Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/6/2021

Police in Washington D.C. recovered guns and improvised explosive devices left by protesters after today’s rally on the Mall. Meanwhile, Virginia Governor Ralph “Coonman” Northam declared a state of emergency, with Alexandria and Arlington put under curfew.

In other news, Muslims shouting “Allahu Akhbar” attempted to burn a Christmas tree in Vienna, in what they consider to be a Muslims-only district.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Fears Business Failure Rates Will Soar in Next Three Months When There is No Jobkeeper to Prop Up Zombie Firms and Stave Off Insolvencies
» The U.S. Has Lost More Than 110,000 Restaurants, Setting the Stage for a Commercial Real Estate Collapse of Epic Proportions
 
USA
» Acme Feed and Seed Release Video of Nashville Explosion
» At Least 13 People Arrested, 5 Weapons Recovered Amid Capitol Chaos
» Biden Calls Storming of Capitol an ‘Unprecedented Assault’ On Democracy
» Capitol Building Now Secure: House Sgt. at Arms
» Capitol Protesters Loot, Vandalize Nancy Pelosi’s Office
» Controversial San Francisco DA Facing Recall Effort After Parolee in Stolen Car Allegedly Kills Two Women
» Democrats Seize Back Control of Senate With Twin Wins in Georgia Runoffs
» Facebook is Deleting Fundraising Posts Surrounding DC Protests
» Facebook Bans Videos and Photos From Protesters at the US Capitol
» FDA Admits PCR Tests Give False Results, Prepares Ground for Biden to “Crush” Casedemic
» Horowitz: With No Lockdown or Mask Mandate, Florida Has Roughly Same Hospitalization Level as 2018 Flu Season
» LPD Fires 2 Detectives in Connection With the Fatal Shooting of Breonna Taylor
» Man Stabbed Outside Trump Hotel in DC: Reports
» Maryland Congressman Tweets Photos Showing Him Flee Capitol in Gas Mask
» McConnell Blasts Pro-Trump ‘Thugs’ Who Stormed Capitol in ‘Failed Insurrection’
» More Changes Coming to Grocery Stores and Some Are Permanent
» Multiple Explosive Devices Found in DC Amid Capitol Chaos
» Nothing Will Stop the Socialists Short of a Massive Conservative Uprising
» Pence Declares, ‘Let’s Get Back to Work’ As Session Resumes After Capitol Siege
» President Trump Sends Message to Democrats and RINO Republicans: ‘Thousands Pouring Into DC Won’t Stand for Stolen Election’
» Protester Killed in Capitol Was Air Force Vet From California
» Protesters Leave Trail of Damage Throughout US Capitol Building
» Romney Boards Flight to DC Filled With Patriots Who Chanted ‘Traitor’ And Grilled Him About Ties to Biden
» South Carolina Legislation Looks to Ban Mandatory Vaccines
» State Officials Shut Down Maui Beach Due to Large Crowds With Maskless Dancers, Blatant Nudity
» State of Emergency Issued in Virginia; Alexandria and Arlington Under Curfew as Riots Break Out in Neighboring DC
» Trump Deploys National Guard for Capitol Protests
» Trump Supporters Protest Outside Several State Capitols Across the US
» Trump Releases Statement Telling Supporters Who Stormed the Capitol to Go Home
» Trump Calls His Supporters ‘Great Patriots, ‘ Says They Will ‘Remember This Day Forever!’
» Twitter Removes Tweets From President Trump, Locks His Account
» US Capitol Building Invaded for First Time Since War of 1812
» Vicious: Antifa Attacks Family of Sen. Josh Hawley at Home
» Watch: Trump Supporters Heckle Mitt Romney on DC Bound Flight and Call Him a ‘Traitor’
 
Canada
» Muslim Cleric Tells US ‘We Will See Your End Very Soon’ As Crowd Chants Down With USA and Down With Trump
 
Europe and the EU
» As a Despairing UK Enters Its 3rd Lockdown, Would We Actually Do Them at All if They Were Assessed the Same Way Vaccines Are?
» Austria: Muslims Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Try to Burn Christmas Tree, Say it ‘Has No Place in the Muslim District’
» ‘Clap for NHS’ Virtue Signal to Return to UK
» Danish Network Launches Children’s Show About a Man With a Giant Penis
» Fingers Point at Angela Merkel Over European Vaccination Failure
» Flanders: Bar Owner Sentenced to Three Months in Prison for Serving Single Beer
» French Antifa Member Under Investigation After Praising Boko Haram Terror Group
» German Officials Praise Campaign to Give Weather Events ‘Foreign Names’
» Greece: Teen Handed Six Months Prison for Organising Lockdown-Busting New Year’s Party
» Julian Assange Denied Bail Amid US Appeal to Extradite Him From UK
» Malmö Man Charged in Connection With Brussels 2016 Terror Attack
» Rabobank: Here’s How We Could be Stuck With COVID Forever
» UK Labour Party Leader Calls for Laws to Curb Vaccine Skepticism
» UK Medical Chief Says COVID Lockdown Could be Imposed Again Next Christmas
» UK: BBC Tells People to Wear Face Masks During Sex
» UK: COVID: Boat Owners Fined £10k for Hosting Parties in Hertfordshire
» UK: Lockdown Cops to Stop People in the Street, Issue Fines, Target ‘Anti-Lockdown, Anti-Vaccine Protesters’
» UK: Moment Reading Knifeman Bought Weapon He Used to Kill Three — as Photo Emerges of Him Holding Kalashnikov and Video Shows Police Visiting Him Day Before the Attack
» UK: Police Demand Power to Force Entry Into Homes of Suspected Lockdown Violators
 
Middle East
» ISIS Has Lost Most of Its Territory But the Terrorist Group is Still a Threat
 
South Asia
» Jihadi Shouts ‘Allahuakbar’ And Stabs Pakistani Rights Activist Rahat Austin
 
Far East
» American Lawyer John Clancey Among 53 Arrested in Hong Kong Under New Law
» China Denies Entry to Team of WHO Experts Due to Investigate the Origins of COVID-19 Pandemic Amid Growing Suspicions of a Cover-Up
» China Again Denies Pathetic WHO Access to Investigate COVID Outbreak
» New York Times Runs Opinion Piece Praising China’s Version of “Freedom”
» Vietnam Jails Journalists for Posts Critical of the State
 
Australia — Pacific
» Brazen Moment a Woman Jumps a Fence and Flees a Quarantine Camp in Broad Daylight Just Two Days After Returning to Australia From Overseas
» ‘Ikea Karens’ Abuse Staff and Tell Them to ‘Shush’ After They Were Told to Put on Masks Four Times as They Made Their Way Through the Store
» Popular Family-Owned Dessert Store Refuse to Make Their Staff Wear Masks Despite the Threat of a $200 Fine — Saying it’s a ‘Crime Against Humanity’
» War Veteran Who Stepped in to Stop a Gang Attacking a Helpless Child and Was Brutally Bashed Opens Up on His Torment, The Harrowing Questions He Asked When He Woke Up — and How it Made His Kids Feel Afraid
» Why China Will Back Down on Trade War With Australia: Expert Says the Communist Superpower Has No Choice But to End Its Assault on Canberra
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Muslim Extremists Rape Pastor in Eastern Uganda, Sources Say
» Zimbabwe Jails 3 for Having New Year’s Party Despite Ban
 
Latin America
» Family of Mexican Doctor Paralysed After Pfizer Shot Calls for Additional Vaccine Studies
 
Immigration
» 506 Illegal Migrants Try to Enter Hungary on New Year’s Weekend
» Border Patrol Chief Says Migrant Arrivals Have Skyrocketed Post-Biden Win
» Could Leftist Coalition Crisis in Italy Lead to Right-Wing, Anti-Immigration Government?
» Cyprus Becomes New Gateway for Migrants in Europe
» Farage: Boris Set to Sell the UK ‘Down the River’ on Immigration
 
Culture Wars
» Secret Nazi Plan Fulfillment
» Three Grammy Nominees Decline Their Own Nominations Because They’re White
» Tulsi Gabbard Exposes ‘Mind-Blowing’ Hypocrisy Behind Democrats’ Gender Language Change
 

Fears Business Failure Rates Will Soar in Next Three Months When There is No Jobkeeper to Prop Up Zombie Firms and Stave Off Insolvencies

The number of businesses going into administration has surprisingly plunged despite the Covid recession and the steepest downturn since the 1930s Great Depression. Some experts are worried.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

The U.S. Has Lost More Than 110,000 Restaurants, Setting the Stage for a Commercial Real Estate Collapse of Epic Proportions

The restaurant industry is in the midst of a complete and total meltdown that is unlike anything that we have ever seen before. If you ask Google how many restaurants there are in the United States, it will tell you that there are 660,755, although that number is a few years old. But for the purposes of this article, that is a good enough estimate. Americans love to eat out, and restaurant workers are some of the hardest working people in the entire country. So it is incredibly sad to see more restaurants constantly going under. In some cases, restaurants that have served their communities for decades are deciding to permanently close their doors. For example, over the weekend Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse in New York City announced that it had finally reached the end of the road…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Acme Feed and Seed Release Video of Nashville Explosion

Acme Feed and Seed released new video of the bombing in downtown Nashville on Christmas Day.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

At Least 13 People Arrested, 5 Weapons Recovered Amid Capitol Chaos

Thirteen people have been arrested and five weapons recovered so far amid the chaos on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, authorities said.

The charges against those arrested were not immediately clear.

The busts came as pro-President Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to protest Congress’s impending certification of the 2020 election results handing the win to President-elect Joe Biden.

Scores of protesters infiltrated the Capitol, making their way inside the Senate chambers and into some pols’ offices as cops struggled to keep them at bay.

A female protester was shot dead in the mayhem.

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

Biden Calls Storming of Capitol an ‘Unprecedented Assault’ On Democracy

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday denounced the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Trump and called on them to immediately “pull back.”

“At this hour our democracy is under unprecedented assault unlike anything we’ve seen in modern times,” Biden said.

Biden also called the unrest, which erupted amid a congressional vote of the Electoral College results, “an assault on the rule of law like few times we have ever seen it.”

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

Capitol Building Now Secure: House Sgt. at Arms

The chief law-enforcement officer for the US House of Representatives said Wednesday evening that the Capitol building is now secure.

The Hill’s Sergeant At Arms, who is responsible for maintaining order in the body of Congress, made the announcement — prompting applause to break out, according to a Huffington Post reporter in a tweet.

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

Capitol Protesters Loot, Vandalize Nancy Pelosi’s Office

WASHINGTON — Rioters vandalized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s suite of offices in the US Capitol on Wednesday, flipping tables and rummaging through desks after a large mob of Trump supporters stormed the building.

One man was photographed reclining with his feet on a desk in Pelosi’s office while other men in “Make America Great Again” hats horsed around with desk phones and streamed the incident.

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

Controversial San Francisco DA Facing Recall Effort After Parolee in Stolen Car Allegedly Kills Two Women

The New Year’s Eve deaths of two San Francisco women, allegedly at the hands of a parolee behind the wheel of a stolen car, could cost the job of the city’s soft-on-crime district attorney with family ties to terrorists.

Rising crime, increased homelessness, and a general deterioration in quality of life had already rousted critics of Chesa Boudin, the controversial left-wing prosecutor who has followed through on his pledge to overhaul the city’s criminal justice system dramatically since his election in January of last year. But the deaths of Elizabeth Platt and Hanako Abe, killed when Troy McAlister allegedly struck them in a stolen car after driving through a red light on the last day of 2020, have driven thousands to sign a recall petition against public defender-turned prosecutor Boudin.

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

Democrats Seize Back Control of Senate With Twin Wins in Georgia Runoffs

Democrats will have undivided control of Washington after they triumphed in two critical Senate runoff races in Georgia — potentially clearing the way for President-elect Joe Biden’s left-leaning legislative agenda.

Jon Ossoff, 33, unseated GOP Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga) to become the youngest US senator in 40 years, the Associated Press reported Wednesday afternoon.

And the Rev. Raphael Warnock was declared a winner around 2 am Wednesday over one-term Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.).

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

Facebook is Deleting Fundraising Posts Surrounding DC Protests

Anne Ziegenhorn, who is one of the admins of the “I’m a Florida Trump Girl” Facebook page, planned to be accompanied by more than 60 Trump supporters for protesting in the capital this Wednesday.

Ziegenhorn, in order to fund the travel to DC, started a fundraiser on Facebook, which she later was forced to take down as it had apparently violated the big tech platform’s policies.

She says that the fundraiser in itself wasn’t really a violation of any policy because she merely created it for raising money to travel. Ziegenhorn suspects that Facebook may have taken down the fundraiser solely based on the name itself, which happened to be “Panhandle to DC.”

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

Facebook Bans Videos and Photos From Protesters at the US Capitol

Facebook has announced that it will be banning videos and photos from protesters at the US Capitol and it will delete calls for more protests that violate the curfew in Washington DC.

Facebook tried to justify the ban on videos and photos from protesters by claiming: “At this point they represent promotion of criminal activity which violates our policies.”

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

FDA Admits PCR Tests Give False Results, Prepares Ground for Biden to “Crush” Casedemic

So, in summary, with regard to our current “casedemic”, positive tests as they are counted today do not indicate a “case” of anything. They indicate that viral RNA was found in a nasal swab. It may be enough to make you sick, but according to the New York Times and their experts, probably won’t. And certainly not sufficient replication of the virus to make anyone else sick. But you will be sent home for ten days anyway, even if you never have a sniffle. And this is the number the media breathlessly reports… and is used to fearmonger mask mandates and lockdowns nationwide…

In October we first exposed how PCR Tests have misled officials worldwide into insanely authoritative reactions.

As PJMedia’s Stacey Lennox wrote, the “casedemic” is the elevated number of cases we see nationwide because of a flaw in the PCR test. The number of times the sample is amplified, also called the cycle threshold (Ct), is too high.

It identifies people who do not have a viral load capable of making them ill or transmitting the disease to someone else as positive for COVID-19…

All of which leads us to today’s announcement from The FDA…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting patients and health care providers of the risk of false results… with the Curative SARS-Cov-2 test.

And why does this matter?

Well it’s simple — this is how the establishment can show Joe Biden’s plan is miraculously rescue the world.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Horowitz: With No Lockdown or Mask Mandate, Florida Has Roughly Same Hospitalization Level as 2018 Flu Season

We are being told that our liberties must be suspended in order to keep hospitals from reaching apocalyptic levels. But what if those levels are just above normal and not anywhere near apocalyptic levels? And what if these lockdown measures do nothing to keep the levels down anyway?

Well, if there is anywhere we can cross-check this hypothesis, it would be in Florida, where there is no lockdown or mask mandate. In fact, people are flocking there from out of state to enjoy vacations and host conferences and even to live. Naturally, we’d expect hospital levels to be bursting at the seams if they rise and fall with lockdowns and masks, right?

Well, actually, you can barely see an increase in the hospitalization level in the Sunshine State from previous years, and the current level appears to be on par with the 2018 flu season, which was more of a pandemic flu than other flus in recent years. And in 2018, we did nothing as a nation to suspend liberties.

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

LPD Fires 2 Detectives in Connection With the Fatal Shooting of Breonna Taylor

Two detectives connected to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor have officially been fired by the Louisville Police Department.

Detective Myles Cosgrove’s termination letter said that he was fired for use of deadly force when firing 16 rounds into Taylor’s home and failing to activate his body camera.

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

Man Stabbed Outside Trump Hotel in DC: Reports

A man has been stabbed outside the Trump Hotel, NBC is reporting.

The victim was “conscious and breathing” as he was transported to the hospital, the report said.

No arrests have been made, the report said.

DC Police confirmed in a tweet that a stabbing at that location was under investigation, and that no suspect information was immediately available.

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

Maryland Congressman Tweets Photos Showing Him Flee Capitol in Gas Mask

A Maryland congressman tweeted photos on Wednesday that show him wearing an emergency gas mask while fleeing unrest in the US Capitol — as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly asked that the National Guard be deployed there.

US Rep. David Trone, a Democrat, shot selfies of himself in the protective gear inside the House chamber and in a hallway.

A third shot also shows other three people wearing gas masks as they headed toward an escalato

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

McConnell Blasts Pro-Trump ‘Thugs’ Who Stormed Capitol in ‘Failed Insurrection’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday night blasted the “thugs” who broke into the US Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress from accepting President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the Electoral College.

The Republican leader called the incident a “failed insurrection” waged by supporters of President Trump.

“The United States Senate will not be intimidated. We will not be kept out of the chamber by thugs, mobs or threats,” McConnell (R-Ky.) said on the Senate floor after lawmakers returned to the Capitol.

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

More Changes Coming to Grocery Stores and Some Are Permanent

Growing Your Own Vegetables And Fruits Could Keep You And Your Family From Starving

Due to a confluence of events, experts predict a number of changes to our food supply being seen already, and more to come in 2021, which may end up becoming permanent.

The closures of businesses as part of governor lockdowns had already interrupted the food supply, where farmers and ranchers were forced to destroy much of their own produce. For farmers it was harvests and for ranchers it was the euthanization of their animals, causing store shortages of a number of products.

Then came a number of other pandemic-related issues, such as shortages of appliances, cleaning supplies, protective gear, tin cans, as well as forced changes in how one shops, limits on certain purchases and amounts of people allowed in a number of stores…on and on the changes go.

The point here is many things have already changes and many more changes are expected to come.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Multiple Explosive Devices Found in DC Amid Capitol Chaos

Two realistic-looking homemade bombs were found Wednesday in Washington, DC — one just outside the headquarters of the Republican National Committee and the other near the Democratic National Committee’s offices, authorities said.

Federal authorities also found a truck near the RNC site packed with guns and ammunition, sources told the Washington Post.

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

Nothing Will Stop the Socialists Short of a Massive Conservative Uprising

The socialist Democrats are winning and they have been winning for many decades, all the way back to President Woodrow Wilson, about the time when the Progressive Movement was beginning to take off. Through decades of public school and college brainwashing, they have convinced a majority of the people to believe that socialism is the way and the light. Every big city in America is the soul and heartbeat of Progressivism. Unfortunately, that is where most of the votes are concentrated. Every Democrat voter that aids and abets the socialist Democrats with their vote is a traitor to the Constitution, a traitor to the Constitutional Republic and a traitor to individual freedom itself.

Virtually every American institution is infected with the Progressive ideology. Their goal is the exclusion of any other ideology and total control of the government. They are very close to reaching that goal and a large segment of the population is helping them to get there by the votes of that large segment. Stopping them from reaching that goal is the duty and responsibility of every Conservative individual if freedom is to be preserved. With Joe Biden as president, that duty and responsibility is ever more urgent.

But then of course you know all this. The question is, will you do anything about it?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pence Declares, ‘Let’s Get Back to Work’ As Session Resumes After Capitol Siege

WASHINGTON — An unbowed Vice President Mike Pence declared “Let’s get back to work” as Congress reconvened to certify Joe Biden’s election win on Wednesday evening after a day of violence rocked the US Capitol.

“To those who wreaked havoc in our Capitol today, you did not win. Violence never wins. Freedom wins,” Pence said before the Senate just hours after pro-Trump supporters overpowered police and stormed Congress, leading to a tense armed standoff and the death of one woman.

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

President Trump Sends Message to Democrats and RINO Republicans: ‘Thousands Pouring Into DC Won’t Stand for Stolen Election’

“Washington is being inundated with people who don’t want to see an election victory stolen by emboldened Radical Left Democrats. Our Country has had enough, they won’t take it anymore! We hear you (and love you) from the Oval Office. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

“I hope the Democrats, and even more importantly, the weak and ineffective RINO section of the Republican Party, are looking at the thousands of people pouring into D.C. They won’t stand for a landslide election victory to be stolen.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Protester Killed in Capitol Was Air Force Vet From California

A female Air Force vet and Trump supporter from California has been identified as the protester killed in the Capitol building Wednesday.

Ashli Babbit, who was married and lived around San Diego, was fatally shot in the chaos, her husband told KUSI-TV.

She had 14 years in the service and done four tours of duty, the station said.

Her husband called her a major President Trump supporter.

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

Protesters Leave Trail of Damage Throughout US Capitol Building

Images from the Capitol show a trail of vandalism and destruction after the building was stormed by supporters of President Trump — including a shattered mirror inside the office of House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

A photo of the Bush family sits under the mirror.

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

Romney Boards Flight to DC Filled With Patriots Who Chanted ‘Traitor’ And Grilled Him About Ties to Biden

Mitt Romney was met with a plane full of angry patriots who chanted “traitor” as he boarded a flight to DC.

Airplanes heading to DC from across the nation are currently packed with Trump supporters ahead of the massive Stop the Steal rally on Tuesday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

South Carolina Legislation Looks to Ban Mandatory Vaccines

Lawmakers in South Carolina have pre-filed a bill proposing a ban on mandatory coronavirus vaccines.

WCNC News reports that four state reps. have proposed the legislation to ensure that people may opt out of vaccination and not be discriminated against for doing so.

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

State Officials Shut Down Maui Beach Due to Large Crowds With Maskless Dancers, Blatant Nudity

State officials today announced the immediate closure of Puu Olai Beach, also known as Little Beach, at Makena State Park on Maui due to beach parties with blatant nudity, illegal alcohol and hundreds of maskless people in close contact with one another.

The gatherings have been taking place on Sunday afternoons and nights at Puu Olai, the smaller of two beaches at Makena State Park, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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

State of Emergency Issued in Virginia; Alexandria and Arlington Under Curfew as Riots Break Out in Neighboring DC

WASHINGTON — A State of Emergency is in place for Virginia and both Arlington and Alexandria are under a curfew from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, Gov. Ralph Northam announced.

Washington, DC has also has a curfew in place for the same time period after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, angry over the certification of the electoral college, which was taking place inside the Capitol building.

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

Trump Deploys National Guard for Capitol Protests

WASHINGTON — President Trump has directed the National Guard to be deployed to Washington, DC, after hundreds of his supporters stormed the US Capitol and created unprecedented scenes of chaos.

“At President @realDonaldTrump’s direction, the National Guard is on the way along with other federal protective services,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.

“We reiterate President Trump’s call against violence and to remain peaceful,” she continued.

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

Trump Supporters Protest Outside Several State Capitols Across the US

Supporters of President Trump protested outside several State Capitols across the nation amid the ongoing chaos in Washington, D.C. as Congress began to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory Wednesday.

In Sacramento, California, several people were arrested for allegedly carrying pepper spray and fights broke out between two groups outside the state capitol, KCRA reported.

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

Trump Releases Statement Telling Supporters Who Stormed the Capitol to Go Home

President Trump told his supporters who stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday that he “knows their pain” but that they must “go home in peace.”

The clip has been flagged by Twitter and comments have been blocked.

“I know how you feel, but go home and go home in peace. I know you’re in pain. I know you’re hurt,” Trump said in a one minute video address released on his Twitter account.

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

Trump Calls His Supporters ‘Great Patriots, ‘ Says They Will ‘Remember This Day Forever!’

President Trump followed up the video message he released urging his supporters to “go home in peace” with another posting telling the “great patriots” to “Remember this day forever!”

“These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!,” he posted on his Twitter account.

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

Twitter Removes Tweets From President Trump, Locks His Account

Twitter took the unprecedented step of removing three of President Trump’s tweets and locking his account for at least 12 hours following a day of chaos at the Capitol Building on Wednesday.

Facebook also deleted a video posted by the president and blocked him from posting for 24 hours, according to a report.

The missives were sent after mayhem shut down Congressional proceedings to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the November election.

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

US Capitol Building Invaded for First Time Since War of 1812

Violent protesters storming the US Capitol on Wednesday marked the first time that the building had been breached since the War of 1812.

On Aug. 24, 1814, the British invaded Washington, D.C., and torched the Capitol after a victory over American forces at Bladensburg, Maryland, according to a government history of the building.

Under the command of Vice Admiral Sir Alexander Cockburn and Major General Robert Ross, the troops set fire to prominent rooms in the building, which at the time was still under construction.

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

Vicious: Antifa Attacks Family of Sen. Josh Hawley at Home

‘Screaming,’ ‘vandalizing,’ ‘pounding on the doors’ for objecting to Electoral College vote

The first senator to declare he will object to the certification of Electoral College votes was the target Monday night of Antifa operatives who threatened his wife and newborn daughter at their home.

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said via Twitter that the attack took place at his home in suburban Washington, D.C., while he was in his home state.

“Tonight while I was in Missouri, Antifa scumbags came to our place in DC and threatened my wife and newborn daughter, who can’t travel,” Hawley wrote. “They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open our door. Let me be clear: My family & I will not be intimidated by left-wing violence.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Watch: Trump Supporters Heckle Mitt Romney on DC Bound Flight and Call Him a ‘Traitor’

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) was heckled and called “traitor” by passengers on a plane boarded to fly from Salt Lake City, Utah to Washington, DC.

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

Muslim Cleric Tells US ‘We Will See Your End Very Soon’ As Crowd Chants Down With USA and Down With Trump

Jihadist leaders who openly embrace the Palestinian jihad and/or proclaim the Iranian regime’s goal of “Death to America” should not be living in Canada, let alone openly proclaiming their hate and inciting Muslims to jihadist violence. But in Canada, the jihad is sheltered under the “diversity is our strength“ mantra.

Canadian Shi’ite Islamic Scholar Shafiq Hudda At Vigil Marking Anniversary Of Qasem Soleimani’s Assassination In Front Of U.S. Consulate In Toronto: ‘Your End Is Near!’“, MEMRI, January 4, 2021.

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

As a Despairing UK Enters Its 3rd Lockdown, Would We Actually Do Them at All if They Were Assessed the Same Way Vaccines Are?

Lockdowns are the measure of first resort for many countries in the battle against Covid-19, but had we properly looked at their devastating side effects, governments would not be so keen on them.

After months of trials and painstaking inquiry into questions of efficacy and safety, December saw two vaccines approved by regulators in the UK — first, one made by Pfizer and BioNTech and a second, developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. There will continue to be great scrutiny of these vaccines to make sure there are few serious side effects and that they work properly.

But as people across the UK are told to stay at home, what would happen if the same process were applied to lockdowns and other restrictions — part of a group of measures properly known as ‘non-pharmaceutical interventions’? If we followed the same template as for vaccines and drugs, we would ask (a) do they work and (b) do the side effects outweigh the benefits? Yet it seems that, in the rush to keep Covid at bay, politicians seem unwilling to seriously consider a proper assessment.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Austria: Muslims Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Try to Burn Christmas Tree, Say it ‘Has No Place in the Muslim District’

Given the continuing rates of mass Muslim migration and the absolute refusal to do anything to get new arrivals to adopt Austrian values (that would be “Islamophobic”), what do you think Vienna will look like in five years? Ten? Twenty?

More on this story. “‘The Christmas tree has no place in the Muslim district,’“ translated from “‘Christbaum hat in muslimischem Bezirk nichts verloren,’“ Heute, January 5, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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

‘Clap for NHS’ Virtue Signal to Return to UK

The pointless and cringeworthy virtue signaling exercise where people ‘clap for the NHS’ once a week is set to return to the UK, according to the woman who started it.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that England was set to enter a third national lockdown for an open ended period that could last for months.

The decision was made despite the fact that previous lockdowns haven’t worked, including one in London which saw higher cases after the lockdown than before it started.

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Danish Network Launches Children’s Show About a Man With a Giant Penis

In completely bizarre news, Danish network DR has launched a new children’s series about a man with a penis so enormous, he can barely control it. The new series, John Dillermand, follows a man who puts his record-setting penis to good use in rescue operations, money-making schemes, and cooking demonstrations in order to teach kids the importance of overcoming hardship and celebrating diverse bodies. Because, you know, apparently watching a TV show about a man with a giant schlong is the best way to get those lessons across.

As The Guardian reports, the DR’s new series has provoked quite a bit of debate. John Dillermand isn’t exactly an exercise in subtlety — “diller” means “penis” in Danish, and “Dillermand” translates to “penis-man” — and many parents and academics are worried that it projects a negative message, particularly in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

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Fingers Point at Angela Merkel Over European Vaccination Failure

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had been singled out for serious criticism for the slow pace of vaccination in Germany and within other European Union member states. In the past few days, it had transpired that in the summer of 2020 she had personally intervened against the pre-ordering of a large batch of vaccines for Germany in favor of a common European approach that, in view of the protracted economic slump, had cost billions of euros and had resulted in significant delays in the purchase of vaccines needed for the population.

In the summer of 2020, there was an initiative from the health ministers of Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands to pre-order a large quantity of vaccines from Pfizer-BioNtech that were developed in Germany and were scheduled to be manufactured in Belgium. According to documents published by the Bild newspaper, Merkel, at the start of Germany’s EU presidency, had personally intervened to block the initiative in order to show her solidarity and not to erode the authority of European institutions in tackling the coronavirus crisis. This had forced the four health ministers to backtrack on their plans and to write an apologetic letter to the Commission saying, “We believe that it is of utmost importance to have a common joint and single approach towards the various pharmaceutical companies… So we deem it very useful if the Commission takes the lead in this process.”

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Flanders: Bar Owner Sentenced to Three Months in Prison for Serving Single Beer

A bar owner in Belgium has been fined and sentenced to prison for serving one beer after a court ruled he violated coronavirus lockdown rules, according to reports.

Wim Poppe, owner of Gitan restaurant in the Flemish city of Leuven, has been hit with a three-month prison sentence and ordered to pay 1,300 euro (~$1,600) in fines and legal fees by a court, the Brussels Times reports.

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French Antifa Member Under Investigation After Praising Boko Haram Terror Group

French police are investigating a far-left Antifa extremist after he praised the Nigerian Islamist terror group Boko Haram.

Luc B., a member of the ultra-left “Young Guard Lyon” group, had repeatedly praised Boko Haram on social media before deleting his Instagram account.

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German Officials Praise Campaign to Give Weather Events ‘Foreign Names’

The German migration agency has praised a campaign to showcase ethnic diversity by giving names of foreign origin to weather events.

The initiative did not go down well with everyone though.

“We live in an immigration country. Nevertheless, the weather highs and lows [anticyclone and cyclone] are almost always given names like Gisela and Helmut. It’s time to change that,” a diversity group wrote on their #WeatherCorrection project’s website. The campaign to bring “new” German names into weather forecasts involves activists from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

“After all, Germans also have names like Ahmet, Chana, Khue und Romani,” the website said.

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Greece: Teen Handed Six Months Prison for Organising Lockdown-Busting New Year’s Party

A teenager was sentenced to six months in prison for organising a New Year’s Day party in the city of Thessaloniki in violation of Greece’s Wuhan coronavirus lockdown measures.

The 19-year-old was convicted at a Thessaloniki court this week which found him guilty of violating the lockdown measures when he invited nine friends to a party at an apartment owned by his grandmother on New Year’s Day.

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Julian Assange Denied Bail Amid US Appeal to Extradite Him From UK

Suicidal Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was denied bail Wednesday as the US continues its bid to extradite him on espionage charges.

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser noted the 49-year-old Australian’s seven years inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as proof that he was too much of a flight risk to release while the US government appeals the decision she made Monday not to extradite him.

“I am satisfied that there are substantial grounds for believing that if Mr. Assange is released today he would fail to surrender to court to face the appeal proceedings,” Baraitser said Wednesday.

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Malmö Man Charged in Connection With Brussels 2016 Terror Attack

Ten people will face trial in connection with the 2016 Brussels terrorist attacks including Osama Krayem, a former resident of the Swedish multicultural city of Malmö.

Police arrest Krayem just weeks after the terrorist attacks in March 2016 that claimed the lives of 32 victims in three coordinated suicide bombings, two at the Brussels Airport in Zaventem and another at the Maalbeek metro station in the centre of the city.

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Rabobank: Here’s How We Could be Stuck With COVID Forever

You don’t have to be Einstein

One of the most frequently used ‘clever’ quotes for journalists and analysts alike is that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again and yet expecting different results. This is considered clever both because it is true and because it was said by Einstein, and some of his genius apparently rubs off by association. Well, you don’t have to be Einstein to see what madness we face around us at the moment on multiple fronts.

Lockdowns are being extended again in Europe, and in the UK most so. Once again, one must ‘stay at home’. Unless one needs to go shopping; or exercise; or has an essential job — which is a very long list. The police won’t be enforcing these rules in all probability, and parts of the public won’t comply. So it is the worst of all lockdowns, destroying the economy, but not virus transmission — which is the ONLY way to handle this matter once and for all.

Since Covid-19 first appeared, the objective logic was always clear: shut everything down for a short time to stop ALL transmission, and then only open up selectively with others who have been as careful. Instead, we see draconian yet loopholed regulations (“because markets”) that don’t get the virus R rate and total cases to 0; and then we rush to open up again and repeat the infection cycle all over again. I repeat, you really don’t have to be Einstein to see this.

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UK Labour Party Leader Calls for Laws to Curb Vaccine Skepticism

Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the UK Labour Party, said he would support legislation to deal with vaccine skeptic information online. His remarks came soon after the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine started rolling out in the country.

In an interview on Good Morning Britain, a national morning television show, Starmer said that he would support laws to curb vaccine skepticism in the country.

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UK Medical Chief Says COVID Lockdown Could be Imposed Again Next Christmas

England’s chief medical officer has said that there could be another lockdown next winter, seemingly regardless of whether the vaccine rollout is successful.

Professor Chris Whitty made the remarks during a Downing Street press conference alongside Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday evening. Predicting that even if the risk level for infection is lowered due to vaccine rollouts, the chief medical officer suggested that restrictions would be imposed on Britons for the foreseeable future.

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UK: BBC Tells People to Wear Face Masks During Sex

The BBC has published an article which amplifies advice that people should wear face masks during sex in order to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Yes, really.

The piece, titled ‘Sex and Covid: What are the rules in lockdown?’, details “new guidance on having sex” in the aftermath of Prime Minister Boris Johnson declaring a new national lockdown set to last for months.

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UK: COVID: Boat Owners Fined £10k for Hosting Parties in Hertfordshire

Three £10,000 fines have been issued to boat owners who organised “raves” onboard during the festive period.

Hertfordshire Police were called a New Year’s Eve party on a vessel on the River Lea at Broxbourne and found about 40 people, DJ equipment, a bar and nitrogen dioxide canisters.

Officers also attended events on different boats on 11 and 13 December and dispersed more than 100 people.

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UK: Lockdown Cops to Stop People in the Street, Issue Fines, Target ‘Anti-Lockdown, Anti-Vaccine Protesters’

Senior Scotland Yard officials have announced the adoption of a new ‘hardline’ lockdown policy to stop and question people if they are out in the street, and to issue on the spot fines if they cannot provide a reasonable excuse for being out of their houses.

The London Telegraph reports that London’s MET police issued a statement noting that “With fewer ‘reasonable excuses’ for people to be away from their home in the regulations, Londoners can expect officers to be more inquisitive as to why they see them out and about.”

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UK: Moment Reading Knifeman Bought Weapon He Used to Kill Three — as Photo Emerges of Him Holding Kalashnikov and Video Shows Police Visiting Him Day Before the Attack

A killer who denies being a terrorist after stabbing three people to death in Reading has been pictured clutching a Kalashnikov while video footage has revealed the moment he bought the knife he used to kill his victims.

Khairi Saadallah, 26, pleaded guilty to three murders and three attempted murders but denies terrorist motives.

He killed James Furlong, David Wails and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett in Forbury Gardens in Reading on June 20 last year.

It comes after other footage revealed the moment a policeman visited Saadallah and told him he was ‘not in trouble’ while standing metres away from a bag containing the knife he would use just 24 hours later to kill three and wound three more ‘for jihad’.

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UK: Police Demand Power to Force Entry Into Homes of Suspected Lockdown Violators

Police are demanding new powers to force entry into the homes of suspected lockdown violators after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new national lockdown in England.

The call was made by David Jamieson, the police and crime commissioner for the West Midlands police, England’s second biggest force.

“For the small minority of people who refuse entry to police officers and obstruct their work, the power of entry would seem to be a useful tool,” said Jamieson.

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ISIS Has Lost Most of Its Territory But the Terrorist Group is Still a Threat

by Thomas O. Falk

Although the Islamic State’s Caliphate has been destroyed and its terrorist fighters having largely retreated underground, the group remains dangerous and ready to strike — albeit via different means.

Current Status of ISIS

ISIS was decisively defeated by an American-led international coalition, and their rein of destruction across Syria and Iraq has come to an end. The group has lost enormous financial, arms and training capability with the loss of its territory.

Many in the region who may have been inclined to join the group in earlier years had their fascination disappear with the humiliating defeat, but it is also clear that ISIS’ ability to recruit new members and organize new fighting units and battle plans has been severely degraded.

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Jihadi Shouts ‘Allahuakbar’ And Stabs Pakistani Rights Activist Rahat Austin

In a startling development, popular Twitter user and Pakistani rights activist, Rahat Austin, informed on Tuesday that he was stabbed with a knife. While taking to Twitter, he wrote, “I am attacked by a Jihadi, having a Knife. I don’t know maybe from the middle east or somewhere.” Rahat said that he was injured and admitted to the hospital.

In a video message shared with Opindia, Rahat Austin recounted, “Just moments ago, I was attacked by an Islamist jihadi. He had a knife and just by the way he said ‘Allahu Akbar’, I assume he is from a middle eastern country… Why do these people keep doing such things everywhere in the world? We are not doing anything wrong.”

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American Lawyer John Clancey Among 53 Arrested in Hong Kong Under New Law

American human rights lawyer John Clancey was among 53 people busted in Hong Kong on Wednesday for allegedly violating the new national security law.

The group of former lawmakers and democracy proponents were accused by Hong Kong’s security minister John Lee of trying to paralyze the government by participating in unofficial election primaries for the territory’s legislature last year.

“The operation today targets the active elements who are suspected to be involved in the crime of overthrowing, or interfering (and) seriously destroy the Hong Kong government’s legal execution of duties,” Lee said at a news conference.

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China Denies Entry to Team of WHO Experts Due to Investigate the Origins of COVID-19 Pandemic Amid Growing Suspicions of a Cover-Up

A year after the outbreak started, WHO experts were due in China for a visit to explore origins of Covid-19, in a trip trailed by accusations of cover-ups, conspiracy and fears of a whitewash.

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China Again Denies Pathetic WHO Access to Investigate COVID Outbreak

It is now over a year since the coronavirus outbreak began in China, and yet again a team of World Health Organisation investigators has been denied access to the country to investigate where it came from.

Ten WHO officials were due to enter China this week to finally begin investigating, with a promise to look into the Wuhan Institute of Virology as a potential source of the pandemic.

However, the team were denied entry due to visa issues, according to WHO’s emergencies director Michael Ryan.

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New York Times Runs Opinion Piece Praising China’s Version of “Freedom”

The New York Times have a history of coming down on the wrong side of freedom when reporting on authoritative regimes. What we have now is the same, as the Times published an article written by author Li Yuan, talking about Chinese “freedom.”

“My latest on how the pandemic has upended many perceptions, including ideas about freedom. Chinese don’t have freedom of speech, freedom of worship or freedom from fear, but they have the freedom to move around and lead a normal day-to-day life,” tweeted Yuan, sharing her NY Times article.

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Vietnam Jails Journalists for Posts Critical of the State

Three freelance journalists have been sentenced to between 11 and 15 years in prison for criticizing the Vietnam government on social media. Despite recent reforms, the Vietnamese government still censors the media and does not tolerate criticism.

Le Huu Minh Tuan, Nguyen Tuong Thuy, and Pham Chi Dung were charged and convicted of “making, storing, spreading information, materials, items for the purpose of opposing the state.”

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Brazen Moment a Woman Jumps a Fence and Flees a Quarantine Camp in Broad Daylight Just Two Days After Returning to Australia From Overseas

The 33-year-old had returned from overseas and was undertaking her mandatory 14-day quarantine at Howard Springs in the Northern Territory.

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‘Ikea Karens’ Abuse Staff and Tell Them to ‘Shush’ After They Were Told to Put on Masks Four Times as They Made Their Way Through the Store

Video footage showed the ‘Ikea Karens’ raise their voices at a checkout operator at the exit of an Ikea store in Sydney, as they objected to masks being made mandatory in Sydney shops.

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Popular Family-Owned Dessert Store Refuse to Make Their Staff Wear Masks Despite the Threat of a $200 Fine — Saying it’s a ‘Crime Against Humanity’

Popular dessert bar Love Crepe in the inner-west Sydney suburb of Drummoyne took aim at the city’s strict mandatory mask wearing order in a furious statement on Wednesday.

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War Veteran Who Stepped in to Stop a Gang Attacking a Helpless Child and Was Brutally Bashed Opens Up on His Torment, The Harrowing Questions He Asked When He Woke Up — and How it Made His Kids Feel Afraid

Ben Woolley was unloading shopping from the car in Pakenham, east of Melbourne, at 7.30pm on January 2 when his partner Jessica Davies noticed a girl was being attacked in a park.

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Why China Will Back Down on Trade War With Australia: Expert Says the Communist Superpower Has No Choice But to End Its Assault on Canberra

Dr Jeffrey Wilson, research director at the Perth USAsia Centre, said 2021 ‘will not look’ like last year where Beijing progressively blocked most of Australia’s top exports.

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Muslim Extremists Rape Pastor in Eastern Uganda, Sources Say

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) — Muslim extremists raped a church pastor on Dec. 21 in eastern Uganda, sources said.

The female pastor, whose identity is withheld for her protection, was returning to her home in Kapyani, Kibuku District, from Christmas preparations at her church site at about 7 p.m. when someone near the swamps of Lake Kalyango asked her for help, she said.

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Zimbabwe Jails 3 for Having New Year’s Party Despite Ban

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean court has jailed three men who organized a New Year’s Eve party attended by thousands of people in the capital, Harare, in violation of COVID-19 regulations at a time the country is facing an unprecedented surge in infections.

The three men were sentenced to 12 months in prison, with six months suspended because they pleaded guilty and did not waste the court’s time.

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Family of Mexican Doctor Paralysed After Pfizer Shot Calls for Additional Vaccine Studies

MONTEVIDEO (Sputnik) — Carlos Palestino, the brother-in-law of Mexican doctor Karla Cecilia Perez, paralysed hours after receiving Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, have told Sputnik that the vaccine should be exposed to additional testing to find out whether it can cause such severe side effects.

The Mexican Health Ministry said that it started the research on the incident, saying that Perez had been diagnosed with encephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord). Before the inoculation, Perez experienced an allergic reaction to antibiotics called trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole that can cause similar severe adverse reactions.

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506 Illegal Migrants Try to Enter Hungary on New Year’s Weekend

December brought a significant rise in the number of illegal entry attempts to Hungary which continued during the long New Year weekend, data from national Hungarian police showed.

The week before Christmas from Dec. 14 to Dec. 20 showed the largest number of detected illegal crossing attempts, mainly on the Serbian border to the south and the Romanian one to the east. During that week, police and border guards foiled 1,326 crossing attempts and led another 1,490 people back to the country where they entered from, bringing the combined number to 2,816, compared with an average of around 800 per week during the entire year and a low of just three attempts and 23 apprehended violators in the third month of April, during the severe lockdown during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Border Patrol Chief Says Migrant Arrivals Have Skyrocketed Post-Biden Win

The rate of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border has skyrocketed in the months since President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 victory, the outgoing Border Patrol chief warned.

Speaking during a call with reporters Tuesday, acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan cautioned that arrivals at the US-Mexico border were hitting new highs in the wake of Biden’s election.

“We’re already seeing the negative impacts of the proposed policy changes,” Morgan said. “Cartels and human smugglers are spreading the perception that our borders will be open. In this case, they’re correct. They’re right — it’s not just the perception.”

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Could Leftist Coalition Crisis in Italy Lead to Right-Wing, Anti-Immigration Government?

For weeks, the left-wing coalition in Rome has been quarreling over the use of the European Union Recovery Fund. Hence, the ‘Next Generation EU’ fund of which Italy is supposed to be the main beneficiary has become a new reason for tensions after months of disputes over the use of funds from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said he may have to ask parliament for a vote of confidence, and several scenarios are taken into consideration by the Italian media, including that of early elections, no elections but a new government without Giuseppe Conte, or a Conte III government.

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Cyprus Becomes New Gateway for Migrants in Europe

The influx of migrants to the island of Cyprus continues, with local security authorities detaining a ship with 55 migrants on board in the southeastern part of the island, the Kronen Zeitung reported. It is not yet clear where the migrants came from, but the authorities believe that they sailed from Lebanon. After being tested for coronavirus, the detained migrants were taken to an already overcrowded reception center.

In the last few years, the number of migrants coming to the island has increased dramatically. In 2019, 10,000 migrants arrived on the island. A year earlier, it was 7,761 migrants, while in 2017 and 2016, the police registered 4,582 and 2,936 people, respectively.

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Farage: Boris Set to Sell the UK ‘Down the River’ on Immigration

Brexit leader Nigel Farage warned that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is likely to sell the UK “down the river on immigration”, predicting that even with the country’s departure from the European Union, illegal immigration will continue at pace.

Mr Farage said that anyone who thought that illegal boat migration would cease following Brexit was “mistaken”, pointing to the boatload of migrants who were brought ashore by UK Border Force late last week.

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Secret Nazi Plan Fulfillment

By Dr. Dennis Cuddy

In 2010, my book THE POWER ELITE AND THE SECRET NAZI PLAN was published. In it, I wrote that the secret Nazi plan to take over the world was to come to fulfillment in 2 generations after World War II. That is now, but people don’t recognize it!

A dialectical process was used for many years to synthesize Western capitalism and Eastern communism into a World Socialist Government. As I wrote in my book, before such a government could come to fulfillment, each nation would have to become Socialist first, and that is what the word Nazi means-National Socialist Workers Party.

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Three Grammy Nominees Decline Their Own Nominations Because They’re White

Three of the acts nominated to receive the 2021 Best Children’s Album Grammy Award have declined the nomination because all five nominated acts in the category are white, NPR reports.

Alastair Moock, Dog on Fleas, and the Okee Dokee Brothers have all declined their nominations.

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Tulsi Gabbard Exposes ‘Mind-Blowing’ Hypocrisy Behind Democrats’ Gender Language Change

Tulsi Gabbard keeps proving why she’s a different kind of Democrat.

On the debate stage during the Democratic primary season, she made her mark devastating California Sen. Kamala Harris’ record as the attorney general of California. She’s consistently stood up to protect women’s sports from the predations of men who think they are female athletes.

And on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday, the former congresswoman from Hawaii took on her fellow Democrats for proving again that the party that pretends to champion women and presents itself as the bastion of “science” is lying on both counts.

Gabbard’s interview focused on House changes that gutted perfectly sound English words denoting human relationships based on individual sexes to replace them with bloodless, generic terminology that erases the reality of sex entirely.

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23 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/6/2021

  1. In other news, Muslims shouting “Allahu Akhbar” attempted to burn a Christmas tree in Vienna, in what they consider to be a Muslims-only district.

    Muslim districts and possessed areas in Europe and everywhere are expanding with the help and collusion of Jews, Russians and Castro.

    The Muslims are coming the Muslims are coming.

    No don’t say that : say The Russians are coming the Russions … the Russians are coming.

    Oh oerverted minds.

    Hey genius Merkel read this:

    If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.

    Winston Churchill

      • Mark H: I hope you discern the underlying meaning.

        In the west, where the nations are getting rotten and failing in every turn, they shift the blame, just like Adam and Eve, on someone else. It is the Russians, it is the Jews. If they appease and promote islam a little more, problems will disappear.

        Blame is always thrust upon the one who do not or cannot retaliate.

        This world has no mercy for the weak: Just look at Turkey and Armenia. Does anyone ( Amnesty, . . . etc) rebuke or say anything against (our ally Turkey) for committing a second massacre against Armenians?

        The devil has entered the western mind.

        We are democratic: Freedom to choose Rabbit or Gazelle.

        If you want a rabbit , take a rabbit. If you want gazelle take a rabbit.

        We have free elections: If you elect Trump take Biden. If you elect Biden Take Biden.
        Hurrah free elections where the dead vote too.

        God bless every democracy where everything sounds and works like a dictator.

  2. ” “At this point they represent promotion of criminal activity which violates our policies.”

    I suggest Faecebook tells this to Antifa and BLM.

  3. The lead insurrectionists who invaded the Capitol were Antifa. Photos of their tattoos identify them as such. The stores of bricks, guns, explosives, and propane tanks belonged to their comrades. The Trump supporters were by and large peaceful. Some just foolishly followed the Antifa lead.

  4. I walked the whole way and the Capitol police are lying! No Trump supporters had explosive devices! They had us go through security and we weren’t allowed as muc& as a purse or a flagpole!

  5. “In 2010, my book THE POWER ELITE AND THE SECRET NAZI PLAN was published. In it, I wrote that the secret Nazi plan to take over the world was to come to fulfillment in 2 generations after World War II. That is now, but people don’t recognize it!”

    Hah, that man has a looooooooong sense for what a generation is.

  6. I have no skin in the USA presidential elections.
    There were a myriad of suspect behaviours during counts
    In various states pictured on CCTV recordings.
    Now there may have been some innocent explanations
    To account for the pictures but very few were forthcoming.
    No one can condone the storming of the Capitol yesterday
    But what sticks in my craw is the hypocrisy shown by
    The democrats who have constantly refused to condemn
    Antifa and Blm violence which has gone on for Months.

    If I were the Trump supporters they should follow the money,
    Hunter Biden is the loose cannon in the Biden Clan, has he
    Fallen far from the tree?

  7. ***US Capitol Building Invaded for First Time Since War of 1812***

    Patently un true. Many times since the 1950s. Civil Rights protesters, Anti Viet Nam War protesters, Puerto Rican separatist gunmen have all had a go at the building and have meen very destructive.

    • Ok. I don’t know of the other protests but I was there to protest Nam. I don’t remember anything of the sort. Please post your reference.

  8. After reading about Tulsi Gabbard’s comments on gender language I came to an epiphany. I am enhanced. Like those people who can see colors most of us cannot see. I think I also belong in a protected group (not in a human zoo) as it is intended that I become an endangered species.

  9. Russian Orthodox Church: Everything is sold and everything is bought.

    Patriarch Kirill calls the transformation of Sofia into a mosque a punishment of God

    The return of the status of the mosque to the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul was a divine punishment for Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople for supporting the Ukrainian church schism. This was stated by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the air of the TV channel “Russia 1”.

    “Undoubtedly, everything that happened in Constantinople, Istanbul, testified to the punishment of God,” he said.

    The Patriarch pointed out that Bartholomew “introduced the schismatics into the Kiev shrine,” the Kiev “Sophia,” and therefore lost the Constantinople “Sophia”.

    There are three Orthodox churches in Ukraine, and only one of them until 2018 was canonical, that is, recognized by other local churches – this is the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). It is part of the Russian Orthodox Church, but since 1990 it has been self-governing.

    In 2018, the Patriarchate of Constantinople established canonical communion with two other Ukrainian churches – the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP) and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC). Constantinople recognized Ukraine as its canonical territory, which was the first step towards the creation of an independent church in Ukraine.

    https://www.rbc.ru/rbcfreenews/5ff6eff99a79475a384ac1d8
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    Religious people always make me laugh: how do they know what God wants, what the Universe wants?

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