Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/5/2021

Italy has increased pressure on other EU countries to open their ports to migrants that land on Italian territory. Meanwhile, a Belarusian border guard was discovered to be helping illegal migrants cross the border from Belarus into Lithuania.

In other news, angry citizens took to the streets of Melbourne in protest as the city entered its sixth COVID lockdown.

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USA
» Baylor Prof Says it Should be a “Hate Crime” To Criticize Fauci & Other Scientists
» Breaking: Trump Slams US Women’s Soccer Team: ‘Woke Means You Lose’
» Breaking: CNN Fires Three Employees for ‘Coming to the Office Unvaccinated’
» Broken Arrow Schools Say ‘Critical Race Theory’ Won’t be Taught in Classroom
» California Gov. Newsom Sued by School Board Over Mask Mandate in Schools
» CRT Roundup: Fairfax County Schools Sent Second Graders Video Vilifying Cops: ‘I Feel Safe When There Are No Police’
» Dozens Protest Banner Health’s Vaccine Mandate for Employees
» Dr. Drew: Vaccine Passports Are New Form of “Segregation” For Black Communities
» Dr. Mercola ‘Deleting All Content’ Due to Threats From Biden Regime; CNN Doxes His Home, Stalks Him in the Street
» Facebook Bans Ad Transparency Researchers
» Facebook Accused of Researching Ways to To Use “Encrypted” WhatsApp Messages for Advertising Purposes
» Female Prisoner Pregnant After California Allows Biological Men to be Housed With Women Under New Trans Policy
» Illinois’ Gov. Pritzker Strips School Districts, Parents of Control Over Masks With New Mandate
» Iranian Immigrant Cut Off at Board Meeting for Slamming CRT: ‘My Motherland Was Ravaged by Communism’
» Kansas Lawmaker Promoting ‘Radical’ Publisher With Critical Race Theory Resources
» Landlords, Real Estate Groups Ask Judge to Block CDC’s New Eviction Moratorium
» Marjorie Taylor Greene Questions Whether NYT is Coordinating With Twitter on Account Suspension News Stories
» New Study Further Debunks “Far-Right” Rabbit Hole YouTube Narrative
» Teachers Union Sues Rhode Island Mom Over Critical Race Theory Public Records Requests, Cites Teacher Privacy
» The Atlantic: ‘Unvaccinated People Belong on the No-Fly List’
» Two Women Plead Guilty to Hate Crime for Attacking Trump Supporters
» Video: “King Obama” Scaling Back Lavish Martha’s Vineyard Party After Backlash
» Watch Now: Protests Over Vaccine Mandates Near MercyOne North Iowa
» Watch: De Blasio Says Vaccine Passports Are ‘The Shape of Things to Come’
 
Canada
» Canada Considers Forcing Big Tech to Pay Struggling Mainstream Media Outlets
» Legault Officially Announces Vaccine Passport for Quebec
 
Europe and the EU
» Attacks on Vaccination Points Are Acts of Anti-Vaccination Terror, Declares Polish Health Minister
» Beaches Will be Closed Overnight in Town on Spain’s Costa Blanca Due to Young Alicante Visitors Holding Illegal Parties
» Former Archbishop of Canterbury Compare Greta Thunberg to Biblical Prophets
» Germany: UN Special Rapporteur on Torture: “Authorities Are Viewing Their Own People as an Enemy”
» Germany: Virtue-Signalling Backfire as Green Party Crops Ethnic Men Out of Photo to Look Feminist
» ‘Gun-Free’ UK: Feroz Suleman Guilty of Murdering Student in Drive-by Aimed at Business Rival
» Hungarian Household Financial Solvency Returns to Pre-Pandemic Level
» New Observations Show Rocky Exoplanet Has Just Half the Mass of Venus
» Norway Now Has Fewer Deaths From COVID Than Ordinary Flu
» Poland Has Granted More Than 12,000 Humanitarian Visas to Belarusians in a Year’s Time
» Poland: Latest Poll is Bad News for Donald Tusk
» Spain: Fortuna Police Arrest 40 Young People at Break Up of an Illegal Party
» Spain: Biggest Drug Raid in History in Mallorca
» Swedish Expert Claims People Could Require as Many as Five COVID Vaccine Shots
» UK Police Arrest 11 for Being Rude to England Players Online, But Most Abuse Came From Abroad
» UK: Climate Change Protester Covers Lloyd’s of London Office in Chatham With Paint as Extinction Rebellion Oppose Company’s Support for Fossil Fuel Industry
» UK: Leftist Mayor Sadiq Khan: Not Wearing a Mask on London Transport Should be a Crime
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» ‘For $1/Day’… Double-Blind Ivermectin Study Reveals COVID Patients Recover More Quickly, Are Less Infectious
 
Middle East
» Crew of Tanker Said to Have Thwarted Iranian Hijackers by Sabotaging the Engines
» Iran Weeks From Having Enough Nuclear Material for a Bomb
» Israel ‘Ready’ To Attack Iran in Response to Tanker Incidents
 
South Asia
» In Islamic Pakistan, Radical Muslims Vandalized Hindu Temple in Bhong City
 
Far East
» China Demands USA Stop ‘Attacking’ Confucius Institutes
 
Australia — Pacific
» Anti-Lockdown Protesters March Through Melbourne as City is Sent Into Sixth COVID Lockdown, Leading to Clashes With Police
» Melbourne, Australia Enters 6th Lockdown
» New Zealand: One Rule for Us… Google Co-Founder Allowed to Enter Country With Closed Border While Others, Including Citizens, Were Blocked
 
Latin America
» Cuban Religious Report Detainees Held Without Trial After Protests
» Instagram Locked Out Jamaican Sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah Who Posted Footage of Her Own Gold Medal Win
 
Immigration
» Cruz: “Kids Are Getting Raped; Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Don’t Care”
» Frontex Captures Belarusian Border Guard Acting as Migrant Smugglers: Video
» Greece: Pakistani People-Smugglers and Their Illegal Migrants Arrested in Wild Car Chase
» Italy Presses EU Nations to Open Ports to Rescued Migrants
» Lithuania Border Guards Authorized to Use “Deterrent Actions” Against Illegals
» Moroccan Migrant Accused of Trying to Slit Throat of NGO Worker Girlfriend
» Permanent Police Presence Ordered for German Asylum Center Due to Crime Spike, Migrant Violence
» Report: ICE Confirms Suspect in Minnesota Beheading is an Illegal Immigrant
» UK Hotels Canceling Paying Guests After Converting to Migrant Reception Center
» UK: Most Migrants in a Day Ever: A Record 482 Cross Channel in One Day — Bringing 2021 Total to 10,222 — as Dozens of Migrants on Overloaded Dinghy Are Caught on Video Streaming Into Kent and a Further 300 Arrive Today
 
Culture Wars
» About a Hundred People Start the Process of Changing Sex Each Year in Czechia
» BBC Woman’s Hour Asks ‘Should There be Age-Appropriate Porn’ For Children?
» UK: Trans Sex Criminals Can Go on Female Wards, NHS Hospitals Told
 

Baylor Prof Says it Should be a “Hate Crime” To Criticize Fauci & Other Scientists

Baylor College of Medicine Professor Peter Hotez has published a paper suggesting it should be a “hate crime” to criticize Dr Anthony Fauci and other scientists.

Dr. Hotez, who is a frequent guest on MSNBC and CNN, lobbied for criminal punishments to be introduced in a recently published paper called Mounting Antiscience Aggression in the United States.

According to Hotez, a “band of ultraconservative members of the US Congress and other public officials with far-right leanings are waging organized and seemingly well-coordinated attacks against prominent US biological scientists.”

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

Breaking: Trump Slams US Women’s Soccer Team: ‘Woke Means You Lose’

Trump did not mince words in his criticism of the US Women’s National Team following their poor performance at the Olympics. The soccer team came in third with a bronze medal.

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

Breaking: CNN Fires Three Employees for ‘Coming to the Office Unvaccinated’

Oliver Darcy, who works at CNN, has announced on Thursday on his Twitter account that three CNN employees have been summarily dismissed from their jobs for “coming to the office unvaccinated.”

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

Broken Arrow Schools Say ‘Critical Race Theory’ Won’t be Taught in Classroom

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Broken Arrow Schools said they won’t be teaching “Critical Race Theory” in the classroom.

In an overview sent to parents, the school district said it will not be teaching the highly debated topic, but will instead be following guidelines from Oklahoma Academic Standards.

According to Oklahoma’s Academic Standards, teachers are not allowed to teach students that race is a social construct or that the United States legal system is inherently racist.

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

California Gov. Newsom Sued by School Board Over Mask Mandate in Schools

The Orange County Board of Education announced on Tuesday that it plans to sue California Governor Gavin Newsom over his mandating of masks for school children, a decision which they call “unwarranted.”

The board voted 4-0 to sue the Democrat governor, saying that Governor Newsom has abused his authority when he indefinitely issued health orders under the provision of emergency powers, according to the Orange County Register.

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CRT Roundup: Fairfax County Schools Sent Second Graders Video Vilifying Cops: ‘I Feel Safe When There Are No Police’

Fairfax County Schools Sent Second Graders a Video Vilifying Police: ‘I Feel Safe When There Are No Police’

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) sent second-graders a “summer learning guide” in July which included a Youtube video titled “Woke Kindergarten” that vilified the police.

Centered around the importance of “feeling safe,” the video, which was obtained by Parents Defending Education, presents a slideshow of photos featuring groups of young African Americans, some of whom are holding Black Lives Matter signs.

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

Dozens Protest Banner Health’s Vaccine Mandate for Employees

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) — Some healthcare workers say they are going from the frontlines to the unemployment lines as facilities announce employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Starting Nov. 1, most employees with Banner Health will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose their jobs if they refuse.

A couple dozen people gathered outside Banner Health’s main campus in Tucson to protest the vaccine requirement.

The protest consisted of Banner Health employees, their families, and community members.

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Dr. Drew: Vaccine Passports Are New Form of “Segregation” For Black Communities

Pointing out that the majority of black people in the United States have not yet had a COVID vaccine, Dr. Drew asserted that vaccine passports which ban the unvaccinated from venues like bars and restaurants are a new form of “segregation.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the United States could be “in trouble” if more unvaccinated people don’t take the shot, citing the threat of the delta and lambda variants.

“What we’re seeing, because of this increase in transmissibility, and because we have about 93 million people in this country who are eligible to get vaccinated who don’t get vaccinated — that you have a significant pool of vulnerable people,” said Fauci.

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Dr. Mercola ‘Deleting All Content’ Due to Threats From Biden Regime; CNN Doxes His Home, Stalks Him in the Street

The Biden regime’s rapidly-intensifying war on the free press has forced world-renowned health maverick Dr Joseph Mercola to mass delete “over 15,000 articles” from his 25-year-old natural health website.

The FDA recently threatened Mercola by claiming he was marketing basic vitamins (Vitamin C and D) as a “coronavirus treatment” and a foreign lobby named the “Center for Countering Digital Hate” labeled him #1 on their “disinformation dozen” list for his reporting on the risks of Big Pharma’s covid vaccines.

It appears Mercola decided to make a strategic retreat in a bid to keep from losing his entire business and be hit with massive fines and potential jail time. So-called advocates for the free press who whined incessantly about Trump’s “fascism” and accused him of “attacks on the press” by making fun of fake news outlets are currently either silent or outright cheering the Biden regime’s crackdown on independent media.

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

Facebook Bans Ad Transparency Researchers

Several researchers who looked into transparency around political advertising on Facebook — how the ads are targeted and by whom — have had their personal accounts banned on the platform.

Because Facebook is not “fact-checking” political ads, a group of researchers from NYU Ad Observatory decided to try to find links between this type of advertising and dissemination of “misinformation” on the platform, and they announced this in May.

But the social giant said the decision to ban the accounts was made because the academics scraped user data without authorization and thus violated Facebook’s terms of service.

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

Facebook Accused of Researching Ways to To Use “Encrypted” WhatsApp Messages for Advertising Purposes

Facebook is looking for ways to analyze encrypted data, such as WhatsApp messages, without actually decrypting the data, for advertising purposes, reported The Information.

The story is more proof of Facebook’s disregard for the privacy of its users and highlights the move to undermine the benefits of end-to-end encryption.

The Information referenced a post by Facebook about recruiting a team of AI researchers to “study ways of analyzing encrypted data without decrypting it.”

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

Female Prisoner Pregnant After California Allows Biological Men to be Housed With Women Under New Trans Policy

A female inmate at Central California Women’s Facility is reportedly pregnant after the state legislature passed laws allowing biological males who identify as transgender to be housed in women’s prison facilities alongside biological women.

At least one female prisoner became pregnant inside Central California Women’s Facility after a male felon was transferred to the facility, according to Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF).

The policy went into effect January 1, and since then, 261 inmates have requested transfers, nearly all of them biological males asking to be housed with women.

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

Illinois’ Gov. Pritzker Strips School Districts, Parents of Control Over Masks With New Mandate

Authored by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner via Wirepoints.org

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued a new mandate requiring all Illinois public school students to wear masks when they return to school later this month, taking away the authority of school districts to make their own decisions based on local COVID conditions. The governor continues to act unilaterally, even though the state’s ability to manage COVID has improved dramatically in recent months.

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

Iranian Immigrant Cut Off at Board Meeting for Slamming CRT: ‘My Motherland Was Ravaged by Communism’

A Pennsylvania school board president is facing calls to resign after confiscating the microphone from a woman who was speaking out against critical race theory at a West Chester School District board meeting on July 26.

Iranian immigrant and mother of three Anita Edgarian told “Fox & Friends” that, at first, she had “no intentions to talk.”

But, after a long, daunting meeting and many remarks giving praise to the retiring superintendent, Jim Scanlon, she got up and expressed to the school board her concerns about critical race theory. During her allotted time to speak, she told them she grew up during the Iranian Revolution and witnessed her “motherland” being “ravaged by communism.”

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

Kansas Lawmaker Promoting ‘Radical’ Publisher With Critical Race Theory Resources

Democratic Kansas congresswoman Sharice Davids is promoting a list of books from left-wing figures, including writings that are considered to be resources for critical race theory (CRT).

Davids’ private Instagram links to a list of readings posted by Haymarket Books, which describes itself as “a radical, independent, nonprofit book publisher based in Chicago.” Its name honors what it describes as “martyrs” at the infamous Haymarket riot in 1886.

The Nation, a liberal publication, previously noted the link on Davids’ private Instagram.

The books Davids promoted were listed under “Books on the Struggle for Black Liberation” and included readings by left-wing leaders, like Howard Zinn and Angela Davis. Some of the books listed are “Black Lives Matter at School,” “The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom” and “How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America.”

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

Landlords, Real Estate Groups Ask Judge to Block CDC’s New Eviction Moratorium

Authored by Isabel van Brugen via The Epoch Times

A group of real estate entities on Wednesday night issued a legal challenge in a D.C. district court to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new eviction moratorium.

Landlords, real-estate companies, and property-management groups, including the Alabama Association of Realtors and its counterpart in Georgia, argued in their emergency motion that the latest eviction order (pdf) issued by the Biden administration’s CDC, exceeds the agency’s powers, according to a statement from the National Association of Realtors.

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

Marjorie Taylor Greene Questions Whether NYT is Coordinating With Twitter on Account Suspension News Stories

After receiving an ominous email from New York Times journalist that stated “Twitter is likely to take enforcement action on Ms. Greene’s account,” Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has questioned whether the tech giant and mainstream media outlet are coordinating on news stories about account suspensions.

In the email, the reported said that the New York Times is “looking at” one of Greene’s tweets and that the Greene’s account would likely face enforcement action for “coronavirus misinformation.”

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

New Study Further Debunks “Far-Right” Rabbit Hole YouTube Narrative

YouTube uses algorithms to suggest videos depending on what you watch. There have been many stories about how YouTube’s recommendation algorithms have “radicalized” people by populating their viewings with a specific subject, particularly when the subjects are “conspiracy theories.”

Yet, these accusations have been accused of being a “conspiracy theory” themselves as several studies have debunked such claims.

A new study published Monday further suggests that video recommendations on YouTube do not radicalize people.

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

Teachers Union Sues Rhode Island Mom Over Critical Race Theory Public Records Requests, Cites Teacher Privacy

The Rhode Island branch of a major teachers union is suing to block a school district from fulfilling a mother’s public records requests, citing the sheer volume of requests and concerns about teacher privacy.

The case revolves around a mom, Nicole Solas, who caught national attention for her quest to address critical race theory (CRT) in her child’s district. School board members previously considered suing Solas over her copious records requests — at least 200 — but declined prior to the recent lawsuit.

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

The Atlantic: ‘Unvaccinated People Belong on the No-Fly List’

The Atlantic editor-and-chief Jeffrey Goldberg on Tuesday published an article from former Obama Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem calling for unvaccinated people to be put on the No Fly List.

“Unvaccinated People Belong On The No-Fly List,” the headline read.

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

Two Women Plead Guilty to Hate Crime for Attacking Trump Supporters

Two women who stole a “Make America Great Again” hat from a President Trump supporter at the Democratic National Convention have pleaded guilty to hate crimes in connection to the viral confrontation.

Olivia Winslow and Camryn Amy were caught on video on Aug. 20 destroying Trump signs and snatching a red MAGA cap outside the DNC in Wilmington, Delaware, as Joe Biden gave his acceptance speech.

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

Video: “King Obama” Scaling Back Lavish Martha’s Vineyard Party After Backlash

After significant backlash to the Obama family organising a huge 60th birthday party for the former president, the event has been scaled down, according to reports.

No longer will George Clooney and Oprah be flown in on private jets, and alas, Pearl Jam will not be performing exclusively for 500 guests in what would surely have been their most rocking gig ever.

The reason is that despite their belief that they are not subject to the same rules as everyone else, these elitists have dug their own grave and now have to lie in it alongside the great unwashed masses.

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

Watch Now: Protests Over Vaccine Mandates Near MercyOne North Iowa

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify that some people at the protest claimed to be MercyOne employees and healthcare workers.

Protests over MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center’s recent requirement for employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 broke out on Wednesday night, with around 35 people gathered along Fourth Street Southwest near the hospital to voice their concerns.

“We are standing for freedom of choice,” said protestor Gina Lovejoy. “Employees and citizens should choose if they want to be vaccinated.”

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

Watch: De Blasio Says Vaccine Passports Are ‘The Shape of Things to Come’

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down on his plans for a “Key to NYC” vaccine passport, which will require New Yorkers to show proof of vaccination in order to dine out, go to the gym, or attend cultural events.

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Canada Considers Forcing Big Tech to Pay Struggling Mainstream Media Outlets

The Canadian federal government is weighing options to get Big Tech platforms, such as Facebook and Google, to give money to legacy media companies who are struggling to remain relevant.

Media companies have been struggling since the ads business they heavily relied on is now dominated by digital platforms and they haven’t bothered to update their business model.

“We are committed to finding a solution that will ensure Canadians continue to have access to a diversity of local and regional news sources that serve their needs and interests,” said Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault, most notorious for waging a war against online free speech in Canada.

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

Legault Officially Announces Vaccine Passport for Quebec

On Thursday, Premier Francois Legault announced that Quebec will move forward with a vaccination passport set in place to allow those who took both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to continue living a “normal life.”

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

Attacks on Vaccination Points Are Acts of Anti-Vaccination Terror, Declares Polish Health Minister

Health Minister Adam Niedzielski declared that the activity of anti-vaccination groups poses a threat to the health and lives of Poles, as well as Polish statehood.

According to the minister, setting fire to the mobile vaccination point in Zamosc and other acts of aggression can be described as anti-vaccination terrorism. The activity of these groups has moved from virtual threats and slogans to real violence.

The mobile vaccination point Zamosc was set ablaze during the night between Sunday and Monday.

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

Beaches Will be Closed Overnight in Town on Spain’s Costa Blanca Due to Young Alicante Visitors Holding Illegal Parties

El Campello is to shut it beaches at night because youngsters are coming in from Alicante to stage illegal parties.

The council will impose a 1.00 am to 6.00 am curfew from Aug 6 to ten days.

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Compare Greta Thunberg to Biblical Prophets

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, the highest ecclesiastical office in the Anglican Church, recently compared Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage climate activist who condemned world leaders for “stealing her childhood and dreams”, to biblical prophets.

While taking part in a discussion on the topic of living prophetically at the ecumenical Korsvei festival in Sljord, Norway, Sir Rowan Williams compared the far-left activist to the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah, who among other things, spoke out against the day’s ruling powers and pronounced God’s judgment upon the people for their wickedness, Norwegian newspaper Vårt Land reports.

“God has raised up a prophet in Greta Thunberg in a way that no one could predict,” Williams said. “She has said things that no one else could have said. Thank God for her!”

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

Germany: UN Special Rapporteur on Torture: “Authorities Are Viewing Their Own People as an Enemy”

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer responded to police brutality dished out to anti-lockdown protesters in Germany last weekend by warning, “Authorities are increasingly viewing their own people as an enemy.”

As we highlighted earlier in the week, Melzer, a professor of international law, made a request for eyewitnesses after footage emerged of numerous examples of people being manhandled and beaten by police in Berlin merely for expressing their right to assemble.

One clip showed a female anti-lockdown protester in Berlin being grabbed by the throat and brutally thrown to the ground by riot police, while another showed a young boy being struck in the face as he tried to come to the aid of his mother.

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

Germany: Virtue-Signalling Backfire as Green Party Crops Ethnic Men Out of Photo to Look Feminist

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Green party has come under fire on social media for tweeting a photograph of its election candidates cropped in such a way as to remove all the men.

The party’s local branch in Berlin’s Mitte district posted the all-women picture Wednesday on Twitter with a caption that poked fun at photos of the rival centre-right Union bloc which it said showed only “old men.”

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

‘Gun-Free’ UK: Feroz Suleman Guilty of Murdering Student in Drive-by Aimed at Business Rival

Feroz Suleman and six other men were found guilty of the murder of 19-year-old Aya Hachem, who was mistakenly shot during an attempted drive-by assassination of Suleman’s business rival in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Suleiman, 40, had been in a feud with Pachah Khan since 2019 when Khan’s Quickshine car wash began selling tyres, in direct competition with Suleman’s RI Tyres next door.

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

Hungarian Household Financial Solvency Returns to Pre-Pandemic Level

As of the end of the second quarter this year, the solvency of the Hungarian population has returned to pre-coronavirus level, a recent study showed. The joint study published by debt collector firm Intrum and economics research institute GKI warned, however, that while the credit moratorium instituted by the government to help individuals and companies hard hit by the pandemic has significantly contributed to improving solvency, it could pose a risk in the long run.

Based on the latest quarterly household solvency index of Intrum and GKI, the financial situation of Hungarian households has improved rapidly in the past six months. The measure combining income, savings, debt, and other indicators averaged 47 points in the second quarter of 2021, which is just below the average of the two quarters before the pandemic.

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New Observations Show Rocky Exoplanet Has Just Half the Mass of Venus

A team of astronomers have used the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) in Chile to shed new light on planets around a nearby star, L 98-59, that resemble those in the inner Solar System. Amongst the findings are a planet with half the mass of Venus—the lightest exoplanet ever to be measured using the radial velocity technique—an ocean world, and a possible planet in the habitable zone.

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Norway Now Has Fewer Deaths From COVID Than Ordinary Flu

Hospital admissions and deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic have plummeted in Norway over the summer. In July, there were only five deaths, and there are now 14 hospitalised patients throughout the country, the newspaper Nettavisen reported.

Estimates from National Institute of Public Health chief physician Preben Aavitsland indicated that the IFR (infection fatality rate), or the proportion who die as a result of infection, for COVID-19 was about 0.05 percent during the May — July period this year.

“In May, June and July, we had a total of 23,877 proven cases, of which 25 died,” Aavitsland told Nettavisen.

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Poland Has Granted More Than 12,000 Humanitarian Visas to Belarusians in a Year’s Time

Protests have been sweeping over Belarus since May 2020, even prior to presidential elections which were considered rigged by a clear majority of states and international organizations. These protests have been brutally suppressed by the Alexander Lukashenko regime, and thousands of protesters have been persecuted and arrested.

In face of the increasing repression of Belarusian society, several visa programs were created in Poland, and laws concerning humanitarian visas were changed. Persons in possession of such a visa have been allowed to legally work in Poland since December 2020. Such visas are given out for humanitarian reasons, due to state interest or international obligations.

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Poland: Latest Poll is Bad News for Donald Tusk

The Institute for Social Research and Market IBRiS asked the following question in its latest survey for “Rzeczpospolita” daily: “Donald Tusk has returned to country politics and is once again leading the Civic Platform (PO). How do you think his return will influence Polish politics?”

According to more than half of the respondents, Tusk’s return will negatively impact Polish politics. Over one-third of Poles, or 35.2 percent, answered that the influence would be “definitely bad”, while 19.1 percent stated that it would simply be “bad”.

At the same time, 35.8 percent of Poles believed the opposite. Among those who responded to the survey,14.8 percent said that Tusk’s return would “definitely positively” influence Polish politics, while 21 percent stated that his return would have a “positive” effect.

A total of 14.8 percent of respondents did not have an opinion on the matter.

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Spain: Fortuna Police Arrest 40 Young People at Break Up of an Illegal Party

In the early hours of Sunday morning, August 1, the Guardia Civil of the Region of Murcia and the Local Police of Fortuna were alerted to a large gathering in a rural area of the Murcian municipality of Fortuna.

The Policia Local and officers of the Guardia Civil arrived at the scene in the Peña de la Zafra district at around 4am, where they found around 70 youngsters partying and drinking, without wearing masks or social distancing. In addition, they were flouting the latest Covid safety regulations, which prohibit gatherings of non-cohabiting people between the hours of 2am and 6am; at all other times, social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people from different households.

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Spain: Biggest Drug Raid in History in Mallorca

Narcotics Officers and Palma Local Police have carried out the biggest drug bust in the history of the Island.

Two people were arrested during the operation and Police say one of them is linked to the DJ world in Ibiza.

21,370 MDMA pills 3 and a half kilos of speed, 3 and a half kilos of glass, 2 kilos of CB or pink cocaine, more than 1 kilo of ketamine were confiscated during the raids, along with hashish and 5 kilos of cutting and adulterating substances.

The drug haul is worth more than 850,000 euros on the black market.

An investigation was launched a few months ago after National Police Officers in Manacor found a huge stash of designer drugs.

National Police Officers have been tracking illegal drinking parties through social media for some time and say a popular drug known as ‘Fanta Naranja’ or ‘Orange Fanta’ was being sold for around 20 euros each. The drug is actually MDMA and can be fatal.

According to Investigators, members of a recently disbanded criminal organisation from Palma distributed the drugs at illegal parties in Inca, Palma, Llucmajor, Manacor and other Municipalities in Mallorca. The dealers were also in control of the supply of designer drugs at private parties in Ibiza.

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Swedish Expert Claims People Could Require as Many as Five COVID Vaccine Shots

A Swedish vaccine researcher has claimed that people could be required to take more doses of the Wuhan virus vaccine, stating that it is unclear how long vaccine protection lasts.

On Tuesday, the Swedish Public Health Agency announced that a third vaccine dose would likely be available to the public next year. However, vaccine expert Matti Sällberg has stated that people could need as many as five doses in the coming months and years.

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UK Police Arrest 11 for Being Rude to England Players Online, But Most Abuse Came From Abroad

LONDON (AP) — British police said Thursday they have made 11 arrests in connection with the online racial abuse of England soccer players following their team’s loss to Italy in the final of the European Championship last month.

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka endured a barrage of abuse after they missed penalties in England’s shootout defeat at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 11.

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UK: Climate Change Protester Covers Lloyd’s of London Office in Chatham With Paint as Extinction Rebellion Oppose Company’s Support for Fossil Fuel Industry

A protester was arrested after showering offices of one of the world’s biggest fossil fuel insurance companies in paint.

Climate change campaigner Richard Eyre hurled a bucket of green water-based paint at the Lloyd’s of London base in Chatham.

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UK: Leftist Mayor Sadiq Khan: Not Wearing a Mask on London Transport Should be a Crime

Labour’s Sadiq Khan is lobbying the government for a by-law to make not wearing a mask on London public transport a fineable offence, despite the legal requirement for face coverings being lifted across England last month.

The left-wing London mayor had unsuccessfully lobbied the government in July to keep the enforcement of mask-wearing on public transport after the 19th.

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‘For $1/Day’… Double-Blind Ivermectin Study Reveals COVID Patients Recover More Quickly, Are Less Infectious

A double-blind Israeli study has concluded that Ivermectin, an inexpensive anti-parasitic widely used since 1981, reduces both the duration and infectiousness of Covid-19, according to the Jerusalem Post.

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Crew of Tanker Said to Have Thwarted Iranian Hijackers by Sabotaging the Engines

Five or six gunmen tried to take control of Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess off UAE coast, sail it to Iran, UK officials say; they fled after US and Omani warships arrived at scene

The crew of a Panama-flagged asphalt tanker off the coast of Oman reportedly managed to thwart an attempt by Iranian gunmen to take control of their ship and divert it to the Islamic Republic.

Five or six Iranian operatives stormed the Asphalt Princess on Tuesday, but the crew onboard quickly sprung to action and sabotaged the ship’s engines so that it could not move any further, UK officials told British daily The Times on Wednesday.

The gunmen fled the ship once US and Omani warships arrived at the scene, The Times said, adding that none of the crew was injured in the hijacking attempt…

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Iran Weeks From Having Enough Nuclear Material for a Bomb

At a meeting with the ambassadors of the countries participating in the UN Security Council, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that Iran has violated all the directives set out in the 2015 Nuclear Convention and needs about 10 weeks to produce fissile material of essential quality for nuclear weapons.

Gantz spoke at a meeting of the Security Council ambassadors, who were summoned after an attack on an Israeli-operated cargo ship in the Bay of Oman region claimed two lives.

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Israel ‘Ready’ To Attack Iran in Response to Tanker Incidents

Two tanker attack incidents within the span of less than a week are now being blamed by the US, UK, and Israel on Iran. First there was last Thursday’s Mercer Street tanker drone attack which left two British and Romanian crew members dead, and then on Tuesday there was the hijacking on the Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess — boarded by a half dozen armed Iranian militants.

Since the Israeli-managed Mercer came under assault, Israeli leaders have been openly proposing military action to allies, saying it may be needed to stop the Iranian attacks. Israel says it has provided allies like the United States with “hard evidence” that Tehran was indeed behind the drone attack in the Arabian Sea. And now Israel’s defense chief says the country is prepared to strike in Iran in his latest comments.

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In Islamic Pakistan, Radical Muslims Vandalized Hindu Temple in Bhong City

No Minority Rights in Islamic Pakistan…

Nafisa Ameen | HENB | Karachi | Aug 4, 2021:: An Islamically proud frenzied mob in the line of Prophet Muhammad attacked a Hindu temple in Bhong city in Rahim Yar Khan district of on Wednesday.

According to sources, dozens of Muslim people vandalized the Siddhi Vinayak temple and broke idols and temple structure. At first they broke the doors of the temple and entered it to destroy the deities of Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati including Deities of Radha-Krishna and Goddess Jagadamba inside the temple.

According to Islamic history, the last prophet of Islam Muhammad himself vandalized the deities of Kaba in Mecca in his lifetime to preach the ideology of iconoclasm. Thus the radical Muslim mob frequently attacks the Hindu Temples in the Islamic state of Pakistan as per tenets of Islam.

Hindu National Assembly member Ramesh Kumar Vankwani informed that the situation in the city was tense following the desecration of the Hindu temple.

Stating that the negligence by the local police which led to the incident was very shameful, he said he had appealed to the chief justice of Pakistan to intervene and take immediate action and punish the perpetrators of the incident under law enforcement.

As the video of temple vandalization went viral in various platforms in social media, a global protest and condemnation came forth very spontaneously.

See the unbelievable video of the incident here:

Some days back Pakistani President Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi conveyed his sharp reaction against the torture upon a Hindu Bheel boy by a radical Muslim enforcing him to chant Allha-ho-Akbar and to abuse Hindu deities.

Within a few days of that Hindu humiliation in Pakistan, this scathing attack on Hindu Temple exposed Pakistan as a land of ‘No Minority Rights’ so far.

The reaction of Hindu bodies and minority Hindus in Pakistan are coming as the most painful and protesting.

Pujari Hindu Meghwar Panchayat Daherki commented in facebook, “We strongly condemn the demolition of the Ganesh Temple at Bhang Sharif near Sadiqabad in Punjab today, and We strongly appeal to Sadiqabad Police and other authorities to take stern action against the miscreants who have demolished the temple of Lord Ganesha and bring it to justice.”

One Hindu activist Ramesh Jaipal wrote in a whatsapp group, “Pakistan Hindu Council did nothing. Just taking numbers after an attempt. There is 200+ people but MNA Ramesh Vankhwani is saving his seat and saying just 25 people attacked on temple”.

But what is totally frustrating is that Pakistan’s neighbour India is barely reluctant to show the apathy of persecuted minority Hindus in Pakistan.

Reactions from Indians are also pouring out in the social media: “Why is Media Mute?! No Human Rights Now ??!! Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Jai Shankar, Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP, RSS Karyakartas all are sleeping well with mustard oil in their nostrils after having a high dinner”.

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China Demands USA Stop ‘Attacking’ Confucius Institutes

A top official from the Chinese government issued the United States a list of “wrongdoings,” which included “attacks” on Confucius Institutes operating in America.

The list of “wrongdoings” was given to U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng on July 26, and detailed that the United States must “stop attacking the Confucius Institute.”

Confucius Institutes are joint educational initiatives between Chinese and American universities, with some oversight from Hanban, a wing of the Chinese government. Although they are marketed as language and cultural exchanges, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo designated the program as a “foreign mission” of the People’s Republic of China that is “part of the Chinese Communist Party’s global influence and propaganda apparatus.”

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Anti-Lockdown Protesters March Through Melbourne as City is Sent Into Sixth COVID Lockdown, Leading to Clashes With Police

Hundreds of protesters have taken to Melbourne’s streets hours after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced a statewide lockdown from 8:00pm on Thursday.

The lockdown, Melbourne’s sixth, triggered an angry response from hundreds of people and led to clashes with Victoria Police, who made 15 arrests.

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Melbourne, Australia Enters 6th Lockdown

On Thursday, Australia’s second-biggest city, Melbourne, went into its sixth lockdown. State government leaders have blamed this outcome on the nation’s slow vaccine rollout.

Along with Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are also major Australian cities that have gone into a lockdown because of the spread of the Delta variant.

Melbourne and nearby state of Victoria are going to be in lockdown for a week after eight new infections of the delta variant were detected.

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New Zealand: One Rule for Us… Google Co-Founder Allowed to Enter Country With Closed Border While Others, Including Citizens, Were Blocked

Billionaire Google Co-founder Larry Page, who has been isolating from the rest of the world by buying remote Fijian islands, was granted access to enter New Zealand, while practically everyone else was barred from entering the country, it has emerged.

Page reportedly sought medical treatment for his twelve year old son earlier this year in the country’s capital Aukland.

While even New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of the country were barred from entering without facing a raft of restrictions, including spending two weeks at a government quarantine facility, Page was allowed to just walk right in.

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Cuban Religious Report Detainees Held Without Trial After Protests

HAVANA, Cuba — The board of directors of the Cuban Conference of Men and Women Religious reported Tuesday that following the July 11 protests of the island’s communist government “there are still detainees awaiting trial, under investigation and others punished with very severe penalties.”

[Comment: Sounds similar to the January 6th detainees in the US.]

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Instagram Locked Out Jamaican Sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah Who Posted Footage of Her Own Gold Medal Win

Instagram suspended Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah after she posted videos celebrating her victories in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Thompson-Herah won gold in both the 100m and 200m races.

Soon after Thompson-Herah posted the videos, which contained some footage of the races, she discovered she could not access her Instagram account.

“I was blocked on Instagram for posting the races of the Olympics because I did not own the right to do so. So see y’all in 2 days,” she wrote on Twitter. The “2 days” was in reference to the 4 by 100m relay race that could give her a chance to win her third gold medal.

She was back on Instagram after a few hours.

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Cruz: “Kids Are Getting Raped; Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Don’t Care”

An impassioned Senator Ted Cruz slammed the Biden administration’s border policy, or total lack thereof, Wednesday, describing packed migrant holding facilities as “COVID incubators.”

As we noted yesterday, Biden and his staff keep sidestepping the fact that while they lecture Americans about following COVID rules and getting vaccinated, thousands and thousands of untested and unvaccinated migrants are being allowed to cross the southern border into U.S. cities every day.

Introducing Cruz, Fox News host Sean Hannity noted “There [is a] high rate of COVID positivity at that border. Any American that is infected because Joe is not enforcing the laws of this country can blame Joe Biden for COVID. And if you die, I would blame Joe Biden too.”

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Frontex Captures Belarusian Border Guard Acting as Migrant Smugglers: Video

Lithuania currently faces an influx of thousands of illegal migrants moving en masse from neighboring Belarus. The country is accusing the regime of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of taking revenge on the European Union through the deliberate transfer of migrants. Most of these migrants come from Iraq. The European Border Guard and Coast Guard Agency Frontex has captured a video that shows how migrants, accompanied by a military vehicle, cross the Lithuanian border.

According to the AP agency, almost 4,000 illegal migrants were detained in Lithuania this year alone. Most of them came from neighboring Belarus. According to Lithuanian authorities, the smuggling of migrants is part of Lukashenko’s retaliation against the EU for its criticism of the regime. Lukashenko has repeatedly harshly suppressed any civic activity opposing his authoritarian rule.

Helicopter footage taken by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex shows a group of illegal migrants crossing the Lithuanian border. The migrants were accompanied by a military vehicle, probably a vehicle of the Belarusian border guard or the army.

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Greece: Pakistani People-Smugglers and Their Illegal Migrants Arrested in Wild Car Chase

Two Pakistani nationals transporting a group of illegal immigrants were arrested by Greek police this week after a car chase in Thessaloniki.

The incident took place Tuesday afternoon when employees of the Immigration Management Department of the Directorate of Foreigners of Thessaloniki attempted to conduct a check on a vehicle that sped away to avoid the officials.

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Italy Presses EU Nations to Open Ports to Rescued Migrants

ROME — Italy stepped up pressure Wednesday on fellow EU nations to open their ports to migrants rescued by humanitarian ships as political tension simmers in the Italian government’s coalition over a sharply rising number of arrivals this summer on the country’s southern shores.

The office of Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese said she had a long telephone conversation with the European Union’s internal affairs commissioner, Ylva Johansson.

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Lithuania Border Guards Authorized to Use “Deterrent Actions” Against Illegals

Border guards in Lithuania have been authorized to use “deterrent actions” to reject illegal aliens amid a massive migration surge, according to reports.

Thousands of migrants hailing mostly from the Middle East and Africa have been pouring into the tiny Baltic nation through Belarus amid deteriorating relations between Minsk and the European Union.

Authorities in Lithuania have announced that illegal migration will no longer be tolerated.

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Moroccan Migrant Accused of Trying to Slit Throat of NGO Worker Girlfriend

An 18-year-old Moroccan migrant has been placed in custody in Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta after allegedly trying to slit the throat of a 24-year-old female NGO worker he was dating.

The Moroccan had been living with the NGO worker for the past three months, with the victim claiming to have suffered repeated ill-treatment during their relationship.

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Permanent Police Presence Ordered for German Asylum Center Due to Crime Spike, Migrant Violence

German police have been ordered to maintain a permanent presence at an asylum center in Suhl due to rising crime in the community and unrest inside the facility, according to reports.

Georg Maier, interior minister for the state of Thuringia, announced that officers will now guard the Suhl refugee accommodation 24-7 and also implement increased patrols in the surrounding neighborhoods.

“Meanwhile, Suhl’s Lord Mayor André Knapp (CDU) submitted a petition to the Thuringian state parliament on Monday to close the accommodation,” Junge Freiheitreports.

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Report: ICE Confirms Suspect in Minnesota Beheading is an Illegal Immigrant

Alexis Saborit-Viltres, the man who allegedly beheaded a woman in Shakopee, Minnesotalast week, has been revealed to be an illegal alien from Cuba, according to Alpha News.

ICE spokesperson Shawn Neudauer told the outlet, “Alexis Saborit-Viltres, 42, is a citizen of Cuba who is unlawfully present in the United States. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has not placed a detainer on Saborit-Viltres following his recent arrest for second-degree murder in Shakopee, Minnesota.”

Neudauer also confirmed on Tuesday that Saborit-Viltres’s has an extensive criminal record which included multiple convictions in Lousiana and Minnesota for domestic abuse, DUI, and fleeing from a police officer. Saborit-Viltres also has pending charges for first-degree criminal damage to property, first-degree arson and obstruction of the legal process as a result of a previous arrest.

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UK Hotels Canceling Paying Guests After Converting to Migrant Reception Center

Guests who booked stays at a hotel in the United Kingdom are having their reservations canceled amid plans to convert the site into a ‘temporary’ reception center for illegal aliens, according to reports.

The Scalford Country House Hotel in Melton, England, will soon be welcoming migrants instead of paying guests after signing a deal with the U.K. government.

“Scalford Country House Hotel has entered into an agreement with the Home Office to provide temporary, closed quarantine accommodation to asylum seekers for around five days before being moved to long-term accommodation,” MP Alicia Kearns told the Melton Times.

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UK: Most Migrants in a Day Ever: A Record 482 Cross Channel in One Day — Bringing 2021 Total to 10,222 — as Dozens of Migrants on Overloaded Dinghy Are Caught on Video Streaming Into Kent and a Further 300 Arrive Today

This is the moment an ‘overloaded’ dinghy rammed with migrants landed in Kent before the group of men, women and children posed for selfies on the beach on a day where a record 482 people crossed the Channel illegally.

More than 10,000 migrants have officially crossed the Channel by small boat so far this year after almost 500 made the dangerous journey yesterday.

Then as many as a further 300 are thought to have set sail for Britain today, after a stream of fresh arrivals off the Kent coast.

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About a Hundred People Start the Process of Changing Sex Each Year in Czechia

The process of gender reassignment in the Czech Republic is started by about a hundred people a year. Most of them opt for hormone therapy, while only approximately three out of a hundred people undergo gender reassignment surgery. This follows from the data provided by the Association of Health Insurance Companies.

Transsexuals — people who are born as men but feel like women, or vice versa — apply for gender reassignment. “Transsexuality is a congenital disorder of gender identity, which usually causes serious mental problems. In the Czech health care system, it has its diagnosis and treatment,” said doctor Ludmila Plskova from the Association of Health Insurance Companies. The diagnosis is followed by hormonal treatment supplemented by psychotherapy. If people do not undergo surgery, they take the appropriate hormones for life.

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BBC Woman’s Hour Asks ‘Should There be Age-Appropriate Porn’ For Children?

The BBC’s Woman’s Hour programme has seemingly attempted to normalise the question of providing pornography to children, asking the public whether they believe “age-appropriate pornography” should be made for them.

On Monday, the social media account for Woman’s Hour posited the questions: “What’s the best way to inform teenagers about porn? Should there be age-appropriate porn as has been suggested so they can learn about consent and what’s respectful and what’s not? What do you think?”

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UK: Trans Sex Criminals Can Go on Female Wards, NHS Hospitals Told

The health secretary has ordered a review of NHS guidance after it was revealed that three hospital trusts in England advised that biologically male sex offenders who “self-identify” as women could be admitted onto female-only wards after a risk assessment.

The guidance is reportedly a result of instructions by NHS England seen by The Telegraph, which advises that patients, such as biological and “physically intact” males, should be “accommodated according to their presentation: the way they dress, and the name and pronouns they currently use” and be permitted onto the wards of their choice. The newspaper says hospitals across the country have adopted the guidance.

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/5/2021

  1. This Bielarusian border corrupted guards are criminals also , they are selling Europe to horders Muslims, disgusting..

  2. “About a Hundred People Start the Process of Changing Sex Each Year in Czechia

    If people do not undergo surgery, they take the appropriate hormones for life.”

    Which is about the same number as it has been for decades.
    Transsexuals need to take hormones whether they’ve undergone surgery or not though.
    But, most importantly, the article fails to mention surgery is required in order to achieve a sex change in your ID and other documents. Namely transmen need to have the uterus removed, while transwomen need to have the testicles removed. In other words, our legal system doesn’t allow for all that transgender nonsense where a “man” is pregnant, like we see in the US.
    Unfortunately, there are movements trying to bastardize that system over here too.
    Obviously it’s nonsense, because the whole point of being a transsexual is to model your body to fit the sex of your brain, hence effectively healing. That’s why transsexuals have kept quiet the whole time, because the point is to become the other sex, not to gain attention for being different.
    Those who claim they’re transgender, but enjoy having sex with the actual biological genitals, frankly suffer from a different underlying issue and undergoing hormone therapy or surgery isn’t going to help them. And they harm actual transsexuals in the process by dragging attention to themselves.
    That’s why it’s such a popular topic with the leftists, they hit two birds with one stone.

    • Indeed. There are some (very few) genuine transgender people- I’ve known one for many years; this individual has underdeveloped male equipment, but has never had hormone treatment, let alone surgery, and would, I believe, identify as a man, though he does wear drag in private.

      If such a person has the treatments mentioned, and then asks to be addessed by the appropriate pronouns for their “new” gender, then- but only then- it would be polite, and show some degree of sensitivity, to comply.

      • Lies and lying causes so much damage and mental unwellness.
        Observe the Muslim. How does
        such a messed up individual get to the Olympics? NZ hang your hung in shame.

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