Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/24/2022

Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine last night, entering the country from three directions. Russian forces targeted air bases, command and control facilities, and other military infrastructure. Foreign media reporters heard explosions in the capital Kyiv (Kiev).

Meanwhile, upon her return from meeting with allies in Europe, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to confuse Hungary with Ukraine, saying that Hungary was surrounded by Russia, Belarus, and Crimea.

In other news, the government of Ontario has shut down 39 trucking companies in the province after the Freedom Convoy protests.

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USA
» “He’s Probably Sleeping Right Now’ — Trump Trashes Biden’s Slow Response to Russia Attack, Says ‘Rigged Election’ Allowed for War
» California Murder Victim’s Family Appalled by Gascón Push to Drop Killer’s Death Sentence
» CNN’s Former DC Field Operations Director Defects to Project Veritas
» Crowds Gather to Greet U.S. Freedom Convoy as it Arrives in Arizona
» Facebook Locks Out Texas Governor Candidate Chad Prather a Week Before Primaries
» Florida Critical Race Theory Ban Passes House After Heated Debate
» Florida Woman Charged With Murder After Allegedly Stabbing Her Husband 140 Times
» Former White House Physician Says Biden is Not Cognitively Fit to Deal With Russia Crisis
» ‘In Florida, We Reject the Biomedical Security State’: Gov. DeSantis Speaks at CPAC
» Michigan School Superintendent Admits to Snooping on Parents’ Social Media Posts, Contacting Employers
» Mitt Romney Blames Trump’s “America First” Policy for Russian Attack on Ukraine
» Nashville Man Facing Homicide Charge After Shooting Woman During Burglary
» New Ohio Bill: Organizers of Protests That Turn to “Riots” Are Legally Liable
» New Yorkers Souring on Biden, as Poll Shows His Favorability Under 50% in Empire State
» Pennsylvania Truck Convoy Close to DC; ‘We’re the Tip of the Arrow Right Now,’ Organizer Says
» Update: Google Announces Adjustment to COVID-19 Vaccine Rules, But Problems Remain
 
Canada
» 39 Ontario Trucking Businesses Shut Down After Freedom Convoy Protests
» Agency Says Ontario Gas Prices Set to Skyrocket Over the Weekend
» Alberta Gov’t Proceeds With Judicial Review of Trudeau’s ‘Abuse of Power’ After Emergencies Act Lifted
» Cops Block Delivery of Massive Anti-Emergencies Act Petition to Senate
» CPAC: Ted Cruz Leads Massive Crowd to Boo Justin Trudeau and Cheer Canadian Truckers
» Defiant B.C. Gym Shut Down, Owners Threatened With Jail Over COVID Orders
» El Salvador President Bukele Trashes Trudeau for Claiming to Stand Against Authoritarianism
» Enviro-Hippies Want Car Advertising Banned Like Tobacco
» Exclusive: Public Health Agency of Canada Paid 200k to Telus for Cell Phone Tracking Data
» John Carpay Dissects the Emergencies Act
» Legendary Comedian Russell Brand Slams Justin Trudeau Over Crackdown on Freedom Protesters
» Thousands Urge Congress to Condemn Imprisonment of Canadian Pastor Who Addressed Trucker Protest
» Trudeau Ended Emergencies Act Only for ‘Personal Political Gain’: Conservative Party Leader
» Trudeau Gov’t Using ‘Same Playbook’ As Communist Regimes, Says Former Conservative Party Leader
» Unvaccinated Son Prevented From Caregiving for Mother in Long-Term Care
» Veterans in Ottawa React to Trudeau’s Comments on the Freedom Convoy
» Why Was Tamara Lich Denied Bail? Lawyer Matthew Wolfson on Convoy Organizer’s Arrest
 
Europe and the EU
» France: Migrant Sets Fire in Prison Cell to Avoid Deportation
» France: Le Pen Surges in Presidential Polls as Centre-Right Candidate Plummets
» German Minister Threatens ‘To Use Legal Tools’ Against Poland for Developing Nuclear Energy
» Hungary Hits Out at EU Commission’s Plans to Restrict Promotion of Red Meats and Wine
» Hungary Sends Troops to Ukrainian Border
» Hungary Must Regulate Social Media and Tech Giants, Urges Conservative NGO
» Hungary Must Stay Out of This War, PM Orban Declares
» Kaczynski: Poland Must be Secured and Ukraine Saved
» Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Emergency Summit of Bucharest Nine to be Held in Warsaw on Friday
» Spain: Sex Crimes Up 43% in Catalonia’s Girona Province
» UK Broadcasting Regulator Could Move to BAN RT News After Russia’s Ukraine Invasion
» What if Russia Cuts Off Gas to Poland?
» Zelensky Hails Poland and Lithuania as Ukraine’s ‘Great Friends’ Following Presidential Meeting in Kiev
 
Russia
» A Well-Regulated Militia… Ukraine Gives Guns to Citizens ‘To Defend Our Country’
» Alex Jones Made “Giant War in February” Prediction in October Last Year
» Boris: Putin Attack ‘Not Just on Ukraine’ But on ‘Democracy and Freedom’ Worldwide, Announces UK Sanctions
» Czech Politicians Condemn Russia’s Attack on Ukraine: ‘Barbaric Act of Aggression, Putin is a Bandit’
» Graphic Image Warning: At Least 40 Ukranians and 50 Russian ‘Mercenaries’ Dead as Fighting Continues
» Hungary’s Orban Condemns Russian Invasion, Supports Sovereignty of Ukraine
» Is This How Russia Will Conquer Ukraine?
» NATO Activates Defense Plans After Russian Invasion of Ukraine
» Polish PM Morawiecki Calls for Immediate Response ‘To Russia’s Criminal Aggression Against Ukraine’
» Putin Should be First on the Sanctions List, Says European Commission Vice-President
» Putin Says He Attacked Ukraine to Fight Nazis
» Report: Troops, Tanks and Military Vehicles Entering Ukraine From Belarus
» Reports: Russian Police Arrest Nearly 1,400 Protesters Against Ukraine War
» Russia Issues Ukraine Terms of Surrender: Give Up Your Weapons
» Russia Invades Ukraine as Explosions Are Heard in Kyiv and Other Cities
» Trudeau Announces More Sanctions Against Russia
» Twitter Begins Censoring Posts Documenting Russia’s Ukraine Invasion
» Ukraine: Russia Has Launched Full-Scale Invasion
» Video: Nancy Pelosi Thinks Putin Invaded Hungary; Defends Biden’s Toothless Sanctions
» World War Woke
 
Far East
» Taiwan Scrambles Air Force as Chinese Enter Airspace Amid Russian Invasion of Ukraine
 
Australia — Pacific
» Victoria’s Harsh Mask Rules for Kids Draws Critics
 
Immigration
» 98 Per Cent of Illegal Boat Migrants Arrive in Britain Without a Passport
» Czech PM Rejects ‘Inhumane’ Right-Wing Concerns Over Mass Immigration From Ukraine if War Breaks Out
» Slovaks Set Up Camps for Potential Asylum Seekers From Ukraine
» UK Migrant Arrivals Last Year Were 95 Times Higher Than in 2018: More Than 28,500 Crossed the Channel in Small Boats Compared to Just 299 in 2018 — as Number of Asylum Applications Climbs to the Highest in 20 Years
 
Culture Wars
» Confidence Inspiring: British Spies Told to Check White Privilege, Don’t Use Words Like ‘Manpower’
» Rumble Announces Large Popular YouTube Channels Are Joining the Growing Platform
 

“He’s Probably Sleeping Right Now’ — Trump Trashes Biden’s Slow Response to Russia Attack, Says ‘Rigged Election’ Allowed for War

After the Biden administration indicated in its only press release that the president would address the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine “tomorrow in the early afternoon,” former President Donald Trump pounced, saying Biden is “probably sleeping right now.”

Biden made no public appearance in the hours following a massive outbreak of hostilities from Russia, with airstrikes hitting major cities like Kiev and Kharkiv. Currently, reports are that Russian forces are making rapid progress through the country, meaning much of Ukraine could be lost before Biden makes any public statement.

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

California Murder Victim’s Family Appalled by Gascón Push to Drop Killer’s Death Sentence

California’s Scott Forrest Collins was 21 when he robbed and shot Fred Rose, a 41-year-old father of three, “execution-style” in January 1992. Now Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón wants a judge to vacate Collins’ death sentence.

The embattled DA is a staunch opponent of the death penalty but also facing a second recall petition after just over a year in office. He is now accused by Rose’s family of pushing to resentence the convicted murderer to life without parole without properly informing them — and of handling the case like a defense attorney rather than a prosecutor.

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

CNN’s Former DC Field Operations Director Defects to Project Veritas

ORLANDO, Florida (LifeSiteNews) — Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe wowed the audience on the opening day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) when he revealed that CNN’s former DC director of field operations has defected to Project Veritas and now serves as the organization’s executive producer.

Patrick Davis, who had served in CNN’s Washington bureau for over two decades, had been the subject of a 2019 Project Veritas undercover video where he admitted that the network wasn’t “what it used to be,” and that CNN’s brand of journalism had become “infotainment.”

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

Crowds Gather to Greet U.S. Freedom Convoy as it Arrives in Arizona

A large crowd of supporters greeted the U.S. Freedom Convoy as it arrived in Arizona after departing from California en route to Washington, D.C.

Supporters waving Canadian and American flags cheered as vehicles arrived in Arizona following a 250-mile trek from California, with the convoy growing in size as it continues east across the country.

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

Facebook Locks Out Texas Governor Candidate Chad Prather a Week Before Primaries

Republican commentator and Texas gubernatorial candidate Chad Prather has been suspended from Facebook for a week, just eight days before the primary election.

Prather was suspended for a week because of a comment in response to a woman where he said she should do more research instead of playing the victim card. Facebook said that the comment violated its community standards on harassment and bullying.

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

Florida Critical Race Theory Ban Passes House After Heated Debate

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — After hours of heated debate, the Florida House passed House Bill 7, a ban on critical race theory, on a party-line vote. The bill, if it clears a floor vote in the Senate, would next head to Gov. Ron DeSantis to be signed into law, or vetoed.

The bill is likely to be signed into law, with DeSantis already publicly supporting of the bill’s impacts. House Bill 7, entitled “Individual Freedom,” would, according to the legislature, “expand” the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 and protections of the Florida Educational Equity Act.

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

Florida Woman Charged With Murder After Allegedly Stabbing Her Husband 140 Times

A Florida woman accused of stabbing her husband more than 140 times has been charged with first-degree murder, police said.

Joan Burke, 61, of Palm Springs, was held without bond on Sunday, according to NBC affiliate WPTV of West Palm Beach.

Ricardo Green, 41, called authorities on Feb. 11 to say that he came home from work and found his stepfather, Melvin Weller, 62, lying on the floor in a pool of blood, the news station reported.

Weller also had a skull fracture caused by a blow from a meat cleaver to the right rear area of his head, Palm Springs police said.

An autopsy revealed the victim suffered more than 140 stab wounds, and officers noticed blood spatters and smears on the walls, kitchen cabinets and counters.

A couple of knives and a meat cleaver were in the kitchen sink, according to police.

Officers found Burke, the victim’s wife, lying in the master bedroom where she was conscious but quiet, police said. She was taken to a hospital for observation.

Investigators found cleaning tools on the floor near the victim’s body, WPTV reported…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Former White House Physician Says Biden is Not Cognitively Fit to Deal With Russia Crisis

Former White House physician Ronny Jackson responded to Russia’s attack on Ukraine by warning that Joe Biden is not “cognitively… fit to be our president right now.”

The current Texas Republican Congressman made the comments on Fox News after Vladimir Putin ordered the bombardment of Ukrainian military infrastructure across the country.

“The whole country is seeing his mental cognitive issues on display for over a year now, and there’s really no question in most people’s minds that there’s something going on with him,” said Jackson.

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

‘In Florida, We Reject the Biomedical Security State’: Gov. DeSantis Speaks at CPAC

ORLANDO, Florida (LifeSiteNews) — “Let me welcome you to the freest state in these United States,” began Gov. Ron DeSantis at the outset of his address to CPAC on Thursday. “We refused to let this state descend into some type of Faucian dystopia where people’s freedoms are curtailed and their livelihoods are destroyed.”

“We protected people’s rights, we protected people’s jobs, we protected small businesses, and we made sure that every kid in the State of Florida had an opportunity to go to school in-person five days a week,” explained the Florida governor. “In Florida, we reject the biomedical security state which erodes liberty, harms livelihoods, and divides our society.”

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

Michigan School Superintendent Admits to Snooping on Parents’ Social Media Posts, Contacting Employers

The superintendent and a deputy of the Rochester Community Schools in Michigan monitored the social media activity of parents who were vocal against the district and also reported at least two parents to their employers and the police.

The superintendent admitted, in a court deposition, to monitoring social media and reporting parents.

The deposition was part of a lawsuit that was filed by a parent who was fired after the district reported her posts to her employer.

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

Mitt Romney Blames Trump’s “America First” Policy for Russian Attack on Ukraine

Senator Mitt Romney believes he’s identified where the real blame lies for Russia’s attack on Ukraine — former President Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy.

The former presidential candidate made the comments following Moscow’s bombardment of Ukraine’s military infrastructure.

While Romney did criticize Joe Biden for his failed attempt at a Russian “reset,” he saved most of his invective for Trump’s “America first” foreign policy approach.

“Putin’s impunity predictably follows our tepid response to his previous horrors in Georgia and Crimea, our naive efforts at a one-sided ‘reset’ and the shortsightedness of ‘America First,’“ Romney wrote.

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

Nashville Man Facing Homicide Charge After Shooting Woman During Burglary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police announced Thursday an arrest has been made in a deadly shooting investigation from last month.

Redear Haji, 24, was taken into custody Thursday for the Jan. 27 shooting of Amanda McComb, 33.

McComb was shot and killed during a burglary in the 100 block of Evelyn Drive.

During an interview with police, Haji said he retrieved his handgun after finding McComb inside his garage. Haji said he fired at McComb after she climbed out an open window and turned to face him while reaching for something.

Police say surveillance video from a neighboring home showed McComb running away when she was shot. No weapons were found on her at the scene.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

New Ohio Bill: Organizers of Protests That Turn to “Riots” Are Legally Liable

Republican representatives in the Ohio House have passed a bill that will make protests deemed “riots” by law enforcement a crime. Critics argue the bill will have a chilling effect on peaceful protests as the definition of a “riot” can be broad.

According to the bill’s sponsors, the bill would protect peaceful protesters and law enforcement. But others insist that the broad definition of the term “riot” leaves room for abuse and selective enforcement.

“Vandalism, looting, and violence are not free speech,” said the bill sponsor, Rep. Cindy Abrams.

“But it’s important to know exactly what constitutes a riot,” Rep. David Leland, a Democrat, countered.

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

New Yorkers Souring on Biden, as Poll Shows His Favorability Under 50% in Empire State

A Siena College poll released Wednesday shows the Biden administration underwater as his approval rating sank below the 50% mark in the state of New York — one of the strongest liberal strongholds in the country.

“President Joe Biden’s ratings fell to their lowest levels since taking office. His favorability rating is 48-48%, down from 52-42% last month, and 65-29% in February 2021. His job performance rating is negative 36-63%, down from 39-60 percent last month, and 55-37% in February 2021,” the pollsters noted.

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

Pennsylvania Truck Convoy Close to DC; ‘We’re the Tip of the Arrow Right Now,’ Organizer Says

The first of multiple trucker convoys slated to arrive in Washington D.C., in the coming days departed from Pennsylvania this week and were a few miles outside the capital Wednesday, one of the organizers told Fox News.

Bob Bolus, who owns a trucking company, said his convoy departed Scranton on Tuesday in an effort to grab the attention of lawmakers behind COVID-19 mandates and restrictions.

On Wednesday evening, he told Fox News he was 30 miles from the capital in “bumper-to-bumper” traffic. He earlier promised to caused gridlock and disruptions on the Capital Beltway as well as delays.

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

Update: Google Announces Adjustment to COVID-19 Vaccine Rules, But Problems Remain

SAN FRANCISCO (LifeSiteNews) — UPDATE, 6:43PM CST: Following publication of this report, a Google employee who wishes to remain anonymous reached out to LifeSiteNews to dispute the CNBC report on Google’s announcement and clarify Google’s actual approach to the unvaccinated:

The CNBC article referencing the Google vaccine requirements is misleading. While Google has removed vaccine requirements for remote employees, being fully vaccinated is still a requirement for being in a Google office. Unvaccinated employees are not allowed on Google campuses. This is particularly relevant for datacenter employees who must be on-site to perform their duties. Some of them remain on unpaid leave. There are some limited religious and medical exemptions. Most accommodations were not granted.

Vaccinated employees in the office are provided with a “sticker” on their badge designating their medical status (unvaccinated employees would not have a sticker). The few Googlers who have been granted an accommodation to come onsite have expressed concern that this visible marker will lead to discrimination in the workplace, as many employees have openly stated that they do not want to be in the same office as their unvaccinated coworkers.

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

39 Ontario Trucking Businesses Shut Down After Freedom Convoy Protests

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation shut down 39 trucking businesses following the Freedom Convoy protests.

The ministry confirmed to Truck News that there has been 12 suspension and seizure orders issued onto large truck businesses that were involved in the protests. This allowed the suspension of their operating authority in Canada. It also allows them to seize all plates registered to the companies.

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

Agency Says Ontario Gas Prices Set to Skyrocket Over the Weekend

Canadians for Affordable Energy have issued a warning to the media that prices at the pumps across Ontario may spike yet again in the next several days, possibly even crossing the $2-per-litre mark.

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

Alberta Gov’t Proceeds With Judicial Review of Trudeau’s ‘Abuse of Power’ After Emergencies Act Lifted

EDMONTON, Alberta (LifeSiteNews) — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney promised his government will seek a judicial review of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “abuse of power” through the Emergencies Act (EA) despite it being revoked yesterday.

“There never was an emergency that required these extra judicial powers. What a humiliation for those who were defending the indefensible five minutes ago. Alberta intends to proceed with an application for judicial review of the EA invocation to address this abuse of power,” Kenney tweeted yesterday.

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

Cops Block Delivery of Massive Anti-Emergencies Act Petition to Senate

As senators were debating the merits of implementing the Emergencies Act on Wednesday, we tried to deliver a petition of more than 80,000 names to the Senate of Canada. The goal was to urge the senators not to give royal assent to the new and not-so-improved War Measures Act.

Although this is a moot point now — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau realized the Senate was not going to rubberstamp his quest for temporary totalitarianism and did a stunning about-face re: the need for the Emergencies Act — we still wanted to make sure senators would be aware that many Canadians were upset and downright disgusted that the PM was requesting a fix for a problem that did not exist in the first place.

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

CPAC: Ted Cruz Leads Massive Crowd to Boo Justin Trudeau and Cheer Canadian Truckers

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas addressed the CPAC crown on Thursday afternoon, speaking to the “thousands of patriots,” noting that “there is not a mask in sight.”

“We find ourselves at an existential moment for our nation,” he said, and asked “what is this battle all about? What are we fighting about in this nation?”

He suggested that it was a “battle between power and liberty” that has gripped the nation. “The two are in fundamental conflict,” he said, listing off some of the incredible contradictions that we have been facing as a nation.

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

Defiant B.C. Gym Shut Down, Owners Threatened With Jail Over COVID Orders

A West Kelowna gym that made news for defying British Columbia’s latest lockdowns has now been forced by health authorities to shut its doors or face jail time.

“We have lost the big fight to Big Brother,” said Iron Energy Fitness co-owner Brett Godin on an Instagram post Tuesday. “This is something that’s super emotional for the owners… We fought our a***s off.”

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

El Salvador President Bukele Trashes Trudeau for Claiming to Stand Against Authoritarianism

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele criticized Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ongoing crackdown on participants of Canada’s peaceful “Freedom Convoy” in response to Trudeau supporting the freedoms of Ukrainian citizens while simultaneously stripping Canadians of their constitutionally guaranteed rights.

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

Enviro-Hippies Want Car Advertising Banned Like Tobacco

The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment wants a ban on advertising and sponsorship by the fossil fuel industry and gas-powered vehicles, not entirely unlike the ban that was placed on tobacco advertisements.

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

Exclusive: Public Health Agency of Canada Paid 200k to Telus for Cell Phone Tracking Data

Rebel News obtained the details of the contract between the national cellphone provider and the Public Health Agency of Canada through access to information filing.

The request for information was prompted by the admission to a House of Commons committee that the agency tasked with pandemic preparedness had been secretly using the location data of over 30 million Canadian cell phones and other devices to “evaluate public health measures and other aspects related to public health response, programming, planning and preparedness.”

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

John Carpay Dissects the Emergencies Act

When faced with the possibility of Senate, and yes even Liberal appointed senators, voting against Justin Trudeau’s outlandish invocation of the Emergencies Act, our tinpot Prime Minister folded and revoked the order in a shameless ploy to save face. Fortunately, no one bought the act, and Justin was indeed wearing egg on his face when all was said and done. This coming mere days after the NDP and Liberals alike voted in haunting uniformity in the House of Commons to maintain the absurd Emergencies Act. The incident was especially embarrassing for NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, who was broadly derided for ramping up Trudeaus despotic disposition… and all for two more days of overbearing state power.

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

Legendary Comedian Russell Brand Slams Justin Trudeau Over Crackdown on Freedom Protesters

Russell Brand slammed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for being nothing more than a “tyrant.” Trudeau recently invoked the Emergencies Act to give his government more power and then abruptly reversed it amid extreme backlash a little over a week later.

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

Thousands Urge Congress to Condemn Imprisonment of Canadian Pastor Who Addressed Trucker Protest

FIRST ON FOX: Thousands have signed a letter to Congress protesting the imprisonment of a Canadian pastor who has spent the past two weeks in solitary confinement after giving a speech to the anti-vaccine mandate Freedom Convoy blockade along the U.S.-Canada border.

Pastor Artur Pawlowski remains jailed in solitary confinement for 23 hours per day at the Calgary Remand Centre after being denied bail twice, prompting outrage from approximately 10,000 people who have so far signed the congressional letter, according to Cindy Chafian, who is the executive director of Firebrand Action and Media, which organized the initiative.

Pawlowski was arrested for the fifth time since the pandemic on Feb. 8, just days after the pastor delivered a 20-minute speech to the truckers in Coutts, Alberta, during which he urged them to “hold the line” against government overreach without resorting to violence.

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

Trudeau Ended Emergencies Act Only for ‘Personal Political Gain’: Conservative Party Leader

OTTAWA, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) — The interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) has stated that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ended the Emergencies Act (EA) only for “personal political gain.”

“Today’s announcement is proof that the Prime Minister was wrong when he invoked the Emergencies Act,” said Candice Bergen in a statement published yesterday, shortly after Trudeau announced he was revoking the EA.

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

Trudeau Gov’t Using ‘Same Playbook’ As Communist Regimes, Says Former Conservative Party Leader

OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) — Former Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) leader Andrew Scheer blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government for using the “same playbook” of former Eastern European communist regimes with the help of the country’s state-run broadcaster to enact the Emergencies Act (EA).

“The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting System) is doing their best to try to calm people’s fears that Trudeau might abuse his power. I’m not gonna buy it. I’m not gonna take it from him just on his word alone. You know, this is the exact same playbook that dictatorial governments in Eastern Europe used to use all the time,” said Scheer, who serves as an MP for Saskatchewan, in a video posted to his Facebook page last Friday that has been viewed 545,000 times.

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

Unvaccinated Son Prevented From Caregiving for Mother in Long-Term Care

Anyone who makes an informed personal medical choice that differs from the regimes mandate is punished. That punishment looks like forced isolation and separation from loved ones under the guise of policies that are overreaching, unethical and heavy-handed.

In December 2021, the Government of Ontario issued Directive 3. It outlined the various policies around long-term care (LTC) and retirement homes, including universal masking, testing, for visitors, as well as requiring vaccine passports.

By forcing compliance with the Ministry of Long-Term Care COVID-19 Guidance Document, it stipulates that “visitors must meet the vaccine requirement as per the Minister’s Directive.”

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

Veterans in Ottawa React to Trudeau’s Comments on the Freedom Convoy

With the new statement on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau painting the protesters and the truckers as extremists and terrorists, I went to the war memorial to speak the veterans who are taking part of the convoy as supporters.

At the same moment, a gathering was taking place as well as a ceremony with many veterans and supporters.

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

Why Was Tamara Lich Denied Bail? Lawyer Matthew Wolfson on Convoy Organizer’s Arrest

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, lawyer Matthew Wolfson joined Ezra to talk about Freedom Convoy organizer Tamara Lich’s arrest and bail hearing.

Ontario Court Justice Julie Bourgeois said that the effect of the convoy’s protest was immense and she felt that Lich was obstinate and dangerous in her responses to the court during bail hearing last Saturday, despite promising to give up her advocacy of the protest and return to Alberta.

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

France: Migrant Sets Fire in Prison Cell to Avoid Deportation

An illegal migrant set a fire inside his holding cell at a detention center in France this week in an effort to avoid deportation, according to reports.

The incident unfolded on Tuesday evening in the city of Grenoble.

A man was arrested under suspicion of committing a robbery and during processing, officers discovered he had already been ordered to leave French territory.

“But he still managed to set fire to his cell, and more precisely to the blankets and the plastic mattress, which caused a significant release of smoke,” Le Dauphine reports.

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

France: Le Pen Surges in Presidential Polls as Centre-Right Candidate Plummets

Populist presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has surged in recent polling, while centre-right Les Républicains candidate Valérie Pécresse has slumped amid serious allegations of voting irregularities within her party.

Polls released this week have seen National Rally (RN) leader Marine Le Pen surge into a comfortable second place in the French presidential race, well ahead of her main rivals, Valérie Pécresse and conservative pundit and writer Eric Zemmour.

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

German Minister Threatens ‘To Use Legal Tools’ Against Poland for Developing Nuclear Energy

Steffi Lemke, the German minister for the environment and nuclear security, visited Warsaw and took part in talks with the Polish Climate Minister Anna Moskwa.

The two ministers discussed Polish-German cooperation in the area of climate and environment on the EU forum.

“Although our positions in this debate sometimes differ, an example of which is our differing approach to the future of nuclear energy, we see huge potential in cooperating to achieve common goals,” Moskwa said.

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

Hungary Hits Out at EU Commission’s Plans to Restrict Promotion of Red Meats and Wine

Hungary has declared the European Commission’s plan to phase out funding for the promotion of red meats and wine throughout the bloc as “unacceptable,” joining a number of other member states who have taken issue with Brussels’ adoption of a crusade by health campaigners against items they claim can cause cancer.

Zsolt Feldman, the Hungarian secretary of state for agriculture and rural development, slammed proposals by the EU executive on Monday at a press briefing following a meeting between member states’ agriculture ministers in Brussels, claiming that the Commission “is not seeking solutions” and that restrictions on red meat and wine “will not promote healthy lifestyles or sustainability.”

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

Hungary Sends Troops to Ukrainian Border

The Hungarian armed forces have begun moving troops to the Ukrainian border, Defense Minister Tibor Benko announced on Tuesday.

“We must be prepared for all situations along the eastern border, for humanitarian tasks, for border protection, which is why we are redeploying soldiers and military equipment to the eastern part of the country,” Benko said during a press conference in Szentendre, just north of Budapest.

The Hungarian defense minister revealed that at the morning meeting of the National Security Cabinet, the Ministry of Defense was given the task by Prime Minister Viktor Orban of preventing any armed group from entering Hungary and carrying out maneuvers in the country.

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

Hungary Must Regulate Social Media and Tech Giants, Urges Conservative NGO

Hungary’s conservative NGO Foundation for a Protected Society (VDTA) is initiating new legislation to protect the rights of internet users facing increasingly dishonest practices by multinational corporate networks, lawyer Maté Tóth has revealed.

“Digital platforms (Facebook, Youtube, etc …) operated by global giants and other services of these companies that affect the daily lives of user, including messaging services, receive special attention in social dialogue and in the legislative work of Hungary and the European Union,” Tóth said.

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

Hungary Must Stay Out of This War, PM Orban Declares

Hungary must stay out of the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the country’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared in a video posted on his social media channels after visiting the operations center of the Hungarian armed forces on Wednesday.

“Under the leadership of the Minister of Defense, I met with the military officers who today guarantee the security of Hungary through their command work,” Orban said in the one-minute video published on his Facebook page.

“The situation between Ukraine and Russia remains serious and even tense. We must do everything we can to avoid war,” he urged.

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Kaczynski: Poland Must be Secured and Ukraine Saved

President Andrzej Duda convened a meeting on Tuesday with Poland’s top government ministers to discuss the country’s response to recent developments in eastern Ukraine.

In attendance were Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak, and Minister of the Interior Mariusz Kaminski.

After the meeting, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the Law and Justice (PiS) party, revealed that all issues associated with evaluating the current situation and possible scenarios had been discussed.

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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Emergency Summit of Bucharest Nine to be Held in Warsaw on Friday

The leaders of the Central and Eastern European countries will discuss the escalating situation in Ukraine and the collective security of Eastern Europe at an emergency summit of the Bucharest Nine nations, which will take place on Friday afternoon in Warsaw.

Jakub Kumoch, the head of the presidential International Policy Bureau in Poland, has confirmed the meeting on social media.

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Spain: Sex Crimes Up 43% in Catalonia’s Girona Province

In 2021, the sex crime rate increased sharply in the region of Girona in Spain’s Catalonia. Figures made public by the Catalan authorities show a jump of 43 percent in this category, L’Indépendant reported. Overall, the crime rate rose by 13 percent.

As Remix News previously reported, the rise in sex crimes is taking place in the same region of Spain where a 95-year-old Spanish woman was raped by a Gambian migrant this month in the city of Figueras.

The significant increase in crimes of a sexual nature in the province stands out all the more, as the 2021 rate exceeded the number before the pandemic, according to the Diari de Girona daily. While in 2019, the Girona region recorded 310 sex crimes, last year, it was 329. Among these, 53 were rapes (an increase of 13 percent compared to 2020). Cases of touching and other abuse amounted to 276, up 49.2 percent compared to 185 in 2020.

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UK Broadcasting Regulator Could Move to BAN RT News After Russia’s Ukraine Invasion

RT News, otherwise known as Russia Today, is facing an outright ban from broadcasting in Britain and potentially the rest of the world following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Censorship of RT has long been in the works and was being discussed prior to the escalation of tensions, with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries asking British regulator Ofcom to consider banning RT outright.

Dorries charged that “RT is demonstrably part of Russia’s global disinformation campaign, as its own editor-in-chief has made clear in the past, who has called the network an ‘information weapon’ of the Russian state.”

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What if Russia Cuts Off Gas to Poland?

Rising tensions in Ukraine have increased concerns about a deepening energy crisis, especially related to gas, for which mainland Europe is heavily reliant on Russia.

While there are reassuring signals from Warsaw and Brussels that Europe has enough resources to survive this stage of the crisis in eastern Ukraine, many are questioning what would happen if Russia decided to cut off gas supplies?

The Polish Minister of State Assets Jacek Sasin assured that Poland was prepared for such a scenario. He even added that within a year, Poland will be able to make itself completely independent from Russia’s gas supply.

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Zelensky Hails Poland and Lithuania as Ukraine’s ‘Great Friends’ Following Presidential Meeting in Kiev

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky showed his appreciation for the support offered to his country by Poland and Lithuania in the face of Russian aggression following a meeting between the countries’ presidents in Kiev on Wednesday.

Zelensky declared Poland’s Andrzej Duda and Lithuania’s Gitanas Nauseda great friends of Ukraine, and emphasized the importance of their presence in the Ukrainian capital during such a precarious and difficult time.

“The presidents of Poland and Lithuania arrived to support Ukraine in this difficult time. We appreciate this very much,” he told reporters, underlining that Poland and Lithuania are partners which have supported Ukraine both in words and in actions. He noted also that both countries have supplied Ukraine with military equipment and ammunition.

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A Well-Regulated Militia… Ukraine Gives Guns to Citizens ‘To Defend Our Country’

The Ukrainian government will give weapons “ to anyone who wants to defend the country”, it has said, in the aftermath of Russia expanding its war in the country’s eastern territory.

Amid reserve forces being mobilised and sent to fight the expanding Russian occupation of Ukraine’s eastern territories, the Kyiv government is taking steps to dramatically increase the supply of available fighters, promising to hand weapons to anyone willing to take up arms in defence of the nation. Joining the resistance is simple too, the government says — all you need is your passport and a willingness to fight.

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Alex Jones Made “Giant War in February” Prediction in October Last Year

A prediction by radio host Alex Jones made in October last year that there would be a “giant war in February” has proven stunningly accurate following Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

The prediction moved a lot closer to reality last night when Russia obliterated Ukraine’s military infrastructure and made further moves to invade and occupy the country.

After discussing how he had been talking to sources inside the military-industrial complex, Jones made the prediction on October 21st last year.

“We’re looking at a giant war in February right now,” said Jones.

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Boris: Putin Attack ‘Not Just on Ukraine’ But on ‘Democracy and Freedom’ Worldwide, Announces UK Sanctions

Europe must wean itself off Russian gas now, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, as he announced a programme of sanctions in response to “Russian dictator” Vladimir Putin’s “attack on democracy and freedom in East Europe and around the world”.

In an address following a telephone call with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, the British premier accused President Putin of having “unleashed war in our European continent” by attacking “a friendly country without any provocation and without any credible excuse.”

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Czech Politicians Condemn Russia’s Attack on Ukraine: ‘Barbaric Act of Aggression, Putin is a Bandit’

In addition to world leaders, Czech politicians also condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Thursday. Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský described the invasion as a barbaric act of aggression. According to Defense Minister Jana Cernochova, Russian President Vladimir Putin is behaving like a ruthless bandit.

President Milos Zeman also delivered a speech at 11 a.m., criticizing Russia’s actions.

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a completely unjustifiable act of aggression against an independent state that cannot be left without a reaction by the European Union and NATO,” stated Prime Minister Petr Fiala on Twitter.

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Graphic Image Warning: At Least 40 Ukranians and 50 Russian ‘Mercenaries’ Dead as Fighting Continues

Around 40 Ukrainian people have been killed, including civilians and one young boy, in the fighting that has ensued following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a “specialised military operation” into the former Soviet republic, reports claim.

According to Ukrainian state media at lunchtime Thursday, Russian forces have launched over 30 attacks, including from Kalibr cruise missiles, MLRS rocket launchers, aircraft, and artillery targeting “Ukrainian civilian and military infrastructure.” Ukrainian police later reported that as many as 203 attacks have been carried out through the day, Reuters reported. According to Sky News, at least 40 Ukrainian people have been killed.

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Hungary’s Orban Condemns Russian Invasion, Supports Sovereignty of Ukraine

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine during a national address, and said that European unity would allow for joint action in the face of the quickly escalating crisis.

“Russia attacked Ukraine with military force this morning, prompting a meeting of the National Security Cabinet. Together with our EU and NATO allies, we condemn Russia’s military action,” Orban said in his address, which was posted to social media. “We will hold an emergency meeting in Brussels today. I believe that European unity will be sustainable, and we can take joint action.”

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Is This How Russia Will Conquer Ukraine?

The scenario which Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken years to prepare for was now being fulfilled in Ukraine, the former commander of Polish Land Forces, Gen. Waldemar Skrzypczak, commented for wPolityce.pl on the deployment of Russian troops to the Donbas.

The general stated that while the forces Moscow sent to the region have small military potential and involved two mechanized regiments, they were enough to support the separatists in the area.

“Their most likely goal is the total takeover of two areas: the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The scenario of annexing a part of Ukrainian territory by the Russian military and the addition of an increasingly larger part of Ukraine to the Russia Federation is taking place,” the general said.

He explained that Putin’s plan will now be developing in stages. He will be taking out fragments of Ukraine and adding them to the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and expand their territory.

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NATO Activates Defense Plans After Russian Invasion of Ukraine

During a Thursday morning press conference as Russian forces continued their attack on Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg provided details regarding the organization’s plans to combat threats to members states.

“NATO’s core task is to protect and defend all allies. There must be no room for miscalculation or misunderstanding,” Stoltenberg said, according to Fox News.

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Polish PM Morawiecki Calls for Immediate Response ‘To Russia’s Criminal Aggression Against Ukraine’

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has condemned the full-scale invasion by Russia on Ukraine and called upon “Europe and the free world” to stop Putin’s military actions.

In a statement posted on his social media channels early on Thursday morning, Morawiecki insisted Poland and her allies must “immediately respond to Russia’s criminal aggression” against Ukraine.

“Europe and the free world has to stop Putin. Today’s European Council should approve the fiercest possible sanctions,” Morawiecki urged.

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Putin Should be First on the Sanctions List, Says European Commission Vice-President

Russian President Vladimir Putin should be the first name on the list of sanctions imposed on Russia following its aggressive military action against Ukraine, the Czech Vice-President of the European Commission, Vera Jourova, declared on Wednesday.

In an interview with the Hospodarské noviny newspaper, Jourova claimed that the fact Putin was missing from the European Union’s list of individuals to be personally targeted for sanctions was a sign of weakness rather than a diplomatic skill.

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Putin Says He Attacked Ukraine to Fight Nazis

Vladimir Putin justified his bombardment of Ukraine by asserting that he was fighting Nazis, another reminder that this glib excuse has been overused by virtually everyone both domestically and geopolitically.

Russia claimed that it had completely destroyed Ukraine’s air defenses with a series of precision attacks targeting military infrastructure and airports across the country.

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Report: Troops, Tanks and Military Vehicles Entering Ukraine From Belarus

Multiple media outlets are now reporting that troops along with military vehicles have entered Ukraine from Belarus. According to CNN, the US Department of Defense is now tracking the reported incursion.

A US defense official told the outlet that it was not clear if the troops were only Russian or also Belarusian.

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Reports: Russian Police Arrest Nearly 1,400 Protesters Against Ukraine War

Russian police arrested 700 protesters Thursday who were urging leader Vladimir Putin to end his assault on Ukraine, the Agence-France Presse (AFP) reported citing independent monitors.

Update: Since the initial publishing of this post, AFP has revised their toll of Russians arrested to nearly 1,400.

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Russia Issues Ukraine Terms of Surrender: Give Up Your Weapons

A top Kremlin spokesman told reporters on Thursday that Russia would consider ending its unprovoked military assault on Ukraine if the Ukrainian government accepted terms of surrender, which included the removal of all “weapons” from the country.

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Russia Invades Ukraine as Explosions Are Heard in Kyiv and Other Cities

As Russian military forces and Russian-backed separatists continued striking targets across Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the public to remain calm while declaring martial law.

Missile strikes and military barrages struck Ukrainian targets from the country’s northern, eastern and southern borders.

The strikes drew quick international condemnation of Russia, from capitals across Europe to Asia. The invasion also shook financial markets around the world; global oil and gold prices soared, U.S. stocks tumbled and indices across Asia recorded significant losses while European markets opened with a downward reaction.

Zelenskyy said in his morning public address that he had been in touch with U.S. President Biden following the Russian invasion, reported NPR’s Tim Mak. “We are strong,” Zelenskyy said in his address, adding, “Glory to Ukraine…

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Trudeau Announces More Sanctions Against Russia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Thursday that Canada would bring in several “severe” sanctions against Russia after its attack on Ukraine.

Trudeau announced that Canada and other G7 countries will bring forward even more sanctions as they move to harm Russia’s economy. This is in line with President Joe Biden’s announcement as well.

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Twitter Begins Censoring Posts Documenting Russia’s Ukraine Invasion

One of the most direct sources of information from the Ukraine-Russia border, such as Russian tank divisions and helicopters heading to Ukraine, has been social media accounts sharing photos and videos from the Luhansk and Donbas regions in Ukraine.

But Twitter has been suspending the accounts of researchers and open-source intelligence (OSINT) researchers, sharing such content.

OSINT researchers Kyle Glen and Oliver Alexander had their accounts temporarily suspended for violating an unspecified Twitter policy.

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Ukraine: Russia Has Launched Full-Scale Invasion

Missile strikes and explosions have been reported across several major cities in Ukraine amid reports that Russia has begun a full-scale invasion of the country.

Russian military are reported to have crossed the Ukrainian border from the south from Crimea, the north via Belarus and the east of Ukraine.

In a pre-recorded televised address broadcast early on Thursday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed he had authorized a “special military operation” in Ukraine that was focused on the “demilitarization and denazification” of the country.

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Video: Nancy Pelosi Thinks Putin Invaded Hungary; Defends Biden’s Toothless Sanctions

Speaking after returning from a heavily criticised trip to Europe, Nancy Pelosi appeared to confuse Ukraine with Hungary, expressing concern that the country is surrounded by America’s enemies.

“If you look at the map and you see Hungary and you see how it is encircled…Russia, Belarus, Crimea,” Pelosi said.

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World War Woke

Does the west have the resolve to face down Putin?

Or has years of civilizational self-loathing finally taken its toll?

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Taiwan Scrambles Air Force as Chinese Enter Airspace Amid Russian Invasion of Ukraine

(LifeSiteNews) — Taiwan reportedly scrambled its air force to warn off nine Chinese military aircraft that entered its airspace on Thursday, the same day that Russian forces launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

While a U.S. Defense official told Fox News on Thursday that Chinese incursions into Taiwanese airspace are “not unusual” and that “China has done this in the past a couple months ago,” the unnamed official said the United States remains “concerned” by “provocative military action near Taiwan.”

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Victoria’s Harsh Mask Rules for Kids Draws Critics

Masking children in schools has always been a heated topic and point of conflict between parents, teachers and medical professionals.

The younger the child, the more resistance there has been to mask mandates.

Even the World Health Organisation (WHO) has maintained since 2020 that children aged under 6 should not wear masks, and children 6-11 should not wear masks at school except in special circumstances.

The WHO guidelines resist enforcing mask-wearing on young children due to lingering concerns about impacting the learning, psychological, and emotional welfare during their formative years — not to mention the practicality of keeping children masked.

Contrary to mask policies in many Australian states for school children, the WHO insists that masks should only be worn by young children in locations of ‘widespread transmission where they live’ or if it is safe and appropriate for a child to wear a mask.

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98 Per Cent of Illegal Boat Migrants Arrive in Britain Without a Passport

Nearly all of the illegal boat migrants who arrive on British shores after crossing the English Channel have no passports, according to a Freedom of Information request from the Migration Watch UK think tank.

According to official data from the Home Office obtained through a Freedom of Information request by Migration Watch UK, 98 per cent of boat migrants arrive in Britain without a passport.

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Czech PM Rejects ‘Inhumane’ Right-Wing Concerns Over Mass Immigration From Ukraine if War Breaks Out

The entry of Russian troops into the territory of the Ukrainian separatist republics has been an “invasion by invitation,” warned Tomio Okamura, the leader of the right-wing populist Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) party in Czechia.

Okamura spoke of the consequences of the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine, predicting the return to the European Union of a wave of refugees in remarks the Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala labeled as “inhumane.”

“Mass migration from Ukraine is a real threat,” Okamura declared. “If it happens, the Czech Republic will become one of the main destinations. This will cause two negative effects — deterioration of the security situation and decline in wages of our citizens in the manual professions,” he added.

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Slovaks Set Up Camps for Potential Asylum Seekers From Ukraine

Slovakia is preparing for a migration wave due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. While yesterday, the situation at the border crossings between Slovakia and Ukraine was still calm, as the conflict escalated on Thursday morning, long lines began to form.

“At the border crossings with Ukraine, we did not notice an increased movement,” commented the Slovak Ministry of the Interior yesterday.

“Slovakia maintains friendly relations with Ukraine, and in the event of armed aggression against our neighbor, we are ready to help Ukraine,” it added.

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UK Migrant Arrivals Last Year Were 95 Times Higher Than in 2018: More Than 28,500 Crossed the Channel in Small Boats Compared to Just 299 in 2018 — as Number of Asylum Applications Climbs to the Highest in 20 Years

Official figures released for the first time today show 28,526 people arrived in the UK after crossing the English Channel in small boats last year — more than 95 times higher than in 2018.

The Home Office statistics were higher than previously thought and compare with 8,466 people crossing the Channel in 2020, 1,843 in 2019 and just 299 in 2018.

Numbers arriving in the UK reached their highest peak in November 2021, when 6,971 small boats arrived in a single month.

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Confidence Inspiring: British Spies Told to Check White Privilege, Don’t Use Words Like ‘Manpower’

The United Kingdom’s intelligence services warned the nation’s spies to check their so-called “white privilege” in a document published amid concerns over war in Europe.

Intelligence officers and other staff were reportedly told to refrain from using such words as “strong”, “grip”, and “manpower” over concerns that failing to abide by woke language codes would “reinforce dominant cultural patterns”.

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Rumble Announces Large Popular YouTube Channels Are Joining the Growing Platform

Video hosting platform Rumble has announced a number of large home, lifestyle, and fitness channels from YouTube have joined the platform.

Rumble has experienced tremendous growth in recent months as censorship on Big Tech platforms has increased and many of the creators rushing to Rumble have been those who have experienced censorship on the mainstream platforms.

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28 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/24/2022

  1. “Putin Says He Attacked Ukraine to Fight Nazis”
    Pretty sure he claimed he’s fighting Ukrainian growing fascist ideology, which is like the opposite of nazism, but gets constantly confused with it because of decades of left-wing propaganda (essentially started by Stalin himself).

        • UK in particular needs a far right political government that will bring back national service,get rid of all the wokeness,deal with illegals brutally and damn what the world thinks,bring back hanging for child sex offences,get rid of all the m 0 5 q u e s…and get useless police investigating REAL crime.NOT going to be Conservatives is it?? The west looking more and more wild and woolly with its trans everything retards undermine survival .

        • Even if true about neo Nazis, it is the business of Ukraine and no one else. It just an excuse for him as he sees how often this ‘accusation’ is hurled about in the West.

    • I do believe the Ukronazis call themselves nazis and are proud of it. Their idea lineage goes to Germany, I heard, not to Italy. Look up the Azov batallion, for example.

    • I think that Putin is trolling. Just recently, for example, Justin Trudeau called the Freedom Convoy protestors Nazis.

      • No, they are the real McCoy. Apart from an odd skin head type here and there, they are the only real nazis I know of, and Zelensky is in cahoots with them. They prop him up. Go figure.

        • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cohen-ukraine-commentary-idUSKBN1GV2TY

          IMHO: “National Socialism” equals “Our country is an “excrement hole”, but we are great and we must unite and we must fight our great enemies!!!

          It works well on 18 year old boys and girls, and it does not have to have anything to do with jews or blacks or gypsies, as in its core it is the abuse of the dream of the young men to “unite and fight together”.

        • They failed to spend on defense but have no problem spending on illegal migrants. Therefore I would like to ask where did the funding for NATO go? Trump was correct when he said they and others were not paying their share but the US was paying above its share.
          I am heartily sick and tired of this entire EU cabal which cannot unify even when presented with the clear danger presented by Russia. If not stopped and stopped decisively now, the road will be open for Putin to basically blackmail other countries. If the EU members cannot even agree on sanctions, worthless as they may be, because of a risk to this or that economic sector, if the EU is not willing to endure a bit of hardship in order to show resolve in the face of the new Hitler, then game over. After all, what is to stop Putin from just heading west?
          Don’t people realize that Russia never has cared one tiny bit about what the world thinks of it?
          I only hope that IF things really start to turn against Russia in Ukraine that Putin does not do something incredibly stupid. He has started on this path and I do not see how he can accept anything less than victory without sustaining a massive loss of prestige at home and on the world stage.

  2. Make Jay Leno ( dumb questions for dumb people show)show Pelosi a map of the world and point on, say Brazil.
    Would she find it?
    Once upon a time , an American gentleman, a nice person, could not distinguish between Chechia and Yougoslavia. A model of erudition compared to the spokesperson.

  3. Dead around the corner..Before i go , i want to share with you ” westerners” meaning and importance of Sacrament of Marriage for us Poles..Virtue you allready forgot in the West..
    Sanctity of Union between a Man and Woman is very core of our Society and Christian Culture of European White Man Race….
    Ceremony and Vows, still the same as many centuries back..
    REMEMBER !!!
    Once a upon time ,it was also part of Your Culture and Heritage..

    https://youtu.be/5gWH2lzj1IQ

  4. Germany has, despite warnings from allies, failed to spend on Defense; and hence made it clear that the EU has neither the capacity nor the will to stand up to Putin. Central to this ineptitude is Ursula Von Der Leyen, German Defence Minister for 8 years, now President of the EU.
    German, Austrian readers…any comments on this issue or you will use a” head in sand “technique, like always since 1938..?

    • No argument from me being both, you are correct that under Merkel(commie) and her less than useless Defense Minister Ursula degraded the Bundeswehr to where they cannot field troops, fly planes or sail a navy. Another lesson on why you never put emotional women in charge.

    • Mathoney, I take it from your many comments here that a disarmed Germany should be soothing your fears of domination. So what is it now?
      Unlike for your other comments, I agree with your „ head in sand“ assessement. This has historical reasons that I need not be lectured about.

  5. NATO has activated its NATO Response Force, marking the first time in history that the alliance will use it in a deterrence and defence role.
    Up to 40.000 troops arrive in Central Eastern Europe in a last few days.
    8000 of them are US soldiers.
    ..” use as a deterrence “…

  6. Klaus Schwab’s “great reset” is still going as planned.
    Just look at how all this fits into the game plan and narrative.
    More talk about the “need” to get off petrol and the petrol dollar – green energy, central bank digital currency.
    More talk and “threats” of cyber warfare and it’s implications.
    All heads of state and politicians are puppets of the WEF, WHO and the UN.
    It’s all a big game to these vile human beings.
    You, me and every ordinary person on the face of the planet are nothing but lab rats and cannon fodder for those building up the kingdom of antichrist.
    There is no winning side, there are no good guys to cheer for.
    How many of us Westerners have cheered on our sons when they were sent off to fight for control over land and natural resources for these wicked men?
    How many Easterners are and will be cheering on their sons sent off to fight for land and natural resources for the same wicked men?
    Nazi Nato Western nations/Communist BRICS Eastern nations with Islamic jihadist thrown in on both sides for good measure.
    All taking their marching orders for a new world order.
    Prayer and repentance is what is needed.
    Man cannot do what Christ has done without His help.
    Lord have mercy.

    • The problem with Schwab(spit) and his fellow travelers is, once a war starts, it never ever goes according to plan and always spirals out of anyone’s control. It takes one a life of it’s own where it consumes those around it. You will be forced to fight or perish.

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