Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/17/2021

As of October 15, all Italian workers will have to show a “green pass” or a recent negative PCR test to be able to work. Those who fail to do so will not be paid. Meanwhile, French authorities have suspended thousands of healthcare workers who refused to be “vaccinated”.

In other news, a man in the town of Almelo in the Netherlands terrified his neighbors by firing a crossbow from an apartment balcony. Police shot at the bowman, and he was taken to the hospital. Two people were found stabbed to death in his apartment building.

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

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USA
» Apple Threatened to Take Facebook Off App Store Amid Human Trafficking Concerns: Report
» Biden Can’t Budge Manchin on Budget-Busting Infrastructure Bill
» Brown Suspends In-Person Gatherings Despite Nearly 98% Vaccination Rate, No COVID Outbreak
» Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says She is Going to Curb Violence by Suing the City’s Violent Gangs… Let’s Wish Her the Best of Luck With That!
» Dozens March to Protest Disney’s Vaccine Mandate
» Energy Companies Accused of Contacting Employers of Those Who Criticize Them on Twitter
» Glasgow Protesters Gather for ‘Right to Try’ Different Treatments
» Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Tougher Anti-Critical Race Theory Law
» Group Gathers Outside of University of Kansas Health System to Protest Vaccine Mandate
» Karen Mask Freak Attacks Restaurant Owner for Not Wearing Face Covering
» Muslim ER Doctor Charged With Female Genital Mutilation of Nine Girls Aged Just Seven ‘Was Part of Secret Network Which Traveled Across US to Perform Agonizing Procedure, ‘ Detroit Court Hears
» Olympia Preparing for Potential Conflicts During Saturday Protests
» Poll: Almost Half of Americans Disapprove of Biden Vaccine Mandates
» Protesters Rally Against Baker Vaccine Mandate Outside State House
» San Francisco Mayor Breaks Health Order to Party With BLM Co-Founder at Nightclub
» Small Business Group Plans to Sue Biden Admin Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Vaccine Mandate
» STEM Shooter Sentenced to 1,282 Years on Top of Life Sentence
» Teen Vogue Busted Publishing Article on Police Abolitionist Without Disclosing That Author Works for Candidate’s Political Consultant
» Video: Inside Edition Finds That Majority of NYC Restaurants Are Not Enforcing Vaccine Passport Mandate
» Viral Video Shows Man Following Woman Around Store, Publicly Shaming Her for Being Unvaccinated
» YouTube Deletes Interview With Congressman Thomas Massie
 
Canada
» Ongoing Protests, Arrests at Fairy Creek Over Logging ‘Not Working,’ Says Judge
 
Europe and the EU
» 70’s German Film Eerily Predicted COVID Pandemic, Vaccine Mandates, Lockdowns, Masks & More
» A Chaotic Showdown With a Crossbow-Wielding Man Leaves 2 People Dead
» Almost a Quarter of COVID Patients in England Are Being Treated for Something Else
» Brexit Triumph! UK Economy Growth Fastest in Developed World in 2021 Second Quarter
» Extinction Rebellion Plans ‘Disruptive Action’ in Front of Federal Parliament
» Facebook Censors German Anti-Lockdown Movement Under New Rules to Prevent Real Users From Organizing & Amplifying ‘Harmful’ Ideas
» France Suspends Thousands of Health Workers Who Refused COVID Jab
» France Recalls Ambassador to U.S. Over Australia Submarine Deal
» Greek Far-Left Anarchist Main Suspect in Armed Bank Robberies
» Hungary Will Defend Its Values, Justice Minister Varga Says
» Italy Opts for ‘Hard Line’ In Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate for Workers
» Report: Anti-Carbon Policies Create Fossil-Fuel Shortage in Europe
» Society Cannot be ‘Held Hostage’ By Unvaccinated, Finnish Heath Boss Says
» The Green Plague Spreads Through France, With More Cities Introducing a Maximum Speed of 30mph
» The Swedish Narcos Escaping the Cold in Spain’s Costa Del Sol
» UK: ‘They’re Shutting Country Down, F*** Them!’ Fury as Protesters Block Stansted Airport Road
» UK: ‘Swansea Man’ Turkey Al-Turkey Jailed for Rape
» UK: BBC Appoints Anti-Brexit Establishment Journo for Top Job
» UK: Cambridge Extinction Rebellion Youth Activists Stencil ‘Making Mass Murder Possible’ On Marshall HQ
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Co-Founder Rents Crumbling Building to Farm Workers
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: Why Oslo Still Rules
 
South Asia
» Afghanistan: US Admits Kabul Drone Strike Killed Civilians
» Americans Still Stranded in Afghanistan as Flights From Mazar-I-Sharif Continue to be Grounded
» Biden Slammed in Song About Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal
 
Far East
» ‘Big Moment for the Anglosphere’: Farage Praises ‘First Coordinated Military Pushback Against Communist China’
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia’s Labor Party Asks Google What “Misinformation” Censorship Plans it Has for the Next Election
» Hands Off Our Smoko: Furious Construction Workers Take to the Streets Across Melbourne After ‘Dictator’ Dan Shut Down Tea Rooms, Made Vaccines Mandatory and Banned Regional Travel
 
Latin America
» Brazil’s Supreme Court and Senate Overturn Bolsonaro’s Anti-Social Media Censorship Order
 
Immigration
» “This is Illegal” — Republican Senator Blasts FAA Decision to Ground Drones Filming Texas Bridge Border Chaos
» Biden Admin Banned Drones From Showing Border Crisis in Texas, So Local Law Enforcement Provides Helicopter
» Bill Tripling Texas’ Border Security Budget and Allocating $750 Million to Wall Construction Becomes Law
» EU Parliament Says Taking in Afghans a Matter of ‘Moral Responsibility’
» Federal Court Ruling Just Made the Border Crisis Infinitely Worse
» Greece Tightens Its Border With Turkey Amid ‘Tough But Fair Migration Policy’
» Greek MEP: Only the Visegrad Four Countries Conduct Good Migration Policy
» Media Outlet Files Lawsuit to Challenge FAA Ban on Drone Footage at Texas Border
» North Dakota: Somali Refugee Charged With Murder of Young Mother
» Poland’s, Lithuania’s PMs to Discuss Higher Security, Migration
» UK: Boats a Distraction? Visa Overstayer Illegal Migrants Estimated at 64,000 a Year
» UK: Migrant Crossings: More Than 400 People Cross Channel in Three Days
» UN to UK: ‘Consider Keeping Your Borders Open’, Change Anti-Illegal Immigration Bill
» Under 20 Percent of Non-European Illegals Obey Deportation Orders
 
Culture Wars
» Instagram Blocks Results for “Natural Immunity” Hashtag
» PinePage is a New Patreon Alternative Committed to Free Speech
 

Apple Threatened to Take Facebook Off App Store Amid Human Trafficking Concerns: Report

Following a 2019 BBC report that revealed how human traffickers were using Facebook to sell victims, Apple reportedly threatened to kick the social media giant off of its App Store, a new Wall Street Journal report reveals.

A Facebook investigation team reportedly spent over a year documenting human trafficking trades occurring in the Middle East, facilitated on their platform.

“On Facebook and Instagram, unscrupulous employment agencies advertised workers they could supply under coercive terms, using their photos and describing their skills and personal details,” wrote the Wall Street Journal.

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

Biden Can’t Budge Manchin on Budget-Busting Infrastructure Bill

Presidentish Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar so-called infrastructure bill is supposed to be his signature achievement and a boon to Democrat lobby groups for years to come — so why can’t he budge Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) into voting for it?

Earlier this week I reported to you that Dems are desperate to get this bill passed, so much so that they were willing to back down a bit on their treasured tax hikes — because of Manchin’s opposition.

On Wednesday, Biden brought Manchin to the Oval Officefor a little presidential arm-twisting.

According to Axios, the meeting did not go well… for Biden.

Hans Nichols reports that Biden “failed to persuade” Manchin to vote for his spending orgy.

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

Brown Suspends In-Person Gatherings Despite Nearly 98% Vaccination Rate, No COVID Outbreak

Brown University has suspended in-person dining and student organization gatherings due to a slight uptick in positive asymptomatic COVID test results.

As of Sept. 14, there were 91 positive cases of COVID reported over the last seven days, a positivity rate of .7 percent, according to the university’s online data.

The campus also enjoys a vaccine rate of 97.9 percent among students and 95.5 among faculty and staff, the data show.

But student leaders have been told that “all student organization events, activities, and meetings must be held virtually.”

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says She is Going to Curb Violence by Suing the City’s Violent Gangs… Let’s Wish Her the Best of Luck With That!

Chicago is known for its notorious gang problem, now more than ever—murders in the city are up sharply in 2021 from recent years—and the city’s stalwart mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has hit upon a novel solution to fight back: Ask the gangs to show up in court to face lawsuits!

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

Dozens March to Protest Disney’s Vaccine Mandate

ORLANDO, Fla., and ANAHEIM, Calif. — Dozens of Disney World employees and supporters, as well as a few others near Disneyland in California, marched near both resorts Friday to protest the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

In July, The Walt Disney Company announced that it would require its U.S.-based salaried and nonunion hourly workers to get vaccinated.

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

Energy Companies Accused of Contacting Employers of Those Who Criticize Them on Twitter

Powerful energy companies in the US have been responding to criticism on social media by reaching out to employers of those who criticize them, demanding the editing or removal of posts. Because of their monopolistic power, in some cases, employers and the critics themselves have had to oblige.

Autumn Johnson works at Western Resource Advocates (WRA), a nonprofit that focuses on the conservation of the environment in the Southwest, Gizmodo reported.

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

Glasgow Protesters Gather for ‘Right to Try’ Different Treatments

GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) — On Friday, several protesters gathered at the Glasgow square to protest for the right to try different treatments that might not be cleared for specific medical uses.

The protest was sparked by a Facebook post made by Dr. Andy Turner in which he stated that he was no longer able to provide “Right to Try” treatments for Covid-19. Protesters said they wanted the ability to have access to drugs such as ivermectin — which has approved uses for humans and animals — to treat Covid-19.

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

Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Tougher Anti-Critical Race Theory Law

Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that aims to further ban critical race theory from Texas classrooms, even after educators and advocacy groups fought against the move for months.

The new law, signed Friday without fanfare, prohibits teaching certain concepts about race; develops a civics training program for teachers; and largely bars schools from giving credit to students for advocacy work. It also urges educators to teach only that slavery and racism are “deviations” from the founding principles of the United States.

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

Group Gathers Outside of University of Kansas Health System to Protest Vaccine Mandate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A protest took place outside of the University of Kansas Health System Friday morning around 6 a.m.

Employees and members of the public gathered to protest the hospital’s recent decision to instate a vaccine mandate for all staff.

The group gathered in an area near the emergency department entrance.

Hospital officials were aware of the planned protest and said patient care will not be affected.

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

Karen Mask Freak Attacks Restaurant Owner for Not Wearing Face Covering

A woman screaming about how she had been vaccinated attacked a restaurant owner for not wearing a face mask while also spraying hand sanitizer at a female employee.

Yes, really.

The incident occurred at Market Broiler in Huntington Beach, California and a clip showing part of what happened was subsequently posted to Twitter.

During the confrontation, the intoxicated woman, who isn’t wearing a mask herself, demands to see an employee’s vaccination card and responds to her own lack of a face covering by screaming, “I’m vaccinated, bitch!”

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

Muslim ER Doctor Charged With Female Genital Mutilation of Nine Girls Aged Just Seven ‘Was Part of Secret Network Which Traveled Across US to Perform Agonizing Procedure, ‘ Detroit Court Hears

A Muslim doctor on trial for allegedly performing genital mutilation on nine girls, all seven years-old, was also part of a secret network of physicians who traveled across the country performing the brutal procedure, according to federal prosecutors.

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was cleared of female genital mutilation charges in November 2018 during the nation’s first-of-its-kind case, when a federal judge ruled that a law banning the practice was unconstitutional.

But the Michigan doctor still faces an obstruction charge for allegedly hiding information during the trial, and was back in court Thursday. That saw prosecutors reveal that doctors in California and Illinois were also cutting young girls as part of a religious rite in the esoteric Indian Muslim sect, Dawoodi Bohras, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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

Olympia Preparing for Potential Conflicts During Saturday Protests

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two protests planned in Olympia for Saturday have police and city officials preparing for potential conflicts, possibly between members of the Proud Boys and counter-protesters.

A rally believed to be associated with vaccine mandates is planned for noon at the Capital Campus.

At 2 p.m., a demonstration is planned in front of Olympia City Hall in response to a Sept. 4 fight between members of the Proud Boys and a group allied with antifa. During that conflict, someone opened fire, and a man was shot in the ankle.

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

Poll: Almost Half of Americans Disapprove of Biden Vaccine Mandates

A Quinnipiac poll has found that almost half of Americans (48%) believe that Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates “go too far,” and that a slight majority are in opposition to it.

Quinnipiac noted that a “slight majority of Americans (51 — 48 percent) disapprove of President Biden’s plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for millions of Americans in the public and private sectors. Republicans disapprove 84 — 13 percent, independents disapprove 56 — 44 percent, and Democrats approve 89 — 10 percent.”

The survey found that 10 percent think the mandate does not go far enough, while 39 percent think it’s about right.

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

Protesters Rally Against Baker Vaccine Mandate Outside State House

Some 400 people gathered Friday afternoon outside the State House for a raucous rally protesting Governor Charlie Baker’s mandate that some 42,000 state employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-October or risk losing their jobs.

During a slate of impassioned, oftentimes rambling speeches, speakers called the governor’s mandate unconstitutional, frequently invoking the Bible and, in some cases, threatening further action.

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

San Francisco Mayor Breaks Health Order to Party With BLM Co-Founder at Nightclub

The mayor of San Francisco, London Breed, was witnessed having a night out on the town, partying without regard for social distancing or mask-wearing.

This despite enacting strict measures on citizens requiring masks for vaccinated and unvaccinated people congregating indoors.

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

Small Business Group Plans to Sue Biden Admin Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Vaccine Mandate

An advocacy group for small businesses revealed their intentions to sue the federal government this week over the latest COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

On Thursday, the Job Creators Network announced their plan to sue the Biden administration over the “unconstitutional” corporate vaccine mandate for businesses with over 100 employees that the group argues is “a dramatic overreach of federal authority.” The CEO of the group, Alfredo Ortiz, said:

“President Biden’s vaccine mandate on small businesses is unconstitutional and a dramatic overreach of federal authority. To hold the Biden Administration accountable and stand up for small businesses, Job Creators Network plans to file a lawsuit to block the implementation of this order. We are filing this lawsuit with JCN small business members and it will be supported by Job Creators Network Foundation’s newly created Legal Action Fund.”

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

STEM Shooter Sentenced to 1,282 Years on Top of Life Sentence

The shooter was convicted in June of first-degree murder and other charges related to the 2019 school shooting that left Kendrick Castillo dead.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A Douglas County judge on Friday said she hoped to prevent another school shooting from ever happening again when she sentenced the man responsible for the deadly shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch to 1,282.5 years on top of the mandatory life sentence for his first-degree murder conviction.

Judge Teresa Slade handed down that sentence for Devon Erickson after hours of testimony from teachers, survivors, and family members who detailed the long-lasting impacts the May 7, 2019, shooting has had on them.

“I have been here for every proceeding in this courtroom and looking at this demonic killer and he shows no remorse,” said Maria Castillo, whose son Kendrick was fatally shot at the school. “He deserves no mercy. So today, your honor, I ask you for the maximum sentence for this evil killer.”

Maria Castillo was the last of 19 people to give statements during the hours-long sentencing hearing Friday afternoon. Many of them spoke about ongoing nightmares, lack of sleep and fear of typically mundane noises such as doors slamming or fireworks going off…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Teen Vogue Busted Publishing Article on Police Abolitionist Without Disclosing That Author Works for Candidate’s Political Consultant

Earlier this week, Teen Vogue published a piece profiling three candidates for political office who support abolishing the police. One of the candidates profiled was Nicole Thomas Kennedy, a far-left candidate for Seattle City Attorney who has called for abolishing the police and prisons, even in the face of spiking crime following the city losing hundreds of officers.

However, the author of the piece Gennette Cordova has been revealed to be a contractor for Prism Washington, Thomas-Kennedy’s political consultant.

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

Video: Inside Edition Finds That Majority of NYC Restaurants Are Not Enforcing Vaccine Passport Mandate

CBS Investigate show Inside Edition has discovered that most restaurants in New York City are not enforcing vaccine passport mandates, which came into effect in late August.

Reporters shot undercover video and found that 11 out of 15 restaurants seated them inside without asking for proof of vaccination, going directly against the mandate by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who ordered businesses to begin implementing vaccine checkpoints or face $1,000 fines.

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

Viral Video Shows Man Following Woman Around Store, Publicly Shaming Her for Being Unvaccinated

A viral video shows a masked man wearing a badge saying he has been vaccinated following a woman around a Target store and trying to publicly shame her for not being vaccinated.

“You’re not going to follow me around in the store and point at me to people,” the woman insisted, but the creep continued to follow her while claiming, “It’s a state regulation.”

“It’s not a law. You’re an idiot,” the woman responded as others began to intervene by telling the stalker to stop harassing the woman.

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

YouTube Deletes Interview With Congressman Thomas Massie

An episode on author and podcaster Tom Woods’ channel featuring Congressman Thomas Massie was deleted by YouTube. The Google-owned platform claimed that the video violated its community guidelines but did not specify which guidelines were violated other than that the video contained “medical misinformation.”

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

Ongoing Protests, Arrests at Fairy Creek Over Logging ‘Not Working,’ Says Judge

NANAIMO, B.C. — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge suggested Thursday he will consider new options to address the future of an injunction against blockades by people opposed to logging old-growth trees on part of Vancouver Island.

Justice Douglas Thompson expressed concern about the situation that’s unfolding in the Fairy Creek area north of Port Renfrew after hearing from lawyers representing protesters and the RCMP.

B.C. forestry company Teal Cedar Products Ltd. has applied to the court to extend by one year the injunction order against protest blockades. The injunction expires on Sept. 26.

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

70’s German Film Eerily Predicted COVID Pandemic, Vaccine Mandates, Lockdowns, Masks & More

A 1979 German film titled, “The Hamburg Syndrome,” turned out to be closer to reality than fiction.

From a mysterious virus that even healthy people need to be vaccinated against to a rushed vaccine that is harmful to many people, the film was nearly prophetic.

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

A Chaotic Showdown With a Crossbow-Wielding Man Leaves 2 People Dead

A man fired a crossbow from a balcony into the street in the Netherlands on Friday in a dangerous and confusing event in which two people died and another victim was injured, police say. The suspect is now in custody; he was also injured.

Police were initially called to the apartment building in the city of Almelo for a reported stabbing incident Friday morning. The two people who died were found inside the building, local media outlet RTV Oost reports.

Police have released few details about what happened, saying their investigation is ongoing. But it seems clear that the situation escalated rapidly as a call for a stabbing turned into a brief standoff with police involving a crossbow…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Almost a Quarter of COVID Patients in England Are Being Treated for Something Else

Almost a quarter of people in hospitals in England who are being counted as ‘COVID patients’ are actually being treated for other illnesses, according to a new report.

“Health service statistics show there were 6,146 NHS beds taken up by people who were Covid positive on September 14th, the latest date data is available for,” reports the Daily Mail.

“But just 4,721 patients (77%) were primarily being treated for the virus, with the remaining 1,425 receiving care for other illnesses or injuries. They could include patients who’ve had a fall or even new mothers who tested positive after giving birth.”

In the Midlands area meanwhile, a full third of patients supposedly being treated for COVID were actually in hospital for different reasons.

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

Brexit Triumph! UK Economy Growth Fastest in Developed World in 2021 Second Quarter

THE UK economy has grown at the fastest rate in the developed world in the second quarter of 2021 in a huge victory for Brexiteers

The data released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows a positive rise for the economy. Britain’s economy rose by 4.8 percent between April and June.

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

Extinction Rebellion Plans ‘Disruptive Action’ in Front of Federal Parliament

Global activist group Extinction Rebellion announced on Friday that it will be blocking the Rue de la Loi in Brussels to draw politicians’ attention to the environmental crisis.

On Saturday 6 November, when the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) will be taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, the group will shut off access to the street in the city centre, where the Federal Parliament, as well as the office of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, is located.

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

Facebook Censors German Anti-Lockdown Movement Under New Rules to Prevent Real Users From Organizing & Amplifying ‘Harmful’ Ideas

No longer content to just go after bots and trolls, Facebook has established a new category of “social harm” posted by genuine users, starting with purging pages and Instagram accounts of the German anti-lockdown group Querdenken.

Facebook’s head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher announced the action on Thursday, saying that his team has been working for months to “expand our network disruption efforts so we can address threats that come from groups of authentic accounts coordinating on our platform to cause social harm.”

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

France Suspends Thousands of Health Workers Who Refused COVID Jab

French authorities have suspended 3,000 healthcare workers who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus, with France’s health minister saying that many have since agreed to be inoculated now that they had seen “the mandate was a reality”.

Wednesday was the deadline for French healthcare workers to have received at least one dose of the vaccination, with Minister for Health Olivier Véran confirming to RTL on Thursday that authorities had served “some 3,000 suspensions” to unvaccinated personnel.

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

France Recalls Ambassador to U.S. Over Australia Submarine Deal

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday ordered the recall of France’s ambassador to the United States, Philippe Etienne, to protest the Biden administration’s deal to provide nuclear submarines to Australia without French participation.

“At the request of the President of the Republic, I have decided to immediately recall our two ambassadors to the United States and Australia to Paris for consultations,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. “This exceptional decision is justified by the exceptional gravity of the announcements made on 15 September by Australia and the United States.”

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

Greek Far-Left Anarchist Main Suspect in Armed Bank Robberies

Greek police have stated that a known far-left anarchist extremist is the main suspect in three armed bank robberies in Athens in the last month.

Police say they are searching for the anarchist extremist along with another suspect after a Piraeus Bank branch was robbed in the centre of Athens on Tuesday in broad daylight.

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

Hungary Will Defend Its Values, Justice Minister Varga Says

Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga wrote a letter to EU Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton defending Hungary’s Child Protection Law, which liberal media have branded as anti-LGBTQ.

“After adopting the Child Protection Act, the European Commission sent an official letter to the Hungarian Government on 15 July 2021, hence initiating an infringement proceeding against Hungary. They try to punish us only because we don’t let the LGBTQ lobby into Hungarian schools and kindergartens,” Varga wrote in a Facebook post.

‘In a reply sent to EU Commissioner Thierry Breton by the deadline on Wednesday, I have spelled out very clearly the Hungarian government’s position on the infringement proceeding started because of the Child Protection Act, while I also pointed out the material and professional errors in the Commission’s formal notice.”

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

Italy Opts for ‘Hard Line’ In Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate for Workers

ROME — Italy has singled itself out from the rest of Europe with strict new regulations requiring a vaccination “Green Pass” to be able to work.

As of October 15, all employees will need to show a vaccination Green Pass or proof of a recent negative coronavirus test in order to access their place of work. Anyone who goes to work without a certificate will be considered unjustifiably absent and will not be paid.

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

Report: Anti-Carbon Policies Create Fossil-Fuel Shortage in Europe

ROME — Anti-carbon policies in Europe have created a fuel shortage and sent energy prices through the roof, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) editorial board reported Wednesday.

In an effort to meet their commitments under the Paris climate accord, European governments have shut down coal plants while heavily subsidizing renewables like wind and solar.

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

Society Cannot be ‘Held Hostage’ By Unvaccinated, Finnish Heath Boss Says

Finland plans to lift all its restrictions when the vaccination rate reaches 80 percent.

To convince the holdouts, numbering hundreds of thousands, to take the shot, COVID passports to be requested in all public places are being pondered.

Given the current state of vaccination in Finland, the country’s Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has warned that the situation may escalate into an “epidemic of the unvaccinated”.

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

The Green Plague Spreads Through France, With More Cities Introducing a Maximum Speed of 30mph

“Next spring, we will drive through the city at a speed of 30 kilometers an hour,” the Greens Mayor Grégory Doucet announced to the residents and visitors of Lyon in a radio broadcast. Following the capital of Paris, where the new speed limit already applies on the vast majority of streets, Lyon and Bordeaux will follow suit to drastically limit car traffic.

Doucet is thus fulfilling the program of the ruling “Green Khmers,” as President Emmanuel Macron called the radical Green politicians in some large French cities.

“Almost all streets will have (a maximum speed) of 30 kph (less than 18 miles per hour), except for some ring roads and highways, where 50 km/h will remain,” said Mayor Doucet.

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

The Swedish Narcos Escaping the Cold in Spain’s Costa Del Sol

In the past five years, violent gangs from Sweden have increased their presence in Málaga province, drawn in by the warm weather and high quality of life

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

UK: ‘They’re Shutting Country Down, F*** Them!’ Fury as Protesters Block Stansted Airport Road

POLICE were praised after finally getting tough with M25 eco-protesters this week after footage showed officers dragging activists away from the roads

Footage from LBC showed police grabbing Insulate Britain activists and dragging them away from the roads following criticisms they were standing around doing nothing against previous protests. Friday marked the third protest from the group who have sat at junctions on the M25 bringing hours of delays to disgruntled motorists. But Essex Police who were waiting in Brentwood for the climate change

protesters quickly swooped in and arrested several activists after Home Secretary Priti Patel told police to take “decisive action” against the demo.

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

UK: ‘Swansea Man’ Turkey Al-Turkey Jailed for Rape

An Iraqi asylum seeker has received a short sentence for raping a woman in Swansea, Wales, and will have to serve two-thirds of it in custody before being released on licence and deported, maybe.

26-year-old Turkey Al-Turkey, gamely described as a “Swansea man” by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in its low-profile coverage of his sentencing, was observed attacking his unconscious victim outside the Welsh city’s Civic Centre by a security camera operator who attempted to deter him by taking through a public address system and calling “Get off her. She’s drunk. I’m calling the police.”

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

UK: BBC Appoints Anti-Brexit Establishment Journo for Top Job

The BBC has appointed the former editor of the left-wing HuffPost UK, who shared social media posts critical of Brexit and Boris Johnson, despite the corporation’s new director-general Tim Davie having said impartiality and representing the views of all Britons should be prioritised.

The BBC confirmed on Wednesday that Jess Brammar, who has worked for ITN, HuffPost, and on BBC programmes Newsnight and Question Time, had been appointed as the new executive news editor for BBC News Channel and BBC World News, despite, as its own article admits, “an impartiality row over her old tweets”.

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

UK: Cambridge Extinction Rebellion Youth Activists Stencil ‘Making Mass Murder Possible’ On Marshall HQ

The Marshall Aerospace and Defence HQ was vandalised last night after protestors throw red paint and stencilled ‘making mass murder possible’ on the company’s property.

Activists from Extinction Rebellion Youth Cambridge (XRYC) held the protest in a bid against the company.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Co-Founder Rents Crumbling Building to Farm Workers

INSULATE Britain activist Roger Hallam is renting out a tumbledown old farmhouse which appears to have no insulation.

The crumbling building has an energy rating of G — the worst possible — with a recent report saying there was no insulation in the roof or walls.

Mr Hallam, who co-founded Extinction Rebellion, is said to be spending most of his time in London while workers at the farm live in tents or cottages. The main 2,000 sq ft farmhouse in Carmarthen, west Wales, allegedly produces four times the amount of CO2 an average house would.

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Caroline Glick: Why Oslo Still Rules

In an interview shortly before his death in the summer of 2001, Faisal Husseini, who held the Palestinian Authority’s Jerusalem portfolio, gave an interview where he exposed the fraud at the heart of the Oslo process. Speaking with Al Araby newspaper, Husseini said that Yassir Arafat, his deputies and henchmen never saw the “peace process” as a way of achieving peace with Israel. Oslo for them was a means to advance their goal of destroying Israel, “from the river to the sea.”

Husseini described the Oslo process as a “Trojan Horse.” Arafat and his people were the hostile army that infiltrated the city “in the belly of the wooden horse.” When Arafat rejected Palestinian statehood and peace at the Camp David summit in July 2000 and initiated the Palestinian terror war two months later, it was as if he and his men exited the horse and began the fight.

“This is the beginning of the real work,” Husseini explained.

The PLO used the seven years that preceded the Palestinian terror war to build up their power. Arafat held “peace” talks and Israel paid through the nose for the privilege of sitting across the table from him and his apparatchiks. Israel gave them the Gaza Strip. Israel gave them the Palestinian cities and villages in Judea and Samaria. Israel gave them weapons and ammunition. Israel gave them international legitimacy. Israel — and with Israel’s permission, the nations of the world — gave PLO terrorists billions of dollars every year. Israel permitted the EU and the CIA to arm and train Arafat’s terror legions.

Arafat promised that in exchange for all that, he would fight terror and build the institutions necessary to run a state. Instead, he and his minions transformed the cities Israel gave them into terror bases. They used the funds to finance terror armies. They used the international legitimacy Israel’s recognition conferred to escalate and expand their political war against Israel’s right to exist…

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Afghanistan: US Admits Kabul Drone Strike Killed Civilians

The US has admitted that a drone strike in Kabul days before its military pullout killed 10 innocent people.

A US Central Command investigation found that an aid worker and nine members of his family, including seven children, died in the 29 August strike.

The youngest child, Sumaya, was just two years old.

The deadly strike happened days after a terror attack at Kabul airport, amid a frenzied evacuation effort following the Taliban’s sudden return to power.

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Americans Still Stranded in Afghanistan as Flights From Mazar-I-Sharif Continue to be Grounded

Following the hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan of US forces, few Americans have been able to leave Afghanistan, with the Taliban’s cooperation with US leadership appears to wan.

State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters on Wednesday that the State Department has “pulled every lever available” to get Americans out of Afghanistan, but the Taliban are still grounding flights out of the Mazar-i-Sharif airport.

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Biden Slammed in Song About Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

Five Times August, who has released a number of songs slamming both the Biden administration and current woke society over the last few months, released a new song on Sept. 10, this time taking aim at the recent botched withdrawal from Afghanistan and President Joe Biden’s moments of forgetfulness.

The song, titled simply “Joe,” talks about the 13 US service members killed in a suicide bombing in Kabul last month, as well the countless times Biden has been caught being forgetful and turning his back on questioning reporters.

The moments are in juxtaposition with a statement similar to the one Vice President Kamala Harris told Biden when the results of the election were in: “Hey Joe, we did it.” Imagery of the Taliban are interspersed with images and clips of Biden looking lost, as well as images of all 13 killed in Kabul.

Some of the song’s lyrics are as follows:

Now there ain’t no mommy and there ain’t no dad
‘Cause you wrapped them up in the American flag
13 kids, but you stopped a war
And there ain’t no sense in going back for more
‘Cause hey Joe, we did it, 81 million votes!
Hey Joe
Where you going? Why you moving so slow?
They’ll prop you up for the TV screen
But forget your job, what flavor ice cream is that?
And hey Joe
Where you going? Do you even know?
C’mon on man, not a joke
Here’s the deal, the country’s broke

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‘Big Moment for the Anglosphere’: Farage Praises ‘First Coordinated Military Pushback Against Communist China’

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has praised the foundation of the new British, American, and Australian defence and security alliance, calling it a “big moment for the Anglosphere”.

On Wednesday in a joint televised announcement, U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a trilateral defence and security partnership, AUKUS, which will not only enhance the sharing of technology between the three Anglosphere allies, but will boost operational collaboration, including in cyber capabilities.

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Australia’s Labor Party Asks Google What “Misinformation” Censorship Plans it Has for the Next Election

Australia’s Labor Party wants Google to explain the steps it has taken to ensure its platforms are not “exploited for misinformation” ahead of the next general election. The party says it fears its rivals will use “misinformation” to gain an edge in the upcoming election.

According to The Guardian, Labor’s national secretary Paul Erickson sent a letter to Google Australia’s managing director Mel Silva, asking if the company has improved its systems since the last election in 2019 to “ensure its platforms and advertising capabilities are not exploited for misinformation.”

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Hands Off Our Smoko: Furious Construction Workers Take to the Streets Across Melbourne After ‘Dictator’ Dan Shut Down Tea Rooms, Made Vaccines Mandatory and Banned Regional Travel

Dozens of workers blocked Lonsdale Street on Friday morning with plastic chairs and tables while they took a smoke break, forcing the cancellation of trams on nearby Spencer Street.

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Brazil’s Supreme Court and Senate Overturn Bolsonaro’s Anti-Social Media Censorship Order

Brazil’s Supreme Court and Senate overturned President’s Jair Bolsonaro’s ban on social media censorship issued last week. The president’s order would have prohibited social media platforms from removing legal speech.

The order made amendments to regulations that were established by the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet. The law is known as the Marco Civil da Internet “Civil Law of the Internet.”

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“This is Illegal” — Republican Senator Blasts FAA Decision to Ground Drones Filming Texas Bridge Border Chaos

Update (1100ET): Republican South Carolina Sen. John Kennedy said Friday that the FAA’s grounding of all drones near that Texas bridge is fulfilling the Biden administration’s goal to hide the “lunacy” of its “open border” policy.

“I believe that the reason that they’re limiting drone usage is because they don’t want the American public to know, and I think this is illegal,” Kennedy told “Fox & Friends.”

“I’m sure that some are people who want to come to America for a better life. That’s fine. I’m proud of that, but that’s why we have a legal immigration system,” Kennedy continued, claiming that many of the migrants trying to enter the U.S. are criminals, child predators, drug dealers and terrorists.

“The idea of saying that anybody who wants to come in can come in is lunacyand the American people don’t support it, which is why I think the Biden administration is preventing the usage of the drones.”

The senator insisted “we now have an open border policy … The nut jobs are in charge in the Biden administration.”

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Biden Admin Banned Drones From Showing Border Crisis in Texas, So Local Law Enforcement Provides Helicopter

Following the Federal Aviation Administration’s temporary restriction placed in Del Rio, Texas, grounding drones from Fox News, the news outlet continued gathering footage from the area, this time by helicopter.

“We reported earlier that the FAA grounded our Fox News drones, we cannot fly those. Well, the troopers with Texas BPS are kind enough to let us go up in their helicopter with them to get a look at the situation at this bridge right now,” said Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin, who has been reporting on the ongoing situation in Del Rio. “This time two days ago, there were just over 4000 people. There are now upwards of 11,000. We’re talking nearly a tripling of the numbers in just 48 hours or so,” Melugin continued.

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Bill Tripling Texas’ Border Security Budget and Allocating $750 Million to Wall Construction Becomes Law

Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday signed into law a nearly $2 billion border security funding bill that will nearly triple the amount the state spends on border defense in the next two-year budget cycle.

“It is the federal government’s job to secure our border but the Biden administration has failed to do its job so Texas is stepping up to do what the federal government is supposed to do,” Abbott said as he signed the bill in Fort Worth, surrounded by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, and Rep. Greg Bonnen, R-Friendswood, the bill’s authors.

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EU Parliament Says Taking in Afghans a Matter of ‘Moral Responsibility’

While several member states of the European Union have already or are in the process of closing their borders to illegal migrants, on Thursday the European Parliament adopted a resolution saying that taking in migrants from Afghanistan is a “moral responsibility”.

On Thursday afternoon, the European Parliament adopted by a large majority (536 votes in favor, 96 against, and 50 abstentions) a resolution on Afghanistan with the following statement:

“Afghans have a fundamental right to seek asylum in other countries, so coordinated evacuation operations must continue as soon as possible. According to the EP, deportations to Afghanistan must be suspended.”

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Federal Court Ruling Just Made the Border Crisis Infinitely Worse

A federal judge in Washington has ordered the government to stop using a public health law to deny families entry into the United States illegally. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan gave the government 14 days to appeal before the order is implemented.

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Greece Tightens Its Border With Turkey Amid ‘Tough But Fair Migration Policy’

The river Evros forms the land border between Greece and Turkey. The waters of this river and its tributaries have made the Evros region one of the most fertile in Greece. Here, on both sides of one of Europe’s most controversial external borders, rolling green hills lined with small deciduous forests stretch as far as the eye can see.

“Refugees have been passing through here for as long as I can remember,” says local farmer Fotis Chantzis. While migrants cross the region on their way to western Europe, many locals have turned their back on Evros in recent decades.

Thirty-six-year-old Chantzis is one of the few people who have decided to stay. “This is Greece’s most neglected region,” he says. Despite the fact that conditions for crop cultivation in the region are ideal, the locals face economic hardship. “We had a sugar factory that was really important for the people here, and they closed it down,” says Chantzis.

Global competition also makes it difficult for farmers here to make ends meet. But despite the many problems the people of Evros face, the central government in Athens is interested in one thing above all else: making the border impassable for refugees — even after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.

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Greek MEP: Only the Visegrad Four Countries Conduct Good Migration Policy

The current actions taken by the European Commission when it comes to migration policy do not consider the good of Greek citizens, according to Greek MEP Emmanouil Fragkos, who is a member of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR),

He explained in an interview for Polish Catholic Radio Maryja that it is impossible for Greece to give asylum to every illegal migrant and permit them to reside on Greek and European soil.

The MEP emphasized that his country’s Left government has been inefficiently combating illegal migration and is not assertive when it comes to dealing with the European Commission.

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Media Outlet Files Lawsuit to Challenge FAA Ban on Drone Footage at Texas Border

A media outlet has filed a lawsuit in response to the Biden administration’s attempt to censor coverage of the 10,000-plus strong Haitian migrant army amassing under the Del Rio International Bridge by banning drones from flying over the area.

After Fox News, Infowars and other media outlets captured shocking footage of the huge mass of migrants, the FAA issued new flight restrictions banning the flight of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), a clear attempt to help the White House cover-up what’s really going on and control the narrative.

The lawsuit, filed by Free Speech Systems, argues that the federal government’s shut down of drone coverage “serves no other purpose than to hamper the efforts of the press in covering the unfolding crisis, in violation of Free Speech Systems’ First Amendment rights and should not stand.”

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North Dakota: Somali Refugee Charged With Murder of Young Mother

Such a sick, sick story on many fronts.

North Dakota has been roiled with refugee tensions over the years as I reported extensively at my other blog, Refugee Resettlement Watch.

I visited the state in 2016 to get a feeling for the situation there mostly a result of Minnesota Somalis spilling across the border into the state, but some refugees have been directly placed there by a Lutheran resettlement agency.

And, as you read this news, keep in the back of your mind that Biden will this month be making the decision on the refugee ceiling for the new fiscal year that begins on October first. Among the 125,000 he has so far indicated would be arriving, thousands of Somalis will be among them.

But, that isn’t all.

The refugee industry is pushing for the number to be 200,000. Those tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees beginning to arrive may end up being in addition to 200,000 from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East—all will be needy people looking for the generosity of the US taxpayer!

Here is the bare bones news story from Valley News Live:

Manslaughter charge amended to Murder in Grand Forks shooting

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Poland’s, Lithuania’s PMs to Discuss Higher Security, Migration

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime ministers of Poland and Lithuania said Friday that tighter security at their borders with Belarus was the best way to ease pressure from migrant inflows there, as they expect what they called a “hybrid attack” from Belarus to continue.

Poland’s Mateusz Morawiecki and Lithuania’s Ingrida Simonyte also said stronger bilateral cooperation, including in business, and infrastructure, would help against hostile pressure on the European Union’s eastern border.

Morawiecki and Simonyte, as well as their government members, discussed ways of preventing illegal migration and enhancing border security.

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UK: Boats a Distraction? Visa Overstayer Illegal Migrants Estimated at 64,000 a Year

Illegal migrants who make it into Britain by obtaining legitimate visas and then not leaving are estimated at 64,000 a year, dwarfing the headline-grabbing boat migrant influx.

The ever-increasing number of illegal migrants crossing the English Channel on small boats — despite the Tories having first declared the crossings a “major incident” and promised to bring it under control in 2018 — is now the only migration-related issue to receive serious attention from British politicians.

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UK: Migrant Crossings: More Than 400 People Cross Channel in Three Days

More than 400 migrants have crossed the English Channel in three days, the Home Office has confirmed.

On Wednesday, 85 people made the crossing, followed by 222 on Thursday and 174 on Friday.

The French authorities stopped 267 people from making the crossing in nine boats over the same period, a Home Office spokesman said.

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UN to UK: ‘Consider Keeping Your Borders Open’, Change Anti-Illegal Immigration Bill

United Nations representative Rossella Pagliuchi-Lor has urged British politicians to “consider keeping your borders open” and criticised pending government legislation against illegal immigration.

Pagliuchi-Lor, who represents the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) — the UN Refugee Agency — in the United Kingdom, made the comments at a Home Affairs Select Committee evidence session titled ‘Afghanistan: safe routes and resettlement’, examining the situation in the South Asian country and related migration issues in the wake of the Taliban takeover there.

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Under 20 Percent of Non-European Illegals Obey Deportation Orders

Fewer than one in five illegal aliens from outside Europe obey legal orders to leave the European Union, according to a new report.

The European Court of Auditors conducted a review of data collected for more than a decade and found that just 19% of non-European ‘irregular migrants’ facing deportation orders actually leave or are removed.

“The inefficiencies of the EU returns system act as an incentive for irregular migration,” the report states. “Since 2008, an average of around 500 000 foreign nationals per year have been ordered to leave the EU because they had entered it, or were staying, without authorisation.”

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Instagram Blocks Results for “Natural Immunity” Hashtag

Instagram has blocked the results page for the use of the hashtag #naturalimmunity.

When the hashtag is selected, Instagram says, “This hashtag is hidden,” and that “Posts for #naturalimmunity have been limited because the community has reported some content that may not meet Instagram’s Community Guidelines.”

Many posts using the hashtag were centered around stories that suggest that those who have recovered from COVID were less likely to catch COVID again than someone who was vaccinated but had no prior exposure to COVID.

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PinePage is a New Patreon Alternative Committed to Free Speech

Patreon may not have the financial and user-base clout to be an actual member of Big Tech, but this probably currently best-known and widely used by creators platform is fully aligned, policy-wise, with the tech and business behemoths that are pulling the strings on the internet.

This means that over the years Patreon has engaged in numerous acts of deplatforming, leaving the victims of this policy fully aware that this is yet another platform in desperate need of viable alternatives.

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2 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/17/2021

  1. Phew. It’s always a tough read going all through these incredibly disheartening? (Or truly gutting) stories, reports, & bulletins.
    Baron…, much respect and admiration to you man. I always feel as though Ive been attacked by one of them Antiefarr mobs & slapped violently around the head with a very large type of fish! Battered & then re-battered.
    How you do this, day in day out, and for untold many years, well… I mean, it’d surely do a lot of peoples heads in wouldn’t it. I’m only just taking this stuff in! and haven’t been at it for anything close to very long. And already I feel I just can’t live as I did not so long ago. Not going anywhere now though. Cannot now turn my back, stop thinking and live a life, or some sort of such thing. Ahh, No! Read too much, seen too much now already.. Ohhh boy.

    Apart from all that, there’s always a huge social, legal, political & especially economic price to pay. Anyone who’d take this on, for nothing other than the Love for; & the deep concerns for ones people, nation, & culture. What a sacrifice! I don’t see it any less than giving your life. Not so long ago All members of a community were expected & were all too willing to die to protect & save their own.
    There are those that just DO IT. Day after day year after year. Anyone who’s prepared to do that, & keep doing that deserve so much appreciation & all your/our/my support. And then some.

    Thanks.

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