Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/21/2022

According to the latest polls, two-thirds of Canadians support making the Corona “vaccine” mandatory, and 25% of them favor jailing the unvaxed. Meanwhile, a talk show in Quebec featured primary school children who said that the police should be called on “unvaccinated” people.

In other news, bands of wild boars are becoming an increasing nuisance in various parts of Rome, prompting Lega politicians to call out the regional government for failing to deal with the issue.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Poland’s Average Corporate Wage Up 11.2 pct y/y in Dec — Stats Office
 
USA
» “I Would Burn $100 Bills Before I Sent Her a Penny” — Liz Cheney is So Desperate She’s Begging for Donations in the Middle of Missouri
» “You Need to Get Your Booster in Order to be up to Date” — Walensky Says Definition of Fully Vaccinated is Being Changed to Include COVID Booster (Video)
» Andrew Yang Predicts Joe Biden May Not Win a 2024 Democratic Primary
» Breaking: Dartmouth Cancels Andy Ngo’s in-Person Event About Antifa Over Security Concerns
» Caroline Glick: Colleyville and the “Professional” Civil Servants
» Denver Public School Teaching Kindergartners BLM ‘Guiding Principles’ Including ‘Disruption of Nuclear Family’
» Dr. Zelenko on COVID and How He Developed His Z-Stack Approach — “A Gift From God”
» Exclusive: Woke ASU ‘Pandemic Horror’ Professor Dr. Michael Stancliff Calls Trump Racist for Saying COVID-19 Escaped From Chinese Lab — “There is No Proof of This, Of Course”
» Exclusive — Trump Media CEO Devin Nunes: Taking on Woke Big Tech the ‘Battle of All Battles’
» Freedom of Information Act Request Reveals Communications Between FBI & Pfizer About Project Veritas
» Google Shareholders Push for the Company to Disclose Biden Censorship Demands
» How Virginia Schools Used COVID Mask Mandates to ‘Thumb Their Noses’ At New Gov. Youngkin
» Howard Stern: Unvaccinated Americans Deserve to Die at Home, Should be Refused Hospital Access
» Is This Constitutional? Jan 6 Committee Claims Absolute Power to Investigate Citizens With No Regard for Judicial Limits
» Minneapolis Businesses Band Together to Sue City, Mayor Over Vaccine Mandate
» Mississippi Senate Passes Bill to Ban Critical Race Theory
» Officer Who Shot, Killed Man Who Stabbed Him in Neck Cleared
» Pennsylvania School District Issues Apology Over Teacher Who Taped Mask to Child’s Face
» Rabbi Who Spent 5 Minutes Inside Capitol on Jan 6 Sentenced to Confinement, Probation
» Senate Committee Votes to Advance Big Tech Antitrust Bill
» Texas Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate for Federal Employees
» The Pandemic Job Shuffle
» Thousands of Anti Vaccine-Mandate Protesters Are Reportedly Expected in D.C. This Weekend
» Trump Calls Reports of Rift With DeSantis ‘Fake News, ‘ Intends to Have Good Relationship ‘For a Long Time’
» Twitter Suspends Journalist After Filming Anti-Mandate Protests in NYC
» Update: Elections Expert Reveals Over 550,000 Registered Voters in Wisconsin Have a Registration Date of 1/1/1918 — 115,252 of Them Voted in 2020 (Video)
» US College Students Protest COVID Booster Mandates
» Video: Joe Rogan Details How Anyone Who Doesn’t Identify as Far Left is Now Labelled ‘Alt Right’
» Watch: Father Blasts Virginia School Board Over Daughter’s Sexual Assault After Alleged Attacker Given One-Day Suspension
» Weird: Kamala Harris Laughs When Asked Why Biden Admin Has Failed to “Shut Down the Virus”
 
Canada
» Clown World: Canada Post Employee Sent Home After Wearing N95 Face Mask Instead of Company-Provided Cloth Mask
» Must Watch: Quebec Talk Show Celebrates Young Children Saying ‘We Should Call the Police’ On the Unvaccinated
» Two-Thirds of Canadians Favour Mandatory Vax, Quarter Support Jailing Unvaxed
 
Europe and the EU
» Austrian Parliament Votes Overwhelmingly to Introduce Mandatory Vaccination for All Adults
» Big Tech Office Alternative ONLYOFFICE Reveals New Version
» Brussels is Demanding Poland Pay Huge Fine Over EU Court Verdict
» French Train Worker Beaten, Robbed by Trio at Metro Station
» Germany’s Interior Ministry Accuses Google and Apple of Inciting “Conspiracy Theories” For Allowing Telegram
» Hungary’s Foreign Minister to Tucker Carlson: The Liberal Mainstream Views Hungary’s ‘Conservative, Patriotic, Christian, Democratic Way’ As a Threat
» Ireland Drops Most COVID Restrictions in Wake of ‘Omicron Storm’
» Italian Expert: We Need Better Data on Deaths *from* Coronavirus vs. Deaths *with* Virus
» Italy: Family of 12 Boar Stroll Through Rome Traffic
» Journalists Boycott Macron-EU Press Conference as No Questions Taken
» Masks Forever! Schools Forcing Kids to Wear Face Coverings in Defiance of UK Prime Minister
» Polish Poll: Left-Wing Opposition Party Closes on Ruling Law and Justice (PiS)
 
Russia
» Breaking Poll: Vast Majority of Americans Oppose US Military Action in Ukraine
 
South Asia
» Climate Alarmists: Global Warming Causes ‘Unprecedented’ Cold in Tajikistan
 
Far East
» China Threatens International Olympic Athletes With ‘Punishment’ For Free Speech
 
Australia — Pacific
» Social Platforms Push Back Against Australia’s Online Censorship Law
 
Immigration
» Activists Spark Fury After Putting Up ‘Safety at Sea’ Posters in a Dunkirk Migrant Camp for People Attempting to Cross the Channel — Advising Them to ‘Stay Seated’ In Boats and ‘Point’ To Someone if They Fall in the Water
» French Migration Figures on the Rise in 2021, But Remained Lower Than Pre-Pandemic Levels
» Libya Intercepted Over 30k Migrants Heading for Europe in 2021
» Poland and 15 Other EU States Say Border Protection is Joint Responsibility
» Stagnant Fertility Rates and Exponential Immigration Will Change the Demographics of Europe Forever
 
Culture Wars
» Elite Panicking That the Public Doesn’t Trust Them
» Facebook Apologizes After Threatening UN Watch Director With Account Deletion
» Germany: ‘Berlin Students Demand Menstrual Products for All Genders’
» Instagram Says it Will Cut the Reach of Posts That Are “Likely” To Contain “Hate Speech”
» Milwaukee Archdiocese Rejects ‘Preferred Pronouns’, Against ‘Truth’
» There’s Actually a Lot of Good News
» UPenn Swimmer Claims Trans Teammate Lia Thomas Colluded With Trans Yale Swimmer to Lose
» Woke Preacher Says Jesus Was ‘Transgendering Himself’ When He Washed His Disciples’ Feet
 
General
» Watch List 2022: ‘Islamic Radicalism’ No. 1 Cause of Christian Persecution
 

Poland’s Average Corporate Wage Up 11.2 pct y/y in Dec — Stats Office

Poland’s average corporate gross monthly wage rose by 11.2 percent year on year to PLN 6,644 (EUR 1,467) in December 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Friday.

In monthly terms, the average wage increased by 10.3 percent.

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

“I Would Burn $100 Bills Before I Sent Her a Penny” — Liz Cheney is So Desperate She’s Begging for Donations in the Middle of Missouri

We received this in the email today.

I’m Wes from Lebanon Missouri. Just wanted to let you know I have received a donation letter from Liz Chaney. I can’t believe that Liz would send a real conservative from fly-over country Missouri this. I would burn hundred dollar bills before I sent her a penny. She must be desperate. Just wanted to let you know she is doing this.

Thanks,

Sure enough.

Wes included the images.

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

“You Need to Get Your Booster in Order to be up to Date” — Walensky Says Definition of Fully Vaccinated is Being Changed to Include COVID Booster (Video)

Here we go.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Friday announced the definition of fully vaccinated is being changed to include the Covid booster shot.

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

Andrew Yang Predicts Joe Biden May Not Win a 2024 Democratic Primary

Former Democratic presidential contender and failed New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang says he’s unsure whether President Biden will be their party’s nominee in 2024.

In a post to his website this week, Yang wrote, “for a while” he has been predicting that former President Trump will once again be the GOP candidate for the presidency and that he will once again face off against Biden.

Recently, however, Yang writes that there have been “a few developments that have changed my mind,” about Biden’s ability to win the field again in 2024.

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

Breaking: Dartmouth Cancels Andy Ngo’s in-Person Event About Antifa Over Security Concerns

The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo was set to attend an in-person speaking event about the left-wing terrorist movement Antifa at Dartmouth College on Thursday called “Extremism in America, a Discussion on Antifa,” hosted by Turning Point USA and the Dartmouth College Republicans.

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

Caroline Glick: Colleyville and the “Professional” Civil Servants

Last Saturday morning, an armed Islamic terrorist named Malik Faisal Akram entered Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas and took the rabbi and three congregants hostage. Eleven hours later, after the hostages freed themselves and FBI officers entered the synagogue and either killed Akram or watched him kill himself, the episode ended. Matt De Sarno, the FBI agent in charge at the scene, walked over to the waiting press corps to brief reporters on the events of the day. And there he announced, incongruously that what had just happened was not an antisemitic attack.

As he put it, Akram’s motive in entering a synagogue during prayer services and taking four Jews hostage wasn’t “specifically related to the Jewish community.”

The disconnect between De Sarno’s claim and the self-evident reality of the event that he was ostensibly charged with handling provoked an enraged response from American Jews. Some media organs also voiced criticism of the FBI’s denial of the obvious fact that a man who enters a synagogue during Shabbat services, cursing Jews and “Jewish power,” and takes Jews hostage is by definition motivated by hatred for Jews.

In the face of the outpouring of angry criticism, and after receiving a gentle push from US President Joe Biden, who helpfully referred to the incident at Beth Israel as “a terror attack” but didn’t have a good explanation for “why [Akram] was using antisemitic and anti-Israeli expressions,” the FBI reversed course.

Sunday afternoon, the Bureau released a statement acknowledging that the antisemitic terrorist attack at Beth Israel had in fact been a terrorist attack that targeted the Jewish community.

Some people (largely located on the left side of the political spectrum), will argue that De Sarno’s denial of Akram’s antisemitic motive was a “professional” oversight. Since De Sarno is a “professional,” rather than a “politician,” so the thinking goes, everything De Sarno does in his job is necessarily based on purely “professional” considerations. To fix what failed, De Sarno and his ilk require more professional training…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

Denver Public School Teaching Kindergartners BLM ‘Guiding Principles’ Including ‘Disruption of Nuclear Family’

A public elementary school in the Denver, Colorado area is planning to subject kindergartners and first-graders to gender and race sensitivity teaching as part of a push to teach the “guiding principles” of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Our students all engaged in a two-week learning and discussion series around the 13 principles of the BLM@School Organization,” Centennial School for Expeditionary Learning posted on its website. “All discussions were grounded in children’s literature, using text such as: Jed’s Barbershop, Julian is a Mermaid, The Other Side, The Colors of Us and The Skin You Live In, to name a few.”

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

Dr. Zelenko on COVID and How He Developed His Z-Stack Approach — “A Gift From God”

Medical hero Dr. Vladimir Zelenko was an early advocate for the use of hydroxychloroquine to fight COVID.

For his efforts, he was banned from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube and vilified by the Media.

But Dr. Zelenko didn’t stop.

He kept working — and found a way to help people.

Here is Dr. Zelenko talk about how he created an immune system approach called Z-Stack (transcript is below).

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

Exclusive: Woke ASU ‘Pandemic Horror’ Professor Dr. Michael Stancliff Calls Trump Racist for Saying COVID-19 Escaped From Chinese Lab — “There is No Proof of This, Of Course”

An anonymous Arizona State University student recorded the professor of his pandemic horror class, Dr. Michael Stancliff, indoctrinating students about COVID-19 and saying that President Trump “unleashed racism” when describing the virus.

Dr. Stancliff also claimed there is no proof that the virus was “carelessly or intentionally deployed by the Chinese government.”

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

Exclusive — Trump Media CEO Devin Nunes: Taking on Woke Big Tech the ‘Battle of All Battles’

Devin Nunes in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News previewed plans for the company he is heading, Trump Media and Technology Group, which aims to take on Big Tech and establishment media in what he called “the battle of all battles.”

He confirmed that the first product to launch will be a social media platform and that the company is looking to launch it by the end of March.

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

Freedom of Information Act Request Reveals Communications Between FBI & Pfizer About Project Veritas

Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA) response letters from the Department of Justice have revealed that there has been some level of communication between the bureau and pharmaceutical company Pfizer regarding Project Veritas.

The response letters, originally obtained by Judicial Watch and revealed to Project Veritas, came from requests made by the legal watchdog group requesting any communications the federal department and company had, citing separate requests in each instance, according to Project Veritas.

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

Google Shareholders Push for the Company to Disclose Biden Censorship Demands

Over the past year, Big Tech platforms have been accused of censoring content related to the pandemic on behalf of the Biden administration. President Biden has literally asked social media platforms to do this.

Now a group with voting stake in Google’s parent company Alphabet, has taken action by pressuring the platforms to disclose content takedown requests from the White House.

As reported by The Washington Free Beacon, the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) has submitted a shareholder proposal to Alphabet, which owns Google and YouTube, to disclose any request from the White House to remove certain content.

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

How Virginia Schools Used COVID Mask Mandates to ‘Thumb Their Noses’ At New Gov. Youngkin

Julie Gunlock, director of the Independent Women’s Network, sat down with Ben Domenech for “The Ben Domenech Podcast” and illustrated how liberal politics rules public school boards in Virginia and argued that school districts response to new Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order lifting COVID mask mandates was a political statement.

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

Howard Stern: Unvaccinated Americans Deserve to Die at Home, Should be Refused Hospital Access

Talk radio host Howard Stern declared Thursday that if he were in charge of the country all unvaccinated Americans would be banned from getting any form of hospital treatment, adding that they all deserve to “go home and die.”

“If it was up to me, anyone unvaccinated would not be admitted to a hospital,” Stern proclaimed on his Sirius XM show, adding “At this point, they have been given plenty of opportunity to get the vaccine.”

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

Is This Constitutional? Jan 6 Committee Claims Absolute Power to Investigate Citizens With No Regard for Judicial Limits

On Wednesday, three men from Illinois were charged in connection with Jan. 6, after they were tracked down by investigators who found them by obtaining geolocation data from their phones through a likely-illegal subpoena.

The trio becomes the latest victims of the 1/6 witch hunt, joining the hundreds of other Americans who have been charged since the event.

Cody Vollan, Anthony Carollo, and Jeremiah Carollo, have been hit with four federal charges each, according to the criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia this week.

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

Minneapolis Businesses Band Together to Sue City, Mayor Over Vaccine Mandate

Multiple businesses within Minneapolis have banded together to sue the city and Democrat Mayor Jacob Frey over the city’s vaccine mandate, alleging that the COVID-19 requirement overreached authority.

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

Mississippi Senate Passes Bill to Ban Critical Race Theory

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — On Friday, the Mississippi Senate passed legislation (SB 2113) that would prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in K-12 public schools and in the state’s public universities and community colleges.

Black lawmakers walked out in protest and withheld their votes. The bill passed 32-2, with the only votes against the bill coming from two white Democrats.

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

Officer Who Shot, Killed Man Who Stabbed Him in Neck Cleared

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer who shot and killed a man who stabbed him earlier this month has been cleared of wrongdoing, investigators said Friday.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni in a statement said Springfield Officer Arjel Falcon’s use of deadly force when he shot Orlando Taylor III, 23, on Jan. 9 “was his unavoidable last resort, to which he arrived after having suffered serious injury, issuing repeated verbal commands, and backpedaling to furnish Mr. Taylor with further opportunities to acquiesce.

“Accordingly, criminal charges are not warranted and this investigation is closed.”

Two Springfield officers responded to reports of a man with a knife who had threatened another man, according to police reports…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Pennsylvania School District Issues Apology Over Teacher Who Taped Mask to Child’s Face

A Pennsylvania middle school teacher who was captured in a photo forcing a child to wear a mask by taping it onto his face went viral this week, forcing the school district to issue a public apology.

The incident, which reportedly took place in Pennfield Middle School in Hatfield, PA, was shared on Monday in a Facebook group called “North Penn Stronger Together,” the New York Post reported.

“Pro-mask or anti-mask, I hope we can all agree that taping masks to children’s faces crosses the LINE. This was not a joke for the child or the parents,” the post read.

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

Rabbi Who Spent 5 Minutes Inside Capitol on Jan 6 Sentenced to Confinement, Probation

On Thursday, 56-year-old Rabbi Michael Stepakoff was sentenced to two months of home confinement and 60 hours of community service as the terms of a year-long probation over his involvement in last year’s Capitol riot.

Stepakoff’s legal counsel had requested that he receive a $50 fine. Instead, the defendant faces a fine of $742, with an additional $500 restitution charge.

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

Senate Committee Votes to Advance Big Tech Antitrust Bill

The American Innovation and Choice Online Act has been green-lit in the Senate Judiciary Committee, where it received bipartisan support with five Republicans joining Democrats in a 16-6 vote on Thursday. A sister bill has already been adopted by the House Judiciary Committee.

This is considered an important milestone for the bill’s potential adoption by the Senate, while the proposed legislation is said to be designed to deliver “major” reforms that would affect Big Tech — Amazon, Apple, and Google in particular.

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

Texas Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate for Federal Employees

A federal judge in Texas Friday blocked the federal government from enforcing President Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal employees, arguing that he didn’t have the authority to do so “with the stroke of a pen and without input from Congress.”

Biden has pushed several different iterations of vaccine mandates in recent months, including one for large businesses which the Supreme Court blocked and another for healthcare workers which it allowed to go into effect.

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

The Pandemic Job Shuffle

Policymaking involves tradeoffs. As the Covid-19 pandemic started in the U.S. in early 2020, governments chose to impose lockdowns and other restrictions in an effort to limit the spread of disease. Most knew that “flattening the curve” would also flatten the economy. But while initial government reactions to the pandemic were relatively uniform, government measures have varied substantially since the spring of 2020. Some states, wary of the economic and social costs of restrictive measures, largely moved away from lockdowns; others heedlessly maintained them. New data show the different approaches had important consequences.

Job losses in March and April 2020 exceeded 22 million nationwide. The unemployment rate jumped from 3.5 percent in February 2020 to 14.7 percent in April 2020. Then, as government restrictions on businesses and individuals eased, unemployment began a rapid and steady decline, reaching 6.4 percent at the end of the Trump presidency and 3.9 percent a year later.

Payrolls have recovered somewhat, but nationwide there are still 3.6 million, or 2.3 percent, fewer jobs than at the pre-pandemic peak. The recovery has been uneven. Only four states—Utah, Idaho, Arizona, and Texas—have recovered all their jobs lost to the pandemic, with payrolls rising 3.9, 1.9, 0.2, and 0.2 percent respectively since February 2020. All four are Republican-led and imposed lenient Covid restrictions.

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

Thousands of Anti Vaccine-Mandate Protesters Are Reportedly Expected in D.C. This Weekend

Organizers are supposedly expecting thousands of protesters for an anti-vaccine mandate rally in Washington, D.C. this weekend, NBC News reports, a sign that the vaccination resistance “that gained traction on social media during the pandemic is spilling even further into politics and real life.”

The rally, largely organized in Facebook group “Defeat the Mandates DC” and on some internet forums, has raised at least $200,000 in crowdfunding, per NBC News. The Facebook group itself has also grown in size within the last week. Leaders say they are expecting “tens of thousands of attendees” to begin protesting at the Washington Monument at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday.

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

Trump Calls Reports of Rift With DeSantis ‘Fake News, ‘ Intends to Have Good Relationship ‘For a Long Time’

Former President Trump said media reports of a conflict between him and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, R., were “totally fake news” on Thursday, saying he intended to have a good relationship with him for the foreseeable future.

During Trump’s phone interview on “Hannity,” host Sean Hannity relayed that DeSantis said there was no conflict or bickering between the two when he met recently with one of Hannity’s friends.

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

Twitter Suspends Journalist After Filming Anti-Mandate Protests in NYC

On Friday, independent journalist Leeroy Johnson, who has been covering events across the country, but most prominently the anti-vaccine mandate protests in New York City, was suspended from Twitter.

In response to the suspension, Johnson created a GETTR account, writing: “My Twitter account was suspended! Please spread the word ! My Instagram account is still up same name on Twitter.”

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

Update: Elections Expert Reveals Over 550,000 Registered Voters in Wisconsin Have a Registration Date of 1/1/1918 — 115,252 of Them Voted in 2020 (Video)

On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Assembly held another election integrity hearing to present evidence of voter fraud and irregularities that have been found in their investigation of the rigged 2020 election.

And just like last month’s election hearing, they dropped some serious bombshells.

Yesterday’s hearing built on those findings and presented more questions for the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC), which has failed to answer previous questions on the 2020 election.

They did however respond to the reported 119,283 active voters who have been registered for over 100 years, but their weak response just didn’t cut it.

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

US College Students Protest COVID Booster Mandates

According to US media reports on January 19, US college students are taking a stand against the growing movement of universities mandating COVID boosters to be considered fully vaccinated.

At George Mason University, over 700 people have signed a “Repeal George Mason University’s Vaccine Booster Mandate” petition, launched by student Robert Fellner. Fellner stated, “it is important to note that not even the CDC claims vaccines can stop transmission anymore.” He added, “so it’s no longer about competing studies over efficacy, it’s just universities making claims without any support,” and “it makes no sense to require students to get a third shot within 45 days.”

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

Video: Joe Rogan Details How Anyone Who Doesn’t Identify as Far Left is Now Labelled ‘Alt Right’

Joe Rogan detailed on his podcast Thursday how the left has become so intolerant of any other viewpoint that anyone who isn’t in total agreement with them is now automatically slapped with the pejorative ‘alt-right’.

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

Watch: Father Blasts Virginia School Board Over Daughter’s Sexual Assault After Alleged Attacker Given One-Day Suspension

A visibly emotional father broke down on the mic when he addressed his local Virginia school board about his 13-year-old daughter’s sexual assault, after the school only suspended the alleged attacker one day “for improper touching.”

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

Weird: Kamala Harris Laughs When Asked Why Biden Admin Has Failed to “Shut Down the Virus”

Kamala Harris is weird. Whenever she is asked a question that exposes her own and the Biden administration’s failures, lies and broken promises, she laughs about it.

The latest example came Thursday as “CBS Mornings” host Gayle King addressed Harris and said “Let’s talk about Covid because you all ran on, ‘We are going to get Covid under control, we are going to get this licked.’ As we sit here today, we’re going into year three still talking about Covid.”

“So it is not under control,” King continued, adding “So I’m wondering what is your strategy here? And have you come to the point that we have all got to figure out how to live with Covid?”

Cue the insane cackling laughter.

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

Clown World: Canada Post Employee Sent Home After Wearing N95 Face Mask Instead of Company-Provided Cloth Mask

On Monday, a Canada Post worker in Winnipeg showed up for work and got abruptly sent home because he was wearing a N95 mask instead of the cloth mask mandated by the company.

Cory Gallagher had been on vacation and it was his first day back to work in the year 2022. He apparently was extra-conscientious and wanted to use the N95 mask, which is said to provide better isolation and protection than any cloth alternative.

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

Must Watch: Quebec Talk Show Celebrates Young Children Saying ‘We Should Call the Police’ On the Unvaccinated

Quebec talk show La Semaine des 4 Julie with host Julie Snyder featured young children advocating for forced vaccination, along with making people “submit” by taking away their rights.

The two children advocate for vaccination by saying that an unvaccinated person could do harm to others, and that those who are unvaccinated should have the police called on them.

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

Two-Thirds of Canadians Favour Mandatory Vax, Quarter Support Jailing Unvaxed

Over a quarter of Canadians support putting unvaccinated people in jail for jab refusal, while two-thirds say they would support mandatory vaccinations for all residents over the age of five.

A poll released this week by the Canadian firm Maru Public Opinion claims that 27 per cent of the Canadian public would support the government putting people in prison for a short time simply for being unvaccinated.

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

Austrian Parliament Votes Overwhelmingly to Introduce Mandatory Vaccination for All Adults

In a vote of 137 to just 33, the Austrian parliament has overwhelmingly voted to make vaccination against the Wuhan coronavirus mandatory for all residents over the age of 18.

The Austrian parliament voted to approve the new mandatory vaccination policity on Thursday night, which will include all adults over the age of 18 who have their primary or secondary residency in the country.

Austrians who have taken one or two doses most of the Wuhan coronavirus vaccines, except for the Chinese Sinovac or the Russian Spunik V vaccines, will be considered fully vaccinated but those who refuse to take the vaccine could face a fine of up to €3,600 (£2,994/$4,072), newspaper Kronen Zeitung reports.

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

Big Tech Office Alternative ONLYOFFICE Reveals New Version

ONLYOFFICE, an open source alternative to Big Tech’s office suites, has released version 7, which includes major updates. The most notable feature in the new version is fillable forms.

ONLYOFFICE is developed by a Latvia-based tech company called Ascensio System SIA. It has both a desktop and web version and is open source. When releasing version 7, the developers said a cloud version will “be available later.”

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

Brussels is Demanding Poland Pay Huge Fine Over EU Court Verdict

It is not a secret that there are double standards in the European Union concerning different countries. The European Court of Justice verdict, which demanded of Poland to immediately suspend the activity of the Supreme Court Disciplinary Chamber, was no surprise. What was shocking, however, was the fine which was imposed for not complying with the verdict: €1 million per day is the highest fine in the EU’s history.

On Wednesday, the European Commission sent a request for payment to Poland to pay €69 million in fines and rejected the Polish motion to not execute the penalties.

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

French Train Worker Beaten, Robbed by Trio at Metro Station

A female railway worker was beaten and robbed by a group of male assailants in broad daylight at a French train station this week, according to reports.

The shocking attack unfolded at around 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the Jean-Jaure’s metro station in Toulouse.

A 29-year-old uniformed employee of SNCF, France’s state-run railway company, was on her way to work when she was confronted by an angry man and two male associates.

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

Germany’s Interior Ministry Accuses Google and Apple of Inciting “Conspiracy Theories” For Allowing Telegram

Germany seems determined to try to undermine Telegram under the fairly absurd pretext that among its hundreds of millions of users are also some “extremists” (same logic applies to the whole of the internet — so will Berlin try to heavily regulate *that* as well?)

And the definition of “extremist” and “radical,” as mentioned in reports about the latest push to get Telegram to cooperate — or else — also includes people who have been unhappy with extreme and radical Covid restrictions.

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

Hungary’s Foreign Minister to Tucker Carlson: The Liberal Mainstream Views Hungary’s ‘Conservative, Patriotic, Christian, Democratic Way’ As a Threat

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjartó has slammed the “lies and fake news” often reported about democracy in the nation, accusing Western liberal governments of viewing Hungary as a threat because it is run by conservatives who respect their country’s cultural and religious heritage.

In an interview with U.S. talk show host, Tucker Carlson, Szijjartó expressed his appreciation to Fox News and Carlson for showing the reality of the situation in Hungary.

“That is very, very rare,” he claimed. “We are usually faced by the lies and the fake news produced by the international liberal mainstream and your report about Hungary brings fresh air to us.”

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Ireland Drops Most COVID Restrictions in Wake of ‘Omicron Storm’

DUBLIN (Reuters) —Ireland is to scrap almost all its COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday after coming though the storm of the Omicron variant that led to a massive surge in infections, Prime Minister Micheal Martin said in a national address.

Ireland had the second highest incidence rate of COVID-19 in Europe just last week but also one of the continent’s highest uptake of booster vaccines, which has helped keep the number of seriously ill people well below the previous peak.

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Italian Expert: We Need Better Data on Deaths *from* Coronavirus vs. Deaths *with* Virus

Italian professor of infectious diseases Dr Matteo Bassetti has called for a review of coronavirus deaths in Italy, claiming that people who simply tested positive for the disease have been counted as coronavirus deaths.

Dr Matteo Bassetti, a familiar face to Italians over the course of the pandemic and who is the director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the San Martino hospital in Genoa, stated that he wanted to see a review of the number of deaths caused by the Wuhan coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

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Italy: Family of 12 Boar Stroll Through Rome Traffic

Umpteenth sighting of animals in capital, near Gemelli Hospital

(ANSA) — ROME, JAN 12 — A family of 12 wild boar strolled through Rome traffic on Tuesday spurring a video that went viral on the Web in the latest in a slew of such sightings over the past months.

The boar were spotted wandering around near the Gemelli Hospital in the north of Rome.

Rangers said the animals were completely urbanised and were in no way afraid of pedestrians or the heavy traffic in the Italian capital.

Recently a boar family was snapped outside a kindergarten in the Montemario district in another viral video.

Such sightings have become quite common in the northern part of Rome.

The boar were found roaming on the Via Trionfale, one of Rome’s biggest streets.

On September 1 Rome’s former Mayor Virginia Raggi filed a criminal suit against the Lazio regional government over “the massive and uncontrolled” presence of wild boar in the Italian capital’s urban areas.

The boar invasion, said the 5-Star Movement (M5S) politician, was due to a failure by the regional government, which is led by Democratic Party (PD) former leader Nicola Zingaretti, to implement effective management plans for the animals.

Raggi cited a 1992 law which says regions must “provide for the control of species of wild fauna even in areas where hunting is forbidden”.

It was up to the regional government to capture the boar and let them back into the wild, she said.

Another family of wild boar were caught on CCTV cameras roaming a central Rome street in search of food recently.

The animals, which appeared to be unfazed by passing cars and wary pedestrians, were filmed in the central Via Fani, site of late Christian Democrat statesman Aldo Moro’s kidnapping in 1978.

The mother and her piglets appeared to be very hungry as they rummaged through refuse, passersby said.

Italian farmers took to the streets in front of parliament and across the country in early July to protest what they say is an “invasion” by wild boars into farmland and cities all over Italy.

Farm group Coldiretti said that during the COVID year the number of wild boar straying onto farms and roving the outskirts of Italian cities had risen by 15% to a record total of 2.3 million animals.

Coldiretti published what it called a “tragic” toll of one incident caused by the boar every 48 hours in a year of COVID.

There have been 16 victims of wild boar incidents in the past year, and 215 people injured, Coldiretti said.

The number of car crashes cause by animals on Italian provincial roads has risen by 81% over the past 10 years, the farmers’ association said.

Farmers, animal breeders and shepherds from all over Italy gathered in all of Italy’s 20 regional capitals starting in Rome where they rallied outside the parliament building, Montecitorio.

They said they want to “stop a calamity that destroys crops, attacks animals, besieges stables and causes road accidents, with concrete dangers for farmers and citizens”.

A group of young farmers dressed up in boar costumes stopped MPs and explained to them the “emergency situation” they have to face each day.

Other farmers brought fruit, salad ingredients and cereal crops that had been completely destroyed by boar.

The protesters also held up life-size cut-outs of boar to show politicians how scary an encounter with the animals can be.

They also waved banners reading “After COVID, the plague of boar”, “We sow, the boar reap”, “Let’s defend our land” and “Town and country united against wild boar”.

Many city mayors came to Montecitorio, as well as ordinary citizens worried about what they called “a full-blown emergency”.

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Journalists Boycott Macron-EU Press Conference as No Questions Taken

European correspondents on Wednesday exited the press conference auditorium of the EU Parliament in Strasbourg after its newly elected president, Roberta Metsola, and French President Emmanuel Macron refused to take questions.

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Masks Forever! Schools Forcing Kids to Wear Face Coverings in Defiance of UK Prime Minister

A multitude of schools in England will keep forcing their students to wear masks in defiance of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who ordered mandates to be scrapped.

Outrage is once again brewing in England, as more than 100 schools have reportedly announced to parents that they will keep forcing their students to wear masks.

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Polish Poll: Left-Wing Opposition Party Closes on Ruling Law and Justice (PiS)

The Social Changes research center has published the latest results of its survey concerning support for Poland’s political parties, with the results showing that five political groups would enter parliament if elections were held now.

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Breaking Poll: Vast Majority of Americans Oppose US Military Action in Ukraine

A new poll by Trafalgar Group finds a vast majority of Americans oppose US military action in Ukraine.

Despite the warmongers in the fake news and the war cries from the Biden regime — Americans have no desire to start a war with Russia.

Only 15% of voters want US military action in Ukraine.

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Climate Alarmists: Global Warming Causes ‘Unprecedented’ Cold in Tajikistan

A bizarre article from Inverse online magazine asserts that “in early 2021, temperatures slumped to an unprecedented minus 76 degrees Fahrenheit” in Tajikistan, which was somehow caused by climate change.

The article, titled “In Tajikistan, a deadly new type of climate crisis has already arrived,” is the first in a three-part series called “The climate crisis at the Roof of the World.”

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China Threatens International Olympic Athletes With ‘Punishment’ For Free Speech

Ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics which are set to begin in two weeks, a member of China’s Olympics organizing committee warned foreign athletes that they may face punishment for any speech that violates Chinese law.

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Social Platforms Push Back Against Australia’s Online Censorship Law

Facebook (Meta) and Twitter would like to see Australian authorities’ enthusiasm for more and more online censorship curbed by reviewing the effectiveness of some of the current and upcoming legislation and practices in this field.

Both companies stand to lose money if ordered to pay fines for failing to censor content under Australia’s laws like the Online Safety Act that was passed last year and came into effect recently, as well as two upcoming bills said to be designed to combat trolls and protect online privacy.

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Activists Spark Fury After Putting Up ‘Safety at Sea’ Posters in a Dunkirk Migrant Camp for People Attempting to Cross the Channel — Advising Them to ‘Stay Seated’ In Boats and ‘Point’ To Someone if They Fall in the Water

Activists have sparked fury after putting up ‘safety at sea’ posters in a Dunkirk migrant camp for people attempting to cross the English Channel.

The posters, written in a variety of languages, advised migrants to ‘stay seated’ in crossing boats and ‘point’ to anyone who falls in the water.

They are thought to have been put up by activists working for the Watch The Channel group. A QR code on the poster links to the group’s website.

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French Migration Figures on the Rise in 2021, But Remained Lower Than Pre-Pandemic Levels

All sectors of immigration to France showed the first signs of a comeback last year after a record drop in migratory flows in 2020, statistics published on Thursday revealed.

Asylum applications, deportations and visa issuance all increased in 2021 with first asylum applications rising by 28.3 percent to 104,577 cases, according to provisional data released by the French Ministry of the Interior.

The increase was accentuated by the evacuation of thousands of Afghan nationals from Kabul after the Taliban took power in August last year.

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Libya Intercepted Over 30k Migrants Heading for Europe in 2021

Libyan authorities intercepted 30,990 migrants heading for Europe in 2021 according to statistics from the United Nations which stated that the number is triple that of the year prior.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres is said to have confirmed the figures in an internal report to the UN Security council noting, “As of December 14, 2021, the Libyan coast guard had intercepted 30,990 migrants and refugees and returned them to Libya, almost three times the total number of people returned in 2020.”

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Poland and 15 Other EU States Say Border Protection is Joint Responsibility

The interior ministers of Poland and 15 other EU countries have declared that protecting the EU’s borders is a shared responsibility and key to preventing illegal migration.

The statement was contained in a declaration made in Vilnius on Friday at a conference held at the initiative of Poland, Lithuania, Greece and Austria.

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Stagnant Fertility Rates and Exponential Immigration Will Change the Demographics of Europe Forever

If current demographic trends cannot be reversed, by the end of the century, 60 percent of Europe will be Muslim, Magyar Hírlap columnist Károly Loránt writes

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Elite Panicking That the Public Doesn’t Trust Them

At a recent WEF summit, a speaker expressed alarm that ordinary people don’t appear to trust “the elite.”

Oh no, how awful!

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Facebook Apologizes After Threatening UN Watch Director With Account Deletion

Facebook has apologized after it threatened to remove the account of Hillel Neuer, the director of the non-profit UN Watch.

Neuer posted an image of Taliban men and captioned it “Prediction: Ben and Jerry’s will never announce a boycott of the Taliban.

Facebook claimed that the post violated its community standards against “dangerous individuals and organizations.” The social media giant further warned that more violations would result in his account being permanently banned.

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Germany: ‘Berlin Students Demand Menstrual Products for All Genders’

Germany continues to shower the world with “innovations”. One notable one is the latest advance of the traffic-light coalition, composed of old SPD leftists and new Greens: You can finally choose your own gender.

This has not been possible for thousands of millennia, but the Scholz administration is not afraid of setting a new milestone for mankind. And whoever thought that gender was determined by genes only and cannot be changed, may not believe the good news.

Sadly in Berlin, despite the liberating free choice of gender, discrimination is still rife. A headline in the Berliner Tagesspiegel, a newspaper that is completely dedicated to the fight against the ubiquitous Nazi, drew attention to this plight. The newspaper, which is also supported by taxpayers’ money, headlined the terrible inequality: “Berlin students demand menstrual products for all genders”.

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Instagram Says it Will Cut the Reach of Posts That Are “Likely” To Contain “Hate Speech”

Instagram is introducing more vaguely defined restrictions on its users, this time acting “proactively” to lower Feed posts and Stories that “may” contain bullying or hate speech, or those which “may” encourage violence — as well as content that is “potentially upsetting.”

In a blog post, Facebook’s platform said that this means the already existing policy of reducing the reach of posts determined to contain misinformation by third-party “fact-checkers” — and all posts from accounts that are said to h

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Milwaukee Archdiocese Rejects ‘Preferred Pronouns’, Against ‘Truth’

The Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee has issued an instruction this week banning the use of “preferred pronouns” that do not correspond to a person’s biological sex.

“Permitting the designation of a preferred pronoun, while often intended as an act of charity, instead promotes an acceptance of the separability of biological sex and ‘gender’ and thus opposes the truth of our sexual unity,” state the new guidelines, titled “Catechesis and Policy on Questions Concerning Gender Theory.”

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There’s Actually a Lot of Good News

2022 could be our year!

Famous last words.

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UPenn Swimmer Claims Trans Teammate Lia Thomas Colluded With Trans Yale Swimmer to Lose

Following the University of Pennsylvania home tri-meet with Yale and Dartmouth earlier this month, a fellow UPenn swimmer is claiming that transgender teammate Lia Thomas colluded with Yale transgender swimmer Iszac Henig to lose against Henig in a 100 freestyle race.

Speaking with Outkick, the teammate, who was granted anonymity “due to what is viewed as threats from the university, activists, and the current political climate,” believes that Thomas and Henig created the plan to show that Thomas can lose to a biological female.

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Woke Preacher Says Jesus Was ‘Transgendering Himself’ When He Washed His Disciples’ Feet

A “woke” preacher was speaking at a panel during the summer of 2021 in London and he mentioned that, in his opinion, Jesus “transgendered himself” many times in the Bible.

Speaking in front of a rainbow-colored altar cloth, the preacher told the panel and his audience that “God is queer”, and that we have misinterpreted him throught the ages due to our heteronormativity.

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Watch List 2022: ‘Islamic Radicalism’ No. 1 Cause of Christian Persecution

“Violent Islamic radicalism is present in 7 out of the top 10 countries” where it is most dangerous to be a Christian, Open Doors revealed this week in its 2022 World Watch List.

Out of the 50 countries where Christians suffer the greatest violent persecution, 34 have a Muslim majority and Islamic oppression is the principal driver of persecution in more than half of them.

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10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/21/2022

  1. Re boars…
    I am thinking… the local governments are completely taken over by people who don’t know how to get anything done… and what’s more, they don’t care. When citizens have to go to demonstrations to force them to do something about being overrun by boars, you know a line has been crossed.

  2. We criticize Canada, Austria and Australia but their politicians wouldn´t be doing what they are doing if they hadn´t political support from their citizens. Their politicians are reading polls and statistcs too.

    • alerj: Politicians live in an echo chamber. The media “interviews” the politicians and conducts self-serving polls, and then, the politicians watch and listen to themselves on TV, read the polls results, and believe every word they hear and every pre-determined poll result.

      • There, around me here in Canada, a lot of people who think that the gov’t isn’t going far /enough/.

        Some real fascist-minded people, for sure.

        I wish it weren’t so, and while I think that the phenomenon is partially media-driven (at the gov’t behest), it nonetheless is the case that I live surrounded by people who can so easily be turned into fascists. It’s a disturbing realization – one is happier not knowing what one lives around, frankly.

        It’s one of the reasons why I’m making plans to move out of here if necessary.

        • Where are going you to? All countries from western world got mad and became totalitarian spaces. There´s no scape here in Earth

          • I’m making plans to be able to move out of the West if necessary.

            Also, there are parts of the U.S. that aren’t demented (yet). They’re probably the least demented in the West (though it might not always feel that way from the inside).

        • You are right. I know a leftwing loony, sorry guy, who thinks that all unjabbed should be put into a soccer /football stsdium and the only way out is:
          1) get jabbed,
          2) leave Germany (because only sane people may live in Germany and sane people get jabbed)
          3) die

          And food should be delivered by airdrop and if some unjabbed die because of airdrop (without parachute to slow down the landing of the food containers he explained gleefull!) then it is for the good of Germany.

          And of course he thinks he is a democratic and anti-fascist citizen and his ideas are totally compatible with the Declaration of Human Rights.

          And he thinks that Germany is for everybody who wants to live there but Nazis should be expelled – to the bottom of the Northsea. And by Nazis he means everybody to the right of the Social Democrats SPD (and even some of them he thinks are Nazis).
          When I told him about the Miri Clan and muslim criminals he exploded: These are not true muslims, true Muslims behave nice and islam is something else. Islam is abused by those criminals.
          In the end he admitted that those Miri Clan member should be thrown out too, They could join the Nazis on the Northsea bottom.

          • It just goes to show you that Germany needs to be run by the military and people like your friend will quickly fall into line and do what they are told.

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