Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/18/2022

A federal judge overturned the Biden administration’s mask mandate for public transportation. When pilots and stewardesses announced the decision on airliners in mid-flight, passengers and staff pulled off their masks and cheered.

In other news, in addition to a lack of seeds and fertilizer, European farmers are reportedly facing a shortage of feed stocks.

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

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Financial Crisis
» 53 Percent of Canadians Just $200 Away From Insolvency, 31 Percent Can’t Pay Bills: Survey
» Majority of Canadians Seeing Inflation Outpace Wage Growth
 
USA
» Antiracist Professor Ibram X. Kendi Calls Republicans the ‘Party of White Supremacy’
» Biden’s Closest Senate Ally Suggests US Troops be Sent to Ukraine
» Big Tech Platforms Still Collect Audio Data When Mic is Muted, Study Finds
» Bill Maher Asks Vaccinated Mask Wearers if They “Keep the Condom on” After Sex
» BLM Protester Resisting Arrest at Pittsburgh Protest Was Previously Arrested Over Racist Attack on Restaurant
» BLM Protester Punched by Cop After Turning Violent
» CDC Says Public Transportation Mask Mandate No Longer in Effect
» ‘Defund the Police’ Advocate Cori Bush Spent More Than $300,000 on Private Security
» Democrats Are “Working With” Big Tech on New Censorship Calls
» DeSantis Wants to Keep ‘Feelings’ Out of Math Instruction in Florida Schools
» ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Leaders Complain That DJ at School Event Wore ‘Black Face’ — He Was Just African American
» Durham: Five Witnesses Connected to the Clinton Campaign’s False Russian Claims Have Refused to Cooperate
» Elon Musk Promises to Reduce Twitter’s Board Salary to Zero if He Takes Over
» Ex-Twitter CEO Dorsey Slams Board’s ‘Dysfunction’ After Response to Musk’s Buyout Bid
» Federal Judge Blocks Mask Mandate for Public Transportation
» InfoWars Files for Bankruptcy Over Sandy Hook Defamation Lawsuits
» Jon Stewart’s New Woke Show TANKS, Loses 80 Percent of Viewers After First Episode
» LA Gang Member, Murderer Praises DA George Gascon for Lenient Policies
» New Study Demonstrates the Harms of Lockdowns and Gym Closures on Health Outcomes for the Aged
» Police in Virgina Secretly Use GPS Pings to Track People’s Phones
» Professor Says Minors Can be ‘Enthusiastically Involved’ in ‘Initiating Sexual Activities With Adults’
» Science Now Backs Menstruation Issues After COVID Vaccination
» SCOTUS Swats Away SALT Cap Challenge That Limits Tax Deductions in New York, Maryland
» Second Arrest Made in South Carolina Mall Shooting
» Trucker Convoy Arrives in Sacramento for COVID Protests at California Capitol Grounds
» Twitter Employees Upset Over Musk’s Potential Takeover — Survey
» Twitter Board Under More Pressure as Apollo Reportedly Backs Musk Bid
» Wisconsin Gov. Evers Vetoes ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ Dozens of Other GOP Bills
» ‘Your Wife Sent Me to Jail Some Years Ago. I’m Back’: Killer’s Chilling Text to Queens Mom’s Husband After He Murdered Her in Basement of Their $2m Home and Stuffed Her Body in a Duffel Bag
 
Canada
» Canadian Filmmakers Are Making a Documentary on the Freedom Convoy
» CBC’s False Freedom Convoy Victim: The End of a Saga
» Freedom Train Continues to Oppose Emergency Power Grabs
» Justice Centre Ranks Worst Charter Rights Violators Among Provinces
» Peace Officers Monitor Calgary Freedom Protest Under Anti-Honking Injunction
» Press Group Won’t Investigate Fake News by Left-Wing Journalist
» Quebec Health Links to Pornhub Foot Fetish Video in COVID Update
 
Europe and the EU
» Dozens Arrested After Days of Far-Right Clashes Across Sweden
» EU Exhumes 18 Year Old Embezzlement Charges to Derail Le Pen Presidential Bid
» European Feed Stocks Expected to Run Out Soon
» France: Macron Won’t Drop the Idea of Forcing Social Media Platforms to Collect User ID
» French Bishops Silent on Presidential Election as More and More Catholics Support Le Pen
» Germany Warns it Will Act to Secure Sufficient Gas Storage
» German War Party is Green: 72 Percent Want Heavy Weapons for Ukraine
» German Interior Ministry Permits Display of Rainbow Flags on Federal Buildings
» ‘I Would Like a Mother of the French!’ — Mode Land Politician Delphine Wespiser Endorses Le Pen for Presidency
» Italy: Brothels Should be Reopened Says Pieraccioni
» Man of the People: Prince Harry Says He’ll ‘Never, Ever, Ever Rest’ Until Inequality Defeated
» ‘Nazi-Salute’ Russian Karter Risks Losing Italian Licence
» Ukraine: Greece: No More Weapons to Kyiv
» Watch: French Police Ambushed by 100 Assailants in ‘Night of Urban Violence’
» YouTube Hides Criticism of Meghan Markle
 
Balkans
» Serbia Accuses Ukraine and Unnamed EU Govt of Orchestrating False Bomb Threats
 
Russia
» First Picture of Sinking Moskva Shows Russian Black Sea Flagship Burning, Listing
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
» Russia Continues to Pump Gas to Europe Via Ukraine
» Russia-Ukraine War: Seven Killed in Strikes on Lviv; Putin Says Sanctions Have ‘Impacted Businesses’
» Zelensky Claims Russians Are Building ‘Torture Chambers’ In Occupied South
 
Far East
» China’s TikTok Now Reveals Users’ Locations When They Post
» China Censors Its Own National Anthem Amid Growing Unrest With Coronavirus Lockdowns
» Pacific on Alert as North Korea Tests New ‘Tactical Guided Weapon’
 
Immigration
» France: Sudanese National Sentenced to Five Years for Providing Boats to Channel Migrants
» Multicultural Sweden Suffers Massive Riots
» Ukraine: 91,000 Refugees in Italy, 4 Regions Under Pressure
» Watch: White House Asked When Biden Will Apologize for Falsely Accusing Border Agents of ‘Whipping’ Migrants
 
Culture Wars
» Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Asked “Why Do You Hate Christians?” After Tweeting Video of Easter Plane Singers
» Rowling Excluded From Jubilee Reading List Amid Attacks for Trans Views
» Video: DeSantis Blasts Pro “Infanticide” Late-Term Abortionists
» YouTube Removes Tucker Carlson Interview With Woman Who Detransitioned
 

53 Percent of Canadians Just $200 Away From Insolvency, 31 Percent Can’t Pay Bills: Survey

A new Ipsos survey conducted for MNP suggests that 31 percent of Canadians aren’t earning enough to cover their bills.

Respondents said that their incomes aren’t covering bills and debt payments, with 53 percent of respondents saying that they are $200 away from insolvency.

The survey, of 2,000 Canadians, was conducted between March 9 and 15, taking place just a week before the Bank of Canada raised its policy rate in an effort to curb inflation that has already hit Canadians’ pockets hard.

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

Majority of Canadians Seeing Inflation Outpace Wage Growth

New analysis shows that a majority of Canadians are seeing diminishing incomes due to inflation levels that are higher than their wage gains.

According to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), wages rose by only 2.7% over the past two years, while inflation grew by 3.4% annually.

Throughout the labour market, inflation-adjusted pay growth was in the red, including in the education and healthcare sectors.

In February of this year, Canada’s inflation level hit 5.7% — the highest it’s been in 30 years. Economists predict that the inflation level will steadily increase, due to sanctions on Russia and other world events.

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

Antiracist Professor Ibram X. Kendi Calls Republicans the ‘Party of White Supremacy’

Boston University’s controversial “antiracist” professor, Ibram X. Kendi, has bluntly branded Republicans “the party of white supremacy.”

The “How to Be an Antiracist” author insisted in an op-ed for The Atlantic that the GOP has used “dog whistles” to brand itself as the “party of parents,” dismissing that as a “myth, a great myth.”

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

Biden’s Closest Senate Ally Suggests US Troops be Sent to Ukraine

President Joe Biden’s closest Senate ally has suggested that US troops should be deployed to Ukraine over fears the country will “become the Syria of Eastern Europe.”

Senator Chris Coons made the comments during a CBS News interview on Sunday.

“The American people cannot turn away from this tragedy in Ukraine,” said Coons, adding, “I think the history of the 21st century turns on how fiercely we defend freedom in Ukraine and that Putin will only stop when we stop him.”

Coons went on to suggest that the “level of brutality” being displayed by Russian forces may necessitate direct US military involvement.

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

Big Tech Platforms Still Collect Audio Data When Mic is Muted, Study Finds

Even after pressing the mute button on video conferencing apps, Big Tech can still collect audio data, according to an unpublished study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

A press release announcing the study claims that the researchers investigated “many popular apps” to see what data they capture when a user has muted the microphone. The press release does not specify the apps that were investigated, but the study is not in doubt considering it has been accepted by the 2022 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium.

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

Bill Maher Asks Vaccinated Mask Wearers if They “Keep the Condom on” After Sex

Comedian and talk host Bill Maher has slammed vaccinated people who refuse to stop wearing face masks, asking if they would keep wearing a condom after sex has ended.

Maher raises the issue in a new comedy special on HBO called Adulting, in which he asks mask wearers “Do you keep the condom on after you f*ck?”

During the special he also thanks the audience for resolving to living their lives rather than hiding in their houses forever.

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

BLM Protester Resisting Arrest at Pittsburgh Protest Was Previously Arrested Over Racist Attack on Restaurant

One of the women resisting arrest at the Pittsburgh-area Black Lives Matter protest Saturday was previously arrested over a racist BLM attack on a restaurant in 2020.

Victoyia Lynn Townes was seen ignoring police orders and acting belligerently against law enforcement at the weekend anti-police demonstration in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, where the viral “punch” photo was taken of a BLM protester being punched by a black cop after she turned violent and laid hands on the officer.

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

BLM Protester Punched by Cop After Turning Violent

At a Saturday protest in a Pittsburgh borough, one BLM protester was punched in the face after she laid her hands on an officer in an attempt to stop an arrest.

The Saturday protest in Wilkinsburg was held in honor of Jim Rogers, who died after police officers used a stun gun on the 54-year-old man in connection with an alleged bicycle theft last fall, according to WTAE.

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

CDC Says Public Transportation Mask Mandate No Longer in Effect

Update (2000ET): Bloomberg reports that the CDC says the national mask requirement on public transportation is no longer in effect, citing a Florida court ruling against the measure.

The CDC says it will not enforce the mask order but continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings.

As a reminder, the U.S. Senate voted 57-40 last month to overturn the public health order requiring masks on airplanes and other forms of public transportation, drawing a veto threat from President Joe Biden.

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

‘Defund the Police’ Advocate Cori Bush Spent More Than $300,000 on Private Security

Democrat Rep. Cori Bush, an avid supporter of the “defund the police” movement, has spent more than $300,000 on private security, campaign finance documents show.

A list of itemized expenditures from Cori Bush for Congress on the Federal Election Commission website shows that Bush spent $70,489 on “Security Services” — including $50,489 to Peace Security, $15,000 to Cortney Merritts, and $5,000 to Nathaniel Davis. The expenditures — which occurred during the first quarter of 2022 — add to the $233,663 that Bush spent on security services in 2021, the Daily Wire reported.

Bush spent a total of $304,152 on security over the past election cycle, Fox News reported.

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

Democrats Are “Working With” Big Tech on New Censorship Calls

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has officially pushed for more online censorship. The DNC’s stand could compromise bipartisan Big Tech bills, according to critics.

The DNC has published a document titled “Recommendations for Combating Online Misinformation.” Notably, the document contains a plan that calls for more censorship on online platforms.

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

DeSantis Wants to Keep ‘Feelings’ Out of Math Instruction in Florida Schools

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to take feelings out of the equation.

DeSantis on Monday defended his education department’s rejection of math textbooks as part of an effort to eliminate social-emotional learning, a teaching philosophy that helps kids manage their feelings and show empathy for others, from the subject curriculum.

“Math is about getting the right answer. We want kids to learn to think so they get the right answer,” DeSantis said at a press conference in Jacksonville.

“It’s not about how you feel about the problem or to introduce some of these other things. There’s a right answer and there’s a wrong answer. And we want our students getting the right answer.”

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

‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Leaders Complain That DJ at School Event Wore ‘Black Face’ — He Was Just African American

Diversity, equity, and inclusion “experts” in Arizona falsely accused a black man of wearing blackface at a DJing event.

The experts, Jill Lassen of the Scotsdale Parents Council (SPC) and Stuart Rhoden of the Scottsdale Unified’s Equity and Inclusion Committee and the Scottsdale Human Relations Commission, attacked the Scottsdale Unified School District for the incident, writing letters of complaint after an appearance at a PTA event by DJ Kim Koko Hunter. They believed that Hunter was a white man dressed in blackface. He wasn’t.

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

Durham: Five Witnesses Connected to the Clinton Campaign’s False Russian Claims Have Refused to Cooperate

Authored by Jonathan Turley

Special Counsel John Durham continues to drop bombshells in filings in the prosecution of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann. Just last week, Durham defeated an effort by Sussmann to dismiss the charges. He is now moving to give immunity to a key witness while revealing that the claims made by the Clinton campaign were viewed by the CIA as “not technically plausible” and “user created.” He also revealed that at least five of the former Clinton campaign contractors/researchers have invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to cooperate in fear that they might incriminate themselves in criminal conduct. Finally, Durham offers further details on the involvement of Clinton campaign general counsel Marc Elias and former British spy Christopher Steele in the alleged false claims.

Recently, Durham revealed extremely damaging evidence against Sussmann. However, this is the first full description of the Clinton associates refusing to cooperate under the Fifth Amendment. Durham noted that he gave immunity to an individual identified only as “Research 2.” He then noted that this was made necessary by the refusal to cooperate by key Clinton associates.

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

Elon Musk Promises to Reduce Twitter’s Board Salary to Zero if He Takes Over

Elon Musk is taking jabs at Twitter’s board of directors. With his potential takeover of the company, the Tesla and SpaceX founder said that he intends to reduce the board’s salary to exactly $0 if his takeover bid succeeds.

Musk made his remarks in response to Future Fund partner Gary Black on Twitter, who pointed out that the company’s board of directors would all be out of a job if Musk takes over and makes the company private.

Black noted that the board members receive between $250,000 and $300,000 per year, “for what is a nice part-time job.”

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

Ex-Twitter CEO Dorsey Slams Board’s ‘Dysfunction’ After Response to Musk’s Buyout Bid

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey slammed the board’s “dysfunction” as it handles billionaire Elon Musk’s offer to purchase the company.

“If [you] look into the history of Twitter board, it’s intriguing as I was a witness on its early beginnings, mired in plots and coups, and particularly amongst Twitter’s founding members. I wish it could be made into a Hollywood thriller one day,” a Twitter user posted Sunday on the platform.

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

Federal Judge Blocks Mask Mandate for Public Transportation

A federal judge on Monday voided the Biden administration’s mask mandate for travelers using public transportation such as trains and airplanes.

The mandate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention applies to people as young as 2 years old, and had been set to expire a number of times but was recently extended to May 3 before Monday’s ruling.

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

InfoWars Files for Bankruptcy Over Sandy Hook Defamation Lawsuits

Hours after we initially reported on the possibility of Infowars filing for bankruptcy, Alex Jones’ InfoWars on Sunday filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas as a result of the defamation lawsuits filed against Jones and his company by the parents of victims killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

As we just noted, attorneys for Jones have claimed that the defamation lawsuit was filed as part of a strategy to silence Jones’ free speech on matters of public interest.

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

Jon Stewart’s New Woke Show TANKS, Loses 80 Percent of Viewers After First Episode

“The Problem with Jon Stewart” was launched in Sept 2021 on Apple TV+. However, the show’s ratings have been very much failing to meet expectations so far.

Stewart’s competition is doing much better, and people were expecting the show to perform on par with John Oliver’s similarly-themed “Last Week Tonight” show, which apparently pulls in close to a million viewers per episode on average.

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

LA Gang Member, Murderer Praises DA George Gascon for Lenient Policies

Luis Angel Hernandez, a gang-affiliated man currently incarcerated for murder in LA, told an unidentified caller that DA George Gascon’s new policies are going to get him out of jail soon.

“This sh*t looking real good,” Hernandez mentions to his caller. “Now we got a new DA in LA.” Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

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

New Study Demonstrates the Harms of Lockdowns and Gym Closures on Health Outcomes for the Aged

The study found that “low muscle strength was independently associated with an elevated risk of all-cause mortality, regardless of muscle mass, metabolic syndrome, sedentary time among US older adults, indicating the importance of muscle strength in predicting aging-related health outcomes in older adults.”

The new data indicates that restrictions placed in the personal fitness industry to combat the spread of COVID not only damaged the industry but harmed the demographic the pandemic restrictions were designed to protect through government enforced sedentary lifestyles.

The study, Associations of Muscle Mass and Strength with All-Cause Mortality among US Older Adults, was done in conjunction with Sports Health and Rehabilitation Research Center, China Institute of Sport Science, Beijing, and examined “individual and joint associations of low muscle mass and low muscle strength with all-cause mortality in a nationally representative sample.”

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

Police in Virgina Secretly Use GPS Pings to Track People’s Phones

The police in the US state of Virginia have normalized using location data harvested from people’s phones to track them in real-time, reports citing court records say.

The police can do this by obtaining search warrants even when the person they place under surveillance in this way — sometimes for years — turns out to have committed no crimes during that period of time. And as records show, they don’t even have to be named as suspects when first securing the search order.

All this is coming out in response to public record requests that were submitted to 18 departments across Virginia in a bid to get a sense of how widespread the practice is. Court records reveal that the police conducted over 7,000 hours of this type of surveillance in 2020 alone.

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

Professor Says Minors Can be ‘Enthusiastically Involved’ in ‘Initiating Sexual Activities With Adults’

Professor David Finkelhor of the University of New Hampshire participated in a March 23 talk discussing the “elements of voluntary participation” by juveniles involved in sex crimes, saying that when trying to prevent sex crimes against children, it’s key to realize that in some cases, it is the children themselves that are “initiating sexual activities with adults.” Finkelhor is the Director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center at UNH.

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

Science Now Backs Menstruation Issues After COVID Vaccination

As data around COVID-19 injectables continues to be collected and analyzed, it appears as though previously disregarded anecdotal evidence that women’s menstrual cycles are affected by COVID-19 vaccination is coming true.

In a pre-print report in MedRxiv, researchers sampled 39,129. After removing those who had a suspected or natural COVID infection, they included individuals who met the stringent criteria of being fully vaccinated — those who received at least two COVID injections and were at least 14 days post second dose.

Based on the data analysis of Dr. Jessica Rose, who has been sounding the alarm on women’s issues post-COVID injection(s) for months, it is shocking that it has taken researchers this long to come forward with tangible findings.

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

SCOTUS Swats Away SALT Cap Challenge That Limits Tax Deductions in New York, Maryland

The Supreme Court Monday rejected an appeal from several states challenging Congress’s cap on state and local taxes that can be deducted from federal taxable income.

New York led a group including Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland in trying to strike down the 2017 limit known as the SALT cap, which limits people to $10,000 of their state and local property and income taxes that can be deducted. The states argued that the cap improperly encroached on states’ taxing ability.

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

Second Arrest Made in South Carolina Mall Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities on Monday announced the arrest of a second man in connection with Saturday’s shootout inside a busy shopping mall in South Carolina’s capital, one of two mass shootings that rocked the state over the Easter holiday weekend.

Marquise Love Robinson, 20, was taken into custody overnight and authorities are also seeking a third suspect, Amari Sincere-Jamal Smith, Columbia Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook said during a news conference. Both men face charges of attempted murder and nine counts of aggravated assault and battery.

Nine people were shot and another six injured in the rush to exit Columbiana Centre in Columbia, authorities said, with no fatalities reported. Holbrook said one person remained in the intensive care unit Monday.

Police said they did not believe the shooting was a random attack and that the three identified suspects knew each other. Holbrook said the men brought guns into the mall, with police seizing two handguns believed to be used in the shootout.

“Emotions took over, you had firearms that were introduced into the dispute, gunfire was exchanged and innocent people got injured in the crossfire,” Holbrook said.

The first person arrested in the shooting, 22-year-old Jewayne M. Price, was one of three people initially detained by law enforcement as a person of interest. Price’s attorney, Todd Rutherford, told news outlets Sunday that his client fired a gun at the mall, but in self-defense. Rutherford said Price faces a charge of unlawfully carrying a pistol because he legally owned his gun but did not have a permit to carry a weapon.

Price now also faces an attempted murder charge and nine counts of aggravated assault and battery, police said. He was in the Lexington County jail as of Monday.

Columbia police previously said on Twitter that a judge agreed Sunday to let Price leave jail on a $25,000 surety bond if he remained on house arrest with an ankle monitor.

Robinson is scheduled for a bond hearing Tuesday morning, according to police. Authorities have asked the public for help locating Smith, 21, of Columbia, who is also facing a charge of unlawfully carrying a pistol…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Trucker Convoy Arrives in Sacramento for COVID Protests at California Capitol Grounds

A group referred to as the “People’s Convoy” arrived in Sacramento on Monday morning, circling downtown streets and blaring horns in trucks and other vehicles.

It’s the first of an apparent three-day stint of events planned at California’s state Capitol in protest of coronavirus restrictions.

The first event, with a permit granted to the “Unified Americans Convoy of California” from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday on the north side of the Capitol, is permitted for 200 attendees, California Highway Patrol permit records show.

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

Twitter Employees Upset Over Musk’s Potential Takeover — Survey

Twitter employees are lashing out over Elon Musk’s offer to purchase the company in its entirety, with some employees referring to him as an “asshole.” Others are questioning whether he is “pumping and dumping” company stock, according to a survey conducted on Twitter.

According to a New York Post report, the survey was conducted by Blind from April 12 to 17. Blind verifies user identities through their corporate email addresses.

68% of employees surveyed said they disapproved of Musk’s tweets about the company’s corporate strategy, which have included a desire to remove advertisements and offer more value for Twitter Blue subscribers.

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

Twitter Board Under More Pressure as Apollo Reportedly Backs Musk Bid

Following reports over the weekend that Thoma Bravo and several other investors had shown an interest in a bid for Twitter after Elon Musk announced his hopes to take it private, WSJ reported Monday that PE giant Apollo has also held discussion about potentially backing a bid for the company.

It’s not clear whether the firm is leaning toward backing Elon Musk’s tender offer, or perhaps another bid for the social media company. WSJ said Apollo’s involvement could entail equity or debt.

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

Wisconsin Gov. Evers Vetoes ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ Dozens of Other GOP Bills

Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed more than two dozen bills on Friday that were passed by Republicans in the state’s legislature, including a proposal that would have established a parental bill of rights.

Evers, a former state superintendent of schools, wrote in his veto message that “parents are the first and best teachers our kids have,” but that the parental bill of rights is aimed at “dividing our schools.”

“Politicians on both sides of the aisle have to stop using our kids as political pawns,” Evers wrote. “I am vetoing this bill in its entirety because I object to sowing division in our schools, which only hurts our kids and learning in our classrooms.”

The legislation, Assembly Bill 963, would have codified several parental rights, including the right to “determine the names and pronouns used for the child while at

school,” the right to “access any education-related information regarding the child,” and the right to “opt out of a class or instructional materials for reasons based

on either religion or personal conviction.”

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

‘Your Wife Sent Me to Jail Some Years Ago. I’m Back’: Killer’s Chilling Text to Queens Mom’s Husband After He Murdered Her in Basement of Their $2m Home and Stuffed Her Body in a Duffel Bag

The killer who murdered married Queens mother Orsolya Gaal sent her husband a text afterwards saying it was revenge for her sending him to jail years ago, according to unnamed police sources.

Gaal, 51, was found dead inside a bloody duffel bag on the side of the road, less than half a mile from her home in Forrest Hills, Queens, at 8.11am on Saturday.

No one has been arrested for her death.

Police questioned her 13-year-old son Leo — who is thought to have been at home when she was killed — but he was released without charge.

Gaal’s equities advisor husband, Howard Klein, and their oldest son Jamie were out of town visiting colleges at the time of her murder.

Police believe Orsolya went out for the night on Saturday, possibly with a man, then returned home. She was killed inside the basement of her home then was dragged out in the bag, they say. Unnamed sources told PIX11 News that she had told her son she was going out with friends but was in fact with another man.

After she was murdered, police believe the killer used her phone to text her husband and say ‘your whole family is next’…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Canadian Filmmakers Are Making a Documentary on the Freedom Convoy

I met up with filmmaker Jeremy Regoto and his team, who are making a documentary about the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa and what led up to it.

We spoke about how Jeremy joined the convoy in Calgary and drove all the way to Ottawa, staying in the capital to document the truth about the movement. His hopes are that people will watch his docuseries and understand why people went to Ottawa to protest the COVID mandates and not just believe the mainstream media and government narrative.

The first part of the series will be out on May 1, and then every 45 days the team will be releasing another episode until the end of the year.

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

CBC’s False Freedom Convoy Victim: The End of a Saga

This is the finale in a series of videos on the CBC‘s false Freedom Convoy victim story — and trust me, it really is a shocking one! If you have yet to see the previous reports, you can do so by clicking here to see the first part, and here for the second one, or by visiting our new webpage, MediaFactCheck.ca.

This highly revealing series partly revolved around the story of Martin Anglehart, a man who claimed to have lost everything and to have been ruined financially following his participation in the Freedom Convoy protests, which took place over three weeks near the Parliament in Ottawa.

The truth about what really happened during these three weeks was heavily manipulated by the mainstream media to support their intended narrative with continuous attempts to demonize and discredit the pro-freedom movement — despite the demonstration being completely peaceful.

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

Freedom Train Continues to Oppose Emergency Power Grabs

During a wind warning on Good Friday, freedom loving Ontarians took to the roadways in a self-described “Freedom Train” to continue protesting the government overreach seen through throughout the COVID narrative in Canada. The train began in Ottawa and was headed to Niagara Falls with a few pit stops along the way.

I caught up with the convoy in Oshawa, Ontario.

The Freedom Train came only a day after Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives partook in a sneaky overnight voice vote that did not inform all MPPs. It is another Orwellian worded piece of legislation by this government that passed third readin

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

Justice Centre Ranks Worst Charter Rights Violators Among Provinces

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) is recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the Charter of Rights of Freedoms by ranking the provinces that violated it worst during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“April 17, 2022, marks 40 years since the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms became a part of Canada’s Constitution,” said JCCF president John Carpay. “But this date has been marred by the long list of serious Charter infringements perpetrated against Canadians by the federal and provincial governments over the last two years.”

The JCCF has been on the front lines of the fight against government and institutional pandemic restrictions, including on the ground in Ottawa during the Freedom Convoy.

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

Peace Officers Monitor Calgary Freedom Protest Under Anti-Honking Injunction

Hundreds and hundreds of Calgarians continue to gather at city hall in order to peacefully protest against the COVID-19 restrictions still impeding their rights and freedoms despite being on week five of Mayor Jyoti Gondek’s City of Calgary injunction against protesting.

With almost zero police presence to enforce the heinous rules outlined in the injunction, less than a handful of peace officers could be seen attempting to quickly jot down licence plate numbers from those who honked as they passed the protest, before giving up entirely and resorting to taking pictures from their cellphones instead.

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Press Group Won’t Investigate Fake News by Left-Wing Journalist

The Chair of the National News Media Council is refusing to investigate claims that a left-wing journalist misrepresented her arrest by RCMP officers during an anti-pipeline protest in subsequent reporting.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, Chair John Fraser claimed that the matter was outside of the organization’s mandate — despite that mandate involving investigating breaches of journalistic standards among members.

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Quebec Health Links to Pornhub Foot Fetish Video in COVID Update

Quebec Public Health had to apologize on Thursday after a staff member posted a link to a Pornhub foot fetish video in a tweet on COVID-19 case counts.

The original tweet stated in French: “Here is the situation in Quebec as of April 13.”

Included in the tweet was a hyperlink that led to a “Femdom feet worship” page on the adult video website Pornhub.

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Dozens Arrested After Days of Far-Right Clashes Across Sweden

Sweden says it will respond in a “tough” way after violent clashes over the weekend at a far-right rally.

Unrest broke out in the south of the country late on Saturday after demonstrators threatened to burn copies of the Qur’an during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

At least 40 people — including 26 police officers — have been injured in recent days, while two dozen people have been arrested.

Swedish police had moved one rally to a new location as a preventative measure, but clashes were still reported in the town of Landskrona.

Up to 100 mostly young people threw stones at police, set cars, tires and dustbins on fire, and put up a barrier fence that obstructed traffic, authorities said.

[Notice the fake news headline in Euronews.]

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EU Exhumes 18 Year Old Embezzlement Charges to Derail Le Pen Presidential Bid

Presumably as part of a deliberate effort to derail her presidential chances, the European Union has exhumed 18-year-old embezzlement charges against Marine Le Pen.

“The EU’s anti-fraud body has accused French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and associates of embezzling around 600,000 euros during their time as MEPs,” reports AFP.

The National Rally leader is personally accused of embezzling “around 137,000 euros ($150,000) worth of public money from the Strasbourg parliament when she was an MEP between 2004 and 2017.”

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European Feed Stocks Expected to Run Out Soon

The situation for Europe’s farmers is getting worse. Prices are rising and feed stocks are starting to run out. Animal breeders around Europe are deeply concerned. At the same time, the EU and the governments of some countries in various ways prevent farmers from maintaining or increasing their production. This is in addition to the already alarming shortage of seeds and fertilizers.

Only this autumn will the catastrophic impact be witnessed due to a sharp reduction in grain production. Moreover, meat and milk producers could see large parts of their businesses eliminated long before that. Western leaders have issued warnings about food shortages, but have offered no solutions.

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France: Macron Won’t Drop the Idea of Forcing Social Media Platforms to Collect User ID

About two weeks to the French presidential election re-run, incumbent President Emanuel Macron has reopened the debate on ending online anonymity. The president is open to the idea of dismantling foreign platforms if they do not require users to verify their identity before they can post.

“In a democratic society, there should be no anonymity. You can’t walk around in the street wearing a hood. On the Internet, people allow themselves, because they are hooded behind a pseudonym, to say the worst abjections,” Macron told Le Point last week.

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French Bishops Silent on Presidential Election as More and More Catholics Support Le Pen

French bishops are not expected to direct worshippers on how to vote in the French presidential elections as more and more Roman Catholics have become supporters of populist challenger Marine Le Pen.

French Roman Catholic bishops have a long history of advising their worshippers on how to vote in elections but, for the 2022 French presidential election, they are expected to remain silent.

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Germany Warns it Will Act to Secure Sufficient Gas Storage

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Germany will step in if gas-storage operators fail to fill facilities sufficiently to comply with new requirements, as the government takes a tougher line to secure supplies for next winter.

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German War Party is Green: 72 Percent Want Heavy Weapons for Ukraine

The Greens are once again particularly reliable as NATO adherents in the current Ukraine conflict and have thoroughly left their past as a peace party behind.

In Berlin’s traffic light coalition, the Greens [Bündnis 90/Die Grünen] in particular are pursuing a rigid anti-Russia course and are emphatically in favour of supplying even heavy weapons to Ukraine (although this is politically extremely risky and could very quickly turn Germany into a war participant). At the same time, they are denigrating the chancellor’s party, the SPD, as well as Chancellor Scholz himself.

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German Interior Ministry Permits Display of Rainbow Flags on Federal Buildings

Germany’s Interior Minister Nancy Faeser has approved the hoisting of the rainbow flag in front of federal government buildings, the Junge Freiheit news outlet reports.

The well-known flag of the gay movement has been hung out in many federal states on various occasions in front of public buildings for several years. However, until today there has been no unified regulation. In particular, it was unclear how the hoisting of the flag could be integrated with the state’s neutrality requirement.

“We are a modern and diverse country. It is high time that we show this more clearly as state institutions,” the social democrat politician explained on Twitter. “We want discrimination against people based on their sexual identity to end in all areas of society,” she added.

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‘I Would Like a Mother of the French!’ — Mode Land Politician Delphine Wespiser Endorses Le Pen for Presidency

French model and politician Delphine Wespiser opposed radio host Yassine Belattar on Wednesday and showed her preference for Marine Le Pen in the upcoming presidential election second round.

During a debate on the Touche pas à mon poste French television talk show, Wespiser refuted claims that a vote for Le Pen is a vote for the far-right.

Belettar, who indicated that he would vote for Emmanuel Macron, believing that it was unthinkable to see the extreme right in power, was confronted by Wespiser during the debate on his propensity to compare Le Pen to her father.

[Comment: Wow, Delphine Wespiser is very pretty.]

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Italy: Brothels Should be Reopened Says Pieraccioni

Comic says feels sorry for ‘working girls’ plying trade in cold

(ANSA) — ROME, APR 12 — Brothels should be reopened in Italy, comic director and actor Leonardo Pieraccioni said at the presentation of his latest film ‘Il sesso degli angeli’ (The Sex of Angels) in Rome on Tuesday.

Pieraccioni aid he felt “sorry” for the many ‘working girls’ plying their trade in the cold near his Tuscan villa home and that Italy should legalise brothels like other countries.

In his new film, the Tuscan comic plays a priest who inherits a Swiss brothel from an eccentric uncle and uses the establishment, run by a former prostitute played by Sabina Ferilli, to help repair his diocese’s failing finances.

Sex symbol Ferilli agreed that the legalization of brothels in Italy would be a welcome move for the world’s oldest trade.

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Man of the People: Prince Harry Says He’ll ‘Never, Ever, Ever Rest’ Until Inequality Defeated

Prince Harry sought to burnish his self-assigned everyman qualities Monday by declaring a commitment to tackling global inequality. To that end he has embarked on a mission to “make the world a better place” for his children, adding people “shouldn’t bring children into the world” unless they’re willing to improve it for them.

The sixth in line to the British throne, who has a personal inherited net worth estimated at $60 million, was speaking in the Netherlands before he joined his five-car convoy for a trip to the airport and flight home to his $14 million mansion in the hills of Montecito, California.

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‘Nazi-Salute’ Russian Karter Risks Losing Italian Licence

ACI condemns 15-yr-old’s gesture, to hold extraordinary meeting

(ANSA) — ROME, APR 11 — Italy’s ACI motoring association said Monday that it will hold an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday to open disciplinary proceedings against 15-year-old Russian driver Artyom Severyukhin, who did a Nazi salute on the podium after winning a junior race in Portugal in the European Karting Championship on Sunday.

Severyukhin risks losing his Italian licence, under which he has been racing following the penalties imposed on Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine.

The boy beat his chest, did the Nazi salute and then started laughing on the podium as the Italian national anthem played.

ACI said it “firmly condemned” the “deplorable behaviour” of Severyukhin, adding that it had sent a message to the Ukrainian motor sport association.

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Ukraine: Greece: No More Weapons to Kyiv

Athens, defence of our territory should not be weakened

(ANSA) — BELGRADE, APR 14 — After providing Kyiv with rifles and portable rocket launchers, Greece will not send more military equipment to Ukraine, Greek Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said, quoted by the portal Euractiv. “The defence equipment we sent to Ukraine came from our stocks. There is no issue of sending more,” Panagiotopoulos said, adding that Greece defence should not be weakened, particularly on islands.

According to a survey, 66% of Greeks disagree with sending military equipment to Ukraine, Euractiv reported.

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Watch: French Police Ambushed by 100 Assailants in ‘Night of Urban Violence’

Police in France came under attack from around 100 assailants armed with explosive devices and projectiles during a ‘night of urban violence’ last week, according to reports.

Chaos unfolded on Friday night in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a commune in the culturally-enriched department of Seine-Saint-Denis in the Paris suburbs.

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YouTube Hides Criticism of Meghan Markle

Searching for “Meghan Markle” on YouTube now only brings up results from news outlets and verified accounts. Content critical of Meghan Markle has been deranked from both search results and recommendations on the sidebar.

According to BuzzFeed, about a week ago, the first 10 results of a search for “Meghan Markle” brought up content critical of the Duchess of Sussex. The sidebar on these videos would feature more of such recommendations.

However, that is no longer the case, despite the fact that accounts featuring anti-Meghan Markle content have millions of views and tens of thousands of subscribers.

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Serbia Accuses Ukraine and Unnamed EU Govt of Orchestrating False Bomb Threats

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has accused the secret services of Ukraine and an unidentified European Union country of being behind a series of false bomb threats against Air Serbia flights to Russia.

The Serbian national carrier is the only European airline that has not joined international flight sanctions against Russia over its war in Ukraine. Several of its flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg have been delayed or had to return to Belgrade after the anonymous bomb threats.

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First Picture of Sinking Moskva Shows Russian Black Sea Flagship Burning, Listing

Five days after the Russian cruiser Moskva was reportedly struck by Ukrainian cruise missiles and sunk, the first pictures of the ship while burning appear to have made it to social media, showing the warship heavily listing as she takes on water.

While the events surrounding the loss of the Moskva, a guided-missile cruiser of the Russian navy and the flagship of their Black Sea fleet, remain unclear, one thing that both sides agree on is that the ship burnt last Wednesday, and sank the following day. Now for the first time there are pictures of the ship taken between the time the fire broke out and it sinking in the public domain that appear potentially genuine.

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Ukraine: Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said Russian forces have launched their anticipated offensive in the eastern part of the country. Seven people were killed and 11 injured in Russian missile strikes on the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Monday morning, local Ukrainian authorities said, in a sign that Russia’s long-range weapons remain a threat to areas far from the conflict’s eastern front lines. The Pentagon sees the strikes, along with others in Kyiv in recent days, as intended by Russia to try to hamper Ukrainians’ ability to resupply their combat forces.

Russia: Russia’s Defense Ministry said that its air-based missiles struck 16 targets in Ukraine, but it didn’t mention Lviv among the locations targeted. The ministry also said that its forces struck Ukrainian troops in several locations with land-based missiles. Russian President Vladimir Putin said sanctions imposed on Moscow have failed to undermine the country’s economy, though he said rising inflation was hitting households hard.

World-Wide: The Biden administration is warning of financial implications for countries that don’t condemn the brutality of Russia’s war on Ukraine.

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Russia Continues to Pump Gas to Europe Via Ukraine

Russia continues to supply natural gas to Europe through Ukrainian territory without interruptions, the spokesman for Russian energy major Gazprom, Sergey Kupriyanov, told the media on Monday.

“Gazprom supplies Russian gas for transit through Ukrainian territory in accordance with requests of European consumers,” Kupriyanov told reporters. According to him, around 56.9 million cubic meters of gas were requested as of April 18.

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Russia-Ukraine War: Seven Killed in Strikes on Lviv; Putin Says Sanctions Have ‘Impacted Businesses’

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The governor of the Lviv region, Maksym Kozytskyy, said the Russian missile strikes today hit three military infrastructure facilities and an auto mechanic shop. He said the wounded included a child, and emergency teams battled fires caused by the attack. At least seven people were reported killed.

A hotel sheltering Ukrainians who had fled fighting in other parts of the country was among the buildings badly damaged, Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovyi said.

Associated Press reporters spoke to Lyudmila Turchak, 47, who had fled to Lvivi with two children from the eastern city of Kharkiv. “The nightmare of war has caught up with us even in Lviv. There is no longer anywhere in Ukraine where we can feel safe.”

A powerful explosion was also reported to have rocked Vasylkiv, a town south of the capital of Kyiv that is home to a military airbase, according to residents. It was not immediately clear what was hit.

Ukraine’s government has halted civilian evacuations for a second day, saying that Russian forces were shelling and blocking the humanitarian corridors…

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Zelensky Claims Russians Are Building ‘Torture Chambers’ In Occupied South

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian troops in southern Ukraine have been carrying out torture and kidnappings, and he called on the world Sunday to respond.

“Torture chambers are built there,” Zelensky said in an evening address to the nation. “They abduct representatives of local governments and anyone deemed visible to local communities.”

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China’s TikTok Now Reveals Users’ Locations When They Post

Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, and Toutiao will display a user’s IP address location in their profile. Toutiao began testing the feature on April 15, while ByteDance-owned Douyin will start testing at the end of April.

The platforms will display the IP location on users’ posts and comments. The platforms will also show from which province in China the user is located, and the country for overseas users. There is no option to disable the privacy-intrusive feature.

Internet users in China have complained about the new feature, citing privacy concerns, especially considering they cannot disable it.

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China Censors Its Own National Anthem Amid Growing Unrest With Coronavirus Lockdowns

Sina Weibo, the heavily censored Chinese alternative to banned Twitter, appears to have banned a hashtag that quotes the Chinese national anthem to criticize coronavirus lockdowns. It also appears to have blocked searches for the lyrics to the anthem.

The banned hashtag is based on the first line of the anthem: “Stand up! Those who refuse to be slaves!” The line is rendered with several variations in English such as, “Arise, you who refuse to be slaves!”

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Pacific on Alert as North Korea Tests New ‘Tactical Guided Weapon’

The Pacific is on alert after North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un took his new weapons system out for a spin.

North Korea’s state media advertised that the government carried out a test of its tactical guided weapons created to boost the capabilities of its nuclear arsenal.

The test comes days after North Korea conducted the 110th birthday celebration march of Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang where it paraded the State’s military power in front of the people. It is the thirteenth weapons test so far this year.

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France: Sudanese National Sentenced to Five Years for Providing Boats to Channel Migrants

A Sudanese national has been sentenced to five years in prison by a French court after being found guilty of supplying boats to illegal immigrants looking to cross the English Channel from Northern France.

Sudanese national Abdulnasser Abdulkarim was sentenced to five years in prison by a court in Boulogne-sur-Mer after being found guilty of providing around 20 boats for illegal migrants and being part of a larger migrant smuggling network from May until July of 2021.

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Multicultural Sweden Suffers Massive Riots

Remember back in 2017 when the media laughed at Trump for highlighting Sweden’s massive problem with migrant riots?

Not so funny now, is it?

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Ukraine: 91,000 Refugees in Italy, 4 Regions Under Pressure

Redistribution may be needed if flows rise further says Curcio

(ANSA) — ROME, APR 13 — There are over 91,000 Ukrainian refugees in Italy and four regions are under pressure, Civil Protection chief Fabrizio Curcio said Tuesday adding that a redistribution could be needed if numbers increased further.

The four regions feeling the pressure most are Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Lazio and Campania, he said.

The interior ministry said some 91,137 Ukrainian refugees have fled the Russian invasion of their country to Italy.

There are 48,817 women, 10,229 men and 33,796 children.

The main destinations declared upon entry are still Milan, Rome, Naples and Bologna.

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Watch: White House Asked When Biden Will Apologize for Falsely Accusing Border Agents of ‘Whipping’ Migrants

On Monday, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked whether President Joe Biden or White House press secretary Jen Psaki herself would apologize for their inaccurate comments about “whipping” claims that came from a viral incident involving Border Patrol and Haitian migrants last September.

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Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Asked “Why Do You Hate Christians?” After Tweeting Video of Easter Plane Singers

Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar faces a torrent of backlash after she tweeted a video of Christians on a plane celebrating Easter by singing, with a caption about what would happen if she exercised her religious beliefs while flying.

The video is believed to be old footage of a charter flight, rather than a new video from on board a commercial airline, however its origin and context is unclear.

Nevertheless, the extreme leftist Rep. couldn’t hold back her disdain.

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Rowling Excluded From Jubilee Reading List Amid Attacks for Trans Views

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been excluded from The Big Jubilee Read of 70 books, pioneered in part by the BBC, amid ongoing leftist attacks on her views on transgender ideology.

The initiative, co-founded by BBC Arts along with The Reading Agency, is intended to showcase Commonwealth books spanning the seven decades of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign to coincide with her Platinum Jubilee, but the Harry Potter series’ total exclusion from the supposedly “reader-driven list” has raised eyebrows.

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Video: DeSantis Blasts Pro “Infanticide” Late-Term Abortionists

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blasted so called ‘activists’ who are campaigning for abortion to be legal up to nine months into pregnancy, saying that it “has no place” in a civilised society.

DeSantis made the comments during a signing ceremony to seal into law a ban on abortion in the State after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

“We are here today to protect life,” DeSantis told the crowd to rapturous applause, adding “We are here today to defend those who can’t defend themselves.”

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YouTube Removes Tucker Carlson Interview With Woman Who Detransitioned

Helena Kerschner began taking testosterone at the age of 18. She was lured into the realm of trans ideology, and believing that she was not female, after delving into online fan fiction communities. She spoke to Tucker Carlson, and when a clip of her interview was posted to YouTube, it was taken down for “violating YouTube’s policy on spam, deceptive practices and scams.”

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2 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/18/2022

  1. Well, the right wing extremists shouting alah akbar in Sweden – what a shame. I saw that the police pulled out their guns in Sweden yesterday, which kind of seemed to increase the enthusiasm of the alah akbar people, as they started to shout even more, and throw even more stones – they looked ready for an open confrontation. It looks like the soup is ready to be served – although in Sweden, you never know, they might just print more Crowns to hush it up.

  2. “Bill Maher Asks Vaccinated Mask Wearers if They “Keep the Condom on” After Sex” well, the vaccines are more like a condom that broke, so the masks are the after pill.

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