Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/31/2021

According to the latest polls, a majority of Britons say they support a requirement for “vaccine passports” in order to be able to visit the pub. Meanwhile, police in the UK continue to issue thousands of fines for violations of COVID regulations.

In other news, judicial authorities in upstate New York have charged a 7-year-old boy with rape.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Official Figures Show British Economy Rebounded Stronger Than Thought
» U.S. Adds 517,000 Private-Sector Jobs in March, ADP Says, As Economy Speeds Up
» U.S. Consumer Confidence Rebounds to Highest Levels Since Pandemic, But Americans Remain Concerned About Inflation and Income
 
USA
» 72 Black Executives Joined by Delta, Microsoft in Opposing Georgia Election Law
» Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter and More Partner With Coalition to Promote Tech’s “Progressive” Future
» Anti-Trump Doctor Blames Hate Crimes Committed by Blacks Against Asians on White People
» ASU Dean Writes Book Alleging That Grading Students’ Writing is “White Supremacy”
» Baseball Welcomes Back Fans in Continued Search for ‘Normal’
» Biden Puts Susan Rice in Charge of Effort to Expand Mail-in Voting
» Biden: “I’m Reiterating My Call… to Maintain and Reinstate Their Mask Mandate!”
» Can We Trust America’s COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Statistics?
» COVID-19 Vaccines Likened to ‘Software Updates’ For Your Body
» Democrats’ “Terrorist Insurrection” Narrative Collapses as Most Capitol Rioters Likely Won’t Face Jail Time
» Details Emerge About the Immunity Passport Tech Biden Reportedly Has His Eye On
» Facebook Scrubs Trump Interview With Daughter-in-Law, Threatens New Restrictions
» Facebook Bans Mark Dice From Posting to His Own Page
» Florida Gov Ron Desantis to Issue Executive Order Banning Vaccine Passports
» GoFundMe Shuts Down Fundraiser for Parents Who Were Doxed for Not Supporting Critical Race Theory
» Hillary Attacks ‘Shameless Gun Worshipers’ Who Are Against ‘Sensible’ Control Legislation
» Hundreds of Thousands Flock to Rumble to Watch Trump Interview Censored by Big Tech
» It’s ‘Entirely Possible’ Vaccine Campaigns ‘Will be Used for Massive-Scale Depopulation’: Former Pfizer VP
» Laura Loomer Gets Banned From Payment Processor Stripe in the Middle of Making a Speech About Tech Censorship
» Man Charged With Brutally Beating the 65-Year-Old Asian Woman is Convicted Murderer on Parole
» Man’s Skin Burns, Swells, Then Peels Off in Severe Reaction to Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine
» Mitch McConnell Says Kentucky’s Vacancy Bill is “The Best Way to Go”
» More Than a Third of Americans Are Watching Less Sports Due to Political Messaging
» NY Police Charge 7-Year-Old Boy With Rape
» Pfizer Announces 100% Effectiveness of Vaccine in Trial of Children Ages 12 to 15
» Reaction to COVID-19 Vaccine Caused Man’s Skin to Peel Off: Doctors
» Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: COVID Vaccine Mandate Violates Federal Law
» Texas Lawmakers Move to Ban Critical Race Theory From Public Classrooms
» Twitter Censors CDC Advisor and Harvard Medical School Professor, Martin Kulldorff
» Video: Florida’s Ron Desantis Announces Executive ‘Action’ Against Biden Vaccine Passports
» Video: Biden’s Handlers Shout at Reporters to Get Out of Oval Office
» West Virginia Launches Massive Push for School of Choice, Helping Parents Pay for Private or Homeschool Education
» YouTube Unveils Hide Feature After Americans Mass-’Dislike’ Biden Videos
» YouTube Staff Want the Platform to Delete 2014 Rap “Meet the Flockers” After Recent Anti-Asian Sentiment
 
Europe and the EU
» AstraZeneca Rebrands COVID-19 Vaccine After Public Becomes Aware of Its Dangerous Side Effects
» Czechia Wants Faster EU Enlargement, Says Foreign Minister Petricek
» Dr. Mike Yeadon: The Devastating Impacts of the COVID Vaccine
» England’s Archbishop Defends Free Speech After Mohammed Cartoons Protests
» France’s Right-Wing Considers Macron’s Law Against Islamic Separatism Too Weak
» France: Whites Should be ‘Silent’ When Racism is Discussed, Demands Deputy Mayor of Paris
» Greta Thunberg Statue Unveiled at UK University Labeled “Vanity Project”
» It Never Ends… UK: People Over 70 to Get a Third Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine
» Polish Footballers Shouldn’t Kneel for BLM, Says Head of Polish Football Association
» Poll: Clear Majority of Brits Support ‘Vaccine Passports’ to Go to the Pub
» Professional Anti-Racists Angry After Expert Report Concludes UK is Not ‘Institutionally Racist’
» Salvini to Meet With Morawiecki and Orban in Budapest to ‘Build the Future of Europe’
» Sweden: Father of Terror Victim Ebba Akerlund Says He Was Questioned by Police for Defending Her Grave
» UK Police Chief Brags That COVID Patrols Aren’t Necessary Because There Are So Many Snitches
» UK: Cumbria Police Reveals True Scale of Lockdown Breaches Including Parties and Illegal Businesses
» UK: Drone Captures Police Busting 800-Person Illegal Lockdown Rave Under a Motorway
» UK: Exclusive Video: Leftist Screams ‘Racist!’ at Laurence Fox as He Campaigns Against Sadiq Khan
» UK: Khan’s London: One Dead, Two Hospitalised in Suspected Triple Stabbing
» UK: Police Hand Out 4,500 Coronavirus Fines in Greater Manchester
 
Russia
» Sinister New Trend in Livestreaming Has YouTubers Torturing People for Cash
» The Time Has Come for a Talk About the Arctic Route
 
Far East
» After Being Lectured and Laughed at by CCP, Pathetic Blinken Says China is Right to Criticise U.S. Human Rights
» Biden Administration Balks at Punishing China for COVID-19
» China’s Threat to Free Speech in Europe
» China Asks the WHO to Let it Run a Global Vaccine Passport Scheme
» Chinese Church Elder Set to be Released Criminally Detained Without Explanation, Report Says
» Video: WHO Advisor Says Investigation Into COVID Origin Was “Entirely Inadequate”
 
Immigration
» AOC Says Using the Word “Surge” To Describe Border Crisis Invokes “Militaristic Frame”
» Germany: Study Finds More Migrants Translates Into More Votes for Right-Wing Parties
 
Culture Wars
» After Losing to 14-Year-Old Boys, U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Wants the Men’s Pay
» Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Puberty Blockers, Sex-Change Surgery for Minors
» ‘CNN News’ Writer Claims “Not Possible” To Assign Gender at Birth
» Professor of Women’s Studies Under Attack for Criticizing Transgender Ideology
 

Official Figures Show British Economy Rebounded Stronger Than Thought

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that the British economy ended 2020 on a stronger footing than previously thought but that it suffered a bigger than anticipated fall in output in the immediate aftermath of the first coronavirus lockdown.

In its latest revisions for 2020 data, the Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that the British economy contracted by 19.5 per cent during the second quarter, the first full quarter of lockdown. That was worse that the 19 per cent initial estimate. However, it said, the economy rebounded by 16.9 per cent and 1.3 per cent in the third and fourth quarters, better than the previous estimates of 16.1 per cent and 1 per cent.

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

U.S. Adds 517,000 Private-Sector Jobs in March, ADP Says, As Economy Speeds Up

The numbers: Private-sector businesses added 517,000 new jobs in March to mark the biggest gain in six months, ADP said Wednesday, as a decline in coronavirus cases allowed more American businesses to reopen or expand hours.

The surge in employment points to a strengthening U.S. economy that’s being powered by a massive $1.9 trillion federal fiscal stimulus and a sharp decline in coronavirus cases this year as more Americans get vaccinated.

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

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rebounds to Highest Levels Since Pandemic, But Americans Remain Concerned About Inflation and Income

More Americans have confidence in the growth of the economy than at any other time since February 2020, according to The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index.

The monthly index charts Americans’ attitudes toward business, job opportunities, and financial growth. The index’s baseline value of 100 was set in 1985, and in 2019, the index remained between 120-130, reflecting strong consumer confidence and a booming economy.

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

72 Black Executives Joined by Delta, Microsoft in Opposing Georgia Election Law

As organized groups of social justice activists pressure US companies to oppose Georgia’s new election law, CEOs of major corporations are now coming out against the GOP-sponsored overhaul.

On Wednesday, 72 black executives — led by former American Express CEO Ken Chenault and outgoing Merck CEO Ken Frazier — signed an open letter demanding that corporate America fight the Georgia legislation. “Fundamentally, if you can’t oppose this legislation — that’s the lifeblood for black Americans, the right to vote. We can’t be silent, and corporate America can’t be silent. And if they can’t speak out on this issue, what can they speak out on?” Chenault said during an appearance on CNBC.

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

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter and More Partner With Coalition to Promote Tech’s “Progressive” Future

A Democrat tech policy activist has launched a tech policy industry coalition focused on promoting technology’s “progressive” future. Across the political spectrum, tech companies, especially Big Tech companies, have come under fire for abusing their power.

On March 30, Adam Kovacevich, a Democrat who has been in the tech policy industry for over two decades launched the new coalition, called Chamber of Progress, according to a press release.

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

Anti-Trump Doctor Blames Hate Crimes Committed by Blacks Against Asians on White People

Anti-Trump blue checkmark doctor Eugene Gu says the recent wave of hate crimes committed by blacks against Asians is the fault of white people.

You knew it was coming.

Following the attack on Asian massage parlors in Atlanta, the media contrived a narrative that “white supremacy” and white people in general were to blame for the violence.

However, official crime stats show that white people are significantly underrepresented when it comes to crimes targeting American-Asians.

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

ASU Dean Writes Book Alleging That Grading Students’ Writing is “White Supremacy”

Authored by Ben Zeisloft via CampusReform.org

An Arizona State University academic wrote a book explaining why grading students’ work based on quality is “white supremacy.”

Asao Inoue — who teaches first-year writing courses and serves as associate dean for Academic Affairs, Equity, and Inclusion — wrote Labor-Based Grading Contracts: Building Equity and Inclusion in the Compassionate Writing Classroom, in which he advocates for a system of grading that circumvents merit.

Inoue — whose “research focuses on antiracist and social justice theory” — explains that his book discusses “grading literacy performances more broadly” — namely, by judging “final course grades purely by the labor students complete, not by any judgments of the quality of their writing.”

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

Baseball Welcomes Back Fans in Continued Search for ‘Normal’

Great to see ya, Buster Posey. Been a while, Tony La Russa. Good luck, Madison Bumgarner and every other National League pitcher toting a bat.

From Comerica Park to Coors Field to the Coliseum, Major League Baseball is set to roll out a big welcome mat Thursday.

Most of all, this opening day, it’ll be for the fans.

When Gerrit Cole throws the first pitch of the season — weather permitting — nearly 11,000 people could be in the stands at Yankee Stadium. Sitting in socially distanced seats and wearing masks, inside a park that will continue to operate as a mass coronavirus vaccination site.

Far from normal. But after a year in which fans weren’t permitted at any regular-season game because of COVID-19 protocols, no longer will “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” strangely echo around empty ballparks during the seventh-inning stretch.

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

Biden Puts Susan Rice in Charge of Effort to Expand Mail-in Voting

As a U.N. ambassador, Rice appeared on five political talk shows blaming the 2011 Benghazi attack on an internet video.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden: “I’m Reiterating My Call… to Maintain and Reinstate Their Mask Mandate!”

Joe Biden is very upset that people aren’t wearing their ritualistic shame muzzles anymore. He’s now making demands on lower politicians to exercise tyranny on as many people as possible and “reinstate their mask mandate” if they dared to lift it so people could breathe fresh air this spring.

Biden says forcing people to wear masks is your “patriotic duty.”

It’s a patriotic duty. It’s the only way we ever get back to normal. — Joe Biden

People are going about their lives and thumbing their noses at the ruling classes’ antics at this point, and King Biden is pretty ticked off about it. The slaves have decided to rule themselves and the power-hungry politicians are losing control quickly.

“People are letting up on precautions, which is a very bad thing,” Biden said on Monday in a White House press briefing according to a report by RT. With the seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases nationwide rising 16% in the past week, he added, “We’re giving up hard-fought, hard-won gains, and as much as we’re doing, America, it’s time to do even more.” In other words, he cannot have people figuring out that they were born free and don’t actually have to get permission from other humans, even those in government, to do anything.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Can We Trust America’s COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Statistics?

According to the latest figures derived from the European Medicines Agency’s database of Covid-19 vaccine adverse reactions, 162,610 injurious events and 3,964 deaths have now been reported. Among the three major vaccines approved and deployed in Europe, Pfizer-Biontech’s vaccine accounts for over two-thirds of reported injuries and mortalities, or 102,100 and 2,540 events respectively. Curiously, women disproportionately account for 77% of adverse events; this greater than 1:4 gender ratio is also being observed for Moderna’s and AstraZeneca’s vaccines. So far there seems to be no scientific explanation to account for this gender disparity.

Recently, we have been alerted that AZ’s adenovirus vaccine is particularly worrisome. It has been less than two months since its administration in the EU commenced; already there have been over 54,000 injuries and 451 deaths registered. Consequently, many European nations, which are more committed to protecting their citizens than increasing pharmaceutical profits, have placed moratoriums on administering AZ’s Covid vaccine. In the UK, over 114,000 adverse reactions from AZ’s product or 4.6 reactions per 1,000 recipients has been reported.

However, the EU’s vaccine injury statistics are disturbing for another reason. It seems very apparent in our review of government and institutional figures that the EU has a far more robust and accurate vaccine injury reporting system in place. Given that the US started vaccinating adults against SARS-CoV-2 before the EU, we would expect to observe the number of reported adverse effects higher or at least proportionate. However, this is not the case. Since December 14, 2020, the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has only reported 44,606 adverse events and 2,050 deaths — a small fraction compared to Europe and where the average European citizen is generally healthier and where far less doses have been administered.

Consider two other anomalies. According to Oxford University’s global Covid-19 vaccine tracker, as of March 27th, the US has administered over 136 million doses, which accounts for about 25 percent of all Covid-19 vaccines administered worldwide. On the other hand, the EU nations have only administered 66 million doses — less than a half compared to the US. In addition, the US vaccination rate is now approximately 41 per 100 Americans. EU nations have individually vaccinated 17 per 100 citizens or less. Therefore, why is there such an enormous discrepancy of adverse vaccine reactions between the US and EU? The EU is reporting a 0.2 percent adverse reaction rate whereas the US is claiming only 0.03 percent, almost a ten-fold difference.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

COVID-19 Vaccines Likened to ‘Software Updates’ For Your Body

I’ve discussed why COVID-19 vaccines are in fact gene therapies and not vaccines in several previous articles, including “COVID-19 mRNA Shots Are Legally Not Vaccines,” “COVID-19 ‘Vaccines’ Are Gene Therapy” and “How COVID-19 ‘Vaccines’ May Destroy the Lives of Millions.”

However, despite being a recognized form of gene therapy since its inception, vaccine makers are now frantically trying to deny that this mRNA technology is gene therapy. One reason for this, suggested by David Martin, Ph.D.,1 might be because as long as they’re considered “vaccines,” they will be shielded from liability.

Experimental gene therapies do not have financial liability shielding from the government, but pandemic vaccines do, even in the experimental stage, as long as the emergency use authorization is in effect. Another reason might be because they fear people won’t line up for experimental gene therapy. It has a very different connotation in people’s minds (as it should).

A third possibility is that they know full well that you cannot, ethically, mandate gene therapy in the way you can mandate vaccines. Mandatory public health measure directives are typically based on the idea that it’s acceptable for some individuals to be harmed as long as the measure benefits the collective.

Well, the COVID-19 “vaccines” are only designed to lessen symptoms of COVID-19. They do not prevent infection or spread, and since the vaccinated individual is the only one receiving a potential benefit, “the greater good” argument falls apart.

Who knows, there may be other factors at play that we’ve not realized as of yet, but whatever the reason, they really do not want you to think of these injections as gene therapy. They want you to accept them as any other conventional vaccine…

Can Vaccine mRNA Reverse-Transcribe Into Genome?

However, some doctors still worry that mRNA injections might be able to reverse-transcribe into your genes and alter your DNA on a permanent basis. One is Dr. Richard Urso, an ophthalmologist, who shared his concerns on a December 2020 episode of The Shepard Ambellas Show.3,4

He claimed the mRNA of retroviruses (which are part of our genome) have been shown to have the ability to transcribe into your DNA, and if it can do that, vaccine mRNA might be able to do this as well. According to Urso, if this turns out to be correct, the result of mRNA vaccination might be lifelong COVID-19.

A new study by MIT and Harvard scientists demonstrates that segments of the RNA from the coronavirus itself are most likely becoming a permanent fixture in human DNA. This was once thought near impossible, for the same reasons which are presented to assure us that an RNA vaccine could accomplish no such feat. ~ Dr. Doug Corrigan

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Democrats’ “Terrorist Insurrection” Narrative Collapses as Most Capitol Rioters Likely Won’t Face Jail Time

With prosecutors expected to announce the first plea deals for individuals charged as part of the Capitol Riots on Jan. 6 in the coming days, Politico reports that many of the suspects allegedly involved in the “attempted insurrection” likely won’t face jail time, which could be a “jarring reality check” for (mostly liberal) Americans outraged by the “storming” of the Capitol.

While a handful of defendants could face jail time for vandalism, assault or even murder/manslaughter for fighting with Capitol Hill police during the Jan. 6 incident, the vast majority will likely be hit with a slap on the wrist. The reason being that protests on the Capitol are extremely commonplace, and legally speaking, most of those charged aren’t culpable for charges beyond simple trespassing. If judges tried to change this up, they would then need to hand down more strict punishments to protesters charged with interrupting Congressional votes or the State of the Union (tactics that, while they don’t always attract media attention, are still key parts of the progressive toolkit)

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

Details Emerge About the Immunity Passport Tech Biden Reportedly Has His Eye On

The Biden administration, with whatever public-facing transparency it currently choses to disclose around its Covid-suppression policy goals — and that amount of transparency appears to be able to fill a very small cup at this time — seems like it has picked a University of Illinois “Covid passports” project as a way forward in this seemingly endless pandemic.

It would be a test-and-trace the university has devised as a way to keep people out of hospitality establishments, unless they provide specific health-related data to the scheme.

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

Facebook Scrubs Trump Interview With Daughter-in-Law, Threatens New Restrictions

Update (1400ET): Shares of Twitter are paring earlier gains on Wednesday following a Fox News report that President Trump is moving ahead with his plans to launch a rival social media network.

Twitter Selling Off Trump Moving Ahead on Social Media Plan

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The list of respectable liberals and progressives who have urged social media giants like Facebook and Twitter to abandon their prohibition of President Trump includes Bill Gates and Bernie Sanders.

Yet, instead of letting up, social media companies — goaded by Democratic lawmakers during the latest in a series of tedious hearings about “hate speech” (aka speech that liberals find politically unpalatable) — are doubling down.

Fox & Friends on Wednesday slammed Facebook after the company removed an interview with Lara Trump and the former president from Facebook and Instagram. Lara Trump, who just joined Fox News as a paid contributor, posted the conversation with her father-in-law to her social media accounts, only to see it abruptly scrubbed due to the ban on content from the president.

F&F host Brian Kilmeade seethed over the removal: “That’s unbelievable,” Brian Kilmeade said. “Do you realize he is the former president of the United States? You do an interview with him, and it’s not worthy? It’s not allowed to be on your page? That is incredible.”

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

Facebook Bans Mark Dice From Posting to His Own Page

After months of threatening to ban media analyst Mark Dice from its platform, Facebook has restricted his page indefinitely and prevented him from posting updates.

Dice announced that he was blocked from posting to the page after confirming that he lived in California in response to a Facebook page manager verification request. According to Dice, after he told Facebook that he lives in California, Facebook said it was unable to verify his location and restricted the page.

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

Florida Gov Ron Desantis to Issue Executive Order Banning Vaccine Passports

While a number of entities, countries and organizations around the world, including the state of New York, are starting to roll out controversial vaccine passport projects, one US state has made it clear that it is staunchly opposed to adopting such a scheme.

As the Biden administration is reportedly exploring its options in order to pick a federal-level vaccine passport solution, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Monday that he would make sure this does not happen in his state.

To that end, DeSantis announced he would sign an executive order prohibiting local authorities and businesses operating there from requiring people to present their Covid, i.e., vaccine passes.

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

GoFundMe Shuts Down Fundraiser for Parents Who Were Doxed for Not Supporting Critical Race Theory

Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe removed a fundraiser by a group of parents in a Virginia school district who are against the teaching of critical race theory and are the target of an online mob.

The crowdfunding platform claimed that the fundraiser violated its policies, but did not mention which policy.

As we previously reported, a Facebook group of teachers, parents, and school district board members of the Loudoun County School Board, called “Anti-Racist Parents,” started a campaign to attack parents opposing the controversial critical race theory. The theory asserts that Americans are inherently racist and attempts to help people identify their biases. But critics of the theory claim that it actually contributes to more racism.

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

Hillary Attacks ‘Shameless Gun Worshipers’ Who Are Against ‘Sensible’ Control Legislation

Hillary Clinton has declared Republicans who are against gun control legislation to be “gun worshippers”, and ridiculed them for being “scared” that their rights are being taken away.

Appearing on her own former communications director’s podcast, Clinton declared “You know, democracy is the balancing of interests and rights, and unfortunately at this time, the gun worshipers have a huge advantage because of the filibuster and because of their shameless exploitation of people’s unwarranted fears.”

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

Hundreds of Thousands Flock to Rumble to Watch Trump Interview Censored by Big Tech

Former President Donald Trump’s first on-camera since leaving office has gone viral on the video-sharing platform Rumble after it was purged by Facebook and Instagram for being “in the voice of President Trump.”

The highly anticipated interview was conducted by the former President’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, on her show, The Right View with Lara Trump.

But it was swiftly removed by both Facebook and Instagram after Lara posted it to her official pages.

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

It’s ‘Entirely Possible’ Vaccine Campaigns ‘Will be Used for Massive-Scale Depopulation’: Former Pfizer VP

‘PLEASE warn every person not to go near top up vaccines. There is absolutely no need to them…If someone wished to harm or kill a significant proportion of the world’s population over the next few years, the systems being put in place right now will enable it. It’s my considered view that it is entirely possible that this will be used for massive-scale depopulation’, Dr Mike Yeadon told the American Frontline Doctors

Dr. Michael Yeadon, a former Vice President and Chief Science Officer for Pfizer, spoke with great urgency to America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) late last week warning that the drive to inject the largest possible portion of the population with experimental COVID-19 vaccines is “madness,” involves “evil,” includes “crimes against humanity” and may have the intention of “massive-scale depopulation.”

Last December, Yeadon, a British national, filed a petition with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to immediately suspend testing on these experimental vaccines due to many safety concerns, including pathogenic priming, which involves “an exaggerated immune reaction, especially when the test person is confronted with the real, ‘wild’ virus after vaccination.”

In their white paper on the topic, AFLDS warned that such reactions, which can be fatal, “are difficult to prove,” as they are often interpreted as infection with “a worse virus,” or, perhaps, a more dangerous variant.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Laura Loomer Gets Banned From Payment Processor Stripe in the Middle of Making a Speech About Tech Censorship

One of the more prominent voices against Big Tech censorship and one of those most penalized for her political and ideological perspective, is Laura Loomer.

Loomer, who has over the past years of active silencing faced by conservative US voices on major corporate US social media platforms, moved from her role as a commentator and activist to becoming a Congressional candidate in Florida, just announced that yet another tech platform has removed her account — meaning that her now multi-year tech — and not only Big Tech — deplatforming continues unabated.

The latest payment platform to refuse to accept payments made to Loomer is Stripe.

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

Man Charged With Brutally Beating the 65-Year-Old Asian Woman is Convicted Murderer on Parole

A man on lifetime parole who was convicted of murder nearly 20 years ago was arrested and charged with beating an elderly Asian American woman to the ground, police announced early Wednesday morning.

New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Dermot Shea said Brandon Elliot is a parolee out on supervised release and was nabbed by NYPD Detectives within 48 hours of the assault, which was caught on video.

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

Man’s Skin Burns, Swells, Then Peels Off in Severe Reaction to Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine

A Virginia man’s skin swelled, burned then peeled off in a rare reaction to the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.

74-year-old Richard Terrell said he began to feel discomfort in his armpit four days after he received the Covid-19 vaccine earlier this month.

Soon Terrell developed an itchy rash and his skin began to swell, turn red and burn.

“It was stinging, burning and itching,” Terrell said as he described the pain. “Whenever I bent my arms or legs, like the inside of my knee, it was very painful where the skin was swollen and was rubbing against itself.”

After a few days, the rash covered his entire body and his skin peeled off.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mitch McConnell Says Kentucky’s Vacancy Bill is “The Best Way to Go”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) commented on his position in the Senate after the passage of a state bill regarding appointments to empty Senate seats, saying that he was “not going anywhere.”

The bill, known as SB 228, requires the Kentucky governor to fill an empty seat in the Senate with a person from the same political party as the departing senator. The governor is provided a list of three people given to him by the executive committee of the departing lawmaker’s party.

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

More Than a Third of Americans Are Watching Less Sports Due to Political Messaging

More than a third of Americans reported watching less sports over the last year due to the increase of political advocacy, according to a new poll.

As leagues such as the NBA and NFL focused on Black Lives Matter and other left-leaning social causes, 34.5% of Americans said they had decreased their consumption of sports broadcasting.

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

NY Police Charge 7-Year-Old Boy With Rape

Authorities in upstate New York have arrested a 7-year-old boy on third-degree rape charges reportedly connected to an incident that occurred over Thanksgiving.

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

Pfizer Announces 100% Effectiveness of Vaccine in Trial of Children Ages 12 to 15

The Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been found to be 100% effective at protecting against COVID-19 in a U.S. trial of 2,260 children between the ages of 12 and 15.

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

Reaction to COVID-19 Vaccine Caused Man’s Skin to Peel Off: Doctors

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times

A reaction to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine caused a severe rash that eventually led to a man’s skin peeling off, doctors and the man said.

“It all just happened so fast. My skin peeled off. It’s still coming off on my hands now,” Richard Terrell, 74, of Virginia, told WRIC.

Terrell received the shot earlier this month but was soon forced to go to the Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) Medical Center for treatment.

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

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: COVID Vaccine Mandate Violates Federal Law

Rutgers University last week announced it will require all students enrolled for the 2021 fall semester to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

The announcement prompted Children’s Health Defense (CHD) Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to remind university officials that federal law prohibits mandating products approved under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

In a letter to Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway, Kennedy, who also serves as chief legal counsel for CHD, wrote:

“Federal law 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(e)(1)(A)(ii)(III) requires that the person to whom an EUA vaccine is administered be advised, ‘of the option to accept or refuse administration of the product, of the consequences, if any, of refusing administration of the product, and of the alternatives to the product that are available and of their benefits and risks.’“

The reason for the right of refusal stems from the fact that EUA products are by definition experimental, Kennedy wrote.

“Under the Nuremberg Code, no one may be coerced to participate in a medical experiment. Consent of the individual is ‘absolutely essential,’“ Kennedy wrote.

Kennedy said forced participation in a medical experiment could result in injury.

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Texas Lawmakers Move to Ban Critical Race Theory From Public Classrooms

The Texas legislature has introduced a bill that would ban the teaching of so-called critical race theory in the state’s K-12 public school system. The key themes of race essentialism, collective guilt, and neo-segregation would be legally barred from curriculum if passed.

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Twitter Censors CDC Advisor and Harvard Medical School Professor, Martin Kulldorff

Online censorship regarding dissemination of Covid information in the US at this point looks sure to have to get much worse, before it gets any better.

The latest “victim” in this raging online campaign is Martin Kulldorff, who participates in the coronavirus vaccine safety groups advising CDC, FIH, and FDA.

But now that Kulldorff has expressed his misgivings around the idea that children and youth must also be inoculated against Covid, this Harvard professor is facing Twitter censorship.

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Video: Florida’s Ron Desantis Announces Executive ‘Action’ Against Biden Vaccine Passports

“I think this is something that has huge privacy implications, it is not necessary to do.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Monday that he would be taking executive action against the “vaccine passports” being developed by the Biden regime and private corporations to deny Americans the right to commerce if they cannot provide proof of receiving a COVID vaccination shot on the spot.

“You want the fox to guard the hen house? I mean, give me a break,” DeSantis said. “I think this is something that has huge privacy implications, it is not necessary to do.”

DeSantis said that while it’s “important” for vulnerable populations to be able to take the vaccine, “we are not going to have you provide proof of this just to be able to live your life normally, and I’m going to be taking some action, in an executive function, emergency function right here very shortly.”

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Video: Biden’s Handlers Shout at Reporters to Get Out of Oval Office

After the press was invited to take footage of Joe Biden signing the Paycheck Protection Program extension into law, they were aggressively told to get out of the Oval Office by the president’s handlers before they could ask any questions.

Biden just sat there, with the ever lurking Kamala Harris behind him, while reporters desperately shouted questions, with Biden’s staff shouting back at them to leave the room.

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West Virginia Launches Massive Push for School of Choice, Helping Parents Pay for Private or Homeschool Education

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill into law on Saturday that drastically expands the state’s school of choice program, establishing a scholarship fund that will assist parents in paying for private and homeschool options if they so desire.

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YouTube Unveils Hide Feature After Americans Mass-’Dislike’ Biden Videos

Authored by Samuel Allegri via The Epoch Times

Youtube, the video hosting platform owned by Google, announced on March 29 that they are going to test making the “dislike” count on videos invisible.

The tech giant says that it’s being done in response to “targeted dislike campaigns” and “creator feedback around well-being.”

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YouTube Staff Want the Platform to Delete 2014 Rap “Meet the Flockers” After Recent Anti-Asian Sentiment

YouTube executives clashed with staff for refusing to remove a rap with anti-Asian rhetoric. The incident is one of the latest developments in the ongoing national focus on the spike in anti-Asian attacks that have gone viral in recent weeks.

The fracas started when YouTube staff requested the Trust & Safety department to remove a now relatively old rap called “Meet the Flockers” by musician YG.

The rap, which was released in 2014, is about a burglary. However, it includes lyrics about targeting neighborhoods in which many Chinese people live.

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AstraZeneca Rebrands COVID-19 Vaccine After Public Becomes Aware of Its Dangerous Side Effects

The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca is rebranding their COVID-19 vaccine as the public becomes aware of the dangerous side effects associated with the experimental vaccine.

They are calling their vaccine “Vaxzevria” now, changing it from the previously more generic name of “AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine.” Although the packaging may be different, the contents of the vaccine will remain the same.

The European Medicines Agency decided last week to allow the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant to rebrand their COVID-19 shot as globalists attempt to salvage public support for the vaccines after adverse reactions have dominated the headlines.

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Czechia Wants Faster EU Enlargement, Says Foreign Minister Petricek

The Czech Republic is in favor of a faster enlargement of the European Union and will insist on it during the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, said Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek in Belgrade according to the B92 news station.

During the visit, he met with Serbian officials, including President Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister Ana Brnabic. They discussed mainly the development of mutual trade, support for regional cooperation, Serbia’s move towards the EU, the development of the pandemic, and the restart of tourism.

“As for the enlargement process, we want to give it new impetus during the Portuguese presidency (in the European Union),” B92 quoted the head of Czech diplomacy after meeting with Serbian ministerial partner Nikola Selakovic. In this context, Petricek also noted that the Czech Republic is ready to share the experience of its European integration with Serbia. In the past, Petricek talked about the EU enlargement being the priority of Czech presidency in the second half of 2022.

[Comment: I want EU dissolution, the sooner the better.]

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Dr. Mike Yeadon: The Devastating Impacts of the COVID Vaccine

At the outset, Dr. Yeadon said “I’m well aware of the global crimes against humanity being perpetrated against a large proportion of the worlds population.

“I feel great fear, but I’m not deterred from giving expert testimony to multiple groups of able lawyers like Rocco Galati in Canada and Reiner Fuellmich in Germany.

“I have absolutely no doubt that we are in the presence of evil (not a determination I’ve ever made before in a 40-year research career) and dangerous products.

“In the U.K., it’s abundantly clear that the authorities are bent on a course which will result in administering ‘vaccines’ to as many of the population as they can. This is madness, because even if these agents were legitimate, protection is needed only by those at notably elevated risk of death from the virus. In those people, there might even be an argument that the risks are worth bearing. And there definitely are risks which are what I call ‘mechanistic’: inbuilt in the way they work.

“But all the other people, those in good health and younger than 60 years, perhaps a little older, they don’t perish from the virus. In this large group, it’s wholly unethical to administer something novel and for which the potential for unwanted effects after a few months is completely uncharacterized.

“In no other era would it be wise to do what is stated as the intention.

“Since I know this with certainty, and I know those driving it know this too, we have to enquire: What is their motive?

“While I don’t know, I have strong theoretical answers, only one of which relates to money and that motive doesn’t work, because the same quantum can be arrived at by doubling the unit cost and giving the agent to half as many people. Dilemma solved. So it’s something else.

Appreciating that, by entire population, it is also intended that minor children and eventually babies are to be included in the net, and that’s what I interpret to be an evil act.

“There is no medical rationale for it. Knowing as I do that the design of these ‘vaccines’ results, in the expression in the bodies of recipients, expression of the spike protein, which has adverse biological effects of its own which, in some people, are harmful (initiating blood coagulation and activating the immune ‘complement system’), I’m determined to point out that those not at risk from this virus should not be exposed to the risk of unwanted effects from these agents.”

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England’s Archbishop Defends Free Speech After Mohammed Cartoons Protests

The most senior Primate in England’s established church has backed free speech following protests and threats after a teacher in West Yorkshire showed a class a caricature of the Islamic prophet Mohammed.

Last week, administrators at Batley Grammar School suspended a teacher and apologised that the cartoons — reportedly taken from Charlie Hebdo — had been used in a lesson on blasphemy. Members of the Muslim community have been protesting outside of the school in Batley in open defiance of lockdown restrictions, while the 29-year-old teacher had reportedly gone into hiding and is allegedly under police protection.

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France’s Right-Wing Considers Macron’s Law Against Islamic Separatism Too Weak

On Tuesday, a two-week-long debate began in the French Senate regarding the law promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron to fight radical Islam, and according to right-wing lawmakers, Macron’s plan is insufficient.

Some call the legislation Macron’s stepping stone to the next presidential election. The French president came up with his proposal shortly after the brutal beheading murder of high school teacher Samuel Patty by a Chechen-born youth, with Macron claiming that similar acts committed by radical Islamists should not happen under the new law.

“The murder encouraged the law, but, otherwise, it is a project that was prepared for a long time as part of Macron’s presidential reforms,” says Zdenek Müller, an Arabist living in France.

However, the opposition disagrees with the president’s plans. In the National Assembly, most Republicans rejected the bill, considering it too soft.

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France: Whites Should be ‘Silent’ When Racism is Discussed, Demands Deputy Mayor of Paris

Audrey Pulvar, the deputy mayor of Paris, has prompted widespread fury online and throughout France for saying that White Frenchmen should be “silent” when people of color discuss racism.

Pulvar, the Socialist Party’s (PS) candidate for the presidency of the Île-de-France region, told French BFM TV on Saturday that she was not shocked to hear people of color who are a part of the National Union of Students of France (UNEF) hold special meetings where White Frenchmen are not welcome, Le Point reports.

The deputy mayor of the France’s capital city also suggested that White Frenchmen stay silent while Black people and other ethnic minorities discuss racism. Pulvar’s comments have reignited concerns that American “woke” culture poses a threat to the French state and its culture.

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Greta Thunberg Statue Unveiled at UK University Labeled “Vanity Project”

A bronze statue of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has been unveiled at a university in the UK, with critics branding it a “vanity project.”

The University of Winchester proudly revealed the ‘inspirational’ statue’, claiming it was the first life-size sculpture of the Swedish campaigner.

However, critics blasted the statue as indicative of a cult of personality, while others questioned how much carbon emissions were emitted in the making of the structure.

The university’s student union also voiced opposition to the statue, which cost £24,000, saying the money could have been spent on better things.

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It Never Ends… UK: People Over 70 to Get a Third Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Back in July 2020, Bill Gates told CBS News that “multiple doses may be necessary” to protect Americans from the coronavirus — A disease that has a lower mortality rate in children than the seasonal flu.

Gates said this could require over 7 billion vaccinations given worldwide.

And now we hear that the UK is going to administer a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine starting in the fall.

It never ends.

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Polish Footballers Shouldn’t Kneel for BLM, Says Head of Polish Football Association

Many on the Polish web are discussing whether Polish football players should kneel in support of Black Lives Matter just before their Wednesday World Cup qualifier on versus England at Wembley Stadium in London.

In the United Kingdom, Premier League players always kneel before a match to show their support for the divisive Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, which has promoted itself as an attempt to fight racism, but which also led to damaging riots that cost lives — including Black lives — and billions in damage in the United States.

England’s last opponent, San Marino, had given into public pressure and its players knelt before their match. So far, it is unknown whether Polish footballers will do the same as their counterparts from San Marino, according to a report from Polish news outlet Dorzeczy.

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Poll: Clear Majority of Brits Support ‘Vaccine Passports’ to Go to the Pub

Yet another poll has shown that a clear majority of Brits support mandatory ‘vaccine passports’ in order to be able to go to the pub, use public transport or even have a haircut.

A poll undertaken by Ipsos Mori asked respondents, “To what extent would you support or oppose the introduction of a vaccine passport?”

62% said they would support it to visit pubs or restaurants, while only 22% opposed the idea.

An even higher figure, 78% said they would mandate the vaccine passport for international travel, while 61% said it should be required to attend sports games and 58% said it should be mandated for public transport.

Another clear majority, 56% to 24%, even say that you should need to present proof of vaccination before being allowed to get a haircut.

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Professional Anti-Racists Angry After Expert Report Concludes UK is Not ‘Institutionally Racist’

LONDON (AP) — There is racism in Britain, but it’s not a systematically racist country that is “rigged” against non-white people, according to the findings of a government-commissioned inquiry published Wednesday.

Anti-racism activists greeted the inquiry’s conclusion with scepticism, saying the 264-page report from a panel of experts from fields including science, education, business and criminal justice downplayed the discrimination and disadvantage that ethnic minorities face in Britain.

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Salvini to Meet With Morawiecki and Orban in Budapest to ‘Build the Future of Europe’

The post-coronavirus Europe will offer a chance to rebuild the continent’s identity, the leader of the Italian League party, Matteo Salvini, told journalists in an online interview on Tuesday.

“The European Union must find its soul, its backbone, its mission, it cannot be a mere supermarket or business center, because it will not be able to respond to the needs of 500 million Europeans,” Salvini said. He was speaking before a Thursday meeting in Budapest with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

He believed that it was the epidemic that offered the opportunity to create a “different, real” Europe and a European Union with a “new role, a new meaning”.

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Sweden: Father of Terror Victim Ebba Akerlund Says He Was Questioned by Police for Defending Her Grave

The father of Swedish terror attack victim Ebba Akerlund has alleged that police questioned him after defending her gravesite from a woman he claimed was stealing objects from the cemetery.

Stefan Akerlund claimed that police questioned him for half an hour after allegedly catching a woman stealing objects from the cemetery where his daughter is buried.

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UK Police Chief Brags That COVID Patrols Aren’t Necessary Because There Are So Many Snitches

A police chief in the UK says his force doesn’t need to carry out COVID patrols because they are getting flooded with so many calls from the public reporting other people for visiting the beach.

Overnight stays in locations other than a person’s primary address are not permitted until April 12, but a recent mini-heat wave prompted crowds of beachgoers to enjoy some rare March sunshine, as well as others who made trips to visit second homes.

This didn’t go down well in Dorset, where locals took the opportunity to grass people up to the authorities for allegedly violating lockdown rules.

In fact, the snitches were so enthusiastic that according to James Vaughan, the chief constable of Dorset Police, they’re now basically acting as an auxiliary arm of the cops.

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UK: Cumbria Police Reveals True Scale of Lockdown Breaches Including Parties and Illegal Businesses

NEARLY 1,500 have been given on-the-spot fines for breaking lockdown rules in Cumbria, new figures have confirmed.

Most of the rule-breakers — some 701 from the 1,483 total — were given fixed penalty notices for flouting the covid movement restrictions, according to figures provided following a Freedom of Information Request.

The Cumbria Police figures confirm that scores of people ignored the stay-local rule — though senior officers say most breaches were dealt with through advice.

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UK: Drone Captures Police Busting 800-Person Illegal Lockdown Rave Under a Motorway

Dramatic drone footage shows the moment police busted an illegal lockdown rave attended by hundreds of people underneath a motorway.

More than 800 revellers packed together beneath a bridge on the M6 for the illegal event on the outskirts of Coventry in the early hours of Saturday.

Thermal police drone images captured the party under the dimly-lit bridge as loud dance music plays as traffic thunders overhead nearby.

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UK: Exclusive Video: Leftist Screams ‘Racist!’ at Laurence Fox as He Campaigns Against Sadiq Khan

Breitbart London joined Reclaim Party leader Laurence Fox on the campaign trail on Tuesday as he launched his bid to become Mayor of London in a converted double-decker bus with a portrait of a gagged Sir Winston Churchill and punk rock-style lettering reading “Free London”.

The morning began in Smith Square in Central London, as a gaggle of reporters and supporters gathered on the stone steps of the Guinness Asset Management building in the square. At around 10 a.m., the iconic red bus rocked up to the crowd with Fox waving from the top.

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UK: Khan’s London: One Dead, Two Hospitalised in Suspected Triple Stabbing

One man has been knifed to death and two others hospitalised in a suspected triple stabbing in Croydon, London.

The attacks on March 30th left one man dead at the scene on Alpha Road — where a 19-year-old man was stabbed to death in broad daylight just weeks ago — with two others self-presenting at a hospital in the south of the British capital with knife knife wounds.

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UK: Police Hand Out 4,500 Coronavirus Fines in Greater Manchester

GREATER Manchester Police (GMP) has handed out close to 4,500 fines for coronavirus breaches — with forces bracing themselves for an increase in crime as restrictions start to ease.

Data released by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) show that 4,485 fixed penalty notice (FPN) fines were dished out by the force for breaking Covid-19 rules between March 27, 2020 and March 14 this year.

Only the Metropolitan Police in London (14,595), Merseyside Police (6,148) and Northumbria Police (5,401) issued more FPNs in that time.

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Sinister New Trend in Livestreaming Has YouTubers Torturing People for Cash

A disturbing yet lucrative subculture, known as “trash-streaming,” has become rampant in Russia. The sinister trend shows video content that the creators broadcast of dangerous and bizarre actions live via a webcam or smartphone.

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The Time Has Come for a Talk About the Arctic Route

by Emanuel Pietrobon

An unlucky move by a 220,000 tonne ship traversing the Suez Canal has been successful where the pandemic has failed: to halt the global economy. How the incident could happen is still matter of open debate, but the reason why the consequences spread quickly is easy to understand: some 90% of world trade relies on the sea and a large part of such traffic goes through Suez.

This channel, for whose control there have been even wars in the past, keeps playing a pivotal role in the context of globalization and its importance increased hand in hand with the growth of Chinese exposure in the European market. Because the Suez Canal is the “gateway to Europe” for the goods coming from Asia, China in particular, and a look at the data may make the readers understand why the world leaders are worrying about the incident and are working on a joint and fast solution: about 19,000 ships passed through here in 2019 and the same number throughout 2020, that is a medium of 1.25 tonnes of cargo per year and, overall, 13% of world trade.

In short, this artificial sea-level waterway is both the gateway to Europe and a lung of globalization, and in these days, due to the incident, the Lloyd’s List estimated that the world economy is experiencing a damage of about $400 million per hour, with Egypt alone recording a loss of $12-14 million per day.

The incident has been received with fear in the pandemic-hit European Union, whose economic recovery is a long way off and is now at risk of slowing down further, but some countries have taken the opportunity to highlight the urgency to overcome the increasingly anachronistic “Suez format” by boosting up existing routes, like the North-South Transport Corridor, and by betting on the opening of new ones, like Russia’s long-dreamed-of Northern Sea Route.

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After Being Lectured and Laughed at by CCP, Pathetic Blinken Says China is Right to Criticise U.S. Human Rights

Following a remarkable exchange a fortnight ago when U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was laughed out of the room by a Communist Chinese delegation for attempting to scold them on human rights abuses, he has now declared that China is right to criticise America’s record on the issue.

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Biden Administration Balks at Punishing China for COVID-19

After U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) recently reiterated his view that China must be held accountable for their role in the origin of the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has plagued the globe for over a year, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken indicated the Biden administration is likely to pursue a different approach.

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China’s Threat to Free Speech in Europe

China has imposed sanctions on more than two dozen European and British lawmakers, academics and think tanks. The move comes after the European Union and the United Kingdom imposed sanctions on Chinese officials for human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region.

China contends that its sanctions are tit for tat — morally equivalent retaliation — in response to those imposed by Western countries. This is false. The European sanctions are for crimes against humanity, whereas the Chinese sanctions seek to silence European critics of the Chinese Communist Party.

The current standoff is, in essence, about the future of free speech in Europe. If notoriously feckless European officials fail to stand firm in the face of mounting Chinese pressure, Europeans who dare publicly to criticize the CCP in the future can expect to pay an increasingly high personal cost for doing so.

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China Asks the WHO to Let it Run a Global Vaccine Passport Scheme

China wants the WHO to allow it to create a global vaccine passport system that would serve as a “certificate for international travel.” The request is pretty bold for an authoritarian regime known for its massive surveillance system.

China launched a new domestic travel policy allowing more freedom to people who have received the vaccine. Now, Beijing wants the WHO’s approval to launch a global vaccine certification system for international travel because it can “help by sharing its experience with and provide technical support.”

China believes it is “the most experienced country in using a health code system in the world.”

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Chinese Church Elder Set to be Released Criminally Detained Without Explanation, Report Says

A Christian church elder in China who was supposed to be released was criminally transferred to another location and detained further without any explanation, a report says. His relatives were refused any information on his detention.

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Video: WHO Advisor Says Investigation Into COVID Origin Was “Entirely Inadequate”

An advisor to the World Health Organisation has declared that the organisation’s investigation into the origins of the coronavirus outbreak is “entirely inadequate”.

Appearing on Fox & Friends, Jamie Metzl noted that “They’ve done a thorough job of investigating the first hypothesis… that it jumped from bats to other animals to humans, and that’s possible. But they’ve entirely discounted, without any significant inquiry, the very likely possibility that COVID-19 began from an accidental lab leak.”

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AOC Says Using the Word “Surge” To Describe Border Crisis Invokes “Militaristic Frame”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) went after the term “surge” in relation to an influx of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border, saying that the word invoked a “militaristic frame.”

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Germany: Study Finds More Migrants Translates Into More Votes for Right-Wing Parties

Two new studies have revealed that the migrant population size in an area positively influences election results for right-wing parties in Germany.

The studies, conducted by the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI), have shown that the more migrants and asylum seekers that are living in a particular neighborhood or region, the more votes that right-wing parties like the Alternative for Germany (AfD) receive, daily newspaper Aachener Zeitung reports.

According to the two studies, the effect researchers observed occurs independently from the economic development of the region, and affects both state and federal elections.

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After Losing to 14-Year-Old Boys, U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Wants the Men’s Pay

Chutzpah, thy name is Megan Rapinoe. After losing 5-2 in 2017 to the Dallas FC Under-15 squad — yes, that would be boys with, in certain cases, high-pitched voices — Rapinoe and the rest of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNST) still want the men’s money.

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Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Puberty Blockers, Sex-Change Surgery for Minors

The state will prohibit ‘gender transition’ referrals or procedures if Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson gives the final OK.

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‘CNN News’ Writer Claims “Not Possible” To Assign Gender at Birth

Authored by Alexander Desanctis via NationalReview.com

In an article reporting on Kristi Noem’s decision to veto the “Fairness in Girls’ Sports” bill, CNN breaking-news reporter Devan Cole claimed yesterday that there’s no way to determine a child’s “gender identity” at birth.

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Professor of Women’s Studies Under Attack for Criticizing Transgender Ideology

A professor at the University of Rhode Island has received backlash from school administrators for writing an essay that opposes the claims of the transgender movement.

Professor Donna Hughes published her essay on the feminist site 4W last month, titling it “Fantasy Worlds on the Political Right and Left: QAnon and Trans-Sex Beliefs.”

In the essay, Hughes argued that the transgender movement is akin to the “QAnon” conspiracies on the political right, but that it is more dangerous because it is actively causing harm to individuals through new policy and laws.

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2 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/31/2021

  1. Significantly more Germans are victims of foreigners than the other way around
    Germany, March 31, 2021

    BERLIN. Germans are significantly more likely to be victims of crimes involving foreign suspects than the other way around. In 2019, the police cleared up around 70,000 cases in which at least one German suspect was involved and at least one foreigner was a victim. On the other hand, there were around 130,000 crimes in which at least one non-German acted criminally against a German, according to a request from AfD MP Stephan Brandner to the federal government, which JUNGE FREIHEIT has received.

    The proportion of foreigners was around 12.5 percent in 2019. Figures for 2020 are not yet available, as the police crime statistics (PKS) will probably only be available in April, according to the answer from the Federal Ministry of the Interior. Only clarified cases were considered in the evaluation. In addition, victims are recorded in the PKS “in principle only in the case of criminal acts against highly personal legal interests (life, physical integrity, freedom, honor, sexual self-determination”.

    More than 35,500 immigrants among suspects
    The AfD politician also wanted to know how high the proportion of immigrants is among the suspects in cases in which Germans were victims. This group is defined in the PKS as persons with the residence status of asylum seekers, persons entitled to protection and asylum, quota refugees, tolerated persons or who are illegally staying in Germany. The police registered around 35,500 cases in 2019. Most of the suspects came from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

    In homicides there were 248 cases with a German as the suspect and a foreigner as the victim. Conversely, the number of such acts totaled 356. The police also recorded significantly more foreigners assaulting Germans (1.791) than the other way around (458) in the case of rape, sexual coercion or crimes against sexual self-determination. The same applied to bodily harm.

    “The state must protect its population from avoidable crime”
    Brandner asked the JF with a view to the figures: “An efficient fight against crime includes taking statistics seriously and not talking nicely, as the federal government always does.” The AfD politician also criticized the fact that German victims were of foreign crime are not in the public eye. But it is “the duty of a state to protect its population from avoidable violent crime”. Criminal asylum seekers should therefore be deported promptly. “You have lost your right to protection.”

    The answer to another AfD request from last week had shown that the number of convicted foreign offenders had increased significantly in recent years. Over the past decade it has grown by 51 percent. The most common were Turks, Romanians, Poles, Italians, Serbs, Iraqis and Russians. (ls)

    Source:
    https://jungefreiheit.de/politik/deutschland/2021/deutsche-opfer-von-auslaendern/

  2. I hope this is not too long; as I just put excerpts, so that maybe some parts may spark a point of thought, to look further into.

    Perhaps to add more points and angles of thought, though New Zealand laws are similiar and in other ways a bit different.
    Or how to use a point in your own systems too.
    —– — – – – – – – – – – ——-

    An open letter to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern ….
    etc.. etc…

    1) …. provisional consent to the sale or supply or use of a new medicine where he is of the opinion that it is desirable that the medicine be sold, supplied, or used on a restricted basis for the treatment of a limited number of patients.”.

    This provisional consent is subject to 58 conditions …..

    2) …. Medsafe’s Medicines Assessment Advisory Committee on 2 February 2021 states that approval would be sought for provisional consent for Comirnaty as a “prescription only” medicine.
    Curiously the “prescription only” restriction is omitted from the subsequent gazette notice. ….

    3) …. Minister of Finance approved an ad hoc indemnity for the supplier (Pfizer), under the Public Finance Act, in September 2020 (indicating a lack of confidence by Pfizer in the safety of its own product), to induce Pfizer to supply to New Zealand. …
    …. Pfizer Vaccine is not FDA approved. It has only Emergency Use Authorisation in the USA. ….

    4) …. “safe” or “effective,” at least not in the sense commonly understood by the public. To the public “safe and effective” means it will not cause any significant short or long-term harm to anyone who receives it, and it will prevent infection, symptoms and transmission. …

    …. “we don’t yet know if it will stop you from catching and passing on the virus.”
    The claim “when we roll up our sleeves we are helping to protect all of us” creates the inference that the Pfizer vaccine will prevent the transmission of COVID-19 from one person to another.
    There is no evidence to support this claim.
    Even Pfizer itself does not claim that the vaccine prevents the transmission from one person to another.

    5) … principle of “informed consent” is fundamental. This requires information about risks, benefits and uncertainties as well as alternatives, and also that decisions are freely made, without duress. …

    6) … no evidence this vaccine prevents infection or transmission.
    Despite this, some employers are threatening employees with dismissal or reduced hours if they do not receive this experimental vaccine. ….

    7) …. some employers threatening staff with dismissal or reduced hours if they do not accept the Pfizer vaccine.
    There will inevitably be health and safety claims against employers who required or encouraged employees to accept this experimental vaccine if they suffer vaccine injury. ….

    8) …. reliance on misleading and unjustified assurances that the vaccine is approved by Medsafe and is safe and effective.
    Another example of this is the threat to the integrity of our bloodbank.
    This website at http://www.nzblood.co.nz states that no standdown is required for the Pfizer BioNTec vaccine as it is “approved by Medsafe”. In fact it has only provisional consent for treatment of a limited number of patients. ….

    9) … serious breaches of the Medicines Act, Fair Trading Act, the NZ Bill of Rights Act and public law principles of decision making. There are also apparent breaches of the fiduciary duties owed by our elected representatives to the public of New Zealand. The cumulative effect of the many breaches significantly reduces the level of protection for patients ….

    10) …. threat to the rule of law, fundamental human rights of New Zealanders, public health and wellbeing and trust in government. There is also potentially very significant economic risk, especially if any of the warnings of international experts about this experimental vaccine ….

    11) …. an immediate end to the current misleading advertisements and corrective advertising to address misleading and deceptive claims that have already been made, and to facilitate fully informed consent ….

    12) …. acknowledge receipt [government has acknowledge they received] and confirm your intentions. …

    13) …. by 5 pm Tuesday 5th April, my clients have instructed me to file urgent proceedings ….

    https://www.outdoorsparty.co.nz/sue-grey-open-letter-to-prime-minister/
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    This has been discussed on one radio talk back program but not in New Zealand mass media.

    The government has acknowledged receipt of the letter, and so will wait until next week to see what eventuates, as it will then be put to a court.

    And thanks Baron, all part of your good work around of samizdat. 🙂

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