Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/9/2021

Facing investigation in a corruption scandal, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has resigned to avoid a no-confidence vote and save the governing coalition. Meanwhile, as negotiations over a new government continue in Germany, it appears that the CDU may be able to continue in power.

In other news, Iceland has completely banned the use of the Moderna “vaccine” due to the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis.

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Financial Crisis
» Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Defends Biden Administration’s Plan to Surveil Americans’ Bank Accounts
 
USA
» DARPA Accused of Sucking Up Twitter Data
» Facebook Whistleblower Says Moderators Could See Users’ Chat Messages
» Firefox Starts Monitoring Keystrokes, Adding Adverts to Address Bar
» Florida State Board Sanctions Eight School Districts for Defying Ban on Mask Mandates
» Google Demands Emails and Documents of Vocal Critic
» Homeschooling Rates Show Significant Increase in Fall 2020
» Judge Rules Cloudflare Isn’t Responsible for Copyright Infringement of Users
» LA City Council Votes to Expand Vaccine Passport Enforcement
» Philly Fed Website Links to Pro-CRT Materials, Pushes Video That Argues ‘Race-Neutral Policies Uphold Racism’
» Secret Warrants Against Google Search Terms Are on the Rise
» Southwest Pilots Union Sues to Block Airline’s Vaccination Mandate
» The “Right to Control the Commercial Use of Your Persona” Can be Used to Censor Internet Content, Court Rules
» Union Protests Mandated Vaccinations
» White House Commits to Tackling “Harms” Caused by Big Tech Platforms
 
Canada
» Extinction Rebellion Plans Two-Week ‘October Rebellion’ In Vancouver Streets
 
Europe and the EU
» “So Deeply, Deeply Wrong” — Lithuanian Without Vaccine Pass Describes Life Under Medical Tyranny
» Austria’s Anti-Virus Measures Fuel Rise in Homeschooling
» Austria’s Kurz Steps Down Over Corruption Probe to Save Coalition
» Czech PM, Named in Pandora Probe, Leads Polls Ahead of Vote
» Eco Extremists Insulate Britain Call for Johnson to be Tried for Treason
» EU Court’s Ruling Undermines Polish Legal System
» European Lawmakers, Who Salivated Over Facebook “Whistleblower” Hearing, Plot Censorship
» French City Becomes ‘Hunting Ground’ For ‘Young Men’ Partaking in Sexual Assaults
» Germany: The CDU Could Still End Up Ruling the Country as Coalition Negotiations Continue
» Germany: Berlin Investigating Suspected ‘Sonic Weapon Attack’ At U.S. Embassy
» Hungary: Orban Signs Decree in Support of Poland
» Iceland Bans Moderna Vaccine Use Due to Heart Inflammation Risk
» Iceland: Key Witness in Assange Case Jailed After Allegedly Fabricating Statement in Court, Going on Crime Spree: Report
» In Massive Rebuke, Poland’s Top Court Rules That Polish Constitution Trumps EU Law
» Islamic State Brides Brought Back to Germany
» Italy: Mussolini’s Granddaughter Most Voted Candidate in Rome
» Italy: Rome Protesters Clash With Police as Thousands Pack the Streets in Opposition to COVID Vaccine Rule
» Media Feeds ‘Polexit’ Frenzy as EU Moves to Crush Polish Resistance
» Poland Stokes Fears of Leaving EU in ‘Polexit’
» Polish MEP: Today’s EU Stands in Stark Contrast to the Union Imagined by Robert Schuman
» Ruling Party Narrowly Loses Czech Vote; PM Babis May be Out
» UK Citizens Could be Forced to Take COVID Test on Livestream
» UK Regulator Tells Video Platforms to Crack Down on “Hate Speech” And Make Users “Safer”
» UK: Boris Johnson Planning Gas Tax Hikes to Pay for Green Agenda Despite Rising Costs and Shortages: Report
 
Middle East
» Lebanon Left Without Power as Grid Shuts Down
 
South Asia
» Indonesia’s President Agrees to Pardon Professor Who Was Jailed Over WhatsApp Message
» Singapore’s “Foreign Interference Law” Is Another Excuse to Censor
 
Australia — Pacific
» Aussie Freedom Blogger Arrested at Home for Alleged ‘Breach of Public Health Act’
» Australian PM Wants Social Media Platforms to be Held Responsible for Anonymous Users
» Dozens Fined After Another Weekend of Anti-Vaccination Protests in Melbourne
» Homeschool Registrations Rising in Australia, Alternative Education Advocates Say Mainstream Schools Need a Shake-Up
» How Australia Could be Forced to Go to War as Tensions Between China and Taiwan Reach Fever-Pitch and Ex-PM’s Visit Adding Fuel to the Fire — With Beijing Warning Armed Conflict is ‘Only a Matter of Time’
» No More Lockdowns Ever: Dom Perrottet Vows to Never Shut Down the State Again After it Opens Up in Just Hours — as He Flags Opening the International Border in Three Weeks and the NSW/Victoria Border Well Before Christmas
» Victoria’s Teflon Premier Has Managed to Survive a Rolling COVID Scandal That Cost Hundreds of Lives and Locked Down Melbourne Longer Than Any Other City in the World — But Could a Union Deal From Long Ago Finally Bring Dan Andrews Undone?
 
Immigration
» Afghan Refugees Stuck in British Hotels Say They Want to be Sent Back to Afghanistan
» Central European Interior Ministers Agree on Border Defense
» Czechia Should Reject Muslim Migration, Warns Center for Terrorism Research
» Ex-Danish Minister Teams Up With Populists for 50,000 Deportation Plan
» Four in Ten French Support Reducing Immigration Numbers to Zero
» French Police Make a Mockery of £54m Patrol Deal as They Stand and Watch as Migrants Leave Calais for Britain Unchallenged — Before More Than 40 Including a 16-Day-Old Baby Girl From Iraq Are Helped Ashore by RNLI Lifeboat in Kent
» How Much Would a Polish-Belarusian Border Wall Cost?
» Kaczynski: Poland is Facing Most Serious Crisis Since End of Cod War
» More Than 650 US-Bound Central American Migrants Are Found Crammed Into Back of Three Cargo Trucks in Mexico
 
Culture Wars
» “Civil Rights Group” And Twitter Activists Demand Netflix Cancel Dave Chappelle
» Pole Dancing Class for Children Causes Outrage, ‘Instructor’ Reportedly Married to Child Sex Offender
» Twitter Tests Prompts for “Heated” And “Intense” Conversations
» US Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Pro-Life Law
» YouTube Partners With United Nations on New Policy to Strip Climate Change Skeptics of Income
 

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Defends Biden Administration’s Plan to Surveil Americans’ Bank Accounts

According to proposals from the Biden administration, banks would be forced to provide aggregate credit and debit figures to the IRS every year, and the idea would apply to all bank accounts having at least $600 in balance or at least $600 in transactions.

We covered the controversial bank surveillance proposals in more detail here.

On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she supported the plan. When asked about the new surveillance that many Americans feel is a violation of privacy, Yellen informed CNBC’s Squawk Box co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin that the “collection of information is routine.”

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

DARPA Accused of Sucking Up Twitter Data

Twitter has entered into a “specific” agreement with the US Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that allows its researchers to collect data from the social network for the purposes of two of its programs, a report alleges.

According to the Washington Times, the data in question is “shared” by Twitter users, and apparently DARPA’s programs target only non US users. That is because the Social Simulation for Evaluating Online Messaging Campaigns (SocialSim) and the Influence Campaign Awareness and Sensemaking” (INCAS) are supposed to produce algorithms capable of detecting and combating foreign influence.

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

Facebook Whistleblower Says Moderators Could See Users’ Chat Messages

While this week’s most prominent Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s comments got a lot of attention across media outlets and even Congress, another Facebook whistleblower who worked for a third-party contracting company made a few surprising statements of his own that didn’t get the attention they deserved.

Sitting down on the Patrick Bet-David Podcast, Facebook whistleblower Shawn Speagle made some shocking comments about how moderation worked at Facebook, at least until his departure in 2019.

Speagle was a content moderator who worked for one of Facebook’s content moderation subcontractors called Cognizant.

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

Firefox Starts Monitoring Keystrokes, Adding Adverts to Address Bar

In the address bar, Mozilla is now displaying ads disguised as Firefox contextual suggestions for US users. The company claims it introduced the feature to “fund development and optimization.”

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

Florida State Board Sanctions Eight School Districts for Defying Ban on Mask Mandates

Authored by Jannis Falkenstern via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.—The Florida Department of Education on Thursday sanctioned eight Florida school districts for defying the state’s ban on school mask mandates.

School districts in Brevard, Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Leon, Miami-Dade, Orange and Palm Beach counties now face financial penalties.

Commissioner Richard Corcoran reported to the board that none of the eight counties had provided any information proving that they were in compliance with state law before Thursday’s meeting.

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Google Demands Emails and Documents of Vocal Critic

Google filed for a court order this week, asking for the production of papers from Luther Lowe, a longtime critic of the company, as part of its continuing federal antitrust litigation. It is believed that discussions between Google and Yelp, Lowe’s employer, have come to a halt as a result of the petition.

We obtained a copy of the request for you here.

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

Homeschooling Rates Show Significant Increase in Fall 2020

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — Rates at which households who decided to commit to homeschooling for their family around the nation suddenly exploded in Fall 2020, according to the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey released this year.

The survey, which came out in March states that this is due to the global COVID-19 pandemic which sparked new interest in homeschooling and the appeal of alternative school arrangements.

According to the report in the first week (April 23-May 5) of Phase 1 of the Household Pulse Survey, about 5.4% of U.S. households with school-aged children reported homeschooling

By fall, 11.1% of households with school-age children reported homeschooling (Sept. 30-Oct. 12). A clarification was added to the school enrollment question to make sure households were reporting true homeschooling rather than virtual learning through a public or private school.

Not all states saw as significant of an increase during that time.

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Judge Rules Cloudflare Isn’t Responsible for Copyright Infringement of Users

Cloudflare is not liable for the copyright infringement practices of the websites that use its security and content-delivery services, a judge ruled.

The ruling helps Cloudflare position itself as a neutral security provider and not responsible for the content of its users.

In November 2018, two US-based wedding dress sellers and manufacturers, Mon Cheri Bridals and Maggie Sottero Designs sued Cloudflare for contributory copyright infringement because it provided its services to other websites that infringed on their copyright material.

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

LA City Council Votes to Expand Vaccine Passport Enforcement

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted in favor of a law that will require people to show a vaccination passport before entering certain indoor venues. The law extends the current vaccine passport mandate that applies to large outdoor venues with more than 10,000 people.

The new vaccine mandate in LA was voted 11 to 2 in favor. Had it gotten one more vote, it would have come into effect immediately. However, it will be enforced 31 days after the mayor signs it into law.

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

Philly Fed Website Links to Pro-CRT Materials, Pushes Video That Argues ‘Race-Neutral Policies Uphold Racism’

The Philadelphia Federal Reserve website is promoting materials that endorse critical race theory and disparage opponents of the theory, as well as a video that argues against race-neutral policies.

The inclusion of these materials on the Philly Fed’s website follows a Fox News report earlier this year that revealed the Federal Reserve told its employees to avoid terms like “Founding Fathers” and “blacklist” because they are “biased terms.” The Federal Reserve was also criticized by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., for “woke mission creep” this year.

The inclusion of these materials on the Philly Fed’s website also comes as ideas like critical race theory are at the center of politically charged discussions nationwide.

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

Secret Warrants Against Google Search Terms Are on the Rise

More facts are coming to light about how privately-owned giants and de-facto digital public squares with billions of users cooperate with the US government — this time in a court document that Forbes writes got accidentally unsealed.

The document is what’s known as a “keyword warrant” — only the third that has surfaced so far publicly, though their number is feared to be higher than expected — and it shows that federal government had secretly ordered Google to identify anyone who searched a name, address, or telephone number, in a 2019 Wisconsin case of a missing minor.

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

Southwest Pilots Union Sues to Block Airline’s Vaccination Mandate

In what appears to be one of the first cases of a union pushing back against the new COVID vaccination requirements handed down by the Biden Administration, a union representing pilots at Southwest Airlines is suing to stop the vaccine requirement from being forced until a lawsuit is resolved.

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

The “Right to Control the Commercial Use of Your Persona” Can be Used to Censor Internet Content, Court Rules

Some protections provided to internet platforms (intermediaries) by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to host third party content without legal liability have been circumvented by a recent opinion of US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

We obtained a copy of the opinion for you here.

That is because Section 230 doesn’t cover intellectual property (IP) rights — yet it is precisely this that the court considered in a case brought by a journalist who sued Facebook, Reddit, Imgur, and a porn site for a violation of her “right of publicity,” that is, “the right to control the commercial use of your persona” — and the court has decided that this right falls under IP rules.

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

Union Protests Mandated Vaccinations

CUMBERLAND — Members of a union working for Northrop Grumman are protesting a mandate from the company requiring all workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8.

On Friday afternoon, roughly 100 union members carrying signs stood along U.S. Route 220 across from the Northrop Grumman plant in Rocket Center, West Virginia, protesting the mandate.

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

White House Commits to Tackling “Harms” Caused by Big Tech Platforms

The decision of former Facebook employee Frances Haugen to come out against the company guns blazing is a gift that keeps on giving, at least to those who are pushing for more stringent regulation of social media sites — and in favor of a particular type of moderation.

And it isn’t the kind that would enable for more free expression or less poorly justified interference by “fact-checkers” and similar unaccountable entities, but the kind that would put even more pressure to do away with content that is seen as “harmful to society.” Mostly, this refers to categories of speech that are often seemingly arbitrarily labeled as hateful, or as “misinformation”.

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

Extinction Rebellion Plans Two-Week ‘October Rebellion’ In Vancouver Streets

Climate protesters are planning a series of protests in Vancouver this month that includes occupying major intersections, bridges, and “shutting down” Vancouver International Airport.

Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion Canada said it wants a commitment from the provincial and federal governments to end fossil fuel subsidies before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow, which starts Oct. 31.

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

“So Deeply, Deeply Wrong” — Lithuanian Without Vaccine Pass Describes Life Under Medical Tyranny

As governments around the world begin instituting Covid-19 ‘passports’ which will dictate the level of participation one is afforded within society — regardless of naturally acquired immunity or actual risk to the public from the unvaccinated (considering that the majority of transmission occurs in the home), people have begun to push back against authoritarian tactics to control privileges and push vaccines.

In America, the ‘my body, my choice’ crowd has suddenly invented conditions for their own mantra.

Regardless of how well vaccination rates and lockdowns actually work.

For those wondering how life under a strict Covid pass looks, keep reading — as Lithuanian citizen Gluboco Lietuva (@gluboco) describes the hell he and his wife are currently living due to their decision not to get vaccinated.

Lithuania is a small EU country of 2.8 million people.

Lithuania introduced a Covid Pass in May. It’s called the “Opportunity Pass”. The Opportunity Pass allows you the opportunity to participate in society. Without the Opportunity Pass, you don’t have opportunity: your rights are restricted.

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

Austria’s Anti-Virus Measures Fuel Rise in Homeschooling

Father-of-two Shkelqim Kameni took his children out of school because of Austria’s strict Covid testing for pupils and his opposition to the vaccine.

The 28-year-old shop manager from the western city of Salzburg is among a sharp rise in parents opting to homeschool instead.

Even weeks before the new school year started this month, the divisive issue garnered media coverage and has provoked heated exchanges online between parents.

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

Austria’s Kurz Steps Down Over Corruption Probe to Save Coalition

VIENNA, Oct 9 (Reuters) — Austria’s conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigned on Saturday to pull his coalition government back from the brink of collapse after the junior party demanded his head because he has been placed under investigation on suspicion of corruption.

The move by Kurz, who denies wrongdoing, satisfied his coalition partner, the Greens, and came just three days before a special session of parliament at which they were preparing to back a motion of no-confidence that would have forced him out.

At the same time, his resignation is more a matter of form than substance in terms of policy. He plans to stay on as his party’s leader and become its top lawmaker in parliament, and he is likely to continue to call the shots in the coalition.

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

Czech PM, Named in Pandora Probe, Leads Polls Ahead of Vote

Results are expected later on Saturday.

(ANSA-AFP) — PRAGUE, OCT 8 — A populist billionaire at odds with the European Union who featured in the Pandora Papers is the narrow favourite in Czech elections starting on Friday that promise a tight result. Prime Minister Andrej Babis will seek a second straight victory for his populist ANO political party despite his lukewarm handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and his clash with the law. The 67-year-old food, chemicals and media mogul is facing police charges over an EU subsidy fraud and the bloc’s dismay over his conflict of interest as a businessman and a politician. Last weekend, the Pandora Papers investigation showed he had used money from his offshore firms to finance the purchase of property in southern France in 2009, including a chateau. He slammed the allegations as a smear campaign, and opinion polls still peg the former Communist Party member as the election favourite, with support reaching up to 30 percent. “The key question is whether the populist policy will prevail over traditional and more responsible politicians,” said Tomas Lebeda, an analyst at Palacky University in the eastern city of Olomouc. Polling stations open at 1200 GMT and close at 2000 GMT before voting resumes at 0600 GMT on Saturday and ends at 1200 GMT. There will be no exit polls and the

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Eco Extremists Insulate Britain Call for Johnson to be Tried for Treason

Insulate Britain has claimed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson should be tried for treason for not reducing carbon emissions, with an insider from the eco-extremist group saying the are desperate to go to jail because they think it will force the government to change environmental laws.

The Extinction Rebellion (XR) offshoot blocked Britain’s roads for the twelfth day in recent weeks on Friday, this time taking over Old Street roundabout in central London during rush hour and returning to the M25, despite injunctions against protests on the busy motorway.

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EU Court’s Ruling Undermines Polish Legal System

In response to a preliminary inquiry by the Polish Supreme Court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the transfer of a judge in Poland without their permission to another court or between two divisions of a same court may violate the rules of judicial independence and the rule that a judge cannot be removed from their position.

The EU court pointed out that “the order by which a court, ruling at last instance and sitting as a single judge, dismissed the action of a judge transferred against his will, must be declared null and void if the appointment of that single judge took place in clear breach of fundamental rules concerning the establishment and functioning of the judicial system concerned.”

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European Lawmakers, Who Salivated Over Facebook “Whistleblower” Hearing, Plot Censorship

Facebook has not had a shortage of whistleblowers over the past years, but most have been ignored and sometimes vilified by mainstream media and the authorities; however, they now have a “star” one, Frances Haugen, who seems to finally be telling them exactly what they want to hear.

And now European countries seem ready to use Haugen’s claims and her testimony this week before the US Congress as an excuse to promote more regulation that would force tech giants to come up with risk assessments every year regarding issues such as misinformation and hate speech.

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

French City Becomes ‘Hunting Ground’ For ‘Young Men’ Partaking in Sexual Assaults

As with many other French cities, Brest has experienced a steep increase in sexual harassment and even outright assault on city streets, with young women being targeted by groups of young men.

According to information of Ouest-France, the phenomenon has been recurring for a few weeks, generating almost daily attacks and frequent complaints. The French paper describes how the city has become a “hunting ground” for what are described as “young men” targeting women in the city center.

Young men are said to have made the neighborhood their “hunting ground” between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. when they leave high school. From street harassment to physical attacks, they do not hesitate to target young girls, touching their chest and buttocks. Shocked victims usually find refuge in the surrounding businesses.

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Germany: The CDU Could Still End Up Ruling the Country as Coalition Negotiations Continue

We have not won the German parliamentary elections, but we still have the opportunity to form a governing coalition that could govern Germany, announced the chancellor candidate of the CDU/CSU, Armin Laschet, on Tuesday after talks with the Greens.

Co-Chair of the Green Party, Robert Habeck, said that together with the Free Democratic Party (FDP), he wanted to evaluate negotiations with the CDU/CSU.

The September elections in Germany were won by the Social Democracy (SPD) of Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz. However, both Scholz and Laschet cannot form a government without the Greens and the FDP, and the continuation of the current grand coalition of CDU/CSU and SPD does not seem likely.

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

Germany: Berlin Investigating Suspected ‘Sonic Weapon Attack’ At U.S. Embassy

Police in Berlin, Germany, recently launched an investigation into several suspected cases of “Havana Syndrome” at the capital’s U.S. Embassy, the German newspaper Der Spiegel reported Friday.

“The Berlin State Criminal Police Office initiated investigations into the so-called Havana Syndrome in August on suspicion of dangerous bodily harm against unknown persons,” the newspaper revealed, citing the confirmation of an unnamed Berlin Police spokesman.

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

Hungary: Orban Signs Decree in Support of Poland

Budapest also challenging primacy of EU law

(ANSA) — BELGRADE, OCT 9 — The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has signed a decree on the Hungarian position in relation to the decision of the Polish Constitutional Court on the relationship between national law and EU law, the Hungarian government spokesperson Zoltan Kovacs informed on Twitter today.

“The government of Hungary welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Poland” and notes that “the primacy of EU law can take precedence only in areas where the European Union has competence” according to EU treaties, the decree signed by PM Orban reads. The institutions of the EU “have a duty to respect the national identities of the member states, which form an integral part of their fundamental political and constitutional order,” the text continues.

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Iceland Bans Moderna Vaccine Use Due to Heart Inflammation Risk

Authored by Ivan Pentchoukov via The Epoch Times

Iceland on Oct. 8 halted the use of the Moderna vaccine against the CCP virus due to reports from Nordic countries of “increased incidence” of inflammation of heart muscle and tissues triggered by the injection.

Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway have already limited the use of the Moderna vaccine over the same concerns. Iceland went further than its neighbors and stopped using the vaccine entirely.

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

Iceland: Key Witness in Assange Case Jailed After Allegedly Fabricating Statement in Court, Going on Crime Spree: Report

Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

A leading witness in the United States Justice Department’s case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed in Iceland, Stundin reported.

Sigurdur Thordarson, a hacker and convicted pedophile, was remanded in custody in Iceland’s highest security prison, Litla Hraun, on Sept. 24 after being arrested when he arrived back in Iceland from a trip to Spain.

Officials requested he be detained indefinitely to halt an “ongoing crime spree,” claiming he posed a “clear and present” threat to the public and was at high-risk of re-offending and violating the law. The judge agreed.

His lawyer, Hunbogi J. Andersen, confirmed the news to Stundin, a well-known Icelandic biweekly.

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In Massive Rebuke, Poland’s Top Court Rules That Polish Constitution Trumps EU Law

On Thursday, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal recognized the superiority of the Polish constitution over EU law. The Tribunal ruled that when European law is applied to Poland beyond the competencies given to them by Poland and in violation of the Polish constitution, are incompatible with Polish law.

The verdict was released in response to a motion filed by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in March which concerned the investigation of the compatibility of some EU treaty laws with the constitution. The European Commission is currently claiming the treaties give it the authority to have a say about rule of law in member states such as Poland.

The ruling is already making waves, with the Financial Times’ Henry Foy writing on Twitter, it is “hard to overstate the importance of this ruling.”

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Islamic State Brides Brought Back to Germany

On Thursday night, the German government brought eight women from the Islamic State terror group and their 23 children back to the country from Syria in a secret operation. After their arrival, the women were detained. Arrest warrants were issued for six of them, three of which were from the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Karlsruhe, which deals with terrorism.

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Italy: Mussolini’s Granddaughter Most Voted Candidate in Rome

Jazz pianist’s daughter has same name as dictator’s wife Rachele

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 6 — Benito Mussolini’s granddaughter Rachele Mussolini was the candidate who received the most votes in Rome’s city council elections on Sunday and Monday, according to final results.

She got 6,522 votes as a candidate for the nationalist Brothers of Italy (FdI) party, the most garnered by any would-be councillor.

Rachele, 37, who has the same name as her grandmother, the wife of the Fascist dictator, already made the council in the last elections in 2016.

She is the daughter of Benito’s jazz-pianist son Romano Mussolini, the dictator’s fourth child.

Asked about her grandfather, she said “Fascism must be consigned to the history books”.

She is the half-sister of Alessandra Mussolini, a long-time rightwing politician.

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Italy: Rome Protesters Clash With Police as Thousands Pack the Streets in Opposition to COVID Vaccine Rule

Thousands of demonstrators marched down Rome’s Via Veneto and other main streets on Saturday, some clashing with police, to protest a government rule requiring COVID-19vaccines or negative tests to access workplaces next week.

The certification in Italy, known as a “Green Pass,” takes effect on Friday and applies to public and private workplaces.

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Media Feeds ‘Polexit’ Frenzy as EU Moves to Crush Polish Resistance

Even Poland’s national-conservative government, the closest thing Poland has to mainstream Eurosceptics, has repeatedly stated they don’t want the country to leave the European Union. It could well be the sudden flurry of speculation around Poland leaving the bloc has more to do with Brussels than it does Warsaw.

The BBC, Financial Times, Guardian, Times of London, Politico, Euronews. It’s the word on everyone’s lips, it seems — ‘Polexit’, or rather Poland’s withdrawal from the European Union is being discussed intensely again. This comes after Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled that where EU law conflicts with Polish law, Poland’s constitution has right of way. This is totally unacceptable to Brussels, which even claims supremacy over national constitutions, and has vowed to defeat Warsaw over the matter.

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Poland Stokes Fears of Leaving EU in ‘Polexit’

The unprecedented challenge made by Poland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, to one of the European Union’s core legal principles has seriously escalated his government’s dispute with Brussels. And it has fuelled concerns that Poland is heading towards the door, described as “Polexit”.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Polish MEP: Today’s EU Stands in Stark Contrast to the Union Imagined by Robert Schuman

On Wednesday, the European Parliament held a debate on the state recovery plans, which had not yet been accepted by the European Commission. The debate concerned Poland and Hungary, among other countries.

MEP Patryk Jaki strongly criticized Brussels’s decision to withhold EU Recovery Funds. He remarked that “the EU was attacking Poland for alleged lack of judiciary independence, while the EU itself points guns at judges’ heads and ordering them to rule as the EU desired.”

Jaki critically said that this must be the new European standard of judicial independence.

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Ruling Party Narrowly Loses Czech Vote; PM Babis May be Out

PRAGUE (AP) — Prime Minister Andrej Babis’ centrist party on Saturday narrowly lost the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election, a surprise development that could mean the end of the populist billionaire’s reign in power.

The two-day election to fill 200 seats in the lower house of the Czech Republic’s parliament took place shortly after the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reported details of Babis’ overseas financial dealings in a project dubbed the “Pandora Papers.” Babis, 67, has denied wrongdoing.

With all the the votes counted, the Czech Statistics Office said Together, a liberal-conservative three-party coalition, captured 27.8% of the vote, beating Babis’ ANO (Yes) party, which won 27.1%. In a second blow to the populists, another center-left liberal coalition of the Pirate Party and STAN, a group of mayors, received 15.6% of the vote to finish third, the statistics office reported.

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UK Citizens Could be Forced to Take COVID Test on Livestream

UK residents returning from other countries might be required to take their COVID-19 tests on live video to prove they are not lying.

Vaccinated Britons returning from abroad still have to take COVID tests. The UK health minister Sajid Javid said that the government would allow the fully vaccinated to take the much cheaper lateral flow test, instead of the PCR tests, which is the current requirement.

However, the health minister is concerned that people could lie about their test results. Therefore, he proposed that the tests should be taken on video calls under the supervision of a health adviser from a private company, according to the Times.

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UK Regulator Tells Video Platforms to Crack Down on “Hate Speech” And Make Users “Safer”

Video sharing platforms (VSPs) like Twitch, TikTok, Snapchat and others will have to “do more” on issues like abuse, racism and terrorism, UK’s broadcasting and telecommunications regulator Ofcom has announced.

We obtained a copy of Ofcom’s initial research report for you here.

Ofcom said that the platforms in question have “a legal duty” to better protect their users by taking unspecified “appropriate measures.”

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UK: Boris Johnson Planning Gas Tax Hikes to Pay for Green Agenda Despite Rising Costs and Shortages: Report

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s will reportedly announce a swath of green taxes in order to pay for low-carbon heating plans, amid fuel shortages and soaring prices.

Millions of Britons will face even higher bills to heat their homes, as the government is set to double down on its radical green agenda.

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Lebanon Left Without Power as Grid Shuts Down

Lebanon has been left without electricity, plunging the country into darkness amid a severe economic crisis.

A government official told Reuters news agency the country’s two largest power stations, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, had shut down because of a fuel shortage.

The power grid “completely stopped working at noon today” and was unlikely to restart for several days, they said.

For the past 18 months Lebanon has endured a severe economic crisis which has got worse amid fuel shortages.

That crisis has left half its population in poverty, crippled its currency and sparked major demonstrations against politicians.

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Indonesia’s President Agrees to Pardon Professor Who Was Jailed Over WhatsApp Message

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, aka Jokowi, has granted amnesty to a professor who was arrested last month for defamation under a controversial online “safety” law. The pardon came amid uproar from rights groups, who used the case as an example of how the controversial law can be used to suppress free speech.

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Singapore’s “Foreign Interference Law” Is Another Excuse to Censor

Singapore’s lawmakers passed a “foreign interference law” that critics and rights groups are worried will suppress public debate in a country where there is already little room for dissent.

The government argues the law is needed since the city-state is particularly vulnerable to foreign interference.

On Monday, the Singapore Parliament passed the Foreign Interference Countermeasures Act (FICA). Under the law, social media platforms and internet service providers could be compelled to provide user information, delete content, or remove apps spreading content that the government deems hostile.

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Aussie Freedom Blogger Arrested at Home for Alleged ‘Breach of Public Health Act’

Australian blogger Simeon Boikov — known as the “Aussie Cossack” — has been arrested a home for reportedly violating lockdown rules.

Boikov, a citizen journalist whose YouTube channel covers police brutality and lockdown measures, livestreamed as three NSW cops entered his home and arrested him for “an alleged breach of the Public Health Act” on Oct. 4.

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Australian PM Wants Social Media Platforms to be Held Responsible for Anonymous Users

Australia keeps pressing on with its efforts to redefine the role and responsibility of internet service providers, specifically social media sites, by “making them liable for their users,” that is, user generated, third party content.

This is already happening at the state level in this country, but as if to cement the likelihood of it being the direction and stance Australia intends to take going forward, the same message is now being heard from federal authorities.

A “coward’s palace” is how Prime Minister Scott Morrison chose to speak about social networks and their “anonymous” users yesterday, who he said used that — presumed — anonymity to behave in cowardly ways by leaving comments that are bullying and vilifying as well as defaming people’s character.

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Dozens Fined After Another Weekend of Anti-Vaccination Protests in Melbourne

Three people have been arrested and dozens fined after small numbers of protesters held anti-vaccination rallies in Melbourne.

Victoria on Saturday reported another record daily case number, with 1965 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections.

Another five deaths were reported, including two from Moreland, a woman in her 90s and man in his 70s; a Banyule man in his 60s; a Hobsons Bay man in his 60s; and a Hume man in his 50s.

There are 578 Victorians in hospital with COVID-19, of whom 117 are in ICU and 83 on ventilators.

Protests were organised by anti-lockdown and anti-vaccination groups in parts of the Victorian capital city on Saturday, including at Campbellfield Plaza and in Glen Waverley.

Police said three people were arrested “for various offences” and 27 fines were issued for people breaching public health directions.

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Homeschool Registrations Rising in Australia, Alternative Education Advocates Say Mainstream Schools Need a Shake-Up

Aria Blundell’s kitchen table has been her school desk for the past few months.

The six-year-old is learning from home, but not because her school has switched to home learning — it is because her parents have switched from mainstream schooling to home education.

“I actually think she gets more out of an hour or two at home a day, one-on-one with me, than she would out of a week at school,” Aria’s mum, Sabrina Blundell, said.

The Blundells are among thousands of Australian families who have left the mainstream school system in the past 18 months.

Homeschooling is understood to be the fastest-growing education sector and alternative school advocates say it shows mainstream schooling needs a shake-up.

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How Australia Could be Forced to Go to War as Tensions Between China and Taiwan Reach Fever-Pitch and Ex-PM’s Visit Adding Fuel to the Fire — With Beijing Warning Armed Conflict is ‘Only a Matter of Time’

Dramatically increasing tension between China and Taiwan has raised the prospect of a world war in which Australia could become embroiled through our longstanding alliance with the United States.

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No More Lockdowns Ever: Dom Perrottet Vows to Never Shut Down the State Again After it Opens Up in Just Hours — as He Flags Opening the International Border in Three Weeks and the NSW/Victoria Border Well Before Christmas

Sydney will emerge from lockdown on Monday after the 70 per cent fully vaccinated mark was hit with NSW premier Dom Perrottet vowing to not plunge the state into another.

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Victoria’s Teflon Premier Has Managed to Survive a Rolling COVID Scandal That Cost Hundreds of Lives and Locked Down Melbourne Longer Than Any Other City in the World — But Could a Union Deal From Long Ago Finally Bring Dan Andrews Undone?

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews will have more non-Covid related questions to answer this coming week than any other time since the pandemic began.

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Afghan Refugees Stuck in British Hotels Say They Want to be Sent Back to Afghanistan

Afghan refugees who arrived in the United Kingdom after fleeing the takeover by the Taliban are now asking to be sent back due to lack of free housing and expected benefits to which they feel entitled.

The Guardian reports that the development casts doubt over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Operation Warm Welcome, the British government’s resettlement program for Afghans. The program was launched on Aug. 29 to help Afghan refugees arriving in the UK by providing them with the means to “rebuild their lives, find work, pursue education and integrate into their local communities.”

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Central European Interior Ministers Agree on Border Defense

It is obvious that illegal immigration is not only a problem for Hungary and the external borders of the European Union must be protected, said Hungarian Minister of the Interior Sandor Pintér after the meeting of the interior ministers of the Central European countries

The participants representing six countries from the region — the Visegrad Four group plus Austria and Slovenia — also signed a joint declaration at the meeting that they will present a united front within the European Union.

Pintér thanked Austria for its continuous participation in Hungarian border protection, adding that the Czech Republic is sending 50 police officers for this task, and joint patrols are being held with Slovenia.

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Czechia Should Reject Muslim Migration, Warns Center for Terrorism Research

The newly established Czech Center for Terrorism Research (CVT), in collaboration with colleagues from the Middle East, issued a report on the security situation in the European Union following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

The study aims to support the formation of the national security policy of the new Czech government, which will emerge from the parliamentary elections.

“Many people, including the leaders of some political parties, do not admit the long-term threat to the Czech Republic resulting from this situation,” the CVT wrote, pointing to the departure of US troops from Afghanistan and the increased threat of terrorist attacks in the European Union.

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Ex-Danish Minister Teams Up With Populists for 50,000 Deportation Plan

The hardline former immigration minister Inger Støjberg has teamed up with the populist Danish People’s Party (DF) on a plan to deport as many as 50,000 migrants by 2030.

Støjberg, who sits in parliament as an independent after leaving the Liberal Party, has joined with the populists on a plan that could see as many as 70 per cent of the people who have come to Denmark in the last few decades as refugees or under family reunification rules be deported.

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Four in Ten French Support Reducing Immigration Numbers to Zero

Four in ten French say they would like to see immigration numbers reduced to zero, according to a poll released this week as all leading French presidential candidates adopt tough migration policies.

The poll, conducted by the CSA Institute for CNews, was released on Thursday and states that 41 per cent of those who took part in the poll were in favour of stopping all immigration to France, both illegal and legal immigration.

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French Police Make a Mockery of £54m Patrol Deal as They Stand and Watch as Migrants Leave Calais for Britain Unchallenged — Before More Than 40 Including a 16-Day-Old Baby Girl From Iraq Are Helped Ashore by RNLI Lifeboat in Kent

French police have come under intense criticism for watching scores of migrants leave the shores of Calais ‘unchallenged’, after more people successfully made the perilous journey across the English channel on Saturday.

At least 40 migrants, including a baby who was less than a month old, were picked up off the coast after a small boat crossing off the coast of Dungeness, Kent today.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing increased activity from mid-morning, with the lifeboat arriving ashore at approximately 2pm.

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How Much Would a Polish-Belarusian Border Wall Cost?

Due to migration crises, Deputy Minister of Defense Marcin Ociepa announced that the Polish government plans to construct a permanent barrier on the Polish-Belarusian border. This barrier will most likely be in the form of a solid wall and the border will be much more secure than it currently is.

The question now is how much such a barrier would cost.

Ociepa confirmed that decisions to build a permanent barrier have been made but the specifics are still being discussed. In addition to the wall itself, the new infrastructure is also meant to be equipped with a modern system of cameras and sensors.

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Kaczynski: Poland is Facing Most Serious Crisis Since End of Cod War

The Polish-Belarusian border crisis is “the most serious crisis with which Poland has dealt with since 1989,” said Jaroslaw Kaczynski, arguably the most powerful man in Poland.

Kaczynski, who serves as the deputy prime minister for security affairs and leads the ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, made the remark after the meeting of the Committee for National Security and Defense Affairs which was organized in Bialystok near the Belarusian border in response to the migration crisis.

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More Than 650 US-Bound Central American Migrants Are Found Crammed Into Back of Three Cargo Trucks in Mexico

More than 650 Central American migrants headed for the United States were found crammed inside six shipping containers hauled by three trucks in northeastern Mexico.

The shocking discovery was made by National Guardsmen operating a checkpoint on the Victoria-Monterrey national expressway inspecting the tractor trailers, the Institute of National Migration said in a statement provided to DailyMail.com

The traffic stop took place 200 miles from the nearest United States-Mexico border crossing.

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“Civil Rights Group” And Twitter Activists Demand Netflix Cancel Dave Chappelle

A “civil rights group” and a mass of Twitter users has asked Netflix to remove Dave Chappelle’s new special The Closer for its commentary they call “transphobic.”

The outraged accused the streaming platform of profiting from transphobia.

In the stand-up comedy special, Chappelle declared himself “team Terf,” (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) and accused the trans community of attempting to ruin the lives of celebrities like JK Rowling through “canceling.”

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Pole Dancing Class for Children Causes Outrage, ‘Instructor’ Reportedly Married to Child Sex Offender

Controversy over the sexualization of children reignited this week as an Indiana pole dancing instructor who reportedly teaches the provocative dance technique to kids was discussed online.

On Saturday, the criminal history of the instructor’s husband surfaced, and it includes a mention in the Indiana sex offenders registry.

Earlier this week, social media users came across an advertisement for kids pole dancing classes. The lessons were offered up by Tiff’s Pole Fitness of Jasper, Indiana.

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Twitter Tests Prompts for “Heated” And “Intense” Conversations

In what seems to be an effort to tone down “toxicity,” Twitter will be introducing prompts that warn users that a conversation they are about to enter is intense or heated.

“Ever want to know about the vibe of a conversation before you join in?” tweeted Twitter Support. “We’re testing prompts on Android and iOS that give you a heads-up if a convo you’re about to enter could get heated or intense.”

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US Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Pro-Life Law

A federal appeals court reinstated a Texas law banning most abortions less than a day after abortion clinics in the state began accepting new patients. A one-page order by the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals issued late Friday reinstated the nation’s strictest abortion law, which bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks. Texas did not list cases of rape or incest as exceptions to the piece of legislation.

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YouTube Partners With United Nations on New Policy to Strip Climate Change Skeptics of Income

Google announced that those who are skeptical of climate change being man-made will lose their income on the platform.

YouTube owner Google announced a new policy this week, where YouTube creators, publishers, and advertisers will be demonetized for content contradicting “well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change.”

“This includes content referring to climate change as a scam or hoax, claims denying that long-term trends show the global climate is warming and claims denying that greenhouse gas emissions or human activity contribute to climate change.”

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/9/2021

  1. GOV, FYI. You have a link on the left side to the book, “Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal” linking to Amazon. Amazon says, “Sorry, they can’t find that page.” I went to good reads and found some other places to buy. …… in case you want to change the link.
    Personally, I don’t use Amazon any more. Bozo gives half a mil to the commie Van Jones and I’m supposed to help pay for it? I’ll buy somewhere else if it’s double the price and twice as long delivery time. That’s just me though.

  2. I/m writing this for American people..
    Poisoned by Anglo-Saxon narration and view of the Universe :-))
    Based on Hypocrisy ,self-delusion ,prejudice, ignorance ,narcism ,racism etc..
    I/m Pole/Canadian..Slavic by ethnicity.East “european” in your descriptions..
    According to Anglo-saxon view of reality in force , inferior spicy something halfway between a man and proper Anglo-saxon biological man ..
    Untermansch in your own words ,and your biological classifications .
    After 38 years living in Canada and USA i returned to Poland..with hesitation i have to admit..
    Tired and scared ,seeing what happening around me and how impact my life i said enough..
    Upon arrival i find myself at total new Planet..
    Planet of Man of white race..
    Totally safe, clinically clean and free of worry ,my personal political and moral-ethical views doesn’t fit political correctness of the day..because there is none one..
    I can say in public space whatever i like ..accept active propagation of Communism ,Fascism ,Nazism ..All are under criminal cod..
    LGBT ideologi may be next..
    Old World..Family life, religious practices, afternoons cafeterias with awesome pastries and tee or coffee.. parks or nature walks with friends , basically borring ,lazy and pastoral life..Time passing here slowly ..
    Classical music and concerts everywhere ..for free
    Public transport very cheap and second to none in quality..We in North America can dream to have it..
    Over speeding a most noticeable crime :-))
    Economy red-hot..Unemployment around 2 % periodically..
    ” western europeans” lining up to buy appt. or house and live here ..
    I meet here many ” western” intellectuals and i have excellent time with them around glass of good Canadian whisky ( my fave) ..
    I wish Dympnha has had opportunity to see, how here dreams become real in her land ,she love so much..
    My French friend living here ,wrote essay..and he want to share with you anglo-saxons his piece of mind..enjoy..
    ..” The stereotypes have a hard life. If it is very frowned upon to tell inconvenient truths about our local delinquency problems, our dilapidated HLM bars, and other emanations of the multicultural masquerade, it is all the more liberating for the average French to spit its venom on Eastern country. Understand it: he is ordered to lie down in front of political correctness all day, so when he can get out all that bile accumulated in the back of his throat, he has a great time. Romanians are therefore a people of half-Roma who play the violin in the subway (all without exception), the Russians are alcoholics who shoot Kalashnikov on adulterated vodka bottles, and Polish is a kind of Silesian peasant. with a rosary which falls to his knees.

    Me, the clichés, it does not bother me. I’m a straight guy, comfortable with the reality principle that says “if you want to achieve your goal, you have to have your eyes in the face of the holes”. It’s a kind of mental hygiene, because looking away is the best way to make a situation worse. What bothers me is that we are comfortable with the clichés on the East, but not with the clichés on the South, and when I speak of the South, I mean the southern hemisphere, in which it will soon be necessary to include France, the old Empire which is getting worse.

    Alcoholism in Poland (very exaggerated, in reality) is a small a problem of the country, and I would be tempted to say that it is the only one. Apart from that, no delinquency, no incivility, no rear wheel and burnt cars, firefighters’ caillassages, innocent beatings or head cut off..
    Everything works, the country is clean because people’s brains are clean, their eyes are in the holes and this allows them to achieve many of their goals. The latest, for example: repelling an invasion orchestrated in a quasi-military manner by Belarus, this is an objective they have achieved. Here is one, very Franco-French cliché: “An army with guns, 4x4s and thermal cameras cannot stop migrants in down jackets!”. Well it can and does here . When we want we can.

    It is fascinating to see how the inertia of a cliché can endure, even when it has become utterly false. Many Poles believe that life in France is heavenly and that the average French person is a cultivated gentleman.
    We enjoy the privilege of our ancestors, but if a few French people still fit this description, they have probably already fled the country, where they are surviving painfully. The European soul, which rises to the highest when material conditions allow it, is much more in present-day Poland than in the perishing hexagon; excellent economic situation, notable artistic production, futile unemployment, exemplary growth, intact vitality.

    But with these favorable material conditions, the conceptual madness of our time also progresses: zealous, ethereal, idealistic, enlightened leftism. If marginal alcohol is the main problem in Poland, then proliferating by West leftism is its main competitor here. As for attributing to the first the causes of the second … It could indeed be that it manifests itself in the Polish electorate of the left, victim of intrauterine damage which would have attacked the brain: they seem very concerned about to tip the country into the multicultural hell that we have known so well. And that, alas, is not a cliché.

    As you will have understood, it is time for the clocks to be set, for the French to understand that they are in a rat hole where it is humiliating to live, and for the Poles to realize that they have a countries where all horizons are possible.
    Paul Bartholomew …PHD esque..
    Because heavy anglo-saxon censorship on this platform ,i/m not sure my and my French friend commentaries may apeare here..I will post it also on my Polish blog..
    I welcome you there..Regards from land of Untermansch..Poland..

      • Thank you my plush man
        I lived in Canada and it’s a cesspool of stupidity and socialistic crap.
        I now live in Florida which is actually good because of De Santis policies
        I understand why you hated the Anglo Saxons so much
        In Canada it was clear from the beginnings that Ontario has stratificated for a long time in WASP and others
        The first six months I got there I wanted to run anywhere
        I could feel the hate and disrespect palpable
        I tolerated till I got the necessary citizenship one may never know what will be good for in the future
        But I ran from there ASAP
        And landed in USA
        I have to say the red necks are and where tucked up and always asked me where I can from
        Well knowing 4 languages I could mess them up every time
        And it was fun
        However I have never felt better and freer that here
        With the time the red necks are ok
        Good for you that Poland is good
        Romania is still [excrement]
        So no return for me
        The French are dead
        All other follow fast
        The western white man is degrading and the only one that will survive will be the Eastern European
        And yes it is eastern
        Central is Switzerland and Slovakia
        Pilaf and Romania are east
        So what?
        We passed through hell
        Centuries against Turks
        Then austrohungarians
        Then communists Russians
        We know what hell is
        We do not want and cannot be brain washed again
        That is saving us
        Amen

        • My dear Romanian Brother.
          I/m writing to you from Bucharest-Romania..
          My Romanian wife move few years ago from Canada to take care for her 93 years now mother..
          She has none one left here..
          You know well how much we care for our elderly ,family members ..You know what is our Tradition and responsibilities in this regards..
          There was not option to send her for slow death in ” nursing home”
          So we decide to be with here to the end of her live..
          Bring full enjoyment and happiness everyday she deserve..
          This is new experience in our life..Very enriching and beautiful..I Love my old lady mother in law to the extreme.
          Agree totally what you said about Canada and USA..
          Different societies..
          I was living around 11 years in USA in Fort Lauderdale..
          I like there and i like Americans ..I find a lot spiritual similarities with us….so different from those Canadian WASP nazis ..
          As a Pole i can assure you we Poles know what you Rumanian People went thru..
          When i look back last 30 years ,our Polish hardship compare to yours was a ” piece of cake”..
          I have most outermost Respect and Love for Romanians..
          Humanity, Perseverance ,Resourcnes and yes best skills in the World to learn languages .make me very proud to know you are such a loyal and trustworthy fiends for Poland..
          History show that clear..
          Yes ..we from CEE and EE are a new European civilization..
          Only Hope of White race and Latin Culture perceiver here in Europe..West is doom.. ..
          We are very proud to be Eastern European..Future belong to us..Regards !

    • Re: East “european” in your descriptions..

      For the record, I never refer to Poland as “Eastern European”. Poland is Central European, as are Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria.

      Eastern Europe is comprised of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, and possibly Moldova.

      I’m not sure how to classify Romania and Bulgaria, since they’re not in the Balkans proper.

      • No you never did..You are intellectually honest.
        ( but i can’t say this about many ” western” folks present here..
        I spotted few Nazi mentality folks here) ..
        Overhelmingly anglo-saxon narrative on this subject is present in UK,Niderland,US, Canada..
        We in CEE and East Europe are laughing from this..and we know what are the sources and reasons..As much as you anglo-saxon wish we are not feeling inferior to you or yours culture of Death ..but contrary :-))
        Your time of Terrors you impose on us last 1200 years is over..( doesn’t regards you Baron and good American folks)..Yalta 1945 was turning point..
        We Slavs ,so despise by you , are in a Central Europe for last 1200 years ..and we are not going enywhere..Make sure you anglo-saxon know this , there will not be a Lebensraum in CEE and EE ..There will be not IV Reich..
        You are facing own extinctions on you own land..Focus on this..

        • Let me clarify something for you my Polish friend, nobody in the US and western Europe despise you Poles Central/Eastern Europeans, we admire the fact that you have not fallen for the 3rd world invasion and allowed these savages to invade you as our so called leaders have done to us. We like the fact that you can go into any major Eastern city and not be assaulted/raped or murdered by 3rd worlders. As for the bloody naxi’s, they are extinct and no longer exist and haven’t since 1945, what is starting to rise is nationalist who will be shortly fighting the marxist left and 3rd world pets, it will get bloody and horrific before it gets better. This Prussian/Austrian/American salutes you, not vilify you.

  3. French political spectrum get frenzy after Poland Constitutional Court Judgment..
    Statement of support are pouring from very important French political figures. Phillipe Olivier : “Ce Reductio ad Hitlerum de la #Pologne uniquement parce qu’elle affirme la primauté de sa Constitution relève de l’immonde bêtise et même de l’infamie quand elle s’adresse au pays qui a le plus souffert de l’occupation nazie. “..https://twitter.com/search?q=Philippe%20Olivier%20pologne&src=typed_query&f=live

    Marine le Pen :
    ..Comme la Pologne, Marine Le Pen entend constitutionnaliser le principe de souveraineté nationale
    Par Michel Janva le 9 octobre 2021 Les commentaires sont fermés
    Comme la Pologne, Marine Le Pen entend constitutionnaliser le principe de souveraineté nationale
    Communiqué de Marine Le Pen, suite à la décision de la Cour constitutionnelle de Pologne :

    En affirmant la primauté de son droit constitutionnel sur la législation européenne, la Pologne exerce son droit légitime et inaliénable à la souveraineté.

    Par un acte de juges qui ne diffère en rien de la procédure de la cour de Karlsruhe tout à fait admise s’agissant de l’Allemagne, la Pologne est venue rappeler à une Union européenne tentée par l’établissement d’une dictature jacobine que chaque peuple est fondé à définir ses lois.

    Marine Le Pen, candidate à la Présidence de la République, affirme son entier soutien à la Pologne.

    Comme elle l’a annoncé lors de la présentation du référendum qui sera organisé après son élection, elle entend constitutionnaliser ce principe de souveraineté auquel aspirent fondamentalement toutes les Nations d’Europe.
    Avec Marine Le Pen Présidente, la France prendra la tête des peuples européens pour un rééquilibrage national de l’Union européenne.
    La France sera en cela fidèle à sa vocation historique d’oeuvrer pour la liberté des peuples.”.. https://lesobservateurs.ch/2021/10/10/comme-la-pologne-marine-le-pen-entend-constitutionnaliser-le-principe-de-souverainete-nationale/

    Jean-Yves Le Gallou :
    ..” Merci le Monde de montrer à quel point les références permanentes au nazisme sont tout simplement grotesques. La 2e guerre mondiale est finie depuis 75 ans. L’histoire de la Pologne c’est 10 siècles. L’usage du point #Godwin est ridicule. La #Diabolisation cela ne marche plus.”..https://twitter.com/jylgallou/status/1446507458394984449
    Hermann Tertsch VOX party Spain :
    ..”Mientras en Polonia el NKVD y Frank asesinaban a las elites y toda resistencia, en Francia generales de las SS tomaban el té con Sartre y la intelectualidad, había peleas por ir a fiestas alemanas en Vichy y la parte ocupada y jefes de la Wehrmacht compraban cuadros a Picasso. ‘.. and so on..
    There is clear and strong shift of the political paradogmats in Europe regarding EU and EC ..
    allover ..in Greece,Spain,Portugal,Italy, France,Denmark ,Poland,Hungary,Austria..
    Not so much in Germany and Nederland..New narrative of reality slowly but surely is coming to West Europe..
    Hopefully s not to late for them..
    Thanks Baron for letting me post here my unorthodox opinions..

  4. 12 EU countries demanding from EC to finance permanent barier on outside EU borders
    .statement :
    ..” Anti-migrant barriers: 12 EU countries ask Brussels to finance their installation at the borders

    After Donald Trump’s wall, fences to stop the arrivals of migrants. In a joint letter, the Interior Ministers of Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Slovakia have addressed a request to Brussels for funding to build barriers at their borders. Objective: to prevent migrants from entering their soil.

    Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson, addressee of the letter, replied that countries had “the possibility and the right to build fences”. ” I am not against. But as to whether we should use the European funds which are limited, to finance the construction of fences instead of other equally important things, that is another question, ”she said in a statement. press conference at the end of a meeting of interior ministers in Luxembourg. She judged that “it was not really a good idea to make new proposals” while those of the Pact on migration and asylum – a reform project proposed by the Commission which comes up against divisions between Member States – were always “on the table”.

    A barrier “which serves the interests of the whole of the EU”
    Ministers from the twelve countries say that “a physical barrier appears to be an effective border protection measure, which serves the interests of the whole of the EU, not just the member states on the front line”. They stress that “border surveillance does not prevent attempts to cross illegally”, in their letter also sent to Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas.

  5. new anecdote

    A competition for the image of the enemy has been announced in Russia. The one on whom you can blame all the troubles. The first place was taken by “gay migrant in car sharing”.

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