Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/24/2020

An alleged Hunter Biden sex tape has been posted online by an anti-Communist Chinese dissident group. It’s disgusting, but also boring. The only salacious thing about it is that it features the alleged Mr. Biden’s… ahem… Toobin in an aroused state — albeit somewhat blurred out — for most of the 15-minute video.

In other news, English police have set up checkpoints on the border between England and Wales, and are turning back any travelers for whom the trip not essential.

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Thanks to Diana West, JD, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Insider Economist Reveals COVID-19 Cashless Society Takeover Plan
» Recent College Grads Face Worst Employment Prospects in Decades Thanks to COVID-19
» The Destruction of the Euro
» World Economic Forum Seeks to Enslave Americans by Replacing Free-Market Capitalism With “Great Reset” To Roll Out Global Socialism
 
USA
» 12 Shot, 2 Killed as NYC Gun Violence Continues to Surge
» Black Lives Matter Occupies Seattle Trader Joe’s Demanding 15 Percent to Black Communities
» BLM Protesters Call for Defunding San Bernardino Police After Officer Kills Armed Black Suspect
» Californians Could be Forced to Work Remotely as Governments Everywhere Capitalize on COVID
» Chelsea Handler: “I Had to Remind” 50 Cent He Was Black, So “He Can’t Vote for Trump”
» Chicago Will Start Ticketing Motorists for Going 6 Mph Over Speed Limit
» Corporation From an Islamic State Where Wife-Beating is Legal Opens a Feminist Hotel in DC
» Curfew Goes Into Effect in Chicago for Non-Essential Businesses
» Dr. Fauci’s COVID-19 Treachery
» FDA Approves Gilead’s Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19 Despite Data Showing Drug Doesn’t Work
» First Tests of New “Immunity Passports” Will Take Place Wednesday
» GoFundMe for Free Speech Activist and Attack Victim Philip Anderson Deleted After Getting Flagged by Activists
» Goldman Sachs Agrees to Pay More Than $2.9 Billion to Resolve Probes Into Its 1MDB Scandal
» Harvard Professor Says Republican Party Threatens Democracy
» Lisa Murkowski Will Vote to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court
» Media Throw a Fit After NBC’s Doxing Journo Brandy Zadrozny Gets Exposed by Tucker Carlson Tonight
» Mitch McConnell Dodges Health Questions Despite Bruised Face, Bandaged Hands
» Multimillionaire Founder of 24-Hour Fitness Says His 12-Year-Old Son Was Threatened With Arrest by His California School for Missing Three 30-Minute Zoom Classes and Told He is ‘A Truant of the State’
» New England Journal of Medicine Promotes Mandatory Vaccinations, Tells States How to Do it
» PG&E May Cut Power to Over 1 Million People in California
» Poll: Trump’s Black Voter Approval Nearly Doubles in 3 Days
» Portland Antifa Insurgent Federally Charged After Local DA Dropped Assault Charges
» Portland Exorcism: Archbishop Prays Away Evil of Social Unrest
» San Francisco Tech CEO Emails 10 Million Customers Urging Them to Vote for Biden
» Student Lawsuits Asking for COVID-19 Refunds Pile Up Against Universities
» That Sick Glimmer of Recognition
» The Deep State
» Top 10% of Twitter Users Create 92% of Tweets in US — and 69% of Them Lean Left
» Top Dems Schumer & Wyden Beg FBI Director Wray Not to Investigate Bidens Before Election
» Trump Grants Clemency to Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Non-Violent Drug Crime
» Trump: “Biden Works for Big Tech, Big Media… They Keep it Nice and Quiet”
» Video: Trump Slams Leslie Stahl for ‘Protecting’ Biden After She Insists There’s No Biden Scandal
 
Canada
» Facebook Censors British Columbia MLA Candidate Jenn Smith During Election Season
 
Europe and the EU
» Amnesty International and Other Soros Backed NGOs Accused Orban of Homophobia and Hate Mongering
» Escape From Wales: UK Police Set Up Checkpoints With Lockdown Region
» France Tops 1 Million Coronavirus Cases, Nearly 70 Per Cent of Population Under Curfew
» French Teachers Receive Death Threats Explicitly Referencing Beheading of Samuel Paty
» Naples Riots Against Lockdown Threat, Record COVID-19 Cases in Italy
» Scotland: Watch: 104-Year-Old Woman Locked Down in Care Home for Months Begs to See Family
» Video: Furious Welshman Tears Down Sheeting Off “Non-Essential” Goods in COVID Lockdown Protest
» ‘We Will Cut Your Head Off’: French Mayor Threatened in Wake of Teacher Beheading
 
North Africa
» Al-Azhar Grand Imam Says Man Who Beheaded Teacher Doesn’t Speak for Islam, But Warns Against ‘Insulting Religions’
 
Middle East
» France Recalls Ambassador From Turkey After ‘Unacceptable’ Erdogan Comments
» Iran’s Khamenei: ‘Muslim Nations Will Never Accept the Humiliation of Compromising With the Zionist Regime’
» Iran: Woman Bicycles Without Hijab, Governor Says She ‘Insulted the Islamic Veil, ‘ Her Motive is Being Investigated
 
Caucasus
» Turkey, Azerbaijan Commit More Crimes Against Armenians
 
Far East
» Blockbuster Report Reveals How Biden Family Was Compromised by China
 
Immigration
» Spain’s Canary Islands See 283 Migrants Arrive in 1 Day
» UK Home Office to Plead With Muslim Migrants Via Facebook Ads Not to Come to the Country
» UK: ‘Lefty Lawyers’ Who Were Blasted by Priti Patel Search for Asylum Seekers to Sue the Home Office in Legal Claim That Could Cost Taxpayers Millions
» UK: Home Office Launch ‘Urgent’ Probe Into Balding ‘Asylum Seeker’ School Pupil Who Parents Complained ‘Looks 40 Years Old Posing as a Teenager’
» UK: Migrants: Thirty People Intercepted Crossing Channel in Small Boats
» UK: Police Arrest 19 Suspected People Smugglers in Last Two Weeks as Tide of Migrants Making Dangerous Channel Dash Continues to Rise With More Than 7,500 So Far This Year
 
Culture Wars
» Fear Secures Obedience in COVID-19 War
» Is the Pandemic a Scam to Reduce the World Population & Give Control to a Small Group of Powerful People by Instilling Fear?
» Trump Admin Leads 32 Nations in U.N. Rebuke: No International ‘Right’ To Abortion
 

Insider Economist Reveals COVID-19 Cashless Society Takeover Plan

There are two competing financial systems operating on Earth today, and the globalists are attempting to use COVID to merge the two and establish planetary financial dictatorship

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Recent College Grads Face Worst Employment Prospects in Decades Thanks to COVID-19

Just like their forebears (the millennials who graduated from college between 2008 and 2012) it appears Gen Z is facing a labor-market shock of serious magnitude, spurred by the coronavirus pandemic and its attendant impact on the American economy, swelling the unemployment rolls while also disrupting the typical pipeline of internships and entry-level gigs that usually help students find permanent entry-level jobs.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

The Destruction of the Euro

The Eurozone is bust. The deterioration of TARGET2 imbalances have been hardly noticed, but in recent months it has been alarming. Despite official denials over the years that it is a matter of concern, it is increasingly obvious that the national banks of Italy, Spain and other nations with increasing bad debts are hiding them within the TARGET2 system. The first wave of Covid-19, which is leading to bankruptcies throughout the Eurozone, is now being followed by a second wave, which will almost certainly take out a number of important banks, in which case the cross-border euro system will implode.

If ever there was a political construct the unstated objective of which is to enslave its population, it is the European Union. Its opportunity stems from national governments which, with the exception of Germany and a few other northern states, had driven or were on the way to driving their failed states into the ground. The EU’s objectives were to support the policies of failure by corralling the accumulated wealth of the more successful nations to fund the failures in a socialistic doubling-down, and to accelerate the policies of failure to ensure that all power resides in the hands of statist looters in Brussels.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

World Economic Forum Seeks to Enslave Americans by Replacing Free-Market Capitalism With “Great Reset” To Roll Out Global Socialism

Donald Trump’s presidency has so frightened globalists around the world that they are literally pulling out all the stops to destroy him and the greatest country i the history of the world — the United States.

Why? Because a powerful, wealthy, stable America, which Trump created before the Wuhan coronavirus, is anathema to the socialist, Marxist authoritarian world they want to create — and then run.

To do that, however, the globalists must first discredit, and then replace, our founding principle of capitalism, the world’s only economic model that has been wildly successful for the majority of people who live under it.

And of course, like other leftists, the globalists are going to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to get their way…

Let’s get some things straight: These multimillionaire and multibillionaire globalists (like Schwab) don’t give a rat’s you-know-what about “social justice.” Like the coronavirus, that is just another tool for them to exploit in order to enact their agenda.

For another, these people are never going to give up their own wealth, but their economic system — socialism or worse, Marxism or Communism — will require that the rest of us surrender whatever wealth we have accumulated to them so they can redistribute it people who don’t have as much, so that in the end we’re all equally poor (the exceptions being, of course, the wealthy elitist globalists who ‘run things’).

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

12 Shot, 2 Killed as NYC Gun Violence Continues to Surge

A dozen people were shot — two fatally — in 11 separate incidents across the city Thursday and Friday, police said.

In the latest gunplay, a 25-year-old man was blasted once in the left arm by a ski mask-wearing thief who displayed a revolver and swiped his gold chain at George Street and Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood around 2 a.m. Friday, authorities said.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Black Lives Matter Occupies Seattle Trader Joe’s Demanding 15 Percent to Black Communities

A video tweeted Thursday night shows a large group of BLM activists entering a Seattle Trader Joe’s store. They chanted and beat drums as they marched through the grocery chain location.

The marchers chanted demands that the store donate “15 percent at least” to the Black community. They went on to harass customers and store employees, demanding they join the cause.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

BLM Protesters Call for Defunding San Bernardino Police After Officer Kills Armed Black Suspect

The nationwide fervor that drove millions of white college students out into the streets to protest systemic racism and police brutality has since cooled, probably because, once the dust settled, most normal people had a second to survey the facts and realize that thousands of unarmed black men actually aren’t being killed by police every year in the US (the real figure is closer to 9).

But that hasn’t stopped a core contingent of BLM protesters from carrying on with their radical demands to defund police, seizing on every police-involved shooting, regardless of the circumstances, to create chaos and push their radical agenda.

In the latest example of this, a mob of protesters gathered in down town San Bernardino, Calif. Friday night, one day after police killed an armed suspect who reportedly tried to overpower an officer as he reached for his firearm.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Californians Could be Forced to Work Remotely as Governments Everywhere Capitalize on COVID

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Those were the words of Saul Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, a book… Californians Could Be Forced to Work Remotely as Governments…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Chelsea Handler: “I Had to Remind” 50 Cent He Was Black, So “He Can’t Vote for Trump”

Chelsea Handler responded to her ex-boyfriend 50 Cent’s recent tweets supporting Trump, saying she would “pay [his] taxes in exchange for [him] coming to [his] senses.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago Will Start Ticketing Motorists for Going 6 Mph Over Speed Limit

Here in Middle America, there are small towns where going a couple of miles per hour over the speed limit will get you stopped by the town’s lone police officer. These “speed traps” are dotted throughout the region as, many times, a significant portion of a town’s revenue comes from issuing these tickets.

Now, the entire city of Chicago will become one, gigantic speed trap. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is going to rig traffic cameras to automatically issue tickets for residents going just 6 MPH over the posted speed limit.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Corporation From an Islamic State Where Wife-Beating is Legal Opens a Feminist Hotel in DC

Look at the tampon portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, ignore the wife-beating.

What was Washington D.C. missing?

A feminist hotel whose lobby has a giant portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg made out of “repurposed tampons”. Of all the ways the deceased justice would want to be remembered, a giant tampon portrait likely ranks below being the new Land O’Lakes or Aunt Jemima mascot.

But Hotel Zena’s incredible commitment to female empowerment also includes a reception desk full of jumbled high heels, giant portraits of female warriors, thousands of feminist protest buttons, and a Wall of Honor that includes Oprah and Hillary Clinton, for a “fierce” atmosphere.

Because who doesn’t come on a business trip to D.C. and then wants to stay overnight in a “fierce” atmosphere while being glared at by a mural of a dour Greek goddess in every room?

The only thing funnier than a “fierce”, but “inviting” feminist hotel is who’s behind it.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Curfew Goes Into Effect in Chicago for Non-Essential Businesses

CHICAGO — A 10 p.m. on Friday, curfew went into effect for all non-essential businesses in Chicago.

Some restaurant owners say they are already feeling the strain.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Dr. Fauci’s COVID-19 Treachery

With Chilling Ties to the Chinese Military

by Peter R. Breggin MD and Ginger R. Breggin

Executive Summary

This report documents in detail how Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has been the major force behind a series of research activities and other government actions that enabled the Chinese Communist Party to create lethal SARScoronaviruses,leading to the release of SARS-CoV-2from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Fauci continues to cover for the Chineseand for himself, denying the origin of SARS-CoV-2, and delaying and thwarting worldwide attempts to deal rationally with the pandemic.

This report documents with more than 100 linked citations the following activities by Dr. Fauci:

(1) Until stopped by President Trump in mid-April 2020, Fauci funded both individual Chinese researchers and the Wuhan Institute as collaborators with American researchers in creating lethal coronavirusesfrom harmless bat viruses. This collaboration and direct funding enabled the Chinese Communist Party and its military to make potential bioweapons on their own, including SARS-CoV-2.In April 2020, shortly after our disclosure of these US/Chinese collaborations, President Trump canceledfundingfor them. However, Fauci has recently unleashed a deluge of new funding that will almost certainly benefit Chinese scientists at universities and research facilities in this country who have close ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

FDA Approves Gilead’s Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19 Despite Data Showing Drug Doesn’t Work

Despite reams of data from an international WHO study raising serious questions about its efficacy, the FDA has finally approved the use of Gilead Science’s remdesivir — a powerful antiviral originally developed to treat ebola — for the treatment of COVID-19, making it the first such drug approved to treat the virus in the US.

The FDA first granted the drug emergency authorization in May, allowing hospitals and doctors to use the drug even though by all accounts it wasn’t that widely used.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

First Tests of New “Immunity Passports” Will Take Place Wednesday

Back in April, when the coronavirus was still new and scary, with cities from New York, to London to Paris in its… First Tests Of New “Immunity Passports” Will Take…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

GoFundMe for Free Speech Activist and Attack Victim Philip Anderson Deleted After Getting Flagged by Activists

The victim of an attack in San Francisco has had his GoFundMe page, set up in the wake of the incident, removed.

No reason has been given for deleting Philip Anderson’s page and returning all donations.

Anderson is a free speech activist who has been following the protests and riots staged over the past months. But when, on October 17, Anderson and Team Save America tried to organize a protest of their own against censorship imposed on the internet by the largest US tech companies, he came under attack.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Goldman Sachs Agrees to Pay More Than $2.9 Billion to Resolve Probes Into Its 1MDB Scandal

Goldman Sachs agreed to pay more than $2.9 billion to regulators around the world, including a record penalty for violating a U.S. anti-corruption law, to resolve probes into its role in an international finance scandal, authorities announced Thursday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Harvard Professor Says Republican Party Threatens Democracy

A Harvard University professor recently told Vox that the United States faces an “existential crisis” because of the Republican Party’s political strategy.

Pippa Norris teaches political science at Harvard’s Kennedy School and was recently interviewed by Vox writer Sean Illing.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Lisa Murkowski Will Vote to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced Saturday that she will vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, despite previously expressing opposition to filling a vacancy so close to the election.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Media Throw a Fit After NBC’s Doxing Journo Brandy Zadrozny Gets Exposed by Tucker Carlson Tonight

The Blue Cheka journos who work to dox dissidents and get them censored on behalf of our corrupt ruling class threw a fit Thursday on Twitter after one of their own, NBC smear-merchant Brandy Zadrozny, was exposed on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mitch McConnell Dodges Health Questions Despite Bruised Face, Bandaged Hands

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has no health issues of concern — despite sporting bruises and bandages on his hands this week.

The 78-year-old Kentucky senator dodged questions about his health from reporters in the Capitol Thursday, CNN reported.

Asked whether he had any health issues, McConnell answered, “of course not,” and then didn’t respond when asked if he was being treated by a doctor.

[Comment: Why didn’t reporters ask directly “How did your hands and face get bruised?” This seems to be happening a lot — remember Sen Reid? One bizzare theory is that perhaps the bruises are indicative of the soul being sucked out and replaced with a demonic entity. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Multimillionaire Founder of 24-Hour Fitness Says His 12-Year-Old Son Was Threatened With Arrest by His California School for Missing Three 30-Minute Zoom Classes and Told He is ‘A Truant of the State’

The founder of the 24-Hour Fitness empire says he has received a letter from his son’s California middle school, threatening to have the 12-year-old boy arrested for missing 90 minutes worth of remote learning.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New England Journal of Medicine Promotes Mandatory Vaccinations, Tells States How to Do it

The mandated vaccine trap is being carefully constructed and now the formerly-prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is coopted into the political gamesmanship. This is Big Pharma dominance at its worst. ? TN Editor

[Comment: Send their entire editorial team door to door trying to force people to take the vaccine.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

PG&E May Cut Power to Over 1 Million People in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric may cut power to over 1 million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires as extreme fire weather returns to the region, the utility announced Friday.

The nation’s largest utility said it could black out customers in 38 counties — including most of the San Francisco Bay Area — as weather forecasts called for a return of bone-dry, gusty weather that carries the threat of downing or fouling power lines or other equipment that in recent years have been blamed for igniting massive and deadly blazes in central and Northern California.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Poll: Trump’s Black Voter Approval Nearly Doubles in 3 Days

A new survey found President Trump’s approval rating among likely black voters nearly doubled this week.

According to Rasmussen Reports, Trump’s approval rating among likely black voters went from 25% on Monday to 46%, while his overall approval rating was at 51% on Friday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Portland Antifa Insurgent Federally Charged After Local DA Dropped Assault Charges

An Antifa insurgent accused of assaulting police officers and stealing property from a federal courthouse at violent protests in Portland has been federally charged after his local felony assault charges were dropped by the district attorney.

Following an investigation by the FBI, Jeffrey Richard Singer, 33, was arrested and charged with felony civil disorder and theft of government property on Wednesday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Portland Exorcism: Archbishop Prays Away Evil of Social Unrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It’s “spooky season” and what’s spookier than an exorcism?

Portland’s Archbishop Alexander Sample and his clergy prayed the rite of exorcism over Portland in downtown’s North Park Blocks last Saturday.

While you might start picturing heads spinning and demons soaring out of the city, Sample said that’s not exactly what went down.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

San Francisco Tech CEO Emails 10 Million Customers Urging Them to Vote for Biden

Offering yet another reminder of just how far-removed the hysterical hyper-liberalism of San Francisco and the Bay Area is from the normal American political baseline, the CEO of Expensify, one of the world’s largest providers of expense account software, recently emailed all 10 million users of the firms’software pleading with them to vote for Vice President Joe Biden.

According to Bloomberg, the idea elicited “strong debate” within the company, which is based in San Francisco, with some employees disagreeing with the gesture. But CEO David Barrett, the driving force behind the message, said he decided to press ahead and hit ‘send’.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Student Lawsuits Asking for COVID-19 Refunds Pile Up Against Universities

Hands-on learning. Face-to-face interactions. Study sessions in the student union. Workouts in the student gym.

That’s what students said they signed up for — and were required to pay for — when they attended universities across the country last spring.

But, they argue, it’s not what they got once the coronavirus drove them off campus. And now they want their money back.

Class-action lawsuits calling for partial reimbursement of tuition and fees are continuing to amass nationwide — from Ivy League institutions to goliath state university systems to small private colleges — with potentially hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

Lawsuits challenging the entire University of California and California State University systems — which encompass UC San Diego, San Diego State University and Cal State San Marcos — are already deep into litigation. If certified as class actions, the cases could incorporate more than 750,000 students combined.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

That Sick Glimmer of Recognition

This is kind of where I am on Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell,” now augmented by corroborating and amplifying evidence offered by business associates of Hunter Biden’s, including Bevan Cooney and Mike Bobulinski, who have even at this late hour brought forward their own communications with other Biden insiders: The Biden Family story of corruption is only a symptom of the systemic corruption and subversion of the powerful agencies that are entrusted and empowered to protect the American people from all enemies, foreign and domestic. These agencies have become anti-American rogue operations.

The FBI possessed the laptop and did nothing. If the CIA was not onto the Biden Family China gambit into the world of Chinese espionage, as laid out here at Zero Hedge, its negligence is criminal; it is extremely hard to believe the agency was unconscious of what has been going on for years.

But it’s even worse than all of that. The time-frame of particular interest overlaps the Obama-Biden administration and early Trump administration, which also overlaps the origins and early phases of the anti-Trump conspiracy and rolling coup d’etat against the Trump presidency. In other words, while the FBI and CIA turned blind eyes to the Bidens and their corruption by and with America’s enemies & rivals, the FBI and CIA were simultaneously staging, fabricating and investigating the Trump family and political team in order to drive the president from office and overturn an election.

It is a special corruption that veers into treason.

Consider Point 1 from the research published at Zero Hedge…

           — Hat tip: Diana West [Return to headlines]
 

The Deep State

By Dr. Dennis Cuddy

The Deep State usually refers to a left-leaning entrenched bureaucracy, with whom I am familiar from my years in the Reagan administration. My first awareness of its existence came from my reading Graham Allison’s book, THE ESSENCE OF DECISION, in which he wrote about “the bureaucratic model” concerning the Cuban Missile Crisis (CMC) of the early 1960s. I wrote about the CMC being a sham in the June 4, 1989 edition of THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC (also printed in the HOUSTON POST). There are actually 2 parts to the bureaucracy in the federal government. Both of them have as a primary objective preserving their own jobs. Part 1 are the civil servants who actively work to thwart RIFs (Reductions in Force) that the government executes to save monies. The more dangerous part of the Deep State bureaucracy are former political operatives who have been implanted in the bureaucracy by converting them to civil servants usually toward the end of a Democrat administration. This is what Presidents Carter and Obama did, for example.

President Carter placed many of his political operatives in the bureaucracy as civil servants so they would be harder to remove. They were not just “pencil pushers,” but were strategically placed to preserve the initiatives of President Carter via delaying and other undermining tactics such as smearing Reagan appointees.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Top 10% of Twitter Users Create 92% of Tweets in US — and 69% of Them Lean Left

The majority of Twitter content coming out of the United States, 92% of it, is created by just 10% of Twitter users, and 69% of those users are Democrat or Democratic-leaning independents, according to new research by Pew.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Top Dems Schumer & Wyden Beg FBI Director Wray Not to Investigate Bidens Before Election

Globalist politicians claim action taken before election would “undermine the rule of law.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Grants Clemency to Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Non-Violent Drug Crime

President Trump granted clemency on Wednesday to Charles Duke Tanner, a former professional boxer that had already served 16 years of his 30-year sentence in prison for a non-violent drug crime.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Trump: “Biden Works for Big Tech, Big Media… They Keep it Nice and Quiet”

President Trump said Joe Biden works for “Big Tech” and “Big Media” at a campaign rally in Florida on Friday.

“Joe Biden works for ‘Big Tech,’ ‘Big Media.’ They’re his boss,” Trump said.

“They keep it nice and quiet. He’s got a scandal, corrupt politician. They keep it out. They don’t want to let any story go.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Trump Slams Leslie Stahl for ‘Protecting’ Biden After She Insists There’s No Biden Scandal

CBS journalist makes unsubstantiated claim that Joe Biden is “not” involved in a scandal

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Censors British Columbia MLA Candidate Jenn Smith During Election Season

An independent Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) candidate in Canada is being censored and silenced by Facebook, the largest social media site. The social media platform has not provided a reason for the censorship.

Jenn Smith is campaigning to be an MLA by contesting the seat in Victoria-Swan Lake, the capital city of British Columbia. Like other candidates, he has been trying to use Facebook to reach voters.

However, the Big Tech company is silencing him and not giving him a chance to appeal the censorship decision.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Amnesty International and Other Soros Backed NGOs Accused Orban of Homophobia and Hate Mongering

Amnesty International and seven other NGOs filed a complaint with Hungary’s constitutional ombudsman against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban accusing him of excluding the LMBTQI community from society, humiliating them, and violating their human dignity guaranteed by the constitution.

According to these organizations, the Orban reinforces certain negative stereotypes that can be found in Hungarian society against sexual minorities.

The complaint comes as a reaction to the prime minister’s words during a radio interview in which he commented on the publication of a children’s storybook published by Labrisz Lesbian Society. Orban remarked that the Hungarian legislation regarding homosexuality is based on “a very tolerant and patient approach, as Hungarians are tolerant towards this phenomenon. Moreover, Hungarians are tolerant to the point that they will put up with very provocative demonstrations… Hungary is a tolerant and patient country with regards to homosexuality, however, there is a red line that must not be crossed, and I will sum up my opinion henceforth: Leave our children alone!”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Escape From Wales: UK Police Set Up Checkpoints With Lockdown Region

An English police force has set up roadblocks along parts of the border with Wales to question people leaving during the lockdown. If drivers do not give a sufficient reason for travel and refuse to turn around, officers will inform their Welsh counterparts.

Wales went into a 17-day so-called “fire-break” lockdown on Friday after seeing a rise in coronavirus cases, with 1,756 dying of the virus in the country of three million. Measures include a ban on non-essential travel. Gloucestershire Police, an English force in a border county with the Celtic nation, said that they will stop any vehicles they suspect are making unnecessary journeys out of Wales.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

France Tops 1 Million Coronavirus Cases, Nearly 70 Per Cent of Population Under Curfew

From Saturday, nearly 70 per cent of the population of France will be under a night-time curfew, as the country became the second in the EU to top one million confirmed cases of the Chinese coronavirus.

Prime Minister Jean Castex announced that from overnight Friday to Saturday at midnight, 38 more départments will be added to the restrictions list, more than double the number currently subjected to the curfew.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

French Teachers Receive Death Threats Explicitly Referencing Beheading of Samuel Paty

Teachers at several schools in France have received death threats, stating that unless they pay cash, they will be killed like Samuel Paty.

Just days after an 18-year-old Chechen refugee Abdullah Anzorov beheaded history and geography teacher Samuel Paty for showing his class the Mohammed cartoons published by magazine Charlie Hebdo, several schools in France received death threats via email, referencing the murder.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Naples Riots Against Lockdown Threat, Record COVID-19 Cases in Italy

Naples, capital of Italy’s Campania region, has seen violent protests and rioting on the first night of curfew as regional president Vincenzo De Luca warns a lockdown is imminent. Friday also saw another record high for positive coronavirus cases in Italy, with 19,143 new infections.

The southern Campania region’s first night of curfew on Friday saw hundreds of protesters take to the streets demonstrating against stringent regional measures to curb the COVID-19 spread. According to local reports, protesters were carrying signs reading “Against De Luca” and “You close us you pay us”.

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Scotland: Watch: 104-Year-Old Woman Locked Down in Care Home for Months Begs to See Family

A 104-year woman locked down in a care home for months has gone viral after filming a message begging to see her family again.

In a video shared on the Care Home Relatives Scotland group on Facebook, Mary Fowler says she is “very well looked after” at the Balfarg Care Home in Glenrothes, Scotland, but adds: “I want my family, though.”

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Video: Furious Welshman Tears Down Sheeting Off “Non-Essential” Goods in COVID Lockdown Protest

A video out of Wales shows a furious shopper in a branch of Tesco tearing away plastic sheeting used to cover “non-essential” goods while decrying a COVID lockdown that is robbing people of “basic human needs.”

As we highlighted yesterday, photos began emerging of bedding and other supermarket items deemed “non-essential” being covered with plastic sheeting to prevent people in Wales from buying them.

Now a new video has emerged of an irate Welshman tearing down similar sheeting in a branch of Tesco in Bangor last night.

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‘We Will Cut Your Head Off’: French Mayor Threatened in Wake of Teacher Beheading

A town mayor is receiving protection from the national government after threats to behead him were painted on walls, the menacing messages coming just days after a teacher was decapitated in a Paris suburb.

Three different sets of graffiti were discovered around a Lyon suburb on Thursday, which referred to local police and the town’s mayor Jérémie Bréaud. French news magazine Paris Match reports that while the messages misspelt the mayor’s name, the intent was clear when they said: “Jérémy Breaud we will behead you!”

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Al-Azhar Grand Imam Says Man Who Beheaded Teacher Doesn’t Speak for Islam, But Warns Against ‘Insulting Religions’

Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Sheikh of Al-Azhar, said: “I declare that Islam, its teachings and its Prophet are innocent of this wicked terrorist crime….At the same time, I emphasize that insulting religions and attacking their sacred symbols under the banner of freedom of expression is an intellectual double standard and an open invitation to hatred.”

No it isn’t a double standard or an “invitation to hatred,“ at least not for any other religion except Islam. Al-Tayeb — hailed by many Sunni Muslims as the highest authority in Sunni Islam — is the one who is inciting hatred, issuing a sly justification for violence against “blasphemers” such as that which was perpetrated against French teacher Samuel Paty. He is subtly saying that Paty “invited” hatred, from which it is easy to conclude that he deserved what he got. This is much in keeping with the statements of Sheikh Ali Al-Yousuf of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, who praised the Muslim migrant teen who beheaded Paty, stating that the teen only took it upon himself to carry out the death penalty for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

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France Recalls Ambassador From Turkey After ‘Unacceptable’ Erdogan Comments

France on Saturday said it was recalling its envoy to Turkey for consultations after comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggesting French counterpart Emmanuel Macron needed a mental health check-up that Paris condemned as unacceptable.

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Iran’s Khamenei: ‘Muslim Nations Will Never Accept the Humiliation of Compromising With the Zionist Regime’

While Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Sudan are normalizing relations with Israel, the Islamic Republic of Iran remains determined to obliterate Israel, as the Palestinian Arabs and their allies have vowed to do since the birth of the modern state of Israel in 1948. Although the Palestinians claim to want a “two-state” solution, a single state that they would dominate is really the goal, as is made clear in the PLO Manifesto and the charters of various Palestinian groups.

Iran has spent billions on supporting the jihad against Israel (and against the West). Meanwhile, Turkey also poses a significant and increasing threat to Israel. A paper close to Erdogan once called for an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) “army of Islam” to attack Israel. Erdogan recently hosted a large Hamas delegation, including wanted jihad terrorists who murdered Israelis. Erdogan and Khamenei are just the latest examples of a long history of Islamic antisemitism.

“Iran’s Khamenei: Muslim nations reject ‘humiliation’ of compromise with Israel,” Times of Israel, October 21, 2020.

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Iran: Woman Bicycles Without Hijab, Governor Says She ‘Insulted the Islamic Veil, ‘ Her Motive is Being Investigated

“Authorities in Iran have arrested a woman for ‘insulting the Islamic Hijab,’ after a video of her cycling without a veil went viral on social media,” and as if that weren’t enough, Najafabad governor Mojatabei Raei claimed: “The residents of this city are holding a protest rally today after the unprecedented violation of norms.”

Meanwhile, the Canadian broadcaster CBC once again promoted the hijab as “modest fashion,” after its last hijab-promoting Muslima was arrested for joining the Islamic State. Female coverings are an enduring symbol of women’s inferiority and oppression in Islam.

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Turkey, Azerbaijan Commit More Crimes Against Armenians

On September 27, the people of the Armenian Republic of Artsakh in the South Caucasus, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, woke up to the shelling of the military forces of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijani forces have since indiscriminately shelled the civilian areas of Artsakh including its capital, Stepanakert. Many residential areas have been largely destroyed by Azerbaijani bombardment. Half of the population have been displaced, the region’s rights ombudsman Artak Beglaryan said on October 7.

In the small town of Martuni in Artsakh, shells have torn through roofs, leaving piles of rubble and shattered glass, AFP news agency reported.

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Blockbuster Report Reveals How Biden Family Was Compromised by China

In a day when half the US population remained transfixed by the ongoing revelations about the contents of Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” and the other half was doing everything in its power to ignore the news which the socials have conveniently been desperate to censor, a far less noticed but perhaps just as important investigative report authored by the unknown Typhoon Investigations, was released by Christopher Balding, Associate Professor at Peking University HSBC School of Business Shenzhen, China and also Bloomberg contributor (which is odd considering the clear anti-Trump bias of the Bloomberg media empire) exposing Biden activities in China which “the press has simply refused to cover”, and which reveals “how Biden was compromised by the Communist Party of China.”

In a series of tweets around noon on Thursday, Balding said that he had really “not wanted to do this but roughly 2 months ago I was handed a report about Biden activities in China the press has simply refused to cover. I want to strongly emphasize I did not write the report but I know who did.”

Some more background on the origins of the report from Balding’s website:…

BIDEN’s foreign policy stance towards China (formerly hawkish), turned positive despite China’s country’s rising geopolitical assertiveness.

To simply the various opaque Chinese intermediaries, the report shows the transfer of Chinese state money to Hunter, via major Chinese financial SOEs.

[Comment: An exhaustive account. Recommended reading.]

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Spain’s Canary Islands See 283 Migrants Arrive in 1 Day

MADRID — Officials say 283 migrants arrived Friday in four boats to Spain’s Canary Islands, increasing pressure on authorities in the Atlantic archipelago as they respond to increasing numbers of such arrivals in recent weeks.

Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service said 195 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were in one boat that made it to Tenerife island. Another boat carrying 61 migrants was intercepted near the island of Fuerteventura.

The Interior Ministry says that so far this year, more than 8,000 migrants have reached the Canary Islands, located more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) off the northwest African coast.

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UK Home Office to Plead With Muslim Migrants Via Facebook Ads Not to Come to the Country

This plan (and waste of human resources) is absurd. It demonstrates just how clueless UK politicians are, while simultaneously being desperate to appear to the public as if they were doing something. The predominantly Muslim migrants from the Middle East and Africa already know that they should not be crossing the English Channel and illegally entering Britain; they don’t care. They are economic migrants with Smartphones, not legitimate refugees. They are demanding that the UK provide them with a better life; they think it is their right to take whatever they can from the dhimmis and have no hesitation about breaking British laws to gain entry.

“Govt to bombard migrants with Facebook ads telling them to abandon Channel crossings,” by Ryan Sabey, The Sun, October 18, 2020.

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UK: ‘Lefty Lawyers’ Who Were Blasted by Priti Patel Search for Asylum Seekers to Sue the Home Office in Legal Claim That Could Cost Taxpayers Millions

Human rights lawyers are searching for asylum seekers to sue the Home Office in a group legal claim expected to cost taxpayers millions of pounds.

Thousands of people detained at any point in the three years to March 2017 could have a case, prompting controversial law firm Leigh Day to begin seeking potential clients, reassuring them of ‘a good prospect of success’ and adding that taxpayer-funded Legal Aid may be used to fund their claim.

The looming legal action is a blow to Home Secretary Priti Patel, who recently declared the asylum system to be ‘fundamentally broken’ and lambasted ‘Lefty lawyers’.

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UK: Home Office Launch ‘Urgent’ Probe Into Balding ‘Asylum Seeker’ School Pupil Who Parents Complained ‘Looks 40 Years Old Posing as a Teenager’

The Home Office has launched an ‘urgent’ probe into a balding ‘asylum seeker’ school pupil who parents complained ‘looks 40 years old posing as a teenager’.

Parents claimed yesterday that a pupil who is said to have recently moved to Britain from West Africa looks more like a 40-year-old man and has a receding hairline.

Photographs emerged purporting to show the asylum seeker student, following concerns raised by his fellow pupils after he joined a school in Coventry.

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UK: Migrants: Thirty People Intercepted Crossing Channel in Small Boats

More than 30 people, understood to be migrants, have been brought to shore after attempting to cross the Channel in small boats.

Border Force said it dealt with four incidents involving 33 people on Friday.

More than 7,400 people have been intercepted crossing the English Channel in 2020.

In the last fortnight Immigration Enforcement arrested 19 people on suspicion of people smuggling.

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UK: Police Arrest 19 Suspected People Smugglers in Last Two Weeks as Tide of Migrants Making Dangerous Channel Dash Continues to Rise With More Than 7,500 So Far This Year

A total of 19 people have been arrested in the past two weeks in connection with people smuggling across the English Channel.

The Home Office said the arrests came as French authorities also stopped more than 650 people from making the crossing.

UK Border Force said it dealt with four incidents on Friday leading to the detention of 33 migrants.

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Fear Secures Obedience in COVID-19 War

Story at a glance:

Scientists, lawyers, medical professionals and academics are increasingly recognizing that the deliberate fear-mongering that has kept the COVID-19 pandemic alive threatens to replace democracy with fascist totalitarian models of government.

Over the past several years, the threat of bioterrorism and viruses in general have been highlighted as one of the most serious threats to mankind, yet we continue to fund dangerous gain-of-function research — the very source and basis of this threat.

The data tell us SARS-CoV-2 is not the existential threat it’s been made out to be. The big picture emerging seems to point in one direction, and that is the implementation of a long-standing plan to usher in and permanently establish a technocratic society.

In a few short months, we’ve been dramatically shifted from a state of freedom to a state of totalitarianism, and the way that was done was through social engineering, which involves psychological manipulation, two tools of which are fear-based propaganda and censorship.

It appears mobile phone carriers may already be providing data to state governments for quarantines and contact tracing purposes without your knowledge or consent, even though we’ve been told track and trace apps would be voluntary

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Is the Pandemic a Scam to Reduce the World Population & Give Control to a Small Group of Powerful People by Instilling Fear?

Is The Pandemic Real Or Contrived? Anyone with a half a mind has to be asking questions about the veracity of the people in charge and the ridiculous attributions to the virus in question.

The Covid 19 virus has attributed to it the smartest features you could imagine:…

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Trump Admin Leads 32 Nations in U.N. Rebuke: No International ‘Right’ To Abortion

On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Health & Human Services Alex Azar co-hosted the virtual signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration along with the governments of Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda.

The declaration serves as a rebuke to the pro-abortion rights U.N. and World Health Organization (W.H.O.).

It states the nations join to promote women’s health as well as the “strength of the family and of a successful and flourishing society.” The governments also affirm “the essential priority of protecting the right to life.”

The nations that signed onto the declaration, which represent 1.6 billion people, also “reaffirm ‘all are equal before the law,’“ and that “human rights of women are an inalienable, integral, and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.” The governments declare “the inherent ‘dignity and worth of the human person,’ that ‘every human being has the inherent right to life,’ and the commitment ‘to enable women to go safely through pregnancy and childbirth and provide couples with the best chance of having a healthy infant.’“

The declaration emphasizes that “in no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning,” and that “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.”

The governments also assert that “women and girls must enjoy equal access to quality education, economic resources, and political participation,” as well as equal access to employment and decision-making. “This is the first time these nations have committed to working together — despite cultural and religious differences — to ensure that human rights are extended to every member of the human family,” Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, observed in a statement.

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2 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/24/2020

  1. Apparently there is an active lawsuit for grinding organs of a covid-19 patient, in Tabriz, Iran.

    The father of 24 explains his son had some symptoms (coughing), but he was quite OK. He goes for a test and immediately finds himself hospitalised. After 24 hours father finds the son under drugs with little awareness of surrounding. In another 48 hours he dies. Father sees stitches in son’s body. So he examines the intestinal area and notices not much left underneath the skin. So he submits a lawsuit for medical fraud.

    The story only reported in local social media. I cannot find traces of the story in the internet yet.

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