Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/2/2022

During 2021, Scottish police caught 125,000 people participating in illegal parties. 973 of the revelers were arrested, and 17,000 fixed-penalty fines were issued. The government netted more than £1 million as a result.

In other news, Denmark is planning on eliminating fossil fuels in its domestic flights by 2030. After that, planes will be powered by wind.

OK, so I made that last part up, but still…

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USA
» 1 Dead: 4 People Wounded in Strawberry Mansion Shooting as Gun Violence Continues in Philly
» 2024 Watch: Trump Enters 2022 as Clear Frontrunner for Next GOP Presidential Nomination
» Breaking: Joe Rogan Joins GETTR as Twitter Censorship Intensifies
» Chronic Violent Offender Released After Plea Deal, Gets Charged With Another Felony While on Parole
» Democrats Look to Primary Biden in 2024: ‘He’s Old as S***’
» DeSantis’ Office Says Governor Accompanying Wife to Cancer Treatment Not ‘Missing’ Amid COVID Surge
» Dr. Robert Malone Embraces Alternative Social Networks After Twitter Ban
» Eric Adams’ First Actions as Mayor Include Extending NYC’s Indoor Vaccine Mandate
» Greenwald: NBC News Uses Ex-FBI Official Frank Figliuzzi to Urge Assange’s Extradition, Hiding His Key Role
» Indiana Life Insurance CEO Says Deaths Are Up 40% Among People Ages 18-64
» Kindergarteners to Eat Lunch Outside in Near Freezing Temps to Curb COVID
» Leaving Illinois: Another Wealthy Chicago Entrepreneur Votes With His Feet
» Many Universities Will Return to Virtual Learning After Winter Break
» Massachusetts Teachers Union Urges Return to Virtual Learning
» NYC to Install Vending Machines That Dispense Clean Needles, Naloxone for Drug Users ‘Disproportionately Burdened by Overdoses’
» ‘Occupy Biden’ Forms Weeklong Camp Near Delaware Residence, Demands President Declare ‘Climate Emergency’
» Twitter Permanently Bans Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene
» YouTube Removes Viral Joe Rogan Interview With Dr. Robert Malone
 
Canada
» Montrealers Protest Against Quebec’s Provincewide Curfew
» Pawlowski Brothers Charged; Kenney Condemns Protest Outside Alberta Health Minister’s Home
 
Europe and the EU
» Cops Catch 125,000 Scots Partying During Lockdown — Including 82-Year-Old Gran
» Denmark to Make Domestic Flights Fossil Fuel Free by 2030
» Dutch Police Shut Down Illegal Rave
» Dutch Police Disperse Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Amsterdam
» EU Parliament Member Wants Founders of Vaccine Corp on Euro Banknotes
» Germany: Düsseldorf: Healthy Riot Squad Officer Suddenly Collapses and Dies
» Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, And Poles Reject Federal Europe, Support Christian Values
» Ireland: Illegal St Stephen’s Day Rave Held at Co Meath Castle
» Microtechnology in Pfizer’s Vaccine
» Netherlands: Amsterdam: Vaccine Skeptics Bitten by Police Dogs, Beaten by Police
» New Cars Sold in the EU Will be Forced to Record Driving Data
» UK Proposes Increase in Police Surveillance Drones to “Protect” Women
» UK: BLM Celebrated Again in London’s Woke NYE Firework Show
» UK: Cover-Up Continues? Police in Rape Gangs Hotspot Not Recording Ethnicity of Abusers
» UK: Khan’s London: 2021 Was Record Year for Youth Murder
» UK: Petition to Revoke Blair’s Knighthood Smashes 220,000 and Rising
 
South Asia
» India: Police Raid Parties at Raisina Farmhouses, Arrest Organiser
» Pakistan: Two Hindu Girls Abducted, Forcibly Converted and Married Off to Their Muslim Abductors in Sindh
 
Australia — Pacific
» COVID Cases in NSW Jump Back to 20,794 and ICU Spikes While Victoria Hits 8,577 as Scott Morrison Vows Australia Will Never Go Back Into Lockdown Because Infection Numbers Don’t Matter and Omicron Can be Managed Like Flu
» How Hundreds of Patients in Hospital With COVID Had NO IDEA They Were Infected and Were Admitted for Other Illnesses or Injuries — as Experts Say Melbourne and Sydney Will Soon Hit 100k Daily Cases
» Number of Australians on Ventilators With COVID Drops From 54 to 51 in Three Weeks Despite Surging Cases Because Omicron is Less Severe
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Newly Christian Families Driven From Homes in Uganda
» Nigeria: US Law Group Calls for Release of 16 Christian Orphans Allegedly Abducted, Islamised by Kano Government
» Two Christians Murdered After Christmas Caroling in Nigeria
 
Immigration
» Biden Nominates Southern Poverty Law Activist Who Said ‘Proof of Citizenship’ is ‘Voter Suppression’
» Greece: Man Who Threatened to Blow Up Himself, Building Faces Multiple Charges
» Illegal Alien Charged With Killing Missouri Man Weeks Before Christmas
» India: Migrant Muslims Attack Christians at Kitex’s Christmas Celebrations in Kerala
» Lithuania Pays Migrants €1,000 to Return to Iraq
» Lithuania Puts Up 150 Km of Barbed Wire and 10 Km of Fence Along Border With Belarus
» Spain: Pakistani Man Arrested in Sevilla for Posting Jihadist Messages Online
» Texas Election Audit Identifies Nearly 12,000 Foreigners Suspected of Registering to Vote
 

1 Dead: 4 People Wounded in Strawberry Mansion Shooting as Gun Violence Continues in Philly

Five people — including a 15-year-old boy — were shot Tuesday afternoon in the city’s Strawberry Mansion section, with one dying later in the day, police said.

Police received their first report of a shooting just before 4 p.m. in the vicinity of 30th and Cumberland Streets.

Responding officers found an 18-year-old man who had been shot twice in the head. Police rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:51 p.m.

Police also transported a 24-year-old man to Temple with gunshot wounds to his right hand and left arm. His condition was not immediately available.

The 15-year-old boy was reported in serious condition at Temple with a gunshot wound to his right leg.

Police said two other men, ages 20 and 21, also had been shot and were at Temple. No further information was available on them.

The gunfire came after a series of separate shootings were reported throughout Philadelphia during the day, as gun violence continued in the city…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

2024 Watch: Trump Enters 2022 as Clear Frontrunner for Next GOP Presidential Nomination

Former President Donald Trump begins the new year in the same political position he ended the old year — as hands down the most popular and influential politician in the GOP.

With just over 10 months to go until the starting gun in the next race for the White House, Trump remains the overwhelming front-runner in the hunt for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

The most recent public opinion numbers come from a Reuters/Ipsos national poll conducted in mid-December and released a couple of days ago. Fifty-four percent of Republicans questioned in the survey said they’d back the former president as their party’s standard-bearer in 2024.

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

Breaking: Joe Rogan Joins GETTR as Twitter Censorship Intensifies

As Twitter continues to ban users from its platform, podcast superstar Joe Rogan announced on Sunday that he has set up a GETTR account.

“Just in case s*** over at Twitter gets even dumber, I’m here now as well. Rejoice!” Rogan wrote on his GETTR account Sunday afternoon.

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

Chronic Violent Offender Released After Plea Deal, Gets Charged With Another Felony While on Parole

After a previous no-prison plea bargain for his sixth felony gun conviction, Damien Stewart was back in court on Friday, for yet another weapons charge.

According to local outlet CWB Chicago, “While being convicted of six gun felonies is quite an accomplishment, an even bigger achievement may be the plea deal Stewart negotiated for his sixth conviction.”

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

Democrats Look to Primary Biden in 2024: ‘He’s Old as S***’

As President Joe Biden’s approval rating continues to stay low, progressives are beginning to eye potential primary candidates for the 2024 presidential election.

According to FiveThirtyEight, Biden’s approval rating currently stands at 43.3 percent as America faces inflation and a surge of COVID-19 cases.

Speaking with Politico, Jeff Weaver, former presidential campaign manager for Sen. Bernie Sanders, said: “Will there be a progressive challenger? Yes.”

[Comment: My prediction: I expect Biden to step down between the mid-terms and 2024. The Democratic primary for President in 2024 will be competitive and Kamala Harris will not be nominated.]

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

DeSantis’ Office Says Governor Accompanying Wife to Cancer Treatment Not ‘Missing’ Amid COVID Surge

Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis was reportedly accompanying his wife to her cancer treatment while critics were at the same time accusing him of instead being on vacation amid the state’s spike in coronavirus cases.

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

Dr. Robert Malone Embraces Alternative Social Networks After Twitter Ban

Following his ban from Twitter, Dr. Robert Malone, one of the pioneers of mRNA technology, has embraced free speech social media platforms GETTR and Gab. He was banned from Twitter for violating policies on “misleading information” about Covid and its vaccines.

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

Eric Adams’ First Actions as Mayor Include Extending NYC’s Indoor Vaccine Mandate

The new mayor of New York City Eric Adams, who was inaugurated shortly after midnight on New Years Eve, implemented his first executive orders just hours after taking office, one of which extends the city’s indoor vaccine mandate.

In a series of tweets from the city’s new mayor, Adams stated that his new executive orders fulfill his promise to New Yorkers that his team would “hit the ground running on day one.”

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

Greenwald: NBC News Uses Ex-FBI Official Frank Figliuzzi to Urge Assange’s Extradition, Hiding His Key Role

Authored by Glenn Greenwald via greenwald.substack.com

Two of the television outlets on which American liberals rely most for their news — NBC News and CNN — have spent the last six years hiring a virtual army of former CIA operatives, FBI officials, NSA spies, Pentagon chiefs, and DOJ prosecutors to work in their newsrooms. The multiple ways in which journalism is fundamentally corrupted by this spectacle are all vividly illustrated by a new article from NBC News that urges the prosecution and extradition of Julian Assange, claiming that the WikiLeaks founder, once on U.S. soil, will finally provide the long-elusive proof that Trump criminally conspired with Russia.

The NBC article is written by former FBI Assistant Director and current NBC News employee Frank Figliuzzi, who played a central role during the Obama years in the FBI’s attempt to investigate and criminalize Assange: a rather relevant fact concealed by NBC when publishing this. But this is how U.S. security state agents now directly control corporate news outlets.

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

Indiana Life Insurance CEO Says Deaths Are Up 40% Among People Ages 18-64

(The Center Square) — The head of Indianapolis-based insurance company OneAmerica said the death rate is up a stunning 40% from pre-pandemic levels among working-age people.

“We are seeing, right now, the highest death rates we have seen in the history of this business — not just at OneAmerica,” the company’s CEO Scott Davison said during an online news conference this week. “The data is consistent across every player in that business.”

OneAmerica is a $100 billion insurance company that has had its headquarters in Indianapolis since 1877. The company has approximately 2,400 employees and sells life insurance, including group life insurance to employers in the state.

Davison said the increase in deaths represents “huge, huge numbers,” and that’s it’s not elderly people who are dying, but “primarily working-age people 18 to 64” who are the employees of companies that have group life insurance plans through OneAmerica.

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

Kindergarteners to Eat Lunch Outside in Near Freezing Temps to Curb COVID

When they return from winter break, students as young as kindergarten at Lakeview Elementary School will be forced to resume the practice of eating lunch outside including on days when temperatures would be “expected to be above 38 degrees.”

According to a January 2 email obtained by The Post Millennial, Heather Frazier, principal of the school which services children K through 5 grade, informed parents, “On Sundays during January-February I will send a brief message indicating whether students will be eating indoors due to frigid weather in the coming week. This week students will remain eating outdoors as temperatures are expected to be above 38 degrees.”

The email signed off with “stay warm.”

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

Leaving Illinois: Another Wealthy Chicago Entrepreneur Votes With His Feet

By Ted Dabrowski of Wirepoints

Illinois keeps losing people it can ill afford to lose.

I recently checked in on a prospective donor who I met in Chicago three years ago. I didn’t know him at all back then, but it was easy to get a sense he cared deeply about Illinois. His passion for fixing Chicago’s problems was obvious from the moment I met him.

He was everything Chicago should want from someone in the business community. An engaged and highly successful investor, tech entrepreneur and C-suite executive. Politically active yet still willing to get his hands dirty on real policy issues. Not scared to take on politicians. Paid lots in taxes, too.

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

Many Universities Will Return to Virtual Learning After Winter Break

Many U.S. colleges plan on returning to virtual learning for the first few weeks of the upcoming semester after winter break, the Associated Press reported Saturday.

Colleges are tentatively moving back to virtual learning in hopes of overcoming the current surge in COVID-19 cases due to the more contagious Omicron variant, AP News reported.

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

Massachusetts Teachers Union Urges Return to Virtual Learning

The Massachusetts chapter of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) made a statement Friday urging schools in the state to return to remote learning in 2022.

The federation’s president Beth Kontos commented: “Massachusetts public school students and their families have struggled with the uncertainty and anxiety of the COVID pandemic for two years. They have the right to know that after the holiday break they are returning to safe schools. Given the ever-increasing infection rate and the virulent behavior of the current COVID strain, we know they will not.”

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

NYC to Install Vending Machines That Dispense Clean Needles, Naloxone for Drug Users ‘Disproportionately Burdened by Overdoses’

A pilot program in New York City will install 10 “public health vending machines” (PHVMs) at selected locations throughout the city for drug users who are “disproportionately burdened” by overdoses, according to a new report.

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

‘Occupy Biden’ Forms Weeklong Camp Near Delaware Residence, Demands President Declare ‘Climate Emergency’

Protesters with a group called “Occupy Biden” have spent the past week in President Biden’s Delaware neighborhood calling on him to declare a “national climate emergency.”

According to a description for the protest, which took place near President Biden’s residence in Delaware, the group said that “nonviolent action” is needed in order to push President Biden towards making changes to his climate policy.

On Saturday, the final day of the group’s protest, individuals protested on a road near the president’s house while members of the Secret Service were nearby monitoring the group.

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

Twitter Permanently Bans Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene

Twitter says it has suspended Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal Twitter account for sharing COVID “misinformation.”

The Georgia Republican rep’s account @mtgreenee was deleted today.

Greene is one of the rare elected politicians to have their personal account banned by the social media platform as Twitter gets more brazen with its approach to censoring specific voices.

It is not yet clear what specific statement Twitter used as a reason to shut down Greene’s account but Green’s statement suggests that it was for posting data from VAERS, the official database that collects information on adverse vaccine reactions.

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

YouTube Removes Viral Joe Rogan Interview With Dr. Robert Malone

Youtube has removed the now-viral episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, featuring guest Dr. Robert Malone, from its video-sharing platform.

During the interview, Malone, who claims to be part of a collaboration that reportedly created the mRNA technology widely used in the COVID-19 vaccines, talked about vaccines, mandates, amongst other pandemic-related topics.

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

Montrealers Protest Against Quebec’s Provincewide Curfew

Demonstrators in Montreal defied the curfew on Saturday evening to protest against measures imposed on Quebecers in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

About 75 people gathered near the intersection of Sherbrooke and McGill College streets, in front of Premier François Legault’s office, before making their way through downtown Montreal.

The province implemented a curfew Friday, prohibiting Quebecers from leaving their residence between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Caroline Chèvrefils, spokesperson for Montreal police, said officers handed out 57 tickets by the end of the night. Police arrested one person assaulting an officer.

People who stay out after curfew without an adequate reason face fines ranging from $1,000 to $6,000.

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

Pawlowski Brothers Charged; Kenney Condemns Protest Outside Alberta Health Minister’s Home

Alberta’s premier is condemning a protest that took place outside the Calgary home of his health minister on New Year’s Day.

In a statement emailed to Postmedia, Premier Jason Kenney said while all Albertans have a right to protest peacefully, that right doesn’t extend to trespassing at private homes of public officials. The province confirmed a protest took place at Health Minister Jason Copping’s home on Saturday afternoon.

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

Cops Catch 125,000 Scots Partying During Lockdown — Including 82-Year-Old Gran

More than 125,000 people were caught taking part in illegal gatherings during the pandemic — including an 82-year-old gran.

Figures obtained by the Sunday Mail show 973 arrests were made and 17,000 fixed penalty notices issued, totalling just over £1million.

A further 939 people were issued with the £60 on-the-spot fines for breaching lockdown travel regulations.

The figures cover the period from March 2020 to October 25 last year.

A total of 129,014 people were caught in the illegal gatherings, with 4891 being forcibly removed by police.

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

Denmark to Make Domestic Flights Fossil Fuel Free by 2030

Denmark’s government has announced a goal to make domestic flights fossil fuel free by 2030.

In her New Year’s address, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she wants to “make flying green”.

However she acknowledged that the solutions to reach her target were not yet in place.

Denmark is aiming for a 70% cut in overall carbon emissions by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Dutch Police Shut Down Illegal Rave

Hundreds attended the rave, including people from as far as Italy and Spain. Hundreds of police were mobilized to take participants away from the venue.

Dutch police shut down an illegal New Year’s rave in the town of Rijswijk on Saturday.

The party, held on Friday in the building of an old brickyard, was attended by hundreds.

Rijswijk is a town in the municipality of Buren, part of the Netherlands’ eastern Gelderland province.

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

Dutch Police Disperse Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, Jan 2 (Reuters) — Riot police with batons and shields broke up a crowd of several thousand who had gathered in Amsterdam on Sunday to protest against COVID-19 lockdown measures and vaccinations.

Public gatherings of more than two people are prohibited under restrictions imposed by the Netherlands in an effort to prevent the Omicron variant of the coronavirus overwhelming an already strained healthcare system.

At least 30 people were detained after scuffles, during which four officers were injured, police said in a statement.

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

EU Parliament Member Wants Founders of Vaccine Corp on Euro Banknotes

A German Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has suggested that the founders of BioNTech, which developed the Pfizer vaccine, should be put on euro currency banknotes.

According to a suggestion by one German MEP, the two founders of vaccine company BioNTech (Biopharmaceutical New Technologies) should be put on upcoming redesigned Euro currency banknotes.

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

Germany: Düsseldorf: Healthy Riot Squad Officer Suddenly Collapses and Dies

A 53-year-old police officer died on New Year’s Eve in Düsseldorf. He belonged to a unit of riot police from the Ruhr area. There has been no news on and no interest in his vaccination status.

“In the midst of the heavy workload at the turn of the year, the officers’ colleagues received the sad news from the hospital,” reported a police spokesman on request. They confirmed that he had not been assaulted or attacked and no outside force had been responsible for his sudden inexplicable death.

The cause of death is currently assumed to have been an “medical emergency”, the police said. “When he collapsed, he had not suffered from anything, but had been, as far as we know, healthy to be deployed,” said a spokesman.

Overall, the spokesman concluded that the police operation at the end of the year was more like a “normal weekend in the old town”. Fireworks were banned in the old town due to the Corona pandemic.

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

Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, And Poles Reject Federal Europe, Support Christian Values

Citizens of the Visegrad Group, consisting of Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, and Poland are more likely to reject an expansion of EU power and remain more fervent supporters of traditional Christian values than those in the West, a 30-country study of the Hungarian Szazadvég think tank shows.

The research shows that the region’s citizens are more committed to retaining nation-state competencies than other countries, and only a small proportion of them would transfer more of them to the EU: 54 percent stand for a stronger nation-state, while only 30 percent want further centralization. On average, the same proportions are 48 and 36 percent in all countries surveyed.

All this is proof that the vision of an EU organized on a federal basis is less attractive to the V4 countries than to the old members. Another interesting fact is that of all the groups of countries covered by the research, the citizens of the V4 countries think that their countries face double-standards at the EU level.

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

Ireland: Illegal St Stephen’s Day Rave Held at Co Meath Castle

Some 500 ravers gathered at Skryne Castle, near the historic Hill of Tara, for an illegal party on St Stephen’s Day night.

Castle owner Derek Iceton, 61, was forced to confront the revelers and break up the party.

Iceton told the Sunday World: “I started to get calls about 9pm on Sunday night to say the roads around Skryne were flooded with taxis and the people were pouring into the castle grounds.

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

Microtechnology in Pfizer’s Vaccine

La Quinta Columna has issued a new communiqué of special importance. This time, denouncing the presence of microtechnology in a Pfizer vial.

The observation of the objects detected in this vial to date has been carried out under optical microscopy throughout the most recent programs of the Spanish team.

Biostatistician Ricardo Delgado Martín has asked people all over the world to contact him to testify before a legal body about the content of the vaccine.

Orwell City brings the words of the founder of La Quinta Columna into English…

Ricardo Delgado: Hello. Very good evening to everyone. First of all, I wanted to wish everybody a happy new year. However, I’d like to share with you some chilling images.

Remember throughout this time, throughout this week, we’ve even done a live stream with what’s inside the Pfizer vaccine, and we’ve said that there’s graphene and some, let’s say artificial structures. But now I want you to see what we have on the screen. Precisely what’s seen under the microscope, and that, logically, has creeped me out.

We have to denounce this en masse. Everybody has to go out immediately to the streets and expose what the entire world population had been inoculated. All your neighbors, all your relatives have been jabbed with what you’ll see now. Circuitry. Microtechnology inside the body. I’m going to share with you, on the screen, what’s on the object holder.

This is one of the droplets that were discarded from last week. When the hydrogel has dried, it formed these images that we’re going to share. As I say, right now. Let’s see if it’s possible. Well. I think you’re seeing what I’m seeing on the screen, right? Let’s zoom in so you can see it. One moment, please. That’s it. Look at the object we found in the Pfizer vaccine…

           — Hat tip: Diana West [Return to headlines]
 

Netherlands: Amsterdam: Vaccine Skeptics Bitten by Police Dogs, Beaten by Police

Dutch law enforcement officers violently attacked protesters at the Museumplein in Amsterdam. The peaceful demonstration on Sunday against the WEF-compromised government’s Corona policy, was forcefully shut down.

A panicked Amsterdam Green mayor Femke Halsema announced by means of an emergency order that no one would be allowed to gather on the square after many thousands of protesters had already arrived to express their dissatisfaction with the Rutte administration’s policies.

Several protesters were severely beaten. People were also bitten by police dogs, instructed to attack participants. Another video showed how someone is beaten full on the head with a baton and falls to the ground dazed.

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

New Cars Sold in the EU Will be Forced to Record Driving Data

New cars sold in the European Union will be required by law to be fitted with technology that records driving data.

The surveillance move is being introduced under the guise of the data being used in case of an accident. The new rule coincides with the introduction of the Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems.

Starting July 6, 2022, car manufacturers will have to fit all new models to be sold in the European market with a system that resembles the black boxes used in aircrafts to record driving data. The purpose of the system is to record technical data.

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

UK Proposes Increase in Police Surveillance Drones to “Protect” Women

Under new plans presented to the UK government, surveillance drones could be used at night to protect women from potential attackers or stalkers.

The proposals could further normalize the recent trends to replace traditional policing with surveillance and technology.

The plan was kicked off by a team of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) “experts” and former police officers. It is to be presented to the Government’s Innovative research program for funding, the Telegraph reports.

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

UK: BLM Celebrated Again in London’s Woke NYE Firework Show

Marxist-led protest group Black Lives Matter was once again featured in London’s woke New Year’s Eve fireworks show, the latest politicisation of the once neutral display by London’s left-wing mayoralty.

During the British capital’s 2021 New Year’s Eve fireworks display, Brits tuning in across the country were once again subjected to far-left propaganda during what, in normal times, would be an apolitical moment for amusement and reflection.

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

UK: Cover-Up Continues? Police in Rape Gangs Hotspot Not Recording Ethnicity of Abusers

Police in Rotherham, where the authorities failed to tackle South Asian heritage “grooming” gangs due to political correctness for years, failed to record most abusers’ ethnicity in the year to December 2019.

Despite national and regional inquiries all concluding that victims had been failed and claiming lessons had been learned after the grooming gangs scandal was finally exposed at scale, an investigation by The Times has found that every police district in South Yorkshire, a major centre of abuse, still “routinely failed to log the ethnicity of those suspected of sexually abusing minors”.

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

UK: Khan’s London: 2021 Was Record Year for Youth Murder

Despite the galloping developments in trauma medicine which have otherwise helped murder rates fall while stabbings rise across the country, London has still defied overall trends, and even lockdowns keeping many people at home to witness a record year of youth murders.

Two murders on the same day last week pushed the sad toll of murders of teenagers in London to 30 in 2021, a new record. The next-nearest was 29 underaged teens killed in 2009, and the LondonWorld local-focus site claims 2021’s killings are the highest since the Second World War.

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

UK: Petition to Revoke Blair’s Knighthood Smashes 220,000 and Rising

A petition to revoke the knighthood of former Labour prime minister and Iraq War architect Tony Blair has gone viral, smashing 220,000 and still rising rapidly as of the time of publication.

The deep unpopularity of “Sir Tony”, as the former premier — full name Anthony Charles Lynton Blair — has asked to be called, appears to be as firm in 2022 as it was when he left office in 2007, with the decision to make him a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in the New Year Honours Lists provoking a massive public backlash.

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

India: Police Raid Parties at Raisina Farmhouses, Arrest Organiser

Night curfew and Covid protocols were blatantly violated during New Year celebrations in Gurugram.

The police raided an unauthorised party being run in two farmhouses in Raisina. An organiser was arrested and 200 people were rounded up but let off after a warning.

Despite several cops patrolling the streets, people went around celebrating across the city on roads. Fifteen persons were arrested from the MG Road in Sector 29 for creating ruckus but were later released on bail after being given a warning.

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

Pakistan: Two Hindu Girls Abducted, Forcibly Converted and Married Off to Their Muslim Abductors in Sindh

Two back-to-back cases of abduction, conversion for the forceful marriage of Hindu girls have been reported from Sindh of Pakistan. One victim is a minor aged 13 years, while the other is 19 year old. Both were abducted and married by men much older than them.

Imran Khan’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ has turned into a nightmare for Hindu girls as a large number of cases of abduction, forceful conversion and marriage have been reported especially in Sindh which is notorious for conversion, and these are the latest such incidents.

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

COVID Cases in NSW Jump Back to 20,794 and ICU Spikes While Victoria Hits 8,577 as Scott Morrison Vows Australia Will Never Go Back Into Lockdown Because Infection Numbers Don’t Matter and Omicron Can be Managed Like Flu

NSW has recorded 20,794 new cases with in 1,204 in hospital and four deaths as Scott Morrison vows Australia will never go back into lockdown.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

How Hundreds of Patients in Hospital With COVID Had NO IDEA They Were Infected and Were Admitted for Other Illnesses or Injuries — as Experts Say Melbourne and Sydney Will Soon Hit 100k Daily Cases

Not every patient recorded as a hospitalised Covid case is in hospital for the virus, with many simple testing positive during routine admission checks, it has emerged.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Number of Australians on Ventilators With COVID Drops From 54 to 51 in Three Weeks Despite Surging Cases Because Omicron is Less Severe

A total of 51 Covid patients are currently ventilated, down from 54 on December 15, Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Monday. Scott Morrison said Omicron is 75% less severe than Delta.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Newly Christian Families Driven From Homes in Uganda

A Christian woman and her children last week fled the violence of her Muslim husband in eastern Uganda, and earlier in a nearby district villagers destroyed a newly believing family’s crops and drove them from their home, sources said.

Aisha Nambeya, 27, and her five children ages 9 to 2, fled their home in Busalaamu village, Bukanga in Luuka District after her husband found her with a Bible and beat her on Dec. 20, she said. Nambeya said she had put her faith in Christ days before.

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Nigeria: US Law Group Calls for Release of 16 Christian Orphans Allegedly Abducted, Islamised by Kano Government

The US Nigeria Law Group (USNLG) has called for release of 16 Christian children allegedly abducted and Islamised by the Kano State Government two years ago.

According to the Washington-based group, the children were forcibly taken away from two Christian mission orphanages in Kaduna and Kano during a Christmas Day raid in 2019.

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Two Christians Murdered After Christmas Caroling in Nigeria

12/29/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) — While driving home on a motorcycle last week after a night of Christmas caroling, three Christians were ambushed by gunmen suspected to be Jihadist Fulani.

“Two were killed with bullets and a female survived dangerous bullet wounds,” said a community activist while confirming the attack. “She was rushed to the hospital for a medical check-up, we pray she survives the bullets wounds.”

“Gideon Amba (33), the driver, and Laraba Sunday, (16), one of the passengers were confirmed dead… Veronica Sule survived gunshots wounds and was hospitalized, they are all from my community.”

A Christian youth leader in the area told ICC that the government had “abandoned them to the mercy of Jihadist gunmen.” He added that the Fulani militants were killing Christians daily, while American’s and the rest of the international community are keeping silent.

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Biden Nominates Southern Poverty Law Activist Who Said ‘Proof of Citizenship’ is ‘Voter Suppression’

A Southern Poverty Law Center’s deputy legal director who said photo ID and proof of citizenship constitute “voter suppression” is now a judicial nominee for President Joe Biden.

The candidate, Nancy Gbana Abudu, also worked at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from 2005 to 2019. She was nominated by Biden last month to serve as a judge for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers parts of Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

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Greece: Man Who Threatened to Blow Up Himself, Building Faces Multiple Charges

The Egyptian man who had threatened to blow up himself and his girlfriend, whom he had held hostage, with a gas canister Saturday, has been charged with one felony, abduction, and five misdemeanors.

The accused 34-year-old broke into the apartment of his Bulgarian-born former girlfriend in the Athens neighborhood of Agios Panteleimonas, home to many migrants, led her to his own apartment while threatening her with a knife and held her hostage. He threatened to blow up the whole apartment building with the liquid gas canister.

Police forces, including a negotiator, managed to arrest the man Saturday night.

The man appeared before an examining magistrate early Sunday afternoon and has been given time to prepare his defense.

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Illegal Alien Charged With Killing Missouri Man Weeks Before Christmas

An illegal alien has been accused of killing a 32-year-old man in Springfield, Missouri, in a drunk driving crash, police allege, just weeks before Christmas.

Jarol Leiva-Navarro, a 22-year-old illegal alien from Honduras, was arrested and charged on December 23 with felony drunk driving after he allegedly killed 32-year-old Colby Brice Compton in a fatal crash, as well as charges for driving without a license.

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India: Migrant Muslims Attack Christians at Kitex’s Christmas Celebrations in Kerala

A major riot broke out between Muslim migrant workers and Christian migrant Workers inside the Kitex factory at Kizhakkambalam near Ernakulam in Kerala. Those who intervened, including the police, were also attacked by the mob. These migrant workers were attacked with lethal weapons and injured 5 police personnel, including Circle Inspector VT Shajan.

A scuffle between Muslim and Christian migrant workers

The mob also burned one police jeep and another four were vandalized beyond recognition. Around 500 migrant workers living in labour camps inside the Kitex factory at Kizhakkambalam near Ernakulam tried to burn policemen alive. Even though they couldn’t burn the policemen alive, they were attacked with lethal weapons and were seriously injured.

A scuffle broke out at around 11.30 pm when some Muslims objected to carols being sung by Christian migrants from Nagaland and Manipur. While they were celebrating and dancing late at night, Muslim migrants attacked them. Within a matter of time, both the communities began attacking each other with stones, sticks and beer bottles.

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Lithuania Pays Migrants €1,000 to Return to Iraq

The largest group of migrants who broke through the Lithuanian-Belarusian border at the height of the latest migrant crisis has been returned to Baghdad.

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Lithuania Puts Up 150 Km of Barbed Wire and 10 Km of Fence Along Border With Belarus

Lithuania has so far put up more than 150 kilometers of barbed wire and another 10 kilometers of fixed fencing along its border with Belarus as part of efforts to stem an influx of irregular migrants from the neighboring country, Laurynas Kasciunas, chairman of the parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defense, said on Friday.

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Spain: Pakistani Man Arrested in Sevilla for Posting Jihadist Messages Online

As revealed in a statement from the force today, Thursday, December 23, an alleged jihadist was arrested by the Guardia Civil last Monday, December 20, in Sevilla. The detainee is of Pakistani origin, and had reportedly been monitored posting terror-related messages on social media platforms.

He was detained on Calle San Blas, in the centre of the city, by specialised officers from Madrid to carry out the arrest. The suspect has subsequently entered provisional prison on the orders of a judge.

An investigation had been launched after the Guardia Civil became aware of a user on a well-known social media network who was “profusely disseminating the message of the jihadist ideology”.

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Texas Election Audit Identifies Nearly 12,000 Foreigners Suspected of Registering to Vote

An audit of Texas voter rolls identified nearly 12,000 non-citizens suspected of illegally registering to vote and nearly 600 cases in which ballots may have been cast in the name of a dead resident or by a voter who may also have voted in another state.

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14 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/2/2022

  1. “Denmark to Make Domestic Flights Fossil Fuel Free by 2030”

    …well, they do have a lot of wind over there, maybe some kind of kite pulled by a horse could do the trick?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Pocock_(inventor)

    Although I am sure that they are thinking about powering the aircraft with some kind of Lithium batteries – you know – the kind that is guaranteed to catch fire on impact.

    • Looking at a map it appears the maximum extent of Denmark is about 150 miles. They have trains, correct? How many domestic flights are there? How many that do not go on to other countries?

      Fossil free by 2030? I plant to go on a diet in 2023.

      • Danmark is small, but its completely flat, with many airports all over the place. They must be talking about small propeller planes, given the green deal hysteria, it probably means “all small planes”.

  2. Re: Denmark to make domestic flights fossil free by 2030.

    Denmark’s a pretty small country. Why not hike the tax on fuel for domestic flights and use it to make the trains cheaper? Other short-haul flights too, and not only there, come to think of it.

    (Which is not to enter into the debate over anthropogenic climate change, but for those governments which accept the agument in favour, it seems more logical and could be adopted immediately, with the tax, and the train subsidy, increasing gradually to allow time for the necessary adjustments to air and rail services.)

    • Typical socialist thinking, rob Peter to pay Paul and end up broke. What a bloody good strategy there Marky! There is no way in Hell these green so called policies are going to make things better, there will be energy poverty everywhere you go. I mean what a great idea where 6 months out of the year you need bloody heat. Great way to turn a former 1st world country into a 3rd world one.

  3. The other day I made a comment about the New Year’s rapist.
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    Instagram removed post about racist migrant rapist

    Muscovite Pavel Molokanov published a post on Instagram with a story about how he saved a woman in Troitsk from being raped by an Asian man. According to Pavel, the migrant attacked a 38-year-old mother of two in a parking lot on the night of January 1, threw her to the ground and had already pulled off his pants.

    In his post, the Muscovite called on those who can identify the rapist to respond – in order to bring him to criminal responsibility.

    “I want to live in a city, a country without rapist migrants, for whom traffic on Gorodskaya is blocked every Friday. Who decided that they can do whatever they want with us here! ” – Readovka is quoted by Molokanov’s post.
    A couple of days later, Instagram deleted the Muscovite’s post for “hostile statements or symbols”: “encouraging violence” and “swastikas or bandages of the White Power movement.” Judging by the surviving reposts, neither one nor the other was in Pave’s post.

    https://svtv.org/news/2022-01-03/moskvich-rasskazal/

  4. Microcircuits in Pfizer’s Vaccine.
    No thanks, I’ll remain a pure blood.
    I don’t want my blood polluted with all the nanotech and micro circuitry, and other junk they stick in them.

  5. Basal wood planes powered by twisted rubber bands for the “common people” the elite still get their private jets flying one or two of them at a time to climate changing meeting at 5 star hotels.

  6. Denmark to Make Domestic Flights Fossil Fuel Free by 2030- Frankly suggest the Government of Denmark are certainly not thinking sensibly-cloud cookoo comes to mind-never will they or Europe be free from using Fosil Fules for many years yet. Where do they imagine the electricity is to come from? Other possible alternatives are years away from being considered useable.

  7. UK: Petition to Revoke Blair’s Knighthood Smashes 220,000 and Rising-Simply the honour given is incomprehensible considering his deep unpopularity. It is little noted that this man Blair went to one of the top private schools in Scotland (Fetes) and knowing that he would be unlikely to reach the top of the Conservative party transfered his allegiance to the British Labour Party. He became leader of that party and extraordinarily Prime Minister of the United Kingdom-but when the going got hot he promptly left the post to galavant around the Middle East and elsewhere, making a fortune for himself-apart from a his Prime Minister’s life pension he also receives as a past Prime Minister the allowance of a Private Detective paid for by the British Tax payer. This man is not one that should be honoured, it makes a mockery of the ancient custom, which as it happens I would prefer to see disbanded.

  8. Baron,
    I hope you are well. I noticed no new comments or updates the last few days. No new comments were listed under the articles but some comments seem to have come through as late as today but below the article it lists none. I have had an uneasy feeling.

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