Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/25/2022

A man stabbed a woman to death on the street in the Maida Vale district of London, and was then run over and killed by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle has been arrested, and may be charged with murder.

In other news, seven illegal migrants died of hypothermia in a boat off the coast of the island of Lampedusa, but 280 others were rescued by the Italian coast guard.

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Thanks to Dean, Insubria, JW, MM, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» 2nd NYPD Officer Dies After Friday Shooting in Harlem
» Alec Baldwin and Other ‘Rust’ Producers Want Suit Over Fatal Shooting Tossed Out
» Biden Administration Withdraws OSHA Employee Vaccine Requirement Following Supreme Court Decision
» Big Tech is Ramping Up Its Lobbyist Funding Following Antitrust Proposals
» Boston Father Denied Heart Transplant Due to COVID Vaccine Status
» ‘Careless Inattention and Deliberate Disregard’: Missouri Court Slams St. Louis Circuit Attorney for Handling of Open Records Lawsuit
» Carjackings Rise in Democrat-Run Cities Across the Country
» Chicago Justice: Armed Home Invasion Nets a Few Weeks in Prison for Perp Who Was Shot in Butt
» DOJ Awards Anti-Crime Grants to Soros-Tied Groups Backing Anti-Cop Reforms Linked to Crime Explosion
» FDA Halts Use of Regeneron, Other Monoclonal Antibody COVID Treatment, DeSantis Says Move ‘Reckless’
» Fox News Special Report Outlines Fresh Questions on What Fauci, Government Knew About COVID Origin
» Gov. Reeves Blasts Critical Race Theory, Touts Education Improvements in State of the State Address
» Judge Saves New York’s Mask Mandate After Last-Minute Appeal From Democrats
» Locals Launches LocalsTV App for Amazon Fire TV and Android TV
» Michigan Dad, A Marine Vet, Says Critical Race Theory Contrary to Values Learned in Military
» Mike Baron’s Pro-Police Graphic Novel Gets Censored on Reddit and Facebook
» Neil Young’s Attempt to Pressure Spotify to Censor Joe Rogan Fails Miserably
» Rand Paul Presses Fauci for Answers on NIH Gain-of-Function Funding Following Senate Hearing
» Rep. Jim Cooper Becomes 29th House Democrat to Announce Exit Ahead of 2022 Midterms
» Scott Lobaido Taken Into Custody After Pouring Red Paint in Protest Outside Manhattan D.A.’s Office
» Trump’s TRUTH Social Will Censor “Hate Speech” and “Bullying,” Report Says
» Virginia Governor Sets Up Tip Line to Report Schools Teaching ‘Divisive’ Critical Race Theory
» Watch: Nugget of Truth Emerges on CNN as Guest Rips Biden Apart
» Wisconsin Senate Sends Critical Race Theory Ban to Evers
» Wisconsin Lawmakers OK Tougher Penalties for Protesters
 
Canada
» Conservative MPs Cheer on Trucker Convoy, Voice Opposition to Vaccine Mandates
» Durham Police Investigating Officer Who Posted Video Supporting Anti-Vaccine Mandate Truckers’ Rally
» Sask. Premier Slams Vaccine Mandate for Truck Drivers
» ‘So Many Angry People’: Experts Say Online Conversation Around Trucker Convoy Veering Into Dangerous Territory
» Truckers Protesting Vaccine Mandate Roll Through Manitoba Tuesday Afternoon
» Unvaccinated to be Accompanied by Staff in Walmart to Make Sure They Don’t Buy Anything Other Than Food & Pharma
 
Europe and the EU
» “Anti-Vax” Olympic Gold Medallist Dies of COVID (But He Was Vaccinated)
» Antifa Should Decide Which Publishers Are Allowed at Popular Book Fair, Demands Famed German Left-Wing Activist
» Businesses in Wales Demand Vaccine Passport Exemptions After Government Fails to Prove They Work
» Daddy’s Girl Who Became a Terrorist: German Woman Who Joined ISIS in Syria Aged 15 and Became a High-Profile Jihadi Bride Goes on Trial Accused of Aiding Crimes Against Humanity
» Extradition Difficult as Several Suspected Murderers Flee Sweden to Iraq
» France: ‘The Vaccinated End Up More Infected Than the Unvaccinated’
» France: Pecresse’s Popularity is Rising, With a Chance to Beath Both Macron and Le Pen
» Italy: Messina Mayor Quits in Green Pass Protest
» Klaus Schwab Welcomes European Chip Law to Advance ‘Physical Brain for Digitization’
» Turns Out Schrödinger, The Father of Quantum Physics, Was a Pedophile
» ‘Tusk and Pons Are Playing Together!’ Polish MEP Hits Back at Claims That Brussels Will ‘Help the Polish People to Change the Government’
» UK Gov Department Warns Online Safety Bill Fails to Protect Speech, Then Complains it Doesn’t Do Enough to Censor
» UK: Arrest After Vigilante London Motorist Mowed Down Killer Knifeman
» UK: Commuters Hurled Coins and Coffee at a Buddhist Teacher and His Fellow Extinction Rebellion Activist as They Held Up 48,000 Passengers by Scaling a Rush Hour Tube Train, Court Hears
» UK: Metropolitan Police Launch Criminal Investigation Into Boris Johnson’s Lockdown Parties
» UK: Maida Vale Stabbing: Woman Stabbed to Death and Man Killed by Vehicle
 
Middle East
» Turkish Journalist is Jailed for “Insulting” President Erdogan With Proverb Tweet
 
Russia
» Croatia to Withdraw Its Forces From NATO in Event of Russia-Ukraine Conflict
» ‘NATO United on Ukraine Crises, ‘ Says Polish President Duda After Talks With Western Leaders
» Russian Soldiers Are Already in Ukraine, Warns UK Defence Minister as He Likens Vladimir Putin’s Belligerence to the Nazi Invasion of Poland in 1939 — While the US Mobilises Thousands of Combat Troops and Western Leaders Threatening Sanctions
 
Far East
» U.S. Diplomats Faced COVID ‘Anal Swabs’ In China: Judicial Watch Report
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Tennis Officials Flip-Flop on Anti-China Protests
» Zlatan Ibrahimovic Backs Novak Djokovic Over Vaccine Row
 
Latin America
» Brazil: Large, Peer-Reviewed Research Study Proves Ivermectin Works Against COVID-19
» Brazilian Supreme Court Judge Calls for Telegram to be Banned Because it Doesn’t Censor “Hatred” And “Misinformation”
 
Immigration
» “Danish Society Has Problems With Too Much Migration From the Middle East’ — Denmark’s Left-Wing Immigration Minister Defends Country’s Strict Asylum Policy
» 7 Migrants Die, 280 Rescued Off Italian Island of Lampedusa
» Famed French Intellectual Says Great Replacement is ‘Obvious’
» France: African Migrant in Underwear Throws Cinder Blocks Down Onto Busy Street
» Germany: Son of Woman Left Paralyzed After Afghan Migrant’s Stabbing Spree Raises More Than €175,000 for Her Rehab Therapy
» Germany Joins France and UK to Tackle English Channel Migrant Smugglers
» Over 2M Migrants Came to the Border in 2021, 565K More Than the Past Two Years Combined
» Poland Starts Construction on New Border Wall After Crisis With Belarus
» UK: Migrant Makes ‘V for Victory’ Sign as Up to 65 Including Small Child Make Dangerous Channel Crossing Today After Total for This Month Passed 1,000 — Compared to 223 Last January
 
Culture Wars
» Eric Clapton Says He Sees Mass Formation Psychosis ‘Everywhere’
 

2nd NYPD Officer Dies After Friday Shooting in Harlem

Wilbert Mora and Jason Rivera were both shot responding to a domestic disturbance call; Rivera died Friday night and the suspect, Lashawn McNeil, died on Monday

NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora has died after a days-long struggle, following his shooting in Harlem Friday night.

Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell announced Mora’s death Tuesday in a tweet, shortly after he underwent surgery to donate his organs.

[…]

Mora and Officer Jason Rivera were shot responding to a domestic disturbance call. Rivera died Friday night, and accused gunman Lashawn McNeil, who was shot by a third officer, died Monday.

Rivera’s funeral is set for Friday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral; details on services for Mora were not immediately available.

Rivera, Mora and another uniformed officer responded to a domestic disturbance call around 6:15 p.m. Friday on West 135th Street by a mother who said she was fighting with her son, according to police. She did not mention any injuries, or any weapons, on the call…

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Alec Baldwin and Other ‘Rust’ Producers Want Suit Over Fatal Shooting Tossed Out

More than two months after the script supervisor on Rust filed a lawsuit against Alec Baldwin and other producers for the actor’s fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchinson on the New Mexico set of the indie Western, the defendants want a California judge to dismiss the action.

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

Biden Administration Withdraws OSHA Employee Vaccine Requirement Following Supreme Court Decision

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday withdrew its November 2021 order that mandated U.S. workers at companies with 100 or more employees receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

“Job Creators Network and American small businesses have defeated the Biden administration’s illegal vaccine mandate that threatened to burden job creators with new costs and exacerbate the historic labor shortage,” said Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the JCN, the first to petition the Supreme Court to block the rule.

The withdrawal follows a recent ruling by the high court that blocked the vaccine mandate for big businesses, though allowed the administration’s mandate for healthcare workers to remain in place.

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

Big Tech is Ramping Up Its Lobbyist Funding Following Antitrust Proposals

Big Tech corporations are trying to further cement their position by spending more than ever on lobbying the US government, as they hope to kill proposed anti-trust and privacy bills.

Last year Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook spent more money than ever, $55 million — up from $34 million in 2020 — in a bid to influence lawmakers, reports based on lobbying disclosures show. And these companies are linking the issues of antitrust reform and US national security, arguing that the former would undermine the latter.

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

Boston Father Denied Heart Transplant Due to COVID Vaccine Status

A 31-year-old father has been taken off the heart transplant list at a Boston hospital because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19.

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

‘Careless Inattention and Deliberate Disregard’: Missouri Court Slams St. Louis Circuit Attorney for Handling of Open Records Lawsuit

ST. LOUIS — A former Fox News contributor who sued St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner for records related to the former Gov. Eric Greitens investigation has landed a legal victory that could cost city taxpayers thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees.

In January 2020, John Solomon asked for records showing any and all contacts between Gardner, her staff and several key players, including billionaire George Soros, related to the investigation into Greitens’ alleged invasion of privacy case involving an explicit photo he took of his mistress without her permission.

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

Carjackings Rise in Democrat-Run Cities Across the Country

Democrat-run cities have seen a shocking spike in carjacking cases over the last year, with some cities seeing the highest number of carjackings in decades.

According to an NBC report, carjackings are up “55 percent in New York, 63 percent in Minneapolis, and a staggering 85 percent in Philadelphia,” though the report does not specify a timeframe.

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

Chicago Justice: Armed Home Invasion Nets a Few Weeks in Prison for Perp Who Was Shot in Butt

In the Land of Lincoln, prison sentences are a lot like dog-years, only in reverse. A home invasion conviction in Chicago proves the point. Christopher Johnson, 16-time felon fresh out of prison on parole, found himself a weapon (go figure!) and committed an armed home invasion in 2019. He forced entry on an occupied apartment in a ritzy neighborhood a couple blocks from Lake Michigan.

Cops caught up with him after the (legally) armed resident shot the home invader in the butt, narrowly missing Mr. Johnson’s Johnson.

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

DOJ Awards Anti-Crime Grants to Soros-Tied Groups Backing Anti-Cop Reforms Linked to Crime Explosion

The Department of Justice has awarded crime-reduction grants to some groups that back the same anti-police, soft-on-crime policies implemented by George Soros-funded district attorneys that critics argue have unleashed a surge in urban crime.

Those policies — including the defunding or restructuring of police departments, bail reform, less incarceration, decriminalizing and deprioritizing a broad range of criminal offenses — have been linked to skyrocketing criminal violence in many Democrat-led cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York City.

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

FDA Halts Use of Regeneron, Other Monoclonal Antibody COVID Treatment, DeSantis Says Move ‘Reckless’

The Food and Drug Administration has removed two monoclonal antibody therapies from its list of COVID-19 treatments, saying they should not be used in the U.S. because of their ineffectiveness against the virus’ now-dominant Omicron variant.

The agency’s announcement Monday was followed by the Department of Health and Human Services stopping, at least for now, the distribution of the antibody medications made by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly, according to The Washington Post.

Regeneron became well known in November 2020 after President Trump received it to treat his COVID infection while the drug was still in early clinical trials and praised its effectiveness.

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

Fox News Special Report Outlines Fresh Questions on What Fauci, Government Knew About COVID Origin

Fresh questions are being raised about what American scientists and federal health officials knew about the origins of the coronavirus and whether conflicting evidence was suppressed and hidden from the public.

On Tuesday night’s episode of Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News dove into the early days of the coronavirus pandemic and explored documents obtained showing that Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was warned early on that the virus may have originated in a Wuhan, China lab.

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

Gov. Reeves Blasts Critical Race Theory, Touts Education Improvements in State of the State Address

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) — Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves delivered his State of the State address on Tuesday.

He started by speaking about how strong a position he believes Mississippi to be in.

“I can still stand before you tonight and declare, without reservation, and without qualification, that the state of our state is not only strong, but stronger than it has ever been,” he said.

He thanked educators and claimed Mississippi’s schools have made a “turnaround of historic proportions.”

He touted a graduation rate at 87.7 percent and an increase of students completing career and technical courses.

“For decades we were at the bottom, but now we are not. It takes time to go from last to first. But Mississippi kids are on the move, and it is revitalizing our state’s future.”

He also addressed critical race theory, an issue that has been a hot topic among legislators this month.

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

Judge Saves New York’s Mask Mandate After Last-Minute Appeal From Democrats

Update (1710ET): It looks like the New York Democrats led by Gov. Kathy Hochul have succeeded in protecting their precious mask mandates — for now, at least.

NY AG Letitia James announced Tuesday afternoon shortly after the end of the market day that a judge had granted the government’s request for a stay while they look to appeal the ruling from the State Supreme Court.

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

Locals Launches LocalsTV App for Amazon Fire TV and Android TV

Community generation platform Locals has launched LocalsTV — a new app that makes it easy for users to explore content and stay up to date with their favorite Locals creators on their smart TV.

Locals has the goal of “supporting creative independence.” The platform makes it easy for creators to start a subscription-based community and allows fans to pay creators instead of platforms.

Before the launch of LocalsTV, Locals was available in mobile app stores and on the web. This new LocalsTV app expands the availability of Locals content to a wide range of smart TVs.

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

Michigan Dad, A Marine Vet, Says Critical Race Theory Contrary to Values Learned in Military

A Marine veteran and father is speaking out against critical race theory (CRT) and mask mandates after his kids’ school district in Michigan took on a “21 day equity challenge.”

As Fox News Digital previously noted, the equity challenge included items like a White privilege checklist and a list of microaggressions that warned against, for example, calling America “the land of opportunity.”

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

Mike Baron’s Pro-Police Graphic Novel Gets Censored on Reddit and Facebook

Award-winning comic book writer Mike Baron’s new work supportive of the police and expressing his conservative stances is encountering censorship on Facebook and Reddit.

Baron, who in the past spent five years writing for Marvel Comics and The Punisher series, has now come up with a new comic book, Thin Blue Line, that deals with a policewoman providing protection for the mayor as their city is engulfed in rioting and looting by violent gangs of various ideological persuasions, that breaks out following a police shooting incident.

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

Neil Young’s Attempt to Pressure Spotify to Censor Joe Rogan Fails Miserably

Musician Neil Young’s attempt to force Spotify to censor Joe Rogan’s podcast has failed miserably, with Young deleting the open letter he posted on his website.

The 70’s rocker tried to give Spotify an ultimatum that they had to remove Rogan or delete his music catalogue.

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

Rand Paul Presses Fauci for Answers on NIH Gain-of-Function Funding Following Senate Hearing

Following a Senate committee hearing earlier this month in which Senator Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci got into a heated exchange once again, Paul is requesting a number questions for the record regarding the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) gain-of-function research funding.

Fox News obtained this letter containing questions for Fauci, which was written a week after Fauci’s Jan. 11 testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in a hearing entitled “Addressing New Variants: A Federal Perspective on the COVID-19 Response.”

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

Rep. Jim Cooper Becomes 29th House Democrat to Announce Exit Ahead of 2022 Midterms

Tennessee’s longtime Rep. Jim Cooper is the latest in a growing line of House Democrats who have announced they’re not going to run for re-election in this year’s November midterms.

He blames the latest round of redistricting as a hurdle that got in his way. It’s a change that CBS reports now favors Republicans by “at least 15 points.”

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

Scott Lobaido Taken Into Custody After Pouring Red Paint in Protest Outside Manhattan D.A.’s Office

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Staten Island artist Scott LoBaido was taken into custody Tuesday after pouring red paint on the sidewalk outside Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office in a protest against the official’s crime policies.

LoBaido, whose public demonstrations have previously resulted in arrest, told the Advance/SILive.com that Bragg’s approach to reducing penalties for crimes he deems minor would only diminish the safety of New York City residents.

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

Trump’s TRUTH Social Will Censor “Hate Speech” and “Bullying,” Report Says

When President Trump’s TRUTH Social launches later this year, the platform will already have strict content moderation policies focused on keeping the platform “family-friendly,” according to the company’s CEO Devin Nunes.

Nunes and Trump have previously said TRUTH Social will launch by the end of the first quarter of 2022. Speaking to Fox Business, Nunes said they were on track.

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

Virginia Governor Sets Up Tip Line to Report Schools Teaching ‘Divisive’ Critical Race Theory

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has set up a special tip line for parents to report schools that are teaching their kids “divisive” critical race theory.

The Republican touted a special new “Help Education” email address late Monday that he said will help enforce his first executive directive in office banning the controversial teaching method.

The tip line is “for parents to send us any instances where they feel their fundamental rights are being violated, where their children are not being respected [and] where there are inherently divisive practices in their schools,” Youngkin told radio host John Fredericks.

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

Watch: Nugget of Truth Emerges on CNN as Guest Rips Biden Apart

In between rearranging its programming to account for sacked presenters and accused pedophile producers, CNN found itself in a bind when a guest uttered a few words of truth by completely slamming the Biden administration.

Host Anderson Cooper was lost for words as Scott Jennings, former Special Asst. to President George W. Bush, tore into the “disaster” that is the Biden regime.

“I think he has a lot of political problems,” Jennings noted, adding “and an AP poll came out this morning, only 28 percent of Americans want the sitting president to run for re-election. And fewer than half of Democrats.”

“This is a disaster,” Jennings continued, also noting “I never imagined how quickly this would all unfold.”

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

Wisconsin Senate Sends Critical Race Theory Ban to Evers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin public schools would be prohibited from teaching students and training employees about concepts such as systemic racism and implicit bias under a Republican bill the state Senate sent to Gov. Tony Evers.

The Democratic Evers will almost certainly veto the measure, which the Senate passed with all Democrats and Republican Sen. Howard Marklein against. The Assembly passed it on a party line vote in September. Republicans don’t have the votes to override the expected Evers veto.

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

Wisconsin Lawmakers OK Tougher Penalties for Protesters

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers approved bills Tuesday that would create tougher penalties for protesters who participate in riots and deface government statues.

The proposals come after protesters burned swaths of downtown Kenosha and damaged the Hans Christian Heg and Lady Forward statues at the state Capitol during demonstrations in the summer of 2020.

The protests figure to be a key talking point for Republicans as they try to paint Democrats as soft on crime on the campaign trail this year. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has already accused Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, who is running to unseat Johnson this fall, of not acting quickly enough to stop the protests in Kenosha and spurring on protesters.

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

Conservative MPs Cheer on Trucker Convoy, Voice Opposition to Vaccine Mandates

OTTAWA — Conservative MPs are publicly cheering on the trucker convoy that’s making its way across the country with the intent of converging onto Parliament Hill this weekend, voicing opposition to the federal government’s mandatory vaccination policies.

The so-called “freedom convoy” was sparked by outrage over a vaccine mandate recently imposed on cross-border truckers, though the convoy has garnered support from anti-vaccine mandate groups who feel requirements to be vaccinated against COVID-19 curb their freedoms, and among those who dislike Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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

Durham Police Investigating Officer Who Posted Video Supporting Anti-Vaccine Mandate Truckers’ Rally

Durham police say they are investigating after one of their officers posted a video online expressing support for truckers who are protesting against a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

In a video posted to social media, a uniformed female officer who identifies herself as Const. Erin Howard from Ontario says the hundreds of truckers who set off from British Columbia on Sunday are “true heroes” fighting for the rights and freedoms of all Canadians.

“I wanted to give a shout out to all the truckers. I think what you guys are doing is incredible. You’re fighting for our rights and freedoms, and, right now, it feels like we’re a little bit at war and those rights and freedoms are at stake,” the woman in the video says.

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

Sask. Premier Slams Vaccine Mandate for Truck Drivers

On the same day protest convoys rolled through the province’s two largest cities, Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe came out against the federal government’s new cross-border COVID-19 vaccine mandate for truck drivers.

“We view this as being an unnecessary vaccine mandate for this particular industry,” Moe said when asked about the mandate during a press conference in Regina.

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

‘So Many Angry People’: Experts Say Online Conversation Around Trucker Convoy Veering Into Dangerous Territory

As a growing group of truckers and supporters make their way to Ottawa in a protest against vaccine mandates, experts say the rhetoric online concerning the convoy is getting increasingly worrisome.

A group of truckers and concerned citizens began a cross-country trip to Ottawa over the weekend, in protest of vaccine mandates in the country. The groups expect to arrive in Ottawa this Saturday.

The movement has since gathered steam nationwide, as videos show highway gatherings in support of the truckers, but some experts worry the online conversation surrounding the convoy has veered into dangerous territory.

“There are people who genuinely believe that this is overreach by the federal government, but there are also a lot of other groups that are involved and individuals who are involved who have a long history of very overheated rhetoric,” Kurt Phillips, founder and former lead writer for Anti-Racist Canada, told CTVNews.ca in a recent phone interview.

Organizers for the convoy insist they are abiding the laws and intend for a peaceful rally in Ottawa this weekend…

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Truckers Protesting Vaccine Mandate Roll Through Manitoba Tuesday Afternoon

A truck convoy protesting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate left the Regina area Tuesday morning before heading east to Winnipeg.

According to the Regina Police Service, an estimated 1,200 semi-trucks were seen driving through the Saskatchewan capital.

Trucks arrived in Headingley, Man., around 2:30 p.m., before leaving for the south Perimeter Highway an hour later.

The protest follows the federal government’s move to mandate vaccines for Canadian truckers crossing the Canada-U.S. border, which went into effect Jan. 15. Those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days.

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

Unvaccinated to be Accompanied by Staff in Walmart to Make Sure They Don’t Buy Anything Other Than Food & Pharma

Under Quebec’s draconian new vaccine passport scheme, unvaccinated people who visit large stores like Walmart and Costco will have to be accompanied by employees to make sure they don’t buy anything other than food or pharmaceutical products.

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

“Anti-Vax” Olympic Gold Medallist Dies of COVID (But He Was Vaccinated)

British broadcaster Sky News breathlessly reported on the COVID death of “anti-vax” Olympic gold medallist Szilveszter Csollany, before admitting later in the article that he was vaccinated.

Well, this is awkward.

The 51-year-old Hungarian, who was the 2000 Sydney Olympics rings champion, had been hospitalised since December with the illness, a stay which included weeks on a ventilator.

Citing Hungarian media outlet Blikk, Sky News reported that Csollany had “expressed anti-vaccination views on social media.”

This led the news outlet to headline the article ‘Anti-vax’ Olympic gold medallist dies of COVID’, clearly suggesting that the athlete had decided not to get the vaccine and that this contributed to his death.

However, in the 3rd paragraph of the story, it is acknowledged that “the six-time World Championship medallist had been vaccinated to allow him to continue to work as a gymnastics coach.”

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

Antifa Should Decide Which Publishers Are Allowed at Popular Book Fair, Demands Famed German Left-Wing Activist

German sociologist, anti-racism activist, and former Green Party politician Jutta Ditfurth has called for right-wing publishers to be removed from the biggest annual book fair in Germany by Antifa, according to a new interview with Frankfurter Rundschau on Monday.

“The [Frankfiurt] book fair should inform the public at an early stage which publishers are in the registration process. It would be enough to evaluate right-wing publishing programs in their mainline. You don’t have to read every single book,” she said.

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

Businesses in Wales Demand Vaccine Passport Exemptions After Government Fails to Prove They Work

Businesses in Wales are demanding vaccine passport exemptions after the government failed to provide any evidence that the scheme prevents the spread of COVID-19.

COVID passes were introduced in Wales in October and applied to nightclubs, as well as indoor non-seated events for more than 500 people and outdoor events of more than 4,000 people.

In response to the Omicron outbreak, in December pubs were also restricted to the “rule of six” and table service only, while all nightclubs were ordered to close.

Despite restrictions supposedly being lifted later this week, nightclubs, cinemas and theaters will still be forced to demand COVID passports.

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

Daddy’s Girl Who Became a Terrorist: German Woman Who Joined ISIS in Syria Aged 15 and Became a High-Profile Jihadi Bride Goes on Trial Accused of Aiding Crimes Against Humanity

Leonora Messing was just 15 when she fled her home in Sangerhausen, Germany, to join the terror group in Syria before wedding jihadi Martin Lemke, also known as Nihad Abu Yasir.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Extradition Difficult as Several Suspected Murderers Flee Sweden to Iraq

Swedish authorities have lamented possible difficulties in extradition after several suspects in murder cases have fled to Iraq to avoid arrest and possible prosecution.

Swedish prosecutor Krister Petersson stated that he is investigating two cases of suspected murder in Örebro County involving several suspects from Iraq who have fled back to the country to escape prosecution.

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

France: ‘The Vaccinated End Up More Infected Than the Unvaccinated’

Maligned French epidemiologist Didier Raoult expressed grave doubts about the current vaccination campaign.

“Why is Omikron vaccine resistant?” Prof Didier Raoult recently asked himself this question. The director of the IHU Méditerranée infectious disease institute in Marseille has doubts about the effectiveness of the vaccines. Referring to data from the Johns Hopkins University Covid-19 dashboard, Raoult examined the outcome of the global Corona campaign.

“We have administered nearly 10 billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine worldwide and there are more cases than ever before. So the explanation that the Covid-19 vaccine controls the disease has become a bit complicated. By the way, we have the same problem in France. We don’t stop vaccinating and there are more and more cases,” he pointed out.

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

France: Pecresse’s Popularity is Rising, With a Chance to Beath Both Macron and Le Pen

The presidential election in France is fast approaching, and right-wing Republican candidate Valérie Pécresse is attracting more and more attention. She is moving into second place in the polls behind the leader of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen. According to the polls, she would have a chance to defeat Emmanuel Macron.

“Pécresse started after the announcement of the candidacy with ten percent, now she has over 15 percent and has overtaken Eric Zemmour,” said Campaign Chief Patrick Stefanini.

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

Italy: Messina Mayor Quits in Green Pass Protest

Spends night at ferry dock to protest pass for crossing strait

(ANSA) — ROME, JAN 17 — Messina Mayor Cateno De Luca on Monday filed his resignation to the city council in protest at the Green Pass COVID health certificate being required to board ferries across the strait to Sicily.

De Luca is continuing his protest at the ferry dock, where he spent the night in a tent.

De Luca, a centrist independent, was elected in June 2018. (ANSA).

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Klaus Schwab Welcomes European Chip Law to Advance ‘Physical Brain for Digitization’

The EU will unveil proposals early next month for new laws to boost its home-grown chip production, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen announced in an online speech to the virtual edition of the World Economic Forum. The law is actually a cover for a clique of corrupt globalists to take over total control.

Von der Leyen wants to claim a greater role for the EU in the worldwide production of microchips. The most advanced chips must be made on European soil, according to her. The legislation that should make all this possible is called the European Chips Act.

The act, which will be proposed in early February, aims to increase microchip production to reduce dependency on suppliers from outside Europe. “The European need for chips will double in the next decade,” von der Leyen explained. WEF boss Klaus Schwab is deeply involved in this endeavour. Schwab is one of 16 individuals who has been charged with serious human rights abuses and genocide in the ICC.

Deep digital transformation

The President of the European Commission spoke with Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum. He was particularly interested in the chip law, “because this is an important step towards creating the physical brain for digitization”.

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Turns Out Schrödinger, The Father of Quantum Physics, Was a Pedophile

A recent investigation that resurfaced damning evidence that famed physicist Erwin Schrödinger was a pedophile is continuing to make waves in the academic community.

Schrödinger, widely cited as the father of quantum physics and perhaps best remembered for his 1935 thought experiment “Schrödinger’s Cat,” was widely revealed to be a pedophile by The Irish Times after the newspaper published a report detailing his record as a sexual predator and serial abuser.

It’s a stomach-churning revelation about a researcher whose work revolutionized the study of the natural world and even led directly to today’s international research frenzy into quantum computing — and which shows, once again, that even the powerful and brilliant can be monsters.

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‘Tusk and Pons Are Playing Together!’ Polish MEP Hits Back at Claims That Brussels Will ‘Help the Polish People to Change the Government’

Solidarity Poland MEP Patryk Jaki has responded to inflammatory remarks made by Spanish MEP Esteban Gonzales Pons this week, who claimed that the European Union “will try to help the Polish people to change the government which is not being good for the country.”

In an interview with Polish news outlet, wPolityce.pl, Jaki highlighted the fact that Pons belonged to the European People’s Party of which Donald Tusk is president, claiming that “Tusk and Pons are playing together.”

“Their goal is clear and does not concern the rule of law but removing the Right from power in Poland. Please note, that the Polish government is accused of breaking rule of law because we changed the judge selection system to the same one that is present in… Spain,” Jaki said.

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UK Gov Department Warns Online Safety Bill Fails to Protect Speech, Then Complains it Doesn’t Do Enough to Censor

UK’s legislators seem to be confused about what the Online Safety Bill is supposed to achieve: now the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Parliamentary Committee is at once criticizing the proposed legislation as not doing enough to protect speech — and as not going far enough to censor content, including that which is not illegal.

The committee is one of several that have been tasked with reviewing and offering their opinion on the internet-regulating bill proposed by the government, before it can proceed to a vote.

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UK: Arrest After Vigilante London Motorist Mowed Down Killer Knifeman

A knifeman who stabbed a woman to death in North-West London was knocked down and killed by a passing motorist in an alleged effort to disarm the killer, with the driver himself arrested for suspected murder.

The Metropolitan Police have launched “an urgent investigation” into two deaths which occurred around 9 am on the 24th of January 2022 in Maida Vale, a residential district in leftist Mayor Sadiq Khan’s London. It is reported one of those deaths was a 43-year-old lady killed in a knife attack and the second by an alleged vigilante using a car to stop the first attacker, a 41-year-old man.

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UK: Commuters Hurled Coins and Coffee at a Buddhist Teacher and His Fellow Extinction Rebellion Activist as They Held Up 48,000 Passengers by Scaling a Rush Hour Tube Train, Court Hears

Angry commuters threw coins and coffee at Extinction Rebellion activists who scaled a Tube train to protest about climate change, a court heard.

James Mee, 37, was pulled onto the platform at Canning Tube station and kicked by enraged passengers during the morning rush-hour on October 17, 2019.

Mee, an accounts administrator, and former Buddhist teacher Mark Ovland, 38, used a telescopic ladder to climb onto the train, jurors heard.

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UK: Metropolitan Police Launch Criminal Investigation Into Boris Johnson’s Lockdown Parties

Scotland Yard has launched a criminal investigation into Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government following the latest in a long string of alleged breaches of lockdown rules.

On Monday evening, Downing Street was once again pulled into a negative press cycle following the revelation of another “party” held by the government while the rest of the nation was stuck under lockdown.

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UK: Maida Vale Stabbing: Woman Stabbed to Death and Man Killed by Vehicle

A 43-year-old woman has been stabbed to death and a man killed after being hit by a vehicle in west London.

The woman was stabbed in Chippenham Road, in Maida Vale, just after 09:00 GMT, the Metropolitan Police said.

When officers arrived to reports of the stabbing, they also found a man, 41, had been hit by a vehicle. Both died at the scene.

Detectives have arrested the driver of the car, a 26-year-old man, on suspicion of murder.

Eyewitness Mulugeta Asseratte said he was “coming up from the bakery to Chippenham Road and suddenly heard shouts of ‘stop it, stop it’ and it was a girl being attacked by a gentleman”…

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Turkish Journalist is Jailed for “Insulting” President Erdogan With Proverb Tweet

Prominent Turkish journalist Sedef Kabas was arrested and jailed, pending trial for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Kabas was arrested early Saturday morning and taken to Istanbul’s main police station. She was then taken to a court that ruled she be jailed pending trial.

Kabas has worked in the media for over three decades.

The alleged insult was a proverb that she wrote on her Twitter account.

“When the ox climbs to the palace, he does not become a king, but the palace becomes a barn,” Kabas tweeted.

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Croatia to Withdraw Its Forces From NATO in Event of Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Croatia will withdraw its military from NATO forces deployed in the region in the event of a conflict between Russia and Ukraine, President Zoran Milanovic said on Tuesday.

“I follow reports, according to which NATO, not a separate state, not the United States, is strengthening its presence, sending reconnaissance vessels. We have nothing to do with this, and we will not have, I guarantee you this,” Milanovic told a national broadcaster, adding that Croatia will not send its military to the region.

“If there is an escalation, we will withdraw everyone to the last Croatian military. It has nothing to do with Ukraine or Russia, it has to do with the dynamics of the US’ domestic policy, [President] Joe Biden and his administration, whom I supported, the only one in Europe … but I see dangerous behavior in matters of international security,” he added.

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‘NATO United on Ukraine Crises, ‘ Says Polish President Duda After Talks With Western Leaders

On Monday night, international consultations were held between Western leaders over the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine

The White House announced that a video conference on Monday night between U.S. President Joe Biden with the Polish President Andrzej Duda and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson lasted 80 minutes.

The EU was represented by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel. NATO was represented by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

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Russian Soldiers Are Already in Ukraine, Warns UK Defence Minister as He Likens Vladimir Putin’s Belligerence to the Nazi Invasion of Poland in 1939 — While the US Mobilises Thousands of Combat Troops and Western Leaders Threatening Sanctions

James Heappey said a’ significant’ number of Vladimir Putin’s soldiers were already operating behind the lines, amid a deepening east/west stand-off and a growing military build-up.

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U.S. Diplomats Faced COVID ‘Anal Swabs’ In China: Judicial Watch Report

American diplomatic personnel in China said they were asked to submit to “anal swab” testing for COVID-19 by the Chinese government, despite denials from Communist Party officials.

Conservative legal group Judicial Watch announced Tuesday it had obtained documents confirming the incident through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. State Department.

U.S. officials in China complained about the invasive tests via email, and at least one American “was given an anal COVID swab at his apartment” in 2021, according to the records.

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Australian Tennis Officials Flip-Flop on Anti-China Protests

Forty Eight hours after demanding that spectators at the Australian Open remove clothing and hand over signs protesting China’s Communist government, officials have reversed course and said that the garments will be allowed, with a caveat.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Backs Novak Djokovic Over Vaccine Row

Soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has backed world’s number 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic over the vaccine row that saw Djokovic kicked out of Australia.

The 20 time grand slam winning Serbian was deported earlier this month and prevented from defending his Australian Open title despite a judge initially ruling that the government was wrong to try to block him entering the country.

Swedish international Ibrahimovic, who is vaccinated himself, came out in defense of his friend, speaking out against compulsory vaccine mandates during an interview with national broadcaster SVT.

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Brazil: Large, Peer-Reviewed Research Study Proves Ivermectin Works Against COVID-19

Via FLCCC Alliance

The results are in from the world’s largest study of ivermectin for COVID-19.

Researchers in Brazil found that regular use of ivermectin as a prophylactic agent was associated with significantly reduced COVID-19 infection, hospitalization and mortality rates.

The study was conducted in Itajai, a port city in the state of Santa Catarina, between July and December 2020. Study authors include FLCCC physicians Dr. Flavio Cadegiani and Dr. Pierre Kory. Lead author Dr. Lucy Kerr was approached by the mayor of Itajai, after the city began to experience a severe outbreak of COVID.

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Brazilian Supreme Court Judge Calls for Telegram to be Banned Because it Doesn’t Censor “Hatred” And “Misinformation”

Justice Luis Roberto Barroso, a Justice of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil (Supremo Tribunal Federal [STF]) justice and President of the Superior Electoral Court (Tribunal Superior Eleitoral [TSE]) of Brazil, has called for the popular messaging app Telegram to be banned unless it establishes legal representation in the country and complies with the TSE’s “Program to Combat Misinformation” (“Programa de Enfrentamento à Desinformação”).

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“Danish Society Has Problems With Too Much Migration From the Middle East’ — Denmark’s Left-Wing Immigration Minister Defends Country’s Strict Asylum Policy

Danish Integration Minister Mattias Tesfaye, of the left-wing Social Democrats and the child of an Egyptian migrant himself, is defending the strict immigration policy of his country, and believes there are leftist reasons for doing so, including protecting workers and lower-class citizens from wage competition and integration problems. The minister made the remarks in an interview with the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

Denmark’s policy on immigration is much discussed in the German media, mostly in a negative light, and the Swiss newspaper began the interview asking a question about German press coverage: “Maybe you don’t know it, but for many German-speaking media and left-wing politicians believe you are evil personified: a social democrat with a migration background who criticizes Islam and wants to force poorly integrated foreigners to do dirty jobs. How do you deal with being called a traitor and a racist by your own comrades?”

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7 Migrants Die, 280 Rescued Off Italian Island of Lampedusa

ROME (AP) — Seven migrants have died of apparent hypothermia on a packed wooden boat, the Italian coast guard said Tuesday after rescuing about 280 others off the coast of Lampedusa.

Three people were dead when the coast guard arrived for the rescue in rough waters, and a further four died while being transported to Lampedusa. Most of the migrants were from Egypt and Bangladesh.

Two coast guard boats conducted the rescue while a boat from Italy’s financial police stood by during “an operation made more complex by the rough sea conditions,” the coast guard said.

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Famed French Intellectual Says Great Replacement is ‘Obvious’

While it is debatable whether the moniker “Great Replacement” should be used, the demographic changes in France are very real and “obvious,” philosopher Alain Finkielkraut said in a political talk show on TV channel Europe 1.

“This is in fact a fragmentation and yes, this risk does exists and in any case, I think the demographic change of Europe is extremely spectacular. The historical peoples in certain municipalities and regions are becoming a minority,” Finkielkraut said. “A whole part of French people now live not in the suburbs, but beyond the suburbs, because they are no longer the cultural reference they used to be, because all the butchers are, for example, Halal.”

The term “Great Replacement” was coined by French author Renaud Camus to describe the phenomenon that the indigenous French population is being gradually replaced by Ara, Berber, Turkish and Muslim populations.

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France: African Migrant in Underwear Throws Cinder Blocks Down Onto Busy Street

An African migrant wearing only underwear was apprehended after throwing concrete blocks and other projectiles down onto a busy street in France, according to reports.

The incident unfolded at around 9:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day in the Opera district of Marseille.

Authorities were alerted that a man had scaled the front of a shop and was removing decorations and portions of the building’s façade.

Officers arrived to find the suspect, clad only in white briefs, hurling dangerous objects into the thoroughfare from a height of around 10 feet.

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Germany: Son of Woman Left Paralyzed After Afghan Migrant’s Stabbing Spree Raises More Than €175,000 for Her Rehab Therapy

The son of a woman who was left paralyzed and lost her ability to speak after having her throat slashed by an Afghan refugee in Germany last year has raised more than €175,000 for her rehabilitation.

In September last year, 58-year-old Regina Gerken — who had spent much of her life maintaining neglected green spaces in Berlin and helping refugees to learn German — was attacked from behind by Abdul Malik H, 29, and stabbed in the neck several times.

She survived the attack but was left with irreversible damage after suffering a cerebral infarction which caused her to lose the ability to speak.

The shocking attack, which Remix News reported on last year, occurred because he did not believe women should work, according to the police.

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Germany Joins France and UK to Tackle English Channel Migrant Smugglers

German Federal Police have joined France and the UK in an operation to tackle the smuggling gangs providing the actual boats carrying the surge of migrant arrivals across the English Channel.

The German Federal Police have stated that people smugglers operating in the north of France have been procuring inflatable boats and motors from Germany along with other equipment, following a question to the federal government by far-left Left Party MP Clara Bünger.

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Over 2M Migrants Came to the Border in 2021, 565K More Than the Past Two Years Combined

On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released its migrant encounter figure for December, reporting that authorities confronted almost 179,000 people at the U.S.-Mexico border during the month. That takes the total to over 2 million for 2021.

This figure represents a historic high, with the total outnumbering the combined number of crossings reported over the past two years by over 565,000, according to CBP data.

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Poland Starts Construction on New Border Wall After Crisis With Belarus

Polish contractors have begun work on a $407-million (€353-million) wall along the Belarus border aimed at deterring migrant crossings following a crisis in the area last year.

The 5.5-metre high wall will run along 186 kilometres of the border — almost half the total length — and is to be completed in June, according to Krystyna Jakimik-Jarosz, a border guard spokeswoman.

“As planned, the construction sites were turned over to the contractors on Tuesday,” said Jakimik-Jarosz.

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UK: Migrant Makes ‘V for Victory’ Sign as Up to 65 Including Small Child Make Dangerous Channel Crossing Today After Total for This Month Passed 1,000 — Compared to 223 Last January

A migrants made the ‘V for victory’ sign as up to 65 crossed the Channel today — after the total number of arrivals this month passed 1,000, compared to just 223 in January 2021.

Dozens of people, including a small child, arrived at Dover Marina in Kent as part of the first group after they were picked up by Border Force early this morning.

A group of adults wearing black puffer jackets and pale blue face masks were among the arrivals today — who came amid flat and calm conditions in the English Channel.

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Eric Clapton Says He Sees Mass Formation Psychosis ‘Everywhere’

Legendary rocker Eric Clapton appeared on the Real Music Observer YouTube channel last week, to discuss vaccination and mass formation psychosis, the theory made popular recently by Dr. Robert Malone.

In the interview, Clapton discusses how he himself took the vaccine, but now regrets it. Clapton says that he was tricked into getting the vaccine early on by subliminal messaging, and warned the public not to fall for the same tricks

Clapton then discusses mass formation psychosis, a form of mass hysteria, which is described as “a phenomenon that transmits collective illusions of threats, whether real or imaginary, through a population and society as a result of rumors and fear,” saying that he initially missed out on the memo for mass formation psychosis, saying that he later realized that there was a memo.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/25/2022

  1. A motorist passing saw a woman being stabbed. He drove at the assailant to stop him. He has been arrested (the impact killed the assailant).
    A bicycling skateboarder saw a woman being stabbed and went to her rescue with his skateboard. He was stabbed to death. He was posthumously awarded a medal for bravery.
    What would we do in an emergency?

  2. An example of history distortion.
    Just watched the Russian version of the Euronews channel. The speech in the program was about Babi Yar.
    The journalist compared the Nazis who shot Jews and Gypsies with Russian troops on the other side of the border.
    (This is some kind of psychosis in the world media in connection with the “coming war” – I generally don’t see anything inside Russia and don’t even hear militaristic rhetoric)

    Let’s get back to Euronews. The Nazis were helped by “some local residents” – so it is said in the program. Yes, there half of Ukraine rejoiced.
    These are not Belarusians who resisted and lost 1/5 of the inhabitants.

    My grandmother’s ancestors (Belarusians) saw the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Belarusians are well-known anti-Semites, but my grandmother could not remember without tears what the Germans did to the Jews.
    The Germans gave my relatives Ausweisses and sent them to their historical homeland. I asked why. To which the grandmother said that in the village where they lived, they simply did not find a place. “This was my dad, and this one was mine, before the Soviets,” Ukrainians said.

    And now Euronews is saying that in addition to Jews and Gypsies, “Ukrainian nationalists” were shot at Babi Yar. Well, yes, how. Because they shot these Jews.

    • It’s a tragic, and horrific story, Elena. Shostakovich’s Thirteenth Symphony, which is based on poems by Yevtushenko, begins with “Babi-Yar”; I have the recording of the premiere, conducted by Kondrashin in Moscow on 20th December 1962, but only issued on cd in 1993. Shortly after the concert, the same forces recorded it in the studio, but with an amended text incorporating a reference to the Soviets’ part in defeating fascism; this was issued in the UK by EMI in 1970, and I expect elsewhere.

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