Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/9/2021

Police raided illegal lockdown-violating parties in Dubai, British Columbia, and Paris. One of those arrested in Paris was the Liberian president’s son, who claimed diplomatic immunity after his arrest.

In other news, the Senate voted 56-44 to affirm that the impeachment of former President Trump is constitutional.

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Financial Crisis
» Czech Manufacturing Activity Dropped by 8% Last Year
» Hungary: Budget Shows January Surplus; Full-Year Gap Expected at 6.5% of GDP
» Hungary: Finance Minister Projects 4-5% Economic Growth in 2021
 
USA
» Biden Administration Plans to Continue to Seek Extradition of Wikileaks’ Assange: Official
» Biden Criticized for Making Unprofessional Comments to Female Nurse
» Biden Scraps Trump Mandate for Universities to Report Chinese Dealings
» California: Muslim Arrested for String of Random Assaults, Including Pushing 91-Year-Old Man to the Ground
» CDC Exposed: Inflated COVID Deaths by 1600% Throughout the Election, “Violated Multiple Federal Laws” Peer-Reviewed Study Finds…state, Local Governments Must Act
» COVID-19 mRNA Shots Are Legally Not Vaccines
» David Hogg’s Pillow Company is Proceeding Nicely
» Democrats: It Would be Founders’ ‘Worst Nightmare’ If Trump Not Impeached
» Doddering Joe Stumbles While Boarding Air Force One (Video)
» Exclusive: Ashli Babbitt’s Legal Team Breaks Silence on Capitol Tragedy — Requests Public’s Help in Identifying Persons of Interest
» Fox News Seeks Dismissal of SmartMatic Lawsuit, Claiming First Amendment Protection for Coverage of Donald Trump’s Accusations
» Iowa to End COVID-19 Restrictions Starting Monday: No Mask Mandate, No Social Distancing, No Gathering Limits
» Judge Blocks Several Reforms From Radical Los Angeles DA George Gascón
» New App Blocks New York Times Journalists, Says it’s to Block “Disinformation”
» New Details Emerge in Case of Black Lives Matter Activist, Food Network Star Charged With Murdering Her Adopted White Daughter
» Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy Williams to Resign at Request of Biden Administration
» Senate Votes 56-44 That Impeachment Trial is Constitutional, Will Proceed Wednesday
» South Dakota House Bill Would Let State Decide Constitutionality of Presidential Executive Orders, Ignore Ones Deemed Noncompliant
» Super Bowl LV Ratings Drop to Lowest Viewership Since 2007
» Tampa Mayor Threatens Police Investigations of Super Bowl Fans Who Didn’t Wear Masks
» Trump Defense Lawyer Schoen Plays Compilation Video of Democrats Calling for Trump’s Impeachment Since Day One of His Presidency
» Video: CNN Mask Karen Freaks Out, Calls Police on Super Bowl Revellers
» Washington State’s Proposed Wealth Tax Would Pull in $2 Billion Yearly From Jeff Bezos Alone
» Watch: Violent Teen Brawl Takes Over Trampoline Park in Illinois
 
Canada
» 22 People Hit With Public Health Fines After RCMP Bust Illegal Nightclub
 
Europe and the EU
» Authoritarian: Scottish Man Arrested Over Offensive Tweet
» COVID-19 Damaged Children’s Education More Than WWII, Claims Czech Minister
» Czechia to Introduce Strict Penalties for Beaching Coronavirus Measures
» Far-Left Anarchists Accused of Firebombing Office of Greek Conservatives
» Former-Communist, Pro-Liberty European States Celebrate 30 Years of the Visegrad Group
» France Mila Affair: Five Held for Death Threats Over Video Critical of Islam
» France: Liberia President’s Son Claims Immunity After Arrest at Paris Party Under Curfew
» France: Teacher Put Under Police Guard After Comparing Radical Islamist Killers to Nazis
» French Teacher Given Police Protection After Warning of Spread of Radical Islam in His Town
» Hungary: Orban: Coronavirus Pandemic Has Launched a New Era in World Economy and Global Politics
» ISIS and Al Qaeda Plot New Atrocities Across Europe
» Italy: Mobster’s Family Claimed Pension for Victims of the Mafia for 15 Years
» Italy: Jazz Musician Dies of Heart Attack Working for Just Eat
» Italy: ‘Inhuman’ Paedophile Gets Longest Ever Term, 19 Yrs
» ‘Macron is an Illusion, ‘ Says French MEP Nicolas Bay
» One in Five Jihad Attackers in the European Union Was an Asylum Seeker
» Speedboat Britain: 86 Per Cent Think Govt Has Done ‘Good Job’ On Vaccine Programme
» UK COVID Police State: Travellers Must Quarantine in Hotels at Their Own Cost, Have 3 Tests, £10k Fine for Going Outside, And 10 Years Prison if Caught Trying to Avoid ‘The Law’
» UK: London Mayor Appoints Woke Activist Brigade to ‘Review’ Statues for ‘Diversity’
» UK: NHS Worship ‘Irrational’ Concludes Think Tank
» UK: Rape Gang Victim Names 18 Abusers, Police Charge Nobody in 8 Years, Lose Interview Tapes
» UK: Saira Khan No Longer a Practising Muslim
 
Middle East
» Daesh Terrorists in Turkey Act Secular to Conceal Identity
» Iran Judge to Christian Converts: ‘Your Actions Are Worthy of Death’
» Turkish University Cancels World Greek Language Day After Threats
» Watch: Dubai Police Bust Mass Gatherings Flouting COVID-19 Rules
 
South Asia
» India: Man Can Remarry Without Divorce, A Woman Can’t: HC Cites Muslim Personal Law to Declare Lovers’ Marriage Illegal
 
Far East
» China Blocks Clubhouse After Short-Lived Censorship-Free Discussions
» Steam to Officially Launch in China, Bringing Regulation Controls and Censorship
» WHO Absolves China of Blame for COVID After Visiting Virus Lab for Just 3 Hours
 
Australia — Pacific
» Read the Alleged Intimate Prison Love Letters Between an Alleged Tiny Female Terrorist and Another ISIS-Supporting Radical
 
Latin America
» Mexico Drafts New Bill to Punish Social Media Platforms for Censorship
 
Immigration
» Belgium: Buses Diverted From Brussels Migrant Quarter Over Violence Threat
» Czech Police Detained Over 7,000 Illegal Migrants in 2020
» Pope Francis Blames ‘Neo-Liberal Capitalism’ For Spread of Human Trafficking
» ‘Pure Mafia Methods’: Pro-Migration Leftist Protestors Target Swedish Politicians’ Homes
» Sweden: ‘Child’ Migrant Stopped at Border is Actually a 60-Year-Old Woman
» Trump-Appointed Judge Extends Suspension of Joe Biden’s Illegal 100-Day Deportation Freeze
» TX Sheriff Says “It’s Absolutely True” That the Biden Administration Released Illegal Immigrants Into U.S. Without COVID-19 Test
» Video: Tucker Blasts Biden Waiving COVID Tests for Illegals Released Into US
 
Culture Wars
» Facebook Bans All Posts That Claim Coronavirus Vaccines Are Ineffective
» Facebook Bans Conversations Saying Coronavirus Came From a Lab After Consulting With WHO
» He Wants to Save Classics From Whiteness. Can the Field Survive?
 

Czech Manufacturing Activity Dropped by 8% Last Year

Manufacturing activity in the Czech Republic last year fell by 8 percent year-on-year, according to data published by the Czech Statistical Office (CSÚ). That is the highest decline since the financial crisis in 2009, when industrial activity dropped by 13.6 percent.

Last year, Czechia’s industrial activity was mainly affected by the second quarter. From April to June, production in the country decreased by 23.5 percent. The decline slowed significantly in the third quarter, and industry already showed modest growth in the last quarter.

In 2020, only a few industries recorded year-on-year production growth.

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

Hungary: Budget Shows January Surplus; Full-Year Gap Expected at 6.5% of GDP

Hungary’s cash flow-based based budget, excluding local councils, had a 198.8 billion forint (EUR 556.8m) surplus at the end of January, the finance ministry said in a preliminary release on Monday.

The ministry said the January surplus is “not uncommon” and attributed it to seasonal effects.

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

Hungary: Finance Minister Projects 4-5% Economic Growth in 2021

The government projects 4-5 percent economic growth in 2021 thanks to support to be paid for economic recovery this year, Finance Minister Mihaly Varga said on Sunday.

Varga told pro-govt public Kossuth Radió, that the government’s action plan for reopening the economy includes 10 million forint (EUR 28,000), interest-free loans offered to SMEs in the most vulnerable sectors, with repayments deferred by three years in order to allow time for the sector to recover.

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

Biden Administration Plans to Continue to Seek Extradition of Wikileaks’ Assange: Official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President Joe Biden’s administration plans to continue to seek to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States to face hacking conspiracy charges, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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

Biden Criticized for Making Unprofessional Comments to Female Nurse

President Joe Biden, who has dealt with persistent allegations of “creepy” behavior towards females, has landed in hot water again for remarks he made recently to a young female nurse.

On Monday, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris held a video conference with health care workers in Arizona. During that event, the president took a moment to tell one of the professional nurses that she looks “like a freshman,” before relentlessly prodding about her age.

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

Biden Scraps Trump Mandate for Universities to Report Chinese Dealings

Joe Biden has scrapped a policy instituted by President Trump that mandated US colleges and universities to report all connections with the Chinese government to encourage transparency in the face of evidence that CCP propaganda is infiltrating the education system.

Axios reports that Trump enacted a policy demanding that education institutions disclose all dealings with the controversial Chinese Confucius Institute.

Trump made sure that under the new policy any institutions failing to comply would lose certification for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

However, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs documents show that Biden scrapped the policy on January 26, with an ICE official also confirming to Campus Reform that the policy was done away with by Biden.

[Comment: Beijing Biden.]

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

California: Muslim Arrested for String of Random Assaults, Including Pushing 91-Year-Old Man to the Ground

While authorities have claimed in numerous jihad cases that the motive is unclear when nothing could be clearer, in this case, the motive really is unclear. There is no indication as of yet as to why Yahya Muslim allegedly committed these assaults. In their randomness, however, they resemble the innumerable jihad attacks we have seen all over Europe, when a Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” stabs random passersby on the street. Yahya Muslim doesn’t appear to have said anything. In this case, his Islamic faith may really be incidental to his crimes, as is so often asserted in cases where it clearly played a role. However, it also cannot be honestly denied that it is possible that Yahya Muslim’s resentment toward and hatred of his victims arose, in part or wholly, from the Qur’an’s hatred of and contempt for unbelievers, “the most vile of created beings” (98:6) whom Allah will punish by the hands of the believers (9:14-15). But it is virtually certain that Oakland authorities will make no effort to determine whether or not that played a role in these attacks. That is because they have no idea that the Qur’an teaches those things, and have been inundated with propaganda about how Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance. They also know that were they to pursue such a line of inquiry, they could be charged with “Islamophobia” and their careers ruined. So do these attacks have anything to do with Islam’s doctrines of warfare against unbelievers? We will likely never know.

“Man arrested for assaulting 3 elderly victims in Oakland’s Chinatown,” by Liz Jassin and Maureen Kelly, KRON4.com, February 8, 2021.

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

CDC Exposed: Inflated COVID Deaths by 1600% Throughout the Election, “Violated Multiple Federal Laws” Peer-Reviewed Study Finds…state, Local Governments Must Act

100 Percent Fed Up reports — Throughout the election, Donald Trump was battered by CCP Virus statistics in order to hurt the American economy and his political campaign. We know that it was shamelessly wielded as a political weapon to prevent President Trump and his supporters from rallying as Antifa and Black Lives Matter burned progressive poor and minority neighborhoods to the ground throughout the entire year. Now that Biden has been installed into the office of president, he promises to increase Covid lockdown measures and extend them further into your ability to travel and force unscientific mask-wearing for at least 100 days.

But, a new peer reviewed study has been released that finds the CDC numbers to be so wildly unsupported as to be pure propaganda that is based on wholly unscientific practices that were needlessly created on-the-spot.

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

COVID-19 mRNA Shots Are Legally Not Vaccines

  • By referring to COVID-19 vaccines as “vaccines” rather than gene therapies, the U.S. government is violating its 15 U.S. Code Section 41, which regulates deceptive practices in medical claims
  • The mRNA injections are gene therapies that do not fulfill a single criteria or definition of a vaccine
  • COVID-19 “vaccines” do not impart immunity or inhibit transmissibility of the disease. They only are designed to lessen your infection symptoms if or when you get infected. As such, these products do not meet the legal or medical definition of a vaccine
  • Since a vast majority of people who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 have no symptoms at all, they’ve not even been able to establish a causal link between the virus and the clinical disease
  • By calling this experimental gene therapy technology a “vaccine,” they are circumventing liability for damages that would otherwise apply…

[Since when did law matter to crooks when there’s easy money to be made?]

           — Hat tip: MC [Return to headlines]
 

David Hogg’s Pillow Company is Proceeding Nicely

Last week I told you about former teen and current gun-grabber David Hogg starting his own pillow company to take down My Pillow founder Mike Lindell. You can almost see the cartoon thought-balloon over Hogg’s adorable little head: “Hey, if a crazy crackhead can become a multimillionaire by making pillows, how tough can it be?” Unfortunately, young Mr. Hogg is quickly discovering exactly how tough it can be. And thanks to the modern miracle of Twitter, we can watch him sink into a pit of disillusioned despair in real-time.

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

Democrats: It Would be Founders’ ‘Worst Nightmare’ If Trump Not Impeached

The Democrats’ sideshow impeachment trial is now underway and will continue into Wednesday so long as a majority of Senators agree that Donald Trump can be convicted as a former president.

Early on, Democrats have attempted to argue that Trump should be able to be impeached despite no longer being in office, because if not future presidents could resign in order to avoid punishments.

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

Doddering Joe Stumbles While Boarding Air Force One (Video)

78-year-old doddering Joe stumbled while boarding Air Force One this week.

After spending the weekend in his Delaware basement bunker, Biden departed New Castle Air National Guard Base to head back to the DC swamp.

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

Exclusive: Ashli Babbitt’s Legal Team Breaks Silence on Capitol Tragedy — Requests Public’s Help in Identifying Persons of Interest

After over a month of silence and many unanswered questions, Ashli Babbitt’s legal team has started opening up to the public.

Last month four Trump supporters were killed in the US Capitol siege in Washington DC. One victim,was Ashli Babbitt who was gunned down by a Capitol Hill Police Officer inside the capitol during the protests. To date, this officer’s name has not been released.

Ashli Babbitt’s legal team has been working day and night to uncover the truth behind her death.

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

Fox News Seeks Dismissal of SmartMatic Lawsuit, Claiming First Amendment Protection for Coverage of Donald Trump’s Accusations

Fox News is seeking a dismissal of Smartmatic’s $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit, arguing that it was providing First Amendment protected newsworthy information in featuring President Donald Trump’s surrogates and their false claims that the voting systems company was involved in election fraud.

The network and its parent company, Fox Corp., argued in a motion to dismiss (read it here) that Smartmatic may have a defamation case against Trump’s surrogates if they “fabricated evidence or told lies with actual malice,” but not against “the media that covered their allegations and allowed them to try to substantiate them.”

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

Iowa to End COVID-19 Restrictions Starting Monday: No Mask Mandate, No Social Distancing, No Gathering Limits

Republican Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa announced that starting Monday, the citizens of Iowa would be making their own decisions relative to coronavirus: no more mask requirement, no more social distancing requirement, no more limits on public gatherings.

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

Judge Blocks Several Reforms From Radical Los Angeles DA George Gascón

Superior Court Judge James Chalfant issued a preliminary injunction blocking several reforms from radical Los Angeles DA George Gascón.

Los Angeles prosecutors took the Marxist DA to court for violating his oath of office with his unethical and unlawful reforms, and won a ruling.

he injunction will restrict Gascón from refusing to prosecute California’s three strikes law and will restrict him from dismissing special enhancement allegations.

“The District Attorney’s disregard of the Three Strikes law “plead and prove” requirement is unlawful, as is requiring deputy DA’s to seek dismissal of pending sentencing enhancements without a lawful basis,” Judge Chalfant said.

[Comment: DA Gascon was backed by Soros.]

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

New App Blocks New York Times Journalists, Says it’s to Block “Disinformation”

The corporate media is getting a taste of its own medicine thanks to a new app designed to block misinformation-spreading content — published by the New York Times.

“Block takes the lead in fight against disinformation,” the creators of the app, called “Block the New York Times” announced on Twitter.

People using online platforms and services are usually on the receiving end of blacklists, but now this app’s users can control “the flood of corporate disinformation online,” while its makers invite them to block as many as 800 NYT reporters for $0. A bargain, one Twitter commenter remarked.

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

New Details Emerge in Case of Black Lives Matter Activist, Food Network Star Charged With Murdering Her Adopted White Daughter

New details have emerged about the death of Victoria Rose Smith, the white, 3-year-old adopted daughter of Black Lives Matter activist Ariel Robinson. Robinson, the winner of Food Network channel’s 20th season of “Worst Cooks in America,” was charged along with her husband with the girl’s death.

Robinson, who is black, tweeted about “white privilege” shortly before allegedly beating the girl to death.

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

Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy Williams to Resign at Request of Biden Administration

Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump in November 2017, was among the U.S. attorneys nationwide directed Tuesday to step down as the Biden administration seeks to replace them.

“On an all-U.S. Attorney call this morning, Acting Attorney General Wilkinson instructed most presidentially-appointed U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Attorney Williams included, to submit resignations effective February 28, 2021,” said Kevin Sonoff, a spokesman for the Oregon U.S. Attorney’s Office.

[Comment: Andy Ngo points out that Billy Williams, US Attorney for the District of Oregon, was responsible for prosecuting suspects federally charged for Antifa violence in Portland.]

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

Senate Votes 56-44 That Impeachment Trial is Constitutional, Will Proceed Wednesday

After 2 hours of debate, the U.S. Senate voted 56-44 to continue the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The vote was held to gauge the constitutionality of the trial itself, and 6 Republicans joined all 50 Democrats in saying that the case passes that test despite the fact that Trump is out of office.

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

South Dakota House Bill Would Let State Decide Constitutionality of Presidential Executive Orders, Ignore Ones Deemed Noncompliant

A bill introduced by Republican members of the South Dakota House of Representatives would create a process for the state’s attorney general to review presidential executive orders to determine whether they comply with the U.S. Constitution, and then effectively ignore those deemed to be unconstitutional.

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

Super Bowl LV Ratings Drop to Lowest Viewership Since 2007

Super Bowl LV on Sunday drew an average of 96.4 million viewers across TV and streaming platforms, according to data from CBS, which aired the game. That’s the lowest viewership since Super Bowl XLI in 2007, which was also on CBS.

The Super Bowl is traditionally the most watched event on TV. But this year’s viewership was down considerably from last year’s game, which had an average of 101 million viewers across multiple channels and streaming outlets. In contrast, both the AFC and NFC Championship Games last month had increased viewership from last season.

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

Tampa Mayor Threatens Police Investigations of Super Bowl Fans Who Didn’t Wear Masks

The Mayor of Tampa has threatened Super Bowl fans who were seen outside at bars not wearing face masks with police investigations.

Yes, really.

During a press conference, Mayor Jane Castor (D) said those who flouted the rules will be “identified” by law enforcement.

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

Trump Defense Lawyer Schoen Plays Compilation Video of Democrats Calling for Trump’s Impeachment Since Day One of His Presidency

Donald Trump’s second show trial began Tuesday afternoon.

Donald Trump was impeached by the House last month for ‘inciting an insurrection’ during his January 6 rally at The Ellipse.

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

Video: CNN Mask Karen Freaks Out, Calls Police on Super Bowl Revellers

In a segment that was so cringe it could have been mistaken for parody, a CNN correspondent covering the Super Bowl this past weekend freaked out about being among a crowd of people, and attempted to call the police on everyone who wasn’t wearing a face mask.

Reporter Randi Kaye looked scared shitless about being among football fans in Tampa Sunday, immediately noting that she had ‘double masked’ because many in attendance were not “taking all the precautions that have been recommended.”

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

Washington State’s Proposed Wealth Tax Would Pull in $2 Billion Yearly From Jeff Bezos Alone

A wealth tax proposed in Washington state would bring in approximately $2 billion each year from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos alone.

The state legislature has proposed a 1% tax on wealth that exceeds $1 billion. A report by the Tax Foundation says about 12 people would have to pay the wealth tax, according to the current iteration of the legislation. Four people would pay about 97% of the money gathered through the tax. In addition to Bezos, these include Bill Gates, Bezos’ former wife MacKenzie Scott, and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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

Watch: Violent Teen Brawl Takes Over Trampoline Park in Illinois

The Elevate Trampoline Park in Peoria, Illinois, became the site of a violent brawl on Saturday night.

The violence was caught on video with dozens of what appears to be mostly teenagers are punching, shoving, stomping, and pulling hair.

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

22 People Hit With Public Health Fines After RCMP Bust Illegal Nightclub

Nearly two dozen people were fined for violating public health orders after RCMP busted an illegal nightclub in a Surrey, B.C., neighbourhood early Sunday.

Police found 22 people inside the club in the 10600-block of King George Boulevard when they arrived with a search warrant just after 1 a.m. PT, according to a statement. The club had been investigated several times before, the statement said, and police had fined people associated with the operation three separate times.

Everyone found inside the club on Sunday got a ticket. In total, 26 tickets were issued: 21 were for attending an event contrary to COVID-19 restrictions and four were for failing to wear a face covering, while one person was fined for “abusive and belligerent behaviour.”

The fines, worth $230 each, totalled $5,980.

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

Authoritarian: Scottish Man Arrested Over Offensive Tweet

A story that you may have expected to come out of China has actually come out of Scotland, UK. Police in Glasgow, Scotland, arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with an offensive tweet about Captain Sir Tom Moore. The British Army veteran died of COVID-19 last week.

Initially, Moore was hospitalized for pneumonia. He then tested positive for coronavirus and the 100-year-old later died.

Sir Tom Moore, who was knighted for his charity work during the Queen’s first face-to-face engagement during the pandemic, spent the last year doing charity. He raised over £33 million ($45 million) for the UK’s National Health Service during his 100th birthday, an event he marked by walking 100 laps around his yard.

Apparently, not everyone in the UK was mourning the Second World War veteran. A Twitter account posted an offensive message shortly after his death.

A 35-year-old Glasgow resident was arrested in connection with the offensive tweet.

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

COVID-19 Damaged Children’s Education More Than WWII, Claims Czech Minister

The Second World War did not cause such damage to children’s education as the current coronavirus pandemic, according to Czech Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Jana Malacova.

“The whole country is staying still. Even the Second World War did not do what the COVID-19 did. No other situation stopped the children from going to school,” Malacova said during a television debate.

She made the statement during a debate on CNN Prima News in a discussion with MP Jan Skopecek, who called such a statement unmerited and called on the minister to apologize, according to Eurozpravy.cz.

Malacova then stated that she did not want to play down the suffering during the Second World War and its victims. According to her, she only pointed out that even the war did not lead to such a long closure of schools for most pupils and students as it has now.

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

Czechia to Introduce Strict Penalties for Beaching Coronavirus Measures

In the future, Czech police are expected to gain access to a list of people and even businesses who repeatedly violate coronavirus measures in an effort to bring down the deaths and infections that have assailed the country.

On Monday, the amendment presented by the Czech Ministry of the Interior, which expands the register of offenses to include offenses committed under the Crisis Act, was approved by the government. According to the amendment, in the case of repeated violations of government measures, companies and entrepreneurs could also be banned from operating for one year.

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

Far-Left Anarchists Accused of Firebombing Office of Greek Conservatives

Far-left Anarchist extremists have been accused of setting fire to a local office of the Greek ruling New Democracy party in the Athens suburb of Nea Filadelfeia over the weekend.

Greek Minister of Development and Investment Adonis Georgiadis announced the attack on Sunday on social media platform Twitter, saying, “The miserable thugs of the Far Left burned the offices of our [local branch] with Molotov cocktails in Nea Filadelfeia.”

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

Former-Communist, Pro-Liberty European States Celebrate 30 Years of the Visegrad Group

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The presidents of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia gathered in northern Poland on Tuesday for two days of debates to mark the 30th anniversary of the Visegrad Group, an informal body of political and economic cooperation in the region.

Their talks will include the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, building energy security, protecting the climate, and international and trans-Atlantic relations. The group, also known as V4, often works out joint positions in international ties, especially within the European Union.

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France Mila Affair: Five Held for Death Threats Over Video Critical of Islam

Five people have been detained on suspicion of making death threats to a French teenager who posted videos critical of Islam, prosecutors say.

Mila, 17, had to change schools last year after an Instagram video for her friends in which she criticised Islam was widely shared on social media.

She then posted another video on social media site TikTok last November which prompted a new wave of online threats.

She was getting about 30 hate messages a minute at one point, her lawyer said.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

France: Liberia President’s Son Claims Immunity After Arrest at Paris Party Under Curfew

Liberia President George Weah’s son was arrested last week in Paris for breaking Covid-19 curfew rules with a raucous house party. French police intervened at an apartment in an upscale neighbourhood of the capital and questioned George Weah Jr, who brandished his diplomatic passport, claiming diplomatic immunity.

French police visited an apartment on Avenue du Président Wilson, in the posh Alma-Marceau neighbourhood, at 3:20am early last week, following reports of excessive noise originating from a house party, according to reports from Le Parisien newspaper.

Officers discovered eight people partying at the apartment, rented through AirBnB, and cautioned them for not respecting Covid-19 measures. A 6pm curfew is currently in place across France, as part of restrictions designed to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Amongst the revellers was George Weah Jr, the 33-year-old son of Liberia’s President George Weah, who became famous in France during an illustrious football career in which he won the prestigious Ballon d’Or.

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

France: Teacher Put Under Police Guard After Comparing Radical Islamist Killers to Nazis

French teacher Didier Lemaire was placed under police protection because he wrote a letter defending the Samuel Paty, a fellow teacher who was beheaded for showing pictures of Mohamed in class.

Lemaire has taught philosophy in the commune of Trappes, in the Paris suburb of Yvelines, for 20 years but now requires an armed police escort simply to enter the high school where he teaches.

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

French Teacher Given Police Protection After Warning of Spread of Radical Islam in His Town

French prosecutors said on Monday that they were investigating threats allegedly made to a teacher who has been placed under police protection after warning of the spread of radical Islam.

Didier Lemaire told French media the threats began after he wrote an open letter saying the state did not do enough to protect Samuel Paty, the teacher beheaded in a jihadist attack last October.

Lemaire teaches philosophy at a high school in Trappes, a low-income Paris suburb in the Yvelines département with a large Muslim population that has become emblematic of the government’s efforts to curb radicalism.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Hungary: Orban: Coronavirus Pandemic Has Launched a New Era in World Economy and Global Politics

At the ninth China-Eastern-Central Europe summit, which was held on this occasion as part of an online video conference, Prime Minister Viktor Orban spoke about the global race for the vaccine against the coronavirus, constructive cooperation between East and West, free world trade, Chinese-Hungarian economic relations and the use of the Chinese vaccine in Hungary, among others, Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief informed the Hungarian news agency MTI on Tuesday.

According to his information, Orban expressed his appreciation to President Xi Jinping for convening the conference despite the present extraordinary circumstances. The Hungarian prime minister recalled that the global pandemic had started a year ago. This crisis, he said, has changed everything; it has torn us out of our comfort zone, has launched an entirely new era in the world economy and global politics, and has compelled states to face a dual challenge: we must protect our citizens’ lives and jobs all at once.

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ISIS and Al Qaeda Plot New Atrocities Across Europe

ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorist groups in West Africa are plotting atrocities in Europe, according to a stark warning from the head of France’s foreign security services on the growing threat from the region.

Bernard Emie, head of the Directorate General for External Security (DGSE), warned of the ISIS threat from Mali and released a covert video recording of an Al Qaeda chief allegedly plotting expansion across West Africa.

“From Mali, the terrorists have worked on attacks against us, against our partners and they are thinking about attacks in the region and in Europe,” said Mr Emie. He stressed that Al Qaeda in the Sahel region had a more “internationalist” agenda and was promoting global attacks.

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Italy: Mobster’s Family Claimed Pension for Victims of the Mafia for 15 Years

Finance police seize 166,000 euros from wife, mother-in-law of dealer

(ANSA) — ROME, FEB 3 — Finance police from the province of Naples town of Torre Annunziata on Wednesday seized assets worth around 166,000 euros from relatives of a mobster who were allegedly claiming a ‘vitalizio’ pension for the victims of organized crime.

The assets were taken from the wife and mother-in-law of a drug dealer from the Gionta Camorra clan who allegedly illegitimately claimed the pension for 15 years. The pension is meant to go to people affected by 1984 Torre Annunziata massacre in which eight people were killed and seven injured.

The mobster’s wife said she was single when she made the claim.

During subsequent checks, the woman admitted to the marriage but falsely said he had separated from her husband in order to keep getting the pension, the sources said.

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Italy: Jazz Musician Dies of Heart Attack Working for Just Eat

‘Symbol of Italy forgetting musicians’ says brother

(ANSA) — ROME, FEB 2 — A 41-year-old jazz musician died of a heart attack after pushing a stalled car while delivering food for Just Eat on January 10, his brother said Tuesday.

Clarinettist and band leader Emanuele Urso, 37, said the death of his pianist brother Adriano had become “the symbol of the way Italy has forgotten its musicians during the COVID pandemic”.

The brothers, who started playing in 1994, are the sons of a double bass playing father who accompanied American greats swinging through Rome, from Chet Baker to Dexter Gordon.

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Italy: ‘Inhuman’ Paedophile Gets Longest Ever Term, 19 Yrs

Man was evil says court

(ANSA) — MILAN, FEB 3 — A Lodi court on Wednesday explained why it gave a paedophile the longest ever sentence for the crime in Italy, 19 years in jail, in October.

It said his personality was “marked by traits of evil” and that he was “devoid of all trace of humanity towards the little girls he abused”.

The 48-year-old aroused “terror” in his young victims, the court said in its explanation.

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‘Macron is an Illusion, ‘ Says French MEP Nicolas Bay

French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent consultation about citizens’ trust in national police is but a smokescreen, and is being put up at a time when the real issues are mass immigration and suburbs controlled by gangs, drug runners and Islamists, French MEP for the National Front Nicolas Bay told daily Magyar Hirlap in an interview.

“President Emmanuel Macron and his ministers are once again showing cowardice. They give way to small groups that criticize our national police in favor of criminals, even though they do everything they can in difficult circumstances,” Bay told Magyar Hirlap. “There may have been individual cases that need to be condemned — and systematically punished — but the accusation of police violence can mostly be traced back to mobs who refuse to identify themselves to police at all costs. The government should rather fight anti-police propaganda stemming from the radical left and the suburbs, which are mostly in the hands of the gangs, drug dealers and Islamists.”

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One in Five Jihad Attackers in the European Union Was an Asylum Seeker

Given the efforts that European officials made to find jihadis and prevent them from coming in, they should be grateful that the percentage was so low.

“One in five Islamist bombers in the EU was an asylum seeker,” translated from “Jeder fünfte islamistische Attentäter in der EU war Asylsuchender,” by Marcel Leubecher, Welt, February 7, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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Speedboat Britain: 86 Per Cent Think Govt Has Done ‘Good Job’ On Vaccine Programme

Nearly nine in ten Britons think that the government has done a good job in its vaccination rollout scheme, which a political scientist has said, “blows apart the ‘declinist’ narrative about Brexit Britain”.

An Ipsos MORI poll published on Monday has revealed that 86 per cent of Britons think that the Conservative government has done a good job at ensuring the UK has a coronavirus vaccine, compared to seven per cent who disagree.

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UK COVID Police State: Travellers Must Quarantine in Hotels at Their Own Cost, Have 3 Tests, £10k Fine for Going Outside, And 10 Years Prison if Caught Trying to Avoid ‘The Law’

Anyone traveling to Britain from a country on the government’s ‘red list’ must quarantine in a hotel (which they will have to pay for), and have THREE COVID tests, under draconian new laws being implemented by the government.

The unprecedented and sweeping new rules were announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who said that he makes ‘no apologies’ for such severe measures.

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UK: London Mayor Appoints Woke Activist Brigade to ‘Review’ Statues for ‘Diversity’

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has appointed a rogues gallery of woke partisans as a ‘task force’ to review whether statues and other landmarks in the city are ‘diverse enough’.

The selection is chocked full of people who have previously declared their disdain for Britain’s history, prompting warnings that unelected activists with an axe to grind are being placed in charge of erasing history.

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UK: NHS Worship ‘Irrational’ Concludes Think Tank

A prominent think tank has published a report concluding that adulation for the NHS, the British National Health Service, is not rational.

Yet in the United Kingdom, the NHS is so slavishly worshipped, despite being so objectively crap, that it has come to represent something akin to a religious institution.

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UK: Rape Gang Victim Names 18 Abusers, Police Charge Nobody in 8 Years, Lose Interview Tapes

The victim of a Pakistani rape gang in Walsall, England, gave police the identities of 18 abusers in 2013 but no-one was ever charged and officers lost 30 hours of her interview tapes, prior to reopening the investigation in 2019.

“Hannah”, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, is from a Pakistani heritage Muslim family. Her cousins began to abuse her after they took a recording of her smoking a cigarette and blackmailed her, aged ten, into performing sexual activities or else they would tell her strict Muslim parents.

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UK: Saira Khan No Longer a Practising Muslim

Sarah Khan has revealed that she is no longer a practising Muslim and decided to go public with her decision after being targeted by a “troll” on social media

Saira Khan is no longer a practising Muslim.

The 50-year-old former ‘Loose Women’ star — who is of Pakistani heritage — revealed she “pretended to be someone I’m not” to make her family happy and said she was worried about publicly renouncing Islam due to fears of death threats.

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Daesh Terrorists in Turkey Act Secular to Conceal Identity

Daesh terrorists in Turkey have been disguising themselves as nonreligious, alcohol-consuming individuals to evade police scrutiny, a detained top terrorist in northwestern Sakarya province has revealed.

Turkish security forces nabbed Jordanian national A.Z.A.A.D., a suspected high-ranking Daesh member, in Sakarya on Wednesday. He was the so-called “deputy minister of education,” responsible for all of the terrorist group’s educational institutions in regional Daesh strongholds in Iraq and Syria from 2014-2017.

The terrorist used a fake identity, shaved his beard off, tied his hair up in a ponytail and wore stylish outfits to conceal his true identity, the investigators said, according to the Hürriyet daily.

Like the Jordanian national, other Daesh terrorists in Turkey also opted for a secular-image and embraced an anti-social lifestyle to minimize contact with the outside world.

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Iran Judge to Christian Converts: ‘Your Actions Are Worthy of Death’

Open Doors (USA), an organisaton committed to aiding Persecuted Christians around the globe, is encouraging believers to pray for four (4) Christian converts arrested by the Iranian government and accused of “acting against national security by forming a house Church” in the Muslim-majority country.

Mehdi Akbari, Fatemeh Sharifi and Simin Soheilinia and Mehdi Roohparvar were sentenced to a combined 35 years in prison with Iranian court Judge Mohammad Moghiseh (pictured) telling the converts, ‘your actions are worthy of death’

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Turkish University Cancels World Greek Language Day After Threats

Turkey’s Ankara University canceled its plans to commemorate World Greek Language Day on Tuesday, after its Faculty of Language and History-Geography received threats from angry social media users.

The university had planned an event to honor the history and literary merit of the Greek language, focusing on the works of Greek poet and Nobel laureate Giorgos Seferis.

“Celebrating World Greek Language Day on Anatolian lands where heroes have marched to martyrdom and the blood of martyrs has watered the soil is only fit for sycophants lacking national consciousness,” the writer tweeted.

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Watch: Dubai Police Bust Mass Gatherings Flouting COVID-19 Rules

DUBAI: Dubai police have raided two illegal gatherings that breached COVID-19 social distancing laws and fined the organizers and attendees thousands of dollars.

Video footage released by the Dubai government shows the two parties, one in the desert at an undisclosed location, the other in a house and officials carried out the operations.

The organizers of the gatherings were each fined $13,615, while all attendees were fined $4,000.

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India: Man Can Remarry Without Divorce, A Woman Can’t: HC Cites Muslim Personal Law to Declare Lovers’ Marriage Illegal

While hearing a petition filed by a Muslim couple from Mewat district in Haryana seeking protection, the Punjab and Haryana High Court declared their marriage illegal citing the Muslim personal law. According to reports, the Muslim man and the woman were already married but they had remarried each other as the woman did not want to live with her husband. The woman told the High Court that her first marriage was against her will and that she wanted to live with her lover.

A Muslim man can have multiple wives without divorce, but a woman will need to divorce her husband first: HC

The couple was reportedly facing threats from their family members and therefore they moved the High Court seeking protection. The High Court, however, said that under the Muslim law a man can remarry without divorcing his first wife as he is allowed to have four wives but a Muslim woman cannot remarry without taking divorce from her husband. Justice Alka Sarina said that a Muslim woman needs to take divorce from her husband under the Muslim Marriage Act, 1939 to remarry.

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China Blocks Clubhouse After Short-Lived Censorship-Free Discussions

China has blocked Clubhouse, a growing US-based audio-only social media app that has yet to be censored (much to the chagrin of The New York Times) but has been a great place for people in China to have uncensored conversations about topics usually censored in the country.

The blocking of the app comes after residents joined in droves to discuss political topics such as Taiwan’s independence, the Hong Kong security law, and the oppression of Uighurs.

Until Monday, Clubhouse had remained accessible in mainland China without the need for VPN, or other circumvention tools.

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Steam to Officially Launch in China, Bringing Regulation Controls and Censorship

Steam’s upcoming launch of the platform’s version designed exclusively for the Chinese market has some independent local developers worried about what this might mean for their future.

The consequences of the move by the gaming platform’s owner, Valve, could reverberate beyond China.

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WHO Absolves China of Blame for COVID After Visiting Virus Lab for Just 3 Hours

After spending months trying to negotiate the visit, WHO officials largely absolved China of blame for the COVID-19 pandemic after visiting a virus lab in Wuhan for just 3 hours.

Yes, really.

As part of their investigation, World Health Organization scientists visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology, with team member Peter Daszak telling reporters, “We’re looking forward to meeting with all the key people here and asking all the important questions that need to be asked.”

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Read the Alleged Intimate Prison Love Letters Between an Alleged Tiny Female Terrorist and Another ISIS-Supporting Radical

An alleged extremist facing terrorism charges is accused of sending intimate love letters to an ISIS-supporting radical, known as the ‘tiny terrorist’, in jail, a court heard.

Hadashah Sa’adat Khan was arrested on February 25 last year and faces life in prison for a series of terrorism offences, including acting as a conduit between now-jailed American extremist Akram Musleh and other IS members.

The 23-year-old applied for bail at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday, but prosecutors say she remains committed to extremist religious ideology, pointing to jailhouse letters allegedly exchanged with alleged ‘tiny terrorist’ Momena Shoma.

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Mexico Drafts New Bill to Punish Social Media Platforms for Censorship

Mexico could soon have a law to regulate mainstream social media networks to protect free speech. Mexico’s President Andre’s Manuel Lopez Obrado has been critical of social media companies, and even blasted Facebook for indefinitely suspending former President Trump.

The new bill, proposed by the leader of the ruling party, Senator Ricardo Monreal, will amend the federal telecommunications law to give the IFT, the country’s telecom regulator, the mandate to suspend or remove social media accounts — not the Big Tech platform.

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Belgium: Buses Diverted From Brussels Migrant Quarter Over Violence Threat

The Brussels transport company MIVB will change its route in Molenbeek, a neighborhood known for its heavy migrant population, after buses were pelted with stones several times.

According to STIB bus branch, the safety of its drivers could no longer be guaranteed, which logically justified the decision, reports Brussels-based French-language Belgian news portal La Dernière Heure (DH).

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Czech Police Detained Over 7,000 Illegal Migrants in 2020

Czech Rep., Feb 9 (BD) — In 2020, the police detained 7,093 foreigners who were in the Czech Republic illegally, an increase of almost 25 percent compared to 2019. The figure was announced by Czech Police on February 4th via a video press conference. According to Milan Majer, the director of the foreign police, the increase was related to migrants violating the Ministry of Health’s regulations restricting the stay of foreigners due to COVID-19.

The number of illegal migrants trying to enter the Czech Republic through external Schengen borders and airports has decreased significantly, as a result of the introduction of border controls and the ban on foreigners entering without temporary or permanent residence. However, the number of foreigners exceeding their legally permitted period of stay has increased. The largest national groups among those detained were Ukrainians, Moldovans and Georgians, mostly residing in Prague.

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Pope Francis Blames ‘Neo-Liberal Capitalism’ For Spread of Human Trafficking

ROME — Pope Francis has singled out “neo-liberal capitalism” and deregulation of markets as causes of human trafficking despite data that suggest the opposite is true.

In a video-message Monday to participants in the 7th World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking, the pope said that an economy without human trafficking “is an economy with market rules that promote justice, not exclusive special interests.”

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‘Pure Mafia Methods’: Pro-Migration Leftist Protestors Target Swedish Politicians’ Homes

Several Swedish politicians in the municipality of Sundbyberg have made reports to their local police after far-left pro-migrant activists allegedly turned up at their homes to demand migrants be allowed to stay in the area.

Local politicians belonging to the Social Democrats, the Liberals and the Centre Party, said that members of the far-left activist group came to their homes to pressure them to allow migrants to stay in the area despite their apartment contracts being temporary.

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Sweden: ‘Child’ Migrant Stopped at Border is Actually a 60-Year-Old Woman

This woman was just trying to get around coronavirus travel restrictions, but the incident raises the question of how many adult migrants have entered Europe claiming to be children. And how many of them were jihadis? In December, it was revealed that in Sweden, 5,460 of 7,000 of Afghan ‘child migrants’ were actually adults.

“‘Child’ migrant stopped at Swedish border is actually a SIXTY-YEAR-OLD woman,” by Rachel Bunyan, MailOnline, February 4, 2021 (thanks to Henry).

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Trump-Appointed Judge Extends Suspension of Joe Biden’s Illegal 100-Day Deportation Freeze

A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday extended the suspension of Joe Biden’s illegal 100-day deportation freeze.

Biden signed an Executive Order a couple weeks ago putting a “temporary” 100-day freeze on deportations of illegal aliens.

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TX Sheriff Says “It’s Absolutely True” That the Biden Administration Released Illegal Immigrants Into U.S. Without COVID-19 Test

Sheriff AJ Louderback of Jackson County, Texas, told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson on Monday that it was “absolutely true” that the Biden administration has been releasing illegal immigrants into U.S. communities without testing them for COVID-19.

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Video: Tucker Blasts Biden Waiving COVID Tests for Illegals Released Into US

Tucker Carlson blasted the Biden Administration Monday for mandating COVID tests for anyone entering America, EXCEPT for illegal aliens.

Carlson labelled the policy an ‘act of aggression’, and accused Biden of ‘punishing’ Americans by releasing migrants into the country without testing them.

“Tonight we learned that the Joe Biden administration is releasing thousands of foreign nationals living here illegally into American neighborhoods without bothering to test them for the coronavirus,” Carlson announced.

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Facebook Bans All Posts That Claim Coronavirus Vaccines Are Ineffective

Facebook has announced a series of sweeping restrictions that limit the scope of what users are allowed to post about coronavirus vaccines.

Under these new rules, the following claims are now banned:

  • Claims that “vaccines are not effective at preventing the disease they are meant to protect against”
  • Claims that “COVID-19 is man-made or manufactured”
  • Claims that “it’s safer to get the disease than to get the vaccine”
  • Claims that “vaccines are toxic, dangerous, or cause autism”

These rules would seemingly prohibit posts about a wide range of newsworthy coronavirus stories.

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Facebook Bans Conversations Saying Coronavirus Came From a Lab After Consulting With WHO

Facebook has announced that it will ban claims that coronavirus is manmade. The announcement sparked legitimate concerns from freedom of speech advocates.

In a blog post, Facebook said it would ban “misinformation” on all vaccines and then went on to say that claims the virus came from a lab are now also banned on the platform.

The source of the virus is still unknown.

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He Wants to Save Classics From Whiteness. Can the Field Survive?

Dan-el Padilla Peralta thinks classicists should knock ancient Greece and Rome off their pedestal — even if that means destroying their discipline.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/9/2021

  1. “COVID-19 Damaged Children’s Education More Than WWII, Claims Czech Minister” I’m ashamed for her…
    Besides, it’s not COVID that’s damaging our children’s education, it’s her and the rest of the government.

  2. Who here calls Putin “White Tsar”?
    (He really looks like a white worm)

    Putin submitted to the State Duma the charter of the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
    The decision to adopt the charter must be formalized in the form of a federal law

    In August last year, the head of state instructed to formalize Russia’s membership in the IOM. Putin also instructed the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labor of Russia to “ensure effective participation of the Russian Federation in the work” of this international organization.
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    Poor Africans!
    In this video, a black man cries that he can no longer live in the Russian winter and asks to be returned home.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPnEK9_G4X4

    I can’t be here any longer … How cold it is (obscene) … What am I doing here in Russia? Open the borders, please! (obscene) I want to go home (wipes away tears).

  3. COVID-19 mRNA Shots Are Legally Not Vaccines
    Then whatever governmental entity that would mandate the mRNA injection would be party to the fraud and legally liable for any and all damages, including the death of the recipient of the injection.
    So the only true vaccine is the AstraZeneca vaccine that Johnson & Johnson is working on. The FDA reports that the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine is only 70% +/- 5%, significantly less than the mRNA potions that were made with aborted fetal material. Now I wonder if the FDA, as with CDC and NIH are all in this charade and scam together.
    It would seem that Truth now has a price tag that many do not care to pay but in the name of cost-effectiveness will settle for the bargain-priced ‘reliable’ information.

    • I had the AstraZeneca jab a couple of weeks ago; the leaflet I was given states that it it was produced in genetically modified human embryonic kidney cells. Since this involved no harm to living humans, I have no problem with that; my own body has been bequeathed to medical research.

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