Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/14/2021

The mother of Johntra Haley, the alleged shooter who killed two people at a Memphis postal facility, said her son had been bullied at work before he committed his crimes. The alleged perpetrator and both his victims were African Americans, so all of their lives matter. It’s not clear who will pay reparations to whom.

In other news, the Danish man who killed five people with his bow and arrow in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg was a convert to Islam. He was already known to police, and had been flagged for “radicalization”.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Bidenflation Stole Christmas: Prices Soar on Toys, Bikes, Electronics, Sports Equipment, And Pets
» Our Economy is Starting to Break Down on a Very Basic Level
 
USA
» #EmptyShelvesJoe Trending on Twitter Amid Biden’s Supply Chain Crisis
» AG Garland’s Potential Conflict of Interest on Son-in-Law’s Firm Backing Critical Race Theory Under Scrutiny
» Biden’s Approval Rating is Now 10% Lower Than Obama at the Same Point of His Presidency and Less Than Half of Americans Trust Him to Get the Country Out of the Pandemic, New Poll Numbers Show
» Big Tech’s Argument That Antitrust Regulation Would Lead to Weaker National Security is Wearing Thin
» Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Ban Big Tech From Rigging Search Results
» Breaking Alert: Diplomat Ready to Testify About Biden Family Crimes Found Dead
» Creating a Preference Tsumani
» Ecokooks in the Road
» Exclusive: Pfizer’s Nervousness About Its COVID Vaccine’s Origins Conceals a Horror Story
» Is Southwest Airlines a Harbinger of Future Resistance?
» Loudoun County Schools Failed to Report Several Alleged Sexual Assaults
» Mailvox: Dying Suddenly
» Media Strategies and Tactics
» Military Archbishop Supports Religious Exemptions From Vaccine Mandates
» New WHO Team Proposed for Looking Into COVID Origin Already Has Potential Conflict of Interest
» Old Man Yells at the Unvaccinated
» Portland Businesses Beg City Leaders for Help Due to ‘Rapidly Deteriorating’ Neighborhood Conditions
» Postal Worker’s Mother Says He Was Bullied Before Shooting
» Protesters Take Over Inside of Interior Department in Demonstration Against Fossil Fuels
» Rantz: Seattle School Cancels Halloween Over ‘Equity, ‘ Says Black Kids Don’t Celebrate
» Respiratory Therapist Blows Whistle: “I’m Watching People Die”
» Sanjay Gupta Tucks Tail Back at CNN After Disastrous Rogan Interview
» The Amish Refuse Flu Manchu Foolishness
» The Truth: Rejected
» Threatening Messages Reportedly Directed at Rhode Island Teacher Who Opposes Critical Race Theory
» United Barred From Putting Workers With COVID Vaccine Exemption on Unpaid Leave, Judge Rules
» Video: Fauci Claims No “True Basis” In Concerns Over Long Term COVID Vax Side Effects
» Video: Joe Rogan Applauds Tucker Carlson for Having Conversations With Leftists… and it Makes Leftists Angry
» Viral Fauci Doc Shot Shows Dr. Working Alongside Portrait of Himself in Home Office
» Walmart vs. Whiteness
» Watch the Moment Mother Tells Son He Doesn’t Have to Wear Mask to School Anymore
» Watch — Loudoun County School Board Meeting Erupts After Sex Assault Bombshell: ‘You Buried a Rape’
» Will America Survive
» Zuckerberg’s Election Spending Was ‘Carefully Orchestrated’ To Influence 2020 Vote: Ex-FEC Member
 
Canada
» Alberta Judge Compels Whistle Stop Cafe Owner to Post Gov’t-Approved COVID Warning on His Own Social Media Posts
» Christian Pastor Artur Pawlowski Compelled by Judge to Recite Government-Approved COVID Warning
» New Brunswick Pastor Faces Jail for Not Vax Passing His Congregation
» Thousands Protest Quebec Health-Care Worker Vaccine Mandate
 
Europe and the EU
» Definitely Not Authoritarian: Britain to Introduce Facial Recognition App for Government Services
» Formation of the Czech Government: The Leader of the Winning Coalition Awaits Presidential Visit
» France to Close a Mosque in the West of the Country Over Jihad Support
» France Could Block Porn Sites That Do Not Verify User Age
» ‘German So-Called Economic Miracle is a Trifle Compared to What is Being Achieved in Poland, ‘ Says Polish Central Bank Head
» Germany: Cologne Mosques to Begin Outdoor Broadcasting of Muslim Call to Prayer
» Italy: Night Clubs to Open to 50% Capacity, Culture Venues 100%
» Italy: Bunga Bunga Parties Not ‘Elegant Soirées’ Say Participants
» Kongsberg: Man Accused of Norway Bow and Arrow Attack That Killed 5 Was ‘Flagged for Radicalisation’
» Macron Says Small Nuclear Reactors Will be Part of His ‘France 2030’ Energy Plan
» Norway: Kongsberg: Bow and Arrow Attack Appears to be Terrorism — Officials
» Norway: Muslim Convert Responsible for Bow and Arrow Killings Described as “Danish National” by Media
» Norway Bow-and-Arrow Suspect Was Flagged for Radicalization
» Principal Who Declined to Say Holocaust Was Real is Rehired
» Swedish City Archive Covers Up Jewish Books to ‘Avoid Vandalism’
» UK MP David Davis Blasts YouTube for Censoring His Speech Against Vaccine Passports
» UK: Left-Wing MP Who Made Acid Attack Threats Against Partner’s Friend Convicted
» UK: Paedophile Policeman Farooq Ahmed Fired Following Sex Abuse Convictions
» UK: Prince William Demands Entrepreneurs Focus More on Saving the Earth Than Space Travel
» UK: Prince Charles Could Take Down the Monarchy With Green Politics, Warns Brexit’s Farage
» UK: Two Drug Dealer Arrests and 17 Narcotics Crimes at Parliament Last Year: Report
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Alabama Cherokee Tribe Establishes Ties With Israel, Recognizes ‘Undivided’ Jerusalem
 
South Asia
» Attacks on Durgapuja in Many Places in Bangladesh by Jihadi Elements
 
Far East
» Apple Removes Popular Bible and Quran Apps From the Chinese App Store
 
Australia — Pacific
» Charges Expected to be Laid After Climate Protest Blocks Road Chip Mill on NSW Southern Coast
» Paradigm Shift? Aussie Cop Quits, Refuses to Enforce COVID Tyranny, Says “Majority” Of Cops Feel the Same
 
Latin America
» Havana Syndrome Reported at US Embassy in Colombia
 
Immigration
» Armed Afghan Threatens to Kill Workers at Asylum Center in France
» Breaking Report: Well Over 4,000 Illegal Migrants Have Entered Germany Since August
» Illegal Migrant Arrivals Up 51 Per Cent in Spain So Far in 2021
 
Culture Wars
» Facebook Announces Special Harassment Protections for Journalists and “Human Rights Defenders”
» Here Are Some More Pornographic Sexual and Homosexual Books for Children and Teenagers in a Wyoming Public Library — and Likely Also in Your Town.
» Instagram Censors Evolutionary Biologist for Post Pointing Out Men Are Physically Stronger Than Women
» Police Scotland Characterize Calling a Woman “Nice” & Buying Her Dinner as Pre-Cursors to “Sexual Violence”
» YouTube Suspends Steven Crowder After Alex Jones Episode Discussing Transgender Rape in Prison
 

Bidenflation Stole Christmas: Prices Soar on Toys, Bikes, Electronics, Sports Equipment, And Pets

The holiday season is going to weigh a lot heavier on the finances of many American families this year thanks to inflation that is running hotter than has been seen in over a decade.

The Department of Labor issued its twin inflation reports, known as the Consumer Price Index and the Producer Price Index, this week. They both showed the prices of many popular holiday gifts have shot up over the past twelve months.

  • Toys, games, and children’s vehicles: + 5.8 percent.
  • Sporting and athletic goods: +12.0 percent.
  • Sports vehicles including bicycles: +8.9 percent.
  • Televisions: +12.9 percent.
  • Pets and pet supplies: +4.2 percent.
  • Home electronic equipment: +6.4 percent.
  • Home appliances: 5.0 percent.
  • Major appliances: 9.7 percent.
  • Cameras and photographic equipment: +6.9 percent.
  • Computers and smart home assistants: +8.5 percent.

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

Our Economy is Starting to Break Down on a Very Basic Level

Right now, we are already facing the most epic labor shortage in U.S. history, and economic activity is badly gummed up as a result. If millions more qualified people are thrown out of work in the months ahead due to these absurd mandates, that is going to cause unprecedented chaos all across America. A weekend of canceled flights might be bad, but it is nothing compared to the complete and utter nightmare our society will be facing if all of these mandates go through.

[…]

It isn’t just the U.S. economy that is crumbling. Literally, the economic infrastructure of the entire globe is falling to pieces, and experts are warning that things will continue to break down in the months ahead.

So many of the things that you have been warned about are starting to transpire right in front of our eyes, and this winter looks like it will be very dark indeed.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

#EmptyShelvesJoe Trending on Twitter Amid Biden’s Supply Chain Crisis

The hashtag #EmptyShelvesJoe shot to the top of the trending topics on Twitter Thursday amid the supply chain crisis threatening the nation’s economy and holiday shopping.

Social media users employed the tagline to rip President Biden for empty shelves and skyrocketing prices caused by a backlog of shipping containers waiting to dock at California ports.

“Just went food shopping…again…thanks #EmptyShelvesJoe I really love having to go every day now in order to find what used to take one trip,” one account wrote, along with a photo of near-empty shelves at a grocery store.

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

AG Garland’s Potential Conflict of Interest on Son-in-Law’s Firm Backing Critical Race Theory Under Scrutiny

A conservative government watchdog is seeking information related to reports that Attorney General Merrick Garland’s son-in-law is the co-founder of a company that promotes critical race theory (CRT) in the classroom.

America First Legal (AFL) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with DOJ on Wednesday seeking records related to Garland’s Oct. 4 memo, which directed DOJ’s National Security Division and the FBI to investigate “threatening” parents at school board meetings speaking out against CRT.

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

Biden’s Approval Rating is Now 10% Lower Than Obama at the Same Point of His Presidency and Less Than Half of Americans Trust Him to Get the Country Out of the Pandemic, New Poll Numbers Show

President Joe Biden’s approval rating is 10 points behind President Barack Obama’s at this point in Obama’s presidency, as Biden’s numbers have been battered by the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, among other issues.

The Real Clear Politics polling average for Obama on October, 11 2009 stood at 53 per cent approval and 40 per cent disapproval, while Biden currently stands at 43 per cent approval and 52.3 per cent disapproval.

A new Axios/Ipsos poll released Tuesday found that Americans are getting more pessimistic about the pandemic, and losing trust in Biden at the same time.

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

Big Tech’s Argument That Antitrust Regulation Would Lead to Weaker National Security is Wearing Thin

Big Tech’s monopolistic position in the market does not boost US national security — as argued by the behemoths targeted by antitrust legislation, and by their mouthpieces.

That is the gist of a letter sent to the US House of Representatives by a number of anti-monopoly groups that are seeking to refute such claims made recently by former national security figures — Bloomberg, that has seen the letter, writes.

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

Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Ban Big Tech From Rigging Search Results

Tech giants like Amazon and Google would be banned from rigging search results to favor their own products under new legislation that a bipartisan group of US senators revealed on Thursday.

News of the bill, which is sponsored by the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate’s antitrust committee, comes just one day after a bombshell Reuters investigation revealed that Amazon allegedly used data on third-party sellers to come up with ideas for its own labels in India — then rigged search results to favor the knockoffs.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), the bill’s top Democratic sponsor and the chair of the Senate’s antitrust subcommittee, said the legislation is needed to rein in Big Tech.

“As dominant digital platforms — some of the biggest companies our world has ever seen — increasingly give preference to their own products and services, we must put policies in place to ensure small businesses and entrepreneurs still have the opportunity to succeed in the digital marketplace,” Klobuchar said in a statement.

Amazon has pushed back against the Reuters investigation of data to rip off third-party sellers — and Jeff Bezos himself told Congress last year that the company doesn’t engage in the practice.

Other sponsors of the antitrust bill, which is called the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, include Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham, John Kennedy and Cynthia Lummis — as well as Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin, Richard Blumenthal and Cory Booker.

In addition to stopping Amazon from ripping off third-party sellers and rigging search results, the bill would prevent Google from prioritizing its own products over rivals in search results.

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

Breaking Alert: Diplomat Ready to Testify About Biden Family Crimes Found Dead

How convenient.

These politicians are untouchable.

Rest in peace.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Creating a Preference Tsumani

So this ties in with Asche and others, to wit the fact that only when we are isolated do we not see the bigger skein of things. When we believe we are alone in our views, surrounded by those who believe in groupthink uniformity differently than we do, we question our own sanity. But as Asche’s experiments noted, once one person stands and is noticed that spell is broken. One leads to another, and another, and another…

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Ecokooks in the Road

Note that enemies of civilization rely on the people whose world they are ruining to be civilized. If normal people shared leftists’ “by any means necessary” moral code, the ecokooks would wind up as roadkill.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: Pfizer’s Nervousness About Its COVID Vaccine’s Origins Conceals a Horror Story

In August, the University of Pittsburgh effectively made a horrifying admission. The Center for Medical Progress, which had to enlist the help of Judicial Watch before the university would respond to its Freedom of Information Act request, explained that the school’s GUDMAP program (full name: GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project), with the help of area Planned Parenthood abortion providers, was “allowing babies, some of the age of viability, to be delivered alive, and then killing them by cutting their kidneys out.”

[…]

To harvest a viable embryonic kidney … sufficiently healthy children old enough to have adequately-developed kidneys must be removed from the womb, alive, typically by cesarean section, and have their kidneys cut out. This must take place without anesthesia for the child, which would lessen the viability of the organs.

The deliberate killing of an unwanted child (a little girl, in the case of HEK 293) took place in the tortuous manner it did precisely to obtain her organs for research. The harvest of her organs was the direct cause of her death, prior to which, she was a living child, outside the womb.”

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Is Southwest Airlines a Harbinger of Future Resistance?

Some principles are too important to be bought and sold, or given up out of fear. Freedom is the first of them. Yes, there may be a price to be paid for freedom. Our forefathers did so. Why should we be afraid to follow their example? It seems many Southwest Airlines pilots aren’t. Good for them!

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Loudoun County Schools Failed to Report Several Alleged Sexual Assaults

On Thursday, it was revealed that Loudoun County Public Schools did not adhere to a state law that requires reporting all school safety incidents to the public, failing to record numerous cases of alleged sexual assault that have happened this year and in years past.

According to The Daily Wire, state law requires statistics on assaults and other school incidents to be reported in a public database called Safe Schools Information Resource (SSIR), which the Virginia Department of Education administers.

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

Mailvox: Dying Suddenly

An electrician reports that an alarmingly high number of the members of his union are dying, more than 4x the annual average.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Media Strategies and Tactics

Your enemy, if he’s at all intelligent and observant, will remember what you’ve done in the past that’s succeeded in thwarting him. He’ll study those moves until he comes up with a countermeasure — and so also must you do with his previously successful tactics.

We in the Right have railed against the Mainstream Media until we’re breathless and hoarse. Yet we’ve learned relatively little from them. What does that say about our intelligence and percipience?

It’s time to change that.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Military Archbishop Supports Religious Exemptions From Vaccine Mandates

The Catholic archbishop of the U.S. military said this week Catholic military personnel could refuse the mandated coronavirus vaccine on religious grounds.

“No one should be forced to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if it would violate the sanctity of his or her conscience,” said Archbishop Timothy Broglio in a statement.

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

New WHO Team Proposed for Looking Into COVID Origin Already Has Potential Conflict of Interest

The new World Health Organization (WHO) group investigating the pandemic is called the Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens. They’re actively avoiding the appearance of conflicts of interest this time around.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, the mission is already a bust if they allow Germany’s Institute of Virology head, Christian Drosten, the chance to participate. “The names and brief biographies of the individuals selected for SAGO Membership are now disclosed for public notice and comment,” the official group page says. Drosten’s name is signed on the February 2020 Lancet letter organized by Peter Daszak of the EcoHealth Alliance.

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

Old Man Yells at the Unvaccinated

I was vaccine hesitant, but after Keith Olbermann shouted at and angrily insulted me from his multi-million dollar Central Park penthouse, now I’m convinced!

Now I’ve been calmly reassured by this placid picture of prudence, I’ll be booking my appointment immediately.

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

Portland Businesses Beg City Leaders for Help Due to ‘Rapidly Deteriorating’ Neighborhood Conditions

A group of businesses in Portland, Oregon’s Old Town have sent a letter to Mayor Ted Wheeler as well as city and county commissioners urging for their help with the “rapidly deteriorating conditions” in their neighborhood.

The letter, dated Oct. 11, states that each of the four businesses have experienced “flagrant drug dealing, fires and vandalism, verbal and physical threats as well as actual assaults” over the last several months.

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

Postal Worker’s Mother Says He Was Bullied Before Shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier who shot a manager and a supervisor before killing himself at a Tennessee postal facility was not a violent person and was being bullied at work by his superiors, his mother said Thursday.

Tracey Haley told The Associated Press that her 28-year-old son, Johntra Haley, was the person who shot two postal service co-workers Tuesday at a sorting facility in Memphis.

She said her son had called her and told her he was being bullied by his bosses.

“He was a churchgoing person. It’s just the people at the job was bullying him,” she said. “My son went to that job faithfully every day, worked long hours … comes home stressed because they’re talking to him any kind of way.”

Haley spoke to an AP journalist at the apartment complex where her son lived as postal inspectors took the man’s sister aside for questioning. The inspectors declined comment…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Protesters Take Over Inside of Interior Department in Demonstration Against Fossil Fuels

Dozens of protesters filled the U.S. Department of the Interior building on Thursday for a climate sit-in, following a march through Washington D.C. that attracted hundreds of people, The Washington Post reported.

Those individuals who could not enter the building attempted to push past police to enter the building which led to a shoving altercation and some police using their tasers. This came as the group looked to speak with Interior Department Secretary Deb Haaland who was not in the building at the site of the sit-in, The Post wrote.

Thursday marked the fourth day of protests as part of the ongoing People vs Fossil Fuels demonstrations. These activists demand that President Biden declare a national climate emergency and cease his approval of fossil fuel projects.

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

Rantz: Seattle School Cancels Halloween Over ‘Equity, ‘ Says Black Kids Don’t Celebrate

A Seattle elementary school canceled Halloween activities over concerns about student equity and inclusion. Specifically, Seattle Public Schools says Black males do not celebrate and, more generally, students of color feel marginalized by the holiday. One parent, however, thinks this is an “exercise in affluent white vanity that is wokeism.”

Benjamin Franklin Day Elementary (B.F. Day) in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood typically hosts Halloween festivities each year. They include a “Pumpkin Parade” where students wear costumes if they choose. But the school administration changed its focus to “foundational beliefs around equity for our students and families,” and, consequently, they’re canceling Halloween.

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

Respiratory Therapist Blows Whistle: “I’m Watching People Die”

Mark Bishofsky is a former Lead Respiratory Therapist. In other words, he’s literally the guy who runs the ventilators in the hospital. But we say former because Mark is stepping away from his job. He says that instead of helping people, he’s seeing them die from improper treatment. They aren’t dying because hospitals are full and doctors can’t care for them. In fact, there are plenty of empty beds. No, Mark says people are dying because doctors insist on using deadly treatments that don’t work. He says he’s seen people die whom he knows would live if they simply weren’t sedated and then intubated.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Sanjay Gupta Tucks Tail Back at CNN After Disastrous Rogan Interview

Update (1715ET): To the surprise of absolutely nobody, CNN is in major damage control mode after Joe Rogan slammed the network over their coverage of his use of Ivermectin as part of a cocktail he used to treat Covid-19.

Note how CNN‘s framing is absolutely disingenuous — with Lemon suggesting they didn’t slander Rogan for taking ‘horse dewormer’ — whiled Gupta lied when he said there’s ‘no evidence that it [Ivermectin] really works’ against Covid.

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

The Amish Refuse Flu Manchu Foolishness

No lockdowns.

No isolation.

No vaccine.

No mandates.

The Amish did everything the Democratic Media Complex said was anathema and came through just fine, with no notable excess deaths, and got on with living their lives. Also: “We made more money in the last year than we ever did. It was our best year ever.”

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

The Truth: Rejected

A friend sent me a link to a paper in a medical journal which examined the relationship between CoVID injection rates and new case rates in countries around the world. According to the prevailing narrative, high injection rates should result in low rates of new cases, implying what we call a negative association between the variables; in other words, the injection is preventing some new cases. The authors studied their data and announced that (sadly) there was no such relation; high injection rates did not result in lower new case rates.

I looked at their graph and their data and re-analyzed it myself. I discovered that not only was there not a negative association; indeed there was a strong, statistically significant positive association. In other words, higher CoVID injection rates were provably associated with higher new case rates. Wow.

What did your trusty data guy do? Quickly write up the results and send them to the principal author of the original paper, a professor at a well-known university. No answer.

No problem! I just sent this in as a two-page “short communication” to the journal that published the original paper. My discovery does not invalidate the original paper; in some ways it reinforces and strengthens their conclusion.

The journal just replied and said they will not publish it. They couldn’t find anything wrong mathematically, but — they just didn’t think it was all that important.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Threatening Messages Reportedly Directed at Rhode Island Teacher Who Opposes Critical Race Theory

A Rhode Island middle school teacher said she’s facing harassment after openly opposing the teaching of critical race theory .

Ramona Bessinger, who teaches at Esek Hopkins Middle School, claimed that the racial ideology led to taunting from students and colleagues alike. One student called her “America” because she is white, and a staff member accused her of having “white privilege,” she said.

After speaking out about teaching policies centered on the ideology and whistleblowing on the school’s alleged encouragement to participate in “white educator affinity groups,” Bessinger was notified on Oct. 5 that she had to attend a “pre-disciplinary hearing” Wednesday — not for her views, but for violating a school safety procedure during a lockdown.

Photographs, allegedly of Bessinger’s classroom whiteboard from when she was not present, appear to show threatening messages including “F*** ya b****,” “Bye you fired,” “b****,” “Fire Ms. Bessinger,” and many other scribbled phrases suggesting she leave.

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

United Barred From Putting Workers With COVID Vaccine Exemption on Unpaid Leave, Judge Rules

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily restrained United Airlines from placing employees on unpaid leave for seeking a medical or religious exemption from the carrier’s requirement to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

US District Judge Mark Pittman in Fort Worth also temporarily restrained United from denying any late requests for religious or medical accommodations, according to Reuters.

His restraining order expires on Oct. 26.

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

Video: Fauci Claims No “True Basis” In Concerns Over Long Term COVID Vax Side Effects

In another display of ignorance on the science, Anthony Fauci declared Wednesday that there are is no “true basis” for concerns over potential long term side effects of COVID vaccines, despite there being no long term studies to take data from.

While speaking on a virtual call in concert with CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Fauci was asked by a caller if pilots have any ‘valid concerns’ after it was suggested that many are remaining unvaccinated to avoid potential long term side effects that may infringe on their ability to fly.

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

Video: Joe Rogan Applauds Tucker Carlson for Having Conversations With Leftists… and it Makes Leftists Angry

Joe Rogan continued to annoy people who don’t like debate, questions or nuanced conversation Wednesday by praising Tucker Carlson for engaging in all of the above.

During a conversation with guest Alex Berenson, who has also angered leftists by merely asking questions about vaccines, the topic turned to Carlson.

When Berenson compared Rogan and Carlson, the former joked that he may not like where the conversation was heading.

“We’ll also talk to anybody,” Rogan clarified, adding “Tucker has a lot of left-wing people on and he doesn’t disparage them or criticize them or mock them.”

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

Viral Fauci Doc Shot Shows Dr. Working Alongside Portrait of Himself in Home Office

“I just finished the Fauci documentary on Disney+ so you don’t have to,” one Twitter user posted to the social media site, captioning the still of Fauci working in his home office. “Here is what was, for me, the defining image: Fauci at work in his home office, beneath a larger-than-lifesize oil painting portrait of himself.”

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Walmart vs. Whiteness

Walmart Inc. has launched a critical race theory training program that denounces the United States as a “white supremacy system” and teaches white, hourly wage employees that they are guilty of “white supremacy thinking” and “internalized racial superiority.”

According to a cache of internal documents I have obtained from a whistleblower, Walmart launched the program in 2018 in partnership with the Racial Equity Institute, a Greensboro, North Carolina, consulting firm that has worked extensively with universities, government agencies, and private corporations. The program is based on the core principles of critical race theory, including “intersectionality,” “internalized racial oppression,” “internalized racial inferiority,” and “white anti-racist development.” Since the program’s launch, Walmart has trained more than 1,000 employees and made the program mandatory for executives and recommended for hourly wage workers in Walmart stores. When reached for comment, Walmart confirmed that the company has “engaged REI for a number of training sessions since 2018” and has “found these sessions to be thought provoking and constructive.”

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

Watch the Moment Mother Tells Son He Doesn’t Have to Wear Mask to School Anymore

Bittersweet video of a student learning from his mom that he won’t need to wear a mask to school anymore went viral on social media.

The footage shows Arkansas mother Elizabeth Bennett breaking the great news to her son, telling him that he won’t have to wear a mask to school anymore after winning a lawsuit in court over mask mandates.

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

Watch — Loudoun County School Board Meeting Erupts After Sex Assault Bombshell: ‘You Buried a Rape’

Parents in Loudoun County, Virginia, were livid Tuesday night over an alleged coverup of sexual assault as debate rages over a transgender policy allowing male students to use female facilities such as restrooms and locker rooms.

Tuesday’s Loudoun County school board meeting, which has been a national hotbed of controversy over the implementation of radical Critical Race Theory and transgender policies, was dominated by parents speaking up about the alleged coverup of a sexual assault by a student who identifies as a transgender woman, according to an explosive report. Many parents called for the resignations of school board members.

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

Will America Survive

American’s have become enslaved by their desire to have money. I recognize this is a blanket statement and that necessities are purchased with money, the point is that Americans have in many ways a distorted perspective on what constitutes necessities.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Zuckerberg’s Election Spending Was ‘Carefully Orchestrated’ To Influence 2020 Vote: Ex-FEC Member

A former federal election official on Thursday called the $400 million-plus that Mark Zuckerberg spent to help finance local elections a “carefully orchestrated attempt” to influence the 2020 vote — and recommended that all states ban private funding of election offices.

Hans von Spakovsky, a former Federal Election Commission member, said the billionaire Facebook founder’s donations to a pair of nonprofits that doled out the cash to nearly 2,500 counties in 49 states “violated fundamental principles of equal treatment of voters since it may have led to unequal opportunities to vote in different areas of a state.”

“My reaction is that this was a carefully orchestrated attempt to convert official government election offices into get-out-the-vote operations for one political party and to insert political operatives into election offices in order to influence and manipulate the outcome of the election,” said von Spakovsky, a Republican who now runs the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative.

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Alberta Judge Compels Whistle Stop Cafe Owner to Post Gov’t-Approved COVID Warning on His Own Social Media Posts

Whistle Stop Cafe owner Chris Scott was sentenced to an Orwellian compelled speech condition requiring him to give the Alberta government’s talking points anytime he posts about COVID-19, vaccines, and lockdowns.

Justice Adam Germain also ruled Scott must serve 18 months probation, pay $20,000 in fines for holding a protest that breached a court order prohibiting illegal public gatherings.

Scott was also levied $11,000 in court costs to Alberta Health Services. When handing down his ruling, Germain read a sample script Scott and fellow defendants Pastor Art Pawlowski and his brother Dawid have to read or post alongside any public comments on social media or otherwise when the men question Alberta Health Services’ COVID policies. The sample script touted the efficacy of vaccines, masking, and other restrictions.

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Christian Pastor Artur Pawlowski Compelled by Judge to Recite Government-Approved COVID Warning

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Sheila Gunn Reid joined Ezra to talk about Pastor Artur’s latest court ordered set of fines and conditions.

Justice Adam Germain ordered that for the next 18 months, whenever Pastor Artur talks about lockdowns, the pandemic or vaccines — in tweets, in speeches, in media interviews — he must immediately repudiate himself, and give the “official” government view condemning himself.

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New Brunswick Pastor Faces Jail for Not Vax Passing His Congregation

Pastor Phil Hutchings of His Tabernacle Family Church in Saint John, New Brunswick was served with a notice of motion Wednesday afternoon by the Minister of Health.

The notice requires Hutchings to appear before a judge on October 15, at 2 p.m. to answer for allegedly violating an interlocutory injunction dated October 8 [see below]. That previous order obligated Hutchings to follow all COVID regulations in the New Brunswick Public Health Act and the Revised Mandatory Order which mandates His Tabernacle to force congregants to wear masks.

Under the Act, the church must also check the vaccination status of congregants and turn away those who are not vaccinated or will not provide proof of vaccination.

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Thousands Protest Quebec Health-Care Worker Vaccine Mandate

“March for the uniformed” was the theme of the protest in Montreal this past Saturday, where a few thousand people were present.

The march began at city hall, bypassing the courthouse and ending in a park in Montreal.

We could see firefighters, nurses, lab technicians, police officers, teachers, and many more united for the same cause.

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Definitely Not Authoritarian: Britain to Introduce Facial Recognition App for Government Services

The British government will introduce a facial recognition app for citizens to access a range of public services after already introducing the technology for its coronavirus vaccine passport app.

The new gov.uk app, which is expected to be introduced late next year, will enable citizens to access over 300 government services through their smartphones. The app will either use facial recognition or fingerprint scanning to verify the user.

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Formation of the Czech Government: The Leader of the Winning Coalition Awaits Presidential Visit

President Milos Zeman will receive the leader of the SPOLU (Together) coalition Petr Fiala “at a later date,” a spokesman of the president confirmed on Twitter. It is to take place when the hospitalized Milos Zeman is outside the intensive care unit. “All joint negotiations should lead to us being able to sign a joint coalition agreement by November 8 at the latest,” said Fiala.

“I contacted the castle chancellor and asked for a meeting with the president, we will discuss the date as soon as the president is moved from the intensive care unit to a standard room,” Fiala said when asked when he would meet with President Milos Zeman, who is currently being treated at Prague’s Central Military Hospital.

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France to Close a Mosque in the West of the Country Over Jihad Support

The mosque in the village of Allonnes in Western France, where preachers openly support the armed jihadist fight, will be closed at the instigation of local authorities. Violence and acts of terrorism were incited at the religious site, which the authorities say is a criminal offense.

“According to the information gathered, preachers and other activities of this religious site, visited by people belonging to or close to the radical Islamist movement, justify the use of armed jihad, martyrdom, terrorist acts, and the use of violence, hatred, discrimination, and the introduction of Sharia law,” said the authorities of the department of Sarthe in a statement.

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France Could Block Porn Sites That Do Not Verify User Age

The French government has issued a decree stating that it may block pornographic websites that are unable to verify that minors cannot access their content.

The Senior Audiovisual Council (CSA), a French government regulator of electronic media, will be able under a new French government decree to block websites that do not have sufficient measures to stop minors from accessing them.

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‘German So-Called Economic Miracle is a Trifle Compared to What is Being Achieved in Poland, ‘ Says Polish Central Bank Head

The head of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) Adam Glapinski compared the economic situation in Poland to the German economic miracle in 1950s and 1960s, also known as the Miracle of the Rhine.

“Between communism and war, we weren’t given any chances to develop normally. For the pride of future generations, we are making up for all of this very quickly. The German economic miracle is a trifle compared to what we are achieving in Poland today,” he said.

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Germany: Cologne Mosques to Begin Outdoor Broadcasting of Muslim Call to Prayer

Acceding to demands from Islamic organizations sponsored by the Turkish government, the city of Cologne, once a stronghold of Christendom in Germany, has authorized mosques in the city to begin sounding Muslim calls to prayer over outdoor loudspeakers. The move, ostensibly aimed at promoting multicultural diversity and inclusion, represents a significant step toward the cultural normalization of Islam in Germany. It is taking German multiculturalism into uncharted territory.

Observers believe that Cologne — famous for its cathedral, the largest Gothic church in northern Europe — is establishing a national precedent, and that many of the more than 3,000 mosques in Germany will soon also begin publicly calling Muslims to prayer. They say that German towns and cities will evoke the sounds and images of the Islamic Middle East.

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Italy: Night Clubs to Open to 50% Capacity, Culture Venues 100%

Stadiums can go up to 75% of capacity

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 8 — Premier Mario Draghi’s government has given the all-clear for Italy’s indoor night clubs to reopen to 50% of capacity from Monday and for cultural venues such as cinemas and theatres to reopen 100%, rather than being half full as they have been up to now.

The night club sector is the last one to be allowed to reopen as COVID-19 restrictions are eased thanks to improved contagion data and high levels of vaccination coverage.

The government has gone further than the recommendations of its CTS panel of expert advisors on the battle against the coronavirus, which had suggested reopening the night clubs to 50% of capacity.

Outdoor clubs will be able to run at 75% of capacity.

Clubbers will have to have the Green Pass vaccine passport to enter the establishments, which are only allowed to open if they are in a low COVID risk white zones.

Customers will not have to wear facemasks on the dance floor but they will in other areas of the clubs.

Stadiums will be able allow in spectators to 75% of capacity, rather than 50% at the moment, while indoor sports venues will be able to go up to 60%.

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Italy: Bunga Bunga Parties Not ‘Elegant Soirées’ Say Participants

Berlusconi ‘ruined our lives’ say Guerra and Sorcinelli

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 6 — Silvio Berlusconi’s so-called bunga bunga parties were far from being the innocent “elegant soirées’ he has said they were, two former participants in the alleged sex parties said Wednesday.

“Elegant dinners? Don’t make me laugh, that’s a joke,” said Barbara Guerra and Alessandra Sorcinelli, two of the young women who participated in the parties and are on trial along with the three-time ex-premier and media mogul for allegedly receiving bribes from him to lie about the true nature of the affairs.

Both women indicated they would tell the court what the parties were really like.

“We’re ready to talk, Berlusconi has ruined our lives,” they told reporters outside the courtroom.

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Kongsberg: Man Accused of Norway Bow and Arrow Attack That Killed 5 Was ‘Flagged for Radicalisation’

The man accused of being behind Wednesday’s deadly bow-and-arrow attack in Norway is a Muslim convert who had previously been flagged as having been radicalised, police said.

Norway’s domestic security agency, PST, said on Thursday the attack “currently appears to be an act of terrorism”, but added the investigation will shed more light on the motivation.

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Macron Says Small Nuclear Reactors Will be Part of His ‘France 2030’ Energy Plan

Nuclear power is officially a part of President Emmanuel Macron’s plan for France to become a green leader by 2030.

The country is looking at the idea of building smaller nuclear reactors, according to a plan to become a leader in green hydrogen that was detailed this week.

“We must wage the battle of innovation and industrialisation at the same time,” the French president told a gathering of business leaders and young entrepreneurs, unveiling plans to invest €30 billion ($35 billion) to “re-industrialise,” Macron said in remarks, according to France 24.

Widely seen as laying out his plan for reelection, Macron said that France was going to build “a low-carbon plane, a small modular reactor as well as two megafactories for the production of green hydrogen” by 2030.

[Comment: Green energy is a pipe dream. Nuclear energy is cheap and clean.]

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Norway: Kongsberg: Bow and Arrow Attack Appears to be Terrorism — Officials

A deadly bow and arrow attack in Norway which left five people dead appears to have been an act of terror, Norway’s security service (PST) said.

However a motive has not yet been determined.

The suspect, a 37-year-old Danish citizen, had converted to Islam and there were fears he had been radicalised, police say.

He is accused of killing four women and a man on Wednesday night in the southern town of Kongsberg.

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Norway: Muslim Convert Responsible for Bow and Arrow Killings Described as “Danish National” by Media

After a Muslim convert on a radicalization watchlist killed five people during a bow and arrow rampage in Oslo, media outlets and Twitter reacted by describing the perpetrator as a “Danish national.”

Hmm, they appear to have left something out there.

Four women and one man were left dead after the attack, while an off-duty police officer and another person were wounded.

According to police chief Ole Bredrup Saeverud, the 37-year-old culprit had converted to Islam and “There were concerns over radicalisation.”

Reuters reported the story with the headline “Danish man suspected of killing five in bow-and-arrow attack in Norway.”

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Norway Bow-and-Arrow Suspect Was Flagged for Radicalization

A Danish man suspected of using a bow and arrow to kill five people and wound two others in Norway — in what authorities say appears to have been an act of terrorism — is a Muslim convert who had previously been flagged as having been radicalized, police said Thursday.

The unidentified 37-year-old suspect launched his attack late Wednesday in several locations in the town of Kongsberg, some 40 miles southwest of Oslo, killing four women and a man between the ages of 50 and 70, Police Chief Ole B. Saeverud said.

Two people, including an off-duty cop, were wounded in the attack, according to Reuters.

“There earlier had been worries of the man having been radicalized,” Saeverud told reporters, adding that there were “complicated assessments related to the motive, and it will take time before this is clarified.”

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Principal Who Declined to Say Holocaust Was Real is Rehired

A Florida high school principal who was fired last year after telling a student’s mother “not everyone believes the Holocaust happened” was rehired after a recommendation by an administrative law judge.

The Palm Beach County school board voted 4-3 on Wednesday to reinstate former Spanish River High School principal William Latson and give him $152,000 in back pay, the Palm Beach Post reported.

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Swedish City Archive Covers Up Jewish Books to ‘Avoid Vandalism’

Malmö city archivist Anette Sarnäs decided to display Jewish books and posters books in the window of the city archive office only to be told to cover them to avoid potential vandalism.

The multicultural Swedish city is hosting a conference on the Holocaust this week and Ms Sarnäs decided to post the books and posters in the window to coincide with the conference and was shocked after she was told to cover them up.

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UK MP David Davis Blasts YouTube for Censoring His Speech Against Vaccine Passports

UK Member of Parliament (MP) David Davis has slammed YouTube for its temporary removal of a speech where he spoke out against vaccine passports and discussed the importance of freedom.

The video, which is titled “‘Vaccine passports, a solution looking for a problem’ — David Davis MP,” was a recording of a speech Davis gave at a recent event hosted by civil liberties group Big Brother Watch during the UK Conservative Party Conference 2021.

In the speech, Davis described freedom as “the principal reason that the United Kingdom has had a long and illustrious history.” He also took aim at vaccine passports and described them as something where “there’s no greater current example of this current disregard for our freedom.”

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UK: Left-Wing MP Who Made Acid Attack Threats Against Partner’s Friend Convicted

Former Labour MP Claudia Webbe has been found guilty of harassment after threatening to throw acid at her boyfriend’s female friend.

Ms Webbe, 56, was suspended from the Labour Party in September 2020 over the harassment charge and has since been sitting in the House of Commons as the independent MP for Leicester East. She was found guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday of harassment against Michelle Merritt, 59, and may face a prison sentence.

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UK: Paedophile Policeman Farooq Ahmed Fired Following Sex Abuse Convictions

Paedophile policeman Farooq Ahmed has been dismissed from the Greater Manchester Police force following his conviction for multiple child sex offences.

38-year-old Ahmed, who formerly covered the Tameside area for the English police force, was convicted of “three counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 [and] as one count of making an indecent image of a child” between 2016 and 2018 at Minshull Street Crown Court last December, according to an official police statment.

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UK: Prince William Demands Entrepreneurs Focus More on Saving the Earth Than Space Travel

Prince William appears to have taken a leaf out of his father’s and brother’s books by expressing his woke, green side, saying that entrepreneurs should be spending their time and resources saving the planet rather than going into space.

The Duke of Cambridge, the second in line to the British throne, made the comments in an interview with the BBC on Thursday.

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UK: Prince Charles Could Take Down the Monarchy With Green Politics, Warns Brexit’s Farage

Prince Charles should “stay out of active politics” or threaten the British monarchy itself, warned Brexit leader Nigel Farage after the heir to the British throne expressed “understanding” for the far-left eco-extremist groups Extinction Rebellion (XR) and Insulate Britain.

Despite the British convention which holds that members of the Royal family remain outside of politics, Prince Charles has not been shy in espousing his green beliefs.

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UK: Two Drug Dealer Arrests and 17 Narcotics Crimes at Parliament Last Year: Report

Two drug dealers were arrested and 17 narcotics offences took place at the Palace of Westminster in the 12 months to March 2021, according to a freedom of information request.

The figures obtained by The Sun newspaper revealed that as well as the arrest of the two drug dealers on the parliamentary estate, the Metropolitan Police Service arrested eight people for possession of cannabis and five others for the possession of unspecified narcotics.

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Alabama Cherokee Tribe Establishes Ties With Israel, Recognizes ‘Undivided’ Jerusalem

Chief Larry Smith began his remarks by noting that “if there is a people that can understand how the Jews feel, it’s the Cherokee,” which received an “Amen” from the audience.

“We have chosen to identify with a people as a people,” he added.

Seth Penn, the deputy representative of the Red Wind Tribal District, said “the nation of Israel has a lot in common with the Cherokee people—they have been removed from their homeland, came back and have to fight for their homeland.”

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Attacks on Durgapuja in Many Places in Bangladesh by Jihadi Elements

Hindus denied with Durga Puja at Sankhanidhi Premises in Dhaka. Reports of attacks on Durga Puja coming from various parts of Islamic Bangladesh.

Upasana Das | HENB | Dhaka | Oct 13, 2021:: When the Bangladesh Nation is celebrating Durgapuja as the biggest festival for Bengali Hindus, the capital city Dhaka has witnessed a violation of rights of worship for minority Hindus. The local Hindus could not worship Devi Durga at the historic Sankhannidhi Radha Govind Jiu Temple on Tipu Sultan Road in Dhaka.

History tells us the 100 yrs old Shankhanidhi Premises built in 1921 by two Hindu merchant brothers, Lal Mohan Saha and Gour Nitai Saha, which was famous for its festivity of all Hindu celebration ranging Dol, Durgotsav, Deepavali and so on.

But, the scourge of partition in 1947 and in the violent anti Hindu turn during the liberation war in 1971, many Hindus compelled to leave their homeland in East Bengal (the erstwhile East Pakistan and now Islamic Bangladesh).

In such a turn the original Hindu owners of Sankhanidhi Premises left the country and the Muslims hooligans gradually used to encroach the building step by step. All the Hindu residents of the building were driven out and even the Radha Govind Jiu Temple in Sakhanidhi premises kept locked and key. In these circumstances all the Temple worship and Hindu festivals were stopped by the Muslim miscreants.

The Radha Govind Jiu Temple Trust and Hindu Math-Mandir Uddhar Samity (Monastery-Temple Reclaim Foundation) have been trying to get possession of the Radha Govind Jiu Temple and to start the Durga Puja in Sankhanidhi Premises for last 15 years.

But, as per a report of Daily Star dt 25.4.2007, the whole Sankhanidhi bulding was turned as a garage and motor workshop by local Muslims forcefully. Though, the building was declared as Heritage Building by Bangladesh Govt, the two third portion of the building was leased by ADC (Revenue), Dhaka to three Muslims named Sujon Sattar, ASM Khaled and Kanchan Ibrahim Dey on Feb 2000 and one third portion of the building was occupied by Bangladesh Engineering Shilpo Malik Samity. The members of this association had allegiance to the BNP once upon a time, but now they are very much close to ruling party Awami League…

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Apple Removes Popular Bible and Quran Apps From the Chinese App Store

US tech giant Apple has removed two popular religious apps from its Chinese App Store — “Bible App by Olive Tree” and “Quran Majeed — [xxxxx].”

Both apps have hundreds of thousands of ratings in the US App Store and are collectively downloaded by over 100,000 users each month, according to data from Sensor Tower.

According to Apple Censorship, a database that tracks Apple’s App Store removals in different countries, the apps were removed from the Chinese App Store at some point between September 28 and October 8.

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Charges Expected to be Laid After Climate Protest Blocks Road Chip Mill on NSW Southern Coast

Police say charges will be laid over an unauthorised climate protest that blocked access to a chip mill on the NSW Far South Coast for more than five hours today.

Extinction Rebellion Bega Valley has staged the protest at Edrom Road, south of Eden, blocking access to the Allied Natural Wood Exports (ANWE) chip mill from 7:00am.

“Officers attached to South Coast Police District were called about 7.45am, after approximately 10 people had blocked the roadway with a truck,” a NSW Police spokesperson said.

NSW Police alleged two women from Tarraganda, aged 26 and 62, sat on the truck for hours, refusing to come down.

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Paradigm Shift? Aussie Cop Quits, Refuses to Enforce COVID Tyranny, Says “Majority” Of Cops Feel the Same

Authored by Matt Agorist via The Free Thought Project

A female officer with Victoria Police, who served for 16 years, has resigned in protest against the use of police to enforce Covid-19 rules, saying in an interview that a “great majority” of her colleagues shared her sentiments.

Acting Senior Sergeant Krystle Mitchell has appeared on The Discernible Interviews channel on YouTube on Friday, wearing her dark-blue uniform and revealing that she had been “troubled” by how police resources have been applied during the pandemic by state authorities.

Victoria Police has been tasked with making sure that people in one of Australia’s most populous states abide by the lockdown restrictions, and with curbing illegal protests against the health rules and vaccination mandates, which often turn violent, resulting in numerous arrests and accusations of police brutality. Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city, holds the world record for longest lockdown.

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Havana Syndrome Reported at US Embassy in Colombia

US officials are investigating possible cases of Havana syndrome illness in Colombia, days before a visit by the Secretary of State, US media say.

US embassy staff in Bogota may have been injured by the mysterious illness, which causes a painful sound in the ears, fatigue and dizziness.

First reported in Cuba in 2016, US diplomats around the world have since reported cases of the syndrome.

Its origins are unknown, with some speculating it is a type of weapon.

On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal first reported that emails sent by US Ambassador to Colombia Philip Goldberg confirmed a number of “unexplained health incidents” or UHIs — the term used for Havana syndrome by the US government — since mid-September.

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Armed Afghan Threatens to Kill Workers at Asylum Center in France

An Afghan male threatened to murder employees of an asylum center in France where an immigration official was stabbed to death earlier this year, according to reports.

The incident reportedly unfolded on Monday afternoon at the Isard Cos reception center in Pau.

A 26-year-old male from Afghanistan who had been living at the facility for months became agitated during a meeting with staff who later revealed his outbursts are frequent.

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Breaking Report: Well Over 4,000 Illegal Migrants Have Entered Germany Since August

The migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border is affecting more than just Central European EU member states. According to the German Press Agency (DPA), the number of illegal migrants who have crossed the German border using the route through Poland and Belarus has been been on a swift uptick since August.

Between January and July 2021, only 26 such cases had been recorded, whereas 474 were noted in August. In the month of September, 1914 were recorded. And in the ten-day period of October 1 and 11, 1934 illegal migrants crossed the German border.

The majority of the migrants come from Iraq, but many of them also hail from Syria, Yemen, and Iran. The German regions most affected by the new migration wave are Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, and Saxony, according to the German police.

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Illegal Migrant Arrivals Up 51 Per Cent in Spain So Far in 2021

The number of illegal migrant arrivals in Spain from January to the end of September has increased by 51 per cent, according to figures released by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior.

The Spanish Interior Ministry has reported that in the first nine months of 2021, a total of 28,729 migrants have arrived illegally in Spanish territory, compared to 19,024 during the same period last year. In the month of January, 3,000 arrived, with that number almost tripling in September, which saw 8,451 arrivals.

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Facebook Announces Special Harassment Protections for Journalists and “Human Rights Defenders”

Facebook has announced that it will “protect” journalists and human rights activists from abuse on the platform by classifying them as “involuntary” public figures. The classification means journalists and activists can more easily report users who “abuse” them.

The change in policy was announced by the social media giant’s head of global safety Antigone Davis in an interview with Reuters.

Davis said journalists and “human rights defenders” face a lot of harassment online because their jobs are public in nature.

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Here Are Some More Pornographic Sexual and Homosexual Books for Children and Teenagers in a Wyoming Public Library — and Likely Also in Your Town.

At this point all we can say is that normal people would never be a part of sexualizing kids in this vile way. There is something very disordered with these people who are staffing our libraries.

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Instagram Censors Evolutionary Biologist for Post Pointing Out Men Are Physically Stronger Than Women

Facebook owned Instagram has censored Evolutionary biologist Colin Wright after he posted a chart that proves men are biologically stronger than women in a range of sports, even if they have undergone gender transitioning treatment.

Instagram removed Wright’s post which contained a chart from a scientific study titled Transgender Women in the Female Category of Sport: Perspectives on Testosterone Suppression and Performance Advantage.

The peer-reviewed study was published in the journal Medicine & Sports, which has been in wide circulation since 1969.

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Police Scotland Characterize Calling a Woman “Nice” & Buying Her Dinner as Pre-Cursors to “Sexual Violence”

Police Scotland have released a campaign ad that suggests calling a woman “nice” and buying her dinner are pre-cursors to “sexual violence.”

Yes, really.

The campaign is “hoping to tackle male sexual entitlement” and features several different men describing behavior which supposedly is a gateway to sexual assault.

Such behavior includes calling a girl “doll,” giving a girl a “compliment,” such as “nice” and buying a woman dinner or alcoholic drinks, as well as basic male banter.

The ad then mixes in actual examples of gross behavior, such as sending dick pics, to conflate everything as one.

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YouTube Suspends Steven Crowder After Alex Jones Episode Discussing Transgender Rape in Prison

YouTube censored an episode of Louder with Crowder and suspended the channel for a week after a show featuring Infowars host Alex Jones allegedly violated the company’s “hate speech policy.”

A message from a YouTube representative addressed to Crowder’s half-Asian lawyer Bill Richmond Wednesday notified the team their episode titled, “Special Guest ALEX JONES on ‘Great Reset’ & Joe Rogan TRIGGERS Leftists AGAIN!” was offensive to the gay community and constituted an actionable offense.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/14/2021

  1. France: closing the mosque in Allonnes, W. France.

    “The mosque can therefore be classified as a place of indoctrination. Inciting violence, hatred, discrimination, or defending terrorism are thereby considered criminal offenses. “In view of these matters and the Minister’s request, the Prefect of Sarthe has initiated proceedings to close this religious site,” the department announced.
    https://rmx.news/article/france-to-close-a-mosque-in-the-west-of-the-country-over-jihad-support/

    Memo to French authorities:
    All those features are standard Islam.

  2. More and more French politicians support the judgment of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal from Poland.
    “Western Europe has contempt for the small nations of the eastern EU”

    More and more French politicians support Poland in a dispute with the European Commission. Many of them believe that the CJEU exceeds its competences, and that the sovereignty of the state should take precedence over EU law. The French press speaks in a similar vein.

    Leading Republican nominee for the Elysee Palace, Valerie Pecresse said on CNN News:

    “Europe exercises power within the framework of treaties that override our legislation but cannot override our constitutional identity, neither Poland nor France.”

    She admitted that she was “shocked” by the ruling of the Court of Justice of the EU ordering the liquidation of the Polish Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court.

    “People’s sovereignty should prevail”
    In turn, Xavier Bertrand (who enjoys the greatest support among Republicans) believes that the government in Paris should create “a mechanism to protect France’s strategic interests. When they come into play, the sovereignty of the people should prevail.

    In turn, Michel Barnier, asked in BFMTV about the judgment of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, said that although, in general, European law should take precedence over national law, “not with regard to the French constitution”.

    As calculated by the daily Le Monde, the ruling of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal is already supported by ten candidates in the presidential election, including the Republican deputy Eric Ciotti. A similar position was taken by the communist Fabien Roussel and the former Minister of Industry, Arnaud Montebourg, representing the Socialist Party. The latter admitted on Radio Europe 1 that “the fact that a member state wants to emphasize the superiority of national law is the way France should go. .. “In the end, the Poles democratically elected their government. And the Union has always believed that the observance of the treaties was more important than democratic decisions.”

    Eric Zemmour was the first French presidential candidate to react to the verdict of the Constitutional Tribunal.

    “In France, we have to learn from this federalist coup that the European Commission tried. I fully support the Polish nation and its government in enforcing their legal order. “… he commented.

    Marine Le Pen followed in his footsteps shortly thereafter.
    The French press leaves no doubt
    The daily Le Figaro recalled that the German court in Karlsruhe also rejected CJEU judgments.

    .. “The difference in reactions to the sentences in Germany and Poland shows well the contempt that Western Europe has towards the small nations of Eastern Europe” … assessed the newspaper. The leftist “L’Opinion” made a similar statement. The analysis of one of the famous political scientists emphasized that “it is time to clarify the matter and make it clear in the European treaties that, regardless of the competences assigned to it, the Union is an international organization and the law it creates gives way to the provisions of national constitutions”.

  3. The Polish parliament has passed legislation to enable border guards to turn back migrants immediately.
    It’s also enforcing the keeping of charities away from the area.
    BBC world news calls the measures ‘contentious’ and ‘controversial”
    Nobody in Poland care about Brits opinions and what Anglo-saxon propaganda in the Gebels style says :-0)
    You Brits keep yours hands out of our Polish bussines or we will start to pock in yours….
    1939 and Yalta betrayal is not forgotten and forgiven..and never will !

  4. It seems that no one is exempt from being culturally enriched in Great Britain.

    A British Conservative MP has died after being stabbed multiple times on Friday when meeting members of the public in his constituency.

    Sir David Amess, 69, who represented Southend West in Essex, was fatally attacked at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.

    There are many condolences but absolutely no information about the killer except that s/he was a 25 year old who identified as male.

    As per usual, when no name is given, one assumes that it is a member of a protected class related to the followers of a certain deceased Middle Eastern prophet who shall not be named. Allah be praised!

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/uk-conservative-lawmaker-stabbed-multiple-times_4050826.html

  5. Prime Minister Poland Republik in Polish parlament on attempt building Federal EU State in Europe by european commie-fascists..:
    ..We say ‘no’ to a single European federal state with one headquarters in Brussels. We say no to Brussels centralization. We say “no” to the United States of Europe, because it is another sick concept of leftist ideologues and we say “no” to such a concept.”..
    Based Poland :-))

  6. Two overlapping news from different sources.

    Each migrant pays Lukashenka’s regime up to $ 14 thousand for an attempt to break into the EU

    Migrants pay from 2 to 12-14 thousand dollars per person – this is the money that goes to the Lukashenka regime.

    In particular, profits are received by the National Airport Minsk, Belavia, the Lukashenka administration, which oversees the Center-Resort company, which issues invitations to migrants, as well as security agencies – the border committee, the KGB.

    https://ghall.com.ua/2021/10/15/kazhdyj-migrant-platit-rezhimu-lukashenko-do-14-tysyach-za-popytku-prorvatsya-v-es/
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    Because of “Lukashenka’s” illegal immigrants: Saxony plans to expand shelters for refugees

    Temporary detention centers for refugees in Saxony are already filled to the limit Thousands of immigrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are trying to enter Germany through the so-called Belarusian route.

    In Saxony, for example, out of 4,130 places at the primary reception centers (EAE), 3,000 are reportedly already occupied. The Free State decided to activate its “emergency” reserve and prepare about 2,000 additional places in a short time.

    https://germania.one/iz-za-lukashenkovskih-nelegalov-saksonija-planiruet-rasshirit-prijuty-dlja-bezhencev/

  7. From right now, rubber bullets and tear gas..allowed..deadly forces only in own life saving scenario..
    But there is no need.98 % is repeal..never reach Motherland soil..Some snick and they are catched..place in the detention centers..checked on terrorist involvement in the past and present time * In detention centers they are people helping hands from yours HNS and CIA ..some from Mossad) Thanks for that..
    After they are sorted out ..20-25 % arrested and send to :-)) known countries for farther considerations ( Guantamo ? ) :-))
    There is a wide spread impression ,that some of them are purposely allowed to “snick on Polish side” after a face recognition proces ,when they i daily light exposing themself to the soldiers with special cameras hold from distance 3-4 feet from theirs face :-))
    Than target ot night is allowed to ” sneak in ” There is already an invitation party waiting for him ..Some most prominent ISSIS figure where catched ( 11 ,high Regional commanders ) :-)) Not a bad fishing skills and tactics..Chickens coming to the rost by themself and paying for it from own packets :-))
    ..Rest illegals are expel and denied asylum based on UN regulation ” you have to apply for asylum in a first safe country you reached ” ..and directly from detention center put on charter plane and send back to Turkey and Irak..Frontex making arrangements (upon deal with Polish governments in this regards) with Polish airlines and paying for it 100 % ..
    That’s how is done in Poland..the land of ” stupid Polacks Untermesch”..

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