Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/31/2022

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, after withdrawing to an undisclosed location when the Freedom Convoy of truckers converged on Ottawa, has tested positive for COVID-19. Mr. Trudeau said he would not meet with the organizers of the truckers’ protest, presumably because he does not want to infect them with the Wuhan Coronavirus.

In other news, last November’s asylum applications for the European Union approached the record levels recorded during the migration crisis of 2016.

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USA
» “Think Twice Before You Vaccinate Your Kids”, Dr. Robert Malone Warns Parents on COVID-19 Shots
» Arrest Made in Investigation of Multiple ‘Suspicious’ Vehicle Explosions in Sacramento
» Biden’s Federal Reserve Nominee Backed Slavery Reparations
» California to Turn San Quentin’s Death Row Into a ‘Positive, Healing Environment’
» Embalmers Discover Strange, Rubbery ‘Worms’ In Bodies of the Jabbed
» Fake News: Spotify Hasn’t Lost $2 Billion Because of Neil Young
» Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Directs Millions to Funding State College’s Truck Driving Program
» Former Seattle Mayor, Officials, Considered Handing Over Police Precinct to BLM During 2020 Riots
» Gavin Newsom Defends Himself After He’s Busted Partying Maskless at NFL Game
» Georgetown Professor Placed on Administrative Leave After Blasting Biden’s Vow to Elect Black Woman to SCOTUS
» Hispanic Students Were Forced to Learn Critical Race Theory. They Hated it.
» Italo-American, 22, Stabbed to Death in New York
» Joe Rogan Responds to Spotify Outrage; “Many of the Things That We Thought of as ‘Misinformation’ Just a Short While Ago Are Now Accepted as Fact”
» Masks on Planes to Become Permanent Like Anti-Terror Rules
» Millionaire Book-Writer and Professional Board-Sitter Chelsea Clinton Attacks Substack Authors as “Grifters”
» MSNBC Host Mehdi Hasan: Non-Muslims and Atheists Are ‘Cattle, ‘ Compares Gays to Incestuous Pedophiles
» NYC School Teacher Who Suggested That Police Officers be Mowed Down by an SUV in an Act of ‘Reciprocity’ Loses Job
» Poll: Nearly 90% of Portland Residents Say Their Lives Are ‘Worse’ Under Left-Wing City Council
» Prosecutors: Clark County Deputy Mistook Vancouver Officer for Suspect Before Fatally Shooting Him
» Unmasked Students Face Immediate Suspension From Loudoun County Public Schools
» Video: CNN Labels Joe Rogan’s Millions of Listeners as ‘Less Enlightened’ Than Their Few Thousand Viewers
» Woke Spice Company Loses Customers After ‘Republicans Are Racist’ Campaign Backfires
 
Canada
» “Experts” Warning Against Convoy Extremism Have Left-Wing Connections
» Alberta Conservative MLA Calls for His Government to Drop Vaccine Passports
» Border Blockaders Settle in as Tensions With Police Rise at Coutts, Ab Crossing
» Breaking: Twitter Suspends Conservative Journalist Katie Daviscourt After She Shows Support for Trucker Convoy
» Canadian Official ‘Expects Police to Take Appropriate Action’ As Truck Convoy Blocks US-Canada Border Crossing
» Canada’s Justin Trudeau Gets COVID-19, As Vaccine Mandate Protests Go on
» Caucus Revolt: Tory MPs Sign Letter Calling for Leadership Review of Erin O’Toole
» Debunking Media Lies About the Truckers’ Freedom Convoy in Ottawa
» Dr. Jordan Peterson Tells Conservative Leaders to ‘Seize the Day’ For Truckers
» Eleven Ridiculous Convoy Stories Pushed by the Legacy Media
» Everything We Know So Far About the Nazi Flag Guy
» Ezra on Glenn Beck: ‘Freedom Convoy’ Eyewitness on Canada’s Shocking Anti-Protest Tactics
» Feds Purging or Rewriting 205 Monuments in Attempt to “Decolonize” Canada
» Hamilton’s Heartfelt Messages to the Truckers on Parliament Hill
» Interview: Maxime Bernier Calls Out Gov’t Leaders During Ottawa’s Massive Freedom Convoy Protest
» Justin Trudeau Tries to Distract From Anti-Mandate Trucker Protests With Ukraine Panic
» Ottawa City Councillor Demands Seizure of Truckers’ GoFundMe Donations
» Photo Gallery: Exclusive Images From Canadian Trucker Protest in Ottawa
» Poll Shows Majority of Canadians Now Want COVID Restrictions to End
» Quebec Conservative Party Leader Supports Truckers, Defends Their Right to Protest
» Truckers Convoy Shuns Mainstream Media During Press Conference
» Trudeau Calls Convoy Truckers “Tinfoil Hats, “ Says He Will Not Meet With Organizers
» Tucker Carlson: ‘Thank God for Rebel News’
» Zero Arrests All Weekend at Freedom Convoy in Ottawa
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria: Bioethicist: Mandatory Vaccines Should Also be Imposed for Measles and Flu
» Average British Families Will Now Pay Over £1 Million in Taxes During Lifetime
» Czechia: Prague Has the Highest Cost of Living in Central and Eastern Europe
» Europe’s Conservative Leaders Set Their Sights on Changing EU Treaties
» Excusive: ‘I Am Convinced Eric Zemmour Can Win the French Presidential Race’
» France: Marine Le Pen’s Campaign Secures €10.6 Million Lifeline Loan From European Bank
» France: Macron’s Presidency Has Been a ‘Social, Migratory and Security Failure,’ Claims Conservative MEP
» Germany: Two Police Officers Shot Dead During Traffic Stop, Suspects Escape
» Germany: ‘Meat Tax’ Up to 56% on Beef? Researchers Push Massive Increase in Meat Prices to ‘Save the Climate’
» Germany Backs Down on Threat to Ban Telegram
» ‘Huge Moment for Freedom’ UK Mandatory Vax for Health Workers Set to be Scrapped — Report
» Majority of Hungarians Approve of Conservative Presidential Candidate Katalin Novak, Polling Shows
» Most French Consider Themselves Right-Wing
» Poland Faces Challenge of an Ageing Population Combined With a Declining Birth Rate, 2021 Census Reveals
» Pope Francis: Taxation is an Important Tool for ‘Wealth Redistribution’
» UK: ‘I’m Sorry’: Boris Contrite in Face of ‘Partygate’ Report, But Comes Out Swinging for Starmer
» UK: Diversity Training Tells Teachers That Kids Aren’t ‘Racially Innocent’
 
Middle East
» Turkey’s Erdogan Threatens Media for Publishing Stories That Go Against the Country’s “Core Values”
 
Russia
» Latvian Archbishop: If Putin Attacks Ukraine ‘We Will be Next’
» U.S., Russia Clash at U.N. Security Council Over Ukraine; Moscow Says U.S. ‘Provoking’ Crisis
 
South Asia
» India: COVID Norm Violators Pay R40 Crore Fine
 
Far East
» Ivermectin Shows ‘Antiviral Effect’ Against COVID, Japanese Company Says
 
Australia — Pacific
» Protesters Gather in Front of Australian Parliament in Solidarity With Ottawa Truck Convoy
 
Immigration
» Canada: 2,800 Illegal Border Crossers Entered Through Roxham Road in December
» Canada: Judge Hands Refugee 44th Conviction, Asks Why He Has Not Been Deported
» Giorgia Meloni Slams Italy’s Open Borders as Hundreds More Migrants Arrives on Country’s Southern Islands
» Migrant Crisis 2.0: Asylum Applications in Europe Approach 2016 Levels
» UK: Asylum Seeker Spared Jail for Sex Attack on Woman With Learning Disability in Graveyard
» UK: Six Times as Many Migrants Crossed Channel by Boat in January as in Same Month Last Year as Numbers Jump From 223 to 1,341
 

“Think Twice Before You Vaccinate Your Kids”, Dr. Robert Malone Warns Parents on COVID-19 Shots

Authored by Mimi Nguyen Ly and Jan Jekielek via The Epoch Times

Dr. Robert Malone, a virologist and immunologist who has contributed significantly to the technology of mRNA vaccines, issued a strong caution for those who seek to have their children vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Think twice before you vaccinate your kids. Because if something bad happens, you can’t go back and say, ‘whoops, I want a do-over,’“ Malone told EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program in an interview, Part 1 of which premiered on Sunday.

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

Arrest Made in Investigation of Multiple ‘Suspicious’ Vehicle Explosions in Sacramento

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on felony charges linked to two potentially related incidences of “suspicious explosions” in unoccupied vehicles in California’s capital city, authorities said.

Sacramento police officials identified the suspect as Cody Wiggs, who was being held without bail Monday morning at the Sacramento County Jail, according to online jail records. Wiggs was arrested late Saturday night and booked at the jail on two felony counts of maliciously or recklessly possessing an explosive in public, which is a felony, according to the online records.

He is also facing a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, the records show.

Investigators seized two active pipe bombs along with additional undisclosed evidence linking Wiggs to a pipe bomb that was detonated in a residential neighborhood.

Police first responded to a report of an explosion on Sunday, Jan. 23, around 9:45 p.m. and “located an unoccupied vehicle with significant damage consistent with an explosion occurring inside the vehicle,” officials said in a statement…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Biden’s Federal Reserve Nominee Backed Slavery Reparations

President Joe Biden’s nominee for governor of the Federal Reserve has backed the idea of reparations, the controversial proposed policy of financial compensation for black Americans as a form of atonement for slavery and discrimination.

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

California to Turn San Quentin’s Death Row Into a ‘Positive, Healing Environment’

Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has just announced his plans to empty out the state’s famous San Quentin death row and turn it into a “positive, healing environment.”

A spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections told the press, “We are starting the process of closing death row to repurpose and transform the current housing units into something innovative and anchored in rehabilitation.”

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

Embalmers Discover Strange, Rubbery ‘Worms’ In Bodies of the Jabbed

Dr Jane Ruby spoke to embalmer Richard Hirschman for the Stew Peters Show on Thursday about “strange, rubbery” plugs found in the veins of deceased Americans. Hirschman took a number of photos of the “worms”, which were shown during the interview.

Many vaccinated people who end up on Hirschman’s cutting table have died of a heart attack or stroke. He took long, fibrous strings from one of the bodies. The red part looks like a normal blood clot, but the white fibrous material was not normal, Hirschman said.

The embalmer said a blood clot normally breaks apart easily when touched. “But this white stuff is pretty strong,” he explained. “It’s very pliable, it’s very hard. It is not normal.”

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

Fake News: Spotify Hasn’t Lost $2 Billion Because of Neil Young

A slew of reports claiming that Spotify has had $2 billion wiped off its market value because of the actions of Neil Young and others in opposing Joe Rogan’s content on the platform are fake news.

Variety and others ran headlines over the weekend like “Spotify Lost More Than $2 Billion in Market Value After Neil Young Pulled His Music Over Joe Rogan’s Podcast.”

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

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Directs Millions to Funding State College’s Truck Driving Program

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is directing millions of dollars to truck-driving education at Florida State College in Jacksonville. The governor made his announcement to tap the state’s Job Growth Grant Fund on Thursday, in apparent light of the truck convoy that was making its way down to Ottawa, Canada at the time.

While the announcement may simply be a coincidence, DeSantis highlighted the supply chain problems and a desire to attract more businesses to use Florida ports, which have not experienced the same bottlenecks as ports in California and other parts of the country.

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

Former Seattle Mayor, Officials, Considered Handing Over Police Precinct to BLM During 2020 Riots

The administration for the Democratic mayor of Seattle during the destructive, summer 2020 social justice demonstrations reportedly drafted legislation to give control of a city police precinct to the Black Lives Matter group.

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

Gavin Newsom Defends Himself After He’s Busted Partying Maskless at NFL Game

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) was caught partying maskless at an NFL playoff game on Sunday. On Monday, reporters called him out on it, and he tried to explain the incident away.

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

Georgetown Professor Placed on Administrative Leave After Blasting Biden’s Vow to Elect Black Woman to SCOTUS

Georgetown Law School placed an incoming professor on administrative leave after he deleted and apologized for a tweet that condemned President Joe Biden’s affirmative action commitment to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court, according to an email from Georgetown Law’s Dean.

Dean William Treanor sent an email to students on Jan. 31 announcing that the school placed CATO Scholar and incoming professor Ilya Shapiro on administrative leave after hearing the “pain and outrage” from the Georgetown community. Treanor said in his email that there was outcry “particularly from our Black female students, staff, alumni, and faculty” to remove Shapiro from his incoming role.

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

Hispanic Students Were Forced to Learn Critical Race Theory. They Hated it.

During the 2020 fall semester, Kali Fontanilla—a high school English language teacher working in the Salinas, California, school district—noticed that many of her students were failing one of their other classes: ethnic studies. This was at the height of the pandemic, and instruction was entirely online, leaving many students in the lurch. Still, Fontanilla thought it was odd to see so many Fs.

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

Italo-American, 22, Stabbed to Death in New York

Man, 19, arrested after fight outside Third Avenue eatery

(ANSA) — ROME, JAN 31 — A 22-year-old Italian-American, Anthony D’Onofrio, was stabbed to death in a fight outside a restaurant on Third Avenue in New York on Saturday night, local media reported Monday.

A 19-year-old man, Kevin Cuatlacuatl, has been arrested.

Born in Brooklyn of a Sicilian mother and a father from the province of Latina south of Rome, D’Onofrio dreamed of being a racing driver and earned his living driving tourist carriages in Central park, US media said.

It is the second fatal attack involving an Italian in New York in less than two months.

On December 2, Columbia University Italian student was stabbed to death not far from the campus of the elite New York university.

The dean identified the victim as Davide Giri, 30, a student doing post-doctoral research after graduating at the Politecnico University in Turin.

Giri was reportedly attacked at about 11 o’clock in the evening at the intersection between 123rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue, near Morningside Park.

He was reportedly on his way back home after a soccer match with his amateur team, the NY International FC.

His 25-year-old assailant, named by the New York Post as Vincent Pinkney, was arrested in Central Park. (ANSA).

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Joe Rogan Responds to Spotify Outrage; “Many of the Things That We Thought of as ‘Misinformation’ Just a Short While Ago Are Now Accepted as Fact”

Within hours of Spotify relenting to the media outrage over Joe Rogan and introducing an “content advisory” warning for some podcasts, Rogan posted a video to Instagram with his response.

In the video, Rogan apologized to those who felt offended and then made some interesting statements about the state of public discourse in today’s world and about why his show, which is the number one podcast in the world, is worth listening to.

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

Masks on Planes to Become Permanent Like Anti-Terror Rules

Budget airline Ryanair says that mask mandates on planes will become as ingrained as post-9/11 rules about liquids in carry on bags, suggesting they will basically become permanent.

The comments on face coverings were made by Neil Sorahan, the airline’s finance chief, who suggested rules put in place to fight COVID-19 will become fixed in a similar way to measures introduced after the terror attack on America in 2001.

“Masks will be something that will be with us for a while longer to come. If that is the price we have to pay for the next few months, into summer — it’s a small price to pay,” said Sorahan.

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

Millionaire Book-Writer and Professional Board-Sitter Chelsea Clinton Attacks Substack Authors as “Grifters”

Submitted by QTR’s Fringe Finance

Chelsea Clinton wants to talk about grifting. That’s just great.

The fruit, apparently, doesn’t fall that far from the global elitist narrative tree.

Perhaps looking to ride the coattails of those ganging up on “controversial anti-vaxx misinformation” (read: any uttered thought not handed down by Dr. Anthony Fauci from the heavens above) or perhaps looking to drum up support by her Twitter sycophants, Chelsea Clinton took to her Twitter account last week to lash out at Substack for providing a platform for free speech and for people to voluntarily subscribe to newsletters they’re interested in and willing to pay for.

Wow, sounds nefarious, Chelsea! Glad you stepped in.

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

MSNBC Host Mehdi Hasan: Non-Muslims and Atheists Are ‘Cattle, ‘ Compares Gays to Incestuous Pedophiles

MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan is under fire for recordings in which he compared gays to pedophiles and referred to non-Muslims as animals and cattle.

In one of the recordings, which resurfaced on social media after it was posted by conservative commentator and Human Events editor Jack Posobiec, the host of “The Mehdi Hasan Show” on MSNBC compared non-Muslims and atheists to “cattle” and included “homosexuals” in a long list of abhorrent behaviors and and categories that he claims are transgressive of Islam including pedophilia and bestiality. He referred to non-Muslims as “kaffir,” or infidel.

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

NYC School Teacher Who Suggested That Police Officers be Mowed Down by an SUV in an Act of ‘Reciprocity’ Loses Job

A New York City school teacher has been terminated from his position after he made a post calling for “reciprocity” against police officers who gathered during the week to mourn a slain police officer — and suggested that someone drive an SUV through New York’s finest in a manner akin to the Waukesha massacre, which saw dozens of people driven down by a domestic terrorist with Black supremacist ties.

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

Poll: Nearly 90% of Portland Residents Say Their Lives Are ‘Worse’ Under Left-Wing City Council

A poll released by the Portland Business Alliance on Friday found that the majority of Portlanders feel the quality of life in the Portland area is getting worse under a left-wing city council.

The poll, conducted by DHM Research, surveyed 500 registered voters in the tri-county area, including the City of Portland, Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington. The findings showed that 88% of voters believed the quality of life is getting worse, marking a 49% increase since 2017.

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

Prosecutors: Clark County Deputy Mistook Vancouver Officer for Suspect Before Fatally Shooting Him

The 20-year-old man whose chase through Battle Ground, Washington, on Saturday culminated in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Vancouver police officer by a Clark County sheriff’s deputy is being held in jail on $5 million bail, court officials decided on Monday.

Julio Cesar Segura may face charges of first-degree attempted murder, attempt to elude, possession of a stolen vehicle, first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. Segura made a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on Monday.

The most serious of those charges stem from what occurred after the chase, when Segura reportedly tried to enter the home of Vancouver officer Donald Sahota, 52. He fought with Sahota in the officer’s driveway, according to investigators, then stabbed him and ran into Sahota’s home where his wife remained.

A Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to the scene and mistook the officer, who was carrying his service weapon, for the suspect, prosecutors said in court Monday.

The deputy, who has not been named, fired several shots from a rifle, striking Sahota, investigators said. Sahota died at the scene and Segura was taken into custody…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Unmasked Students Face Immediate Suspension From Loudoun County Public Schools

Submitted By Terri Wu of The Epoch Times

Refusal to wear a mask in school will result in immediate suspension, effective Feb. 2, a school principal in the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) district in Virginia told unmasked students last week.

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

Video: CNN Labels Joe Rogan’s Millions of Listeners as ‘Less Enlightened’ Than Their Few Thousand Viewers

In a broadcast virtually no one watched, CNN talking heads and CNN’s potato head Brian Stelter had a ‘debate’ about Joe Rogan’s podcast causing ‘big problems’ for Spotify, and declared that all of Rogan’s millions of listeners are basically idiots.

Weaselly ‘reporter’ Oliver Darcy, who will not relent until everything apart from CNN is censored and banned, compared Rogan’s audience to fat unhealthy people who choose to eat junk food rather than stay healthy.

Writer Kat Rosenfield went one further and labelled Rogan’s entire global audience as stupid.

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

Woke Spice Company Loses Customers After ‘Republicans Are Racist’ Campaign Backfires

Milwaukee-based Penzeys Spices held a “Republicans are racist weekend” sale over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend this month. The campaign wound up backfiring on the retailer of spices and costing the company customers.

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

“Experts” Warning Against Convoy Extremism Have Left-Wing Connections

While Canadians across the country have thrown their support behind the Truckers for Freedom Convoy, True North has discovered that some of the “experts” warning against “extremists” within the protest have long been affiliated with far-left organizations.

Two such voices are Kurt Phillips and Peter Smith, both with the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN). They told various news outlets that Canadians should be wary of the convoy’s ultimate goals and activities.

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

Alberta Conservative MLA Calls for His Government to Drop Vaccine Passports

Alberta United Conservative Party MLA Peter Guthrie made a request to his own party’s government on Wednesday to eliminate its vaccine passport system.

“We are now approaching two years dealing with COVID, and the time is well upon us to make a life beyond restrictions,” said Guthrie in a Facebook video. “To move away from divisive policies and begin healing this province.”

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

Border Blockaders Settle in as Tensions With Police Rise at Coutts, Ab Crossing

The nation’s capital isn’t the only place being ground to a halt by trucks. The Coutts, Alberta border crossing with Sweetgrass, Montana is being blockaded by Canadian truckers opposing COVID-19 restrictions.

Sunday night Rebel News sent a two men crew, Kian Simone and Sydney Fizzard from Calgary to gather first hand reports from the scene as police and tow trucks mobilize to clear the blockade. The two reporters have been the only media allowed in to witness police negotiations with the blockaders who have been prevented from receiving supplies and medicine from supporters. Police, however, have been allowing mainstream media into the site of the blockade.

Due to the way the police are kettling the truckers into one location, Syd and Kian are cut off from their car. If they leave, they won’t be permitted to come back.

Kian and Syd joined me via Skype from the border blockade at Coutts to tell us what they’re seeing.

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

Breaking: Twitter Suspends Conservative Journalist Katie Daviscourt After She Shows Support for Trucker Convoy

Despite the increasing amounts of acceptance for the trucker convoy protest in Ottawa, Canada, big tech platforms such as Twitter have decided to crack down on people’s inspiration from the cause.

Feeling inspired by the Canadian trucker convoy protest, Katie Daviscourt of The Post Millennial suggested that the movement came to Seattle as well.

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

Canadian Official ‘Expects Police to Take Appropriate Action’ As Truck Convoy Blocks US-Canada Border Crossing

Update (1550ET): At least 100 truckers are blocking the Canadian border between Alberta and Montana for a third day in protest of vaccine mandates — and Canadian officials are beginning to freak out.

On Sunday, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney called for an end to the blockade, saying in a statement: “Canadians have a democratic right to engage in lawful protests. I urge those involved in this truck convoy protest to do so as safely as possible, and not to create road hazards that could lead to accidents or unsafe conditions for other drivers.”

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

Canada’s Justin Trudeau Gets COVID-19, As Vaccine Mandate Protests Go on

Jan. 31 (UPI) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he has a breakthrough case of COVID-19 and protests of vaccine mandates continued at Canada’s capital.

Trudeau, who was fully vaccinated last year and received a booster dose earlier this month, CBC News reported, announced his diagnosis in a press conference.

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

Caucus Revolt: Tory MPs Sign Letter Calling for Leadership Review of Erin O’Toole

35 Conservative MPs have signed a letter calling for the leadership review of party boss Erin O’Toole.

The letter would require Conservative MPs to vote as soon as Wednesday’s caucus meeting.

Sources told the Globe and Mail that at least 63 of the 119 Conservative MPs are ready to vote against O’Toole.

Two CPC sources have also confirmed to True North’s Candice Malcolm that the vote count is over 60.

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

Debunking Media Lies About the Truckers’ Freedom Convoy in Ottawa

On last week’s episode of The Gunn Show, Sheila Gunn Reid was joined by Cory Morgan, assistant opinion editor at the Western Standard to discuss the truckers’ Freedom Convoy, the controversy about the GoFundMe campaign to support the truckers, and Cory’s new talk show Triggered.

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

Dr. Jordan Peterson Tells Conservative Leaders to ‘Seize the Day’ For Truckers

In a two-minute video he posted Monday, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson calls out the inaction of Provincial and Federal conservative leaders and demands they “seize the day.”

Recording from his tour stop in Miami, Dr. Peterson said, “I’ve been watching what’s happening in Canada over the last 10 days, or months before that too, wondering what’s going on and trying to think it through.”

“I thought I’d make a video message to Premier Scott Moe and Jason Kenney and Doug Ford and [the] leader of Her Majesty’s loyal opposition Erin O’Toole and ask you guys, what in the world are you waiting for? It’s your moment,” Dr. Peterson said.

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

Eleven Ridiculous Convoy Stories Pushed by the Legacy Media

Canadian legacy media outlets have been spinning themselves in circles trying to discount and defame the massive Freedom Convoy protest.

First, they ignored the convoy altogether.

Then, they pretended the truckers were protesting bad road conditions.

Then, something amazing happened. The convoy took on a life of its own, grew beyond anything anyone could have predicted and inspired and united the nation.

In response, legacy media journos are doing their best to discredit, denigrate and delegitimize the truckers and their supporters.

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

Everything We Know So Far About the Nazi Flag Guy

The Freedom Convoy has arrived in Ottawa, and their positive and hopeful message has inspired freedom-loving people all over the world.

Unfortunately, much of the legacy media coverage has not focused on the optimistic story about the truckers, the groundswell of support they received and the many communities across Canada who have united and rallied behind their cause. Instead, the media has chosen to focus on two or three men flying egregious flags.

Two or three men flying racist flags should not taint an entire movement. But actual Nazis should be named, shamed and driven out of the Freedom Convoy movement. We need to know who these individuals are and why they are trying to harm the reputation of hard-working Canadians using their democratic right to hold a peaceful protest.

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

Ezra on Glenn Beck: ‘Freedom Convoy’ Eyewitness on Canada’s Shocking Anti-Protest Tactics

Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck to discuss the ongoing trucker protests:

Ezra Levant, Founder of Rebel News, witnessed firsthand the immense support ‘Freedom Convoy’ truckers received from Canadians throughout the nation and specifically in Ottawa. But the anti-protest tactics used by both Canadian police forces and government officials (like Castro super-fan President Justin Trudeau) are just like the tactics used in Venezuela today, Levant says. Truckers with all kinds of backgrounds are tired of their overbearing government mandating rules that just don’t make sense. Levant explains how their stand against that government has formed a new coalition of Canadians — onetime Trudeau voters included — who are tired of the ‘bully state.’

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

Feds Purging or Rewriting 205 Monuments in Attempt to “Decolonize” Canada

The Trudeau government has committed itself to purging or rewriting hundreds of historical plaques and monuments commemorating Canadian history in a revisionist attempt to “decolonize” the country.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, this means that a tenth of federal historical landmarks erected since 1919 are going to be revised or completely removed.

The purges will include “major political figures” like Canada’s first prime minister Sir. John A. Macdonald, those “associated with Residential School history” and anybody “associated with the eugenics movement.”

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

Hamilton’s Heartfelt Messages to the Truckers on Parliament Hill

This past weekend, I attended a protest in Hamilton, Ontario’s City Hall that was held in solidarity with the Freedom Convoy that drove to Ottawa in a stand against vaccine mandates across the country.

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

Interview: Maxime Bernier Calls Out Gov’t Leaders During Ottawa’s Massive Freedom Convoy Protest

On Saturday January 29, 2022 the Canadian truckers’ Freedom Convoy — consisting of tens of thousands of transport trucks from all corners of the nation — began to converge on Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, while hundreds of thousands of supporters came out to protest in the city’s downtown, centred on Parliament Hill.

There was an incredible degree of non-stop noise on the scene (honk).

The message from truckers and protesters was clear: End the COVID mandates. Lift the restrictions. Respect the people’s rights, return their freedoms and let them govern their own lives.

The truckers with whom I spoke all vowed to remain parked blocking the streets of Ottawa “as long as it takes” until their demands of an end to restrictions are met.

While MPs were instructed by parliamentary security to hide (from the incredibly peaceful and polite crowd of protesting Canadians) and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself fled to an “undisclosed location,” only a handful of politicians were on scene to speak with the people and hear their concerns.

One among them was Maxime Bernier, leader of the federal People’s Party of Canada, who gave a speech to the colossal crowd Saturday afternoon. I caught up with him immediately after he concluded his remarks for a quick interview.

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

Justin Trudeau Tries to Distract From Anti-Mandate Trucker Protests With Ukraine Panic

The government of far-left Prime Minister Justin Trudeau withdrew nonessential personnel from Canada’s embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, this weekend and sent the nation’s defense minister to the capital to discuss an alleged potential Russian invasion of the country.

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Ottawa City Councillor Demands Seizure of Truckers’ GoFundMe Donations

Ottawa City Councillor Mathieu Fleury said that the $9 million raised for the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa should instead be directed to the costs of policing.

“This morning I have asked the city manager and city solicitor to immediately launch court proceedings targeting the millions of dollars in funds frozen by GoFundMe so Ottawa taxpayers are not left holding the bag for these protests,” said Fleury in a tweet Monday that appears to now be deleted.

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Photo Gallery: Exclusive Images From Canadian Trucker Protest in Ottawa

What was it like to be in the middle of last weekend’s protest in Ottawa, as truckers and others descended on Canada’s capital in the “Freedom Convoy” to protest the government’s vaccination mandate?

FreightWaves reporter Nate Tabak was on the scene and filed the stories below. He also captured several images from street level in a demonstration that had law enforcement agencies on alert.

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Poll Shows Majority of Canadians Now Want COVID Restrictions to End

A new poll is suggesting that the percentage of Canadians who believe COVID-19 restrictions should end has leapt from 40% to 54% in less than a month.

The latest poll, which was conducted by Angus Reid between Jan. 27 and 28, suggested that more than half (54%) of all Canadians strongly agree or agree that it is time to end restrictions and “let people self-isolate if they are at risk.”

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Quebec Conservative Party Leader Supports Truckers, Defends Their Right to Protest

Quebec Conservative Party (QCP) leader Eric Duhaime says he supports truckers and other protesters who have gathered in Ottawa to demand an end to public health restrictions.

In a press conference at the National Assembly on Monday — on the eve of the return to Parliament — Duhaime said he supported many of their demands.

He applauded the truckers for doing “what others should have done long before,” including business groups, the courts and civil rights advocates, he said.

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Truckers Convoy Shuns Mainstream Media During Press Conference

The Freedom Convoy held its first press conference Sunday, with three of its lead members, organizers Tamara Lich, Benjamin Dichter, and Chris Barber, bashing the mainstream media and taking quetions only from independent journalists.

The massive convoy over the weekend rallied outside Canada’s Parliament in Ottawa and has grown considerably in scope since its start. Truckers from the United States have joined the viral cause, as well as Indigenous groups.

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Trudeau Calls Convoy Truckers “Tinfoil Hats, “ Says He Will Not Meet With Organizers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged from a secure location on Monday to denounce the thousands of truckers and their supporters rallying in Ottawa as “tinfoil hats” whose behaviour has disgusted him.

“And to Canadians at home,” Trudeau said, “watching in disgust and disbelief at this behaviour, wondering how this could have happened in our nation’s capital after everything we’ve been through together — this is not the story of our pandemic, of our country, of our people.”

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Tucker Carlson: ‘Thank God for Rebel News’

Tucker Carlson offered praise for Rebel News’ coverage of the pandemic on his show Monday night.

After showing Rebel reporter Lincoln Jay’s interview with a protester who denounced a counter-protester’s sign asserting that the Freedom Convoy was racist, an act Carlson described as “one of the most humiliating scenes ever caught on tape,” the Fox News host said “Thank God for Rebel News. Maybe you think Fox is an anomaly in the United States, how’d you like to be Rebel News?”

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Zero Arrests All Weekend at Freedom Convoy in Ottawa

Ottawa Police have reported zero arrests at the Freedom Convoy and Rally on Parliament Hill this weekend, this despite Justin Trudeau and several journalists warning that the protests would be violent and even suggesting that the truckers were domestic terrorists.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators exercised their democratic rights by protesting government overreach and demanding their freedoms back.

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Austria: Bioethicist: Mandatory Vaccines Should Also be Imposed for Measles and Flu

A prominent bioethicist has suggested that health authorities should consider expanding vaccine mandates to cover illnesses other than COVID-19 such as measles and influenza.

The comments were made by Christiane Druml, lawyer and chair of the Austrian federal Bioethics Commission.

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Average British Families Will Now Pay Over £1 Million in Taxes During Lifetime

The average British household will pay more than £1 million during their lifetime in taxes to the government, meaning that they would have to work for eighteen years just to pay off their tax bill.

Research from the low-tax campaign group the Taxpayers Alliance released on Monday has claimed that for households earning the average annual income of £60,194, their lifetime bill to the government now stands at £1.1 million.

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Czechia: Prague Has the Highest Cost of Living in Central and Eastern Europe

Praguers have the highest cost of living across 50 monitored cities in Central and Eastern Europe, current data from the global database Numbeo has revealed.

Other Czech cities such as Brno, Olomouc and Ostrava finished in the top ten in the ranking of expensive life, whilst other nation’s capitals such as Bratislava, Warsaw, and Budapest also occupied top ten positions.

Numbeo regularly analyzes data across European cities, comparing statistics on the cost of living in Central and Eastern Europe based on rental prices, food, services, transport, and also the salaries of the local population.

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Europe’s Conservative Leaders Set Their Sights on Changing EU Treaties

The European Union’s treaties need changing, and the continent’s conservatives are working on proposals to make that objective a reality, according to an anonymous source cited by portal wPolityce.pl who took part in the Saturday meeting of right-leaning parties in Madrid.

“There is a danger that mainstream parties will try to impose solutions on half of Europe’s citizens which the inhabitants do not want. Therefore, we must present an alternative, and we are working on that alternative,” the source said.

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Excusive: ‘I Am Convinced Eric Zemmour Can Win the French Presidential Race’

An exclusive interview with the leader of the French Christian Democratic Party, Jean-Frédéric Poisson, who was the first to join Éric Zemmour last fall by renouncing his own candidacy in the upcoming presidential election in France

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France: Marine Le Pen’s Campaign Secures €10.6 Million Lifeline Loan From European Bank

National Rally leader Marine Le Pen was in dire straits, facing the prospect of running a bid for president without any funding, but that has now all changed as a “European bank” has pulled through with a €10.6 million loan.

As with previous elections, Le Pen struggled to find money to fund her campaign, as every French or European bank refused to lend to her. Although it remains unclear at this time which bank lent the money this time around to Le Pen’s National Rally, the move comes after she was forced to take out a loan from a Russian-owned bank during the last election.

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France: Macron’s Presidency Has Been a ‘Social, Migratory and Security Failure,’ Claims Conservative MEP

Should the French re-elect President Emmanuel Macron, the country would slip out the world’s ten most powerful countries, conservative politician Brice Hortefeux has claimed.

“The reality, as it is, is the failure of Emmanuel Macron,” Hortefeux told political talk shows on Europe 1 and CNews.

“It is a social failure — I remind you of the Yellow Vests who are not gone, and a single match could restart them; it is a migratory failure — throughout its history, our country has never received so many migrants on its territory; it is a security failure, because we now know that thefts have increased, violence has increased by 18 percent, clashes have increased by 60 percent.”

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Germany: Two Police Officers Shot Dead During Traffic Stop, Suspects Escape

A manhunt is underway after two police officers from the Kusel police district in western Germany were shot dead during a routine traffic stop in the early hours of Monday morning.

A 29-year-old policeman and a 24-year-old policewoman were killed.

They were able to radio to colleagues, “They’re shooting,” prior to their deaths after spotting dead game in the vehicle the shooters traveled in. As a result of this knowledge, authorities are seeking more than one individual.

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Germany: ‘Meat Tax’ Up to 56% on Beef? Researchers Push Massive Increase in Meat Prices to ‘Save the Climate’

A group of environmental economists based in Berlin claim the environmental impact of livestock farming is not yet reflected in the price of meat and have called for massive tax increases on all meat products.

According to researchers from the TU Berlin’s Chair of Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, livestock is responsible for 13 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and demand that per capita meat consumption be reduced, arguing that without a decrease in consumption, it will be impossible to “attain greenhouse gas neutrality.”

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Germany Backs Down on Threat to Ban Telegram

A German minister’s crusade against Telegram seems to be over before it ever really started; not so long ago, Interior Minister Nancy Faeser threatened to ban the encrypted messaging app in Germany because it was used as a tool of communication by anti-lockdown activists.

Even though this may not be getting widely reported by mainstream media in Germany, and elsewhere, anti-lockdown gatherings are quite frequent, and those behind them like to use independent and secure apps like Telegram to organize and coordinate.

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‘Huge Moment for Freedom’ UK Mandatory Vax for Health Workers Set to be Scrapped — Report

The UK government reportedly looks set to scrap mandatory vaccination for healthcare workers across the country, in what amounts to a massive U-turn on COVID policy.

A requirement for healthcare workers in the United Kingdom to be vaccinated against the Chinese Coronavirus in order to keep their jobs looks set to be scrapped, according to reports by a number of government sources.

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Majority of Hungarians Approve of Conservative Presidential Candidate Katalin Novak, Polling Shows

With just over a month before the Hungarian parliament is set to elect the country’s new president, conservative presidential candidate Katalin Novak has the approval of the majority of Hungarians, a survey from the Szazadvég think tank has revealed.

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Most French Consider Themselves Right-Wing

French people are interested in but suspicious of politics, want more democracy, and are an increasingly right-wing electorate. This is the landscape in which the candidates for the April presidential election evolve according to the barometer of political confidence, carried out by the Center for Political Research of Sciences Po (Cevipof) from a large panel of 10,500 people questioned by OpinionWay, which Le Figaro published exclusively.

The main takeaway? The French political climate remains weighed down by mistrust. After two years of a major health crisis, “weariness” and “distrust” are the two words that best express the state of mind of the population. From the memory of a political scientist — this barometer has existed since 2009 — the French have never said they are so suspicious of politics (37 percent), which equals a 14-point increase compared to May 2021.

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Poland Faces Challenge of an Ageing Population Combined With a Declining Birth Rate, 2021 Census Reveals

The 2021 Polish census showed a slight decrease in the country’s population compared to a decade ago, the head of Statistics Poland (GUS) Dominik Rozkrut has revealed.

According to the 2021 census, 38.2 million people lived in Poland at the end of March 2021. This is a 330,000 decrease — just shy of 1 percent — on the results of the 2011 census.

The Polish population was split between 48.5 percent of men and 51.5 percent of women, a similar gender split to that shown 10 years ago. The slightly larger female population has been attributed to women having a longer average lifespan in Poland.

Statistics Poland warned however that there had been significant changes in the age structure of Polish population.

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Pope Francis: Taxation is an Important Tool for ‘Wealth Redistribution’

ROME — Pope Francis met with a delegation from Italy’s internal revenue service Monday, praising them for their work and holding up taxation as a necessary tool for redistribution.

Modern tax collectors are often looked upon with suspicion just as they were in the times of Jesus, the pontiff said, but they provide an essential service to the common good by redistributing wealth.

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UK: ‘I’m Sorry’: Boris Contrite in Face of ‘Partygate’ Report, But Comes Out Swinging for Starmer

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the house “I’m sorry” in the wake of the publication of the long-anticipated Sue Gray report, but switched immediately to a combative tone when facing the leader of the opposition, telling Labour leader Starmer that he had failed to prosecute notorious VIP paedophile Jimmy Saville while serving as Director of Public Prosecutions.

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UK: Diversity Training Tells Teachers That Kids Aren’t ‘Racially Innocent’

A number of teachers in the UK have been told that children as young as seven years old are not ‘racially innocent’ during mandatory diversity training.

During classes described as “Racial Literacy 101” sessions, a number of UK-based teachers have been told that kids as young as seven should not be thought of as “racially innocent”.

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Turkey’s Erdogan Threatens Media for Publishing Stories That Go Against the Country’s “Core Values”

Observers fear that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan might be preparing for another round of censorship of the country’s media, now that he has issued a warning to domestic outlets not to show content which he said goes against Turkey’s “core values.”

Erdogan chose to react via the Official Gazette, Reuters reported, and focus his message on the need to “think of the children.” The president called for legal measures to be put in place as a way to protect the country’s culture, and make sure children are not negatively influenced by what he considers “harmful content” in all types of media.

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Latvian Archbishop: If Putin Attacks Ukraine ‘We Will be Next’

Latvian Archbishop Zbigniew Stankiewicz warned this weekend if Putin invades Ukraine, there is nothing to stop him from continuing further west into Eastern and Central Europe.

“If Vladimir Putin attacks Ukraine, we — the Baltic states — will be next, and then Poland too,” said Stankiewicz, the archbishop of Riga, Latvia’s capital. “

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U.S., Russia Clash at U.N. Security Council Over Ukraine; Moscow Says U.S. ‘Provoking’ Crisis

Jan. 31 (UPI) — Russia clashed fiercely with the United States on Monday at a United Nations Security Council meeting convened to address the crisis in Ukraine, where Moscow has placed thousands of troops and spurred fears of an invasion.

U.S. officials requested the Security Council meeting as a move by the international community to dissuade Russia from any plans of invading Ukraine.

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India: COVID Norm Violators Pay R40 Crore Fine

Visakhapatnam: Despite steep increase in Covid-19 cases, it seems a lot many people are not bothered by the ongoing third wave in Andhra Pradesh as the number of Covid-19 violations continues to mount in the state.

The state has so far collected R39.99 crore from the violators of Covid-19 appropriate behaviour. In the last one week alone, 63,290 violators were caught in Andhra Pradesh. These violations range from not wearing masks in public places and flouting social distancing norms to social gatherings in excess of permissible strength, public consumption of tobacco, night curfew violations, etc.

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Ivermectin Shows ‘Antiviral Effect’ Against COVID, Japanese Company Says

TOKYO (Reuters) — Japanese trading and pharmaceuticals company Kowa Co Ltd on Monday said that anti-parasite drug ivermectin showed an “antiviral effect” against Omicron and other coronavirus variants in joint non-clinical research.

The company, which has been working with Tokyo’s Kitasato University on testing the drug as a potential treatment for COVID-19, did not provide further details. The original Reuters story misstated that ivermectin was “effective” against Omicron in Phase III clinical trials, which are conducted in humans.

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Protesters Gather in Front of Australian Parliament in Solidarity With Ottawa Truck Convoy

Submitted by Daniel Teng of The Epoch Times

Hundreds of protestors have gathered in front of Australia’s Parliament House in solidarity with the massive Convoy to Ottawa that converged on the Canadian capital around the weekend of Jan. 29.

Calls for a similar movement have been echoing Down Under for days, and on Jan. 31, a crowd organised under a “Convoy to Canberra” campaign gathered in front of the national legislature, according to videos circulating on social media.

The crowd can be heard chanting, “What do you want? Freedom! When do we want it? Now!” One individual addressed the crowd saying they had “every right to be here peacefully.”

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Canada: 2,800 Illegal Border Crossers Entered Through Roxham Road in December

New statistics reveal that 2,800 illegal border crossers entered Canada through Roxham Road in December, only one month after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced its reopening.

According to CTV News, that’s nearly a threefold jump since November, which saw 832 crossings at the controversial crossing.

On Nov. 22, Trudeau reopened the unauthorized point of entry to refugee and asylum claimants after it was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Border officials reported that only 96 people were admitted at Roxham Road in October.

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Canada: Judge Hands Refugee 44th Conviction, Asks Why He Has Not Been Deported

A Niagara area judge is questioning why a violent refugee who has received more than 40 convictions since arriving from Syria has not been deported, according to the Niagara Falls Review.

“He has lived a life in Canada of persistent criminality,” said Judge Joseph De Filippis in the Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines on Thursday. “As an aside, and respectfully, I don’t understand why he’s still in Canada.”

Mohammed Al-Samaneh, a 32-year-old man who came to Canada as a Syrian refugee, has 44 convictions for multiple violent crimes such as assault and forcible confinement. Al-Samaneh had been placed on the National Flagging System, which identifies high-risk, violent criminals.

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Giorgia Meloni Slams Italy’s Open Borders as Hundreds More Migrants Arrives on Country’s Southern Islands

Hundreds of illegal immigrants are once again flocking to the Italian island of Lampedusa as the country continues to experience another winter of discontent, the leader of the national-conservative Brothers of Italy party, Giorgia Meloni has claimed in a social media post.

Meloni wrote in her social media post that “hundreds of illegal immigrants are coming to Lampedusa and that while the Rome government is imposing more and more restrictions on the Italians, our borders remain open as before to mass illegal immigration.

“Italy needs a government capable of defending its own borders: the incompetent must leave as soon as possible,” the Brothers of Italy (FdI) leader added.

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Migrant Crisis 2.0: Asylum Applications in Europe Approach 2016 Levels

Last November, the second-highest number of asylum applications in European countries since 2016 was reported by the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA), with the largest group of applicants from Afghanistan.

Member states of the European Union, together with Norway and Switzerland, recorded 71,400 asylum applications last November, the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) stated in a report. It is the second-highest figure in one month since 2016, when the biggest refugee crisis occurred in Europe.

The November numbers are almost identical to those of last September. However, those were extraordinarily high as they included requests for evacuation from Kabul after the Taliban took power in Afghanistan.

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UK: Asylum Seeker Spared Jail for Sex Attack on Woman With Learning Disability in Graveyard

An asylum seeker has been spared jail in the United Kingdom despite admitting guilt to a heinous sexual assault on a victim with learning disabilities in a churchyard.

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard how Jeyhun Zeynalov, 34, originally from Azerbaijan, met his victim as she went out to buy candy from a local shop in the Shelton area of the city back in the summer of 2017, before leading her to the grounds of a local church and assaulting her despite her protestations.

The court heard how father-of-three Zeynalov pulled down his victim’s top and began licking her breasts. When he attempted to unzip her jeans, she fled the scene and went home to tell her mother.

Zeynalov initially pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault, claiming it was consensual. He only entered a guilty plea in March 2021.

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UK: Six Times as Many Migrants Crossed Channel by Boat in January as in Same Month Last Year as Numbers Jump From 223 to 1,341

Six times as many migrants crossed the Channel by boat this month compared with the same period last year.

UK authorities intercepted or rescued 1,341 people, making the perilous journey in 46 boats.

That compares to 223 in 15 boats last year and just 87 in eight boats during the first month of 2020.

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10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/31/2022

  1. Hatred of whites makes the professor resign

    Published 31 January 2022 at 18.14
    Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson has left the University of Toronto. This is because he no longer sees any future for his white students – no matter how talented they are.

    In an article in the National Post, the acclaimed professor has now announced the decision to leave his university position.

    He explains that the dominant “diversity ideology” is destroying the education system and, by extension, society as a whole.

    “My qualified and highly educated heterosexual white male doctoral students have almost zero chance of being offered research positions, despite outstanding scientific credentials,” writes Jordan Peterson.

    Instead, these services go to “minorities”, in accordance with the current diversity program.

    Jordan Peterson also notes that there are not enough qualified non-white people to fill the need for “diversity” that universities consider themselves to have. This leads to a large proportion of new researchers actually being unqualified, which hits hard on the quality of the scientific work.

    “This, combined with the abolition of objective testing, has compromised the universities so much that it can hardly be overestimated. And what happens at the universities eventually colors everything,” writes Jordan Peterson.

  2. The truckers seem to be in the situation of the dog that managed to catch the car. Now that he has caught it, what is he going to do with it?

    • They really need to play up the cowardice of Baby Doc. Ridicule is a highly effective weapon against such a buffoon, and should try to make such a fool of him for his refusal to face his countrymen that a vote of no confidence is brought.

      Baby Doc wants to turn the protesters into a bunch of fascists and racists, so there should be every effort made to turn him from a “leader” of the country into a laughingstock and humiliate him for running away.

  3. Trudeau is acting like another cowardly weasel British Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown who refused to come out of hiding claiming he was ill. HA HA

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