Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/11/2021

The Toronto Transit Commission is facing a shortage of workers after giving its employees a deadline of October 30 to get “vaccinated”. Quebec is in similar difficulties, with a looming shortage of nurses after the suspension of thousands of “unvaccinated” healthcare workers.

In other news, a California man was beaten to death by pedestrians after he tried but failed to run them down with his truck.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to DV, Insubria, LP, Nitzakhon, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» “Socialist Magazine Founder Fires Staff for Socialist Organizing, Confesses He Felt Ownership of What He’d Made”
» 2 Statues of Jesus Christ Vandalized at Miami Shores Church
» Amid Already ‘Catastrophic Shortages,’ Oregon Nurses Get Ready to Walk Over Forced COVID Vaccines
» Are You a Commie or a Patriot? Take the Test Before the War Begins!
» California Man Beaten to Death After Targeting Pedestrians With His Truck, Police Say
» Central Florida Aerospace Workers Protest Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: Report
» Chicago Weekend Violence Left 3 Dead, 39 Shot; Mother With Young Kids Carjacked at Knifepoint
» Chicago Mayor Turns to Feds After Local Prosecutor Announces No Charges in Gang-Related Deadly Shooting
» Climate Protesters Swarm White House, Vandalize Jackson Statue, Warn Biden
» COVID Cases in Florida Are Down 88% in the Past 1.5 Months With No New Statewide Policy — No Mask Mandate or Vaccine Passports
» Denver Cathedral Vandalized in Latest Attack on Colorado Catholic Churches
» DeSantis Columbus Day Proclamation Pushes Back Against Those Who ‘Defame’ The Explorer
» Destruction Tests Are Destructive
» Driver Who Tried to Hit People With Vehicle is Attacked by Citizens and Dies
» Every Kid ‘Equally Uneducated’ In NYC
» Exclusive Excerpt From ‘Rigged,’ Mollie Hemingway’s New Book: ‘Strong Reason to Question the Legality of More Votes Than Margin Biden Won’ Georgia by
» FB “Whistleblower” Saga Has Propelled Push for Social Media “Permits”
» Federal Judge Rules Against Natural Immunity Claim Challenging COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
» Former Director of National Intelligence Issues Warning Over Biden Buying Chinese Drones for Feds
» Fraudci, Ivermectin & Natural Immunity
» Governor Greg Abbott Bans COVID Vaccine Mandates for Private Businesses
» Hundreds More Flights Cancelled as Southwest Continues to Deny ‘Sickout’ Rebellion
» Ideological Superorganisms
» John Lott: Concealed Carry Licenses Jump 10.5% in 2020, 8.3% of Adults Now Have Carry Permits
» Judge Orders Philadelphia to Remove Plywood Box Covering Columbus Statue
» Left-Wing Activists to Protest Kyrsten Sinema as She Runs the Boston Marathon
» ‘No Time to Die’ Tops Box Office With $56m: Why 007 Underperformed
» Pittsburgh’s Columbus Statue Remains Covered in Schenley Park a Year After Protests
» Pro-Vax ‘Messaging’, Including ‘Societal Guilt’ Was Being Tested 6 Months Before Vaccine Approval
» Revealed: Facebook Whistleblower’s Private Twitter Account Espoused Marxist Beliefs
» Syracuse Mayor Wants to Ditch Columbus Statue But Residents Say No Way
» Thousands Protest Vaccine Mandates at Mississippi Rallies
» To White Liberals — The Black Community Doesn’t Trust the Vaccine, Here’s Why
» Trump Calls on DOJ to Reopen Investigation Into Ashli Babbitt’s Death
» University Suspends TPUSA Club for Criticizing Chinese Communist Party
» US Police Forces Resigning in Record Numbers
» Vaccine Mandates and the Nationalization of American Health Care
» Video: Fauci Grants Permission for Kids to Go Trick or Treating
» Wyoming Honor Student Arrested After Refusing to Wear a Mask on School Property
» YouTube Permanently Bans Republican Washington State Congressional Candidate Joe Kent
 
Canada
» New Brunswick Church Pastor Arrested, Church Ordered Closed for COVID Non-Compliance
» Police Seize Picnic Tables From Calgary Pizza Shop Refusing to Enforce Vax Pass
» Quebec Faces Nursing Shortage in Advance of Suspending Thousands of Unvaccinated Nurses
» Torontonians Hold ‘Picnic Protest’ Against Vaccine Mandates
» Toronto Transit Commission Faces Worker Shortage Over Mandatory Vaccine Mandate
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria: ‘Normal Marital Argument’: Muslim Tells Wife He’ll Behead Her if She Doesn’t Wear a Hijab
» Ban Internal Combustion Engines ASAP and Radically Reduce Meat Intake, Demands German Government Agency
» Climate Activists Block Intersection Near Dutch Parliament
» Conservative Opposition Coalition Wins Czech Parliamentary Elections, While Social Democrats and Communists Fail to Get Enough Votes
» Czech Elections: Victory of Right-Wing Parties is Good News for Poland
» Czechia: ‘Total Fiasco,’ Says Former President Klaus About the Pirates Election Result
» Harry and Meghan Won’t Return to Britain for Princess Diana Event
» Hungary: Budapest Mayor Quits Primary to Select Orban Challenger
» Hungary Joins in Imposing Global Corporate Tax
» Insulate Britain Threaten to ‘Unleash Hell’ If Boris Johnson Fails to Meet Green Demands
» Italy: 2 Priests Cleared of ‘Pope’s Choirboys’ Abuse
» Italy: “A Silent and Dutiful Massacre”
» Italy: Calls for Forza Nuova to be Banned After Green Pass Protest Violence
» Media Now Claims That “Double Jabbed” Brits Who Have Bad Colds Are Actually Suffering From COVID
» ‘No Further Action’ — UK Police Drop Jeffery Epstein Sex Probe Against Prince Andrew
» On Indigenous Peoples’ Day Remember the Indigenous Europeans That Were Conquered and Enslaved by Other Races
» The Highest Law in All EU Countries Remains Their Individual Constitutions, According to Polish Professor and MEP
» UK: A Quarter of Football League Players Say They Won’t Get Vaccinated
» UK: Exclusive Video: The West Has Become ‘Complacent’ In Defending Free Speech, Warns Baroness Fox
» Videos: Italians Fight Back Against Violent Police While Protesting Vaccine Mandates
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Ben & Jerry Struggle to Defend Israel Boycott Decision in Sanctimonious Interview
 
South Asia
» Namaz is Related to Jihad and Islamic Controversy Over Namaz in Gurugram Public Place
» Sri Lanka Indicts ISIS “Mastermind” Over 2019 Easter Sunday Bombings
 
Far East
» Chinese Government Ordered ‘Significant’ Number of COVID Tests Months Before Pandemic Declared
 
Australia — Pacific
» New Zealand to Impose ‘No Jab, No Job’ Regime on Teachers, Health Workers
» Police in Australia Turn Up on Doorsteps With Print-Outs of Citizens’ Anti-Lockdown Facebook Posts
» Reignite Democracy Australia Joins Forces With the United Australia Party
» Victorian School Principal Suspended for Teaching Kids in Lockdown
 
Immigration
» Alleged Illegal Chinese Immigrant Charged With Federal Arson Over Fire at Historic US Church
» Conservative Politician Blasted for Claiming French Are Being “Ethnically Cleansed” by Migrants
» Greeks Strengthen Border Wall Guard to Fight Afghan Migrant Crisis
» Migrant Crisis Flashpoint: Iraq Suspends All Flights to Belarus
» The EU Should Pay for a Fence Against Migrants, Says Czechia and Other Countries
» UK: Border Force Detain 1,568 Migrants Crossing the Channel in Four Days…
 
Culture Wars
» British University Fights Back Against Trans Activist Threats Against Professor
» California Orders Big Box Stores to Create ‘Gender-Neutral’ Section for Kids Products
» Dave Chappelle vs the Mob
» DC Comics Confirms New Superman Attracted to Dudes
» Google Wants to Curate More News and Add “Context”
» Lego to Make Bricks Gender-Neutral After Study Reveals Boys Fear Being Made Fun of for Playing With Girls’ Toys
» Rolling Stone is Trying to Cancel Eric Clapton
» Twitch Breach Reveals Privileged Streamers Placed on “Do Not Ban” List
» Why the Village Doesn’t Own Our Kids
 

“Socialist Magazine Founder Fires Staff for Socialist Organizing, Confesses He Felt Ownership of What He’d Made”

Actually, he did — just didn’t understand, realize, or admit to what they really were. You see, unlike what Elizabeth Warren keeps yammering about, he DID build that. He started it, he nurtured it, and I guess he was pretty good at it for attracting what he THOUGHT were like minded people to come work for him. THEY thought they were all rowing the Socialist-boat in the same direction — until they decided to put their Principles into reality. Then reality hit Nathan Robinson in that everything he had put into Socialist themes were a crock.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

2 Statues of Jesus Christ Vandalized at Miami Shores Church

MIAMI SHORES, FLA. (WSVN) — An investigation is underway after two statues of Jesus Christ were vandalized a month apart at a Miami Shores church.

The first statue was vandalized on Aug. 29 at St. Martha’s Church. The second, located across the street at the parish office, was vandalized exactly a month later.

“Why the attacks on these statues exactly a month apart?” asked Mary Ross Agosta, the Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Miami.

One statue was beheaded, while the other had its hand knocked off.

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

Amid Already ‘Catastrophic Shortages,’ Oregon Nurses Get Ready to Walk Over Forced COVID Vaccines

In August, Oregon Governor Kate Brown ordered all state employees and health care workers to get a Covid shot by October 18 or lose their jobs. Thinking she was done and dusted with the issue, the woman, who always has men with guns flanking her, couldn’t countenance anyone defying her.

Indeed, some of her own men with guns in the Oregon State Police troopers are suing Brown over forced vaccines. Brown apparently didn’t bank on lawsuits, sickouts, and blowback from real people who either don’t want, trust, or need the shot.

Worse, now she has exacerbated an already “historic and catastrophic” nursing shortage problem due in part to her tyrannical, illiberal orders.

Nurses have either walked out or been fired over Brown’s Covid shot mandate.

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

Are You a Commie or a Patriot? Take the Test Before the War Begins!

We are not approaching a Civil War, we’re looking at a revolution. Whether we like it or not, the commies are in control. We don’t want to choose sides but we may not have a choice. Which side will you be on? Not sure? Let’s find out.

Here is a test to see if you are a patriotic American or a red, white, and pinko bolshevik.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

California Man Beaten to Death After Targeting Pedestrians With His Truck, Police Say

A Southern California man apparently attempting to crash into pedestrians was pulled from his truck and beaten to death, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department says.

The tumult began early Saturday morning when the man was asked to leave Rock It Sports Lounge and Grill in Hawthorne, a city of 90,000 people 15 miles south of Los Angeles, the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

The man left but soon returned, driving his truck onto the sidewalk and nearly striking several customers, the statement said. The driver then lost control of the truck and hit a tree.

“Surrounding patrons then attempted to take the driver out of his vehicle, but he accelerated and drove his truck into a nearby building,” the statement said. “Patrons again took the driver out of his vehicle, and a physical altercation ensued.”

Police then arrived on the scene.

“Hawthorne Police officers saw the driver lying on the ground, suffering what appeared to be blunt force trauma,” the statement said. “Paramedics provided life-saving measures, but he was pronounced deceased on scene.”

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Central Florida Aerospace Workers Protest Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: Report

Federal, aerospace contractors of Central Florida are planning to protest Monday against the federal workers COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to a report by Fox 35.

In September, President Joe Biden announced new vaccine requirements for federal workers, mandating employers with more than 100 workers to require their employees to get vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19. Biden also signed an executive order requiring members of the executive branch and contractors working with the federal government to receive the vaccine, allowing no option to test out.

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

Chicago Weekend Violence Left 3 Dead, 39 Shot; Mother With Young Kids Carjacked at Knifepoint

Chicago’s weekend crime saw at least 39 people wounded in shootings citywide. And as carjacking incidents continue to surge, one woman was held at knifepoint with her two young children present.

From 5 p.m. Friday evening until 5 a.m. Monday, at least three people were killed and another 39 people were wounded in shootings citywide, Fox 32 Chicago reported. Among those shot were five teenagers.

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

Chicago Mayor Turns to Feds After Local Prosecutor Announces No Charges in Gang-Related Deadly Shooting

Days after an attorney general in Chicago refused to charge five men in a gang-related shooting that left one person dead, claiming that the individuals were engaged in “mutual combat,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot is asking for the federal government to step in and deal with the situation.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx refused to charge five men in connection with a gun fight in which one person died and two others were wounded. Foxx made her decision despite requests from police, who wanted felony charges for every suspect, including murder and aggravated battery.

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

Climate Protesters Swarm White House, Vandalize Jackson Statue, Warn Biden

Left-wing climate protesters hit the D.C. streets Monday, vandalizing a statue of former President Andrew Jackson and swarming the White House while warning President Biden to take their demands seriously.

The Build Back Fossil Free coalition took to the DC streets Monday with their five-day-long protest’s aim to spur action by the Biden administration against climate change, mainly by declaring a national emergency and ending projects involving fossil fuels.

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

COVID Cases in Florida Are Down 88% in the Past 1.5 Months With No New Statewide Policy — No Mask Mandate or Vaccine Passports

Cases in Florida are down 88% in the past 1.5 months with no new statewide policy — no mask mandate or vaccine passports

In fact, they’re now tied for 48th in the country in current case rate

I’m sure any day now the media will be crediting DeSantis for bringing the curve down

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Denver Cathedral Vandalized in Latest Attack on Colorado Catholic Churches

A cathedral in Denver was vandalized with anti-Catholic graffiti, the latest in a series of attacks on churches in the area and northern Colorado.

Parishioners arriving for mass Sunday morning at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver saw satanic and pro-abortion graffiti spray-painted on the outside of the church.

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

DeSantis Columbus Day Proclamation Pushes Back Against Those Who ‘Defame’ The Explorer

Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., issued a Columbus Day proclamation Monday honoring the legacy of Christopher Columbus and claiming those who “defame” the Italian explorer are trying to portray the United States and Western culture negatively.

“Christopher Columbus displayed courage, determination, and perseverance when he sailed the ocean blue more than 500 years ago,” DeSantis tweeted along with a copy of his proclamation. “Happy Columbus Day!”

In his proclamation, DeSantis lauded Columbus for opening the New World to European settlers in 1492, thereby making the United States possible.

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

Destruction Tests Are Destructive

People will tolerate a great deal before they snap, but they will snap. Especially if they’re being told that they must tolerate personal abuse or oppression, the abuse of their loved ones, or the destruction of something they love. And if Americans should snap, the reverberations will circle the globe. As Larry Correia and others have observed, we’ve got two and only two settings: Vote and Shoot everybody. Governments, law enforcers, bureaucrats, and activists should beware. Day by day we move ever closer to throwing that switch.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Driver Who Tried to Hit People With Vehicle is Attacked by Citizens and Dies

A motorist who drove onto a Southern California sidewalk Saturday outside a business that had just turned him away was attacked by customers and declared dead at the scene, authorities said.

His vehicle nearly hit several pedestrians, and when it came to a stop, customers pulled him out and “a physical altercation ensued,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

The motorist, whose name was not released, crashed twice after driving onto the sidewalk, but no pedestrians were injured, the department said. His cause of death will be determined by the Los Angeles County coroner.

Sheriff’s officials said the vehicle first struck a tree, at which point patrons tried to pull the driver out, but he was able to drive off before crashing into a building…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Every Kid ‘Equally Uneducated’ In NYC

New York City’s gifted and talented program will be phased out under a new “Brilliant NYC” plan announced by outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio, reports Eliza Shapiro in the New York Times.

Testing students for intelligence before kindergarten, already suspended, will end. Instead teachers will be trained to accelerate learning for some students in mainstream classes, the mayor said. Higher-level instruction will be offered in the later years of elementary school.

Gifted classes in the city — and across the country — are under fire because Asian and white students are overrepresented compared to black and Hispanic students.

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

Exclusive Excerpt From ‘Rigged,’ Mollie Hemingway’s New Book: ‘Strong Reason to Question the Legality of More Votes Than Margin Biden Won’ Georgia by

First in a four-part series.

Mollie Hemingway’s explosive new book, Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections, details how a mismanaged election in Fulton County, a corrupt and incompetent Secretary of State’s office, millions of dollars from Mark Zuckerberg-backed nonprofits, and more than 10,000 illegal votes provide compelling evidence for a person to question the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s narrow victory in Georgia over Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.

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

FB “Whistleblower” Saga Has Propelled Push for Social Media “Permits”

Apparently emboldened by a recent “Facebook whistleblower’s” congressional testimony and media tour, an op-end has surfaced on project-sindicate.org exploring how information could be further and more efficiently contained and obscured from users, beyond “old-fashioned” ways like censorship and downranking.

And Steven Hill, formerly of the Center for Humane Technology (CHT) — an outfit dedicated to “radically reimagining our digital infrastructure” — has an appropriately radical idea: introduce digital operating permits and “protect people” by not allowing more than 1,000 to see a particular post.

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

Federal Judge Rules Against Natural Immunity Claim Challenging COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Authored by Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times

A federal judge on Oct. 8 denied a request to block Michigan State University’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on the basis of natural immunity.

An employee at the school, Jeanna Norris, filed a lawsuit against the mandate and asked a judge to intervene on the basis that she had already contracted COVID-19 and recovered. She presented two antibody tests showing her previous infection, and her doctors told her that she didn’t need to get the vaccine at this time.

Despite her natural immunity, Norris faces termination from the university for not complying with the school’s mandate that all students and staff get the shot unless they have a medical or religious exemption.

U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, declined her lawsuit. The mandate, Maloney said, didn’t violate her fundamental rights and pointed to a 1905 Supreme Court ruling.

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

Former Director of National Intelligence Issues Warning Over Biden Buying Chinese Drones for Feds

Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe warned Sunday that the Biden administration is putting national security at risk by buying Chinese drone technology for federal law enforcement use.

In an appearance on Fox News Ratcliffe urged that Chinese companies supplying the technology are likely relaying back information on U.S. critical infrastructure to the Chinese Communist Party.

“Like so much that Biden administration has done on national security lately, this makes very little sense,” Ratcliffe warned.

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

Fraudci, Ivermectin & Natural Immunity

Doctors Have No Say Anymore—Hospital Administration Decide What to Prescribe & Rest Assured They Align with Feds.

What is unfolding before our eyes is so much bigger than mere political differences between being a Republican or Democrat. Western civilization is currently under a well coordinated attack marking a culmination of decades in planning. We’re transitioning towards totalitarianism.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Governor Greg Abbott Bans COVID Vaccine Mandates for Private Businesses

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is clamping down all the way. The newest executive order from his office stipulates that vaccine mandates are not allowed anywhere in Texas from both a public and private entity standpoint.

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

Hundreds More Flights Cancelled as Southwest Continues to Deny ‘Sickout’ Rebellion

Southwest Airlines continues to deny that thousands of flight cancellations are because pilots and staff staged a coordinated ‘sickout’ to protest against vaccine mandates.

Hundreds more flights have been cancelled today.

Do you know anyone who works for Southwest? What are they saying?

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

Ideological Superorganisms

Like so many people I’ve been baffled at watching small Leftist groups or even individuals acting to advance their global cause seemingly with great coordination in the big picture, but without any visible sign of said coordination or order-giving from a “shadowy central entity.”

The presumption is that the shadow entity (whether George Soros, Barackus Rex, Bill Gates, or others) is somehow sending out orders through stealthy channels, but it suddenly dawned on me that a central controlling agency might not actually be necessary for most of what is seen from the Left.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

John Lott: Concealed Carry Licenses Jump 10.5% in 2020, 8.3% of Adults Now Have Carry Permits

Bad guys, listen up: John Lott has released a new report outlining the state of legal concealed carry in America. In it, he reveals a staggering 10.5% increase in carry licenses despite (because of?) COVID restrictions. Today, more than 8% of adult Americans have a license to carry a firearm. That number is 10% outside of restrictive, may-issue states.

The good people of Alabama are not only friendly, but they’re also well-fixed when it comes to packing heat. Almost a third of adults in the Yellowhammer State have a carry permit. Perhaps there’s some correlation between well-armed and well-mannered.

Meanwhile, almost a quarter of Indianans are licensed. And don’t forget that twenty-one states now don’t even require law-abiding folks to apply for a license to carry a firearm.

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

Judge Orders Philadelphia to Remove Plywood Box Covering Columbus Statue

Authored by Jonathan Turley

Common Pleas Court Judge Paula Patrick issued an order on Friday that Mayor Jim Kenney and the city of Philadelphia must remove the plywood box covering a statue of Christopher Columbus.

The 144-year-old statue was covered up due to protests that the explorer represents racial injustice and abuse. Other Columbus statues have been destroyed, including one in Baltimore. When asked about that destruction, Speaker Nancy Pelosi shrugged and said “people will do what they do.”

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

Left-Wing Activists to Protest Kyrsten Sinema as She Runs the Boston Marathon

Left-wing activists have announced their plans to protest Senator Kyrsten Sinema while she runs the Boston Marathon. Activists recently confronted Sinema in a public bathroom at Arizona State University, demanding that she vote for Biden’s Build Back Better spending plan in the US Senate. She was also confronted on an airplane.

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

‘No Time to Die’ Tops Box Office With $56m: Why 007 Underperformed

To no one’s surprise, “No Time to Die,” the 25th entry in the James Bond series and the final feature with Daniel Craig as 007, was the top grossing film at the weekend U.S. box office. However, the film’s financial performance was weaker than many people anticipated.

What Happened: United Artists Releasing opened “No Time to Die” in 4,407 theaters and recorded $56 million in ticket sales. While that return would be respectable on its own terms, it was considerably lower than three of the four previous 007 epics with Craig as the lead: 2012’s “Skyfall” grossed $88.3 million in its first U.S. weekend in theaters, while 2015’s “Spectre” (the last 007 film prior to the new title) took in $70.4 million and 2008’s “Quantum of Solace” grossed $67.5 million.

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

Pittsburgh’s Columbus Statue Remains Covered in Schenley Park a Year After Protests

PITTSBURGH — A court case over the removal of a Christopher Columbus statue in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park remains in limbo as the artwork itself remains covered up.

The Italian Sons & Daughters of America sued the City of Pittsburgh after the Pittsburgh Art Commission decided to remove the 13-foot-tall statue last year.

According to our partners at TribLIVE.com, an Allegheny County Common Pleas judge working on the case requested Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to participate in mediation in September. The attorney for the Italian Sons & Daughters said Peduto refused to take part.

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

Pro-Vax ‘Messaging’, Including ‘Societal Guilt’ Was Being Tested 6 Months Before Vaccine Approval

Despite a consensus in the field back in June and July of 2020, claiming that rushing a COVID-19 vaccine is dangerous and that one wouldn’t be available for years, some folks, particularly those at Yale University, were already planning their propaganda messaging once it was approved.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Revealed: Facebook Whistleblower’s Private Twitter Account Espoused Marxist Beliefs

Reports continue to surface about the background of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, beyond the favorable light the establishment media described.

Earlier, it was revealed that she donated to Marxist-inspired groups, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other leftist causes.

But a new story from The National Pulse uncovered Haugen’s old Twitter account that sheds more light into her Marxist-sympathizing background.

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

Syracuse Mayor Wants to Ditch Columbus Statue But Residents Say No Way

The Columbus statue in Syracuse, New York, has survived since 1934 due to the local Columbus Monument Corporation dedicated to its maintenance and upkeep. But the question remains whether the historic statue can survive the most recent clash of modern political ideology.

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

Thousands Protest Vaccine Mandates at Mississippi Rallies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Thousands recently rallied against COVID-19 vaccine mandates at protests held on Mississippi’s coast and in its capital.

Upwards of 1,500 workers and their family members waved homemade signs and flags along U.S. 90 near the entrance to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula on Friday, the Sun Herald reported.

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

To White Liberals — The Black Community Doesn’t Trust the Vaccine, Here’s Why

He then rolls off a few details, facts, some history, and an overdue dose of reality.

The piece is well made, and Billy delivers on the key points. It’s good stuff, and its reach is by no means limited to the black community or white liberals. They apply to all human beings.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Calls on DOJ to Reopen Investigation Into Ashli Babbitt’s Death

Former President Donald Trump sent a video message to the family of Ashli Babbitt in honor of her birthday. Babbitt was shot by Capitol Police Officer Lt. Michael Byrd, who said he “saved countless lives” on during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Babbitt was unarmed.

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

University Suspends TPUSA Club for Criticizing Chinese Communist Party

Emerson College’s Turning Point USA chapter could be banned from campus after students reported them for handing out stickers critical of the Chinese Communist Party.

The sticker features a character from the popular video game Among Us with a hammer and sickle on its side and has a caption that reads “China kinda sus.”

“Sus” is an abbreviation for “suspicious” commonly used by gamers.

A number of students, organizations, and college officials have condemned Emerson TPUSA, claiming that the sticker promotes bigotry towards Asians.

William P. Gilligan, Emerson’s Interim President, called the stickers “disturbing” and claimed that they featured “anti-Chinese messaging inconsistent with the College’s values.” Per an email the president sent to Emerson’s student body September 30, an official investigation into the incident has been launched.

[Comment: Instapundit on his blog wrote, “Well, I guess Emerson’s “values” involve sucking up to commie dictators who spread disease worldwide and killed over a million people. Nice job, Gilligan!

Also the notion, prevalent among higher-ed administrators, that you can punish students for not sharing your “values” is totalitarian and monstrous. To be fair, many higher-ed administrators are also totalitarian and monstrous.”]

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

US Police Forces Resigning in Record Numbers

Resignations in police forces across the United States have spiked by up to 24 per cent over the last year following anti-police riots led by Black Lives Matter.

According to a study obtained by Fox News on Thursday, voluntary resignations among police officers saw a severe increase across 10 departments in major U.S. cities.

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

Vaccine Mandates and the Nationalization of American Health Care

What if you could wave a magic wand (or write a memo) and have a nonexistent government mandate enforced by fearful private sector factions? You get what you want without having to expend any actual political capital, and no one can sue you over it because no existing law or rule exists.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Fauci Grants Permission for Kids to Go Trick or Treating

Anthony Fauci graciously gave his permission this weekend for American children to go trick or treating later this month, but used the opportunity to once again push vaccinations.

After a massive backlash earlier in the month when Fauci declared that it was too soon to say whether Christmas would be canceled or not, he chose his words carefully in an appearance on CNN.

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

Wyoming Honor Student Arrested After Refusing to Wear a Mask on School Property

A Wyoming honor student and her father defied a school’s mask mandate to see how far officials would take it. Last week, the family discovered the staff were willing to call the cops and arrest her.

16-year-old Grace Smith is a junior at Laramie High School. On Thursday, police officers arrested her for what authorities said was trespassing.

But according to Fox News, it all started when she didn’t wear a mask. The Albany County School District’s mask mandate was put in place back in September and is up for a continuance review by the school board on Oct. 15.

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

YouTube Permanently Bans Republican Washington State Congressional Candidate Joe Kent

Joe Kent, a candidate for congress in Washington state’s third district, announced Wednesday that YouTube permanently banned his account.

“You Tube is censoring Congressional candidates without warning,” Kent said on Twitter. “Oh well, We have rumble.”

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

New Brunswick Church Pastor Arrested, Church Ordered Closed for COVID Non-Compliance

After several days of harassment and the arrest of the associate pastor, His Tabernacle Family Church in Saint John was ordered shuttered by an order of the office of public safety under minister Dennis Landry. The church now faces fines of up to $20,400. The closure order locks the doors to the public until the church can be brought into compliance under section 3 of Preventative Measures — Public Health Act. Section 3 requires the church to enforce proof of vaccination to attend “indoor gatherings.” Section 15 of the Mandatory Order, also cited in the closure notice, requires the church to allow for police or public health officers to enter the premises to check for compliance.

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Police Seize Picnic Tables From Calgary Pizza Shop Refusing to Enforce Vax Pass

Recently, Calgary chose to implement new bylaws mandating businesses to enforce vaccine passports. This has caused something of an uproar in Alberta.

The owner of a restaurant called Without Papers Pizza has decided to make public their decision not to abide by the new rule.

Concerns have grown over this new bylaw, with some Calgarians fearing that is more than just a health measure, but rather a decision by local politicians to force businesses to medically segregate their customers.

For the owner of Without Papers Pizza, the decision was easy: they had no interest in segregating their clientele.

Over the last few days, the situation has escalated at this local pizza restaurant. First came AHS, then came the AGLC.

After a recent encounter with peace officers and police, two benches in front of the restaurant were seized, taken from those who had come support the restaurant while they were providing pizza — FREE OF CHARGE — to any and all who came by.

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Quebec Faces Nursing Shortage in Advance of Suspending Thousands of Unvaccinated Nurses

The Quebec Order of Nurses said it intends to suspend the nursing licences of those not fully vaccinated against COVID. The deadline to receive the first dose of a Health Canada-approved vaccine is October 15.

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Torontonians Hold ‘Picnic Protest’ Against Vaccine Mandates

Danforth Avenue, also known as Toronto’s Greektown, is where protesters chose to demonstrate Saturday against provincial and federal vaccine mandates by picnicking in front of local restaurants.

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Toronto Transit Commission Faces Worker Shortage Over Mandatory Vaccine Mandate

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) faces a worker shortage over its COVID vaccine mandate, forcing them to recall retired workers to fill labour gaps possibly. All TTC workers must be fully vaccinated by October 30.

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Austria: ‘Normal Marital Argument’: Muslim Tells Wife He’ll Behead Her if She Doesn’t Wear a Hijab

The German-language Exxpress reported Thursday that “a man of Turkish origin was sentenced today in Braunau to two years’ unconditional imprisonment for aggravated coercion. The Austrian citizen threatened to kill his wife if she refused to wear a headscarf.”

The man who issued this threat was in prison at the time: he is “serving a five-year prison sentence for aggravated assault.” But he was able to get his wife on the phone, and instead of spending his precious phone time telling her how much he missed her and assuring her that he would not run afoul of the law again, he told her: “If you don’t wear a headscarf from now on, I’ll break all your bones, kill you and cut your head off your body. I don’t care if I get 20 years for it.”

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Ban Internal Combustion Engines ASAP and Radically Reduce Meat Intake, Demands German Government Agency

Germany could move closer to its green, emission-free future even faster than currently planned. The local German Environment Agency (UBA) calls on politicians to be more radical in their plans. According to the so-called European Green Deal, carbon emissions are to be reduced by 55 percent compared to 1990, but the agency is pushing for up to 70 percent. German industry should then move away from using coal as early as 2030. Environmentalists also propose very strict requirements for internal combustion engines or for meat and milk consumption, which they want to reduce radically, reports the German Der Spiegel.

According to the European Commission’s plan, European states have committed themselves to produce no net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or to separate economic growth from resource use. To combat global warming, the EU executive wants, among other things, to end the production of petrol and diesel cars, to charge for emissions from transport or heating buildings, and to increase the share of renewable sources in energy consumption.

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Climate Activists Block Intersection Near Dutch Parliament

‘Citizens decide’: Climate protests near Dutch parliament

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Hundreds of protesters from climate group Extinction Rebellion blocked a busy intersection Monday near the temporary home of the Netherlands’ parliament, marking the start of a week of protests the group plans in The Hague before a U.N. climate conference that opens on Oct. 31.

The demonstration started when protesters wheeled a yellow boat emblazoned with the Dutch words meaning “citizens decide” into the middle the road. Other protesters walked to another nearby intersection and began sitting or lying down in the road as police looked on.

Police later said they arrested more than 60 activists who ignored police orders to leave three different locations in the city, saying in a tweet they were causing a dangerous traffic situation.

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Conservative Opposition Coalition Wins Czech Parliamentary Elections, While Social Democrats and Communists Fail to Get Enough Votes

The winner of the Friday and Saturday elections to the Chamber of Deputies is the SPOLU (Together) coalition, which consists of Civic Democrats (ODS), TOP 09, and Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL). Second place ended up being the ANO movement of Prime Minister Babis, which gained only six-tenths of a percent of the vote less. The coalition of Pirates and Mayors and Independents (STAN), also called PirSTAN, placed third, followed by Tomio Okamura’s Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD). On the other end of things, Social Democrats (CSSD) and the Communists (KSCM) are out of the Chamber of Deputies, and the leaders of both parties have resigned.

The SPOLU coalition gained 27.7 percent, the ANO movement 27.1 percent, the so-called PirSTAN coalition 15.6 percent, and the SPD 9.5 percent of the vote. The two coalitions will put together an absolute majority of 108 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.

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Czech Elections: Victory of Right-Wing Parties is Good News for Poland

Czechia went to the ballots. From that moment onward, everything has pointed to the victory of the Right-wing Together (SPOLU) coalition. Professor Maciej Szymanowski, the director of the Waclaw Felczak Polish-Hungarian Cooperation Institute commented on the election results and explained what they will mean for Polish-Czech relations.

“First of all, the Right has returned. We are dealing with an overall return of the Right-wing party. Everything points to the coalition led by Petr Fiala’s Civic Democratic Party (ODS) having won,” he said.

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Czechia: ‘Total Fiasco,’ Says Former President Klaus About the Pirates Election Result

Former President Vaclav Klaus is pleased with the failure of the Pirates in the elections to the Chamber of Deputies. In a discussion on CNN Prima News, he described their result as a fiasco. The coalition of Pirates and Mayors and Independents (STAN) won a total of 15.62 percent of the vote, but voters used preferential voting to help the candidates of the Mayors, and the Pirates thus won only four seats.

According to Klaus, the Pirates’ result is positive. “They are the ones who lost the most in the election. The voters showed a certain sense of understanding and did not succumb to the Pirates. Pre-election coalitions should not be formed,” added Klaus. However, another pre-election coalition, Spolu (ODS, KDU-CSL, and TOP 09), won the election.

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Harry and Meghan Won’t Return to Britain for Princess Diana Event

Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry will not be returning to the United Kingdom for an event to honour Diana, Princess of Wales, according to reports.

Some 100 guests are expected to join Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, at Kensington Palace next week to thank those who fundraised for the statue of his late mother, which was unveiled over the summer.

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Hungary: Budapest Mayor Quits Primary to Select Orban Challenger

Karacsony was widely seen as the favourite

(ANSA-AFP) — BUDAPEST, OCT 8 — Budapest’s mayor on Friday withdrew from the opposition primary, leaving two candidates to battle over who will take on Prime Minister Viktor Orban in elections next year. Gergely Karacsony, 46, was widely seen as the favourite before the first round of voting last week, but finished second in a field of three. On Friday, he said he was endorsing the conservative Peter Marki-Zay, a provincial city mayor, in the runoff round that starts on Sunday and will run through October 16. Hungary’s famously bickering opposition this year for the first time organised a primary election to decide who will take on the nationalist Orban and his Fidesz party in a general poll expected in April 2022.

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Hungary Joins in Imposing Global Corporate Tax

One of the last countries to do so, Hungary announced on Friday that it will join almost 140 countries in application of the 15% minimum global corporate tax rate proposed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Hungary — along with another European Union member state, Ireland — was among the last hesitants, but eventually it agreed to the tax after bargaining a ten-year transition period.

“We have managed to make a breakthrough on the issue of the global minimum tax agreement, so Hungary can join in the matter with a good heart,” Finance Minister Mihaly Varga announced on Friday.

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Insulate Britain Threaten to ‘Unleash Hell’ If Boris Johnson Fails to Meet Green Demands

The radical eco-extremist group Insulate Britain is reportedly planning to blackmail Prime Minister Boris Johnson with threats of unleashing “Hell” if the government fails to meet the group’s climate demands.

The Extinction Rebellion (XR) splinter group is said to be planning another wave of sit-down motorway blockades on Wednesday, with the aim of causing as much disruption and embarrassment as possible.

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Italy: 2 Priests Cleared of ‘Pope’s Choirboys’ Abuse

Judges not liable for some charges, other charges timed out

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 6 — A Vatican court on Wednesday acquitted two clerics of sexually abusing preseminarians known as ‘the pope’s choirboys’.

Prosecutors had asked for a six-year jail term for Father Gabriele Martinelli and a four-year term for Father Enrico Radice.

They were cleared of some charges, and adjudged not liable for others, while the statute of limitations timed out still other charges, the court said.

Prosecutors may appeal the verdict.

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Italy: “A Silent and Dutiful Massacre”

Italian interview with an emergency physician confirms: Covidism is a religion and the DeathJabs are its anti-sacrament of initiation, designed to kill. Converts to Covidism suffer from pathological AGNOSIA- the inability to process information directly in front of them.

This interview comes over the transom from an Italian reader, and it confirms everything we have been discussing. The algorithmic translation is VERY clunky, but completely understandable. In Italy, 911 is “118” on the telephone.

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Italy: Calls for Forza Nuova to be Banned After Green Pass Protest Violence

Senior figures of far-right party among 12 people arrested

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 11 — Calls for Forza Nuova to be banned continued on Monday after members of the far-right party, including leader Roberto Fiore, were among 12 people arrested in relation to violence that broke at a protest in Rome on Saturday against the Green Pass COVID-19 vaccine passport.

Police had to use tear gas and water cannons during the demonstration and the shocking scenes included a raid in which the headquarters of trade-union confederation CGIL were ransacked.

“Forza Nuova must be urgently dissolved on the basis of the Constitution and the Scelba and Mancino laws (against Fascism),” said Valeria Fedeli, a Senator for the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) and a former education minister.

“The PD is going to present a motion in the Senate in the next few days requesting that this be scheduled and voted on as soon a possible.

“The events of last Saturday, with the squadrista attack on the CGIL’s national headquarters coordinated and carried out by representatives of a Neo-Fascist organization like Forza Nuova, take us back to the darkest and most dramatic moments of our history and they are an extremely serious and unacceptable attack on democracy”.

After the demonstration a group of around 30 protestors raided the emergency room of Rome’s Umberto I hospital, where one of the participants had been taken.

Four people were injured, two police officers and two health workers, including a nurse who was hit with a bottle in the head, said Lazio Health Chief Alessio D’Amato.

Police have identified around 600 people who took part in the violent protests after studying video footage.

Dozens of officers were hurt.

PD President Valentina Cuppi, meanwhile, has launched a petition via Change.org calling for all of Italy’s far-right parties to be banned.

“It is time to say no more Fascist, squadrista violence,” said Cuppi, who is also the mayor of Marzabotto, a town near Bologna where hundreds of civilians were murdered in a Nazi atrocity in World War II.

Cuppi named Forza Nuova, CasaPound, Lealtà Azione, and Fiamma Tricolore among the parties she thinks should be banned.

Forza Nuova, however, remained unapologetic after the rioting.

“The popular revolution will not stop its path, with or without us, until the Green Pass if definitively withdrawn,” a statement read.

“Saturday was a watershed between the old and the new.

“The people decided to raise the level of the clash”.

The Green Pass, which shows that a person is vaccinated for COVID-19, has recovered from it or has tested negative in the last few days, will be obligatory for all Italian workplaces as of Friday.

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Media Now Claims That “Double Jabbed” Brits Who Have Bad Colds Are Actually Suffering From COVID

Causing yet more confusion, the media is now claiming that “double jabbed” Brits suffering from bad colds are actually infected with COVID-19.

Wait, what?

One of the biggest newspapers in Britain, the Daily Mirror, is now reporting, “Brits suffering from miserable colds could actually be enduring breakthrough cases of Covid-19 without realising, potentially allowing the virus to continue to spread.”

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‘No Further Action’ — UK Police Drop Jeffery Epstein Sex Probe Against Prince Andrew

London’s Metropolitan Police have said that they will not take any action against His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York, after reviewing the evidence against him from Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre.

Guiffre has claimed that when she was just 17-years-old she was trafficked and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew at properties owned by deceased paedophile Jeffrey Epstein in Manhattan, London, and Epstein’s notorious island in the Caribbean.

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On Indigenous Peoples’ Day Remember the Indigenous Europeans That Were Conquered and Enslaved by Other Races

Here is a brief list of the European Indigenous Peoples who were victimized by invading armies and migrations, by colonialism, systemic oppression, and cultural genocide, but whose sufferings are rarely if ever acknowledged by the left:

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The Highest Law in All EU Countries Remains Their Individual Constitutions, According to Polish Professor and MEP

Law and Justice (PiS) MEP professor Ryszard Legutko recently commented on statements made by EU institution representatives concerning the Polish Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling that the constitution is the highest legal authority in Poland.

“These comments by the EU show the growing brutality of European politicians and institutions, especially since the Tribunal’s ruling was hardly a surprise. It was an affirmation of similar rulings from previous years,” he said.

Legutko added that the discussion over the superiority of EU law over state legislation has appeared in the EU discourse fairly recently.

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UK: A Quarter of Football League Players Say They Won’t Get Vaccinated

At least a quarter of Football League players say they will refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine, with authorities concerned that the number of players getting the jab has slowed drastically over the last month.

Although the number of players to have been double jabbed has increased from 18% in August to 49% in the latest set of figures, that number appears to have hit a brick wall.

“The number of players who have been immunised or plan to get the jab has gone up by only 5% over the past month,” reports the Mail on Sunday.

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UK: Exclusive Video: The West Has Become ‘Complacent’ In Defending Free Speech, Warns Baroness Fox

Proponents of free speech in Britain and throughout the West have become “complacent” in defending the fundamental value in the face of social justice-led movements to restrict speech, a peer of the House of Lords told Breitbart.

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart London, the Baroness of Buckley, Claire Fox, said that there is a need for “fresh arguments” in favour of free speech to combat cancel culture and compelled speech codes being pushed by the far-left.

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Videos: Italians Fight Back Against Violent Police While Protesting Vaccine Mandates

Videos out of Rome, Italy emerged over the weekend showing mass protests in the streets over the government’s attempts to mandate vaccines and institute vaccine passports.

The capital city’s Piazza del Popolo was crammed with hundreds of thousands of people protesting the unfolding health tyranny.

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Ben & Jerry Struggle to Defend Israel Boycott Decision in Sanctimonious Interview

Greenfield later described the steps taken by US states to divest from Unilever as “largely based on misinformation,” before clarifying, “I think Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever are being characterized as boycotting Israel, which is not the case at all. It’s not boycotting Israel in any way.”

However, a noteworthy point of contention that is conspicuously absent in this exchange is that the Ben & Jerry’s independent board did want to boycott Israel in its entirety.

Shortly after the company made its announcement in July, its board chairman Anuradha Mittal, who has a well-documented history of backing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, revealed she wanted to release a different statement that specifically made reference to discontinuing sales everywhere in the Jewish state.

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Namaz is Related to Jihad and Islamic Controversy Over Namaz in Gurugram Public Place

Hindu-Sikh residents in Gurugram perform ‘aarti’ during ‘namaz’ amid police deployment.

Sumedha Singh | HENB | New Delhi | Oct 9, 2021:: A fresh controversy has erupted over offering of ‘namaz’ on public space after members of Hindu organisations and residents of Gurugram Sector-47, including women, reached a community namaz site (open ground) and raised slogans as well as performed ‘aarti’ during Friday prayers.

However, prayers were offered at the site in Sector-47 amid heavy police deployment.

Though the situation remained peaceful, a group of 50-70 residents from nearby sectors and members of a Hindu group arrived at the time of namaz to voice their opposition to prayers being offered in an open space, citing “security” and “traffic” concerns.

At 12.30 p.m. the members of a Hindu organisation and sector-47 residents reached the community namaz site here.

Mohammad Tahir, who works at a carpenter’s shop, said he had been coming to the site for more than two years but had witnessed objections only during the last two-three weeks.

“Only for the past two-three weeks, some people come here and disrupt prayers and asked us to vacate the area. We are all wearing masks, following Covid-19 norms and praying in peace,” Tahir added.

The statement of Tahir is false as the local non-Muslims residents have been objecting the Namaz in Public places creating various nuisance since August this year when there was a heavy agitation by the Hindu people in sector — 22 in Dwarka against a Haj house within a Hindu area+.

In Delhi, Muslims are trying to encroach public places to open new Mosques, prayer places and grave yards with the convenience of Wakf Board, as reported.

“This land comes under the control of state government. As the residents here we object to anyone practising their faith on the roads and disrupt traffic movement. There is a security threat for all residents as Namaz is related to Land Jihad and Islamic Terrorism,” said a sector-47 resident.

The residents said those who had gathered to oppose namaz claimed that the sites designated in May 2018 by the district administration were for only a specific period. But, the Muslims used the place for Namaz since then illegally.

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Sri Lanka Indicts ISIS “Mastermind” Over 2019 Easter Sunday Bombings

Colombo:

Sri Lankan prosecutors Monday indicted the alleged mastermind of the 2019 Easter Sunday suicide bombings along with 24 men they say were co-conspirators in the island’s worst single terror attack.

Almost three hundred people including dozens of foreign nationals were killed in the April 21 attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels, in a wave of killings targeting Sri Lanka’s Christian community.

Prosecutors have brought over 20,000 charges against the suspects, three of whom have already been accused of terrorism by the US Justice Department.

[Comment: Article dated October 7, 2021.]

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Chinese Government Ordered ‘Significant’ Number of COVID Tests Months Before Pandemic Declared

The Chinese government ordered “significant” quantities of coronavirus testing kits in the months ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, raising speculation that China may have been aware of the virus before the situation got out of hand in Wuhan.

“There was a buy-up of coronavirus testing equipment in Wuhan in 2019, with purchasing contracts increasing by more than 50 per cent from the year before,” The Australian reported. “Official Chinese government procurement data shows the buy-up of PCR equipment began in July 2019. The data has been handed to intelligence officials investigating the origins of COVID-19.”

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New Zealand to Impose ‘No Jab, No Job’ Regime on Teachers, Health Workers

(AFP) — New Zealand announced Monday a sweeping “no jab, no job” policy for most healthcare workers and teachers to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“We can’t leave anything to chance so that’s why we are making it mandatory,” said Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins, who is also the education minister.

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Police in Australia Turn Up on Doorsteps With Print-Outs of Citizens’ Anti-Lockdown Facebook Posts

Australia has had a particularly difficult pandemic. Not necessarily because of COVID numbers, but because of what many see as a rapid erosion of human rights and dubious, rushed workarounds of the country’s long-standing standards and legislation in this area.

Strict lockdowns of entire neighborhoods of big cities, for instance, are still a thing down under; some apps mandated for contact tracing have in the meantime devolved into tools of mass surveillance.

And never far behind this are abuses and/or harassment of people that happens wherever authoritarianism starts gaining a foothold.

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Reignite Democracy Australia Joins Forces With the United Australia Party

Reignite Democracy Australia’s Vice President Monica Smit has unveiled a ‘Stronger Together’ collaboration with the United Australia Party under the leadership of Craig Kelly.

“Everything that I and RDA do, is for the overall benefit of the country, not ourselves. With that in mind, we have decided to back and work closely with United Australia Party. The RDA Party, which has already made national news and headway, has decided to join UAP.

“With the lobbying capabilities of the RDA Family and the support and expertise of Craig Kelly and Clive Palmer, I believe our vision of a strong, free and independent Australia is inevitable,” said Smit’s statement published on the party’s website.

“RDA, as an organisation, will fully support UAP, however, we will still have the flexibility to support good candidates from other parties if we want.”

The United Australia Party intends to run candidates in every seat for the upcoming Federal election and, with the backing of Clive Palmer, has the finances required to rattle both major parties.

Smit recently spent 22 days in solitary confinement waiting for an appeal against her bail conditions to be resolved in the Supreme Court. She was dramatically arrested during a livestream and charged with incitement related to several anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne along with three counts of failing to follow the Chief Health Officer’s directions.

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Victorian School Principal Suspended for Teaching Kids in Lockdown

Independent Fitzroy Community School principal Timothy Berryman has been temporarily suspended after breaking Covid lockdown health orders.

The suspension issued by the Victorian Institute of Teaching is believed to have come into effect on Wednesday after Berryman allowed students at his school to continue attending classes during the Melbourne lockdown. He has also had his teaching registration suspended in case he ‘poses a risk to children’ for trying to continue their education.

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Alleged Illegal Chinese Immigrant Charged With Federal Arson Over Fire at Historic US Church

An alleged illegal alien from China supposedly set fire to the historic First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Xiaoquin Yan, 27, faces a federal second-degree arson charge.

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Conservative Politician Blasted for Claiming French Are Being “Ethnically Cleansed” by Migrants

Conservative politician Gilles Platret was blasted by members of his own party and reported to the authorities after claiming that French people were being “ethnically cleansed” by migrants.

Platret, who is vice-president of the centre-right Les Républicains (LR) and Mayor of Chalon-sur-Saône, made the comments during an appearance on French television.

“What we see today in some neighbourhoods — and I will use a word that will necessarily make reactions around this table — I feel a kind of ethnic cleansing,” said Platret.

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Greeks Strengthen Border Wall Guard to Fight Afghan Migrant Crisis

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece will increase the number of border guards on the country’s border with Turkey, fearing a spike in illegal migration linked to the crisis in Afghanistan, officials said Monday.

An additional 250 officers will join the 1,500-strong border force over several months, with the number rising from around 1,000 early last year. About 800 extra border guard personnel will also be hired to staff airports and regions close to the Greek-Turkish border.

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Migrant Crisis Flashpoint: Iraq Suspends All Flights to Belarus

Iraq’s authorities have suspended all flights from Iraq to Belarus. Only return flights from Belarus will now be realized for Iraqi citizens.

The Iraq Civil Aviation Authority canceled the flights due to hordes of Iraqi citizens flying to Belarus to try to reach Western Europe based on tourist visas issued by Minsk. Iraqi Airways and Qatar Airways are the main two airlines whose flights are to be suspended. In the case of Iraqi Airways, all the flights in the upcoming days have been booked. Spokesperson of the Polish Minister-Special Services Coordinator Stanislaw Zaryn reported Iraq’s decision on Twitter.

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The EU Should Pay for a Fence Against Migrants, Says Czechia and Other Countries

Poland, Lithuania, and ten other countries in the eastern wing of the European Union, including the Czech Republic, are demanding that the European bloc facilitate the construction of border barriers to prevent migrants from entering. The letter was addressed to the European Commission before the Friday meeting of EU interior ministers in response to the onslaught of refugees who were transported to the Polish and Lithuanian borders by the Belarusian regime of Alexander Lukashenko. According to the call signed by the interior ministers, the EU should finance the construction of barriers from a joint budget.

Poland and Lithuania have begun to build barriers on their borders since the Belarusian authorities began sending thousands of refugees over there this summer onwards. Due to this, a state of emergency has been in force at the Polish border since the beginning of September, and Poland is preparing to build more fences. Lukashenko is using the refugees in retaliation for sanctions imposed by the EU.

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UK: Border Force Detain 1,568 Migrants Crossing the Channel in Four Days…

[…]as ministers say France WILL get £54m funding from UK ‘in the coming weeks’ — after Priti Patel threatened to withhold cash unless efforts were stepped up

Ministers today insisted France will get £54million of funding for the Channel migrant operation — blaming ‘administrative’ issues for the delay.

Despite Priti Patel threatening to withhold the money unless Paris stepped up efforts to limit the flow, security minister Damian Hinds said it will be paid ‘in the coming weeks.

He denied there was any ‘political question’ over paying the cash, insisting the ‘administrative process’ had just taken time to work through.

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British University Fights Back Against Trans Activist Threats Against Professor

Pro-transgender activists at Sussex University have launched a campaign to demand the University fire a professor for questioning their views. The students claim that Prof. Kathleen Stock is guilty of “transphobia.”

The Telegraph reports that the student activists erected numerous posters around campus calling on the university to fire Stock, an expert in analytic philosophy. Stock has previously questioned the idea that men that feel like women should have automatic access to women’s facilities, like women’s bathrooms, or be allowed to appear on shortlists designed for women or participate in girls’ sports teams.

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California Orders Big Box Stores to Create ‘Gender-Neutral’ Section for Kids Products

The Golden State has long burnished its reputation as the most “progressive” (at least when it comes to superficial posturing) state in the union by adopting ultra-strict emissions standards and gas taxes (which is why Californians pay $6 a gallon right now), offering official protection to sanctuary cities, and a host of other measures, including — most recently — outlawing bacon with some new ‘animal welfare’ law.

Meanwhile, homelessness and inequality are soaring in Cali as businesses and residents (most recently Tesla and Elon Musk) have fled for the exits, flocking to places like Texas and Florida.

Yet once again, Gov Gavin Newsom demonstrated Saturday just how out of touch the state’s leadership is when he signed into law one of the most ridiculous examples of government overreach in support of enforcing the “woke” agenda that we have ever seen. From here on out, any store in California with more than 500 employees (which essentially means all the big-box stores) are legally required to establish “gender-neutral” sections for a small range of products (essentially just toys and hygiene products).

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Dave Chappelle vs the Mob

The general public loves Dave Chappelle’s new special.

Mainstream critics and the alphabet people hate it and want it banned.

Proving once again that the joyless censors are an extremist minority, but one that enjoys establishment support.

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DC Comics Confirms New Superman Attracted to Dudes

DC Comics confirms that their new Superman, Jonathan Kent, the son of Clark Kent, is attracted to men.

The confirmation came after former DC Comics artist Ethan Van Sciver scooped that DC Comics would make Superman gay in their current Superman: Son of Kal-El series.

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Google Wants to Curate More News and Add “Context”

Google is testing new ways to showcase breaking news and live events.

Google Search began displaying links to news sites at the top of search results for live and newsy events such as the recent Senate debate on the debt limit. Now, according to The Information, the company plans to showcase more relevant data and features on breaking news topics, such as natural disasters, big-ticket sports games, and awards shows.

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Lego to Make Bricks Gender-Neutral After Study Reveals Boys Fear Being Made Fun of for Playing With Girls’ Toys

The Danish toy giant Lego is committing to the removal of “gender stereotypes” in their merchandise line-up, as new data shows how much more boys are afraid of being made fun of for playing with girls’ toys, and not vice versa.

According to The Guardian, the conclusion of a recent survey is that since 71 percent of boys were afraid of playing with girls’ toys, they were missing out on having “confidence” to participate in more activities in comparison.

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

Rolling Stone is Trying to Cancel Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton has been a rock legend for longer than I have been alive. He’s an icon in the music industry who has earned respect and admiration from millions over his career. But he’s been making headlines this year for other reasons.

Since having a severe negative reaction to the AstraZeneca vaccine earlier this year, he’s become an outspoken opponent of the COVID vaccines. He has promised not to perform in venues with vaccine mandates, collaborated with Van Morrison on some anti-vaccine/anti-lockdowns songs, and even bankrolled an anti-vaccine rock group.

And his recent outspokenness as a vaccine skeptic has many of the cultural gatekeepers looking to have him canceled. Rolling Stone magazine has even run a lengthy hit piece on Clapton that blasts his vaccine skepticism.

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

Twitch Breach Reveals Privileged Streamers Placed on “Do Not Ban” List

Facebook doesn’t seem to be alone in creating an “ecosystem” where all users are definitely not made equal — although that is not stated anywhere in the rules and guidelines of these giant social platforms that they seem to religiously enforce.

This two-tier system for “deplorables” and platform “VIPs” was just a part of last week’s “accidental” leak that came out of Amazon’s Twitch, as a result of a huge security breach the company has endured.

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

Why the Village Doesn’t Own Our Kids

When she continued to talk about the content at the open meeting, one of the school officials tried to cut her off, stating that there were children in the audience and her comments were inappropriate.

Imagine that, discussing masturbation, pedophilia and sodomy are age inappropriate. Clearly, there is a dearth of irony among school officials in Fairfax County, Va.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/11/2021

  1. re : University Suspends TPUSA Club for Criticizing Chinese Communist Party

    A college president like Emerson’s Gilligan, who can’t distinguish between the Chinese people and the Chinese Communist Party, is a bloody idiot, and unqualified to be a college president.

    He’s unqualified to teach at the grade school level.

    But given that his inability to distinguish is feigned, he’s also a DISHONEST bloody idiot.

    So, as you say, he’s a “totalitarian monster.”

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