Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/3/2021

All across the country, police departments and medical institutions are facing staffing shortages as vaccine mandates go into effect and employees decline to comply. Meanwhile, migrants in Italy have learned to avoid deportation by refusing to submit to a Corona test.

In other news, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that she is worried about a backlash against Muslims in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack at an Auckland supermarket.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Jobs Report Disappoints — Only 235,000 Positions Added vs. Expectations of 720,000
 
USA
» 24 Year Old Arrested for Fake Vaccine Card Claiming Jab From “Maderna”
» ACLU: Forced Vaccine Passports is a Win for Civil Liberties
» Alexandria City Public Schools: ‘White Teachers Need Anti-Racist Therapy’
» Apple Partners With the TSA, Starting With Arizona and Georgia
» Assembly Republicans Propose Critical Race Theory Ban in NY
» Biden Orders Declassification Review of 9/11 Investigation Documents
» Breaking: They Got Caught! Investigators Have Video of 240 Leftist Operatives in Georgia Dumping Thousands of Ballots From Backpacks Into Drop Boxes in Middle of the Night!
» Brooklyn Federal Jury Convicts U.S. Citizen of Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS
» California’s Board of Education Sued Over Making Kids Chant and Pray to Aztec Gods in Their Curriculum
» California Nurse Shortage Reaches “Crisis Level” As Vaccine Mandate Wards Off Travelling Nurses
» Chase Bank Apologizes for Canceling Michael Flynn’s Credit Card, Claims it Was a Mistake
» ‘Cheers’ Star Kirstie Alley, 70, Says She Used Ivermectin, Joe Rogan Protocol to Treat COVID and Recovered in 12 Days
» Facebook Bans Users for Sharing InfoWars Host Owen Shroyer’s Legal Defense Fund
» Flights Resume, Some Power Restored in New Orleans After Ida
» Florida to Fine Businesses $5,000 for Violations of Vaccine Passport Ban
» Forbes Deletes Article by Education Expert Asserting That Forcing Children to Wear Masks Causes Psychological Trauma
» Gov. Kate Brown Sued by Oregon State Troopers, Firefighters Over Vaccine Mandate
» Group Protests Med Center Health Vaccine Mandate
» Hundreds Protest Vaccine Proof Order
» Hundreds Protest Oakland County School Mask Mandate
» ‘I Don’t Want a Biomedical Security State,’ Gov. Ron DeSantis Rejects Vaccine Passports
» ISIS ‘Beatle’ Pleads Guilty in U.S. Court to Helping Torture, Kill Hostages, Including Americans
» Oregon State Trooper is Placed on Leave After Sharing Powerful Video: “I’ve Fallen in Line for Over a Year With These Useless, Ineffective Mask Mandates, And I Will No More!” [Video]
» Police Retirements Here Grow in Wake of ‘Defund’ Protests
» ‘QAnon Shaman’ Pleads Guilty for Role in Capitol Riot, Faces Up to 4 1/2 Years in Prison
» Rochester Man Admits to Setting Police Car on Fire During May Protests
» Students’ Petition Fails to Get Professor Who Refused to Use “Trigger Warnings” Fired
» Washington Law Enforcement Agency Prepares for Staffing Crisis After Vaccination Firings
» Zogby Poll: 20% of Biden Voters Regret Voting for Joe Biden in 2020
 
Canada
» Albertans to Receive $100 Incentive to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
» Civil Liberties Advocate Defends Right to Protest After Rallies Outside B.C. Hospitals
» Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole Surpasses Popularity of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Ahead of Election
» Four Major Charges Laid After Massive 4,000 Person Party Throughout Kingston’s University District
» Huge UBC Fraternity Party Busted for Violating COVID-19 Restrictions
» Kids Only “Being Taught to Comply”: Protesters Oppose Calgary School Mask Mandate
» Liberal Incumbent Tanks in Polls After Referring to Taliban as ‘Our Brothers’
» Skyview, Alki, Chinook Schools Locked Down Due to Protesters
» Thousands Gather in Toronto Against Vaccine Passports, Just as Doug Ford Announces Latest Flip-Flop
» Two People Arrested at Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Protest Held in Support of Fairy Creek Demonstrators
 
Europe and the EU
» Albanian Suspect Stabs Own Wife, Friend in France
» Britain’s Socialised National Health Service Pushing Woke ‘Whiteness’ Ideology
» European Countries Look at Hungary as a Role Model, Says Justice Minister Varga
» Extinction Rebellion Protester Goes Topless Again as Climate Mob Target the Bank of England
» German MEP Has Made Punishing Hungarian and Polish Governments Into an Obsession
» German Companies Cannot Ask Employees About COVID Vaccination Status, Labor Minister Says
» UK Considers Regulating Platforms Like Netflix for “Misinformation”
» UK: ‘It’s My Duty as a Doctor’: Extinction Rebellion Medics Glued to Bank Demand End of Fossil Fuel Investment
» UK: Ginger Muslim Convert Who Wanted Black Flag of ISIS Flying Over London Jailed
» UK: Nearly 500 Arrests Amid Latest Wave of Extinction Rebellion Protests
» Video: Hungary Fans Loudly Boo England Players Taking a Knee
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: Bennett’s Voters Face Bennett’s Policies
 
South Asia
» Afghan Women Report Forced Marriages to Flee Country Amid Taliban Takeover, Sources Say
» Apple Sued in India Over App Store Practices
 
Far East
» Weibo Deletes Stock-Tip Accounts After Beijing Crackdown
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia to Use Geolocation and Face Recognition to Police Quarantine
» Australia Testing ‘Orwellian’ Facial Recognition Coronavirus Tracking App
» New Zealand Prime Minister Responds to Islamist Terror Attack by Worrying About “Backlash” Against Muslims
» Six Stabbed by ‘ISIS-Inspired’ Migrant Terrorist in New Zealand
 
Immigration
» Afghan Refugees to be Taught About ‘British Values’: Report
» France: Migrant Spits at Police Then Stabs Himself With Knife Hidden in His Anus
» German Government Quietly Flying in Asylum Seekers by the Thousands, At Taxpayers’ Expense
» House of Lords Member Asked Why Brits Are Forced to Take PCR COVID Tests on Returning to UK But Illegal Migrants Aren’t
» Migrants Refusing Coronavirus Tests to Avoid Deportation From Italy
» Over 80% of Culprits Responsible for Looting After German Floods Were Foreign Migrants
» Resettling Afghan Refugees Will Cost British Taxpayer £2.5billion and Councils Must be Awarded Treasury Cash ‘Urgently’, Report Says
» Wow! CDC Gives Incoming Refugees Nobel Prize-Winning Ivermectin
 
Culture Wars
» “LGBT” Websites Remain Blocked Throughout the World
» Amazon Says it Will Delete Even More Websites That Aren’t Breaking the Law
» Florida May Consider Abortion Bill Similar to Texas After SCOTUS Decision
 

Jobs Report Disappoints — Only 235,000 Positions Added vs. Expectations of 720,000

Job creation for August was a huge disappointment, with the economy adding just 235,000 positions, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for 720,000 new hires.

The unemployment rate dropped to 5.2% from 5.4%, in line with estimates.

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

24 Year Old Arrested for Fake Vaccine Card Claiming Jab From “Maderna”

If you’re going to try and fake your vaccine card, it’s probably best to learn the basics of spelling “Moderna” first.

Therein “lied” the problem when one 24 year old traveler from Illinois, Chloe Mrozak, tried to pass off a fake vaccination card, according to Law & Crime. Airport screeners felt the woman’s card looked “questionable” and investigated it further.

Putting aside the fact that the entire process of “questioning” someone’s “vaccine card” is ridiculous in and of itself, an investigating agent was sent an email with the subject line “Fwd: Maderna/possible fraudulent card”.

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

ACLU: Forced Vaccine Passports is a Win for Civil Liberties

Forcing people to use vaccine passports to access everyday freedoms is apparently protecting their civil liberties, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The organization’s opinion was, for obvious reasons, criticized as part of its continued recent decline into politicalization and moving away from values it once supported.

The ACLU expressed its controversial opinion in an op-ed in The New York Times. According to the civil liberties groups, there is permissibility for COVID-19 vaccine passport mandates because: “The disease is highly transmissible, serious and often lethal; the vaccines are safe and effective; and crucially there is no equally effective alternative available to protect public health.”

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

Alexandria City Public Schools: ‘White Teachers Need Anti-Racist Therapy’

Virginia’s Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is aspiring to pursue a no-holds-barred form of Critical Race Theory indoctrination scheme, telling its teaching staff to read the widely discredited New York Times “1619 Project,” and endorsing the message “white teachers need anti-racist therapy.”

“Going forward, racial equity will be at the center of every decision that the school division will make,” the “Equity for All” Strategic Plan page reads. To that end, it appears, ACPS has created pages both for parents and teachers to provide the resources to properly indoctrinate children with the racist ideology — one, as Breitbart News has reported, that tells black students that their lives do not matter and they are inherently “oppressed,” while simultaneously telling white students that they must either act or be deemed responsible for the purported “oppression.”

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

Apple Partners With the TSA, Starting With Arizona and Georgia

Apple looks like it is setting itself up for another furious debate around its services that already has some privacy-minded observers up in arms: this time, it’s digitizing driver’s licenses in the US, and partnering with states and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

After spending years trying to convince people it was better than its Big Tech counterparts (essentially, because it makes its money on overpriced hardware rather than selling/sharing personal data via an ad-based model) — Apple is now signaling that one particular marketing point it has pushed for a long time might actually be dying.

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

Assembly Republicans Propose Critical Race Theory Ban in NY

Nine Republican members of the state Assembly want the state to ban use of critical race theory in schools.

A.8253, sponsored by Colin Schmitt, R-New Windsor, would ban use of critical race theory and its concepts in state schools. Joining Schmitt by co-sponsoring the bill are Republicans Michael Fitzpatrick of Smithtown; John Lemondes of Auburn; Joe Angelino of Bnghamton, Ken Blankenush of Carthage, David McDonough of Bellmore, Brian Manktelow of Lyons, Kevin Byrne of Brewster and Jeff Gallahan of Geneva.

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Biden Orders Declassification Review of 9/11 Investigation Documents

President Joe Biden has moved to declassify the investigation of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks ahead of the tragic event’s 20th anniversary.

On Friday, Biden signed an executive order directing the Justice Department to oversee a declassification review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the 9/11 attack on the United States.

The executive order calls on Attorney General Merrick Garland to publicly release and declassify documents on the attacks within a six month period, Forbes reports.

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Breaking: They Got Caught! Investigators Have Video of 240 Leftist Operatives in Georgia Dumping Thousands of Ballots From Backpacks Into Drop Boxes in Middle of the Night!

According to John Fredericks state officials now have video of 240 leftist operatives he called “ballot traffickers” dumping tens of thousands of ballots into drop boxes in the middle of the night in locations across Georgia.

The leftist operatives were identified making numerous drops in the middle of the night. They were filmed emptying their backpacks of ballots into the drop boxes in the middle of the night. Ballot harvesting is not legal in Georgia

This is criminal behavior caught on video!

Heather Mullins from Real Americas Voice broke this news this morning on the John Fredericks radio show.

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

Brooklyn Federal Jury Convicts U.S. Citizen of Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

Earlier today, a federal jury in Brooklyn convicted Bernard Raymond Augustine, a U.S. citizen and California resident, of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (“ISIS” or “the Islamic State”). The verdict followed a one-week trial before U.S. District Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. When sentenced, Augustine faces up to 20 years in prison.

The evidence at trial established that in February 2016, the defendant traveled from San Francisco, California, to Northern Africa, with the goal of joining ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organization. In the months leading up to his travel, the defendant watched ISIS propaganda, including videos glorifying ISIS’s violence, such as “The Flames of War.” The defendant conducted internet searches for, among other things, “how to safely join ISIS,” and reviewed websites related to ISIS recruitment practices, including one titled “How does a Westerner join ISIS? Is there a recruitment or application process?”

Augustine also posted numerous statements in support of ISIS and violent extremism on the internet. He posted statements such as “the Islamic State is the true Islam,” “Muslims who leave the west . . . answer the call for the struggle, and march until they are victorious or martyred are the true believers,” and the ISIS caliphate “can’t be established and maintained except through the blood of the mujahideen who practice the true belief.”

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

California’s Board of Education Sued Over Making Kids Chant and Pray to Aztec Gods in Their Curriculum

A group of concerned parents and a third-party foundation in San Diego have launched a lawsuit against California’s education leadership for forcing children to exercise ancient religions in the school curriculum.

As pointed out by Christopher Rufo, the Californians for Equal Rights Foundation (CFER) and a group of San Diego parents are filing a lawsuit against the state’s Board of Education over their “Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum” (ESMC) which includes promotion of Aztec chanting.

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California Nurse Shortage Reaches “Crisis Level” As Vaccine Mandate Wards Off Travelling Nurses

As America’s hospital beds have again filled with sick COVID patients, nurses and other healthcare workers have been quitting at the fastest rate since the early days of the pandemic, when nurses in some NYC hospitals were using garbage bags instead of PPE.

Across the Internet, on subreddits and in Facebook groups, nurses have gathered to commiserate.

But it’s not just remote areas of Arkansas and Mississippi that are having problems. Local media in California have reported that across the Golden State, low staffing levels have reached a “crisis point”.

According to a story published by a newspaper in Bakersfield, in the past month, no fewer than four emergency room nurses have quit at one Eureka hospital.

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

Chase Bank Apologizes for Canceling Michael Flynn’s Credit Card, Claims it Was a Mistake

Via Human Events

In a move possibly triggered by news and social media pressures, Chase Bank has walked back its cancelation of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s credit card.

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‘Cheers’ Star Kirstie Alley, 70, Says She Used Ivermectin, Joe Rogan Protocol to Treat COVID and Recovered in 12 Days

Television and film actress Kirstie Alley, 70, revealed on Twitter that she used Ivermectin and a cocktail of other drugs, popularized yesterday by podcast legend Joe Rogan, to treat her COVID-19. Alley says she recovered fully in 12 days, with most symptoms subsiding in two days.

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Facebook Bans Users for Sharing InfoWars Host Owen Shroyer’s Legal Defense Fund

Banning InfoWars from every major platform wasn’t enough for gatekeepers of the internet.

In a coordinated effort to diminish the tip of the spear, big tech, the mainstream media and establishment politicians continue to relentlessly propagate a political agenda to censor free speech and there is no end in sight in their effort to enforce belief in an alternative reality.

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Flights Resume, Some Power Restored in New Orleans After Ida

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Commercial flights resumed in New Orleans and power returned to parts of the business district Thursday, four days after Hurricane Ida slammed into the Gulf Coast, but electricity, drinking water and fuel remained scarce across much of a sweltering Louisiana.

Meanwhile, the remnants of the system walloped parts of the Northeast, dumping record-breaking rain in a region that had not expected a serious blow and killing at least 46 people from Maryland to Connecticut. Eleven people in New York City drowned in basement apartments.

New Orleans fared better than many other places because it was protected from catastrophic flooding by the levee system that was revamped after Hurricane Katrina. The power was back on before dawn in some downtown neighborhoods. Utility crews also restored electricity to several hospitals in Jefferson Parish and near Baton Rouge. Some streets were cleared of fallen trees and debris, and a few corner stores reopened.

The city’s main airport reopened to commercial flights for the first time since the hurricane. Delta was the first airline to return, to be followed Friday by United Airlines and later by other carriers, officials said.

Louisiana officials also reported a big drop late Thursday in the number of customers with no running water: 185,000 compared to more than 600,000 the day before.

Still, the overwhelming majority of homes remained dark, and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said efforts to drain flooded parishes continued.

In seven parishes, at least 95% of customers remained without power Thursday. Only 35,000 of the 405,000 homes and businesses in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish had power Thursday, according to the poweroutage.us website. Statewide, about 900,000 customers were without electricity, down from about 1.1 million at the height of the seventh named storm to hit Louisiana since the summer of 2020.

“This isn’t our first rodeo, but it’s our worst rodeo,” Kirt LeBouef said, wiping away tears as he looked at damage to the Little Eagle restaurant in Golden Meadow, a 75-mile (120 kilometer) drive down a narrow highway from New Orleans toward the Gulf.

LeBouef’s family has owned the crawfish restaurant since 1920.

Edwards said more than 220,000 people already have registered for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and 22,000 have applied for a federal program to place tarps on damaged roofs.

“It really pains me to see that people are hurting and their lives are upside down, and we’re going to do everything we can every single day to make things better,” the governor said at a stop in Tangipahoa Parish.

Power should be restored to most customers around the Baton Rouge area by Sept. 8 after workers finish assessing damage, Entergy Louisiana President Philip May said Thursday. Damage assessments are not as far along in the harder-hit regions, so Entergy said it has no timetable for getting service to those areas, which include New Orleans.

Gasoline shortages were also a problem for people trying to run generators and waiting in drive-thru lines for food and water. The lines for gas stretched for blocks in many places from New Orleans to Baton Rouge…

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Florida to Fine Businesses $5,000 for Violations of Vaccine Passport Ban

By Tom Ozimek of The Epoch Times

The Florida Department of Health has issued a notice indicating it will start issuing $5,000 fines to businesses, schools, and government agencies that require Floridians to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

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Forbes Deletes Article by Education Expert Asserting That Forcing Children to Wear Masks Causes Psychological Trauma

Forbes deleted an article written by an education expert who asserted that forcing schoolchildren to wear face masks was causing psychological trauma after the piece began to go viral.

The article (archived here) was written by Zak Ringelstein, who has a a PhD in education from Columbia University and founded Zigadoo, an educational and development app aimed at helping children.

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

Gov. Kate Brown Sued by Oregon State Troopers, Firefighters Over Vaccine Mandate

Gov. Kate Brown (D-OR) is being sued by a united group of Oregon state troopers and firefighters over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all state workers.

The suit aims to halt the mandate for good and its enforcement and alleges that the vaccine requirement violates the plaintiffs’ right to freedom of expression, both at the federal and at the state level. According to Oregon Live, the lawsuit states:

“With very few exceptions, none of which apply here, all speech and expressive conduct are constitutionally protected. Plaintiffs’ right to control their own medical destinies is both expressive speech in the form of opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine, and expressive conduct in opposition to the vaccine mandate.”

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

Group Protests Med Center Health Vaccine Mandate

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) — On Friday, a group assembled outside the Medical Center in Bowling Green to protest the mandate for employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Protesters said it should be their choice whether to get the vaccine or not. Now that the September 1 deadline has passed, there’s a feeling of uncertainty among those WBKO talked to.

“So not having gotten my vaccine, I was not told whether or not I have a job. I did not sign any letter of resignation so I did not personally resign. I have not been given any forms to fill out, I have not received a letter of termination, so I really don’t know what my status is at this time with the Medical Center,” sonographer Brittany Murphy said.

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Hundreds Protest Vaccine Proof Order

PORT ANGELES — An estimated 200 to 300 anti-vaccine-mandate protesters rallied outside the Clallam County Courthouse on Friday morning before dozens entered the lobby.

Law enforcement personnel blocked members of the crowd from proceeding down a hallway where a COVID-19 briefing was being held with remote participation only or upstairs to a courtroom that was in session.

Men, women and children crowded into the first-floor area, where they continued to rally, shouting chants against Dr. Allison Berry, the health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Her requirement for proof of COVID-19 vaccination for restaurant and bar patrons in both counties goes into effect Saturday.

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Hundreds Protest Oakland County School Mask Mandate

PONTIAC — Mothers, fathers, doctors, nurses and even a high school student spoke to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners on Thursday night mostly condemning the county’s mask mandate for school children that was announced on Aug. 24.

Outside there were a few hundred protesters carrying signs and making enough noise at times to be heard in the commissioners’ auditorium.

Due to COVID restrictions protesters were limited in the auditorium, but once one person left another was allowed to enter. The board was ready to stay until the last voice was heard.

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‘I Don’t Want a Biomedical Security State,’ Gov. Ron DeSantis Rejects Vaccine Passports

In a press conference on Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed the use of vaccine passports like those enacted in New York City, instead advocating for letting people live their lives.

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ISIS ‘Beatle’ Pleads Guilty in U.S. Court to Helping Torture, Kill Hostages, Including Americans

A member of the British Islamic State terrorist group dubbed “the Beatles” pleaded guilty in a U.S. courtroom Thursday to helping the militant group torture and murder captives in Syria, including four Americans.

The man, Alexanda Kotey, pleaded guilty to all charges in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. U.S. authorities said he and another British member of the group, El Shafee Elsheikh, were involved in the kidnappings of international hostages, including U.S. aid workers Kayla Mueller and Peter Kassig and U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

Kotey and Elsheikh were each charged with hostage-taking resulting in death, conspiracy to commit murder against U.S. citizens abroad and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Prosecutors have said both men could face life in prison.

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Oregon State Trooper is Placed on Leave After Sharing Powerful Video: “I’ve Fallen in Line for Over a Year With These Useless, Ineffective Mask Mandates, And I Will No More!” [Video]

100 Percent Fed Up reports— Oregon State Trooper, 29-year-old Zachary Kowing, has been placed on paid leave after taking a video of himself inside his patrol car and explaining why he will not enforce or abide by Democrat Governor Kate Brown’s discriminatory vaccine mandate.

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Police Retirements Here Grow in Wake of ‘Defund’ Protests

In keeping with a nationwide trend, the number of Evanston police officers leaving the department has increased since “defund the police” protests began in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer last year.

There has been controversy in Evanston, fueled largely by student groups, over the use of outside police agencies to help Evanston during student demonstrations and over the existence of Northwestern University’s police force.

City Council members and Mayor Daniel Biss are discussing reallocating public safety dollars to, among other things, have social workers rather than police handle mental health calls.

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‘QAnon Shaman’ Pleads Guilty for Role in Capitol Riot, Faces Up to 4 1/2 Years in Prison

Jacob Chansley, an Arizona man known as the “QAnon shaman” who was photographed inside the Senate dais during the Capitol riot, reached a plea deal Friday and will likely serve 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 years in prison.

Chansley was one of the first people to enter the Capitol building on Jan. 6, shirtless, with an American flag spear, face paint and furry horns.

He was arrested three days after the riot and originally charged with six crimes. On Friday he pleaded guilty to one felony count of obstructing an official proceeding.

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Rochester Man Admits to Setting Police Car on Fire During May Protests

A 20-year-old Rochester man admitted in federal court Thursday that he helped set a Rochester police car afire during the May 30, 2020, protests in the city.

Miguel Ramos pleaded guilty to a rioting charge. Under the plea agreement, the recommended sentence is 24 to 30 months.

Ramos was among a group who used an aerosol can and an open flame to set a police car on fire. The car was completely destroyed; a video was shown over Facebook.

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Students’ Petition Fails to Get Professor Who Refused to Use “Trigger Warnings” Fired

A professor at Sonoma State University has faced demands from students to be fired — not because of the subject he teaches, but because he refused to use “trigger warnings” in lessons.

Ajay Gehlawat, a professor of film at Sonoma State University, faced a full-court press from students in April and May after showing the documentary “India’s Daughter” in his course. More than 1000 people have signed a petition urging Sonoma State to take immediate action against professor Ajay Gehlawat, many of whom are current or former students of his. He was also the subject of a Title IX investigation.

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Washington Law Enforcement Agency Prepares for Staffing Crisis After Vaccination Firings

The King C0unty Sheriff’s office in Washington state sent an email to employees on Thursday which discussed the ongoing patrol staffing crisis and told them to plan for a sudden separation of a number of deputies in the fall due to the new state-employee vaccination mandate.

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Zogby Poll: 20% of Biden Voters Regret Voting for Joe Biden in 2020

It turns out a significant percent of the woke wine mommies and guys with man buns who were ‘riden with Biden’ regret voting for Joe Biden.

According to a new Zogby poll, one-fifth of Biden voters want their vote back.

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Albertans to Receive $100 Incentive to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

On Friday, Alberta Premier Jason Kenny announced that Albertans would be sent $100 if they received either their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the CBC, the $100 will come in the form of a debit card, and will be available starting on Friday for those who register online. It will be available until October 14.

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Civil Liberties Advocate Defends Right to Protest After Rallies Outside B.C. Hospitals

In response to outrage over demonstrations against vaccine passports across B.C. this week, a civil liberties advocate is reminding the public that protesting is a fundamental right shared by all Canadians.

Meghan McDermott, interim policy director for the B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), said she understands people are stressed out and scared right now, and many may be angry that protesters gathered outside hospitals where health-care workers are treating people with COVID-19.

“However, the bottom line with Canadian law and with living in a free and open democratic society is that we generally have the right to protest and to express dissent about government measures,” McDermott told CBC News.

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Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole Surpasses Popularity of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Ahead of Election

As the federal election looms closer, the Conservative Party’s popularity has jumped ahead of Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, bringing in a five-point lead.

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Four Major Charges Laid After Massive 4,000 Person Party Throughout Kingston’s University District

KINGSTON — Kingston bylaw says four people are facing minimum $10,000 penalties, and more could be on the way, after the city’s university district a 4,000 person party.

Kyle Compeau, the city’s licence and enforcement manager confirmed to CTV News, that four people were found hosting a 200 person gathering at their home on Thursday night. That’s outside the COVID-19 provincial rules of maximum 100 person gatherings outside, and 25 inside.

They have been given a summons and could face a minimum $10,000 fine under the Reopening Ontario Act.

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Huge UBC Fraternity Party Busted for Violating COVID-19 Restrictions

Earlier in the pandemic, large parties held in Metro Vancouver during periods of B.C. COVID-19 restrictions resulted in hosts and attendees facing fines, and some cases even involved arrests and charges.

As B.C. has progressively lifted restrictions during the reopening process, reports about social events violating health orders have disappeared.

But with school set to return, a huge party on the weekend at a Vancouver university violated provincial health orders.

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Police stop occupation of ABP office by Extinction Rebellion

Like previous measures of this kind, the occupiers wanted to leave the building only if ABP promised to stop investing in fossil fuels.

An Instagram live broadcast showed protesters being ordered to leave several times.

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Kids Only “Being Taught to Comply”: Protesters Oppose Calgary School Mask Mandate

Concerned parents, educators and Charter rights advocates gathered at the Calgary Board of Education building for a Boycott School Rally organized by Lawyers 4 Truth, in opposition to a decision by the school board to implement mandatory masking for all students.

Many in attendance were concerned mothers who had never been to a protest like this before in their lives. Having witnessed the negative impact of masking on the physical and mental wellbeing of their children last school year, many committed themselves to never put their kids through this again.

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Liberal Incumbent Tanks in Polls After Referring to Taliban as ‘Our Brothers’

Maryam Monsef, MP for Peterborough-Kawatha and Minister for Gender Equality, has lost a lot of popularity after having referred to the Taliban terrorists who have recently taken over Afghanistan as “our bothers” during a press conference.

According to iPolitics Canada, a new survey conducted on Sept. 1 2021 indicated that Monsef is now trailing her Conservative rival by a full thirteen points.

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Skyview, Alki, Chinook Schools Locked Down Due to Protesters

Skyview High School, Alki Middle School and Chinook Elementary School were placed on lockdown Friday when people protesting Washington’s mask mandate in schools tried to get inside the high school, according to Vancouver Public Schools.

Students and staff were placed on lockdown around 11:15 a.m. for about an hour, according to district spokeswoman Pat Nuzzo, when about 12 people approached Skyview’s entrance. School security and administrators kept the people out of the building, Nuzzo said.

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Thousands Gather in Toronto Against Vaccine Passports, Just as Doug Ford Announces Latest Flip-Flop

Say, whatever happened to that old feminist chestnut pertaining to abortion: “My body, my choice”?

Because these days — if you listen to certain politicians and the trained seals who comprise the state-funded Media Party — the politically-correct mantra would seem to be, “Your body, government’s choice.”

After all, just a few weeks ago, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the province would not mandate a vaccination passport. He said he didn’t want two-tier citizenship for Ontarians, the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.

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Two People Arrested at Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Protest Held in Support of Fairy Creek Demonstrators

One day after protests were held in the area of Vancouver General Hospital and Vancouver City Hall about COVID-19 vaccination issues, a protest for a different reason blocked traffic in the same area.

Environmental advocacy and climate activist group Extinction Rebellion Vancouver organized a protest on September 2, with plans to march from city hall to the Cambie Bridge, in solidarity with demonstrators at the Fairy Creek blockade, who are seeking to protect one of the last remaining old-growth forests on Vancouver Island from logging.

According to the Vancouver Police Department, about 75 people marched from city hall to the intersection of West Broadway and Cambie Street around 5 p.m. on September 2.

At that location, the protesters staged a die-in by lying on the street, which blocked traffic for several hours.

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Albanian Suspect Stabs Own Wife, Friend in France

French police have arrested an Albanian man suspected of stabbing his own wife and a male friend who intervened on her behalf in Tourcoing this week, according to reports.

The incident unfolded inside an apartment in the French city on Wednesday night.

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Britain’s Socialised National Health Service Pushing Woke ‘Whiteness’ Ideology

Britain’s socialised National Health Service (NHS) is pushing the work of Robin DiAngelo and “whiteness” ideology more generally through its Senior Leadership Onboarding and Support website.

The website, which “came about to give additional support to people leading at the highest level in the NHS”, according to its self-description, directs people to so-called resourcesincluding a Guardian article titled ‘Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race’ by race activist Reni Eddo-Lodge, an article titled ‘White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack’ sold as describing “how whites benefit from unearned privileges”, and a video presentation by notorious White Fragility author Robin DiAngelo.

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European Countries Look at Hungary as a Role Model, Says Justice Minister Varga

Although part of the international media and some politicians like to portray Hungary as the “black sheep” of the European Union, the truth is that an increasing number of member states look at Hungary as a role model, Justice Minister Judit Varga wrote in a Facebook post after an informal meeting of EU justice ministers in Alpbach, Austria.

“Everyone notes positively the outstanding performance of the Hungarian economy, as our country was among the first European states to emerge from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus,” Varga wrote.

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Extinction Rebellion Protester Goes Topless Again as Climate Mob Target the Bank of England

AN EXTINCTION Rebellion protester has gone topless again — joining crowds in London today calling for climate change action.

Laura Amherst, 31, had her assets on show as she held a sign reading “Extinction don’t say I didn’t warn you”.

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German MEP Has Made Punishing Hungarian and Polish Governments Into an Obsession

At this week’s LIBE (Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs) meeting in the European Parliament, one of the main topics was the perceived delay that the MEPs are accusing the European Commission of in launching Article 7 proceedings against Hungary and Poland. The two conservative lead countries are accused of violating various EU treaties — Poland with its judicial reforms and Hungary with its child protection legislation.

During the sparsely attended meeting, familiar faces from the political spectrum’s far-left have made presentations against various European conservative governments, including Slovenia, which has received a barrage of criticism since the government of Janez Jansa came to power after the country’s last round of elections. Perhaps no other MEP has gone out of her way in her criticism of Hungary and Poland as much as German MEP and member of the German Social Democrats (SPD) Katarina Barley.

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German Companies Cannot Ask Employees About COVID Vaccination Status, Labor Minister Says

There was a time when America was a land of the free (and home of the brave); this is not that time.

With the Biden administration forcing experimental injections upon the populace depriving them of a say (while paradoxically arguing that a woman’s right to choose is constitutional) and urging employers to fire those workers who refuse to be jabbed, it was Russia that unexpectedly emerged as a beacon of freedom this week after Putin said he opposes mandatory jabs, saying that people should get vaccinated without coercion. It gets better.

While Biden has been imploring corporations to make life miserable for all vaccine holdouts, if not fire them outright — lacking the guts to impose a federal vaccination mandate — Germany’s labor minister said companies will not have the right to ask staff to reveal their Covid vaccination status.

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UK Considers Regulating Platforms Like Netflix for “Misinformation”

Documentaries on streaming services, like Netflix and Amazon Prime, could soon be regulated by media regulator Ofcom, in an effort to fight the spread of misinformation on issues such as climate change and health. Currently, streaming services are not held to the same standards as traditional television.

This week, the UK government launched a consultation to deliberate if Ofcom’s broadcast code on fairness and accuracy should be extended to streaming services. In recent times, streaming services, particularly Netflix, have been the subject of controversy over the accuracy and fairness of some popular shows.

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UK: ‘It’s My Duty as a Doctor’: Extinction Rebellion Medics Glued to Bank Demand End of Fossil Fuel Investment

London’s Canary Wharf became the centre of striking scenes on Friday, after healthcare professionals belonging to Extinction Rebellion (XR) were forcibly removed from the pavement they had occupied outside an investment bank.

Dozens of doctors, nurses, psychiatrists and anaesthetists, all clad in scrubs, kickstarted XR’s 11th day of action in the capital by targeting JP Morgan Chase, which was identified in a 2021 report by the Rainforest Action Network as the world’s biggest funder of coal, oil and gas extraction.

The medics, who all form part of the environmental movement’s Doctors for XR faction, gathered outside the bank’s front doors just after 7am to explain why the climate crisis must be considered a “public health crisis”, and to read a letter they had written to the bank’s CEO Jamie Dimon.

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UK: Ginger Muslim Convert Who Wanted Black Flag of ISIS Flying Over London Jailed

Islamic convert from Luton Ibrahim Roger Anderson has been jailed for seven years for terrorism offences after sending undercover officers extremist material.

Anderson, 44, had disseminated terrorist material, including “extremely graphic” video footage such as executions and suicide bombings by the terror group to the undercover officer for London Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command via Facebook and Telegram in June and July 2020.

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UK: Nearly 500 Arrests Amid Latest Wave of Extinction Rebellion Protests

Nearly 500 people have been arrested and 81 activists have been removed after gluing themselves to structures during the latest wave of Extinction Rebellion protests in London.

The Metropolitan Police said there had been a total of 480 arrests in the capital since the environmental group began its action dubbed the Impossible Rebellion on August 23.

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Video: Hungary Fans Loudly Boo England Players Taking a Knee

Last night saw possibly the loudest ever example of ‘take a knee’ being booed as Hungary fans jeered at England players during their performance of the BLM-linked gesture.

The incident took place before the two team’s World Cup qualifying match in Budapest.

As soon as England players took a knee, the crowd responded with loud booing and whistling.

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Caroline Glick: Bennett’s Voters Face Bennett’s Policies

The four farmers of Arugot Farm, located on the eastern side of the Gush Etzion settlement bloc were tense on Monday morning. They had just gotten word that the next day, a hundred soldiers were set to storm their farm and uproot their vineyard. They planted their vineyard six years ago in memory of Ezra Schwartz, a Jewish American youth who was murdered in a terror attack in 2015.

Ezra was killed and five of his friends from yeshiva were wounded when a terrorist opened fire on the minibus they were travelling in. They were stuck in a traffic jam at Gush Etzion junction and didn’t have a chance. The spot they were stuck in traffic was just a few dozen meters from where three other teenagers, Naftali Frankel, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrach were kidnapped and murdered the previous summer. Their abduction and execution set off a chain for events that led to the summer war with the Hamas regime in Gaza. Ezra and his friends were on their way to help build Oz V’Gaon nature preserve on the eastern side of the junction. Oz V’Gaon is locted not far from where their bodies were found and was built in their memory.

Local officials asked the farmers to build the Arugot Farm. It is located on state lands the Jewish National Fund had been unable to maintain. Around 20 years ago, the JNF planted ten thousand trees on the site to protect it from Palestinian land grabs. But in the space of a few hours, Palestinian villagers uprooted all of the trees. The four farmers and their families moved in seven years ago. Together they cultivate and protect some forty acres of state land…

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Afghan Women Report Forced Marriages to Flee Country Amid Taliban Takeover, Sources Say

(CNN) — US officials processing Afghan refugees abroad recently alerted the State Department to instances in which women and girls were forced into marriage or arrived with male partners posing as their husbands to be eligible for evacuation and escape the Taliban, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

The incidents described by sources to CNN were revealed while Afghans were at a transit hub abroad. They underscore the desperation among Afghans to flee the country after the Taliban takeover — and the fear of what their rule might mean for women and girls.

It’s unclear how widespread the issue is, but it prompted enough concern for US diplomats in the United Arab Emirates to send a cable…

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Apple Sued in India Over App Store Practices

Apple is facing an antitrust lawsuit in India for abusing its power by prohibiting developers from using third-party payment systems for in-app purchases. The company is facing similar cases in Europe and in the US.

A non-profit called Together We Fight Society has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple in India. The suit argues that the 30% commission Apple imposes for purchases made through its in-app payment system is unfair to competitors as it acts as a barrier to market entry for developers and raises the costs of apps for both consumers and developers.

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Weibo Deletes Stock-Tip Accounts After Beijing Crackdown

Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media platform, banned accounts providing stock tips to comply with a directive from Beijing to remove content deemed harmful to China’s economy. The platform’s response to the directive shows the kind of content the Chinese government considers harmful.

A report on Bloomberg Wealth claims that Weibo, one of the largest social media platforms with half a billion users, banned 52 accounts to comply with new rules on finance-related and economic information. One of the banned accounts, called GuSheQu (community of stocks), had over 3.25 million followers. As its name suggests, the account provided stock tips.

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Australia to Use Geolocation and Face Recognition to Police Quarantine

Europe and North America may still be enjoying something that may turn into yet another swan song of people believing the COVID pandemic restrictions are by and large behind us.

At least, the (frail) hope in the Northern Hemisphere is that the worst of the lockdown regimes are behind us, with some less invasive restrictions either gone, or likely to make a comeback at some point.

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Australia Testing ‘Orwellian’ Facial Recognition Coronavirus Tracking App

Australia is developing an app that uses facial recognition and geolocation data to track its citizens, in part of the country’s draconian efforts to control coronavirus, with even the establishment leftist magazine the Atlantic branding the app “Orwellian.”

Citizens of Australia, who have already experienced the harshest quarantine policies in the western world, will be required to download an app that lets the state text them at random times, giving them 15 minutes to respond with a picture of themselves with location data to prove they are following quarantine orders.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Responds to Islamist Terror Attack by Worrying About “Backlash” Against Muslims

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern responded to an Islamist terror attack at a supermarket in Auckland by expressing concern about a “backlash” against Muslims.

Because that’s obviously the main concern here.

Six people were wounded, leaving three in critical condition, after an Islamic extremist inspired by ISIS went on a stabbing rampage at a supermarket in Auckland.

Police shot the culprit dead within 60 seconds of him launching the attack at a Countdown store earlier today.

The terrorist, who has not been named, is a Sri Lankan national who had been living in New Zealand since 2011.

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Six Stabbed by ‘ISIS-Inspired’ Migrant Terrorist in New Zealand

Six people have been stabbed by a Sri Lankan terrorist in Auckland, New Zealand, who was a “known threat to New Zealand”.

The terrorist, shot dead by police shortly after the attack began, was a “Sri Lankan national” and “obviously was a supporter of ISIS ideology” — that is to say, the interpretation of Islam favour by the Islamic State organisation — according to New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern.

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Afghan Refugees to be Taught About ‘British Values’: Report

The government is developing an integration scheme for Afghan migrants evacuated to the United Kingdom, which could include lessons on British culture and values, in a bid to emulate other countries with high-migrant populations like France and Germany.

The plans, reported by The Times on Friday, could see those offered refugee status given free English language training, civic duties classes, and passes to enter centres of culture like art galleries and museums.

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France: Migrant Spits at Police Then Stabs Himself With Knife Hidden in His Anus

A Moroccan migrant flashed his genitals, spat on police, and stabbed himself three times after allegedly hiding a knife in his anus.

The bizarre incident took place in the French city of Perpignan on Tuesday at around 7 am at the main railway station and saw the Moroccan arrested after border police officers attempted to pat him down twice.

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German Government Quietly Flying in Asylum Seekers by the Thousands, At Taxpayers’ Expense

Germany’s federal government, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, has been quietly flying an increasing number of asylum seekers into the country in recent years, according to an information request from the Alternative for Germany’s (AfD) parliamentary group.

According to a report from political newspaper Junge Freiheit that cites the AfD’s request, 2,453 migrants classified as “in need of protection” were brought to Germany by plane from Greece and Turkey between January and August of this year.

Of the nearly 3,000 migrants flown to Germany so far this year, the vast majority are from Syria and Afghanistan. However, asylum seekers from Somalia, the Congo, and the Palestinian territories were also flown in.

Travel costs were passed on to the German taxpayer, the request noted.

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House of Lords Member Asked Why Brits Are Forced to Take PCR COVID Tests on Returning to UK But Illegal Migrants Aren’t

A member of the House of Lords is demanding to know why Brits returning to the UK from abroad are required to take several PCR COVID tests even if fully vaccinated while illegal migrants, the vast majority of whom are unvaccinated, don’t have to take a PCR test at all.

Under the current system, UK citizens returning from countries on the ‘amber list’ — which includes numerous popular holiday destinations — are forced to take multiple PCR tests at their own cost to prove they are not carrying the virus, even if they have been double jabbed.

Illegal migrants arriving via boat from France however are not subjected to any PCR testing, despite the UK government footing the bill for their rescue and to put them up in four star hotels.

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Migrants Refusing Coronavirus Tests to Avoid Deportation From Italy

Illegal migrants in Italy are refusing to undergo coronavirus tests to avoid being deported, because they won’t be put on a flight without the test.

Riccardo De Corato, a member of the national-conservative Brother of Italy (FdI) and Councilor for Security of Lombardy, explained that migrants convicted of serious crimes could go free and avoid deportation by refusing the coronavirus test.

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Over 80% of Culprits Responsible for Looting After German Floods Were Foreign Migrants

An investigation into the identity of criminal looters who exploited the chaos following the devastating floods in Germany has found that over 80 per cent of the culprits were migrants of non-German origin.

Diversity continues to remain a strength.

The floods killed over 180 people and caused billions in property damage, but the situation was worsened by criminal opportunists carrying out looting and robberies amidst a temporary breakdown in normal law and order.

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Resettling Afghan Refugees Will Cost British Taxpayer £2.5billion and Councils Must be Awarded Treasury Cash ‘Urgently’, Report Says

Resettling Afghan refugees in Britain will cost UK taxpayers more than £2.5billion over the next ten years under ‘Operation Warm Welcome’, a report has claimed.

The leaked document suggests the Treasury needs to ‘urgently’ confirm more funding for councils before they can begin making offers to house the refugees.

The UK has already evacuated more than 15,000 people from Afghanistan since August 13, including 8,000 Afghans who had worked with UK armed forces.

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Wow! CDC Gives Incoming Refugees Nobel Prize-Winning Ivermectin

All Middle Eastern, Asian, North African, Latin American, and Caribbean refugees entering the U.S. since 2019 have been prescribed ivermectin.

The CDC recommendation advises doctors working for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), who screen refugees in their home countries, and American doctors who treat them when they arrive to prescribe both ivermectin and albendazole.

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“LGBT” Websites Remain Blocked Throughout the World

Mikhail Tumasov turned to the internet to ensure that his organization’s message was heard when localities in Russia prohibited Pride marches. Officials from the state responded relatively quickly, however. According to Tumasov, Russia’s internet regulator tried several times to take down his organization’s website, citing Russia’s 2013 “anti-gay propaganda” law, which prohibits the transmission of LGBT+ information to minors.

He has been able to successfully challenge the shutdowns so far in court through his organization, the Russian LGBT Network. He expressed this in a conversation with the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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Amazon Says it Will Delete Even More Websites That Aren’t Breaking the Law

Much of the internet unfortunately relies on Amazon Web Services and it now wants to do more to police online speech and content.

Amazon plans to more actively remove more content that violates its cloud services “policies.” Traditionally, internet infrastructure providers, such as Amazon’s cloud service, have remained politically neutral until the last few years.

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Florida May Consider Abortion Bill Similar to Texas After SCOTUS Decision

Florida may consider adopting an abortion ban similar to that of Texas, which banned all abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected — around six weeks after conception — after the Supreme Court declined to hear the case on Wednesday.

Republican Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson confirmed that the Sunshine State would be likely joining other states in passing anti-abortion legislation following the Supreme Court’s decision, he told WFLA on Thursday.

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

  1. New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern said the muslim terrorist who stabbed six people “obviously was a supporter of ISIS ideology” — that is to say, the interpretation of Islam favour by the Islamic State organisation.
    Memo to Jacinda Ardern:
    ISIS ideology is ordinary basic Islam, Mohammed’s Islam.

  2. I would like to ask a question as you have a wide vision of what is happenning in the world.

    Does anyone know as the people are reacting in political terms to these politicians who around the world are imposing draconean vax measures to their populations? Are these politicians being reelected ?

    thanks alex

  3. Dear Jacinda,
    “Jihad stands for killing all kafirs around the world. Push your sword into their bodies, cut them into pieces. … Sword is the key to Allah’s paradise.”
    — Ayatollah Khomeini.
    Islam Watch, 4 April 2010

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