Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/19/2021

A jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse on all five counts in the prosecution against him. I was cheered by the news, but it’s important to remember that this was a rearguard action — conservatives are by and large losing to progressives in the culture wars, regardless of what happened in Kenosha today.

It’s all but certain that the Justice Department will eventually charge Mr. Rittenhouse with federal civil rights violations, despite the fact that everyone he shot that night was white. The feds — who have bottomless pockets — will consume years of his life and force him to incur untold legal expenses before his ordeal is over, if indeed it ever is.

Nevertheless, today’s victory is a good one to savor, because we get so few of them.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Hillary Clinton Warns Crypto Can ‘Destabilize Nations’ And ‘Undermine Dollar as Reserve Currency
 
USA
» “They Simply Don’t Care About [Rittenhouse’s] Actual Innocence. He is Guilty of Being Who He is, And That’s Enough.”
» “Disturbing and Violent”: Black Teens Brutally Beat Asian Student on Train for No Reason
» 4 Arrested After Climate Activists Block DC Traffic With Pink Boat
» A Quick Post: Normalizing Heart Attacks
» Anti-Rittenhouse Protesters Arrested and Charged With Resisting Police, Disorderly Conduct
» Breaking: House Passes Biden’s Massive Social Spending Bill After McCarthy’s Marathon Speech Opposing It
» Cities on Edge as Protests Surrounding Rittenhouse Verdict Heat Up
» Democrats Outraged After Kyle Rittenhouse Declared Innocent: ‘It’s Good to be a White Murderer’
» Denver Archbishop Decries Rampant Church Vandalism
» Facebook and Twitter Silent on Whether Kyle Rittenhouse Support is Still Banned
» Fact Check False: UK News Publication Claims Kyle Rittenhouse Shot ‘Three Black Men’
» Graphic Video: Off-Duty Police Officer Kills Gunman in Baltimore
» Jab Judo: The Pharmacist Gambit
» Joe Biden ‘Angry and Concerned’ by Rittenhouse Jury Verdict, Calls for Peaceful Protests
» Joe Rogan: Vaccine Proof ‘One Step’ Towards China’s ‘Social Credit Score System’
» Judge Blocks New York Times From Publishing Project Veritas Legal Memos
» Kamala Harris to be President for an Hour
» Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict: Protests Scheduled in Chicago After Rittenhouse is Found Not Guilty on All Charges
» Kyle Rittenhouse Trial: Not Guilty on All Counts
» Pandemic-Vaccine Theater: “The Jabbed Are Trojan Horses” Edition
» Parents of Poway Unified School District Demand a Rejection of the Use of ‘Critical Race Theory’ Curriculum
» Pollak: Joe Biden Can be Sued for Defaming Kyle Rittenhouse
» Prominent Conservatives Celebrate Kyle Rittenhouse Not Guilty Verdict on Social Media
» Rally at Balboa Park Protests Vaccine Mandate for City Workers
» Ron DeSantis Threatens to Overtake Joe Biden in Presidential Prediction Market
» SAF Condemns ACLU Statement Branding Kyle Rittenhouse a Deliberate Killer
» Social Media Flooded With Memes Celebrating Kyle Rittenhouse Acquittal
» The Case for Vaccine Passports Has Been Demolished
» The Deep State Pretends to Retreat
» The New York Times Held Back Story on Kenosha Riot Damage Until After 2020 Election
» Verdict: Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Charges
» Woman on Rittenhouse Trial Court Steps Says ‘F*** America’ Before Collapsing
» Zero F***s Given: Achievement Unlocked
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria to Go Into Full Lockdown as COVID Surges
» Austria Announces New National Lockdown and Compulsory COVID Vaccination
» Austria Orders Full Lockdown and First Mandatory Vaccination in Europe
» Austria Braces for Protests After Announcing Full Lockdown and Vaccine Mandate
» Belgium: Brussels Hospital Staff Issue Strike Notice in Protest Against Mandatory Vaccination
» Berlusconi Rejects Criticism From Within Forza Italia
» ‘Confusion Was Total’: Errors by French, European Intelligence Agencies Surround Paris 2015 Terror Attack
» COVID in Germany: Bavaria and Saxony Cancel Christmas Markets
» Greece to Ban Unvaccinated From Indoor Spaces
» Hungary Mandates Masks Indoors as Fourth Wave Hits Country
» Italy: Young Teen Severely Beaten by Her Own Family for Refusing to Wear Islamic Veil
» Norway: Vaccine Researcher: “Menstrual Changes Are Probably Related to the Vaccine”
» Official Public Health England Data Says COVID Infection Rates Higher in Vaxxed Than Unvaxxed
» Police Fire Warning Shots During Protests Against Dutch COVID Measures
» Scotland Teases Extension of Vaccine Passport Program
» UK Schools Are Planning to Cancel Christmas-Themed Concerts, Events
» UK: London School Changes Building Name From Winston Churchill to That of a Black Football Player for ‘Diversity’
» UK: Lord Ahmed of Rotherham Sodomised Boy Under 11 and Attempted to Rape Young Girl, Court Hears
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: Bennett Builds a Terror State
 
Australia — Pacific
» New Zealand: Anti-Vaccine Mandate Protesters Gather for ‘National Compassion Day’
» Thousands of ‘Freedom Protesters’ Gather in 13 Australian Cities in Coordinated Day of Chaos Against COVID-19 Vaccinate Mandates…
 
Immigration
» Boris Govt Plan to Send Boat Migrants to Albania ‘Will Never Happen’, Says Albanian Govt
» Hungarian FM: EU Immigration Policy is ‘Shameful’
» Media Still Describing Liverpool Suicide Bomber as “Christian Convert” Despite Massive Evidence to the Contrary
» Migrants Surging Into Switzerland Via Trains From Austria
» Poland Says Some Migrants Still Try to Enter After Belarus Camps Cleared
» Sweden: Man Admits to Stabbing Children and Throwing Them From 50-Foot Balcony
» ‘These Are Not Defenseless Refugees’ — Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Corrects CNN
» UK Govt Deploys 150 Troops to Defend Border Against Migrants… in Poland
» UK: ‘Exasperated’ Boris Johnson Orders Review Into Channel Migrant Crisis and Urges Ministers to ‘Redouble Efforts’ To Find a Fix as Home Secretary Priti Patel Explores ‘Greek-Style’ Asylum System After a Record 4,000 Crossings This Month
 
Culture Wars
» DuckDuckGo Introduces New App Tracking Protection for Android
» Video: More Parents Speak Out Against Sex and LGBT Books in Schools
 

Hillary Clinton Warns Crypto Can ‘Destabilize Nations’ And ‘Undermine Dollar as Reserve Currency

Nation destabilizer Hillary Clinton has warned that cryptocurrency has the potential to destabilize nations, and is undermining the role of the US dollar as the global reserve currency.

During a panel discussion at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum on Friday in Singapore, Clinton rattled off a list of technology-driven “asymmetric power centers” that threaten governments, including ‘disinformation, artificial intelligence, and the rise of cryptocurrency,’ according to Bloomberg.

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

“They Simply Don’t Care About [Rittenhouse’s] Actual Innocence. He is Guilty of Being Who He is, And That’s Enough.”

We’re seeing enormous, immense pressure being placed on our judicial system to conform to ideology in the cases it prosecutes and the verdicts it obtains. The actual black-letter law is irrelevant, because the powers that be will interpret what they think that law should mean, irrespective of what it says or what juridical precedent shows. Rittenhouse, and others like him, must be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness in order to intimidate some, and encourage others.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

“Disturbing and Violent”: Black Teens Brutally Beat Asian Student on Train for No Reason

A group of black teens were filmed beating Asian students on a Philadelphia train Wednesday.

Police are investigating the altercation that was caught on film, showing a group of black girls confronting passive Asian American train passengers, at which point an Asian girl walks up to them and gets pummeled.

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

4 Arrested After Climate Activists Block DC Traffic With Pink Boat

WASHINGTON (7News) — Four people were arrested Friday after Extinction Rebellion climate activists blocked traffic in DC during rush hour Friday morning using a pink boat.

DC police officials said the protest was affecting traffic in multiple areas: including First and New York Avenue (westbound), New Jersey Ave and K Street NW (northbound), New York Avenue and M Street (southbound) and the third street tunnel northbound.

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

A Quick Post: Normalizing Heart Attacks

Barring something in the water, or air, or food, or whatever, how do you explain these instances — among legion — of people who are explaining away athlete heart attacks, kids’ heart attacks, etc.? Because it feels like an utterly desperate attempt to avoid facing the mRNA elephant in the room.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Anti-Rittenhouse Protesters Arrested and Charged With Resisting Police, Disorderly Conduct

The two anti-Kyle Rittenhouse protesters who were arrested outside of the courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have been charged with multiple misdemeanors and one felony.

According to documents from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, the two individuals arrested on Wednesday, Anthony Chacon and Shaquita Lashia Cornelious, were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a police officer, both misdemeanors. Chacon was also charged with felony bail jumping. In January of this year, Chacon was also charged with felony substantial battery with the intent to commit bodily harm.

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

Breaking: House Passes Biden’s Massive Social Spending Bill After McCarthy’s Marathon Speech Opposing It

On Friday morning, the House passed Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better spending package after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy delivered a marathon speech overnight that harshly condemned the Build Back Better spending package.

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

Cities on Edge as Protests Surrounding Rittenhouse Verdict Heat Up

WASHINGTON (TND) — Protesters took to the streets outside the Kenosha, Wis. courthouse Friday where a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges related to the fatal shootings of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum.

“When it’s a state-sanctioned murder, you get to riot,” a protester can be heard saying to supportive bystanders in a video from outside the Kenosha, Wisconsin courthouse where Rittenhouse was acquitted.

Another individual outside of the courthouse in Kenosha can be seen screaming “F*** America” before falling to the ground and appearing to have a seizure.

While protests in Kenosha have yet to divulge into violence following the not guilty verdicts, other parts of the country remain on edge, worried about potential civil unrest that could unfold in their cities.

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

Democrats Outraged After Kyle Rittenhouse Declared Innocent: ‘It’s Good to be a White Murderer’

The left melted down on Friday after Kyle Rittenhouse was found innocent of murdering two white men and attempting to murder another white man.

It should be noted that before the verdict, President Joe Biden referred to Rittenhouse as a white supremacist on the campaign trail while the media spun the case to be about race.

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

Denver Archbishop Decries Rampant Church Vandalism

More than 25 Catholic parishes and ministry centers in and around Denver have been vandalized, looted, targeted by arson or desecrated in the past 21 months, Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila reported Thursday.

In a Washington Post op-ed coauthored with Tim Busch, chairman of the Napa Institute, Archbishop Aquila notes that the Denver’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was recently profaned with the words “Satan lives here” spray-painted in blood-red on the main bronze double doors.

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

Facebook and Twitter Silent on Whether Kyle Rittenhouse Support is Still Banned

Facebook and Twitter banned support for Kyle Rittenhouse across their platforms shortly after the Kenosha riots. After a jury in Wisconsin found Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges brought against him, those same platforms refuse to say if support for the teenager is still banned.

Rittenhouse was found not guilty on five charges including first-degree reckless homicide, two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. The presiding judge, Bruce Schroeder, also dismissed two additional weapons charges.

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

Fact Check False: UK News Publication Claims Kyle Rittenhouse Shot ‘Three Black Men’

The Independent falsely claimed that Kyle Rittenhouse “shot three black men with rifle” after he was cleared of two charges of murder, one charge of attempted murder, and two charges of reckless endangerment in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The legacy British news outlet, which no longer publishes a print edition but retains an online audience and influence in the UK media and political sphere, led with ‘Full story: Teenager who shot three black men with rifle found not guilty on all charges” as the top subheadline of its front-page coverage of the verdict.

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

Graphic Video: Off-Duty Police Officer Kills Gunman in Baltimore

Video has surfaced from a police shooting in Baltimore and it’s absolutely nuts.

According to The Baltimore Sun, an unnamed police officer shot and killed Carlos Ortega after the man allegedly carried out a shooting spree that ended at The Bladi Style this past Saturday.

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

Jab Judo: The Pharmacist Gambit

So a month-plus ago I got an Ivermectin scrip from one of the people who do this kind of thing called into a local pharmacy. They would not fill it because I “might be using it for Covid”. Now, first-pass, WTF business is it of theirs? I’ve had myriad scrips for off-label use before. So, I transferred it to another pharmacy where the response was the same.

Apparently, it turns out that pharmacists can refuse to fill a scrip, even a legal one.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Joe Biden ‘Angry and Concerned’ by Rittenhouse Jury Verdict, Calls for Peaceful Protests

President Joe Biden reacted to the “not guilty” verdicts from the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial on Friday.

“While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken,” Biden said in a statement released by the White House.

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

Joe Rogan: Vaccine Proof ‘One Step’ Towards China’s ‘Social Credit Score System’

Podcast host Joe Rogan said Thursday he’s “terrified” at the direction the country is going, and said vaccine proof is “one step” towards China’s “social credit score system.”

During a discussion on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast about what China is doing to regulate the internet, the host warned about giving the government similar control of our “everyday lives” with things like vaccine passports.

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

Judge Blocks New York Times From Publishing Project Veritas Legal Memos

A New York court judge, Justice Charles Wood, has temporarily barred The New York Times from publishing materials from a lawyer for investigative outlet Project Veritas. This comes as the media giant is attempting to report on Project Veritas, while being caught in another Project Veritas lawsuit themselves.

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

Kamala Harris to be President for an Hour

Americans woke up to the news that Kamala Harris will today become the President of the United States, for an hour.

Pray for Joe.

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

Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict: Protests Scheduled in Chicago After Rittenhouse is Found Not Guilty on All Charges

CHICAGO — Chicago activists are planning protests Friday night in response to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.

Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustic.

Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef, who is leading one protest at Millennium Park, said in a media release that many factors in the Rittenhouse trial were double standards.

Another protest is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Federal Plaza Saturday.

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

Kyle Rittenhouse Trial: Not Guilty on All Counts

KENOSHA, Wis. — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice.

Rittenhouse, 18, cried and hugged one of his attorneys upon hearing the verdict.

He had been charged with homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangering after killing two men and wounding a third with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle during a tumultuous night of protests over police violence against Black people in the summer of 2020. The former police youth cadet is white, as were those he shot.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Pandemic-Vaccine Theater: “The Jabbed Are Trojan Horses” Edition

So, getting vaccinated accomplishes one thing well. You are allowed to infect people, including those who might suffer and die, without guilt. This is why they invented the pandemic of the unvaccinated, which makes no sense.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Parents of Poway Unified School District Demand a Rejection of the Use of ‘Critical Race Theory’ Curriculum

POWAY (KUSI) — A growing coalition of parents at the Poway Unified School District held a rally and press conference to demand that the school board hold an open community meeting to discuss the classroom curriculum.

The parents allegedly say that the district had not been transparent about the use of “critical race theory” curriculum in schools.

On Thursday, KUSI’s Logan Byrnes talked to Frank Xu with the Californians for Equal Rights Foundation, about the rally.

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

Pollak: Joe Biden Can be Sued for Defaming Kyle Rittenhouse

President Joe Biden could face a civil defamation suit from newly-acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse for calling him a “white supremacist” last year — without evidence, and before Biden was able to enjoy the immunities of presidential office.

Rittenhouse was, by then, a “public figure” for the purposes of defamation law, and would have to show that any defendant acted with “actual malice” — that is, with reckless disregard for the truth. He could arguably do so for Biden’s false statement.

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

Prominent Conservatives Celebrate Kyle Rittenhouse Not Guilty Verdict on Social Media

Following the recent ruling in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial which found him not guilty on all charges, conservatives across social media have begun celebrating.

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

Rally at Balboa Park Protests Vaccine Mandate for City Workers

SAN DIEGO — A rally featuring a few hundred protesters, including police officers, firefighters and lifeguards, was held in Balboa Park Friday afternoon to demonstrate against San Diego’s impending vaccine mandate for city workers.

The event started around 3 p.m. in the park’s Organ Pavilion. It was organized by the group ReOpen San Diego, which has been active for over a year in protesting the city and county’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic. FOX 5 has a crew at the rally for further reports.

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

Ron DeSantis Threatens to Overtake Joe Biden in Presidential Prediction Market

The Governor overtook Vice President Kamala Harris in October.

Prediction markets are showing momentum for “America’s Governor” in becoming the American President.

Action on the PredictIt platform shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis nearing President Joe Biden in the estimation of its investors, after having overtaken beleaguered Vice President Kamala Harris weeks ago.

“DeSantis, who had been in fourth position, overcame Harris on Oct. 16 and is now just 1¢ below the current President with 22¢ as Harris has dropped to 13¢,” asserted a “Predictable Insights” email from PredictIt.

DeSantis’ rise in recent weeks tracks with a surge of enthusiasm for former President Donald Trump, who tops all options at 31¢ for a yes share.

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

SAF Condemns ACLU Statement Branding Kyle Rittenhouse a Deliberate Killer

The Second Amendment Foundation today condemned the American Civil Liberties Union for what it called a “deplorable reaction” to the not guilty verdict in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse by a jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Following the verdict, the ACLU posted this message via Twitter:

Despite Kyle Rittenhouse’s conscious decision to travel across state lines and injure one person and take the lives of two people protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by police, he was not held responsible for his actions.

SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb was stunned at the ACLU’s reaction.

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

Social Media Flooded With Memes Celebrating Kyle Rittenhouse Acquittal

Following the recent ruling in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial which found him not guilty on all charges, users across social media shared memes celebrating the ruling.

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

The Case for Vaccine Passports Has Been Demolished

Government data, and peer reviewed studies, show the vaxxed are just as likely to spread the virus as the unvaxxed.

That being the case, the case for vaccine passports is completely demolished.

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

The Deep State Pretends to Retreat

You know that the deep state has not conceded defeat on the mandates, right? They are appealing, while making persuasive arguments to swing justices on the Supreme Court, arguments that have nothing to do with law.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

The New York Times Held Back Story on Kenosha Riot Damage Until After 2020 Election

Former New York Times contributor Nellie Bowles has relayed a disturbing account of an incident at America’s ‘paper of record’ concerning coverage of the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the August 2020 police shooting of Jacob Blake — where during just one evening of ‘protests,’ the Kenosha Fire Department responded to 37 fires, multiple shootings, assaults, and other acts of vandalism.

In her “TGIF” newsletter (which can be read at Bari Weiss’ substack here), Bowles explains how she traveled to Kenosha to cover the riots — and in particular to see whether the prevailing Democratic narrative that the destruction was “both good and healthy” for promoting racial justice was true (it wasn’t).

After writing a sobering take on how the riots devastated small businesses — many owned by minorities who would have little chance of recovering, the Times refused to publish it until after the 2020 US election. In fact, they ran it less than a week later.

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

Verdict: Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Charges

A jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin, found 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges on Friday.

The jury had deliberated since Tuesday morning. Rittenhouse was visibly moved by the announcement of the verdict.

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

Woman on Rittenhouse Trial Court Steps Says ‘F*** America’ Before Collapsing

A woman standing with other protestors on the steps outside the courthouse where Kyle Rittenhouse was tried shouted “F*** America,” before collapsing to the ground, video shows.

The woman yelled a number of indiscernible phrases, before dropping to her knees and uttering the expletive, video shows. After covering her mouth, she fell to the ground and had what appeared to be a seizure.

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

Zero F***s Given: Achievement Unlocked

You wanted those rules, you got ‘em, and what you’re about to find out is that it isn’t just one 17-year-old kid, you’ve got a tens of millions of would-be Rittehouses out here, many of them itching and salivating for the opportunity to count coup on your skulls, and only the tissue-thin curtain of “rule of law” holding them back.

           — Hat tip: Nitzakhon [Return to headlines]
 

Austria to Go Into Full Lockdown as COVID Surges

Days after Austria imposed a lockdown on the unvaccinated, it has announced a full national Covid-19 lockdown starting on Monday. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said it would last a maximum of 20 days and there would be a legal requirement to get vaccinated from 1 February 2022.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Austria Announces New National Lockdown and Compulsory COVID Vaccination

The Austrian government on Friday announced that the country will go into its fourth nationwide lockdown and will make Covid-19 vaccines compulsory, as leaders again pleaded with the public to get their vaccines.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Austria Orders Full Lockdown and First Mandatory Vaccination in Europe

Austria is to enter another nationwide lockdown due to soaring infection and death rates, the country’s chancellor has confirmed.

Alexander Schallenberg said the shutdown aimed at containing a fourth wave of Covid-19 will begin on Monday for 10 days, with the possibility of an extension.

He said it would run for a “maximum of 20 days”.

He also announced it would be a “requirement to get vaccinated” in Austria from February 1 next year.

The rule, which will apply to all adults, could prove divisive, with Austria only the fifth nation to introduce such a measure.

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

Austria Braces for Protests After Announcing Full Lockdown and Vaccine Mandate

Thousands plan to descend on Vienna on Saturday to protest Austria’s latest Covid-19 measures, including a nationwide lockdown and vaccine mandate.

Austria’s domestic intelligence service has warned that protesters may attempt to enter hospitals after calls for “action” in anti-vaccine social media groups, the Krone reported, citing the interior ministry. Police increased presence around hospitals in the Salzburg and Upper Austria regions, current virus hot-spots.

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

Belgium: Brussels Hospital Staff Issue Strike Notice in Protest Against Mandatory Vaccination

The social white-collar union BBTK and the socialist public sector union ACOD have issued strikes for their members that work in hospitals in the Brussels-Capital Region. The strike notices have been issued in protest at measures making vaccination against coronavirus mandatory for all frontline (health) care staff.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Berlusconi Rejects Criticism From Within Forza Italia

Gelmini complained about lack of dialogue with party

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 21 — Ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday rejected some rare criticism of his leadership of Forza Italia (FI) from within the centre-right party.

On Wednesday Regional Affairs Minister Mariastella Gelmini complained at a meeting of FI lawmakers that the media billionaire had effectively stopped engaging in dialogue with senior members of his own party and listened more to the leaders of the other centre-right parties.

“I don’t know what happened with Minister Gelmini,” Berlusconi said as he arrived at the EPP’s pre-summit meeting in Brussels.

“Yesterday’s statements are the absolute opposite of reality.

“As regards relations with our ministers in the government, for example, there has always been a meeting of the three ministers with the leadership of Forza Italia every week.

“Today the newspapers were talking of a split.

“It’s all an exaggeration. There is absolutely nothing for me to worry about”.

However, another FI bigwig, Civil Service Minister Renato Brunetta, said Thursday that Gelmini, a long-standing Berlusconi loyalist, had expressed the “widespread malaise” that exists within the party.

Berlusconi also said Thursday that he thinks Premier Mario Draghi should continue at the helm of government.

He said he thinks that, although Draghi would be excellent president of the Italian republic, he is more useful to the nation as premier at the moment.

President Sergio Mattarella’s seven-year term as head of State ends early next year.

The centre right has said it is united behind a push for Berlusconi to take Mattarella’s place.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

‘Confusion Was Total’: Errors by French, European Intelligence Agencies Surround Paris 2015 Terror Attack

A French court has heard that there were a number of mistakes made both prior to and during the 2015 terror attacks in Paris which killed 130 people.

Two French officials, Former Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Former Attorney General François Mollins told the court on Wednesday that mistakes were made regarding the terror attacks, but that neither claimed to know who was to blame for them.

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

COVID in Germany: Bavaria and Saxony Cancel Christmas Markets

Bavaria announced on Friday that it’s canceling all Christmas markets in the state because of soaring coronavirus infections.

The state government has also imposed a lockdown on all districts that have a seven-day COVID incidence rate of over 1,000 per 100,000 people.

In those places, bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as cultural and sport venues will be closed, said state Premier Markus Söder after a meeting of his Cabinet in Munich.

“The situation is very, very serious and difficult,” he said, adding: “We have a clear goal: fighting corona, protecting people and protecting the health care system.”

Schools and kindergartens, however, will remain open.

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

Greece to Ban Unvaccinated From Indoor Spaces

Greece will soon prohibit unvaccinated residents from entering a litany of public spaces, the country’s prime minister has announced, claiming its current Covid outbreak is largely fueled by those who haven’t received the jab.

Starting next week, the unvaccinated will be barred from entry to restaurants, cafes, theaters, bars, gyms and museums, among other indoor public places, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday, noting that a negative Covid-19 test will no longer be accepted as an alternative to proof of vaccination.

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

Hungary Mandates Masks Indoors as Fourth Wave Hits Country

Battling the still rising fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Hungary will again make wearing face masks compulsory in all indoors public venues from Saturday, cabinet minister Gergely Gulyas said on Thursday after the weekly government session.

“From Saturday, it will be mandatory to wear a mask indoors, and a third vaccination will be made mandatory for health care workers. This is also planned in the state administration. In schools and vocational training institutions, the school management will decide on the rules for wearing a mask,” Gulyas added.

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

Italy: Young Teen Severely Beaten by Her Own Family for Refusing to Wear Islamic Veil

A young teenager who refused to wear a burqa — the most concealing of all Islamic veils which covers the face and body — was hospitalized in Rome, Italy, over the weekend after members from her own family nearly beat her to death.

The victim, a 14-year-old who is originally from Bangladesh, was hospitalized on Saturday with serious injuries after her brother, who was angry that she had chosen not to wear the veil, threw her against a wall and hit her over the head with a piece of furniture, Italian daily newspaper Il Giornale reports.

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

Norway: Vaccine Researcher: “Menstrual Changes Are Probably Related to the Vaccine”

The number of women reporting irregularities in their periods as a side effect make it difficult to find any other explanation than the covid vaccine, according to Norwegian researcher Gunnveig Grødeland.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Official Public Health England Data Says COVID Infection Rates Higher in Vaxxed Than Unvaxxed

The Spectator has published an article citing official data from Public Health England, which states that for the over 30’s, “the rates of Covid infection per 100,000 are now higher among the vaxxed than the unvaxxed.”

Well, this is awkward.

The article, written by Lionel Shriver, is titled ‘The absurd theatre of vaccine passports’.

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Police Fire Warning Shots During Protests Against Dutch COVID Measures

Police said they fired warning shots in Rotterdam, injuring some people, as protesters gather to contest new restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Rotterdam’s police said there were “injuries related to the fired shots” but did not specify how many people were injured and whether anyone was seriously hurt.

The demonstration started around 8:00pm and “resulted in riots,” police said in a statement.

“Fires have been set in several places. Fireworks were set off and police fired several warning shots. The riot police is presently present to restore order,” they added.

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Scotland Teases Extension of Vaccine Passport Program

In a few weeks, Scots might be required to show a vaccine passport to enter theaters, pubs, and restaurants, announced First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Industry bodies have warned the move will have a negative impact on businesses after an already-difficult two years.

In Scotland, vaccine passports are required for unseated indoor events with more than 500 people and unseated outdoor events with more than 10,000 people, as well as sexual entertainment venues and nightclubs.

Addressing the Scottish Parliament, Sturgeon said that the vaccine mandate might be extended to other settings starting December 6.

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UK Schools Are Planning to Cancel Christmas-Themed Concerts, Events

Bridgend Council in Wales UK announced that, for a second year running, there will be no festive Christmas events in the schools under its purview due to staff shortages and COVID fears.

“Unfortunately, due to limited staffing available to the local authority to support the likely increased take-up of the offer of a Christmas lunch, there will be no dedicated Christmas lunches provided in schools. However, some food will have a ‘festive theme,’“, said a spokesperson for the council.

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UK: London School Changes Building Name From Winston Churchill to That of a Black Football Player for ‘Diversity’

A school in London has changed the name of one of its buildings from ‘Churchill House’ named after Winston Churchill, replacing it with the name of a football player after students complained it wasn’t “diverse” enough.

Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School in Richmond replaced Churchill’s name with that of Marcus Rashford, a 24-year-old English football player.

“The children across school have been keen to change some of the names of the school houses to be more diverse,” the school noted, adding “We are pleased to be able to announce the name changes during Black History Month.

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UK: Lord Ahmed of Rotherham Sodomised Boy Under 11 and Attempted to Rape Young Girl, Court Hears

Former Labour peer Lord Ahmed of Rotherham faces charges of buggery of a boy under 11, the indecent assault of a boy under 11, and two counts of attempted rape of a girl under 16 at Sheffield Crown Court.

64-year-old Nazir Ahmed, who was elevated to the House of Lords by then-Prime Minister Tony Blair in 1998 after having served as a Labour Party councillor, chaired the South Yorkshire Labour Party, founded the British Muslim Councillors’ Forum, and been appointed a lay magistrate, is alleged to have carried out the crimes in the 1970s.

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Caroline Glick: Bennett Builds a Terror State

Standing at the speaker’s rostrum at the Knesset last week, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett declared, “There are no negotiations taking place towards the establishment of a terror state in the heart of Israel.”

Bennett was compelled to make his declaration because the political opposition insists that the opposite is the case. Bennett’s former political partner, MK Bezalel Smotrich gathered the requisite forty signatures to compel Bennett to appear before the Knesset last week and answer questions. Smotrich and his fellow members of the opposition believe that Bennett’s far-left dominated government is moving swiftly to establish a Palestinian terror state in the heart of Israel.

Events this week indicated that despite Bennett’s denials, the opposition is right.

In Oslo, Norway on Wednesday, the so-called Ad Hoc Liaison Committee convened for its semi-annual conference. The AHLC is a consortium of donor governments that support the Palestinian Authority. It was founded in 1993, immediately after the Israeli-PLO peace process was formally inaugurated on the White House Lawn. The peace process was dubbed the Oslo process because the secret talks that led to the official peace process were initiated in Oslo.

The AHLC serves a double purpose. Donor governments raise funds to finance and maintain governing mechanisms and institutions in the PLO-controlled Palestinian Authority. Those institutions and mechanisms are supposed to serve as the foundation of a future Palestinian state. The donor countries also fund projects geared towards developing the Palestinian economy.

Since 1993, through the AHLC and other international donor mechanisms, the Palestinians have received more foreign aid per capita than any nation has received in history. Despite this, the PA never formed a functioning economy. Yassir Arafat, his successor Mahmoud Abbas and their cronies opted instead to use the funds to form a terror sponsoring kleptocracy.

As more and more donor nations realized they were being had, AHLC funding of the PA plummeted by some 80 percent over the past decade. Whereas, in 2011, donor nations gave the PA $1.3 billion, in 2020, the sum had dropped to $500 million. This year, the PA is only expected to raise $184 million…

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New Zealand: Anti-Vaccine Mandate Protesters Gather for ‘National Compassion Day’

Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki has addressed protesters in Auckland Domain during “National Compassion Day”, an event railing against vaccine mandates.

The gathering in Auckland is one of several across the country demonstrating against vaccine mandates.

The activists are gathering under the banner of the Brian Tamaki-founded Freedoms & Rights Coalition.

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Thousands of ‘Freedom Protesters’ Gather in 13 Australian Cities in Coordinated Day of Chaos Against COVID-19 Vaccinate Mandates…

as defiant Melburnians fed-up with months of violent rallies storm the CBD to oppose them

Mass anti-vaccination protests have erupted in 13 cities around Australia with the Melbourne demonstration being interrupted by residents fed-up by the rallies.

Thousands of demonstrators have taken part in ‘freedom rallies’ and marched on the streets to rally against vaccine mandates and quarantine rules on Saturday.

Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne are among the 13 cities that have become overrun with demonstrators.

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Boris Govt Plan to Send Boat Migrants to Albania ‘Will Never Happen’, Says Albanian Govt

Hints in British media that Channel migrants will be sent to Albania are “fake news”, according to the Albanian government.

The Times, Britain’s ad hoc newspaper of record, published an article on Thursday morning headlined ‘Migrants to be held in Albania’ which quoted government sources as saying that the odds of a deal with Muslim-majority Albania to hold boat migrants for “offshore processing” of their asylum claims were “looking good”.

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Hungarian FM: EU Immigration Policy is ‘Shameful’

The European Commission’s position on migration is bizarre and shameful, with tens of thousands of people making their way to the continent from the south, southeast and east as a result of Brussels’ policy, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjartó said at a regional ministerial conference on migration in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday.

“Brussels is willing to fund everything that increases immigration pressure, but it is not willing to support anything that would reduce it and protect the people of Europe from this threat,” Szijjartó said.

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Media Still Describing Liverpool Suicide Bomber as “Christian Convert” Despite Massive Evidence to the Contrary

Media outlets in the UK are still describing the Liverpool suicide bomber as a “Christian convert” despite clear evidence that he faked this identity in an effort bolster his asylum claim.

32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen, a refugee who was born in Iraq, was killed when his homemade bomb detonated in a taxi while he was on his way to carry out the attack.

The intended target was either a Remembrance Sunday parade or a women’s hospital, outside of which the device prematurely exploded.

Immediately after his identity was made public, the media hyped reports that Al Swealmeen was not an Islamic terrorist but in fact a Christian convert.

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Migrants Surging Into Switzerland Via Trains From Austria

The numbers of migrants arriving in Switzerland on trains from Austria is rising, authorities have warned.

At least 38 migrants from Afghanistan were apprehended on Wednesday morning at the main station in Buchs, a city in the canton of St. Gallen, 20 Minutes reports.

“Since July 1st, over 2,500 migrants have entered Switzerland,” officials revealed during a press conference on Wednesday involving police, cantonal authorities, and the State Secretariat for Migration.

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Poland Says Some Migrants Still Try to Enter After Belarus Camps Cleared

WARSAW, Nov 19 (Reuters) — Migrants still tried crossing overnight from Belarus, although in smaller numbers and smaller groups, Polish authorities said on Friday, a day after Belarus cleared the main camps where people from the Middle East had huddled at the border.

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Sweden: Man Admits to Stabbing Children and Throwing Them From 50-Foot Balcony

A 43-year-old man has confessed to stabbing his own young children and throwing them off a 50-foot balcony in western Stockholm, which resulted in the death of one of the children.

The man, a migrant originally from Senegal, confessed that he had attacked his own children, both of which are said to be under the age of ten and then threw them both off a fifth-floor balcony, where they were both found earlier this week on Sunday evening in the area of Hässelby.

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‘These Are Not Defenseless Refugees’ — Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Corrects CNN

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour conducted a revealing interview with Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski during a segment that featured footage from a CNN camera crew present at the Bruzgi-Kuznica border crossing. That is the same location where illegal migrants recently assaulted Polish soldiers and police officers en masse.

It is worth noting, for starters, that Amanpour’s team was reporting directly from the Belarusian side while operating among migrants who are actively being used and controlled by Belarusian officers.

Given Amanpour’s line of questioning, one cannot help but sometimes being surprised by the naivety and emotion-driven nature of CNN’s “news” segments.

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UK Govt Deploys 150 Troops to Defend Border Against Migrants… in Poland

The British government is sending some 150 military personnel to help guard against illegal migration, but not to Britain’s own hotspot border crisis, but to the European Union member-state of Poland instead.

Britain’s Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace, has agreed with Poland’s Minister of National Defence, Mariusz Blaszczak, to deploy a roughly 150-strong force of Royal Engineers to the Polish frontier Russia-allied Belarus, which has become a hotspot for Middle Eastern migrants effectively trafficked to Minsk by Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko attempting to breach the eastern border of the EU and NATO.

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UK: ‘Exasperated’ Boris Johnson Orders Review Into Channel Migrant Crisis and Urges Ministers to ‘Redouble Efforts’ To Find a Fix as Home Secretary Priti Patel Explores ‘Greek-Style’ Asylum System After a Record 4,000 Crossings This Month

The Prime Minister has ordered a Whitehall review into the cross-Channel migrant crisis, it emerged last night.

Boris Johnson is said to be ‘exasperated’ by his Government’s failure to reduce the number of migrants on small boats making the journey and wants ministers to ‘redouble’ efforts to ‘fix’ the crisis.

Former Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, has been put in charge of the review, according to The Times.

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DuckDuckGo Introduces New App Tracking Protection for Android

DuckDuckGo is introducing App Tracking Protection for Android feature in beta mode in its Android app. The new feature will allow users to block third-party trackers like Facebook and Google hidden in other apps.

Some companies, including Google and Facebook, track you without your explicit consent on other apps they do not own. These hidden trackers are a privacy nightmare as they can track everything you do even when you are not using the app. Also, these trackers record your phone activity in real time.

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Video: More Parents Speak Out Against Sex and LGBT Books in Schools

Parents in Texas have voiced their concerns over books in schools describing acts of sex and issues around lesbian, gay, bisexual and gender identity, saying the material is inappropriate for children.

At a board hearing in the Clear Creek Independent School District, parents stood up and berated officials on the literature.

One of the parents, Mark Callahan, said “There’s an army of parents doing a deep dive into all things literature in CCISD.”

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/19/2021

  1. A xenophobic video clip against xenophobia posted by the Oryol Region Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
    The video shows Russian girls flirting with “southerners”. At this time, an embittered Russian guy in ankle boots (a sign of a skinhead) photographs them and posts this photo on the VK social network with the comment “Inkwell” – this is the name of Russian women cohabitating with Muslims from the southern republics. (Bottle for pouring black ink).
    Then the police come and handcuff the guy.
    You cannot oppose the occupiers!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na7v9rEbZvc

  2. “A Quick Post: Normalizing Heart Attacks”

    I don’t think we fully grasp the size of this situation, people “in the know” probably already sense the incoming disaster. I started getting Pfizer myokarditidis drug commericals in my Youtube streams – I don’t know if Pfizer is trolling me, but I rather suspect they already know at Pfizer, and are already running a “minimizing the losses” strategy.

  3. All the corona virus vaccines are “non sterilising” which means they give people antibodies to prevent death but do not stop replication and spread. Governments will have to accept this soon and then what is the plan? so far constant lockdown during winter months. Dr John Campbell points this data out in his videos. Over 90% of population have antibodies and STILL NO HERD IMMUNITY. If no vaccine can give the desired result then it will have to be a tablet like Ivermectin which stops the replication but so far all governments are blocking discussion and use of Ivermectin. They will have to do something as people will get sick of all the jabbing and isolating and rebel.

    • It never was about the health.

      An effective solution to protecting people from CCP virus would be the worst possible thing to happen to these fascists since it would remove the justification to all the powers they have seized and the freedoms they have stolen.

    • And you can determine from a few past stories from Australia that it is in the animal population. If the original virus is from bats, i would assume that bats can carry this strain, and the are essentially reservoirs for Corona viruses and Ebola. (BTW HAS ANYONE CONFIRMED BATS CAN CATCH THIS STRAIN! Cause if they can’t it is GMO). So it isn’t going away. That brings up another question, back when Obama was acting as Moron in Chief, did Fauci have anything to do with this push to bring Ebola infected persons here for treatment? That was one of the most stupid ideas I have ever heard. Ebola hangs around Africa in animal reservoirs that it doesn’t kill. I would assume this Corona virus can to.

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