Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/21/2021

Canada has ended its mandatory quarantine for returning travelers, provided that they are fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, police in England broke up an illegal lockdown-violating midsummer celebration at Stonehenge.

In other news, a biological male will compete for New Zealand in women’s weight-lifting events at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Financial Crisis
» Rebooting the Economy is the Key Element of Hungary’s 2022 Budget
 
USA
» “You F***ing Moron! We’ll All be Dead by June!” Kushner Raged at Start of Pandemic
» 52 Shot, 7 Fatally, Over the Weekend in Chicago
» Bodycam Video Shows Frantic Moments After Deadly Shooting at Sumter Co. Father’s Day Celebration
» Breaking: US Supreme Court Rules Against NCAA Limits on Paying Student Athletes
» Chicago Dyke March Promotes Pride Event With Burning American and Israeli Flags, Calls for Abolition of Police and ICE
» ‘Critical Race Theory Exposed’ Event Coming to the Lake, June 29-30
» Emails Show Hunter Biden Ties to Head of Lobby Firm in DOJ Probe
» Gas Shortage in Pueblo and Canon City Tied to a Labor Shortage According to AAA
» Illegal Party Continues in Crime-Plagued Washington Square Park as NYPD Cops Fail to Impose Midnight Closing Time a Night After Bloody Stampede
» Joy Reid Accuses Opponent Pushing for Debate of Making ‘White Man Demands’
» Massachusetts Android Users Alarmed to Wake Up to COVID Tracking App Auto-Installed
» Paso Robles School Board Planning to Ban Critical Race Theory
» Revealed: Suspect in Seattle Homeless Encampment Fatal Stabbing is Recently Released Repeat Offender
» Seattle Pride Charges White People ‘Reparations’ Fee While ‘BIPOC’ Attend for Free
» Soros Wades Into Reparations Issue as Donor
» Trans Olympic Athlete Chelsea Wolfe Wanted to Burn US Flag on Podium
» Washington Post Urges White People to Feel ‘Shame,’ to Self-Segregate Into ‘White Accountability Groups’
» Watch: Dinesh D’Souza Questions Who Let the Jan 6 Rioters Into the Capitol, Asks About Missing Surveillance Footage
» Watch: Dan Bongino Talks About the Origins of Critical Race Theory With Dr. Carol Swain
» Yep, Sitting on Senator Ted Cruz’s Lawn Will Get You Arrested as Climate Change Protesters Discover
 
Canada
» Breaking: Trudeau Liberals Announce End of ‘Quarantine Hotel’ Measures for Fully-Vaccinated Air Travellers
» Manitoba Advocates ‘Greater Freedoms’ and ‘Fewer Restrictions’ as Province Surpasses First Vaccination Milestone
» Only Music From Quebec to be Played in Quebec Government Buildings From Now On
» Ontario Man Pleads Guilty to Trying to Join ISIS, Charges Against Wife to be Dropped
» Two B.C. Churches Burned Down Monday Morning, Timing ‘Pretty Coincidental, ‘ Says Local Indigenous Chief
 
Europe and the EU
» Czechs Are Richer Than Italians and Happier Than Brits
» EU Puts Czechia on the List of Green Countries for COVID-19
» Europe Dominated by Progressive ‘Steamroller’ Pushing Multiculturism, Immigration, And Anti-Family Policies, Says Hungarian Justice Minister
» France: Young Girls Riding E-Scooter Kill Woman in Hit-and-Run Crash
» France Chaos as Violent Protests Erupt on Streets — Police Lash Out in Tear Gas Frenzy
» Germany: Syrian Man Who Killed His Wife Claims Sharia Law Allowed Him to Punish Her
» Gov’t Official Hits Back at Soros’ ‘Insult’ of Hungary
» Hungarian PM Orban: 7 Steps to Reform the EU
» Kaczynski: Poland is Preparing for ‘Civilizational Leap’ With Billions of Euros in Funding
» Le Pen, Macron Parties Falter as Conservatives Surge in French Regional Poll
» Oi! Where’s Your Being Outside Licence? Police Break Up Midsummer Celebration at England’s Ancient Stonehenge
» Spain to Approve Pardons for 9 Imprisoned Catalan Separatists, PM Says
» Survey: Poles Don’t Want Donald Tusk to Return to Polish Politics
» Sweden Plunges Into Political Chaos After Prime Minister Lofven Ousted in Historic No Confidence Vote
» Swedish National Museum Adds ‘Insane’ Racism Warnings to Classical Art
» The Swiss Say “No,” “Nein,” to Costly Regulations
» UK Government Hires COVID Passport Contractor That Suggested Redeploying the Tech as National ID
» UK ‘May Need More Lockdowns This Winter’, Claims Senior Medic and SAGE Member
» UK: ‘How is This Legal?’ BBC Bans White People From Applying for Springwatch & One Show Job
» UK: ‘Churchill Was a Racist!’ Cambridge Uni Sign Vandalised as Activist Hit Out at Britain
» UK: GB News Viewing Figures: How ‘Anti-Woke’ Channel Ratings Compare as it Takes on Sky & BBC
» UK: Lockdown Trauma Causing 5-Year-Olds to Suffer Panic Attacks as Disastrous Mental Health Toll Revealed
» UK: Oxford Alumni Warn Woke Mob Wants ‘Sensitivity Readers’ to Vet and Edit University’s Oldest Newspaper
» UK: Professors Call for Hate Speech Protections to be Extended to Animals
» UK: Schools Warned That Promoting Concept of “White Privilege” is Harming Disadvantaged White Students
» UK: Teacher Investigated After Using N-Word to Help Students Properly Pronounce Name of African Country
 
Middle East
» A Year After Twitter Was Sued for Allegedly Conspiring With Saudi Arabia to Censor Dissent, The Lawsuit Sits in Limbo
 
South Asia
» Noida, Uttar Pradesh: Islamic Racket Busted, Converting Poor, Deaf and Dumb Boys and Women From Hindus to Islam
 
Far East
» Bitcoin, Ethereum and Other Crypto Markets Feel Whiplash Amidst Chinese Crackdown
» Dr. Peter Daszak Removed From Medical Journal’s COVID-19 Commission
» Rand Paul: Coronavirus “In All Likelihood, Came From the Lab”
» Video: Biden Security Advisor Refuses to Say How China Will be Punished for Non-Cooperation With COVID Investigations
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia Man Arrested Over Alleged ISIS Membership
» Biological Male Will Compete in Women’s Weightlifting for New Zealand in Tokyo Olympics
» Revealed: How Your Taxes Paid for $3 Billion Worth of Trains and Ferries From China Which Used to be Made in Australia Only a Decade Ago
» Secret China Plot to Declare the Great Barrier Reef as Ecologically ‘In Danger’ Threatens to Wipe $6billion From the Australian Economy and Destroy 60,000 Jobs
 
Immigration
» Pope Francis: ‘Let Us Open Our Heart to Refugees’
 
Culture Wars
» Former Reddit CEO: “Deplatforming Works”
» Mexico Fans Banned From World Cup Qualifiers for ‘Homophobia’ — Tournament Will be in Qatar, Where Homosexuality is Illegal
» Patreon Deplatforms Censored Video Archive altCensored for “Hate Speech”
 

Rebooting the Economy is the Key Element of Hungary’s 2022 Budget

The highlight of next year’s budget is the economic reboot plan, which will allow everyone who has been put in a difficult position by the coronavirus epidemic to recover, Finance Minister Mihaly Varga said on national radio station Kossuth on Sunday.

Varga emphasized that he would like to regain as soon as possible the growth capacity that characterized the years before the epidemic. As he said, 2022 could already be the year when this is achieved.

The minister of finance emphasized that in 2021 the economy is expected to reach the point where it was at the end of 2019, before the epidemic, and in 2022 economic growth is expected to be 5.2 percent, a public deficit target of 5.9 percent of GDP and a debt ratio that returns to a declining path.

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

“You F***ing Moron! We’ll All be Dead by June!” Kushner Raged at Start of Pandemic

A new book says that senior White House adviser Jared Kushner had a meltdown at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic when he raged, “You f***ing moron! We’ll all be dead by June!”

The claim is made in Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History, which is authored by Washington Post journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta.

Kushner apparently had the meltdown in March 2020 in response to being told by Assistant Health Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec that an order of 600 million face masks wouldn’t be delivered until June.

[Comment: It was a mistake for Trump to listen to his son-in-law.]

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52 Shot, 7 Fatally, Over the Weekend in Chicago

At least seven people were killed and 45 others wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend, including a man killed during the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Humboldt Park.

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Bodycam Video Shows Frantic Moments After Deadly Shooting at Sumter Co. Father’s Day Celebration

WILDWOOD, Fla. — A celebration at a large annual Father’s Day gathering at Royal Park in Sumter County was suddenly halted Sunday night by an explosion of gunfire.

Body camera video from a deputy shows the chaotic scene at a park in Wildwood. The shooting left a Tampa woman dead and nine others injured.

“I heard some ‘boom boom,’“ described witness Alexander James, “and then ‘boom boom’ again.”

It was just before 8 p.m. when deputies racing to find the gunman, getting direction from witnesses, while helping those wounded along the way.

“People was running, stampeding over people,” James recalled…

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Breaking: US Supreme Court Rules Against NCAA Limits on Paying Student Athletes

On Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA’s efforts to keep limits on paying student athletes.

In a unanimous 9-0 ruling, the highest court in the land determined that “NCAA’s curbs on non-cash payments to college athletes related to education — including benefits such as computers, science equipment and musical instruments — are anticompetitive under a federal law called the Sherman Antitrust Act,” according to Reuters.

Last year, the US Circuit Court of Appeals found that the NCAA’s rules were anticompetitive.

College athletes have filed numerous lawsuits against the NCAA over the years, alleging that the governing body for university sports has long maintained a form of “unlawful restraint of trade” while making billions of dollars in revenue.

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Chicago Dyke March Promotes Pride Event With Burning American and Israeli Flags, Calls for Abolition of Police and ICE

The Chicago Dyke March on Saturday posted a flyer for their upcoming event on June 26 featuring a burning police car as well as an activist burning American and Israeli flags.

The announcement called to abolish the Chicago Police Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and to “Abolish the Isra*li Occupation Forces.”

Extremists will regularly alter the spelling of words for fear of the posts being labelled hate speech by social media platforms. Acknowledging the possibility of being banned from social media for their rhetoric, organizers added, “Please screen shot this and share to prevent any attempts by Z10N1ST and Instagram to censor our account. We will see you there regardless of if our account is still active.”

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‘Critical Race Theory Exposed’ Event Coming to the Lake, June 29-30

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Two events in the Lake area next week will focus on Critical Race Theory: its origins and its dangers. “Critical Race Theory (CRT) Exposed,” with Dr. Mary Byrne Ed.D. comes to the Key Gathering Place in Camdenton on Tuesday, June 29, at 7 p.m., and First Baptist Church Versailles on Wednesday, June 30 at 6 p.m.

Dr. Byrne’s presentation will lay out how current events, most notably the recent violence ignited by claims of systemic racism, are grounded in critical race theory; and how critical race theory is grounded in Karl Marx’s writing instructing followers how to start a revolution in a nation.

Dr. Byrne will also explain how almost two centuries of Marxism have infiltrated the U.S. government, the law, churches, the military, and education. She will key-in on the current concerted effort to indoctrinate Missouri school children by instilling the CRT curriculum into the public school system.

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Emails Show Hunter Biden Ties to Head of Lobby Firm in DOJ Probe

Emails found on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop provide new details about his business relationship with the head of a consulting firm reportedly under investigation by the Justice Departmen.

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Gas Shortage in Pueblo and Canon City Tied to a Labor Shortage According to AAA

PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) — Gas stations across Pueblo and Canon city were unable to serve customers on Friday and AAA Colorado says it doesn’t have to do with a gas shortage

While there is still a large supply of oil and gasoline in the United States we do not have enough drivers to transport it, according to Skylar McKinley from AAA Colorado. Many of these gasoline delivery drivers lost their jobs last year in the beginning of the pandemic. These drivers took their skills to shipping services like Amazon. They took to delivering household items like toilet paper which were in high demand last year. Now that gasoline demand has returned to near pre-pandemic levels, the driver shortage is causing supply chain issues.

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Illegal Party Continues in Crime-Plagued Washington Square Park as NYPD Cops Fail to Impose Midnight Closing Time a Night After Bloody Stampede

Illegal raves continued in crime-plagued Washington Square Park last night as New York City cops failed to impose a midnight closing time after a bloody stampede last week.

Revellers gathered around thundering sound systems for another night of drinking and smoking marijuana despite a police order to close the park after people ran away from a man who was brandishing a knife and a taser on Friday night.

Throughout June, with Covid restrictions easing, Washington Square Park has been the site of rowdy all-night parties, illegal boxing matches, stabbings and drug taking, to the fury of well-heeled local residents in Greenwich Village.

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Joy Reid Accuses Opponent Pushing for Debate of Making ‘White Man Demands’

MSNBC host Joy Reid has accused an outspoken opponent of critical race theory who challenged her to debate it on her show of making “White Man Demands.”

Christopher F. Rufo, a senior fellow at the conservative think tank the Manhattan Institute, first accused “The ReidOut” host of dodging him as a guest in a tweet last Thursday, along with footage of her discussing him.

“@JoyAnnReid has denounced me by name multiple times on her show. But she doesn’t have the courage to invite me on as a guest,” Rufo tweeted.

“She knows that I will crush her critical race theory apologetics any day of the week,” he said.

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Massachusetts Android Users Alarmed to Wake Up to COVID Tracking App Auto-Installed

Massachusetts recently launched a contact tracing app for COVID-19, called MassNotifyApp, to track the spread of the virus in the state. But there is one big problem with the app; it is installing itself on Android devices without users’ consent, and even on devices with parental-lock.

“Thank you MA/Google for silently installing #MassNotify on my phone without consent. But I have a request: Can you also silently install an app that makes my phone explode and kill me?” someone wrote on Twitter.

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Paso Robles School Board Planning to Ban Critical Race Theory

The Paso Robles school district board is scheduled to discuss a resolution banning the teaching of critical race theory at its meeting on June 22. If the board votes to approve the resolution on Tuesday, it will require a second vote on July 13.

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Trustee Dorian Baker proposed the ban last week. Baker’s suggestion follows the board’s April approval of an ethnic studies course under an agreement the course would not include critical race theory (CRT) or the degradation of American leaders, such as George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, based on slavery.

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Revealed: Suspect in Seattle Homeless Encampment Fatal Stabbing is Recently Released Repeat Offender

The Seattle homicide suspect accused of stabbing an individual to death at Courthouse Park is revealed to be a homeless repeat criminal offender who was just released due to the city’s lenient catch-and-release policies.

The Seattle Police Department arrested Michael Sedejo on Thursday evening, after responding to calls of a stabbing at Courthouse Park, also known as City Hall Park. Upon arriving at the scene, Seattle police officers found Sedejo holding the knife that was allegedly used to stab the victim.

The park is the location of another tragedy earlier this month, where another homeless man allegedly assaulted a 67-year-old man and kicked his dog to death.

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Seattle Pride Charges White People ‘Reparations’ Fee While ‘BIPOC’ Attend for Free

A new Pride event is happening in Seattle this month specifically for BIPOC people. Promotional material for event, called Taking B(l)ack Pride, states that while the event will be free for people of color, white people will be charged a “$10 to $50 reparations fee.”

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Soros Wades Into Reparations Issue as Donor

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros is interested in funding a national reparations project for descendants of black slaves, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

A new coalition of 11 mayors, headed by Garcetti, has founded Mayors Organized for Reparations and Equality, with the goal of expanding the movement throughout the United States and pressuring Congress to create a commission to study the matter.

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Trans Olympic Athlete Chelsea Wolfe Wanted to Burn US Flag on Podium

BMX Freestyle rider Chelsea Wolfe qualified as an alternate for the US team at this year’s Olympic games in Tokyo. Recently uncovered Facebook posts from the transgender athlete show they want to burn an American flag on the podium if they win.

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

Washington Post Urges White People to Feel ‘Shame,’ to Self-Segregate Into ‘White Accountability Groups’

The Washington Post began a series called “The New Normal” in 2020, and on the latest episode, pundits and commentators urged white people to feel the sins of their ancestors.

Nicole Ellis, host for “The New Normal,” introduced the episode by saying that it is about “white racial identity.” She said that George Floyd’s death marked the “first time that white people were becoming aware of their whiteness. And the systemic ways that white supremacy affects all of us.”

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Watch: Dinesh D’Souza Questions Who Let the Jan 6 Rioters Into the Capitol, Asks About Missing Surveillance Footage

Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza questioned last week who let the Jan. 6 rioters into the Capitol building, asking about the 14,000 hours of surveillance footage that the Biden administration won’t release to the public.

In Thursday’s episode of the Dinesh D’Souza Podcast, the firebrand conservative host talked about the events that occurred on Jan. 6 and the lack of footage that would answer much of the questions surrounding the incident.

“I don’t know if you’ve ever done a Capitol tour. I have. You can’t just walk into the Capitol. The doors are locked. You have to go through metal detectors. You have to have a pass. How did all these people, hundreds of them, get in? A simple question, and by the way, it’s never been answered,” said D’Souza.

“Now, there’s one easy way to answer it. There are 14,000 hours of footage. Everything that happens in the Capitol is recorded. 14,000 hours of footage. And guess what? The Biden administration won’t release it, because I think they’re afraid that if they did, we would all see what happened. We would actually know the truth…” D’Souza continued, adding that the establishment was hoping for a Jan. 6 commission that would “edit and doctor” the footage would show excerpts with the “same king of cherry picking that the House Democrats did.”

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Watch: Dan Bongino Talks About the Origins of Critical Race Theory With Dr. Carol Swain

Dan Bongino tackled the increasing problem of indoctrination of children in American schools on his latest episode of Fox Nation’s The Dan Bongino Show. Bongino talked to Dr. Carol Swain, who was part of President Trump’s 1776 Commission, about just how long critical race theory, and critical theory in general, has been coming down the pike.

Swain noted that it has been in the universities since the 1970s, beginning at the prestigious Harvard University. “It escaped the university campuses,” Swain said, “and it’s now infecting K-12 education at public and private schools. Christian as well as secular schools, and every sector of our society including the US military.”

[Comment: Some really bad ideas come out of American universities.]

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Yep, Sitting on Senator Ted Cruz’s Lawn Will Get You Arrested as Climate Change Protesters Discover

Members of a group of activists who walked all the way from New Orleans to Houston to bring awareness to climate change, experienced an up close and personal with Houston police Monday who arrested eight of them after repeatedly telling the protesters to get off the grass at Sen. Ted Cruz’s house.

Calling themselves Generation on Fire, the Sunrise Movement group says it wants to draw attention to both the climate and the economic crisis and has what it thinks is a solution of benefit to both concerns. They want President Biden to establish a Civilian Climate Corps as part of his American Jobs Plan whose members would go to work fighting the effects of climate change. Preferably no later than the end of the summer.

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Breaking: Trudeau Liberals Announce End of ‘Quarantine Hotel’ Measures for Fully-Vaccinated Air Travellers

Ministers Bill Blair and Patty Hajdu announced on Monday that fully-vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to quarantine upon their entry into Canada.

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Manitoba Advocates ‘Greater Freedoms’ and ‘Fewer Restrictions’ as Province Surpasses First Vaccination Milestone

Manitoba residents are bracing for relaxed COVID-19 restrictions ahead of Canada Day as its government surpassed its first vaccination milestone.

With 71.2 and 25.4 percent of the population receiving their first and second dose, respectively — surpassing the first milestone ten days ahead of initial projections — residents anticipate more openings and fewer restrictions.

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Only Music From Quebec to be Played in Quebec Government Buildings From Now On

Quebec Minister of Culture Nathalie Roy announced on Sunday at a press conference that from now on, all government buildings will have to play all music by QC-native artists 100 percent of the time.

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

Ontario Man Pleads Guilty to Trying to Join ISIS, Charges Against Wife to be Dropped

An Ontario man admitted Monday he left Toronto with his wife almost two years ago to join the so-called Islamic State.

At a court appearance in Brampton, Ont., Ikar Mao, 23, pleaded guilty to leaving Canada to participate in the activities of a terrorist group.

But federal prosecutors dropped a second count against Mao, and also said they would be staying charges against his wife Haleema Mustafa.

The couple left Canada together in 2019 and were caught near the Syrian border. Both had faced the same two terrorism charges after returning to Canada.

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Two B.C. Churches Burned Down Monday Morning, Timing ‘Pretty Coincidental, ‘ Says Local Indigenous Chief

Two Catholic churches in British Columbia were destroyed by fire early Monday morning, coinciding with National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada.

Chief Greg Gabriel surveyed the scene at 10 a.m., making it clear that now was not the time to make assumptions about the incident.

“Let the investigators carry out their work and see what they come up with,” he said, noting the timing of the fires were “pretty coincidental.”

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Czechs Are Richer Than Italians and Happier Than Brits

For the first time in history, the Czech Republic is richer than Italy and Spain. It follows from 2020 data from the International Monetary Fund, processed for the FX Street server by Lukas Kovanda, chief economist of the government’s National Economic Council.

According to data presented by FX Street, the net income of the average Czech, including children and pensioners, increased by more than 600 percent since 1989 from less than 2,000 korunas (€78.20) to more than 15,000 korunas (€587) in 2018.

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EU Puts Czechia on the List of Green Countries for COVID-19

As of Friday, the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) has included Czechia among the green countries with a low risk of COVID-19 infection. Traveling to European countries that follow the joint EU traffic light system will thus be easier. For most popular tourist destinations, including Croatia, Czechs will no longer need a negative test or spend time in quarantine.

Passengers from countries or regions classified as green, regardless of their nationality, can enter Croatia without being required to quarantine or test requirements.

Until now, entry into Croatia was possible only after at least 14 days after completion.

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Europe Dominated by Progressive ‘Steamroller’ Pushing Multiculturism, Immigration, And Anti-Family Policies, Says Hungarian Justice Minister

Hungary wants a smarter Europe, not more of it, but for Hungarians unity in diversity means harmony between nations — a Europe where the national interest takes precedence over the EU interest, Justice Minister Judit Varga said at a Budapest conference entitled Hungarian Independence Day.

“The series of belated and erroneous European responses to the challenges of the 21st century have made it clear that integration has now lost its responsiveness and become a field of ideological debate rather than pragmatic cooperation. Europe is dominated by a steamroller mainstream that calls itself progressive and liberal, with the vision of the United States of Europe as its main goal. This Europe supports multiculturalism, welcomes immigration, but rejects the traditional family model and the cultural and religious heritage of the continent,” Varga said.

Varga said the Hungarian government believes that the family, the nation, the national identity, and regional cooperation as a natural community are the main factors safeguarding sovereign decision-making and the pledges of a strong Europe of healthy nations.

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France: Young Girls Riding E-Scooter Kill Woman in Hit-and-Run Crash

An Italian woman has died after she was hit by electric scooter riders in Paris, according to reports.

French police were still seeking witnesses to help them track down the suspects nearly a week after the fatal crash.

Just before 1 a.m. on June 14th, a woman in her early 30s identified as Miriam had just left her job at an Italian restaurant in the 6th arrondissement of the French capital and was walking with her boyfriend and colleague when tragedy struck.

Two girls riding an e-scooter reportedly collided with Miriam and her friend, causing the former to fall and strike her head on the sidewalk.

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France Chaos as Violent Protests Erupt on Streets — Police Lash Out in Tear Gas Frenzy

FRENCH police were forced to engage groups of violent protestors after a demonstration turned to chaos.

In France’s city, Nantes, thousands of citizens took to the streets to march in tribute to Steve Caniço. Steve Caniço died at the age of 24 in 2019 after falling in the Loire river while attending a techno party. According to the latest conclusions from the Rennes prosecutor’s office, Steve Maia Caniço fell after “the intervention of the national police” came to disperse the gathering.

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Germany: Syrian Man Who Killed His Wife Claims Sharia Law Allowed Him to Punish Her

A 37-year-old Syrian man convicted last week of murdering his wife in Germany and stabbing her lover said he was following Sharia law, which allows him to punish his wife.

The accused Syrian killed his 36-year-old wife with a knife in her Rastatt apartment on Sept. 20 of 2020 after kicking her door down. Her lover escaped with several stab wounds. The police arrested the suspect on the same day at the Rastatt train station. According to the investigators, the couple had quarreled earlier, and the man had reportedly received a warning from the police the evening before the crime.

The Baden-Baden regional court in southwestern Germany sentenced the man to life imprisonment for the murder and assault in a ruling last Wednesday. An early release from prison after 15 years is almost impossible, Die Welt reports.

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Gov’t Official Hits Back at Soros’ ‘Insult’ of Hungary

Csaba Dömötör, a state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, on Friday hit back at US financier George Soros for “insulting Hungary”, citing US media reports that Soros had avoided paying taxes by tucking billions of dollars into his charity organisation.

“George Soros is insulting Hungary again; this time by calling it a mafia state,” Dömötör wrote. “These sort of insults ring totally false from a billionaire who pays no taxes.”

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Hungarian PM Orban: 7 Steps to Reform the EU

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, during a speech given on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Soviet troop withdrawal from Hungary, formulated seven theses in which he outlines his vision for reforming the European Union.

In his view, the EU is a political formation created for the economic and military protection of its inhabitants. It was conceived during the Cold War with the hope of healing divisions, and that one day all Europeans will be able to decide about their own future. Despite the noble goals, the reality is that today half of Germans think that they cannot speak freely and are afraid that their opinions could lead to repercussions, especially if they were to speak their minds about topics like Islam, their homeland or patriotism.

Orban has also quoted former Czech Prime Minister Vaclav Klaus, according to whom today humanity, family and nationhood are all under a concerted attack, which endangers the future of Europe. In contrasts, Orban also referred to an earlier comment made by Katarina Barley, vice-president of the European Parliament, according to which “countries such as Poland and Hungary must be starved financially”.

[Comment: The EU must be dissolved instanter.]

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Kaczynski: Poland is Preparing for ‘Civilizational Leap’ With Billions of Euros in Funding

The Polish government has a plan to catch up to Europe in terms of average income per capita by the end of the decade, Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski declared while visiting Wysokie Mazowieckie in Central Poland.

Kaczynski was in the town to initiate the promotion of Law and Justice’s (PiS) new party program, the Polish Deal, which will see billions of euros invested in the country over the coming years. As part of a series of meetings, 40 of PiS’s most recognizable politicians are meant to visit all of Poland’s municipalities over the next few months.

“We must rebuild, but above all else, we must build up. This is mainly our plan to catch up to Europe in terms of the European average income per capita by the end of the decade,” Kaczynski declared at the meeting.

He noted that Poland is currently on the level of 77 percent of the European average; much more than when Poland joined the EU but still not enough. Kaczynski pointed out that Slovenia, the richest of the post-communist countries, has 92 percent of the EU’s average income per capita.

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Le Pen, Macron Parties Falter as Conservatives Surge in French Regional Poll

French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen saw their respective parties stumble on Sunday as incumbent conservatives surged ahead in the first round of regional elections marred by record-low turnout.

Sunday’s regional polls had been billed as a dress rehearsal for next year’s presidential election — but by 8 pm, the putative protagonists of the Elysée contest had witnessed their respective parties falter at the polls.

Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally (RN) was hoping to lead in as many as six of mainland France’s 13 regions, putting it on course to win its first-ever region — or more — in the June 27 runoff.

Instead, the party topped just one contest, in the southern Provence-Alpes-Côtes d’Azur region, securing only a wafer-thin lead in a race it had hoped to run away with. With a national vote share of around 19 percent, according to projections, support for RN was nine points lower than the last regional polls in 2015.

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Oi! Where’s Your Being Outside Licence? Police Break Up Midsummer Celebration at England’s Ancient Stonehenge

Normally an annual gathering of British eccentrics marking the midsummer at one of the world’s most ancient sites, police descended on Stonehenge Monday morning to break up a meeting that contravened the government’s coronavirus lockdown regulations.

Police officers physically removed celebrants as they dispersed a crowd at the world-famous Stonehenge site, a Bronze Age UNESCO World Heritage Site formed of circles of enormous standing stones. Thought to be at least 4,000 years old, the stones are so arranged as to align with the rising sun on the morning of Summer Solstice — today.

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Spain to Approve Pardons for 9 Imprisoned Catalan Separatists, PM Says

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in a speech on Monday that the Spanish Cabinet will approve pardons for nine separatist Catalan politicians and activists imprisoned for their roles in the 2017 independence move, despite strong opposition.

Sanchez made the announcement in Barcelona while outlining the roadmap for the future of the northeastern region before a few hundred civil society representatives. The cabinet are due to approve the pardons on Tuesday.

Twelve separatist leaders were convicted for sedition and other crimes and nine of them were handed lengthy prison terms after they pushed ahead with a banned secession referendum and declared independence a few days later based on its results. Most unionists boycotted the vote, which took place amid police violence to stop it.

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Survey: Poles Don’t Want Donald Tusk to Return to Polish Politics

A new survey shows that there is little interest from Poles in former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk making a return to the Polish political scene.

The data shows that 44.8 percent of Poles are against Tusk’s return to Polish politics compared to only 28.3 percent who want him to come back, according to a recent survey by SW Research for Polish daily Rzeczpospolita.

Another 26.9 percent declared that they did not have an opinion on the matter.

For several days, Polish media has been filled with reports about the potential return of former Civic Platform (PO) Prime Minister Donald Tusk to Polish politics. Such a move would supposedly help the Civic Platform overcome its current internal crisis.

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Sweden Plunges Into Political Chaos After Prime Minister Lofven Ousted in Historic No Confidence Vote

Sweden’s centre-left Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was ousted in a no-confidence vote in parliament on Monday, plunging the country into deep political uncertainty. Lofven, 63, was the first Swedish prime minister to be ousted by a no-confidence motion put forward by the opposition in the European Union member state of about 10 million people.

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Swedish National Museum Adds ‘Insane’ Racism Warnings to Classical Art

In a series of warnings by the Swedish National Museum, classic 19th-century art is presented as patriarchal, reactionary, and borderline dangerous due to alleged features of racism, sexism, and nationalism.

The Swedish National Museum has added politically-flavoured warning texts to swaths of its collection.

Most of the warnings concern classic 19th-century paintings and the Nordic national romanticism movement in particular, which prompted Leif Gren, an archaeologist at the Swedish National Heritage Board, to accuse the museum of placing “facilitating pointers” to provide the public with “misleading politicisation” in an opinion piece for Vestmanlands Läns Tidning.

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The Swiss Say “No,” “Nein,” to Costly Regulations

Voters in Switzerland, one of the world’s most competitive and free economies, disapproved a revision on Sunday to the Alpine country’s climate law that would have increased taxes on driving and flying.

In the referendum, Swiss voters nixed a trio of expensive environmental proposals, including a carbon tax, an artificial pesticide ban, and a redirection of subsidies to farmers who no longer use pesticides.

“Many [Swiss] voters appear to have worried about the impact on the economy as the country tries to recover from COVID-19,” the BBC reported. “Opponents [of the proposed regulations] also pointed out that Switzerland is responsible for only 0.1% of global emissions, and expressed doubts that such policies would help the environment.”

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UK Government Hires COVID Passport Contractor That Suggested Redeploying the Tech as National ID

The UK government is facing pushback from politicians and rights groups over its award of a £250,000 (approximately $345,000) vaccine passport contract to a global IT firm that has previously suggested vaccine passport infrastructure be redeployed into a “national citizen ID program” and used to facilitate valuable data collection.

The IT firm Entrust was awarded the contract by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) last month and tasked with providing cloud computing software for the COVID-status certification scheme that’s run by the UK government’s digital health and social care unit — NHSX.

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UK ‘May Need More Lockdowns This Winter’, Claims Senior Medic and SAGE Member

A government scientific advisor has signalled that Britons may not see the end of Chinese coronavirus restrictions in July, saying that the UK “may have to do further lockdowns this Winter”.

Monday the 21st of June was supposed to be Boris Johnson’s ‘Freedom Day’, when all lockdown restrictions would be lifted after the government’s successful vaccine programme saw 81 per cent of the adult population receive their first dose of the vaccine, with 59 per cent fully vaccinated to date.

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UK: ‘How is This Legal?’ BBC Bans White People From Applying for Springwatch & One Show Job

THE BBC has found itself at the centre of a discrimination storm after banning white people from applying for a production management role, as one furious critic musing “imagine the riots if it had been the other way round.”

The public service broadcaster said only people from ethnic minorities are eligible to fill the £17,810 role in its science unit in Glasgow. David Kurten, leader of the Heritage Party and a former member of the London Assembly, called the policy “racism”.

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UK: ‘Churchill Was a Racist!’ Cambridge Uni Sign Vandalised as Activist Hit Out at Britain

EXTINCTION REBELLION activists stencilled “Churchill was a racist” on a sign at University of Cambridge.

The youths say they are determined to prevent “Cambridge colleges censor the truth about their harmful historical and modern connections” and so defaced the sign last night. It comes after Churchill College at the redbrick university disbanded its working group on Churchill, Race and Empire, which was set up during the renewed Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests last summer.

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UK: GB News Viewing Figures: How ‘Anti-Woke’ Channel Ratings Compare as it Takes on Sky & BBC

GB News is the newest channel on TV, chaired by former BBC presenter Andrew Neil. But how do GB News’ viewing figures compare to the likes of BBC News and Sky?

GB News had its opening night on Sunday, June 13. Andrew Neil told viewers that it would showcase “passionate presenters with strong, heartfelt personalities and a flair and sense of humour”, who would be tasked with promoting “unheard” points of view. GB News has faced a rocky start so far, with big-name advertisers like Ikea and Kopparberg pulling their promotions, with the Swedish flatpack giant claiming the channel doesn’t match its “humanistic values”. Mr Neil quickly hit back at the suggestion, mocking the firm for being fined this week after being found to run a three-year spying campaign against its own workers in France.

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UK: Lockdown Trauma Causing 5-Year-Olds to Suffer Panic Attacks as Disastrous Mental Health Toll Revealed

Children in the UK as young as five are suffering panic attacks and other psychological trauma as a result of COVID lockdowns, leaving 1.5 million kids in need of mental health treatment, according to a new report.

NHS leaders say that the impact of repeated lockdowns has left children fearful of leaving their homes or meeting their friends amid an explosion of “locked-in trauma.”

“Forecasts seen by this newspaper state that an extra 1.5 million children and young people will require mental health support “as a direct impact of the pandemic” during the next three to five years,” reports the Telegraph. “The calculations from the Centre for Mental Health, involving NHS economists, suggest demand will be as much as three times greater than the capacity of mental health services.”

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UK: Oxford Alumni Warn Woke Mob Wants ‘Sensitivity Readers’ to Vet and Edit University’s Oldest Newspaper

Oxford University alumni have slammed attempts by the Student Union there to employ “sensitivity readers” to vet, edit and place ‘trigger warnings’ on the institution’s oldest newspaper in order to resolve ‘problematic’ articles.

As the London Telegraph reports, ‘Student Consultancy of Sensitivity Readers’ are to be paid by Oxford Student Union to address “high incidences of insensitive material being published” by the Cherwell newspaper.

The SU has received complaints from some offended students that “problematic articles” are being published that contain “implicitly racist or sexist” or “just generally inaccurate and insensitive” opinions.

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UK: Professors Call for Hate Speech Protections to be Extended to Animals

Authored by Jonathan Turley

Two professors at the University of Sheffield have published a piece in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies to extend hate speech protections to animals to deal with hateful “speciesist” remarks. Drs. Josh Milburn and Alasdair Cochrane insist that such protections will help achieve a “more benign human—animal relations within society.” The need for speech criminalization is based on the view that “some animals do seem to have their social confidence eroded because of their awareness of the risk of violence.”

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UK: Schools Warned That Promoting Concept of “White Privilege” is Harming Disadvantaged White Students

Schools in the UK have been told by a cross-party committee of MPs that promoting the notion of “white privilege” could breach equality laws while also harming disadvantaged white students.

The committee report found that despite the relentless narrative that “white privilege” is holding back non-white students, white students are actually underperforming.

“In 2019, 17.7 per cent of free school meal eligible white British pupils achieved grade 5 or above in English and maths, compared with 22.5 per cent of all FSM-eligible pupils,” reports Schoolsweek.

The report notes that disadvantaged white children do not have “white privilege,” with MPs “(concerned) about the impact that hearing terms like that presented as fact will have on those children.”

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UK: Teacher Investigated After Using N-Word to Help Students Properly Pronounce Name of African Country

A teacher in the UK is under investigation and faces possible termination after he used the n-word in class to remind students to be careful when pronouncing the name of the African country Niger.

“David Collins, a geography teacher at Chestnut Grove Academy in Balham, south London, told pupils how to correctly pronounce the name of the west African country. He said that it should not be confused with the offensive racist word, which he said in front of the class,” reports the London Times.

Collins said that Niger is pronounced “nee-zher,” to roughly rhyme with Pierre, while also using the n-word to differentiate the two.

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A Year After Twitter Was Sued for Allegedly Conspiring With Saudi Arabia to Censor Dissent, The Lawsuit Sits in Limbo

It has been almost a year since Ali Al-Ahmed, a Saudi who was granted asylum in the US in 1998, filed a lawsuit against Twitter in the Southern District of New York for the platform allegedly turning a blind eye to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) spies it employed accessing his personal data to hand over to KSA’s government.

And not much has changed — the court and Judge Valerie Caproni who is in charge are yet to make any moves and decide whether the case can proceed.

In the lawsuit filed in June 2020, Al-Ahmed, who is a political dissident, accused Twitter of ignoring this handiwork of two of its employees, Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo — allegedly Saudi intelligence officers — who were themselves charged in the US with espionage a year earlier.

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh: Islamic Racket Busted, Converting Poor, Deaf and Dumb Boys and Women From Hindus to Islam

Police arrested two Muslim clerics.

Upendra Bharti | HENB | New Delhi | June 21, 2021:: A racket of Islamic Conversion in Noida, Uttar Pradesh has been busted which has a multi location connection.

In this case UP ATS has arrested Two Maulanas (Islamic clerics). For the last two years this racket was operative and they were engaged in converting thousands of deaf-mute children and women into Islam, as per available report.

Police have also hinted evidence of foreign funding with this conversion racket.

Right now, only two Muslim clerics have been arrested so far, but more than 100 people may be involved, as apprehend by UP police.

Prashant Kumar, ADG (Law and Order), UP, said that 350 people were converted in Islam in the last one year. It has been reported that 18 children were converted of a deaf and dumb school in Noida.

He also said that people were converted by intimidation and inciting greed of money and jobs in foreign countries.

So far more than a thousand people have been allegedly converted in the last two years. He said evidence of foreign funding was also found in the case. A reliable source hinted, ‘ISI funding from Pakistan’ could operate this racket of Islamic conversion throughout India in its Noida model…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum and Other Crypto Markets Feel Whiplash Amidst Chinese Crackdown

Today the Agricultural Bank of China deleted a statement they posted on their site that reiterated the countywide restrictions on cryptocurrency.

But not before CoinDesk could take notice. The punishments outlined are “termination of customer relationships” as well as being reported to Chinese authorities.

According to the Wall Street Journal, what’s going on now is an uptick in intensity.

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Dr. Peter Daszak Removed From Medical Journal’s COVID-19 Commission

EcoHealth Alliance president Dr. Peter Daszak has been removed from medical journal The Lancet‘s COVID-19 Commission following numerous expose’s by The National Pulse surrounding the scientist’s work with the Chinese Communist Party. The webpage for the Lancet’s commission now reads, “recused from Commission work on the origins of the pandemic,” under Daszak’s entry.

[Comment: Good.]

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Rand Paul: Coronavirus “In All Likelihood, Came From the Lab”

Senator Rand Paul warned this past weekend that scientists dismissing the Wuhan lab leak theory have extensive conflicts of interest and that all the evidence points to this hypothesis being the most likely.

Appearing on Fox News, Paul said “When you look at COVID-19, it doesn’t even seem to infect bats very well. It doesn’t infect an intermediate animal. They checked 80,000 animals at the wet markets in Wuhan. None of the animals at the wet market would accept COVID-19 or were positive for it.”

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Video: Biden Security Advisor Refuses to Say How China Will be Punished for Non-Cooperation With COVID Investigations

Likely expecting a softball interview on CNN Sunday, Joe Biden’s national security advisor surprisingly found himself having to dodge questions about what action will be taken to pressure China to co-operate with investigations into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Australia Man Arrested Over Alleged ISIS Membership

A Sydney man was arrested by Australian police on Friday on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization, according to a joint statement released by the Australian Federal Police and New South Wales Police Force on Saturday.

The man, who remains unnamed, has been charged with the offense of membership of a terrorist organization under 102.3(1) of the Criminal Code. If found guilty, the suspect could be sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

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Biological Male Will Compete in Women’s Weightlifting for New Zealand in Tokyo Olympics

Laurel Hubbard, a biological male who identifies as a transwoman, has qualified for a spot on New Zealand’s women’s weightlifting team for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. Hubbard, who is 43, will also be the oldest Olympian to compete.

“I am grateful and humbled by the kindness and support that has been given to me by so many New Zealanders,” Hubbard said in a statement, according to the BBC.

This will be the first time that the world will see a biological male competing against biological women in the Olympic Games.

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Revealed: How Your Taxes Paid for $3 Billion Worth of Trains and Ferries From China Which Used to be Made in Australia Only a Decade Ago

Taxpayers in one Australian state spent $2.6billion on trains from China, with operating costs factored in. Less than a decade ago, Sydney’s trains were made in Newcastle.

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Secret China Plot to Declare the Great Barrier Reef as Ecologically ‘In Danger’ Threatens to Wipe $6billion From the Australian Economy and Destroy 60,000 Jobs

Beijing has been secretly plotting with a China-chaired United Nations committee to have the environmental health status of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef downgraded.

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Pope Francis: ‘Let Us Open Our Heart to Refugees’

ROME — Pope Francis called for greater openness to migrants and refugees Sunday, joining the United Nations in celebrating World Day of Refugees.

“Let us open our heart to refugees; let us make their sorrows and their joys our own; let us learn courageous resilience from them!” the pope urged the crowds gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for his weekly Angelus message and blessing.

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Former Reddit CEO: “Deplatforming Works”

According to former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, deplatforming works. Pao, who became infamous for her pro-censorship policies when she was Reddit’s CEO, said that in response to a study that found that conservative groups’ popularity decreased when they were deplatformed on mainstream platforms such as YouTube.

“Deplatforming hate works,” Pao wrote on Twitter. “It worked on reddit in 2015, and now it’s working on YouTube.”

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Mexico Fans Banned From World Cup Qualifiers for ‘Homophobia’ — Tournament Will be in Qatar, Where Homosexuality is Illegal

FIFA, the international ruling body for football (soccer), has ruled that the next two qualifying games to be played in Mexico will be played in empty stadiums, because of the famous “puto” chant fans use.

According to Insider, “the fan ban is the strongest sanction ever taken against the Mexican national team, and there might be more on the way.”

“FIFA is still investigating incidents that happened during the Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football Nations League (CONCACAF) games against Costa Rica and the USA earlier in June.”

The Insider article goes on to say that “Mexico fans broke out in homophobic chants during both of those games, which forced officials to pause the games and issue warnings to the stands.”

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Patreon Deplatforms Censored Video Archive altCensored for “Hate Speech”

altCensored, a platform that archives videos that have been censored or limited by YouTube, has been booted by the fan-funding platform Patreon for “hate speech.”

The platform has received around 500,000 unique monthly visitors over the last year, according to estimates based on web analytics company SimilarWeb and altCensored’s server logs.

And altCensored had turned to Patreon to help cover its web hosting costs.

“We depended on Patreon to mainly cover around $100 a month in hosting,” altCensored told Reclaim The Net. “We are just trying to document removed material from YouTube and cover our hosting costs as we do it.”

But in an email to the platform, Patreon accused altCensored of violating its community guidelines on hate speech and alleged that altCensored had hosted content that propagates “negative stereotypes or segregational content towards protected communities.”

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/21/2021

  1. “Biological Male Will Compete in Women’s Weightlifting for New Zealand in Tokyo Olympics”

    Y’know, at first I thought this was one of those US-like atheletes, who transitioned in name only and just before a competition. But this woman transitioned 8 years ago. Complaining about this just shows people talk about topics they know nothing about.

    Yes, men have stronger bones and more muscle mass, but that’s only because of testosterone. Once you inject female hormones, those features deteriorate and become feminine. Similarily, a female body injected with testosterone grows more muscles and stronger bones, that’s why female bodybuilders essentially look like men.

    A recent study confims older studies that show transsexual individuals indeed have brains of the opposite sex than their bodies.

    The only issue with this is the publicity it’s receiving nowadays, since normally a person would transition quietly and not tell everybody they’ve been born in the wrong body, because that then completely fails the point of transitioning. That’s what we need to step up against. This and the indoctrination of children. Only doctors can decide whether or not an individual is transsexual, not the individual her- or himself. Let’s make private topics private again, without harming individuals who are already suffering from some form of health ailment.

    • Sounds like you’ve fallen for the propaganda. AK. A female body will grow stronger if testosterone is added. Even a cream helps. But it does not turn a female body into male.

      To claim otherwise is cruel to youngsters with gender dysphoria. And to mutilate them while telling them they’ll feel better afterwards is… another candidate for future Nuremberg processes.

      • These “successful” sickos are the result of by now must be heaps of failed. This is what the the Nazis we’re up to. Very camp thinking.

    • I was a member of a local gym about 23 years ago. One of the fellow members was a lady who had two children. Once the children were grown and on their own the lady joined the gym and began testosterone treatments. While her face was still somewhat ladylike her body was that of a male and one that you didn’t argue with. The whole thing was a fascinating study. I think that one of the fellow members who was attending one of our local colleges at the time wrote a paper on what the treatments had accomplished.

  2. Please note that the NZ public are generally against this trans woman competing against real women. As a man the trans was barely internationally competitive. Against women she is potentially a champion. It ruins women’s sports and the real women should refuse to compete.

    • It also spits on and with a slightly blended knee – in the face of truth. Makes any enemy focused on working out where and when absolutely new clear. So called western Mankind had better step up to the plate soon before Mother Nature decides – game over. ‘I have had enough. I want to scream. I just want to scream it all away. My nerves can’t take any more.’

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