Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/17/2021

Five provincial governors in Italy are calling for a mandatory lockdown of the unvaccinated like the one that has just been imposed in Austria. Meanwhile, Olaf Scholz, the socialist German politician who is the likely successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, said that mandatory vaccinations for all citizens should be considered, given the current surge in the number of cases of the Wuhan Coronavirus.

In other news, Germany is experiencing its highest rate of inflation in 28 years, with fuel prices leading the way at an annualized rate of 18.6%.

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Financial Crisis
» Britain’s Inflation Rate Hits Decade High of 4.2%
» Euro Zone Oct Inflation Confirmed at 4.1% y/y on Energy Spike
» Germany: Inflation Reaches 28-Year High Amid Surge in Energy Prices
» Justinflation: Prices Rise Again Under Trudeau, Highest Recorded Since 2003
 
USA
» 18-Year-Old Charged With Fatal Shooting of Chinese University Student in Chicago
» 2 Arrested During Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Protests
» Bannon Pleads Not Guilty to Contempt Charges in Legal Battle Against Pelosi’s Jan 6 Committee
» Breaking: Protester Assaults Kyle Rittenhouse Supporter at Kenosha Courthouse
» Britney Spears Says #FreeBritney Movement Saved Her Life
» Disabled Woman Attacked by Crazed Naked Homeless Person in Seattle
» FTC Announces Crackdown on News Media Outlets Who Make it Hard to Cancel Subscriptions
» Google Partners With PBS to Launch a Media Literacy Program to “Combat Misinformation”
» Lawsuit: Baldwin Had No Reason to Fire in ‘Rust’ Shooting
» ‘Life or Death Situation, ‘ Travis McMichael Testifies He Shot Ahmaud Arbery After ‘He Had My Gun, He Struck Me’
» Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS
» New Hampshire Organization Offers Reward for Filing Complaints Against Teachers
» Nick Sandmann to Kyle Rittenhouse: ‘I Am Here for You’
» NYC School Bans Pro-Israel and Back the Blue Shirts But Allows BLM Shirts
» OSHA Halts Enforcement of Biden Administration COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
» Police: 1 in Custody: 1 Injured After Hostage Situation at Watson Institute
» Protests in Lubbock After Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Announced for Healthcare Workers
» ‘QAnon Shaman’ Sentenced to More Than 3 Years in Prison for Role in Jan. 6 Attack
» Rittenhouse Prosecutor: We Did Not Alter the Video Evidence
» Senate Candidate Josh Mandel Criticizes Facebook After Rittenhouse Meme Censorship
» Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Reverse Cryptocurrency Regulations in Infrastructure Act
» US Overdose Deaths Topped 100,000 in One Year, Officials Say
» Video: Cruz Grills DHS Head Over Illegal Children in “Biden Cages”
» Video: Joe Rogan Compares Media Spin on Rittenhouse Trial to “Cult S***”
» Watch: Judge Blasts Media for ‘Misinformation’ In Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
» Watch: One Rittenhouse Juror Holds Out — for 8:00 A.M. Start Time
» Watch: Judge Clears Courtroom to Allow Rittenhouse Jury to Review Grosskreutz Video Evidence
» Youngkin Will Allow Virginia Counties, Cities, K-12 Public Schools to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines and Masks
» Young Dolph, Memphis Rapper Dead at 36 After Shooting Outside Bakery
 
Europe and the EU
» Austrian Police Check Shoppers for Vaccine Passports
» Belarus Announces ‘Temporary’ Closure of Oil Pipeline to EU
» Court Convicts Swedish Politician for Citing Figures About South Sudanese IQ
» EU Wants to Regulate Political Advertising
» France’s Far-Right Figure Eric Zemmour Defiant as Hate Speech Trial Opens
» France: For One Woman, Yellow Vests Protests Left a Legacy of Pain
» France Struggles to Contain Revival of the Yellow Vests Protests Three Years On
» Germany Preparing to Impose Austria-Style Lockdown on the Unvaccinated
» Gibraltar Cancels Christmas Despite Entire Population Being Vaccinated
» Insulate Britain Activists Jailed for Role in Protests
» Ireland: €110,000 of Public Money Was Secretly Used to “Combat Health Misinformation”
» Italian Governors Call for Unvaccinated to be Put Under Lockdown
» Likely Merkel Successor Sholz Says Mandatory Vaccinations Should be on the Table
» Sweden’s Elevated COVID-19 Death Toll Connected to Its Large Migrant Population, State Epidemiologist Says
» The Future of France? Civil War and Then Islamist Dictatorship, Says Famed Algerian Writer
» UK: School Forces Unmasked Kids to Wear Yellow Badges
 
Russia
» Privacy Researchers Are Raising the Alarm Over Moscow’s “Face Pay”
 
South Asia
» Human Rights Activist: 1,000 Pakistani Christian and Hindu Girls Are Forced to Become Muslim Every Year
» Media Declares ‘Climate Lockdowns’ a “Conspiracy Theory” as India Prepares to Impose Climate Lockdown
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia’s Newcastle Coal Port Blocked by Environmental Protesters
 
Immigration
» Belarus Brings Some Migrants in From Cold at Polish Border
» Britain Returns Only Five Out of 24,000 Small-Boat Refugees to Europe This Year
» Church of England Says There is No Evidence of Asylum Seekers Faking Conversions to Christianity to Abuse the Immigration System and Avoid Being Sent Back to Muslim Countries as MPs Demand Probe
» Farage Slams UK Govt’s Generous Handouts as Pull for Mass Migration
» French Sports Store Suspends Boat Sales to Thwart English Channel Migrants
» Hungary: Top EU Court Shows Support for Illegal Immigration by Ruling Against ‘Stop Soros’ Law
» Plane’s Emergency Landing in Spain Sparks Fears of a New Migration ‘Health Trick’
» Polish Guards Thwart Two ‘Mass Attempts’ By Rock-Throwing Migrants to Cross the Border as Defence Minister Warns Crisis ‘Could Last for Years’ While Belarus Marches People Off to Temporary Shelters
» Polish MEP: Poland Was Right Once Again This Time Concerning Migrants
» Spain: Migration Crisis Spirals Out of Control
» Swedish Foreign Minister Says Migrants Should Apply for Asylum in Belarus
» Video: New Assault on Polish Border Repelled
» Watch: Migrant Children Made to Cry, Paraded for Waiting Cameras on Poland Border — Claim
» You’re 24 Hours Too Late! French Police and Coastguards Finally Patrol the Beach Where Mailonline Saw Two 50ft-Long Rubber Dinghies Being Loaded Up With 40 Migrants Each and Pushed Britain by People Traffickers a Day Earlier
» Zemmour: By Defending Its Border, Poland is Teaching a Lesson to All of Europe
 
Culture Wars
» Documents Reveal Kindergarteners Being Forced to Learn About Transgenderism
» JK Rowling Excluded From Harry Potter 20th Reunion Special
» Kraft Peanut Butter Releasing Children’s Book on ‘Importance of Using Pronouns’
 
General
» Brave Introduces Crypto Wallet
 

Britain’s Inflation Rate Hits Decade High of 4.2%

Britain’s inflation rate jumped to 4.2 per cent in annual terms in October — more than double the Bank of England’s target and the highest level seen in a decade.

Inflation has risen sharply since the economy fully reopened, driven by surging consumer demand and supply chain glitches, the Office for National Statistics said, with the October rise a steep increase from the 3.1 per cent of the previous month.

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

Euro Zone Oct Inflation Confirmed at 4.1% y/y on Energy Spike

BRUSSELS (Reuters) — Euro zone inflation surged to more than twice the European Central Bank’s target in October, the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat confirmed on Wednesday, with more than half of the jump due to a spike in energy prices.

Eurostat said inflation in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose 0.8% month-on-month in October, for a 4.1% year-on-year surge, in line with an earlier Eurostat estimate.

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

Germany: Inflation Reaches 28-Year High Amid Surge in Energy Prices

The annual inflation rate accelerated for the fourth month in a row, hitting 4.5% in October. The record level of price hikes comes as energy prices soar across Europe.

Last month, consumer prices in Germany rose at their fastest pace since 1993, according to official data released on Thursday.

What’s behind the rise in consumer prices?

The annual inflation rate continued to soar for the fourth month in a row, rising to 4.5% in October, with energy prices shooting up 18.6%, estimates from the German federal statistics agency Destatis showed. It is the energy price hike that has been cited by experts as the main reason behind the overall increase in consumer prices.

In September, prices had risen in Germany by 4.1% year on year.

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

Justinflation: Prices Rise Again Under Trudeau, Highest Recorded Since 2003

Inflation is rising again in Justin Trudeau’s Canada. In October, the inflation rate shot up to 4.7 percent amid a worsening cost of living crisis.

In September the inflation was recorded at 4.4 percent. Currently, Canada’s inflation is the worst recorded since 2003, according to Reuters.

Statistics Canada has said that although prices are increasing everywhere, transportation is becoming particularly expensive. The price of gasoline is said to be a major factor behind this.

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

18-Year-Old Charged With Fatal Shooting of Chinese University Student in Chicago

Police on Friday announced that they have charged an 18-year-old with murder in the fatal shooting of a Chinese student near the campus of University of Chicago last week.

Deputy Chief of Detectives Rahman Muhammad said that Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng, 24, was standing on a Hyde Park neighborhood sidewalk on November 9, when Alton Spann of Chicago approached the Zheng and robbed him at gunpoint before shooting him in the torso and fleeing, according to ABC News.

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

2 Arrested During Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Protests

Two people were arrested Wednesday outside the Kenosha County Courthouse, where protesters have gathered while awaiting a verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial, authorities said.

A 20-year-old man was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, while a 34-year-old female was arrested for disorderly conduct, according to the Kenosha Police Department.

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

Bannon Pleads Not Guilty to Contempt Charges in Legal Battle Against Pelosi’s Jan 6 Committee

Steve Bannon, the former aide to President Trump, has decided to pre-emptively enter a not guilty plea to his two contempt of congress charges.

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

Breaking: Protester Assaults Kyle Rittenhouse Supporter at Kenosha Courthouse

As the nation awaits the verdict of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, protestors outside have clashed, resulting in arrests.

Video of the incident outside the court in Kenosha, captured by Twitter user Scootercaster, show protestors getting into a verbal argument that devolves into violence.

One protestor, who appears to be wearing a “f*ck Kyle” t-shirt, and was holding a sign that contained a woman’s name, describing her as a “Convicted Felon, possession meth ammo handgun.” The protester can be heard telling another woman, “look at this c*m dumpster right here.”

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

Britney Spears Says #FreeBritney Movement Saved Her Life

WASHINGTON (TND) — Britney Spears said Wednesday the #FreeBritney movement saved her life, as her conservatorship finally ended four days ago.

“I’ve been in the conservatorship for 13 years. That’s a really long time to be in a situation you don’t want to be in,” Spears told her fans. “I’m just grateful honestly for each day.”

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

Disabled Woman Attacked by Crazed Naked Homeless Person in Seattle

A disabled woman bound to a wheelchair was attacked in Seattle last week by a crazed, half-naked homeless woman during a downtown shopping trip with her husband. The woman then bit police officers when they tried to arrest her.

Suspect Jinsi Layle Jundt was arrested on multiple assault charges and booked into King County Jail after attacking defenseless disabled victim, Stacie Huffman Lee, on November 12.

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

FTC Announces Crackdown on News Media Outlets Who Make it Hard to Cancel Subscriptions

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants to stop businesses and news outlets from making it difficult for people to cancel subscriptions. Many mainstream news outlets lock in customers by ensuring that signing up is easily done online, but canceling a large number of subscriptions requires the old-fashioned method of making a phone call.

The Nieman Lab conducted a survey to investigate why people canceled subscriptions to news. During the survey, most people described the call-to-cancel practice as “shady,” an “annoyance,” “oppressive,” and “ridiculous.”

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

Google Partners With PBS to Launch a Media Literacy Program to “Combat Misinformation”

Google is doubling down on its role as the self-appointed arbiter of truth, and is including “educational” activities to its portfolio that prominently includes heavy-handed censorship on the company’s massive platforms.

However, many mainstream media sources consider Google as a hotbed of misinformation that it hasn’t been tackling to their satisfaction, and see this latest initiative as an attempt to “improve” its reputation on this front.

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

Lawsuit: Baldwin Had No Reason to Fire in ‘Rust’ Shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges that Alec Baldwin recklessly fired a gun when it wasn’t called for in the script when he shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on the New Mexico set of the film “Rust.”

“There was nothing in the script about the gun being discharged by DEFENDANT BALDWIN or by any other person,” the lawsuit from script supervisor Mamie Mitchell says.

The lawsuit is the second to stem from the shooting, with many more expected.

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

‘Life or Death Situation, ‘ Travis McMichael Testifies He Shot Ahmaud Arbery After ‘He Had My Gun, He Struck Me’

The man who shot Ahmaud Arbery testified on Wednesday, telling his side of the story in court.

On Wednesday, Travis McMichael took the stand in a Georgia courtroom where he, alongside his father Gregory McMichael and neighbor William Bryan, are on trial for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

“I shot him,” McMichael declared. He then detailed the events that led to him firing the shot that killed Arbery. “He had my gun, he struck me,” McMichael said. “It was obvious that he was … attacking me, that if he [would] have [gotten] the shotgun from me, then it was a … life or death situation.”

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

Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

A New York man was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, aka ISIS. The defendant was also sentenced to 100 months, or more than eight years’, imprisonment for assaulting a federal correctional officer and possessing contraband at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn, New York, to run consecutive to the terrorism sentence.

Ali Saleh, 28, of Queens, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to ISIS in July 2018. According to court documents, starting in 2013, Saleh swore an oath of allegiance to ISIS and embraced ISIS’s directive to either travel to the Middle East or take action at home in support of ISIS. On Aug. 25, 2014, Saleh stated online, “I’m ready to die for the Caliphate, prison is nothing.” On Aug. 28, 2014, Saleh stated online, “Lets be clear the Muslims in the khilafah [caliphate] need help, the one who is capable to go over and help the Muslims must go and help.” That same day, Saleh made an airline reservation to travel from New York to Turkey, but was ultimately prevented from traveling because his parents took away his passport.

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

New Hampshire Organization Offers Reward for Filing Complaints Against Teachers

WASHINGTON (SBG)— Teachers in New Hampshire face new legal threats after the state passed a first in the nation law targeting “anti-divisive” topics.

Parents in the state can now file complaints against teachers for introducing material into the classroom that is considered a ‘divisive concept,’ and one local organization is offering a $500 reward to those who successfully file a complaint.

House Bill 2, passed by the state and signed into law by Governor Chris Sununu on June 25, 2021, includes the Right to Freedom from Discrimination in Public Workplaces and Education.

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

Nick Sandmann to Kyle Rittenhouse: ‘I Am Here for You’

Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann has offered a voice of support for 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, having previously been slandered as a racist white supremacist by the left-wing media.

In an op-ed for the Daily Mail, Sandmann recalled the horror of being a teenage kid being slapped with some of the worst labels imaginable by the likes of the establishment media, offering a kind of kinship with Kyle Rittenhouse because the “attacks on Kyle came from the national news media, just as they came for me.” Sandmann added that the media “came quickly, without hesitation, because Kyle was an easy target that they could paint in the way they wanted to.”

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

NYC School Bans Pro-Israel and Back the Blue Shirts But Allows BLM Shirts

Jeffrey Levy, an English language teacher at MS 51 in Brooklyn, told The New York Post that the principal, Neal Singh, told Levy that he was not allowed to wear the t-shirt in the school building. The t-shirt features an Israeli flag framed by the words ‘Proud Zionist.’ Singh also informed Levy that teachers and other staff members had complained about the shirt and a Back the Blue t-shirt he had worn previously.

Levy later filed a discrimination complaint over the ban on his shirt, stating: “Singh told me that my T-shirt with an Israeli flag on it and the words ‘Proud Zionist’ were ‘…politically explosive. He told me that Zionism involves the retaking of Palestinian land and is ‘offensive.’“

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

OSHA Halts Enforcement of Biden Administration COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is halting its enforcement of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees after a court order.

On November 12, 2021, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, which was published on November 5, 2021.

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

Police: 1 in Custody: 1 Injured After Hostage Situation at Watson Institute

LEET TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Leet police say a woman who was serving as a bus aide stabbed a Watson Institute nurse in the back, just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, then held a 14-year old boy hostage inside a school bus.

Police say the suspect, identified as Rochelle Pinkle, is in custody.

She has been charged with several counts of aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person and resisting arrest.

She was taken to the Allegheny County Jail for processing.

According to the criminal complaint, police said while negotiating with Pinkle, who was on the bus with the 14-year-old boy, officers saw her holding a knife in the direction of the boy’s upper body and head at an arm’s length away.

The criminal complaint said officers were then able to safely remove the boy from the bus and into the care of school workers.

The criminal complaint said Pinkle would not willingly surrender to officers and a Taser was deployed. Then, while taking Pinkle into custody, police said multiple officers were kicked in their legs and two officers were bitten.

The criminal complaint said the nurse was stabbed two times in the upper back area inside the building…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Protests in Lubbock After Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Announced for Healthcare Workers

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) — Protestors gathered near 10th Street and Texas Tech Parkway Wednesday morning after a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate was announced affecting hospitals here in Lubbock, like UMC and Covenant Health. President Biden announced the mandate in September, but last Thursday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gave the final cutoff.

Several Facebook groups have organized protests in Lubbock in support of medical freedom. The Lubbock Alliance for Medical Freedom is a private Facebook group with nearly 1,000 members. It organized the protests Wednesday morning. People lined the street across from UMC, some bearing signs with the slogan ‘no forced vax’.

Another Facebook group, Health Freedom of Lubbock, posted about Wednesday’s event saying “all medical facility employees are encouraged to either call in sick or walk out”.

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

‘QAnon Shaman’ Sentenced to More Than 3 Years in Prison for Role in Jan. 6 Attack

Jacob Chansley, the self-described “QAnon Shaman” who infamously marched through the U.S. Capitol with a spear and horned helmet during the Jan. 6 riot, was sentenced Wednesday to 41 months in prison for his role in the attack.

It matches the longest sentence handed down to any Jan. 6 participant, following the 41-month sentence handed down last week to Scott Fairlam, a former mixed martial arts fighter who pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer during the riot.

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

Rittenhouse Prosecutor: We Did Not Alter the Video Evidence

The prosecution and defense attorneys clashed Wednesday afternoon in the Kenosha County Court before Judge Bruce Schroeder over disputed video evidence as jurors continued a second day of deliberations.

The dispute involved several videos, especially a high-definition video that the prosecution used in closing arguments on Friday, but which had not been provided to the defense, which only received a low-definition version. The defense moved for a mistrial Tuesday on that basis.

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

Senate Candidate Josh Mandel Criticizes Facebook After Rittenhouse Meme Censorship

Josh Mandel, a former Ohio State treasurer, has criticized Big Tech “oligarchs” after the censorship of a pro-Rittenhouse meme he posted on Instagram. Facebook and Instagram have been censoring content in support of Kyle Rittenhouse since he shot three, killing two, people in Kenosha, Wisconsin last summer. Rittenhouse argues self-defense.

Josh Mandel, who is running in the Republican primary hoping to represent Ohio in the Senate, posted a “soyface wojak” (aka “soyjak”) meme in support of Rittenhouse on Instagram. The meme mocked the commentary on the Rittenhouse case.

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

Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Reverse Cryptocurrency Regulations in Infrastructure Act

Texas senator Ted Cruz is leading the fight against the Biden administration’s crypto-crackdown.

On Monday, Sen. Cruz introduced a bill aimed at reversing the regulations surrounding cryptocurrency in the Biden administration’s recently passed $1.2 trillion Infrastructure and Jobs Act.

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

US Overdose Deaths Topped 100,000 in One Year, Officials Say

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply.

Overdose deaths have been rising for more than two decades, accelerated in the past two years and, according to new data posted Wednesday, jumped nearly 30% in the latest year.

[Comment: The overdose deaths are tied to the unhappiness caused by government’s response to COVID-19.]

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

Video: Cruz Grills DHS Head Over Illegal Children in “Biden Cages”

A tense exchange unfolded during a Senate hearing between Senator Ted Cruz and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, as Cruz demanded to know how many children have been held in “Biden Cages” at the border, while Mayorkas avoided answering by refusing to accept the terminology.

“How many children have been in the Biden cages in calendar year 2021?” Cruz asked, prompting Mayorkas to reply “Uh I respectfully am not familiar with the term cages, and to what you are referring.”

Cruz followed up “Enclosures in which they are locked in, in which I took photographs and put them out because you blocked the press and didn’t want people to see the Biden cages, the secure facilities in which they are locked down in Donna, those facilities. How many children have been in them?”

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Video: Joe Rogan Compares Media Spin on Rittenhouse Trial to “Cult S***”

During a must-see round table discussion involving Alex Jones, Tim Pool, Michael Malice and others, podcast king Joe Rogan warned that the media presentation of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial is an example of a “left-wing cult“ in action.

Rogan joined Jones and Malice, along with Blaire White on TimCastIRL with hosts Tim Pool, Luke Rudkowski, Ian Crossland, and Lydia Smith.

Speaking of the misrepresentation of Kyle Rittenhouse before and during his trial, Rogan said “this is cult s***. We’re in a cult. This information is not based on reality. This is a left-wing cult.”

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

Watch: Judge Blasts Media for ‘Misinformation’ In Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder criticized the media harshly for their poor coverage and commentary on the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse on Wednesday, saying that the experience would make him more wary of televising his trials.

As the jury deliberated, and as the defense and prosecutors argued over video evidence, Schroeder added, with irritation, that the media had spread “misinformation” about the trial. He singled out the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, which published the views of legal experts who said it was odd that he had not ruled on the defense’s motion to dismiss the charges.

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

Watch: One Rittenhouse Juror Holds Out — for 8:00 A.M. Start Time

A lone juror in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial voted for an 8:00 a.m. start time for the third day of deliberations, as as Kenosha, Wisconsin, Judge Bruce Schroeder dismissed the jury Wednesday evening after the second day of deliberations.

The judge called the jury back at roughly 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, after they had reviewed video evidence in the case. He then polled the jury to confirm that 9:00 a.m. was a suitable start time the following day; one voted for a start time of 8:00.

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

Watch: Judge Clears Courtroom to Allow Rittenhouse Jury to Review Grosskreutz Video Evidence

Judge Bruce Schroeder ordered his Kenosha County courtroom cleared of everyone but the jury on Wednesday afternoon, to allow them to review selected video evidence in their deliberations over the murder trial of 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse.

Earlier, prosecutors and defense lawyers had argued over how many times the jury would be allowed to watch the footage. The jury specifically asked for video involving the shooting of Gaige Grosskreutz, who was the last of three people that Rittenhouse shot during the Aug. 25, 2020 melée at a Black Lives Matter riot in the city. In his testimony, Grosskreutz admitted that Rittenhouse had not fired his rifle at him until he himself had drawn a pistol and pointed it at Rittenhouse.

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

Youngkin Will Allow Virginia Counties, Cities, K-12 Public Schools to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines and Masks

Virginia Republican Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin will reportedly allow local mask and vaccine mandates to be implemented, including in K-12 public schools.

Glenn Youngkin, the Republican Governor-elect of Virginia, will be allowing localities in the state — including cities, counties, and public school systems — to implement mask and vaccine mandates, but says he will not impose a mandate at the state level. This differs from Republican governors in stronghold states like Florida, which have banned the practice of mandating vaccines outright.

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

Young Dolph, Memphis Rapper Dead at 36 After Shooting Outside Bakery

The Tennessee hip hop artist, who worked with stars including T.I., Gucci Mane, Megan Thee Stallion, Key Glock and Lil Baby, was fatally shot.

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Austrian Police Check Shoppers for Vaccine Passports

Videos of Austrian police demanding vaccine passports from shoppers are circulating online, shocking civil liberties defenders around the world.

Austria recently implemented a rule that put those without a vaccine passport on lockdown, while the fully vaccinated can go about their daily activities.

In one video, a group of officers is seen patrolling a mall. The three officers then approach a group of shoppers who appear to be holding out their vaccine papers.

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

Belarus Announces ‘Temporary’ Closure of Oil Pipeline to EU

Belarus has announced “unscheduled repairs” are needed on a branch of the ‘Friendship’ pipeline carrying oil supplies from Russia through the country to a number of EU states, insisting that maintenance work will take three days.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Russian energy export giant Transneft said supplies could face short-term disruption. Spokesman Igor Demin told journalists he had been informed the impromptu repair work should be finished by the weekend. The pipeline connects oil fields in Central Russia to consumers in Poland, Hungary, Czechia and Germany.

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

Court Convicts Swedish Politician for Citing Figures About South Sudanese IQ

A regional politician from the populist Sweden Democrats party has been convicted of incitement against an ethnic group after he cited figures detailing the average IQ of South Sudanese nationals. Last week, he was expelled from his party.

Last month, the Nyköping District Court fined Bertil Malmberg €2,400 for a past speech he gave at a regional council meeting where he argued against South Sudanese refugee quotas in Sörmland, claiming that the relatively low IQ of South Sudanese makes it more difficult for them to integrate properly into Swedish society, SVT Nyheter reports.

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EU Wants to Regulate Political Advertising

The European Commission believes political advertising on the internet should be more regulated in the future, said Vera Jourova, vice-president of the European Commission, in an interview with the German Welt am Sonntag weekly. The left-wing European politician added that in a few weeks, she would present new rules that she claims would bring order to the world of political advertising.

“Today, digital advertising for political purposes is an uncontrolled competition of dirty and opaque methods,” Jourova said.

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France’s Far-Right Figure Eric Zemmour Defiant as Hate Speech Trial Opens

French far-right figure Eric Zemmour, who is widely expected to run for the presidency next year, went on trial on Wednesday charged with racist hate speech after a televised tirade against unaccompanied child migrants.

Mr Zemmour, 63, did not appear in person but said in a statement that he refused “to accept that a political debate takes place in a courtroom”.

He has two prior hate speech convictions and is being tried on charges of “public insult” and “incitement to hatred or violence” against a group of people because of their ethnic, national, racial or religious origin.

“Today I am pursued by the judiciary on the basis of freedom-killing laws for having criticised people, who in their own words. ‘are there to pillage France’,” Mr Zemmour said.

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France: For One Woman, Yellow Vests Protests Left a Legacy of Pain

With her rainbow-coloured peace flag and mild disposition, Genevieve Legay posed no obvious threat to public order when she joined an anti-government rally by the Yellow Vests in the resort city of Nice.

But what happened next, one Saturday in March 2019, made her an unlikely symbol of that French rebellion and resistance to the government and police response.

Although the details remain in dispute, Ms Legay fell during a police charge.

She believes she was struck from behind with a police baton but the officer said to have caused her to fall says this is untrue, and that he took part in a legitimate charge at a banned demonstration on a superior’s orders.

Ms Legay suffered five fractures of the skull and one of the coccyx. She has been left with no sense of smell and a limited sense of taste, and existing problems with her hearing and sight have worsened.

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France Struggles to Contain Revival of the Yellow Vests Protests Three Years On

For Emmanuel Macron, the third anniversary of the Yellow Vests protests is a reminder of division over France’s economy and evidence his presidency can ride out confrontation capable of bringing the country to a standstill.

The start of the gilets jaunes movement in 2017 was triggered by anger at soaring energy prices.

Those conditions have re-emerged in recent weeks and the presidency is anxious to avert a new mass revolt before the French president’s potentially tough campaign for re-election starts next spring.

Mr Macron has moved swiftly to nip new protests in the bud, pledging a €100 ($113) sweetener for six million people in lower income groups to offset the rising cost of petrol.

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Germany Preparing to Impose Austria-Style Lockdown on the Unvaccinated

Germany is preparing to follow the example of Austria by imposing new lockdown measures that will exclusively apply to the unvaccinated.

As we highlighted yesterday, Austrian authorities are enforcing the new measures by having police patrol supermarkets and highways, stopping people and checking their vaccination status.

Similar scenes could now be about to unfold in neighboring Germany.

The Guardian reports that the COVID situation in the country is worse now than it was before the vaccine was introduced.

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Gibraltar Cancels Christmas Despite Entire Population Being Vaccinated

Gibraltar has cancelled official Christmas events and urged people to avoid gatherings to combat an “exponential” spike in COVID cases despite its entire adult population being fully vaccinated.

Known as “the most vaccinated place on earth,” technically more than 118 per cent of the British Overseas territory’s population is fully vaxxed because Spaniards also enter the country to work every day.

That has done little to prevent what the health minister called “a drastic increase in the numbers of people testing positive for Covid-19 in recent days.”

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Insulate Britain Activists Jailed for Role in Protests

Nine Insulate Britain activists have been jailed for blocking roads during the group’s protests.

The group were on Wednesday morning sentenced at the High Court following a contempt of court hearing for breaking an injunction.

Two activists were given three month sentences, while six were jailed for four months, and one for six months.

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Ireland: €110,000 of Public Money Was Secretly Used to “Combat Health Misinformation”

The “misinformation” fact-checking and identifying industry is thriving, along with censorship around a host of global and heavily politicized hot-button topics — whether or not on the face of it, those have to do with health or social crises.

And what that censorship and the businesses it has spawned have in common is their lack of transparency.

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Italian Governors Call for Unvaccinated to be Put Under Lockdown

Five Italian Governors have called for lockdown measures to be imposed on the unvaccinated, following the example of Austria, while Czech Republic and Slovakia are also moving to enforce similar measures.

As we previously highlighted, after Austria placed the unjabbed under lockdown, preventing them from leaving their homes for anything other than “essential reasons,” police were seen patrolling supermarkets and highways checking resident’s vaccination status.

Several states in Germany also announced that they would ban the unvaccinated from numerous venues.

Now Italy’s unvaccinated population, which stands at around 7 million, could be about to face the same form of medical apartheid.

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Likely Merkel Successor Sholz Says Mandatory Vaccinations Should be on the Table

The man likely to succeed Angela Merkel as the next Chancellor of Germany, Social Democrat (SPD) leader Olaf Sholz, has said that he is open to the idea of mandatory vaccinations as the number of Chinese coronavirus cases continue to rise in Germany.

Lefty Scholz stated on Monday at an economic summit that making vaccines mandatory should be on the table, saying: “I think it’s right that we have started a discussion about whether this should be done.”

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Sweden’s Elevated COVID-19 Death Toll Connected to Its Large Migrant Population, State Epidemiologist Says

Swedish State Epidemiologist Dr. Anders Tegnel, the architect of Sweden’s unorthodox coronavirus strategy, has defended his no-lockdown approach to the pandemic, attributing the country’s death toll — which is considerably elevated compared to its Nordic neighbors — to its large migrant population.

During an interview with The Financial Times, Tegnel discussed what he sees as the main factors which have contributed to Sweden’s COVID-19 death toll of more than 15,000, which at this point in the pandemic is higher than the combined death tolls of Norway, Finland, and Denmark.

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The Future of France? Civil War and Then Islamist Dictatorship, Says Famed Algerian Writer

“Strike hard and fast, that’s what the living and the dead are calling for,” said famous Algerian writer Boualem Sansal in an interview with Le Figaro, calling on France to take decisive, hard, and politically incorrect action.

According to him, only a “big reversal” gives a chance to save France from “Lebanonization” or “Algerization.” Sansal, who won the Arab Literature Prize, shared his opinion on the anniversary of the terrorist massacre at the Bataclan Club in Paris.

On Nov. 13, 2015, individuals sworn to the Islamic State terrorist group burst into the Bataclan club in Paris, where a concert was taking place, and shot 80 people with automatic weapons. These terrorist attacks, committed six years ago, were, according to Sansal, “an act of unimaginable violence, to which the French President (Francois Hollande) responded with tears and lamentations.”

As a result, the French were humiliated, as were the French army and police.

“In the face of Islam, France has lost all ability to think, rule and act. It submits and is about to submit again,” he warned.

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UK: School Forces Unmasked Kids to Wear Yellow Badges

A school in the UK is forcing children who don’t wear face masks due to them having an exemption to wear yellow badges on school premises and in class.

Yes, really.

An email form the school, which is not named, was posted on Twitter by journalist Allison Pearson.

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Privacy Researchers Are Raising the Alarm Over Moscow’s “Face Pay”

Last month, Russia introduced a facial-recognition payment system in the Moscow Metro, one of the world’s most efficient mass transportation systems. The payment system, which does not require a transit card, ticket, smartphone app, or contactless bank card, has raised privacy concerns.

On October 15, Face Pay was usable in 240 stations of the Moscow Metro. City officials praised the system that, in theory, cuts time spent at the turnstiles to about three seconds.

“There are no analogues of Face Pay in terms of quality and ease of use for a passenger anywhere in the world,” said Maksim Liksutov, deputy mayor for transport, NYT reports.

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Human Rights Activist: 1,000 Pakistani Christian and Hindu Girls Are Forced to Become Muslim Every Year

Another Christian girl was abducted by a Muslim in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

12-year-old Meerab Abbas was taken by Muhammad Daud, 10 years her senior and a native of the Pakistani province of Balochistan, according to Asia News.

The girl lived in Sahiwal with her mother, Farzana, a 45-year-old widow who works as a domestic worker.

Meerab disappeared on November 2 and is believed to have been taken to Balochistan to be forced to convert to Islam and marry Daud.

Although the Christian girl remains in the hands of her abductors, police have arrested two suspects.

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Media Declares ‘Climate Lockdowns’ a “Conspiracy Theory” as India Prepares to Impose Climate Lockdown

While the media declares the notion of ‘climate lockdowns’ to be a fake news “conspiracy theory,” India is preparing to impose a climate lockdown to reduce pollution.

Yes, really.

NPR reports the details of the lockdown under the headline ‘New Delhi’s air pollution is so bad, officials are calling for a citywide lockdown’.

“India’s Supreme Court is calling for a lockdown in the capital, New Delhi. It’s because of a health emergency, but it’s not about COVID-19. It’s about air pollution,” states the piece.

Authorities are set to ban all nonessential travel on roads in the national capital region while ordering tens of millions of people to work from home.

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Australia’s Newcastle Coal Port Blocked by Environmental Protesters

A group of protesters seeking to highlight their concerns that Australia is not doing enough to combat climate change is disrupting the coal operations in and around the Port of Newcastle, the world’s largest coal exporting facility. Calling their organization Blockade Australia, they are entering their second week of ongoing random demonstrations and actions disrupting the train lines and now one of the loading operations in the port.

The Port of Newcastle located on the southeast coast of Australia and coal mining are among the largest industries in Australia, both fueling domestic industry and providing a significant source of export income to the country. The coal trade is estimated to contribute more than A$26 billion (US$19 billion) annually to the economy. The port currently handles 4,400 ship movements and 164 million tons of cargo annually.

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Belarus Brings Some Migrants in From Cold at Polish Border

WARSAW, Poland — Hundreds of migrants who were camped in the cold on the Poland-Belarus border have been moved to a nearby warehouse in Belarusian territory, reports said Wednesday, with some still harboring hopes of entering the European Union.

The move came a day after a melee broke out in the border crisis, with migrants throwing stones at Polish forces massed on their side of the razor-wire fence, injuring 12, and they responded with water cannons and tear gas. Warsaw accused Belarusian forces of instigating the conflict, while the government in Minsk denounced Poland’s “violent actions.”

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Britain Returns Only Five Out of 24,000 Small-Boat Refugees to Europe This Year

Britain’s struggling immigration strategy has been exposed with only five of 24,000 small-boat refugees returned to Europe, a government minister has said.

Despite spending millions on preventive measures including £54 million ($72.7m) to enlist the help of French border police, the UK’s post-Brexit migrant policy is under severe pressure, members of Parliament were told in Wednesday.

A record number of asylum seekers are crossing the English Channel from France, some willing to pay €4,000 ($4,526) to people smugglers to make the hazardous boat trip.

Despite Britain introducing drones, reconnaissance aircraft, more patrol boats and paying for 200 French police officers to help prevent the crossings, the policy appears to have failed, the Home Affairs committee heard.

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Church of England Says There is No Evidence of Asylum Seekers Faking Conversions to Christianity to Abuse the Immigration System and Avoid Being Sent Back to Muslim Countries as MPs Demand Probe

The Church of England today denied there is any link between their vicars converting Muslim migrants and systemic abuse of the asylum system after it was revealed the Liverpool suicide bomber had found Jesus and then appealed his own case.

Emad Al Swealmeen lost his first bid to stay in Britain in 2014 but appealed again in 2017 after he was confirmed at Liverpool Cathedral and his case was still outstanding when he blew himself up in a taxi on Sunday.

Vicars have been accused of aiding asylum seekers to ‘game’ the immigration system by helping hundreds to convert from Islam and ‘pray to stay’ in the UK as it emerged people smugglers are using Instagram to urge migrants to follow Jesus to help them gain British citizenship.

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Farage Slams UK Govt’s Generous Handouts as Pull for Mass Migration

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has slammed the British government for using British taxpayers’ money to give generous benefits to asylum seekers, which he says are a pull for illegal mass migration.

Diplomatic tensions have been increasing between France and the United Kingdom after Britain saw its first record-breaking day of more than 1,000 migrants cross the English Channel from Europe in a 24-hour period, despite London recently signing off on the first instalment of a £54 million package to Paris to stop the boatfuls of illegals reaching British territory.

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French Sports Store Suspends Boat Sales to Thwart English Channel Migrants

A major sporting goods retailer has temporarily discontinued sales of small boats in its stores in northwest France amid a historic migration crisis on the English Channel, according to reports.

Decathlon will no longer offer kayaks or canoes in Calais or Grande-Synthe, both known as gathering points for illegals migrants bound for the United Kingdom across the relatively narrow body of water.

“The purchase of these kayaks will no longer be possible in response to the current situation,” the company told AFP.

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Hungary: Top EU Court Shows Support for Illegal Immigration by Ruling Against ‘Stop Soros’ Law

The European Court of Justice’s Nov. 16 decision that Hungary infringed EU law with its so-called “Stop Soros” law is in effect the court endorsing illegal immigration, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga wrote in Facebook post on Wednesday.

“We all know in the eyes of the Brussels bureaucracy that it is not a crime to support and facilitate illegal immigration, because we do not want foreign NGOs to organize the resettlement of illegal migrants in Europe,” Varga wrote.

She emphasized that the EU court had ruled out what we “would never have thought” that Hungary should practically support human trafficking.

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Plane’s Emergency Landing in Spain Sparks Fears of a New Migration ‘Health Trick’

One November Friday afternoon, a plane with 150 passengers took off from the Moroccan airport in Casablanca and headed for Turkey. Shortly after going airborne, one of the passengers became sick. The Air Arabia Maroc flight had to thus make an emergency landing on the Spanish island of Mallorca, where about 20 passengers then disembarked from the plane and on to Spanish territory. The November incident immediately sparked questions about new migration routes to Europe.

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Polish Guards Thwart Two ‘Mass Attempts’ By Rock-Throwing Migrants to Cross the Border as Defence Minister Warns Crisis ‘Could Last for Years’ While Belarus Marches People Off to Temporary Shelters

The situation remained tense early Wednesday with thousands of migrants still camped close to the border at Kuznica — where violent clashes erupted Tuesday — even as others were march off to an unknown location.

It is thought they are being taken to temporary accommodation in warehouses nearby. Thousands more migrants were taken to similar shelters overnight.

Meanwhile Mariusz Blaszczak, the country’s defence minister, warned the crisis is likely to continue for months and that Poland must remain vigilant. ‘I hope it will not be years,’ he added.

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Polish MEP: Poland Was Right Once Again This Time Concerning Migrants

“May you live in interesting times,” is a Chinese proverb which gains a special meaning today during the coronavirus pandemic, which started in China. Indeed, we live in interesting times, at least because the European Union is behaving like a child which is telling its mother that it won’t do something “just because,” and later is forced to change its opinion anyway because it clashes with reality.

The EU has treated Poland, the Baltic states and in some cases other countries in our region as Russophobes who were exaggerating their “prejudices” towards Moscow. Years later, quietly at first and then increasingly louder, they admitted that we were right.

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Spain: Migration Crisis Spirals Out of Control

Prosecutors in Spain have charged a dozen North African migrants with sedition for illegally entering the country by forcing a commercial airliner to land on Spanish territory.

The plot, months in the making and unmatched in audacity, has demonstrated that commandeering airliners is a cheaper and safer way to reach Europe than paying people-smugglers thousands of euros for perilous sea crossings.

Spanish authorities, notorious for closing a blind eye to illegal immigration from North Africa, fear that the plot has set a precedent that will be repeated, not only in Spain but at other airports in Europe.

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Swedish Foreign Minister Says Migrants Should Apply for Asylum in Belarus

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde has said migrants trying to force their way into the EU at the Poland border should attempt to claim asylum in Belarus or return to their home countries if they do not have a valid asylum claim.

Foreign Minister Linde told Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio this week that the migrants at the Polish border “have to seek asylum in Belarus” rather than trying to break into the European Union.

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Video: New Assault on Polish Border Repelled

Another serious attempt to breach Poland’s border with Belarus took place on Tuesday, however, Polish authorities were able to successfully repel the violent attack carried out by migrants on the Belarusian side.

“The migrants stranded near the border crossing in Kuznica/Bruzgi on the Belarusian side have been attacking Polish services. Water cannons were used against the aggressive foreigners,” the Polish Border Guard reported on Twitter.

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Watch: Migrant Children Made to Cry, Paraded for Waiting Cameras on Poland Border — Claim

The Polish government has released footage purporting to show child migrants being “prepped” to provoke sympathy for the waiting cameras of the media, with at least one having cigarette smoke blown in their face to make tears.

While women and children appear to make a small fraction of the thousands bussed to the EU’s eastern frontier by the regime in Minsk, nevertheless those present appear to have been prepared to evoke pathos for the waiting cameras of the media this week. Further cameras on the other side of the fence caught footage which the Polish government claims unveils the charade, however.

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You’re 24 Hours Too Late! French Police and Coastguards Finally Patrol the Beach Where Mailonline Saw Two 50ft-Long Rubber Dinghies Being Loaded Up With 40 Migrants Each and Pushed Britain by People Traffickers a Day Earlier

French police were today patrolling two beaches after MailOnline revealed they were being used by people smugglers to launch super-sized boats carrying migrants to Britain.

Officers including one carrying a rubber bullet launcher walked along the sand before dawn and as the sun came up to stop any more migrant boats taking to the sea.

Coastguard vessels with searchlights probing the water in the darkness were also seen offshore in a show of strength by the French authorities, albeit 24 hours too late to stop the mass crossing yesterday.

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Zemmour: By Defending Its Border, Poland is Teaching a Lesson to All of Europe

The unofficial candidate in the French presidential elections, the popular author and commentator Eric Zemmour, is has spoken up about the crisis at the Polish border, openly praising Poland’s determination in face of migrant attacks.

“By defending its border, Poland is giving a lesson to all of Europe,” Zemmour emphasized in an entry on Twitter to which he attached a video in which migrants are trying to break through the barbed wire on the Polish-Belarusian border. The video was previously shared by Polish authorities. Zemmour pointed out that the migrants are shouting “Allah Akbar” in the recording.

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Documents Reveal Kindergarteners Being Forced to Learn About Transgenderism

A parent activist group has revealed documents that show children as young as kindergarten age in Connecticut are being forced to learn about ‘social justice standards’ including transgenderism and gender identity.

Parents Defending Education published the documents after concerned parents from West Hartford contacted them to expressed dismay that their children were being exposed to “social emotional learning through an equity lens.”

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JK Rowling Excluded From Harry Potter 20th Reunion Special

JK Rowling, who created the Harry Potter character, the universe he inhabits, and whose imagination spawned a publishing and entertainment empire, will be left out of the franchise’s 20th anniversary reunion and special. The actors who made their names, and their careers, off of Rowling’s creativity will be included, however.

Rowling’s exclusion is likely entirely because she believes that biological sex is an immutable reality and that women are something more than a feeling. She has stated this publicly, in support of women who lost their employment for also believing the science instead of fiction.

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Kraft Peanut Butter Releasing Children’s Book on ‘Importance of Using Pronouns’

Kraft Peanut Butter is presenting a children’s book detailing the “importance of using pronouns” in honor of “Trans Awareness Week,” the company announced this week.

“For #TransAwarenessWeek, we want to make the world more inclusive, so we’re releasing a book with our friend Nick North about the importance of using pronouns,” Kraft Peanut Butter previewed. Notably, North is a biological woman living as a man. She lived as such for 30 years and carried four of her children. She now has five children along with her wife, describing her family situation a “blended.”

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Brave Introduces Crypto Wallet

Privacy-focused and crypto-centric browser Brave now has a built-in crypto wallet. Brave Wallet is the latest move by the company into the crypto space.

In a Tuesday update, Brave added a native wallet to its browser. For years, the company has relied on third-party wallet extensions such as MetaMask for its crypto offerings.

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/17/2021

  1. Oh no. Now my peanut butter has to be politically correct.. Bye-by Kraft.
    As for “immigrants” … just [intemperate recommendation redacted]. They will get the message very fast once we start doing that.
    Problem solved.

  2. Poland – Trump could see the Russian problem coming that’s why he complained about Germany agreeing to Nord Stream 2 and shipped some gas to Poland so Russia would think Poland and Ukraine had an alternative gas supply if cut off. Biden unlikely to help anyone.
    The Britney Spears thing is mass hysteria for what? If she has any money left in 4 years I will be very surprised. Her toy boy will be spending it as fast as he can but not in 12 months as that would be too obvious. He will make it last until the media “eye” has moved on and no one is interested. Only people who have some experience of schizophrenia know what is involved. The frontal lobe functions and cognitive ability are affected and they make poor decisions. I’m not surprised they were monitoring her closely as people with mental health issues make an effort to hide it and it is only when they are alone and their auditory hallucinations become louder that you can get a real assessment of how well they are doing and if their meds should be increased. When the auditory hallucinations become louder the patient vocalises the voices they hear in their head. The hallucinations talk through them as if they are possessed. All this hoohah is from people who have no idea what goes on.

  3. Eric Zemmour is being tried “on charges of “public insult” and “incitement to hatred or violence” against a group of people because of their ethnic, national, racial or religious origin”.

    What of the Koran?
    Will the French judiciary consider the Koran?
    It describes Jews (like Zemmour) as “filth ….the vilest of beasts” (8:22), “apes and pigs” (5:60), “the most despicable” (98:6), and instructs “between us and you enmity and hatred forever” (60:4).

    Those kinds of “public insult” and “incitement to hatred or violence” are given out daily in the mosques.

  4. So they the are destroying the economy of their provinces and the lives of their people over a disease with a 99%+ survival rate?
    COVID fear truly is a cult.

  5. In other news, Germany is experiencing its highest rate of inflation in 28 years, with fuel prices leading the way at an annualized rate of 18.6%.

    16 million invaders getting printed/digital 3000 euros a month for him and his 11 years old infidel wife, Soros the devil providing more “saving ships for invaders” waiting eagerly for muslims in the Med Sea, for them Europe is an open muslim paradise brothel with 11 years old, even better still than the conventional Pirate paradise.

    maim, rape, murder and get money 10 million for violating jihadis rights.

    These excellent rights exist only in the west.

    Why invaders are welcomed when they arrive in Italy, Greece, Spain, Britain, just from anywhere anyhow they arrive. . .

    BUT NOT THROUGH BELARUS

    Every word, every action every law in the west over the past 30 years conveys to invaders / soldiers of allah and urges them to just arrive anywhere in eu and Schengen is there to help “reverting to colonization or rather extending the mercy of islam to the kuffar areas and liberating them from their sins.

    by allah in a way they are right: if they were not sinful they would not have been rendered by Almighty so confused, stupid, muddled … etc

    confusing treason with loyalty to one’s nation .

    • Whom gods destroy they first make mad.
      Robert Heinlein said these would be the “Crazy Years.”
      He just had no idea how that insanity would be expressed. Children striking for more homework. Riiiight.

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