Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/30/2021

In an effort to curb the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus, Quebec Premier François Legault announced a 10pm to 5am curfew, the closure of all restaurant dining rooms, and a ban on all private gatherings. Meanwhile, the Dutch government announced that citizens may be required to get as many as six injections of the “vaccine” that will allegedly protect them against COVID-19.

In other news, the conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell has reportedly caused apprehension among celebrities who availed themselves of the amenities of Jeffrey Epstein’s private island. Prominent among those allegedly affected by the verdict is Prince Andrew, the younger son of Queen Elizabeth II.

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

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USA
» $1.2 Million Spent by NIH to Buy Beagle Puppies for Medical Experimentation
» “Shoot Them: “ Woman Charged After Shooting at Hickory Hill Apartment
» Armed Suspect Arrested on His Way to the White House With Hit List That Included Biden, Fauci
» Breaking: Rolling Stone Threatened With Lawsuit by Organizers of Peaceful Jan 6 Trump Rally
» CDC Director Admits Latest COVID Restrictions Based on What Government “Thought People Would be Able to Tolerate”
» Charges Against Jeffrey Epstein’s Jail Guards Dropped During Ghislaine Maxwell’s Trial
» Climate Alarmists: ‘Doomsday Glacier is Coming for Us All’
» Critical Race Theory Debate Spurs Bills Banning Schools Teaching ‘Concepts That Divide’
» De Blasio Says He Doesn’t ‘Believe in Shut Downs’ After Shutting Down New York Last New Year’s Eve
» Facebook “Fact Checker” Finally Admits They Got it Wrong on Mask Mandates for Kids
» Fish Rain From the Sky in East Texas Town as Storms Moved Through
» Ghislaine Maxwell Faces More Charges in U.S. Virgin Islands as Prosecutors Step Up ‘Orgy Island’ Probe — Should Bill Clinton & Prince Andrew be Worried?
» Ghislaine Maxwell’s Little Black Book Sealed by Court
» Hollywood Manager to the Kardashians, Angela Kukawski, Allegedly Murdered
» ‘It’s Completely Racist’: Education Activist Slams School Board Pushing to Give Extra Pay Based on Skin Color
» Joe Rogan: “I’m Not Vaccinated, I’m Not Going to Get Vaccinated, I Have Antibodies, It Doesn’t Make Any Sense.”
» Judge Allows Journalist Attkisson’s Case to Continue on Allegation Feds Hacked Her Computers
» Man Gets Eight Years in Prison for Damage During Minneapolis Protests, Rioting
» ‘Maxwell Did Not Act Alone’: Focus Turns to Epstein’s Famous Friends
» More Than 1,100 Flight Cancellations, Over 3,000 Delays as Airline Companies Battle Omicron Variant, Winter Weather
» More Than 200 Marines Discharged After Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine
» Nancy Pelosi Buys Millions in Call Options in Google, Micron, Roblox, Salesforce and Disney
» NASCAR Driver Brandon Brown Unveils ‘Let’s Go Brandon’-Themed Car
» Oklahoma Bill Proposal Allows Parents to Remove Sexual Material From Public School Libraries
» Report: Facebook Censors Thomas Paine Quote as ‘False Information’
» Vanderbilt University Professor Argues That We All Need to Eat BUGS
» Watch: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Admits New Variant is Similar to Flu, Says ‘We Do Not Reorient Our Lives Around the Flu’
» Will She Flip? Ghislaine Maxwell Could Spill the Beans on High-Profile Figures Linked to Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in Exchange for a Lighter Sentence
 
Canada
» Canada Records Lowest Temperature in 8 Years, Hitting Minus 50
» Canada Cancels Unvaccinated Joe Rogan: Can’t Attend His Own Sold-Out Show
» Quebec Announces Curfew, Closure of Restaurants, Ban on All Private Gatherings
 
Europe and the EU
» German Official Calls for Food Price Hikes
» Is Czechia About to Abandon Hungary and Poland?
» Italy Increases Vaccine Passport Enforcement
» Netherlands Announces Plan to Dole Out 6 Vaccine Doses
» Severe Addiction Rise Feared as at-Home Drinking Soars in Lockdown Ireland
» Twitter Locked Out Just the News Founder for Sharing Vaccine Article
» UK: Growing Research Chronicles Toll COVID Lockdowns Imposed on Children
» UK: Prince Andrew’s Lawyers Reportedly in ‘Emergency Talks’ After Maxwell Guilty Verdict
» UK: Terrified No10 Aides and Officials Are ‘P**sing Themselves’ As They Are Ordered to Attend Formal Interviews by Civil Servant Leading Probe Into Christmas Party Claims
» Watch: Don’t Tread on Me! Marching British Soldier Tramples Child Outside the Tower of London
» Woke Culture Penetrates UK Trade Deals
 
South Asia
» Malaysia: New Year’s Eve: Large Gatherings at Public Spaces Not Allowed, Say Penang Police
 
Far East
» American Traitors: Academics Working for China
» ‘We Are Not Targeting the Media, ‘ Chinese Police Say After Shutting Down Pro-Democracy Outlet
 
Latin America
» Jamaica: Dancehall Artist Jahshii Arrested at Illegal Christmas Party in Clarendon
 
Immigration
» 2021: 1.9M Migrants Apprehended Along Southwest Border, 500K ‘Got Aways’
» Cyprus Calls on EU to Accept Illegal Migrants From Overcrowded Detention Camps
» Number of Fake ‘Child’ Migrants in Britain More Than Triples in a Year
 
Culture Wars
» The Year-in-Woke-Sports: 2021’s Biggest Whiffs, Fumbles, And Strikeouts by the Radicals Ruining America’s Favorite Pastimes
» Top EU Court Imposes Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ And Dual ‘Motherhood’ Or ‘Fatherhood’ On All Member States
 
General
» Video: WHO Head Vows to Vaccinate 70% of the World by Summer 2022
 

$1.2 Million Spent by NIH to Buy Beagle Puppies for Medical Experimentation

The National Institutes of Health spent $1.2 million buying Beagle puppies for experimentation from a Virginia-based puppy breeding mill currently under federal investigation for animal cruelty.

A new report from PETA detailed allegations of cruel and inhumane behavior at a breeding mill owned by Envigo, an Indianapolis-based breeding mill that raises animals for sale to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Envigo also produces puppies for research universities, including Temple University, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State University.

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

“Shoot Them: “ Woman Charged After Shooting at Hickory Hill Apartment

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman is behind bars after one person was shot and another injured during an altercation at her apartment.

On Dec. 29, police responded to a shooting at 5954 Hickory Hill Sq.

A girl told police a man shot at her and her friends, according to an affidavit.

She went to the hospital with injuries to her hand from breaking out a window, records show.

A second victim was rushed to St. Francis in a private vehicle with a gunshot wound to the back.

A third person was uninjured.

The homeowner told police she was doing the girl’s hair at her home and that she had been asking to go to the store for several hours.

The woman said she had a tight schedule and didn’t have time for her to go to the store, police said.

The girl then said she was going outside because a friend had brought her some food.

The woman, identified as Curleya Givand, realized the girl had left the apartment, but she later came back and wanted her to finish her hair.

The two got into a physical fight, police said.

The woman allegedly told her sister’s boyfriend to “shoot them,” according to the affidavit.

The boyfriend then allegedly fired several shots, hitting the victim’s vehicle.

Police recovered a handgun from the Givand’s apartment and a pair of shoes the victims said the shooter was wearing…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Armed Suspect Arrested on His Way to the White House With Hit List That Included Biden, Fauci

Kuachua Brillion Xiong was detained and arrested by authorities on Dec. 21 2021 after a traffic stop revealed that he was apparently on his way to the White House to attempt to assassinate Joe Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and others.

Authorities in Cass County, Iowa stopped 25-year-old Xiong in his car after they saw him driving dangerously on the I-80. They noticed that Xiong had a rifle, ammunition, body armor, medical supplies and a grappling hook in the car with him. They also found a stash of money in his car which was said to have been “earmarked for his funeral,” according to the New York Post.

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

Breaking: Rolling Stone Threatened With Lawsuit by Organizers of Peaceful Jan 6 Trump Rally

The organizers behind the Women for America First “Save America” rally that occurred on the morning of January 6, Amy and Kylie Jane Kremer, have sent a letter to Rolling Stone through their lawyer, demanding that the outlet retract false statements made about them in a November article.

“We write concerning the false and defamatory statements published by Rolling Stone on November 23, 2021, in the article titled, ‘Jan. 6 Organizers Used Anonymous Burner Phones to Communicate with White House and Trump Family, Sources Say.’ Specifically, the article falsely states that Kylie Kremer used ‘burner phones’ to ‘communicate with top White House and Trump campaign officials,’“ the letter, obtained by Human Events and addressed to Rolling Stone Editor-in-Chief Noah Shachtman, read.

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

CDC Director Admits Latest COVID Restrictions Based on What Government “Thought People Would be Able to Tolerate”

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky admitted Wednesday that the agency’s latest guidance on COVID was based on what the government perceived people would accept.

Appearing on CNN, Walensky addressed the fact that the CDC suddenly updated its guidelines after Joe Biden declared that “there is no federal solution” to the virus.

Restrictions including quarantine times were lessened from ten days to five.

“It really had a lot to do with what we thought people would be able to tolerate,” Walensky starkly admitted.

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

Charges Against Jeffrey Epstein’s Jail Guards Dropped During Ghislaine Maxwell’s Trial

As the world watched the Ghislaine Maxwell trial unfold, federal prosecutors dropped the charges against the two jail guards who were accused of falling asleep on the job and falsifying jail records when Jeffrey Epstein allegedly killed himself.

Prosecutors sent a nolle prosequi to the judge on Dec. 13 stating they wanted to drop the charges against guards Tova Noel and Michael Thomas. The nolle prosequi said both guards had completed community service and complied with terms of an earlier non-prosecution agreement in which the case would not be brought to trial until after an investigation into Epstein’s death with the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General was complete, according to the report.

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

Climate Alarmists: ‘Doomsday Glacier is Coming for Us All’

The massive Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica could “fall apart overnight” and raise sea levels by 10 feet, declares an article Thursday in Rolling Stone magazine.

The essay by Jeff Goodell, titled “‘The Fuse Has Been Blown,’ and the Doomsday Glacier Is Coming for Us All,” states that cracks and fissures in the Thwaites eastern ice shelf suggest the Florida-sized ice mass “could fracture like a shattered car window in as little as five years.”

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

Critical Race Theory Debate Spurs Bills Banning Schools Teaching ‘Concepts That Divide’

Indiana lawmakers’ firstattempts at banning critical race theory, or the issues that get conflated with it, have been filed.

Ahead of the 2022 legislative session that starts next week, several wide-ranging bills have been filed that would, among other things, ban public K-12 schools from teaching about white privilege or teaching that the United States was founded as a racist or sexist nation and would require students be taught that “socialism, Marxism, communism, totalitarianism, or similar political systems are incompatible with and in conflict with the principles of freedom upon which the United States was founded” and that they are detrimental to the country.

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

De Blasio Says He Doesn’t ‘Believe in Shut Downs’ After Shutting Down New York Last New Year’s Eve

After shutting down New York City since March 13, 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio said to NBC on Thursday “Look, I don’t believe in shut downs.”

“Given that New York is yet again the epicenter, given that some local officials are calling for you to cancel the in-person event altogether, why not scale back that event even further?” Kristen Welker asked de Blasio.

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

Facebook “Fact Checker” Finally Admits They Got it Wrong on Mask Mandates for Kids

That Facebook’s “fact-checkers” got something wrong is hardly newsworthy anymore; but the giant copping to it is not something you see every day.

Robby Soave, a senior editor with the Reason magazine, writes that he has been the recipient of one such highly unusual admission. The censorship in this case revolved around an article Soave shared on Facebook, only for it to be slapped with a “false information” label, that came from “independent fact-checkers.”

The write up was titled, “The Study That Convinced the CDC To Support Mask Mandates in Schools Is Junk Science.” It was based on David Zweig’s Atlantic article that said a particular study relied on by the CDC inflated the data purporting the risk for unmasked students to such a degree that it should be considered flawed. He at the same time didn’t dispute that masks may help stop the spread of Covid, particularly in some school contexts.

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

Fish Rain From the Sky in East Texas Town as Storms Moved Through

TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL) — It “rained fish” for a few minutes in Texarkana, Texas, Wednesday afternoon as storms moved through the area.

It happened around 4:30 p.m., according to James Audirsch, who works at the Orr Maxx, a used car dealership in eastern Texas. He says he and his co-worker, Brad Pratt, heard loud noises and looked outside only to see fish falling from the sky.

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

Ghislaine Maxwell Faces More Charges in U.S. Virgin Islands as Prosecutors Step Up ‘Orgy Island’ Probe — Should Bill Clinton & Prince Andrew be Worried?

Ghislaine Maxwell — who is staring at 65 years in prison after being convicted late Wednesday — faces another investigation into her ties to Jeffrey Epstein that could have significant consequences for the high-profile names who escaped scrutiny in the federal trial, Radar can exclusively report.

In court documents obtained by Radar, the U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General admitted Maxwell, 60, is being probed for her role in the world’s most heinous sex trafficking ring.

The Virgin Islands prosecution could be a jarring examination of the sick lives of Maxwell and Epstein, unmasking some of the big names that were shielded by federal prosecutors in the Manhattan trial.

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

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Little Black Book Sealed by Court

Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Maxwell’s “little black book” was sealed following the trial. It was in fact sealed in early December.

With the verdict of the Ghislaine Maxwell trial coming in on Wednesday evening, a number of the documents used in the case, like Maxwell’s infamous little black book, have been reportedly sealed by the court.

Most prominently, the little black book which contained the names and contact details of around 2,000 people will be sealed, with only a limited amount of material being released, according to The Times.

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

Hollywood Manager to the Kardashians, Angela Kukawski, Allegedly Murdered

Renowned Hollywood manager Angela “Angie” Kukawski was found dead this week, with police investigating her boyfriend for murder.

A longtime Hollywood manager to the stars, Angela “Angie” Kukawski, has died. She was 55.

The Los Angeles Police Department issued a statement on Wednesday indicating that the department’s Valley Bureau Homicide division is investigating Kukawski’s death as murder. She had been reported missing on December 22 in the suburban area of Sherman Oaks, California. She was subsequently discovered deceased inside her vehicle, which was parked on the street in the Simi Valley area.

Prior to Kukawski being identified as the victim, a local Angelino News report said a woman believed to be in her fifties was allegedly found stabbed to death in the trunk of the vehicle.

Police have identified Kukawski’s boyfriend, Jason Barker, 49, as a suspect, and he has been arrested, according to an LAPD press release issued Wednesday…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

‘It’s Completely Racist’: Education Activist Slams School Board Pushing to Give Extra Pay Based on Skin Color

An education activist has come out in opposition to a Minnesota school board’s policy of giving teachers of color “additional stipends.”

Earlier in December, a school board in Minnesota voted to provide an additional stipend to teachers of color if they take on the task of mentoring fellow non-white educators. The policy was adopted as a “retention strategy,” with the hopes of creating an environment where teachers of color can feel less isolated.

Education advocate Cynthia Garrett, on the other hand, sees the policy as nothing more than racist.

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

Joe Rogan: “I’m Not Vaccinated, I’m Not Going to Get Vaccinated, I Have Antibodies, It Doesn’t Make Any Sense.”

Podcast king Joe Rogan doubled down on his assertion that he will not get vaccinated this week, stating that it makes “no sense” for him because he has natural immunity from COVID.

While announcing that he will likely have to cancel dates for comedy shows in Canada in the Spring due to vaccine mandates, Rogan said he doesn’t “think I can even get into the country. I’m not vaccinated, I’m not going to get vaccinated, I have antibodies, it doesn’t make any sense.”

Rogan also bemoaned the continuing restrictions on events.

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

Judge Allows Journalist Attkisson’s Case to Continue on Allegation Feds Hacked Her Computers

A federal judge has denied the latest motion to throw out investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson’s lawsuit alleging the federal government intrusions of her computers while she was a CBS News correspondent.

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

Man Gets Eight Years in Prison for Damage During Minneapolis Protests, Rioting

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge has sentenced a St. Paul man to more than eight years in prison for burning, looting and damaging businesses during a 2020 protest against police brutality in Minneapolis.

U.S. District Judge Patrick Schlitz sentenced 32-year-old Victor Edwards to 100 months in prison and two years of supervised. A jury convicted Edwards this past August of one count of riot and one count of arson.

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

‘Maxwell Did Not Act Alone’: Focus Turns to Epstein’s Famous Friends

After Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on Wednesday of grooming and sexual assault, victims and activists have asked for the spotlight to be shone on other famous individuals who were allegedly caught up in these crimes.

Virginia Giuffre, for instance, tweeted “I hope that today is not the end but rather another step in justice being served.” Giuffre has accused Epstein of grooming and then offering her to other famous individuals like Prince Andrew.

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

More Than 1,100 Flight Cancellations, Over 3,000 Delays as Airline Companies Battle Omicron Variant, Winter Weather

As many Americans begin to return from their travels for the holidays, many are arriving at the airports to find a shocking amount of delays and flight cancellations as airline companies battle the omicron variant and winter weather across the US.

Across the United States, more than 1,100 flights have been cancelled on Thursday alone, with an additional 3,700 being delayed, according to Fox News correspondent David Lee Miller.

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More Than 200 Marines Discharged After Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

While the vast majority of Marines have been at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19, the number of troops being let go for refusing the jab is climbing.

On Thursday, the Marine Corps revealed that more troops have been removed of their duties for refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, pushing the number over 200.

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

Nancy Pelosi Buys Millions in Call Options in Google, Micron, Roblox, Salesforce and Disney

Despite a populist grassroots movement seeking to ban Congress members from trading stocks, one which has attracted bipartisan political support, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — arguably one of the most prolific Congressional traders — said two weeks ago that lawmakers should be allowed to make trades while serving.

“We’re a free market economy,” Pelosi told reporters during a news conference. “They should be able to participate in that.”

Pelosi’s statement came days after progressive New Yorker, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, reiterated her support for banning lawmakers from the practice. Ocasio-Cortez and other members of Congress argue that lawmakers have access to information the public is not privy to and the ability to write and pass policy, they should abstain from buying and selling individual stock and other assets. She and other lawmakers support members of Congress investing in index funds.

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

NASCAR Driver Brandon Brown Unveils ‘Let’s Go Brandon’-Themed Car

NASCAR driver Brandon Brown has landed a major sponsor, and it takes a direct shot at President Joe Biden.

The Xfinity series driver became famous when fans chanted, “F**k Joe Biden,” but the person interviewing him pretended fans were saying, “Let’s Go Brandon.” The rest is history and the “LGB” saying has consumed America.

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

Oklahoma Bill Proposal Allows Parents to Remove Sexual Material From Public School Libraries

SB1142, a new bill proposed in the state of Oklahoma, would give parents of children in the state’s public schools the power to request that books containing sexual material or inappropriate content be pulled from the shelves of school libraries.

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

Report: Facebook Censors Thomas Paine Quote as ‘False Information’

Facebook has reportedly censored a quote from American Founding Father Thomas Paine, citing its policy against “false information.”

Reclaim the Net reported this week that a number of Facebook users have had their posts removed or had their accounts blocked for 24 hours after posting a meme of Thomas Paine along with a quote of his from April 1776.

The offending quote, deemed “false information” by Facebook, reads: “He who dares not offend cannot be honest,” a line from Paine’s writings in the Pennsylvania Journal.

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

Vanderbilt University Professor Argues That We All Need to Eat BUGS

A professor at Vanderbilt University has argued that food authorities in the U.S. and beyond need to follow the example of the European Union and make BUGS, including maggots and worms, a staple of people’s diets.

In a piece published by Bloomberg, professor Amanda Little argues that everyone in the world needs to start dining on insects.

Little writes that the EU “approval confers a kind of dignity to the lowly, protein-rich microbeasts that we foolishly dismiss as pests, and delivers a clear signal that the insect proteins industry is poised for significant growth. Above all, it paves the way for an alternative protein source that should play a critical role in feeding a hotter, more populous world.”

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

Watch: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Admits New Variant is Similar to Flu, Says ‘We Do Not Reorient Our Lives Around the Flu’

On Wednesday Night’s episode of “All In with Chris Hayes,” the MSNBC show’s namesake talked about the omicron variant, and how the variant’s symptoms and severity are more like the flu than the early variants of the pandemic.

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

Will She Flip? Ghislaine Maxwell Could Spill the Beans on High-Profile Figures Linked to Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in Exchange for a Lighter Sentence

Facing the rest of her life behind bars, Ghislaine Maxwell has one option to significantly reduce the time she will be ordered to serve — flip on the big names who have been linked to Jeffrey Epstein.

Short of a surprise win on appeal — which the Maxwell family says they have already started — telling the true story behind Epstein’s friendships with the rich and famous could be her only chance of breathing free air again.

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

Canada Records Lowest Temperature in 8 Years, Hitting Minus 50

Canada has recorded a record low temperature this weekend, as temperatures soared beneath —51 degrees Celsius.

This temperature is reportedly the lowest in eight years, according to the Weather Network. These temperatures started sweeping across Canada on Sunday and will continue over the next few days.

This has affected the northern and western Canada in particular. Yellowknife and parts of Northern Alberta felt the full force of the negative 50 degrees. The Yukon and parts of British Columbia were also very cold.

With wind chill, these places may have been even colder.

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

Canada Cancels Unvaccinated Joe Rogan: Can’t Attend His Own Sold-Out Show

Joe Rogan was set to attend his long anticipated Vancouver show scheduled for April 20, which has long been sold out, but on Wednesday The Hill is reporting it’s been canceled due to the Canadian government barring him from entry for the event.

“Ticketmaster Wednesday on its website confirmed that Rogan’s Vancouver show had been canceled and ticket holders would receive a refund,” The Hill reports. However, the event has been pushed to a much later date in 2022, though it’s unclear whether Canada will relax its vaccine requirement to cross the border by that point (at the rate things are going, an unlikelihood). “According to Rogan’s Facebook page, the event has been rescheduled for Oct. 24,” The Hill added.

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

Quebec Announces Curfew, Closure of Restaurants, Ban on All Private Gatherings

In an ongoing press conference this evening (see the embed below), Quebec Premier François Legault has announced that a curfew (from 10 p.m. till 5 a.m.) and a ban on all private gatherings will be implemented across the province as of tomorrow.

All Quebec restaurants will also be forced to close their dining rooms, and retail stores will be mandated to close on Sundays for the next three weekends. Indoors sports are cancelled, and all places of worship will be closed except for funerals, where capacity will be limited to 25 people. The work-from-home order remains in effect.

Legault also announced that all schools will remain closed until Jan. 17, a one-week extension of the holiday break for elementary and high schools, which was previously set at Jan. 10. The new measure will also apply to CEGEPs and universities, though online learning can go ahead prior to Jan. 17 where possible. Regular daycares will remain open, but school daycares will be functional for essential workers only.

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German Official Calls for Food Price Hikes

Germany’s new agriculture minister, Cem Ozdemir, has called for the price of foodstuffs and agricultural goods to be raised so citizens appreciate the value of food.

He told Bild am Sonntag over the weekend that “giveaway prices” drive “farms into ruin, prevent better animal welfare, promote the extinction of species, and pollute the climate.”

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

Is Czechia About to Abandon Hungary and Poland?

The Czech Republic will use its presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of next year to build relations with the EU’s mainstream countries, according to Czech Minister for European Affairs Mikulas Bek in an interview with Bloomberg, published on Wednesday.

The shift in Czech foreign policy could be a serious threat to the Visegrad Four alliance, which consists of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Czechia. Hungary and Poland, in particular, could lose their key ally on a number of key issues important to conservatives, including regarding issues like LGBT, judicial reform, and rule-of-law sanctions.

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Italy Increases Vaccine Passport Enforcement

On Wednesday, the Italian government added to the growing list of venues where the reinforced vaccine passport “green pass” will be required from January 10th and now includes outdoor restaurants, hotels, and ski lifts as well as all public transport.

As in other regions, the restrictions have decimated revenue for many small businesses at one of their most important times of the year and Italy’s club and restaurant owners want the government’s help.

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

Netherlands Announces Plan to Dole Out 6 Vaccine Doses

And as Israel doles out a second round of booster jabs to the most at-risk patients, the Netherlands is entertaining giving people as many as six shots.

In a Wednesday letter to parliament, Health Minister Hugo de Jonge suggested that the Netherlands should consider additional rounds of booster jabs to fight new variants, with two in 2022 and another shot in 2023, according to Newsweek.

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Severe Addiction Rise Feared as at-Home Drinking Soars in Lockdown Ireland

A seismic increase in at-home drinking in Ireland has raised fears that the island nation will soon face a serious rise in the number of people suffering from addiction as a result of lockdowns.

According to addiction experts, the restrictions in place to curb the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, such as full lockdowns and curfews for pubs, has corresponded with a sudden surge in the amount of alcohol being consumed in the home in Ireland.

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Twitter Locked Out Just the News Founder for Sharing Vaccine Article

John Solomon, the founder and CEO of Just The News was locked out of Twitter for sharing an article about Covid vaccines.

On December 27, Solon shared a link to an article titled: “Pfizer to continue distributing version of COVID-19 vaccine not fully approved by FDA.” The article notes that according to some medical experts, both the EUA and fully approved Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines have the same ingredients.

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UK: Growing Research Chronicles Toll COVID Lockdowns Imposed on Children

A growing body of academic research is chronicling the toll that pandemic lockdowns imposed on children, warning that the mental and social anguish the policies caused outweigh the health protections.

The “overall impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents is likely to be severe,” an Oxford University professor warned in a recent analysis.

A study published by Brown University said lockdowns, mandates and other restrictions are likely to create a generation of children with lower IQs and signs of social brain damage.

Other studies have reported increased mental illnesses presenting among minors impacted by ongoing lockdown policies, stress and isolation from their peers, as well as unfounded fears associated with the coronavirus, which killed fewer than 800 of the 73.3 million Americans under the age of 18.

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

UK: Prince Andrew’s Lawyers Reportedly in ‘Emergency Talks’ After Maxwell Guilty Verdict

Prince Andrew’s lawyers were locked in emergency talks overnight after Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted in New York for recruiting and grooming underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein, a new report said.

The British socialite’s guilty verdict Wednesday evening sent fear rippling through the embattled royal’s legal team as he battles sexual assault allegations leveled against him in a civil lawsuit filed in Manhattan, the Mirror reported.

Accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre has alleged the Duke of York sexually abused her when she was 17 after she was trafficked by Epstein and Maxwell.

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

UK: Terrified No10 Aides and Officials Are ‘P**sing Themselves’ As They Are Ordered to Attend Formal Interviews by Civil Servant Leading Probe Into Christmas Party Claims

Senior No10 aides and officials have been ordered to attend formal interviews as part of an investigation into whether illegal Christmas parties took place in Downing Street last year.

Whitehall heavy hitter Sue Gray is carrying out out inquiries into three alleged gatherings at No10 and the Department for Education in November and December last year, when indoor mixing was banned.

And she has demanded that special advisers and Civil Service officials working in the heart of Government face questions about what happened, the Times reported.

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Watch: Don’t Tread on Me! Marching British Soldier Tramples Child Outside the Tower of London

A young child tourist was apparently trampled by a marching guard while visiting the Tower of London on Wednesday.

In a viral video, a soldier of the Coldstream Guard — the oldest continuously serving regular regiment of the British Army — was seen barreling over a young child who had accidentally stepped in front of the marching soldier.

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Woke Culture Penetrates UK Trade Deals

The United Kingdom is increasingly taking progressive issues such as women’s rights and climate protection into account when concluding trade agreements, according to Politico.

Experts are divided on the issue of incorporating moral issues into trade agreements, though. According to some, the deals get “devalued.”

Protection of animal rights, commitment to ensuring an effective environmental policy, cooperation with the natives, and emphasis on women’s equality and the promise of fighting “modern slavery” are all a part of Britain’s recently concluded trade agreement with New Zealand regarding clauses outside the economic core of the agreement.

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Malaysia: New Year’s Eve: Large Gatherings at Public Spaces Not Allowed, Say Penang Police

GEORGE TOWN: Large gatherings and events at public spaces where it is difficult to control physical distancing during New Year’s Eve are prohibited, say police.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong however said minor-scale celebrations and conducted in closed-door premises are allowed.

He said nightclubs and entertainment outlets are also not allowed to operate.

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American Traitors: Academics Working for China

It took a federal jury in Boston less than three hours to return guilty verdicts on all six felony counts against Charles Lieber, the former chair of Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

Lieber, “one of the country’s top research chemists” according to the New York Times, lied to the FBI about his participation in Beijing’s Thousand Talents Program, did not pay income tax on money from Chinese sources, and failed to report his Chinese bank account to the Internal Revenue Service.

The case against the Harvard academic was airtight. Nonetheless, members of America’s academic elite are up in arms that the Department of Justice prosecuted Lieber, and many are campaigning against law enforcement efforts.

China’s regime has bought America’s academic community and turned it against America.

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‘We Are Not Targeting the Media, ‘ Chinese Police Say After Shutting Down Pro-Democracy Outlet

A pro-democracy news outlet in Hong Kong was shut down Wednesday after police arrested seven people associated with the site and raided its offices, multiple sources reported.

Stand News issued a statement saying it closed its operations immediately and that its website and social media pages would be deleted within a day, The New York Times reported.

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Jamaica: Dancehall Artist Jahshii Arrested at Illegal Christmas Party in Clarendon

Dancehall deejay Jahshii and several people who attended an event that looked like a party on Christmas Eve night in Clarendon were arrested for breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act.

The Act prohibits gatherings of more than ten people, and specifically, parties are on that list, even though Prime Minister Andrew Holness weeks ago declared that the curfew hours would be extended to 1 PM on particular holiday nights such as Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Videos shared on Twitter showed a packed crowd with no social distancing as people enjoyed the music that was loudly playing.

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2021: 1.9M Migrants Apprehended Along Southwest Border, 500K ‘Got Aways’

Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 1.9 million migrants who illegally crossed the southwest border with Mexico between ports of entry during 2021. Another estimated half-million migrants managed to avoid apprehension and sneak into the U.S.

Unofficial numbers indicate that Border Patrol agents assigned to the nine southwest border sectors apprehended approximately 1,929,000 migrants who illegally crossed between ports of entry in 2021. Official U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reports revealed that agents apprehended 1,773,674 migrants through the first 11 months of the year. A source operating under the umbrella of CBP told Breitbart Texas that, with three days to go, agents apprehended approximately 156,000 migrants in December to date.

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Cyprus Calls on EU to Accept Illegal Migrants From Overcrowded Detention Camps

The Republic of Cyprus has called on other European Union member states to accept illegal migrants from overcrowded detention camps on its territory. About 4,000 migrants arrived in Cyprus during October and November, Cypriot Interior Minister Nikos Nuris stated. Since the beginning of the year, around 12,000 migrants have come to the south of the island illegally.

According to EU statistics, Cyprus had to deal with the most intense influx of migrants last year relative to the population of all EU countries. The EU average was 931 applications per million population. Cyprus dealt with 8,448 per million inhabitants.

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Number of Fake ‘Child’ Migrants in Britain More Than Triples in a Year

The number of “child” migrants found to be lying about their age in Britian has more than tripled in just a year, official figures have revealed.

In the year to September 2021, some 1,118 migrants were found to have lied about being children — likely due to the fact that being a child, and especially a so-called unaccompanied minor, speeds up asylum applications and makes removal from the country harder — according to Home Office figures reported by The Telegraph.

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The Year-in-Woke-Sports: 2021’s Biggest Whiffs, Fumbles, And Strikeouts by the Radicals Ruining America’s Favorite Pastimes

After COVID-19 rocked the sports world in 2020, with most professional teams playing shortened seasons for empty stadiums and many college and youth teams canceling their seasons altogether, Americans were understandably ready to return to a semblance of normalcy in their favorite pastimes in 2021. However, as with corporate culture, schools, and seemingly everything else in American life over the past year, radical left-wing ideologies have infiltrated the sporting world and prevented any “return to normalcy.”

Here are six of the most egregious examples of how wokeism ruined sports in 2021.

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Top EU Court Imposes Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ And Dual ‘Motherhood’ Or ‘Fatherhood’ On All Member States

The European Court of Justice has now gone a step farther with its Dec. 14 ruling, ordering Bulgaria to acknowledge two women as being the biological mothers of a child as per the birth certificate issued by Spanish authorities, who are well-known for supporting LGBT ideology. This is one more step forward after the 2018 ruling in the Coman & Hamilton case ordering Romania to acknowledge the full legal effects of a “marriage” entered into by two men in Belgium.

Both decisions are making for new EU case law applicable to all member states at a time when the European Court of Justice just affirmed the primacy of its case law over national constitutions in its highly controversial Dec. 21 ruling against the Romanian Constitutional Court, thus making a mockery of Article 4 of the Treaty on European Union, which was designed to ensure that the EU respects the “national identities, inherent with their fundamental structures, political and constitutional” of member states.

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Video: WHO Head Vows to Vaccinate 70% of the World by Summer 2022

World Health Organisation Head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus vowed Wednesday to oversee COVID vaccination of 70% of the global population by Summer of 2022.

“I want governments, industry and civil society to work with us on a campaign that aims for 70 percent vaccine coverage in all countries by this date,” the WHO director said.

He added that there are 185 days to go and that “The clock starts now.”

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19 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/30/2021

  1. The Russian Orthodox Church is going to build a cathedral in Cairo
    The issue of allocating a land plot is being resolved, Metropolitan Leonid of Klinsky, who heads the Patriarchal Exarchate in Africa, told RIA Novosti. The decision to create a new structure was announced today by the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. The exarchate will have two dioceses headed by the Bishop of Cairo and the Bishop of Johannesburg.
    https://echo.msk.ru/news/2960294-echo.html
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    Great news. Better to build in Africa. And then they build their temples in public places – they build up parks and playgrounds with their temples, which are empty. Nobody believes these deceitful illusionists with hairy mouths.
    The OMON is beating the disgruntled townspeople with truncheons, who would prefer to see either a kindergarten or just a park in this place.
    And Muslims look at them and also demand a place for a mosque.
    The ROC, on the hem of the dresses of its clerics, pushed Islamization into the country and the Sharia law on “insulting the feelings of believers.”

  2. Pandemic Poland outside New Year party in my Highland ..hihihihihihi ! Over 20 000 people..:-))
    Soros .., Quci, Gates , Bidet and any other Demonic Abomination.. Poland is telling to you FYS !!!
    We Poles are alive and kicking , full of Life !! . F U !!!
    Hitler, Stalin , Yalta didn’t brake our Polish Spirit and you primitive abominations thought you can ??? hehehehe..
    Dance with us Poles American people, enjoy life , no matter what !!
    https://youtu.be/ocvcFEg1zZQ

      • Jason Derule..Modern Talking and i get drunk…I Love you all Thanks Byron! Thanks Dymphna..Thanks all Hungarians and Romanians.Americans…even Czechs !! I Love Human Christian and Jesus !!
        and CC ( Canadian Club)/Radegast..Happy New Year to all of you !!
        ps. All my Love for my colleges from 21 Batalion ,Podhalan Riffles Brigade , right now on the border , saving our, White Europeans , Christian asses..from 3 World, Islamist , Stone Age Savages MF.. !

    • Well for the first time I am glad that I am not in Poland.

      That music sucks [vulgarities].

      You guys are still back in the 80’s.

      Dreadful stuff.

      Happy New to everyone.

  3. Attention World: Fauci has just admitted on national TV the truth about their phony CCP Covid statistics.

    The Scamdemic is now officially OVER, by their own admission.

    According to the Evil Midget Faux Chi, when discussing all the children being hospitalized, there is a big difference between those who are in the hospital “with” covid vs. those who are in the hospital “from” Covid.

    Every one of the illegal, unconstitutional mandates that we are living with are because of Fauci & Co’s lies about the virus!

    All of the mask and vax mandates are based on the number of “cases” and deaths.

    Now it turns out we are dealing with FALSE INFORMATION.

    Naturally they dump this story on New Year’s Eve Friday when nobody is looking.

    BUT WE ARE!

    Happy New Year to Baron and friends. May 2022 be a trifle less “interesting.”

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/holy-shite-fauci-just-admitted-the-truth-about-kids-with-covid/

    • Something is going on Seneca.

      In just one week we have seen Quarantine reduced from 10 to 6 days, close contacts be redefined to “home only” and for a period of 4 hours, QR codes are to be discontinued and mask requirements gone by Jan 27.

      Plus the admission of Fraudi – as you pointed out.

      The destruction of the supply chains continues unabated with costs of raw materials and so on up over 200 plus percent.

      I wonder what is coming.

      • ..”I wonder what is coming ”
        Don’t you know order of Greek alphabet ?
        Coming P ( pi)..Mather of all Covid Terror..Brace yourself in Australia..or get some riffle..

      • It is all very mysterious. And another thing I have never been able to figure out- why is Operation Warp Speed the only Trump program that the Bidenistas did not dismantle and destroy?

        Any ideas?

        • Seneca, Warp speed had legal hurdles removed.

          I expect that the extent of those legal hurdles removed is yet to surface.

          I think that what Chump signed off on, and denied people a whole bunch of rights while giving indemnity to others.

          I wonder what the time limit was that he signed off on. IS that immunity about to end? IS that why TPTB are starting to reveal what will be revealed anyway?

          What Chump did legally would provide the crux for everything done in the USA and elsewhere/ After all what happens in the USA is good for the gander.

          Other jurisdictions could mplement on different time lines to the USA to flummox people. That is, the timing would be different giving one group of people hope, while such hope is extinguished elsewhere. That is what seems to be happening. Suppressions seems to end in one jurisdiction while the clamps are applied in another.

          Doing it through the prism of the USA is supoosed to legitimise everything and give credibility to whatever is decided there. The greatest democracy on the planet – must be followed – despite the fact that everyone knows the last and maybe every election was fraudulent.

          I believe that we do not yet know the extent of Chump’s stupidity and what he signed people onto. He knew he was signing on the American people and every other American centric “democracy”.

          I hope that mofo and his family with their fake teeth hang soon.

          The point being that chump clearly sold out his constituents with regard the poison AND the assembly at the capitol.

          I would put a bullet in him and his despicable family in a heartbeat.

          We need to take care of ourselves.

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