Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/13/2021

A Danish man has been arrested by police in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg for carrying out a bow and arrow attack in a supermarket that killed five people and wounded two others. Political leaders immediately called for stricter bow controls.

OK, so I made that last part up, but still…

In other news, a woman in British Columbia was awakened at night by a fragment of meteorite that crashed through the roof of her house and landed on the pillow next to her in her bedroom. Fortunately she was uninjured.

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Financial Crisis
» Bidenflation: Prices Soar for Hamburgers, Bacon, Ribs, Chicken, Baby Food, And Peanut Butter
» EU Launches Sale of Green Bonds Worth a Quarter of a Trillion Euros
» IMF Lowers Growth Outlook for Czech Economy to 3.8 Percent
» Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase Will Boost Benefits 5.9% in 2022 as Inflation Spikes
 
USA
» AG Garland’s Son-in-Law’s Education Company Supports Critical Race Theory
» Babbitt Shooting Internal Police Docs Reveal ‘No Good Reason for Shooting, ‘ According to Judicial Watch
» Chaos in Texas as Employees Fired for Refusing to Get Vaxxed Demand Their Jobs Back
» Chicago Police Union President is Telling Members to Not Comply With Vaccine Mandate
» Debunked: Terry McAuliffe Falsely Claimed That Critical Race Theory Has ‘Never Been Taught in Virginia’ Schools
» EA Sports Erases NFL Coach Jon Gruden From Madden 22 Video Game After He Gets Cancelled for Old Private Emails
» Fall River City Councilor Takes to Facebook to Protest Gov. Baker’s COVID Vaccine Mandate
» Florida School Boards Association Denounces National Group’s Call for Federal Involvement in Parent Protests
» Go Fund Me Takes Down Fundraising Campaign for Litigation Over Vaccine Mandate
» Hillary Clinton Calls for More Big Tech Censorship
» Iowa State House Seat Flips Republican for First Time Since 1992
» Joe and Hunter Biden Shared Bank Accounts, Paid Each Other’s Bills
» Loudoun County School Board Issues Statement After Being Accused of Covering Up Sexual Assaults of Girls
» Marine Officer Who Criticized US Military Officials Over Afghanistan Withdrawal to Plead Guilty as Part of Plea Deal
» NYC’s Unvaccinated Teachers Must Waive Right to Sue if They Want to Keep Health Benefits
» Oregon Senators Call for Investigation Into Alleged COVID-19 Statistical Manipulation
» Protest Held Outside Cherry Point Against Vaccine Mandates
» Protest to be Headlined by Milo Yiannopoulos, Steve Bannon at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Can Proceed, Judge Rules
» Protesters Commemorating Activist’s Death Damage Downtown Portland Windows, Leave Graffiti
» Righteousness + Force in America: The Trap of Righteous Activism Coupled With State Power
» School Board Meeting Canceled as Crowd Protests Mask Mandate
» Supreme Court Appears Likely to Side With the Biden Administration and Restore the Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Bomber
» Texas Man Suspected of Committing Two Murders While Free on Bond in County of Soros-Funded DA
» Touchdown: William Shatner Returns to Earth as World’s Oldest Astronaut
» US Judge Holds DC Jail Officials in Contempt Over Mistreatment of Capitol Riot Defendant
» Videos: Pilots Speak Out Against Vaccine Mandate ‘Dictatorship’
» Virginia City That Removed Police From Schools Following ‘Defund the Police’ Protests Reinstates Officers
» Walgreens Closes Five More San Francisco Locations, Citing ‘Organized Retail Crime’
 
Canada
» Canadians Want Country to be Less Involved With China, Huawei: Poll
» New Survey Reveals Majority of Canadians Believe Facebook is Bad for Mental Health
» Three Emergency Rooms Close Doors Due to Staffing Shortages in BC
» Woman Rocked Awake by Meteorite Chunk Crashing Into Her Bedroom
 
Europe and the EU
» 7 in 10 Recent COVID Deaths in Sweden Fully Vaxxed
» Attacks on French Firefighters Surge
» Breaking: Man Armed With Bow and Arrow Kills Several People in Norway
» Bulgaria: Hundreds of Miners Protest as EU Moves to Kill Coal Jobs in Name of Green Agenda
» Facebook “Whistleblower” Frances Haugen to Continue Testimony Tour to the UK
» German Court Rules YouTube’s Censorship of COVID Measures Criticism Was “Unlawful”
» Germany: Cancel Wagner: Munich May Rebrand Street Named After Composer Due to ‘Troubled Past’
» Greece Proposes Anti “Fake News” Law in a New Bid to Kill Free Speech
» Hungary Has 11th Fastest Internet Speed in the World
» Insulate Britain Labelled ‘Terrorists’ As Even XR Activists Left Furious at Eco-Mob
» Italy: Letta Says PD Heading for Close, Organic Alliance With M5S
» Kongsberg: Five Dead in Norway Bow and Arrow Attack
» NATO Seems Less Interested in Europe Says Draghi
» Netherlands: Two More Journalists Arrested at Extinction Rebellion Protest
» Norway Bow and Arrow Attacks: Five Killed in Kongsberg Before Suspect ‘In Confrontation’ With Police
» Poland: Communist Past: Lech Walesa Refuses to Comply With Prosecutor’s Office Requests
» Prague Mayor Unveils Havel’s Corner in Brussels
» Transracialism: UK Teachers Union Members Allowed to Self-Identify as Black
» UK Government Criticized for GPS “Women-Tracking” Proposals
» UK: Christopher Columbus Statue Defaced for Being ‘Father of the Slave Trade’
» UK: Environmentalists Block M25 Again, Thank Police for Kind Treatment
» UK: Jersey Fishermen Vow to Battle Aggressive French, Accuse Them of Piracy
» UK: Must Watch: Furious Drivers Drag Environmental Protesters Off the Road
» UK: Manchester Bombing Victim Spent More Than an Hour Dying Before Being Taken to Hospital
» Video: BBC Anchor Claims Arguing Against Surveillance State “Was a Fair Talking Point in the 1990s, But People Are Over That Now”
 
Australia — Pacific
» Cops Who Pepper Sprayed Elderly Anti-Lockdown Protester in Face as She Lay on Ground Investigated
» Extinction Rebellion Demonstrators Cover Queensland Parliament in Dead Fish as Part of Bizarre Protest Calling for Coal Miners to Get a Pension
» New Zealand Forces Vaccination Mandate on All Education, Health-Care Workers
» You’ll be Wearing Masks for Years Says Scowling Authoritarian
 
Immigration
» Biden Admin Released Over 160,000 Migrants Into US Since March
» Czechia: Migrants Filmed Their Ride on the Chassis of a Truck, Then Walked Along Motorway to Prague
» Italy: Pakistanis Arrested After 13-Year-Old Boy Raped in Public Park
» Thousands of Migrants Reach Germany Via Poland After Using ‘Belarus Route’
» UK: Failed Asylum Seekers May be Allowed to Stay After Court Sides With One Claiming to be Modern Slave
» Visegrad Group Cooperates With Egypt to Stop Migration
 
Culture Wars
» Rolling Stones Drop Brown Sugar From US Tour Set List
» Rolling Stones Cave to Woke Idiots
» Triggered: Trans Activist Netflix Employees Plan Walkout Over New Dave Chappelle Special
» UK Academic Union Accused of Issuing Statement to Silence Professor Kathleen Stock
 

Bidenflation: Prices Soar for Hamburgers, Bacon, Ribs, Chicken, Baby Food, And Peanut Butter

Putting food on the kitchen table got more challenging for American households in September, inflation data released Wednesday showed.

The price of food at home jumped 1.2 percent in September, a historically huge gain for a single month and three times the inflation rate recorded in August. Compared with a year ago, the price of food at home is up 4.6 percent, the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index indicates.

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

EU Launches Sale of Green Bonds Worth a Quarter of a Trillion Euros

The European Union has issued the first issue of the package of bonds to support the green economy. Experts expect great interest from investors, with expectations that the bonds will be sold quickly. That will allow, for example, cheaper funding of environmentally friendly programs.

By issuing the green bonds, the European Union will receive up to a quarter of a trillion euros in the coming years. Thus overtaking a number of countries, including France, which is one of the world’s leading issuers of green bonds, wrote the Bloomberg agency.

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

IMF Lowers Growth Outlook for Czech Economy to 3.8 Percent

The Czech economy will grow by 3.8 percent this year and speed up to 4.5 percent next year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its autumn outlook. It thus worsened its estimate from the spring forecast, when it expected the Czech gross domestic product (GDP) to increase to 4.2 percent this year.

The Monetary Fund sees next year more optimistically in the case of both the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the spring, it predicted the Czech Republic to grow by 4.3 percent and Slovakia by 4.4 percent. Now, in the case of Slovakia, it is expecting an economic increase of 5.2 percent next year.

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

Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase Will Boost Benefits 5.9% in 2022 as Inflation Spikes

Now that’s more like it.

Older Americans scraping by on meager increases in their Social Security checks the past decade will reap a relative windfall next year.

The roughly 70 million people — retirees, disabled people and others — who rely on Social Security will receive a 5.9% cost-of-living adjustment next year, the Social Security Administration said Wednesday. That’s the biggest bump since 1982.

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

AG Garland’s Son-in-Law’s Education Company Supports Critical Race Theory

The education company co-founded by Attorney General Merrick Garland’s son-in-law is facing fresh scrutiny after it was revealed the company supports critical race theory curricula while servicing 23,000 schools in the nation, costing tax payers hundreds of thousands of dollars — while Garland cracks down on opposition to the ideology.

Garland has been under fire this past week for his Oct. 4 memo in which he tasked the FBI with investigating an alleged recent spike in violence against school staff amid backlash to CRT being injected into school curricula, though Garland’s memo did not specify what those acts were.

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

Babbitt Shooting Internal Police Docs Reveal ‘No Good Reason for Shooting, ‘ According to Judicial Watch

More than 500 pages of internal documents from DC Metropolitan Police concerning the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol on Jan. 6 reveal witness accounts stating she was not holding a weapon at the time of her death and how “upset” the officer was after shooting her.

“These previously secret records show there was no good reason to shoot and kill Ashli Babbitt,” stated Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, which obtained the documents through a May 2021 FOIA lawsuit. “The Biden-Garland Justice Department and the Pelosi Congress have much to answer for the over the mishandling and cover-up of this scandalous killing of an American citizen by the U.S. Capitol Police.”

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

Chaos in Texas as Employees Fired for Refusing to Get Vaxxed Demand Their Jobs Back

Things are getting very confusing in Texas.

Shortly after governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning the vaccine mandates by any employer, which in turn was followed by several prominent Texas corporations — such as IBM, American Air, Southwest — saying they would snub the EO and back Biden on shots, we’ve reach a point where some employers side with the governor, others side with the president, meanwhile employees have no idea what they have to do (or not do), while yet another group of (former) employees that was fired for refusing to comply with the mandates is now trying to get their jobs back.

As Houston Public Media reports, more than 150 former employees of Houston Methodist Hospital, who either quit or were fired in June over a vaccine mandate policy will demand to be rehired after Gov. Abbott issued an executive order on Monday banning any entity in the state from implementing such mandates, according to a lawyer representing the former employees.

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

Chicago Police Union President is Telling Members to Not Comply With Vaccine Mandate

The Chicago police union is just days away from the city’s deadline for a vaccine mandate, but many may not comply.

According to FOX 32 Chicago, Fraternal Order of Police: Chicago Lodge No. 7 President John Catanzara is telling members to not put their vaccination status into the city’s portal, which is part of the city’s mandate.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said all city workers must report their vaccine status to the city by Oct. 15.

She recently announced workers could temporarily opt-out if they pay to get tested for COVID-19 twice a week.

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

Debunked: Terry McAuliffe Falsely Claimed That Critical Race Theory Has ‘Never Been Taught in Virginia’ Schools

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe claimed Virginia schools did not teach critical race theory, despite evidence finding the Virginia Department of Education instructed schools to “embrace critical race theory” in 2015. Christopher Rufo uncovered documents from the Virginia Department of Education revealing that during McAuliffe’s time as governor between 2014 and 2018, the department pushed schools to embrace CRT.

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

EA Sports Erases NFL Coach Jon Gruden From Madden 22 Video Game After He Gets Cancelled for Old Private Emails

Following Jon Gruden’s resignation as Las Vegas Raiders head coach over emails he wrote containing homophobic and misogynistic language, EA Sports has announced that his likeness would be removed from Madden NFL 22.

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

Fall River City Councilor Takes to Facebook to Protest Gov. Baker’s COVID Vaccine Mandate

FALL RIVER — City Councilor Christopher Peckham took to Facebook last week to protest Gov. Charlie Baker’s executive order requiring state workers, including prison personnel, to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or face termination.

Peckham is employed by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections as a correctional officer at the Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater.

In his post, Peckham said he was not vaccinated and was preparing to be terminated from his job, as Baker’s mandate has an Oct. 17 deadline.

“I’ll be jobless in a couple of weeks due to Governor Bakers executive order. Literally vaccination or termination for all state employees. I know this may sound a little odd being that I’m an elected official, but DO NOT LET THE GOVERNMENT FORCE ANYTHING UPON YOU THATS UNCONSTITUTIONAL! I will stand and land on my feet, I usually do. I will find a way to provide for my family without being a state employee,” wrote Peckham.

He followed the posting with a graphic photo with the saying “I’D RATHER DIE ON MY FEET THAN LIVE ON MY KNEES.”

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

Florida School Boards Association Denounces National Group’s Call for Federal Involvement in Parent Protests

The Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) is pushing back against a call from its national counterpart for the federal government step in and assist with handling threats to school officials.

While the FSBA says it has “great concern” for the safety of board members and school officials following recent reports of threats and protests, it does not fully agree with a letter sent by the National School Boards Association to President Joe Biden’s administration, which urged the federal government to begin “monitoring the threat levels” against school officials and claimed that “public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat.”

In a letter sent by the state association to leaders of the NSBA on Monday, the FSBA claimed the national organization made its request to the federal government “without consultation of our association or your own board of directors” and called for “a review of NSBA leadership.”

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

Go Fund Me Takes Down Fundraising Campaign for Litigation Over Vaccine Mandate

Authored by Jonathan Turley

We previously discussed how GoFundMe has joined social media sites in censoring opposing viewpoints on subjects from critical race theory to vaccines to election fraud.

The site once offered a neutral site for those seeking to support others with similar views or interests.

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

Hillary Clinton Calls for More Big Tech Censorship

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for more censorship on Big Tech platforms, singling out Facebook as the most problematic.

In a recent interview with The View, the 2016 presidential candidate blamed former President Donald Trump and Facebook for the Jan 6 riot at the US Capitol, which she described as a “constitutional crisis.”

According to her, the solution is more censorship.

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

Iowa State House Seat Flips Republican for First Time Since 1992

After nearly thirty years as a Democrat stronghold, an Iowa State House seat has flipped Republican.

Earlier this week, residents of Iowa House District 29 went to the polls to cast their votes following now former Democrat state representative Wes Breckenridge’s decision to take a job at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. As KCCI reports, following Breckenridge’s departure, Steve Mullan took over as Democrat candidate against Republican Job Dunwell.

According to the Jasper County Auditor’s Office, only 22% of eligible citizens cast a ballot. Of the 4,717 votes, 2,820 went to Dunwell, with Mullan receiving the remaining 40%.

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

Joe and Hunter Biden Shared Bank Accounts, Paid Each Other’s Bills

Joe Biden and the smartest man he knows, Hunter Biden, shared bank accounts and paid each other’s bills while Joe was VP, according to the Daily Mail, citing previously unseen emails from Hunter’s laptop that could embroil the sitting US president in his son’s FBI and IRS tax investigations — which are looking into Hunter’s foreign business relationships and potential money laundering.

Emails between Hunter and his Rosemont Seneca business partner, Eric Schwerin — who was doing Hunter’s taxes, reveal that Joe and Hunter were paying each other’s household bills. Hunter was also dealing with requests for a book deal for his then-VP dad, and also managing the donation of Joe’s Senate papers to the University of Delaware, according to the report.

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

Loudoun County School Board Issues Statement After Being Accused of Covering Up Sexual Assaults of Girls

In response to demands that school superintendent Scott Ziegler resign over the alleged cover-up of two sexual assaults that happened in Loudoun County Public Schools, the LPCS issued a statement defending their actions on Wednesday.

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

Marine Officer Who Criticized US Military Officials Over Afghanistan Withdrawal to Plead Guilty as Part of Plea Deal

Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times

A Marine Officer who faces trial by court-martial on Oct. 14 for criticizing senior military officials over the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is set to plead guilty to several charges, his lawyers said

Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller has been charged with contempt toward officials, disrespect toward superior commissioned officers, willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, dereliction in the performance of duties, failure to obey an order or regulation, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.

Scheller will allegedly plead guilty to some charges in the hopes of avoiding a prison sentence and secure instead either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.

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

NYC’s Unvaccinated Teachers Must Waive Right to Sue if They Want to Keep Health Benefits

Authored by Petr Svab via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Aside from being put on unpaid leave, New York City teachers who’ve declined to get the COVID-19 vaccine won’t be allowed to keep their health benefits for another year unless they give up their right to sue the city over its vaccine mandate.

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

Oregon Senators Call for Investigation Into Alleged COVID-19 Statistical Manipulation

Authored by Tammy Hung via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Oregon state Sens. Kim Thatcher and Dennis Linthicum, both Republicans, have petitioned Acting U.S. Attorney Scott E. Asphaug to launch a grand jury investigation into the measurement of COVID-19 statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Thatcher and Linthicum submitted the petition in a letter (pdf) on Aug. 16 after gathering signatures from 1,718 Oregonians and 53,032 Americans.

In the petition, the senators expressed concerns over the measurement and reporting of COVID-19 vaccine adverse reactions including fatalities and injuries.

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

Protest Held Outside Cherry Point Against Vaccine Mandates

CHERRY POINT, N.C. (WITN) — A protest against vaccine mandates is happening outside of the main gate at Cherry Point.

Federal workers who say they should have a choice on whether or not they get vaccinated gathered Wednesday morning as early as 6:30 a.m. WITN’s Stacia Strong says there were about a handful of workers at the protest.

The workers signed a petition and sent it to Congressman Greg Murphy. The petition says the mandate “severely jeopardized” military members’ right to personal autonomy, bodily integrity, and the right to refuse medical treatment. It goes on to say, “this is an unprecedented government overreach that cannot be tolerated” and that it adds to an already high-stress workforce.

Earlier this year, the Pentagon issued a vaccine mandate for military members. Hundreds of thousands of military members remain unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated as the deadlines approach.

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

Protest to be Headlined by Milo Yiannopoulos, Steve Bannon at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Can Proceed, Judge Rules

A conservative group can proceed with its planned protest to be headlined by alt-right provocateurs Milo Yiannopoulos and Steve Bannon at Baltimore’s MECU Pavilion this fall, according to an injunction issued by a federal judge Tuesday.

In her opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Hollander said conservative Catholic news outlet St. Michael’s Media likely would prevail in its argument that the rally’s cancellation by the city would infringe upon the group’s rights to free speech and assembly.

Hollander issued an injunction barring city and venue officials from blocking of the event.

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

Protesters Commemorating Activist’s Death Damage Downtown Portland Windows, Leave Graffiti

A group of about 100 demonstrators broke windows and left graffiti scrawled on downtown Portland buildings Tuesday night at the end of a gathering commemorating the anniversary of a local activist’s death.

Police eventually declared the event an unlawful assembly, according to social media posts from the demonstration, after some people lit fires in the street and set off fireworks.

No arrests have been made and investigations are underway, police said Wednesday afternoon. The damage is believed to be over $500,000, and 35 separate locations were targeted, including banks, retail stores, coffee shops, and government buildings, according to police, who referred to the demonstrators as “anarchists.”

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

Righteousness + Force in America: The Trap of Righteous Activism Coupled With State Power

There are two ways of getting things done: persuasion or coercion. You either convince someone of the value of your ideas or you hold a (literal or metaphorical) gun to their head. The latter has been the norm throughout human history. Most of what we value about the contemporary West is a shift toward the former occurring over the last 250 years or so.

However, there’s an important difference between the despotisms of old and coercive governments in the modern era: modern-day tyrants frame themselves as the righteous side in any conflict.

           — Hat tip: AA [Return to headlines]
 

School Board Meeting Canceled as Crowd Protests Mask Mandate

A school board meeting in Idaho to discuss a temporary mask mandate was canceled Friday due to “security concerns” related to the size of a crowd of people protesting the proposed requirement.

One-hundred people attempted to participate in the Coeur d’Alene Public Schools board meeting, exceeding the meeting room’s capacity, according to the school district and the Coeur d’Alene police department.

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

Supreme Court Appears Likely to Side With the Biden Administration and Restore the Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Bomber

In one of the most high-profile cases this term, the Supreme Court on Wednesday seems likely to side with the Biden administration and reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The case comes after President Donald Trump’s Justice Department, which restarted federal executions after a 17-year pause, urged the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court decision that threw out Tsarnaev’s death sentence last year.

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

Texas Man Suspected of Committing Two Murders While Free on Bond in County of Soros-Funded DA

A Texas man is suspected of committing two murders after being released on bond in a country run by a district attorney’s office funded by liberal megadonor George Soros.

Documents obtained by Fox News show 29-year-old Laderious Deshawn Nicholson was arrested in 2019 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and released in 2021 on a surety bond. He allegedly committed two murders after his release. He was arrested in September 2021 for those homicides and is currently in the Travis County correctional system. Austin is mostly within Travis County.

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

Touchdown: William Shatner Returns to Earth as World’s Oldest Astronaut

Update (1112ET): William Shatner has exited the capsule. He immediately hugged Jeff Bezos.

“What you have given me is the most profound experience I can ever imagine,” Shatner told Bezos.

Bezos tells Shatner his “words were amazing.”

* * *

Update (1101ET): Welcome back, William Shatner!

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

US Judge Holds DC Jail Officials in Contempt Over Mistreatment of Capitol Riot Defendant

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times

A federal judge on Wednesday held top Washington jail officials in contempt, finding they violated a U.S. Capitol breach defendant’s civil rights by impeding his access to medical care.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, a Reagan nominee, found Washington jail warden Wanda Patten and Department of Corrections Director Quincy Booth in civil contempt in a written order after expressing displeasure with them during a court hearing.

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

Videos: Pilots Speak Out Against Vaccine Mandate ‘Dictatorship’

Two more pilots have spoken out publicly against airlines attempting to institute vaccine mandates in the wake of Southwest airlines cancelling hundreds of flights and then denying it has anything to do with pilots refusing to fly in protest.

Speaking with Tucker Carlson Tuesday night, Joshua Yoder, commercial pilot and co-founder of US Freedom Flyers, urged “I am not going to take a mandate. I am not going to be coerced into doing something I don’t believe in.”

“I believe in freedom,” Yoder continued, adding “I’m here to support the freedom of my fellow employees and all people across this country.”

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

Virginia City That Removed Police From Schools Following ‘Defund the Police’ Protests Reinstates Officers

A city council in Virginia that removed the police presence from its schools in May voted Wednesday to tentatively reinstate student resource officers following parent and teacher uproar over violence in the city’s public schools, according to a report .

The Alexandria City Council passed the measure with a 4-3 vote following six-plus hours of debate that lasted from Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning, WJLA reported.

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

Walgreens Closes Five More San Francisco Locations, Citing ‘Organized Retail Crime’

Walgreens is closing five more San Francisco locations as drug stores from the Bay Area to the Big Apple are besieged by rampant shoplifting and lax enforcement.

San Fran shoplifters have been emboldened by a referendum that lowered the penalty for stealing goods worth less than $950 from a felony to a misdemeanor, cops and prosecutors have said.

A spokesperson for the company confirmed the latest closures to SFGate.

“Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that,” Walgreens spokesperson Phil Caruso told the outlet.

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

Canadians Want Country to be Less Involved With China, Huawei: Poll

According to a new Nanos Research poll, three-quarters of Canadians believe the Trudeau Liberals should ban Huawei Technologies from its 5G telecommunications networks. Hardened attitudes towards the Chinese state continued to mount after the US secured the release of two Canadian diplomats, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.

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

New Survey Reveals Majority of Canadians Believe Facebook is Bad for Mental Health

A new survey released by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies found that most Canadians believe Facebook negatively impacts individuals’ mental health. The social media giant that owns multiple apps should be regulated by the government or broken up.

A large portion of Canadian respondents held a negative view about Facebook, with 72 percent of respondents stating Facebook negatively impacts individuals’ mental health. Eighty-seven percent said the social media giant contributes to misinformation and sharing fake news.

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

Three Emergency Rooms Close Doors Due to Staffing Shortages in BC

Three emergency rooms have closed their doors in British Columbia. According to True North, local residents have been advised to look elsewhere for help. Specifically, residents have been told to drive one hour and a half away to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC.

Interior Health has not specified whether these shortages are vaccine-related, but the BC Nurses Union has publicly voiced its opposition to the government mandate that all healthcare workers be vaccinated. Roughly 20% of nurses are not vaccinated.

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

Woman Rocked Awake by Meteorite Chunk Crashing Into Her Bedroom

Ruth Hamilton says space rock came through the ceiling, landing on her pillow at her Golden, B.C., home

Ruth Hamilton had been asleep for hours in her Golden, B.C., home when she awoke to the sound of her dog barking, giving her a moment’s notice before a rock from outer space hurtled into her bedroom.

“The next thing was just a huge explosion and debris all over my face,” Hamilton recalled in an interview Tuesday.

“I jumped out of bed and turned on the lights. I didn’t know what else to do, so I called 911,” she said.

“Talking to the operator, she was asking me all kinds of questions, and at that point, I rolled back one of the two pillows I’d been sleeping on and in between them was the meteorite.”

A charcoal-grey chunk of rock roughly the size of a melon had plummeted from space, tearing through Hamilton’s roof before coming to rest on her floral pillowcase, inches from where her head had been moments earlier.

“I was shaking like a leaf,” said Hamilton. “You’re sound asleep, safe, you think, in your bed, and you can get taken out by a meteorite, apparently…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

7 in 10 Recent COVID Deaths in Sweden Fully Vaxxed

Given the high inoculation rate, the share of those vaccinated among confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen is Sweden, which according to researchers is seen as a signal of waning vaccine protection.

Vaccine specialists listed several reasons for the spike in breakthrough infections, including that it’s been a while since the earliest vaccinations were administered, the increased vaccine coverage, the removed restrictions, and the incidence of the more contagious Delta strain.

The Swedish Public Health Agency reported that between 1-24 September 7 out of 10 COVID-related deaths were fully vaccinated individuals.

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

Attacks on French Firefighters Surge

Firefighters are under siege across France with one region reporting an increase in attacks of more than 200% during the past decade, according to reports.

In the department of Bouches-du-Rhône, home to the city of Marseille, assaults on firefighters have skyrocketed in recent years.

Officials say such aggressions occur daily and are up a stunning 213% since 2011, prompting some firefighters to wear body cameras to document the abuse.

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

Breaking: Man Armed With Bow and Arrow Kills Several People in Norway

A man using a bow and arrow killed several people in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday. According to Reuters, several people are confirmed to have died, while others remain injured.

“The man has been apprehended … from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone,” police Chief Oeyvind Aas told reporters at a Wednesday night news conference. Aas declined to specify how many have died but said, “several people have been injured and several are dead.”

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Bulgaria: Hundreds of Miners Protest as EU Moves to Kill Coal Jobs in Name of Green Agenda

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hundreds of Bulgarian coal miners and energy workers staged a protest on Wednesday to demand government guarantees for their jobs amid bids by the European Union to close mines and reduce carbon emissions.

Buses carried protesters from across Bulgaria for the rally in downtown Sofia, where demonstrators chanted “We want jobs” as they marched to the headquarters of the government.

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Facebook “Whistleblower” Frances Haugen to Continue Testimony Tour to the UK

Facebook “whistleblower” Frances Haugen is set to testify in the UK parliament on October 25. It will be the first testimony the former Facebook employee will be giving in Europe, about two weeks of her media tour and Congressional testimony in the US.

Haugen’s testimony before the UK Parliament’s joint committee will help shape the controversial Online Safety Bill which was introduced in May and that’s accused of being a major move to suppress speech in the country.

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German Court Rules YouTube’s Censorship of COVID Measures Criticism Was “Unlawful”

A group of German artists skeptical and critical of the government response to the COVID pandemic and promoting conversations around the topic, active online under the #allesaufdentisch (literally, “everything on the table”) hashtag, sued YouTube for deleting their videos — and won in court.

The two videos that got removed by the Google-owned giant consisted of interviews artists had with scientists and they did not take the censorship lying down but opted for legal action against YouTube.

The Cologne Regional Court has now found that the removals were illegal, ruling in the plaintiff’s favor with two preliminary injunctions, ordering YouTube to restore the videos.

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Germany: Cancel Wagner: Munich May Rebrand Street Named After Composer Due to ‘Troubled Past’

German composers Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss are among 45 historical figures whose names could be removed from city streets in Munich due to their political beliefs.

Munich has been looking at streets that are named after figures linked to Nazism, slavery, or colonialism since 2016, and have identified 45 individuals out of 372 who could see their names removed from streets across the city, or at least will be subject to further debate on their futures. Another 327 are considered “problematic”, whereby the signs bearing their names will at least “need contextualization”.

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Greece Proposes Anti “Fake News” Law in a New Bid to Kill Free Speech

While many journalists and activists in countries such as the United States, Canada, UK, and many parts of Europe are calling for censorship of “misinformation,” there are at least some press groups out there that understand what a significant threat to free speech this is.

The members of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), including Article 19 and the International Press Institute, have called on the Greek government to withdraw a proposed amendment to the “fake news” legislation. The new proposal would introduce jail time and fines for journalists accused of publishing “false news.”

The amendments to Article 191 of the Civil Code have been proposed by Greece’s Ministry of Justice. The proposals would introduce harsher penalties for people found guilty of publishing or spreading “false news that is capable of causing concern or fear to the public or undermining public confidence in the national economy, the country’s defense capacity or public health.” The owner or publisher of a media outlet responsible for the “false news” would also be punished.

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Hungary Has 11th Fastest Internet Speed in the World

According to the latest data of the Speedtest Global Index, Hungary ranks 11th in terms of fixed internet speed, while we are 38th in the case of mobile internet.

The speed of the internet depends on where we are and what device we use, but it can be said that there are significant differences in the speed of the internet between countries. The Speedtest Global Index ranked countries according to internet speed, where Hungary ranks 11th in the case of the fixed broadband, just behind France. Data from hundreds of millions of people from more than 190 countries were used to compile the index.

The list is led by Asia’s high-tech hub, Singapore, where the average broadband speed is 262.2 Mbps, more than double the global average. It may come as a surprise that Romania ranks sixth in the global rankings, while Germany ranks only 37th.

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Insulate Britain Labelled ‘Terrorists’ As Even XR Activists Left Furious at Eco-Mob

Supporters of XR are terrified support for tackling climate change risks being undermined due to the antics of the eco-zealots. Polling indicates the vast majority of the public disapproved of Insulate Britain’s actions.

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Italy: Letta Says PD Heading for Close, Organic Alliance With M5S

AS shown by elections and events of last few hours

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 11 — Centre-left Democratic Party (PD) leader Enrico Letta said Monday that electoral success in many cities last week and a joint condemnation of Saturday’s far-right raid on a leftwing union HQ in Rome meant the PD was heading for a “very close and organic” alliance with the formerly anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) ahead of general elections in 2023.

“These elections and also the events of the past few hours have shown that we agree with the M5S”, he said.

“We are different, but we agree and we are going towards a very close and organic alliance”, he told La Stampa daily.

The PD won elections in Bologna and Naples with the M5S, won Milan by itself, and is in a run-off where M5S voters are expected to migrate to it in Rome and Turin, Italy’s five biggest cities.

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Kongsberg: Five Dead in Norway Bow and Arrow Attack

Five people have been killed and two more injured in Norway after a man used a bow and arrow to attack them.

Police first received word of an attack in the town of Kongsberg, south-west of the capital Oslo, at around 18:13 local time (16:13 GMT).

A Danish man aged 37 has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out the attack.

Police believe he acted alone, and will investigate whether it was an act of terrorism, a spokesman said.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg said reports of the incident had been “horrifying”.

“I understand that many people are afraid, but it’s important to emphasise that the police are now in control,” she told a news conference, as quoted by Reuters news agency.

The attacker is said to have launched the assault inside a Coop Extra supermarket on Kongsberg’s west side. One of those injured was an off-duty police officer who was in the shop at the time.

A spokesperson for the chain later confirmed a “serious incident” at their store, adding that none of their staff were physically injured.

There was reportedly a confrontation between the attacker and the police before he was eventually detained at 18:47 local time…

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NATO Seems Less Interested in Europe Says Draghi

EU defence would reinforce NATO says Italy PM

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 6 — The NATO pullout from Afghanistan and the submarine deal between the US, UK and Australia appear to indicate that the Atlantic Alliance is less interested in Europe and has shifted its attention to other parts of the world, Premier Mario Draghi said after an EU-Western Balkans summit in Slovenia Wednesday.

“The withdrawal from Afghanistan, in the way it was decided, communicated and executed, and the change of mind concerning the contract between Australia and France to supply nuclear submarines, discarded for submarines produced by America — and here I mean not only the substance, but also the way in which it was communicated — are two very strong messages, which tell us that NATO seems less interested in Europe from a geopolitical standpoint and in Europe’s zones of interest, and has shifted its areas of interest to other parts of the world,” he said.

Draghi also said that common EU defence would not weaken NATO, as asserted by Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, but would be complementary to it and would “reinforce NATO and Europe”.

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Netherlands: Two More Journalists Arrested at Extinction Rebellion Protest

Update, 14:45 on 13 October 2021: The two journalists were released an hour after they were taken into custody, police said. The second journalist was not identified.

The police arrested 25 people, including two people who said they were journalists, in The Hague on Wednesday. The police believe they were on their way to block Utrechtsebaan as part of an Extinction Rebellion protest, they said on Twitter. According to newspaper AD, one of the arrested journalists is Hans Nijenhuis.

Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has been protesting in The Hague since Monday to convince the Cabinet to take more measures against climate change. On Wednesday, they wanted to bock traffic on Utrechtsebaan, a major artery to The Hague city center. The police stopped them on their way there, AD reports. Nijenhuis was in a car with some protesters for a story, the newspaper wrote.

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Norway Bow and Arrow Attacks: Five Killed in Kongsberg Before Suspect ‘In Confrontation’ With Police

Five people have been killed and others have been injured in bow and arrow attacks in Norway, according to police.

The incidents took place in the town of Kongsberg, 82km (51 miles) southwest of the capital, Oslo.

A suspect has been apprehended by police, who believe he acted alone.

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Poland: Communist Past: Lech Walesa Refuses to Comply With Prosecutor’s Office Requests

The Chief Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation announced that former president and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa has been called upon three times by the prosecutor’s office to explain his testimonies in an investigation concerning his work as part of Polish communist special services. He was also requested to explain his refusal to appear according to established deadlines.

On each occasion, Walesa justified his absence with medical leave. On one occasion the absence was confirmed by a hospital stay, while in two others it was claimed that he was “unfit for work.” An investigation into the matter was initiated following communication from a private individual. This investigation concerns testimonies which Lech Walesa gave in 2016 during criminal proceedings in the case of forging communist service documents from 1970-76 to Walesa’s detriment.

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Prague Mayor Unveils Havel’s Corner in Brussels

Havel’s corner, unveiled in Brussels on Tuesday, should be reminiscent of the legacy of the former Czech president and writer Vaclav Havel and at the same time entice people to sit and talk. Two chairs and a round table, through which a tree grows, stand in the park in sight of the European Parliament. According to the Czech Ambassador to Belgium, Pavel Klucký, the space can serve, for example, as a meeting point for citizens and politicians.

“We want it to become a real place where various ideas, often controversial, are expressed,” Klucký told reporters, according to whom the space, despite its small size, could become the Brussels form of London’s Hyde Park. Since the place is on the road leading to the meeting place of seven hundred politicians, it could serve the purpose well.

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Transracialism: UK Teachers Union Members Allowed to Self-Identify as Black

A leading higher education trade union in Britain has drawn criticism after supporting so-called trans-racialism, in which people can self-identify as another race.

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UK Government Criticized for GPS “Women-Tracking” Proposals

The proposed 888 tracking service for women in the UK has been blasted by rights groups as “flawed” and “deeply misguided.” The human rights advocates have warned that the tracking service violates both privacy and freedoms.

The tracking service was proposed by telecoms company BT and supported by home secretary Priti Patel. It is an app and reporting system that would enable women to enter their home, office, and other regularly visited addresses. In case a user travels, they would be required to enter the details of their trip, and would be tracked and monitored through GPS.

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UK: Christopher Columbus Statue Defaced for Being ‘Father of the Slave Trade’

A bronze statue of Christopher Columbus in London has been doused in red paint by teenage activists from Extinction Rebellion.

The figure of the 15th Century Italian slave trader, which sits on the edge of Belgrave Square close to Buckingham Palace, was seen defaced on Tuesday.

Members of XR Youth Solidarity, who campaign for the rights of indigenous people and decolonisation, posed for a photo with the statue holding a large yellow sign that read ‘Columbus must fall’.

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UK: Environmentalists Block M25 Again, Thank Police for Kind Treatment

After environmentalists from far-left group Insulate Britain, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, blocked the M25 yet again, they thanked the police for treating them kindly.

And therein lies the problem.

For weeks, the activists have been blocking major roads around London, generating chaos for commuters trying to get to work, causing accidents, and preventing seriously ill people from reaching hospital.

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UK: Jersey Fishermen Vow to Battle Aggressive French, Accuse Them of Piracy

Fishermen in Jersey have accused the French of piracy as tensions increase over France’s demands for more licences to trawl in British waters, with the Jerseymen saying that should the French attempt to blockade their port again, they will retaliate.

The remarks come amidst recent threats from Paris to cut off electricity to Jersey, a British Crown Dependency just 14 miles off the coast of France, and to the United Kingdom proper.

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UK: Must Watch: Furious Drivers Drag Environmental Protesters Off the Road

A radical environmental group blocked a busy London road on Wednesday. “Insulate Britain” stopped traffic at the junction north of the Thames, near an overpass for the Queen Elizabeth II bridge, in London, England. According to LBC, the busy Essex crossing is near the Purfleet Freight Terminal.

Footage depicts physical altercations between irate drivers and the protesters. One man is seen tearing up their sign, while others forcibly drag the eco-mob off the road.

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UK: Manchester Bombing Victim Spent More Than an Hour Dying Before Being Taken to Hospital

John Atkinson, 28, spent more than an hour dying on the floor on the night of the 2017 Manchester Arena terror attack before he was taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Mr Atkinson was one of 22 people killed during the Islamist terror bombing committed by 22-year-old Salman Abedi on May 22nd, 2017, at the Manchester Arena after a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande. Abedi detonated his suicide bomb as concert-goers, mostly families, young women, and girls, were filing through the foyer.

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Video: BBC Anchor Claims Arguing Against Surveillance State “Was a Fair Talking Point in the 1990s, But People Are Over That Now”

An arrogant BBC News anchor lectured a privacy advocate Tuesday who argued that a rise in violent crime, particularly against women, cannot be countered by eroding freedom and further empowering the surveillance state.

Following the announcement that police in the UK are setting up a scheme to use CCTV cameras to watch women at night to make them ‘feel safer’, Madeline Stone of the privacy advocate group Big Brother Watch argued that there are already masses of surveillance cameras everywhere and they do not make people any safer or prevent crime.

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Cops Who Pepper Sprayed Elderly Anti-Lockdown Protester in Face as She Lay on Ground Investigated

The police officers who pepper sprayed an elderly woman in the face while she was lying on the ground are under investigation, Australian police have confirmed.

During an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne on September 18th, Victoria Police made over 200 arrests and widely used pepper spray as demonstrators refused to abide by the city’s stay-at-home orders, ultimately breaking through a police line.

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Extinction Rebellion Demonstrators Cover Queensland Parliament in Dead Fish as Part of Bizarre Protest Calling for Coal Miners to Get a Pension

Extinction Rebellion demonstrators have blocked the main entrance to the Queensland parliament and strewn the area with fish carcasses and banners.

The protestors, who began demonstrating about 7.30am on Wednesday, want government action on climate change to get to net zero emmissions.

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New Zealand Forces Vaccination Mandate on All Education, Health-Care Workers

New Zealand announced late Monday that it would join the growing list of developed nations forcing workers — or at least certain workers — to choose: either accept the jab, or lose your job.

One week after Canada adopted mandatory vaccination rules for federal workers and travelers, New Zealand has announced its own vaccine mandates for most teachers and health care workers.

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You’ll be Wearing Masks for Years Says Scowling Authoritarian

Scowling authoritarian schoolmarm Dr. Kerry Chant is back with another dystopian diatribe.

She says you’ll be wearing face masks for years.

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Biden Admin Released Over 160,000 Migrants Into US Since March

As the migrant crisis at the southern border continues, leaked documents from US Border Patrol revealed the Biden Administration released at least 160,000 illegal immigrants into the US, often under processes that provide little supervision.

The leaked document, obtained by Fox News, revealed that since March 20, 94,570 migrants had been released into the US under Notices to Report. Those who received notices must check in with an ICE office only once they get to their final destination within the US, within 60 days. Those who followed through with check-ins are reportedly not deported or detained while their immigration case moves forward.

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Czechia: Migrants Filmed Their Ride on the Chassis of a Truck, Then Walked Along Motorway to Prague

The Police of the Czech Republic secured unusual footage from one of two detained Syrian migrants. The footage shows a dangerous ride on the chassis of a Turkish truck, which was used to travel to Germany illegally.

“The journey of the two migrants ended in the evening of October 6 around 6 p.m. at the motorway rest stop on the 137th kilometer of the D1 motorway,” said police spokeswoman Dana Cirtkova.

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Italy: Pakistanis Arrested After 13-Year-Old Boy Raped in Public Park

Police arrested two Pakistani asylum seekers in the northern Italian city of Aosta for allegedly raping a 13-year-old boy in a public garden.

Ali Raza, 25, and 23-year-old Usama Mazhar were said to have spent Friday afternoon with the boy, with the three of them having been seen drinking alcohol.

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Thousands of Migrants Reach Germany Via Poland After Using ‘Belarus Route’

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Wednesday that the number of migrants arriving in the country via Poland and Belarus has gone up in recent months.

German federal police said more than 4,300 people illegally crossed the border from Poland this year, with most of the migrants coming from Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Iran, German news agency dpa reported.

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UK: Failed Asylum Seekers May be Allowed to Stay After Court Sides With One Claiming to be Modern Slave

“Hundreds” of failed asylum seekers could see their deportation decisions reversed after a Vietnamese migrant won a case against the government’s decision to deny her refugee status after she was trafficked into the country for forced labour in a cannabis farm and as a prostitute.

The 33-year-old Vietnamese national was recognised as a trafficking victim after being brought to Britain in 2016 and feared being re-trafficked if returned to her home country.

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Visegrad Group Cooperates With Egypt to Stop Migration

“The EU can only cope with this (migration) situation if it has external allies, and Egypt is one of the most obvious allies, a key country,” Viktor Orban said at a press conference after the summit of the Visegrad countries and Egypt with Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, and Abdel-Fattah es-Sissi, President of Egypt.

He added that during the meeting, the Polish prime minister reported on migratory pressures on his country’s eastern border. He said that Hungary is feeling increasing pressure from Asia through the Balkans on the Serbian-Hungarian border. He said there was also a great deal of migration pressure on Europe from Africa.

“We are surrounded,” he said.

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Rolling Stones Drop Brown Sugar From US Tour Set List

The Rolling Stones have dropped Brown Sugar, one of their biggest hits, from their US tour.

It follows unease with the depictions of black women and references to slavery in the song, which reached number one in the US in 1971.

The band’s veteran guitarist Keith Richards confirmed the decision to the LA Times but said he was confused by people who wanted to “bury” the track.

“Didn’t they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery?” he said.

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Rolling Stones Cave to Woke Idiots

The Rolling Stones have dropped Brown Sugar from their setlist for the first time ever.

Why?

Bed-wetting idiots got offended because the song refers to slavery.

So what? It’s a song?

Were Jagger and Richards endorsing the Nazi blitzkrieg when they wrote Sympathy for the Devil?

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Triggered: Trans Activist Netflix Employees Plan Walkout Over New Dave Chappelle Special

Transgender Netflix employees are planning a walkout over Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special, The Closer. As reported this week, transgender workers tried forcing their way into a high-level business meeting, alleging that Dave Chappelle was “transphobic.” Following the incident, Netflix defended Chappelle and suspended the workers.

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UK Academic Union Accused of Issuing Statement to Silence Professor Kathleen Stock

A professor at the University of Sussex, who has been championing the position of women in the trans debate, claims her union has effectively “ended her career” after it released a statement in support of the transgender activists trying to cancel her. The professor has been targeted for weeks for her position, to an extent the police have advised her to stay at home and not go to campus.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/13/2021

  1. “ A Danish man who killed five and injured two in a bow-and-arrow attack in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday had converted to Islam and was known to police, according to the country’s law enforcement.” The west end of Europe is slowly but surely coming undone. So sad to observe populations go full stupid and so willingly embrace colon-cancer.

  2. It is permanent terror war from Muslims within non Muslim societies. No truces. No ends. The Mien Muz call to slaughter rings out from London to Cologne. It seems the second hand feminized citizenry are already too drained to resist. This is beginning very madly.

    • Incorrect statement..We in CEE and EE countries ( accept Russia)
      Have no single terror act or dead reported..No single car burn on the street, no bombs, no criminal gangs..On the top of that we have lowest crime acclivities and related crimes de to it in the World..
      I/m wandering why ?
      Cultural, society superiority over your ” western” perhaps ? Better Civilization model than yours ? better morall and ethicall quality people than ” westerners” ?
      more peaceful and cultivated ? hmmmmm

  3. in the meantime, several major news outlets here in Germany confirmed that the perp is a ” danish” convert to islam , and, would you believe it, formely known by law enforcement. The whole nine yards.

    • And His name is Muhammad!!, how stupid and naive can people be , Muslim with Danish citizenship, and they don’t put His name on TV news , nothing, welcome to Islamization of Europe,

    • How much longer do you think until they implement the Final, Final Solution to rid the Fatherland of undesirables?

      For their own good, of course.

  4. Muslims are timed to go off. How could it be any other way. We had better secure the homeland before it is secured from us.

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