Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/5/2022

More than 28,000 illegal migrants attempted to cross the English Channel into Britain in 2021, which set a new record. Meanwhile, almost 250 people were turned back at the border crossing from Belarus to Latvia over the New Year’s holiday.

In other news, Tommy Robinson’s car was firebombed after the trailer for his documentary on grooming gangs was released.

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USA
» “Couldn’t be Bothered to Vote”: MTG Rips RINO Dan Crenshaw for Refusing to Show Up When it Counts — Often Allowing Radical Dem Proposals to Pass by Just One Vote
» “No One Has Ever Complied Their Way Out of Totalitarianism — This is the Hill We Need to Die on” — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Releases New Year’s Statement
» ‘1619 Project’ Founder Doesn’t Know When the Civil War Happened
» AOC Exposed Again at Drag Queen Event With No Mask in Miami — While Her Home State New York Crumbles Under COVID Tyranny and Socialist Policies
» Breaking: Feds Finally Admit to Running Secretive DOJ “Commandos” at Jan. 6 Trump Protests
» Clueless Biden Shocked to Learn the Price of Beef Has Skyrocketed (Video)
» Criminals Out on Bail for Violent Felonies Killed 155 People in Texas
» Daughter of Democrat Governor Spends New Year’s in Bahamas Away From Illinois COVID Restrictions
» Elizabeth Holmes Guilty on Four Counts of Fraud and Conspiracy
» Facebook Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for 24 Hours
» Facebook Blocks Conservative Children’s Book Publisher From Advertising
» Fauci Admits Omicron Not as Severe, Says Focus Should be on Hospitalizations, Not Daily Cases
» GETTR Sign-ups Soar After Twitter Exodus Led by Joe Rogan and Dr. Robert Malone
» Healthy 57-Year-Old Nashville Doctor Dies Shortly After Receiving Pfizer Vaccine — Media Blames Death on COVID-19
» ‘I’d be a Pretty Doggone Wealthy Man’: DeSantis Hits Back at ‘Lockdown’ Politicians Who ‘Flee’ To Florida
» Illinois Child Protection Worker Fatally Stabbed; Suspect Charged
» Jeffrey Epstein Paid High-Profile Accuser $500,000 in 2009 Settlement
» Jewish Deplorable Banned From Twitter
» Judge Blocks Navy Vaccine Policy for Legal Challengers Citing Religious Objections
» Lizzo Celebrates GAINING Weight
» Manhattan DA: No Charges Against Cuomo in COVID Nursing Home Death Scandal
» Nearly Half of Omicron Patients in Houston Hospitals Were Vaccinated, According to New Study
» Protests Break Out at Boston City Council Inauguration
» Rand Paul Quits YouTube, Urges Followers to Join Him on Rumble
» Republican Congresswoman Says Trump Should Never be Allowed to Run for President Again
» Tick, Tick, Tick…: The Supreme Court Readies an Explosive Docket for 2022
» Update: Stalinist Censorship of Gateway Pundit by T-Mobile Makes it on Their Members Board — Users Urge Calls to State Attorneys General
» Video: Fauci Decrees That Vaccinated and Boosted Americans Should Not Leave Home
 
Canada
» Breaking: Ford Announces Shut Down of Bars, Restaurants, Gyms, Theatres, And Delay in School Reopenings
» Liberal Party’s Own Report Shows Vaccine Mandates Are Widely Unpopular
» ‘Mass Formation Psychosis’ Admittedly Used by Governments as Tool of Population Control
 
Europe and the EU
» A Single Cruel Tweet to a Northern Ireland Politician Has Reignited Calls for Social Media Passports
» Austrian Minister Uses Nazi-Associated Term to Slam EU Proposal on Nuclear Energy
» BBC Backtracks on Nativity! Movie Censorship
» Czech Politicians Appreciate European Commission’s Attitude to Nuclear Energy
» Denmark: Pandemic is Nearly Over Says Health Chief
» Denmark: Infection Experts: We Will “Never” See the End of Coronavirus
» Donald Trump Endorses Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
» Eurocrat Blames Rising Food Prices on China for ‘Hoarding Food Stocks’
» Exodus: Over 400 Churches Close in Britain in Past Decade
» France Reduces Isolation Period for Fully Vaccinated COVID-Positive Cases
» German Left-Liberal Newspaper: EU is ‘Bursting With Arrogance’ In Its Dealings With Hungary and Poland
» Hungarian 2020 Retail Trade Exceeds Pre-COVID Volume
» Leading British Girls Schools Won’t Accept Legally Male Trans Applicants
» This Year Will be One of the Most Difficult in Czechia’s History, Says Fiala
» UK Government Greases Skids for Fleets of Surveillance Drones Over Cities
» UK: Breaking: Tommy Robinson’s Car Firebombed After Release of Documentary Trailer on Grooming Gangs (Video)
» UK: Breaking Exclusive: Woman Attacked With Baseball Bat While Parked Outside House Tommy Robinson Was Protecting
» UK: Facebook Censors Catholic Charity’s Anti-Violence Campaign for Women
 
Far East
» Another Independent Hong Kong News Site Citizen News Shuts Down
 
Australia — Pacific
» Novak Djokovic’s Legal Battle to Fight the Cancellation of His Visa Will be ‘Costly’ And Could Result in Him Being Banned From Re-Entering Australia for Three Years — as Officials Try to Get Him on a Flight Back Home Today
» Novak Djokovic Will be Deported From Australia After His Visa is Cancelled: World Tennis Number One’s Lawyers Appeal Decision While He Remains Under Police Guard at Melbourne Airport in Anti-Vax Row
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Historic South Africa Parliament Building Fire Under Control, Suspect Due in Court
» South Africa: Study: More Than Half of Omicron Hospitalizations Weren’t Actually for COVID-19
 
Immigration
» Afghan Migrant Arrested for Raping Woman, Stabbing Another in Czech Spa City
» Attempted Illegal Border Crossing From Belarus Continue on New Year’s Day
» French Dismantle Migrant Camp After 15 Officers Injured in Violent Clashes
» In Record Year, Over 28,000 Migrants Crossed Channel: Report
» Nearly 250 People Turned Back on Latvia-Belarus Border Over Holidays
 
Culture Wars
» COVID Passport Microchip Developer Says Chipping Humans is Happening “Whether We Like it or Not”
» Pope Francis: In Today’s World ‘Dogs and Cats Take the Place of Children’
» Serial Killer Who Targeted Women Now Being Housed in Women’s Prison Because They Are ‘Transgender’
» ‘We’re Being Persecuted’: ASU Students Alleged Racism, Sexism After School Found Them ‘Guilty’ of Harassing Peers
» Woman Sexually Assaulted by Biological Male Inmate Who Identifies as Female in Washington State Prison
 

“Couldn’t be Bothered to Vote”: MTG Rips RINO Dan Crenshaw for Refusing to Show Up When it Counts — Often Allowing Radical Dem Proposals to Pass by Just One Vote

Hours after being kicked off of Twitter for good, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took to Instagram to absolutely SHRED fellow House Republican Dan Crenshaw for his theatrics over a “toothless” proposal to ‘hold big tech accountable,’ when, in reality, he’s been frequently absent for Congressional votes that are close enough where he would actually make a difference.

Case in point, Greene provides a screenshot of a roll call vote tally showing a proposal that was introduced by radical Maxine Waters passing by just one vote, 215-214. Four Democrats had gone across the aisle to side with Republicans, but Crenshaw refused to show up to cast the vote that would block the bill from going through.

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

“No One Has Ever Complied Their Way Out of Totalitarianism — This is the Hill We Need to Die on” — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Releases New Year’s Statement

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is quickly becoming one of the most important voices of our time. He continues to fearlessly call out the tyranny that is ripping apart the fabric of our country.

On Sunday Kennedy released a call to action for 2022.

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

‘1619 Project’ Founder Doesn’t Know When the Civil War Happened

The creator of the revisionist ‘1619 Project,’ Nikole Hannah-Jones, who has long argued that pretty much all complex modern issues — from obesity and traffic jams to capitalism itself — is the result of racism being at America’s core, apparently has yet to grasp the simple dates for the Civil War. With the recent release of the much anticipated book formed out of her popular essay series, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, academics and educators have hailed it as laying the groundwork for upending and transforming the way the United States’ foundational story of its beginnings as a nation is told, even down to impacting how elementary school teachers present America’s founders to school children.

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

AOC Exposed Again at Drag Queen Event With No Mask in Miami — While Her Home State New York Crumbles Under COVID Tyranny and Socialist Policies

Democrat-Socialist Representative from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is still enjoying herself in Florida while her state crumbles under high crime, totalitarian COVID mandates, high unemployment, and loss of jobs.

This time ‘AOC’ was spotted at a drag queen event.

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

Breaking: Feds Finally Admit to Running Secretive DOJ “Commandos” at Jan. 6 Trump Protests

The Department of Justice admitted this week to running secretive DOJ “commandos” at the January 6 protests in Washington DC.

Four Trump supporters died that day including two women who were killed by Capitol Hill Police.

A third woman was nearly killed but was rescued by Green Beret Jeremy Brown.

The DOJ Commandos were given “shoot to kill” orders.

Now they’re admitting the government did in fact have commandos at the capitol on Jan. 6.

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

Clueless Biden Shocked to Learn the Price of Beef Has Skyrocketed (Video)

Joe Biden on Monday was shocked to learn the price of beef has skyrocketed.

However, he blamed “four big corporations” that “control more than half the markets in beef” rather than admit inflation is causing food prices to rise.

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

Criminals Out on Bail for Violent Felonies Killed 155 People in Texas

According to data gathered by the Crime Stoppers of Houston, which was then publicized by FOX26 Houston reporter Greg Googan, “no fewer than 113 defendants charged with capital murder have been inexplicably granted bond and released back onto our streets pending trial,” specifically, “we are talking about capital murder — the most egregious offense in the criminal code — a conviction for which carries either life imprisonment or the death penalty.”

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

Daughter of Democrat Governor Spends New Year’s in Bahamas Away From Illinois COVID Restrictions

Theodora Pritzker, the eldest daughter of Illinois Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker, reportedly partied maskless in the Bahamas for New Year’s Eve, despite the fact that her father has instituted some of the most strict lockdown measures in the country.

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

Elizabeth Holmes Guilty on Four Counts of Fraud and Conspiracy

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty Monday on four counts: three of wire fraud and one of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

The jury remained deadlocked on three charges and found her not guilty on four other felony charges.

The former entrepreneur reportedly remained emotionless as the verdicts were read, The Associated Press stated. Her partner, Billy Evans, reacted similarly.

Holmes, 37, faces up to 20 years in prison for each count and a fine of $250,00 plus restitution for each count of conspiracy and wire fraud, CNN reported. The terms will likely be served concurrently.

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

Facebook Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for 24 Hours

Facebook temporarily suspended the account of Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for 24 hours on Monday, one day after Twitter permanently suspended her account over repeated violations of COVID-19 misinformation policies.

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

Facebook Blocks Conservative Children’s Book Publisher From Advertising

Facebook has “permanently disabled” Heroes of Liberty from advertising on their platform, claiming that the conservative children’s book publisher violated Facebook’s rules against “Low Quality or Disruptive Content.”

Fox Business reports that Facebook initially locked the account on Dec. 23.

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

Fauci Admits Omicron Not as Severe, Says Focus Should be on Hospitalizations, Not Daily Cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on ‘This Week With George Stephanopoulos” Sunday and admitted that though the U.S. was currently seeing “unprecedented” numbers of Omicron cases, the severity of infection remained relatively low as compared to other variants.

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

GETTR Sign-ups Soar After Twitter Exodus Led by Joe Rogan and Dr. Robert Malone

GETTR, a new social media platform that is being promoted as a less censorship-prone alternative to Twitter, grew by 230K+ users in a single day, CEO Jason Miller announced.

The platform saw a boost in new sign-ups after Joe Rogan and Dr. Robert Malone also joined and on the same day that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green was banned from Twitter. While Rogan still remains on Twitter, Malone recently got suspended.

GETTR’s promise of focusing on giving a voice to independent thinkers and rejecting political censorship and cancel culture are playing a significant role in more people, including high profile ones, joining — as established mainstream social sites like Twitter continue to tighten their censorship screws.

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

Healthy 57-Year-Old Nashville Doctor Dies Shortly After Receiving Pfizer Vaccine — Media Blames Death on COVID-19

A longtime Nashville doctor died a few days after receiving the Pfizer vaccine and the media is blaming his death on Covid-19.

Dr. Dimitri Ndina was a loving father, husband, grandfather and doctor at Tennessee Oncology.

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

‘I’d be a Pretty Doggone Wealthy Man’: DeSantis Hits Back at ‘Lockdown’ Politicians Who ‘Flee’ To Florida

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized “lockdown” politicians spending time in Florida to flee their own COVID-19 policies at a Monday press conference.

A reporter asked DeSantis about the recent spotting of Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Miami Beach during her state’s record-high surge in COVID-19 cases. DeSantis held the conference at the Broward Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale to promote monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-positive patients and urge the federal government to allow states to purchase the drugs directly from manufacturers.

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

Illinois Child Protection Worker Fatally Stabbed; Suspect Charged

THAYER, Ill. — An investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services was fatally stabbed while visiting a home Tuesday, authorities said.

Deidre Silas, 36, of Springfield, was attacked around 4 p.m. CST as she was checking on six children, ages 1 to 7, in a home in Thayer, a small town about 20 miles south of Springfield, according to the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office.

None of the children were injured and they were taken into protective custody, WLS-TV reported.

[…]

Later Tuesday, police in Decatur arrested Benjamin Reed, 32, in connection with the stabbing, WCIA-TV reported. Officers located him at a hospital in Decatur where he was seeking medical treatment for a minor wound, the television station reported,

Sangamon County detectives traveled to Decatur and interviewed Reed about the incident.

Reed lived in the house where Silas was found, WLS reported…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Jeffrey Epstein Paid High-Profile Accuser $500,000 in 2009 Settlement

A woman who accused Prince Andrew of having sex with her at 17 received a half-million dollar payout from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, according to an unsealed settlement.

Virginia Giuffre, who filed a lawsuit against Andrew for sexual misconduct claims last August, received the money from Epstein in 2009, according to an unsealed settlement.

The payout was revealed in documents that were released to the public Monday after a December court order by the federal judges presiding over both the criminal trial of Ghislaine Maxwell and a civil suit filed by Giuffre against Andrew. Maxwell was convicted on five of six counts on Dec. 29, including a charge of conspiring to sex traffic minors.

Andrew’s lawyers claim that the 2009 settlement prohibits civil actions against him, and that a similar suit against Alan Dershowitz was dismissed due to that settlement, according to a December report by Law & Crime that cited legal filings.

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

Jewish Deplorable Banned From Twitter

Following a series of high-profile bans, Twitter has permanently suspended conservative account Jewish Deplorable, also known as @TrumpJew2.

The pro-Trump and MAGA personality with over 80,000 Twitter followers at the time of exile was booted off the Big Tech platform on New Year’s Eve.

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

Judge Blocks Navy Vaccine Policy for Legal Challengers Citing Religious Objections

CNN — A federal judge in Texas on Monday ruled against the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for members of the military in a decision that took aim at how the Navy’s policies handled those who sought religious exemptions from receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.

US District Judge Reed O’Connor issued a preliminary order blocking the Navy from taking adverse action against 35 Navy Seals who sued in court because they are seeking exemption from the vaccine requirement for religious reasons. The order blocked the Navy from implementing policies that would allow those religious objectors to be deemed non-deployable or disqualified from Special Operations.

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

Lizzo Celebrates GAINING Weight

Pop star Lizzo posted a video to Instagram in order to celebrate the fact that she GAINED even more weight.

Media, culture & celebs: Wear a mask, get jabbed to protect your health!

Same media, culture & celebs: Being clinically obese is normal and empowering!

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

Manhattan DA: No Charges Against Cuomo in COVID Nursing Home Death Scandal

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo started 2022 much like he ended 2021, with an apparent legal victory.

A lawyer for the disgraced ex-leader of the state said Monday that the Manhattan district attorney’s office ended its investigation into the Cuomo administration’s nursing home policies during the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis without pressing any charges.

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

Nearly Half of Omicron Patients in Houston Hospitals Were Vaccinated, According to New Study

Nearly half of omicron cases in a Houston hospital system were breakthrough cases, but overall the new COVID variant seems to be less severe according to a not-yet-peer-reviewed study funded in part by the U.S. government.

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

Protests Break Out at Boston City Council Inauguration

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston City Council inauguration on Monday was punctuated by loud demonstrations from anti-vaccine and anti-mask mandate protestors.

The event, held outside, was held to swear in the returning and new members of the 13-member Boston City Council. Five new members joined the council: At-Large members Ruthzee Louijeune and Erin Murphy, District 4 Councilor Brian Worrell, Kendra Hicks of District 6, and District 7’s Tania Fernandes Anderson.

Mayor Michelle Wu, who performed the swearing-in, praised each of the new members individually for their potential contributions to the council and city.

Throughout the 23-minute-long ceremony, chants of “No Vax Mandates” and “Shame On Wu,” from protestors that filled the front of City Hall could be audibly heard along with sirens, at many times drowning out the speakers.

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

Rand Paul Quits YouTube, Urges Followers to Join Him on Rumble

The Senator from Kentucky declared his personal divorce from using YouTube, and he’ll be using Rumble from now on.

Rand Paul made the announcement in an op-ed for the Washington Examiner. He summarizes his relationship with Google’s video sharing platform as a “toxic relationship” where he’s left susceptible to being policed by so-called “fact checkers.”

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

Republican Congresswoman Says Trump Should Never be Allowed to Run for President Again

Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney asserted that Donald Trump should never be allowed to run for president again over his alleged failure to stop the January 6th raid on the Capitol.

Cheney, daughter of accused war criminal and former VP Dick Cheney, made the comments during an interview with ABC News on Sunday.

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

Tick, Tick, Tick…: The Supreme Court Readies an Explosive Docket for 2022

Authored by Jonathan Turley

Below is my column in the Hill on upcoming year for the Supreme Court. The Court’s docket is likely to put the institution at ground zero of a heated election year. Major decisions on abortion and gun rights are expected by June 2022. Even with Chief Justice John Roberts denouncing attempts at “inappropriate political influence” on the Court, the threats of Court packing and other measures are likely to become even more shrill as these decisions rollout in the new year.

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Update: Stalinist Censorship of Gateway Pundit by T-Mobile Makes it on Their Members Board — Users Urge Calls to State Attorneys General

First of all, TGP would like to thank all or readers who reached out to T-Mobile.

Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Communists were known for their airbrushing. If a top official lost favor with Stalin they were eliminated and airbrushed from society as if they never existed.

Who would have ever thought this practice would come to our shores one day?

On the last day of 2021, The Gateway Pundit and Jim Hoft were banned from Paypal without warning.

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

Video: Fauci Decrees That Vaccinated and Boosted Americans Should Not Leave Home

Get vaccinated and you’ll get all your freedoms back they said.

Get boosted and you’ll get all of your freedoms back they said.

Now the line is, stay home and don’t go out to restaurants or bars, even if you are vaccinated and boosted.

Anthony Fauci made the announcement Sunday on CNN.

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

Breaking: Ford Announces Shut Down of Bars, Restaurants, Gyms, Theatres, And Delay in School Reopenings

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a slew of new restrictions during an 11 am press conference on Monday, as the province faces tens of thousands of cases caused by the mild Omicron variant.

Ford said that the province faces a “tsunami” of cases, and thus, the province will close schools for in-person learning until January 17.

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

Liberal Party’s Own Report Shows Vaccine Mandates Are Widely Unpopular

Most Canadians say they are opposed to vaccine mandates, reports an internal government memo.

Canadians are especially against vaccine mandates when they stigmatize or punish other Canadians who do not want to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.

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

‘Mass Formation Psychosis’ Admittedly Used by Governments as Tool of Population Control

Dr. Robert Malone’s assertions about “mass formation psychosis” in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic are underscored by the fact that authorities in the UK admitted to using “totalitarian” methods of “mind control” to instill fear in the population.

In Canada, the military also admitted launching a psychological operations campaign against their own people in order to manipulate them into compliance with COVID-19 restrictions and mandates.

During his viral podcast with Joe Rogan after he was banned by Twitter, Malone explained how the global population was being manipulated into remaining in a constant state of hysterical anxiety via mass formation psychosis.

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

A Single Cruel Tweet to a Northern Ireland Politician Has Reignited Calls for Social Media Passports

Police are investigating a cruel tweet sent to a member of the legislative assembly from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) about her dead son.

The tweet, described as “vile,” was reported to police and is being used to call for more regulation of speech on social media.

Former Economy Minister Diane Dodds posted a Happy New Year’s message on Twitter.

An anonymous user responded with an offensive message that referenced her son who died in 1998. Dodds’ son had spina bifida and died at the age of eight.

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

Austrian Minister Uses Nazi-Associated Term to Slam EU Proposal on Nuclear Energy

The European Commission’s draft proposal to label some nuclear and natural gas energy as climate-friendly has been met with loud resistance in Austria, with the nation’s climate minister using rather inflammatory Nazi-associated language to describe the move.

Austria’s Federal Minister for Climate Action, Leonore Gewessler, accused Brussels on Saturday of carrying out a Nacht-und-Nebel-style operation, a term used during World War II.

“With an action in a Nacht-und-Nebel-style, the European Commission took a step towards green-washing nuclear energy and fossil gas yesterday,” said Gewessler, who is affiliated with the country’s Green Party. The minister has now threatened the commission with legal action if the proposal is voted through.

[Comment: Basically, some lefty calling someone a Nazi. ]

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

BBC Backtracks on Nativity! Movie Censorship

The BBC cut out some lines from the family-friendly Christmas film Nativity! over fears of insulting some people. The broadcaster has since uploaded the full version of the film after the Daily Star reported on the censorship.

BBC recently uploaded the 2009 hit Christmas Film Nativity! on iPlayer. But it did not upload the original version; they cut out some lines over concerns of offending, according to the Daily Star.

One of the sections that were cut included a joke by theater reviewer Patrick Burns, played by comedian Alan Carr.

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

Czech Politicians Appreciate European Commission’s Attitude to Nuclear Energy

The European Commission’s proposal to include nuclear and natural gas among clean energy sources is a good signal and one of the keys to energy self-sufficiency, said Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala in reaction to a report from the Financial Times.

According to Czech Minister of the Environment Anna Hubackova, the possibility of using nuclear and gas for a transitional period as a substitute for coal will enable the Czech Republic to gradually switch to clean sources.

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

Denmark: Pandemic is Nearly Over Says Health Chief

The COVID-19 pandemic will be virtually over in 2 months and our lives will be returning to normal.

That’s according to Denmark’s chief epidemiologist, Tyra Grove Krause.

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Denmark: Infection Experts: We Will “Never” See the End of Coronavirus

Danish infection experts countered the WHO’s prediction that the COVID-19 pandemic could end in 2022 by asserting “we will never be able to wave goodbye to the coronavirus.”

During a statement to mark the start of the year, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the pandemic could be over this year if the majority of people in all countries get vaccinated.

He added that “narrow nationalism” and “vaccine hoarding” were stumbling blocks that were preventing this from being accomplished.

However, Ghebreyesus received pushback from infectious diseases experts in Denmark, who see no end in sight for COVID-19 impacting people’s lives.

Eskild Petersen, professor of infectious diseases at Aarhus University, said it would be a number of years before the pandemic truly ends.

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

Donald Trump Endorses Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Former President Donald Trump announced his endorsement Monday of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Orban, a right-wing politician who has led Hungary since 2010, will be up for reelection in spring of 2022. Orban has gained the admiration of some U.S. conservatives thanks to his support for traditional values and nationalism.

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Eurocrat Blames Rising Food Prices on China for ‘Hoarding Food Stocks’

The former President of the European Parliament has accused China of “hoarding food stocks”, which he claims has contributed to rising prices.

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Exodus: Over 400 Churches Close in Britain in Past Decade

Over 400 Anglican churches have been closed in Britain due to a lack of attendance and support from the local community over the past decade.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

France Reduces Isolation Period for Fully Vaccinated COVID-Positive Cases

France announced an easing of Covid restrictions from Monday that will enable fully vaccinated people who test positive to isolate for seven days instead of the previous 10 days.

Although France is one of six countries in the world to have recorded more than 10 million cases since the pandemic began, authorities are juggling tough choices between public health and economic concerns.

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German Left-Liberal Newspaper: EU is ‘Bursting With Arrogance’ In Its Dealings With Hungary and Poland

One of Germany’s biggest left-leaning newspapers, Der Freitag, has run a number of articles critical of the EU’s dealings with Hungary and Poland, with one piece describing Brussels’ approach to both countries as “bursting with arrogance.”

The article describes how the EU has reverted to aggressive Cold War language towards Hungary and Poland, and uses terms like “serial offender” and “blackmailer” that are becoming the “standard vocabulary of EU institutions.”

“There is a lot of Western European arrogance behind the allegations against Viktor Orban and Mateusz Morawiecki. Worse: Brussels uses a language similar to that used in the Cold War. According to Vice President of the EU Commission Vera Jourova, Hungary is a ‘sick democracy’ and considers the voters there to be ‘unable’ to ‘form an independent opinion.’“

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Hungarian 2020 Retail Trade Exceeds Pre-COVID Volume

Retail trade in Hungary grew by 3 percent last year, thus also exceeding pre-Covid levels seen in 2019, György Vamos, secretary general of the Hungarian Trade Association, said on Sunday.

Vamos said that trade turnover increased by 5 to 6 percent from the autumn of the previous year, and there were lines in the stores at the checkouts that had never been seen before the Christmas period.

Compared to the previous highly dynamic growth of 30 to 40 percent per year, online commerce grew at a slower, but still impressive rate of 20 to 25 percent in 2020 and 2021, meaning e-commerce sites accounted for 10 to 12 percent of total sales, he said.

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Leading British Girls Schools Won’t Accept Legally Male Trans Applicants

25 British all-girls schools won’t be accepting applications from “legally male” transgender pupils.

The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), which represents 23 all-girls private schools and two academies across Britain, updated its admission policies saying that it won’t accept any applications from individuals who are “legally male”.

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This Year Will be One of the Most Difficult in Czechia’s History, Says Fiala

This year will be one of the most difficult since establishing the independent Czech Republic, according to Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala. The country will have to deal with the problems caused by inflation, rising energy prices, and the COVID-19 epidemic, according to his speech to the nation on Jan. 1, adding that it will take a long time to solve these issues.

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UK Government Greases Skids for Fleets of Surveillance Drones Over Cities

In what appears to be a cynical PR stunt, the UK government is considering plans to allow women who feel threatened on the street to call upon surveillance drones that would arrive in minutes and shine a bright light on any potential attacker.

What could possibly go wrong?

“Women in fear of an attack will be able to use a phone app to summon a drone, which could arrive within minutes armed with a powerful spotlight and thermal cameras to frighten off any potential assailant,” reports the Telegraph.

Trials will take place on campus at Nottingham University at a cost of £500,000 during which the tech will be used to “protect students and staff.”

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UK: Breaking: Tommy Robinson’s Car Firebombed After Release of Documentary Trailer on Grooming Gangs (Video)

British journalist and free speech activist Tommy Robinson’s car was firebombed on Sunday, one day after he released a trailer for his upcoming documentary exposing Muslim grooming gangs.

Robinson’s new documentary, “The Rape of Britain,” will expose the names and faces of those involved with the gangs of migrants raping young British girls in Telford and other towns.

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UK: Breaking Exclusive: Woman Attacked With Baseball Bat While Parked Outside House Tommy Robinson Was Protecting

British journalist and free speech activist Tommy Robinson’s car was firebombed on Sunday evening, one day after he released a trailer for his upcoming documentary exposing Muslim grooming gangs.

Now, on Monday, a woman parked inside a vehicle near a house that Robinson’s crew was protecting has been attacked with bricks and baseball bats.

Robison provided The Gateway Pundit with footage of the aftermath.

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UK: Facebook Censors Catholic Charity’s Anti-Violence Campaign for Women

A UK-based Catholic charity has accused Facebook of censoring its campaign to protect Christian women who have been exposed to violence in predominantly Muslim countries.

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) had launched a digital campaign in November to raise awareness of the violence often experienced by persecuted Catholic women in Islamic countries, and had chosen to spend money on Facebook to promote its posts.

However, the social media giant opted to severely restrict the organization’s ability to publish adverts online on Facebook, whilst simultaneously banning the charity from its affiliated platforms, Instagram and WhatsApp.

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Another Independent Hong Kong News Site Citizen News Shuts Down

Another independent news outlet in Hong Kong is about to shut down. Citizen News announced it would be closing operations on Tuesday because of the worsening free speech situation in Hong Kong.

Citizen News made the announcement on Facebook, claiming it was shutting down to protect its employees.

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Novak Djokovic’s Legal Battle to Fight the Cancellation of His Visa Will be ‘Costly’ And Could Result in Him Being Banned From Re-Entering Australia for Three Years — as Officials Try to Get Him on a Flight Back Home Today

It’s understood Djokovic’s legal team will likely try to have an injunction put in place in the Federal Court of Australia while they assess their options.

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Novak Djokovic Will be Deported From Australia After His Visa is Cancelled: World Tennis Number One’s Lawyers Appeal Decision While He Remains Under Police Guard at Melbourne Airport in Anti-Vax Row

The world No. 1’s father Srdjan said two police officers are stationed outside the room at Melbourne airport and nobody is allowed to enter apart from Novak.

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Historic South Africa Parliament Building Fire Under Control, Suspect Due in Court

AFP — A huge fire that destroyed a large part of South Africa’s parliament has been brought under control, firefighters said on Monday, a day before a suspect was due to appear in court over the blaze.

The fire broke out early Sunday in the oldest wing of the parliament complex and dozens of crews battled throughout the day to extinguish the flames.

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South Africa: Study: More Than Half of Omicron Hospitalizations Weren’t Actually for COVID-19

A majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations during the South African Omicron variant wave weren’t actually for the virus, a new study has found.

Sixty-three percent of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in South Africa during the surge had “incidental” COVID-19 diagnoses, meaning they were admitted to the hospital for a separate reason and tested positive for the virus once there. Virtually every metric for hospitalized patients improved when compared to previous waves, from ICU admittance rate to death rate to average length of stay.

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Afghan Migrant Arrested for Raping Woman, Stabbing Another in Czech Spa City

An Afghan man is suspected of stabbing a female victim before raping a young woman during a New Year’s Eve rampage in the Czech Republic, according to reports.

A string of brutal attacks unfolded in the early hours of January 1 in Karlovy Vary, a city in the Western Bohemia region renowned for its spas and thermal springs.

At approximately 3 a.m., a 37-year-old female was stabbed in a forest near the rail station, Novinky reports.

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Attempted Illegal Border Crossing From Belarus Continue on New Year’s Day

At least 28 migrants attempted to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border on the first day of 2022, the Polish Border Guard revealed on Sunday.

The first incident was recorded in the village of Lipsk in the Podlaskie region of the country, where 12 Iraqi citizens attempted to rush Poland’s border defenses. Meanwhile, in Czeremsza, Polish guards were allegedly blinded by lasers operated by Belarusian forces as illegal migrants attempted to breach the European Union’s frontier.

In a social media post on Sunday, the Polish Border Guard wrote: “Yesterday (Jan. 1) 28 people tried to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border. At the Lipsk section, a group of 12 Iraqi citizens tried to reach Polish territory. At the Dubicze Cerkiewne section, Polish patrols were blinded by Belarusian services using lasers.”

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French Dismantle Migrant Camp After 15 Officers Injured in Violent Clashes

French police have dismantled a makeshift camp on the outskirts of Calais where clashes last week injured at least 15 officers.

Authorities said police faced a barrage of objects hurled by migrants during an operation to break up a network involved in helping people to cross the English Channel to the UK. Three migrants were hurt, officials said.

Authorities returned on Sunday to complete the job backed by about 180 security officials, according to local reports. One person who was suspected of involvement in Thursday’s violence was arrested, reported the La Voix du Nord newspaper.

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In Record Year, Over 28,000 Migrants Crossed Channel: Report

London (AFP) — A record number of more than 28,000 migrants crossed the Channel from France to the UK in small boats last year, the PA news agency reported Tuesday, based on its analysis of government data.

As people smugglers exploited demand, charging thousands of pounds for trips across the busy shipping lane in flimsy boats, at least 28,395 people reached the UK — more than triple the figure for 2020.

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Nearly 250 People Turned Back on Latvia-Belarus Border Over Holidays

From Thursday to Sunday, the State Border Guard prevented 248 people from trying to cross the Latvian-Belarusian state border illegally, the border guard said January 3.

On Thursday, December 30, officials of the State Border Guard prevented 47 people from crossing the Latvian-Belarusian border illegally. On Friday, December 31, 85 people tried to cross, another 80 on January 1, and 36 on January 2. All were turned back.

Since August 10, a total of 4,161 people have been deterred from crossing the border illegally. There are no detainees at the weekend for illegal crossing of the state border.

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COVID Passport Microchip Developer Says Chipping Humans is Happening “Whether We Like it or Not”

Towards the end of last year, tech start-up Dsruptive Subdermals announced a microchip installed under the skin that can be scanned to reveal Covid vaccination status.

The technology was criticized, with many calling it “invasive.”

In an interview with Express, the company’s managing director doubled down on the technology and told critics the technology was here to stay.

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Pope Francis: In Today’s World ‘Dogs and Cats Take the Place of Children’

Pope Francis lamented Wednesday that many couples today choose not to have children but get dogs or cats instead.

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Serial Killer Who Targeted Women Now Being Housed in Women’s Prison Because They Are ‘Transgender’

A male serial killer who targeted women, claiming to have killed nine, is now housed in a women’s prison after being transgender.

“Donna Perry,” born Douglas, has been transferred to the Washington Correctional Center for Women under new laws that allow gender self-identification.

Perry was convicted in 2017 of first degree murder for the violent slayings of prostitutes Yolanda Sapp, 26, Nicki Lowe, Nicki Lowe, 34, and Kathleen Brisbois, 38 in 1990. Though he was only prosecuted for three killings, he claims that there were nine.

The defense in Perry’s case actually had the audacity to claim that it was “Douglas Perry,” his former identity, who may have killed the women — not “Donna Perry,” his new identity.

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‘We’re Being Persecuted’: ASU Students Alleged Racism, Sexism After School Found Them ‘Guilty’ of Harassing Peers

Two students at Arizona State University were found “guilty” of “interfering with university activities” after video footage showed them harassing two white, male students for studying in the university’s multicultural center, according to an Instagram post of the duo complaining about their punishment.

Undergraduate student Mastaani Qureshi and graduate student Sarra Tekola posted a video on Instagram alleging that Arizona State University (ASU) investigated their actions and called on them to write a three-page paper “on how, next time, when [they] talk with white people about race and society [they] will be civil.”

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Woman Sexually Assaulted by Biological Male Inmate Who Identifies as Female in Washington State Prison

A former inmate at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, Washington is sounding the alarm after allegedly experiencing and witnessing biological males sexually assaulting female prisoners. These males transferred into the women’s prison after saying they identified as transgender and should be treated as women.

The former longtime inmate, who wished to remain anonymous, described to National Review multiple allegations of sexual assault carried out by convicted biological male inmates in women’s prisons, including accusations against a biological male named Jonathon who now goes by the name Jazzy.

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15 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/5/2022

  1. Netherlands : Terrorist plot to behead Wilders, assassinate Dutch MP Rutte and Democracy Forum leader Thierry Baudet thwarted, suspects brought to court.

    Cultural enrichers Abdessamad Oubouskssou, Hasan Atesci, Huseyin Atesci, Marwan Mrait, Mohammad Gattaa, Redwan Azaoum, Sawiz Ahmadi and Younes Azaoum reportedly planned to behead Wilders, kill MP Rutte and Thierry Baudet.
    They watched tons of ISIS propaganda, laughed at footage where victims are being stabbed to death, gay men are thrown from rooftops, and enjoyed watching beheadings in particular, one of them boasting “I will be the new Bin Laden”.

    AFAIK none of this constitutes a punishable crime in the Netherlands.
    However, conspiracy to commit murder and membership of a terrorist organization certainly is. At this stage, no actual weaponry or concrete plans have been discovered. so whether they will end up behind bars remains to be seen. ESPECIALLY given the uber-soft mindset of Dutch judges, who operata in a Dutch justoce system which, unlike the US, is above all aimed at preventing recidive, rather than actually punishing criminals.

    Their attorney describes them as “honorable, respected youths who were just fooling around and having a little fun.” and demands their immediate release, warning that the suspects prolonged incarceration would “do disastrous damage to their lives, jobs, families, homes and future.”

    I would like to emphasize that the latter argument, no matter how absurd it sound to someone in the US, is actually more than likely to be taken into consideration by Dutch judges. It certainly happens often, that perpetrators and criminals get a slap on the wrist, as putting them in prison would jeopardize their future, careers, etc.

    Wilders himself is present during the current court proceedings.

    • I don’t know what the problem might be. I can see them, and so can others. It may be that you have a browser issue.

      • It happens to me too, the title page shows a number of comments, but when I get in the article no comments are visible. It’s a wordpress magic, my guess is something to do with the time zones or something, because when I use Opera and turn on VPN to the USA location, the comments are visible, and they become visible in EU few hours later…

  2. Pope Francis lamented Wednesday that many couples today choose not to have children but get dogs or cats instead.

    That’s ok , pope . They follow your directions and policies:

    We have cats, dogs and muslims. All housing and spaces are occupied by muslims: 30, 000 Thirty thousand named muhammad are born every day just in Britain. Do we need anything else?

    Europe get rid of Jews and Christians and bring muhammds . . . ultimate wisdom. Why did you wait 1450 years to do that, stupid.

    Tommy Robinson’s car firebombed.

    I am worried, really worried. Wise patriots like him and Wilders are attacked not only by muslims but by traitors.

    Where is common sense and reason, which have been sung for the last 200 years. ?

    What happened to Western brain? So servile to islam.

    Selfish. no honor. wolves and suits. talk with a snakes split tongue.

  3. The Netherlands, with a population of roughly 18 million people is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe (after Vatican City and Monaco which, let’s be honest here, are only countries on paper, not real, actual countries).
    The Dutch net population increased by 118,000 persons last year, mostly due to (you’ll never guess) immigration. We’re talking about an average, mid-sized rural town being added to a country only about a quarter of Washington state in size.

    Repeat. year after year.

    As a big surprise to absolutely no one, housing shortage which was already severe and persistant, quickly became one of the biggest problems (“challenges”) in the country, after the Covid pandemic and after immigration. Although all three are closely linked together, as I will explain later on.
    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a real HOUSING CRISIS on our hands in Holland.

    Most people who can’t afford to buy their own homes (this group is likely to grow exponentially, given that the average price of property skyrocketed to over 400,000 euros recently and rising), will be looking to rent in the social housing segment. Waiting lists for low-income applicants are long. Very long. Having to wait for 15, 17 or even 20 years is common. It is also common practice for people to enlist their newborn children with housing corporations as homeseekers as soon as possible, in hopes of giving them a realistic chance of being able to rent a home by the time they’ve grown to adulthood.

    I can confirm with an absolute degree of certainty that that chance has dwindled down tot ZERO now. It’s no more. Gone. If you don’t have a home to live in by now, you’re just… (let’s phrase this politely)… well you have a problem.
    No home for you. Sorry. Maybe come back later. We’re totally out of homes.

    UNLESS OF COURSE, YOU’RE AN ASYLUM SEEKER.

    That changes everything ! Any asylum seeker who obtained legal residence status MUST be given their own place to live. Within FOURTEEN WEEKS that is.
    It’s the law !
    That’s right, the native Dutch people must wait for 15 or 20 years to get a home, (if they’re lucky) while straight-off-the-boat Ibrahim from Somalia and his merry bunch of qat leaf chewing buddies need to wait for only 3 and half months maximum and are guaranteed to get one.

    How is that even fair ?
    From my perspective, this is pure unadulterated “foreigners first” policy by the Dutch government. Of course no one is supposed to complain about this, that’s “racist”. Our politician overlords thought it was a great and wonderful idea and they know what’s best for us commoners (the latter argument was actually used in the past to completely abolish referendums altogether).

    But still, many people are angry and upset.

    The same government delegates the rather difficult task of actually housing these asylum seekers to regional municipalities and lower authorities. Typically, “newcomers” will not only be given homes, but may also expect to receive a nice wad of cash, “to get started” and buy furniture (and of course satellite dish tvs with, to stay in touch with the homefront). The sum varies, depending on the municipality, but in some cases they will hand out 10,000 euros, (roughly the same sum that a recipient unemployment benefits would have to live off for a FULL YEAR). What’s even better, while a loan on paper, in reality, return debt payments are nearly always waived and written off. Partically or completely. Loans don’t have to paid back because they are unemployed and don’t have any money to pay anything back with anyways.
    Sound logic, no ?

    Free money ! We may expect the word gets around like wildfire back home.

    So, whoever came up with the stereotype of the Dutch being cheap and stingy penny pinchers (I’m talking to you, Belgians)., sorry but you’re WRONG.
    Anyways. Did I mention yet that 95 % of ALL Somali asylum seekers are still welfare dependent after FIVE years ? It’s true.

    But what does that have to do with the Covid-19 pandemic ?
    Well, not much, but they finally went public on the fact that a vast majority of patients in IC are non western migrants.

    Sounds pretty “inclusive” to me. And to think that this achievement didn’t even involve any efforts from tax payer funded “diversity managers” or affirmative action lunacy.

    • I believe that there is only one sound explanation for this: In the words of UK Column News – “You are living under the government of occupation”

      How else could we explain the utter contempt for the native population of the western countries?

  4. No problem for a determined ISIS or anyone I imagine, for hassle free movement of munitions of all kinds to dumps across any west EU country. Going by the hassle free landings of all the expenses paid illegals. Climate change.

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