Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/19/2021

A leader of the Flemish separatist party Vlaams Belang called for civil disobedience if the Belgian government makes good on its threat to set the COVID curfew at 8pm. Meanwhile, police in Ontario busted an illegal lockdown-violating party attended by 20 guests.

In other news, President Biden stumbled three times going up the steps to Air Force One, at one point falling down completely.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Fitch: Polish GDP Growth Forecast for 2021 Increased to 4.1 Percent
 
USA
» “Girl of the Week” — Current Aide Accuses Cuomo of ‘Ogling’ Her Body, Gazing Down Her Shirt
» Biden’s Foreign Policy Disaster in Alaska With China Was Worse Than Initially Reported — With Video
» Biden Fires Staffers for History of Smoking Weed, Ignore Crack Smoking Hunter, Pot Smoking Kamala
» Bill Gates Does Reddit AMA, Dodges Questions About Meetings With Jeffrey Epstein
» Breaking: Democrats Go Full Marxist! Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) Introduces Resolution to Expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) From Congress
» Breaking: Twitter Locks Marjorie Taylor Greene Out of Her Account on Day Democrats Are Moving to Expel Her From Congress
» CDC Shortens Social Distancing Guidelines for Students to 3 Feet
» DC Circuit Judge Silberman Calls for SCOTUS to Allow Lawmakers to Sue Biased News Media Who Defame Them
» Desantis Slams Lockdowns: “Florida’s Approach Was the Proper Approach”
» Elizabeth Warren Faces Criticism for Calling Filibuster Racist After Using it Last Year to Block Black Senator’s Bill
» Fauci Claims Babies, Toddlers Need to be Vaccinated for Herd Immunity; Touts 2022 as Viable Timeline
» FBI Crime Stats Prove “White Supremacy” Not Responsible for Hate Crime Threat to Asians
» House Shoots Down Resolution to Remove Swalwell From Intelligence Committee Over His Relationship With Chinese Spy
» Judge Rules Some Ghislaine Maxwell Details Too “Sensational and Impure” To be Revealed to the Public
» Man Faces Hate Crime Charge in Florida Church Arson Attack
» Mayor De Blasio Tells NYPD to Pay People Home Visits for “Hurtful” Comments
» Medical Experts Tell the New York Times They Don’t Know Where the 6-Foot Social Distance Rule Came From and That it’s Not “Sensical”
» National Review Prevails Against Michael Mann
» Newsom Sparks Anger With Claim He is “Living Through Zoom School” When His Kids Have Been in-Person Since November
» Nutty Professor Tells Students Not to Cite Conservative Outlets, Says to Use ‘Reliable Sources’… Like CNN
» President Biden Stumbles Badly, Falls Ascending Steps to Air Force One
» Prominent Critical Race Theory Proponents Seize on Georgia Mass Shooting to Attack Southern Baptists
» Texans QB Deshaun Watson Now Facing Lawsuits From Seven Women Alleging Sexual Misconduct
» Video: CNN Triggered Red State Voters Don’t Want COVID Vaccine Despite Trump Endorsement
» Virginia House Candidate Calls for Ralph Northam’s Arrest Following Cuomo-Like Nursing Home Revelations
» Virginia Teachers Plot to Dox and Hack Websites of Parents Who Oppose “Critical Race Theory”
» White House Says Biden is ‘Quite Busy’ After Putin Invites President for ‘Live’ Chat
» WHO Insider Blows Whistle on Gates and GAVI
 
Canada
» Canadian Father Jailed After Refusing to Refer to His Biological Daughter as a Boy
» Spa Threatened With $100,000 a Day in Fines — Boho Owner Says Microblading Safer Than Walmart
» Toronto Police Bust Illegal 20-Person Party in King West
 
Europe and the EU
» “Enough is Enough” — Flemish Official Calls for Civil Disobedience if Belgium Imposes New Curfew
» Biden Sides With EU Against Britain on Northern Ireland, Backs Internal UK Borders
» Hungary is the Second Most Vaccinated EU Nation for COVID-19 After Malta
» Hungary Looks to Create New Right-Wing Political Group Inside EU
» Italy Spearheads Europe’s Return to AstraZeneca Vaccine
» More Than 10,000 Suspected Modern Slavery Victims in UK Last Year
» The EPP Chose Mass Immigration and Left-Wing Values, Writes Hungarian Minister About Fidesz Leaving the Group
» ‘There is an Arrogance in the Way Western Journalists Write About Hungary’ Says British-Hungarian Author
» UK: Conservative MP Calls for Report Linking Historic Sites to Slavery to be ‘Shredded’
» UK: ISIS Bride Joined Terror Group Because She ‘Didn’t Feel Loved as a Child’
» UK: Manchester Police Find 809 Rape Gang Predators, Launch New Grooming Unit
» Video: UK Announces Vaccine ‘Certificates’, Says They Are Not Vaccine Passports
 
Russia
» Putin Challenges Biden to a Debate After “Killer” Comment
 
Caucasus
» Georgian Nurse Dies After Allergic Reaction After Receiving AstraZeneca Vaccine
 
Far East
» Top NATO Scientist Found Spying for China
 
Australia — Pacific
» Albanese Office Was ‘Regularly Harrassed’ By Extinction Rebellion Protesters
» Extinction Rebellion Protest Causes Traffic, Tram Chaos on Flinders Street in Melbourne CBD
 
Immigration
» Border Walls Built More Than Ever Across the World
» France: Moroccan Migrant With 15 Fake Identities, Suspected of 44 Crimes Gets Extended Jail Sentence
» Texas Officials “Blindsided” As Feds Dump 700 Child Migrants in Oil Worker Camp
 
Culture Wars
» Alabama House Passes Bill Barring Transgender Athletes From Women’s Sports
» Biden Administration Moves to Reinstate Planned Parenthood Funding Cut Off by Trump
» Exclusive Update: Stripe Payment Processor Bans Fundraiser for Mother Who Had Son Taken Over Maskless Facebook Photo
» The Media is Institutionally Racist Against White People
 

Fitch: Polish GDP Growth Forecast for 2021 Increased to 4.1 Percent

The Fitch Ratings agency increased its forecast of Poland’s GDP growth in 2021 from 3.3 percent to 4.1 percent but has decreased the forecast for 2022 from 5.1 percent to 4.7

“Fitch expects the economy recovery process to be postponed to at least the second quarter when private consumption remains low given careful moods in households. Meanwhile, industrial production and to a lesser extent the construction sector, will remain resistant, therefore we have increased the GDP growth forecast for 2021 by 0.8 percentage points compared to December,” Fitch wrote in its latest report.

The agency explained that delayed demand and investments supported by the European Recovery Fund and the Multiannual Financial Framework will increase GDP growth to 4.1 percent in 2021 and 4.7 percent in 2022.

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

“Girl of the Week” — Current Aide Accuses Cuomo of ‘Ogling’ Her Body, Gazing Down Her Shirt

Update (1700ET): Minutes before 1700ET on a Friday afternoon, the NYT dropped the latest scoop about a Cuomo staffer accusing him of sexual harassment. But this time, the accuser is somebody who still works in the governor’s orbit.

Alyssa McGrath, an employee of the governor’s office, reportedly described to the NYT a series of unsettling interactions with the governor, telling the New York Times that the governor would “ogle her body, remark on her looks, and make suggestive comments to her and another executive aide.”

The 33-year-old McGrath is the first current aide to speak out against the governor. The other 7 accusers shared stories of behavior that transpired a few years ago, stretching back to the year 2000.

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

Biden’s Foreign Policy Disaster in Alaska With China Was Worse Than Initially Reported — With Video

Yesterday’s meeting with China in Alaska was even worse than first reported.

The Chinese destroyed the Biden gang. They know they are weak and led by a senile old man.

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

Biden Fires Staffers for History of Smoking Weed, Ignore Crack Smoking Hunter, Pot Smoking Kamala

Joe Biden has fired dozens of young White House staffers over their past marijuana use despite having a crack addict son and selecting a Vice President who openly admitted to smoking marijuana in the past.

Biden has suspended and asked for the resignations of dozens of White House staffers for smoking marijuana, including those who smoked it in states where was legalized. This comes after the Biden Administration informally told staffers that they would not be punished for their history of smoking marijuana and that they were “much more flexible than previous administrations.”

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

Bill Gates Does Reddit AMA, Dodges Questions About Meetings With Jeffrey Epstein

Bill Gates took to Reddit for an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session on Friday, where he answered all sorts of questions about vaccines, fake meat, and his favorite Mortal Kombat fighter (he’s never played).

One question he completely ignored, however, concerned his relationship with notorious and now-dead pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein — who he met with at least six times, including visits to Epstein’s recently-soldManhattan mansion on “multiple occasions,” staying at least once into the night, according to the New York Times.

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

Breaking: Democrats Go Full Marxist! Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) Introduces Resolution to Expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) From Congress

Democrat Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) introduced legislation on Friday to expel Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from Congress!

Of all the crooks and criminals in the US Congress Democrats are pushing legislation to expel a woman who has committed no crimes or unethical acts!

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

Breaking: Twitter Locks Marjorie Taylor Greene Out of Her Account on Day Democrats Are Moving to Expel Her From Congress

UPDATE: Twitter claimed that the suspension was an “accident” on Friday afternoon.

Twitter has locked Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene out of her Twitter account on the day that Democrats are introducing a resolution to overturn the will of voters and expel her from Congress.

A spokesperson for Greene confirmed that she is locked out of the account for 12 hours for unspecified “repeated violations.”

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

CDC Shortens Social Distancing Guidelines for Students to 3 Feet

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that it is revising its social distancing guidelines for children in school, shortening the distance from six feet to three feet.

The recommendation applies to all communities, regardless of spread in the area, the CDC said.

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

DC Circuit Judge Silberman Calls for SCOTUS to Allow Lawmakers to Sue Biased News Media Who Defame Them

In a dissenting opinion on Christiana Tah and Randolph McClain v. Global Witness Publishing, In, et al (2019), District of Columbia (DC) Circuit Judge Silberman has called for the Supreme Court to overturn New York Times v. Sullivan (1964) — a landmark decision which restricts the ability of public officials to sue for defamation and requires them to prove “actual malice” by showing that defendants knew a defamatory statement was false or that they were reckless in deciding to publish the statement without investigating its accuracy.

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

Desantis Slams Lockdowns: “Florida’s Approach Was the Proper Approach”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed lockdowns as a “failed approach,” recalling his state’s experience with COVID and its successful efforts in dealing with the pandemic.

In an interview with Fox News‘ Laura Ingraham on Thursday, the Republican governor called efforts to lock down businesses and societies “absolutely destructive.”

“Not only has it been absolutely destructive to those societies [that implemented it],” DeSantis said, “the COVID results per capita have been worse in places like New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania.”

According to Fox News, DeSantis recently met with the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration, a consortium of epidemiologists whose proposed strategy of “focused protection” contrasts with policies enacted by Democratic governors and federal health authorities to combat the virus.

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

Elizabeth Warren Faces Criticism for Calling Filibuster Racist After Using it Last Year to Block Black Senator’s Bill

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is facing criticism after she called the Senate filibuster racist, despite using as recently as last year to block a bill put forward by Republican Sen. Tim Scott (SC).

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

Fauci Claims Babies, Toddlers Need to be Vaccinated for Herd Immunity; Touts 2022 as Viable Timeline

Dr Anthony Fauci has claimed that in order for herd immunity against coronavirus to be reached in the US, children and even babies will have to be vaccinated.

Speaking during a Senate hearing, the chief medical adviser to the Biden administration said “I think we should be careful about wedding ourselves to this concept of herd immunity because we really do not know precisely, for this particular virus, what that is.”

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

FBI Crime Stats Prove “White Supremacy” Not Responsible for Hate Crime Threat to Asians

FBI crime statistics debunk the media’s narrative that white people represent the biggest violent crime threat to Asians, with figures showing whites significantly underrepresented in crime stats compared to their per capita population.

Since the killing of six Asian women who worked in massage parlors in Atlanta, the media has amplified the false narrative that “white supremacy” is to blame.

They hyped this explanation despite the fact that the attack had nothing whatsoever to do with race and despite two white women also being killed during the shooting.

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

House Shoots Down Resolution to Remove Swalwell From Intelligence Committee Over His Relationship With Chinese Spy

The House has rejected a resolution to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell from the Intelligence Committee over his relationship with Chinese spy and honeypot Christine Fang.

It has been reported that Swalwell had an intimate relationship with the spy, showcasing his dangerously poor judgement.

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

Judge Rules Some Ghislaine Maxwell Details Too “Sensational and Impure” To be Revealed to the Public

Authored by Jerry Lambe via LawAndCrime.com

A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday ruled on a series of redactions proposed by Ghislaine Maxwell and prosecutors regarding a compilation of transcripts submitted under seal by the government last month.

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

Man Faces Hate Crime Charge in Florida Church Arson Attack

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of setting a Florida church on fire last year is facing a federal hate crime charge, prosecutors announced Thursday.

A federal grand jury in Orlando returned an indictment Wednesday against Steven Shields, 24, of Dunnellon, according to court records. He’s charged with using fire to commit a felony and intentionally damaging religious property, a hate crime charge that falls under the Church Arson Prevention Act.

He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the hate crime and a mandatory minimum of 10 years if convicted of the fire charge. He also faces state arson and burglary charges.

According to the indictment, Shields intentionally set fire last July to the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, about 80 miles (about 130 kilometers) north of Orlando

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

Mayor De Blasio Tells NYPD to Pay People Home Visits for “Hurtful” Comments

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says NYPD officers should pay people home visits if they engage in “hurtful” behavior to others even if the action isn’t criminal.

What could possibly go wrong?

“Even if something is not a criminal case, a perpetrator being confronted by the city, whether it’s NYPD or another agency, and being told that what they’ve done was very hurtful to another person — and could, if ever repeated, lead to criminal charges — that’s another important piece of the puzzle,” de Blasio told reporters.

The Mayor failed to define precisely what he meant by “hurtful,” but since he framed it in the context of non-criminal behavior, he can only be referring to mean words.

De Blasio urged officers to “confront” people to tell them their behavior is “not appropriate,” urging alleged victims to make more reports to authorities.

He then even suggested that cops, instead of responding to actual crimes, should visit New Yorker’s homes to police their speech.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Medical Experts Tell the New York Times They Don’t Know Where the 6-Foot Social Distance Rule Came From and That it’s Not “Sensical”

Discussing the debate over school re-openings, the New York Times reported Tuesday on the origin of the 6-foot social distancing guideline that has been a significant part of most all government COVID-19 policy through the last year.

The paper found that no one is quite sure where the arbitrary number originated, but that science wasn’t really part of it.

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

National Review Prevails Against Michael Mann

The D.C. superior court granted National Review’s motion to dismiss climate scientist Michael Mann’s long-running defamation suit.

More than eight years ago, Mann launched the suit against NR, writing privately that he saw it as an opportunity to “ruin” this “filthy organization.”

The lawsuit stemmed from a blog post on The Corner by Mark Steyn back in 2012 criticizing Mann’s work. The climate scientist threatened a lawsuit unless NR removed the offending post and apologized, which it refused to do. Mann then sued NR, Steyn, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute (Steyn quoted a CEI article in his post).

NR has maintained from the beginning that the post is not defamatory but is protected opinion, and that, besides, there’s no way NR could have had malice when the post wasn’t reviewed ahead of time and was posted by a nonemployee.

The court today accepted the latter argument, meaning the suit still stands against Steyn and CEI.

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

Newsom Sparks Anger With Claim He is “Living Through Zoom School” When His Kids Have Been in-Person Since November

With his recall election looming, California Governor Gavin Newsom has landed himself in controversy again after claiming that he was “living through Zoom school” as a parent even though his children attend an in-person private school.

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

Nutty Professor Tells Students Not to Cite Conservative Outlets, Says to Use ‘Reliable Sources’… Like CNN

A University of Georgia ecology professor has told his students not to cite conservative news sources — saying that they should use ‘reliable’ sources, like CNN and the New York Times, instead.

Screenshots of the instructions for a sustainable energy project assigned by Professor Scott Connelly were obtained by the Young America’s Foundation through their Campus Bias Tip Line.

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

President Biden Stumbles Badly, Falls Ascending Steps to Air Force One

President Joe Biden elicited concern after stumbling twice before eventually falling down on his trip up the long staircase to Air Force One on Friday.

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

Prominent Critical Race Theory Proponents Seize on Georgia Mass Shooting to Attack Southern Baptists

After a writer for The Atlantic posted a circumstantial tweet that attempted to implicate Founders Ministries, a conservative Bible ministry within the Southern Baptist Convention, in the shooting deaths of eight victims in Georgia, prominent proponents of critical race theory joined in.

Robert P. Jones, a progressive author who opposes the efforts of Founders Ministries to cling to biblical authority, posted as “not incidental” the fact that the Georgia massage parlor shooter belonged to a church associated with the group.

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

Texans QB Deshaun Watson Now Facing Lawsuits From Seven Women Alleging Sexual Misconduct

Seven unnamed women have now separately accused Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct or assault, according to copies of civil lawsuits filed in Harris County District Court this week.

According to the lawsuits, four of which were filed Thursday night, the alleged incidents occurred before or during massage sessions between March 30 and Dec. 28 at a variety of locations in the Houston area. The women allege that Watson exposed himself or touched their hands with his genitals. One also accused him of coercing her into performing oral sex, and another claims he kissed her without permission.

Watson broadly denied wrongdoing in a statement posted to social media on Tuesday night, when the first lawsuit was filed, and said he looks forward to “clearing my name.” His attorney, Rusty Hardin, said in a statement Friday that they believe the accusations are “meritless” but are continuing to review them.

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

Video: CNN Triggered Red State Voters Don’t Want COVID Vaccine Despite Trump Endorsement

Earlier this week, CNN reporter Gary Tuchman asked citizens of Boise City, Oklahoma if it’s a good idea to take a COVID-19 vaccine and was clearly upset by their answers.

The citizens of the heavily Republican county are largely opposed to the idea of receiving the experimental gene therapy posing as a vaccine.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Virginia House Candidate Calls for Ralph Northam’s Arrest Following Cuomo-Like Nursing Home Revelations

Jarome Bell, a candidate for U.S. House running in Virginia, has publicly called for the arrest of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, the Democrat who made national headlines for his remarks related to post-birth abortions and for his admission of wearing either Ku Klux Klan robes or blackface in his medical school yearbook.

“Northam, like Cuomo, needs to resign, be arrested, and face murder charges,” said Bell, sharing an article about Northam’s nursing home scandal. “I said this was happening months ago.”

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

Virginia Teachers Plot to Dox and Hack Websites of Parents Who Oppose “Critical Race Theory”

Teachers, parents, education officials, and others in a self-described “anti-racist” Facebook Group are organizing to target parents suspected of disagreeing with “anti-racism” programs in schools in Loudon County, Virginia.

The group wants to gather information on these parents, infiltrate their groups and use hackers to shut down their websites, expose them publicly, and gather donations for all these efforts.

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

White House Says Biden is ‘Quite Busy’ After Putin Invites President for ‘Live’ Chat

The White House seemingly turned down an invitation for a “live” public conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying President Biden is “quite busy” this weekend.

Putin, on Thursday, challenged Biden to an on-air conversation to discuss his latest warning that Putin would “pay a price” following a report containing evidence of attempted Russian interference in the 2020 presidential election. Biden had also agreed that the Russian president was a killer.

Putin told a reporter in Moscow on Thursday that he wanted “to invite President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we actually do it live.”

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

WHO Insider Blows Whistle on Gates and GAVI

OK folks, today you are in for a real treat. We have presented many of the pieces previously, but this will help put them in the proper perspective. That is the phase we are in now. We have the facts, we just need to understand what they mean and interpret them properly.

This is a really important article. It catalyzed my understanding of what the heck is going on. The facts are obvious; the entire response to the global pandemic was facilitated by the World Health Organization. Their recommendations were followed lock-step by virtually every government on Earth.

No one will dispute this fact. The next data point is: Who controls the WHO? Some will dispute this, but the evidence is pretty clear and solid. It is Bill Gates, who became the WHO’s biggest funder when then-President Trump removed U.S. support last year.

What does Gates have to benefit from controlling the WHO? How about the best investment he ever made, with many tens of billions of dollars running through his “nonprofit” GAVI Vaccine Alliance? The maniacal suppression and censorship of any inexpensive natural alternative for COVID-19 makes perfect sense now…

What’s more, Stuckelberger discovered that, in 2017, Gates actually requested to be part of the WHO’s executive board — like a member state — ostensibly because he gives them so much money. Indeed, his funding exceeds that of many individual member states.

Like Stuckelberger says, this is truly incredible — the idea that a single man would have the same power and influence over the WHO as that of an entire nation. It’s a brazen power grab, to say the least. While there’s no evidence that Gates was ever officially granted the status of a member state, one wonders whether he doesn’t have it unofficially…

In the interview, they also highlight the WHO’s role in setting the stage for a global health dictatorship by changing the definition of “pandemic.” The WHO’s original definition, pre-2009, of a pandemic was:

“… when a new influenza virus appears against which the human population has no immunity, resulting in several, simultaneous epidemics worldwide with enormous numbers of deaths and illness.”

The key portion of that definition is “enormous numbers of deaths and illness.” This definition was changed in the month leading up to the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

The change was a simple but substantial one: They merely removed the severity and high mortality criteria, leaving the definition of a pandemic as “a worldwide epidemic of a disease.” This switch in definition is why COVID-19 was and still is promoted as a pandemic even though it, at no point, has caused any excess mortality.

We now have plenty of data showing the lethality of COVID-19 is on par with the seasonal flu. It may be different in terms of symptoms and complications, but the actual lethality is about the same. Yet we’re told the price we must all pay to keep ourselves and others safe from this virus is the relinquishing of our civil rights and liberties.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Canadian Father Jailed After Refusing to Refer to His Biological Daughter as a Boy

A Canadian father has been jailed for refusing to be compelled to refer to his 14-year-old biological daughter as a boy.

A court in British Columbia issued a warrant on March 4 for the man, Robert Hoogland, finding him in contempt of court for continuing to refer to his child as his daughter.

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

Spa Threatened With $100,000 a Day in Fines — Boho Owner Says Microblading Safer Than Walmart

We first met Jessica Downey of Boho Beauty and Microblading, way back in December when reporter Tamara Ugolini featured the salon as part of Rebel News‘ www.IwillOpen.com initiative, showcasing entrepreneurs resisting the COVID closures of their businesses.

Prior to the COVID lockdown, business was brisk for Jessica. But in Ontario, salons and personal care businesses were labeled non-essential and shuttered by health orders. The move was financially devastating for Jessica and her family. She lost 700 appointments over a six month period, was forced to lay off staff, sell her family home and move her family of five into a holiday trailer off the grid four hours away from her shop.

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

Toronto Police Bust Illegal 20-Person Party in King West

You’d think that more than a year of living in some form or another of lockdown would condition the people of Toronto to stay at home when asked — or, at the very least, to avoid big parties (the likes of which have been linked to multiple COVID-19 outbreaks.)

Alas, partiers gunna party, and St. Patrick’s Day is notorious for prompting such people to wear green, go out and get wasted.

At least one Toronto resident has been charged under the Reopening Ontario Act after police busted a “noisy party” in the area of King Street West and Spadina Avenue around 2 a.m. on March 18.

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

“Enough is Enough” — Flemish Official Calls for Civil Disobedience if Belgium Imposes New Curfew

A prominent figure in Belgian politics has vowed he will violate a draconian national curfew currently being considered and says he will encourage citizens to join him in ‘civil disobedience.’

Belgium’s Consultative Committee is scheduled to meet on Friday to discuss current COVID-related measures, including business closures and a curfew that could be set as early as 8 p.m.

Tom Van Grieken, a municipal councilor and chairman of the Flemish nationalist-populist party Vlaams Belang, blasted the proposal to set the curfew even earlier than its current position at midnight.

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

Biden Sides With EU Against Britain on Northern Ireland, Backs Internal UK Borders

U.S. President Joe Biden has appeared to side with the EU as it launches legal action against Brexit Britain, backing its imposition of internal borders between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom.

“President Biden has been unequivocal in his support for the Good Friday Agreement which was a historic achievement and as he said on the campaign trail last year we need to ensure that it does not become a casualty of Brexit,” said a senior White House official on behalf of the anti-Brexit Democrat politician, in comments reported by the Belfast News Letter.

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

Hungary is the Second Most Vaccinated EU Nation for COVID-19 After Malta

Statistics show that the inoculation rate for Covid-19 in Hungary was 14.3 percent, second only to Malta’s 17.49 percent, according to statistics complied by daily Magyar Nemzet. The only other EU member state with a ratio over 10 percent was Denmark at 10.23 percent.

Although Hungary and many other EU nations still have a long way to go in terms of inoculation, Hungary’s initial success is likely related to its decision to embrace Russian and Chinese vaccines after the EU’s vaccination rollout has widely seen as failing.

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

Hungary Looks to Create New Right-Wing Political Group Inside EU

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban said Friday he will soon meet with other right-wing politicians from Poland and Italy to discuss setting up a new nationalist political force in Europe.

In an interview with state radio, the populist leader said he was in touch with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Italian former interior minister Matteo Salvini, whose parties are ideological allies of Orban’s Fidesz.

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

Italy Spearheads Europe’s Return to AstraZeneca Vaccine

Following announcements from the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) that the vaccine is safe, Italy will resume immunizations against COVID-19 with the AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday, Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced.

“The Italian government welcomes the EMA statements. The administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine will resume tomorrow,” Draghi said in a brief statement on Thursday night. “The government’s priority remains to vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible.”

The decision comes after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced its conclusion that it was a “safe and effective” vaccine, Reuters and AFP reported.

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

More Than 10,000 Suspected Modern Slavery Victims in UK Last Year

The Home Office has reported more than 10,000 suspected cases of modern slavery in the UK last year, though the effects of lockdown mean that the figure could be even higher.

The statistics published on Thursday revealed that there were 10,613 potential cases of modern slavery detected in 2020, only slightly lower than in 2019, when 10,616 cases were identified.

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

The EPP Chose Mass Immigration and Left-Wing Values, Writes Hungarian Minister About Fidesz Leaving the Group

The inevitable has happened: Hungary’s ruling Fidesz has left the European People’s Party (EPP) two weeks after having left the group’s European Parliament faction, Fidesz Vice-President and Minister of Families Katalin Novak announced in a tweet on Thursday.

“I hereby notify the Presidency of the European People’s Party that Fidesz—Hungarian Civic Union no longer wishes to maintain its membership in the European People’s Party, and thus resigns according to article 9 of the statutes,” read the letter addressed to EPP Secretary General Antonio López-Istúriz White and signed only as “Fidesz International Secretariat”.

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

‘There is an Arrogance in the Way Western Journalists Write About Hungary’ Says British-Hungarian Author

Western media often condemns Hungary based on incomplete information and that is why every now and then British-Hungarian author Tibor Fischer will write articles in defense of his ancestors’ country, news and opinion portal Mandiner wrote in an interview.

“There is a kind of arrogance in the way Western journalists write about Hungary. They come to Budapest for a weekend and then make summary judgments in their writings,” Fischer said in the interview. The 61-year-old Fischer, born in Stockport, is the son of Hungarian handball players who emigrated to the United Kingdom after the failed 1956 anti-Soviet uprising and settled in London. He grew up in London and studied Latin and French at Peterhouse, Cambridge.

The author believes that the Hungarian government is so popular for a reason and that reports about the demise of democracy in Hungary are false.

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UK: Conservative MP Calls for Report Linking Historic Sites to Slavery to be ‘Shredded’

A leading Conservative MP has said that a report by Historic England tying historical sites to slavery should be “shredded”.

“I first thought it should be shelved, I now think it should be shredded,” said Sir John Hayes, who leads the ‘Common Sense’ faction of Conservative MPs, which was “formed to speak for the silent majority of voters tired of being patronised by elitist bourgeois liberals whenever issues such as immigration or law and order are raised” and is a major voice for social conservatism and lockdown scepticism within Boris Johnson’s party, which is increasingly focused on liberal elite issue like climate change and the green agenda.

“It has no use whatsoever and it’s indicative of an organisation that needs to be brought to order,” said Sir John of the publicly-funded organisation.

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UK: ISIS Bride Joined Terror Group Because She ‘Didn’t Feel Loved as a Child’

Shamima Begum, one of three British schoolgirls who ran away to Syria to marry Islamic State militants, said she joined the terror group because she did not feel loved by her mother and begged for a “second chance” and to be allowed to return to the UK.

Begum, who left the United Kingdom in 2015 aged 15 and married a Dutch jihadist, is oneof several Islamic State brides from the West barred from returning home who featured in the documentary The Return: Life After ISIS, which premiered at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday night.

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UK: Manchester Police Find 809 Rape Gang Predators, Launch New Grooming Unit

A new child sexual exploitation unit in Manchester, England, has been launched after years of failure on so-called “grooming” rape gangs.

The Greater Machester Police (GMP) Force Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Unit, according to an official statement released on March 18th to mark National CSE Awareness Day, will be comprised of of 54 police officers and staff with “dedicated specialist skills and resources [for] investigating large scale and complex CSE investigations.”

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Video: UK Announces Vaccine ‘Certificates’, Says They Are Not Vaccine Passports

The UK government Culture Secretary announced Thursday that “Covid-19 certification” is coming to enable people to attend sports events and go to theatre performances, but in the same breath denied that COVID passports are being introduced.

Appearing on Sky News, Oliver Dowden said that the government is trialling a system to ensure those who can prove they have taken a vaccine will be able to attend mass gatherings.

“We will be testing whether we can use Covid-19 certification to help facilitate the return of sports,” Dowden said, adding it will “help the return of the things that we love.”

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Putin Challenges Biden to a Debate After “Killer” Comment

Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged President Biden to a debate after the U.S. president called Putin a “killer.”

“I’ve just thought of this now,” Putin told a Russian state television reporter. “I want to propose to President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it basically live, as it’s called. Without any delays and directly in an open, direct discussion. It seems to me that would be interesting for the people of Russia and for the people of the United States.”

Biden called Putin a “killer” during an interview with ABC News host George Stephanopoulos.

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Georgian Nurse Dies After Allergic Reaction After Receiving AstraZeneca Vaccine

A Georgian nurse who went into anaphylactic shock after receiving the first dose of the British AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has died, leading to fears that many locals will now be wary of being inoculated against the virus.

On Thursday, 27-year-old nurse Megi Bakradze received her first jab of the coronavirus vaccine. Despite never displaying an allergic reaction to other injections, such as her regular flu shot, Bakradze developed an anaphylactic reaction. A day later, the nurse from the small city of Akhaltsikhe died.

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Top NATO Scientist Found Spying for China

A NATO scientist from Estonia has been sentenced to three years in prison for working as a Chinese spy since 2018.

Tarmo Kõuts is well-known in the Estonian scientific community for his research. He, along with an alleged accomplice, had been recruited by China’s Intelligence Bureau of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission in 2018, according to an official from KAPO, Estonia’s counterintelligence service.

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Albanese Office Was ‘Regularly Harrassed’ By Extinction Rebellion Protesters

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has singled out Extinction Rebellion protesters who he says “regularly harassed” staff and occupied his office, as he sympathised with outgoing MP Nicolle Flint’s experiences of abuse in parliament.

“Nicolle Flint was subject to terrible treatment. I must say the people who have been named — and some of them seem to be proud of their work — in Extinction Rebellion; they were occupying my office every week and harassing staff,” he said.

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Extinction Rebellion Protest Causes Traffic, Tram Chaos on Flinders Street in Melbourne CBD

Two men have been charged after climate activists brought a major Melbourne intersection to a standstill, throwing the city’s traffic and public transport into chaos.

Protesters parked a truck with the slogan “doing nothing risks everything” emblazoned on the side on the tram tracks at the intersection of Flinders and Swanston streets on Friday morning.

The pair, both from Williamstown in the city’s west, were charged on Friday afternoon following the protests.

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Border Walls Built More Than Ever Across the World

The world has now more border walls than ever before and there are no signs that this trend will slow, reads a report co-authored by three independent European research centers.

The contemporary trend can even be referred to as “the walling of the world”, according to Damien Simonneau, researcher at the Collège de France and author of L’Obsession du Mur.

From just six in 1989, there are nearly 63 physical walls today, according to the report co-authored by the Dutch think-tank Transnational Institute, the Center Dela’s d’Estudis per la Pau in Barcelona, and the German group Stop Wapenhandel.

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France: Moroccan Migrant With 15 Fake Identities, Suspected of 44 Crimes Gets Extended Jail Sentence

A 33-year-old Moroccan migrant suspected of 44 crimes across at least 15 fake identities has been sentenced to an extra year in prison after spitting at French prison officials.

The 33-year-old is said to have spat at officers in order to be moved to solitary confinement at a prison in Nanterre because he could not stand his cellmate, who had previously thrown one of his meals into the garbage as well as assaulted him by scratching his face.

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Texas Officials “Blindsided” As Feds Dump 700 Child Migrants in Oil Worker Camp

Officials in Texas say they were “blindsided” by the Biden administration’s decision to put hundreds of ‘child migrants’ in a man camp normally occupied by oil and gas workers in Midland.

Buses carrying ‘unaccompanied minors’ began arriving in the central Texas city with little forewarning, according to State Senator Kel Seliger.

“This decision by the Biden Administration was sprung on Midland County literally overnight,” Seliger stated on social media. “Buses began arriving late Sunday evening.”

“What I have been told is this issue was shopped around other Texas cities. But at no point was there a discussion between the Biden Administration and local Midland officials. It was a one-sided decision and for that I am furious.”

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Alabama House Passes Bill Barring Transgender Athletes From Women’s Sports

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill requiring K-12 athletes to join teams based on the biological sex listed on their birth certificates.

The state House approved the bill with a 74-19 vote after Republicans ended a Democratic filibuster.

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Biden Administration Moves to Reinstate Planned Parenthood Funding Cut Off by Trump

The Biden administration plans to rewrite a policy instated by former President Donald Trump that stopped federal family planning funding from going to Planned Parenthood and other clinics referring patients to abortion.

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Exclusive Update: Stripe Payment Processor Bans Fundraiser for Mother Who Had Son Taken Over Maskless Facebook Photo

On Thursday, the Gateway Pundit reported on a mother’s desperate plea for help from the public after her son was taken from her over a photo she had posted on Facebook without a mask.

Included in the report was a fundraiser on the Christian donation platform GiveSendGo, so that Melanie Joseph could raise the money needed to fight back.

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The Media is Institutionally Racist Against White People

There’s absolutely no proof that ‘white people’ as a race are responsible for a rise in hate crimes against Asians.

They’re so desperate to create that myth, they even need to fake stories about mass shootings.

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/19/2021

  1. The Cloward-Piven Strategy was an example of what are commonly called Trojan Horse initiatives — mass movements whose outward purpose seems to be providing material help to the downtrodden, but whose real objective is to draft poor people into service as revolutionary foot soldiers; to mobilize poor people en masse in an effort to overwhelm government agencies with a flood of demands beyond the capacity of those agencies to meet. Cloward and Piven calculated that the flood of demands which they were recommending would break the budget, jam the bureaucratic gears into gridlock, and bring the system crashing down.

    Fear, turmoil, violence and economic collapse would accompany such a breakdown — providing perfect conditions for fostering radical change. That was the theory.

  2. Polish American who dares to open her pizzeria in Michigan gets arrested by the police. I guess the Michigan donut eaters have all regular street crime solved and have time to bust a business woman refugee from Communist Poland who came to the USA for freedom. I wonder how long the Michigan lock down would last if the cops stopped getting paid?

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