Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/28/2021

According to Katarina Barley, the Vice President of the European Parliament, Hungary and Poland pose a danger to the European Union. Meanwhile, the Court of Justice of the European Union ordered Poland to pay €1 million per day in fines until it abolishes its law on the judiciary.

In other news, according to a recent poll, most Americans who have been “vaccinated” still wear their masks.

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

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Financial Crisis
» GDP Misses as US Economy Grows Only 2% in Q3, Weakest Growth Since COVID Struck
» German Economy on Brink of Disaster as Inflation Highest in 28 Years — Eurozone on Alert
» Germany Cuts 2021 GDP Forecast by 25% Due to Soaring Energy Costs
» Hungary’s Inflation Jumps to Near Nine-Year High
» Inflation Surges to a Whopping 5 Percent in Trudeau’s Canada
 
USA
» “White People, You Are the Problem”
» A Statistical Curiosity
» Abp. Viganò Warns US Bishops About COVID Jab: The Great Reset Wants ‘Billions of Chronically Ill People’
» America’s Frontline Doctor: Microscopic Data Shows ‘Clotting’ In Lungs, Vessels, Brains of Jabbed Patients
» Are the US Supply Chain Disruptions Deliberate?
» As Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Looms, Firefighter Warns: People Will Die
» Austin Experiences Record 75th Homicide of 2021 After City Strips Funding From Police
» College Students Required to Detail Sexual History Before Registering for Classes
» Controversial Commentator Milo Yiannopoulos to Appear at Penn State, Despite Protests
» County Sheriff in Wisconsin Reveals Evidence of Felony Election Law Violations
» Cuomo Charged With Sex Crime
» Deaths Among Male Children Are 83% Higher Than the 5-Year-Average Since They Were Given the COVID-19 Vaccine
» Exclusive: President Donald J. Trump Speaks to the Post Millennial
» Facebook Employee Said Censorship Colleagues Were “Drunk on Power”
» Florida COVID Cases, Death Rate Among Lowest in the Country
» Florida Strips Schools of Federal Funding Over Mandatory Mask Policies
» Florida’s Fake ‘Whistleblower’ Rebekah Jones Threatens to Sue Jake Tapper
» Hmmm… Another Biden ‘White Supremacy’ False Flag Event?
» Indiana University Spent $55k, Sent Publicly Funded Professors to Promote Critical Race Theory
» Inexpensive Antidepressant Slashes COVID-19 Hospitalizations by Over 30%: New Study Finds
» Marketing Executive ‘Fired for Being White’ Wins $10 Million Discrimination Suit
» Most US Fast Food Found to Contain Potentially Harmful Chemicals
» Mother Claims Biden, Garland Sent Feds to School Board Meeting After She Complained About Pedo Porn on Curriculum
» Must Watch: Joe Rogan Expresses Support for Free-Speech Platforms Rumble and Locals
» New Poll: 35% of Registered US Voters Think 2020 Presidential Election Results Should be Overturned
» NYC Firefighters Union Head Warns Vaccine Mandate Will “Get Residents Killed”
» Our Children: The Hill to Die on
» Pelosi Plans Fizzle After Jayapal ‘No’ Sinks Thursday Infrastructure Vote
» Poll Finds Majority of Vaccinated Americans Still Wearing Masks
» Professor Makes ‘Average White’ Student Stand Up in Lecture, Explains He Has Inherent ‘Benefit’ Over Black Student No ‘Matter What He Does’
» Protesters Rally at Gracie Mansion Over NYC Vaccine Mandate Ahead of Friday Deadline
» Protests in Support of Shuttered In-N-Out Burger in Pleasant Hill
» School Board President Caught on Hot Mic Saying “F*** You” To Concerned Parent
» Supreme Court’s Latest Second Amendment Case Isn’t About Race, It’s About Rights
» Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Restrictions on Gun Permits
» Through the Eyes of a Refugee From California: Biden is Firing Our Healthcare System
» Two New Polls Show GOP’s Glenn Youngkin Pulling Ahead of Democrat Terry McAuliffe
» Video: School Board Orders Parents to Disclose Home Address to Speak at Meeting
» Why Are So Many in the US Now So Sick?
» YouTube Executive Boasts About Deleting Over 1 Million Videos for “COVID Misinformation”
 
Canada
» Ontario Doctor BANNED From Practicing Medicine Due to Her Views on COVID Vaccine, Mask Mandates
» Unifor Tells Members: Get the Jab or Lose Your Job
 
Europe and the EU
» Britons Want Referendum on Boris’s Net Zero Green Agenda: Poll
» ‘Gun to Our Head’ — EU Tries to Force Poland Into Submission With €1 Million Per Day Fines
» Hungary: Gov’t Gives Employers Right to Make Vaccination Compulsory for Employees
» Hungary and Poland Endanger the EU, Claims EU Vice-President
» Hungary: Coronavirus: Gov’t Reintroduces Mandatory Mask-Wearing on Public Transport
» Italian Unions Say Vax Passport Forces Unvaccinated to Pay to Go to Work
» Italy: Palermo Mayor Probed Over City Budget ‘Falsities’
» Italy: Great Challenges Only With Massive State Intervention — Draghi
» ‘Polish-French Cooperation Has a Bright Future, ‘ Says Polish President Duda After Meeting French President Macron
» Sticker Shock: Poland Among Countries With Highest Fuel Prices
» Three Days of Insulate Britain Protests Cost Almost £900k’, High Court Told
» UK COVID ‘Plan C’ Measures Have Been Discussed, Admits Govt Advisor
» UK Spy Agencies Sign Massive Deal With Amazon’s Cloud Division, Report States
» UK: ‘Nothing Has Changed’ — Pakistani Rape Gangs Still Sexually Exploiting Children, Says Tory MP
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Plans Exposed as Protesters Block Oil Refinery Entrance
» UK: Joanna Lumley is an Idiot
» UK: Two-Tiered Society: Nigel Farage Warns West is Dividing Into ‘Jabbed vs the Jabbed-Nots’
» UK: Wembley Park Killings: Danyal Hussein Jailed for Life for Murdering Sisters
 
Far East
» China Bets on Surrender
» EXC: Unearthed Wuhan Lab Docs Show ‘Bat Lady’ Shi Zhengli Isolating Coronavirus Strains for ‘Direct Human Infection.’
 
Australia — Pacific
» Extinction Rebellion Protesters Block Commonwealth Avenue Bridge at Peak Hour
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Cricketer Drops Out of World Cup Game After Team Ordered to Kneel for BLM
 
Latin America
» Brazilian Senators Ask High Court to Ban President Bolsonaro From Social Media
 
Immigration
» ‘Austrians Are Becoming Strangers in Their Own Country’ — Fears Grow as Austria’s Foreign Born Population Reaches Record High
» Biden Wants to Give Separated Illegal Immigrants $450,000 Per Person
» Crisis on the Polish-Belarusian Border: ‘Moscow is Counting on a Call From Warsaw’
» Democrats Strike Down COVID Testing Requirement for Illegal Immigrants
» Migrants Riot in French Town, Attack Police and Firefighters
» Spanish Populists Accuse Govt of Supporting ‘Demographic Replacement’
 
Culture Wars
» Capability: The Secret Behind World History
» Dave Chappelle Says Distributors Are Cancelling His New Documentary Over Netflix Special Controversy
» Excellent! Texas Officially Bans Transgenders (Biological Men) From Women’s Sports in Schools
» Florida School Board Removes Parent From Meeting for Reading Out of Sexually Explicit Book From HS Library
» Florida School Board Member ‘SO Honored’ to Chaperone Elementary School Field Trip to Gay Bar
» ‘Humans Are a Mistake’: Why More Young Women Are Getting Sterilized
» Italy: Using ‘Gay’ as a Slur Unacceptable Says Di Maio
» Kentucky High School ‘Man Pageant’ Teenage Contestant Performed ‘Sexy’ Dance to ‘Like a Virgin’
» The Ignoble Lie
» UK: John Lewis Pulls Woke Ad With Destructive Boy in Dress and Lipstick for Being ‘Misleading’
» UK: Professor Kathleen Stock Resigns From Sussex Uni After Harassment From Trans Bullying Campaign
» United Nations Crashes and Burns With Lame Climate Ad Featuring Dinosaur
 
General
» A Distributed Capacity for Violence: A Brief History of Weapons Technology and Political Power
 

GDP Misses as US Economy Grows Only 2% in Q3, Weakest Growth Since COVID Struck

With the Atlanta Fed cutting its GDPNow estimate to just 0.2% yesterday…

[…] there were big worries that today the BEA could reveal a shocker of a number, one far below the rapidly falling consensus estimate of 2.6%. Well, the Q3 GDP number just came out and it was bad, but not nearly as bad as it could have been: at 2.0%, it did indeed miss the 2.6% consensus by a lot but it could have been far worse.

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

German Economy on Brink of Disaster as Inflation Highest in 28 Years — Eurozone on Alert

GERMANY’s inflation has reached its highest level in 28 years.

According to the Federal Statistical Office, consumer prices rose by 4.5 percent throughout October compared to the same month last year. The Wiesbaden authority last measured an inflation rate of 4.5 percent in 1993.

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

Germany Cuts 2021 GDP Forecast by 25% Due to Soaring Energy Costs

One decade ago, in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, Germany’s Angela Merkel announced that the country would permanently shut down eight of its 17 reactors and pledged to close the rest by the end of 2022. Ten years later, crippled by the worst energy crisis in European history, and forced to comply with Russia’s demands unless it is prepared to freeze this winter as a result of stratospheric nat gas prices, the time has come to pay the piper.

On Wednesday morning, the German government cut its growth forecast for this year by 25% from 3.5% to 2.6% as crushing energy costs and supply chain bottlenecks for semiconductors have pressured the recovery in Europe’s largest economy. Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said the economy remained robust despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but supply chain woes in manufacturing and a surge in energy prices were complicating the recovery.

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

Hungary’s Inflation Jumps to Near Nine-Year High

Hungary’s inflation accelerated to an annual 5.5% in September, a near nine-year high, from 4.9% the previous month, in line with analysts’ forecasts.

On a monthly basis, prices edged up 0.2%. Core inflation rose from 3.6% in August to 4%, the highest since August 2020. Fuel prices jumped 21.6% y/y in September.

Prices of durable consumer goods increased further. On a monthly basis, the 0.9% rise translated into a 5.1% y/y reading. The last time durables’ inflation was above 5% was back in 2009. Food prices grew 4.4% on an annual basis, fuelled by seasonal factors such as the increase in the price of vegetables.

The price of services increased by 3.2% y/y, which again goes against the seasonal pattern, ING Bank said in a note.

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

Inflation Surges to a Whopping 5 Percent in Trudeau’s Canada

Inflation is continuing to rise under Justin Trudeau’s government, with the Bank of Canada governor suggesting that inflation will run close to 5 percent, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.

This is a steeper forecast than what the Bank of Canada was originally expecting, although the governor has not yet suggested that interest rates will be raised to counteract the inflation.

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

“White People, You Are the Problem”

AT&T Corporation has created a racial reeducation program that promotes the idea that “American racism is a uniquely white trait” and boosts left-wing causes such as “reparations,” “defund police,” and “trans activism.”

I have obtained a cache of internal documents about the company’s initiative, called Listen Understand Act, which is based on the core principles of critical race theory, including “intersectionality,” “systemic racism,” “white privilege,” and “white fragility.” CEO John Stankey launched the program last year and, subsequently, has told employees that private corporations such as AT&T have an “obligation to engage on this issue of racial injustice” and push for “systemic reforms in police departments across the country.”

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

A Statistical Curiosity

The shape of these curves is troubling. I work with many such data sets in my research, covering many different fields of study. The typical shape is what we call unimodal. That means as you scan the picture from left to right, it goes up for a while, and then it starts falling, so there is one clear peak to the curve. It may ascend quickly or slowly; it may descend quickly or slowly. For events like a pandemic, you may see a quick rise followed by a slow fall.

These curves do not seem to have that shape. They seem abnormally flat from May through September. I have two possible explanations.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Abp. Viganò Warns US Bishops About COVID Jab: The Great Reset Wants ‘Billions of Chronically Ill People’

The silence of so many cardinals and bishops, along with the inconceivable promotion of the vaccination campaign by the Holy See, represents a form of unprecedented complicity that cannot continue any longer.

(LifeSiteNews) — Editor’s note: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has decided to make public an October 23 letter sent to to Cardinal Luis F. Ladaria S.J., Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop José Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as to all the bishops of the United States of America.

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

America’s Frontline Doctor: Microscopic Data Shows ‘Clotting’ In Lungs, Vessels, Brains of Jabbed Patients

“In our data around the world, from the United States, from the U.K., from the EudraVigilance in Europe, we have seen more death and damage from this one medical product than all other vaccines combined in the last several decades, in just a short 8-month window of time.”

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Are the US Supply Chain Disruptions Deliberate?

Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo may have accidentally leaked the cause of America’s supply chain issues. “The reality is the only way we’re going to get to a place where we work through this transition is if everyone in America and everyone around the world gets vaccinated,” Adeyemo admitted in an interview with ABC News. Starve them out, let the dissenters suffer, and those who bought into this agenda will turn against them. Adeyemo said that the Biden Administration has already provided “the resources the American people need to make it to the other side.” Basically, everyone should give into the vaccine mandate or face the consequences. They are masking authoritarianism as utilitarianism. The vaccine has not been mandated at the federal level in the US, yet, but it is apparent that the government plans to make life as difficult as possible for those who do not obey.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

As Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Looms, Firefighter Warns: People Will Die

Another estimated that the average response time would rise significantly. In fiscal year 2021, the average emergency response time was five minutes and 23 seconds, while the average structure fire response time was four minutes, 52 seconds.

But the mandate is expected to take some 40 percent of staff offline, leading to response times of “seven minutes or more,” an FDNY member told the Post.

“With a heart attack, seven or eight minutes makes a big difference.” the source said. “And fires, an eight-minute difference is one bedroom or the whole house. Or in row houses, an eight-minute difference is one house or the whole block! This is no joke.”

New York City’s police department has also been hard hit by the mandate, as over a third of the city’s street officers will be sidelined come Monday.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Austin Experiences Record 75th Homicide of 2021 After City Strips Funding From Police

The Austin, Texas police department announced Thursday that the city has experienced its 75th homicide of 2021, the highest number since at least 1960, the year police began tracking the statistic.

In a press release, the APD said that the death of Mark Everett Guard III in June has now been classified as a homicide which is the 75th in the city compared to the 48 homicides in 2020.

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

College Students Required to Detail Sexual History Before Registering for Classes

Colleges are increasingly demanding that students disclose details of their private lives in Title IX training. For example, Campus Reform reported that a “mandatory online course at the University of Southern California (USC) asks students to disclose the number of sexual encounters they have had over the past three months” as part of its “Title IX training.” This might well violate students’ rights under state law to privacy or freedom from compelled speech.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Controversial Commentator Milo Yiannopoulos to Appear at Penn State, Despite Protests

British alt-right political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos will visit Penn State University, despite a Change.org petition calling for the cancellation of the event, as well as University leaders denouncing his visit, according to the Daily Collegian, Penn State’s student-run newspaper.

Yiannopoulos was invited by the student organization Uncensored America, also according to the Daily Collegian.

The event will be held on Penn State’s campus in the Thomas Building at 7:45 p.m. on Nov. 3, according to the event’s webpage. The talk will focus on “free speech, faith, conversion therapy, hairstyle, and more,” and the event’s tagline is “Pray the Gay Away.”

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

County Sheriff in Wisconsin Reveals Evidence of Felony Election Law Violations

The sheriff of Racine County in Wisconsin, Christopher Schmaling, presented evidence Thursday of felony election law violations in the county during the 2020 election.

Schmaling came out swinging against members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, by whom he said “election statute was in fact not just broken, but shattered.”

The sheriff’s office received a complaint from a relative of a nursing home resident who died in October 2020. Despite suffering from severe cognitive decline prior to her passing, though, she still somehow managed to cast a vote via absentee ballot in the 2020 presidential election, according to state records.

The nursing home resident lived at the Ridgewood Care Facility. Following a complaint by the deceased resident’s daughter, who found it suspicious that her mother was able to vote given her condition at the time, Racine County Sgt. Michael Luell launched an investigation.

Luell found that in 2020 there had been an unusual surge in voting activity at the care facility. Luell reported back that eight out of 42 families of residents at Ridgewood said their loved ones did not possess the cognitive ability to vote, despite having done so.

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

Cuomo Charged With Sex Crime

Former New York Mayor Andrew Cuomo has been charged with a misdemeanor sex-crime complaint in Albany City Court, according to NBCNews‘ Tom Winter.

According to the Times Union, however, the criminal summons for forcible touching was ‘erroneously issued’ by the Court, after a sheriff’s investigator shared paperwork with the court which included a summary of their investigation.

The summons was issued without the consent of the alleged victim, Brittany Commisso, or her attorney, Brian D. Premo, according to sources familiar with the matter.

A sheriff’s investigator who had been a lead investigator in the case, in which the governor was accused of groping a female aide at the Executive Mansion last year, had met with a City Court official on Thursday to receive “guidance” if the department were to file a complaint. It’s unclear what happened after that, but a person briefed on the matter and not authorized to comment publicly said that someone in City Court issued the summons. —Times Union

Whether it was filed erroneously or not, “A Misdemeanor Complaint against former Governor Andrew Cuomo has been filed in Albany City Court,” according to Lucian Chalfen, a New York State courts spokesman.

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

Deaths Among Male Children Are 83% Higher Than the 5-Year-Average Since They Were Given the COVID-19 Vaccine

The UK’s Medicine and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have openly admitted that they suspect myocarditis and pericarditis are potential side effects of the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines, especially among young males. A suspicion that has been strong enough for the UK Medicine Regulator to officially add warnings about myocarditis and pericarditis to the safety labels of the Covid-19 vaccines.

Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle, whereas pericarditis is inflammation of the protective sacs surrounding the heart. Both are extremely serious conditions due to the vital role the heart plays in keeping a person alive, and the fact that the heart muscle cannot regenerate. Serious myocarditis can lead to cardiac arrest and knock years off a persons life.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: President Donald J. Trump Speaks to the Post Millennial

The 45th President, Donald J. Trump, joined The Post Millennial‘s Ari Hoffman for an exclusive interview.

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

Facebook Employee Said Censorship Colleagues Were “Drunk on Power”

A Facebook data scientist accused fellow employees of being “drunk on power” for censoring posts supporting Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who killed two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, at the height of last summer’s riots.

The data scientist said some of the censored posts did not violate the platform’s policies as they were discussing whether Rittenhouse was being treated fairly and if he was acting in self-defense. Rittenhouse’s official stance at trial will be self-defense.

Facebook removed many posts supporting Rittenhouse because its policies prohibit the praising of “mass shootings” and “mass shooters.”

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

Florida COVID Cases, Death Rate Among Lowest in the Country

Florida has seen a dramatic reversal of fortune this week with some of the lowest COVID numbers in the country, marking a dramatic change from this summer when it ranked among the worst.

As of Wednesday, the Sunshine State was averaging 60.6 cases and 0.2 deaths per 100,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“As Florida now ranks lowest in the continental U.S. in terms of COVID-19 rates per capita, we are proud to have stood firm in protecting liberty throughout the pandemic,” Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez said in a statement. “Governor DeSantis’ approach was guided by science, data and pragmatism, not fear and alarmist narratives.”

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

Florida Strips Schools of Federal Funding Over Mandatory Mask Policies

Two school districts in Florida were stripped of hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal funding due to their mandatory mask policy.

According to The Hill, the Florida Department of Education took away the funding from Alachua and Broward counties as punishment for requiring students and teachers to wear masks.

In a statement, Alachua county says the state withheld more than $160,000 this week alone, while Broward County says the state has taken more than $530,000 since August.

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

Florida’s Fake ‘Whistleblower’ Rebekah Jones Threatens to Sue Jake Tapper

Florida’s health department “whistleblower” Rebekah Jones has accused CNN host Jake Tapper of slander, adding that “suing for libel and slander takes years and is expensive” — adding that individuals should have the right to file criminal complaints against journalists who produce unflattering reports of their subjects.

Jones herself has been the subject of several critical reports debunking her claims against the Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and filed a restraining order against journalist Christina Pushaw, who is now DeSantis’ press secretary, for writing about her lies.

Jones, a dashboard manager who worked for the Florida Department of Health, has repeatedly claimed that DeSantis pressured her into manipulating data to polish the appearance of his efforts to handle the COVID-19 pandemic. As detailed by Charles C.W. Cooke for the New York Post, Jones is a “fake whistleblower who peddled lies about Florida’s COVID deaths.”

Jones, who is currently facing criminal charges for illegally accessing a state database, and was later banned on Twitter for platform manipulation and spam, is now taking CNN host Jake Tapper to task because “media accountability is a big deal.”

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

Hmmm… Another Biden ‘White Supremacy’ False Flag Event?

“NeoNazis” in San Antonio look just like the FBI agents from the Washington DC MAGA event a few weeks ago.

[Some of those faces do look like a close match. ~N]

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Indiana University Spent $55k, Sent Publicly Funded Professors to Promote Critical Race Theory

Indiana University, one of the largest and most well-funded public universities in the United States, funneled $55,000 to a left-wing education conference in exchange for exclusive marketing services and exposure, according to a public records request reviewed by The Federalist.

The July conference for educators and administrators was hosted by the nonprofit Indiana Black Expo and had the title “Education Equity: The Role of Schools and Universities in Leveling the Playing Field.” Indiana’s Republican-run government also financially supported the event through grants. It featured two prominent critical race theory (CRT) activists, Dena Simmons and Bettina L. Love, as reported by The Federalist this summer.

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

Inexpensive Antidepressant Slashes COVID-19 Hospitalizations by Over 30%: New Study Finds

Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times

An inexpensive antidepressant drug has been found to reduce the risk of hospitalization in high-risk adults recently diagnosed with COVID-19 by over 30 percent, according to a study published in The Lancet Global Health.

The study, titled, “Effect of early treatment with fluvoxamine on risk of emergency care and hospitalisation among patients with COVID-19: the TOGETHER randomised, platform clinical trial,” was published on Oct. 27.

Fluvoxamine is an FDA-approved drug that belongs to a group of medicines known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

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

Marketing Executive ‘Fired for Being White’ Wins $10 Million Discrimination Suit

A marketing executive who was fired for being a white male and replaced by two woman, one of whom was black, as part of a diversity goal, has been awarded a $10 million dollar discrimination payout.

David Duvall sued Novant Health in North Carolina after working there for five years as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communication and receiving plaudits for his contribution.

However, Duvall was terminated shortly before reaching an anniversary that would have secured him a higher severance pay than he was given.

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

Most US Fast Food Found to Contain Potentially Harmful Chemicals

A first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at George Washington University has measured levels of plasticizer chemicals in a number of fast food products. The findings reveal high concentrations of a number of potentially harmful chemicals, such as phthalates, in almost all samples studied.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Mother Claims Biden, Garland Sent Feds to School Board Meeting After She Complained About Pedo Porn on Curriculum

A mother of six in Virginia has claimed that parents at a school board meeting were surveilled by police and federal agents after she and others complained that their kids were being exposed to pornography and pedophilia on the school’s curriculum.

Stacy Langton posted images on Twitter showing unmarked cars along with a Department Of Homeland Security Vehicle and police cruisers. She also claimed that a helicopter was circling overhead shining a spotlight on parents before and after the board meeting.

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

Must Watch: Joe Rogan Expresses Support for Free-Speech Platforms Rumble and Locals

On Tuesday’s episode of the Joe Rogan Podcast, the show’s namesake expressed support for social media platforms Rumble and Locals, which pride themselves on their free speech stances.

“As long as places like Rumble exist, you know and I think they’re gonna grow, I think that place is gonna grow…” Rogan started.

“I love the owners, I love them. I really — Tulsi’s [Gabbard] on Locals now,” guest Bridget Phetasy stated.

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

New Poll: 35% of Registered US Voters Think 2020 Presidential Election Results Should be Overturned

A new Morning Consult/ Politico poll shows 35% of U.S. voters think the results of the 2020 presidential election should be overturned.

The poll shows that among those who think the results should be overturned, 29% said they should “definitely” be overturned and 19% said “probably.” In those two categories, 39% collectively said “no.”

The survey was conducted among 1,999 registered voters from Oct. 22-24. The margin of error was 2%.

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

NYC Firefighters Union Head Warns Vaccine Mandate Will “Get Residents Killed”

The head of the firefighter’s union in New York City has warned that Mayor Bill De Blasio’s vaccine mandate, which comes into effect next week is going to lead to “utter chaos,” with massive numbers of unvaccinated first responders prevented from doing their jobs and residents losing their lives. as a result.

In an appearance on Fox News Radio, FDNY Firefighter Association President Andrew Ansbro urged that “The response times are going to go through the roof. We’re just not going to be able to get to the emergencies in time.”

“Fires are going to burn longer. Heart attack victims are going to be laying on the floor longer,” Ansbro declared, adding “People in stuck elevators are going to be stuck there for hours if not days.”

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

Our Children: The Hill to Die on

[T]his girl went from a healthy and active kid to one in a wheel chair, being fed through a nose tube, in severe and chronic pain… and is being told it’s due to “anxiety” and it’s all psychosomatic.

Put your child’s face there. If your heart doesn’t freeze up even thinking of this, turn in your parent card.

So a suggestion: Let’s have these kid Jabs tested… on the children and grandchildren of the politicians and regulatory people who are pushing this. No “special or staged Jab sessions”… but on camera, certified randomly-selected vials from local pharmacies. Literally drive around; “Hey, they have a Jab clinic, let’s stop here”! And then a month after their second dose, bring those kids out for all to see.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Pelosi Plans Fizzle After Jayapal ‘No’ Sinks Thursday Infrastructure Vote

Update (1717ET): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s misplaced confidence that she could pull off a Thursday vote on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill went up in flames, after Congressional Progressive Caucus leader Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) made clear that House leadership would not have enough votes from her group to pass it.

“Both bills pass together — and when the full legislative text of the popular Build Back Better Act is ready and agreed to, we’ll be thrilled to pass the President’s entire agena [sic],” Jayapal tweeted Thursday afternoon.

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

Poll Finds Majority of Vaccinated Americans Still Wearing Masks

A YouGov poll has found that the majority of Americans who consider themselves fully vaccinated are still wearing face masks, even outdoors.

The survey noted that 56 percent of all people, vaccinated or not, still wear masks “always” or “most of the time”.

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

Professor Makes ‘Average White’ Student Stand Up in Lecture, Explains He Has Inherent ‘Benefit’ Over Black Student No ‘Matter What He Does’

A professor at Penn State University recently made an “average white” student stand up in front of a 700-person lecture hall and explained that he has an inherent “benefit” over any black student, regardless of his behavior.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Protesters Rally at Gracie Mansion Over NYC Vaccine Mandate Ahead of Friday Deadline

Anti-vaxxers took their fight against New York City vaccine mandates to the mayor’s front door Thursday, protesting outside Gracie Mansion a day ahead of a deadline for municipal workers to get a shot or be suspended without pay.

The sign-waving, chanting demonstrators included FDNY union members whose pending suspension could put the city’s safety in peril with a 20% drop in manpower among firefighters and EMS workers.

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Protests in Support of Shuttered In-N-Out Burger in Pleasant Hill

More people were expected Thursday to protest outside the In-N-Out Burger in Pleasant Hill to show their support for the restaurant, which has refused to check the vaccination or negative test status of indoor diners as required by Contra Costa County.

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School Board President Caught on Hot Mic Saying “F*** You” To Concerned Parent

A hot mic caught a California school board president appearing to direct obscene language toward a mother who was arguing against mask and vaccine mandates.

The incident happened Tuesday during a Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Education meeting.

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Supreme Court’s Latest Second Amendment Case Isn’t About Race, It’s About Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court on November 3 will hear oral arguments in one of the most consequential Second Amendment cases since the Court’s 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, which reaffirmed the individual right to possess and use firearms for lawful purposes, such as self-defense within one’s home. The new case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen, will determine whether that same right extends beyond an individual’s residence.

In the first round of arguments on this case, New York state Attorney General Leticia James went totally off the rails, sidestepping the constitutional issues and focusing instead on race. In arguing against the High Court reviewing the case, Ms. James submitted a brief riddled with false narratives presented as facts. As a historian whose research has been cited by the Court in previous Second Amendment decisions, I can assure the attorney general’s team that if they persist in their racial narrative history and the Constitution will argue against them.

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Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Restrictions on Gun Permits

The issue of restricting gun permits is set to be argued at the US Supreme Court next Wednesday in a case from New York state, where two men who were rejected for permits are taking their complaint to the high court.

In 2016 and 2018, respectively, Robert Nash and Brandon Koch had their requests for unrestricted concealed carry licenses rejected by New York state trial court judge Justice Richard McNally Jr.

In his ruling, Justice McNally cited a 1913 New York law that requires concealed-carry applicants to prove that they have a legitimate need for such a permit; Nash and Koch simply wanted the permit for self-defense.

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Through the Eyes of a Refugee From California: Biden is Firing Our Healthcare System

A young nurse sits quietly in her kitchen… in the dark… in the early morning hours of what used to be one of her many workdays. She worked very hard to become a nurse; she put herself through a very good college, earning her four-year degree in record time.

Then, she got herself into a well-known and respected nursing school.

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Two New Polls Show GOP’s Glenn Youngkin Pulling Ahead of Democrat Terry McAuliffe

For the first time in the Virginia gubernatorial race, two new polls show Republican Glenn Youngkin with a lead outside of the margin of error.

According to a poll from Fox News, Youngkin is ahead of Democrat Terry McAuliffe by 53 to 45 percent among likely voters.

An internal poll obtained by Just the News from Youngkin’s campaign has the race a little closer, giving Youngkin a four percentage point lead over McAulliffe with 47% supporting Youngkin and 43% supporting McAuliffe.

The poll also shows 5% of likely voters are still undecided, which could throw the race in either direction.

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Video: School Board Orders Parents to Disclose Home Address to Speak at Meeting

A clip of a Minnesota school board meeting showing the chairwoman ordering parents to give their home addresses in order to speak went viral Tuesday.

Jodi Sapp, chairwoman of the Mankato school board, was seen in video of the October 18 meeting telling a man he could not speak if he did not disclose his address, the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday.

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Why Are So Many in the US Now So Sick?

THIS piece from NPR is incredibly telling. they lay out quite a lot of evidence that we have set our own house on fire, but fail to connect the dots. they ascribe iffy explanations devoid of substantiation and fail to explore the etiology of this situation. (which, frankly, looks REALLY interesting) so let’s dig in.

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YouTube Executive Boasts About Deleting Over 1 Million Videos for “COVID Misinformation”

In this week’s senate hearing, a YouTube executive boasted about how the platform had removed more than a million videos under its “COVID misinformation policy.”

YouTube’s Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy Leslie Miller testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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Ontario Doctor BANNED From Practicing Medicine Due to Her Views on COVID Vaccine, Mask Mandates

Ontario doctor Rochagne Kilian will no longer be able to practice medicine after a provincial regulator barred her from doing so.

Regulators said that Dr. Kilian, who worked at an Owen Sound emergency room, opposed the COVID-19 vaccine and therefore put her patients’ health in danger.

Kilian resigned from the hospital in August of this year.

According to the CPSO, Kilian, who also practiced family medicine with a degree from a South African university, has been suspended from practicing medicine.

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Unifor Tells Members: Get the Jab or Lose Your Job

Recently, more than 100 unionized autoworkers demonstrated in front of their own union’s headquarters in north Toronto. With good reason: many of these employees face termination with no benefits (including employment insurance) if they don’t take a COVID-19 vaccine by next month.

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Britons Want Referendum on Boris’s Net Zero Green Agenda: Poll

A plurality of Britons want a public referendum on Boris Johnson’s plans to commit Britain to carbon net-zero by 2050, which Conservative MPs have criticised for being costly and threatening to throw the average Briton into poverty.

The survey was conducted by the major British polling firm YouGov on behalf of the campaign group CAR26, and found that 42 per cent of adults support a national referendum to decide whether or not the United Kingdom pursues a net-zero carbon policy, with just 30 per cent saying they were against a public vote and, of those, only 15 per cent saying they were strongly opposed to a public vote.

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‘Gun to Our Head’ — EU Tries to Force Poland Into Submission With €1 Million Per Day Fines

The Court of Justice of the European Union has condemned the Polish government to pay a daily fine of €1 million (£850,000/$1.2 million) unless it scraps a disciplinary chamber for judges.

EU judges had ruled in July that the activities of the disciplinary chamber were contrary to EU law and demanded that Poland stop its activities. The conservative Polish government met the ruling with resistance, saying that the EU had no right to interfere in the Polish judicial system.

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Hungary: Gov’t Gives Employers Right to Make Vaccination Compulsory for Employees

The government has decided to give employers the right to require vaccination against Covid-19 as a precondition of employment in order to ensure workers’ safety, the prime minister’s chief of staff said on Thursday at his regular press briefing.

The government has made a U-turn regarding compulsory vaccination. Up until now, vaccination was mandatory only for healthcare workers, arguing that Hungarians would not “stomach” mandatory vaccination. But from now on, employers can make vaccination compulsory for their emloyees. According to PMO head Gergely Gulyas, the state, as an employer, will also apply the measure. Mayors will also have the right to introduce the requirement at local councils.

The regulation will apply to the first two vaccinations. The first vaccination must be received by December 15th.

If a person does not want to be vaccinated, they will be sent on unpaid leave, and after a year they can be dismissed. Only health reasons can provide exemption from the rule.

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Hungary and Poland Endanger the EU, Claims EU Vice-President

The Vice President of the European Parliament, Katarina Barley (SPD), has accused the Polish government of jeopardizing the existence of the EU. Barley issued her warning in an interview with the n-tv broadcaster, claiming that if the member states do nothing against the anti-European trend, the EU will not be able to continue.

At the same time, Barley, who hails from Germany, complained that Hungary was the source of this sentiment, writes the Junge Freiheit.

“The avalanche effect came from Hungary. Conditions prevail there in which one can no longer speak about democracy,” she said.

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Hungary: Coronavirus: Gov’t Reintroduces Mandatory Mask-Wearing on Public Transport

After weeks of passivity, the Orban administration has decided to reintroduce mandatory mask-wearing on public transport from November 1st. Health experts have been asking the government to do so for two months. The leadership of Budapest also wanted to reintroduce this measure, but they could not do it without the central administration’s approval. The government has also announced two other measures aiming to slow down the spread of coronavirus in Hungary.

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Italian Unions Say Vax Passport Forces Unvaccinated to Pay to Go to Work

Italian trade unions have criticised the country’s vaccine passport, saying it will force unvaccinated union members to pay money to go to work.

The unions criticise the fact that workers will have to pay out of pocket for coronavirus tests to keep their vaccine passport, known as the Green Pass, valid, or they will not be able to work.

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Italy: Palermo Mayor Probed Over City Budget ‘Falsities’

Leoluca Orlando reportedly among 24 people under investigation

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 21 — Palermo Mayor Leoluca Orlando is among 24 people under investigation for alleged falsities in the city’s balance sheets, daily newspaper La Repubblica reported on Thursday.

Finance police are investigating alleged irregularities in the city’s balance sheets between 2016 and 2019.

The suspects also include former members of the city executive and council managers, according to the report.

La Repubblica said that the suspects had been notified that the investigation had been concluded, a step that frequently comes before prosecutors request indictments.

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Italy: Great Challenges Only With Massive State Intervention — Draghi

For ecological,digital transitions,other major global challenges

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 20 — Premier Mario Draghi told the House ahead of this week’s EU summit that great challenges can only be faced with massive State intervention.

“It is increasingly clear that the digital transition, the ecological one and the other great global challenges cannot be successfully tackled without deep and massive intervention by the State,” he said.

“This must be borne in mind because State intervention is both at the EU and national level and when we speak of the rules and commitments that we are assuming they can be addressed with a very large commitment of State finances”.

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‘Polish-French Cooperation Has a Bright Future, ‘ Says Polish President Duda After Meeting French President Macron

President Andrzej Duda met with President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Wednesday to discuss crucial matters in the context of Polish-French cooperation and the European Union.

In an exclusive interview for Polish public television TVP, President Andrzej Duda said that he believed that the conversation with Macron, which he called “very honest and open,” painted “a very bright future of Polish-French cooperation.” He declared that Poland and France were both allies and partners.

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Sticker Shock: Poland Among Countries With Highest Fuel Prices

More often than not, Poles are encountering gas stations where the price of a liter of fuel costs PLN 6.00 (€1.30). Expert forecasts are not offering any hope for decreases in prices any time soon and what’s worse, many are pointing to prices becoming even higher.

Criticism for the current state of affairs is often directed towards the government. When asked about the skyrocketing prices of fuel, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki underlined that the situation was the result of speculation on the oil market. With a surge in central bank money printing and other factors outside Poland’s control, rising gas prices are a European-wide phenomenon. At the same time, he noted that the prices at Polish gas stations were among the lowest in Europe. While this is true, he did not add that the price growth of fuel in Poland was much higher than the average in the European Union.

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Three Days of Insulate Britain Protests Cost Almost £900k’, High Court Told

Three days of Insulate Britain protests had an “economic cost” of almost £900,000, the High Court has been told.

Activists from the Extinction Rebellion offshoot have blocked major roads on more than a dozen days since September 13.

Demonstrations which took place in different junctions on the M25 and A20 on September 13, 15 and 24, were “incredibly dangerous” and “unpredictable”, according to National Highways.

The protests, one of which lasted for over seven hours, had an estimated cost of £883,962, court documents reveal.

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UK COVID ‘Plan C’ Measures Have Been Discussed, Admits Govt Advisor

A British government medical advisor has admitted that a so-called ‘Plan C’ for dealing with Covid-19 over the Winter has “been mentioned”, despite a minister denying last week that such plans, which could include a ban on households mixing, had been discussed.

Plan B measures could be brought in if hospital admissions rise and could see the return of mask mandates and working from home, and even the introduction of domestic vaccine passports for entering large social venues.

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UK Spy Agencies Sign Massive Deal With Amazon’s Cloud Division, Report States

Amazon’s massive and lucrative cloud storage subsidiary, AWS, has reportedly scored a contract with three of the UK’s biggest spy agencies — GCHQ, MI5 and MI6.

The Financial Times (FT) reports that over the next ten years the value of the deal is expected to reach a billion pounds ($1.3 billion), while the initial figure is half that, equivalent to just over $685 million.

The country’s Ministry of Defense will also use the US giant’s services when needed, and the decision to host top secret data on a foreign company’s cloud platform is being touted as a way to improve UK agencies’ capabilities in terms of AI and data analytics.

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UK: ‘Nothing Has Changed’ — Pakistani Rape Gangs Still Sexually Exploiting Children, Says Tory MP

Conservative MPs have called for a “Rotherham-style inquiry” into the mostly Pakistani heritage “grooming gangs” sexually preying on children in West Yorkshire, with accusations of inaction and of the scandal still being “swept under the carpet”.

On Tuesday, three Tory MPs, Robbie Moore, Philip Davies, and Lee Anderson, took to the floor of the House of Commons to call on the government to commission an investigation into rape gangs in their constituencies if the local Bradford Council continues to fail to act.

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UK: Extinction Rebellion Plans Exposed as Protesters Block Oil Refinery Entrance

A total of 15 people have gained access to ExxonMobil’s Fawley oil terminal at the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, with seven protesters scaling two 50ft high oil silos where they have unfurled banners reading “Climate Emergency” and “No Future in Fossil Fuels”. The protest has been staged ahead of the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow. A number of supporters, including British Olympians Laura Baldwin and Etienne Stott, have also chained themselves to a pink boat, The Beverley Geronimo, blockading the main entrance to the site, according to a spokeswoman for Extinction Rebellion.

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UK: Joanna Lumley is an Idiot

Joanna Lumley, who literally gets paid to travel the world first class, has called for wartime-style carbon rationing to save the planet.

What an utter spoon.

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UK: Two-Tiered Society: Nigel Farage Warns West is Dividing Into ‘Jabbed vs the Jabbed-Nots’

The West faces descending into a two-tiered society of the “jabbed” and “jabbed-nots” in which the unvaccinated will become “modern-day social lepers”, Brexit leader Nigel Farage has warned.

In a video published on his personal YouTube channel, Mr Farage pointed to comments made by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who openly and gleefully admitted this week that she is in favour of creating a two-tiered society in which vaccinated people are afforded more rights.

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UK: Wembley Park Killings: Danyal Hussein Jailed for Life for Murdering Sisters

A man who murdered two sisters at random in a park has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of 35 years.

Danyal Hussein, 19, repeatedly stabbed Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, at Fryent Country Park in Wembley, north-west London, on 6 June 2020.

He killed them after a birthday party in a supposed “sacrifice” he claimed he believed would give him a lottery win.

Their bodies were found by Ms Smallman’s boyfriend the day after they had been reported missing to police.

The defendant, who was convicted of two counts of murder at an Old Bailey trial in July, sat facing away from the court as he was sentenced…

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China Bets on Surrender

That’s my expectation as well. As the rule of lies has made it ever more clear that nothing that comes out of the mouths of the rulers of the West should be trusted, more and more people around the world are grasping that what we perceived to be reality in the past was never anything more than an illusion meant to cause us to defeat ourselves through fear.

At this point, the only thing protecting Taiwan island is the mainland’s desire to avoid harming the population and the techno-industrial infrastructure.

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EXC: Unearthed Wuhan Lab Docs Show ‘Bat Lady’ Shi Zhengli Isolating Coronavirus Strains for ‘Direct Human Infection.’

The subheading “Research Interests” included in Shi’s profile outlines the focus of her work in her capacity as the Director of the lab’s Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases. “This group focuses on emerging viral pathogens and their infection mechanisms,” the synopsis begins before providing examples of her work on the “interspecies infection mechanism of zoonotic virus” such as SARS-like coronaviruses…

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Extinction Rebellion Protesters Block Commonwealth Avenue Bridge at Peak Hour

An 80-year-old who superglued herself on Commonwealth Avenue bridge to protest Scott Morrison’s climate change policies has been escorted away by police.

Traffic was disrupted for some Canberrans leaving the office on Thursday evening, as Extinction Rebellion protesters parked two trucks and pitched tents on the road heading towards Parliament House.

Photos and video appeared to show ACT Policing search and rescue officers escorting climate activists off the bridge, including retired 80-year-old school teacher Margaret Clough.

Protester Dr Cat Sparks said two people superglued themselves to the road, while others glued themselves to a truck.

She said five people were arrested and taken to Canberra Police Station.

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Cricketer Drops Out of World Cup Game After Team Ordered to Kneel for BLM

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock dropped out of a World Cup game after the team was ordered to take the knee for Black Lives Matter (BLM), but has since felt obliged to issue a humiliating public recantation of his actions.

Quinton de Kock, who is white, chose to withdraw from a game against the West Indies after his sport’s national governing body, Cricket South Africa, ordered players to “take a knee” before all of its scheduled matches. Previously, the decision to kneel had been up to individual players, but the CSA decided that the sight of some players kneeling while others stood had “created an unintended perception of disparity or lack of support for the initiative” and took their choice in the matter away.

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Brazilian Senators Ask High Court to Ban President Bolsonaro From Social Media

Following video posts claiming COVID-vaccines are bad for people, Brazilian senators have requested the country’s high court suspend President Jair Bolsonaro from all social media platforms.

On Tuesday, members of the Brazilian Senate called on the high court to ban the president from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter, after he posted a video linking COVID-19 vaccines to immune deficiency syndrome.

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‘Austrians Are Becoming Strangers in Their Own Country’ — Fears Grow as Austria’s Foreign Born Population Reaches Record High

In Austria, the number of people born abroad has reached a new high, and one of the country’s top parties is ringing the alarm about Austria’s continous influx of foreigners. Almost 1.8 million (20.1 percent) of the people living in Austria were born abroad, according to the latest 2020 migration report by the Austrian Integration Fund.

Five years ago, the proportion was 18.3 percent.

“More than 20 percent of the population were not born in our country. Austrians are increasingly becoming strangers in their own country. It is particularly worrying that well over a quarter of the children in schools no longer have German as a colloquial language,” said the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) spokesman Hannes Amesbauer in reponse to the new government report.

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Biden Wants to Give Separated Illegal Immigrants $450,000 Per Person

The Biden administration is mulling a plan to offer immigrant families separated during the Trump administration $450,000 per person in compensation, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Crisis on the Polish-Belarusian Border: ‘Moscow is Counting on a Call From Warsaw’

Professor Adam Bartnicki believes that the key to understanding what is currently happening on Poland’s border with Belarus are the goals which Moscow has set for itself concerning the entire region. According to Bartnicki, these aims are being fulfilled as part of a three-stage strategy.

The first stage is the conduction of certain provocations in combination with media support, which Russia is achieving through the use of information channels it has in Europe.

The second step is the reinterpretation of international law. This is already taking place, as the Polish border is currently being attacked and that is a violation of both Polish and international law. Meanwhile, some media are trying to present the situation in a way in which Poland is the country violating international law by not letting in illegal migrants.

The third and final step is a combination of threats and the eventual offer of peace.

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Democrats Strike Down COVID Testing Requirement for Illegal Immigrants

On Wednesday, the proposal made by Red. Marianette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) that would require a negative COVID test for any illegal migrant before being released from custody was blocked by 217 Democrats in the House.

The proposal, called the REACT Act, was introduced twice this year, the first time being in March. On both occasions, it was blocked by House Democrats, despite a record-level surge in illegal migration over the summer of 2021.

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Migrants Riot in French Town, Attack Police and Firefighters

Migrants in the town of Alençon, France, rioted, set fire to vehicles and attacked police and firefighters after authorities arrested a 16-year-old suspect for dealing drugs.

Around 20 young men hit the streets to cause chaos in response to the arrest, throwing fireworks at emergency personnel, a common tactic during migrant riots.

“We deplore this night of urban violence in Perseigne, in Alençon, in which there were a dozen vehicles set on fire,” Françoise Tahéri, prefect of the Orne district, told BFMTV.

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Spanish Populists Accuse Govt of Supporting ‘Demographic Replacement’

A member of the Spanish populist party VOX has accused the leftist Spanish government of increasing its immigration budget in order to demographically replace native Spaniards.

Teresa López, VOX MP for the Spanish North African enclave of Ceuta, accused the government of wanting to carry out a “population replacement” and a “demographic replacement” after the government increased its immigration budget by 34 per cent to €570 million.

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Capability: The Secret Behind World History

Consider: Had pre-Colombian American Indians developed galleys for transoceanic travel, or advanced fire arms, or compasses, or organized military structures and stratagems; and had they arrived on the shores of, say, “Dark Age” Europe—what would they have done? Would they have conquered and subjugated, or would they have looked at the inferior pale savages and “respected” them in the name of “diversity,” leaving them wholly unmolested?

What if sub-Saharan blacks were technologically or militarily more advanced than their northern neighbors in Europe during the premodern era, and therefore could easily have subjugated and enslaved them? Would they have done so, or would they have left them in peace in the name of “multiculturalism”?

These are the hypotheticals that no one seems interested in asking, since the answer to these “what ifs” is as clear as day.

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Dave Chappelle Says Distributors Are Cancelling His New Documentary Over Netflix Special Controversy

Authored by Christopher Burroughs via The Epoch Times

Dave Chappelle said during a video released on Monday that controversy over his Netflix comedy special “The Closer” is leading distributors to reject his latest documentary project “Untitled.”

The stand-up comedian noted the media has attacked him over jokes he made about the transgender community in the special.

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Excellent! Texas Officially Bans Transgenders (Biological Men) From Women’s Sports in Schools

Still, at least 35 bills to exclude transgender youth from athletics have been introduced in 31 states this year, up from 29 in 2020 and two in 2019, according to a tally earlier this year by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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Florida School Board Removes Parent From Meeting for Reading Out of Sexually Explicit Book From HS Library

A speaker at a Florida school board meeting was removed for using vulgar language after reading aloud from a highly sexualized book available at the high school’s public library.

Alicia Farrant, a member of the Orange County chapter of the parent group Moms For Liberty, recorded a video from an Orange County Florida School Board meeting earlier this week where Board Chair Teresa Jacobs instructs police officers to remove a man who was reading passages from the book “Gender Queer: A Memoir.”, according to Orange Observer.

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Florida School Board Member ‘SO Honored’ to Chaperone Elementary School Field Trip to Gay Bar

A Facebook post from a Broward school board member has revealed that a Florida elementary school took young children on a field trip to local gay bar that features a sexual innuendo-filled menu.

Sara Leonardi, a Broward County school board member for district three, wrote on Facebook on Wednesday that she was “SO honored” to be asked to chaperone for Wilton Manors Elementary.

“I was SO honored to be invited to chaperone Wilton Manors Elementary’s field trip to the incredible Rosie’s! The students and I had a fun walk over and learned a lot about our community! A huge than you to Rosie’s Bar and Grill for hosting this special field trip every year!” Leonardi wrote.

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‘Humans Are a Mistake’: Why More Young Women Are Getting Sterilized

According to Clay Routledge, an existential psychologist at North Dakota State University who has studied young people’s attitudes toward the future, there is a growing school of thought among twenty-somethings that humans are the problem. It’s not just that we’ve built factories and polluted the oceans and launched tons of garbage into space. It’s that there’s something about us — our psychology, our chromosomal wiring — that makes it impossible for us to make things better.

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Italy: Using ‘Gay’ as a Slur Unacceptable Says Di Maio

No acceptable in 2021 says min after falsely being called gay

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 27 — Calling someone gay to offend them is not acceptable in today’s society, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said Wednesday after revealing he had falsely been accused of being homosexual while presenting his autobiography to tabloid magazine Chi.

“I was struck by the fact that they thought they would defame me by calling me homosexual, in any case I am straight,” Di Maio, former leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S), told Chi.

“The idea of trying to denigrate me in this way is the child of a cultural model that is unacceptable in 2021,” he said.

Di Maio’s autobiography, A Love Called Politics, came out last week.

He has been criticised for writing it at the age of just 35.

On Tuesday Di Maio told La7 TV that it was also unfair to denigrate him fro having had “humble” jobs like a snack and drink vendor at Naples’ San Paolo soccer stadium (now Diego Armando Maradona Stadium).

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Kentucky High School ‘Man Pageant’ Teenage Contestant Performed ‘Sexy’ Dance to ‘Like a Virgin’

Video from Hazard High School, which was recently blasted for its annual “Man Pageant,” has surfaced showing a routine from last year, in which a student performed a ‘sexy’ dance routine to a Madonna song.

The song starts, and a teenage male student walk across the gymnasium dressed in a woman’s wedding attire to Madonna’s “Like A Virgin.”

Video of the dance routine can be viewed here (Viewer advisory warning).

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The Ignoble Lie

In a controversial passage in Plato’s Republic, Socrates introduced the idea of the “noble lie” (“gennaios pseudos”).

A majestic fiction, he says, could sometimes serve society by persuading uninformed citizens of something good for them.

Ever since, many prevaricators have used the excuse that they lied for the common good.

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UK: John Lewis Pulls Woke Ad With Destructive Boy in Dress and Lipstick for Being ‘Misleading’

British department store chain John Lewis has dropped its controversial “woke” ad for home insurance featuring a boy in a dress and lipstick causing intentional destruction after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) criticised it for being “misleading” in terms of what the policy covers.

The major lifestyle retailer popular with the traditional middle classes launched the ad in mid-October, which showed a boy around eight years old dancing — at times, in a questionably adult fashion — about his house to the tune of Stevie Nicks’s “Edge of Seventeen” in makeup, a dress, and heels, knocking over furnishings and causing other forms of damage.

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UK: Professor Kathleen Stock Resigns From Sussex Uni After Harassment From Trans Bullying Campaign

Sussex University Professor Kathleen Stock has announced her resignation today on Twitter after a targeted bullying campaign was launched against her by trans activists.

In a statement published to Twitter, Stock said that she was “leaving Sussex University. This has been a very difficult few years, but the leadership’s approach more recently has been admirable and decent. I hope that other institutions in similar situations can learn from this.”

“This has been an absolutely horrible time for me and my family. I’m putting it behind me now. On to brighter things soon, I hope,” she added.

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United Nations Crashes and Burns With Lame Climate Ad Featuring Dinosaur

To gin up more “climate crisis” hysteria, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) produced an ad in which a talking dinosaur bursts into the UN Headquarters in New York, with a special warning about fossil fuels.

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A Distributed Capacity for Violence: A Brief History of Weapons Technology and Political Power

Underpinning all of this tiered, sequential delegation was an uncomfortable, yet necessary, truth: That the individual must retain an implied threat of force against the state, and that this threat must be credible, in order to stop the state from deviating beyond the consent given to it or otherwise overrun the individual’s natural rights — what we’d refer to nowadays as a “power grab.”

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/28/2021

  1. “Why Are So Many in the US Now So Sick?”

    from what I see around me it looks like they were all correct: Mike Yeadon from Pfizer and Robert Malone (“inventor” of mRNA technology) were warning that the the vaccines will cause bloodclots, heart problems, etc. – and it happened. The “vaccine scientist” Bosche warned that these vaccines will create stronger coronaviruses, and it happened with the “delta variants”.

    Here in the Czech Republic, we also have that “mystery sickness” hitting elementary and high schools. Children seem to be coffing a lot. The media says it is caused by long lockdowns and long term mask wearing – both of which caused the children’s immune systems to go without excercise, and now when the children meet again (the media say) – they quickly exchange germs and viruses.

    I sure hope the experts are correct. In any way, knowing all this and having this directly in the media, our fearless leaders and providers made the mask wearing mandatory again, a week ago, so they don’t even follow their own “mainstream media science” when it comes to mask wearing. Not that I would be surprised.

  2. A talking dinosaur. Fantastic. Now imagine if your average high school graduate could speak proper English.
    But more seriously, eliminating fossil fuels will result in hundreds of millions of people starving to death and freezing to death. But that’s what they want, isn’t it?

  3. Poor Poland and Hungary being subjected to punishments from the Marxist EU poobahs until they renounce Christianity and the Natural law. Why did anyone bother to remove the Iron Curtain? To extend it to the Atlantic Ocean, I’d guess.

  4. “Migrants are not afraid of the police”: how residents of New Moscow turned to the president for protection from migrant workers

    Last week, the news spread in the media that residents of the Sosensky settlement of New Moscow were creating self-defense squads to protect women from migrants from Central Asia. “Self-defenders” meet the detained ladies at the metro and escort them to the entrances, because in September a student was raped in this district and two more attempts at rape by migrants were recorded, journalists reported.

    In addition, residents of the settlement sent a letter to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, which was signed by 8,500 people.

    “We have not received a response from the president yet, but the reaction followed,” Kirill Barmashev, head of the Sosenskoye settlement, tells RT. – On the morning of October 26, a police raid suddenly began in the settlement areas. Police outfits are on display right in the courtyards – they are checking documents.

    https://russian.rt.com/russia/article/922483-zhiteli-novaya-moskva-gastarbaitery

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