Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/31/2021

U.S. Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) has reportedly entered Afghanistan incognito in an attempt to rescue Americans who are stranded there under Taliban rule. Meanwhile, an American family with a 3-year-old child is among those who have been left behind in Afghanistan and are desperate to get out.

In other news, jihadis in the Pakistani province of Sindh vandalized a Hindu temple, breaking an idol of Krishna during the festival of Janamasthmi, the celebration of Krishna’s birthday.

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Financial Crisis
» Europe Sees Inflation Jump on Temporary Factors
 
USA
» “We’re Done Asking for Permission”: Angry Mama Bear Tells School Board “Cubs” Will Refuse to Wear Masks
» AOC, Tlaib, Pressley “Urge” Biden to Replace Fed Chair With Someone Focused on “Climate Change” And “Racial Justice”
» As Beaverton School Board Meets Virtually, Group Protests Inability to Make Real-Time Comments, Testimony
» College Issues Insane COVID Mandates: Injections, Double-Masking, Off Campus Travel Ban
» Connecticut Teacher Resigns Over Racial Curriculum, Says it Was Stealing Kids’ ‘Innocence’
» Florida Restaurant Owner Posts Sign Asking Biden Supporters to Take Their Business Elsewhere
» Florida Withholds School Board Salaries as Two Districts Defy Desantis’ Ban on Mask Mandates
» Gov. Mike Dewine Opposes Teaching Critical Race Theory in Ohio’s K-12 Schools
» Group Protests at URMC Over Vaccination Mandate for NY Hospital Workers
» Homeschool Interest in Texas Jumps 5 Fold From 2020 Record
» Instagram Disables Account of Grieving Mother of US Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui
» Judge Reverses Order That Had Barred Unvaccinated Mom From Seeing Son
» New Orleans Mayor Orders Citywide Curfew to Prevent Mass Looting
» New Project Veritas! Cali High School Teacher Reveals He’s Antifa, Turning Children Into Revolutionaries
» Pueblo Parents, Community Members Protest Health Department’s School Mask Order
» San Francisco Initiative Will Pay Residents Each Month Not to Shoot Others
» Soros Donates $500,000 to Stop California’s Recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom
» Teen Kicked From Cheerleading Squad Over TikTok Dance Videos
» Texas Principal Suspended After Being Accused of Teaching Critical Race Theory
» Vaccine Requirement Protests Continue in Grand Junction
» Virginia Republican Glenn Youngkin Unveils ‘Day One’ Plan: Tax Cuts; Bans on Critical Race Theory, Lockdowns
» Watch — ‘Phil McCracken,’ ‘Wayne Kuhr’: Virginia School Board Hit With Hilarious ‘Bart Simpson’ Prank
 
Canada
» British Columbia Premier Tells Businesses to Call Police if People Ignore Vaccine Passport Rules
 
Europe and the EU
» Brexit Live: Trouble for EU! UK Business Confidence Hits 4-Year High — Eurozone Dealt Blow
» Brussels Stumbles Through Yet Another Crisis
» Data Leak Exposes the Personal Data of 700,000 COVID-Tested French Citizens
» EU Removes US From Safe Travel List
» Germany: Berlin University Canteens Cut Meat From Menus to Curb Climate Change
» Germany: Merkel’s Party Crashes as Left-Wing SPD Takes the Polling Lead in Upcoming Elections
» Hungarian Opposition Election Victory Would be a Chance to Stifle ‘Populist Plague’, Says Budapest Mayor
» Poland: Civic Platform MP Calls for ‘Punishing Catholics’ And ‘Filing Off’ Their Privileges
» Polish President: ‘I Am Absolutely Opposed to Mandatory Vaccinations’
» Polls Shows Poland’s Conservative Law and Justice (PiS) Far Ahead of the Opposition
» Socialised Healthcare Fail: 700,000 Vaccine Passports in Britain Contained False Records: Report
» Swiss Army Targets Carbon Neutrality
» Swiss Police Kill Knife-Wielding Suspect Seen ‘Praying’ on Train Platform
» UK Gun-Owners’ Addresses Leak Online
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Target Bank in Lewes High Street
» UK: Sinister: Minister Tells Pupils Not to Get ‘Too Carried Away With New Freedoms’
» UK: Vegan Activists Block Dairy Distribution Centre in Buckinghamshire
» UK: Video: Police Dog Mauls Anti-Lockdown Protester
» ‘We Would Have Left Before You!’ Nexiteers Plead With UK for Help to Leave ‘Rotten’ EU
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Vaccine Passports Will Soon Only be Issued to Those Who’ve Had 3rd Dose
 
South Asia
» 3-Year-Old California Boy Among Americans Left Behind in Afghanistan: Report
» Breaking: GOP Congressman Enters Afghanistan on Rogue Mission to Save Americans
» Gay Afghan Man Beaten, Raped by Taliban in Kabul
» Jihadi People Vandalised Hindu Temple in Pakistan’s Sindh Province on Shri Krishna Janmashtami
» ‘My Ideal Afghanistan Would Look Just Like Switzerland’
» New Taliban Rulers Face Tough Economic, Security Challenges
» Top Tory Says Biden Blaming Britain for Kabul Terror Attack is ‘Reprehensible’
 
Far East
» Exclusive: Top Chinese Whistleblower Exposes COVID-19 as an Unrestricted Warfare Bioweapon
 
Australia — Pacific
» Anti-Vaxxer and Anti-Lockdown Activist Monica Smit Charged With Incitement
» COVID Lockdown Protests Lead to More Than 150 Arrests Across NSW
» New Zealand: Police Arrest 19 People at 11 Small Lockdown Protests Across the Country
 
Immigration
» “White People Are Evil and Racist” Says Somali Migrant Accused of Violently Assaulting Numerous Swedish Women
» 152 of 169 Evacuated Afghans Applied for Protection in Czechia
» Bosnia’s Largest Indictment for Migrants Smuggling
» Czechia, As Well as Germany, Mulls Restoring Border Controls Due to Migration
» Denmark to Fund for Combating Smuggling of Migrants
» European Union Prepares to Counter Coming Afghan Migrant Crisis
» German Minister Promises to Take in 70,000 Afghans
» Greek Coast Guard Intercepts Yacht, Sailboat With Migrants
 
Culture Wars
» Report: Facebook to Suppress “Political” News
» UK: London’s Woke Met Police Planning to Introduce Gender-Neutral Uniforms
» YouTube Refuses to Give Specific Reasons Why it Deleted Popular Coppercab Channel
 

Europe Sees Inflation Jump on Temporary Factors

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Annual inflation spiked unexpectedly higher in Europe in August, boosted by more expensive fuel and supply chain disruptions. Economists say the jump is temporary, but it could raise questions about how persistent higher inflation might turn out to be

The 19 countries that use the euro currency saw inflation spike to an annual 3.0% in August, up from 2.2% in July, according to figures released Tuesday by European Union statistics agency Eurostat. Market analysts had expected 2.8%.

The increase was so large in part because some prices were much lower a year ago due to one-time factors connected to the coronavirus pandemic. The last time inflation was higher was in October, 2008, when the rate was 3.2%.

Oil prices, following a price slump a year ago during the depths of the pandemic recession, contributed to a 15.4% rise in energy costs. With volatile fuel and food left out, core inflation was 1.6%. The latest figure also reflects other transitory factors, such the timing of summer retail sales in France and Italy, and the expiration of German tax breaks on retail purchases.

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“We’re Done Asking for Permission”: Angry Mama Bear Tells School Board “Cubs” Will Refuse to Wear Masks

An angry mother fed up with the back and forth over mask rules decimated members of her child’s local school board, saying she’ll have her children defy any mask mandates.

Amid a fiery speech, outspoken mother Carrie Prejean Boller told the Encinitas school board her children would refuse to wear masks this week.

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

AOC, Tlaib, Pressley “Urge” Biden to Replace Fed Chair With Someone Focused on “Climate Change” And “Racial Justice”

Excited at the prospect of gold at $10,000 and Bitcoin at $1,000,000 in short order? Here’s one way it could happen.

The collective brain trust that is Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, has once again come together to hoist upon the populace their latest idea for turning the United States into their vision of a socialist utopia.

Today’s installment in “real congresswomen of genius” includes the “squad” urging President Biden to replace arguably the most dovish Fed chair in modern history because he isn’t doing enough about climate change, which of course, has nothing to do with the Fed’s dual mandate. All three women (of course) sit on the House Financial Services Committee.

[Comment: If enacted, an economic catastrophe would result.]

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As Beaverton School Board Meets Virtually, Group Protests Inability to Make Real-Time Comments, Testimony

BEAVERTON, Ore. — One man voiced concerns about critical race theory (CRT) while a woman spoke out against masking kids in the classroom.

“We need to look at the future and masking our children is not the answer,” she said.

Dozens rallied outside Beaverton School District offices Monday night because they were not allowed to testify in front of the school board that met virtually. Protesters were upset their comments could not be made or heard live while the meeting was occuring.

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

College Issues Insane COVID Mandates: Injections, Double-Masking, Off Campus Travel Ban

A college in Massachusetts is imposing some of the most oppressive ‘health’ mandates in the country, according to reports.

Students arriving for the fall semester at Amherst College were shocked to learn of a long list of cruel policies allegedly implemented to ‘stop the spread’ of COVID.

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Connecticut Teacher Resigns Over Racial Curriculum, Says it Was Stealing Kids’ ‘Innocence’

A Connecticut elementary school teacher has resigned, deriding her district’s “equity” curriculum as stealing students’ innocence through an excessive focus on race.

“They’re so young and naive and that to me was the hardest part about all of this,” teacher Jennifer Tafuto told Fox News in an exclusive interview.

Tafuto contacted 1776 Action, an anti-critical race theory group, earlier this year after feeling troubled by the school district’s curriculum.

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Florida Restaurant Owner Posts Sign Asking Biden Supporters to Take Their Business Elsewhere

A Florida restaurant owner put a sign outside of her business telling supporters of President Joe Biden not to enter.

Angie Ugarte, the owner of DeBary Diner, posted the sign that criticizes the way Biden handled evacuations in Afghanistan, where a blast last week killed 13 U.S. service members.

“If you voted for and continue to support and stand behind the worthless, inept and corrupt administration currently inhabiting the White House that is complicit in the death of our servicemen and women in Afghanistan, please take your business elsewhere,” the sign says. “God bless America and God bless our soldiers.”

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Florida Withholds School Board Salaries as Two Districts Defy Desantis’ Ban on Mask Mandates

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) issued an Executive Order earlier this month prohibiting the implementation of mask mandates in any applicable space, including schools.

As the state continues to be a COVID-19 hotspot, DeSantis claims the order, in part, restores a parent’s right to have a say in their child’s education and healthcare decisions.

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Gov. Mike Dewine Opposes Teaching Critical Race Theory in Ohio’s K-12 Schools

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine hasn’t made a public statement on the controversial education topic of critical race theory, but his office has been quietly telling constituents that he opposes it.

“The Governor opposes critical race theory because it divides, rather than unites, Americans,” according to the statement. “We should never shy away from teaching the good and bad of American history, but we should help our children appreciate what unites us rather than what divides us.”

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

Group Protests at URMC Over Vaccination Mandate for NY Hospital Workers

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Following a mandate from former Gov. Andrew Cuomo requiring all hospital staff to be vaccinated, hundreds came out in Rochester Monday evening protesting the move.

People chanted “freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom!” as cars passed by Strong Memorial Hospital.

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Homeschool Interest in Texas Jumps 5 Fold From 2020 Record

While dehumanizing COVID restrictions and poisonous Critical Race Theory (CRT) plague public schools, many parents opt for homeschooling this fall. The number of families seeking homeschooling in Texas is up five-fold in one week compared with the same period last year, the Texas Homeschool Coalition (THSC) reports.

“We are literally inundated with calls and emails from thousands upon thousands of families asking how they can begin homeschooling this fall,” Tim Lambert, president of the Texas Home School Coalition, said in a statement.

THSC reports weekly call and email volume, for the second week of August, reached 4,699, nearly five times the weekly record in the second set by 2020.

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

Instagram Disables Account of Grieving Mother of US Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui

Shana Chappell, the mother of US Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, who was killed in the August 26th bombing in Kabul, had her Instagram account deleted after she posted a photo and tribute message to her son.

Chappell took to Facebook to complain about her Instagram account being deleted. She revealed that the post she made about her son after he was killed in the recent Kabul attack resulted in Instagram flagging her posts from months ago.

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Judge Reverses Order That Had Barred Unvaccinated Mom From Seeing Son

The Cook County judge who barred a mother from seeing her son because she wasn’t vaccinated against COVID-19 also has asked other parents in his courtroom about their vaccination status and admitted to ordering some parents and children to be vaccinated, the Sun-Times has learned.

In both cases, Judge James Shapiro appears to have initiated the discussion of vaccination status.

In the more recent case, Shapiro on Monday revoked his order that had kept a divorced Pilsen mother from seeing her 11-year-old son.

Shapiro’s one-paragraph order in the case of Rebecca Firlit gives no reason for his change of heart, stating simply that “this court hereby VACATES paragraph 3 of its August 11, 2021 order based on the absence of a pleading or hearing on serious endangerment” pursuant to Illinois law.

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New Orleans Mayor Orders Citywide Curfew to Prevent Mass Looting

Update (1856ET): New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson held a press conference Tuesday afternoon at City Hall regarding a citywide curfew to deter mass looting and an update on the power situation.

Cantrell told reporters, effective immediately (8 pm local time), a citywide curfew will be enforced until 6 am Wednesday. New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) has deployed an anti-looting task force with National Guard members to protect business districts.

Several accounts on social media show people looting businesses after Hurricane Ida knocked out power to the city and surrounding areas in Southeast Louisiana. PowerOutage.US reports more than a million people are still without power in the state.

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New Project Veritas! Cali High School Teacher Reveals He’s Antifa, Turning Children Into Revolutionaries

Newly released hidden camera footage from Project Veritas exposes a California high school teacher who is admittedly working to turn his students into Antifa revolutionaries.

The Sacramento AP Government teacher who is wearing an Antifa t-shirt in the exposé is named Gabriel Gipe.

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Pueblo Parents, Community Members Protest Health Department’s School Mask Order

Hundreds of concerned parents and community members gathered Tuesday to protest a newly enacted mask mandate outside the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment as case numbers in Pueblo County begin to rise once more.

Schools, child care centers and day camps in Pueblo enforced mask mandates for children 2 years of age or older who are indoors on Monday. The mandates came after Pueblo Board of Health voted 4-1 in favor of reinstating a mask mandate. The previous mask mandate, which was for all indoor spaces, lapsed in May.

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San Francisco Initiative Will Pay Residents Each Month Not to Shoot Others

The city of San Francisco will pay 10 lucky individuals who are “at high risk of shooting someone” $300 not to pull the trigger or be involved in shootings.

The terminology used by Newsweek describes the project in that fashion. The Dream Keeper Fellowship is launching the initiative in October and will pay 10 people a monthly $300 salary to not get caught up in shooting incidents.

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Soros Donates $500,000 to Stop California’s Recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom

Billionaire globalist George Soros has contributed half a million dollars to a group dedicated to preventing the recall of embattled California Governor Gavin Newsom (D).

According to an electronic disclosure report dated Aug. 31, 2021, Soros donated $500,000 to a leftist group called Stop The Republican Recall, who claim Newsom’s recall election was organized by “national Republicans, anti-vaxxers, Q-Anon conspiracy theorists and anti-immigrant Trump supporters.”

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Teen Kicked From Cheerleading Squad Over TikTok Dance Videos

A mother has blasted the cheerleading squad coaches of her teen daughter’s high school in Tennessee for sexualizing the teen’s TikTok dance videos and kicking her off the cheerleading squad.

The mother accused the coaches of racial bias and pointed out that the school did nothing about the same dance moves being done by her daughter’s white teammates and they were allowed to remain on the team.

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Texas Principal Suspended After Being Accused of Teaching Critical Race Theory

A Texas high school principal was suspended Monday, according to the school district, following claims that he was teaching critical race theory to students.

Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District Superintendent Robin Ryan announced in a letter to parents that Colleyville Heritage High School Principal James Whitfield was placed on paid administrative leave. Whitfield said he was put on leave indefinitely “because the superintendent has ‘determined that doing so is in the best interest of the District.’“

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Vaccine Requirement Protests Continue in Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) — Protests against COVID-19 vaccine requirements for health and assisted living facility employees continued on Monday in Grand Junction.

Protesters gathered at the intersection of Patterson Rd. and N. 7th St., right in front of St. Mary’s Hopsital. Drivers in support of the protesters honked their horns in agreement. Organizers are saying protests will continue for the entire week. Last week, numerous protests were held as well.

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Virginia Republican Glenn Youngkin Unveils ‘Day One’ Plan: Tax Cuts; Bans on Critical Race Theory, Lockdowns

FAIRFAX, Virginia — Republican Glenn Youngkin, who is running for governor of Virginia, laid out his “day one game plan” on Monday, emphasizing new tax cuts to offset struggles with cost inflation and reassuring his supporters he would rid classrooms of Critical Race Theory (CRT).

Youngkin, a former CEO of the Carlyle Group, formally introduced his five-pronged plan to a few hundred of his supporters at a warehouse in Northern Virginia, detailing his promises to cut taxes, support police, create jobs, raise education standards, and tackle government waste.

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Watch — ‘Phil McCracken,’ ‘Wayne Kuhr’: Virginia School Board Hit With Hilarious ‘Bart Simpson’ Prank

Someone call Chief Wiggum. Bart Simpson is on the loose in Virginia, pulling off random pranks on unsuspecting school board members.

As Simpsons fans would know, Bart has a penchant for prank calls, often to Moe’s Tavern, trapping his helpless victims in a game of double-entendres. A typical schtick will start with Moe answering the phone and Bart asking to speak with (insert funny name), prompting Moe to make a fool of himself as he calls out the name for all the patrons to hear.

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British Columbia Premier Tells Businesses to Call Police if People Ignore Vaccine Passport Rules

Last week, the government of British Columbia announced that visitors to concerts, sporting events, movies, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos, and fitness classes would need to show proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.

Furthermore, B.C.’s premier, John Horgan has now told businesses to call the police if customers refuse to comply with the province’s upcoming vaccine passport system for COVID-19.

Horgan made the remarks on Friday, amid outspoken resistance from some British Columbians to the new legislation, which is set to take effect on Sept. 13.

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

Brexit Live: Trouble for EU! UK Business Confidence Hits 4-Year High — Eurozone Dealt Blow

BUSINESS confidence in Brexit Britain reached a four year high as eurozone confidence fell, it has emerged

The Lloyds Bank Business Barometer survey also revealed UK companies were more optimistic about what is in store for the British economy over the next 12 months.

Alongside this, a record number of UK businesses were planning to increase salaries and economic optimism rose for the first time in three months.

Meanwhile, business confidence in the eurozone fell following a rise in COVID-19 cases across the bloc and issues with supply chain disruption.

The data from the European Commission revealed confidence had fallen for the first time in 2021.

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Brussels Stumbles Through Yet Another Crisis

“The igniting of nationalism is the result of the EU’s policies… Nationalism never went away, and national identity never went away,” said George Friedman, a respected American geopolitical analyst who was actually born in Budapest as a child of Holocaust survivors, while speaking with Turkish TRT channel a few days ago. According to Friedman, the vision of the European Union is that a European identity will emerge, but he says this is impossible.

He noted that, among other things, the history and language of European nations are different, so it is inevitable that people will not like it when the EU’s central bodies make decisions that conflict with their interests and values.

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Data Leak Exposes the Personal Data of 700,000 COVID-Tested French Citizens

A massive data leak of the private records of more than 700,000 French citizens on the website Francetest, was revealed yesterday by French media outlet Mediapart.

According to Mediapart, the names, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers and email addresses, as well as test results of 700,000 French citizens stored on the website were suddenly exposed and made accessible to the public.

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EU Removes US From Safe Travel List

The European Union has recommended that the US, along with four other countries, be removed from its list of countries exempt from restrictions on non-essential travel.

“Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia and the United States of America were removed from the list,” a statement from the European Council said.

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Germany: Berlin University Canteens Cut Meat From Menus to Curb Climate Change

Canteens at Berlin’s universities will offer mainly vegan and vegetarian meals from next term as part of a push to make menus more climate-friendly.

German reports say meat and fish dishes will only make up about 4% of menus from the start of October.

On Mondays, there will be no meat dishes available at all, as canteens swap currywurst for salads.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Germany: Merkel’s Party Crashes as Left-Wing SPD Takes the Polling Lead in Upcoming Elections

In a recent Insa poll, German Social Democrats (SPD) have consolidated their lead over the Conservative Union (CDU/CSU) of Chancellor Angela Merkel, thus increasing the chances of forming a center-left coalition government after the September elections to the Federal Assembly.

According to a survey published by the Bild daily, 25 percent of citizens would now vote for SPD, which is two percent more than a week ago and the best result in four years.

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Hungarian Opposition Election Victory Would be a Chance to Stifle ‘Populist Plague’, Says Budapest Mayor

Over the weekend, Budapest mayor Gergely Karacsony took part in the “United opposition — a way to win against an authoritarian government?” panel hosted by the Campus Poland event alongside Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.

At the event, Karacsony spoke about his plans for taking power away from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

The Budapest mayor admitted that up to this point, the Hungarian opposition was not strong enough, but that his party “now has a chance at victory due to being united despite its differences — even right-wing Jobbik has joined the anti-Fidesz coalition”. In his opinion, without this unity, the opposition has no chances of winning the elections due to the structure of Hungarian electoral law.

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Poland: Civic Platform MP Calls for ‘Punishing Catholics’ And ‘Filing Off’ Their Privileges

During one of the panels at Campus Polska organized under the patronage of Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski in Olsztyn, a question was asked concerning settling affairs with the current government if the opposition would win elections, as well as leading to an actual separation of Church and state.

Civic Platform MP Slawomir Nitras responded to the question by stating that it was only a matter of time until Church and state were separated in Poland. Nitras added, however, that he believed that Catholics in Poland would become a minority as early as during the current generation.

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Polish President: ‘I Am Absolutely Opposed to Mandatory Vaccinations’

During a cabinet council meeting involving top Polish politicians in the Warsaw presidential palace, President Andrzej Duda referred to claims in the public sphere that there could be mandatory vaccinations against the coronavirus in Poland. He noted that parents are worried that children will be forced to get vaccinated.

“I want to tell the prime minister and all of you one thing: I am absolutely opposed to mandatory vaccinations. I believe that it will lead to social unrest and I think that this is an issue of people’s responsibility and everyone should bear this responsibility on their own,” he declared.

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Polls Shows Poland’s Conservative Law and Justice (PiS) Far Ahead of the Opposition

Law and Justice (PiS) can count on 36.3 percent of support, an increase of over 2-percentage points compared to the previous survey, according to the newest poll conducted by United Surveys for Wirtualna Polska. Meanwhile, the Civic Platform (PO) can count on only 25.5 percent, representing a 2-percentage point decrease. In third would be Poland 2050, with 10.6 percent (a 0.6-percentage point drop).

The Confederation and the Left could both receive 8 percent of the votes (representing a 2-percentage point and 1 percentage point increase, respectively). The Polish People’s Party (PSL) would find itself below the election threshold with 4.8 percent.

Another 6.4 percent of voters are unsure for whom they would vote for.

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Socialised Healthcare Fail: 700,000 Vaccine Passports in Britain Contained False Records: Report

Britain’s socialised healthcare system reportedly falsified up to 700,000 vaccine passport records since the beginning of the controversial programme, resulting in many Britons being barred from leaving the country.

In a massive example of government incompetence, health officials at the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) recorded false data in hundreds of thousands of vaccine passports. With Boris Johson’s government planning to introduce health pass requirements for nightclubs and other large public venues by the end of September, the failures have further thrown into question the efficacy of the draconian scheme.

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Swiss Army Targets Carbon Neutrality

The Swiss army plans to emit 40% less CO2, lean more heavily on renewable energy sources and do more to protect nature by 2050.

Defence Minister Viola Amherd outlined on Tuesday how the army aims to reach “CO2 balance”External link with a renewed sustainability programme.

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Swiss Police Kill Knife-Wielding Suspect Seen ‘Praying’ on Train Platform

Swiss police fatally shot a suspect who brandished a knife at them on a train platform in Morges on Monday, according to reports.

The incident unfolded at around 6 p.m. at a train station in the town, which sits on Lake Geneva near Lausanne.

Police were alerted to a man behaving strangely and allegedly seen ‘praying’ on a platform by multiple witnesses.

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UK Gun-Owners’ Addresses Leak Online

In the latest development in the Guntrader breach, we now have a Google Earth-compatible .csv file leaked on the internet, mapping the locations of all UK gun owners whose data was leaked through the breach. The data breach provides clear details of domestic homes of various gun owners while showing them as firearm storage locations.

Guntrader is a popular one-stop-shop for buying a range of firearms, including shotguns, rifles, air rifles, and other shooting equipment. Users registered on the platform between the years 2016 and 2021 have all been victims of the data breach. Names, phone numbers, email addresses, and geolocation data have all been exposed.

Guntrader users’ database was dumped onto an animal rights activist’s blog last week. During the time of the data breach, it was mentioned on the blog that the database containing gun owners’ information could also be imported to Google Earth for contacting “as many [gun owners] as you can in your area” to find out “if they are involved in shooting animals.”

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UK: Extinction Rebellion Target Bank in Lewes High Street

Barclays in Lewes was targeted on Friday (August 27) by climate activists aiming to highlight the bank’s fossil fuel investments. The group, all members of Extinction Rebellion Lewes, Newhaven and Seaford, stencilled the message across the front of the High Street building.

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UK: Sinister: Minister Tells Pupils Not to Get ‘Too Carried Away With New Freedoms’

Health Secretary Gavin Williamson has dampened the mood ahead of the new school year, saying that despite the impending relaxation of coronavirus restrictions, pupils should not get “too carried away” with their “new freedoms”.

Children, teachers, and other academic staff in England returning to school this week will no longer have to wear masks. Social distancing rules, such as ‘bubbles’ where children are forced to stay in fixed groups, have also been relaxed.

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UK: Vegan Activists Block Dairy Distribution Centre in Buckinghamshire

Vegan environmental activists have blockaded a dairy distribution centre in Buckinghamshire, which they say handles 10% of the milk supply in the UK, while a dozen other activists have sought to occupy the headquarters of WWF.

About 50 activists from Animal Rebellion, a sister group to Extinction Rebellion, blocked the gates to the Arla distribution centre near Aylesbury, locking on to bamboo structures and concrete barricades to prevent lorries from gaining access.

Pictures circulated by the group showed activists locked on to at least one precarious bamboo structure, and others chained together beneath a van with a banner stretched across one side reading “Plant-based by 2025”.

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UK: Video: Police Dog Mauls Anti-Lockdown Protester

Video out of Newcastle in the UK shows a police dog mauling an anti-lockdown protester who reportedly escaped a police kettling operation during the demonstration.

The clip shows the man attempting to evade capture before being tackled from behind by a cop wearing riot gear.

Three officers then pin the man to the ground as the dog continually mauls his neck for a period of about 15 seconds while a woman screams for police to drag the animal away.

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‘We Would Have Left Before You!’ Nexiteers Plead With UK for Help to Leave ‘Rotten’ EU

NEXIT hopefuls have been pleading with UK Brexiteers to soon join Britain outside of the Brussels bloc.

In the hope the Netherlands will be free from the EU’s shackles soon, some Nexit campaigners have pleaded with a former British MEP for help. Former Conservative MEP David Bannerman claimed Dutch people “may not be far behind” the UK in their quest to leave the bloc.

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Vaccine Passports Will Soon Only be Issued to Those Who’ve Had 3rd Dose

In October, Israelis who will not have received a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccines will lose their “Green Pass” privileges.

The “Green Pass” is Israel’s version of a vaccine passport. It is needed to access most places, including restaurants, sports stadiums, hotels, cinemas, and theaters.

From October, the Green Pass privileges will only be available to those who have received a booster shot.

On Sunday, the booster shots became available to everyone over the age of 12.

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3-Year-Old California Boy Among Americans Left Behind in Afghanistan: Report

With the full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan leaving as many as 200 Americans stranded in Afghanistan looking for a way to get home, one California family with a 3-year-old boy is among those desperate to get out of Afghanistan.

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Breaking: GOP Congressman Enters Afghanistan on Rogue Mission to Save Americans

United States Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) has reportedly gone on a “rogue mission” to enter Afghanistan and save Americans who were left behind. However, as of late Tuesday, US officials say they are unsure of Mullin’s location. According to The Washington Post, the Republican Congressman went on this one man mission while ignoring warnings from the State Department not to travel to the Taliban-controlled country.

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Gay Afghan Man Beaten, Raped by Taliban in Kabul

The Taliban, who has assured the world population that it will not infringe on women’s or human rights in its new government, is proving time and time again that their words are empty promises.

One man gay man, who in an interview with ITV went by the pseudonym Hanan for his protection, is one of the Taliban’s LGBTQ victims.

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Jihadi People Vandalised Hindu Temple in Pakistan’s Sindh Province on Shri Krishna Janmashtami

Lord Krishna’s idol broken into pieces by ‘Peace Lovers’…

Nafisa Ameen | HENB | Karachi | Aug 31, 2021:: A group of Jihadi miscreants vandalised a Hindu temple and broke the idol of Lord Krishna at Khipro in the Sanghar district of Sindh province of Pakistan on Monday.

The incident took place during a religious function at the temple which was being held to celebrate the festival of Janamasthmi, the birth day of Lord Krishna.

Earlier this month, hundreds of ‘Peace Lover’ Muslim people had damaged a Ganesh temple in Bhong city of the Rahim Yar Khan district, some 590 kms from Lahore.

The Pakistan government later said it has completed the restoration work of the temple in Punjab province and arrested a total of 90 suspects involved in the attack. But, in reality no restoration work has been done so far and all the arrested persons were freed on bail.

The radical Muslim mob armed with weapons, sticks and bamboos attacked policemen deployed at the temple and vandalised and also burnt down a part of the temple.

Taking to Twitter for the present Krishna Temple attack on Janmasthami, Pakistan rights activist Rahat Austin said the temple was vandalised at Khipro in the Sanghar district of Sindh to insult a Hindu God as people were celebrating the birthday of Lord Krishna.

“A Hindu temple is vandalized in Khipro, Sanghar, Sindh, to insult Hindu God as they were celebrating the birthday of Lord Krishna. In Pakistan, even false allegation of blasphemy against Islam leads to mob lynching or death sentence but crimes against non-Muslim Gods goes unpunished,” he tweeted.

Rahat John Austin, a Christian born in Pakistan, has been raising his voice for the persecuted minorities back home. He had to flee from Pakistan and is now living with his family in South Korea.

Pakistan is a Radicalized Islamic Country influenced by Talibani forces where there is no rights for minority people so far. Hindu persecution in Islamic Pakistan and severe atrocities on non-Muslim minorities are all time high in Pakistan.

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‘My Ideal Afghanistan Would Look Just Like Switzerland’

Why, after 20 years of training, did the Afghan army vanish into thin air before the advancing Taliban? Afghan filmmaker Mortaza Shahed, who lives in Bern, has a clear answer.

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New Taliban Rulers Face Tough Economic, Security Challenges

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers face tough economic and security challenges as they step back into power in a country that is vastly different from the one they left 20 years ago.

When they last ruled in the late 1990s, Afghanistan was a poor agricultural nation, and the Taliban were preoccupied with imposing their harsh brand of Islam on an already deeply traditional and largely compliant population.

This time, they’re inheriting a more developed society with a small, educated middle class, but also an economy that has been devastated by war and corruption. Even before the Taliban overran Kabul on Aug. 15, the jobless rate was more than 30% and more than half of Afghans lived in poverty, despite two decades of U.S. involvement and billions of dollars in aid.

The Taliban have sought to reassure Afghans that they’ve changed from 1996, when they ruled with a heavy hand. Men had to grow beards and women had to wear the all-encompassing burqa. Girls were denied education and entertainment like music and television were shunned…

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Top Tory Says Biden Blaming Britain for Kabul Terror Attack is ‘Reprehensible’

Former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith said that the Biden administration’s attempts to blame Britain for the Islamist suicide bombing at the Kabul airport are “reprehensible” and that the true blame lies with the embattled American president.

Leaked Pentagon notes obtained by POLITICO claimed that despite intelligence warnings of a potential terror attack, the American military decided to keep the Abbey Gate entrance to the Kabul airport open to allow British forces to continue evacuation efforts.

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Exclusive: Top Chinese Whistleblower Exposes COVID-19 as an Unrestricted Warfare Bioweapon

Persecuted virologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan joined The Alex Jones Show on Monday to explain how the Communist Chinese Party (CCP) and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) released COVID-19 upon the world to consolidate global power.

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Anti-Vaxxer and Anti-Lockdown Activist Monica Smit Charged With Incitement

A former reality TV wannabe turned vocal anti-vaxxer has spent the night behind bars after being charged by Victoria Police.

Monica Smit, who founded the Reignite Democracy Australia movement during Victoria’s deadly second wave last year, livestreamed her own arrest in Brighton on Tuesday before her phone was seized by police.

The 31-year-old was pulled over on New St about 1.20pm, and Springvale officers from Springvale informed her she was under arrest for incitement.

Ms Smit was taken to a police station and questioned before being charged with two counts of incitement and three counts of breaching the chief health officer’s directions.

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COVID Lockdown Protests Lead to More Than 150 Arrests Across NSW

Police responded to 79 protests across New South Wales on Tuesday, more than a third of which were held in the state’s north as part of coordinated demonstrations against lockdown measures.

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New Zealand: Police Arrest 19 People at 11 Small Lockdown Protests Across the Country

Nineteen people have been arrested following small anti-lockdown protests at 11 different locations across the country.

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said protesters gathered in small groups outside government and local council buildings, which resulted in the 19 arrests for failing to comply with alert level 4 restrictions.

The protest was organised on social media by Northlander Karen Brewer, who was one of two arrested in Northland outside council buildings in Kaikohe and Whangarei.

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“White People Are Evil and Racist” Says Somali Migrant Accused of Violently Assaulting Numerous Swedish Women

A Somali migrant in Sweden who was arrested for violently assaulting numerous women justified his behavior by asserting that “white people are evil and racist.”

Back in July, 23-year-old Mohammad (authorities are presumably hiding his surname) intercepted a woman visiting the Pallas gallery in central Borås by knocking her to the ground near an escalator.

According to FriaTider, the legal indictment then states that Mohammad took out his frustrations at “racism” by beating up several people, men and women, in the immediate area.

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152 of 169 Evacuated Afghans Applied for Protection in Czechia

Overall, 152 out of 169 Afghans brought on evacuation flights two weeks ago to the Czech Republic applied for asylum or subsidiary protection in the country.

Others have a different form of residence in the Czech Republic, the Czech Ministry of the Interior announced on Monday. At the end of the two-week quarantine, the applicants will relocate from the facility managed by the Ministry of Defense to the facility of the Ministry of the Interior.

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Bosnia’s Largest Indictment for Migrants Smuggling

Prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina charged 16 people for helping some 850 migrants illegally enter the EU by secretly crossing into Croatia, the Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.

Friday’s indictment is the largest for organized smuggling of illegal migrants in the country’s history. Prosecutors allege that the suspects acted as an organized group from September to December 2020. They allegedly took advantage of the Balkan country’s migrant crisis and received payments from people living abroad to help their relatives illegally cross the border.

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Czechia, As Well as Germany, Mulls Restoring Border Controls Due to Migration

If necessary, the Czech Republic would be ready to introduce border controls, said Czech Minister of the Interior Jan Hamacek in relation to illegal migration. His German counterpart, Horst Seehofer, expressed a similar opinion on Sunday. According to Prime Minister Andrej Babis, the Czech Republic is ready to fight illegal migration.

“We are assessing the migration situation very carefully. So far, we have no information that a big wave is coming. That does not mean that the Czech Republic and the Czech police are not ready. We have prepared plans in case it would be necessary to close part of the border or reintroduce border controls,” said Interior Minister and Social Democrat chairman Hamacek to the iDNES.cz news outlet.

“The Czech Republic is ready to introduce border controls if necessary,” he noted, adding that the country is able to introduce border controls in a matter of hours.

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Denmark to Fund for Combating Smuggling of Migrants

Islamabad: The government of Denmark signed a DKK 10 million partnership agreement with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) — UN Migration Agency in Pakistan to assist Pakistani authorities and build capacity to meet the challenges occurred on Pakistan as a result of irregular migration.

Under the signed partnership agreement, Denmark will provide funds to implement a comprehensive and coordinated response to combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SOM) in Pakistan.

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European Union Prepares to Counter Coming Afghan Migrant Crisis

European Union member-states are gearing up to counter a possible migrant crisis from Afghanistan, according to a draft statement that is set to be officially released on Tuesday.

The EU is looking not to repeat the 2015 migrant crisis which saw nearly one million people cross illegally into the bloc through Greece alone in the span of less than a year.

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German Minister Promises to Take in 70,000 Afghans

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has promised to take in at least 70,000 vulnerable people from Afghanistan, including human rights activists and journalists.

Foreign Minister Maas has announced that 70,000 people would be eligible for aid during a visit to Turkey, saying that Germany would not abandon those who could not make it onto flights at the airport in Kabul.

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Greek Coast Guard Intercepts Yacht, Sailboat With Migrants

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek coast guard authorities say they have intercepted a yacht carrying 124 people believed to be migrants just off the coast of the Cycladic island of Milos, nearly three days after intercepting nearly three dozen others in a sailboat on the coast of the southern Greek island of Kythira. The coast guard said it was tipped off by a member of the public about the yacht, which was located in the early hours of Tuesday near a beach on the southern coast of Milos. Both Milos and Kythira are far from the traditional migrant route, with Milos lying about 150 miles from the nearest Turkish coast, and Kythira about 250 miles.

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Report: Facebook to Suppress “Political” News

According to the latest report by Axios, Facebook is planning on cutting down political content, posts, and current events in the News Feed based on user feedback. The Big Tech company is also planning on running tests that include limiting political content that is displayed to its users on News Feeds outside the US as well.

Yet, it’s not known how Facebook will use this opportunity to decide which news to suppress.

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UK: London’s Woke Met Police Planning to Introduce Gender-Neutral Uniforms

London’s Metropolitan Police has been accused of pandering to the woke mob as reports have emerged that the force plans on introducing gender-neutral uniforms for officers.

Amid alleged concerns over gender-specific uniforms being in breach of the 2010 Equality Act, Britain’s largest police force has reportedly launched a review into updating uniform standards to cater for so-called non-binary or gender fluid cops.

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YouTube Refuses to Give Specific Reasons Why it Deleted Popular Coppercab Channel

Popular YouTuber CopperCab, who rose to fame in 2010 for posting the legendary “Gingers do have souls” video, was devastated to tears after YouTube removed his channel. YouTube was not specific about what led to his channel being banned.

After his 2010 “Gingers do have souls” video, CopperCab’s Youtube channel blew up, reaching 300,000 subscribers. But all that was lost after YouTube permanently deleted his channel.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/31/2021

  1. 38-year-old Swedish writer Christina Rikardsson was shocked when she saw her book in Russian. On the cover, a Russian publisher changed her skin color – she was bleached. “I was very angry and incredibly saddened by the ignorance of the Russians,” the writer said indignantly.

    Christina Rikardsson’s autobiographical book Never Stop Going (A second chance for Christina in Russian) has become a worldwide success. The path of a child from a Brazilian cave, through the slums of São Paulo to the small village of Windeln in Västerbotten, Sweden, has been translated into 14 languages.

    https://swedinfo.ru/novosti-stokgolma/3969-shvedskaya-pisatelnitsa-shokirovana-nevezhestvom-russkikh

  2. Re Article : UK Sinister Minister

    Gavin Williamson is Secretary of state for Education not a health care Minister. The SoS for Health is Sajid Javid – a very competent Minister.

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