Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/26/2021

The death toll of US military personnel as a result of today’s terror attack outside Kabul Airport has been revised upwards to thirteen. President Joe Biden expressed his determination to bring the terrorists to justice, saying: “We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

In other news, the US Supreme Court has overturned the Biden administration’s COVID-related ban on evictions.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Q2 GDP Revised to 6.6%, Missing Expectations; Core Inflation Hits Highest Since 1983
 
USA
» “Pledge to Teach the Truth: Despite New State Bills Against it.”: Thousands of Teachers Across America Sign Pledge to Violate Law and Teach Critical Race Theory
» Biden Spars With Peter Doocy, Blames Trump When Asked if He Bears Responsibility for Death of 12 US Servicemen (Video)
» Breaking: Babbitt Family Attorney Terry Roberts Identifies the Killer of Ashli Babbitt as USCP Lieutenant Michael Leroy Byrd — Alleges Racism in Investigation
» Chicago Cardinal Mandates Coronavirus Vaccination for Priests, Church Employees
» Critical Race Capitalism
» Exclusive Jan 6 Political Prisoners Who Refuse COVID Vax Are Denied Razors, Haircuts, Religion Ahead Court Appearances: ‘They’Re Trying Make Them Look Like Terrorists’
» Facebook Reported to Secretly be Building an Election “Misinformation” Censorship Board
» FBI Raids Detroit City Hall in Corruption Probe
» High Ranking Democrat Official in California Endorses Larry Elder for Governor in Recall Election
» Mask Protest Brings Police to Garnet Valley School Board Meeting
» NC Senate Passes Anti-Critical Race Theory Bill That Regulates How Schools Teach Racism
» Police Arrest Man for Not Sitting at Palm Beach School Board Meeting
» Protesters Decry Mask, Vaccine Mandates
» Protesters Gather at EPS Administration Building, Rally Against District’s Quarantine Policy
» Rasmussen: Majority of Americans ‘Don’t Trust Biden Administration Reports About Afghanistan’
» Some North Allegheny Students Walk Out of School to Protest Masks
» Stanford Prof Says ‘Whiteness’ Explains Parents’ Opposition to Mask Mandates
» Study Suggests Trump Tweets Labeled as “Misinformation” Spread More Than Those Not Labeled
» Texas Gov Issues New Ban on Vaccine Mandates as FDA Fully Approves Pfizer Jab
» The Supreme Court Blocks the Biden Administration’s Latest Ban on Evictions
» Three LI Protests Oppose NY’s Health Care Worker Vaccine Mandate
» Trump Asks Judge to Force YouTube to Reinstate His Channel
» Video: Carlson Blasts Oregon Mask Mandate; “on Every Level, The Order is Ridiculous, And Yet, Thanks to COVID the Governor is Now God”
» Watch Live at 5 PM Et: Biden Addresses the Nation After American Blood Spills in Afghanistan
» YouTube Censors Gavin Newsom Critic, Errol Webber
 
Canada
» Alberta, Saskatchewan Not Planning to Reinstate Broad Mask Mandates
 
Europe and the EU
» Czechs Consider Public Finances and Healthcare to be Most Pressing Problems
» Czech PM: We Won’t Negotiate With the Taliban
» First Interview With Afghan Evacuated to Poland
» French Denounce COVID Passports by Holding Protest Picnic Outside Restaurants
» Greek Health Workers Protest Against Introduction of Mandatory COVID Jabs
» UK: ‘That’s a Bit Rude!’ Extinction Rebellion Activist Slams Rinder Over ‘Unattractive’ Quip
» UK: Buckingham Palace Fountain Dyed Red and Vandalised by Climate Protesters
» UK: Chaos as Extinction Rebellion Activists Bring Capital to a Halt
» UK: Hipster Climate Change Protesters Dumped 120 Tons of Rubbish in London
 
North Africa
» Tunisia: Saied Suspends Parliament Until Further Notice
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Coronavirus Czar: To Stop Infections, We Need to Tighten Restrictions’
 
Russia
» Czech Foreign Minister: Restoring Relations With Russia Will Take Time
 
South Asia
» Blast Outside Kabul’s Airport Claims U.S. And Civilian Casualties, Officials Say
» China: U.S., UK, Australia Must be ‘Held Accountable’ For ‘Great Suffering’ In Afghanistan
» ‘Do Not Travel’: UK Warns of ‘Very, Very Credible’ Intelligence on ‘Imminent’ Attack at Kabul Airport
» Even as Western Allies Pull Out, UK Confirms it Will Continue Kabul Rescue Flights Until ‘Last Moment’
» Explosion Outside Kabul Airport, Pentagon Confirms: Live News
» Kabul Airport Attack Kills 60 Afghans, 13 US Troops
» Music Will be Banned in Afghanistan and Women Will Need a Male Chaperone if They Travel Alone for Three Days, Taliban Leader Says
» U.S. Officials Provided Taliban With Names of Americans, Afghan Allies to Evacuate
» UK Govt: No British Casualties Among Dead or Injured at Kabul Blast
» Vice Slammed for Smearing US Marines as ‘Neo-Nazis’ Same Day as Kabul Attack
» Video: Biden Again Laughs, Wisecracks at Reporters Asking About Stranded Americans in Afghanistan
 
Far East
» Korea is on the Verge of Passing Legislation to Force Apple and Google to Allow Third-Party App Stores
 
Australia — Pacific
» Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Compares Australia to North Korea and Slams Dan Andrews in Furious Rant About ‘Totalitarian’ COVID Lockdowns — and He’s Got a Few Things to Say About Jacinda Ardern Too
 
Immigration
» Europe Braces for Tsunami of Afghan Migrants
» France Wants Britain to Take Its Asylum Seekers
» Germany: Iraqi Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old Girl on Train
» Germany Should Accept at Least 50,000 Afghans, Says Green Chancellor Candidate Annalena Baerbock
» Jesuit Cardinal Scolds ‘The West’ For Failure to Open Borders to Afghan Refugees
» Netherlands: Rutte Denouces Anti-Afghan Protests in Ede; Says Evacuation Stop is “Terrible News”
» Operation ‘Floodgate’: How the Belarusian Government Instigated the Current Migration Crisis
» Poll: Majority of Poles Support Building the Wall on Border With Belarus
» Spanish Populist Warns of Jihadist Elements Among Afghan Refugees
» UK Hotel Cancels Paying Guests to Accommodate Afghan Refugees
» UK: Sadiq Khan Faces Fury Over Bid to Buy Council Homes for Afghans Amid London Housing Crisis
 
Culture Wars
» Atheist Unanimously Elected as Harvard Chief Chaplain
» Reddit Rejects Calls to Censor “Coronavirus Misinformation, “ Vows to Allow Debate and Dissent
» YouTube Makes Fresh Commitment to Boosting Mainstream News Sources at the Expense of Independent Creators
» YouTube to Remove Videos That Recommend “Prayer” For COVID Healing Without Medical Treatment
 

Q2 GDP Revised to 6.6%, Missing Expectations; Core Inflation Hits Highest Since 1983

One month after the BEA shocked markets with its first estimate of Q2 GDP, which was a huge miss to expectations of 8.5%, printing at just 6.5%, moments ago there were far less fireworks when the BEA released its first estimate of Q2 GDP, which came in at 6.6% (6.560% to be precise), which was also a miss to estimates of 6.7% but far more modest.

According to the Dept of Commerce, the update to the first estimate reflects upward revisions to business investment and exports that were partly offset by downward revisions to private inventory investment, housing investment, and state and local government spending. Imports, which are a subtraction in the calculation of GDP, were revised down.

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

“Pledge to Teach the Truth: Despite New State Bills Against it.”: Thousands of Teachers Across America Sign Pledge to Violate Law and Teach Critical Race Theory

Thousands of teachers have pledged to violate the law and indoctrinate children on critical race theory, regardless of whether or not the law prohibits it.

We all know what critical race theory does. It teaches students of color to hate white students, and white students to look down upon students of color. It only seeks to divide the masses.

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

Biden Spars With Peter Doocy, Blames Trump When Asked if He Bears Responsibility for Death of 12 US Servicemen (Video)

Joe Biden on Thursday gave a press conference on the terror attack in Kabul that left 12 servicemen dead.

Biden sounded like he just woke up after he showed up 25 minutes late for his press conference.

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

Breaking: Babbitt Family Attorney Terry Roberts Identifies the Killer of Ashli Babbitt as USCP Lieutenant Michael Leroy Byrd — Alleges Racism in Investigation

In July, The Gateway Pundit confirmed that Lt. Mike Byrd was Ashli Babbit’s shooter.

Lt. Byrd killed Ashli Babbitt in cold blood on Jan. 6 in the US Capitol.

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

Chicago Cardinal Mandates Coronavirus Vaccination for Priests, Church Employees

ROME, Italy — Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich has ordered that all archdiocesan employees and clergy must receive a vaccination against the coronavirus within the next six weeks, with no exemptions for reasons of conscience, the Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported Wednesday.

Cardinal Cupich made this announcement after unsuccessfully pressuring the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) to change its position on vaccine mandates and conscience exemptions.

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

Critical Race Capitalism

Verizon has launched an internal program teaching that the United States is a fundamentally racist nation and encouraging employees to support a variety of left-wing causes, including “defunding the police.”

According to documents that I have obtained from a whistleblower, Verizon launched the “Race & Social Justice” initiative last year and has created an extensive race reeducation program based on the core tenets of critical race theory, including “systemic racism,” “white fragility,” and “intersectionality.”

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

Exclusive Jan 6 Political Prisoners Who Refuse COVID Vax Are Denied Razors, Haircuts, Religion Ahead Court Appearances: ‘They’Re Trying Make Them Look Like Terrorists’

When the January 6 detainees stand before a judge in federal court to adjudicate conspiracy charges and allegations of domestic terrorism after languishing in a Washington, D.C. jail for months, at first glance they may be mistaken for cavemen or Islamic jihadists.

Inmates who refuse to get an experimental COVID19 vaccination are prohibited from using razors, getting haircuts, endure even longer periods of solitary confinement and are barred from visitation privileges, their families explained in an exclusive interview with The Gateway Pundit.

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

Facebook Reported to Secretly be Building an Election “Misinformation” Censorship Board

Forming an “election commission” to oversee a fair and smooth election process, until recently, used to be something exclusively reserved for nation states, but now Facebook is reported to be meddling in that domain, at least semantics-wise.

The New York Times reported that the “commission” could be coming this fall, just in time to affect the way US midterm election campaigns are carried out on the giant platform.

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

FBI Raids Detroit City Hall in Corruption Probe

FBI agents on Wednesday raided Detroit’s city hall and the homes of city council members Janeé Ayers (D.) and Scott Benson (D.) as part of a corruption investigation.

The FBI agents executed warrants to search the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, which serves as Detroit’s city hall, and Ayers’s and Benson’s houses. While the investigation’s exact focus has not yet been released to the public, investigators have already brought corruption charges against Councilman André Spivey (D.).

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

High Ranking Democrat Official in California Endorses Larry Elder for Governor in Recall Election

The California recall election is now barely two weeks away and Larry Elder just got a huge boost.

The former leader of the California senate, a Democrat, has endorsed Elder for governor

That’s how crazy things are in California now. A Democrat is endorsing a Republican because the state needs change.

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

Mask Protest Brings Police to Garnet Valley School Board Meeting

Mask protests in Garnet Valley resulted in police being called to the August School Board meeting on Tuesday evening.

A group of 30-40 parents protesting the district’s mask plans for the fall appeared in person at the meeting which was held both in-person and on the meeting app Zoom.

The in-person portion of the meeting never took place as people filled the room without wearing masks, which resulted in the board shifting to a fully virtual meeting and state police responding to clear the room of those who stayed.

As of Aug. 16, the district required face covering of all individuals in district buildings. Before the start of the meeting Tuesday evening officials had asked that those in attendance put on masks, but most declined.

One resident who was in attendance but didn’t want his name used for fear of what he called “cancel culture” to his business told the Daily Times that the group of parents showed up not wearing masks and to voice their opinion that they want a choice for their children not to wear masks.

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

NC Senate Passes Anti-Critical Race Theory Bill That Regulates How Schools Teach Racism

North Carolina Senate Republicans approved new rules Thursday on how schools can teach about racism, amid GOP allegations that some teachers are trying to indoctrinate students using Critical Race Theory.

The 25-17 vote went along party lines, with all Republicans in support and all Democrats opposing.

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

Police Arrest Man for Not Sitting at Palm Beach School Board Meeting

Like thousands of other people across the country, Everett Cooper attended his local school board meeting to voice his concerns about mask mandates. His evening ended with a trip to jail as police dragged him out of the meeting, literally for refusing to sit down in a separate room where the unmasked and undesirables were “allowed” to be.

As Orwellian as this sounds, school board officials in Palm Beach, Florida, ordered the police to drag several people out of the meeting. These people weren’t even sitting in the same room with the school board members. Their crime? Standing up. Literally. They weren’t doing anything to disrupt the school board business. In the video, you can hear school board chair Frank Barbieri interrupt Superintendent Michael J. Burke, apparently seeing people on a monitor feed standing in the adjacent room. Barbieri starts telling people to sit down, then starts ordering police to drag people out as he identifies them.

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

Protesters Decry Mask, Vaccine Mandates

A group of about 50 people gathered outside Taos Town Hall, Thursday, Aug. 19, to protest recently re-imposed mask and social distancing mandates by the town and county governments.

Many of those gathered also held signs displaying anti-vaccine messages. As cars drove by, there were honks of support, as well as several shouting matches with drivers who opposed the protest. Sentiments ranged from general uneasiness about vaccines and the usefulness of masks, to claims to claims of a worldwide conspiracy.

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

Protesters Gather at EPS Administration Building, Rally Against District’s Quarantine Policy

EDMOND, Oklahoma — Parents gathered Thursday morning at Edmond Public Schools to protest the district’s COVID-19 quarantine policy.

“Today is unity, and today, we are saying we are on both sides of the fence. This is not about a vaccine. This is about our kids in the classroom getting treated equally and fairly,” said Stephanie Brady, an Edmond Public Schools parent.

The change to the quarantine policy states those vaccinated will be eligible for quarantine exemption, but those who do not show a COVID-19 vaccination card or are not vaccinated will be required to complete a seven— to 10-day quarantine.

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

Rasmussen: Majority of Americans ‘Don’t Trust Biden Administration Reports About Afghanistan’

A hard-hitting new Rasmussen survey taken before Thursday’s suicide bombing at the Kabul Airport shows a sobering 54 percent of likely voters “don’t trust what administration officials are saying” about Afghanistan.

A hard-hitting new Rasmussen survey taken before Thursday’s suicide bombing at the Kabul Airport shows a sobering 54 percent of likely voters “don’t trust what administration officials are saying” about Afghanistan.

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

Some North Allegheny Students Walk Out of School to Protest Masks

Approximately 20 students at North Allegheny Senior High School walked out of the school during the second period Thursday morning to protest the mask mandate.

The students assembled near the outside of Newman Stadium across from the student parking lot.

Some masked administrators and staff went with them to ensure their safety.

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

Stanford Prof Says ‘Whiteness’ Explains Parents’ Opposition to Mask Mandates

On August 17, Hakeem Jefferson, a professor of political science at Stanford University, launched a series of tweets that claimed protestors of school mask mandates are doing so because of their “Whiteness”.

Hakeem’s tweets claim that the protests and opposition to mask-wearing are caused by “Whiteness” and that comprehensive discussions about these protests cannot be had without acknowledging that.

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

Study Suggests Trump Tweets Labeled as “Misinformation” Spread More Than Those Not Labeled

Tweets about fraud in the 2020 presidential election that were slapped with misinformation labels actually spread more, a new study revealed.

The study, published Tuesday, was conducted by researchers at New York University. The researchers concluded that tweets from former president Trump that were flagged by Twitter for containing election fraud claims, published between November 1 and January 8, “spread further and longer than unlabeled tweets.”

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

Texas Gov Issues New Ban on Vaccine Mandates as FDA Fully Approves Pfizer Jab

President Biden isn’t going to like this.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Wednesday barring any state or local mandates requiring people to be vaccinated against COVID, before calling on Texas legislators to vote it into law during the ongoing special legislative session.

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

The Supreme Court Blocks the Biden Administration’s Latest Ban on Evictions

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the Biden administration’s latest order extending the federal eviction moratorium to a large swath of the country, in a decision expected by both legal scholars and the White House.

The ban on evictions, a two-month order, was issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The pause covers parts of the United States that are experiencing what the CDC calls “substantial” and “high” spread of the coronavirus.

The unsigned decision from the court was 6-3, with the court’s three liberal justices dissenting.

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

Three LI Protests Oppose NY’s Health Care Worker Vaccine Mandate

BAY SHORE, NY —On Thursday morning a small but vocal group of protesters gathered outside South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore to protest mandatory vaccination rules for health care workers.

The protest followed a similar one at Stony Brook Hospital on Wednesday. The hospital has told employees that failure to vaccinate will result in disciplinary action.

A third protest is planned for Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip at 11 a.m.

According to News 12, almost 300 people attended the Stony Brook protest. In Bay Shore at 10 a.m. Thursday around 20 people stood on Montauk Highway with signs saying “coercion is not consent” and “don’t bully our heroes.”

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

Trump Asks Judge to Force YouTube to Reinstate His Channel

In the ongoing lawsuit against Big Tech platforms, President Trump has filed for a preliminary injunction that would require YouTube to reinstate his account by Monday. The former president filed a lawsuit against the platforms that de-platformed him on the grounds that they did that on behalf of the federal government.

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

Video: Carlson Blasts Oregon Mask Mandate; “on Every Level, The Order is Ridiculous, And Yet, Thanks to COVID the Governor is Now God”

Tucker Carlson reacted to Oregon enacting a fresh mask mandate Wednesday, calling the move “ridiculous on every level, even if you ignore the science.”

Oregon governor Kate Brown declared this week “Today, I’m announcing that effective Friday, August 27 masks will be required in all public outdoor settings or physical distancing is not possible regardless of vaccination status.”

Brown told reporters “Masks are a quick and simple tool we can immediately deploy to protect ourselves and our families, and quickly help stop further spread of COVID-19.”

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

Watch Live at 5 PM Et: Biden Addresses the Nation After American Blood Spills in Afghanistan

Joe Biden hid all day after American blood spilled in Afghanistan.

At least 12 US Servicemen were killed on Thursday in Kabul and at least 15 were injured.

It took Joe Biden the entire day to crawl out of his hole to address the nation.

Joe Biden was 25 minutes late to his own press conference!

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

YouTube Censors Gavin Newsom Critic, Errol Webber

California Governor Gavin Newsom, who is currently facing recall in his state and could realistically lose, is still popular among at least one “demographic” — YouTube censors, whether they’re automated or human.

At least that transpires now that Oscar winning filmmaker Errol Webber is facing what reports say is “double censors” because he’s really not fond of the Democrat’s track record in office.

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

Alberta, Saskatchewan Not Planning to Reinstate Broad Mask Mandates

Alberta and Saskatchewan are not planning on bringing back broad mask mandates unlike their neighbouring provinces of B.C. and Manitoba.

This week, masks have been made mandatory again in all indoor public spaces in B.C. and Manitoba. In Alberta, masks are still mandatory for health care workers and on public transit.

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

Czechs Consider Public Finances and Healthcare to be Most Pressing Problems

People in the Czech Republic consider the state of public finances as well as the healthcare and the coronavirus pandemic to be the most pressing issues today. According to more than half of those surveyed in the July poll by the Center for Public Opinion Research (CVVM), these issues are considered very urgent. People’s interest in corruption and, in particular, migration has declined, as only one-third of survey participants now see it as a very urgent problem.

“It is obvious that the shift in opinion is mostly due to the public’s experience with the course of the pandemic,” the authors of the survey wrote. The question of coronavirus infection was included in the survey for the first time.

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

Czech PM: We Won’t Negotiate With the Taliban

The Czech Republic will certainly not negotiate with the Taliban, stated Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis. According to him, the attitude towards Afghanistan led by the Taliban is more a question for the European Council or for the debate in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). According to Babis, only time will tell if the radical Islamist Taliban movement that took over the power in Afghanistan in mid-August can be trusted.

“The Czech Republic will certainly not negotiate with the Taliban. The mission is over for us, we saved the people we needed to save,” Babis told Mlada fronta DNES daily. He reiterated that Czechia managed the mission well.

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

First Interview With Afghan Evacuated to Poland

As the Polish evacuation effort from Kabul is nearing to a close, the first interview with an Afghan evacuee was given to Polish media.

Polish Radio’s interlocutor was 40-year-old Farid, one of the several hundred people evacuated from Afghanistan by Polish security services. The man was a lecturer at a university in Kabul until the Taliban took over the city. A few years prior, he worked with Polish soldiers in Ghanzi. One of the main things he described was the intense journey he and his family underwent while escaping from the country.

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

French Denounce COVID Passports by Holding Protest Picnic Outside Restaurants

Protesters dined while sitting on the ground outside cafes and restaurants in the French city of Reims on Wednesday, rejecting the country’s restrictive Covid-19 health-pass system.

In an action dubbed “the giant picnic”, people sat on the cobbles of Erlon Square, enjoying their meals outside cafes and restaurants where they could not enter unless they had a valid health pass.

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

Greek Health Workers Protest Against Introduction of Mandatory COVID Jabs

ATHENS (Reuters) — Hundreds of Greek frontline health workers protested on Thursday against a plan to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for the care sector as infection rates remained high.

Healthcare workers observed a four-hour work stoppage against new rules obliging medical staff to vaccinate against the coronavirus, and to call for more resources to public health.

The mandatory jab comes into effect for healthcare workers on Sept. 1. Those who do not comply and have not had at least one shot of a vaccine will be suspended from their jobs.

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

UK: ‘That’s a Bit Rude!’ Extinction Rebellion Activist Slams Rinder Over ‘Unattractive’ Quip

Rob Rinder spoke with Extinction Rebellion spokeswoman Claire Farrell about the group’s London protest and how the public perceives them. Mr Rinder explained many would consider members of Extinction Rebellion as “unattractive” as he highlighted the hypocrisy of some climate activists and noted the lack of diversity among protesters. Ms Farrell laughed off suggestions members were “unattractive” as Mr Rinder had to awkwardly explain he did not mean it in the aesthetic sense.

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

UK: Buckingham Palace Fountain Dyed Red and Vandalised by Climate Protesters

Climate activists have turned the fountain outside Buckingham Palace red this afternoon as part of protests sweeping the capital.

Several people have been arrested after the Victoria Memorial water feature was ‘vandalised’.

Protesters from Animal Rebellion, a branch of Extinction Rebellion, daubed red paint on the sides while the water was dyed red.

The Met Police said: ‘We are on scene and arrests have been made. The suspects are being taken to custody.’

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

UK: Chaos as Extinction Rebellion Activists Bring Capital to a Halt

In a repeat of a stunt that caused traffic chaos on Monday, 40 women protesters put up a large pink table with chairs in London’s Oxford Circus. Police surrounded the structure, which is meant to signify an invitation to governments and business to “come to the table” and discuss climate change, after some campaigners glued themselves to it. Scotland Yard tweeted: “Specialist officers are working to support their removal. There will be some disruption to traffic in the area as roads are currently blocked, which we are working to reduce.” The stunt, which threatened to delay ambulances and other emergency vehicles, infuriated motorists in the West End who found themselves trapped in jams.

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

UK: Hipster Climate Change Protesters Dumped 120 Tons of Rubbish in London

As police stand by and allow hipster ‘protesters’ under the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ banner to bring London to a standstill again, it has been revealed that during protests two years ago, the climate change obsessed extremists dumped 120 TONS of garbage on to the streets.

The London Telegraph notes that Nickie Aiken, Conservative MP for Cities of London and Westminster, cited a report pointing to the cleanup costing £50,000 in 2019.

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

Tunisia: Saied Suspends Parliament Until Further Notice

Will address the country in coming days

(ANSAmed) — TUNIS, 24 AGO — Tunisian President Kais Saied extended the suspension of the Tunisian Parliament until further notice, the president’s office said in a statement on Wednesday.

The suspension was initially ordered on 25 July for one month.

The president’s office said the order to revoke parliamentary immunity is also being extended, and the president “will address the nation in the coming days”.

The exceptional measures to sack the prime minister, suspend the work of parliament and revoke parliamentary immunity were ordered by Saied on 25 July based on Article 80 of the Tunisian Constitution.

The article states: “in the event of imminent danger that threatens the nation’s institutions and the security and independence of the country and hinders the regular functioning of public powers, the President of the Republic can adopt measures required in such an exceptional situation, after contacting the head of the government and the speaker of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People, and after having informed the president of the Constitutional Court”.

“At any time, thirty days after the measures go into effect, and by request of the speaker of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People or of 30 members of said Assembly, the Constitutional Court is called upon to verify whether the exceptional situation persists”.

Despite the fact that the Constitution calls for it, the Court was never established, and this is cause for significant problems in interpretation.

Saied’s move in taking executive power himself was denounced by his opponents — in particular by the Islamic party Ennahda, the majority in parliament — as a “coup d’etat”.

Since announcing the exceptional measures, President Saied still hasn’t named a new head of government, nor has he presented his “roadmap”, as requested by the parties, unions and civil society.

Rather, he has undertaken a significant review of the leaders of many governorates and ministries and started a strong anti-corruption campaign, which thus far has culminated in the arrest of a dozen members of parliament, among others.

Various countries, including first and foremost the United States, have put strong pressure to “restore the Tunisian democratic path”. The White House said in a statement on 14 August that a senior US official met with President Saied in Tunis to call on him to urgently appoint a new prime minister and get his country back on track towards parliamentary democracy.

In an official statement, however, Saied indicated that the “exceptional measures” adopted on 25 July “fall within the framework of the application of the Constitution and respond to the expectations of the people in a context of political, economic and social crisis”.

Moreover, the Tunisian president still enjoys enormous popular consensus, confirmed by a recent poll in which 94.9% of Tunisians (87% in a previous survey) are in favor of Saied’s decisions of 25 July and 91.9% would vote for him in the event of new presidential elections.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Coronavirus Czar: To Stop Infections, We Need to Tighten Restrictions’

“Our situation really isn’t good, unfortunately,” Zarka said, adding, “I have no news for the people of Israel this morning. Coronavirus infects many people. The virus doesn’t circulate in the air — it’s passed through people who don’t keep a distance, don’t necessarily wear masks, don’t listen to the Green Pass, and don’t vaccinate. Alongside the lack of optimism, the number of severely ill patients is not dropping, but it is stabilizing thanks to the third vaccine.”

[Shout the lie, repeat it time after time, and the people will eventually believe it — was’nt that what Goebbels believed?]

           — Hat tip: MC [Return to headlines]
 

Czech Foreign Minister: Restoring Relations With Russia Will Take Time

The task of Czech diplomacy is to further develop the alliance with Israel, including strengthening the Czech diplomatic presence in Jerusalem, according to Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek during the annual meeting with Czech diplomats at the Cernin Palace.

He rejected the “complete dismantling” of Czech-Russian relations, although the return to normal, according to him, will take a long time.

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

Blast Outside Kabul’s Airport Claims U.S. And Civilian Casualties, Officials Say

An explosion caused several casualties just outside the Kabul airport less than a day after the U.S. Embassy warned U.S. citizens to get out of the area. Gunfire and at least one other explosion was reported in the Afghan capital.

Update 11:04 a.m.:

The explosion at the Abbey Gate of the Kabul airport was “a complex attack that resulted in a number of U.S. and civilian casualties,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a tweet.

He added at another explosion took place near the Baron Hotel, located nearby.

[…]

Update 11:03 a.m.:

President Biden was in the White House Situation Room with his top national security aides discussing the situation in Afghanistan when the explosion at the airport happened. Biden was briefed on the explosion, a White House official told NPR’s Franco Ordoñez.

Update 10:42 a.m.:

According to a U.S. official, three U.S. Marines were wounded in the explosion at the airport gate. There may be at least a dozen people injured; their nationalities are not known right now…

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China: U.S., UK, Australia Must be ‘Held Accountable’ For ‘Great Suffering’ In Afghanistan

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has said that America, Britain, and Australia, among others, “must be held accountable” for the “suffering” caused by their “military interventions in sovereign states”, particularly Afghanistan.

“The U.S., UK, Australia and other countries must be held accountable for the violation of human rights committed by their military in Afghanistan and the evolution of this current session should cover this issue,” declared Chen Xu, ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland, at a special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (OHCHR) on the Taliban takeover of the South Asian country.

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‘Do Not Travel’: UK Warns of ‘Very, Very Credible’ Intelligence on ‘Imminent’ Attack at Kabul Airport

The United Kingdom and Western allies have warned they have credible intelligence of an “imminent” terror attack against Kabul airport, where thousands of people are crowded outside the gates in hope of catching a flight out.

UPDATE 1505 BST — Explosion at Kabul Airport

The Pentagon has confirmed there has been an explosion outside Kabul Airport. There are no definite details on casualties or the cause of the blast at this time. Read more at Breitbart News.

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Even as Western Allies Pull Out, UK Confirms it Will Continue Kabul Rescue Flights Until ‘Last Moment’

While NATO members announce they are ceasing operations in Afghanistan, citing safety concerns, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Britain’s own airlift will continue unchanged despite Thursday afternoon’s bombing at Kabul airport.

Speaking to Comcast’s Sky News after chairing a UK government emergency ‘COBRA’ meeting, Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed the UK’s position on continuing military and evacuation operations at Kabul airport would continue until “the last moment”.

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Explosion Outside Kabul Airport, Pentagon Confirms: Live News

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said it was unclear how many casualties there were.

An explosion went off Thursday outside Kabul’s airport, where thousands of people have flocked as they try to flee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

Western nations had warned of a possible attack there in the waning days of a massive airlift. The Pentagon confirmed the blast, with no immediate word on casualties.

In the 11 days since the Taliban took Kabul, the US and its allies have mounted one of the biggest air evacuations in history, bringing out more than 88,000 people. The US military says planes are taking off about every 39 minutes.

Taliban fighters have been guarding the perimeter of the airport, thronged by thousands of people trying to flee a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis, reporting from Kabul, said about 1,500 US passport holders meant to be evacuated remained in the capital…

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Kabul Airport Attack Kills 60 Afghans, 13 US Troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover. The attacks killed at least 60 Afghans and 13 U.S. troops, Afghan and U.S. officials said.

The U.S. general overseeing the evacuation said the attacks would not stop the United States from evacuating Americans and others, and flights out were continuing. Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, said there was a large amount of security at the airport, and alternate routes were being used to get evacuees in. About 5,000 people were awaiting flights on the airfield, McKenzie said.

The blasts came hours after Western officials warned of a major attack, urging people to leave the airport. But that advice went largely unheeded by Afghans desperate to escape the country in the last few days of an American-led evacuation before the U.S. officially ends its 20-year presence on Aug. 31.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the killings on its Amaq news channel. The IS affiliate in Afghanistan is far more radical than the Taliban, who recently took control of the country in a lightning blitz. The Taliban were not believed to have been involved in the attacks and condemned the blasts.

In an emotional speech from the White House, U.S. President Joe Biden said the latest bloodshed would not drive the U.S. out of Afghanistan earlier than scheduled, and that he had instructed the U.S. military to develop plans to strike IS.

“We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay,” Biden said.

U.S. officials initially said 11 Marines and one Navy medic were among those who died. Another service member died hours later. Eighteen service members were wounded and officials warned the toll could grow. More than 140 Afghans were wounded, an Afghan official said…

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Music Will be Banned in Afghanistan and Women Will Need a Male Chaperone if They Travel Alone for Three Days, Taliban Leader Says

A Taliban leader has announced that music will be banned in Afghanistan and women will be required to travel with a male chaperone on trips that last several days, even as he promises the Taliban will be more liberal than they were 20 years ago.

In an interview with the New York Times, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said while women will eventually be allowed to return to work and go on trips to school, and hospitals, they would need a male chaperone for trips that last several days.

And music will be banned in the country.

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U.S. Officials Provided Taliban With Names of Americans, Afghan Allies to Evacuate

U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport, a choice that’s prompted outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials.

The move, detailed to POLITICO by three U.S. and congressional officials, was designed to expedite the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan as chaos erupted in Afghanistan’s capital city last week after the Taliban seized control of the country. It also came as the Biden administration has been relying on the Taliban for security outside the airport.

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UK Govt: No British Casualties Among Dead or Injured at Kabul Blast

Britain’s Ministry of Defence has said that no British military or government employees were hurt or killed at the double bomb-blast by Kabul airport on Thursday afternoon, but that UK forces there were providing medical and security assistance.

At least 13 people were killed at the gates of Kabul airport Thursday when what are reported to be two bombs were detonated, an attack that may have been coordinated with a simultaneous gun attack. Among the dead and wounded are children and U.S. soldiers. The death toll is expected to rise.

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Vice Slammed for Smearing US Marines as ‘Neo-Nazis’ Same Day as Kabul Attack

VICE finds itself in controversy Thursday after publishing an article which states the US Marines have a “neo-Nazi problem.” The article in question was promoted on VICE’s social media, just hours after the deadly attacks in Kabul, which included US casualties.

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Video: Biden Again Laughs, Wisecracks at Reporters Asking About Stranded Americans in Afghanistan

Joe Biden once again laughed and attempted to joke with reporters Wednesday as they asked serious questions about thousands of Americans still stranded in Afghanistan.

During the press briefing at the White House, NBC’s White House Correspondent Peter Alexander asked Biden what he intends to do if Americans are still trapped in Afghanistan after the August 31 deadline set by the Taliban.

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Korea is on the Verge of Passing Legislation to Force Apple and Google to Allow Third-Party App Stores

A bill that addresses the antitrust practices of Apple and Google in their app store businesses is expected to pass South Korea. The two US companies are seeking help from the Biden administration, which could prove a hard test for the White House as it is also exploring ways to reign in on the monopolistic powers of these companies.

Over the past few months, smartphone operating systems manufacturers Google and Apple have been fighting legislation in South Korea that would have a negative impact on their app store policies but would be better for consumers and those who want to curb censorship.

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Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Compares Australia to North Korea and Slams Dan Andrews in Furious Rant About ‘Totalitarian’ COVID Lockdowns — and He’s Got a Few Things to Say About Jacinda Ardern Too

Right-wind firebrand TV host Tucker Carlson has unleashed at Australia and New Zealand’s leaders for plunging millions into lockdown after a relatively low number of Covid cases compared to the US.

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Europe Braces for Tsunami of Afghan Migrants

The Taliban conquest of Afghanistan is poised to trigger an unprecedented wave of Afghan migration to Europe, which is bracing for the arrival of potentially hundreds of thousands — possibly even millions — of refugees and migrants from the war-torn country.

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, expressing an ominous sense of foreboding, has estimated that up to five million people will try to leave Afghanistan for Europe. Such migration numbers, if they materialize, would make the previous migration crisis of 2015 — when more than a million people from Africa, Asia and the Middle East made their way to Europe — pale by comparison.

Since 2015, around 570,000 Afghans — almost exclusively young men — have requested asylum in the European Union, according to EU estimates. In 2020, Afghanistan was the EU’s second-biggest source of asylum applicants after those from Syria.

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France Wants Britain to Take Its Asylum Seekers

The recent spat between France and the United Kingdom about the fate of the ever-growing number of migrants on French soil is yet another sign of a bankrupt European asylum system, which only sees a never-ending redistribution game between European countries as the sole solution for the constant stream of illegal and legal arrivals from the Third World.

While there are no French plans whatsoever for effective border protection or enforcing deportations of failed asylum seekers, France’s Europe minister, Clement Beaune, is nonetheless demanding a new migrant allocation deal with the United Kingdom. Reacting to complaints from British authorities about the record number of illegal migrants crossing the Channel on small boats, instead of promising to reduce these attempts, Beaune had demanded that Britain should accept a certain number of migrants currently waiting at France’s northern shores, and take them to the UK via legal avenues.

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Germany: Iraqi Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old Girl on Train

Police officers in Germany have arrested an Iraqi man after he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl who had been traveling on a regional train with her parents from Baden-Württemberg to Hesse.

The four-year-old victim, along with her mother, father, and 16-year-old sister, had been searching for their seats inside a regional train bound for the town of Erbach when the suspect, a 20-year-old Iraqi man, hurled insults at the teenager before grabbing and kissing the young toddler, the daily newspaper Stuttgarter Zeitung reports.

According to local police, the suspect fled the scene, but did not get off the train after the 4-year-old girl’s parents confronted him about the assault. Despite the suspect’s attempts to flee, however, state police forces managed to arrest him when the train arrived in Biberach an der Riss, after being alerted to the situation by the victim’s mother.

Now, federal police are investigating the Iraqi national on suspicion of sexual harassment and insults, among other charges.

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Germany Should Accept at Least 50,000 Afghans, Says Green Chancellor Candidate Annalena Baerbock

Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock has spoken out in favor of bringing more than 50,000 Afghans to Germany. This included family members of local armed forces, subcontractors, women’s rights activists, and journalists.

However, according to Baerbock, 50,000 is a low-ball figure.

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Jesuit Cardinal Scolds ‘The West’ For Failure to Open Borders to Afghan Refugees

ROME — The leader of the European Bishops’ Conferences (COMECE), Jesuit Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, has berated “Europe and the West” for their failure to open their borders to Afghan refugees fleeing the country.

“We are seeing very powerful images. They break my heart,” the cardinal told the news agency of the Italian bishops (SIR) in a phone interview Tuesday. “It breaks my heart to see how people are treated. We had given these people hope and now we have left them in Dante’s inferno.”

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Netherlands: Rutte Denouces Anti-Afghan Protests in Ede; Says Evacuation Stop is “Terrible News”

Prime Minister Mark Rutte had sharp words for the people in Ede who demonstrated against Afghan evacuees on Tuesday evening.

Around 250 protestors turned up at the Harskamp army camp in Ede on Tuesday with signs such as “Harskamp is ours” and “own people first”. A loud bang resounded between 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. when someone set fire to a pile of car tires.

“I was deeply hurt: how can you even think of doing this when you also know that this is heard by people who return traumatized from Afghanistan?”, the prime minister said on Thursday.

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Operation ‘Floodgate’: How the Belarusian Government Instigated the Current Migration Crisis

For the last several weeks, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia have been faced with an influx of illegal migration attempts from Belarus. Independent Belarusian journalist Tadeusz Giczan reveals the methods behind Alexander Lukashenko’s operation meant to cause a new migration crisis in Europe.

The first inkling of the current crisis was when Lukashenko stated that “we used to stop drugs and migrants [on the border with the EU]. Now, you will have to catch them yourselves”. He made the remarks after the EU condemned the detention of Belarusian oppositionist Roman Protasevich, who was taken off a Ryanair flight on May 23, 2021.

The Belarusian operation to transfer migrants was code-named ‘Floodgate’ and was first prepared in 2010-2011 when Belarus tried to extort the European community to strengthen its own borders.

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Poll: Majority of Poles Support Building the Wall on Border With Belarus

The Institute for Social Research and Market (IBRiS) conducted a survey for Polsat television to gauge the opinion of Poles on the subject of accepting migrants and refugees during the current crisis.

The question posed by the survey was: “Should Poland let in migrants and refugees?” The results show that 38.3 percent of Poles responded positively to this question (7.4 percent answered that Poland “definitely should” let them in and 30.9 percent that it “probably should”), and 33.8 percent of Poles were “probably against” the idea of permitting migrants. Another 21.1 percent answered that they were “definitely against” the proposal.

In total, over half (54.9 percent) of the surveyed were against the idea of letting migrants and refugees into Poland.

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Spanish Populist Warns of Jihadist Elements Among Afghan Refugees

A senior member of the Spanish populist party Vox has wanted of the potential threat from Jihadist extremists among Afghan refugees after the Taliban released prisoners across the country.

Vox vice president Jorge Buxadé spoke Tuesday on the issue of settling Afghan migrants in Spain saying, “We must be very strict with the entry control of all those who intend to seek refuge or legal residence in Spain.”

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UK Hotel Cancels Paying Guests to Accommodate Afghan Refugees

A hotel in Reading, England, has canceled reservations in order to make room for ‘refugees’ arriving from Afghanistan, according to reports.

A family from Yorkshire traveling to the town for its world-famous music festival was notified their booking at an unspecified local hotel had been terminated at the last minute.

The facility has been “taken over by the Home Office” in order to house Afghan migrants, according to Hampshire Live.

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UK: Sadiq Khan Faces Fury Over Bid to Buy Council Homes for Afghans Amid London Housing Crisis

The London Mayor has today confirmed plans to help councils and housing associations support the arrival of refugees from Afghanistan. Mr Khan said he will expand his new Right to Buy-back fund to help councils purchase homes which could be used to resettle families fleeing the Taliban.

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Atheist Unanimously Elected as Harvard Chief Chaplain

In an effort to try and unite members of Harvard’s diverse faith communities, the university’s chaplains have unanimously elected an atheist as their leader.

Harvard has long been a place where people and ideas come together, where beliefs, world views, and traditions are valued and debated. The university, founded by English Puritans in the 1600’s, is now cohabited by adherents to numerous faiths, and even those without faith.

The Harvard Chaplains are the centre of religious and spiritual life on campus. According to their website, they are “a professional community of more than thirty chaplains, represent many of the world’s religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions, and share a collective commitment to serving the spiritual needs of the students, faculty, and staff of Harvard University.”

All major religions and sects are represented, as well as less common faiths such as Baha’i and Zoroastrians. There is even a “Humanist Chaplain” for humanist, agnostic, and atheist students. His name is Greg Epstein.

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Reddit Rejects Calls to Censor “Coronavirus Misinformation, “ Vows to Allow Debate and Dissent

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has refused to bow down to recent demands from Reddit moderators to censor “coronavirus misinformation” on the platform and has instead vowed to allow “debate, dissent, and protest” on COVID-19.

Huffman made the announcement after the moderators of several subreddits with tens of millions of collective subscribers published an open letter calling for Reddit to take action against what they deem to be “rampant coronavirus misinformation.”

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YouTube Makes Fresh Commitment to Boosting Mainstream News Sources at the Expense of Independent Creators

YouTube appears to be planning a shift in focus of its massive censorship effort that has in the past year and a half grown exponentially around COVID and political issues, with mass removal of content considered to be misinformation being a prominent tool.

But now, that tool is deemed to be “too blunt” and YouTube plans to boost its already heavy, essentially editorial hand, to make sure that content that current censorship algorithms miss is also deranked, as even more prominence is given artificially to media (“news”) sources that YouTube deems to be “trusted” and providing “information quality.”

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YouTube to Remove Videos That Recommend “Prayer” For COVID Healing Without Medical Treatment

Users who make videos of prayer for COVID healing could have their videos removed from YouTube under COVID “misinformation” rules.

The company already uses its own understanding to judge which content is safe and which content adheres to the doctrine of global public health officials, and it is now using these same standards to determine whether using prayer to support healing goes against the World Health Organization.

“Content that encourages the use of home remedies, prayer, or rituals in place of medical treatment such as consulting a doctor or going to the hospital,” is a form of content that YouTube will censor.

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/26/2021

  1. Well, you have to admit that it’s pretty close to Joe Biden’s normal strategy, which is ‘to send Hunter and make you pay’.

    As a matter of fact, maybe the two of them could head down to jalajalaland and sort out things personally.

  2. “As police stand by and allow hipster ‘protesters’ under the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ banner to bring London to a standstill again, it has been revealed that during protests two years ago, the climate change obsessed extremists dumped 120 TONS of garbage on to the streets.

    The London Telegraph notes that Nickie Aiken, Conservative MP for Cities of London and Westminster, cited a report pointing to the cleanup costing £50,000 in 2019.”

    I didn’t find the information whether or not the city is suing the protesters for the money. If they are, then it’s not that big of a deal, though I’m afraid I know the answer is different. Even if you support their cause, there’s no reason to ignore basic hygiene.

  3. I wonder how the Afghan failure has affected Biden’s chance of a Nobel Peace Prize.
    Obama got it for not being Bush, surely Biden should get it for not being Trump!
    (sarcasm off).

    • Well, the interesting question that has been begging to be asked is why V.P. Joe wasn’t chosen as the nominee for the 2016 election against Trump. Was there something about Mr. Biden that only the insiders knew and was the reason that Mdme. Hillarity was chosen instead? Maybe it was because everyone knew that Joe was incompetent or as Obama said last year, “Joe will just f*&^ things up.” I believe that we are watching a game of musical chairs being played at our expense. Yeah, Joe couldn’t succeed at anything without those in the background making certain that he did. Sucking up to Taliban and ISIS who are avowed enemies of this country is treason and impeachable, or maybe his impeachment is their next move. Jah, alles en underland.

  4. America lost in Afghanistan because Taliban think like Trump, and American elites think like Pelosi American soldiers wear slaughtered in Afghanistan because then you wear the victim of the eternal conflict between Democrats and Republicans.

    Taliban work for the nation. And they try to solve any crises so that they’re Islam will benefit from it. Pelosi and her ilk use every crisis to stab the other party in the back and use it to defame the other and again selfish benefit for it s side.

    The same thing is happening in Sweden Britain France Australia New Zealand Canada they support the enemy when that action helps them to come to power and the nation loses and the population is replaced.

    Did S
    hakespeare describe politicians the worst devils on Earth?

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