Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/17/2021

Motorcycle enthusiasts associated with the Hells Angels club in Quebec were fined $32,000 for gathering in violation of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Meanwhile, dozens of people were fined for throwing illegal parties in restaurants in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv.

In other news, at least 19 people were shot and four were killed in gun violence over the weekend in Chicago.

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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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USA
» Another University Professor Charged in China Ties, Grant Fraud
» Breaking: DNI Ratcliffe Releases Report Showing China Interfered With the 2020 Election and CIA Management Pressured Analysts Not to Report it
» CDC Recommends Wearing Mask, Social Distancing Even After Receiving Vaccine
» Censorship in America: A Historical Perspective
» Chicago Weekend Gun Violence Leaves at Least 19 Shot, 4 Killed Across City
» Democrats Alter Approach to Lockdowns as Biden Inauguration Nears
» Exclusive: ‘Boogaloo Boi’ Leader Who Aligns With Black Lives Matter Boasted About Organizing Armed Insurrection on US Capitol
» Facebook Deletes NAACP Garland’s Page, Just Before MLK Celebration
» Former Facebook Exec Calls for OANN, Newsmax to be Deplatformed: ‘We Have to Turn Down the Capability of Conservative Influencers to Reach Huge Audiences’ (Video)
» Former ACLU Head IRA Glasser Explains Why There’s No Such Thing as “Hate Speech”
» Illegal Gathering Stopped at Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline on Oahu
» Joe Biden Looks Totally Lost and Confused After Finishing Up Speech in Delaware (Video)
» Larry McDonald on the New World Order
» Leaked Zoom Call Shows US Federal Employees Conspiring to Sabotage the Trump Administration (Video)
» Loyola Asks ‘Each Academic Unit’ To Teach ‘Identity and Privilege’
» No Dissent Allowed: Popular GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Suspended From Twitter After Questioning Georgia Elections Results
» Open Letter to the President
» Outrageous: After Ten Days We Still Know Very Little About the Deaths of Four Trump Supporters at US Capitol — Why is That?
» Parler CEO Flees Home, Goes Into Hiding With Family After Death Threats
» Republicans Bleed Followers After Twitter Bans, Democrats Gain
» Trump Has Affidavit and Bold Proof From the Italian Supreme Court Stating the Election Was Stolen From Trump
» Where Do We Go From Here? Part 1
 
Canada
» Businessman Frank Giustra’s Lawsuit Against Twitter Can Proceed in B.C. Court: Judge
» Hells Angels-Affiliated Members Pick Up Over $32,000 in Fines for Illegally Gathering in January
» Peer-Reviewed Study Confirms Antarctica Hasn’t Warmed in Past 70 Years
» RCMP Issue Third $2,300 Fine to Anti-Lockdown Protest Organizer in Kelowna
» Transport Minister Omar Alghabra Accused of Ties With the ‘Political Islamic Movement’
 
Europe and the EU
» As Officials Talk of Tighter Lockdown, Italian Restaurants Open Their Doors in Protest (Videos)
» BBC Describes Murderer Phil Spector as ‘Talented But Flawed Producer’ In Headline
» Car Carrying King of Belgium Attacked During Brussels Riots
» Coronavirus Scotland: Drivers Broke Lockdown to Visit Pals in Wales — 300 Miles Away
» COVID-19: Dozens Fined Over Illegal Parties at Restaurants in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv
» Dutch Police Blast Angry Anti-Lockdown Protestors With Water Cannon and Charge Them on Horseback in Terrifying Scenes in Amsterdam
» Greek Archbishop: Islam is a ‘Political Party’, Not a Religion
» Merkel Era May Only Just be Beginning
» Poland: Ruling Party Broadens Support in Latest Poll
» Spain: Valencia Police Bust 16 Illegal Parties in One Night as Cases Soar
» Sweden: High Decibel Social Distancing ‘Dog Collars’ For Factory Workers Deployed
» UK: ‘Gangs of Masked Men’ Battle With ‘Machetes and Guns’ In Multicultural Manchester
» UK: A Football Match, A Gender Reveal Party and a Pub Shed Knees Up: The Ridiculous Illegal Gatherings Police Have Been Forced to Break Up This Weekend
» UK: Fines Issued as Police Break Up Illegal Party in Whitby
» UK: Kettering Anti-Mask, Anti-Lockdown Protest Cancelled After Organiser Warned of £10,000 Fine
» UK: Manchester Police Hand 110 COVID Fines to Rule Breakers Who Think They Are ‘Above the Law’
» UK: Police Fine 49 Petrolheads for Breaking COVID Lockdown After They Were Caught Speeding Round Roundabout at Illegal Romford Car Meet
» UK: Priti Patel is Set to Give Police Powers to Break Up House Parties
» UK: Watch: BLM Radical Sasha Johnson Arrested by London’s COVID Cops
 
Middle East
» What is Going on With the World’s Weather? Ice Blankets the Sahara Desert While Snow Falls in Saudi Arabia Where Temperature Has Dropped to -2c
 
Russia
» Activists and Media Take Aim at Telegram for Welcoming Free Speech and Privacy Lovers Who Reject Big Tech
 
South Asia
» Bangladesh: Nine Jihadis Surrender, Join Government Deradicalization Program That Gives Them Cash and Other Perks
» India: Muslims Violently Assault Hindu Woman and Her Minor Son, Vandalize Her Shop
 
Far East
» Chinese Officials Raid Homeschool Run by Heavily Persecuted Church
 
Australia — Pacific
» Chemicals in a Makeshift Freezer, Milk Crates and Gas Burners: Inside a Filthy Meth Lab Inside a Sydney Warehouse as Cops Seize 250kg of ICE and Arrest an Iranian Man and Woman
» Mother Whose Sons, 6 and 7, Were Hit and Killed by a Car Denies She Was Taking the Boys to Meet Their Alleged Killer — and Says ‘Just Because I’Ve Been to Jail Doesn’t Make Me a Bad Mum’
 
Latin America
» Argentina: They Deactivated Three Shows and Eleven Clandestine Parties
 
Immigration
» Denmark: Former Immigration Minister Faces Impeachment for Trying to Protect Underage Girls From Child Marriage
» Iraqi Migrant Deported From Denmark for the 17th Time
» UK: Boris Shuts All Travel Corridors, But Migrant Boats Keep on Coming
 

Another University Professor Charged in China Ties, Grant Fraud

I’m not sure how many more of these we need to see before we realize that we’ve got a very serious China problem on our hands and it has nothing to do with their military (or at least not much) or their control of the global supply chain, though that’s a disaster of its own. China has been stocking up our country with spies and shoveling technological secrets out by the bucketload. Some of their biggest bases of operation are found in our universities, where their money allows them to get their hooks into American liberals who are very hungry for that sweet, sweet, Chinese cash cow. In other places, they export their own people to settle in the United States while still maintaining their covert ties to the homeland.

Today’s story combines elements of both and it takes place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Gang Chen has been working at the school for decades as a research scientist and educator in the field of nanotechnology. But this week the FBI came to get him, alleging that he has taken millions of dollars in grant money from the U.S. government while also receiving even larger amounts of funding from China in addition to handsome payments directly to his personal coffers. He never disclosed his ties to China and has apparently been sending reams of technical data and research material back to Beijing. (CBS Boston)

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

Breaking: DNI Ratcliffe Releases Report Showing China Interfered With the 2020 Election and CIA Management Pressured Analysts Not to Report it

China interfered with the 2020 election based on a report by DNI Ratcliff.

Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe issued a report stating China interfered in the 2020 election while CIA management pressured lower level analysts to discount this assessment.

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

CDC Recommends Wearing Mask, Social Distancing Even After Receiving Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that people should, “continue to #WearAMask over your nose and mouth, stay 6 feet from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands,” even after getting vaccinated for COVID-19.

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

Censorship in America: A Historical Perspective

Make no mistake; censorship of thought, ideas, and speech are the hallmarks of a totalitarian state and will inevitably lead to tyranny and oppression. Given the growing power of mainstream media and especially big tech, our ability to access accurate information, our freedoms and ultimately our democratic institutions, are all in peril.

In today’s age of information, more people get their news from the Internet than from newspapers/periodicals. The situation becomes even more acute given the anonymity of the Internet executives and their algorithm writers. This concentrates enormous power in the hands of big tech, who use censorship as a means to advance an ideological and political agenda. Defenders of these practices claim that they are protecting the public from harmful ideas; yet the censorship is invariably one-sided. It is always Republican or Conservative voices who are silenced or deleted. This is reverse McCarthyism and is nothing less than the weaponization of the means to access and disseminate information. It is an abrogation of the right of free speech in order to advance a radical agenda, and thanks to Section 230, they have complete immunity to do exactly as they wish. This is a far more insidious form of censorship than anything previously because it is silent and unseen. There is no public display of burning books and no Gulag Archipelago (as of yet), to which dissidents can be exiled. The burning book has been replaced by the deleted post as the weapon of choice for the ideological censor of today.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago Weekend Gun Violence Leaves at Least 19 Shot, 4 Killed Across City

CHICAGO — Fifteen people were shot and four killed in Chicago gun violence so far this weekend.

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

Democrats Alter Approach to Lockdowns as Biden Inauguration Nears

As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to be inaugurated Wednesday, there has been a marked change in the approach that Democratic governors and mayors are taking to COVID-19 lockdowns.

During his “State of the State Address” last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned against prolonged lockdowns and the “economic, mental and spiritual hardships they bring.”

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

Exclusive: ‘Boogaloo Boi’ Leader Who Aligns With Black Lives Matter Boasted About Organizing Armed Insurrection on US Capitol

Contrary to allegations leveled by the political left and their allies in the mainstream media, anti-Trump groups primarily perpetrated insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

The Gateway Pundit has obtained archived tweets from Mike Dunn, leader of “Boogaloo Bois,” an anti-government, anti-Trump group whose adherents call for a revolution toppling the federal government.

As rioters roamed the U.S. Capitol, Dunn boasted on Twitter about Boogaloo “fireteams” being employed inside the Capitol building. to taunt “tyrants” like Trump.

Boogaloo Boi “teams have been activated in VA and we currently have 4 fireteams inside capital and 7 more outside,” he tweeted.

The goal of swarming the home of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate is “to revel in the breach of security while mocking the defenses that protect tyrants…whether that be Trump or others,” Dunn added.

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

Facebook Deletes NAACP Garland’s Page, Just Before MLK Celebration

Facebook deleted Garland’s NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Page. The removal, which the company did not explain, happened just days before events the organization had organized in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Facebook says it deletes pages that violate community standards, such as violence, misinformation, and inauthentic administrator profiles.

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

Former Facebook Exec Calls for OANN, Newsmax to be Deplatformed: ‘We Have to Turn Down the Capability of Conservative Influencers to Reach Huge Audiences’ (Video)

Former Facebook executive Alex Stamos called for conservative news alternatives OANN and Newsmax to be deplatformed during his appearance on CNN Sunday.

Stamos said, “We have to turn down the capability of these Conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences.”

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

Former ACLU Head IRA Glasser Explains Why There’s No Such Thing as “Hate Speech”

During a recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Ira Glasser, who served as the fifth executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from 1978 to 2001, laid out the case for why attempting to ban “hate speech” and “false speech” is a bad idea.

“When people say they want to ban hate speech, what they mean is they want to ban speech that they hate,” Glasser said. “But if you allowed something called ‘hate speech’ to be banned, then the only important question would be ‘who decides?’“

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

Illegal Gathering Stopped at Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline on Oahu

HONOLULU (KHON2) — An illegal gathering of about 200 people at the Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline on Oahu was broken up by DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officers on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.

No one was arrested or cited.

The officers concentrated on getting people out of the park prior to the planned bonfire.

Officers found a table set up as a bar with alcoholic beverages. Alcohol and bonfires are not allowed in state parks.

At this time under Oahu COVID-19 rules, gatherings of more than five people are illegal.

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

Joe Biden Looks Totally Lost and Confused After Finishing Up Speech in Delaware (Video)

78-year-old Joe Biden on Saturday introduced his “science team” and announced he would be elevating the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to a Cabinet position.

Biden’s ‘science team’ will focus on Covid-19, climate change, technology, the economy and the ‘long-term health of science and tech’ in the US.

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

Larry McDonald on the New World Order

Around May of 1983, approximately 4 months before being shot down in KAL007, Congressman Larry McDonald takes on Pat Buchanan and Tom Braden on Crossfire as they badger him about his new role as Chairman of the John Birch Society. He easily handles them and answers questions concerning the Elite’s Conspiracy for a One World Government.

[Comment: Many believe KAL007 was taken down to get Larry.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Leaked Zoom Call Shows US Federal Employees Conspiring to Sabotage the Trump Administration (Video)

The Deep State runs deep.

A leaked Zoom call has surfaced online showing a number of US Government officials discussing how to sabotage the Trump Administration. They admit doing this through leaking or withholding information.

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

Loyola Asks ‘Each Academic Unit’ To Teach ‘Identity and Privilege’

Loyola University Chicago has announced plans to have every academic department perform a “Racial Justice Examen,” in which those departments will evaluate and reflect how they are doing when it comes to racial justice.

According to the Loyola University Division of Academic Affairs, the “Racial Justice Examen” is part of a broader plan to create a “safe, respectful, and inclusive environment for students, staff, and faculty of color.” The university will create this environment by reviewing campus procedures and providing diversity training to help students, staff, and faculty “identify and interrupt bias” and learn about “identity and privilege” on campus.

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

No Dissent Allowed: Popular GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Suspended From Twitter After Questioning Georgia Elections Results

Last week popular Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene announced she will introduce Articles of Impeachment against Joe Biden over his abuse of power on January 21, the day after the inauguration.

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

Open Letter to the President

Every American also knows that if this fraudulent election is allowed to stand, and Biden and Harris are inaugurated on January 20, 2021, elections and political party functions are entirely irrelevant to our future. We know that the Department of Justice has hidden massive evidence of political crime and corruption in the DNC and RNC ranks. We know that the FBI has done the same, as has the mainstream media, making it impossible for the voting population to have any idea who or what they voted for.

You cannot surrender to this evil cabal. If you do, you will not just be surrendering yourself and your family, but over 80-million Americans, our Constitution and Bill of Rights and the entire American way of life. You will be surrendering everything, for all of us. You simply cannot do that!

I write this open letter just five days before the worst presidential candidates in 244-years of American history are scheduled to be inaugurated and seated in the Oval Office, as hardcore socialists control the People’s House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, with zero checks and balances. Your surrender at this moment in history, will be the end of our Constitutional Republic and every American will live under Marxist boot in less than 100-days from January 20th.

Further, this evil cabal will never allow you and your family to simply ride off into the sunset peacefully. If you have learned nothing else over the past five years, you should have learned these two things with absolute certainty…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Outrageous: After Ten Days We Still Know Very Little About the Deaths of Four Trump Supporters at US Capitol — Why is That?

Much has been written about violent events at the Capital on January 6th. But we really don’t know much and the DC and Capitol police have provided little related to the deaths from that day.

We’ve reported on how Antifa infiltrated the crowd at the Capital on January 6th and how Big Media is blaming their violent acts on Trump supporters. But overall we actually know very little about the events at the Capitol on that day. For example, what and who caused the deaths of the Trump supporters at the Capitol on January 6th?

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

Parler CEO Flees Home, Goes Into Hiding With Family After Death Threats

Parler CEO John Matze recently fled his home with his family to go into hiding after receiving death threats and enduring personal security breaches, according to a filing from Parler’s lawyers in the social media company’s lawsuit against Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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

Republicans Bleed Followers After Twitter Bans, Democrats Gain

Following the January 6 riots in the US Capitol, Twitter removed more than 70,000 accounts. The purge has resulted in 75 percent of Republican Senators losing followers.

The New York Post conducted a review of all 100 Senate accounts. The review revealed that 75 percent of Republican senators lost followers, while only two Democrat senators, Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema and California’s Dianne Feinstein, lost followers over the past month.

Some of the biggest losers include Mitch McConnell, who lost 45,000; Marco Rubio, 78,000; Chuck Grassley, 50,000. The biggest loser was Lindsey Graham, who lost more than 112,000 followers.

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

Trump Has Affidavit and Bold Proof From the Italian Supreme Court Stating the Election Was Stolen From Trump

We are in a war zone as we speak. Listen to the video link while you still can and it is up. Trump and the military are taking our country back and arresting the treasonous Deep State Players and all those who instigated the stolen election. The print and TV media are playing their hands, most hosts and writers, vomiting forth their careful, conservative yet speculating sound bites of defeat. They have aligned with the anti-America, anti-Trump and anti-truth treason squad.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Where Do We Go From Here? Part 1

Libertarians and those in similar orbits (voluntarists as they call themselves, theoretical anarchists, a few remaining disciples of Ayn Rand) argue that “these are private companies; they can do business with whoever they please and deplatform whoever they please. The First Amendment does not apply to private companies.” Go build your own platform! these people sneer.

These folks do not realize they are playing right into the hands of the cultural Marxists, enemies of everything they say they stand for. The hard left rejects individualism however understood; it rejects free markets, and voluntary associations except for their own.

This kind of stance is even more naïve, however. A friend of mine exhausted part of his life savings trying to come up with a conservative alternative to Facebook. He did not have CIA connections or access to Deep State money.

The problem: Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, etc., are not “private companies” in any meaningful, real-world sense. They are in bed with the CIA, other intelligence agencies, and other governmental entities embedded within with what we conveniently call the Deep State. It was not mere marketplace competition that obtained for them 99 percent market share in phone networks, downloadable apps, etc.

Those who use the these-are-private-companies argument simply aren’t in the real world. They don’t see where the locus of power is, that it lies with the interlocked networks of corporations that command advanced communications technology, not in “their” government. Your average politician or federal bureaucrat couldn’t set up and run a hot dog stand.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Businessman Frank Giustra’s Lawsuit Against Twitter Can Proceed in B.C. Court: Judge

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has ruled that businessman Frank Giustra’s lawsuit against Twitter Inc. over alleged “false and defamatory” tweets can proceed in the province.

Giustra, the founder of Lionsgate Entertainment and CEO of the Fiore Group of Companies, filed a civil lawsuit in April 2019 alleging that Twitter published defamatory tweets about him and neglected or refused to remove many of the posts despite his repeated requests.

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

Hells Angels-Affiliated Members Pick Up Over $32,000 in Fines for Illegally Gathering in January

MONTREAL — Officers in the Quebec provincial police’s organized crime squad have twice broken up gatherings in January and handed out over $32,000 in fines to members affiliated with the Hells Angels motorcycle club for violating public health measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Surete du Quebec (SQ) spokesperson Claude Denis confirmed that officers broke up a gathering Saturday around 7 p.m. in Sainte-Emelie-de-L’Energie in the Lanaudiere region of Quebec, about an hour-and-a-half north of Montreal and handed out over $6,000 in fines to four people.

The $1,550 tickets were for illegally gathering and given to four people, including three men associated with the Destroyers de Lanaudiere, a club linked to the Hells Angels.

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

Peer-Reviewed Study Confirms Antarctica Hasn’t Warmed in Past 70 Years

Cancel all the claims by climate activists that global warming is decimating Antarctica.

A peer-reviewed study recently published in one of the most prominent science journals destroys one of the most frequently asserted claims by climate activists — that climate change is warming Antarctica and melting the Antarctic ice sheet.

This recent study confirms Antarctica has not warmed in the past 70 years and Antarctic ice cover is expanding rather than shrinking.

Writing in the journal Nature, scientists at Columbia University and the University of Victoria, British Columbia report, “The Antarctic continent has not warmed in the last seven decades, despite a monotonic increase in the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases.”

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

RCMP Issue Third $2,300 Fine to Anti-Lockdown Protest Organizer in Kelowna

VANCOUVER — Kelowna RCMP say they have issued a fine to the organizer of an anti-lockdown protest for contravening provincial public health orders.

Last week, Castanet News reported that RCMP issued a fine to protest organizer David Lindsay for holding an event in contravention of COVID-19 measures. At the time, it was his second ticket for contravening the public health orders.

Police would not name him directly as the person they issued a fine to Saturday, but said the fine was given to someone who has now received three tickets for this offence.

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

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra Accused of Ties With the ‘Political Islamic Movement’

The National Post, of course, presents these accusations simply as opportunism or racism on the part of the Bloc Quebecois. It doesn’t bother to inform its readers of these facts about Alghabra that Jihad Watch published in August 2018.

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

As Officials Talk of Tighter Lockdown, Italian Restaurants Open Their Doors in Protest (Videos)

Though much of Italy remains under strict coronavirus restrictions, restaurants and bars have opened their doors in protest. Customers drank, ate, sang, and in one viral video, apparently booted the police back out the door.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte extended the country’s three-tier coronavirus restrictions on Friday, imposing a nationwide 10pm to 5am curfew until March and forbidding travel between Italy’s 20 regions until February 15. These measures were originally implemented in November, and were set to expire on Friday.

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

BBC Describes Murderer Phil Spector as ‘Talented But Flawed Producer’ In Headline

The publicly-funded British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is under fire after choosing to describe celebrity murderer Phil Spector as merely a “talented but flawed producer” in the headline of a report on his death in prison.

The record producer and musician died aged 81 while still serving his sentence for shooting and killing actress Lana Clarkson, 40, in 2003.

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

Car Carrying King of Belgium Attacked During Brussels Riots

Rioters attacked the car of the King of Belgium while he was inside during protests over the death of “Ibrahima B.” in police custody.

The rioting occurred earlier this week after the death of 23-year-old Ibrahima B. in police custody after he was stopped and detained by officers on January 9th.

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

Coronavirus Scotland: Drivers Broke Lockdown to Visit Pals in Wales — 300 Miles Away

TWO drivers flouted lockdown rules by travelling 300 miles from Scotland to Wales to visit friends.

The Covidiots were caught by cops in Anglesey after breaking Nicola Sturgeon’s strict stay at home order yesterday.

[Comment: I don’t write the articles. But they can do without the editorializing.]

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

COVID-19: Dozens Fined Over Illegal Parties at Restaurants in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv

Police in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv broke up two parties in restaurants, held in violation of regulations against the spread of Covid-19.

Police and gendarmerie blocked the exits of a popular seafood restaurant in the Trakiya residential area of Plovdiv where a birthday party was being held on the night of January 15.

All 55 partygoers were fined and two fines were handed to the restaurant owner.

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

Dutch Police Blast Angry Anti-Lockdown Protestors With Water Cannon and Charge Them on Horseback in Terrifying Scenes in Amsterdam

Dutch police turned a water cannon on hundreds of anti-lockdown protestors who were taking part in a banned protest against the Dutch government and its tough coronavirus lockdown.

Police on horseback also moved in to break up the demonstration on a large square ringed by museums, including the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam municipality said riot police took action to disperse the crowd because people weren’t adhering to social distancing measures.

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

Greek Archbishop: Islam is a ‘Political Party’, Not a Religion

Greek Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens has stated that he views Islam not as a religion but as a “political party”, and its followers as a “people of war”.

The Greek Orthodox Archbishop stated his views on Islam while speaking on the role of the Orthodox church during the 1821 revolution which saw Greece gain independence from the Islamic empire of the Ottoman Turks.

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

Merkel Era May Only Just be Beginning

Armin Laschet’s election as CDU chief ensures chancellor’s legacy will endure.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Poland: Ruling Party Broadens Support in Latest Poll

Poland’s ruling conservative party has increased the distance to its main centrist rival to as much as 17.5 percentage points, shows an Estymator survey for a leading right-wing news website.

If elections were held on Sunday, January 17, 39.6 percent of the respondents would vote for the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party and only 22.1 percent would favour its main rival the Civic Coalition (KO), according to a poll published by DoRzeczy.pl portal on Saturday.

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

Spain: Valencia Police Bust 16 Illegal Parties in One Night as Cases Soar

VALENCIA police were called to shut down 16 illegal parties in a single night as cases in the community reach record daily numbers.

On Friday night (January 15th), Policia Local was called to 16 reports of illegal parties across Valencia. Many households were charged with noise pollution offenses, including one property that police had been called to just days before. The string of busts has enraged local politicians as cases in Valencia hit a daily infection record of 7497.

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

Sweden: High Decibel Social Distancing ‘Dog Collars’ For Factory Workers Deployed

A Swedish manufacturer in France has been accused of treating their employees like dogs after the company asked its workers to wear a social distancing device that emits a high decibel sound if employees are too close to each other.

The French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT), the largest union representing workers at Essity, a Swedish global hygiene and health company, compared the device to a dog collar, saying it is “a system comparable to that which deters dogs from barking”.

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

UK: ‘Gangs of Masked Men’ Battle With ‘Machetes and Guns’ In Multicultural Manchester

“Gangs of masked men” fought a running battle on the streets of Manchester, England, with “machetes and guns” in what police have described as an “isolated incident”.

The incident on Cemetery Road South, where it “always seems like something bad is going on”, according to one local resident, concluded with a 15-year-old boy hospitalised with stab wounds and a police helicopter and armed officers on the scene, and going over the street with a fine-tooth comb for evidence into the following day.

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

UK: A Football Match, A Gender Reveal Party and a Pub Shed Knees Up: The Ridiculous Illegal Gatherings Police Have Been Forced to Break Up This Weekend

The attendees of a gender reveal party and people watching a football at a friend’s house were among those issued with fines for breaching lockdown.

Police in Swansea were called to a gender reveal part in Townhill on Sunday which was attended by a number of households.

A statement the South Wales Police Swansea Twitter account said: “Officers have issued nine fixed penalty notices this afternoon in Townhill after they got called to a gender reveal party with various households attending.

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

UK: Fines Issued as Police Break Up Illegal Party in Whitby

Six party-goers were issued with fines for attending an illegal gathering in Whitby on Saturday night.

Whitby Town Police broke up the party. Gatherings, except those within one household or one support bubble, are outlawed under currently coronavirus rules.

Whitby Town Police said: “Whitby police were called to an address last night due to a party. Six Covid tickets were issued.

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

UK: Kettering Anti-Mask, Anti-Lockdown Protest Cancelled After Organiser Warned of £10,000 Fine

A Kettering protest against lockdown measures was cancelled after a warning that the organiser would be issued with a £10,000 fine.

Yesterday police urged people to stay at home after revealing a ‘small number of people’ were considering holding an anti-mask, anti-lockdown protest in the town today (Sunday).

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

UK: Manchester Police Hand 110 COVID Fines to Rule Breakers Who Think They Are ‘Above the Law’

Some people still believe they are “above the law” as a significant number of house parties were crashed by officers over the weekend, Greater Manchester Police has said.

Officers have issued 110 fixed-penalty notices to Covid rule-breakers since 3pm on Friday, bringing the total issued in the region to 2,600 since August.

Fines were handed out on Saturday night to partygoers at an address in Hulme and at a property in Greengate, Salford, where police responded to reports of 30 people attending.

Officers were also called to a party of more than 40 people at a flat in Cheetham Hill after receiving reports of a disturbing in the early hours of Sunday morning.

In Bolton, four people travelling in a car on Friday were fined when their vehicle broke down after they drove from Preston to pick up a takeaway.

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UK: Police Fine 49 Petrolheads for Breaking COVID Lockdown After They Were Caught Speeding Round Roundabout at Illegal Romford Car Meet

Police fined 49 petrolheads for breaking Covid lockdown after they were caught speeding round a roundabout at an illegal Romford car meet.

Officers found the group of around 50 vehicles speeding around the local area last night and those in attendance were mixing without any social distancing.

Body worn footage from the scene showed officers walking towards a red car which was turning on the pavement while dozens of other cars lined the roads just before midnight.

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UK: Priti Patel is Set to Give Police Powers to Break Up House Parties

Home Secretary Priti Patel is set to give police new powers to break up ‘super-spreader’ house parties of more than 15 people.

Under the new plans, every person attending events of more than 15 would be fined £10,000.

Currently, those who attend parties of less than 30 can be fined £200 for the first offence and a £10,000 fine for organisers of large gatherings.

It comes as around 20 officers raided an apartment block in Cheetham Hill, Manchester last night where a 50-person bash was taking place.

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UK: Watch: BLM Radical Sasha Johnson Arrested by London’s COVID Cops

BLM leader Sasha Johnson, a self-described ‘Black Panther’, has been arrested by London’s Metropolitan Police Service (the Met) for allegedly breaching Britain’s draconian coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings.

In footage released on social media by the conservative student organisation Turning Point UK, the Black Lives Matter leader was seen being arrested by police outside Number 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the Prime Minister.

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What is Going on With the World’s Weather? Ice Blankets the Sahara Desert While Snow Falls in Saudi Arabia Where Temperature Has Dropped to -2c

Residents of the Algerian Sahara and Saudi Arabia’s Aseer region have been treated to rare snowfall captured in stunning images showing sand dunes blanketed in white snow and ice.

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Activists and Media Take Aim at Telegram for Welcoming Free Speech and Privacy Lovers Who Reject Big Tech

A mere six months ago, the media painted Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram, as a hero who “took on the Kremlin and won” when he rejected Russian security services’ demand to allow them access to content on the encrypted messaging app.

At the time, Telegram was described favorably as the app of choice of Russian opposition groups. But these days, what some might easily describe as “opposition groups” are referred to as “angry conservatives” — and Durov and his fellow privacy and free speech enthusiast, Signal founder Brian Acton, are starting to be treated as their enablers.

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Bangladesh: Nine Jihadis Surrender, Join Government Deradicalization Program That Gives Them Cash and Other Perks

Deradicalization programs are an abysmal failure everywhere they have been implemented.

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India: Muslims Violently Assault Hindu Woman and Her Minor Son, Vandalize Her Shop

Then when the Citizenship Amendment Act offers refuge in India to non-Muslims who are enduring persecution in neighboring Islamic nations, Muslims in India claim it’s “Islamophobic” and the international media laments India’s human rights violations.

“Hindu Woman and her minor son attacked by unruly Muslim youth in UP’s Firozabad, culprits arrested,” Organiser, January 13, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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Chinese Officials Raid Homeschool Run by Heavily Persecuted Church

Chinese government officials raided a house on Thursday morning where children of Early Rain Covenant Church were being homeschooled in Chengdu, China.

Education bureau administrators, national security officials, police officers, and urban management agents surrounded the home at 7 a.m. and invaded while children were playing together, ERCC said.

ERCC also said the government agents took the personal belongings of one of the church’s members.

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Chemicals in a Makeshift Freezer, Milk Crates and Gas Burners: Inside a Filthy Meth Lab Inside a Sydney Warehouse as Cops Seize 250kg of ICE and Arrest an Iranian Man and Woman

Police arrested Hamed Yarmohammadi, 30, and Niusha Ojaghfaghihi, 26, in Sydney on January 8 and 9.

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Mother Whose Sons, 6 and 7, Were Hit and Killed by a Car Denies She Was Taking the Boys to Meet Their Alleged Killer — and Says ‘Just Because I’Ve Been to Jail Doesn’t Make Me a Bad Mum’

Shayleen Frail, 34, lost her two sons when a red Holden allegedly driven by 25-year-old Jacob Steven Donn mounted the gutter and hit them in Wellington, central west NSW , last Tuesday.

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Argentina: They Deactivated Three Shows and Eleven Clandestine Parties

The Buenos Aires municipality of General Pueyrredón deactivated at dawn this Saturday three illegal shows on the Rambla de Mar del Plata, where there were about 300 spectators, and 11 clandestine parties in different parts of the city.

During the night of this Friday and the early hours of Saturday, the municipality through its control areas deployed personnel in different sectors, with the aim of verify compliance with current regulations and health protocols for the prevention of Covid-19.

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Denmark: Former Immigration Minister Faces Impeachment for Trying to Protect Underage Girls From Child Marriage

The Danish political establishment, by stymieing and stigmatizing efforts to stem the tide of mass migration, will get what it wants: a massive population of unassimilated and unassimilable migrants, among whom will be many who believe that Sharia, which sanctions child marriage after Muhammad’s example, should replace Danish law. What will Denmark look like in ten years? Twenty?

“Denmark’s Hardline Former Immigration Minister Facing Impeachment Trial Over Child Brides,” by Igor Kuznetsov, Sputnik News, January 15, 2021 (thanks to Henry).

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Iraqi Migrant Deported From Denmark for the 17th Time

A 30-year-old Iraqi migrant with Swedish citizenship has been deported from Denmark for the 17th time after coming to the country consistently for drug deals.

The 30-year-old Iraqi man was arrested earlier this week and police have demanded that not only he be deported from the country but that he should be banned from Denmark for life.

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UK: Boris Shuts All Travel Corridors, But Migrant Boats Keep on Coming

Thirty-six illegal boat migrants were brought ashore by the UK Border Force on Saturday, just one day after Boris Johnson shut down travel to Britain amidst fears of new mutant strains of the Chinese coronavirus.

Brexit leader Nigel Farage shared footage of some of the illegal migrants arriving in the country after they sailed from France across the English Channel on Saturday.

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One thought on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/17/2021

  1. “Police in Swansea were called to a gender reveal part in Townhill on Sunday which was attended by a number of households…” – Well, if a GENDER REVEAL PARTY was busted, the end is nigh.

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