Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/13/2021

Bevan Costello, a tribal elder in the aboriginal Wakka Wakka tribe in Australia, died suddenly after receiving his second Pfizer jab. The state broadcaster ABC had used Mr. Costello as the poster boy for the vax among the aborigines, who tend to be vaccine hesitant. After his death, however, the ABC hastily dropped the promotional clip that featured the elder getting the jab.

In other news, both Turkey and Belavia, the state-owned Belarusian airline, have announced that Iraqi, Syrian, and Yemeni nationals will no longer be allowed to fly into Minsk.

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Financial Crisis
» Americans’ Faith in the Economy Plummets Further as Inflation Grows
» Biden Education Dept Forgiving $2 Billion in Student Loans for Up to 30,000 Borrowers
» Obama Economic Adviser Slams Biden Admin’s Spending Agenda: ‘They Poured Kerosene on the Fire’
 
USA
» 2 Boys Killed: 2 Men Injured in Richmond Shooting
» Antifa Members Clash With White Nationalists Over COVID Vaccine Mandate Outside NYC’s Gracie Mansion
» Argument, Failed Cigarette Purchase Preceded Fatal Shooting in Humboldt Park Liquor Store, Prosecutors Said During Hearing for 16-Year-Old Suspect
» CNN to Reportedly Fire “Good Number” Of on-Air Talent, Staff in Major Shakeup
» Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines Suggests There be Might an Extraterrestrial Explanation for UFOs
» Judge Tosses Out Mask Mandate for Pennsylvania Schools
» Middle School Teacher in Massachusetts Sues After Being Fired Over Facebook Posts
» Nurses, Dozens of Others Protest COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in Logan
» Thief Casually Walks Into Posh San Fran Store and Steals Heap of Items in Broad Daylight
» Trial of Men Accused of Killing Ahmaud Arbery Nears Verdict
» Trump Scores Legal Victories in Two New York Lawsuits
 
Canada
» Protests Daily: Without Papers Aims to Rescind Vaccine Bylaw, ‘a Stepping-Stone to Greater Change’
 
Europe and the EU
» Climate Hypocrisy: COP26 Carbon Emissions Reportedly Double That of the Last Eco Conference
» France: Yacine Mihoub Sentenced for Murderering Holocaust Survivor in Paris
» Latvian Lawmakers Who Can’t Show a Vaccine Passport Will be Banned From Votes
» Swedish Health Authority Warns Public They May Have to Cancel Christmas
» UK: Extinction Rebellion: Arrests Made After Protesters Block Lord Mayor’s Show in London
» UK: Khan’s London: Bloody Evening Leaves Man Dead, Woman in Eighties Stabbed, Two Shot
» UK: The Ongoing Tantrum Against Eric Clapton and Van Morrison for Daring to Question the Liberal Orthodoxy is Amazingly Fun to Watch
» Welsh Government Can’t Provide Any Evidence for Vaccine Passport Effectiveness
» YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Met With French President Macron Over Child Safety From “Hatred” And “Inappropriate Content”
 
South Asia
» Nearly 300k Non-Existent ‘Ghost Soldiers’ Is Why Afghan Government Collapsed So Quickly: Ex-Finance Minister
 
Far East
» Enes Kanter Stands Up for Taiwan Sovereignty Against Chinese Communist Regime
 
Australia — Pacific
» “Kill the Bill” — Thousands of Australians March Against Victoria’s COVID Powers
» ABC’s Vaxx Pin-up Aborigine Dead Six Days After COVID Shot
 
Immigration
» Belarus Arms Migrants: Troops Give Tear Gas to Desperate Refugees, Tear Down Fences and Try to Blind Polish Soldiers With Lasers in New Escalation of Border Warfare
» Belarus Airline Bans Syrian, Iraqi, Yemeni Passengers as EU Migrant Crisis Sanctions Loom
» German Pro-Migration Activists Stopped by Polish Authorities
» Migrants Say Belarusians Took Them to E.U. Border and Supplied Wire Cutters
» New Migrants Arrive Daily at Makeshift Refugee Camp at Belarusian-Polish Border
» Poland Border: Turkey Blocks Belarus Flights to Ease Migrant Crisis
» Polish Border Guards Say Migrants Fired Tear Gas at Them Allegedly Provided by Belarus
» Polish Interior Ministry Prepares Bill to Tighten Rules at Border
» Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Encounter Nearly 2,000 Migrants in 24 Hours, Hundreds Get Past Agents
» Vladimir Putin Blames the West for Migrant Crisis on Poland-Belarus Border
 
Culture Wars
» Scottish Government to Place Tampons in Male Bathrooms for Transgender Civil Servants
» Texas Governor Directs Education Officials to Investigate Pornographic Books in Schools
 

Americans’ Faith in the Economy Plummets Further as Inflation Grows

U.S. consumer sentiment fell in November to its lowest level in 10 years as Americans grew increasingly concerned about inflation and policymakers failed to combat the surging prices.

The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index plummeted to 66.8 in November, decreasing from October’s 72.5 figure and reading the lowest since the index hit 71.7 in November 2011.

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

Biden Education Dept Forgiving $2 Billion in Student Loans for Up to 30,000 Borrowers

Up to 30,000 student loan borrowers will have a cumulative $2 billion in debt forgiven by the Biden Education Department, after a series of major changes to the troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program were announced.

In a Thursday tweet, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced that “30K+ borrowers will get an estimated $3B forgiven.” Of that, “Roughly 10K have already had $715M discharged” with another 20,000 to follow.

“This is fantastic news for those who will have their debts cancelled and demonstrates how the Biden administration has the power to make life better for all people with student debt,” Mike Pierce, executive director at the Student Borrower Protection Center, told Yahoo Finance. “With payments currently set to restart in less than 90 days, there is much more work to be done for our public servants and all Americans with student loan debt.”

Created by Congress in 2007, the PSLF program supplies taxpayer dollars for government and non-profit employees — including teachers, nurses, service members, first responders and other public service workers with federally-backed student loans to apply for forgiveness after providing proof of 120 monthly payments under a qualified repayment plan.

[Comment: This is basically a government giveaway for constituencies the Democratic Party.]

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

Obama Economic Adviser Slams Biden Admin’s Spending Agenda: ‘They Poured Kerosene on the Fire’

Jason Furman, a former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, sounded the alarm over the Biden administration’s economic performance and spending agenda, decrying the White House for overstimulating the economy during the pandemic and lockdown-induced economic recession. Speaking to the Associated Press, Furman said that while “a sizeable chunk of the inflation we’re seeing is the inevitable result of coming out of the pandemic,” the Biden administration’s policymakers “systematically underestimated inflation.”

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2 Boys Killed: 2 Men Injured in Richmond Shooting

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two boys were killed and two men were seriously injured in a shooting at a convenience store in Richmond on Friday night.

Richmond police who responded to a report of shots fired at the OMG Convenience Store found four people with life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victims were taken to a local hospital where two boys — ages 9 and 14 —died. Police did not immediately release the names of the victims. The two men were in stable condition.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the 9-year-old was attempting to unlock a car door when he was shot.

“This type of act cannot stand in Richmond,” police Chief Gerald Smith said during a news conference Saturday. “Once again the pattern continues. Our young people are falling victim to random gunshot violence over and over again.”…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Antifa Members Clash With White Nationalists Over COVID Vaccine Mandate Outside NYC’s Gracie Mansion

Antifa protesters and a white nationalist group appeared to clash at an anti-vaccine mandate protest outside Gracie Mansion in New York City Saturday night.

Far-right activist Nick Fuentes organized the protest against vaccine mandates outside Gracie Mansion, where Antifa groups turned out to confront his group, the “Groyper Army.”

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Argument, Failed Cigarette Purchase Preceded Fatal Shooting in Humboldt Park Liquor Store, Prosecutors Said During Hearing for 16-Year-Old Suspect

A video snippet circulated by Chicago police prompted a 16-year-old math whiz to turn himself in for the fatal shooting of a 44-year-old liquor store shopper on Monday in Humboldt Park, prosecutors said.

Saturday afternoon, Cook County Judge Barbara Dawkins denied bail for the Orr high school junior, Amari Watkins, who faces murder and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon charges, police and prosecutors said.

Watkins and another uncharged person are accused of confronting, arguing with and fatally shooting James Carson, 44, while Carson held a wine bottle, attorneys said court Saturday during a hearing that was broadcast live on YouTube.

Watkins and the uncharged 19-year-old male companion walked into the Mid-Town Market in the 3800 block of West Division Street in the Humboldt Park neighborhood and tried to buy cigarettes about 9 a.m., Cook County Asst. State’s Atty. Morgan Muslin said in court.

After being denied because they could not provide ID, they began arguing with Carson who’d walked in and headed to the coolers in the back of the store, where he grabbed a beer.

Watkins approached Carson and began talking to him and when Watkins “continued to engage” Carson, Carson set the beer down on a front cashier counter and turned around to face Amari’s 19-year-old companion, who stood nearby, Muslin said.

The store clerk heard arguing and Amari lowered his face mask, exposing his face. At that point, Carson walked past the 19-year-old, while grasping a wine bottle that he held at his side and Watkins pulled a pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Carson once in the chest, Muslin said.

The shooting was captured on video security camera, portions of which were circulated by Chicago police in an effort to solve the crime…

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CNN to Reportedly Fire “Good Number” Of on-Air Talent, Staff in Major Shakeup

After CNN ratings crashed through the floor once again in October — with not one single show averaging at least 1 million viewers, a major shakeup is in the works at the network.

According to Deadline, Discovery chief David Zaslav — who is widely expected to assume stewardship of CNN after its merger with WarnerMedia is complete — has kept his public comments on the failing news network close the the vest. When asked by Deadline what he thinks will happen with honcho Jeff Zucker, Zaslav said “Jeff’s a good friend and I like him a lot.”

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Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines Suggests There be Might an Extraterrestrial Explanation for UFOs

Are UFOs alien technology?

This theory has been floated time and time again as UFOs become more mainstream, and you can now add Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to the list of people who have speculated about the explanation possibly being from off this world

“Always there’s also the question of ‘is there something else that we simply do not understand, which might come extraterrestrially,” Haines said when discussing UFOs while at the Our Future in Space event, according to The Sun.

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Judge Tosses Out Mask Mandate for Pennsylvania Schools

A Pennsylvania state court rejected a mandate that requires students and teachers to wear masks in schools and child care facilities regardless of vaccination status Wednesday.

Republican Rep. Jesse Topper and Republican Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, along with parents and school entities, sued Pennsylvania’s acting health secretary over the mandate that was implemented in early September. Commonwealth Court voted 4-1 in favor of those who sued, ABC 6 reported.

The judge determined that Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam’s mandate violated the state’s laws in regard to approving regulations and required that an existing disaster emergency be declared by the governor before the mandate could take effect, ABC 6 reported.

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Middle School Teacher in Massachusetts Sues After Being Fired Over Facebook Posts

A middle school teacher in Leicester, Massachusetts, is suing the school and district for free speech violations and defamation for termination over politically-charged Facebook posts from the summer of 2020.

According to the lawsuit filed on November 11, Leicester Middle School fired math teacher Joseph Lioji in retaliation after he was reinstated through an arbitration process by the state. In August, the school told him that a position of a middle school math teacher had been eliminated, and, due to seniority, he would lose his job.

We obtained a copy of the lawsuit for you here.

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Nurses, Dozens of Others Protest COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in Logan

Several dozen people protested COVID-19 vaccine mandates near the corner of Logan Regional Hospital’s campus on Saturday.

“That came about just because I believe everybody has a choice to do what they want with themselves,” said Misty Best, an ER nurse who helped organize the rally. “So I feel like it’s not necessarily about the vaccine but the choice to get it or not.”

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Thief Casually Walks Into Posh San Fran Store and Steals Heap of Items in Broad Daylight

A video showing a shoplifter walking out of an upscale San Francisco boutique with a pile of unpaid item was posted to Twitter late Friday morning.

The viral thirty-three second security video shows a masked man dressed in a camouflage jacket and Golden State Warriors t-shirt entering a Pacific Heights boutique and exiting with multiple pairs of designer jeans.

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Trial of Men Accused of Killing Ahmaud Arbery Nears Verdict

The trial of three men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, whose death contributed to unrest during the summer of 2020, is nearing a verdict.

Gregory McMichael, his son Travis and their neighbor, William Bryan, are currently on trial for the murder of Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, who was shot and killed near his home in Brunswick, Georgia, in February 2020. The three men all face the possibility of serving a life sentence in prison without parole.

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Trump Scores Legal Victories in Two New York Lawsuits

A Manahattan judged dismissed a lawsuit with prejudice against former President Donald Trump filed by former “Apprentice” star Summer Zervos.

Zervos accused Trump of groping and kissing her without consent while she was a contestant on the reality show back in 2007. The suit, filed in 2016, was dropped because Zervos walked back her claims.

In another New York courtroom, a separate lawsuit involving the former commander-in-chief filed by his former attorney Michael Cohen to recupe past legal fees was also dismissed, earning Trump another legal win.

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Protests Daily: Without Papers Aims to Rescind Vaccine Bylaw, ‘a Stepping-Stone to Greater Change’

We’ve already covered the story of Without Papers Pizza — you’ve probably seen our recent reports about how Calgary’s Vaccine Passport Bylaw destroyed this small business. In a world plagued by a silent majority, Jesse — the owner of Without Papers Pizza — took a stand against the government’s decision to indulge in discrimination. By not asking people to show proof of vaccination at the door, he became a villain in the eyes of the state.

What started as free pizza has evolved into much more: protests, sidewalk picnics, speeches, a dance party — and today, it has changed again.

The Without Papers Pizza story started as an open revolt against Calgary’s Vaccine Passport Bylaw, in a decision not to enforce state-sponsored discrimination over proof of vaccination. They then closed their doors and simply gave free pizza to all for a while, and continue to do so, with donation links set up on their Instagram.

Even that was deemed a danger to the state — but now, protests can be found here every day, led by Jesse, owner of Without Papers.

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Climate Hypocrisy: COP26 Carbon Emissions Reportedly Double That of the Last Eco Conference

The United Nations COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, is twice as polluting as the last climate conference, with more than half of the carbon emissions coming from international flights, according to reports.

An initial assessment from the British government on the climate conference it hosted revealed that the event, which closed on Friday, is on course to have contributed to 102,500 tonnes of CO2e emitted into the atmosphere.

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France: Yacine Mihoub Sentenced for Murderering Holocaust Survivor in Paris

Yacine Mihoub, the man convicted of murdering 85-year-old Holocaust survivor Mireille Knoll in her Paris apartment in 2018, has been sentenced to life in prison by a French court.

The Paris Assize Court handed down a maximum life sentence to Mihoub on Wednesday, with a 22-year security period for the murder of the 85-year-old Holocaust survivor prompted by aggravating circumstances including her membership of the Jewish community and the anti-Semitic nature of the killing.

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Latvian Lawmakers Who Can’t Show a Vaccine Passport Will be Banned From Votes

Starting Monday, November 15, lawmakers who can’t produce a vaccine passport in Latvia will not be allowed to attend in-person and remote meetings. Additionally, they will not be paid.

Saeima, the parliament of the Republic of Latvia, approved the law in a 62-7 vote. Starting Monday, when the nation-wide lockdown ends, members of the Saeima and the members of local governments have to show a vaccine passport to attend sessions.

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Swedish Health Authority Warns Public They May Have to Cancel Christmas

The Swedish Public Health Authority (FHM) has told Swedes that there is a risk of an increase in Wuhan virus cases over the winter and they should be prepared to cancel Christmas travel plans.

Sara Byfors, of the Public Health Agency of Sweden, warned that Swedes should be prepared to cancel any travel during the Christmas holidays.

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UK: Extinction Rebellion: Arrests Made After Protesters Block Lord Mayor’s Show in London

Climate protesters were arrested at the Lord Mayor’s Show in London after they tried to block the parade route.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists sat in front of passing floats, carried banners that read “COP has failed” and wore giant heads made to look like Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the capital on Saturday.

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UK: Khan’s London: Bloody Evening Leaves Man Dead, Woman in Eighties Stabbed, Two Shot

A bloody evening in London saw a stabbing attack in Brentford in which one man was killed and an elderly woman left fighting for her life and a double shooting in Ealing.

On Friday evening at around 8 p.m., two people were stabbed in the West London suburb of Brentford. Police said that one man, believed to be in his twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman in her eighties was also stabbed during the attack and was taken to hospital where she remains in critical condition.

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UK: The Ongoing Tantrum Against Eric Clapton and Van Morrison for Daring to Question the Liberal Orthodoxy is Amazingly Fun to Watch

The ongoing tantrum against Eric Clapton and Van Morrison for daring to question the liberal orthodoxy around the pandemic has been fun to watch.

Clapton was the focus of a recent article by the Washington Post titled, “What happened to Eric Clapton? The guitar legend has long been inscrutable, but his covid turn has friends and fans puzzled like never before.” The piece was published Thursday.

The report said it spoke to numerous friends and people the singer has worked with during his lengthy career, and all but two expressed shock and anger over his stance against the government’s policies during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Welsh Government Can’t Provide Any Evidence for Vaccine Passport Effectiveness

The Welsh Liberal Democrats continue their campaign against introduction of Covid Passes, calling attention to the fact that not even those in government who are pushing the controversial certificates are able to properly justify them.

On its site, the party noted that the Welsh government has admitted to not having any empirical evidence that introducing Covid passes helped stem the tide of coronavirus transmission in places of mass gatherings of people.

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Met With French President Macron Over Child Safety From “Hatred” And “Inappropriate Content”

World leaders and tech giants discussed the issue of “better protecting kids online” during the Paris Summit this week.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron spearheaded the meeting about kids and social media, with reps from tech giants, including Amazon and the CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki.

“Protecting our children and teenagers online means taking them away from inappropriate or dangerous content, from violence, hatred and pornography,” French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted on Thursday before the meeting.

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Nearly 300k Non-Existent ‘Ghost Soldiers’ Is Why Afghan Government Collapsed So Quickly: Ex-Finance Minister

Former Afghani finance minister, Khalid Payenda, says that most of the 300,000 Afghan troops never existed, and were in fact “ghost” solders who were fabricated by corrupt officials who then pocketed their wages, according to the BBC.

So — corrupt Afghan officials lied about their fighting force, while US President Joe Biden was pressuring former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to lie about the US pullout and say that the Taliban wasn’t winning “whether it is true or not.” Ghani refused to lie, and the rest is history — the Taliban spread throughout the country like wildfire and toppled the government within a matter of days.

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Enes Kanter Stands Up for Taiwan Sovereignty Against Chinese Communist Regime

Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter is not letting up on his criticism of China and its ongoing human rights violations.

The basketball player, who has been outspoken in his efforts to take China to account, spoke out on the communist regime’s treatment of Taiwan by reaffirming the country’s sovereignty. In a Twitter post, the athlete insisted that the island nation is “not a part of China.”

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“Kill the Bill” — Thousands of Australians March Against Victoria’s COVID Powers

In a bid to keep the virus pandemic at bay, Australia’s government imposed draconian lockdowns and vaccine mandates on its citizens. The harsh measures are becoming an unsustainable way for politicians to govern the country as increasing discontent among Australians is seen as they take to the streets in Melbourne.

Victoria Police did not reveal the crowd size but judging by pictures and videos on social media, thousands of demonstrators lined the streets of Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) on Saturday, peacefully protesting the Victorian government’s new, proposed pandemic powers and vaccine measures.

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ABC’s Vaxx Pin-up Aborigine Dead Six Days After COVID Shot

A 65-year-old Wakka Wakka tribal elder is dead after believing he was doing the right thing for his community by allowing the ABC to promote his vaxx shot to entice other smarter Aborigines to get a jab. The vaccination maniacs of the ABC dropped the poor Cherbourg elder’s promotional clip like a hot cake after he died from the jab.

Mr. Bevan Costello, known as Uncle Bevan Costello in his community, received his second Pfizer mRNA injection on or around September 9 at a local pop-up event, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). He told ABC that many of his fellow Wakka Wakka tribe members were hesitant to receive the injections due to “misunderstanding of the information, mostly on social media.”

Uncle Bevan would have discovered social media was correct about the experimental jab had he lived long enough…

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Belarus Arms Migrants: Troops Give Tear Gas to Desperate Refugees, Tear Down Fences and Try to Blind Polish Soldiers With Lasers in New Escalation of Border Warfare

The bitter dispute between Warsaw and Minsk dramatically escalated last night when Belarusian troops ripped up the border fence and prevented Polish soldiers from rebuilding it.

Film footage released this morning by Poland’s Border Force reveals how its troops were blinded by lasers and strobe lights as they tried to shore up the frontier.

Hours earlier Belarus forces had destroyed part of the 120 miles of barbed wire fencing that separates the east European states. Migrants were also armed with tear gas by the Belarus military to attack Polish forces once they got across the border.

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Belarus Airline Bans Syrian, Iraqi, Yemeni Passengers as EU Migrant Crisis Sanctions Loom

Belarusian state-owned airline Belavia has announced it will no longer accept Iraqi, Syrian, or Yemeni nationals aboard flights to Belarus after the European Union threatened the airline with sanctions.

Belavia released a statement on its website on Friday indicating that citizens of Iraqi, Syria, and Yemen would no longer be allowed aboard their aircraft after a request had been made by aviation authorities in Turkey.

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German Pro-Migration Activists Stopped by Polish Authorities

Polish authorities earlier this week stopped a bus brimming with pro-migration activists from Germany that had been traveling toward the Polish-Belarusian border, preventing the group from traveling to the Kuznica border crossing where they had planned to collect illegal migrants and bring them back to Germany.

The activists aboard the bus were apparently ignorant to the fact that the border area they had planned to collect migrants from happens to lie within Poland’s exclusion zone, a three-kilometer zone along the Polish-Belarusian border which is off-limits to non-government actors, German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine reports.

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Migrants Say Belarusians Took Them to E.U. Border and Supplied Wire Cutters

SULAIMANIYAH, IRAQ — The sudden surge of migrants to Belarus from the Middle East that is now the focus of a political crisis in Europe was hardly an accident.

The government of Belarus loosened its visa rules in August, Iraqi travel agents said, making a flight to the country a more palatable journey to Europe than the dangerous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece.

It increased flights by the state-owned airline and then actively helped funnel migrants from the capital, Minsk, to the frontiers with Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.

And Belarusian security forces gave them directions on how to cross into the European Union countries, even handing out wire cutters and axes to cut through border fences.

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New Migrants Arrive Daily at Makeshift Refugee Camp at Belarusian-Polish Border

A makeshift refugee camp on the Belarusian-Polish border daily receives new groups of migrants, Anton Bychkovsky, a spokesman for the State Border Committee of Belarus, told Sputnik on Saturday.

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Poland Border: Turkey Blocks Belarus Flights to Ease Migrant Crisis

Turkish authorities have stopped all citizens of Iraq, Syria and Yemen from flying from Turkey to Belarus, until further notice.

Turkey’s Civil Aviation Authority said it was because of illegal migrant crossings from Belarus into the European Union.

The UN Security Council has accused Belarus of using the migrants to destabilise the EU’s eastern border.

The EU is lobbying countries in the Middle East to take similar measures.

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Polish Border Guards Say Migrants Fired Tear Gas at Them Allegedly Provided by Belarus

Polish border guards said on Saturday that migrants fired tear gas at them, which the refugees allegedly received from the Belarusian security forces.

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Polish Interior Ministry Prepares Bill to Tighten Rules at Border

The Polish Interior Ministry has prepared a bill to amend the border protection law to indefinitely extend provisions in the country’s border areas that are currently in place under a state of emergency, Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski said Saturday.

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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Encounter Nearly 2,000 Migrants in 24 Hours, Hundreds Get Past Agents

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector encountered almost 2,000 migrants in a single 24-hour period on Friday, with at least 262 migrants getting past overwhelmed agents due to a lack of manpower.

A Department of Homeland Security source told Fox News that there were 1,909 encounters with illegal migrants in the sector. Meanwhile, there were 262 “gotaways” — in which agents saw crossers on cameras or sensors but don’t have the manpower to get to. It means there could be even more illegal migrants getting past agents who were undetected.

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Vladimir Putin Blames the West for Migrant Crisis on Poland-Belarus Border

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western countries, rather than Belarus, are ultimately responsible for the migrant crisis on the Poland-Belarus border, pointing to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As the EU prepares to impose new sanctions on Minsk, Mr Putin told Russian state television Belarus was not to blame for the crisis.

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Scottish Government to Place Tampons in Male Bathrooms for Transgender Civil Servants

The Scottish government has a plan to provide feminine hygiene products such as tampons and sanitary napkins in male bathrooms throughout its government facilities to accommodate transgender civil servants. The idea to install the items in men’s lavatories is part of a 209-page submission to LGBT charity Stonewall.

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Texas Governor Directs Education Officials to Investigate Pornographic Books in Schools

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbot called for a criminal investigation into pornographic books following his calls earlier in the week for state education agencies to develop standards to prevent “pornography and other obscene content” from showing up in the state’s public schools.

Abbott is directing officials to look for pornography in public schools and inform law enforcement if such material is found in a push for “more immediate action … to protect Texas students” while state standards are being developed, he said in a Wednesday letter to Education Commissioner Mike Morath.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/13/2021

  1. Yesterday I put an incorrect link about the burning of migrant workers alive in the Moscow region. The error occurred due to the similar name of the village. In fact, the incident happened in Siberia.
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    In the village of Zalari, at a construction site on the night of November 12, local residents set fire to a workers’ trailer.

    https://i38.ru/proisshestviya-obichnie/na-stroyke-v-zalaryach-dvoe-rabochich-pogibli-iz-za-konflikta-s-mestnimi-zhitelyami
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    The insult of the girl provoked a large-scale brawl and murder in the village of Zalari
    According to the version of the investigation, on the evening of Friday, November 12, a conflict broke out between the two companies in the village of Zalari. One side was represented by two local residents, and the other – six builders working at one of the facilities in the village.

    It all started with the fact that the workers booed a girl who was passing by the construction site, and also made obscene remarks about her. The offended girl complained about the builders to her boyfriend, who, having connected his friend, decided to put the offenders in their place.

    The verbal skirmish between groups of men turned into a fight, during which the parties mutually inflicted many injuries on each other. Since the girl’s defenders were significantly outnumbered by the builders, they had to retreat. But an hour later, five cars stopped at the construction site, from which about 20 men got out and started a wall-to-wall fight with the workers.

    Some of the attackers made their way to the construction workers’ caravan, doused it with gasoline and set it on fire. There were people inside, two of whom were burned to death, five more were hospitalized with burns.

    https://bereg-angary.ru/nev/irk-obl/1823-stenka-na-stenku

  2. I looked on here to see if there was anything about Gavin Newsom showing up after seeing the story about the aboriginal leader. Then I did a search on duck duck go. My search parameters were “did gavin newsom ever show up” and set the time frame to past day. These are in order the top four link returns. It is the second one that raised my eyebrows. WTH?
    1. https://ussanews.com/gov-newsom-re-appears-after-2-week-absencelies-about-time-hes-been-missingnervous-defensive-responses-leave-many-questioning-rumors-about-his-post-covid-booster-health/
    2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witchcraft
    3. https://www.lucianne.com/2021/11/14/video_texas_covid_patient_denied_monoclonal_antibodies_by_black_health_care_worker_because_hes_white_73123.html
    4. https://fatherlyadviceandrants.com/2021/11/14/november-2021-conservative-article-reference-list/

  3. Big difference between the way Poland deals with immigrants and the way the US does.

    Every time I see another video from the Texas/Mexico border with hundreds of the unwashed, untested, illegal vermin crossing over with ease and assistance from our own military, I say to myself, why not just shoot them??

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10200791/Poland-braced-major-attack-weaponised-migrants-Belarus-TONIGHT-aiming-reach-EU.html

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