Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/2/2021

Police cracked down on parties and other lockdown-violating gatherings in Northumberland, London, Madrid, and Manitoba. Meanwhile, in a preventive action, authorities in Brussels arrested 300 people ahead of an anti-lockdown protest.

In other news, the latest reports from Portland, Oregon say that rioters have caused at least $2.3 million worth of damage to federal buildings in the city since rioting began last summer.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Professor on MSNBC Suggests GameStop Traders Are Depressed Incels
 
USA
» “I Didn’t Declare War on the Establishment; It Declared War on Me” — Frank Miele Puts to Paper on What We All Are Thinking
» 14 GOP Reps Send Joint Letter to Pelosi Demanding AOC Apologize for Tweeting That Ted Cruz Tried to Have Her Killed
» 2 FBI Agents Killed, 3 Wounded by Gunman While Serving Warrant in Florida
» Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos to Move Sideways as Christmas Quarter Sales Exceed $100bn
» AOC Reveals She Has Been Victim of Sexual Assault, Compares Republicans Telling Her to “Move on” To Abusers
» Biden Administration Asks Reporters to Submit Questions Ahead of Daily White House Press Briefing
» Bill Gates: “Pandemic Preparedness Must be Taken as Seriously as We Take the Threat of War”
» Chicago Mayor Agrees to Several-Day Extension of Remote Learning Following Strike
» Chicago Weekend Gun Violence Leaves 23 Shot, 4 Dead Across the City
» Coronavirus Lockdowns Were “Unfocused Overreaction, “ Shielded the Wealthy Without Protecting the Poor, Stanford Doctor Says
» DHS Terror Alert Issued for First Time in a Year, Targets Those Upset Over Lockdowns
» Don’t Drink or Cheer: CDC Issues Super Bowl Party Recommendations
» Florida Gov. Cracks Down on Big Tech — Lets Residents Sue Over Censorship, $100k Daily Fine for Suspending Political Candidates
» Gov. Ron Desantis Sends Message to the Country: “Florida is Open and We’ve Got Your Back”
» Government Demands for Amazon User Data Increased by 800% in 2020
» H.R. 127: A New Bill in Congress Would Literally End Your 2nd Amendment Rights Permanently
» Harris-Backed Bail Fund Freed Rioter Twice. He’s Now Charged With 3 New Felonies
» High School Teacher Calls Bernie Sanders a Manifestation of “White Privilege, Male Privilege, And Class Privilege” After Infamous Inauguration Attire
» Joe’s Jews
» ‘Largest Threat to US National Security Are US Cops, ‘ Says Biden’s New State Department Spokesperson
» Lindsay Graham Offers Support for Liz Cheney and Then Warns the Trump Team About Attempting to Present Evidence of Election Fraud in Front of the Senate
» MD School District Proposes to Become “Anti-Racist” By Redefining Racism and Discrimination, Teaching Anti-Racism Starting in Preschool
» New Evidence Ties COVID-19 Creation to Research Funded by Fauci
» Number of Americans Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Now Greater Than Number Who Have Been Infected
» NY Times Calls for Biden to Appoint “Reality Czar” To Fight “Misinformation”
» Portland Riots Caused at Least $2.3m in Damage to Federal Buildings in City, State’s US Attorney Says
» San Francisco School District’s Arts Department to be Renamed Due to “White Supremacy Culture”
» The Bias Within the Study That Says There’s No Anti-Conservative Bias in Social Media Bans
» The Real Virus is Not COVID, It’s Communism
» They Are Coming for You
» Trump’s Defense Team to Argue Impeachment of Former President is Unconstitutional
» Trump Was Right! CNN Sees Viewership Shrink by 44% in First Post-Trump Week — MSNBC Down 20%
» Twitter Bans Corporate Account of MyPillow
» Watch: Tony Robbins Destroys COVID Hoax With Powerful Analysis
» When Did CDC Become a Law Making Body?
» WikiLeaks Shop Banned From Facebook, No Explanation Given
» Wokeyleaks: Celeb Insider Dishes the Dirt
 
Canada
» Jordan Peterson Says He Was Suicidal, Addicted to Benzos
» Manitoba Hands Out Another 56 COVID-19 Related Fines
 
Europe and the EU
» “The EU is Once Again in the Wild West Phase of Fighting the Pandemic, “ Says Polish Presidential Minister
» 7 Dead and 100% of Residents Infected in Spanish Nursing Home After Being Injected With Experimental Pfizer mRNA COVID Shots
» As Poland Legislates to Guarantee Free Speech, UK Cracks Down on ‘Hate Speech’ Instead
» Belgium: Authorities Respond to Lockdown Protest With 300 Preventative Arrests
» Exclusive: Poland’s ‘Freedom Act’ Will Empower People to Overturn Big Tech Shadowbans
» FM Szijjarto Refutes German Allegation That Hungary Finds Western Vaccines Too Expensive
» Foreigners Renting Madrid Flats to Hold Illegal Parties
» Free Speech Exception to Scottish “Hate Crime” Bill Withdrawn After Backlash From SNP Members
» French Police Commissioner and Prosecutor Caught at ‘Clandestine’ Restaurant
» Germany Stands by Nord Stream 2 Despite French Stop Plea
» Hungarian Vaccine Procurement Outpaces EU — State Minister Menczer
» Italy: Under-Fire Renzi Says He Will Explain Saudi Visit
» Media Owners in Poland to Pay “Solidarity Tax” To Help Fight the Pandemic
» Polish Government to Breitbart: Big Tech’s ‘Cancel Culture’ Is Bolshevik, Not Democratic
» Questionable Coincidences
» Taxpayers Funded National Trust’s BLM-Style Assault on British Heritage
» ‘Think Again’ Before Leaving Your Home Warns UK Government Minister
» UK Govt Scientific Advisor Predicts Annual Coronavirus Vaccines
» UK So Confident on Vax Supply, Will Start to Stockpile for 2022
» UK: 15 People Caught Breaching COVID Lockdown Rules at Party in Chiswick Restaurant
» UK: Illegal ‘COVID Rave’: Police Seize Drugs and Music Equipment
» UK: Manchester Arena Attack Inquiry: Police Relied on Twitter Updates for Two Hours After Bombing
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Confronting Photos Emerge as Thousands Flout COVID Rules
» Fatah: Murder of 11 Israeli Athletes at Olympics Was “Quality Operation”
» Palestinian Media Presents Terrorist as Victim After Attacking Soldier
 
Middle East
» How Iran Lured a Dissident From France to Execution
 
Russia
» Alexei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader and Putin Critic, Sentenced to Three-and-a-Half Years in Prison
» Sputnik V, Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine, Is 91 Percent Effective: Study
 
Far East
» ‘Their Goal is to Destroy Everyone’: Uighur Camp Detainees Allege Systematic Rape
» Video: Anal Swabs in China Make Kids Walk Like Penguins?
 
Australia — Pacific
» Embattled Footy Star Israel Folau Will be Made to Sign a Contract Banning Him From Making Homophobic Comments on Social Media if He’s Given the Green Light to Play in the Nrl
» Family of Young Security Guard Who Sparked Perth’s Lockdown by Catching Coronavirus Reveal the ‘Studious Bachelor’ Is ‘Very Upset’ — But Blast Western Australia’s Quarantine Failures
» Indigenous Pilates Instructor, 23, Hits Back at Vicious Trolls Who Criticised Her Aboriginal Flag Tattoo — as She is Slammed for Having ‘White Skin’
» Shopper is Arrested and Jailed for Refusing to Wear a Mask at a Busy Mall on the First Day of Perth’s Lockdown
» Talkback Star Neil Mitchell Calls Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon ‘Chardonnay-Sipping Inner-City Dwellers’ In Fiery Debate About Israel Folau and Eddie McGuire’s Response to the Collingwood Racism Scandal
 
Immigration
» Denmark: “Our Goal is Zero Asylum Seekers”
» Hungary: Crime Groups Increase Tariffs for Smuggling Illegal Immigrants
» ICE Deports Hundreds Despite Biden’s Campaign Pledge to Stop Removals
» Illegal Migrants Detained at Polish-Slovakian Border
» PD MEP Trip to Bosnia Border Camp Provocation Says Croatia
» Sweden to Teach Migrants That Violence, Female Genital Mutilation, And Child Marriage Are Wrong
 
Culture Wars
» The Great Reset and Build Back Better
» Wikipedia Launches New Code of Conduct That Bans “False” Info and “Trolling, “ Encourages Preferred Pronoun Use
 

Professor on MSNBC Suggests GameStop Traders Are Depressed Incels

A professor of marketing appeared on MSNBC to share a demeaning take on the day traders responsible for the GameStop phenomenon — asserting that they’re mostly depressed incels who should focus on chasing women instead of stocks.

Yes, really.

Gamestop traders have rattled Wall Street over the last 2 weeks, costing hedge funds billions as they fight against the short-selling of stocks by buying and holding on to them.

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

“I Didn’t Declare War on the Establishment; It Declared War on Me” — Frank Miele Puts to Paper on What We All Are Thinking

In today’s America everything is upside down. American patriots are labeled ‘enemies of the state.’ Their accusers prove they are ‘enemies of the people.’

Published with permission from RealClearPolitics “Enemies of the State vs. Enemies of the People” Commentary by Frank Miele

I didn’t declare war on the establishment; it declared war on me.

It declared war on me when it supported energy policies that could enrich Saudi Arabia and Russia and would cost me more money at the gas pump or on my power bill.

It declared war on me when it told me my ideas weren’t worthy of debate and discussion or that they were even so dangerous they couldn’t be shared publicly.

It declared war on me when it used the police powers of the FBI and CIA to first spy on a presidential candidate and then worked to undermine the administration of that candidate after he was elected.

It declared war on me when it told me my religious beliefs did not deserve the protection of the First Amendment.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

14 GOP Reps Send Joint Letter to Pelosi Demanding AOC Apologize for Tweeting That Ted Cruz Tried to Have Her Killed

Fourteen Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives are demanding that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ask Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to apologize to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for essentially accusing him of attempted murder.

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

2 FBI Agents Killed, 3 Wounded by Gunman While Serving Warrant in Florida

Two FBI agents were shot and killed and three others wounded in Sunrise, Florida, on Tuesday as they attempted to serve a warrant on a man suspected of possessing child pornography.

Law enforcement believe the man is the one who shot the officers and that he also shot and killed himself after barricading himself inside for several hours. Local police accompanied the FBI to the apartment complex and parked an official vehicle outside. After the shooting, local law enforcement agencies converged on the area.

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

Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos to Move Sideways as Christmas Quarter Sales Exceed $100bn

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is to step down from running the business as it reported record revenues for its core Christmas quarter, topping $100bn (£73.1bn) for the first time with help from the coronavirus pandemic.

The e-commerce, cloud data storage and entertainment giant said Bezos would become executive chair during the summer, with Amazon Web Services chief Andy Jassy assuming the top job.

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

AOC Reveals She Has Been Victim of Sexual Assault, Compares Republicans Telling Her to “Move on” To Abusers

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed during a broadcast on Instagram Live on Monday that she had previously been the victim of a sexual assault, before drawing a comparison between Republicans who have urged the country to “move on” from the riots on January 6 to abusers.

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

Biden Administration Asks Reporters to Submit Questions Ahead of Daily White House Press Briefing

Some members of the White House Correspondents Association report that the Biden administration’s communications team has asked them to supply in advance

questions they want to ask at a daily press briefing.

The request reportedly came up during a virtual meeting of the association on Friday, with some reporters voicing displeasure.

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

Bill Gates: “Pandemic Preparedness Must be Taken as Seriously as We Take the Threat of War”

Bill Gates is at it again, asking for more totalitarian intervention to stop a future pathogen. He wants to “prepare” for a plandemic in as serious of a manner as “we take the threat of war.”

Preparing for these plandemics is easy for the rulers because they’ve been “predicting” or setting up their authoritarian responses to these scamdemics beforehand.

Are we honestly to believe that a eugenicist who helped develop a fast-tracked vaccine that’s killing and damaging more people than the COVID-19 scamdemic could ever hope to is doing anything for the food of anyone but himself?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago Mayor Agrees to Several-Day Extension of Remote Learning Following Strike

After saying she would shut down remote access for teachers who did not return to work, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced instead that remote learning will continue until Thursday in the hopes that a final agreement between the city and its teachers union is near.

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

Chicago Weekend Gun Violence Leaves 23 Shot, 4 Dead Across the City

CHICAGO — Four people are dead and 19 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend.

The weekend was less violent than the one prior, as a winter storm dumped nearly a foot of snow over the city Saturday and Sunday. Last weekend, 31 people were shot and seven were killed between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

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

Coronavirus Lockdowns Were “Unfocused Overreaction, “ Shielded the Wealthy Without Protecting the Poor, Stanford Doctor Says

Lockdowns imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have been an “unfocused overreaction” that failed to protect the poor but have helped the rich, Stanford University Professor of Medicine Dr. Jay Bhattacharya told journalist Megyn Kelly recently.

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

DHS Terror Alert Issued for First Time in a Year, Targets Those Upset Over Lockdowns

Despite Joe Biden running on a platform of unity to bring Americans back together, before he was even sworn in, he reneged on this promise by alienating tens of millions of Trump supporters — essentially declaring them the enemy.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Don’t Drink or Cheer: CDC Issues Super Bowl Party Recommendations

With Super Bowl LV now just days away, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a list of guidelines for Americans wanting to watch safely without contributing to the spread of COVID-19.

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

Florida Gov. Cracks Down on Big Tech — Lets Residents Sue Over Censorship, $100k Daily Fine for Suspending Political Candidates

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has taken bold action against Big Tech — announcing several measures to counter widespread censorship of conservatives and promote the free exchange of information.

As reported by Breitbart‘s Allum Bokhari, the measures — announced on Tuesday in a 45-minute speech — include mandatory opt-outs on content filters for Floridians, fines, and grants residents the ability to sue over censorship.

[Comment: Wonderful!]

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

Gov. Ron Desantis Sends Message to the Country: “Florida is Open and We’ve Got Your Back”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has sent a message to disaffected and dissatisfied citizens and business owners around the country: the Sunshine State is open for business.

In a speech advertising his proposed budget for the upcoming year, DeSantis favorably compared the business climate in his state to the far more rigid environment in many others just now beginning to loosen stay-at-home orders and economic restrictions imposed throughout the pandemic.

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

Government Demands for Amazon User Data Increased by 800% in 2020

Amazon is one of Big Tech’s biggest holders of users’ personal data and governments around the world increasingly go to it when they want to obtain some.

In fact, the giant’s latest transparency report, covering the second half of 2020, shows that the number of these demands rose by a whopping 800 percent to reach 27,664. In the first half of last year the number of requests was “just” 3,222.

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

H.R. 127: A New Bill in Congress Would Literally End Your 2nd Amendment Rights Permanently

If a new bill that has been introduced in Congress eventually becomes law, the 2nd Amendment will still be in the U.S. Constitution, but for all practical purposes the rights that it is supposed to guarantee will be dead and gone. H.R. 127 was submitted on January 4th, and if you have not read it yet you can find the full text right here. It contains a lot of technical language, and so in this article I am going to try to break down what it means very simply. Now that the Democrats control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, there is going to be a major push to ram through some form of gun control legislation. If it is not this bill, it will be another one, so we need to be diligent.

One of the biggest things that H.R. 127 would do is that it would create a national firearms registration system that would literally be accessible by anyone…

HR 127 establishes a federal firearms registration system that will be accessible by federal, state, and local governments, including the military — even the GENERAL PUBLIC! The system will track the make, model, and serial number of all firearms, their owners, the dates they were acquired, and where they are being stored.

So if your neighbor, a co-worker, or someone that just wanted to rob your home wanted to know how you were armed, all they would have to do would be to look it up in the firearms registration system.

This bill would also apply retroactively.

Within three months, you would have to report to the government where you bought all of your guns, when they were purchased, and where they are currently being stored.

Needless to say, if the government knows where all of your guns are being stored, it would make it that much easier to grab them from you at some future date.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Harris-Backed Bail Fund Freed Rioter Twice. He’s Now Charged With 3 New Felonies

A Minneapolis man who was twice bailed out by a fund once supported by Vice President Kamala Harris has been arrested again and is facing three new felony charges while under investigation for a possible gun crime, Minnesota prosecutors said.

Thomas Moseley, 29, had previously been arrested and released for cases that involved damaging a police precinct in August as well as rioting in December, according to the Hennepin County’s Attorney Office.

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

High School Teacher Calls Bernie Sanders a Manifestation of “White Privilege, Male Privilege, And Class Privilege” After Infamous Inauguration Attire

An op-ed piece written by a former professor and principal calls out Bernie Sanders as a manifestation of “white privilege, male privilege, and class privilege.”

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

Joe’s Jews

It is important to remember that during his infamous basement campaign, candidate Biden said that his “top priority” was to reenter the genocidal-to-Israel Iran Deal.

This is what Democrats voted for. This is what Jewish Democrats voted for.

Obama Redux

Let’s look at the appointments and proposed appointments, so far, of the Biden-Harris regime.

Maher Bitar for Senior Director for Intelligence of the National Security Council (NSC). According to the esteemed Daniel Greenfield, Biden has put an aggressive anti-Israel activist and Boycott/Divest/Sanction (BDS) supporter — who has called for the destruction of Israel — in this powerful position. At a conference in Georgetown of the Palestine Solidarity Movement — a BDS anti-Israel hate group — Bitar lectured on how to best demonize Israel. “Bitar’s rise through the ranks,” writes Greenfield, “speaks to the abandonment of Israel by the Democrats and the ineptitude of pro-Israel advocates at fighting the personnel battles that define the government.”

Karine Jean-Pierre for White House Press Secretary. The former head of MoveOn.org, a far-left anti-Israel group, and recent campaign adviser for Kalamity Harris, Jean-Pierre has praised lawmakers for boycotting pro-Israel groups and has accused Israel of “war crimes.” And during the Democratic primary, she celebrated Democrats who boycotted the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) — a lobbying group that advocates pro-Israel policies to Congress.

Alejandro Mayorkas, who is Jewish, for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Mayorkas is a board member of HIAS, which partners with terrorism-financier Islamic Relief. He has undermined Israeli repatriation policies regarding illegal immigrants and signed a letter defending and praising Jew-basher Linda Sarsour. Mayorkas’ involvement with HIAS contradicts the role of DHS, which is to protect the safety of Americans.

Denis Mcdonough for Secretary of the Veterans Administration. The former Chief of Staff for Obama, McDonough spoke at the anti-Israel J Street convention and falsely condemned Israel’s “occupation.” As Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor, he praised the iman of a Virginia mosque, knowing that the imam was a Muslim Brotherhood leader and VP of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which directly funds Hamas.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Largest Threat to US National Security Are US Cops, ‘ Says Biden’s New State Department Spokesperson

In a 2016 Facebook post, Jalina Porter, the newly named deputy spokesperson for the US State Department under the Biden administration wrote that American police posed the largest national security threat, greater than that of ISIS, because they ‘killed’ Black Americans.

According to the The Washington Free Beacon, Porter wrote in the post, “The largest threat to US national security are US cops. Not ISIS, not Russian hackers, not anyone or anything else. If ya’ll don’t wake up and rise up to this truth, the genocide against Blacks in America will continue until we are near extinct. That’s not the world I seek to live in or create for myself and those around me.”

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

Lindsay Graham Offers Support for Liz Cheney and Then Warns the Trump Team About Attempting to Present Evidence of Election Fraud in Front of the Senate

Lindsey Graham is back to being himself. After sucking up to President Trump to help him win an election, he attempts to intimidate the President while supporting bitter war monger Liz Cheney who voted to impeach the most popular President in US history.

Lindsey Graham is the friend nobody wants. He’ll smile at your face while stabbing you in the back.

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

MD School District Proposes to Become “Anti-Racist” By Redefining Racism and Discrimination, Teaching Anti-Racism Starting in Preschool

Maryland’s Montgomery County Public School District aims to make anti-racism a major component of its schools by adopting a “culturally responsive Prekindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum that promotes equity, respect, anti-racist thinking, and civility,” according to the district’s “tentative action policy.”

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

New Evidence Ties COVID-19 Creation to Research Funded by Fauci

China, the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Institutes of Health have dimissed the theory that the virus causing the global pandemic that has killed more than 2 million people and devastated economies worldwide escaped from the Wuhan, China, lab funded by the United States.

But there’s no disputing the fact, as Newsweek reported in April 2020, that NIH executive Dr. Anthony Fauci promoted a highly controversial type of research involving the manipulation of viruses to explore their potential for infecting humans. And it’s known that more than 200 scientists pressured the Obama administration in 2014 to temporarily halt U.S. funding for that research because of the risk of a manipulated virus accidentally escaping a lab and igniting a pandemic. Nevertheless, under Fauci’s direction, the dangerous virus engineering resumed in 2017 and continued until April 2020.

Now, documentary evidence makes it a “near certainty” that the coronavirus pandemic originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, where so-called “gain-of-function” research was funded by Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, according to Steve Hilton, who is leading a special investigation for his Fox News show “The Next Revolution.”

Significantly, his investigation found a direct link between a bat coronavirus discovered a decade ago in a mine in Yunnan province and one that had been engineered in the Wuhan lab, 1,000 miles away.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Number of Americans Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Now Greater Than Number Who Have Been Infected

More Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19 than have been officially diagnosed with the illness, according to data from Bloomberg.

Bloomberg’s Vaccine Tracker showed that as of Monday afternoon, 26.5 million people had received at least a first dose of the vaccine. The nation has seen 26.3 million diagnoses of COVID-19 in total.

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

NY Times Calls for Biden to Appoint “Reality Czar” To Fight “Misinformation”

The New York Times has amplified claims by “experts” who are calling for Joe Biden to appoint a “reality czar,” prompting critics to compare the idea to the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s 1984.

In an article entitled ‘How the Biden Administration Can Help Solve Our Reality Crisis’, the NYT’s Kevin Roose cites “experts” who are calling on “the Biden administration put together a cross-agency task force to tackle disinformation and domestic extremism, which would be led by something like a “reality czar.”

The job of this “reality czar” would be to head up “a centralized task force could coordinate a single, strategic response” to things like COVID-related and election fraud “conspiracy theories.”

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

Portland Riots Caused at Least $2.3m in Damage to Federal Buildings in City, State’s US Attorney Says

Left-wing protests in Portland have caused roughly $2.3 million in damage to federal buildings since they broke out over the summer, according to local media.

Oregon’s largest city saw more than two months of near-nightly unrest centered on a federal courthouse downtown.

Activists even harassed the city’s liberal Mayor Ted Wheeler, who had opposed the Trump administration’s decision to send federal officers to help his beleaguered department amid the unrest. Critics accosted him when he was out to eat more than once. One altercation ended when the mayor pepper-sprayed a lawyer who confronted him for not wearing a face mask outside a restaurant.

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

San Francisco School District’s Arts Department to be Renamed Due to “White Supremacy Culture”

The arts department of the San Francisco Unified School District has moved to eliminate acronyms from its name, claiming that the abbreviations are linked to “white supremacy culture.”

The district said it will be changing the acronym “VAPA,” which stands for “visual and performing arts” to “SFUSD Arts Department.”

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

The Bias Within the Study That Says There’s No Anti-Conservative Bias in Social Media Bans

Billionaire Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, has lately been busy spending money on causes apparently near and dear to his heart: first he gave $100,000 to the Biden campaign, and $35,000 to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) — and then funded a study that claims Big Tech is not biased against conservative views.

The New York University Stern School of Business study appeared on Monday and was put together with the goal of disproving long-standing claims of creeping anti-conservative bias on social media, that culminated around the US presidential election.

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

The Real Virus is Not COVID, It’s Communism

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, 70, told a Federalist Society virtual convention last November that he thought the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic serves as a “sort of constitutional stress test.” He argued that America has “never before seen restrictions as severe, extensive, and prolonged as those experienced for most of 2020” and raised concerns over their impact on individuals’ civil liberties. Link

The real virus infecting America is not Covid-19. The Marxist-Leninist takeover of the Democrat Party is complete and the majority of the Republican Party is following the same path. The real danger is communism; it’s here and it’s going to cost us unless we stand together and fight.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

They Are Coming for You

In the early part of the last century, the Communist Party tried to establish itself in the United States of America. Even after the successful Russian Revolution in 1918, the commies simply could not get traction in the independent thinking, American population. Soon after, the commies made a strategic decision to shift out of the public view when they recognized that they could not win as open public communists. They realized that, over time, they could embed themselves in American culture as progressive liberals, socialists, and even Democrats. Their modified strategic approach worked. They used the labor unions, then the teachers unions, and ultimately academia across the board to spread the communist doctrine.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump’s Defense Team to Argue Impeachment of Former President is Unconstitutional

With the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump set to begin on February 8, two of Trump’s attorneys have signaled that they will argue the entire trial is unconstitutional.

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

Trump Was Right! CNN Sees Viewership Shrink by 44% in First Post-Trump Week — MSNBC Down 20%

President Trump was right.

In 2018 President Trump taunted the fake news media outlets.

President Trump said when he is gone their ratings ‘will dry up and be gone.”

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

Twitter Bans Corporate Account of MyPillow

The account of US pillow manufacturer MyPillow has been permanently banned by Twitter because its CEO Mike Lindell — previously also banned for his association with and support of President Donald Trump — used it.

In those tweets, that the social network said violated its policy on evading bans and warranted MyPillow account’s permanent removal, Lindell accused Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of trying to cancel him, and warned him that “when all is revealed” he could wind up in prison.

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

Watch: Tony Robbins Destroys COVID Hoax With Powerful Analysis

“If we let people control our focus, we’re just going to live in fear and do nothing.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

When Did CDC Become a Law Making Body?

As I was watching Mark Levin on Sunday night, a very interesting message crept across the bottom of the Fox News crawler. It advised that the CDC has issued a law that required the wearing of face masks on all public forms of transportation. The message also said that CDC would criminally enforce this law. I looked at the CDC website about masks, and by golly, it said they created such law. Now to be sure I hadn’t been unconscious for a period of time where the Constitution had been changed, I checked and it was still Sunday, January 31, 2021.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

WikiLeaks Shop Banned From Facebook, No Explanation Given

The official Facebook account for the WikiLeaks Shop has been banned from the platform without explanation.

The shop raises money for Julian Assange’s defense fund by selling merch.

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

Wokeyleaks: Celeb Insider Dishes the Dirt

An anonymous celebrity insider who has penetrated the heart of the entertainment industry and is so revolted by what he’s experiencing, he’s decided to become a whistleblower.

He’s dishing the dirt on the real behind the scenes behavior exhibited by actors, musicians, models, journalists and professional campaigners.

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

Jordan Peterson Says He Was Suicidal, Addicted to Benzos

Jordan Peterson in a new interview described his spiral into drug addiction and suicidal thoughts — and then undergoing a controversial Russian treatment that placed him into an induced coma for eight days.

The controversial Canadian psychology professor, who has spent much of his career railing against political correctness, spoke to the Sunday Times, along with his podcast host daughter, Mikhaila Peterson, about his downward spiral.

“I don’t remember anything. From Dec. 16 of 2019 to Feb. 5, 2020,” the self-help author said of period he was sent Russia for treatment. “I don’t remember anything at all,” Peterson told the British newspaper.

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Manitoba Hands Out Another 56 COVID-19 Related Fines

COVID-19 enforcement officials dolled out another 56 tickets for various violations over the past week, government announced in their weekly enforcement update on Tuesday.

The majority of those tickets — 42 — were of the individual variety, which comes with a hefty $1,296 hit to the wallet. In its release, the province said 31 of those 42 tickets were related to illegal gatherings at private residences or outdoors.

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“The EU is Once Again in the Wild West Phase of Fighting the Pandemic, “ Says Polish Presidential Minister

Krzysztof Szczerski, the presidential commissioner for the establishment of the Office for International Policy of the President of the Republic, commented on the controversies surrounding the EU orders for vaccines. He believes that the main issue in the matter is the lack of transparency when it comes to deals signed by the European Commission.

“I think that this issue should be subjected to a democratic, parliamentary evaluation by every EU member state. It is true, we all decided on a joint European policy, but we never publicly saw these agreements. Transparency of agreements should be maintained,” he told TV Republika, reiterating that he had not seen the deals signed by the EU in Poland’s name.

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7 Dead and 100% of Residents Infected in Spanish Nursing Home After Being Injected With Experimental Pfizer mRNA COVID Shots

In what is becoming a very familiar story all across the world, 7 residents in a nursing home in central Spain have died just after being injected with the experimental Pfizer mRNA COVID shots.

RT.com is reporting that all 78 residents and 12 staff are now testing positive for COVID-19 after receiving the injections, while prior to the injections the nursing home had reportedly been “virus-free” during the previous “waves” of COVID-19.

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As Poland Legislates to Guarantee Free Speech, UK Cracks Down on ‘Hate Speech’ Instead

The United Kingdom’s culture secretary has threatened to impose fines on social media companies if they fail to police so-called hate speech. The move comes in stark contrast to Poland, which has vowed to fine tech companies which embark on censorship campaigns.

British Culture and Media Secretary Oliver Dowden said that if Silicon Valley companies fail to inflict stricter limitations on “racist abuse”, then the UK will seek to regulate the companies under the country’s broadcasting regulator Ofcom.

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Belgium: Authorities Respond to Lockdown Protest With 300 Preventative Arrests

Belgian police arrested more than 300 people in Brussels before two banned demonstrations against coronavirus lockdown measures were due to take place.

Police made the arrests outside the Gare du Nord and Gare du Midi railway stations on Sunday before protesters could take part in the demonstrations, with many of those detained reportedly football supporters.

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Exclusive: Poland’s ‘Freedom Act’ Will Empower People to Overturn Big Tech Shadowbans

Poland’s new Freedom Act against Big Tech censorship will see members of the public automatically notified of “shadowbans” and empowered to overturn restrictions if their speech online is lawful.

Speaking exclusively to Breitbart News, Deputy Minister of Justice Sebastian Kaleta, who is spearheading the new legislation, confirmed that “every time an algorithm is used to limit reach, the user will be informed if and why his reach is being limited.”

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FM Szijjarto Refutes German Allegation That Hungary Finds Western Vaccines Too Expensive

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjartó refuted a recent allegation by German Social-Democrat (SPD) MP Karl Lauterbach in which he claimed Hungary was buying the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine because it was cheaper than the Western alternatives.

“Fake news in the German Social-Democrat fashion. Every word is a lie,” Szijjartó wrote in a Facebook post.

[Comment: And it has recently been reported that a scientific study shows that the Sputnik vaccine is 91% effective.]

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Foreigners Renting Madrid Flats to Hold Illegal Parties

MADRID Municipal Police are investigating the rental of flats to foreigners to organise illegal parties in Spain’s capital.

The police report that safety and health regulations have been breached during the parties by foreign citizens coming from countries where there are tighter restrictions.

Over the past weekend two parties that were being held in flats rented to French citizens were stopped by the police. The French citizens who had rented the flats admitted to organising the parties.

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Free Speech Exception to Scottish “Hate Crime” Bill Withdrawn After Backlash From SNP Members

A free speech amendment to Scotland’s controversial “hate crime” bill that would have allowed some “discussion or criticism of matters relating to transgender identity” has been withdrawn after members of the ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) threatened to resign in protest.

The bill is expected to pass and based on its current explanatory notes, it will criminalize showing “malice and ill-will towards a group of persons” based on the group being defined by reference to characteristics such as age, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity, and variations in sex characteristic.

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French Police Commissioner and Prosecutor Caught at ‘Clandestine’ Restaurant

A police commissioner and a deputy prosecutor were caught dining out at a lockdown speakeasy restaurant in violation of the country’s Wuhan coronavirus restriction rules.

The story of the two men shot to national prominence on Monday morning during a television interview with French interior minister Gerald Darmanin in which he called for the immediate suspension of the police commissioner.

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Germany Stands by Nord Stream 2 Despite French Stop Plea

“Government has not changed its basic position”

(ANSA-AFP) — BERLIN, FEB 1 — The German government on Monday said it had not changed its “basic position” in support of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Russia, despite French calls to scrap the controversial project in protest at Moscow’s opposition crackdown. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokeswoman Martina Fietz said she had “no new updates” on the project. “The government has not changed its basic position,” she told reporters.

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Hungarian Vaccine Procurement Outpaces EU — State Minister Menczer

In the past few months, Hungary has outpaced other Member States of the European Union in vaccine procurements, State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Tamas Menczer said in a short video posted on Facebook.

“When it comes to getting a vaccine, every day counts; whoever gains time, gains life,” Menczer said in the video, adding that the vaccine has saved lives and jobs and is helping the country return to normal life.

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Italy: Under-Fire Renzi Says He Will Explain Saudi Visit

Ex-premier said country could be home to ‘New Renaissance’

(ANSA) — ROME, FEB 1 — Ex-premier Matteo Renzi has promised to explain his controversial trip to Saudi Arabia last week once Italy’s government crisis is over.

Senator Renzi, whose centrist Italia Viva (IV) party triggered the crisis, has come under heavy fire for interviewing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the country’s annual Future Investment Initiative (FII) event in Riyadh.

At one point Renzi said he thought the Middle Eastern country could be the home of a “New Renaissance”.

Critics highlighted the country’s human rights record and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.

Anti-mafia writer Roberto Saviano said via social media at the weekend that “Matteo Renzi should have the dignity to leave our country’s public life”.

Renzi has said he will give a press conference the week after the end of the government crisis to explain his “international positions” and his ideas about Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

Last week Italy halted the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over their involvement in the conflict in ravaged Yemen.

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Media Owners in Poland to Pay “Solidarity Tax” To Help Fight the Pandemic

According to wPolityce.pl, the government will soon start working on a bill to ensure additional income for the National Health Fund and the fund supporting culture and creativity in the media.

Per the expected legislation, the money will come from a solidarity tax, which will concern all broadcasters and publishers, including big tech corporations. The tax will be calculated based on these parties’ ad revenues.

The new tax will also affect traditional electronic media — all radio and tv stations including public media TVP and Polish Radio — will be paid as well by cinemas, outdoor advertisers and the press, as well as companies providing internet advertisement services in Poland, including tech giants (Google, Facebook, Allegro) and the largest web portals.

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Polish Government to Breitbart: Big Tech’s ‘Cancel Culture’ Is Bolshevik, Not Democratic

“Cancel culture aims to make people afraid to express their opinions” and Big Tech is working with the far left to promote this environment which has more in common with the methods of Soviet Russia than modern democracies, a Polish government minister has told Breitbart London.

Sebastian Kaleta is Poland’s deputy minister for justice and the man tasked with shepherding a new law meant to give protections to Polish citizens from censorious and over-powerful Silicon Valley big-tech firms. He told Breitbart London that Poland has real concerns about cancel culture and is legislating against it.

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Questionable Coincidences

Interestingly, several areas have reported that deaths are rapidly increasing AFTER vaccination programs are implemented. The news stories don’t actually say it straight out, but if you look at dates given, it raises questions. One such example is what’s happening in Gibraltar at the southern tip of Spain, which has a population of 34,000.

The area rolled out its vaccination program on January 9, 2021, using the Pfizer mRNA vaccine. By January 17, 2021, 5,847 doses had been administered (about 17% of the population), according to a report by MedicalXpress.

The curious thing about it is that the area’s first recorded death from COVID-19 didn’t occur until mid-November 2020. By January 6, three days before the vaccination program began, the total COVID-19-related death toll reportedly stood at 10.

Then, by January 17, the total death toll had suddenly skyrocketed to 45. In other words, 35 people died in the first eight days of the vaccination program. Most were in their 80s and 90s.

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said, “This is now the worst loss of life of Gibraltarians in over 100 years. Even in war, we have never lost so many in such a short time.” None of the deaths are being blamed on the vaccine, however. Instead, they’re loosely blaming them on the new variant of SARS-CoV-2.

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Taxpayers Funded National Trust’s BLM-Style Assault on British Heritage

The Black Lives Matter-inspired ‘Colonial Countryside’ project from the National Trust, which published a shame list of heritage properties with supposed links to colonialism, received some £160,000 in taxpayer funding and lottery money.

The project, which has been headed by left-wing Professor Corinne Fowler from the University of Leicester, targeted 93 National Trust properties linked to the slave trade and British colonialism, including the home of British wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill, Chartwell House.

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‘Think Again’ Before Leaving Your Home Warns UK Government Minister

People in areas of the UK with identified outbreaks of the South African strain of the coronavirus have been warned to “think again” before leaving their homes, a government minister said.

Universities Minister Michelle Donelan said on Tuesday that while there have been no extra coronavirus lockdown measures in the eight areas identified as having confirmed cases of the mutated virus, people in the affected regions should refrain from activities which are permitted under lockdown rules.

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UK Govt Scientific Advisor Predicts Annual Coronavirus Vaccines

A senior figure from the UK government’s immunisation committee predicts that Britons will have to have annual coronavirus vaccines as the Chinese coronavirus mutates into different strains.

“I think we’re going to have to live with the idea of new variants,” said Professor Anthony Harnden, deputy chairman of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JVCI), on Monday. Professor Harnden made the remarks after a dozen cases of the South African variant of COVID-19 were found in southern England in people who had no links to recent travellers.

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UK So Confident on Vax Supply, Will Start to Stockpile for 2022

The United Kingdom has reportedly become the first country so secure in its coronavirus vaccination strategy, that it is already planning to stockpile doses for 2022. Meanwhile, the European Union remains far behind even in its inoculation programme for 2021.

European media admitted in the last week that Brexit Britain’s initiative had laid the ground for “vaccination success”, with more than 13 per cent of the population covered, while on average the European Union has struggled to vaccinate barely two per cent of its inhabitants.

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UK: 15 People Caught Breaching COVID Lockdown Rules at Party in Chiswick Restaurant

Fifteen people face fines for breaching Covid-19 regulations after police discovered a party taking place at a restaurant on Chiswick High Road.

Officers went to the venue, which the police has not named, at 10.38pm on Friday night after receiving reports of a large number of guests at the location.

On entering the premises on January 29 they discovered a large group of people .

The Met said those inside were from different households, were not wearing any face masks and had no social distancing measures in place.

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UK: Illegal ‘COVID Rave’: Police Seize Drugs and Music Equipment

Class A drugs and canisters of nitrous oxide were seized at an illegal rave, police have revealed.

Five men were arrested at a derelict building in Northumberland, near Consett and the border with County Durham, on Saturday evening.

Hundreds of tickets had been sold for the event, advertised as the “Covid Rave” on flyers.

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UK: Manchester Arena Attack Inquiry: Police Relied on Twitter Updates for Two Hours After Bombing

National counter-terrorism police had to rely on updates from Twitter for nearly two hours after the Manchester Arena attack, the inquiry has heard.

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, then the country’s senior national co-ordinator for counter-terrorism, said he first heard about the attack through the husband of one of his senior officers who was a firearms officer on a training course, around 24 minutes after the attack.

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Confronting Photos Emerge as Thousands Flout COVID Rules

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis thronged a pair of funerals for two prominent rabbis in Jerusalem over the weekend, flouting the country’s ban on large public gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

The initial funeral procession, for Rabbi Meshulam Soloveitchik, who died at age 99, wended its way through the streets of Jerusalem in the latest display of ultra-Orthodox Israelis’ refusal to honour coronavirus restrictions.

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Fatah: Murder of 11 Israeli Athletes at Olympics Was “Quality Operation”

In Palestinian Authority terminology a “quality operation” is a euphemism for a successful terror attack. Palestinians use the term to describe murderous attacks against Israeli civilians. One attack that has earned this praise repeatedly was the murder of the 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

Eight Palestinian terrorists from the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah, broke into the athletes’ village at the Munich Olympics on Sept. 5, 1972. The terrorists took Israeli athletes and coaches hostage in their rooms, murdering two right away, ultimately murdering 11 when the German police tried but failed to rescue the hostages and subdue the terrorists at an airport near Munich.

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Palestinian Media Presents Terrorist as Victim After Attacking Soldier

Atallah Rayyan, 17 years old, attempted to kill an IDF soldier and stab her at a junction near Ariel on Tuesday. But certain Palestinian media sources claim that he, and not the soldier who shot him in defense, was the victim.

The Palestinian chapter of Defense of the Child International (DCI-P) claimed that he had been executed by the IDF.

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How Iran Lured a Dissident From France to Execution

In October 2019, Iranian dissident Ruhollah Zam was running a widely followed news site based in France, accompanied by his family and benefitting from refugee status as well as security in his country of exile.

But just over a year later, on December 12, 2020, Zam was hanged in Iran, an execution that prompted international condemnation.

How had Zam gone from the relative comfort of his life in France to meeting his death aged just 42 at the hands of the hangman in his home country, whose leaders he had targeted in his work?

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Alexei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader and Putin Critic, Sentenced to Three-and-a-Half Years in Prison

Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader and fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.

Mr Navalny, 44, was jailed at the Simonovsky District Court in Moscow over allegations he violated the conditions of a suspended sentence he received in 2014 for money laundering.

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Sputnik V, Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine, Is 91 Percent Effective: Study

Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V is about 91 percent effective and appears to prevent serious cases of infection, according to a study published Tuesday.

The results in the British medical journal The Lancetare from a Phase 3 trial of about 20,000 people in Russia last fall.

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‘Their Goal is to Destroy Everyone’: Uighur Camp Detainees Allege Systematic Rape

The men always wore masks, Tursunay Ziawudun said, even though there was no pandemic then.

They wore suits, she said, not police uniforms.

Sometime after midnight, they came to the cells to select the women they wanted and took them down the corridor to a “black room”, where there were no surveillance cameras.

Several nights, Ziawudun said, they took her.

“Perhaps this is the most unforgettable scar on me forever,” she said.

“I don’t even want these words to spill from my mouth.”

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Video: Anal Swabs in China Make Kids Walk Like Penguins?

Video out of China has emerged pertaining to show the after effects of COVID anal swabs on children.

Video posted to Twitter shows several kids, obviously in discomfort, walking like penguins after reportedly undergoing the procedure.

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Embattled Footy Star Israel Folau Will be Made to Sign a Contract Banning Him From Making Homophobic Comments on Social Media if He’s Given the Green Light to Play in the Nrl

Israel Folau will need to sign a strict social media clause in his St George Illawarra contract if he is allowed to play NRL again.

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Family of Young Security Guard Who Sparked Perth’s Lockdown by Catching Coronavirus Reveal the ‘Studious Bachelor’ Is ‘Very Upset’ — But Blast Western Australia’s Quarantine Failures

The infected guard — an international student in his 20s who is originally from Bangladesh — worked at the Four Points by Sheraton while there were four Covid-positive patients inside.

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Indigenous Pilates Instructor, 23, Hits Back at Vicious Trolls Who Criticised Her Aboriginal Flag Tattoo — as She is Slammed for Having ‘White Skin’

Lily Hodgson, 23, has slammed ‘racist’ followers on TikTok for asking her to ‘prove’ her Aboriginal heritage.

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Shopper is Arrested and Jailed for Refusing to Wear a Mask at a Busy Mall on the First Day of Perth’s Lockdown

The 41-year-old man was outside a shopping centre on Great Eastern Highway in Midland when he was approached by police officers on Monday.

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Talkback Star Neil Mitchell Calls Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon ‘Chardonnay-Sipping Inner-City Dwellers’ In Fiery Debate About Israel Folau and Eddie McGuire’s Response to the Collingwood Racism Scandal

Allison Langdon asked Qld MP Matt Canavan and 3AW’s Neil Mitchell on Wednesday whether McGuire should be forgiven for brushing off reports that his football club fostered racism.

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Denmark: “Our Goal is Zero Asylum Seekers”

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has announced that her government intends to significantly limit the number of people seeking asylum in Denmark. The aim, she said, is to preserve “social cohesion” in the country.

Frederiksen’s comments, which many have welcomed, and others have dismissed as empty promises, are the latest salvo in a long-running debate about multiculturalism and the role of Islam in Danish society.

Denmark, which has a population of 5.8 million, received approximately 40,000 asylum applications during the past five years, according to data compiled by Statista. Most of the applications received by Denmark, a predominately Lutheran country, were from migrants from Muslim countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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Hungary: Crime Groups Increase Tariffs for Smuggling Illegal Immigrants

As Hungarian police are stepping up their raids against people smugglers transporting illegal immigrants from the East to the West across Hungary, organized crime groups are increasing their tariffs to reflect the growing dangers they face, daily Magyar Nemzet writes.

Organized crime groups operating in Serbia continued to employ human smugglers recruited from the former Soviet states in January, the paper writes. But due to recent successful police actions, only half as many drivers are taking the risk of transporting the border-violators.

According to international criminal intelligence, prices have also risen, with drivers asking for higher payment, which human smuggling gangs then make migrants pay. After the Estonian, Chechen and Armenian drivers caught recently, just last week, a Georgian man driving a rented car with Polish license plates was stopped in Sopron and arrested. The 25-year-old had been transporting a dozen illegal Syrian immigrants.

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ICE Deports Hundreds Despite Biden’s Campaign Pledge to Stop Removals

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has removed hundreds of people who were in the country illegally since President Joe Biden took office.

The removals run contrary to Biden’s campaign promise to stop most deportations in the early days of his presidency. A federal judge last week ruled against a 100-day pause on most deportations, which Biden’s acting director of Homeland Security enacted during the first week of Biden’s administration. The judge’s order does not require ICE to actually schedule deportations.

Over two days last week, ICE deported 284 people to Jamaica and Guatemala. More deportations were scheduled for February 1.

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Illegal Migrants Detained at Polish-Slovakian Border

Sergeant Major Piotr Zakielarz of the Bieszczady unit of the Polish Border Guard said that the incident with illegal migrants occurred on Sunday in Glinik Charzewski in the Podkarpackie Voivodship (southern Poland).

The men tried to reach Western Europe through Poland by hiding in the semitrailer of a delivery truck.

Sergeant Zakielarz explained that the 42-year-old Turkish truck driver informed the police that he had heard human voices coming from the semitrailer. Border guard officers then found four men in the semitrailer after opening it: two Afghans and two Pakistanis.

The men were well-prepared for their journey; they had sleeping bags, warm clothes and food. They had entered the semitrailer without the driver’s knowledge in Romania.

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PD MEP Trip to Bosnia Border Camp Provocation Says Croatia

Bid to discredit Croatia’s reputation says interior minister

(ANSA) — ROME, FEB 1 — A visit by four Italian centre-left Democratic Party (PD) MEPs to see the condition of migrants in a camp on the Bosnian border with Croatia was a “provocation,” Croatian Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said Monday, explaining why the four were blocked about 150 metres from the border with Bosnia.

“It was nothing more than the umpteenth provocation against Croatian police,” he said.

“It was an attempt to discredit the country’s reputation”.

After a fire destroyed the temporary emergency camp in northwest Bosnia on December 23, hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers are housed in tents that do not meet basic humane housing conditions, human rights organisations have said.

Bosnian authorities should immediately provide adequate, winterized accommodation for the migrants and asylum seekers stranded in freezing temperatures in the northwestern part of the country, Human Rights Watch said last week.

The PD delegation also described conditions at the camp as “inhuman”.

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Sweden to Teach Migrants That Violence, Female Genital Mutilation, And Child Marriage Are Wrong

In the words of Justice and Migration Minister Morgan Johansson, the introductory course in democratic norms and Swedish values will function as “a natural start to a chain of assimilation-promoting initiatives” for the new arrivals.

The Swedish government has decided that all asylum seekers who come to the country in the future will undergo a mandatory social introduction course shortly after their arrival.

The Swedish Migration Board has been tasked with preparing an introductory course that will inform the new arrivals about the asylum process, Swedish legislation, and the country’s democratic norms and values. This includes information on the rules that apply to so-called “honour-related” violence and oppression as well as protection from discrimination and abuse.

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The Great Reset and Build Back Better

Story at-a-glance:

  • Top political figures and Big Tech leaders are using the common refrain that the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity to “reset” and “build back better”
  • Founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Klaus Schwab first started circulating the idea of The Great Reset, of which “build back better” is an integral part of
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is being used as a justification for the movement, but the agenda has nothing to do with health and everything to do with a long-term plan to monitor and control the world through technical surveillance
  • Citing pandemic-induced unemployment, record levels of global government debt and a shrinking world economy, Schwab warns that the COVID-19 crisis is going to exacerbate environmental issues and social crises, such as rising inequality
  • The reset solution is to “build entirely new foundations for our economic and social systems,” which everyone should adapt to since the pandemic has “shown how quickly we can make radical changes to our lifestyles”
  • “Building back better” envisions a world in which you’re tied to an electronic ID linked to your bank account and health records, have a “social credit” ID that can run every facet of your life and own no personal property

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Wikipedia Launches New Code of Conduct That Bans “False” Info and “Trolling, “ Encourages Preferred Pronoun Use

The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit behind the world’s biggest online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, has announced a new code of content for Wikipedia that prohibits “hate speech” and “false” information on the site and also heavily promotes identity politics.

Under the new code of conduct, Wikipedia contributors are expected to “respect the way that contributors name and describe themselves” and this includes “the use of people’s preferred gender identity using distinct names or pronouns.”

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10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/2/2021

  1. Sweden to Teach Migrants That Violence, Female Genital Mutilation, and Child Marriage are Wrong

    I read the list of illegal actions in a Swedish source a few days ago. It’s very short. It says nothing about the inadmissibility of violence against Swedish children and farm animals.

  2. Fdesouche articles from the last few days

    For 3 years, slots were reserved for veiled women at the swimming pool of the University of Nanterre, which had signed an agreement with an Islamist association

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/01/31/pendant-3-ans-des-creneaux-etaient-reserves-aux-femmes-voilees-a-la-piscine-de-luniversite-de-nanterre-qui-avait-signe-une-convention-avec-une-association-islamiste/

    Opening of a preliminary investigation against Generation of Identity for “provocation to hatred”. The investigation is justified by “very clearly anti-immigration remarks”, says the prosecutor

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/01/26/ouverture-dune-enquete-preliminaire-contre-generation-identitaire-pour-provocation-a-la-haine-lenquete-est-justifiee-par-des-propos-tres-clairement-anti-immigration-declare-le-procureur/

    Périgueux (24): She was found naked on the street after being raped. After denying his presence at the time of the events, the Ivorian speaks of her consenting

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/01/28/perigueux-24-elle-avait-ete-retrouvee-nue-dans-la-rue-apres-avoir-ete-violee-apres-avoir-nie-sa-presence-au-moment-des-faits-livoirien-parle-de-rapport-consenti/

    Nantes: Two young men wounded with stabbings… They said they were stabbed by “two individuals of foreign origin”, who fled

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/01/29/nantes-deux-jeunes-hommes-blesses-par-des-coups-de-couteau-ils-ont-declare-avoir-ete-poignardes-par-deux-individus-dorigine-etrangere-qui-ont-pris-la-fuite/

    Street harassment in Luxembourg: the police recommend having a round back and not going out alone at night, feminists prefer to avoid a law that would oppress non-whites

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/01/30/harcelement-de-rue-au-luxembourg-la-police-recommande-de-faire-le-dos-rond-et-de-ne-pas-sortir-seule-la-nuit-des-feministes-preferent-eviter-une-loi-qui-oppresserait-les-non-blancs/

    Aubervilliers (93): a 26-year-old man of Pakistani origin tries to set himself on fire in front of the police station

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/01/30/aubervilliers-93-un-homme-de-26-ans-dorigine-pakistanaise-tente-de-simmoler-devant-le-commissariat/

    Belgium: an Iraqi migrant, a repeat offender, convicted of having, among other things, killed a teenager to strip him and raped a 16-year-old girl

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/02/01/belgique-juge-pour-meurtre-le-migrant-irakien-est-aussi-suspecte-dun-viol-sur-mineur-dune-prise-dotage-dextorsions-de-vol-a-main-armee-de-vol-avec-violences-et-autres/

    Belgium: tried for murder, a Moroccan “gets away with it” and receives “three years in prison only with a total reprieve”

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/02/02/bruxelles-juge-pour-un-meurtre-un-marocain-se-tire-daffaire-et-ecope-de-trois-ans-de-prison-seulement-avec-un-sursis-total/

  3. “Jordan Peterson in a new interview described his spiral into drug addiction and suicidal thoughts”

    I like Jordan Peterson, I believe that his input is great, but if angels and demons really exist, then he makes quite a mistake in thinking about “his inner monster” as he calls it, because these thoughts might be a part of demonic attack that is always inevitable, after you expose some good info to the public.

    Or – at least – that is what these guys would tell him 🙂
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwqwtAR6o6s

  4. A Spanish deputy defends the caliphate in Andalusia.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DamienRieu/status/1357028539216891907

    Man drives van into crowd in Nanterre, France (one dead, one injured so far)

    https://mobile.twitter.com/F_Desouche/status/1357019666632351745

    Safety: no French city in the top 100 safest cities in the world

    https://mobile.twitter.com/F_Desouche/status/1357023197808517121

    Nigel Farage on the recent migrant drama in Kent

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/status/1357021692472745985

    French Imam praises figurehead of Salafist movement from his Montpellier Mosque

    https://mobile.twitter.com/F_Desouche/status/1357023570468167683

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