Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/20/2021

Anti-lockdown protests associated with the Worldwide Rally for Freedom occurred today all over the world in locations too numerous to mention, including Calgary, Montreal, Scotland, Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Berlin and other German cities, Switzerland, Melbourne, and various cities in the USA. Meanwhile, police busted illegal parties in Edinburgh and Jamaica.

In other news, Mediterranean countries are demanding that illegal migrants be distributed throughout the EU.

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

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USA
» “Dominoes Are Falling”: Under Legal Pressure, Minnesota Gov. Walz Removes Church Attendance Limitations
» “Too Late, Degenerate”: Candace Owens Responds to Cardi B Deleting Photoshopped Tweets
» Barack Obama: Leader of the 5-Year Anti-Trump Coup Attempt
» Care Homes Were ‘Petrified’ By Cuomo’s 2020 Order to Take in Crowds of COVID-19 Patients, Exec Says
» Child Suicide is Becoming an ‘International Epidemic’ Amid Restricted Pandemic Life, Doctors Warn
» Cope: White House Says Biden Fell Repeatedly Because it Was ‘Pretty Windy Outside’ (it Wasn’t)
» Flashback: Media Questioned Trump’s Health for Slow Walk, Now Silent on Biden’s Fall
» GOP Lawmaker Demands Answers on Vaccine Distribution After US Troops Report Canceled Appointments
» Gunfire Kills 1, Wounds 5 at Illegal Philadelphia Gathering
» Illegal Club in Manhattan Shut Down for the Second Time This Year
» Instagram Deletes Post of President Biden Falling Up the Stairs Under Its “Violence and Incitement” Policy
» Judge Rules New York Times Used “Actual Malice” When it Accused Project Veritas Report of Being “Deceptive”
» Keyboard App Creator Says Apple Used Its Power to Crush Its Progress
» Leftist Greenwald Auditions for Fox News Gig
» Media Misrepresentation of Atlanta Police Officer’s Comments Lead to Calls for Him to Resign
» Military Has Taken Over Wolstein Center in Ohio to Administer COVID “Vaccines”
» NYT Calls for Facebook to Censor Billions of Users, But Quits Cooking FB Group After Finding Moderating Hard
» Pro-Cuomo Rally, Anti-Cuomo Protest Held in New York City
» Proud Boys Among Several Groups to Lead Rally in Downtown Raleigh
» US Funded Virus Research and Used Outbreak Against US
» Walmart Has Positioned Itself as the Biggest Supporter of Vaccine Passports
» When the Feds Violate the Constitution, Should We Blame the Constitution?
 
Canada
» COVID-19: Calgary Rally Joins Worldwide Anti-Lockdown Protests
» Over 1,000 Montrealers Join Protests Around the World Against Health Restrictions; Four Arrested
» Protest Ban Unconstitutional
 
Europe and the EU
» Corona Demos Not Only in Kassel: Thousands of Europeans Protest Against “Tyranny”
» EU Invites Antisemitic Group With Muslim Brotherhood Ties to Racism Summit
» Germany: Police Clash With Protesters Against Virus Measures
» Huge Anti-Lockdown Protests Break Out in Germany
» Hungarian Foreign Minister Calls Brexit an ‘Enormous Loss’
» Ireland: Six Kegs Seized by Gardai in Edenderry Shebeen Raid
» Italian Media Enraged as French Museum Scraps Roman Numerals
» Judges Restore British Citizenship to Three Adult Islamic State Defectors
» Scotland: Boozy Youths Flock to Edinburgh’s Meadows Despite Lockdown as Cops Called to Scene
» Scotland: Edinburgh Anti-Lockdown Protesters Clash With Police as Cops Swarm Meadows
» Scotland: Student Banned From Aberdeen University’s Union for Two Weeks for Writing “Rule Britannia” In Webchat
» Switzerland: Thousands Demonstrate Against COVID-19 Restrictions
» Top Eight COVID Lies
» Trial Begins Into UK Police Officer Charged With Sharing an “Offensive” George Floyd Meme
» UK: COVID: Arrests During Anti-Lockdown Protests in London
» UK: Coronavirus: Protests Should be Allowed During Lockdown, Say 60 MPs and Peers
» UK: Shots Fired at London Police as Met Reveals Over 7,000 Assaults on Officers in One Year
» UK: Thousands March on the Streets of Manchester as Three Large Protests Bring the City Centre to a Halt
 
Far East
» China is Forcibly Taking the Children of Exiled Uighur Muslims and Putting Them Into State Orphanages, Amnesty Report Reveals
» Microsoft Pandered to the CCP to Keep LinkedIn Alive in China, But Now China Demands More Censorship
 
Australia — Pacific
» Hundreds Converge on CBD to Rally Against Restrictions, Vaccine Rollout
» ‘Mini-Tornado’ Rips Through Sydney With City’s Main Dam Set to Spill Today and Flood Hundreds of Homes — as Couple’s Entire House Floats Down a River on What Was Supposed to be Their Wedding Day
 
Latin America
» Jamaica: Police Shut Down Illegal Parties in West Kingston
 
Immigration
» Border Invasion! Over 2,000 Illegals Captured at Joe Biden’s Open Border at Rio Grande Sector on Thursday — in One Day!
» Illegal Immigrant Wanted for Raping 2 Girls Under the Age of 10 is Killed by Texas Cop
» Mediterranean Nations Demand Migrant Distribution Across EU
» Migration: Italian Prosecutors Formally Ask Salvini to Stand Trial
» Texas Gov. Abbott Says Biden’s Migrant Crisis is Now a ‘Humanitarian Disaster’ Amid COVID Outbreak at Hastily Constructed Child Holding Facility Which Has No ‘Usable Running Water’ — While Pelosi Claims the President Has Situation ‘Under Control’
» UK: Farage: Media Ignoring Woman Murdered, Dismembered in Exeter as Suspect is Asylum Seeker
 
Culture Wars
» “A Transgender Person is Now the Reigning Queen” — Biological Male Crowned Miss Silver State USA (Video)
» French EU Minister Insists on Imposing Rule-of-Law Mechanism to Impose LGBT Rights and Abortion on Poland
» Gay and Lesbian Troops Can Now Make Claims of Discrimination
» Gov. Noem Returns Transgender Sports Bill to Legislature for “Style and Form” Changes
» Politically Correct Plan to Rename Father’s Day ‘Special Person’s Day’ Pushed by Activists
» Rapper Lil Mama Says She is Starting a ‘Heterosexual Rights Movement’
» Republican Lawmakers Send Another Letter to Amazon, Demanding Answers on Book Censorship
» Spain Becomes 4th EU Country Allowing Euthanasia
» YouTube Bans Video of Distinguished Doctor Claiming Ivermectin is a Miracle Cure
 

“Dominoes Are Falling”: Under Legal Pressure, Minnesota Gov. Walz Removes Church Attendance Limitations

Under legal pressure, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz rescinded the state’s 50 percent occupancy limitation for religious services on Monday via executive order. Masks and social distancing restrictions are to remain in effect, however.

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

“Too Late, Degenerate”: Candace Owens Responds to Cardi B Deleting Photoshopped Tweets

Political commentator Candace Owens responded on Thursday to rapper Cardi B deleting multiple tweets, including one screenshot alleging Owens had claimed her husband was romantically involved with her brother, and that her husband refused when she “asked to join them.”

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

Barack Obama: Leader of the 5-Year Anti-Trump Coup Attempt

Patrick Byrne reveals former president is the ‘puppeteer’.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Care Homes Were ‘Petrified’ By Cuomo’s 2020 Order to Take in Crowds of COVID-19 Patients, Exec Says

Nursing home management was “petrified” by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s notorious executive order from March 2020 that COVID-19 patients should be treated in long-term care facilities rather than hospitals, a Staten Island care home administrator, Michael Kraus, has shared with Fox News correspondent Aishah Hasnie.

He said he and his colleagues without a moment’s hesitation voiced their concerns, but they fell on the deaf ears of state officials, who instantly turned down the claims.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Child Suicide is Becoming an ‘International Epidemic’ Amid Restricted Pandemic Life, Doctors Warn

The damage we’re inflicting on children is too devastating to be waved away in the name of public health-it’s quickly becoming an emergency in its own right.

Billions of people across the globe continue to live under COVID-19 lockdowns or heavily-restricted life. And for almost all of us, life amid the pandemic in 2020 was an isolating and difficult year. Yet doctors are warning that children, in particular, are experiencing grave mental health consequences as a result of the lockdowns-leading to an “international epidemic” of child suicide.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Cope: White House Says Biden Fell Repeatedly Because it Was ‘Pretty Windy Outside’ (it Wasn’t)

“It’s pretty windy outside. It’s very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Flashback: Media Questioned Trump’s Health for Slow Walk, Now Silent on Biden’s Fall

“Do you see something possibly neurological that could be throwing off his balance?”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

GOP Lawmaker Demands Answers on Vaccine Distribution After US Troops Report Canceled Appointments

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stressed this month that US service members who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine would inadvertently be “part of the problem.” However, at least one overseas US military hospital has reported delayed vaccine shipments, and may cancel appointments outright.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Gunfire Kills 1, Wounds 5 at Illegal Philadelphia Gathering

PHILADELPHIA — Gunfire at an illegal large gathering in Philadelphia killed one person, wounded five others and sent scores of people fleeing, authorities said.

The gunfire erupted around 3:45 a.m. Saturday inside and outside a rental hall adjacent to Hot Pot Cuisine in north Philadelphia’s Nicetown neighborhood, police officials said.

A 29-year-old man was shot 14 times and was pronounced dead minutes later at Temple University Hospital, police said. Three men ages 33, 38, and 41 and a 30-year-old woman were also shot; all were stable at hospitals, police said.

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw told reporters that at least 150 people fled for their lives. She said that such large gatherings are illegal under COVID-19 orders and that police would increase foot, bicycle and foot patrols where large gatherings might occur.

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

Illegal Club in Manhattan Shut Down for the Second Time This Year

NEW YORK — Authorities shut down an illegal bar/club in Manhattan at the same location where they broke up another illegal party in February.

Deputy Sheriffs shut down the unlicensed bar/club located at 1 Harrison Street in TriBeCa at around 11:30 p.m. where they found over 120 people inside.

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

Instagram Deletes Post of President Biden Falling Up the Stairs Under Its “Violence and Incitement” Policy

Instagram has deleted a clip of President Joe Biden falling up the stairs of Air Force One three times, stating that it is “violence and incitement.”

The post was shared by Ashley StClair, a political commentator, along with the caption “Joe Biden vs his biggest opponent yet…stairs.”

“We removed your story because it goes against our Community Guidelines. We created these guidelines to support and protect our community on Instagram,” Instagram stated.

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

Judge Rules New York Times Used “Actual Malice” When it Accused Project Veritas Report of Being “Deceptive”

Writers for the New York Times deceived readers about Project Veritas, a non-profit media group that exposes wrongdoing in powerful institutions, by presenting opinions as facts in their articles, a New York Supreme Court judge decided.

We obtained a copy of the decision for you here.

Project Veritas is suing two NYT writers for defamation in their articles that were presented as factual news, not opinions.

In the ruling, where the NYT motion to dismiss the lawsuit was denied, the judge said that the writers used “reckless disregard” and “acted with actual malice” by denigrating Project Veritas without supporting their claims with actual evidence.

Last year, NYT writers Tiffany Hsu and Maggie Astor made unverifiable claims that a video by Project Veritas about election irregularities in Minnesota was deceptive in five articles. The non-profit journalism group’s lawsuit claims the articles contained falsehoods and defamation.

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

Keyboard App Creator Says Apple Used Its Power to Crush Its Progress

Another day, another small and independent developer wishing to earn a living on Apple’s lucrative App Store is accusing the trillion dollar company of anti-competitive behavior.

And when we say “accusing,” we mean literally — with a lawsuit filed before the Superior Court of California in Santa Clara.

This time it was a pair behind the FlickType app that’s meant to facilitate visually impaired Apple customers use their iPhones, and Apple Watch keyboards by swiping across them.

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

Leftist Greenwald Auditions for Fox News Gig

Tucker Carlson’s Fox show is always worth watching but he is increasingly dependent on a left-winger, Glenn Greenwald, for commentaries. Fox News now has an entire article devoted to Greenwald’s critique of liberal journalists on matters like the Hunter Biden affair. It’s good Greenwald parts ways with the official Democratic Party line and sees the light on these issues. But that doesn’t erase his history of service to anti-American causes. Viewers of Fox deserve the truth.

Greenwald once accepted an award named after Soviet agent I.F. “Izzy” Stone, saying Stone “pioneered what modern journalism ought to be.”

Stone, the uncle of Weather Underground communist terrorist Kathy Boudin, continues to be a hero to the left. The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard offers an annual “I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Media Misrepresentation of Atlanta Police Officer’s Comments Lead to Calls for Him to Resign

Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office is no longer handling public statements for the department after media reports that misrepresented his remarks following the Atlanta spa shooting spree set off a firestorm of criticism.

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

Military Has Taken Over Wolstein Center in Ohio to Administer COVID “Vaccines”

Ohio now has its first federal COVID-19 mass vaccination center. The military has taken over the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio to distribute the mislabeled “vaccines” to the population on a massive scale.

The first FEMA mass vaccination camp site has opened in Cleveland, complete with the full force of the United States military. According to The Akron Beacon, the so-called super vaccination center is the largest of its kind coordinated by the federal government and will be staffed by a combination of Ohio National Guard and Army troops.

The site will attempt to vaccinate 1,500 people with the gene therapies on the first day and then “ramp” up vaccinations by another 1,500 each of the ensuing days until it reaches its capacity of 6,000 a day at the Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State University. For now, the state and the federal government have committed to keeping the center open for eight weeks, but officials indicated Monday that could be extended. They are pulling out all the stops to get people to willingly take this experimental concoction that isn’t even designed to prevent the coronavirus.

How do we know it won’t prevent it? They’ve said so.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NYT Calls for Facebook to Censor Billions of Users, But Quits Cooking FB Group After Finding Moderating Hard

Corporate mainstream media, the New York Times among them, often come after Facebook for not policing and censoring its 2.5+ billion users efficiently and quickly enough.

But the NYT recently found out first hand how easy or hard, and costly, it is to actually “moderate” i.e., herd users and their content inside strictly confined rules.

With the abandonment of NYT’s “Food Only” Facebook group, that appears as having been harder than the paper imagined or would be willing to admit, even when the topic is innocuous enough, and the number of people in a group minuscule compared to all of Facebook.

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

Pro-Cuomo Rally, Anti-Cuomo Protest Held in New York City

Protesters in New York City gathered Saturday at Washington Square to demand the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, while 40 blocks away others held a pro-Cuomo rally on Third Avenue.

A group of mostly women stood outside the governor’s Manhattan office, with signs saying “Gov. Cuomo saved our sanity he keeps us safe!” and “I stand with Cuomo always.”

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

Proud Boys Among Several Groups to Lead Rally in Downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. — About 100 people gathered in downtown Raleigh on Saturday afternoon for a rally that supported police and protested COVID-19 rules in North Carolina.

Among the group were people representing the Proud Boys and REOPEN NC. Speakers voiced opposition toward the COVID-19 vaccine and COVID-19 policies. Those who talked expressed a general pro-law enforcement stance.

Several speakers addressed the crowd in a parking lot through a microphone amid counter protests from a nearby sidewalk. A line of Raleigh police officers separated the groups.

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

US Funded Virus Research and Used Outbreak Against US

Story at-a-glance:

  • The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funded risky gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology as recently as 2019
  • Two U.S. individuals implicated in funding and researching bat coronaviruses with human infection potential are Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the NIAID, and Peter Daszak, Ph.D. Both have also publicly dismissed the possibility of SARS-CoV-2 originating in a lab and have worked to suppress such lines of inquiry
  • As early as March 2020, Fauci knew that up to 90% of positive PCR tests were false positives, yet he said and did nothing. Instead, he fueled the flames of fearmongering, perpetuating the myth that we were in a lethal pandemic
  • The World Health Organization’s commission charged with the investigation of SARS-CoV-2’s origin has dismissed the lab-origin theory. In response, two dozen scientists and policy experts are calling for a truly independent investigation into the virus’ origin
  • Key pieces of research that supports the lab-origin theory — by presenting a highly credible theory for how the virus became so highly adapted for human infection — are coronavirus studies done on mice genetically engineered to express the human ACE2 receptor

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Walmart Has Positioned Itself as the Biggest Supporter of Vaccine Passports

When your actual passport — the one and only, for most people — a super serious piece of document issued by an actual government, based on hard facts like your nationality, place of birth, or long-term place of residence, is no longer enough to allow you to cross borders — what’s happening?

Usually, it’s because there’s a war. Any “boost” will help for sure — that sounds silly, but some people, and it’s no joke, will rely on a US supermarket chain to “boost their credentials” in this area.

Apparently, in the US, the serious business of administering the rushed-to-market Covid vaccines is also being done in Walmart and Sam’s Club stores. But that’s not all folks — now these retail establishments will be allowed to issue Covid “passports” of their own, verifying that the person with their app on their smartphone is eligible to board a plane out of Dodge — or if they must stay, enter school premises.

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

When the Feds Violate the Constitution, Should We Blame the Constitution?

The push for an Article V convention is a hoax. The Globalists who stole the Election want a new Constitution. They are using “getting amendments to rein in the federal government” as a pretext for getting a convention where a new Constitution is sure to be imposed. Madison expressly warned of this stratagem [link].

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

COVID-19: Calgary Rally Joins Worldwide Anti-Lockdown Protests

Demonstrators from across Alberta defied COVID-19 restrictions and gathered at Calgary’s Prince’s Island Park to protest pandemic public health restrictions on Saturday.

The rally joined others across Canada and many more around the world, organized for March 20.

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

Over 1,000 Montrealers Join Protests Around the World Against Health Restrictions; Four Arrested

MONTREAL — Four people were arrested on Saturday during a protest against public health measures put in place by the governments of Montreal and Quebec to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The protesters, who numbered near 1,000 people, first gathered in Place des Festivals before heading towards St-Laurent Blvd., west on St-Joseph, then down Park Ave. before fizzling out near Pine Ave.

The assembled mass was home to a variety of opinions on the pandemic, ranging from those who believe the virus is a hoax to those who believe it’s real but expressed concern over the erosion of civil liberties.

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

Protest Ban Unconstitutional

A BC Supreme Court judge has ruled the COVID-19 public health order prohibiting outdoor protests was unconstitutional.

In a decision Thursday night, released by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson ruled that while the ban on in-person, indoor church services was an infringement on British Columbians’ Charter rights, it was “reasonable and proportionate” under Section 1 of the Charter. But he did not find the same could be said about the the ban on outdoor protests.

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

Corona Demos Not Only in Kassel: Thousands of Europeans Protest Against “Tyranny”

In Kassel, the “lateral thinking” movement can mobilize tens of thousands, but it is not only in this country that people are defending themselves against Corona measures: in Croatia, thousands are protesting against the “tyranny” of the mask requirement and even in Sweden there are reasons to protest.

While one of the largest rallies of the year is taking place in Kassel with more than 20,000 “lateral thinkers” counted by the police, protests are being made in other European countries against measures to contain the corona pandemic. In Amsterdam For example, the police drove participants in an unauthorized protest rally with water cannons from the central square in front of the Reichsmuseum. As the Dutch news agency ANP reported, around 1000 demonstrators were surrounded by emergency services on the edge of the historic canal district, many of them were then taken by bus to areas on the outskirts. Protective masks had previously been distributed to them. There was initially no information about arrests.

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

EU Invites Antisemitic Group With Muslim Brotherhood Ties to Racism Summit

Guest post by Richard Abelson

At the “European Anti-Racism Summit” on Friday March 19, the EU invited a representative of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), which is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, who support the violent “Black Lives Matter” movement and incite against Jewish organizations in the name of “combating hate speech”.

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

Germany: Police Clash With Protesters Against Virus Measures

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters in Germany clashed with police Saturday over coronavirus measures, with officers using water cannons, pepper spray and batons against people trying to break through police barriers, German news agency dpa reported.

Protests against government measures to rein in the pandemic also were reported in several other countries across Europe, including Austria, Britain, Finland, Romania and Switzerland.

More than 20,000 people participated in the protest in the central German city of Kassel, where there also were confrontations between the demonstrators and counter-protesters.

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

Huge Anti-Lockdown Protests Break Out in Germany

Protesters clashed with police in Germany and Croatia and some took to the streets in Switzerland on Saturday as new lockdowns were introduced in France, Poland and Ukraine to battle a third wave of coronavirus.

Police used pepper spray to disperse people protesting against coronavirus curbs in the German city of Kassel in one of the country’s largest such rallies so far this year.

The protest attracted between 15,000 and 20,000 demonstrators, a Kassel police spokesman told AFP, making it one of the largest such rallies so far this year.

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

Hungarian Foreign Minister Calls Brexit an ‘Enormous Loss’

During a webinar address posted on social media, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjartó outlined his country’s priorities in developing a new relationship towards post-Brexit Britain. The tangible emphasis throughout his speech on what he called the “sad news” can be interpreted as an indirect criticism of the circumstances that had led to the departure of the UK from the European Union.

Péter Szijjartó had also emphasized the fact that Hungary has been especially affected by the UK’s departure, as the two countries have in the past seen eye to eye in a number of political issues. They had similar views, for example, on the future of the European Union. The two countries are known to have been vocal opponents to the recent doctrine of “ever closer union”, a federalist approach that would centralize the government of EU member states through nation states handing over legislative powers to Brussels.

[Comment: Hungary should join the Brexit club.]

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

Ireland: Six Kegs Seized by Gardai in Edenderry Shebeen Raid

A suspected shebeen was raided by Gardai in Edenderry co Offaly, where as many as six kegs were seized.

Gardai searched the premises yesterday, following alleged breaches of liqour licensing legislation.

A number of people were seen drinking alcohol when Gardai arrived on the premises. They are to be issued with Fixed Penalty Notices for breaching public health regulations.

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

Italian Media Enraged as French Museum Scraps Roman Numerals

Italian media erupted with anger after it was revealed that a French museum would be scrapping Roman numerals at exhibits after claims that fewer people can understand them.

The Musée Carnavalet, the oldest City of Paris museum, announced earlier this week that it would be scrapping Roman numerals from exhibits, after stating that it would be easier for visitors to understand Arabic numerals, instead.

Italian media reacted angrily to the move, with Massimo Gramellini, writer and vice-director of the newspaper Corriere Della Sera, writing: “This story of Roman numerals represents a perfect synthesis of the ongoing cultural catastrophe: first, things are not taught, then, we eliminate them so that those who don’t know them won’t feel uncomfortable.”

Le Figaro reports that Luciano Canfora, a professor of classics at the University of Bari, blamed “political correctness” for the move, which he called a “general scourge”.

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

Judges Restore British Citizenship to Three Adult Islamic State Defectors

Immigration judges have restored the British citizenship of three British-Bangladeshi Islamic State defectors, one of whom was not even born in the country.

Media coverage of Islamic State defectors stripped of their citizenship — due to having dual nationality or eligibility for another nationality — has focused almost unwaveringly on Shamima Begum, a British-born daughter of Bangladeshi migrants who left for Syria aged 15. However, Begum is by no means the only jihadist recruit seeking to return to Britain from the broken caliphate.

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

Scotland: Boozy Youths Flock to Edinburgh’s Meadows Despite Lockdown as Cops Called to Scene

BOOZY Edinburgh youths flocked to The Meadows despite stay home lockdown orders — as cops were called to the scene.

Officers were called to the park near the city’s Old Town at around 7.15pm earlier tonight.

It came after they were alerted to youngsters flouting Covid restrictions to drink alcohol with pals.

Photos on social media showed dozens of youths at the scene as they were dispersed and sent home by police.

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

Scotland: Edinburgh Anti-Lockdown Protesters Clash With Police as Cops Swarm Meadows

Videos have emerged of protesters arguing with Police Scotland officers at The Meadows this afternoon after a large protest broke out against the country’s ongoing lockdown measures.

Police have currently swarmed the area after Covid denier group “Stand Up Edinburgh” formed a crowd at the park.

In a video shared on social media, the protesters can be heard shouting “It’s an agenda that you are being used to push” at a police officer. Pictures from the scene show multiple police units in attendance at The Meadows.

A woman is also heard accusing both the government, police and NHS of “pushing an agenda,” saying that it part of a “great reset.”

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

Scotland: Student Banned From Aberdeen University’s Union for Two Weeks for Writing “Rule Britannia” In Webchat

A student at Aberdeen University has been banned from attending student union meetings for two weeks after posting “Rule Britannia” during a virtual debate about the British Army recruiting students. The student sees her banning as being punished for patriotism and a disregard of her right to free speech.

The story started after international students raised concerns about the presence of British Army recruiters on campus. 19-year-old student Elizabeth Heverin, in a webchat debate on the issue, wrote: “If the British military makes them feel uncomfortable, why did they come to a British uni?”

Later she wrote, “Rule Britannia,” referencing an old poem written in the 18th century that became a symbol for the British Empire, and mostly associated with the British Navy.

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

Switzerland: Thousands Demonstrate Against COVID-19 Restrictions

Thousands of people have protested in the north-western Swiss town of Liestal against restrictions introduced to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.

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

Top Eight COVID Lies

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, a general practitioner in Cheshire, England, and the author of three books, including “Statin Nation,” has made it his mission to add some balance to the widespread fear-mongering that occurs at the hands of the health care lobby and media.

“In a world where the truth can be, literally, turned upside down, how can you know what to believe, and who to believe?” he asks. His blog attempts to “dig down to find the meaning behind the headlines,” and one of his recent posts centered on COVID-19 and the “impossible things” — some might call them lies — that are being propagated in its name.1

Top Eight COVID Lies…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trial Begins Into UK Police Officer Charged With Sharing an “Offensive” George Floyd Meme

Free speech supporters in the UK are questioning the judicial system and are shocked that a police officer is facing trial for sharing a meme at the same time when another officer has just been let off without a prison sentence for attacking a lone woman as she walked home at night.

A police sergeant in the UK who shared a “grossly offensive” George Floyd meme with friends and colleagues told the court the meme was meant for “cheap laugh” not to offend anyone. But the prosecution argues that the meme was shared at time that it would have offended the black community, even though the meme was shared into a private WhatsApp group.

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UK: COVID: Arrests During Anti-Lockdown Protests in London

Thousands of people have attended anti-lockdown demonstrations in London, after MPs urged the government to allow peaceful protest during lockdown.

Crowds marched from Hyde Park to Westminster, with at least 33 arrests by police, mostly for Covid breaches.

Scotland Yard said the number of people attending Saturday’s demonstrations exceeded expectations.

The Home Office said it was still illegal for people to attend protests under the current coronavirus rules.

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

UK: Coronavirus: Protests Should be Allowed During Lockdown, Say 60 MPs and Peers

More than 60 MPs and peers have written to the home secretary calling for a change in Covid-19 legislation to allow protests to happen during lockdown.

The letter, organised by campaign groups Liberty and Big Brother Watch, says there is a human right to protest.

Under England’s current lockdown regulations, protests are not listed as a “reasonable excuse” for leaving home.

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

UK: Shots Fired at London Police as Met Reveals Over 7,000 Assaults on Officers in One Year

Scotland Yard has described how a shooting could have nearly turned into a murder investigation after an unknown assailant discharged a firearm several times in the direction of London Metropolitan police officers.

The Met revealed on Friday that ten plainclothes officers patrolling Grahame Park Estate in Colindale, Barnet, North London approached six men at around 7 pm on Thursday after a report of a large gathering, likely in contravention of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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UK: Thousands March on the Streets of Manchester as Three Large Protests Bring the City Centre to a Halt

Thousands of people marched on the streets of Manchester this afternoon as several large protests brought the city centre to a halt.

Large groups gathered to show their opposition to violence against women and the new police and crime bill on Saturday.

Black Lives Matter protesters and an anti-lockdown group were also seen within the crowds, which largely congregated in Piccadilly Gardens and St Peter’s Square.

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China is Forcibly Taking the Children of Exiled Uighur Muslims and Putting Them Into State Orphanages, Amnesty Report Reveals

For the report, Amnesty interviewed families who fled persecution and are now seeking refuge in Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey.

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Microsoft Pandered to the CCP to Keep LinkedIn Alive in China, But Now China Demands More Censorship

Apple is that hardware company has been allowed to remain and sell big in China’s vast, to say the least, market — but would it surprise you to learn that out of all major US social media networks, it is only LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft, that is allowed to work in mainland China’s massive and super lucrative online market?

LinkedIn in present where Google (other than third-party ad partners), Facebook, or Twitter, would only dream to be.

What did Microsoft have to do to achieve that? This will not surprise you at all. Microsoft adhered to Beijing’s censorship around a host of issues, and just in general made “sacrifices” in order to continue to operate and make huge money in this market of a billion+ customers.

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Hundreds Converge on CBD to Rally Against Restrictions, Vaccine Rollout

Hundreds of people converged on central Melbourne on Saturday to protest against the coronavirus vaccine rollout and government health policies.

The protesters, part of the Worldwide Rally for Freedom, gathered at Flagstaff Gardens around midday.

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‘Mini-Tornado’ Rips Through Sydney With City’s Main Dam Set to Spill Today and Flood Hundreds of Homes — as Couple’s Entire House Floats Down a River on What Was Supposed to be Their Wedding Day

A ‘potentially life-threatening’ downpour that has flooded rivers and triggered evacuations along the NSW coast has made its way to Sydney.

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Jamaica: Police Shut Down Illegal Parties in West Kingston

The police, last night, shutdown two illegal parties in Western Kingston. Several people were also arrested and several pieces sound system equipment were also seized.

The events took place in Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town.

Patrons, who failed to comply with police instructions to go home, were arrested for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act, under which the country remains under an 8:00 p.m. curfew, as it continues to fight the ongoing community spread of COVID-19. Gatherings of more than 15 people are also illegal under the orders in effect.

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Border Invasion! Over 2,000 Illegals Captured at Joe Biden’s Open Border at Rio Grande Sector on Thursday — in One Day!

Earlier today we posted a report from a trusted source on the border on the enormous number of illegal aliens who were arrested at our US southern border this week.

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Illegal Immigrant Wanted for Raping 2 Girls Under the Age of 10 is Killed by Texas Cop

A child-rape suspect wanted in Arkansas on 11 felony counts, was killed in Arlington, Texas, this week after pointing a gun at police during a traffic stop.

The suspect had previously been deported from the U.S. after similar charges, authorities stated.

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Mediterranean Nations Demand Migrant Distribution Across EU

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The interior ministers of the five Mediterranean countries on the front line of mass migration to Europe want their EU partners to share the burden more equitably.

“We can no longer be punished for our geographical position,” Malta’s Byron Camilleri said Saturday, summing up his position and that of his colleagues from Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Spain after they met in Athens.

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Migration: Italian Prosecutors Formally Ask Salvini to Stand Trial

Italian prosecutors on Saturday formally called for Matteo Salvini, the leader of the right-wing League party, to be tried on kidnapping charges after he stopped more than 100 migrants from landing in the country two years ago.

Salvini’s decision, made when he was Italy’s interior minister, left them stranded at sea until authorities ordered the seizure of the ship and the evacuation of the people on board.

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Texas Gov. Abbott Says Biden’s Migrant Crisis is Now a ‘Humanitarian Disaster’ Amid COVID Outbreak at Hastily Constructed Child Holding Facility Which Has No ‘Usable Running Water’ — While Pelosi Claims the President Has Situation ‘Under Control’

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called the border crisis a ‘humanitarian disaster’ as COVID cases surge among teens held in a hastily constructed federal holding facility for child migrants with no drinkable water.

The detention center in Midland County, currently holding more than 400 youths, was opened on Sunday after federal officials converted a ‘man camp’ for oilfield workers to help handle a massive surge in illegal border crossings, including many unaccompanied minors.

More than 10 percent of the camp’s population has tested positive for COVID-19 and at least one child had to be hospitalized. And on Friday, Texas officials issued a dire warning that well water used at the holding site could be contaminated with arsenic or other toxins.

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UK: Farage: Media Ignoring Woman Murdered, Dismembered in Exeter as Suspect is Asylum Seeker

Nigel Farage has speculated that the case of a woman murdered and dismembered in Exeter is receiving little attention compared to Sarah Everard because the suspect is a migrant and the killing does not help the “anti-police” agenda.

“A 32-year-old woman goes missing. After an extensive police search her body is found. It’s been dismembered into seven different pieces. Some of it is found in the back streets of the city, the rest in nearby woodland.

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“A Transgender Person is Now the Reigning Queen” — Biological Male Crowned Miss Silver State USA (Video)

A transgender (biological male) was crowned Miss Silver State USA this week.

Kataluna Enriquez, a transgender person who was born a biological male, won Miss Silver State USA, the biggest preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada USA pageant, reported FOX 5 Las Vegas.

Enriquez will now go on to compete in Miss Nevada USA and possibly Miss Universe as women are left in the dust.

“Miss Silver was a great experience to me,” Enriquez said. “It was honestly a celebration of women and diversity and a celebration of being your true self.”

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French EU Minister Insists on Imposing Rule-of-Law Mechanism to Impose LGBT Rights and Abortion on Poland

f some people still believe that the new mechanism making the payment of EU funds conditional on the rule of law will only serve to protect the EU’s financial interests, Frenchman Clément Beaune is here to disabuse them of this notion.

Beaune is the voice of the French government in European politics, serving as the secretary of state for European Affairs in France’s foreign affairs ministry. He is also said to be close to Emmanuel Macron, and he was his special adviser on European issues before joining the Castex government in July 2020.

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Gay and Lesbian Troops Can Now Make Claims of Discrimination

Defense Secretary Ash Carter extended equal opportunity protection to sexual minorities at the Pentagon’s fourth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride event Tuesday.

Gay and lesbian troops can now make claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation to the Military Equal Opportunity program, rather than inspectors general, USA Today reports.

According to Carter, what matters in the military is meritocracy. Discrimination has no place, as excluding LGBT troops, especially from serving their country, threatens national security.

“Anything less is not just plain wrong, it’s bad defense policy that puts our future strength at risk,” Carter noted.

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Gov. Noem Returns Transgender Sports Bill to Legislature for “Style and Form” Changes

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem returned a bill that bans transgender athletes from participating in female-only sports competitions to the state legislature on Friday with her “recommendations as to style and form.”

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Politically Correct Plan to Rename Father’s Day ‘Special Person’s Day’ Pushed by Activists

AN EARLY childhood activist has been labelled “offensive” after suggesting Father’s Day be renamed ‘Special Person’s Day’ so kids without dads wouldn’t feel left out.

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Rapper Lil Mama Says She is Starting a ‘Heterosexual Rights Movement’

American rapper Lil Mama announced Thursday she is starting a “heterosexual rights movement” to protest LGBTQ bullying.

“I’m about to start a heterosexual rights movement,” the 31-year-old entertainer said on Instagram.

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Republican Lawmakers Send Another Letter to Amazon, Demanding Answers on Book Censorship

A coalition of Republican members of Congress has sent a letter to Amazon demanding an explanation for the removal of a book critical of some aspects of transgender ideology.

GOP senators sent Amazon a similar letter last month.

The letter, which can be read below, is addressed to Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

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Spain Becomes 4th EU Country Allowing Euthanasia

On Thursday, the Spanish parliament legalized euthanasia in the country with a new law. Out of 350 deputies, 202 voted for the law, and 141 against the proposal, the AFP agency reported. Spain has thus become the fourth country in the European Union that allows citizens to end their lives with the assistance of a doctor.

The passage of the law was one of the goals of the left-wing government of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, while the right-wing parties and the Catholic Church disagreed with the proposal.

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YouTube Bans Video of Distinguished Doctor Claiming Ivermectin is a Miracle Cure

YouTube has banned this video because it goes against the left’s narrative.

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