Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/22/2020

Angry demonstrators gathered outside the residence of California Governor Gavin Newsom to protest his latest COVID lockdown edict, which includes a 10pm curfew. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be considering “freedom passports” for British citizens, which would allow people who test negative for the Wuhan Coronavirus to travel.

In other news, the Trump administration is reportedly planning to withdraw American troops from Somalia.

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

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Financial Crisis
» The Global Cost of the COVID Pandemic
 
USA
» Actor Ricky Schroder, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell Help Pay Kyle Rittenhouse’s $2 Million Bail
» Awaiting the Kraken
» Breaking Report: Largest Number of Cluster Votes in Wayne Co. MI Came From Psychiatric Hospital for Patients With Severe Mental Illnesses
» Californians Revolt: Anti-Lock Down Protesters Storm the Streets, Gather Outside Gavin Newsom’s House in Defiance of Curfew Order (Video)
» Crazed and Vicious Michigan AG Threatens to Criminally Charge GOP Lawmakers for Meeting With Trump on Stolen Election
» Every Sheriff in LA Region Refuses to Enforce Gavin Newsom’s COVID Curfew
» Facebook Censors Former Senator Jim Demint’s Accusations of Censorship
» FDA Authorizes Regeneron Virus Treatment for Emergency Use
» Gov. Brown Encourages Oregonians to Call Police on Neighbors Who Violate COVID-19 Freeze
» K-12: Why John Saxon is the Brightest Star in Math Education
» Lockdown Politics: The Great Travesty
» Lockdowns Are Serial Killers. End Them Now.
» Mass COVID Vaccination Gets a Dry Run in a Louisiana Parking Lot
» Michigan AG Calls for Criminal Charges Against GOP Certifiers Who Won’t ‘Fall in Line’
» Navy Investigation of Pensacola Jihadi Says He Was ‘Self-Radicalized’ And Blames Navy for Being Mean to Him
» Police: 15-Year-Old Arrested in Mayfair Mall Shooting That Injured 8
» Sharyl Attkisson on Media Bias
» The Democrats Are America’s Biggest Threat, Part 2
» The Election Theft Explained in 4 Minutes
» The Tech Monopolies Go Vertical
» ‘There Was in Fact Fraud That Took Place: ‘ FEC Chairman Trey Trainor
» They Think You’re Stupid
» Trump Legal Team Files Appeal After Obama Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Block Pennsylvania From Certifying Its Results
» Trump Campaign: Sidney Powell Not a Member of the Trump Legal Team
» Twitter Will Transfer Govt. Accounts to Biden on January 20 Whether or Not Trump Concedes
» Watch: Drone Footage Captured Moment Biden Supporter Rammed Vehicle Into Trump Rally in Wauwatosa
» Watch: Anti-Cop Antifa March Block Traffic in DC
» Why I Left Facebook — and Why You Should Too
» Why President Trump Must Not Give Up
 
Canada
» “The Reset” — How One Canadian Activist is Fighting Tyranny
 
Europe and the EU
» Are the American Media Legitimizing Terror Attacks in France?
» France: High School Student Criticizes Islam, Muslim Responds, ‘I Swear to Allah, I Will Slit Your Throat’
» New Poll Reveals Considerable Shift to Political Right; Sweden Democrats Once Again Lead the Pack
» Polish Prime Minister: EU ‘Oligarchy’ Wielding ‘Propaganda Bludgeon’ Like Former Communist Regime
» Swedish Politicians Speak of Poland and Hungary Leaving EU After Budget Veto
» Swedish Islamic Political Party to Challenge Social Democrats in No-Go Zone
» UK Government to Propose Digital “Freedom Pass” That Allows Heavily-Tested Citizens Out in Public Life
» UK: ‘Freedom Pass, Please’: Boris to Introduce COVID Passports as More Lockdowns Loom
» UK: Fury as Government Uses Twitter Propaganda Tool to Attack the Mail’s COVID Analysis
» UK: Islamist Terror Convict Who Blamed Crime on Imaginary Dog Jailed
» UK: Oxford Academics Slam Big Tech Censorship of Scientific Study Over Mask-Wearing
» UK: Supreme Court Judge Condemns COVID ‘Control Freaks’ Regulating Christmas
» UK: Vandals Who Defaced War Hero’s Statue Let Off With Caution, £450 Charge for Cleaning
» We Got it! — Newsmax Reporter Emerald Robinson: National Security Source Confirms “A Piece of Hardware Has Been Secured” In Germany
 
Middle East
» Turkish President Says Turkey ‘Part of Europe’, Wants ‘Full Membership’ Of EU
 
Caucasus
» Another Doomed Peace With Islam
 
Far East
» Apple Lobbies Against New Bill That Would Stop Businesses Using Forced Labor in China
» US Urgently Needs to Challenge China’s Chokehold on Rare Earth Materials
 
Australia — Pacific
» Pizza Bar Worker Whose Outrageous Coronavirus Lie Sent the South Australia Into Lockdown Has His Electronic Devices Seized — as He Faces Deportation
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Report: Trump Admin. Planning U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Somalia
 
Immigration
» Germany: Refugee Center Volunteer Says ‘Refugees Hate Us, They Plot to Islamize Us’
» United Nations Tells European Union to Give Vaccines to Migrants
 
Culture Wars
» Appeals Court: Bans on Same-Sex Attraction Therapy Are Unconstitutional
» Appeals Court Rules TN Can Outlaw Abortions Based on “Sex, Race, Or Disability”
» China Hero Guangcheng Chen Decries Brutal Forced Abortions, Infanticide
» UNICEF Finally Admits: “Schools Are Not Main Drivers of COVID Among Children”
 

The Global Cost of the COVID Pandemic

While the cost of the pandemic will only be truly known in years to come, Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid writes that “we can get some good early indications by looking at debt increases around the world.”

Looking at the latest debt report by the Institute of International Finance, which we profiled yesterday, the IIF suggested that global debt will hit $277 trillion (365%) by the end of 2020 up around $20 trillion over the year (just shy of the annual size of the US economy). Excluding financial debt (where there is double counting risk), global debt/GDP will go up by 35pp in 2020.

According to Reid, “it’s hard to believe there’s been a bigger global increase through history. For example during WWII we didn’t have a hugely levered global private sector, only big government debt increases. Obviously, falling GDP will have increased these numbers a little — but on the other side, many countries have offered huge loans, loan guarantees and equity injections which won’t fully show up in these numbers.”

So for today’s edition of Reid’s Chart of the Day, the credit strategist decided to look at these rises by country and across different sectors of the economy so far in 2020. Most of the increases have been from Governments but non-financials have also seen substantial debt increases which makes sense. Households have been shielded a little more, likely due to extensive furlough schemes which show up in the government numbers, and which will only make the final numbers even worse once furloughs expire.

The numbers are simply staggering, especially for the 5 nations at the top, which have all seen their debt increase by over 25% (in debt/GDP) terms in just the past year, with Canada’s 70%+ increase a truly staggering number.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Actor Ricky Schroder, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell Help Pay Kyle Rittenhouse’s $2 Million Bail

Actor Ricky Schroder and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell contributed to Kyle Rittenhouse’s crowd-funded $2 million bail, according to Lin Wood, Rittenhouse’s attorney.

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

Awaiting the Kraken

A kraken has been awakened in President Trump’s huge MAGA movement.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking Report: Largest Number of Cluster Votes in Wayne Co. MI Came From Psychiatric Hospital for Patients With Severe Mental Illnesses

Yesterday, data scientist Sarah Eaglesfield tweeted about some interesting facts she uncovered while looking into Wayne County, Michigan’s voter data from the November 2020 election. According to 100Percent Fed Up, her data, so far, explores cluster votes in Michigan’s Wayne County, where hundreds of affidavits have been filed sharing eye-witness accounts of voter fraud and intimidation by paid election workers and officials and Democrat activists present at the TCF Center, where absentee ballots were processed.

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

Californians Revolt: Anti-Lock Down Protesters Storm the Streets, Gather Outside Gavin Newsom’s House in Defiance of Curfew Order (Video)

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday issued a 10 PM to 5 AM curfew for most California counties.

The curfew will affect 41 out of 58 counties in California.

Californians revolted this weekend and participated in anti-lock down protests in defiance of Newsom’s unconstitutional curfew order.

Trump supporters gathered outside of Gavin Newsom’s house protesting curfew and Covid orders.

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

Crazed and Vicious Michigan AG Threatens to Criminally Charge GOP Lawmakers for Meeting With Trump on Stolen Election

Dana Nessel is the face of the modern day Democrat Party — lawless, unhinged, ignorant and angry as hell.

Earlier this month Nessel sent a cease and desist letter to a reporter Shane Trejo demanding he erase his #DetroitLeaks video that exposed voter fraud training in Detroit, Michigan before the November 3rd election.

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

Every Sheriff in LA Region Refuses to Enforce Gavin Newsom’s COVID Curfew

Sheriffs in 5 Southern California counties with a total population of 17.25 million people — equivalent to the fifth most populous state — are defying that state’s governor. They will not arrest people for violating the statewide curfew that Governor Gavin Newsom has imposed starting today, apparently on the belief that the virus wakes up, and goes out at 10 PM.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Censors Former Senator Jim Demint’s Accusations of Censorship

Former Senator Jim DeMint was censored by Facebook for discussing the censorship of scientific articles. Facebook is labeling scientific studies as false information if they do not match their chosen narrative.

“My friend, Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton, was locked out of Twitter for daring to tell the scientific truth on masks: they don’t work at stopping COVID. He simply shared the news of the long-anticipated Danish study of over 6,000 randomized people which came to the conclusion: ‘A recommendation to wear a surgical mask when outside the home among others did not reduce, at conventional levels of statistical significance, incident infection compared with no mask recommendation,’“ DeMint wrote in the censored Facebook post.

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

FDA Authorizes Regeneron Virus Treatment for Emergency Use

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized emergency use of Regeneron’s coronavirus antibody treatment on Saturday.

“The FDA remains committed to advancing the nation’s public health during this unprecedented pandemic. Authorizing these monoclonal antibody therapies may help outpatients avoid hospitalization and alleviate the burden on our health care system,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn.

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

Gov. Brown Encourages Oregonians to Call Police on Neighbors Who Violate COVID-19 Freeze

Days before Thanksgiving, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she believes residents who know their neighbors are violating the most recent round of COVID-19 protocols, which includes capping the number of people allowed in your home at six, should call the police.

“This is no different than what happens if there’s a party down the street and it’s keeping everyone awake,” Brown said in an interview Friday. “What do neighbors do [in that case]? They call law enforcement because it’s too noisy. This is just like that. It’s like a violation of a noise ordinance.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

K-12: Why John Saxon is the Brightest Star in Math Education

A decade back, I was startled to find homeschoolers almost unanimous in praising the legendary John Saxon (1923-1996). What was his secret?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Lockdown Politics: The Great Travesty

Nearly one year into the COVID pandemic, even a modicum of critical thinking should tell us that lockdown politics as practiced in the United States is an unmitigated disaster, and with no end in sight. The reference here to lockdown politics is meant to signify a particularly assaultive, tyrannical set of government policies that in less than a year have brought severe harm to millions, more likely tens of millions of Americans and others across the world.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Lockdowns Are Serial Killers. End Them Now.

Self-isolating, limited sociability, the stoking of public fear and panic, and the shuttering of businesses have become the false solution to a politically ginned-up crisis.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mass COVID Vaccination Gets a Dry Run in a Louisiana Parking Lot

A Covid-19 vaccine may be months from reaching millions of Americans. Getting all those shots into arms will be a monumental task. Shreveport, Louisiana, is getting ready now.

The city recently completed a test run, one of about a dozen across the state. Health officials there organized the community’s first-ever drive-thru flu shot clinic in the massive parking lot of the Louisiana state fairgrounds.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Michigan AG Calls for Criminal Charges Against GOP Certifiers Who Won’t ‘Fall in Line’

We have been discussing the campaign of The Lincoln Project and others to harass and abuse lawyers who represent the Trump campaign or other parties bringing election challenges. Similar campaigns have targeted election officials who object to counting irregularities. Now, the Michigan Attorney General and others are suggesting that Republicans who oppose certification or even meet with President Donald Trump on the issue could be criminally investigated or charged. Once again, the media is silent on this clearly abusive use of the criminal code target members of the opposing party in their raising objections under state law.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Navy Investigation of Pensacola Jihadi Says He Was ‘Self-Radicalized’ And Blames Navy for Being Mean to Him

“But overall, based on the facts and circumstances available during the months-long investigation into Alshamrani’s actions,’no one person or organization knew or could have known Alshamrani would attack active duty service members and civilians at Naval Aviation Schools Command,” the service determined.’“

Of course not. No one could possibly have known. When he said, “I want his head!” about one of his instructors, everyone who heard him knew that it would have been “Islamophobic” to start to wonder if maybe Alshamrani was inclined to jihad. And his superiors didn’t know he had a gun because they were likely tiptoing around him, knowing that there is a heavy price to pay for too much scrutiny of a Muslim officer. In short, Alshamrani’s attack was indeed likely caused in part by a “toxic” command climate, but not because of the instructor’s “unprofessional behavior and harassment.” The “toxic” command climate was the one in which officials are so afraid of charges of “Islamophobia” that they fear to perform due diligence regarding Muslims such as Alshamrani. But this report didn’t address that, and it will not be corrected.

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

Police: 15-Year-Old Arrested in Mayfair Mall Shooting That Injured 8

WAUWATOSA, Wis. — Wauwatosa police said a 15-year-old was arrested in Friday’s shooting at Mayfair Mall that injured 8. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said in an update on Sunday, Nov. 22 this was an altercation between two groups, injuring four “innocent bystanders.”

A Wauwatosa Police Department spokeswoman added Sunday: “Several arrests have been made, but we are still investigating those.”

Chief Weber said the 15-year-old is Hispanic — and a firearm was recovered at the scene of his arrest. Weber said he didn’t release photos of the alleged shooter to preserve the investigation and because an initial investigation did not reveal an immediate danger to the public.

[…]

Investigators said Saturday they were still searching for the man responsible, described by Wauwatosa police as a white man in his 20s or 30s. “Investigators are working tirelessly to identify and apprehend the suspect from yesterday’s shooting at Mayfair Mall,” the Wauwatosa Police Department said in a tweet Saturday…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Sharyl Attkisson on Media Bias

Story at-a-glance

In the 1950s, the CIA ran a covert campaign called “Operation Mockingbird,” in which they recruited journalists as assets to spread propaganda, and while the campaign officially ended in the 1970s, evidence suggests the project never really stopped.

In her book, “Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism,” Sharyl Attkisson addresses one of the most pressing issues of our time: media bias and the deterioration of objective journalism.

Multinational industries, and the drug industry in particular, also wield powerful influence over content relating to their particular interests. As drug advertising became a major income stream for media companies, their reporting on health and medicine became increasingly biased.

Big Tech companies are also masters of censoring anything that might hurt themselves or their technocratic allies.

In terms of health, COVID-19 reporting has taken censorship and media manipulation to brand-new heights. All social media platforms are openly censoring dissenting views about the virus, particularly its origin and treatment. Even lauded doctors and scientists have been axed for speaking against the desired narrative dictated by the World Health Organization

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Democrats Are America’s Biggest Threat, Part 2

Notice that all six States that stopped counting on election night were Democrat. Why did they stop counting? They had to find out how many votes they needed to bring in to override Trump’s massive lead. When everybody went to bed on November 3rd Trump has a 700,000 lead in Pennsylvania and he led in Wisconsin and Michigan but overnight Biden caught up and surpassed Trump. This is a statistical impossibility. This is how Democrats win elections. This is what needs to be exposed and destroyed. America, literally, depends on the destruction of this corruption. What has been put in this series is only scratching the surface of the depth of corruption we are seeing in the Democrat Party concerning elections. Think about this, they are this corrupt with elections, what else are they corrupt in doing? It is a cancer we MUST eliminate.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Election Theft Explained in 4 Minutes

True patriots are fighting back to Stop The Steal as overwhelming evidence points to massive voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Tech Monopolies Go Vertical

Via Mule’s Musing substack

Everyone loves to talk about tech monopolies. Their acquisition spree and obvious market power in a world with no distribution cost is likely better discussed in the DOJ recommendation or at the venerable Ben Thompson’s Stratechery. Instead, I want to talk about some good ole fashioned monopolizing. And that’s vertical integration via going down the technology stack into hardware. I want to discuss why now, why does it matter, and how is each of the large platforms positioned.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘There Was in Fact Fraud That Took Place: ‘ FEC Chairman Trey Trainor

Federal Election Commission (FEC) Chairman Trey Trainor said that affidavits from the Trump campaign show that fraud has occurred during the November general election.

“The massive amounts of affidavits that we see in these cases show that there was in fact fraud that took place,” he said during an interview with “Just the News AM” on Friday.

He said it’s important to have transparency surrounding the election process and that answering questions raised by the Trump campaign over election integrity is “very important for the legitimacy of the presidency.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

They Think You’re Stupid

Post COVID profits.

Amazon   100%
Walmart   80%
Target   80%
Small businesses   30% & 21% have closed down for good.
 

The solution: Give technocrats more power, they want to help the little guy!

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

Trump Legal Team Files Appeal After Obama Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Block Pennsylvania From Certifying Its Results

President Trump’s legal team filed an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Sunday after Judge Matthew Brann dismissed their lawsuit seeking to block Pennsylvania from certifying its results.

As reported Saturday night, US District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Matthew Brann on Saturday dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit seeking to block Pennsylvania from certifying its election results.

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

Trump Campaign: Sidney Powell Not a Member of the Trump Legal Team

The Trump campaign issued a statement Sunday night announcing Sidney Powell is not a member of President Trump’s legal team.

The statement was posted online by campaign attorney Jenna Ellis on behalf of lead campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani.

Powell had appeared at a campaign legal team press conference earlier this week alongside Giuliani and Ellis.

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

Twitter Will Transfer Govt. Accounts to Biden on January 20 Whether or Not Trump Concedes

Twitter will transfer the @POTUS account to Joe Biden on January 20, regardless of whether President Trump concedes the election, Twitter announced on Friday.

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

Watch: Drone Footage Captured Moment Biden Supporter Rammed Vehicle Into Trump Rally in Wauwatosa

A belligerent Democrat plowed into a crowd of Trump supporters rallying in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, on Saturday — injuring at least one person.

The incident was captured by a drone that was being used to film the rally.

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

Watch: Anti-Cop Antifa March Block Traffic in DC

Anti-cop Antifa militants are out blocking traffic in DC on Saturday evening.

Many of the militants are dressed in the typical black bloc style to help them avoid arrests, should they begin to commit their usual crimes.

The militants were blocking traffic in Dupont Circle, a trendy area filled with bars and restaurants.

They were surrounding vehicles and marching through the street with a banner that reads “free the people, fight the ppower, f-ck the police” and “defund, disarm, disband.”

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

Why I Left Facebook — and Why You Should Too

Zuckerberg and his minions, the children of California, are not only making money from your private information, they are also putting you into a bubble of their making.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Why President Trump Must Not Give Up

This contest has become about much more than just Trump versus Biden.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“The Reset” — How One Canadian Activist is Fighting Tyranny

America’s Survival As Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau advocates a global “reset” to replace capitalism, Tanya Gaw of Action4Canada talks with Cliff Kincaid…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Are the American Media Legitimizing Terror Attacks in France?

The Financial Times has never understood France grappling with extremist Muslim terrorism and the country’s battle for freedom of expression. After the Charlie Hebdo massacre in 2015, Tony Barber wrote in the Financial Times that the massacred journalists and cartoonists had been “stupid”. The article was then edited.

It recently happened again. The British newspaper removed an article on French President Emmanuel Macron’s anti-Islamist policies. The article, “Macron’s war on Islamic separatism only divides France further”, by Mehreen Khan, appeared in the online version of the newspaper and was then also removed. The piece argued that after two beheadings in Yvelines and Nice, Macron would need six million Muslims in the country to eradicate violent extremism, but that instead, he chose to feed “moral panic”. Clearly, the article postulated, if there are Islamist attacks in France, it must be because its president has been looking for them.

Macron himself thought of attempting to educate the Financial Times.

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

France: High School Student Criticizes Islam, Muslim Responds, ‘I Swear to Allah, I Will Slit Your Throat’

If Macron is serious about enforcing “republican values” in France, which is by no means clear, he is likely to find that the “political Islam” he has criticized is far more deeply embedded than he thinks.

“Harassment: after virulent comments about Islam, teenagers threatened with death,” translated from “Harcèlement : apre’s des propos virulents sur l’islam, des adolescents menace’s de mort,” by L. Feuerstein, N. Perez, and D. Fuchs, France 3, November 18, 2020 (thanks to Mason).

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

New Poll Reveals Considerable Shift to Political Right; Sweden Democrats Once Again Lead the Pack

A new poll has revealed that the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats, the center-right Moderate Party, and the Christian Democrats — the country’s conservative bloc — would garner just over half of the vote if an election were held today.

The poll, carried out by Sentio in November, showed that together, the Sweden Democrats — the country’s top party with 25.2 percent of the vote — along with center-right Moderate Party with 19.8 percent of the vote, and the Christian Democrats with 5.9 percent of the vote, would collect a total of 50.9 percent of the country’s total vote, Nyheter Idag reports.

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

Polish Prime Minister: EU ‘Oligarchy’ Wielding ‘Propaganda Bludgeon’ Like Former Communist Regime

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has accused the European Union of wielding a “propaganda bludgeon” against his country like the communist regime of old.

National conservative-led Poland and Hungary are currently locked in a dispute with the EU establishment, George Soros, and their allies in the international press over their decision to veto the EU’s proposed multi-annual budget, which included a substantial coronavirus relief package, because provisions requiring member-states to follow so-called “rule of law” and values provisions had been attached.

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

Swedish Politicians Speak of Poland and Hungary Leaving EU After Budget Veto

Two Swedish members of the European Parliament have slammed Hungary and Poland, speaking openly about the conservative countries leaving the European Union after vetoing the bloc’s budget this week.

Helene Fritzon, head of the delegation for the Swedish Social Democrats in the European Parliament, said that Hungary and Poland were playing an “ugly game” and stated, “They put the whole of the EU in a very serious position when they now signal that they intend to use their veto.”

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

Swedish Islamic Political Party to Challenge Social Democrats in No-Go Zone

The Islamic Nyans Party are looking to cause an upset in upcoming municipal elections in the notorious Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby after recruiting a popular member of the local Somali community.

Nyans party leader Mikail Yüksel announced that Mohammad Hagi Farah, a popular member of the no-go zone’s Somali community, would be running as a local candidate in the area for the party in the upcoming local elections in 2022.

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

UK Government to Propose Digital “Freedom Pass” That Allows Heavily-Tested Citizens Out in Public Life

The UK government plans to provide the rather dystopian-sounding digital “freedom passes” to people who test negative for COVID twice in a week. The plan is an attempt to “allow” people a shot at a “normal life” before a vaccine becomes available.

The government is still working on the plan. Once it comes into effect, people who test negative for COVID will be given a document that will allow them to move around in public with no issue. People who earn the pass will be allowed to move about mask-less and even attend social gatherings with friends and family without having to observe social distancing.

According to sources, the “freedom pass” could be stored in smartphones.

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

UK: ‘Freedom Pass, Please’: Boris to Introduce COVID Passports as More Lockdowns Loom

The British government will reportedly introduce “freedom passes” and specialised passport certificates to people who have tested negative for the Chinese coronavirus, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce further regional lockdown restrictions following the end of the latest national lockdown in December.

The British prime minister will outline his plans for further localised lockdown restrictions on Monday, as well as a plan to introduce mass testing, in what the government is describing as a roadmap to some sort of normality next year.

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

UK: Fury as Government Uses Twitter Propaganda Tool to Attack the Mail’s COVID Analysis

Anger flared last night after the Department of Health and Social Care’s Twitter account was used in an effort to rubbish a report challenging official scaremongering by analysing key facts about the coronavirus pandemic.

Under the headline ‘Covid: What They Don’t Tell You’, a two-page article in yesterday’s Daily Mail raised multiple questions about the manner in which the Government has dealt with the crisis.

It pointed out that Government predictions on the number of the potential deaths from the virus were wildly inaccurate. In a July report commissioned by Chief Medical Officer Sir Patrick Vallance, scientists predicted that there could be 119,000 fatalities if a second wave coincided with a peak of winter flu — but the actual figure has so far turned out to be less than half of that.

The article also pointed out the number of deaths are not far above average for this time of year and that only 31 per cent of intensive care unit beds in hospitals are currently occupied by Covid patients.

           — Hat tip: JM [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Islamist Terror Convict Who Blamed Crime on Imaginary Dog Jailed

An Islamist terror convict who tried to claim a video inciting terrorism was practice for commanding a dog he didn’t have has been jailed.

Shehroz Iqbal, of Ilford, east London, had shared video footage to the extremist WhatsApp group ‘Dark to Light’, taking in footage of Waterloo Bridge, the Royal Festival Hall, and Haywards Gallery in London, saying “This my spot Akhi [brothers], central London. Attack, attack!”

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

UK: Oxford Academics Slam Big Tech Censorship of Scientific Study Over Mask-Wearing

“Independent fact-checkers” — i.e., third party companies contracted by Facebook, Twitter, Google and others to, all too often arbitrarily decide what is true and what is false, are at it again — this time taking on two Oxford scientists.

Their article about a study looking at the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of face masks when worn to prevent coronavirus infection, originally published in The Spectator, the world’s oldest weekly magazine, and shared on Facebook, got flagged as “false information.”

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

UK: Supreme Court Judge Condemns COVID ‘Control Freaks’ Regulating Christmas

Lord Sumption has condemned “control freaks” of the political, academic, and bureaucratic class “behaving as if our lives belonged to the state”.

Lord Sumption, who served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2018 and is still a member of the court’s Supplementary Panel, wrote that the “debate about whether to let us have a family Christmas perfectly sums up what is wrong with this Government’s handling” of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic in an article for the Mail on Sunday.

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

UK: Vandals Who Defaced War Hero’s Statue Let Off With Caution, £450 Charge for Cleaning

Vandals who defaced a statue of British war hero Sir Henry Havelock with the words “racist” and “parasite” have been let off with a caution and a £450 charge towards cleaning costs.

Major General Sir Henry Havelock (1795—1857), a veteran of the First Anglo-Burmese War, First Anglo-Afghan War, First Anglo-Sikh War, and Anglo-Persian War, lost his life in the Sepoy Mutiny, or Indian Rebellion, of 1857, helping to relieve the besieged city of Lucknow.

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

We Got it! — Newsmax Reporter Emerald Robinson: National Security Source Confirms “A Piece of Hardware Has Been Secured” In Germany

On Thursday during the Trump Campaign press conference Attorney Sidney Powell weighed in on the Dominion-Smartmatic servers that were reportedly confiscated in Germany.

Powell confirmed the reports were legitimate.

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Turkish President Says Turkey ‘Part of Europe’, Wants ‘Full Membership’ Of EU

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Turkey sees itself as a part of Europe, but he called on the European Union to “keep your promises” on issues such as the country’s membership bid and refugees.

He spoke before an EU summit due to be held next month. In recent weeks, EU members have raised the prospect of sanctions against Turkey over its gas exploration missions in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Another Doomed Peace With Islam

From a temporal and myopic point of view, the recent settlement between Armenia and Azerbaijan may seem like progress. But a sober look at the Christian-Muslim relations in this region shows the truth.

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Apple Lobbies Against New Bill That Would Stop Businesses Using Forced Labor in China

Apple lobbyists are trying to undermine a new law targeting the use of forced labor in China. The company insists that it respects human rights but the evidence suggests the opposite.

The bill that Apple is working against is called the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. If it becomes law, US-based companies will not be allowed to use forced and imprisoned labor from the Xinjiang Province in China. According to multiple reports, the Chinese government has put more than one million Uyghur in concentration camps, where they are forced to work in various industries for low pay.

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US Urgently Needs to Challenge China’s Chokehold on Rare Earth Materials

One of China’s most significant advantages in the race to dominate future hi-tech industrial production, among just about everything else, is its chokehold on “rare earth materials” (REM). These are materials — and the raw minerals from which they are extracted and processed — vital to the manufacture, for instance, of advanced weapons, fossil-free alternative energy systems, communication devices, computer products, and microelectronic networks.

It is an area in which China has already established dominance . The Chinese Communist Party’s near monopoly on most of these 17 rare earth materials is by now a US national security vulnerability of enormous strategic importance. China’s October 13 decision to curtail the export of these vitally needed rare earth materials should serve as an urgent warning to the US to seriously.

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Pizza Bar Worker Whose Outrageous Coronavirus Lie Sent the South Australia Into Lockdown Has His Electronic Devices Seized — as He Faces Deportation

Residents were stuck in their homes for three days in Australia’s strictest lockdown after the 36-year-old Spanish man lied about working in Adelaide’s Woodville Pizza Bar.

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Report: Trump Admin. Planning U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Somalia

The Trump administration is reportedly considering a troop withdrawal in Somalia as part of a larger drawback.

According to U.S. officials speaking on condition of anonymity this week, President Trump is contemplating bringing the nearly 700 American soldiers home. However, it does not appear these plans are finalized and no official orders have been handed down in Somalia from the U.S. military.

This news follows the President’s draw-down in troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, which is a move facing some criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

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Germany: Refugee Center Volunteer Says ‘Refugees Hate Us, They Plot to Islamize Us’

This woman didn’t begin to work with “refugees” because she had some animus against them. She volunteered in order to “give something in return.” Nonetheless, her testimony about what she saw and heard will be dismissed as “Islamophobia” by a heedless and pitiless elite that apparently doesn’t care that it is steering Europe (and North America) toward catastrophe.

“Volunteer: ‘Refugees hate us, they plot to Islamize us,’“ translated from “Volontaria: ‘Profughi ci odiano, complottano per islamizzarci,’“ Vox News, November 19, 2020.

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United Nations Tells European Union to Give Vaccines to Migrants

The UN Migration Agency, or International Organization for Migration (IOM), appeared to call on European Union member-states to ensure all migrants in their territory receive coronavirus vaccines, regardless of legal status.

“When we have now news about a vaccine, the challenge that EU European member states are confronted with, is to guarantee access to the vaccine to everybody that is in your territory, not just your citizens, but also all the refugees, displaced people and migrants that are in Europe,” argued Antonio Vitorino, the United Nations agency’s director-general — seeming to suggest that Europe’s largely publicly-funded health services shoulder the cost of vaccinating all migrants, not just those with legal status as refugees.

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Appeals Court: Bans on Same-Sex Attraction Therapy Are Unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled 2-1 on Friday that two ordinances which “prohibit therapists from engaging in counseling or any therapy with a goal of changing a minor’s sexual orientation, reducing a minor’s sexual or romantic attractions … or changing a minor’s gender identity” violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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Appeals Court Rules TN Can Outlaw Abortions Based on “Sex, Race, Or Disability”

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Tennessee can outlaw abortions motivated by prenatal diagnosis of disability, race, or sex of the baby.

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China Hero Guangcheng Chen Decries Brutal Forced Abortions, Infanticide

Prominent Chinese human rights activist Guangcheng Chen denounced the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ruthless population control policies in a powerful address this week.

Speaking Thursday at an international symposium organized by The Anglosphere Society on behalf of “imperiled Christians,” Chen, who has been blind from an early age, explained how he became a human rights activist in Communist China.

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UNICEF Finally Admits: “Schools Are Not Main Drivers of COVID Among Children”

One of the easier targets for social demolition by western authoritarians and bureaucracies has been schools.

Aided and abetted by a hysterical mainstream media permanently geared towards maintaining a constant level of public fear, politicians have been able to deceive worried parents and teachers who may genuinely believe that COVID19 poses some sort of overall health threat to children (which it does not), as well as the widely-held canard that asymptomatic children are somehow ‘spreading the virus’ to other adults, the old and vulnerable.

Numerous scientific studies have clearly shown how this is not the case. But by sustaining these widely held myths, governments have been able to successfully level primary and secondary education across the western hemisphere and retard the educational and social development of hundreds of millions of young people in the process.

It is yet unclear why governments have been so keen to do this, but it’s not at all surprising that the populace has gone along with the theatre, especially after being primed by decades of ‘health and safety’ culture and corporatisation of public policy.

It’s crucial to note: all of these findings literally destroy the argument for panic-driven policies like mass testing and mass vaccinations.

After many months of sitting idle on the matter, some institutions, like UNICEF are now speak up.

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28 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/22/2020

    • Yes, I was surprised, too. There must have been a contingent there since late 1992. George H.W. Bush sent them there when he was a lame duck, as a special present for the incoming Clinton administration.

      • Both sides of the same party never met a war they didn’t like.

        Maybe there can be an exchange; for every one of our soldiers returned to the USA we can return a thousand of their finest to Somalia starting with Ilhan Omar.

        • Of all the places Uncle Sugar sent me(twice) I liked that God forsaken place the least. I say exchange every bloody one of those IQ savages for ours there. As for Omar, more drastic action is needed for that bloody traitor.

          • Thankfully I never deployed there. Many of my 10th MTN DIV brothers had been deployed there though.

            Of all the places I deployed to, I despised Afghanistan the most. With the benefits of hindsight, if would have been far better had the US supported the USSR in crushing the islamists in Afghanistan, or at least not interfering while they did so. Such evil and duplicitous people; they’re only excelled in such evil by the Pakistanis of whom they are kin.

          • Fun, innit. Sinai, South Lebanon and the ‘Root. In 1982. Which seemed like the pinnacle of muslim civilization, even while the Boychik’s were systematically drawing and quartering it, compared to Karachi. My gods! We were 170nm back out over the Arabian Sea. Cojo’s sniffing and asking ‘what is that smell!!?’ Words fail me…or, at least polite words, or even mortal-soul endangering ones.
            If the godists are correct (my money is on the Scientologists being right, but that Xenu will do a Saturn on his children…) and I commence my plummet into the Pit ( shortly after a hail of police or marxist firing squad SAP )…I know the Fall ends in Karachi.

          • Trust me Moon, Afghanistan was beautiful and enjoyable compared to that dusty barren waste land filled with drugged(khat) up savages that went off right after noon prayers to try and kill you. Heck, even Iraq was better.

          • Kono, Beirut was the absolute sh&&shows of all sh&&shows. 83 when the barracks blew up in front of me. That is how I learned about islam and took it seriously.

  1. UK: ‘Freedom Pass, Please’: Boris to Introduce COVID Passports as More Lockdowns Loom

    The British government will reportedly introduce “freedom passes” and specialised passport certificates to people who have tested negative for the Chinese coronavirus, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce further regional lockdown restrictions following the end of the latest national lockdown in December.

    Here we go, this effort by the UK Prime Minister is a way of forcing every single individual to have a test, even though there is a deal of doubt over the evectiveness of the testing (PSR) proceedure and its limits. Next the government will endeavour to bring in a law of kinds to expect every person to have a vaccination-here again as it appears there is still a long way to go with this issue, it would be dangerous to implement such a ruling-Government target set for December vaccinations! Bonkers.
    This will follow that if one has not had a vaccination they could prohibited from travelling anywhere, to work, to the shops, to stay in a Hotel, to tavel overseas, this will certainly be the case. Absolute control of the population no matter what. No escape.

  2. 28 years protecting people who as a whole (Moslem majority nation)hate western civilization and live in 4 world status mudhole in a large part because they practice it. Why we under Obama importing the likes of Omar and her tribe to American midwestern states to suck from western welfare tit and use Jihad of lawfare, welfare to help break western cultural when they alliance with BLM, bore rich white college anarchist , “democratic ” leaders who are really communist .

  3. Misogyny. The real threat comes from those females who will secretly continue to collaborate with men. Females generally will have to find reasons to stay at home protected. A real challenge in wartime.

    • Femininism is CANCER, so says Milo Yiannopolous. Despite his history I agree with him. And the METOO movement is just women with regrets that they had sex with many men but want to play the victimhood game.. You should see the “woman” who started that movement. She looks like the missing link.

  4. Sidney Powell is registered as a MILITARY LAWYER and is the only one who can prosecute TREASON at a TRIBUNAL!”
    november 23, 2020 the marshall report
    So don’t let spin doctors and fake media tell you lies about the woman who is bringing down the giants in the swamp! And there are a great number of them, more than anyone could have imagined!

    Powell stated that the ‘New World Order’ has ‘OVERTHROWN The Republican Party’ and that the Republican Party sold its soul to the “New World Order” in return for large cash payments in the form of “enormous bribes.” Sidney Powell warned the GOP risks being “neutered like a bitch” by “the Great Reset” in 2021 if President Trump’s second term is stolen from him by “children of darkness.”

    https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com/2020/11/23/sidney-powell-is-registered-as-a-military-lawyer-and-is-the-only-one-who-can-prosecute-treason-at-a-tribunal/

      • I am no longer sold on Nikki Haley after her tepid defense of Trump following the stolen election. I do like Candice Owens though. Also the governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem would be a very good candidate to follow Trump. She refused to shut down the state or even order the wearing of face muzzles after the wuhan virus hysteria.

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