Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/4/2021

A church in Ontario that refused to stop holding services despite COVID regulations has been fined $83,000 by the government. Meanwhile, police in the UAE targeted illegal lockdown-violating gatherings under buildings and in public spaces.

In other news, opponents of same-sex marriage in the United Methodist Church are preparing to split off and form their own denomination.

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

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Financial Crisis
» ADP Report Shows Private Companies Added 117,000 Jobs in February
» Business Insider: “Everything is About to Get More Expensive. This is Good”
 
USA
» “Offensive Material”: eBay Bans Sale of Dr. Seuss Books
» “There Were Literally 20 Guys With Guns Blazing — They Broke Down My Door” — Dr. Simone Gold Reveals Chris Wray’s FBI Henchmen Storming Her Home
» Accused Terrorist Found With Makeshift ISIS Flag in His Jail Cell: Prosecutors
» Amazon Has a Monopoly on the Books Market. Publishers Could Refuse to Publish Books the Tech Giant May Ban.
» Amendment to Lower Voting Age to 16 Fails, Despite Majority of Democrats Supporting
» Americans’ Perception of China is Increasingly Negative, A Third View as a National Enemy
» Antifa Violent National Autonomous Day of Action Planned — the Kids Won’t be Quiet, They’re Going to Start a Riot
» Ashli Babbitt’s Legal Team Releases First Official Press Release
» Attorney Sidney Powell Responds to SCOTUS Decision on Election Fraud Cases
» Bill to Make it a Felony for Doctors to Administer Hormone Therapy to Minors Passes in Alabama Senate
» CNN Doctor Says Americans Should Mask Up & Social Distance Every Winter to Beat Flu
» Colorado Absurdly Proposes to Fine Social Media Companies for Allowing People to Talk About “Conspiracies”
» Connecticut Governor Lifts All Capacity Limits on Restaurants, Houses of Worship, Gyms, — But Keeps Mask Mandate in Place
» CPAC’s ‘Nazi Rune’ Stage Designed by a Liberal Company Which Has Worked for Biden, MSNBC.
» Cuomo Wins Al-Qaeda’s ‘Jihadi of the Year’ Prize for Killing 3x More Americans Than 9/11
» D.C. Police Issue Emergency Alert on “Possible” Militia Plot to Breach Capitol Tomorrow
» Dem Lawmaker Opposes Arizona Bill That Raises Sentences for Pedophiles Because it Would Hurt ‘People of Color’
» Design Firm Had ‘No Idea’ CPAC Stage Resembled Nazi Symbol, But Takes Responsibility After Liberal Conspiracy Spirals Out of Hand
» Dr. Fauci’s COVID-19 Treachery
» Dr. Fauci Rips Texas Governor for Reopening Businesses, Ending Mask Mandate (Video)
» Family Fined, Kicked Off Their Own Land for Living in RV
» Gannett Corporation Purges Conservative “Mallard Fillmore” Comic Strip From Its Newspapers
» House Democrats Cancel Thursday Votes After New Alleged Threats to Capitol
» Judge Orders Election Do-Over After 78% of Mail-in Ballots Proved Fraudulent — Notary Arrested
» Minneapolis, Hennepin County to Spend More Than $1m on Barricades Ahead of Derek Chauvin Trial
» Montana Gov. Gianforte Hits Biden for Neanderthal Remark: “I Guess You Can Count Me as One”
» Motor Vehicle Deaths Spiked During 2020 Amid the Pandemic
» New England Journal of Medicine Promotes Mandatory Vaccinations, Tells States How to Do it
» New York Tests Vaccine Passports at MSG Rangers Game
» New York Governor Cuomo Announces Vaccine Passports
» Newsom Urges Double-Masking for All Californians, Will Not Make “Terrible Mistake” Like Texas
» People Can’t Get Vaccinated at Walgreens and CVS Without Giving Up Their Data
» Report: Children’s Risk of Dying in Car Accidents at Least 10 Times Higher Than COVID-19
» Show Me the Law
» Suppressed Report Says Online “Hate Speech” Doesn’t Reflect Real-World Crimes
» Texas Power Grid Operator Axes CEO After Deadly Blackout During Winter Storm
» Top Rated Arizona News Anchor Resigns: “I No Longer Want to Do This Job”
» Two Paterson City Council Democrats Indicted on Voter Fraud Charges After Using Mail-in Ballots to Steal Election
» Unhinged Portland Commissioner Makes the News Again: This Time She Was Accused of Hit-and-Run — Then Hid in Her Apartment and Denied it Was Her
» United Methodist Conservatives Detail Plans for a Breakaway
» Update: Judge Orders Release of Proud Boys Member Ethan Nordean After Feds Get Caught — Oversold His Case Like Worthless Trinkets From a 3 Am Infomercial
» Update: Four Months After the 2020 Election in Georgia, Over 400,000 Absentee Ballots Are Missing Legally Required Chain of Custody Documentation, Yet Biden Was Given the State by 12,000 Votes
» Video: Dem Lawmaker Opposes Arizona Bill That Raises Sentences for Pedophiles Because it Would Hurt ‘People of Color’
» ‘We Do Not Censor Books’: New York Public Library Refuses to Cancel Dr. Seuss
» White House Cuts Video Feed After Biden Said He’d be “Happy to Take Questions”
» With Republican Help, Steady Marxist “Progress” Under Biden
» YouTube Deletes All Copies of President Trump’s CPAC Speech, Suspends RSBN for Two Weeks
 
Canada
» It’s All About Control
» Ontario Church That Has Continued to Defy Lockdowns Fined $83,000
 
Europe and the EU
» 31-Year-Old Estonian Rescue Worker Dies After Taking AstraZeneca Vaccine
» Attacker Wounds 8 People in Sweden With Knife, Allegedly Creamed ‘Allahu Akbar’
» Bloody Battle Between African, Balkan Gangs in Small Swiss City
» Exclusive: Scientists at Top British Universities Worked With Chinese Nuclear Weapons Researchers
» Fidesz’s Departure From EPP Will Deepen EU Divide: Report
» French Court Waives Trial for Antisemitic Murderer Because He Took ‘Delusional Puff’ Of Weed
» German Intelligence Agency Places Populist Right-Wing Party AfD Under State Surveillance
» Guardian Promotes ‘Global Lockdown’ Every Two Years to Combat Climate Change
» Health Experts: Obesity Fuelling Vastly Higher COVID Death Toll
» Jersey Police Criticized Over TikTok Dance Routine
» Majority of Germans Say EU Has Handled Vaccine Programme Badly
» Meet Othmar Karas, the Man Behind the EPP’s Anti-Orban Crusade
» Photographer Injured in Attack While Covering ‘Youth Violence’ In French City
» Poland’s PiS Politicians Encourage Fidesz to Join European Conservatives and Reformists
» ‘Racist’ Welsh YouTube Channel Removed
» RMDSZ Won’t Follow Fidesz’s Departure From EPP, But is Worried About Lack of Dialogue in the Party
» Spain: 8 Jailed for Burning Police Van Amid Rapper Protests
» Sweden: Press Identify Suspected Terrorist Axe Attacker as Afghan Migrant, Three in ‘Life-Threatening’ Condition
» UK’s Boris Celebrates Dr Seuss as Cancel Campaign is Waged on His Books
» Watch: Teen Chased Through Park by Crazed German Police for ‘Violating COVID Rules’
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Oil Spill Off Israel’s Coast Was ‘Environmental Terrorism’ By Iran
 
Middle East
» COVID UAE: Police Target Illegal Gatherings of Teens, Gamblers
 
Russia
» Russia’s 3rd Vaccine: CoviVac Developer Tells RT New Jab Uses Classic ‘Dead Virus’ Technology
 
South Asia
» India Witnesses Deaths of Healthcare Workers Post-COVID Vaccination
 
Far East
» China Wants a Digital Data Bank of All Faces and Fingerprints
» Chinese Court Says Homosexuality Can be Deemed Mental Disorder After Former Student Brings Case Over Textbook Definition
» Freedom Watch: China Behind Global Decline in Freedom
» How We Know SARS-Cov-2 Absolutely Leaked From a Chinese Lab
» To Silence 19-Year-Old Man Overseas, CCP Tortures Parents in China
» Xi Jinping Calls Out US as “Biggest Threat” To China’s Development & Security
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigerian Christian Pastor Held Captive Since December Released by Boko Haram Terrorists
» Zambian Leader Dr. Mumba Refuses COVID Drugs After Discovering Bottles Marked “Not for Use in EU or USA” (Video)
 
Immigration
» 1 in 20 Asylum Seekers Test Positive for COVID at US Border
» Arson Suspected in Spanish Asylum Camp Blaze
» Boat Migrants Arrested for Gang Rape of Irish Woman in Canary Islands
» Far-Right Anti-Migrant Group ‘Generation Identitaire’ Outlawed in France
» More Than 100 Illegal Immigrants Released by Border Patrol Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
» UK: Injured and Barefoot Migrants Arrive at Dover After Crossing Channel in Inflatable Boat With Tyre Inner Tubes Instead of Life-Belts in Bitter 4C Cold
» UK: ZERO Illegal Boat Migrants Deported Since Brexit Despite Record Arrivals: Report
 
Culture Wars
» Alabama Senate Passes Bill That Makes Providing Sex-Change Surgeries, Hormone Therapy for Children a Felony
» Attack on Women’s Sports Continues as NFL Team Ditches Cheerleaders for Gender Inclusive Dancers
» Mississippi Passes Bill to Ban Transgender Athletes From Girls’ Sports
» New Normal: ‘Liberal’ Western Leaders Unite to Criminalize and Jail Their Right-Wing Opposition
» New Zealand Looks to Silence Pro-Life Speech Surrounding Abortion Facilities
 

ADP Report Shows Private Companies Added 117,000 Jobs in February

U.S. private employers added fewer jobs than expected in February, even as the number of COVID-19 cases nationwide eased and state governments lifted some lockdown measures implemented to curb the spread of the virus, according to the ADP National Employment Report released Wednesday.

The report showed that companies added 117,000 jobs last month, missing the 177,000-job increase that economists surveyed by Refinitiv had predicted.

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

Business Insider: “Everything is About to Get More Expensive. This is Good”

With America already experiencing the beginnings of an inflation wave that may spiral out of control as a result of trillions in money printing the media is trying to get ahead of the story by claiming that everything becoming more expensive “is good.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“Offensive Material”: eBay Bans Sale of Dr. Seuss Books

The purge of Dr. Seuss books continues after it was revealed that eBay has banned sales of the books, labeling them “offensive material.”

Adam Townsend posted a screenshot from an eBay listing showing that sales of the books have been suspended because they violate the company’s “Offensive Materials” policy.

“Listings that promote or glorify hatred, violence, or discrimination aren’t allowed,” the message said, adding, “As a courtesy, we have ended your item and refunded your selling fees, and as long as you do not relist the item, there will be no negative impact to your account.”

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

“There Were Literally 20 Guys With Guns Blazing — They Broke Down My Door” — Dr. Simone Gold Reveals Chris Wray’s FBI Henchmen Storming Her Home

The FBI was quick to release photos following the raid and riots of the US Capitol is January 6th.

Dr. Simone Gold led a team of doctors called America’s Frontline Doctors, a group that challenged COVID prevention strategy in America, back in July in Washington DC. The Frontline doctors from across met in Washington DC to dispel the misinformation and myths surrounding the coronavirus. The group was concerned with the disinformation campaign being played out in the far-left American media today. The group also promoted the use of hydroxychloroquine as a life-saving medication in treating the coronavirus. The American left trashed the doctors and the tech giants blocked their content from the internet.

The American left hates to be confronted on their lies. And for months they went after Dr. Simone and the other doctors to ruin their reputation. Dr. Simone was fired for speaking on the benefits of treating the coronavirus with hydroxychloroquine.

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

Accused Terrorist Found With Makeshift ISIS Flag in His Jail Cell: Prosecutors

A Brooklynite who served as a sniper for ISIS was caught in his jail cell with a homemade flag that resembled the terrorist organization’s logo, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Ruslan Asainov, 44, charged in 2019 with working for the Islamic State and trying to recruit others to join the fight as well, was caught in his cell at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center with a small item that he had fashioned to look like the ISIS flag, the feds said Wednesday in papers in his Brooklyn Federal Court case.

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

Amazon Has a Monopoly on the Books Market. Publishers Could Refuse to Publish Books the Tech Giant May Ban.

Amazon has recently started banning books the giant sees as promoting hate speech, and doing this in an untransparent manner, apparently believing it cannot be legally challenged on this policy.

But a law in force in Seattle might actually provide legal recourse to those who believe they have been wronged by Amazon’s censorship, reports suggest.

Critics say that Amazon introduced new rules allowing it to remove books from its store in order to pander to cancel culture activists and pressure groups, with two recent literary casualties dealing with the issue of transgenderism in a critical manner.

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

Amendment to Lower Voting Age to 16 Fails, Despite Majority of Democrats Supporting

The House of Representatives voted down an amendment offered by Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) that sought to lower the voting age in the United States to 16. Though the final vote tally was 125-302, a majority of House Democrats voted in favor of the legislation, 125-93.

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

Americans’ Perception of China is Increasingly Negative, A Third View as a National Enemy

One-third of Americans now see China as an enemy of the United States, with Republicans nearly three times as likely as Democrats to hold this view.

Among all people surveyed in the poll by Pew Research, 34% said China was an enemy, followed by 55% who said China was a competitor. Only 9% of respondents said China is a partner of the U.S.

Among Republicans, however, 53% said China was a hostile power that threatened the nation, while only 4% believed China was a partner. Democrats held more favorable views, with 15% believing China was a partner and only 20% believing the Asian nation was an enemy of America.

Both parties, however, had a strong majority that believed China should be held accountable for human rights violations.

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

Antifa Violent National Autonomous Day of Action Planned — the Kids Won’t be Quiet, They’re Going to Start a Riot

ANTIFA is planning another day of chaos and destruction. They’re calling it the “Autonomous Day of Action” and it’s scheduled for March 6th.

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

Ashli Babbitt’s Legal Team Releases First Official Press Release

Ashli Babbitt’s legal team issued their first press release in response to the deadly shooting of Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt by a Capitol Hill police lieutenant.

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

Attorney Sidney Powell Responds to SCOTUS Decision on Election Fraud Cases

The Supreme Court refused to secure the integrity of the US elections.

Later on Monday night Attorney Sidney Powell released a statement on the refusal of the court to hear the election fraud cases.

Sidney Powell says the ruling completes the implosion of each of our three branches of government into the rubble of the sinkhole of corruption.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bill to Make it a Felony for Doctors to Administer Hormone Therapy to Minors Passes in Alabama Senate

The Alabama state Senate voted Tuesday to make it a felony for medical professionals to treat minors with hormone therapy or sex change surgery.

The bill, sponsored by Republican state Sen. Shay Shelnutt and dubbed the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, passed through the chamber by a margin of 23-4, according to CBS News.

The bill would result in criminal felony charges for any medical professional who treats transgender minors under the age of 19 with “gender-affirming care” and would come with the punishment of up to 10 years in prison or a $15,000 fine.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CNN Doctor Says Americans Should Mask Up & Social Distance Every Winter to Beat Flu

Dr. Paul Offit, a pediatrician who regularly appears on CNN, says Americans should wear masks and socially distance every winter in order to reduce flu hospitalizations and deaths.

“If we mask and social distance every winter, we will see a dramatic reduction in the flu, which usually causes hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths,” Offit told the network.

As we previously highlighted, flu cases have virtually disappeared since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with health authorities in England announcing that not a single case of influenza has been detected this year.

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

Colorado Absurdly Proposes to Fine Social Media Companies for Allowing People to Talk About “Conspiracies”

A bill has been introduced and is currently under consideration in Colorado’s state legislature seeking to establish new regulatory bodies to deal with the tech industry.

This legislation aims to put pressure on tech companies when it comes to what content and practices their users are allowed to post and engage in, and allow those making claims of unfairness and discrimination to take their complaints all the way to the court — once administrative proceedings the bill aims to set up have been exhausted.

The bill, whose main sponsor is Democrat member of the Colorado General Assembly Kerry Donovan, proposes creating the the digital communications division and the digital communications commission, that would register online platforms like social media sites that operate in this US state.

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

Connecticut Governor Lifts All Capacity Limits on Restaurants, Houses of Worship, Gyms, — But Keeps Mask Mandate in Place

Governor Ned Lamont (D) rolled back most Covid restrictions in Connecticut starting March 19.

All capacity limits will be lifted on restaurants, houses of worship, gyms and museums.

Movie theaters will be capped at 50% and the state’s mask mandate will remain.

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

CPAC’s ‘Nazi Rune’ Stage Designed by a Liberal Company Which Has Worked for Biden, MSNBC.

Despite Democrats and the mainstream media insisting the Conservative Political Action Conference designed its stage to resemble Nazi insignia, the company responsible for its creation revealed it “had no idea that the design resembled any symbol” and has worked for Joe Biden and MSNBC in the past.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Cuomo Wins Al-Qaeda’s ‘Jihadi of the Year’ Prize for Killing 3x More Americans Than 9/11

Takes home the golden grenade launcher

Text may contain traces of satire.

Emmy winner and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo scored another award this week as Al-Qaeda honored him with their Jihadi of the Year prize for killing more Americans than they ever have-three times as many Americans as the terrorist organization did on 9/11.

“We really thought we outdid everybody with our attacks on 9/11,” Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said. “We thought nobody would ever be able to pull off something equivalent or worse than our attacks.

“But you know, Cuomo did it and more power to him. He did an amazing job, so our hats off to the scumbag infidel. He will take home the golden grenade launcher.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

D.C. Police Issue Emergency Alert on “Possible” Militia Plot to Breach Capitol Tomorrow

Here we go again with yet more vague “threats” by nebulous militant right-wing groups targeting the Capitol which will no doubt be met with an additional mass increase in security measures (and budgets no doubt) walling the public off from the whole area…

The official Capitol Police statement cites ‘credible intelligence’ of “a possible plot” in the works by an “identified militia group” to breach the Capitol.

[Comment: Another FBI false flag op?]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dem Lawmaker Opposes Arizona Bill That Raises Sentences for Pedophiles Because it Would Hurt ‘People of Color’

State Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley insinuated that harsher sentences for convicted pedophiles “disproportionately” impact “people of color”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Design Firm Had ‘No Idea’ CPAC Stage Resembled Nazi Symbol, But Takes Responsibility After Liberal Conspiracy Spirals Out of Hand

The design firm behind a stage setup at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has emphatically dismissed conspiracy theories that their work was intended to resemble Nazi insignia.

Design Foundry, a firm based in Maryland, has come forward to say they “had no idea” their stage layout for the conservative conference held last week in Orlando, Florida resembled the Othala Rune, a symbol found on Nazi uniforms.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dr. Fauci’s COVID-19 Treachery

With Chilling Ties to the Chinese Military

by Peter R. Breggin MD and Ginger R. Breggin

Executive Summary

This report documents in detail how Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has been the major force behind a series of research activities and other government actions that enabled the Chinese Communist Party to create lethal SARS coronaviruses, leading to the release of SARS-CoV-2 from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Fauci continues to cover for the Chinese and for himself, denying the origin of SARSCoV-2, and delaying and thwarting worldwide attempts to deal rationally with the pandemic.

This report documents with more than 100 linked citations the following activities by Dr. Fauci:…

14. Overall, Fauci has been and continues to be an extraordinarily destructive force in the world. Most damaging to humanity, he enabled China to create SARS-CoV-2 and other deadly viruses for use as biological weapons. At the same time, he developed chilling ties to the Chinese Communist Party and its military, even financing their activities through NIAID and helping them to obtain valuable US patents. Then, in collaboration with China and WHO, he initially hid the origins and dangers of the pandemic, so that it spread more rapidly around the world. Then he became the go-to scientist and management czar for the very pandemic that he helped to create, enormously increasing his power and influence, and the wealth of his institute and his global collaborators, including Bill Gates and the international pharmaceutical industry.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dr. Fauci Rips Texas Governor for Reopening Businesses, Ending Mask Mandate (Video)

The authoritarians are panicking over the loss of their control.

Florida, Texas, Mississippi and several other states in the union are open for business at full capacity with zero mask mandates.

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

Family Fined, Kicked Off Their Own Land for Living in RV

A Georgia family was kicked off their own plot of land and fined for living in an RV.

Polk County resident Tim Leslie bought a plot of land with his life savings after getting laid off due to the pandemic lockdowns, where he and his family lived in an RV as they developed a permanent home.

“Before I could go to court, they showed up at my property, the building inspector and the code enforcement officer, and told me that I had to be off my land or they were going to seize my vehicles and my assets,” Leslie told WSB-TV last month.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Gannett Corporation Purges Conservative “Mallard Fillmore” Comic Strip From Its Newspapers

In what is being called an “unprecedented” move, the left-leaning newspaper corporation Gannett, which owns USA Today and a number of other papers throughout the country, has pulled the popular “Mallard Fillmore” cartoon from its pages.

Bruce Tinsley, who created the strip almost three decades ago, was informed by his syndicate, King Features, that the corporation was canceling him. King Features told Tinsley that they had “never seen anything like it.”

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

House Democrats Cancel Thursday Votes After New Alleged Threats to Capitol

The U.S. House of Representatives rushed the passage of its police reform bill Wednesday night and canceled all votes scheduled for Thursday in response to allegedly new threats to the Capitol.

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

Judge Orders Election Do-Over After 78% of Mail-in Ballots Proved Fraudulent — Notary Arrested

Judge Jeff Weill ordered a new runoff election in Aberdeen Mississippi after he found that 78% of mail-in ballots proved fraudulent.

In the sixty-four-page order, Judge Jeff Weill not only calls for a new election but also finds evidence of fraud and criminal activity, in how absentee ballots were handled, how votes were counted, and the actions by some at the polling place.

In his ruling, the judge said that sixty-six of eighty-four absentee ballots cast in the June runoff were not valid and should never have been counted. Nicholas Holliday was declared the winner by a 37 vote margin. Robert Devaull challenged the results in court.

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

Minneapolis, Hennepin County to Spend More Than $1m on Barricades Ahead of Derek Chauvin Trial

Minneapolis and Hennepin County officials will spend at least $1 million to put up fences and other barricades across the city as they prepare for the first trial in George Floyd’s death.

Minneapolis leaders estimate they will spend $645,000, most of which will be on fortifications for the city’s five police precincts. The rest will go to protecting City Hall and the new Public Service Building, both of which face the downtown courthouse where former officer Derek Chauvin will be tried; jury selection begins Monday.

County officials said their initial cost for installing and leasing barriers around the Hennepin County Government Center, which includes the courthouse, is just over $420,000.

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

Montana Gov. Gianforte Hits Biden for Neanderthal Remark: “I Guess You Can Count Me as One”

After President Joe Biden accused the Republican governors of Texas and Mississippi of “Neanderthal” thinking for making the decision to fully open their states, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte said he was content being accused of the same.

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

Motor Vehicle Deaths Spiked During 2020 Amid the Pandemic

The number of Americans who lost their lives due to vehicle accidents drastically increased from 2019 to 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a survey conducted by the National Safety Council, there were 42,060 motor vehicle deaths in 2020. That is the largest number of traffic accident deaths since 2007.

The preliminary data shows that even though the number of miles driven declined by 13%, the rate of death on the roads increased 24% marking the highest year-over-year jump in almost 100 years.

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

New England Journal of Medicine Promotes Mandatory Vaccinations, Tells States How to Do it

The mandated vaccine trap is being carefully constructed and now the formerly-prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is coopted into the political gamesmanship. This is Big Pharma dominance at its worst. ? TN Editor

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New York Tests Vaccine Passports at MSG Rangers Game

New York City has unveiled a vaccine passport system that could see anyone unable to prove they have taken the COVID shot barred from events venues.

Anyone attending events where the system is in place will be required to use a phone app or paper version of the pass to display their ‘green’ vaccination and testing status, with state guidelines in place to mandate the scheme.

Dubbed, the “Excelsior Pass”, the system was tested for a second time at Madison Square Garden this week during a New York Rangers game.

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

New York Governor Cuomo Announces Vaccine Passports

While the highly controversial issue of introducing so-called Covid passports is being deliberated in many parts of the world, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to have made up his mind: this US state has started to test one.

The scheme, called the Excelsior Pass, is currently a pilot project that will be tested in Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center, Cuomo announced in a statement, adding that the first test was carried out during a basketball game at Barclays Center on February 28.

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

Newsom Urges Double-Masking for All Californians, Will Not Make “Terrible Mistake” Like Texas

Having immediately decried the actions of Texas and Mississippi — in giving their citizens back some freedom and the ability to think for themselves — as “absolutely reckless,” California Governor Gavin Newsom has doubled-down (literally) on the virtue-signaling.

“We will be doubling down on mask wearing,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday, “not arguing to follow the example of Texas and other states that I think are making a terrible mistake.”

The Sacramento Bee is reporting tonight that new state health guidelines announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday recommend that Californians wear two cloth masks or one filtered mask when going out in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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

People Can’t Get Vaccinated at Walgreens and CVS Without Giving Up Their Data

The COVID-19 vaccination program is providing pharmacies and other retailers consumer data, which they can use for tailored marketing. It is a concern for people who value their privacy, despite the fact that medical information is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

In an effort to help people easily access the vaccine in the US, the Biden administration launched a program to deliver vaccines to pharmacies and grocery chains, such as CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart. The stores are not benefiting financially from the vaccines, as they are free. However, they are getting something much more valuable, consumer data.

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

Report: Children’s Risk of Dying in Car Accidents at Least 10 Times Higher Than COVID-19

The risk of children dying from COVID-19 is significantly smaller than the chances of dying in a car accident, heart failure, suicide, and even the common flu, according to data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

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

Show Me the Law

This is how they have subverted America and subdued an entire nation through the illegal edicts of governors, mayors, and various “health officials.” Just because something is a “good idea” or “protects vulnerable people”, or “slows the curve” is not reason enough to blindly obey a non-law. In America there is a clearly defined process to “make laws” and “good intentions” are not valid rationale for implementing “Pretended Legislation.”

Most Americans have never heard that term before, but it is listed specifically in the Declaration of Independence as a reason to “throw off the chains” of the King. Here is the quote from the Declaration:

“He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: …For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences.”

Hmmm. Pretended Legislation leads to pretended offenses…that sort of sounds like mask mandates, social distancing, health mandates and non-essential businesses,” doesn’t it my fellow Americans?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Suppressed Report Says Online “Hate Speech” Doesn’t Reflect Real-World Crimes

Online so-called “hate speech” does not lead to an increase in real-world hate crimes, according to an unpublished federal report. The report was sent to Congress by the Department of Commerce in January, but is yet to appear on any government website.

The report, which was obtained by Breitbart News, was prepared by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration(NTIA), which is under the Department of Commerce. It’s purpose was to revise the findings of a similar report by NTIA from 1993 titled “The Role of Telecommunications in Hate Crimes.”

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

Texas Power Grid Operator Axes CEO After Deadly Blackout During Winter Storm

The entity delivering power to most of Texas has decided to fire its CEO, as it faces criticism for failing to prepare the power grid for last month’s winter storm and leaving millions without heat for days.

The board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has given a 60-day notice to President and CEO Bill Magness, the non-profit company said in a statement after a meeting on Wednesday night. During the transition period, he will “work with state leaders and regulators on potential reforms,” while the board looks for his replacement.

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Top Rated Arizona News Anchor Resigns: “I No Longer Want to Do This Job”

Kari Lake: “Journalism has changed a lot since I first stepped into a newsroom… I don’t like the direction it is going. …I’m sure there are other journalists out there who feel the same way.”

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Two Paterson City Council Democrats Indicted on Voter Fraud Charges After Using Mail-in Ballots to Steal Election

Democrats were caught cheating again.

New Jersey — Two Paterson City Council Democrats were indicted on voter fraud charges after harvesting ballots and mailing them in bundled packs.

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Unhinged Portland Commissioner Makes the News Again: This Time She Was Accused of Hit-and-Run — Then Hid in Her Apartment and Denied it Was Her

Jo Ann Hardesty is back in the news.

Portland city commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty has spearheaded the movement to defund the police, and has even demanded that vichy “mayor” Ted Wheeler hand her control of the police bureau.

Back in November Hardesty called the police in neighboring Clark County, Washington, during a Lyft ride home from a casino. The Porland city commissioner was not content with the Lyft driverfollowing company protocols and leaving the windows cracked a little bit. Evidently, Hardesty started throwing a temper tantrum, and the Lyft driver pulled off at a gas station and ended the ride.

Hardesty refused to get out of his car.

Both parties ended up placing calls to the police.

The Oregonian laters obtained and posted the 911 calls.

Now Jo Ann Hardesty is back in the news.

A Portland driver reported that she was rear-ended Wednesday afternoon while stopped at a traffic light. The woman who hit her was Jo Ann Hardesty who then allegedly took off from the scene of the crime.

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United Methodist Conservatives Detail Plans for a Breakaway

Conservative leaders within the United Methodist Church unveiled plans Monday to form a new denomination, the Global Methodist Church, with a doctrine that does not recognize same-sex marriage.

The move could hasten the long-expected breakup of the UMC over differing approaches to LGBTQ inclusion. For now, the UMC is the largest mainline Protestant church in the U.S. and second only to the Southern Baptist Convention, an evangelical denomination, among all U.S. Protestant churches.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UMC’s General Conference — at which the schism would be debated — has been postponed for two consecutive years, and is now scheduled to take place in Minneapolis starting in late August of 2022.

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Update: Judge Orders Release of Proud Boys Member Ethan Nordean After Feds Get Caught — Oversold His Case Like Worthless Trinkets From a 3 Am Infomercial

Surprise, surprise.

US Federal Judge Beryl Howell on Wednesday ordered the release of a prominent member of the far-right Proud Boys group while he awaits trial.

Judge Beryl ruled the feds failed to show that Ethan Nordean posed such a danger to the public that he must be jailed while his case unfolds.

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Update: Four Months After the 2020 Election in Georgia, Over 400,000 Absentee Ballots Are Missing Legally Required Chain of Custody Documentation, Yet Biden Was Given the State by 12,000 Votes

Georgia still hasn’t come up with over 400,000 legally required chain of custody documents for predominantly Joe Biden ballots in the 2020 election. But they had no problem claiming Biden won the election by 10,000 votes.

We reported a couple of months ago that the state of Georgia certified their 2020 Presidential election results despite not have chain of custody documentation for 460,000 ballots in the election no doubt heavily favoring Joe Biden. These legally required documents were of no concern to corrupt Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who gave the election to Joe Biden with only a 10,000 vote lead.

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Video: Dem Lawmaker Opposes Arizona Bill That Raises Sentences for Pedophiles Because it Would Hurt ‘People of Color’

THE ARIZONA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VOTED BY A MARGIN OF 51-1 TO PASS A BILL THIS WEEK THAT INSTITUTES A MANDATORY LIFE SENTENCE FOR PERSONS CONVICTED OF CHILD SEX OFFENSES AGAINST VICTIMS 12 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER. THE LONE DISSENTING VOTE CAME FROM DEMOCRAT STATE REP. PAMELA POWERS HANNLEY, WHO IMPLIED THAT THE LEGISLATION WAS RACIST AGAINST NON-WHITES.

Arizona HB 2889 states, “A person who is at least eighteen years of age and who is convicted of a dangerous crime against children in the first degree involving sexual assault of a minor who is twelve years of age or younger or sexual conduct with a minor who is twelve years of age or younger shall be sentenced to life imprisonment.”

The legislation also states that “a person who is sentenced for a dangerous crime against children in the first degree pursuant to this section is not eligible for suspension of sentence, probation, pardon or release from confinement on any basis except as specifically authorized by section 31-233, subsection A or B until the sentence imposed by the court has been served or commuted.”

The bill would also apply to other forms of physical crimes against children such as kidnapping, human trafficking, and violence.

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‘We Do Not Censor Books’: New York Public Library Refuses to Cancel Dr. Seuss

The New York Public Library is refusing to cave to the woke mob and cancel Dr. Seuss, asserting that it does not and will not censor books.

Last week, a far-left group called Learning for Justice forced the publisher of the books, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, to cease printing and licensing six of the works, asserting that they promoted “white supremacy.”

That prompted an immediate backlash, with sales surging on Amazon by a whopping 5.7 million percent.

Numerous libraries across the country have also stated that they will not remove the titles from their shelves.

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White House Cuts Video Feed After Biden Said He’d be “Happy to Take Questions”

In a move that raised eyebrows, the White House suddenly cut the feed of a virtual event immediately after President Joe Biden said he would be “happy to take questions.”

Biden, accompanied by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the House Democratic Caucus, addressed his party’s lawmakers on COVID-19 relief and the ongoing vaccine rollout. After concluding his remarks, Biden appeared to open up the event for questions.

“I’d be happy to take questions if that’s what I’m supposed to do, Nance,” Biden said to Pelosi. “Whatever you want me to do.”

After a brief pause, the feed abruptly ended.

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With Republican Help, Steady Marxist “Progress” Under Biden

The Senate Republicans got a scalp. The mean Tweets of Neera Tanden got her nomination as Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director pulled by the Biden Administration. Wow. Has the GOP demonstrated it’s a serious opposition party?

But some Republicans seem eager to confirm Communist Party-backed candidate Rep. Deb Haaland in a far more important position — that of Secretary of the Interior, with jurisdiction over:

480 million surface acres — nearly one-fifth of the land area of the United States. 700 million acres of subsurface minerals, and 5 billion acres of the Outer Continental Shelf.

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, a so-called moderate supporting Haaland, also notes that the Interior Secretary manages lands that produce nearly 20 percent of the nation’s energy that is critical for our energy independence, including:

12 percent of our natural gas; 24 percent of our oil; 43 percent of our coal; Half of our geothermal energy; and Much of our wind, solar, and hydropower.

An in-depth article at the website of Trevor Loudon notes that Haaland is “a militant left-wing radical with deep communist ties,” especially through top Communist Party official Judith Le Blanc. Haaland can be expected to stop energy production on “tribal lands” claimed by “indigenous people,” or out of respect for “Mother Earth” and the “existential threat” of climate change.

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YouTube Deletes All Copies of President Trump’s CPAC Speech, Suspends RSBN for Two Weeks

YouTube has deleted all copies of President Trump’s speech to CPAC given last Sunday in Orlando and has suspended the account of Right Side Broadcasting Network for two weeks as apparent punishment for live streaming the speech in which Trump reiterated his belief the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.

YouTube took down videos from mainstream outlets including the U.K. Independent which had over one million views as well as Fox, Fox Business, ABC News and the U.K. Sun. A search of YouTube that earlier this week showed several channels with archived live streams of the speech now shows all archived live streams have been taken down.

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It’s All About Control

I used to think Alex Jones’ “Prison Planet” was a silly name for a website. Now I’m not so sure.

Our global ruling class has insatiable desires for power and wealth. They never have enough, they’re always grabbing for more. They have used the COVID crisis, to increase their power over us, like Rembrandt used oils.

But it’s not just COVID that they’re using. Big Tech and the social media have morphed into even more serious threats against our liberty.

Let me share with you a quote cited by Allum Bokhari, senior technology correspondent for Breitbart News, in an interview with a “source” at Facebook. Here is what the source said.

“We have thousands of people on the platform who have gone from far right-” whatever he means by that-”to center in the past year, so we can build a model from those people and try to make everyone else on the right follow the same path” (Imprimis, Vol. 50, No. 1, January 2021).

Yes, he said “make everyone else on the right follow the same path.” Make them. Think about that, and be afraid…

Meanwhile they’re using COVID to scare the pants off us, with fear porn spewing out of our Free & Independent Nooze Media 24/7.

In Canada the Peel Regional schools, covering three suburbs of Toronto, have hatched a scheme that has even a lot of the “experts” on the warpath. Here’s what they want to do.

If one child in your child’s class tests positive for COVID, school officials want you to take your child home and “self-isolate” him in one room for 14 days. During that time, he must stay in the room and not come out, use a separate bathroom if possible, and have no contact with his parents or his siblings: brothers and sisters have to stay home for 14 days. They didn’t say anything about sliding the isolated child’s food through a slat at the bottom of the door. And parents will be fined $5,000 for “non-compliance.”

To more than a few experts this sounds a lot like heavy-handed child abuse. It sounds like solitary confinement in a prison. Here in America, incarcerated felons get a better break than this. But the Peel Schools have shown no sign of buckling: “They’re our peasants and we’ll crush them all we like!”

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Ontario Church That Has Continued to Defy Lockdowns Fined $83,000

A Canadian church was fined $83,000 this week for continuing to hold gatherings in violation of the strict lockdown mandates imposed by the government.

Trinity Bible Chapel in Waterloo, Ontario, was previously targeted this year with charges against all six of its elders for violating such orders. The church in turn responded with a letter explaining why it believes it is essential for the congregation to meet.

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31-Year-Old Estonian Rescue Worker Dies After Taking AstraZeneca Vaccine

A 31-year-old rescue worker in Estonia has died after being vaccinated against the coronavirus using the AstraZeneca vaccine, Maia Uuskula, the chief of the bureau of pharmacovigilance at the Estonian Agency of Medicines, has announced.

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Attacker Wounds 8 People in Sweden With Knife, Allegedly Creamed ‘Allahu Akbar’

Eight people were injured in a knife attack in the town of Vetlanda in southern Sweden, and police are investigating the incident as terrorism. During the arrest, police shot the perpetrator in the leg. As the Novinky news outlet pointed out, according to Jihadwatch.org, the man is believed to have shouted “Allahu Akbar”, a line often used by Islamic terrorists, during the attack.

According to a Swedish Local.se news outlet, which referred to the local police, the attacker is between 20 and 30 years of age of unknown origin. The motive is not clear yet.

[Comment: “History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, but It Often Rhymes” — Mark Twain. ]

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Bloody Battle Between African, Balkan Gangs in Small Swiss City

An ongoing conflict between gangs of Africans and Kosovars has led to a shooting in Delémont, a minor Swiss city near the French border.

Members of both groups engaged in battle on Sunday night, according to 20 Minutes.

Armed with bats, knifes, and other weapons, the rival factions squared off in the cantonal capital, population roughly 12,000.

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Exclusive: Scientists at Top British Universities Worked With Chinese Nuclear Weapons Researchers

The joint UK-China projects show how taxpayers could be inadvertently funding research at China’s nuclear weapons programme through science funding grants and use of Britain’s cutting edge government-funded science facilities, including the UK’s national supercomputer, ARCHER, and a £260 million particle accelerator called Diamond Light Source.

The revelations have been described as a “national scandal” and prompted calls for urgent Government and university action to crack down on risky partnerships.

Tom Tugendhat, chair of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, described the links as “extraordinary”, adding: “Some universities’ apparent lack of curiosity about their partners leaves them exposed to accusations of collusion with hostile states, violating human rights, and undermining the security of the UK.

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Fidesz’s Departure From EPP Will Deepen EU Divide: Report

The departure of Hungary’s ruling party from the European People’s Party’s (EPP) parliamentary group is detrimental to the EPP, is likely to further deepen the European divide between old and new member states and could also have repercussions on Western European countries’ economic ties with Hungary, Votewatch Europe writes in an analysis.

“In addition to the obvious changes in the balance of power in the EU institutions and the related policy implications, the broader geopolitical dynamics should not be neglected,” the article, entitled “Impact of EPP-Fidesz divorce to be bigger than expected”, concludes.

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French Court Waives Trial for Antisemitic Murderer Because He Took ‘Delusional Puff’ Of Weed

The highest court in France on Wednesday began deliberations on whether to overrule a lower court’s decision not to put the alleged antisemitic murderer of a Jewish woman on criminal trial because his excessive consumption of marijuana triggered a “delirious episode” that made him not responsible for his actions.

The actions included brutally beating his 65-year-old neighbor before throwing her out of the window of her third-floor apartment to her death while screaming Allah Akbar.

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German Intelligence Agency Places Populist Right-Wing Party AfD Under State Surveillance

The BfV is investigating the party as a “suspected case” of “far-right extremism”

[Comment: anyone against mass migration is a racist and far right — classic commie MO.]

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Guardian Promotes ‘Global Lockdown’ Every Two Years to Combat Climate Change

The London Guardian has suggested that global lockdowns will be needed every two years in order to save the planet.

The outlet used the (now changed) alarmist headline ‘Global Lockdown Every Two Years Needed To Meet Paris CO2 Goals — Study’.

The piece refers to study published in the Nature journal by a team of researchers at the University of East Anglia, who concluded that CO2 emissions need to drop by the same amount as they have during the recent lockdown period “roughly every two years” in order to offset global warming.

The study did not advocate global lockdowns in order to achieve this, despite the Guardian’s misleading headline. In fact it called for “completely different methods”.

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Health Experts: Obesity Fuelling Vastly Higher COVID Death Toll

Health experts have warned that there is a direct correlation between obesity and higher COVID-19 death tolls across the globe, findings that will not jive well with the woke trend to promote being overweight as ‘body positivity’.

The London Telegraph reports that a study of 100 countries by the World Obesity Federation found that 2.2 million of 2.5 million deaths occurred in countries with high levels of obesity.

The study noted that death rates were discovered to be 10 times higher in nations where more than 50% the population was overweight.

According to the study, in countries without obesity problems, the death rate from the virus was no higher than 10 per 100,000 population.

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Jersey Police Criticized Over TikTok Dance Routine

Jersey Police faced criticism after a video emerged showing multiple officers practicing a dance routine for a TikTok video while residents remain under lockdown restrictions.

The clip shows eight officers taking part in the dance while they are guarded by a further two officers on motorbikes. Two other people are filming the scene with professional cameras.

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Majority of Germans Say EU Has Handled Vaccine Programme Badly

The majority of Germans have said that the European Union has mishandled the rollout of vaccines — a shock result for citizens from the historically pro-EU country.

Polling data released on Wednesday from global communications firm Kekst CNC found that Germans were the most critical of the EU’s performance in procuring vaccines, with 51 per cent saying Brussels had handled the rollout “badly” and just 17 per cent saying the bloc had done “well”.

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Meet Othmar Karas, the Man Behind the EPP’s Anti-Orban Crusade

Fidesz, the ruling Hungarian government party, announced on March 3 that it will leave the European People’s Party group in protest over rule changes that the Hungarian government regards as “tailor made” for the expulsion of their party from the European parliamentary group.

The rift between Viktor Orban’s party and the EPP first truly opened up during the 2015 migrant invasion of Europe, when the German-dominated EPP spearheaded by Angela Merkel’s CDU, had failed to formulate a policy to stem the influx of illegal migrants into member states of the European Union.

As a consequence, the entire grouping has seen a tangible shift to the left of the political spectrum, and members did not take it lightly that criticism of the bloc’s migration policies coming from Hungarian ranks have started to call into question the entire direction of the European project.

No one was as vocal a critic of the Hungarian government party and its leader than Othmar Karas, MEP for the Austrian ÖVP, a liberal-conservative political party headed by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

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Photographer Injured in Attack While Covering ‘Youth Violence’ In French City

Authorities in France have opened an investigation for attempted murder after a news photographer was attacked and seriously injured while reporting on a suspected outbreak of youth violence in the northeastern city of Reims, his newspaper said.

The newspaper L’Union said Sunday that Christian Lantenois, 65, was in a serious but stable condition at a hospital in Reims.

The photographer was attacked Saturday while covering reports that youths, some apparently armed with metal bars and golf clubs, had massed in a sector of high-rise housing in the city, the newspaper said.

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Poland’s PiS Politicians Encourage Fidesz to Join European Conservatives and Reformists

Poland’s ruling conservative party has invited Hungary’s Fidesz party to join their European Parliament coalition after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s decision to withdraw Fidesz from the European People’s Party (EPP).

Former Polish deputy minister of defense Bartosz Kownacki, a member of Poland’s Law and Justice Party (PiS), believes that the move by Orban was forced by the EPP “shifting so far left” that Fidesz had to leave.Kownacki said the Hungarian prime minister could not accept the”ideological mediocrity” from the EPP, which led to the departure.

“The issue resolves around the fact that Hungary wants to develop and wants Fidesz to rule, but the European Union does not want such a thing,” Kownacki explained.

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‘Racist’ Welsh YouTube Channel Removed

A YouTube channel accused of racism has had its accounts removed.

The Voice of Wales, run by two Swansea-based UKIP members, describes itself as a media organisation covering stories ignored by the mainstream media.

But it was accused of using “foul” and “unacceptable” language during an investigation by BBC Wales’s Newyddion S4C programme and had its YouTube accounts removed on Tuesday.

It said it was appealing against the “malicious attempt” to silence it.

They had also hosted discussions with controversial guests, including members of the Proud Boys group, which is active in the USA and Canada.

The Proud Boys has been banned by Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and outlawed completely in Canada, where the government has deemed them a terror group.

The channel has also broadcast online discussions with figures such as Katie Hopkins and Tommy Robinson — both permanently banned by Twitter for breaching “hateful conduct” guidelines.

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RMDSZ Won’t Follow Fidesz’s Departure From EPP, But is Worried About Lack of Dialogue in the Party

MEPs of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ) will not follow in the footsteps of Hungary’s Fidesz and leave the European People’s Party’s (EPP) faction in the European Parliament, Kelemen Hunor, the president of RMDSZ, wrote on Facebook on Wednesday night, pointing out he was concerned that the EPP was less and less accepting of differences of opinion.

Ending a two-year struggle between Hungary’s ruling Fidesz and leaders of the EPP that led to several open confrontations, Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on Wednesday that Fidesz is leaving the EPP’s faction.

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Spain: 8 Jailed for Burning Police Van Amid Rapper Protests

ARCELONA, Spain — A judge in Spain on Wednesday denied bail to eight people following their arrest for violent clashes with police during protests against the imprisonment of a rap artist.

The suspects — five Italian men, one Italian woman, one French woman and one Spanish woman — were allegedly part of a group that set fire to a police van in Barcelona on Saturday. They face potential charges that include attempted homicide, assaulting law enforcement officers, and forming part of a criminal group.

Catalan interior chief Miquel Sàmper said the suspects held in custody belong to an international “anarchist movement.”

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Sweden: Press Identify Suspected Terrorist Axe Attacker as Afghan Migrant, Three in ‘Life-Threatening’ Condition

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hospital officials say three people wounded in an assault by a man using an axe in southern Sweden are in life-threatening condition and police have reduced the overall number of victims to seven.

The suspected assailant, a man in his twenties, was shot, arrested and is being treated in a hospital, police said. A press conference was expected later Thursday on the attack.

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UK’s Boris Celebrates Dr Seuss as Cancel Campaign is Waged on His Books

British prime minister Boris Johnson has posted a picture of himself posing with a copy of a Dr Seuss story for World Book Day, amid an ongoing culture war battle over whether the late children’s author should be “cancelled”.

“Over the long days of lockdown, reading has provided great relief to so many,” the Prime Minister wrote in a post shared on Facebook-owned Instagram, showing him masked up and reading a copy of The Cat in the Hat to an unmasked girl in school uniform.

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Watch: Teen Chased Through Park by Crazed German Police for ‘Violating COVID Rules’

A teenager was hunted down by out-of-control German police officers attempting to enforce ‘COVID rules’ in a park in Hamburg last week, according to reports.

Wild footage from a chase through Jenischpark in the suburb of Othmarschen shows a 17-year-old fleeing from cops careening across a field in a police wagon as more officers pursue on foot.

The patrol vehicle can be seen spinning wildly as it almost hits two running officers before striking an obstruction and nearly crashing into the teen ‘fugitive.’

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Oil Spill Off Israel’s Coast Was ‘Environmental Terrorism’ By Iran

Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel identified a Libyan ship which sailed from Iran as the vessel responsible for the massive tar and oil pollution off Israel’s coasts and accused the Iranian regime of “environmental terrorism.”

“After reducing the number of suspects in the incident, we discovered that it was not just environmental crime — but environmental terrorism. An illegal ship owned by a Libyan company that departed from Iran is responsible for the environmental attack,” Gamliel wrote on Twitter.[…]

[the amorality of Islam never ceases to amaze me — its malevolence is just pure evil]

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COVID UAE: Police Target Illegal Gatherings of Teens, Gamblers

Groups of teens meeting under buildings, men playing games in green areas and squares, beggars and gamblers will be dealt with zero tolerance in Sharjah, the police have said.

Such gatherings and practices contribute to the spread of Covid-19, the cops said.

The warning comes a day after 13 people were fined for playing cricket in a sandy square in Sharjah.

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Russia’s 3rd Vaccine: CoviVac Developer Tells RT New Jab Uses Classic ‘Dead Virus’ Technology

The third Covid-19 vaccine registered in Russia is based on a “perfectly conventional” platform, and those who have been injected experienced no side effects, the head of the Chumakov Scientific Center, which created it, told RT.

The CoviVac vaccine received national approval in Russia on February 20. The first batch of doses is expected to be available to the public in mid-March, according to the government.

The vaccine is based on the most traditional technology that has been around for a long time and is widely used throughout the world, Aidar Ishmukhametov, the director general of the Chumakov Scientific Center, told RT.

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India Witnesses Deaths of Healthcare Workers Post-COVID Vaccination

In recent days, India has ramped up its vaccination drive against the coronavirus. On 1 March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi got himself vaccinated, kick-starting the second phase of the drive directed majorly at Indian citizens aged above 60. The first phase of the vaccination began earlier and focused on healthcare workers.

Sukhdev Kirdat, who worked as a driver for an eye specialist in the Bhiwandi region of Maharashtra state died on 2 March after getting a second vaccine shot against coronavirus. The 45-year-old father of two was first vaccinated as a health care worker in January.

Many people like Kirdat are opting for a second COVID vaccine shot because several experts have told the media that a strong immunity against the virus develops 14 days after the second jab, which is recommended to be taken at least 28 days after the first shot.

The cause of Kirdat’s death remains unknown as of now.

At a time the Indian government is trying to convince people about the safety of the vaccines against the novel coronavirus, Kirdat is not the first person to have died under mysterious circumstances after getting vaccinated.

Earlier this week, Shubhendu Shubham, a healthy 23-year-old medical student studying in the city of Patna died after testing positive for coronavirus — a mere 22 days after getting vaccinated for the first time.

The condition of the young doctor-in-making deteriorated so rapidly that he lost his life on the second day of being hospitalized for observation.

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China Wants a Digital Data Bank of All Faces and Fingerprints

China is constantly expanding its use of mass surveillance technology, and developing new, ever more invasive techniques, which are leaving a majority of people in that country feeling increasingly uneasy.

Reports are quoting polls that reveal about 90 percent of Chinese citizens are uncomfortable with the level of mass surveillance and aggressive harvesting of their biometric data. And the authorities’ response to that is not to let up with this policy, but to promise that the data will be safe.

That is how an initiative launched by top adviser and member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Tan Jianfeng is being interpreted: he wants a national bank of biometric data to be established, as a way to ensure data safety.

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Chinese Court Says Homosexuality Can be Deemed Mental Disorder After Former Student Brings Case Over Textbook Definition

Homosexuality can be classified as a “psychological disorder,” a Chinese court has ruled, upholding a decision in favor of a textbook publisher. It found only a ‘difference of opinion’ — not fact — between plaintiff and publisher.

The inclusion of homosexuality as a psychological disorder in a popular university textbook constitutes “not factual error but a divergent academic view,” the Suqian Intermediate People’s Court ruled last week. Located in the eastern province of Jiangsu, the court upheld a previous ruling handed down by the Suyu District People’s Court last year.

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Freedom Watch: China Behind Global Decline in Freedom

Freedom House on Wednesday released the 2021 edition of its annual Freedom in the World report, charting an alarming “deterioration of democracy” around the world in 2020.

The report cited the “malign influence of the regime in China” as one of the most “profound” factors in the rising tide of authoritarianism.

Of course, the pandemic that swept out of China to destabilize the world was a major factor as well, and it was a powerful force multiplier for the identified malevolence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). As the Freedom House report, subtitled Democracy Under Siege, put it:

Beijing ramped up its global disinformation and censorship campaign to counter the fallout from its cover-up of the initial coronavirus outbreak, which severely hampered a rapid global response in the pandemic’s early days. Its efforts also featured increased meddling in the domestic political discourse of foreign democracies, transnational extensions of rights abuses common in mainland China, and the demolition of Hong Kong’s liberties and legal autonomy. Meanwhile, the Chinese regime has gained clout in multilateral institutions such as the UN Human Rights Council, which the United States abandoned in 2018, as Beijing pushed a vision of so-called noninterference that allows abuses of democratic principles and human rights standards to go unpunished while the formation of autocratic alliances is promoted.

[ freedomhouse.org/sites/default/files/2021-02/FIW2021_World_02252021_FINAL-web-upload.pdf ]

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How We Know SARS-Cov-2 Absolutely Leaked From a Chinese Lab

Story at-a-glance:

  • The chance of a person from Wuhan being patient zero is approximately 1 in 630, based on calculations that take into account the population size of Wuhan, the global population and the fact that coronavirus-carrying animals are found virtually all over the world
  • Taking into account that there are 28 Alpha— and Beta-coronavirus species with members that affect humans, the chance of Wuhan hosting a SARS-related coronavirus outbreak is 17,640 to 1
  • No credible theory for natural zoonotic spillover has been presented, to date
  • Meanwhile, there are at least four distinct lab origin theories, including the serial passage theory (which proposes the virus was created by serial passaging through an animal host or cell culture). There’s also a variety of evidence for genetic manipulation
  • A third theory is that SARS-CoV-2 is the result of vaccine development, and the fourth is the Mojiang miners passage theory, which proposes a precursor to SARS-CoV-2 sickened the miners, and once inside these patients, it mutated into SARS-CoV-2

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To Silence 19-Year-Old Man Overseas, CCP Tortures Parents in China

Nineteen-year-old Wang Jingyu was summoned back to China from overseas on Feb. 21 after he criticized the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for underreporting Chinese deaths during the June 2020 China-India border clash.

Beijing authorities have since detained his parents, who live in southwestern China’s Chongqing, raided their house, dismissed them from their state-run company positions, and tortured them, in an attempt to force Wang to stop talking to overseas media and go back to China

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Xi Jinping Calls Out US as “Biggest Threat” To China’s Development & Security

China is currently signaling the world that it has mapped out its post-COVID ascent, but crucially it is now openly naming the United States as its biggest global obstacle.

Though Beijing and Washington now seem to have accepted their ongoing economic and financial rivarly as essentially commonplace across various industries, particularly tech and communications, as well as defense, a recent speech by President Xi Jinping upped the ante further, having as its central theme “the East is rising and the West is declining.”

“The biggest source of chaos in the present-day world is the United States,” Mr. Xi stated ultra-confidently in a speech that was published last week and recently translated. And according to an official cited in The New York Times as having been present at the speech, Xi said, “The United States is the biggest threat to our country’s development and security.”

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Nigerian Christian Pastor Held Captive Since December Released by Boko Haram Terrorists

Boko Haram terrorists have released Nigerian Christian Pastor Bulus Yikura after holding him captive since December 24, 2020.

Just as the deadline for their ransom demands was set to expire, the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram freed Yikura on Wednesday.

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Zambian Leader Dr. Mumba Refuses COVID Drugs After Discovering Bottles Marked “Not for Use in EU or USA” (Video)

A new video is going viral in Africa on the COVID drugs. The video includes several clips of Europeans speaking on eugenics of the African population.

The video ends with Zambian political leader Dr. Nevers Mumba discussing the COVID drugs.

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1 in 20 Asylum Seekers Test Positive for COVID at US Border

Migrants crossing the U.S. southern border and testing positive for COVID-19 are free to board buses and continue cross-country journeys into the United States, a new report has revealed.

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Arson Suspected in Spanish Asylum Camp Blaze

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at an asylum camp for ‘unaccompanied minors’ in Melilla, one of Spain’s autonomous cities on the African continent.

Multiple cabins were destroyed in a blaze at the Rostrogordo Provisional Reception Center for Minors over the weekend, according to reports.

Firefighters determined the fire was likely started with the help of accelerants, as flammable fluids were found to have been deployed on the structures, which are reportedly fireproof.

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Boat Migrants Arrested for Gang Rape of Irish Woman in Canary Islands

Four North African migrants have been arrested by Spanish police after a woman was allegedly gang-raped in a park on Gran Canaria.

The victim, a 36-year-old Irish citizen, says was walking through Agua La Perra park in the municipality of Mogan on Friday when she came across four young men and engaged them in conversation, El Periodico reports.

She says she was concerned about their circumstances and asked if she could help them in any way.

The men allegedly responded to the woman’s offer by attacking and raping her before abandoning her in the park.

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Far-Right Anti-Migrant Group ‘Generation Identitaire’ Outlawed in France

The French government has banned ‘Generation Identitaire’, a far-right group which had declared a ‘war on migrants’ and repeatedly tried to prevent people from entering the country, for discrimination and hatred.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin confirmed that Generation Identitaire had been outlawed following a cabinet meeting with the French president. Darmanin said the group “incites discrimination, hatred and violence” and had no place in France.

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More Than 100 Illegal Immigrants Released by Border Patrol Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

More than 100 illegal immigrants released into Texas by the Border Patrol have tested positive for COVID-19.

Spokesperson for the city of Brownsville, Felipe Romero, said that the 108 positive cases represent 6.3% of the number of total migrants who have been rapid-tested at the city’s main bus station, which is where the Border Patrol is releasing them.

Romero said Brownsville does not have the power to prevent those who test positive from traveling to other states.

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UK: Injured and Barefoot Migrants Arrive at Dover After Crossing Channel in Inflatable Boat With Tyre Inner Tubes Instead of Life-Belts in Bitter 4C Cold

Around 15 migrants including many without shoes have been intercepted crossing the Channel in inflatable boats today.

The first group of about seven men were brought into Dover Marina, Kent, on the back of a Border Force vessel shortly before 9am.

Temperatures plummeted overnight to 4C as the men battled to cross the Channel on a small boat while using tyre inner tubes as makeshift life-belts.

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UK: ZERO Illegal Boat Migrants Deported Since Brexit Despite Record Arrivals: Report

Priti Patel’s Home Office has reportedly failed to launch a single deportation flight for illegal migrants since the United Kingdom officially left the European Union’s institutions at the beginning of the year.

So far this year, a record 587 boat migrants have been brought ashore by the authorities, with 66 illegals landing on Tuesday. This is over double the number that landed during the same time period last year, which stood at 246, according to the BBC.

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Alabama Senate Passes Bill That Makes Providing Sex-Change Surgeries, Hormone Therapy for Children a Felony

The Alabama Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would ban the use of puberty-blocking drugs, hormone therapy, or sex-change surgery on minors and would make it a felony to provide them.

The “Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act” passed by a 23-4 vote.

Anyone in violation of the bill, sponsored by Republican State Senator Shay Shelnutt, could face a 10 year prison sentence or a $15,000 fine.

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Attack on Women’s Sports Continues as NFL Team Ditches Cheerleaders for Gender Inclusive Dancers

The attack on female sports teams is continuing with the Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Redskins, replacing cheerleaders with a gender inclusive dance team.

The team will also be called the “Washington Football Team” through 2021.

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Mississippi Passes Bill to Ban Transgender Athletes From Girls’ Sports

The Mississippi House passed a bill banning transgender athletes from competing in girls’ and women’s sports by an 81-28 vote on Wednesday.

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New Normal: ‘Liberal’ Western Leaders Unite to Criminalize and Jail Their Right-Wing Opposition

“Liberal” regimes criminalizing and jailing their political opposition is quickly becoming the new normal throughout the West.

On Wednesday, Emmanuel Macron’s regime in France issued a decree banning the anti-immigration group Generation Identity.

In Germany, the Merkel regime on the same day declared the further-right, anti-immigration AfD party a “suspected extremist group” and is putting them under constant surveillance.

The ADL celebrated the decision.

In Canada, the government last month declared the Proud Boys a “terrorist entity” alongside ISIS and Al Qaeda, allowing the government to freeze the group’s assets and “charge anyone who financially or materially supports the group,” as CBC reported.

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New Zealand Looks to Silence Pro-Life Speech Surrounding Abortion Facilities

Lawmakers in New Zealand are pushing legislation to protect abortion providers from the voices of dissent. The “Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill” was introduced by MP Louisa Wall, a member of the pro-abortion Labour Party.

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

  1. BREAKING: Judge dismisses bail appeal, keeps Canadian pastor behind bars | News | LifeSite
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-judge-dismisses-bail-appeal-keeps-canadian-pastor-behind-bars

    Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith has not said a w o r d, not a peep from any priests and the judge? is a Catholic!!! Imagine a Pastor holding prayer and worship on a Sunday as God intended -no masks/satanic distance etc.- and going to jail, in Canada.

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