Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/14/2021

Rioting and looting continued in South Africa, with mobs burning businesses and warehouses in Durban, Johannesburg, and other cities in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. More than seventy people have been killed in the disturbances. The South African army has called up the reserves in an attempt to quell the unrest.

In other news, French police in Brittany used a stun gun to subdue a man who brandished a knife and shouted “Allahu Akhbar” in the middle of the street.

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USA
» Amazon, Google, Starbucks Among Corporations Seeking to Pass Democrat-Sponsored Federal Election Laws
» Arizona Senate President Says 2020 Election Audit’s Ballot Count Doesn’t Match Maricopa Tally
» BLM Activist Accused of Molesting 62 Kids Returns to School Board Despite Ongoing Investigation
» Breaking: Peter Doocy Asks Psaki Why Biden Admin Won’t Say ‘Communism’ When Referring to Cuban Protests
» California School District to Spend $40 MILLION on Mandatory Critical Race Theory Curriculum
» Facing Down ISIS Beheading Video and Racial Slurs, Free Speech Activists at UConn Vow to Fight on
» FBI’s Botched Response to Nassar Sex Abuse Allegations Allowed Crimes to Continue: Inspector General
» Georgia County Ballot Images Prompt Speculation of “Provable Fraud”
» House Republicans Send Letter to NSA Demanding Info on Tucker Carlson Spying Claims
» House Republicans Demand Answers About Biden Family ‘Cash-Grab’
» John McAfee’s Widow Releases Suicide Note She Believes is Fake
» Liberals Fuming After DeSantis Website Sells Beer Koozies Saying ‘Don’t Fauci My Florida’
» Lightning Strike Destroys George Floyd Mural in Toledo
» NC Could Limit Affirmative Action as GOP Lawmakers Push Back Against Critical Race Theory
» Schumer Rolls Out Pot Legalization Bill Despite Biden Opposition
» State Board of Education to Vote on Controversial Civics Standards; DeSantis Earlier Attended Meeting
» Teacher Says Critical Race Theory ‘Radicalized’ Her Curriculum and Creates ‘Racial Hostility’
» T-Mobile Execs Instruct Mostly Minority Workforce to be ‘Respectful’ Of BLM Looters Who Want to ‘Burn This Whole Place Down’
» US Overdose Deaths Hit Record 93k in Pandemic Last Year, A 29% Increase
» Watch: Psaki Grilled Over Biden’s Support for the Texas Lawmakers Who Fled in Protest of Election Integrity
» WSJ Columnist: Critical Race Theory is a ‘Hustle, ‘ Produces More ‘Woke Illiterates’
» YouTube Censors New Jersey Senate Hearing About Kids’ Mask Mandates
 
Canada
» As France Issues Vaccine Passports, Questions Linger About Canada’s Approach
» ‘Majority’ of COVID Deaths Were Among Those 85+, Typically With Dementia or Alzheimer’s: StatCan
» Some Strip Clubs to Require Vaccine Passports for Entry
» Watch: Toronto Mayor John Tory Calls on Ontario to Develop Vaccine Passport
 
Europe and the EU
» ‘Allahu Akbar’ Knifeman Subdued by French Police Stun Gun
» Exclusive: Savills Estate Agent, 37, Is Arrested ‘Over Vile Racist Tweet About Black England Stars’ After Turning Himself Into Police
» French Citizens Riot in Response to Plan to Mandate Vaccine Passports
» Plan to Vaccinate Teens Triggers Large Protests in Greece
» Rising Cases of Church Vandalism in Hungary
» Spain’s Top Court Rules Pandemic Lockdown Unconstitutional
» Survey: Poles Don’t Trust Donald Tusk
» Swedish Rappers Jailed on Kidnapping Charges in Major Organised Crime Trial
» The Economist Publishes Bizarre Story Bemoaning Lack of ‘Diversity’ In Italian Squad
» UK: Nightclubs, Cinemas Resist Government Demand to Introduce COVID Passports
» UK: Young People Are Ditching COVID Surveillance App in Large Numbers
» Western Europe’s True Conservatives Applaud Hungary’s Child Protection Law
 
Russia
» Pro-European President Wins Election in Moldova
 
South Asia
» Afghanistan: Britain Willing to ‘Come to Terms’ With Taliban and Work With Enemy for Sake of Peace if it ‘Behaves’
 
Far East
» Korea: Hundreds of Merchants Hold Late Night Drive-Through Rally Against COVID-19 Restrictions
» Poll: Two Thirds of Americans Want China to Pay COVID Reparations
 
Australia — Pacific
» Devastated Families Are Left in Tears as Their Flight From Melbourne to Perth Lands 15 Minutes Too Late After Strict COVID-19 Restrictions Were Announced — as Cops Storm Their Plane and Order Them Into 14-Day Quarantine
» ‘Take COVID Seriously’: Father-of-Four Struck Down by Virus Shares Raw Video From Hospital Bed to Encourage Others in His Arabic Community in Sydney’s South-West to Go Get Vaccinated
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Death Toll Rises in South Africa as Calls to End Violence Go Unheard
» Looting, Unrest Continues for Sixth Straight Day in South Africa
» South African Army ‘Activates’ All Reserve Members Amid Worsening Social Unrest
» South Africa Riots: Looting and Shooting in Durban
 
Latin America
» Cuban YouTuber Says She’s Being Taken Into Custody During Interview
» For Third Day, Tampa Demonstrators Show Support for Cuban Protests
» Miami Mayor Urges Biden to Consider Airstrikes Against Cuba’s Communist Regime
» Reuters Slammed for Saying Cuban Protests ‘Risk Exacerbating COVID-19 Spike’
» SWFL Takes to the Streets to Demonstrate Solidarity With Protesters in Cuba
» Video: Rubio Demands U.S. Government “Call it for What it is” In Cuba — a ‘Communist, Marxist, Socialist Tyranny’
 
Immigration
» Dunkirk Rescue for Dozens of Migrants: French Navy Helicopter is Scrambled as 37 Get Trapped on Sandbank by Rising Tide — After Hundreds Cross the Channel in Just Three Days
» Illegal Migration Into EU Up 59 Per Cent in First Six Months of 2021
» Lithuania Accuses Belarus of Mass Revenge Over EU Sanctions as Migrants Flood Country
» Man Convicted of Stabbing Several People in Sweden Knife Attack
» The Number of Migrants Who Drowned on Their Way to Europe Has Doubled This Year
 
Culture Wars
» “Sensitivity Readers” to Proofread Books So They Don’t Offend Cancel Mobs
» At Least Two Amazon Employees Quit in Outrage After the Company Refuses to Ban Abigail Shrier’s Book “Irreversible Dam”
» Discord Acquires AI Censorship Company
» Lufthansa Will No Longer Address Customers as Ladies and Gentlemen
» Polish Top Administrative Court Rejects Birth Certificate With Two Women Entered as the Parents
» Teacher Loses Lawsuit After Refusing to Use Transgender Students’ Chosen Names
» Twitter Experiences Increase in Global Government Demands for Censorship and Data on Users
 

Amazon, Google, Starbucks Among Corporations Seeking to Pass Democrat-Sponsored Federal Election Laws

166 large corporation including Apple, Amazon, Google, Starbucks and Pepsi are pressuring Congress to pass partisan federal election bills that will benefit Democrats in future elections. The companies are pressing for Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act which would create sweeping reforms and render an important 2013 Supreme Court case irrelevant.

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

Arizona Senate President Says 2020 Election Audit’s Ballot Count Doesn’t Match Maricopa Tally

Authored by Isabel van Brugen via The Epoch Times

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann on Tuesday said that the 2020 presidential election audit’s ballot count led by Cyber Ninjas differed from the Maricopa County tally, and that the discrepancy prompted the election review team to acquire new machines to recount the ballots.

“They haven’t released a number yet,” Fann, a Republican, said during in an interview with KTAR.

“However, we do know that those numbers do not match with Maricopa County at this point.”

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

BLM Activist Accused of Molesting 62 Kids Returns to School Board Despite Ongoing Investigation

Black Lives Matter activist Tay Anderson is returning to work at the Denver School Board after stepping down a few months ago amid accusations he molested over 60 undocumented students.

As of today the investigation into Anderson is still ongoing. But that’s what compels Anderson to come back, as he believes the evaluation into his conduct has over-expanded in scope.

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

Breaking: Peter Doocy Asks Psaki Why Biden Admin Won’t Say ‘Communism’ When Referring to Cuban Protests

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to say the word “communism” when asked why Cubans are protesting in the streets and fleeing to neighbouring countries. Psaki was grilled by Fox News’ Peter Doocy and couldn’t answer the simple question: “Do you think the people are leaving Cuba because they don’t like communism?”

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

California School District to Spend $40 MILLION on Mandatory Critical Race Theory Curriculum

A California school district plans to spend $40 million on mandatory critical race theory classes for students, with teachers being trained by $1500 an hour consultants.

The Daily Mail reports that Hayward Unified School District is the first to adopt the new ethnic studies curriculum, which the district stated, “will be informed by and include critical race theory.”

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

Facing Down ISIS Beheading Video and Racial Slurs, Free Speech Activists at UConn Vow to Fight on

A group of politically moderate students have become targets for name-calling and threats for writing a pro-free speech “UConn Statement” and bringing it before the student government.

The statement reads in part that “Members of the University community are free to criticize and contest the views expressed on campus. … To this end, the University has a solemn responsibility not only to promote a lively and fearless freedom of debate and deliberation, but also to protect that freedom when others attempt to restrict it.”

Its authors have been accused of white supremacy and one of them even received an ISIS beheading video.

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

FBI’s Botched Response to Nassar Sex Abuse Allegations Allowed Crimes to Continue: Inspector General

The Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General today released a report that says the FBI failed to act quickly enough against Larry Nassar, and this mismanagement allowed sexual abuse to continue for months after an agency office was first notified.

As spotlighted by the Associated Press, the Justice Department’s watchdog report on the FBI’s investigation into USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar uncovered several “missteps.”

On page 3 of the report it says: “For many of the approximately 70 or more athletes, the abuse by Nassar began before the FBI first became aware of allegations against Nassar and continued into 2016. For others, the alleged abuse began after USA Gymnastics reported the Nassar allegations to the Indianapolis Field Office in July 2015.”

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

Georgia County Ballot Images Prompt Speculation of “Provable Fraud”

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times

A group seeking to ensure that elections are run fairly said this week that an in-depth analysis of mail-in ballot images it obtained through a court order shows that the hand-count audit in Fulton County, Georgia, last year “was riddled with massive errors and provable fraud.”

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

House Republicans Send Letter to NSA Demanding Info on Tucker Carlson Spying Claims

Seventeen Republicans in the House have written a letter to the NSA demanding all information relating to claims that the spy agency has been monitoring Tucker Carlson’s private communications and leaking details to left-wing journalists.

The NSA has claimed (again) that it only eavesdrops on foreign adversaries, tweeting in response to the allegations that “Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the Agency and the NSA has never had any plans to try to take his program off the air.”

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

House Republicans Demand Answers About Biden Family ‘Cash-Grab’

A dozen Republican members of Congress demanded Wednesday that the White House turn over information related to the business interests of President Biden’s family in order to “understand the extent of the Biden family’s use of its connection to the President to enrich itself.”

The letter to White House Counsel Dana Remus from the members of the House Oversight Committee seeks information on trips then-Vice President Biden took with son Hunter to China in 2013 and Mexico in 2016. It also asks for a list of “all past and ongoing foreign business interests and past and ongoing foreign relations for members of the Biden family,” as well as all “documents and communications regarding Hunter Biden’s artwork.”

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

John McAfee’s Widow Releases Suicide Note She Believes is Fake

The widow of John McAfee has reportedly released the tech tycoon’s supposed suicide note, in which he described himself as a “parasite” whose “future does not exist” — but she cast doubt about its authenticity.

A preliminary coroner’s report has confirmed the initial determination by local authorities that the eccentric antivirus software creator hanged himself in a Barcelona prison.

McAfee’s family, which has questioned whether he killed himself, has requested a second, independent autopsy.

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

Liberals Fuming After DeSantis Website Sells Beer Koozies Saying ‘Don’t Fauci My Florida’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is selling merchandise poking fun at Dr. Anthony Fauci over his support for strict coronavirus restrictions.

For the price of $12, supporters of DeSantis can help his re-election campaign by purchasing a beer koozie that says, “Don’t Fauci my Florida.”

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

Lightning Strike Destroys George Floyd Mural in Toledo

A lightning strike has completely destroyed a mural of George Floyd that was erected in Toledo.

Oh no, how awful.

After the mural collapsed, people were initially unaware of the cause, with one city inspector commenting it was “just age — it just came away,” noting that the mural had been bowing.

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

NC Could Limit Affirmative Action as GOP Lawmakers Push Back Against Critical Race Theory

RALEIGH, N.C. — A new bill rolled out Wednesday by the leader of the state Senate would prohibit North Carolina public schools from promoting the idea that one race or gender is inherently superior to another and that someone is inherently racist or sexist because of their race or gender.

Although it’s not taught in K-12 schools, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger said he believes students are being indoctrinated with the basic ideology of critical race theory, an academic concept that looks at inequities in current American culture through the lens of the nation’s history of racism, including slavery and Jim Crow.

Berger, R-Rockingham, said he’s not trying to outlaw the teaching of American history, including the chapters that deal with racism. Instead, he said, he’s trying to protect the ideals of classical liberalism from an ideology that seeks to overturn them.

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

Schumer Rolls Out Pot Legalization Bill Despite Biden Opposition

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday released a “discussion draft” of legislation that would make marijuana federally legal — despite President Biden’s continued opposition to pot legalization.

The bill would remove the drug from the Controlled Substance Act and put the Food and Drug Administration in charge of regulation. States would be allowed to maintain their own laws against pot possession.

Schumer (D-NY) wrote in a tweet that it’s a “legislative proposal to end the federal prohibition on marijuana and repair damage done by the War on Drugs — especially in communities of color.”

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

State Board of Education to Vote on Controversial Civics Standards; DeSantis Earlier Attended Meeting

Gov. Ron DeSantis showed up Wednesday at Florida’s State Board of Education meeting, which includes a vote over controversial civics standards.

It’s unusual that DeSantis would be in person at the state board meeting, but there’s been controversy for weeks now about everything from a ban on Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project, as well as civics standards that do not include the word slavery.

First Lady Casey DeSantis also was at the meeting earlier in this morning.

The couple was met with applause at St. Petersburg College in Pinellas County, where the meeting is being held.

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

Teacher Says Critical Race Theory ‘Radicalized’ Her Curriculum and Creates ‘Racial Hostility’

A middle school teacher in Rhode Island criticized her school’s adoption of critical race theory, claiming it is “creating racial hostility” among her students and colleagues.

Ramona Bessinger, who has been a teacher for 22 years with the last seven in the Providence school district, explained in a featured post with Legal Insurrection on Tuesday that her district’s new “radicalized curriculum” has “created racial tensions among students and staff where none existed before.”

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

T-Mobile Execs Instruct Mostly Minority Workforce to be ‘Respectful’ Of BLM Looters Who Want to ‘Burn This Whole Place Down’

T-Mobile issued an email to their employees telling them that they must become “anti-racist,” stating that “it’s not enough to simply feel food that you don’t contribute to racism,” according to materials obtained by The Daily Wire. T-Mobile’s 53,000 employees are 74 percent minority.

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

US Overdose Deaths Hit Record 93k in Pandemic Last Year, A 29% Increase

NEW YORK — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday.

That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29% increase.

“This is a staggering loss of human life,” said Brandon Marshall, a Brown University public health researcher who tracks overdose trends.

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

Watch: Psaki Grilled Over Biden’s Support for the Texas Lawmakers Who Fled in Protest of Election Integrity

As the Biden administration backs Texas lawmakers who abandoned the state in protest of election integrity laws in the House, Fox News’ Peter Doocy wanted to know if the risk of “losing a vote” was a reason that Biden had ever fled from his duties in the Senate.

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

WSJ Columnist: Critical Race Theory is a ‘Hustle, ‘ Produces More ‘Woke Illiterates’

Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley likened critical race theory to a “hustle” in a new opinion piece on Tuesday, arguing it not only sends the wrong message to students, but hampers academic progress at a time when math and reading statistics were already at alarming levels.

Riley cited Education Department data to note that a majority of fourth— and eighth-graders can’t read or do math at grade level, wondering then about the aim of CRT proponents.

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

YouTube Censors New Jersey Senate Hearing About Kids’ Mask Mandates

As YouTube continues to censor a wide array of topics, not least those around the Covid pandemic, so it’s independent competitors like Rumble continue to attract more creators.

The trend was unbroken last week when Google’s video giant censored a video showing a New Jersey Senate hearing on the topic of forcing school children to wear masks, which concluded the policy may be harmful.

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

As France Issues Vaccine Passports, Questions Linger About Canada’s Approach

Questions have arisen over Trudeau’s approach to vaccine passes in Canada as France takes a hardline approach.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced this week that people will have to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter establishments like bars, restaurants and movie theatres, as well as all french health care workers needing to be vaccinated by September 15th. In Canada, Justin Trudeau has left the decision of domestic vaccine passports up to the provinces but that leaves lingering questions about how, when, and why they will be implemented.

“In terms of domestic reflections (of vaccine passports) that’s something the provinces themselves will establish as what is right for them,” Justin Trudeau said about vaccine passports. Quebec and Manitoba are moving forward will a plan to implement while Alberta is strongly against the idea. Other provinces like Ontario and British Columbia seem caught in the middle of what to do.

In Quebec, vaccine passports will start to be issued in the coming months but the government says they will only be used as an alternative to lockdowns in the event of another outbreak. In that case, access to businesses deemed non-essential will be restricted to those who can provide proof of vaccination.

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

‘Majority’ of COVID Deaths Were Among Those 85+, Typically With Dementia or Alzheimer’s: StatCan

A new report by Statistics Canada found that a huge percentage of Canada’s COVID-19 victims were older than the country’s life expectancy, had dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, and were likely going to die “regardless of the pandemic” over the same period of time.

The report, written to the Commons human resources committee, states that the majority of Canadians who died of COVID-19 resided in long-term care homes.

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

Some Strip Clubs to Require Vaccine Passports for Entry

Filmores near Sherbourne and Dundas in Toronto say that all dancers and employees will be fully vaccinated and expects the same of their guests. This comes as a growing range of businesses say they will also plan to implement the same system.

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

Watch: Toronto Mayor John Tory Calls on Ontario to Develop Vaccine Passport

Toronto Mayor John Tory is calling on the Ontario government to develop a vaccine passport, stating that proof of COVID-19 vaccinations are increasingly becoming required for travel and “other activities”.

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

‘Allahu Akbar’ Knifeman Subdued by French Police Stun Gun

Police used an electric stun gun on a man who brandished a knife and yelled “Allahu Akbar” in the middle of the street.

At around 1 am on Monday in the commune of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, a 24-year-old man armed with a knife yelled “Allahu Akbar” on the Rue Baratoux.

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

Exclusive: Savills Estate Agent, 37, Is Arrested ‘Over Vile Racist Tweet About Black England Stars’ After Turning Himself Into Police

Greater Manchester Police have arrested the Savills estate agent who allegedly posted a racist tweet about black England football stars after the Three Lions lost the European Championship to Italy.

Andrew Bone, 37, self-presented at Cheadle Heath police station this morning and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of an offence under Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act.

Bone, a commercial building manager, claimed that his Twitter account had been hacked after a message was posted on his profile on Sunday which said: ‘N*****s ruined it for us.’ After he was widely accused of being a racist, the post was deleted and Bone called for police to investigate.

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

French Citizens Riot in Response to Plan to Mandate Vaccine Passports

French citizens rioted in response to plans by President Macron to mandate vaccine passports to enter venues like shopping malls, restaurants bars, hospitals, bars, cafe’s and access public transport.

As we highlighted yesterday, people will have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter any of these sites from August onwards.

Given that they would have to cover the bill for every single PCR test, the restrictions would make the vaccine de facto mandatory for anyone who wants to live a normal life.

People in Paris responded on Bastille Day with an unruly protest that led to French police using tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.

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

Plan to Vaccinate Teens Triggers Large Protests in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of anti-vaccine demonstrators gathered in Greece’s two largest cities Wednesday to protest plans to make coronavirus vaccines available to children 15 and older.

The protests took place outside parliament in central Athens and in the northern city of Thessaloniki.

Greek authorities have blamed a recent increase in confirmed virus cases on crowded entertainment venues. Under new restrictions, leisure facilities will only be open to people who are vaccinated. A mandatory vaccination policy is planned for workers at care facilities and hospitals.

In Athens, protesters chanted “Hands off our kids” and held up a banner reading, “We say no to vaccine poison.”

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

Rising Cases of Church Vandalism in Hungary

Almost two thousand cases of damage and destruction have been recorded by the Hungarian Catholic Church in recent years, of which about thirty are of burglary and occasional vandalism, the press service of the Hungarian Catholic Episcopal Conference informed daily Magyar Nemzet. The press service added that the amount of insurance paid for damages has not generally exceeded HUF 300,000 (€840) so far.

The Church said the Hungarian Catholic Episcopal Conference does not keep statistics on churches open 24 hours a day or on police proceedings. Thus, it is not known how many Catholic churches in Hungary are open around the clock, a policy sometimes exploited by criminals.

Not all of the 2,000 damages and crimes are made public, but the press still reports on the most outrageous ones. For example, on June 30, a middle-aged man vandalized a Catholic church in Bosnyak Square in Budapest. The perpetrator broke into the church on a bright day at around 1 p.m., then destroyed and desecrated statues, flags, candles, flower holders and altar tables. Damage was estimated at HUF 1 million.

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

Spain’s Top Court Rules Pandemic Lockdown Unconstitutional

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that a strict stay-at-home lockdown order the Spanish government issued under a state of emergency during the first wave of COVID-19 last year was unconstitutional.

While upholding most terms of the state of emergency, the court said provisions ordering the population off the streets except for shorts shopping trips, unavoidable work commutes and other essential business violated Spain’s Constitution.

The court issued a brief statement that described the ruling as a split decision. State broadcaster TVE said six magistrates were in favor and five against. The full decision is expected to be released in the coming days.

According to TVE, the court majority ruled that the limitations on movement violated citizens’ basic rights and the state of emergency was a constitutionally insufficient mechanism to do that. The six magistrates said a state of exception, which does allow the government to suspend basic rights, would have been necessary.

[Comment: The populist Vox party brought the lawsuit.]

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

Survey: Poles Don’t Trust Donald Tusk

Which politicians do Poles trust the most?

According to the latest survey by the Institute for Social Research and Market IBRiS for onet.pl, the most trusted politician in the country is president Andrzej Duda, who is trusted by 42.7 percent of respondents (a 2.2 percent increase compared to June).

Second is Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki with 40.3 percent (an 0.2 percent decrease) and third is Warsaw’s mayor Rafal Trzaskowski with 38.9 percent (a 1.7 percent decrease). Compared to the same survey from June 2021, Trzaskowski has lost his title of Poland’s most trusted politician.

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

Swedish Rappers Jailed on Kidnapping Charges in Major Organised Crime Trial

Two Swedish rappers have been jailed for plotting to kidnap a rival musician, in a major trial against organised crime that received widespread national attention.

Yasin Mahamoud — known by his stage name Yasin — was accused of involvement in the planning of the kidnapping in March 2020.

The court heard how he had planned to meet the victim, a young rival rapper, at a recording studio, and then lure him into a car in central Stockholm to “harm his life or health” and blackmail him.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

The Economist Publishes Bizarre Story Bemoaning Lack of ‘Diversity’ In Italian Squad

The Economist published a bizarre article bemoaning the lack of diversity in the Italian football team, with some asking if the same complaint would be made about Nigeria or Ghana.

“The most striking aspect of Italy’s 26-man squad before it took to the pitch was that, alone among the main contenders, it did not include a single player considered as being of colour,” tweeted the globalist publication.

The article goes on to suggest that the team’s victory over England in the final of the Euros was a “victory…for the Italian right,” presumably because England’s first team included several black players while Italy’s starting 11 didn’t contain any.

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

UK: Nightclubs, Cinemas Resist Government Demand to Introduce COVID Passports

Nightclubs and cinemas in the UK are resisting government requirements that they introduce COVID vaccine passports to enter their venues.

July 19th is supposed to be “freedom day,” when all coronavirus restrictions in the UK are lifted, but the government is asking numerous larger venues to implement a policy that will block the unvaccinated and those who can’t prove a negative COVID test from entry.

The Night Time Industries Association responded by labeling the requirements “disingenuous and unclear,” and others have followed suit.

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

UK: Young People Are Ditching COVID Surveillance App in Large Numbers

Young people in the UK are abandoning the NHS (National Health Service) Covid contact tracing app, marking a general trend of rejecting this often controversial piece of technology.

One in five of all adults who at some point downloaded and used the app now say they have deleted it — but among the 18 to 34 demographic, that figure reaches as many as a third of the app’s former users.

This is according to a poll by Savanta ComRes, published shortly before the planned July 19 lifting of most Covid restrictions in the country, which many lockdowners are criticizing — including the market consultancy’s political research director Chris Hopkins, who thinks that it will “likely” be very difficult to contain the virus without restrictions.

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

Western Europe’s True Conservatives Applaud Hungary’s Child Protection Law

The dividing line between conservatives and progressives in Western Europe was once again highlighted by the European Parliament’s vote against Hungary’s child protection law on Thursday, July 8.

Members of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), as well as Identity & Democracy (I&D) groups, both from Western Europe and former Eastern Bloc countries, voted overwhelmingly against the resolution calling for sanctions against Hungary. The progressive-liberal and Eurofederalist center, the left and the red-green extreme left voted overwhelmingly in favor of financial sanctions against Hungary in the name of LGBT rights.

In the center-right European People’s Party (EPP), on the other hand, a few MEPs, mainly from former Eastern Bloc countries, voted against, while a majority of French, Spanish and Italian MEPs chose to abstain. However, those center-right MPs seem to avoid speaking out too much on the subject.

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

Pro-European President Wins Election in Moldova

A crucial early parliamentary election was held in the Republic of Moldova on Sunday, in which incumbent President Maia Sandu’s pro-European party, the Party for Action and Solidarity (PAS), won enough votes to form a parliamentary majority.

The main opponent was former socialist and communist-backed former President Igor Dodon, who remains committed to forging closer ties with Russia.

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

Afghanistan: Britain Willing to ‘Come to Terms’ With Taliban and Work With Enemy for Sake of Peace if it ‘Behaves’

Despite fighting the group for two decades, Britain will engage with the Taliban should it come into power in Afghanistan, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said, “provided it adheres to certain international norms.”

In Washington for a visit with his US counterpart, Lloyd Austin, Wallace said the lessons of the past 20 years “will not have been lost on the Taliban”, and acknowledged that the UK would likely have to work with the group.

Last week, the Taliban claimed to control 85% of the country’s territory. However, the Afghan leadership has dismissed this assertion as part of a propaganda campaign.

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

Korea: Hundreds of Merchants Hold Late Night Drive-Through Rally Against COVID-19 Restrictions

SEOUL, July 15 (Yonhap) — More than 400 small business owners held a drive-through rally late Wednesday night to protest the government’s strengthened COVID-19 restrictions in light of a recent flare-up of infections, organizers said.

The merchants, who united under the banner of a national emergency committee for small business owners, drove around 11 kilometers from Yeouido Park in western Seoul to Daehangno near the city center flashing their hazard lights as a sign of protest.

Police stood at checkpoints along the road to turn back the cars, but traffic got heavy around Daehangno after midnight.

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Poll: Two Thirds of Americans Want China to Pay COVID Reparations

A TIPP poll carried out on behalf of the Center for Security Policy has found that nearly two thirds of Americans want to see China made to pay reparations for the coronavirus pandemic.

Michael Waller, a Senior Analyst for the Center notes that “Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the Chinese regime should pay reparations for the destruction caused by the human coronavirus pandemic” if the virus is proven to have accidentally leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Waller adds that the number “rises from 63 percent to 78 percent if investigations reveal that the Chinese government released the SARS-CoV-19 human coronavirus on purpose.”

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Devastated Families Are Left in Tears as Their Flight From Melbourne to Perth Lands 15 Minutes Too Late After Strict COVID-19 Restrictions Were Announced — as Cops Storm Their Plane and Order Them Into 14-Day Quarantine

Police boarded a flight from Melbourne to Perth to deliver devastating news for travellers after their flight landed 15 minutes too late to beat tough new Covid restrictions.

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‘Take COVID Seriously’: Father-of-Four Struck Down by Virus Shares Raw Video From Hospital Bed to Encourage Others in His Arabic Community in Sydney’s South-West to Go Get Vaccinated

A Sydney father-of-four struck down by coronavirus has recalled his harrowing ordeal in a desperate plea for everyone to get vaccinated in a confronting video from his hospital bed.

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Death Toll Rises in South Africa as Calls to End Violence Go Unheard

More than 70 people have been killed so far in a week of violence that saw crowds looting shops and offices in South Africa on Wednesday, July 14 and defying government calls to stop.

The unrest, the worst in South Africa for years, has wrecked hundreds of businesses and disrupted hospitals struggling to cope with a third wave of COVID-19 and forced the closure of a refinery.

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Looting, Unrest Continues for Sixth Straight Day in South Africa

Riots, looting and unbridled unrest continued for a sixth straight day in South Africa Wednesday, claiming nearly 100 lives and leading to food, fuel and medical supply shortages amid a vicious third wave of the coronavirus.

So far, official figures show 72 people have died and more than 1,200 people have been arrested after violent protests broke out following the arrest of ex-president Jacob Zuma and the start of his 15-month prison sentence for contempt.

“I call for peace,” the king of South Africa’s Zulu community — the locale’s largest ethnic group — said during a televised speech Wednesday.

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South African Army ‘Activates’ All Reserve Members Amid Worsening Social Unrest

Update (1810ET): As social unrest nears the 7th day in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces, the South African Army Reserve has ordered “all Reserve Members” for duty on Thursday morning.

“As directed by Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant General Lawrence Khulekani Mbatha all Reserve Members are to report for duty at First Light tomorrow morning 15 July 2021 at their respective units,” the statement read.

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South Africa Riots: Looting and Shooting in Durban

Protests which began after former South African President Jacob Zuma handed himself into police to serve a 15-month sentence have descended into days of violence and looting. The BBC has spoken to a few of the people caught in the middle.

“We are on fire,” Ian — not his real name — tells the BBC from riot-hit Durban in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.

In the last three days, he reckons he has managed an hour or two of sleep at a time. He and his team — who work for a private security company — are surviving on energy drinks as they wait and watch.

They have given up trying to stop the looting which has destroyed so many buildings since protests calling for South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma to be freed from jail began last week. Ian has heard reports of three security guards being killed since the weekend.

Now, they are just protecting the neighbourhoods where they live.

“We’ve gone to a place where we are going to watch them stealing, we are not interfering with them — don’t harm us…

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Cuban YouTuber Says She’s Being Taken Into Custody During Interview

A popular Cuban YouTuber known as Dina Stars was taken away by security forces midway through a news interview, according to a report.

The YouTuber, whose real name is Dina Fernandez, was being interviewed online for Spanish-language Canal 4 about Sunday’s massive protests in the Communist nation when she abruptly left the room, CNN reported.

“The state’s security forces are here,” she said in Spanish during the broadcast from her home in Havana. “I have to go.”

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For Third Day, Tampa Demonstrators Show Support for Cuban Protests

TAMPA, Fla. — More protests, calling for a liberated Cuba, formed in Ybor City and along Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa Wednesday evening and night.

Activists are standing in solidarity with demonstrators in Cuba rallying against their communist government.

TAMPA, Fla. — More protests, calling for a liberated Cuba, formed in Ybor City and along Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa Wednesday evening and night.

Activists are standing in solidarity with demonstrators in Cuba rallying against their communist government.

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Miami Mayor Urges Biden to Consider Airstrikes Against Cuba’s Communist Regime

The mayor of Miami, Florida, has called on the US to consider military action to overthrow the Communist regime in Cuba — even if that means launching airstrikes.

Francis Suarez — whose father was Miami’s first Cuban-born mayor — told Fox News on Tuesday that “what should be being contemplated right now is a coalition of potential military action in Cuba.”

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Reuters Slammed for Saying Cuban Protests ‘Risk Exacerbating COVID-19 Spike’

Reuters raised eyebrows on Wednesday for sounding the alarm on the coronavirus pandemic implications of the historic protests that have erupted in Cuba this week.

The newswire published a story with the headline “Cuban protests risk exacerbating COVID-19 spike — PAHO,” citing concerns from the Pan American Health Organization over the contagious Delta variant that has spread globally that could infect Cubans and tourists.

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SWFL Takes to the Streets to Demonstrate Solidarity With Protesters in Cuba

Thousands of protesters spread out across Southwest Florida in solidarity with Cuban citizens Tuesday from Port Charlotte to Naples. Protesters also gathered in Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers and Clewiston.

Major roads were blocked off for several hours Tuesday night as protesters walked the streets in the downtown areas of Fort Myers and Naples.

People were also protesting all day in Miami on Tuesday into the night on the Palmetto Expressway. The protests shut down part of the highway and backed up traffic for hours.

In Lee County, people also made their way down McGregor Boulevard. At one point, people were blocking traffic in the area.

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Video: Rubio Demands U.S. Government “Call it for What it is” In Cuba — a ‘Communist, Marxist, Socialist Tyranny’

After attempts by the Biden administration and the establishment media to downplay the anti-communist uprising in Cuba as anything but that, Senator Marco Rubio made an impassioned speech demanding that the government “call it for what it is.”

“We should be clear in our language,” Rubio said during a speech on the Senate floor, adding “We don’t just condemn this tyranny. We condemn this communist, this Marxist, this socialist tyranny.”

Rubio demanded that America make “clear about whose side we’re on.”

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Dunkirk Rescue for Dozens of Migrants: French Navy Helicopter is Scrambled as 37 Get Trapped on Sandbank by Rising Tide — After Hundreds Cross the Channel in Just Three Days

Dozens of migrants were dramatically rescued off the French coast on Monday — including 37 who were trapped on a sandbank and had to be airlifted to safety in a race against the rising tide by helicopter.

A French naval helicopter had just 20 minutes to rescue the group before the sandbank was submerged underwater.

It made successive sorties picking up the group and transferring them to the safety of the shore.

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Illegal Migration Into EU Up 59 Per Cent in First Six Months of 2021

The number of illegal migrants entering European Union member states has increased by 59 per cent in the first six months of this year, as a new route has opened along the border with Belarus.

A report from the EU border agency Frontex has stated that in the first six months of 2021, there were 61,000 illegal crossings into the bloc, noting that much of the increase can be explained by countries easing Wuhan coronavirus travel restrictions.

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Lithuania Accuses Belarus of Mass Revenge Over EU Sanctions as Migrants Flood Country

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte accused Belarus of “mass revenge over EU sanctions as migrants flood into Lithuania, the Associated Press, reported.

“The organized mass immigration is revenge,” she told the Associated Press. She said Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko sought to pressure Lithuania’s infrastructure and politics.

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Man Convicted of Stabbing Several People in Sweden Knife Attack

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing several people in Sweden earlier this year. Tamin Sultani, an Afghan asylum-seeker, stabbed and injured pedestrians in the southern town of Vetlanda in March. He was shot by police and arrested after an eighteen-minute rampage.

In its verdict, the court said that the 22-year-old had used a kitchen knife from his apartment “because he was so upset” about something blasphemous.

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The Number of Migrants Who Drowned on Their Way to Europe Has Doubled This Year

The number of migrants who died at sea trying to get to Europe has more than doubled this year. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) stated this in its report on Tuesday. According to IOM statistics, at least 1,146 migrants heading to European countries died at sea between January and June this year.

In 2020, these dangerous crossings claimed the lives of 513 people over the same period. In 2019, it was the lives of 674 people. Overall, the number of migrants heading to Europe by sea has increased by 56 percent this year.

Most migrants — 741, to be precise — died trying to cross the central Mediterranean from Libya to Italy. Another 250 people did not survive while using the route between the West African countries and the Spanish Canary Islands, and 149 people died trying to cross the Western Mediterranean to reach Spain. At least six people drowned on their way to Greece. However, according to IOM, there might be more victims given that many shipwrecks go unnoticed.

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“Sensitivity Readers” to Proofread Books So They Don’t Offend Cancel Mobs

New, widespread phenomena inevitably create new economies, and new job titles; the strong push to align content, including books, with what can be summed up as “woke values” is no different.

The Spectator writes about a new brand of copy editors — “sensitivity readers.” The term is appropriately Orwellian in itself, given what these people get hired by publishers to do: make sure that stories that don’t represent a writer’s “lived experience” are “corrected” to better reflect that.

And the “sensitivity authority” who decides what is authentic is the freelancer given the job. It sounds fairly arbitrary, like many other things happening in society these days that flirt with some form of censorship or suppression of content.

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At Least Two Amazon Employees Quit in Outrage After the Company Refuses to Ban Abigail Shrier’s Book “Irreversible Dam”

At least two Amazon employees have quit over the online retailer’s refusal to remove a book that documents people who regretted “transitioning” to the opposite gender as a child. In the age of digital book burning, the resignations come amid an employee-led petition demanding the removal of the book.

In April, employee’s posted a complaint in the company’s internal messaging board about Abigail Shrier’s “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.” According to NBC News,the complaint calling on the removal of the book attracted the support of more than 467 Amazon corporate staff.

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Discord Acquires AI Censorship Company

Discord is abandoning its current model of moderation that relies on human employees as well as community volunteers such as moderators and administrators, and is adding algorithmic solutions, i.e., “AI” into the mix.

This transpires from an announcement that the online chat platform — that originally served the gaming community but has since sought to expand to other groups — is acquiring Sentropy.

Sentropy only appeared on the scene selling “AI-powered” tools to combat what is seen as abuse and harassment online last summer. The timing was obviously right as the push to label online content and censor it became paramount in some circles, leading to an industry springing up around it — from fact-checkers to “AI censors” of dubious technical merit.

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Lufthansa Will No Longer Address Customers as Ladies and Gentlemen

Lufthansa Airlines will abandon the traditional address of “ladies and gentlemen”. On board the company’s planes, passengers will no longer encounter the polite wording “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard the Lufthansa Boeing / Airbus on the route…” The company’s management explains the decision is an effort to be gender-sensitive when addressing its clients.

A Lufthansa spokesman claims that there are more than enough opportunities to address clients sensitively and politely on board, and he also mentioned many options. Passengers can look forward to “Dear guests”, for example, or “Good morning, afternoon, evening”, or “Welcome on board the plane”.

“The chief of the flight crew will decide for the flight which address will be most appropriate at that time,” said a company spokesman.

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Polish Top Administrative Court Rejects Birth Certificate With Two Women Entered as the Parents

Two women wanted to be the foreign birth certificate of their child, in which they were both entered as the parents, to also be valid in Poland. The Supreme Administrative Court ruled that such a case would be incompatible with Polish law and repealed the earlier ruling of the Voivodship Administrative Court.

The women wanted to register the British birth certificate of their child in Poland.

The director of the Civil Registry Office refused to transcribe the document, however, due to the parents being stated as two people of the same gender. His decision was later upheld by the Voivodship governor but the Voivodship Administrative Court overrode his decision.

Through a cassation appeal, the case reached the Supreme Administrative Court, which decided last week that two women being the parents of a child was illegal in Poland.

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Teacher Loses Lawsuit After Refusing to Use Transgender Students’ Chosen Names

A federal judge has rejected an Indiana teacher’s allegation of religious discrimination, who claimed he was forced to resign after refusing to call transgender students by their chosen names because of his religious beliefs.

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Twitter Experiences Increase in Global Government Demands for Censorship and Data on Users

According to a transparency report released by Twitter, demands from governments for the removal of content from news outlets and journalists significantly increased in 2020.

In the transparency report published Wednesday, in the last half of 2020, Twitter said governments sent 361 legal content removal demands for content published by the verified accounts of 199 news outlets and journalists. That was a 26% increase from the first half of 2020.

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29 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/14/2021

    • I don’t know how important it is with respect to anything else but this should be required listening in schools. I think it is the last recording in Jonestown before they drank the kool-aid. For those who are unfamiliar, I am referring to the mass suicide in Guyana back in the 70’s. You don’t hear about it or kool-aid much anymore. Some of the interesting things are the complaints about the white people who ran away, asking Russia to take them (not sure they ever really asked), and their socialist/communist beliefs. I hear Biden in his voice in how he communicates. An example of the power you give up when part of the group. BLM, vaccines, your post, the way the media operates, VivaFrei/Robert Barnes interview Alex Jones yesterday made my stumbling across the recording coincidental.

      https://listverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/jones.mp3

    • CONSPIRACY WARNING ON MY POST in response to the above video.
      Well just something to ponder. There is a tick called the lone start tick. If you get bitten either something it inject or a disease it transmits to you can result in you becoming allergic to red meat and you can go into anaphylaxis. It would be possible that the mRNA vaccine could make you allergic to something you don’t normally ingest. Since Mr. Bill Gates is the largest farmland owner in the US, some new already approved but unreleased crop variant, could be deployed that the population is largely allergic to. It may even look like people died from a variant of covid. I don’t think the mRNA prevents COVID, I think it conditions you.

    • Colonel Kaddafi said they will create a “pandemic”, and “make money off of the cure, which they already have”, then he died 🙂

      I believe that the only problem big pharma have is that the Covid virus is not as deadly as they would want it to be, but the script had been written, and there is not much room to deviate from the plan.

      • Surprised they didn’t just allow Ebola to run rampant here in the West instead. They tried under the muslim imposter-in-chief but it wasn’t able to take root here in America. Probably just a little too effective and virulent for the elites; their personal safety couldn’t be guaranteed since there wasn’t yet a vaccine for it.

        • That has been my number 1 issue with Obama. I recall someone here vomited in the street in Texas that had come to the US with it. I don’t know if dogs can get it but that is something a dog could investigate and then who knows where it could go from there. Just reckless.

  1. Lootings in South Africa:
    (IRONY ON)
    Its all whiteys fault!
    More money for Critical Race Theory!
    (IRONY OFF)

    and meanwhile Zuma sings his favourite song: One settler – one bullet!

  2. Anyone know why sites like Breitbart and CitizenFreePress are pushing Ann Coulter? When I ask them in their threads, I get censored.

    • I stopped going to Breitbart long ago, because they started censoring comments something awful. They won’t respond.

      Got blocked on the Pundit, because I was critical of their click bait nonsense. Neither are worth it.

  3. Should the Canadian strip club policy make its way to the States, I might have to reconsider my anti jab stance. Hmm….

  4. Thanks Baron for the South African coverage. Believe me , this is the true start of The Hunger Games. People from Cape Town are driving up to Durban and Northern Natal province to deliver baby food , medicines and rations to their fellow relatives. The oil refinery has closed so no fuel for the eastern half of the country and no farmers will deliver food to the cities, too dangerous as well as hijacking and murder rampant . I just saw the huge tank trucks like gasoline delivery trucks, letting all their milk flow out because they cannot deliver it . Massive food shortages now with more than 200 huge shopping malls plundered and burned to the ground . That does not include chain and private stores and supermarkets and fashion stores in the central business districts and elsewhere in the cities and towns. In Cape Town the bread prices have shot through the roof and petrol is being rationed. In the eastern half there are mile long queues outside the few shops that can still supply and they are putting very low limits on what and how much you can buy so that each can get a little. Its truly sad . And all because of the ruling ANC party having serious divisions among themselves and fracturing while at the same time the millions of hungry people took advantage and went on the rampage without thinking of the outcome for the future. Now they have to pay with massive starvation. Even rich people and politicians participated in the plunder . We have them on camera . Unfortunately we dont expect any arrests because the justice system has been state captured and compromised.

    • Is there anywhere in Africa that can competently manage its own affairs? Just took longer for tribal dysfunction to finally take down South Africa since apartheid was keeping the country functional until they were forced by the West to abandon it.

      Just goes to show that without serious restrictions or standards to determine just who will be allowed to vote, a country is doomed to be destroyed by the hordes of those who have no business voting.

      • Looks exactly like areas here in the US doesn’t it? The same rhetoric that was used in SA during apartheid against the whites is now being used in our western nations. Gee, who couldn’t see that coming. Anywhere the bloody orcs rule, it is a 3rd world cesspit.

        • I have an anecdote illustrating the black mindset. In a pricy private game reserve in SA some 15 years ago. Breakfast time, six guests around the table, three waitering, well not really, they were all supervising each other, being in a superior position( as the white guide said). They stood by the buffet chatting along with no regard of their customers. And this was a 400$ pop a night all in. They only moved when I made an effort to help myself to coffee. No sense of committement or quality of service.
          A foreign school in Capetown had to employ a native(?) principal. This guy was completely incompetent and knew it( refer to Gadaliah Brauns book) . He watered the flowers on the window sill and went back home. After all, he was a boss, so why work?

          • I have been to SA numerous times and since the blacks have taken over, it has turned into a 3rd world cesspool.

          • That’s the African illegal or otherwise in Western Europe. With so much media telling these savages that they are the majority – they act accordingly. Ignore whites in stores or give rude service. The indigenous in Europe are being self-disappeared and “their lands will be ours”. Ah the coming decades. People should be sick and tired soon. Before the Blackman decides to go on a plunder spree. SA may be a clue.

  5. My friends in Joberg report the bleck areas are burning, one mall in Joberg was almost looted before a commando(Civilian reaction force) unit stepped in and did what they do best and no police to be found and the whites have dug up their trusty R-4’s/5’s that they accidentally lost and are shooting anything zulu that comes near their areas, quite a few farms have been burned and the whites killed in the eastern regions. There are also well protected white areas that were hit and a few homes burnt by molotov cocktails and lots of bodies, far more that is being reported.

  6. All the orcs drowning while attempting to cross by water from Orcistan to Europe should be a feel-good story. Think of all the lives that were saved by these future rapists, drug dealers, and allah-motivated murderers being claimed by Poseidon before they could invade the Dar-al-Harb.

    • Everytime I hear or read about the death of orcs I shout Hallelujah, thank God. The only good muslim is a dead muslim in my opinion.

    • It is too bad we don’t have some fast attack boats to put an end to this invasion. There are plenty of rough hard men that would volunteer.

      • They don’t need to target the boats carrying the orcs; just the ones that are “rescuing” them. Fewer of those and harder to replace.

        Although fast attack boats aren’t really needed for that task either. A small limpet mine stuck to the hull by a guy with a scuba tank and a wetsuit while it is in harbor somewhere then remotely detonated once it’s in deep enough water to make salvage impractical would do the trick quite nicely.

        • I prefer to wait until those NGO boats are nice and filled with 3rd worlders before acting, two birds one stone if you know what I mean?

  7. Nobody cry for White people butchered to dead in SA by Black..Who remember Black Commie slogan-ideology ” one bullet-one white man “..?
    Let them kill each other..We in Poland doesn’t care much about them ..
    Our attention right now is focused on German-Dutch alliance with Soviet=Biden Commies and Russian Commies….

    • Pssst, the bloody Germans ain’t going to invade Poland again, the Polish army is far larger, training continues and highly motivated versus the Germans who have 2 aircraft that can fly, no rifles(sold off to the 3rd world) tanks that sit in large parks with no one to drive them and a navy that can’t put a sub or surface craft to sea.

      • They learned..What they need is to create German Political Party in Poland ( aka Tusk an PO) and corrupt or blackmail few politicians..
        exactly what happening in Poland right now….
        But we Poles learn that as well ..
        Contempt and hate of Germans in Poland historically high..
        We are also aware Berlin is just 60 km from our borders..Good enough for heavy artillery and short range missiles..
        You can fool stupid American Politicians but not as a Poles..
        We know what you up to..German Empire aka IV Reich you dream last 1000 years..will never happen !!

        • Too bad the Poles didn’t go with the Kaiser before WW1, instead you got Hitler and the loss of my family lands and estates in Prussia.

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