Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/8/2021

Hundreds of Middle Eastern migrants swarmed the border between Belarus and Poland in their attempt to enter the European Union. Belarusian troops reportedly assisted the migrants in their assault on the border fence.

In other news, thousands of municipal workers in Los Angeles took to the streets to protest the city’s vaccine mandate for employees.

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Financial Crisis
» Food Prices Likely to Increase for Several Months as Inflation Continues, Experts Warn
» MSNBC Goes Full Clowntard: Gaslights That Inflation is a “Good Thing”, Deletes Tweet After Angry Backlash
 
USA
» Alec Baldwin Calls for Police Officers on Movie and TV Sets With Guns After Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting
» American Trucking Industry Short Over 72,000 Drivers as Biden’s Supply Chain Crisis Continues
» Attorneys Present Jurors With Dueling Portraits of Arbery
» Biden Targets Another US Pipeline for Shutdown After ‘Begging’ Saudis for More Oil
» Biden Administration Likens Polio to Coronavirus in Children
» California High School Quiz Has Students Identify Floridians, Texans as ‘Complete Idiots’
» Educators Say Critical Race Theory is Being Taught in K-12 Schools
» Heterodox Thinkers Start New University of Austin ‘Devoted to the Unfettered Pursuit of Truth’
» Hundreds of Thousands to Go on Four-Day Nationwide Strike Over Vaccine Mandates
» Hundreds Gather at Capitol to Protest Vaccine Mandates; ‘We the People’ Rally is Peaceful
» Joe Rogan Floated as Texas ‘President’ If State Secedes From US by Senator Ted Cruz
» LMPD: Man Found With Multiple Stab Wounds in South Louisville Dies at Hospital
» NASCAR Denounces ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ Chant: ‘An Unfortunate Situation’
» Nashville Pastor and Church Members Tackle Shooter During Service
» PETA Calls for Dr. Fauci to Resign: ‘Our Position is Clear’
» Revealed: Antifa Activist and Cancel Culture Crusader Nandini Jammi Was Banned From LinkedIn for Harassment
» Rittenhouse Witness Blows Case for Prosecution, Admits He Pointed Gun, Advanced First
» Seattle Parks and Rec Hosts Event That Excludes White People
» Slate Writer Claims ‘Woke’ Is a Racial Slur When Used by Non-Black People
» Thousands Gather in Downtown L.A. To Protest City Worker COVID Vaccine Mandate
» Travis Scott, Drake Sued for ‘Inciting the Crowd’ During Fatal Astroworld Set
» Trump to ‘Probably’ Announce US Presidential Run After Midterm Elections
» University of Minnesota Seeks “Design Justice” Architecture Professor
» US Judge Upholds United Airlines’ COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Employees
» Virginia Mother Banned From School Library After Exposing Presence of Graphically Sexually Explicit Books
» Watch: CNN Host Claims That Critical Race Theory is Not Taught in Virginia Schools
» Weird: Biden Yells and Points at Reporter Who Calls Him Out for Lying
 
Canada
» ‘Consent Not Coercion’ Rally Protests Vaccine Mandates
 
Europe and the EU
» At Least One Dead, Suspect Killed After Stabbing Outside Paris
» Czech President Zeman is Ready to Appoint Fiala as New PM
» Debate in Warsaw: Poland Should Actively Create a Christian Europe
» Exclusive Video: ‘System Change, Not Climate Change’ Green Activists Call for ‘Socialist Revolution’ At COP26
» Hungary is Safe From Energy Shortages, Says MEP Deutsch
» Jabs Forever: UK May Change Definition of ‘Fully Vaccinated’ To Mean Three Shots: Report
» Media Outlets Report Fake News That UK COVID Hospitalizations Are 14 Times Higher Than Last Year
» Scottish Nightclubs Bypass Vaccine Passport Mandate by Placing Chairs on Dance Floor
» Sweden: Police Were Called on Developers Who Created Privacy-Focused Open-Source Schoolwork App
» The EU is Proposing Blatant Mass Surveillance of Email and Chat Messages
» U.S. Finally Reopens to Double-Jabbed Brits After ‘More Than 600 Days of Separation’
» UK: Worker Dies Following ‘Medical Episode’ at Amazon’s Largest European Depot
 
Russia
» Captives of Russia: European Energy Prices Soar as Putin Holds Back Gas Supplies
 
South Asia
» Singapore Government Praises YouTube’s Censorship of Woman Alleging Vaccine Harm
 
Far East
» Family Request Parole for Jailed Wuhan Whistleblower Journalist
 
Australia — Pacific
» Protests Against Vaccine Mandates Continue Across Australia
» Queensland Lawmaker Yvette D’Ath Asked Twitter to Ban Rival MP Who Accused Premier of Promoting Vaccine Hesitancy
» Trump-Flag Waving Anti-Vaccine Protesters Rally at New Zealand’s Parliament
 
Immigration
» Biden’s Border
» Italy Receives 2,500 African Migrant Sea Arrivals in One Week
» Le Pen Warns Hungarians: ‘Avoid the Fate of France’
» Migrants Aided by Belarus Try to Storm Border Into Poland
» Migration Crisis: Iraq Orders Belarus to Shut Down Two of Its Consulates
» NRCC Poll: Majority Strongly Opposes $450k Payments to Separated Families
» Vaccine Mandate Could Deplete US Border Control Agents by Half
» Watch: Violent Clashes on Polish Border as Thousands of Mid East Migrants Besiege NATO Frontier
 
Culture Wars
» After Polish Woman Dies During Pregnancy, Pro-Abortion Protesters Hit the Streets
 

Food Prices Likely to Increase for Several Months as Inflation Continues, Experts Warn

Experts are warning that the price of food at local grocery stores are likely going to increase for several months.

Statistics Canada has reported a 2.7 percent increase in food prices over the past year, but new research is now showing that it may be actually five percent or more. In specialized areas such as that of meat products, more than 10 percent.

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

MSNBC Goes Full Clowntard: Gaslights That Inflation is a “Good Thing”, Deletes Tweet After Angry Backlash

While millions of Americans are suffering from runaway, galloping inflation everywhere (to avoid the dreaded “H” word that made Jack Dorsey every lib’s enemy #1) from the gas pump to the grocery store aisle — which of course affects low-income individuals the most, MSNBC has gone up to bat for the Biden administration, deploying their best pretzel-logician to explain why all this inflation is literally — wait for it — good.

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

Alec Baldwin Calls for Police Officers on Movie and TV Sets With Guns After Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting

Alec Baldwin wants a police presence on all sets where guns are being used.

The actor, who fatally shot “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last month when he fired a gun mistakenly loaded with live ammo, made the public plea Monday as Hollywood scrambles to avoid another catastrophe.

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

American Trucking Industry Short Over 72,000 Drivers as Biden’s Supply Chain Crisis Continues

The driver shortage many trucking companies has seen is facing an alarming gap in those hired to those needed, due to a tough federal drug-testing restriction that was imposed nationwide last year, placing added stress on supply chain issues facing the country

Over 72,000 drivers have been pulled from the roads since January of 2020 due to the implementation of new drug testing required by the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, according to the New York Post.

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

Attorneys Present Jurors With Dueling Portraits of Arbery

Prosecutors and defense attorneys on Friday presented dueling portraits of Ahmaud Arbery, who was either an innocent Black runner fatally shot by three White strangers or “a scary mystery” who had been seen prowling around a Georgia neighborhood.

In her opening statement, prosecutor Linda Dunikoski said the short cellphone video that stirred national outrage over Arbery’s slaying offered only a glimpse of the attack on the 25-year-old, who gave his pursuers no reason to suspect him of any wrongdoing.

“They assumed that he must have committed some crime that day,” Dunikoski said. “He tried to run around their truck and get way from these strangers, total strangers, who had already told him that they would kill him. And then they killed him.”

A defense attorney for Travis McMichael, the man who shot Arbery three times, put the shooting in a much different light. Attorney Robert Rubin described Arbery to the jury as “an intruder” who had four times been recorded on video “plundering around” a neighboring house under construction.

McMichael and his father, Greg McMichael, gave chase, hoping to detain Arbery until police arrived, Rubin said, but Arbery refused to stop and lunged toward McMichael and his gun.

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

Biden Targets Another US Pipeline for Shutdown After ‘Begging’ Saudis for More Oil

Despite approval ratings in the toilet, President Biden and his administration are reportedly exploring the closure of yet another pipeline in a bid to shift the US away from fossil fuels and appease environmental activists.

The move — shutting down the Line 5 pipeline which links Superior, WI to Sarnia, Ontario, would cost tens of thousands of US jobs, billions of dollars in economic activity, and further exacerbate energy shortages and price increases hitting lower-income Americans the hardest, according to a Thursday letter from 13 House Republicans led by Rep. Bob Latta

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

Biden Administration Likens Polio to Coronavirus in Children

First lady Jill Biden and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy kicked off their campaign to encourage child coronavirus vaccinations Monday by visiting the first school to inoculate children against polio in McLean, Virginia.

The administration is pushing to get children ages 5-11 vaccinated. The Associated Press states that 28 million children are eligible for the shots now that the Pfizer vaccine was approved.

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

California High School Quiz Has Students Identify Floridians, Texans as ‘Complete Idiots’

A high school principal is promising disciplinary action after a controversial history quiz generated accusations that it targeted conservative students by suggesting that “A group of complete idiots” are either Ku Klux Klan members, Florida residents, Fox News personnel, or Texans in the mutiple-choice test.

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

Educators Say Critical Race Theory is Being Taught in K-12 Schools

Teachers have taken to social media to debunk a claim by Democratic and academic officials that critical race theory is not taught in K-12 schools.

Daniel Buck, a Wisconsin teacher, tweeted a video of himself Friday, saying it is “patently false” to claim that critical race theory does not suffuse the thinking and pedagogy of modern educators. His tweet generated tens of thousands of retweets.

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

Heterodox Thinkers Start New University of Austin ‘Devoted to the Unfettered Pursuit of Truth’

A new university is coming to Austin, Texas. The formation of the University of Austin was announced on Monday by Pano Kanelos on Common Sense, the substack publication run by Bari Weiss. “We are done waiting for the legacy universities to right themselves. And so we are building anew,” Kanelos writes. Weiss is on the Board of Advisors.

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

Hundreds of Thousands to Go on Four-Day Nationwide Strike Over Vaccine Mandates

Authored by Enrico Trigoso via The Epoch Times

A massive, nationwide strike against vaccine mandates will take place from Nov. 8 to Nov. 11, according to the main organizer for the walkout, Leigh Dundas, a human rights attorney and public speaker.

The event will kick off in Los Angeles on Monday. The locations of the marches have not yet been disclosed.

The walkouts involve people from various industries such as trucking and telecom. Air and rail transport workers are not federally allowed to go on strike due to a law passed in 1926 named the Railway Labor Act, but some plan to protest anonymously.

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

Hundreds Gather at Capitol to Protest Vaccine Mandates; ‘We the People’ Rally is Peaceful

Hundreds of people gathered on the North Dakota Capitol lawn Monday to protest vaccine mandates and encourage state lawmakers to support certain bills during the Legislature’s special session to redraw legislative districts and spend federal COVID-19 aid.

Attendees sported red, white and blue T-shirts, carried American flags and held signs with messages criticizing vaccine mandates and President Joe Biden at the “We the People” rally. The protest coincided with the start of the session during which lawmakers will in part debate bills that would ban vaccine mandates and critical race theory — which centers on the idea that racism is systemic in the nation’s institutions and that they function to maintain the dominance of white people in society.

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

Joe Rogan Floated as Texas ‘President’ If State Secedes From US by Senator Ted Cruz

Coronavirus conspiracy theorist Joe Rogan has been floated as a possible candidate to be Texas’ president — if the state secedes from the US. Republican Senator Ted Cruz mentioned Rogan, while insisting he still has hope in the country remaining whole.

Speaking at Texas A&M University about ‘Texit’, as Texas’ secession plan has been dubbed, Cruz said he’s ‘not there yet’ in terms of supporting the move.

However, ‘if there comes a point where it’s hopeless, then I think we take NASA, we take the military, we take the oil’, Cruz said, drawing applause from the audience last month.

Cruz was asked if he would also take Rogan.

‘Joe Rogan, he might be president of Texas!’ Cruz said.

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

LMPD: Man Found With Multiple Stab Wounds in South Louisville Dies at Hospital

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville homicide detectives are investigating after a man was stabbed to death.

The stabbing was reported after 8 p.m. in the 3000 block of South 4th Street, not far from 3rd and Central Avenue, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department.

A spokesperson for the LMPD said 4th Division officers responded to the scene where they found the victim who was then transported to University Hospital.

Officials said the victim was in critical condition after being stabbed several times. The man was then pronounced dead at the hospital.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

NASCAR Denounces ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ Chant: ‘An Unfortunate Situation’

The popular anti-Joe Biden “Let’s Go, Brandon” chant has been denounced by the very sport from whence it came.

According to NASCAR President Steve Phelps, the “Let’s Go, Brandon” chant has created an “unfortunate situation” that the sport will not condone.

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

Nashville Pastor and Church Members Tackle Shooter During Service

A Nashville pastor and several church members prevented a tragedy Sunday after ganging up in a bit of spiritual warfare.

Pastor Ezekiel Ndikumana was delivering a sermon at the Nashville Light Mission Pentecostal Church when Dezire Baganda pulled out a gun and approached the altar. When Ndikumana tackled Baganda from behind, several church members joined the pastor and held the man down until authorities arrived, according to WKRN .

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

PETA Calls for Dr. Fauci to Resign: ‘Our Position is Clear’

The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals said that the National Institutes of Health leadership should resign, including Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“Our position is clear. ALL those in leadership at NIH, including Fauci, should resign,” PETA tweeted on Friday afternoon.

The tweet comes after a White Coat Waste report claimed that more than $400,000 in taxpayer funding was spent on experiments that involved beagles being given an experimental drug, then infested with disease-carrying flies. Fox News has not independently verified whether these experiments took place. NIH provided a statement to Fox News about the report in October. That statement did not deny these types of experiments took place or that NIH funded them.

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

Revealed: Antifa Activist and Cancel Culture Crusader Nandini Jammi Was Banned From LinkedIn for Harassment

Check My Ads’ co-founder Nandini Jammi has made a career out of targeting companies who place ads on websites she disagrees with. She has lately come after The Post Millennial and advertisers whose ads appear on those pages, but her direct harassment has not been without consequence.

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

Rittenhouse Witness Blows Case for Prosecution, Admits He Pointed Gun, Advanced First

A ‘star’ witness for the prosecution in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial just blew the entire case for the prosecution, after he admitted to pointing his own gun at Rittenhouse before the teen shot his bicep off.

“It wasn’t until you pointed your gun at him, advanced on him, with your gun — now your hand’s down, pointed at him — that he fired, right?” the defense asked witness Gaige Grosskreutz. To which he replied:

“Correct…”

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

Seattle Parks and Rec Hosts Event That Excludes White People

On Sunday, the Seattle department of Parks and Recreation cohosted and promoted an event which excluded white people, continuing the agency’s pattern of discrimination.

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

Slate Writer Claims ‘Woke’ Is a Racial Slur When Used by Non-Black People

Slate staff writer Joel Anderson claimed Sunday on Tiwtter that non-black people who use the term “woke” are guilty of using “a racial slur.”

“If you’re not black and started using ‘woke’ pejoratively sometime post-2018 or so (or worse, don’t know anything about the earlier iteration of the term), I think it’s fair to consider it a racial slur,” Anderson tweeted in a Twitter thread.

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

Thousands Gather in Downtown L.A. To Protest City Worker COVID Vaccine Mandate

Thousands gather outside Los Angeles City Hall Monday to protest the mandate for all city workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 18.

The vaccine requirements for city workers are meant to increase vaccination rates and stave off another deadly COVID-19 surge as the virus continues to circulate and the more-transmissible delta variant spreads.

The group Firefighters 4 Freedom organized the rally, dubbed “A March for Freedom,” saying it will be attended by firefighters, police officers, electrical workers, sanitation workers and city government employees.

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

Travis Scott, Drake Sued for ‘Inciting the Crowd’ During Fatal Astroworld Set

A 23-year-old man who attended Travis Scott’s disastrous Friday night Astroworld set is suing the rapper, as well as special guest Drake, for “inciting the crowd” that led to the deaths of eight people.

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

Trump to ‘Probably’ Announce US Presidential Run After Midterm Elections

In an interview with Fox News, former President Donald Trump indicated that he is likely to run for the US presidency again, in a bid to secure the second term he lost in the 2020 election to current President Joe Biden.

Trump “probably” won’t make the announcement, he said, however, until after the 2022 midterm elections, when the entirety of the US House of Representatives is up for reelection, along with 34 Senate seats. After the trouncing Democrats received during the most recent elections on November 2, all eyes are on the coming year’s contest.

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

University of Minnesota Seeks “Design Justice” Architecture Professor

By The College Fix

Faculty hires in ‘cluster’ should ‘support our BIPOC and other marginalized communities within their respective discipline’

A good architecture professor should be able to teach his students about building strong structures, but what is more important at the University of Minnesota is dismantling structural racism for the school’s latest hire.

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

US Judge Upholds United Airlines’ COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Employees

A US federal judge on Monday ruled that United Airlines Holdings Inc can impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on its employees that only provides unpaid leave for workers who are exempted for medical or religious reasons.

US District Judge Mark Pittman in Fort Worth, Texas, rejected arguments by employees that the airline was improperly putting them in an “impossible position” by forcing them to choose a vaccine or unpaid leave.

Pittman was critical of United Airlines’ “calloused” approach toward employees seeking religious exemptions, but said in the end human resources policy was up the company and no employee was forced to accept a vaccine.

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

Virginia Mother Banned From School Library After Exposing Presence of Graphically Sexually Explicit Books

Stacy Langton, a resident of Fairfax, Virginia, and a mother of a child in the county’s public school system, said that she has now been barred from entering her son’s high school library weeks after she addressed the county school board over the presence of graphically sexually explicit books.

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

Watch: CNN Host Claims That Critical Race Theory is Not Taught in Virginia Schools

Early on Monday morning, CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Sen. Rick Scott of Florida got into an argument over the phrase “critical race theory.” The CNN host’s definition of what the term means differed from what Scott meant when describing the left-wing “anti-racism” curriculum taught in Virginia public schools.

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

Weird: Biden Yells and Points at Reporter Who Calls Him Out for Lying

A reporter challenged Joe Biden this past weekend over claims he made that illegal immigrants receiving $450,000 a person were “garbage” despite the White House later saying that was correct. Biden reacted bizarrely by yelling and pointing from the podium.

First of all Biden claimed that he didn’t say the reports were “garbage”, another lie because he did, then he again blamed President Trump for the border crisis, and then he began to lose it altogether.

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

‘Consent Not Coercion’ Rally Protests Vaccine Mandates

More than 150 people in Nelson lined both sides of the street in front of the Provincial Courthouse Sunday to peacefully protest the B.C. government’s recent vaccine mandates.

The rally, dubbed “Consent Not Coercion”, was part of other scheduled events in the province as some members of the public continue to make their voices heard that they are not happy with the BC Government’s vaccine mandate that affects workers in the province.

In October, the BC Government announced a vaccine mandate that affect approximately 30,000 public service employees in the province.

Those workers have until November 22, 2021, to prove they have been vaccinated, or face the threat of being placed on a three-month unpaid leave.

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

At Least One Dead, Suspect Killed After Stabbing Outside Paris

French police shot and killed a man in the suburb of Villejuif south of Paris on Friday after he stabbed several people in a public park, with one victim later dying in hospital. A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said the man had been on medication for mental health issues.

The man had attacked “several people” in a park in Villejuif before he was shot and killed by Paris police. Police have not yet commented on a possible motive for the attack.

Police union official Yves Lefebvre said officers fired repeatedly because they feared the man was wearing an explosive belt and might blow himself up.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Czech President Zeman is Ready to Appoint Fiala as New PM

On Saturday, Czech President Milos Zeman received the chairman of the Civic Democrats (ODS), Petr Fiala, via a video call. According to the candidate for prime minister, the president expressed his wish for a new government to be formed as soon as possible. Zeman is still in the hospital.

“It was the good old Milos Zeman as I know him,” Fiala said after the call. He expects another meeting soon.

As Fiala pointed out, the speed of the whole process now also depends on whether the president will be able to take the following steps at his office at the Prague Castle or in his seat in Lany.

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

Debate in Warsaw: Poland Should Actively Create a Christian Europe

Poland needs to take a more active role in promoting a Christian Europe, said Former Polish Speaker of the Sejm Marek Jurek, who took part in the “Gender, Cancel Culture, and Freedom of Speech in the 21st Century” panel at the Clash of Cultures conference in Warsaw.

“In a very active way, Poland should aim to create a Christian Europe and Christian public opinion in Europe. Without it, there will not be an actual reconstruction of European civilization,” he said.

Jurek spoke with conviction about a debate that touches on a range of issues, such as discrimination, exclusion, and attempts to erase history. He emphasized that while it was important that Poland expresses its views on national forums and takes part in democratic processes, the country must also partake in international cooperation at the level of national governments and the European Parliament in order to defend itself from international institutions.

Father Dariusz Oko, who is also a professor, emphasized during the debate that the rules of nature and existence are unchangeable.

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

Exclusive Video: ‘System Change, Not Climate Change’ Green Activists Call for ‘Socialist Revolution’ At COP26

Far-left climate activists called for a “socialist revolution” — supposedly to help the environment — at the “Global Day of Action for Climate Justice” protest in Glasgow, Scotland.

Tens of thousands poured out onto the streets of Glasgow outside the United Nations’ COP26 climate summit taking place in the city. Organisers claimed that as many as 100,000 turned out for the Saturday demo, however, the figure has not been confirmed by police who monitored the event.

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

Hungary is Safe From Energy Shortages, Says MEP Deutsch

Hungary is safe because it is not threatened by energy outages like Western and Southern Europe under any circumstances, said Fidesz’s European Parliament (EP) delegation leader Tamas Deutsch on Kossuth Radio on Sunday.

Deutsch emphasized that the situation in Western and Southern Europe is serious. As he put it, “it is a tangible reality that blackouts, i.e. power outages that citizens are forced to suffer for a longer period of time in the winter months.” He pointed out that in Germany disaster management has made an information film about how senior citizens living alone can protect themselves in the event of a power outage lasting several days.

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

Jabs Forever: UK May Change Definition of ‘Fully Vaccinated’ To Mean Three Shots: Report

The UK government will reportedly change the definition of “fully vaccinated” to mean having had three shots and reimpose travel restrictions on people with only two doses.

British travellers are facing the return of quarantine and testing restrictions if they have not “topped up” their vaccination status, in a move intended by the government to curb the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, it is claimed.

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

Media Outlets Report Fake News That UK COVID Hospitalizations Are 14 Times Higher Than Last Year

UK media outlets reported that COVID hospitalizations are “14 times higher” than at this time last year, despite this being demonstrably false.

Both Sky News and ITV reported the comments of NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard, who used the figure during a plea for people to take booster vaccines.

Pritchard said the NHS was “running hot” and warned of difficult months ahead.

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

Scottish Nightclubs Bypass Vaccine Passport Mandate by Placing Chairs on Dance Floor

Scottish nightclubs are bypassing the country’s shambolic vaccine passport system by placing chairs on the dance floor and announcing that customers’ vaccine status won’t be checked.

Yes, really.

“Lulu, a major nightclub in Edinburgh, has begun marketing itself to unvaccinated Scots by advertising the fact that door staff will not be carrying out checks on whether customers have been jabbed,” reports the Telegraph.

By placing seats on the dance floor, the venue is asserting that it no longer qualifies as a nightclub and should be under the same rules as pubs, which aren’t mandated to ask for vaccine passports.

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

Sweden: Police Were Called on Developers Who Created Privacy-Focused Open-Source Schoolwork App

Instead of fixing what reports describe as a disastrous school app, authorities in Stockholm, Sweden turned on the parents when they came up with a competently coded, open source alternative.

The official app, Skolplattform (“school platform”), was launched with a delay in the summer of 2018, costing $117M to develop, and has been the source of headaches for half a million parents, teachers and students, who consistently complained about an overly complicated UI and the app’s general poor performance, and who “rewarded” its Android version with a dismal average of 1.2 stars, Wired reported.

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

The EU is Proposing Blatant Mass Surveillance of Email and Chat Messages

A German member of the European Parliament is warning against EU plans to adopt new, wide-ranging mass surveillance rules that he says would seriously jeopardize citizens’ right to privacy by forcing tech companies to give access to encrypted messages to the authorities.

And that is what the laws now in the works in Brussels — that are supposed to replace temporary rules adopted in July — are designed to do, by ordering messaging and video chat providers like WhatsApp and Skype to put tech in place that would provide access to people’s private communications and, thanks to an automated system, monitor chats in real time and report suspicious content.

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

U.S. Finally Reopens to Double-Jabbed Brits After ‘More Than 600 Days of Separation’

The United States is finally reopening to British travellers after almost two years of heavy restrictions — but for the most part they must be double-vaccinated.

Flights under the liberalised regime recommenced at 5 a.m. on November 8th, with some limited exceptions made for certain un-jabbed passengers — younger children and minors, for example, although over-twos will be required to take Covid tests.

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UK: Worker Dies Following ‘Medical Episode’ at Amazon’s Largest European Depot

An Amazon worker died as a result of a “medical episode” at a depot in Tilbury, Essex on Sunday, The Daily Mail reported.

The paper quoted an East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman — a call was received “at 8.10 am yesterday with reports of a person who was unwell in Winchelsea Road, Tilbury…We sent one ambulance, however, the person sadly died at the scene.”

According to police, the man’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

It is believed that the worker had arrived early and was sitting in his car waiting for his shift to begin when he fell ill.

Amazon’s depot at Tilbury is considered the biggest in Europe, with about 4,000 workers employed there. The company has faced criticism recently over working conditions at Tilbury after complaints emerged of staff being poorly treated during “exhausting” ten-hour shifts.

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

Captives of Russia: European Energy Prices Soar as Putin Holds Back Gas Supplies

The consequences of European — and thereby the UK too — dependency on Russia for energy are once again written in plain sight as gas prices soared on Monday after promised supply boosts failed to materialise.

Russia, which is the largest supplier of energy to Europe, had said that it would be rising gas flows to the continent on Monday. However, orders from a key Russian pipeline have shown that supplies will likely remain at their current level, prompting massive spikes in energy costs.

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

Singapore Government Praises YouTube’s Censorship of Woman Alleging Vaccine Harm

YouTube removed content on a Singaporean woman’s channel for violating community standards on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, according to a press release released by the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH). The MOH applauded YouTube for the censorship.

On November 7, YouTube removed a video posted by Iris Koh, a Singaporean woman who spreads warnings about what she says are the dangers of the COVID-19 vaccines. Koh is also the founder of “Healing the Divide,” a self-described “vaccine injury” support group.

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Family Request Parole for Jailed Wuhan Whistleblower Journalist

Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, who was arrested and currently serving a four-year sentence for reporting on the early days of the pandemic in Wuhan, has been protesting her sentence through a hunger strike. Her health has deteriorated to the extent her family is seeking medical parole.

Zhang was arrested last year in April and sentenced in December for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” (a vague charge used to stifle dissent in China). She was charged for live reports she had streamed from Wuhan to reveal how the government had attempted to cover up the coronavirus outbreak.

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Protests Against Vaccine Mandates Continue Across Australia

Hundreds of protesters demonstrating against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations have gathered in western Sydney as part of nation-wide rallies.

NSW Police say the ‘Reclaim The Line’ rally involving hundreds of demonstrators at Parramatta today peaceful.

Protesters formed a long line along the banks of the Parramatta River and held anti-vaccine placards with messages such as ‘No mandatory vaccine’.

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Queensland Lawmaker Yvette D’Ath Asked Twitter to Ban Rival MP Who Accused Premier of Promoting Vaccine Hesitancy

Twitter refused a request by Queensland, Australia, Health Minister Yvette D’Ath to ban a member of the opposition for accusing the state’s premier and deputy of being anti-vaxxers. D’Ath claimed that the Manager of Opposition Business Jarrod Bleijie was spreading misinformation.

In August, D’Ath wrote to Twitter directly to request the removal of tweets posted by Bleijie or the removal of his account. She was referring to tweets where Bleijie referred to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Deputy Premier Steven Miles as anti-vaxxers.

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Trump-Flag Waving Anti-Vaccine Protesters Rally at New Zealand’s Parliament

Thousands of anti-vaccine mandate protesters have reached New Zealand’s Parliament after blocking much of central Wellington for a rowdy event met with security not seen in decades.

The Freedom and Rights Coalition protest, seemingly against the vaccine mandate, swelled in size by the time it had left its rallying point. The coalition has a website registered to Destiny Church.

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Biden’s Border

One does not see reporting in the American news media nowadays about the “Biden Caravans,” thousands of immigrants making their way north to the border region of the United States. News media reports on the number of illegal immigrants apprehended at the border are also few and far between. The deficit in reporting and public attention does not, however, mean that the border crisis has abated. In fact, the crisis has deepened on all fronts: it is a humanitarian disaster compounded by rampant criminality and grave national security threats.

The “mother of all caravans” (also known as the “march for liberty, dignity and peace”) is on the way from the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala, to the United States. By the time you read this, they may already have arrived. More than 4,000 illegal immigrants are estimated to be in the caravan. Spanish-language reporting (that includes video) on the caravan claims that the group consists mainly of Haitians and Central Americans. Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, is quoted in a Mexican news story as saying that the government will act with prudence and caution in accordance with human rights laws, although he adds that migrants are being fooled because they will not be allowed to enter the United States.

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Italy Receives 2,500 African Migrant Sea Arrivals in One Week

ROME — A total of 2,572 African migrants have disembarked in Italy in the week between November 2 and 8, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported Monday.

This week’s additional arrivals bring the total number of migrants into the European Union (EU) in 2021 to 121, 463, the IOM noted.

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Le Pen Warns Hungarians: ‘Avoid the Fate of France’

Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has warned Hungarians to avoid the fate of France by refusing to capitulate to mass immigration.

The National Rally leader made the comments during an interview with Mandiner.

“(Viktor Orban) is not exaggerating at all. Eighty-five percent of French want to stop migration. If I could give one piece of advice to the Hungarians: take a good look around the world at what is happening now, and be careful not to get to the fate of France,” she said.

Le Pen has vowed to hold a national referendum which would put a halt to immigration if she wins next year’s presidential election.

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Migrants Aided by Belarus Try to Storm Border Into Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds if not thousands of migrants sought to storm the border from Belarus into Poland on Monday, cutting razor wire fences and using branches to try and climb over them. The siege escalated a crisis along the European Union’s eastern border that has been simmering for months.

Poland’s interior ministry said it had rebuffed the illegal invasion and claimed the situation was under control. The Defense Ministry posted a video showing an armed Polish officer using a chemical spray through a fence at men who were trying to cut the razor wire. Some migrants threw objects at police. Video footage from Belarusian media showed people using long wooden poles or branches to try to get past a border fence as police helicopters circled overhead.

Defense Ministry video taken later Monday showed the migrants settling in for the night by the border, having put up scores of tents and cooking meals.

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Migration Crisis: Iraq Orders Belarus to Shut Down Two of Its Consulates

The Iraqi foreign ministry has ordered Belarus to shut down two of its consulates in Bagdad and Erbil, announced Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski on Twitter on Saturday.

Jablonski held a phone call with Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister Nazir al-Kairallah on Friday to discuss the migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border and possible solutions to the crisis. The ministers also spoke about political cooperation, development and humanitarian aid.

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NRCC Poll: Majority Strongly Opposes $450k Payments to Separated Families

A new survey for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) finds that 63 percent, including 72 percent of swing voters, said they oppose “paying $450,000 for ‘psychological trauma’ to every illegal immigrant who was separated from their child when illegally entering the United States.”…

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Vaccine Mandate Could Deplete US Border Control Agents by Half

A source from within the Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) agency says that if the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate is implemented, it could cut the agency’s roster by as much as half.

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Watch: Violent Clashes on Polish Border as Thousands of Mid East Migrants Besiege NATO Frontier

Violent clashes have taken place on the frontiers of NATO and the EU as Poland defends its border with Belarus against thousands of Middle Eastern migrants driven there by Alexander Lukashenko’s regime in Minsk.

Aerial and on-the-ground footage released by the Polish authorities, government, and various official spokesmen show Polish police officers, border guards, and soldiers trying to hold back what is claimed to be thousands of migrants, some armed with wire-cutters, shovels, and axes being used to fell trees onto recently-installed protective fencing.

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After Polish Woman Dies During Pregnancy, Pro-Abortion Protesters Hit the Streets

Thousands took to the streets in Warsaw and around 70 other Polish towns in massive pro-abortion protests.

Last week, Polish media picked up the story of 30-year-old Iza, who was sent to hospital in Pszczyna during the 22nd week of her pregnancy when her water broke. She died in hospital due to septic shock. The deceased’s family and lawyer are of the opinion that her doctors chose not to terminate her pregnancy despite the fact that her fetus did not possess enough amniotic fluid to survive.

In the wake of her death, liberal-left activists and organizations called for protests on Saturday under the “Not one more” slogan. Many protesters held portraits of the 30-year-old Iza and also marched with banners with slogans such as “her heart was still beating” and “women’s rights are human rights.”

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

  1. With this and the EU, no wonder Poland is increasing it’s armed forces.

    I think, based on OOB and readiness levels, that Poland can take on Germany and win.

    An occupation, not so much. Well, there needs to be a plan for the immigrants. It looks like Germany is becoming ungovernable.

    • The German armed forces is in such a horrific state that it really could not defend itself, for everything has been cut to the bone and only 3 aircraft that fly, no belt fed machine guns, tanks with no crews, IFV’s with no crews, a navy that can’t put to sea and a border defense force who lack equipment and personnel. All cut by that commie bitch Merkel and crew. You have had 2 female defense ministers who hold the armed forces in utter contempt and the feelings by the military are mutual. It is so bad that Generals send newly minted lieutenants to major meetings and don’t take calls from the DM, the Luffwaffe send her tickets on major airlines in the back of the bus because their aircraft won’t fly. The DM has zero trust in the military that she uses other agency security staff for her executive protection. It has gotten so bad that the military never invite her to any military function and keep her out.

  2. Full planes of male migrants fly from the United Arab Emirates to Belarus.
    “They all stink. Even the flight attendant is complaining.”
    And in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, TV shows advertisements about wonderful travels to Minsk.

    Both videos can be viewed at the link
    https://vk.com/wall-189179245_329877
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    In October, the media wrote:
    Some Irish firms lease planes for Belavia, which are used to transport migrants to the EU border.

    https://cfts.org.ua/news/2021/10/18/es_mozhet_nalozhit_novye_sanktsii_na_belavia_kasayuschiesya_lizinga_samoletov_67225

    • The funny thing about those damn Swedes is that it takes a long time to get them angry, but when they finally do, it really is a sight to behold. Out of all the Scandinavian countries, the Finns and Danes love to fight, the Nords and Swedes take forever to get upset.

  3. Poland is facing an attack that is similar to the one Greece faced last February/March. Germany is supporting Poland and suggests measures against Belarus, something she didn’t in case of Greece, because the attacking country was Turkey.

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