Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/17/2021

There were widespread demonstrations all across Italy on Friday as the country’s “Green Pass” law came into effect. Meanwhile, parents and teachers in California are planning a statewide walkout from public schools to protest the governor’s vax mandate.

In other news, more than 50% of criminals wanted by the police in Ottawa have Muslim names.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Dean, Insubria, Nitzakhon, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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Operation Barbarossa Redux?

The peculiar article below concerns the German military’s bid to acquire extremely detailed maps of Russia — why in the world would they need such data…?

Hellequin GB, who translated the piece, includes this skeptical note:

If this isn’t just a hoax, I seriously wonder with WHAT would they plan to invade Russia with? Shotgun Uschi [Ursula von der Leyen, former defense minister] made sure that the German Armed Forces cannot operate due lack of spare parts, tanks, airplanes… you name it, they lack it. I’m pretty sure that the Taliban is now better armed than the German Bundeswehr, thanks to Creepy Dementia Joe.

And Uschi’s successor AKK (Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer) has done nothing except twist the knife left, right and center. THIS IS A JOKE in more ways than one.

The translated article from Anonymous News:

Questionable tender: Bundeswehr is apparently planning to march into Russia

A tender by the Bundeswehr causes a stir. Why do German troops need detailed geographic information about Russia? We are not talking about simple maps — no, it is about a complex geographic information system that you need if you want to operate with troops in the country.

by Dagmar Henn

A few days ago Die Welt reported on a tender by the German armed forces concerning geographical information about Russia. This somewhat peculiar formulation is necessary because the cards are not simple. It’s about a geographic information system. While the simple idea that it is a pile of current maps, as one is used to in everyday life, can send a shiver down your spine; since the Bundeswehr, whose constitutional mission is defense, has lost less than nothing in Russia, a geographic information system is far more sinister.

The tender reveals this goal with the phrase “vector data high resolution”. It is important to know that graphics and images can be created and stored on computers in two completely different ways. The one that most computer users are familiar with is made up of pixels, like a classic halftone print of a photograph. The other, the vector-based form, consists of mathematical formulas and additional properties. A curved red line is then a sequence of different curve formulas with the additional properties of line width and color. Graphics programs and CAD systems work with this type of data.

In contrast to files made up of pixels, the vector-based graphics have a much smaller volume and are easier to change (which in this case is of little importance) or to combine with additional data. As a result, it is possible, for example, to have three-dimensional models calculated using this data.

Now we are talking about a military project that is based on the images of military satellites. Two things have to be said about this. First of all, that the resolution (1:50,000) specified in the tender can be relocated to the realm of the imagination. “Military satellite systems such as In contrast, the KH-8 (Keyhole), for example, achieved a resolution of ten centimeters on the ground as early as the early 1980s to identify military equipment on the ground,” said a lecture at the Hamburg Forum for Geomatics in 2002. Between this resolution and the present, there are almost 40 years of further development, during which photocells have become more sensitive and data volumes have become easier to transfer. The current resolution of images from military satellites is likely to be in the millimeter range.

The second point that should not be overlooked is that military satellites don’t just snap pictures of the earth’s surface. At least not in the sense that they only take pictures in the spectrum of visible light. You can also do the whole thing in the infrared or radio wave range. However, this opens up completely different information.

A geographic information system now links the data obtained in this way with further information. For example, data on administrative centers and supply infrastructure for the geographic image of a city. Where are the hospitals, where is the water supply, the power plant, the television station… These are data that are obtained from the additional spectral ranges on the one hand, but can also be linked directly to the image on the other.

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Vaccine Roulette

In the following video a French doctor named Martin Blachier discusses the publicly acknowledged adverse effects — such as myocarditis and pericarditis — of the experimental mRNA “vaccine” against COVID-19, and the fact that it is widely accepted that the incidence of such events is significantly under-reported.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Mad Vax Disease

Or maybe a more scientific name would be Vaccine Spongiform Encephalopathy.

The following report from French TV features a man whose wife came down with a prion disease — similar to Mad Cow Disease, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy — within 15 days of her second injection with Pfizer’s experimental mRNA medical treatment.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/16/2021

I got home early enough tonight to put together a news feed, but I didn’t have time to read everything closely. So here it is.

However, I did notice that there were massive numbers of people demonstrating against the vax mandates and vaccine passports, not just in the USA, but all across the Western world.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

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

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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Dearly Beloved

I’ll be away all afternoon to attend the wedding of a relative. I remember when the groom was a little kid; it was just the other day. Somehow, he’s now over thirty. Weird.

This is the first wedding I will have attended since Dymphna died. The first one in more than forty years where I’ve had to pick out a wedding gift and wrap it on my own. The first one where I’ll be putting on my suit without anyone to cast a critical eye on it, straighten my collar, and tell me how I look. Makes me a little nervous.

The festivities are relatively nearby, so I won’t be away overnight. I’ll be home in time to put up the news feed, but there may not be any additional posts today.

Nice Work If You Can Get It

It seems that German politicians can expect golden parachutes. Maybe even platinum ones.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Bild:

“Pension With 60” ++ €1100/Month Per Year of Work

You have to be an ex— (Government) Minister ! An average earner would have to work for 132 YEARS

Pension from 60, more than 1100 euros per month on account and mini-deductions in the event of early retirement! Sounds like a pension land of milk and honey, but it really does exist: You would have to be a minister of the outgoing federal government…

There are these extra special pension favours for departing ministers. Amount: After four years of office, there is currently around €4500/month as a pension — so €1100 per year [of work]. If the Bundestag is dissolved prematurely, the pension is already available after two years of office! For comparison: an average earner would have to work for 132 YEARS!

Retirement age: Officially, ministers also have to raise their retirement age to 67 years. But: on request, you can collect your pension at 60. In comparison: employees can only retire after 35 years of work, at 63 at the earliest.

Nine of the ministers still in office could benefit from the “retirement at 60”. Including the Union Ministers Helge Braun (Chancellery), Anja Karliczek (Education), Julia Klöckner (Agriculture), Andreas Scheuer (Transport) and Jens Spahn (Health).

Discounts: These also exist for ministers, but they are capped at 14.4%. If ministers were treated like retirees, the discount would actually have to be 25.2% if retirement were brought forward by seven years. Even in politics, the pension privileges for ministers are viewed critically. The FDP applied for the abolition of some extra special pension favours last year, but failed in the Bundestag. As a likely future ruling party, it could now ensure that the federal ministers also arrive at the pension reality.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/15/2021

The Conservative British MP Sir David Amess was stabbed to death while he was meeting with constituents in a church. The alleged assailant is a 25-year-old man of Somali background. He is alleged to have stabbed Sir David dozens of times. Police are investigating the incident as Islamist terrorism.

In other news, migrants from the Middle East have set up housekeeping in the airport in Minsk, completely blocking the waiting area.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

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

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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Urgent: More Housing for Culture-Enrichers!

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from PolitikStube:

The tax money sits loose in the pockets of German municipalities: the community is looking for apartments/houses for “refugees”

In Germany, not only is the demand for living space increasing, rents are also rising exorbitantly. Although the welcome-screamers trumpet the hollow phrase “We have space” like a mantelpiece, space seems to be a scarce commodity, or the Jubel-Aufnahme-Hüpfer [cheering admission-hoppers] meant the social hammocks (free for all non-white, non-Germans).

The uncontrolled admission and immigration of “refugees” is worsening the situation on the housing market immensely, also in many communities, such as in Uetze (Lower Saxony):

More and more refugees from the crisis areas of the world are seeking refuge in Germany. At present, this mainly affects refugees from Syria and Afghanistan.

Due to the allocations that have already been made in recent months and years, the housing capacities of the municipality of Uetze are now almost completely exhausted.

For this reason, the municipality of Uetze is now looking for apartments and/or houses to rent to accommodate refugees.

For this community it’s a mere trifle; tax money is squandered away for the accommodation of “refugees” in apartments/houses, even for those who should not actually be here, but of which “those who have lived here for a long time” can only dream of.

A Mujahidette on German Public TV

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Bild:

After the WDR [Westdeutscher Rundfunk, regional state broadcaster] scandal

ZDF [public television] brings an Islamist author into the team

New Islamism scandal among the public broadcasters. ZDF has brought a well-known Islamist and Israel-hater on board. Feyza-Yasmin Ayhan has been hired as a comedy writer for the sitcom “Barry’s Barbershop”. The 20-year-old (stage name: Yasmin Poesy) has a reputation as an Islamist activist and Israel-hater.

The Berliner posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on social media showing hook-nosed Jews. In 2015 she appeared at the Hamas-affiliated German Youth for Palestine, justified violence against Israel and wished for an end to the Jewish state.

During the Gaza war in May, she called for hate demonstrations against Israel and spoke there. While anti-Israel demos escalated again and again and there were anti-Semitic riots, Ayhan wrote on Instagram: “Arab demos BEST always a lot of energy and a little party”.

Ayhan spoke of an allegedly “sick big lobby” that the Jewish state had at its disposal. She thanked the musician Roger Waters (78) for his statement that Israel was an “apartheid state”, although Waters is also a prominent supporter of the BDS anti-Semitic boycott campaign.

Ayhan declared that she had nothing against Jews, but scolded confidently: “BUT F** ZIONISM”.

ZDF confirmed for BILD: “Feyza-Yasmin Ayhan has been part of the five-person team of authors for the sitcom project that is currently being produced in Berlin by the Studio71 production company since August 2021.”

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Why Don’t We See News Stories Like This?

The following fictional report is modeled on this BBC story about Wednesday’s attack in Norway, with relevant nouns and adjectives changed:

Rawalpindi: Knife Attack Appears to be Terrorism — Officials

A deadly knife attack in Pakistan which left five people dead appears to have been an act of terror, Pakistan’s security service (ISI) said.

However, a motive has not yet been determined.

The suspect, a 37-year-old Afghan citizen, had converted to Christianity and there were fears he had been radicalised, police say.

He is accused of killing four women and a man on Wednesday night in the northern town of Rawalpindi.

Why do Christian converts not carry out violent attacks?

Why is it that nobody ever has to be concerned about the “radicalization” of a convert to Christianity?

When is the last time you heard of a convert to Christianity killing someone for religious reasons?

The situation is not at all symmetrical. Contrary to what the media and your political leaders keep telling you, Islam is not a “peaceful religion just like other religions.”

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/14/2021

The mother of Johntra Haley, the alleged shooter who killed two people at a Memphis postal facility, said her son had been bullied at work before he committed his crimes. The alleged perpetrator and both his victims were African Americans, so all of their lives matter. It’s not clear who will pay reparations to whom.

In other news, the Danish man who killed five people with his bow and arrow in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg was a convert to Islam. He was already known to police, and had been flagged for “radicalization”.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Dean, Fjordman, Insubria, Nitzakhon, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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Thursday’s Vax and Corona Roundup

So much material related to the Wuhan Coronavirus has landed on my desk in the past few days that I’ve decided to stick a metaphorical finger down my digital throat and regurgitate the whole noxious mess in a single post.

Below are five videos and three articles about the dreaded Corona and the miraculous “vaccine” that promises to cure it, but only if 100% of the population is injected with as many shots and boosters as it takes.

The first video features an interview with a microbiologist in Quebec about healthcare workers who refuse to be “vaccinated” (and are now being suspended).

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The second video discusses the number of Italian soldiers who have refused to be vaxed, and compares it with the navy, the air force, the police, and the Carabinieri.

Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

In the third video a magistrate in Rome named Angelo Giorgianni denounces the “Green Pass”, promises a “new Nuremberg” for those who are pushing the vax, and says he will resign from the judiciary rather than abandon his stance.

Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The fourth video features a young woman who attends university in Bologna. When she tried to enter a class without a “Green Pass” (the Italian vaccine passport), the professor insisted that she leave. When she refused, the professor cancelled the class.

Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The final video may not even be Corona-related, but I’m including it here, just in case.

Eva-Maria Holzleitner is an Austrian MP for the Social Democrats who collapsed on Tuesday as she spoke in Parliament in Vienna. She is known to be a staunch advocate for the experimental mRNA injections used to treat COVID-19. There’s no information about how long ago she was vaxed, or whether the jab had anything to do with her swoon. Nor is there any word on her current condition.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

All three articles were translated by Hellequin GB. The first is from PolitikStube, and concerns a new “no jab, no food” rule in the German state of Hesse:

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Nuclear Power Goes Green

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the German-language service of RT:

France first: Ten EU countries are calling for nuclear power to be classified as green energy

A group of ten EU countries, led by France, has asked the European Commission to recognize nuclear energy as a low-carbon energy source. The technology is intended to contribute to the EU’s transition to climate neutrality, which has been planned for decades.

In view of the ongoing energy crisis in Europe, ten EU countries wrote to Brussels in favor of nuclear energy as an “important affordable, stable and independent energy source” that could protect EU consumers from “being exposed to price fluctuations”. The document, initiated by France, was sent to the EU Commission with the signature of nine other EU countries, most of which already include nuclear energy in their national energy mix: Bulgaria, Finland, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

Nuclear power plants generate over 26 percent of the electricity produced in the European Union. “The rise in energy prices has also shown the importance of reducing our energy dependence on third countries as quickly as possible,” the letter reads. Over 90 percent of the natural gas in the EU is imported from abroad, with Russia being the main producer. For the signatories of the letter, this appears to be one of the main factors behind the rise in energy prices. They write:

“Supply outages will occur more and more frequently, and we have no choice but to diversify our supply. We should be careful not to increase our dependence on energy imports from outside Europe.”

The signatories call on the Commission to include nuclear energy in the EU’s green taxonomy. This is a technical guide to help governments and investors determine which projects comply with the Paris Agreement and which violate its climate targets. Activities that fall under the taxonomy must make a “substantial contribution” to at least one environmental objective of EU climate policy and at the same time avoid significant damage to one of the other objectives. In addition, projects that fall under the taxonomy must meet a minimum level of social guarantees.

France versus Germany

The Commission has already included an extensive catalog of sectors such as solar, geothermal, hydrogen, wind, hydropower and bioenergy in the guide. When Brussels presented the taxonomy in April, however, one sector was missing: nuclear energy. Despite the self-set goal of tackling climate change, member states are still unable to reach consensus on whether nuclear energy is a green or a dirty source of energy. The Commission has postponed the important decision to allow the countries to close the debate.

On the one hand, Germany, which plans to shut down all of its reactors by 2022, is leading the anti-nuclear movement along with Austria, Denmark, Luxembourg and Spain. “We are concerned that the inclusion of nuclear energy in the taxonomy would permanently damage its integrity, credibility and thus its usefulness,” wrote the federal states under the leadership of Germany in July .

On the other hand, France, which gets over 70 percent of its electricity from nuclear power plants, is fighting for nuclear power to be classified as sustainable under the taxonomy. As the new letter shows, Paris has the support of several eastern states that have already allocated millions to nuclear projects. “While renewable energy sources play a key role in our energy transition, they cannot produce enough low-carbon electricity to meet our needs in a sufficient and constant manner,” says the letter, in which nuclear energy is considered a “safer and more innovative” sector that has the potential to retain one million highly skilled jobs “in the near future”.

French President Emmanuel Macron’s energy policy is what he calls an “both-and” strategy. He wants to build new, small nuclear power plants (SMR), but at the same time renewable energies are to be expanded. However, the mini-reactors are not yet ready for production. A single model is currently running in Russia. In addition, French industry shows little interest in the small reactors, as they produce relatively little electricity and cannot replace conventional nuclear power plants.

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