Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/22/2021

A third day of protests in Melbourne saw thousands of people opposed to the vaccine mandate take to the streets. The protesters eventually ended up at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne’s major war memorial, where police fired rubber bullets at them. The authorities issued a no-fly order in the area, preventing media helicopters from doing live broadcasts of the demonstrations. A fourth day of protests is now underway.

In other news, a spokesman for Black Lives Matter in New York City said that vaccine passports are being used to propagate racism.

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Thanks to Dean, Fjordman, Frank in Newfoundland, Insubria, Reader from Chicago, SS, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» The Prosperity of Czechia and Other Eastern European Countries is Unparalleled, Writes the Financial Times
 
USA
» Annandale Imam Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Victim in His Car
» Apple to Embrace Vaccine Passports
» Bill Gates in Awkward Interview About Jeffrey Epstein
» Black Lives Matter Says Vaccine Passports Are Being Used to Propagate Racism
» Climate Activists Dumped a House in the Tidal Basin
» Florida Makes Quarantine Optional for Exposed Students
» Former CVS CEO Larry Merlo Made Millions — While Teaching Employees White Privilege is the Problem
» Group Protests Barry-Eaton Schools Mask Mandate
» House Republicans Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Biden Again and Attack His ‘Willful Negligence of the Border Crisis’ Along With the Afghanistan Withdrawal and Evictions Moratorium
» Late Night TV Elite Team Up to Push Cringe ‘Climate Night’ of Propaganda Disguised as Comedy
» Liz Cheney, Targeted by Trump Over Impeachment, Gets George W. Bush’s Help With Dallas Fundraiser
» Muscatine Parents Set to Protest School Mask Mandate
» NC State Professor Stephen Porter Sues College After Being Censured by “Woke Mob”
» Parents Gather Outside Cario Middle School to Protest CCSD Mask Enforcement
» Popular Anti-CRT Account Suspended From Twitter for Sharing Video of Ibram X Kendi
» Principal of Washington State Elementary School Says Students Need to Wear Masks While Chewing Lunch: Report
» Republicans Advance Bill Banning Critical Race Theory in Schools
» Stafford County School Board Denounces Critical Race Theory, 1619 Project, Preferred Pronouns
» Texas Mom Erupts at School Board Over ‘Anal Sex’ Passage in Middle Schoolers’ Book
» Toledo-Area Man Sentenced for Planning Attack on Synagogue
» Video: ‘Liberal Media Darling’ George W. Bush Confronted by Iraq Veteran
» White House Reporters Have Launched ‘Formal Objection’ About Biden Refusing to Answer Questions
 
Canada
» Did the Start-Up People’s Party Cost Conservatives the Election in Canada?
» Quebec to Table Bill Banning Anti-Vaccine Protests Outside Hospitals, Schools
» Teens Arrested at Large University of Guelph Gathering After 1 Briefly Escapes Police Custody
 
Europe and the EU
» “Quite Alarming” — UK Energy Crisis Sparks Fresh Chaos for Food Suppliers
» 3,000 Swedish Police Demand Govt Tackle No-Go Zone Gangs
» Church of England’s £248m ‘Reform’ Programme Failed to Stop Decline in Worshippers
» Claim: Just 20 Per Cent of Greek Prostitutes Are Vaccinated
» Eco-Activists Insulate Britain Should be Locked Up, Says Blue Collar Tory MP
» Germany: Left-Wing Extremists Threaten AfD Politicians in Front of Their Homes
» How Anti-Muslim Sentiment Has Gone Mainstream
» Insulate Britain: Injunction Granted Against M25 Protesters
» Insulate Britain Spox Compares Climate Protesters to Churchill Opposing Hitler
» Jihadist Element Investigated After Deadly Vehicle Attack in Spanish City
» Lithuania Tells Citizens to Throw Away Chinese Phones to Avoid Communist Censorship
» Pope Francis: EWTN’s Criticism of Me is ‘The Work of the Devil’
» Remote Working is an Opportunity for Disadvantaged Areas Says New Study
» Sacré Bleu! Emmanuel Macron’s Personal Vaccine Passport QR Code Leaked Online
» UK Lockdown Will Result in 10,000 Unnecessary Cancer Deaths: Study
» UK: COVID Tickets Worth £140,000 Brought Fines of £780 in Northamptonshire
» What Climate Neutrality Will Cost Germany
 
Balkans
» “We Are Vaccinated Enough” — Croatian President Blasts COVID Hysteria, Media Fear Campaign
 
South Asia
» Outrage as Hindu Family Tortured in Pakistan for Fetching Drinking Water From Mosque
 
Far East
» CCP Defector Says China Deliberately Spread COVID at Military Event in 2019
» French Study Warns of the Massive Scale of Chinese Influence Around the World
» Report: Wuhan Lab Requested Funding From DARPA to Make Chimeric Viruses, Genetically Alter Coronaviruses to Make Them More Infectious to Humans
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Consumer Group Calls for Government Action on Social Media Users Who Give Paid Health Advice Without Qualifications
» Australian Media Condemns Police Over Blackout on Protest Coverage
» COVID-19: Australian Riot Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Melbourne
» Orange Vests March for Third Day in Melbourne, Police Crack Skulls
» Police Fire Rubber Bullets to Clear Demonstration at Melbourne’s War Memorial After Protesters Threw Rocks and Refused to Leave — as Third Day of Rallies by Construction Workers and Anti-Vaxxers Again Turns Violent
» Solemn Moment Man Wearing War Medals Tells Protesters to ‘Respect’ Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance — as They Clambered Over it to Stage a Rally Before Another Violent Clash With Police
» Stand-Off at Shrine Ends in Cloud of Tear Gas and Hail of Police Rounds
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Two Churches Attacked in Kogi State, One Worshipper Killed
 
Latin America
» Jamaica: Protestors Cry Foul After Arrest of UIC President, Others
» Jamaica: 25 Arrested at Illegal Parties in Linstead
 
Immigration
» Afghan Refugees at Fort McCoy Face Federal Charges for Alleged Sex Acts With Minor and Spousal Abuse
» Finland Burglaries Drop Over 40 Percent Amid COVID Border Closures
» French Network Smuggling Moroccan Migrants to Europe Dismantled
» Hungary Thwarts Over 500 Illegal Border Crossers in One Day
» Survey: Majority of Poles Opposed to Accepting Illegal Migrants From Belarus
» Texas Law Enforcement Creates ‘Steel Barrier’ of Vehicles at Southern Border to Block Migrants
» The UK Wanted to Push Migrants Back, Compelling France to Cooperate
» UK: September Set to be New Record Month for Migrant Landings With 3,413 Having Already Made Dangerous Channel Dash, Home Office Data Reveals
 
Culture Wars
» EU Parliament: Same-Sex Marriage Should be Recognized Across EU
» Pennsylvania University Tells Students ‘Action Could be Taken’ if They Use Wrong Pronouns
» Texas Lawmakers Receive Credible Threat of Violence Tied to Vote for New Abortion Law
» Why You Might Have to Eat the Bugs
 

The Prosperity of Czechia and Other Eastern European Countries is Unparalleled, Writes the Financial Times

Czechia is the top country in Eastern Europe when it comes to economic growth, which has enabled the country to overtake Portugal and Spain and reach parity with Italy, the Financial Times reports. However, Czechia may fall into the same debt traps that have plagued other so-called success stories.

The economic rise of the Czech Republic and other Eastern European countries is a “forgotten success”, the greatest since the East Asian economic miracle of the 1990s, according to Ruchir Sharma, manager at the Morgan Stanley investment bank, who mentioned Czechia first among the leaders of the globally successful region.

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

Annandale Imam Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Victim in His Car

ANNANDALE, Va. — The imam at a mosque in Annandale is facing charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted an underage victim in his car.

According to Fairfax County police, 36-year-old Said Shirzadi — who served as a counselor and spiritual leader at the Mustafa Center on Braddock Road — met his victim at various locations throughout the county.

Shirzadi would allegedly invite the victim into his vehicle and then sexually assault her.

He was arrested on Tuesday, and then released on his personal recognizance.

Shirzadi has served as an imam at the mosque for 10 years.

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

Apple to Embrace Vaccine Passports

In the near future, users will be able to provide proof of vaccination using Apple Wallet. The tech giant claims the vaccination cards and records are stored securely and it would not have access, commenting only on the privacy aspects and ignoring the civil liberties concerns.

The feature will be released in a future iOS update. The vaccine cards future will use the international SMART Health Cards standard, which is already being used in several vaccine certification systems. Users will sign the vaccine card with a private key, then create a public key that others can use to verify your status.

On the latest iOS version, iOS 15, users can store verifiable test results and vaccination records in the Health app.

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

Bill Gates in Awkward Interview About Jeffrey Epstein

Bill Gates squirmed his way through an awkward PBS interview after being asked about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.

Gates appeared to be insistent on making the point that Epstein was dead.

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Black Lives Matter Says Vaccine Passports Are Being Used to Propagate Racism

Following an altercation at a restaurant in New York City, involving three black patrons and a waitress, the Black Lives Matter of NYC and other social justice organizations have claimed that vaccine passports are being used to propagate racism.

According to the original police report, three black women from Texas got into a fight with a 24-year-old waitress at Carmine’s restaurant last week, Thursday. The fight was allegedly related to vaccine passports.

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

Climate Activists Dumped a House in the Tidal Basin

As the sun glowed through the columns of the Jefferson Memorial around 7:15 AM Wednesday, a man in a racing wetsuit began to churn the murky waters of the Tidal Basin with his kicks as he pushed a model of a sunken row house further into the basin. Constructed out of wood and floating on pontoons, the hollow house was a warning from climate activists with Extinction Rebellion DC of what the city might face should unchecked climate change continue to contribute to rising sea levels.

Though around a dozen activists were gathered for the demonstration, the row house swimmer was doing the brunt of the grunt work, treading water and guiding the structure around the basin for almost an hour. According to the group’s spokesperson, they had a motor on hand they could have used to propel the craft, but chose to go with manpower to minimize fossil fuel emissions.

The basin once served as a swimming hole for Washingtonians 100 years ago, but natation is now prohibited due to high levels of bacteria after rainstorms. The Extinction Rebellion spokesperson wasn’t too concerned about the group’s waterlogged point person, saying as long as he wasn’t swallowing the water he would be fine. Washingtonian’s team was a bit more concerned, as the individual in question was spitting out water and failed to keep his protein bar out of the murk during a mid-demonstration aquatic snack break.

After an hour of paddling, the swimmer abandoned the structure in the middle of the basin and emerged, victorious, in a flooded area of the basin. The group turned to leave without retrieving the house, as they knew US Park Police would remove the structure. Leaving the remains of their activism behind them seems to have become Extinction Rebellion’s calling card. This is the same group that dumped a pile of manure near the White House this spring that was cleaned up by city workers(members of the group say they intended to come back to clean up that mess, but that the city got to it first).

The celebration was short-lived, though, as no sooner did the swimmer exit the water than two Park Police officers approached and slapped him with cuffs. The swimmer went peacefully; police did not share what the individual was being charged with at the scene, and have yet to respond with comment on the matter.

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

Florida Makes Quarantine Optional for Exposed Students

A day after assuming his job, Florida’s newly appointed surgeon general on Wednesday signed new rules allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school after being exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The guidelines signed by Dr. Joseph Ladapo eliminate previous rules requiring students to quarantine for at least four days off campus if they’ve been exposed. Under the new rules, students who have been exposed can continue attending classes in person “without restrictions or disparate treatment,” provided they are asymptomatic. They can also quarantine, but no longer than seven days, provided they do not get sick.

“Quarantining healthy students is incredibly damaging for their educational advancement,” Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday at a news conference in Kissimmee. “It’s also disruptive for families. We are going to be following a symptoms-based approach.”

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

Former CVS CEO Larry Merlo Made Millions — While Teaching Employees White Privilege is the Problem

America’s largest commercial pharmaceutical chain CVS Health Corporation hosts an extensive mandatory race reeducation program for its employees based on Critical Race Theory.

Investigative journalist and CRT watchdog Christopher Rufo detailed on City Journalhow CVS CEO Larry Merlo earned “618 times more than the median CVS employee salary” while promoting the idea that America is “racist.” The company also reportedly forced hourly-wage workers to “deconstruct their racial and sexual ‘privilege.’“

Boston University professor Ibram Kendi, one of the leading purveyors of Critical Race Theory and “antiracism,” hosted a keynote to some 25,000 CVS employees as part of the company’s Critical Race Theory initiative.

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

Group Protests Barry-Eaton Schools Mask Mandate

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (WILX) — A group in Charlotte protested Wednesday against new COVID-19 protocols in Barry and Eaton County schools. That mask mandate went into effect Wednesday morning, requiring all students, staff and visitors to wear a mask.

The move comes after a 200% increase in new cases among kids 17 and younger in the Barry-Eaton district. The health department also issued new quarantine protocols for potential exposures.

Crowds gathered in Charlotte to show their displeasure with the mandate for their kids.

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

House Republicans Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Biden Again and Attack His ‘Willful Negligence of the Border Crisis’ Along With the Afghanistan Withdrawal and Evictions Moratorium

A group of Republican lawmakers led by Ohio Rep. Bob Gibbs want President Joe Biden out of office and filed articles of impeachment against him on Tuesday.

Gibbs claims the president violated his oath of office on three points, according to text obtained by DailyMail.com: the southern border crisis, the evictions moratorium and Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Brian Babin of Texas and Randy Weber of Texas are co-sponsors on the effort.

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

Late Night TV Elite Team Up to Push Cringe ‘Climate Night’ of Propaganda Disguised as Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Fallon and others will team up to push a cringe ‘climate night’ of global warming propaganda disguised as comedy, proving once how late night legacy media entertainment is now just a vehicle for establishment propaganda narratives.

“After four years of the same anti-Trump ‘jokes’, viewers would be forgiven for thinking that America’s late-night ‘comedy’ hosts were all reading from the same script,” reports RT. “On Wednesday, they literally will be. Seven primetime hosts across multiple networks will focus their shows on climate change, blending jokes with liberal lecturing to tackle “the world’s hottest problem.”

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

Liz Cheney, Targeted by Trump Over Impeachment, Gets George W. Bush’s Help With Dallas Fundraiser

WASHINGTON — In a clear rebuke of Donald Trump and his wing of the GOP, George W. Bush will headline a Dallas fundraiser next month for Liz Cheney — who lost her House leadership post after supporting Trump’s impeachment over the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

[Comment: Lynn Cheney is still going to lose.]

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

Muscatine Parents Set to Protest School Mask Mandate

MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) — Several parents in the Muscatine Community School District are in opposition to the new masks mandate decision in schools.

The mandate takes effect Wednesday for pre-k through 6th grade schools.

In a school board meeting Friday, many parents opposed to the mandate showed up to give public comment, some people were removed by police for making outbursts.

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

NC State Professor Stephen Porter Sues College After Being Censured by “Woke Mob”

A professor at North Carolina State University has sued the school for excluding him from activities over comments he made critical of the social justice ideology. The professor claims he has been the target of a “woke mob” at the university for years.

We obtained a copy of the complaint for you here.

Professor Stephen Porter filed the lawsuit on September 14 at a federal court. He claims that “in retaliation” for remarks he has made on societal issues, the school excluded him from activities and programs, “effectively hollowing his job out from the inside.”

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

Parents Gather Outside Cario Middle School to Protest CCSD Mask Enforcement

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Several parents have gathered outside of Cario Middle School in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday morning in protest of masking enforcement.

Charleston County School District is now sending children home from school if they do not wear a face covering on district property and transportation. Those students will then participate in virtual learning until they return.

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

Popular Anti-CRT Account Suspended From Twitter for Sharing Video of Ibram X Kendi

Mythinformed MKE bought tickets to an Ibram X Kendi speaking engagement at the University of Wisconsin, where they recorded the event’s question and answer period. They adhered wholly to the posted rules of the venue.

Mythinformed MKE posted clips from that conversation on Twitter, and had their account temporarily suspended pending deletion. The social media giant said the video violated their “rules against posting private media.” It was unclear what made this media private.

The tweets MythicistMKE was asked to delete both included video footage from the event. The first said plainly they asked a question during the Q&A portion of the talk. Their question to Kendi was how K-12 “schools should respond to activist teachers that are intentionally breaking the CRT ban laws.”

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

Principal of Washington State Elementary School Says Students Need to Wear Masks While Chewing Lunch: Report

A principal at a Washington state elementary school told parents that students need to continue wearing their masks during lunch despite the school district’s COVID-19 policy that states masks don’t need to be worn while eating, according to a report.

Principal Neil O’Brien of Geiger Montessori Elementary School in Tacoma sent the email to parents this week to update them on the school’s COVID-19 policies, Jason Rantz first reported on his radio show on KTTH in Seattle.

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

Republicans Advance Bill Banning Critical Race Theory in Schools

A Republican-led Assembly committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would prohibit public schools from teaching students and training employees about concepts such as systemic racism and implicit bias.

The measure, which passed along party lines with the committee’s Democratic members opposed, began circulating in the state Legislature this summer amid a nationwide push among conservatives to ban the teaching of critical race theory, which argues that racism is an inherent feature of the nation’s social structures and policies. While the bill could come before the Republican-led Legislature as soon as next week, it’s almost certain to be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, a former state schools superintendent.

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

Stafford County School Board Denounces Critical Race Theory, 1619 Project, Preferred Pronouns

STAFFORD COUNTY, Virginia (FOX 5 DC) — The Stafford County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously (6-0) Tuesday night to approve a resolution that denounces the teaching of Critical Race Theory, the 1619 project and requiring students to give their preferred pronouns.

Several members of the board say hearing complaints from parents, students and constituents about CRT being taught in schools and teachers asking students about their preferred pronouns is what led to the proposed resolution.

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

Texas Mom Erupts at School Board Over ‘Anal Sex’ Passage in Middle Schoolers’ Book

A Texas school district has removed a book from schools after an irate mother read aloud an excerpt about anal sex during last week’s board meeting.

Kara Bell, a former school board candidate at Lake Travis Independent School District, read a sexually explicit passage from “Out of Darkness” by Ashley Hope Pérez, which she said could be found in at least two district middle schools.

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

Toledo-Area Man Sentenced for Planning Attack on Synagogue

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Holland man who plotted to attack a synagogue in the Toledo area was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court.

According to court documents, 24-year-old Damon Joseph, listed as Abdullah Ali Yusuf, was ordered by Judge Jack Zouhary to spend 20 years in prison followed by a lifetime term of supervised release.

Joseph was arrested by FBI agents in December 2018 before pleading guilty in May 2021 to attempting to provide material support for the Islamic State terrorist group and attempting to commit a hate crime.

[Comment: Article dated September 13, 2020.]

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Video: ‘Liberal Media Darling’ George W. Bush Confronted by Iraq Veteran

An Iraq veteran gave George W. Bush a stark reminder this past weekend that although he’s now a liberal media darling, there are plenty of Americans who remember the lies that led to millions of deaths.

Corporal Mike Prysner was captured on video launching into a tirade against Bush during a speech in Beverly Hills.

“When are you going to apologize for the million Iraqis who are dead because you lied?” Prysner yelled at Bush.

“You lied about weapons of mass destruction! You lied about connections to 9/11! You sent me to Iraq! You sent me to Iraq!” Prysner continued.

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

White House Reporters Have Launched ‘Formal Objection’ About Biden Refusing to Answer Questions

CBS News reported Tuesday that the press pool of White House reporters have launched a formal objection over the fact that Joe Biden refuses to answer any questions, with reporters routinely being yelled down and physically pushed away by Biden’s handlers.

The revelation came after an embarrassing scene in the Oval Office with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson answering questions, but Biden not being allowed to by aides.

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

Did the Start-Up People’s Party Cost Conservatives the Election in Canada?

by Kennedy Hall

[…]

Overall, it can be argued that 25 Conservative seats were lost due to the failure of Erin O’Toole’s party to speak to the desires of PPC voters, [ my emphasis ] namely that Canada has no place for vaccine passports and indefinite lockdowns. In addition, who knows how many centrist voters stayed with the Liberals simply because O’Toole offered nothing that was substantially different than his opponent.

Perhaps the Conservative Party of Canada will take note of what took place and might even attempt being … conservative for the next election.

           — Hat tip: Frank in Newfoundland [Return to headlines]
 

Quebec to Table Bill Banning Anti-Vaccine Protests Outside Hospitals, Schools

The Quebec government plans to introduce a bill on Thursday banning anti-vaccine protests near schools and hospitals, and Premier François Legault says he wants it adopted within a day.

With the province’s three main opposition parties open to passing the bill, its rapid adoption will require the support of the remaining party in the legislature — the Conservatives — and its sole member. But Claire Samson says she wants to see what’s in it first.

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

Teens Arrested at Large University of Guelph Gathering After 1 Briefly Escapes Police Custody

Two teens were arrested and now face charges after a fight broke out during a large, unsanctioned gathering at the University of Guelph on the weekend and one teen is alleged to have helped another teen escape police custody.

Members of the Guelph Police Service were on campus early Saturday to help campus police monitor the gathering, which involved hundreds of people gathering on Johnston Green, an outdoor greenspace on campus.

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

“Quite Alarming” — UK Energy Crisis Sparks Fresh Chaos for Food Suppliers

Last week Fertilizer producer CF Industries Holdings Inc suspended operations at two UK plants because of soaring natural gas prices.

As a result, these fertilizer plants that make carbon dioxide as a byproduct are in sudden shortages and are rippling through the UK food sector, according to Bloomberg.

The shortage of carbon dioxide has forced Online grocer Ocado Group Plc to halt all deliveries of frozen products to customers, and the meat industry warned slaughterhouse operations could “grind to a halt” in weeks.

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

3,000 Swedish Police Demand Govt Tackle No-Go Zone Gangs

At least 3,000 Swedish police officers have signed a letter addressed to Swedish Interior Minister Mikael Damberg calling on the government to introduce stiffer penalties for lawlessness and deal with no-go zone gangs.

Gothenburg police officer Hannah Bergelin began the petition following the death of her colleague Andreas Danman, who was shot dead by gangs in the “vulnerable” area of Biskopsgården, Gothenberg, in late June in an attack that was described as being like an “execution”.

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

Church of England’s £248m ‘Reform’ Programme Failed to Stop Decline in Worshippers

The Archbishop of Canterbury has admitted that spending hundreds of millions of pounds on attempts to bring new members to the Church of England has so far failed.

Speaking to the Church Times late last week, Archbishop Welby said that turning around declining numbers “has not so far happened”.

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

Claim: Just 20 Per Cent of Greek Prostitutes Are Vaccinated

Just 20 per cent of prostitutes in Greece have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus, claims an association representing sex workers.

President of the Association of Prostituted Persons of Greece (SEPE), Elli Kanellopoulou, said that the vaccination rate for prostitutes is especially low and claimed that government restrictions on vaccinations for indoor activities were “impractical” for sex workers.

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

Eco-Activists Insulate Britain Should be Locked Up, Says Blue Collar Tory MP

Conservative MP Ben Bradley has said that eco-activists Insulate Britain “want locking up” for disrupting traffic on the M25, which was blamed for the avoidable serious injury of an elderly woman suffering from a stroke.

LBC radio heard over the weekend the harrowing story of a son who watched his 74-year-old mother deteriorate while they were stuck in traffic for six hours on their way to hospital after she had suffered a stroke. Insulate Britain protests for better home insulation by blocking major roads, including Britain’s busiest motorway, the M25.

Ben Bradley, the MP for Mansfield in the East Midlands of England who is the chairman of the Blue Collar Conservatism group, said that while people have a right to protest, they do not have the right to interfere with the everyday lives of citizens, particularly when putting people’s lives as risk such as the now-paralysed 74-year-old woman, adding that Extinction Rebellion protests in London have likewise blocked ambulances from getting to St Thomas’ Hospital.

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

Germany: Left-Wing Extremists Threaten AfD Politicians in Front of Their Homes

On Monday evening, around 50 to 100 left-wing extremists marched through the Lichtenberg district in Berlin in memory of a homeless Moldovan killed in 2016. The motto of the demo was: “Against right-wing violence and for an anti-fascist neighborhood”.

As it turned out, the organizers chose the route carefully, because it also led past the place of residence of Alternative for Germany (AfD) MP Karsten Woldeit. He is the domestic political spokesman for his parliamentary group known for its conservative immigration policies, and as a result, has been targeted by the left on many occasions in the past.

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

How Anti-Muslim Sentiment Has Gone Mainstream

Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, Muslims in the West have been viewed with suspicion. In Switzerland about half of people think Islam is a danger to national security. A study published by the Center of Security Studies in Zurich states that although 56% of the Swiss population believes Islam is a peaceful religion, 46% see it as a threat.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Insulate Britain: Injunction Granted Against M25 Protesters

A court ruling won by the government warns climate change protesters that they could be jailed if they continue their campaign of blocking the M25.

Ministers hope the High Court injunction can prevent further disruption around London.

Insulate Britain has blocked parts of the M25 five times in the last fortnight.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tweeted that activists faced “possible imprisonment if they flout”.

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

Insulate Britain Spox Compares Climate Protesters to Churchill Opposing Hitler

The spokesman for Insulate Britain has compared his eco-activists blocking traffic on some of Britain’s busiest roads to Winston Churchill and the handful of MPs who backed him in opposing Adolf Hitler in 1937.

Liam Norton made the remarks on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Wednesday after attempting to downplay the severe injury of a 74-year-old woman whose stroke was allegedly worsened because she was stuck in traffic for six hours as a result of an Insulate Britain protest last week.

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

Jihadist Element Investigated After Deadly Vehicle Attack in Spanish City

Spanish officials are investigating a possible Islamic terrorist motive following a deadly car crash at a bar in Murcia on Friday that left one man dead.

The Spanish national court is investigating Friday’s incident as a possible terrorist attack after a 30-year-old Moroccan man injured himself with a knife before slamming his car into the terrace of a bar, killing a 45-year-old Venezuelan man and wounding four others. The suspect also died due to the impact of the crash.

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

Lithuania Tells Citizens to Throw Away Chinese Phones to Avoid Communist Censorship

Lithuania has warned its citizens to avoid using smartphones from China over concerns of censorship, saying that Xiaomi phones, in particular, have actual built-in censorship software.

On Tuesday, the Defense Ministry of Lithuania said that Xiaomi phones sold in Europe such as the 1810.HK flagship device has the capability to censor or block internet search results for terms such as “Free Tibet”, “Long live Taiwan independence” or “democracy movement”.

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

Pope Francis: EWTN’s Criticism of Me is ‘The Work of the Devil’

ROME — Pope Francis had harsh words for those who criticize him, saying such attacks are “the work of the devil,” La Civiltà Cattolica revealed Tuesday.

There is “a large Catholic television channel that has no hesitation in continually speaking ill of the pope,” Francis said during a meeting with Jesuits in Bratislava during his recent visit there.

“I personally deserve attacks and insults because I am a sinner, but the Church does not deserve them. They are the work of the devil. I have also said this to some of them,” he added.

In its report on the meeting, America magazine, the Jesuit flagship journal in the U.S., said the pope was referring to EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) when speaking of “a large television channel” that criticizes him.

[Comment: I might go watch EWTN.]

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Remote Working is an Opportunity for Disadvantaged Areas Says New Study

But ESPON researchers highlight the risks of increased inequality too

(By Alessandra Briganti) (ANSA) — BRUSSELS, SEP 20 — Remote working is here to stay and it will bring with it new development opportunities for disadvantaged areas, but also the risk of greater socio-economic and regional inequality, according to a new study.

So the job of cohesion policy in the post-pandemic period will be to address the challenges linked to accelerating the process of digitalization, said a working paper on migratory flows and the knowledge economy conducted by the ESPON research programme, which specializes in EU regional studies.

The pandemic had a negative impact on consumption and production levels and models all over the world.

European cities and regions have had to address the shock of the health crisis and its consequences precisely when digitalization, the growth of the knowledge economy, demographic changes and globalization were causing changes to the labour market.

On the other hand, the pandemic will have long-term implications for innovation, accelerating the digital transition and reinforcing the provision of digital services.

According to the researchers, these changes will continue to shape the way people live and work because remote working offers greater flexibility and autonomy, a better balance between work and private life and less time spent commuting.

This could be an advantage for peripheral areas, leading to a better balanced distribution of employment and of the population.

There is evidence to suggest this is the case.

The researchers wrote that a significant movement of residents from densely populated counties to less populated ones has been registered in the United States.

In addition to boosting the appeal of non-urban life, remote working could also stimulate demand for better telecommunications infrastructure and co-working spaces.

Businesses, especially auxiliary ones, may decide to leave big cities and migrate to residential areas.

In short, it is an opportunity that requires policies designed to boost the attractiveness of less developed areas.

For example, the central role of digital infrastructure in making it possible to work and study from home was shown during the pandemic.

And yet 41% of homes in rural areas are not covered by broad band and this could be the reason why remote working tends to be more concentrated in cities, according to the researchers.

The researchers concluded that, in order to combat the emergence of new forms of social and labour inequality, European and national political strategies must address the social implications of widespread use of remote working, and seek to improve the opportunities offered by these forms of labour while increasing the social inclusion of groups of people and areas that are currently marginalized.

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Sacré Bleu! Emmanuel Macron’s Personal Vaccine Passport QR Code Leaked Online

The personal vaccine passport QR code of French President Emmanuel Macron has been leaked on social media, raising questions over the system’s ability to protect the health privacy of citizens.

On Tuesday, the QR code linked to the ‘pass sanitaire’ of Mr Macron was leaked on social media networks, including Snapchat and Twitter.

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UK Lockdown Will Result in 10,000 Unnecessary Cancer Deaths: Study

A lack of face-to-face doctor visits in Britain since the beginning of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is likely to result in 10,000 unnecessary deaths from cancer, a report from the University College London (UCL) has found.

Since the first lockdown in March of last year, an estimated 40,000 people were referred to emergency care for cancer late, which the report said will “conservatively” see 10,000 Britons die “significantly earlier” than under normal circumstances, with the possibility of deaths being “several times higher” in a worst-case scenario.

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UK: COVID Tickets Worth £140,000 Brought Fines of £780 in Northamptonshire

Up to £140,000-worth of Covid fines issued by Northamptonshire Police resulted in just £780 being paid by two offenders.

Three more cases against people issued with £10,000 Fixed Penalty Notices in the county for breaching lockdown regulations were halted earlier this month.

The Force initially claimed to have issued 14 tickets for illegal mass gatherings following the introduction of legislation by home secretary Priti Patel last August with Supt Natalee Wignall saying the fines sent out a “very strong message to anyone thinking of holding such events.”

Only six of those were processed, however, according to data issued by the National Police Chiefs’ Council — and just two resulted in successful prosecutions with magistrates issuing fines of £660 and £120.

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What Climate Neutrality Will Cost Germany

Germany wants to be climate neutral by 2045. Restructuring its economy will cost trillions. But not investing the money would cost even more.

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“We Are Vaccinated Enough” — Croatian President Blasts COVID Hysteria, Media Fear Campaign

Croatians have been “vaccinated enough” and should be allowed to accept the risks of becoming infected with COVID on their own terms, according to President Zoran Milanovic.

President Milanovic broke with the majority of his contemporaries in expressing frustration over medical authoritarianism and COVID hysteria pushed by the mainstream media and globalists.

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Outrage as Hindu Family Tortured in Pakistan for Fetching Drinking Water From Mosque

The victims said the police did not register a case as the attackers were related to a local parliamentarian who belonged to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.

Rajesh Jaipal | Islamabad | HENB | Sept 21, 2021:: A Hindu family was allegedly held hostage and brutally tortured for “violating the sanctity” of a mosque when they tried to fetch drinking water from the place of worship in Pakistan’s Punjab province, a media report said on Monday.

According to the report in Dawn newspaper, Alam Ram Bheel, a resident of Punjab’s Rahimyar Khan city, was picking raw cotton with his family members in a field. When the family went outside a nearby mosque to fetch drinking water from a tap, some local landlords beat them up.

As the family was returning home after unloading the cotton, the landlords held them hostage at their dera (outhouse) and tortured them again for “violating the sanctity” of the mosque, the report said.

The police did not register a case as the attackers were related to a local parliamentarian of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, the report said citing Bheel.

Protesting the police apathy, Bheel held a sit-in outside the police station along with other members of the community.

A case was registered on Friday after the intervention of PTI lawmaker Javed Warriach, the report said…

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CCP Defector Says China Deliberately Spread COVID at Military Event in 2019

CCP defector Wei Jingsheng says the Communist Chinese deliberately spread COVID-19 at an international military tournament in Wuhan in October 2019, two months before they notified the WHO about the first case of the virus.

According to Jingsheng, some of the 9,000 athletes who had gathered for the event came down with a mystery illness after the CPP deliberately sought to create a superspreader event.

“I thought the Chinese Government would take this opportunity to spread the virus during the Military Games, as many foreigners would show up there,” Jingsheng told The Mail Australia.

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French Study Warns of the Massive Scale of Chinese Influence Around the World

In a vast and detailed report, the Strategic Research Institute of France’s renowned Military College (Irsem) describes how “Machiavellic” China has built a tentacular network to exert its influence worldwide. The 650-page report, entitled “Chinese influence operations — a Machiavelli moment” digs through the layers of secret and not-so-secret institutions, actions and designs used by Beijing to manipulate western opinion.

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Report: Wuhan Lab Requested Funding From DARPA to Make Chimeric Viruses, Genetically Alter Coronaviruses to Make Them More Infectious to Humans

A bombshell report has concluded that scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and their affiliated partners attempted to secure $14 million in funding from the Pentagon’s scientific arm DARPA to genetically alter viruses, including bat coronaviruses, and make them more infectious to humans, just eighteen months prior to the subsequent outbreak and pandemic.

The London Telegraph reports the findings revealed by Drastic, a web-based investigations team set up by scientists from across the world to look into the origins of Covid-19.

The documents they obtained, confirmed as genuine by former US government officials, show that DARPA turned down the request, saying the plans for yet more gain of function research were TOO DANGEROUS to the human population.

The Telegraph notes that the documents reveal the Wuhan scientists “submitted plans to release skin-penetrating nanoparticles containing ‘novel chimeric spike proteins’ of bat coronaviruses into cave bats in Yunnan, China.”

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Australian Consumer Group Calls for Government Action on Social Media Users Who Give Paid Health Advice Without Qualifications

A new report by a consumer advocacy group is calling on the Australian government to introduce tighter rules for influencers. The group claims that influencers are profiting off “misinformation” and “shoddy advice” shared with hundreds of thousands of social media followers.

[Comment: Actually, it can be to one’s detriment following the mainstream media’s advice on legal, economic, and scientific matters. Take for example, Elizabeth Holmes. A few years ago, she was on the cover of magazines as some great businesswoman with a remarkable technology to offer. Her company was publicly traded. Today, her company is worthless and she is on trial for fraud.]

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Australian Media Condemns Police Over Blackout on Protest Coverage

The police in the Australian state of Victoria banned media organizations from taking aerial footage of the massive ongoing protests against vaccination passport mandates, in a major blow to the freedom of the press.

News organizations would have to apply to be able to fly and publish helicopter footage, and will not be allowed to broadcast live.

On Wednesday, Victoria police banned aircraft from flying in the inner city at heights above 2500 feet without approval. The restriction meant news organizations could not use helicopters to capture footage of the ongoing protests. Police claimed protesters were using the live aerial footage to learn the location of officers.

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COVID-19: Australian Riot Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Melbourne

Australian riot police fired rubber bullets to dispel a crowd of people demonstrating against Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown.

More than 200 people were arrested after projectiles thrown by demonstrators injured two officers on Wednesday.

Police were pelted with golf balls, batteries, and bottles during what was the third consecutive day of demonstrations against the COVID restrictions.

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Orange Vests March for Third Day in Melbourne, Police Crack Skulls

Orange vest construction workers marched for a third day in Melbourne, Australia against mandatory vaccination rules, with one video showing a protester profusely bleeding after police cracked his skull.

After authorities shut down the construction industry in Melbourne for two weeks in an effort to force workers to get vaccinated, anger only escalated, with the orange vests seen engaged in numerous clashes with police.

The demonstrations continued for a third day, with numerous clips illustrating how irate the mandatory vaccine rule has made the workers as well as the brutality of the police response.

“My skull is cracked,” said one man who said his name was Kyle Mitchell as he lay bleeding on the ground.

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Police Fire Rubber Bullets to Clear Demonstration at Melbourne’s War Memorial After Protesters Threw Rocks and Refused to Leave — as Third Day of Rallies by Construction Workers and Anti-Vaxxers Again Turns Violent

Police have fired rubber bullets at anti-vaccination protesters who set up camp atop Melbourne’s war memorial in the hopes police wouldn’t fire on them out of respect for fallen Anzacs.

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Solemn Moment Man Wearing War Medals Tells Protesters to ‘Respect’ Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance — as They Clambered Over it to Stage a Rally Before Another Violent Clash With Police

A man wearing medals attempted to reason with Melbourne’s violent thugs asking them to leave the Shrine of Remembrance before they trashed and defiled the war memorial.

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Stand-Off at Shrine Ends in Cloud of Tear Gas and Hail of Police Rounds

Melbourne endured a third day of anti-vaccine anarchy on Wednesday as protesters chanted “freedom” on the steps of one of the city’s most sacred landmarks, the Shrine of Remembrance, only to be blasted off late in the afternoon by police firing non-lethal rounds.

The Shrine, which was built in 1934 and commemorates those who served and died in Australia’s wars, was left with its lawns littered with rubbish, including a full can of chickpeas, tear gas canisters and leftover “bean” rounds. One decorated veteran stood by with his head in his hands.

The hours-long stand-off between police and several hundred protesters came at the end of another meandering march through the city. Once the demonstrators had occupied the steps of the Shrine and were sitting around the eternal flame, they chanted a mix of anti-vaccine slogans and invective at Premier Daniel Andrews, as well as singing the national anthem and holding a minute’s silence for people who had died by suicide during the pandemic. At one stage they took a knee in front of police officers…

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Nigeria: Two Churches Attacked in Kogi State, One Worshipper Killed

09/22/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) —According to the Nigerian Tribune, gunmen invaded a church Kabba, Kogi State on Sunday, killing one person, injuring three and abducting two.

Last month, gunmen also attacked a church in Osara, Kogi state, and abducted three people, reported the news source. They were released five days later.

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Jamaica: Protestors Cry Foul After Arrest of UIC President, Others

KINGSTON, Jamaica — President of the United Independent Congress (UIC), Joseph Patterson was among several persons arrested during a public march organised by the political party in downtown Kingston on Wednesday.

After Patterson’s arrest, scores of disgruntled protestors marched toward the Kingston Central Police Division Headquarters demanding that he be released.

Amid shouts of “Freedom!” and “Free Patterson!” the protestors, which included members from the UIC party and the Rastafarian and Christian communities, alleged that the arrests were unlawful and a violation of their rights as citizens.

“I think it was unjust. I think all of this was to be expected, and now we see how far and deep the corruption and injustice goes,” one UIC member, Aretha Williams told OBSERVER ONLINE.

The protestors took to the streets for the planned march on to Gordon House despite the police warning that the activity would be in breach of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA). They were demonstrating against mandatory COVID-19 vaccines — despite no such mandates being given by the Jamaican government — and demanding the resignation of all 63 members of parliament.

“We are not saying no to a vaccine, we are saying no the direction of making it mandatory. We have come in our numbers to not so much speak out against the vaccine, because we all have gotten vaccines as children,” Williams said.

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Jamaica: 25 Arrested at Illegal Parties in Linstead

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — In a major push-back against illegal parties, the Linstead police have locked down two such events and arrested 25 people allegedly held at the venues.

OBSERVER ONLINE has confirmed that 15 of the people were held at a party last Saturday in the Orangefield area, and another 10 apprehended on Monday evening — also at Orangefield.

The accused are to appear in court to answer to allegations that they breached the Disaster Risk Management Act.

The Government has banned parties and other such events across the island as part of its fight against the novel coronavirus.

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Afghan Refugees at Fort McCoy Face Federal Charges for Alleged Sex Acts With Minor and Spousal Abuse

Two evacuees from Afghanistan will face federal charges for crimes allegedly committed at Fort McCoy.

Bahrullah Noori, 20, is charged with attempting to engage in a sexual act with a minor through the use of force. The victim was not yet 16 years old, according to an indictment.

Mohammad Haroon Imaad, 32, is charged with assaulting his spouse by strangling and suffocating her. The indictment alleges that the assault occurred on September 7, 2021.

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Finland Burglaries Drop Over 40 Percent Amid COVID Border Closures

The number of burglaries at Finnish cottages has fallen by over 40 percent since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as many remote workers spent more time in the countryside.

In some regions of the country, the drop reached 60 percent.

“There are definitely many reasons. One of the biggest factors is that people have been telecommuting from their cottages for the last year and a half. As a result, they spend more time in residence,” Detective Inspector Jarmo Katila of the Southwest Finland Police Department told national broadcaster Yle.

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French Network Smuggling Moroccan Migrants to Europe Dismantled

Between September 2020 and June 2021, eight people were indicted in France based on suspicion of participating in an illegal network bringing Moroccan migrants into the Schengen area and, in particular, France, for at least three years.

As French news network CNEWS reported, migrants wishing to come to France could buy false documents as well as real residence permits via individuals working in the prefecture in Seine-et-Marne.

The network had woven its web in the heart of the Schengen area, allowing migrants to choose their destination country — Germany, Italy, or France in particular — almost “à la carte.”

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Hungary Thwarts Over 500 Illegal Border Crossers in One Day

More than 500 illegal border crossers were recently intercepted in a single day by Hungarian authorities.

The Hungarian government released stunning footage of organized migrant mobs storming border barriers just hours before hundreds of aliens tried to penetrate various points along the country’s frontier.

In a series of clips shot both at night and in broad daylight, migrants can be seen assailing a multi-layered fence system erected along Hungary’s border, with some groups using ladders to cross over extensive barbed wire barriers.

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Survey: Majority of Poles Opposed to Accepting Illegal Migrants From Belarus

The overwhelming majority of Poles do not want to permit entry to their country to the illegal migrants stranded on the Polish-Belarusian border, according to the latest Pollster survey

Since Sept. 2, the Polish government has issued a state of emergency on Poland’s border with Belarus due to a flood of illegal migrants, many of whom are currently stranded on the border. The migrants were transported to the border by Belarusian services, which the Polish government says is a form of “hybrid warfare” being conducted against the Polish state.

The Polish tabloid Super Express recently published the results of a survey conducted by Pollster, in which Poles were asked whether the migrants on the border should be permitted to enter the country.

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Texas Law Enforcement Creates ‘Steel Barrier’ of Vehicles at Southern Border to Block Migrants

The crisis at the southern border shows no signs of letting up, prompting law enforcement to come up with creative solutions. At a Tuesday press conference, Texas Governor Greg Abbott discussed the crisis, which has boiled over in the town of Del Rio.

“One day,” Gov. Abbott began, “countless people were coming across the border, then the very same day the Texas Department of Public Safety put up all these DPS vehicles, and suddenly, in an instant, people stopped crossing the border in this location.” The vehicles, he continued, go on for miles, and have essentially created a “steel barrier” through which migrants could not cross.

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The UK Wanted to Push Migrants Back, Compelling France to Cooperate

In recent weeks, the number of people trying to get on boats from France to the United Kingdom has reached record levels. However, according to ITV station, the British Coast Guard managed to reduce this number in the days following a diplomatic dispute between London and Paris.

According to the Daily Mail, France’s willingness to work together with the UK to stop migrants is behind the improvement. It allegedly increased after British Home Secretary Priti Patel wanted to stop contributions to the anti-smuggling program. Before that, she threatened Paris that the British Coast Guard would detain boats with migrants and turn them back to the French shores.

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UK: September Set to be New Record Month for Migrant Landings With 3,413 Having Already Made Dangerous Channel Dash, Home Office Data Reveals

September is set to be the new record month for migrant crossings, with 3,413 making the journey so far, Home Office data has revealed.

The record is currently 3,509, set in July, but observers in Dover believe that number might have been surpassed today.

Around 80 have arrived so far today in Dover Marina, Kent with a Border Force catamaran Hurricane docking around 9.30am with about 50 people on board.

[Comment: Article dated September 22, 2021.]

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EU Parliament: Same-Sex Marriage Should be Recognized Across EU

During a time of rapidly rising inflation, skyrocketing energy costs, and growing inequality in the European Union, the European Parliament is making identity politics once again its top priority.

The member states of the European Union must adopt a joint procedure for the recognition of same-sex couples and create conditions in which sexual minorities do not face discrimination, MEPs agreed in a September resolution on the rights of the LGBTIQ community.

“The EU must adopt a common approach to the recognition of same-sex marriages and partnerships; calling on the member states to specifically introduce the relevant legislation,” says a non-binding mid-September call approved by 387 out of 671 MEPs.

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Pennsylvania University Tells Students ‘Action Could be Taken’ if They Use Wrong Pronouns

A university in Pennsylvania told students that “action could be taken” against them if they do not respect their classmates’ preferred pronouns.

Point Park University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion notified incoming students of its “Misgendering, Pronoun Misuse, and Deadnaming Policy” in an email first obtained by Campus Reform.

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Texas Lawmakers Receive Credible Threat of Violence Tied to Vote for New Abortion Law

AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday confirmed that a credible threat had been made toward members of the Texas Legislature saying it does “not discuss details of ongoing threats and investigations.”

Rep. Mayes Middleton’s office confirmed that DPS had reached out to the Wallisville Republican on Tuesday.

In an email to lawmakers Tuesday, Kevin Cooper, the Department of Public Safety’s chief of government relations, said the agency had received “a CREDIBLE THREAT TO YOUR SAFETY from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a majority of you in the Texas Legislature.”

Middleton’s legislative director, Andrew Herrell, said the threat had been made against every member of the Legislature who voted for the Texas Heartbeat Act, Senate Bill 8. The legislation, which went into effect on Sept. 1, outlaws abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy in Texas.

[Comment: Never forget, the Left has used violence against those they disagree with.]

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Why You Might Have to Eat the Bugs

World Economic Forum technocrats are promoting a carbon credit card that declines transactions if you go over your carbon footprint ration limit.

Eaten too much red meat this month?

It’s mealworms tonight for dinner.

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2 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/22/2021

  1. Melb is a leftwing town of scumsucking prgressives. [Copulate with] em.

    The CFMEU is the most hated union in the country – [Copulate with] em.

    Lets get real. Until the powers at be have their families in jeopardy they wont flinch.

    The individual is finished. If you don’t understand that, you are just a pretender trying to be that person you saw in a movie or a video. They aren’t themselves. They are that person they saw in the movie or video. Great masses of them. pushing pushing pushing.

    Courtesy of Miki Dora surfer – California circa 1965

  2. In Nizhnevartovsk, a man beat a doctor for examining his Muslim wife

    An unpleasant incident ended with another patient’s appointment with a dermatologist in Nizhnevartovsk. Her husband beat the doctor.

    A woman in a hijab came to see a dermatologist. The doctor proceeded to his usual actions – examined the hands, legs and abdomen of the patient. Fifteen minutes later, a man burst into the doctor’s office. He almost immediately started beating the doctor.

    The patient’s husband broke the doctor’s nose, the doctor had to call an ambulance. The police arrived at the scene.

    The doctor himself was shocked by what happened. According to him, he had previously had to examine women in hijabs, but this was the first time he encountered such a reaction from her husband. Now the law enforcement agencies will decide the issue of bringing the man who attacked the doctor to responsibility, established by the laws of the Russian Federation.

    https://www.mk.ru/incident/2021/09/23/mash-v-nizhnevartovske-muzhchina-izbil-vracha-za-osmotr-ego-zheny.html

    video
    https://pikabu.ru/story/v_nizhnevartovske_muzhchina_izbil_vracha_posle_osmotra_ego_pokryitoy_zhenyi_8494995

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