Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/4/2021

Austin William Lanz, the young man who allegedly killed a policeman at the Pentagon yesterday, may have shot himself with the policeman’s gun. There are conflicting reports of which bullet actually killed Mr. Lanz.

In other news, the British government is preparing to “vaccinate” 16- and 17-year-olds without their parents’ consent.

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Financial Crisis
» Private Companies Added 330,000 Jobs in July, According to ADP, Far Short of the 653,000 Estimate
 
USA
» As Media Push Critical Race Theory, Ayaan Hirsi Ali Fears Curriculum Will Teach Children to ‘Hate Each Other’’
» Biden Admin is ‘Intimately Involved’ With Critical Race Theory, Former Trump Official Says
» Boston Mayor Says De Blasio’s NYC Vaccine Mandate is Reminiscent of Slavery
» Breaking: Biden Admin Expected to Make Vaccination Mandatory for All Active Duty Soldiers
» Breaking: DeSantis Slams Biden Over COVID Overreach: ‘Why Don’t You Do Your Job?’
» Children Under 12 Exempt From NYC’s New Indoor Vaccine Requirements
» CNN Medical Analyst: “We Can’t Trust the Unvaccinated”
» CNN’s Viewership Plummets to New Lows
» De Blasio Defends Controversial Vaccine Passports as NYC Businesses Brace for Loss of Patrons
» FBI: Pentagon Suspect Attacked Officer ‘Without Provocation, ‘ Shot Himself With Officer’s Gun
» Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance Joins Odysee After YouTube Censorship
» Ken Burns Hopes Mark Zuckerberg is Jailed for Allowing “Misinformation” To Spread
» Marist Poll Finds 59% Believe Cuomo Should Resign, Protests Ongoing
» NBC Wonders: Where Are the Olympic Viewers This Year?
» New York AG Report: HRC President and Time’s Up Co-Founder Helped Cuomo Office Find Dirt on Accuser
» NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Political Odds Shift After Report Backs Sex Claims
» Parents Protest Against Mask Requirements in Jefferson County School District
» Senator Introduces Legislation to Mandate Voter ID for States That Mandate Vaccine Passports
» Suspect in Killing of Pentagon Officer Tried to Join Marines, Was Recently Arrested, Officials Say
» The Great Reset: The Global Elite’s Plan to Radically Remake Our Economic and Social Lives
» U.S. Crime App Citizen Rolls Out First Paid Tool, Connecting Users to Safety Agents
» Video: Rand Paul Calls NIH Director “Stupid” After Call to Wear Masks at Home
» ‘Vigilantism’ A Fear in Wake of New Laws
» Vigilantes in Lycoming County Pursue Alleged Child Predators
» Watch: AOC Masks Up for Photo-Op—instantly Removes it After
» ‘Why Stay?’: Law Enforcement Advocates Explain Exodus From Police Forces
 
Canada
» CBC Demands More Money From Trudeau After Ad Revenue Plummets Again
» Kamloops City Council Concerned Public Will Turn to Vigilantism
» Mandatory Vaccines Would Equal ‘Loss of Fundamental Rights, ‘ Says Parliamentary Report
» Trudeau’s Censorship Czar Deletes Tweet Falsely Claiming Bill C-10 Criticism Was ‘Misinformation Campaign’
 
Europe and the EU
» Czechia: It is Time for Further Sanctions Against the Lukashenko Regime, Says Foreign Minister Kulhanek
» Donald Tusk Opposes Pay Raises for Polish Politicians Despite Earning 17 Times as Much While President of the European Council
» ‘Fever Swamps of Liberal Twittersphere’ Rage Against Hungary Over Tucker Carlson Visit
» Former Papal Nuncio Brands Pope Francis ‘Liquidator of the Catholic Church’
» France: ‘You Will See What a Real Muslim is’ — Man in Police Custody Threatened to Kill ‘Disbelievers’
» ‘Germany Must Die’: Far-Leftists Desecrate First World War Memorial
» German Greens Are Preparing the Biggest Climate Package in History, Including a Ministry for Climate
» MMA’s Darren Till Refuses to be Canceled After Being Reported to UK Police Over Meme
» Scotland: Minister Reports South Asian-Owned Nursery to Authority for ‘White Supremacy’
» UK Govt Prepares to Vaccinate 16 and 17-Year-Olds Without Need for Parental Consent
» UK Govt Climate Cheerleader ‘Doesn’t Fancy’ Slow-Charging Electric Cars
» Wave of Attacks on Vaccination Points in Poland
 
North Africa
» Algerian Government Shuts Down Three Christian Churches
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Health Official Tells Grandparents: “Don’t Go Anywhere Near Your Grandkids”
» China Mocks Australia’s Draconian Restrictions After Sydney Used Police Helicopters and the Army to Enforce Its ‘Zero COVID’ Lockdown With Just 17% of Adults Vaccinated
» Extinction Rebellion Protests Cause Peak-Hour Traffic Drama on Kings Ave
» Extinction Rebellion Protesters Surround Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s Office
» Major Fruit and Veg Company is the First Australian Firm to Demand Staff Arrange to be Vaccinated Against Coronavirus Within Six Weeks or be Banned From Working
» Married Couple Who ‘Broke Sydney’s Lockdown by Leaving a COVID Hotspot to Visit a Commonwealth Bank Branch Are Arrested After Husband ‘Refuses to Sign in Using a QR Code’
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» 36 Killed in Phoenix During Unrest: South African Police Minister
» South Africa: Vigilantism: Police Find Another Burnt Body in Eastern Cape
 
Immigration
» Belarus Unleashes Iraqi Migrants on Lithuania
» European Court Orders Austria to Halt Deportation to Afghanistan
» Lithuanian Border Guards Allowed to Use Violence When Returning Migrants to Belarus
» Lithuania Begins Sending Illegal Migrants Back to Belarus
» Question of Afghan Criminals Causes Rift Within German Government
» UK: Farage Blasts Pay Rises for Border Force and Home Office Amid Migrant Failure
» UK: Migrants Boast of Dodging Quarantine Rules to Go Shopping as Security Guards ‘Admit They Don’t Know Who is Supposed to be Self-Isolating’…
» Video: Biden Confronted on Allowing ‘Untested and Unvaccinated’ Illegals Into U.S.
 
Culture Wars
» Hungary Tells EU it Has No Business Telling Hungarians How to Raise Their Kids
» Hungary Fights Back Against EU LGBT Push: Raising of Children the ‘Exclusive Right of Hungarian Parents’
» Mastodon Launches Official IOS App
» Trans YouTuber Chris Chan to be Jailed With Female Inmates Despite Allegedly Raping 79-Year-Old Mother
 

Private Companies Added 330,000 Jobs in July, According to ADP, Far Short of the 653,000 Estimate

Job creation at private companies tumbled in July as fears mounted over the spreading Covid-19 delta variant, payroll processing firm ADP reported Wednesday.

Employers added 330,000 positions for the month, a sharp deceleration from the downwardly revised 680,000 in June. It’s also well below the 653,000 Dow Jones estimate. June’s final total fell from the initial estimate of 692,000.

July’s job growth was also the smallest gain since February.

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

As Media Push Critical Race Theory, Ayaan Hirsi Ali Fears Curriculum Will Teach Children to ‘Hate Each Other’’

Somali-Dutch scholar and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali did not mince words regarding her feelings about critical race theory in an interview with Fox News, calling it a “nihilistic” practice that will teach children to “hate” one another.

Ali is concerned about America’s trend toward “wokeness,” which she said is all about stoking division.

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

Biden Admin is ‘Intimately Involved’ With Critical Race Theory, Former Trump Official Says

A probe into the Biden administration will reveal that government officials “are intimately involved with critical race theory” and the ideology’s advocates, a former top Trump administration official told Fox News in an exclusive interview.

Russ Vought, the former Office of Management and Budget director, last week demanded the Department of Education hand over records that could potentially show ties between the Biden administration and the Abolitionist Teaching Network, a pro-critical race theory group.

“We want to know the extent to which the connections are there within the federal bureaucracy,” Vought, who now heads the Center for Renewing America, a conservative think tank, told Fox News.

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Boston Mayor Says De Blasio’s NYC Vaccine Mandate is Reminiscent of Slavery

Following New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s announcement that New Yorkers will have to show proof of vaccination to enter most indoor businesses, the mayor of Boston said her city would not be following suit, claiming that the move is reminiscent of slavery.

When asked on Tuesday about New York City’s new mandate requiring proof of vaccination to enter indoor restaurants, gyms, and entertainment venues, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said “there’s a long history” in the United States of people “needing to show their papers,” according to WCVB.

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Breaking: Biden Admin Expected to Make Vaccination Mandatory for All Active Duty Soldiers

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is likely to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all active-duty troops this week. This comes after President Joe Biden asked the military to examine how and when to make that happen on July 29.

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

Breaking: DeSantis Slams Biden Over COVID Overreach: ‘Why Don’t You Do Your Job?’

During a press conference on Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed President Joe Biden over his handling of the continually growing crisis at the southern border.

“Why don’t you do your job? Why don’t you get this border secure? And until you do that, I don’t wanna hear a blip about COVID from you, thank you,” said DeSantis.

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Children Under 12 Exempt From NYC’s New Indoor Vaccine Requirements

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that kids under 12 would not be required to show proof of vaccination as he institutes restrictions on unvaccinated peoples’ use of indoor spaces.

On Tuesday, de Blasio set forth a new plan, which has been dubbed the “Key to NYC Pass,” requiring both workers and customers in indoor dining, fitness, and entertainment settings to show proof of vaccination, or otherwise be denied entry.

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CNN Medical Analyst: “We Can’t Trust the Unvaccinated”

CNN medical analyst Leana Wen further entrenched the two tier society when she blamed people who hadn’t taken the jab for a COVID-19 “surge” while asserting “we can’t trust the unvaccinated.”

Wen made the comments during an appearance on Democracy Now.

“When vaccinated and unvaccinated people are mixing, unless there is proof of vaccination, everybody should still be wearing masks,” said Wen.

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CNN’s Viewership Plummets to New Lows

CNN’s popularity continues to plummet as viewership sinks to new lows. From July 28 to August 3, the network failed to reach 1 million viewers, according to Nielsen data.

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De Blasio Defends Controversial Vaccine Passports as NYC Businesses Brace for Loss of Patrons

New York City businesses are concerned as Mayor de Blasio announced a “first in the nation” vaccine mandate on Tuesday for many indoor businesses and workplaces.

Businesses affected include the city’s 26,000 restaurants as well as gyms, and concert venues, including the 41 renowned theatres on Broadway.

New Yorkers will have to use Cuomo’s “Excelsior Pass,” vaccine passport, or their CDC vaccination card, which contains personal information, in order to access the events.

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FBI: Pentagon Suspect Attacked Officer ‘Without Provocation, ‘ Shot Himself With Officer’s Gun

The FBI says that in addition to an officer and suspect who died during the attack, a civilian bystander suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

WASHINGTON — After more than 24 hours of receiving little information on what exactly led to the death of two men at the Pentagon Metro Bus station Tuesday, the FBI Washington Field Office has concluded that the suspect in the attack shot himself using a Pentagon officer’s gun.

According to the FBI, a man exited a bus at the Pentagon Transit Center around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday and “immediately, without provocation, attacked” a Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) officer, later identified as George Gonzalez, with a knife.

“A struggle ensued, in which the subject mortally wounded Officer Gonzalez and then shot himself with the officer’s service weapon,” the FBI tweeted Wednesday. “Other PFPA officers engaged the subject, who ultimately died at the scene.”

The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Austin William Lanz of Acworth, Georgia. While the FBI confirms Lanz died on scene, it’s not yet clear if his use of Officer Gonzalez’s gun — to shoot himself — caused his death or if he was also shot by responding officers…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance Joins Odysee After YouTube Censorship

Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to developing treatment protocols for COVID-19, has started migrating its video library to the blockchain-based video sharing platform Odysee after YouTube took down one of its recent videos.

“YouTube took down another of our videos today,” Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance tweeted. “The good news? Our videos have taken up permanent, uncensored residence in a much more hospitable neighborhood. We’re at the corner of @OdyseeTeam Trail & Free Speech Lane…next to the Right to Know Cafe.”

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

Ken Burns Hopes Mark Zuckerberg is Jailed for Allowing “Misinformation” To Spread

The New York Times asked documentary filmmaker Ken Burns what he thought of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and he didn’t hold back.

Burns spoke on the podcast “Sway” with Kara Swisher of the New York Times on Aug. 2 to discuss his current project, a film on boxing star Muhammad Ali, which premieres on PBS Sept. 19. However, the discussion spanned a wide variety of topics, including Burns’ strong views on social media companies.

He was asked about failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in the interview on Monday and the documentary director Ken Burns called Zuckerberg a “enemy of the state” who deserves to be in jail.

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

Marist Poll Finds 59% Believe Cuomo Should Resign, Protests Ongoing

NEW YORK (WABC) — A Marist snap poll conducted Tuesday night shows 59% of New Yorkers — including 52% of registered Democrats — believe Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign following the attorney general’s report detailing sexual harassment allegations.

If he does not resign, 59% of New Yorkers say he should be impeached, while 32% believe he should serve out the rest of his term.

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NBC Wonders: Where Are the Olympic Viewers This Year?

NEW YORK (AP) — For most nights at the Tokyo Olympics, NBC’s prime time coverage is drawing about half the audience that the Games had in Rio de Janeiro five years ago.

The numbers are sobering: Sunday’s NBC audience of 13 million was down 51% from the 26.7 million who watched the corresponding night in Rio. Saturday night was down 57%, last Wednesday down 53% and Tuesday down 58%, the Nielsen company said.

NBC’s best night last week, when it reached 16.2 million on Thursday, was still down 43% from Rio, Nielsen said.

[Comment: Go woke, go broke.]

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New York AG Report: HRC President and Time’s Up Co-Founder Helped Cuomo Office Find Dirt on Accuser

The recently released New York Attorney General’s report revealed that members of Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office sought assistance from Human Rights Campaign president Alphonso David and Time’s Up co-founder Roberta Kaplan to smear one of the governor’s accusers.

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Political Odds Shift After Report Backs Sex Claims

The top political story for Tuesday in the United States was an independent investigation that found credible numerous sexual harassment claims made against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. As that damning 165-page report dropped late Tuesday morning, so too did the embattled governor’s chances in political betting and trading markets.

[Comment: The article further down gives the odds of Governor Cuomo remaining in office.]

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Parents Protest Against Mask Requirements in Jefferson County School District

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A group of parents are protesting the Jefferson County School District’s mask requirements for students who are not old enough to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The group began gathering at 9 a.m. Wednesday outside of the Jefferson County Public Health Department.

In July, the district notified parents that students who are under 12 will be required to wear masks indoors for the Fall semester because they are not old enough to get vaccinated.

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Senator Introduces Legislation to Mandate Voter ID for States That Mandate Vaccine Passports

After New York City announced that it will mandate vaccine passports for entry to events and even restaurants and gyms, a Republican Senator has introduced a bill that would make it mandatory for any state using a vaccine pass system to also use a voter ID system.

The government mandated vaccine pass, which is being called the “Key to NYC Pass,” will become effective later this month and will also apply to employees of businesses using it.

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

Suspect in Killing of Pentagon Officer Tried to Join Marines, Was Recently Arrested, Officials Say

The suspect, identified by multiple law enforcement officials as Austin William Lanz, was killed Tuesday after stabbing the officer in the neck, authorities said.

A man suspected of fatally stabbing a Pentagon police officer outside the Pentagon Metro entrance tried to join the U.S. Marines and had recently been charged in Georgia with aggravated battery on police, making a terrorist threat and other counts, authorities said.

The man, identified by multiple law enforcement officials as Austin William Lanz, 27, of Georgia, was killed Tuesday morning after investigators said he stabbed the officer multiple times in the neck.

The slain officer, identified by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency on Wednesday as George Gonzalez, fired on Lanz. However, it was unclear if Gonzalez or another officer hit the assailant with gunfire.

The officer, an Army veteran, joined the Pentagon Force Protection Agency in July 2018 and was promoted twice.

“A gregarious officer, he was well-liked and respected by his fellow officers,” the agency said in a statement…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

The Great Reset: The Global Elite’s Plan to Radically Remake Our Economic and Social Lives

The Great Reset is upon us…or at least the powers that be are trying to bring it out. What was once a fringe “conspiracy theory” is now on display plain as day for everyone to see. The economic, political, academic, and media elites around the world are leveraging the chaos, confusion, and restrictions on liberty from the COVID-19 lockdowns and using them to radically alter society around the world.

What will this change look like? The global elites want to create a society of renters who own nothing, while also pushing a social agenda that would be unpopular with the unwashed masses and difficult to implement in a society with a broad, ownership-based middle class. What this means is that you would rent not just your home, but also your phone, computer, car (though you probably will “carshare,” the term for renting a car when you need one for an extended period and summoning one when you need it for a ride), and even the pots and pans you cook with.

           — Hat tip: AA [Return to headlines]
 

U.S. Crime App Citizen Rolls Out First Paid Tool, Connecting Users to Safety Agents

Aug 3 (Reuters) — U.S. crime alert app Citizen is launching its first paid feature, offering subscribers access to a live safety agent when they are in “stressful or uncertain situations.”

Citizen uses crowd-sourced content and police scanner traffic to notify users in the United States of local incidents. It has been criticized for promoting vigilantism, particularly after it posted a $30,000 reward to find a man wrongly suspected of arson in May.

The new feature, called Protect, can monitor a subscriber’s location if they feel unsafe or connect them through video or text with a Citizen employee who can escalate calls to 911 or first responders.

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

Video: Rand Paul Calls NIH Director “Stupid” After Call to Wear Masks at Home

Senator Rand Paul denounced “stupid” comments made on CNN by National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins, after the direct underling of Anthony Fauci declared that parents with children under the age of 12 should wear face masks INSIDE their own homes.

Appearing on Fox News, an exasperated Paul urged “How can people who are so smart say such stupid things?”

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‘Vigilantism’ A Fear in Wake of New Laws

PORT ANGELES — A state legislator and the Clallam County sheriff painted dire pictures Wednesday in depicting a use-of-force police reform bill that went into effect Sunday.

State Rep. Mike Chapman said HB 1310 may soon be clarified by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson in a manner that will make it less onerous.

The Port Angeles Democrat, who said he has received heat from his constituents for voting against it and six other police reform bills, and Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict, a critic of HB 1310, gave their takes on the measure at a virtual county Economic Development Council “Coffee with Colleen” meeting

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Vigilantes in Lycoming County Pursue Alleged Child Predators

Williamsport, Pa. — At least four Lycoming County arrests in the past three months stem from acts of apparent vigilantism: civilians going rogue to arrange and film incriminating encounters with alleged internet sex predators.

“Vigilante” is defined as “any individual who acts outside of legal authority, often violently, to punish or avenge a crime, right a perceived wrong, etc.,” according to the Webster’s New World College Dictionary used by the Associated Press.

In Lycoming County, vigilantes use social media to communicate with individuals suspected to be predators — a relatively common phenomenon nationwide, according to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE).

[Comment: Article dated this past April.]

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Watch: AOC Masks Up for Photo-Op—instantly Removes it After

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) opted to wear a mask while in a large crowd, except she did so just for a photo op, and immediately took it off after the picture was taken.

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‘Why Stay?’: Law Enforcement Advocates Explain Exodus From Police Forces

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — Law enforcement has always been a difficult job but over the past year, more police officers are leaving the profession.

The problem has been acute for large cities. Seattle lost 200 officers, leaving a force of 1,080 to police a city of 725,000 people. New York City lost 15% of its force last year, or about 5,300 officers. Over 200 officers have resigned or taken leave from the Minneapolis Police Department in the year following the killing of George Floyd. The Louisville, Ky. Police Department shrank by 20% in 2020, after police were charged with the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

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

CBC Demands More Money From Trudeau After Ad Revenue Plummets Again

CBC advertising revenues plummeted again in 2020. This comes after Canada’s Heritage Ministry admitted that a half-billion dollar bailout to mainstream media and other newspapers did not create jobs as promised.

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Kamloops City Council Concerned Public Will Turn to Vigilantism

A new Facebook group in Kamloops is gaining a lot of attention from city councillors, which is exactly what it wants.

But not this kind.

Kamloops Citizens for Change started only a month ago but already has 1,900 members in on the cause.

“This group is for Kamloops citizens who are done with the crime and drug use in our city,” is the group’s credo. “We are a law/rule abiding group who want to make a change.”

It’s filled with 344 posts of people angry with the current state of crime and lawlessness in the Tournament Capital and vowing not to take it anymore. While they’re only up in arms digitally, it has some city councillors concerned that won’t be enough for them.

“No one wants to see an unfortunate situation like what happened to Jessie Simpson a few years ago,” Coun. Sadie Hunter said at a council meeting, July 20.

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Mandatory Vaccines Would Equal ‘Loss of Fundamental Rights, ‘ Says Parliamentary Report

Mandatory vaccines would equate to a loss of “fundamental rights,” the Library of Parliament wrote in a report released on Tuesday, reports Blacklock’s Reporter.

According to the Vaccination Certificates and Fundamental Rights report, researchers say that those who are unable to be vaccinated are among those in the country who need their rights protected the most.

“People who cannot be vaccinated or live with a disease or disability are among those who need the most fundamental rights protections to ensure they are treated equally,” wrote researchers.

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Trudeau’s Censorship Czar Deletes Tweet Falsely Claiming Bill C-10 Criticism Was ‘Misinformation Campaign’

Liberal Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault received public pushback from an academic on Twitter, with the minister quietly deleting a tweet that accused public outrage over the censorious Bill C-10 of being part of a “misinformation campaign.”

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

Czechia: It is Time for Further Sanctions Against the Lukashenko Regime, Says Foreign Minister Kulhanek

The European Union should extend sanctions against the authoritarian regime of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek said in response to the aggravated situation on the Belarusian-Lithuanian border. He also stated that Czechia would accept 80 persecuted Belarusian students.

In recent days, European politicians have been dealing with the situation on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border, where hundreds of migrants flow every week. The Lithuanian authorities point out that the Belarussian regime is arranging planes for illegal migrants into the country and then brings them directly to the Lithuanian border to take revenge on the EU for imposing sanctions.

The head of Czech diplomacy suggested hardening the stance against Lukashenko. “I am in favor of extending sanctions,” Kulhanek said, adding that there might be support among European ministers for this step.

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

Donald Tusk Opposes Pay Raises for Polish Politicians Despite Earning 17 Times as Much While President of the European Council

The president’s ordinance concerning pay raises for Polish MPs, the prime minister, members of government and speakers of the Sejm and senate has been written into the Journal of Laws.

The PM is meant to now have a gross income of EUR 4,400 (instead of EUR 3,075) and MPs and senators will now earn EUR 2,636 (instead of EUR 1,757).

Civic Platform (PO) spokesman Jan Grabiec declared that his party will file a draft bill project meant to block the raises. The party’s leader Donald Tusk also commented on the matter on social media — he thanked PO’s leadership for their unanimous decision to block the new bill.

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

‘Fever Swamps of Liberal Twittersphere’ Rage Against Hungary Over Tucker Carlson Visit

Hungary is bearing the brunt of the anger of the “fever swamps of the liberal Twittersphere” after FNC’s Tucker Carlson announced he would be hosting his show from Budapest this week.

The Central European country is led by a popular national conservative-led government which has already earned the lasting ire of the left-liberal establishment in the European Union for refusing to implement the bloc’s mandatory migrant redistribution quotas, denouncing billionaire plutocrat George Soros as “one of the most corrupt people in the world” and calling out the European politicians and institutions which “serve” him, and implementing a generous system of tax breaks and financial support for parents to encourage family formation — explicitly as an alternative to mass immigration.

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Former Papal Nuncio Brands Pope Francis ‘Liquidator of the Catholic Church’

ROME — The former papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, has issued a scathing indictment of Pope Francis, calling him “the head of the most extremist faction of progressivism.”

In an hour-long video message posted to YouTube earlier this week, Archbishop Viganò attacks the pope’s July 16 letter restricting the use of the Traditional Latin Mass, which Viganò calls the “highest and most sacred expression of prayer.”

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France: ‘You Will See What a Real Muslim is’ — Man in Police Custody Threatened to Kill ‘Disbelievers’

A Muslim man in French gendarmes’ custody for threats has been sentenced for further threatening police and vowing to kill “disbelievers.”

The 37-year-old Muslim man was sentenced to a year in prison after making death threats toward French gendarmes in Chambly in early July of this year, after he had already been arrested for sending death threats to his ex-wife on social media.

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‘Germany Must Die’: Far-Leftists Desecrate First World War Memorial

A far-left extremist group have desecrated a memorial to soldiers who fought in the First World War in Hamburg, painting over parts of the monument to make it state “Germany must die”.

The far-left group “Antikoloniale Attacke” (Anti-Colonial Attack) took responsibility for the attack on the memorial on Twitter on Monday writing, “Our goal is to strengthen the ability of migrants to act and places in Germany characterized by colonialism stand in our way.”

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German Greens Are Preparing the Biggest Climate Package in History, Including a Ministry for Climate

The German Greens are preparing to take part in the next government and have presented their radical plans to combat the climate crisis, which they have described as the “task of the century”, according to party co-chair Annalena Baerbock.

Baerbock discussed the largest climate package the country has ever seen. At stake are, for example, the establishment of a kind of ideological surveillance, that being a special ministry for climate protection which would be able to oppose anti-climate proposals.

In addition, the party wants to take the path of redistribution as it intends, for example, to increase the minimum wage for low-income people who will be most affected by the green transformation, Die Welt reported.

[Comment: God help Germany and the world if the Greens come to power.]

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MMA’s Darren Till Refuses to be Canceled After Being Reported to UK Police Over Meme

On Monday, July 26, Darren Till, the British mixed martial artist, posted a meme that has been extremely popular in recent months, showing a “pregnant” transgender woman getting a baby scan with the comment “have a wonderful week everyone #positivity.”

According to the Liverpool Echo, a local news outlet, the post insulted the idea of transgender pregnancy.

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Scotland: Minister Reports South Asian-Owned Nursery to Authority for ‘White Supremacy’

Scotland’s health secretary Humza Yousaf has reported a nursery to authorities, alleging that the daycare center discriminated against his south Asian daughter. However, it’s been revealed that the accused nursery is owned by South Asians.

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UK Govt Prepares to Vaccinate 16 and 17-Year-Olds Without Need for Parental Consent

Sixteen and 17-year-olds should be offered vaccination against the Chinese coronavirus without their parents’ consent, government scientists have said.

According to a government press release, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised on Wednesday that minors aged 16 and over can receive the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, affecting around 1.4 million children.

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UK Govt Climate Cheerleader ‘Doesn’t Fancy’ Slow-Charging Electric Cars

The public face of the British government’s Cop26 UN climate change conference has said she won’t get an electric car yet because they take too long to charge, so she’ll stick to her old diesel car, instead.

Allegra Stratton, the establishment media veteran who formerly was Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s press secretary, defended her decision to keep her “third-hand” eight-year-old diesel Volkswagen Golf, because she would need to stop during her long trips to visit family to charge an electric car, which could risk waking her children from their naps.

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Wave of Attacks on Vaccination Points in Poland

In Zamosc in Eastern Poland, a mobile vaccination point and the local sanitary HQ were set on fire on Sunday night. The police has increased surveillance over vaccination points throughout the region. Increasing monitoring and police control in vaccination points in the Lubelskie Voivodship has also been announced. Simultaneously, the police are currently searching for the culprit, who has been filmed by CCTV camera.

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Algerian Government Shuts Down Three Christian Churches

Authorities of the Islamic nation of Algeria have closed down three Christian churches in what critics describe as “direct violations of the right to religious freedom,” Crux reported Tuesday.

According to Kelsey Zorzi, director of the global religious freedom office of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), these recent church closures would be “part of a larger scheme to interfere with and ultimately drive out religious minority groups.”

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Australian Health Official Tells Grandparents: “Don’t Go Anywhere Near Your Grandkids”

Queensland’s top health official has warned grandparents “don’t go anywhere near your grandkids” as Australia continues to struggle with its highly controversial ‘zero COVID’ policy which has necessitated endless lockdowns.

Chief Health Officer (CHO) Jeannette Young made the statement after the delta variant spread to four schools in the Australian state.

“If you’re a grandparent of one of these kids, one of these households, and you haven’t been vaccinated, please don’t go anywhere near your grandkids,” Young told reporters.

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China Mocks Australia’s Draconian Restrictions After Sydney Used Police Helicopters and the Army to Enforce Its ‘Zero COVID’ Lockdown With Just 17% of Adults Vaccinated

Chinese state outlets are the latest to mock Australia for its draconian ‘Zero Covid’ restrictions that have seen police using helicopters to tell people disperse populated areas and leave beaches.

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Extinction Rebellion Protests Cause Peak-Hour Traffic Drama on Kings Ave

Climate protesters blocked traffic on Kings Avenue Bridge on Wednesday evening, after assembling in front of the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment in Canberra.

It follows Tuesday protests that blocked the corner of Marcus Clarke and Barry Drive in Civic.

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Extinction Rebellion Protesters Surround Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s Office

Climate protesters have caused chaos at the Melbourne office of Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, setting of flares as they called for greater government action on climate change.

In dramatic scenes, the protesters from Extinction Rebellion protesters stormed the roof of the office and unfurled a large banner and set off flares.

Other members of the rebel group glued and and chained themselves to the office doors.

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Major Fruit and Veg Company is the First Australian Firm to Demand Staff Arrange to be Vaccinated Against Coronavirus Within Six Weeks or be Banned From Working

Staff at food and vegetable producer SPC’s factory in regional Victoria must be fully immunised by the end of November, the firm said in an Australia-first announcement on Thursday.

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Married Couple Who ‘Broke Sydney’s Lockdown by Leaving a COVID Hotspot to Visit a Commonwealth Bank Branch Are Arrested After Husband ‘Refuses to Sign in Using a QR Code’

A southwest Sydney couple have been charged with a string of offences after allegedly breaching Covid restrictions by travelling 44km to a bank in the city’s inner-west.

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36 Killed in Phoenix During Unrest: South African Police Minister

The unrest which descended into vigilantism particularly in Phoenix, Durban claimed 36 lives in that area alone, South African Police Minister Bheki Cele revealed on Tuesday at a briefing in Durban.

“Our investigations show that 30 of those who were killed were shot,” he said, adding that two died after being burnt, one was stabbed to death and one “was run over by a motor vehicle” and two others died from the brutal injuries they sustained after being assaulted.

“Police are investigating 52 cases of attempted murder and probing nine cases of common assault and 16 cases of assaults,” he noted.

Cele said while the unrest that affected Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal saw the burning and the damage of property and infrastructure, Phoenix became the “epicentre of heinous criminal and racist incidents”.

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South Africa: Vigilantism: Police Find Another Burnt Body in Eastern Cape

Centane police opened a murder case following the discovery of a burnt body at the Sisonke Township in Centane on Tuesday, 3 August. The police believe the incident may be related to community vigilantism. A burnt body was also found near the same area a fortnight ago, on 20 July.

Police Discover Another Burnt Body

According to South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa, the police were alerted to an incident on Tuesday night and on arrival, they found the burnt body of a man at Sisonke Township, Phase 4 in Centane.

“On further investigation, police received information that he was allegedly chased by community members,” said Mawisa. The circumstances around the incident are being investigated and no arrests have been made thus far.

Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu condemned the incident and said those that take the law into their own hands “will face the full might of the law.”

Last month, the acting district commissioner of the Amathole District, was condemning a similar incident.

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Belarus Unleashes Iraqi Migrants on Lithuania

The policy of deliberately encouraging migration appears to be the Belarussian regime’s response against the Baltic country — and by extension, the European Union, which is imposing sanctions on Belarus because of it.

Recently, Lithuanian police dispersed illegal immigrants with tear gas and a water cannon, according to Euronews. The incident took place in temporary camps set up at the Belarusian border, where the refugees protested against their crowded conditions.

This year alone, nearly 4,000 migrants arrived from Belarus, although in 2020 that number was only 81. Two-thirds of them are Iraqi citizens who came through the Belarus capital, Minsk. Lithuanian and EU leaders accuse the Belarusian authorities of organizing illegal border crossings. More and more planes are flying between Iraq and Minsk.

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European Court Orders Austria to Halt Deportation to Afghanistan

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) brought an injunction against the Austrian government to stop the deportation of an Afghan national, claiming the security situation in the country is currently too unstable.

Austrian had rejected the Afghan’s asylum claim and planned to deport him before the European court’s ruling.

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Lithuanian Border Guards Allowed to Use Violence When Returning Migrants to Belarus

Lithuanian border guards began returning migrants to Belarus on Tuesday night by order of the minister of the interior. They were supported by the military police and dog handlers. Border guards, who are allowed to use violence if necessary, returned several groups of refugees from the border during the night.

Vilnius accuses the authoritarian Belarusian regime of sending people to Lithuania in an organized manner, especially from Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries or from Africa. According to the European Union Border Protection Agency (Frontex), which helps Lithuania cope with the situation, a Belarusian border guard vehicle accompanied a group of migrants walking to the Lithuanian border.

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Lithuania Begins Sending Illegal Migrants Back to Belarus

The Lithuanian Border Guard has begun sending illegal migrants back to Belarus. Officers may also direct the foreigners to the closest border control point or diplomatic mission. The ministry of interior affairs permitted such actions on Monday.

Deputy Minister of the Interior Arnoldas Abramavicius told Lithuanian public radio LRT that border guard officers have already sent back dozens of migrants. Nevertheless, close to 200 illegal migrants that have crossed the border have been detained.

“The state border must be protected from illegal crossings by any legal means necessary. The crossings are currently being treated as a tool for hybrid aggression against Lithuania,” the ministry wrote in an official statement, emphasizing that those who attempt to cross the border in prohibited areas will be treated as persons attempting to commit a crime.

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Question of Afghan Criminals Causes Rift Within German Government

In a recent interview, Armin Laschet, the CDU and CSU’s joint candidate for chancellor, surprised many observers by saying that Afghan criminals should have their asylum status revoked in the event that they commit offenses in Germany, and subsequently should be deported to their country of origin. The opinion comes only days after Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz shared the same opinion in light of the brutal rape and murder of a 13-year-old Austrian girl committed by four Afghans.

In an interview for the German newspaper Bild, Laschet said that the German government is paying close attention to developments in Afghanistan, where Islamist Taliban forces are gaining ever more ground after the withdrawal of NATO troops from the country. “The situation requires a continuous reevaluation and considerable action with regards to repatriations. However, our course is still unambiguous: those committing crimes in Germany would forfeit their right to remain in the country as our guests,” stated Laschet. He vowed not to make any exceptions because “criminals should continue to be consistently deported, even to Afghanistan.”

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UK: Farage Blasts Pay Rises for Border Force and Home Office Amid Migrant Failure

Home Office and Border Force officials should not receive pay rises as they have thoroughly failed to take control of the ever-growing illegal migrant crisis in the English Channel, Brexit leader Nigel Farage has said.

Senior immigration figures at the Home Office and Border Force have seen their salaries rise by as much as £10,000.

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UK: Migrants Boast of Dodging Quarantine Rules to Go Shopping as Security Guards ‘Admit They Don’t Know Who is Supposed to be Self-Isolating’…

[…]While the number arriving hits 10,000 and Priti Patel visits Greece to try stem the tide

Migrants have boasted of dodging quarantine due to poor security at hotels being paid for by the British taxpayer, reports say.

Some admitted they left their rooms and were allowed to go shopping amid confusion among guards over who was supposed to be self-isolating.

It comes despite Britons returning from trips abroad having to lock themselves away for ten days with police checking up on them and daily phone calls.

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Video: Biden Confronted on Allowing ‘Untested and Unvaccinated’ Illegals Into U.S.

Joe Biden failed to provide a logical answer when confronted Tuesday by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, who asked “what is the thinking behind letting untested and unvaccinated migrants” into the U.S. en mass.

After Biden made remarks about borders not being able to stop the pandemic, Doocy countered with a slam dunk.

“You just said there is no wall high enough and no ocean wide enough to protect us from the virus. So what is the thinking behind letting untested and unvaccinated migrants cross the southern border into U.S. cities in record numbers?” Doocy asked Biden.

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Hungary Tells EU it Has No Business Telling Hungarians How to Raise Their Kids

The Hungarian government has informed the EU it has no business telling Hungarians how to raise their kids following the globalist body’s interference over the teaching of LGBT issues in schools.

A law passed by Hungary’s National Assembly last month ensured that sex education in schools “must not be aimed” at “promoting homosexuality” or “changing gender,” according to ruling party Fidesz.

The law also bans showing children under the age of 18 material related to homosexuality or transgenderism on television, movies or in advertisements.

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Hungary Fights Back Against EU LGBT Push: Raising of Children the ‘Exclusive Right of Hungarian Parents’

Hungary shot back against the “unprecedented attacks” from the European Commission over the issue of LGBT ideology being taught in schools, pronouncing that deciding how children are educated is the “exclusive right of Hungarian parents”.

In a statement released on social media on Tuesday, Hungary’s Justice Minister Judit Varga vowed to stand up against the “interference” from Brussels over the teaching of LGBT issues in schools.

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Mastodon Launches Official IOS App

Mastodon, open source software that enables running self-hosted decentralized social networks modeled on Twitter, form factor-wise, has released its official app for Apple phones.

The iOS app will allow users of Mastodon nodes to join and use the service more easily, choosing it as an alternative to centralized social sites like Twitter or Facebook.

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Trans YouTuber Chris Chan to be Jailed With Female Inmates Despite Allegedly Raping 79-Year-Old Mother

Transgender YouTuber Chris Chan was listed as a woman on a police report documenting the alleged rape of his 79-year-old dementia-suffering mother and will now be held in a jail with female inmates.

What could possibly go wrong?

The 39-year-old, who now calls himself Christine Weston Chandler, was arrested after leaked phone calls emerged in which the YouTuber admitted to having sex with his elderly mother.

Chandler is being held in Central Virginia Regional Jail alongside 59 other female detainees.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/4/2021

  1. Belarus is an extremely deceitful state entity.
    Yesterday they held protests across the country in connection with the death of an Iraqi migrant at the Lithuanian border.
    And at the same time, Lukashenko’s terrible repressions against his people have been normalized. So many killed, so many crippled people …

    Protest rally held at the Lithuanian embassy in Minsk over the death of a migrant at the border

    Let us remind you that the State Border Committee of Belarus reported that a migrant in serious condition was found on the border with Lithuania. He died in the arms of the Belarusian border guards.

    “The first victim of Lithuanian atrocities. We will not forget, we will not forgive! A picket of memory and protest at the building of the Lithuanian embassy in Minsk, ”wrote in the official telegram channel“ Belaya Rus ”.

    The protesters are holding posters that read “Stop the violence against refugees”, “Destroy Iraq – welcome guests”, “Lithuanian punishers – killers of democracy”, “Nauseda to The Hague”, “Lithuania – concentration camp of the XXI century”, etc. etc.

    Also, videos from the protest action have already appeared on the Internet. On it, the participants chant “We will not forget, we will not forgive!” At this moment, a woman behind the scenes says that this slogan was used by opposition supporters at protests against the violence of the security forces in Belarus.

    Full version: https://mediabrest.by/news/obschestvo/aktsiya-protesta-prohodit-u-posolstva-litvy-v-minske-iz-za-gibeli-migranta-na-granitse

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk7v5kVN1NY

    • What an entertaining development!
      Until recently, they were going to introduce new flights from various cities of Iraq to Belarus, but after the appearance of a corpse on the Lithuanian border, the flights are suspended!
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      Iraq canceled flights to Minsk

      Flights from Iraq to Minsk must be canceled within the next 10 days. It was on airplanes that migrants could arrive on Belarusian territory, from where they could subsequently move to Lithuania.

      EU Ambassador to Iraq Martin Hut said this in an interview with Baltic News Service.

      “We have received information from several sources that flights will be canceled for the next ten days. As far as we understand, Iraqi Airlines has informed all travel agencies of the country about this, ”he said.
      https://belmarket.by/news/2021/08/05/news-46703.html
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      See the dramatic results achieved with a small amount of blood. Watch and draw conclusions.

  2. In St. Petersburg, a minibus driver (a Muslim migrant) refused to take the world famous programmer with cerebral palsy and called another passenger “Shaitan” (Satan) who stood up for Ivan, because he was huge bald and with tattoos.
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    St. Petersburg minibus did not want to take a programmer with cerebral palsy from the Forbes list

    https://www.mk.ru/social/2021/08/04/piterskiy-marshrutchik-ne-khotel-vezti-programmista-s-dcp-iz-spiska-forbes.html

  3. South Africa: Vigilantism: Police Find Another Burnt Body in Eastern Cape

    Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu condemned the incident and said those that take the law into their own hands “will face the full might of the law.”

    This probably means the victim was black, since South African police hasn’t really cared about white victims thus far, particularly from the farming stock.

  4. France has not yet noticed Islamic doctrine.
    “A Muslim man in … custody… has been sentenced for … vowing to kill “disbelievers.””
    Hear Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt, the highest authority in Sunni Islam:

    “Muslims must kill non-believers wherever they are unless they convert to Islam.”

    He did not invent or “distort” this. It is from the Koran:
    “Kill them wherever you find them”
    Koran 2:191, part of Islamic law

    • The Jews for the most part went along with things. We are not Jewish but we are doing some kind of going along on a similar scale. Mien Koran says it all.

  5. Elena, those will be Soros owned assets carrying those signs.

    Soros knows how to treat refugees. Deathcamps for you and your property is now mine.

    A purge is coming. The only question is what will be the trigger.

    • This savages are not refugees!!, this is Muslim invasion to the West , and this propaganda created by this Lukaszenko monster , destroying whole Europe!! This has to stop immediately!!, Lithuania is doing right think to stop this illegal Muslims going to the Western countries.. in Belarus they telling them to throw away the passports, clean up the phones .. it’s big crime against Europeans..

  6. Women of the West are to work 40 hrs., try to raise a child or two, perhaps get married ( a 50-50 chance), spend some time as a Lesbian, have abortions prn, get preferences, and shelter under the protection of an anti-Christian centralized gubmint.

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