Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/15/2021

Police raided illegal lockdown-violating parties in New York, Spain, London, Birmingham, Wiltshire, and Antigua. Meanwhile, British authorities say that COVID rules may be relaxed next month to allow two people to sit on the same park bench.

In other news, in the Swiss town of Neuchâtel an Afghan migrant was arrested for spraying acid on a beauty pageant contestant.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Chicago Had $41,000 in Debt Per Taxpayer Before COVID-19, Second to New York
 
USA
» “I Figured I’d Just Do Everybody a Favor”: California Inmate Beats 2 Child Molesters to Death With a Cane
» 12-Year-Old Shoots Alleged Intruder to Save Grandmother
» 61-Year-Old Chicago Woman Escapes Carjacking by Gouging Out Her Attacker’s Eyes
» Backfire: Minneapolis City Council Retreats on Defunding the Police as Surging Crime Rates Provoke Desperation
» Biden Asks Congress to Ban ‘Weapons of War on Our Streets’ As He Uses 3rd Anniversary of Parkland Shooting to Demand Gun Control
» Bill Gates Lauded as Man to “Save the World”
» Conspiracy Theories Are Caused by Government Secrecy
» Dr. Sebastian Gorka Explains How to Fight Cancel Culture: ‘You Must Not Buckle Under’
» Exposing an Appalling Media Whitewash of a Vicious, Murderous Terrorist Group
» Fans Begin Petition to Get Gina Carano Rehired, But She May Not be Interested
» For Seventh Year in a Row, Illinois Sees Population Loss
» Former Drug Dealer Who Shot Two People Hired by House Dems for Top ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Job
» General George Washington Wouldn’t Join Today’s Army
» Graham Suggests Harris Could be Impeached by a GOP House
» Irony: Fossil Fuels Being Used to Rescue Green Energy Turbines in Frozen Texas
» It’s Clear — Since the 2020 Election — Joe Biden and His Gang Are Scared to Death of Facing the American People
» Joe Biden Plays Mario Kart as Thousands of Americans Die of COVID (Video)
» Kevin Sorbo Highlights Disney Hypocrisy: Ignored Producer’s ‘MAGA Kids Into the Woodchipper’ Post
» Liberals Say Trump’s Acquittal is a Victory for ‘White Supremacy’
» Microsoft Says it Found 1,000-Plus Developers’ Fingerprints on the SolarWinds Attack
» Millions Out of Power in Texas as Wind Chills Drop Well Below Zero for the First Time in Decades
» More Censorship: Kevin Sorbo’s Facebook Account Removed by Facebook
» More on Biden’s 308,000 Ballot Drop in Fairfax County Virginia on Election Night — This One Ballot Drop Was 73% of Biden Votes in the County — Explain That!
» NASA Perseverance Rover to Land on Mars on Thursday
» New York Businesses Join Residents in Their “Prison Break” To Florida
» North Carolina GOP Condemns Richard Burr After He Openly Admits to Violating the US Constitution by Voting to Convict Trump
» Pelosi Announces a 9/11-Style Commission to Investigate “Domestic Terror Attack” At Capitol
» Principal of NY School Demands Parents Become “White Traitors”
» Respected Doctor and Bioweapons Researcher Believes COVID Vaccines Are a Form of ‘Weaponized Medicine’
» Senate Democrats Face Intra-Party Outrage After Making a Deal to Skip Impeachment Witnesses
» Social Platform Parler Back Online After Finding New Server Host
» Study Finds CDC Inflated COVID Numbers by 1,600%
» SUNY Cortland Suspends Students for Hosting Illegal Off-Campus Party
» Support for a Viable 3rd Party Reaches All-Time High of 62%
» Tennessee Legislators Create Bill to Prevent Businesses From Discriminating Against Maskless Customers
» The US Ministry of Woke Propaganda Wants to Cancel You, Me, Fox, And Anyone Else Who Disagrees
» Unprecedented Winter Weather Pattern Has Set Up Across the US: Here’s What is Coming This Week
» Video: ‘Emotional’ Nancy Pelosi Storms Around Capitol, Slams Podium After Trump’s Second Acquittal
 
Canada
» 12 Students Quit a Professor’s Class So She Doxed Them on Twitter, Smeared Them as Racist
» Domestic Violence Sees Huge Spike Correlating to Canadian Lockdowns
» Quebec: Falsification of Mortality Data Pertaining to COVID-19
 
Europe and the EU
» Belgium: Host of Brussels Sex Party Claims Police Damaged His Furniture
» Breaking: UK Govt Admits COVID-19 a Cover for Depopulation Program
» Croatia: The EU Gave the Green Light to 86m for Broadband
» European Countries Eyeing Chinese COVID-19 Vaccines
» ‘Freedom Ceased to Exist in France a Long Time Ago, ‘ Says French Left-Wing Philosopher Michel Onfray
» Germany: 5 Tajiks Charged With Membership in ISIS Group
» Illegal Gatherings Broken Up All Over Spain This Weekend as Coronavirus Cases Continue to Fall
» ISIS Cell in Germany Plotted to Kill YouTuber
» Italy: IRPEF Income Tax ‘Made by Frankenstein’ — Confindustria
» Labour Report Proposes UK Pay Reparations for British Empire, Virtual Abolition of Monarchy
» Misleading Reuters Article About Alleged Corruption Snowballs in Hungary’s Left-Wing Press
» Poland Overtakes Italy as 5th Largest Trading Partner for Germany
» Polish PM: Tax on Advertising Income Won’t Harm Freedom of Speech
» Revolutionary Discovery: The Oldest Script of the Slavs, Is Not Glagolitic, But Germanic Runes
» Scottish Christians Warn That Hate Crime Bill Will Stifle ‘Honest and Open Debate’
» ‘The Right Must Fight for the Youth, ‘ Says Polish MEP Patryk Jaki
» The UK’s Chilling “Non-Crime Hate Incident” Law is as Bad as it Sounds and Completely Useless
» Top UK Defence Research Lab Gave Grants to Chinese Military-Tied Academics: Report
» U.K. Professor Uses A.I. To Decode Animal “Languages”
» UK: AstraZeneca and Janssen Said it is Looking Into Testing COVID-19 Vaccine on Newborn Babies
» UK: COVID Fines Given to People Who Broke Lockdown Rules at Swindon House Party
» UK: Government IS ‘Considering’ Vaccine Passports to Enter Pubs, Shops, Events
» UK: Government Says Brits May be Allowed to Sit on a Bench With Another Person
» UK: Moment Maskless Guests Party at ‘Illegal’ Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Wedding in London as Lawyer Claims Couples ‘Are Being Told Ceremonies With Any Number of People’ Are ‘Legitimate’ In Lockdown if They Also Hold Prayers
» UK: Man, 31, Will Appear in Court Charged With Breaching COVID Rules After Police Raided Illegal Rave Attended by More Than 30 People on Boat in North London
» UK: Man Accused of Planning ISIS-Inspired Attack ‘Became Friends With Terror Offenders in Prison’
» UK: Police Catch 70 People Breaching COVID Rules
» UK: Pro-Freedom Plan Rejected: Senior Minister Rejects ‘Arbitrary’ End of Lockdown in April
» UK: Shocking Moment 150 Partygoers Flee Illegal Nightclub With VIP Area and DJ After Cops Caught Them Using Drones
» ‘Weaponised by Woke Activists’ — UK Police Recorded 120,000 ‘Non-Crime Hate Incidents’
 
North Africa
» Pope Remembers Coptic Christians Martyred by ISIS
 
Middle East
» Biden Policy Shift Emboldens Yemen’s Houthi Rebels
» Russian, Chinese, Uzbek, Tajik, Algerian ISIS Jihadists Pretend to be Tourists, Job Seekers on Turkey Trip
» Turkey: 147 Writers Against Pro-Erdogan Rector
» Turkey: Erdogan Accuses U.S. of ‘Backing Kurdish Terrorists’
 
Far East
» China Means to Destroy Us… After Biden Weakens Our Defenses, Beijing Will Go Kinetic
» Hong Kong Says “Social Responsibility” Trumps Privacy, Will Using Tracing App to Automatically Track Citizens
 
Australia — Pacific
» Big Tech Blinks: Google, Facebook Scramble for Australian News Content Deals
 
Latin America
» Antigua: Ten Ticketed for Breaching Social Gathering Protocols
 
Immigration
» Afghan Migrant Arrested After Acid Attack on Swiss Beauty Contest Model
» France Set to Dissolve Far-Right Anti-Migrant Group
» Minister Slams Deportation Lawyers for Taking UK ‘For a Ride’
 
Culture Wars
» Governments Increasingly Use the Idea of COVID “Misinformation” To Suppress Speech and Dissent
 
General
» UK: Good News: ‘Woke’ Universities to be Fined for Limiting Free Speech
 

Chicago Had $41,000 in Debt Per Taxpayer Before COVID-19, Second to New York

A new report from government finance watchdog Truth in Accounting gave the Windy City an “F” for financial health. Chicago’s massive $36 billion net debt stems primarily from pensions.

Chicago city taxpayers were just hit with $94 million in property tax increases and $38 million in higher fines and fees, including a policy for speed cameras to ticket drivers for going just 6 mph over the speed limit, to help close the city’s budget deficit. City leaders placed much of the blame on COVID-19’s impact on government revenues, but a recent report from fiscal watchdog Truth in Accounting shows Chicago’s problems existed long before the pandemic.

Chicago ranked next-to-last and was labeled a “sinkhole city” in Truth in Accounting’s latest report, “Financial State of the Cities.”

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

“I Figured I’d Just Do Everybody a Favor”: California Inmate Beats 2 Child Molesters to Death With a Cane

Jonathan Watson, a 41-year-old California prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder, has confessed to beating two child molesters to death with a cane while in prison. The inmate said in his letter that he had urgently warned his prison counselor that he might become violent, but the therapist apparently did not take it seriously.

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

12-Year-Old Shoots Alleged Intruder to Save Grandmother

A 12-year-old Goldsboro, North Carolina, boy shot and killed an alleged home intruder Saturday night after that intruder allegedly shot his grandmother.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

61-Year-Old Chicago Woman Escapes Carjacking by Gouging Out Her Attacker’s Eyes

A 61-year-old woman fought off an armed man who tried to carjack her Saturday in Bucktown, a neighborhood of Chicago. The owner of the car jammed her fingers into the perpetrator’s eyes and scratched his face before he gave up and sped away in the car he came in.

According to Chicago Police Department spokesperson Michael Carroll, the lone carjacker got out of his Jeep Cherokee and pointed a gun at the woman.

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

Backfire: Minneapolis City Council Retreats on Defunding the Police as Surging Crime Rates Provoke Desperation

Despite its original plan to defund the city’s police department and replace it with a “public safety department” made up of social workers and other forms of law enforcement, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Friday to fund the police an additional $6.4 million.

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

Biden Asks Congress to Ban ‘Weapons of War on Our Streets’ As He Uses 3rd Anniversary of Parkland Shooting to Demand Gun Control

President Joe Biden has released a statement allowing a closer look at what his “commonsense” policy on gun laws will be, demanding, among other things, that Congress pass universal background checks and ban “assault weapons.”

“Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms,” Biden said in his Sunday statement. The timing matched the third anniversary of the Parkland shooting, which saw a gunman open fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 and wounding another 17.

Biden has long promised to put his weight behind stricter gun laws if he were elected president and his ideas run down the list of common demands gun-control advocates often push for. The president is calling for universal background checks on all gun sales, banning high-capacity magazines, an “assault weapons” ban, and “eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”

[Comment: Commies want Amercians to be defenceless against the coming democide.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bill Gates Lauded as Man to “Save the World”

Bill Gates has been lauded as the man to “save the world” and help the planet reach zero carbon emissions in a new report by Wired Magazine, despite such standards not being reflected in the billionaire philanthropist’s own lifestyle.

The article investigates how Gates plans to achieve a “zero carbon” world and promotes his new book which argues “it’s time we make real societal, economic and logistic changes to our way of life to avoid disaster.”

According to Gates, the planet needs to reach zero carbon emissions in order to “avoid catastrophe.”

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

Conspiracy Theories Are Caused by Government Secrecy

The DC Circuit has ruled that the CIA is under no obligation to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests pertaining to its involvement with insurgent militias in Syria, overturning a lower court’s previous ruling in favor of a Buzzfeed News reporter seeking such documents.

As Sputnik’s Morgan Artyukhina clearly outlines, this ruling comes despite the fact that mainstream news outlets have been reporting on the Central Intelligence Agency’s activities in Syria for years, and despite a US president having openly tweeted about those activities.

“In other words, the CIA will not be required to admit to actions it is widely reported as having done, much less divulge documents about them to the press for even greater scrutiny,” Artyukhina writes, calling to mind the Julian Assange quote “The overwhelming majority of information is classified to protect political security, not national security.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dr. Sebastian Gorka Explains How to Fight Cancel Culture: ‘You Must Not Buckle Under’

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a former senior aide to former President Donald Trump, explained in a wide-ranging interview last week how he has faced cancel culture, how to fight back against it, and why the left and establishment practices it against Trump supporters.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Exposing an Appalling Media Whitewash of a Vicious, Murderous Terrorist Group

It is incomprehensible that the Los Angeles Times let this puff piece go to print.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Fans Begin Petition to Get Gina Carano Rehired, But She May Not be Interested

Fans of former MMA fighter and actress Gina Carano have begun a petition to have her rehired after Disney fired her last week.

“The Mandalorian” star was let go last week over conservative viewpoints she regularly shared on social media — content that had drawn the regular ire of some fans for months. Disney said that the decision was made over “denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities,” calling it “abhorrent and unacceptable.”

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

For Seventh Year in a Row, Illinois Sees Population Loss

(WEEK) — For the seventh consecutive year, Illinois recorded a population loss. However, this year is historic. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2019 to 2020, the state saw it’s worst population decline since World War II.

From July 2019 to July 2020, Illinois lost more than 79,000 residents. The only state to see a bigger decline is New York.

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

Former Drug Dealer Who Shot Two People Hired by House Dems for Top ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Job

Dyjuan Tatro, a triggerman for a notorious New York street gang, who shot two people and slashed a person’s face, has been hired by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as a “senior adviser for diversity and inclusion.”

Tatro is a former member of the Original Gangsta Killas street gang in Albany. Tatro, who was already serving time for shooting two people in 2006, was sentenced to an additional six-year term in federal prison in 2011 after he confessed to dealing drugs and conspiring to traffic crack cocaine, and admitted to making at least $12,000 a month in the criminal enterprise. He also confessed to slashing someone’s face with a razor back in 2002.

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

General George Washington Wouldn’t Join Today’s Army

As he begins to implement China Joe Biden’s order to impose transgenderism on the U.S. Armed Forces, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has vowed to purge people with “extremist or dissident ideologies.” This means expelling conservative or Trump-supporting service members. It is also intended to drive Christians out of the military.

Eliminating traditional values in the military is one of the final steps necessary to consolidating America’s position as a Marxist one-party state. They already control the CIA and FBI. Now they want the Pentagon.

Under attack, as part of an official “stand down” designed to identify extremists, Americans with traditional values may decide they have no other alternative except to leave the Armed Forces. At the same time, Christian parents may decide that their young men and women should not serve.

The nation will suffer as morally upstanding young adults seek other lines of work or professions.

This process of subverting the military actually began under the Clinton Administration, when U.S. forces were deployed around the world in various conflicts that did not involve threats to U.S. national security. In the former Yugoslavia, where NATO was deployed for the first time in an offensive military capacity without the approval of Congress, the policy led to the famous case of Army Specialist Michael New refusing orders to serve a foreign U.N. commander in Macedonia. After saying he had signed up for the green team, not the blue team, he was court-martialed and discharged for “bad conduct.”

His lawyers in the Michael New Action Fund fought the discharge in the courts for over 10 years, arguing that presidential orders to report to the U.N. were illegal and unconstitutional. While the Supreme Court ultimately refused to review the case, many members of Congress and the public rallied to Michael New’s defense.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Graham Suggests Harris Could be Impeached by a GOP House

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) suggested on Sunday that Vice President Kamala Harris could be impeached by a Republican-led House of Representatives in the future.

Graham made the comment during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” also adding that the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump was a “joke.”

“We’ve opened Pandora’s box to future presidents,” Graham said. “If you use this model, I don’t know how Kamala Harris doesn’t get impeached if the Republicans take over the House because she actually bailed out rioters and one of the rioters went back to the streets and broke somebody’s head open. We’ve opened Pandora’s box here and I’m sad for the country.”

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

Irony: Fossil Fuels Being Used to Rescue Green Energy Turbines in Frozen Texas

As frigid temperatures and ice storms continue to envelope the state of Texas, a glaring weakness in renewable energy sources has been revealed. Wind turbines across a large portion of the state have been rendered inoperable.

While millions of Texans are in desperate need of energy for heat, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has been forced to ask residents to limit their use in order to prevent too heavy a burden on the already-weakened grid. Frozen wind turbines, which provides nearly 22% of the state’s energy production, have crippled the state’s ability to generate the necessary amount of energy it requires.

In response to the crisis produced by reliance on renewable energy, some observers online couldn’t help but note the irony: fossil fuel-powered helicopters are spraying fossil fuel-created products on fossil-fuel created turbines that have frozen due to a winter storm that is being blamed on fossil-fuel-caused climate change.

[Comment: Green energy is a pipe dream.]

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

It’s Clear — Since the 2020 Election — Joe Biden and His Gang Are Scared to Death of Facing the American People

After stealing the 2020 election for President, Joe Biden and this gang are scared to death of the American people.

It’s evident for anyone who still trusts their own eyes that Joe Biden didn’t win the 2020 election for President, he stole it. The number of records President Trump attained, most votes ever for any candidate prior to the election by 6 million votes or a 10% increase over Obama’s 69 million in 2008, etc., etc., etc…

No, Joe Biden IS NOT the most popular President ever.

Nope, it didn’t happen. We have literally truckloads of evidence showing the election was stolen. There is no way Biden won a legitimate election minus any fraud.

Probably the most obvious evidence Joe Biden stole the 2020 election is because he and his gang are absolutely frightened of facing the American people.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Joe Biden Plays Mario Kart as Thousands of Americans Die of COVID (Video)

These are the rules, right?

Joe Biden played Mario Kart with his granddaughter during a weekend at Camp David while thousands of Americans died of Covid.

The White House said that Joe Biden had nothing on his schedule for the entire weekend.

Biden arrived to Camp David Friday afternoon and did nothing but play video games and sleep all weekend.

Pathetic.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Kevin Sorbo Highlights Disney Hypocrisy: Ignored Producer’s ‘MAGA Kids Into the Woodchipper’ Post

Actor Kevin Sorbo blasted Hollywood’s treatment of Gina Carano Saturday, highlighting a producer who has worked with Disney and received no rebuke from the company when he fantasized about “MAGA kids” going “into the woodchipper.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Liberals Say Trump’s Acquittal is a Victory for ‘White Supremacy’

Even though most people did not expect Donald Trump’s impeachment to pass in the Senate, his most fierce critics have expressed shock over his acquittal calling it a victory for fascism and white supremacy.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Microsoft Says it Found 1,000-Plus Developers’ Fingerprints on the SolarWinds Attack

Microsoft president Brad Smith said the software giant’s analysis of the SolarWinds hack suggests the code behind the crack was the work of a thousand or more developers…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Millions Out of Power in Texas as Wind Chills Drop Well Below Zero for the First Time in Decades

As winter weather has swept across the country, the deep southern state of Texas is among the hardest hit. A national utility tracker has estimated that nearly 2.7 million Texans are currently without power, a serious concern with most of Texas dealing with single-digit temperatures and below-zero wind chills.

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

More Censorship: Kevin Sorbo’s Facebook Account Removed by Facebook

Actor Kevin Sorbo, most famous for his role as Hercules in the long-running TV series, has had his account removed from Facebook. Sorbo’s “crime” against the social media giant was his refusal to toe the line and promote the official narrative of the ruling class.

It was not immediately clear why the tech giant took such drastic action against Sorbo, who has courted controversy for doubting the effectiveness of masks amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as for his unwavering support of ex-president Donald Trump after the Capitol riot, according to a report by RT.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

More on Biden’s 308,000 Ballot Drop in Fairfax County Virginia on Election Night — This One Ballot Drop Was 73% of Biden Votes in the County — Explain That!

The election results in Virginia’s Fairfax County were very suspect late Election Night. There were five ballot drops each with over 300,000 votes for Biden in and out like a yoyo which ended up being 73% of the County’s votes for Biden.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NASA Perseverance Rover to Land on Mars on Thursday

NASA’s newest Mars rover is set to land on Mars this Thursday after more than half a year in space.

The Perseverance rover was launched on July 30, 2020, and has traveled 127 million miles. It will take approximately seven minutes for the vehicle to descend to the Martian surface, where it is set to explore an ancient lake site called Jezero Crater. The mission cost $2.7 billion.

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

New York Businesses Join Residents in Their “Prison Break” To Florida

Many New York City businesses are reportedly capitalizing on the recent migration of New Yorkers to Florida, opening new locations in the Sunshine State and praising the government’s more moderate approach to COVID-19.’

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

North Carolina GOP Condemns Richard Burr After He Openly Admits to Violating the US Constitution by Voting to Convict Trump

The Senate voted 57-43 to acquit Donald Trump on Saturday.

7 Republican Senators voted with Democrats to convict Trump.

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr is one of seven Republicans who voted “guilty” to convict President Donald Trump on Saturday — and by his own admission, he violated the US Constitution in doing so.

Burr, who split from Republican voters and sided with the Democrats, released a statement following his vote that contained an admission that he believes he violated the Constitution.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pelosi Announces a 9/11-Style Commission to Investigate “Domestic Terror Attack” At Capitol

After failing to convict former President Donald Trump after impeaching him for the second time, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has announced that Congress will now establish a 9/11-style commission to investigate the January 6th Capitol Hill riots.

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

Principal of NY School Demands Parents Become “White Traitors”

The principal of East Side Community School in New York sent white parents a manifesto that calls on them to become “white traitors” and advocate for full “white abolition.”

“This is the new language of public education,” tweeted Christopher F. Rufo along with an image showing “the 8 white identities,” which range from “white supremacist” to “white abolition.”

The accompanying text, which has been circulated before by left-wing extremists, defines the behavior white people must practice in order to put an end to “the regime of whiteness.”

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

Respected Doctor and Bioweapons Researcher Believes COVID Vaccines Are a Form of ‘Weaponized Medicine’

Dr. Lee Merritt, who previously studied bioweapons while serving as an orthopedic surgeon in the United States Navy for 9 years, sat on the board of the Arizona Medical Association, and has published numerous peer-reviewed papers, believes that mRNA-altering coronavirus vaccines currently being distributed in the United States are rewriting our genetic code to make us vulnerable to a second virus later on.

“I believed early on in February that this was a biologically manipulated bioweapon because the minute that anybody popped up with data suggesting that they were censored,” she said in an interview last month with The New America.

Based on her time spent in bioweapons research, Merrit believes that we live in an era of ‘fifth-generational warfare’ where instead of using weapons on the battlefield, covert biological agents, economic warfare, and propaganda are most effective in turning the tables of power between nations…

When you go to get your coronavirus vaccine, you are actually not getting a vaccine as we have always known them. Instead, messenger RNA is injected into your body which then alters your genetic code to begin producing its own modified version of the coronavirus, which your immune system then theoretically learns to combat.

According to Merritt, no long-term studies to verify the safety of this form of vaccination in humans have been completed and animal studies have resulted in what she refers to as ‘antibody-dependent enhancement’ where the virus enters into the body undetected because the immune system now views it as belonging to the body, ultimately causing near-immediate death.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Senate Democrats Face Intra-Party Outrage After Making a Deal to Skip Impeachment Witnesses

Senate Democrats are taking heat from loyal progressives for their decision to strike a deal with Republicans and avoid calling witnesses in the recently concluded impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.

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

Social Platform Parler Back Online After Finding New Server Host

Twitter rival Parler is back online after being banned and shut down by big tech companies in January, now hosted on new servers that the company says will prevent any future blackouts.

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

Study Finds CDC Inflated COVID Numbers by 1,600%

A peer-reviewed study contends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention violated federal law by inflating Coronavirus fatality numbers. The figures were inflated by at least 1,600%, according to the Public Health Initiative of the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge, which published the study, titled “COVID-19 Data Collection, Comorbidity & Federal Law: A Historical Retrospective.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

SUNY Cortland Suspends Students for Hosting Illegal Off-Campus Party

Cortland, N.Y. — SUNY Cortland has suspended some students who hosted an illegal off-campus party over the weekend attended by dozens of students.

The college announced all students who attended the party also will face disciplinary action, which could include suspension.

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

Support for a Viable 3rd Party Reaches All-Time High of 62%

A recent Gallup poll indicates that a higher percentage of Americans than ever before prefer the formation of a legitimate, national third party. In the latest survey, just 33% of Americans say they are satisfied with the current two-party system. With 5% undecided, that means an all-time record 62% want to see a viable third option.

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

Tennessee Legislators Create Bill to Prevent Businesses From Discriminating Against Maskless Customers

Lawmakers in Tennessee have introduced a new bill to prevent businesses from discriminating against customers who are not wearing masks, saying that businesses cannot enforce public policy guidelines or require proof of vaccination in order to receive services.

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

The US Ministry of Woke Propaganda Wants to Cancel You, Me, Fox, And Anyone Else Who Disagrees

The current culture of outrage and cancellation is busily trying to shut down dissenting opinions. They’re picking through social media posts from a dozen years ago and “canceling” someone for a meme they posted or an offhand remark they made way back when. It’s obvious that the goal is to silence anyone who might have some small amount of influence over others in order to show the rest of the country, “Look, everyone agrees! We must be right because all the popular people say we are!”

It’s a worrisome fact that most of the people holding the microphones right now have the influence, power, and money to set the tone for our country. They have the platforms, the money, the power, and the ability to silence the rest of us peons who simply want to be left alone with our guns, our gardens, our favorite websites, and our own religious beliefs.

The fact that the United States is even considering a position called the “reality czar” should alert you to the fact that reality will not be judged by what’s happening — you know, actual reality — but by what this “czar” is told the people should believe to be the truth. And yes, there are people who really, truly believe there should be a reality czar like this yahoo at the New York Times.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Unprecedented Winter Weather Pattern Has Set Up Across the US: Here’s What is Coming This Week

An unprecedented, historic weather pattern has set up across the U.S., bringing some of the coldest air in decades and heavy snow over the Southern Plains and Mississippi Valley.

Six to 12 inches of snow in this first round of wintry weather will spread from the Ohio Valley into New England.

Freezing rain and ice will cause big problems from Texas to the Northeast. Dangerous travel conditions, power outages and tree damage will be extensive in some areas.

More snow and rain will move into the Northwest today with feet of snow for the mountains.

This system will then dive down into the Southern Plains later this week bringing another round of wintry, icy weather for millions along a path extending once again from the South to the East Coast.

Life-threatening cold temperatures have settled in across the Plains with wind chill warnings and advisories extending as far south as the Gulf Coast.

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Video: ‘Emotional’ Nancy Pelosi Storms Around Capitol, Slams Podium After Trump’s Second Acquittal

Immediately following President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment acquittal, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made a surprise visit to the House impeachment managers, and revealed her rage at the decision to the media.

Initially, Pelosi walked to the podium and began gesticulating wildly as she damned the Senate for acquitting President Trump.

[Comment: Perhaps she knows the time when she is charged with treason is appproaching.]

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12 Students Quit a Professor’s Class So She Doxed Them on Twitter, Smeared Them as Racist

An education professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada, revengefully doxed 12 students on Twitter after they decided to quit her class. The professor interpreted the decision by the students as racist.

Amie Wolf was infuriated that the students, whom she dubbed “dirty dozen” had accused her of “unprofessional” and “hostile” conduct. She viewed the comments and the transferring out of her class as a “racist attack.”

Wolf was teaching the 12 students Education 440, a mandatory course unit for all education students.

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Domestic Violence Sees Huge Spike Correlating to Canadian Lockdowns

Canada’s Assaulted Women’s Helpline took over 20,000 calls from September 1 to December 21, a nearly fifty-percent increase from the same time last year.

According to Yvonne Harding, the manager of resource development at the organization, the pandemic’s lockdowns saw spikes starting even during the first lockdown.

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Quebec: Falsification of Mortality Data Pertaining to COVID-19

According to a directive from Quebec’s Ministry of Health:

“If the presumed cause of death is Covid-19 (with or without a positive test) an autopsy should be avoided [emphasis in original document] and death should be attributed to Covid-19 …

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Belgium: Host of Brussels Sex Party Claims Police Damaged His Furniture

The host of the infamous sex party held illegally and attended by politicians during the coronavirus pandemic is filing a complaint against the police who broke it up.

David Manzheley, who organised the sex party in Brussels last year with 25 attendees (including Hungarian MEP Jozsef Szajer and unidentified diplomats from France and Estonia) alleges in an interview with Humo that police caused €6150 in damages to his furniture and acted in a homophobic way.

He also claims that the only reason the police knew about the illegal gathering was because they were tipped off by people hosting a competing party of their own, and that police have been coming by several times within the last few months to “intimidate” him.

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Breaking: UK Govt Admits COVID-19 a Cover for Depopulation Program

COVID restrictions being used as cover for UN-directed program to test covert depopulation plan

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Croatia: The EU Gave the Green Light to 86m for Broadband

Funds from the ERDF

(ANSA) — TRIESTE, 10 FEB — BRUSSELS — The EC gave the green light to over 86 million euros to bring the new generation broadband to Croatia, thanks to the European Regional Development Fund. In line with EU digital strategy and policies, the investment will provide Croatian rural and suburban settlements with access to high-speed Internet services.

According to the European Commissioner for Cohesion, Elisa Ferreira, “by helping to overcome the digital divide between urban and rural populations, this project will open up new economic opportunities and stimulate Croatia’s socio-economic development.” Better connectivity will be vital for rural crafts and micro-enterprises, which will enter new markets and benefit from e-services for the first time. Moreover, the government will expand its digital education services and systems, including distance learning.

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European Countries Eyeing Chinese COVID-19 Vaccines

Amid delivery crisis

(ANSA-XINHUA) — BELGRADE, FEB 15 — As Hungary joined Serbia in spearheading mass inoculation with China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine in Europe, other European countries are struggling against a vaccine delivery crisis and exploring a way out of lockdown and into economic recovery. In around a month, 14 percent of Serbia’s 6.5-million population received their first doses of vaccine against COVID-19, thanks to the 1.5 million Chinese-made doses. Following its neighbor, Hungary on Jan. 31 announced that it has reached a deal with Sinopharm, which will enable a mass immunization of 2.5 million people. As the first shipment is supposed to arrive next week, Hungary is bound to become the first European Union (EU) member to sign up for Chinese vaccines. “This deal will speed up vaccination, which could save the lives of thousands of people and contribute to lifting restrictions sooner,” said Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto. Also on Jan. 31, German Health Minister Jens Spahn said he is “open” to the use of vaccines from Russia or China in Germany, while Markus Soeder, minister-president of the German state of Bavaria, called on the European supervision body to test Russian and Chinese vaccines “as soon as possible.” A shipment of Sinopharm vaccines will arrive in Bosnia and Herzegovina soon too, as one of its two entities, Republika Srpska (RS), ordered them on Feb. 8, Minister of Health and Social Welfare of RS Alen Seranic told Xinhua. RS institutions have been following all the scientific effects and references of vaccines from all producers, including Chinese ones, and the efficiency, quality, and safety of vaccines are the three criteria that all vaccines entering RS must fulfill, said Seranic. “Based on other countries’ experiences, where Chinese vaccines have been already approved, we decided that we also need to acquire a certain number of vaccines from China,” said Seranic. “We already ordered vaccines for 20 percent of our population,” he said, adding that ordering vaccines from China “will make us happy to be able to offer different kinds of vaccines to the citizens.” Earlier this month, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron expressed openness of their countries to any vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which has so far only given green light to vaccines of Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca. The shortage of approved vaccines in Europe has been drawing increasing public criticism and prompting demands for alternative solutions. Addressing such concerns, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen admitted on Wednesday that the EU is lagging behind in combating the virus and it was “too optimistic” about the mass production of the vaccine. It takes an additional three or four weeks to get the EMA’s approval, which is “an investment in trust and safety,” she said, while announcing a new regulatory framework as a future solution to speed up the process. And yet, the public in the EU member countries seems not equally patient, as saving lives and ending lockdowns have become imperative. “If there are no vaccines, we cannot vaccinate,” Todor Kantardjiev, director of the Bulgarian National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, said last month, complaining about the poor progress of the inoculation program. “The state will look for other options and we will not hesitate to buy any vaccine that is effective and harmless and that is recognized by Europe, including, of course, from Russia and China,” Kantardjiev said.

In Serbia, the Sinopharm’s vaccine is welcomed with full trust, and the early inoculation is seen as an opportunity, according to Ivona Ladjevac, head of the center for the Belt and Road Initiative at the Institute of International Politics and Economics in Serbia. “We should use this opportunity,” said Ladjevac. “Serbia can do something like Israel, the first country that will finish this mass vaccination and get back to normal. We can achieve something like that too.” Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in an interview with Xinhua that most people in the country are vaccinated with Sinopharm vaccine. “There is not such a country in Europe in which you can find that level of trust (in Chinese vaccine) that you can see here in Serbia,” he said. “People here are very satisfied and we are very proud that we succeeded in delivering such good things for the better health of our people and for the future of this country,” said the Serbian president.

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‘Freedom Ceased to Exist in France a Long Time Ago, ‘ Says French Left-Wing Philosopher Michel Onfray

French philosopher Michel Onfray is sometimes described in his home country as a “left-wing Zemmour” because of the positions he has taken in the media, which are often considered politically incorrect, particularly on immigration. Reacting on RT France to the British weekly The Economist classifying France as a “failing democracy,” Onfray said that “freedom ceased to exist in France a long time ago.”

The philosopher, who is considered a leftist libertarian but also a sovereignist or a “leftist Gaullist”, said: “Since 2005, when the people voted against the European treaty when there was a referendum… we have seen most of the political class consider that what the people did not want, they would still have it [with the Lisbon Treaty] through the Senate and the National Assembly, and I think that was a kind of putsch that made us enter at that time into an era that was no longer a democratic era. We are in a post-democratic era.”

Then Onfray spoke about freedom of expression in France, saying that “many troublesome intellectuals are being ousted. For example, I was myself kicked out of [public radio station] France Culture because I made Emmanuel Macron uncomfortable. Many newspapers that are subsidized by public money hold an ideological discourse in which there is not much room for freedom and intelligence. People who do not follow the Liberal logic of Maastricht are insulted a lot… In the French media — I am thinking of [public radio] France Inter for example — which is state media, or in media outlets like Arte that operate with public money, which are totally ideological media, freedom is non-existent. When you don’t think the way those people think, you are considered a Nazi, a fascist, a Petainist.”

In June 2020, Onfray launched the quarterly review Front Populaire, which describes itself as the review of “sovereignists from the right, the left and, above all, elsewhere — namely, those who do not recognize themselves in the bipolarized, and therefore Manichean, political game”. In September, the launch of the magazine was hailed a “great editorial success” by the French Journalism Observatory.

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Germany: 5 Tajiks Charged With Membership in ISIS Group

German prosecutors said Monday they have charged five Tajik men with being members of the Islamic State group, accusing them of participating in a cell of the extremist organization in Germany…

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Illegal Gatherings Broken Up All Over Spain This Weekend as Coronavirus Cases Continue to Fall

Despite multiple warnings from the authorities before the weekend of the danger of relaxing precautions, illegal gatherings were detected in regions such as Madrid, Ibiza, Alicante, Basque County, and Navarra, among others.

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ISIS Cell in Germany Plotted to Kill YouTuber

ISIS Cell In Germany Plotted To Kill YouTuber And Played Paintball To Hone Attack Skills.

Five alleged members of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) who are suspected of plotting attacks and radicalizing Muslims have been charged with weapons and terrorism charges in Germany, said German federal prosecutors today, Monday.

Four of the suspects were arrested in Germany on April 15, 2020, with a fifth person, Komron B. detained on April 3. The five in custody all originate from Tajikistan and were members of a terrorist cell in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a statement from the federal prosecutor’s office said.

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Italy: IRPEF Income Tax ‘Made by Frankenstein’ — Confindustria

Industrialists says system is disincentive to production

(ANSA) — ROME, FEB 12 — Italian industrial business association Confindustria called for reform of Italy’s IRPEF income tax during a Lower House session on Friday, saying that the regime at the moment seems the result of “the scalpels of Dr.Frankenstein”. It said IRPEF should be overhauled, easing the burden on medium-level earners, saying that, at the moment, the system acts as a disincentive to work and production.

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Labour Report Proposes UK Pay Reparations for British Empire, Virtual Abolition of Monarchy

Labour has released a new report calling on Britain to apologise for her empire, pay reparations to former colonies, and introduce a new constitution which virtually abolishes the monarchy and various other aspects of British heritage.

The report, authored by the party’s External Governance Officer, Sean Patrick Griffin, does not mince words, from the title — Remaking the British State — to its declaration that the party should “seek to use the [new] constitution as a tool to achieve the social transformation which they seek.”

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Misleading Reuters Article About Alleged Corruption Snowballs in Hungary’s Left-Wing Press

In a strongly-worded report, the venerable news agency Reuters has again joined ranks with Hungary’s opposition left-wing media regarding alleged “systemic fraud” within the Hungarian government’s public procurement process. In an “exclusive” article, journalist Gabriela Baczynska, known for her highly critical and deprecating opinions regarding some Central-Eastern European conservative governments, based her report on what she called “an internal document seen by Reuters”.

The article alleges that the European Commission had sent a document to the Hungarian government in which they demanded specific legal changes from the Viktor Orban government in order to be eligible for recovery funds. Quoting the internal document from Jan. 26, the Commission allegedly demanded a correction to what the journalist quotes as “systemic irregularities”. The author of the article goes as far as claiming that the Hungarian government was already working on a response.

Gergely Gulyas, the minister responsible for the Hungarian Prime Minister’s office, had at a press conference flatly denied claims that the government had received such a request from the European Commission. He called the Reuters report “fake news” and had expressed concerns that its claims have been adopted by some in the Hungarian opposition media as facts. The minister had therefore called on the European Commission to urgently distance itself from these reports.

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Poland Overtakes Italy as 5th Largest Trading Partner for Germany

Lars Gutheil, the CEO of Polish division of the AHK, pointed to Poland successfully diversifying its market, which helped compensate for those branches of the Polish economy that suffered during the pandemic. He also observed that Poland was able to secure its supply chains, which helped keep trade losses to just 0.5 percent in 2019.

Polish links with the German economy are intensifying, with German investors and Poland’s highly sophisticated distribution companies playing leading roles. Polish companies also appear to see the current crisis as an opportunity to establish closer contacts with German small— and medium-sized enterprises.

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Polish PM: Tax on Advertising Income Won’t Harm Freedom of Speech

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki assured on the weekend that a proposed tax on advertising income would not affect free speech or media pluralism in Poland.

In a Facebook post, Morawiecki argued that the government’s actions are “a part of the general trend present in the EU and OECD aiming at effective taxation of global corporations in the digital and media sectors.”

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Revolutionary Discovery: The Oldest Script of the Slavs, Is Not Glagolitic, But Germanic Runes

Until now, the oldest script of the Slavic people living in Central Europe was considered to be the Glagolitic, which was brought to Moravia by missionaries Constantine and Methodius from Byzantium in the 9th century. However, a new archaeological discovery proves that the Slavs came into contact with German runes — which they used, for example, for counting or divination — even before the introduction of the Glagolitic alphabet.

Underlining the revolutionary nature of the discovery, the new finding also calls into question the distinct cultural difference between the Germanic and Slavic parts of Europe.

The new finding stems from an animal rib discovered by archaeologists in the locality of Lany in the southeast of Czechia together with pottery associated with Slavic tribes.

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Scottish Christians Warn That Hate Crime Bill Will Stifle ‘Honest and Open Debate’

Representatives of three large Christian denominations in Scotland have warned that the Hate Crime and Public Order bill jeopardises freedom of speech that is vital to the common good.

We are “utterly committed to the free and open exchange of ideas in society,” writerepresentatives of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, the Free Church of Scotland, and the Evangelical Alliance.

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‘The Right Must Fight for the Youth, ‘ Says Polish MEP Patryk Jaki

New polling data shows that Poland’s youth are increasingly embracing left-wing views, and one of Poland’s top conservative politicians, MEP Patryk Jaki, believes the right needs to take action if it wants to stem the losses.

The CBOS polling firm shows that political views of young people aged between 18 to 24 illustrates radical changes in political views since 1990. For the last 20 years, support for the left in Poland mainly dropped and maintained a level of 10 to 15 percent. There was a very slight growth in 2017, followed by an extremely rapid one between 2019 and 2020, with 30 percent of surveyed youth now declaring left-wing views.

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The UK’s Chilling “Non-Crime Hate Incident” Law is as Bad as it Sounds and Completely Useless

In 2014, the UK introduced the logging of “non-crime hate incidents.” Data shows that more than 120,000 of such incidents have been recorded with many of them related to reports about online comments.

However, data shows that this Orwellian-sounding type of incidents have never once helped stop a crime. Not even once.

Supporters of the authoritarian law say it helps “measure tensions effectively and to prevent serious hostility and violence.” They also argue that recording these incidents is the first step towards tackling the escalating process of “dehumanization and ultimately murder.”

These non-crime hate incidents logs remain on someone’s records for six years, often in secret.

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Top UK Defence Research Lab Gave Grants to Chinese Military-Tied Academics: Report

Academics with ties to the Chinese Communist Party’s military have reportedly secured research funding from Britain’s leading national security laboratory.

The Ministry of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), one of the UK’s most secretive military research facilities, has been found to have shelled out “substantial sums” of money to Chinese-tied researchers.

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U.K. Professor Uses A.I. To Decode Animal “Languages”

A U.K. professor at Imperial College London is working to utilize artificial intelligence to decode animal communications, allowing humans to better understand the signals various species are trying to send.

Professor Michael Bronstein’s work focuses especially on whale songs. Bronstein heads the Cetacean Translation Initiative (CETI), which aims to decipher calls between sperm whales.

In a 2019 paper, Bronstein described how his team has made thousands of recordings of sperm whale songs and utilized artificial intelligence programs to predict what whale would call back in a given sequence — although they still do not yet know what each call means.

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UK: AstraZeneca and Janssen Said it is Looking Into Testing COVID-19 Vaccine on Newborn Babies

Covid-19 vaccines are set to be tested on children and potentially even newborns. Janssen last month revealed trials in adults showed its single-dose Covid vaccine is 66 per cent effective in preventing coronavirus.

It will initially extend trials to teenagers. If the jab is effective in them, it will gradually test it on younger and younger children. Hanneke Schuitemaker, who is head of viral vaccine discovery at Janssen, said discussions had begun to approve studies into the vaccine’s effects on 16 and 17-year-olds and after that ‘we will go further down to 12-year-olds but even to newborns at a certain point if all goes well’. The trials are likely to take place in the US and Canada.

AstraZeneca said a trial will begin this month on 300 volunteers aged six to 17 in Oxford, London, Southampton and Bristol.

[Comment: Wow. What could possibly go wrong?]

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UK: COVID Fines Given to People Who Broke Lockdown Rules at Swindon House Party

Police in Wiltshire handed out 54 fines to people breaching coronavirus lockdown rules at the weekend — including nine at one house party.

Officers were called to reports of an illegal gathering in Swindon on Saturday 13 February which turned out to be a 30th birthday party.

Seven men and two women, all aged between 23 and 35, were found at the party inside a property in Rutland Road, Park North.

They were each given £200 fines for breaching lockdown rules, with two attendees found to have travelled from Nottingham.

Officers arrived at the scene to find loud music playing, disco lights, and a buffet which included food, a birthday cake and alcohol.

Paul Mills, the deputy chief constable, said last week was the third consecutive week more than 50 fixed penalty notices had been issued.

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UK: Government IS ‘Considering’ Vaccine Passports to Enter Pubs, Shops, Events

After months of denying there are any plans to introduce so called vaccine passports, the British government has now admitted that not only is it considering introducing them for travel, but also merely to gain access to events spaces, and even shops and pubs.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told LBC radio that the government is considering a domestic scheme to allow greater freedoms to those who can prove they have been vaccinated.

“It’s under consideration, but of course you’ve got to make it workable,” Raab stated:

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UK: Government Says Brits May be Allowed to Sit on a Bench With Another Person

Next month, maybe, the government is going to allow us to sit down, on a park bench, with another person!

I can’t emphasize enough how big this is — they’re letting us sit down!

Thank you Big Brother!

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UK: Moment Maskless Guests Party at ‘Illegal’ Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Wedding in London as Lawyer Claims Couples ‘Are Being Told Ceremonies With Any Number of People’ Are ‘Legitimate’ In Lockdown if They Also Hold Prayers

This is the moment maskless guests party at a lockdown-breaching ultra-Orthodox Jewish wedding in London.

Video shows dozens of guests dancing together as they mark the occasion with the ‘illegal’ event, which reportedly took place in January.

Weddings are currently banned under Covid lockdown rules, with marriage ceremonies only allowed under ‘exceptional circumstances’ — such as as terminal illness. Even these weddings are limited to a maximum of six people.

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UK: Man, 31, Will Appear in Court Charged With Breaching COVID Rules After Police Raided Illegal Rave Attended by More Than 30 People on Boat in North London

A man has been charged with breaching coronavirus regulations after more than 30 people attended an illegal party on a house boat.

Metropolitan Police officers were called to several reports of a large number of people playing loud music on a boat on the River Lea between Tottenham Lock and Hackney, north-east London, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Jordy Nicholas Van Duijvenbode, 31, of no fixed address, was charged on Sunday with one count of holding a gathering of more than 30 people and one count of participating in a gathering of two or more people.

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UK: Man Accused of Planning ISIS-Inspired Attack ‘Became Friends With Terror Offenders in Prison’

An alleged terror plotter made friends with at least two terrorist prisoners while serving a previous sentence, a court has heard.

Sahayb Abu told an undercover police officer that he “loved” pro-Isispropagandist Husnain Rashid, who was jailed for calling for attacks on targets including Prince George.

The 27-year-old said he also spent time with Abuthaher Mamun, who assisted another Isis-inspired plot to groom a “mini militia” of children who could launch simultaneous terror attacks across London.

Abu, who denies preparing an act of terrorism, bought a sword, knife, balaclava and gloves while allegedly planning his own attack last year.

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UK: Police Catch 70 People Breaching COVID Rules

More than 70 people in Tower Hamlets and Hackney have been reported for consideration of Fixed Penalty Notices after two days of police action.

The fines could total £15,800.

The shock figure comes after a 48-hour blitz carried out by the Met’s East Central command operating with the two local authorities on February 11 and 12.

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UK: Pro-Freedom Plan Rejected: Senior Minister Rejects ‘Arbitrary’ End of Lockdown in April

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said that the British government will not commit to an “arbitrary” date to end lockdown, after a group of Conservatives has called for restrictions to be lifted after a large proportion of Britons have been vaccinated against coronavirus.

Mr Raab, who also as First Secretary of State is the de facto deputy prime minister, made the remarks in response to the lockdown sceptic group of Tory MPs the Covid Recovery Group (CRG) calling for the lockdown to be ended in April, as by that time everyone over the age of 50 would have been offered the first dose of a vaccine. Those over 70 have now all been vaccinated, as well as those in other key at-risk groups.

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UK: Shocking Moment 150 Partygoers Flee Illegal Nightclub With VIP Area and DJ After Cops Caught Them Using Drones

THIS is the shocking moment police raided a packed nightclub as dozens of partygoers were caught fleeing via the rooftop on drone footage.

Cops had glass bottles thrown at them as they tried to break up the illegal gathering at a venue near Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police had been tipped off that part of a building on Buckingham Street had been turned into a bar, complete with a VIP area and DJ.

After spotting taxis dropping people at the site, officers forced their way in to find around 150 drinkers packed across two floors.

As well as the bar, with neon signs and a dance room, officers came across a recording studio and gym.

Some cops were pelted with bottles and one suffered a minor injury as a door was smashed open by people trying to break out.

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‘Weaponised by Woke Activists’ — UK Police Recorded 120,000 ‘Non-Crime Hate Incidents’

Police forces in Britain have recorded some 120,000 allegations of so-called hate speech, though not one instance has been found to have stopped any actual crimes.

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Pope Remembers Coptic Christians Martyred by ISIS

ROME — Pope Francis on Monday released a video praying for 21 Coptic Christians who were beheaded by Islamic fundamentalist on a beach in Libya in 2015.

“I hold in my heart that baptism of blood, those twenty-one men baptized as Christians with water and the Spirit, and that day also baptized with blood,” Francis said, in a video posted on Twitter, a rarity for the leader of the Catholic Church, who has over 40 million followers in several languages.

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Biden Policy Shift Emboldens Yemen’s Houthi Rebels

Biden’s moves to freeze Saudi arms sales and drop Houthi terror designation threatens to spark more conflict than it resolves

by Jonathan Gorvett

The new US administration’s change of direction on Yemen is stirring both hope and caution as new US special envoy Timothy Lenderking readies a new peace mission and emboldened Houthi fighters return to the offensive.

US State Department spokesman Ned Price said late on February 7 that Washington was “deeply troubled by continued Houthi attacks” and urged them to “refrain from destabilizing actions.”

At the center of the renewed fighting is the key strategic city and airfield of Ma’rib, currently held by forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi’s government, which is backed by both Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Houthi forces have reportedly launched a new offensive to try and capture the city just two days after the US revoked a “terrorist” designation slapped on them by the departing Donald Trump administration.

The offensive also comes just four days after President Joe Biden announced the US was ending support for Saudi-led offensive operations in Yemen against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

“The situation is critical now,” Abdulghani Al-Iryani, senior researcher for the Sana’a Centre, told Asia Times, “because the Houthis have not read the message from Washington properly.”

The fear is that more militant elements within the Houthi leadership have taken recent US moves as a sign of weakness and are now doubling down efforts to win the grueling, years-long war.

This is despite the fact that, “Everyone’s known for some time that there is no military solution to this conflict,” Elisabeth Kendall, Yemen expert at Oxford University’s Pembroke College, told Asia Times.

The war has so far led to the deaths of some 233,000 people, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and plunged the country into economic ruin.

Some 24.3 million people — 80% of the population — are in need countrywide, according to the latest UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) bulletin, with more than one million lacking “adequate shelter and basic items.”

A major health crisis is also underway, as Covid-19 spreads and the threat of cholera also looms.

In addition, “Yemen is edging very quickly towards all-out famine,” says Al-Iryani, “but unfortunately, it seems the parties just want to escalate the crisis.”

Shifting sands

After driving Hadi out of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, in 2014, the Houthis began a major drive into southern Yemen.

Saudi Arabia’s response was to assemble a nine-country coalition and in 2015 launched “Operation Decisive Storm” — a military invasion of the country.

Under then-president Barack Obama, the US provided the operation with intelligence and logistical support. The UK and France also assisted the Saudi-led force…

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Russian, Chinese, Uzbek, Tajik, Algerian ISIS Jihadists Pretend to be Tourists, Job Seekers on Turkey Trip

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ran a special transportation service for fighters from Istanbul, a travel and networking hub for jihadists, to border provinces near Syria to avoid detection in public transportation and camouflaged the trips as touristic site visits and job searches.

According to court documents obtained by Nordic Monitor, about a dozen detained ISIS jihadists from China, Russia, North Africa and Central Asia falsely testified in court that they were either on a sightseeing trip in the Turkish border provinces or looking for a job. It appears ISIS prepped them with stories they could tell the authorities if they got caught.

However, the foreign fighters not only contradicted each other in their statements, but their testimony also did not comport with accounts provided by the Turkish drivers who were paid to take them to border areas so they could cross into Syria. One Turkish national among the drivers testified in court that he actually wanted to join ISIS by crossing the porous Turkish-Syrian border.

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Turkey: 147 Writers Against Pro-Erdogan Rector

Support for students from Pamuk to Safak, ‘we won’t look down’

(ANSA) — ISTANBUL, 09 FEB — Turkish intellectuals ranging from Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk to Elif Safak, Asli Erdogan and Ece Temelkuran are speaking out in support of teachers and professors at Istanbul’s Bosphorus University who have been protesting for 40 days against the appointment of Melih Belu — considered close to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — as university rector.

A total of 147 supporters signed a letter titled “We Won’t Look Down”, the symbolic slogan of the protest movement, in reference to threatening expressions used by an undercover police officer against a student.

In recent days protesters have been repressed with stun grenades and tear gas, and more than 500 people have been taken into custody.

“Students, members of the faculty and university personnel have been exercising their democratic right to protest, a right guaranteed by the constitution,” therefore “we are witnessing with displeasure the illegality and pressure that they are being subjected to”, the letter said.

“We will not kneel in front of persecution and oppression. We will not look down,” the letter said.

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Turkey: Erdogan Accuses U.S. of ‘Backing Kurdish Terrorists’

After discovery of bodies of 13 Turkish hostages of PKK

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said “the US clearly support PKK terrorists, even if they claim otherwise”, after Ankara denounced over the weekend the discovery of the bodies of 13 Turkish hostages of the PKK during an anti-terrorism operation of the army in the region of Gara in northern Iraq.

“Nobody can question Turkey’s operations in Syria or Iraq, after the massacres of Gara”, said Erdogan. “From now on, if you want us to continue to remain united in the world and in NATO, you must not side with terrorists any longer”, warned the president, accusing those who supported the PKK of having “hands dirtied by the blood of innocents”.

According to the Turkish defense ministry, the hostages were shot to death after the start of a new military operation called ‘Claw-eagle 2’. The victims were mainly members of the Turkish security forces who were abducted a few years ago. The PKK, classified as a terrorist organization also by the US and the EU, said the deaths were caused by Turkish air raids In a statement, the US State department expressed its “condolences”, stressing its support to “Turkey, a NATO ally” and condemning “in the strongest possible terms” the incident, if Ankara’s version will be “confirmed”.

In the operation three Turkish soldiers died while Erdogan claimed on Monday that 42 “terrorists were neutralized”. The new accusations risk to increase tensions with the US, tied to Turkey’s acquisition of Russian missiles S-400 and to the denied extradition of Fethullah Gulen, which Ankara accuses of the failed coup of 2016.

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China Means to Destroy Us… After Biden Weakens Our Defenses, Beijing Will Go Kinetic

Illegitimate President Joe Biden has been busy, or should I say his puppet masters have been busy. They know they don’t have much time as the American people are becoming ‘woke’ to the planned tragedy that happened on Nov 3rd of last year with the election stolen from our legitimate leader, Donald Trump.

You see, Joe has a mission.

His mission is to weaken the United States. This is to be done so the Chinese Communist Party can attack, and destroy America’s ability to defend herself.

Yes, Joe has been busy…just look at what he has done already in a few short weeks.

1 — The U.S. military is being purged of warfighters, in favor of cultural Marxism. The scourge that Chinese communists, along with their globalist enablers, have foisted on the West long-term — feminism, fake racism, fear of toxic masculinity, transgender agenda, climate change agenda, etc, etc…is being brought to a place of prominence in our armed forces. This is on purpose of course — to destroy our military from within.

2 — Our borders are now open. Biden is going to soon release 25,000 illegal aliens into the United States. This is just the first drop in the bucket. Just imagine what type of people are included in this horde — saboteurs, assassins, terrorists…the list goes on. These agents will be installed next to our power grid infrastructure, our water supply, anywhere where they can do massive damage once given the word.

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Hong Kong Says “Social Responsibility” Trumps Privacy, Will Using Tracing App to Automatically Track Citizens

Hong Kong authorities are looking to update the government’s contact-tracing app to automatically record people’s exit and entry times at venues. The Hong Kong government still insists “social responsibility” trumps privacy concerns.

On Sunday, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Alfred Sit, announced that authorities were working with local universities to introduce “automatic recording” of exit and entry times at venues. It is now mandatory in Hong Kong to use the app to access public venues, restaurants, businesses, and government building. People who do not have the app are required to leave their contact information.

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Big Tech Blinks: Google, Facebook Scramble for Australian News Content Deals

The demand by Australia’s conservative coalition government that Google and Facebook pay for content is drawing results, with the tech giants revealing Monday they are close to deals with major news providers.

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said talks with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai had made “great progress” in resolving a standoff being closely watched around the world.

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Antigua: Ten Ticketed for Breaching Social Gathering Protocols

The police continue to appeal to residents of Antigua and Barbuda to desist from engaging in any form of illegal gatherings, and adhere to Covid-19 Health Protocols.

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Afghan Migrant Arrested After Acid Attack on Swiss Beauty Contest Model

A 19-year-old Afghan migrant has been arrested in Switzerland after allegedly spraying a 24-year-old Swiss woman with acid in an underground car park.

The attack took place in the underground car park attached to the apartment building where the victim lives in the town of Neuchâtel at around 7:53 am on Thursday morning.

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France Set to Dissolve Far-Right Anti-Migrant Group

France is set to dissolve Generation Identitaire (Generation Identity), a far-right group which declared a “war on migrants” in the country.

According to local media reports, the Interior Ministry notified the group of its upcoming dissolution, and it could be shut down unless it responds within 10 days.

The group is known for its discriminatory attitude towards foreigners and Muslims. On Jan. 19, around 30 of its members announced that they had launched an anti-migrant operation in the Pyrenees and would be conducting “border patrols” to prevent the entry of migrants to France.

In response, the public prosecutor in the town of Saint-Gaudens launched an investigation, accusing the group of inciting people to hatred and hostility.

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said the group’s statements targeting migrants were “scandalous” and its dissolution would now be on the government’s agenda.

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Minister Slams Deportation Lawyers for Taking UK ‘For a Ride’

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has criticised pro-migrant activist lawyers for filing last-minute ‘human rights’ based appeals to delay deportations for criminal migrants.

The Lord Chancellor, who heads the ministry of justice, said that he and Home Secretary Priti Patel were working on ways to “streamline” the immigration system including restricting the use of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) which enables criminal migrants to claim they are at risk of “torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” in order to avoid deportation.

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Governments Increasingly Use the Idea of COVID “Misinformation” To Suppress Speech and Dissent

Many governments all over the world are using the idea of COVID-19 misinformation as an excuse to crackdown on critics and independent journalism.

According to the International Press Institute, 17 countries introduced new laws to combat misinformation online between March and October last year. Using the new laws, authoritarian governments, such as Nicaragua, Hungary, Egypt, and Russia, have intensified their crackdown on independent journalism through government means — that’s not even including countries where platforms and monopolistic tech giants have done the same, the Economist has covered.

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UK: Good News: ‘Woke’ Universities to be Fined for Limiting Free Speech

A pair of new government initiatives will see universities in the UK fined if colleges or student bodies attempt to shut down free speech on campuses, and heritage bodies sanctioned if they use funds to advance partisan political movements.

The Sunday Telegraph reported that the university measure is to be announced this week by the Education secretary Gavin Williamson, who has previously railed againstthe rise of ‘wokism’ and leftist cancel culture.

The report notes that “Colleges or student bodies that try to cancel, dismiss or demote people over their views will be sanctioned in a major Government escalation on the ‘war on woke’.”

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11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/15/2021

  1. Regarding the speculation by Dr Lee Merritt concerning the possibility of CCP virus vaccines as possible binary agents for facilitating future biological warfare attacks using much deadlier versions of the virus, this speculation has been in literature for quite some time. Only now has the genetic engineering technology caught up with what used to be fiction. Tom Clancy’s novel Rainbow Six uses the idea of a vaccine to Ebola as the method of disseminating a almost 100% lethal version to people terrorized by an earlier biological terrorism event, and the short story Seven Kill Tiger by Charles Shao uses a genetically modified unspecified virus created by Chinese researchers for the purpose of depopulating Africa of africans to clear the way for colonization and exploitation of its resources by more reliable Han Chinese workers and their families.

    • “When you go to get your coronavirus vaccine, you are actually not getting a vaccine as we have always known them. Instead, messenger RNA is injected into your body which then alters your genetic code to begin producing its own modified version of the coronavirus, which your immune system then theoretically learns to combat.”
      https://www.wakingtimes.com/bioweapons-researcher-believes-covid-vaccines-are-a-form-of-weaponized-medicine/

      UK Column News are one of the few outlets reporting Covid outbreaks in care homes right after vaccinations. The outbreaks are so significant, that the BBC line “nothing to see here!” is becoming a little bit ridiculous.

      Anyway – could it be what we see here? “Vaccinated people made into a virus spreading agents?”

      • To Barn Swallow

        Sorry if this is a duplicate post; I seem to be having difficulties with replying.

        Normally I am very much pro-vaccination regarding traditional communicable diseases using well-known and tested vaccines. And I know they are not without costs; a certain number of people will die from side effects from even well-tested vaccines. This must be balanced against the known deaths or permanent disability from preventable contagious childhood diseases such as whooping cough, scarlet fever, polio, and meningitis.

        I don’t feel the same way when it comes to CCP virus vaccines. For one, testing has been rushed and of dubious result. I don’t trust a novel genetic modification especially when globalist villians, leftist politicians, and Big Tech oligarchs are the ones pushing the hardest for the vaccination effort while simultaneously aggressively suppressing any voices of caution or dissent. Like everything else around CCP virus, it has become hyper-political and appears by the globalists threats to be yet another means of forcing the serfs into their Great Reset. And who knows, it might very well be a Trojan Worm to facilitate susceptibility to a far more lethal engineered bio weapon that will be unleashed once a high enough percentage of individuals worldwide have been vaccinated whether voluntarily, by force, or by compulsion.

        • I used to work in the animal vaccination business, and out of maybe 17 vaccines we could use, 4 or 5 were real vaccines, another 4 or 5 were some type of antibiotic called a vaccine, but most of the vaccines we could not really observe any improvement in anything. But – some of the vaccines were actually growth hormones. It is mostly a money grabbing fraud, in my humble opinion. The love of money is the root of all evil, and that is the vaccine industry today.

          I don’t really trust the doctors anymore. I have been present at a number of “medical conferences”, where the pharma companies offer their lotions and potions to the doctors, in a luxurious settings, with extra benefits. And it is these doctors who then have personal interests in giving you some stuff that they themselves don’t know, but the “pharma company said it is very good”. And then you pay, as we say in the Czech language – non-christian money.

          I find it criminal how most of the doctors completely forget “sunshine, excercise, healthy food, and rest” and the first thing they want you to do is to buy pills, buy vaccines, buy buy buy…

          With regards, to the Covid vaccines, I pray that the conspiracy theorists are wrong, and that it is just money they are after. Because the biggest proponents of these Covid vaccines are, in fact, people who would like to depopulate the planet.

  2. A bit of spat over an islamic terrorist between New Zealand and Australia.

    … The 26-year-old detainee [with 2 children] – described by the Turkish government as an Islamic State terrorist – was caught trying to enter Turkey illegally from Syria.

    New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern said the woman, who had dual citizenship, left [New Zealand] for Australia when she was six and travelled to Syria from Australia on an Australian passport.
    [approx age 19 years old]….
    [a jihadi bride, widowed and remarried another jihadi, both husbands having either Danish or Swedish passports]

    …. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison responded …
    “My job is Australia’s interests.
    That’s my job.
    It’s my job as Australia’s Prime Minister to put Australia’s national security interests first,” he said.

    “The legislation that was passed through our Parliament automatically cancels the citizenship of a dual citizen when they’ve been engaged in terrorist activities of this nature,” he said.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/436507/jacinda-ardern-slams-australia-over-turkey-terrorist-detainees

    So their relationship slowly deteriorates.
    An issue prior was that NZ seemed to support China in commenting about Australia’s diplomatic points about China.

  3. “Revolutionary Discovery: The Oldest Script of the Slavs, Is Not Glagolitic, But Germanic Runes”

    This is “revolutionary” only for the “history establishment” cemented with their outdated theories about slavs and germans. The further back you go, the more proofs of “united origins of the indo-european peoples” there are, and the closer and closer are the “germanic nobility” and the “slavic servants”. All of it comes from a single culture, though, as evidenced by mythologies, but maybe even more significantly, slavic and germanic languages are – indeed – close cousins.

      • There is quite a large body of evidence that the history of the “slavs” has been wiped out, somehow, and the current “history establishment” claim that slavs just showed up, out of a sudden, and just like that occupied 70 percent of Europe – from Germany all the way to the Urals, from the mediteranean all the way to the arctic, sometime in the 6th century AD.

        There is also a view that all the runes, including the “germanic runes”, can be translated into slavic suprisingly easily, because the slavic languages use the same methods of “word twisting” that are found in ancient runes, but this “word twisting” has actually disapeared from the modern germanic languages: Long story short – slavic is closer to “ancient German” than modern German is. This, however, is not spoken of in the “germanic west”, but it is highly discussed topic in the “slavic east”. And – it is forbidden to even mention “ancient origins of the slavs” in the “history establishment” departments of modern universities – because slavs appeared in the 6th century – and whoever disagrees will lose his or her funding.

        It becomes clearer and clearer, though, that Slavs and Germans maybe sub-groups of the Scythians, who ruled the steppes on horse backs – from China all the way to Wales, their central point being somewhere in the Caucas/Black Sea regions. The Germans, according to the Romans, were “genuine”, not mixed, that is probably what made them “a nobility”.

        The Russians trace themselves back to the Scythians, just like the Scots.

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