Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/8/2021

The state of Wyoming cancelled all lockdown measures and repealed its mask mandate today. Meanwhile, in Prague dozens of protesters were detained by police during a demonstration against COVID-19 restrictions.

In other news, Republicans in the New York state legislature filed an impeachment resolution against Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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

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

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

USA
» Analysis of Vitamin D Level Among Asymptomatic and Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients and Its Correlation With Inflammatory Markers
» Andy Ngo Threatens to Sue Far-Left Rioter John Sullivan Over False Claim He Participated in Jan 6 Riot
» Biden Administration is Doing to Trump Supporters What China Does to Uighurs
» Brain Freeze: Biden Struggles to Name His Secretary of Defense During Speech
» Breaking: Supreme Court Won’t Let a College Off the Hook for Suppressing Free Speech
» Cuomo Pushes Back as New York Lawmakers Call for Resignation
» Democrats Introduce Bill to Grant Puerto Rico Statehood
» Gab Hints at Free Speech Clubhouse Competitor
» General Recommends “Quick Reaction Troops” In DC to Protect the Ruling Class From the Slaves
» Governor Abbott Introduces New Bill That Aims to Ban Big Social Platforms From Banning Texans
» Greta Thunberg Says Biden Not Doing “Nearly Enough” With His Climate Policies
» H.R. 1 vs States Rights
» How the Purge of the Military is Being Done
» IT’S ON: NY Republicans File Cuomo Impeachment in State Assembly
» Las Vegas Apartment Complex Deploys Human-Sized Robot to Fight Crime
» Minneapolis Council Wanted to Pay “Influencers” $2,000 to Combat Misinformation Surrounding Derek Chauvin Trial
» Multiple People Injured as Police Teargas College Party With Hundreds of People
» New Poll Shows Support for BLM Continues to Fall
» NYT Article Mocked for Denying Black Lives Matter Protests Led to Violence: ‘Active Propaganda’
» Protesters Arrested at GR Justice for George Floyd Event
» Report: 20 Attorneys General Declare That H.R. 1 is the Greatest Threat to American Freedom, Liberty in History
» Republicans Introduce Legislation to Allow Civil Lawsuits Against Tech Companies for Censorship
» Sen. Sinema Rips Progressive Media for the Sexist Way They Criticized Her Minimum Wage Vote
» Supreme Court Tosses Trump’s Last Election Appeals
» Swine Flu Outbreak or Bioterrorism and Intent to Commit Mass Murder?
» The Washington Post Ridiculed for Spreading “Propaganda” With Tweet Praising Biden for His Spending Bill
» This “Racism” And “Woke” Thing is Getting Way Out of Hand
» Video: ‘Ethics’ Prof. Says Americans Will Take Vaccine in Exchange for Return of Freedom
» Watch: Nasty Fight Breaks Out at Bath and Body Works Over Social Distancing
» White Guy Sports Anchor Canceled Over the Wounded Amour Propre of His Black Lady News Anchor
» Wyoming Ends Lockdown Measures, Repeals Mask Mandate
» You Think Social Media Tyrants Are on a Power Trip? Wait Until You See What Microsoft Has Planned for America
 
Canada
» Canadian Judge Revokes Father’s Custody of His Children for Stance on Lockdown, Masking
» Canadian Court Rules Pastor Who Violated Coronavirus Regulations to Remain Jailed Until Trial
» COVID Charges Tossed! Bladez 2 Fadez Barbershop Allowed to Reopen
 
Europe and the EU
» #benchday: Big Day for Brits as Government Allows Them to Sit on Park Benches
» Czechia: Police Detain Dozens of People Protesting Against COVID-19 Measures in Prague
» Football Official Suspended, Ordered to Undergo Re-Education After Referring to a Black Guy as a “Black Guy”
» France: Lyon Burns for 3rd Night in a Row, As Unrest and Violence Continues (Photos, Videos)
» Hungary Will Not Give Up Its National Sovereignty, Justice Minister Varga Says
» Italy Arrests ‘ISIS Member’ Over Links to Deadly 2015 Paris Attack
» Linguist Wants to Promote Euro-English in Brussels
» Most Czechs Improved Their Financial Situation During the Crisis, Data Show
» Nearly Half of Convicted UK Terrorists Sentenced to Less Than Four Years Behind Bars
» PM Orban is Defending Europe Says French Author Zemmour
» Police Force Hundreds of Illegal Drinkers to Run From an Alicante Park on Spain’s Costa Blanca
» Reform UK’s Tice Brands Tories as ‘Con-Socialists’, Party of High Tax, Regulations
» Samuel Paty: French Schoolgirl Admits Lying About Murdered Teacher
» Scientists Discover Large Volcano Under the Capital of Germany
» Survey: Holownia’s Poland 2050 Overtakes Civic Platform
» Tens of Thousands of Austrians Rise Up Against ‘NWO Lockdowns’
» UK Police Face Pushback Over Secret “Non-Crime Hate Incident” Lists
» UK: Farage Slams Prince Harry’s ‘Despicable’ Public Betrayal of His Family
» UK: Manchester Houses Shut Down by Courts After Police Break Up Illegal Gatherings — Including One Where a Gun Was Fired
» UK: Meghan Angry Royals Didn’t Break 100 Years of Convention to Make Son a Prince Instead of Lord
» Watch: UK — 2 Years in Prison for Selling Food
 
Balkans
» YouTube Chess Star Punished for ‘Harmful and Dangerous’ Content After Talking About White and Black Game Pieces
 
Middle East
» “The Biggest Threat to Christianity is Radical Atheism and Leftist Trends, Not Islam, “ Says Polish Priest
» U.S. Deploys B-52 Bombers to Middle East in Warning to Iran
 
Far East
» China Will Soon Outnumber and Outgun the U.S. In the Western Pacific, Experts Warn
» China Compares Australia’s Treatment of Aborigines to Its Systematic Rape and Torture of Uighur Minority Who Are Worked to Death in Concentration Camps
» Nomadland Censored Online in China After Filmmaker Chloe Zhao’s Comments Critical of China Unearthed
 
Australia — Pacific
» Brexit Britain Helps Australia Source Vaccines After EU Seizes Doses: Report
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» At Least 31 Killed, 400 Wounded in Dynamite Explosion in Equatorial Guinea
» Zimbabwe: 76 Gweru Mourners Fined $500 Each
 
Immigration
» Arizona Hospital Worker Says Nearly All of New COVID Cases Are Illegal Aliens
» Dozens of Migrants Scale Fence Into Spain’s Melilla Enclave
» Exclusive: Migrants Killed in SUV Crash Near Mexico Border Paid Up to $10k Each to be Smuggled Into the U.S…
» Migrant-Rescue NGOs Face Prosecution in Italy for Human Trafficking
» Only 105 Failed Asylum Seekers in Britain Returned to the EU Last Year
» UK: Channel Crossings: 50 Migrants Intercepted Crossing the Channel
» Video: Hundreds of Illegals Walk Across Border Into Arizona
 
Culture Wars
» Burger King “Women Belong in the Kitchen” Tweet Backfires Horrendously
» If You Die From Coronavirus ‘Vaccine’, Your Life Insurance Won’t Pay as it’s an ‘Experimental Medical Intervention’
» Lauren Witzke Banned From Twitter After Calling Trans Activist Quote About Little Girls Being Kinky “Demonic”
» NBA Silent on China’s Ruling That Homosexuality is a “Psychological Disorder”
» New Scientific Study Finds “No Evidence” That Stay-at-Home Orders Reduced COVID-19 Deaths
» Pfizer Bullies Nations to Put Up Collateral for Lawsuits
» Satanic Temple Sues Texas for Obstructing Their “Religious Ritual” of Abortion
» UK University Forced to Apologize and Pay PhD Student After Branding Him “Transphobic” Over Tweets
» Watch: Disturbing Video Shows Adult Guiding Child Through ‘The Gaybcs’ Alphabet Book
» Woman Leaks Spinal Fluid After PCR Test Punctures “Membrane”
 

Analysis of Vitamin D Level Among Asymptomatic and Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients and Its Correlation With Inflammatory Markers

Abstract

COVID-19 is characterized by marked variability in clinical severity. Vitamin D had recently been reviewed as one of the factors that may affect the severity in COVID-19. The objective of current study is to analyze the vitamin D level in COVID-19 patients and its impact on the disease severity. After approval from Ethics Committee, M.L.B Medical College the current study was undertaken as continuous prospective observational study of 6 weeks. Participants were COVID-19 patients of age group 30-60 years admitted during the study period of 6 weeks. Study included either asymptomatic COVID-19 patients (Group A) or severely ill patients requiring ICU admission (Group B). Serum concentration of 25 (OH)D, were measured along with serum IL-6; TNF? and serum ferritin. Standard statistical analysis was performed to analyze the differences. Current Study enrolled 154 patients, 91 in Group A and 63 patients in Group B. The mean level of vitamin D (in ng/mL) was 27.89 ± 6.21 in Group A and 14.35 ± 5.79 in Group B, the difference was highly significant. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was 32.96% and 96.82% respectively in Group A and Group B. Out of total 154 patients, 90 patients were found to be deficient in vitamin D (Group A: 29; Group B: 61). Serum level of inflammatory markers was found to be higher in vitamin D deficient COVID-19 patients viz. IL-6 level (in pg/mL) 19.34 ± 6.17 vs 12.18 ± 4.29; Serum ferritin 319.17 ± 38.21 ng/mL vs 186.83 ± 20.18 ng/mL; TNF? level (in pg/mL) 13.26 ± 5.64 vs 11.87 ± 3.15. The fatality rate was high in vitamin D deficient (21% vs 3.1%). Vitamin D level is markedly low in severe COVID-19 patients. Inflammatory response is high in vitamin D deficient COVID-19 patients. This all translates into increased mortality in vitamin D deficient COVID-19 patients. As per the flexible approach in the current COVID-19 pandemic authors recommend mass administration of vitamin D supplements to population at risk for COVID-19.

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

Andy Ngo Threatens to Sue Far-Left Rioter John Sullivan Over False Claim He Participated in Jan 6 Riot

Journalist Andy Ngo has threatened to sue far-left rioter John Sullivan who falsely accused Ngo of storming the Capitol building on Jan. 6 and then fleeing the country to “avoid prosecution.” The alleged photographic evidence that Sullivan pointed to pictures another Asian man.

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

Biden Administration is Doing to Trump Supporters What China Does to Uighurs

Will They Force Your Wife To Sleep With A Communist Next?

Most of the world is now aware of the genocide happening in China against the Muslim Uighur minority. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has interned millions of these people in concentration camps where their human rights are violated, they are raped, tortured, re-educated, and murdered. China famously takes medical information from political prisoners and harvests their organs while still alive to sell on the black market to support their robust organ transplant tourism.

Another diabolical policy instituted by the CCP against these people is to force their wives to sleep with CCP members while their husbands are in prison, to dilute the Uighur bloodline and complete the purge to the dustbin of genetic history. Forced abortions are also common.

This behavior is right up there with the best of Nazi repression, but the American Left, the Deep State, and their globalist corporations are all fine with that. “It’s part of their culture”, says Joe Biden, who is completely compromised by Beijing.

Now let’s look at what the illegitimate Biden regime is currently doing to supporters of President Trump.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Brain Freeze: Biden Struggles to Name His Secretary of Defense During Speech

President Joe Biden struggled to name of his Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, during an event marking International Women’s Day at the White House on Monday.

Biden spoke at a White House event highlighting his nomination of two women General Officers for positions as four-star Combatant Commanders — Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost and Army Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson.

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

Breaking: Supreme Court Won’t Let a College Off the Hook for Suppressing Free Speech

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled, 8-1, that a college cannot escape liability for quashing a student’s First Amendment rights to free speech and religious freedom by merely reversing its restrictions. Even if the school drops its free speech restrictions, students can still sue for damages, even if the damages are only nominal to make a point.

Chike Uzuegbunam, a Christian student at Georgia Gwinnett College, had sued his school after the college prevented him from preaching the gospel and handing out religious tracts due to its excessive speech codes, which limited free speech to 0.0015 percent of campus. Uzuegbunam sued, demanding an injunction and nominal damages. At first, the school defended its policy and claimed that Uzuegbunam’s preaching “arguably rose to the level of ‘fighting words.’“ Then the college reversed, dropping the challenged policies.

Both the district court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that since the college had dropped its restrictions, the case was moot. Yet Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas ruled that a demand for nominal damages can save a lawsuit from becoming moot.

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

Cuomo Pushes Back as New York Lawmakers Call for Resignation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing back on calls for his resignation, telling reporters on Sunday that “there is no way I resign.”

The two Democrats in New York’s legislature have withdrawn their support from the governor after multiple women came forward alleging the governor had sexually harassed them.

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said the governor should resign, while Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said that “it is time for the Governor to seriously consider whether he can effectively meet the needs of the people of New York.”

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

Democrats Introduce Bill to Grant Puerto Rico Statehood

House Democrats have introduced legislation to grant statehood to Puerto Rico, but the measure is set to experience fierce debate within the party, let alone the wider approval of Congress.

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

Gab Hints at Free Speech Clubhouse Competitor

Gab, a free speech alternative to Twitter, suggested that it would launch a new app to compete with Clubhouse, a voice-chat app.

“Clubhouse is Silicon Valley owned, funded, and controlled. If the right thinks they have any future on that platform they are kidding themselves. Gab has this technology right now and will be releasing our own version later this year. Hang tight. The best is yet to come,” Gab wrote on Twitter.

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

General Recommends “Quick Reaction Troops” In DC to Protect the Ruling Class From the Slaves

A United States military general, who was appointed by the ruling class, is recommending “quick reaction troop” in Washinton D.C. to protect against the slave uprising. It sure appears that the powers that believe they own everyone are starting to worry that people no longer need them and are no longer willing to be slaves.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Governor Abbott Introduces New Bill That Aims to Ban Big Social Platforms From Banning Texans

Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) announced a bill that would make it illegal for social media companies to censor Texans. The bill was inspired by what the Governor considers to be social media companies’ assault on the First Amendment.

“We see that the First Amendment is under assault by these social media companies, and that is not going to be tolerated in Texas,” Abbott said in a press conference. “There is a dangerous movement spreading across the country trying to silence conservative ideas, religious beliefs.”

Abbott likened the cancel culture on social media to woke culture on campuses that inspired Texas legislators to introduce the “Campus Free Speech” bill, which the governor signed into law in 2019.

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

Greta Thunberg Says Biden Not Doing “Nearly Enough” With His Climate Policies

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg recently spoke out against President Joe Biden’s environmental policies, suggesting that his efforts do not go far enough in combatting the perils of climate change.

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

H.R. 1 vs States Rights

Twenty Attorneys General Send Letter Telling Congress HR 1 Is Unconstitutional, March 5, 2021

“This monstrosity of a bill betrays the Constitution, dangerously federalizes state elections, and undermines the integrity of the ballot box,” Rokita said in a statement to Fox News. “As a former chief election officer, and now an Attorney General, I know this would be a disaster for election integrity and confidence in the processes that have been developed over time to instill confidence in the idea of ‘one person, one vote.’“

“… Perhaps most egregious is the Act’s limitations on voter ID laws. Fairly considered, requiring government-issued photo identification at the polls represents nothing more than a best practice for election administration. Government-issued photo identification has been the global standard for documentary identification for decades. Nearly twenty years ago, in the Help America Vote Act, Congress required first-time voters who register by mail without proof of identification to present identification either to the county voter-registration office or at the polls. 42 U.S.C. § 15483(b). It thereby acknowledged the existence of voter fraud and the capacity of documentary identification to prevent it. 148 Cong. Rec. S10489 (Oct. 16, 2002) (statement of Sen. Bond) (“By passage of this legislation, Congress has made a statement that vote fraud exists in this country.”)…” I encourage you to read the rest of the article hereand issues raised by those AG’s.

They close with this: “Despite recent calls for political unity, the Act takes a one-sided approach to governing and usurps states’ authority over elections. With confidence in elections at a record low, the country’s focus should be on building trust in the electoral process… Around the nation, the 2020 general elections generated mass confusion and distrust-problems that the Act would only exacerbate. Should the Act become law, we will seek legal remedies to protect the Constitution, the sovereignty of all states, our elections, and the rights of our citizens.”

That would be correct. Under the Tenth Amendment, Congress has zero authority to force states to get on their knees and accept a nationalized voting process within their state.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How the Purge of the Military is Being Done

Every illegal regime that comes to power by means of a coup lives in constant fear of the same thing happening to them. It’s their abiding characteristic and the reason they regularly have mass purges. The mass murderer Mao Tse-tung reputedly said that political power grows from the barrel of a gun, which is the only way despotic regimes can be overturned, since elections in them are at best a sham. That being the case, the country’s army is always subject to periodic purges to weed out contra-regime elements.

For the last 250 years America has had two demographics that are both large scale possessors of guns; the army and the people. Those being the only sources of any real danger to the regime in America, the army must first be cleansed of any elements not loyal to the regime and the guns must then be taken away from the people. The former is already happening and the latter will be coming at you in the not too distant future. For the moment, let’s look at the former…

           — Hat tip: JM [Return to headlines]
 

IT’S ON: NY Republicans File Cuomo Impeachment in State Assembly

On Monday, Republicans in the New York State Assembly announced an impeachment resolution against Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), saying the governor has lost “credibility and trust” and has therefore lost the ability to lead the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. While Republicans only have a minority in both the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate, many Democrats have demanded Cuomo’s resignation, and the governor has refused to step down.

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

Las Vegas Apartment Complex Deploys Human-Sized Robot to Fight Crime

It was inevitable that security robots would one-day patrol low-income neighborhoods around the clock to ensure everyone was abiding by the rules. This dystopic future is becoming a reality for one apartment complex in Las Vegas.

Robotics maker Knightscope deployed a human-sized autonomous robot to a noisy northeast Las Vegas Valley apartment, said the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Westy” has been patrolling Liberty Village Apartments near Craig Road and Lamb Boulevard since October 2020.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Minneapolis Council Wanted to Pay “Influencers” $2,000 to Combat Misinformation Surrounding Derek Chauvin Trial

The Minneapolis City Council pushed to hire six “social media influencers” from minority communities to help fight online “misinformation” surrounding the trial of Derek Chauvin.

The trial of Chauvin, the police officer accused of killing George Floyd, starts Monday with jury selection. The Minneapolis City officials were worried that online misinformation might spread.

So, the city council came up with a plan; find a few influential members of society from minority communities with a “large social media presence” and use them to spread “city generated and approved” messages on their social media accounts.

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

Multiple People Injured as Police Teargas College Party With Hundreds of People

Three officers were injured, multiple students were left bleeding and tear-gassed, and several vehicles were damaged after SWAT teams broke up a college party of at least 800 people in Boulder, Colorado.

“Three SWAT officers were struck with bricks and rocks and suffered minor injuries,” according to the Boulder Police Department.

The chaos erupted just after 8 pm on Saturday in the University Hill neighbourhood of Boulder, a college town home to the main campus of the University of Colorado, the largest university in the state.

An armoured police vehicle sent to the scene had its windshield shattered and ver 100 people started running towards the officers before teargas was deployed, according to Chief of the Boulder Police Department Maris Herold.

[Comment: Wow.]

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

New Poll Shows Support for BLM Continues to Fall

A new poll shows that support for Black Lives Matter is continuing to fall, particularly amongst black people where advocacy for the group has dropped by 12 per cent since June.

A USA Today/Ipsos survey reveals that overall public trust in BLM has dropped from 60 per cent in June to 50 per cent today. Trust in police now stands at 69 per cent.

Amongst whites, 42 per cent said they trusted BLM compared to 77 per cent who said they trusted police.

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

NYT Article Mocked for Denying Black Lives Matter Protests Led to Violence: ‘Active Propaganda’

The New York Times was widely criticized over the weekend for a report that claimed “misinformation” and “conspiracy theories” resulted in voters believing that Black Lives Matter protests caused widespread violence.

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

Protesters Arrested at GR Justice for George Floyd Event

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — 8 protesters were arrested after a Justice for George Floyd event in downtown Grand Rapids Monday evening.

The charges are all misdemeanors, ranging from obstructing traffic to creating a public disturbance to refusing command of an officer, according to a spokesperson for Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD).

“Acknowledgement and accountability and transparency can really impact how people feel and how they’re being police,” said Danny Santiago, with Justice for Black Lives, the group who organized Monday’s protest. “When that isn’t addressed, it makes people feel uneasy… It makes you feel in a way that you’re not being protected.”

Earlier today, jury selection for the trial of Minnesota vs Derek Chauvin, who was being charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter for the death of George Floyd, was delayed.

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

Report: 20 Attorneys General Declare That H.R. 1 is the Greatest Threat to American Freedom, Liberty in History

Article II, Section I, Clause II of the United States Constitution reads:

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors.”

Read that again. Each state shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct…

Not governors…not judges…and certainly not Congress…Legislatures of Each State…period.

We have previously reported on H.R.1, which Democrats have cunningly called the “For the People Act of 2021.”

What it should be called is, “For Codifying All the Election Fraud of 2020 Act of 2021” or the “For Getting Democrats Elected in Perpetuity Act of 2021.” Because it is anything but “for the people.”

Twenty attorneys general agree, and signed a letter addressed to House and Senate leaders asking them to oppose the bill, which was passed along party lines late Wednesday in the dark of night.

The twenty agree that the act is unconstitutional due to imposing a number of what they called “alarming mandates” which would lead to the federalization of state elections.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Republicans Introduce Legislation to Allow Civil Lawsuits Against Tech Companies for Censorship

Republican lawmakers in at least two dozens state have introduced bills to allow online technology companies to be sued in civil court over the censorship of content.

Democrats have introduced similar legislation in at least two states.

Some experts have called such bills pointless while Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act remains in place, which exempts online platforms from the usual liabilities of publishers as long as they are acting in “good faith.” A growing number of politicians have argued that such protection is forfeit when a company obscures its terms of use and bans or editorializes one ideological viewpoint while feigning neutrality.

Platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Amazon have been accused of such actions by a long list of users, many of who are conservatives.

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

Sen. Sinema Rips Progressive Media for the Sexist Way They Criticized Her Minimum Wage Vote

Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) snapped back at left-wing media critiques of her opposition to including a $15 an hour minimum wage hike as part of the COVID-19 stimulus bill recently passed by the Senate.

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

Supreme Court Tosses Trump’s Last Election Appeals

The US Supreme Court on Monday tossed the last of three cases brought by former President Donald Trump challenging his 2020 election loss, ending his quest for vindication through the courts — hardly any of which actually considered the evidence presented, and instead dismissed the cases on technical grounds.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Swine Flu Outbreak or Bioterrorism and Intent to Commit Mass Murder?

[From July 12, 2009 but the same pattern is being used today]

Jane Burgermeister, an Austrian Investigative journalist, reportedly filed charges with the FBI in Austria on June 10, 2009 against the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN), and several of the highest ranking members of the U.S. Federal government, including President Obama and corporate officials, concerning bioterrorism and attempts to commit mass murder, just in time for the anticipated July release of Baxter’s A/H1N1 flu vaccine — though it remains to be seen whether the FBI will conduct an investigation or reveal more complicity in keeping heinous crimes covered up.

Burgermeister prepared an injunction against forced vaccination that is being filed in America. In April, she filed charges against Baxter AG and Avir Green Hills Biotechnology of Austria for producing contaminated bird flu vaccine, with allegations that this was a deliberate act to cause and profit from a worldwide pandemic.

Burgermeister has presented evidence of acts of bioterrorism that is in violation of U.S. law, committed by a group that is operating in the U.S. under the direction of International bankers who control the Federal Reserve, WHO, the UN and NATO for the purpose of carrying out mass genocide against the U.S. population by using a genetically engineered flu pandemic virus with the intention of causing a massive amount of deaths.

Unsurprisingly, this group involves officials holding high U.S. government offices. Leaders in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) also allegedly know that the vaccine is not safe…

The charges filed by Burgermeister contend that the defendants mentioned above conspired with each other and others to develop, fund and participate in the final phase of implementing a covert international bioweapons program that also involves Pharmaceutical giants Baxter and Novartis.

By bioengineering and releasing lethal biological agents — the ‘bird flu’ virus and the ‘swine flu virus’ — as a pretext for implementing a forced mass vaccination program, the syndicate would be able to administer a toxic biological agent that causes death and injury to the people of the U.S. in direct violation of the Biological Weapons Anti-terrorism Act…Burgermeister’s dossier reportedly reveals that the release of the virus was supposed to be an essential step for triggering a pandemic that would allow the WHO to declare a Level 6 Pandemic. She lists the laws and decrees that would allow the UN and WHO to take over the U.S. should a pandemic occur and the legislation that would require compliance with mandatory vaccinations in the U.S. once a pandemic was declared.

[Comment: There is nothing new under the sun. Note the last two sentences above.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Washington Post Ridiculed for Spreading “Propaganda” With Tweet Praising Biden for His Spending Bill

The Washington Post, which famously changed its corporate slogan to “Democracy Dies in Darkness” during the presidency of Donald Trump, was harangued on social media Saturday for writing a headline that many saw as overly sympathetic to President Joe Biden.

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

This “Racism” And “Woke” Thing is Getting Way Out of Hand

Should the United States of America now be called the “Equal States of America”?

Should we install ‘affirmative action white quotas’ in the NFL and NBA to give lesser White athletes equal numbers on the field? Let’s face it, the NBA is virtually 98 percent Black and a smidgen of White boys who cannot jump. Blacks dominate the NFL by 9 to 1 over lowly unathletic White players. Do we force equal numbers of Blacks into the NHL which is 99 percent White? Should we force 50 percent Black fans into NHL games to watch a game that doesn’t interest them, and 50 percent White fans to give Black fans a sense of equality?

Should we allow Black Lives Matter to completely destroy our cities because they have the right to loot any store, or burn any car parking lot and/or kill anyone in their path?

Should we allow Antifa members to continue busting, breaking and burning up any city they choose? I mean, they haven’t stopped in Portland, Oregon for the past 10 months. What ever happened to the ‘rule of law’?

Should America become a banana republic where the most violent rise to the surface and the rest of us cower in our homes? That’s what happened in Mexico, Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Columbia and Honduras. That’s why their citizens are fleeing to America as you read this report. They sat by while drug cartels, crooked politicians and bad people took over because good people did nothing to stop them.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: ‘Ethics’ Prof. Says Americans Will Take Vaccine in Exchange for Return of Freedom

CNN provided a platform for NYU medical ‘ethics’ professor Arthur Caplan Sunday, who argued that Americans skeptical of taking the COVID vaccine will soon come around and accept it if their freedoms otherwise remain restricted.

Caplan argued that allowing people to have their freedoms returned after lockdown is the most “powerful incentive” to push the vaccine.

“If you promise people more mobility, more ability to get a job, more ability to get travel, that’s a very powerful incentive to actually achieve fuller vaccination,” Caplan told Fareed Zakaria.

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

Watch: Nasty Fight Breaks Out at Bath and Body Works Over Social Distancing

Tensions boiled over in an Arizona Bath and Body Works store over the weekend as angry customers tussled with apron-clad workers in a brawl captured on cell phone video.

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

White Guy Sports Anchor Canceled Over the Wounded Amour Propre of His Black Lady News Anchor

ABC Chicago’s 10pm sports anchor Mark Giangreco has long been known as one of the best in the country at his highly competitive job. Nightly local news comes on at 10pm in the Central Time Zone, before most people have gone to bed, rather than at the somnolent 11pm on the coasts. So sportscasters are huge stars in places like Chicago. And Giangreco was perhaps the top local talent of his generation.

But he appears to be out of his job after having a bit of fun at the expense of an apparently black lady news anchor on his show.

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

Wyoming Ends Lockdown Measures, Repeals Mask Mandate

Governor Mark Gordon announced Monday that his state of Wyoming is the next to end lockdown measures and repeal the state-wide mask mandate. As of March 16, Gordon said that all businesses, including restaurants and bars, movie theaters and gyms, could begin operations at 100% capacity.

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

You Think Social Media Tyrants Are on a Power Trip? Wait Until You See What Microsoft Has Planned for America

You think tech censorship is bad now? It could be getting much, much worse, according to Allum Bokhari, senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News.

Bokhari tells us that Microsoft has partnered with a number of tech and media companies for the purposes of creating a system of tracing content on the internet which would serve to destroy only privacy and anonymity.

According to Bokhari, a press release issued by Microsoft should serve as a warning that the unholy alliance of tech and media tyrants has developed a plan that would “constitute Big Tech’s most brazen power grab yet.”

The purpose of this organization is to develop a system whereby all content on the internet can be traced directly back to its author.

The release notes that this system would be able to trace back “common asset types and formats,” which means videos, documents, audio and images.

So anyone who develops a meme, writes an article (or any type of document), audio, or whatever-would be susceptible to having it traced back once it reaches the internet, through a set of signals which would identify its “provenance”-or authorship.

[Comment: It gets worse. Recommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Canadian Judge Revokes Father’s Custody of His Children for Stance on Lockdown, Masking

A judge in Ontario has revoked a man’s shared custody of his children over the man’s opinions that masks and government lockdowns are wrong, which the judge believes means he will not take measure to protect his children from coronavirus.

“The health and welfare of the children (and by extension their principal caregiver) should not be jeopardized because of [his] public behavior in promotion of his opinions,” said Justice George W. King. “I have concluded that the respondent’s behavior is dictated by his world view. Everything else is subordinate to that view, including, but not limited to, his love for his children.”

The decision notes that the man, who has not been publicly named, believes COVID-19 to be a hoax and has boasted about breaking public health regulations.

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

Canadian Court Rules Pastor Who Violated Coronavirus Regulations to Remain Jailed Until Trial

A Canadian court has ordered that a pastor originally arrested for violating coronavirus capacity restriction at his church remain in jail until his court date in May.

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

COVID Charges Tossed! Bladez 2 Fadez Barbershop Allowed to Reopen

Remember the story of Natalie Klein of Innisfail, Alberta? We first met her through our initiative to showcase brave business owners willing to stand up to the lockdown, www.iWillOpen.com.

She is the central Alberta barbershop owner (and niece of former Conservative premier Ralph Klein) who decided she wasn’t going to sit idly by and let a government-imposed COVID closure take everything that she had worked for.

Klein reopened her barbershop in defiance of the lockdown restrictions that forced her to close. Closing barbershops didn’t make any sense to Klein anyway, since her industry wasn’t responsible for a single COVID outbreak.

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

#benchday: Big Day for Brits as Government Allows Them to Sit on Park Benches

People in Britain have expressed excitement and gratitude en mass to the government for allowing them to once again sit on park benches next to another person from today.

In terms of historical British victories for freedom, it’s surely up there with VE day and the signing of the Magna Carta.

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

Czechia: Police Detain Dozens of People Protesting Against COVID-19 Measures in Prague

On Sunday, hundreds of people protested in Prague against the government’s anti-epidemic measures. The two announced rallies on Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square were soon disbanded. However, several dozen demonstrators tried to get back to Wenceslas Square. Police detained about 60 of them.

Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Interior Minister Jan Hamacek praised the professional intervention of the police.

“It is important to thank the police for their professional approach,” Babis said on Nova TV, adding that the intervention was necessary as people were breaking the rules.

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

Football Official Suspended, Ordered to Undergo Re-Education After Referring to a Black Guy as a “Black Guy”

A Romanian football official who referred to a black guy as a “black guy” during a Champions League game has been suspended and ordered to undergo a re-education course.

Yes, really.

During a December fixture between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir, Sebastian Coltescu was accused of racially abusing Basaksehir coach Pierre Webo by referring to him as the “black guy” or “ala negru” in Romanian.

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

France: Lyon Burns for 3rd Night in a Row, As Unrest and Violence Continues (Photos, Videos)

At least five people were arrested, two cars incinerated, one police car damaged, as street furniture and public bins were also destroyed, in the third consecutive night of violence in the French city of Lyon.

After incidents in the Alagniers district on Friday and the Duchère district on Thursday, violence erupted on the streets of Bron, outside of Lyon, on Saturday evening, shortly before a curfew…

           — Hat tip: RR [Return to headlines]
 

Hungary Will Not Give Up Its National Sovereignty, Justice Minister Varga Says

The rule of law in Hungary may be different from that in other European Union countries, but it is equally fair, Justice Minister Judit Varga said in an interview with French magazine Putsch.

“The fundamental law and the state structure of Hungary are based on the rule of law. We have a conservative constitution, which proclaims the protection of the constitutional identity and Christian culture of Hungary. It may not be mainstream, but it is a valid and legitimate concept,” Varga said. “Its main points were discussed with the Hungarian people during a national consultation; they gave their consent even after the adoption of the Basic Law, authorizing the current ruling party three times in a row to form a government.”

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

Italy Arrests ‘ISIS Member’ Over Links to Deadly 2015 Paris Attack

Italian police said Monday they had arrested a 36-year-old Algerian on suspicion of belonging to the Islamic State group and helping the authors of the November 2015 Paris attacks.

The man, identified by La Repubblica newspaper as Athmane Touami, is alleged to have “guaranteed the availability of forged documents” to the Paris attackers, police said.

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

Linguist Wants to Promote Euro-English in Brussels

Brussels should develop its own version of English after Brexit, suggests Swedish linguist Marko Modiano. The so-called Euro-English should become the official and main language of communication of the European Union. His proposal is one of the contributions to the debate on how European officials should communicate after the British departure.

“It’s time for the people on mainland Europe, for whom English is a second language, to determine the future of English for the European Union,” Marko Modiano, a professor of English at the University of Gävle in Sweden, told Politico.

He suggests that the European Union develop its own version of English, so-called Euro-English, with its own “punctuation, spelling, some grammar, and some vocabulary.”

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

Most Czechs Improved Their Financial Situation During the Crisis, Data Show

Although the pandemic has caused a considerable health crisis and economic damage in the Czech Republic, most Czech households have improved financially.

According to a recent survey by the Fair Credit financial company, three-quarters of Czech households are currently better with their finances than the coronavirus crisis. However, the income of one-fifth of respondents decreased, while another 5 percent lost it altogether.

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

Nearly Half of Convicted UK Terrorists Sentenced to Less Than Four Years Behind Bars

The United Kingdom’s lax judicial system saw nearly half of all convicted terrorists receive less than four-year prison sentences last year.

Home Office figures released on Thursday revealed that nine of 49 convicted terrorists received jail sentences of less than one year, while an additional 13 offenders were sentenced to terms between one and four years. This means that 45 per cent of the convicted terrorists will be eligible for release after serving short sentences.

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

PM Orban is Defending Europe Says French Author Zemmour

Contrary to what the European People’s Party and the mainstream media claims, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is defending European civilization, French author and philosopher Eric Zemmour said on television channel CNews’ evening political talk show on March 4.

Zemmour was speaking the day after Hungary’s ruling conservative Fidesz party left the European People’s Party (EPP) European parliamentary group on March 3. On that day, Fidesz Vice-President Katalin Novak posted on Facebook that “we will not let our MEPs be silenced or limited in their capacity to represent our voters. Tackling the pandemic and saving lives remains our number one priority. Therefore, following the adoption of the new rules in the EPP Group, Fidesz has decided to leave the group.”

Zemmour said that while the majority of the EPP, which launched a crusade against Fidesz almost two years ago was accusing, Orban’s party of betraying traditional European values, this claim couldn’t be further from the truth.

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

Police Force Hundreds of Illegal Drinkers to Run From an Alicante Park on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Dozens of Alicante Olicia Local officers had to break large groups of young people drinking in the Santa Barbara castle area of the city on Saturday night (March 6.)

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

Reform UK’s Tice Brands Tories as ‘Con-Socialists’, Party of High Tax, Regulations

Reform UK leader Richard Tice has criticised the ruling Conservatives for becoming the party of “high tax, high regulation, and low growth”, dubbing them the “Con-Socialists”.

In his inaugural speech as leader on Monday, following the retirement of Nigel Farage from frontline politics, Mr Tice unveiled Reform UK’s economic plan to “grow” the UK out of the coronavirus crisis. The UK has been under some form of restrictions or lockdown for almost a year, with the first stages of ending lockdown — schools reopening — commencing on Monday.

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

Samuel Paty: French Schoolgirl Admits Lying About Murdered Teacher

A French schoolgirl has admitted to lying and spreading false claims about a teacher who was murdered last year.

Samuel Paty was beheaded in October after showing students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

The girl, whose complaints sparked an online campaign against Paty, has now admitted that she was not in the class.

Mr Paty’s killing stunned France and led to an outpouring of support at memorial ceremonies and marches around the country.

The 13-year-old girl, who has not been named, originally told her father that Paty had asked Muslim students to leave the classroom while he showed the cartoon during a class on free speech and blasphemy.

[Comment: Horrible. Further in the article is says that the 13-year-old is just being prosecuted for slander.]

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

Scientists Discover Large Volcano Under the Capital of Germany

Between 1968 and 1970, GDR scientists, looking for raw materials and ores in the area, drilled a giant 5000-meter-deep borehole.

The material contained evidences of the volcano. But since the geologists didn’t find any precious ores, they rapidly forgot the drilling site, burying with the borehole material.

This material was later rediscovered by molecular biologist Lutz Essers from Tegel, who determined, with some geologist friends, the exact location of the volcanic peak, just at the outskirts of nowaday Berlin.

The remains of this volcano “rest” at a depth of 3756 meters. The former 2000-meter-high peak has shrunk to 1069 meters. And don’t worry! This volcano is really at rest. It won’t destroy Berlin… At least not in a ‘human’ time frame.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Survey: Holownia’s Poland 2050 Overtakes Civic Platform

Law and Justice (PiS) would win the elections with 33 percent of the vote — a 0.5 percentage point increase compared to the United Surveys polls from two weeks ago.

In a surprising turn of events, Poland 2050 would be the second largest force in parliament with 17.7 percent of the vote. This is 3.1 percentage points more than two weeks ago. The Civic Platform (PO) would come in third, with 17.5 percent, a decrease of 2 percentage points.

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

Tens of Thousands of Austrians Rise Up Against ‘NWO Lockdowns’

Tens of Thousands of Austrians are rising up against a globalist plot to strip away the rights of millions of citizens by imposing illegal lockdowns across the country.

Protestors flooded Austria’s capitol on Saturday over the government’s harsh coronavirus restrictions.

Austria’s Krone newspaper reported that around 15,000 people attended the Saturday rally. Protestors held placards reading “Kurz must go” as they chanted slogans calling for the resignation of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

Rt.com reports: Footage from RT’s video agency Ruptly shows protesters pouring into the streets of central Vienna as they waved Austrian flags. Some of the demonstrators assembled in a park where they heard speeches from leaders of Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party, which had called for the rally.

Speaking to the crowd, former interior minister Herbert Kickl accused the government of “dancing on the edge of lunacy,” and described the Covid-19 restrictions as “so weird and mad, [that] no Hollywood director could make it up.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK Police Face Pushback Over Secret “Non-Crime Hate Incident” Lists

The UK’s College of Policing in England and Wales has been inventing a new kind of “wrongdoing” that falls under the category known as non-crime hate incidents (NCHIs).

People accused of these are not breaking any laws, but once this label has been slapped on them, it could adversely affect their lives for years to come.

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

UK: Farage Slams Prince Harry’s ‘Despicable’ Public Betrayal of His Family

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has criticised Prince Harry for his “despicable” betrayal of his family during a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The interview between the famed talk show host, television actress Meghan Markle, and the sixth in line to the British throne aired in the United States on Sunday night, in which the formerly senior royal couple made a wide range of claims, including remarks from Prince Harry where he appeared to criticise his family, notably his father the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles.

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

UK: Manchester Houses Shut Down by Courts After Police Break Up Illegal Gatherings — Including One Where a Gun Was Fired

Two properties in Manchester where large crowds of ‘selfish’ revellers attended house parties during lockdown — including one attacked by a gunman — have been shut down.

A closure order was issued against a student house in Fallowfield on March 5 after police and the city council received several complaints from neighbours.

The main occupier of the property on Brailsford Road received a £10,000 fine for hosting an illegal gathering attended by around 40 people on February 26.

It is the second time the occupant has been fined for breaching Covid rules at the premises, which has been visited by Greater Manchester Police twice last October.

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

UK: Meghan Angry Royals Didn’t Break 100 Years of Convention to Make Son a Prince Instead of Lord

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has revealed her rift with the British Royal Family stems in part from her frustration that they would not bend royal rules to make her son a prince against normal convention, claiming inaccurately that the title was his “birthright”.

Conventions laid down over a century ago by the Queen’s grandfather, George V, stipulate that as a great-grandchild of the monarch and child of the second son of the heir to the throne, Archie has a right to father Prince Harry’s subsidiary title, which would make him Lord Archie, Earl of Dumbarton.

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

Watch: UK — 2 Years in Prison for Selling Food

Many of you likely are already aware of the Ice Age Farmer podcast, but for those of you who aren’t we highly recommend his work. He puts out great material focusing on how the oligarchy undermines our food supply in an effort to control what and how we eat. This short video is a great example.

To quote his episode summary:

The UK is ready to throw you in jail for selling food, and issuing warnings about food being dirty and dangerous! This complements the news yesterday about potentially requiring proof of COVID vaccination just to enter a grocery stores. Access to food is rapidly being restricted, and you must start to grow and save your own food immediately.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

YouTube Chess Star Punished for ‘Harmful and Dangerous’ Content After Talking About White and Black Game Pieces

It sounds like a humorous made-up cautionary tale about the hypersensitivity surrounding race relations today — except that it’s completely true.

According to the Independent, chess champion Antonio Radic believes his chess channel was temporarily barred from YouTube because of a “glitch” in the algorithm that picked up the “black against white” chess terminology and flagged it as racist content.

Radic, a Croatian chess player who is known as Agadmator to his more than 1 million channel subscribers, was suspended June 28 for supposed “harmful and dangerous” content during a premiere viewing of an interview with grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“The Biggest Threat to Christianity is Radical Atheism and Leftist Trends, Not Islam, “ Says Polish Priest

Pope Francis is currently on a pilgrimage to Iraq and is the first pope in history to visit the country. Father Henryk Zielinski explained in an interview for dorzeczy.pl that there are a few reasons for this visit.

First, there is the difficult situation of Christians in Iraq following the 2013 Iraq insurgency and ISIS invasion. The second reason is the fulfillment of one of John Paul II’s dreams of visiting the country, as the lands within Iraq’s territory are biblical areas, such as former Mesopotamia and Babylon. It is also the region that Abraham left and is the origin of all three monotheistic religions in the world — Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Zielinski referred to criticisms of the pilgrimage due to the pandemic, the unstable security situation in Iraq and the threats of an attack on the pope. He answered that martyrdom is not the worst way for a pope to die, as the idea of sacrifice is written into Christianity. He also explained, in the context of Pope Francis’s own words on the pandemic, that the coronavirus is a historic turn following which the world will be better or worse — it will either create a stronger brotherhood among people or increase antagonism.

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

U.S. Deploys B-52 Bombers to Middle East in Warning to Iran

The U.S. military on Sunday delivered clear warnings to Iran on Sunday with a pair of two B-52H bombers to the Middle East, the fourth time this year the Pentagon has sent B-52s to the area.

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

China Will Soon Outnumber and Outgun the U.S. In the Western Pacific, Experts Warn

In a speech to the American Enterprise Institute Thursday, U.S. Admiral Phil Davidson warned that the rapidly advancing military growth of China could soon “overmatch” the United States naval presence in the Pacific.

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

China Compares Australia’s Treatment of Aborigines to Its Systematic Rape and Torture of Uighur Minority Who Are Worked to Death in Concentration Camps

Australia has vowed to continue criticising shocking human rights abuses in China after Beijing suggested the treatment of Aboriginal people made Canberra’s position hypocritical.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Nomadland Censored Online in China After Filmmaker Chloe Zhao’s Comments Critical of China Unearthed

Chinese authorities are flexing their censorship muscles over filmmaker Chloe Zhao and her award-winning film “Nomadland.”

After initially receiving praise from many in China for her success at the recent Golden Globe Awards — when Zhao became the first Asian woman to win the best director award — the mood on the Chinese web towards her, and the movie, appears to have changed drastically.

And reports suspect that censors are behind this, although National Arthouse Alliance of Cinemas (NAAC) — that previously approved the film’s limited release in theaters in China — has not yet clarified the situation.

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

Brexit Britain Helps Australia Source Vaccines After EU Seizes Doses: Report

Brexit Britain has helped Australia source vaccines after the European Union backed Italy’s seizure of doses bound for Down Under.

The European Union’s efforts to manage its 27 member-states have worked out extremely badly, with vaccination rates far behind Britain — which was initially pilloried for its decision to manage vaccine procurement independent of the bloc — and countries such as Hungary forced to turn to Russia and even China in an effort to escape the fiasco.

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

At Least 31 Killed, 400 Wounded in Dynamite Explosion in Equatorial Guinea

At least 31 were killed and 400 wounded on Sunday after mishandling of dynamite on a military base in Equatorial Guinea caused a large series of explosions in the capital city.

President Obiang Nguema of the small West African nation said the explosive incident “caused damage in almost all the houses and buildings in Bata.”

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

Zimbabwe: 76 Gweru Mourners Fined $500 Each

76 Gweru’s Mtapa suburb residents who were arrested on Saturday during the funeral of an alleged victim of police brutality have been released after the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum offered them legal assistance.

The mourners were part of a group that was teargassed by police after dumping Tatenda Pasinyore’s corpse near the Monomutapa Police Station entrance where he was detained before being taken to a local hospital where he died.

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

Arizona Hospital Worker Says Nearly All of New COVID Cases Are Illegal Aliens

A recent caller to the Garret Lewis show in Tucson says nearly all of the new COVID cases in the local hospital are illegal aliens.

After his inauguration, Joe Biden immediately opened the US southern border to illegal migrants and fake refugees.

KNST.iheart.com reported…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dozens of Migrants Scale Fence Into Spain’s Melilla Enclave

Dozens of migrants stormed into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla on Monday, scaling the high, razor-wired fence that separates it from Morocco, local authorities said.

Over 150 migrants rushed the border fence and around 6:00am (0500 GMT) and 59 managed to get across, the office of Spain’s central government said in a statement. Three police officers and two migrants were lightly injured, it added.

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

Exclusive: Migrants Killed in SUV Crash Near Mexico Border Paid Up to $10k Each to be Smuggled Into the U.S…

[…]and survivors — ranging in age from 15 to 46 — will likely be deported once they recover from their injuries

The 13 migrants killed in a crash near Calexico, California, last week had paid up to $10,000 each to be smuggled into the U.S., DailyMail.com can reveal.

Border Patrol believe the crossing — the first large vehicle breach in the El Centro sector of 2021 — was organized by a network of criminal gangs who charge desperate migrants thousands of dollars to make the crossing in specially modified cars.

The people killed in the crash were among the increasing numbers of migrants attempting to cross into the U.S. in recent months.

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

Migrant-Rescue NGOs Face Prosecution in Italy for Human Trafficking

A number of NGOs in Italy are facing prosecution for so-called migrant rescue missions, which prosecutors say were actually human smuggling rings.

The public prosecutor’s office in Italy’s Ragusa announced a few days ago that it had opened an investigation into whether the Italian NGO Mediterranea Saving Human was accepting paid transport for illegal immigrants on the ship Mare Jonio.

Following this news, it was the turn of the public prosecutor’s office in Trapani on Wednesday to announce that it had concluded investigations against 24 NGO members over suspicion of active collaboration with Libyan smugglers in 2016 and 2017. Twenty-one of them are now facing trial.

In the European Parliament, the left is nevertheless blocking the request of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group to focus during the next plenary session on the rapid increase in the number of migrants landing in Italy. The request was made on the initiative of the national-conservative Brothers of Italy party (FdI), which is the only party left in opposition to the new Draghi government.

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

Only 105 Failed Asylum Seekers in Britain Returned to the EU Last Year

Just over one per cent of failed asylum seekers were returned to European Union countries from Britain last year under the bloc’s resettlement scheme, which was still in effect until the first of January.

In the year leading up to the UK’s official departure from the European Union, only 105 of 8,502 attempts were successful in deporting illegal migrants back to the EU. Just 20 failed asylum seekers were returned to France, despite it being a banner year for illegal boat migration coming from the other side of the English Channel.

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

UK: Channel Crossings: 50 Migrants Intercepted Crossing the Channel

Fifty people in three small boats were intercepted while attempting to cross the English Channel on Sunday.

The Home Office confirmed a fourth boat was returned to France, and French authorities prevented a fifth crossing by a further 17 people in a dinghy.

Border Force has detained more than 650 people trying to cross the Channel in small boats so far during 2021.

That is double the number who attempted the crossing during the same period in 2020.

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

Video: Hundreds of Illegals Walk Across Border Into Arizona

Video captured this past weekend shows a steady flow of migrants walking into Arizona from Mexico completely unimpeded.

The footage was tweeted by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) who wrote “The tip of the iceberg near Yuma, AZ as immigrants begin to flood into the US responding to @JoeBiden’s open border, catch and release policy.”

The Senator added “How many have COVID?”

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

Burger King “Women Belong in the Kitchen” Tweet Backfires Horrendously

A tweet posted by Burger King which said “women belong in the kitchen” that was meant to be a woke virtue signal to mark International Women’s Day backfired horrendously.

The fast food giant followed up the tweet with a second that read, “If they want to, of course. Yet only 20% of chefs are women. We’re on a mission to change the gender ratio in the restaurant industry by empowering female employees with the opportunity to pursue a culinary career.”

However, the fact that the explanatory text was not included in the first tweet just made it look to many as though Burger King was regurgitating a sexist trope.

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

If You Die From Coronavirus ‘Vaccine’, Your Life Insurance Won’t Pay as it’s an ‘Experimental Medical Intervention’

Check with your insurer before you have the vaccine. It’s reported that some or all life insurance won’t pay out for COVID vaccine related deaths, as the ‘vaccine’ is experimental. If this is too big a risk for your insurers, should you be taking it?

Even having had a COVID test could mean you are no longer eligible for insurance. You need to do some careful research, contact your insurers, before getting vaccinated or tested.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Lauren Witzke Banned From Twitter After Calling Trans Activist Quote About Little Girls Being Kinky “Demonic”

Political commentator and former Senate candidate Lauren Witzke has been banned from Twitter for writing “demonic” while responding to a transgender activist statement. Twitter suspended her account for violating its policies on “hateful conduct.”

Witzke’s account was suspended on Sunday evening, and she took to Telegram to announce it. The screenshot of the suspension notice says the account had been suspended specifically for “violating our rules against hateful conduct.”

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

NBA Silent on China’s Ruling That Homosexuality is a “Psychological Disorder”

The NBA has issued no statement on a Chinese court’s ruling this month that homosexuality can be classified a “psychological disorder,” despite a professed commitment to human rights, social justice, and the LGBT platform in the United States.

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

New Scientific Study Finds “No Evidence” That Stay-at-Home Orders Reduced COVID-19 Deaths

A significant scientific study published by Nature found that the imposition of “stay-at-home” orders issued by governments attempting to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 was an ineffective strategy.

“[I]n ~98% of the comparisons using 87 different regions of the world we found no evidence that the number of deaths/million is reduced by staying at home,” the study authors wrote. “Regional differences in treatment methods and the natural course of the virus may also be major factors in this pandemic, and further studies are necessary to better understand it.”

[Comment: End the lockdowns now!]

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

Pfizer Bullies Nations to Put Up Collateral for Lawsuits

Don’t Expect Compensation if Injured by COVID-19 Vaccine

As reported by New Delhi-based World Is One News (WION),1 Pfizer is demanding countries put up sovereign assets as collateral for expected vaccine injury lawsuits resulting from its COVID-19 inoculation. In other words, it wants governments to guarantee the company will be compensated for any expenses resulting from injury lawsuits against it.

WION reports that Argentina and Brazil have rejected Pfizer’s demands. Initially, the company demanded indemnification legislation to be enacted, such as that which it enjoys in the U.S. Argentina proposed legislation that would restrict Pfizer’s financial responsibility for injuries to those resulting from negligence or malice.

Pfizer rejected the proposal. It also rejected a rewritten proposal that included a clearer definition of negligence. Pfizer then demanded the Argentinian government put up sovereign assets — including its bank reserves, military bases and embassy buildings — as collateral. Argentina refused. A similar situation occurred in Brazil. Pfizer demanded Brazil:

“Waive sovereignty of its assets abroad in favor of Pfizer” Not apply its domestic laws to the company Not penalize Pfizer for vaccine delivery delays Exempt Pfizer from all civil liability for side effects

Brazil rejected Pfizer’s demands, calling them “abusive.” As noted by WION, Pfizer developed its vaccine with the help of government funding, and now it — a private company — is demanding governments hand over sovereign assets to ensure the company won’t lose a dime if its product injures people, even if those injuries are the result of negligent company practices, fraud or malice.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Satanic Temple Sues Texas for Obstructing Their “Religious Ritual” of Abortion

The Satanic Temple of Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, has filed a lawsuit against Texas, arguing that abortion restrictions in the state violate their members’ religious liberty, and infringe upon the religious teachings of the organization.

While abortion is legal in Texas, the state does ban the act after the baby has developed beyond 20 weeks unless there exists a life-threatening medical condition for the mother or a fetal abnormality. Texas also requires anyone seeking a legal abortion to receive an ultrasound, and information regarding potential medical risks, fetal development, and available adoption alternatives. There is also a 24-hour waiting period.

The Satanic Temple argues that all of those disrupt what they consider their “religious ritual” of abortion.

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

UK University Forced to Apologize and Pay PhD Student After Branding Him “Transphobic” Over Tweets

Jonathan Best, a PhD student in the UK who has been accused of transphobia because of a number of posts he made on Twitter and on his blog, will now receive an apology from his university, along with compensation.

This news comes as the UK government is looking into passing new laws that would protect free speech at universities and allow students to sue for compensation.

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

Watch: Disturbing Video Shows Adult Guiding Child Through ‘The Gaybcs’ Alphabet Book

That’s it for Dr. Seuss.

Sure, only six of his books are being taken out of print, and just two of those are worth reading, if you ask me: “And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo.”

But the writing’s on the wall.

What to do, then? Robin DiAngelo hasn’t come out with a “White Fragility” pop-up book yet, so you’re going to need something to indoctrinate your child before DiAngelo monetizes that product.

Thankfully, M.L. Webb has just the thing for you: “The GayBCs,” a way for readers as young as 4 years old to learn every letter in the alphabet in terms of how it relates to LGBT issues.

And now it’s going viral, thanks to a video of a child reading through it with more than a bit of aid from an adult.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Woman Leaks Spinal Fluid After PCR Test Punctures “Membrane”

Here is proof the “covid test” is not as advertised, and actually swabs the cribriform plate

THAT headline is a lie!!! It is NOT a “membrane”. It is called the Cribriform Plate and it is a mixture of 50 percent bone and 50 percent nerves. It has your smell sensor in it. What happened here is people vary and everything works just fine as long as differences which would never be discovered absent messing with people are not discovered. I covered this before, in depth, here is a picture I posted months ago with regard to this test:…

You NEVER EVER EVER, under ANY circumstance allow ANYONE to touch that, it is delicate and should NEVER be touched. It is my guess that this woman is not unique and serious consequences for many have gone unreported.

What happened in this case was this woman had a cribirform plate that was even thinner than usual, and they punched right through it because they lied about what they are actually swabbing.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/8/2021

  1. I just got banned by the GP. No explanation, of course. They are going all out for clickbait, and anybody who messes with their narrative will not cut it. Happening on the right too… but maybe we can call those who do “fake right.” By their fruits ye shall know them.

  2. Scientists Discover Large Volcano Under the Capital of Germany
    No, the ‘volcano’ won’t erupt unless the culturally-enriched demand it. As it is, they are spewing sufficiently themselves and do not require any assistance from the dormant volcano just yet.

  3. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
    It is so dangerous, that can reach into all parts of our lives, like education, social engineering, removing “critical thinking” & reasoning.

    Bill Gates and his allies in “Big Tech” and “Media” are forming an axis to be able to control what can be said which will set the terms of what they consider “Free Speech”.

    This is much more than taking President Trump off twitter.
    Sounds like it can hamper blogs.
    .
    This agreement, “Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA)” will remove debate, discussion, ideas, other inconvenient facts if an algorithm is set up against it.
    .
    …… Microsoft has partnered with a number of tech and media companies for the purposes of creating a system of tracing content on the internet which would serve to destroy only privacy and anonymity. …….
    .
    ….. a system whereby all content on the internet can be traced directly back to its author.
    .
    …… anyone who develops a meme, writes an article (or any type of document), audio, or whatever—would be susceptible to having it traced back once it reaches the internet, through a set of signals which would identify its “provenance”—or authorship. …..
    .
    ….. access the CPU is “the ultimate form of digital surveillance,” noting that even computers not connected to the internet are still surveilled by the CPU which continuously monitors what the computer is doing. ….
    .
    …… have the ability to “track and de-anonymize information from the moment it created on a computer.” By so doing, these companies would have the ability to attach signals to the information which would allow it to be censored and/or suppressed wherever it goes online. ….
    .
    ….. Even if the information was shared by a third person, the attached signals would still prevent the information from being shared online due to the point of origin, while once again allowing that information to be tracked back to the source.
    .
    Imagine for a moment that you send an email to a friend which complains about say coronavirus lockdowns or maybe about possible election malfeasance.
    These systems would have the ability to censor that information. …
    .
    ….. created for a single purpose: to stop the spread of what they call “disinformation.” …..
    .
    …… anything that doesn’t go along with the established narratives by the government, media, big tech tyrants or whomever.
    This is clearly an attack on free speech. ….
    .
    …….. Instead of doing it as currently done—through censorship of online social media and search engines—they are retooling to engage in censorship at the offline software and hardware level, including down to the very brains of computer hardware, the CPU.
    .
    “In other words, there will be nowhere to hide,” ….

    https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/you-think-social-media-tyrants-are-on-a-power-trip-wait-until-you-see-what-microsoft-has-planned-for-america/
    .
    Could you feel ok to talk on a phone?
    So much is digitized, looking at how good voice recognition systems now are. …. hmm. ….

    A way that destroys the power of people coming together, to share, to discuss, debate, to disseminate information, so others can ponder upon.
    .
    Looks like the way will become snail mail, pigeons, old fashion type-writers. post it notes, tape recorders, smoke signals, etc. and a little a bit of “Mission Impossible” to the messages whether you accept the mission or not. then this message will self destroy. 🙂 etc.

  4. So it turns out that the French teacher was beheaded for nothing. I’m sure that there will be no consequences whatsoever for anyone involved.

    “A 13 year-old Muslim student in France has admitted that she fabricated the story that lead to a school teacher being beheaded last year.

    The student claimed that her teacher Samuel Paty had showed an image of Muhammed during a lesson on free speech, which he had asked the Muslim students to leave the room for.”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/13-year-old-muslim-student-admits-made-story-led-french-teachers-beheading/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.