Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/12/2021

Three postal employees were shot to death in a postal facility in the Orange Mound neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee. One of the deceased is thought to have been the shooter. The race of the victims has not been disclosed, so we don’t yet know whether their lives matter.

In other news, administrators at Colorado State University threatened to have students arrested if they failed to show vaccine passports.

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Thanks to Dean, DV, Fjordman, Insubria, JW, MM, Nitzakhon, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» YouTube Reverses Anthony Pompliano Censorship After Lawmaker Backlash
 
USA
» [Exclusive] Southwest Whistleblower: Canceled Flights the Result of a ‘Coordinated Protest’ Against Vaccine Mandate
» “Dehumanized”: COVID Patient in Texas Hospital Had Plastic Bag Placed Over Her Head
» 3 Employees Killed in Shooting at Postal Facility in Memphis
» 3 Tennessee Postal Employees, Including Shooter, Dead in Post Office Shooting, Authorities Say
» A Tale of Two Countries
» Biden 2020 Win ‘Tainted,’ 56% Say it Was a Cheater’s Paradise
» Brooklyn Nets Ban Kyrie Irving From Playing Until He Gets COVID-19 Vaccine
» California Bans Small Off-Road Gas Engines, Including Lawnmowers and Chainsaws
» Chicago Police Officers Leave Department in Record Numbers: ‘People Don’t Want to be the Police’
» Clay: Gruden Gone While Rappers and Watson Continue Represent NFL
» CNN Uses Creepy, Dystopian “Before Times” Rhetoric to Justify Empty Shelves
» Colorado State University Threatens Arrest for Students Who Don’t Show a Vaccine Passport
» COVID Commissars Financially Squeezing, Blackballing Dissenting Doctors
» Demi Lovato Says ‘Alien’ is ‘Derogatory,’ Offensive to Extraterrestrials: Use ‘ETs’ Instead
» DeSantis Fines Florida County Nearly $4 Million for Firing Unvaccinated Workers
» Facebook Sent Cease and Desist Letter to Creator of Extension That Cleared FB Newsfeed
» Forward Party Announces “Data as a Property Right” Policy
» Genocide, Slavery, And Rape: Let’s Remember the Atrocities of Indigenous Peoples
» How Democracy Ends
» Humans Used Tobacco 12,300 Years Ago, New Discovery Suggests
» Husband & Wife Charged With Selling Nuclear Secrets to Foreign Power Are Anti-Trump Leftists
» Is Resistance to COVID-19 Mandates Reaching Critical Mass?
» It’s All Fake: Kamala Harris Used Child Actors Who Had to Audition for Weird NASA Promo
» Judge Overrules NY Governor — Says Employers Must Grant Religious Exemptions to Healthcare Workers
» Loudoun County Father Arrested at School Board Event Says School Tried to Cover Up Daughter’s Bathroom Assault
» MSNBC: Religious Exemptions for Vaccine Mandates Shouldn’t Exist or Something
» NJ Gov and Teachers Busted as the Latest ‘Rules for Thee’ Hypocrites
» NY Times Issues One Hell of a Correction
» Pennsylvania State Universities See Largest Enrollment Drop in Decades
» Police Investigating After Rooftop Patio Furniture Thrown at Pedestrians Several Stories Below
» Portland Reels From Violent Weekend, 13 Shootings in 28 Hours, Police Say
» Raiders Coach John Gruden Resigns Over Leaked Private Decade-Old Emails
» State of the Nation: The Explosive Growth of Concealed-Carry Permits
» Teacher Shot at Timberview HS Released From Hospital, Teen Victim Remains Hospitalized in Good Condition, Police Say
» Technocrat Says Pandemic Won’t be Over Until at Least 2024
» Terrified Virginia Democrats Seek to Change Election Laws After Voting Has Already Started
» The War on Columbus is a War on America
» Trump Supporters Call for Election Audit in Michigan Protest
» Two More Hospitals Demand Mandatory Vaccination Before Allowing Organ Transplants
» Update: Professor Canceled by Woke Outrage Mob Has Last Laugh
» Video: Passenger Named ‘No Mandates’ Called to Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter at San Diego Airport
» Video: Megalomaniac Pelosi Admits She “Thinks a Lot” About “Ruling the World”
» Young Girl Tested With Swab at School Bleeds From Eye, Nose
 
Canada
» Canadians Will Have to Show a Vaccine Passport to Board Flights, Interprovincial Trains From October 29
» ‘This is Dividing Us All’: Group ‘Unified Grassroots’ Holds Rally Against Saskatchewan Vaccine Passport
 
Europe and the EU
» “Excess Deaths” In Europe?
» Another Miss France Attacked in Paris
» Czechia and France Prepare EU Member State Nuclear Alliance
» Czech Senators to Discuss Removing Powers From President Zeman Due to Health Concerns
» Ethical Issues Raised as Pfizer Conducts COVID-19 Vaccine Trials on Orphans
» Far Left ‘Whistleblower’ Frances Haugen to Brief UK Parliament, Facebook Oversight Board
» France: Teen Arrested for Using President Macron’s Personal Vaccine Pass QR Code
» France: Nigerian Sex Traffickers Who Used Witchcraft, Voodoo on Women Sentenced
» German Social Democrats Intent on Forming a Government This Year
» Germany: Cologne to Allow Muezzins to Call for Prayers
» Hungary Has Cheapest Business Costs in the World, According to Global Business Index
» Italy: Anti-Green Pass Deputy Police Chief Suspended
» Italy: Two Probes Opened Into Green Pass-Protest Riot
» No Jab, No School: UK Threatens to Bar Unvaccinated Children From Face-to-Face Learning
» Poland Being Considered as a Location for New Home Appliance Factories by International Companies
» Polish PM Morawiecki: Polexit Nothing But Fake News
» Recovery Fund Money Should be Withheld From Poland, Claim European Parliament VP
» Spanish Right Attacks Biden Over Columbus and Conquests
» UK School Bans Terms ‘Good’ And ‘Bad’ To Describe Children’s Behaviour
» Watch: ‘F*** Joe Biden’ Goes Global as Protesters Shout in Rome
 
North Africa
» Tunisia Has a New Government. 8 Women Out of 24 Ministers
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Israelis March in Tel Aviv in Protest of COVID Restrictions
» Susan Sarandon Thinks Jews Are Native to Europe. That’s Another Kind of Antisemitism.
» Trending: Israel Considering Laws to Hold Social Media Giants Liable for Incitement Posted by Users
 
Far East
» ‘Jab ‘em in Their Sleep’: Philippines’ Duterte Proposes New Way to Force Injections
» Muslim Women in China Were Jailed Under “Pre-Crime” Law for Accessing Gmail and WhatsApp
» The Truth About the ‘Green Economy’
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia Building Quarantine Camps for “Ongoing Operations”
» Extinction Rebellion Protests Blocks CBD Streets in Parliament Occupation
 
Immigration
» African Migrants Fatally Hit by French Train: Report
» Biden Admin Orders ICE to Halt Mass Arrests at Job Sites
» Channel Migrants: French Politicians Call on UK to Overhaul ‘Lax’ Labour Laws to Deter Crossings
» Two Mobs of Illegal Migrants Attempt to Force Their Way Across Polish-Belarusian Border
» Video: $100 Million Border Wall Discarded in Field While Biden Still Pays Contractors to Not Build it
 
Culture Wars
» Exclusive: Cops Allow Pedo Books in Schools
» Go Vax Yourself!
» Netflix Suspends Trans Employee for Crashing Meeting in Attempt to Censor Dave Chappelle
» Netflix Stands by Dave Chappelle After Calls for Censorship
 
General
» W.H.O. Says Climate Crisis is ‘Single Biggest Health Threat Facing Humanity’
 

YouTube Reverses Anthony Pompliano Censorship After Lawmaker Backlash

Bitcoin, a poster child and possibly a blueprint for all kinds of technology-based decentralization, is unsurprisingly not particularly popular with Big Tech and its decidedly centralized model.

And so YouTube first decided to delete the channel of Anthony Pompliano, an investor and a well known figure in the Bitcoin community, saying the content on there was “harmful and dangerous” — to then quickly restore it without any explanation.

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

[Exclusive] Southwest Whistleblower: Canceled Flights the Result of a ‘Coordinated Protest’ Against Vaccine Mandate

In the wake of massive Southwest Airlines cancelations and disruptions, a whistleblower within the company reached out to PJ Media to confirm that employees, including pilots, gate agents, flight attendants, and others, are fighting back against the mandatory vaccines ordered by the federal government. “It’s a coordinated protest,” said the source, on the condition of anonymity.

The employees have coordinated on social media platforms and are standing up at what they believe is a pivotal moment in America that will determine whether the country remains free or slides into despotism. “We know we can stop this,” the whistleblower said. “And if we don’t do it now, it will be too late. Everyone is very excited!”

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

“Dehumanized”: COVID Patient in Texas Hospital Had Plastic Bag Placed Over Her Head

A report by the Odessa Accountability Project claims that a 17-year-old COVID patient suffering from breathing difficulties entered a hospital in Texas, only for staff to place a plastic bag over her head after she removed her face mask.

Yes, really.

A photo of the teenager posted to the group’s Facebook page shows the young woman with the bag, which features the words “equipment cover,” placed over her head and upper body. She is also wearing a face mask.

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

3 Employees Killed in Shooting at Postal Facility in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two U.S. Postal Service workers were fatally shot Tuesday at a postal facility in Memphis and a third employee identified as the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot, authorities said.

It was the third high-profile shooting in or near that west Tennessee city in weeks.

U.S. Postal Inspector Susan Link said that three postal workers were found dead after the shooting at the East Lamar Carrier Annex in a neighborhood southeast of downtown Memphis.

FBI spokeswoman Lisa-Anne Culp said at a news briefing with Link and others that the shooting was carried out by a third postal service worker. But no identities or possible motive were immediately released…

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

3 Tennessee Postal Employees, Including Shooter, Dead in Post Office Shooting, Authorities Say

The police department said there were no active threats and the area was secured

The FBI was investigating a shooting at a Tennessee post office Tuesday where three employees, including the suspected shooter, died, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at the Orange Mound post office, and the Memphis Police Department was assisting with securing the perimeter, the police force tweeted. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement arm of the Postal Service, told Fox News the shooting occurred at the facility called the East Lamar Carrier Annex.

“We are working jointly with the Memphis Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms,” the agency said.

The FBI said the suspected shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot. The police department said there were no active threats and the area was secured…

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

A Tale of Two Countries

If this obscenity doesn’t leave you absolutely sick with fury, please consider having someone nearby check to see that you still have a pulse. Because frankly, I don’t see how any Real American possibly could.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Biden 2020 Win ‘Tainted,’ 56% Say it Was a Cheater’s Paradise

A growing number of likely voters believe that cheating tainted President Joe Biden’s 2020 win over former President Donald Trump, and even more feel that a key Democratic election reform scheme will increase fraud.

In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 56% of respondents said, “It’s likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, including 41% who say it’s ‘very likely.’“

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

Brooklyn Nets Ban Kyrie Irving From Playing Until He Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

The Brooklyn Nets have banned 29-year-old Kyrie Irving from both games and practice until he gets the Covid-19 vaccine, just one week before the team kicks off their regular season against the Bucks.

The star point and shooting guard will even be barred from playing during away games — the vast majority which will be held in locations where there is no local vaccine mandate. The Nets said they won’t allow Irving to be deemed “part-time” in terms of his availability for games.

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

California Bans Small Off-Road Gas Engines, Including Lawnmowers and Chainsaws

Authored by Christopher Burroughs via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

California moved one step closer to ending reliance on fossil fuels as Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new bill into law on Sunday to ban all off-road gas-powered engines.

The new law requires the state to apply the new rule by Jan. 1, 2024, or as soon as regulators determine is “feasible,” whichever date is later, according to the bill.

The bill served as one step in the governor’s California Comeback Plan that includes a strong focus on climate change initiatives.

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

Chicago Police Officers Leave Department in Record Numbers: ‘People Don’t Want to be the Police’

Amid the defund the police movement, Chicago police officers are retiting in record numbers, while many are leaving the big city department for smaller ones.

An ex-officer spoke about their decision to leave the Chicago police department on the condition of anonymity, reported CBS. The former officer said, “I think that you have to take care of yourself first. I was frustrated with the work schedule and being put in unexpected situations,” adding his cohort is underpaid for the role.

Serving eight years at the Chicago Police Department (CPD), he knows of at least 10 others who’ve done the same in the past year.

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

Clay: Gruden Gone While Rappers and Watson Continue Represent NFL

Jon Gruden resigned as Las Vegas Raiders coach before he could be fired over offensive emails sent a decade ago. Yet the lyrics sung at Super Bowl halftime shows are at least equally offensive — and that is why Clay Travis says the NFL is looking pretty hypocritical right now.

“Every rapper the NFL has performing at the Super Bowl has more offensive lyrics than Jon Gruden had in his emails. How does the NFL reconcile the difference in treatment?” Clay asked in a series of tweets. “These are questions all sports media would be asking if they were real journalists.”

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

CNN Uses Creepy, Dystopian “Before Times” Rhetoric to Justify Empty Shelves

Questions are being asked of CNN after the network used the creepy dystopian phrase “Before Times” to describe a time pre-COVID when grocery shelves weren’t empty.

The phrase appears in a report about how grocery shelves “are not going back to normal this year” as a result of labor shortages and transportation restrictions.

“If you hoped grocery stores this fall and winter would look like they did in the Before Times, with limitless options stretching out before you in the snack, drink, candy and frozen foods aisles, get ready for some disappointing news,” states the article.

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

Colorado State University Threatens Arrest for Students Who Don’t Show a Vaccine Passport

Colorado State University removed students from campus and threatened arrest because they did not show a vaccine passport.

As found by an obtained email letter, (via Turning Point USA), Colorado State sent an email to unvaccinated students claiming they were threatening the safety of the school’s community.

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

COVID Commissars Financially Squeezing, Blackballing Dissenting Doctors

The University of California put psychiatrist and bioethics professor Aaron Kheriaty on “investigatory leave” after he sued the university system for refusing to recognize natural immunity such as his among exemptions to its COVID vaccine mandate.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Demi Lovato Says ‘Alien’ is ‘Derogatory,’ Offensive to Extraterrestrials: Use ‘ETs’ Instead

Gun control-pushing, “Impeach Trump” songstress Demi Lovato claims the word “alien” is a “derogatory term” offensive to extraterrestrial life and suggests people use “ETs” instead.

“I think that we have to stop calling them aliens because aliens is a derogatory term for anything. That’s why I like to call them ETs!” Lovato said in a recent interview with PEDESTRIANtv. “So yeah, that’s a little tidbit. A little information that I learned.”

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

DeSantis Fines Florida County Nearly $4 Million for Firing Unvaccinated Workers

On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Health is fining Leon County for violating the state’s ban on vaccine passports, and for firing employees who did not receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

In a tweet on Tuesday, DeSantis wrote, “no oner should lose their job because of COVID shots… We must protect the jobs of Floridians and preserve the ability of Floridians to make their own decisions regrading what shots to take.”

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

Facebook Sent Cease and Desist Letter to Creator of Extension That Cleared FB Newsfeed

Facebook continues to be singled out compared to other Big Tech offenders and is under particular scrutiny from many media outlets, this time for banning a developer who came up with an add-on that allowed users to unfollow everything in their Facebook feed.

The real questions are hardly ever asked, though: how Facebook makes its money, what happens to user data, and what happens to competing platforms who, among other hurdles in their path, must cope with the impenetrable digital marketing duopoly set up by Facebook and Google.

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

Forward Party Announces “Data as a Property Right” Policy

Not everyone in the US is preoccupied with how using Facebook and social media provided by other massive tech corporations affects user happiness — there are those who are, or are trying to, keep the focus on what makes these corporations so massive in the first place (hint: it isn’t user experience, good or bad), and what to do about it.

Entrepreneur and former Democratic Party presidential primaries candidate Andrew Yang is one of them, with his Forward Party now publishing a proposal on tackling the issue of personal data use and abuse by assigning data the status of a property right.

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

Genocide, Slavery, And Rape: Let’s Remember the Atrocities of Indigenous Peoples

In other words, many Native Americans viewed European settlers as useful in their broader fight to kill and enslave other Native Americans. Their aims were no better or worse than those of many Europeans.

Humans, always looking to exploit their fellow beings for their own gain — it is a tale as old as time.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

How Democracy Ends

The pandemic events of 2020-2021 outline a potential pathway for a future democratically elected President of the United States to systematically end democracy. The course of events leading to this outcome need not be a repeat of the direct assault on the Capitol, but a distortion of risk of illness as a justification for military force and suspension of democratic norms.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Humans Used Tobacco 12,300 Years Ago, New Discovery Suggests

Four charred tobacco plant seeds found in an ancient Utah fireplace suggest early Americans may have been using the plant 12,300 years ago.

The finding makes the first known use of tobacco some 9,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Researchers believe hunter-gatherers in the Great Salt Lake Desert may have sucked or smoked wads of the plant.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Husband & Wife Charged With Selling Nuclear Secrets to Foreign Power Are Anti-Trump Leftists

The husband and wife team facing espionage charges after they allegedly tried to sell stolen nuclear secrets to a foreign power have been revealed to be anti-Trump leftists.

Imagine my shock.

Diana Toebbe and Jonathan Toebbe were charged with violations of the Atomic Energy Act by federal prosecutors after they tried to sell nuclear-powered submarine secrets to someone who they thought was a representative of the unnamed foreign country.

In fact, the couple had been talking to an undercover FBI agent all along.

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

Is Resistance to COVID-19 Mandates Reaching Critical Mass?

I’ve also been told, by a nurse at a major hospital in a very big city a couple of hours’ drive from here, that there’s quiet, unofficial collusion among the staff to avoid vaccination by accepting an injection of saline solution instead. The official vaccination card is filled in with what they should have received, but in reality they’re walking out with a little salty water in their veins instead. In sheer desperation, some hospitals needing to hire travel nurses are said to be issuing them with (and registering with the authorities) brand-new COVID-19 “passports” that are completely fraudulent, not even going through the pretense of a saline injection. My informant told me that without such covert “work-arounds”, her hospital would have had to shut down more than half of its departments.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

It’s All Fake: Kamala Harris Used Child Actors Who Had to Audition for Weird NASA Promo

While President Biden draws ridicule for using a ‘Truman Show’ fake White House set across from the actual White House…

.Vice President Kamala Harris is earning jeers of her own for using child actors in a recent NASA YouTube video about space exploration.

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

Judge Overrules NY Governor — Says Employers Must Grant Religious Exemptions to Healthcare Workers

A federal judge in New York ruled on Tuesday that State Health Officials must allow employers to grant religious exemptions to a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers while a lawsuit challenging the mandate proceeds through the courts, according to the NY Times.

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

Loudoun County Father Arrested at School Board Event Says School Tried to Cover Up Daughter’s Bathroom Assault

A parent who was arrested during a June school board meeting in Loudoun County, Virginia, is accusing the district of trying to cover up an alleged bathroom sexual assault by a gender-fluid individual against his daughter in order to further its transgender rights agenda.

Scott Smith was found guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in August after he was filmed being dragged by police from the Loudoun County School Board meeting on June 22. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, all suspended, contingent on a year of good behavior, Loudoun Now reported at the time.

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

MSNBC: Religious Exemptions for Vaccine Mandates Shouldn’t Exist or Something

Again, let’s apply this to the Press: how would MSNBC like the state of Texas to censor their broadcasts and website, in the name of “protection of society”? Remember, each state has its own Constitution, which protects freedom of religion and freedom of the press. Jessica would be fine with this, right?

It’s a very slippery slope, which is simply mean to do away with religious freedoms.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

NJ Gov and Teachers Busted as the Latest ‘Rules for Thee’ Hypocrites

We have a “two-for” “Rules for Thee” story today.

We’ve been following the hypocritical stories of Democrats who push for vaccination mandates and pandemic restrictions but then don’t follow those rules themselves. Our last one was California Governor Gavin Newsom saying he would impose a mandate on school kids 12 and up to be vaccinated, but not having his own daughter vaccinated yet

Today’s story hits both a Democratic politician and a school boards association.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphywas in attendance at the Garden State Equality Ball where he was partying down in Asbury Park. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) was also there. Both were maskless.

Among the people in attendance were teachers from the Essex County Educators Association (ECEA) who posted pictures of the party.

Lo and behold, virtually no one was wearing a mask — neither the teachers nor Murphy — although the event was held completely indoors. This despite the state’s mandate that all faculty, students, and staff have to wear face masks while in school all day and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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

NY Times Issues One Hell of a Correction

The New York Times has had to issue a lengthy, embarrassing correction to a report that wildly inflated the risk of covid to children in order to push Pfizer’s experimental mRNA shots on kids as young as five.

From The New York Times:

Correction: Oct. 7, 2021

An earlier version of this article incorrectly described actions taken by regulators in Sweden and Denmark. They have halted use of the Moderna vaccine in children; they have not begun offering single doses. The article also misstated the number of Covid hospitalizations in U.S. children. It is more than 63,000 from August 2020 to October 2021, not 900,000 since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition, the article misstated the timing of an F.D.A. meeting on authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children. It is later this month, not next week.

Apoorva Mandavilli is a reporter focusing on science and global health. She is the 2019 winner of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. @apoorva_nyc

This “award-winning” reporter inflated the covid risk to children by over 1400% in an article pushing for kids to take an experimental shot from Big Pharma for a disease which poses them minuscule risk.

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

Pennsylvania State Universities See Largest Enrollment Drop in Decades

By Justin Heinze of Patch.com

Pennsylvania’s state university education system saw a historic drop in enrollment this school year, according to statistics released this week, with student numbers falling to their lowest point in more than 20 years.

There are presently 93,704 students enrolled in the state’s 14 universities, more than 2,000 less than last year and marking the 11th straight year of net enrollment decline across the state.

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

Police Investigating After Rooftop Patio Furniture Thrown at Pedestrians Several Stories Below

OMAHA, Neb. — Patio furniture fell from the sky in the Old Market on Saturday.

Witnesses told police at least two men on the roof of the Old Market Lofts were throwing things at pedestrians several stories below.

Several people are listed in the police reports as having dodged metal tables, chairs and more.

At 10th and Jones streets, you can still see rocks in the road.

Lisa Brauer said one of them nearly hit her.

“I was checking the meter, and someone was like, ‘Look out,’“ Brauer said.

Brauer works for Park Omaha.

She was checking meters Saturday night when something whizzed past her and crashed to the ground.

“This rock fell, supposedly a rock fell, from several stories up. So I just kind of looked up,” Brauer said.

She said it was around 8:30 p.m., dark, and all she knew was that rock fell too close.

“Somebody yelled, ‘Look out!’ and a metal patio table just fell like 6 inches from where I was,” Brauer said…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Portland Reels From Violent Weekend, 13 Shootings in 28 Hours, Police Say

Authorities in Portland, Oregon, responded to 13 shootings in a 28-hour span over the weekend, which left one person dead and three others injured across the city amid a sharp uptick in violent crime.

The incidents occurred from Friday night through Sunday morning, the Portland Police Bureau said.

At one point, officers responded to five shootings in three hours, which “placed a significant strain on resources,” authorities said.

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

Raiders Coach John Gruden Resigns Over Leaked Private Decade-Old Emails

John Gruden resigned as Las Vegas Raiders’ coach following leaked emails that revealed previous emails that some thought contained “homophobic,” “racist,” and “misogynistic” remarks.

“I have resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone,” Gruden said in a statement released Monday night.

Gruden became the subject of controversy last week after leaked emails from a decade ago alleged that he repeatedly used insensitive language. The emails were obtained by the Wall Street Journal during an “investigation” into the Washington Football Team.

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

State of the Nation: The Explosive Growth of Concealed-Carry Permits

But we defund the police, and the DOJ is investigating parents who have the temerity to question the actions of their local school boards. Our government seems more concerned with controlling the people who are upset, concerned, or scared than it is with addressing the conditions that have given rise to the problem. The powers that be are more focused on preventing people from owning guns than trying to honestly deal with the issues that are driving those people to want them. Should it be any wonder that more people trust themselves than their government to protect them?

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Teacher Shot at Timberview HS Released From Hospital, Teen Victim Remains Hospitalized in Good Condition, Police Say

English teacher Calvin Pettit was released from the hospital Monday afternoon, according to police.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Editor’s note: The above video about Zacchaeus Selby is from October 8.

A teacher who was shot last week at Mansfield ISD’s Timberview High School has been released from the hospital, police said Monday.

English teacher Calvin Pettit, 25, was identified as one of two victims shot during the Oct. 6 incident. He did not have to undergo surgery.

Zacchaeus Selby, 15, was the other victim who was shot. Police said Monday he remains hospitalized but was upgraded to good condition.

Selby’s family said he was shot four times and underwent multiple surgeries. He faces a long road to recovery, according to his family.

The suspect, 18-year-old Timothy Simpkins, was arrested hours after the shooting and faced multiple charges of aggravated assault with a gun. He was released on bond on Oct. 7 from the Tarrant County jail.

Police said they are investigating the moments leading up to the shooting that were captured on cellphone video by a student…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Technocrat Says Pandemic Won’t be Over Until at Least 2024

The pandemic won’t be over until at least 2024, according to a Yale professor.

The reason?

You didn’t comply hard enough.

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

Terrified Virginia Democrats Seek to Change Election Laws After Voting Has Already Started

The governor’s race in Virginia is heating up, with Glenn Youngkin, once a big underdog in the relatively blue state, gaining more and more momentum. A recent poll, for example, showed the Republican actually leading Democrat Terry McAuliffe among likely voters.

Given the tendency for polls, especially state-level polls, to overstate Democrat standing, staying within striking distance is all Youngkin needs to do for the upset to be a serious possibility.

But if you were looking for more evidence that Democrats see Youngkin as a serious threat and are terrified he may win, look no further than this latest development out of heavily blue Fairfax County.

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

The War on Columbus is a War on America

(I first wrote this article in 2009 and have been posting it every year. In the decade since, Indigenous People’s Day went from obscure revisionist history to the dominant narrative embraced by Democrats. Statues of Columbus have been destroyed or removed. Biden and numerous blue states and cities have gotten behind Indigenous People’s Day. Some of the references from 2009 are no longer relevant, but a decade later the article’s theme and its prediction, that the next target would be America and Independence Day is very much a current reality.)

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Supporters Call for Election Audit in Michigan Protest

LANSING, MICH. (NewsNation Now) — Supporters of former President Donald Trump gathered outside the Michigan State Capitol on Tuesday to demand that lawmakers undertake an independent audit of the 2020 election results.

Dozens attended the rally registered by a group called “Election Integrity Fund and Force.”

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson tweeted the following in response to the rally:

It’s disgraceful to see the former president and his enablers in the Michigan legislature continue to undermine faith in what was a successful, secure election, executed exceptionally well by over 1500 clerks & affirmed by 250+ audits conducted by professional election officials.

The protestors held signs that read, “Demand A Full Forensic Audit” and “We Want Voter ID.”

“Save America,” read another sign.

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Two More Hospitals Demand Mandatory Vaccination Before Allowing Organ Transplants

Two more hospital systems, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, have announced that they won’t perform organ transplants unless both the donor and the patient have received the COVID-19 vaccination.

The revelation follows the news that Colorado’s UCHealth denied a woman who was in stage five renal failure a kidney transplant because she refused to take the jab.

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Update: Professor Canceled by Woke Outrage Mob Has Last Laugh

Last week I reported what happened when tenured University of Chicago Professor Dorian Abbot questioned his university’s Diversity/Equity/Inclusion (DEI) efforts in a series of YouTube videos and articles. The professor faced backlash immediately. Soon, a small group of leftist ideologues mounted a successful Twitter campaign against him resulting in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) canceling a distinguished science lecture Abbot had been invited to give simply because the woke mob disagreed with some of his political positions.

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Video: Passenger Named ‘No Mandates’ Called to Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter at San Diego Airport

In what appeared to be a prank pulled by an airline passenger opposed to restrictive vaccine mandates, the Southwest Airlines ticket counter at the San Diego Airport called a person named “Noman Dates” (No Mandates) to the counter over the airport gate intercom. Opposition to Southwest Airlines’ vaccine mandates has sparked rumors of a pilots’ strike, though corporate media has rushed to “debunk” such claims.

“Attention at the terminal, Noman Dates. Noman Dates. Please get your party, Southwest ticket counter. Noman Dates. Please get your party, Southwest ticket counter,” the intercom blares in the video, as passengers line up at the gate.

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Video: Megalomaniac Pelosi Admits She “Thinks a Lot” About “Ruling the World”

During a speech before NATO delegates in Lisbon, Portugal Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that she daydreams about what she would do if she “ruled the world”.

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Young Girl Tested With Swab at School Bleeds From Eye, Nose

A young girl eager to return to school needs a nasal swab test. Her Mom says 30 minutes after returning home, she was bleeding from her nose…and an eye. Hospital staff allegedly stated this is “normal.”

(Disturbing picture warning.)

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Canadians Will Have to Show a Vaccine Passport to Board Flights, Interprovincial Trains From October 29

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that all Canadians will be required to show a vaccine passport to board a cruise, train, or plane to travel in and out of Canada’s provinces.

Rights advocates insist that such strict measures are against human rights laws

The new vaccine mandate for travel will take effect on October 30. It has a temporary provision where one could use a negative test passport instead of being fully vaccinated. But the temporary provision will expire after one month.

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‘This is Dividing Us All’: Group ‘Unified Grassroots’ Holds Rally Against Saskatchewan Vaccine Passport

On October 1, Saskatchewan’s “Proof-of-Vaccination” policy came into effect.

This extremely strict policy requires proof of two doses of a COVID vaccine to enter restaurants, gyms, standalone liquor stores, cannabis shops and more. While this has been difficult for many to adjust to, a bigger challenge is how many employers will be enforcing this policy for employees across the public and private sector, including Crown corporation workers and even health care workers under the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).

Generally, the employee must either show proof-of-vaccination or provide negative COVID tests on a weekly basis, often at the employee’s expense, without coverage from SK Health. There are limited private testing centres, and rapid tests can cost as much as $80 or more each.

This is putting a huge strain on low-income citizens, especially rural people who sometimes must travel more than two hours to a testing centre. No medical exemptions are offered, and natural immunity is not considered. This has led to a great deal of anxiety and division.

Enter: Unified Grassroots.

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“Excess Deaths” In Europe?

In the absence of any other explanation, it’s a logical conclusion to look for (a) common factor(s) affecting all European populations at this time. The only one that springs to mind is the enormous pressure to vaccinate everybody against COVID-19. Given that well over half the European population is said to have been vaccinated over the past nine months, one can’t help but ask whether that isn’t the likeliest explanation for the sudden increase in excess deaths.

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Another Miss France Attacked in Paris

Another woman formerly crowned Miss France says she was recently attacked in the streets of Paris, according to reports.

Delphine Wespiser is the second Miss France winner to report an assault in the capital city in less than a month.

Wespiser, a model, TV presenter, and politician, was voted the most beautiful woman in France in 2012.

In a post on her Instagram page that has since expired, Wespiser said she was violently robbed last week in Paris, blasting rampant lawlessness in her homeland, Télé Loisirs reports.

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Czechia and France Prepare EU Member State Nuclear Alliance

The Czech Republic and France are preparing an alliance of European Union member states in nuclear energy. Štepanka Filipova, a spokeswoman for the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade, announced the alliance on Monday. The joint statement of both countries said, among other things, that “if Europe is to win the climate war, it needs nuclear energy. It is a vital and reliable source for everyone to secure a low-carbon future.” Bulgaria, Finland, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia also joined the plan, said Filipova.

“We have similar interests with France, as we are both nuclear-oriented countries, and so we have agreed on a common approach. We want Brussels to recognize nuclear and gas as sustainable activities according to the taxonomy. This will pave the way for cheaper funding and the construction of new nuclear resources.

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Czech Senators to Discuss Removing Powers From President Zeman Due to Health Concerns

On Tuesday, October 19, the Constitutional Commission of the Czech Senate will decide whether President Milos Zeman is able to exercise his duties after recently being transported to the hospital. It will also clarify how to proceed if his health does not improve. In recent days, there have been growing concerns that Zeman can no longer properly administer his job responsibilities. Should it decide to do so, Parliament could activate Article 66 of the Constitution and remove presidential powers from Zeman. The president should currently mediate the talks about creating a new government after the elections.

“I wish the President a speedy recovery, but we are in a situation where it is necessary to have clearly stated procedures if a speedy recovery does not take place,” wrote Senator from the Mayors and Independent (STAN) movement Zdenek Hraba on Facebook.

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Ethical Issues Raised as Pfizer Conducts COVID-19 Vaccine Trials on Orphans

The Children’s Health Protection Organization has received a report from Poland that Pfizer is testing its Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine on six-month-old orphans. This has prompted the Polish Parliament and Senate to organize a meeting discussing the medical, legal and ethical aspects of medical testing on infants and children.

According to Pfizer’s website, there have been three separate cycles of Pfizer COVID vaccine trials where they enrolled up to 4,500 children ages 6 months to 11 years in more than 90 clinical trials in the United States, Finland, Poland and Spain.

The company has been conducting COVID vaccine trials in Polish children aged 3 to 11 years. Intelligence reports also indicate that at least eight private clinics or research centers are part of those conducting these trials. The information has been kept from the public because of Pfizer’s “secrecy” clauses.

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Far Left ‘Whistleblower’ Frances Haugen to Brief UK Parliament, Facebook Oversight Board

Far-left Facebook “whistleblower” Frances Haug stated this week that she will be meeting with the social media giant’s Oversight Board in the coming weeks. She is also scheduled to appear before the UK Parliament later this month.

Axios reports that Facebook “whistleblower” Frances Haugen stated this week that she will be meeting the Facebook Oversight Board in the coming weeks.

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France: Teen Arrested for Using President Macron’s Personal Vaccine Pass QR Code

Police have arrested a 19-year-old in Marseille for entering a hospital using the QR code for French president Emmanuel Macron’s coronavirus passport.

The teen presented the French leader’s QR code at the Salvator Hospital of Marseille last Tuesday. Security guards realised the young man was attempting to enter the hospital using bogus credentials but allowed him to enter before informing the police.

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France: Nigerian Sex Traffickers Who Used Witchcraft, Voodoo on Women Sentenced

Twelve Nigerian men and two women were sentenced between two and nine years by a French court for trafficking at least forty women for sex, often using witchcraft and voodoo beliefs to control their victims.

The sex trafficking network is said to have operated between 2014 and 2017, luring 40 young women between the ages of 18 and 30 to the French city of Marseille where they were forced to become prostitutes.

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German Social Democrats Intent on Forming a Government This Year

The German Social Democrats (SPD) believe that the country will have a new government this year, according to party deputy chairman Kevin Kühnert, who told this to the ARD TV station. The Social Democrats, meanwhile, have intensified preliminary talks with their likely future coalition partners, the Greens and the Liberal Free Democrats (FDP).

In the September parliamentary elections, the SPD narrowly defeated the conservative CDU/CSU union and in recent days began negotiations with a pair of smaller parties, which finished in third and fourth place, on future government cooperation.

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Germany: Cologne to Allow Muezzins to Call for Prayers

In a town hall decision intended as a sign of respect, Cologne is the first large city in Germany to allow all 45 mosques to call to prayer through muezzins, according to a report by tagesspiegel.de.

The muezzins will make calls to prayers every Friday between noon and 3 p.m. for five minutes. The volume of their calls will be determined based on the location of the mosque. The mosque community must choose a contact person who will answer questions and handle complaints. Cologne’s mosques will have to apply for a special permit.

Approximately 5.5 million Muslims live in Germany, a third of which live in North Rhine-Westphalia. There are currently around 3,000 mosques in Germany, of which only about one percent has muezzins calling Muslims to pray.

In Germany, the muezzin call was first heard in 1985 in Düren. At that time, the court had to decide on granting the permit.

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Hungary Has Cheapest Business Costs in the World, According to Global Business Index

The 2021 Business Cost Index has published its annual data, a report that is used by companies and investors as a reference point in starting a business abroad. As well as listing US business cost data broken down by states, the report also has a global index that ranks 31 countries, mostly those located in Europe, in terms of business, energy, or taxation expenses, plus wages and other criteria.

For those familiar with global taxation rates, it will come as no surprise that Hungary should be so high up on the list of those countries where starting an international business comes at a low cost. However, after the post-COVID global economic reshuffle, Hungary has actually managed to come up on top of the list of cheapest countries to invest in. The index takes into account average annual wages, average electricity price (cents per kWh), average internet price per Mbit, and top corporate income tax rate, all of which are then summed up in a 1 to 10 business cost affordability score. Hungary managed to score 8.31 points, followed by Lithuania (7.89), Czech Republic (7.39), Estonia (7.13), and Poland (7.03).

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Italy: Anti-Green Pass Deputy Police Chief Suspended

Alessandra Schilirò addressed crowd at Rome protest rally

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 11 — An Italian deputy police chief who addressed the crowd at a protest in Rome Saturday against the government’s Green Pass vaccine passport has been suspended from duty.

Alessandra Schilirò spoke to protesters in Rome’s San Giovannia square before the protest turned violent.

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Italy: Two Probes Opened Into Green Pass-Protest Riot

Draghi visits ransacked HQ of trade union CGIL

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 11 — Rome prosecutors have opened two probes into the violence that broke out during Saturday’s protest against the Green Pass vaccine passport in the capital, sources have said.

On Monday Premier Mario Draghi visited the headquarters of the CGIL trade union, which were ransacked during the rioting.

The first investigation regards six of the 12 people arrested in relation to the violence and who are suspected of being the ringleaders.

These include Forza Nuova (FN) leader Roberto Fiore, another senior member of the far-right group, Giuliano Castellino, and Luigi Aronica, a former member of the NAR right-wing terrorist group. They are suspected of instigation to commit a crime, devastation and looting.

The other probe regards the other six arrested people, who could face charges that include resisting arrest, injuring a public official and aggravated bodily harm.

The centre-left Democratic Party (PD), meanwhile, on Monday presented a motion in parliament calling on the government to dissolve Forza Nuova and other parties inspired by Fascism.

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.

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.

Brothers of Italy (FdI) leader Giorgia Meloni said “they want to do away with FdI” after PD deputy head Peppe Provenzano accused her of “ambiguity” in saying she could not identify the “matrix” of the violence and PD chief Enrico Letta said she “cannot distance herself from neoFascist thuggery”.

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No Jab, No School: UK Threatens to Bar Unvaccinated Children From Face-to-Face Learning

The British government has embarked on a pressure campaign to make parents get their children vaccinated or potentially risk losing the ability for their kids to attend school in person.

While the Boris Johnson administration has not mandated coronavirus vaccines for children, Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Education Secretary Nahdhim Zahawi have written to parents warning their children might be prevented from face-to-face lessons.

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Poland Being Considered as a Location for New Home Appliance Factories by International Companies

In the case of Samsung, the matter concerns the expanded production of tumble dryers and most likely fridges. The company is interested in developing the production of home appliances in Europe, and Poland seems to be a natural fit for the Korean investor, which already has factories producing fridges and washing machines in other parts of the country.

Nevertheless, not everything is certain in this regard, as Samsung is also considering other locations, including other Central European countries. Samsung currently has factories located in Slovakia and Hungary.

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Polish PM Morawiecki: Polexit Nothing But Fake News

In September 2021, Law and Justice (PiS) passed the “On Poland’s membership in the EU and Poland’s sovereignty” resolution, which excluded any possibility of Poland departing the European Union (aka “Polexit”).

Meanwhile, after the Constitutional Tribunal ruling that Polish Constitution is the supreme law in Poland, Civic Platform (PO) leader Donald Tusk has begun claiming that PiS wants to take Poland out of the EU. He even stated sarcastically that this would be associated with the disassembly of highways and that the Polish National Stadium would be constructed after Polish accession to the EU.

During Sunday protests in Warsaw in which, according to police estimation, 15-20,000 people participated, Tusk and several other opposition politicians tried to convince protestors that PiS wants Polexit to happen.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki spoke up on the issue through social media and struck back against opposition claims by emphasizing that Polexit was a “myth” and “fake news”.

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Recovery Fund Money Should be Withheld From Poland, Claim European Parliament VP

The recent ruling of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal sparked intense outrage among both EU officials and Polish opposition representatives. The Vice President of the European Parliament Katarina Barley, the same person who is infamous for previously threatening Poland and Hungary with “financial starvation”, is one of the most vocal critics of the ruling.

“According to Law and Justice (PiS), the Court of Justice of the EU is to be silent on the matter of what the Polish government is doing with the judiciary. That is wishful thinking,” she told ultra-liberal “Gazeta Wyborcza”.

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Spanish Right Attacks Biden Over Columbus and Conquests

Spanish right-wing politicians are rebuffing calls for Spain to apologise for dark chapters in its colonial past and have scorned US President Joe Biden’s recent acknowledgement of the atrocities suffered by indigenous peoples.

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UK School Bans Terms ‘Good’ And ‘Bad’ To Describe Children’s Behaviour

A school in Leicestershire, England, has banned the terms “good” and “bad” to describe pupil behaviour because the headteacher wanted to remove “emotional words” from classroom management.

Teachers at Loughborough Amherst School will instead describe good and bad behaviour as either “skilful or unskilful”, with headmaster Dr Julian Murphy saying the policy, loaned from Buddhism, was “designed to take the emotional heat out of language”.

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Watch: ‘F*** Joe Biden’ Goes Global as Protesters Shout in Rome

Crowds are increasingly expressing their disapproval of President Joe Biden, not only in the U.S. but across the globe as demonstrators shout “F*** Joe Biden!” from American college football games to protests in Rome.

During an anti-coronavirus mandate protest in Italy, protesters reportedly shouted “F*** Joe Biden” as they passed the American Embassy in Rome Saturday.

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Tunisia Has a New Government. 8 Women Out of 24 Ministers

Priorities fight against corruption and economic recovery

TUNIS — Tunisia has a new government as of Monday, 11 weeks after the dismissal of the previous one by Tunisian President Kais Saied, who took full powers on 25 July, the president’s office announced.

“The president of the Republic enacts a decree that nominates the head of government and its members,” said the statement from the president’s office just prior to the official TV broadcast of the swearing-in ceremony.

The new government team announced during the ceremony by prime minister-elect Najla Bouden is made up of 24 ministers, including eight woman, and an undersecretary for foreign affairs.

The nomination of the ministers took place by presidential decree.

The exceptional measures do not foresee a confidence vote in Parliament, because Parliament is suspended.

For all intents and purposes, this is the president’s government.

According to Decree 117 of 22 September, in fact, “executive power is exercised by the president of the Republic aided by a government led by a head of government”.

Among the ministers, some confirmations such as Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi and the return of 53-year-old lawyer Taoufick Charfeddine to the Interior Ministry.

Charfeddine is one of President Saied’s trusted advisors, as he coordinated the president’s electoral campaign in 2019 in Sousse.

Charfeddine was exonerated last January by then-Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, as part of an operation that then led to a reshuffle that Saied judged unconstitutional and thus refused the appointment of the ministers proposed and approved by Parliament.

It was Mechichi’s decision to sack Charfeddine that irreparably broke the relationship between the two.

At the head of the Justice Ministry is Najla Jaffel, with Imed Memich heading the Ministry of Defence.

Two women — Sarah Zaafrani and Neil Nouira Ghandri — will head the Ministry of Infrastructure and Ministry of Industry, respectively.

The absolute first priority of the Bouden government is the fight against corruption and economic recovery.

“Fighting against corruption, which is increasingly worsening, to give back hope to Tunisians in a better future,” she said.

The new Tunisian government’s objective is “giving back trust to the people”.

“We have to restore citizens’ trust in the Tunisian State and foreign countries’ trust in our country,” she said.

“Competence and experience will be the keys to reaching these objectives and improving the efficiency of the work of public institutions,” she said, presenting her agenda, in which “great importance” will be given to economic recovery and improving citizens’ living conditions and purchasing power.

“This government will work for the good of the country and the people and will be open to all parties,” Bouden said in a video from the Tunisian president’s office.

“We are going through historically difficult times, but we can do it,” Saied said immediately after the swearing-in of the new Bouden government, expressing gratitude for the progress made in the fight against the Covid pandemic.

In particular, Saied recognised that “the Tunisian prime minister has taken on a great responsibility in these circumstances”.

The nomination of the government comes nearly three months after Saied’s decision on 25 July to sack Prime Minister Mechici and suspend Parliament, invoking Article 80 of the Constitution.

On 22 September, Saied further reinforced the powers of the presidency, at the expense of the legislative and executive.

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Israelis March in Tel Aviv in Protest of COVID Restrictions

Israelis once again took to the streets in Tel Aviv on Saturday night in protest against the government’s Oct. 3 decision to restrict the country’s COVID “Green Pass” to only those who have received a vaccine booster shot or those who have recently recovered from the disease.

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Susan Sarandon Thinks Jews Are Native to Europe. That’s Another Kind of Antisemitism.

Even if you think that most Palestinians are natives, when did they ever “steward” the areas of Palestine? The area was controlled by British, Turks, Ayyubid and Mamluk Egyptians, Crusaders, Byzantines, Romans — but never by Arab residents.

The last time it was controlled by natives was when it was called Judea.

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Trending: Israel Considering Laws to Hold Social Media Giants Liable for Incitement Posted by Users

A team of experts working for the Israeli Ministry of Communications is considering new laws that would hold social media companies liable for incitement posted by users on their platforms. Though newspapers and television networks have long been liable for such content, this is a new and potentially dramatic move for social media giants.

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‘Jab ‘em in Their Sleep’: Philippines’ Duterte Proposes New Way to Force Injections

Filipino ninja doctors may soon be sneaking into the homes of Covid-19 vaccine refuseniks to inject them in their sleep.

At least that’s the idea proposed by the country’s trigger-happy president.

The unorthodox approach to boosting vaccination rates was touted by Rodrigo Duterte during his latest ‘Talk to the People’ address on Monday. “I know many people are still hesitant,” the president said, as quoted by local media.

“So find them in your barangays (neighborhoods). Let’s enter their houses and vaccinate them while they are asleep. End of story.”

[Comment: This corona madness must die.]

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Muslim Women in China Were Jailed Under “Pre-Crime” Law for Accessing Gmail and WhatsApp

A new book, “In The Camps: China’s High-Tech Penal Colony,” tells a tale of China’s oppressive internet security rules, and describes incidents of detention and “reeducation.”

Google and Facebook are banned in the mainland, so using their services like Gmail and WhatsApp is only possible via VPNs — but that activity is something that has been landing some ethnic Muslims, members of the Uighurs and Hui minorities, in months-long detention, the book claims.

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The Truth About the ‘Green Economy’

The ‘green economy’ = rolling blackouts, empty grocery shelves, carbon rationing limits & fuel shortages.

Meanwhile, China burns half the world’s coal.

It’s a joke.

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Australia Building Quarantine Camps for “Ongoing Operations”

Despite some states tentatively beginning to lift lockdown restrictions, Australian authorities are building quarantine camps that won’t be completed until next year in order to prepare for “ongoing operations” and to house those “who have not had access to vaccination.”

According to ABC Australia, one such 1,000-bed quarantine facility at Wellcamp Airport outside Toowoomba will be fully completed by the end of March 2022.

“At this stage, the cabins will be used by domestic travellers returning from COVID hotspots,” states the report.

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Extinction Rebellion Protests Blocks CBD Streets in Parliament Occupation

Protestors are causing a disturbance in the Brisbane CBD as part of a call for leaders to recognise the declining state of the Great Barrier Reef.

A lone protestor has scaled a building at Queensland Parliament and fish carcasses have been hung on surrounding fencing.

Police say the man is refusing to come down and has reportedly super glued his hands to the roof, prompting a call to bring in negotiators.

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African Migrants Fatally Hit by French Train: Report

A train struck four people who were on the tracks early Tuesday morning, near St Jean de Luz in southwest France, a spokesperson for the country’s national rail company SNCF told DW.

Three people were killed in the incident.

A fourth person was first treated on site then was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

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Biden Admin Orders ICE to Halt Mass Arrests at Job Sites

As part of a policy review ordered by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the Biden administration has ordered a halt to mass immigration arrests on job sites, noting that the operations did little to focus on the employers.

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Channel Migrants: French Politicians Call on UK to Overhaul ‘Lax’ Labour Laws to Deter Crossings

“I think it’s time for the British government to change its internal law, to make it harder and harder for illegal migrants to get a job in the UK, to get a house in the UK, to live in communities in the UK,” Pierre-Henri Dumont, French MP for the Calais area, told Euronews.

“Why all these migrants are in Calais is not because they want to stay in Calais, it’s because they want to go to the UK because it’s easier to be illegal in the UK than anywhere else in Europe.”

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Two Mobs of Illegal Migrants Attempt to Force Their Way Across Polish-Belarusian Border

The migration crisis on the Polish border with Belarus is as intense as ever. The spokeswoman of the Polish Border Guard declared on Monday that a record-high number of attempts to illegally cross the border were noted over the last weekend.

“On Saturday we saw a record high when it came to attempts to illegally pass the border — more than 700. Over the last three days, there have been close to 2000 such attempts,” said lieutenant Anna Michalska. Among people who helped illegal migrants enter Poland, 15 were detained.

The Border Guard published a videos on Twitter that contains a recording of “an attempt to forcibly cross the border.”

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Video: $100 Million Border Wall Discarded in Field While Biden Still Pays Contractors to Not Build it

Video has emerged of miles of discarded heavy duty steel fencing left to corrode in a field even though the Biden administration is still paying contractors who were brought in under Trump’s presidency to build a border wall.

The fencing, thought to be worth more than $100 million in taxpayer dollars, was captured on video by a drone in Pharr, Texas.

There are estimated to be 10,000 steel panels just sitting on waste ground, enough for hundreds of miles of wall.

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Exclusive: Cops Allow Pedo Books in Schools

Reporter Kristi Leigh attempted to file a police report regarding pornographic materials found in the library of her child’s school and was shut down by local law enforcement.

Leigh tried to file the report with the Williamson County, Texas Sheriff’s Office because she was worried the Round Rock Independent School District Police might cover for their employer, the school district.

Instead of talking with her, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office put her on the phone with Round Rock ISD Police.

Leigh showed the camera a censored version of one of the disturbingly sexual books found at the school library while describing it to an officer.

Graphic Image Warning!

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Go Vax Yourself!

We will not go gently into this bloody collectivist good night. Indeed, we will make with our defiance such a sound as ALL history from this day forward will be forced to note, even if they despise us in the writing of it.”

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Netflix Suspends Trans Employee for Crashing Meeting in Attempt to Censor Dave Chappelle

Netflix has suspended a transgender employee and two others for attempting to barge into a director-level meeting over the company’s refusal to censor and deplatform comedian Dave Chappelle.

As reported by Rebel News, Dave Chappelle raised the ire of progressives and the trans community in his latest Netflix special, “The Closer.” Chappelle stated that “gender is a fact,” and defended Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling in her fight against transgender activists, who are attempting to silence her for speaking her mind on the subject.

The Daily Mail reports that Netflix suspended three employees, including one named Terra Field, who identifies as transgender. Field made a series of tweets criticizing the Netflix comedy special, and worked as a senior software engineer at the company.

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Netflix Stands by Dave Chappelle After Calls for Censorship

In a rare win for free speech in the current online climate, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said that the Dave Chappelle special released last week will not be canceled because of “artistic freedom.”

Last week, Netflix released Dave Chappelle’s special “The Closer.” The streaming service and the comedian were immediately slammed by a bunch of Twitter users because of the alleged transphobic remarks Chappelle made in the special.

A “civil rights” group criticized the comedian and urged Netflix to remove the show.

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W.H.O. Says Climate Crisis is ‘Single Biggest Health Threat Facing Humanity’

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has published a special report in anticipation of the COP26 Climate Change Conference, insisting the “burning of fossil fuels is killing us.”

In its report titled “The Health Argument for Climate Action,” the W.H.O. calls climate change the “single biggest health threat facing humanity” and calls on governments to “act to tackle the climate crisis, restore biodiversity, and protect health.”

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/12/2021

  1. ““I think it’s time for the British government to change its internal law, to make it harder and harder for illegal migrants to get a job in the UK, to get a house in the UK, to live in communities in the UK,” Pierre-Henri Dumont, French MP for the Calais area, told Euronews.”

    This mugwump has missed the point or maybe he is being particularly obtuse. Those migrants currently invading the UK by boat from Calais have no intention of working. All they want to do is lay around all day and sponge off the British tax payer.

  2. Surrealistic scenes at Wembley Stadium last night during football game England-Hungary..
    Small group , peacefully behaving Hungarian fans displayed ” no kneel” banner ..
    British wook Police storm at them with steel battons from that reason ,and start to beating them..
    Then suddenly ” Winged Husaria arrived “….:-)). :-)) and ” The łomot” ( clangor-crash) begin :-))
    Met London police under Pakistani Mayor of London are good in beating defenceless covid crowd , patriotic people,older woman etc..
    But they never meet small crowd of Hungarian,Polish man..
    Take a look what happen when ” winged husaria” arrive :-))
    The best part is not shown because happen in tunel :-)) ( some privet iphone short film are circulating :-)) )
    Wook soy Met Police where disarmed,pants taken down and ,people justice applied..by there own buttons and paper spray..:-))
    1) how it begin : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1m81SLto-A
    2) how it ended :https://twitter.com/i/status/1448067272241733633

  3. When we finish with the vaccination we will go on with the restrictions and all the things that have make our lives a misery,because of the “climate change”.
    I am 75 years old and i have not notice any change in my country’s climate(Greece).
    Since i was a child the summers were long and very hot,and the winters short and mild with a very few days of snow,which melted very quickly to our,as kids, disappointment.
    The only new thing are the fires that Turkey sets to our woods every summer,using the illegals,who actually are Turkey’s army in conquering Europe.
    They do that very easily because my country is not only very windy,but we also have an absolutely useless government.
    So do not believe in such nonsense as climate crisis,or change.

  4. I think some Tommy Robinson friendly talk show host, maybe Tucker Carlson, should talk to Tommy Robinson about what is going on in Loudoun County in context of what has happened to him or parents in the UK that were upset about what happened to their daughters. It isn’t just about the perpetrators, it becomes about the government supposedly serving the community. It is as they say, history rhyming. His named got mentioned the other night on Stacey on the Right by the guest otherwise he has been mostly cancelled. He tried asking for help a few months ago for some legal fees for his attorneys and that got shut down in what appeared to be minutes.

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