Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/28/2021

Police in London issued more than £65,000 in fines when they raided two lockdown-violating parties. Meanwhile, sheriffs cited hundreds of violators attending multiple illegal parties in New York City. One such party was in the Corona neighborhood of Queens.

In other news, a federal judge ruled that the Miss United States of America pageant may exclude contestants who are not biologically female.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Ikea is Now Selling Tiny Homes for Broke Millennials
 
USA
» Campus Police Release Video Proving University of Minnesota Student Lied About Being Profiled, Harassed
» Cuomo Staff Accused of ‘Incessant Bullying,’ ‘Constant Threats,’ Local TV Reporter Claims
» Dodging the Biden Bullet, Part 4
» Donald Trump Jr. Slams Hollywood’s Ties to Chinese Communist Party
» FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Another Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine
» Former Assistant Attorney General John Carlin Who Illegally Withheld Info From FISA Court in 2016 Returns as Acting Deputy AG Under Biden
» Former President Trump Dismantles Biden’s First Month, Hints at 2024 in Highly Anticipated CPAC Speech
» Is This Why “New COVID Cases” Are Crashing?
» Ivy League University Offers Rock Climbing Class — No White Students Allowed
» Kentucky Cop Disciplined After Sharing Memes Mocking Prominent Democrats
» Lebron James Criticized for Apparent Double Standard on Political Activism
» Los Angeles District Attorney Hires Extremist Prosecutor Who Called LAPD ‘Barbarians’ And Wants to Abolish Prisons
» Minneapolis Spends $1.2 Million to Hire Black, Somali Influencers to Spread Propaganda About George Floyd Death Trial
» Minority Leader McCarthy: “I Would Bet My House” That GOP Takes House Majority in 2022
» Multiple Universities Under the Microscope for Allegedly Failing to Disclose Foreign Ties
» Never-Trumper Ben Sasse Lashes Out at Nebraska GOP After Official Party Rebuke
» News Anchor Blake McCoy Suspended After Tweets Were Criticized for Being “Fat Phobic”
» Priest Dubs Biden “The Most Aggressively Anti-Catholic President in History”
» Professor Who Called for Censorship Loses Her Own Job After “Mean” Tweets
» Report: Pelosi’s Anti-Conservative Security Specialist Recommends $100 Million in New Officers and Fencing
» School System Drops Dr. Seuss, Claims Books Are Frught With ‘Racial Undertones’
» Sheriffs Bust Hundreds at Underground Parties Across NYC
» The Most Banned Woman Online, Laura Loomer, Announces Fresh Bid for Congress
» Watch: Portland Antifa Riot Downtown — Businesses Trashed, Fist Fights on the Street & Bike Cops Slamming Into ‘Press’
 
Europe and the EU
» Decade of Conservative Rule Saw Tax Raised on Britons Over 1,000 Times
» Eight Arrested at Anti-Lockdown Protest in Denmark
» France: Three Arrested After 30-Minute Long Fireworks Attack on Police Station
» Germany: Muslims Praying in the Street, Including ISIS Jihadi, Beat Up Driver Because He Honked During Their Prayer
» Ireland: Varadkar to Contact Digital Giants Over Events Breaching Lockdown Laws
» Nearly 7 in 10 French Say ‘Islamo-Leftism’ A Major Problem
» Sweden: Knife-Wielding Muslim Breaks Into Family’s Home, Screams ‘Allahu Akbar’ As He is Arrested
» The British Schools Selling Out to Beijing: Not Only Are Private Institutions Being Bought by Chinese Firms But Some Are Giving Communist-Approved Lessons That Are a Threat to Free Speech
» The European Union is Fundamentally Failing to Manage the Coronavirus Crisis
» UK Spy Agency’s Plans to Target Online “Disinformation” Avoids Media Scrutiny
» UK: More Than £65,000 in Fines Issued for COVID Breaches at Two London Parties
» UK: Sadiq Khan Demands Mail-in Voting for London Mayoral Election
 
Far East
» Hong Kong Democracy Advocates Charged Under National Security Law
» Top WHO Official Caught on Video in December 2019 Revealing Coronavirus Manipulation at Wuhan Lab Before Pandemic (Video)
 
Australia — Pacific
» Father-of-Five is Gunned Down Outside a Pool Hall by Two Assassins in a Botched Drive-by Shooting of the Wrong Man
» Two-Year-Old Girl Who Was Raped When a Man Broke Into Her House in a Remote Aboriginal Community is Sent Back to Live With Her Mother Just Weeks Later Despite Signs of Severe Neglect
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Islamic Jihadis Forced Kidnapped Christian Girls to Study the Qur’an, Pressured Them to Convert
 
Immigration
» Germany: Muslim Migrant Murderer Who is Wanted Worldwide is Presented as Victim in New Trial
 
Culture Wars
» Almost a Year Later, There’s Still No Evidence Showing Governments Can Control the Spread of COVID-19
» Biden Transgender Health Nominee Urged ‘Accelerating’ Cross-Sex Hormones for ‘Street’ Teens
» Judge Rules Miss United States of America Pageant Can Exclude Non-Biological Women
» Judge Demands Answers From Google After Learning “Incognito Mode” Doesn’t Ensure Privacy
 

Ikea is Now Selling Tiny Homes for Broke Millennials

The virus pandemic’s economic hit has been particularly severe for millennials, considering many of them decided to get useless English degrees and rack up insurmountable student debt while choosing after college to become bartenders. As the story goes, in a post-pandemic world, the downturn has crushed the restaurant industry. Many youngsters are either collecting government checks or finding other jobs or attempting to retrain for a new career. As home prices soar (no thanks to Fed. Chair Powell), housing affordability has become out of reach for many. That’s why Ikea, yes, the affordable furniture store that sells Swedish meatballs, is now marketing tiny homes for broke millennials.

The tiny home crazy has been gaining momentum in the last decade as wealth inequality, driven mainly by the Federal Reserve, leaving most of the wealth concentrated in just a few hands, has resulted in the middle class’s decimation. People are downsizing left and right and opting for tiny homes.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Campus Police Release Video Proving University of Minnesota Student Lied About Being Profiled, Harassed

A minority student who serves in student government at the University of Minnesota has been exposed for faking a life-threatening encounter with white officers of the campus police. The student, Nikil Badey, made an Instagram post in early February detailing his harrowing experience where he thought he was going to lose his life as a victim of police brutality.

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

Cuomo Staff Accused of ‘Incessant Bullying,’ ‘Constant Threats,’ Local TV Reporter Claims

A local New York journalist is speaking out about the apparent abuse she faced from the Cuomo administration as the Democratic governor is fighting to salvage his political career amid multiple accusations of sexual harassment.

“‘You have a vendetta against him don’t you!’ That was the last time I allowed someone connected to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration to harass and manipulate me,” former News10 reporter Lindsay Nielsen wrote in a statement on Sunday. “It was during one of the many accusatory and threatening phone calls I received by his staff members that I realized this behavior was never going to stop. It was shortly thereafter that I decided to leave my job at News10.”

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

Dodging the Biden Bullet, Part 4

Keep in mind, also, that the sole purpose of HR 127 is to disarm the people. Armed people don’t follow government mandates too well. Think about this, if the government wants to disarm us after over 400 years of being armed, it is only logical to think that they are wanting to do something we won’t like. There is a meme out there that says to hold onto the AR-15 because it must have great power that the government does not want you to have.

Thomas Jefferson warned that “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” George Washington stated: “A free people ought to not only be armed, but disciplined to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should provide such manufacturers as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military supplies.” Benjamin Franklin warned us: “Never trust a government that doesn’t trust its own citizens with guns.” When the Democrats say we need gun control they mean THEY want to control the guns and that means you don’t get to have one. We must look at history to see what governments do to their citizens when the citizens allow their guns to be taken from them. It has never been good for the citizens, ever!

What happens when guns are controlled by the government?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Donald Trump Jr. Slams Hollywood’s Ties to Chinese Communist Party

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News at CPAC, Donald Trump, Jr. slammed Hollywood’s ties to China’s Communist Party while also blasting the Biden administration’s coziness with the country’s dictators.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Another Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine

The FDA today issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Janssen Biotech’s adenovirus experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

Janssen Biotech, Inc., is a subsidiary of the Johnson and Johnson multi-national corporation, which has paid out BILLIONS in criminal settlements, which is ongoing due to the opioid crisis. You can read their criminal rap sheet here.

The Johnson and Johnson experimental COVID vaccine is not an mRNA vaccine, it is an “adenovirus” vaccine, but like mRNA vaccines, there are currently no approved adenovirus vaccines in the market, although the military has used experimental adenovirus vaccines that are not FDA approved.

So by getting the FDA to issue an EUA, Johnson and Johnson can now test their experimental vaccine on the public as part of their Phase 3 trials.

The vaccine is being produced in Belgium, by the same company that in the past produced the anthrax vaccine that destroyed the lives of so many military personnel.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Former Assistant Attorney General John Carlin Who Illegally Withheld Info From FISA Court in 2016 Returns as Acting Deputy AG Under Biden

The former DOJ Assistant Attorney General under James Comey and the Obama Administration is back. Even though there is ample evidence he committed crimes during his Obama tenure, he is now back in the DOJ.

We reported on the DOJ’s corrupt John Carlin in the past:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Former President Trump Dismantles Biden’s First Month, Hints at 2024 in Highly Anticipated CPAC Speech

In his widely anticipated return to the public square, President Trump held little backin his first speech since leaving the White House in January. In just over 90 minutes, Trump repeatedly criticized his successor for what he called the “most disastrous first month of any president.”

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Is This Why “New COVID Cases” Are Crashing?

On January 13th the WHO published a memo regarding the problem of asymptomatic cases being discovered by PCR tests, and suggesting any asymptomatic positive tests be repeated.

This followed up their previous memo, instructing labs around the world to use lower cycle thresholds (CT values) for PCR tests, as values over 35 could produce false positives.

Essentially, in two memos the WHO ensured future testing would be less likely to produce false positives and made it much harder to be labelled an “asymptomatic case”.

In short, logic would suggest we’re not in fact seeing a “decline in Covid cases” or a “decrease in Covid deaths” at all.

What we’re seeing is a decline in perfectly healthy people being labelled “covid cases” based on a false positive from an unreliable testing process. And we’re seeing fewer people dying of pneumonia, cancer or other disease have “Covid19” added to their death certificate based on testing criteria designed to inflate the pandemic.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ivy League University Offers Rock Climbing Class — No White Students Allowed

Cornell University was offering a racially-segregated rock climbing class for their students physical education — but no white students allowed.

The physical education class, “BIPOC Rock Climbing,” was originally slated to be restricted to “people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color.”

After Campus Reform reached out the university for comment about the discrimination, the course description was edited to state that the class is “designed to enable Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color underrepresented in the sport of rock climbing to learn the sport and to feel included and supported.”

The original listing for the course, set to begin during the Spring 2021 academic semester, was archived and can be viewed here.

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

Kentucky Cop Disciplined After Sharing Memes Mocking Prominent Democrats

A Kentucky sheriff’s deputy has avoided getting fired for a string of Facebook (re)posts he made on his personal account — but Keith Gibson will be “disciplined” in as yet unrevealed ways.

It’s known that Gibson will “undergo training” because he posted a bunch of memes criticizing or ridiculing prominent Democrats, including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, AOC, as well as their politics, including on China and coronavirus.

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

Lebron James Criticized for Apparent Double Standard on Political Activism

Attempting to defend his outspoken political activism, NBA star LeBron James drew criticism for bragging about “doing [his] homework” while inadvertently contradicting himself.

During an interview in Sweden, international soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic had expressed his preference that James work on perfecting his “phenomenal” basketball skills rather than dividing people by making inflammatory political remarks.

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

Los Angeles District Attorney Hires Extremist Prosecutor Who Called LAPD ‘Barbarians’ And Wants to Abolish Prisons

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has hired a new prosecutor who has called the Los Angeles Police Department “barbarians” and wants prisons to be abolished.

The controversial extremist he hired just so happens to have also helped with his campaign.

Fox 11 reports that “during the George Floyd unrest across Los Angeles, Blacknell called LAPD barbarians in a tweet and described them as an occupying army with the hashtag #DefundPolice.”

The new prosecutor has also claimed that she was looting during the violent Rodney King riots in 1992.

[Comment: Remember, Gascon was backed by Soros.]

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

Minneapolis Spends $1.2 Million to Hire Black, Somali Influencers to Spread Propaganda About George Floyd Death Trial

THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO SPEND OVER $1 MILLION TO HIRE A SERIES OF ETHNIC AND MULTILINGUAL SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS TO SPREAD INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRIAL OF DEREK CHAUVIN, THE FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER WHO ARRESTED ALLEGED FRAUDSTER AND DRUG ADDICT GEORGE FLOYD SHORTLY BEFORE HIS DEATH, WHO IS NOW BEING TRIED FOR MURDER.

“On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council approved $1,181,500 for communication with the community during the trial,” reported CBS Minneapolis. “The City says the six influencers will be intentionally targeting Black, Native American, Somali, Hmong and Latinx communities with their messaging during the trial.”

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

Minority Leader McCarthy: “I Would Bet My House” That GOP Takes House Majority in 2022

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Saturday he “would bet [his] personal house” that Republicans will reclaim the majority of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections.

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

Multiple Universities Under the Microscope for Allegedly Failing to Disclose Foreign Ties

The Department of Education has opened investigations into multiple American colleges and universities, looking into whether they reported gifts or contracts coming from foreign sources.

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the Department of Education sent letters to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Auburn University, Florida State University, Georgia State University, the University of Nevada, and the University of New Mexico over possible violations of Section 117, which requires colleges and universities to disclose gifts or contracts from foreign sources exceeding $250,000.

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

Never-Trumper Ben Sasse Lashes Out at Nebraska GOP After Official Party Rebuke

The Nebraska Republican Party rebuked Never-Trumper Ben Sasse over the weekend for his impeachment vote and continued attacks on President Trump and his voters.

In response, Ben Sasse dismissed that rare rebuke and lashed out at the Nebraska GOP saying, “Most Nebraskans don’t think politics should be about the weird worship of one dude.”

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

News Anchor Blake McCoy Suspended After Tweets Were Criticized for Being “Fat Phobic”

Blake McCoy, a news anchor at a Fox-owned TV station based in DC, was suspended after tweeting obese people should not get the vaccine before essential workers.

Critics blasted him for being insensitive and offensive.

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

Priest Dubs Biden “The Most Aggressively Anti-Catholic President in History”

Jerry Pokorsky, a Roman Catholic priest in Virginia said President Joe Biden is the “most aggressively anti-Catholic President in history,” in an essay published on Friday.

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

Professor Who Called for Censorship Loses Her Own Job After “Mean” Tweets

For one university professor, the phase, “what goes around comes around” must ring particularly true today, given her reported previous efforts to have others censored for their speech — only to now apparently lose her job for precisely the same reason.

Lora Burnett’s case could also serve to bolster the argument of many who say that censorship and cancel culture are unpredictable and ultimately an unproductive and damaging slippery slope.

Here, Burnett, a historian and untenured professor who worked for the Collin College, will not have her contract renewed for failing to conduct herself in a “professional manner.”

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

Report: Pelosi’s Anti-Conservative Security Specialist Recommends $100 Million in New Officers and Fencing

A reported review of Capitol Hill security from retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore has revealed that Congress will be told it needs 1,000 more Capitol Police officers and additional barriers outside the Capitol, culminating at a cost of $100 million.

The man who has been labeled an “anti-Trump general” has reportedly deemed the massive security presence necessary around what has already been dubbed “Fort Pelosi.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

School System Drops Dr. Seuss, Claims Books Are Frught With ‘Racial Undertones’

A prominent Virginia school district is dropping Read Across America Day, which celebrates the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss after a left-wing educators group alleged that his books contain “racial undertones.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Sheriffs Bust Hundreds at Underground Parties Across NYC

NEW YORK — More than 350 people across New York City were busted for attending large, illegal gatherings early Sunday morning, the New York City Sheriff announced.

Just after 2 a.m., Deputy Sheriffs shut down an unlicensed bar/club with over 200 people in attendance at 1 Harrison Street in TriBeCa. The bar had no liquor license and had various health code violations. Three people were arrested and charged with various misdemeanors, liquor & health offenses.

Later, just before 4 a.m. Sunday, Deputy Sheriffs shut down an unlicensed bar at 45-18 104th Street in Corona, Queens. More than 150 people were found inside in violation of emergency orders. The bar had no liquor license and various health code violations. Five people were arrested and charged with various misdemeanors, liquor & health offenses.

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

The Most Banned Woman Online, Laura Loomer, Announces Fresh Bid for Congress

Political commentator and investigative journalist Laura Loomer, often dubbed the “Most banned woman online,” announced she would be running for the House Representative seat in Florida’s District 21. Despite being banned from all major social media platforms and payment processors, she ran for the seat in the 2020 election and lost to Lois Frankel of the Democratic Party.

Loomer announced her decision to run again for a seat in Congress at the Trump International Golf Club, located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her decision was backed by Trump’s political adviser, Roger Stone, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and GOP strategist Karen Giorno. Present in the fully-packed room were other members of the RNC, Florida’s GOP Committee, and many conservative activists and local donors.

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

Watch: Portland Antifa Riot Downtown — Businesses Trashed, Fist Fights on the Street & Bike Cops Slamming Into ‘Press’

At least two arrests were made after a mostly peaceful protest in Portland turned violent. Banks and other businesses were trashed as beleaguered residents pleaded with protesters to “go home!” and leave them in peace.

A group of dozens of people were reportedly demonstrating against immigration policy under the Biden administration in the Pearl District in downtown Portland, but quickly began vandalizing the area.

Businesses had their windows smashed, vehicles were vandalised and graffiti was sprayed over a number of walls in the area, as video uploaded to social media purports to show.

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

Decade of Conservative Rule Saw Tax Raised on Britons Over 1,000 Times

Despite election-time promises, in the near-11 years since coming to power the UK Conservative party has increased taxes more often than it cut them and the tax burden is on the verge of hitting a 70-year-high.

The Conservative party, said to be the most successful political party on earth for its historic ability to reliably win elections, came to power in May 2010. Although its first parliament was in coalition with the centrist-globalist Liberal Democrats, since then it has governed alone, and despite a free hand to help the British people in line with its traditional principles — low tax, less interference, pro-freedom — taxes have instead risen.

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

Eight Arrested at Anti-Lockdown Protest in Denmark

COPENHAGEN (AFP) — Danish police said they arrested eight people in an anti-lockdown demonstration in Copenhagen late Saturday (Feb 27).

Organised by a group calling itself “Men in Black”, the rally of around 1,200 people in the Danish capital was the first since the government announced last week that it was extending many anti-coronavirus restrictions.

Police said the rally remained largely peaceful, but eight people were arrested for allegedly using fireworks and for rowdy behaviour.

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

France: Three Arrested After 30-Minute Long Fireworks Attack on Police Station

Three people were arrested in the French commune of Sarcelles after a mob of around 30 individuals laid siege to a local police station with fireworks for nearly half an hour.

Police sources say the attack began at around 7:25 pm on Thursday evening and that the mob of 30 or so people pelted the police station with fireworks and other projectiles but noted that no one had been injured during the lengthy assault.

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

Germany: Muslims Praying in the Street, Including ISIS Jihadi, Beat Up Driver Because He Honked During Their Prayer

One of them tried to join the Islamic State (ISIS) a few years ago, but he was walking around freely on the streets. That gives this incident a certain air of inevitability.

“Disturbed during prayer? Trial in beating of motorist,” translated from “Beim Gebet gestört? Prozess um Prügelattacke auf Autofahrer,” NDR, February 25, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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

Ireland: Varadkar to Contact Digital Giants Over Events Breaching Lockdown Laws

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar is set to write to major digital media companies to raise concern over their platforms being used to plan events that disobey emergency public health laws.

Speaking after an anti-lockdown event in Dublin city centre turned violent over the weekend, Mr Varadkar said he was “very concerned” that people were forming groups on digital platforms “to find, organise and encourage people” to flout Covid-19 restrictions.

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

Nearly 7 in 10 French Say ‘Islamo-Leftism’ A Major Problem

A poll has revealed 69 per cent of French, nearly 7 in 10, say that there is a problem with an ideology of “Islamo-Leftism” in the country.

The Odoxa-Backbone consulting poll found that a comfortable majority of respondents believed there was a problem with leftist groups, political parties, and personalities refusing to take hard positions against radical Islamic extremism for fear of “stigmatising” Muslims as a whole.

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

Sweden: Knife-Wielding Muslim Breaks Into Family’s Home, Screams ‘Allahu Akbar’ As He is Arrested

Celebrate diversity!

“The fear of the family with children: Awakened by a knifeman,” translated from “Barnfamiljens skräck: Vaknade av knivman,” by Axel Lundqvist, Expressen, February 24, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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

The British Schools Selling Out to Beijing: Not Only Are Private Institutions Being Bought by Chinese Firms But Some Are Giving Communist-Approved Lessons That Are a Threat to Free Speech

Experts anticipate a ‘feeding frenzy’ as firms, including some run by high-ranking members of the ruling Chinese Communist party, seek to expand their influence over Britain.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

The European Union is Fundamentally Failing to Manage the Coronavirus Crisis

The European Union is fundamentally failing to manage the coronavirus crisis. Much of the continent remains locked down, member states are furious at the European Commission and 2021 looks set to be as difficult as 2020 across much of the Eurozone. The southern EU member states also risk losing the crucial summer season while the continent as a whole will now likely not see a return to any sense of “normalcy” until 2022.

Off to a Poor Start

From the very beginning of this crisis, it was abundantly clear that the only way out of it would be through the effective distribution of vaccines. This required moving fast and working with private-sector companies and experienced businesspeople. But the European Union quickly fell behind other major powers, including both the United Kingdom and United States.

By the first week of February, these failures had become visible to the wider world. While Israel had delivered 59 doses for every 100 people, “Brexit Britain” had delivered 15 doses and the United States 10. But the European Union had delivered less than 3. It is now widely accepted across the EU that this has been a colossal failure.

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UK Spy Agency’s Plans to Target Online “Disinformation” Avoids Media Scrutiny

When it comes to suspected or proven privacy and free speech violations and policies driving and supporting mass surveillance, the UK’s GCHQ has been turning up like a bad penny, in plain sight, for almost a decade now.

But not even Edward Snowden’s revelations, backed up by facts, have been enough for mainstream media to start reporting about the spy agency’s activities — such as the recently announced “Pioneering a New National Security: the Ethics of AI” paper with proper journalistic scrutiny.

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

UK: More Than £65,000 in Fines Issued for COVID Breaches at Two London Parties

Police have handed out more than £65,000 in fines after raiding two illegal parties in central London.

Officers were called to a property in Green Street, Mayfair, at 1.30am on Sunday morning to reports of an illegal party taking place at a flat.

They found 50 people inside and the party’s organiser, a 29-year-old man, was fined £10,000 for breaching lockdown rules.

The others in attendance were issued with 50 fixed penalty notices of £800 each.

Police were then called out to another illegal gathering at another flat in nearby Brooks Mews at 2am.

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

UK: Sadiq Khan Demands Mail-in Voting for London Mayoral Election

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for the expansion of postal voting in the upcoming local elections, claiming that the “disproportionate” effect of the Chinese coronavirus on ethnic minorities and the elderly will reduce voter turnout.

Mr Khan has been serving as the unelected Mayor of London for nearly a whole extra year after the regular elections were cancelled in March of 2020 during the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hong Kong Democracy Advocates Charged Under National Security Law

The Hong Kong government charged 47 democracy advocates Sunday with violating a national security law that prohibits “conspiracy to commit subversion.”

The activists were among a group of more than 50 people arrested in January for organizing and taking part in a primary election last July. The mass arrests last month were the most extensive roundup since the law was introduced last summer.

The law criminalizes four types of activity: secession, subversion of state power, terrorism and collusion with foreign entities. In practice, it ends whatever autonomy that Hong Kong had previously enjoyed under Chinese rule.

Those arrested were among Hong Kong’s most vocal democracy advocates, a group that includes many opposition lawmakers. The group of 39 men and eight women had been asked to check in with police on Sunday in preparation for a court appearance Monday morning. If convicted, they could face life in prison.

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

Top WHO Official Caught on Video in December 2019 Revealing Coronavirus Manipulation at Wuhan Lab Before Pandemic (Video)

The video interview was originally filmed on December 9, 2019. A copy was posted in May 2020.

The video was recorded at the Nipah Virus international conference in Singapore on December 9 and 10, 2019.

At 29:52 mark of the video the WHO official says, “coronaviruses are pretty good… you can manipulate them in the lab pretty easily… the spiked proteins drive a lot about what happens. You can get the sequence you can build the protein, we work with Ralph Baric at UNC to do this, insert into the backbone of another virus and do some work in a lab.”

This is an explosive development.

Via Taiwan News:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Father-of-Five is Gunned Down Outside a Pool Hall by Two Assassins in a Botched Drive-by Shooting of the Wrong Man

Ikenasio ‘Sio’ Tuivasa, 33, was outside the All Star Lounge pool hall in Melbourne, when he was shot and died in a hail of bullets, while a bystander was wounded in the leg.

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Two-Year-Old Girl Who Was Raped When a Man Broke Into Her House in a Remote Aboriginal Community is Sent Back to Live With Her Mother Just Weeks Later Despite Signs of Severe Neglect

The two-year-old girl was sleeping by her mother’s side when a man broke into their Tennant Creek home, in remote Northern Territory, in February 2018 and sexually assaulted her in an adjoining room.

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Nigeria: Islamic Jihadis Forced Kidnapped Christian Girls to Study the Qur’an, Pressured Them to Convert

The irony here is that the same Guardian that has published this story will turn around and excoriate anyone and everyone who dares oppose jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women as an “Islamophobe.”

“Smuggled diary tells how abducted women survived Boko Haram camp,” by Jason Burke, Guardian, February 20, 2021.

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Germany: Muslim Migrant Murderer Who is Wanted Worldwide is Presented as Victim in New Trial

“Farhad A. arrived in Germany at the beginning of January 2016 via Turkey, Greece, Macedonia and Serbia and unsuccessfully applied for asylum. During his two and a half years in Germany, the Iraqi, who had 14 alias identities, committed several offenses: dangerous bodily harm, drug trafficking, theft, trespassing, damage to property, insults, threats, resistance against law enforcement officers. Most recently, he stabbed Daniel H., a carpenter, to death in Chemnitz, according to investigators.”

And for all that, he was not deported. This is the Germany the political elites wanted. This is the Germany they have.

“Wanted worldwide, Farhad A. is being presented as a victim in a new trial,” translated from “Weltweit gesuchter Farhad A.: In neuem Prozess wird er als Opfer geführt,” by Göran Schattauer, Focus, February 22, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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Almost a Year Later, There’s Still No Evidence Showing Governments Can Control the Spread of COVID-19

As we approach the one-year anniversary of fifteen days to flatten the curve, we have yet to acquire any data suggesting that the past year of life-destroying lockdowns and politicized behavioral mandates has done anything to keep us safe from covid-19.

While discussions surrounding the reintroduction of nationwide lockdowns seem to have ceased-it’s impossible to ignore the lockdowns’ disproportionately deadly effects and the numerous studies demonstrating their futility-the media still retain their grip on the narrative that nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) such as mask mandates, curfews, capacity restrictions, gathering restrictions, and others remain necessary to prevail in our fight against covid-19.

Government officials, in lockstep with big tech and nearly all major news outlets, have controlled the NPI narrative to such an extent that its proponents have simply sidestepped the burden of proof naturally arising from the introduction and continued support of novel virus mitigation strategies, happily pointing to the fact that their ideas enjoy unanimous support from the corporate media and government officials all over the world. This seemingly impenetrable narrative rests, of course, on the critical assumption that NPIs, or behavioral mandates, have protected us from covid-19.

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Biden Transgender Health Nominee Urged ‘Accelerating’ Cross-Sex Hormones for ‘Street’ Teens

Biden’s transgender HHS nominee recommended “accelerating” cross-sex hormones for homeless teens suffering from gender dysphoria.

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Judge Rules Miss United States of America Pageant Can Exclude Non-Biological Women

U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman ruled the “Miss United States of America” pageant does not have to include non-biological women in its competition, citing the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“Because I viewed it as an organization that does promote a message and seeks to maintain control of that message, I view it as an association that cannot under the Constitution be required to allow plaintiff to participate in what the defendant says is a contradiction of that message.”

Mosman’s ruling was in response to a lawsuit by a biological male named Anita Noelle Green, who sued after his application to the 2019 Miss USoA pageant was rejected. Green’s lawsuit argued the pageant is “intentionally designed to exclude the specific class to which the plaintiff belongs — transgender females.”

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Judge Demands Answers From Google After Learning “Incognito Mode” Doesn’t Ensure Privacy

Google is being accused of engaging in misleading and deceitful behavior around the “incognito” mode found in Chrome, the giant’s product that firmly dominates the browser market.

In “incognito” mode, your browser will not remember you browsing history, etc, for you — but it sure will for Google.

The concern is that Google markets the feature by giving its users what’s ultimately a false impression that their privacy is enhanced when in “incognito” mode — that is, that Google is not scraping their browsing history and collecting this personal data for the purpose of making money off it through advertising and analytics.

A group of users who believe they have been deceived in this way have filed a class action lawsuit in California, seeking $5,000 in damages for millions who’ve used the feature, described as “a ruse,” since it was introduced in 2016, and the judge in charge, Lucy Koh, said she was “disturbed” that the filing revealed Google was still tracking and collecting data even when people are browsing “incognito.”

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/28/2021

  1. A high-profile murder took place in our country. Uzbek migrant suspected of brutal murder of family of four in Russia

    “First, the suspect attacked a 64-year-old pensioner in the garage, and then at the house on his 63-year-old wife, killing them with a knife. Then he raped and killed their 41-year-old daughter-in-law and stabbed her five-year-old son. valuables, he fled from the scene of the crime, “the Investigative Committee said in a statement.

    Two more family members – the eldest daughter and father – survived, since they were not at home.

    “A 14-year-old girl who was in class could not get through to her relatives at home, got in touch with her father, who was in another region. It was he who asked the neighbor to go to his house. Finding out that the neighbors had a tragedy, he called law enforcement officers “, – noted in the Investigative Committee.

    It is interesting that the Uzbek was helped to escape from the scene of the crime by another migrant – from Armenia – “Christian brother”
    https://www.en24news.com/now/2021/03/investigative-committee-named-the-reason-for-the-murder-of-a-family-near-nizhny-novgorod-rt-in-russian.html
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    More in Russian
    Massacre of a family in the Nizhny Novgorod region: the killer gardener did not regret even a 6-year-old child
    https://74.ru/text/world/2021/03/01/69789749/
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    They cut, strangled, raped: a family was killed in the Nizhny Novgorod region, including a young child

    https://bloknot.ru/chp/rezali-dushili-nasilovali-v-nizhegorodskoj-oblasti-ubita-sem-ya-v-tom-chisle-maloletnij-rebenok-748087.html

    Two men immediately came under suspicion – Shomaston Temirov (Uzbek) and Vazgen Adabekyan (Armenian). It is known about the first that he is 30 years old, he was a laborer in the house of people allegedly killed by him. Vazgen Adibekyan and another person assisted the murderer.

  2. What the mama saw, it was against the law.

    Goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona.
    See you me and Julio standing within arms length down at the schoolyard.

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