Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/23/2022

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a press conference to announce that since Canada was no longer in an emergency, he was cancelling his invocation of the Emergencies Act. The Senate was on the verge of voting down Mr. Trudeau’s action, and his reversal was reportedly an effort to pre-empt a Senate vote.

In other news, the vaccine passports of four million French citizens have expired, due to their failure to get their booster shots in a timely manner.

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Financial Crisis
» CBS Earns Blistering Ratio for Trying to Blame US Inflation on Ukraine Situation
 
USA
» 7-Year-Old Boy Allegedly Choked, Put in Restraint Hold, Thrown Across Room for Not Wearing Mask in School
» Adults in Chicago No Longer Required to Wear Masks to Bars, But Kids Will Still Have to Wear Them All Day at School
» AP-NORC Poll: Most in US Oppose Major Role in Russia Strife
» Boston Mayor Drops Vaccine Passport Just Hours After Conservative Group Files Lawsuit
» Democrat Rep. Gallego Who Never Held a Private Sector Job Calls for Seizing Trucks From Freedom Convoy Truckers and Redistributing Them to Other Businesses
» Florida House Advances $200 Million Defunding of School Districts That Forced Masking Despite Ban
» ‘Hero to Zero’: Daily Caller Documentary Tells Stories of First Responders, Teachers Persecuted for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine
» Judge: Sarah Palin Seeks New Trial in Defamation Lawsuit
» Just 36% of Americans Approve of How Biden Has Handled Putin’s Ukraine Standoff and Only 40% Have Faith in His Foreign Policy, Another Dire Poll Shows
» Lead Prosecutors Abruptly Quit Trump Investigation
» Milwaukee’s ‘Dancing Grannies’ Preparing for Comeback After Waukesha Parade Attack
» More Evidence COVID Was Tinkered With in a Lab? Now Scientists Find Virus Contains Tiny Chunk of DNA That Matches Sequence Patented by Moderna Three Years Before Pandemic Began
» NYC Mayor Adams Suggests Relaxing Mandates
» On Eve of CPAC, Ron DeSantis Targets George Soros
» Pentagon Approves Deployment of National Guard Troops for DC Trucker Convoy Protest
» Pritzker Continues Battle Over Masks in Schools, Appeals Case to Illinois Supreme Court
» Rogan: Biden is “Basically a Shell” and “Can’t Talk Right Anymore”
» Soros-Backed Prosecutor Seeks Collaboration of Financial Sector to Push Gun Control
» Soros Donated $250,000 to Fiscal Sponsor of Louisville Group Who Bailed Out Attempted Murderer
» Tucker Carlson Wonders ‘Why Should Americans Hate Putin’?
» USWNT, U.S. Soccer Federation Settle Equal Pay Lawsuit for $24 Million
» Video: Reporter Asks “What Happened?” After Pointing Out Biden Promised to Stop Putin’s Threats 2 Years Ago
» Wyoming Senate Passes Critical Race Theory Ban
 
Canada
» A Look Inside Trudeau’s Militarized No-Go Zone in Ottawa
» B.C. Now Firing Government Employees Put on Leave Over COVID Shots
» Breaking: Nova Scotia Announces Plan to Drop Vax Passport System
» Breaking: Trudeau Ends Use of Emergencies Act
» Canadian News Sites to Sue Police After Journalists Pepper-Sprayed During Ottawa Crackdown
» Canadian Bishop Goes After Abp. Viganò for His ‘Mistaken’ Support of Freedom Convoy
» City of Ottawa Votes to Change Valentine’s Day to March 14 After Trucker Protests
» Evil: Threatening Posters Listing the Names and Personal Info of Hacked GiveSendGo Convoy Donors Appear All Over the Streets of Ottawa Following Trudeau’s Vicious Crackdown
» Freedom Protestors Were Demonized Despite Being ‘Peaceful’ And ‘Patriotic’: Conservative Senator
» Freedom Protesters Rescue CBC Journalists From Icy Ditch
» Good News: Church in the Vine in Edmonton Has More COVID Charges Withdrawn
» Google Maps Location Data of Freedom Convoy Donors Posted Online
» Leaked: Canadian Border Services Agency Monthly Newsletter Decries White Fragility
» Liberals Went Haywire After New York Times Said Cops Drew Guns on Ottawa Protesters
» Official: It’s ‘Possible’ Canada Froze Bank Accounts of Freedom Convoy Supporters
» Ontario Securities Commission Reports Two Crypto CEOs to RCMP
» Ontario Police Investigate Officers Who Allegedly Donated to Freedom Convoy
» ‘Ottawa in 2022 or East Berlin in 1946’: David Menzies on the Freedom Convoy Aftermath
» Ottawa Protester: Tyrants Mandating Deadly COVID Vaccines Will ‘Stand Before God and Give an Account of What They’Ve Done to Innocent People Throughout the Land’ (Video)
» Police Targeting Our Journalists During Freedom Convoy Crackdown
» Police Publish Footage of Axe-Wielding Mob Attack on Canadian Pipeline
» Police Clear Convoy Truckers From Sites Away From Ottawa’s Downtown
» Thousands of People, Hundreds of Trucks Ignore Emergencies Act to Convoy in Edmonton
» Trudeau Government Says $20 Donation to Convoy Enough to Freeze Account
» Trudeau’s ‘Anti-Hate’ Bill Will Allow People to Preemptively Report Canadians for ‘Hate Speech’
» University Professor Fired for Questioning Woke Narratives
» University Denies Same Jab Exemption Upheld by Canadian Armed Forces
» Vaccine-Injured Woman From B.C. Breaks Her Silence
» What is She Doing?
» What it’s Like for Indie Journalists Covering the Ottawa Protests: David Menzies With Ezra Levant
 
Europe and the EU
» 4 Million French Discover Their Vaccine Passport Has Expired Because They Didn’t Get the Latest Booster
» Board Member of Large German Health Insurance Company Sounds the Alarm: Side Effects of COVID Vaccines Much Higher Than Official Reports
» Climate Activists Blockade Entrances to Three German Airports
» English Football Match Hit With Yet Another ‘Medical Emergency’
» French Tennis Star Gael Monfils Blames Booster Shot for His Health Problem Resulting in Withdrawal From Tournament
» Germany: Scientists Call for an Immediate End to ‘Gain-of-Function’ Research
» Guest Stuns Joe Rogan With Details on How World Economic Forum Infiltrates World Governments
» Iceland to Lift All COVID Restrictions on Friday
» Ireland Looks to Pass Media Law Pushing Climate Change Propaganda
» No More Forced Masks: Ireland to Dump Almost All Remaining COVID Rules
» Poland Lifts Lockdown From March 1st, But Mask Mandates Remain
 
Russia
» Breaking: Putin Orders Special Military Operation in Ukraine
» Ukraine State of Emergency Bans ‘Mass Gatherings’, Could Impose Curfews
» Why I Blame the Arrogant, Foolish West: Our Response to This Crisis in Ukraine Has Been to React With Mistrust and Abuse, And With Blatant Attempts to Worsen the Situation, Writes Peter Hitchens
 
South Asia
» India: Blast at Hetero Drugs’ Nakkapalli Unit, Two Killed
 
Far East
» Chinese Media Outlet Accidentally Leaks Directive to Publish Only Pro-Russia, Anti-West Content on Ukraine Invasion
» Nolte: Hollywood Blacklists Richard Gere Over China Criticism
» UK Government Privately Believes Chinese Coronavirus Likely Leaked From Wuhan Lab: Report
 
Immigration
» Defense Minister: Hungary’s Troops to Continue Border Protection
» Hungary: Van Packed With Dozens of Migrants Slams Into House
» One of Ireland’s Largest Hotels Closes to Become Asylum Centre Just Months After Opening
» Ukraine’s Neighboring Countries Fear an Influx of Ukrainian Refugees
 
Culture Wars
» Middle School Teacher Secretly Recorded Telling Students to Blur the Line of Gender Until it ‘Disappears’
» UK: Shocking: Metaverse App Allows Allows Kids to Visit Strip Clubs, View Simulated Sex
 

CBS Earns Blistering Ratio for Trying to Blame US Inflation on Ukraine Situation

When legacy media outlets shill for an administration ahead of midterms, the propaganda is usually delivered in a semi-believable headline that doesn’t cause readers to immediately call bulls***.

Not CBS…

In a late Tuesday tweet, the network asserted that “The U.S. economy has been hit with increased gas prices, inflation, and supply-chain issues due to the Ukraine crisis.

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

7-Year-Old Boy Allegedly Choked, Put in Restraint Hold, Thrown Across Room for Not Wearing Mask in School

Days after security guards in Lowry Public Elementary School allegedly assaulted a father who refused to send his son to school in a mask, a special ed teacher allegedly put his 7-year-old son in a restraint hold and threw him across the room.

On February 18, Anthony Chavez received a call from the principal asking him to pick his son Chase up from school. A student who regularly began bullying Chase after he stopped wearing a mask in class destroyed Chase’s Lego creation during recess.

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

Adults in Chicago No Longer Required to Wear Masks to Bars, But Kids Will Still Have to Wear Them All Day at School

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced that mask mandates for many indoor spaces will be lifted next week — but not in schools.

People will also no longer be required to show proof of vaccination at places like bars and restaurants.

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

AP-NORC Poll: Most in US Oppose Major Role in Russia Strife

WASHINGTON — A new poll indicates there’s little support among Americans for a major U.S. role in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, even as President Joe Biden warns that Americans will pay a price when it comes to oil and gas prices.

Biden has acknowledged a growing likelihood that war in Eastern Europe would affect Americans, though he has ruled out sending troops to Ukraine. Gas prices in the U.S. could rise in the short term. And Russian President Vladimir Putin has a range of tools he could use against the U.S., including cyberattacks hitting critical infrastructure and industries.

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

Boston Mayor Drops Vaccine Passport Just Hours After Conservative Group Files Lawsuit

BOSTON, Massachusetts (LifeSiteNews) — Conservative advocacy group Make Americans Free Again (MAFA) is claiming victory after the mayor of Boston announced she would ditch the city’s discriminatory COVID vaccine passport scheme shortly after the group filed a federal lawsuit challenging the rule.

In a Friday press release, the Ohio-based conservative group noted that Boston’s Democrat Mayor Michelle Wu dropped her city’s discriminatory COVID passport scheme hours after an attorney funded by MAFA filed a lawsuit in a Massachusetts District Court.

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

Democrat Rep. Gallego Who Never Held a Private Sector Job Calls for Seizing Trucks From Freedom Convoy Truckers and Redistributing Them to Other Businesses

Democrat Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) called for seizing of trucks from the upcoming Freedom Convoy protesters and redistributing them to other businesses.

Gallego has never worked in the private sector.

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

Florida House Advances $200 Million Defunding of School Districts That Forced Masking Despite Ban

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (LifeSiteNews) — Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis endorsed slashing $200 million in education funding from a dozen counties that defied the state’s ban on mask mandates in public schools, adding that parents deserve compensation for the harms done to children by such mandates.

The Tallahassee Democrat reported that the House gave preliminary approval to the penalty as part of a $105.3 billion state budget for the coming year. Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Leon, Alachua, and Volusia would be among the impacted counties.

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

‘Hero to Zero’: Daily Caller Documentary Tells Stories of First Responders, Teachers Persecuted for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

Daily Caller field reporter Jorge Ventura has released a new documentary, titled “Hero To Zero,” which tells the stories of first responders and teachers who were placed on unpaid leave or fired for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

During the height of the pandemic, the mainstream media praised police officers, firefighters, and nurses as heroes protecting society through a public health crisis.

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available to the general public, inoculation has become a term of employment, leaving non-complying laborers, educators, and healthcare workers vilified based on a personal medical decision.

California, demanding a vaccinated workforce, became the first state in early August to mandate vaccination for healthcare workers, after they’ve worked throughout the COVID-19 shutdown while residents were forced to quarantine.

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

Judge: Sarah Palin Seeks New Trial in Defamation Lawsuit

NEW YORK — A Manhattan judge said Wednesday that lawyers for Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are seeking a new trial on her defamation claims against The New York Times, along with his removal from the case.

U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff made the disclosure during a brief telephone conference with lawyers.

Rakoff said in an order last week that jurors knew before delivering their verdict against Palin earlier this month that he had ruled against her as a matter of law the previous day.

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

Just 36% of Americans Approve of How Biden Has Handled Putin’s Ukraine Standoff and Only 40% Have Faith in His Foreign Policy, Another Dire Poll Shows

President Joe Biden continues to garner low marks for his tenure in the Oval Office as a new poll shows Americans’ faith in his foreign policy has dropped during the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Only 40% of voters approved of Biden’s handling of foreign affairs, a new Gallup poll found, while a low 36% gave the president’s a thumbs up for his handling of Russia’s threat to Ukraine.

The numbers track with Biden’s low marks for his handling of the economy and the COVID pandemic — all of which have contributed to his a steep decline in his overall approval rating since he took office a little more than a year ago.

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

Lead Prosecutors Abruptly Quit Trump Investigation

The two prosecutors leading the Manhattan DA’s investigation into former President Trump and his business abruptly resigned on Wednesday — after having mysteriously stopped presenting evidence to a grand jury a month ago, according to the New York Times, citing people with knowledge of the matter, and suggesting the future of the high-stakes inquiry has been thrown into “serious doubt.”

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

Milwaukee’s ‘Dancing Grannies’ Preparing for Comeback After Waukesha Parade Attack

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Three months ago, a suspect drove his sport utility vehicle through the Waukesha Christmas Parade, killing six people and injuring 60 others.

Four of the victims were part of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies. Virginia “Ginny” Sorenson, Leanna “Lee” Owen, Wilhelm “Bill” Hospel and Tamara Durand were those killed in the group.

“It was unbelievably awful,” Holly Habeck, a retired Dancing Granny told ABC affiliate WISN 12.

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

More Evidence COVID Was Tinkered With in a Lab? Now Scientists Find Virus Contains Tiny Chunk of DNA That Matches Sequence Patented by Moderna Three Years Before Pandemic Began

Fresh suspicion that Covid may have been tinkered with in a lab emerged today after scientists found genetic material owned by Moderna in the virus’s spike protein.

They identified a tiny snippet of code that is identical to part of a gene patented by the vaccine maker three years before the pandemic.

It was discovered in SARS-CoV-2’s unique furin cleavage site, the part that makes it so good at infecting people and separates it from other coronaviruses.

The structure has been one of the focal points of debate about the virus’s origin, with some scientists claiming it could not have been acquired naturally.

The international team of researchers suggest the virus may have mutated to have a furin cleavage site during experiments on human cells in a lab.

They claim there is a one-in-three-trillion chance Moderna’s sequence randomly appeared through natural evolution.

But there is some debate about whether the match is as rare as the study claims, with other experts describing it as a ‘quirky’ coincidence rather than a ‘smoking gun’.

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

NYC Mayor Adams Suggests Relaxing Mandates

On Wednesday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams suggested to reporters that he has plans to roll back the city’s vaccine and mask mandates as key metrics continue to drop across the state.

Although he didn’t give an exact timeline for when these policies would end. He told reporters at an unrelated press conference that rescinding the Key to NYC vaccination requirement is a top priority, according to the New York Daily News.

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

On Eve of CPAC, Ron DeSantis Targets George Soros

‘Soros … spends massive sums of dark money to elect extremist Democratic candidates nationwide.’

Gov. Ron DeSantis is slated for a speech Thursday afternoon at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando and in his last fundraising email before that address, his campaign team went after a familiar target.

“Another Soros-funded cycle” takes issue with George Soros and his continued backing of left-of-center candidates and movements.

“Soros is dumping more than $125 million into a special PAC aimed at defeating Republicans this November,” read the email signed by “Team DeSantis.”

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

Pentagon Approves Deployment of National Guard Troops for DC Trucker Convoy Protest

By Katabella Roberts of Epoch Times

Hundreds of National Guard troops have been deployed in Washington, D.C. to help deal with trucker convoy protests that are set to start this week, officials have said.

The Department of Defense (DOD) said that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the deployments of the guards, which had been requested by the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and U.S. Capitol Police (USCP).

“The people who live, work and visit the District are part of our community, and their safety is our first mission priority,” Maj. Gen. Sherrie L. McCandless, D.C. National Guard commanding general, said in a statement to news outlets.

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

Pritzker Continues Battle Over Masks in Schools, Appeals Case to Illinois Supreme Court

The state of Illinois has appealed a Feb. 17 decision from the 4th District Appellate Court which effectively rejected state rules requiring masks in schools.

The appellate court ruling left in place a temporary restraining order from a lower court that bars about 170 school districts around Illinois from enforcing COVID-19 mitigations required by the state. These include vaccination rules for teachers and staff, mask requirements and guidelines for “exclusion” — the practice of telling students and staff to stay home if they’ve been exposed to COVID-19.

The restraining order also voided several administrative rules governing these mitigations.

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

Rogan: Biden is “Basically a Shell” and “Can’t Talk Right Anymore”

Joe Rogan asserted this week that anyone who now cannot see that Joe Biden is cognitively “basically a shell” is “out of their ing mind.”

Speaking with Coleman Hughes on his podcast, Rogan emphasised that Biden is “basically a shell, you know, cognitively. And the fact that that took a long time for people to admit, that was one of the things that people were saying that I was a Trump supporter during the election because I said I would vote for Trump before I would vote for Biden.”

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

Soros-Backed Prosecutor Seeks Collaboration of Financial Sector to Push Gun Control

Why would someone who abhors the criminal justice system run for its highest office in the most populous county in the United States?

By the looks of things in Los Angeles, the answer is to pursue a radical political agenda and to turn the full weight of a very large and powerful bureaucracy against its principal’s political and ideological enemies.

Earlier this month, Los Angeles County Prosecutor George Gascón sent letters to American Express, Visa, and Mastercard, urging them to ban use of their platforms for the online purchase of what the letters called “ghost gun kits.” The letters did not define this term in detail, but the effort is clearly aimed at products that allow consumers to make their own firearms for personal use, a practice that is lawful under federal law and dates back to the founding of the country.

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

Soros Donated $250,000 to Fiscal Sponsor of Louisville Group Who Bailed Out Attempted Murderer

The legal fund responsible for bailing out a Black Lives Matter activist charged with attempted murder in Louisville has financial ties to liberal billionaire George Soros, who has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to Democratic causes.

The Louisville Community Bail Fund, which is a “fiscally sponsored project” of the Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ), bailed out Quintez Brown, 21, after he was arrested and charged for the attempted murder of Jewish Democratic mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg last Monday. Brown was released two days later after the fund posted the required $100,000 to bail him out, where he will be kept on house arrest.

The Alliance for Global Justice, a liberal advocacy group that has received scrutiny for aiding Palestinian terrorism and supporting the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, received $250,000 in 2020 from the Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS), a grantmaking arm of Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF), according to the group’s 990 tax forms. The $250,000 contribution was designated to “catalyze Black communities into the global movement for climate justice.”

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

Tucker Carlson Wonders ‘Why Should Americans Hate Putin’?

During a monologue on his Fox News show, Tucker Carlson wondered why Americans should hate Vladimir Putin, asking if he was responsible for problems such as the fentanyl crisis, creating a global pandemic, or jobs in the U.S. being shipped abroad.

Carlson made the comments following a fresh round of media hysteria after Russia sent ‘peacekeeping troops’ to rebel held areas in Donetsk and Luhansk.

Doubling down on his ‘why should I care?’ narrative, Carlson explained how the “patriotic duty to hate Vladimir Putin” was just another left-wing elitist obsession.

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

USWNT, U.S. Soccer Federation Settle Equal Pay Lawsuit for $24 Million

Players from the United States women’s national team have settled their class action equal pay lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) for a total of $24 million, the two sides announced in a court filing on Tuesday.

In settling the suit, the players will receive a lump sum payment of $22 million. This amount will be distributed in a manner proposed by the USWNT players and approved by the District Court. U.S. Soccer will also pay an additional $2 million into an account to benefit the USWNT players in their post-career goals and charitable efforts related to women’s and girls’ soccer. Each player will be able to apply for up to $50,000 from this fund.

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

Video: Reporter Asks “What Happened?” After Pointing Out Biden Promised to Stop Putin’s Threats 2 Years Ago

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy once again revealed the failings of the current administration, pointing out that Biden promised in 2019 to put a halt to Vladimir Putin’s threats against the U.S. and Russia’s neighbours in Europe.

Doocy quoted Biden in 2019 saying “Putin knows that when I am president of the United States his days of tyranny and trying to intimidate the United States and those in Eastern Europe are over.”

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

Wyoming Senate Passes Critical Race Theory Ban

A bill that would bar the teaching of critical race theory in Wyoming schools easily passed the Senate on Wednesday and now must make it through the House of Representatives.

Without explicitly using the term “critical race theory” in the text, the current version of Senate File 103 seeks to disallow Wyoming schools from teaching that racism is systemic or inherent to a group of people in any way.

“No person is inherently racist….solely by virtue of his race or sex,” the bill reads in part.

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

A Look Inside Trudeau’s Militarized No-Go Zone in Ottawa

The Trudeau government used excessive force and violence to remove a group of peaceful and unarmed protesters in Ottawa. They created a No-Go Zone.

Police explicitly told journalists to leave the area, and they threatened to arrest anyone found walking down the street in Ottawa.

How is any of this legal? It isn’t.

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has condemned this behaviour, saying that: “time and time again, Canadian courts have ruled against exclusion zones and other limits on the press.”

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

B.C. Now Firing Government Employees Put on Leave Over COVID Shots

It’s a week of reckoning in British Columbia as hundreds of health-care workers and public employees are now being terminated after being forced onto unpaid leave last year by provincial COVID vaccine mandates.

The firings in B.C. come even as provinces across Canada continue to drop COVID restrictions, including Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, who announced today that their vaccine passport programs would end this month.

B.C. is now the only province that has not signalled definitively when any of its vaccine policies will end. The province — which does not allow rapid testing — has among the most stringent vaccine mandates in the country, if not the world.

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

Breaking: Nova Scotia Announces Plan to Drop Vax Passport System

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston said on Wednesday that the remaining restrictions in the province will be lifted on March 21 if all things “Stay on course.”

“This is significant, and I know as much as this is the news so many have been waiting for there are many, many others who are extremely nervous by that news,” Houston said during a press conference.

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

Breaking: Trudeau Ends Use of Emergencies Act

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday that the government will end its use of the Emergencies Act.

‘We were very clear that the use of the Emergencies Act would be limited in time. When we envoked it, it would be in place for up to thirty days, but we said that we would lift it as soon as possible,” the prime minister said.

“We’ve held updates and briefs with ministers and officials every day… And today, after careful consideration, we’re ready to confirm that the situation is no longer an emergency,” he said. “The federal government will be ending the use of the Emergencies Act.”

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

Canadian News Sites to Sue Police After Journalists Pepper-Sprayed During Ottawa Crackdown

(LifeSiteNews) — Independent conservative Canadian news site True North has announced it plans to sue the Ottawa Police after one of their journalists was allegedly pepper-sprayed by officers while covering the crackdown on Trucker Convoy protestors in the country’s capital city.

In a February 18 tweet, True North journalist Andrew Lawton, host of the Andrew Lawton Show, said he had been pepper-sprayed by police officers despite being “several feet away from their front line” and having “obeyed every order to move back.”

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

Canadian Bishop Goes After Abp. Viganò for His ‘Mistaken’ Support of Freedom Convoy

GATINEAU, Quebec (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau, Quebec, said in a tweet Sunday that Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s assessment of the Freedom Convoy movement in Canada was “fabricated” and “mistaken.”

Gatineau is the city adjacent to Ottawa, on the border of Quebec and Ontario. The two cities comprise the National Capital Region of Ottawa-Gatineau, with Gatineau being home to many who work and go to school in Ottawa.

Viganò released a letter wherein he lent his support to the Freedom Convoy movement and the resistance to the Great Reset and COVID tyranny in Canada.

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

City of Ottawa Votes to Change Valentine’s Day to March 14 After Trucker Protests

Residents of Ottawa will be unfortunate enough to have to go through another Valentine’s Day, after Ottawa city council unanimously approved a motion to hold the celebration again.

Due to the freedom convoy protests in the city’s core throughout much of February, the city decided that it would need another day for lovers to properly celebrate the holiday.

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

Evil: Threatening Posters Listing the Names and Personal Info of Hacked GiveSendGo Convoy Donors Appear All Over the Streets of Ottawa Following Trudeau’s Vicious Crackdown

The situation in Canada is looking more and more like Germany, circa 1930s.

In the past week, Trudeau first gave himself practically limitless emergency powers in an unprecedented move, then he froze bank accounts, then his henchmen were sent in to crush the people’s grassroots uprising, and now, after the city has been cleared, an unknown individual or group is publicly doxxing the names and personal info of their fellow citizens who dared to contribute money to the trucker convoy.

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

Freedom Protestors Were Demonized Despite Being ‘Peaceful’ And ‘Patriotic’: Conservative Senator

Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says that freedom convoy protestors have been demonized, but that participants were “friendly” and “patriotic.”

Batters says that participants were unfairly framed as miscreants by Ottawa’s “chattering class,” saying that she never felt safer walking home” from her office at night.

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

Freedom Protesters Rescue CBC Journalists From Icy Ditch

While reporting on a demonstration camp near Arnprior, Ontario, CBC senior reporter Ashley Burke and her crew discovered that freezing rain is nothing to scoff at.

According to tweets sent out by Burke, a CBC van slid into a ditch beside the protesters’ camp. That’s when a demonstrator named Tyson Garneau, decked out in “Defund the CBC” attire, pulled the team out of a ditch.

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

Good News: Church in the Vine in Edmonton Has More COVID Charges Withdrawn

The church, led by the pastoral duo of Rodney and Tracy Fortin, became one of the early religious objectors to COVID lockdowns not only on places of worship but society at large. The pair did their best to keep people safe but did not police their congregation on behalf of the bio-medical police state.

This bold stance to honour the rules of God over the government put the Fortins on the sinner’s list of Alberta Health Services. Officials tried to enter and inspect the church during services but Tracy became a defacto bouncer, barring the door to protect the sanctity of worship.

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

Google Maps Location Data of Freedom Convoy Donors Posted Online

Precise Google Maps locations of people in Ontario, Canada who donated to the Freedom Convoy was posted online as a result of the GiveSendGo hack that was incited by the media.

Following the legacy media-led demonization of the Canadian truckers and their supporters, the names of 90,000 people who donated to the cause were leaked.

Now a Google Maps link was posted, “pointing to locations of donors throughout the Canadian province, with each pin listing their names, donor ID, email address, and the amount they donated, including those as low as $10,” reports Breitbart.

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

Leaked: Canadian Border Services Agency Monthly Newsletter Decries White Fragility

The February iteration of the Canadian Border Security Agency’s newsletter was penned by the organization’s Forward Together team: Johanne Charest, regional director general of Canada Border Service Agency’s Atlantic Region; Charlotte Demers-Doiron, champion, employment equity, diversity and inclusion; Kim Beals, Atlantic representative of the CBSA anti-racism task force; Taylor Olie, anti-racism ambassador.

This edition of the newsletter is all about race: white fragility, white saviourism and white solidarity. Though the newsletter promises to be “anti-racist”, it makes some sweeping statements and broad assumptions about the psyches of all white people based on skin colour, like these excerpts below:

  • “when confronted about race, white people are highly fragile because one will feel that their sense of decency and moral good — not to mention the deeply-engrained sense of superiority — is being threatened.”
  • “White fragility often looks like anger, fear or guilt bubbling to the surface, or behaviours such as argumentation, silence or withdrawal from the situation.”

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Liberals Went Haywire After New York Times Said Cops Drew Guns on Ottawa Protesters

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, we looked at the social media meltdowns after the New York Times accurately stated that police in Ottawa had drawn guns while clearing out the trucker protest.

Here’s a bit of what Ezra had to say:

“But there were pictures right in that New York Times article of guns.

“Why are Canadian journalists trying so hard to get the Times to NOT report something. Even if the Times were wrong, which it obviously isn’t, why are these Canadian journalists reporting about the Times instead of reporting about the news? Why are they anti-reporting, un-reporting, counter-reporting?”

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Official: It’s ‘Possible’ Canada Froze Bank Accounts of Freedom Convoy Supporters

A Canadian parliament committee met Tuesday to discuss the implementation of the Emergencies Act, with one official admitting it was possible bank accounts of small donors to the Freedom Convoy were frozen.

The Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance held a meeting on the use of the Emergencies Act by the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Ontario Securities Commission Reports Two Crypto CEOs to RCMP

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has reported a number of cryptocurrency exchange executives to police for speaking out against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act to quash protests.

Both Kraken CEO Jesse Powell and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong were flagged to the police by the OSC.

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Ontario Police Investigate Officers Who Allegedly Donated to Freedom Convoy

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced on Wednesday that it has started an internal investigation over allegations that some OPP officers may have donated to the fundraiser for the anti-Wuhan coronavirus restriction Freedom Convoy protests.

The officers were allegedly identified as part of a leak of hacked fundraiser data from the crowdfunding website GiveSendGo by the left-leaning Toronto Star newspaper published this week.

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‘Ottawa in 2022 or East Berlin in 1946’: David Menzies on the Freedom Convoy Aftermath

On yesterday’s Rebel News Daily Livestream, David Menzies joined Sheila Gunn Reid and Katherine Krozonouski live from Ottawa in the aftermath of police enforcement against the Freedom Convoy.

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Ottawa Protester: Tyrants Mandating Deadly COVID Vaccines Will ‘Stand Before God and Give an Account of What They’Ve Done to Innocent People Throughout the Land’ (Video)

The countless number of healthy young people have died after receiving a Covid vaccine and everyone responsible for their deaths “will stand before God and give an account of what they’ve done to innocent people,” warns Alvin, a demonstrator supporting the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa.

After posting a photograph of a family member on a light pole, Alvin explained how the 39-year-old healthy, woman died within four days of receiving a Covid vaccine.

“This woman here is my sister’s son’s ex-wife. She took the shot on Oct 13 and by Oct 17 she was dead,” he told the Gateway Pundit. “She took the shot. Why? Because she wants to travel. So, she comes home. She sleeps all day Friday — all day sleeping.

“Saturday she gets up and she’s stumbling around. She is going, ‘I need to go to the hospital, I need to go to the hospital.’ Her boyfriend said, ‘Nah. whatever.’ That afternoon they had to rush her in by ambulance. By Sunday morning, she was dead — 39-years-old.”

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Police Targeting Our Journalists During Freedom Convoy Crackdown

On yesterday’s Rebel News DAILY Livestream, Sheila Gunn Reid and Katherine Krozonouski discussed the shocking police actions from this past weekend in Ottawa, where Rebel News journalists Alexa Lavoie and Guillaume Roy were pepper-sprayed by police. Alexa was also shot at point-blank range by a riot control gun and struck three times with a baton by police Saturday morning. Her assault was caught in her livestream broadcast to Twitter and watched by hundreds of thousands of people.

Rebel News is helping Alexa sue the Ottawa police for her assault. To donate to her legal fund, please visit StandWithAlexa.com.

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Police Publish Footage of Axe-Wielding Mob Attack on Canadian Pipeline

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Houston, British Columbia, has released footage of an attack on a gas pipeline construction site by extremists that caused millions of dollars worth of damages last week.

The footage was released by the RCMP in hopes that members of the public will be able to identify those who took part in the attack, which took place last week on Thursday, February 17, in a rural area of northern BC. The first video showed two people armed with axes walking to a vehicle. Several construction vehicles were heavily damaged in the attack at the Coastal Gas Link (CGL) camp near Houston.

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Police Clear Convoy Truckers From Sites Away From Ottawa’s Downtown

After the heavy-handed law enforcement to dismantle the demonstration on Friday and Saturday on Parliament Hill, police officers went after other supplies sites around the city.

Sunday night around 5:00pm, police went to Coventry Road where one site was. They had warned demonstrators that by 4:30 pm, if people and trucks were remaining on scene they would move in, and this is what happened. Police did block the main road and a lot of resources of police came to the site for towing trucks and arresting the few people who were still present. Most of them had left already.

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Thousands of People, Hundreds of Trucks Ignore Emergencies Act to Convoy in Edmonton

The Saturday afternoon anti-COVID-19 mandate protesters also ignored the local honking ban brought in by Edmonton mayor Amarjeet Sohi, Trudeau’s former natural resources minister.

The Liberals announced Monday the feds would be invoking the Emergencies Act, an extreme measure supposed to be reserved for 9/11 level attacks or natural disasters beyond the level of provincial authorities to respond. The EMA gives authorities extraordinary powers to outlaw peaceful protests, and seize assets, bank accounts, and trucks of those involved or supporting in the demonstrations deemed illegal.

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Trudeau Government Says $20 Donation to Convoy Enough to Freeze Account

Banks across Canada have frozen Canadians’ accounts to the tune of nearly $8 million after the Trudeau government ordered a crackdown on the freedom convoy’s financial support.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, the Department of Finance said during a Commons finance committee meeting that even a $20 donation could lead to consequences.

“It would be unlikely that someone who gave $20 three weeks ago or even $20 post-February 15 would have been captured by a freeze. It’s not impossible,” said assistant deputy finance minister Isabelle Jacques.

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Trudeau’s ‘Anti-Hate’ Bill Will Allow People to Preemptively Report Canadians for ‘Hate Speech’

Proposed hate speech legislation would allow people to take others to court if they suspect that someone will post content deemed hateful online.

Bill C-36 states that “a person may, with the Attorney General’s consent, lay an information before a provincial court judge if the person fears on reasonable grounds that another person will commit (a) an offence under section 318 [advocating genocide] or subsection 319” [inciting or promoting hate, promoting hatred].

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University Professor Fired for Questioning Woke Narratives

Professor Frances Widdowson, who dared to question the Black Lives Matter movement and even argued on an academic basis that despite overwhelming negatives there were some positive outcomes as a result of residential schools, was fired following complaints from other staff and after an online petition calling for her termination received over 6,000 signatures.

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University Denies Same Jab Exemption Upheld by Canadian Armed Forces

A fourth year nursing student has been de-rostered from her university classes for the intolerable act of making her own informed medical choices.

Katherine Bishop was set to complete her final year at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. She was completing a bachelor of science in nursing and was president of the Laurentian University Nursing Student Association (LUNSA).

Most recently, Katherine had been invited to an interview at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, a next step of which would have been admission into the medical school; a goal that she has been working towards for years, in hopes of becoming a medical doctor.

All of that has been squashed due to indiscriminate mandates at her campus and clinical placement, Health Sciences North, which is a local hospital in Sudbury.

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Vaccine-Injured Woman From B.C. Breaks Her Silence

Remember the catchy Big Pharma-loving phrase, “the first shot, is the best shot?” Well, that certainly wasn’t the case for many who took the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, including a B.C. woman named Celeste Pennington.

Pennington, a mother of two, small business owner and wife, suffered from multiple adverse reactions after “doing her part” by taking her first shot for AstraZeneca. Now she’s suffering more so, due to the province’s vaccine passport which has segregated her from parts of society due to not being able to take a second dose. She has now finally broken her silence about what she went through.

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What is She Doing?

What on earth is wrong with her?

Relentlessly nodding during Trudeau’s speeches doesn’t mean it isn’t a draconian regime.

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What it’s Like for Indie Journalists Covering the Ottawa Protests: David Menzies With Ezra Levant

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, David Menzies called in from Ottawa to talk about the events of the weekend at the Ottawa trucker protest, which has since been dispersed by police empowered by the Emergencies Act.

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4 Million French Discover Their Vaccine Passport Has Expired Because They Didn’t Get the Latest Booster

In a dystopian sign of our social credit score future, four million French people woke up to discover their vaccine passport had suddenly expired because they hadn’t got the latest booster shot.

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Board Member of Large German Health Insurance Company Sounds the Alarm: Side Effects of COVID Vaccines Much Higher Than Official Reports

A board member of a large German health insurance company comes forward: The side effects of COVID vaccines are much higher than reported by official agencies.

BKK Board Member Andreas Schöfbeck said in a report by WELT, “According to our calculations, we consider 400,000 visits to the doctor by our policyholders because of vaccination complications to be realistic to this day. Extrapolated to the total population, this value would be three million.”

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Climate Activists Blockade Entrances to Three German Airports

BERLIN (AP) — Climate activists on Wednesday blocked roads leading to Germany’s three biggest airports, gluing themselves to the ground before police arrived.

Members of the group Uprising of the Last Generation said they wanted to disrupt cargo and passenger traffic at the airports in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin.

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English Football Match Hit With Yet Another ‘Medical Emergency’

English football was hit again last night with yet another “medical emergency” as a game between Sunderland and Burton Albion had to be delayed by nearly an hour due to a fan collapsing in the stadium.

Referee Robert Lewis was forced to suspend the game after just four minutes after a supporter situated in Sunderland’s West Stand required treatment.

The players remained on the pitch for 10 minutes while the fan received medical assistance before returning to their dressing rooms.

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French Tennis Star Gael Monfils Blames Booster Shot for His Health Problem Resulting in Withdrawal From Tournament

On Tuesday, French Number One tennis star player announced his withdrawal from next week’s tournament after suffering a potential adverse reaction following his Covid-19 booster shot.

Gael Monfils, 35, announced his withdrawal from next week’s Davis Cup on his social media account due to health problems.

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Germany: Scientists Call for an Immediate End to ‘Gain-of-Function’ Research

The dangerous experiments with pathogens with global pandemic potential should stop, said Prof Roland Wiesendanger from the University of Hamburg in Germany and organiser of the call to end gain-of-function research.

“The current pandemic has taught us what devastating effects it can have when pathogens become extremely easily transmissible from person to person, even if the mortality rate due to the virus is only in the range of one percent or less. For at least ten years, dangerous pathogens such as avian flu viruses or SARS-like viruses have been adapted to human cells within the framework of so-called ‘gain-of-function’ research, which involves an enormously high risk for the outbreak of worldwide pandemics. Such research projects continue to be financed — partly with public money — and this with much more dangerous viruses, some with lethality rates above 50 percent,” the authors said.

A virologist at a respected US research institute recently summed up the potential danger succinctly in one sentence as follows: “This pandemic is nothing compared to what comes next when we get airborne Nipah or Ebola.”

It is the responsibility of scientists and the media worldwide to point out this huge potential danger and to sensitise politicians as well as society as a whole. A group of scientists from various disciplines as well as from numerous countries in Europe, America, Asia and New Zealand are therefore now addressing the global community with the following “Hamburg Declaration 2022” with the aim of immediately ending the “gain-of-function” experiments with pathogens that are dangerous for humans.

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Guest Stuns Joe Rogan With Details on How World Economic Forum Infiltrates World Governments

(LifeSiteNews) — British activist and radio presenter Maajid Nawaz appeared to stun mega-star podcaster Joe Rogan in a Saturday interview when he explained how Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum (WEF) is infiltrating world governments to achieve a global “checkpoint society.”

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Iceland to Lift All COVID Restrictions on Friday

There will be no more COVID-19 restrictions in Iceland or at its borders as of Friday, Iceland’s Health Minister has just announced. Iceland’s remaining restrictions, including a 200-person gathering limit, will be lifted on Thursday night at midnight. Health Minister Willum Þór Þórsson stated that those who are sick are still encouraged to stay at home.

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Ireland Looks to Pass Media Law Pushing Climate Change Propaganda

Ireland’s parliament is considering a new media law that would push for the creation and dissemination of climate change propaganda.

A new media commission is set to be established in Ireland which would be mandated to push for the creation and broadcasting of climate change propaganda.

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No More Forced Masks: Ireland to Dump Almost All Remaining COVID Rules

A return to normality is on the cards for Ireland, as the authorities announce that almost all lockdown rules will be eased on Monday.

Mask mandates, mandatory testing and close contact isolation requirements are all set to be scrapped in Ireland from Monday according to an announcement from the country’s government.

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Poland Lifts Lockdown From March 1st, But Mask Mandates Remain

WASAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is lifting most COVID-19 restrictions including limits on the people inside restaurants and theaters from March 1, but will continue with mandatory face masks indoors and isolation rules, the government said Wednesday.

Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said the lifting of most of the restrictions was possible because the number of new daily infections and hospitalizations was falling significantly, and herd immunity was above 90% as a result of both vaccinations and infections.

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Breaking: Putin Orders Special Military Operation in Ukraine

In a speech Wednesday night, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he has green lit military operations in Ukraine. “I’ve made the decision to conduct a special military operation. Our analysis has concluded that our confrontation with these [Ukrainian] forces in inevitable.”

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Ukraine State of Emergency Bans ‘Mass Gatherings’, Could Impose Curfews

Update (1100ET): The State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine has released details of what the new state of emergency means for citizens as Ukraine imposes special measures in regions bordering Russia, Belarus and those having access to the seas.

The measures include the limitation of movement of private vehicles and floating devices, restrictions on the stay of foreigners in the border zone, the use of radio stations, flights of light and unmanned aerial vehicles, video, film and photography of personnel, objects, buildings, structures, transport and other objects belonging to the State border service of Ukraine, and movement along the shore or ice of border reservoirs.

Additionally, the draft text suggests a ban on mass gatherings and strikes, and includes the option to impose curfews if needed.

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Why I Blame the Arrogant, Foolish West: Our Response to This Crisis in Ukraine Has Been to React With Mistrust and Abuse, And With Blatant Attempts to Worsen the Situation, Writes Peter Hitchens

We have been utter fools.

We have treated Russia with amazing stupidity. Now we pay the price for that. We had the chance to make her an ally, friend and partner.

Instead we turned her into an enemy by insulting a great and proud country with greed, unearned superiority, cynicism, contempt and mistrust.

I have to endure, often several times a day, listening to people who are normally perfectly sensible and reasonable, raging wildly against Russia and Russians.

Once, I was just like them. I had the normal anti-Russian prejudice of so many Western people.

But, by great fortune, I am not like them now. I lived in Russia, I knew Russians as friends. I learned to distinguish between what was Russian and what was Communist.

And I saw something most people will never see — a pivotal event in history, when we could have changed the world for the better…

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India: Blast at Hetero Drugs’ Nakkapalli Unit, Two Killed

Talking to the reporters, Vizag collector V Seshadri said that the blast, which took place in plant’s chemical reactor, injured four other people.

Two killed in Hetero Drugs, one of the leading pharma companies headquartered in Hyderabad, unit near Vizag on Saturday after a blast in the bulk drug unit. The blast occurred in its unit in Nakkapalli, about 100 km from Vizag a little after 5 pm.

Speaking to Business Today, Vizag collector V Seshadri said, “there was a blast in the chemical reactor and there were two causalities and four others were injured.”

On what would have caused it, he said: “One of the reasons that being suggested is that the steam that is to be used for the reaction has to be supplied in a regulated manner but because excess steam was supplied the reaction got accelerated and there was a blast.”

He clarified that “it is an accident and there will be no domino effect. It is a blast which is confined to a particular reactor and that reactor has been fully shut down now and there will be no other consequences.”

He also said that the two casualties seem to have been a result of burn injuries and not on account of inhalation of gas or chemicals…

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Chinese Media Outlet Accidentally Leaks Directive to Publish Only Pro-Russia, Anti-West Content on Ukraine Invasion

China’s stance on covering and censoring the building Russia-Ukraine conflict has recently been revealed through a post accidentally published to social media, stating that the media would be taking a pro-Russia stance.

Recently, Horizon News, a subset of Beijing News, which is owned by the Chinese Communist Party, posted what The Washington Post called “instructions” on Ukraine news coverage to its Weibo account on the Chinese microblogging site.

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Nolte: Hollywood Blacklists Richard Gere Over China Criticism

A new book argues that actor Richard Gere has been blacklisted in Hollywood due to his longtime criticism of China.

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UK Government Privately Believes Chinese Coronavirus Likely Leaked From Wuhan Lab: Report

The British government privately believes that the Wuhan lab leak theory is the most likely origin of the Chinese coronavirus, a chemical and biological counter-terrorism advisor to the government has claimed.

Though the belief that the COVID-19 virus emerged from the Wuhan Institute of Virology was once classified as a conspiracy theory, Number 10 Downing Street reportedly now privately accepts “behind closed doors” that it was likely the case.

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Defense Minister: Hungary’s Troops to Continue Border Protection

Hungary’s military development scheme continues to remain the top priority of the country’s Defense Ministry, Minister Tibor Benko has said.

Benko has highlighted the importance of providing military assistance to the police officers positioned at the country’s borders, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

“Hungary’s troops have been contributing to the country’s border protection efforts since 2015… It was clear that migration pressure was on the rise,” the Minister pointed out, as reported by About Hungary.

Benko emphasized that NATO’s withdrawal from Afghanistan had not helped the country to improve the situation with migrants, adding that the pullout of troops had not been “prepared or executed the way it should’ve been”.

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Hungary: Van Packed With Dozens of Migrants Slams Into House

Dozens of people were injured when a sprinter van loaded with illegal migrants crashed into a house in Hungary last week, according to reports.

The incident unfolded in the early hours of February 16 in Forraskút, a village near the Serbian border.

The driver of a cargo van lost control at high speed and slammed into the wall of a house, Hirado reports.

At least 29 people were injured in the wreck, including 28 migrants and the driver, who was identified as a citizen of Belgium.

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One of Ireland’s Largest Hotels Closes to Become Asylum Centre Just Months After Opening

The Holiday Inn at Dublin Airport, which is currently the fourth largest hotel in Ireland’s capital, has closed so it can host asylum seekers after only months of operation.

After less than seven months of active service, the Holiday Inn at Dublin Airport has closed its doors to the general public.

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Ukraine’s Neighboring Countries Fear an Influx of Ukrainian Refugees

Raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine and fears of a potential Russian invasion in Ukraine have led the latter’s neighboring countries to brace for a large number of refugees.

Particularly, Poland has braced for several scenarios if the situation between both countries deteriorates, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

In this regard, the Deputy Interior Minister, Maciej Wasik, has stressed that the country should be prepared for one million refugees from Ukraine.

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Middle School Teacher Secretly Recorded Telling Students to Blur the Line of Gender Until it ‘Disappears’

An Arizona teacher has been exposed in the classroom telling her students to blur the line of gender until it “completely disappears” in future generations.

Sara Adams, a 6th grade teacher at Altadena Middle School in Phoenix, Arizona, was heard in a recording obtained by purpleforparents on Twitter in her class having this discussion.

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UK: Shocking: Metaverse App Allows Allows Kids to Visit Strip Clubs, View Simulated Sex

An undercover researcher posing as a 13-year-old girl has exposed “dangerous” Metaverse app that allows children to enter virtual strip clubs, view simulated sex, and experience exposure to a number of inappropriate and “unspeakable” topics.

BBC News researcher Jess Sherwood created a fake profile to set up an account, where her real identity was not checked, and used an app with a minimum age rating of 13.

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10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/23/2022

  1. 21 Brigade Podhale Rifles, Commander of 6-th Wing ,Poland Territorial Defence Forces, back on duty at Polish-Ukrainian border this time..
    Ready to full-fill his Oath and allegiance to Motherland Poland and Latin Culture , European Civilization of White Man.. May God have Mercy upon my Soul..
    Mother Mary protect me, my family, my Brothers and Sisters in Christ !
    Polonia Semper Fidelis
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FIiWXBDXsAIf2g2?format=jpg&name=large
    https://youtu.be/NmWPHOggw6A

  2. German chancellor Olaf Scholz warned Boris Johnson that Germany would not support kicking Russia out of SWIFT, and neither would the EU.

  3. Well. I figure that from now on, all information about what is happening in the Donbas and in Ukraine is suspect. I expect many false flags as well. And any information that begins Putin said” and then expunges and substitutes some of the words is highly suspect.

    Anyone know any bloggers coming direct from the Donbas?

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