Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/17/2021

The Canadian government will reportedly prioritize access to the Wuhan Coronavirus vaccine based on race, with minority communities being placed at the front of the line. Meanwhile, the British government will not lift the lockdown until the number of COVID cases drops below 1,000 per day.

In other news, the popular radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh died of lung cancer at the age of 70. R.I.P., Rush.

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

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USA
» “If They Can Harass and Silence a Professional Journalist, They Can Silence Anybody” — Twitter Bans Top Conservative Investigative Journalist Paul Sperry Without Warning
» A Doctor’s View About the New mRNA Vaccines
» Aim of Impeachment Was to Paint All Trump Voters as Criminals: Rep. Mike Johnson
» Biden: ‘a Year From Now, ‘ ‘Significantly Fewer People’ Will Have to Distance, Wear a Mask
» Biden Won’t Meet World Leaders for ‘A Couple of Months’ Following Revelation Kamala is Taking His Phone Calls
» Biden: “I Wake Up Every Morning and Say, ‘Where the Hell Are We?’“
» Bill Gates: ‘Rich Countries’ Should be Eating 100% Synthetic Beef
» Brave Judge Rules Cops Must Return Cash Seized Under Civil Asset Forfeiture — or Go to Jail
» CNN’s Lemon: After Trump, GOP Can’t Say They Don’t Agree With Racists, White Supremacists, Anti-Semites
» Completely Biased ‘Fact Checkers’ Are Now Tools to Disparage and Discredit Conservative Thought
» Democratic Push for D.C. Statehood Faces Uphill Battle With Divided Party, Filibuster Ahead
» Fauci: Vaccine “Open Season” Will Begin in April
» GOP Traitor Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s Family Disowns Him for Supporting Trump Impeachment: 11 Relatives Sign Handwritten Letter…”We Were Once So Proud of Your Accomplishments!”
» Joe Biden Suggests Blacks and Hispanics Are Too Stupid to Figure Out How to “Get Online” (Video)
» Kroger to Close Two More Stores After Seattle City Council Mandates “Hazard Pay” For Grocery Workers
» Los Angeles District Attorney to Resign From Professional Association Because There Are Too Many White People
» New Dating Trend: Rejecting People Who Don’t Take COVID Seriously Enough
» Oregon Promotes Teacher Program That Seeks to Undo ‘Racism in Mathematics’
» Pure Racism: New York City Principal Sends Home White Identities List to Parents to Convert Them to the “White Traitors” Stage of Whiteness
» Racial Unrest in U.S. Leads to Congress Looking at Reparations
» Rare Blood Auto Immune Disorder Appearing in Very Small Amount of COVID Vaccine Recipients
» Rush Limbaugh, Conservative Talk Radio Pioneer, Dead at 70
» Shocking: Disney Producer Publicly Fantasized About Throwing Children of Trump Supporters Into a Woodchipper, “Screaming, Hats First”… Still Has His Job While Moderates Get Axed #CancelDisneyPlus #CancelDisney
» Study: Long-Term Mask Use May Contribute to Advanced Stage Lung Cancer
» Texas Goes Dark — 45% US Wheat Damaged — Grand Solar Minimum
» The Confucius Institutes: A Study in Subversion
» The Indispensable Man — Rush Limbaugh, 1951-2021
» The New Normal — Documentary
» Trump Said Mitch McConnell Has Family Ties to China. Here’s What They Are:
» Trump Attacks Mitch McConnell in New Letter, Calls Him “Unsmiling Political Hack”
» Trump May Join the Effort to Recall California Gov. Newsom
» Why Did CNN & NBC Both Pay Leftist Capital Rioter $35,000?
» Woke Politics: The Democrats’ Plan for a Permanent Majority
 
Canada
» “Gun Ownership… is a Privilege and Not a Right”: Canada Moves to Let Cities Ban Guns
» Canadian Govt Body Prioritises Race for Vaccinations
 
Europe and the EU
» China Overtakes America as European Union’s Top Trading Partner
» Czech Cardinal Duka Calls Coronavirus a ‘Chinese Biological Weapon’
» Denmark, Sweden, Austria to Issue ‘Vaccine Certificates’
» Electoral Integrity Bill: Voter ID Set to Become Mandatory in UK Elections
» Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Expressed Concern Over “Long-Term Side Effects” of “Modifying People’s DNA and RNA” In a Leaked Video
» France: Child Prostitution Increased 600 Per Cent From 2014 to 2020
» France: Japan Embassy Warns Citizens of Paris Acid Attacks
» German Nursing Home Whistleblower: ‘Elderly Dying After COVID Vaccine’
» Ministers Pressuring Boris to Reconsider Immunity Certificates for Domestic Use: Report
» Rep. Crenshaw Says TX Power Outages Caused by Renewable Energy: “Fossil Fuels Are the Only Thing That Saved US”
» Scotland’s Oldest Museum Hires ‘Curator of Discomfort’ To Confront ‘White Supremacy’
» Spain: Protests Erupt After Rapper’s Insults Lead to Prison
» Sweden: Over 200 Children Suffering From Long-Term COVID in Stockholm
» U.K. Department of Education Warns of “Rise of Intolerance, “ “Creeping Culture of Censorship” Amid New Policies on Academic Freedom
» UK Lockdown to Continue Until Cases Fall Below 1,000 Per Day: Report
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Protester Who Climbed Up Crane is Made to Pay Compensation
» UK: Nail Bomber Who Wanted to Start ‘Racial War’ Converts to Islam in Prison
» UK: Supermarket Calls Police on Disabled Man for Not Wearing Mask, Tries to Make Him Wear Yellow Sticker
» UK: Thug Qamran Ali Choked Chicken, Assaulted Woman, Stamped Child’s Face in Crack Rampage
 
South Asia
» Afghanistan: At Least 30 Taliban Terrorists Blow Themselves Up During Bomb-Making Class
 
Far East
» Biden Dismisses China’s Uyghur Genocide as Difference in “Cultural Norms”
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australians Can’t Read or Share News on Facebook — But the Social Media Site is Still a Platform for Some of the World’s Worst Dictators, Scammers and Extremists
» Can’t Check the Weather, Get Info on COVID or Even Natural Disasters… And if You’re Suffering Domestic Violence, There’s Nowhere to Seek Help on Facebook: Cruel Reality of Social Media Platform’s Decision to Ban News for All Aussies
» Facebook in Another Embarrassing Blunder as it Bans Its Own Page From Social Media During War on Australian News
» Governor General’s Staff to be Asked to Do Woke ‘Privilege Walk’ So They Can Identify How Entitled They Are While Being Asked Bizarre Questions Like ‘Were Your Parents Ever Addicted to Drugs?’
» ‘Send Them Packing’: Facebook is Told it Can Leave Australia if it Refuses to Abide by Our Laws and Pay for News Content — as Mark ‘Jong-UN’ Zuckerberg is Compared to North Korean Dictator
» Shocking Moment Dozens of People Armed With Cricket Bats and Golf Clubs Brawl in the Streets of a Country Town — as a Female Driver is Charged
» The Way Millions of Australians Use Facebook is Over as the Tech Giant Bans Posting and Sharing of All News From the Social Media Platform — After Google Made Deals With Media
 
Immigration
» NGOs Hiding Illegal Migrants in Caves, Forests of Greek Islands
» No More “Aliens”: Biden Administration Orders “Inclusive” Language on Immigration
» UK: A Sanctuary for Deadly Islamic Terrorists
 
Culture Wars
» Global Depopulation — Two Paths, One Destination
» Tyranny by Propaganda is Tyranny by Force
» Why is Democratic Socialism a Misnomer?
 
General
» Potentially Habitable Exoplanet Candidate Spotted Around Alpha Centauri a in Earth’s Backyard
 

“If They Can Harass and Silence a Professional Journalist, They Can Silence Anybody” — Twitter Bans Top Conservative Investigative Journalist Paul Sperry Without Warning

Twitter permanently suspended top conservative investigative reporter Paul Sperry on Wednesday.

Sperry is the first reporter to identify Eric Ciaramella as the CIA “whistleblower” behind the first junk impeachment of President Trump.

Paul Sperry also reported on Ciaramella’s plot to remove President Trump from office.

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

A Doctor’s View About the New mRNA Vaccines

Pfizer and Moderna were the first COVID-19 vaccines to be approved. Both use a new technology called mRNA vaccine, which has never been broadly given to a human population to prevent any disease.

Let that sink in for a moment.

All previous vaccines take a weakened virus or a piece of the virus and inject it into humans to induce an immune response sufficient to prevent a disease. Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines inject mRNA, which is a protein code that instructs the body to make a part of COVID-19’s spike protein that will then induce an immune response.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Aim of Impeachment Was to Paint All Trump Voters as Criminals: Rep. Mike Johnson

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) says Democrats used the impeachment of former President Donald Trump as a tool to paint all of his supporters with the brush of Capitol breach-related criminality. Johnson told Breitbart News in an interview on Feb. 14 that the ultimate aim of impeaching Trump a second time was to associate the 75 million Americans who voted for him with those individuals who on Jan. 6 broke the law.

“They really wanted to use impeachment as a vehicle because they wanted to equate all those tens of millions of Trump’s voters and all of his supporters and everybody who came to the rally, they wanted to equate all of those people with the couple hundred criminals who came in and ransacked the Capitol,” Johnson told the outlet.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden: ‘a Year From Now, ‘ ‘Significantly Fewer People’ Will Have to Distance, Wear a Mask

During a town hall on CNN on Tuesday, President Joe Biden said that he thinks “by next Christmas, I think we’ll be in a very different circumstance,” “there will be significantly fewer people having to be socially distanced, having to…

[Comment: Why? Could it be because most die from auto-iummune disorders?]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Won’t Meet World Leaders for ‘A Couple of Months’ Following Revelation Kamala is Taking His Phone Calls

The White House Press Secretary admitted that Joe Biden will not be meeting with world leaders anytime soon.

[Comment: “Weekend at Bernie’s” scam is falling apart.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden: “I Wake Up Every Morning and Say, ‘Where the Hell Are We?’“

During a CNN downhill Tuesday night, Joe Biden admitted that he wakes upon every morning not knowing ‘where the hell’ he is.

When Anderson Cooper asked the hard hitting probing question ‘What is it like to live in the White House?’ Biden responded by stating “I wake up every morning, look at Jill, and say ‘where the hell are we?’“

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

Bill Gates: ‘Rich Countries’ Should be Eating 100% Synthetic Beef

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently stated that he believes “rich countries,” such as the United States and western Europe, should switch to eating 100 percent synthetic beef.

[Comment: Wanna bet Gates wouldn’t touch the stuff? Likely will be followed by Soylent Green. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Brave Judge Rules Cops Must Return Cash Seized Under Civil Asset Forfeiture — or Go to Jail

In one of the most inspiring moves we’ve seen in a long time, a judge has ordered the Town of Mooresville and its police department to give back money they seized under civil asset forfeiture. But that is not all. Iredell District Court Judge Christine Underwood has issued an ultimatum to the would-be thieves — give back the cash or go to jail.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CNN’s Lemon: After Trump, GOP Can’t Say They Don’t Agree With Racists, White Supremacists, Anti-Semites

CNN anchor Don Lemon said Tuesday on “Newsroom” that after former President Donald Trump’s term, the “Republican Party can no longer say that they don’t agree with the insurrectionists, with the bigots, with the racists, with the white supremacists, with the anti-Semites.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Completely Biased ‘Fact Checkers’ Are Now Tools to Disparage and Discredit Conservative Thought

‘Fact-checkers’ are not fact-checkers they are just another tool used to slander and disparage conservative thought — period. Remember, with liberals, it’s all about power.

We at the Gateway Pundit (TGP) have faced so many ‘fact checks’ on our articles it’s become comical. The bigger the story, the more hits we get the more attention from ‘fact-checkers’. But these individuals who represent these firms are not interested in the truth. Their actions show it. Their purpose is to slander, disparage and discourage conservative, God-loving, and America-loving thought. These people ultimately hate free speech and the USA.

We’ve faced numerous fact checks over the past few years since the idea of creating biased individuals berating conservatives and labeling their messages ‘fact-checking’ came about. They have no interest in getting to the truth. The best example is their own actions.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Democratic Push for D.C. Statehood Faces Uphill Battle With Divided Party, Filibuster Ahead

The Democratic call for Washington, D.C., to receive statehood has been renewed by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the district’s non-voting member of the House, but the effort faces difficulties even in a Democratic-controlled Congress.

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

Fauci: Vaccine “Open Season” Will Begin in April

Head medical tyrant, Dr. Anthony Fauci says that April will begin “vaccine open season.” That’s an interesting choice of words normally reserved for hunters…

But is there something more sinister to it?

Fauci Is “Sure” COVID Vaccine Will Be MANDATORY For School or Travel

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

GOP Traitor Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s Family Disowns Him for Supporting Trump Impeachment: 11 Relatives Sign Handwritten Letter…”We Were Once So Proud of Your Accomplishments!”

100 Percent Fed Up reports — Republican lawmakers who supported President Trump’s impeachment are dealing with their decisions to side with unhinged Democrats, whose only goal was to prevent Trump from ever running for President again. Traitors like Rep. Liz Cheney are facing censure from the Republican Party in her home state of Wyoming, while others are like Rep Adam Kinzinger, the young Republican Representative from Illinois is facing backlash from his own family.

Kinzinger, who was first elected to the United States Congress during Barack Obama’s first term as president, recently voted to impeach Trump; he also voted to remove the popular, pro-Trump, freshman Rep. Majorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) from all of her committee assignments.

Kinzinger took his dislike for Trump to a whole new level when he announced last week that he’d formed a new PAC to challenge Republicans who still support Trump.

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

Joe Biden Suggests Blacks and Hispanics Are Too Stupid to Figure Out How to “Get Online” (Video)

Joe Biden’s CNN town hall last night was an absolute dumpster fire.

Anderson Cooper asked Joe Biden softball questions such as, “What it is like to live in the White House?”

But despite the softball questions and Democrat plants in the audience Joe Biden managed to say one gaffe after another.

At one point Biden suggested that Blacks and Hispanics who live in the inner cities are too stupid to figure out how to get online.

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

Kroger to Close Two More Stores After Seattle City Council Mandates “Hazard Pay” For Grocery Workers

Supermarket retailer Kroger announced it will close two of its QFC grocery stores in Seattle because of the City Council’s new “Hazard Pay” law requiring an extra $4 per hour for workers.

The mandate, dubbed “Hazard Pay,” was designed to compensate grocery store workers for working in “dangerous” conditions due to the Covid pandemic — but it backfired.

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

Los Angeles District Attorney to Resign From Professional Association Because There Are Too Many White People

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon has announced his intent to resign from the California District Attorneys Association because there is not a single “person of color” on the 17-member board. Gascon said the presence of so many white people is “blinding.”

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

New Dating Trend: Rejecting People Who Don’t Take COVID Seriously Enough

There’s a new trend in dating called “Fauci-ing” where people are refusing to date others who don’t wear masks or fail to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously enough.

Yeah, really.

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

Oregon Promotes Teacher Program That Seeks to Undo ‘Racism in Mathematics’

A toolkit includes a list of ways ‘white supremacy culture’ allegedly ‘infiltrates math classrooms’

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently encouraged teachers to register for training that encourages “ethnomathematics” and argues, among other things, that White supremacy manifests itself in the focus on finding the right answer.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Pure Racism: New York City Principal Sends Home White Identities List to Parents to Convert Them to the “White Traitors” Stage of Whiteness

Critical race theory watchdog Christopher F. Rufo reported on Monday that the principal of a New York school sent a list of white identities to white parents so that they could try to convert themselves from white supremacists to white abolitionists.

According to East Side Community School the goal is to become a white abolitionist. But these steps are subjective, not clearly defined and ALWAYS up for evaluation by your peers.

The modern-day left is determined to destroy our society with their hatred, ignorance and racism.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Racial Unrest in U.S. Leads to Congress Looking at Reparations

Congress is taking another look at reparations after months of racial unrest across the nation.

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

Rare Blood Auto Immune Disorder Appearing in Very Small Amount of COVID Vaccine Recipients

“If we recognize it early, it’s treatable. It shouldn’t hold us from encouraging them to get the vaccine.”

[Comment: So you have a chance to get life long auto immune disorder, but that’s OK?]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Rush Limbaugh, Conservative Talk Radio Pioneer, Dead at 70

One of the most influential media personalities in history, Rush Limbaugh, has died at the age of 70 following his year-long battle with Stage IV lung cancer.

Limbaugh’s wife, Kathryn, broke the news to his radio show audience Wednesday.

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

Shocking: Disney Producer Publicly Fantasized About Throwing Children of Trump Supporters Into a Woodchipper, “Screaming, Hats First”… Still Has His Job While Moderates Get Axed #CancelDisneyPlus #CancelDisney

#CancelDisneyPlus #Cancel Disney

While persistently destroying anyone moderate or right leaning, this is what Disney producers and Hollywood think of you and your children. Walk Away.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Study: Long-Term Mask Use May Contribute to Advanced Stage Lung Cancer

A recent study in the journal Cancer Discovery found that inhalation of harmful microbes can contribute to advanced stage lung cancer in adults. Long-term use of face masks may help breed these dangerous pathogens.

Microbiologists agree that frequent mask wearing creates a moist environment in which microbes are allowed to grow and proliferate before entering the lungs. Those foreign microbes then travel down the trachea and into two tubes called the bronchi until they reach small air sacks covered in blood vessels called alveoli.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Texas Goes Dark — 45% US Wheat Damaged — Grand Solar Minimum

45% of the US Winter Wheat crop is estimated to have been damaged as the polar vortex (also known as meridional jetstream flows associated with Grand Solar Minima) brings Texas’ power grid down.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Confucius Institutes: A Study in Subversion

The propaganda to which American students are exposed at the Confucius Institutes is tightly controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Indispensable Man — Rush Limbaugh, 1951-2021

by Mark Steyn

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Rush Limbaugh, a giant of American broadcasting, a uniquely talented performer, and a hugely generous man to whom I owe almost everything.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

The New Normal — Documentary

If this doesn’t get people asking questions, then they are completely braindead.

It’s January 2021, the world is in lockdown and our economy is on the brink of collapse.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Said Mitch McConnell Has Family Ties to China. Here’s What They Are:

National File was the first independent media outlet to document McConnell’s ties to China in 2020

One of the most noteworthy observations President Trump made in the statement is that “McConnell has no credibility on China because of his family’s substantial Chinese business holdings,” adding that the Senate Minority Leader “does nothing on this tremendous economic and military threat.”

National File reported on McConnell’s family ties to the People’s Republic of China in some detail in 2020, covering the various anomalies associated with McConnell’s marriage into the Chao family.

Most notably, McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, is the daughter of shipping magnates James and Ruth Chao and the sister of businesswoman Angela Chao, who was appointed to a non-executive position on the Bank of China’s board of directors in 2016.

Following the death of Ruth Chao, McConnell’s federal disclosure jumped from $3 million to $33 million over a two-year span, and he has also received over $1 million in financial contributions from Elaine Chao’s family.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Attacks Mitch McConnell in New Letter, Calls Him “Unsmiling Political Hack”

Former President Donald Trump released a scathing letter attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after the latter heavily criticized Trump this week for his role in the Capitol riot last month.

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

Trump May Join the Effort to Recall California Gov. Newsom

Former President Donald Trump might add his voice to the bid to recall Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom with the potential of hosting rallies in the state if there is a runoff election later this year.

The effort to recall Newsom recently reached the signature threshold in order to trigger a recall vote.

Republicans former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and John Cox, who lost to Newsom in the 2018 governor’s race, have announced their candidacies. Richard Grenell, a close Trump ally, has also reportedly considered a potential run.

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

Why Did CNN & NBC Both Pay Leftist Capital Rioter $35,000?

Court documents have revealed that both CNN and NBC paid leftist rioter John Sullivan $35,000 apiece for footage he shot during the storming of the Capitol building on January 6th.

Sullivan argued that he was attending the protest as a journalist to get footage to sell.

Politico reports that “Sullivan’s defense attorney even filed invoices with the court showing that CNN and NBC each paid Sullivan’s firm $35,000 last month for rights to video he filmed of chaotic scenes outside and inside the Capitol, including the deadly shooting of protester Ashli Babbitt by a U.S. Capitol Police officer.”

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

Woke Politics: The Democrats’ Plan for a Permanent Majority

There it is, hiding in plain sight: An astonishing six-part plan to make America into a one-party state.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“Gun Ownership… is a Privilege and Not a Right”: Canada Moves to Let Cities Ban Guns

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday a new government effort to tighten gun control laws, with his Public Safety Minister reminding citizens that “gun ownership in Canada…is a privilege and not a right.”

During a press conference, Trudeau pushed for new amendments to existing gun laws that would allow cities to ban handguns outright, as well as institute a new federal effort to buy back guns already in existence.

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

Canadian Govt Body Prioritises Race for Vaccinations

The Canadian advisory committee on immunisation has said the government should prioritise adults from “racialised communities” for the “second stage” of the country’s Wuhan coronavirus vaccination plan.

The committee announced that adults from minority communities should be given the vaccine ahead of others, including older white or “non-racialised” people, claiming Canadian minority groups have been disproportionally affected by the Wuhan coronavirus.

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

China Overtakes America as European Union’s Top Trading Partner

The Chinese state overtook the United States as the European Union’s top trading partner in 2020, as ties between Brussels and the communist dictatorship in Beijing continue to deepen.

During the year in which the coronavirus pandemic was inflicted upon the world through the ineptitude and malevolence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), imports from China to the European Union rose by 5.6 per cent and exports of EU goods to China climbed by 2.2 per cent.

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

Czech Cardinal Duka Calls Coronavirus a ‘Chinese Biological Weapon’

The Archbishop of Prague, Cardinal Dominik Duka, called coronavirus a “Chinese biological weapon” during his sermon in St. Vitus Cathedral in early February. Duka added that military experts know the origin of coronavirus, but they do not want or cannot talk about that. However, according to the Archdiocese of Prague, Duka’s statement was taken out of context.

Most researchers believe that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, has been transmitted to humans from bats or other animals and that it probably originated in the southwest of China. The ruling Chinese Communist Party claims the virus originated abroad, however, scientists reject this theory.

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

Denmark, Sweden, Austria to Issue ‘Vaccine Certificates’

As reported on GCT last month, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for the creation of an EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate that will help restore safe travel that has been devastated by the pandemic.

This idea has gained traction by several EU member states including Denmark, Sweden and Austria.

Denmark announced plans for a “vaccination card”, intended to make life easier for people on business trips. Proof of vaccination is to be provided via the Danish healthcare system’s website or on the individual’s mobile phone.

Sweden also broadcasted plans to roll out a “digital vaccination certificate” and tasked three government agencies to develop the infrastructure to handle the relevant personal data. said that it would be introducing a digital vaccination certificate by the summer.

Austria is also developing a vaccine certificate app.

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

Electoral Integrity Bill: Voter ID Set to Become Mandatory in UK Elections

The British government is planning on requiring voter ID for elections by the year 2023, in one of the biggest reforms to the electoral system in recent memory, a report claims.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is set to require that voters present some form of identification, such as a driving licence, passport, or even library card at the polls, fulfilling a manifesto pledge from the Conservative Party ahead of the last general election.

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

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Expressed Concern Over “Long-Term Side Effects” of “Modifying People’s DNA and RNA” In a Leaked Video

A video leaked to Project Veritas shows the Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressing concern over “long-term side effects” of “basically modifying people’s DNA and RNA.”

Zuckerberg made the comments in a video call with employees on July 16, 2020.

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

France: Child Prostitution Increased 600 Per Cent From 2014 to 2020

Between 2014 and 2020, the number of children reported being exploited and sold by sex traffickers in France increased by 600 per cent, according to the country’s human trafficking agency.

The French Central Office for the Suppression of Human Trafficking (OCRTEH) revealed that the number of minors reported as being exploited as child prostitutes was 28 in 2014, but the number rose to 198 in 2020, representing a 600 per cent increase in just six years.

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

France: Japan Embassy Warns Citizens of Paris Acid Attacks

The Japanese embassy in Paris has warned its nationals to be on alert after a Japanese citizen was attacked with acid earlier this month.

The Japanese consular service put out the notice through an email which stated that on February 10th, three people accosted a group of Japanese nationals in Paris’s 17th district. The assailants assaulted the Japanese citizens, with one of the attackers throwing a corrosive substance at one victim, who managed to cover his face, receiving only minor injury to his hands.

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

German Nursing Home Whistleblower: ‘Elderly Dying After COVID Vaccine’

For the first time, there is an eyewitness report from a Berlin nursing home on the situation after the vaccination. It comes from the AGAPLESION Bethanien Havelgarten retirement home in Berlin-Spandau.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ministers Pressuring Boris to Reconsider Immunity Certificates for Domestic Use: Report

Government ministers are reportedly pressuring Prime Minister Boris Johnson to reconsider his personal objections to the introduction of immunity certificates for domestic use, which the senior MPs claim could help save the hospitality and entertainment industries.

In the past week, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed that the government is in negotiations with other countries on vaccine passports to reopen avenues for international travel after countries like Greece and Denmark announced they were looking into similar schemes.

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

Rep. Crenshaw Says TX Power Outages Caused by Renewable Energy: “Fossil Fuels Are the Only Thing That Saved US”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said on Tuesday that fossil fuels are helping freezing Texans, after many mocked the state for an energy grid failure.

Crenshaw said that “over-subsidized wind energy and under-investment in gas power” led to the massive energy failure during a historic freeze in the state. He added that plummeting temperatures also reduced battery capacity.

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

Scotland’s Oldest Museum Hires ‘Curator of Discomfort’ To Confront ‘White Supremacy’

Scotland’s oldest public museum has created the position of ‘Curator of Discomfort’ to take the museum out of its “institutional comfort zone” and confront historical and modern-day “white supremacy”.

On Monday, the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum, which was founded in 1807, announced the creation of the post on social media, tapping left-wing activist Zandra Yeaman to head up the woke project.

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

Spain: Protests Erupt After Rapper’s Insults Lead to Prison

LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — Violent street protests erupted in some Spanish cities on Tuesday night following the arrest of a rap artist who barricaded himself at a university with dozens of supporters to avoid prison and has portrayed his case as a fight for free speech.

In Barcelona, several thousand protestors set trash cans on fire and threw rocks at the police. Several stores and a bank were damaged amid chaotic scenes on one of the city’s main streets. Smaller demonstrations took place in Valencia and Palma de Mallorca, Spanish media reported.

A 24-hour standoff between police and Spanish rapper Pablo Hasél ended Tuesday when anti-riot officers arrested the artist shortly after dawn and escorted him out of Lleida University’s rectorate building. He and more than 50 supporters locked themselves inside the university in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region at midday on Monday.

Hasél was sent to prison, where he’s set to serve a 9-month sentence for insulting the monarchy and glorifying terrorism.

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

Sweden: Over 200 Children Suffering From Long-Term COVID in Stockholm

While some of the children continue to go to school, others are completely bedridden. In the absence of national statistics and topical research, their number seems worrying.

The Swedish capital has been struck by the number of children affected by so-called long-term COVID; symptoms include fatigue and a recurrent sore throat, headache and nausea, as well as difficulty concentrating and memory gaps.

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U.K. Department of Education Warns of “Rise of Intolerance, “ “Creeping Culture of Censorship” Amid New Policies on Academic Freedom

The U.K. Department of Education released a statement condemning censorship in academia on Tuesday, reaffirming a commitment to stand against “cancel culture” and the “chilling effect” on the free speech of teachers and students.

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UK Lockdown to Continue Until Cases Fall Below 1,000 Per Day: Report

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of moving the goalposts amidst reports that the British government will not lift lockdown restrictions until cases fall below 1,000 per day.

Mr Johnson is set to announce a “roadmap” to end the lockdown next week, with schools expected to reopen on March 8th. However, the plan is not likely to include any firm dates as to when life can return to normality in the United Kingdom.

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UK: Extinction Rebellion Protester Who Climbed Up Crane is Made to Pay Compensation

A teenage climate protester who camped at the top of a 100ft crane for two nights has been ordered to pay £45 in compensation for cutting a chain to access the structure.

Cycle courier Alex Sidney, 18, climbed the crane in Norwich early on November 7 last year and descended on November 9.

At Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Monday, he admitted to the criminal damage of a chain belonging to Carter Construction which he cut using a disc cutter in order to access the crane on November 7.

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UK: Nail Bomber Who Wanted to Start ‘Racial War’ Converts to Islam in Prison

A jailed far-right nail bomber who had said he wanted to start a “racial war” has allegedly converted to Islam in prison, reportedly asking to be called “Saddam” in admiration of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

David Copeland, 44, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2000 and must serve at least 50 years for his 13-day nail-bombing campaign in 1999, during which in three separate attacks he targetted London’s Bangladeshi, black, and LGBT communities. In total, his devices injured 139 people, and his final bomb, planted at the Admiral Duncan gay bar, killed three people including a pregnant woman.

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UK: Supermarket Calls Police on Disabled Man for Not Wearing Mask, Tries to Make Him Wear Yellow Sticker

British supermarket Morrisons called the police on a disabled man who was medically exempt from wearing a face mask after attempting to make him wear a yellow sticker.

Yes, really.

The clip shows the man involved in a confrontation with a security guard and staff as they try to make him wear the sticker.

The man calls them out by asking how a sticker could stop the spread of coronavirus.

When he refuses to wear the sticker, he is asked to leave the store as staff claim they are just doing their job.

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UK: Thug Qamran Ali Choked Chicken, Assaulted Woman, Stamped Child’s Face in Crack Rampage

Violent criminal Qamran Ali may well serve just one and a half years in custody for a crack-fueled rampage in which he tried to choke a chicken to death, split a woman’s lip, repeatedly stamped on an 11-year-old boy’s face, and assaulted another child who tried to intervene.

Ali, a 41-year-old man with previous convictions related to kidnapping, firearms, and breaking a woman’s jaw in two places, first tried to kill a chicken by “wringing its neck” and then launched a savage attack on his first child victim as he lay sleeping, according to a Worcester News court report.

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Afghanistan: At Least 30 Taliban Terrorists Blow Themselves Up During Bomb-Making Class

Approximately 30 Taliban militants are dead after blowing themselves up during a bomb-making class, according to the Khaama Press News Agency. The Afghan Army’s press release said that the extremists were working on building an improvised explosive device.

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Biden Dismisses China’s Uyghur Genocide as Difference in “Cultural Norms”

Joe Biden refused to denounce China’s Uyghur genocide during his CNN appearance last night, asserting that the Communist country’s systematic oppression of minorities was just a different cultural norm.

Yes, really.

Despite the Trump administration and his own characterizing Beijing’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims as a genocide, Biden furiously backpedaled after he was asked about the issue.

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Australians Can’t Read or Share News on Facebook — But the Social Media Site is Still a Platform for Some of the World’s Worst Dictators, Scammers and Extremists

The social media giant has since been accused of hypocrisy for allowing pages promoting the likes of China’s communist regime to post unabated.

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Can’t Check the Weather, Get Info on COVID or Even Natural Disasters… And if You’re Suffering Domestic Violence, There’s Nowhere to Seek Help on Facebook: Cruel Reality of Social Media Platform’s Decision to Ban News for All Aussies

Several vital Australian services including rescue helicopter services and even the bureau of meteorology appear to have been caught in the crossfire of Facebook’s Australian news ban.

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Facebook in Another Embarrassing Blunder as it Bans Its Own Page From Social Media During War on Australian News

The law would force tech companies like Facebook and Google to negotiate with news providers to feature their content, but its own social media page has been caught in the firing line.

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Governor General’s Staff to be Asked to Do Woke ‘Privilege Walk’ So They Can Identify How Entitled They Are While Being Asked Bizarre Questions Like ‘Were Your Parents Ever Addicted to Drugs?’

Staff in the Australian Governor General office may be asked to discuss their race, religion, appearance and drug during a ‘privilege walk’.

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‘Send Them Packing’: Facebook is Told it Can Leave Australia if it Refuses to Abide by Our Laws and Pay for News Content — as Mark ‘Jong-UN’ Zuckerberg is Compared to North Korean Dictator

Facebook blocked Australian users from seeing and sharing local news in response to a new law to make tech giants pay media companies for the content they use.

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Shocking Moment Dozens of People Armed With Cricket Bats and Golf Clubs Brawl in the Streets of a Country Town — as a Female Driver is Charged

Concerned neighbours called police after the group armed with cricket bats and golf clubs started fighting on Alcheringa Street in Dubbo at about 7pm on Tuesday.

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The Way Millions of Australians Use Facebook is Over as the Tech Giant Bans Posting and Sharing of All News From the Social Media Platform — After Google Made Deals With Media

The move is in response to the country’s proposed Media Bargaining law, which forces tech companies like Facebook and Google to negotiate with news providers to feature their content.

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NGOs Hiding Illegal Migrants in Caves, Forests of Greek Islands

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been hiding illegal migrants in caves and forests on Greek islands as they are smuggled into Europe, authorities say.

The latest findings of an ongoing investigation by ELAS (Hellenic Police) and EYP (National Agency of Information) into migrant trafficking networks operated by NGOs have been released to Greek media.

Authorities say they have been recruiting migrants to work as informants, embedding them within groups of illegal aliens being smuggled from Turkey to Europe via islands in the Aegean Sea.

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No More “Aliens”: Biden Administration Orders “Inclusive” Language on Immigration

Tracy Renaud, President Joe Biden’s acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has authored a memo to department employees outlining new language that is to be used relative to the immigration topic.

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UK: A Sanctuary for Deadly Islamic Terrorists

The U.K. is far too lenient when it comes to handing out refugee status and visas.

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Global Depopulation — Two Paths, One Destination

Play along with me while we consider the ultimate barometers of economic wellbeing that are fertility rates and births across the developed world, China, and the RoW (rest of the world). How fertility rates have freefallen to predominantly negative rates. How the developed nations fertility rates turned negative first, then China, then most the RoW (& soon nearly the entire world).

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Tyranny by Propaganda is Tyranny by Force

Since it is no longer considered appropriate to physically force your nation’s citizens to comply with your agendas, we’ve seen a shift to psychologically compelling them to comply instead. Now instead of being compelled to advance the interests of the powerful under threat of being bashed in the head, we are psychologically manipulated into advancing those interests by mass media propaganda and other forms of narrative control…

Freedom is the ability to enact your own will for your own life. If anyone is preventing you from doing this, you are not free. If anyone is manipulating you into enacting their will instead of your own authentic will, you are not free. Freedom and manipulation cannot coexist.

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Why is Democratic Socialism a Misnomer?

As someone has once said, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig”, the same with the term “Democratic Socialism”, it is still “Socialism” no matter how hard you try to dress it up. Socialism has been tried for many years in many different countries and it has failed no matter where it has been tried. Where do poor oppressed people want to emigrate to, socialist countries or capitalist countries? You don’t see too many people trying to go to Cuba or Venezuela in our hemisphere, do you?

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Potentially Habitable Exoplanet Candidate Spotted Around Alpha Centauri a in Earth’s Backyard

The nearest solar system to our own may actually host two potentially life-supporting planets, a new study reports.

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/17/2021

  1. I once had the honor of speaking with Rush Limbaugh on air many years ago when I was a “yout”. I grew up listening to Rush daily in my most formative years in my early teens. I believe my father found his show within several months of it first airing, and we listened daily on KFBK AM 1530 which was his original Sacramento station before he went national and eventually moved to NYC. Since I was still in school, I missed most of his shows during the school year but managed to listen on vacations and Saturday mornings when KFBK would replay a three hour highlight of his best moments on air from the previous week.

    Back then, to be openly conservative, especially in middle and high school in Northern California was to definitely be a part of the counterculture, an act of nonconformity on par with what having long hair and smoking pot would have been in my parents youth. I used to troll (before it had a name) my teachers in high school with my Rush Limbaugh shirts, books, and conservative topics for class assignments. My mom took me to one of the original “Rush Rooms” that soon started popping up so office workers could get their fix openly during their lunch breaks. Before Rush I was not political at all and never really thought about such things as a middle school student, but after discovering him it is impossible to unsee what he made visible. To those later generations who grew up without listening to him or maybe always knew of him as some vile on air demon defined by the left, it is difficult to comprehend what times for those with conservative tendencies were like pre-Rush. In significance for modern conservatism and in laying the groundwork for Trump, populism, and a resurgent nationalism, Rush Limbaugh is on par with Reagan or a Churchill or Theodore Roosevelt. His kind of brilliance and impact is in the words of Steve Bannon “not once in a generation but once in a century”. Even though I did not know him personally, and my one claim to fame was a five minute conversation with him on air in my early teens, I feel as though a close family friend or relative has passed.

    Vaya con Dios, Mr Limbaugh

    • I used to be those who believed those who said he was a vile demagogue. Now I am sorry I never listened. Is there any place that has preserved his best moments online?

      Thank you for this.

      • I do not know of any sites for certain that have preserved his broadcasts. I know that he had a subscription service that allowed exclusive content for subscribers and I think his old shows were accessible as well. In this era of deplatforming and un-personing for the slightest infraction against the woke masters of the universe, I think it would be difficult to find his shows outside of very independent sources.

        If you do find any shows, his early material from his KFBK years and early New York years are the best in my opinion. He didn’t have as many powerful enemies back then and was free to say much more controversial things than in the later years of his show.

  2. Thank you Elena for sharing that Putin is being inclusive of all ethnicities that are part of Russia. We in the West (the ones who are not brainwashed) know he is a nationalist who fiercely loves his country and is opposed to the New World Order.

    As he said:
    “Cave nationalism, the slogan of which “Russia is only for Russians” only harms the Russians, only harms Russia and promotes its swing from within. And we should not allow this. Of course, we must ensure that the culture of each nation, its history, the origins of each nation are revered, developed and respected in our country,” Putin said.

    Further (as translated) : “The president also said that the Russian people in Russia is a state-forming, it is the basis of the country. “And in this sense, of course, the Russian man and the Russian people are interested in preserving the country, where it is the main component of the force. In order to preserve Russia, which is multi-ethnic and multi-religious, so that the representative of every ethnic group, even the smallest, felt that it is his homeland, he does not have another,” the president added.

    • Now people with their own “culture” come to us en masse: the Kirghiz, who arrange “kökbörü” (Tearing a live goat apart) at Moscow hippodromes, and also kidnap women for marriage – this is their folk tradition. Tajiks are drug carriers and who only in the last century were excommunicated from the “bacha-bazi” culture, but did not marry cousins.
      Chechens have a tradition of chopping off kafir heads. …

      Putin recently initiated a massive import of migrant slaves for his oligarchs

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