Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/26/2021

In Portland, Oregon, a man driving an SUV steered onto sidewalks and paths and deliberately ran down pedestrians, killing one and wounding a number of others, five of whom were hospitalized. The driver crashed his vehicle and fled, but was chased down and held for police by passersby. The name of the alleged perpetrator has not yet been released, but police say the incident has no connection with terrorism.

In other news, police raided illegal lockdown-violating parties in South Yorkshire and Spain.

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Thanks to Dean, DV, JD, LP, MC, Reader from Chicago, SS, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» #TEXIT: Texas Rep. Introduces Bill That Would Let Residents Vote on Seceding From the US
» 1 Dead, 5 Hospitalized After String of Hit-and-Runs in Southeast Portland
» A Message for the U.S. Military
» A Terrifying New Bill in Congress Would Eliminate the Possibility of Turning America Around in 2024, 2028 or Ever Again
» Add Virginia to the List of States Where a Forensic Audit of the 2020 Election Results is Absolutely Necessary
» Biden’s Plan to Combat “Domestic Terrorism” Includes Stomping Those Who Want to be Free
» Biden Restarts Plan to Replace Andrew Jackson With Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill
» Chicago Teachers Union Releases Interpretive Dance Video as Part of Their Objection Over Returning to Work
» Chicago-Based Muslim Multimedia Company Peddles Jihadist-Friendly Narrative About Kashmir
» Democratic Party in Oregon Blames ‘Republican Attacks’ After Antifa Smashed Its HQ
» Democrat Stephanie Murphy Pushes Legislation to Ban Anyone Who Participated in “Stop the Steal” Activities and Anyone in Q-Anon From Holding a Security Clearance or Joining Military
» Democrat Leaders in North Dakota Donate to Man Accused of Axe Attack on Republican Senator’s Office
» Disney Announces it Will Change Its Classic Jungle Cruise Ride to be More Inclusive of Indigenous People
» Dr. Anthony Fauci Highest Paid Employee in Entire Federal Government
» Global Initiative for COVID-19 Vaccine Records
» Hamas-Linked CAIR Files Appeal to Decision to Dismiss Case Against Professor for Criticizing Islam
» ‘It is a Dark Day in Our City’ — TPD Officer Dies Following Standoff in Central Toledo
» It’s Like Magic! Lockdowns Are Ending All Over America Just Days After Biden’s Inauguration…
» Joe Biden’s America: Silence Everyone Who is Exposing Our Socialist Agenda
» Joe Biden: America is a “Nation of Morally Deprived” People Who Are “Less Prosperous” Due to Systemic Racism (Video)
» Literary Agent Fired for Having an Account on Gab and Parler
» McConnell Celebrates Preservation of Filibuster as 2 Democrats Pledge No Changes
» Merck Scraps COVID Vaccines; Says it’s More Effective to Get the Virus and Recover
» Microsoft Will Suspend Donations to Any GOP Lawmakers Who Challenged 2020 Election Results …update: Google Too!
» Mike Lindell Sues Daily Mail After Salacious Hit Piece on Him With Woman in West Village and Hamptoms — Two Places He’s Never Been to (Video)
» MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Permanently Banned From Twitter
» New York City Mob Beats, Stomps on, Strips and Robs 26-Year-Old in Manhattan — Leave Him Naked and Bloody on the Street
» New York Teacher Couldn’t Teach in-Person, Could Molest Girl in-Person
» Nick Sandmann Fires Attorney L. Lin Wood
» Our Overlords Should Not Expect an Easy Populace to Rule
» Portland SUV Driver Hits Multiple Pedestrians; One Dead
» Portland Runner Avoids Being Hit by Car in Hit-and-Runs
» Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Pepper-Sprays Man After Being Confronted for ‘Not Wearing Mask’ At Local Pub, Audio Recording Captured
» President Executive Order: Biden Has Signed a Record 33 in One Week
» Senator Ed Markey Claims Facebook Groups Are “Echo-Chambers of Misinformation, “ Demands More Censorship
» Side Effects and Data Gaps Raise Questions on COVID Vaccine
» Texas Wins First Lawsuit Against Administration Within 6 Days of Biden Inauguration, Trump-Appointed Judge Halts His Illegal Deportation Freeze
» The Attempt to Install a One-Party Oligarchy is Predestined to Fail
» The Biden/Harris Treasonous Marxist Revolution
» The Police State is Coming for “Religious Extremists”, “Evangelical Christians”, “Pro-Life” Activists and “Libertarians”
» Trump Opens Office of the Former President to Continue “Agenda of the Trump Administration”
» Twitter Censors Anti-Murderist for Citing Science
» Video: Texas Police Officer Threatens to Taser Man for Not Wearing a Mask
» Watch: Tulsi Gabbard Says Big Tech Are ‘Domestic Enemies, ‘ Worse Than Capitol Hill Rioters
» What Biden/Harris Will Do
» You Know There Was Industrial-Scale Election Fraud. What Can be Done?
 
Canada
» Canada Parliament Labels US Far-Right Proud Boys Group ‘A Terrorist Entity’
» MPs Unanimously Agree to Urge Feds to Designate Proud Boys a Terrorist Entity
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria: Chechen ‘Morality Gang’ Arrested After Threat to Behead Children
» BBC Trains Staff How to Drink Water in One-Hour ‘Wellness’ Course
» COVID: Dutch Curfew Riots Rage for Third Night
» EU Complains Brexit Britain Not Giving Bloc Diplomatic Privileges is ‘Not Friendly’
» EU Threatens to Restrict Exports of Vaccines, Blocking Shipments to UK
» Facebook to Hand Out Millions to Prop Up British Mainstream Media Outlets
» France: Man Converts to Islam, Joins Two Other Muslims in Robbery Plot to Get ‘Jihadist Booty’
» France: Muslim Groups Claim Republican Charter is ‘Prejudicial to the Honor of Muslims, With an Accusatory Tone’
» Police Break Up Seven Parties in Spain’s Marbella as COVID Lockdown Flouters Continue to Break Rules
» Polish President: “The Offensive of Neo-Marxist Content Online is Powerful”
» ‘Stop EU Propaganda!’ French MEP Lashes Out at Brussels After UK Success ‘On Its Own’
» UK COVID Cops Threaten £200 Fines for People Having Snowball Fights
» UK Launches Inquiry Into Jihad Recruitment in Prison: ‘Terrorists Automatically Achieve a Sort of Status’
» UK: South Yorkshire Police Called to Almost 50 Illegal Coronavirus Gatherings Last Weekend
» UK: Video: COVID Police Enter Home to Break Up Baby Shower Party
» Warning Over ‘Pro-EU’ Stitch-Up in Italy as PM Resigns — Furious Salvini Issues Alert
» WHO Says Keep Giving Elderly the COVID Vaccine Despite Numerous Deaths
» Yet Another Study Shows — Yet Again — that Lockdowns Don’t Work
 
Australia — Pacific
» A Country Divided by Our National Day: ‘Invasion Day’ Marches Turn Violent Across Australia… While Others Wearing Aussie Flag Bikinis Let Their Hair Down and Party to Celebrate January 26th
» ‘At Least They Can Cover the Towing Fee’: Bizarre Moment Convoy of $150k Maseratis Become Bogged After Trying to Drive on Sand Dunes — With Locals Slamming the Attempt as ‘The Dumbest Thing They’Ve Ever Seen’
» Awkward Moment Man Frantically Takes Off His Australian Flag Cape and Sits on it After Stumbling Into an ‘Invasion Day’ Gathering in Byron Bay
» Chaotic Scenes in Sydney as Cops Crash Wild Beach Parties and Tip Out Booze Bottles While Scantily-Clad Revellers Let Loose on Australia Day
» Heartwarming Moment Proud Aussie Muslims Honour ‘Unifying’ Australia Day With Moving Flag Raising Ceremony — But Make One Very Easy Mistake
» Horror at a Sydney Train Station as a Man is Viciously Stabbed During a Wild Gang-Related Brawl — as Police Arrest 15 Teenagers
» Margaret Court Declares Her Australia Day Honour Was ‘A Long Time Coming’ And She Has No Intention of Handing it Back
» Outraged Locals Fighting Back Against Greedy Chinese Developers Who Took Over Resort Island Stage Australia Day Protest Against Company They Say Turned Their Paradise Into a Living Hell
 
Immigration
» 370 Rescued Migrants Arrive in Sicily
» French Identitarians’ New ‘Defend Europe’ Mission Sparks Government Anger After Revealing Total Lack of Border Security With Spain
» Illegal Migrants Begin the Dangerous Journey to the Canary Islands From Africa’s Sahara
» Italian Courts Engulfed in Thousands of Asylum Appeal Cases
» Pro-Migrant Group ‘Hijacks’ Amazon Product Reviews to Raise Awareness for Migrants
» UK: London Court Hands Down Heavy Sentences to ‘Death Truck’ Gang
 
Culture Wars
» Meet Your Replacement
» Now They’re Trying to Ban Telegram
» Private and Encrypted Messaging Apps
» Some Employees Are Annoyed Signal Can’t be Censored
» The Plan for a Global System of Slavery
» Twitter Encourages Users to Snitch on Each Other With ‘Birdwatch’ Feature
» YouTube Has Now Removed Over 500,000 Videos Under Its COVID-19 Rules
 

#TEXIT: Texas Rep. Introduces Bill That Would Let Residents Vote on Seceding From the US

Texas State Representative Kyle Biedermann introduced a bill on Tuesday that would allow Texans to vote on seceding from the United States.

House Bill 1359, otherwise known as the Texas Independence Referendum Act, would let residents vote on if the Texas Legislature should create a joint interim committee to create a plan for independence for the state.

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

1 Dead, 5 Hospitalized After String of Hit-and-Runs in Southeast Portland

The driver tried to run away but a few people apprehended him until police could take him into custody.

PORTLAND, Ore — One person died and five others were hospitalized after a driver hit multiple pedestrians and vehicles across dozens of blocks in Southeast Portland Monday afternoon. The suspect is in custody.

The five people who are hospitalized are expected to survive. More people were injured but didn’t need to go to the hospital, according to Lt. Rich Chatman with Portland Fire & Rescue. No other information about the victims has been released.

Portland police first responded to a hit-and-run at 1 p.m. in the area of Southeast 33rd Avenue and Pine Street, near Laurelhurst Park. During that time, police said they received additional calls about the same suspect hitting other pedestrians and vehicles. Officer Derek Carmon said the last of the known crashes occurred on Southeast Stark Street, between 17th and 18th avenues. The suspect was driving erratically on the road and sidewalks, Carmon said. He said there are multiple crime scenes police are investigating…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

A Message for the U.S. Military

I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.-United States Uniformed Services Oath of Office

I have a question for our military: Did you not take an oath, a solemn oath, to “support and defend” the United States Constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic?” And is it not your DUTY to protect and defend the American republic and its citizens?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

A Terrifying New Bill in Congress Would Eliminate the Possibility of Turning America Around in 2024, 2028 or Ever Again

Have you heard about H.R. 1? If not, I would urge you to read the text of the bill immediately. It is called the “For The People Act”, and you can find it right here. The text of this bill specifically states that Congress has the “ultimate supervisory power over federal elections”, but of course anyone that is familiar with what the U.S. Constitution actually says knows that this is not true. The states are supposed to have final authority over their own election laws, and H.R. 1 is a blatant attempt to usurp that authority. Unfortunately, in the aftermath of the riot at the U.S. Capitol there are very few politicians in Washington that still have a willingness to stand up for election integrity. H.R. 1 is almost certainly going to get through the House of Representatives, and it has a really good chance of getting through the Senate as well.

If this legislation is approved, it will fundamentally change the nature of our federal elections forever.

And not in a good way.

I do not think that Tucker Carlson was exaggerating by very much at all when he warned that “Democrats will control the federal government for decades” if H.R. 1 becomes law…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Add Virginia to the List of States Where a Forensic Audit of the 2020 Election Results is Absolutely Necessary

President Trump was winning the race in Virginia all night on election day. Every report showed the President way up in the Presidential race. Then suddenly while the President was still ahead, Big Media declared Joe Biden the winner. A judge’s new ruling demands that this state have a forensic audit of results performed now.

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

Biden’s Plan to Combat “Domestic Terrorism” Includes Stomping Those Who Want to be Free

Joe Biden has a plan to combat “domestic terrorism,” or those who simply want to live freely without a master, ruler, or owner. In order to do so, he’s going to crush whatever illusion of freedom people think they still have.

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced that Biden ordered three US intelligence agencies to review the threat of “domestic violent extremism.” Psaki also worked under the Obama administration, as did many in Biden’s administration. This is, for all intents and purposes, Obama’s third term.

The thing that should be standing out to everyone is that even before January 6th, the day Trump supporters “stormed the Capitol,” Biden’s transition team had said they were planning to pass laws against domestic terrorism, and the Capitol incident has made it a top priority.

Domestic terrorists are not just going to be Trump supporters. They’ll be those who know their birthright is freedom and that they didn’t come here to be slaves to any ruling class. According to a report by The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, Psaki outlined the first steps the Biden administration is taking. She said Biden ordered the newly confirmed Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to conduct a threat assessment along with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Restarts Plan to Replace Andrew Jackson With Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

The Biden administration has restarted the Obama-era effort to replace U.S. President Andrew Jackson with abolitionist icon Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. The plan had been shelved throughout the presidency of Donald Trump.

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

Chicago Teachers Union Releases Interpretive Dance Video as Part of Their Objection Over Returning to Work

As the standoff between city government officials and the Chicago Teachers Union over reopening the Windy City’s public school system has now reached the White House, the CTU released a video over the weekend that has raised eyebrows.

The video features six of the Chicago public school system’s dance teachers, expressively depicting their yearning for safety as they are being pressured to return to work. The performance, shot in various locations, is entitled “The Moment We’re Safe.”

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

Chicago-Based Muslim Multimedia Company Peddles Jihadist-Friendly Narrative About Kashmir

Moneyed outfits such as Justice for All are able to get their half-truths and falsehoods into the establishment media, while the truth is disparaged as “Islamophobia” and ignored.

“Multimedia company peddles jihadist friendly Kashmir narrative,” by Abha Shankar and Cliff Smith, Sunday Guardian Live, January 23, 2021.

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

Democratic Party in Oregon Blames ‘Republican Attacks’ After Antifa Smashed Its HQ

Democrats in Oregon have blamed ‘Republican attacks’ after Antifa smashed up its headquarters last Wednesday just hours after Joe Biden was inaugurated.

The Democrat Party Of Oregon released a statement that doesn’t even mention left wing violence or Antifa, but instead infers that Republicans are to blame.

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

Democrat Stephanie Murphy Pushes Legislation to Ban Anyone Who Participated in “Stop the Steal” Activities and Anyone in Q-Anon From Holding a Security Clearance or Joining Military

Leading House Democrat Stephanie Murphy proposed in 2020 to end tariffs on Chinese imports amid the spread of Wuhan Virus, essentially rewarding the Chinese for their secretive and problematic handling of the virus that is quickly spreading to all corners of the globe.

This was in March before the China virus ravaged the nation.

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

Democrat Leaders in North Dakota Donate to Man Accused of Axe Attack on Republican Senator’s Office

Prominent Democrats in North Dakota donated to the legal defense fund of a man accused of attacking a Republican senator’s office with an axe.

North Dakota Democratic-Nonpartisan League Party chairwoman Kylie Oversen, party official Ellie Shockley and former lieutenant gubernatorial contender Ellen Chaffee gave money to support 30-year-old Thomas “Tas” Alexander Starks. Starks, of Lisbon, N.D., is a far-left activist who was arrested and charged over a Dec. 21 axe attack on Sen. John Hoeven’s office in downtown Fargo. The shocking incident was caught on video.

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

Disney Announces it Will Change Its Classic Jungle Cruise Ride to be More Inclusive of Indigenous People

The Walt Disney Company announced Monday that they are changing one of the most beloved park rides at both Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. The Jungle Cruise, equipped with hundreds of animal animatronics and joke-telling “tour guides,” is one of the last rides whose development was personally overseen by Walt Disney himself.

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

Dr. Anthony Fauci Highest Paid Employee in Entire Federal Government

Dr. Anthony Fauci is the highest paid federal employee, outranking even the president of the United States, according to new data released Monday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Global Initiative for COVID-19 Vaccine Records

Story at-a-glance

  • Tech giants with deep ties to the U.S. national security state — Microsoft, Oracle and the MITRE Corporation — have partnered with health care companies to create the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) to advance the implementation of digital COVID-19 vaccination records
  • The initiative is essentially built on a common framework of digital vaccination “wallets” called SMART Health Cards that are meant to “work across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries” as part of a new global vaccination-record infrastructure
  • SMART Health Cards are expected to include a person’s complete name, gender, birth date, mobile phone number and email address in addition to vaccination information, though it is possible and likely that more personal information will be required as the initiative advances
  • While the push for combining digital identity with vaccination records and economic activity appears, superficially, to be the effort of various organizations and groups, the same individuals and entities appear time and again, pointing to a coordinated push to not only implement such a system but manufacture consent for such a system among the global population
  • Coercion is a built-in part of this infrastructure and, if implemented, will be used to modify human behavior to great effect, reaching far beyond just the issue of COVID-19 vaccines

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hamas-Linked CAIR Files Appeal to Decision to Dismiss Case Against Professor for Criticizing Islam

Nicholas Damask is the Scottsdale Community College (SCC) professor whom Muslim students threatened to kill for observing that Islam teaches violence. After that, instead of rebuking the Muslims who threatened Damask, the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed suit against the college for daring to teach unpopular and unwelcome truths about Islam and terrorism.

Last August, in a rare victory for the battered and bruised principle of the freedom of speech, Judge Susan M. Brnovich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona ruled that we’re not quite under Sharia blasphemy laws yet and that academics were perfectly free to criticize Islam, if there were still any besides Damask who dared to do so. All Damask did, actually, was illuminate the ideological roots of contemporary jihad terrorism, but even that was too much for Hamas-linked CAIR.

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

‘It is a Dark Day in Our City’ — TPD Officer Dies Following Standoff in Central Toledo

OLEDO, Ohio — A Toledo police officer has died after both he and a suspect in the arson and vandalism of Rosary Cathedral were shot in a standoff Monday afternoon.

The police department held a news conference just hours after the incident, in which the officer was identified as 24-year-old Officer Brandon Stalker.

The autopsy from the Lucas County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday said Stalker’s cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.

About Officer Stalker

Kral said Stalker, while not married, did have a fiancé and a young child. Family friends of Stalker confirmed to WTOL 11 that he had a 7-year-old daughter and a 3-month-old son who was born on Oct. 15, 2020.

Stalker also leaves behind his partner in the force, Mitchell Vanderhorst, according to family friends.

“It is a dark day in our city and a dark time in our community,” Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said.

Stalker joined the Toledo Police Department in July 2018. He was classmates with Officer Anthony Dia, who was killed in the line of duty on July 4, 2020.

“The entire Toledo Police family is in shock. Another hero has paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting the residents of Toledo. Our hearts are heavy tonight,” Chief Kral said.

Stalker was a 2015 Whitmer grad and played baseball for the Panthers He also was an assistant baseball coach last year but wasn’t able to coach anymore because his shift changed.

The Whitmer Baseball organization tweeted out condolences, calling Stalker by his nickname, “O.J.”

A GoFundMe has been created by the same individual who ran the fundraiser for the family of slain TPD Officer Anthony Dia. It can be accessed by clicking this link.

Events Leading Up to the Standoff

Toledo Police Chief George Kral said there was a warrant out for a suspect’s arrest in relation to the Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral fire and vandalism that occurred early Monday morning.

A series of warrants shows that suspect to be Christopher A. Harris, 27.

Toledo police later confirmed Harris as the suspect involved in the Rosary Cathedral incident and the standoff in a press release sent early Tuesday.

Harris fired at officers during the standoff, striking Stalker, according to Toledo police. He was shot by police on scene and pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to Toledo Municipal Court documents, a warrant was issued for Harris for spray painting “Jesus is black” and “black” multiple times on Rosary Cathedral on Collingwood Boulevard on Monday morning.

He is also accused of pouring a flammable liquid on the doors of the cathedral and lighting it. There was damage to the doors but not the inside of the cathedral.

[Comment: Article dated January 18, 2021.]

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

It’s Like Magic! Lockdowns Are Ending All Over America Just Days After Biden’s Inauguration…

Isn’t it amazing how all of the lockdowns can now be lifted now that Donald Trump is no longer president? It has been less than a week since Joe Biden was inaugurated, and COVID restrictions are being ended in Michigan, Chicago, California and New York. What an odd coincidence, eh? Now that Democrats are running everything, it turns out that there is no longer any need for such fear-based control mechanisms. At this point, we are being told that happy days are here again and that the next four years are going to be just great.

Of course the economic devastation that was caused by all of the lockdowns is going to be with us for a while. The lockdowns permanently destroyed more than 100,000 small businesses, they plunged us into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and they sent suicide rates skyrocketing all over the globe.

But at least our rightful rulers are now back in control, and so it was a small sacrifice to make.

Sometimes I use sarcasm to express my frustrations, and there is much to be frustrated about these days.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Joe Biden’s America: Silence Everyone Who is Exposing Our Socialist Agenda

The Joe Biden administration to “root out” those considered dangerous to America — like conservatives.

Trump Supporters are ‘Insurgents’ & Need ‘Deprogramming’

It is happening, the reshaping of America under Illegitimate Biden — and it’s not going to be pretty.

From Conservative Treehouse:

“Former CIA Director John Brennan, the man who weaponized the CIA to target Hillary Clinton’s political opposition, appears on MSNBC to outline the intention of the JoeBama administration to identify political enemies; label them domestic terrorists; and remove them from the population.”

Are you a conservative or conservative Christian? How about a Libertarian? Do you love the Constitution and/or support the right to bear arms? Are you a law and order guy or gal?

According to former CIA director John Brennan, you are a danger to America.

From The Gateway Pundit:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Joe Biden: America is a “Nation of Morally Deprived” People Who Are “Less Prosperous” Due to Systemic Racism (Video)

Don’t you just love Democrats? With all of their self-hatred and rage packaged up to smear and berate the people they claim to represent.

Joe Biden delivered remarks on racial equality on Tuesday.

Only 2,200 tuned in to watch this painful speech on the YouTube White House Channel.

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

Literary Agent Fired for Having an Account on Gab and Parler

Colleen Oefelein, a former agent at The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, was fired after Twitter users complained that she was using anti-big tech platforms Gab and Parler.

Yesterday, the anonymous Twitter account YA Whispers tagged The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency and quote tweeted one of Oefelein’s tweet threads from November 2020 where she announced:

“I’m now also posting on Parler. It’s a great platform with no censorship! Giving away a few critiques there next week. Come find me.”

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

McConnell Celebrates Preservation of Filibuster as 2 Democrats Pledge No Changes

Despite losing his position as majority leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has won a significant victory in the opening days of Joe Biden’s presidency. Two Democrat senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, have both committed publicly to leaving the legislative filibuster in place.

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

Merck Scraps COVID Vaccines; Says it’s More Effective to Get the Virus and Recover

Vaccine manufacturer Merck has abandoned development of two coronavirus vaccines, saying that after extensive research it was concluded that the shots offered less protection than just contracting the virus itself and developing antibodies.

The company announced that the shots V590 and V591 were ‘well tolerated’ by test patients, however they generated an ‘inferior’ immune system response in comparison with natural infection.

The company stated that instead it will focus on research into therapeutic drugs labeled as MK-7110 and MK-4482.

The drugs aim to protect patients from the damage of an overactive immune response to the virus.

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

Microsoft Will Suspend Donations to Any GOP Lawmakers Who Challenged 2020 Election Results …update: Google Too!

Microsoft announced this past weekend the company will suspend donations to any GOP lawmakers who challenged fraud in the 2020 election.

Microsoft said in a statement, “The company believes that opposition to the Electoral College undermined American democracy and should have consequences.”

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

Mike Lindell Sues Daily Mail After Salacious Hit Piece on Him With Woman in West Village and Hamptoms — Two Places He’s Never Been to (Video)

Trump supporter and “My Pillow” founder Mike Lindell hired Gawker-killing attorney Charles Harder to go after The Daily Mail after a salacious hit piece was written about him having an affair with a woman named Jane Krakowski, someone he’s never met.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Permanently Banned From Twitter

Twitter has permanently banned the account of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell due to what it calls “repeated violations” of its civic integrity policy. Those violations involve Lindell’s propensity to post claims that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election.

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

New York City Mob Beats, Stomps on, Strips and Robs 26-Year-Old in Manhattan — Leave Him Naked and Bloody on the Street

De-Blasio’s New York City.

This is one of the more disturbing attacks you will see online this week.

A New York City gang beat, stomped on, stripped and robbed a 26-year-old in broad daylight.

Then they left him naked and bleeding in the street.

The New York City Police posted the video.

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

New York Teacher Couldn’t Teach in-Person, Could Molest Girl in-Person

New York City’s teachers’ union, like its counterparts around the country, has been doing everything possible to fight against the need to reopen schools.

New York finally reopened elementary schools, but the United Federation of Teachers has been fighting against reopening middle schools and high schools. The so-called solidarity caucus of 4,000 UFT teachers wants to close schools entirely. Other lefty elements in the UFT have been shrieking that making them do their jobs will kill them. This didn’t stop them from trekking off to Sharpton’s 50,000 bigot march in D.C. or from protesting in person against teaching in person.

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

Nick Sandmann Fires Attorney L. Lin Wood

The Covington Catholic teenager who won multiple financial settlements from mainstream media outlets for their defamatory coverage of his standoff with a Native American activist at the 2019 March for Life, has fired his high-profile lawyer.

Nicholas Sandmann ended his association with attorney L. Lin Wood after a series of social media posts in which Wood accused Vice President Mike Pence of committing “treason” for recognizing Joe Biden’s electoral victory. Wood proposed that Pence could “face execution by firing squad,” though he later retracted that claim and said his remarks were simply “rhetorical hyperbole.”

In a brief statement included in a court-filed affidavit, Sandmann formally ended his association with Wood.

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

Our Overlords Should Not Expect an Easy Populace to Rule

Seeking to tame a bunch of “live free or die,” “come and take it,” cowboy Americans will only make fools of those who try.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Portland SUV Driver Hits Multiple Pedestrians; One Dead

One person is dead after an SUV ran into multiple pedestrians in Portland, Oregon. Police have not yet revealed any information about the suspect’s identity or motive.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Portland Runner Avoids Being Hit by Car in Hit-and-Runs

‘It was coming pretty fast’: Runner avoids being hit by erratic driver during string of SE Portland crashes

PORTLAND, Ore. — Teresa Bergen was only hoping to get her three-mile run in when she came across the daunting hill that climbs Laurelhurst Park’s west side, near the park’s north edge.

Suddenly, she heard a car roaring behind her. Even though she was on the park’s pedestrian path, it’s not unusual for Bergen, a regular Laurelhurst runner, to hear city maintenance trucks as she treks through the space. Those vehicles usually slow down when they approach runners and walkers.

This vehicle was an SUV, not a maintenance truck. And it didn’t slow down.

“I was running up the path, wearing my hot pink jacket, which I usually think is safe because it has high visibility,” said Bergen, a Portland writer. “On this path, it’s usually wide enough for them to get around me.”

When it became clear that the car wasn’t going to slow down, Bergen scampered up an embankment, at, fortuitously, a steep spot where the car, had it chose to target her, could not have navigated the slope.

“It was coming pretty fast,” Bergen said. “There were so many fortunate things. I was on the right side of the path: On the left side, there’s a big drop-off, so I would have fallen down the hill. I didn’t have my dog, and I don’t know if I could have reeled him in fast enough. And, I don’t wear headphones when I run. If I did, I might not have even heard the car.”

Bergen’s account of the incident, at about 1 p.m., reveals what happened before the driver hit a pedestrian at Laurelhurst Park, then drove west on Southeast Stark Street, where the suspect eventually seemed to target a pedestrian at the corner of 19th and Washington Street…

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Pepper-Sprays Man After Being Confronted for ‘Not Wearing Mask’ At Local Pub, Audio Recording Captured

Wheeler said that he had warned the man he would spray him before doing so, though audio of the incident taken by Adams and obtained by a local news outlet did not capture this

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President Executive Order: Biden Has Signed a Record 33 in One Week

Joe Biden has signed a record thirty-three executive orders in just one week, a record for any President, and most of them directly reversing President Trump’s core policies.

Despite the apparent fact that Biden doesn’t even know what he’s signing, he has “issued 33 executive orders, actions, proclamations, memoranda and agency directives,” as CNN reports.

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Senator Ed Markey Claims Facebook Groups Are “Echo-Chambers of Misinformation, “ Demands More Censorship

Facebook groups have been subject to mass censorship over the last year with the tech giant vowing to cut recommendations to health groups and political groups, shutting down popular groups, and introducing numerous other measures that restrict the reach and functionality of groups.

Yet according to a report from The Markup, which tracked the group recommendations for 1,917 Facebook users via its Citizen Browser project, 12 political Facebook groups were still getting recommended to some users after Facebook vowed to stop recommending them.

Now, in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has demanded that Zuckerberg explain “this apparent inconsistency between your commitments and your platform’s practices” and provide “a detailed review of the steps you are currently taking and plan to take to stop Facebook from recommending political groups to its users” by February 9.

Markey also claimed that “many Facebook groups” are “breeding grounds for hate, echo chambers of misinformation, and venues for coordination of violence, including explicit planning for the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.”

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Side Effects and Data Gaps Raise Questions on COVID Vaccine

  • Reports of serious side effects to the COVID-19 vaccines have started emerging. Examples include persistent malaise and extreme exhaustion, anaphylactic reactions, multisystem inflammatory syndrome, chronic seizures and convulsions, paralysis and sudden death within hours or days
  • By December 18, 2020, 112,807 Americans had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 3,150 suffered one or more “health impact events.” That’s a side effect rate of 2.79%
  • While Pfizer claims its vaccine is 95% effective, this is the relative risk reduction. The absolute risk reduction is actually less than 1%
  • Analysis of recently released data suggests the relative risk reduction for Pfizer’s vaccine may actually be between 19% and 29% — far lower than the required licensing threshold of 50%
  • Studies have warned COVID-19 vaccines may result in more serious disease when exposed to the virus, either through antibody-dependent immune enhancement or pathogen priming that triggers an autoimmune response

[Conspiracy theory dream come true?]

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Texas Wins First Lawsuit Against Administration Within 6 Days of Biden Inauguration, Trump-Appointed Judge Halts His Illegal Deportation Freeze

Last week Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration for its illegal deportation freeze.

Biden signed an Executive Order last Wednesday putting a “temporary” 100-day freeze on deportations of illegal aliens.

Joe Biden put illegal aliens over taxpaying American citizens in his quest to destroy the US.

Paxton demanded Acting Secretary of Department of Homeland Security David Pekoske immediately rescind its “illegal, unconscionable deportation freeze.”

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The Attempt to Install a One-Party Oligarchy is Predestined to Fail

The obsession by the nation’s elites to rid themselves of the threat that Donald Trump posed to their hegemonic plans has prompted unforced and fatal errors. They are about to run headfirst into a brick wall.

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The Biden/Harris Treasonous Marxist Revolution

Trump’s list of accomplishments was published by the White House prior to his departure. Biden need only go through that list and by Executive Order (EO) overturn most of them. On his first afternoon in office, Biden signed a multitude of EOs and made the statement that he had no idea what he was signing. Kamala Harris told him to sign it anyway.

The communist coup d’état of America has been planned for decades and was thoroughly implemented over the last seventy years. We are now facing the purge and a full attack of communist reeducation camps for 80 million Trump supporters. Former Obama CIA Director, John Brennan claims Biden officials are moving at lightning speed to identify and root out “political opposition” from the American population. This closely resembles the Chinese detention and reeducation camps for their Uyghur population.

One has to wonder how long it will be before we’ll see book burning in America.After all, most of the classics have been banned from American education, including Homer and Shakespeare. Science-fiction writer Jon Del Arroztold the WSJ, “It’s a tragedy that this anti-intellectual movement of canceling the classics is gaining traction among educators and the mainstream publishing industry. Erasing the history of great works only limits the ability of children to become literate.”

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The Police State is Coming for “Religious Extremists”, “Evangelical Christians”, “Pro-Life” Activists and “Libertarians”

If you cherish faith, family and freedom, you might want to keep a low profile for a while. The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021 has been unveiled in Congress, and it has bipartisan support. It is essentially “the Patriot Act on steroids”, and we are being told that it is almost certain that some version of the legislation will make it to Biden’s desk for him to sign. Personally, I am very much against all forms of domestic terrorism, and a law which could help to prevent terror attacks from happening is going to sound like a good thing to a lot of people. Unfortunately, it appears that this bill is meant to specifically target certain groups, and as you read this article you may discover that you are a member of one or more of those groups.

Those that drafted this new law say that it will help authorities go after “extremists”, and very few of us would consider ourselves to be one of those.

But the definition of an extremist has changed. Tulsi Gabbard is one of the most prominent Democrats in the House of Representatives, and last year she ran for president. But even though she is a Democrat, she is warning that this new law appears to be “a targeting of almost half of the country”…

“What characteristics are we looking for as we are building this profile of a potential extremist, what are we talking about? Religious extremists, are we talking about Christians, evangelical Christians, what is a religious extremist? Is it somebody who is pro-life? Where do you take this?” Gabbard said.

She said the proposed legislation could create “a very dangerous undermining of our civil liberties, our freedoms in our Constitution, and a targeting of almost half of the country.”

It is fundamentally un-American to specifically target people for their religious beliefs, and so that is extremely alarming.

Gabbard is also warning that people with certain political perspectives are likely to be targeted as well…

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Trump Opens Office of the Former President to Continue “Agenda of the Trump Administration”

Former President Donald Trump has opened the “Office of the Former President,”according to a statement released on Monday.

The statement was released via a new email distribution system created by Trump’s former campaign manager, Brad Parscale, after the campaign had been barred from using its original distribution system.

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Twitter Censors Anti-Murderist for Citing Science

Dear Twitter:

I am an anti-murder journalist-activist.

I tweet out, among much else, data-driven analyses of the causes of the record 31% increase in gun murders in 2020 over 2019.

You have chosen to suspend my account for 12 hours on the grounds that these tweets are “hateful” and “promote violence,” when in obvious reality that are “data-filled” and are intended to educate the public about the causes of the enormous increase in murders in the US over the last 9 months so America can have a social science-informed conversation about how to lower the murder rate.

Please re-establish my Twitter account and issue a public apology to me for your pro-violence censorship.

Yours truly,

Steve Sailer

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Video: Texas Police Officer Threatens to Taser Man for Not Wearing a Mask

A video out of Texas shows a police officer threatening to taser a man for not wearing a mask inside a gas station store.

The clip shows the officer entering the store and immediately barking at the man, “Where’s your mask at?”

“What mask?” he responds.

“The mask that you’re required to wear by city ordinance,” responds the officer.

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Watch: Tulsi Gabbard Says Big Tech Are ‘Domestic Enemies, ‘ Worse Than Capitol Hill Rioters

Former Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard released a video on Tuesday suggesting that big tech companies, John Brennan, and Adam Schiff behave like “domestic enemies.”

“The mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6th to try to stop Congress from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities were behaving like domestic enemies of our country,” Gabbard prefaced.

“But let’s be clear, the John Brennans, Adam Schiffs, and oligarchs in big tech who are trying to undermine our constitutionally-protected rights and turn our country into a police state with KGB-style surveillance are also domestic enemies, and much more powerful and therefore dangerous than the mob that stormed the Capitol.”

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What Biden/Harris Will Do

We have essentially endured a four-year national paroxysm over nothing, and for nothing. Think about that. All of this hate and division was not rooted in “policy” whatsoever but in the political class’s hatred and contempt for even purely rhetorical challenges to its power.

So what will the Biden/Harris administration do?

For starters, they will assume only cowed opposition from the Mitch McConnell GOP. As Trump departs, national Republicans are eager and relieved to return to their role as the polite warmonger loser caucus. The party looks to wash away any vestiges of Trumpism and embrace the leadership of atavistic figures like Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney, and Nikki Haley. But Joe Biden and Kamala Harris clearly smell blood after recent events at the US Capitol and their Senate victories in Georgia, looking to fully repudiate Trump and hang the GOP in the process. More importantly, they are under tremendous pressure from their left progressive flank, having relied on Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren supporters while championing Antifa, BLM, and LGBT causes as centerpieces of their campaign.

Therefore we should expect a muscular progressive agenda advanced by Biden, some of it in the first hundred days via executive orders of dubious legality. Helpfully, incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain issued a memo outlining all the robust actions Biden will take immediately to remove any whiff of Donald Trump’s presence from the Beltway.

We should expect national covid mandates and lockdowns, aggressive climate change regulations, Medicare for All legislation, student loan forgiveness, and a host of federal rules perversely focused on race, gender, and sexuality in government, schools, workplaces, and corporate boardrooms. Amnesty for immigrants will be front and center, along with DC and Puerto Rican statehood. Supreme Court-packing will be a particularly contentious topic, as many Democrats think two Trump appointees are illegitimate and conservatives in the Senate see the judicial branch as the last bulwark against the Left.

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You Know There Was Industrial-Scale Election Fraud. What Can be Done?

One way or another, the truth will out. Here’s a thought on how that might happen.

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Canada Parliament Labels US Far-Right Proud Boys Group ‘A Terrorist Entity’

Canada’s parliament on Monday unanimously passed a motion calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to designate the right-wing Proud Boys as a banned terrorist group.

The motion is purely symbolic, but the government has said authorities are monitoring the group and collecting evidence that could support the move.

Put forward by the fourth-ranked New Democrats, the motion states that the government should “use all available tools to address the proliferation of white supremacists and hate groups, starting with the immediate designating of Proud Boys as a terrorist entity.”

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MPs Unanimously Agree to Urge Feds to Designate Proud Boys a Terrorist Entity

…The motion, introduced by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh passed with unanimous consent in the House of Commons on Monday.

…The move comes after thousands of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.

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Austria: Chechen ‘Morality Gang’ Arrested After Threat to Behead Children

Austrian police arrested four members of a Chechen “morality gang” in Vienna for threatening to behead another man’s children if he did not give them money.

The young Chechens, aged between 21 and 25, demanded €5,000 from their victim, telling him that they knew where he worked, where his family lives, and where his two children attended school.

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BBC Trains Staff How to Drink Water in One-Hour ‘Wellness’ Course

Britain’s publicly funded broadcaster, the BBC, has been branded a “complete joke” after it was revealed it has offered staff a one-hour course on how to drink water.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the BBC has produced a series of so-called ‘wellness’ webinars aimed at helping staff maintain mental and physical health.

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COVID: Dutch Curfew Riots Rage for Third Night

More than 180 people were arrested in 10 Dutch cities as protesters defying a curfew clashed with riot police for a third night running.

Shops in Rotterdam were looted and police used water cannon, as rioters resisted latest Covid restrictions.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte condemned “criminal violence” and the justice minister said the curfew would remain.

The Dutch chief of police said the riots no longer had “anything to do with the basic right to demonstrate”.

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EU Complains Brexit Britain Not Giving Bloc Diplomatic Privileges is ‘Not Friendly’

The EU has complained that Brexit Britain’s refusal to treat the bloc like a sovereign state by offering its mission staff diplomatic immunity is “unacceptable”, demanding its representatives stationed in the UK be given higher-level privileges “without delay”.

Last week it was revealed that the UK would not offer the EU Ambassador João Vale de Almeida or his staff diplomatic protection under the Vienna Convention, over concerns it would set a precedent, with other international bodies demanding the same rights as sovereign states.

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EU Threatens to Restrict Exports of Vaccines, Blocking Shipments to UK

Brussels has ordered all drugs manufacturers producing vaccines against the Chinese coronavirus in the bloc to inform them before exporting to non-EU nations, giving the bloc powers to stop exports to countries including the UK.

The move came as a result of anger in Brussels when Pfizer announced that it would be providing 50 million fewer doses — a reduction of 60 per cent — to the political bloc due to manufacturing problems at its Belgian labs.

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Facebook to Hand Out Millions to Prop Up British Mainstream Media Outlets

Facebook has struck a deal that will see the mainstream media in Britain rake in millions, as the social media giant again prioritises the corporate press over independent media.

On Tuesday, the Silicon Valley company announced that it will launch its Facebook News service in the UK — the first country outside of the United States — after it signed deals with British MSM outlets including Sky News, the Financial Times, the Daily Mail and The Guardian as well as a selection of local news sites.

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France: Man Converts to Islam, Joins Two Other Muslims in Robbery Plot to Get ‘Jihadist Booty’

There is a whole chapter of the Qur’an entitled “Booty,” or “The Spoils of War”: sura 8. It details how Muslims can collect such booty in battle and how they must pay a fifth to the Islamic authorities (see 8:41).

“Robbery and terrorism project: three Stéphanois radicalized in court,” translated from “Projet de braquage et terrorisme: trois Stéphanois radicalise’s devant la justice,” by Hélène Jaffiol, Le Progre’s, January 22, 2021 (thanks to Mason).

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France: Muslim Groups Claim Republican Charter is ‘Prejudicial to the Honor of Muslims, With an Accusatory Tone’

What will happen next? Which side will back down? Will the French accept that to resist Sharia and Islamization is “Islamophobic”? Or will the Muslim groups wholeheartedly and sincerely adopt the values of the French Republic? What do you think?

“French Muslim Groups Censure Macron-Pushed ‘Republican Charter,’“ Tasnim News Agency, January 23, 2021 (thanks to Henry).

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Police Break Up Seven Parties in Spain’s Marbella as COVID Lockdown Flouters Continue to Break Rules

Policia Nacional have busted seven illegal parties in Marbella, including one held in a hotel and two others in nightclubs.

Hundreds of lockdown flouters were slapped with fines and warnings over the weekend in Marbella as police cracked down on breaches of coronavirus restictions

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Polish President: “The Offensive of Neo-Marxist Content Online is Powerful”

Polish President Andrzej Duda admitted in interview for Sieci weekly that the pandemic period has not helped protect the values of freedom. In fact, the opposite has occurreed.

“We must wear masks, some countries impose curfew and massive restrictions on gatherings — there is little freedom overall,” he said.

The Polish president stressed that these limitations anger young people and their spontaneous demonstrations show how much they miss the feeling of freedom and yearn for a return to normal life.

In terms of threats to freedom of speech in particular, Duda agreed that Big Tech’s increase in censorship is having a serious effect.

“Essentially terrorist organizations are not being blocked on Twitter on Facebook. Several dictators can express their views and send their content throughout the world. Meanwhile, the President of the United States has been banned. That is very odd, to say the least,” he said in reference to former President Donald Trump’s Twitter ban.

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‘Stop EU Propaganda!’ French MEP Lashes Out at Brussels After UK Success ‘On Its Own’

THE European Union’s coronavirus vaccine programme has been brutally dismantled by French MEP Thierry Mariani who hailed Brexit Britain’s efforts in the fight against the virus.

The National Rally MEP blasted Brussels’ coronavirus vaccinations chaos as he urged europhiles across the continent to drop the “propaganda” hailing the success of the coordinated efforts of the bloc. Mr Mariani also lamented the EU’s reluctance to consider the approval of non-western vaccines.

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UK COVID Cops Threaten £200 Fines for People Having Snowball Fights

Police in the UK enforcing coronavirus lockdown restrictions are threatening people with £200 fines if they engage in snowball fights or sledging.

Yes, really.

Snow fell in many parts of the country over the weekend, providing a welcome distraction to the fact that the country has been under some form of lockdown for the best part of 10 months.

However, this prompted authorities to become even more draconian, urging people not to engage in snowball fights or sledging or face the risk of being fined.

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UK Launches Inquiry Into Jihad Recruitment in Prison: ‘Terrorists Automatically Achieve a Sort of Status’

It’s about time. Jihadists are reportedly ruling prisons, where “vulnerable” infidel prisoners are paying the Islamic jizya. A government report since 2019 revealed that Muslim gangs in prison were forcing inmates to convert to Islam or face violence. Experts have long warned that UK prisons had turned into “a breeding ground for extremists to spread their behaviours and ideas.” One can only imagine the outcome when they are released back onto the streets of Britain among the infidel citizenry as even more hardened jihadists, along with those whom they managed to convert. Even prison officers are being attacked in British jails.

Less than two weeks ago, Jihad Watch reported about prison chaplain Pastor Paul Song, who was fired and banned for 10 years for warning about “Islamic extremism” in jails. Whoever fired him needs to be reviewed by the Ministry of Justice. Song finally got a court hearing after his ordeal. Let’s hope there is justice for this chaplain and all the prisoners who are being beaten and bullied by jihadists. There needs to be a zero tolerance for jihad activity in British jails.

According to the Guardian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Justice has stated: “Our tough measures to stop extremists spreading their poisonous ideologies in prison have been stepped up…We ended the automatic early release of terrorists and our new legislation means they will also face tougher sentences and monitoring on release.”

These jihadists also need to be isolated.

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UK: South Yorkshire Police Called to Almost 50 Illegal Coronavirus Gatherings Last Weekend

South Yorkshire Police were called to almost 50 illegal indoor gatherings last weekend as England entered its third week in the latest national lockdown.

Officers were called to a total of 282 coronavirus related incidents on the weekend of January 23 and 24.

In total 61 fixed penalty notices were handed out, 49 of which were for illegal indoor gatherings.

The force also dished out a £1,000 fine to someone in the county after reports that they had ignored instructions to self-isolate for coronavirus.

Since the third nation lockdown was introduced in England on January 4 South Yorkshire Police have issued hundreds of fines to people for breaking the rules.

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UK: Video: COVID Police Enter Home to Break Up Baby Shower Party

A video out of the UK shows police in London entering a home to break up a baby shower party after a neighbor snitched on the family.

The clip shows officers entering a property in Hornchurch in east London to find 20 people sat round a table which is full of food. There is an archway of pink balloons at one end of the room.

“We’ve had a call because you’re all here. Obviously, you’re breaking Covid rules,” states one of the officers after asking who lives at the address.

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Warning Over ‘Pro-EU’ Stitch-Up in Italy as PM Resigns — Furious Salvini Issues Alert

MATTEO SALVINI has furiously lashed out at Giuseppe Conte’s plan to form an ultra-europhile government, as he called for Italy to go back to the polls immediately.

The eurosceptic Lega leader is pushing for an immediate snap election after the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation today. Mr Conte handed in his resignation to the head of state Sergio Mattarella after a morning cabinet meeting to inform his ministers.

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WHO Says Keep Giving Elderly the COVID Vaccine Despite Numerous Deaths

Despite the fact that 23 elderly people in Norway died after receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, the World Health Organization is urging health officials to continue giving it to seniors.

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Yet Another Study Shows — Yet Again — that Lockdowns Don’t Work

Although advocates for covid-19 lockdowns continue to insist that they save lives, actual experience keeps suggesting otherwise.

On a national level, just eyeballing the data makes this clear. Countries that have implemented harsh lockdowns shouldn’t expect to have comparatively lower numbers of covid-19 deaths per million.

In Italy and the United Kingdom, for example, where lockdowns have been repeatedly imposed, death totals per million remain among the worst in the world. Meanwhile, in the United States, states with the harshest lockdown rules-such as New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts are among the states with the worst total deaths.

Lockdown advocates, of course, are likely to argue that if researchers control for a variety of other variables, then we’re sure to see that lockdowns have saved millions of lives. Yet research keeps showing us this simply isn’t the case.

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A Country Divided by Our National Day: ‘Invasion Day’ Marches Turn Violent Across Australia… While Others Wearing Aussie Flag Bikinis Let Their Hair Down and Party to Celebrate January 26th

While thousands of Australians carried on the traditional Australia Day cheer with sun-soaked barbecues and a trip to the beach, it appears evident the nation’s appetite for a rowdy celebration is over.

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‘At Least They Can Cover the Towing Fee’: Bizarre Moment Convoy of $150k Maseratis Become Bogged After Trying to Drive on Sand Dunes — With Locals Slamming the Attempt as ‘The Dumbest Thing They’Ve Ever Seen’

Newcastle residents have criticised tourists for driving the cars onto Stockton Beach, north of Sydney, even though they are not 4WDs.

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Awkward Moment Man Frantically Takes Off His Australian Flag Cape and Sits on it After Stumbling Into an ‘Invasion Day’ Gathering in Byron Bay

The man was filmed standing in the playground at Apex Park, near Main Beach, on Tuesday, as the nation marked January 26 with both protests and celebrations.

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Chaotic Scenes in Sydney as Cops Crash Wild Beach Parties and Tip Out Booze Bottles While Scantily-Clad Revellers Let Loose on Australia Day

Pictures taken throughout the day on Tuesday show crowds packed into Gordon’s Bay, disregarding Covid-related social distancing orders.

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Heartwarming Moment Proud Aussie Muslims Honour ‘Unifying’ Australia Day With Moving Flag Raising Ceremony — But Make One Very Easy Mistake

Worshippers at a Western Sydney mosque are so patriotic on January 26 they didn’t even notice a New Zealand flag was hoisted in a ceremony to celebrate Australia Day.

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Horror at a Sydney Train Station as a Man is Viciously Stabbed During a Wild Gang-Related Brawl — as Police Arrest 15 Teenagers

A man has been stabbed during a gang fight at a busy Sydney train station. The teenager, 18, suffered several stab wounds to his thigh and shoulder and was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

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Margaret Court Declares Her Australia Day Honour Was ‘A Long Time Coming’ And She Has No Intention of Handing it Back

Margaret Court has declared she will not give back her Companion to the Order of Australia award — saying the honour was for her tennis career and was ‘a long time coming’.

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Outraged Locals Fighting Back Against Greedy Chinese Developers Who Took Over Resort Island Stage Australia Day Protest Against Company They Say Turned Their Paradise Into a Living Hell

China Bloom snapped up a portion of Keswick Island in Queensland ‘s Whitsundays region for $20million on a 99-year lease almost two years ago.

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370 Rescued Migrants Arrive in Sicily

More than 370 migrants have arrived in Sicily after they were picked up off the Libyan coast by a rescue ship. Most are from sub-Saharan Africa, and many are unaccompanied children. The ship’s crew says it was a huge relief that they were given permission to dock.

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French Identitarians’ New ‘Defend Europe’ Mission Sparks Government Anger After Revealing Total Lack of Border Security With Spain

“Generation Identitaire is securing the border” to confront “the rise of the Islamist threat and the massive arrival of illegal migrants”, a press release published on Jan. 18 by the French Identitarian youth organization explained.

Last week, some 30 young Identitarian activists from Génération Identitaire launched a new “Defend Europe” mission at the Col du Portillon pass in the Pyrenees mountains, at the border with Spain. On Jan. 5, Prefect Étienne Guyot, who is the French government’s direct representative in the department of Haute-Garonne, announced that he had ordered the closure of the border at the Col du Portillon mountain pass because of the “terrorist threat which remains very high at national level” and of “sustained movements of migrants”.

On Jan. 18, French Identitarian activists embarked on an action with the goal to check whether the border had really been shut down at the mountain pass as Guyot claimed.

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Illegal Migrants Begin the Dangerous Journey to the Canary Islands From Africa’s Sahara

Although it is currently the most dangerous migration route, in recent months, more and more people have set out to reach Spain’s Canary Islands. The 500-kilometer-long journey from Africa to the Canary Islands begins in the Sahara, where human smugglers are hiding boats long the coast to evade security services, according to Czech news portal Idnes.cz.

The Czech news portal cites a report from the Associated Press involving an AP reporter and photographer waiting until after dark to join people smugglers in Dakhla, Western Sahara, as they drove inland from the busy port. The driver, followed by a vehicle with a fixer, passes a police checkpoint with no problems. At a certain point, he turns off the highway into a dark, seemingly endless desert.

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Italian Courts Engulfed in Thousands of Asylum Appeal Cases

Italian courts are currently overwhelmed with thousands of asylum seeker cases, as migrants appeal their asylum rejections.

There are at least 140,000 asylum applications submitted by migrants that still have no final response. While the Territorial Commissions initially dismiss many of them, the number of appeals has engulfed the Italian court system.

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Pro-Migrant Group ‘Hijacks’ Amazon Product Reviews to Raise Awareness for Migrants

A French pro-migrant group in Calais “hijacked” product reviews on Amazon to call for support for migrants in the city and to collect donations.

The group L’Auberge des Migrants (Migrants’ Hostel) made an Amazon wishlist of products to purchase for illegal aliens residing at Calais camps. Migrants left reviews of the products, commenting on the conditions in the makeshift facilities in which they lived.

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UK: London Court Hands Down Heavy Sentences to ‘Death Truck’ Gang

The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales (colloquially known as the Old Bailey from the street where it is located) handed down long prison sentences to members of a group of people smugglers who tried to bring 39 Vietnamese nationals into England in October 2019. The Vietnamese, crammed into the hold of the truck, all died.

Hungarian news agency MTI reports that the court sentenced the two organizers of the human trafficking network, Ronan Hughes and Gheorghe Nica, a Romanian citizen, to 20 and 27 years in prison, respectively, and Eamonn Harrison, a truck driver, to 18 years in prison for 39 counts of homicide. Harrison transported the trailer in which the 39 Vietnamese were traveling to the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

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Meet Your Replacement

The robots are coming . Not only to take your jobs, but to shout at you if you fail to comply with lockdown measures.

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Now They’re Trying to Ban Telegram

If it isn’t controlled by Silicon Valley billionaire tech oligarchs it has to go!

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Private and Encrypted Messaging Apps

As in most cases, a 100% guarantee of privacy is almost impossible but using the apps recommended on this page will dramatically increase your levels of privacy from Big Tech, depending on your use case.

There are many reasons people want more privacy in their lives — whether it’s simply to move away from tech giants, to avoid having their conversations being used to profile them for advertising or for dissidents to avoid government snooping.

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

Some Employees Are Annoyed Signal Can’t be Censored

Several anonymous current and one former named employee are reportedly worried that Signal, the end-to-end encrypted messaging app that has seen huge growth in recent months, is not doing enough to police speech happening on the platform and enforce rules that would “remove bad actors.”

Signal, along with Telegram, gained millions of new users after Facebook’s latest privacy undermining policy changes, this time affecting the giant’s WhatsApp messaging app. And as people are leaving WhatsApp and discovering and joining alternative, more secure platforms, that also have business models ensuring data privacy — these apps started coming under attack from the outside, from some corporate media and political circles.

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

The Plan for a Global System of Slavery

Story at-a-glance

  • A slavery system, steeped in the ideologies of transhumanism and technocracy, is being created right before our eyes — and the current lockdowns, closing of small businesses and the redefinition of “normal” are all part of a planned global governance system that will end sovereignty and individual rights
  • How do you implement a financial system that no one wants? You frighten people with an invisible enemy, such as a virus, and then capitalize on that fear, saying that this new system is necessary because the pandemic destroyed the old system
  • The pandemic also allows for the implementation of new, more invasive surveillance systems
  • The riots in the U.S. were not random. It appears more likely that they were part of a real estate acquisition plan
  • Pandemic measures have severely limited people’s ability to congregate and share information face-to-face. Internet censorship by Big Tech has decimated information sharing even further. Ultimately, they’re trying to get people to buy into a solution before they understand the full ramifications of doing so

[Comment: Highly recommended video interview with Catherine austin Fitts.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter Encourages Users to Snitch on Each Other With ‘Birdwatch’ Feature

Social media giant Twitter has announced a new feature called “Birdwatch” which aims to encourage users to police and flag each other’s tweets if they believe they spread misinformation. The company claims it wants to “broaden the range of voices” fighting against misinformation, but the feature has the potential to devolve into flagging wars between different factions of users.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

YouTube Has Now Removed Over 500,000 Videos Under Its COVID-19 Rules

YouTube has published fresh stats revealing the extent of its censorship and editorialization amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter about the video-sharing platform’s priorities for 2021, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote that more than 500,000 videos have been purged from the platform under its COVID-19 policies since February 2020.

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

5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/26/2021

  1. Rich have not realised that robots won’t buy their stuff just as they fail to realise migrants from the third world don’t buy their stuff. Mobiles and computers but the food and all the home items.

    • They don’t need us to buy their stuff. Not much longer, anyways. Robot upkeep is all it will take… and the bought servicing classes…

      After all, can’t you just make a few cars for the elite, once you have robotized? Or any widgets?

  2. More Cyber Crimes, Attributed To Russia, Are Shown To Have Come From Elsewhere
    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/01/more-cyber-crimes-attributed-to-russia-are-shown-to-have-come-from-elsewhere.html#more

    When the Political Party Becomes the State
    Why the push for equity and sameness is a dangerous prospect for American citizens, in particular marginalized communities https://torrancestephensphd.substack.com/p/when-the-political-party-becomes

    MCCABE DECLASSIFICATION CONFIRMS — Rosenstein offered to wear wire on Trump…
    https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/obstruction-boomerang-fbi-knew-comey-firing-was-planned

    Facebook Is Allowing Antifa To Post Jobs On Their Platform – RECRUITING CHILDREN From High School-Elementary Ages
    https://www.rightjournalism.com/facebook-is-allegedly-allowing-antifa-to-post-jobs-on-their-platform-recruiting-children-from-high-school-elementary-ages/

  3. Biden Restarts Plan to Replace Andrew Jackson With Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

    Just a quote about Andrew Jacskon from the wikipedia:

    “On January 30, 1835, what is believed to be the first attempt to kill a sitting President of the United States occurred just outside the United States Capitol. When Jackson was leaving through the East Portico after the funeral of South Carolina Representative Warren R. Davis, Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter from England, tried to shoot Jackson with two pistols, both of which misfired.”

    And a few quotes from Andrew Jackson himself:

    “The Bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me, but I shall kill it.”

    “I killed the bank.”

  4. I am looking forward to the commiecrat attempt to push their diversity 20 bill up our collective backsides, that is what a sharpie is for and I encourage everybody to carry one and deface that abomination. When the cost of printing new bills costs more than what it is worth, they will go back to a Jackson face.

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