Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/29/2021

A motorcyclist was driving on Interstate 35 in Fort Worth along the white lines between lanes of cars. When a driver almost hit him, the motorcyclist became angry and parked his bike, stopping traffic. He dismounted and drew a gun, pointing it at the driver of the car that almost hit him. The driver had kids in his car, so he drew his own gun and shot the motorcyclist multiple times, killing him. The driver is cooperating with police, and there were numerous witnesses to the incident. The police say no charges have been filed.

In other news, Greece is offering to pay 18-25-year-olds €150 to get the vax.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Dean, Fjordman, Insubria, MC, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» AOC Joins White House Protesters With Infrastructure, Climate Demands
» Biden’s Aid to Minority and Women Owned Restaurants ‘Fully Canceled’ After Judge Rules Race and Gender-Based Funding is Unconstitutional
» BLM Activists Block Minneapolis Councilwoman’s Car Until She Agrees to Drop Charges Against Rioters
» Breaking: White House Press SEC Says No Updates on Timeline for Re-Opening Borders With Canada, Europe
» CA News Crew Held Up at Gunpoint — During Interview With Anti-Violence Official
» Critical Race Theory Will Not be Taught in Forest Hills School District, Says Superintendent
» Critical Race Theory Dominates Oldham County School Board Meeting as Discord Continues
» Dozens Show Up to Last Bozeman School Board Meeting Rallying Against Critical Race Theory
» Gas Prices Hit 7-Year High as High Travel Volumes and Shortages Plague the US
» Group Protests Critical Race Theory at Forest Hills Schools, But Teachers Say They’re Not Teaching it
» L.A. County Recommends Everyone Wear Masks Indoors, Even the Fully Vaccinated, Due to Delta Variant Fears
» Local Group Protests Mask Policy in New Mexico Public Schools
» Man Pleads Guilty in Store Fire During Unrest After Protests
» Motorcyclist Killed in Fort Worth Road Rage Shooting Stopped Traffic, Pointed Gun at SUV Driver, Police Say
» MSNBC’s Joy Reid Suffers Lowest Viewership in Show’s History
» New Yorkers Who Posted Molotov Cocktail Recipe on Social Media During Protests Pleads Guilty to Civil Disorder
» NSA Denies Tucker Carlson’s Claims it is Spying on Him
» Project Veritas Exposes ‘Illegal Electioneering’ In NYC Mayoral Race — County Interpreter Fired Within Hours
» Supreme Court Leaves CDC Eviction Ban in Place Through July 31
» Viral Video: Pro Wrestler Slams ‘Activist Athlete’ For Turning Back on National Anthem
» White House Deflects When Asked About Allegations That NSA is Spying on Tucker Carlson
 
Canada
» Alberta Pastor Found in Contempt of Court, Another Has Jail Sentence Extended for Holding Worship Services
» Canada Wants to Fine People Up to $50,000 for “Online Hate Speech”
» Car With Human Remains Found Burning Near Sudbury, Ontario
» COVID-19: Illegal Gatherings in Manitoba Lead to $37K in Fines
» Ford Government Commits $300,000 to Combat Islamophobia in Schools
» Trudeau Government Interest Costs Could Increase to $35 Billion: Report
» Trudeau Liberals Say All New Cars Sold in Canada After 2035 Will be Electric
» Vast Majority of Canadians Don’t Want to Cancel Canada Day: Poll
» Watch: Dave Rubin Slams Justin Trudeau as an ‘Absolutely Ridiculous Clown of a Prime Minister’
» Watch: Trudeau Demands Pope Fly to Canada to Apologize for Church’s Role in Residential Schools
 
Europe and the EU
» “We Will Continue to be Attacked as Long as We Care for About National Interests’ Says Hungarian Foreign Minister to Poland’s TVP Network
» Bizarre Hysterical Reaction to England’s Chief Medical Officer Being “Harassed”
» Fighting Low Uptake of Shots, Greece Will Pay Young People $180 to Get Vaccinated
» French Far-Left Activist Arrested After Alleged Baseball Bat Attack on Conservatives
» German Mayor Upset Migrants Being Stereotyped After Islamist Mass Stabbing
» Malta: Artists Denied COVID Protest Permit… Because of COVID Restrictions
» Number of People in EU With Higher Education is Rising: Report
» Shocker: Lisbon Court Rules That Only 0.9% of ‘Verified Cases’ Attributed to COVID in Portugal Actually Died of It
» UK Coronavirus Tracking Data Breach Whistleblower Says She Was Wrongfully Fired
» UK: Electoral Commission Apologises for ‘Horrible’ Treatment of Brexit Campaigners
» Vatican Sets Up Sex-Abuse Panel on Dziwisz
» Woman Convicted for Spreading Islamic State Propaganda by Dutch Court
 
Middle East
» American Professors, NGOs Participate in Muslim Brotherhood-Affiliated Conference
» Iran: As an Anti-Christian Crackdown Intensifies, Three Men Put on Trial for Anti-State Propaganda
 
Far East
» Hong Kong Security Chiefs Get a Promotion
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia’s Vaccination Rollout in Chaos as Thousands Refuse to Get Abundant AstraZeneca Jab While Demand for Scarce Pfizer Skyrockets
» Why Australia Will Have to Live With Lockdowns and Border Bans While Europe and the US Return to Normal and Even Strict Singapore Outlines a Plan to Live With COVID-19 — So When Will We Finally be Free?
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Two Injured After Homemade Bomb Explodes Inside Congolese Catholic Church
 
Immigration
» Greg Abbott Executes a Hilarious But Completely Necessary Troll Using Biden’s ‘Stimulus’ Money
» More Than 1 Million Migrants Arrested at the US-Mexico Border Since October
» Nearly 40 Percent of Canadians Believe Trudeau Liberals’ Immigration Targets for the Country Are Too High
» South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Joins Other GOP Govs in Sending National Guard Troops to US-Mexico Border
» Supreme Court Denies Bond Hearings for Illegal Immigrants Who Return After Being Deported
» UK: Migrant Crisis: Nigel Farage Challenges Home Secretary Priti Patel to Come to the Border
» UK: Rescuers Carry Tiny Baby in an Animal Ear Onesie and Crying Toddlers Ashore in Heartbreaking Images — as Boats Carrying More Than 60 Migrants Are Plucked From Channel and Brought Into Dover
 
Culture Wars
» DuckDuckGo is Now the Second Most Popular Search Engine in the West
» French Parliament Finally Passes Bill Allowing IVF to Lesbian Couples and Single Women
» Gender-Neutral Option Added to Wisconsin Birth Certificates
» Skiff is a Privacy-Friendly Alternative to Google Docs
» UN Racism Report: States Should ‘Deliver Redress’ Including Reparations, Says Human Rights Chief
» World Economic Forum Makes Censorship Pledge to “Tackle Harmful Content and Conduct Online”
 

AOC Joins White House Protesters With Infrastructure, Climate Demands

The far-left is furious President Biden won’t back climate spending; reaction and analysis on ‘The Five’

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

Biden’s Aid to Minority and Women Owned Restaurants ‘Fully Canceled’ After Judge Rules Race and Gender-Based Funding is Unconstitutional

Minority and women owned restaurants are out of luck after the Biden administration’s attempt to help them first with the Restaurant Revitalization Fund backfired when a spate of lawsuits brought an end to the promised funding.

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

BLM Activists Block Minneapolis Councilwoman’s Car Until She Agrees to Drop Charges Against Rioters

On Sunday, extreme Black Lives Matter activists blocked Minneapolis City Council member Andrea Jenkins’s car in the street, forcing the councilwoman to stop and sign an agreed statement that commits to dropping charges against alleged rioters. The signing was captured on video.

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

Breaking: White House Press SEC Says No Updates on Timeline for Re-Opening Borders With Canada, Europe

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked on Tuesday about when the United States’ border would reopen to countries such as Canada and Europe, to which she said there was no updates.

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

CA News Crew Held Up at Gunpoint — During Interview With Anti-Violence Official

A Bay Area television news crew was held up at gunpoint while interviewing Oakland’s director of violence prevention — just hours after the city’s police chief warned of surging crime.

Two armed robbers tried to snatch a camera from the NBC Bay Area journalists as they filmed outside City Hall on Monday at around 3 p.m., the Oakland Police Department said in a statement.

A scuffle ensued and a private security guard — who was contracted by the news agency — pulled out a gun and told the suspects to scram.

The would-be robbers fled without the camera and no one was hurt, police said.

The brazen stick-up attempt took place during an interview with Guillermo Cespedes, head of the city’s Department of Violence Prevention, according to cops.

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

Critical Race Theory Will Not be Taught in Forest Hills School District, Says Superintendent

The superintendent of Forest Hills School District, repeating what he said at a May board meeting, told a gathered crowd Monday that critical race theory will not be taught and has not been taught in the district’s schools.

The board meeting at Nagel Middle School in Anderson Township drew dozens of people with signs denouncing what they call critical race theory with other parents leading a book drive to talk about diversity, inclusiveness and being positive.

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

Critical Race Theory Dominates Oldham County School Board Meeting as Discord Continues

BUCKNER, Ky. — A week after protesters derailed a school board meeting in Kentucky’s largest district, discord around “critical race theory” dominated another school board meeting Monday.

Most of the 25 people who spoke during the public comment portion of an Oldham County school board meeting Monday evening opposed the majority-white, affluent district’s diversity efforts, falsely believing them to be “critical race theory.”

“What is equity?” one woman asked. “It is to take something where someone earned it and go on and give it to someone else.”

She, along a handful of other parents, said she will keep her son home and teach him herself.

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

Dozens Show Up to Last Bozeman School Board Meeting Rallying Against Critical Race Theory

BOZEMAN — It was the last school board meeting of the academic year in Bozeman — and it surely went out with a bang, going on for hours. The meeting was the first in-person in almost a year, and administrators heard from dozens of people who showed up to express their concern, mainly to talk about the district’s equity policy and critical race theory (CRT).

Twenty-three states have have either banned or proposed bans that teach the CRT curriculum, which claims racism and division are not just based on personal prejudices, but are ingrained in America’s social, legal, and political institutions

During Monday’s meeting in Bozeman, one person exclaimed during the public comment period: “This country isn’t even a racist country. We elected Obama for two terms. So anybody who has the thought that this is a racist country, that we have to get it right is a completely left associate, Marxist… I can’t even have words.”

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

Gas Prices Hit 7-Year High as High Travel Volumes and Shortages Plague the US

Gas prices are at their highest since 2014 as millions of Americans are set to hit the road for the 4th of July weekend.

Concerns are growing over sky rocketing gas prices driven by shortages, surging demand and a lack of truck drivers. Some residences of Los Angeles are paying more than $6 per gallon as the national average is over $3.

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

Group Protests Critical Race Theory at Forest Hills Schools, But Teachers Say They’re Not Teaching it

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Controversy brewed in Forest Hills School District Monday evening when a group met to protest the teaching of critical race theory in the district, despite the district saying it doesn’t teach CRT.

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

L.A. County Recommends Everyone Wear Masks Indoors, Even the Fully Vaccinated, Due to Delta Variant Fears

Only 11 days after California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom announced the reopening of the state and the removal of COVID mandates, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is recommending that all residents begin to wear masks again in public indoor spaces, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated for the coronavirus, fearing the Delta variant.

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

Local Group Protests Mask Policy in New Mexico Public Schools

DEMING — A handful of local citizens took part in a state-wide protest on Saturday aimed at Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s health mandate requiring students to wear masks for a return to in-person learning in July. The Deming Public Schools is following the mandate handed down by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

The group demonstrated in front of the school district’s Emmett Shockley Administration Building at 400 Cody Road.

The statewide “No Masks for Children” protest took part in 11 New Mexico cities and was organized locally by Paul Hoylen. According to Hoylen, Sarah Smith of the New Mexico Freedoms Alliance in Las Cruces reached out to him to steer the local demonstration.

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

Man Pleads Guilty in Store Fire During Unrest After Protests

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge in a fire set at a home improvement store during the unrest last year that followed the first night of protests against police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

Derrick Weatherbe, 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday to malicious damage by means of fire of a building and property used in interstate commerce in the blaze at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in west Philadelphia. Unrest including thefts, vandalism, intentionally set fires and other property damage occurred in several neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia for several nights after the protests; the city enlisted the help of the National Guard.

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

Motorcyclist Killed in Fort Worth Road Rage Shooting Stopped Traffic, Pointed Gun at SUV Driver, Police Say

The driver of the SUV told police he shot the motorcyclist after the motorcyclist aimed a gun at the SUV driver, officials said.

Fort Worth police said Tuesday that the motorcyclist involved in a road rage incident on Interstate 35 last Friday died in the hospital after being shot by the driver of an SUV in a confrontation. Police said the confrontation happened after a near collision on the freeway.

The motorcyclist was driving in between lanes of traffic on the center white line of the highway, police said, when the SUV driver tried to change lanes without seeing the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist then parked in the road stopping traffic, got off his bike and walked toward the SUV driver with his gun drawn, officials said.

The driver of the SUV told police he shot the motorcyclist after the motorcyclist kept his weapon aimed at the vehicle even after the SUV driver told him that he had kids in the car. Instead, the motorcyclist walked toward the SUV with his gun pointed at the driver.

The SUV driver then got his own gun and shot the motorcyclist multiple times, telling officers he feared for his safety and that of his passengers, police said…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

MSNBC’s Joy Reid Suffers Lowest Viewership in Show’s History

The ReidOut, an MSNBC show hosted by Joy Reid, recently faced its lowest viewership in the show’s history, both in total viewership and in a key advertising demographic.

For the week of June 14-18, The ReidOut averaged a total of 1.2 million viewers, the smallest crowd since the show premiered in July 2020.

In another blow, the key advertising demographic of 25-54 averaged only 149,000 viewers, placing the show in 29th amongst cable news programs in that demographic.

The show, according to Fox News, finished behind 15 Fox News, five MSNBC, and eight CNN shows.

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

New Yorkers Who Posted Molotov Cocktail Recipe on Social Media During Protests Pleads Guilty to Civil Disorder

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Ryan Howe a/k/a Rylea Autumn, 27, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to civil disorder. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, who is handling the case, stated that in September 2020, there were violent protests and riots in Rochester over the deaths of George Floyd and Daniel Prude. In addition, on September 23, 2020, the Kentucky Attorney General announced that a grand jury had declined to indict police officers in relation to the death of Breonna Taylor. In the wake of the Kentucky Attorney General’s announcement, several members of the public — including people and groups in Rochester — expressed their disagreement with the decision not to charge the officers and declared their intention to protest in the evening on September 24, 2020. Through social media, several of these individuals expressed, in sum and substance, a desire to burn down the City of Rochester. A group of approximately 250 people protested in the streets of Rochester in the evening on September 24, 2020. Rochester Police Department officers were present at the protest for the purposes of, among other things, ensuring the safety of protesters and the public, and protecting property from damage.

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

NSA Denies Tucker Carlson’s Claims it is Spying on Him

The National Security Agency released a statement Tuesday evening refuting rumors that it was directed by the Biden administration to spy on Tucker Carlson.

Tucker previously said during his “Tucker Carlson Tonight” show on Fox News yesterday that he was certain the Biden administration’s Department of Defense was using the NSA to spy on him and other people working at Fox News.

The NSA fired back and noted that Tucker’s assertions that people at the NSA were monitoring his private conversations in an attempt to get “Tucker Carlson Tonight” taken off the air were false. As Tucker pointed out during his show Monday, it is extremely illegal for the NSA to spy on American citizens — and as the NSA noted in its statement, it is predominantly focused on foreign intelligence issues, not what a domestic TV show host is doing.

[Comment: Anyone who automatically believes what the government says is naive.]

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

Project Veritas Exposes ‘Illegal Electioneering’ In NYC Mayoral Race — County Interpreter Fired Within Hours

Project Veritas has discovered electioneering—attempts to sway the decision of voters on Election Day within 100 feet of polling stations—caught on camera during the Democratic primary for New York City’s mayoral race.

New York state election law 17-130(4), “Misdemeanor in relation to elections,” prohibits “[e]lectioneer[ing] on Election Day or on days of registration within one hundred feet, as defined herein, from a polling place.”

New York state election law 17-126(1) and (2), “Misconduct of election officers,” prohibits an “election officer” from revealing “to another person the name of any candidate for whom a voter has voted” or even communicating “his opinion, belief or impression as to how or for whom a voter has voted.”

An investigation by Project Veritas shows two polling station workers appearing to break New York state law on June 22, the official primary date for the city’s Democrats in the mayoral race, by offering opinions and personal views regarding specific candidates who were on the ballot for mayor.

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

Supreme Court Leaves CDC Eviction Ban in Place Through July 31

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a moratorium on evictions imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) due to the coronavirus pandemic can remain in place through the end of July.

The Court ruled 5-4 to reject a request by a group of landlords to order the immediate lifting of the moratorium. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined with the court’s liberal wing — Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor — to deny the landlords’ petition.

Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas indicated they would have lifted the ban.

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

Viral Video: Pro Wrestler Slams ‘Activist Athlete’ For Turning Back on National Anthem

U.S. Olympic competitor Gwen Berry turned her back during the national anthem at a trial event Sunday, and has drawn criticism for putting a shirt on her head with the slogan “Activist Athlete.”

Berry responded to the pushback by doubling down.

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

White House Deflects When Asked About Allegations That NSA is Spying on Tucker Carlson

“Tucker Carlson said that the NSA is spying on him. Is the administration aware of any espionage or listening efforts on US citizens by the NSA and is Tucker Carlson one of them?” Psaki was asked.

On Carlson’s show he told viewers that “we heard from a whistleblower within the US government who reached out to warn us that the NSA, the National Security Agency, is monitoring our electronic communications and is planning to leak them in an attempt to take the show off the air.”

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

Alberta Pastor Found in Contempt of Court, Another Has Jail Sentence Extended for Holding Worship Services

Pastors Artur Pawlowski and Tim Stephens are experiences judicial setbacks in their fight against Alberta Public Health after a judge found Pawlowski in contempt of court and extended Stephen’s jail sentence into July.

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

Canada Wants to Fine People Up to $50,000 for “Online Hate Speech”

The “Liberal” Canadian government plans to pass a law that criminalizes so-called online “hate speech,” with the punishment being fines of ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. The law only punishes social media users, it does not punish the platforms hosting the alleged hate speech and will introduce a new definition of “hate” that is yet to be revealed.

The law criminalizes online hate speech, with first time offenders getting a fine of C$20,000 (about US$16,200) and second time offenders getting a fine of C$50,000 (about US$40,500).

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

Car With Human Remains Found Burning Near Sudbury, Ontario

A car with human remains was found burning near Sudbury, Ontario on Sunday.

Ontario Provincial Police say the vehicle was discovered near Kukagami Lake Road in Markstay-Warren, just five kilometres north of Highway 17, reports Canadian Press.

Police say that an investigation is underway, as the Ontario Fire Marshall, the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, the Office of the Chief Coroner, and OPP specialty units begin with their search.

“At this time, the identity of the deceased has not been confirmed,” police said in a news release.

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

COVID-19: Illegal Gatherings in Manitoba Lead to $37K in Fines

Manitoba COVID-19 enforcement officers handed out $37,584 in fines to people caught at gatherings that contravened public health orders last week.

Between June 21 and June 27, according to the government, 31 tickets valued at $1,296 were given out to individuals, including 29 connected to gatherings in private residences or outdoors.

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

Ford Government Commits $300,000 to Combat Islamophobia in Schools

Lecce says that $225,000 will go directly to Ontario schools “to create digital resources for educators, students and parents to raise awareness about Islamophobia. These resources will provide information about Islamic practices, values and misconceptions, root causes of Islamophobia and ways to help end Islamophobia, racism and discrimination,” according to the announcement.

$75,000 of the funding “will provide culturally relevant resources to enhance well-being for families and help Muslim students prepare for the return to school in September.” The money is part of the larger Safe Return to Class fund.

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

Trudeau Government Interest Costs Could Increase to $35 Billion: Report

Canadian public policy think tank Fraser Institute warns that federal government interest costs could increase to $35 billion in 2021-2022, an increase of $13 billion if interest costs return to 2019-2020 levels.

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

Trudeau Liberals Say All New Cars Sold in Canada After 2035 Will be Electric

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have announced a new goal of 2035 for all passenger vehicles and light duty trucks to be zero-emissions vehicles. Previously the Liberal had set the goal at 2040, but moved it up today despite it not being likely that the government will meet its goal of 10 percent zero-emissions vehicles by 2025.

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

Vast Majority of Canadians Don’t Want to Cancel Canada Day: Poll

The uncovering of hundreds of unmarked graves and several burned-down churches had led to calls by several municipalities to cancel Canada Day.

However, in a Leger poll commissioned by Postmedia, 67 percent of Canadians did not support calls to “cancel Canada Day” and believe Canadian history is worth celebrating. Only 14 percent of Canadians polled support calls to cancel the national holiday in the wake of heightened tensions.

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

Watch: Dave Rubin Slams Justin Trudeau as an ‘Absolutely Ridiculous Clown of a Prime Minister’

In a recent episode of Cancel This with Angelo Isidorou, guest Dave Rubin slammed Justin Trudeau for being an “absolutely ridiculous clown of a Prime Minister.”

“But it might be that you guys are actually sort of the sun is setting on what a truly free Canada looks like. That’s what it seems like to me,” Rubin, host of the Rubin Report, pointed out.

He goes on to call Trudeau’s pandering the “worst sort of virtue signaling.”

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

Watch: Trudeau Demands Pope Fly to Canada to Apologize for Church’s Role in Residential Schools

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is demanding that the Pope apologizes for residential schools on Canadian soil after 751 unmark graves were found at Marieval Residential School. Trudeau previously said the Pope should apologize but has upped his tone after the second discovery of unmarked graves at a former residential school.

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

“We Will Continue to be Attacked as Long as We Care for About National Interests’ Says Hungarian Foreign Minister to Poland’s TVP Network

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjartó, answering criticism about Hungary’s new anti-pedophile law, stated that the European Commission is no longer the defender of EU treaties but a political body which operates against EU laws.

The new Hungarian anti-pedophile legislation, which banned the spread of LGBT content in schools, has been strongly criticized by the European Union and some other European leaders. At the same time, the law also has its defenders, including a range of politicians from Central and Eastern European countries.

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, called the bill a “disgrace” and “an infringement of basic EU rights”. She also announced that the European Commission would undertake actions against the bill.

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

Bizarre Hysterical Reaction to England’s Chief Medical Officer Being “Harassed”

After England’s Chief Medical Officer was accosted by a couple of drunk idiots on the street trying to get a selfie, the media reacted hysterically, claiming that Chris Whitty had been viciously harassed with government ministers calling for the culprits to be found and locked up.

The clip shows two men who are clearly inebriated trying to get a video selfie with Whitty as he attempts to walk away from them.

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

Fighting Low Uptake of Shots, Greece Will Pay Young People $180 to Get Vaccinated

The Greek government is planning to offer €150 to young adults aged 18 to 25 in the form of a pre-paid card if they take the vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the new measure, nicknamed the €150 ($180) “freedom pass” which young people will be able to spend on either travel or entertainment and will be eligible for hotels and flights as well as concerts and museums.

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

French Far-Left Activist Arrested After Alleged Baseball Bat Attack on Conservatives

A far-left activist of the French Communist Party (PCF) was arrested after allegedly attacking three conservative activists with a baseball bat in the suburbs of Paris ahead of the second round of regional election voting.

The incident took place on Friday evening at around 11:30 pm in the commune of Ormesson-sur-Marne, south-east of Paris, ahead of the second round of regional elections that occurred on Sunday.

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

German Mayor Upset Migrants Being Stereotyped After Islamist Mass Stabbing

Würzburg Mayor Christian Schuchardt has written an open letter decrying the possibility that refugees and migrants may be stereotyped after a Somali refugee stabbed three women to death in the city.

Mayor Christian Schuchardt, a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), expressed grief over the deaths of three women and the seven others injured by a 24-year-old Somalian refugee last Friday, and commended the bravery of those who attempted to stop the attacker.

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

Malta: Artists Denied COVID Protest Permit… Because of COVID Restrictions

A protest over COVID-19 restrictions due to be held on Wednesday by operators in Malta’s entertainment industry has been cancelled — because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The Malta Entertainment Industry and Arts Association said in a Facebook postthat the police had refused to issue a permit for its ‘controlled, seated and socially distant, peaceful protest’’ in Valletta because of the current restrictions on public gatherings. “Proceeding would subject our own members to fines as outlined in the current legislation,” the association said. It will hold a live-streamed press conference instead.

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

Number of People in EU With Higher Education is Rising: Report

Among people with higher education in the European Union, there is a clear difference between the two genders. It turns out that among women aged 25 to 34, the index with higher education is 46 percent, compared to only 35 percent among men.

Although the share of men with higher education has grown in the last 10 years, this growth rate was slower than in the case of women. As a result, the difference between the genders grew to 10.8-percentage points in 2020 from 9.4 percentage points in 2011.

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

Shocker: Lisbon Court Rules That Only 0.9% of ‘Verified Cases’ Attributed to COVID in Portugal Actually Died of It

Following a citizen’s petition, a Lisbon court was forced to provide verified COVID-19 mortality data, reports AndreDias.net.

According to the ruling, the number of verified COVID-19 deaths from January 2020 to April 2021 is only 152, not about 17,000 as claimed by government ministries.

All the “others” died for various reasons, although their PCR test was positive.

[the grandaddy of all con tricks — from a politician neat you]

           — Hat tip: MC [Return to headlines]
 

UK Coronavirus Tracking Data Breach Whistleblower Says She Was Wrongfully Fired

Serco, a company contracted by the UK’s government to hire and train Covid contact tracing staff, has been accused by a former employee of unfair dismissal. She claims that this happened after Serco found out that she was the whistleblower who revealed a data breach as a matter of public interest disclosure.

British media said in May that “at least one” member of Serco staff reported the breach — that involved leaking email addresses of some 300 contact tracers — to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

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

UK: Electoral Commission Apologises for ‘Horrible’ Treatment of Brexit Campaigners

The recently installed chairman of the UK’s electoral commission has issued an apology to Brexit campaigners for the “horrible” treatment they received after the 2016 EU referendum.

In his first interview since taking the top job at the commission, John Pullinger said that Britain’s election watchdog must be “more human” and “do better” than its performance after Brexit.

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

Vatican Sets Up Sex-Abuse Panel on Dziwisz

Cover-up claims dismissed as ‘calumny’ by JPII’s ex-secretary

(ANSA) — VATICAN CITY, JUN 25 — The Vatican has set up a commission to look at child sex abuse in the Polish Church and allegations by victims of cover-ups by late Pope John Paul II’s secretary Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, sources said Friday.

Dziwisz, 82, himself urged the commission to be set up to examine what he called “calumny”.

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco will head the commission, which has been set up in the wake of a Polish TV documentary that caused concern.

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Woman Convicted for Spreading Islamic State Propaganda by Dutch Court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted a 32-year-old woman and sentenced her to six years’ imprisonment Tuesday for involvement in war crimes committed by the so-called Islamic State extremist group in Syria and Iraq.

In the ground-breaking conviction, The Hague District Court ruled that Islamic State is a criminal organization with the aim of committing war crimes and convicted the woman of involvement in the war crimes for spreading IS propaganda from her home near Amsterdam.

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American Professors, NGOs Participate in Muslim Brotherhood-Affiliated Conference

Israel continues to draw the ire of hateful detractors who wish to see what they perceive as the “apartheid Jewish Zionist colonial state” replaced in full by a state called Palestine.

The Center for Islam & Global Affairs (CIGA) in Turkey hosted its second international conference on Palestine from June 18-23, sponsored in part by the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Turkish umbrella group the Global Coalition for Quds and Palestine. The program was replete with Palestinian propaganda, revisionist history, and blatant anti-Semitism and anti-Israel vitriol.

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Iran: As an Anti-Christian Crackdown Intensifies, Three Men Put on Trial for Anti-State Propaganda

Three converts, originally from Fardis, are accused of educating “in a deviant way” about Islam. Their relatives live under threat. The visa of a nun working at a leprosy hospital caring for Christians and Muslims for 26 years has not been renewed. Bishop Mathieu is still waiting to take possession of the diocese.

Tehran (AsiaNews) — As Iran’s ultra-right-wing new president Ebrahim Raisi is set to make his first moves, the fate of religious freedom, especially with respect to Iran’s Christian community, is increasingly a source of concern.

According to some sources, the Islamic Republic is cracking down on Christians, as evinced by the indictment last May of three converts from Fardis, Alborz province, under Article 500 of the Iranian Penal Code.

The three are the first people to go on trial since the amendment to the law introduced last February, reports International Christian Concern, a Christian and minority rights advocacy group.

According to available information, local authorities accuse Amin Khaki, Milad Goodarzi and Alireza Nourmohammadi of “engaging in propaganda that educates in a deviant way contrary to the holy religion of Islam.”

Witnesses say that last November police raided and searched the homes of the three men and seized various religious (Christian) material.

In early 2021, the authorities questioned some family members, but the affair seemed to end there, without further development, except the three men were forced to sign a pledge not to meet in person or online.

However, the three men were recently charged and put on trial a few days ago. Meanwhile, their families continue to face threats and restrictions.

Catholics too have been subjected to repressive restrictions. Earlier this month, the authorities refused to renew the visa of Sister Giuseppina Berti, a 75-year-old nun who spent the last 26 years of her life working in an Iranian leprosy hospital treating patients…

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Hong Kong Security Chiefs Get a Promotion

John Lee is now Hong Kong’s number two. Police Chief Chris Tang replaces him as secretary of security. For Carrie Lam, they played a key role in the difficult past two years. Pro-democracy activists see the promotion as the start of a “police state.” Lee and Tang had Apple Daily, the independent newspaper that closed yesterday, in their sights.

Hong Kong (AsiaNews) — China’s central government has promoted the Hong Kong officials responsible for implementing its national security law.

Secretary for Security John Lee was appointed Chief Secretary, the de facto second most powerful post in Hong Kong’s administration after Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

Lee replaces Matthew Cheung and leaves his post to Chris Tang, the police chief. Raymond Siu will take Tang’s place as the territory’s top cop.

According to state news agency Xinhua, the Chinese State Council gave the green light to the reshuffle on Wednesday, after receiving a request from Lam.

The latter stressed that the three promotions are due to the key role played by the three senior officials in dealing with the “unprecedented hardship” of the past two years…

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Australia’s Vaccination Rollout in Chaos as Thousands Refuse to Get Abundant AstraZeneca Jab While Demand for Scarce Pfizer Skyrockets

Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Tuesday the number of Pfizer doses entering the country each week would increase from 300,000 to 600,000 in July.

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Why Australia Will Have to Live With Lockdowns and Border Bans While Europe and the US Return to Normal and Even Strict Singapore Outlines a Plan to Live With COVID-19 — So When Will We Finally be Free?

Americans, Britons and Europeans — who have endured 15 months of restrictions — are now enjoying concerts, sports matches and summer holidays.

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Two Injured After Homemade Bomb Explodes Inside Congolese Catholic Church

A Sunday morning explosion caused by a homemade bomb inside a Catholic church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left at least two parishioners “seriously injured,” a parish priest told the Catholic News Agency.

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Greg Abbott Executes a Hilarious But Completely Necessary Troll Using Biden’s ‘Stimulus’ Money

Is it possible for something to be a masterful troll but also be completely necessary at the same time? Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has given us an answer to that question.

With the Biden administration abdicating its duty to enforce border laws, causing a massive surge in illegal immigration, Texas is taking matters into its own hands. But it’s where Abbott is getting the funding that is going to turn heads.

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More Than 1 Million Migrants Arrested at the US-Mexico Border Since October

More than 1 million migrants have been arrested after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border since last October, according to two US Department of Homeland Security officials, surpassing the 2019 border crisis tally with three months still left in the fiscal year.

The Biden administration has been bracing for a high number of arrests along the US southern border since early this year. In March, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas estimated that the US was “on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years.”

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Nearly 40 Percent of Canadians Believe Trudeau Liberals’ Immigration Targets for the Country Are Too High

Close to 40 percent of Canadians believe the immigration target for the country is too high, a new poll from the University of British Columbia and the Angus Reid Institute suggests.

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Joins Other GOP Govs in Sending National Guard Troops to US-Mexico Border

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem announced on Monday that the state will send 50 National Guard troops to Texas to assist in securing the southern border.

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Supreme Court Denies Bond Hearings for Illegal Immigrants Who Return After Being Deported

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that illegal immigrants who reentered the U.S. without authorization after already having been deported are not entitled to bond hearings.

A 6-3 decision split between the court’s conservative and liberal justices held that a federal statute requiring detention for non-residents who have already received an administratively final removal order applied, even though the illegal immigrants were seeking withholding hearings to keep them from being sent back to their countries of origin. The court ruled that because they were now facing removal based on the reinstatement of the previous final order, they were not entitled to a hearing to argue for release.

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UK: Migrant Crisis: Nigel Farage Challenges Home Secretary Priti Patel to Come to the Border

Home Secretary Priti Patel should visit Britain’s border in Dover to witness the scale of the illegal boat migration crisis, Brexit leader Nigel Farage said after witnessing more migrants being ferried off to “four-star” hotels from the beaches of Dungeness.

“I am challenging now Priti Patel, come and visit Dover, come and visit Dungeness, come and speak to these people who have to deal with this every single day,” Mr Farage said on Monday afternoon.

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UK: Rescuers Carry Tiny Baby in an Animal Ear Onesie and Crying Toddlers Ashore in Heartbreaking Images — as Boats Carrying More Than 60 Migrants Are Plucked From Channel and Brought Into Dover

Babies and young children are among more than 60 migrants to make the Channel crossing today.

Around seven babies and three children made the dangerous trip and landed in Dover, Kent.

They were wrapped up in warm clothing as they were helped on to British soil by Border Force officials.

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DuckDuckGo is Now the Second Most Popular Search Engine in the West

DuckDuckGo is one of the privacy-focused alternatives to Google’s massive ad business operation taking place under the guise of a search engine.

Regardless, Google Search has for years if not decades been the most widely used search tool, at least in the western world. Installed and integrated into every Android device and made default even in Google’s rival browsers, the search market is an effective monopoly that’s a very hard nut to crack.

However, DuckDuckGo is now reporting that it has seen significant growth, both in terms of numbers and market status, having had over 50 million app downloads over the last 12 months — which is said to be more than in all previous years put together.

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French Parliament Finally Passes Bill Allowing IVF to Lesbian Couples and Single Women

Lesbian couples and single women in France are set to celebrate a milestone on Tuesday when parliament finally passes a bill giving them access to fertility treatment for the first time.

Under current French law, only heterosexual couples have the right to access medically assisted procreation methods such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Lesbian couples and single women who want children have to travel abroad for IVF using donor sperm.

That is set to change under the new legislation introduced by President Emmanuel Macron’s government.

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Gender-Neutral Option Added to Wisconsin Birth Certificates

Parents will have new, gender-neutral options for identifying themselves on a child’s birth certificate in Wisconsin starting July 1, Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Monday.

Starting July 1, birth forms will also begin using “parent giving birth” as opposed to the term mother. This is a move backed by the Biden administration, who also prefers the term “birthing person” to mother.

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Skiff is a Privacy-Friendly Alternative to Google Docs

There’s certainly a market for it, and it won’t stop growing any time soon — for a privacy-first alternative to Google Docs, that is, one that promises features like expiring links, secure workspaces, and password protection.

Skiff — founded in March 2020 — is reported to be one such alternative, touting end-to-end encryption as its selling point, just as more and more people are beginning to question the wisdom of allowing an ad business-driven and prone to political pressure behemoth like Google control every aspect of their online lives — from browsing, search, the most most popular video platform (YouTube), the most popular mobile OS (Android), all the way to the most widely used real-time collaboration platform (Google Docs).

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UN Racism Report: States Should ‘Deliver Redress’ Including Reparations, Says Human Rights Chief

The U.N. human rights chief, in a landmark report launched after the killing of George Floyd in the United States, is urging countries worldwide to do more to help end discrimination, violence and systemic racism against people of African descent and “make amends” to them — including through reparations.

The report from Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, offers a sweeping look at the roots of centuries of mistreatment faced by Africans and people of African descent, notably from the transatlantic slave trade. It seeks a “transformative” approach to address its continued impact today.

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World Economic Forum Makes Censorship Pledge to “Tackle Harmful Content and Conduct Online”

The World Economic Forum, an international group that works to “shape global, regional and industry agendas,” has formed a new “Global Coalition for Digital Safety” that’s made up of Big Tech executives and government officials and intends to come up with new “innovations” to police “harmful content and conduct online.”

The scope of so-called “harmful” content that will be targeted by this Global Coalition for Digital Safety is far-reaching and encompasses both legal content (such as “health misinformation” and “anti-vaccine content”) and illegal content (such as child exploitation and abuse and violent extremism).

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13 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/29/2021

    • Yes but we know all this. We have known everything from the beginning. There is nothing left to know. Time for non Muslim nations governments to do what needs to be done to crush these suicide bonkers before we get it.

      • Arm up and start getting busy, quit looking to the right and left of you for someone to take a stand, it begins with you.

  1. Just when you thought the US Congress couldn’t go any lower or get any more loathsome, they acceded to this atrocity.

    67 traitorous Repubicans voted with their Demo-Commie colleagues to desecrate our Capitol and remove all the statues of anyone who was a member of the Confederacy.

    How stupid and mean spirited can you get? At this point, nobody knows.

    The purge by the Bidenista Junta is relentless and never ending.

    After seeing President Trump’s rally last Saturday it is clear that he is the President in Exile and the drooling idiot who sits eating ice cream in the White House is nothing but a hologram placeholder for the Marxists who are running things.

    Our Republic cannot survive 2-4 years of this horror. There will be nothing left.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9740611/House-votes-REMOVE-bust-Chief-Justice-Robert-Taney-Confederate-President-Jefferson-Davis.html

    • Our republic was dead a generation ago. My opinion was that it was put on this path more than a century ago during the Wilson administration, when the amendments for the income tax and direct election of senators were put in place. Also, he presided over the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote; this granting of franchise certainly hastened the downfall of our republic.

      That it has managed to last so long past those mortal blows was certainly due to the much higher level of intelligence and morality of those earlier generations, and the strength of the constraints the Founders had put in place to bind the government to try and prevent what it has turned into today.

      The best thing to do is hasten the end of this abomination and allow the purging of those who do not want or cannot accept the changes necessary to build a new republic. And mark my words, it will take a sea of blood and the lives of 𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 before the work to start the building of a new republic can even begin.

  2. Mohamed B., the Moroccan who had stabbed 3 girls and their mother in a holiday village in Hautes-Alpes is declared criminally irresponsible (Update)
    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/06/30/hautes-alpes-une-mere-et-ses-trois-filles-agressees-coups-de-couteau-un-motif-religieux/

    Marseille: Sub-Saharan migrants refuse to move to the brand new Adoma home because it does not include a common kitchen and place of worship
    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/06/30/marseille-des-migrants-sub-sahariens-refusent-de-demenager-dans-le-foyer-adoma-flambant-neuf-car-il-ne-comprend-pas-de-cuisine-commune-et-de-lieu-de-culte/

    • The current form of government is finished yes, you will now see a strongman take power at some point. Democracy as we know it is dead and you ain’t voting your way out of it.

  3. Australia has subsidised IVF for single women and lesbians for years. Men can’t find a woman to marry anymore.

    Female suffrage. As a woman I should agree with this and did until I realised that most women “think” with their emotions and are mathematically illiterate in general. This makes them demand we bring everyone from third world countries to enjoy first world conditions without the intelligence to realise it just turns first world countries into third world countries and they are too busy struggling for their own survival to help anyone. This is what we are now seeing in the US. Flooding the US with people from the third world has meant Americans are now barricaded in their own homes and struggling to make ends meet so they can no longer help anyone.
    Also, the US ,which helped the UK and Australia during WW2 is a different country to the one we see today full of third world immigrants focussed on self gratification. There is no way they will sacrifice anything to help the UK or Australia, those people are now in nursing homes and unable to fight another world war. Same here in Australia. The mass migration from the third world has brought people who have no feelings of brotherhood with the US or UK. They are from completely alien cultures ,languages and backgrounds and yes ,a different race. Has to be said. What feelings of brotherhood does a Chinese Australia have for a Latin American US? None

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