Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/27/2021

A 14-year-old schoolboy in Florida named Aiden Fucci is being tried as an adult for the stabbing murder of a 13-year-old cheerleader who was his schoolmate. Master Fucci is alleged to have stabbed his victim 114 times and left her body in a wooded area.

In other news, Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in Canada, apologized after a video surfaced that showed him violating coronavirus restrictions.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Biden Unveils $6 Trillion Budget That Will Raise Federal Spending to Highest Post-WW2 Level
 
USA
» “I Don’t Know of a Bigger Story in the World” Right Now Than Ivermectin: NYTimes Best-Selling Author
» 13-Year-Old Florida Cheerleader Tristyn Bailey Was Stabbed 114 Times by Schoolmate Aiden Fucci, State Attorney Alleges
» Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Who Voted to Defund Police Carjacked for His Mercedes in Broad Daylight
» Biden Orders US Intel to ‘Analyse’ Information on Possible Wuhan Lab Leak
» Biden: Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Would be Counterproductive to European Relations
» Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors to Step Down Amid Questions About Finances
» Brave Outlines Its Crypto DNS Strategy
» Breaking: Police Officer Who Criticized Lebron James in Viral Video Fired From His Job
» Chilling Surveillance Footage Shows Alleged San Jose Gunman Moments Before Deadly Shooting
» Dershowitz Files Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit Against Netflix Over Portrayal in Epstein Series
» Exclusive: Contracts Reveal US Universities ‘Must’ Accept CCP’s ‘Assessment’ On ‘Teaching Quality’ at Confucius Institutes
» Exclusive: Seattle Police Officers Forced to ‘Turn Over Phone Data, Personal Documents, And Bank Statements’ After Attending Jan 6 Trump Rally
» Facebook Reverses Ban on Claims COVID Was “Man-Made” Months After Asserting it Was “Debunked”
» Facebook to Allow Speculation on ‘Man-Made’ Coronavirus Origins
» Former Seattle Police Chief Slams Media for Failure to Report Violent and ‘Destructive Behavior’ of Protesters During George Floyd Riots
» General Flynn Believes COVID Was a “Weaponized Operation” by China
» Gov. Ron DeSantis: ‘Overwhelming’ Number of People Moving to Florida Registering as Republican
» In Wake of Muslim Attacks on Jews, Biden Campaign’s Jewish Engagement Director Tells Jews to Conceal Their Faith
» Lori Lightfoot Being Sued for Alleged Racial Discrimination Against White Reporter
» Michigan and Ohio Introduce Legislation to Ban Critical Race Theory in Schools
» Philadelphia Man Accused of Setting Police SUV on Fire in Pennsylvania Racial Injustice Protests Caught in Massachusetts
» PJ Media Demands an Apology for the Damage Facebook’s Dishonest Partisan Fact-Checkers Have Done to Our Reputation
» Protesters, Including ‘Dreadhead Cowboy,’ Temporarily Block Dan Ryan Lanes
» Rand Paul: ‘Fauci Cannot Investigate Himself; Get Him Under Oath’
» Tech Industry Groups File Lawsuit to Challenge New Florida Social Media Law
» US Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Declassify Intelligence Information on Wuhan Lab and Origins of the Coronavirus
» Whitmer’s Nursing Home Death Toll ‘Could be Double’ What Was Reported
» Woman Who Hit Cops With Car During NYC Protests Arrested
» YouTube Deletes Video of Georgia Mom’s Testimony Against Mask Mandates for Kids
 
Canada
» COVID-19: Police Arrest Calgary Mayoral Candidate Kevin J. Johnston 2nd Time for AHS Injunction
» NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Apologizes After Video Shows Him Breaking COVID-19 Rules
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria to Launch Terrorism Offenders Register to Minimize Risk of Attacks
» Europe Demands Disinformation Code Partners Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla “Do More”
» EU-Switzerland Trade Deal Fails Over Bloc’s Free Movement Migration Demands
» FM Szijjarto: Hungary Rejects Biden’s Plan to Enact Global Minimum Corporate Tax
» Former UK Government Advisor Says Advice From Google Employee Steered Them Towards Lockdowns
» French Mayor Beaten by Mob Wielding Iron Rods
» Germany: Berlin’s Left-Wing Mayor Ordered Illegal Police Raid on Home of Women Who Criticized Him Online
» Mysterious Agency Offers French “Influencers” Money to Denounce Pfizer Vaccine
» Saint Greta Speaks
» Swedish Newspaper Publishes Image of Criminal Suspect That’s Just a Pixilated Blur
» UK: ‘Reparative Justice Project’: Bristol to Spend £290,000 in Taxpayer Money to Atone for the Slave Trade
» UK: Boris Johnson Refused to Close Borders to Stop COVID Because He Thought it Would be “Racist”
» UK: Schools Trust Clears Teacher Forced Into Hiding, But Says it’s ‘Not Necessary’ To Use Mohammed Cartoons
 
Middle East
» Iran’s Fake News Machine Was as Active on Facebook as Russia: Why Don’t We Hear About it?
 
Russia
» Facebook Oversight Board Overturns Censorship of Navalny Post
» Russia Blocking Any EU Flights That Circumnavigate Belarus in Alarming Escalation
 
Far East
» China Blasts Lab Leak Hypothesis as a “Conspiracy Theory”
» Hong Kong Bans Tiananmen Vigil for Second Straight Year, Citing COVID-19 Restrictions
» That Didn’t Age Well: Wuhan Propaganda From MSM Laid Bare
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Why Are We the Only State Going Into Its Fourth Lockdown?’ Epic Moment Journalist Clashes With Acting Victorian Premier as He Refuses to Answer Questions Over the Latest Shutdown
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria Report: Hundreds of Christians Killed in First 4 Months of 2021
 
Latin America
» YouTube Censors President Bolsonaro and CNN Brazil Over Videos About Hydroxychloroquine
 
Immigration
» Denmark Scraps Plans for Deportation Center on Island Amid Pressure
» Hungary and Spain’s Joint Fight Against People Smuggling Networks
» Migrants Who Overstay in UK Will be Automatically Barred From NHS and Lose Right to Work and Benefits Under Home Office Digital Visa Plan Giving Real-Time Data on Immigration Status
» Poll Reveals 71% of French Public Think Country Has Had Enough Immigration
» UK: Another 50 Migrants Cross Channel by Small Boat as People-Smugglers Seize on Calm Weather With Arrival Numbers Doubling From Last Year
 
Culture Wars
» USA Today Scrubs ‘Male’ From Teen’s Op-Ed on Competing Against Transgender Athletes
 

Biden Unveils $6 Trillion Budget That Will Raise Federal Spending to Highest Post-WW2 Level

US stock futures soared Thursday morning as President Biden unveiled his first federal budget, which calls for the government to spend $6 trillion in the 2022 fiscal year, with total annual spending set to increase to $8.2 trillion by 2031.

Stocks initially kneejerked higher, then retreated on the headlines reporting the proposed budget, which Biden can pass through the Senate using budget rules that allow Dems to circumvent the filibuster. According to the NYT, it calls for the highest sustained levels of federal spending since World War II.

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

“I Don’t Know of a Bigger Story in the World” Right Now Than Ivermectin: NYTimes Best-Selling Author

So why are journalists not covering it?

Michael Capuzzo, a New York Times best-selling author , has just published an article titled “The Drug That Cracked Covid”. The 15-page article chronicles the gargantuan struggle being waged by frontline doctors on all continents to get ivermectin approved as a Covid-19 treatment, as well as the tireless efforts by reporters, media outlets and social media companies to thwart them.

Because of ivermectin, Capuzzo says, there are “hundreds of thousands, actually millions, of people around the world, from Uttar Pradesh in India to Peru to Brazil, who are living and not dying.” Yet media outlets have done all they can to “debunk” the notion that ivermectin may serve as an effective, easily accessible and affordable treatment for Covid-19. They have parroted the arguments laid out by health regulators around the world that there just isn’t enough evidence to justify its use.

For his part, Capuzzo, as a reporter, “saw with [his] own eyes the other side [of the story]” that has gone unreported, of the many patients in the US whose lives have been saved by ivermectin and of five of the doctors that have led the battle to save lives around the world, Paul Marik, Umberto Meduri, José Iglesias, Pierre Kory and Joe Varon. These are all highly decorated doctors. Through their leadership of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care (FLCCC) Alliance, they have already enhanced our treatment of Covid-19 by discovering and promoting the use of Corticoid steroids against the virus. But their calls for ivermectin to also be used have met with a wall of resistance from healthcare regulators and a wall of silence from media outlets.

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

13-Year-Old Florida Cheerleader Tristyn Bailey Was Stabbed 114 Times by Schoolmate Aiden Fucci, State Attorney Alleges

Tristyn Bailey, a 13-year-old Florida cheerleader who was killed earlier this month, was allegedly stabbed 114 times by 14-year-old schoolmate Aiden Fucci.

On Thursday, Seventh Circuit State Attorney R.J. Larizza announced that an autopsy found 114 stab wounds on Bailey—49 of which the medical examiner determined were defensive in nature.

Surveillance video of the two teens leaving the place where they worked together also showed signs of struggle between Bailey and Fucci.

“There certainly was a struggle. There were defensive wounds on this poor young lady and she was fighting for her life,” Larizza said at a press conference.

Bailey was found dead in a wooded area of St. Johns, Florida, on May 9 after being reported missing earlier that day.

St. Johns County Sheriff Rob Hardwick previously told WJXT that the girl had been stabbed a “horrific” number of times, but did not disclose further information about the nature of the incident.

A day after Bailey was found, Fucci was arrested in connection to her death and charged with second-degree murder.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Who Voted to Defund Police Carjacked for His Mercedes in Broad Daylight

“Hello, Police?”

In a classic case of “fate loves irony,” Atlanta council member and mayoral candidate Antonio Brown, who earlier this year voted to strip $73 millionfrom the Atlanta police budget, just had his white Mercedes carjacked … at 12:30 in the afternoon … by a bunch of children … who fought him off and sped away in his whip.

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

Biden Orders US Intel to ‘Analyse’ Information on Possible Wuhan Lab Leak

After being slammed for shutting down a Trump State Department investigation into the origins of COVID, and then indicating there would not be any investigation, Joe Biden has now claimed that he tasked the Intelligence Community with looking into the matter in March, and has now again asked for a ‘redoubling’ of their efforts and a new report in 90 days.

A statement by Biden claims that the findings in March did not constitute ‘sufficient information’ to come to any conclusion on the origin of the virus, but it does admit that at least one element of the intelligence community believes that the virus leaked from the lab in Wuhan.

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

Biden: Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Would be Counterproductive to European Relations

A video clip appeared in social media in which President Joe Biden answers a Polish journalist’s question concerning Nord Stream 2 . The clip was published on Twitter by Polish Radio correspondent to the White House Marek Walkuski, who had the opportunity to personally ask Biden about why the United States has waived sanctions on Nord Stream 2.

The US president stated that while he had opposed the pipeline’s construction since the very beginning, he held off imposing new sanctions because Nord Stream 2 “was almost completely finished” by the time he entered office in January.

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

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors to Step Down Amid Questions About Finances

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors is stepping down from her role as executive director of the activist group’s central foundation amid questions about her finances.

Cullors, 37, told the Associated Press on Thursday that she was leaving the position to focus on other projects, including the release of her second book and a television deal with Warner Bros. She held the top post at Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation for more than five years.

The activist said she had created “the necessary bones and foundation” at the organization and felt the “time is right” to leave. She asserted that her exit was planned for more than a year and was unrelated to scrutiny regarding her personal finances.

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

Brave Outlines Its Crypto DNS Strategy

The Brave browser has announced that it has started integrating blockchain-based (crypto) DNS providers, and invited those with such solutions to work with the company.

In a blog post, Brave said that it chose to start integration instead of waiting for centralized DNS (Domain Name System) providers to add options, and that the motive was to “make crypto accessible and usable to all” — something made possible by the properties of the blockchain tech itself.

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

Breaking: Police Officer Who Criticized Lebron James in Viral Video Fired From His Job

Nate Silvester, a Bellevue ID Marshal’s Office deputy who famously posted a viral video making fun of athlete LeBron James, has been fired from his position.

Ned Burns, the mayor of Bellevue, confirmed the firing to the press, saying that Silvester is no longer working for the Marshal’s Office as of Thursday May 27.

“We wish Mr. Silvester the best, and we ask for calm and understanding,” commented Burns, further iterating that Burns was let go for “multiple policy violations” since May 20.

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

Chilling Surveillance Footage Shows Alleged San Jose Gunman Moments Before Deadly Shooting

The footage was taken by a security camera at the home of the suspected gunman’s neighbor.

The suspect in the mass shooting at a Northern California rail yard that left nine people dead Wednesday — including the shooter — was captured on camera earlier that morning leaving for work.

The suspected shooter, 57-year-old Samuel Cassidy, can be seen in the surveillance footage wearing safety clothing, a hat, and a mask as he leaves his house around 5:40 a.m. The footage shows him loading a large duffel bag into his white Ford F-150 on the passenger side. He then walks around the truck and gets into the driver’s seat before driving away…

Authorities said Cassidy killed nine people before turning the gun on himself.

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said Cassidy also appeared to have set a timer or slow-burn device to set his home on fire, and authorities also found explosives there. The fire was reported just minutes after the first 911 calls came in from the rail facility.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Dershowitz Files Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit Against Netflix Over Portrayal in Epstein Series

Attorney Alan Dershowitz has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Netflix over his portrayal in the documentary series “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich.”

The $80 million lawsuit in a Florida federal court alleges that the company and the show’s producers “knowingly and deliberately misled Professor Dershowitz as to their intentions for his participation in the series.”

Dershowitz, who was once a contributor at The Hill, further alleges that he was portrayed in a “defamatory manner” by falsely alleging he had sex with Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre. He also says the show did not present evidence that would have proven that allegation false, despite being presented with it.

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

Exclusive: Contracts Reveal US Universities ‘Must’ Accept CCP’s ‘Assessment’ On ‘Teaching Quality’ at Confucius Institutes

Several American universities surrendered academic control of their Confucius Institutes to Hanban — the Confucius Institute Headquarters, an entity affiliated with the Chinese government’s Ministry of Education.

The Confucius Institutes are joint educational initiatives between Chinese and American universities. Though they are marketed as language and cultural exchanges, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo designated the program as a “foreign mission” of the People’s Republic of China that is “part of the Chinese Communist Party’s global influence and propaganda apparatus.”

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

Exclusive: Seattle Police Officers Forced to ‘Turn Over Phone Data, Personal Documents, And Bank Statements’ After Attending Jan 6 Trump Rally

Six Seattle police officers are under an extreme investigation by Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Office of Police Accountability (OPA) Director Andrew Myerberg for being in DC on January 6, the same day of the riot at the US Capitol.

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

Facebook Reverses Ban on Claims COVID Was “Man-Made” Months After Asserting it Was “Debunked”

Facebook has announced that it is reversing a policy that banned posts which claimed COVID-19 was “man-made” just months after asserting that the theory had been “debunked.”

As recently as February, “following consultations with leading health organizations, including the World Health Organization,” Facebook said it would delete “false claims” that virus was “man-made or manufactured.”

Just three months later and the company has been forced to do a 180.

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

Facebook to Allow Speculation on ‘Man-Made’ Coronavirus Origins

Facebook announced Wednesday it will no longer remove claims addressing the possible origins of the coronavirus and whether it is man-made or manufactured.

The policy change came on the same day President Joe Biden ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to “redouble their efforts” to investigate the origin of the virus, despite ending a State Department investigation under former President Donald Trump seeking the same goal, as Breitbart News reported.

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

Former Seattle Police Chief Slams Media for Failure to Report Violent and ‘Destructive Behavior’ of Protesters During George Floyd Riots

During an interview on Jerry Ratcliffe’s “Reducing Crime” podcast, former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best slammed mainstream media for not giving “the level of publicity or media attention” to the protesters’ “destructive behavior” during the George Floyd riots last summer.

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

General Flynn Believes COVID Was a “Weaponized Operation” by China

President Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn commented on the renewed focus on the theory that the coronavirus came from a lab in Wuhan, saying that he believes it was a ‘weaponised operation’.

“We’ve had over a year of people all over the world having to answer tough questions,” Flynn said during an interview on 1320 AM WJAS.

The three star general continued “The people in this country are demanding answers. I believe we what we are going to find out is that this was a weaponized operation by the nation of China with some collaboration… with other countries.”

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

Gov. Ron DeSantis: ‘Overwhelming’ Number of People Moving to Florida Registering as Republican

Many people moving to Florida are registering as Republicans because lockdowns in blue states caused them to reevaluate being a Democrat, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Wednesday.

“So it’s interesting with Florida, like, the media at the beginning of this said, ‘Florida is bad,’ and I think it’s because they wanted to damage Trump in Florida, wanted to damage me, so they just kept saying it was bad, even though the facts didn’t say it,” he said during a town hall event on Fox News Channel’s Hannity.

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

In Wake of Muslim Attacks on Jews, Biden Campaign’s Jewish Engagement Director Tells Jews to Conceal Their Faith

Aaron Keyak served last year, as Daniel Greenfield pointed out, as Jewish engagement director for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. And as haters of Israel such as Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Linda Sarsour are a large part of the group of Biden’s core supporters, it is no surprise that Keyak would be counseling submission and surrender in the wake of escalating Muslim violence against Jews all over the country.

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

Lori Lightfoot Being Sued for Alleged Racial Discrimination Against White Reporter

At least one media outlet is taking Chicago’s Mayor to court after her recent announcement of excluding white reporters from being allowed to interview her.

On Thursday morning the Daily Caller announced their news foundation and Judicial Watch have filed a lawsuit against Lori Lightfoot over her new race-based policies.

The aim of the suit, according to Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton, is getting a court to officially label Lightfoot’s actions as unlawful.

It was last week that Lightfoot chose to celebrate the two-year anniversary of her time in office by announcing this move. According to her, excluding white reporters entirely is putting diversity “front and center” for the city. Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters gathered outside Lightfoot’s home to speak out about Lightfoot’s poor performance since taking office.

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

Michigan and Ohio Introduce Legislation to Ban Critical Race Theory in Schools

Michigan and Ohio have introduced legislation that would ban the teaching of critical race theory in public schools, joining a nation-wide push to ban the controversial teaching.

In Michigan, Senate Bill 460, states that “beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, the board of a school district or the board of directors of a public school academy shall ensure that the curriculum provided to all pupils enrolled in the school district or public school academy does not include coverage of the critical race theory, the 1619 project, or any of the following anti-American and racist theories.”

Theories listed by the bill include “that any race is inherently superior or inferior to any other race,” “that the United States is a fundamentally racist country,” that the founding documents of the United States are racist, that a person’s worth and morals are determined by their race, and that a person race indicates whether or not they are inherently racist or oppressive.

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

Philadelphia Man Accused of Setting Police SUV on Fire in Pennsylvania Racial Injustice Protests Caught in Massachusetts

One of two men accused of setting a police SUV ablaze during the racial injustice protests in Pennsylvania last year was caught in Massachusetts Thursday.

Authorities from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced that Ayoub Tabri, 25, of Arlington, Virginia, and Lester Fulton Smith, 26, of Philadelphia, were each charged with two counts of arson and one count of obstruction of law enforcement in connection with the arson of a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle.

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

PJ Media Demands an Apology for the Damage Facebook’s Dishonest Partisan Fact-Checkers Have Done to Our Reputation

Suddenly, out of nowhere, left-wing media outlets are falling all over themselves to report evidence pointing to the COVID lab-leak theory—formerly called the lab-leak “conspiracy.” A few months ago it was the stuff of the tinfoil-hat brigade. The science was settled! The SARS-CoV-2 virus came from bats and definitely not from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Thus saith the fact-checkers, who are never wrong about anything and who have the final say about which information you’re allowed to see on social media! Defy them at your own peril!

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

Protesters, Including ‘Dreadhead Cowboy,’ Temporarily Block Dan Ryan Lanes

An anti-violence protest shut down the local lanes of the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway on Thursday afternoon, with the “Dreadhead Cowboy” joining the protesters and posting a video of the shutdown to Facebook.

Adam Hollingsworth, who became well-known in the city for riding his horse during a variety of protests and events, recorded video of the protest Thursday afternoon. Illinois State Police temporarily shut down the local outbound lanes of the roadway near Garfield Boulevard.

“Dan Ryan shutdown part two,” Hollingsworth tweeted. “This is for u, Vee Smith.”

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

Rand Paul: ‘Fauci Cannot Investigate Himself; Get Him Under Oath’

Senator Rand Paul, who has spearheaded the renewed push to investigate the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, has called for Dr Fauci to be placed under oath and made to testify about the murky ‘gain of function’ research he was involved with funding at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Paul also urged that Fauci “needs to be excluded from the investigation” because he is too deeply involved in the whole thing.

Appearing on Fox News, Paul spoke about the funding that Fauci and the NIH supplied to China.

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

Tech Industry Groups File Lawsuit to Challenge New Florida Social Media Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Describing the law as a “frontal assault on the First Amendment,” two online industry groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to block a measure pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to crack down on large social-media companies.

NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association want a judge to prevent the law from taking effect July 1, contending that it is a “smorgasbord of constitutional violations” that would prevent companies from properly moderating content on their platforms.

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

US Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Declassify Intelligence Information on Wuhan Lab and Origins of the Coronavirus

Wednesday night, the US Senate unanimously passed legislation by a voice vote requiring the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to declassify information regarding the origins of the novel coronavirus.

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

Whitmer’s Nursing Home Death Toll ‘Could be Double’ What Was Reported

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing scrutiny for undercounted COVID-19 death toll numbers in long-term care facilities that are proving to be far higher than previously calculated.

Whitmer, in addition to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, had both previously received backlash last August from former President Trump in which they “issued COVID-19 orders that may have resulted in deaths of elderly nursing home residents.”

In Michigan, the Department of Health and Human Services recorded more than 19,000 deaths from COVID-19, at least 5,600 of which occurred in long-term care facilities, the Daily Mail reports.

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

Woman Who Hit Cops With Car During NYC Protests Arrested

A 26-year-old woman was busted Thursday for speeding through a line of cops in Brooklyn during a chaotic protest last year, cops said.

Samantha Botte was arrested and charged with assault, attempted assault, reckless endangerment, obstruction, unlawful fleeing and reckless driving, according to authorities.

Botte, in her 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis with the license plate “ANUTHA1,” allegedly sped away from cops at Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue on Oct. 27, 2020 during demonstrations over the Philadelphia police shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr.

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

YouTube Deletes Video of Georgia Mom’s Testimony Against Mask Mandates for Kids

YouTube has once again deleted a video showing Courtney Ann Taylor speaking out against the mask wearing mandate imposed on children in schools in the US state of Georgia.

This time, the viral video recorded during a school board meeting got taken down from the YouTube channel of Grabien, Tom Elliot’s distributed news prep service.

Elliot revealed in a thread on Twitter that YouTube censored the video for a violation of community guidelines and medical misinformation rules.

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

COVID-19: Police Arrest Calgary Mayoral Candidate Kevin J. Johnston 2nd Time for AHS Injunction

The Calgary Police Service said Edmonton officers apprehended Kevin J. Johnston on Wednesday, marking the second time he has been arrested in relation to an Alberta Health Services injunction.

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

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Apologizes After Video Shows Him Breaking COVID-19 Rules

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is apologizing after a video obtained by Global News shows him breaking COVID-19 restrictions and spending unmasked time in close quarters with an individual who is not from his household.

The footage, which the party confirmed seems “legitimate,” shows Singh exiting a car with Taranvir Dhaliwal, who works as an executive assistant for Singh’s brother Gurratan — a provincial NDP MPP.

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

Austria to Launch Terrorism Offenders Register to Minimize Risk of Attacks

The Austrian government will create a terrorist offenders register that will see those convicted of terror offences placed on the registry for life.

Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer and Justice Minister Alma Zadic announced the terrorism registry on Wednesday, which is part of a major overhaul of the country’s anti-terrorism measures.

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

Europe Demands Disinformation Code Partners Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla “Do More”

The European Commission has proposed new rules requiring social media companies to not only do more to address “disinformation” on their platforms, but also provide proof of the actions they have taken.

“Threats posed by disinformation online are fast evolving and we need to step up our collective action to empower citizens and protect the democratic information space,” Vera Jourova, the European Commission’s vice president for values and transparency, said in a statement.

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

EU-Switzerland Trade Deal Fails Over Bloc’s Free Movement Migration Demands

Trade talks between the European Union and Switzerland have collapsed as a result of Brussels’ demands to include aspects of its Free Movement migration regime in the deal.

“Taking into account consultations [within Switzerland] and based on the results of negotiations in recent months, the Federal Council has determined that the talks with the EU… have not led to the necessary solutions,” said the Swiss president, Guy Parmelin, in comments to reporters.

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

FM Szijjarto: Hungary Rejects Biden’s Plan to Enact Global Minimum Corporate Tax

Hungary rejects US President Joe Biden’s plan to implement a global corporate tax rate since it would raise taxes in the country, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjartó announced last week after meeting with Mathias Cormann, the incoming Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in Paris.

“Nobody has the right to intervene from abroad in Hungary’s tax policies,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade told the Hungarian news outlet MTI, insisting that it’s the Hungarian government’s sovereign right to decide tax rates within its own borders.

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

Former UK Government Advisor Says Advice From Google Employee Steered Them Towards Lockdowns

CEO and co-founder of Alphabet Inc. subsidiary DeepMind Demis Hassabis allegedly played a big role in convincing the UK government to ditch its initial COVID-strategy, the herd immunity approach. Herd immunity is an approach used in previous pandemics, where, instead of lockdowns, the disease is allowed to spread so that a large portion of the population become immune.

In a testimony before the UK parliament’s Health and Social Care Committee and the Science and Technology Committee, the Prime Minister’s chief advisor Dominic Cummings detailed how Hassabis and others convinced him to ditch the initial official government’s plan to handle the pandemic.

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

French Mayor Beaten by Mob Wielding Iron Rods

The mayor of a small town in France was brutally beaten by a large group of people armed with metal rods on Sunday evening, according to reports.

Jean-Claude Girard, mayor of Ouges, a commune of around 1,500 residents in the department of Côte-d’Or, was walking down the street when he saw a youth recklessly driving an ATV at a high rate of speed.

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

Germany: Berlin’s Left-Wing Mayor Ordered Illegal Police Raid on Home of Women Who Criticized Him Online

Politicians in Germany are questioning whether Berlin’s left-wing mayor abused his power after he ordered a police raid, which was later deemed to be illegal, on the home of a woman who had criticized him on social media.

The case dates back to April 14, 2019, when a Facebook user under the name of “Karina Fitza” shared a doctored photo of Mayor Michael Müller which suggested he wanted to relocate all of the migrants who’ve been picked up by NGO ships to Berlin, the German newspaper tabloid B.Z. Berlin reports.

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Mysterious Agency Offers French “Influencers” Money to Denounce Pfizer Vaccine

Vaccines have become such a lucrative revenue stream for Big Pharma since the start of the pandemic that drugmakers are already preparing the technology to develop jabs for the next global health crisis. Meanwhile, the jockeying among competing COVID jabmakers has gotten so intense that shadowy social media ad agencies are reportedly offering money to influencers to make posts trashing the Pfizer vaccine.

Apparently, a mysterious social media agency has been going around offering French social-media “influencers” thousands of dollars to publish posts claiming that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is “dangerous”.

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Saint Greta Speaks

Authored by Liam Brooks via AmericanThinker.com

Teen climate zealot Greta Thunberg raised some eyebrows last week when she tossed an f-bomb in a video she posted Saturday to commemorate the International Day of Biological Diversity. (Something I’ve admittedly never heard of.)

“Our relationship with nature is broken,” Saint Greta flatly stated.

“But relationships can change. If we don’t change, we are f**ked.”

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Swedish Newspaper Publishes Image of Criminal Suspect That’s Just a Pixilated Blur

A Swedish newspaper published a photo of a criminal suspect that was so pixilated, it looked like a glitched out character from Minecraft.

“A Swedish newspaper seriously published this. It’s a picture of a suspect in a criminal case. The state of this,” tweeted Chris Tomlinson.

The image has been so pedantically blurred that it consists of less than 50 pixels.

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UK: ‘Reparative Justice Project’: Bristol to Spend £290,000 in Taxpayer Money to Atone for the Slave Trade

The left-wing city council of Bristol in conjunction with the University of Bristol will embark on a taxpayer-funded, £290,000 “reparative justice project” to atone for the city’s involvement in the historical slave trade centuries ago.

Bristol University’s ‘History of Slavery’ Professor Olivette Otel alongside Dr Richard Stone of the history department will be tasked with examining records following the abolition of slavery in Bristol as well as records from plantations in the Caribbean to determine who profited off the slave trade and the identities of the slaves.

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UK: Boris Johnson Refused to Close Borders to Stop COVID Because He Thought it Would be “Racist”

According to his former chief adviser, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson initially refused to close the borders to stop the spread of coronavirus because he thought it would be seen as “racist.”

Yes, really.

Appearing before a parliamentary committee investigating the government’s response to the pandemic, Dominic Cummings said there was a form of “groupthink” within Johnson’s cabinet that it was “basically racist to call for closing the borders and blaming China and the whole China New Year thing.”

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UK: Schools Trust Clears Teacher Forced Into Hiding, But Says it’s ‘Not Necessary’ To Use Mohammed Cartoons

A schools trust has cleared of wrongdoing a teacher who went into hiding following death threats for showing cartoons of Mohammed to his class, but said that it was “not necessary” to use the images of the Islamic prophet.

Batley Multi Academy Trust has cleared a young teacher who was suspended from Batley Grammar School in March after showing his class cartoons of Mohammed — considered offensive in Islam — during a lesson on blasphemy, finding he did not intentionally cause offence, clearing him to return to work.

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Iran’s Fake News Machine Was as Active on Facebook as Russia: Why Don’t We Hear About it?

There are things that the media likes to talk about and things that it does not.

The false claim that Russia had somehow altered the election in Trump’s favor through Facebook ads was a popular media disinformation conspiracy theory that dovetailed neatly with the Clinton campaign’s attempt to have the Obama administration spy on Trump associates using the false claim of Russian involvement.

While the Russian ads mainly occurred after the 2016 election and targeted black people, Iran did run efforts to undermine President Trump.

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Facebook Oversight Board Overturns Censorship of Navalny Post

The Oversight Board, aka Facebook’s “Supreme Court,” has overturned Facebook’s decision to remove a comment made by a supporter of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, calling another user a “cowardly bot.”

Facebook removed the comment under the “bullying and harassment” policy, because the word “cowardly” is a negative claim on another person’s character.

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Russia Blocking Any EU Flights That Circumnavigate Belarus in Alarming Escalation

Sky News’ Europe Correspondent Adam Parsons is reporting a worrisome huge escalation between the EU and Russia in the wake of the Belarus-Ryanair plane diversion and arrest of Roman Protasevich on Sunday. European carriers have been avoiding Belarusian airspace after widespread condemnation of what was dubbed “state hijacking” after Belarusian MiG fighters escorted the Lithuania-bound flight to Minsk where authorities grabbed the anti-Lushenko activist and his girlfriend based on prior charges.

Britain’s Sky News is now reporting that Russia is “stopping EU flights from entering Russian airspace — IF those airplanes have circumnavigated Belarusian airspace on the way.”

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China Blasts Lab Leak Hypothesis as a “Conspiracy Theory”

China has predictably blasted the COVID lab leak hypothesis as a “conspiracy theory,” with state media outlets demanding an investigation into U.S. bio-labs around the world.

The response came after the Biden administration was forced to task the U.S. intelligence community into investigating the issue having previously put a halt to a similar investigation started under Trump.

“Lately, some people have played the old trick of political hype on the origin tracing of [Covid-19] in the world,” said a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in DC. “Smear campaign and blame shifting are making a comeback, and the conspiracy theory of ‘lab leak’ is resurfacing,” he added.

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Hong Kong Bans Tiananmen Vigil for Second Straight Year, Citing COVID-19 Restrictions

Hong Kong police cited coronavirus restrictions to ban for a second year running an annual vigil to commemorate the Chinese Communist government’s bloody crackdown on student-led pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989.

Despite the ban, organizers expect a large turnout of people to mark the June 4 anniversary, though in small rather than big groups, like last year. Small online forums have called on people also to light candles to remember those who lost their lives in an episode that remains taboo in China.

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That Didn’t Age Well: Wuhan Propaganda From MSM Laid Bare

For nearly 18 months, the mainstream media engaged in journalistic malpractice — quashing any suggestion that COVID-19 could have originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, because their arch-nemesis, former President Trump, dared promote this very logical conclusion. Let’s also not forget the deep ties Beijing has formed within the United States, which include universities, entertainment, sports leagues, and of course, Washington DC and its liberal surrogates.

So of course, once the lab-leak theory began to circulate in January, 2020, China’s ‘investments’ in the United States paid off, and the entire liberal media industrial complex furiously peddled the ‘natural origin’ theory, while boldly proclaiming the lab origin hypothesis a ‘debunked conspiracy theory.’

That was until the last two weeks, starting with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) shredding Anthony Fauci over the NIH funding US research within the Wuhan lab, followed by a Wall Street Journal report that three WIV lab workers were hospitalized in December 2019 with COVID-19 symptoms.

And with that, the lab-leak hypothesis was legitimized almost overnight — sending liberal outlets scrambling to quietly append their previous reporting. This flood of hypocrisy was compiled into an epic Twitter thread by journalist Drew Holden.

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‘Why Are We the Only State Going Into Its Fourth Lockdown?’ Epic Moment Journalist Clashes With Acting Victorian Premier as He Refuses to Answer Questions Over the Latest Shutdown

When asked why Victoria is being locked down yet again while other states remain open, Acting Victorian Premier James Merlino has refused to give a straight answer.

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Nigeria Report: Hundreds of Christians Killed in First 4 Months of 2021

Thousands of Christians in Nigeria have been kidnapped and hundreds killed in the first four months of 2021, the Tablet reported Wednesday.

The Tablet cites a dangerous “escalation” in targeted violence against Nigeria’s Christian population, in what watchdog groups are calling a Christian genocide in the country.

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YouTube Censors President Bolsonaro and CNN Brazil Over Videos About Hydroxychloroquine

YouTube Brazil has purged 22 videos about the coronavirus that were posted by several high profile channels with more than 10 million collective subscribers.

The affected channels include those of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (3.39 million subscribers), his son Eduardo Bolsonaro (854,000 subscribers), CNN Brasil (1.72 million subscribers), Brazilian radio station Jovem Pan News (3.45 million subscribers), and Brazilian media outlet Folha Politica (2.42 million subscribers)

11 videos discussing coronavirus treatment were removed from President Bolsonaro’s channel and 10 of these videos mentioned the drug chloroquine and its derivative hydroxychloroquine in the title.

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Denmark Scraps Plans for Deportation Center on Island Amid Pressure

The Danish government has officially scrapped plans to open a so-called departure centre for immigrants slated for expulsion on the island of Langeland, after fierce opposition from parliamentary allies and local islanders.

The deportation centre, proposed last week, would house immigrants with so-called “tolerated stay”, that is those who lack permission to reside in Denmark but cannot be forcibly deported for legal or humanitarian reasons. The facility was planned to accommodate some 130 foreign nationals with criminal records awaiting deportation.

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Hungary and Spain’s Joint Fight Against People Smuggling Networks

Cooperation between Hungary and Spain is strong in the fight against people smuggling mafias, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjartó said at a press conference held in Madrid on Wednesday with his Spanish counterpart Arancha Gonzalez Laya.

The Hungarian minister emphasized the agreement between the two countries on the protection of the European Union’s external borders and the need to help disadvantaged communities locally.

“We must not forget the long-term security threats that, if not properly addressed, will fall on us, such as illegal migration,” he said, adding that the business model of people smuggling mafias should be permanently eradicated before it’s too late.

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Migrants Who Overstay in UK Will be Automatically Barred From NHS and Lose Right to Work and Benefits Under Home Office Digital Visa Plan Giving Real-Time Data on Immigration Status

Illegal migrants who have overstayed their visa will have access to benefits such as the NHS automatically restricted under new plans to revolutionise the UK’s border controls.

The plans, which were published on Monday, involve the introduction of digital visas which could come into effect as soon as 2025 and would allow the Government to restrict access to ‘benefits, services and work’ if their visa has expired.

The digitisation of the country’s borders will allow different Government departments to share real-time data with each other and even with employers.

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Poll Reveals 71% of French Public Think Country Has Had Enough Immigration

A new poll has revealed that 71 percent French people believe the country has taken in enough immigrants and that it cannot take any more.

The 2021 Fraternity Barometer, carried out by the international polling and market research firm Ifop along with le Labo de la Fraternité, revealed that nearly three in four respondents believe that France has taken in enough migrants and do not wish for any more to be admitted into the country.

The poll also revealed that 64 percent of French men and women think the country should no longer accept asylum seekers because they’re contributing to the growing threat of terrorism.

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UK: Another 50 Migrants Cross Channel by Small Boat as People-Smugglers Seize on Calm Weather With Arrival Numbers Doubling From Last Year

Dozens of migrants made the dangerous Channel crossing by small boat today as people smugglers seized upon the first calm weather in more than a week.

About 50 people are believed to have been detained so far in around four boats, according to eyewitnesses, with more expected to arrive during the afternoon’s sunshine.

The first vessels were intercepted at around 9am and were brought into Dover Marina, Kent by Border Force officers.

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USA Today Scrubs ‘Male’ From Teen’s Op-Ed on Competing Against Transgender Athletes

Former high school track athlete Chelsea Mitchell was the “fastest girl in Connecticut” at one point in time until the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) began allowing transgender girls to compete in women’s sports.

Last week, USA Today published an op-ed from Mitchell about competing against transgender athletes and her decision to push forward with an appeal of the case. On May 25, editors at USA Today, without notice to Chelsea, changed the word “male” to “transgender” throughout her piece and condemned her use of “hurtful language.”

In an editor’s note, the outlet explained that the op-ed was updated to “reflect USA Today’s standards and style guidelines. We regret that hurtful language was used.”

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/27/2021

  1. If Jews must hide their faith to avoid being attacked, maybe that would work for Muslims, too. There, just like that, no Islamophobia.

  2. Well, if we all agree it’s the JEWS that are trying to exterminate 95% of the world’s population, hating them and wanting to kill them should be a good thing. Yes?

  3. Re: UK: Another 50 cross (English) Channel in small boats.

    Why doesn’t the UK government put an official ferry service into operation bringing illegal migrants into the country. Clearly, to do less would be racist.

    Couldn’t the British gov’t also set up UBI application tables on board all such ships in order to provide migrants with the tax money they rightly deserve. To do less would be racist.

    Perhaps they could send cruise ships to pick up migrants in Third World ports where demand justifies such a response.

    We can do this.

      • And why don’t you have guns and ammo yourself? And don’t caterwaul to me that it is illegal, what is legal or not is moot at this point.

  4. Jewish people are well and truly integrated into a civilisation that is Judaeo-Christian. Islamo-Christian? I don’t think so. One can sniff a head and limb chopping bank robber liar a mile away these days. The chemistry. That superiority without a pot to [micturate] in arrogance. Total lack of control. Just can’t keep that pure unadulterated hatred and racism under wraps for long.

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