Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/24/2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that getting vaxed for the sake of others follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. Meanwhile, experts on COVID in Finland demand that all indoor public events be banned to inhibit the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus.

In other news, more than 800 migrants are on board NGO migrant-rescue ships in the Mediterranean, waiting for access to European ports.

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

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USA
» Americans Are Fleeing Blue State Cities
» Baltimore Police Officer, Mother of 4, Dies After Ambush
» BLM Group Promotes ‘Smash and Grab’ Event, Terrorizes Xmas Shoppers in Beverly Hills
» CNN Correspondent Comments on Biden Appearing “Confused” After Yet Another Slip Up
» Copyright Lawsuit Against Journalist Andy Ngô is Dropped
» Donor Withholds $4.5 Million From Chicago School Until Former Terrorist Prof. Is Fired
» Historic Teddy Roosevelt Statue is Officially Removed From NYC’s Central Park — Has Been Stationed Outside World-Famous American Museum of Natural History Since 1940
» ‘It Doesn’t Scare Me Away’: Oakbrook Center’s Christmas Eve Shoppers Unfazed After Thursday Shooting That Left 4 People Injured
» LOL: Biden Tricked Into Agreeing With ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ During Norad Event
» New York Judge Rebukes NY Times, Says it Violated Project Veritas’ Attorney-Client Privilege
» New York Gov. Hochul Signs Law Punishing Forgery of Vaccine Cards by 1 Year in Prison
» ‘Nobody Wants This Crap’: DeSantis Champions Bill Allowing Parents, Employees to Sue Over CRT Harm
» Progressive DA Larry Krasner’s Office in Chaos After 261 Attorneys Quit During His First Term
» Smash-and-Grab Thieves Attack, Pepper-Spray Security Guard During Raids on Prada and Hermès Stores in Chicago
» Teacher’s Union President Randi Weingarten Says Anti-CRT Advocates’ Efforts Spell ‘The Demise of Public Schools’
» Triple Vaxxed House Democrat Whip James Clyburn Tests Positive for COVID-19
» Twitter Leaps Into Action — Blocks and Censors #LetsGoBrandon From Trending on Platform After 69,000 Retweets
» Video: Joe Rogan and Guest Highlight Environmental ‘Senselessness’ of Masks
» Video: MSNBC ‘Doctor’ Calls for Denying Medical Care to the Unvaccinated
» Virginia Parents File Suit Arguing School District Indoctrinating Students With Critical Race Theory
» Why Police Broke Windows While Searching Oakbrook Center After Shooting
» Woman Armed With Pickaxe Raids LA Rite Aid
 
Canada
» Clearview AI’s Controversial Facial Recognition Tech is Involved in 84 Toronto Criminal Cases
 
Europe and the EU
» 65% of COVID Patients in England’s Hospitals Tested Positive After Being Admitted for Something Else
» Are COVID Lockdowns a Money Grab by the Rich?
» COVID Jabs Are an Example of ‘Cell and Gene Therapy’
» Exclusive Interview: European YouTubers and Activists Martin and Brittany Sellner Celebrate Their First Family Christmas
» Finnish Experts Demand Ban on All Indoor Public Events to Fight COVID
» Judgment Day: Sweden Vindicated
» Revealed: Corruption Links Among Top EU Officials Within the Brussels Deep State
» Survey: How Do Czechs Celebrate Christmas?
» The EU’s Judicial Imperialism
» UK: Boris Says Getting Jabbed for Others ‘Is the Teaching of Jesus Christ’ In Christmas Message
» UK: COVID Government Advisers Finally Face Accusations of ‘Fearmongering’
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Booster Hysteria: Israel Begins Rollout of 4th COVID Jab Despite Health Officials Admitting They Have No Data About Its Effectiveness Against Mild Omicron
» Caroline Glick: The Empty Suit at the Head of the Table
 
Middle East
» Historian Says Princeton Left Him to ‘Rot’ In Iranian Prison
 
Russia
» Putin Compares ‘Woke’ Western Gender Ideology to a Virus
 
Far East
» Intel Apologizes to China for Shunning Slave-Labor Region Xinjiang
» More Hong Kong Universities Remove Tiananmen Square Protest Artwork
 
Immigration
» Kosovar Migrant Arrested for Stabbing Child at School in Spain
» Nearly 800 Migrants Aboard NGO ‘Taxi’ Ships Awaiting European Port Access
» UK: London-Based Migrant Smuggling Group Sentenced to 35 Years in Jail
» UK: Migrants Including a Woman and Baby Arrive in Dover at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve
 
Culture Wars
» Middle-School Teacher Calls Parents ‘Bigots’ And ‘Kooks’ For Voicing Concern Over Pornographic Material in Books
» Poll: Forget Mrs. Claus — Nearly 4 in 10 Britons Think Santa Can be Gay
» Students Agree ‘Frosty the Snowman’ Is Not ‘Gender Inclusive’
 
General
» Airlines Cancel Over 2,000 Christmas Eve Flights at Last Minute, Blame Omicron, Weather
 

Americans Are Fleeing Blue State Cities

Americans continue to flee blue state cities in droves thanks to onerous taxes, COVID restrictions and rampant crime.

Yes, the s***holes are emptying out.

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

Baltimore Police Officer, Mother of 4, Dies After Ambush

Baltimore City Police Officer Keona Holley died Thursday after grave injuries she sustained when ambushed last week in her patrol car.

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

BLM Group Promotes ‘Smash and Grab’ Event, Terrorizes Xmas Shoppers in Beverly Hills

On Thursday evening, the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter held a “Smash and Grab” protest on Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive, a shopping area full of luxury stores.

The protest reportedly shut down the area for around two hours on one of the last shopping days before Christmas, according to MSN.

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

CNN Correspondent Comments on Biden Appearing “Confused” After Yet Another Slip Up

A CNN correspondent noted how Joe Biden appeared “confused” throughout an entire interview as he repeatedly mistook COVID home tests for anti-viral pills.

The comment was made in reference to Biden’s 20 minute interview with ABC’s David Muir, during which the president attempted to defend his response to the pandemic and complaints that people in New York were waiting in line for five hours to receive a COVID test.

Biden repeatedly referred to the 500 million at-home tests that had been ordered as “pills,” confusing them with a new Pfizer drug, which was federally approved on the same day.

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

Copyright Lawsuit Against Journalist Andy Ngô is Dropped

A federal lawsuit filed in the US against journalist Andy Ngô by Antifa has been dropped.

The suit, which Ngô’s legal representatives and himself said was “nonsensical” and “frivolous” in the way it sought to exploit copyright law — and the use of Twitter — for censorship purposes centered around Ngô retweeting two posts by the plaintiffs, Melissa Lewis and Morgan Grace.

The pair also consider themselves as journalists and wanted Ngô to pay $300,000 as compensation for allegedly violating copyright law when he retweeted two videos of rioting uploaded by them.

However, the lawsuit also states that the authors were credited and the videos shared via Twitter’s video-embed feature designed for reposts of the kind.

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

Donor Withholds $4.5 Million From Chicago School Until Former Terrorist Prof. Is Fired

A Chicago businessman is withholding $4.5 million in donations from the University of Illinois (UI) Urbana-Champaign until the school agrees to get rid of former domestic terrorist and convicted murderer James Kilgore.

Richard Hill, the retired CEO of Novellus Systems, wrote a letter to Ul at Chicago administrators notifying them of his intent to rescind his pledge to donate $6.5 million to the school’s bioengineering department, according to The Chicago Tribune. Hill has already donated $2 million dollars of that money, but is refusing to cash in the other $4.5 million until the school agrees to fire Kilgore.

“I no longer wish to be associated with University of Illinois,” Hill wrote to in a letter to UI, following the board’s decision. “The Academy at the University of Illinois has clearly lost its moral compass.”

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

Historic Teddy Roosevelt Statue is Officially Removed From NYC’s Central Park — Has Been Stationed Outside World-Famous American Museum of Natural History Since 1940

On Thursday, the landmark bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt that sits outside the entrance to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City’s Central Park was officially removed from its post after spending more than 80 years welcoming visitors to the world-famous institution.

Its removal comes after woke officials at the NYC Public Design Commission decided that the statue was, predictably, racist — and therefore must come down in order to not offend any hysterical activists as they seek out attention.

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

‘It Doesn’t Scare Me Away’: Oakbrook Center’s Christmas Eve Shoppers Unfazed After Thursday Shooting That Left 4 People Injured

Half a day after SWAT teams combed through Oakbrook Center in the wake of a gunfight that left four people injured, a flock of Christmas Eve shoppers filled the upscale mall’s promenades, unfazed by the burst of violence.

“I wasn’t scared to come today,” Chicagoan Justin Lewis said. “I believe in God, so I said a prayer before I came. Sometimes you’ve just got to take that leap of faith and come out and do what you’ve got to do.”

As of midday Oak Brook police were still looking for a man who allegedly participated in a Thursday evening shootout amid a crowd of holiday shoppers. Police Chief James Kruger said the confrontation, which was captured on video, appeared to be a chance encounter.

Witnesses told police as many as 15 shots had been fired, though Kruger could not confirm that number. One of the alleged combatants was shot four times in his legs and lower back, he said, and three women who were apparent bystanders were hit by stray bullets.

The man came out of surgery Thursday night, and the women’s injuries were not considered to be life-threatening, Kruger said…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

LOL: Biden Tricked Into Agreeing With ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ During Norad Event

On Friday, Joe and Jill Biden did a video call into NORAD to see where Santa is. After speaking with some kids, a father said to the Bidens: “I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas as well. Merry Christmas and Let’s go Brandon.”

“Let’s go, Brandon. I agree,” Biden said in response.

Luckily for us, the event was live-streamed and we have the video.

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

New York Judge Rebukes NY Times, Says it Violated Project Veritas’ Attorney-Client Privilege

In a stunning rebuke for a professional news organization, a New York judge ruled Friday that The New York Times improperly obtained and published privileged legal documents belonging to Project Veritas and ordered the materials returned to the conservative organization.

The high court rejected the newspaper’s argument that the First Amendment protected its disclosure of the four year-old legal memos, and upheld his order that the paper not publish any further information from the materials.

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

New York Gov. Hochul Signs Law Punishing Forgery of Vaccine Cards by 1 Year in Prison

Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law Wednesday a bill that makes forgery of COVID-19 vaccination cards punishable by up to one year of imprisonment or three years of probation.

The “Truth in Vaccination” law renders faking of vaccination cards a class D felony and tampering with computer records containing vaccination data a class E felony, which is punishable by up to four years in prison, according to WNBC.

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

‘Nobody Wants This Crap’: DeSantis Champions Bill Allowing Parents, Employees to Sue Over CRT Harm

Tired of being bullied by your employer, when all you’re trying to do is go to work? Sick of worrying about whether your kids will come home from school indoctrinated with racist, anti-American Marxism? Then Florida might just be the place for you.

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis began campaigning to build support for his new legislative agenda item, the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (WOKE) Act. He held a central Florida press conference-slash-rally to announce the Stop WOKE act.

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

Progressive DA Larry Krasner’s Office in Chaos After 261 Attorneys Quit During His First Term

As you may have heard, shootings and murders are up around the country. That’s especially true in Philadelphia which had already recorded more murders this year than either New York City or Los Angeles. Progressive DA Larry Krasner’s response to that spike in violence has been denial. “We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness, we don’t have a crisis of crime, we don’t have a crisis of violence,” Krasner said earlier this month.

Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports Krasner’s office is in chaos after 261 attorneys have decided they’d had enough of working there and quit. That’s out of an office of about 340 lawyers.

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

Smash-and-Grab Thieves Attack, Pepper-Spray Security Guard During Raids on Prada and Hermès Stores in Chicago

Chicago, IL — At least 3 smash-and-grab thieves attacked and pepper-sprayed a security guard while robbing two luxury retail stores Wednesday night.

Robbers simultaneously raided Prada and Herme’s stores on Oak Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood Wednesday evening around 5 PM

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

Teacher’s Union President Randi Weingarten Says Anti-CRT Advocates’ Efforts Spell ‘The Demise of Public Schools’

A prominent teacher’s union president said “the real agenda of the right” is “the demise of public schools,” according to an email obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten criticized anti-CRT advocates like Chris Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, in an email to members of the teacher’s union.

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

Triple Vaxxed House Democrat Whip James Clyburn Tests Positive for COVID-19

Fully vaccinated and boosted House Democrat Whip James Clyburn on Wednesday evening announced he tested positive for Covid-19.

“Tonight, I received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. This is a breakthrough case, and I am asymptomatic.” the 81-year-old lawmaker said. “America is in a new phase of this pandemic. No one is immune.”

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

Twitter Leaps Into Action — Blocks and Censors #LetsGoBrandon From Trending on Platform After 69,000 Retweets

Earlier today a clearly confused Joe Biden was trolled into saying, “Let’s Go Brandon!” during a call with an American dad on Christmas Eve.

“Let’s go Brandon!” is a phrase that has become a euphemism for the profane protest chant “F*** Joe Biden.”

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

Video: Joe Rogan and Guest Highlight Environmental ‘Senselessness’ of Masks

Podcast king Joe Rogan and his guest, surfer Shane Dorian, pointed out the environmental damage that face masks will have, while simultaneously highlighting that the face coverings do little or nothing to prevent the spread of COVID.

Dorian asked Rogan “Here’s — it’s almost crazier… A styrofoam cup takes 50 years to biodegrade. How long do you think a mask takes?”

Rogan guessed “A hundred-fifty” years.

“Four hundred-fifty,” Dorian responded, as Rogan proclaimed “Oh, my God.”

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

Video: MSNBC ‘Doctor’ Calls for Denying Medical Care to the Unvaccinated

MSNBC’s resident ‘doctor’ Vin Gupta has called for hospitals to deny medical assistance and care to anyone who remains unvaccinated against COVID.

Appearing on race baiter Joy Reid’s show, Gupta argued that providing care to anyone who has chosen not to get vaccinated would create “negative incentives” and signal that it’s OK to reject the jabs.

Gupta said that any unvaxxed person requiring medical attention should be last in line.

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

Virginia Parents File Suit Arguing School District Indoctrinating Students With Critical Race Theory

Parents in Virginia’s Albemarle County are suing their school district leaders and board members, alleging they are “indoctrinating” students with so-called critical race theory, in violation of the commonwealth’s constitution.

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

Why Police Broke Windows While Searching Oakbrook Center After Shooting

As police canvassed Oakbrook Center following a shootout at the popular mall just two days before Christmas, several store windows were broken as officers worked to clear the scene.

Shoppers reported being huddled in back rooms as they took cover during the shooting Thursday evening, but as officers went store by store looking for a remaining suspect and other potential victims, numerous store windows were shattered in the process.

“That was just to make sure we’re able to gain entry and actually to search that area,” Administrative Sergeant Reid Foltyniewicz with the Oak Brook Police Department told NBC 5 Friday. “Some of the places were locked in. No one was left inside, other people were just afraid to come to the door. So we have to get in there because we don’t know what we may find. Once again, there may be someone that’s a victim that’s injured, or even an offender that’s injured or there’s evidence, so we do need to make entry at some point…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Woman Armed With Pickaxe Raids LA Rite Aid

While stories of looting in California grew more commonplace throughout 2021, this one has the suspect wielding a pickaxe.

According to Fox 11, the Los Angeles Police Department had to respond to a more unusual robbery call in the Venice Beach area. A woman was filmed dragging a basket filled with stolen items in one hand, and a tool that prospectors use to mine for gold in the other: a pickaxe.

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

Clearview AI’s Controversial Facial Recognition Tech is Involved in 84 Toronto Criminal Cases

Clearview AI, a poster child for controversies surrounding facial recognition software used for mass surveillance, that is particularly popular among US law enforcement and agencies, has also been used in Canada.

CBC News reports about this, citing an internal document it had been able to see through an access to information request, that shows the police in Toronto used Clearview in 84 criminal investigations.

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

65% of COVID Patients in England’s Hospitals Tested Positive After Being Admitted for Something Else

New figures out of England show that 65% of people described as ‘COVID patients’ only tested positive for COVID after being admitted to hospital for something else.

Citing official government statistics, the numbers are contained in a report by MailOnline’s Senior Health Reporter.

“In the two weeks to December 21, hospitals in England recorded 563 new coronavirus inpatients — the majority of which are believed to be Omicron now that the variant is the country’s dominant stain.”

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

Are COVID Lockdowns a Money Grab by the Rich?

It should be clear to anyone that this crisis did not strike by chance like a force of nature. The lockdowns have worked like a charm since they starved small and medium-sized businesses and thus greatly helped to boost the wealth of the super rich.

They have played all too well into the hands of Klaus Schwab and his wealthy supporters. Because according to this year’s Forbes list of the richest people, 660 new billionaires were minted — an increase of a staggering 30 percent compared to the previous year.

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

COVID Jabs Are an Example of ‘Cell and Gene Therapy’

It is no longer a conspiracy theory: In the course of this year’s World Health Summit, Stefan Oelrich, CEO of pharmaceutical giant Bayer, referred to the mRNA jabs as “cell and gene therapy” in his speech.

Mockingly, he explained that if one had asked people two years ago about their willingness to be “injected with gene therapy”, a “95 percent rejection rate” would have been likely. In his speech he also emphasized the good cooperation with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to achieve a “sustainable” world — working together to reduce birth rates and shrink the world’s population.

At the summit held from October 24 to 26, 2021, German Health Minister Jens Spahn, the EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Bayer manager Oelrich addressed the audience. The latter described the experimental mRNA injections as “cell and gene therapy”.

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

Exclusive Interview: European YouTubers and Activists Martin and Brittany Sellner Celebrate Their First Family Christmas

For the leftist “Mainstream” media, they are “far-right YouTube influencers and conspiracy theorists”, “the hipster and his ‘Barbie’ fiancée YouTuber who are the new face of the far-right” (Sun). Now Martin Sellner and Brittany Pettibone have a bouncing baby boy. An exclusive interview with Gateway Pundit.

Martin Sellner and Brittany Pettibone were introduced by YouTuber Lauren Southern on the Italian island of Sicily 2017, waiting for Martin to set sail on “Defend Europe”, a mission to expose the “migrant taxis” run by Soros-funded NGOs. Sellner is the co-chair of the Austrian “Generation Identity”, a youth movement that seeks to protect the cultural heritage of Europe and has been thoroughly smeared and deplatformed as far-right — despite disavowing violence and booting real neo-Nazis from their ranks.

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

Finnish Experts Demand Ban on All Indoor Public Events to Fight COVID

Experts in Finland’s most populous region have called for a ban on all public indoor events for at least three weeks in order to slow the spread of the Wuhan virus.

The Helsinki Metropolitan Area Corona Coordination Group has recommended that the Uusimaa region, which contains Finland’s capital Helsinki as well as other cities such as Espoo, has called for a freeze on all public indoor events starting from December 28th.

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

Judgment Day: Sweden Vindicated

Via Swiss Policy Research

Austria, one of the most repressive European countries during the coronavirus pandemic, has recently overtaken Sweden in terms of total covid mortality, showing that almost all government interventions have been ineffective and unjustified.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Austria has been one of the most repressive European countries, implementing several lockdowns, school closures, far-reaching mask mandates and even an N95/FFP2 mask mandate, record-setting mass PCR testing and contact tracing, as well as early “vaccine passports”. Austria was also the first Western country to impose a “lockdown for the unvaccinated” and the first Western country to announce a general “vaccine mandate”

In contrast, Sweden has widely been regarded, or indeed criticized, as the least repressive Western country during the coronavirus pandemic, imposing no lockdowns, no elementary school closures, no mask mandates, no “vaccine passport”, and very limited testing and contact tracing compared to Austria and most other Western countries.

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

Revealed: Corruption Links Among Top EU Officials Within the Brussels Deep State

According to revelations made in the French newspaper Libération, the fraud and conflicts of interest unveiled by the conviction on Sept. 30 of a former member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) is only the tip of the iceberg.

Jean Quatremer, the EU correspondent of this very pro-EU, left-wing daily, published on Dec. 1 the results of his journalistic investigation implicating not only the Court of Auditors but also the European Commission and the Court of Justice, unveiling the existence of some kind of state within the state created mainly by the European People’s Party (EPP).

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

Survey: How Do Czechs Celebrate Christmas?

The most popular holiday of the year is here in all its glory. Festive Christmas decorations can be seen at every step, carols and Christmas hits are playing on the radio, and children cannot wait to receive presents from Little Jesus.

Although it may seem that most Czechs experience Christmas time in the same way, according to a recent survey it is not that simple. What traditions resonate in households, and how do the Czechs’ experiences of Christmas differ?

According to the latest polling data, Czechs are still mostly conservative and prefer to enjoy the holidays traditionally. As many as 84 percent of Czechs spend Christmas Eve at home, 12 percent go to relatives, and just 1 percent have dinner with friends.

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

The EU’s Judicial Imperialism

Recent rulings from Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal have stipulated that national law can take precedence over EU law, raising tensions with Brussels and prompting the EU’s move toward legal action. The European Commission on Wednesday announced it was starting an infringement procedure against Poland “for undermining EU law and the independence of its national judiciary.”

It means that the European Commission does not want compromise, it wants capitulation. It is demanding more and more and has been creating new fronts and conflicts. Its goal is to turn Poland, and later other countries — with the exception of the strongest ones which direct it — into actual colonies of EU institutions.

Now, the Commission has targeted the Polish Constitutional Tribunal. It has done so because the Tribunal has been building a “constitutional shield” meant to prevent the externally inspired anarchy in the judiciary and protect Poland against the European Court of justice (ECJ) judicial imperialism.

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

UK: Boris Says Getting Jabbed for Others ‘Is the Teaching of Jesus Christ’ In Christmas Message

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested that “Getting jabbed… not just for ourselves” but for others as well is “the teaching of Jesus Christ” in a Covid-heavy Christmas message.

“After two years of this pandemic, I can’t say that we’re through it,” Prime Minister Johnson began, somewhat less than optimistically given the circumstances.

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

UK: COVID Government Advisers Finally Face Accusations of ‘Fearmongering’

Almost two years into the pandemic, UK government advisers who have produced alarmist COVID models that often turn out to be completely wrong are finally facing accusations of ‘fearmongering’.

The UK government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance asserted that the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) had not deliberately sought to spread “doom and gloom.”

He further claimed that it was not the responsibility of the group “to take a particular policy stance or to either spread gloom or give Panglossian optimism.”

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

Booster Hysteria: Israel Begins Rollout of 4th COVID Jab Despite Health Officials Admitting They Have No Data About Its Effectiveness Against Mild Omicron

Israel is set to become the first country to administer a fourth dose of the experimental Covid vaccine to individuals in certain at-risk groups, including the elderly (over 60 years old) and healthcare workers.

Despite already being the third most-boosted country in the world, with roughly 58% of the population taking three jabs, fears of the new mild Omicron variant prompted a government panel of hysterical public health officials to recommend another round of the jabs earlier this week.

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

Caroline Glick: The Empty Suit at the Head of the Table

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held a primetime press conference about his Covid-19 policies Monday evening. It went poorly for him.

Channel 12’s reporter Ofer Hadad spoke for many Israelis when he said, “Mr. Prime Minister, on the one hand, you’re signaling urgency and fear, and on the other hand, confusion.

“You decide to require a Green Pass for entry into shopping malls, and then you do an about face. You call for children to get vaccinated and then we discover that the Education Minister is — at best — refusing to mobilize the school system to this end. You ask the citizens of Israel not to travel abroad. And then your family flies off to the Maldives. You’re confusing us.”

Bennett’s confused and contradictory policies on Covid—19 are of a piece with his confusing and failed policies in every other major policy sphere. From his dealing with the Biden administration, the Palestinians, Iran, Diaspora Jewry, the economy and beyond, Bennett’s policies are a muddle of self-defeating contradictions.

Consider the situation with the Biden administration. Bennett said that by forming a radical ruling coalition dominated by the left and the Islamist Ra’am Party, he would vastly improve Israel’s relations with the administration. Bennett and his partner Foreign Minister Yair Lapid insisted that then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had brought Israel-U.S. relations to a crisis through his close relations with then President Donald Trump and the Republican party. Bennett and Lapid claimed that once they took charge, ties with the Biden administration would vastly improve.

But the opposite has occurred. On Tuesday, Channel 13 reported that for the past three weeks, President Joe Biden has refused to speak with Bennett. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken refuses to engage in any serious discussion of the administration’s Iran policies…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

Historian Says Princeton Left Him to ‘Rot’ In Iranian Prison

A former Princeton historian is suing the Ivy League school, accusing officials of urging him to study in Iran in the wake of the nuclear deal and then leaving him to “rot” in a notorious torture prison after he was arrested on bogus espionage charges.

Xiyue Wang alleges Princeton sent him to Iran to study for his doctorate in early 2016 but did little to help free him after his arrest months later on charges of spying for the United States. Wang was arrested in Iran on Aug. 7, 2016, and sentenced to 10 years in the regime’s Evin Prison, where Iran holds its political prisoners. He was freed in December 2019 in a prisoner exchange with the United States.

In a lawsuit filed last month, Wang accuses Princeton of trying to keep his wife from publicizing his case following his arrest in order to protect its reputation and to maintain political ties in Iran. Wang blasted Princeton and its Iran Center for heeding the advice of “pro-regime activists and academics” before and after his arrest. Wang alleges that Princeton lawyers and administrators urged him not to seek refuge in the Swiss embassy in Tehran after he began to fear for his safety.

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

Putin Compares ‘Woke’ Western Gender Ideology to a Virus

Russian President Vladimir Putin has compared woke far-left views on gender to a virus that will inevitably infect the rest of the world.

Putin made the comments during his annual press conference.

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

Intel Apologizes to China for Shunning Slave-Labor Region Xinjiang

Intel has joined a growing number of large western tech firms who have had to backtrack on their moves pertaining to China’s internal policies, which are criticized internationally for violating human rights.

But when the US chipmaker seemed to try to take a stance on the Xinjiang region and labor conditions there calling on its suppliers not to source components or rely on the local workforce, the company quickly issued an apology.

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

More Hong Kong Universities Remove Tiananmen Square Protest Artwork

Another two Hong Kong universities removed public artwork Friday commemorating China’s 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

The Goddess of Democracy statue was taken away before dawn from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The statue, depicting a woman holding a flame high, was created by Chen Weiming and resembled the original, which was made mostly of papier-mache and erected in Tiananmen Square during the protests.

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

Kosovar Migrant Arrested for Stabbing Child at School in Spain

A male suspect from Kosovo has been arrested for stabbing a 7-year-old boy in front of a school in Spain this month, according to reports.

The unprovoked attack unfolded on December 10 in the Chamartin district of Madrid.

A group of schoolchildren was gathered on a sidewalk following a physical education class when the suspect grabbed a third-grader and stabbed him in the neck before fleeing the scene.

On Wednesday, police officers tracked the man down in central Madrid and arrested him.

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

Nearly 800 Migrants Aboard NGO ‘Taxi’ Ships Awaiting European Port Access

Around 800 migrants aboard three different NGO migrant “taxi” transports are currently awaiting European port access after being picked up in the Mediterranean Sea.

An estimated 788 migrants are reported to be aboard the three vessels belonging to three NGOs, with 458 aboard the Geo Barents, which is operated by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), 216 aboard Sea-Eye’s Sea-Eye-4, and 114 on SOS Mediterranee’s ship Ocean Viking.

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UK: London-Based Migrant Smuggling Group Sentenced to 35 Years in Jail

A U.K. court sent a London-based crime group behind bars for a total of 35 years for trying to illegally bring 69 Albanian migrants into the country, and plotting to smuggle 50 people in every week, the National Crime Agency reported on Tuesday.

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UK: Migrants Including a Woman and Baby Arrive in Dover at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve

Migrants including a woman and a baby arrived in the UK just minutes before Christmas Day as 150 people attempted to cross the Channel overnight.

In pictures taken at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve, a group of 35 people were seen being brought to safety by Border Force officials, at Dover, Kent, having been rescued from a small dinghy.

There were two other rescues overnight bringing the total number of migrants arriving in the UK to 150.

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Middle-School Teacher Calls Parents ‘Bigots’ And ‘Kooks’ For Voicing Concern Over Pornographic Material in Books

A middle school teacher in Round Rock, Texas, has enraged parents by reading a Dr. Seuss-style poem mocking them as “bigots” and “kooks” after they spoke out against sexually explicit books in the library.

Tyler, an instructional technology specialist at Grisham Middle School, read the poem at the Leander ISD school board meeting on December 16, sparking outrage with parents who were left “disgusted and disheartened” at her words, according to Fox News.

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Poll: Forget Mrs. Claus — Nearly 4 in 10 Britons Think Santa Can be Gay

Roughly 4 out of 10 Britons — 39 percent — think Santa Claus can be gay, according to a YouGov poll released the day before Christmas Eve.

The results come after the Norwegian postal service released an annual Christmas video featuring Santa Claus falling in love with another man to mark the 50th anniversary of Norway’s decriminalization of homosexuality. The video, entitled “When Harry Met Santa,” is a four-minute short film in which the main character interacts with Santa Claus several times, before writing him a letter stating: “Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is you.”

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Students Agree ‘Frosty the Snowman’ Is Not ‘Gender Inclusive’

Campus Reform’s Logan Dubil went to the University of Pittsburgh to ask students about whether or not the classic Christmas song “Frosty the Snowman” is inclusive enough, as the song assumes Frosty’s pronouns without taking into account that the snowman could be gender non-binary.

“With the Christmas season coming up, there are a lot of Christmas songs out there that people have said to be non-inclusive, that these songs may also be offensive,” Dubil told students, before asking if they believed the song “leaves out the possibility for frosty to identify as a woman or non-binary.”

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Airlines Cancel Over 2,000 Christmas Eve Flights at Last Minute, Blame Omicron, Weather

More than 2,000 Christmas Eve flights worldwide have been cancelled at the last minute as a result of the surge in Omicron variant COVID-19 cases.

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11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/24/2021

  1. Deutsche Weihnachten..Not much different than today..
    Path and direction for the future of Christianity in Germany obvious..
    Adolf..Done and happened !! Yours and yours like 78 milions German Dreams achieved !https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FHcdiSWXMAAeZ2z?format=jpg&name=large
    ” Christmas celebrations in German schools cannot be of a religious nature “..Weihnachtsfeiern an deutschen Schulen dürfen nicht religiöser Natur sein ”
    November 1938 Berlin.
    ..” Die Führung des Nationalsozialistischen Lehrvereins des Dritten Reiches beschloss, dass die Weihnachtsfeier in deutschen Schulen keinen religiösen Charakter haben darf … sondern so etwas wie ein “Volksfest” werden sollte.
    Nach dem Vorbild eines solchen “Urlaubs”, der einst von den ersten Germanen gefeiert wurde …
    Symbol für das Streben der Menschheit nach Licht sollen üppige Dekorationen vom sogenannten “Jul Kranzen” sein .. das ist das Wintersonnenwende-Fest “Julfest”
    Es war ein altes heidnisches deutsches Fest zu Ehren der Göttin Freya und der Sonne “..
    ..”The leadership of the National Socialist Teaching Association of the Third Reich resolved that the celebration of Christmas in German schools cannot be of a religious nature … but it should become something of a “people’s holiday”.
    Following the example of this kind of “holiday” once celebrated by the First Germanic people …
    Symbols of Humanity’s pursuit of Light are to be abundant decorations from the so-called “Jul Kranzen” .. that is the wreath of the Winter Solstice “Julfest”
    It was an ancient Pagan German festival in honor of the goddess Freya and the Sun
    Schools are to organize “evenings” during which, in the presence of students and their parents, poems and Legends about the struggle between Darkness and Light will be recited …
    The ordinance published on the basis of the above-mentioned resolution states clearly that in no case may the folk performances be inspired by religious sentiments and should not be a celebration of Christmas “according to the attitudes of the appropriate mentality of the German School.
    In der Soviet-Russland, for several years now, official “trees” have been organized and also devoid of any relation to Religion and Christmas. “…

    Die Schulen sollen “Abende” organisieren, an denen in Anwesenheit von Schülern und ihren Eltern Gedichte und Legenden über den Kampf zwischen Dunkelheit und Licht vorgetragen werden …
    Die auf der Grundlage des oben genannten Beschlusses veröffentlichte Verordnung stellt klar fest, dass die Volksaufführungen auf keinen Fall von religiösen Gefühlen inspiriert sein dürfen und keine Weihnachtsfeier “nach der Einstellung der entsprechenden Mentalität der Deutschen Schule” sein sollen.
    In der Sowjet-Russland werden seit einigen Jahren offizielle “Weihnachtsbäume” gepflanzt, auch ohne Bezug zu Religion und Weihnachten. “..

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FHcDz_vXMAUHf5F?format=jpg&name=large

    17 Dec 2018 —Berlin….” Schulen verzichten auf das Evangelium, um nicht zu religiös zu sein.
    17 Dec ..” 2018 – Berlin..”Schools renounce the gospel in order not to be too religious “..

    And you Western European dummies with empty head, do not see what is happening in a front of your own eyes in your very own lifetime ?

    • Yes, they dont look into the future.
      I remember many years ago the german company Ruhrkohle AG sold the last coke (from coal!) producing plant of Germany to somewhere else.
      “German air gets clean! Celebrate!”

      Then the world prices of coke went through the roof and yes, it was Ruhrkohle AG who screamed: We need coke producing plants in Germany so that we are not at the mercy of foreign producers.

      If I see such persons I remember the insult my sergeant used on “special” soldiers: You have your head only so that it doesnt rain down your collar.

  2. Fully vaccinated and boosted House Democrat Whip James Clyburn on Wednesday evening announced he tested positive for Covid-19, “….and I am asymptomatic”, the 81-year-old lawmaker said.

    “I urge anyone who has not done so to protect themselves by getting vaccinated and boosted.” he added.

    If it is not impolite, where is the “protection”?
    Coronalogic.

    • Clyburn is a well known corrupt inside fixer for the deep state and the mob.

      That fecker needs to be made extinct.

      The protection he is talking about cost 2k dollars a week, more if your store sells alcohol.

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