Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/9/2021

The sheriff’s deputies who took part in the U.S. Marshals task force in Minneapolis will not be publicly identified. They were undercover when they shot Winston Boogie Smith Jr. to death, and BCA rules do not allow their names to be revealed.

In other news, a wave of crystallized climate change blanketed southern Australia as a mass of cold air moved north from Antarctica.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Bank of England: UK Economy Surpassing G7 & EU But Inflation a Risk
» El Salvador Adopts Bitcoin as Legal Tender, Unveils 100% Clean, Renewable Geothermal Mining
 
USA
» “We’ve Reached Our Breaking Point” — Dozens of Baltimore Businesses Threaten Not to Pay Taxes
» 3 Injured in Possible Home Explosion in Evanston, Authorities Say
» 57-Year-Old Syracuse Man Mocks “Anti-Vaxxers,” Dead Seven Days After Johnson & Johnson Shot
» Americans Could be Cut Off From the Internet Over Copyright Claims
» Amidst Push for $15 Minimum Wage, McDonald’s Begins Testing Voice Automated Drive-Thrus
» Another Trump Hoax Debunked: Police Did NOT Clear Lafayette Park for Trump ‘Photo-Op’ at Church
» ‘Army of Moms’ Leading Charge Against Critical Race Theory in Virginia Schools: Ian Prior
» Barack Obama Says “Cancel Culture” Has Gone Too Far
» Black Columbia Professor Calls for ‘Truly Antiracist Parents’ To Pull Their Kids Out of $52k New Jersey School After Teacher Quit Over Critical Race Theory Lessons and Says Only This Will Stop the ‘Misguided Quest’
» Breaking: Biden Tells Troops ‘Global Warming’ is the ‘Greatest Threat to America’
» Critical Race Theory to be Focus of Baker County Meeting With State Education Officials
» Deputies in Uptown Shooting Were Undercover, Won’t be Identified
» Election Workers Set to be Deposed in Georgia Ballot Case
» Emails Reveal How Influential Articles That Established COVID-19 Natural Origins Theory Were Formed
» Exclusive: Oregon Middle School Teacher Slams ‘American Dream’, Discusses Plan to Turn Students Into Radical Activists
» Family of Ashli Babbitt to Sue for Identity of Officer Who Fatally Shot Her on January 6
» House Republican Demands West Point Cease Critical Race Theory Trainings to Military Cadets
» Hurricane City Council Unanimous in Approving Firework Restrictions, Opposing Critical Race Theory
» Judge Calls Man Who Torched Police Station ‘A Good Person Who Made a Terrible Mistake’
» Medical Journal Describes “Whiteness” As a Parasitic Pathology That Has No Cure
» NY Times Defends Mara Gay After She Says She Finds American Flags ‘Disturbing’
» Police Identify 4 People Killed, Including Two Teens, After Deadly Tuesday Afternoon
» Texas Hospital Workers Suspended Over Mandatory Vaccine Policy
» Three Lansing Men Convicted in Terror Case Linked to ISIS
» Two Tier Society: Full Capacity Foo Fighters, Springsteen, Strokes Gigs Announced for Fully Vaccinated Only
» Virginia Teacher Says Colleagues ‘Afraid’ To Oppose Critical Race Theory
» Vivaldi Integrates Privacy-Focused Email, Calendar, RSS Reader, And Translation Into Its Browser
» Watch: Andy Ngo Refuses to Back Down in the Face of Antifa Extremists
» Watch: Fauci Says Attacks on Him Are ‘Attacks on Science’
» Watch: Black Man Confronts Asian Police Officer in NYC, Calls Him a Racist Slur, Says ‘Black People Can’t be Racist’
» Why a Judge Has Georgia Vote Fraud on His Mind: “Pristine” Biden Ballots That Looked Xerox’d
 
Canada
» Justin Trudeau: Freedom of Expression Isn’t “Freedom to Hate”
» Revealed: Former Scientific Director of Winnipeg Microbiology Lab Had ‘Concerns’ Over Scientists From China
» We’re Suing the Montreal Police for Assaulting Another Rebel News Reporter
 
Europe and the EU
» 11 Discrepancies Discovered in German Green Party Chancellor Candidate Baerbock’s CV
» Barack Obama Calls Poland and Hungary ‘Authoritarian’
» England’s Lockdown Could Continue Despite Deaths Being Below 5 Year Average
» England Introduces Vaccine Passports for Euro 2020 Games
» European Parliament OKs Coronavirus Travel Passport for July Launch
» German Power Grids Prepare for Thursday’s Solar Eclipse
» Malta: Illegal Gatherings: Hundreds of Fines Issued Last Weekend — Police Minister
» UK: Cancel the Queen?! Oxford Students Vote to Remove ‘Colonial’ Portrait of Queen Elizabeth
» UK: More Than 1,000 COVID Fines Issued by Hertfordshire Police Since Since Start of Pandemic
» UK: Premier League Club Becomes First to Say Its Players Won’t ‘Take a Knee’
» UK: Paedophile Abdul Hasib Elahi Targeted 2,000 Women and Children in Global Blackmail Scheme
 
South Asia
» WHO Chief Scientist Served Legal Notice in India for Allegedly Suppressing Data on Drug to Treat COVID-19
 
Far East
» South Korean Inventor Creates ‘Third Eye’ As a Warning to “Smartphone Zombies”
» Watch: Fauci Pal Daszak Admits “Chinese Colleagues” Developing “Killer” Coronaviruses
 
Australia — Pacific
» Millions of Australians Wake Up to the Coldest Day in Almost Forty Years as Polar Blast Dumps Snow on Three States and Temperatures Plummet Across the Country — But the Weekend is Looking Brighter
 
Latin America
» “I Voted for You!” — Mysterious “Journalist” Fawns Over Kamala Harris at Mexico Press Briefing
 
Immigration
» Dozens More Migrants Seize on Warm Weather to Reach Britain as Border Force Union Chief Says Cross-Channel Migrants Have COVID Rates 20 Times Higher Than Those of the UK Population
» France: Algerian Migrant Attacks Random People With a Screwdriver
» German Teen Escapes Apartment Where Migrant Males Sexually Abused Her for Months
» Illegal Border Crossings Explode by 674% in a Year: Biden’s Migrant Crisis Gets Worse With 180,000 Apprehensions in May and Figures on Track to be Highest Since 2006
» Italy: Milan in the ‘Throes of Total Decay’ as Migrants Run Rampant
» UK: Home Office Fails to Deport 1,500 Illegal Migrants Despite Brexit Promises
 
Culture Wars
» Over 1,000 Lockheed Martin Execs Put Through ‘White Male Reeducation’ Training Sessions
» Scotland: Mother-of-Two Law Student, 29, Is Cleared of Misconduct by University After Saying ‘Women Have Vaginas’ During Seminar on Transgender Issues
» UK: Comedian Speaks Out After He Was Refused Gig for Being ‘White, Straight Able-Bodied Male’
 

Bank of England: UK Economy Surpassing G7 & EU But Inflation a Risk

The United Kingdom is experiencing strong growth after the 2020 lockdown collapse, but the end of furlough payments in September artificially propping up some parts of the economy, and inflation on the horizon are concerning, the Bank of England’s chief economist warns.

The economy is going “gangbusters”, Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane told a radio show Wednesday morning, outpacing near-peers after a greater-than-average hitwhen the government locked down hard in 2020.

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

El Salvador Adopts Bitcoin as Legal Tender, Unveils 100% Clean, Renewable Geothermal Mining

Update (1426ET): El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender after Congress passed President Nayib Bukele’s proposal to embrace cryptocurrency. With bitcoin legal tender, just as the dollar, the country has set its sights on attracting miners.

After all the clamoring about “greening” bitcoin mining, Bukele has offered miners “cheap 100% clean, 100% renewable, 0 emissions” energy. In fact, the president said the state-owned geothermal electric company LaGeo SA de CV will offer miners geothermal electricity powered from “our volcanos.”

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

“We’ve Reached Our Breaking Point” — Dozens of Baltimore Businesses Threaten Not to Pay Taxes

It comes as no surprise to readers that dozens of Baltimore City businesses, located in the Inner Harbor, in a stretch called “Fells Point,” are threatening the new city government, run by Mayor Brandon Scott, with not paying their taxes because they’re “fed up and frustrated” with the outburst of violence.

In a letter titled “Letter to City Leaders From Fells Point Business Leaders,” addressed to Mayor Brandon Scott, Council President Nick Mosby, Councilman Zeke Cohen, Madam State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, and Commissioner Michael Harrison, the 37 restaurants and small businesses are threatening to stop paying city taxes and other fees until “basic and essential municipal services are restored.”

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

3 Injured in Possible Home Explosion in Evanston, Authorities Say

Five people were inside an Evanston home at the time authorities say a possible explosion occurred.

Evanston firefighters said they were called to a possible explosion in the 1400 block of Brown Avenue around midnight. They arrived at the scene to discover the house full of smoke with some flames still burning, officials said.

“As [firefighters] went in, extinguished the fire, they noticed the damage that was conducive to an explosion,” Fire Chief Paul Polep said.

Evanston’s fire chief said five people were inside the home at the time of the potential blast, with three on the main level and two upstairs. Three people who were on the first floor were treated for minor injuries and later released, authorities said.

One neighbor told NBC 5 she thought she heard thunder, but then came outside and saw smoke billowing out of the house…

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

57-Year-Old Syracuse Man Mocks “Anti-Vaxxers,” Dead Seven Days After Johnson & Johnson Shot

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — A 57-year-old husband, father and grandfather is dead, in what is fast becoming a trend of death after social media virtue signaling.

Mr. Ronald Babb, Sr. and his wife Rose, received the experimental Johnson & Johnson viral vector shot on April 12, according to his Facebook page. They received the shot at a Walmart on Genessee Street in Camilius, New York, about 14 miles west of Syracuse. Mr. Babb posted he and his wife’s “vaccine cards” on Facebook with a caption saying they are now waiting to “turn into robots.”

Walmart, trusted by millions who get these shots at their stores, mixed up the day and year on Mr. Babb’s card. Thus it says he received the shot in 2012. Walmart also spelled Janssen incorrectly.

Further, the “turn into robots” mock is apparently in reference to the nanotechnology associated with both PCR testing and the experimental shots. Tiny theragripper devices (robots) carry and release drugs into your body when commanded to do so, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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

Americans Could be Cut Off From the Internet Over Copyright Claims

Americans might lose their internet access as a result of a bad decision on a copyright case involving an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

A court ruled that an ISP could avoid being liable for copyright infringement by terminating the account of a violator after as few as two accusations from a copyright holder.

The court also allowed a damages formula that will incentivize ISPs to terminate the accounts of their users rather than risk paying a ridiculous amount in damages for copyright liability.

The case was filed by Sony Music against Cox Communications, an ISP. The district court ruled in favor of Sony, which argued that Cox was liable for enabling its users to infringe on copyright laws by sharing music recordings in peer-to-peer networks.

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

Amidst Push for $15 Minimum Wage, McDonald’s Begins Testing Voice Automated Drive-Thrus

Amidst a push from lawmakers and protestors alike to raise the federal minimum wage to $15, McDonald’s executives are in the testing phase of new ways to cut costs in restaurants through automation.

At an investor conference Wednesday, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski announced a small group of the restaurant chain’s location in Chicago will be rolling out tests on automated voice drive-thrus.

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

Another Trump Hoax Debunked: Police Did NOT Clear Lafayette Park for Trump ‘Photo-Op’ at Church

US Park police started planning to clear Lafayette park for new fencing hours before learning of former President Trump’s plans to walk to St. John’s Church, a new report reveals.

The report from the Office of Inspector General revealed that in response to previous days of violent protests, “On the morning of June 1, the Secret Service procured antiscale fencing to establish a more secure perimeter around Lafayette Park that was to be delivered and installed that same day. The USPP, in coordination with the Secret Service, determined that it was necessary to clear protesters from the area in and around the park to enable the contractor’s employees to safely install the fence.”

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

‘Army of Moms’ Leading Charge Against Critical Race Theory in Virginia Schools: Ian Prior

Loudoun County, Virginia is the center of a free speech fight and debate over critical race theory, Executive Director of Fightforschools.com Ian Prior told “America Reports” on Wednesday, stating that there is “an army of moms” leading the charge in fighting for their children’s education.

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

Barack Obama Says “Cancel Culture” Has Gone Too Far

During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, former president Barack Obama said that cancel culture has gone too far in American society.

“A lot of the dangers of cancel culture and ‘we’re just going to be condemning people all the time,’ at least among my daughters, they’ll acknowledge that among their peer group or in college campuses, you’ll see people going overboard,” said Obama.

Although he said individuals and institutions should be called out if they engage in “cruel” behavior, Obama warned that expecting everybody to be “perfect” was futile.

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

Black Columbia Professor Calls for ‘Truly Antiracist Parents’ To Pull Their Kids Out of $52k New Jersey School After Teacher Quit Over Critical Race Theory Lessons and Says Only This Will Stop the ‘Misguided Quest’

A black professor at Columbia University has called for parents to pull their kids out of a $52,000-a-year private school in Englewood, New Jersey after a teacher quit over critical race theory lessons.

John McWhorter, an associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, tweeted his support for Dana Stangel-Plowe — who resigned from the Dwight-Englewood School on Tuesday.

‘All hail Dana Stangel-Plowe, who has resigned from the Dwight-Englewood School, which teaches students “antiracism” that sees life as nothing but abuse of power, and teaches that cringing, hostile group identity against oppression is the essence of a self,’ McWhorter tweeted.

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

Breaking: Biden Tells Troops ‘Global Warming’ is the ‘Greatest Threat to America’

President Joe Biden spoke to troops at the US Air Force Base in Suffolk, England, on Wednesday, at the beginning of his first overseas trip as president. Even so, he joked “I keep forgetting I’m president.”

Biden told the troops about the “toughest challenges and the issues that matter most to our future.” He said “we’re committed to leading with strength and leading with our values.”

The biggest of these challenges, Biden said, are climate change. “We must all commit to an ambitious climate action if we’re going to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, limiting global warning—warming—to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius,” he said.

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

Critical Race Theory to be Focus of Baker County Meeting With State Education Officials

MACCLENNY, Fla. — The hot button issue of critical race theory will become a topic of discussion Wednesday when Florida Department of Education leadership hosts a public forum in Baker County.

The forum at Macclenny Elementary School is the third and final public forum on the recently revised drafts of Florida’s student academic standards in several areas that include civics and government, Holocaust education and character education.

The discussion comes ahead of a Florida Board of Education meeting Thursday in Jacksonville. During the meeting at Florida State College at Jacksonville, the board is expected to approve a rule change that will ban the teaching of critical race theory in Florida’s K-12 public schools.

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

Deputies in Uptown Shooting Were Undercover, Won’t be Identified

The deputies who shot and killed a man in Uptown Thursday cannot be publicly identified under Minnesota law, the BCA said.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Hennepin and Ramsey County deputies who shot and killed a man in the busy Minneapolis neighborhood of Uptown Thursday were working undercover and their identities will be protected, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced Wednesday.

The BCA said it is prohibited from releasing the identities of undercover officers under Minnesota law.

The two deputies were working on U.S. Marshals North Star Fugitive Task Force. On Thursday, the Marshals task force was alerted about the location of a man who had a warrant for a felony firearms violation, the BCA said.

At one point, the man fired his weapon from inside a car before he was killed, according to the BCA. A woman who was in the car at the time was treated for minor injuries from glass debris.

There were no other injuries…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Election Workers Set to be Deposed in Georgia Ballot Case

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times

Several election workers in Fulton County, Georgia are scheduled to be deposed in the coming days in a lawsuit that alleges thousands of fraudulent ballots were scanned in Atlanta on Election Night in 2020.

Ruby Freeman, her daughter Wandrea Moss, Caryn Ficklin, and Keisha Dixon were served with notices to appear for depositions in the case, according to court records.

Freeman and Moss were two of the workers in the absentee ballot counting room in State Farm Arena when ballots were processed for some time on Nov. 3, 2020, with no observers, including no state election monitor.

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

Emails Reveal How Influential Articles That Established COVID-19 Natural Origins Theory Were Formed

Authored by Jeff Carlson and Hans Mahncke via The Epoch Times

The two most significant articles promoting the “natural origins” theory for the COVID-19 outbreak originated from scientists who were part of a response team of “experts” brought in by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine (NASEM), in response to a request from a White House official.

The articles appear to have been part of a coordinated effort originating from a Feb. 1, 2020, teleconference organized by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Dr. Jeremy Farrar, director of the British Wellcome Trust, which took place after a group of health officials scrambled in late January 2020 to respond to public reporting of a potential connection between COVID-19 and the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.

Following the officials’ conversations, public discussion of the source possibly being a lab leak was actively suppressed by social media platforms, health officials, and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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

Exclusive: Oregon Middle School Teacher Slams ‘American Dream’, Discusses Plan to Turn Students Into Radical Activists

New video has emerged of a teacher in Beaverton, Ore. telling teachers that they need to burst the bubble of the American Dream not just for teachers, but for students. This was during a Zoom call that happened prior to the start of the 2020 school year.

Katharine Watkins, who identifies herself as an 8th grade humanities teacher at Cedar Park Middle School and notes that her pronouns are “she, her, we and us,” previously claimed that teachers who do not teach critical race theory are engaging in a form of child abuse.

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

Family of Ashli Babbitt to Sue for Identity of Officer Who Fatally Shot Her on January 6

The family of the Air Force veteran who was shot and killed by a police officer on January 6 after breeching the Capitol building is suing for the identity of said officer, CNBC reports.

Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot in the shoulder after her and hundreds of others successfully breeched the Capitol Building in an attempt to stop the certification of the Electoral Collage votes on January 6, 2021.

In addition to suing for the identity, the family is also demanding access to footage of the shooting, documents gathered during the Metropolitan Police Department’s investigation, and witness statements, the lawsuit states.

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

House Republican Demands West Point Cease Critical Race Theory Trainings to Military Cadets

EXCLUSIVE: Republican Rep. Mike Waltz is demanding that U.S. MilitaryAcademy West Point stop teaching cadets critical race theory, calling the teachings “divisive,” “destructive,” and “unacceptable” for the future leaders of the U.S. military.

In a letter to West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, obtained by Fox News Wednesday, Waltz, R-Fla., questioned whether the institution intends to continue its teachings, while warning that the nation is “on incredibly perilous ground if any future leaders of our military are taught the the civilian institutions and structures with ultimate authority over them… are systemically oppressive and that they therefore have a duty to oppose them.”

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

Hurricane City Council Unanimous in Approving Firework Restrictions, Opposing Critical Race Theory

HURRICANE — During the Hurricane City Council meeting last Thursday night, council members issued a proclamation limiting holiday fireworks usage and resolved to oppose the teaching of critical race theory.

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

Judge Calls Man Who Torched Police Station ‘A Good Person Who Made a Terrible Mistake’

The last of four men who pleaded guilty in the torching of a Minneapolis police station in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death has been sentenced by a judge — who called him a “good person who made a terrible mistake.”

Bryce Michael Williams, 27, a former college hoopster and social media influencer, was sentenced by a federal judge to two years and three months behind bars and ordered to pay $12 million in restitution for the damage, the Star Tribune reported.

US District Judge Patrick Schiltz on Monday called him a “good person who made a terrible mistake,” which is why he imposed a shorter prison sentence than prescribed by federal guidelines.

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

Medical Journal Describes “Whiteness” As a Parasitic Pathology That Has No Cure

A research study published in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association describes “whiteness” as a parasitic pathology that has no cure.

Yes, really.

The article, which is entitled ‘On Having Whiteness’, was written by Dr. Donald Moss (who is white), a faculty member of both the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

Moss asserts that white people have a “particular susceptibility” to the “parasitic” condition, which he says “renders its hosts’ appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse” and leads them to “terrorize” non-whites.

[Comment: Psychoanalysis is pseudo-science.]

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

NY Times Defends Mara Gay After She Says She Finds American Flags ‘Disturbing’

New York Times came to the rescue of Mara Gay, the New York Times editorial board member who proclaimed that displays of American flags were “disturbing,” and that Donald Trump supporters should be increasingly “marginalized.”

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

Police Identify 4 People Killed, Including Two Teens, After Deadly Tuesday Afternoon

Violence erupted across the Kansas City metro Tuesday afternoon after there were four fatal shootings.

Kansas City, Missouri police said they are investigating three separate homicides. Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating one.

In Kansas City, Missouri, police said one person was fatally shot on Independence Avenue near Bales Avenue.

The shooting was reported about 1:30 p.m. Investigators said a male shooter approached the victim and opened fire before leaving. The victim was taken to a hospital but died a short time later.

On Wednesday police identified the victim of this incident as 52-year-old Jose Lugo.

On the city’s south side, police said a 15-year-old was shot and killed at Sycamore Park at East 109th Street and Sycamore Avenue. The shooting was reported about 2:30 p.m. Police said there were families with children in the park who witnessed the shooting.

The victim in this incident has been identified as 15-year-old Terrell Bell.

Authorities are also investigating a deadly double shooting near 52nd Street and Euclid Avenue.

The shooting was reported about 2 p.m. Police said officers found a man suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wound. That victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. Another victim, also a man, was taken to a hospital by private car with critical injuries. Investigators said that man died a few hours later.

Police identified the victim in this case as 30-year-old Lavance Jones.

In Kansas City, Kansas, police said a teenager was walking in the 6600 block of Cleveland Avenue — near Hazel Grove Elementary — around noon when he was shot. The teen was taken to a hospital but died a short time later.

He has been identified as 15-year-old Kaden Bauswell.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Texas Hospital Workers Suspended Over Mandatory Vaccine Policy

Nearly 200 staff members at a Houston-area hospital were suspended for not following a policy that requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Their suspensions followed a protest by dozens of workers Monday night against the policy.

The hospital, Houston Methodist, had told employees that they had to be vaccinated by Monday or face suspension. Last month, 117 Houston Methodist employees filed a lawsuit against their employer over the vaccine policy.

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

Three Lansing Men Convicted in Terror Case Linked to ISIS

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Lansing men Mohamed Haji, Muse Muse and Mohamud Muse have been convicted of terrorism charges.

The trio was convicted of conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, specifically ISIS.

Mohamed Haji plead guilty today, following his co-conspirators who both plead guilty in January 2020.

On January 21, 2019, FBI agents and members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Muse Muse at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids after he checked in for a flight headed to to Mogadishu, Somalia, with the goal of joining ISIS.

Shortly thereafter, his brother Mohamud Muse and cousin Mohamed Haji were arrested as co-conspirators.

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

Two Tier Society: Full Capacity Foo Fighters, Springsteen, Strokes Gigs Announced for Fully Vaccinated Only

As America begins to open back up, fears of a two tier society are becoming a reality with the announcement that popular bands and artists will perform live shows, but only for fully vaccinated audiences.

Three gigs in particular made headlines as it was confirmed that Bruce Springsteen will revive his Broadway musical starting June 26th, New York band The Strokes will play at Irving Plaza on June 12, and The Foo Fighters will perform to a capacity audience at Madison Square Garden on June 20.

The one thing all three events have in common is that anyone wishing to attend will have to prove that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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

Virginia Teacher Says Colleagues ‘Afraid’ To Oppose Critical Race Theory

Virginia teachers are rejecting critical race theory in schools, but few have spoken out for fear of losing their jobs. Lilit Vanetsyan, a teacher in Fairfax County, joined “America’s Newsroom” to take a firm stand against the curriculum many call divisive.

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

Vivaldi Integrates Privacy-Focused Email, Calendar, RSS Reader, And Translation Into Its Browser

Vivaldi’s wide range of features have made it a compelling alternative to Big Tech browsers such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

And today, in what it describes as its biggest launch of the year, Vivaldi has integrated four new privacy-focused tools into the fourth version of its browser — email, calendar, Really Simple Syndication (RSS) reader, and translation.

Translation is a full product release while the email, calendar, and RSS reader are being launched as beta versions.

Vivaldi Translate is available on desktop and Android whereas the other three tools are currently desktop only.

As with Vivaldi’s other features, privacy is at the forefront with all four of these new tools providing their services in a way that keeps your data safe.

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

Watch: Andy Ngo Refuses to Back Down in the Face of Antifa Extremists

Andy Ngo, Post Millennial editor-at-large, spoke to Fox News’ Kennedy on Tuesday to discuss the recent attack against him by Antifa militants and to discuss standards of journalism. This comes in the face of criticism that has been leveled at Ngo for going out to cover civil unrest in his hometown despite threats to his physical safety.

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

Watch: Fauci Says Attacks on Him Are ‘Attacks on Science’

In an interview with MSNBC Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci called attacks against him, “attacks against science.”

“What is your level of concern that we’re going to discredit public health officials to the point of, y’know, look at Russia. They actually have a good vaccine, and none of their citizens will take it because they don’t trust their own government,” said Chuck Todd.

“It’s very dangerous Chuck, because a lot of what you’re seeing as attacks on me quite frankly area attacks on science,” said Fauci.

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

Watch: Black Man Confronts Asian Police Officer in NYC, Calls Him a Racist Slur, Says ‘Black People Can’t be Racist’

As the NYPD took action to close New York’s Washington Square Park for a 10 pm curfew over the weekend, a black man hurled racial insults at an Asian officer.

“You’re not even from this country. Piece of sh*t,” the man said to the officer. The officer did not respond to the insults.

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

Why a Judge Has Georgia Vote Fraud on His Mind: “Pristine” Biden Ballots That Looked Xerox’d

Authored by Paul Sperry via RealClearInvestigations.com

When Fulton County, Ga., poll manager Suzi Voyles sorted through a large stack of mail-in ballots last November, she noticed an alarmingly odd pattern of uniformity in the markings for Joseph R. Biden. One after another, the absentee votes contained perfectly filled-in ovals for Biden — except that each of the darkened bubbles featured an identical white void inside them in the shape of a tiny crescent, indicating they’d been marked with toner ink instead of a pen or pencil.

Adding to suspicions, she noticed that all of the ballots were printed on different stock paper than the others she handled as part of a statewide hand recount of the razor-thin Nov. 3 presidential election. And none was folded or creased, as she typically observed in mail-in ballots that had been removed from envelopes.

In short, the Biden votes looked like they’d been duplicated by a copying machine.

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

Justin Trudeau: Freedom of Expression Isn’t “Freedom to Hate”

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tried to make a distinction between freedom of expression and freedom to hate. According to the PM, freedom of expression is a protected and cherished human right in Canada, and freedom to hate is “permitted incitement to violence.”

Trudeau made the distinction during a Tuesday press conference where he was asked about combating hate.

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

Revealed: Former Scientific Director of Winnipeg Microbiology Lab Had ‘Concerns’ Over Scientists From China

Emails reported on by Blacklock’s Reporter show that the then-scientific director of the Microbiology Lab of Winnipeg had serious reservations over the ties between the lab and researchers in China.

“I have some concerns here… No certifications are provided, they simply cite they have them,” wrote Gilmour. “What is the nature of the work, and why are our materials required? These are surely available from other, more local labs.,” wrote Dr. Gilmour.

Recently, it was revealed that two researchers at the microbiology lab had their security clearances revoked, after sending samples of Ebola and Henipavirus to the Wuhan Virology Institute’s request.

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

We’re Suing the Montreal Police for Assaulting Another Rebel News Reporter

This past weekend, I went to cover a massive protest against the excessive COVID lockdown measures put in place by Quebec Premier Francois Legault, with over 10 000 people in attendance.

At first, everything was going well; the crowd was joyful and peaceful. Drummers were playing and music was heard throughout.

Just as all was about to end peacefully in a beautiful park, something alerted the crowd. A ten-year-old autistic boy had run away from his mother, who asked for help from policemen present at the protest.

As soon as the police saw the boy running, they jumped on him to stop him from getting away. But this was immediately interpreted by the crowd as a deliberate and unjustified act of violence against the boy, and many people rushed towards the policemen, who responded by pepper spraying everybody near them!

I got pepper sprayed myself just trying to ask an officer a question about the hectic situation.

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11 Discrepancies Discovered in German Green Party Chancellor Candidate Baerbock’s CV

Germany’s Green Party candidate for chancellor, Annalena Baerbock, is facing pressure over a series of false or misleading claims made in her résumé, which have raised questions about her integrity and previous work experience.

Journalist Philip Plickert, writing for the Austrian Express magazine, had previously revealed seven discrepancies in the curriculum vitae of the federal chairmen of the Greens, Junge Freiheit reports. He has now found three others.

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Barack Obama Calls Poland and Hungary ‘Authoritarian’

In an interview for CNN, former US President Barack Obama warned of how quickly democracy can change to authoritarianism and gave Poland and Hungary as examples.

“Undemocratic America is not going to happen in just one bang, it happens in a series of steps. When you look at what’s happening in places like Hungary and in Poland that obviously did not have the same democratic traditions as we did, they weren’t as deeply rooted. And yet, as recently as 10 years ago they were functioning democracies and now, essentially, have become authoritarian,” Obama said during an interview for left-wing news station CNN.

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England’s Lockdown Could Continue Despite Deaths Being Below 5 Year Average

England’s lockdown measures could remain in place beyond the supposed “freedom day” on June 21st despite the fact that for 11 out of the last 12 weeks, deaths have been below the 5 year average.

Yes, really.

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England Introduces Vaccine Passports for Euro 2020 Games

England residents attending Euro 2020 matches at Wembley will have to use COVID-19 vaccine passports. It will be the first time for vaccine certification to be used at a sporting event in the UK.

To gain entry into Wembley, fans will have to prove they have received the two doses of the vaccine at least 14 days before the match, or a negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours.

Wembley will host all three group stage matches involving England, against Croatia, Scotland, and the Czech Republic at 25% capacity, 22,500 fans. If the matches run smoothly, larger crowds could be allowed for the semi-final and final matches, which will also be played at Wembley.

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European Parliament OKs Coronavirus Travel Passport for July Launch

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a new travel certificate that will allow people to move between European countries without having to quarantine or undergo extra coronavirus tests, paving the way for the pass to start in time for summer.

The widely awaited certificate is aimed at saving Europe’s travel industry and prime tourist sites from another disastrous vacation season. Key travel destinations like Greece have led the drive to have the certificate, which will have both paper and digital forms, rapidly introduced.

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German Power Grids Prepare for Thursday’s Solar Eclipse

This Thursday, a solar eclipse is set to cast a shadow over most of Europe, resulting in a plunge in solar power output.

According to Reuters, citing Amprion GmbH, which is one of four transmission system operators for electricity in Germany, the solar eclipse could result in a plunge of about 1 gigawatt (GW) in the country.

Amprion said the solar power generation is expected to dip between 0920 GMT and 1140 GMT on Thursday as the solar eclipse event occurs. During this period, Germany’s four high-voltage grid operators, or TSOs, will have to draw from alternative energy sources such as coal, gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric energy to keep the grid balanced.

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Malta: Illegal Gatherings: Hundreds of Fines Issued Last Weekend — Police Minister

The police dished out hundreds of fines last week, Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri said, when asked about illegal gatherings taking place in the Sliema area.

Residents have complained about beach parties that last until the early hours of the morning.

They say these illegal gatherings — banned under Covid-rules — have been taking place up to five times a week.

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UK: Cancel the Queen?! Oxford Students Vote to Remove ‘Colonial’ Portrait of Queen Elizabeth

Woke students at Oxford University have voted to remove a portrait of British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II because they felt the print represented the UK’s “colonial history”.

A substantial majority of graduate members of the Middle Common Room (MCR) at Magdalen College Oxford voted to take down the 1952 print of the monarch, arguing that it should be replaced with “art by or of other influential and inspirational people” and agreed to subject any other depictions of the British Royal Family to a vote.

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UK: More Than 1,000 COVID Fines Issued by Hertfordshire Police Since Since Start of Pandemic

Hertfordshire Constabulary has issued more than 1,000 fines for breaches of Covid-19-related laws since the start of the pandemic — but fewer have been handed out since restrictions eased.

Figures published by the National Police Chiefs’ Council reveal a total of 1,092 fixed penalty notices were issued by Hertfordshire Constabulary between March 27 last year and May 16 this year.

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UK: Premier League Club Becomes First to Say Its Players Won’t ‘Take a Knee’

Premier League club Brentford has become the first team in the top flight to say it’s players will refuse to ‘take a knee’ before the start of games next season.

Having already refused to take part in the gesture since February, the newly promoted team will continue to defy the norm when the new campaign begins.

The club originally stopped having its players take a knee because they no longer believed it was having an impact.

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UK: Paedophile Abdul Hasib Elahi Targeted 2,000 Women and Children in Global Blackmail Scheme

Paedophile Abdul Hasib Elahi has pled guilty to targetting nearly 2,000 women and children — some as young as 8-months-old — in a global online blackmail scheme.

Elahi, a resident of Birmingham, England passed himself off as a wealthy stockbroker on “sugar daddy” websites in order to target victims who were either in debt or too young to complain to authorities after he tricked them into sending him naked pictures.

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WHO Chief Scientist Served Legal Notice in India for Allegedly Suppressing Data on Drug to Treat COVID-19

Authored by Meiling Lee via The Epoch Times

The Indian Bar Association has taken legal action against the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan for her alleged role in spreading disinformation on the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19.

The association served a legal notice (pdf) on Swaminathan on May 25, claiming that she was “spreading disinformation and misguiding the people of India, in order to fulfill her agenda”and sought to prevent her from “causing further damage.”

They further say that Swaminathan, in her statements against the use of ivermectin, ignored research and clinical trials from two organizations — the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care (FLCCC) Alliance and the British Ivermectin Recommendation Development (BIRD) — who have presented solid data showing ivermectin prevents and treats COVID-19.

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South Korean Inventor Creates ‘Third Eye’ As a Warning to “Smartphone Zombies”

A South Korean designer has created a ‘third eye’ that allows people to constantly look at their cellphones in the street as a warning to “smartphone zombies.”

Paeng Min-wook’s ‘The Third Eye’ is basically a sophisticated robotic eyeball that users strap to their forehead which warns them if they are about to bump into something.

“Paeng’s invention uses a gyro sensor to measure the oblique angle of the user’s neck and an ultrasonic sensor to calculate the distance between the robotic eye and any obstacles. Both sensors are linked to an open-source single-board microcontroller, with battery pack,” reports Reuters.

When the user gets within 2 meters of another object, an audible beep warns them to take evasive action.

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Watch: Fauci Pal Daszak Admits “Chinese Colleagues” Developing “Killer” Coronaviruses

Authored by Natalie Winters via TheNationalPulse.com

EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak — who collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology on research funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease — appears to boast about the manipulation of “killer” SARS-like coronaviruses carried out by his “colleagues in China” in a clip unearthed by The National Pulse.

Daszak made the admission at a 2016 forum discussing “emerging infectious diseases and the next pandemic,” which appears to be at odds with Fauci’s repeated denial of funding gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

While describing how his organization sequences deadly viruses, Daszak describes the process of “insert[ing] spike proteins” into viruses to see if they can “bind to human cells” as being carried out by his “colleagues in China”.

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Millions of Australians Wake Up to the Coldest Day in Almost Forty Years as Polar Blast Dumps Snow on Three States and Temperatures Plummet Across the Country — But the Weekend is Looking Brighter

A pool of cold air from Antarctica swirling over the nation’s south-east on Wednesday night sent blankets of snow and torrential rain over Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania.

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“I Voted for You!” — Mysterious “Journalist” Fawns Over Kamala Harris at Mexico Press Briefing

A woman caught the attention of the mainstream press earlier this week after lavishly praising Vice President Kamala Harris and even claiming that she voted for the VP and President Joe Biden during a press conference.

Harris was taking questions at a press conference in Mexico City when her chief spokesperson Symone Sanders announced that the “next question will come from Maria Fernanda at Univision,” a well-known Spanish-language media company that’s popular in the US and Mexico.

The woman was permitted to ask the VP a question at the Tuesday presser, one of just five journalists called on by staffers for Harris. Before doing so, however, the woman took the opportunity to tell Harris “it’s an honor because I actually got to vote for the first time as a naturalized citizen, and I voted for you.”

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Dozens More Migrants Seize on Warm Weather to Reach Britain as Border Force Union Chief Says Cross-Channel Migrants Have COVID Rates 20 Times Higher Than Those of the UK Population

Dozens more migrants arrived in Dover today as they seized on the warmer weather to reach Britain.

Border Force officials were seen guiding newly arrived migrants to a holding facility after being picked up in a dinghy in the English Channel.

The UK has been enjoying a mini-heatwave, which sent temperatures soaring to 82.4F today.

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France: Algerian Migrant Attacks Random People With a Screwdriver

An Algerian migrant was arrested by police who said he carried out a series of attacks with a screwdriver on Friday, June 4, in Nantes. Public He should be tried this week at the Nantes Criminal Court.

Placed in custody on his release from the hospital, the man was interrogated by the police on Saturday. He is a 27-year-old Algerian whose motive is not of a terrorist nature.

In talks with police, he admitted that he participated in aggressive behavior. While he seemed to strike at random people, according to several witnesses, he explained that he did so because he felt threatened. However, his explanations do not make a lot of sense, according to a source close to the investigation.

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German Teen Escapes Apartment Where Migrant Males Sexually Abused Her for Months

A 19-year-old young woman reportedly escaped an apartment in Rome where she had been forcibly confined and sexually abused by two Pakistani migrants over a period of months.

The German teen is believed to have moved to Italy two years ago with her 29-year-old Pakistani migrant boyfriend and shared an apartment with a 36-year-old male, also originally from Pakistan.

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Illegal Border Crossings Explode by 674% in a Year: Biden’s Migrant Crisis Gets Worse With 180,000 Apprehensions in May and Figures on Track to be Highest Since 2006

Illegal border crossings have exploded by 674 per cent in a year, with 180,034 recorded in May — the fourth consecutive monthly rise.

Newly-released figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show the number of migrants rocketed by more than six-fold from the 23,237 who crossed from Mexico into the United States in May 2020.

Last year’s number was far lower than usual because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but this year’s figures still spell worrying news for Joe Biden, with 2021 on-track to record the highest number of illegal border crossings since 2006.

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Italy: Milan in the ‘Throes of Total Decay’ as Migrants Run Rampant

Migrants are wreaking havoc in Milan, an Italian city in collapse, according to local media.

The formerly glamorous mecca of high fashion has been overrun by illegal aliens from Africa who have capitalized on oppressive restrictions forced upon Italian citizens during the COVID crisis.

Now, as tourists trickle back into Milan, officials and residents are warning rampant drug dealing and violent crime have transformed the city, as Italian media outlet Il Giornale highlighted in multiple articles published on Tuesday.

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UK: Home Office Fails to Deport 1,500 Illegal Migrants Despite Brexit Promises

The UK Home Office has failed to deport over 1,500 illegal migrants who were deemed to have travelled through safe countries prior to reaching Britain, despite Brexit promises from the government to remove such aliens.

Following the end of the Brexit transition period at the beginning of the year, the government introduced a series of “inadmissibility” asylum regulations which would give the Home Office the ability to turn down asylum claims from migrants who could have applied for refugee status in a “safe third country” before coming to Britain.

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Over 1,000 Lockheed Martin Execs Put Through ‘White Male Reeducation’ Training Sessions

Lockheed Martin CEO James Taiclet responded to questions from Sen. Tom Cotton about the diversity training the company provided, revealing that the company put more than 1,000 executives through reeducation in critical race theory since 2007.

Those questions from Senator Tom Cotton were regarding the controversial training sessions for white males at Lockheed Martin. The letter from Lockheed Martin CEO James Taiclet was obtained by Christopher Rufo. It addresses the six questions pressed by Cotton.

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Scotland: Mother-of-Two Law Student, 29, Is Cleared of Misconduct by University After Saying ‘Women Have Vaginas’ During Seminar on Transgender Issues

A mother-of-two law student who was investigated by university chiefs after saying ‘women have vaginas’ has today been cleared of misconduct.

Mature student Lisa Keogh, 29, was hauled before a disciplinary panel at the University of Abertay in Dundee after her comments made during a seminar on transgender issues were reported to tutors by her classmates.

But after a two month probe, which took place while she underwent her final year exams, the university’s disciplinary board has decided not to uphold the misconduct charge against her.

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UK: Comedian Speaks Out After He Was Refused Gig for Being ‘White, Straight Able-Bodied Male’

A British comedian has spoken out after he was turned down for a gig based on his race, sexuality and gender.

Nick Dixon, who has toured the UK comedy circuit extensively and had success as a movie writer, says that a comedy club operator informed a fan of Dixon’s that he wouldn’t be booking the comedian because he was a “white straight able-bodied male”.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/9/2021

  1. “Biden Tells Troops ‘Global Warming’ is the ‘Greatest Threat to America’”

    Antonis Foskolos, Emeritus Professor at the Technical University of Crete and Emeritus Researcher at the Geological Survey of Canada,
    said that NASA predicted that the earth will becoming colder untill the year 2050.It is a mini ice-age.

    It seems true because here in Greece this summer is not what we used to have.
    Seven degrees lower and a week with rain and storms.

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