Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/23/2021

The death toll in the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre has risen to six after an 8-year-old boy died of his injuries. Meanwhile, the judge set bail for Darrell Brooks Jr., the man who allegedly carried out the attack, at $5 million.

In other news, at least two workers were killed and more than a dozen others injured by an explosion in a Serbian munitions factory.

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Financial Crisis
» Federal Reserve Encourages Americans to Replace Thanksgiving Turkeys With Soybean Products
» Poll: Majority of Americans Say Inflation Has Forced Them to Change Thanksgiving Plans
 
USA
» BLM Responds to Kyle Rittenhouse’s Support: ‘I Don’t F*** With You’
» Crimes Spread South to Los Angeles as at Least 20 Suspects Attack Nordstrom
» De Blasio Wants New Yorkers to Show Vaccine Passports to Ride the Subway
» Fifteen State School Boards Associations Cut Ties With NSBA After ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Letter
» George Floyd Portrayed as Jesus in Paintings Displayed at Catholic University
» Group Protests Courthouse Mask Policy
» Harvard Study: Homeschoolers Generally Become ‘Well-Adjusted, Responsible’ Young Adults
» Judge Sets Wisconsin Suspect’s Bail at $5 Million
» Media Lied, Wisconsin Massacre Driver Was Not Being Pursued by Police
» Microsoft Promotes Its Own Edge Browser When Users Search for Alternatives
» New Black Panther Militia, Armed Activists Gather Outside Georgia Courthouse Awaiting Verdict in Ahmaud Arbery Homicide Case
» NFT Marketplaces Opensea and Rarible Delist Flurks Project From Cartoonist, Stonetoss
» Nolte: Only 36% Believe Kyle Rittenhouse Media Coverage Was Fair
» NYC Democrats Prepare to Give Voting Rights to Nearly 1 Million Non-Citizens
» Poll: Americans Prefer Hosting Joe Rogan for Thanksgiving Over Dr. Fauci
» Pollak: Kyle Rittenhouse Can Sue Jen Psaki for Defamation
» Popular Recipe Apps Are a Privacy Nightmare
» Report: Waukesha Parade Massacre Suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. Accused of Running Over Woman Weeks Ago
» Report: Democrats Want to Introduce Law That Would Allow Police to Confiscate Guns From US Troops
» Report: Junior Amazon Employees Had Access to All Customer Purchases, Including Celebs
» Tucker Carlson’s Rittenhouse Interview Gets 5 Million Viewers, Crushing CNN, MSNBC
» Twitter Has Censored Users for Saying Kyle Rittenhouse Did Nothing Wrong, Even After Acquittal
» University of Michigan Medical School Tells Students That Kyle Rittenhouse Could be in Jail if He Was ‘A Person of Color’
» University of Wisconsin Student Association Executives Call Rittenhouse Verdict ‘Racist’
» US Jury Awards $25m in Damages Over Unite the Right Rally
» Videos: Jefferson Statue Stuffed in a Crate and Removed From NY City Hall
» Waukesha Death Toll Reaches 6 After 8-Year-Old Boy Succumbs to Injuries
» ‘We All Know How the FBI Works’: Rittenhouse Says He’s Not Sure the Government Will Protect Him From Threats
 
Europe and the EU
» Czechs Divided Over Replacing Conventional Sources of Energy: Survey
» Horror: At Least 46 People Killed in Bus Accident in Bulgaria
» Ireland: Conor McGregor Trolls Immunologist: “I Know Nothing of Health…this Guy Does”
» ‘Reminiscent of Fascism’ — Croatia President Slams COVID Tyranny in Austria
» UK: A Pandemic of the Unvaccinated?
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Threatens to Ruin Easter Holidays Next Year With 2 Million Protesters Hitting Streets
» UK: Extinction Rebellion: Leeds Civic Hall Paint Protester in Court
» UK: Norms of Liberal Democracy Being Subverted by Fear, Warns Lockdown Sceptic Former Supreme Court Judge
 
Balkans
» At Least Two Workers Killed in Explosions at Serbian Munitions Factory
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Worst-Case Scenario: Over 1,000 Daily COVID Cases by January
 
Far East
» Facebook Bans Pages of Cebu, Philippines’ Governor Candidates
 
Australia — Pacific
» WA Premier Faces ‘Extremist’ Death Threats
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigerian Journalist Arrested After Reporting on Attacks Against Christians
» Sudan Has Been Censoring Social Media for the Last 5 Days
 
Latin America
» Dominican Republic: Protest Called Against Mandatory Presentation of Vaccination Card
» Dominican Republic: Woman With Lung Disease Denied Access to Subway for Not Presenting Vaccination Card
 
Immigration
» 61 Per Cent of Spouse Killers in Switzerland Are Foreigners
» Belarus: EU to Target Firms Trafficking Migrants With ‘Blacklist’
» Canary Islands: More Than 400 Migrants Rescued in Atlantic
» EU Needs to Implement Tough Australian Style Immigration System
» France: Migrant Arrested After Stabbing, Robbery Rampage
» France Finally Cracks Down on Migrant Smuggling as 15 Gang Members Are Rounded Up for Charging Hundreds of Refugees £5,000 Each to Cross Channel to Britain in Packed Boats
» Germany Disputes Claim That it Will Accept 2,000 Migrants From Belarus
» Ian Gallagher: Even Liberal Denmark is Sending Its Refugees Home to Syria Now ‘It’s Safe’
» Liverpool Bomber Used a Fake Jordanian Passport to Enter Britain: Report
» Migrant Smugglers Have a New Route From Turkey Straight to Calabria
» North Macedonia Arrests Afghan, Pakistani Smugglers Suspected of Torturing Migrants
» Swedish Scientists Prosecuted for Finding That Most Rapes Are Committed by Immigrants
» ‘This Piece is Full of Bias!’ Polish Official Fact-Checks CNN, BBC
» Touching Video: Children Overjoyed to See Their Police Officer Dad Return Home From Protecting Polish Border During Migrant Crisis
» UK: Nigel Farage Threatens Return to Politics if BoJo Can’t Solve ‘Out of Control’ Migrant Crisis
 
Culture Wars
» ‘Gender is a Fact ‘ Dave Chappelle Delivers More Trans Jokes at NYC Documentary Screening
 

Federal Reserve Encourages Americans to Replace Thanksgiving Turkeys With Soybean Products

The Federal Reserve is encouraging Americans to combat soaring meat price inflation by swapping turkeys for soybean products this Thanksgiving.

Yes, really.

“Between 1990 and the time of this writing, the average global price of poultry has been 6 times higher than the price of soybeans,” reports the St. Louis Fed.

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

Poll: Majority of Americans Say Inflation Has Forced Them to Change Thanksgiving Plans

A majority of Americans say inflated grocery and gas prices have forced them to change their Thanksgiving and other holiday plans, according to a Tuesday poll from the Trafalgar Group and Convention of States.

A total of 52% of those polled stated that inflated prices have forced them to change plans, with 31.3% saying they have been “significantly” impacted and 20.7% saying they have been “somewhat” impacted. Democratic respondents reported that they were the least impacted, with just 28.8% saying they were significantly or somewhat impacted, while 73.4% of Republicans and 58.4% of Independents said the same.

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

BLM Responds to Kyle Rittenhouse’s Support: ‘I Don’t F*** With You’

The avowed Marxist organization Black Lives Matter, a.k.a. BLM, issued a not-so-classy response to the now-acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse’s expressed support: “I don’t f*** with you.”

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

Crimes Spread South to Los Angeles as at Least 20 Suspects Attack Nordstrom

Los Angeles police say at least 20 people attempted to break into a Nordstrom store at the Grove shopping center on Monday night. A high-speed chase ensued with police following at least four vehicles.

Police said a storefront window was smashed in with a sledgehammer that was left at the scene.

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

De Blasio Wants New Yorkers to Show Vaccine Passports to Ride the Subway

Those that thought New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio intended to stop his vaccine mandates with requirements for city employees, restaurants, gyms, and public venues may be surprised to learn that de Blasio has a new target: anyone who rides the subway.

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

Fifteen State School Boards Associations Cut Ties With NSBA After ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Letter

Fifteen state school boards associations have officially cut ties with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) after it sent a letter to the Department of Justice calling on the FBI to investigate concerned parents as “domestic terrorists.”

As Breitbart News reported, at least 26 state school boards associations have distanced themselves from the NSBA.

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

George Floyd Portrayed as Jesus in Paintings Displayed at Catholic University

On Monday, it was revealed that The Catholic University of America has on display a painting and multiple prints depicting George Floyd as Jesus.

“The icon has no place at The Catholic University of America; it is blasphemous and an offense to the Catholic faith, but it is not surprising at all that it was put there,” a junior at Catholic University told The Daily Signal in an email. “It is just another symptom of the liberalization and secularization of our campus.”

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

Group Protests Courthouse Mask Policy

Demonstrators stood in front of the Bonner County Courthouse on Monday to protest the courthouse’s mask policy.

The policy, “Stay Healthy Guidelines” was enacted on May 11 mandating that all people within state buildings must wear a mask.

Governor Brad Little signed an executive order on May 28 restoring local government’s ability to create their own mandates, or lack thereof.

Bonner County residents in conjunction with People’s Rights group disagree with the policy. A demonstration of approximately 10-20 people met in front of the Bonner County Courthouse Monday afternoon to oppose the policy. They demand it’s against their rights to wear a mask, notably in the courthouse.

Some participants said they were concerned about their restricted ability to civically participate in court proceedings.

According to the demonstrators, this is a restriction of their rights under the U.S. and Idaho constitutions.

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

Harvard Study: Homeschoolers Generally Become ‘Well-Adjusted, Responsible’ Young Adults

Results of a study conducted by researchers at Harvard University found homeschoolers grow to be young adults who are generally “well-adjusted,” particularly showing characteristics of “responsibility” and social engagement.

Researchers Brendan Case and Ying Chen of the Harvard Human Flourishing Program discussed Chen’s analysis of data on more than 12,000 children of nurses in a recent column at the Wall Street Journal.

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

Judge Sets Wisconsin Suspect’s Bail at $5 Million

The suspect who allegedly plowed through a crowd at a Christmas parade had his bail set at $5 million on Tuesday, CBS News reported.

Judge Kevin Costello permitted Waukesha County’s district attorney Susan Opper’s request for a $5 million bail for Darrell Brooks, the suspect of Sunday’s rampage during the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, CBS News reported.

Judge Costello spoke on the extremely high bail, noting Brooks’ “extraordinary” history of violence and breaking the law. “I have not seen anything like this in my very long career,” Costello said, according to CBS News.

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

Media Lied, Wisconsin Massacre Driver Was Not Being Pursued by Police

Media assertions in the immediate aftermath of the massacre in Waukesha that the killer did not deliberately drive into his victims because he was being ‘pursued by police’ have been proven completely untrue.

Imagine my shock.

In the early hours after the horror unfolded, the corporate press settled on the narrative that culprit Darrell Edward Brooks Jr was ‘fleeing the scene of a crime’ after being involved in a ‘knife fight’.

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

Microsoft Promotes Its Own Edge Browser When Users Search for Alternatives

A leopard never changes its spots, as Microsoft’s recent behavior that saw the tech giant aggressively promote its own product, Edge, when people search for other browsers, seems to prove.

Microsoft has a long and inglorious history of anti-competitive behavior, particularly in the early years of personal computing when it absolutely dominated both desktop and server markets with the Windows operating system, and was in the habit of bundling its now discarded browser, Internet Explorer (IE), with the OS, which regulators both in the US and in Europe saw as anti-competitive behavior.

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

New Black Panther Militia, Armed Activists Gather Outside Georgia Courthouse Awaiting Verdict in Ahmaud Arbery Homicide Case

On Monday, as prosecutors and defense lawyers delivered their closing statements in the case of the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, black armed militias gathered outside the Georgia courthouse to march, with one notorious group issuing a warning.

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

NFT Marketplaces Opensea and Rarible Delist Flurks Project From Cartoonist, Stonetoss

A political cartoonist who goes by the name of “Stonetoss” or “Stone” has faced censorship on two of the biggest NTF platforms, OpenSea and Rarible, that decided to ban the artist’s Flurks NFTs (non fungible tokens).

No reason for the move has been given yet by either NTF marketplace. Stonetoss, an independent political webcomic, is known for taking aim at so-called social justice causes and the “woke” culture they have spawned, leading some to brand the work as right-wing in nature.

For that reason, those espousing left wing views have in the past campaigned to censor Stonetoss online.

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

Nolte: Only 36% Believe Kyle Rittenhouse Media Coverage Was Fair

The latest polling from Rasmussen shows that only 36 percent of respondents believe the media coverage of Kyle Rittenhouse was fair.

Rittenhouse, who faced life in prison for shooting and killing two (white) scumbags and wounding a third (who was also white), was found not guilty by a Kenosha, Wisconsin, jury last week.

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

NYC Democrats Prepare to Give Voting Rights to Nearly 1 Million Non-Citizens

Democrats on the New York City Council are preparing to give voting rights in local elections to nearly one million non-citizens across the city.

According to the New York Times, 34 Democrats on the city council’s 51-member panel have joined forces to deliver a veto-proof majority that will provide more than 800,000 non-citizens on green cards, visas, and work permits the opportunity to vote in city elections so long as they have resided in New York City for at least 30 consecutive days.

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

Poll: Americans Prefer Hosting Joe Rogan for Thanksgiving Over Dr. Fauci

Majority of Americans prefer hosting Joe Rogan for Thanksgiving dinner than Dr. Anthony Fauci, the results of a poll published Sunday showed.

The poll, conducted from Nov. 11 to Nov. 16 by Republican-leaning Trafalgar Group and Convention of States, found that 51.3% of the respondents chose inviting Rogan over to their holiday dinner compared to only 48.7% who said they would rather host Fauci.

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

Pollak: Kyle Rittenhouse Can Sue Jen Psaki for Defamation

Newly-acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse could sue White House press secretary Jen Psaki for defamation, following her claim Tuesday afternoon that he was linked to the Proud Boys and her implication that he was a violent “white supremacist.”

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

Popular Recipe Apps Are a Privacy Nightmare

Several popular Thanksgiving Android recipe apps — including those offered by the BBC and the Food Network — contain a large amount of third party trackers that are under the radar harvesting and sharing user data with advertisers, the Mozilla Foundation claims, citing its new research into the topic of aggressive data mining for marketing purposes.

Recipes Home, Allrecipes, and Food Network Kitchen cooking apps are described as most “data hungry” of the lot — but all are said to be guilty of this behavior.

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

Report: Waukesha Parade Massacre Suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. Accused of Running Over Woman Weeks Ago

A woman alleges that Darrell E. Brooks Jr., the Wisconsin man suspected of plowing his SUV through the Waukesha Christmas parade on Sunday — killing five people and injuring over 40 others — intentionally ran her over with his vehicle earlier this month, according to a Monday report.

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

Report: Democrats Want to Introduce Law That Would Allow Police to Confiscate Guns From US Troops

A report out of Military.com notes that House Democrats are aiming to pass legislation that would allow police to confiscate firearms from active duty troops.

The report notes that the legislation would permit civilian police to take the action against any military service members if they are accused of ‘domestic violence.’

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

Report: Junior Amazon Employees Had Access to All Customer Purchases, Including Celebs

An investigation by Wired revealed that Amazon allowed junior employees to access the shopping histories of celebrities including Kanye West and The Avengers actors. The online shopping giant denied the allegations, insisting it protects customers’ data.

According to Wired, thousands of employees had access to the search histories of Amazon shoppers and could look up the shopping history of anyone they liked. The purpose of the system was efficient service. However, some employees abused the privilege to spy on the shopping lists of celebrities.

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

Tucker Carlson’s Rittenhouse Interview Gets 5 Million Viewers, Crushing CNN, MSNBC

Tucker Carlson Tonight‘s exclusive Monday night interview with recently-acquitted 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was revealed to draw in millions more viewers than left-wing cable news competitors CNN and MSNBC.

According to Deadline reporter Ted Johnson, Carlson’s interview with Rittenhouse drew in over 5 million viewers total according to Nielsen research. Competing shows in the same time slot from MSNBC and CNN drew in 1.17 million and 762,000 viewers respectively.

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

Twitter Has Censored Users for Saying Kyle Rittenhouse Did Nothing Wrong, Even After Acquittal

Kyle Rittenhouse may have been cleared of any wrongdoing by the US justice system — but he is apparently still considered guilty by Twitter.

At least that is the conclusion of PhD student and Marine veteran Josiah Lippincott and others, who were suspended from the social media platform for saying that Rittenhouse — who was the defendant in the Kenosha shooting case — did nothing wrong.

It didn’t help that he posted the viral tweet the second time after the teenager had been acquitted — along with a screenshot of a message from Twitter informing him of the 12 hour suspension he had received several days earlier.

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

University of Michigan Medical School Tells Students That Kyle Rittenhouse Could be in Jail if He Was ‘A Person of Color’

Leadership at the University of Michigan Medical School sent an email to students claiming that Kyle Rittenhouse may have been convicted of homicide if he was not white.

Medical students at the University of Michigan received the email on Nov. 22 after university leadership concluded that students were “finding it hard to process and understand the verdict that Rittenhouse received.” The email, reviewed by the Daily Caller, claimed that “judicial outcomes in violent crimes have been inconsistent,” and attributed the inconsistencies to race.

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

University of Wisconsin Student Association Executives Call Rittenhouse Verdict ‘Racist’

Following Friday’s not guilty verdict reached in the Rittenhouse trial, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) Student Association Executives strongly condemned the verdict reached by the jury after four days of deliberations.

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

US Jury Awards $25m in Damages Over Unite the Right Rally

A US jury has awarded millions in damages against the organisers of a deadly far-right rally in August 2017.

The defendants were found liable in four out of six counts over the bloodshed at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Nine of those injured sued the event’s organisers arguing they had conspired to commit racially motivated violence.

A woman was killed and dozens were hurt after an avowed neo-Nazi drove a car into counter-protesters.

The total damages awarded amount to $25m (£19m), according to US media.

In court, the jury awarded $500,000 in punitive damages against 12 defendants, and $1m against five white supremacist organisations. Punitive damages are awarded at a court’s discretion to punish a defendant for conduct judged to be especially harmful.

Additionally, the jury awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to two plaintiffs and $200,000 against several defendants.

A total of $12m in punitive damages was also imposed against the driver of the car in the fatal incident.

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

Videos: Jefferson Statue Stuffed in a Crate and Removed From NY City Hall

A statue of Thomas Jefferson that has stood for almost 200 years was removed from New York City Hall Monday after a minority of Mayoral appointees deemed it to be potentially offensive.

Footage of the statue being removed was shared widely.

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

Waukesha Death Toll Reaches 6 After 8-Year-Old Boy Succumbs to Injuries

An 8-year-old boy who suffered injuries in Sunday’s Waukesha, Wisconsin, Christmas parade attack has died, NBC26 reported Tuesday.

Jackson Sparks, as well as his 12-year-old brother, Tucker, were seriously injured after a suspect plowed his car through a crowd at a parade in Waukesha Sunday night, killing 5 others and injuring more than 40, NBC26 reported.

A GoFundMe page set up for Jackson’s medical expenses stated he underwent brain surgery at Children’s Wisconsin after sustaining life-threatening injuries, according to CBS58. An update posted Tuesday evening said Jackson succumbed to his injuries.

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

‘We All Know How the FBI Works’: Rittenhouse Says He’s Not Sure the Government Will Protect Him From Threats

Kyle Rittenhouse commented Monday on the threats he had received, expressing his doubts about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) capability to protect him.

Rittenhouse, whom the jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin, found not guilty of all five charges related to his August 2020 shooting of three men during a protest, gave an interview to Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson, where he was asked if he felt the threats following his acquittal.

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

Czechs Divided Over Replacing Conventional Sources of Energy: Survey

Czechs are divided over whether it is possible to replace electricity production from conventional sources with wind and solar energy or biomass combustion, according to a survey conducted by the Public Opinion Research Centre (CVVM).

Roughly half of the respondents, or 47 percent, said that the conventional sources are replaceable, of which 14 percent are definitely convinced of this, and 33 percent are rather convinced. On the contrary, more than two-fifths, or 42 percent, of citizens expressed the opposite opinion in the survey. Of these, 28 percent are convinced that conventional sources are rather irreplaceable, and 14 percent think they are definitely irreplaceable. The remaining 11 percent of respondents are undecided.

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

Horror: At Least 46 People Killed in Bus Accident in Bulgaria

At least 46 people died after a bus crashed and burst into flames on a highway in the southwest of Bulgaria, the country’s Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday.

According to the official Bulgarian News Agency, all the victims were citizens of North Macedonia.

“According to preliminary data, a bus registered in the Republic of North Macedonia crashed on the 31st kilometre of the Struma Motorway. The accident killed 46 people,” the ministry said.

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

Ireland: Conor McGregor Trolls Immunologist: “I Know Nothing of Health…this Guy Does”

After receiving a backlash for questioning vaccine efficacy, UFC star Conor McGregor posted an image of an out of shape immunologist along with the sardonic comment, “I know nothing of strong immune systems or physical health, fitness and wellbeing. This guy does.”

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

‘Reminiscent of Fascism’ — Croatia President Slams COVID Tyranny in Austria

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic blasted Austria’s latest lockdown and COVID injection mandate as a “catastrophe,” saying the events unfolding remind him of the “fascism” of the 1930s, according to reports.

President Milanovic has repeatedly broken with the majority of his contemporaries in expressing frustration over medical authoritarianism and COVID hysteria pushed by the mainstream media and globalists.

During a press conference outside military barracks in Nasice, Milanovic was asked about the new lockdown in Austria, which began as one only for the ‘unvaccinated’ but was quickly expanded to include all residents effective Monday.

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

UK: A Pandemic of the Unvaccinated?

A Guardian report claims COVID is now a “disease of the unvaccinated.”

But the official data proves that to simply not be true.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Threatens to Ruin Easter Holidays Next Year With 2 Million Protesters Hitting Streets

EXTINCTION Rebellion has threatened to ruin the Easter holidays next year as they plan to get 2 MILLION protesters hitting the streets.

The eco-warriors will mobilise the hundreds of thousands of protesters to cause disruption next April in what they’ve described as “the largest act of civil resistance in UK history.”

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion: Leeds Civic Hall Paint Protester in Court

An Extinction Rebellion protester who poured paint over the steps of a council building was found with red stains on her hands, a court has heard.

Elizabeth Pell, 32, denies criminal damage by dumping the liquid and leaving a series of red handprints on stone columns outside Leeds Civic Hall.

Ms Pell told officers the paint was washable and would disappear when it rained, Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard.

She was arrested after refusing to give her details, a trial was told.

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

UK: Norms of Liberal Democracy Being Subverted by Fear, Warns Lockdown Sceptic Former Supreme Court Judge

Former British Supreme Court judge Lord Jonathan Sumption has warned that “Europe’s new wave of Covid authoritarianism” has exposed how easily society can be subverted by panic and fear.

Lord Sumption made the remarks on the day Austria went into full lockdown, after the European country had declared a legal mandate for all residents to be vaccinated from February 1st or face fines or potentially, prison. Austria has become the first Western country, and one of the first in the world, to make vaccination against the Chinese virus mandatory.

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

At Least Two Workers Killed in Explosions at Serbian Munitions Factory

At least two people have died after a series of explosions ripped through a munitions factory in Serbia.

Police said the first blast occurred at around 14:00 local time at a warehouse where rockets were stored, on the outskirts of Belgrade.

Two workers were killed and at least sixteen others were injured, the interior ministry said in a statement .

Rescue services were using drones to look for more victims, while firefighters pulled five people from the rubble.

The explosions took place at a factory in the town of Bubanj Potok, which produces rocket fuel and several other munitions.

Euronews Serbia reports that around 40 people were inside the warehouse when the explosion took place. An investigation has been launched.

Some of the injured workers were transferred to hospitals in Belgrade with severe burns while more people remain missing…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Worst-Case Scenario: Over 1,000 Daily COVID Cases by January

The Coronavirus Cabinet convened Tuesday night and the ministers were presented with a number of scenarios — including a scenario according to which the coefficient of infection continues to rise and in which there will be between 1,000 and 3,000 new verified coronavirus cases per day by January.

The team of Hebrew University researchers pointed to an increase in the number of vaccinated adolescents in the age group 13-18 who have recently been diagnosed with coronavirus, rising from 12% in early November to 16% in recent days.

The researchers noted that the significant increase in the rate of infection in adolescents is an important statistic since most of them are vaccinated with two vaccines.

According to the expert team’s report, there is an expectation of a gradual increase in morbidity and efforts should be invested in vaccinating children and providing the booster shot to adolescents.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced at the meeting that he intends to promote a move in which the children studying in schools and kindergartens will undergo antigen tests before returning to school from the Hanukkah holiday.

During the meeting, Bennett said, “There is a very strong and severe wave of the Delta strain that has hit the world in Eastern Europe and now also in Western Europe. Austria is in a general lockdown. We see a jump in high numbers in some countries. In many Western countries there is a significant increase. This is mainly due to the fact that they did not give the booster shots in time.”

“Here in Israel we are controlling the epidemic well. We also overcame the fourth wave without closing businesses, making a general lockdown and without preventing studies, and we also created a set of tools that we did not have before like serological and antigen tests to control the disease. Here in Israel there is a disturbing trend of childhood disease.[…]

He said, “We set out today with the pediatric vaccination campaign. There are about 3 million children in the world who have been vaccinated. It is very important that we give a boost to this move. There are currently no components of pressure through incentives or green passes. We are simply engaging in an information campaign that is mainly about transparency. We explain that the vaccines are safe, that the risks of symptoms such as heart inflammation are higher in children with coronavirus than in children who get the coronavirus vaccine. In my experience, some things may come out, so please do not say things that might hurt the campaign[…]

[water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink — and so the delusion and the lies persists — now suffer the little children]

           — Hat tip: MC [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Bans Pages of Cebu, Philippines’ Governor Candidates

The campaign page of Ace Durano and Hilario Davide III, running for governor and deputy governor in Cebu, a province in the Philippines, has been removed by Facebook. Durano feels the removal was as a result of a coordinated attack because nothing objectionable was posted prior to the take down.

The campaign team said that the page, which had 4,000 followers, was gaining traction.

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

WA Premier Faces ‘Extremist’ Death Threats

Mark McGowan has urged West Australians to distance themselves from “extremist” anti-vaxxers after two young men allegedly threatened to behead the premier…

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Nigerian Journalist Arrested After Reporting on Attacks Against Christians

A Nigerian Christian journalist has been imprisoned following his reporting of attacks on Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt and his criticism of the government’s response, the Barnabas Fund reported Monday.

Officials of Kaduna State arrested Epoch Times journalist Luka Binniyat November 4 and charged him with transmitting electronic information known “to be false” under the nation’s Cybercrimes Act.

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

Sudan Has Been Censoring Social Media for the Last 5 Days

Social media sites have been blocked in Sudan for five days now. Sudanese citizens are being forced to use VPN services to access blocked networks, including, Twitter, Facebook, and Twitter and work out what’s happening in the country.

Last week, authorities in Sudan blocked access to social media networks. The social media blockade followed a junta-enforced internet blackout that lasted more than three weeks; since the military seized power on October 25 in a coup led by General Abdelfattah El Burhan.

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

Dominican Republic: Protest Called Against Mandatory Presentation of Vaccination Card

Santo Domingo, DR.

A group of people protested this Sunday in the Plaza de la Bandera against vaccination cards.

Leaders of some movements such as “No tenemos miedo,” “Las intocables,” “Mujeres de acero,” “Toy cansao,’“ “Dios, patria y libertad,” “G-10,” “La antigua orden dominicana,” among other independent organizations, have come together demanding what they call as “no violation of their rights, and freedom.”

The representative of one of the attending groups, Wendy Santiago, explained to this newspaper that they will continue the demonstrations against the resolution issued by the Ministry of Public Health, which obliges citizens to carry the Covid-19 vaccination card to enter public spaces, accompanied by their identity card.

“Those of us who are not vaccinated are not spreading any virus, because we are not carriers of any virus, and if there is something to vaccinate we ask the State to vaccinate the air, because the work that had to be done by sprinkling the streets with chloroquine, to disperse the pollutivity of the virus was not done,” emphasized Wendy Santiago.

The demonstrators shouted: “Today it is vaccine, and tomorrow dictatorship,” and “With card or without card this homeland is respected.”

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Dominican Republic: Woman With Lung Disease Denied Access to Subway for Not Presenting Vaccination Card

Santo Domingo, DR.

Mrs. Susana would make regular use of the subway this Tuesday morning at the Maria Montez station. Still, she was not allowed access because she did not present the vaccination card, which has been required in public spaces since October 18 as a measure to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and those not vaccinated can be inoculated.

Susana, who did not want to give more details of her identity, said she could not be vaccinated because she has a pulmonary problem, but she had a coronavirus test at least a week ago. However, the test must be 48 hours to enter a facility, according to resolution number 00048 issued by the Ministry of Public Health.

Susana’s case was registered in the long lines at the station, and after the security, agents asked for the vaccination card and ID card. This resulted in crowding and complaints from the users of the transportation services.

Susana was on her way to a medical appointment and indicated that she had no choice but to ask for a cab.

In the same way, she pointed out that these actions of denying her a public service does not surprise her and that the word of God says that the times “will go from bad to worse.”

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61 Per Cent of Spouse Killers in Switzerland Are Foreigners

Statistics from Switzerland reveal that 61 per cent of men who kill their wives in the country come from migrant backgrounds, despite migrants only making up around a quarter of the country’s population.

For the last ten years, Switzerland has seen a steady rate of around twenty women murdered by their partners each year.

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Belarus: EU to Target Firms Trafficking Migrants With ‘Blacklist’

European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen has said the EU aims to create a watchlist to deter intermediaries from transporting migrants to Belarus.

Speaking at the European Parliament, von der Leyen said Brussels would stand in solidarity with EU member states Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.

She rejected the idea that there was a migrant crisis at Europe’s eastern frontier, saying instead that it was an attempt by Belarus to “destabilize the bloc.”

What is the latest plan?

Von der Leyen said she would propose rules to European Parliament lawmakers to “blacklist all means and modes of transport involved in trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants.”

“Today the Commission is putting forward a legislative proposal to do this,” she said.

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Canary Islands: More Than 400 Migrants Rescued in Atlantic

ARGUINEGUIN — Spanish rescuers have saved and disembarked more than 400 migrants and asylum-seekers to the Canary Islands in the past two days as they attempted to reach the Atlantic Ocean archipelago from West Africa on several overcrowded, unsafe smuggling boats.

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EU Needs to Implement Tough Australian Style Immigration System

The law of the European Union regulating migration is outdated and not suitable for an effective fight against illegal immigration, Balazs Orban, secretary of state at the Prime Minister’s Office, said at the English-language Friends of Hungary Foundation online conference on Monday.

“Hungary is trying to protect its borders,” Orban emphasized. He said the EU needs to be more rigorous even than Australia, which is known for its tough but successful immigration policy. No one can enter that country illegally, and if someone does try, they should lose their chance of asylum.

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France: Migrant Arrested After Stabbing, Robbery Rampage

Police in France arrested a knife-wielding migrant suspected of attacking at least four people during a weekend rampage, according to reports.

The string of ambushes began at around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night in the city of Montpellier.

A couple in their sixties had entered the lobby of their apartment when the suspect, a young adult male, rushed in after them and demanded their valuables.

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France Finally Cracks Down on Migrant Smuggling as 15 Gang Members Are Rounded Up for Charging Hundreds of Refugees £5,000 Each to Cross Channel to Britain in Packed Boats

France has finally cracked down on migrant smuggling and detained 15 suspected members of an international smuggling syndicate that helped people illegally cross the Channel to Britain.

The gang members allegedly charged hundreds of refugees £5,000 each for a place in a packed boat across the Channel.

The announcement comes as tensions grow between London and Paris over the record numbers of migrants crossing the Channel, with Britain urging tougher action from France to stop them making the voyage.

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Germany Disputes Claim That it Will Accept 2,000 Migrants From Belarus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone calls for with Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko were met with concern from the Polish government, but Poland’s interior minister is now attempting to clear up what he says was a confusing diplomatic situation.

“German authorities support Poland, accept what the Polish government is doing, and publicly display solidarity with our actions associated with the situation on the border with Belarus,” Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski emphasized during his Monday interview for Polsat News television channel.

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Ian Gallagher: Even Liberal Denmark is Sending Its Refugees Home to Syria Now ‘It’s Safe’

Denmark has become the first European nation to begin sending Syrian refugees who fled the civil war back home.

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Liverpool Bomber Used a Fake Jordanian Passport to Enter Britain: Report

Liverpool bomber Emad Al Swealmeen reportedly entered the UK with a forged passport from Jordan resulting in his asylum claim being denied. Despite this, he was left free in the country to carry out the attack on Remembrance Sunday.

Leaked documents from Emad Al Swealmeen’s 2014 forensic asylum interview have revealed that the would-be terrorist had a history of lying in order to increase his chances to gain asylum in Britain.

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Migrant Smugglers Have a New Route From Turkey Straight to Calabria

Migrants usually go to the European Union via the Mediterranean Sea through the shortest possible route, but now a new route is opening to Calabria, Italy, which only a select few can afford.

According to the AP, richer Afghans, Iraqis, Iranians, and Kurds are increasingly using this route. For a trip from Turkey on new or almost new sailboats, which are easier to avoid detection by the authorities, they have to pay smugglers far more than on other routes. A ticket for an adult costs up to $10,000 (€8,881) and an average of $4,500 (€3,997) for children.

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North Macedonia Arrests Afghan, Pakistani Smugglers Suspected of Torturing Migrants

A group of two Pakistanis and two underage Afghans was detained in North Macedonia over crimes they allegedly committed against other migrants, local authorities said on Sunday.

The four detainees are suspected of being a part of a human smuggling ring. Prosecutors claim the group set up improvised camps near the Serbian border where they would house migrants who had arrived from Greece in hopes of reaching western Europe.

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Swedish Scientists Prosecuted for Finding That Most Rapes Are Committed by Immigrants

A recent case in Sweden could explain why politicians and human rights activists often claim there is no scientific evidence for higher criminality within immigrant communities in Western societies.

A recent case in Lund University is now serving as a clear-cut example of what happens when researches try to gather scientific evidence regarding issues that might not support the officially sanctioned political narrative. It also demonstrates that how funds are restricted for studying the impact of immigration, how research into the subject is not permitted by universities, and how scientists who disobey the restrictions face serious persecution.

This is what has happened to Professor Kristina Sundquist from Sweden’s Lund University, who alongside two other colleagues, conducted detailed research into the profile of those who commit sexual violence in Sweden. The research was not aimed at racially profiling the offenders, as the scientists themselves put it, but they nevertheless have discovered some facts about the ethnic profile of rapists by accident.

Sundquist, who is the most cited professor at her university regarding social research, is now being investigated for publishing an unauthorized research report, and may face prosecution for coming to the conclusion that the vase majority of rapes are committed by immigrants to the country.

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‘This Piece is Full of Bias!’ Polish Official Fact-Checks CNN, BBC

A Polish Government Official has slammed reports from CNN and the BBC on the ongoing Belarus border crisis for demonstrating left-wing bias.

Poland’s Spokesperson of the Minister-Special Services Coordinator, Stanislaw Zaryn, heavily criticized the two articles, saying that the article published by the BBC was “full of bias” and that the CNN article was “absurd”.

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Touching Video: Children Overjoyed to See Their Police Officer Dad Return Home From Protecting Polish Border During Migrant Crisis

In an incredibly touching video, Polish police officer Zbigniew Niewiadomski returns home after several weeks of service at the Polish-Belarusian border during the current crisis. His children’s reaction speaks for itself.

“Explosions of happiness, tears of joy and relief that their dad police officer has returned home after a few weeks of service at the border. Not every hero wears a cape. P.S. Warm regards to officer Zbigniew Niewiadomski’s wife and children from the 2nd Prevention Unit company,” the tweet reads.

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UK: Nigel Farage Threatens Return to Politics if BoJo Can’t Solve ‘Out of Control’ Migrant Crisis

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has threatened to return to frontline politics if Prime Minister Boris Johnson fails to tackle the illegal boat migrant crisis.

Earlier this year, Nigel Farage stepped aside from front-line politics after the United Kingdom successfully left the European Union. Mr Farage then took up a role as a prime time news anchor on the upstart, self-proclaimed ‘anti-woke’ GB News channel.

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‘Gender is a Fact ‘ Dave Chappelle Delivers More Trans Jokes at NYC Documentary Screening

During Monday night’s screening of his documentary project Untitled, comedian Dave Chappelle delivered more jokes about transgender people a little over a month after backlash began over jokes made in his Netflix special, The Closer.

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/23/2021

  1. re: Poll: Americans Prefer Joe Rogan for Thanksgiving Over Dr. Fauci

    I very much doubt Fauci would taste better than a turkey … even with gallons of Chianti. Even soy derivatives would be better.

    (with a h/t to Dr. Hannibal Lecter)

  2. Poland against mandatory vaccinations..https://www.pap.pl/en/news/news,937907,president-against-mandatory-vaccination.html
    Christmas time around the corner in Poland.. King and Creator of whole Universe will be born !!! Awesome time waiting for His coming !! no vaccine needed .Come visit us ! Spend Christmas with us in Old Style ..Flight are very cheap so accommodation..Polish traditional food delicious..Safe like in Haven!! :-))
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FE0vrv2WUAcUCmM?format=jpg&name=large
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FEtLYnBXMAQqExE?format=jpg&name=large
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    • I love that Mathoney!

      I wish that I could get there. Alas we are still imprisoned in Australia.

      One may only leave Australia in a half dead state – that is double quaxed.

      It is wonderful to see what we once all took for granted being celebrated so indulgently in Poland!

      What a wonderful race of people.

      Viva le Polska!

      • come over !! 600-700 $ AUS per month will be enough for comfortable life
        I left US and Canada and there is no time a regret..
        People in Poland has strong connections with US,Canada and Australia..English widely used..None Australian scorching heat..
        My full cover car insurance 350 $ a year..:-))

      • ..”It is wonderful to see what we once all took for granted ”
        What’s is most shocking for my US and Canadian friends visiting is a crowd of only White people..
        Nowhere to see west of Poland..
        It took me a bit well to adjust to it..
        Bady language and same cultural behaviour gives a fantastic feeling of belongings and home..
        No political correctness at all..You can fully speak your mind..

  3. 1) Why bail for Brooks?

    This is more encouraging criminals and hurting the normals.

    2) In your mind, replace the terms migrants, illegals, asylum seekers, etc. with one word.

    Barbarians.

    Note the Oxford comma.

  4. And why Iran is so eager to start a war with Israel

    And why Ukraine and Poland are so eager to start a war with Russia.

    Well this is understood because USA sics them.

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