Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/10/2021

A police constable in Yorkshire is facing possible termination of employment for making a joke about curry to a fellow officer of Indian heritage. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth’s personal representative in Greater London claims that Her Majesty supports Black Lives Matter.

In other news, a small explosive device blew out windows and a door in an apartment building in Brooklyn. Police are searching for a man riding a dirt bike who allegedly set off the explosion.

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Thanks to Caroline Glick, Dean, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Producer Inflation Accelerated in August, As Wholesale Prices Rose Record 8.3% From a Year Ago
 
USA
» Ben Carson Derides Critical Race Theory at Loudoun Rally, Says it Will ‘Erase’ Racial Progress Made by US
» Biden Will Visit Sites of 9/11 Terror Attacks But No Plans to Address America on 20th Anniversary
» Biden Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers Does Not Apply to USPS: Spokesman
» California Men Accused of Committing Rapes, Murder After Being Released on Bail, Reports Say
» Caroline Glick: Assessing the Twin Disasters of September 2001
» Catholics Frustrated as Increasing Attacks on Churches Go Unnoticed
» Daily Wire Stands Up to Biden, Will Not Comply With Vaccine Mandate
» Fence Going Up Around US Capitol, As Law Enforcement Braces for Sept. 18 Protest
» Fenton Mask Protest Draws a Crowd, Police Respond to Three-Vehicle Accident
» Florida’s Ban on School Mask Mandates is Reinstated by Court
» Former FDA Commissioner: Fauci Funded Gain of Function on EVEN DEADLIER MERS-Like Coronaviruses
» Groups Push Back Against Biden’s Plan to Grant IRS Access to Your Bank Account (And PayPal) Transaction Data
» Judge Orders Apple to Let Developers Promote Alternative Payment Methods in Apps
» Mask Mandate Leads to Student Walkouts at Gaylord High School in First Week
» Missouri Judge Forces Restaurant to Shut Down Over Mask Mandate Violations
» Montour Parents, Students Protest Statewide School Mask Mandate
» More Kids Shot in Chicago Than Have Died of COVID-19 Across US This Year
» Rand Paul: Vaccine Mandates That Ignore Natural Immunity Should Not be Adhered To
» Rep. Adam Schiff Demands More Data on Amazon’s Policing of “Misinformation” In Books
» RNC, Companies, States Announce Refusal to Comply With Biden’s Vaccine Mandate
» Saline Students Walk Out to Protest COVID Mask Mandate
» Small Explosive Device Blows Out Windows, Door at Brooklyn Apartment Building
» Staff, Students to ‘Walkout’ Over Mask Mandates in New York
» Study Finds Teenage Boys Six Times More Likely to Suffer Heart Problems From Vaccine Than be Hospitalized by COVID
» Surfshark Pulls Sponsorship of News Outlet Over Tweet
» Texas Hospital System Bans Ivermectin for COVID Patients as Their Families Demand ‘Wonder Drug’
» Video: Psaki Declares Government Will Make Employers Enforce Vaccine Mandates
» Washington Students to Scan ‘QR Code’ To Track Location for ‘Contact Tracing
» Watch: Police Cite Customers for Trespassing After They Refuse to Wear Masks in Washington Grocery Store
» Wisconsin Office of Special Counsel Tells State Election Commission to Prevent Evidence Destruction
» Wyoming Senators Join Superintendent in Fight Against Critical Race Theory in Wyoming
 
Canada
» Upcoming Vancouver Anti-Vaxx Protest Moved to New Location, Blocks From Hospital
 
Europe and the EU
» German Man Raided by Police After Calling Politician a “Dick” On Twitter
» Hungary: Former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “President Trump Admired Viktor Orban”
» Look, We ARE Patrolling the Beaches, Claim the French: Police Monitor Northern Coast for Migrants Leaving for Britain as They Stand Around Remains of Nazi Concrete Gun Emplacement
» PM Orban: Protection of Carpathian Basin Hungarians’ Centuries-Long Mission
» Poland: Ruling Party Maintains Lead in Public Support Poll
» Poland One of Europe’s Happiest Nations, Says EU Survey
» Polexit Plans? Conservative Ruling Party Denies Rumors Country Will Leave EU
» Scotland Votes to Introduce Vaccine Passports for Nightclubs and Other Large Venues
» TVN, US-Owned Channel in Poland, Censors Minister’s Press Conference
» UK Cop Faces Sack for Joking ‘Maybe I Should Start Eating Curry’ About 105-Year-Old South Asian Man
» UK: ‘Load of Rubbish!’: MP Slams Govt Minister for Backtracking on ‘Discriminatory’ Vax Passports
» UK: Court Papers Served to Prince Andrew Amid Rape Allegations by Epstein Victim
» UK: Conservatives Drop to Lowest Support Since Landslide Election, Behind Labour: Poll
» UK: Evacuated Afghan Special Forces Commando Arrested by British Police in Dawn Raid
» UK: Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London Claims Queen Supports BLM
 
South Asia
» Poll Finds Majority of Americans Say Biden’s Handling of Afghan Exit Makes Terror Attack More Likely
 
Far East
» China Declares War on SIMPS
» New Study Finds ‘Excess Suicides’ In Japan Surged Due to COVID Restrictions
 
Immigration
» Former Refugee Becomes First Black Woman to Win Miss Ireland, Complains About Racism
» German President Assures Poland of Backing in Crisis With Belarus
» Hungary: National Consultation: Most Survey Participants Reject Migrant Quotas
» Migrants Attempted Illegal Border Crossings From Belarus to Poland Despite State of Emergency
» No ‘Cherry-Picking’? Hardline Brexit Negotiator Wants French Sovereignty Back From Euro Courts to Control Immigration
» ‘That’s Correct’: Psaki Brushes Off Question Over Why Biden is Mandating Vaccines for Companies With 100 Employees But Not Migrants Coming Across the Border
 
Culture Wars
» More and More Czech Children Want to Change Their Gender
 

Producer Inflation Accelerated in August, As Wholesale Prices Rose Record 8.3% From a Year Ago

Prices that producers get for final demand goods and services surged in August at their highest annual rate since at least 2010, the Labor Department reported Friday.

The producer price index rose 0.7% for the month, above the 0.6% Dow Jones estimate, though below the 1% increase in July.

On a year-over-year basis, the gauge rose 8.3%, which is the biggest annual increase since records have been kept going back to November 2010. That came following a 7.8% move higher in July, which also set a record.

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

Ben Carson Derides Critical Race Theory at Loudoun Rally, Says it Will ‘Erase’ Racial Progress Made by US

Dr. Ben Carson warned about critical race theory Wednesday, telling a crowd in Loudoun County, Va., the controversial ideology threatened to reverse racial progress Americans made.

“Tremendous progress has been made, and this critical race theory is trying to erase that progress and send us back in the other direction — and we cannot allow that to happen,” Carson said.

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

Biden Will Visit Sites of 9/11 Terror Attacks But No Plans to Address America on 20th Anniversary

President Biden on Saturday will visit the three sites of the 9/11 terror attacks — New York City, Virginia and Pennsylvania — to mark their 20th anniversary but is not scheduled to give public remarks or a speech.

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

Biden Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers Does Not Apply to USPS: Spokesman

President Joe Biden’s executive order mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all executive branch employees does not apply to the U.S. Postal Service, according to a USPS spokesperson.

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

California Men Accused of Committing Rapes, Murder After Being Released on Bail, Reports Say

At least two California men are accused of committing heinous crimes after being released on bail for previous offenses, according to a local report.

Two men who were arrested this week in connection with separate crimes including sexual assault, murder and arson had recently been released on bail, according to reports from local affiliate FOX 40 and CBS Sacramento.

On Wednesday, Joseph Frank Pineda Pimentel was arrested and charged with raping a woman in Sonora just days after he was bailed out of jail in connection with a previous sexual assault arrest, CBS reported.

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

Caroline Glick: Assessing the Twin Disasters of September 2001

We have a tendency to forget that two historical events occurred in early September 2001. No one needs to be reminded of the jihadist attacks on Sept. 11 that killed nearly 3,000 people in a single morning. The other event, that tends to be overlooked, was the UN Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance in Durban, South Africa, which concluded four days before the attacks.

With 20 years of hindsight, and in light of America’s catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan last month, it suddenly seems clear that the Durban Conference changed the course of history equally if not more than the Islamic terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. It was legacy of Durban, more than Sept. 11 that brought the free world to its present perilous juncture. Today a humiliated free world faces triumphant forces of jihad, far more powerful than they were on Sept. 10, 2001. It faces a rapidly rising China. Above all else, it faces internal upheavals and cleavages within its own ranks.

US President Joe Biden justifies his decision to withdraw US and NATO forces from Afghanistan in the shameful way he did by claiming that the time had come to end “the forever war.” But it works out that Biden and his advisors don’t have a problem with all “forever wars.” They just weren’t willing to fight jihadist Islam. They didn’t want to fight this specific war — against the enemy that attacked America 20 years ago this week. And in their frenzied quest to devote all of their energies and efforts to fighting their chosen forever war, Biden and his team were willing to ignore — or perhaps worse, to accept — two very simple facts of war.

First, the only way to end a war that you haven’t won is to lose it. And second, if you end a war without winning it, you hand victory to your enemy…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

Catholics Frustrated as Increasing Attacks on Churches Go Unnoticed

DENVER — Their houses of worship have been torched and hit by gunfire, their statues smashed and defaced repeatedly in the past 18 months, but Catholics are having a hard time getting the powers that be to notice.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reported 93 incidents as of Aug. 24 in 28 states since May 2020, including “arson, statues beheaded, limbs cut, smashed, and painted, gravestones defaced with swastikas and anti-Catholic language and American flags next to them burned.”

That figure may be low. C.J. Doyle, Catholic Action League executive director, said the list left out 12 of the 15 incidents during that period in Massachusetts but did include a Molotov cocktail thrown last year at a church door in Weymouth.

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

Daily Wire Stands Up to Biden, Will Not Comply With Vaccine Mandate

In response to President Joe Biden announcing on Thursday that all companies with 100 employees or more must have their employees get vaccinated or be subjected to weekly testing, The Daily Wire is pushing back, stating that “we’ll use every tool at our disposal, including legal action to resist.”

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

Fence Going Up Around US Capitol, As Law Enforcement Braces for Sept. 18 Protest

Fencing outside U.S. Capitol is expected to return ahead of the “Justice for J6” rally, a source familiar with the plans confirmed to ABC News.

The fencing, erected after the Jan. 6 riot, was removed in July.

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

Fenton Mask Protest Draws a Crowd, Police Respond to Three-Vehicle Accident

On Friday, Sept. 10, approximately 150 people protested the Genesee County Health Department’s mask mandate for students in pre-K through grade 12 by standing across from the Fenton Area Public Schools complex off Owen Road.

Parents held signs and cheered as students left school to join the protest. Many motorists honked as they passed by.

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

Florida’s Ban on School Mask Mandates is Reinstated by Court

Florida’s 1st District Court reinstated Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) ban on school mask mandates Friday, after a lower court blocked it earlier this week.

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

Former FDA Commissioner: Fauci Funded Gain of Function on EVEN DEADLIER MERS-Like Coronaviruses

Former FDA head and current Pfizer board member Scott Gottlieb reacted to further revelations this week regarding the funding of dangerous gain of function research by Anthony Fauci, noting that a previously unknown fact has emerged that lab tampering was undertaken on MERS-like coronaviruses, which are even deadlier than their SARS-like relatives.

Gottlieb noted that documents obtained under the FOIA also show that the viruses were made more deadly to humans in several labs around Wuhan, including a level three biocontainment facility, which has lesser security that the level four labs previously mentioned in relation to the outbreak.

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

Groups Push Back Against Biden’s Plan to Grant IRS Access to Your Bank Account (And PayPal) Transaction Data

Banking industry officials and other financial services firms are bracing for a long fight over a bill that will require banks to share consumer account information with the Internal Revenue Service to boost federal tax revenue.

This notion originally gained traction this spring within the American Families Plan by the Biden administration. But bankers and even some consumer groups have slammed it as a compliance concern and a privacy issue. Financial institutions already provide the IRS with large quantities of data.

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

Judge Orders Apple to Let Developers Promote Alternative Payment Methods in Apps

Apple has been ordered to no longer prevent developers from including links to third-party payment systems for in-app purchases, a judge ruled on Friday. The judge, however, didn’t go as far as ruling that Apple had a monopoly.

We obtained a copy of the ruling for you here.

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

Mask Mandate Leads to Student Walkouts at Gaylord High School in First Week

GAYLORD — A small group of Gaylord High School students who refused to wear masks at the start of the school year this week snowballed into a sizable walkout of an estimated 75 people Thursday and Friday.

Some say they feel they’ve been lied to — by state and local officials who initially indicated that mask-wearing would be optional for students at the start of this year, and by school administrators, who reportedly assured them they wouldn’t be punished for protesting the rules, junior Fayth Sanom said. School officials have not replied to requests for comment.

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

Missouri Judge Forces Restaurant to Shut Down Over Mask Mandate Violations

In Blue Springs, Missouri, a battle between the Rae’s Café restaurant and the Jackson County Health Department came to a close Friday. A Jackson County judge granted a restraining order to temporarily shut the business down on the grounds of repeated complaints about violations of the county’s mask mandate.

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

Montour Parents, Students Protest Statewide School Mask Mandate

ROBINSON, Pa. (KDKA) — The first week of the statewide school mask mandate is coming to a close, but not without more protests.

Dozens of parents and students stood outside with signs at the Montour Schools complex.

“It’s hard to breathe, they have to wear the masks eight hours a day, and the truth of it is, most of the time, the teachers, the administrators, the students — they’re not really wearing the masks in compliance anyhow,” said parent Brian Morse.

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

More Kids Shot in Chicago Than Have Died of COVID-19 Across US This Year

Over the course of 2021, more minors have been shot in Chicago than have died of COVID-19 in all of the United States, according to data from police and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A total of 214 children 17 years old or younger have died of COVID-19 so far this year in the country. Comparatively, Chicago police told FOX 32 Chicago earlier this week that 261 children have been shot — 41 of whom have died.

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

Rand Paul: Vaccine Mandates That Ignore Natural Immunity Should Not be Adhered To

Senator Rand Paul responded to Joe Biden’s far reaching vaccine mandate announcement by stating that it ignores science and should be resisted by Americans.

Writing on Twitter, Paul noted “Vaccine mandates that ignore natural immunity ignore the science, are unscientific, and should not be adhered to or promulgated by the government.”

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

Rep. Adam Schiff Demands More Data on Amazon’s Policing of “Misinformation” In Books

Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat, has written to Amazon and Facebook, requesting more information on their efforts to combat the spread of “misinformation” on their platforms. The Democratic party has intensified its criticism of online platforms for their failure to address what they say is misinformation, which they blame for the stalling of the vaccination program.

“Despite some concrete and positive steps previously taken, these companies owe both the public and the Congress additional answers about the exponential and dangerous proliferation of misinformation,” said Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, in a statement.

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

RNC, Companies, States Announce Refusal to Comply With Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Private companies across the United States are pushing back against President Biden’s vaccination mandate that requires employers with 100 or more employees to compel employees to get vaccinated against COVID or face fines and termination.

“It is not about freedom or personal choice but about those around you,” Biden said during his Thursday speech.

Ronna McDaniel, RNC Chairwoman, said Biden’s mandate is “unconstitutional.”

“Joe Biden told Americans when he was elected that he would not impose vaccine mandates,” she said, referencing his statements of December 4, 2020. “He lied. Now small businesses, workers, and families across the country will pay the price.”

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

Saline Students Walk Out to Protest COVID Mask Mandate

SALINE, MI — Under the watchful eye of school administrators, roughly 35 students walked out of Saline High School Friday morning in apparent peaceful protest of masking measures put in place amid “high” levels of COVID-19 transmission in Washtenaw County.

There were no signs, no chanting or bullhorns. There was a pink “Olde Midway” cotton candy machine and a table of snacks next to the bus loop, manned by a small group of parents on standby for what some called a “mask break.”

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

Small Explosive Device Blows Out Windows, Door at Brooklyn Apartment Building

A dirt bike rider allegedly set off a commercial grade explosive in front of a Brooklyn apartment door, blowing out windows and at least one door before riding around and smashing car windshields in the neighborhood early Friday, the borough’s district attorney says.

A report about the blast at the three-story Madison Street building in Stuyvesant Heights came in around 8 a.m. The FDNY said only that it received a call about smoke 15 minutes earlier.

“I’d call it a firecracker but it was larger than that,” District Attorney Eric González told reporters near the scene hours later.

“There’s video of the incident. We can see him light the explosive device, it blows out the windows, it damages an interior door, it blows in the door of an unrelated victim in the case,” González added.

Police officials say they have identified the person of interest who sped away from the apartment on a dirt bike, but not before damaging more than a dozen cars on the block…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Staff, Students to ‘Walkout’ Over Mask Mandates in New York

Students staff and parents in two large Long Island school districts are planning a walkout today over the schools’ strict new mask mandates.

People affiliated with West Islip and Massapequa high schools are planning to walk out on Friday and protest what they consider to be overly draconian New York State rules for schools in what is coming to be known as “School Walkout day.”

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

Study Finds Teenage Boys Six Times More Likely to Suffer Heart Problems From Vaccine Than be Hospitalized by COVID

Research conducted by the University of California has found that teenage boys are six times more likely to suffer from heart problems caused by the COVID-19 vaccine than to be hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 itself.

Wow.

“A team led by Dr Tracy Hoeg at the University of California investigated the rate of cardiac myocarditis — heart inflammation — and chest pain in children aged 12-17 following their second dose of the vaccine,” reports the Telegraph.

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

Surfshark Pulls Sponsorship of News Outlet Over Tweet

Virtual private network (VPN) provider Surfshark announced that it has pulled its sponsorship of independent media outlet The Post Millennial after its editor-at-large Andy Ngo was targeted with what he describes as a “hoax orchestrated by a white man to silence a gay journalist of color who dared to report on the man’s restraining order.”

An Antifa activist, who has been a subject of Ngo’s previous reporting, tagged Surfshark in a tweet, accused Ngo of working with “Proud Boys and Capitol rioters to target journalists with death threats,” and asked the company why it runs ads on The Post Millennial.

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

Texas Hospital System Bans Ivermectin for COVID Patients as Their Families Demand ‘Wonder Drug’

A Texas hospital system imposed “new restriction criteria” on the use of ivermectin, excluding the anti-parasitic agent from treatment of COVID-19.

St. Luke’s Health will only allow its infectious disease physicians to use the drug for preventive treatment of strongyloidiasis, a roundworm infection, according to a Sept. 2 directive shared with Just the News.

Its wording suggests that non-infectious disease physicians had been considering or actually prescribing ivermectin for COVID patients.

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

Video: Psaki Declares Government Will Make Employers Enforce Vaccine Mandates

After Joe Biden announced that all companies with more than 100 employees will be mandated to get employees vaccinated against COVID, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked if the government has the power to enforce the move, to which she replied emphatically ‘yes’.

The reporter asked Psaki, “How bold is the president willing to be as far as the private sector is concerned in the vaccine mandate area, even if they don’t have federal contracts. Can the Department of Labor or anyone else compel major employers, large employers, to force the vaccine mandates on their employees?”

“Yes,” Psaki said, adding simply “Stay tuned.”

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

Washington Students to Scan ‘QR Code’ To Track Location for ‘Contact Tracing

High school students in Washington are being required to “scan a QR code to submit information about their location” in order to “better facilitate contact tracing.”

In an email to families sent before the start of the school year, Stadium High School in Tacoma, Wash., informed students that they would be split into three lunch periods. Students have the option of eating in the cafeteria, the main gym, the auxiliary gym, or the courtyard. The 115 year old school is a historic building with a beautiful campus that was the filming location for the Heath Ledger teen romantic comedy “10 Things I Hate About You.”

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

Watch: Police Cite Customers for Trespassing After They Refuse to Wear Masks in Washington Grocery Store

A video surfaced on Wednesday showing police officers citing customers for not wearing face masks at a grocery store in Vancouver, WA. Last month, Democrat Governor Jay Inslee reinstituted indoor mask mandates for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

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

Wisconsin Office of Special Counsel Tells State Election Commission to Prevent Evidence Destruction

Special Counsel and former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Mike Gableman is attempting to prevent the potential destruction of evidence pertaining to the 2020 presidential election in the state.

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

Wyoming Senators Join Superintendent in Fight Against Critical Race Theory in Wyoming

Wyoming Senator Ogden Driskill will introduce state legislation to fight back against Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Wyoming; with Senate President Dan Dockstader co-sponsoring the bill. Driskill’s Civics Transparency Act is currently in draft form with the Legislative Service Office. Driskill said his bill gives “parents the tools to know what is being taught in their children’s classrooms and prevents the indoctrination found in the critical race theory curriculum that has been pushed by the far-left and has found its way into some classrooms.”

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

Upcoming Vancouver Anti-Vaxx Protest Moved to New Location, Blocks From Hospital

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Organizers of a controversial protest against vaccine passports will no longer be holding their so-called freedom movement in front of a Vancouver hospital.

The Canadian Frontline Nurses group had planned to hold a second demonstration Monday in front of Vancouver General Hospital, but an edited poster now shows Vancouver City Hall as the new location.

Despite the Vancouver location change — many other protests organized by the group across the country are still planned in front of hospitals.

It’s unclear why the group changed its location in Vancouver.

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

German Man Raided by Police After Calling Politician a “Dick” On Twitter

Six police officers in Hamburg, Germany, raided the house of a man who insulted a politician on Twitter using a phrase that refers to the male genitalia. The raid was heavily blasted on social media as classic overreach by German authorities.

A little over three months ago, a Twitter user who goes by the screen name “ZooStPauli,” described Hamburg’s interior and sports minister Andy Grote as “pimmel,” (a “dick”) in a reply to a post by the minister. On early Wednesday morning, six officers raided his house to search for evidence.

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

Hungary: Former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “President Trump Admired Viktor Orban”

In the issues of border protection and immigration, “Hungary is even more effective than we are,” former U.S. Attorney General during the Trump administration, Jeff Sessions, told pro-government daily Magyar Nemzet. In the interview, the former Republican senator also praised Hungary’s historic role in defending their Christian roots and Western civilization, while admitting that President Trump admires Prime Minister Orban for standing up for his country against the likes of Brussels bureaucrats.

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

Look, We ARE Patrolling the Beaches, Claim the French: Police Monitor Northern Coast for Migrants Leaving for Britain as They Stand Around Remains of Nazi Concrete Gun Emplacement

Through the grey of early-morning half-light, a dozen dark figures could be seen on the beach.

Occasionally they ventured into the rolling dunes, and powerful torches lit up the darkness.

As dawn broke yesterday, it became clear that these were French police officers — and that, belatedly, at least some of the northern coast was being closely monitored for migrants leaving for Britain

In a week when unauthorised seaborne arrivals in Kent from France once again approached 1,000 in one single day, and Home Secretary Priti Patel threatened to cut funding for French Channel policing, the authorities there were finally sparked into action.

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

PM Orban: Protection of Carpathian Basin Hungarians’ Centuries-Long Mission

“Hungarians have never lost sight of their mission,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared in a speech on Thursday at Budapest’s Mathias Corvinus Collegium.

Orban said the 21st century belonged to Asia though Europe was proudly bearing “its spiritual primacy”. The United States, meanwhile, was used to global economic and military leadership role, he added.

He said the West had bestrode the globe for 400 years with a sense of exceptionalism and a mission which gave it inspiration and self-confidence. But at the start of the 21st century Western civilisation had started to confront serious challenges, he added.

A “woke” neo-Marxism, he said, was taking hold in America, while Europe was beset by a Muslim demographic, political and economic tide, creating a new state of affairs in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria.

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

Poland: Ruling Party Maintains Lead in Public Support Poll

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party holds pole position in an early September public support survey with 37 percent of declared votes, followed by the Civic Coalition (KO), the main opposition bloc, with 27-percent support.

The Polska 2050 movement headed by TV personality Szymon Holownia placed third in the survey with 16 percent of the potential vote. The Left (Lewica) placed fourth in the running on 8-percent public support and the right-wing Confederation (Konfederacja) party took the fifth spot with 7 percent of respondents’ votes.

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

Poland One of Europe’s Happiest Nations, Says EU Survey

Poland is one of the happiest nations in Europe, according to data from the European Union.

Releasing a raft of data about the happiness of its members’ citizens, Eurostat found that Poland outdid other countries in a number of categories.

According to the data, Poland has one of the highest levels of overall life satisfaction in the EU with 78 percent of Poles indicating they are happy, this is higher than the EU average which is 73 percent.

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

Polexit Plans? Conservative Ruling Party Denies Rumors Country Will Leave EU

The head of the Parliamentary Caucus of Law and Justice (PiS), Ryszard Terlecki, has denied his party is planning any withdrawal from the European Union and accused the opposition and liberal media of creating the very idea of Polexit.

Terlecki was responding to reactions to his remarks during the Economic Forum in Karpacz. There, he commented on the European Commission’s quest to fine Poland for alleged rule of law abuses:

“We have to look at how best to work together so we all can remain in the EU, so it is shaped in a way we can all accept. Otherwise, we will have to look for drastic solutions,” he said.

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

Scotland Votes to Introduce Vaccine Passports for Nightclubs and Other Large Venues

Starting next month, Scots will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter nightclubs and other venues, if the law goes ahead as was yesterday voted on in the Scottish Parliament. However, the government has not made it clear how the vaccine passport mandates would work and ministers even had trouble defining a “nightclub.”

On Thursday, the Members of Scottish Parliament (MSPs) greenlit plans for the implementation of vaccine passport mandates. So, starting October 1, vaccine passports will likely be required for unseated indoor events with more than 500 people and unseated outdoor events with more than 4,000 people.

The passes will also be required for all events (seated or unseated) with more than 10,000 people. The requirements effectively cover nightclubs, cinemas, football matches, and many other entertainment venues.

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

TVN, US-Owned Channel in Poland, Censors Minister’s Press Conference

The scene was well set. During a press conference held by Poland’s justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro, Discovery-owned TVN was ready to pounce, copying what had been done to President Trump by CNN.

On Tuesday, the European Commission disclosed that it is petitioning the European Court of Justice to fine Poland for violating an injunction with regard to the functioning of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court. Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro held a press conference in reaction to the commission’s decision, however, the live transmission from the press conference was cut short by news channel TVN24.

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

UK Cop Faces Sack for Joking ‘Maybe I Should Start Eating Curry’ About 105-Year-Old South Asian Man

A British police officer is facing racial misconduct charges for joking “maybe I should start eating curry” on hearing of a South Asian man aged 105.

Police Constable David Warwick is said to have made the humorous remark while speaking to a fellow officer of Indian heritage at Shepcote Lane police station, near the Sheffield suburb of Tinsley, South Yorkshire, back in July 2020.

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

UK: ‘Load of Rubbish!’: MP Slams Govt Minister for Backtracking on ‘Discriminatory’ Vax Passports

“What a load of rubbish!” a lockdown-sceptic Tory MP replied when Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi defended the introduction of domestic vaccines passports for nightclubs and claimed that it was not discriminatory.

Defending domestic vaccine passports set to come into use for entering nightclubs by the end of September, Mr Zahawi lamented that such measures — which he admits “curtail people’s freedoms” — were “not in his [Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s] DNA”.

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UK: Court Papers Served to Prince Andrew Amid Rape Allegations by Epstein Victim

Following the filing of a sexual assault lawsuit against Prince Andrew last month, the Prince has reportedly been served with court papers outlining the allegations against him.

According to the Mirror, legal staff handed the court documents to royal protection officers at Windsor Palace two weeks ago, after being told that the lawyers could not meet with Andrew in person.

Andrew is reportedly understood to be aware of this development.

Under the Hague Convention, the team representing Virginia Roberts Giuffre must present the papers to Andrew in person, but according to the Mirror, legal documents filed ing the US state that the summons have been served to Andrew properly under UK law.

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UK: Conservatives Drop to Lowest Support Since Landslide Election, Behind Labour: Poll

Voter support for the Conservative Party is at its lowest since its landslide 2019 election victory, following Prime Minister Johnson breaking his manifesto pledge to not raise taxes.

The YouGov poll for The Times published on Friday also showed that the Tories had lost their lead over the main opposition party, Labour, for the first time since January.

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UK: Evacuated Afghan Special Forces Commando Arrested by British Police in Dawn Raid

A former Afghan special forces commando airlifted to Britain has been arrested in a dawn raid on a Manchester quarantine hotel, according to reports.

The unnamed man, who was airlifted out of Kabul along with thousands of other Afghans, was arrested “on or around 31 August or 1 September” and is still in detention, according to Sky News.

It is unclear whether or not he has been charged with a crime, but British police can normally hold an arrestee suspected of a serious crime for up to 96 hours without charging them with an offence.

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UK: Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London Claims Queen Supports BLM

The Queen’s personal representative in Greater London has claimed that the Royal Family support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Sir Kenneth Olisa, the first black Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, was asked if the Royals support BLM by Channel 4 News and, according to The Telegraph, responded that “The answer is easily yes”.

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Poll Finds Majority of Americans Say Biden’s Handling of Afghan Exit Makes Terror Attack More Likely

A new poll conducted by the Trafalgar Group shows two key sentiments among the American electorate in the aftermath of the withdrawal effort from Afghanistan: Most believe the Biden administration’s withdrawal from the region have increased the likelihood America will be the victim of “another 9/11 style terror attack,” and the majority believe the administration is ill-suited to lead the country.

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China Declares War on SIMPS

Western masculinity continues to be subverted by degeneracy, demoralization, porn and the total collapse of self-respect.

But the globe’s primary competitive superpower is taking a completely different approach.

China has declared war on simps.

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New Study Finds ‘Excess Suicides’ In Japan Surged Due to COVID Restrictions

Here’s a study that wasn’t covered at all by the media, despite it’s chilling findings, which cut against claims by American health experts that COVID lockdowns haven’t led to an increase in suicides.

A recent UK study showed 5x as many children have died via suicide since the start of the pandemic than the number who have died from COVID (almost no children — and no healthy children — have died from COVID in the US and UK). And the fact that suicides have increased in Japan over the past year has already been documented.

According to this new study, which was carried out via scientists from a Japanese university along with Japan’s Infectious Diseases Surveillance Center, 2,665 excess cases of mortality were identified between July 2020 and March 2021. The study’s methodology was similar to that from an earlier study. “Excess mortality” was defined as the difference between the actual number of deaths, and the expected epidemiological threshold (assuming the actual number exceeds the expectation).

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Former Refugee Becomes First Black Woman to Win Miss Ireland, Complains About Racism

A former refugee who became the first black woman to win Miss Ireland reacted to being given the award by complaining about racism.

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German President Assures Poland of Backing in Crisis With Belarus

The Belarusian regime’s hybrid attack on Poland by pushing Middle Eastern migrants into Poland across both countries’ common border was the subject of a Friday telephone conversation between the presidents of Poland and Germany, Andrzej Duda and Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Recounting the conversation to PAP, Duda’s international policy aide Jakub Kumoch said Steinmeier assured Duda of Germany’s support in the situation, and promised that Germany will back Poland in the matter in the EU.

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Hungary: National Consultation: Most Survey Participants Reject Migrant Quotas

Almost all respondents to the government’s National Consultation public survey have indicated their objection to any form of mandatory distribution of illegal migrants across the European Union, the state secretary for international communication and relations said in a video published on Facebook on Friday.

Zoltan Kovacs said that out of the over 1.4 million respondents, fully 1,388,227, or 99 percent, said that they approved of the government’s position on rejecting any such plans. “This is a convincing vote against,” he said.

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Migrants Attempted Illegal Border Crossings From Belarus to Poland Despite State of Emergency

On Wednesday, Poland’s Border Guard reported detecting nearly 200 attempted illegal border crossings, with three migrants, all Afghans, being detained, with the remainder stopped from actually crossing the frontier.

“On Wednesday, Aug. 9, border guard members noted 194 attempts at illegal border crossing on the border of Poland and Belarus. Three illegal migrants were stopped, all from Afghanistan. The remainder were prevented from crossing the frontier. Since the beginning of September, there have been nearly 1,300 such attempts,” the Polish Border guard posted on Twitter.

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No ‘Cherry-Picking’? Hardline Brexit Negotiator Wants French Sovereignty Back From Euro Courts to Control Immigration

The EU’s former hardline Brexit negotiator, who criticised his British counterparts for “cherry-picking” during negotiations, appears to have embraced Euroscepticism, demanding the return of France’s sovereignty from European courts to control immigration.

Mr Barnier, a former European Commissioner and former French foreign minister, is campaigning to be the candidate for the right-wing Republicans party ahead of France’s 2022 presidential elections.

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‘That’s Correct’: Psaki Brushes Off Question Over Why Biden is Mandating Vaccines for Companies With 100 Employees But Not Migrants Coming Across the Border

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki brushed off a question at Friday’s press briefing about the new vaccine mandate for employers with more than 100 workers — and why it should not also apply to migrants at the southern border.

She got asked about the juxtaposed policies by Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy, who regularly peppers Biden with questions about the border.

The reporter at first asked her ‘why is it it that you’re trying to require anybody with a job, or anybody who has a job, or anybody who goes to school, to get a COVID-19vaccine, but you’re not requiring that of migrants who continue to walk across the southern border.’

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More and More Czech Children Want to Change Their Gender

It is not just countries like the United States, Great Britain and the United Kingdom that are experiencing a dramatic rise in children who want to change their gender. Countries like Czechia are seeing a rise in such cases.

The number of children with gender identity disorders is growing in doctor’s offices, saying they do not identify with their biological gender — boys feel like girls and vice versa, according to Czech news outlet Lidovky.

“We mainly attribute this to greater enlightenment and awareness of the population in general,” said Petr Weiss, chairman of the Czech Sexological Society.

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