Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/27/2021

A young man named Nathan Allen allegedly crashed a stolen truck into an empty house yesterday in Winthrop, Massachusetts. After exiting the truck he allegedly shot a man and a woman to death, both of whom were black, before being shot dead by police. White supremacist material, including racist writings against blacks and Jews, was reportedly found in the suspect’s handwriting. Authorities are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

In other news, police in the UK struggled over the weekend to deal with massive illegal raves and other lockdown-violating gatherings.

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Financial Crisis
» A Terrifying Omen for America Under Biden Gets Even Worse
» Americans Return to Workforce Faster in States That Are Ending Pandemic Unemployment Benefits
 
USA
» Academically Speaking: Stanford U Prof, Antifa Leader Plans ‘Broad, Visible and Loud Network’ Against Campus Conservatives
» Angry Columbia Prep Parents Release Video About School’s Critical Race Theory Teachings
» Anti-Vaccine Protests Held in Santa Fe
» AOC Warns About ‘Hysteria’ Over Rising Crime Just Months After Accusing GOP Colleagues of Trying to Murder Her
» CDC Reports 51% Increase in Suicide Attempts Among Teenage Girls
» Fact Check: Washington Post Reporter Falsely Claims DeSantis Was Slow to Respond to Surfside Condo Collapse
» FBI Raids Innocent New Yorker Branded as ‘Domestic Terrorist’ Because He Was in DC on Jan. 6
» Gretchen Whitmer Administration ‘Recommends’ Masks for School Kids Next Year
» House Panel Votes ‘Yes’ On Bill That Could Break Up Big Tech
» Indiana University Sued by Students Over Its Vaccine Requirement
» Joyce Carol Oates Slams Brandeis University Over Ban on ‘Picnic,’ Other Words
» Maher: ‘Outrageous’ Facebook, Google Suppressed Lab Leak Theory, ‘You Were Wrong Google and Facebook’
» Massachusetts Authorities Investigating Shooting Deaths of Two Black People as Hate Crime
» Newt Gingrich: Critical Race Theory Spreading — But Parents Pushing Back and Here’s How Conservatives Can Help
» Olympic Hammer Thrower Turns Away From American Flag During National Anthem, Displays ‘Activist Athlete’ Shirt
» Portland’s Antifa-Loving and Police-Hating DA Vies for ‘Worst Prosecutor of the Year’ Award With His Latest Move
» ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ Reopens in NYC, Faces Protest Over Vaccine ‘Segregation’
» Twitter Bans User for Using Game of Thrones Quote
» Watch: Senate Candidate Sean Parnell Tells Bongino ‘Critical Race Theory Shouldn’t be Anywhere Near Our Military’
 
Canada
» Pope John Paul II Statue Vandalized With Red Paint at Edmonton Catholic Church
» Province Orders Chatham-Kent, Ont. Mennonite Church to Comply With Health Regulations
» Trudeau Government Sues House Speaker to Keep Virology Lab Docs Secret From the Public
 
Europe and the EU
» European Parliament Votes to Make EU Climate Neutral by 2050
» Germany: Muslim Suspected of Arson Attack on Synagogue Spread Material From Erdogan’s AKP Party
» Germany: Somali Who Stabbed Mostly Women, 3 Fatally, Arrived During Migrant Crisis, Threatened Others With Knife Before
» Hungary: Macron: There is an East-West Division in the EU
» Hungary Boycotts United Nations ‘Anti-Racism’ Conference in South Africa
» ‘In a Split-Second There Were 50 or 60 of US on the Ground’: British Rider Chris Froome Reveals Agony as Police Hunt for Female Tour De France Spectator Who Faces Up to a Year in Prison After Causing a Massive Crash With Her Placard
» Islamist Louvre Terror Attacker Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison
» I’ve Cracked Zodiac Killer Code, A French Engineer Claims
» Merkel: EU Must Seek ‘Direct Contact’ With Putin
» Show Must Go on, Say Dancing Protesters Urging Britain to Fully Reopen
» UK Actor Laurence Fox Holds Free Speech Rally, Doesn’t Dare Name the Foes of Free Speech
» UK: Climate Change: Seven Tonnes of Horse Manure Dumped Outside Newspaper Offices at Extinction Rebellion Rally
» UK: Police Swoop on Sussex ‘Mass Illegal Rave’ With Huge Crowds as Dozens Arrested
» UK: Regent Street Shut Down by Ravers as Thousands Flood Central London in Protest
» UK: Students Pay a High Price for Rule Breaks as ‘Obscene’ COVID Fines Hit £680,000
» Vatican Launches Approval That Might Lead to EU ‘Founder’ Schuman Becoming a Saint
 
Middle East
» ‘Mama: Send Some Money’ A Family’s Journey From Cologne to the Islamic State
» Syria: Fr. Ibrahim on the Drama of Aleppo’s Christians
» US Conducts Air Strikes in Iraq, Syria Against Iran-Backed Militia Groups
 
Russia
» Persecution of Folk Religion in Altai
 
South Asia
» India: Muslim Scientist Sets Up Islamic State Base and Plans Jihad Massacres
» India: Mass Conversion Racket: Umar Gautam Reveals How They Targeted Non-Muslim Girls From Rural Areas as it is Easier to Lure, Brainwash Them
» Indonesia: Students From Islamic School, Ages 5-12, Break Off Crosses of Christian Graves
» The False Claim That ‘Muslims Are Being Lynched in India’ And the Facts They Keep From You
 
Far East
» ‘In China, The State Uses it for Intelligence Purposes’: TikTok Whistleblowers Raise Concerns Over Chinese Government Access to US User Data
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» “Beat, Raped, And Left for Dead”: The Persecution of Christians, May 2021
» Mali: Muslims Injure 15 UN Peacekeepers in Jihad Attack Using a ‘Vehicle-Borne Explosive’
 
Immigration
» EU Agrees to Billions More Euros for Turkey for Migrants, After Years of Erdogan Threatening to Open Borders
» Greece Turns to Jailing Migrants, One Gets 142-Year Sentence
» Greece: Raped by Afghan, Pregnant Woman Pleaded for Help But Three Pakistanis Passing by Raped Her Too
» Harvard Poll: 80% See Border Disaster, Want Trump Closure Restored, Reject Teaching Critical Race Theory
» Italy to Back Replica of EU-Turkey Migrant Deal in North Africa
» Italy: Maskless Man Wounds 2 Bus Passengers in Florence
» Serious Criminal Prosecution Against Pakistanis for Rape of Pregnant Woman in Athens (Video
» UK’s Largest People Trafficking Gang Shipped in Hundreds of Polish Migrants, Enslaved Them
 
Culture Wars
» eBay Bans Dr. Seuss, Allows Hezbollah
» European Parliament Adopts Text Proclaiming Abortion a ‘Human Right’
» Google Starts Adding “No Reliable Sources” Tag to Some Search Engine Results
» New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu Signs Bill Banning Late-Term Abortion, Teaching Inherent Racism
» Pride Month: ‘Sesame Street’ Introduces Gay Male Couple for ‘Family Day’
 

A Terrifying Omen for America Under Biden Gets Even Worse

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Commerce again confirmed the ominous warning sign of inflation as the U.S. economy adjusts to global economic trends, the winding down of the COVID-19 pandemic, and President Joe Biden’s profligate government spending. While many economists and policymakers claim that the recent uptick in inflation is temporary, a recent Deutsche Bank report warned of a repeat of the 1970s.

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

Americans Return to Workforce Faster in States That Are Ending Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

In places like Missouri and 21 others states that will be ending extended and enhanced pandemic unemployment benefits this month, rates of unemployment are falling at levels higher than counterparts still providing these benefits.

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

Academically Speaking: Stanford U Prof, Antifa Leader Plans ‘Broad, Visible and Loud Network’ Against Campus Conservatives

A Stanford University professor is planning a “broad, visible and loud network” to mobilize against campus conservatives.

David Palumbo-Liu, the Stanford University professor who co-founded the “Campus Anti-facist Network” in 2017, hinted in an opinion piece this month that campus leftists would organize against conservatives at the prestigious California school.

Writing in The Stanford Daily, Palumbo-Liu lamented previous failed campaigns to pressure Stanford’s administration into censoring conservatives, including the formation of a faculty committee “to look into the relationship between Stanford and the Hoover Institution.”

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

Angry Columbia Prep Parents Release Video About School’s Critical Race Theory Teachings

Parents at a posh Upper West Side private school — where administrators once green lit lessons in porn— insist the school has inserted critical race theory into the curriculum, and they’ve laid out their case in a lengthy video.

The 38-minute clip about Columbia Grammar & Prep, where parents shell out $47,000 a year, includes an email from the school to parents announcing an “anti-racism” statement, and audio of a purported interview with a “diversity, equity and inclusion” coach consulted by the school.

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

Anti-Vaccine Protests Held in Santa Fe

Two anti-vaccine protests were held Saturday in Santa Fe, just days before Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was set to fully reopen the state as vaccination rates continue to climb.

More than 60 protesters gathered in a shaded area outside the state Capitol to protest the governor’s policies and her handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re in the minority if we don’t want to take the vaccine,” said Leanna Derrick, the event’s organizer, speaking to a group of demonstrators holding signs that read “Unmask our Kids,” “No shots,” “Let Kids See Smiles” and “Stop MLG.”

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

AOC Warns About ‘Hysteria’ Over Rising Crime Just Months After Accusing GOP Colleagues of Trying to Murder Her

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during a virtual town hall event on Friday claimed that concerns over skyrocketing crime rates across America are “hysteria.”

Ocasio-Cortez later agreed with far-left Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) who said during the video event that law enforcement should be defunded.

The progressive Squad member and Bowman have both been staunch proponents of the “Defund the Police” movement.

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

CDC Reports 51% Increase in Suicide Attempts Among Teenage Girls

Beth Palmer was 17 and dreaming of becoming a singer in March 2020 when the United Kingdom went into lockdown because of the coronavirus. One month later, she was dead.

“She was a wonderful, wonderful daughter. She was just funny, she lit up the room.,” said Mike Palmer, Beth’s father. “She was so affectionate and loving as well. She basically had the world at her feet. She had everything, everything to live for.”

Palmer didn’t die of the coronavirus. She took her own life.

An aspiring singer and vocal student at the Access Creative College in Manchester, Palmer crumbled in isolation. Her family states that she had previously shown no signs of struggling with her mental health. However, she claimed the mandated stay-at-home order felt like centuries.

“She couldn’t finish college, she couldn’t go out and see her friends. She felt as though this three-month lockdown was to her 300 years,” her father said in a video that went viral last year.

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

Fact Check: Washington Post Reporter Falsely Claims DeSantis Was Slow to Respond to Surfside Condo Collapse

In the wake of the partial collapse of a Surfside, Florida condo building Thursday, establishment media has been quick to denounce Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ seemingly slow response. Documents reveal that the blame should not fall at his feet.

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FBI Raids Innocent New Yorker Branded as ‘Domestic Terrorist’ Because He Was in DC on Jan. 6

Sixty-nine-year-old Joseph Bolanos, who has been a part of the block association of his Upper West Side Manhattan neighborhood for the past 23 years, has been investigated and even raided by the FBI simply for being at the US Capitol on Jan. 6 2021. He did not enter the building.

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

Gretchen Whitmer Administration ‘Recommends’ Masks for School Kids Next Year

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) administration recommended Friday students continue wearing masks in the classroom next school year.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a “layered” strategy in guidance to school districts.

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

House Panel Votes ‘Yes’ On Bill That Could Break Up Big Tech

The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to require Big Tech platforms to sell lines of business they run on their platforms if they also compete against them, wrapping up two days of votes that saw the approval of four measures directly aimed at reining in the power of some of the country’s most successful companies.

The bill passed the committee on a vote of 21-20.

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

Indiana University Sued by Students Over Its Vaccine Requirement

“No vaccine for you. Let me know if you need a letter for the university.”

That’s what a world-class infectious disease physician told Jaime Carini, a doctoral candidate at Indiana University, who suffers from several chronic illnesses.

When she applied for an exemption from vaccination, Indiana University denied her request, and now Carini is taking the university to court over its vaccine mandate.

Carini is among seven students claiming in a lawsuit, filed Monday, that Indiana University’s COVID vaccine mandate violates their Fourteenth Amendment rights to bodily integrity and refusing medical treatment.

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

Joyce Carol Oates Slams Brandeis University Over Ban on ‘Picnic,’ Other Words

Even liberal novelists aren’t buying Brandeis University’s “Oppressive Language List,” which contains head scratchers like “picnic,” “rule of thumb” and “everything going on right now.”

Pulitzer Prize winner Joyce Carol Oates took to her popular Twitter account on Thursday to poke fun at the list, which was developed by the school’s Prevention, Advocacy and Resource Center.

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

Maher: ‘Outrageous’ Facebook, Google Suppressed Lab Leak Theory, ‘You Were Wrong Google and Facebook’

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher blasted Google and Facebook for suppressing the theory that COVID-19 came from a lab, and criticized Google for admitting it tries to steer users to the CDC and World Health Organization by stating, “The W.H.O. has been very corrupt about a lot of s***, and the CDC’s been wrong about a lot of s***.”

Maher stated, “I find this outrageous. Facebook banned any post for four months about COVID coming from a lab. Of course now even the Biden administration is looking into this. Google, a Wall Street Journal reporter asked the head of Google’s health division — noticed that they don’t do auto-fill searches for coronavirus lab leak the way they do it for any other question and the guy said, well we want to make sure that the search isn’t ‘leading people down pathways that we would find to be not authoritative information.’ Well, you were wrong Google and Facebook. We don’t know. The reason why we want you is because we’re checking on this s***. He said, we want to ensure the first thing users see is information from the CDC, the W.H.O, that’s who I’m checking on. The W.H.O. has been very corrupt about a lot of s***, and the CDC’s been wrong about a lot of s***. This is outrageous that I can’t look this information up.”

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

Massachusetts Authorities Investigating Shooting Deaths of Two Black People as Hate Crime

Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of two Black people in Winthrop, Massachusetts, on Saturday as a hate crime after discovering the “troubling white supremacist rhetoric” in the suspect’s handwriting.

The suspected shooter, Nathan Allen, 28, allegedly drove a stolen box truck into a home that was unoccupied at the time before fatally shooting David L. Green and Ramona Cooper, both of whom are Black, ABC News reports.

According to Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty, authorities arriving on scene found Cooper shot half a block from the crash site. Green attempted to stop Allen and “engaged with the suspect” in an alleyway near the crash before Allen shot him as well, The New York Times reports.

Allen died shortly after being shot by an officer at the scene. One officer was shot but did not receive a serious injury…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Newt Gingrich: Critical Race Theory Spreading — But Parents Pushing Back and Here’s How Conservatives Can Help

Critical race theory (CRT) is now center stage in the culture war between left and right, emerging in recent months as one of the nation’s most contentious issues.

On the surface, it may seem progressives are winning as CRT infects schools across America, but the fight against this racist indoctrination is really a winning issue for conservatives.

According to CRT, racism is a social construction that pervades every aspect of American life, benefiting all White people (regardless of their socio-economic standing) at the expense of non-White people. Advocates of CRT believe the solution is to undo many of the cornerstones of American society. The theory is a form of cultural Marxism based on race rather than class.

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

Olympic Hammer Thrower Turns Away From American Flag During National Anthem, Displays ‘Activist Athlete’ Shirt

On Saturday, like every night this past week during the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, the national anthem played to mark the evening session. That night though, The Star-Spangled Banner played while athlete-turned-activist Gwen Berry was on the podium to receive her bronze medal in hammer throw.

Berry fidgeted and turned away from the American flag, facing the stands instead. Toward the end after snubbing Old Glory, she draped a black t-shirt with the words “Activist Athlete” on it over her head, according to ESPN.

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

Portland’s Antifa-Loving and Police-Hating DA Vies for ‘Worst Prosecutor of the Year’ Award With His Latest Move

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt is considering charging another Portland police officer for hurting an antifa militant at the height of the George Floyd riots on August 31, 2020. The same DA dropped a felony assault charge and other misdemeanor charges against the same rioter — an antifa “medic” — who punched the same cop.

That’s right, the cop is being investigated and may face charges, but the perp will not face any charges for the same incident.

Welcome to dysfunctional Portland, where the cops are always “criminals” and the criminals are always “noble” “anti-fascists.”

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

‘Springsteen on Broadway’ Reopens in NYC, Faces Protest Over Vaccine ‘Segregation’

Protesters demonstrated outside rocker Bruce Springsteen’s “Springsteen on Broadway” show in New York City on Saturday night, complaining that only vaccinated fans were being allowed inside the theater, according to reports.

The demonstrators held up signs with messages such as, “Bruce Springsteen is for segregation on Broadway”; “We demand Equal Rights”; “Vaccine Mandates violate Bodily Autonomy”; and “My Body My Choice,” a sign more frequently held by women advocating for abortion rights.

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

Twitter Bans User for Using Game of Thrones Quote

Using a quote from Game of Thrones has earned a popular YouTuber a ban on Twitter.

Heels vs Babyface, a YouTube channel that bills itself as providing popular culture and gaming rants, critique, and comedy and has 275K subscribers there — is no longer on Twitter, the creator behind it has revealed in a video titled, “You wouldn’t believe why!!”

Those trying to access the Twitter account are greeted with the message that it has been suspended, and that this happens due to Twitter rules violations.

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

Watch: Senate Candidate Sean Parnell Tells Bongino ‘Critical Race Theory Shouldn’t be Anywhere Near Our Military’

Fox News host Dan Bongino interviewed veteran and upcoming Pennsylvania Senate candidate Sean Parnell to discuss critical race theory and why it shouldn’t belong “anywhere near” the United States military.

Pennsylvania senate candidate Sean Parnell discuss General Mark Milley’s and critical race theory in the military: “Critical race theory shouldn’t be anywhere near our military, because it just undermines unit cohesion completely.”

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

Pope John Paul II Statue Vandalized With Red Paint at Edmonton Catholic Church

A statue of Pope John Paul II was covered in red paint and red handprints on Saturday outside Edmonton’s Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Red footprints and stuffed animals were found at the base of the statue.

This is the latest act of vandalism against a Catholic structure after several Catholic churches were destroyed last week in suspected arsons.

Edmonton Police Service (EPS) said an unidentified female vandalized the statue around 11:10 p.m. and is continuing their investigation.

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

Province Orders Chatham-Kent, Ont. Mennonite Church to Comply With Health Regulations

The Ontario government has issued a court order forcing a group of Mennonite churches in Chatham-Kent, Ont. to follow public health regulations relating to masking, capacity and social distancing, or face potential fines and sanctions.

Almost every Sunday for the past two months, Chatham-Kent police have laid charges to members of three Old Colony Mennonite Churches for violating limits on gathering sizes under the Reopening Ontario Act. In total, 16 charges have been laid.

On Thursday, the government issued the court order.

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

Trudeau Government Sues House Speaker to Keep Virology Lab Docs Secret From the Public

The Trudeau government is in the midst of another potential scandal as it fights tooth and nail to protect classified documents on the firing of two scientists in Canada’s highest-security laboratory.

Dr. Xiangguo Qiu and her husband, Keding Cheng, had their security clearance revoked in July 2019 from the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. The pair was escorted from the lab alongside a group of students from China.

In January 2021, it was made public that the pair had been fired after CSIS intervention on the grounds of shipping samples of the Ebola and Henipah viruses and sharing other information with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.

Having asked the Federal Court to intervene in an unprecedented move, Speaker Anthony Rota, a Liberal MP, openly challenged the federal government’s court application and the usurping of the House of Commons’ ability to demand the procurement of any documents they request.

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

European Parliament Votes to Make EU Climate Neutral by 2050

The European Parliament has formally set a goal to make the entire European Union carbon neutral by 2050.

Members of the European Parliament passed the Climate Act on Thursday in a vote of 442 for, 203 against, and 51 abstentions. The Act also increased the EU’s goal to reduce carbon emissions from 44 per cent of 1990 levels to 55 per cent by 2030.

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Germany: Muslim Suspected of Arson Attack on Synagogue Spread Material From Erdogan’s AKP Party

The effects of Turkey’s rapid re-Islamization are felt in Germany.

“Suspected arsonist flees to Turkey,” translated from “Mutmaßlicher Brandstifter in die Türkei geflohen,” by Franz Feyder, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, June 25, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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

Germany: Somali Who Stabbed Mostly Women, 3 Fatally, Arrived During Migrant Crisis, Threatened Others With Knife Before

WUERZBURG, Germany (AP) — The suspect in a knife attack in southern Germany that left three women dead was ordered kept in custody Saturday on suspicion of murder, while authorities puzzled over a possible motive, examining his mental health and seeking to determine whether he was radicalized.

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

Hungary: Macron: There is an East-West Division in the EU

‘It’s not just Orban. Unfortunately, it’s a deeper problem.’

(ANSA) — BRUSSELS, JUN 25 — “It is true that there is an east-west division and that there have been silences” over Hungary, said the French President Emmanuel Macron at the press conference at the end of the European Council in Brussels. But “if we make a precise analysis on the post-communist societies that have joined the EU, then we will have the answer. It is not just Viktor Orban’s issue; it is a deeper problem. There is an increase in illiberalism in the societies that fought against communism and that today are attracted by political models contrary to our values ;;”, Macron added.

“I am not in favor of using Article 50. Instead, we need effective procedures, as those provided by our Treaties are too long”, Macron underlined.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Hungary Boycotts United Nations ‘Anti-Racism’ Conference in South Africa

Hungary has gone on record as being the first EU nation to publicly boycott the UN event in Durban, South Africa, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Racism, stating that the event has an anti-Semitic tenor.

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

‘In a Split-Second There Were 50 or 60 of US on the Ground’: British Rider Chris Froome Reveals Agony as Police Hunt for Female Tour De France Spectator Who Faces Up to a Year in Prison After Causing a Massive Crash With Her Placard

French police are hunting a female spectator who is on the run and faces up to a year in prison after causing the injuries of 21 riders in one of the worst-ever crashes in the history of the Tour de France, as British cyclist Chris Froome reveals the agony of the moment.

British cyclist Chris Froome went down during the incident yesterday, injuring his left side and chest although fortunately not breaking any bones.

Speaking from a hospital bed yesterday evening, Froome said: ‘In a split-second there were 50 or 60 of us all on the ground.

‘I guess that’s bike racing.’

He added: ‘I’m hoping I can still start tomorrow but at the moment I can’t put any pressure on my left leg and it’s not looking great.’

The determined cyclist managed to get back on his bike today to complete stage two of the Tour de France, pushing through the intensity despite spending several hours in hospital the night before.

Prosecutors in Brittany have launched a criminal inquiry after the unidentified female smiled to a TV camera while waving a cardboard sign with a message written in a mix of French and German to her grandparents during the first stage of the 108th Tour de France on Saturday.

The woman had her back to the peloton with the sign sticking out into the road at handlebar height — causing German Tony Martin and around 50 other riders to crash. The incident caused 21 injuries, and even forced Jasha Suetterlin of Team DSM to abandon the race.

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Islamist Louvre Terror Attacker Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

A French court sentenced Egyptian Abdalla El Hamahmi to 30 years in prison for his machete attack on two soldiers at the Paris Louvre museum in 2017.

Judges in the Special Assize Court of Paris announced the sentence on Thursday after seven hours of deliberation.

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I’ve Cracked Zodiac Killer Code, A French Engineer Claims

ARGENTEUIL, France — Fayçal Ziraoui loves a good challenge. As a teenager, he designed 3-D animations. In 2018, he completed an Ironman race. More recently, he developed virtual reality software that allows people to experience life in a space capsule.

“I’ve never set limits on what I can learn,” Mr. Ziraoui, a 38-year-old French-Moroccan business consultant, said in an interview at his home in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil.

And so, when Mr. Ziraoui stumbled across an article in a French magazine in December saying that no one had ever solved two ciphers attributed to the Zodiac killer, who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s and ‘70s, he thought, “Why not me?”

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Merkel: EU Must Seek ‘Direct Contact’ With Putin

27-member bloc as “a united front against the provocations”

(ANSA-AFP) — BERLIN, JUN 24 — The European Union should seek direct talks with President Vladimir Putin even as it stands together against “provocations” from Russia, said Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday. “In my opinion, we as the European Union must also seek direct contact with Russia and the Russian president,” she told parliament. “It is not enough for the American president to talk to the Russian president,” she said, stressing that the European Union too “must also create different formats for talks”. Putin and US President Joe Biden held face-to-face talks last week, in a meeting that both said could lead to a more predictable, albeit still tense, relationship. Merkel said recent events had shown that it was not enough “if we react to the multitude of Russian provocations in an uncoordinated manner”. Rather, the 27-member bloc should put up “a united front against the provocations”. Moscow is at loggerheads with a number of Western capitals after a Russian troop build-up on Ukraine’s borders and a series of espionage scandals that have resulted in diplomatic expulsions.

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Show Must Go on, Say Dancing Protesters Urging Britain to Fully Reopen

LONDON (Reuters) — Hundreds of people danced and blew whistles in time to dance music on the streets of central London on Sunday, part of a protest against coronavirus restrictions that have pummelled the entertainment industry, particularly nightclubs.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes to remove the remaining restrictions on July 19 after being forced to postpone a reopening this month. But Save Our Scene, a campaign group for the music and hospitality sectors that organised the protest, says lockdown curbs should end immediately.

To thumping beats played by DJs on mobile sound systems, people marched and danced through central London to parliament, paying little heed to the social-distancing guidelines aimed at curbing an increase in infections, driven by the more contagious Delta variant of the virus.

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UK Actor Laurence Fox Holds Free Speech Rally, Doesn’t Dare Name the Foes of Free Speech

Laurence Fox is an actor who ran for the role of London mayor. He’s defending the freedom of speech and he is protesting the masks. He loves multiculturalism, and won’t address the problems with multiculturalism. People are saying he let Sadiq Khan win the mayoral race because Fox got around 10,000 votes, and if he hadn’t run for mayor then Khan might have lost, since he won by a tiny margin.

Fox hosted a free speech rally in Batley on June 24. The by-elections in that area are coming up, and Fox, together with George Galloway, wanted to force or shame any of the candidates from the main political parties to raise their voices in support of the schoolteacher from that area who is still in hiding together with his wife and four children after showing an image of Muhammad in class. The charges being levelled at the candidates is that they are cowards who are bowing down to the will of the Muslim mindset and its demands.

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UK: Climate Change: Seven Tonnes of Horse Manure Dumped Outside Newspaper Offices at Extinction Rebellion Rally

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters have marched through London in a demonstration aimed at the British press.

The Metropolitan Police said 23 people were arrested during the rally, including a handful who were involved in seven tonnes of horse manure being dumped outside the Daily Mail offices in Kensington, central London.

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UK: Police Swoop on Sussex ‘Mass Illegal Rave’ With Huge Crowds as Dozens Arrested

Thousands of revellers ignored Covid rules to party at a huge illegal rave on farmland which was eventually broken up by police on Sunday morning.

The unlicensed outdoor event in Steyning, West Sussex, started on Saturday night before officers rushed to the scene and dispersed the crowd at around 9am.

Sussex Police described the rave as “unlicensed” and warned people not to attend as they could face action.

However their stark warning fell on deaf ears as photos show hundreds of cars parked up on country roads leading to the event.

Police say they have arrested nearly two dozen revellers.

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UK: Regent Street Shut Down by Ravers as Thousands Flood Central London in Protest

THOUSANDS of ravers have brought London’s Regent Street to a standstill this afternoon.

Shocking videos posted on Twitter showed crowds breaking social distancing rules to dance to rave music. Hundreds of revellers held their hands in the air as the throbbing music played from a truck outside of the street’s iconic Hugo Boss store.

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UK: Students Pay a High Price for Rule Breaks as ‘Obscene’ COVID Fines Hit £680,000

THOUSANDS of university students who breached campus Covid rules have been hit with fines worth almost £700,000 since the start of the pandemic.

The penalties are seen as another body blow to youngsters — some of whom claim they are the ones making all the sacrifices — with festivals, nightclubs and parties shelved due to the pandemic. The news comes days after Health Secretary Matt Hancock was initially let off with an apology for breaking Covid rules when he was intimate with his aide. He has now resigned. Meanwhile, students at universities have complained they have been forced to pay for tuition which has been largely delivered online and campus accommodation where they are not allowed to mix.

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Vatican Launches Approval That Might Lead to EU ‘Founder’ Schuman Becoming a Saint

Pope Francis has approved a decree recognizing the “heroic virtues” of French politician Robert Schuman, known as an ‘architect’ of the EU. The official decision is one of the first steps to Schuman potentially becoming a saint.

Having served as France’s finance, foreign and prime minister after World War II, the statesman became best known for proposing economic unity among European nations in the so-called “Schuman Plan” of 1950, which eventually evolved into what is known today as the European Union. In the late 1950s, he served as the first president of what is now the European Parliament.

The Pope’s decree on Saturday declares the “heroic virtues“ of the politician, who can now be considered and called “venerable“ by the faithful of the Roman Catholic Church.

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‘Mama: Send Some Money’ A Family’s Journey From Cologne to the Islamic State

Their sons moved from Cologne to the war in Syria. They kept slaves and rose up the ranks of Islamic State leadership. Their parents would send them care packages with popcorn and Kalashnikov magazines.

By Özlem Gezer, Sarah Klosterkamp und Timofey Neshitov

Excerpts from the final chat between the son and his father in the spring of 2021:

Son: Why did you make a new statement? You just want to suck up to the infidels.

Father: With children like you, who needs enemies?

Son: God shall never give you another child. You’ve embarrassed us so much.

Father: I have lost everything because of you. Do what you want, you no-good.

Son: Just you wait. I love my mother. She was always a mother. You were never there. You never cared about us. The infidels should throw you into prison, too. There are pictures of you with a weapon in your hand and an IS flag.

Father: So what?

The father is sitting at a white lacquer table and scrolling through the screenshots of the last conversation he had with his son. He says he hasn’t heard from him in weeks and that he has since deleted his number, which had been saved in his contacts for several years as “my Ismail.”

It’s an evening in April and he seems exhausted, his voice subdued. He has invited us into his living room in a Cologne suburb to talk about his sons’ ingratitude and about their mother’s mistakes. But not about his own.

Ahmet S. is 53 years old. He wants to talk about his two sons, Ismail and Emre, who became high-ranking officers of Islamic State in Syria. And about his ex-wife Perihan S., who stole from her German neighbors to support her sons’ rise…

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Syria: Fr. Ibrahim on the Drama of Aleppo’s Christians

The priest tells of the difficulties of a city facing many emergencies: food, education and health for Covid. Prices are constantly rising, sanctions are inhumane and the population is starving. The goal of opening a hot canteen for the poorest. To young people: in a critical phase, getting married is “a heroic act of faith”.

Aleppo (AsiaNews) — An eductional emergency, a the food crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic, a housing problem, especially for young married couples, there are many obstacles to Syria’s possible recovery from a bloody and protracted war. Fr. Ibrahim Alsabagh, 50-year-old Franciscan, guardian and priest of the Latin parish of Aleppo, has written “Letter to friends” in which he recounts the dramatic situation facingthe population of what was once the country’s economic and commercial capital . In the letter sent to AsiaNews, the parish priest points the finger at the sanctions he defines as “inhuman” and “used unfairly” with the sole result of “making everyone suffer, especially the weakest”.

The sanctions, explains the priest, “affect the correct functioning of hospitals and medical equipment, paralyzing” health care. Added to this is the “lack of electricity” which today leads to “not being able to turn on an air conditioner or a fan”, just as in winter “it is not possible to turn on the heating”. “The reality — he continues — is slowly worsening and becoming more and more oppressive, making living conditions very difficult”.

Prices, continues Fr. Ibrahim, “they are constantly rising and the population is starving”. An example is the price of fruit and vegetables, with seasonal products “inaccessible” for the poorest. “Imagine — he writes — that half of an employee’s monthly salary is not enough to buy pasta and vegetables”. In response, the Church “has returned to promoting the distribution of food parcels or to pay small amounts of money to contribute to the purchase of groceries”. And the next goal is to “open a hot canteen” for the homeless or the elderly most in need.

As in the rest of the country, in Aleppo the situation remains critical more for hunger and lack of work than for Covid-19. As denounced by personalities of the Syrian Church, including the apostolic vicar of Aleppo and the Maronite archbishop of Damascus, the Caesar Act, which affects the population along with inflation, has also worsened the ordinary punitive measures. A situation that gives even more value to the soli.darity of Pope Francis, with his appeals for peace.

In a period of global emergency triggered by the coronavirus, Aleppo and Syria “have received a limited number of vaccines”, accuses the priest, and the sick “prefer to die at home, without saying they are infected, also because they have no money to pay for the care”. “Unfortunately — he continues — we have new infected, and therefore new deaths, very few immunized people”.

The pandemic emergency is also linked to the closure of schools “for two years now” and to an “increasingly serious” educational emergency. Also skyrocketing “rental prices” for houses and apartments, “and Christian families, especially new ones with children, live in rented houses and have a very limited number of resources”.

For the future, the priority of pastoral action is aimed at young people and married couples in a historical phase in which “getting married is a heroic act of faith”. “Since these young people are our future — concludes the priest — they have become our priority: they are among those most in need of material and spiritual assistance, so that they can feel loved, supported, safe and for this reason they are not alone” . From Gethsemane to St. Anthony of Padua, patron saint of the province of the Middle East, passing through St. Francis, from their example we find the strength to continue the mission

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US Conducts Air Strikes in Iraq, Syria Against Iran-Backed Militia Groups

The U.S. military conducted air strikes against Iran-backed militias near the Iraq-Syria border Sunday.

The strikes targeted “operational and weapons storage facilities” in Syria and Iraq, according to a press releasefrom Pentagon press secretary John Kirby. The facilities were used by Iranian militia groups including Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS), according to the press release.

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Persecution of Folk Religion in Altai

by Vladimir Rozanskij

Russian security services have targeted Ak Tyan or “White Faith”, a religious group at odds with local Buddhists. Neo-paganism is raising fears of possible extremism. Local youth are increasingly fascinated by ancient religious beliefs.

Moscow (AsiaNews) — Some ancient religious beliefs in southern Siberia continue to be persecuted by local authorities and Russia’s security services, this according to a programme aired on Radio Liberty (радиÐ3/4 свÐ3/4бÐ3/4да) last Saturday.

The programme was centred on folk religions in the Altai, a Republic of the Russian Federation that borders with Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan, where Buddhism is also practiced…

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India: Muslim Scientist Sets Up Islamic State Base and Plans Jihad Massacres

An India-based Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist, Syed Ali, also known as Vinjani, who is a scientist, was charged by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and presented before an NIA Special Court in Poonamallee, Chennai earlier this month. Syed Ali, whose family hails from Parassala in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, is alleged to have participated in a terror cell formed to establish provinces of the Islamic State in the dense forests of Southern India.

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India: Mass Conversion Racket: Umar Gautam Reveals How They Targeted Non-Muslim Girls From Rural Areas as it is Easier to Lure, Brainwash Them

Earlier this week, the Uttar Pradesh ATS busted a massive ISI-funded conversion racket after it arrested Maulana Mohammed Umar Gautam and his accomplice Mufti Qazi Jehangir from Delhi for allegedly forcing over 1,000 people to adopt Islam. The duo, who ran an organisation named Islamic Dawah Centre (IDC), along with their other associates, were charged for mass conversion of people into Islam through inducements such as marriage, job and money and mental pressure.

The two accused, who are in seven-day custody remand from Wednesday (June 23), are being interrogated by the ATS regarding their conversion programmes and their links with Pakistan’s ISI, among other things.

Now, according to a report by Hindi daily Amar Ujala, the ATS has confirmed that during their interrogation the duo has disclosed yet another modus operandi of their mass conversion racket. They have revealed that they targeted girls in the rural areas as they were easier to prey on.

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Indonesia: Students From Islamic School, Ages 5-12, Break Off Crosses of Christian Graves

What fun people of this supremacist mindset will have, and in many cases are already having, in Europe.

“Indonesian Islamic school faces desecration backlash,” by Konradus Epa, UCA News, June 22, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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The False Claim That ‘Muslims Are Being Lynched in India’ And the Facts They Keep From You

We received an interesting reply to one of our articles yesterday. When we reported about the Muslim preacher Mohammad Umar Gautam, who has been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad for running a religious conversion outlet, one Twitter user claimed, “They are already lynching Muslims on streets with impunity, don’t make their situation worse.”

We found it incongruous that in a country where a Muslim preacher, supported by politicians and industrialists, openly holds congregations to convert non-Muslims to Islam, Muslims are being lynched on the streets, and that, too, with impunity. But we believe in giving a fair chance to all claims and so did some research, and this is what we found.

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‘In China, The State Uses it for Intelligence Purposes’: TikTok Whistleblowers Raise Concerns Over Chinese Government Access to US User Data

Former employees that worked for TikTok, the app widely popular with American teens and young adults, expressed concerns to CNBC over the Chinese parent company ByteDance, and how they gather and handle American users’ data.

Over concerns about national security risks associated with the app and its parent company, former President Donald Trump moved to either ban the app, or force the company to merge with a US based one.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that the app may be “feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist Party,” although the app has denied these claims, telling CNBCthat “we have never provided user data to the Chinese government, nor would we do so if asked.”

President Joe Biden revoked Trump’s ban on the app in June, but issued criteria for the government to evaluate the risk of apps connected to foreign adversaries.

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“Beat, Raped, And Left for Dead”: The Persecution of Christians, May 2021

The following are among the abuses inflicted on Christians by Muslims throughout the month of May 2021:

The Slaughter of Christians

Uganda: On May 3, hours after Pastor Thomas Chikooma engaged in a public debate about Islam and Christianity, Muslims severed his tongue and beheadedhim. The well-known pastor, father of 11, had planted 50 churches in eastern Uganda. During the open-air event, to which Muslims had invited him, he used the Bible and Koran to make his points. He won over several people — including six Muslims, who went on to convert to Christianity — prompting angry Muslims in the crowd to cry “Allahu Akbar,” prompted the pastor and his young son to rush away from the event.

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Mali: Muslims Injure 15 UN Peacekeepers in Jihad Attack Using a ‘Vehicle-Borne Explosive’

Imagine what the world would be like if these jihadis used all their ingenuity for good instead of for evil.

“Fifteen U.N. peacekeepers, some German, wounded in northern Mali attack,” Reuters, June 25, 2021.

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EU Agrees to Billions More Euros for Turkey for Migrants, After Years of Erdogan Threatening to Open Borders

The European Union has agreed to send at least €3 billion (£2.5 billion/$3.6 billion) over the next few years to Turkey for Syrian migrants and to help support border security.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the announcement of the extra infusion of cash to Turkey during a European Union member state leader meeting in Brussels on Friday.

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Greece Turns to Jailing Migrants, One Gets 142-Year Sentence

ATHENS — Accused of pushing back migrants and refugees at sea and on land, Greece is now taking them to court and jailing them, including one given a 142-year sentence although he rescued 33 others on board a foundering smuggling boat.

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Greece: Raped by Afghan, Pregnant Woman Pleaded for Help But Three Pakistanis Passing by Raped Her Too

An Afghan migrant raped a 25-year-old pregnant woman in an Athens neighbourhood, and when she begged for help from three Pakistanis passing by, they raped her, too.

The horrific incidents took place in the Agios Panteleimonas neighbourhood of Athens early on Wednesday morning and saw the victim, who is three months pregnant and has mental disability issues, raped by four migrants.

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Harvard Poll: 80% See Border Disaster, Want Trump Closure Restored, Reject Teaching Critical Race Theory

The Biden administration is failing big time with its inability to control illegal immigration, adding it to one of several issues that could doom Democrats if left unchecked.

In a new Harvard/Harris poll, an overwhelming 80% said that illegal immigration is a serious issue and one that needs more attention than what President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris are giving.

What’s more, 68% said that signals from Biden’s White House are encouraging illegal immigration, and 55% believe that former President Donald Trump’s border closing policies should have been left in place.

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Italy to Back Replica of EU-Turkey Migrant Deal in North Africa

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi is expected to back a proposal to replicate the widely criticised European Union migrant deal with Turkey in North Africa as migrant numbers continue to surge, primarily into Italy.

Prime Minister Draghi is expected to push for the idea of a European Union-North African migrant deal during the European Council that could see the EU pay North African countries to stop the flow of illegal migrants.

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Italy: Maskless Man Wounds 2 Bus Passengers in Florence

Egyptian, 31, cuts Eritrean man and Florentine woman

(ANSA) — FLORENCE, JUN 25 — A 31-year-old Egyptian man without a face mask on Thursday night injured two fellow passengers on a Florence bus with a small knife because they had asked him to put on a COVID mask, sources said Friday.

The victims are a 52-year-old Eritrean man who was cut in the head and a 63-year-old Florentine woman who was cut in the hand.

The man was arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm, resisting arrest, interrupting a public service and illegal weapons possession.

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Serious Criminal Prosecution Against Pakistanis for Rape of Pregnant Woman in Athens (Video

The Athens Prosecutor’s Office filed a criminal prosecution against the three Pakistanis arrested for raping a 25-year-old pregnant woman in Agios Panteleimon in the early hours of Wednesday.

The three Pakistanis face the following charges: Rape, aiding and abetting rape, and kidnapping, Proto Thema reported.

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UK’s Largest People Trafficking Gang Shipped in Hundreds of Polish Migrants, Enslaved Them

Three members of a people trafficking ring that shipped hundreds of Polish migrants to the UK and forced them into slavery have been convicted.

On Friday, Coventry Crown Court found Polish nationals Mateus Natkowski, Lukasz Wywrinski, and British co-conspirator David Handy guilty of offences ranging from trafficking, labour exploitation, and forced labour for their part in operating what the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) described as “the largest human trafficking ring ever exposed in the UK”.

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eBay Bans Dr. Seuss, Allows Hezbollah

Words and images that offend someone are just like violence. At least that’s the modern safetyism argument. But the symbols of an Islamic terrorist organization are the symbol of someone else’s freedom fighter.

eBay is very careful to keep the marketplace safe from things that might offend crybullies.

Online marketplace eBay Inc. said it is working to prevent the resale of six Dr. Seuss books that were pulled earlier this week by the company in charge of the late author’s works because they contain offensive imagery.

There’s no room for And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street on eBay. Hezbollah though is another matter, as Aussie Dave at Isreallycool notes.

In January of this year, reader Craig noticed that an eBay seller named rentonstore was selling Hizbullah items — things like patches, flags and hats, which glorify the antisemitic Islamic terrorist group.

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European Parliament Adopts Text Proclaiming Abortion a ‘Human Right’

ROME, Italy — The European Parliament (EP) voted Thursday in favor of a report describing abortion as “essential healthcare” and a “human right.”

The European Parliament adopted the document on June 24 by a vote of 378 votes in favor, 255 against and 42 abstentions at its plenary session in Brussels, Belgium.

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Google Starts Adding “No Reliable Sources” Tag to Some Search Engine Results

The search engine monopolist Google is increasing the way it inserts itself between people and information.

The company has begun testing a new prompt on trending topics, notifying users that there are not enough “reliable sources” on the topic. The new prompt appears to be an effort by the platform to reduce the spread of “misinformation.”

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New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu Signs Bill Banning Late-Term Abortion, Teaching Inherent Racism

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) signed a budget bill Friday, which includes bans on abortions after 24 weeks and teaching that individuals are inherently racist due to their skin color.

Sununu signed a $13.5 billion biennium budget bill and a trailer bill (HB 1 and HB 2).

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Pride Month: ‘Sesame Street’ Introduces Gay Male Couple for ‘Family Day’

Sesame Street aired its “Family Day” episode — which featured two gay dads — on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max and YouTube this Thursday.

During the episode — debuting LGBT-based content aimed at children of all ages, including infants — Sesame Street character Nina introduces her brother and his husband, as well as their daughter, to Elmo and his friends as they celebrate “Family Day.”

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/27/2021

  1. UK banned from Europe and everywhere really. Emergency time again but no capable worthies around. The horis show that is Boris has been ducking diving. The liar cheat and thief with the repulsive posh accent. The funny looking sabre rattler snaking around Russian waters. A bit scary really considering?

  2. Re Nathan Allen
    I have a sneaky suspicion that he was “encouraged” by a three letter agency.

    Such an incident so short after the sentencement of Chauvin.

    That reminds me of a german saying (translated into english): Keep the iron hot.

  3. There is no such thing as White Supremacy.

    America is BRA……Blacks Running America. Or should I say Blacks RUINING America.

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