Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/14/2021

According to the latest official statistics, in 2020 Spain recorded the highest number of suicides since the country began keeping records. Meanwhile, senior citizens in France may lose their privileges associated with being fully vaccinated if they fail to get their booster shots.

In other news, more than 600 migrants from North Africa landed in Italy in the space of 24 hours.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Obama Economist Larry Summers Slams Biden on Inflation, ‘Doesn’t Look So Transitory’
» Top Biden Economic Adviser Says $1.75T Spending Bill Will Reduce Inflation
 
USA
» Dan Bongino, BLM Activist Who Threatened ‘Bloodshed’ Clash Over Rioting, Violence: ‘Answer the Question!’
» FBI Probes Cyber-Attack Emails Sent From Internal Server
» Jan. 6 Defendants Taken Out of Cells on Stretchers: Court Filing
» Loudoun County Official Brands Non-Partisan Concerned Parents Group ‘alt-Right’
» Marine Corps is Reinventing Itself ‘To Reflect America, ‘ Focus on Diversity: Top General
» Marine Corps Decided Not to Punish Marine Who Spoke at Trump Rally: Report
» More Polls Show Looming Democrat Disaster
» Parents Protest Against COVID-19 Vaccine School Mandate Bill at Lawmaker’s Bronx Office
» San Francisco Walgreens Shuts Over ‘Severe Rat Infestation’
» Trump Calls Out ‘RINOs, Sellouts, And Known Losers’ Who Backed Biden’s Infrastructure Bill
» Vile Messages Sent to Rittenhouse Judge Include Death Threat Against His Children, Call Him a KKK Member: Report
» YouTube Censors Senator Ron Johnson (Again)
 
Canada
» Canadian Court Rejects Human Rights Violation Accusation Against Facebook
 
Europe and the EU
» Cyprus Charges Six With Terror for Alleged Plot to Kill Five Israelis
» France: Nationalism Makes a Comeback
» France: Municipality Covered Statue of Naked Woman to Avoid Offending Muslims
» French Citizens Without Booster Shot Will be Locked Out of Parts of Society
» Germany: Churches Criticized for Remaining ‘Incredibly Mute’ In the Face of ‘Muslim Contempt for Christians’
» Muslim Convicted of Terrorism in Belgium and Turkey Arrested Trying to Enter Bulgaria
» Spain Saw Highest Suicide Numbers Ever Recorded in Year of COVID Lockdown
» Twitter Decides Welsh Language is Offensive, Censors Academic
» UK: Breaking: 1 Killed, 3 Arrested Under Terrorism Act After Car Explosion Near Liverpool Women’s Hospital
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Bennett: ‘In Israel We Are Fighting a Very Visible Enemy, Radical Militant Islam’
 
South Asia
» Bangladesh: Muslims Threaten Christian Family, Force Them to Leave Their Home, Steal Their Land
» India: Muslim Poses as Hindu to Trap Minor Hindu Girl, Abducts and Rapes Her, Pressures Her to Convert
» Malaysia Criminalizes Proselytizing, Christian Conversions; Violators Face Jail and Canings
» Pakistan: Muslim Abducts Christian Preteen, ‘Every Year 1,000 Christian and Hindu Girls Forced to Convert to Islam’
 
Immigration
» Belarus Damaging Poland’s Border Fence, Attacking Guards With Lasers
» EU Should Stop Harassing Hungary for Defending Europe’s Common Border
» Exclusive: Poland is Braced for Major Attack by ‘Weaponised’ Migrants From Belarus TONIGHT…
» Finnish Govt Warns Country Could Close Border Over Potential Migrant Surge
» Immigrants to France Are Typically Low Skilled and Poorly Educated: Report
» Migrants Attack Polish Police Officers With Stones on EU Frontier
» More Than 600 Migrants Reach Italy by Sea From North Africa
» Poland Mulls Asking NATO to Hold Emergency Talks Amid Migrant Border Crisis With Belarus
» Poland Says 50 Migrants Broke Through Border “By Force” As Warsaw Urges NATO Help
» Return of the Jungle? Nearly 1,400 Migrants Enter New ‘Temporary’ Camp in Calais
» Watch: Poland Warns Migrants Massed on Border ‘Force May be Used Against You’
» Wrong Line of Work? UK Border Force Boss Says ‘Bloody Borders’ Are ‘Pain in the Bloody A**’
 
Culture Wars
» According to Facebook (Meta), the Metaverse Will be Censored
 

Obama Economist Larry Summers Slams Biden on Inflation, ‘Doesn’t Look So Transitory’

Larry Summers, who was Secretary of the Treasury under Clinton and directed the National Economic Council under Obama, said on CNN recently that inflation is going to be unavoidable for the near future.

CNN host Erin Burnett asked Summers about his opinion on the subject:

“Given that you were worried about this before almost anybody else, and given that now you have got all these CEOs saying it’s going to go a year, maybe even past that, right, at that point, it wouldn’t be transitory, how long do you think inflation is going to go up?”

Summers replied with his expert opinion.

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

Top Biden Economic Adviser Says $1.75T Spending Bill Will Reduce Inflation

White House national economic director Brian Deese on Sunday touted the Democrats’ $1.75 trillion social spending and climate package as the solution to reducing inflation, saying services like universal preschool and affordable housing will get more people to participate in the economy and reduce price pressures.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Dan Bongino, BLM Activist Who Threatened ‘Bloodshed’ Clash Over Rioting, Violence: ‘Answer the Question!’

A Black Lives Matter activist cut short his interview with Fox News’ Dan Bongino on Saturday night after the “Unfiltered” host confronted him about rioting and vandalism linked to the group — and Newsome’s recent threat of more such incidents to come.

“God bless you, man. I’m out of here,” Hawk Newsome, co-founder of BLM for the greater New York City area, told Bongino after the host’s persistent questioning.

Bongino started the segment by playing a video clip of Newsome speaking to reporters Wednesday about planned police reforms announced by Eric Adams, New York City’s mayor-elect, who is a former NYPD police captain and made fighting lawlessness a key theme of his campaign.

“If they think that they’re going to go back to the old ways of policing, then we’re going to take to the streets again,” Newsome said, referring to the street clashes that took place frequently in 2020 following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. “There will be riots, there will be fires and there will be bloodshed.”

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

FBI Probes Cyber-Attack Emails Sent From Internal Server

The FBI is now investigating an “ongoing situation” in which thousands of emails were sent by an outside party using the FBI’s own email servers.

The messages pretended to be from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and all went out with the subject line: “Urgent: Threat actor in systems.” In the email body, recipients were told that they were being targeted by a chain attack by a hacker group identified in the emails as “Dark Overlord.”

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

Jan. 6 Defendants Taken Out of Cells on Stretchers: Court Filing

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times

Multiple Jan. 6 defendants were taken out of their cells on stretchers on Thursday, according to a court filing.

The situation started when one of the defendants refused to wear a mask, family members of Kelly Meggs, who is being held in the D.C. Jail, told Meggs lawyer.

Prison guards began spraying a chemical substance described as “some kind of mace or pepper spray, according to a filing in federal court.

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

Loudoun County Official Brands Non-Partisan Concerned Parents Group ‘alt-Right’

Juli Briskman, a member of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, branded a group of concerned parents who mobilized to challenge school board members “alt-right,” even though the group includes Black and Jewish parents.

The parent organization Fight for Schools recently obtained enough signatures to challenge all the remaining school board members who were in the private Facebook group that launched a campaign against parents who oppose critical race theory in the classroom. Fight for Schools filed the petitions against the school board chair last week. Briskman made her claim in a tweet responding to those petitions.

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

Marine Corps is Reinventing Itself ‘To Reflect America, ‘ Focus on Diversity: Top General

Gen. David Berger, commandant of the Marine Corps, said during an interview on Friday that the smallest US military force has plans for a massive overhaul within the service designed to focus on diversity and “to reflect America.”

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

Marine Corps Decided Not to Punish Marine Who Spoke at Trump Rally: Report

After completing an investigation, the US Marine Corps decided not to punish Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark who was invited by former President Donald Trump to speak on stage at a “Save America” rally in Perry, Georgia, on Sept. 25, after he reportedly helped rescue a baby in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

“I am the guy that pulled the baby over the wall, and it’s definitely probably one of the greatest things I’ve done in my entire life,” Clark said at the podium before the massive audience of Trump supporters. “I just want to thank all the support from all y’all. It really means a lot and I’m glad to be home now.”

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

More Polls Show Looming Democrat Disaster

For the past year, since Biden won the election, the Democrats have operated like they have an unstoppable mandate. Yet they’ve run across internecine battles in their own party and a GOP that’s not interested in the kind of compromise where they let the left have everything they want.

Now we’re beginning to see more polls that don’t bode well for the Democrats and their self-appointed mandate. Witness the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll that looks like midterm doom for the Democrats.

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

Parents Protest Against COVID-19 Vaccine School Mandate Bill at Lawmaker’s Bronx Office

Parents protested a bill Sunday that would require all children to get the COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend school.

Demonstrators gathered in front of Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz’s office in Kingsbridge.

Dinowitz is sponsoring the bill.

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

San Francisco Walgreens Shuts Over ‘Severe Rat Infestation’

A Walgreens in San Francisco has been temporarily shuttered because of repugnant rodents overrunning it.

The Walgreens in question, which is in the city’s Noe Valley neighborhood, will not be allowed to reopen until it manages to pass a health inspection, according to a San Francisco Department of Public Health report first noted by SFGate.

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

Trump Calls Out ‘RINOs, Sellouts, And Known Losers’ Who Backed Biden’s Infrastructure Bill

On Saturday, former President Donald Trump called on other Republicans to challenge a long list of “RINOs, sellouts, and known losers” in the primaries.

Trump called for the primaries of Republican representatives, most of whom voted in favor of President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill on Nov. 5.

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

Vile Messages Sent to Rittenhouse Judge Include Death Threat Against His Children, Call Him a KKK Member: Report

Over the past few weeks leading up to and including the ongoing high-profile Kyle Rittenhouse trial, Kenosha Judge Bruce Schroeder has received “thousands” of vile communications viciously criticizing his actions, even going as far as threading violence against him, his family, and Rittenhouse if acquitted.

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

YouTube Censors Senator Ron Johnson (Again)

YouTube has temporarily suspended Sen. Ron Johnson again over COVID-19 “misinformation.” This time, he was suspended over remarks about COVID deaths and vaccine injuries.

“The updated figures today are 17,619,” Johnson said. “That is 225 times the number of deaths in just a 10-month period versus an annual figure for the flu vaccine. These vaccine injuries are real.”

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

Canadian Court Rejects Human Rights Violation Accusation Against Facebook

The British of Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has declined a complaint filed by a Facebook user claiming the platform discriminated against him on the basis of his sexual orientation. The provincial tribunal said that the case fell under the federal jurisdiction.

Ryan Elson filed a complaint with the tribunal in 2019 claiming that Facebook discriminated against him on the basis of sexual orientation.” Elson updated the complaint this year, claiming that Facebook retaliated against him for announcing his intention to file a human rights complaint.

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

Cyprus Charges Six With Terror for Alleged Plot to Kill Five Israelis

Cypriot authorities filed charges Friday against six suspects for allegedly planning to attack Israeli targets on the eastern Mediterranean island.

Among those charged was the main suspect, Orkhan Asadov, a 38-year-old Azerbaijani national. He and three Pakistanis indicted in the case are accused of plotting to visit Cyprus to commit acts of terror.

All but one of the suspects allegedly planned to kill five Israelis who live in Cyprus, according to the Politis daily.

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

France: Nationalism Makes a Comeback

Although the next French presidential election is months away, the way the media in Paris along with French chattering classes are behaving, one might think that we are on the eve of polling day.

Turn on any TV channel and open any newspaper and you are likely to run into oodles of speculation about the journey to the Élysée Palace.

One reason may be even the main one, for this premature interest is a 63-year old journalist who has cast himself as a modern version of the Prophet Jeremiah to depict gloom and forecasting doom for French democracy.

The man in question is Éric Zemmour, who has been lurking on the margins of French journalism, always in minor roles for almost three decades and, yet, is now entering as the rising star of French politics on the right or, as his enemies claim, the far right.

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

France: Municipality Covered Statue of Naked Woman to Avoid Offending Muslims

The principle is always and everywhere the same: in Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to Muslim sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to Muslim sensibilities.

“Why Did the Municipal Administration Cover Up the Volti Statue?,” translated from “Pour Quelles Raison La Mairie A —T-Elle Bchée La Statue de Volti?,” Le Hérisson du Confluent, November 11, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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

French Citizens Without Booster Shot Will be Locked Out of Parts of Society

French residents over the age of 65 will have their vaccine passports deactivated if they do not take the booster shot when they are eligible. The vaccine passport is required to access most entertainment and leisure venues.

The French government recently announced that booster shots are available. All people over 65 are eligible for the booster shots if it has been six months since their second dose of the vaccine.

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

Germany: Churches Criticized for Remaining ‘Incredibly Mute’ In the Face of ‘Muslim Contempt for Christians’

Ulf Poschardt is right, of course. The enterprise of mass Muslim migration must never be questioned or cast in a negative light, no matter what the migrants do.

“Anti-Christian crimes: EKD remains ‘incredibly mute,’“ translated from “Antichristliche Straftaten: EKD bleibt “unerhört stumm”,” Idea, November 9, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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

Muslim Convicted of Terrorism in Belgium and Turkey Arrested Trying to Enter Bulgaria

How many other jihadis have entered Europe without being caught?

“Convicted terrorist with links to Paris attacks mastermind arrested at Bulgarian border,” Euronews, November 12, 2021.

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

Spain Saw Highest Suicide Numbers Ever Recorded in Year of COVID Lockdown

In 2020, the first year of the Wuhan virus pandemic, Spain recorded nearly 4,000 people taking their own lives — the highest number recorded since records began in 1906.

Cases of suicide increased by 7.4 per cent overall in 2020 compared to the prior year, for a total of 3,941 people taking their own lives — an average of eleven people per day and the leading cause of unnatural death.

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

Twitter Decides Welsh Language is Offensive, Censors Academic

Twitter suspended a Welsh academic for posting a tweet about Welsh grammar in the Welsh language. The platform claimed that the tweet violated its rules against “hateful conduct.” It really didn’t.

On November 13, Dr. Sara Louise Wheeler, a guest researcher at Wrexham Glyndwr University, posted a harmless tweet about Welsh grammar in the Welsh language.

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

UK: Breaking: 1 Killed, 3 Arrested Under Terrorism Act After Car Explosion Near Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Three suspects were taken into custody Sunday under the Terrorism Act after one man was killed by a car explosion outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

Counter-terrorism police said three men, ages 21, 26, and 29, have been held in connection with the incident which occured at 11:00 am local time.

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

Bennett: ‘In Israel We Are Fighting a Very Visible Enemy, Radical Militant Islam’

The jihad imperative to “drive them out from where they drove you out” (Qur’an 2:190), even though it is not actually true regarding Israel, is not “radical” or “militant,” but mainstream. Bennett is nevertheless to be applauded for saying what most non-Muslim leaders do not dare to say

“Radical Islam seeks to ‘dominate the world,’ Bennett tells Christians,” World Israel News, November 12, 2021.

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

Bangladesh: Muslims Threaten Christian Family, Force Them to Leave Their Home, Steal Their Land

These Muslims, the “best of people” (Qur’an 3:110) have contempt for the Christians, “the most vile of created beings” (98:6). They know that in the perfect Islamic State, Christians would be paying jizya to them and submitting to their hegemony (cf. Qur’an 9:29). They know that police and law courts in Bangladesh are likely to be more sympathetic to them than to their victims. So there is no downside to this behavior.

“Muslim threatens Christian family in Chattogram in order to take their land,” by Sumon Corraya, Asia News, November 9, 2021 (thanks to Henry).

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

India: Muslim Poses as Hindu to Trap Minor Hindu Girl, Abducts and Rapes Her, Pressures Her to Convert

These “love jihad” incidents are motivated by supremacist assumptions. The idea is that the Muslim community will always grow at the expense of the non-Muslim community, and that because that is a good outcome, any means, including deception, may be pursued in order to attain it. Also, pressure is brought on Hindu women to convert because of the Qur’an: “And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you. And do not marry polytheistic men until they believe. And a believing slave is better than a polytheist, even though he might please you. Those invite to the fire, but Allah invites to paradise and to forgiveness, by His permission. And he makes clear his verses to the people that perhaps they may remember.” (Qur’an 2:221)

“Grooming Jihad in Surat: Malik Mohammad becomes Rahul Patel to trap a minor Hindu girl, arrested after he abducted and raped her,” OpIndia, November 6, 2021.

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

Malaysia Criminalizes Proselytizing, Christian Conversions; Violators Face Jail and Canings

“The northeastern Malaysian state of Kelantan has implemented amendments to its criminal code based on sharia law, banning about two dozen activities, including attempts of converting out of Islam. Violators could face prison, fines or canings.”

Imagine caning a person for his or her choice of religion. It’s a Sharia dictate in the religion of peace, in which genuine “diversity” and equality do not exist.

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

Pakistan: Muslim Abducts Christian Preteen, ‘Every Year 1,000 Christian and Hindu Girls Forced to Convert to Islam’

In the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, legal authorities are more likely to side with the perpetrator than with the victim. But the world is too preoccupied with “Islamophobia” to notice.

“A 12-year-old Christian girl abducted by a Muslim in Sahiwal,” by Shafique Khokhar, Asia News, November 11, 2021 (thanks to Henry).

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

Belarus Damaging Poland’s Border Fence, Attacking Guards With Lasers

Belarusian forces targeted Polish border guards with lasers and strobe lights, tried to destroy fencing and armed migrants with tear gas.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

EU Should Stop Harassing Hungary for Defending Europe’s Common Border

The European Commission should cease its rule of law proceedings against Hungary over Hungary’s defense of the EU’s common border, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga said after meeting EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders in Budapest.

Varga reiterated her country’s demand that the EU should have been obliged to finance the costs of the Hungarian border fence and to reimburse the related expenses. Furthermore, it would be appropriate to close the infringement proceedings initiated against Hungary for the management of migration, as they were initiated due to measures that protect not only the borders of Hungary, but also the borders of the whole of Europe from illegal immigration, Varga emphasized. Meanwhile, the only effective way to protect the border seems to be the fence, she added.

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

Exclusive: Poland is Braced for Major Attack by ‘Weaponised’ Migrants From Belarus TONIGHT…

New column of desperate Middle East refugees is headed to border after some were ARMED by dictator’s troops

Poland is braced for a major assault by migrants on its frontier with Belarus tonight after receiving intelligence of a huge build up of enemy troops.

Polish Border Force guards claim their Belarusian counterparts are issuing the thousands of stranded migrants with instructions, equipment and weapons to force their way into the EU.

The attack is believed to be planned for frontier at Kuznica, one of two main crossing points from Poland to Belarus.

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

Finnish Govt Warns Country Could Close Border Over Potential Migrant Surge

Finland’s Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo said that if it faces the same kind of migrant pressure as Poland and the Baltic States, the country could close its border.

Minister Ohisalo stated that Finland would close its border if subjected to the same sort of “hybrid warfare” many have accused Belarus of engaging in by sending migrants across its border with European Union member-states.

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

Immigrants to France Are Typically Low Skilled and Poorly Educated: Report

A study released by the French Council for Economic Analysis suggests that immigrants to France are typically low skilled and come mainly from only a few areas, such as North and sub-Saharan Africa.

France is lagging behind other countries in the search for skilled workers, according to the study, which notes that most immigrants to France are low-skilled and that there has been a decline in the number of professional immigrants — a trend that has accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic.

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

Migrants Attack Polish Police Officers With Stones on EU Frontier

Poland says a group of migrants who tried to cross the border from Belarus attacked Polish police with stones, hitting one in the head.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

More Than 600 Migrants Reach Italy by Sea From North Africa

ROME — More than 600 migrants, many of them Egyptians, arrived in southern Italy over the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday, defying stormy winter seas in search of a better life in Europe.

Italy has seen a sharp increase in boat migrants in recent weeks and the latest mass arrivals will put further pressure on Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s government to secure an agreement with European Union partners over how to deal with the influx.

Coastguards rescued some 300 men and boys overnight who were packed on a fishing boat off the southern toe of Italy. The group, almost all Egyptians, were brought ashore to the nearby port of Roccella Jonica.

Hours later, some 212 mainly Egyptian and Syrian migrants were taken off a second boat and brought to Roccella Jonica.

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

Poland Mulls Asking NATO to Hold Emergency Talks Amid Migrant Border Crisis With Belarus

Poland, Lithuania and Latvia are considering asking NATO to hold emergency talks as they struggle to manage a tense migration standoff on their borders with Belarus, the Polish prime minister said Sunday.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said he and his two Baltic counterparts are discussing whether to ask for such talks under the NATO treaty, which allows any ally to request consultations if it feels its territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened.

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

Poland Says 50 Migrants Broke Through Border “By Force” As Warsaw Urges NATO Help

Poland’s border police announced Sunday that about 50 migrants have made it across the border into the EU from Belarus after forcing their way through fences and barriers, amid a standoff which has seen multiple thousands of migrants and asylum-seekers set up camps just meters from Polish guards.

“Yesterday, before 5 p.m., around 50 people broke into Poland near Starzyna,” Podlaska police said Sunday. “All of the people were caught by Polish uniformed services and brought back to the border, Border Guard spokeswoman Katarzyna Zdanowicz told Polish state news agency PAP,” France24 details of the statement.

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

Return of the Jungle? Nearly 1,400 Migrants Enter New ‘Temporary’ Camp in Calais

Almost 1,400 migrants have entered a new “temporary reception centre” in Calais where the migrants are allowed to spend up to a day at a time, but leftist activists are demanding more.

The new temporary reception centre has accommodated around 1,400 migrants over the last week, according to the local prefecture in Calais — a popular launchpad for illegal migrants seeking to break into Britain.

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

Watch: Poland Warns Migrants Massed on Border ‘Force May be Used Against You’

Polish forces are warning Middle Eastern migrants massed on the Belarusian frontier that they may be met with force if they fail to follow their instructions.

Video from the crisis zone shared by Poland’s Ministry of the Interior and Administration shows loudspeakers warning migrants massed on the border in slightly broken English: “Attention, attention, attention, the police inform: if you don’t follow the orders, force may be used against you.”

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

Wrong Line of Work? UK Border Force Boss Says ‘Bloody Borders’ Are ‘Pain in the Bloody A**’

The outgoing chief of the British Border Force reportedly said that “bloody borders” are a “pain in the bloody a**” as the agency he leads continues to bring hordes of illegal boat migrants to Britain’s shores.

Paul Lincoln, who has served as the director-general of the Border Force since 2017, marked his departure with a speech maligning the very concept of borders themselves as he is set to step down from his £135,000-per-year position.

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

According to Facebook (Meta), the Metaverse Will be Censored

The Facebook executive spearheading the company’s virtual reality efforts hopes to create virtual worlds with “almost Disney levels of safety” but has also acknowledged that moderation “at any meaningful scale is almost impossible.”

Facebook’s parent company Meta is working on creating virtual reality worlds where people will socialize, work, game, and even do shopping using 3D avatars of themselves.

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