Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/20/2021

Members of the Australian construction workers’ union CFMEU confronted the leader of the organization on Monday outside his Melbourne office, outraged that he would not support workers in their struggle against mandatory “vaccination”. When he was forced to retreat inside the offices, angry workers broke windows and trashed the outside of the building. This morning (Tuesday in Australia) they returned to the scene and confronted him again. In response, Victorian Premier Daniel “Dictator Dan” Andrews shut down all construction projects in the state.

In other news, early this morning a student at Perm University in Russia walked onto campus and started shooting people, killing six before he was shot by police and detained.

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USA
» Americans Think the Country is Less United Under Biden: Poll
» Chicago Weekend Violence Includes 56 Shooting Victims, 9 Murders and Alderman Attacked at ‘Problem Corner’
» Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s $16 Billion Budget Proposal Includes More Spending on Police Amid Gun Violence Spike
» County Meetings Pulled by YouTube
» Court Asked to Suspend Law Licenses of Gun-Waving Couple
» Group Protests West Des Moines School Mask Mandate
» Group Protests Vaccine Requirements Outside Two Colorado Springs Hospitals
» ICs for Uncle
» Instagram’s Adam Mosseri Says Regulation Could Lead to Mass Censorship on the Platform
» Judge Sets New Whitmer Kidnap Case Trial Date in Federal Court
» Mask Mandate Protests Continue in Dickinson County
» Maskless Hollywood Elite Laugh at You at the Emmys
» Michigan Republican Candidate for Governor Banned by YouTube
» Michigan TV Weatherman Out After Refusing to Get Vaccine
» Mitt Romney Slams Tucker Carlson for Visiting Hungary and Praising Viktor Orban’s Leadership
» Pelosi Says Infrastructure Bill That Could Harm Crypto Exchanges Will Pass by September 27th
» Polish PM Condemns Violent Attack on Priest
» Seattle City Councilmember Caught Maskless at Sports Game Despite Mask Mandate
» Speakers Bring Up Critical Race Theory, Lack of In-Person School Board Meetings in Milford
» Two Women Nabbed for Stealing MAGA Hat, Ripping Trump Sign Learn Their Fate
» Watch Now: Protesters Call for Parental Choice in Cedar Falls Schools’ Temporary Mask Mandate
» Watch: San Francisco Mayor Caught Partying Maskless Says She ‘Was Feeling the Spirit’ And Doesn’t Need ‘The Fun Police’
» Wisconsin Introduces Bill to Curb Social Media Censorship and Deplatforming
» Ypsilanti Man Arrested by FBI Counterterrorism Team Convicted in Gun Case
 
Canada
» Pandemic Forces Canadian Voters Into Long Lines on Election Day
» Yet Another Unseen Photo of Justin Trudeau Wearing Blackface Emerges
 
Europe and the EU
» Europe Faces Rising Prices and Unrest, But EU’s Timmermans Still Defends Green Politics
» Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain Protests Don’t Do Any Favours to Their Cause, Says Boris Johnson
» France: Man Fined €10,000 for Portraying Macron as Hitler Over Vaccine Passports
» French Pull Out of Defence Summit With British Amid ‘AUKUS’ Submarine Row
» Frustrated UK Govt Pressed Biden on One-Sided Failure to Ease Travel Restrictions
» Greta Thunberg, Other Climate Activists Planning Global Protests Before U.N. Leaders Meet
» M25 Protests: Arrests Made as Insulate Britain Activists Block Motorways
» Spain: Massive Illegal Street Party in Playa De Palma
» Stroke Victim Left Paralyzed After UK Climate Protest Blockading M25 Delayed Trip to Hospital
» Sweden : Pro-Migration MP Hanif Bali Investigated for Pressuring Underage Girl for Sex and Nude Photos
» UK: Children Going to Hospital With Mental Health Problems Jumps 50 Per Cent Since Start of Pandemic: Report
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Protesters Block Old Shoreham Road Cycle Lane Removal
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Idiots Block Roads Yet Again
» UK: Fearful London: Falls Soar as People Scared of Catching COVID From Handrails
» UK: London’s Khan: ‘We May Need Vaccine Passports’
» UK: People Glue Themselves to Major Highway as Part of Environmental Protest, Halting Traffic
» UK: Video: Driver Tells Eco-Protesters Blocking Motorway “You Are Causing More Pollution”
» UK: Watch: Police Protect Climate Protesters From Angry Drivers as They Illegally Block Motorway
» Vatican Closes Its Doors to Those Without a ‘Green Pass’
» Writing in Soros-Funded Blog, Left-Wing Budapest Mayor Compares Hungarian Government to Communists
» Zeman is Dehydrated and Exhausted, Says Czech President’s Spokesperson
» Zemmour Would Ban Foreign Names in France
 
Russia
» Russia Shooting: Gunman Kills Six at Perm University
 
South Asia
» Google Abused Its Android Dominance, Indian Probe Finds
» Taliban Fire Director of Afghan Cricket Board
» Thailand: 19 Arrested at Luxury Villa as Rawai Party Busted
 
Australia — Pacific
» Anti-Vaccination Protests Force Melbourne Construction Shutdown
» Distraught Dad Who Runs a Construction Business Fights Back Tears as He Claims He Was Forced to Sack His Own Son Over Mandatory Victorian Jab Rules
» Hundreds of Anti-Vax Tradies Confront Police at State Parliament in Melbourne as a TV Reporter is Viciously Assaulted and it Emerges a Worker Took His Own Life at a Construction Site Just Before Protest
» Victoria Premier Dan Andrews is Already Talking About “Booster Passports”
 
Immigration
» Court Sentences Two Algerians for Their Roles in Gruesome Murder of Gay Belgian Man
» Three Dead Bodies Found on Polish-Belarusian Border
 
Culture Wars
» Czechia: Christian Democrats Chairman Takes Back His Statement on Same-Sex Marriage
» Texas Doctor Who Performed Abortion is Sued in Test of New Law
 
General
» UN Tells World Leaders ‘You Must Do More’ About Global Warming
 

Americans Think the Country is Less United Under Biden: Poll

A new poll indicates that 54 percent of Americans think that the country is less united now under President Joe Biden than before, whereas 37 percent of voters in the poll disagree. The Fox News poll released Sept. 19 shows a general and gradual decrease in the public’s confidence in the Biden administration.

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

Chicago Weekend Violence Includes 56 Shooting Victims, 9 Murders and Alderman Attacked at ‘Problem Corner’

Chicago’s weekend bloodshed included nine murders and 56 shooting victims — but the violence didn’t stop there, as an alderman visiting a known “problem corner” was assaulted by a group of men who appeared intoxicated and high on illicit drugs.

From 6 p.m. Friday to just before midnight Sunday night, Chicago police recorded 46 shooting incidents, involving 56 victims. Nine murders were recorded during that time.

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

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s $16 Billion Budget Proposal Includes More Spending on Police Amid Gun Violence Spike

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday unveiled her 2022 budget proposal, which includes increased spending on law enforcement amid surging gun violence not seen in several years.

The mayor’s $16 billion spending package boosts police spending to $1.9 billion, up from $1.7 billion in 2021, the Chicago Tribune reported. The proposal came after a bloody weekend that saw nine homicides across the city, 56 people shot and an alderman attacked.

[Comment: I guess she is not a daft as the mayors of Portland and Seattle, but that is setting a very low bar.]

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

County Meetings Pulled by YouTube

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) — YouTube has taken the unusual step of taking down a Michigan county’s public meeting for violating its policies on medical misinformation.

YouTube’s policy does not allow content that spreads medical misinformation that contradicts local health authorities or the world health organization’s medical information about COVID-19. During Livingston County’s April meeting, one woman questioned whether COVID-19 existed. The World Health Organization says the virus is responsible for killing more than 4.6 million people. Then it happened again. YouTube took down an August 9 meeting.

“I have read plenty of data saying masks aren’t effective for COVID and I am not shy about sharing my point of view so maybe it is that,” said Wes Nakagiri.

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

Court Asked to Suspend Law Licenses of Gun-Waving Couple

St. Louis — A Missouri official is asking the state Supreme Court to suspend the law licenses of a St. Louis couple who gained national attention last year when they waved guns at racial injustice protesters outside their home.

Missouri Chief Disciplinary Counsel Alan Pratzel, in a court filing reported by KCUR-FM, cited Mark and Patricia McCloskey’s guilty pleas to misdemeanors stemming from the June 2020 encounter. Pratzel’s office is responsible for investigating ethical complaints against Missouri lawyers.

Mark McCloskey, who is among several Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in 2022, pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was ordered to pay a $750 fine. Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson pardoned them on July 30. Pratzel’s motion said that while a pardon erases a person’s conviction, “the person’s guilt remains.”

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

Group Protests West Des Moines School Mask Mandate

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of parents protested a new mask mandate Monday morning in West Des Moines.

About 20 parents and students gathered outside the Learning Resource Center holding signs that read “parental choice.”

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

Group Protests Vaccine Requirements Outside Two Colorado Springs Hospitals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — On Monday morning a group of people protested vaccination requirements outside UCHealth and Children’s Colorado in Colorado Springs.

The group, Patriots for Life, declined to speak on camera but offered a statement. The statement says they’re a group of concerned, peaceful, and law-abiding patriotic citizens. They oppose the discrimination of the unvaccinated, as well as those who support the vaccine and mask mandates.

The statement went on to say, “Our goal is to provide a network of support, including legal, for any citizen being persecuted or oppressed while exercising their Constitutional rights.”

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

ICs for Uncle

Internal combustion-powered vehicles aren’t going away. They are being taken away — from us. But not from them — the ones taking them away from us.

Those people — government people — will continue to drive (or be driven around in) the gas-guzzliest internal combustion-powered vehicles conceivable — a literal handful of specially built Chevy Suburbans designed for the elite.

The latter being a misnomer — as is almost axiomatically the case with anything having to do with government.

They are “elite” in the sense of being a few, certainly. But they are not elite in the sense that Jefferson meant — as regards talent. Assuming you exclude their relentless, pathological urge to control others and their olympian cognitive dissonance as regards what they say vs. what they do.

Especially to us…

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Instagram’s Adam Mosseri Says Regulation Could Lead to Mass Censorship on the Platform

In a recent interview, the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, warned about censorship on the platform if the government was allowed to regulate social media. The remark was in response to a report that Facebook knows Instagram can be toxic for teenagers and can be seen as ironic when considering Instagram’s constant censorship.

On September 14, the Wall Street Journal published a report suggesting that Facebook (which owns Instagram) is aware that Instagram can be toxic for teenagers, especially young girls. In an appearance in Peter Kafka’s podcast from Recode, Mosseri defended Instagram.

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

Judge Sets New Whitmer Kidnap Case Trial Date in Federal Court

A federal judge Monday reset next month’s trial of five men accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to March 8 to give defense lawyers more time to prepare and investigate the conduct of FBI agents.

The move by U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker comes three days after defense lawyers requested a delay due to a large amount of evidence and questions about whether FBI agents and as many as 12 informants drove the conspiracy and entrapped the defendants. Defense lawyers also have raised questions about whether another FBI agent had an undisclosed financial incentive.

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

Mask Mandate Protests Continue in Dickinson County

DICKINSON COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) — Two protests were held in opposition to the new mask mandate announced last week for Dickinson and Iron County Public Schools. Concerned citizens and parents gathered in Norway and Kingsford to protest mask mandates in schools today. Protestors say they have one goal in mind, to end the mandate.

“We are organizing so we can give the parents the choice back whether our children wear masks or not. That’s all we want, is the freedom to choose,” said Jill Huddleston, Parents Against Mask Mandate Member.

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

Maskless Hollywood Elite Laugh at You at the Emmys

Maskless Hollywood elites laugh it up at the Emmys while they lecture you about not wearing a face covering in a near empty grocery store.

I’ve seen more social distancing in a f****** ant colony.

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

Michigan Republican Candidate for Governor Banned by YouTube

Michigan Republican gubernatorial hopeful Garrett Soldano says he’s been permanently banned from YouTube, a social media platform he’s used to build a following by questioning the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

YouTube said in an email to Soldano early Monday that his channel included “severe or repeated violations” of the company’s community guidelines.

YouTube didn’t identify which specific policies the Mattawan chiropractor and anti-lockdown activist had broken, but the guidelines prohibit content “that contradicts local health authorities’ or the World Health Organization’s medical information about COVID-19.”

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

Michigan TV Weatherman Out After Refusing to Get Vaccine

Marquette, Mich. — A man who spent more than 30 years reporting the weather on TV in northern Michigan said he’s out of a job after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Karl Bohnak began working at WLUC-TV in 1988. He said the Upper Peninsula was one of the most challenging places in the U.S. for weather forecasting.

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

Mitt Romney Slams Tucker Carlson for Visiting Hungary and Praising Viktor Orban’s Leadership

On Friday last week, veteran Republican senator from Utah, Mitt Romney, has personally delved into the debate about the soul of Hungarian democracy, a topic that seems to have become a demarcation-line between the world’s warring political factions.

In a speech at Brigham Young University’s Wheatley Institution in Utah marking Constitution Day, the senator warned that constitutional “guardrails” are at risk. He has also unexpectedly turned his attention to whom he only referred to as a “Fox News personality”, who had recently paid a visit to Hungary, where he met and interviewed Hungarian conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

[Comment: I have no use for Mitt Romney.]

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

Pelosi Says Infrastructure Bill That Could Harm Crypto Exchanges Will Pass by September 27th

The Biden administration’s Infrastructure Bill, which includes more oppressive legislation for the cryptocurrencies market, as well as spying on the bank accounts of most US citizens, will pass by September 27, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

In a statement late last month, the House speaker said that the infrastructure bill would pass by September 27. But the bill has some issues that are yet to be ironed out, such as the crypto regulation.

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

Polish PM Condemns Violent Attack on Priest

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki condemned the brutal attack on Father Marcin from Szczecin in a post on social media.

The incident took place on the morning of Sept. 15, and involved a 30-year-old man destroying the vestibule of a local church, including an antique cross, incensory, and church font. The man then attacked the priest. The police and prosecutor’s office are currently investigating the affair.

“I spoke with Father Marcin of the Saint Joseph parish in Szczecin. On Wednesday, he was taken to hospital due to the physical assault he suffered. The priest was a victim of the aggression of a man who had earlier destroyed a crucifix in the church. When Father Marcin defended the church and symbols of faith, he was beaten up. Thankfully, the culprit is already in police custody, and I hope he receives appropriate punishment,” Morawiecki wrote on Facebook.

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

Seattle City Councilmember Caught Maskless at Sports Game Despite Mask Mandate

Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez was caught maskless at a Seattle Storm game on Friday despite the city of Seattle implementing some of the strictest coronavirus mandates in the nation.

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

Speakers Bring Up Critical Race Theory, Lack of In-Person School Board Meetings in Milford

MILFORD — School-related issues were top of mind at the recent Board of Aldermen meeting.

One person, a retired high school teacher, brought up critical race theory, a controversial topic in districts throughout the state this year, while someone asked why school board meetings are still being held virtually instead of in person.

Retired Joseph High School teacher Walton Rollins, at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting, claimed schools hide critical race theory teachings behind the term social emotional learning.

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

Two Women Nabbed for Stealing MAGA Hat, Ripping Trump Sign Learn Their Fate

Two women arrested for ripping a “Make America Great Again” hat off a child’s head and destroying Trump signs will escape jail time, according to a report.

Camryn Amy and Olivia Winslow will serve probation for the Aug. 20 incident outside the Democratic National Convention in Wilmington, Delaware, as Joe Biden was giving his presidential acceptance speech.

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

Watch Now: Protesters Call for Parental Choice in Cedar Falls Schools’ Temporary Mask Mandate

CEDAR FALLS — A large group of protesters showed up Monday morning outside the Cedar Falls Community Schools administration building to denounce the district’s temporary mask mandate.

On Friday, officials in Cedar Falls and Waterloo districts announced a weeklong mask mandate for elementary students as building level data is developed to determine next steps. It excludes recess, classroom time scheduled outside and lunch. The mandate was put in place at the preschool and elementary level because no vaccines are currently available for these students.

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

Watch: San Francisco Mayor Caught Partying Maskless Says She ‘Was Feeling the Spirit’ And Doesn’t Need ‘The Fun Police’

San Francisco Mayor London Breed defended her actions of last week where she went out to a nightclub and didn’t wear her mask in spite of her own health orders requiring San Franciscans to mask indoors when not eating or drinking.

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

Wisconsin Introduces Bill to Curb Social Media Censorship and Deplatforming

Accusing the Biden administration of using social media platforms to restrict speech and push a certain agenda, some state lawmakers in Wisconsin are circulating proposals that would ban social media censorship. This story comes shortly after Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a social media censorship law, which is about to be challenged in court by Big Tech platforms.

State Rep. Shae Sortwell has teamed up with State Sen. Roger Roth to create proposals that would empower Wisconsinites to sue social media platforms for unfair censorship, protect news outlets publishing content on social media, and punish lawmakers who violate the principles of free speech.

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

Ypsilanti Man Arrested by FBI Counterterrorism Team Convicted in Gun Case

Detroit — An Ypsilanti man indicted on gun charges who the FBI accused of being an Islamic State supporter was convicted Monday in the first federal, criminal jury verdict in Metro Detroit since the start of the pandemic.

Yousef Ramadan, 32, was convicted after less than an hour’s deliberation, four years after members of the FBI’s counterterrorism team blocked him from flying to the Middle East and arrested him after discovering several weapons in a storage unit.

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

Pandemic Forces Canadian Voters Into Long Lines on Election Day

The Wuhan coronavirus pandemic has forced many Canadian voters into long lines to vote on election day due to the reduction in the number of polling places, a development which has come as some have noted a broad lack of enthusiasm among voter groups.

Voters in Canada’s federal election on Monday have reported wait times of up to an hour or more at polling places in certain parts of the country as Canadians vote amid continuing Wuhan coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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

Yet Another Unseen Photo of Justin Trudeau Wearing Blackface Emerges

Yet another photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing blackface has emerged — with the latest example being the clearest yet.

Trudeau has appeared in public wearing blackface on at least three separate occasions, one when he was a teacher and one when he was a student, as well as at a 2001 event when he dressed up in an Aladdin costume.

The latest example is from the 2001 event at the West Point Grey Academy, when Trudeau was 29-years-old.

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

Europe Faces Rising Prices and Unrest, But EU’s Timmermans Still Defends Green Politics

Steeply rising energy prices are starting to affect the mood of Europeans, who are beginning to protest against further increases in the cost of living. Governments of individual member states respond to fears of unrest, for example, by capping prices or tax breaks. The United Kingdom faces an energy collapse due to a lack of electricity, which made the country resume the operation of its “dirty” coal-fired power plant.

However, the European Commission, as the architect of radical climate plans, continues to defend its policy head-on. The Green Deal’s chief architect and the commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans is convinced that expensive emission allowances do not lead to problems and the redistribution is the way to prevent drastic financial consequences for the poorer population.

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

Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain Protests Don’t Do Any Favours to Their Cause, Says Boris Johnson

Activists from groups such as Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain end up undermining their own cause by creating widespread disruption and alienating the public, Boris Johnson has claimed.

The Prime Minister backed threats by the police to take tougher action against protesters who block roads and shut down public attractions.

He said: “They are taking powers to be able to move protestors when they are threatening critical national infrastructure, when they are threatening to do serious economic damage and I think that is entirely right.”

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

France: Man Fined €10,000 for Portraying Macron as Hitler Over Vaccine Passports

A billboard owner in France has been fined 10,000 euros for “publicly insulting” President Emannuel Macron for depicting the French leader as Adolph Hitler in response to the imposition of vaccine passports.

A court in Toulon sided with French President Emmanuel Macron, who sued Michel-Ange Flori, 62, for two billboards caricaturing Macron as Nazi leader Adolph Hitler and former Marshal of France, Philippe Pétain, who was himself convicted of treason for working with the Nazi regime during the Second World War.

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

French Pull Out of Defence Summit With British Amid ‘AUKUS’ Submarine Row

France has pulled out of a planned defence summit with Britain amid an ongoing row between Paris, London, Canberra, and Washington D.C. over submarines.

Lord Ricketts, who would have co-chaired the two-day summit, delicately suggested that it had been “postponed to a later date”, according to the BBC.

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

Frustrated UK Govt Pressed Biden on One-Sided Failure to Ease Travel Restrictions

A frustrated Boris Johnson had to press Joe Biden over his failure to act on a pledge to ease travel restrictions on British citizens, months after Britain did the same for American citizens.

The 78-year-old Democrat promised action on easing restrictions on America’s mother country after speaking with Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Johnson-hosted G7 summit in June, but had failed to follow through until now.

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

Greta Thunberg, Other Climate Activists Planning Global Protests Before U.N. Leaders Meet

Youth activists are planning to stage worldwide protests against climate change on Friday, part of a campaign to pressure governments into taking action on the environment, the Associated Press reported.

Led by Greta Thunberg, the activists told reporters that there will be demonstrations in cities all over the globe ahead of a United Nations summit in Glasgow.

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

M25 Protests: Arrests Made as Insulate Britain Activists Block Motorways

Forty-one people have been arrested after climate activists held fresh motorway protests.

Insulate Britain blocked the anti-clockwise exit slip road at junction 18, Chorleywood, Herts, on Monday.

A separate protest took place near junction four (Stanborough Interchange) of the A1(M), near Hatfield.

A third incident saw Kent Police prevent protesters from gaining access to the M25 carriageway at junction 1a, the Dartford River Crossing.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, called the protests “irresponsible” and “dangerous”.

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

Spain: Massive Illegal Street Party in Playa De Palma

A massive, illegal street party in Calle de la Cerveza in Playa de Palma has caused outrage.

Video of the event shows hundreds of people, singing, dancing and drinking in the streets, with zero social distancing and no-one wearing masks.

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

Stroke Victim Left Paralyzed After UK Climate Protest Blockading M25 Delayed Trip to Hospital

Climate activists in England have for the past several weeks blocked a crucial highway. A mother who had a stroke was left paralyzed after her son’s attempt to take her to the hospital was delayed by the obstruction for six hours.

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

Sweden : Pro-Migration MP Hanif Bali Investigated for Pressuring Underage Girl for Sex and Nude Photos

The Swedish Moderate Party has paused internal investigations into one of its parliamentarians who has been accused, among other things, of pressuring a teenage girl into having sex with him. Instead, the party has urged the girl and her family to take the matter to the police, which they have.

The alleged victim, aged 17, claims that after having initially met Bali some months earlier, he attempted to convince her to have sex with him, asked her to send nude photos, and promised to help her break into Swedish politics in the future, Expressen reports. She was 15 years old at the time of the incident, according to SVT.

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

UK: Children Going to Hospital With Mental Health Problems Jumps 50 Per Cent Since Start of Pandemic: Report

The number of children who went to Accident and Emergency in England suffering from severe mental health problems increased by more than 50 per cent since the beginning of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

An investigation by The Telegraph newspaper and published on Sunday found that there was a 57 per cent increase in children presenting at hospital A&E wards in May 2019 — before the pandemic hit British shores — where there were 1,428 cases, compared to May of this year where there were 2,243 child patients.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Protesters Block Old Shoreham Road Cycle Lane Removal

EXTINCTION Rebellion protesters have attempted to block council workers from removing the Old Shoreham Road cycle lane.

Parents from Hove, together with members of Extinction Rebellion Brighton, attempted to block workers from removing the Old Shoreham Road cycle lane on Thursday evening.

They rolled out yoga mats and performed yoga exercises in the path of oncoming machinery used to remove road markings.

The protesters also obstructed the lane using bicycles on their stands, with Extinction Rebellion flags attached.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Idiots Block Roads Yet Again

“Extinction Rebellion’? Pull the other one.

If the media, academia, cultural institutions, corporations and celebs are all amplifying your message.

And the government is literally enacting your demands.

You’re not the ‘rebellion’, you’re the establishment.

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

UK: Fearful London: Falls Soar as People Scared of Catching COVID From Handrails

Escalator falls at tube stations have increased because Britons are frightened of catching coronavirus if they hold onto the handrails, a London Underground official has said.

Managing Director of London Underground Andy Lord told a Transport for London (TfL) safety panel said the underground railway’s biggest risk of harm is: “falls on escalators caused by people who don’t hold the handrail. There is an issue with the perception that the handrail is not clean because of the pandemic.”

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UK: London’s Khan: ‘We May Need Vaccine Passports’

Labour’s mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who backs continued mask-wearing on public transport, has said, “we may need vaccine passports”.

“I think we may need vaccine passports. I think we’re not there yet, but we may need them,” Mr Khan told the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, reflecting on the possibility of coronavirus rates becoming unstable.

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UK: People Glue Themselves to Major Highway as Part of Environmental Protest, Halting Traffic

Hoping to pressure the British government to insulate all homes within a decade, environmental protestors created roadblocks along London’s major ring road on Monday.

The group offered an apology for the traffic disruptions but said they would continue with the action until talks take place. It was the fourth time in less than two weeks that the “Insulate Britain” protestors blocked entry roads on M25, one of Britain’s busiest highways, by gluing themselves to the road and painting their name on it with a blue heart.

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UK: Video: Driver Tells Eco-Protesters Blocking Motorway “You Are Causing More Pollution”

As self described ‘eco-anarchists’ continue to block motorways in the UK, video emerged of one driver giving the protesters a piece of his mind and noting that their actions are causing people to hate them AND their cause.

The protesters, calling themselves ‘Insulate Britain’, again sat in the road at a junction near London this morning, blocking traffic with police nowhere to be seen.

The irate motorist approached the protesters and told them he understood why environmental issues are important, but asked them “Why the hell do you think this is the right thing to do?”

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

UK: Watch: Police Protect Climate Protesters From Angry Drivers as They Illegally Block Motorway

Police have been filmed protecting Insulate Britain climate activists from angry motorists as they blocked the M25 motorway once again.

The footage shows a van driver upset at being held up, being forcibly led away from the so-called protesters sprawled across an access road as a large number of officers stand around doing nothing about it, at least at the time of the recording.

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Vatican Closes Its Doors to Those Without a ‘Green Pass’

ROME — The Vatican City State announced Monday that effective October 1 no one can enter its territory without presenting a coronavirus Green Pass, by order of Pope Francis.

The Green Pass can be obtained by showing proof of vaccination against the coronavirus, demonstrating recovery from the coronavirus, or by showing a negative rapid antigen or PCR test, the Vatican ordinance states.

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Writing in Soros-Funded Blog, Left-Wing Budapest Mayor Compares Hungarian Government to Communists

In a lengthy article for the US news portal Project Syndicate, Gergely Karacsony, the liberal mayor of Budapest, had presented a textbook example of how to signal your intent towards the Western progressive elite that you want to join forces: call Viktor Orban corrupt, bash “nativist populism” and hold your climate credentials high.

Project Syndicate, which is sponsored by George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF), has given a platform to exactly such a political virtue signaling for the mayor, who is running for the prime minister’s office in next year’s Hungarian elections. In the article entitled “How Democracy Can Win Again”, Karacsony complains about “democratic erosion and state capture in Hungary”. Despite his party Dialogue’s (Parbeszéd) motto being: “The future is green, and left-wing”, and being in a coalition with the Socialists, he complains about alleged communist rhetoric from the governing conservatives. Amazing, this whole time that the conservatives thought they were fighting against communism, they were the “real” communists all along.

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Zeman is Dehydrated and Exhausted, Says Czech President’s Spokesperson

President Milos Zeman underwent a thorough medical examination at the Central Military Hospital in Prague. According to the president’s office’s statement, he suffers from dehydration and mild exhaustion, but his condition is not life-threatening.

Zeman is said to have undergone CT scans, sonography, and blood samples.

“The mentioned medical examinations did not reveal any diseases or any other problems that would endanger the life of the President of the Republic,” said Jiri Ovcacek, a spokesman for the president, in a press release.

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Zemmour Would Ban Foreign Names in France

Names like Mohammad could be banned if popular French author and commentator Éric Zemmour won the presidency in upcoming elections.

Although Zemmour has not even declared his candidacy yet, he made the proposal while promoting his new book, where he argues that parents should only be allowed to name their children approved French names.

“I will reintroduce the law of 1803. The Frenchman will no longer have the right to name his son Muhammad,” Zemmour outlined, noting that it was also a mistake to allow names from the Anglo-Saxon nations, such as Kevin.

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Russia Shooting: Gunman Kills Six at Perm University

A gunman has killed six people and injured 28 others at a university in the Russian city of Perm.

The assailant, identified as a student at the university, walked on to campus on Monday morning and started shooting.

Students and teachers barricaded themselves inside the university building, while others were seen screaming and jumping from windows.

Authorities said the attacker was shot in an exchange of gunfire with a police officer and then detained.

Officer Konstanin Kalinin, who was one of the first to arrive at the scene, disarmed the assailant, who had a gun and a knife, before administering first aid.

In a statement, President Vladimir Putin called the shooting “a great loss not only for the families who lost their children but for the whole country.”

The incident occurred at 11:00 (06:00 GMT) at Perm State University, some 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) east of the capital, Moscow, in the Urals. Officials initially reported eight had died, but subsequently revised the death toll down…

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Google Abused Its Android Dominance, Indian Probe Finds

After two years, an antitrust probe in India found that Google abused its dominant position in the Android market to hurt competitors.

The antitrust watchdog, the Competition Commission of India (CCI), found that Google reduced the ability and incentive for device manufacturers to design their own Android versions, according to sources familiar with the issue.

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Taliban Fire Director of Afghan Cricket Board

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban have sacked the executive director of Afghanistan’s cricket board.

Hamid Shinwari posted on his official Facebook page Monday he had been fired by Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of the Taliban’s new Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani.

He said he was not given any reason for his dismissal, but was told he would be replaced by Naseebullah Haqqani.

It isn’t clear if the new Afghanistan Cricket Board chief is a relative of Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is sought by the FBI for questioning in connection with several high profile attacks on Kabul during the Taliban’s 20-year war with successive U.S.-backed governments.

The Taliban’s order banning women from sports — including cricket — has caused an international backlash. The Australian Cricket Board last week canceled a match with Afghanistan’s cricket team to protest the banning of women from sports in Afghanistan.

The official Facebook page of the Afghanistan Cricket Board also announced Naseebullah Haqqani as the new executive director…

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Thailand: 19 Arrested at Luxury Villa as Rawai Party Busted

PHUKET: Chalong Police have arrested 19 people, including Thais and foreigners, at a party at a luxury villa in Rawai for breach of COVID-prevention rules currently in force by holding an illegal gathering.

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Anti-Vaccination Protests Force Melbourne Construction Shutdown

Melbourne’s construction industry is shutting down for at least two weeks amid concerns that extremist groups who have infiltrated the union movement are behind violent anti-vaccination protests in Australia’s second-largest city.

“We have seen appalling behavior on site and on our streets, and now we’re acting decisively and without hesitation,” Victoria state Industrial Relations Minister Tim Pallas said in an emailed statement, announcing the closure from Tuesday. Concerns had been raised about the sector’s compliance with public health measures and directions.

Melbourne, which is in the midst of a sixth round of stay-at-home orders amid an outbreak of the delta variant of the coronavirus, saw violent anti-lockdown protests on Saturday in which young men were seen scuffling with police that led to more than 200 arrests.

Then on Monday, hundreds of construction workers protested against state government’s orders — backed by the union movement — to enforce mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for people employed in the industry from Sept. 24. Bottles and crates were thrown at the union leaders.

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Distraught Dad Who Runs a Construction Business Fights Back Tears as He Claims He Was Forced to Sack His Own Son Over Mandatory Victorian Jab Rules

The devastated father — who runs a Melbourne home improvement company — told 3AW’s Breakfast Show he was going into work today to tell his anti-vaxxer son he was axed.

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Hundreds of Anti-Vax Tradies Confront Police at State Parliament in Melbourne as a TV Reporter is Viciously Assaulted and it Emerges a Worker Took His Own Life at a Construction Site Just Before Protest

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside CFMEU’S union head office on Tuesday, only a day after the building was badly damaged in violent demonstrations on Monday.

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Victoria Premier Dan Andrews is Already Talking About “Booster Passports”

Before Australia has even started implementing controversial and divisive vaccine passports, Dan Andrews, the premier of the state of Victoria, is already talking about “booster passports.”

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Court Sentences Two Algerians for Their Roles in Gruesome Murder of Gay Belgian Man

A pair of Algerian men were found guilty and sentenced by a Belgian court last week for the roles they played in the gruesome murder of a gay man in 2009.

A court in the French-speaking city of Liège last Friday sentenced Algerian nationals Fethi Rezzioui, aged 39, and Ahmed Freha, aged 38, for their roles in the murder of Luc Verheyen, a 45-year-old gay Belgian man, who was stabbed to death in his own home in Grce-Hollogne in 2009, RTC reports.

The two convicts, who were identified in connection to the murder years after it had taken place via physical evidence found at the crime scene, are said to have taken Verheyen to his home where they engaged in sexual activity before Fethi Rezzioui went on to stab the man to death.

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Three Dead Bodies Found on Polish-Belarusian Border

Three dead bodies on the Polish-Belarusian border on Sunday, according to Lieutenant Anna Michalska, the spokeswoman of the Polish Border Guard. She told the Polish Press Agency that the deceased were most likely illegal migrants, but until the prosecutor’s office carries out its investigation, the Border Guard will not reveal further information.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced an investigation into the three bodies found on the border.

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Czechia: Christian Democrats Chairman Takes Back His Statement on Same-Sex Marriage

Czech politician and chairman of Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), Marian Jurecka, has backed down over his opposition to same-sex marriage. The politician appeared to bend to pressure from criticism on social media after he stated in a Friday interview, that he would require his partners from the Together (Spolu) coalition — Civic Democrats (ODS) and TOP 09 — not to allow the approval of same-sex marriages if the coalition would succeed in the next elections.

He added that creating a government coalition could fail over this issue. On Saturday, he took his words back on Twitter.

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Texas Doctor Who Performed Abortion is Sued in Test of New Law

A Texas doctor who publicly said he performed an abortion was sued Monday in state court by two different plaintiffs, handing Texas the first tests of its new abortion law.

The Texas law bans abortions after about six weeks of gestation when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, and it deputizes private citizens to sue anyone they believe may have aided such a procedure and collect $10,000. It went into effect Sept. 1.

Alan Braid, a San Antonio physician, said in a Washington Post opinion essay Saturday that he had performed an abortion in defiance of the law earlier this month.

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UN Tells World Leaders ‘You Must Do More’ About Global Warming

The UN has sent a clear message on Monday to member nations that it feels that more needs to be done in the face of looming problems due to climate change.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/20/2021

  1. Dan Andrews is like an abusive boyfriend. Doesn’t matter what he does many “still love him” . When he gets up and lies, they still believe him, even when they see before and after videos. Nothing is going to change, teachers have done their brainwashing.

  2. The murderer in Perm is an ethnic Tatar. Before that, another ethnic Tatar staged a shooting in a college in Kazan, and not so long ago, an ethnic Tatar staged a mass slaughter of soldiers.
    It seems that they were not religious. But some conspiracy theorists write about megalomania implanted among this nation.

  3. I have a secret but don’t tell anybody

    if you want to be elected in any of these Western caliphates, where Muslim brotherhood and Islam thrive. For jihadis it’s always spring no winter, then build more mosques promote more jihadis build houses exclusively for Muslims . Invite them put them in hotels spend on them $78 m just for three days. Don’t get them . give them money open TV stations for them radio stations. Immigration will not stop no matter what covid or no covid. Invite half a million Muslims every year for the next thousand years and they will guarantee you and your descendants to stay in power don’t care about your flesh and blood they are brain dead.

    they don’t know how to resist and if the Muslims are ungrateful and bomb here and there don’t pay attention. play it down. Give them nominal sentences. But harsh sentences for non-muslims to be a lesson for them not to scratch a Muslim.

    Teach your own people to say sir to the new Masters and to embrace the religion of peace which we call it but they don’t call it peaceful they say if it were peaceful we wouldn’t be revered, nay, worshiped in the West

    that’s why we dictate our wins on the infidels and they obey and feel subjugated that’s what we want that’s what they want infidels hopes are realized after WE arrived in the West.

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