Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/3/2020

Former President Barack Obama said that he will get the new COVID vaccine on live television, in order to reassure people that it is safe. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly considering doing the same thing.

In other news, the mayor of Lancaster, California said that he considers the refusal to wear a mask an act of domestic terrorism.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Czech Budget Deficit Reaches Highest Level Since Establishment of Republic
 
USA
» “This Needs Answers”: CCTV Video of Georgia Poll Workers Sparks Election Fraud Outrage
» “Trump’s China Measures Will Box Biden in”: Visa Restrictions for 92 Million CCP Members
» 102-Year-Old New Yorker Beats the Coronavirus
» Americans to Get ‘Vaccination Card’ To Prove They’ve Taken the COVID Shot
» AOC Ripped for Selling $58 ‘Tax the Rich’ Sweatshirt
» Bill Clinton ‘Couldn’t Stay Away’ From Jeffrey Epstein, Visited ‘Pedo Island’ According to Former Chief Aide
» Companies in U.S. Unlikely to Make COVID Vaccine Mandatory Condition of Employment
» COVID Czar Admits the Vaccine Has “Significant Side Effects”
» Decorated 3-Star General Calls on Trump to ‘Honor Your Oath of Office’ And Protect America From ‘Treasonous’ Enemies Within
» Deep Stater Bill Barr Sells Out Trump and America
» Dominion Contractor at Detroit Counting Center Says Thousands of Ballots Were Scanned Multiple Times
» Embryo Frozen for 27 Years Born to Tennessee Couple, Setting a World
» Exclusive: Oregon Gave Antifa Your CARES Act COVID Relief Tax Dollars During the Riots. Wait, It Gets Worse
» Frustrated Portland Business Leaders Launch Group to Revive Downtown, Fault Politicians for Inaction
» GA Runoff Republican Vote Boycott — is Lin Wood a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
» Health Advisers Rename ‘Adverse Reactions’ To COVID-19 Vaccine
» Kayleigh McEnany Begins Press Conference With Video Loop of Democrat Leaders Breaking Own Lockdown Rules
» Kyle Rittenhouse to be Tried on 6 Counts Connected to Kenosha Shooting
» LA County Mayor: Refusing to Wear Mask is “Act of Domestic Terrorism”
» Landmark Study Finds Masks Are Ineffective
» Michigan Restaurant Owner Opens for Indoor Dining Despite Gov. Whitmer’s Latest Lockdown
» New Bombshell Joe Rogan Interview Exposes Lockdown Social Engineering of Society
» New Jersey Looks to Tax Marijuana in Order to Fund “Social Equity” Programs for Black Communities
» Obama Says He Will Take COVID Vaccine on Live TV to Convince People it’s Safe
» Philadelphia Priest Dies After Participating in Moderna COVID Vaccine Trial
» Series of Mysterious Attacks Outside Boston Leaves Victims With Major Head Injuries, Sets Suburb on Edge
» Stacey Abrams’s Georgia Voter Organization Under Investigation for Fraud
» Supreme Court Orders New Trial Over California Worship Restrictions in Light of New York Ruling
» Trump Legal Team: We Have ‘So Much Evidence’ Of Fraud in Nevada ‘We Had to Rent a Separate Car’
» Tulsi Gabbard Urges Trump Not to ‘Back Down’ Against Big Tech
» Tulsi Gabbard Urges Senate to Vote ‘No’ On This Biden Cabinet Pick
» Two Indicted Over Arson Attacks and Attempt to Set Portland Cop on Fire at Antifa Riot
» Warner Bros. To Release 2021 Films on HBO Max and in Theaters Simultaneously
» Why is Apple’s M1 Chip So Fast?
» WI Supreme Court Will Not Hear Trump Legal Challenge, Says it is Fit for Lower Courts
» Yes, They Can Vaccinate Us Through Nasal Test Swabs and Target the Brain
 
Canada
» “Screw This, Let’s Do it!”: Small Toy Store Reopens, Defying Peel Region Lockdown
» Canada Potentially to Decide on Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
 
Europe and the EU
» Black Lives Matter Ranked Most Influential in Art in 2020
» British Army Deployed to Handle “Anti-Vaccine Propaganda” And Protests
» Czechia: President Zeman to Meet His Polish Counterpart This Week
» EU’s Coronavirus Christmas Rules: No Communal Singing, Televised Church Only
» Former Czech President Klaus Objects to Being Linked to Disinformation
» France Targets Mosques in Crackdown on Radical Islam
» German EU Presidency Should Formulate Budget Proposal That Can Achieve Consensus
» Islamic State ‘Is Plotting Christmas Terror Attacks in UK and Europe’ For Publication of Prophet Mohammed Cartoons in France, Ex-MI6 Spy Warns as Macron Announces Plans to Close 80 ‘Extremist’ Mosques
» Northern Italian Region Rebels Against Government and Reopens for Business
» Once Elected, EU Commission President Has Turned Her Back on Hungary
» Organizer of Gay Sex Party is a Polish Man Wanted by the Polish Police for Fraud
» The EU Could Use Google’s Proposed Acquisition of Fitbit to Take Antitrust Action
» The Netherlands Wants to Sue Poland in the ECJ
» Trouble in Store: How Highly Paid, Job-Secure Lockdown Zealots Have Helped Kill Off the British High Street
» UK Government Medical Officer Says Masks Should be Worn for Years
» UK: ‘What a Result!’: The Human Rights ‘Leftie Lawyers’ Celebrating After Priti Patel Raged at Them for Grounding Jamaica-Bound Deportation Flight — Meaning Two Rapists and a Murderer Among 23 Criminals Still in UK
» UK: Boris Might Volunteer to Have Vaccination Live on TV
» UK: Corbyn’s Brother Found Guilty of Breaking Coronavirus Law at Anti-Lockdown Protest
» UK: Rich People & Journalists Made Exempt From Having to Enter COVID Quarantine
 
Middle East
» ISIS Mufti: Christians Given ‘Option’ To Pay ‘Jizya’ And be Protected by the Caliphate Since They Are ‘Followers of the Book’
 
Far East
» China Vows to Increase Its ‘Weather Modification’ Capabilities to Better-Control Agriculture, Disasters and Ecosystems
» How Did Covid REALLY Spread Around the World? New Damning Test Results That Show Antibodies Were in US in December — WEEKS Before China Raised the Alarm — Add to Growing Global Evidence of a Cover-Up
» Woke Corporations Who Supported BLM Lobby Against Ban on Chinese Slave Labor
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian “Pre-Crime” Surveillance Tool Faces Scrutiny
» Exploited Backpackers Are Paid Just $3 an Hour to Pick Fruit on Australian Farms — as One Reveals Shocking Texts From Her Boss Calling Her a ‘Pig’ And a ‘Dog’ When She Asked for Her Wages
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Mozambique Terrorist Group Poised to Establish an Islamic Emirate
» What’s Happening Now in Marxist/Communist South Africa is a Dire Warning of What’s Coming to America as Leftists, Liars, Looters and Loonies Run Country Into the Ground
 
Immigration
» DOJ Sues Facebook for Discriminating Against US Workers, Reserving Jobs for H1-B Workers
» Greece: Human Trafficker in Evros Caught Smuggling Illegal Immigrants
» Migration is a National Competence, Hungarian Foreign Minister Says
» Slovak Police Detained 42 Syrian Migrants Traveling in a Truck
» UK: Farage: Turn Back Migrant Boats Like Australia or More People Will Die
» UK: Sudanese Migrant Who Allegedly Raped a Woman in London Sent to Live in Ex-Military Camp
» Why is Diversity and Multiculturalism Horribly Unworkable?
 
Culture Wars
» Censorship of Vaccine-Skeptic Conversations Will Backfire, Free Speech Union Says
» Christian Funeral Home to Pay $250,000 for Firing of Transgender Employee, Supreme Court Rules
» Facebook to Give Lesser Punishment for “Hate Speech” Against White People Than Against Minorities
» More Than 49,000 Doctors, Scientists Sign Letter Calling for End to Coronavirus Shutdowns
» Progressive Methodist Group Announces Formation of Liberation Methodist Connexion
» U.N. Chief Guterres Demands the World Reset to Forestall a Climate Apocalypse
» YouTube to Start Warning Users When Their Comments “May be Offensive to Others”
 

Czech Budget Deficit Reaches Highest Level Since Establishment of Republic

At the end of November, the state budget deficit rose to 341.5 billion korunas (€12.9 billion) from 274 billion korunas (€10.4 billion) in October. This year’s November result is thus the worst since the establishment of the Czech Republic in 1993.

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

“This Needs Answers”: CCTV Video of Georgia Poll Workers Sparks Election Fraud Outrage

Disturbing election night footage has emerged showing Georgia poll workers waiting for observers and news outlets to leave State Farm Arena in Atlanta after calling an end to counting for the night, before pulling out several large suitcases containing ballots from under a table.

The footage, presented by an attorney working with Republicans during a Thursday state Senate hearing, is perhaps the strongest direct evidence of potential fraud, and demands serious inquiry. In it, a handful of poll workers can clearly be seen staying behind after GOP observers say they were told to clear out. After the media packs up their belongings, the workers can be seen pulling out the suitcases and opening them at approximately 11 p.m.

Of note, earlier in the day, counting was paused for approximately 90 minutes due to what officials blamed on a ‘water main break’ — which turned out to be a lie, and was in fact a ‘slow leak,’ according to news.com.au.

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

“Trump’s China Measures Will Box Biden in”: Visa Restrictions for 92 Million CCP Members

“Trump’s measures will box Biden in,” Shi Yinhong, director of the Center on American Studies at Renmin University of China and an adviser to the Chinese government told Bloomberg of Trump’s pressure campaign which has ramped up all the way into the presidential transition.

“It’s a constant escalation. The starting point for negotiations keeps rising. It’s unlikely for the U.S. side to return to a time before decoupling,” he added. Here are the latest major escalations out of the Trump White House:

Travel visas for all members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and their families have been greatly restricted to unprecedented levels.

Cotton imports from a major PLA military-linked company have been banned based on accusations of “slave labor”.

And looming on the horizon: Trump is expected to sign a bill passed by the House that would impose US audit reviews of Chinese companies’ books, expected to lead to the likely delisting of Chinese companies from American exchanges, given Beijing is unlikely to cooperate with such a measure.

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

102-Year-Old New Yorker Beats the Coronavirus

102-year-old New Yorker Angelina Friedman, who also lived through the 1918 flu pandemic and is a cancer survivor, has beat the coronavirus for a second time.

Friedman was diagnosed with COVID-19 back in March after she was transferred from the nursing home she resided in to a hospital for a minor leg procedure.

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

Americans to Get ‘Vaccination Card’ To Prove They’ve Taken the COVID Shot

Americans will receive a ‘vaccination card’ showing they’ve taken the COVID-19 shot, raising the prospect that airlines and venues could refuse service to those who are not immunized.

“Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due,” Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition, told CNN.

The vaccination card will be issued by the CDC and patients will be asked to provide a cell phone number so they can be contacted when it is time to receive their second dose.

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

AOC Ripped for Selling $58 ‘Tax the Rich’ Sweatshirt

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faced embarrassment after she promoted ‘Tax the Rich’ sweatshirts that cost upwards of $58 in addition to ‘Green New Deal’ clothing that is made from environmentally unfriendly materials.

The firebrand Socialist who constantly slams the excesses of capitalism announced that pre-orders were open for her new merch, which included another design that says ‘Drink Water & Don’t Be Racist’.

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

Bill Clinton ‘Couldn’t Stay Away’ From Jeffrey Epstein, Visited ‘Pedo Island’ According to Former Chief Aide

Bill Clinton’s former top aide and Chelsea Clinton nemesis Doug Band has told Vanity Fair that former President Bill Clinton did visit Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous “pedo island” in January 2003, and that he wasunable to push Epstein out of Clinton’s orbit since they flew to Africa together in 2002 aboard the the pedophile’s (Epstein’s) private 727, dubbed the “Lolita Express.”

Band said he had no idea about Epstein’s sex crimes back then but got enough bad vibes that he advised Clinton to end the relationship. But Clinton continued to socialize with Epstein and take his money. In 2006 Epstein donated $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton made more than two dozen trips on Epstein’s jet around this time, Epstein’s flight logs show. In January 2003, according to Band, Clinton visited Epstein’s private Caribbean island, Little St. James. Band said it was one of the few trips he declined to go on in his time with Clinton. —Vanity Fair

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

Companies in U.S. Unlikely to Make COVID Vaccine Mandatory Condition of Employment

Despite having the regulatory backing to make getting the COVID vaccine a mandatory condition of employment, most companies in the U.S. are unlikely to do so for fear of provoking a backlash.

That’s according to a Reuters report, which notes that, “Private U.S. companies have the right under the law to require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.”

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission previously ruled that employees had to get a COVID test before returning to work and this could set the precedent for vaccines.

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

COVID Czar Admits the Vaccine Has “Significant Side Effects”

Dr. Moncef Slaoui, who is leading the Trump administration’s Covid-19 vaccine program Operation Warp Speed, and a COVID Czar admitted that the vaccine for this statistically irrelevant virus has “significant side effects.” These side effects will sicken 10-15% of people probably worse than if they were to contract the virus in the first place.

But the ruling class technocrats and oligarchs are going to need you to line up to get this crazy concoction injected right into your bloodstream. Additionally, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel is scheduled to vote on Tuesday on who will be the first to get a vaccine once one has been authorized by United States regulators, according to a report by CNBC.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Decorated 3-Star General Calls on Trump to ‘Honor Your Oath of Office’ And Protect America From ‘Treasonous’ Enemies Within

McInerney lays out strategy to defeat deep-state coup plotters

Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney [U.S. Air Force Retired] said in a no-holds-barred interview that he doesn’t believe the courts are likely to come through for President Trump.

Despite massive amounts of evidence of widespread irregularities, many judges appear either unable or unwilling to sort through allegations of rigged voting machines and dozens of affidavits from eyewitnesses to ballot stuffing, denial of Republican poll watchers from observing the process, evidence of more votes cast in hundreds of precincts than were registered to vote, and a host of other irregularities.

The general placed the burden squarely on President Trump to use the emergency powers at his disposal and put down what he described as a coup d’état in progress.

“When you coordinate six to ten states, using cyber warfare, to change the outcome of the election in favor of whoever you want, these are treasonous acts,” McInerney said in a Nov. 29 interview with Brannon Howse of Worldview Weekend TV.

Not just fraudulent acts

“These are not just fraudulent acts, they are treasonous acts, because it means changing the government,” the general said. “And then when you add Russia, China and Iran, foreigners into it, you complicate it and make it even more treasonous. So, cyber warfare, and the Dominion Voting Systems, which we’re talking about in Georgia, Michigan and several other states, Pennsylvania as well, using Hammer and Scorecard [ballot manipulation software attacks]. Plus, has anyone seen the Justice Department or FBI in any of this? That is very worrisome.”

McInerney is not just any retired general making these claims.

He is highly decorated, having flown 400 combat missions over Vietnam. He was in charge of NORAD for Alaska and had a top security clearance with responsibility for the U.S. nuclear arsenal. He spent 16 years as a military analyst with Fox News.

“He is not only a patriot he is a historian and he understands the massive threat now faced by America,” Howse said.

McInerney said the fraud seen on Election Day could easily be repeated in Georgia to steal the two U.S. Senate seats up for election there on Jan. 5, giving Democrats full control of the government.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Deep Stater Bill Barr Sells Out Trump and America

Attorney General Bill Barr has stated, “The U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election.” I could list thousands of pieces of evidence, but obviously there hasn’t been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation. Here is the entire response by the Trump Legal Team.

Barr has not stood for truth, for justice, for accountability and for doing his job as AG; he told us he didn’t want to influence the election, but he’s obviously doing that now. Barr’s job is to bring justice and prosecute evil doers, many of whom surround him, not to worry about his influence or the election.

Where are the indictments of the Deep State Criminals? How long must we wait?

Bill Barr was recommended to President Trump by Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing. DiGenova stated in a recent email that he was proud of it. Now diGenova is on the Trump Legal Team investigating all the fraud and treason committed in the 2020 election, and our AG says there is none.

Barr is an overweight bagpipe playing Deep State impresario and FBI Director Christopher Wray should have been shown the door long ago, but there’s more…

Let’s revisit Barr’s questionable background…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dominion Contractor at Detroit Counting Center Says Thousands of Ballots Were Scanned Multiple Times

A contractor for Dominion Voting Systems, who worked at Detroit’s TCF Center on Election Day, has told Michigan lawmakers that she saw roughly 30,000 ballots being scanned multiple times by the counting machines.

The contractor, Mellissa Carone, who works as a freelance IT professional, made the allegations Wednesday night before a panel of Michigan House Oversight Committee members.

Carone was at the Detroit center early on Election Day, Nov. 3, until about 4 the next morning. She also returned to the site later on Nov. 4.

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

Embryo Frozen for 27 Years Born to Tennessee Couple, Setting a World

One remarkable baby has already entered the record books — just by being born.

Molly Everette Gibson, born in October, currently holds the record as the longest-frozen human embryo that has resulted in a live birth.

Molly was frozen as an embryo in October of 1992, just 18 months after her birth mother Tina was born. Technically, 29-year-old Tina gave birth to a 27-year-old daughter.

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

Exclusive: Oregon Gave Antifa Your CARES Act COVID Relief Tax Dollars During the Riots. Wait, It Gets Worse

That which is rewarded is repeated. Apparently, the State of Oregon wants more antifa and Black Lives Matter rioting. At at time when violent rioters were setting fires, looting, and terrorizing the people of Portland, they were rewarded with U.S. CARES Act COVID relief funds.

Repeating: When Portland was burning, the state of Oregon gave the arsonists gasoline.

The group “SNACK BLOC” that received CARES ACT money designed to help people in need — or so we thought — is unabashedly antifa and BLM. It’s not even a semantical close call. Oregon’s Health Authority gave money to a group that came out of the shadows to support antifa and riots.

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

Frustrated Portland Business Leaders Launch Group to Revive Downtown, Fault Politicians for Inaction

Jim Mark, CEO of Portland real estate company Melvin Mark, contacted Gov. Kate Brown’s office and local officials last summer as he grew increasingly alarmed about the state of downtown.

He expressed his support for peaceful protests for racial justice, but condemned the groups of people who had used the demonstrations as a cover for destruction and vandalism against downtown businesses already suffering amid the coronavirus pandemic. He called on the state and others to unequivocally condemn the violence downtown and take action to revive Portland’s central city.

But he felt like his pleas fell on deaf ears.

[Comment: Andy Ngo tweeted, “Newly released emails show that Oregon gov’s chief of staff who joined Biden transition team showed support for violent Portland rioters.”

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

GA Runoff Republican Vote Boycott — is Lin Wood a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Georgia-based attorney Lin Wood could be a wolf in sheep’s clothing, according to a recent Breitbart story. And his recent rallying cry against voting in the upcoming January Senate runoff in his home state could be a ploy by Democrats to stop Republicans from voting in one the most important Senate races in modern political history.

Sara Carter, of SaraACarter.com, reports that Wood says Breitbart’s story is hogwash. Who knows. Politics is dirty but here’s both sides of the Wood versus Breitbart saga that has unraveled in the past few days.

First, Wood, along with former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell, has been asking Georgia Republicans to stand against alleged voter fraud by telling them with urgency not vote in the Georgia Senate run-off election on January, 5. It is a position that runs contrary to President Donald Trump’s urging to get Georgians out to vote for GOP Sens. David Perdue, R-GA, and Kelly Loeffler, R-GA, in an effort to keep the Senate Republican controlled.

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

Health Advisers Rename ‘Adverse Reactions’ To COVID-19 Vaccine

If you start hearing about “immune responses” that many people have in conjunction with the COVID-19 vaccine, be aware: This is the new name for adverse reactions. In other words, the COVID-19 vaccine no longer has “adverse reactions” but, rather, the bad side effects you feel — some of which could be very serious — are now called “immune responses.”

This information was buried at the bottom of an article by CNBC in connection with the news that 10% to 15% of vaccine recipients will suffer “significantly” noticeable” side effects. Some health officials are concerned that the connotation of “side effects” and “adverse reactions” may be off-putting to the public, so in an attempt to reprogram how you think about the side effects, one health practitioner suggested changing the definition of “adverse reactions” to “immune response.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Kayleigh McEnany Begins Press Conference With Video Loop of Democrat Leaders Breaking Own Lockdown Rules

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany began her Wednesday press briefingby rolling clips of prominent Democrats failing to abide by their own COVID-19 lockdown rules.

Democrats like California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser have all been caught violating their own decrees.

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

Kyle Rittenhouse to be Tried on 6 Counts Connected to Kenosha Shooting

Seventeen-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who allegedly shot three people during a protest that turned violent in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will stand trial on six counts linked to the incidents.

Rittenhouse’s attorney sought to have two of the charges dismissed: a misdemeanor charge for possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor and a felony charge for recklessly endangering the public by use of a dangerous weapon. He also is charged with homicide and attempted homicide. Two of the people Rittenhouse shot died.

Rittenhouse and his attorney maintain that the teen shot the three men in self-defense and that he was guarding a business during the civil unrest that occurred.

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

LA County Mayor: Refusing to Wear Mask is “Act of Domestic Terrorism”

As 4 million LA residents were ordered to stay indoors Wednesday night, the mayor of one Los Angeles county sparked backlash this week for declaring that anyone who does not wear a face mask is committing an “act of domestic terrorism.”

“If it were up to me, anybody not wearing a mask when they are out in public would be arrested … That’s an act of domestic terrorism and should be treated like one,” Lancaster, California, Mayor Rex Parris, said recently, according to the LA Daily News.

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

Landmark Study Finds Masks Are Ineffective

All in all, this landmark COVID-19-specific study failed to deliver good news to those who insist face masks are a crucial component of the pandemic response. Masks may reduce your risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection by as much as 46%, or it may increase your risk by 23%. In other words, the preponderance of evidence still shows that masks have virtually no impact on viral transmission.

Another take-home point that you get from this study, which Del Bigtree points out in The Highwire video report above, is that the vast majority — 97.9% of those who didn’t wear masks, and 98.2% of those who did — remained infection free.

So, we are destroying economies and lives around the world, for what, exactly? To protect a small minority from getting a positive PCR test result which, as detailed in “Asymptomatic ‘Casedemic’ Is a Perpetuation of Needless Fear,” means little to nothing. As reported by the authors:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Michigan Restaurant Owner Opens for Indoor Dining Despite Gov. Whitmer’s Latest Lockdown

A Michigan restaurant owner opened up his eatery for indoor dining despite Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest lockdown.

Mitch Spangler opened Spangler’s Family Restaurant in southern Michigan on November 28, violating Whitmer’s new three-week shutdown of indoor dining. Spangler explained that he is not wanting to fight the government, but rather he is trying to save his business from bankruptcy.

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

New Bombshell Joe Rogan Interview Exposes Lockdown Social Engineering of Society

Watch and share this bombshell encounter where Alex Jones interviews the King of Podcasts, Joe Rogan, in this powerful four-hour interview.

Rogan exposes the true impact of COVID lockdowns on society and how children are being trained to accept a new form of social engineering.

Rogan shares his insight on politics, the trap of tribalism (and how we can end it), the collapse of civilization, psychedelic drugs, Bill Gates, and much, much more! Do not miss this!

Rogan and Jones discuss if there is any possibility to unite left and right in the age of lockdown and societal decay.

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

New Jersey Looks to Tax Marijuana in Order to Fund “Social Equity” Programs for Black Communities

New Jersey lawmakers are moving forward with a “social equity excise fee” to coincide with the legal sale of recreational marijuana. The purpose of the new tax would be to fund government programs designed to reduce racial disparities provoked by drug laws.

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

Obama Says He Will Take COVID Vaccine on Live TV to Convince People it’s Safe

Barack Obama declared Wednesday that he is willing to go on live TV and take a coronavirus shot if it will convince Americans to do the same.

“I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it, and I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed just so that people know that I trust this science,” Obama said in an interview on SiriusXM’s “The Joe Madison Show”.

“People like Anthony Fauci, who I know, and I’ve worked with, I trust completely,” Obama added.

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

Philadelphia Priest Dies After Participating in Moderna COVID Vaccine Trial

As millions of elderly Americans prepare to take COVID-19 vaccines that, according to numerous reports, can elicit some pretty serious post-2nd dose side-effects for a day or so, LifeSiteNews has reported that a Ukrainian Greek-Catholic priest died at his PA home after participating in Moderna’s vaccine trial.

The cause of death isn’t yet known, and it’s unclear whether his participation in the trial for the new mRNA vaccine is connected to the death.

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

Series of Mysterious Attacks Outside Boston Leaves Victims With Major Head Injuries, Sets Suburb on Edge

At least 10 men have been injured in seemingly random attacks by a mystery assailant in Waltham, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.

The unknown attacker smashes victims in the head after dark, usually from behind, leaving severe injuries, including broken noses, cracked skulls, fractures of the orbital bones that frame the eyes, facial lacerations. Some victims have been hospitalized.

Police believe the attacker is wielding a blunt object of some sort as a weapon.

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

Stacey Abrams’s Georgia Voter Organization Under Investigation for Fraud

A voter registration group founded by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is under investigation for alleged voter fraud.

The New Georgia Project, along with two other left-leaning voter organizations, are being scrutinized for trying to “aggressively” register “ineligible, out-of-state, or deceased” voters before the state’s upcoming runoff election.

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

Supreme Court Orders New Trial Over California Worship Restrictions in Light of New York Ruling

The Supreme Court has sent a lawsuit over religious gatherings brought by a California church against Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and the state of California back to a lower court for a do-over, in light of the court’s decision that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions on religious gatherings are unconstitutional.

The plaintiffs in the case, Harvest Rock Church, requested immediate court intervention while the state asks the Supreme Court to allow restrictions on religious gatherings to continue.

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

Trump Legal Team: We Have ‘So Much Evidence’ Of Fraud in Nevada ‘We Had to Rent a Separate Car’

An audit of 1,400 mail-in ballots in Nevada found that two percent were cast by voters who never actually received a ballot in the mail, and one percent were cast by voters who say they didn’t even vote.

The audit, which was conducted by Baselice and Associates for the Trump campaign’s legal team in Nevada, found that 579,000 absentee ballots were returned to the state by Election Day. If three percent of those ballots were improperly cast, that comes to 17,300 illegal votes.

The Trump campaign was also granted the right to inspect voting machine used during the election, though they’ve yet to be granted a proper inspection.

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

Tulsi Gabbard Urges Trump Not to ‘Back Down’ Against Big Tech

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard urged President Trump to stand his ground in a legislative fight against Big Tech on Wednesday night.

“I fully support you on this,” the Democratic Hawaii congresswoman and Army veteran tweeted in response to an attack from Trump on the controversial Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. “Please don’t back down. The freedom and future of our country is at stake.”

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

Tulsi Gabbard Urges Senate to Vote ‘No’ On This Biden Cabinet Pick

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is urging her fellow lawmakers in the Senate to block President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Neera Tanden.

“Neera Tanden’s ‘think tank’ took millions from WallStreet, UAE, & defense contractors. She advocated taking Libya’s oil to pay for bombs we destroyed their country with. At OMB she’ll support more costly regime change wars & military industrial complex. Senators, I urge a NO vote,” Gabbard said in a post on Twitter.

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

Two Indicted Over Arson Attacks and Attempt to Set Portland Cop on Fire at Antifa Riot

Two accused Portland rioters are facing a slew of new felony charges stemming from a Black Lives Matter-Antifa riot where an officer was nearly set on fire by a thrown incendiary device.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office announced on Wednesday a grand jury has indicted Cyan Waters Bass, 21, and Hannah Karin Lilly, also 21, for their alleged roles in a violent riot outside the Justice Center on Sept. 23 where Molotov cocktails were thrown. The riot was organized in response to a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to pursue a lesser charge in the police-involved death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville.

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Warner Bros. To Release 2021 Films on HBO Max and in Theaters Simultaneously

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that its 2021 film lineup will stream on HBOMax while simultaneously playing in theaters.

The decision to embrace streaming as a lifeline comes after disappointing domestic ticket sales for “Tenet” and the majority of U.S. theaters currently being closed. Warner Bros. will become a hybrid distribution model with films debuting at the same time in theaters and on HBO Max. After one month of streaming, the movies will then only be available in theaters.

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Why is Apple’s M1 Chip So Fast?

Real world experience with the new M1 Macs have started ticking in. They are fast. Real fast. But why? What is the magic?

On Youtube I watched a Mac user who had bought an iMac last year. It was maxed out with 40 GB of RAM costing him about $4000. He watched in disbelief how his hyper expensive iMac was being demolished by his new M1 Mac Mini, which he had paid a measly $700 for.

In real world test after test, the M1 Macs are not merely inching past top of the line Intel Macs, they are destroying them. In disbelief people have started asking how on earth this is possible?

If you are one of those people, you have come to the right place. Here I plan to break it down into digestible pieces exactly what it is that Apple has done with the M1. Specifically the questions I think a lot of people have are:

[Comment: Recommended. Makes good “coffee cup” reading. ]

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WI Supreme Court Will Not Hear Trump Legal Challenge, Says it is Fit for Lower Courts

The Supreme Court of the state of Wisconsin has refused to take a case filed Tuesday by the Trump campaign, saying instead that the case seems to be a better fit for a lower court.

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Yes, They Can Vaccinate Us Through Nasal Test Swabs and Target the Brain

I don’t know if they do it, because no independent researchers examine those swabs, but I have always pointed out that our overlords seem more concerned with testing than with vaccinating. Almost like the vaccines were the bait and tests were the switch. And now we also know they totally CAN do that. Just follow the science below.

Inspired by a parasitic worm that digs its sharp teeth into its host’s intestines, Johns Hopkins researchers have designed tiny, star-shaped microdevices that can latch onto intestinal mucosa and release drugs into the body.

David Gracias, Ph.D., a professor in the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, and Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist Florin M. Selaru, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, led a team of researchers and biomedical engineers that designed and tested shape-changing microdevices that mimic the way the parasitic hookworm affixes itself to an organism’s intestines.

Made of metal and thin, shape-changing film and coated in a heat-sensitive paraffin wax, “theragrippers,” each roughly the size of a dust speck, potentially can carry any drug and release it gradually into the body.

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“Screw This, Let’s Do it!”: Small Toy Store Reopens, Defying Peel Region Lockdown

What would Christmas Day be like if there were no gift-wrapped toys waiting for kids under the Christmas tree? It wouldn’t be much of a Christmas at all, would it?

But this is 2020, and, thanks to the pandemic, too many politicians and bureaucrats have morphed into real-life Grinches! They’ve been putting businesses in an open-and-close cycle of despair for months, and the holiday season is proving to be no different.

The recent casualties of the no-fun-nanny-state includes a fantastic little toy shop in Bolton, Ontario called Nobletoyz, which was told to shut its doors under the ‘grey zone’ lockdown Peel region is now in.

Yet, the owner of Nobletoyz, Derrick Noble, is not bending the knee to the authorities who demand that he must close his shop while the toy departments at big box remain open for business. International corporations like Walmart and Costco can sell toys, so why not a small, locally-owned business?

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Canada Potentially to Decide on Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week

Canada is set to make a decision on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine around the same time that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will announce its verdict regarding the reviews of the vaccine data from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.

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Black Lives Matter Ranked Most Influential in Art in 2020

British magazine ArtReview’s annual “Power 100” ranking names the most influential people in art. In 2020, a movement made it to the top: Black Lives Matter.

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British Army Deployed to Handle “Anti-Vaccine Propaganda” And Protests

The British Army’s Information Warfare Unit is being deployed to deal with “anti-vaccine propaganda” heading into the rollout of the vaccine, The Daily Mail reports. The unit was launched in 2010 and is part of the Army’s 77th Brigade, which “often works with psychological operations”.

In fact, “solders are already monitoring cyberspace for Covid-19 content”, the report reveals. The move comes as a response to a growing number of both anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protests. Late last week, for example, more than 155 anti-lockdown protesters organized in Central London, marching through Westminster and chanting “shame on you” and “freedom”.

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Czechia: President Zeman to Meet His Polish Counterpart This Week

President Milos Zeman will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda next week at Prague Castle. According to President’s spokesman Jiri Ovcacek, they will discuss European Union issues and the Visegrad Group cooperation.

The director of the Foreign Department of Prague Castle, Rudolf Jindrak, told Czech News Agency that the meeting would take place at the request of Poland. “The Polish side wants to consult on current issues concerning the European Union and the Polish presidency of the Visegrad Group,” he said. According to Jindrak, specific topics are still being negotiated, but it is assumed there will be a discussion of the European and Visegrad agendas, and there could also be an opportunity to discuss bilateral issues.

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EU’s Coronavirus Christmas Rules: No Communal Singing, Televised Church Only

The European Commission has released a set of Christmas Wuhan coronavirus guidelines including a proposal to ban communal singing.

The Commission guidelines were released on Wednesday and included lists of “recommended actions for member states” which instruct countries to look after vulnerable people such as the disabled, the mentally ill, or homeless, as well as set criteria for small social gatherings.

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Former Czech President Klaus Objects to Being Linked to Disinformation

Former Czech President Vaclav Klaus has objected to allegations that he promotes coronavirus misinformation, demanding the Health Ministry to remove this claim from its website.

The Ministry of Health’s website provides links to the Center against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats and to Semantic Visions, which provides a list of the most common misinformation about COVID-19. Included in the misinformation is a warning entitled “Celebrities often promote misinformation.”

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France Targets Mosques in Crackdown on Radical Islam

French authorities will inspect dozens of mosques and prayer halls suspected of radical teachings starting Thursday as part of a crackdown on Islamist extremists following a spate of attacks, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said.

Darmanin told RTL radio that if any of the 76 prayer halls inspected was found to promote extremism they would be closed down.

The inspections are part of the government’s response to two brutal recent attacks that shocked France — the October 16 beheading of a teacher who showed his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed and the stabbing to death of three people in a church in Nice on October 29.

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German EU Presidency Should Formulate Budget Proposal That Can Achieve Consensus

Germany, holding the revolving presidency of the European Union, should come up with a solution to the current budget crisis that can receive the approval of all member states, said Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjartó in Mrosvasarhely (Trgu Mures), Romania, on Wednesday, Romanian news agency Agerpres reports.

“This was our position from the outset, and no one should be surprised. That is why the German Presidency of the European Union must find a way out of this situation and formulate a proposal that will be accepted by consensus,” Szijjartó said. “With regard to the budget of the European Union for the next seven years, and with regard to the economic recovery plan of the European Union, respectively, in terms of the use of funds for these, I would like to tell you the following: Brussels must let go of the misleading perception it uses to create the false image that European resources are coming from the good will of our friends in Western Europe or as if they were humanitarian donations for Central Europe.”

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Islamic State ‘Is Plotting Christmas Terror Attacks in UK and Europe’ For Publication of Prophet Mohammed Cartoons in France, Ex-MI6 Spy Warns as Macron Announces Plans to Close 80 ‘Extremist’ Mosques

The so-called Islamic State is plotting Christmas terror attacks in Britain and European countries in revenge for the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in France, a former MI6 spy has warned.

Aimen Dean, who spent eight years spying on al-Qaeda before his cover was blown by a US intelligence leak, claimed plots were being hatched in jihadi-held areas of northern Syria and Libya to terrorise Europeans this winter.

He told a security conference in London that Abu Omar al-Shishani, an Isiscommander who is thought to have survived a US strike in 2016, is planning to send extremists to the West via Turkey and across the Mediterranean from North Africa.

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Northern Italian Region Rebels Against Government and Reopens for Business

ROME — The northern Italian region of Valle d’Aosta has defied coronavirus restrictions imposed by the central government, declaring itself a “yellow zone” and reopening restaurants, bars, shops, and businesses.

In a November 3 decree, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte imposed national restrictions covering the entire territory as well as regional restrictions based on a three-tiered ranking system — yellow, orange, and red — depending on how great he believes the coronavirus risk to be in each.

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Once Elected, EU Commission President Has Turned Her Back on Hungary

Contrary to the high hopes many had for the new European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen has disappointingly continued to act as a political agent, just like her predecessor, Jean-Claude Juncker, did, Attila Kovacs, analyst at the Hungarian think tank Center for Fundamental Rights said in an overview of the new Commission’s first year.

According to Kovacs, the previous Juncker Commission committed two political blunders: It misunderstood the 2015 migrant crisis, and Brexit also happened under its watch. In 2019, therefore, there was a sense of hope that the new Commission, led by von der Leyen, would be less of a political body and more focused on smoothing conflicts between member states.

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Organizer of Gay Sex Party is a Polish Man Wanted by the Polish Police for Fraud

Dawid Manzheley, known as a frequent organizer of parties in Brussels and the host last Friday, November 29, that led to the resignation of József Szajer, is wanted by the Polish police regarding several cases of fraud, according to Polish news portal Onet. Polish Journalist Klaudisz Slezak posted a copy of the police file concerning Manzheley on Twitter:

“Fun fact. The organizer of the gay party in Brussels, at which Fidesz politician Jozsef Szajer was caught, is Dawid Manzheley. The man comes from Wadowice and is wanted by the police.”

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The EU Could Use Google’s Proposed Acquisition of Fitbit to Take Antitrust Action

The expected merger between Google and Fitbit is an opportunity for the EU to put its money where its mouth is.

Will the 27-nation bloc live up to its own constant promises of data protection, and apparent commitment to investigate the behavior of Google and other Big Tech companies, and block the merger? That is certainly the course of action Amnesty International is urging, while chillingly describing Google’s trillion-dollar business model as “surveillance-based.”

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The Netherlands Wants to Sue Poland in the ECJ

The Dutch House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the Dutch Government to file an international claim against Poland with the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

In the document, Poland is accused of politicizing the process of electing judges and the disciplinary process against them. The lower chamber of the Dutch Parliament also raises the issue that there is a risk to the rule of law in Poland. Furthermore, it emphasizes that the European Commission has been unable to get the Polish Government to enforce previous ECJ verdicts.

Polish Deputy Justice Minister Sebastian Kaleta said this is a political attack by a country that should itself be explaining the state of its own rule of law.

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Trouble in Store: How Highly Paid, Job-Secure Lockdown Zealots Have Helped Kill Off the British High Street

UK department store chain Debenhams is to close with the direct loss of 12,000 jobs. Yet the well-off ‘experts’ continue to champion ruinous lockdowns, oblivious to the devastation they are wreaking on people’s lives.

It was more than just a shop. Debenhams was part of British life. Part of the national fabric. It was a Clark who started it. William Clark (no relation, or at least not that I am aware of), began trading as a draper’s store in 1778. Thirty-five years later, Mr. Debenham became a partner and the name changed to Clark & Debenham.

Now, Debenhams is no more. Or rather it will be no more once its fire sale is over.

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UK Government Medical Officer Says Masks Should be Worn for Years

The UK’s deputy chief medical officer warned Wednesday that despite the arrival of COVID vaccines, face masks will still have to be worn “for years” to come.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said that he expects to see the face coverings become as commonplace as they are in China and other places in the far east.

Van-Tam urged that there will be no opportunity to “have a massive party and throw out our masks and hand sanitiser” now that a vaccine is here.

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UK: ‘What a Result!’: The Human Rights ‘Leftie Lawyers’ Celebrating After Priti Patel Raged at Them for Grounding Jamaica-Bound Deportation Flight — Meaning Two Rapists and a Murderer Among 23 Criminals Still in UK

Lawyers who helped stop 23 criminals including rapists and killers being deported to Jamaica toasted their success after halting their removal, declaring ‘What a result’.

The barristers were from a number of firms acting in tandem with campaign groups Movement for Justice and Detention Action.

Solicitors from companies including Cranbrook Legal and Clarendon Park Chambers said they worked into the early hours to stall the transfer before celebrating the news of their success.

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UK: Boris Might Volunteer to Have Vaccination Live on TV

Boris Johnson’s press secretary said she couldn’t rule out the prime minister volunteering to take the new coronavirus vaccine live on television.

Addressing media on Wednesday, Allegra Stratton admitted that Prime Minister Johnson could do so to encourage public update of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which the government had the same day announced had been approved for use.

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UK: Corbyn’s Brother Found Guilty of Breaking Coronavirus Law at Anti-Lockdown Protest

The brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Piers Corbyn, has been found guilty at Westminster Crown Court of breaching the government’s strict coronavirus lockdown laws by attending an anti-shutdown rally.

Piers Corbyn, a meteorologist, physicist, and prominent sceptic of man-made climate change, had denied two counts of breaking the law when he attended anti-lockdown demonstrations at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, London, on the 16th and 30th of May.

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UK: Rich People & Journalists Made Exempt From Having to Enter COVID Quarantine

Journalists and rich people defined as “high value business travellers” will be made exempt from having to enter a 2 week COVID quarantine when they return to the UK under new rules announced by the government.

“From 4am on Saturday, people in a number of categories will no longer have to self-isolate upon returning to England, even if they are travelling from a country not on the travel corridors list,” reports Sky News.

Those categories include journalists, “high value business travellers,” performing arts professionals and wealthy sports stars.

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ISIS Mufti: Christians Given ‘Option’ To Pay ‘Jizya’ And be Protected by the Caliphate Since They Are ‘Followers of the Book’

Memri TV has today posted a video testimony of ISIS terrorist Shifa Ali Bashir Muhammad who has revealed that ISIS, the Islamic terrorist organisation, had given the ‘option’ to the Christians of Mosul to pay Jiziya. When some of them had refused, their property was taken over by ISIS.

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China Vows to Increase Its ‘Weather Modification’ Capabilities to Better-Control Agriculture, Disasters and Ecosystems

The ambitious plan would cover over 6million square kilometres of land (2.3million square miles) by 2025 with an extended weather programme, according to the country’s cabinet on Wednesday.

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How Did Covid REALLY Spread Around the World? New Damning Test Results That Show Antibodies Were in US in December — WEEKS Before China Raised the Alarm — Add to Growing Global Evidence of a Cover-Up

A US study has dealt a killer blow to claims that the coronavirus emerged from a livestock market in Wuhan last winter, as global evidence proves the virus had spread across the world before then.

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Woke Corporations Who Supported BLM Lobby Against Ban on Chinese Slave Labor

Nike, Coca-Cola and Apple, three corporations that vehemently supported the Black Lives Matter movement after the death of George Floyd, are lobbying against a US ban on imports of products produced by Chinese slave labor.

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which is awaiting a green light from the Senate, bans the import of goods produced in Xinjiang where companies cannot prove they were not made by slave labor.

Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang face massive persecution at the hands of Chinese authorities, with many being held in de facto re-education camps in which they are forced to work and undergo draconian brainwashing programs.

Nike, Coca-Cola and Apple have never missed an opportunity to assert their woke corporate values, with Apple CEO Tim Cook previously proclaiming, “To the Black community — we see you. You matter and your lives matter.”

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Australian “Pre-Crime” Surveillance Tool Faces Scrutiny

A secretive software surveillance tool used by the Australian police in the state of Victoria is coming under scrutiny for identifying, profiling and tracking young people as potential criminals.

The tool is secretive because it helps the police create secret “pre-crime” lists of youths monitored in this way, and was being kept away from the public eye before information about it emerged from a research paper and in interviews with police officers.

The interviews were only published in 2020, while the program and the software tool, whose name also remains a secret, has been in use at least between 2016 and 2018 — a period that the research covers — creating lists of what the police named youth network offenders and core youth network offenders. It’s unclear from the response the Victoria police gave to Guardian Australia if the program is still being used.

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Exploited Backpackers Are Paid Just $3 an Hour to Pick Fruit on Australian Farms — as One Reveals Shocking Texts From Her Boss Calling Her a ‘Pig’ And a ‘Dog’ When She Asked for Her Wages

Blueberry pickers in the Coffs Harbour region of New South Wales are being severely underpaid and forced to stay in cramped, overpriced accommodation.

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Mozambique Terrorist Group Poised to Establish an Islamic Emirate

Jihadists in northern Mozambique have intensified their military operations this year in an apparent attempt to establish an Islamic Emirate in the province of Cabo Delgado. The Islamist insurgency, which began in October 2017, remained below the radar until recently. The escalating violence, however, has become a security concern for Mozambique’s regional neighbors, including South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Somalia. Radical Muslims from Kenya and Tanzania are transforming what was initially a low-intensity ethnic rebellion, into a full-fledged Islamic jihad against Mozambique’s central government.

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What’s Happening Now in Marxist/Communist South Africa is a Dire Warning of What’s Coming to America as Leftists, Liars, Looters and Loonies Run Country Into the Ground

Dr. Christiaan Barnard a South African heart surgeon surprised, shocked, and almost staggered the world in December 3, 1967 when he performed the first human heart transplant. The rest is history in the world of medicine and in the world of politics.

What has happened to the once great nation where heart transplants originated?

The unskilled, uneducated, unsophisticated, and unprincipled leaders in the South African government have turned a great nation into a nightmare. I don’t mean to be unkind but graphic and to the point: thieves and idiots (or thieving idiots) are running and robbing and ravaging South Africa.

Highly trained and experienced engineers and other professionals have fled to other nations for better jobs and possible promotions. Unqualified Blacks have stepped into complicated positions and have made everything worse.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), South African Airways PRASA, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, and Eskom, the national power system, are riddled with scandal and all are facing bankruptcy.

There is little hope for that nation because it seems that leftists, liars, looters, and loonies are in control of the government and major industries. Everyone knows what leftists, liars, and looters are and the loonies are characterized as racial loonies, political loonies, academic loonies, and looney loonies.

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DOJ Sues Facebook for Discriminating Against US Workers, Reserving Jobs for H1-B Workers

The bad blood between president Trump and Facebook spilled over on Thursday afternoon, when the Trump administration sued Facebook, accusing it of illegally reserving high-paying jobs for immigrant workers it was sponsoring for permanent residence, rather than searching for available US residents who could fill the positions.

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Greece: Human Trafficker in Evros Caught Smuggling Illegal Immigrants

Yesterday afternoon in Evros, a human trafficker was arrested by police officers of the Didymoteicho Border Guard Department of the Orestiada Police Directorate for bringing illegal immigrants into Greece.

More specifically, the police arrested the perpetrator because they located him driving a car and transporting three illegal immigrants, Focus FM reported.

It is noted that the human trafficker did not obey a stop signal from the police and in his attempt to escape he collided with a patrol car,.

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Migration is a National Competence, Hungarian Foreign Minister Says

Migration policy is a national competence, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijartó said during a video conference on migration with his Polish, Estonian and Maltese counterparts.

Szijjartó said that the four foreign ministers coordinated their positions in a video conference vis-à-vis the fact that the European Union was negotiating with the African, Pacific and Caribbean countries to renew the Cotonou Agreement.

According to him, the most critical part of the agreement is the chapter on migration.

“Regrettably, the European Commission has reiterated its support for migration,” Szijjartó said, adding that the document would encourage and increase migration to Europe. According to Szijjartó, the agreement says practically nothing about the safety and health risks of migration. The head of Hungarian diplomacy stated that his country remains firm in its position that migration policy is a national competence.

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Slovak Police Detained 42 Syrian Migrants Traveling in a Truck

In the Slovak village of Horna Štubna, in the central part of the country, Slovak police detained 42 migrants from Syria who jumped out of a Turkish truck on Tuesday.

The driver of the truck stopped at a rest stop near the village of Horna Štubna, and migrants immediately jumped out of the trailer. “Two of them went to the local train station to find out where they were. They were detained on the spot,” said the police. Some migrants were detained by police in the forest, while another group unsuccessfully tried to escape.

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UK: Farage: Turn Back Migrant Boats Like Australia or More People Will Die

The deal between France and the United Kingdom will do little to stem the tides of illegal boat migrants unless the British government adopts an Australian ‘turn back the boats’ policy in the English Channel, said Brexit leader Nigel Farage.

Mr Farage said that his experience saving two migrants from drowning over the weekend demonstrated to him the “folly” of the government’s approach in dealing with the record waves of illegal aliens pouring over the Channel.

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UK: Sudanese Migrant Who Allegedly Raped a Woman in London Sent to Live in Ex-Military Camp

On Nov. 8, British police arrested a migrant believed to be from Sudan, who allegedly raped a woman in a London hotel where he stayed courtesy of British taxpayers.

The incident reportedly occurred just one week after he arrived on British soil, and despite the serious allegation, police released him on bail and sent him to live at an ex-military camp, EuroWeekly News reports.

The ex-military camp, Napier Barracks, located near Folkestone in Kent, has been transformed into a facility designed to accommodate new asylum seekers.

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Why is Diversity and Multiculturalism Horribly Unworkable?

Part 2: The cost of importing the world’s poor, conflict, degrading American culture, displacing Americans from their own country

This proves itself the most important quote for all Americans for the 21st century. Why? It will become dangerously apparent as we commit “genocide by substitution” from mass immigration.

“Diversity within a nation destroys unity and leads to civil wars,” said social scientist Garret Hardin. “Immigration, a benefit during the youth of a nation, can act as a disease in its mature state. Too much internal diversity in large nations has led to violence and disintegration. We are now in the process of destabilizing America and most Western countries. The magic words of destabilizers are ‘diversity’ and ‘multiculturalism’.” [You might add “multiple languages that create linguistic chaos.]

America cannot become the “charity ward” for the world’s desperate people. We cannot degrade our citizens for Mexico or Central America’s poor. We cannot save Africa’s refugees when we suffer 13 million American children living in poverty and 1.5 million homeless. We cannot pay for immigrants’ food, housing and education when we’re $26 trillion in national debt. We cannot save the rest of the world’s people, but by importing them-we will destroy our own society and civilization. Exponential growth cannot be sustained. The third world’s poor prove that as they explode across the globe and race toward first world countries. Look at Europe! It’s headed for the toilet of Islamic and African violence. We must think about and care about our citizens first, middle and always. It’s time to change the ‘good ole boy’ network of corruption in DC. If we continue on this current path about to be led by open-borders Biden, by adding another 100 million legal immigrants and millions more refugees, we face collapse into a multicultural-diversity nightmare of overpopulation and sociological chaos.

Pedro de Alvarado, a legal immigrant from Venezuela, gives America a sobering taste of what we face with mass immigration.

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Censorship of Vaccine-Skeptic Conversations Will Backfire, Free Speech Union Says

The scientific process, at least the way we knew it, was always said to be firmly based on skepticism as a means to test ideas and arrive at the right conclusions, while conformism and echo-chambers were seen as its enemies.

But things are changing, with more and more voices from both the scientific community and institutions calling for elimination of questioning and scrutiny, and for achieving this through censorship of ideas and expressions such as those held by the opponents of vaccination.

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Christian Funeral Home to Pay $250,000 for Firing of Transgender Employee, Supreme Court Rules

RG & GR Harris Funeral Home in Michigan made national news in 2014 when it fired Anthony Stephens for his decision to begin coming to work dressed as a woman. Monday, the funeral home agreed to pay the estate of the now-deceased Stephens $250,000 in a legal settlement over the firing.

Stephens, a biological male, underwent a gender transition while employed at Harrisand began identifying by the name Aimee. The owners of the funeral home objected to the conduct, citing their religious convictions as justification for firing him.

The legal case reached the U.S. Supreme Court, combined with cases of two other LGBT individuals who had been fired for similar reasons. The court ruled 6-3 that all the firings violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, even though that Act does not mention sexual orientation and gender identity. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion.

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Facebook to Give Lesser Punishment for “Hate Speech” Against White People Than Against Minorities

Facebook is set to implement moderation algorithms that prioritize “hate speech” against US minorities over hate speech against white people and even men.

The largest social media platform “is overhauling its algorithms that detect hate speech and deprioritizing hateful comments against whites, men, and Americans,” reads the report in The Washington Post. According to internal documents leaked to the Post, this new moderation policy has been dubbed “WoW Project.”

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More Than 49,000 Doctors, Scientists Sign Letter Calling for End to Coronavirus Shutdowns

More than 49,000 doctors, health care workers and scientists have signed the Great Barrington Declaration, an online document that calls for an end to COVID-19 lockdowns due in part to “devastating effects on short and long-term public health.”

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Progressive Methodist Group Announces Formation of Liberation Methodist Connexion

A group of United Methodists on Sunday announced their formation of a new denomination: the Liberation Methodist Connexion, also called LMX.

The move comes after half a century of debate within the United Methodist Church about the LGBT movement, including whether LGBT people should be clergy in the church or be married by United Methodist ministers. A potential split was on the agenda for discussion at the 2020 United Methodist conference, but that was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The founders of LMX do not want to wait any longer.

“The timeline of the Holy Spirit is driving our decision to launch LMX at this moment, and we are responding to that call,” said Althea Spencer-Miller, an LMX minister, during an online presentation Sunday.

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U.N. Chief Guterres Demands the World Reset to Forestall a Climate Apocalypse

Nature is determined to destroy humanity through flood, famine, fire, and pestilence, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared Wednesday, prophesizing the time has come for us to repent and mend our ways through a great climate and economic reset.

In an address at Columbia University in New York City, Guterres said the global climate has long been “reacting” to man-made changes, but emphasized there’s still time to prevent a total biodiversity collapse if we fall in behind the U.N. and its multiple agencies.

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YouTube to Start Warning Users When Their Comments “May be Offensive to Others”

YouTube has launched a new alert that will warn users their comment “may be offensive to others” and encourage them to edit the comment in order to be “respectful.”

This warning system is powered by YouTube’s systems and will continuously learn which comments “may be considered offensive” based on user reports.

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23 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/3/2020

  1. “ Islamic State ‘Is Plotting Christmas Terror Attacks in UK and Europe’ For Publication of Prophet Mohammed Cartoons in France, Ex-MI6 Spy Warns as Macron Announces Plans to Close 80 ‘Extremist’ Mosques”

    ISIS is planning to attack the UK in spite of British media steering clear of the cartoons and the British law commission’s plan to outlaw them. A valuable lesson Britain supposedly learned eight decades ago: appeasement doesn’t work.

  2. “More than 49,000 doctors, health care workers and scientists have signed the Great Barrington Declaration…”
    This calls to mind Mad magazine’s parody years ago of Perry Mason:

    “We got 79,000 witnesses, the murder weapon, and a signed confesssion!”
    Lt. Drag: “To Masonmint this is just circumstantial evidence. What we need is proof.”

  3. Montpellier: a woman beaten by an illegal migrant subject to a deportation order, another lacerated in the face with a knife

    https://actu.fr/occitanie/montpellier_34172/violences-conjugales-a-montpellier-une-femme-laceree-au-couteau-une-autre-blessee-avec-des-bequilles_37888177.html

    Philippe Vardon denounces Christian Estrosi’s compromises with local Islamists

    https://mobile.twitter.com/P_Vardon/status/1334541647099596803

    Tribute to Samuel Paty: Nearly 400 additional incidents of threats in schools reported between November 4 and 30

    https://www.20minutes.fr/societe/2923715-20201203-hommage-samuel-paty-pres-400-incidents-supplementaires-etablissements-scolaires-signales-mois

    Vallauris (06): Already under an obligation to leave the territory, an illegal migrant stabbed an employee of the canteen: “I will die as a martyr for jihad!”

    https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:SZFVahilqPIJ:https://www.nicematin.com/justice/il-avait-agresse-au-couteau-une-employee-de-la-cantine-juste-devant-lecole-trois-ans-ferme-612015+&cd=9&hl=fr&ct=clnk&gl=fr

    Attempted abduction of a high school girl at Pont-de-Claix (38): a Guinean asylum seeker interned

    https://www.ledauphine.com/faits-divers-justice/2020/12/03/isere-faits-divers-tentative-d-enlevement-d-une-collegienne-au-pont-de-claix-le-suspect-interne

  4. For the brainwashed. Churchill was wrong and the UK should have done a deal with Hitler and his Nazis. So many now are not very rooted in Europe and have expressed a deep non attachment other than as dominators. As the current Mein Kamp and barracks everywhere seems doable for now – why not.

    • Had that idiot Churchil done a deal with ole Adolf, we would not be in the mess we are in now, for say what you want about the Germans of WW2, they would never have in a million years allowed the 3rd world into Europe. If they were in charge now, the 3rd world would be running for their lives.

  5. How will Obama getting the vaccine prove anything? I was forced (from the CinC) to get the swine flu shot back in ’76 and felt fine for about 12 hours. Then I got so sick I was sure I was gonna die. I think that same reaction now would kill me.

    • Obama’s piece of theatre on taking the vaccine hints that the vaccine he gets will be a harmless prop to hoodwink the masses. “Wow! Obama’s taking the vaccine. It must be OK for us to take it too”.

        • If the vaccine does hurt anyone in 2021 then the MSM will blame Trump ,because it was developed under his watch. If that vaccine works Biden will get the credit in 2021 “if” he is President. If Trump is still President in 2021,the credit for a good vaccine will go to the rioting BLM and communist activist whose “wokeness”(Burning Looting Mayhem BLM) push drug companies to get it to market as fast as they did. Just watch the MSM spin it .

  6. In Chechnya, Kadyrov has only such an opposition – the Wahhabis and Salafis.
    There are no more secular forces left there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En1QTG2xgok
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    The Mufti of Chechnya Salakh Mezhiev publicly chastised seven residents of Grozny for being too close in their clothes – wearing a niqab. Together with him was the chief of police of the Chechen capital, Aslan Iriskhanov, who, in turn, said that he would not allow anyone to walk around in the niqab. The girls were forced to show their faces in front of the cameras of the Grozny state TV channel. And this is in the republic, where the authorities usually position themselves as defenders of Islam and encourage women not to “flaunt the beauty of their bodies.”

    https://www.kavkazr.com/a/30980664.html
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    Street in Chechnya “renamed” in honor of the beheaded terrorist teacher
    https://lenta.ru/news/2020/12/03/uchit/

    In the photo that appeared on social networks, a sign with the name of Abdulakh Anzorov was welded to a gas pipe on Aslanbek Sheripov Street in the village of Shalazhi, the ancestral village of the Anzorovs.

    (Unofficially. It was an initiative of local opposition partisans)

    • Good, attack the sheep of Britain so you can have more candle light vigils and do nothing about it except more appeasement and prosecute anyone who objects to being killed. I am absolutely sure that will work. LOL God please raise Richard the Lionheart from the dead to do what must be done.

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