Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/5/2021

The “Conservative” government of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering mandating twice-weekly COVID tests for all citizens in an effort to stop new outbreaks of the disease. Meanwhile, police raided illegal lockdown-violating parties and raves in Scotland, England, and Spain.

In other news, a group called “White Lies Matter” stole a statue from a Confederate cemetery in Alabama and said they would destroy it if the ransom demanded is not paid.

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

Thanks to Fjordman, JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, Swenglish Rantings, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» France Cuts GDP Growth Predictions as it Begins Third Coronavirus Lockdown
 
USA
» “Fact-Checking Festival” With Stelter and Fauci is the $100 VIP Experience You Didn’t Know You Were Missing
» “The City Council Are Raging Idiots — Ignore Actual Facts on Crime and Policing in Favor of Radical Leftist Fantasy” — Portland Police Go Off in Exit Interviews
» “We’re So Stupid Following Our Politicians” — Charles Barkley Unleashes One Minute of Truth on America
» CBS Slammed for Slandering, Deceptively Editing “60 Minutes” Piece on Ron DeSantis
» COVID Vaccines: Dead Must be Autopsied
» DC Carjack Killers May be Back on the Streets Within Years
» Family Kicked Off Spirit Airlines Flight Because Their 2-Year-Old Child Who Was Eating, Wasn’t Wearing a Mask *Updated* (Video)
» Free Speech Threatened by Censorship Extremists
» Hunter Biden Admits He Used to Smoke Parmesan Cheese Because it Resembled Crack
» Hunter Biden Says He is Unsure if Laptop at Delaware Repair Shop is His
» Majority of Americans Reject Democrats’ “Election Integrity” Outrage, Support Voter IDs
» McConnell Slams “Outrage Industrial Complex” As Corporations Behave Like “Woke Parallel Government”
» Michigan’s Soros-Connected Secretary of State Refuses to Testify Before Michigan Senate on the State’s Election Audit Process
» NASA Mars Lander Detects Puzzling “Rumblings” From Within the Planet’s Core
» Poll Finds Almost Half of Americans Want Vaccine Passports
» Portland Rioter Indicted on Multiple Attempted Murder Charges After Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Police
» Prosecutors Ask Jurors to Dismiss George Floyd Autopsy Findings
» Radical Leftist Group Steals Confederate Statue From Alabama Cemetery — Demands Ransom or Statue Will be Destroyed
» Sen. Warnock Says Easter is “More Transcendent” Than Christ, People Can Save Themselves Through “Helping Others”
» Sen. Chuck Schumer Invites MLB to Host All-Star Game in New York Despite More Restrictive Voter Laws Than Georgia
» Supreme Court Justice Thomas Suggests Facebook, Twitter Could be Regulated Like Utilities
» Teenage Girls Who Murdered Uber Eats Driver During Carjacking Reportedly Getting Plea Deal
» Texas Coronavirus Cases Remain at New Lows 3 Weeks After Lockdown Mandates Lifted
» The Oldest Trick in the Book
» The President’s Son Admits He’s Working for the Chinese Communist Party
» The Smartest Guy Joe Biden Knows: Hunter Biden Says He Smoked Parmesan Cheese, Mistaking it for Crack (Video)
» Tim Cook From Apple Condemns Voter ID Law in Georgia — Forgets it Takes a Valid ID to Get an Apple Card
» World Shocked by SPARS 2025-2028 Document
 
Canada
» Statement: Police Defend Decision to ‘Intimidate’ Polish Pastor Who Called Them ‘Gestapo Nazis’, Demanded They ‘Get Out’
» YouTube Demonetizes Rebel News
 
Europe and the EU
» Boris Govt Eyes Twice-Weekly COVID Tests for All Britons to Stop New Outbreaks
» Ethnic Minorities Must “Help Themselves”, British Report Suggests
» Finnish Minister Says Sexist Online Comments About Female Politicians is a “Threat to Democracy”
» France: Police Arrest 5 Women Suspected of Planning ‘Violent’ Attack Against Church
» French Elite Caught Violating Lockdown Rules by Attending Secret Restaurants
» French Senate Votes for Power to Dissolve Associations Holding Segregated Meetings
» Google’s Parent Company Alphabet Inc Donates €25 Million to Throttle Free Speech in Europe
» Hundreds of Tourists Turned Back From German State Over COVID Restrictions
» Irish Bishops Protest Government Ban on Public Worship
» Paleopharmaceuticals From Baltic Amber Might Fight Drug-Resistant Infections
» Poland’s Kaczynski Hopes the Pandemic Will be Over in a Few Months
» Spain Passes Law Mandating Face Masks Even While Swimming in the Sea
» Spain: 181 People Caught in Two Illegal Parties in Murcia City
» Spain: An Illegal Party is Dismantled at Dawn in a Local in La Latina
» Sweden Democrats and Alterative Media Listed Among Right-Wing Extremist Terrorist Threats
» Sweden: Lethal Violence in 2020 at Highest Level Ever; Number of Reported Rapes Rises Considerably
» UK Government Has Planned for Vaccine Passports All Along
» UK Lawmakers Consider Banning End-to-End Encryption But Use it Themselves to Avoid Transparency
» UK: ‘I Was the Only Black Kid in the Pool’: Why Swimming is So White
» UK: ‘Soviet Indoctrination’ — Teach ‘White Privilege’ To Toddlers, Unions Demand
» UK: Broadcaster Wants Cut of Facebook and Google Ad Revenue When News Clips Are Shared Online
» UK: Boris Johnson Confirms Pubs Reopening April 12th, Talks Down Corona Passports
» UK: COVID-19: ‘Hundreds’ Found and Several Arrested at Illegal Raves in Essex, Edinburgh and Kent Over Easter Bank Holiday
» UK: Police Break Up Illegal Rave in Herefordshire
» UK: Police Shut Down Illegal Raves Across the Country as Party Goers Break Coronavirus Rules
» UK: Surprise at Large Police Presence as Officers Raid Illegal House Party
» Vaccine Passports Would be State Reaching Too Far Into Britons’ Lives, Warns Senior Tory MP
 
Middle East
» Dubai Police Arrest Group Over Nude Balcony Shoot
 
Russia
» As Russian Tanks Move Toward Ukraine, The Globe Braces for the Possibility That World War 3 Could Soon Erupt
» Russia’s Putin Signs Law Allowing Him to Serve 2 More Terms as President
 
South Asia
» Hindu Mahasabha Leader Raunak Thakur Attacked by Jihadi Cow Smugglers Near Agra
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘We’ve Succumbed to This Moral Atrocity of Wokeness’: Sam Newman Hits Back After One of His Upcoming Live Shows is Cancelled
 
Immigration
» Hundreds of Migrants Attempt English Channel Crossing
» More Than 170,000 Migrants Taken Into Custody at Southwest Border in March
» People Smugglers Are Using Facebook to Promote ‘100% Safe’ Journeys Across the US Border: One Warns Children Can Only Enter America if They’re Unaccompanied
» UK: Rape Gang Member Walking Streets of Rochdale Six Years After He Was Supposed to be Deported
 
Culture Wars
» Free Speech Friendly and Privacy-Focused Social Networks
» GOP Arkansas Governor Vetoes Bill Which Bans Gender Transition Procedures for Minors
» News Outlet Hit With Copyright Notice for Simply Reporting on the Mandalorian Piracy
» Rachel Levine: Transgender Drugs, Surgeries for Minors ‘Health Equity Issue’
» The “Mind Viruses” Creating Social Justice Warriors
 

France Cuts GDP Growth Predictions as it Begins Third Coronavirus Lockdown

France has cut its forecast on economic growth as the nation begins a new four-week lockdown.

The new GDP growth forecast is down to 5% from 6%. In 2020, France had an 8.1% economic contraction as a result of similar lockdowns.

As part of the lockdown — which began Saturday — the European country will impose a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, close schools, and shutter 150,000 stores.

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

“Fact-Checking Festival” With Stelter and Fauci is the $100 VIP Experience You Didn’t Know You Were Missing

Those in need of a little levity in their news during these trying times, might find it in the announcement of something called “United Facts of America — A Festival of Fact-Checking” — an upcoming online event that will feature none other than CNN’s Brian Stelter.

Stelter will be joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci as one of the guests of the four-day “festival,” — but not only that. Tickets sell for $25-50, while the “VIP experience” will cost you $100 — and it includes a private virtual happy hour with Stelter.

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

“The City Council Are Raging Idiots — Ignore Actual Facts on Crime and Policing in Favor of Radical Leftist Fantasy” — Portland Police Go Off in Exit Interviews

The City of Portland, Oregon has lost 115 police officers since July 2020. 74 retired and 41 resigned.

The situation for police officers in Portland is so bad that nearby Spokane, Washington is advertising for cops in Portland in a very public billboard campaign.

And police officers are roasting city officials in their exit interviews.

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

“We’re So Stupid Following Our Politicians” — Charles Barkley Unleashes One Minute of Truth on America

Forget Orwell’s “Two Minutes Hate.” NBA legend Charles Barkley unleashed ‘One Minute Truth’ on NCAA-Final-Four-watchers last night, telling viewers that:

“I truly believe in my heart most white people and black people are awesome people, but we’re so stupid following our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats.”

Charles Barkley said that politicians want black people and white people to hate each other so they can “keep their grasp of money and power.”

Barkley was responding to a feature that detailed how on April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy broke the news about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to a crowd in Indianapolis, urging people to seek compassion and justice rather than anger and revenge, saying the vast majority of Americans, both black and white, want to live in peace with each other.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CBS Slammed for Slandering, Deceptively Editing “60 Minutes” Piece on Ron DeSantis

CBS was strongly criticized by a number of political commentators and public figures following a Sunday “60 Minutes” piece that deceptively portrayed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a negative light.

The criticism came from an edited clip where reporter Sharyn Alfonsi asked DeSantis about his relationship with grocery store chain Publix, which donated $100,000 to his campaign and was also a key helper in vaccine distribution efforts.

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

COVID Vaccines: Dead Must be Autopsied

This is my latest snail mail letter to the committees below. We need tens of thousands of Americans in all 50 states to do the same. Just tailor the letter to the appropriate committee in your state legislature. Copy & paste into your word processor; add or shorten if you feel appropriate. If you can, attach a signature page: “We the undersigned respectfully request your committees begin investigations”. If a committee member gets a letter with 75 or 300 signatures it makes a huge difference.

When your state reps and senators on those committees get thousands of snail mail letters, they will feel the heat. Emails will get you a canned response. This country was brought to its knees literally in a matter of a few weeks. My God, the lives of tens of millions of Americans were destroyed and still being herded like cattle.

The fear factor is still strong out there because of the biased media and the obscene censorship by Google, Facebook, Twitter and others. I don’t know about you but I’m sick of hearing about COVID, alleged mutations (which is scientifically the wrong word) and how we must all remain on our knees.

If we do nothing, nothing will get done and the evil doers will win. They will continue beating scared Americans into the ground. The push for so-called “vaccine passports” reeks of Nazi Germany. Florida Governor DeSantis signed a bill into law on April 2, 2021: There will be no “vaccine passports” in his state either government or private sector.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

DC Carjack Killers May be Back on the Streets Within Years

The two teenage girls who were charged with murder after the brutal carjack killing of a Pakistani Uber Eats driver may be back on the streets within years after reportedly securing a plea deal.

The shocking incident which occurred last month was caught on camera but received little media attention amidst a media narrative about “white supremacy” posing the biggest threat to Asians.

Mohammad Anwar resisted efforts by the two African-American girls to steal his vehicle as the pair used a taser to try to subdue him.

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

Family Kicked Off Spirit Airlines Flight Because Their 2-Year-Old Child Who Was Eating, Wasn’t Wearing a Mask *Updated* (Video)

Spirit Airlines kicked a family off of a flight from Orlando to New York on Monday because their 2-year-old child was not wearing a mask… while she was eating.

The child was eating.

The flight attendant told the parents they weren’t complying with the mask policy and told them they had to pick up their belongings and deplane.

Other travelers sitting near the family defended them, but the flight attendant would not back down.

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

Free Speech Threatened by Censorship Extremists

Story at-a-glance:

  • A number of elected government officials are using their positions of power to pressure tech platforms into silencing voices of the opposition, or simply those whose speech they don’t agree with
  • In less than a year, we’ve gone from massively censoring COVID-19 treatment information, the origin of the virus and COVID-19 vaccine information, to censoring election disputes and conservative news networks, to now calling for the censoring of climate information
  • Censorship will continue to expand until all bases of human thought are covered. Our speech is the expression of our thoughts. To end free speech is to end the individual, which is the totalitarian end-game
  • Twelve state attorneys general, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration — which recently warned me to stop writing about vitamin D for COVID-19 prevention — and elected officials in Congress who are calling for censorship are all breaking the law
  • According to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press …”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hunter Biden Admits He Used to Smoke Parmesan Cheese Because it Resembled Crack

Hunter Biden admitted that when he was addicted to crack cocaine, he smoked parmesan cheese because it resembled the drug. The president’s son recalled in an interview with CBS News how he would search through carpeting trying to find traces of the drug, and would sometimes come up with cheese instead.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Hunter Biden Says He is Unsure if Laptop at Delaware Repair Shop is His

Hunter Biden said during an interview that he is unsure if he dropped off his laptop at a Delaware repair shop in 2019.

Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, said during an interview on CBS’s “Sunday Morning” that the laptop could have been hacked by Russian operatives or stolen.

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

Majority of Americans Reject Democrats’ “Election Integrity” Outrage, Support Voter IDs

Earlier today, Mitch McConnell blasted the “Outrage Industrial Complex” over the lemming-like response to Georgia’s voting integrity reforms.

“Our private sector must stop taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex,” McConnell added. “Americans do not need or want big business to amplify disinformation or react to every manufactured controversy with frantic left-wing signaling.”

It turns out McConnell is right and in fact, a new AP-NORC poll released Friday shows an overwhelming amount of American support requiring identification to vote.

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

McConnell Slams “Outrage Industrial Complex” As Corporations Behave Like “Woke Parallel Government”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday warned of “serious consequences” if corporations continue to use their economic power to support ‘far-left causes,’ the latest being a lemming response to the new voting law in Georgia, according to Bloomberg.

“From election law to environmentalism to radical social agendas to the Second Amendment, parts of the private sector keep dabbling in behaving like a woke parallel government,” he said, adding “Corporations will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order.”

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

Michigan’s Soros-Connected Secretary of State Refuses to Testify Before Michigan Senate on the State’s Election Audit Process

Michigan’s Secretary of State is refusing to attend and testify in front of a Michigan Senate hearing regarding the state’s election audit process.

The Detroit Free Press reports:

A Republican senator is renewing requests for Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to testify before the Senate Oversight Committee, noting the Detroit Democrat has accepted other invitations at the national level.

Sen. Ed McBroom, the Vulcan Republican who chairs the Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Benson Monday after her staff informed him that she would not testify on the state’s election audit process at an April 20 hearing.

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

NASA Mars Lander Detects Puzzling “Rumblings” From Within the Planet’s Core

NASA’s “Insight” Mars lander has detected what has been described as mysterious rumblings” coming from the interior of the Red Planet.

Though nothing definitive has been determined, scientists believe that a sudden release of energy from the planet’s core may be causing seismic events that have been received by Insight.

Though the phrase “Marsquakes” has been popularized in scientific circles, it is not believed that Earth’s nearest neighbor has the same kind of tectonic plate surface, making the origin of the rumblings all the more curious.

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

Poll Finds Almost Half of Americans Want Vaccine Passports

A Rasmussen poll has revealed that almost half of Americans support the introduction of vaccine passports in order to get “back to normal.”

The findings were released over the Easter period, and noted that 44% of Americans said that a government run system requiring proof of vaccination is a “good idea.”

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

Portland Rioter Indicted on Multiple Attempted Murder Charges After Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Police

If you can believe it, Multnomah County’s pro-antifa District Attorney, Mike Schmidt, has actually decided to do his job. Though Schmidt has dismissed most of the charges against the rioters over the last year, a grand jury has returned a 28-count indictment against Malik Fard Muhammed for his role in multiple riots last fall.

This *PEACEFUL PROTESTER* is charged with multiple counts of attempted murder and possession of weapons and destructive devices. Muhammed is accused of throwing multiple Molotov Cocktails at police, among other things.

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

Prosecutors Ask Jurors to Dismiss George Floyd Autopsy Findings

Authored by Jonathan Turley

I previously wrote that the key to conviction in the Derek Chauvin trial (and avoiding a cascading failure in all four cases) is the autopsy findings and the role of drugs (including fentanyl) in the body of George Floyd.

Prosecutors are now asking the jury to effectively dismiss the findings of the only official autopsy in the case and insist, contrary to those findings, that Floyd died from asphyxia, or, lack of oxygen. Some new disclosures may make that claim more difficult for the prosecution.

Last week, special prosecutor Jerry Blackwell admitted to jurors that Hennepin County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker pointed to cardiac arrest as Floyd’s cause of death. However, he insisted that the state would prove that “was … not a fatal heart event,” but asphyxiation.

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

Radical Leftist Group Steals Confederate Statue From Alabama Cemetery — Demands Ransom or Statue Will be Destroyed

The far-left group White Lies Matter stole a statue out of an Alabama cemetery this weekend. They then sent out a ransom note to the Daughters of the Confederacy. These criminals believe their cause is just and so their violence is just.

They sent out a statement on Monday morning.

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

Sen. Warnock Says Easter is “More Transcendent” Than Christ, People Can Save Themselves Through “Helping Others”

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), an ordained minister, said on Easter Sunday that the holiday is “more transcendent” than Jesus Christ and that people can save themselves through “helping others.”

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

Sen. Chuck Schumer Invites MLB to Host All-Star Game in New York Despite More Restrictive Voter Laws Than Georgia

After Major League Baseball (MLB) announced the decision to move their annual All-Star Game from the state of Georgia in protest of its new voter integrity law, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) invited the league to host the event in New York.

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

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Suggests Facebook, Twitter Could be Regulated Like Utilities

Authored by Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appeared to signal that Big Tech firms could be regulated after Facebook and Twitter suspended President Donald Trump earlier this year.

Thomas, considered a conservative on the high court, made the point during a 12-page submission as the Supreme Court issued an order that rejected a lawsuit over Trump’s blocking of certain Twitter users from commenting on his posts before his account was taken down. The Supreme Court said the lawsuit ultimately should be dismissed as Trump isn’t in office anymore and was blocked from using Twitter, coming after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled against Trump.

“Today’s digital platforms provide avenues for historically unprecedented amounts of speech, including speech by government actors. Also unprecedented, however, is control of so much speech in the hands of a few private parties,” Thomas wrote Monday (pdf).

“We will soon have no choice but to address how our legal doctrines apply to highly concentrated, privately owned information infrastructure such as digital platforms.”

Thomas also noted there are arguments suggesting digital platforms such as Twitter or Facebook “are sufficiently akin to common carriers or places of accommodation to be regulated in this manner.”

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

Teenage Girls Who Murdered Uber Eats Driver During Carjacking Reportedly Getting Plea Deal

The 13-year-old and 15-year-old girls who murdered an Uber Eats driver during a carjacking in D.C. are reportedly getting a plea deal.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Texas Coronavirus Cases Remain at New Lows 3 Weeks After Lockdown Mandates Lifted

Texas continues to have low numbers of new COVID-19 cases after government restrictions lifted more than three weeks ago.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott celebrated the news and noted that hospitalizations have dropped to a six-month low. The governor also let residents know that everyone now qualifies for a shot and that the state has one million doses available, but emphasized that immunization is voluntary.

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

The Oldest Trick in the Book

By Gene Van Shaar

It’s the oldest trick in the book: Give something evil a nice-sounding name, identify it as being something fair and good, and repeat it over and over. That is exactly what is happening on a massive scale in our country right now. Gullible believers are being told that deception, theft, and violence are justified in serving a noble cause.

There you have it—Marxist hate magically becomes Social Justice and being a Social Justice Warrior (SJW) is a wonderful thing. In this deceptive paradigm, leftist thugs of all kinds, including Antifa and BLM, are to be admired and supported.

           — Hat tip: Swenglish Rantings [Return to headlines]
 

The President’s Son Admits He’s Working for the Chinese Communist Party

This week the infamous son of illegitimate President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, admitted evidence showing he works for the Chinese Communist Party was accurate. Hunter left his laptop at a computer store while on a drug binge and never picked it up. Later it was turned over to the FBI, who did nothing with it. The New York Post finally published the information a year later.

The big reveal came during an interview on CBS Sunday Morning. When asked if the Laptop from Hell was his, Hunter essentially admitted it, but declared it was ‘stolen’…wait for it…by the Russians.

“Certainly, there could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. It could be that I was hacked, it could be that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me.”

Notice he does not say the laptop, with damning evidence of corruption, is not his.

Below is the transcript of an audio tape of Hunter speaking, found on the Laptop from Hell.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Smartest Guy Joe Biden Knows: Hunter Biden Says He Smoked Parmesan Cheese, Mistaking it for Crack (Video)

This is the smartest guy Joe Biden knows.

Joe Biden’s deviant spawn Hunter sat down for an interview with CBS Sunday Morning host Tracy Smith to promote his ‘memoir’ Beautiful Things.

“I spent more time on my hands and knees picking through rugs, smoking anything that remotely resembled crack cocaine — I probably smoked more parmesan cheese than anyone that you know, Tracy,” Hunter said.

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

Tim Cook From Apple Condemns Voter ID Law in Georgia — Forgets it Takes a Valid ID to Get an Apple Card

Leftist Tim Cook condemned the new voter ID law in Georgia.

Cook joins fellow leftists in condemning the thought of forcing a person to show an ID when the cast a vote in America.

WTH?

Tim Cook must have forgotten it takes a valid driver’s license or a State ID to apply for an Apple Card or for Apple cash.

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

World Shocked by SPARS 2025-2028 Document

Here is a link to the SPARS Pandemic document. http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/Center-projects/completed-project s/spars-pandemic-scenario.html

A 2017 Johns Hopkins document details plans for Big Pharma global domination. “This document is the holy grail. The key to defeating the globalist.” — Alex Jones

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Statement: Police Defend Decision to ‘Intimidate’ Polish Pastor Who Called Them ‘Gestapo Nazis’, Demanded They ‘Get Out’

Calgary police were recorded on video as they stormed into a church run by a Polish immigrant to Canada, who promptly and forcefully demanded they leave the premises and ordered them not to return unless they obtained a warrant. Today they released a statement acknowledging and excusing their presence at the church…

As National File reported, Pawlowski, who immigrated to Canada from “Knurów, Poland, angrily forced police officers out of his church when they came to “intimidate” him and his congregants into calling off their Passover service.”

“Can you imagine those psychopaths? Passover? The holiest Christian festival in a year, and they’re coming to intimidate Christians during the holiest festival? Unbelievable. What is wrong with those sick psychopaths? It’s beyond me,” said Pawlowski. On Facebook, he wrote,”Police came to disrupt Church gathering! Gestapo came again to intimidate the Church parishioners during the Passover Celebration!!! Unbelievable.”

Since Pawlowski posted the video to Facebook, it went viral across social media as it outraged Christians and was viewed millions of times.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

YouTube Demonetizes Rebel News

Rebel News, a news outlet founded by Canadian writer Ezra Levant, has been demonetized by YouTube. Levant claims Rebel News channel was suspended from the ad program for criticizing the lockdown.

“YouTube has come for Rebel News,” Levant said when breaking the news of the demonetization. “They’re completely cancelling all remaining ads on our channel, even from advertisers who specifically request our channel.”

“Worse, they’re banning our 1.45 million YouTube subscribers from voluntarily paying us through what are called livestream SuperChats,” he added.

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

Boris Govt Eyes Twice-Weekly COVID Tests for All Britons to Stop New Outbreaks

LONDON (AP) — All adults and children in England will be able to have routine coronavirus tests twice a week as a way to stamp out new outbreaks, the British government said Monday as it prepared to announce the next steps in lifting the nation’s months-long lockdown.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said regularly testing people who don’t have COVID-19 symptoms would help “stop outbreaks in their tracks, so we can get back to seeing the people we love and doing the things we enjoy.”

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

Ethnic Minorities Must “Help Themselves”, British Report Suggests

A recently published report commissioned by the British government had called for the country’s ethnic minorities to take an active part in looking after their own communities, rather than waiting for the government or public services to find solutions to problems that they are experiencing. Despite the wide-ranging, evidence-based research effort, the study conducted by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) has caused considerable controversy among Britain’s race-relations industry opinion-makers.

The study found that family values, religion, class, and economic circumstances have far “more significant impact on life chances than the existence of racism”. Dr. Tony Sewell, who led the creation of the report, had summarized his findings, writing, “put simply we no longer see a Britain where the system is deliberately rigged against ethnic minorities. The impediments and disparities do exist, they are varied, and ironically very few of them are directly to do with racism. Too often ‘racism’ is the catch-all explanation, and can be simply implicitly accepted rather than explicitly examined.”

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

Finnish Minister Says Sexist Online Comments About Female Politicians is a “Threat to Democracy”

Some democracies these days seem to perceive themselves as fragile to the point that the use of sexist comments on social media directed at politicians represents a “threat” to democracy.

That’s the claim made by Finnish Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo, whose comment about this particular threat came after NATO produced a report about the number of what are understood to be sexist and misogynistic remarks made on social media about Finland’s cabinet, dominated by millennial women.

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

France: Police Arrest 5 Women Suspected of Planning ‘Violent’ Attack Against Church

The arrests were made in Béziers in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning by DGSI

Five women, one of whom is suspected of planning to commit violence, were arrested in the south of France, according to local media reports on Sunday.

Police have also opened a preliminary terrorism investigation into the matter.

The arrests were made in Béziers in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning by the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) after learning of the supposed plot by the female suspects.

A judicial source told French media that only one of the women detained is suspected of wanting to carry out the violent plot.

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

French Elite Caught Violating Lockdown Rules by Attending Secret Restaurants

Even as Parisians continue to struggle under lockdown, members of the French elite, potentially including government ministers, have been caught attending rulebreaking secret restaurants in the French capital.

French TV channel M6 aired secretly recorded footage of clandestine dinners taking place at an “underground restaurant located in a beautiful part” of Paris.

The clip shows guests at the restaurant without masks openly kissing each other and violating social distancing rules. There also appears to be no restrictions on the number of guests allowed.

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

French Senate Votes for Power to Dissolve Associations Holding Segregated Meetings

The French Senate has passed a bill that would authorise the dissolution of associations that hold meetings that exclude people from attending based on their race, ethnicity, sex, or religion.

The new powers were introduced as an amendment to a bill to counter separatism put forward by centre-right Les Républicains (The Republicans) Senator Stéphane Le Rudulier.

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

Google’s Parent Company Alphabet Inc Donates €25 Million to Throttle Free Speech in Europe

The parent company of the increasingly powerful Silicon Valley tech giant, Alphabet Incorporated, announced earlier this week on Wednesday that it will donate €25 million to the newly established European Media and Information Fund, an organization which claims to support “media literacy” and combat so-called “fake news”.

Since 2016, a year which saw the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump elected to the presidency of the United States, many of those on the left are looking to secure their near monopoly on the distribution of information on the web, calling for more regulations on free speech

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Hundreds of Tourists Turned Back From German State Over COVID Restrictions

Hundreds of people visiting the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania over the Easter holiday weekend have been asked to leave by authorities after they failed to present a valid reason for their stay, police said on Saturday.

The northern state, known for its Baltic Sea coastline, is a popular tourist destination, particularly among day-trippers.

A total of 343 people in 189 vehicles were expelled from the state on Good Friday, and 193 people were asked to leave on Saturday after officers checked 91 vehicles in Neubrandenburg in Mecklenburg’s lake district, the police said.

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Irish Bishops Protest Government Ban on Public Worship

The Irish bishops have sharply criticized the government for continuing to ban public worship, insisting that leaders fail to grasp the importance of religion for the people.

Ireland has distinguished itself for the harshest suppression of religious practice in all Europe, with months of lockdown and no Masses. Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns attributed the harsh restrictions to an “unwillingness or inability in Ireland to appreciate the value of religion or spirituality” during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Paleopharmaceuticals From Baltic Amber Might Fight Drug-Resistant Infections

For centuries, people in Baltic nations have used ancient amber for medicinal purposes. Even today, infants are given amber necklaces that they chew to relieve teething pain, and people put pulverized amber in elixirs and ointments for its purported anti-inflammatory and anti-infective properties. Now, scientists have pinpointed compounds that help explain Baltic amber’s therapeutic effects and that could lead to new medicines to combat antibiotic-resistant infections.

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Poland’s Kaczynski Hopes the Pandemic Will be Over in a Few Months

Jaroslaw Kaczynski hopes that the pandemic will be over in a few months and that following the epidemic, there will be initiation of “a period of not only reconstruction, but of a return to the pace of improvement of the situation in Poland which we achieved prior to the pandemic’s outbreak.”

“During this whole tragedy we showed strength and this strength should serve us further,” he added in an interview for conservative television Telewizja Republika aired on Easter Sunday.

When it comes to the purchase of vaccines, Kaczynski believes that the EU had embarrassed itself.

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Spain Passes Law Mandating Face Masks Even While Swimming in the Sea

Spain has passed a new law forcing people to wear face masks everywhere outside and even while swimming in the sea.

Yes, really.

The legislation, which came into effect on Wednesday, mandates face coverings for children as young as six, with refusniks facing fines of EUR100 euros.

The only exemption to the rule is adults playing sports outside, but people tanning outside or swimming in a pool or the ocean are still required to cover up.

“This will apply to people who are sunbathing or even swimming in the sea,” confirms the London Evening Standard.

The utter stupidity and real danger of having to wear a face mask while swimming in the sea goes without saying.

Having to wear a face covering while placing yourself in a situation where you have a heightened risk of encountering breathing difficulties is totally insane.

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Spain: 181 People Caught in Two Illegal Parties in Murcia City

63 people were found in one venue and 118 in another

In spite of all the requests for the public to act responsibly and play their part in preventing the further spread of coronavirus until the vaccination roll-out can be extended, police had a busy week-end in Murcia preventing illegal parties.

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Spain: An Illegal Party is Dismantled at Dawn in a Local in La Latina

For yet another weekend, Madrid has hosted different illegal parties in which the forces of order had to intervene to enforce the restriction measures in the face of the pandemic. This time the images taken during an intervention of the Municipal Police of Madrid have come to light in which the agents dismantled an illegal party, in the middle of the morning, in a place in the La Latina neighborhood.

The municipal authorities verified that the establishment was open at 1.45 am, on 24 Juanelo Street. The person in charge of the premises did not present the activity license, nor the compulsory insurance policy, as well as the different corresponding certificates. Twenty-one people who were at the clandestine party were also denounced for non-compliance with health and security measures.

On the other hand, this was not the only infraction detected in the district of La Latina this weekend. The agents carried out an inspection in another premises with 121 people inside, of which 60 were denounced for not wearing a mask, and found that dancing and tables with more than 4 people were allowed, among other infractions, for which the establishment was evicted and sealed.

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Sweden Democrats and Alterative Media Listed Among Right-Wing Extremist Terrorist Threats

Every year, the Swedish National Center for Terrorist Threat Assessment (NCT), a government agency, releases a report assessing threats from extremist groups of various kinds. What is new this year is that right-wing parties and alternative media outlets have been labeled as terrorist threats nearly on the same level as radical Muslim groups.

The NCT was able to make these additions after it broadened the definiti9on of right-wing extremism, which, according to the government, now also includes a number of alternative media outlets and the Sweden Democrats.

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Sweden: Lethal Violence in 2020 at Highest Level Ever; Number of Reported Rapes Rises Considerably

Sweden in 2020 saw more lethal violence — attempted murders, murders, underage murders, and fatal beatings — than any year since the Scandinavian country began recording such statistics in 2002.

According to new figures from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, 124 confirmed cases of fatal violence occurred in 2020, daily newspaper Aftonbladet, one of Sweden’s largest and longest-running newspapers, reported.

The 124 cases of lethal violence equaled an increase of 13 cases compared to 2019, as per figurespublished on Tuesday by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention. Additionally, 2020 saw 224,000 crimes solved in person, an increase of 6 percent from the previous year.

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UK Government Has Planned for Vaccine Passports All Along

Despite consistently denying it, the UK government has planned for the rollout of vaccine passports all along, prompting charges that the “Covid passes are shrouded in government cover ups, lies and shady contracts.”

Privacy Watchdog Big Brother Watch points to an article in the London Guardian today that details how the vaccine passport system was in advanced stages back in December at the same time as ministers were telling the public there were no plans for them.

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UK Lawmakers Consider Banning End-to-End Encryption But Use it Themselves to Avoid Transparency

End-to-end encryption is once again under attack by authorities, this time in the UK and, once again, the idea is to undermine this fundamental feature of internet security by forcing tech companies to install backdoors in their apps and services.

UK’s Home Office wants to force Facebook to undermine the security of its products — Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram chat — in order to allow both police and spy agencies access to conversations they wish to see.

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UK: ‘I Was the Only Black Kid in the Pool’: Why Swimming is So White

According to Swim England, the sport’s governing body, 95% of black adults and 80% of black children in England do not swim, and only 2% of regular swimmers are black.

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UK: ‘Soviet Indoctrination’ — Teach ‘White Privilege’ To Toddlers, Unions Demand

Lessons on so-called “white privilege” are needed to combat “racial prejudice” within children, according to new guidance drawn up by a group of education charities and unions.

The guidance came in the form of a 128-page paper entitled ‘Birth to 5 Matters from the Early Years Coalition’, which was developed over the past six months by representatives from the National Education Union (NEU), the National Day Nurseries Association, and the Association for Professional Development in Early Years.

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UK: Broadcaster Wants Cut of Facebook and Google Ad Revenue When News Clips Are Shared Online

UK’s Channel 4 TV wants the country’s regulators to force Google and Facebook to start taking a smaller cut of advertising revenues gained through the deals the tech giants have with broadcasters publishing content on their platforms.

Currently, this figure can go up to 45 percent thanks to the two corporations’ monopolistic status in the market, Channel 4 said in a submission sent to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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UK: Boris Johnson Confirms Pubs Reopening April 12th, Talks Down Corona Passports

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will personally visit a pub on the day they are legally permitted to reopen, in a public address which also saw him play down vaccine passports, a matter that has attracted considerable controversy in recent months.

Speaking from Downing Street’s new Whitehouse-style press conference room to deliver messages that had already been largely leaked to the press in the Sunday newspapers, Boris Johnson opened by striking a positive note. Congratulating the public, Mr Johnson said “our collective efforts” are “paying off”, allowing the government to vaccinate 31 million people.

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UK: COVID-19: ‘Hundreds’ Found and Several Arrested at Illegal Raves in Essex, Edinburgh and Kent Over Easter Bank Holiday

“Hundreds” of people have attended illegal lockdown raves across the UK so far this Bank Holiday weekend, police have said.

Around 100 people attended an unlicensed music event on a patch of empty land in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex on Saturday night.

Officers seized music equipment and are still looking for those who fled so they can be issued with COVID fines.

Meanwhile in Edinburgh, three people were arrested for anti-social behaviour and a serious assault after “hundreds” gathered at The Meadows in the city centre on Saturday.

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UK: Police Break Up Illegal Rave in Herefordshire

Police broke up revellers at an illegal rave in Dorstone, Herefordshire over the weekend.

According to the BBC, people travelled as far as from Cambridge, Portsmouth and London for the event that saw 150 people in attendance on Saturday (April 3).

West Mercia Police said it issued a Section 63 dispersal order under the Criminal Justice Public Order Act to break-up some of the ravers, who were still there early on Sunday morning (April 4).

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UK: Police Shut Down Illegal Raves Across the Country as Party Goers Break Coronavirus Rules

Police across the UK have clamped down on illegal gatherings over the Easter bank holiday weekend after the mild weather and a relaxations of lockdown saw a series of unlawful events take place.

Around 100 people attended an unlicensed music event on land in Stanford-le-Hope on Saturday night. A number of people fled the scene when Essex Police arrived and seized music equipment.

The force is now trying to identify party goers in order to issue them with fines for a breach of Covid-19 regulations.

Meanwhile, Kent Police thwarted an illegal rave that was planned to take place at Polhill in Sevenoaks on Saturday. The force said it received information that an event was being planned that evening and officers encountered large groups of people in the area.

Police stopped the event from being set up and seized music equipment, before moving people on from the site.

Superintendent Simon Thompson, from Kent Police, said: “We appreciate that lockdown has been tough for everyone and over the long bank holiday weekend peoplemay be tempted to attend these events, but I must be clear that Kent is not open for unlicensed music events.

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UK: Surprise at Large Police Presence as Officers Raid Illegal House Party

People have spoken of their shock after police closed down an illegal party in the west end of Lincoln.

Officers were called to a property in Allison Place late on Saturday, April 3.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting police officers and several people were given £200 Covid-19 fines.

Police said 13 people were in the house at the time.

One officer sustained a minor injury during an altercation and was taken to hospital to be assessed.

Resident Gill Jameson, 59, said she had assumed it was merely people socialising in gardens.

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Vaccine Passports Would be State Reaching Too Far Into Britons’ Lives, Warns Senior Tory MP

A Conservative government imposing covid status certificates would be the state reaching “too far into our lives”, a senior Tory backbencher has warned.

Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, which represents Conservative MPs without government positions, has warned against further loss of liberty, ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s expected announcement endorsing trials for the use of domestic vaccine passports for festivals and sports events.

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Dubai Police Arrest Group Over Nude Balcony Shoot

A group has been arrested in Dubai accused of public debauchery after an outdoor nude photoshoot.

Video footage posted online on Saturday shows a group of naked women having their photo taken on a balcony.

Eleven Ukrainian women are among those detained, the Ukrainian consulate told the BBC. A Russian was also detained, according to Russian media.

Public debauchery carries a sentence of up to six months in prison and a 5,000 dirham fine (£981).

Many of the UAE’s laws are based on Sharia law, and people have been jailed in the past for public displays of affection and homosexual relationships.

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As Russian Tanks Move Toward Ukraine, The Globe Braces for the Possibility That World War 3 Could Soon Erupt

At this hour, more Russian military forces are massed near Ukraine’s borders than we have ever seen before. Western military leaders say that they are concerned that the troop movements that we have witnessed in recent days may be leading up to an invasion, and if an invasion does happen it will greatly test the resolve of the Biden administration, EU leaders and NATO brass. In particular, the hawks in the Biden administration would almost certainly not be willing to just sit back and let the Russians conquer all of Ukraine. There would likely be a major response by the United States, and that could set off a chain reaction that could ultimately spark World War 3.

So what made the Russians suddenly move a massive invasion force toward Ukraine?

Well, it turns out that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky essentially signed a declaration of war against Russia on March 24th. The document that he signed is known as Decree No. 117/2021, and you won’t read anything about it in the corporate media.

I really had to dig to find Decree No. 117/2021, but eventually I found it. I took several of the paragraphs at the beginning of the document and I ran them through Google translate…

[…]

Basically, this decree makes it the official policy of the government of Ukraine to retake Crimea from Russia.

Of course the Russians will never hand over Crimea willingly because they consider it to be Russian territory, and so Ukraine would have to take it by force.

This is essentially a declaration of war against Russia, and Zelensky would have never signed such a document without the approval of the Biden administration.

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Russia’s Putin Signs Law Allowing Him to Serve 2 More Terms as President

The 68-year-old strongman has already been in power for more than 2 decades

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law allowing him to run for two more terms in the Kremlin once his current term ends in 2024, a document posted on a government website showed on Monday.

The legislation, which paves the way for Putin to stay in power until 2036 in the likely event he choose to do so, reflects sweeping changes to the constitution that were brought in last year.

The 68-year-old strongman has already been in power for more than two decades.

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Hindu Mahasabha Leader Raunak Thakur Attacked by Jihadi Cow Smugglers Near Agra

Attack on Cow vigilante by the Cow smuggling Racket in Uttar Pradesh. The condition of Hindu Mahasabha leader Raunak Thakur was critical and admitted in a City Hospital in Agra.

Rajaram Pathak | HENB | Agra | April 5, 2021:: Some unidentified cow smugglers attacked Hindu Mahasabha Agra district president Raunak Thakur in the early hours today while the cow vigilante leader chased a cattle loaded truck near the southern bypass Raibha toll plaza.

The condition of Hindu Mahasabha leader had been worsened for profuse bleeding and admitted in a City Hospital in a critical condition.

The Jihadi cow smugglers attacked Raunak with sharp weapons and stabbed severally. While trying to intercept the cow laden containers, the gang of Muslim cow smugglers captured Raunak and he got severe head and leg injuries putting him a battle between life and death.

Agra Police reached the spot and started investigation to apprehend the culprits. An FIR was lodged in Hari Parvat PS as reported.

SP Agra City assured a speedy action from police to arrest the attackers.

The smuggling of cow resources is a natural phenomenon in the cow-belt of Uttar Pradesh still now in BJP led Yogi Adityanath Govt there. Though many Hindu organizations (Go Raksha Dal) including Hindu Mahasabha have been trying to stop it, the cow smuggling rackets have also increased their power of attacks on Cow Vigilantes in a new Jihadi warfare.

Bajrang Dal and Hindu Mahasabha workers have freed thousands of cow resources from the clutches of cow smugglers and illegal slaughter houses in the past.

Hindu Mahasabha Central Spokesperson Sanjay Bhatt demanded early arrest of the culprits involved in the deadly attack on Raunak Thakur.

In a communication, Rajyashree Choudhury, All India President of a Hindu Mahasabha faction, instructed the Mahasabha workers to make a gherao the Agra Dist HQ on 6th April (Tuesday) until the culprits are arrested by police.

Eminent Hindu interlocutor Upananda Brahmachari urged the UP CM Yogi Adityanath and UP Police to stop Jihadi attack on Cow vigilantes in Uttar Pradesh and immediate arrest of culprits involved in attack on ABHM leader Raunak Thakur.

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‘We’ve Succumbed to This Moral Atrocity of Wokeness’: Sam Newman Hits Back After One of His Upcoming Live Shows is Cancelled

The outspoken former Footy Show host’s upcoming gig at a South Australian pub was sensationally axed on Friday after the event caused uproar from furious locals.

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Hundreds of Migrants Attempt English Channel Crossing

Hundreds of migrants were intercepted attempting to illegally cross the English Channel from France to England last week, according to reports.

At least 13 boats carrying over 200 migrants were caught in one 24-hour period alone.

More than 220 migrants were encountered during a dozen incidents earlier in the week, with most of the interceptions being executed by French border patrols.

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More Than 170,000 Migrants Taken Into Custody at Southwest Border in March

More than 170,000 migrants were taken into custody at the Southwest border in March, the highest monthly total since at least 2006, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials who have been briefed on the preliminary numbers but are not authorized to speak publicly.

The numbers are still being finalized and could change, the officials said. The number of migrants encountered at the border, including families as well as unaccompanied children and teenagers, has been increasing in recent months. In February, CBP reported more than 100,000 encounters.

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People Smugglers Are Using Facebook to Promote ‘100% Safe’ Journeys Across the US Border: One Warns Children Can Only Enter America if They’re Unaccompanied

Human smuggling networks have been hawking their services on Facebook, guaranteeing illegal entry to America for Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children.

The smugglers, NBC News reported, are charging $8,000 for the ‘100 percent’ safe voyage which includes a perilous passage through the U.S.-Mexico border that has claimed the lives of many

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UK: Rape Gang Member Walking Streets of Rochdale Six Years After He Was Supposed to be Deported

Rape gang predator Qari Abdul Rauf has been pictured at large in Rochdale once again some six years after he was supposed to be deported, having served out the paltry custodial portion of his sentence.

The Pakistani migrant, who was stripped of his British dual citizenship by then-Home Secretary Theresa May around the time of his sentencing, served just two years and six months of an already short six-year sentence for conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children under 16 and trafficking for sexual exploitation, according to The Sun.

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Free Speech Friendly and Privacy-Focused Social Networks

Mass censorship and the invasion of privacy are mainstays of modern social media, killing the idea of the open and free web.

There are several alternatives to major Big Tech platforms. Some are privacy-focussed, some are more about liberty and free speech. Some are both.

Check out some of these alternatives to the likes of Facebook and Twitter.

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GOP Arkansas Governor Vetoes Bill Which Bans Gender Transition Procedures for Minors

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) on Monday vetoed HB 1570, which bans gender transition procedures for minors.

“The GOP-sponsored legislation prohibits health care providers from administering gender transition treatments, which can include surgery and hormone therapy, to people under 18.” — the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported.

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News Outlet Hit With Copyright Notice for Simply Reporting on the Mandalorian Piracy

Reporting about piracy can get sites and blogs accused of copyright violations and potentially removed from Google’s be-all and end-all search results, as a new bogus DMCA claim shows.

These false notices regularly crop up in the ocean of takedowns that Google regularly receives from the entertainment industry to remove links from search results for real or fake copyright infringement.

Now the website TorrentFreak once again became the target of one such takedown notice, being falsely accused of “piracy” for publishing a news article about — piracy.

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Rachel Levine: Transgender Drugs, Surgeries for Minors ‘Health Equity Issue’

Rachel Levine, assistant secretary of the Biden Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), criticized efforts in some states to ban minors from obtaining transgender drugs and surgeries, saying such bans constitute a “health equity issue.”

During an interview last week with NPR, transgender Levine said bills banning young people from accessing drugs, such as puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, and transgender surgeries, such as elective double mastectomies, as well as bans against males competing in women’s sports are all “really challenging to see.”

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The “Mind Viruses” Creating Social Justice Warriors

Gaad Saad, a psychologist who specializes in applying evolutionary biology to the study of consumer behavior, has written a book of great value, and moreover, it is a book that required great courage to write. The book is filled with interesting ideas, and I have space here to mention only a few of them.

If science is to continue to progress, it is essential that all lines of inquiry be open. This openness ought not to give way to the demands of certain “oppressed” groups that controversial views that hurt their feelings should be banned:

Given that they are so wrong, how do the ideologues defend their idea pathogens? Under totalitarian regimes, the solution is direct. You criminalize if not violently suppress (or kill) any dissenting voices. In the West, the ideological indoctrination is subtler. It is achieved by an ethos of political correctness and best enforced by creating university campuses that lack intellectual diversity … intellectual terrorists instruct generations of gullible students to remain quiet in their classroom seats while they inculcate them with anti-science nonsense. (p. 92, emphasis in original)

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9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/5/2021

  1. Sabre rattling. Nothing will come of it… but it’s yet another Spectacle to divert attention from things that ARE happening.

      • Well, all those things that are not really being discussed at large. I would sum it up as all the congames. The economy cratering. The rich stealing everything not nailed down. The fact that most humans seem to be either unable or unwilling to call the bluff on covid tyranny. The lies about windturbines and solar as non-fossil fuel energies. The lies about recycling plastic. Psychopaths seemingly having occupied most positions of power, and refusing any meaningful feedback. Possibility of widespread food shortages. The state of arable soils, depletion of aquifers. Just for starters. 🙂

        • Thank you.

          Some of those “problems”are solved by the Left’s own incompetence.

          The idea is to get out of the way. Like out of indefensible terrain with no allies.

  2. Why Snow is so very White? -Because it is racist.
    (There is 20cm new white snow in Ljubljana. In a day or two it won`t be as rasist anymore – it will become dark white.)

    • When the fun and games begin, these feminaxi’s are going to find out the rule of the jungle is the rule and the rule of the jungle is the lion eats when he wants to. The Republic is dead, long live the Republic.

  3. The medical tyranny over Covid continues to worsen. The “medical community,” such as it is, has largely abdicated its authority and its responsibility to politicians and politically biased bureaucrats. Non-physicians literally call the shots on Covid, with many in the “medical community” simply following government orders.

  4. Back to The Dark Ages for the Brits. Relentlessly jamb a giant q-tip up your nose twice a week to conquer disease.

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