Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/13/2021

According to UK Government statistics, police have issued nearly 45,000 COVID fines since the lockdowns began. Meanwhile, a New York Times article advised its readers to wear two masks, just to make sure they are safe.

In other news, an Australian product called Coon Cheese has been rebranded as Cheer Cheese because the name was deemed racist.

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

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

Financial Crisis
» Australia: Job Vacancies Surge 23% to a Record High — After Michael McCormack Was Slammed for Calling for ‘Lounge Lizards to Get Off Netflix and Get a Job’
» ECB Head Christine Lagarde Calls for Global Regulation of “Reprehensible” Bitcoin
 
USA
» “Stop the Steal” Merchandise Pulled From Amazon
» A Quarter of Americans Support Splitting Nation Over Increasing Ideological Divides
» Breaking: Texas Election Fraudster Caught in Project Veritas Undercover Sting Arrested for Widespread Vote Harvesting — Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison
» Breaking: GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Joe Biden on January 21 Over Abuse of Power (Video)
» CIA Documents on UFOs Unexpectedly Made Available to Download
» Conservative Commentator Says AIG Canceled His Insurance Over His Social Media Posts
» Dan Le Batard and Former ESPN President to Start Liberal Sports Media Network
» Decentralized Video Sharing Platform Odysee Has Almost Doubled Its Traffic Since Last Week
» FBI Arrest 3 NYC Men in Connection With D.C. Riot, Including at Least 2 Members of the Proud Boys
» Florida Detectives Make 71 Arrests in Human Trafficking Sting
» Former Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer Slammed for Taking Job With Surveillance Firm From China
» Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne Banned From Twitter, Invests in Locals.Com
» Georgia Man Charged in Capitol Riot Commits Suicide — Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound to the Chest
» GitHub Employe Fired After Calling Capitol Hill Rioters “Nazis”
» House Votes to Impeach Trump for Second Time
» Huge: Jovan Pulitzer Releases Report — Confirms Numerous Countries Interfered in the 2020 Election — Millions of Invalid Ballots Inserted Into the Election
» Journalist Charged Over Antifa Stabbing Attack in Albany
» McConnell Rejects Emergency Session for Impeachment Trial of Trump, Says President Perpetrated Impeachable Offenses
» MI Judge Orders Dem Sec of State to Release All Communications With Dominion, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google
» New York City to Cut Ties With Trump Organization
» New York Times Says We Should Wear TWO Masks as Joe Biden Prepares 100-Day Mask Mandate
» Prof: ‘All’ Republicans Are ‘Guilty’ Of Capitol Attack; Should be ‘Forced to Shut the Hell Up’
» Rep. Swalwell Compares Trump to Bin Laden: “You Don’t Have to Actually Commit the Violence Yourself”
» Report: Trump to Present ‘Bombshell’ Evidence That COVID Came From Wuhan Lab
» Report: University of Dallas Student Denied Internship Because She is White
» St. Louis Park Man Pleads Guilty to Serving as Soldier in ISIS Suicide Unit
» Study Investigates Effects of COVID-19 Vaccine on Male Fertility
» The Identity of the Capitol Policeman Who Shot Unarmed Ashli Babbitt Dead Has Not Yet Been Released — Why is That? (Video)
» Trump Asks Americans to “Ease Tensions and Calm Tempers, “ Requests Help From Big Tech Companies
» Tulsi Gabbard Pulls Back the Curtain on Why Congress Won’t Act Against Big Tech
» Watch: Andy Ngo Speaks Out After Antifa Mobs Portland Bookstore Selling His Book
» World Leaders Slam US President Donald Trump’s Social Media Ban
» Wow! Gab CEO Defies Tech Tyrants — Restores All of President Trump’s Tweets From Twitter — Trump’s Account on Gab Https: //Gab.Com/Realdonaldtrump
» WTH? RINO Dan Crenshaw Praises Liz Cheney for Voting to Impeach President Trump Over Complete Lies — Gets Roasted on Twitter
» YouTube Suspends Trump
 
Canada
» Husband on Leash Breached Quebec’s COVID Curfew
» Montreal Evening Shift Worker Handed Fine for Violating Curfew Despite Authorization Letter
 
Europe and the EU
» Britain to Start Digital Health Passport Trials
» Digital Imperialism is Upon Us
» Eat the Bugs: EU Approves Mealworms for Human Consumption to Save the Environment
» EU Leaders Demand ‘Standardised’ Vaccine Passport for Travel
» European Union Refuses to Require China Stop Using Slave Labour Before Signing Trade Deal
» France: Muslim Leader Claims That Islam ‘Readily Accepts Criticism’
» Hungary, Poland, Czechia and Slovakia to Present Plan for EU Crisis Exit
» Italy Thrown Into Political Crisis as Renzi Sinks Government
» Polish PM Morawiecki: Social Media Owners Cannot be Above the Law
» Prestigious French University Faces Accusations of Racism Against Whites
» Swedish Town Sees 700 Per Cent Unemployment Rise Due to Coronavirus
» UK Police Hand Out Almost 45,000 COVID Fines
» UK: Experts Warn Lockdown is Creating ‘Unprecedented’ Mental Health Crisis
» UK: HSBC Says Customers Who Don’t Wear Face Masks Could Have Their Accounts Terminated
» UK: Health SEC Says ‘Impossible to Know’ When Restrictions Will be Lifted
 
Far East
» China Covered Up Pandemic, Continues Crackdown
» Huawei’s Patent Mentions Use of Uighur-Detecting Surveillance
» ‘Indicative of Genocide’: CCP’s Abuses in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Tibet Detailed by Tory Human Rights Commission
» Teen Muslim Extremists Attack Church in Philippines, Pepper Building With Bullets
 
Australia — Pacific
» Coon Cheese is Renamed to Cheer After the Century-Old Brand Was Deemed ‘Racist’ To Aboriginals
» Deadly Eastern Tiger Snake is Found Beneath a Microwave in a Office Kitchen — and Reptile Had Enough Venom to Kill All Six Workers Inside the Room
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Kano State Ban on Sale and Consumption of Alcohol Binding on Christians as Well as Muslims
» Uganda: Christian Convert Killed in Mayuge District
» Watch List: Nigeria Top Country for Murdered Christians in 2020
 
Immigration
» Greece: Pakistani Migrant Arrested After Attempted Rape of Five-Year-Old
» Migrants Will Have to be Able to Speak Swedish to Become Citizens Under Country’s New Proposals — After Years of Liberal Migration Policies
» Ten-Times Deported MS-13 Gang Member Released in Sanctuary City Kills Girlfriend in Front of Their Daughter, Then Commits Suicide
 
Culture Wars
» Supreme Court Reinstates Abortion-Pill Restriction
 

Australia: Job Vacancies Surge 23% to a Record High — After Michael McCormack Was Slammed for Calling for ‘Lounge Lizards to Get Off Netflix and Get a Job’

Australian job vacancies soared by 23.4 per cent in just three months to a new record high. The official data was released after Acting PM Michael McCormack called on the jobless to stop being lazy.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

ECB Head Christine Lagarde Calls for Global Regulation of “Reprehensible” Bitcoin

Head of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde has called for global regulations on Bitcoin, labeling the cryptocurrency “reprehensible.”

Lagarde made the comments during a Reuters Next conference earlier today, during which she asserted that Bitcoin was not a currency.

“When you look at the most recent developments upward, and now the recent downward trend … for those who have assumed that it might turn into a currency, terribly sorry but this is an asset and it is a highly speculative asset,” she said.

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

“Stop the Steal” Merchandise Pulled From Amazon

Thousands of pieces of merchandise containing “Stop the Steal,” a slogan that is used by those who believe Democrats stole the election, have been pulled from Amazon.

T-shirts, stickers, masks, hats, and other products containing this slogan that were recently available to purchase on Amazon are now gone. Many of these products are still visible in searches for “stop the steal amazon.com” but attempting to open any of these results now returns a “Sorry we couldn’t find that page” message.

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

A Quarter of Americans Support Splitting Nation Over Increasing Ideological Divides

A new survey has revealed 25% of Americans support separating the country into separate nations over sociopolitical differences.

“Some have suggested that the Red and Blue States (Republican-leaning states and Democratic-leaning states) should split into separate countries,” said the poll. “Would you favor or oppose splitting the Red and Blue States into separate countries?

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

Breaking: Texas Election Fraudster Caught in Project Veritas Undercover Sting Arrested for Widespread Vote Harvesting — Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison

Finally!

In October Project Veritas released a bombshell undercover video of a Texas “Republican” consultant violating both Texas and federal laws.

Raquel Rodriguez, a consultant for GOP House candidate Mauro Garza was caught on camera coercing and bribing voters into voting Democrat.

Rodriguez is seen on camera taking the ballot from the voter and helping her fill it out.

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

Breaking: GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Joe Biden on January 21 Over Abuse of Power (Video)

Freshman Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) announced on Wednesday night she will introduce articles of impeachment against Joe Biden on January 21, 2021 over his abuse of power.

Biden’s son Hunter Biden is currently under investigation over the criminal contents contained on his laptop computer that was turned over to federal investigators last year.

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

CIA Documents on UFOs Unexpectedly Made Available to Download

The documentation by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) has been made available for download, months before the deadline given to the US intelligence agencies to submit a report on it. The Black Vault, privately run archive of declassified documents, has published a downloadable archive of a collection of CIA related UFO records.

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

Conservative Commentator Says AIG Canceled His Insurance Over His Social Media Posts

Conservative commentator and former baseball star Curt Schilling says that AIG canceled his insurance policy over his “social media profile,” a new level of deplatforming not yet seen.

“We will be just fine, but wanted to let Americans know that @AIGinsurance canceled our insurance due to my “Social Media profile,” tweeted Schilling.

“The agent told us it was a decision made by and with their PR department in conjunction with management,” he added.

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

Dan Le Batard and Former ESPN President to Start Liberal Sports Media Network

Left-wing sportscasters, former ESPN president John Skipper and host Dan Le Batard, are reportedly preparing to launch a politically progressive sports media network in the near future.

[Comment: Sounds like a money losing idea to me.]

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

Decentralized Video Sharing Platform Odysee Has Almost Doubled Its Traffic Since Last Week

Odysee, a decentralized video sharing platform that’s built on the LBRY blockchain, has almost doubled its traffic since last week.

In a press release, the platform wrote that since last week’s events, traffic to Odysee has grown by 80-100% and increased to around 1.4M-1.5M visitors.

Odysee also noted that Silicon Valley’s censorship is contributing to “the rise of smaller social networking platforms and apps that welcome free speech and varying opinions.”

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

FBI Arrest 3 NYC Men in Connection With D.C. Riot, Including at Least 2 Members of the Proud Boys

The FBI has arrested at least three men from New York City for their roles in the riots in Washington, D.C., on January 6.

Eduard Florea, who says he is a member of the Proud Boys, was arrested at his home in Middle Village, Queens, after he allegedly made online threats about traveling to Washington, D.C., to participate in additional violence after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building. He is expected to appear virtually in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday and is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition.

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

Florida Detectives Make 71 Arrests in Human Trafficking Sting

Hillsborough County detectives arrested 71 men after a month-long undercover human trafficking sting in Florida.

HCSO Sheriff Chad Chronister said “Operation Interception” was created to “combat human trafficking leading up to the Super Bowl coming to Tampa in February 2021.”

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

Former Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer Slammed for Taking Job With Surveillance Firm From China

There sure are a lot of Democrats in Congress with questionable connections to China.

Barbara Boxer, a former United States Senator from California has apparently taken a job with a firm in China that is known for surveillance of ethnic minorities.

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

Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne Banned From Twitter, Invests in Locals.Com

Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne has been permanently removed from Twitter.

Byrne was banned from Twitter on Tuesday. The social media company is yet to explain why it removed Byrne but over the past few months, he has made several allegations of election fraud.

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

Georgia Man Charged in Capitol Riot Commits Suicide — Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound to the Chest

53-year-old Christopher Stanton Georgia committed suicide on Saturday after he was charged in the Capitol riot according to the Fulton County medical examiner.

Georgia was charged with attempting to “enter certain property that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police.”

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

GitHub Employe Fired After Calling Capitol Hill Rioters “Nazis”

As tensions rise in the chaos of today’s online world, extreme labels are thrown around very loosely — and in many instances people are losing their job over it, as we’ve continuously covered.

During the riots in Capitol Hill last week, an employee at the Microsoft-owned GitHub took to a Slack channel to allege to fellow employees there were “Nazis” in town. He lost his job soon after for using divisive language. However, GitHub employees disagree with the company; they penned an open letter demanding to know why the employee was terminated.

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

House Votes to Impeach Trump for Second Time

A majority of the House of Representatives have voted to impeach President Trump — making him the first president in history to be impeached twice.

Trump was charged with “incitement of insurrection” after a riotous mob stormed and breached the Capitol building on January 6.

The House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, with 10 Republicans joining Democrat’s ranks in the ouster.

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

Huge: Jovan Pulitzer Releases Report — Confirms Numerous Countries Interfered in the 2020 Election — Millions of Invalid Ballots Inserted Into the Election

Inventor and data analyst Jovan Hutton Pulitzer released a report showing numerous countries interfered in the 2020 election.

Pulitzer insists the only solution to see the real winners of the 2020 election at all levels is to forensically audit the ballots.

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

Journalist Charged Over Antifa Stabbing Attack in Albany

An admitted Antifa member and independent journalist was arrested over the stabbing of two Trump supporters outside the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. on Wednesday. One of the victims had an eviscerated bowel and required emergency surgery.

Alexander Stokes Contompasis, 37, of Rensselaer, N.Y., has been charged with felony first-degree assault, second-degree assault, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree menacing over the stabbings of two men that occurred during a brawl in East Capitol Park between Antifa and pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” protesters.

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

McConnell Rejects Emergency Session for Impeachment Trial of Trump, Says President Perpetrated Impeachable Offenses

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected an emergency session for the Senate on the impeachment of President Trump, despite saying that the leader perpetrated impeachable offenses and reportedly believing that House Democrats’ move for impeachment is a chance to distance the GOP from Trump.

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

MI Judge Orders Dem Sec of State to Release All Communications With Dominion, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google

The fight in Michigan to expose what really happened in the November 2020 election is far from over.

100 Percent Fed Up reports — The morning after the election, in a solidly red county in northern Michigan where Trump banners, flags, and yard signs can be found in almost every front yard, voters woke up to discover Joe Biden had walloped President Trump in the November 3rd general election. Upon further examination, it was discovered that 6,000 votes tabulated by Dominion Voting machines were flipped from Donald J. Trump to Joe Biden. The media called it a “glitch” and blamed it on human error—the American public was stunned and demanded that lawmakers look into this and other voter irregularities popping up in multiple critical swing states.

In addition to thousands of votes that were flipped from President Trump to Democrat candidate Joe Biden, Central Lake, MI (located in Antrim County) resident William Bailey was concerned about ballots that were re-run through the Dominion tabulator machine after a 262-262 tie on a vote a ballot initiative that would allow a marijuana establishment to be located within the Village of Central Lake.

While ballots were being inserted into the machine, 3 of them were destroyed and were not placed through the tabulator. At the conclusion of the recount by the tabulating machine and with three fewer votes, the result was 262-261, and the initiative passed. Of course, this result could only be possible after 3 of the ballots were destroyed.

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

New York City to Cut Ties With Trump Organization

New York City has announced its plans to immediately terminate its business relationships with the Trump Organization’s contracts to operate the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, the Central Park Carousel, and the Wollman and Lasker ice skating rinks.

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

New York Times Says We Should Wear TWO Masks as Joe Biden Prepares 100-Day Mask Mandate

The New York Times published an article on Tuesday advocating for its readers to double up on masking as a method for extra protection against coronavirus.

“Double-masking isn’t necessary for everyone,” the article states, but it could be helpful “for people with thin or flimsy face coverings.”

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

Prof: ‘All’ Republicans Are ‘Guilty’ Of Capitol Attack; Should be ‘Forced to Shut the Hell Up’

University of Louisville professor Ricky Jones wrote in an op-ed that Republicans should “be forced to shut the hell up” about the Capitol Hill attack unless they denounce their former support of President Donald Trump.

“Republicans, you should not be allowed to speak about being shocked by President Donald Trump or the recent right-wing raid in Washington, D.C., for your words ring hollow,” wrote Jones, who is the chair of the Pan-African Studies department.

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

Rep. Swalwell Compares Trump to Bin Laden: “You Don’t Have to Actually Commit the Violence Yourself”

Citing acts of vandalism and violence by rioters that forced members of Congress to evacuate the Capitol building on January 6, Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell said Trump’s actions were comparable to those of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden.

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

Report: Trump to Present ‘Bombshell’ Evidence That COVID Came From Wuhan Lab

In one of his last acts as President, Donald Trump is set to declassify ‘bombshell’ evidence linking the Wuhan Institute of Virology to the outbreak of COVID-19, according to a report.

Trump’s outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to stage an ‘intervention’, outlining evidence that the coronavirus leaked from the Chinese lab, and is also expected to charge that the World Health Organisation aided China in covering up the catastrophe, the Daily Mail reports.

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

Report: University of Dallas Student Denied Internship Because She is White

A qualified female student from the University of Dallas was rejected for an internship program simply because she is white, the College Fix reported Monday.

“Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the program,” the the rejection letter stated. “SEO Career targets Black, Hispanic, and Native American undergraduates, who are underrepresented in the careers they seek.”

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

St. Louis Park Man Pleads Guilty to Serving as Soldier in ISIS Suicide Unit

A St. Louis Park man pleaded guilty Wednesday to abandoning his family while vacationing in Morocco and joining an ISIS battalion trained to unleash suicide terror attacks in Europe.

Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, 24, admitted in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis to providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Federal guidelines call for Al-Madioum to be sentenced to the maximum of 20 years in prison followed by anywhere from five years to life under supervised release.

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

Study Investigates Effects of COVID-19 Vaccine on Male Fertility

MIAMI — The University of Miami is investigating the possible effects of the coronavirus vaccine on male fertility.

Lead researchers Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy, a reproductive urologist with U Health, initiated an earlier study which found the virus was present in the testicles for up to six months following infection.

That spurred his team to question the virus’ effect on sperm and reproduction.

His team is now looking at the potential impact of the vaccine as well.

“We’re evaluating the sperm parameters and quality before the vaccine and after the vaccine. From the biology of the COVID vaccine we believe it shouldn’t affect fertility but we want to do the study to make sure that man who want to have kids in the future to assure them it’s safe to go ahead and get the vaccine,” Ramasamy said.

Study participants must have a fertility evaluation before receiving the vaccine.

To protect fertility, some men may want to consider freezing their sperm prior to vaccination.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

The Identity of the Capitol Policeman Who Shot Unarmed Ashli Babbitt Dead Has Not Yet Been Released — Why is That? (Video)

Ashli Babbitt was an unarmed Trump supporter who entered the US Capitol on January 6th, 2021.

She was gunned down that day by a Capitol policeman who to date has remained unnamed. Why is that?

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

Trump Asks Americans to “Ease Tensions and Calm Tempers, “ Requests Help From Big Tech Companies

President Trump has called for “all Americans” to help “ease tensions and calm tempers.” Trump said he does not stand for violence “of any kind.”

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

Tulsi Gabbard Pulls Back the Curtain on Why Congress Won’t Act Against Big Tech

Conservatives have been calling for a reform of tech company power for some time, including the reformation of Section 230. Moreover, politicians talk a big game about coming down on these tech companies but never really seem to move on their threats or declarations.

Ever wonder why? Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard will tell you.

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

Watch: Andy Ngo Speaks Out After Antifa Mobs Portland Bookstore Selling His Book

The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo appeared on FOX News on Tuesday to discuss his new book, Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.

The interview comes after a mob of Antifa activists surrounded a bookstore in Portland which chose to sell Ngo’s book, forcing the bookstore’s closure and evacuation of staff.

“For the second day today, this store has been forced to shut down early because these protesters,” Ngo told Laura Ingraham.

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

World Leaders Slam US President Donald Trump’s Social Media Ban

Following Donald Trump’s bans from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, leaders around the world — some of whom are clearly not aligned with Trump — have expressed deep worry that Silicon Valley has arbitrarily anointed itself as the world’s media.

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

Wow! Gab CEO Defies Tech Tyrants — Restores All of President Trump’s Tweets From Twitter — Trump’s Account on Gab Https: //Gab.Com/Realdonaldtrump

This is incredible!

Popular businessman and President Donald Trump had a social media account on Twitter for several years and even before he was President of the United States.

Last week Twitter, Facebook, and others banned and removed the US President from their platforms.

It was a statement on the unprecedented power of their platforms and the power of collusion.

The tech giants want you to know who’s boss and who will decide what is acceptable discourse in this once free country.

But the story did not end there.

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

WTH? RINO Dan Crenshaw Praises Liz Cheney for Voting to Impeach President Trump Over Complete Lies — Gets Roasted on Twitter

Liz Cheney led ten House Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump on Wednesday.

As reported earlier the vote was 232-197.

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

YouTube Suspends Trump

Falling into line with the ongoing purge, YouTube has suspended President Trump, claiming he uploaded a video that violates its polices.

Trump will be banned from the platform for a week, effectively until the end of his presidency, with comments on all other videos on his channel also disabled indefinitely due to ‘safety concerns’.

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

Husband on Leash Breached Quebec’s COVID Curfew

A couple in Canada have been fined for breaking Covid curfew rules after the woman was caught “walking” her husband on a leash, according to local media.

The woman reportedly told police that she was just out “walking her dog” near their home in the city of Sherbrooke, in Quebec province.

On Saturday the province imposed a nightly curfew between 20:00 and 05:00.

Walking a dog close to home is one of the only acceptable reasons to be outside between those times.

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

Montreal Evening Shift Worker Handed Fine for Violating Curfew Despite Authorization Letter

A group of night shift workers in Montreal were handed fines by police for violating pandemic-related curfews despite having the necessary authorization letters from their employer, CTV News reports.

Employees of Marché Good Food had just completed their night shift at 8:00 pm and were reportedly waiting at the bus stop. As they were waiting, they were ticketed by police for breaking the curfew, which began at 8:00 pm.

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

Britain to Start Digital Health Passport Trials

The UK government will soon begin giving vaccine passports to people who have received the coronavirus jab and the debate about the ethical and legal ramifications of digital vaccine passports continues.

The trial phase of the passport will begin this month. The passport is a free smartphone app developed by cybersecurity firm Mvine and biometrics expert iProov. The app will provide evidence that a user has received the vaccine.

The trial’s purpose is to demonstrate how vaccine passports could be useful to the NHS in tracking the number of people who have received the jab, which comes in two doses.

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

Digital Imperialism is Upon Us

Following a wave of bans by the leading social media sites, Magyar Nemzet columnist Loretta Tóth takes a look at the birth of “digital imperialism”.

Spanish sociologist Manuel Castells recognized in the early 2000s that network communication is the most important power in the world. He argued that power always derives from what people think and talk about, and nowadays this discourse takes place — not exclusively — but almost entirely on social networking platforms.

He posits that whoever gains control over these networks will inevitably have power, and it follows directly from this that political and economic actors in the international relations system are now fighting for this network power, as only those who dominate the creation of meaning and reality can win on the front lines. With this power, they can effectively destroy the enemy’s possibility to counter narratives, especially once those narratives become overwhelmingly dominant.

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

Eat the Bugs: EU Approves Mealworms for Human Consumption to Save the Environment

Yellow mealworms, which may be enjoyed as a crunchy meal or in ground up as a protien powder has been cleared for human consumption by the European Union, one of a series of insects being considered for human food by the bloc.

The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) revealed the decision that the dried larva of the insect spcies Tenebrio molitor was safe for humans to eat in their journal on Wednesday, noting only that people with allergies to dust mites and crustaceans might experience a reaction to the new food. By the EFSA’s own reckoning, it is the first time bugs have been approved as a food in the European Union.

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

EU Leaders Demand ‘Standardised’ Vaccine Passport for Travel

EU leaders are demanding that the Commission should ‘standardise’ a vaccine passport across all member countries, and that it should be required for people to travel throughout the area.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has penned a letter to EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen, outlining that “Persons who have been vaccinated should be free to travel.”

The letter calls for a “standardised certificate, which will prove that a person has been successfully vaccinated.”

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

European Union Refuses to Require China Stop Using Slave Labour Before Signing Trade Deal

The European Union will not require the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to ban the use of forced labour before ratifying the proposed €120 billion investment pact with the authoritarian regime, France’s junior minister for trade said on Tuesday.

The deal was brokered hastily before the start of the incoming Biden administration in the United States and has been characterised by the European Commission as “most ambitious agreement that China has ever concluded with a third country”.

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

France: Muslim Leader Claims That Islam ‘Readily Accepts Criticism’

I wonder if Mohammed Moussaoui could give even a single example of this ready acceptance of criticism of Islam’s “foundations, its beliefs, its credo.” In over two decades, all I have seen are torrents of abuse and character assassination directed at anyone who utters the mildest negative word, including even exposition of how Islamic jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and oppression.

“Separatism: CFCM ensures that ‘Islam accepts criticism,’“ translated from “Séparatisme: le CFCM assure que “l’islam accepte la critique,”“ by Jean-Marie Guénois, Le Figaro, January 11, 2021 (thanks to Mason).

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

Hungary, Poland, Czechia and Slovakia to Present Plan for EU Crisis Exit

The Visegrad Four heads of parliament discussed the proposal for the European Union’s exit from the economic crisis brought on by coronavirus, the situation in Belarus and the United States, and the issue of Western Balkan accession to the Union.

Both Polish Speaker of the Sejm Elzbieta Witek and Speaker of the Senate Tomasz Grodzki participated in the teleconference meeting on Tuesday.

Speaker Witek stated that one of the main subjects of the discussion was the role of Visegrad Four parliaments in strengthening the position of governments on the EU arena.

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

Italy Thrown Into Political Crisis as Renzi Sinks Government

ROME (Reuters) — Italy’s former premier Matteo Renzi pulled his small party out of government on Wednesday, stripping the ruling coalition of its parliamentary majority and triggering political chaos even as the nation battles a resurgent COVID-19.

Renzi lambasted Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s style of leadership, saying he was trying to hoard power, but he left open the possibility of rejoining the cabinet if his demands for a policy revamp and greater accountability were acted on.

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Polish PM Morawiecki: Social Media Owners Cannot be Above the Law

Following the ban of US President Donald Trump’s accounts on Facebook and Twitter, discussion concerning regulating social media platforms has broken out throughout the world. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also referred to the issue in a Facebook post where he compared the modern wave of censorship to the communist-era controls of free thought and speech that Poland lived under for decades.

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Prestigious French University Faces Accusations of Racism Against Whites

The elite Paris Institute of Political Studies, also known as Sciences Po Paris, is experiencing a growing rise in racist, de-colonial, and anti-White ideologies. Many conferences, research papers, and courses are under the influence and supervision of small but aggressive ideological militant groups. Although discussions on this topic are mostly on the edge of the French media mainstream, the traditional Le Figaro daily now warns of the situation.

Science Po Paris is a prestigious university with several branches in other cities where the future French political and economic elite studies.

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Swedish Town Sees 700 Per Cent Unemployment Rise Due to Coronavirus

The Swedish municipality of Strömstad has seen a 700 per cent rise in unemployment due to travel restrictions implemented after the start of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

The municipality, which lies near the border with Norway, has seen the massive increase in unemployment as border trade and tourism have nearly evaporated.

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UK Police Hand Out Almost 45,000 COVID Fines

The home secretary and a senior police officer have revealed that forces across the UK have handed out 45,000 fines for alleged breaches of coronavirus lockdown laws.

National Police Chiefs’ Council chairman (NPCC) Martin Hewitt said during a Downing Street coronavirus briefing on Wednesday that “I make no apology” for handing out the massive number of fines. He said: “Since October, we’ve been guiding our officers to move more quickly to issuing a fine where people are clearly breaching regulations, and they’re not listening to us.”

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UK: Experts Warn Lockdown is Creating ‘Unprecedented’ Mental Health Crisis

Experts in the fields of health, academia and charity have warned that the lockdown in the UK is creating a runaway pandemic of anxiety and depression.

Paul Farmer, chief executive of the mental health charity Mind said “It’s no understatement to say that the nation is facing a mental health pandemic.”

The charity has seen a massive increase in visits to its website, with unprecedented volumes of calls to helplines that deal with issues ranging from self harm to suicide.

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UK: HSBC Says Customers Who Don’t Wear Face Masks Could Have Their Accounts Terminated

Banking giant HSBC has told its customers in the UK that if they refuse to wear face masks when entering a branch, they could have their accounts terminated.

Jackie Uhi, head of branch network, HSBC UK, told the Daily Mirror that those who fail to comply will not only be refused service but have their relationship with the bank severed permanently.

“Sadly, some people are failing to protect themselves, our branch colleagues and other customers by refusing to wear a face covering inside our branches or observe social distancing,” said Uhi.

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UK: Health SEC Says ‘Impossible to Know’ When Restrictions Will be Lifted

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said there is “no timescale” for lifting coronavirus restrictions, as media reports that tougher measures could be added to lockdown by next week.

Last Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced England’s third lockdown. Refusing to give a firm end date of lifting restrictions, the prime minister appeared to suggest a soft deadline in mid-February, but only “if things go well”. The following day, senior minister Michael Gove pushed that date back to some time in March, and when the measures went to the House of Commons last Wednesday, Johnson admitted that the lockdown could legally last until March 31st.

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China Covered Up Pandemic, Continues Crackdown

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese government withheld crucial information from the public, under-reported cases, downplayed the severity of the infection, and dismissed the likelihood of transmission between humans, an international rights group said on Wednesday.

The ruling Chinese Communist Party detained people for “rumor-mongering,” censored online discussions of the outbreak, and curbed media reporting, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its annual report on human rights in 2020, published on Jan. 13.

“In some areas under lockdown, they failed to ensure appropriate access to medical care, food, and other necessities,” the report found.

“Beijing also pressured the World Health Organization (WHO) to delay declaring a global warning on the virus, and restricted international experts’ access to investigate its origins,” it said.

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Huawei’s Patent Mentions Use of Uighur-Detecting Surveillance

China’s tech giant Huawei has a patent that describes ethnic identification via surveillance powered by facial recognition, US researchers IPVM are saying.

The system, described in one of the filings for a patent submitted to the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) concerns technology that can identify and track members of the Uighur minority, many of which are in re-education camps in China.

Now that the contents of the patent have been made public, the company said it would change it — apparently by changing the wording to drop the mention of Uighurs.

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‘Indicative of Genocide’: CCP’s Abuses in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Tibet Detailed by Tory Human Rights Commission

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has “intensified an assault on all human rights” against every group and individual in China, Britain’s Conservative Party Human Rights Commission has alleged in a report, which claims to show evidence that the actions carried out by the regime are “indicative of the crime of genocide”.

In the report, The Darkness Deepens: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2016-2020 — an advance copy of which was seen by Breitbart London — the Commission detailed the stunning growth of authoritarianism in China carried out by the dictatorship in Beijing.

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Teen Muslim Extremists Attack Church in Philippines, Pepper Building With Bullets

A Muslim extremist group, primarily made up of teenagers, attacked a church in the Philippines, peppering the building and a statue of the patron saint with bullets.

Persecution watchdog International Christian Concern reports that in December, the Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, a terrorist group based in the southern Philippines, attacked a parish church after conducting a raid on the town’s military and police outposts.

After a 15-minute firefight, both the church building and a statue of the patron saint bore bullet holes.

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Coon Cheese is Renamed to Cheer After the Century-Old Brand Was Deemed ‘Racist’ To Aboriginals

The popular 86-year-old brand will be known as Cheer Cheese from July, owner Saputo Dairy Australia confirmed on Tuesday, sparking a divided reaction.

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Deadly Eastern Tiger Snake is Found Beneath a Microwave in a Office Kitchen — and Reptile Had Enough Venom to Kill All Six Workers Inside the Room

Melbourne office workers were left shocked after a highly venomous snake poked its head out from beneath their kitchen microwave.

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Nigeria: Kano State Ban on Sale and Consumption of Alcohol Binding on Christians as Well as Muslims

Sharia apologists in the West routinely claim that Sharia, when imposed upon a given area, applies only to Muslims, not to any non-Muslims who may live there. Reality again and again proves otherwise.

“Kano Sharia Law Against Sale, Consumption Of Alcohol Binding On Muslims, Christians —State Hisbah Chief,” Sahara Reporters, January 12, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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Uganda: Christian Convert Killed in Mayuge District

Yusuf Kintu, a 41-year-old former Imam of Macca Mosque in Dolwe Island, Mayuge district was attacked and killed by a Muslims mob a few days after he renounced Islam to follow Christ.

International Christian Concern (ICC), a persecution watchdog located in Washington, DC, whose concern is the human rights of Christians and religious minorities, released a report yesterday confirming Kintu’s death.

The organisation said the father of four (4) succumbed to his injuries on December 7, 2020 after he was seriously beaten and left unconscious by a local Muslim community in the area that was upset in him for leaving Islam and becoming a Christian.

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Watch List: Nigeria Top Country for Murdered Christians in 2020

Nigeria has the gruesome honor of being the country with the most murders of Christians for their faith in 2020, Open Doors’ Watch List 2021 revealed Wednesday.

For the first time, Nigeria made its way into the top ten countries where Christians face the most extreme and violent persecution, with Open Doors announcing that “more Christians are murdered for their faith in Nigeria than in any other country.”

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Greece: Pakistani Migrant Arrested After Attempted Rape of Five-Year-Old

Greek police arrested a 20-year-old Pakistani male after he attempted to rape a five-year-old girl after luring the child away from her mother.

The incident took place in the greater Koropi region near Athens last weekend and allegedly saw the 20-year-old man lure the five-year-old and, unsuccessfully, attempt to drag her away.

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Migrants Will Have to be Able to Speak Swedish to Become Citizens Under Country’s New Proposals — After Years of Liberal Migration Policies

Migrants will have to speak Swedish and show understanding of the country’s culture in order to become citizens under proposals drawn up for the government.

Justice and Migration Minister Morgan Johansson said the country, which has for years applied a liberal attitude to immigration, needs to find ‘a better balance between rights and responsibilities’ for would-be citizens.

Sweden opened its doors to thousands of migrants flooding into Europe in 2015 but has since been rocked by a surge in gang violence, bombings, shootings and sex attacks that has caused unrest.

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Ten-Times Deported MS-13 Gang Member Released in Sanctuary City Kills Girlfriend in Front of Their Daughter, Then Commits Suicide

46-year-old Herbert Nixon Flores, a ten-times deported MS-13 gang member recently released by Los Angeles Police Department gunned down his ex-girlfriend, Karen Ruiz in front of their 3-year-old daughter, then committed suicide.

Mara Salvatrucha, commonly referred to as MS-13 is a notoriously violent gang formed in Los Angeles by (mostly illegal) immigrants from El Salvador.

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Supreme Court Reinstates Abortion-Pill Restriction

In its first abortion-related ruling since Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to its bench, the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated a federal rule that requires women seeking to chemically end an unborn child’s life to pick up the pill in person from a medical facility.

The decision was an unsigned ruling, supported by the five conservative members of the high court, as well as Chief Justice John Roberts. Roberts commented that the decision merely deferred to the wisdom of experts and was limited in scope.

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11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/13/2021

  1. What? Wear two masks?
    People who say that should be forced to wear two condoms every time they have sex.
    Just to make sure their brain viruses do not get transmited to the next generation, you know.
    🙂

    • The virus probably does attack the brain, or at least requires one for symptoms to show up:

      Justin Trudeau’s wife got it, and he didn’t, so it’s either that they’re not boinking, or that… yeah, that’s why I think it requires a brain for symptoms to show up.

      Biden is probably similarly immune.

  2. Turkeys wild man with the self inflicted hairy mind games rules the UK roost. Western Europe is no doubt about it well and truly mentally ill. The ever growing presence of Muslims and minority black illegals in the native faces. Ali Johns, Merkel, Von der Leyen, the hellfire Covid. If helter skelter hate monger Pelosi corpse can queer a whole nation so easily I dread to think what’s next.

  3. So, everyone with Coon as a surname must change it to Cheer to avoid hurting the feelings of the righteously offended.

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