Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/2/2021

A young man named Noah Green used his vehicle to run down two Capitol Police officers in Washington DC today, continuing until his car crashed into a concrete barrier. One of the officers died from his injuries. When Mr. Green exited from his vehicle, knife in hand, he was shot dead while lunging at police. Before his social media accounts were deleted, it was observed that he was a follower of the Nation of Islam and a devotee of Louis Farrakhan.

In other news, a court in Brussels has ordered the Belgian government to lift all coronavirus restrictions within 30 days.

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Thanks to Dean, DV, JD, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» March Jobs Report: Payrolls Rise by 916,000, Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.0%
» S&P 500 Passes 4,000 Points for First Time
» Trump Blasts Biden’s Tax Hike as “Globalist Betrayal”
 
USA
» 1 Officer Dead, 1 Injured After Car Rams Capitol Barrier; Suspect Fatally Shot
» BLM Martyr Ahmaud Arbery Was Known as ‘The Jogger’, Used Jogging as Alibi, Robbery Tactic — Court Docs
» California Lawmakers Introduce a New Unconstitutional Bill to Force Big Tech to Censor More
» Capitol Attack Suspect Was Apparent Farrakhan Follower
» Chicken Little’s Puppet Masters — Fear Destroys Freedom
» Desantis Issues Executive Order Banning Vaccine Passports
» Facebook Removes Capitol Attack Suspect’s Page
» Georgia Governor on MLB Decision: League ‘Caved to Fear’ And ‘Liberal Lies’
» House Republican Calls MLB ‘Absolutely Pathetic’ For Moving All-Star Game
» Kansas GOP Lawmakers End Statewide Mask Mandate
» Lara Trump Moves Her Show to CloutHub After Facebook Censorship
» Lauren Boebert Argues She’s Allowed to Block People From Her Twitter Profile if it’s Her Personal Account
» Noah Green, Man Whom Police Say Rammed Two Capitol Police Officers, Graduated From Christopher Newport University
» Rapper Brags of Making $1 Million Days After Turning 18 by Joining De Facto Prostitution Platform OnlyFans
» Republicans Probe Big Tech Collusion in the Deplatforming of Parler
» Texas Senate Blocks Social Media Platforms From Banning Users Based on Politics
» What We Know About the Indiana Man Suspected in the US Capitol Attack
» YouTube Deletes Channel of Christian Network theDove
 
Canada
» Raw Footage: Weekly Toronto Freedom Rally Stops at COVID Assessment Centre
» Vancouver Anti-Lockdown Protesters Shock People With Creepy Silent March
 
Europe and the EU
» Belgium: Many People Injured in Brussels After Police Dispersed Illegal Gatherings
» Belgium Must Lift ‘All COVID-19 Measures’ Within 30 Days, Brussels Court Rules
» Rallies Planned Across Britain Against New Protest Law
» Spain: Watch: Gang Shootout on Streets of Madrid
» Spanish Tourism Industry Rebels Against Outdoor Mask Decree as Drones Used to Spy on Beachgoers
» Sweden: Professor Says COVID-19 Will be Like a “Fond Caress” In Comparison to Next Pandemic
» The UK is Poised to Introduce a Vaccine Passport Trial
» UK: Customers at Pubs, Cafes, Restaurants Will All be Forced to Sign In
» UK: Father of Teacher Suspended Over Mohammed Images Says School ‘Threw Him Under Bus’
» UK: Hundreds Gather in Castlefield Bowl in Manchester for Illegal Rave
» UK: Two More Teachers Suspended Over Mohammed Cartoons Row: Report
» ‘We Want a European Renaissance’ PM Orban Says After Meeting PM Morawiecki, Salvini
» YouTube Bans Independent Italian Media Outlet Byoblu
 
Russia
» Russia’s Lavrov Warns of Surging Anti-White Racism in U.S.
» Russia Fines Twitter for Not Removing Posts
 
South Asia
» Hindu Genocide of Bangladesh by Islamists Condemned by Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard
» Myanmar Shuts Down Wireless Internet to Cause a News Blackout During Anti-Coup Protests
 
Far East
» Apex Legends Bans Player for Using Japanese Word “Nigero” (it’s Not Racist)
» Korea PM Says Only Those With a Vaccine Passport Can Resume Normal Life
» Witnesses: China Imprisoning Christians in Underground ‘Brainwashing’ Torture Centers
 
Australia — Pacific
» Show Your ID to Use Social Media? Australia Hints at New Plans.
 
Immigration
» Greece Accuses Turkey of Trying to Provoke it With Migrant Boats
» Greece: Migrant Threatened to Set Wife and Child on Fire After Asylum Rejection
» Migrant to Italian Police: ‘In Ghana, I Would Have Slit Your Throat’
» UK: Fake Asylum Seeker Guilty of Murdering and Chopping Up Woman
 
Culture Wars
» Activision Uses Copyright Claims to Stop Reporters Covering Leaks
» Leaked Doc Shows What Amazon Ambassadors Are Banned From Saying on Social Media
» Local Authorities Around the World Have Their Eye on Implementing Digital IDs
» The Equality Act is the Most Unequal Act Ever
 
General
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March Jobs Report: Payrolls Rise by 916,000, Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.0%

The U.S. economy brought back more jobs than expected in March, presaging even faster employment growth in the coming months as more Americans become vaccinated and jobs across industries return.

The Department of Labor released its March employment report Friday at 8:30 a.m. ET. Here were the main metrics in the report, compared to consensus estimates compiled by Bloomberg:

Change in non-farm payrolls: +916,000 vs. +660,000 expected and a revised +468,000 in February

Unemployment rate: 6.0% vs. 6.0% expected and 6.2% in February

Average hourly earnings, month-over-month: —0.1% vs. +0.1% expected and a revised +0.3% in February

Average hourly earnings, year-over-year: 4.2% vs. +4.5% expected and a revised +5.2% in February

[Comment: Well, good things happen when you get the government out of the economy.]

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

S&P 500 Passes 4,000 Points for First Time

The S&P 500, an index of the 500 largest publicly traded companies on U.S. stock exchanges, surpassed 4,000 points on Thursday for the first time.

It closed at 4,020, up 47 points, or 1.2 percent.

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

Trump Blasts Biden’s Tax Hike as “Globalist Betrayal”

After Joe Biden proposed a huge tax hike to pay for a $2-3 trillion spending spree, President Trump blasted it as a “globalist betrayal” and a “cruel and heartless attack on the American dream.”

Despite promising not to raise taxes for middle class Americans, Biden’s latest Spending proposal will likely effect people at the earning threshold of $200,000 per year, with the White House now suggesting that the previously announced $400,000 threshold for tax increases applies only to families, and not individuals.

Trump labeled the hike as “a massive giveaway to China, and many other countries, that will send thousands of factories, millions of jobs, and trillions of dollars to these competitive Nations.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

1 Officer Dead, 1 Injured After Car Rams Capitol Barrier; Suspect Fatally Shot

One Capitol Police officer was killed and another was injured after a car rammed one of the barriers surrounding the Capitol complex on Friday, forcing the area into a lockdown, with police fatally shooting the suspect.

Police said a vehicle ran into two officers. A suspect exited the car with a knife and started “lunging” toward police, who then fired on the man, acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said at a briefing.

“He did not respond to verbal commands. The suspect did start lunging toward U.S. Capitol Police officers, at which time U.S. Capitol Police officers fired upon the suspect,” she said.

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

BLM Martyr Ahmaud Arbery Was Known as ‘The Jogger’, Used Jogging as Alibi, Robbery Tactic — Court Docs

Newly introduced information in Glynn County, Georgia court documents shows that Ahmaud Arbery was known as “the jogger” and had a long history of breaking into homes and businesses while using jogging as both an alibi and tactic for his crimes.

Arbery, who was black, was shot dead by a group of three white men in Glynn County during a citizen’s arrest attempt as Arbery tried to wrestle a rifle away from one of the individuals.

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

California Lawmakers Introduce a New Unconstitutional Bill to Force Big Tech to Censor More

California has joined many other US states in trying to grapple with the effects of social media and free speech — and California just happens to be that state that appears to be looking for even more ways to moderate or censor content published on there.

It means that, as is more often than not the case, an initiative to table a bill seems to be focused around the need to have even more censorship of whatever’s defined as “hate speech” and misinformation — rather than dealing with the real elephant in the room: too much censorship that already exists, to the point of rendering the open internet potentially unsustainable.

In California, the upcoming bill was announced in a press release issued by Democrat Jesse Gabriel, who pitched it as a bipartisan effort to force tech companies to take accountability for the ills of hate speech and disinformation (but, apparently, not the overarching one — that of the runaway train of censorship).

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

Capitol Attack Suspect Was Apparent Farrakhan Follower

The suspect in the attack at the Capitol on Friday was an apparent follower of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam.

Noah Green, a 25-year-old Indiana man, was reported by multiple media outlets as the suspect in Friday’s attack, which killed one Capitol Police officer and wounded another.

Police said the suspect rammed a car into two Capitol Police officers before hitting a barricade on the north side of the Capitol. He then exited the vehicle and allegedly lunged at officers before being shot and killed by police.

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

Chicken Little’s Puppet Masters — Fear Destroys Freedom

Story at-a-glance:

  • The goal post for “public safety” has been moved further and further away. At regular intervals during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been another Chicken Little warning that the sky is still falling and that we must not let down our guard
  • In a Wall Street Journal essay, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis urges readers not to trust “the elites,” pointing out that “Influential people in public health, government and the media” have “failed to rise to the moment”
  • In a recent Senate hearing, Sen. Rand Paul confronted Dr. Anthony Fauci, calling him out for the “theatre” of wearing a mask after being vaccinated
  • BBC News reports mask wearing and social distancing in the U.K. may need to continue for “several years;” Britons must wait for other nations to get fully vaccinated before they can go back to any sense of normalcy
  • The more you give in and obey, the more you have to give in and obey

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Desantis Issues Executive Order Banning Vaccine Passports

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) issued an executive order on Friday banning “vaccine passports” that require people to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19

“Today I issued an executive order prohibiting the use of so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports,” DeSantis announced on Twitter. “The Legislature is working on making permanent these protections for Floridians and I look forward to signing them into law soon.”

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

Facebook Removes Capitol Attack Suspect’s Page

Facebook has removed the account belonging to the suspect in Friday’s attack at the Capitol that killed one Capitol Police officer and wounded another.

The platform confirmed to The Hill that it is scrapping the Facebook and Instagram accounts of Noah Green, the 25-year-old suspect in Friday’s attack, and scrubbing any content from him that violates its policies.

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

Georgia Governor on MLB Decision: League ‘Caved to Fear’ And ‘Liberal Lies’

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) hammered Major League Baseball (MLB) over its decision to move its All-Star Game from Georgia over a sweeping voting bill he signed into law last month.

Kemp berated the MLB in a statement for what he said was an example of “cancel culture” in the face of Democrats’ criticism of Georgia’s new law, adding that he “will not back down.”

“Today, Major League Baseball caved to fear, political opportunism, and liberal lies,” said Kemp. “Georgians — and all Americans — should fully understand what the MLB’s knee-jerk decision means: cancel culture and woke political activists are coming for every aspect of your life, sports included. If the left doesn’t agree with you, facts and the truth do not matter.”

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

House Republican Calls MLB ‘Absolutely Pathetic’ For Moving All-Star Game

Georgia Rep. Buddy Carter (R) condemned Major League Baseball on Friday for its decision to move the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta in protest of Georgia’s new voting law, calling the league “absolutely pathetic.”

“The organization has completely caved to the lies of the Left and America’s pastime has now become a political tool for the liberal mob,” he said in a statement shared by his office.

“Let’s be clear — Georgia will be losing potentially hundreds of millions of dollars because Democrats, including the President of the United States, have been spreading lies about Georgia’s Election Integrity Act,” Carter argued.

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

Kansas GOP Lawmakers End Statewide Mask Mandate

Republican lawmakers in Kansas on Thursday ended their state’s mask mandate, hours after Gov. Laura Kelly (D) issued an executive order that would have kept one in place.

A group of lawmakers called the Legislative Coordinating Council (LCC) voted along party lines 5-2 to rescind the governor’s mask requirement, The Kansas City Star reported.

Kansas joined 17 other states without a mask requirement, according to Kaiser Health News.

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

Lara Trump Moves Her Show to CloutHub After Facebook Censorship

Facebook removed a video with an interview given by President Donald Trump, explaining that the censorship decision was made because “content posted in the voice” of the former US president is prohibited.

The ban applies both to Facebook and Instagram. Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law who interviewed him for her show, The Right View, revealed in a post that contained a screenshot of the removal notice.

She also announced that her show would move to CloutHub, an alternative social media and video platform that has attracted a number of high-profile conservative commentators like Michael Flynn and Rudy Giuliani.

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

Lauren Boebert Argues She’s Allowed to Block People From Her Twitter Profile if it’s Her Personal Account

Anybody using Twitter must by now be aware of how much song and dance the social platform makes of its fine-grained, sometimes to the point of ridiculous, control it says it wants to give users in what they should and should not see, respond to, or interact with others using the same platform.

Channeling and streamlining users into a particular political point of view has become the social network’s calling card in the past year or so — culminating with the recent banning of the account of a sitting US president.

But while actively censoring conservative content, Twitter is still — unsurprisingly, yet in some ever surprising new ways — seen as “not doing enough” by some Democrats.

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

Noah Green, Man Whom Police Say Rammed Two Capitol Police Officers, Graduated From Christopher Newport University

Authorities said Noah Green lived in Indiana, but we found out he played football for and graduated from Christopher Newport University.

WASHINGTON — The man whom authorities said rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol, killing one of them, graduated from Christopher Newport University.

According to Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman, around 1 p.m. Friday, a vehicle slammed into two officers at a checkpoint on Constitution Avenue on the Northside of the Capitol complex near the Russell Senate Office Building.

Pittman said the driver, later identified as 25-year-old Noah Green, “exited the vehicle with a knife in hand” and lunged toward police. At least one of the officers then opened fire, hitting Green.

Green and both officers were taken to the hospital, where one of the officers, William “Billy” Evans, died. Green was also pronounced dead at the hospital.

Although authorities said Green lived in Indiana, we found out he had connections to Hampton Roads.

A spokesman for Christopher Newport confirmed he graduated from the university in 2019 with a degree in Finance. The spokesman also said Green played on CNU’s football team in the fall 2017 and fall 2018 seasons.

According to Green’s profile page on CNU Athletics’ site, he was a defensive back from Covington, Va., where he attended Alleghany High School…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Rapper Brags of Making $1 Million Days After Turning 18 by Joining De Facto Prostitution Platform OnlyFans

The revelation that ‘Cash Me Outside girl’ made a million dollars in 6 hours after joining OnlyFans days after her 18th birthday underscores once again the predatory nature of how the entertainment industry grooms teenage girls for de facto prostitution.

“The rapper claimed she made six figures in just first six hours on the subscription platform, which allows her to post photos, videos and audio clips with subscribing fans,” reports the Daily Mail.

Danielle Bregoli, who shot to teenage fame after she made a meme out of herself during an appearance on Dr. Phil, literally waited just 3 days after turning 18 on March 26 to launch her OnlyFans account.

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

Republicans Probe Big Tech Collusion in the Deplatforming of Parler

The Parler incident happened in one hot minute of political and internet censorship, prodded on fiercely by mainstream media, and quickly accepted by Big Tech — the very same companies operating social networks that are at the same time supposed to be mightier than sovereign countries, though they often act subservient to particular political agendas.

The Parler incident was one of a deeply comprehensive “deplatforming” efforts — i.e. censorship of an independent and upcoming social media platform — that eventually got removed from the internet infrastructurein a fit of post-November US elections rage influencing platforms ranging from social networks all the way to cloud hosting and storage corporations.

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

Texas Senate Blocks Social Media Platforms From Banning Users Based on Politics

The Texas Senate on Thursday passed a bill blocking social media platforms from banning residents based on their political views.

The Texas Tribune reported that Senate Bill 12 passed shortly after 2 a.m. on Thursday. The measure now heads to the state House, where there are two identical bills that have not moved out of their committee, according to the Tribune.

Texas Sen. Bryan Hughes (R), the Senate bill’s sponsor, said in a video posted to Twitter that the bill will “get Texans back online.”

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

What We Know About the Indiana Man Suspected in the US Capitol Attack

The suspect in the death of a Capitol Police officer has apparent ties to Indiana, according to reports.

Noah Green, 25, has been identified by law enforcement as the man who drove the vehicle into two U.S. Capital police officers on Friday afternoon.

A driver rammed his vehicle into two USCP officers near the Capitol and then continued to hit the barrier on Constitution Avenue, acting U.S Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said in a statement.

The suspect proceeded to exit the car, brandishing a knife and “started to lunge aggressively toward U.S. Capitol Police officers,” ignoring verbal commands, Pittman said. Officers then shot the suspect, who later died at a hospital.

The officer, William ‘Billy’ Evans, died “from injuries he sustained following an attack at the North Barricade by a lone assailant,” Pittman said.

Who is Noah Green?

Several law enforcement sources said Green has connections to Indiana and Virginia.

Facebook said in statement that they pulled Green’s accounts after the attack.

“After this horrific event, our thoughts are with the Capitol Police and their loved ones. We have designated the incident under our Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, which means we have removed the suspect’s accounts from Facebook and Instagram, and are removing any content that praises, supports, or represents the attack or the suspect. We are in contact with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation,” a Facebook spokesperson said…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

YouTube Deletes Channel of Christian Network theDove

YouTube has permanently banned a Christian channel called theDove. The Google-owned video sharing platform banned the channel for “repeated violations” of its policies.

YouTube’s campaign against independent views continues, with one of the latest victims being theDove.

From theDove:

“On March 22, 2021 theDove was permanently banned from YouTube. Over 15,000 interviews and segments have been posted to YouTube and theDove has experienced millions of views. In today’s cancel culture YouTube has deleted every video.”

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

Raw Footage: Weekly Toronto Freedom Rally Stops at COVID Assessment Centre

Rebel News staffer Alex Yelizarov was downtown in Toronto to cover this past weekend’s Freedom Rally held at Ontario’s legislature, Queen’s Park. Though the crowd was significantly smaller than the previous weekend, billed as part of the more broad Worldwide Freedom Rally that saw events held in cities around the globe, it was still a reasonably large group compared to other weeks.

The event saw speeches and the usual march through the city, though one man was arrested after an incident involving the police. Demonstrators eventually made their way to a nearby COVID assessment facility, where some of them exchanged some passionate words with workers there, before chants of “don’t get tested” and “just say no” broke out.

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

Vancouver Anti-Lockdown Protesters Shock People With Creepy Silent March

Around 100 freedom protesters recently shocked passersby last Sunday, with a silent and peacefully creepy march around the downtown Vancouver area.

Alexander (Sasha) Lasarev and Nikolai Thompson were the visionaries behind the unique approach to restoring Canadians’ freedoms, and thought that a silent march, as a spin off of John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic movie They Live, would be the best way to do so.

Boy were they right! Out of all of the protests I’ve covered, the slow marching of silent people, a handful dressed as zombies just like in the sci-fi thriller about government control, seemed to demand the attention of all those walking and driving the busy Vancouver streets.

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

Belgium: Many People Injured in Brussels After Police Dispersed Illegal Gatherings

At least 26 officers were injured during an operation to disperse a large crowd that gathered in the Bois de la Cambre park on the south side of the Belgian capital, the agency reported citing a police spokesman.

Water cannons and mounted policemen were deployed.

According to estimates by authorities, some 1,500 to 2,000 people gathered in the Bois de la Cambre, where they violated distance and hygiene measures.

In a video published by the public broadcaster RTBF, police could be heard asking people to disperse. The clashes reportedly took place after the loudspeaker announcement.

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

Belgium Must Lift ‘All COVID-19 Measures’ Within 30 Days, Brussels Court Rules

The Belgian State has been ordered to lift “all coronavirus measures” within 30 days, as the legal basis for them is insufficient, a Brussels court ruled on Wednesday.

The League for Human Rights had filed the lawsuit several weeks ago and challenged Belgium’s system of implementing the measures using Ministerial Decrees, which means it is done without any input from parliament.

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

Rallies Planned Across Britain Against New Protest Law

LONDON (Reuters) — Dozens of marches and rallies are planned across Britain on Saturday as part of a “national weekend of action” against a proposed new law that would give police extra powers to curb protests.

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill would toughen measures officers can take to disperse demonstrations, such as imposing time and noise limits, which campaigners and activists fear would be used to curb dissent.

Since the bill was brought before parliament last month, there have been sporadic protests, notably in Bristol, southwest England, where demonstrations turned violent with officers and a police station bombarded with bricks and glass bottles, and police vehicles set on fire.

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

Spain: Watch: Gang Shootout on Streets of Madrid

A battle between rival gangs in Madrid, Spain, was captured in harrowing footage on Thursday night.

Members of Dominicans Don’t Play (DDP) and the Trinitarios engaged in armed warfare in the Pueblo Nuevo neighborhood of the Ciudad Lineal district, according to local media.

Video shot by a resident was shared to social media.

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

Spanish Tourism Industry Rebels Against Outdoor Mask Decree as Drones Used to Spy on Beachgoers

For more than a year now, Spain’s tourism industry, which accounts for more than 10% of average annual GDP in Europe’s 4th-largest economy, has been hanging by a thread.

And while the world is nearing the 600MM vaccine jabs-in-arms mark, Southern Europe is still nowhere near the level of herd immunity needed (according to the bloc’s public health nabobs) for crowds of German, British, American and Chinese tourists to fill hotels and inns, crowd on to beaches and into bars, and take planes and cruises to popular holiday destinations.

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

Sweden: Professor Says COVID-19 Will be Like a “Fond Caress” In Comparison to Next Pandemic

A Swedish professor of infectious diseases says COVID-19 will feel like a “fond caress” in comparison to the next global pandemic.

Professor Björn Olsen from Uppsala University warns that there’s another “imminent” pandemic on the way that will totally dwarf the millions of dead caused by coronavirus.

“Then the corona pandemic will be like a fond caress in comparison,” Olsen told national broadcaster SVT.

Olsen says that the next pandemic will be triggered by a new flu virus against which humanity has no protection.

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

The UK is Poised to Introduce a Vaccine Passport Trial

Amidst much controversy and growing backlash, the UK government is apparently planning on introducing a “trial run” for COVID-19 vaccination passports.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning on introducing vaccination passports to allow entry into a few high-profile public events, including upcoming football matches and the World Snooker Championship.

Apparently even the Brit Awards may also require a vaccination passport for allowing entry into the event.

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

UK: Customers at Pubs, Cafes, Restaurants Will All be Forced to Sign In

Customers at pubs, cafes, and restaurants will all be forced to sign in when hospitality venues are finally allowed to reopen for outdoor service from April 12th, it has been revealed, in a move that has upset the struggling businesses.

Before they were shut down, pubs and other hospitality businesses in England only had to acquire the signature of one member of a given group of customers for tracing purposes, but the rules will be even stricter when they are allowed to partially reopen later this month — with indoor payments possibly banned, as well.

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

UK: Father of Teacher Suspended Over Mohammed Images Says School ‘Threw Him Under Bus’

The father of a teacher suspended from Batley Grammar School for showing images of Islam’s prophet Mohammed during a lesson on blasphemy says the school “threw him under a bus”.

“The school has thrown my son under a bus. The lesson that he delivered in which the picture of the Prophet Muhammad was shown was part of the curriculum, it had been approved by the school. Other teachers have done exactly the same thing,” the father said in comments to MailOnline — although this claim is not confirmed.

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

UK: Hundreds Gather in Castlefield Bowl in Manchester for Illegal Rave

A emergency dispersal order has been put in place across the whole of Manchester city centre after hundreds gathered in Castlefield Bowl for an illegal rave.

Videos posted on social media showed large numbers of people dancing and drinking in Castlefield Bowl, as a live DJ played to a crowd.

Footage also showed the swathes of people dancing and drinking in the outdoor venue known for hosting gigs.

Ahead of the Easter weekend Greater Manchester Police activated the dispersal order, giving them greater powers to move people on.

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

UK: Two More Teachers Suspended Over Mohammed Cartoons Row: Report

Two more teachers have allegedly been suspended after a teacher was put on administrative leave for showing cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed to his pupils during a lesson on blasphemy.

The headmaster of Batley Grammar School had announced last week that the 29-year-old religious education (RE) teacher was suspended and made a grovelling apology to the Muslim community over the lesson.

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

‘We Want a European Renaissance’ PM Orban Says After Meeting PM Morawiecki, Salvini

Hungary’s Fidesz, Italy’s League and Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) parties will work together towards a “European renaissance”, the three parties’ leaders said after a two-hour summit in Budapest on Thursday. Viktor Orban, Matteo Salvini and Mateusz Morawiecki discussed their cooperation in a Europe where the largest formerly conservative group, the European People’s Party, has increasingly abandoned its traditional values in favor of pursuing a left-wing agenda.

“We want a European renaissance, and we will work together for that in the future,” Orban said after the meeting, adding that the meeting was focused on the three parties forging a political alliance at the European level. He said they concluded that there was no major interest regarding their respective nations where they could not cooperate.

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

YouTube Bans Independent Italian Media Outlet Byoblu

In yet another crackdown on independent media and creators, YouTube has removed the channel of Byoblu — an independent Italian media outlet that had more than 525,000 subscribers.

The popular channel had uploaded more than 2,000 interviews to YouTube in its 14+ years on the platform and racked up over 200 million total video views. It featured interviews with magistrates, presidents of the Constitutional Court, politicians, lawyers, scientists, and more.

YouTube deleted Byoblu’s channel after targeting it numerous times over its coverage of protests and interviews with scientists.

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

Russia’s Lavrov Warns of Surging Anti-White Racism in U.S.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says there is surging “aggression against white people” in the United States and that it is harming efforts to fight racism.

Lavrov made the comments during an interview with political scientists that was broadcast on national television.

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

Russia Fines Twitter for Not Removing Posts

A Russian court fined Twitter Friday for not removing posts that encouraged minors to participate in protests, The Associated Press reported

The court’s ruling comes after Russian telecommunications watchdog pressured the platform to remove the content or be blocked.

The court found Twitter guilty on three counts of violating regulations on restricting unlawful content, ordering it to pay three fines adding up to 8.9 million rubles, or about $117,000, the AP reported.

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

Hindu Genocide of Bangladesh by Islamists Condemned by Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Seema Johnson | HENB | Washington | April 2, 2021:: Former US Democrat Congresswoman from Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard has spoken out in favour of the persecuted Hindu minorities of Bangladesh. She has also condemned the genocide of Bengali Hindus by the Pakistani Army and called upon the world to work against Islamist extremism. The attack of Razakars and Pakistani Army started on 25th march 1971 that lasted for 10 months thereafter causing a merciless and brutal death of lakhs of Hindus.

“As a member of Congress, I introduced a resolution that called for the protection of Hindus and religious minorities in Bangladesh. People who continue to be targeted and persecuted to this day. The height of this persecution actually began 50 years ago, when the Pakistani army systematically murdered, raped and drove from their homes, millions of Bengali Hindus because of their religion and ethnicity,” Tulsi Gabbard said in the video.

She continued, “March 25th, 1971 was the beginning of a systematic targeting of Hindus in Bangladesh by the Pakistani military. It began in Hindu neighbourhoods and villages, first at Jagannath Hall, which was a Hindu dormitory in Dhaka University, where five to ten thousand people were killed on that first night alone. This genocidal campaign continued for 10 months, resulting in two to three million people killed. Hundreds of thousands of women and girls raped and more than 10 million forced to flee their homes.”

Tulsi Gabbard also recalled US Senator Ted Kennedy who observed the genocidal campaign against Hindus. She also said that the “Islamist persecution of Hindus and other religious minorities in Bangladesh did not end with Bangladesh’s independence”. She mentioned the recent attacks against Hindu Temples in Bangladesh in the wake of Prime Minister Modi’s recent visit to the country.

Gabbard, a practicing Hindu, also urged the USA to commit to defeating the Islamist ideology.

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Myanmar Shuts Down Wireless Internet to Cause a News Blackout During Anti-Coup Protests

The Myanmar military rulers, who overthrew the elected government in a coup in February, have ordered the shutdown of wireless internet.

Earlier, the military had ordered the shutdown of mobile internet, in an attempt to quash opposition.

Thursday marked two months since the military took back power in Myanmar. Protesters of the military rule have been met with violence, including shooting. So far, about 500 protesters have been killed.

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Apex Legends Bans Player for Using Japanese Word “Nigero” (it’s Not Racist)

A Japanese Apex Legends player has now been banned from the game for a week for being accused of using “hateful” language. But all he did was ask his team to back off in his mother tongue, Japanese.

The word he used was “nigero,” which is made up of two terms “nige” which is close to the English phrase “run away” and “ro,” known as a commanding form in verbs.

But the Apex chat filter did not approve of the term, assuming it was a reference to the notorious, racist English term for referring to a black individual.

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Korea PM Says Only Those With a Vaccine Passport Can Resume Normal Life

South Korea’s prime minister said that only people with vaccine passports will be allowed to resume normal life. The south-east Asian country is the latest to launch a vaccine certification system.

“The introduction of a vaccine passport or ‘Green Pass’ will only allow those who have been vaccinated to experience the recovery to their daily lives,” South Korea’s PM Chung Sye-Kyun said while unveiling the new COVID-19 vaccination certification system.

Before the end of this month, South Koreans will have an app that will show a person’s vaccination status.

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Witnesses: China Imprisoning Christians in Underground ‘Brainwashing’ Torture Centers

Eyewitnesses told Radio Free Asia (RFA) in a report published Thursday that Chinese Communist Party officials imprisoned them in mobile “brainwashing” centers designed to make them renounce Christianity, where they faced routine beatings, indoctrination, and solitary confinement designed to induce self-harm.

Christianity is legal under the communist regime in China only under the Chinese Catholic Church, run by the Party and not the Vatican, and the Patriotic Three-Self Church, a “Protestant” alternative also run by the Communist Party. Many Chinese Christians reject both options, as the Party does not allow free worship in its legal institutions and requires clergy to use their platforms to advance the regime’s agenda. Instead, many choose what is referred to as “house churches” — illegal worship in private homes, where small groups get together to study the Bible and pray. Beijing officially estimates China is home to about 40 million Christians. Counting “house church” Christians, however, independent groups believe the number is closer to 100 million people, more than the total membership of the Communist Party.

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Show Your ID to Use Social Media? Australia Hints at New Plans.

Australia’s federal government is preparing to introduce radical new rules that would outlaw anonymity on social networks.

The changes would be introduced under the pretext of combating bullying and “hate speech.”

The proposal has been formulated by a parliamentary committee that recently compiled a report about these forms of online “abuse,” and the new rules would apply to users creating new, or wishing to maintain their existing accounts on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, or Instagram.

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Greece Accuses Turkey of Trying to Provoke it With Migrant Boats

ATHENS (Reuters) — Greece accused Turkey on Friday of trying to provoke it by attempting to push boats carrying migrants into Greek waters, a claim Ankara strongly rejected.

Greece and Turkey disagree on a range of issues, including energy resources in the Mediterranean, and tensions between the NATO allies rose last year when thousands of asylum-seekers in Turkey tried to storm the Greek land border.

Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said the Greek coastguard had reported multiple incidents on Friday of the Turkish coastguard and navy accompanying migrant boats “to the border of Europe, in an effort to provoke an escalation” with Greece.

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Greece: Migrant Threatened to Set Wife and Child on Fire After Asylum Rejection

A 46-year-old Iraqi man threatened to set his wife and child on fire at a migrant reception centre in Greece after his asylum claim was rejected for the second time.

The Iraqi man, who was living with his family at a structure in Ioannina, had become agitated after receiving another rejection this week.

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Migrant to Italian Police: ‘In Ghana, I Would Have Slit Your Throat’

An African migrant threatened to slit the throats of Italian police officers in Como after being stopped for harassing locals.

Police approached the 49-year-old Ghanian in a car park near the centre of the northern Italian city following reports he was harassing passersby and motorists, begging for money.

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UK: Fake Asylum Seeker Guilty of Murdering and Chopping Up Woman

An illegal alien who passed through Turkey, Greece, Germany, and France before reaching England in the back of a lorry has been convicted of murdering and dismembering Lorraine Cox in Exeter, Devon.

24-year-old Azam Mangori, an Iraqi Kurd who gave his name as ‘Christopher Mayer’ on arrival in Britain, was found to have murdered 32-year-old Lorraine Cox in his flat above a kebab shop and kept her body there for a week before chopping her into seven pieces which he buried in the woods.

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

Activision Uses Copyright Claims to Stop Reporters Covering Leaks

DMCA notices, often referred to as copyright complaints or notices, are increasingly being used by corporations to try and suppress leaks online.

Call of Duty: Warzone, just before getting the much-awaited map change, has suffered a leak as a clipping from a yet-to-release video advert of the map change. The clip has started circulating online.

Apparently, the map was set to release in a live event on 22nd April, wherein current-day Verdansk is blown up with nuclear warheads.

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

Leaked Doc Shows What Amazon Ambassadors Are Banned From Saying on Social Media

A leaked Amazon document has brought some shocking revelations with regard to how the company’s employees who sign up for the Fulfilment Center Ambassador program must behave on social media platforms, including what to say and what not to.

See the leaked document here.

The Big Tech giant built an army on Twitter to defend the company online. It is worth noting that tweets from many of these Amazon warehouse workers, or better yet, FCAs, seem strangely robotic in nature, yet many people have also been creating them as a joke.

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

Local Authorities Around the World Have Their Eye on Implementing Digital IDs

Countries and companies around the world are stepping up efforts to introduce digital IDs.

The main concerns around such projects are people’s privacy and security, as a digital identity is made up of information such as a person’s name, date of birth, social security number, their electronic transactions, medical history, etc., that are linked to identifiers like email addresses and domain names.

According to a World Economic Forum editorial penned by Deloitte’s cyber risk director Colin Soutar a lot of work has already been invested in creating trust between countries to help the travel industry, as well as in reaching an agreement on a “neutral expression to support face biometric checks.”

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

The Equality Act is the Most Unequal Act Ever

Recently, leftist Illinois Senator Dick Durbin who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee started deliberations on the Equality Act. The Equality Act as it is, literally threatens our religious liberty, the safety of women, boys and girls, and the unborn. Despite those realities, the main focus of the start of debates was a propaganda video that chronicled, in my opinion, exaggerated the struggles of those choosing to participate in the LGBTQ lifestyle. The video harped upon the supposed need of special legislation to end so-called injustice against LGBTQ people. I find that both hilarious and maddening, because LGBTQ people have special rights all to themselves. In fact, like their Antifa and Black Lives Matter foot soldier allies of destruction, they are allowed to attack others who do not have the hots for their lifestyle. But if those they molest, dare to retaliate, then there is hell to pay for daring to fight back.

Unfortunately, the equality Act passed the liberal house on February 25th. Democrats vote dunanimously for the measure and were joined by three liberal/rino Republicans. God help us, if it passes the Senate and is signed into law. Among the many horrors, it will force females to allow men into their shelters and bathrooms. Also, boys and men to weak to compete with their stronger male contemporaries will be allowed to join and participate in girls and women’s sports. Christian charities will then be forced to hand children over to LGBTQ couples. At the same time, Christian couples would likely be banned from taking children from non-Christian organizations. Both Christian and Catholic hospitals could be compelled to perform abortions and sex changes, or shut down. Unfortunately, this madness is only the beginning of the deep dark goals enumerated in the so-called Equality Act.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

1Feed Puts Everything You’re Interested in Online Into One Place

The internet is full of noise and sometimes it’s hard to get the information that you want to stay up to date with directly, without having to wade through the noise of social media platforms. And sometimes, you want to stay up to date with Tweets, YouTube videos, podcasts or Reddit posts without having to create an account on these platforms.

1Feed is a brand new web app that gathers content from all your favorite sources and displays them in one feed. According to its website, “The internet is noisy,” so it helps by providing a “quiet place on the internet, where you can focus on the people and content you care about.”

1Feed works like traditional RSS feed readers, but supports other types of content, not merely RSS feeds.

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

8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/2/2021

  1. Rise of the Corporatocracy
    When out of touch rich white liberals think black folk too dumb to have ID
    https://torrancestephensphd.substack.com/p/rise-of-the-corporatocracy

    Leftists Assume Capitol Attacker Is White Trump Supporter – Turns Out to Be Black Supremacist
    https://nationalfile.com/leftists-assume-capitol-attacker-is-white-trump-supporter-turns-out-to-be-black-supremacist/

    Asian man sucker-punched in unprovoked Central Park attack https://nypost.com/2021/04/02/asian-man-sucker-punched-in-unprovoked-central-park-attack/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons

  2. noah green, what do we know about him/it/they/whatever? noah was of the black race, noah was of the nation of islam cult, noah was driving a car. To put it in the blm/antifa vernacular, noah green was driving while black/and a moslem. noah green was shot and killed by the police, for simply driving while a black (man?)/ a moslem. There you MSM you got your narrative, now go with it.

  3. Someone got knify with it in the Mordor sulfur swamp district of cesspool?
    There is a sound of crickets from the enemedia (CCP) agitprop comrades.
    Aren’t there some fierce top notch elite military units there to protect the New Man utopia builders?
    Meanwhile over in Ukraine this just in from KBG Vlad-We must move quickly.
    What you got Xi Obiden what you gonna be, how about this one World War Three!
    Now the excitement really begins as the high heeled diversity queen brigades go up against Ivan!
    Get your popcorn, a cold drink and enjoy the show! This will end well.
    Yeee haww!

  4. An exorcism of the contagion that invaded their Church.

    Top marks to this Polish Church head, a hero – telling #Canada ‘Nazi Gestapo’ police where they can go. This is how it should be done everywhere, call them what they are:
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1378478302998958090
    2 mins 20 secs.

    When the police were called out, by just what laws were applicable, or NOT.
    So the police were moved on. 🙂
    So this is the time of “hope” 🙂

    • I watched the video, simpleton1. Some thoughts:

      I absolutely admired the courage of the preacher(?) facing down the cops, though I found his references to Passover odd; it more or less coincided with Easter this year, but doesn’t always.

      The viewpoint showed only the back few pews of the church, which were sparsely occupied. A more general view would have shown whether the congregants were observing social distancing, wearing masks (sorry!) and generally comporting themselves in what the authorities, rightly or wrongly, would have considered a responsible manner. No need to be deliberately provocative, but if Christians, or people of other faiths, or none, decide to gather indoors, and take any risks this entails, this would be fine if only they were involved, but in practice they are almost certainly going to mingle with the general population afterwards. There were good reasons why “Typhoid Mary”, in the c19th, had to be detained and isolated.

  5. Thanks Mark H.
    I too wondered what weekend, but the night of the pass-over was the night of the last supper.

    Not sure of the locale or the laws that would apply there.

    The filming would have been the heat of the moment, the police were there, and with no warrant, so that was the focus.
    Compliance, but I think all churches were not to be open for service.
    Funny how people can crowd in on a bus, plane or train, the proviso to be wearing a mask.

    Typhoid Mary became proven.
    How proven are these vaccines? Stopping one catching Covid? Stopping one transmitting it? and how faraway is the need for a top up vax.
    All on experimental, emergency basis.

    Right now I can understand, that some caution, as we look at just what is scientifically proven, and so many things like the tests, the spin cycles, while so many things are claimed when not factually true, or other doubts are omitted, then inferred as factual.

    In New Zealand a plan was all prepared back in 2017 in the event of a pandemic.
    The government never started on that plan, when they should have, so it went into knee jerks, reactions, that helped feed into their political agenda, and so won the election in 2020 as having saved 80,000 lives, trading lock downs to 26 deaths and daily political podium explanations and savior memes.

    It is surprising that NZ has an average of about 6 people a day in monitored isolated quarantine turn up positive.
    However very very rare to be hospitalized, and seem to be no deaths.

    The quarantine, leakages, like to staff, slowly tightened up over nearly a year.
    Still one can not easily come to NZ as cost of quarantine, and if you can get a booking for an monitored isolating hotel for a fortnight.

    “Part 2”
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1378443966975258624
    2 mins 20 secs.
    Now outside the “church” and looking at what seems to be a line of police cars parked on the street.?
    A sort of a rant, but still, in many other places around the world, the police seem to pick & choose what laws will be applied.

    Like BLM protests, or other celebrations, then any other freedom protest is stopped and ruthlessly put down.

    The real issue now, is will the rest of the general public support & take up his challenge.
    Will the police come back? with warrants?

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