Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/16/2021

Austrian police are patrolling shopping districts and setting up checkpoints on roads to enforce the country’s new lockdown rule against citizens who have not been “vaccinated”. Meanwhile, according to a new poll, more than 70% of Canadians think that “unvaccinated” people should be fired from their jobs.

In other news, after the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse case failed to reach a verdict after more than eight hours of deliberation, the judge retired them for the night.

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Financial Crisis
» Consumer Confidence Plunges to Lowest Level in a Decade as Inflation Soars Higher
 
USA
» 6th Circuit Court ‘Wins’ Lottery to Hear Lawsuits Against Biden’s Vaccine Rule
» Activists Rally Outside of Capitol to Protest Critical Race Theory in Schools: ‘Government is Not a Co-Parent’
» Armed Robbers Shoot Security Guards Loading ATM in Chicago
» Black Employees Should Get Time Off After Rittenhouse Verdict, Says Oregon Dem Politician
» Breaking: ‘Jump Kick Man’ Who Attacked Kyle Rittenhouse Identified as Violent Career Criminal
» Colorado Introduces Vaccine Passports for Some Large Events
» Even the ACLU Defends Project Veritas Over Government Raid
» Ferguson Police Chief Says There is No Record of Rep. Cori Bush’s Claim Protesters Were Routinely Shot at During 2014 Protests
» Indiana AG Files Lawsuit Against Federal Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers
» Instagram Users Say Mentions of Project Veritas or James O’Keefe Are Being Blocked
» Instagram Censors Highly Regarded Cochrane Collaboration for Medical “Misinformation”
» LAUSD Attendance Dips 2% as Families Participate in Walkout Against Vaccine Mandates
» Lawsuit Seeks $750 Million From Travis Scott, Drake and Live Nation Over Astroworld Disaster
» Loudoun County Sexual Assault Victim’s Mother Plans Title IX Lawsuit Against School Board
» Microsoft Blocks EdgeDeflector, A Tool That Stops Windows Users Being Forced to Use Edge Browser
» Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Calls for Elimination of Critical Race Theory in Budget Proposal
» Missouri’s Attorney General Sues Springfield Public Schools Over Sunshine Law Violations Concerning Critical Race Theory Request; SPS Responds
» Missouri Couple Who Brandished Guns at Protesters Seen at Kenosha Courthouse
» No Verdict: Judge Retires Kyle Rittenhouse Jury After 8.5 Hours of Deliberation
» Oregon Governor Roasted for Wearing Insane ‘Holiday’ Mask
» Pentagon Says it Has Authority to Require Oklahoma National Guard to Follow Vaccine Mandate
» Seattle Pizza Shop Tells Unvaccinated People to ‘Please Eat Nowhere’
» Seattle PD Staffing Crisis Prevents Life-Saving Care, Young Boy Forced to Watch Father Die
» State Rep. Ryan Guillen Switches to GOP in Latest Blow to South Texas Democrats
» Student Stabbed in Calvert County School Cafeteria: Police
» Texas Hospital Revokes Doctor’s Privilege for Pushback Against Vaccine Mandates on Twitter
» Video: Psaki Refuses to Answer Question “Why Did Biden Suggest Kyle Rittenhouse is a White Supremacist?”
» Videos: Parents Accuse School Boards of ‘Promoting Suicide’ With Creepy Corporate Run ‘Social Emotional Learning’ Schemes
» Whistleblower: FBI is Tracking Parents for Alleged ‘Threats’ Against School Officials
 
Canada
» 70 Percent of Canadians Want the Unvaccinated Fired From Their Jobs: Poll
» Moderna Asks Health Canada to Approve Vaccine for Kids Aged 6-11
 
Europe and the EU
» After Attempting to Stab Three Officers in a Frenzied Attack in Cannes, A Knifeman Shouting ‘Religious Slogans’ Was Shot by Cops
» Austrian Police Patrol Shops, Highways Hunting for the Unvaccinated
» Czech Pirate Members Vote to Join Ruling Coalition Government
» ‘Do as I Say, Not as I Do’: Farage Slams Welsh Leader for Strict COVID Rules While Dancing Maskless at Diwali Party
» Exclusive: Richard Tice Says Britons Have Been ‘Brainwashed’ Into Accepting NHS Waiting Lists
» In Just 24 Months, Protestors From the Extinction Rebellion Cost the UK Taxpayer £70 Million
» Irish Government Accused of Covering Up Meeting With Big Tech on Internet Censorship Proposals
» Italian Government Raids Homes of Anti-Vaccine Passport Activists
» Poll Shows French Grossly Exaggerate Threat of COVID
» Report: Every Fifth Pole Works More Than 8 Hours Per Day
» RFK Jr. In Milan: Resist: Resist, Resist, Resist
» UK: A Conversation With Anne Marie Waters
» UK: Boris Johnson Refuses to Rule Out Christmas Lockdown Amid ‘Storm of Infection’ in Europe
» UK: NHS Setting Up Fat Camps for Children
» XR Activists Vandalize Colombian Diplomatic Missions (Videos)
 
Far East
» China’s Military Modernization
» China to Introduce New Law to Punish VPN Providers
» Chinese Tennis Star, 35, Vanishes After She Was Censored From the Internet for Accusing Country’s Former Vice Premier, 75, Of Sexual Abuse
 
Immigration
» Afghan ‘Refugee’ Arrested for Rape of Woman in French Train Station
» Belarus Border Crisis Boils Over: Polish Cops Unleash Water Cannons, Tear Gas and Flash Grenades on Migrants as Guards Are Pelted With Rocks
» Biden DHS Secretary Confronted Over False Story of Border Patrol Agents ‘Whipping’ Migrants
» France Clears Major Migrant Camp Amid Tensions With Britain Over Channel Crossings
» France Opposes EU Funding for Polish Border Wall Amid Migrant Crisis
» Hungary’s Stop Soros Law That Criminalises Helping Asylum Seekers ‘Infringes EU Law’
» Italy: Teen Brutally Beaten by Family for Refusing to Wear Islamic Veil
» Kaczynski: Belarus is Waging Hybrid Warfare But There’s ‘No Danger’ Of Military Conflict
» Macron Punishing UK With Migrant Crisis Because of Brexit, Ministers Believe: Report
» UK: Kuwaiti Channel Migrant Who Claimed He Was 17 is Actually a 20-Year-Old Man, Court Rules as He is Detained for 13 Months
» UK: Poppy Day Suicide Bomber Built ‘Mother of Satan’ Explosive Filled With Ballbearings…
» Ukraine Reinforces Belarus Border in Case it Becomes Next Target of Migrant Wave
» Up to 50 Migrants Launch Dinghy From Calais Beach Unhindered by French Police
 
Culture Wars
» Breaking: Professor Who Advocated for Destigmatization of ‘MAPs’ Placed on Leave by University
» Connecticut Elementary School Students Taught About Transgenderism, ‘Social Justice Standards’
» Student Suspended for Saying There Are Only Two Genders, Lawsuit Claims
 

Consumer Confidence Plunges to Lowest Level in a Decade as Inflation Soars Higher

U.S. consumer confidence plunged to a 10-year low in November, reflecting heightened concerns among Americans about hotter-than-expected inflation and the rising price of everyday goods.

The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index fell to 66.8 in November — down sharply from the October reading of 71.7 and well below economists’ forecast for a reading of 72.4.

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

6th Circuit Court ‘Wins’ Lottery to Hear Lawsuits Against Biden’s Vaccine Rule

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has won the lottery to hear legal challenges to the Biden administration’s vaccine rule that affects some 84 million workers.

The lottery was announced after multiple lawsuits against the administration were filed in several federal appeals courts. In a process resembling a Powerball drawing, a dozen ping pong balls, each representing one court, were placed into a wooden drum on Tuesday. The winning ball was drawn in Washington, D.C., by a selector from a judicial panel that oversees multidistrict litigation.

The Biden administration rule was formally issued on Nov. 5 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It requires employers with 100 or more workers to ensure their workers are vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing starting Jan. 4.

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

Activists Rally Outside of Capitol to Protest Critical Race Theory in Schools: ‘Government is Not a Co-Parent’

Activists descended onto Capitol Hill Tuesday as part of a protest against ideas like critical race theory (CRT) in education.

The event — titled Government Is NOT a Co-Parent — was hosted by the Independent Women’s Network and featured speeches from multiple members of Congress. Signs read “We’ve had enough” and “Government shouldn’t control our kids” — touching on tension among administrators, educators and parents across the country.

Tuesday’s event comes as CRT opponents are celebrating multiple GOP wins in Virginia, which are thought to serve as a sign for things to come in 2022.

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

Armed Robbers Shoot Security Guards Loading ATM in Chicago

Two guards from an armored car company were loading an ATM machine at a Bank of America location in Chicago’s South Side at around 10:30 AM on Monday when they were assaulted by armed robbers, who fired on them, killing one and seriously injuring the other.

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Black Employees Should Get Time Off After Rittenhouse Verdict, Says Oregon Dem Politician

Oregon politician Gregory McKelvey, who is Vice-Chair of the Oregon Democratic Black Caucus, proclaimed that employers should consider giving their “Black employees a day or two off after the Rittenhouse verdict.” His reasoning is that, no matter what the verdict, “it’s going to be hard for Black people to work and it isn’t fair to expect them to.”

[Comment: I’m tired of these left-wing idiots.]

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

Breaking: ‘Jump Kick Man’ Who Attacked Kyle Rittenhouse Identified as Violent Career Criminal

The mysterious “Jump Kick Man” talked about during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the man that was labeled as the one that stomped Rittenhouse’s head when he fell to the ground, has been identified as a Kenosha man with an extensive criminal history spanning decades.

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

Colorado Introduces Vaccine Passports for Some Large Events

Colorado has announced an affront to civil liberties by introducing vaccine passports in certain jurisdictions in an effort to curb the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

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Even the ACLU Defends Project Veritas Over Government Raid

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has condemned the government for raiding Project Veritas headquarters and the residences of its founder James O’Keefe and some employees. The ACLU coming to the defense of Project Veritas is quite surprising considering its questionable free speech stance in recent times.

Earlier this month, the FBI raided the homes of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe and two former employees. The agents were looking for evidence after the conservative journalism organization was accused of stealing Ashley Biden’s diary. The diary was reported stolen in October 2020.

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

Ferguson Police Chief Says There is No Record of Rep. Cori Bush’s Claim Protesters Were Routinely Shot at During 2014 Protests

Rep. Cori Bush weighed in on the Kyle Rittenhouse case today, just as she did last year when the shooting first happened — and appeared to insinuate that in the event of Rittenhouse’s acquittal, it would send a message emboldening white supremacists she claimed shot at her protest group in Ferguson.

In a tweet that garnered swift backlash, Bush wrote, “When we marched in Ferguson, white supremacists would hide behind a hill near where Michael Brown Jr. was murdered and shoot at us.”

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

Indiana AG Files Lawsuit Against Federal Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Todd Rokita has announced a third lawsuit centered on federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

The lawsuit, which was filed Monday, is against a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule requiring vaccination of all workers at health care facilities participating in Medicare or Medicaid.

“No pandemic gives President Biden the authority to ignore the Constitution and the rule of law,” said Rokita. “And my office will use every means at our disposal to protect Hoosiers’ liberties from this president’s gross executive overreach.”

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Instagram Users Say Mentions of Project Veritas or James O’Keefe Are Being Blocked

Instagram banned mentions of conservative journalism group Project Veritas and its founder James O’Keefe. The move follows an FBI raid on the journalist’s home.

Instagram users found they could no longer mention Project Veritas or O’Keefe. Attempting to mention them returns an error message claiming they cannot be mentioned because they have “repeatedly posted content that goes against our Community guidelines on false content about COVID-19 or vaccines.”

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Instagram Censors Highly Regarded Cochrane Collaboration for Medical “Misinformation”

Instagram has censored the Cochrane Collaboration, a non-profit organization focused on medical research, for spreading “misinformation” about COVID-19.

In an effort to stop the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus, social media platforms have been censoring content that contradicts the stance of public health bodies, including the CDC and WHO. However, by playing the role of arbiters of truth, online platforms have ended up censoring trustworthy sources.

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LAUSD Attendance Dips 2% as Families Participate in Walkout Against Vaccine Mandates

In a repeat of last month’s statewide-coordinated walkouts, parents throughout Southern California kept their children home from school on Monday, Nov. 15, to protest COVID-19 vaccination mandates.

Hundreds of people converged outside the state Capitol — a smaller gathering than a similar walkout last month — according to one media report, while other events were held in Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties.

The local rallies all appeared peaceful, with no reports of counter-demonstrations, though at some sites, shoes laid out to represent the number of people threatening to pull their kids from school — or to quit, if an employee — were reportedly swept up by a school district’s custodial staff and, in some cases, tossed into trash bins.

In Los Angeles County, walkouts were held in Woodland Hills, Whittier and San Pedro to coincide with the larger rally in Sacramento.

Just like during last month’s walkouts, the Los Angeles Unified School District reported an 88% student attendance rate on Monday — 2% lower than the previous Monday, according to a district spokesperson, who noted that the latest figure is preliminary.

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Lawsuit Seeks $750 Million From Travis Scott, Drake and Live Nation Over Astroworld Disaster

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 125 attendees of Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival and family members of those who died against the rapper, Drake, Live Nation, Apple Music and others, seeking $750 million and a jury trial.

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Loudoun County Sexual Assault Victim’s Mother Plans Title IX Lawsuit Against School Board

The mother of the girl who got sexually assaulted in a Loudoun County high school girls’ restroom on May 28 will file a Title IX lawsuit against the school board, she said in a statement. Her lawyer gave Fox News details about the lawsuit.

Jessica Smith, the mother of the girl who was assaulted at Stone Bridge High School in May, responded to a court proceeding on Monday. The Loudoun County Juvenile Court had previously found a male student “not innocent” of charges of forcible sodomy and forcible fellatio against Smith’s daughter in the May 28 incident at Stone Bridge. The same student pleaded “no contest” on Monday in a separate case to two charges of abduction and sexual battery involving an incident at Broad Run High School on October 6, Fox News reported from the juvenile court. The student accepted a plea agreement in the October 6 case.

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

Microsoft Blocks EdgeDeflector, A Tool That Stops Windows Users Being Forced to Use Edge Browser

Microsoft has blocked EdgeDeflector, a third-party app that allows users to use their preferred browser for Start menu search results. By default, the Start menu search results open in Edge even when a user has set another browser as their default.

Some users do not like the fact that Microsoft forces Edge and Bing in Start menu search. That is why apps like EdgeDeflector exist. Even Mozilla and Brave browsers recently announced a similar feature.

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Calls for Elimination of Critical Race Theory in Budget Proposal

Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves released his Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal on Monday, recommending that the teaching of critical race theory be eliminated from taxpayer-funded schools.

Under a section in the budget proposal titled “Improving Education,” Reeves headlined a section “Eliminate Critical Race Theory” and outlined how he believed the teaching to be a “vicious lie.”

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Missouri’s Attorney General Sues Springfield Public Schools Over Sunshine Law Violations Concerning Critical Race Theory Request; SPS Responds

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit against Springfield Public Schools for Sunshine Law violations after his office requested public records from the school district relating to critical race theory and antiracism teaching in Springfield Public Schools.

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Missouri Couple Who Brandished Guns at Protesters Seen at Kenosha Courthouse

KENOSHA, Wis. — As attorneys in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial made their final arguments inside the courtroom, outside, protesters argued their own sides.

Dozens gathered on the courthouse steps Monday to air their grievances

Among the Rittenhouse supporters were Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the Missouri couple who made headlines in the summer of 2020 when they brandished their guns at protesters outside their home.

“Do you think you and your wife being here might be furthering tensions between you and the other side,” WISN 12’s Caroline Reinwald asked.

“I hope not. I think we’re here as ordinary citizens to support a fellow citizen. We’re not carrying signs, we’re not screaming anything,” Mark McCloskey said. “We’re just standing apart and right now talking to reporters. We just wanted to be here to show some support and we don’t plan on inflaming anything. I’m not dressed as much of a gangster.”

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No Verdict: Judge Retires Kyle Rittenhouse Jury After 8.5 Hours of Deliberation

No verdict has been reached as of yet in the murder trial of 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, with Judge Bruce Schroeder retiring the jury on Tuesday night after 8.5 hours of deliberation.

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Oregon Governor Roasted for Wearing Insane ‘Holiday’ Mask

Photos of Oregon Governor Kate Brown that resurfaced this week depicting her wearing an “ugly holiday mask” have sparked backlash amongst users on Twitter.

The photo was originally tweeted on Dec. 9, 2020, by the Democrat governor, where herself and three others were depicted wearing “ugly holiday masks” that were being sold as part of a fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank.

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

Pentagon Says it Has Authority to Require Oklahoma National Guard to Follow Vaccine Mandate

Authored by Isabel van Brugen via The Epoch Times

The Pentagon on Monday said it has the authority to require members of the National Guard to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after the Oklahoma National Guard’s newly appointed commander refused to impose a vaccine mandate ordered by the Defense Department.

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Seattle Pizza Shop Tells Unvaccinated People to ‘Please Eat Nowhere’

A Chicago-style pizza restaurant in Seattle shunned the unvaccinated, posting on their website, “If you are voluntarily not vaccinated, please eat… nowhere.”

Windy City Pie, like most restaurants in King County, are required to have indoor diners provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours. Another restaurant in Seattle operated by the same owners called Breezy Town Pizza, requires not just for diners to provide proof of vaccination, but those picking up takeout as well. This is a more stringent requirement than the county imposed.

Following the predictable backlash to the discrimination, the founder of the establishment, Dave Lichterman, limited who can view his extremely partisan social media profiles.

Rather than ignore the backlash or revise their policy, Windy City doubled down on their previous statement and ire of the unvaccinated in a lengthy Facebook post.

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

Seattle PD Staffing Crisis Prevents Life-Saving Care, Young Boy Forced to Watch Father Die

A tragic incident in Seattle last week left a 13-year-old boy pleading with 911 to save the life of his 45-year-old father suffering from cardiac arrest, but first responders couldn’t save him because of the staffing crisis.

When 911 dispatched Seattle Fire to the apartment complex, firefighters would not enter the property without police escort because prior reports indicated that the occupant residing in the unit had a history of aggressive behavior. The note was outdated and reported in error.

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State Rep. Ryan Guillen Switches to GOP in Latest Blow to South Texas Democrats

FLORESVILLE — Longtime Democratic state Rep. Ryan Guillen of Rio Grande City is switching parties as Republicans press to make new inroads in South Texas and after redistricting made his district much more favorable to the GOP.

Guillen made the announcement Monday morning at a news conference here where he was joined by Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont.

“Friends, something is happening in South Texas, and many of us are waking up to the fact that the values of those in Washington, D.C., are not our values, not the values of most Texans,” Guillen said. “The ideology of defunding the police, of destroying the oil and gas industry and the chaos at our border is disastrous for those of us who live here in South Texas.”

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Student Stabbed in Calvert County School Cafeteria: Police

The incident happened after 11 a.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria area of Patuxent High School, in Lusby.

One student is hurt and another is in custody after a stabbing Tuesday morning in a high school in Calvert County, Maryland, the sheriff’s office said.

A school resource officer assigned to the school responded at around 11:18 a.m. to the cafeteria area of Patuxent High School in Lusby after a 15-year-old boy stabbed a 16-year-old boy in the arm and torso during a “physical altercation”, according to a preliminary investigation.

The victim suffered injuries that are not life-threatening and was taken to the University of Maryland Capital Regional Medical Center, police said.

The teenage suspect was quickly arrested, taken to the sheriff’s office, and is being held at a juvenile facility, authorities said. He was charged with first-degree assault and possession of a dangerous weapon on school property…

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Texas Hospital Revokes Doctor’s Privilege for Pushback Against Vaccine Mandates on Twitter

Houston Methodist Hospital has revoked the privileges of Dr. Mary Bowden for criticizing the vaccine mandates on Twitter. Bowden has been vocal against forced vaccine mandates, to the extent of declaring that she was shifting her practice to focus on the unvaccinated.

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

Video: Psaki Refuses to Answer Question “Why Did Biden Suggest Kyle Rittenhouse is a White Supremacist?”

On the eve of the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial beginning final deliberations, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to explain why Joe Biden suggested the defendant was a white supremacist last year without any evidence to back up the claim.

Fox News’ Peter Doocy again confronted Psaki asking “Why did President Biden suggest that Kyle Rittenhouse on trial in Kenosha is a white supremacist?”

Biden’s implication came in the following video ad campaign in the lead up to the 2020 election, which prompted the Rittenhouse family to file suit.

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

Videos: Parents Accuse School Boards of ‘Promoting Suicide’ With Creepy Corporate Run ‘Social Emotional Learning’ Schemes

Concerned parents have slammed school officials for “promoting suicide” among children by amplifying a so called ‘Social Emotional Learning’ agenda that is obsessed with encouraging kids that it is normal to have and to openly discuss mental health illnesses and to feel like they were born as the wrong gender.

The SEL scheme is often traced back to a 1995 book titled ‘Emotional Intelligence’ by academic Daniel Goleman, who argued that schools focus too much on intellectual achievement, and not enough on emotional development and empathy.

However, parents are now arguing that SEL has evolved into indoctrination, and that government run schools have no place getting involved with their children’s emotional and mental wellbeing.

In a recent school board hearing, a Southlake Texas mother, Tara Eddins, called for an end to the program in her children’s school, claiming that it ‘advertises suicide’.

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

Whistleblower: FBI is Tracking Parents for Alleged ‘Threats’ Against School Officials

According to a whistleblower email released by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, FBI counterterrorism officials are compiling and tracking investigations into so-called “threats” against school boards and other school officials.

The email disclosed by the whistleblower was written by the assistant directors of the FBI’s counterterrorism and criminal divisions.

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70 Percent of Canadians Want the Unvaccinated Fired From Their Jobs: Poll

A new poll has revealed that a vast majority of Canadians believe that people should be fired from their jobs if they are not vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Moderna Asks Health Canada to Approve Vaccine for Kids Aged 6-11

The pharmaceutical company that produces the Moderna vaccine has asked Health Canada to review a request for the vaccine to be used in children from 6 to 11, according to CTV News.

Health Canada has said that this review is being prioritized, alongside a similar request made by Pfizer for their vaccine to be used in children aged between 5 and 11.

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

After Attempting to Stab Three Officers in a Frenzied Attack in Cannes, A Knifeman Shouting ‘Religious Slogans’ Was Shot by Cops

In a suspected terror attack in the French city of Cannes, a knifeman has wounded three police officers.

At 6.30 a.m., a man claiming to be acting “in the name of the prophet” jumped out of a car and began stabbing officers outside the main Police Commissariat.

Bulletproof vests saved the officers, one of whom was reportedly in a car.

According to BFM TV, the attacker stabbed the police officer behind the wheel after opening the door of a police car stationed in front of the police station.

The knifeman, a 37-year-old Algerian national, then attempted to attack a second police officer in the vehicle.

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Austrian Police Patrol Shops, Highways Hunting for the Unvaccinated

After the government put unvaccinated people under their own lockdown, video out of Austria shows police patrolling shops and highways checking people’s vaccination status.

In a move that was confirmed over the weekend, authorities have now imposed a lockdown that only affects the unjabbed, meaning they can only leave their homes for “essential reasons” such as food shopping.

These measures, which are the first of their kind in the world, impact the roughly 35 per cent of Austrians who haven’t had both doses of the vaccine.

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Czech Pirate Members Vote to Join Ruling Coalition Government

The Czech Pirate Party does not want to be in opposition. In an online referendum, the Pirates’ members have decided to join the government, with 82 percent of members of the Pirate Party voting in favor. It means that for the first time, the Czech Republic will have a five-party government.

The Pirates confirmed their intention to be one of the five parties in the coalition government. Participation in the party referendum was record-breaking, with a total of 1,082 out of 1,193 members expressing their opinion. Of this number, 888 party members voted in favor of the SPOLU (Together) and PirSTAN coalition agreement, thus approving its willingness to be in the new government.

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‘Do as I Say, Not as I Do’: Farage Slams Welsh Leader for Strict COVID Rules While Dancing Maskless at Diwali Party

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has slammed the leader of Wales’s devolved government for being caught on film dancing in close proximity to others while not wearing a mask, despite having imposed some of the strictest rules on citizens in the UK during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

First Minister Mark Drakeford of Welsh Labour was caught on film dancing maskless at a crowded celebration of the Indian festival Diwali last week at Cardiff University. The footage shared on social media, and reposted by the Nation.Cymru news website, went viral on Monday, prompting accusations of hypocrisy.

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Exclusive: Richard Tice Says Britons Have Been ‘Brainwashed’ Into Accepting NHS Waiting Lists

Reform UK leader Richard Tice said that Britain has been “brainwashed” into accepting long waiting times to receive medical attention under the country’s socialised healthcare system.

Laying out a conservative alternative to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Tory government, Richard Tice said that if elected to Parliament, he would push for common-sense reform to the National Healthcare System (NHS) to eliminate the waiting lists that have persistently plagued the system.

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In Just 24 Months, Protestors From the Extinction Rebellion Cost the UK Taxpayer £70 Million

Extinction Rebellion’s street protests have cost the taxpayer at least £70 million over the last two years.

During this time, eco-warriors have staged four major campaigns in London, causing major disruption by blocking roads and gluing themselves to buildings and tarmac.

Activists blocked Oxford Circus and erected a massive table in Covent Garden for two weeks in August and September of this year.

Over 130 people glued or locked themselves to roads and structures.

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Irish Government Accused of Covering Up Meeting With Big Tech on Internet Censorship Proposals

Ireland’s Minister of State Robert Troy said that the government did not attempt to hide a meeting with tech giants about the country’s position on the newly proposed EU laws that would affect online platforms.

In early September, Troy met with representatives from Google, Facebook, Amazon and other companies to discuss Ireland’s position on the European Commission’s newly proposed Digital Services Act, which would require tech companies to create a “safe internet,” and Digital Markets Act, which focuses on Big Tech’s anti-competitive practices.

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Italian Government Raids Homes of Anti-Vaccine Passport Activists

The Turin prosecutor’s office directed police raids in several Italian cities of people thought to be involved with protests against the Green Pass, Italy’s domestic coronavirus vaccine passport.

The raids were conducted on Monday morning, with police claiming that many of those raided were known to them for having extremist links and criminal backgrounds, with prior convictions for theft and narcotics crimes.

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Poll Shows French Grossly Exaggerate Threat of COVID

A poll which correlates with results from other countries shows that the average French person grossly exaggerates the threat posed by COVID, believing the infection to fatality ratio is over 16 per cent, when it is actually 0.1-0.3 per cent.

The survey results appeared in a study published by Frontiers in Psychology and were also cited in an article by Mike Hearn, a former Google software engineer.

According to Hearn, the shocking results of the poll illustrate how “governments and media have catastrophically failed to educate the population about Covid correctly.”

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Report: Every Fifth Pole Works More Than 8 Hours Per Day

In a new survey, Polish workers answered questions relating to how much they worked during the week on average, with 54 percent of respondents stating that they worked five days a week, 6 percent said they worked six days and 5 percent declaring that the number of days was not static and depended on the month and timetable.

Another 4 percent claimed that they worked seven days a week.

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RFK Jr. In Milan: Resist: Resist, Resist, Resist

Here is a picture (above) of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as he is about to give a historic address in Milan, Italy, one of many Italian cities where anti-”green pass” demonstrators have thronged the streets and central plazas, protesting to reclaim their freedom, week after week, all through this fall.

News media have failed to cover any of the above, which is actually solid evidence of the importance of these events. But why do I call Kennedy’s speech historic?

For its scope, wisdom and passion, this address, which I’ve transcribed below, is certainly memorable. Kennedy, unique among national American figures, sizes up the pandemic response for what it is: a coordinated assault on liberal democracy all over the world, which has nothing to do with public health, but which, in the USA, gutted our Bill of Rights and thus robbed us of our constitutionally protected liberties. He easily dispatches with the C19 clot shot by using Pfizer’s own research data, which tell us that for every one life Pfizer claims to have saved with its “vaccine,” four lives were lost to heart attacks. (This data, Kennedy says, is to be found in a table of Pfizer research filed with the FDA.)

But it is Kennedy’s courage in giving this speech that is epic.

Most Americans with unanswered questions about the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy (1963) and Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy (1968) will be transfixed, rocked and not a little chilled to hear Robert F. Kennedy Jr., nephew and son of the assassinated Kennedys, calling out the CIA for “writing the script” on the pandemic response, which, unlike the barely lethal disease known as covid, is the real driver of “the global coup d’etat against liberal democracies across the planet.”

The fact is, so many of the unanswered questions around these shattering assassinations of national leaders — events Robert Kennedy Jr. lived through as profound family tragedies — point to the culpability of the the CIA. If RFK Jr.’s speech calling out the CIA for its role in the global assault on democracy isn’t a showdown on the world stage and as such historic, then nothing is…

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UK: A Conversation With Anne Marie Waters

Anne Marie Dorothy Waters is a politician and activist in the United Kingdom. She founded and leads the For Britain Party.

Grégoire Canlorbe: Please tell us about the political party you founded and are currently leading, For Britain. What are its ambitions—and its strategy?

Anne Marie Waters: Our ambitions are large (always think big!). We want to build a mass movement of the millions who have been sidelined and excluded from public life in the UK. This is a movement for those who are not far right or racist but want to end this mass immigration that threatens our culture and identity: those who know and understand that Black Lives Matter are a neo-Marxist group intent on violently dismantling our society; those who can see that Islam is not peaceful and has brought horrors (including the gang rape of young girls and terror attacks) to our shores, and those who know that our government lies to us time and again. We live in a UK where free speech is a thing of the past, our media is merely a mouthpiece of government diktats, and where people are demonized and smeared, and now even murdered, for holding informed opinions. We are in a Britain that resembles the communist Soviet Union: fear, censorship, excessive government control.

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UK: Boris Johnson Refuses to Rule Out Christmas Lockdown Amid ‘Storm of Infection’ in Europe

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to rule out a winter lockdown leaving Briton’s facing the prospect of a lonely Christmas yet again.

In a press conference from Downing Street on Monday, Mr Johnson warned that there are “storm clouds” of rising coronavirus infections in Europe.

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UK: NHS Setting Up Fat Camps for Children

The NHS is setting up weight loss clinics for severely obese children and young people across England, warning that childhood obesity rates soared to their highest recorded levels during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Figures released on Tuesday by the National Childhood Measurement Programme (NCMP) showed nearly one in seven children entering their first year of schooling were obese. Meanwhile, more than a quarter of children are now obese by the time they finish primary school.

To counter those trends, the NHS is setting up fat camps across the country.

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XR Activists Vandalize Colombian Diplomatic Missions (Videos)

Extinction Rebellion has targeted Colombian diplomatic missions across several EU countries, including France and Italy, demanding that the nation address deforestation, coal mining, and indigenous peoples’ rights.

The hard-line climate activist group staged simultaneous protests outside several of Colombia’s diplomatic missions on Tuesday, calling on Bogota to protect biodiversity and stop deforestation. It also urged the country’s government to take action against the El Descanso open-pit coal mine, which is said to be threatening the Yukpa indigenous people.

The French branch of the activist group targeted the Colombian Embassy in Paris, vandalizing its entrance. Footage from the scene shows activists dousing the mission’s entrance in black paint, while plastering placards over its walls.

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China’s Military Modernization

“Since 2010, I have been pounding the drum about how serious a threat the People’s Republic of China’s military modernization program is to the ability of the United States to project power into the Indo Pacific, and more broadly our ability to protect our interests and values around the world… While America is still the dominant military power on the planet, we are being more effectively challenged militarily today than at any… any other time in our history.” These were the words of US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Convention on September 20.

China has been modernizing its military for several decades to become a “world class military” — equal to, or in some cases superior to, the U.S. military — by mid-century.

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

China to Introduce New Law to Punish VPN Providers

China’s internet watchdog has proposed a new law that would crackdown on entities that help internet users bypass the “Great Firewall” to access banned websites. The law could further give the government control over internet usage.

On November 14, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced the proposed regulation that would further crack down on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and other services people in China use to access the long list of websites blocked in the country.

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Chinese Tennis Star, 35, Vanishes After She Was Censored From the Internet for Accusing Country’s Former Vice Premier, 75, Of Sexual Abuse

A Chinese tennis player has vanished a week after accusing the country’s former vice premier of sexual abuse.

Peng Shuai, 35, accused 75-year-old Zhang Gaoli of forcing her to have sex with him in a lengthy post uploaded to Weibo, the Chinese Facebook equivalent.

The post was soon deleted and all of her recent content on the site has been scrubbed. The word tennis (‘wangqiu’) was even censored on the social network.

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Afghan ‘Refugee’ Arrested for Rape of Woman in French Train Station

An ‘asylum seeker’ from Afghanistan has been arrested for the brutal rape of woman at a train station in France, according to reports.

The horrifying incident unfolded on November 7 at around 6 p.m. in the city of Vichy.

A 45-year-old woman had just purchased tickets when she was approached by a man wearing traditional Afghan clothing.

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

Belarus Border Crisis Boils Over: Polish Cops Unleash Water Cannons, Tear Gas and Flash Grenades on Migrants as Guards Are Pelted With Rocks

Polish border guards have fought off an attack by hundreds of migrants at the frontier with Belarus with water cannon and flash grenades this morning, in the latest escalation of tensions on the EU’s eastern front.

The Warsaw authorities issued orders to douse a group who were throwing stones, smoke bombs and pieces of metal fence at their soldiers despite the near-freezing conditions, MailOnline can reveal.

One police officer was rushed to hospital with a suspected fractured skull after being hit in the face.

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Biden DHS Secretary Confronted Over False Story of Border Patrol Agents ‘Whipping’ Migrants

During Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee oversight of the Department of Homeland Security, Senator Mike Lee confronted Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas about why he didn’t defend the Border Patrol agents accused of whipping Haitian migrants crossing the border illegally in September.

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France Clears Major Migrant Camp Amid Tensions With Britain Over Channel Crossings

French police cleared a major migrant camp on Tuesday that was home to around a thousand people hoping to reach Britain, amid tensions between London and Paris over Channel crossings.

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France Opposes EU Funding for Polish Border Wall Amid Migrant Crisis

The French government has come out in opposition to EU funding for the construction of a wall on the border between Poland and Belarus as thousands of Middle Eastern migrants are attempting to breach the European frontier.

On Monday, Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski announced on social media that the construction of a wall along the border with Belarus would go ahead this year. Kaminski said the work will be carried out in shifts around the clock, with the construction being divided into four sections.

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Hungary’s Stop Soros Law That Criminalises Helping Asylum Seekers ‘Infringes EU Law’

Hungary’s controversial move to criminalise support of asylum seekers infringes EU law, the bloc’s top court has ruled.

The so-called “Stop Soros” legislation, which was passed in June 2018 by the Hungarian parliament, outlawed helping illegal immigrants claim asylum and apply for residence inside the country, with punishments of up to one year in prison for anyone charged with the offence.

The text also made it more difficult to access international protection by restricting the right to asylum only to cases where people arrive from a country where their life or freedom are considered at risk.

The legislation, supported by Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his ruling party Fidesz, was immediately condemned by Brussels.

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Italy: Teen Brutally Beaten by Family for Refusing to Wear Islamic Veil

A 14-year-old Bangladeshi girl living in Ostia near Rome, Italy, was hospitalised after her 17-year-old brother allegedly brutally beat her for not wearing an Islamic veil.

The girl, who is originally from Bangladesh, was hospitalised on Saturday after her older brother allegedly threw her against a wall and then slammed her head on a piece of furniture.

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

Kaczynski: Belarus is Waging Hybrid Warfare But There’s ‘No Danger’ Of Military Conflict

Jaroslaw Kaczynski said in Polish Radio on Tuesday morning that “Poland was dealing with an unpredictable opponent” on the border with Belarus.

“I’m speaking about Alexander Lukashenko, but I doubt that he will be bold enough to try something more than what has currently happened,” he said, assuring Poles that there would not be an actual armed conflict.

“We are dealing with hybrid warfare being conducted by Lukashenko but a war involving the use of conventional weapons is rather not on the horizon,” Kaczynski stated.

He also pointed out that Poland is currently much stronger than a few years ago and declared, that Poland “will get through this and will persevere.”

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

Macron Punishing UK With Migrant Crisis Because of Brexit, Ministers Believe: Report

Ministers in the British government reportedly believe that French President Emmanuel Macron is punishing the UK by allowing tens of thousands of illegals to cross the English Channel because of Brexit and for political gain ahead of the 2022 presidential elections.

The UK saw its first day ever of more than 1,000 illegal boat migrants land on British shores on Thursday, with a record-breaking 1,185 arrivals. So far, more than 23,500 illegal aliens have successfully reached the UK since the start of this year, with the former head of Border Force Tony Smith warning the UK could see 100,000 migrants arrive annually unless a deal is struck with France.

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

UK: Kuwaiti Channel Migrant Who Claimed He Was 17 is Actually a 20-Year-Old Man, Court Rules as He is Detained for 13 Months

A Kuwaiti who claimed he was a teenager after leading 11 migrants across the Channel in an inflatable dinghy before being caught had ‘lost track of his age’.

Issa Al Tamini, 20, told a court he was just 17 when he admitted illegally facilitating entrance to the UK by steering the vessel to Dungeness, Kent, in March.

But a judge ruled that he was in fact 20 years of age following a lengthy cross-examination and blood tests.

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

UK: Poppy Day Suicide Bomber Built ‘Mother of Satan’ Explosive Filled With Ballbearings…

Jordanian national who told friends he was from Syria and Iraq ‘plotted massacre as revenge for having his asylum requests to stay in UK repeatedly rejected’

The Liverpool suicide attacker built a ‘Mother of Satan’ ball bearing bomb used by ISIS extremists to ‘cause maximum carnage’ and may have been driven to take revenge after his asylum bids kept being turned down, it was claimed today.

Enzo Almeni, 32, a Muslim who converted to Christianity four years ago, was killed after the homemade device exploded as his taxi pulled up at Liverpool Women’s Hospital just before before the 11am minute’s silence on Remembrance Sunday.

His bomb was made using homemade TATP explosives. TATP is unstable and known as a ‘Mother of Satan’ because it is liable to blow up accidentally. It was used by Islamist terrorist in the Paris suicide attacks of 2015, the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017 and the failed Parsons Green Underground station.

[Comment: I wonder if the bomber’s “conversion” to Christianity was just a ruse.]

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

Ukraine Reinforces Belarus Border in Case it Becomes Next Target of Migrant Wave

Ukraine has moved to reinforce its border with Alexander Lukashenko’s Belarus, in case it becomes the next victim of the “artificially created migrant crisis” afflicting Poland and Lithuania.

“Last Sunday, the leaders of Ukraine’s security and defence agencies met in the city of Lutsk, not far from the border with Belarus, and invited ambassadors of Poland and Lithuania to join, because we need a collective response to the situation in Belarus,” said Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, in comments in Brussels reported by Ukrinform on Monday.

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

Up to 50 Migrants Launch Dinghy From Calais Beach Unhindered by French Police

The only clue something was happening was the barely visible silhouette of a man on the cliffs above the beach, quietly smoking and waiting. It was around 7am when we first saw some figures moving briskly across the sand. There were perhaps four or five of them, hurrying towards the gently lapping sea.

We couldn’t make out what they were doing, just the odd flash of a torch. Then 20 minutes later they came back and headed off into the dunes. My cameraman and I waited and watched as the dull grey light slowly brought clarity to the indistinct undulations of sand near the beach.

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Breaking: Professor Who Advocated for Destigmatization of ‘MAPs’ Placed on Leave by University

An Old Dominion University professor who days ago caught the public’s attention for his “MAP” advocacy, or sexual attraction to children, has been placed on administrative leave tonight.

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Connecticut Elementary School Students Taught About Transgenderism, ‘Social Justice Standards’

Elementary school students in West Hartford, Connecticut, public schools are reportedly forced to learn about transgenderism, gender identity, and “social justice standards” via “social emotional learning through an equity lens,” with parents unable to opt-out of the controversial curriculum.

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Student Suspended for Saying There Are Only Two Genders, Lawsuit Claims

A New Hampshire teenager is suing his school district after he was allegedly suspended from athletics for saying there are “only two genders.”

The Exeter High School freshman said in the suit that he was hit with a one-game football suspension in September stemming from a text conversation he had with another student off school grounds.

The lawsuit was filed Nov. 4 through an attorney with the Christian organization Cornerstone Action with the claim that he stated a Catholic-based belief that there are only male and female genders, the Portsmouth Herald reported.

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/16/2021

  1. “In a press conference from Downing Street on Monday, Mr Johnson warned that there are “storm clouds” of rising coronavirus infections in Europe.”

    I have a problem with this. It is almost as if Johnson knows that somewhere out there, someone is concocting another, far more serious virus that will be unleashed upon the people in the foreseeable future that will kill a lot more of us. I understand that a well known oligarch made a statement last year to the effect that we should expect a more serious epidemic that will follow this one.. Why? How the hell does he know……..unless?

    I have held the fantasy that, every time Covid starts to die down and cases start to drop in an area or indeed a country, a team of suitably protected apparatchiks hits the street overnight, releasing more of the virus into the atmosphere thereby ensuring that the number of new cases rises exponentially the following day prompting the Government of whatever country they are in to ratchet up the level of lockdowns and restrictions on their people using the new outbreak that they, themselves, have caused, as justification for such actions.

    OK. Once you have stopped laughing, PROVE ME WRONG.

    • It will never end.
      Occasionally they will open the society a little bit but a few weeks later they pull the curtains tighter – two steps back, three steps forward.

      • It will end o my when the low immunity people will die even if they are vaccinated
        The vaccine is a gene therapy not a real vaccine
        After the temporary stimulation is gone which may be less and less the patient will get sick and pass through it or die
        Till all the population goes through this will take another years
        They do t get it
        You have to confront the virus itself and get immune
        No other way really exists at this time

    • I believe that your fantasy may be closer to the truth than you realise, except that a team of apparatchiks go out and spread some virus: From what I have seen, they don’t have to go anywhere, they simply declare the “cases” and that’s that.

      • I would like to have a nice meeting with Mr Fauci and his german counterpart.

        Preferable in a medievil castle with certain equipment, you know the Iron Maiden etc, with Mr Fauci as the demonstration object. And then I would ask a few questions.

        Just for educational purposes, of course.

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