Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/17/2020

A recent survey found that 40% of Americans will not observe COVID-19 restrictions during their Thanksgiving holiday gatherings. Meanwhile, a Sudanese migrant tried to grab a policewoman’s gun after he was stopped by police for a coronavirus violation.

In other news, 320 migrants were rescued from ten different boats off the Canary Islands.

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

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USA
» 40% in U.S. Planning Large Gatherings for Holidays Despite COVID-19 Warnings
» Angry Driver Taunts and Spits at Trump Supporters, Crashes His Car Into a Light Pole
» Are They Trying to Get Her Killed? Ad Accuses Trump Official of Treason, Abetting ‘Sex Parties’
» As America Locks Down, 20 Lawmakers From 3 States Really Just Flew to Maui to Mingle With a Bunch of Lobbyists at a Posh Resort for 4 Days
» Biden Refuses to Answer Whether He Would Cancel Student Loan Debt Via Executive Order
» Biden: Thanksgiving Celebrations Should Include “Maximum 10 People, “ Include Masks and Social Distancing
» CA School District Bans 4 Books That Deal With Racial Issues
» Conan O’Brien to Quit Late Night TV in Summer 2021 After 28 Years
» Facebook Removed or Put Warning Labels on 150 Million Election-Related Pieces of Content, Zuckerberg to Tell Senators
» Facebook Whistleblower Claims the Company Coordinates Its Censorship Efforts With Twitter and Google
» Florida Murder Suspect Killed, Officer Injured in Shooting in Prince George’s County
» GA Recount Finds 2,600 Uncounted Ballots in Single County, About 1,600 for Trump
» Jack Dorsey Says Twitter’s Policies Are Designed to Encourage “More Speech”
» Mailchimp Deplatforms Northern Virginia Tea Party
» Michigan Lawmakers Calling for Gov. Whitmer’s Impeachment: “Whitmer Has Crossed the Line”
» New Restrictions, Lockdowns Sweep the Nation as COVID-19 Cases Surge
» Overdose Deaths Rise 70% in Oregon During Pandemic, OHA Says
» Pair Charged With Voter Fraud Allegedly Submitted Thousands of Fraudulent Applications on Behalf of Homeless People
» Parades Prohibited for Mardi Gras 2021: “Not Canceled, Just Different”
» Republican Burgess Owens Wins Utah House Seat, Becomes 12th Seat GOP Has Flipped
» Ted Cruz Calls Fellow Senator a “Complete a** for Asking Others to Wear Masks in the Chamber
» The Election Vote: The Deeper You Look, The Worse it Gets
» The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Meets Fantasy Islam
» Twitter CEO’s Shocking Excuse for Censoring NY Post on Biden While Allowing NYT’s Trump Tax Returns
» Twitter Caught Shadowbanning Trump Lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell Tweets From Its Search Results
» Video: CNN Clown Stelter Presents Hit-List of Conservative Media Outlets
» Was the US Election Stolen?
 
Europe and the EU
» Brexit Negotiations May Run to December While UK Eyes Deal by Next Week
» British Govt Refuses to Rule Out Mandatory Vaccines, Orders 5 Million Jabs From Moderna
» British Govt Failed to Deport 45 Convicted Terrorists After Release From Prison: Report
» Emmanuel Macron Slams Media Coverage of France’s Position on Islamic Extremism
» EU Has Never Been as Divided as it is Now, Says Top Polish Official About Rule of Law Debate
» France: Muslims Again Threaten to Rape and Kill Woman for Criticizing Islam
» French Philosopher: Trump Didn’t Launch Any Wars and Restored the Economy, But the French Media Still Hates Him
» Germany: Green Party Abandons Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Proclaims ‘Zero Tolerance’ For ‘Islamist Terrorism’
» Observers Shocked at Greta Thunberg’s Inability to Answer a Simple Question Without a Script
» PM Orban: Hungary Vetoes EU Budget and Recovery Package
» Poland’s Veto of EU Budget Over Rule of Law Blackmail is Necessary Says Justice Minister Ziobro
» Poll: Majority of Brits Support Government Making Coronavirus Vaccine Mandatory
» Sweden Stages Coronavirus U-Turn, Banning Public Events With More Than Eight People
» Swedish Prosecutor Determines Burning Qu’ran Not a Hate Crime
» The Goal is to Vaccinate 70% of Czechs Against COVID-19, Says Czech Health Minister
» UK Labour Party Calls for Social Platforms to be Punished if They Don’t Delete Vaccine-Skeptical Conversations
» UK Met Police Call on Citizens to Snitch on Lockdown Breachers Using Online Reporting Tool
» UK MP Suggests People Shouldn’t be Allowed to Work Without COVID Vaccine
» UK: Study Finds Certain Mouthwashes Can Kill Coronavirus
» UK: Study Warns That New Work From Home Trend is Making People More “Racist”
» UK: Singer Morrissey Dropped by Record Label; Claims Reason is ‘Diversity’
 
Middle East
» Trump Administration Orders Withdrawal of 2,500 Troops From Afghanistan, Iraq by Year’s End
» When Abu Muhammad Al-Masri Was Killed in Tehran
 
South Asia
» Forced to Read Namaz and Quran, Reveals Minor Hindu Girl Abducted by Married Muslim Man From Bengal
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia Plans to Automatically Use People’s Payment Records for Coronavirus “Tracing”
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Congo: Muslims Murder 29 People in National Park and Six More in Armed Jihad Attack on Village
» Mali: Ansar Dine Leader Souleymane Keita, Others Sentenced to Death for Terrorism
 
Immigration
» Belgium: Migrant Tries to Grab Female Police Officer’s Gun During Coronavirus Check
» France: Afghan Migrant Sentenced for Attacking Hospital Staff and Threatening to Kill Them With AK-47
» French Police Forcibly Clear Huge Paris Migrant Camp Where More Than 2,000 People Lived Shoulder-to-Shoulder in Tents Under Motorway Overpass
» Greece: Migrants Stopped on Italy-Bound Yacht
» Spain Locates 320 Migrants in 10 Boats Off Canary Islands
» UK: Moment Crowds of Migrants Climb Fences and Chant ‘Freedom’ In Protest at Conditions Inside Disused Kent Barracks Where They Are Being Held Awaiting Asylum Claims
 
Culture Wars
» “Great Reset” Mastermind Suggests Risk Assessment “Brain Scans” Before Allowing Travel
» Abortion Giant Changes Name to Downplay Eugenicist Founder
» World Economic Forum Deletes Tweet After Backlash Against Its Proposed Dystopia
 

40% in U.S. Planning Large Gatherings for Holidays Despite COVID-19 Warnings

Nov. 12 (UPI) — Nearly 40% of U.S. residents plan to participate in gatherings of 10 or more people this holiday season despite concerns over the spread of COVID-19, according to the findings of a survey released Thursday by Ohio State University.

In addition, one-third of respondents said they wouldn’t ask attendees at holiday parties with family or friends to wear masks, and just over 25% indicated that they wouldn’t practice social distancing, the data showed.

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

Angry Driver Taunts and Spits at Trump Supporters, Crashes His Car Into a Light Pole

During a pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” rally in Houston, an angry pro-Biden motorist pulled over to curse and spit at the president’s supporters. After taunting them by shouting “You lost,” coupled with a volley of curse words, the driver then promptly ran into a light pole.

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

Are They Trying to Get Her Killed? Ad Accuses Trump Official of Treason, Abetting ‘Sex Parties’

On Monday, the anti-Trump PAC Meidas Touch released a horrifying ad slamming Emily Murphy, the administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA). The ad slams Murphy for refusing to sign transition paperwork for Joe Biden’s staff while President Donald Trump contests the results of the 2020 election. While it is fair to criticize Murphy for holding up a transition (which could be reversed should Trump turn out to have won the election), Meidas Touch engaged in horrifying hyperbole, accusing Murphy of treason, “sedition,” abetting “sex parties” at government expense, and putting American lives at risk.

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

As America Locks Down, 20 Lawmakers From 3 States Really Just Flew to Maui to Mingle With a Bunch of Lobbyists at a Posh Resort for 4 Days

Yes, this really happened.

Yesterday, while 40 California counties moved back into the purple tier (meaning businesses, schools, and churches must be closed or limited), and lockdowns intensified across the nation, 20 supreme, all-powerful lawmakers from 3 states (including lockdown-happy California and Washington) headed to Maui—along with around 100 other people comprised of prominent lobbyists and their families—for a four-day conference at a swanked-out resort.

What’s not suspicious at all is that the organizer refuses to release the names of the attendees chopping it up at the posh Fairmont Kea Lani.

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

Biden Refuses to Answer Whether He Would Cancel Student Loan Debt Via Executive Order

Joe Biden answered questions Monday about his plans for student loan forgiveness, but refused to answer a question about whether he would issue an executive order to forgive student loan debt.

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

Biden: Thanksgiving Celebrations Should Include “Maximum 10 People, “ Include Masks and Social Distancing

Former Vice President Joe Biden advised Americans on Monday to limit their Thanksgiving celebrations to “five people, maximum 10 people” who wear masks and practice social distancing.

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

CA School District Bans 4 Books That Deal With Racial Issues

The Burbank Unified School District has temporarily banned its teachers from including in their curriculum several classic novels that deal with race, pending a report from a review committee and a final district decision on the volumes.

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

Conan O’Brien to Quit Late Night TV in Summer 2021 After 28 Years

Conan O’Brien will wrap up the late-night TV portion of his career at the end of the 10th season of “Conan,” a TBS show, in June 2021.

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

Facebook Removed or Put Warning Labels on 150 Million Election-Related Pieces of Content, Zuckerberg to Tell Senators

Social media giant Facebook attached warning labels to or removed 150 million pieces of content related to the 2020 election, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to tell the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

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

Facebook Whistleblower Claims the Company Coordinates Its Censorship Efforts With Twitter and Google

During today’s Senate Committee hearing titled “Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election,” Senator Josh Hawley revealed that his office had been contacted by a former Facebook employee who claimed that the Facebook’s internal task management tool, “Tasks,” was being used to coordinate censorship efforts between Facebook, Twitter, and Google.

“The tasks platform allows Facebook employees to communicate about projects they’re working on together,” Hawley said. “That includes Facebook’s censorship teams, including the so-called community wellbeing team, the integrity team, and the hate speech engineering team, who all use the Tasks platform to discuss which individuals or hashtags or websites to ban.”

Hawley then described how the Tasks platform was allegedly being used to “reflect censorship input from Facebook and Twitter.”

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

Florida Murder Suspect Killed, Officer Injured in Shooting in Prince George’s County

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A homicide suspect was killed and a police officer was injured in a shooting in Prince George’s County Tuesday afternoon, the Montgomery County Department of Police said.

The shooting happened in a parking lot outside townhomes and apartments near Muirkirk Road.

The Montgomery County officers were trying to arrest the suspect, who was wanted in a homicide in Jacksonville, Florida, at the time of the shooting, police said. The suspect at the officers, who then returned fire. One officer was injured; their condition is unknown…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

GA Recount Finds 2,600 Uncounted Ballots in Single County, About 1,600 for Trump

The hand recount taking place in Georgia has uncovered about 2,600 previously untallied ballots from the November 3 election.

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

Jack Dorsey Says Twitter’s Policies Are Designed to Encourage “More Speech”

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, amidst controversy surrounding Twitter’s censorship allegations, made the claim that the platform’s policies actually encourage “more speech.”

Dorsey, alongside Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding regulation of the content posted on social media platforms.

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

Mailchimp Deplatforms Northern Virginia Tea Party

Mailchimp, a prominent email marketing service, is doubling down on its censorship. The email marketing service is mostly used for sending bulk email newsletters and has recently faced accusations of censorship for going beyond suspending accounts for spam and phishing to the realm of suspending accounts that publish content it decides is “misinformation.”

Mailchimp has now pulled services to the Northern Virginia Tea Party for apparently sharing “potentially harmful misinformation,” as stated by the company.

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

Michigan Lawmakers Calling for Gov. Whitmer’s Impeachment: “Whitmer Has Crossed the Line”

Several Michigan state lawmakers are calling for the impeachment of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because of how she has handled the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Michigan state Rep. Matt Maddock says that he and other lawmakers will support legislative hearings to remove her from office.

Even though the Michigan State Supreme Court threw out her emergency orders, Whitmer still placed the state under new lockdown restrictions, which are what sparked Maddock’s announcement.

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

New Restrictions, Lockdowns Sweep the Nation as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Officials in New Jersey, Iowa, Michigan, California, Oregon, Washington, and New York have imposed new or stricter restrictions or lockdowns as cases of COVID-19 surge across the nation.

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

Overdose Deaths Rise 70% in Oregon During Pandemic, OHA Says

PORTLAND, Ore. — Overdose deaths increased rapidly in the spring of 2020, according to a report released by the Oregon Health Authority, which called the rise an “alarming spike.”

During the peak months of the economic shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, analysts found that Oregon saw a nearly 70% increase in the number of overdose deaths during April and May 2020 compared to the same time in 2019.

Though a statistically smaller rise, there was also a nearly 8% increase in the number of overdose deaths during the first quarter of 2020, from January to March, compared to the same period in 2019, OHA stated.

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

Pair Charged With Voter Fraud Allegedly Submitted Thousands of Fraudulent Applications on Behalf of Homeless People

CALIFORNIA — Two men have been charged in a 41-count criminal complaint for allegedly submitting thousands of fraudulent voter registration applications on behalf of homeless people, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

53-year-old Carlos Antonio De Bourbon Montenegro, aka Mark Anthony Gonsalves, and Marcos Raul Arevalo, 34, were each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud, eight counts of voter fraud, four counts of procuring and offering a false or forged instrument and four misdemeanor counts of interference with a prompt transfer of a completed affidavit.

Montenegro faces an additional 10 counts of voter fraud, seven counts of procuring and offering a false or forged instrument, two counts of perjury and five misdemeanor counts of interference with a prompt transfer of a completed affidavit.

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

Parades Prohibited for Mardi Gras 2021: “Not Canceled, Just Different”

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has announced that there will be no parades for the upcoming Mardi Gras holiday as means of reducing the spread of the coronavirus.

Cantrell addressed the inquisition posted on the city’s website under the Mardi Gras 2021 section asking if there would be parades in the city this year, saying, “Parades of any kind will not be permitted this year because large gatherings have proven to be super spreader events of the COVID-19 virus.”

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

Republican Burgess Owens Wins Utah House Seat, Becomes 12th Seat GOP Has Flipped

Former NFL player and Utah Republican Burgess Owens officially defeated incumbent Democratic Representative Ben McAdams for Utah’s 4th congressional seat on Monday. The win means that the GOP controls every seat in the state’s congressional delegation.

Owens’s win marks the 12th formerly Democratic seat that Republicans have flipped in the 2020 election, despite numerous projections that Democrats would expand their majority. Not only was the victory significant for that reason, but according to David Wasserman of Cook Political Report, there will likely be long-term implications to the loss.

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

Ted Cruz Calls Fellow Senator a “Complete a** for Asking Others to Wear Masks in the Chamber

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) a “complete a — “ for asking fellow lawmakers to wear face masks while in the chamber.

Brown had asked Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) to wear a mask while presiding over the Senate on Monday, which prompted Cruz to take to twitter.

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

The Election Vote: The Deeper You Look, The Worse it Gets

But of course, nothing strange happened in the 2020 presidential election. No reason to investigate. Just watch the news networks. They’ll tell you biden is the president. Everything is fine. Go back to sleep. Your masters are in charge.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Meets Fantasy Islam

According to its website,

The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) was created by an act of the Iowa legislature in 1967 with its purpose being to upgrade law enforcement to professional status. The specific goals were to maximize training opportunities for law enforcement officers…

In furtherance of this training goal, on November 9-10, 2020 the ILEA sponsored an online course titled “Engaging and Building Partnerships with Muslim Americans.”

The presenters were Darryck [sic] Dean, Senior Conciliation Specialist, U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service, and Dr. Zahra Jamal, Associate Director at the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, Rice University, Houston, TX.

The online course lasted two hours each day, and most of the course focused on learning about Muslim Americans and their involvement in American society, and on ways to increase community engagement between the Muslim American community and law enforcement.

Dr. Zahra Jamal, a Muslim American, was the main presenter. On the first day she talked about the religion of Islam. Unfortunately, what she presented was her personal version of Islam which had little to do with the Islam based on the commands of Allah in the Koran and the teachings and example of Muhammad (the Sunnah). Let’s examine some of Jamal’s claims about Islam and related matters.

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

Twitter CEO’s Shocking Excuse for Censoring NY Post on Biden While Allowing NYT’s Trump Tax Returns

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to task over his company’s suppression of the bombshell New York Post report on Hunter Biden’s emails linking Joe Biden to his son’s notorious business deals. In a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Cruz pressed Dorsey on how Twitter could possibly claim not to be a publisher when it selectively applied its hacked materials policy against the Biden story but not against the New York Times article on Trump’s tax returns.

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

Twitter Caught Shadowbanning Trump Lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell Tweets From Its Search Results

With the post-election night uncertainty continuing and President Trump’s legal team filing lawsuits alleging voter fraud across the country, Twitter has now shadowbanned tweets from two key members of that team from its search results.

Twitter Shadowban Test, a tool that analyzes accounts for various types of shadowbans, has revealed that Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) and Sidney Powell (@SidneyPowell1) are both shadowbanned from Twitter search.

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

Video: CNN Clown Stelter Presents Hit-List of Conservative Media Outlets

Over the weekend, CNN resident clown Brian Stelter presented a hit list of conservative media outlets that he says are spreading “disinformation” about the election, calling for them all to be censored.

“There is an entire constellation of websites and talk shows that are in denial just like Trump,” Stelter declared while presenting a graphic listing sites such as Infowars, Breitbart, Fox News, The Daily Caller, Newsmax, and OAN.

“They are supplying disinformation about the election results, and wherever there’s a huge supply, there is a high demand,” Stelter proclaimed.

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

Was the US Election Stolen?

Reports are pouring in of massive corruption and fraud in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections. The allegations run the gamut from ballot harvesting to rigged software, from duplicate voting to voting by deceased people, from outdated voter rolls to failing to match signatures, and from voter intimidation to altering the vote count. Whistleblowers in several states have signed affidavits that allege criminal activity during the voting process.

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

Brexit Negotiations May Run to December While UK Eyes Deal by Next Week

A November 19th deadline to agree a Brexit deal appears to have already been brushed under the carpet, as talk of negotiations running to next week, or even next month, circulates.

Britain’s top Brexit negotiator Lord David Frost has privately told Prime Minister Boris Johnson that a so-called ‘landing zone’ — Brussels jargon for a state of negotiations where an agreement is in sight — may appear early next week. This revelation comes from Downing Street-friendly British tabloid The Sun, which reports an unusually specific timeframe for talks to progress, with Frost reportedly having said this development would come “as soon as next Tuesday”.

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

British Govt Refuses to Rule Out Mandatory Vaccines, Orders 5 Million Jabs From Moderna

The British government has refused to rule out the notion of making Chinese coronavirus vaccines mandatory if it considers the voluntary administration of vaccines to be inadequate in slowing the spread of the virus.

On Monday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that, at present, the government is not “proposing” mandatory vaccinations but went on to say that he has learned “not to rule things out” adding: “We have to watch what happens and you have to make judgments accordingly.”

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

British Govt Failed to Deport 45 Convicted Terrorists After Release From Prison: Report

The British government has failed to deport nearly 50 foreign Islamic terrorists after they were released from prison, a report from a foreign policy think tank has found.

Analysis of Home Office and Crown Prosecution Service records by the Henry Jackson Society has revealed that over the past twenty years, some 45 terrorists have been able to remain in the UK after their release from prison.

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

Emmanuel Macron Slams Media Coverage of France’s Position on Islamic Extremism

French President Emmanuel Macron has called a New York Timescorrespondent to criticise English-language coverage of France’s stance on Islamic extremism after recent attacks, arguing it amounts to “legitimising” violence.

“When France was attacked five years ago, every nation in the world supported us,” Macron told Ben Smith in comments published in the latter’s column on Sunday.

“So when I see, in that context, several newspapers which I believe are from countries that share our values … when I see them legitimising this violence, and saying that the heart of the problem is that France is racist and Islamophobic, then I say the founding principles have been lost.”

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

EU Has Never Been as Divided as it is Now, Says Top Polish Official About Rule of Law Debate

While the European Union has never been so divided, there is still hope that a compromise regarding the rule of law debate that threatens to block the EU budget is possible, Marek Kuchcinski, head of the Polish Assembly’s Foreign Affairs committee, told Hungarian conservative news portal Mandiner in an interview.

“First, the European Union has never been more divided than it is today,” Kuchcinski said. “Secondly, in the case of division, it must be emphasized that it is not just a matter of serious differences of opinion on EU funding or the budget. The member states of the Union can no longer agree on political issues either.”

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

France: Muslims Again Threaten to Rape and Kill Woman for Criticizing Islam

You may find Mila’s remarks crude and in poor taste, and even highly offensive. But should she be raped and killed for them? France, and the rest of the West, is going to have to choose between Sharia blasphemy laws and the freedom of expression, much as they are trying to avoid making the choice.

“Mila case: the young woman threatened with death after a new video on Islam, an open investigation,” translated from “Affaire Mila : la jeune femme menacée de mort apre’s une nouvelle vidéo sur l’islam, une enquête ouverte,” La Depeche, November 15, 2020 (thanks to Mason).

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

French Philosopher: Trump Didn’t Launch Any Wars and Restored the Economy, But the French Media Still Hates Him

Donald Trump’s track record as US president has featured some major and undeniable highlights, French philosopher, author and politician Luc Ferry said in the evening political talk show of French free-to-air news channel La Chaîne Info (LCI) on Sunday.

“Trump did not launch any wars, he signed peace treaties that were not trivial, and he recovered the US economy — everybody agrees he did that in a way superior to his predecessor,” Ferry said, adding that the French media is hysterically opposed to Trump.

“There has been delirious hatred created against Trump in the French media,” Ferry said. The negative coverage in France reflects trends seen across the European media landscape, with countries like Germany also producing overwhelmingly negative coverage of Trump.

Biden is known for not only voting for the catastrophic Iraq War but also making speeches to promote the conflict.

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

Germany: Green Party Abandons Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Proclaims ‘Zero Tolerance’ For ‘Islamist Terrorism’

Reality begins to break through the prevailing comfortable fictions, at least for the Grünen.

“Radical Islam: the transformation of the German Greens,” translated from “Islam radical: la mue des Verts allemands,” by Pierre Avril, Le Figaro, November 16, 2020.

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

Observers Shocked at Greta Thunberg’s Inability to Answer a Simple Question Without a Script

Observers were shocked at a now viral video that shows environmental activist Greta Thunberg being unable to answer a basic question without a script.

Thunberg has been lauded by the media establishment for her thunderous speeches denouncing world leaders who don’t take climate change seriously enough.

However, when the teenage campaigner was asked a question on that very subject, her response, or lack thereof, was remarkable.

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

PM Orban: Hungary Vetoes EU Budget and Recovery Package

Due to the European Union’s decision to tie the distribution of EU budgetary and recovery package payments to political criteria, Hungary will veto both of those, Prime Minister Viktor Orban wrote in a letter to the top leaders of the EU on Monday.

Orban made the announcement shortly after member states’ ambassadors to the EU approved with an overwhelming majority on Monday a mechanism that would allow a majority of EU member states to penalize any member state which does not observe the rule of law. The only two countries opposed to the measure were Hungary and Poland.

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

Poland’s Veto of EU Budget Over Rule of Law Blackmail is Necessary Says Justice Minister Ziobro

Poland’s Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, who leads a junior partner in the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) bloc, believes that the rule of law issue is just a pretext for reducing national sovereignty and making the payment of EU funds dependent on political criteria.

Ziobro feels that Poland has no alternative but to categorically reject such an approach.

The settlement negotiated by the German EU presidency with the European Parliament includes a mechanism which would allow the European Commission to move to stop EU funding on the basis of non-compliance with the rule of law.

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

Poll: Majority of Brits Support Government Making Coronavirus Vaccine Mandatory

A new YouGov poll reveals that a majority of Brits support the government making the coronavirus vaccine mandatory.

Participants were asked, “Once a coronavirus vaccine is available, would you support or oppose the government making it legally compulsory for all people in Britain to be vaccinated?”

49 percent support making it mandatory, while 34 percent oppose the idea. 17 percent say they don’t know.

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

Sweden Stages Coronavirus U-Turn, Banning Public Events With More Than Eight People

Sweden is switching from its voluntary lockdowns to a much more aggressive approach that will see public events of more than eight people banned.

The Nordic country was one of the few countries that didn’t go into an enforced lockdown, and has rejected the need for masks. In October, it drew up guidelines for a voluntary lockdown in cities worst hit by coronavirus.

But in a dramatic U-turn on Monday, new restrictions will no longer be a recommendation but enshrined in law as part of Sweden’s Public Order Act, which means there will be harsh penalties for violating them. Lawbreakers could face fines or up to six months in prison.

The restriction is aimed at public events such as sporting events and concerts and doesn’t extend to private gatherings.

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

Swedish Prosecutor Determines Burning Qu’ran Not a Hate Crime

A prosecutor in the southern multicultural Swedish city of Malmo has dropped an investigation against an anti-Islam activist after determining that burning a copy of the Islamic Qu’ran is not a crime in itself.

Prosecutors launched an investigation into the actions of Danish anti-Islam campaigner Rasmus Paludan after his group, Stram Kurs (Hard Line) burned a copy of the Islamic holy book in the city in August, which led to rioting and attacks on police.

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

The Goal is to Vaccinate 70% of Czechs Against COVID-19, Says Czech Health Minister

Vaccination of the population against the new type of coronavirus should reach 65 to 70 percent for efficacy, stated the Czech Health Minister Jan Blatný.

The Czech Republic is interested in 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the American company Pfizer, which would be enough for 2 million people. According to him, the first vaccines could arrive in the Czech Republic in January or February, and in an optimistic scenario, even before the end of this year, according to the Czech News Agency.

All vaccines that the Czechia purchases will be approved by the European Medicines Agency. The government has previously approved the purchase of 3 million doses of another type of serum from AstraZeneca.

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

UK Labour Party Calls for Social Platforms to be Punished if They Don’t Delete Vaccine-Skeptical Conversations

In a chilling threat to civil liberties, the Labour Party in the UK wants to force social media companies to actively censor its citizens’ vaccine-skeptical conversations.

Like the Democrats in the US, the Labour Party feels social media companies should do more to crack down on dissenting opinions. But, unlike the US which has the First Amendment to protect speech from power-hungry politicians, the UK has little protection from such overreach.

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

UK Met Police Call on Citizens to Snitch on Lockdown Breachers Using Online Reporting Tool

It was common, and often very dangerous to ordinary people in the former Soviet Union, and continues to be today in China: family members, friends, neighbors being egged on by the state to report on one another.

Some see echoes of these, and other past and present authoritarian regimes in a tweet posted by London’s Metropolitan Police inviting citizens to report those they witness breaking coronavirus rules.

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UK MP Suggests People Shouldn’t be Allowed to Work Without COVID Vaccine

A British MP faced backlash Monday after suggesting that employees in the UK should not be allowed to go to work unless they can prove that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, when the shot becomes available.

“If vaccination works and if we’re confident it’s safe, and all indications so far are good, then I can certainly see the day when businesses say: ‘Look, you’ve got to return to the office and if you’re not vaccinated you’re not coming in,’“ said Tom Tugendhat.

“And I can certainly see social venues asking for vaccination certificates,” Tugendhat added.

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UK: Study Finds Certain Mouthwashes Can Kill Coronavirus

Mouthwash could potentially be used to fight coronavirus, according to a new study.

A non-peer-reviewed study from Cardiff University showed “promising signs” that mouthwashes containing at least 0.07% cetypyridinium chloride (CPC) were able to kill the coronavirus.

In the study, scientists mimicked the environment of a person’s naso/oropharynx passage and used various mouthwash brands.

The study supports similar research published last week.

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UK: Study Warns That New Work From Home Trend is Making People More “Racist”

A new study being promoted by the mass media claims that working from home makes people more “racist” because they are less exposed to ‘diversity’ in the workplace.

The survey, conducted by polling company Survation for the Woolf Institute, “warns that without alternative settings to offices being set up, opportunities for social mixing between different religious and ethnic groups will be greatly reduced,” according to the BBC.

76 percent of those who work in shared offices in the UK are exposed to ethnic diversity, meaning those who work from home are isolated from such a setting and as a result more likely to be “prejudiced,” according to the study.

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UK: Singer Morrissey Dropped by Record Label; Claims Reason is ‘Diversity’

British rock legend Morrissey has been unceremoniously dumped by his record label, with the singer claiming the company has “new plans for ‘diversity’“ instead of continuing to work with him.

Morrissey has more recently been vocal in his opposition to ‘woke’ political correctness, and has voiced support for issues like Brexit, much to the annoyance of leftists.

There is little doubt that the move by BMG Records, which is for the most owned by Sony Corporation, is a response to Morrissey’s political views.

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Trump Administration Orders Withdrawal of 2,500 Troops From Afghanistan, Iraq by Year’s End

The White House has ordered the U.S. military to bring home an additional 2,500 troops from Iraq and Afghanistan by the end of the year.

The withdrawal will leave each of the two nations with 2,500 troops, down from the most recent count of 3,000 in Iraq and 4,500 in Afghanistan.

Top American military leaders oppose the move due to significant instability in Afghanistan, according to NPR. The Afghan government and the Taliban were engaged in peace talks for a while, but those seem to be have stopped, and the country has seen a dramatic increase in fatal attacks.

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When Abu Muhammad Al-Masri Was Killed in Tehran

Al-Masri, who was about 58, was one of Al Qaeda’s founding leaders and was thought to be the first in…

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Forced to Read Namaz and Quran, Reveals Minor Hindu Girl Abducted by Married Muslim Man From Bengal

A 14-year-old Hindu girl from West Bengal who was kidnapped a month ago by a much older Muslim man and was rescued from Gujarat this week, has revealed that the man forced her to read namaz and Quran during the confinement.

This correspondent has an audio recording of a conversation between the girl and a counsellor from a non-government organisation that helped in the rescue. The girl is heard saying that the man, Sohidul Rehman, forced her to read namaz and recite ayats from the Quran in Arabic.

She also says that though they did not go to a mosque to formally have a nikah ceremony, Rehman called a man home and, in his presence, read the nikahnama and made her do the same. Rehman also told her that he is her husband from now on, and repeatedly entered into physical relations with her.

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Australia Plans to Automatically Use People’s Payment Records for Coronavirus “Tracing”

Australia has plans to use payment records to help with contact tracing for the coronavirus. Should Australians be forced to sacrifice that much privacy in the name of safety?

The health department published a report called the National Contact Tracing Review on Friday. We went through the 92-page report and found it suggested integrating various technologies into the coronavirus response. It argues that even after a vaccine is implemented, the virus will still need to be contained.

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Congo: Muslims Murder 29 People in National Park and Six More in Armed Jihad Attack on Village

This will get virtually no international media attention. Once again, it doesn’t fit the media narrative.

“Dozens killed in eastern DRC in latest attacks blamed on ADF,” Al Jazeera, November 17, 2020 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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Mali: Ansar Dine Leader Souleymane Keita, Others Sentenced to Death for Terrorism

A Malian jihadist leader, Souleymane Keita has been sentenced to death for terrorism.

Bamako Court of Assizes gave the judgement against Keita, head of Katiba of Ansar dine du Sud, and two men.

Boubacar Sawadogo, 51, and Moussa Maïga, 33, are Ansar Dine top members in their home country, Burkina Faso.

PANA reports that more than ten others were handed the same punishment in absentia.

All were accused of preaching jihad in southern Mali and on the border between Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso.

Keita expressed no regret for his actions, insisting that their fight was against Mali’s secularism.

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Belgium: Migrant Tries to Grab Female Police Officer’s Gun During Coronavirus Check

A Sudanese migrant was arrested over the weekend after attempting to grab the firearm of a female Belgian police officer in the Brussels suburb of Schaerbeek during a coronavirus check.

The incident took place on Saturday evening when a police patrol of two officers, one of them a female Belgian-Moroccan officer, stopped the Sudanese migrant on the Rue d’Aerschot as he was not wearing a face mask.

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France: Afghan Migrant Sentenced for Attacking Hospital Staff and Threatening to Kill Them With AK-47

The Rennes Criminal Court in the French department of Ille-et-Vilaine handed a six-month suspended sentence to an Afghan migrant after finding him guilty of assaulting healthcare workers at the city’s hospital and threatening to murder staff with an AK-47.

The 19-year-old Afghan, who had been picked up by local Gendarmes in front of a nightclub for being heavily intoxicated, attacked four healthcare employees at the University Hospital of Rennes before being restrained.

According to reports from the French news outlet Actu, the Afghan, upon arriving at the hospital’s emergency room, immediately began acting in an aggressive and out of control manner towards hospital staff.

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French Police Forcibly Clear Huge Paris Migrant Camp Where More Than 2,000 People Lived Shoulder-to-Shoulder in Tents Under Motorway Overpass

French police have forcibly cleared a huge Paris migrant camp where more than 2,000 people lived shoulder-to-shoulder in tents under a motorway overpass.

Around 2,400 migrants, most of them young men from the Middle East and Africa, set fire to their camp under the A1 in Saint-Denis in the northern suburbs of Paris last night after police in heavy riot gear arrived.

The nearby metro station was closed for security reasons as officers attempted to control the crowds ahead of the arrival of dozens of buses to remove them this morning.

Police said the operation would ‘guarantee the safety and health of all, especially against COVID-19.’

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Greece: Migrants Stopped on Italy-Bound Yacht

Authorities in western Greece said Tuesday that four people were arrested after the coast guard intercepted a yacht transporting 36 migrants illegally to nearby Italy.

The yacht was stopped and searched off the coast of the western Greek island of Lefkada. Three crew members were arrested along with a fourth smuggling suspect on the island, the coast guard said.

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Spain Locates 320 Migrants in 10 Boats Off Canary Islands

MADRID — Spanish rescue services said Tuesday they intercepted more than 320 migrants in 10 boats found off the Canary Islands archipelago.

The service said the steady stream of boats were located off the island of Gran Canaria between midnight and early morning.

The migrants, all from the northwest African countries, were taken to the Arguineguin dock on the southwestern coast of the island. More than 2,000 migrants, many from sub-Saharan countries, are being kept at the dock in recent days. Some of the migrants are in Red Cross tents, but many have no shelter.

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UK: Moment Crowds of Migrants Climb Fences and Chant ‘Freedom’ In Protest at Conditions Inside Disused Kent Barracks Where They Are Being Held Awaiting Asylum Claims

Migrants have protested over living conditions under lockdown at a former military barracks.

Crowds shouted ‘we want freedom’ at a fence in Napier Barracks, Folkestone, on Monday.

Footage recorded by an onlooker shows the group hit and pull at the barrier while officers watch from the other side.

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“Great Reset” Mastermind Suggests Risk Assessment “Brain Scans” Before Allowing Travel

“Great Reset” mastermind Klaus Schwab suggests a number of draconian measures for controlling the population under the umbrella of the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’, including risk-assessment brain scans to cross borders and implantable chips to read people’s thoughts.

World Economic Forum founder Schwab has repeatedly emphasized how technocrats need to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to implement “The Great Reset,” a sentiment that was echoed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a recent UN video conference.

But the “Great Reset” isn’t just about restructuring the economic system, implementing a ‘Green New Deal’, making more jobs fully automated and lowering energy consumption and living standards, there’s also a policing aspect to the agenda.

That agenda is explicitly detailed in Schwab’s three books, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Guide to Building a Better World, and Covid-19: The Great Reset.

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Abortion Giant Changes Name to Downplay Eugenicist Founder

Marie Stopes International, one of the world’s largest abortion providers, is changing its name due to unwanted attention that its founder was a eugenicist and a racist.

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World Economic Forum Deletes Tweet After Backlash Against Its Proposed Dystopia

Power centers pushing a globalist agenda have a plan called “The Great Reset” that critics fear would use the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty and fear around it as an opportunity to reshape the world “in their own image.”

But those behind the idea needed to do a little “reset” themselves and delete a video produced several years ago, after messages from it, like, “You’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy,” started trending on Twitter, resulting in a backlash.

Critics think this future world might become a dark, oppressive place, despite those behind “The Great Reset” selling the plan as a way to improve the current system of capitalism so that issues like climate change can be tackled more effectively.

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13 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/17/2020

  1. One of the best articles I’ve yet read on how we got here.

    “Demcracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.” – H.L. Mencken

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/jim-quinn-warns-how-fourth-turnings-roll

  2. La Ciotat (13): a Pakistani degrades a vehicle, exhibits an asylum request, spits on a police officer and tries to hit them

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/17/la-ciotat-13-un-pakistanais-degrade-un-vehicule-exhibe-une-demande-dasile-crache-sur-un-policier-et-tente-de-les-frapper/

    Nice: “He was threatening and spoke in Arabic”, an Algerian underground convicted of having threatened the passengers of the tram a few hours after the attack on the Notre-Dame basilica

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/17/nice-il-etait-menacant-et-parlait-en-arabe-un-clandestin-algerien-condamne-pour-avoir-menace-les-passagers-du-tramway-quelques-heures-apres-lattentat-de-la-basilique-notre-dame/

    Lorient (56): an Afghan sentenced to five years in prison for the rape of a teenager

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/17/lorient-56-un-afghan-arrive-en-france-en-2016-condamne-a-cinq-ans-de-prison-pour-le-viol-dun-adolescent/

    Le Bouscat (33): “You are all dead. Allah Akbar ”, new death threats inscribed on the facades of two colleges

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/17/le-bouscat-33-de-nouvelles-menaces-de-mort-inscrites-sur-les-facades-de-deux-colleges-vous-etes-tous-morts-allah-akbar/

    Brest: “I’m going to behead you”, a Tunisian threatens a policeman with death during a check

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/17/brest-je-vais-te-decapiter-un-tunisien-menace-de-mort-un-policier-lors-dun-controle/

    Young Mila harassed again and threatened with beheading after mocking Allah (She received 50,000 death threats)

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/17/la-jeune-mila-de-nouveau-harcelee-attaquee-menacee-de-decapitation-apres-setre-moquee-dallah-dans-une-nouvelle-video/

    Lynching to death of Philippe Monguillot: one of the suspects, released a week ago, arrested again … for aggravated violence

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/13/lynchage-a-mort-de-philippe-monguillot-lun-des-suspects-relache-il-y-a-une-semaine-interpelle-a-nouveau-pour-violences-aggravees/

    Attack of the Opera district in Paris in 2018: four people, close to “Khamzat Azimov,“ French jihadist of Chechen origin ”, in police custody

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/17/attentat-du-quartier-de-lopera-a-paris-en-2018-quatre-personnes-proches-de-khamzat-azimov-djihadiste-francais-dorigine-tchetchene-en-garde-a-vue/

    A man attacked with a knife in Reunion Island with a cry of “Allah Akbar”

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/18/un-homme-attaque-au-couteau-a-la-reunion/

    Murder in Saint-Étienne: the heavy judicial past of the Cameroonian suspect

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/16/meurtre-a-saint-etienne%e2%80%89-le-lourd-passe-judiciaire-du-suspect/

    A teacher from the Parisian suburbs testifies: for a third of the students it is not normal to criticize Islam, “It’s scary, it’s going to be difficult to deconstruct”

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/17/une-enseignante-de-banlieue-parisienne-temoigne-pour-un-tiers-des-eleves-ce-nest-pas-normal-de-critiquer-lislam-cest-effrayant-ca-va-etre-difficile-a-deconstruire/

    Gentilly (94): the police save the lives of two sheep who were going to be slaughtered in the garden of a house

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/16/gentilly-94-les-policiers-sauvent-la-vie-de-deux-moutons-qui-allaient-etre-egorges-dans-le-jardin-dune-maison/

    Toulouse: a man attacked with a machete in the middle of the street, his hand partly severed

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/18/toulouse-un-homme-attaque-a-la-machette-en-pleine-rue-sa-main-en-partie-sectionnee/

    Roubaix: After having beaten up in the middle of the street a young woman of 17 who refused his advances, “Z”, 22 mentions in the criminal record, justifies his gesture in front of the judge: “she is a bitch”

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/18/roubaix-apres-avoir-roue-de-coups-en-pleine-rue-une-jeune-femme-de-17-ans-qui-refusait-ses-avances-z-22-mentions-au-casier-judiciaire-justifie-son-geste-devant-le-juge-cest-une-chaudass/

    Lyon: a woman victim of a stab in the throat in the middle of the street, vital prognosis engaged

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/17/lyon-une-femme-victime-dun-coup-de-couteau-a-la-gorge-dans-le-centre-ville-pronostic-vital-engage/

    Teachers facing Islamism in schools: “Even in his country, this Palestinian Christian had never been told that an Arab should not carry a cross”

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/16/dont-miss-whats-happening-2/

    Leaving France for a moment….
    New Zealand police decide to incorporate hijab into their uniform

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/18/nouvelle-zelande-la-police-decide-dintegrer-le-hijab-a-son-uniforme/

  3. Shock Poll: Majority of Conservatives Support Mandatory Vaccines in the UK

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/11/18/shock-poll-majority-of-conservatives-support-mandatory-vaccines-in-the-uk/

    British Police Are Too Politically Correct Says Black Officer (no sh*t, Sherlock Holmes), as Sadiq Khan Pushes Racial Quotas

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/11/18/british-police-are-too-politically-correct-says-black-officer/

    Migration Watch: Illegal Channel Crossings to Cost British Taxpayer Nearly Quarter of a Billion Pounds

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/11/18/migration-watch-illegal-channel-crossings-to-cost-british-taxpayer-nearly-quarter-of-a-billion-pounds/

    • For anyone without the patience or time to watch the whole video: an avowed unabashed Communist is the one pushing for this law that would make British blasphemy laws equivalent to what is in place in Pakistan.

  4. Film “Brazil” with De Niro: we can be congratulated – the reality has already surpassed this film.
    https://www.facebook.com/anton.veetwin/posts/3551996681512879

    How any person can be taken from Auchan (chain store) to the police (spoiler: they took me)
    Do you think that if you lead the ordinary life of a law-abiding citizen, you cannot be brought under an article by pressing one button and threatened to be imprisoned for 8 years for just going to Auchan?
    In short: Ashan’s new “Automatic Face Recognition System” identified a criminal in me, who three weeks before had brought “elite alcohol worth 78 thousand rubles” out of Auchan. The photo from the cameras and the video showed a man of medium build in a black cap, black sweater, blue jeans, with an ordinary white medical mask on his face, from under which a beard was visible. By these “special” signs, the system pointed to me. Because of this, I was detained by the guards of Ashan Sokolniki (from the names I wrote down on badges – Roman, Islam and “manager” Nikita) at half past two on the Friday before last (October 23) for two and a half hours, and then the police took me to the station and threatened a search in the apartment and 8 years in prison until seven in the evening, until a lawyer arrived who, in a language they could understand, explained the groundlessness of their claims. After that they released me without drawing up a protocol, taking the explanation under the dictation of a lawyer. I found out the real reason for my arrest only 5 hours later in the police, when a lawyer arrived.
    Cost: 15,000 rubles for an urgent call to a lawyer, 6 hours of life, nerves.
    The most impudent behavior of Ashan’s guards, who in violation of the law held me for 2 hours, should not go unpunished. As well as the actions of their leadership, which made a false statement to the police, accusing me of theft, based on signs that half of the people in Moscow could fall under, and even referring to “automatic face recognition” under a medical mask.
    Well, the police, of course, are good with their desire not to figure it out, but to put pressure physically and psychologically in order to make a plan for themselves and send an innocent person to trial.
    Like, cher, repost, otherwise you personally will go next from Auchan to the monkey house (the name of the cage for prisoners in the police).

  5. Just copy and paste this on every story about COVID, GREAT RESET, ELECTION FRAUD, DEEP STATE, NARCOS AND 3 LETTER AGENCIES. So they can get a head count.

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have
    been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make
    an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to
    say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as
    for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire
    city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror
    at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the
    staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had
    boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people
    with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs
    would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport
    and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would
    have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even
    more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and
    simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

    ―Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

    • That is why us Americans are armed to the teeth, and if the commicrats decide they want to unleash the dogs of war against them all by trying to confiscate our guns, it will be game on. So if you are in Europe, I would suggest a quiet trip to the eastern parts of Europe to buy what you need for the coming fun and festivities.

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