Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/12/2021

A gunman dressed in black terrorized the English city of Plymouth in Devon, shooting five people to death. The gunman was discovered shot to death himself, although it is not clear whether he committed suicide. British authorities reassured the public that the incident had no connection with terrorism.

In other news, Germany and the Netherlands announced that they will no longer deport rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan, due to the unstable situation in the country as the Taliban regain power after the departure of American forces.

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Financial Crisis
» Inflation Settles at High Rate as Prices Leap 5.4 Percent From Year Ago
» Nearly 80 Percent of Americans Blame Biden for Inflation Surge: Poll
 
USA
» “Wakeup Call”: Pfizer Vax Only 42% Effective Against Infection in July
» Along Party and Race Lines, Alabama State School Board Bans Critical Race Theory
» Antifa Member Arrested in Oregon at Violent Protest Against Church Group
» Baltimore High Schoolers Barely Able to Read or Do Math Past Elementary Levels
» Breaking: Arizona Democrat State Senator Resigns After Arrest for Child Sex Abuse
» Breaking: Trump Releases Statement Calling for ‘Justice’ In the Case of Ashli Babbitt
» Chris Rufo Exposes Amex’s ‘Anti-Racist Etiquette’ For Employees on ‘Ingraham Angle’
» CNN Medical Propagandist: Kids in Schools Need Industrial Grade Masks, Weekly Tests
» Customers Threaten to Boycott Subway Over Ads Featuring Woke US Soccer Player Megan Rapinoe
» Florida Veteran Sues Facebook for First Amendment Violation, Alleging Censorship Collusion With Biden Administration
» Human Head Found in Freezer of Pennsylvania Man Who Says He Stabbed ‘Cadaver Doll’, Police Say
» Hunter Biden Tells Hooker Russians Stole Different Laptop, ‘Have Videos of Me Doing F*cking Crazy Sex!’
» Justice Amy Barrett Denies Appeal From Indiana University Students Fighting COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
» LA to Require Vaccination for Indoor Spaces, Including Restaurants, Bars, Gyms, Stores
» Loudoun, Virginia Teacher Has No Regrets About Resigning: I ‘Was a Cog’ In a Critical Race Theory ‘Machine’
» Man Sentenced to Nearly 9 Years in Prison for Torching Store During 2020 BLM Riots
» ‘Medical Freedom’ Rally Held Outside St. Cloud Hospital to Protest Vaccine Mandates
» Medical Examiner’s Office Contradicts Lori Lightfoot’s Claim That COVID Protocols Prevented Full Tribute for Fallen Officer Ella French
» Parents Across US Revolt Against School Boards on Masks, Critical Race Theory and Gender Issues
» Parents Protest, Demand Right to Choose if Kids Should Wear Masks at School
» Parents Group in Southington Wants Ability to Opt Out of Mask Wearing, Critical Race Theory, LGBT Curriculum in Schools
» Poll: Half of America Believes Vaccine Mandates, COVID Passports More Important Than “Protecting Freedom”
» Project Veritas Now Has the New York Times on the Ropes After Court Delivers Huge Win
» Report: Britney Spears’ Dad Jamie Spears Out as Conservator
» Response Times to Seattle 911 Calls Stretch Longer Than 60 Minutes
» San Fran Becomes First Major City Requiring Vaccinations for Most Indoor Activities
» Schwarzenegger Attacks Anti-Maskers: ‘Screw Your Freedom’
» Seattle Begins Removal of Dangerous Homeless Encampment at Courthouse Park
» Study Finds Most Highly Educated Americans Are Also the Most Vaccine Hesitant
» Tennessee Student Sues University Over Vaccine Mandate
» Texas Senate Passes Election Integrity Bill Despite Protests From Democrats
» Trump Fuels 2024 Speculation After Hiring Veteran Iowa Political Operatives
» VICE Promotes Social Justice Summer Camp That Programs Children With Critical Race Theory
» Video: Biden Claims He’s “Checking” Whether He Can Overrule States Banning Federal Mandates
» Video: White House Chief of Staff Admits Pushing Employers to Mandate Vaccines
» Virginia Teacher Says it’s Been ‘Heartbreaking’ To Watch Effects of Critical Race Theory on Kids
» Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin Celebrates Demographic Decline of White Americans as “Fabulous News”
» Watch: Parents Make Threats After School Board Mandates Elementary Children Mask Up — “We Will Find You”
» Watch: BLM Protesters Swarm Fox News HQ, Burn American Flag, Tucker Carlson Photo
» Wisconsin Critical Race Theory Debate Lasts Close to 7 Hours
» Yancey School Board Adopts Resolution on Critical Race Theory
» YouTube Suspended Rand Paul for Mask Comments Almost Identical to Those Made by Biden’s Former COVID Adviser
 
Europe and the EU
» CDU/CSU is Trouble, As Only 23 Percent of Germans Would Vote for the Party
» Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Gowin Expelled From Polish Government
» Europe: Mass Protests Against COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Passports’
» France: Macron Says Showing Police Your Papers to Visit a Cafe is About “Freedom”
» French Mayors Rebel, Say They Will Not Enforce Vaccine Passport at Cafes
» ‘Major Incident’ Involving Gunman in Plymouth, England, Multiple Fatalities Reported
» Polish Parliament Passes “Media Bill” Met With Violent Protests and Strong American Reaction
» Six Dead Including Suspected Gunman in UK Shooting
» Swedish Politician Who Called UN Climate Report “Scare Propaganda” Forced to Resign From Party
» UK Radio Station Investigated for Broadcasting Chant With ‘Jihadi’ Lyrics
» UK: ‘That’s Not True, Is it?’: Shelagh Fogarty Challenges Extinction Rebellion Police Liaison
» UK: Dozens of Cumbrians Fined for Breaking Lockdown Rules — The Full List
» UK: Double Vaxxed Asked to Mask Up, Limit Social Interactions if Exposed to COVID Case
» UK: Farage Tells Extinction Rebellion Founder: ‘You Virtually Want Me to Live in a Cave!’
» UK: Khan’s London: Man Stabbed to Death After Defending Teen Daughter From ‘Group of Youths’
» UK: Prankster Performs “Vaccinated Only” Carriage Social Experiment
» UK: SAGE Advisor Says Lockdowns Can No Longer be Justified
» Up to 8,500 Germans Affected After Nurse Injects People With Saline Instead of Coronavirus Vaccine
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Secret Agreement: Silence in Exchange for Additional Staff
 
South Asia
» Forced Conversions and Child Marriage in Pakistan: An Everyday Event
 
Far East
» 63% See Chinese Government and Chinese Communist Party as Serious Threat to US
» Danish WHO Chief Says COVID ‘Patient Zero’ Was Likely Wuhan Lab Worker
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Capital Canberra Enters 7-Day “Hard” Lockdown, Joining Melbourne and Sydney
» Australian MP George Christensen Argued Against Lockdowns in Parliament. Facebook Just Deleted it.
» ‘Just Like After 9/11’: New Zealand to Close Borders for the Rest of the Year
 
Latin America
» Senate Approves Rubio-Scott Amendment to Provide Free Internet to Cuba
 
Immigration
» Croatian Boy, 13, Caught Driving Migrants Across Hungary
» French Rescue 108 Migrants Trying to Sail to UK
» Germany and the Netherlands to Stop Deportation of Afghans
» Illegal Migration Into Europe Up Nearly 60%
» Poland Sees Record Numbers of Illegal Migrant Crossings From Belarus
» UK Bid to Deport 50 Pedophiles, Killers and Rapists to Jamaica Fails
 
Culture Wars
» Apex Legends Lead Designer Daniel Z Klein Fired Over 2007 Posts
» Controversial Transgender Policy Passed by Virginia School Board
» Photo of Young Child With Men in Bondage Gear Wins Award From Dutch Pride Organizers
» UK: ‘Trans Non-Binary’ Co-Founder of Extinction Rebellion Running for Leader of Green Party
 

Inflation Settles at High Rate as Prices Leap 5.4 Percent From Year Ago

Inflation continued to surge in July, but appeared to settle close to the fastest pace in almost 13 years as the economy continues to emerge from the pandemic, the feds said Wednesday.

The Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index, which measures a basket of goods and services as well as energy and food costs, jumped 5.4 percent in July from a year earlier.

That’s the same as June’s 5.4 percent year-over-year rise in prices, which marked the biggest 12-month rise since August 2008, just before the financial crisis sent the US into the worst recession it had seen since the Great Depression.

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

Nearly 80 Percent of Americans Blame Biden for Inflation Surge: Poll

The vast majority of Americans say surging grocery and household goods prices are causing them financial hardship and nearly 80 percent blame the Biden administration’s economic policies, a new poll says.

About 70 percent of Americans say the national economy is in bad shape, and the majority — 86 percent — are concerned about inflation, according to the Fox News pollreleased Wednesday.

Of those polled, 86 percent blame the COVID-19 pandemic for increasing prices and 79 percent blame the Biden administration’s economic policies.

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

“Wakeup Call”: Pfizer Vax Only 42% Effective Against Infection in July

This week, Dr. Fauci confirmed that “at some time in the future” everyone will likely need a booster shot for the Covid-19 vaccine due to “fading efficacy.”

Now, Axios reports that a new preprint study which has ‘already grabbed the attention of top Biden administration officials’ over the vaccines’ effectiveness against new variants, with Pfizer’s jab being of particular concern.

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

Along Party and Race Lines, Alabama State School Board Bans Critical Race Theory

The Alabama Board of Education voted along party and race lines Thursday to approve a resolution aimed at banning critical race theory.

The resolution prohibits teaching anything that would “indoctrinate students in social or political ideologies that promote one race or sex above another.” The topic was first discussed in June amid a national fervor among conservatives to ban critical race theory, an academic concept taught in college. The phrase, though, has become a catchall broadly used to critique anti-racism or diversity language in curriculum or teacher training.

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

Antifa Member Arrested in Oregon at Violent Protest Against Church Group

Antifa member Clifford Phillip Eiffler-Rodriguez, 35, of Salem, Ore., was arrested for allegedly assaulting a female police officer, at the violent protest on August 10, when Antifa gathered to attack participants of a street church protest outside Planned Parenthood.

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

Baltimore High Schoolers Barely Able to Read or Do Math Past Elementary Levels

A new bombshell report on Baltimore City Schools has revealed that some students who are due to graduate soon are on the academic level of elementary school children, after constantly being pushed ahead without mastering the material.

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

Breaking: Arizona Democrat State Senator Resigns After Arrest for Child Sex Abuse

Arizona State Senator Otoniel “Tony” Navarrete has been arrested for allegedly molesting two children. He has been charged with sexual misconduct with a minor but maintains he is innocent. The Washington Post reports.

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

Breaking: Trump Releases Statement Calling for ‘Justice’ In the Case of Ashli Babbitt

Former President Donald Trump released a statement on Wednesday after having met with the family of slain Trump-supporter and veteran Ashli Babbit, who was killed by a Capitol Police Officer on January 6.

“I spoke to the wonderful mother and devoted husband of Ashli Babbitt,” Trump wrote, “who was murdered at the hands of someone who should never have pulled the trigger of his gun. We know who he is. If that happened to the ‘other side,’ there would be riots all over America and yet, there are far more people represented by Ashli, who truly loved America, than there are on the other side. The Radical Left haters cannot be allowed to get away with this. There must be justice!”

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

Chris Rufo Exposes Amex’s ‘Anti-Racist Etiquette’ For Employees on ‘Ingraham Angle’

Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Chris Rufo said Wednesday that American Express employees, particularly white employees, were barred from using certain phrases and language as part of the companies “anti-racist etiquette,” echoing controversial tenets of critical race theory (CRT).

“They explicitly told white employees that they can’t even say ‘we are all human’ and if they say this they’re going to be considered racist micro-aggressors against African-Americans,” Rufo said on “The Ingraham Angle.”

In a separate instance, American Express employees were told they cannot say “anyone who works hard in [the U.S] can become successful.”

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

CNN Medical Propagandist: Kids in Schools Need Industrial Grade Masks, Weekly Tests

CNN’s resident fear monger medical “expert” Dr. Leana Wen declared Tuesday that children returning to school need to be forced to wear industrial grade face masks and should be subjected to weekly COVID tests until they are fully vaccinated.

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

Customers Threaten to Boycott Subway Over Ads Featuring Woke US Soccer Player Megan Rapinoe

Olympic and World Champion soccer player Megan Rapinoe has once again kicked up backlash over kneeling for the national anthem, this time with customers of Subway franchises.

Rapinoe, along with many other athletes, kneeled before the national anthem at the Tokyo Olympic Games in an effort to shed light on issues facing the black community in the US, according to Business Insider.

Some Subway customers are viewing her display as being “un-American,” and are vowing to boycott the fast food restaurant chain until advertising featuring Rapinoe is removed.

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

Florida Veteran Sues Facebook for First Amendment Violation, Alleging Censorship Collusion With Biden Administration

A man from Plant City, Florida, is suing Facebook over an alleged violation of the First Amendment for censoring his posts about COVID-19 at the behest of the Biden administration. The suit comes after the White House claimed it was flagging problematic posts on behalf of Facebook.

38-year-old Richard Rogalinski, an army veteran, has filed a lawsuit at the US Middle District Court of Florida against Facebook on behalf of himself and any other American that has has had their content “censored, modified, hidden, appended, or curtailed” between Inauguration day and the day the suit was filed, July 19.

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

Human Head Found in Freezer of Pennsylvania Man Who Says He Stabbed ‘Cadaver Doll’, Police Say

Lancaster police were called to Donald Meshey Jr.’s West Strawberry Street apartment Wednesday morning after an upset family member called them saying that Meshey told her “that there was a cadaver in one of the beds in the home and there was a head in the freezer,” police said in a news release.

The caller also said she saw what appeared to be the head of a family member in the freezer.

An officer arrived at the home and was met by Meshey.

“Meshey escorted the officer inside the residence and took the officer to the kitchen, where he proceeded to remove what appeared to be a human head from the freezer to show the officer,” police said.

The officer called for backup and Meshey was taken into custody…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Hunter Biden Tells Hooker Russians Stole Different Laptop, ‘Have Videos of Me Doing F*cking Crazy Sex!’

When it comes to Russian blackmail, it appears the never-materialized ‘Trump tape’ is actually the Hunter tape.

According to the Daily Mail, the president’s crackhead son told a hooker that Russian drug dealers stole a different laptop of his from a Las Vegas hotel room, and that “they have videos of me doing crazy f**ing sex f**ing, you know!”

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

Justice Amy Barrett Denies Appeal From Indiana University Students Fighting COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett denied an appeal from students at Indiana University to block the school’s vaccine mandate.

Barrett, who has jurisdiction over the appeals court involved in the case, denied the students request for an injunction against Indiana University’s vaccine mandate on her own without consulting other colleagues on the court and without hearing from the school.

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

LA to Require Vaccination for Indoor Spaces, Including Restaurants, Bars, Gyms, Stores

KTLA News reported Wednesday that the city council has unanimously voted to introduce vaccination requirements in order to enter indoor spaces, including restaurants, bars, gyms and even stores.

The report notes that the council “voted to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance requiring patrons to have at least one dose of the vaccine to be able to enter the indoor public spaces.”

Entertainment centers like stadiums, concert venues and movie theaters will also fall under the ordinance.

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

Loudoun, Virginia Teacher Has No Regrets About Resigning: I ‘Was a Cog’ In a Critical Race Theory ‘Machine’

EXCLUSIVE: Now-former Loudoun County, Va., schoolteacher Laura Morris spoke exclusively to Fox News about her recent public resignation over woke curriculum and said she has no regrets and would do it all over again.

“I am very sad about some things that I am giving up and leaving behind, but regret is not the word … I don’t regret what I did,” Morris said in an interview with Fox News correspondent Anita Vogel. “I don’t regret anything I said and I don’t regret anything I did — because I … was happy to do this.”

Morris shocked attendees of a school board meeting Tuesday when she said she had had enough of the district’s curriculum, which she argued had been injected with a transgender and critical race theory-centric emphasis.

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

Man Sentenced to Nearly 9 Years in Prison for Torching Store During 2020 BLM Riots

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times

A 29-year-old Illinois man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly nine years in federal prison for setting fire to a cell phone store in Minneapolis during the riots in 2020.

Matthew Lee Rupert was sentenced to 105 months in prison approximately four months afterpleading guilty to arson.

Rupert will also serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison.

According to court documents, Rupert posted a video on his Facebook page showing him passing out explosives to others while encouraging people to hurl them at law enforcement officers during a riot in Minneapolis, Minnesota in late May 2020.

The footage also showed Rupert actively damaging property, lighting a building on fire, and looting businesses, authorities said.

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

‘Medical Freedom’ Rally Held Outside St. Cloud Hospital to Protest Vaccine Mandates

ST. CLOUD — More than two hundred people gathered across from the St. Cloud Hospital in Hester Park on Thursday afternoon, many waving American flags and holding signs that called on CentraCare to refrain from mandating COVID-19 vaccines for its employees.

Cars driving past the rally honked their horns, and the crowd cheered back, waving signs that said phrases like, “Coercion is not consent,” “Medical freedom” and “If you mandate, nurses will vacate.”

As the event went on, the crowd grew to about double, lining both sides of Sixth Avenue North and moving near the hospital’s emergency entrance.

Similar rallies by medical workers around the state have popped up in the last week. On Saturday, Duluth workers protested when two of the biggest hospitals there — which are also two of the largest employers in the area — announced they would require their employees and other contractors in the hospital to get their first COVID-19 vaccine by October 1.

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

Medical Examiner’s Office Contradicts Lori Lightfoot’s Claim That COVID Protocols Prevented Full Tribute for Fallen Officer Ella French

Chicago’s Medical Examiner’s Office released a statement on Thursday indicating that the COVID rules Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently referred to don’t exist, and that a proper ceremony with bagpipers for slain officer Ella French would have been possible.

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

Parents Across US Revolt Against School Boards on Masks, Critical Race Theory and Gender Issues

As left-leaning agendas are descending onto school districts across the country, they’re being met with intense resistance from parents concerned about the impact on children.

For the past few months, the country has seen protests and charged public meetings with comments opposed to critical race theory, masking rules and gender-related policies.

On Wednesday, the Loudoun County School Board in Virginia approved a gender-related policy with provisions that had been inspiring conflict for months within the county.

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

Parents Protest, Demand Right to Choose if Kids Should Wear Masks at School

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nearly 200 parents protested Wednesday night, pushing for the right to decide if their kids should mask up at school.

Statewide guidance issued last week says Kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Nevada must wear masks when they are inside a school and on a school district bus.

But the parents protesting outside the Clark County School District (CCSD) headquarters say they do not want their kids to be forced to wear masks at school. They say it should be their choice.

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

Parents Group in Southington Wants Ability to Opt Out of Mask Wearing, Critical Race Theory, LGBT Curriculum in Schools

SOUTHINGTON — A grass roots group of parents from Southington and other local towns has formed to make their voices heard in local school districts, arguing parents should be able to opt out of their children wearing masks or being exposed to critical race theory or LGBT curriculum.

Susan Zabohonski, one of the founders of the group “Parent’s Choice,” along with Amy Bourdon, said members will demonstrate prior to area Board of Education meetings and speak during the meetings.

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

Poll: Half of America Believes Vaccine Mandates, COVID Passports More Important Than “Protecting Freedom”

Fox News poll contends that a majority of Americans are in SUPPORT of vaccine mandates and the introduction of COVID passports that tie freedoms to vaccination status.

The survey found that 50 percent of respondents are in favour of requiring proof of a coronavirus vaccine for “indoor activities such as restaurants, gyms and performances,” while 46% oppose the idea.

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

Project Veritas Now Has the New York Times on the Ropes After Court Delivers Huge Win

When the New York Times stepped into the ring with Project Veritas, it thought it would be a pretty easy victory, but the group known for undercover videos and on the scene fact-finding is a lot scrappier than the “paper of record” anticipated. Now, after a recent court decision, the Times is on the backfoot.

According to the Project Veritas website, Justice Charles D. Wood of the Supreme Court of New York in Westchester County handed down a ruling on Wednesday that the New York Times’ motion to dismiss the defamation lawsuit against them by Project Veritas is denied.

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

Report: Britney Spears’ Dad Jamie Spears Out as Conservator

Britney Spears’ dad Jamie Spears has reportedly decided it is in the singer’s “best interest” if he steps aside as conservator of her estate after 13 years.

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

Response Times to Seattle 911 Calls Stretch Longer Than 60 Minutes

As the City Council Public Safety Committee discussed the Seattle Police Department Quarterly Finance and Staffing Report Tuesday, it was revealed that response times for crimes called in to 911 can take longer than 60 minutes.

Officials warned that this would happen as the council continued to defund and demonize the police causing an exodus of nearly 300 officers this year alone.

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

San Fran Becomes First Major City Requiring Vaccinations for Most Indoor Activities

As if residents of San Francisco needed another reason to flee and never come back — in addition to record high real estate prices, stratospheric rents, a historic homeless crisis and sidewalks literally covered with s**t — moments ago we learned that the west coast liberal mecca will now require proof of full vaccination for patrons and employees of restaurants, bars and gyms, becoming the first major U.S. city to impose such a stringent mandate .

The rule also will apply to major indoor spaces such as theaters and entertainment venues, Mayor London Breed’s office said in a statement Thursday.

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

Schwarzenegger Attacks Anti-Maskers: ‘Screw Your Freedom’

Actor and former Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked anti-maskers this week. In a YouTube video on his channel, Schwarzenegger is seen saying, “screw your freedom.” The video in question also features CNN’s Bianna Golodryga and Alexander Vindman, who is promoting his new book, “Here, Right Matters.” This is according to The Hill.

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

Seattle Begins Removal of Dangerous Homeless Encampment at Courthouse Park

The city of Seattle began efforts on Tuesday to remove a dangerous homeless encampment at Courthouse Park which sits at the epicenter of violent crime in the city.

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

Study Finds Most Highly Educated Americans Are Also the Most Vaccine Hesitant

A new report by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh has found that the most highly educated Americans are also the most vaccine hesitant.

The researchers canvassed no fewer than 5 million Americans who responded to surveys on whether they were “probably” or “definitely not planning on getting a COVID vaccine.

The results will shock many.

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

Tennessee Student Sues University Over Vaccine Mandate

Middle Tennessee State University student is suing her school and the director of her faculty after the nursing program mandated all students receive a vaccine. According to News Channel 5, Avery Garfield filed her lawsuit in the Rutherford County Chancery Court in early August.

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

Texas Senate Passes Election Integrity Bill Despite Protests From Democrats

On Thursday, the Texas Senate voted to approve an election integrity bill after a Democratic senator filibustered for 15 hours in a last-ditch effort to stop the legislation from passing. The Texas Senate voted 18-11 in favor of Senate Bill 1 at around 9 am local time.

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

Trump Fuels 2024 Speculation After Hiring Veteran Iowa Political Operatives

Donald Trump has hired two veteran political operatives familiar with campaigning in Iowa, a signal that the former president may be a ‘go’ for a 2024 return the campaign trail, according to Bloomberg.

In a Thursday memo from Trump’s PAC, Save America, staff and advisers were told that Eric Branstad and Alex Latcham are joining the team — with one spokesman telling Bloomberg that the two will help on “many political matters.”

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VICE Promotes Social Justice Summer Camp That Programs Children With Critical Race Theory

An Arizona summer camp is working hard to program children with anti-racist ideology, and the camp is run by an Arizona public school teacher. Anytown Leadership Camp “is a human relations organization dedicated to educating, embracing and empowering leaders to promote social change,” they write on their website. They “envision a society that is strengthened by diversity, inclusion, respect and justice for all people.”

In practice, the Phoenix-area camp for teens promotes anti-racism through racial division and propagandist rhetoric. As part of the camp practice, teens are separated according to race, gender, and sexual orientation to “talk about what ties them together.”

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

Video: Biden Claims He’s “Checking” Whether He Can Overrule States Banning Federal Mandates

During a press briefing Tuesday, Joe Biden said that he is “checking” into whether he can overrule the actions of State governors who have banned mask mandates.

A (pre-chosen) reporter asked Biden about certain governors, such as DeSantis of Florida, and Abbott of Texas instituting mask mandates and if Biden has “presidential powers to intervene.”

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Video: White House Chief of Staff Admits Pushing Employers to Mandate Vaccines

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain declared Tuesday on CNN that the Biden administration is “working closely with private employers” to get them to mandate coronavirus vaccines for employers, claiming that “That’s how we’re going to be able to go back to normal.”

“We need to put requirements on people to get vaccinated. That’s how we’re going to get this behind us,” Klain said.

Klain referred to the decree for all federal workers to get vaccinated, as well as active duty military.

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Virginia Teacher Says it’s Been ‘Heartbreaking’ To Watch Effects of Critical Race Theory on Kids

A Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) teacher in Virginia said she has witnessed the “heartbreaking” effects of critical race theory on children firsthand and described its implementation as extremely “damaging” to students.

“I have heartbreakingly watched [CRT] trickle down into our student body where I have witnessed students of color excluding their White peers, saying things like ‘well, you can’t be a part of this conversation because you’re White,” said Monica Gill.

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Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin Celebrates Demographic Decline of White Americans as “Fabulous News”

Washington Post journalist Jennifer Rubin celebrated the fact that the white population in America has fallen for the first time since 1790 as “fabulous news.”

“New U.S. census data released on Thursday show the white population declined for the first time in history last decade, with significant increases among people who identify as multi-racial, Hispanic and Asian driving much of the population growth between 2010 and 2020,” reports Reuters.

Non-Hispanic whites in America have shrunk by 8.6% over the last decade alone and now account for 57.8% of the U.S. population — the lowest share ever.

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

Watch: Parents Make Threats After School Board Mandates Elementary Children Mask Up — “We Will Find You”

“The scene in Franklin was only the latest display of resistance against covid-19 precautions coming from the streets of small cities and the desks of politicians alike,” wrote The Washington Post of the below chaotic scene showing a Franklin, Tennessee school board meeting erupting in chaos over a new mask mandate for local elementary schools.

“We know who you are! We will find you and we know who you are…” angry parents told a health expert who had been called in to testify in support of masking up children to start the school year. “You can leave freely, but we will find you.”

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

Watch: BLM Protesters Swarm Fox News HQ, Burn American Flag, Tucker Carlson Photo

Protestors outside of Fox news in New York on Wednesday burned an American flag along with a photo of Tucker Carlson.

It was reported to be a “small group of BLM protestors” who took to the midtown Manhattan streets to “protest the media company.” Protestors held up photographs of Fox News personalities and anchors, including Laura Ingraham.

“You’re not here for us,” a protestor said through a megaphone. “You’re full of lies. You’re all racist. You’re Nazis, you’re Zionists, you’re KKK, Proud Boys,” the protestor said with apparently no concern for the fact that Nazis killed Jews and Zionists are pro-Jewish and pro-Israel.

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Wisconsin Critical Race Theory Debate Lasts Close to 7 Hours

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lawmakers spent nearly seven hours debating and listening to testimony on bills that would ban Wisconsin schools from teaching ideas linked to critical race theory.

The measures were introduced by legislative Republicans in June. They would prevent public schools, universities and technical colleges from teaching students and training employees about concepts such as systemic racism and implicit bias.

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Yancey School Board Adopts Resolution on Critical Race Theory

At a special meeting on Monday, August 9, 2021, the Yancey County Board of Education approved a Resolution to ban all teachings of Project 1619, critical race theories, and all other social theories. Approved by 4-1 vote (Opposing vote by Jeanne Tyner), the Resolution was developed by Board Chair Edwin Fortner and Vice Chair Wade Dahlberg.

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YouTube Suspended Rand Paul for Mask Comments Almost Identical to Those Made by Biden’s Former COVID Adviser

YouTube suspended Rand Paul for questioning the efficacy of face masks despite the fact that the Senator’s comments were virtually identical to those made by Biden’s former COVID adviser Dr. Michael Osterholm on CNN just a week ago.

Yes, really.

As we highlighted earlier, Paul has been blocked from uploading to YouTube for a week and his entire channel faces possible deletion after the Google-owned company claimed the Senator had again violated its “COVID misinformation” policy.

The Senator’s speech crime was to cite two scientific studies that prove cloth masks have no substantial effect on halting the spread of coronaviruses.

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CDU/CSU is Trouble, As Only 23 Percent of Germans Would Vote for the Party

Angela Merkel’s presumed successor in the post of German Chancellor, Armin Laschet, has a few problems just weeks before the German parliamentary elections. Preference for the CDU/CSU party (also called “Union”) led by him has been declining recently. According to a survey published by the Forsa company, the party lost three percentage points in a week, and currently, only 23 percent of voters would vote for it. Although it is still at the forefront, current numbers show the possibility of completely different post-election coalitions.

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Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Gowin Expelled From Polish Government

Government spokesman Piotr Muller said that Agreement party leader Jaroslaw Gowin has lost his position as deputy PM and minister of development, labor, and technology. He added that PM Mateusz Morawiecki turned to President Andrzej Duda to dismiss Gowin from the government.

Muller emphasized that the government’s efficiency is dependent on cooperation between Law and Justice (PiS) and its coalition partners — Solidarity Poland and the Agreement. He stated that in recent weeks one could “observe with worry” Gowin’s actions, which seemed intended to undermine the trust towards cooperation as part of the United Right.

In particular, the spokesman pointed to Gowin’s opposition to the introduction of the Polish Deal which the former deputy PM had signed in May.

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Europe: Mass Protests Against COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Passports’

Protests are erupting in cities across Europe in response to government efforts to impose so-called Covid passports, documents that show proof of immunization against Covid-19. The passports, which effectively reward the vaccinated and punish the unvaccinated, have sparked a heated debate over the constitutionality of government attempts to force people to get vaccinated.

In the last two weeks alone, hundreds of thousands of people of all political persuasions have gathered in at least 300 European cities to protest government overreach and to defend civil liberties. So far, the protests have not had the intended effect of reversing government policies, but they have highlighted that Europeans are thoroughly divided on the issue of Covid vaccines.

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France: Macron Says Showing Police Your Papers to Visit a Cafe is About “Freedom”

After video emerged of Parisians having to show their vaccine passport papers to police in order to sit outside a cafe, President Macron asserted that the system protected people’s “freedom.”

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French Mayors Rebel, Say They Will Not Enforce Vaccine Passport at Cafes

Two French mayors in Beziers and Hayange have called on police not to enforce vaccine passport controls in cafes or restaurants.

Fabien Engelmann, mayor of Hayange and a member of Marine Le Pen’s National Rally (RN), asked local police not to enforce the coronavirus health pass in the commune, arguing that the domestic vaccine passport was anti-freedom.

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‘Major Incident’ Involving Gunman in Plymouth, England, Multiple Fatalities Reported

Multiple people are believed to have died in a “major incident” involving a shooter in the English port city of Plymouth, Devon.

UPDATE: 9:25 p.m. — Devon and Cornwall Police confirm “serious firearms incident”, “a number of fatalities”

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Polish Parliament Passes “Media Bill” Met With Violent Protests and Strong American Reaction

The Sejm has accepted the amendment to the bill on television and radio broadcasting that prevents non-European owners from having controlling stakes in Polish media companies. A total of 228 MPs voted in favor of the bill, while 216 were against it and 10 abstained. The bill will now go to the Senate.

According to the bill, a license for broadcasting radio and television programs may be obtained only by subjects whose headquarters are within the European Economic Area under the condition that they are not dependent on a foreign person from outside of the EEA.

In practice, it would push American company Discovery to sell its controlling stake in TVN, a liberal network with many channels that operates the news station TVN24 and has a flagship evening news program.

[Comment: Well, if it means keeping Soros influence out of Poland, then it’s good.]

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Six Dead Including Suspected Gunman in UK Shooting

Six people, including the suspected gunman, died Thursday during or shortly after a “serious firearms incident” in the southwestern English city of Plymouth, police said.

Devon and Cornwall Police declared a “critical incident” in the Keyham area of Plymouth early Thursday evening following the shooting, but later said it was not being considered terrorism related.

Officers had responded alongside other emergency services, including air ambulance staff, to reports of gunshots in the residential neighbourhood near some of the city’s docks.

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Swedish Politician Who Called UN Climate Report “Scare Propaganda” Forced to Resign From Party

A Swedish politician who suggested that the UN’s “code red” climate report was “scare propaganda” was subsequently forced to resign from her political party.

Earlier this week, the United Nations released a hysterical report that enjoyed wall to wall media coverage warning of ecological apocalypse if ordinary people didn’t radically change their lifestyles.

Hundreds of the same individuals who amplified that message are preparing to board fleets of CO2-belching airliners to lecture the rest of us once again at an upcoming climate summit later this year in Scotland.

One woman who dared express a modicum of skepticism was Ingrid Vesterlund of the Centre Party.

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UK Radio Station Investigated for Broadcasting Chant With ‘Jihadi’ Lyrics

A UK broadcasting watchdog has investigated a Sheffield radio station for broadcasting an Islamic chant said to contain “jihadi lyrics” promoting terrorism.

The Office of Communications (Ofcom) said in a ruling published on Monday that Link FM, whose licence is held by the Pakistan Muslim Centre, had twice broadcast a piece of Islamic devotional music in December 2020 “which contained material likely to encourage or incite the commission of crime or lead to disorder”.

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UK: ‘That’s Not True, Is it?’: Shelagh Fogarty Challenges Extinction Rebellion Police Liaison

This is the moment Shelagh Fogarty challenged an Extinction Rebellion member over the group’s actions.

Speaking to Paul Stephens the police liaison for Extinction Rebellion and a former Detective Sergeant in the Met, Shelagh asked if “digging up the lawn of Trinity College Cambridge,” was respectful.

Mr Stephens hit back saying the move was “absolutely proportionate” saying the world was in a “do or die situation”.

“It’s not respecting though is it,” Shelagh shot back.

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UK: Dozens of Cumbrians Fined for Breaking Lockdown Rules — The Full List

FINES and costs of almost £2,000 have been handed down to dozens of Cumbrians who flouted national coronavirus rules by joining illegal gatherings.

Defendants included people from Barrow who took part in illegal gatherings in the town.

Other defendants included one woman who was caught at a meeting inside a Carlisle area church, where an estimated 30 people from 18 different households were gathered in defiance of the rules.

Most defendants — dealt with by Carlisle’s Rickergate Magistrates’ Court — were given large fines.

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UK: Double Vaxxed Asked to Mask Up, Limit Social Interactions if Exposed to COVID Case

Fully vaccinated people in England will be free from having to self-isolate if having had contact with a covid-positive case from next week, but they will be asked to wear a mask, limit social interactions, and take a PCR test.

In a statement from the Department of Health and Social Care published on Wednesday, Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed that from Monday, August 16th, Britons who have had their second vaccine at least two weeks ago would no longer have to self-isolate for ten days if they are notified that they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the Chinese virus.

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UK: Farage Tells Extinction Rebellion Founder: ‘You Virtually Want Me to Live in a Cave!’

Nigel Farage has hit out at the “Cromwelliam puritanism” being spouted by environmentalists, saying they virtually want him to “live in a cave”.

The former Ukiper had the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, Roger Hallam, on his GB News segment, Talking Pints, to discuss the climate emergency.

It comes after theenvironmental campaign group vowed to return to the streets following successful appeals to overturn convictions by its activists.

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UK: Khan’s London: Man Stabbed to Death After Defending Teen Daughter From ‘Group of Youths’

Two teenagers have been arrested and police have appealed for witnesses after a father was stabbed to death near his home after, reports claim, he stepped in to protect his young daughter from being harassed by a gang.

James Markham, 45, was stabbed on Monday in Chingford, north-east London. When police and paramedics attended the scene they attempted to revive Mr Markham but he was found to have been stabbed in the lung and died at the scene.

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UK: Prankster Performs “Vaccinated Only” Carriage Social Experiment

A YouTuber performed a social experiment by telling passengers on the London Underground that only vaccinated people could use certain carriages, with mixed results.

The satirist, who goes by the name Social Experimentalist, posed as a COVID Marshal, wearing a high-vis jacket, while holding a sign that said “vaccinated only.”

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UK: SAGE Advisor Says Lockdowns Can No Longer be Justified

A top SAGE adviser to the UK government says that COVID lockdowns can no longer be justified and that measures to control the virus should instead be aimed at protecting the most vulnerable.

Professor Andrew Hayward, a University College London epidemiologist, said that the days of disruptive restrictions imposed on everyone should end in favor of a more targeted approach.

“I think as we generally move into an endemic rather than pandemic situation the potential harm that a virus can cause at a population level is much less,” Hayward told BBC Radio 4.

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Up to 8,500 Germans Affected After Nurse Injects People With Saline Instead of Coronavirus Vaccine

More than 8,500 people in Lower Saxony, Germany, have been asked to have another shot of the coronavirus vaccine after a nurse admitted to injecting some patients with saline solution instead.

District Administrator Sven Ambrosy, a member of the Social Democrats (SPD), claimed that around 8,557 people could have been affected after the incident in April and urged those at risk of having had the saline solution to book another appointment for inoculation. So far, 3,600 people have come forward.

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Secret Agreement: Silence in Exchange for Additional Staff

An agreement between the Israeli government, the Health Ministry, and hospital directors regarding the addition of hundreds of positions for medical staff included a secret and unprecedented oral agreement as well, Israel Hayom reported.

Under the agreement, hospital directors committed themselves to not reporting, not warning, and not giving interviews to the media regarding the hospitals’ insufficiency with regards to the treatment of coronavirus patients in serious condition and with regards to other patients in serious condition. This would apply regardless of the hospitals’ actual situation and the quality of care patients receive, and was addressed in conversations with five senior management figures in large hospitals around the country, some of whom are personally involved in the agreement between the Health Ministry and the government.

In a conversation with Israel Hayom, a senior Health Ministry official said that in addition to the above, the government also made an unprecedented demand, for the first time ever, from the Health Ministry, “to drop the standards of medical care in order to say that we can handle the treatment of coronavirus patients and not enter a lockdown.”

Health Ministry Director General Professor Nachman Ash warned the government that “coronavirus patients may be dying in the streets.”

Israel Hayom also discovered that a director of a large hospital in Israel reported Wednesday on his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, saying that for the hundreds of additional positions for doctors and nurses, which will be added in three stages to hospitals around the country, the hospital directors will say in exchange that “we are keeping up with the overload.”

The director of another hospital said: “The new agreement will help for the fifth and sixth waves of the pandemic, but in the current wave the understanding is that we must make a superhuman effort to absorb, at any price, the medical treatment of seriously ill coronavirus patients — even if the new medical staff are not skilled in treating them.”

An director of one of the largest hospitals in Israel told the site: “These understandings are not ethical and are not legal, and there are concerns here of frauding the public, which will not receive information regarding the true and very pitiful situation with regards to the level of care for seriously ill patients. The government will be able to continue not deciding on additional restrictions, while at the same time buying the silence of hospital directors, regardless of the price the patients will pay.”

Israel Hayom has discovered that hospital directors warned on Wednesday that as of now, the situation is already very dire. One of them warned that, “Hospitals are at maximum capacity. The number of serious cases is climbing every day. Patients in serious condition wait for hours in ambulances outside the emergency room because of the overload. And there’s no way to further reduce the internal medicine wards.”

Another hospital director told Israel Hayom: “Currently, in the ICU, a third of the beds have already been taken by intubated coronavirus patients, and the situation is very serious with regards to how close to capacity the internal medicine wards are. I would not want them to be treating my family in this fashion.”

Another director warned that “in recent days, there has been a very significant rise in hospitalizations — they’re trying to hide this from the public.”

The director of a large hospital added: “The Health Ministry’s demand is that the hospitals find a solution for 2,400 coronavirus patients, and it’s clear that this is absolutely not possible — so what happens is that the healthcare system is being thrown to the dogs in this fashion. This is all because of the heavy and aggressive pressure by Prime Minister [Naftali] Bennett on Health Ministry Director General Prof. Nachman Ash.”[…]

[What goes round, comes around — next the covid concentration camps]

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Forced Conversions and Child Marriage in Pakistan: An Everyday Event

Forced conversion to Islam of young Christian and Hindu girls, some under the age of 12, seems to be an everyday occurrence. To those who are in a position to stop this practice, it appears not to matter. Almost no day goes by without news of these events.

This major and growing problem in Pakistan affects religious minorities. Human rights organisations working on this issue estimate that every year 1,000 Hindu and Christian girls are forced to convert to Islam — an estimate that could be far higher as many cases remain unreported. Most of the time, these girls are lured by much older men by the promise of a better life and sometimes are pushed into prostitution or even sold.

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63% See Chinese Government and Chinese Communist Party as Serious Threat to US

Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters believe the Chinese Government and Chinese Communist Party are a serious threat to the United States. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that just 17% disagree and 20% are not sure.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of White voters consider the Chinese Government and Chinese Communist Party to be a serious threat. So do 59% of Hispanic voters and 41% of Black voters.

Data released earlier showed that 73% consider it likely that the Chinese government actively covered up its role in the release of the coronavirus. There is less certainty about the U.S. role. Thirty-nine percent (39%) believe that the United States government provided funding to support dangerous research at the laboratory in Wuhan, China. Only 19% believe that’s not true. Forty-two percent (42%) are not sure.

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Danish WHO Chief Says COVID ‘Patient Zero’ Was Likely Wuhan Lab Worker

One of the World Health Organization’s leading infectious diseases experts says that the first COVID ‘patient zero’ was “likely” a lab worker at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Peter Embarek, who spearheaded a WHO team sent to investigate the lab earlier this year, told Danish television that the likely source of the pandemic was someone infected by a bat during fieldwork or at one of the laboratories in Wuhan.

“This is where the virus jumps directly from a bat to a human,” reports Denmark’s TV 2 News. “In that case, it would then be a laboratory worker instead of a random villager or other person who has regular contact with bats. So it is actually in the probable category.”

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Australian Capital Canberra Enters 7-Day “Hard” Lockdown, Joining Melbourne and Sydney

Just a few hours ago, the Australian capital of Canberra joined Sydney, Melbourne and their surrounding areas by entering a strict lockdown after public health authorities identified the city’s first COVID case in a year. On Thursday, authorities confirmed another 3 cases, all linked to the first case. Meanwhile, health authorities in Australia have been tightening restrictions on travel, leaving some Aussies who live abroad trapped in their home country because of a few hundred COVID cases.

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Australian MP George Christensen Argued Against Lockdowns in Parliament. Facebook Just Deleted it.

Australian MP George Christensen’s anti-lockdown speech was removed by Facebook for violating the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation policy.

Governments across Australia are inflicting extreme lockdowns on citizens, with the nation’s capital city, Canberra, going into strict lockdown in the last 24 hours after only one case of COVID-19 was detected.

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‘Just Like After 9/11’: New Zealand to Close Borders for the Rest of the Year

New Zealand is closing its borders for the remainder of the year, continuing the country’s embrace of a total isolationist strategy in its fight against the coronavirus.

On Thursday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the country’s borders “will never be the same after” the pandemic, likening the situation to the 9/11 attacks.

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Senate Approves Rubio-Scott Amendment to Provide Free Internet to Cuba

Tuesday evening, the US Senate approved an amendment proposed by Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio for the administration of President Joe Biden to provide free Internet to Cubans on the island.

On a Twitter post, Senator Rubio said “Tonight the Senate unanimously passed my amendment to provide internet access to the people of #Cuba.”

The amendment creates a Deficit Neutral Reserve Fund (DNRF) in the next reconciliation bill that would be used to develop and deploy existing technology for the purpose of providing internet access to the island nation.

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Croatian Boy, 13, Caught Driving Migrants Across Hungary

As part of a four-county action, Hungarian uniformed police inspected a Polish-registered car with a 13-year-old Croatian citizen on the M1 motorway in the northern Komarom area on August 10, 2021, the Székesfehérvar unit of the National Intervention Police reported on Wednesday.

In addition to the child driver, four other men claiming to be Syrian citizens were traveling in the car. Foreign passengers could not provide credible proof of their identity and the legality of their stay in Hungary, so they were apprehended by the police, together with the child driving the vehicle.

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French Rescue 108 Migrants Trying to Sail to UK

Lille:

French authorities rescued more than 100 migrants Wednesday seeking to sail to England in four separate boats that officials said got into trouble in the Channel.

Last week the British government said a record of at least 482 migrants crossed from France to England in a single day, putting annual figures way above last year’s numbers.

Maritime officials in France said on Wednesday that a navy patrol boat rescued seven people aboard a vessel “in difficulty” off the coast of Sangatte and took them to the port of Dunkirk, where they were looked after by local officials.

The patrol boat was then sent to rescue 29 “shipwrecked” migrants off the coast of Dunkirk, including one who was ill and taken by helicopter for medical care, the area’s maritime administration said.

The remainder were transported to Dunkirk.

Thirty-seven other migrants were rescued from a boat in difficulty off the coast of Calais and another 35 off Dunkirk, the officials said.

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Germany and the Netherlands to Stop Deportation of Afghans

The Netherlands and Germany announced on Wednesday that they would temporarily suspend the deportation of Afghan asylum seekers due to the rapid worsening of the conflict in their homeland. This is a sudden reversal of their current approach.

The decision to stop deportations was announced by German interior ministry spokesman Steve Alter on Twitter. Just a few hours earlier, though, the government said deportations would continue despite the territorial gains of the radical Taliban movement in Afghanistan.

Deportations from Germany will be stopped until the end of October, said German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Wednesday afternoon. According to him, this decision follows a request from the government in Kabul.

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Illegal Migration Into Europe Up Nearly 60%

The number of illegal migrants reaching the European Union is up almost 60% in 2021, according to new data released by Frontex.

More than 82,000 illegal border crossings were recorded in the first seven months of this year, a 59% increase over the same period in 2020.

The month of July also saw a spike in multiple comparisons with 17,300 illegal crossings — up from 14,600 in June and 33 percent more than July of last year.

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Poland Sees Record Numbers of Illegal Migrant Crossings From Belarus

The Polish government has claimed it has seen a record number of illegal immigrants cross from Belarus, with travellers mostly originating from Afghanistan and Iraq.

On Monday, the Polish border guard announced that it had taken 349 illegal immigrants into custody since Friday along the border with Belarus, with spokeswoman Anna Michalska calling it a record.

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UK Bid to Deport 50 Pedophiles, Killers and Rapists to Jamaica Fails

Human rights lawyers, shouty politicians and race grifters have derailed efforts to deport Jamaican criminals from the UK with last-minute legal appeals, cries of racism and insulting comparisons to the Windrush scandal.

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Apex Legends Lead Designer Daniel Z Klein Fired Over 2007 Posts

A prominent designer at Respawn Entertainment, the Apex Legends’ developers, has been fired after remarks he made in 2007 resurfaced. Daniel Klein acknowledged that the posts were offensive and accepted the studio’s decision to fire him.

The posts were accused of containing “racist” and “sexist” commentary. In one of the posts, Klein complained that women were irrational. The designer also made a joke about feeding people from Africa.

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Controversial Transgender Policy Passed by Virginia School Board

The Loudon County School Board in Virginia, which has been the subject of frequent fights between parents and the far-left members of that governing body, has voted to approve radical policies incorporating transgender ideology into the school system.

Teachers will now be compelled to use students’ preferred pronouns, and gender non-conforming students who identify as transgender will be given access to same-sex activities and spaces of the gender with which they identify as opposed to their biological sex.

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Photo of Young Child With Men in Bondage Gear Wins Award From Dutch Pride Organizers

A photo from a Pride event in Holland won an award for being “iconic” and the “most aesthetic.” It shows a a small child smiling while surrounded by men in bondage gear. The men, in harnesses and shiny black hot pants, are gathered outdoors on a porch where a little girl plays with a swing set.

The Post Millennial‘s Andy Ngo shared the photo, saying that a “woman claiming to be the girl’s mother” had “opened her home for the men to change.” The photo is called “Celebrating Diversity,” and was snapped by Jan van Breda.

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UK: ‘Trans Non-Binary’ Co-Founder of Extinction Rebellion Running for Leader of Green Party

A person identifying as both transgender and non-binary simultaneously is running on a co-leadership ticket for the Green Party of England and Wales.

Tamsin Omond, who uses the pronoun “they/them”, is running on a joint ticket with Amelia Womack, both 36, and is claiming to offer British voters “young intersectional feminist leadership” focused on the green agenda.

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/12/2021

  1. Has Flubway dropped the purple haired one who needs no more free press yet?
    A gun in Englandstan? Didn’t he see the gun free zone sign?
    Emmanuel Trumpstein needs a sporty wrestling suit with a Captain America theme and matching chair, he might be too old for jumping off the top rope though.
    Inflation? There’s a printing press for that and any price is worth it to be free of the bad orange tweets.
    Speaking of trannies, there is something not right about that New Zealandstan prime minister.

  2. “Germany and the Netherlands announced that they will no longer deport rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan, due to the unstable situation in the country as the Taliban regain power after the departure of American forces”

    Always muslims are lucky. Always, invariably, since eternity infidels are stupid.

    Anything, just any flimsy reason is taken as a pretext to keep muslims beside 11-year old blondes. Thank you you taliban. Your determination is amazing. ah you don’t like democracy similar to that of Iraq. Do you?

  3. “Implementing Geronticide” update on…

    https://www.ukcolumn.org/ukcolumn-news/uk-column-news-11th-august-2021

    …about 32 minutes in.

    Some guy in the UK counted care home deaths and found out that care home deaths in the UK are way above long term average.

    ————————————————–

    I also liked this video, which is a bit unrelated, but I like the Italian language 🙂

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/mpY8VN1rPzSL/

    “Eleanora Brigliadori from the Abruzzo region of Italy was recruited to pitch a pro-vaxx public service announcement. Instead she turns the table on them!”

  4. “A person identifying as both transgender and non-binary simultaneously is running on a co-leadership ticket for the Green Party of England and Wales.”

    One potential positive outcome to this latest piece of stupidity from the green on the outside, red on the inside party is that, with a leadership like this, they have no hope of electoral success which must be a plus.

    • When the Great Purge begins, you will see these loud mouthed commies run to hide, because even these reds know that they can only push so far before the backlash begins.

  5. But now we know that the process of the collapse of civilizations is not dialectical, but man-made and deliberately harmful.
    Europe is faced with a choice: either degradation or Islamic barbarism as opposed to. But this barbarism, by definition, cannot be honest and sound. Because the barbarians of the north had honor, and these have only obedience to the code of the desert god.

    article
    Early sexualization of school subjects: gay porn, gangbang and sadomasochism in the classroom

    https://www.anonymousnews.org/2021/08/11/schulfach-fruehsexualisierung-perverser-sex-im-klassenzimmer/

  6. UK: Khan’s London: Man Stabbed to Death After Defending Teen Daughter From ‘Group of Youths’

    Well, if you are going to die, that’s the way to go, defending your child from the scum of the Earth.
    Too bad he didn’t have a firearm.

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