Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/28/2021

About 100 people were evacuated from a block of flats in the Swedish city of Gothenburg after an explosion caused a fire in the building early this morning, sending sixteen people to the hospital. Police suspect that the blast was triggered deliberately. There are reports that one of the residents of the block was a police officer who had recently testified in a major gang trial.

In other news, a rusty cargo vessel offloaded 686 migrants after docking in Italy. Some of the new arrivals were reportedly infected with scabies.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Dean, LP, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Hungary Jobless Rate at 4.0% in August
 
USA
» “Damn You to Hell, You Will Not Destroy America” — Read the ‘Spartacus COVID Letter’ That’s Gone Viral
» “It’s a F**king Kid”: Johnson & Johnson Official Says Children Shouldn’t Get Vax Due to ‘Unknown Repercussions’
» 8 Climate Protesters Arrested After Chaining Themselves to Boat Outside Gov. Charlie Baker’s Swampscott Home
» American Booksellers Association Roasted for Posting ‘Antiracism’ Message That Includes Racism Toward White Women
» Coronavirus Update NYC: New Vaccination Deadline Set for NYC School Staff Amid Protests
» FBI: Violent Crime Rate Increased 5.2% in 2020, The First Increase in Four Years
» Hochul’s New Religion: God Gave Us the Vaccines, And He Wants Us to be Vaccinated
» Marine Who Publicly Criticized Biden’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan Put in the Brig
» Most Americans No Longer Trust Biden’s COVID Info, New Poll Finds
» National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Revealed by Durham Probe to Have Promoted Alfa Bank Story
» North Carolina Hospital System Fires 175 Employees for Refuting Vaccine Mandate
» Protesters Gather Outside Some Knox County Schools Over Mask Mandate
» Ron DeSantis Orders Investigation of Facebook’s Censorship Protection of Certain Elites
» Small Group of Anti-Vaccine Protesters Claims ‘Mercy Fires Heroes’
» Tacoma Woman Admits Torching Seattle Police Cars in Protest
» Video: Psaki Says Biden Ignores Reporters Because They Ask Things He Doesn’t Want to Talk About
» Virginia Parents Say School Board Gag Rule Stifles Criticism
» Wisconsin Assembly Passes Critical Race Theory Ban
 
Canada
» Alberta Bans Anti-Vaccination Protests, All Other Demonstrations Outside Health-Care Facilities
» Quebec Premier Legault Bans Protesting Outside Hospitals
» Sault Resident Charged With Organizing Illegal Gathering, Faces $10k Fine if Convicted
» Trudeau’s ‘Censorship Czar’ Adamant About ‘Policing News, Internet’ For Canadians: Poll
 
Europe and the EU
» AP News Goes Inside Facebook’s Crackdown in Germany Before Election
» British Government Trying to Bypass Parliament to Implement Vaccine Passports
» Czech PM Candidates Clash in Pre-Election Debate Over Pandemic Response and Czexit
» Gothenburg Blast: Swedish Police Probe Explosion at Flats That Injured 16
» Huge Sweden Apartment Blast Likely Caused by Explosive Device, Say Authorities
» Hungary: Man Who Spread Terrorist Propaganda Arrested
» Italian Truckers Blocking Highways in Protest Against COVID Passports — Bikers and Farmers to Join in
» Man Claiming to be Former ISIS Fighter Arrested for Threatening French Police
» Mass Celebrations Erupt in Norway as COVID Restrictions End
» Most Germans Won’t Miss Merkel: Poll
» Poland Steadily Catches Up to Wealthiest European Economies: Report
» Political Party of COVID Vaccine Sceptics Wins Parliament Seats in Austria
» UK: Grandmother, 58, Who Staged One-Woman Eco-Protest as Part of Extinction Rebellion Stunt is Let Off by Judge… Because She Was Upholding Her Human Rights of Expression
» UK: London Police to Rollout “Retrospective Facial Recognition, “ Scanning Old Footage With New Invasive Face Recognition Tech
 
Middle East
» Erdogan’s Ottoman Dreams and the Shadow of Lepanto
 
South Asia
» About 100 Americans Still Trying to Leave Afghanistan, Official Says
» Facebook Says Singapore’s Plan to Tackle Foreign Interference is Worded “Broadly” And Could Cause Censorship
» Top Generals Accuse Biden of Lying About Afghanistan Pullout in Sworn Testimony
 
Far East
» Scalp: Lancet Scrubs Entire COVID Origins Investigation Team After National Pulse Exposés
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Police Commissioner Refuses to Enforce Vaccine Passport Mandate
» Cities Across Australia Are Bracing for More Protests Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
» Coronavirus: 567 New Cases: Major Restrictions to Remain in Victoria Even After 80pc Jab Target is Hit
» Fines Issued After Melbourne Truck Drivers Block Freeway in Protest Action
» Victoria Teachers Plan Protests Against Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate on Friday
 
Latin America
» Oversight Board Overturns Facebook Censorship of Criticism of Colombian President
 
Immigration
» DeSantis Sues Biden to Force Migrants to be Detained, Names Public Safety Czar
» EU Asylum Application Rate Increases
» France to Reduce Visas for North Africans in Migration Spat
» NYT Corrects False Claim That Border Patrol ‘Whipped’ Haitian Migrants; Agents May Still Face Discipline From Biden Admin
» Poland Records 9,400 Illegal Migration Attempts in 8 Weeks, 1,200 Detained by Authorities
» Polish Gov’t to Ask President to Extend State of Emergency
» Polish Defense Minister: We Discovered Illegal Migrants With Child Porn, Graphic ISIS Images on Confiscated Phones
» Rusted Cargo Ship Brings 686 Migrants to Italy, Some Infected With Scabies
» Switzerland: Migrants Die in Multiple Fights Between Rival Groups
» Twitter Censors Daily Signal Video About Border Patrol on Horseback
» Video: Psaki Says it Doesn’t Matter That Border Patrol Didn’t Really ‘Whip’ Migrants, Actions Are Still Unacceptable
 
Culture Wars
» The Work of the Devil
» UK Left Collapses Into Infighting Over Whether Women Have Cervixes
 

Hungary Jobless Rate at 4.0% in August

Hungary’s jobless rate reached 4.0 percent in August, edging up 0.1 percentage point from the previous month and 0.2 percentage point from twelve months earlier, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Tuesday show.

The rate covers unemployment among people between the ages of 15 and 74.

In absolute terms, there were 194,100 unemployed, up by 4,900 from the previous month, and by 8,700 more than a year earlier.

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

“Damn You to Hell, You Will Not Destroy America” — Read the ‘Spartacus COVID Letter’ That’s Gone Viral

This is an anonymously posted document by someone who calls themselves Spartacus. Because it’s anonymous, I can’t contact them to ask for permission to publish. So I hesitated for a while, but it’s simply the best document I’ve seen on Covid, vaccines, etc. Whoever Spartacus is, they have a very elaborate knowledge in “the field”. If you want to know a lot more about the no. 1 issue in the world today, read it. And don’t worry if you don’t understand every single word, neither do I. But I learned a lot.

The original PDF doc is here: Covid19 — The Spartacus Letter

Hello,

My name is Spartacus, and I’ve had enough.

We have been forced to watch America and the Free World spin into inexorable decline due to a biowarfare attack. We, along with countless others, have been victimized and gaslit by propaganda and psychological warfare operations being conducted by an unelected, unaccountable Elite against the American people and our allies.

Our mental and physical health have suffered immensely over the course of the past year and a half. We have felt the sting of isolation, lockdown, masking, quarantines, and other completely nonsensical acts of healthcare theater that have done absolutely nothing to protect the health or wellbeing of the public from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, we are watching the medical establishment inject literal poison into millions of our fellow Americans without so much as a fight.

We have been told that we will be fired and denied our livelihoods if we refuse to vaccinate. This was the last straw.

We have spent thousands of hours analyzing leaked footage from Wuhan, scientific papers from primary sources, as well as the paper trails left by the medical establishment.

What we have discovered would shock anyone to their core.

First, we will summarize our findings, and then, we will explain them in detail. References will be placed at the end.

Summary:

  • COVID-19 is a blood and blood vessel disease. SARS-CoV-2 infects the lining of human blood vessels, causing them to leak into the lungs.
  • Current treatment protocols (e.g. invasive ventilation) are actively harmful to patients, accelerating oxidative stress and causing severe VILI (ventilator-induced lung injuries). The continued use of ventilators in the absence of any proven medical benefit constitutes mass murder.
  • Existing countermeasures are inadequate to slow the spread of what is an aerosolized and potentially wastewater-borne virus, and constitute a form of medical theater.
  • Various non-vaccine interventions have been suppressed by both the media and the medical establishment in favor of vaccines and expensive patented drugs.
  • The authorities have denied the usefulness of natural immunity against COVID-19, despite the fact that natural immunity confers protection against all of the virus’s proteins, and not just one.
  • Vaccines will do more harm than good. The antigen that these vaccines are based on, SARS-CoV— 2 Spike, is a toxic protein. SARS-CoV-2 may have ADE, or antibody-dependent enhancement; current antibodies may not neutralize future strains, but instead help them infect immune cells. Also, vaccinating during a pandemic with a leaky vaccine removes the evolutionary pressure for a virus to become less lethal.
  • There is a vast and appalling criminal conspiracy that directly links both Anthony Fauci and Moderna to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
  • COVID-19 vaccine researchers are directly linked to scientists involved in brain-computer interface (“neural lace”) tech, one of whom was indicted for taking grant money from China.
  • Independent researchers have discovered mysterious nanoparticles inside the vaccines that are not supposed to be present.
  • The entire pandemic is being used as an excuse for a vast political and economic transformation of Western society that will enrich the already rich and turn the rest of us into serfs and untouchables.

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

“It’s a F**king Kid”: Johnson & Johnson Official Says Children Shouldn’t Get Vax Due to ‘Unknown Repercussions’

Project Veritas is out with the third installment of their series on vaccine insiders — this time covertly recording two Johnson & Johnson officials saying that children don’t shouldn’t take the Covid-19 jab.

“Kids shouldn’t get a ing [COVID] vaccine,” said regional business lead, Brandon Schatt.

“It’s a kid, you just don’t do that, you know? Not something that’s so unknown in terms of repercussions down the road, you know?”

Schadt also implied that the huge push to vaccinate children is about money, not public safety.

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

8 Climate Protesters Arrested After Chaining Themselves to Boat Outside Gov. Charlie Baker’s Swampscott Home

SWAMPSCOTT (CBS) — A group of climate protesters were arrested Tuesday morning after chaining themselves to a boat outside of Governor Charlie Baker’s house in Swampscott.

Seven people who were chained to the boat and an eighth who was on top of it were all arrested.

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

American Booksellers Association Roasted for Posting ‘Antiracism’ Message That Includes Racism Toward White Women

On Tuesday, the American Booksellers Association announced that it will be holding a virtual workshop focusing on “antiracism” and white women.

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

Coronavirus Update NYC: New Vaccination Deadline Set for NYC School Staff Amid Protests

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City public school teachers and staff are facing a new deadline to be fully vaccinated: Friday at 5 p.m.

The new order comes after a court dismissed a temporary hold on the city’s vaccine mandate on Monday.

This represents a resounding victory for the city and its vaccine mandate.

A federal appeals court not only ruled in favor of the city, the panel of three judges didn’t even bother to hold a court hearing.

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

FBI: Violent Crime Rate Increased 5.2% in 2020, The First Increase in Four Years

From the FBI . . .

For the first time in four years, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased when compared with the previous year’s statistics, according to FBI figures released today. In 2020, violent crime was up 5.6 percent from the 2019 number. Property crimes dropped 7.8 percent, marking the 18th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offenses declined.

The 2020 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 387.8 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the estimated rate of property crime was 1,958.2 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. The violent crime rate rose 5.2 percent when compared with the 2019 rate; the property crime rate declined 8.1 percent.

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

Hochul’s New Religion: God Gave Us the Vaccines, And He Wants Us to be Vaccinated

New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D-Planned Parenthood) is ostensibly a Catholic. When she was sworn in as governor in August, the Leftist Catholic America Magazine noted that she thanked her “big Irish Catholic” family, but her real religion was suggested in the next sentence of the America Magreport: “Her immediate family sat in the front row, wearing masks and spaced slightly apart.” Of course they did. For the secular, pro-abortion Left, the political agenda of the day is much more than just an array of policy imperatives and goals: it’s a holy faith, to be believed fervently and spread among the unenlightened masses. Hochul provided the latest example of this Sunday in a speech at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, where she preached her new gospel of faith and redemption coming at the point of a needle: the unvaccinated, she said, “aren’t listening to God and what God wants.”

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

Marine Who Publicly Criticized Biden’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan Put in the Brig

Marine Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller was arrested on Monday and sent to the brig after initially being placed on leave for publicly criticizing military leadership over the United States’ disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan that left 13 service members dead and 15 critically wounded.

According to a spokesperson for Training and Education Command, Scheller is “currently in pre-trial confinement,” Fox News reports.

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

Most Americans No Longer Trust Biden’s COVID Info, New Poll Finds

Americans’ trust in President Biden continues to slide, according to the latest Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index. The poll found that fewer than half of the respondents trust the president regarding accurate information about COVID-19, a 13-percentage decline since his inauguration in January.

Axios/Ipsos found trust in President Biden, the federal government and the mainstream media to deliver accurate information about the virus pandemic slumped in tandem with no end in sight.

Only 45% of respondents said they trust the president to provide accurate information about the virus, down from 58% in January. The result of this poll is exemplified in Biden’s outlandish comment on Monday about pre-pandemic life can only return if 97% of Americans are vaccinated.

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

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Revealed by Durham Probe to Have Promoted Alfa Bank Story

Following Special Counsel John Durham’s indictment of Clinton-connected attorney Michael Sussmann, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan was named in connection with Sussman’s indictment.

Following Special Counsel John Durham’s indictment of Clinton-connected attorney Michael Sussmann, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan was named in connection with Sussman’s indictment.

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

North Carolina Hospital System Fires 175 Employees for Refuting Vaccine Mandate

A North Carolina hospital system announced Monday they fired around 175 employees for not complying with its’ vaccine mandate by the prescribed deadline. The Novant Health system — with 15 hospitals and 800 clinics — instituted its vaccine mandate on July 22.

A couple hundred more joined the 175 initially suspended, but they submitted their exemptions or got their first dose during that five-day grace period. The official deadline for all employees ran out back on September 15.

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

Protesters Gather Outside Some Knox County Schools Over Mask Mandate

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Knox County students returned to class on Tuesday with a mask mandate in effect.

Parents and students gathered outside some Knox County Schools on Tuesday morning to protest the new federally-ordered mask mandate.

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

Ron DeSantis Orders Investigation of Facebook’s Censorship Protection of Certain Elites

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is continuing with attempts to hold Big Tech’s feet to the fire, this time by asking for an investigation into one of Facebook’s shadowy practices that has recently come to light — giving preferential treatment to high-profile users.

The governor suspects that if the policy in question exists, it amounts to election interference carried out with impunity — if it turns out that some candidates have been favored over others, and given privileged status.

The Wall Street Journal recently reported, citing internal Facebook documents that looked into the giant’s XCheck (“cross check”) program, that the social media site with some three billion users has a two-tier system of enforcing its own rules. It is allowing about 6 million of them — politicians, athletes, and various celebrities — to get away with behavior that would otherwise result in censorship and deleted accounts.

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

Small Group of Anti-Vaccine Protesters Claims ‘Mercy Fires Heroes’

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A large sign grabbed the attention of drivers along a busy stretch of Interstate 270 in west St. Louis County.

COVID-19 vaccine protesters waved to drivers from the Manchester Road overpass during the Tuesday morning rush as they stood next to a sign with big, black letters that read “Mercy fires heroes.” Fewer than 10 protesters were there when 5 On Your Side spotted them around 8:30 a.m.

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

Tacoma Woman Admits Torching Seattle Police Cars in Protest

SEATTLE — A Tacoma woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to torching five Seattle police vehicles during racial justice protests and rioting that followed the killing of George Floyd last year.

Margaret Aislinn Channon, 26, was arrested nearly two weeks after she was caught on videos using fire and aerosol cans to spark flames in the police vehicles in downtown Seattle on May 30, 2020.

As part of a plea agreement, she acknowledged she also smashed a window at a Verizon store and an electronic cash register at a sandwich shop, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release.

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

Video: Psaki Says Biden Ignores Reporters Because They Ask Things He Doesn’t Want to Talk About

The saga concerning Joe Biden ignoring reporters and the press being shooed away from him at every opportunity by handlers continued Monday as White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that Biden doesn’t answer questions because they concern things he doesn’t want to talk about.

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

Virginia Parents Say School Board Gag Rule Stifles Criticism

Parents are criticizing Virginia’s Prince William County School Board over a rule limiting public comment, a move community members say is an attempt to stifle debate around hot-button issues.

The school board approved changes to its “Citizen Participation” rule during a tumultuous Sept. 15 meeting. The updated rule limits time for public comment to one hour and prohibits attendees from bringing posters or signs into meetings without prior approval from the board.

The rule comes as Prince William County parents and teachers debate COVID-19 policies and “woke” curricula. The changes demonstrate the board’s apathy toward concerned parents and taxpayers, several attendees and concerned community members told the Washington Free Beacon.

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

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Critical Race Theory Ban

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin public schools would be prohibited from teaching students and training employees about concepts such as systemic racism and implicit bias under a Republican billthe state Assembly passed Tuesday on a party line vote.

The measure would also have to pass the state Senate before it would head to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who almost certainly would veto it. The bill has no Democratic co-sponsors, but they don’t have the votes to stop it in the Legislature.

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

Alberta Bans Anti-Vaccination Protests, All Other Demonstrations Outside Health-Care Facilities

Anti-vaccination protests and all other demonstrations outside hospitals will be banned in a move to make Alberta health-care facilities safer for staff, patients and families, Premier Jason Kenney said Tuesday.

But no new restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were announced, despite recent calls from medical professionals to enact “fire-breaker” measures to protect the struggling health-care system.

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

Quebec Premier Legault Bans Protesting Outside Hospitals

The Premier of Quebec, Mr. Francois Legault, has just adopted Bill 105 concerning the prohibition of any event “related” to the pandemic within 50 metres of schools, daycares, and health establishments and social services, including testing and vaccination clinics. Violators will face a fine of $1,000 to $6,000.

Also, intimidation and threats against citizens who wish to have access to a test for COVID-19 in these same places would also be liable to a fine of $2,000 to $12,000. In addition, all persons promoting or creating any such demonstration will be prohibited and liable to a fine, and the courts will be able to issue an injunction as soon as a demonstration is announced.

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

Sault Resident Charged With Organizing Illegal Gathering, Faces $10k Fine if Convicted

SUDBURY — Police in Sault Ste. Marie have charged a resident with organizing an illegal gathering earlier this year.

The gathering took place May 22, Sault police said, and the charges were laid Sept. 22.

“The investigation identified one person from Sault Ste. Marie … as having organized an illegal gathering in the area of Hughes Street,” police said in a news release Monday.

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

Trudeau’s ‘Censorship Czar’ Adamant About ‘Policing News, Internet’ For Canadians: Poll

Most Canadians consider online information reliable and are confident they can tell when it’s not, said internal polling by the Heritage Department. Yet, Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault proposed “concrete action” to police news and information on the internet.

“A majority, 80 percent, believe the online content they consume is factual and truthful,” said a pollsters’ report Diversity Of Content Online: Public Perceptions And Awareness In Canada And Abroad, reported Blacklock’s.

“Two-thirds of Canadians, 66 percent, feel confident in their ability to tell if online content is fair and balanced.”

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

AP News Goes Inside Facebook’s Crackdown in Germany Before Election

A recent report by AP News outlines Facebook’s massive crackdown ahead of the German federal elections to prevent the spread of what the Masters of the Universe consider misinformation related to the coronavirus. One analysis found that many users banned for attempting to rebut posts labeled as “misinformation.”

AP News reports that ahead of Germany’s federal elections, Facebook took a huge step to crack down on what it considers misinformation on the platform, removing accounts spreading falsehoods related to the coronavirus and any that might encourage violent protests related to lockdown restrictions.

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

British Government Trying to Bypass Parliament to Implement Vaccine Passports

The British government has been accused of trying to bypass Parliament in an effort to implement vaccine passports via the backdoor, with the scheme under review AGAIN despite assurances it wasn’t being considered.

As we highlighted earlier this month, just a day after health secretary Sajid Javid asserted that the system had been scrapped, the government announced that vaccine passports would form an ‘integral’ part of its winter response to COVID if cases and hospitalizations rose.

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

Czech PM Candidates Clash in Pre-Election Debate Over Pandemic Response and Czexit

Representatives of eight parties running for the Chamber of Deputies met on Sunday evening in a pre-election debate on CNN Prima News, however, the leader of the coalition of Pirates and the Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement, Ivan Bartos, was missing and replaced by the head of STAN, Vit Rakusan.

The heated debate saw the candidates clash over the country’s pandemic response and the state of emergency, while the topic of remaining in the European Union was also addressed.

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

Gothenburg Blast: Swedish Police Probe Explosion at Flats That Injured 16

Swedish police are investigating whether criminal activity was behind an explosion at an apartment block that seriously injured four people.

Around 100 residents were evacuated and 16 taken to hospital after the blast caused a fire that tore through the building in Gothenburg city in Sweden.

Police have said they suspect the early morning blast was started deliberately.

“It’s obvious that a crime cannot be excluded,” Interior Minister Mikael Damberg told a news conference.

Unconfirmed reports in Swedish media say one of the residents of the apartment block is a police officer who had recently testified in a major gang trial.

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, speaking alongside Mr Damberg, said he did not want to “speculate” about the blast, but added: “Everyone should know that society is always stronger than crime.”

Sweden has seen a surge in gang-related crime in recent years, with firearms and explosives used to settle scores…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Huge Sweden Apartment Blast Likely Caused by Explosive Device, Say Authorities

A powerful blast that ripped through an apartment block in Gothenburg was likely caused by an explosive device, raising the prospect of another gang-linked attack in multicultural Sweden.

The explosion tore through the building in the Annedal district in central Gothenburg on Tuesday morning, starting a major fire.

“The explosion rocked through the building just before 5am local time, damaging three stairwells,” reports RT. “Some residents used tied sheets to escape from their homes through windows, as the fire ignited by the blast spread and sent thick plumes of grey smoke in the air.”

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

Hungary: Man Who Spread Terrorist Propaganda Arrested

A Hungarian-born man suspected of posting jihadist content on a German online platform has been arrested, a Budapest court said on Monday.

Hungary’s anti-terrorism centre (TEK) caught the man in cooperation with the German authorities and proceedings have been launched against him for the crime of incitement against a community.

The propaganda material related to the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, according to the German authorities. The man uploaded 18 related files in 2018 and 2019 which were forwarded to Hungary’s TEK.

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

Italian Truckers Blocking Highways in Protest Against COVID Passports — Bikers and Farmers to Join in

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Italian truckers kept their promise. They say they are blocking highways in protest against green passports and Covid vaccine mandates that are not democratically legitimized. Farmers are told to join the protest by blocking local roads.

It began yesterday with truckers, and today bikers, and farmers. So on every day, a new category is to be added until the 1st October date on which everything must be blocked until the abolition of the green passport (Covid passport), they say.

The truckers are calling on the population to stock up on enough food, as supplies are expected to run out soon. In addition, the truckers recommend all Italians stay at home and not go to work.

Critics say, however, that the protest is more social than real. According to them, the demonstrations are turning out to be a flop. A strike born online, between Telegram and Facebook, they say.

ITALY’S COVID VACCINE MANDATE IS ONE OF THE STRICTEST IN THE WORLD

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Man Claiming to be Former ISIS Fighter Arrested for Threatening French Police

A man who claimed to be a former Islamic State fighter was arrested in Perpignan, France, after threatening to attack several police stations with a Kalashnikov rifle.

The suspect had called stations in Lyon, Strasbourg, Lille, Marseille, Bordeaux, Narbonne, and the Paris no-go suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis on September 22nd and 23rd, making similar threats.

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

Mass Celebrations Erupt in Norway as COVID Restrictions End

Authored by Lorenz Duschamps via The Epoch Times

Norwegians took to the streets over the weekend to celebrate an end to the country’s CCP virus restrictions after government-imposed measures limited people’s social interactions for about 18 months.

The Norwegian government announced on Sept. 24 that most of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions would be scrapped beginning on Sept. 25, and that life in the nation of 5.3 million would return to normal.

“It has been 561 days since we introduced the toughest measures in Norway in peacetime,” outgoing Prime Minister Erna Solberg said at a news conference.

“Now the time has come to return to a normal daily life.”

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

Most Germans Won’t Miss Merkel: Poll

Most Germans will not miss Angela Merkel in the role of chancellor, a position she has served in since 2005, according to a poll conducted by the Civey Institute and published by the Augsburger Allgemeine the day before parliamentary elections,

When asked if they would miss Merkel in the chancellery, 38 percent said “certainly not” and 14 percent “rather not”, a total of 52 percent. In contrast, 38 percent of respondents think that the first woman at the head of the German government will be missed, with 14 percent saying “rather” and 24 percent “for sure”. Ten percent of respondents are unsure.

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

Poland Steadily Catches Up to Wealthiest European Economies: Report

Statistics Poland (GUS) has published a special report entitled “Poland on the path to balanced development 2020” to mark the fifth anniversary of Poland signing the 2030 Agenda for balanced development.

According to the report, Poland is among the countries steadily catching up to the wealthiest EU economies.

Since 2010, Polish GDP has increased by a whopping 38 percent; meanwhile, the EU’s GDP grew by only around 15 percent. And there is plenty more room for growth, as Polish GDP per capita remains much lower than the region’s average and is still only 72 percent of the EU’s average. Nevertheless, the difference is much smaller than it was in 2010, when the GDP per capita was 62 percent of the EU average.

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

Political Party of COVID Vaccine Sceptics Wins Parliament Seats in Austria

A newly formed political party, that is against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, has won seats in the regional parliament in Austria.

COVID vaccination is said to be mandatory for sectors of Austria’s population, with job seekers said to risk losing benefits.

The Menschen Freiheit Grundrechte (MFG) or People Freedom Fundamental Rights movement, which was set up in February 2021, is against compulsory coronavirus restrictions and has also questioned the decision on compulsory COVID vaccination.

In the Upper Austrian state elections held on September 26, the party “won over 6 percent of the votes”, giving the MFG three seats on the Upper Austrian state parliament.

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

UK: Grandmother, 58, Who Staged One-Woman Eco-Protest as Part of Extinction Rebellion Stunt is Let Off by Judge… Because She Was Upholding Her Human Rights of Expression

A retired teacher brought chaos to her home town with a one-woman protest — and was then let off by a judge.

Fiona Prior, 58, blocked one of the busiest roads into Carlisle as part of an Extinction Rebellion stunt. The grandmother sat on a stool in the road with a placard and was charged with wilfully blocking the highway. But in a sign that the courts are reluctant to tackle direct action groups, a judge found her not guilty.

At Carlisle Magistrates’ Court this week, District Judge John Temperley said it would not be ‘proportionate’ to convict her as she was upholding her human rights of expression.

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UK: London Police to Rollout “Retrospective Facial Recognition, “ Scanning Old Footage With New Invasive Face Recognition Tech

London’s Metropolitan Police is about to significantly expand its facial recognition capabilities, with the purchase of Retrospective Facial Recognition (RFR) tools before the end of the year. RFR allows the processing of old images from CCTV feeds and other sources like social media.

As noted by Wired, towards the end of August, the office of the Mayor of London approved a proposal from the Met to strengthen its surveillance capabilities.

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Erdogan’s Ottoman Dreams and the Shadow of Lepanto

by Emanuel Pietrobon

It is not important that mainstream political scientists keep underestimating contemporary Turkey and its tough president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: we are facing a great power reborn. The facts prove it. Like the mythical phoenix, this centuries-old imperiality-oriented power managed to obtain new life by arising from its own ashes and is now showing to the entire world what is capable of.

The Turks are more and more present (almost) everywhere, from the Balkans to Mongolia, from the -stans to the Mexican Chiapas, from the Philippines to Europe’s Turkish diaspora — without forgetting Ukraine, the South Caucasus, the Middle East and Africa -, and they only aspire to one thing: to make Istanbul the Sublime Porte again. It’s their destiny to be the Sublime Porte — and to often be at odds with the West (and with Russia) -, that’s why whoever thinks that Erdogan is an accident of history is making a grave mistake.

Several others tried unsuccessfully to turn Turkey into a first-level great power more tied to its own historical identity than to the Western one, but only Erdogan eventually could. He had the vision — a captivating and heterogeneous but well-functioning mixture of pan-Turkic, Turanist and pan-Islamic elements supported by a far-sighted action plan -, the team — the Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is one of the most skilled strategists of our time — and a lot of “luck” — the masses were demanding a return to the origins, as shown by Necmettin Erbakan’s exploit, accordingly Erdogan only seized the opportunity…

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About 100 Americans Still Trying to Leave Afghanistan, Official Says

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The United States is aware of about 100 American citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs) who remain in Afghanistan and are ready to leave the country, a senior State Department official said on Monday.

The State Department was working to get those people on flights out of Afghanistan, said the official, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity.

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Facebook Says Singapore’s Plan to Tackle Foreign Interference is Worded “Broadly” And Could Cause Censorship

Facebook claimed on Tuesday that Singapore’s new law to combat foreign meddling is “worded very broadly” and that it will closely monitor how the government distinguishes between hostile and non-hostile efforts. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s global head of cyber-security policy, emphasized that the tech giant and the Singapore government share the same goal.

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Top Generals Accuse Biden of Lying About Afghanistan Pullout in Sworn Testimony

The commander of the U.S. Central Command, General Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie, and the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, General Scott Miller, told Congress that they had recommended to Joe Biden that the military maintain a presence of at least 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. Biden said in an August 19 interview with George Stephanopoulos that he couldn’t recall anyone recommending that troops remain in Afghanistan after the August 31 deadline.

The testimony was extraordinary because a serving commander has rarely contradicted anything his commander in chief has said.

General McKenzie also recommended to Donald Trump that a force of 4,500 troops stay in Afghanistan.

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Scalp: Lancet Scrubs Entire COVID Origins Investigation Team After National Pulse Exposés

The Lancet medical journal scrubbed its COVID-19 origins investigation team, led by EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak, following several National Pulse expose’s revealing the group’s conflict of interest with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Chinese Communist Party.

The defunct committee — “Origins, Early Spread of the Pandemic, and One Health Solutions to Future Pandemic Threats” — was one of 12 task forces operating as part of the broader Lancet COVID-19 commission. Its termination follows the recusal of Daszak — a “longtime collaborator” of the Wuhan Institute of Virology — from his role as the task force leader.

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Australian Police Commissioner Refuses to Enforce Vaccine Passport Mandate

The Police Commissioner of New South Wales has refused to enforce the state’s vaccine passport mandate, revealing that officers will not be checking people’s vaccination status in restaurants, clubs or bars.

The government is preparing to pass a mandate that will ban all unvaccinated people from gaining entry to numerous venues up until at least December 1st in a repeat of the segregation scheme that has been adopted in numerous western countries.

However, after questions began to swirl about whether businesses would be forced to impose the measures on customers, NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller made it clear that his officers wouldn’t be on patrol.

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Cities Across Australia Are Bracing for More Protests Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Workers in multiple sectors across Australia are planning to strike on October 1 as COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadlines loom.

Organised by National Education United (NEU), the #ReclaimTheLine protest looks to support teachers, police, paramedics, aged care workers, health care workers, firefighters, construction workers, airline staff, miners and truck drivers.

To date, industry workers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Port Macquarie are planning to participate.

It follows off the back of a week of planned protests in Melbourne by construction workers in response to a vaccine mandate introduced by the Andrews government

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Coronavirus: 567 New Cases: Major Restrictions to Remain in Victoria Even After 80pc Jab Target is Hit

An outbreak at Victoria Police headquarters has forced several members into isolation, while a major Victorian university has told staff and students to get jabbed or risk a campus ban.

Top-ranking detectives have been forced into isolation over a COVID-19 cluster linked to police headquarters.

Several members based at Melbourne West police station on Spencer St tested positive to coronavirus on Friday.

One of the infected members visited a coffee shop located inside the Victoria Police Centre.

The coffee shop has been deemed a tier 1 site, forcing a significant number of police off the beat and into 14 days isolation.

The Victoria Police Centre is home to the force’s most elite police members, including the homicide squad, missing person squad and armed crime squad.

In a second blow to the force, Coffee Rush, located next to police headquarters, has also been deemed a tier 1 site…

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Fines Issued After Melbourne Truck Drivers Block Freeway in Protest Action

Police have fined 16 people this morning after a truck convoy shut down two lanes of Melbourne’s Tullamarine Freeway in this week’s first anti-vaccination protest.

Six trucks took part in the blockade as part of ongoing protests against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations in Melbourne.

About a dozen police cars swarmed the major freeway, with traffic banked up several kilometres all the way to Bell Street.

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Victoria Teachers Plan Protests Against Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate on Friday

Melbourne teachers have planned to “protest peacefully” on Friday over the state government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

A complaint letter sent to Department of Education secretary Jenny Atta said the mandates were “clearly not supportive of all school staff as some staff will be clearly disadvantaged”.

While the majority of the education sector have been vaccinated, a small number still remain unprotected from COVID-19 and claim the mandate is “unlawful” and “should be a choice”.

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Oversight Board Overturns Facebook Censorship of Criticism of Colombian President

Facebook’s Oversight Board has overruled a decision to remove a video of protesters criticizing Colombia’s President Ivan Duque.

In the video, protesters are heard using a phrase designated as a slur under Facebook’s community standards on so-called “hate speech.”

In May, a regional news outlet shared a video from another page of the protests, without adding a caption. The video showed protesters marching holding a banner that said “SOS COLOMBIA.”

The protesters were also singing chants critical of the government, the president, and the proposed tax reform. They called the president “hijo de puta” (son of a bitch) and said “deja de hacerte el marica en la tv” (stop being the fag on tv). There was text praising the protesters towards the end of the video.

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DeSantis Sues Biden to Force Migrants to be Detained, Names Public Safety Czar

Florida sued the federal government Tuesday over immigration, demanding the Biden Administration retain people who claim asylum at U.S. borders instead of releasing them to await a hearing.

At the same time, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order preventing any state agencies from “aiding or abetting in any way what the federal government is doing right now” and appointed Larry Keefe, a former law partner of embattled U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, as the state’s public safety czar.

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EU Asylum Application Rate Increases

The number of asylum applications in the European Union more than doubled from April to June this year compared to the second quarter of last year. In total, member states registered 103,895 applications, according to EU statistics office Eurostat. Most newcomers arrived from Syria, while the number of Afghans increased significantly.

The number of asylum seekers in the second quarter of 2021 was 115 percent higher year-over-year and nine percent higher than in the previous quarter. However, the number of asylum applications is still far behind the peaks of 2015 and 2016, when more than a million applications were submitted each year in EU countries. In the spring of 2020, the number of applications fell sharply due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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France to Reduce Visas for North Africans in Migration Spat

PARIS (AP) — A French government spokesperson says France plans to reduce the number of visas issued to people in North Africa because governments there are refusing to take back deported migrants. Radio network Europe-1 reported Tuesday that the French government expects to reduce the number of visas given to Algerians and Moroccans by half, and those given to Tunisians by 30%. Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said France decided to take action because Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia had refused to provide consular documents for their citizens who were being deported from France after arriving illegally. All three North African countries were part of France’s colonial empire, and many migrants from there have family ties in France.

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NYT Corrects False Claim That Border Patrol ‘Whipped’ Haitian Migrants; Agents May Still Face Discipline From Biden Admin

Following photos taken at the southern border depicting Border Patrol agents on horseback that many mistakenly said were whipping Haitian migrants attempting to cross the Rio Grande, the New York Times has issued a correction in their article where they accused the agents of doing that.

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Poland Records 9,400 Illegal Migration Attempts in 8 Weeks, 1,200 Detained by Authorities

Poland has documented 9,400 attempts to illegally cross into the country from Belarus in eight weeks, with 8,200 of those bids being thwarted by authorities, Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski told reporters Monday.

About 1,200 people who attempted to enter Poland illegally were detained and are being held in detention centers, Kaminski said, according to the Associated Press.

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Polish Gov’t to Ask President to Extend State of Emergency

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The spokesman for Poland’s government says the authorities will ask President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday to extend by 60 days the state of emergency along the border with Belarus, to support efforts to stop an influx of migrants there that Warsaw says is organized by Belarus. European Union member, Poland introduced a 30-day state of emergency along the border with Belarus on Sept. 2, banning all except border guards and other security forces from the area. The government wants to have the ban extended, alleging some of the migrants have ties to terrorist groups, and saying it wants to prevent any attempts at provocation by Belarus. Duda has the authority to extend it.

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Polish Defense Minister: We Discovered Illegal Migrants With Child Porn, Graphic ISIS Images on Confiscated Phones

Migrants at the The Polish minister of national defense and minister of the interior held a joint press conference on Monday concerning the current crisis associated with illegal migrants from the Middle East who are trying to forcefully cross the Polish-Belarusian border.

“This is not about stigmatizing anyone but about facts which show exactly what kind of people are forcing our border. We must share these findings with public opinion and inform of the provocative behavior of Belarusian services,” Minister of the Interior Mariusz Kaminski stated.

Spokesperson of the Minister-Special Services Coordinator Stanislaw Zaryn indicated that the identities of several hundred illegal migrants who are currently detained in Border Guard centers have been verified, according to a report from TVP Info. All of these migrants also underwent thorough verification procedures.

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Rusted Cargo Ship Brings 686 Migrants to Italy, Some Infected With Scabies

The largest single arrival of migrants in years was docked in Italy on Monday, with many suffering from the contagious skin disease scabies, the Associated Press reported.

The scabies outbreak suggested that the migrants coming to Italy had been close enough to easily spread the disease during their holding time in Libya.

According to the U.N. refugee agency, the disease is known to spread easily as Bangladeshis and sub-Saharan Africans were often held in the lower deck of the vessel, in extremely cramped conditions.

The fishing boat carrying the migrants was also very crowded, with 686 people. Once the ship was docked, the passengers were immediately taken to a reception center for processing, and to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, a result of Italy’s new program to vaccinate new migrants entering the country.

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Switzerland: Migrants Die in Multiple Fights Between Rival Groups

Two foreigners died and many more were arrested following fights in multiple locations in Switzerland, according to reports.

A 20-year-old male from Kosovo was stabbed to death at a gas station in the canton of Lucerne and a 20-year-old male from the Congo was killed in a brawl in Lausanne in separate fatal episodes during the weekend.

The first incident unfolded at an Avia petrol station in the municipality of Geuensee on Saturday evening.

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Twitter Censors Daily Signal Video About Border Patrol on Horseback

Twitter suppressed a 2017 video by The Daily Signal about Border Patrol horses amid continuing false news reports that mounted agents whipped Haitian refugees in Del Rio, Texas.

Twitter did not allow users to see the 4-minute video sometime after The Daily Signal and its audience began promoting the story again Thursday evening in response to the debunked reports. The social media giant restored access to the video Monday afternoon without explaining the three days of censorship.

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Video: Psaki Says it Doesn’t Matter That Border Patrol Didn’t Really ‘Whip’ Migrants, Actions Are Still Unacceptable

After even CNN admitted the insinuation that Border Patrol agents ‘whipped’ migrants on the southern border last week was “patently false,” and that pictures of the incident were grossly taken out of context, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said it doesn’t matter.

A reporter asked Psaki “The El Paso Times has walked back their claim that border agents were using whips to deter Haitian migrants. This is kind of a controversy; some people are weighing what is a whip versus what is a rein. And the El Paso Times put out a clarification saying, ‘It was not an actual whip.’ Does that change anything for the administration, in light of the statements that were made last week?”

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The Work of the Devil

Is the Pope Catholic?

No.

He’s betraying every basic tenet of the Christian faith as its foundations are pulverized across the west.

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UK Left Collapses Into Infighting Over Whether Women Have Cervixes

The UK’s Labour Party has collapsed over the issue of whether women have cervixes, sparked by one feminist MP who has not attended the party conference because of her position that women exist.

The party row began after Rosie Duffield’s opposition to erasing biological women — including clashing last year online over claims she was a “transphobe” for saying that only women have cervixes — and for opposing women’s only spaces such as changing rooms, toilets, and refuges from being accessed by biological males who claim to be women.

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/28/2021

  1. Unfortunately the Spartacus letter has already been wiped.

    Infowars did show a copy of the letter but not the references. There were 17 pages of references according to Infowars, which is the majority of the PDF’s content.

    I’ve noticed many of the info videos or documents that are too hot to handle (by the globalists) that are reported on this site disappear quickly.

    I hope a copy was downloaded and can perhaps be uploaded and preserved on this site.

    Thanks to the Chicago reader for sharing this.

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