Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/11/2021

This is a heap big news feed tonight, because it contains two day’s worth of yummy nutritious news items.

The biggest story, of course, is that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned in the face of multiple groping allegations. Upon his departure, Mr. Cuomo told the assembled press corps, “You won’t have Andy Cuomo to kick around anymore.”

OK, so I made that last part up. But still…

In other news, record numbers of illegal migrants are pouring into Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania from Belarus. Latvia has declared a state of emergency, and Lithuania sent 1,300 culture-enrichers back to Belarus.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Fjordman, MC, MM, Reader from Chicago, SS, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

USA
» “Worst Case Scenario”: “Woke” Olympic Ratings Plunge Nearly 50%, Forcing NBC to Hand Out Free Ad Space
» American Express CRT Training Urged Staff to Adopt a Hierarchy, Putting ‘Marginalized’ Above ‘Privileged’
» Bill Banning Critical Race Theory in Texas Schools Passes Senate Committee Hearing
» California School Board Bans Critical Race Theory
» CDC COVID Document Discussed Relocating “High Risk” Individuals to “Camps”
» Classical Music’s Suicide Pact (Part 2)
» Companies Now Deducting $50 From Unvaccinated Workers’ Monthly Paychecks: Consultancy Firm
» Cuomo Resigns Following Sexual Harassment Allegations
» Escaping ‘Wokism’: Former ‘Woke’ Activist Shares How She Came to Reject Critical Race Theory
» Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Doctors Switch to Odysee After Vimeo Censorship
» Gov. Brown to Announce New Statewide Face Mask Mandate for Indoor Public Places in Oregon
» Group Encourages Residents to Speak Out Against Critical Race Theory at Gateway School Board Meeting
» Hawaii Governor Imposes New Limits on Social Gatherings, Smaller Group Sizes
» Liberal Hypocrisy: Private Jets Clogged Martha’s Vineyard Airport Ahead of Obama’s Maskless Party
» Miami Valley Hospitals Employee Vaccine Mandates Cause Protests
» MSNBC Host: It Was OK to be an Anti-Vaxxer When Trump Was President
» NFI: Pathetic Pelosi Says She Had ‘Other Parties to Go to’ After Being Uninvited From Obama’s Superspreader Event
» NSA’s Inspector General Opens Probe Into Allegations of Illegal Spying on Tucker Carlson
» Oregon Governor Signs Bill Suspending Math, Reading Proficiency Requirements for HS Graduates
» Oregon Gov Kate Brown Scraps Need for High School Students to Prove Proficiency in Math, Reading and Writing to Get Diploma in Bid to Bolster Minority Students Who ‘Don’t Test Well’
» Ouachita Parish School Board Meeting Draws Protests Over Mask Mandate
» Parents in America’s Heartland Push Back Against Critical Race Theory: ‘We Are the Last Line of Defense’
» Parent Group Protests Mask and Vaccine Mandate for Students
» Parent Arrested at Virginia School Board Meeting Praises Teacher’s ‘Courageous’ Resignation Over CRT
» Philly Police Now Required to First Politely Ask Criminals to Please Stop Doing Certain Crimes
» Prince Andrew Sued by Epstein Accuser Over Alleged Sexual Abuse
» Protests Against Health System Vaccine Mandates Planned in Northeast Wisconsin
» Protests at Greenville City Council Meeting Lead to Removal of 2 Women
» Protests Continue for Anti-Maskers in Warren County, Police Called to Scene After Driver Scares Crowd
» Rashida Tlaib Seen Dancing at Wedding Without Mask After Slamming Rand Paul
» Republicans Unveil Bill to Ban Federal Funding of Critical Race Theory
» Ricketts, 22 Senators Among Those Endorsing Resolution to Curb Critical Race Theory at UNL
» Senate Passes $1.2T Infrastructure Package
» Senate Passes Cotton’s Amendment Preventing Federal Funds From Promoting CRT in School
» Texas Supreme Court Rules Deserting Democrats Can Face Arrest Upon Return
» Texas House Speaker Signs Arrest Warrants for Absent Democratic Lawmakers
» The White House Apparently Hired This TikTok Influencer to Promote the Vaccine and I Can’t Tell if it’s a Parody or if This is Actually Serious
» Twitter Bans Former Major League Baseball Star Aubrey Huff
» Twitter Locks Out Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene for Seven Days
» Video: Rand Paul Calls for Resistance to COVID Tyranny
» ‘We Didn’t Back Down’: Christians Respond to Portland Antifa Attack With Massive Worship Rally
» White House Meets With Facebook About “Misinformation, “ Warned That FB Would be the “No. 1” Pandemic Story
» YouTube Suspends Senator Rand Paul After “They Can’t Arrest All of Us” Video
 
Europe and the EU
» British Olympic Team ‘Too White’ Claims Sport England Board Member
» French Resistance: Only Half of Paris Cafés and Restaurants Are Demanding Draconian Vaccine Passports
» Germany: Berlin Police Experience a Brutal Attack by Leftists
» Greece: Vaccine Centre Attacked, Assailants Sabotage Refrigeration System
» Greek Police Arrest Alleged Member of Far-Left Terror Group After Attempted Bank Robbery
» Hungary Heading Towards Critical Elections Next Year
» Italy to Extend Vaccine Passports to Public Transport & Schools
» Macron Tells France: Vaccine Passports Protect Your Freedom
» More Rights for the Vaccinated: Merkel’s Govt Pushes for Vaccine Passports in Germany
» Swiss Police Threaten to Stop Enforcing COVID-19 Rules
» Swiss Cops Threaten to Stop Enforcing Coronavirus Measures
» They Should Give Us “A Truncheon and a Pistol” Says French Restaurant Owner Asked to Enforce Vaccine Passports
» UK: Christian Street Preacher Will Sue London Met Police She Says Was ‘Determined’ To Prosecute Her
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Face Own Extinction as Activists Warned Tactics to Backfire on Group
» UK: YouTube Issues Strikes to Channel Reviewing Legal Apps
» UN Globalists Arriving in UK for Climate Summit Won’t Face COVID Restrictions Imposed on British Citizens
» Vaccine Passports Hit the Vatican
» Video: French Police Patrol Cafes Asking to See Citizens’ Vaccine Papers
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» 90% of Patients Treated With Experimental Israeli COVID Drug Discharged Within 5 Days
» These Are the New Coronavirus Restrictions
 
South Asia
» Sri Lanka: AG Files Principal Indictment Against 25 Accused in April Attacks; Requests CJ to Appoint Trial-at-Bar
» Suspected Jihadi Attack in Dasna Temple, Hindu Priest Stabbed Seriously
 
Far East
» China Accused of Inventing Swiss Scientist to Dispute Coronavirus Origin
 
Australia — Pacific
» American Comedian Jokes Australians Love Lockdowns Because They Are ‘Lazy Descendants of Criminals’ Who Don’t Want to Work and Restrictions Aren’t That Bad Because They Just Want to ‘Get Hammered in Their Backyards’
» Doctor in the Heart of Sydney’s COVID Outbreak Reveals Exactly Why the Virus is Spreading in Sydney’s West and South West
» Elimination Zealot WA Premier Mark McGowan Slams Gladys Berejiklian for Having ‘No Backbone’ And Risking the Lives of the Entire Country by Setting Aside ‘Zero COVID’ Goal and Basing End of Lockdown on Vaccination Rates
» One of Australia’s Top Muslim Leaders Reveals Why There’s ‘Less Co-Operation’ With Sydney’s Lockdown Laws in His COVID-Hit Community
» Police Arrest Dozens of Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Melbourne’s CBD
» Six Fined After Charles Sturt University Campus Party Breaches Public Health Orders
» Teachers Beg to be Evacuated From Remote Island After Being Attacked by Schookids Armed With Machetes in Their Homes at the Dead of Night
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Evangelical Church in Nigeria Demands Action to Stop Fulani Jihadists Slaughter of Christians
» Explosion at Eskom Power Unit May Push South Africa Blackouts to Record
 
Immigration
» Afghanistan Fallout Could Lead to Three Million Migrants Trying to Reach Europe
» EU Member States Urge Brussels to Deport Afghan Migrants
» France: African Migrant With Mental Health Problems Shot After Threatening Police With Knife
» From Ghana, Egypt, Bangladesh and Sierra Leone Through the Southern Border (Via Colombia and Panama): Migrants in Central America Reveal the Full Extent of Their Journey as They Head North Towards the US
» Greece Says EU Not Ready for New Migrant Crisis as Afghan Conflict Grows
» ICE Director Picked by Biden Halted the Deportation of a Criminally-Convicted Immigrant After Acting on an Email From Head of Group That Aims to Abolish All Immigration Detention
» Italy Fears an Increase in Migrants From Tunisia’s Political Crisis
» Latvia Declares State of Emergency Over Migrant Influx at Belarus Border
» Latvia’s Daugavpils Has No Places to Accommodate Illegal Migrants, Says Mayor
» Latvia and Lithuania to Stop Migrants Arriving Via Belarus
» Lithuania Expelled About 1,300 Illegal Migrants to Belarus in Past Week
» Migrants Pouring Into Poland Via Belarus
» Six EU Nations Want Migrants Forced Back to Afghanistan
» UK: ‘Woke and Out of Touch’ Farage in Another Blistering RNLI Rant Over Migrant Crossings
» UK: Dozens of Criminals Pulled Off Deportation Flight After Human Rights Legal Appeals
» UK: Migrants Dash Off Boat… Into Military Firing Range: Shooting Exercise is Halted as Emergency Search is Carried Out for Two Hours
» UK: Tow the Boats Back to France to Stop Channel Migrant Crisis, Farage Tells Govt
 
Culture Wars
» Companies Traded on the Nasdaq Will be Forced to Put LGBT or Racial Minorities in Lead Posts
» Half of All Hungarians See Dangers of Child LGBT Education
» Robin Becomes a Bisexual Icon in New Batman Comic
» UN Climate Report Author Says “People Are Starting to Get Scared” & This Will Change the Way They “Vote”
 
General
» UN to Consider Spraying “Sulfate Aerosols” Above the Earth’s Surface to Reduce Global Temperatures
 

“Worst Case Scenario”: “Woke” Olympic Ratings Plunge Nearly 50%, Forcing NBC to Hand Out Free Ad Space

It looks like yet another instance of “get woke, go broke” for NBC and the Tokyo Olympics.

Ratings for the Olympics have been so poor this year that NBC is being forced to hand out “extra commercials” for those who bought advertising during the games, according to Fox News.

Experts have pointed to backlash over protesting the U.S. flag and “woke” athletes as the key reason why ratings are down.

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

American Express CRT Training Urged Staff to Adopt a Hierarchy, Putting ‘Marginalized’ Above ‘Privileged’

American Express subjected its employees to a series of critical race theory training sessions that encouraged staff to rank themselves on a hierarchy of “privilege” and apply that hierarchy in the workplace, with the more “privileged” employees deferring to staff from “marginalized groups.”

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

Bill Banning Critical Race Theory in Texas Schools Passes Senate Committee Hearing

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — The bill that would expand the ban on teaching critical race theory concepts in Texas classrooms passed a Senate Committee on State Affairs hearing 5 to 2 on Tuesday.

It’s one of the governor’s priorities this special session, even though the bill itself does not contain the words critical, race or theory.

“The bill would prohibit teaching concepts that one race or sex is superior to another, that one race or sex should be held to blame for actions committed in the past by other members of that race or sex,” Republican State Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) said, defending the bill in Tuesday’s hearing.

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

California School Board Bans Critical Race Theory

One California school district blocked critical race theory in its classrooms this week — banning what the board defined as a “fatally flawed” ideology “based on false assumptions about the United States of America and its population.”

“I find critical race theory to be just an absolutely disgustingly racist ideology that has been developed with the intention of really driving a wedge between various groups in America, various ethnic groups, and to use that to absolutely ruin our nation,” Paso Robles school board president Chris Arend told Fox News Wednesday afternoon. “Very simple.”

The school board passed the resolution in a 4-3 vote Tuesday, although Arend, an Armyveteran who practiced law in both Germany and the U.S., said even the trustees who voted against the ban opposed teaching CRT.

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

CDC COVID Document Discussed Relocating “High Risk” Individuals to “Camps”

The CDC published a COVID-19 planning document that suggested relocating “high-risk individuals” to “green zones” or “camps” in order to keep them away from the rest of the population.

Yes, really.

The document is called Interim Operational Considerations for Implementing the Shielding Approach to Prevent COVID-19 Infections in Humanitarian Settings and was originally published on the CDC’s official website on July 26, 2020.

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

Classical Music’s Suicide Pact (Part 2)

by Heather Mac Donald

Succumbing to specious charges of racism, America’s orchestras, opera companies, and conductors are abandoning the Western canon.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Companies Now Deducting $50 From Unvaccinated Workers’ Monthly Paychecks: Consultancy Firm

Authored by Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times

Some employers are starting to tack on a $20 to $50 monthly surcharge to their unvaccinated workers, according to a health benefits consultant group.

“Employers have tried encouraging employees to get vaccinated through offering incentives like paid time off and cash, but with the Delta variant driving up infections and hospitalizations throughout the country — at the same time that vaccination rates have stalled — we have received inquiries from at least 20 employers over the past few weeks who are giving consideration to adding health coverage surcharges for the unvaccinated as a way to drive up vaccination rates in their workforce,” Wade Symons, with consultancy group Mercer, told Forbes magazine on Aug. 8.

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

Cuomo Resigns Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Following calls on both sides of the aisle to step down, embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has resigned following sexual harassment allegations.

“The best way I can help now is if I step aside… and that’s what I will do,” Cuomo said during a Tuesday press conference, adding that his resignation would be effective in 14 days.

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

Escaping ‘Wokism’: Former ‘Woke’ Activist Shares How She Came to Reject Critical Race Theory

An activist who spent over two decades advocating for critical race theory has opened up about how she came to understand how the theoretical framework contradicts Christian teachings. Now she is encouraging supporters to reach out to friends and loved ones “wrapped up in the critical social theories.”

Monique Duson, the co-founder of The Center for Biblical Unity, spoke about her experiences with woke ideology and CRT as part of a livestream event sponsored by Southern Evangelical Seminary in North Carolina on Saturday.

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

Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Doctors Switch to Odysee After Vimeo Censorship

Those who might consider Vimeo a viable YouTube alternative, particularly where it concerns free speech, might also feel the need to rethink this in light of an announcement made on August 10 by Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care (FLCCC), a group of leading critical care doctors who formed an alliance.

In a post, they informed their followers that videos missing from the FLCCC website (embedded from Vimeo) have been disappearing — as a consequence of the video site deplatforming the organization, i.e., deleting their account and therefore all content.

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

Gov. Brown to Announce New Statewide Face Mask Mandate for Indoor Public Places in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Face masks will once again be required statewide in Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday afternoon. Full details are not yet available. The governor is expected to announce the mandate Wednesday during a press conference.

Gov. Brown is also requiring all state employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18, or six weeks after a COVID-19 vaccine receives full FDA approval, whichever is later.

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

Group Encourages Residents to Speak Out Against Critical Race Theory at Gateway School Board Meeting

MONROEVILLE, Pa. — Residents in Monroeville are encouraged by a group of residents to show up at Tuesday evening’s school board meeting to speak out against critical race theory taught in schools and oppose the district’s hiring of an Equity and Inclusion director.

School board member Mary Beth Cirucci organized a community meeting among residents opposing CRT, to conclude minutes before the school board meeting.

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

Hawaii Governor Imposes New Limits on Social Gatherings, Smaller Group Sizes

To try and lower the number of COVID cases and hospitalizations, Governor David Ige announced new limits on gathering sizes effective today across the state.

All indoor gatherings are now capped at 10 people, compared to the previous limit of 25 for most counties. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 people, down from 75.

Governor Ige said counties can decide limits for professionally sponsored events with more than 50 people, such as weddings, live performances and business conferences, if organizers submit COVID mitigation plans for review and approval.

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

Liberal Hypocrisy: Private Jets Clogged Martha’s Vineyard Airport Ahead of Obama’s Maskless Party

The blatant hypocrisy of the liberal elites who attended former President Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard “scaled-down” maskless birthday party over the weekend continues as many guests flew in on their private jets, clogging up a tiny regional airport.

Local newspaper Vineyard Gazette reports a “major jam-up of private jet traffic” was observed at Martha’s Vineyard Airport over the weekend ahead of Obama’s birthday bash.

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

Miami Valley Hospitals Employee Vaccine Mandates Cause Protests

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Protesters armed with “It’s my constitutional right to say no to the vaccine” and “Let me call my own shot” worked to make their voices heard Wednesday afternoon following Kettering Health, Dayton Children’s, and Premier Health announcing vaccine requirements for all employees.

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

MSNBC Host: It Was OK to be an Anti-Vaxxer When Trump Was President

MSNBC host Joy Reid conveniently explained away the fact that back in September and November 2020 she put out anti-vaccine statements, saying it was OK to do it then because Donald Trump was the President.

“I have taken a lot of heat for having said back in September that, if Donald Trump remained president, I wouldn’t trust anything that was coming out in terms of vaccines that he was offering, and that it was difficult to trust the CDC after he had warped it so thoroughly, and that, even if he wasn’t president, it would be difficult to restore that kind of trust,” Reid said recently.

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

NFI: Pathetic Pelosi Says She Had ‘Other Parties to Go to’ After Being Uninvited From Obama’s Superspreader Event

Nancy Pelosi pathetically said that she ‘had other parties to go to’ after turning up in Martha’s Vineyard in an attempt to get into Barack Obama’s three day super spreader event, even though she had been uninvited after he ‘scaled back’ the party to just the 350 or so guests.

As reported by The Daily Mail, Pelosi instead had lunch with Oprah Winfrey, but bumped into Obama coincidentally after he had finished a round of golf (awkward).

A couple encountered Pelosi, who travelled by private jet, and asked her how Obama’s party was, prompting her to admit she didn’t go but claiming that she partied elsewhere.

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

NSA’s Inspector General Opens Probe Into Allegations of Illegal Spying on Tucker Carlson

Authored by Glenn Greenwald via greenwald.substack.com

The independent watchdog agency which investigates potential wrongdoing by the National Security Agency (NSA) announced on Tuesday morning that it has opened an investigation into “recent allegations that the NSA improperly targeted the communications of a member of the U.S. news media.” Though the oversight unit, the NSA’s Office of the Inspector General, did not specify the journalist in question, the statement leaves no doubt that the investigation pertains to news reports that the identity of Fox News host Tucker Carlson had been improperly “unmasked” and illegally revealed within the intelligence community.

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

Oregon Governor Signs Bill Suspending Math, Reading Proficiency Requirements for HS Graduates

Gov. Kate Brown, the Oregon Democrat, signed a bill last month with little fanfare that drops the requirement that high school students prove proficiency in reading, writing or math before graduation, a report said.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Oregon Gov Kate Brown Scraps Need for High School Students to Prove Proficiency in Math, Reading and Writing to Get Diploma in Bid to Bolster Minority Students Who ‘Don’t Test Well’

A spokesman for Brown said the suspension will benefit ‘Oregon’s black, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Tribal, and students of color’

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Ouachita Parish School Board Meeting Draws Protests Over Mask Mandate

The Ouachita Parish School Board voted to follow Gov. John Bel Edwards’ mask mandate to start the school year, but not without significant opposition from some members of the community.

A large crowd opposed to the mandate attended the board’s meeting Tuesday, forcing the majority to stay outside as the crowd outnumbered the meeting room’s capacity.

The board voted unanimously to pass the district’s new COVID-19 guidelines for the year, which includes the statewide mandate to require all children 5 and older to wear masks in school at least until Sept. 1.

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

Parents in America’s Heartland Push Back Against Critical Race Theory: ‘We Are the Last Line of Defense’

Parents in the heartland hardly expected to find themselves battling critical race theory at their doorstep. But while critics focused on fighting the polarizing ideology in places like New York, California and Virginia, CRT advocates have been making a quiet push to implement K-12 curriculums in suburban towns across the midwest.

For months, critics in Wisconsin, Kansas, and Nebraska have tried to push back against their respective school districts’ noticeable nod toward the controversial curriculum. But with little national media spotlighting or outside support, frustrated parents have been forced to take on a more aggressive approach.

Amy Cawvey, a-stay-at-home mom from Lansing, Kansas, registered as a School Board candidate when she noticed a troubling pattern in her daughter’s school. After a grueling, months-long primary race, Cawvey and two other parents managed to land the top three spots.

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

Parent Group Protests Mask and Vaccine Mandate for Students

About 30 people gathered outside the Saugus Union School District’s office Tuesday morning to protest COVID-19 vaccination and indoor-masking mandates for children enrolled in public schools.

Parents shared their stories in the parking lot in front of the building.

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

Parent Arrested at Virginia School Board Meeting Praises Teacher’s ‘Courageous’ Resignation Over CRT

Amid escalating tensions over critical race theory in Loudoun County, Virginia, a local resident said he was barred by the school district from attending Tuesday’s school boardmeeting because of his arrest at a previous event.

Jon Tigges weighed in on “Fox & Friends” after a teacher resigned in front of the school board Tuesday. Laura Morris said in a defiant and emotional speech that she refused to continue pushing their “highly politicized agendas.”

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

Philly Police Now Required to First Politely Ask Criminals to Please Stop Doing Certain Crimes

Philadelphia police are now required to politely ask criminals to stop engaging in certain crimes, such as defecating in the street, before officers can actually take action, according to an internal memo from the department obtained by Fox 29 reporter Steve Keeley.

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

Prince Andrew Sued by Epstein Accuser Over Alleged Sexual Abuse

Authored by Isabel van Brugen via The Epoch Times

One of Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime accusers on Monday filed a lawsuit against Britain’s Prince Andrew, saying she was sexually assaulted by him on three separate occasions when she was 17.

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

Protests Against Health System Vaccine Mandates Planned in Northeast Wisconsin

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WLUK) — Get the COVID-19 vaccine or voluntarily resign from her job: That’s the decision Jeanette Deschene says she’s faced with as an Advocate Aurora employee.

“I know a lot of people say it’s your choice, just go get another job. But for a lot of us in health care we’re not there just because it’s a job. We can’t just get another job. We have to get another career, we have to get another passion,” said Deschene.

Deschene is a financial advocate and has been working from home during the pandemic. She says employees both vaccinated and unvaccinated are against a mandate.

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

Protests at Greenville City Council Meeting Lead to Removal of 2 Women

“Patriots do not comply!”

“My constitutional rights do not end at your fear!”

Evelyn MacLeod’s shouts filled the room before a police officer escorted her from the City Council meeting Monday night at the Greenville Convention Center at Mayor Knox White’s request.

Another audience member followed close beside her, filming the interaction on his cellphone.

MacLeod was the second speaker to be removed from the room after she refused to state her address when she spoke against the “Wings of the City” exhibit in downtown Greenville.

[Comment: I looked at online photos of the “Wings of the City” sculpture. Creepy in my opinion.]

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

Protests Continue for Anti-Maskers in Warren County, Police Called to Scene After Driver Scares Crowd

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — At around 9:30 Wednesday morning, protesters were at the Warren County Board of Education on Lovers Lane protesting the recent mask mandate.

Some children were in attendance and parents told News 40 they planned to pull their kids out of school so they didn’t have to wear a mask all day.

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

Rashida Tlaib Seen Dancing at Wedding Without Mask After Slamming Rand Paul

Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who assailed GOP Sen. Rand Paul for urging Americans to resist new CDC guidelines, danced without a mask at an indoor wedding in a county in her home state with “substantial” COVID-19 transmission.

Tlaib (D-Mich.) was captured on video in the Instagram Story of Bassam Saleh, a wedding band in Dearborn, Michigan, as she danced and posed for photos at the large indoor gathering Sunday, Fox News reported.

The band tagged the location as Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, a city in Wayne County, which is rated as an orange zone by the CDC, according to the news outlet.

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

Republicans Unveil Bill to Ban Federal Funding of Critical Race Theory

A trio of Republican senators on Tuesday introduced legislation that would ban federal funding for what they believe to be “divisive concepts” such as critical race theory, which has become a key talking point for conservatives as midterm battles start to take shape.

The Protect Equality and Civics Education Act was brought forth by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.). North Carolina Reps. Madison Cawthorn (R) and Virginia Foxx (R) introduced the bill’s companion legislation in the House.

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

Ricketts, 22 Senators Among Those Endorsing Resolution to Curb Critical Race Theory at UNL

Twenty-six elected officials signed a letter to the University of Nebraska’s Board of Regents urging the governing body to stop imposing critical race theory on students.

Sent on Gov. Pete Ricketts’ letterhead, the letter was signed by Lt. Gov. Mike Foley, Treasurer John Murante and Auditor Charlie Janssen — all Republicans — as well as 22 state senators.

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

Senate Passes $1.2T Infrastructure Package

Update (1200ET): The package has passed by a margin of 69-30.

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Update (1150ET): While the Senate vote on the $1.2 infrastructure package is ongoing as of this writing, the chamber now has enough votes to pass the legislation and send it to the House.

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

Senate Passes Cotton’s Amendment Preventing Federal Funds From Promoting CRT in School

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to pass Sen. Tom Cotton’s amendment in the budget reconciliation package that prohibits federal funds to be used to promote critical race theory in schools.

Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute who has been critical of CRT, posted that the Senate approved the amendment in a 50-49 vote.

“The fight against CRT has gone national—and Sen. Cotton is leading the way,” he posted.

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

Texas Supreme Court Rules Deserting Democrats Can Face Arrest Upon Return

The entirely politicized judicial system in America strikes again.

In July, fifty-seven of the state’s Democratic lawmakers abandoned Texas to prevent a Republican elections bill that they call claimed would restricting voting rights in the state.

Texas Governor Greg Abbot (R) called for their immediate arrests in order to re-establish a quorum for a vote on the bill.

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

Texas House Speaker Signs Arrest Warrants for Absent Democratic Lawmakers

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan reportedly signed civil arrest warrants Tuesday for dozens of House Democrats absent from the state Capitol amid an effort to stymie a controversial voting bill put forward by Republicans.

The 52 Democrats left the Capitol last month to keep conservative lawmakers from having the required quorum to move the legislation.

The warrants “will be delivered to the House Sergeant-at-Arms tomorrow morning for service” a spokesperson for Phelan said Tuesday, according to the Texas Tribune.

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

The White House Apparently Hired This TikTok Influencer to Promote the Vaccine and I Can’t Tell if it’s a Parody or if This is Actually Serious

Okay, I really don’t understand what this is supposed to be. This dude, they/them, whatever, has apparently been hired by the White House to promote the vaccine…?

Because apparently a flamboyantKT feminine boy on TikTok is exactly what rural Americans and African-Americans need in order to finally make the jump to pro-vaccine.

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

Twitter Bans Former Major League Baseball Star Aubrey Huff

Former baseball star Aubrey Huff has been suspended on Twitter. The 44-year-old blamed the suspension on “liberal Karens.”

Huff took to Instagram to announce the Twitter suspension. It’s not clear why he was suspended.

Huff wrote: “It finally happened! The beta cucks and liberal Karen’s over @twitter hate when people speak the truth or make money if (sic) their liberal platforms!”

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

Twitter Locks Out Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene for Seven Days

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Twitter for one week over violation of the platform’s policies on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. The Republican congresswoman has been suspended for violating the same policies on at least two other occasions.

On Monday, Greene tweeted that the FDA “should not approve the covid vaccines” because they were “failing” and ineffective at decreasing the spread of the virus. Twitter flagged the tweet as misleading and locked the congresswoman out.

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

Video: Rand Paul Calls for Resistance to COVID Tyranny

Senator Rand Paul released a video urgently calling for resistance to tyrannical COVID restrictions, urging Americans that if they stand up “They can’t arrest all of us.”

“They can’t keep all of your kids home from school. They can’t keep every government building closed — although I’ve got a long list of ones they might keep closed or might ought to keep closed,” Paul said.

He continued, “We don’t have to accept the mandates, lockdowns, and harmful policies of the petty tyrants and bureaucrats. We can simply say no, not again.”

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‘We Didn’t Back Down’: Christians Respond to Portland Antifa Attack With Massive Worship Rally

One day after a shocking and disturbing attack on a Christian prayer event in Portland, Oregon, Christians rallied in that very location for a massive gathering to sing and worship God.

Sean Feucht, best known for his work as a volunteer worship leader at Bethel Church, led the large gathering and even claimed one member of Antifa who came to disrupt, ended up getting saved.

“Members of Antifa showed up in Portland last night to threaten, harass, bully and intimidate us,” he wrote on social media today. “A mom and her baby were tear gassed. Antifa stood 10 feet from me as we lifted our voices in praise, but we didn’t back down. We kept worshipping and God moved powerfully!”

As it turns out, that worship ended up ringing true for at least one self-professed Antifa member, who gave his life to Christ

“One member of Antifa who came to disrupt our service was SAVED giving his life to Jesus! It’s a time for a BOLD & BELIEVING church!” Feucht joyfully wrote. “God has not given us a Spirit of fear but of POWER & GRACE! The Church is on the move and the gates of hell will not prevail against it!”

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White House Meets With Facebook About “Misinformation, “ Warned That FB Would be the “No. 1” Pandemic Story

In recent weeks, the White House has singled out Facebook in its frustration over the spread of vaccine skepticism online. The Biden administration believes vaccine skepticism spread through online platforms, especially Facebook, is the reason for the slowdown in the COVID-19 vaccination program.

A report in The New York Times has revealed why the Biden administration singled out the largest social media company and raises several questions when it comes to the First Amendment.

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YouTube Suspends Senator Rand Paul After “They Can’t Arrest All of Us” Video

US Senator Rand Paul has received a week-long suspension on YouTube, as another of his videos posted on Google’s platform got censored and removed.

The Republican senator is unsurprisingly unhappy with this turn of events, and is not holding back in lambasting YouTube as a violator of his constitutionally protected rights, since the banned videos also contained footage from the Senate floor.

But such considerations regularly go out the window over on YouTube when time comes to censor COVID-related content; both videos got taken down as Paul was accused and punished by the giant for violating these guidelines.

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British Olympic Team ‘Too White’ Claims Sport England Board Member

The British Olympic team is too white and too suburban, said a board member of Sport England, who has called for a “revolution” in how athletes are selected for the games.

Chris Grant, one of British sport’s most senior black administrators, has said that racism and “unconscious bias” are to blame for the ethnic mix of British competitors.

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French Resistance: Only Half of Paris Cafés and Restaurants Are Demanding Draconian Vaccine Passports

The French government announced that as of Monday, all consumers in France will have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before they can sit down at their favorite café.

Many cafe’s did not comply with this new regulation. In fact, half of the 24 restaurant and café owners contacted by Reclaim The Net in Paris on Tuesday said they would refuse to conduct the health pass inspections. The Interior Ministry stated that police would initially be tolerant but it won’t last long.

However, violating café or bar owners will receive a warning, followed by a seven-day closure notice if they repeat the offense. An additional two infractions could lead to a year of prison.

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Germany: Berlin Police Experience a Brutal Attack by Leftists

In Berlin’s Schöneberg district, police were the target of a fierce attack. The officers were saved only thanks to a quick escape, reports the Bild daily. A festival and a left-wing demonstration took place on Sunday in a place called Roten Insel. According to the organizers, it was supposed to be a mix of protest, concert, party, workshop, and theater. In a blink of an eye, this “peaceful” action turned into a drama full of violence.

Police oversaw the smooth running of the event when they were called to a nearby playground on Mansteinstrasse because of someone destroying property. According to the police, the man responsible was detained.

However, the police had to use coercive means because the attacker violently defended himself. Before they could pacify him, they were surrounded by a crowd of about 40 people who attacked and harassed them.

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Greece: Vaccine Centre Attacked, Assailants Sabotage Refrigeration System

Unknown suspects attacked a vaccination centre in western Athens on Friday, cutting wiring for the backup generators powering refrigeration units used to store coronavirus vaccines.

The main vaccination centre, located in the municipality of Peristeri, was placed in emergency mode after the attack last week, with concerns that the ongoing wildfires in Greece could lead to potential mains power shortages.

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Greek Police Arrest Alleged Member of Far-Left Terror Group After Attempted Bank Robbery

A 48-year-old man, wanted for the last year and a half by Greek police for membership in a far-left terrorist group, was arrested as he allegedly attempted to flee the site of a bank robbery.

Dimitris Hatzivassiliadis was arrested in Thessaloniki on Monday and was found driving a stolen car and in possession of a Kalashnikov-style rifle, a knife, a radio, and money allegedly corresponding to that missing from the bank.

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Hungary Heading Towards Critical Elections Next Year

The crux of next year’s elections will be whether the current conservative government can continue its work for the benefit of the nation, Istvan Simicskó, caucus leader of Hungary’s junior coalition partner Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP) told news portal vasarnap.hu in an interview.

“The biggest issue is whether Hungary will continue to have an efficient, successful and capable government, or whether resolving issues that fundamentally affect the country’s future, such as migration or the protection of our national sovereignty, will leave us powerless and utterly divided into helpless groupings,” Simicskó said.

“We are also convinced that the future must be sought in families and not in other selfish and destructive ideologies created to replace the fallen and emptied classical values of the Left. Therefore, strengthening family support is also a priority for the KDNP,” he said, adding that the Left’s agenda is the exact opposite of that.

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Italy to Extend Vaccine Passports to Public Transport & Schools

Despite massive protests against the measures, Italy is set to extend its vaccine passport system to public transport and schools from September 1st.

Potentially exacerbating growing public contempt towards the draconian rules, authorities announced that the list of venues where the passport would be required is to be extended.

From the start of next month, teachers will be out of a job unless they take the vaccine and get the pass, while university students will be unable to attend classes without it.

The unvaccinated will also be banned from using long distance public transport, meaning that holidays, travel for work and visiting relatives will become impossible for many.

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Macron Tells France: Vaccine Passports Protect Your Freedom

France’s vaccine passport mandate has continued to be contested and has sparked protests all over the country over the past month. But President Macron is not backing down, unironically telling critics that the mandate is about protecting the freedom of everyone.

The vaccine passport mandate, dubbed “pass sanitaire,” was passed by French legislators last month. It required those attending large public events, museums, theaters, and cinemas to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from the virus, or a recent negative test.

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More Rights for the Vaccinated: Merkel’s Govt Pushes for Vaccine Passports in Germany

Top members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government are lobbying for the implementation of vaccine passports in a supposed bid to increase takeup of the jab throughout the country.

While Angela Merkel has previously ruled out making coronavirus vaccines mandatory in Germany, members of her government, including her chief of staff Helge Braun and Health Minister Jens Spahn, are calling for increased restrictions on the unvaccinated.

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Swiss Police Threaten to Stop Enforcing COVID-19 Rules

Police in Switzerland have threatened to stop enforcing COVID-19 rules over fears that the measures are disproportionately undermining the fundamental rights of citizens.

A group representing police officers in the Alpine country wrote a letter to the Swiss Federation of Police Officers (FSFP) warning of potential insubordination within the force over the enforcement of draconian laws.

“If the measures were to conflict with the general opinion of the population, disproportionately limiting their fundamental rights, many police officers would no longer be willing to apply them,” the group wrote in the letter.

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Swiss Cops Threaten to Stop Enforcing Coronavirus Measures

Police in Switzerland have threatened to stop enforcing coronavirus measures if the restrictions become too unpopular with citizens.

A Swiss police cfficer’s association wrote a letter to the Swiss Federation of Police Officers (FSFP) that warned of potential insubordination within the forces over the enforcement of coronavirus measures, major Swiss news outlet 20 Minutes reports.

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They Should Give Us “A Truncheon and a Pistol” Says French Restaurant Owner Asked to Enforce Vaccine Passports

The launch of the vaccine passports in France has been met with much backlash as the public are pushing back against the further destruction of civil liberties.

Police are actively asking citizens to show their vaccine passports, even when dining outside, and some restaurant staff are further afflicted with the idea of having to police entry to restaurants and take on the role of law enforcement by asking customers to show their digital passport.

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UK: Christian Street Preacher Will Sue London Met Police She Says Was ‘Determined’ To Prosecute Her

A Christian street preacher who was vindicated after a judge cleared her of making abusive comments will sue London’s Metropolitan Police Service, which she said was “determined to prosecute me no matter what”.

Hazel Lewis, 49, was arrested while preaching outside Finsbury Park Tube underground station in north London in February 2020 after passersby falsely claimed she had called for non-Christians and homosexuals to be stabbed.

Miss Lewis appeared to have had the foresight to record herself while preaching, so when police arrived to arrest the Christian woman under the Public Order Act for allegedly making racist or homophobic remarks, she handed her phone to officers to review the footage, which proved she had not made any such utterances.

However, London’s police still went ahead and charged her with another public order offence, related to using abusive, threatening, or insulting words to cause alarm, distress, or harassment, engaging the Christian woman in an 18-month long legal battle, The Telegraph detailed on Monday.

[Comment: Christians have to fight back.]

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UK: Extinction Rebellion Face Own Extinction as Activists Warned Tactics to Backfire on Group

Director of the Conservative Environment Network Sam Hall warned that Extinction Rebellion’s plan to hold indefinite mass protests will put people off from supporting the cause of climate action. It came after the environmental action group has announced that they will hold protests outside financial institutions later this month.

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UK: YouTube Issues Strikes to Channel Reviewing Legal Apps

YouTuber TechDoctorUK is battling with YouTube’s rules prohibiting discussions about escaping having to pay for services and content. YouTube has issued strikes against the YouTuber’s content because his video reviews of completely legal apps that are literally available on Google Play that can offer ways for users to bypass paying for content.

These videos were investigated by YouTube for violating their “harmful or hazardous” content standards. YouTube has certain restrictions when it comes to piracy-related lessons.

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UN Globalists Arriving in UK for Climate Summit Won’t Face COVID Restrictions Imposed on British Citizens

While British holidaymakers continue to face uncertainty and headaches over returning from foreign vacations, UN globalists arriving for a climate conference in Scotland won’t face the same COVID-19 restrictions.

For months, Brits have been hesitant to travel due to onerous quarantine rules which enforce self-isolation upon return from different destinations.

This was exacerbated by the government constantly changing which countries were on the green, amber, amber-plus and red lists — leaving many holidaymakers in limbo stranded abroad.

UK citizens returning home from red list countries, many of which are located in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, have to undergo a brutally enforced quarantine in specially designated prison-like hotels at their own expense.

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Vaccine Passports Hit the Vatican

Starting Friday, even visitors to the Vatican Museums must show a so-called Green Pass, a vaccine passport digital certificate that shows they have been vaccinated, tested negative, or recovered from COVID-19.

The Green Pass was developed as an expansion of the European Union’s COVID-19 document, which was intended to simplify traveling and entering specific places and is highly controversial due to its encroachment on civil liberties.

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Video: French Police Patrol Cafes Asking to See Citizens’ Vaccine Papers

Video has emerged out of Paris, France, showing police patrolling cafes and bars demanding to see people’s credentials and making sure they are not breaking the law by enjoying themselves while unvaccinated.

Reuters reporter Antony Paone shared the video noting “The first checks of Police started as a preventive measure at Paris in cafes and restaurants where the Pass Sanitaire is mandatory as of today. Fines of 135 euros and verbal warnings from next week, up to 9,000 euros in the event of a repeat offense.”

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90% of Patients Treated With Experimental Israeli COVID Drug Discharged Within 5 Days

Finally, it looks like the world might be on the verge of obtaining a therapeutic drug that’s actually effective at helping patients infected with COVID. But you probably won’t hear anything about this latest breakthrough from the American media, which covered the race for a vaccine with breathless enthusiasm.

According to a report in the Jerusalem Post, some 93% of 90 seriously ill coronavirus patients treated in several Greek hospitals with a new drug developed by a team at Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center were discharged in five days or fewer during the Phase II trial of the new therapeutic.

The Phase II trial confirmed the results of Phase I, which was conducted in Israel last winter. That trial found that 29 out of 30 patients in moderate to serious condition recover within days, while no cases of serious side effects have yet been detected.

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These Are the New Coronavirus Restrictions

Included in the new recommendations are the application of the Green Pass program to all of Israel’s businesses. Under the expanded Green Pass, everyone aged three and above would need to present proof of recovery, vaccination, or a recent negative coronavirus test. Mass testing would be conducted around the country, for the purpose of identifying infected individuals and quarantining them, in an attempt to break the chain of infection.

The Green Pass program would apply to the vast majority of Israel’s businesses and public and private institutions, including, among others: swimming pools, gyms, academic institutions, all cultural and sports events, all conferences and exhibitions, museums, libraries, restaurants, hotels, and more.

Payment for the testing will be as follows: Children ages 0-3 years of age are exempt from the Green Pass; from age 3-12, testing will be funded by the government; for ages 12 and up, testing will be paid for privately by the individual, if she or he has chosen not to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

Rapid tests will be valid for a period of 24 hours, while traditional PCR tests will be valid for 72 hours.[…]

[unfortunately the new leftist goverment (led by a supposed consevative) is panicking again — so Israeli msdical Apartheid is now officially in place — note the inclusion of 3 — 12 year olds|

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Sri Lanka: AG Files Principal Indictment Against 25 Accused in April Attacks; Requests CJ to Appoint Trial-at-Bar

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Attorney General has filed the principal indictment in respect of the 2019 April 21st Attacks, at the Colombo High Court on Tuesday (10).

The indictment was filed against 25 accused including Naufer Maulavi, Sajid Maulavi, Mohammed Milhan, Sadik Abdullah, Adam Lebbe alias Gafoor Mama, Mohamed Sanasdeen and Mohammed Rizwan.

The indictment was filed in relation to the eight attacks on St Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, St Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya, The Kingsbury Hotel, Shangri-La Colombo, Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Zion Church in Batticaloa and Tropical Inn in Dehiwala.

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Suspected Jihadi Attack in Dasna Temple, Hindu Priest Stabbed Seriously

Shivam Mangalmoorthy | HENB | New Delhi | Aug 10, 2021:: An unknown assailant, suspected as Jihadist element, allegedly attacked a Hindu priest sleeping on the premises of Dasna Devi temple in Ghaziabad early on Tuesday, police said. The victim was admitted to a private hospital where doctors described his condition to be stable.

Chief Priest of Dasna devi Mata Mandir, Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati claimed he was the intended target: “Who will harbour enmity against him (Nareshanand)? He had come to participate in the Jantar Mantar protest. Jihadis have enmity with me and they had come to kill me but unfortunately he (Nareshananda) was attacked.”

Hailing from Bihar, he is said to be a disciple of Swami Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, the controversial chief priest of the temple. “Swami Nareshanand was attacked by an unknown person using a paper cutter in the early hours of Tuesday. The visitor was sleeping in the open area inside the premises. We have recovered two paper cutters from the spot. Doctors have operated upon him. As he lost profuse blood because of injury, it was serious but his condition now is stable.” said Iraj Raja, Superintendent of Police (rural).

“We are investigating the case by using manual and electronic surveillance. The temple administration has been asked to lodge a complaint and an FIR will be registered soon,” added Mr. Raja.

He said a picket of Provincial Armed Constabulary guards the temple and senior officials were looking into possible lapses.

Police sources said the picket was informed 20 minutes after the incident and the CCTV cameras were found shut very mysteriously.

Narsinghanand Saraswati has been in news since March this year when a Muslim boy was allegedly roughed up on the temple premises when he purportedly went inside with a pretence of drinking water.

Narsinghanand Saraswati has been making hard statements against Muslims and the nuisance of Islam and its prophet and has claimed he could be attacked by Islamists for his views. Recently, the National Commission of Women had written to the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police demanding an FIR to be registered against Narsinghanand Saraswati for his offensive remarks against women in a video that went viral. In that video Narsinghanand criticized a section of Hindu women who are indulgent to fall in ‘Love Jihad’.

Anil Yadav, Narsinghanand Saraswati’s disciple and spokesperson of the Dasna temple, alleged it was the work of ‘Islamic Jihadis’ and the real target was the chief priest. “They have failed in the past and last night they tried again,” he said.

Describing the condition of Mr. Nareshanand as critical, Mr. Yadav said the incident happened because of security lapse. “We have complained in the past that the guards on duty were found sleeping at night.”

Local sources said the incident could be linked to the ‘provocative statements’ made at Jantar Mantar on Sunday and Delhi Police might visit Dasna Temple. Two of the four accused in the case are from Ghaziabad and are said to be close to Narsinghanand Saraswati. Mr. Yadav denied that Mr. Nareshanand was present during the Jantar Mantar event. Delhi Police has also failed to place any evidence of provocation from the “Unite India Movement” programme at Jantar Mantar on Sunday as organised by Advocate Ashwini Upadhyaya so far. Superintendent of Police (rural), Mr. Raja refused to comment on the possible link and said Delhi Police had not approached them so far in the present attack.

“We are in the process of identifying the accused. It is possible that the accused were aware of the layout of the temple and knew at which points they could get past the security. There are many rooms on the premises where people usually sleep. At any given point there are approximately 25 security personnel stationed at several points,” said Raja.

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China Accused of Inventing Swiss Scientist to Dispute Coronavirus Origin

Chinese state propaganda has been accused of inventing a Swiss biologist to dispute the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus.

In a post on Tuesday, the embassy of Switzerland in Beijing accused the communist dictatorship of spreading “fake news” by citing an apparently fabricated Swiss biologist to claim that investigations into the origin of the virus were politically motivated by pressure from the United States.

“Looking for Wilson Edwards, alleged [Swiss] biologist, cited in press and social media in China over the last several days. If you exist, we would like to meet you! But it is more likely that this is a fake news, and we call on the Chinese press and netizens to take down the posts,” the embassy wrote on social media.

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American Comedian Jokes Australians Love Lockdowns Because They Are ‘Lazy Descendants of Criminals’ Who Don’t Want to Work and Restrictions Aren’t That Bad Because They Just Want to ‘Get Hammered in Their Backyards’

Tim Dillon, 36, targeted Australians in his latest podcast when talking about the pandemic and mocking lockdowns in force across the country, saying they love and trust the government.

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Doctor in the Heart of Sydney’s COVID Outbreak Reveals Exactly Why the Virus is Spreading in Sydney’s West and South West

A respiratory physician working at a major Sydney hospital has revealed six reasons why he believes Covid-19 continues to ravage the city’s south west, and warns the virus isn’t slowing down.

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Elimination Zealot WA Premier Mark McGowan Slams Gladys Berejiklian for Having ‘No Backbone’ And Risking the Lives of the Entire Country by Setting Aside ‘Zero COVID’ Goal and Basing End of Lockdown on Vaccination Rates

Hardline ‘zero-Covid’ advocate WA Premier Mark McGowan launched a scathing attack on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian after she flagged easing the city’s lockdown at 50 per cent Covid vaccination

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One of Australia’s Top Muslim Leaders Reveals Why There’s ‘Less Co-Operation’ With Sydney’s Lockdown Laws in His COVID-Hit Community

A western Sydney Muslim leader says making close-knit families from ethnic communities change their ways was always going to be a challenge during the NSW coronavirus crisis.

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Police Arrest Dozens of Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Melbourne’s CBD

Victorian police arrested dozens of anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne’s CBD last night.

Officers appeared to outnumber a handful of protesters who came into the city’s centre to protest hours after Premier Daniel Andrews announced a seven-day extension to the city’s lockdown.

Chief Commissioner Shane Patton told ABC Radio Melbourne around 400 officers were sent to the CBD, where they encountered around 90 protesters.

He said 73 people were arrested for offences associated with the protest and for breaching the Chief Health Officer’s directions.

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Six Fined After Charles Sturt University Campus Party Breaches Public Health Orders

NSW Police are expecting “a significant number more” people will be fined as investigations continue into an alleged illegal party at a university campus in the state’s south.

Four men and two women, aged between 18 and 20, have each been fined $1,000 in relation to the party at Charles Sturt University’s Wagga Wagga campus.

Police were told there was a gathering of up to 40 people in the campus’ accommodation blocks, which dispersed after two security guards attended.

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Teachers Beg to be Evacuated From Remote Island After Being Attacked by Schookids Armed With Machetes in Their Homes at the Dead of Night

Armed primary school-aged children have repeatedly broken into teachers’ homes on Groote Eylandt, about 670km east of Darwin, the Australian Education Union says.

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Evangelical Church in Nigeria Demands Action to Stop Fulani Jihadists Slaughter of Christians

A church leader in Nigeria has called for urgent action to stop mass killings that many have described as a “genocide” being committed by Islamic Fulani herdsmen. At least 70 people have been killed in an area of Plateau state in two weeks.

Apart from the 70 killed, at least 15 villages were destroyed, more than 400 houses were burned down, including churches and an orphanage, nearly 20,000 people were displaced and thousands of hectares of farm crops were destroyed in a series of attacks targeting Christians between July 23 and Aug. 2 in Irigwe area in central Nigeria, says the president of the Evangelical Church Winning All, the Rev. Stephen Baba Panya.

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Explosion at Eskom Power Unit May Push South Africa Blackouts to Record

South Africa faces a record year for power outages after an explosion damaged one of the state-owned utility’s newest coal-fired generation units.

The blast at the Medupi station on Sunday occurred during a process to find an external leak, according to preliminary findings. “At this point we do not have details as to what it will cost and how long it will take to repair the generator,” Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. said in a reply to questions.

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Afghanistan Fallout Could Lead to Three Million Migrants Trying to Reach Europe

German humanitarian development worker Sybille Schnehage has predicted as many as three million Afghan asylum seekers could head to Europe in the near future.

Ms Schnehage, who has been involved in humanitarian aid work in Afghanistan since the 1980s and has been working with the Katachel association in the Kunduz region for over 20 years, told German broadcaster WDR on Sunday: “We can assume that up to three million Afghans will make their way to Europe in the foreseeable future.”

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EU Member States Urge Brussels to Deport Afghan Migrants

Despite growing levels of conflict in Afghanistan amid the US-led troops withdrawal, six European Union member states have banded together to urge the EU Commission to continue deporting Afghans back home.

Belgium’s Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration Sammy Mahdi confirmed that he had urged the European Commission to reconsider blocking the deportation of Afghans back to their war-torn country. Mahdi was joined by Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark and Greece in a letter which asked the Commission to “continue to guarantee the forced return of certain Afghans.”

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France: African Migrant With Mental Health Problems Shot After Threatening Police With Knife

French police fatally shot a 35-year-old African migrant under psychiatric care after he threatened officers while armed with a knife.

The incident took place in the commune of La Talaudière in central France on Monday at 8 pm when the man’s wife and son-in-law called the police after locking him in their family apartment.

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From Ghana, Egypt, Bangladesh and Sierra Leone Through the Southern Border (Via Colombia and Panama): Migrants in Central America Reveal the Full Extent of Their Journey as They Head North Towards the US

Migrants from all over the world are flocking to Central America to make the trek toward the U.S. after the border between Colombia and Panama reopened.

Thousands of these travelers, who plan to eventually reach the U.S. as the border crisis surges, are passing through the town of Necocli, Columbia before the dangerous trip through the rainforest of southern Panama.

The two nations vowed last week to impose order on the migrant flows as they seek support from allies, including the U.S., after the number of travelers stranded in Necocli topped 10,000.

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Greece Says EU Not Ready for New Migrant Crisis as Afghan Conflict Grows

ATHENS, Aug 11 (Reuters) — The European Union is not in a position to deal with a repeat of the migration crisis in 2015 and must try to keep people from fleeing the growing conflict in Afghanistan, Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said on Wednesday.

Mitararchi, who last week co-signed a letter with ministers from five other EU countries saying deportations of failed asylum-seekers should continue despite the fighting, said ending such returns “would send the wrong message”.

“It would lead more people trying to leave and come to the European Union,” Mitarachi told Reuters.

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ICE Director Picked by Biden Halted the Deportation of a Criminally-Convicted Immigrant After Acting on an Email From Head of Group That Aims to Abolish All Immigration Detention

A serial criminal’s deportation was halted after a far-left activist emailed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to say the criminal should stay with his family.

Tania Mattos’ June 7 email demanding that Marvin Jerezano-Pena be allowed to remain in the US made it all the way to the inbox of ICE acting director Tae Johnson, and Pena’s deportation was halted shortly afterwards.

The 26 year-old — who has been accused of beating his girlfriend — was saved from being booted out of the US by the Biden Administration appointee despite being convicted of multiple felonies for drugs and stolen property offenses.

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Italy Fears an Increase in Migrants From Tunisia’s Political Crisis

In just eight months, the number of migrants arriving at Italian ports is already more than double that for the whole of last year.

That increase, coupled with a fresh political crisis in Tunisia, is sparking fears in Italy that a new wave of Tunisians will soon arrive.

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Latvia Declares State of Emergency Over Migrant Influx at Belarus Border

Latvia declared a state of emergency Tuesday at its Belarus border, authorising border guards, armed forces and police to use physical force to return migrants to the country from which they came. Latvia, like neighbouring Lithuania, has faced an influx of mostly Iraqi migrants in the past few months coming from Belarus.

Latvia and Lithuania’s borders with Belarus are also the European Union’s external border. Latvia has a nearly 175km (109-mile) border with Belarus. Normally only border guards can patrol the frontier.

The state of emergency will run from August 11 until November 10, the Baltic News Service said, and would also enable the Armed Forces and the state police to assist the Border Guard with the prevention of illegal immigration.

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Latvia’s Daugavpils Has No Places to Accommodate Illegal Migrants, Says Mayor

RIGA, August 11. /TASS/. Daugavpils has no places to accommodate illegal migrants penetrating into Latvia from Belarusian territory, Mayor of the republic’s second largest city Andrejs Elksnins said on Wednesday.

“The number of illegal migrants, mostly from Iraq, detained on the Latvian-Belarusian border has already reached over 350 people and Daugavpils received an inquiry from the Interior Ministry already on August 6 to report by August 12 about the possibilities and the readiness to overcome the crisis with refugees by providing them with suitable accommodation and food,” the mayor wrote on his Facebook.

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Latvia and Lithuania to Stop Migrants Arriving Via Belarus

Latvia has declared a state of emergency along its border and Lithuania decided to erect a fence in new measures to deter migrants they say Belarus is encouraging to cross illegally in order to pressure European states, Reuters reports. Rising numbers of migrants have reached Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland, which accuse Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko of orchestrating the campaign to press the EU to reverse sanctions.

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Lithuania Expelled About 1,300 Illegal Migrants to Belarus in Past Week

VILNIUS, August 10. /TASS/. Lithuanian border control officers began cracking down on illegal migrant flows on August 3 when the Interior Ministry granted the agency additional powers, leading to the expulsion of around 1,300 illegal migrants from the border region back into Belarus in the past week, the agency data shows.

The head of the service, General Rustamas Liubajevas, said on Friday that border control officers before that day stopped 700 illegal migrants from infiltrating Lithuania, making them turn back to Belarus. On Saturday, 250 more were expelled, followed by about 80 by Sunday morning, around 100 on Monday and approximately 150 by Tuesday morning.

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Migrants Pouring Into Poland Via Belarus

Polish authorities say they have arrested a record number of migrants coming through Belarus in recent days, according to reports.

The migration surge comes as thousands of aliens hailing mostly from the Middle East and Africa have been pouring into neighboring Lithuania amid deteriorating relations between Minsk and the European Union.

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Six EU Nations Want Migrants Forced Back to Afghanistan

BRUSSELS (AP) — Six European Union countries want the forced deportation of migrants back to Afghanistan to continue despite the government in Kabul suspending such “non-voluntary returns.” The interior ministers of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece and the Netherlands urged the EU’s executive branch in a letter to “intensify talks” with the Afghan government to ensure that deportations keep going. The ministers argued that stopping them “is likely to motivate even more Afghan citizens to leave their home for the EU.” Asked whether Afghanistan is a safe place to forcibly send people, a European Commission spokesman said Tuesday it up to EU members to assess each case. Taliban insurgents have made sweeping gains in Afghanistan in recent weeks.

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UK: ‘Woke and Out of Touch’ Farage in Another Blistering RNLI Rant Over Migrant Crossings

After the RNLI [Royal National Lifeboat Institution] joined forces with border control last week in an attempt to save migrants crossing the channel from France, GB News’ Nigel Farage hit headlines for describing the organisation as a “migrant taxi service”. The politician turned presenter’s comments were met with backlash from many, with a record-breaking number of donations being pledged to the RNLI in the wake of his remarks. But on Tuesday evening, Farage tried to offer some clarity on his stance, insisting he didn’t take aim at the “amazing work” of volunteers, but rather the “woke” bosses who steer the institution.

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UK: Dozens of Criminals Pulled Off Deportation Flight After Human Rights Legal Appeals

On Tuesday, 39 out of 50 foreign criminals scheduled for deportation were removed from their flights after appeals by human rights lawyers.

The flight to Jamaica, scheduled to have left in the early hours of this morning, contained those who had been sentenced to imprisonment for crimes including drug offences, rape, rape of a minor, and murder. It is believed that the majority of those removed were drug offenders, including dealers of Class A drugs, the highest grade for illegal narcotics such as heroin, cocaine, LSD, and ecstasy.

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UK: Migrants Dash Off Boat… Into Military Firing Range: Shooting Exercise is Halted as Emergency Search is Carried Out for Two Hours

Channel migrants ran from a boat and disappeared into a Ministry of Defence firing range during an active shooting exercise.

Firing was abruptly halted as an emergency search for the missing migrants by Border Force and the Ministry of Defence went on for two hours.

When shooting began again after some were caught, four more migrants were seen hidden in undergrowth on the range in Kent, halting the military exercise for a third hour. It is not known if all the migrants were found, a source told the Mail.

[Comment: Certain thoughts crossed my mind.]

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UK: Tow the Boats Back to France to Stop Channel Migrant Crisis, Farage Tells Govt

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has told the government that the only way to stop the migrant crisis in the English Channel is to “tow the boats back to Calais harbour”.

Last week, the number of illegal migrants, mostly from the third world and departing overwhelmingly from France, crossing the English Channel hit the 10,000 mark, with 10,500 arriving on British shores since the beginning of this year.

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Companies Traded on the Nasdaq Will be Forced to Put LGBT or Racial Minorities in Lead Posts

Progressive ideology is hitting the world stock market, and there will be consequences. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved new rules for one of the world’s largest stock exchanges, the NASDAQ.

Companies that offer their shares on the electronic stock exchange will have to have at least two people in the managing board who are racially or sexually “diverse”. Otherwise, they will have to explain why they do not have them in the management. The decision will affect 4,000 companies around the world, the BBC reported.

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Half of All Hungarians See Dangers of Child LGBT Education

Approximately two-thirds of Hungarians think that encountering content depicting homosexuality could change a person’s sexual orientation, a poll by think-tank Szazadvég showed. Of those surveyed, 42 percent believe there is a real danger that LGBTQ organizations will propagate in kindergartens and schools to promote sexual orientations that do not correspond with the majority of society.

According to the survey commissioned by daily Népszava, 27 percent of voters who do not sympathize with government policy would also take part in a referendum on the Hungarian child protection law. A few weeks ago, Szazadvég also released the results of another poll, which showed that the vast majority of Hungarians reject all forms of activities aimed at minor children and promoting adult sexual orientation. A full 73 percent of those surveyed opposed it.

There is also an extremely high rate — 88 percent — opposed to displaying gender-sensitive media content to minor children. Approximately the same number opposed broadcasting sexual media content affecting the development of children under the age of 18 in Hungary.

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Robin Becomes a Bisexual Icon in New Batman Comic

There’s a new LGBTQ superhero on the block, but DC Comics readers already know him well.

The latest issue of Batman: Urban Legends, a monthly anthology series, revealed that the Caped Crusader’s longtime sidekick Robin, specifically the Tim Drake version of him, is bisexual.

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UN Climate Report Author Says “People Are Starting to Get Scared” & This Will Change the Way They “Vote”

One of the authors of the United Nations IPCC report who focused on “extreme” consequences of man-made global warming lauded the fact that “people are starting to get scared” about climate change and that this would “affect the way they vote.”

Yesterday, the UN released a hysterical report which enjoyed saturation media coverage warning of a “code red” ecological apocalypse if humanity didn’t drastically alter its way of living.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, humans are “unequivocally” to blame, with U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres calling for a total end to the use of coal and fossil fuels.

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UN to Consider Spraying “Sulfate Aerosols” Above the Earth’s Surface to Reduce Global Temperatures

The United Nations is considering the risks of spraying “sulfate aerosols” above the earth’s surface to reduce global temperatures, according to a Reuters report.

Yesterday, a U.N. climate panel released a “code red” report that warned of “deadly heat waves, gargantuan hurricanes and other weather extremes” if drastic action isn’t taken quickly to stop man-made climate change.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), humans are “unequivocally” to blame, with U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres calling for a total end to the use of coal and fossil fuels.

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9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/11/2021

  1. ” — and Lithuania sent 1,300 culture-enrichers back to Belarus. ”

    Lithuania why did you leave the Soviet Union… Now if Lithuania sends muslim invaders away or to their original country Saint EU will get angry. And Lithuania’s dream was to join EU.

    If Lithuania accepts even one wave say 20, 000 jihadis then the next day will be 50 000 and then, half a million and then their people will get angry. Unlike Swedes and British they are happy and welcoming even if they get rapes. They will recover in let me guess …. 24 hours. And then she will hold a sign: “refugees welcome to my feast.”
    Thanks to the EU which sends money to Palestinians : the more wives the more money then more sex then more immigrants to EU. Lucky EU . When did you adopt this policy? You should have adopted it 1400 years ago.

    A waste of 1400 years without enrichers. Jacinda is so enriched.

  2. “The United Nations is considering the risks of spraying “sulfate aerosols” above the earth’s surface to reduce global temperatures, according to a Reuters report.”

    Oh yeah, I bet that’s not gonna mess up anything…

    • Check out WRSA; they’ve got a post about it. Vox Day has been expecting this, and they have already migrated to a new site.

      We migrated out of blogspot eight years ago after being taken down twice in one week.

      Nobody should be on blogspot if they have any un-PC content. If you violate the Narrative, and you’re still on blogspot, it’s only because you’re not prominent enough. When you become prominent, you will be taken down.

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