Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/4/2021

French police raided a lockdown-violating 81-person orgy in a warehouse outside of Paris. Meanwhile, police in the British city of Rotherham broke up an illegal party in a hotel where 32 people had gathered from all over the country.

In other news, in the Nigerian state of Kano religious police arrested a barber for giving haircuts that offended Islam.

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

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Financial Crisis
» From GOAT to Scapegoat: Redditor Who Made Millions During GameStop Chaos Already Being Set Up to Take the Fall
» Janet Yellen Says She Needs to “Understand Deeply” The GameStop Chaos
» US Factory Orders Surge in December, Back to Pre-COVID Levels
 
USA
» 43,000+ Teacher Association Leader in “Revolutionary Socialist” Following Mao’s Teachings Weaponizing Schools Into ‘Revolutionary’ Hotbeds
» AOC Calls for Mass Censorship After Being Caught Lying
» AOC Wasn’t in the Capitol Building at the Time of the Jan. 6 Riot-She Was in Another Building Entirely
» AZ Senate Expected to Pass Resolution Authorizing Arrest of Maricopa County Board Members for Failing to Comply With Election-Related Subpoena
» Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blames Trump for Teachers Union Standoff
» CIA Counterterror Chief Suggests Going to War Against ‘Domestic Insurgents’
» Cornell Law Professor Creates Website to Track Critical Race Theory Teachings at Higher Ed Institutions
» Election Tech Company Sues Fox News, Giuliani and Others for $2.7 Billion
» Exclusive: Special Forces Warned Against Using Pepe the Frog, III%ers, Other ‘Extremist’ Symbols
» FBI Raids Homes of 2 Men Who Held Rally on Eve of Capitol Attack
» Federal Mask Cops to Start Targeting Travelers Today
» Gov. Ron Desantis’ Proposals for Big Tech Censorship Reform Will be Scuppered by the First Amendment
» Gun Sales Soar as Democrats Take Control of the Senate, White House
» House Democrats and 11 Republicans Boot Greene From Committees Over QAnon
» Kyle Rittenhouse Claims He’s in Secret ‘Safe House’ After Prosecutors File Arrest Warrant Over Pre-Trial Disappearance
» Lawsuits Over Illinois Indoor Dining Ban Proceed as All Regions Reopen
» Leftist Journalist Regrets Calling for Silicon Valley Censorship After it Happens to Him
» Olympia Mayor Calls Forcible Occupation of Hotel ‘Domestic Terrorism’
» Sen. Manchin on Crude Oil: “It’s Much Safer in That Pipeline Than… the Road or Rail”
» Steyn: Leftists Are Openly Mocking Free Speech as a “Right-Wing Fetish”
» The “Battery Fairy” & Other Delusions in the Race to Replace Gas-Powered Cars
» Twitter Bans Scientific References to Nanotechology in COVID-19 Vaccine
» USA Today Op-Ed Denounces Tom Brady for Being White
» YouTube Demonetizes a Broad Range of Independent Commentators and Journalists
» Yugoslavian Woman Gives Dire Warning to Americans
 
Canada
» Canadian Government Designates ‘Proud Boys’ As Terrorist Group
 
Europe and the EU
» Belgium: Iran Diplomat Given 20 Years for Paris Terror Bomb Plot
» Belgium: Islamic Prayer Rooms Among 192 Entities Closed for Jihad Terror Links Since 2014
» Denmark to Introduce World’s First Corona Vaccine Passport: Report
» France, Sweden, Poland, Germany, France: Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine Not for Elderly
» France: Arrest Made After Decapitated Head Thrown From Third-Floor Toulon Window
» French Police Break Up 81-Person Orgy for Breaking Coronavirus Curfew
» French Homicides Increased 91 Per Cent From 2000 to 2020
» German Nuns ‘Rented’ Orphaned Boys to Businessmen for ‘Gang Bangs and Orgies’ — Suppressed Report Seen by Media
» Implanted “Vaccine Package” ID: Germany’s Parliament Has Ratified Gavi’s Digital “Agenda Id2020”
» Islamic Groups Reject Macron Values Charter and Concept of a French Islam
» It’s Not Just COVID-19 That’s Killing Britons… Alcohol is Taking Them Out in Record Numbers
» Reverend Slammed for Declaring Clapping for Dead Veteran is ‘Cult of White British Nationalism’
» Riding High in the Polls, France’s Le Pen Proposes Hijab Ban
» Spain: Islamic State Orders Jihad Massacres at Churches
» UK Chancellor ‘Concerned’ By Health Technocrats ‘Moving the Goalposts’ To Keep Lockdown
» UK Finds “Mutations of Concern” In Bristol and Liverpool: Health Secretary
» UK: Amid Rise in Child Self-Harm, Suicidality, Alcohol Deaths Boris Appoints ‘Mental Health Ambassador’
» UK: Police Raid Carlton Park Hotel in Rotherham and Find 32 People Inside From Across the Country
» UK: Peterborough Mosque’s Call to Prayer Loudspeakers Plan Rejected
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» 4,500 People Diagnosed With COVID After Getting 1st Vaccine Dose
» Health Minister: 41% of Vaccinated Are Under 60
 
Middle East
» Is There an End in Sight to the Syrian Conflict?
 
South Asia
» Global Conspiracy Against India: Delhi Police Says Greta Thunberg Not Named in Fir, Case Filed Against ‘Persons’ Who Created ‘Toolkit’
» Greta Thunberg Files: Greta, FFF India and Its Support to ‘Farmers Protest’, ‘Extinction Rebellion’ And Their Violent Past
» Greta Thunberg Plays Victim After Inadvertently Revealing Global Conspiracy to Defame India
» Pakistan: Supreme Court Orders Muslim Convicted of Beheading Daniel Pearl to be Moved to Government ‘Safe House’
 
Far East
» COVID-19 and the Unfolding of a Genetically Engineered Agenda
» Inside China’s Bold Plan to Build a $39billion City on Australia’s Doorstep as Communist Superpower Fires Another Extraordinary Shot in Escalating Dispute
» Russia and China in Central Asia: Competition or Coordination?
» The Not-So-Secret Weapon of China: Rare Earth Metals
» TikTok to Prompt Users When Videos Are “Misleading”
 
Australia — Pacific
» Labor Tells Facebook to Censor Rival Lawmaker Craig Kelly’s “Harmful” Content
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Barber Arrested in Kano for Giving Customers Haircuts That ‘Offend’ Islam
 
Immigration
» 11 Iranians Arrested in Arizona After Jumping U.S.-Mexico Border
» Spain: 23,000 Migrants Arrive in Canary Islands in a Year, Morocco May be Deliberately Loosening Migration Controls
 
Culture Wars
» “So You’re Okay With Boys Competing With Girls”: Rand Paul Grills Biden Education Nominee
» Jen Psaki Under Fire After Year-Old “Homophobic” Tweet Surfaces
» Texas Has Now Officially Defunded Planned Parenthood Entirely
 
General
» Data Shows COVID-19 Infection Rates Are in Free-Fall Around the World
» Moderna’s COVID Vaccine Causing Bizarre Side Effects
» Sharpest Decline in Aviation History: Passenger Traffic Plunged 66% Last Year Due to Pandemic, IATA Says
 

From GOAT to Scapegoat: Redditor Who Made Millions During GameStop Chaos Already Being Set Up to Take the Fall

Reading about how YouTubers and Redditors with screennames liike “RoaringKitty” and “DeepF*ckingValue” contributed to last week’s financial mania with posts and videos expounding the virtues of GME, AMC, BBY, BBBY, NOK, KOSS and the other “Wall Street Bets” stocks has been a big part of the drama in the aftermath of last week’s trading chaos.

For the last week, a parade of financial analysts, academics, regulators and bankers have warned that the capital markets sickness that sent GME shares to nearly $400 can be blamed on a handful of rogue charlatans hawking an absurd “stick it to the man” narrative on social media (and not the hedge funds trying to short GME into oblivion with naked short positions so large, they amounted to more than 100% of GME’s float before the explosion).

With Janet Yellen and the rest of the top financial markets regulators in the country meeting on Thursday, we learned last night via the New York Times, and via an interview with House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, that a key player in the Feb. 18 House committee hearing/media circus will be Keith Gill, the former MassMutual employee known alternatively on Reddit and YouTube as “DeepF*ckingValue” and “RoaringKitty”.

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

Janet Yellen Says She Needs to “Understand Deeply” The GameStop Chaos

Janet Yellen said Thursday morning that she is hoping to “deeply understand” what happened during the GameStop fiasco, which is not exactly the most reassuring you want to hear from the Treasury Secretary.

Yellen said Thursday she wanted to “understand deeply” what happened during the GameStop fiasco before making any regulatory decisions, according to Reuters.

[Comment: What happened concerning GameStop is easy to understand. Small investors Stuck It To The Man!]

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

US Factory Orders Surge in December, Back to Pre-COVID Levels

US Factory Orders were expected to rise for the 8th straight month in December and they did , outperforming expectations with a 1.1% MoM jump (+0.7% exp) and November was revised higher from +1.0% MoM to +1.3% MoM…

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

43,000+ Teacher Association Leader in “Revolutionary Socialist” Following Mao’s Teachings Weaponizing Schools Into ‘Revolutionary’ Hotbeds

The Vice President of North Carolina’s largest teachers’ association is a self-avowed Marxist activist linked to Liberation Road — a “revolutionary socialist” group that follows the teachings of Karl Marx and Mao Zedong.

The “revolutionary” — Bryan Proffitt — leads the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), which boasts over 43,000 members and revenues of over $8,000,000.

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

AOC Calls for Mass Censorship After Being Caught Lying

AOC responded to being caught lying about what happened to her during the Capitol riot by demanding mass censorship.

Once again this all proves that Silicon Valley censorship has nothing to do with stopping ‘hate and harassment’ and everything to do with powerful people colluding with Big Tech to silence their critics.

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

AOC Wasn’t in the Capitol Building at the Time of the Jan. 6 Riot-She Was in Another Building Entirely

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has spoken at length about her experience during the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6. From her live Instagram videos, it has seemed like she was on the front line, facing down Trump supporting rioters in the halls outside her office. But it turns out, Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t in the Capitol at the time of the assault on Congress, she was in her office — another building entirely.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

AZ Senate Expected to Pass Resolution Authorizing Arrest of Maricopa County Board Members for Failing to Comply With Election-Related Subpoena

The Arizona Senate on Wednesday introduced a resolution to hold all members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt, which carries the possibility of arrest, for noncompliance with a subpoena that demanded access to the county’s voting machines and ballots from the November 2020 election.

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blames Trump for Teachers Union Standoff

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blamed former President Donald Trump for the standoff between the city and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), whose members have defied an order to return to their classrooms and threatened a possible strike.

As Fox News reported, Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Janice Jackson released a statement Monday evening saying that CPS had backed down on its threat to lock teachers out of remote learning portals if they refused to show up for preparation for in-person instruction.

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

CIA Counterterror Chief Suggests Going to War Against ‘Domestic Insurgents’

The former head of the CIA Counterterrorism Center has suggested that counterinsurgency tactics used by the military in Iraq and Afghanistan should be applied to ‘domestic extremists’ inside the US.

NPR reports that Robert Grenier, who directed the CIA’s Counterterrorism program from 2004 to 2006, declared “We may be witnessing the dawn of a sustained wave of violent insurgency within our own country, perpetrated by our own countrymen.”

In an op-ed for The New York Times last week, Grenier suggested that “extremists who seek a social apocalypse … are capable of producing endemic political violence of a sort not seen in this country since Reconstruction.”

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

Cornell Law Professor Creates Website to Track Critical Race Theory Teachings at Higher Ed Institutions

Cornell law professor and conservative blogger William Jacobson has created a website to track teachings of critical race theory at American institutions of higher education.

The website, criticalrace.org, allows students and parents to submit information about critical race theory teachings on college campuses. Currently, the site tracks 200 institutions, but Jacobson reports that number will likely expand to 500. The site also may one day track grade schools and offer more robust content on the theory’s impact on education.

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

Election Tech Company Sues Fox News, Giuliani and Others for $2.7 Billion

Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET

Election technology company Smartmatic filed a massive lawsuit Thursday against Fox News, saying the network and some of its biggest on-air personalities made it into a villain and perpetuated false claims about the recent election.

The suit names Fox stars Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro, as well as Trump allies Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell.

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

Exclusive: Special Forces Warned Against Using Pepe the Frog, III%ers, Other ‘Extremist’ Symbols

An Army commander recently briefed U.S. Special Forces candidates and trainees they could be detained or chaptered out of the Army if they are found affiliated with certain imagery popular on the political right that is now considered to be associated with extremism, Breitbart News can exclusively reveal.

The briefing, by Army Col. Mike Henry, MD, deputy commander of Special Warfare Medical Group (Airborne)/Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center at the U.S. John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (JFKSWCS) at Fort Bragg, came two days after President Joe Biden was inaugurated, a source familiar with the briefing said.

Henry is responsible for training over 2,500 Army and Navy Special Operations medics.

Around the time of the briefing, slides from the New York Police Department Intelligence Bureau were also posted around the Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center (JSOMTC) and distributed to soldiers. The slides, dated January 14, listed and described about two dozen symbols, ideologies, and memes considered to be “associated with or appropriated by domestic violent extremism.”

The slides said:…

           — Hat tip: Libertas Bella [Return to headlines]
 

FBI Raids Homes of 2 Men Who Held Rally on Eve of Capitol Attack

The FBI recently raided the homes of two men who sponsored an invective-laced rally near the US Capitol a day before the deadly insurrection, the first known search warrants involving people who organized and spoke at rallies preceding the attack.

CNN learned of the raids through an eyewitness account, public records, a lawyer representing one of the rally organizers and an FBI spokeswoman who confirmed details of the searches.

[Comment: “Insurrection”? Really? Note the venom in this article, trying to equate patriotism with terrorism.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Federal Mask Cops to Start Targeting Travelers Today

Cue the federal mask cops. Americans are now required to wear masks in planes, trains, buses, subways, taxis, car services, boats, and transportation hubs, per a new order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that took effect today. Masks must be of a style approved by the federal government and must fit properly. Failure to comply will result in being prohibited from traveling, booted from the transit in question, and potential criminal penalties.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Gov. Ron Desantis’ Proposals for Big Tech Censorship Reform Will be Scuppered by the First Amendment

Even dominant centralized social media companies enjoy First Amendment free speech protections, which is why they are legally able to remove accounts and content they disapprove of, whether or not that at the same time means the spirit of free speech for their users has been rendered useless in today’s always-online world.

This argument came to light as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proposed a new act, called “Transparency in Technology” that would seek to prevent giant networks from deplatforming candidates for office in his state.

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

Gun Sales Soar as Democrats Take Control of the Senate, White House

As Democrats took control of the Senate and President Joe Biden transitioned into the White House, gun sales set a record for the number of firearms purchased in the first month of the year.

Gun stores sold about 2.2 million firearms in January 2021, which was an increase of nearly 80% from January 2020.

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

House Democrats and 11 Republicans Boot Greene From Committees Over QAnon

House Democrats on Thursday voted to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) of her committee assignments after arguing that her past support of QAnon disqualified her from holding them.

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

Kyle Rittenhouse Claims He’s in Secret ‘Safe House’ After Prosecutors File Arrest Warrant Over Pre-Trial Disappearance

Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyer has claimed that he is staying in a secret “safe house”, as prosecutors request an arrest warrant for an alleged breach of his bail conditions.

Mr Rittenhouse, 18, who is charged with shooting dead two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year, is accused of failing to update his home address with the court.

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

Lawsuits Over Illinois Indoor Dining Ban Proceed as All Regions Reopen

SPRINGFIELD — Although the governor’s latest indoor dining ban has been lifted in all areas of the state, some lawsuits brought by restaurants challenging the ban remain active.

Among those are the cases filed by Tom DeVore, a southern Illinois lawyer who represents Sen. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, and advises hundreds of other business clients who are staying open during the pandemic.

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

Leftist Journalist Regrets Calling for Silicon Valley Censorship After it Happens to Him

A leftist journalist expressed regret about calling for Silicon Valley to censor content after it happened to him.

Progressive reporter Jordan Chariton had the change of heart after YouTube took down one of his videos.

Chariton’s original advocacy for censorship occurred when he called for Big Tech giants to target anyone who questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.

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

Olympia Mayor Calls Forcible Occupation of Hotel ‘Domestic Terrorism’

City officials in Olympia, Wash., on Tuesday condemned the actions of activists aligned with the group Oly Housing Now, after the forcible occupation of a hotel over the weekend to demand pandemic housing for the homeless, according to a report.

“I’m calling this crime an act of domestic terrorism,” Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby said at a city council meeting on Tuesday, according to the Olympian.

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

Sen. Manchin on Crude Oil: “It’s Much Safer in That Pipeline Than… the Road or Rail”

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) criticized President Joe Biden’s recent cancellation of the permit for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, saying other methods of transporting crude oil are more risky.

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

Steyn: Leftists Are Openly Mocking Free Speech as a “Right-Wing Fetish”

Appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight Wednesday, author and columnist Mark Steyn warned that we are at the stage where free speech is being mocked by the left as a “right-wing fetish”.

Steyn responded to a call in the New York Times for Joe Biden to appoint a “reality czar” to debunk “disinformation,” a notion that many pointed out conjures up the Ministry of Truth from Orwell’s 1984.

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

The “Battery Fairy” & Other Delusions in the Race to Replace Gas-Powered Cars

I continue to be amazed that serious people think that gasoline powered vehicles can be completely replaced by electric vehicles in a decade-and-a-half, and that this would be a good thing, even if possible. Under threat of government action, however, the world’s major auto manufacturers are falling in line boosting production of plug-in models, and upstart Tesla Motors is now the world’s most valuable auto manufacture, based on the value of its capital stock issued and in the public’s hands. Mary T. Barra, CEO of General Motors, has pledged to sell only zero emission vehicles by 2035. That would meet the deadline imposed by California Governor Gavin Newsom, who signed an executive order banning the sale of internal combustion vehicles in the nation’s largest car market by 2035.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter Bans Scientific References to Nanotechology in COVID-19 Vaccine

Twitter’s suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump is only the beginning of a fascist sweep that this social media giant is undertaking.

Just this week, our account got suspended because we circulated a scientific article which documented nanotechnology in COVID-19 vaccine.

We have attached a screenshot with this article.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

USA Today Op-Ed Denounces Tom Brady for Being White

USA Today published an op-ed which denounced Tom Brady for refusing to walk back his previous support for Donald Trump and for being “white.”

Yes, really.

With the Super Bowl just days away, Nancy Armour (who is white), took the opportunity to fan the flames of more political and racial division by attacking Brady for refusing to cave to the woke mob that requires total subservience to its ideological consensus.

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

YouTube Demonetizes a Broad Range of Independent Commentators and Journalists

YouTube’s by-now-notorious takedown and demonetization systems are continuing to pick up speed, but also attract more attention as their harmful consequences expand to affect more and more independent creators on Google’s globally-dominant video platform.

The latests batch of demonetized channels aren’t the usual targets of conservative commentators but range from journalists to progressive figures.

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

Yugoslavian Woman Gives Dire Warning to Americans

Yugoslavian Woman Gives Dire Warning to Americans! In this powerful tell-all warning, a girl from Yugoslavia unveils the tactics of the hard left that led her country into civil war and annihilation.

[Comment: From 2020, still relevant.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Canadian Government Designates ‘Proud Boys’ As Terrorist Group

Canada has designated the group ‘Proud Boys’ as a terrorist entity, following a parliamentary resolution blaming the “white supremacist” group of organizing the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.

‘Proud Boys’ were among the thirteen groups designated on Wednesday by Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, under the category of “ideologically motivated violent extremism.”

No matter their ideological motivation, these groups are “all hateful, intolerant… and dangerous,” Blair said.

The Proud Boys were listed alongside Atomwaffen Division, The Base, the “Russian Imperial Movement,” five Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) affiliates, three Al-Qaeda affiliates, and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, an Islamist group operating in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Blair insisted the designations were not a result of a political process, but one based on “evidence, intelligence and the law.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Belgium: Iran Diplomat Given 20 Years for Paris Terror Bomb Plot

Antwerp (Belgium) (AFP) — A Belgian court convicted an Iranian diplomat Thursday for plotting a thwarted 2018 bombing of an opposition rally outside Paris and ordered him jailed for 20 years.

Assadollah Assadi, now 49, was attached to the Iranian mission in Austria when he supplied explosives for the planned attack.

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

Belgium: Islamic Prayer Rooms Among 192 Entities Closed for Jihad Terror Links Since 2014

The latest news out of Belgium involves an “anti-terror project” that has been going on for the past six years but has just now come to light. The mainstream media over the last few years demonized the so-called “populists” of Europe for their attempts to protect their countries from Islamization. But now comes news that measures (which got scant attention in mainstream reports) were implemented in Belgium to attempt to crack down on the jihad.

Belgian authorities have likely kept this initiative low-key in order to escape the “Islamophobia” battering ram. But now, it is no secret that it took the beheading of French teacher Samuel Paty to wake many people up to the grave threat of Islamization to the West. One need only look at the outcry throughout the Islamic world in response to Paty showing the Muhammad cartoons, followed by France’s defending its right to the freedom of speech. The crazed reaction indicates just how serious Islamic blasphemy laws are regarded by far too many Muslims.

There is also other possibly encouraging news from the EU: France recently announced that another “radical mosque” was placed under surveillance, along with 76 others since December; while Denmark has announced a new immigration policy of “zero asylum seekers,” amid vows to crack down on “political Islam.”

“Nearly 200 entities linked to terrorism have been identified in Brussels since 2014,” translated from “Pre’s de 200 entite’s en lien avec le terrorisme ont été recensées à Bruxelles depuis 2014,” La Dernière Heure, January 29, 2021.

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

Denmark to Introduce World’s First Corona Vaccine Passport: Report

Demark is preparing to introduce coronavirus vaccine passports to open up overseas travel by the end of the month, in what is claimed to be the first governmental immunity certification in the world.

The Danish Acting Minister of Finance Morten Bødskov announced on Wednesday that by the end of February, vaccinated Danes will be able to print a certificate from the government website. A digital version, likely a mobile phone app which could be scanned at airports, will be available in the next three to four months, the minister said.

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

France, Sweden, Poland, Germany, France: Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine Not for Elderly

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine should be prioritized for people younger than 65, according to recommendations by government advisory bodies in France and Sweden on Tuesday, while Poland set its threshold at 60.

“Currently available data for people aged 65 and over are limited by a small sample size and don’t allow for a conclusion on the safety and the efficacy of the [AstraZeneca] vaccine for this population,” the French national authority for health (HAS) said. “The [AstraZeneca] vaccine is therefore recommended preferentially for health professionals under 65 and people under 65.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

France: Arrest Made After Decapitated Head Thrown From Third-Floor Toulon Window

Police arrested a 40-year-old man in Toulon, France, after a severed head was thrown out of a window.

The severed head was found in the street in a cardboard box on Monday afternoon in the centre of Toulon and was reportedly thrown from a third-floor window of a nearby building.

The French police elite tactical unit Search, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence (RAID) was deployed and arrested a man at around 3 pm after he was seen at the window with blood-covered hands, BFMTV reports.

According to the broadcaster, police had previously visited the address where the suspect had been arrested between Sunday night and the early hours of Monday while responding to reports of a fight.

Two homeless people occupy the residence, and it is believed that the 56-year-old beheading victim was one of the homeless men who was involved in the fight hours earlier.

A source close to the investigation told local newspaper Var-Matin that the man in custody was arrested without any resistance and appeared to be in a “haggard and disorientated state”. The source also claimed the 40-year-old suspect kept referring to “Satan” while in custody. The man was then hospitalised following a psychological assessment.

The suspect is not known to police. Investigators have confirmed that he was not on any terror watchlist and no terrorist motive is currently being considered.

The murder comes just months after French teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded in the street by a Chechen refugee for showing cartoons of the Islamic prophet Mohammed to his class during a lesson on free speech.

France has seen a surge of homicides and attempted homicides in recent years, with a 2019 report claiming that the number of cases had gone up by 79 per cent in the past ten years.

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

French Police Break Up 81-Person Orgy for Breaking Coronavirus Curfew

French police raided an at-least-81-person orgy at a warehouse outside of Paris Friday and cited the participants for breaking the city’s coronavirus curfew.

Officers arrived on the scene at 9 p.m. after neighbors reported the party and were allowed to enter the warehouse in Collegien, about 20 miles east of Paris, around 11 p.m., hours after the country’s 6 p.m. curfew, the Independent reported.

At least 81 orgy participants were fined 135 Euros, according to the outlet.

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

French Homicides Increased 91 Per Cent From 2000 to 2020

The number of homicides in France has nearly doubled in the last 20 years, with one criminologist stating that the country is undergoing an “epidemic” of murder cases.

In total, France saw an historic 4,472 cases of homicide in 2020, with criminologist Alain Bauer comparing the growing violence to that of the United States.

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

German Nuns ‘Rented’ Orphaned Boys to Businessmen for ‘Gang Bangs and Orgies’ — Suppressed Report Seen by Media

A report being withheld from the public documents horrific acts of rape and sexual abuse against young boys that were facilitated by nuns belonging to the Cathoic Archdiocese of Cologne in Germany, according to the Daily Beast.

The investigation’s findings, which concluded last month and stemmed from a lawsuit brought against the archdiocese by victims, have not been publicly released, but the contents of the report are said to have been leaked to several media outlets.

Sections of the 560-page report purportedly seen by the Daily Beast detail how nuns who ran a convent in Speyer, Germany between the 1960s and 1970s “rented” orphaned boys to businessmen and clergy, who abused the children, sometimes for weeks at a time, before ‘returning’ them.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Implanted “Vaccine Package” ID: Germany’s Parliament Has Ratified Gavi’s Digital “Agenda Id2020”

Alarming News. In Germany the Parliament (Bundestag) ratified on 29 January 2021, the implementation of Agenda ID2020.

This is a centralized general electronic data collection of every citizen to which every government agency, police — and possibly also the private sector would have access.

It covers all that is known about an individual citizen, now up to 200 points of in formation and possibly more as time goes on, from your bank account to your shopping habits, health records (vaccination records, of course), your political inclinations, and probably even your dating habits and other entries into your private sphere.

Agenda ID2020 was designed by Bill Gates as part of the “vaccination package”. It is backed by the Rockefeller Foundation, Accenture, the WEF and GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, now simply called the Vaccine Alliance), also a Gates creation (2001), with HQ in Geneva, Switzerland.

GAVI is located next door to the WHO. GAVI is called a public private partnership,

The public part being WHO, plus a number of developing countries;

The private partners are, of course a series of pharmaceutical companies, i. e. Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co. … and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Islamic Groups Reject Macron Values Charter and Concept of a French Islam

Three major Islamic groups continue to reject President Emmanuel Macron’s charter of principles for Islam in France.

The Coordinating Committee of Turkish Muslims of France (CCMTF), the Islamic Confederation of Millî Görüs (CIMG), and Faith and Practice initially rejected the charter on January 18th, telling the Elysée Palace that they would not sign the document.

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It’s Not Just COVID-19 That’s Killing Britons… Alcohol is Taking Them Out in Record Numbers

Sales of booze have soared during lockdown, while alcohol-related deaths leapt by 16 percent last year. Experts are calling for higher prices and urgent campaigns to tackle the UK’s notoriously liberal attitude to drinking.

Newly released figures have uncovered shocking statistics, which reveal that England and Wales have just recorded the biggest death toll from alcohol since records began in 2001.

In the first nine months of 2020, there were 5,460 deaths, a dramatic 16.4 percent increase compared to 2019.

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Reverend Slammed for Declaring Clapping for Dead Veteran is ‘Cult of White British Nationalism’

A Church of England Reverend has been blasted on social media after he claimed that an organised ‘national clap’ in commemoration of a recently deceased World War Two veteran constitutes a ‘cult of white British nationalism’.

The show of appreciation was organised for Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died aged 100 after raising £33 million pounds for the NHS in the UK.

London based Reverend Jarel Robinson-Brown didn’t share in the sentiment, however, and declared that those clapping, which included Captain Moore’s family, are white supremacists.

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Riding High in the Polls, France’s Le Pen Proposes Hijab Ban

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed a ban on Muslim headscarves in all public places on Friday, seeking to build on a record recent poll putting her almost neck-and-neck with President Emmanuel Macron.

The hijab policy, which would be contested in court and almost certainly be ruled unconstitutional, saw the 53-year-old return to a familiar campaign theme 15 months from the country’s 2022 presidential election.

“I consider that the headscarf is an Islamist item of clothing,” Le Pen told reporters at a press conference where she proposed a new law to ban “Islamist ideologies” which she called “totalitarian and murderous.”

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Spain: Islamic State Orders Jihad Massacres at Churches

The reconquest of Al-Andalus has always been high on the jihadist to-do list, right after the destruction of Israel. Now mass migration is allowing jihadists to come closer than ever to attaining their goal.

“Daesh orders attack on churches in Spain and Santiago is again a potential target,” translated from “Daesh ordena atacar iglesias en España y Santiago vuelve a ser objetivo potencial,” by Antonio P. Fidalgo, El Correo Gallego, January 24, 2021 (thanks to the RAIR Foundation).

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UK Chancellor ‘Concerned’ By Health Technocrats ‘Moving the Goalposts’ To Keep Lockdown

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer is “concerned” that health technocrats are “moving the goalposts” in order to justify keeping the country locked down, reports suggest.

Rishi Sunak, technically the Second Lord of the Treasury — Boris Johnson is the First — but in practice the country’s chief finance minister, is reportedly keen to see the lockdown ease as soon as possible, as small business owners and workers buckle under the strain of a third national lockdown (and, for many, multiple rounds of punishing regional lockdowns).

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UK Finds “Mutations of Concern” In Bristol and Liverpool: Health Secretary

Health authorities have started door-to-door “surge testing” for the variant in eight local areas in England, a programme which will now be extended to Bristol and Liverpool.

In all the affected areas, the authorities will attempt to test every resident over the age of 16 and will sequence every positive test, Hancock said.

“In all these areas, it is imperative that you must stay at home and only leave home where it is absolutely essential,” he emphasised.

Mobile testing units will be deployed to offer PCR tests to people who have to leave their home for work or other essential reasons, he added.

Hancock said 9.2 million people across the UK have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including “almost 9 out of every 10 people over 80 and over half of people in their 70s.”

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UK: Amid Rise in Child Self-Harm, Suicidality, Alcohol Deaths Boris Appoints ‘Mental Health Ambassador’

Amid record-high deaths from alcohol, an increase in reports of children committing self-harm, and more people experiencing suicidal thoughts during the lockdown, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed an ‘Ambassador for Mental Health’.

The Prime Minister has tapped TV personality and A&E doctor Alex George for the position, following Dr Alex’s persistent calls for the government to highlight the growing strain that lockdowns have had on the mental health of children and young people.

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UK: Police Raid Carlton Park Hotel in Rotherham and Find 32 People Inside From Across the Country

he police raided a former hotel in Rotherham after reports that a large gathering was taking place despite the coronavirus lockdown.

South Yorkshire Police were called to Carlton Park Hotel in the town on Saturday January 30 after the force had received reports of the illegal gathering.

When officers entered they found a group of 32 people inside.

Those found to be in attendance had travelled from across the country and from outside of the UK in order to attend the event.

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UK: Peterborough Mosque’s Call to Prayer Loudspeakers Plan Rejected

Plans to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer through loudspeakers three times a day to a city neighbourhood have been rejected.

The Masjid Ghousia mosque on Gladstone Street in Peterborough applied to the city council to install the speakers on one of its minarets.

Planning permission has been refused on the grounds it would be “an unwelcome intrusion on the soundscape”.

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4,500 People Diagnosed With COVID After Getting 1st Vaccine Dose

Peter Tremblay documents that COVID-19 pandemic was genetically engineered in his book entitled COVID-19: The Genetically Engineered Pandemic.

Are you interested in the agenda of the cabal that has orchestrated the pandemic?

Peter Tremblay and Dr. John Chang document this in COVID-19: The Biometric Vaccine Brave New World Totalitarian Agenda which is available at a bookstore near you

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Health Minister: 41% of Vaccinated Are Under 60

A Health Ministry report publicized February 2nd says 41% of people vaccinated so far are under the age of 60.

The report mentioned that among them are medical staff, IDF, police, and Israel Prison Service personnel, as well as people who have been treated in the past for severe immune system and pulmonary damage who recieved the vaccine earlier due to their situation.[…]

[On yesterday’s news it read:

Health Minister: ‘41% of Vaccinated Under 60 Suffer Severe Immune System Damage’

A Health Ministry report publicized February 2nd says 41% of people under the age of 60 who received the COVID-19 vaccine, among them: medical staff, IDF, police, and Israel Prison Service personnel are being treated for severe immune system and pulmonary damage (paragraph 5.9)…]

[Fascinating! I take back my previous comment….]

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Is There an End in Sight to the Syrian Conflict?

by Matt Snape

The Turkish, Russian and Iranian governments begged the Syrian Constitutional Committee on Thursday to seek compromise and consensus among the sides of the country’s decade-long civil war.

Following consultations on the margins of the fifth meeting of the Constitutional Committee in Geneva, the three nations produced a joint statement underlining their support for an independent, united and sovereign Syria.

According to AA, the statement specified that the body had been created by the Astana guarantor nations to support efforts for a political and peaceful solution to the conflict. It also stated that the committee should work independently from ‘foreign interference’ and aim to develop a consensus between its members to gather the broadest support among Syrians.

Peace in Syria will not be easy to achieve

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Global Conspiracy Against India: Delhi Police Says Greta Thunberg Not Named in Fir, Case Filed Against ‘Persons’ Who Created ‘Toolkit’

The Delhi Police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) filed against people who shared the ‘toolkit’ which exposed the global designs to destabilise India behind the veil of farmer protests. It is pertinent to note that it was child protestor Greta Thunberg who had shared the ‘toolkit’ and it was reported earlier that an FIR has been filed against her. However, the Delhi police have now clarified that she has not been named in the FIR and a complaint has been filed for for promoting enmity between various groups and instigating acts that are prejudicial to maintaining harmony.

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Greta Thunberg Files: Greta, FFF India and Its Support to ‘Farmers Protest’, ‘Extinction Rebellion’ And Their Violent Past

On the 2nd of February, environmental activist and baby-protestor Greta Thunberg and Rihanna tweeted in favour of the so-called farmers who have been protesting at the borders of Delhi for the past almost 3 months. It was these ‘protests’ that had taken a violent turn and the result, on the 26th of January, was a planned insurrection where these protestors and Khalistanis overtook the Red Fort, hoisted religious flags and indulged in widespread violence.

After tweeting in support, Greta Thunberg inadvertently revealed the sinister global campaign against India after she shared a ‘Toolkit’ for those who want to support the ongoing ‘farmer protests’ in the country.

While the ‘Toolkit’ was deleted shortly after and a sanitised version was tweeted again later by Greta, the cat was already out of the bag. As one can see, in this tweet, she herself mentioned Extinction Rebellion. More on this later in the report.

On first glance, what the documents revealed was that the farmers’ protest and the support it seemed to get from various quarters was in no way organic, as many wanted Indians to believe.

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Greta Thunberg Plays Victim After Inadvertently Revealing Global Conspiracy to Defame India

Child-activist Greta Thunberg, after inadvertently spilling the beans on the global conspiracy to defame India, played victim on social media by crying ‘abuse’.

Taking to Twitter, Thunberg claimed that despite all the ‘hate, threats and violations of human rights’, she will not stop her support to farmers.

Earlier today, Delhi Police filed an FIR against her for creating enmity between groups and instigating acts that are prejudicial to maintaining harmony.

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Pakistan: Supreme Court Orders Muslim Convicted of Beheading Daniel Pearl to be Moved to Government ‘Safe House’

The report below is misleading. Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh was convicted of beheading Daniel Pearl. But just recently he was acquitted, in a ruling whose relationship to the initial conviction is unclear. In any case, freeing him and giving him government protection in a “safe house” indicates yet again what side Pakistan is on. But instead of cutting them off, Old Joe will likely increase the U.S. cash outlay to Pakistan.

“Pakistan SC Orders Al-Qaeda Terrorist Let Off In Daniel Pearl Murder Be Sent To Safe House,” by Jay Pandya, Republic World, February 2, 2021.

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COVID-19 and the Unfolding of a Genetically Engineered Agenda

The first step to get back to the normal that we seek is the planetary realization that our ultimate adversary are not “germs” but a well organized / well-financed criminal cabal that genetically engineered the prevailing pandemic.

The idea that the pandemic originated from poor hygiene at a Chinese market is an apparent fiction to divert you from the unsavoury truth of Global political and economic system that is run by psychopaths and for psychopaths.

When the virus was first officially detected in Wuhan, China the WHO took no containment measures against it. The Cabal that created the virus wanted it to spread with devastating results. Containment efforts were only made long after the virus became worldwide so the Cabal could use public health measures to support an authoritarian agenda.

The objective of this cabal is worldwide instability from the mass destruction of human lives, and they will not stop until either they have created their demonic dystopia or we the humans of this planet have brought them to justice through a Common Front.

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Inside China’s Bold Plan to Build a $39billion City on Australia’s Doorstep as Communist Superpower Fires Another Extraordinary Shot in Escalating Dispute

A Chinese company has lodged a proposal to build a $39billion city on Australia’s doorstep, in a move that is likely to make Australian national security analysts nervous.

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Russia and China in Central Asia: Competition or Coordination?

by Central Asia is at the very core of what Sir Halford Mackinder — the founding father of modern geopolitics — defined the “pivotal area” of Eurasia, that is the Heartland.

By means of his theory, supported by historical evidence and far-sighted intuition, he understood why the Russian and British empires fought to extend their dominions over the modern-day -stans: the entire destiny of Eurafrasia, — or Afro-Eurasia — depends on their hegemonization.

‘Who Rules the Heartland Commands the World-Island’

“Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island; [and] who rules the World-Island commands the world”; in this assertion Mackinder managed to illustrate to his contemporaries and to us — the posterity — the truth about Central Asia. It’s a region that, in the light of its geostrategic relevance, can impact deeply and incisively change the global balance of power.

Eurasia is the lung of the Earth, and Central Asia is its heart, that’s why, in the aftermath of the USSR’s collapse, every regional hegemony-driven power has been attempting to plant its own flag in one or more -stans, giving rise over time to the New Great Game.

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The Not-So-Secret Weapon of China: Rare Earth Metals

While the onset of the coronavirus pandemic has triggered a gradual shift in global supply chains that will likely reduce the dominance of China in the manufacturing of consumer goods, the Asian country has another, perhaps even more important, ace up its sleeve: rare earth metals, an analysis by news portal Mandiner warns.

The name “rare earth” refers to the 17 elements that occur in significant amounts in the earth’s crust, but concentrated mineral deposits from which they can be extracted economically are quite rare. Their importance is enormous in the 21st century, as they are essential in the manufacture of computers, smartphones and other technical devices due to their special physical properties.

To name just one of them, which the average reader has probably never heard of before: Cerium is used in catalytic converters, LCD and plasma screens, oil refining, rechargeable batteries and smartphones. China controls 70 percent of the annual 9,104 tons of Cerium exported around the world, with over half going to Japan and another 20 percent to the United States.

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TikTok to Prompt Users When Videos Are “Misleading”

China’s massive viral video platform TikTok is making sure not to lag far behind its western competitors in trying to control the way users have access to information, and in making efforts to interpret information that is available to them.

A newly announced policy will prod users who are attempting to share a video previously slapped with a misleading label to go in a different direction, a company blog post revealed on Wednesday.

This applies only to that content that has not already been removed thanks to flagging by fact-checkers that TikTok hires, the post explains.

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Labor Tells Facebook to Censor Rival Lawmaker Craig Kelly’s “Harmful” Content

Australia’s opposition Labor party wants Facebook to keep a very close eye on content posted by MP Craig Kelly, a member of the ruling party, denouncing his posts shared on the social media giant as harmful to public health.

Once again, the coronavirus epidemic and a difference of opinion on how to most effectively combat it seems to be politicized and used in partisan showdowns. In this instance, Kelly appears to be a Covid vaccine skeptic, and a proponent of treating the disease with the drug hydroxychloroquine.

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Nigeria: Barber Arrested in Kano for Giving Customers Haircuts That ‘Offend’ Islam

The Kano State Hisbah Corps has arrested a barber from Benue State, Elijah Ode, for allegedly giving his customers haircuts which offend the Islamic faith in the Sabongari area of the state.

It was learnt that the religious police force reportedly arraigned Ode on Tuesday and also had him remanded.

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11 Iranians Arrested in Arizona After Jumping U.S.-Mexico Border

Border Patrol agents arrested 11 Iranians Monday after they sneaked across the border into Arizona.

The five women and six men were traveling as a group, and were nabbed on a bridge near San Luis, a border crossing point. Agents said the group had just crossed the border.

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Spain: 23,000 Migrants Arrive in Canary Islands in a Year, Morocco May be Deliberately Loosening Migration Controls

The passivity of globalist politicians toward the Muslim migrant influx via the Canary Islands and also via the English Channel is evident. Meanwhile, taxpayers are expected to absorb the cost, including the financial expenses as well as the dangers of rising crime and jihad. Any “leak” found by illegals from Africa and the Middle East is considered to be an opportunity, an entry point into Europe. The Canary Island crisis will see migrants disappear into mainland Europe, which is the goal to begin with. Meanwhile, the media globalists focus on the danger of the routes, which is a real problem. However, if this is truly their concern, then that is all the more reason to police those routes adequately, as well as to prevent migrants from leaving in the first place. Concerns for migrant safety and not for the wellbeing of EU citizens have been used to assist the recent entry of tens of thousands of illegal Muslim migrants into Europe, and this has gone on for years. Since 2015, that number is in the millions.

“A Migrant Crisis in the Canary Islands Tests Spain’s Leftist Government,” by Malia Politzer, World Politics Review, February 2, 2021.

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“So You’re Okay With Boys Competing With Girls”: Rand Paul Grills Biden Education Nominee

During a Wednesday hearing, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) pushed Miguel Cardona, President Biden’s nominee for education secretary, for answers about whether transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in school sports, specifically girls’ sports.

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Jen Psaki Under Fire After Year-Old “Homophobic” Tweet Surfaces

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is seeing backlash over a resurfaced tweet that seems to use a homophobic slur against Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

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Texas Has Now Officially Defunded Planned Parenthood Entirely

After a five-year legal battle between Texas and Planned Parenthood, the state’s November court victory allowing it to cease funding the abortion giant through Medicaid went into effect on Wednesday.

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Data Shows COVID-19 Infection Rates Are in Free-Fall Around the World

In what has become an unmistakable trend globally, the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be loosening its grip around the world. In the U.S. alone, cases are down 30% from last week.

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Moderna’s COVID Vaccine Causing Bizarre Side Effects

Phenomenon appears about a week after receiving a dose

The side effects of COVID-19 vaccinations already have been documented to include a sore arm at the point of the shot, feeling tired, headache, feeling achy, feeling sick, but they are expected not to last more than a week.

But now there’s a new one: COVID arm.

It’s caused by Moderna’s vaccine, and The Sun reports it appears around a week after getting a shot.

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Sharpest Decline in Aviation History: Passenger Traffic Plunged 66% Last Year Due to Pandemic, IATA Says

The number of global air passengers declined “dramatically” last year due to travel restrictions imposed over the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday.

“The year 2020 brought an unprecedented challenge to the airline industry in a form of closed borders, strict travel controls, and depressed travel confidence — all effects of the pandemic,” IATA said. “In 2020 as a whole, passenger traffic plunged by 66 percent — by far the sharpest decline in the aviation history.”

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/4/2021

  1. — Is anyone but me having difficulty accessing Fox News? Where I live, Comcast blocked Fox completely starting about a month before the election. They did the same thing for the 2012 election. Just like some Third World tin-pot dictatorship would do. But in 2012, Fox News came back after the election ended. This time around, Fox never fully came back. For months now, the screen for the Fox News channel says something about temporary difficulties, try again later. But later never works. The only way to get Tucker Carlson was to request his show by voice command. And then you could only get yesterday’s show, not the current one. With very long-running ads, I suspected he’d been censored and I wasn’t getting the full show. And now things have gotten even worse – today I find I can’t get yesterday’s show at all, no matter how I try to access it.
    — Anyone else having similar problems?

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