Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/4/2021

A young black man named Winston “Boogie” Smith was shot to death yesterday during an attempt by U.S. Marshals to arrest him on a felony firearms warrant in a parking garage in the Uptown district of Minneapolis. Mr. Boogie allegedly pulled a gun and fired at the arresting officers, and deputies from two neighboring counties returned fire, killing him. A female companion in his vehicle was wounded by glass shards. No Minneapolis police were involved in the incident. After the shooting, protesters gathered in the street outside the parking garage, and when night fell they began burning dumpsters and looting. Mr. Boogie’s family issued a statement demanding justice.

In other news, despite the controversy over newly released emails about Anthony Fauci’s involvement in “gain of function” research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, President Joe Biden expressed his confidence in Dr. Fauci.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Jobs Report Misses Estimates With 559,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.8%
 
USA
» BCA: Man Shot and Killed by Police Fired From Inside Vehicle; No Footage of Incident
» Beloit College Creates Blacks-Only Space for Students to Hang Out
» Biden Says He’s ‘Very Confident’ In Fauci — Despite Lab-Leak Emails
» Breaking: Laura Loomer Calls Out Twitter CEO for Censorship at Bitcoin Event
» Critical Race Theory, Anti-Mask Protesters Disrupt Buncombe School Board Meeting
» DA: Charges Filed Against 10 People Arrested During Protests, Riots in Portland
» Former Rep. Katie Hill Ordered to Pay Attorneys’ Fees in Failed Revenge-Porn Lawsuit Against Daily
» Government’s UFO Report Cannot Explain Aerial Phenomena
» JPMorgan to Continue Freeze on Donations to Republican Lawmakers That Contested 2020 Election
» Judicial Watch Obtains More Shocking Fauci Emails
» Kansas Universities Asked to Compile List of Courses That Teach Critical Race Theory
» Looting and Rioting in Minneapolis After Fatal Police Shooting
» ‘Never Gave Up’: Cops Crack 1972 Cold-Case Murder of 15-Year-Old Stabbed 36 Times
» Nonprofit Chief Ignored House Republican Questions About Wuhan Lab: Report
» NYC Shrink Tells Yale Audience She Fantasizes About Shooting White People in Head
» Protests Rage Again in Minneapolis After Cops Fatally Shoot Fugitive Who Fired at Them
» Seattle Times Sues City of Seattle Over Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Missing Text Messages During Protests
» Stonewall Protesters Smash Window of Famed NYC Eatery Carbone
» ‘They Shouldn’t be Allowed to Get Away With This’: Trump Slams Facebook’s Decision to Ban Him for Two Years
» Vermont Republican Governor Seeks to Give Non-Citizens Voting Rights in Local Elections
» Video: A Vindicated Rand Paul Decimates Fauci Over Emails
» Video: Minneapolis Rioter Can’t Even Remember the Name of the Person He’s Rioting for
» Virginia Parents Rally to Recall Critical Race Theory-Pushing School Board Members
» Who is Peter Daszak, The Nonprofit Exec Who Sent Taxpayer Money to Wuhan Lab?
» Wisconsin Republicans Join a National Push Back Against How Racism is Taught in K-12 Schools, Colleges
» World Economic Forum Pushes MIT Program That Automatically Detects “Disinformation Narratives” Online
 
Canada
» #TrudeauDictatorship Trends on Twitter as Liberals Try to Force Censorship Bill Through Parliament
» Alberta Premier Kenney, Ministers Caught Breaking COVID Rules
» Breaking: Government of Canada IP Address Edits Guilbeault’s Wikipedia to Spread Misinformation
» Defiant Pastor on the Run From Police in Manitoba, Will Only be Arrested at Church
» Rebel Reporter Charged for Covering Lockdown Protest in Peterborough, Ontario
» Update: Rebel News Lawyer on Legal Challenge Against COVID Jails
 
Europe and the EU
» German Study Finds Lockdown ‘Had No Effect’ On Stopping Spread of Coronavirus
» Italian Artist Sells Invisible Sculpture for $18,000 That “Only Exists in His Mind”
» Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein Agree Trade Deal With Brexit Britain
» Pope Francis Warns ‘We Have Little Time Left’ To Stop Global Warming
» UK: Cricket Star Canceled for Teenage Tweets
» UK: London Hosting’ ‘People’s Tribunal’ To Investigate Uyghur Genocide in China
» UK: Man Fined Over Illegal Parties Aboard Canal Boat
» UK: Woman Bishop Deletes Account She Used to Abuse Conservatives, Brexit Supporters
 
Far East
» China’s Advanced ‘Artificial Sun’ Fusion Reactor Just Broke a New World Record
» Chinese Virologist Says Fauci’s Emails ‘Verify’ Her Wuhan Lab Leak Claims
» Fauci Calls on China to Release Medical Records of Wuhan Lab Workers
» Microsoft Censors Image Search Results for Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’
» Scientist at Center of Lab Leak Controversy Put in Charge of the Lancet’s Task Force to Investigate Virus Origin
» Tiananmen Square Hong Kong Vigil Organiser Arrested as Police Crack Down on Anniversary Event
» US-Linked Chinese Military Scientist Filed Patent for COVID Vaccine Just After Contagion Emerged: Report
 
Australia — Pacific
» Police Deliver Warning Letter to Avi Yemini’s Home Ahead of Protest Coverage
 
Immigration
» Arrests of Illegal Immigrants With Criminal Backgrounds Surge 900% in This Texas Sector
» Denmark to Process Migrants Outside Europe
» Finland: Police Investigate Claims Migrant-Background People Pressured to Vote for Certain Candidates
» Migrant Car Crash in Greece Kills 2, Injures 6 in Thessaloniki
» Slovenia, Italy to Jointly Patrol Common Border for Migrants
» Sweden: Afghan Mass Stabber Claims Attack Was Triggered by Interaction With Atheist
» UK: Nearly 600 Migrants Intercepted Crossing the Channel in 72 Hours
 
Culture Wars
» ‘One Month Isn’t Enough’ — Canada Declares Pride Season Lasting All Summer
 

Jobs Report Misses Estimates With 559,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.8%

U.S. employers added fewer than expected jobs last month as extended unemployment benefits encouraged workers to stay home.

Employers added 559,000 jobs in May, the Labor Department said Friday, missing the addition of 650,000 jobs that analysts surveyed by Refinitiv were expecting. April’s reading was revised higher by 12,000 to 278,000.

The unemployment rate, meanwhile, declined 0.3 percentage points to 5.8%, its lowest since the pandemic caused businesses to shut their doors in March 2020.

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

BCA: Man Shot and Killed by Police Fired From Inside Vehicle; No Footage of Incident

Details came among community grief over the Thursday death of Winston Boogie Smith, 32, another Black man killed by law enforcement in Minnesota. On Friday a group gathered to demand justice while gathered across the street from Stella’s Fish Cafe, where the 32 year-old Smith had enjoyed a final meal before authorities tried to arrest him for being a felon in possession of a gun Thursday afternoon.

“We want to see that footage of what actually happened,” said Kidale Smith, his brother.

Smith’s death brought another wave of protests to the city, where nine were arrested overnight Thursday for property damage in Uptown, police said…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Beloit College Creates Blacks-Only Space for Students to Hang Out

Beloit College, a small liberal arts college in Southern Wisconsin, has transformed a campus coffee shop into a gathering place for black students, according to the school’s website.

In March, the private institution announced the Java Joint would be closed in order to become “a haven for Beloit College’s Black students.”

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

Biden Says He’s ‘Very Confident’ In Fauci — Despite Lab-Leak Emails

President Biden on Friday said he’s “very confident” in his chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, despite the release of emails that exposed Fauci’s knowledge of and efforts to tamp down the Wuhan “lab leak” theory to explain the COVID-19 pandemic’s origin.

“Yes, I’m very confident in Dr. Fauci,” Biden told reporters as he departed Rehoboth Beach, Del., to return to the White House.

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

Breaking: Laura Loomer Calls Out Twitter CEO for Censorship at Bitcoin Event

At a Bitcoin 2021 event Friday, Laura Loomer called out panelist and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for censorship on his platform.

Loomer was banned from Twitter back in 2018 for a tweet calling out Representative Ilhan Omar for being pro-Sharia law, despite her photo being used in a post to celebrate “women, LGBTQ, and minorities.”

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

Critical Race Theory, Anti-Mask Protesters Disrupt Buncombe School Board Meeting

The Buncombe County Board of Education halted public comment at its June 3 meeting after a group of protesters looking to object to the district’s mask mandate swarmed the building demanding entry.

About 40 people gathered outside of the building at 175 Bingham Road to protest the mask requirement and voice approval of recently passed House Bill 324, which bans North Carolina public schools from teaching critical race theory, an academic concept that asserts racism is engrained in the legal system.

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

DA: Charges Filed Against 10 People Arrested During Protests, Riots in Portland

Maximilian Jennings, James Prettyman and Thomas Moll-Rocek have been charged with riot, first-degree criminal mischief, and second-degree criminal mischief. The district attorney’s office said all three are accused of causing property damage to the Multnomah County Democrats’ headquarters on Nov. 8, 2020. The damage is estimated to be more than $1,000.

According to the district attorney’s office, the following people are facing charges connected to a riot on Jan. 20:

Kai-Ave Douvia — charged with riot, first-degree criminal mischief, and two counts of second-degree criminal mischief.

Austin Nuchraksa — charged with riot, first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal mischief, and four counts of unlawful possession of a destructive device.

Nicole Rose, Darrell Kimberlin, Jean Paris and Kyle Romstad — charged with riot, first-degree criminal mischief, and second-degree criminal mischief.

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

Former Rep. Katie Hill Ordered to Pay Attorneys’ Fees in Failed Revenge-Porn Lawsuit Against Daily

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco has ordered former Rep Katie Hill (D-Calif.) to pay the legal fees for her failed revenge-porn lawsuit.

Fox News reports that Hill must pay legal fees for Mail Media Inc., the parent company of the Daily Mail, totaling nearly $220,000.

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

Government’s UFO Report Cannot Explain Aerial Phenomena

The truth is out there, but it might not be in this report.

The US intelligence community has not found evidence that unexplained aerial phenomena seen by Navy pilots are from outer space, but they can’t rule out the possibility or explain the mysterious vehicles, said officials who viewed a classified version of a report to Congress detailing everything the government knows about UFOs.

The report said most of the more than 120 UFO incidents examined over the past two decades were not the work of the US military or government, officials said, according to the New York Times.

The explanation means that the military eyewitnesses who encountered UFOs on an almost “daily basis” off the coast of California in 2017, and shot footage that was verified by defense officials, were not seeing programs the US meant to keep secret.

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

JPMorgan to Continue Freeze on Donations to Republican Lawmakers That Contested 2020 Election

JPMorgan Chase & Co is set to resume donations to US lawmakers that it paused in the wake of the January 6 Capitol Hill riot, but will not resume donations to Republican lawmakers that contested the results of the 2020 election, Reuters reports.

147 Republican lawmakers voted to overturn the results from the Electoral College after people broke into the Capitol to stop the certification of the Electoral College votes.

According to an internal document obtained by the outlet Friday, JPMorgan will resume giving through its Political Action Committee, but says that the freeze on donations will continue for a “handful” of those 147 lawmakers that it had previously supported.

The bank said that the freeze would remain through the 2021-2022 election cycle which includes the November midterm elections. After that time, JPMorgan said it would reevaluate whether or not to resume donations to those lawmakers.

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

Judicial Watch Obtains More Shocking Fauci Emails

A cache of 280 pages of documents from the Department of Health and Human Services was made available to Judicial Watch. The trove of documents is on top of the recent publicized 3200-plus page package made possible through BuzzFeed.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed that from 2014 to 2019, $826,277 was given to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for bat coronavirus research by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is headed by Biden’s coronavirus czar Dr. Anthony Fauci.

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

Kansas Universities Asked to Compile List of Courses That Teach Critical Race Theory

The Kansas Board of Regents, in response to a question from a state senator, is asking its universities to produce a list of courses that include Critical Race Theory, an academic concept that has become a target of Republicans across the country.

The request went to all six universities — including the University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Wichita State University — but became public after screenshots of an email seeking the information at Pittsburg State University were posted online.

The request was made by Sen. Brenda Dietrich, a Topeka Republican, said Matt Keith, a spokesman for the regents. Dietrich told The Star she isn’t concerned about CRT in Kansas schools but wanted more information for constituents.

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

Looting and Rioting in Minneapolis After Fatal Police Shooting

Looting and rioting broke out in Minneapolis on Thursday night after police fatally shot a man wanted on a gun possession charge.

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On Thursday afternoon, members of a U.S. Marshals task force attempted to arrest a man who was wanted on a warrant for gun possession, according to a statement by a Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson sent to Reuters.

The spokesperson said that the suspect, “who was in a parked car, failed to comply and produced a handgun resulting in task force members firing upon the subject.”

The officers attempted to revive the suspect, but paramedics declared him dead at the scene. A woman who was in the car with the suspect at the time of the shooting suffered minor injuries after glass shattered.

The authorities have not yet named the victim, but social media users alleged that the man was 32-year-old Winston Boogie Smith, Jr., according to the Twitter account @CrimeWatchMpls.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

‘Never Gave Up’: Cops Crack 1972 Cold-Case Murder of 15-Year-Old Stabbed 36 Times

In 1972, 15-year-old Julia Ann Hanson was found dead in an Illinois cornfield. The teen had been raped and stabbed at least 36 times.

Her family has been “haunted” by the unsolved crime ever since, but finally, after a nearly 50-year wait, authorities say they are bringing her killer to justice.

On Friday, 76-year-old Barry Lee Whelpley was arrested in connection with the July 1972 slaying, Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall and Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said in a joint press conference. Whelpley, who was taken into custody in Minnesota and is awaiting extradition to Illinois, will be charged with three counts of first-degree murder. His bond has been set at $10 million.

“Our department never in five decades gave up looking for Julie’s killer,” Marshall said, adding that investigators used DNA evidence and genealogy to link Whelpley to the crime…

           — Hat tip: Ellis [Return to headlines]
 

Nonprofit Chief Ignored House Republican Questions About Wuhan Lab: Report

The head of a nonprofit that gave hundreds of thousands in taxpayer funds to a Chinese lab that may be the source of COVID-19 ignored dozens of questions from House Republicans about that deal and related matters, according to a report Friday.

The 34 questions were contained in an April 14 letter sent to Peter Daszak, president of the New York City-based EcoHealth Alliance, the Daily Mail said.

Daszak was given a May 17 deadline to respond but never did, a source close to the House Energy and Commerce Committee told the news outlet.

“Total silence. They seem to be refusing to acknowledge anything from us,” the source said.

“At least when we send a letter to a government agency we get a ‘We got your letter, we’re working on it,’ kind of thing. But from Eco? Zip.”

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

NYC Shrink Tells Yale Audience She Fantasizes About Shooting White People in Head

A New York City-based psychiatrist told an audience at the Yale School of Medicine in April that she had fantasies of “unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way.”

Dr. Aruna Khilanani spewed the race-hating virtual remarks — in which she also said she’d walk away from the shooting “with a bounce in my step” and that white people “make my blood boil” and “are out of their minds and have been for a long time” — at the Ivy League institution’s Child Study Center on April 6.

Audio of the talk was posted on the substack online platform of former New York Times opinion writer and editor Bari Weiss on Friday, along with an interview of Khilanani conducted by writer and podcaster Katie Herzog.

A flyer promoting the talk and posted online by Weiss titled the lecture, “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind” and included “learning objectives” such as “Set up white people’s absence of empathy towards black rage as a problem” and “Understand how white people are psychologically dependent on black rage.”

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

Protests Rage Again in Minneapolis After Cops Fatally Shoot Fugitive Who Fired at Them

Angry protesters lit fires, looted stores and taunted cops in Minneapolis overnight after officers Thursday shot and killed a fugitive who fired at them as they closed in to arrest him, authorities said.

Members of a US Marshals task force were attempting to arrest the felon — identified by friends as 32-year-old rapper Winston Boogie Smith — around 2 p.m. on a state warrant for being a criminal in possession of a firearm, authorities said.

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

Seattle Times Sues City of Seattle Over Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Missing Text Messages During Protests

The Seattle Times filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the city of Seattle mishandled requests from reporters for officials’ text messages during a tumultuous period last summer when police abandoned the East Precinct and used tear gas on protesters.

The complaint, filed in King County Superior Court, follows a whistleblower investigation that found Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office violated state public records laws in its handling of requests after discovering the mayor’s texts were missing for a 10-month period.

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

Stonewall Protesters Smash Window of Famed NYC Eatery Carbone

Unruly protesters smashed a window at the famed Greenwich Village eatery Carbone on Thursday night — leaving one diner with minor injuries, police and sources said.

Police said they are investigating the vandalism to the outdoor dining structure of the Italian American hotspot that occurred as a group of demonstrators marched by at about 8:15 p.m.

One woman seated at an outdoor table suffered a cut to her shoulder, police and sources said. She refused medical attention at the scene.

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

‘They Shouldn’t be Allowed to Get Away With This’: Trump Slams Facebook’s Decision to Ban Him for Two Years

Former President Donald Trump slammed Facebook in a statement Friday after the social media giant announced he would be banned from the platform for at least another two years.

“Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election,” Trump said, repeating the false and evidenceless claims of election fraud. “They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our Country can’t take this abuse anymore!”

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

Vermont Republican Governor Seeks to Give Non-Citizens Voting Rights in Local Elections

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) is asking state lawmakers to pass an elections law that would allow non-citizens across the state to vote in local municipality elections.

Scott vetoed two pieces of legislation that sought to give non-citizens the right to vote in local elections in Montpelier and Winooski, Vermont. However, he said he is not opposed to the plan but wants state legislatures to send him a bill that would give non-citizens the right to vote, statewide, in local elections.

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

Video: A Vindicated Rand Paul Decimates Fauci Over Emails

Senator Rand Paul, who has constantly challenged the contradictory and unscientific statements of Dr Fauci, as well as pointing out Fauci’s involvement in funding gain of function research with coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, appeared vindicated in an interview Thursday following disturbing revelations from released emails, which Paul urged should be the final nail in Fauci’s coffin.

Speaking to Laura Ingraham, Paul asserted that “The emails paint a disturbing picture, a disturbing picture of Dr. Fauci, from the very beginning, worrying that he had been funding gain-of-function research. He knows it to this day, but hasn’t admitted it.”

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

Video: Minneapolis Rioter Can’t Even Remember the Name of the Person He’s Rioting for

A clip out of Minneapolis shows a rioter forgetting the name of the person he’s supposed to be rioting over.

What an idiot.

Video footage shows a burning pile of debris with the rioter initially out of shot. When he agrees to appear on camera, he immediately confirms his total ignorance.

“Stay here, bro, we’re holding space, obviously for…I’m not gonna lie, I forgot his name, but like…” says the rioter.

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

Virginia Parents Rally to Recall Critical Race Theory-Pushing School Board Members

School board meetings are now must-see TV in Loudoun County, Va.

A bitter debate over critical race theory is thrusting the affluent D.C. suburb into the national spotlight. Parents are even being interviewed live in primetime.

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

Who is Peter Daszak, The Nonprofit Exec Who Sent Taxpayer Money to Wuhan Lab?

The nonprofit exec whose organization sent nearly $600,000 in US taxpayer money to a Chinese lab that may have been the source of COVID-19 masterminded an effort near the start of the pandemic to squelch the notion that the coronavirus was man-made, a new report reveals.

Peter Daszak, president of the New York City-based EcoHealth Alliance, secretly organized a statement issued by the influential British medical journal The Lancet in February 2020, according to Vanity Fair.

A total of 27 scientists — including Daszak, 55, who trained as a zoologist — signed the statement, which expressed “solidarity with all scientists and health professionals in China.”

“We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin,” the statement affirmed.

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

Wisconsin Republicans Join a National Push Back Against How Racism is Taught in K-12 Schools, Colleges

MADISON — A group of Wisconsin lawmakers is joining a national campaign of Republicans pushing back against a decades-old theory that examines how slavery affected the way societal institutions treat Black people more than a century later.

Lawmakers released legislation Thursday that challenges how systemic racism is taught in schools. They said the proposal is designed to give parents more control over their children’s education.

“Children should not face state-sanctioned discrimination or psychological distress in an educational environment based on immutable characteristics,” Rep. Chuck Wichgers of Muskego said at a press conference.

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

World Economic Forum Pushes MIT Program That Automatically Detects “Disinformation Narratives” Online

Misinformation and propaganda are as old and as present as human communication and societies organized into states. The curiously intense focus on these the last couple of years prompts many to believe such issues are now used as justification and smokescreen for suppressing legitimate but unwanted speech, and free expression-related civil rights.

Depending on where you stand on that, you may be reassured or dismayed that the World Economic Forum (WEF) is one of the entities pushing hard the agenda of online misinformation presenting a huge danger today — and endorsing some “solutions.”

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

#TrudeauDictatorship Trends on Twitter as Liberals Try to Force Censorship Bill Through Parliament

The hashtag #TrudeauDictatorship is trending on Twitter as Liberals try, in real time, to force their internet censorship bill through Parliament.

On Twitter user put it simply: “#TrudeauDictatorship is real, so I’ll be voting Conservative.”

On Friday, the Liberals began the process of “gagging the filibuster” by shutting down debate on the controversial Bill C-10 bill that would effectively censor large swathes of the internet.

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

Alberta Premier Kenney, Ministers Caught Breaking COVID Rules

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, along with some of his cabinet ministers — which included Health Minister Tyler Shandro — were caught enjoying a meal on a lovely spring evening in Edmonton, merrily violating the province’s COVID-19 health restrictions.

Apologies to Chris Scott and the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror — population 502 — it’s just too dangerous for you to open your diner. Leave it to Premier Kenney and friends, they know how to stay safe.

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

Breaking: Government of Canada IP Address Edits Guilbeault’s Wikipedia to Spread Misinformation

The Wikipedia page of Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault was edited on Friday, to paint opponents of the Trudeau Liberals’ controversial Bill C-10 (An Act to Amend the Broadcasting Act) as spreading disinformation. Opponents of the bill include former CRTC vice-chair Peter Menzies.

The edit was detected by Twitter bot @gccaedits, a bot that detects anonymous Wikipedia edits “that are made from Canadian Government IP addresses.” The account is followed by Trudeau’s Minister of Health Patty Hajdu, and lists the IP address ranges used.

The edit, which has since been removed from Guilbeault’s Wikipedia entry, states that those who are concerned about the potential for Bill C-10 to be censorious to Canadians’ internet experience “stemmed exclusively from known and vocal opponents of the broadca

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

Defiant Pastor on the Run From Police in Manitoba, Will Only be Arrested at Church

For decades now, Canada has been a place of refuge for individuals fleeing government tyranny and religious persecution, a place where people could aspire to a better life. Yet now, in real time, we are watching the unravelling of our fundamental rights and freedoms, the very glue that bonds us together, and this is all being done under the cheap guise of “public health and safety.”

This brings me to Pastor Tobias Tissen, a minister at The Church of God in Steinbach, Manitoba.

The situation he has found himself in is truly incredible. As he alludes to here in our exclusive sitdown interview, he is a man of God, a principled man, and one whose family fled to Canada hoping to avoid the very situation he finds himself in today.

As we spoke, there was a warrant out for Pastor Tobias’s arrest, both for hosting church services and other events.

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

Rebel Reporter Charged for Covering Lockdown Protest in Peterborough, Ontario

How odd. In late April, an anti-lockdown protest took place in Peterborough, Ont.that featured People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier and Ontario MPP Randy Hillier as the keynote speakers. Hundreds attended this peaceful rally, but even before it began, Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien made it clear that such opinions were not welcome in her city.

So it was that this Her Wokeness stated the following prior to the rally:

“Hey @randyhillier @MaximeBernier I know you boys are bored but,” the mayor tweeted, along with a photo of herself with a written quote in a bubble stating, “Stay TF home.”

(In terms of “TF,” we assume the T is “the” and the F is a four-letter word that rhymes with “duck.”)

The great orator also tweeted: “The travelling clown convention isn’t welcome here. @randyhillier @MaximeBernier.”

Well, the potty-mouth bozo didn’t scare anyone away. Some 1,200 people assembled at Confederation Square, home of Peterborough’s cenotaph.

It was a joyous occasion — until Bernier and Hillier left the podium. That’s because both were promptly intercepted by members of the Peterborough Police Service and given tickets for the egregious crime… of speaking in a public park?

Imagine that? Elected politicians being given tickets for exercising their right to free speech in 2021 Canada?

The mood in the park turned livid, as Peterborough cops endured a deluge of expletives and middle fingers as they handed out tickets.

And my cameraman Mocha and I were ringside covering all the action. And apparently, this is verboten in Peterborough, given that last weekend I was served with a Section 7.0.2. summons under the laughably-named Reopening Ontario Act.

But why?

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

Update: Rebel News Lawyer on Legal Challenge Against COVID Jails

Lawyers for Rebel News, along with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms are hoping to put an end to this mandatory (and arbitrary) detention of Canadians.

Sheila Gunn Reid has been providing a summary of the legal challenge presented by Rebel News, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms and a cannabis executive against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s forced detention of air travellers entering Canada.

We’ve got great lawyers from JSS Barristers working on the case, including Sarah Miller, who is also working on our Charter challenge to the lockdown in Saskatchewan and representing Pastor Artur Pawlowski in Calgary.

Yesterday marked the last day of the trial and Adam Soos spoke to Sarah Miller to get an update on the case.

If you’d like to help Rebel News fight Trudeau’s COVID jail system in court, please help us cover our legal bills by donating at www.NoCOVIDJails.com.

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

German Study Finds Lockdown ‘Had No Effect’ On Stopping Spread of Coronavirus

A major new study by German scientists at Munich University has found that lockdowns had no effect on reducing the country’s coronavirus infection rate.

Oh.

“Statisticians at Munich University found “no direct connection” between the German lockdown and falling infection rates in the country,” reports the Telegraph.

The study found that, on all three occasions before Germany imposed its lockdowns in November, December and April, infection rates had already begun to fall.

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

Italian Artist Sells Invisible Sculpture for $18,000 That “Only Exists in His Mind”

The sculpture is titled “Io Sono” or “I Am” in English, but it really isn’t anything. Unlike the great I Am, it neither currently exists, nor has it existed in eternity past or future. The invisible sculpture “I Am” exists “in the mind of its creator,” artist Salvatore Garau, only.

Nevertheless, the “art” was sold for $18,000 and the buyer was given a certificate and a receipt.

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

Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein Agree Trade Deal With Brexit Britain

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway and two other non-EU European nations on Friday reached a trade deal with Britain following the country’s departure from the bloc last year.

Britain is Norway’s largest trading partner outside the bloc. The deal also covers Iceland and Liechtenstein.

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

Pope Francis Warns ‘We Have Little Time Left’ To Stop Global Warming

ROME — Pope Francis has launched another climate warning, asserting humanity has only “ten years” to restore the earth’s ecosystem.

In his Message for the Launching of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, published Friday on the Vatican website, the pope insisted that the “current environmental situation calls us to act now with urgency.”

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UK: Cricket Star Canceled for Teenage Tweets

Cricket star canceled for 2012 tweets posted when he was an 18-year-old kid.

Authorities admit they wanted to ‘make an example’ out of him to satiate the woke mob.

If you keep caving to this puritanical cult, your pre-match performative nonsense deserves to get booed.

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UK: London Hosting’ ‘People’s Tribunal’ To Investigate Uyghur Genocide in China

The British capital of London will play host to a ‘People’s Tribunal’ examining claims of genocide perpetrated against the Uyghur people of the Chinese province of Xinjiang, or East Turkestan.

The ‘Uyghur Tribunal’ will see a panel of eight hear evidence from around 30 witnesses, according to the BBC, with participants telling the publicly-funded broadcaster that they see the hearing as “a platform to tell our stories”.

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UK: Man Fined Over Illegal Parties Aboard Canal Boat

A man must pay almost £2,000 for breaching Covid-19 regulations after police broke up illegal parties on his canal boat.

Jordy Nicholas Van Duijvenbode, 31, pleaded guilty to holding a gathering of more than 30 people and a second charge of participating in a gathering of two or more people in an indoor space.

Members of the public reported to police that large music gatherings were taking place on his boat in Hackneyeast London on February 5 and February 13 while the city was under lockdown restrictions.

Van Duijvenbode was fined £1,161 for the offences, with legal costs bringing the total to £1,902 which must be paid in six months.

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UK: Woman Bishop Deletes Account She Used to Abuse Conservatives, Brexit Supporters

The Right Reverend Joanna Penberthy, Bishop of St Davids, has deleted a “personal” Twitter account which she used to abuse Conservatives and Brexit supporters.

Penberthy, the first female bishop in the Church in Wales — an Anglican church closely related to the Church of England, of which it was formerly a part and in which she was a clergywoman earlier in her career — wrote “Never never never trust a Tory” on Twitter while quoting another user who alleged that Britain’s governing party has been “scheming to abolish the Welsh Assembly since its inception.”

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China’s Advanced ‘Artificial Sun’ Fusion Reactor Just Broke a New World Record

China has achieved a new milestone in humanity’s experiments to harness the power of the stars.

On Friday, the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ fusion machine reached 120 million degrees Celsius (216 million degrees Fahrenheit) and clung onto this for 101 seconds.

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Chinese Virologist Says Fauci’s Emails ‘Verify’ Her Wuhan Lab Leak Claims

A Chinese virologist who was among the first to suggest COVID-19 leaked from a Wuhan lab has said that Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails prove she was right all along.

Dr. Li-Meng Yan was one of the first to research the emerging coronavirus and previously revealed she was forced into hiding after accusing Beijing of a cover-up.

Now, as international leaders finally focus on her Wuhan lab-leak theory, the scientist told Newsmaxthat Fauci’s emails contain “a lot of useful information” suggesting he always knew more than he revealed.

“They verify my work from the very beginning, even from last January, that these people know what happened, but they choose to hide for the Chinese Communist Party and for their own benefits,” Yan insisted of the treasure trove of documents released this week.

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Fauci Calls on China to Release Medical Records of Wuhan Lab Workers

Dr. Anthony Fauci has reportedly called on China to release the medical records of nine people who fell sick with COVID-like illness — saying they might provide vital clues into whether the deadly virus first emerged as the result of a lab leak in Wuhan.

The records concern three researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology who reportedly fell ill in November 2019, and six miners who became sick after entering a bat cave in 2012, according to the Financial Times.

Scientists from the institute later visited the cave to take samples from the bats. Three of the miners died.

“I would like to see the medical records of the three people who are reported to have got sick in 2019. Did they really get sick, and if so, what did they get sick with?” Fauci told the Financial Times on Thursday about some in the group.

[Comment: The Chinese are not going to cooperate on this.]

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Microsoft Censors Image Search Results for Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’

On the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Big Tech search engines led by Microsoft censored image results across the world for “tank man,” a reference to the lone protester who stood in front of Chinese tanks.

Google’s Threat Analysis Group director Shane Huntley first pointed out the phenomenon. “I know Microsoft censor for the CCP in China, but this search is from the US,” Huntley tweeted Friday. Security researcher Kevin Beaumont also tweeted the same empty result from the United Kingdom.

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Scientist at Center of Lab Leak Controversy Put in Charge of the Lancet’s Task Force to Investigate Virus Origin

Revered scientific journal The Lancet has created a ‘task force’ to investigate the origins of the coronavirus that caused a global pandemic, yet it has decided to employ as its leader the very guy who funded the dangerous gain of function research at the Wuhan lab and subsequently allegedly ‘bullied’ other scientists into avoiding looking into the lab as a potential source of the outbreak.

In the wake of renewed scrutiny of the lab leak hypothesis, the Lancet’s task force will reportedly “focus on analyzing data on all of the theories put forward on the origins of COVID, on the reasons why SARS-CoV-2 was able to break out of Wuhan and spread globally, and on the most plausible strategies to prevent future pandemics.”

It also states that “The Task Force will review thoroughly and objectively all publicly available evidence, particularly the peer-reviewed literature, and conduct interviews with key leaders in science, medicine, policy and civil society.”

‘Objectively’. Right.

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Tiananmen Square Hong Kong Vigil Organiser Arrested as Police Crack Down on Anniversary Event

Chow Hang Tung, 36, was arrested on Friday morning ahead of a candlelit vigil that was banned for a second year in a row as Beijing attempts to shut down pro-democracy activism in the city.

Hong Kong has been the only place on Chinese soil to commemorate the student-led protest in Beijing on 4 June 1989 in which the military crackdown led to the deaths of hundreds if not thousands.

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US-Linked Chinese Military Scientist Filed Patent for COVID Vaccine Just After Contagion Emerged: Report

A Chinese Communist Party military scientist who got funding from the National Institutes of Health filed a patent for a COVID-19 vaccine in February last year — raising fears the shot was being studied even before the pandemic became public, according to a new report.

Zhou Yusen, a decorated military scientist for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) who worked alongside the Wuhan Institute of Virology as well as US scientists, filed a patent on Feb. 24 2020, according to documents obtained by The Australian.

The patent — lodged by the “Institute of Military Medicine, Academy of Military Sciences of the PLA” — was filed just five weeks after China admitted there was human-to-human transmission of the virus, and months before Zhou died under mysterious circumstances, the report noted.

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Police Deliver Warning Letter to Avi Yemini’s Home Ahead of Protest Coverage

Police in Melbourne, Australia paid a visit to the home of Rebel News Chief Australia Correspondent Avi Yemini ahead of his intended coverage of a planned protest against the state of Victoria’s most recent lockdown.

Officers came to Yemini’s home in the evening on June 4 to deliver him a letter from the Victoria Police commissioner.

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Arrests of Illegal Immigrants With Criminal Backgrounds Surge 900% in This Texas Sector

Border Patrol agents in one sector of Texas have seen a staggering 900 percent increase in arrests of illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds since this time last year, according to Customs and Border Protection.

In a release put out by CBP Thursday, the agency said it had arrested 760 undocumented individuals since October in the Laredo sector of the Lone Star State.

That’s up from 60 arrests in the same time last year.

The group includes gang members and sex offenders.

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Denmark to Process Migrants Outside Europe

Denmark has passed a law enabling it to process asylum seekers outside Europe, drawing anger from human rights advocates, the United Nations and the European Commission.

The wealthy Scandinavian nation, which has gained notoriety for its hardline immigration policies over the last decade, passed the law with 70 lawmakers voting in favour and 24 against.

The legislation will complicate the European Union’s efforts to overhaul Europe’s fragmented migration and asylum rules, an extremely divisive subject within the bloc.

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Finland: Police Investigate Claims Migrant-Background People Pressured to Vote for Certain Candidates

Police are investigating allegations that foreign-background residents were pressured to vote for certain candidates during the municipal election in Turku, Finland.

The Southwest Finland Police Department stated that it had been tipped off to the potential election fraud and that residents from foreign backgrounds had been pressured to vote for three candidates during municipal elections.

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Migrant Car Crash in Greece Kills 2, Injures 6 in Thessaloniki

Greek police said Friday a car believed to have been transporting migrants from the Turkish border toward the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki crashed, killing two people and injuring six.

A passing driver saw an overturned car off the road on the highway between the northern Greek towns of Kavala and Serres at around 6:30 a.m. Friday and alerted police.

All eight people had been jammed into the car. They are thought to have been traveling from the Evros border region toward Thessaloniki.

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Slovenia, Italy to Jointly Patrol Common Border for Migrants

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Slovenia and Italy said Friday they will soon start joint police patrols along their common border, which lies on a route used by migrants trying to reach Western Europe.

The patrols were announced after a meeting in Slovenia between Interior Minister Ales Hojs and his Italian counterpart Luciana Lamorgese, Slovenia’s STA news agency said.

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Sweden: Afghan Mass Stabber Claims Attack Was Triggered by Interaction With Atheist

The Afghan migrant behind a mass stabbing spree in the small Swedish town of Vetlanda admitted in court that he carried out the attack because an interaction with an atheist earlier that day had angered him.

The 22-year-old Afghan testified in court on Wednesday, with the aid of an interpreter, claiming he was in poor mental health before carrying out the attack. He then described the interaction he had had that day at the train station, which he said had triggered him.

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UK: Nearly 600 Migrants Intercepted Crossing the Channel in 72 Hours

Nearly 600 migrants have been intercepted attempting to cross the English Channel in the past three days.

The Home Office has confirmed that the French authorities dealt with eight incidents involving 130 people on Friday with the UK dealing with four boats involving 83 people.

This follows 201 people being stopped by Border Force officers in eight incidents on Thursday.

And the French authorities intercepted nine crossings on Wednesday and Thursday preventing 171 people from reaching the UK.

This makes a total of 585 attempting to make the crossing in just three days.

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‘One Month Isn’t Enough’ — Canada Declares Pride Season Lasting All Summer

The Justin Trudeau-led Government of Canada has announced that one month is not sufficient for the celebration of LGBT pride, and that the festivities will be extended to cover the whole season.

“1 month isn’t enough to celebrate Pride in Canada!” declared his Twitter-verified ‘Free to be me’ account, an official account of the Government of Canada, alongside an emoji rainbow, gay pride flag emoji, and transgender flag emoji.

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11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/4/2021

  1. What will it take to knock Fauci down? Seems the man has accumulated an amazing amount of teflon. Is he keeping a blackmail book?

        • vera: You ask a reasonable question. President Trump had a Shakespearean flaw (knack, talent?) for surrounding himself with bad actors.

        • Trump did not pick him.
          Fauci is an unelected, unaccountable bureaucrat that worked for the US government for 30 years.
          He is a typical example of a swamp creature.

    • If I may create a conspiracy theory:

      He is the one in control of the vial with the virus that turns the COVID “vaccines” into poison.

      On the other hand:
      If they dont drop him, then they need him sometime later.
      Maybe he will then be sacrificed to the public or suicided.

      I am reminded of a report not to long ago (I really hate not to have an eidetic memory!).
      There it was mantioned that certain people who voiced their unconditional support for multikulti were suddenly confronted with misdeeds from their past and despite their immediate groveling were shut down.
      Yes, you sold your soul, got rich, famous, but in the end you are expendable. Just like a napkin.

  2. “Mr. Boogie’s family issued a statement demanding justice.”

    Justice was already served. The criminal that started the shooting to avoid being arrested received a dose of lead justice.

  3. So the ghetto apes attack whites daily and little is said about it. But a feral and violent ghetto ape is put down by law enforcement and the other apes riot in the streets, destroying everything around them, and that’s okay. It’s not worth any riot control measures at all.

    My inner dictator has some fantasies about how to handle the ghetto apes. All their howling about whitey is reflected on them in my mind, but I don’t howl out loud like they do. But at some point, they will need to be dealt with.

    • They keep hyping on how they will kill all the whites, I say to them, go for it, then we can finally finish it. Once and for all time.

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