Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/30/2021

On the first night after lockdown-violation fines were raised from £200 to £800, police in England issued thousands of pounds worth of fines to people who were caught attending illegal parties. Meanwhile, out of concern for public health, police in Austria denied permits for 15 of 17 planned anti-lockdown protests in Vienna.

In other news, indigenous leaders in Alaska said that the sustainability of their communities will be harmed by President Biden’s executive orders on oil and gas.

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Financial Crisis
» Analysis: Robinhood and Reddit Protected From Lawsuits by User Agreement, Congress
» Watch: GameStop Rebellion is Populist Successor to Trump and Brexit, Says Farage
 
USA
» 39-Year-Old Nurse Aide Dies ‘Within 48 Hours’ Of Receiving Mandated COVID-19 Shot
» Biden HUD Nominee Rep. Marcia Fudge Advocates Socialism: ‘Sometimes, It’s Not Level’ To ‘Treat Everyone the Same’
» Biden’s Goal ‘Is to Put Gun Makers Out of Business’
» Bill Barr Appointed Prosecutor Who Indicted Pro-Trump Twitter User for Posting 2016 Election Memes
» Chicago Teacher Accuses White Parents of Trying to Kill Black People by Wanting Schools Open
» Conservatives Must Now Draw a Line in the Sand and Stop the “Great Reset”
» Controversial Statue of Gandhi Ripped Down, Vandalized in Davis’ Central Park
» Democrats Introduce Bill to ‘Massively Expand’ Mail-in Voting
» GOP Likely to Pick Up Another House Seat
» How a Portland Radical Murdered a Trump Supporter — and Became a Hero for Antifa
» Indigenous Alaskan Leaders Say Biden’s Oil-Related Executive Orders Threaten Their Communities
» Portland Hit-and-Run Motorist Previously Used Woodland Address
» Sephora Cuts Ties With Beauty Influencer for Being a Conservative, Says Republicans ‘Aren’t Aligned’ With Their Values
» Spotify Granted Patent That Allows it to Listen to Your Room, Monitor Your Emotions
» The Marxist War on Art and America
» TSA Harasses Proud Boys Chairman on Family Vacation
» Twitter Suspends Gateway Pundit for Posting Virginia Court Ruling on Virginia Mail-in Ballots — Claims the Court Ruling Incites Violence!
» With the Super Bowl Approaching, L.A. County Tells Re-Opened Restaurants to Turn Off TVs
» Would You be Considered a Domestic Terrorist Under This New Bill?
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria: Muslim Gang of Sharia Enforcers Threatens to Behead Children
» Austrian Police Ban Major Weekend Lockdown Protests in Vienna
» British Military Need Permits to Move Around UK Under BoJo Brexit Deals
» EU Imposes Hard Border on Northern Ireland to Seize Vaccines, Then Backs Down
» Germany: Muslim Stabs Man, Nearly Kills Him for Seeing His Sister Without Her Hijab
» Icelandic Doctor Hjalti Mar Björnsson and Robert Spencer: Emergency Treatment or Intentional Negligence?
» Italy: ‘Turf War Sparked Mass Youth Street Fight in Gallarate’
» New UK Law Allows Police to Access Data of People Who Are Self-Isolating
» Twitter Suspends Spanish Political Party After ‘Stop Islamisation’ Campaign
» UK Professor Who Warned Who About COVID-19 Says ‘Disease X’ Pandemic is Around Corner
» UK Wants to Use Children as Covert Agents to Spy on Their Parents
» UK: 11 Rule Breakers Fined as Police Break Up 2 House Parties in Nottinghamshire Overnight
» UK: At Least 69 Monuments and Memorials Removed or Renamed Amid Ongoing BLM Mania
» UK: Basingstoke Man Fined for Attending Banwen Rave in August
» UK: Portsmouth University Students Caught Flouting Lockdown Laws
» UK: Thousands of Pounds Worth of New COVID Party Fines Issued on First Night
» Watch: UK Police Harass and Arrest People for Going to Work, Shops
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» The View From Israel on Biden
 
Middle East
» 476,000 Israelis in West Bank in 2020
 
South Asia
» Indonesian Gay Couple Whipped for Sharia-Banned Sex
 
Far East
» A Chinese Company Tried to Use COVID Testing Sites to Collect American DNA: Report
» New Report Finds Hundreds of Twitter Accounts Linked to China Sowed Discord Before and After Election
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Boko Haram: ‘Repent and Covert to Islam’ — Shekau Tells New CDS, Irabor
 
Immigration
» UK: Five Are Arrested Over Migrant Riot at Ex-Army Barracks ‘Torched by Angry Asylum Seekers’ After They Were Told They Would Not be Transferred to a Hotel Because of COVID Outbreak
» UN Calls on EU to Stop Migrant Pushbacks at Its Borders
 
Culture Wars
» After COVID, Davos Moves to Great Reset
» Epoch Times Statement on YouTube Demonetization
 

Analysis: Robinhood and Reddit Protected From Lawsuits by User Agreement, Congress

(Reuters) — Robinhood Markets Inc’s user agreement is likely to protect the brokerage app from a barrage of lawsuits filed by customers after it blocked a frenzied trading rally in companies such as GameStop Corp that was fueled on social media forums.

The owners of internet platforms where much of the discussion took place are likewise shielded from liability for users’ activity under a 25-year-old law known as Section 230.

At least a dozen proposed class action lawsuits accuse Robinhood of breaching its contract with customers when it restricted trading on Thursday.

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

Watch: GameStop Rebellion is Populist Successor to Trump and Brexit, Says Farage

Nigel Farage has hailed the GameStop rebellion as the natural successor to the populist movement which carried Brexit and Donald Trump to victory in 2016.

The Reform UK party leader said he is “with the ordinary traders” in the so-called Reddit Revolution, in which millions of small-time investors have collectively taken on giant hedge funds through buying heavily shorted stocks such as Gamestop and AMC — causing massive losses on Wall Street.

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

39-Year-Old Nurse Aide Dies ‘Within 48 Hours’ Of Receiving Mandated COVID-19 Shot

Janet L. Moore, a nurse aide at Admirals Pointe Nursing Home (APNH) in Huron, was found unresponsive in her car outside her apartment complex on December 31 around 8:00 p.m., her brother Jacob Gregory told LifeSiteNews.

“She was coming home from work and as soon as she drove into her parking lot she passed away,” he said. “According to her neighbors she wasn’t feeling good directly after the vaccine, and then ever since the vaccine she was actually feeling nauseated, she’d have like migraines and stuff like that. And then, within 48 hours, she ended up passing away.”

When asked if he knew the brand of the vaccine, Gregory, who lives in Akron, said, “According to my brother, it was by Pfizer, but I’m not absolutely sure on that.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden HUD Nominee Rep. Marcia Fudge Advocates Socialism: ‘Sometimes, It’s Not Level’ To ‘Treat Everyone the Same’

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development nominee Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) appeared to advocate for socialist practices on Thursday as Sen. Tom Cotton (R— AR) quizzed her on the difference between equality and equity, telling the senator, “Sometimes, it’s not level if you just say, ‘Let’s just treat everyone the same.’“

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden’s Goal ‘Is to Put Gun Makers Out of Business’

During the 2020 campaign, Joe Biden promised a long list of gun control regulations. There is a reason that Michael Bloomberg spent $125 million helping Biden in Florida and something over $600 million nationally in the general election.

The agenda includes: classifying many semi-automatic rifles and magazines holding more than 10 bullets as Class 3 weapons (which can require nine months or more for approval and a $200 fee), national gun licensing, “red flag” laws that let judges take away people’s guns without a hearing, background checks on the private transfer of guns, and bans on some semi-automatic firearms that happen to look like military weapons.

The first gun control bill that Biden will push in his first 100 days would make gun makers and sellers civilly liable for misuse of guns they sell. That means people could sue manufacturers whenever a crime, accident, or suicide occurs with a gun. We aren’t talking about cases where there was a product liability issue or where laws are violated, such as selling a gun without a valid background check. While it isn’t stated, the goal is to put the gun makers out of business.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bill Barr Appointed Prosecutor Who Indicted Pro-Trump Twitter User for Posting 2016 Election Memes

Case targeting Trump supporters who posted Twitter memes in 2016 was put together in 2020 under Barr’s Department of Justice

Seth DuCharme, the Eastern District of New York Acting U.S. Attorney who indicted pro-Trump Twitter user Douglas Mackey for “disseminating misinformation” in the form of memes during the 2016 election cycle, was appointed to his position in 2020 by disgraced former Attorney General Bill Barr.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago Teacher Accuses White Parents of Trying to Kill Black People by Wanting Schools Open

A Chicago school teacher argued this week that parents who want their children to return to the classroom are little more than entitled white maniacs who are willing to gamble with the lives of minorities to further their own selfishness.

The Chicago Teacher’s Union is currently engaged in a stalemate with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools Chief Janice Jackson, according to WBEZ-FM. Both officials have ordered the city’s schools reopened, but the union, as teachers unions do, is throwing a fit and putting kids last.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Conservatives Must Now Draw a Line in the Sand and Stop the “Great Reset”

Biden himself is not all that important; he is nothing more than a foil for bigger events and a proxy for more nefarious people. His presence signals that the “Great Reset” agenda is fully greenlit. This agenda has a pretty obvious set of goals, many of them openly admitted to by the World Economic Forum, and some of them strongly implied by the extreme political left and the media. They include:

1.   Perpetual pandemic lockdowns and economic controls until the population submits to medical tyranny.
2.   Medical passports and contact tracing as a part of everyday life.
3.   The censorship and de-platforming of all voices that oppose the agenda.
4.   Greatly reduced economic activity in the name of stopping “climate change”.
5.   Greatly increased poverty and the loss of private property.
6.   The introduction of “Universal Basic Income” in which the government becomes the all-powerful welfare provider and nursemaid for a generation of dependent and desperate people.
7.   A cashless society and digital currency system where privacy in trade is completely erased.
8.   creation of a “shared economy” in which no one will own anything and independent production is outlawed.
9.   The deletion of national borders and the end of sovereignty and self-determination.
10.   The centralization of global political power into the hands of a select few elitists.
 

Now, you would think that most sensible people would be opposed to such a dystopian agenda. It would inevitably lead to mass death in economic terms, as well as war. Unless you are a psychopath that gets a vicarious thrill from the brutal oppression of millions of people, or you are a globalist that stands to gain immense power, there is nothing about the Reset that benefits you.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Controversial Statue of Gandhi Ripped Down, Vandalized in Davis’ Central Park

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi that has generated controversy in Davis’ Sikh community for several years was ripped from its base in Davis’ Central Park early this week.

According to Deputy Chief Paul Doroshov of the Davis Police Department, the statue, broken off at the ankles and the top half of its head broken off, was found by a park worker around 9 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators are still unsure of when exactly the statue was torn down or what the motive may have been.

“Seeing as it’s a cultural icon to a portion of the people in Davis, we are taking it very seriously,” Doroshov said. “If anybody from the public has any information as to who did this and why, we’d really like to hear from them.”

The 6-foot-3, 650-pound bronze Gandhi Statue of Peace has stood in the park since 2016. It was a gift from the Indian government. But its installation was met with protests and outrage from Sikh residents and activists, who have accused Gandhi of genocide, racism and molestation.

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

Democrats Introduce Bill to ‘Massively Expand’ Mail-in Voting

Democrat lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill dubbed the “Vote at Home Act,” which seeks to “massively expand vote-at-home ballot access,” enacting automatic voter registration and providing voters with pre-paid ballot envelopes.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

GOP Likely to Pick Up Another House Seat

It is January 30th and we still have an undecided House election.

Of course, it’s “undecided” because the Republican is leading.

Republican Candidate Claudia Tenney’s lead in New York has grown to 122 votes.

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

How a Portland Radical Murdered a Trump Supporter — and Became a Hero for Antifa

During the 2020 riots sparked by the police-custody death of George Floyd, journalist ANDY NGO embedded with Antifa groups on the West Coast and witnessed first-hand how left-wing protestors can spread their own brand of violence. In an excerpt from his new book, “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy” (Center Street), out Tuesday, he details the murder of a Trump supporter at the hands of an Antifa radical, who was instantly hailed as a hero for his crime, and later a martyr…

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

Indigenous Alaskan Leaders Say Biden’s Oil-Related Executive Orders Threaten Their Communities

Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat (VOICE), a native Alaskan activist group, criticizedPresident Joe Biden’s recent executive orders that they claim threaten the “sustainability” of their indigenous communities.

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

Portland Hit-and-Run Motorist Previously Used Woodland Address

A former Woodland man pleaded not guilty this week to a murder charge, accused of killing one person and injuring nine others when he allegedly purposely hit 10 pedestrians and bicyclists in Portland.

Paul Rivas, 64, was charged with 14 felonies in Multnomah County Circuit Court, including second-degree murder for the death of 77-year-old Jean Gerich of Portland.

At the time of his arrest following the violent Jan. 25 hit-and-run rampage in southeast Portland, he was under a no-contact order with a previous victim of a crime in Clark County, according to court documents.

Police said Rivas currently lives in Oregon City, Ore., but that he previously used a Woodland address.

In 2019, Rivas pleaded guilty to second-degree voyeurism, a misdemeanor, in Clark County Superior Court…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Sephora Cuts Ties With Beauty Influencer for Being a Conservative, Says Republicans ‘Aren’t Aligned’ With Their Values

The beauty store Sephora has cancelled all future partnerships and cut ties with beauty influencer Amanda Ensing for being a conservative.

The makeup shop responded to liberal activists who were outraged that they would dare to work with a Republican by saying that she “shared content on social media that is not aligned with Sephora’s values around inclusivity.”

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

Spotify Granted Patent That Allows it to Listen to Your Room, Monitor Your Emotions

Music streaming platform Spotify won a patent allowing it to listen to users’ emotions and background to recommend music. The idea is to use a person’s emotional state to recommend appropriate music. What might seem a good idea to the company is a very creepy feature for users who value their privacy.

We alerted people a couple of years ago about how this was taking place and now a patent has been granted.

The patent covers features that will allow Spotify to use speech recognition and analysis to gauge a user’s demographic attributes and emotional state. The app will also listen to a user’s background to determine where they are; taking a walk, at a party, on the bus, etc. The data the new features will allow the app to collect will help recommend the “perfect” music without requiring the conscious data input from a user.

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

The Marxist War on Art and America

The left’s sudden vandalizing spirit to our public memorials and landscape should not be surprising. For America’s public landscape is the treasure of all, but insofar as it tells the real story of freedom, progress, and opportunity, the left understands that it must banish or, better, destroy our statues, paintings, and all that is embodied by our public landscape.

It has been drilled into our heads, ad nauseum, that America is an irredeemably racist country, as well as sexist and economic oppressive. The 1619 Project isn’t the spearhead of this ideology. It is just the latest and most potent manifestation of an ideology that goes back to the mid-twentieth century. But the 1619 Project should be seen as a blessing in disguise for all Patriotic Americans. For it unequivocally proclaims what we must understand: The left hates America and is threatened by our memorials of love and truth.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

TSA Harasses Proud Boys Chairman on Family Vacation

Enrique Tarrio, the Afro-Cuban Chairman of the right leaning men’s organization Proud Boys, was repeatedly harassed by TSA employees while attempting to travel to a regularly scheduled family vacation. Speaking exclusively and for the first time about the incidents to TGP, Tarrio told us that he was “aghast” and “shocked” by the harassment.

Apparently he was scheduled to travel a day earlier, but when he arrived at the airport to pick up his ticket at the ticket counter, the airline employee seemed confused and informed him that TSA was going to attempt to search his bags. However, Tarrio had not yet checked his bags, meaning that TSA was not able to legally force him to turn over his property without probable cause. Still, they asked Tarrio. He refused and set a flight for Thursday.

“I thought that the harassment was over. I was wrong,” explained Tarrio.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter Suspends Gateway Pundit for Posting Virginia Court Ruling on Virginia Mail-in Ballots — Claims the Court Ruling Incites Violence!

Earlier on Friday Gateway Pundit contributor Patty McMurray posted a report on Virginia Court Ruling that prevents officials (Democrats) from accepting late ballots without postmarks.

The case was over a Virginia Board of Elections rule issued in August that allowed mail-in ballots without a postmark to be received up to three days after the November election.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), on behalf of Thomas Reed, a local electoral board member, announced a court-approved consent decree to permanently prevent the Virginia State Board of Elections from accepting absentee ballots received up to three days after Election Day without postmarks in violation of Virginia law.

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

With the Super Bowl Approaching, L.A. County Tells Re-Opened Restaurants to Turn Off TVs

Los Angeles County public health officials announced restaurants and breweries are allowed to reopen, but “televisions or other screens that broadcast programming must remain off until further notice.”

“The concern is the crowding that happens when you draw people to a restaurant for an event,” said Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, Pasadena’s medical officer.

The new guidelines come ahead of Super Bowl LV, the National Football League’s Championship game scheduled for February 7th.

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

Would You be Considered a Domestic Terrorist Under This New Bill?

The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021

The DTPA is essentially the criminalization of speech, expression, and thought. It takes cancel culture a step further and all but outlaws unpopular opinions. This act will empower intelligence, law enforcement, and even military wings of the American ruling class to crack down on individuals adhering to certain belief systems and ideologies.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Austria: Muslim Gang of Sharia Enforcers Threatens to Behead Children

“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)

“The moral guardian gang threatened children with beheading,” translated from “Sittenwächter-Bande drohte Kindern mit Enthauptung,” by Christoph Budin, Kronen Zeitung, January 24, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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

Austrian Police Ban Major Weekend Lockdown Protests in Vienna

Police in Austria have banned 15 of 17 planned demonstrations against government coronavirus lockdown measures, including a major protest in Vienna this weekend.

The police stated that the protests could be a danger to health and that social distancing measures could not be expected in protests that could see thousands of participants attend.

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

British Military Need Permits to Move Around UK Under BoJo Brexit Deals

The British military has to fill in forms and alert NATO when moving forces from one part of the United Kingdom to another under the Northern Ireland protocol of Boris Johnson’s deal with the European Union, it has been revealed.

Prime Minister Johnson’s deal, hailed as a great success because it allows free trade in goods — but not services — to continue, preserving the EU’s massive trade surplus with the UK, came at the price of continued, heavy concessions on Northern Ireland, which shares a land border with EU member-state the Republic of Ireland.

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

EU Imposes Hard Border on Northern Ireland to Seize Vaccines, Then Backs Down

The European Union, which exploited the border between British Northern Ireland and the EU’s Republic of Ireland as an all-important bargaining chip in the Brexit talks, ditched the deal it demanded for the province and announced a hard border in an attempt to remedy its vaccine failures, before backing off.

Northern Ireland, despite being an integral part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as the name would suggest, has been virtually economically annexed by the EU, with even the British military required to fill in forms and alert NATO before moving assets there from the British mainland, because Brussels insisted this was the only way to avoid a “hard border” with the Republic of Ireland.

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

Germany: Muslim Stabs Man, Nearly Kills Him for Seeing His Sister Without Her Hijab

The hijab must be worn in the presence of men other than one’s husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, son, stepson, nephew and son-in-law. This fellow was not on that list. Hence Mikhail M. apparently believed that he had to be punished. What is the likelihood that Mikail will become a loyal citizen of secular German society?

“Knife revenge on Eiffestrasse,” translated from “Messer-Rache an der Eiffestraße,” by Anja Wieberneit, Bild, January 25, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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

Icelandic Doctor Hjalti Mar Björnsson and Robert Spencer: Emergency Treatment or Intentional Negligence?

Results from a drug test, vital signs measurement of a nurse and recordings from security cameras uncover culpable negligence of the physician Hjalti Mar Björnsson and blatant distortions in his medical report.

State Criminal Investigation Police of Iceland and the Assistant Prosecutor of Police Commissioner’s Office of Reykjavik believed, based on available evidence in a criminal investigation, that two Icelanders had poisoned writer Robert Spencer with MDMA and amphetamine when he visited the restaurant Bar Ananas in Reykjavik in May of 2017. Vakur — Society for European Culture has obtained all the police reports of the investigation. This includes a Medical Certificate written by Hjalti Mar Björnsson, emergency doctor, at the request of the Police Commissioner’s Office. Almost nothing that the doctor states in his Medical Certificate about what happened is in accordance with what the criminal investigation of the Icelandic police revealed. It seems that the doctor did everything in his power to mislead the police in their investigation of the poisoning case.

Even though Spencer’s life samples tested positive for MDMA and amphetamine and Spencer showed all the main symptoms associated with poisoning due to these substances, the doctor, Hjalti Mar Björnsson, tries to convince the police that nothing of that kind had happened.

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

Italy: ‘Turf War Sparked Mass Youth Street Fight in Gallarate’

And jealousy over two local girls says daily

(ANSA) — MILAN, JAN 21 — A turf war and jealousy spurred by a visit to two local girls sparked the street fight in central Gallarate that involved about a hundred youths on January 8, local daily La Prealpina said Thursday.

A 14-year-old boy was hurt and a dozen youths cited after the brawl in the town north of Milan.

Witnesses cited by La Prealpina said two boys from Malnate went to see two girls from Cassano Magnago near Gallarate after meeting them on social media, sparking the jealousy of two local boys who were interested in them.

The four had an initial fight which then led to a showdown in the centre of Gallarate that youths showed up for after being alerted on WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram, the daily said.

Youth street fights are becoming ore common in Italy, and there was a deadly one near Rome in September.

The most recent big street fight too place in Rome on the night of January 4, and a 29-year-old man was arrested for going and getting a handgun to defend one of the two rival groups.

The man, who was caught after a brief chase, was charged with affray, illegally bearing weapons and resisting arrest.

The other members of the two groups managed to elude police.

Police fired two shots into the air to disperse them after spotting the man with the gun.

The fight took place in the eastern Centocelle district of the Italian capital.

Last month several youths, some with criminal records and some minors, were identified after a mass street fight involving hundreds of young people on Rome’s Pincian Hill on a Saturday night.

The dust-up, which featured gangs of youths without face masks or with their masks lowered, was reportedly arranged on social media by two girls, Rome daily Il Messaggero reported.

A pair of amateur boxing brothers were detained in the murder of a 21-year-old Italian-Cape Verdian man, Willy Duarte, in a street fight at Colleferro near Rome in September.

The Bianchi brothers, experts in mixed martial arts, allegedly killed cook Duarte because he stepped in to help a friend in a scuffle on September 6.

On October 8 President Sergio Mattarella awarded one of Italy’s top honours, the gold medal, posthumously to Duarte and another person also recently killed while trying to help others, 51-year-old priest Father Roberto Malgesini.

Malgesini, who worked to help the poor and marginalised, was stabbed to death in central Como by a homeless migrant with mental-health problems.

Duarte’s brutal alleged murder sparked calls for police to crack down on street violence, after a spate of other episodes.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

New UK Law Allows Police to Access Data of People Who Are Self-Isolating

The UK government has quietly ushered in a new law that lets police access National Health Service (NHS) Test and Trace data of people who are self-isolating.

This data is collected by the NHS via a website or phone call when an individual tests positive for the coronavirus and is told to self-isolate for 10 days. The NHS may also request and collect details of anyone that the individual has been in close contact with.

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

Twitter Suspends Spanish Political Party After ‘Stop Islamisation’ Campaign

Social media giant Twitter suspended the main account of Spanish populist party VOX this week after the party launched a new campaign to push back against Islamisation.

The party, the third-most popular in the country, according to polling, had its account temporarily restricted for allegedly violating Twitter’s rules. It had posted about crime in the Canary Islands and Catalonia, and the prevalence of migrants in criminal complaints.

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

UK Professor Who Warned Who About COVID-19 Says ‘Disease X’ Pandemic is Around Corner

A leading British scientist has warned that a pandemic of “Disease X” is around the corner, noting that it is not a matter of if, but when the world will face another daunting challenge. Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the Usher Institute at the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, said he and his colleagues in 2017 approached the World Health Organisation, asking the agency to place something called Disease X on its list of priorities.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK Wants to Use Children as Covert Agents to Spy on Their Parents

As part of the British government’s covert intelligence bill, UK wants to use children as covert agents to spy on their parents. It allows 22 state agencies, including the intelligence service, the military and the police, to use children as undercover agents.

The British Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill, due to be considered in the House of Lords in February, allows for the recruitment of children of 16 and 17 years old to spy on their parents, and at the same time allow them to break the law in doing so.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: 11 Rule Breakers Fined as Police Break Up 2 House Parties in Nottinghamshire Overnight

Police have fined 11 people overnight for flouting Covid-19 rules after being called to two house parties in Nottinghamshire.

Officers were called to a property in Alexandra Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, at around 1am on Saturday January 30.

Nine fines of £200 were handed to a man and eight women for ignoring the current lockdown restrictions, the force said.

A further two fines of £200 were handed out to a man and a woman after police were called to another illegal gathering inside a property in Short Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, at around 10pm on Friday night (January 29).

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

UK: At Least 69 Monuments and Memorials Removed or Renamed Amid Ongoing BLM Mania

At least 69 monuments and memorials in Britain have been removed, renamed, or altered after Black Lives Matter (BLM) swept the country, according to a Guardian audit.

The left-wing newspaper “estimated 39 names — including streets, buildings, and schools — and 30 statues, plaques, and other memorials have been or are undergoing changes or removal” since BLM unrest swept across the Atlantic from the United States to the United Kingdom and, lacking a George Floyd figure to rally behind, made Britain’s history and built heritage its primary target.

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

UK: Basingstoke Man Fined for Attending Banwen Rave in August

A Basingstoke man has been fined after travelling to a rave in Wales during the summer.

Matthew John Parker, along with thousands of others, assembled in Banwen, on Saturday, August 29, the BBC has reported.

The 35-year-old told Swansea Magistrates’ Court that he was “very sorry” for his actions as he was fined £1,200.

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

UK: Portsmouth University Students Caught Flouting Lockdown Laws

MORE than 20 students are facing fines of £200 each — and possible expulsion from their university — after flouting lockdown laws by partying in the early hours.

Police discovered party after receiving reports of loud music coming from a room at the Catherine House student accommodation complex in Portsmouth.

All 25 students at the party were reported for summons and will now face £200 fixed penalty notices.

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

UK: Thousands of Pounds Worth of New COVID Party Fines Issued on First Night

Police have issued thousands of pounds worth of new fines to people caught at illegal house parties.

Authorities across the country gave out £800 penalties after the rate was increased from £200 on Friday.

Devon and Cornwall Police issued £12,800 worth of fines to 16 people in Plymouth on Saturday morning when were caught breaking the rules, the BBC reported.

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

Watch: UK Police Harass and Arrest People for Going to Work, Shops

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News

Two viral videos encapsulate the state of the UK at the moment with police abusing powers given to them to enforce lockdown laws. In one case a man was arrested on his way to work for not identifying himself, while another who went to a shop was hauled away for not wearing a mask properly.

West Midlands police were forced to apologise after a man in Solihull was followed, called an idiot, and finally arrested by overly officious police.

The police can be seen harassing the man, asking him where he is going, where he lives and demanding his name.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The View From Israel on Biden

In a knee-jerk reaction to remove anything linked to Donald Trump, newly elected President Biden took out his pen and reversed several rulings that will negatively impact every American citizen.

With a stroke of his pen, Biden cancelled the Keystone pipeline. Result? The loss of over eleven thousand jobs. As his Transportation Secretary and former small-town mayor, Pete Buttigieg contemptuously said, in so many words, “No big deal. Let them find other jobs.”

But when Biden followed up by imposing a moratorium on new oil and gas drilling, including fracking, on federal land, this will effectively wipe out thousands more jobs in key states dependent on the oil industry.

The loss to the American economy will run into billions of dollars in oil and gas exports, higher gas prices to every American household. The loss of so many jobs will impoverish thousands of households.

The resulting rise in unemployment at a time of stringent pandemic lockdowns will clash with yet another of Biden’s blunders.

Biden’s Executive Order to open the southern border permitting tens of thousands, potentially millions, of undocumented and unverified economic migrants from central America to freely enter America at a time of rising unemployment and desperation within America, will inevitably exacerbate the sinking job market and local economies.

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476,000 Israelis in West Bank in 2020

2.6% growth, settlers leader says aim is a ‘million Jews’

(ANSAmed) — TEL AVIV, JANUARY 20 — At the end of 2020, the overall number of Israelis living in the West Bank was 476,033 in about 150 settlements of various sizes.

These figures were given on Wednesday by the Judea-Samaria (West Bank) Settlers Council, noting that compared with the previous year the population in those regions had grown by 2.6%: more than in Israeli territory, where the increase in 2020 was only 1.7%.

From a sociological standpoint, settlers in 2020 included 36% Ultra-Orthodox Jews, 36% religious nationalists, and 28% of secular beliefs.

The latter are mostly in two settler cities — Ariel and Maaleh Adunim — and in the Jordan Valley, where last year there was a 5.7% development rate.

“Our aim,” settlers leader David Elhyani said, “is to reach one million Jewish inhabitants of Judea-Samaria and in the Jordan Valley. Israeli sovereignty must be extended to these zones.”

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Indonesian Gay Couple Whipped for Sharia-Banned Sex

A gay couple were flogged in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province Thursday, justice officials said, in a public spectacle lambasted by human rights groups.

The two men were whipped nearly 80 times each for having gay sex, which is outlawed in Aceh province under local Islamic law.

The pair, who were not identified, winced in pain and pleaded for the whipping to stop, as a masked sharia officer beat their backs with a rattan stick.

The punishment was briefly halted and the men, both in their twenties, were allowed a drink of water before it continued.

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A Chinese Company Tried to Use COVID Testing Sites to Collect American DNA: Report

When the COVID-19 pandemic first arrived in the United States, “the largest biotech firm in the world wasted no time in offering to build and run COVID testing labs in Washington,” according to a CBS News article on Thursday.

Furthermore, the company — Chinese-owned “BGI Group,” formerly named the “Beijing Genomics Institute” — was reported to have “made the same offer to at least five other states, including New York and California.”

Generous, right? It’s always great to see the international community band together in times of crisis.

If only that were true.

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New Report Finds Hundreds of Twitter Accounts Linked to China Sowed Discord Before and After Election

Earlier this month the 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.

It is clear that China and other countries interfered in the 2020 election. The Gateway Pundit has published numerous reports showing China’s intervention in the election.

Now this…

A new report by Crime and Security found that hundreds of Twitter accounts linked to the Chinese regime sowed discord in the United States before and then after the 2020 US election.

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

Boko Haram: ‘Repent and Covert to Islam’ — Shekau Tells New CDS, Irabor

The factional leader of the Boko Haram insurgents, Sheikh Abubakar Ibn Al-shakawi popularly called Shekau, has said in a new audio message that, the new set of service chiefs will not do more than what their predecessor did in the fight against terrorism in the northeast Nigeria.

The Boko Haram spiritual leader, calls on the chief of defence staff, Lt General Lucky Irabor to have sympathy on himself, repent and convert to Islam.

Shekau, who spoke in about ten minutes, also called on the Chief of Army staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru that his conducts are un-islamic as such he is no longer regarded as a Muslim.

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

UK: Five Are Arrested Over Migrant Riot at Ex-Army Barracks ‘Torched by Angry Asylum Seekers’ After They Were Told They Would Not be Transferred to a Hotel Because of COVID Outbreak

Five men have been arrested over the riot at an ex-army barracks that was ‘torched by angry asylum seekers’ in a row over conditions.

A 31-year-old was taken into custody after allegedly assaulting a security guard last night and a further four men were arrested in connection with the blaze this morning, police said.

The force added that there were no serious injuries caused by the fire, but there was a ‘significant amount of damage’ inflicted on one part of the site.

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

UN Calls on EU to Stop Migrant Pushbacks at Its Borders

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has called on the European Union to investigate allegations that illegal migrants are being immediately deported at its borders, before they can claim to be seeking asylum.

Immediate deportations at the border, commonly referred to as pushbacks, have been reported on the European Union’s land and sea borders, and allegedly recorded by pro-migration non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the areas.

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

After COVID, Davos Moves to Great Reset

With the USA Biden Presidency, Washington has rejoined the Global Warming agenda of the Paris Accords. With China making loud pledges about meeting strict CO2 emission standards by 2060, now the World Economic Forum is about to unveil what will transform the way we all live in what WEF head Klaus Schwab calls the Great Reset. Make no mistake. This all fits into an agenda that has been planned for decades by old wealth families such as Rockefeller and Rothschild. Brzezinski called it the end of the sovereign nation state. David Rockefeller called it “one world government.” George H.W. Bush in 1990 called it the New World Order. Now we can better see what they plan to impose if we allow.

The Great Reset of the World Economic Forum is a 21st Century rollout for a new form of global total control. “We only have one planet and we know that climate change could be the next global disaster with even more dramatic consequences for humankind. We have to decarbonise the economy in the short window still remaining and bring our thinking and behaviour once more into harmony with nature,” declared WEF founder Schwab about the January 2021 agenda. The last time these actors did something at all similar in scope was in 1939 on the very eve of World War II.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Epoch Times Statement on YouTube Demonetization

On Jan. 20, 2021, YouTube demonetized The Epoch Times’ account without prior warning or specific explanation as to why.

We are confident that our independent content meets the criteria of YouTube’s platform and will work with the platform to resolve any issues.

We are concerned, however, about the direction that YouTube has taken in recent months, which appears to be to increasingly limit freedom of speech and expression.

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22 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/30/2021

  1. Now UK. It’s welcoming 500.00 thousands Chinese from Hong Kong , for 5 years visa permit to work and live , it’s unbelievable what is going on on the West , Europe is disappearing in front of your eyes , it’s very sad ..

    • Chances are they’re well educated, hard working, and unlikely to engage in activities that subvert our society. What’s your problem?

      • Ah, the naive civnat, civic nationalist. Do you want ethnic quotas for all jobs earning in the top 20% too?

        “Hard working” is your [term that I find less than straightforward] for ambitious to gain wealth and power.

        The chance that such ethnic minorities have more, rather than less, inclination to look after the health and welfare of native majorities once in power than the native Powerful ever did themselves is nil.

        Consider the actions of the Lord Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and the UK politician Priti Patel or the Scottish Justice Minister of Pakistan origin, who is attempting to criminalise “racism” in private, unpublished speech.

        Kipling says it well:

        https://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/stranger.html
        QED.

      • Chinese are not White. England is a White country. Do the math. Imagine 300,000 Whites imported by the Chinese government. It would never happen. Replacing a native population with another alien race is, by UN definition, genocide.

        • I am sure that in the future we will experience a horrible bloodshed.
          The solution is each one of us to stay and live in one’s native country, and as soon as possible to do something to kick out of Europe the non-Christians,and non-whites.Although i think that we Europeans are able to live together without problems,but lets clean our continent first.
          I am not a racist but i saw in my country that blacks and muslims have turn our lives into hell,and show an unprecedented hate towards a nation which have help them.

      • Mark H, The bloody problem is, the Chinese look after only themselves. See Singapore for reference, for they run the place, not the natives.

        • Tell that to the bleeding UK. In London just before the C19
          disaster. This is an occupied city. All those a Chinese are could be challenging for the current alligators. Meanwhile – nothing.

        • I’m no expert on Singapore, but I know it seceded from the Malayan (Malaysian?) Federation at least in part because the Chinese minority was discriminated against, and it still is.

          • Singapore has the highest per capita billionaires in the world and they are all chinese and they run the place.

    • Better half a million people from Hong Kong, that are aware of tyranny, and don’t want to see it again, than half a million third worlders that want big government taking care of them with tax payer money.

      • “Better half a million people from Hong Kong, that are aware of tyranny, and don’t want to see it again, than half a million third worlders that want big government taking care of them with tax payer money” but they are getting half a million third worlders every year from Pakistan AND Chinese, not to mention any Africans and Muslims in a dinghy crossing the channel.

  2. Some pernicious language of the pandemic: lockdowns & herd immunity. The term lockdown was used for prison riots. Herd immunity used to refer to general disease resistance in animal herds like Wilderbeast. Now law abiding citizens are ‘locked down’ and ‘herd immunity’ applies to human beings who have been ‘immunised’. We all use these words now with their subtly changed applications to our lives. The term pernicious applies because we are now worse off for our naive acceptance of and compliance to the narrative implicit in this newspeak.

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