Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/1/2021

Police cracked down on illegal lockdown-violating parties and religious services in Scotland, Wales, Bristol, Quebec, Portugal, and British Columbia, making arrests and issuing fines. Meanwhile, to protect itself Czechia closed its borders to foreigners.

In other news, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that President Trump’s public rhetoric after the election was “reckless and irresponsible”.

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Financial Crisis
» Financial Services Committee to Hold GameStop Hearing on Feb 18
» Gov. Noem’s South Dakota the Only State to See a Decrease in Unemployment Last Year
» Poland Suffers Largest GDP Drop in 25 Years, But Less Severe Than Forecast
» Robinhood is Reportedly Raising Another Billion Dollars… on Top of $4 Billion in Last Week
» Two Shocking Headlines That Sum Up COVID: Billionaires Made $3.9 Trillion During the Pandemic, While Workers Lost $3.7 Trillion
 
USA
» A Week After Saying ‘Wear Two Masks’, Fauci Says it ‘Won’t Make a Difference’
» Armed Antifa Occupy Hotel, Shout at Cops: ‘Pigs in a Blanket, Fry ‘em Like Bacon’
» Attorney Lin Wood Tells Georgia Bar to Pound Sand — Says He Will Not Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation
» Biden Attacks Farms — Comprehensive War on Global Food Supply — Engineered Famine
» Biden Pick for Unemployment Head Let Nigerian Fraudsters Steal $600 Million From Her State
» Breaking: Black Lives Matter Tearing Down Barricades at Rochester Police Station
» California Lawmakers Will Decide Whether Candidates for Sheriff Need Law Enforcement Background
» California State Senator Faces Ridicule for Bragging About Wearing Two Face Masks
» DC Public Schools Using Black Lives Matter Curriculum That Prioritizes ‘Disrupting the Nuclear Family’
» Delingpole: Biden’s Green New Deal is an ‘Impossible Cluster****’
» Facebook Oversight Reverses Hydroxychloroquine Censorship Decision
» Investigators Recommend No Charges for Capitol Police Officer Who Shot and Killed Ashli Babbitt But Still Won’t Release His Identity
» Is the Establishment Still Terrified of Trump?
» Joe Biden Considers Revoking Trump’s Access to Intelligence Briefings Over Concerns He Would ‘Misuse’ Or ‘Leverage it to Enrich Himself’ (Video)
» Journal of Medicine Says HCQ + Zinc Reduces COVID Deaths
» Lawmaker Wants to Know if Colleges Are Maligning White People in Courses
» ‘Like Throwing a Match Into a Tinderbox’: Gabbard Slams Pelosi’s ‘Enemy Within the House’ Remark
» ‘Massive Corruption and Cover-Up’: Republicans Urge ‘Callous’ Cuomo to Resign Over Nursing Home Row
» Medical Tyranny: CDC Announces All Travelers Must Wear Two Masks, Threatens Arrest
» Project Veritas Video Shows Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Downplaying Left-Wing Violence
» Project Veritas Releases Leaked Video of Facebook Execs Admitting They Are Too Powerful
» Regime Fears the People: Bus Loads of National Guard Still Arriving in DC (Video)
» Showdown in Chicago as Teachers Defy Mayor’s Orders, Ignore Science; Strike Imminent
» Steven Crowder Files Lawsuit Against Facebook for Unfair Competition, Fraud, False Advertising, And Antitrust Violations
» Stolen Election: States Need Not Comply, Part 3
» Ted Cruz Says Trump Was “Reckless and Irresponsible” With His Rhetoric
» The Fight for a Moral America
» The Republican Party at the Crossroads
» Top Epidemiologist Says Double-Masking Increases Infection Risk
» Unhinged Democrats Inciting Next Civil War by Moving to Ban Trump Supporters From Getting Jobs, Joining Military
» Update: Capitol Hill Rioter and Antifa Activist John Sullivan Accused of Violating Terms of Release Agreement
» Video: CNN Clown Stelter Argues Censorship is OK When the Left Does It
» Well Well: Pipe Bombs Found in D.C. On Jan. 6 Were Planted on the Fifth. Which Day Was Trump’s ‘Incitement’ Speech Again?
» White House: We Support Social Media Platforms Reducing “Hate Speech”
» ‘Who Cares?’ Cuomo Insists it Doesn’t Matter Where 4,000 Hidden Nursing Home Deaths Took Place
» ‘Who Cares? … They Died!’: Cuomo Hits Back at Questions Surrounding COVID Nursing Home Death Data
» YouTube Deletes Ford Fischer’s Newsworthy Footage of Crowd Reacting to Trump Speech, Calls it “Spam”
 
Canada
» BC Woman Caught Hosting Illegal “Botox Parties” Fined $15k, Faces Jail Time
» More Than 4,300 Quebecers Were Ticketed for Curfew Violations in January
» Obey God, Or Obey Government? Pastor Fined $2,300 for “Non-Compliant” Church Services
 
Europe and the EU
» 100,000 Reasons Why We Left! Reams of EU Legislation Slashed as UK Finally Breaks Free
» 27 Church Leaders Sue Scottish Government for Banning in-Person Worship
» Churches Protest Danish Law Requiring Vetting of Sermons
» Czechia Closes Its Borders to Foreigners
» EU Vaccine Crisis ‘Biggest Confidence-Destroying Programme in Its History’, Says German Editor
» French Lawmakers Discuss Anti-Extremism Bill Aimed at Violent Islamists
» Hungary: Budapest Mayor’s Advisor Wants Ban on Children’s Baptisms
» Italy’s Corrupt and Dangerously Biased Judicial Branch Poses Threat to Democracy
» Portugal: Police Shut Down Illegal Party With Over 20 People in Vilamoura
» Scotland: Flout of Order: A Night on the COVID-Party Police Beat
» Suspect Arrested After Box With Human Head Thrown From Window of French Home
» Two Priests Arrested for Abusing Minor in Malta
» UK COVID Cops Arrest Man for Handing Out Free Soup
» UK May Give Spare Vaccines to Ireland as EU Procurement Fiasco Rolls on
» UK: London Bridge Jihadi’s Widow Granted 15k in Legal Aid, As Victim’s Families Denied Funding
» UK: MI5 Aware of 43,000 Terrorist Suspects, Not 23,000 as Previously Claimed
» UK: Police Called to Illegal House Parties in Bristol
» UK: Public Ban on Islamist Hate Preacher Anjem Choudary to be Lifted: Report
» Wales: Coronavirus: People in Rhoose Fined by Police for Gathering
» Watch: UK Police Harass and Arrest People for Going to Work, Shops
» Watch: Customers Flee Wales Hair Salon as Police Raid to Enforce COVID Rules
» What Are the Challenges Awaiting Merkel’s Successor Armin Laschet?
 
North Africa
» Algeria: Sentences Upheld for Two Former Prime Ministers
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» A Brief Examination of Some Facts Related to Mass Vaccination
 
Middle East
» Florida Man Traveled From Orlando to Turkey in Effort to Join ISIS, FBI Says
» Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Over Israel-UAE Peace Deal
 
Russia
» New Grid Threat: Russia Deploys Super-Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon Capable of Traveling at Mach 20 That Could Put the U.S. In the Dark With Little Notice — and China Ready Too!
» Russia Violates Its Human Rights Commitments, Says Czech Foreign Minister
 
South Asia
» Christian Nurse Bound and Tortured in Pakistan Over Unsubstantiated Blasphemy Charge
» Trump’s Afghanistan Troop Withdrawl Scrapped
» US Warns it “Will Take Action” as Myanmar Military Coup Declares 1-Year State of Emergency
 
Far East
» With Biden in Charge the WHO is Back to Investigating Bat Soup at a Wuhan Food Market for Causing the China Coronavirus
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Bunch of Cowboys’: Insider Claims Hotel Quarantine Security Guards in Western Australia Are Mostly Foreign Students Who Are Paid ‘Off the Books’ In Cash — and Share Ids So They Can Uber on the Side
» New Push to Force Australians to Wear Badges Saying ‘I’m a Mother’ or ‘I’m a Son’ and Ban ‘Sexualised’ Uniforms at Work to Stop Harassment and Violence
 
Immigration
» Swedish LGBT Federation in Hot Water Over Suspected Rape of Young Asylum Seekers
» UK: ‘Country Closed Yet Border Open’ — Even Labour Say Tories Too Lax on Controls
» UN Calls on EU to Stop Migrant Pushbacks at Its Borders
 
Culture Wars
» How COVID-19 ‘Vaccines’ May Destroy the Lives of Millions
» Islamic Scholar Says Muslims Should Leave the West to Flee LGBT Teachings
» Planet Lockdown: Catherine Austin Fitts Full Interview
» Shocking Video From Protests in Poland: Children Chant, “Hey, Hey, Abortion is OK!’
» Texas GOP Move to Ban Transgender Athletes From Women’s Sports
» The World’s Rulers Are Promising a “Great Reset”
 

Financial Services Committee to Hold GameStop Hearing on Feb 18

Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev is expected to testify before the House Financial Services Committee on Feb. 18 as lawmakers probe the company’s decision-making to restrict customers from trading GameStop (GME) shares last week, sources told Politico.

The hearing was later confirmed by a press release from the committee describing the virtual hearing will be entitled: “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide.” The hearing is scheduled for Feb. 18 at 12:00 PM ET.

Robinhood’s decision to restrict customers from buying stocks, along with forced liquidations, drew immense criticism from both major parties, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz.

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

Gov. Noem’s South Dakota the Only State to See a Decrease in Unemployment Last Year

Republican Gov. Kristi Noem’s South Dakota is the only state in the country that saw a decrease in unemployment in a tumultuous 2020. Between December 2019 and December 2020, South Dakota’s unemployment rate ticked down from 3.4% to 3.0%.

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

Poland Suffers Largest GDP Drop in 25 Years, But Less Severe Than Forecast

Despite Poland’s GDP drop caused by the coronavirus crisis leading to the first yearly GDP decrease since 1995, it was still less severe than forecasted.

Poland’s GDP in 2020 suffered a real decrease of 2.8 percent compared to 2019, according to the initial data of Statistics Poland. This is the worst reading of the GDP index in the last 25 years and the first yearly decrease since 1995 when comparable data was available for the first time.

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

Robinhood is Reportedly Raising Another Billion Dollars… on Top of $4 Billion in Last Week

Update 1500ET: Despite all the spin and hoopla that securities trading restrictions are being lifted and all is well in the wild wild west world of Robinhood’s back office after raising $3.4 billion in fresh capital in the last few days and another $600 million in revolver drawdowns, Reuters is reporting that the free trading app has held talks with banks about raising an additional $1 billion in debt.

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

Two Shocking Headlines That Sum Up COVID: Billionaires Made $3.9 Trillion During the Pandemic, While Workers Lost $3.7 Trillion

The economic impact of Covid-19 on regular folk across the globe is as devastating as the physical toll it has taken, but we can’t just blame the super rich(er) for our woes — the true villains are much closer to home.

In a simple comparison, two headlines seem to say it all about the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis: the first, from Business Insider, reads “Billionaires made $3.9 trillion during the pandemic” while the second, from The Guardian, shouts “Covid-19 has cost global workers $3.7 trillion in lost earnings.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

A Week After Saying ‘Wear Two Masks’, Fauci Says it ‘Won’t Make a Difference’

Less than one week after advising Americans that wearing two or even three masks would be ‘more effective’ against the spread of coronavirus, Dr Fauci has done a complete 180 (again) and admitted that there is no data to suggest it will make any difference.

After Fauci made the comments last week, the media began to push the idea that two masks wasn’t enough, and that people need to wear three, or even four masks.

However, during an interview at the weekend, Fauci completely contradicted his own comments from the previous week.

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

Armed Antifa Occupy Hotel, Shout at Cops: ‘Pigs in a Blanket, Fry ‘em Like Bacon’

On Sunday, a group of homelessness activists who dressed up in antifa-style black bloc, armed with batons and knives, entered the lobby of the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia, Wash., demanding the hotel open rooms for homeless people. Antifa agitators allegedly assaulted an employee while other employees hid in a basement room for more than six hours. The police eventually secured the hotel, but in the skirmish, agitators chanted, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon,” a death threat against cops.

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

Attorney Lin Wood Tells Georgia Bar to Pound Sand — Says He Will Not Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation

Attorney Lin Wood is an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump.

When the Republican Party abandoned the US President on November 4th, Lin Wood and a handful of American patriots stood with the president and worked to expose the fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

On January 7th, after hundreds of angry protesters stormed the US Capitol the previous day, Twitter suspended Lin Wood’s account for hate speech or encouraging violence or something.

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

Biden Attacks Farms — Comprehensive War on Global Food Supply — Engineered Famine

The Biden admin’s executive actions in the last 48 hours are attacking farms and implementing the technocratic takeover of food, accelerating a global collapse in food production by paying farmers NOT to grow food, cutting their financial support, tasking Tom Vilsack’s USDA with a Net-Zero goal, changing COVID guidance on grocery stores, restaurants, and meatpacking plants. Meanwhile, the media is finally acknowledging the soybean shortage, and the US is now also experiencing a fertilizer shortage, which will further increase costs and cause yields will collapse. As other countries stop exporting to protect domestic supplies, the US has been wholly sold out. This confluence of issues and cascading failures merits our attention urgently — start growing food today.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Pick for Unemployment Head Let Nigerian Fraudsters Steal $600 Million From Her State

President Biden’s pick for a position overseeing unemployment claims has been blamed for her state’s loss of more than $600 million to Nigerian fraudsters.

Suzi LeVine, who ran Washington state’s Employment Security Department, has been tapped by the Biden administration to serve as the interim assistant secretary of the Employment & Training Administration, which helps states in processing unemployment claims.

However, LeVine has been criticized after her department was scammed out of more than $600 million by a Nigeria fraud ring that used stolen identities to file more than 122,000 fraudulent unemployment claims. An investigation by the state blamed LeVine for not correcting a software vulnerability that was exploited by the fraudsters.

Although the state of Washington has been able to recover around $357 million, it is still missing $243 million.

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

Breaking: Black Lives Matter Tearing Down Barricades at Rochester Police Station

Militant Black Lives Matter activists toppled barricades protecting the Rochester Police Department on Monday evening.

The activists were angry over a police officer pepperspraying a 9-year-old child that was threatening to hurt herself and her mother. When police attempted to transport her to a local hospital for treatment, she began kicking and fighting with the officers.

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

California Lawmakers Will Decide Whether Candidates for Sheriff Need Law Enforcement Background

California lawmakers will consider a proposal to allow candidates with no background in law enforcement to run for county sheriff.

Under current law, candidates must be certified by the state Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training or have experience and education in law enforcement.

Senate Bill 271, which was introduced Thursday by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would remove those eligibility requirements.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California State Senator Faces Ridicule for Bragging About Wearing Two Face Masks

A California State Senator continued the trend of people virtue signaling on social media by tweeting a photo of himself wearing two face masks, prompting a vehement response.

“Double masking is where it’s at,” tweeted Scott Wiener, along with an image of him with a double face covering.

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

DC Public Schools Using Black Lives Matter Curriculum That Prioritizes ‘Disrupting the Nuclear Family’

DC Public Schools have announced that they will be using a race-based curriculum sent out by Black Lives Matter to teach students during Black History Month.

An email sent to parents refers to children as “communal children” and prioritizes “disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement.”

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

Delingpole: Biden’s Green New Deal is an ‘Impossible Cluster****’

President Joe Biden’s Green New Deal is an ‘impossible clusterf***.’ You probably knew this already but below are the raw details.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Oversight Reverses Hydroxychloroquine Censorship Decision

Facebook’s independent Oversight Board has ruled against the social media giant’s decision to remove an October 2020 post touting hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) — the antimalarial which Democrats and their media surrogates were cautiously optimistic about until former President Trump promoted it.

“In October 2020, a user posted a video and accompanying text in French in a public Facebook group related to COVID-19,” explained the board on its website. “The post alleged a scandal at the Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament (the French agency responsible for regulating health products), which refused to authorize hydroxychloroquine combined with azithromycin for use against COVID-19, but authorized and promoted remdesivir. The user criticized the lack of a health strategy in France and stated that “[Didier] Raoult’s cure” is being used elsewhere to save lives. The user’s post also questioned what society had to lose by allowing doctors to prescribe in an emergency a “harmless drug” when the first symptoms of COVID-19 appear.”

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

Investigators Recommend No Charges for Capitol Police Officer Who Shot and Killed Ashli Babbitt But Still Won’t Release His Identity

After nearly a month since unarmed Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed in the Capitol, investigators have recommended no charges for Capitol police officer who fired the shots. However, we still don’t know why his name is kept under wraps.

[Comment: Outrageous. Ashli Babbitt’s family should still sue though.]

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

Is the Establishment Still Terrified of Trump?

They want Trump convicted so that he will be prohibited from ever again holding public office. The establishment fears that Trump could make a comeback, win the Republican primaries in 2024, become the nominee, and return in triumph as president.

They are determined to abort that possibility. Many openly admit it.

What does that say about the liberal establishment’s love of democracy when they would disqualify, in advance, the largest vote-getter their opposition party ever had, out of fear he might come back to win the presidency as he did in 2016?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Joe Biden Considers Revoking Trump’s Access to Intelligence Briefings Over Concerns He Would ‘Misuse’ Or ‘Leverage it to Enrich Himself’ (Video)

Joe Biden is considering revoking Trump’s access to intelligence briefings over concerns he may leverage the top secret information to enrich himself.

Former US presidents are traditionally extended the privilege of receiving classified information.

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

Journal of Medicine Says HCQ + Zinc Reduces COVID Deaths

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors around the world reported high success rates using an inexpensive treatment protocol of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and zinc, typically in combination with an antibiotic to treat secondary bacterial infections.

Almost immediately, government health agencies and mainstream media started attacking the treatment, going so far as to ban the prescription and use of HCQ for COVID-19 in some areas. Over time, it became painfully clear that a concerted and coordinated effort to prevent its use was afoot.

One of the most obvious reasons for why certain individuals and companies might want to prevent the use of an inexpensive generic drug is because it might eliminate the need for a vaccine or other antiviral medication under development. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested, and drug companies were, and still are, counting on a massive payday. As noted by Dr. Meryl Nass in a June 27, 2020, blog post:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Lawmaker Wants to Know if Colleges Are Maligning White People in Courses

A Georgia state lawmaker has sent an inquiry to state colleges and universities asking if professors are teaching that white people are “privileged and oppressive.”

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, GOP State Representative Emory Dunahoo’s questions “outraged” some faculty, but were supported by students who allege some faculty use materials which “mock white people.”

The students also said they weren’t allowed to take part in discussing affirmative action “because they’re white,” and some noted discomfort with a “white privilege test” in which they earned points merely because they had two parents at home.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Like Throwing a Match Into a Tinderbox’: Gabbard Slams Pelosi’s ‘Enemy Within the House’ Remark

Earlier, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi labelled legislators bringing weapons into Congress for their own protection as “the enemy within”, as several GOP Representatives revealed that they were armed and prepared to protect themselves during the Capitol Hill riots.

Former US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has denounced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent statements as “incredibly dangerous” at a time when the nation is “on edge” and divided.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Massive Corruption and Cover-Up’: Republicans Urge ‘Callous’ Cuomo to Resign Over Nursing Home Row

New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday dismissed allegations in the NY Attorney General’s report alleging that his administration had ‘manipulated’ the tally of coronavirus-related deaths in local nursing homes, denouncing them as a “political attack” that began with former US President Donald Trump’s administration.

A growing chorus of Republican voices has been demanding the resignation of governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, after his response to the COVID-19 nursing home death toll scandal.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Medical Tyranny: CDC Announces All Travelers Must Wear Two Masks, Threatens Arrest

“The coverings need to be at least two or more layers of breathable fabric secured to the head with ties, ear loops or elastic bands,” CNN reports.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Project Veritas Video Shows Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Downplaying Left-Wing Violence

Leaked video obtained by Project Veritas shows the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that left-wing rioters who burned down multiple quarters of American cities last summer were somehow treated less leniently than the Capitol Hill rioters of January 6.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Project Veritas Releases Leaked Video of Facebook Execs Admitting They Are Too Powerful

The latest exposé by Project Veritas reveals hours of video obtained by an anonymous Facebook insider with Mark Zuckerberg and other executives admitting that they ‘have too much power’.

Within the footage, some of which was shot before Biden’s inauguration, Zuckerberg also claims that President Trump “intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power.”

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

Regime Fears the People: Bus Loads of National Guard Still Arriving in DC (Video)

The regime fears the people.

More bus loads of National Guard arrived in DC Monday morning.

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

Showdown in Chicago as Teachers Defy Mayor’s Orders, Ignore Science; Strike Imminent

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has ordered teachers to return to classrooms for in-person instruction starting Monday, while the Chicago Teachers’ Union (CTU) is set to call a strike after weekend negotiations to secure a deal failed over the weekend.

On Sunday, Lightfoot announced that teeachers who don’t have an “approved accommodation” will be expected back in class, and those who don’t will be locked out of their district accounts on Monday at end of business. If there are “mass lockouts,” the CTU said in a Sunday bulletin that they will call a meeting of its House of Delegates in order to “set a date for a strike to begin,” according to the Chicago Tribune.

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

Steven Crowder Files Lawsuit Against Facebook for Unfair Competition, Fraud, False Advertising, And Antitrust Violations

Popular conservative commentator Steven Crowder filed a lawsuit against Facebookon Monday, alleging the social media giant is guilty of violating laws around censorship and unfair competition, among other offenses.

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

Stolen Election: States Need Not Comply, Part 3

Since illegals buy driver’s licenses on any street corner in major metropolitan cities, they get election materials when they have no right to even be on U.S. soil. Many states have brazenly passed laws to give illegal aliens driver’s licenses. All in violation of federal immigration laws, but since we’ve had no constitutionally grounded U.S. Attorney Generals for decades, those states continue to get away with it. Stupid state legislatures rolled over with nary a whimper. Illegals voting are impacting congressional seats which means Electoral College votes.

This new bill in the House being pushed by Lucifer’s Democrat Communist Party USA is another attempt to eliminate forever any fair elections in this country. As for Comrade Wyden’s vomit about standing in lines, how about try voting early? Take time off work? Employers usually give employees time to go vote and many states have a couple of Saturdays to vote.

People are inconvenienced? How about those who stuck their necks out to create a new nation and those who made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield to give us the precious right to elect those who make our laws? Don’t talk to me about inconvenience. No, this is all part of the plan and the states do NOT have to comply. Congress has set, for federal elections, first Tuesday following the first Monday in November as Election Day. How states conduct those elections, i.e., voter registration, signature verification and so forth is the sole jurisdiction of each state. Congress has no legislative authority to butt in.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ted Cruz Says Trump Was “Reckless and Irresponsible” With His Rhetoric

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), a previous ally of Donald Trump, offered some harsh words for the former president in a recent episode of his popular podcast, “The Verdict with Ted Cruz.”

Commenting on Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him, Cruz said the former president’s rhetoric “went way too far over the line.”

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

The Fight for a Moral America

There has been a coup that the Democrats instigated for total control of America and they are pushing as much through as fast as they can because I believe that they think something might happen to reverse their coup. I still stand with righteousness and will refuse to acknowledge a proven stolen election.

The policies that Biden is shoving down our throat in his executive orders, if you noticed, have ALL been against Americans. I wonder if the morons that voted for the traitor are still impressed with him? Remember during his ‘campaign’ he said he wasn’t for fracking? Even during the debates, he claimed he never said he would ban fracking, but, true to his Democrat roots, he lied. Both he and Harris support the banning of fracking. The people that Biden has nominated for his fake cabinet are anti-fossil fuel. Joe Biden’s nominee for interior secretary Rep. Deb Haaland is a Green New Deal co-sponsoring progressive who wants an immediate and outright ban on fracking in the United States.

If confirmed, Haaland would be responsible for managing all of the nation’s natural resources, including oil, gas, and clean coal, and more than 500 million acres of federal and tribal lands.

She would also be in charge of making good on Biden’s promises to reduce the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels and create more renewable energy sources.

While Biden flip-flopped on fracking during the presidential campaign — claiming he would ban it before backing it to woo blue-collar voters in states like Pennsylvania — Haaland, 60, is unequivocal.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Republican Party at the Crossroads

In 1962, a former FBI agent by the name of Dan Smoot wrote a book about an “invisible government” running America. Decades later, FBI agents would become members of that invisible government and arrange a political surveillance operation directed at President Donald J. Trump. Only one of these corrupt officials, former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, has been held accountable.

But “accountable” doesn’t really apply. Clinesmith pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with an illegal surveillance warrant and he was “sentenced” by Judge James E. Boasbergto probation.

This means that the surveillance state that subverted the Trump presidency is still in place and running the show under the Joe Biden regime. The former president must, if he proceeds with an impeachment defense, expose not only the fraudulent election but the Deep State agencies in on it.

The rest of the culprits from the intelligence community are free, some still in power and others making appearances on TV and arranging book deals to make themselves rich. They now want additional powers, in the form of the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, to put Trump supporters under surveillance and jail them.

Our only hope, in terms of a functioning two-party system, consists of the new members of Congress, such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has introduced charges of impeachment against China Joe…

The real conspiracy is the FBI/CIA cabal that subverted the Trump presidency and brought an administration under the control of China to power.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Top Epidemiologist Says Double-Masking Increases Infection Risk

A leading expert in infectious diseases said Sunday that wearing more than one face mask could actually increase the chance of getting sick, countering the advice of some experts published last week.

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

Unhinged Democrats Inciting Next Civil War by Moving to Ban Trump Supporters From Getting Jobs, Joining Military

As they are known to do, Democrats are exploiting the riot at the Capitol Building earlier this month as an opportunity to target their political opponents — namely the nearly 75 million Americans who voted for former President Donald Trump in November.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Update: Capitol Hill Rioter and Antifa Activist John Sullivan Accused of Violating Terms of Release Agreement

Antifa-Insurgence leader John Earl Sullivan is in custody after being arrested in Utah on Thursday.

As reported previously Antifa protester John Sullivan was caught on video posing as a Trump supporter during the rioting at the US Capitol last week.

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

Video: CNN Clown Stelter Argues Censorship is OK When the Left Does It

CNN’s resident Pennywise Brian Stelter argued Sunday that censorship isn’t really censorship when the left does it, claiming that ‘reducing a liar’s reach’ is not the same thing, and calling for conservative media broadcasts to be purged from the airwaves.

“Freedom of speech is different than freedom of reach,” Stelter barked, as the CNN chyron proclaimed the topic in question was “Reducing Information Pollution”.

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

Well Well: Pipe Bombs Found in D.C. On Jan. 6 Were Planted on the Fifth. Which Day Was Trump’s ‘Incitement’ Speech Again?

Law enforcement says the pipe bombs that were incited into being placed near the Capitol building on January 6th were put in place a day before, on January 5th.

Either Trump’s speech traveled back in time or …

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

White House: We Support Social Media Platforms Reducing “Hate Speech”

It’s been less than two weeks since Joe Biden was inaugurated as President and now his administration has thrown its support behind social media platforms’ censorship of “hate speech.”

During today’s White House press briefing, when Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked whether Biden supports Big Tech banning former President Trump from their platforms, Psaki replied: “I think that’s a decision made by Twitter. We’ve certainly spoke to and he’s spoken to the need for social media platforms to continue to take steps to reduce hate speech.”

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‘Who Cares?’ Cuomo Insists it Doesn’t Matter Where 4,000 Hidden Nursing Home Deaths Took Place

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has dismissed residents’ concerns he undercounted nursing home deaths by 4,000, sniping that it didn’t matter where they died because the “bottom number” remained the same.

“Who cares?” Cuomo whined during a press conference on Friday. “Died in a hospital, died in a nursing home. They died!” he lamented, making sure to remind the press that he’d lost his own father — five years ago — as if that would deflect some of the criticism.

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‘Who Cares? … They Died!’: Cuomo Hits Back at Questions Surrounding COVID Nursing Home Death Data

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week awkwardly pushed back against criticism of New York’s official COVID-19 nursing home death data, appearing to callously dismiss claims that his administration failed to properly secure long-term care facilities against the virus over the past year and then fudged the numbers to cover that failure up.

In a scathing report this week, the New York attorney general claimed that the Cuomo administration may have severely undercounted the number of nursing home-associated deaths by failing to count care facility residents who died after being transferred to a hospital.

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YouTube Deletes Ford Fischer’s Newsworthy Footage of Crowd Reacting to Trump Speech, Calls it “Spam”

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of News2Share Ford Fischer, on January 25, started a Twitter thread to announce that YouTube had removed one of his videos shot on January 6, before the Capitol Hill unrest.

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BC Woman Caught Hosting Illegal “Botox Parties” Fined $15k, Faces Jail Time

A BC woman who was previously caught hosting illegal “Botox and filler parties” is now facing prison time.

In a release, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) said that Maria Ezzati was sentenced to six months in jail on January 29 for contempt of court.

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More Than 4,300 Quebecers Were Ticketed for Curfew Violations in January

More than 1,000 Quebecers were ticketed last week for violating the province-wide curfew regulation aimed at forbidding illegal gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to figures made public Monday by the Quebec public security ministry.

That latest total brings to more than 4,300 the number of tickets issued last month in connection with the curfew.

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Obey God, Or Obey Government? Pastor Fined $2,300 for “Non-Compliant” Church Services

This past Saturday, I bumped into a bold pastor with a contagious smile, who was preaching the gospel to all the passerby in front of B.C.’s Vancouver Art Gallery.

Pastor David Marks also told me the shameful news that recently, he was fined a whopping $2,300 for preaching in an online service. There were only around 10 people present at the “scene of the crime,” a good portion of them responsible for ensuring the online service ran smoothly.

B.C.’s discriminatory COVID-19 restrictions that restrict religious gatherings — while leaving pot shops, indoor fun parks and busy malls open — are so out of control that now, even pastors like Marks who are trying to comply with them are subject to tyrannical fines that go against our fundamental right to freedom of religious expression.

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100,000 Reasons Why We Left! Reams of EU Legislation Slashed as UK Finally Breaks Free

The data offers a clear indication of how rapidly Britain is diverging from EU regulations — breaking free of red tape in the process. As of early December, the UK had already made 50,000 amendments to EU legislation, according to research by Thomson Reuters.

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27 Church Leaders Sue Scottish Government for Banning in-Person Worship

Nearly 30 church leaders in Scotland have sued their government for banning in-person church services, saying that the government had “criminalize[d] public worship.”

The suit was filed by 27 church leaders, including those from Free Church of Scotland, the Church of Scotland, and other, independent churches. The leaders are calling for a judicial review of pandemic regulations, saying that the restrictions are “in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights [Articles 9 and 11] and the Scottish Constitution,” according to a statement from the London-based Christian Legal Centre.

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Churches Protest Danish Law Requiring Vetting of Sermons

A number of Christian churches active in Denmark are protesting proposed legislation that would require translated copies of foreign-language sermons to be submitted to government authorities for review.

The government has said the aim of the law is to “enlarge the transparency of religious events and sermons in Denmark, when these are given in a language other than Danish.”

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Czechia Closes Its Borders to Foreigners

Starting last Friday at midnight, foreigners are no longer permitted to enter the Czech Republic except for essential travel such as work or study trips. In this case, the so-called travel traffic light, which has so far governed the conditions of travel into the Czech Republic, no longer applies.

Most European countries are in the red category, indicating a high level of risk. These are states that have a proportion of positive coronavirus tests of more than four percent and more than 250 cases per 100,000 population in the last two weeks.

According to the resolution, the Czech Cabinet prohibited the stay of foreigners in the Czech Republic except for the trips to work and school along with necessary visits to family or loved ones, trips to medical facilities, and social services facilities, or for certain events such as weddings or funerals.

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EU Vaccine Crisis ‘Biggest Confidence-Destroying Programme in Its History’, Says German Editor

The German media has continued to criticise the EU’s handling of its vaccine programme, headed by the country’s former defence minister, with an editor from Germany’s largest-selling newspaper calling it the “biggest confidence-destroying programme in its history”.

Bild‘s Peter Tiede remarked that while Europeans mocked “those strange Brexit birds with the weird Euro-populist Boris Johnson at their head”, the bloc and Germany are not laughing now, as it is “struggling with a vaccination disaster”.

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French Lawmakers Discuss Anti-Extremism Bill Aimed at Violent Islamists

French legislators discussed a bill Monday that would take aim at violent ideology perceived to be undermining the national infrastructure and institutions, with a particular focus on Islamist teachings and rhetoric.

The bill’s sponsor, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, says the legislation is aimed at stopping “an Islamist hostile takeover,” specifying that the bill is not aimed specifically at Muslims but at those who practice the more violent tenants of the faith often espoused by hardline Sunni and Shia groups.

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Hungary: Budapest Mayor’s Advisor Wants Ban on Children’s Baptisms

A ban on children’s baptism? Gaspar Béke’s, environmental advisor to liberal Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony, said he believes it is illegal to force children into belonging to a church, news portal Vasarnap reports.

The expert, who styles himself as an atheist activist, regularly publishes controversial posts on social media, and in his article published two years ago, he argued that the Hungarian soldiers who fell in the Don Bend during World War II were not heroes. Shortly after that article was published, readers drew attention to another piece from Béke’s where he had previously argued that the state should prohibit the baptism of children.

“From a legal point of view, baptism is clearly illegitimate, but how could it be abolished in practice?” He wrote on the blog of the Hungarian Atheist Society called Atheist Revolution in 2018. He explained in the article that by banning baptism, the country would make it clear that violating the rights of others, regardless of age, is unacceptable.

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Italy’s Corrupt and Dangerously Biased Judicial Branch Poses Threat to Democracy

A judge intimately connected with attempts to prosecute League party leader Matteo Salvini in 2018 is now sharing his secrets about corruption in Italy’s judicial system in a new book, and it is sure to have implications regarding rule of law for both Italy and, more broadly, the entire European Union.

Luca Palamara, the former president of the association of Italian magistrates (ANM) from 2008 to 2012 and former member of the High Council of the Judiciary (CSM) from 2014 to 2018, had warned that he would refuse to bear sole responsibility for crimes he was accused of and would start naming names and divulging information about corrupt activities. He is now carrying out his threat with the publication of an interview turned into a book with Alessandro Sallusti, a journalist who is the publishing director of Il Giornale daily newspaper.

In the book entitled “The System” (Il Sistema), Palamara breaks the omertà on the links between magistrates and politicians, on the domination of left-wing currents in the judiciary and the impact this has often had in terms of judicial interference in the political and democratic life of the country.

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Portugal: Police Shut Down Illegal Party With Over 20 People in Vilamoura

A party attended by over 20 people in Vilamoura was shut down by GNR police on Friday night (January 29).

Authorities were alerted to the illegal gathering at around 10pm, the police force said in a statement to the press.

“As they arrived at the residence, officers said the noise of music coming from inside the house was perfectly audible and that there were several cars parked outside,” it added.

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Scotland: Flout of Order: A Night on the COVID-Party Police Beat

Police say they’re facing increased physical and mental pressure as they continue to enforce coronavirus legislation.

Since the start of the pandemic, frontline officers have attended more than 7600 reports of house parties.

Nearly 4500 gatherings have been dispersed with more than 8600 fines handed out and over 600 people arrested for Covid breaches.

The Scottish Police Federation has warned that policing the pandemic is taking its toll on officers.

STV News spent a night on patrol with officers in Aberdeen as they broke up a number of illegal house parties.

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Suspect Arrested After Box With Human Head Thrown From Window of French Home

Police and other security services launched an operation in downtown Toulon on Monday afternoon after an individual threw a box containing a human head out the window of a local apartment building.

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Two Priests Arrested for Abusing Minor in Malta

Victim of sex abuse is former altar boy

(ANSAmed) — VALLETTA, JANUARY 27 — Two Maltese priests were arrested on Monday by Maltese police for sexually abusing a child in 2003 when he was eight, an altar boy at a parish church in Xaghra, on the island of Gozo.

The two men — Joseph Sultana, 84, and Joseph Cini, 70 — separately appeared before the court of Gozo on Wednesday morning. Both pronounced themselves not guilty. The case was reported by Maltese civil authorities to the Commission of safeguard of the Catholic church. The curia confirmed in a statement that it gave police all information on the case and urged the public to denounce all cases of alleged sexual abuse.

The court in Gozo listened to the victim, who is today 26, ordering not to publish his name. The man, who currently lives abroad, said he only took up the courage to talk about the abuse in 2019 with the bishop of Gozo, who encouraged him to talk to the Commission.

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UK COVID Cops Arrest Man for Handing Out Free Soup

Police in the UK arrested a man for handing out free soup in a park, claiming that he had violated COVID-19 restrictions.

Nick Smith had been giving out free soup to people in his village for 17 weeks before Sussex Police intervened, claiming he had violated COVID rules by encouraging people to gather.

However, Smith cited exemptions under the rules for volunteering, which allows for up to 15 people to gather either indoors or outdoors.

Smith said he found the whole experience “very shocking” and insisted he was only trying to help people struggling with mental health issues as a result of the lockdown.

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UK May Give Spare Vaccines to Ireland as EU Procurement Fiasco Rolls on

Speculation is mounting that Britain could divert some of its vaccines to other countries, and in particular the Republic of Ireland, which has been left short by the EU’s botched procurement programme.

The Republic of Ireland, which shares an open border with the United Kingdom along at its frontier with the British province of Northern Ireland, was blindsided in recent days when Brussels announced it would be deviating from the Brexit arrangements it fought tooth and nail for, to impose a hard border for vaccines on the island.

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UK: London Bridge Jihadi’s Widow Granted 15k in Legal Aid, As Victim’s Families Denied Funding

The British taxpayer has shelled out over £15,000 to the widow of the mastermind behind the 2017 London Bridge terror attack, while the families of victims were denied similar financial support.

Zahrah Rehman — the widow of Islamic State-inspired Pakistani-born husband Khuram Butt — was given £15,660 in legal aid for the inquest into the death of her husband and his two jihadi accomplices. She was provided with a group of stand-funded solicitors as well as a QC during the inquiry.

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UK: MI5 Aware of 43,000 Terrorist Suspects, Not 23,000 as Previously Claimed

The government of the United Kingdom has admitted that it is aware of 43,000 terrorist suspects— nearly double the number previously revealed by security services.

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UK: Police Called to Illegal House Parties in Bristol

Police received more than 100 reports of Bristol Covid breaches at the weekend — including five house parties.

Avon and Somerset police had 536 breach reports from Friday to Sunday (January 29 to February 1), including 168 in Bristol.

The force attended almost 60 per cent of the calls and issued 61 fixed penalty notices. Of those, 32 were in Bristol.

Officers were called to five Bristol house parties where participants were in double figures, but the spokeswoman said none were “major” gatherings.

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UK: Public Ban on Islamist Hate Preacher Anjem Choudary to be Lifted: Report

Infamous Islamic hate preacher Anjem Choudary will be free to spread his malevolent rhetoric in Britain, as his ban on public speaking will be lifted later this year, a report claims.

Choudary was convicted in 2016 of supporting Islamic State. Upon his release from prison in 2018 — after serving less than half of his five-and-a-half-year sentence — he was barred from public speaking, in one of the more extreme release condition orders given in the history of the UK.

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Wales: Coronavirus: People in Rhoose Fined by Police for Gathering

POLICE broke up numerous illegal gatherings over the weekend, including one in Rhoose.

South Wales Police handed out 240 fines to people breaching coronavirus restrictions on the weekend, with four people gathered at a house in Rhoose among the hundreds fined.

Despite First Minister Mark Drakeford’s recent confirmation that Alert Level Four restrictions in Wales will continue for at least three weeks some people still defied the current restrictions resulting in police action.

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

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.

[Comment: If police continue to behave like bullies, it is only a matter of time before the public pushes back. Perhaps that’s what elites want — a pretext for martial law.]

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Watch: Customers Flee Wales Hair Salon as Police Raid to Enforce COVID Rules

Police in Wales have released CCTV footage of people fleeing from a beauty salon that defied Covid-19 restrictions to open its doors.

Some of the customers still had dye in their hair as they attempted to evade the cops.

Gwent Police said the owner of Euphoria Tanning Hair and Beauty in the town of Cwmbran was fined £1,000 (about $1,370) for remaining open during the nationwide lockdown.

Three of the eight people who were seen fleeing the scene were also slapped with fixed penalty notices. Officers are still trying to identify the other people involved in the incident.

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What Are the Challenges Awaiting Merkel’s Successor Armin Laschet?

by Matt Snape

The race to succeed German Chancellor Angela Merkel is coming to an end as Armin Laschet has been elected leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU), Merkel’s party.

During the party’s virtual conference, the premier of North-Rhine Westphalia state triumphed over his two rivals.

For now, it is more than likely that he will succeed Merkel when she retires as Germany’s Chancellor in September, after serving 16 years in office.

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Algeria: Sentences Upheld for Two Former Prime Ministers

Ouyahia and Sellal, 15 and 12 years respectively for corruption

(ANSAmed) — ALGIERS, JANUARY 28 — A court in Algiers upheld the sentences of two former Algerian prime ministers who served under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a judicial source said.

Ahmed Ouyahia was sentenced to 15 years in prison, and Abdelmalek Sellal was sentenced to 12 years in prison, after being convicted in December 2019 for corruption.

The trials regarded scandals that came to light in the automobile sector and the financing of Bouteflika’s failed candidacy in elections that year.

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A Brief Examination of Some Facts Related to Mass Vaccination

The case of Israel, leading the world by far in the mass vaccination contest, doesn’t leave much maneuvering room for skeptics. Since Israel launched its vast vaccination campaign in December, it has been witnessing an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths. By now, the British Mutant has become Israel’s dominant COVID strain. Israel’s health system is on the brink of collapse.

In my article Guinea Pigs United I pointed out that the rise in cases and deaths correlates with the distribution of vaccines. In Israel, the Orthodox Jewish communities that were vaccinated en masse saw COVID cases rise 16-fold, while Israeli Arabs who at large refrained from vaccination saw numbers of COVID cases dropping sharply.

But Israel is not alone. Some other states have followed a similar path and their situation is becoming as catastrophic as the crisis we witness in the Jewish State…

It is hardly a secret that those who seem to be enthusiastic about the vaccines are also claiming to be in favour of ‘good science’ or even ‘real’ science as they often refer to it. The statistical facts that are related to mass vaccination are not very promising. Examining the situation in the countries that are engaged in mass vaccination such as Israel, Britain, the USA and the UAE reveal that these countries witnessed a clear decline in COVID cases and deaths during late November and early December. However, just a few days after those countries launched their vaccination campaigns, the numbers of COVID cases and consequently deaths went through the roof.

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Florida Man Traveled From Orlando to Turkey in Effort to Join ISIS, FBI Says

Gainesville, Fla. — Authorities say a former Florida resident has been returned to the United States after traveling to Turkey and attempting to join the Islamic State group.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Gainesville announced Monday that 33-year-old Mohamed Fathy Suliman, a U.S. citizen, and formerly a resident of Gainesville, has been charged with attempting to provide material support for a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Over Israel-UAE Peace Deal

Authored by Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Former President Donald Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prizeon Monday morning by an Estonian member of the European Parliament, Jaak Madison.

In a post on social media, Madison said:

“In the last 30 years, Donald Trump is the first president of the United States, who during his tenure, has not started a war. Additionally, he signed several peace agreements in the Middle East which have helped provide stability in the region and peace.”

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New Grid Threat: Russia Deploys Super-Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon Capable of Traveling at Mach 20 That Could Put the U.S. In the Dark With Little Notice — and China Ready Too!

With the United States waking up to the threat posed to the electric grid and electronics from cyberwarfare, Russia is mastering systems that can already overcome the latest protections to keep the lights on, according to one of the nation’s leading experts.

The latest intelligence indicates that Russia has specialized a “super-electromagnetic pulse” weapon and warhead capable of traveling at Mach 20 that could put the U.S. in the dark with little notice.

Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security, also said China has leapfrogged U.S. developments in electromagnetic pulse warfare (see report at the end of the article).

What’s more, administration critics claim that President Biden’s decision to lift former President Trump’s ban on China involvement in the U.S. grid gives the communist foe a backdoor opening to attacking the nation’s electric supply.

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Russia Violates Its Human Rights Commitments, Says Czech Foreign Minister

By violently suppressing opposition and freedom of speech, Russia is violating its commitment to human rights, stated Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek in response to the intervention of Russian security forces during demonstrations for the liberation of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

According to Petricek, the European Union will discuss this issue, and Czechia will support sanctions against some individuals under the new EU sanction system.

Security forces detained more than 4,000 demonstrators, according to the OVD-Info server, which monitors police activities. If confirmed, it will be higher than the number of detainees in similarly targeted demonstrations last Saturday, when police detained more than 3,500 people across Russia. At the time, the AFP agency spoke of the most intense arrests in the country’s recent history. Among the detainees is Navalny’s wife, Julia.

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Christian Nurse Bound and Tortured in Pakistan Over Unsubstantiated Blasphemy Charge

Following a disagreement with a Muslim co-worker in Pakistan, a Christian nurse was accused of blasphemy and subsequently assaulted by her colleagues.

Tabitha Nazir Gill, a 30-year-old nurse at Sobhraj Maternity Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, observed a co-worker improperly taking money from a patient. Gill reminded the co-worker that hospital policy barred medical staff from taking tips or contributions from patients.

The reproach apparently offended the worker, who subsequently accused the Christian nurse of blasphemy. Despite there being no evidence of the accusation, International Christian Concern reported that Gill was bound, tortured, and locked in a hospital room until authorities arrived.

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Trump’s Afghanistan Troop Withdrawl Scrapped

President Trump’s plans to completely withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan this year now appear to have been scrapped according to NATO and Pentagon sources.

Speaking to Reuters, an anonymous NATO official said “There will be no full withdrawal by allies by April-end.”

The move was also confirmed by three other NATO officials.

The source suggested that “conditions have not been met” for a full withdrawal, and that the Biden administration will likely not seek to withdraw remaining US troops.

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US Warns it “Will Take Action” as Myanmar Military Coup Declares 1-Year State of Emergency

In what looks to be the first foreign policy and international crisis of the Biden administration, recently confirmed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged Myanmar’s military leaders to “reverse these actions immediately” after arresting the country’s civilian leadership in a coupon Monday.

“We call on Burmese [the US still officially calls it Burma] military leaders to release all government officials and civil society leaders and respect the will of the people of Burma as expressed in democratic elections on November 8,” Blinken said according to Reuters.

As we detailed earlier Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar’s governing National League for Democracy (NLD) and President Win Myint and other civilian leaders were “taken” during military raids on their homes in the early hours of Monday (local time). State TV broadcasts were cut, along with the internet to the capital.

A military channel then announced in an emergency broadcast that the army under commander in chief Min Aung Hlaing will retain control of the country for at least a year using ‘state of emergency’ powers.

“The NLD won enough seats in parliament to form a government in November, but the army says the vote was fraudulent,” BBC reported. “The army has called on the government to postpone convening parliament, which was due to take place on Monday.”

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With Biden in Charge the WHO is Back to Investigating Bat Soup at a Wuhan Food Market for Causing the China Coronavirus

What an incredible waste of time. The World Health Organization (WHO) is looking over a Chinese food market in Wuhan to find origins of the China coronavirus.

According to Newsmax:…

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‘Bunch of Cowboys’: Insider Claims Hotel Quarantine Security Guards in Western Australia Are Mostly Foreign Students Who Are Paid ‘Off the Books’ In Cash — and Share Ids So They Can Uber on the Side

An insider has blasted Western Australia’s hotel quarantine system and accused security companies of hiring and exploiting foreign students.

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New Push to Force Australians to Wear Badges Saying ‘I’m a Mother’ or ‘I’m a Son’ and Ban ‘Sexualised’ Uniforms at Work to Stop Harassment and Violence

Sexualised uniforms could be banned and employee badges may be made mandatory for Australian workers in a bid to stop sexual harassment and violence in the workplace.

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Swedish LGBT Federation in Hot Water Over Suspected Rape of Young Asylum Seekers

The victims said they were afraid that the counsellor would ruin their chances of getting asylum if they didn’t let him abuse them.

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UK: ‘Country Closed Yet Border Open’ — Even Labour Say Tories Too Lax on Controls

Even the left-wing, pro-mass immigration Labour party is now taking Boris Johnson’s government to task over its lax border controls, as people continue to fly into the country despite the punishing internal lockdown on local people and businesses.

“The Home Secretary rarely misses a chance to talk tough. That’s why it’s so surprising that she is ducking the chance to explain why Britain’s borders are still open whilst the country is locked down, putting at risk the vaccine rollout with the threat of new variants entering the UK,” said Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds, in reference to his opposite number in government, Priti Patel.

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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 migrants are being forcibly deported before they can claim asylum.

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How COVID-19 ‘Vaccines’ May Destroy the Lives of Millions

The COVID-19 vaccine really isn’t a vaccine in the medical definition of a vaccine. It’s more accurately an experimental gene therapy that could prematurely kill large amounts of the population and disable exponentially more.

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Islamic Scholar Says Muslims Should Leave the West to Flee LGBT Teachings

An Islamic scholar gave a controversial interview during which he asserted that Muslims should leave the west and return to their home countries, primarily to avoid their children being taught about LGBT issues.

The comments were made by AbdulRahman Hassam during an appearance on a YouTube show called Al Madrasatu Al Umariyyah.

“Anyone that knows they have the ability to migrate, go to their home country where they’re originally from,” said Hassam, adding that Muslims who remain in western countries are “sinning.”

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Planet Lockdown: Catherine Austin Fitts Full Interview

The Covid-19 restrictions are part of an authoritarian takedown of humanity under the guise of public health safety.

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Shocking Video From Protests in Poland: Children Chant, “Hey, Hey, Abortion is OK!’

On Friday afternoon, those supporting the liberalization of abortion law once again took to the streets of Warsaw to manifest their opposition to the Constitutional Tribunal’s ban on eugenic abortion.

A shocking video from the protest appeared online. In the clip, children are heard repeating a chant from “Women’s Strike” leader Marta Lempart, who leads them in shouting: “Hey, hey, hey, abortion is okay! Freedom, equality, abortion on demand! You’ve messed with women!”

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Texas GOP Move to Ban Transgender Athletes From Women’s Sports

Republicans lawmakers in Texas have recently filed legislation that would move to bar transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports.

A bill filed by state Rep. Valoree Swanson (R) would prevent biological males who identify as women from competing on single-sex sports teams for girls and women at the K-12 and post-secondary education levels.

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The World’s Rulers Are Promising a “Great Reset”

It’s not a conspiracy theory, it’s a fact. The ruling classes of the globe are promising that they will follow through with the Great Reset. If you think this is going to be done in your favor, then you are delusional.

The goal is for humans to become a slave race to the very few, we will “own nothing” and be “happy” to serve the ruling class. At least people are finally realizing what these totalitarian control freaks want in the very near future.

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18 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/1/2021

    • I live on the border and it is not difficult to close the crossings. You can always walk through the forrest of course, but all official border crossings are manned on both sides of the border.

        • Yes, today they usually sit in cars, because the old border crossing buildings are gone, but they do stop you, and Bavaria is requiring 2 day old negative test to let you in, Austria does too but I am not sure if they require it on the border like the Bavarians.
          When it all begun last winter, the Czech Army even deployed paratroopers into the forrests to watch the “tourists” not to cross the border. They were hidden in the bushes in full on Paratrooper gear and camoflage.

  1. ‘Meanwhile, to protect itself Czechia closed its borders to foreigners.’

    As far as I can see, Czechia might close the borders to protect itself, but the Czechs on the internet forums are starting to openly warn government servants that one day, a crowd of dissatisfied citizens gonna knock on their doors and demand justice. I take it as an indication that people are truly getting fed up with our Mafia run enterprise, called “the Czech Republic”.

    We, The Czechs, don’t revolt often, but when we do…

  2. ‘Meanwhile, to protect itself Czechia closed its borders to foreigners.’

    As far as I can see, Czechia might close the borders to protect itself, but the Czechs on the internet forums are starting to openly warn government servants that one day, a crowd of dissatisfied citizens gonna knock on their doors and demand justice. I take it as an indication that people are truly getting fed up with our Mafia run enterprise, called “the Czech Republic”.

    We, The Czechs, don’t revolt often, but when we do…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defenestration

  3. Re: Two Shocking Headlines …

    Likeliest the biggest transfer of wealth in history. During a very exaggerated plandemic the hyperrich GAINED $ 3.7 trillion, that’s $ 3,700 billion, or 1 billion 3,700 times; while ordinary people LOST $3.5 trillion.

    As the saying goes — Capitalism lifted the most people out of poverty, the fastest, in history. And now Mercantile Bureaucratic Socialism crushes the most people back into poverty, the fastest, in history.

  4. Re: Regime Fears the People …

    Maybe the moral conscience of National Guard troops will rise up and a simultaneous assault on Congress and the White House is launched. If the November 2020 US election is not overturned, then the USA is officially more corupt than Burma and its generals. Seriously. It’s such naked contrasts that bring down dynasties.

    Foreign states don’t see much difference, frankly, between the GOP and the Dems. Its tweedledum and tweedledee in their eyes. With the 2020 election American moral influence has largely ended. This will have huge knock-on effects going forward. Reading yesterday the White House official response to the Burma election steal was magnificently surreal.

  5. — So. Nearly a month has gone by and they won’t release the name of the policeman who shot unarmed Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt. An unarmed woman whose hands were busy trying to hoist herself through a window, and who posed no imminent threat to anyone. They’ll announce they’ve recommended no charges be pressed against the cop who shot her, but they won’t name him. How many unarmed Antifa or BLM rioters were shot dead merely for trespass? Any?
    — I wonder how long it will take them to release the name of the criminal shooter down in Sunrise, Florida? Feb 2nd, 2 FBI agents were killed and 3 FBI agents wounded while trying to serve a warrant on a violent sexual abuser of minors. It’s early days, but they haven’t released the name of the suspect yet. How long will it take them? The longer it takes, the more likely the suspect is a member of “protected groups.” Here’s some interesting statistics re Sunrise, Fla – it’s 55% white, 35% black, 42% foreign-born, and 15% non-citizen. 42% foreign-born!!!!!
    That area of Florida is dotted with mosques, and a madrassa lies just outside Sunrise’s city limits. Just like a Leftist, I find myself hoping the perpetrator is a white guy. Because if he’s an immigrant from a misogynist culture, and the Left tries to cover it up, I’m going to really, really mad. We don’t need British-style Muslim grooming gangs here in the USA. And we don’t need brain-addled Leftists covering up for them. If you hate hate, you should hate ALL hate. Stand up for truth and justice!

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