Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/3/2021

Protesters opposed to the vaccine mandate demonstrated today in Auckland, New Zealand. Hundreds of people protested in Dublin against mask mandates in schools. And anti-government protesters are planning to occupy downtown Melbourne tomorrow.

In other news, Senator Rand Paul said that Dr. Anthony Fauci should serve five years in prison for lying to Congress.

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Financial Crisis
» Poll: Majority of Unemployed Americans Not Very Actively Looking for Employment Amid Worker Shortage
» US Hiring Stumbles in November as Economy Adds Just 210,000 New Jobs
 
USA
» 14 California Looters Arrested by Police Have Been Released Due to the State’s Zero Bail Policy
» Cook Political Report Shifts Eight Governor’s Races Toward GOP
» DA Says Waukesha Massacre Suspect’s Release on Low Bail Was Due to ‘Human Error’ By Overloaded Staffer
» De Blasio Extends Public School Employee COVID Vaccine Mandate to Private and Religious Schools
» George Soros’ Network of Woke DAs He Has Bankrolled in Cities Across the US: How the Billionaire Democrat Megadonor Gave Chicago’s Kim Foxx $2m and Philly’s Da — Where Murder Has Doubled — Got $1.7m
» Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Jeffrey Epstein Had Nude Photos, Paintings of Young Women Inside Palm Beach Home
» Intel, Oregon’s Largest Corporate Employer, Sets Jan 4 Mandatory Vaxx Deadline
» Jeffrey Epstein Visited Clinton White House 17 Times
» Joe Manchin Does it Again
» Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls for Mistrial and Accuses Judge of Lunging at Her; Judge Denies Claims and Motion
» Kyle Rittenhouse Reveals What Will Become of AR-15 Used in Kenosha Shootings
» Kyle Rittenhouse Reveals His First Meal After Leaving Prison
» Loudoun County Schools Charge Mom $36,000 to Respond to Open Records Request on ‘Sexual Assault, ‘ ‘Rape’
» Loved Ones Say Their Final Goodbye to Milwaukee Dancing Grannie Leanna Owen
» Marshals Join Oakland Co. Fugitive Team in Search for Parents of Alleged Oxford Shooter
» Nevada Becomes First State to Impose Surcharge on Unvaccinated Workers
» New York Crime Figures Return to “The Bad Old Days of the 1980s”
» Oregon University Student Government Wants Critical Race Theory Graduation ‘Requirement’
» Rand Paul: ‘Throw Fauci in Prison for Five Years’
» Seth Rogen in Public Meltdown Over Crap Santa Inc. Reviews
» Seth Rogen Claims ‘White Supremacy’ Is to Blame for His Abysmal Christmas Show Failure
» Some US Colleges Start Requiring Vaccine Boosters for Students, Staff
» YouTube CEO Says Content Censorship is “Consistent” For All Creators, Contradicting Previous Statements
 
Canada
» Doctor Discusses Ivermectin Success in India, Questions Canada’s COVID Approach
» New Brunswick Announces New Lockdown Restrictions as Part of COVID-19 ‘Winter Action Plan’
» Watch: Liberal MP Says Canadian Children Must Learn Critical Race Theory
 
Europe and the EU
» Conor McGregor: ‘It is Time to Talk Ireland Leaving the European Union’
» EU Has Gone ‘Power Mad’ Over COVID Restrictions, ‘Thank Goodness We Left’, Says Farage
» France: Video: Paris Police Check Proof of Vaccination While Diners Eat
» France: Over 65s Need Booster Vaccine Passport to Participate in Society
» France: Macron Privately Branded Boris a ‘Clown’ In Charge of a ‘Circus’: Reports
» Germany’s New Government Announces Plans to Protect Rights to Encryption
» Hungary is the Only EU Country Not Invited to Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy
» Ireland: Protest in Dublin Over Mask Measures in Schools
» Italy: Fake European Coronavirus Vaccine Passport Sales Surging Online
» People’s Vote: Rejoin EU Party Scrounge Just 151 Votes in UK Parliament by-Election
» Poland Creates Institute to Track Country’s 6 Million WWII Deaths
» UK Govt Won’t Mandate Jabs as Long as ‘People Keep Taking the Booster’, Says Minister
» UK: Police: Man of ‘Possible Middle Eastern Origin’ Tried to ‘Buy’ Woman’s Daughter Outside School
 
South Asia
» Pakistan: Mob Lynches Sri Lankan Man Over Blasphemy, Burns Body
 
Australia — Pacific
» Melbourne Protesters to Gather in Opposition to Andrews Government’s Pandemic Bill
» New Zealand: Live: On Broadway — Anti-Mandate Protesters Take Over Newmarket Shopping Strip
» Three Teens Who Escaped From Aussie COVID Camp All Have One Thing in Common, And it’s Not the Virus
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» South Africa: Mandatory Vaccines at Universities Could Lead to Protests, Student Body Warns
 
Immigration
» EC Proposal on Migrants ‘Not Bad But Insufficient’ — Lithuanian Presidential Aide
» France Shoots Down Britain’s Idea to Fix Channel Migrant Crisis
» France: 400 Migrants Expelled From Makeshift Camp Near Dunkirk
» Heavily-Armed African ‘Ninja’ Slashes French Cops With Sword
» Illegals Occupy Belgian Church for Several Months Demanding Residency
» UK: Drivers Stuck in M1 Jam Hear Banging in Refrigerated Lorry Before Traffic Police Find Seven Migrants Hiding Behind Crates of San Pellegrino Sparkling Water
 
Culture Wars
» American Medical Association Language Guide Says Drop Terms Like “Morbid Obesity, “ “Alcoholic,” and “Fairness”
» EU Launches Infringement Procedure Against Hungary Over Child Protection Law
» First Trans Miss USA Contestant Eliminated From Pageant Says ‘They Were Just Not Ready’
» Sweden: Children Suffer Life-Long Injuries After Receiving Hormone Blockers at Hospital
 

Poll: Majority of Unemployed Americans Not Very Actively Looking for Employment Amid Worker Shortage

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce published a poll Thursday showing less than half of Americans who lost their job during the coronavirus pandemic and are currently unemployed are actively seeking employment.

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

US Hiring Stumbles in November as Economy Adds Just 210,000 New Jobs

U.S. job growth significantly undershot expectations in November, suggesting that difficulty in attracting new workers is weighing on the labor market’s recovery from the pandemic, even as COVID-19 cases dissipated nationwide.

The Labor Department said in its monthly payroll report released Friday that payrolls in November rose by just 210,000, well below the 550,000 jobs forecast by Refinitiv economists. It marked the worst month for job creation so far this year. The unemployment rate (which is calculated based on a separate survey) dropped more than expected to 4.2% from 4.6% — the lowest level since the pandemic began.

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

14 California Looters Arrested by Police Have Been Released Due to the State’s Zero Bail Policy

Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore says that “All the suspects taken into custody” following the smash-and-grab robbery of a Nordstrom store during Thanksgiving weekend “are out of custody.” Moore said the looters were freed “as a result of one juvenile, or the others as a result of bailing out or zero-bail criteria.”

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

Cook Political Report Shifts Eight Governor’s Races Toward GOP

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report on Friday shifted eight high-stakes gubernatorial races toward Republicans as Democrats continue to face political headwinds.

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

DA Says Waukesha Massacre Suspect’s Release on Low Bail Was Due to ‘Human Error’ By Overloaded Staffer

Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm revealed on Thursday that career criminal Darrell Brooks, the suspect arrested in connection with the Waukesha parade massacre last month, was released on a low cash bail due to “human error” by an overloaded, early-career assistant prosecutor is his office.

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

De Blasio Extends Public School Employee COVID Vaccine Mandate to Private and Religious Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio extended his public school employee COVID vaccination mandate to include private and religious schools on Thursday.

Under de Blasio’s mandate extension, employees at all private and parochial schools, must provide proof of a first COVID vaccination dose by December 20.

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

George Soros’ Network of Woke DAs He Has Bankrolled in Cities Across the US: How the Billionaire Democrat Megadonor Gave Chicago’s Kim Foxx $2m and Philly’s Da — Where Murder Has Doubled — Got $1.7m

Billionaire Democrat donor George Soros has bankrolled District Attorneys in America’s most crime ravaged cities, where criminals are being allowed to walk out of jail on low cash bonds or aren’t even being charged.

Soros, the most prolific Democratic donor, is most known for giving to Presidents Clinton and Obama but he has also been pumping money into a far-left effort to overhaul the criminal justice system by giving millions to a network of woke prosecutors in Democratic races.

Among them is Kim Foxx, the State’s Attorney for Cook County, Chicago, where murder is at its highest in nearly 30 years.

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

Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Jeffrey Epstein Had Nude Photos, Paintings of Young Women Inside Palm Beach Home

Jurors at the New York sex-abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend and longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, were shown a law enforcement videotape of the interior of a Florida estate where prosecutors say she and the financier exploited underage victims when the pair lived there together.

The video, which was played for the panel of jurors on Friday afternoon, was shot during a 2005 raid at the Palm Beach home, which was decorated with nude photos and paintings of young women — decor that federal prosecutors in Manhattan claim is proof of a sexualized atmosphere encouraged by Maxwell, Epstein’s “partner in crime.”

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

Intel, Oregon’s Largest Corporate Employer, Sets Jan 4 Mandatory Vaxx Deadline

Intel, the state of Oregon’s largest corporate employer, informed employees on Thursday that the company will be requiring them to be vaccinated by January 4 or submit to weekly tests.

The CPU manufacturer’s move is a step towards compliance with President Joe Biden’s federal vaccine mandate for government contractors. The company currently employs 21,000 in its Washington County campuses in Oregon, a state with some of the strictest pandemic-related restrictions in the United States.

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

Jeffrey Epstein Visited Clinton White House 17 Times

Newly obtained documents show that pedophile Jeffrey Epstein visited the Clinton White House 17 times, including twice in one day on three separate occasions.

“Epstein, who died in 2019, visited Bill Clinton at the Executive Mansion over the course of three years with the first invitation coming just a month after his inauguration in January 1993,” reports the Daily Mail.

“The logs show the late financier showed up on 14 separate days, even making two visits in a single day on three different occasions.”

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

Joe Manchin Does it Again

Senator Joe Manchin announced he would join all 50 Republicans in the Senate in voting for a resolution of disapproval that would roll back the OSHA vaccine mandate.

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) allows for a majority of Congress to disapprove of any agency rule. Since the CRA vote is in the form of a resolution, only a simple majority is needed in the Senate to pass it.

The CRA would still have to be approved in the House where several Democrats have said they’re considering voting for it. And even if it’s passed by both chambers, Biden would almost certainly veto it.

But it would be a powerful statement to make prior to a Supreme Court ruling on the case.

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

Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls for Mistrial and Accuses Judge of Lunging at Her; Judge Denies Claims and Motion

CHICAGO (CBS) — A defense attorney called for a mistrial in the Jussie Smollett trial Thursday, after a wild few moments in which she accused the judge of lunging at her.

As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, this happened during a sidebar conversation with attorneys from both sides and Cook County Judge James Linn. Defense attorney Tamara Walker asked for a mistrial because of a comment that Judge Linn made, and then she began crying and accused Judge Linn of physically lunging at her in the courtroom.

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

Kyle Rittenhouse Reveals What Will Become of AR-15 Used in Kenosha Shootings

The AR-15 used by Kyle Rittenhouse in the Kenosha shootings last year is being “destroyed.”

“We don’t want anything to do with that,” Rittenhouse said Tuesday on the podcast “The Charlie Kirk Show.”

He added that the gun was being “destroyed right now.”

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

Kyle Rittenhouse Reveals His First Meal After Leaving Prison

Kyle Rittenhouse appeared in a public Q&A hosted by Twitter Spaces Friday and elaborated about his love of fast food and sweet-and-sour sauce during some lighter moments.

Rittenhouse spoke to Twitter users Friday in an impromptu Q&A held over the platform’s audio chatroom feature, Twitter Spaces. Rittenhouse answered questions from the public about his trial, plans for the future and his personal perspective.

At one point, Rittenhouse mentioned that the first meal he ate after being released from prison was a large order of chicken nuggets from McDonald’s.

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

Loudoun County Schools Charge Mom $36,000 to Respond to Open Records Request on ‘Sexual Assault, ‘ ‘Rape’

A parent filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Loudon County Public School District when administrators charged $36,000 to retrieve records related to possible sexual assaults.

Michelle Mege, a mother in the district, wanted to search for any communications — including press releases, statements or emails — that used the words “sexual assault” or “rape” between May 1 and Oct. 18 this year.

The extravagant fee derived from the hourly rate needed to review documents, which is around $72.15, according to a school official.

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

Loved Ones Say Their Final Goodbye to Milwaukee Dancing Grannie Leanna Owen

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)—Milwaukee Dancing Grannie Leanna Owen was laid to rest Friday, Dec. 3 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Owen was one of three grannies killed in the Waukesha Holiday Parade.

Relatives describe the aura inside the church as sad and painful. They say they’re relying on sweet memories to get them through for years to come.

Owen was a dancing grannie for 12 years, a gracious and lovable soul.

“She looked beautiful, she was dressed gorgeous, they made her look sweet,” Raquel Angeles said. She calls Owen her second mom. Owen’s son is her best friend.

Owen was hit and killed at the Waukesha Holiday Parade Sunday, Nov 21. A driver in a SUV plowed through the parade route killing six people and injuring several others…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Marshals Join Oakland Co. Fugitive Team in Search for Parents of Alleged Oxford Shooter

Pontiac — The U.S. Marshals and the Oakland County Fugitive Apprehension Team searched Friday night for the parents of Ethan Crumbley, the 15-year-old Oxford High sophomore charged with first-degree murder in the slayings of four students in Tuesday’s mass shooting.

The search came hours after James and Jennifer Crumbley of Oxford were charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of those four students by Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald, who announced the charges at a noon press conference.

At one point Friday, authorities say each parent had stopped responding to their attorneys.

“The action of fleeing and ignoring their attorney certainly adds weight to the

charges,” Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said in a statement. “They cannot run from their part in this tragedy.”

Several hours after the search began, the couple’s lawyers, Shannon Smith and Mariell Lehman, said the husband and wife were returning to the area to be arraigned.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Nevada Becomes First State to Impose Surcharge on Unvaccinated Workers

by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times

Nevada on Thursday became the first U.S. state to impose a surcharge on workers who have not gotten a COVID-19 vaccine, though the penalty doesn’t take effect until the middle of next year.

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

New York Crime Figures Return to “The Bad Old Days of the 1980s”

A few days ago, we reported that Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, had reported its 500th murder of the year in a case of domestic violence.

But Philadelphia isn’t the only major American city grappling with a surge in violence. NYC, Philadelphia’s coastal neighbor, has also seen a surge in violent crime in the nearly two years since the start of the pandemic, as we have repeatedly reported.

Outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio seems more than happy to let his successor, Mayor-elect Eric Adams, a former police officer and Brooklyn Borough President, deal with the city’s new crime problem. But as overall crime has continued to rise after last year’s surge (while murders have declined only slightly from last year’s extremely elevated rate), a gruesome stabbing in Brooklyn has captured the city’s attention.

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

Oregon University Student Government Wants Critical Race Theory Graduation ‘Requirement’

The Associated Students of the University of Oregon, the university’s student government, is proposing that every student be required to take a course on critical race theory in order to graduate.

During the University of Oregon Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, Associated Students of the University of Oregon President Isaiah Boyd said that the goal of the “Critical Race Theory” project is to “implement the primary teachings of CRT into the curriculum track for all undergraduates.”

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

Rand Paul: ‘Throw Fauci in Prison for Five Years’

Senator Rand Paul escalated his feud with Anthony Fauci Thursday by calling for the NAID head’s arrest and imprisonment for continually lying to Congress and denying he funded gain of function research on coronaviruses.

Appearing on Fox Business, the Senator remarked “Fauci should go to prison for five years for lying to congress. They [the DOJ] have prosecuted other people and they have selectively gone after republicans, but in no way will they do anything about him lying.”

Paul added that Fauci “should be prosecuted for lying, and at the very least he should be taken out of his position because I think he cost people lives through misinformation.”

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

Seth Rogen in Public Meltdown Over Crap Santa Inc. Reviews

Seth Rogen’s new show Santa Inc. portrays Father Christmas as a bigoted, cynical fraud who weaponizes his white privilege to uphold the patriarchy.

When the show received dreadful reviews, Rogen had a meltdown and blamed white supremacists.

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

Seth Rogen Claims ‘White Supremacy’ Is to Blame for His Abysmal Christmas Show Failure

“Comedian” Seth Rogen took to Twitter Thursday in a public meltdown during which he pinpointed ‘white supremacy’ as the reason why his new Christmas show Santa Inc. has received such an abysmal reaction from audiences.

“We really pissed off tens of thousands of white supremacists with our new show #SantaInc which is now available on HBOMAX! (Please read the responses to this tweet for confirmation),” Rogen tweeted.

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

Some US Colleges Start Requiring Vaccine Boosters for Students, Staff

Authored by Li Hai via The Epoch Times

Following booster shots recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some colleges are now requiring boosters for students and staff wanting to return to campus.

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

YouTube CEO Says Content Censorship is “Consistent” For All Creators, Contradicting Previous Statements

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has defended the company’s moderation and censorship decisions in an interview as being consistently implemented for all creators in the same way — but that sits at odds with the reality of the platform’s policy which promotes what it considers “authoritative sources” over independent creators.

Wojcicki herself in the past admitted that legacy media are allowed to post content that would otherwise fall into the “hate speech” category because they provide their own “context” for it. This would mean that the same moderation rules therefore do not apply to all.

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

Doctor Discusses Ivermectin Success in India, Questions Canada’s COVID Approach

Dr. Lenny Da Costa is a successful physician in both Goa and Mumbai, India. Dr. Da Costa specializes in geriatrics and preventative cardiology, with a passion for treating his patients through functional medicine and natural medicine where possible.

This is what he has done for thousands of patients over the years, and has carried into his treatment of patients with COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic.

Dr. Da Costa has expressed concern about Canada’s approach to COVID-19, citing the reluctance to try so many treatments that he sees working in his state and country everyday.

In India, especially in the province of Uttar Pradesh, Ivermectin, alongside other prophylactics, has been used successfully to treat COVID-19 patients and was responsible for remarkable drops in disease severity in the regions it was used.

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

New Brunswick Announces New Lockdown Restrictions as Part of COVID-19 ‘Winter Action Plan’

The New Brunswick government has released its ‘Winter Action Plan’ for COVID-19, featuring a host of new public health restrictions for residents of the province.

Health Minister Dorothy Shephard announced a three-level plan that will go into effect on Saturday and remain at least until the spring, citing a “very concerning” rise in COVID-19 infections over the past two weeks.

As a part of the province’s plan, all businesses — including grocery stores — will have the option of requiring proof of vaccination from all patrons.

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

Watch: Liberal MP Says Canadian Children Must Learn Critical Race Theory

Liberal MP Janica Atwin said that Canadian kids need to learn critical race theory when they return to class.

Critical Race Theory is the practice of defining historical and cultural phenomena through the lens of radical left-wing anti-racism.

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

Conor McGregor: ‘It is Time to Talk Ireland Leaving the European Union’

Former two-weight mixed martial arts world champion and all-around sporting superstar Conor McGregor may have just become Ireland’s biggest advocate for ‘Irexit’ — an Irish exit from the European Union.

McGregor, who has conquered top-tier opponents at featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight in the Dana White-led Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and became the first fighter in promotional history to claim two belts simultaneously in 2016, declared that it was “time to talk about Ireland leaving the European Union” in a social media post on Friday.

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

EU Has Gone ‘Power Mad’ Over COVID Restrictions, ‘Thank Goodness We Left’, Says Farage

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has exclaimed “thank goodness we left” the European Union in response to reports that the head of the bloc, European Commission boss Ursula von der Leyen, saying mandatory vaccination should be considered, while countries like Greece are threatening to fine senior citizens for every month they go unvaccinated.

“They have gone power mad in the EU, thank goodness we left,” Nigel Farage remarked while tweeting an opinion piece from The Telegraph laying bare the countries across the bloc that have instituted some form of Covid authoritarianism.

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

France: Video: Paris Police Check Proof of Vaccination While Diners Eat

A video out of Paris shows uniformed police officers inside a restaurant checking diners’ vaccine passports in the middle of their meals.

The clip shows cops hovering over the dinner table as they make customers show proof of vaccination on their phones.

One elderly woman appears to be somewhat confused by the checks as there is a delay in her showing her medical papers.

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

France: Over 65s Need Booster Vaccine Passport to Participate in Society

French President Emanuel Macron announced new rules for the nationwide vaccine passport mandate. The vaccine passports of those above the age of 65 will be invalid if they have not gotten a booster shot.

The over 65s will have to keep up with their boosters or be locked out of society.

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

France: Macron Privately Branded Boris a ‘Clown’ In Charge of a ‘Circus’: Reports

French President Emmanuel Macron allegedly called British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a “clown” in charge of a “circus”, according to reports widely circulated in the media.

The comments allegedly came via Élysée sources speaking to the French political magazine Le Canard enchaîné. While a satirical magazine often compared to Britain’s Private Eye, Le Canard enchaîné has been in print for more than 100 years, is known for its access to long-time government sources and its investigative journalism, and is influential on rival publications as well as ministers.

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

Germany’s New Government Announces Plans to Protect Rights to Encryption

Germany’s new coalition government is seemingly pro-encryption and supports other policies digital rights advocates have asked for years, including the right to anonymity. The previous government, led by Angela Merkel, supported more surveillance.

Privacy is a protected right under the German constitution. However, in an effort to fight crime, law enforcement agencies have undermined that right by fighting to access otherwise private data.

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

Hungary is the Only EU Country Not Invited to Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy

A United States run by left-wing President Joe Biden is going out of its way to snub Hungary by leaving it as the only European Union country not invited to the virtual Democracy Summit on Dec. 9-10.

Hungary’s cabinet minister, Gergely Gulyas, responded on Thursday, saying that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will not be able to speak as the representative of the entire Union at Biden’s upcoming Summit for Democracy later this month.

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

Ireland: Protest in Dublin Over Mask Measures in Schools

Hundreds of people took part in a demonstration in Dublin opposing the introduction of mandatory mask wearing for children from third class and up in primary schools.

Demonstrators gathered on Merrion Square.

Protesters also held placards with slogans criticising mask wearing more generally and vaccination.

Parts of the Square and Merrion Row were closed to traffic as a result.

One person was arrested for Public Order Offences.

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

Italy: Fake European Coronavirus Vaccine Passport Sales Surging Online

Italian police have claimed that the number of fake coronavirus vaccine passports being sold online has surged and that some doctors may even be involved in the sale of fake certifications.

Lucia Muscari, director of Polizia Postale in Genoa, stated that the amount of people buying and selling fake vaccine passports has greatly increased, saying “this market has literally exploded”.

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

People’s Vote: Rejoin EU Party Scrounge Just 151 Votes in UK Parliament by-Election

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has held on to their Old Bexley and Sidcup parliamentary seat in a special by-election with a reduced majority. The anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats crashed to fifth place and the upstart Rejoin EU scraped together just 151 votes.

Conservative candidate Louie French won the suburban London constituency, regarded as a “safe seat” for the Tories, with 51.48 per cent of the vote; comfortably ahead of Labour rival Daniel Francis on 30.88 of the vote — although down 18,597 votes from 2019.

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

Poland Creates Institute to Track Country’s 6 Million WWII Deaths

In an interview for Polish tabloid Super Express, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki spoke about the issue of war reparations from the Second World War and the War Losses Institute, which he recently signed into creation.

“I signed an order to establish the War Losses Institute mere days ago. We want all analysis which has been conducted thanks to the work of the parliamentary team to bring the right results in the upcoming months,” he stated.

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UK Govt Won’t Mandate Jabs as Long as ‘People Keep Taking the Booster’, Says Minister

A senior government and Conservative Party figure refused to rule out following Europe into mandatory vaccination or lockdowns for the unjabbed, only saying that the UK will not have to consider those measures as long as “people keep on taking the booster”.

Conservative Party co-chairman and Minister without Portfolio Oliver Dowden has effectively said that as long as people take the booster when the government demands, the Johnson administration will not consider following European countries down the road of mandating vaccination or lockdowns for the unvaccinated, refusing several times to rule out the British government would never subject citizens to such oppressive measures.

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UK: Police: Man of ‘Possible Middle Eastern Origin’ Tried to ‘Buy’ Woman’s Daughter Outside School

A mother in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, was left alarmed and horrified when a man of “possible Middle Eastern origin” approached her as she walked her young daughter to school and attempted to “buy” her.

The incident in the multicultural city took place on the morning of December 1st, with the male — one of a group of three, it is believed — described as looking like he was in his late thirties or early forties and wearing a grey hooded top and dirty navy bottoms, with his face partly obscured by a head warmer.

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Pakistan: Mob Lynches Sri Lankan Man Over Blasphemy, Burns Body

A man in Pakistan was lynched and set on fire alive by the mob in Sialkot over charges of blasphemy. The victim was a Sri Lankan national who worked as a manager in a Sri Lankan textile firm in Pak. The workers of the factory accused him of blasphemy and attacked the man.

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Melbourne Protesters to Gather in Opposition to Andrews Government’s Pandemic Bill

Anti-government protesters planning to occupy the Melbourne CBD on Saturday want to “ramp up the disruption” and “shut down the city” with weekly protests that escalate in intensity.

A poll sent out to more than 14,000 subscribers to the Melbourne Freedom Rally group on encrypted messaging app Telegram asked protesters how they want to proceed after the Daniel Andrews Government in Victoria passed controversial pandemic laws during the week.

Forty-nine per cent of respondents voted to “continue with weekly rallies and ramp up the disruption”.

The second most popular option was to “protest every day and cause disruption so they can’t ignore us”.

Planned protests are expected in Melbourne at midday following weeks of protest activity outside Parliament House.

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

New Zealand: Live: On Broadway — Anti-Mandate Protesters Take Over Newmarket Shopping Strip

About 2000 protesters are marching through Newmarket’s shopping streets — taking over the Broadway retail strip.

The protesters, who earlier today gathered at Auckland Domain, have reached Newmarket’s biggest mall 277 — chanting “Jacinda must go”.

There’s a helicopter hovering above Newmarket mall and the protest.

This is the first time people have congregated to object to the vaccine mandate since Aucklanders got their freedom yesterday.

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

Three Teens Who Escaped From Aussie COVID Camp All Have One Thing in Common, And it’s Not the Virus

Australian COVID camps are open for business, and business had been good. Until the escapes began.

Three Aboriginal teens, ages 15, 16, and 17, bolted from the Howard Springs COVID camp around 4:30 a.m. local time on Tuesday. They jumped a fence and headed for the hills.

Here is the kicker: All three teens tested negative for COVID the day before they bolted. They never actually HAD the China flu. They were locked up for coming into contact with someone who had it.

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South Africa: Mandatory Vaccines at Universities Could Lead to Protests, Student Body Warns

The Student Union of South Africa (SAUS) is expecting students and university management to be at “loggerheads” at the start of the next academic year because of mandatory vaccination policies, which could lead to violent protests, SAUS president Yandisa Ndzoyiya told a joint meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Innovation and the Portfolio Committee on Police on Friday.

“We’ve been saying to USAF [Universities South Africa] there must be a way to engage students on the vaccine. Of course, as the union, we want to encourage students to take the vaccine because when they save their own lives, they save other people’s lives,” he said.

“But how universities are doing it, already a number of institutions, through their councils, through their senate meetings, they have resolved on mandatory vaccines. And students, when they leave those meetings, they feel excluded because they are not thoroughly engaged. And that is going to lead to some violent protest because we are going to have a situation where students are protesting, and university management wants to proceed with registration because they don’t want to lose academic time.”

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EC Proposal on Migrants ‘Not Bad But Insufficient’ — Lithuanian Presidential Aide

VILNIUS — The European Commission’s proposal to allow EU member states bordering Belarus to extend the time for processing asylum claims is a good initiative, but not sufficient, an advisor to President Gitanas Nauseda said on Thursday.

“They have really started to think about how to help Lithuania, Latvia and Poland in the face of this situation,” Asta Skaisgiryte, the president’s chief foreign policy adviser, told the public broadcaster LRT. “This is the first initiative, which is now being examined by the Interior Ministry and other institutions.”

“It is not bad, but I’d say it is not sufficient. We’d expect more,” she added.

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France Shoots Down Britain’s Idea to Fix Channel Migrant Crisis

Paris has rejected the idea of a joint British-French patrol in the Channel to fight illegal migration, with the country’s PM Jean Castex stating that keeping UK military away from its borders was a matter of “sovereignty.”

The formal rejection was pronounced in a letter, sent by Castex to his UK counterpart Boris Johnson. Excerpts from the letter were published by the media late on Thursday, with the full text expected to be officially published shortly.

We cannot accept…that British police or soldiers patrol on our coasts. It’s a question of sovereignty and I know your government’s sensitivity towards respecting the sovereignty of others,” Castex wrote.

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France: 400 Migrants Expelled From Makeshift Camp Near Dunkirk

Police have expelled a group of 400 migrants from a makeshift camp near the northern French city of Dunkirk, just two weeks after police cleared another site in the area.

Police dismantled the camp in the area of the Bourbourg Canal in Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk on Tuesday at around 8 a.m., with 400 migrants moved from the site while tents and other shelters were taken down.

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Heavily-Armed African ‘Ninja’ Slashes French Cops With Sword

French police officers were injured during a confrontation with a heavily-armed African migrant dressed as a ninja and wielding a saber, according to reports.

The harrowing incident unfolded at around 4 p.m. on Thursday at a service station in Cherbourg.

Cops were chasing a stolen car driven by the suspect when he crashed it near a gas station and jumped out brandishing a katana sword.

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Illegals Occupy Belgian Church for Several Months Demanding Residency

Some 50 illegal immigrants who have occupied a church in Brussels, Belgium, demanding residency have complained that now with winter approaching, the church is too cold for them.

Initially, in February, around 200 migrants had occupied the 17th-century St John the Baptist Church in Béguinage in the heart of the Belgian capital, demanding residency. Reports from July revealed the number of squatters had swelled to 450, who had recently given up on a hunger strike that had lasted for 60 days.

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UK: Drivers Stuck in M1 Jam Hear Banging in Refrigerated Lorry Before Traffic Police Find Seven Migrants Hiding Behind Crates of San Pellegrino Sparkling Water

Seven people were discovered hiding in the back of a lorry’s refrigerated trailer after motorists stuck in traffic heard ‘banging’ coming from inside.

Leicestershire Police responded to the incident after the HGV had stopped on the M1 northbound close to junction 24 near to Leicester at around 9.30pm on Thursday.

A small group of migrants were found huddled behind boxes of San Pellegrino sparkling water.

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American Medical Association Language Guide Says Drop Terms Like “Morbid Obesity, “ “Alcoholic,” and “Fairness”

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have collaborated to publish a language guide that advises medical professionals to avoid phrases such as “homeless,” “handicapped,” and “morbidly obese.”

The move is thought to be a way to avoid social media backlash.

The guide, titled “Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts,” recommended replacing those phrases with “people who are experiencing (condition or disability type).”

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EU Launches Infringement Procedure Against Hungary Over Child Protection Law

The European Commission has launched an infringement procedure against Hungary on account of its recent child protection law being incompatible with EU law, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga announced on her Facebook page.

“While in 2015 we were attacked for defending our borders, now they have launched a war because we want to protect our children because we won’t let the LGBTQ lobby into our schools, because we stop the gender madness at the fences of our schools and kindergartens,” Varga wrote.

Varga pointed out in her post that the European Union has no right to interfere with children’s education in Hungary.

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First Trans Miss USA Contestant Eliminated From Pageant Says ‘They Were Just Not Ready’

Kataluna Enriquez, the first openly trans woman to ever take part in Miss USA, was eliminated from the pageant on Monday. “I worked so hard for it. I think they were just not ready,” said Enriquez, who won the Miss Nevada pageant in June.

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Sweden: Children Suffer Life-Long Injuries After Receiving Hormone Blockers at Hospital

Children being treated for “gender dysphoria” with hormone blockers at Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden have reportedly sustained severe, life-long injuries.

Although doctors at the hospital have known for a long time that children have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the administration of hormone blockers, the nature of the injuries was only brought before the public’s eyes recently, according to a report from the Swedish state broadcaster SVT.

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18 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/3/2021

  1. “Sweden: Children Suffer Life-Long Injuries After Receiving Hormone Blockers at Hospital”

    And – further down in the article it says:

    “In one particularly shocking case, a girl who wanted to become a boy began taking hormone-blocking drugs at just 11-years-old. Almost five years after the treatment began, the puberty-pausing drugs induced osteoporosis and permanently damaged the teen’s vertebrae, severely limiting the teen’s mobility. “He felt so bad that he tried suicide attempts on several occasions. We didn’t understand, we thought our child would feel better from the treatment,” the teen’s mother Natalie told SVT. “When we asked him regularly how his back felt, he said: ‘I’m in pain all the time’,” she added.”

    “According to the FDA, between 2013 and 2019, 41,213 adverse events, including 6,379 deaths and 25,645 “serious” reactions” were recorded in patients who took Lupron, a hormone blocker that’s often given to children who believe they are transgender. Adverse side effects associated with Lupron’s use include heart attacks, blood clots, psychological disorders, suicidal thoughts and behavior, joint pain, decreased bone density, and sterility. ”

    I lived right next to Karolinska University Hospital for over a year, and I met some transgenders, and I always thought of that hormone blocking as a form of castration, and I was always surprised by the easyness the Swedish single mothers would talk about their sons being turned into girls, and girls into boys – as if it was some kind of funny game… I know that many swedish women have “test tube” children, because “they don’t need no man” – and their little test tube children (from what I have seen) grow to be angry spoiled confused bastards…

    But this is the first time I hear there are some problems other than that! Much less real physical problems, or even death.

    Thanks for the info as I just know how to use it…

    • Sometimes it seems to me that it is better not to have children and grandchildren at all than to see them being handed over to the Comprachicos for being torn apart and mocked.

      • I don’t fully understand your comment, but I guess we agree.

        Many people have children not to raise them into proper men and women, but as a dolls substitute to play with…

        • Lost in translation. I meant that it is very painful to watch the World take our children and disfigure them. And you are often powerless. You cannot resist the whole world.

  2. So now it looks like New Braunschweig (formerly known as New Brunswick, but usage of the original German origin of the name is now recommended) will, de facto end up with separate supermarkets for vaxxed and unvaxxed.

    Insanity has gone up SEVERAL notches with this latest one.

  3. That’s funny. Google translator persistently translates the word “Negr” from Russian as “black man”. How politically correct.
    I insert it into the text manually.
    ==========

    A black student in love beat up a colleague for the phrase “works like a Negr”

    A visitor from Haiti smashed the face of his colleague with a fist, having heard from her the phrase “works like a black man.” Previously, a Negr had romantic feelings for a Muscovite, and when he heard a refusal, he began to take revenge for any reason.

    The outrageous incident took place at the office of the company located in the Eastern District of the capital on December 1. A graduate of Moscow State University got a job here six months ago as a customer service specialist. A few months later, a student from one of the capital’s universities came to the company, who came to the capital from the island of Haiti. They started working on the same project. After a while, the man invited a colleague to start dating. The lady refused. Then the Negr harbored a grudge – he began to regularly insult the fair sex. According to the victim, he called her a prostitute and “a stale woman who is not quoted.” Insolent spoke out about the woman’s laughter, which he loathes to listen. Hearing from her comic-rude phrase “working like a Negr is difficult,” the Haitian publicly announced that he wanted to beat the woman. And then he wrote a complaint to the authorities about harassment and racial insults.

    On December 1, the manager summoned both employees to the meeting room to find out the details of the conflict. A colleague asked why the man began to immediately complain, and did not discuss the situation with her. In response, the man jumped up and punched the lady in the face with all his might. The woman with a closed craniocerebral injury and concussion was taken to the hospital. She wrote a statement to the police. It is noteworthy that earlier the employee had already explained to a black colleague that in Russian the word “Negr” is not an insult, but only a sign of a Negroid race.

    https://www.mk.ru/incident/2021/12/02/vlyublennyy-temnokozhiy-student-izbil-kollegu-za-frazu-rabotaet-kak-negr.html

    • We have the same phrase in Czech – “works like a “black man”” means “works hard like hell”, or “works like a slave” – meaning very hard work…

      The black man should take it for compliment

        • Yes. In our country, this expression has the same meaning. This statement refers to the times when negroes worked on plantations under the blazing sun, driven by the blows of the whip.

        • I believe this phrase to be the heritage of Communism: There were not many things communist countries could accuse the west of – so it always boiled down to beating black slaves on plantations and homeless people living under the bridge. Look, the USA, how terrible country to live in! Yuri Bezmenov confirmed it in one of his lectures: The race card is a communist subversion card.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_you_are_lynching_Negroes

          …and since Black people never really lived in Bohemia, the term stuck, because it was not possible to judge its veracity by direct observation.

          For “bloody lazy and less than useless”, we have our gypsies 🙂

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYy0zOG4_QE

    • When I was in Moscow a few years back, I was in a nightclub and a kaffir punched a native Russian in the face because she refused his advances, what happened next was a sight to behold, the whole bloody club beat that kaffir to an inch of it’s life and threw it in a dumpster in the back, whether it lived or not I never did find out. To this day from what I understand, they don’t allow blacks.

  4. I just wanted to post this absurdity of the day: A Czech theather actor collapsed on stage – and the reason is – wait for it – “he had a pneumonia which he didn’t notice”

    I am no doctor, but how can you “not notice” a pneumonia?

    https://www.stream.cz/intimni-zpovedi/zdenek-zak-nevsiml-jsem-si-zapalu-plic-pak-jsem-zkolaboval-na-jevisti-64256297#dop_ab_variant=0&dop_source_zone_name=sznhp.vidpbox&dop_id=64256297&source=hp&seq_no=1&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=z-boxiku&utm_source=www.seznam.cz

  5. Tonight there are over 100,000 Haitian and other illegal immigrant vermin massing at the border of Mexico and Guatemala. We can safely assume that none of them have been tested for disease or vetted in any way.

    Presumably they are on their way to the US where they will receive free everything for the rest of their lives courtesy of the US Tax Slaves.

    The Bidenistas do not care about court orders or laws. They do whatever they please as long as it helps to destroy the USA.

    This is live video, really excellent. Hope you guys can see it.

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/watch-live-100000-haitians-amass-at-u-s-border-in-mexico/

    • Put them on US military planes and send to Belarus..
      We will take proper care for those lazy losers on our borders :-))
      Of course in the winter spirit of Muslim “Christmas” :-))
      What’s wrong with you Americans ?
      Have you lost your American common sens ?

      • With few exceptions, there is no common sense left in the government, elites, academia, or intelligentsia in the US. They are all barking mad.

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