Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/22/2022

The leaders of the governments of Germany, Spain, and Portugal published an open letter urging French voters to reject Marine Le Pen and re-elect Emmanuel Macron. Meanwhile, Marion Maréchal, who works for Éric Zemmour’s organization, called on his supporters to rally around her aunt, Marine Le Pen, and defeat Mr. Macron in Sunday’s election.

In other news, Italy will ration air conditioning this summer and heat next winter in an effort to reduce dependence on Russian energy.

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Thanks to Dean, Fjordman, Insubria, Reader from Chicago, Steen, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Canada: Economists Bracing for Recession and Four More Interest Rate Hikes
» High Gas Prices: The Pain is the Point
 
USA
» 1 Arrested After Scaling Wilson Building in DC Climate Protest
» 80-Year-Old Michigan Man Shoots Intruder Dead: Police
» Activists at Seattle Starbucks Superglue Themselves to Counter to Protest Upcharge for Non-Dairy Milk
» Amazon Palm Scanning Payments Arrive in Austin, Texas
» Arizona Judge Throws Out Lawsuit to Erase Gosar, Biggs, And Finchem From Ballot
» Biden’s Job Approval Numbers Are Second-Lowest Among US Presidents Since 1950s: Poll
» Big Tech Platforms Censored in Favor of President Biden 646 Times in Two Years
» Breaking: Georgia Court Forces Marjorie Taylor Greene to Face Hearing to Determine if She is an ‘Insurrectionist’
» Breaking: Biden Greeted With ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Chants at Seattle College
» Breaking: Media Matters Takes Credit for Getting Project Veritas Banned From Twitter
» Chicago-Area Lawsuit Blows Up Media Defenses of Critical Race Theory
» CNN+ Staffers in “Total and Utter Shock” at Failure of Network
» Community College Spends $124,000 on ‘Diversity Lecture Series’—would Have Covered Tuition for 20 Students
» Disney Loses Nearly $50 Billion in Stock Value Since Waging War Against Florida’s Anti-Grooming Law
» Environmental Extremist Pleads Guilty to Decades-Old Arson Attacks in Oregon, California
» Extremist Eco-Warriors Blockade New York Printing Plant Stopping Delivery of Tens of Thousands of Newspapers
» House Republicans Order Twitter to Preserve All Documents Related to Elon Musk Takeover Bid
» House Democrats Quiz Election Officials About Spread of Election “Misinformation”
» ‘I Have to Carry a Taser’: NYC Subways Seeing Violent Crime Spike
» Judicial Watch: Documents Show Biden Agency That Regulates Credit Unions Promoted Critical Race Theory Agenda
» Las Vegas Special Education Teacher Arrested for Lewdness With Elementary School Student
» ‘Libs of TikTok’ Doxxing Backfires on WaPo’s Taylor Lorenz
» New Brave Feature Adds Forum Discussions to Search Results
» New Florida Law Bans Critical Race Theory in Schools, Work-Place Training
» Obama is Expected to Call for More Internet Censorship in Stanford Speech
» Online Speech is Being Targeted at the State Level
» Some Eco-Warriors Arrested Over the Post Printing Press Protest Had Similar Run-ins With Police
» Tennessee Passes Bill Forcing Drunk Drivers to Pay Child Support if They Kill Parents of Minors
» TRUTH Social is Now Powered by Rumble Cloud, Ready to Onboard Millions of Users
» Twitter States That Account Threatening to Murder Libs of Tik Tok is Not a Violation of Company Policy
» Video: Fauci Decrees That CDC Should be Above Authority of Courts
» Video: Tucker Carlson Celebrates the Hilarious Death of CNN+
» Virginia School Administrator Says She Was Harassed, Forced Out for Questioning Critical Race Theory
 
Canada
» Exclusive: RCMP Monitored Journalists, Scrubbed Social Media Accounts After Leaked Messages of Cops Bragging About Trampling Convoy Protesters
» Feds Delete Public Health Agency Doc to Avoid Releasing it to Rebel News
» Manitoba School Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault Against a Minor
» Old-Growth Logging Protesters Dragged Off Road by Frustrated Drivers After Blocking Major Bridge
» Trudeau-Appointed Senator Says There Was a Movement to Stop Emergencies Act
 
Europe and the EU
» Ambulance Was Delayed by Almost an Hour During an Emergency Call-Out Because of Insulate Britain Mob’s M25 Protests, Court Hears
» Election Interference? Leaders of Germany, Spain and Portugal Pen Letter Urging French to Reject ‘Far-Right’ Le Pen and Reelect ‘Democratic’ Macron
» Energy Crisis: Italy to Ration Use of Air Conditioning, Heat, to Wean Country Off Russian Power
» Famous Shakespeare Quote Removed by Twitter for “Abuse and Harassment”
» French Election: 60 Per Cent Support Banning Islamic Veil in Public
» Germany: Bavaria to Introduce ‘Eco-Token’ To Reward ‘Environmentally Conscious Behavior’
» Hillary Clinton Praises EU’s New Online Anti-”Disinformation” Proposals
» Italian Regatta Bars Russian Boats
» Italy Plans to Cut Air Conditioner Use to Save Energy
» Italy’s Energy Deficit Trebled in a Year — ISTAT
» Italy: Maneskin Under Fire for Shouting ‘F*** Putin’
» Le Pen Demonized as Never Before by Monolithic French Media Right Before Final Vote
» Macron Claims Banning Islamic Veil Would Spark “Civil War” In France
» Marion Marechal Calls for United Right Coalition for French Parliament Elections
» PM Orban Visits Poper Francis First After Election Victory
» Reuters, BBC, And Bellingcat Participated in Covert UK Foreign Office-Funded Programs to “Weaken Russia, “ Leaked Docs Reveal
» Slovenia: Jansa and Golob Neck-and-Neck at Sunday’s Vote
» UK Police Force Finally Apologises and Pays Damages to Rape Gang Victims it Repeatedly Failed
» Ukraine War Threatens Italy’s ‘Social Moorings’ — Lamorgese
 
Russia
» Global Food Crisis: Russia Deliberately Manufacturing Supply Shortages and a Massive Migrant Wave — PM
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
 
South Asia
» Afghanistan: Kunduz Mosque Attacked During Friday Prayers
» Indian PM Reminds of the Islamic Brutality Against Hindus and Sikhs
 
Immigration
» Afkrainians
» Czechia Struggles to Accommodate Roma Refugees at Reception Centers
» Hungary Registers About 12,000 Refugees Coming From Ukraine in Just One Day
» Illegal Migrants Are Fleeing Migrant Centers in Poland, All While Costing Taxpayers Millions
» Iraqi Migrant Stabs Victim in Berlin Train Station, But Liberal German Newspapers Are Silent on Suspect’s Foreign Background
» Migrant Buses Continue to Arrive in Washington, DC From Texas
» Polish MEP Lashes Out as Pro-Russian Germany and France, Accuses Brussels of Failing to Support Poland’s Humanitarian Efforts
» Refugees Fleeing Ukraine (Since 24 February 2022)*
» Texas National Guard Serviceman Drowns While Attempting to Rescue Struggling Migrants
» UK: Yorkshire Locals Accuse Priti Patel of ‘Dropping a Bomb’ On Rural Village as They Face Being Outnumbered by 1,500 Young Male Asylum Seekers
» We’re Not Going to Rwanda! Migrants Who Have Spent Months Waiting to Make the Perilous Channel Crossing to Britain Say They Will Stay in Calais Amid UK’s Plan to Send Asylum Seekers Overseas
 
Culture Wars
» Feminist Philosophy Professor Deplatformed at Harvard Over Belief in Biological Sex
» New Brave Update Protects Users From Google AMP
» Twitch Bans Popular Streamer Adin Ross Under “Hateful Slurs” and “Symbols” Policy
» Twitter to Ban Ads That Contradict Authorities on Climate Change
» UK University Puts Up Poster Warning Women Not to ‘Challenge’ Transgenders in Bathroom
» Utah College Offers Porn Course, Saying ‘Hard Core Pornography is as American as Apple Pie’
» Video: Psaki Doubles Down, Declares Teachers Should be Talking to Five-Year-Olds About Gender Identity
 

Canada: Economists Bracing for Recession and Four More Interest Rate Hikes

Economists are warning Canadians that further interest rate hikes and a recession could be coming very soon.

A new survey by Finder which polled the country’s leading economists found that most agree that the Canadian economy is heading for a recession and that people should brace themselves for its impact.

Of those surveyed, a majority said that it would likely arrive within the first six months of 2023, while a quarter said it could take a year before it begins — coming in early 2024.

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

High Gas Prices: The Pain is the Point

By early April, the average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. had reached $4.23, up more than 78% in the 14 months since President Joe Biden took office. It’s a political albatross around his neck, but it’s one that his policy team has deliberately placed there. If the president wants to blame someone for higher prices, he need only look at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Throughout his presidential campaign, Biden promised to wage war on the U.S. energy industry. “I want you to look at my eyes,” he said. “I guarantee you. I guarantee you. We’re going to end fossil fuel.” That’s pretty unequivocal. And his policies reflect that.

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

1 Arrested After Scaling Wilson Building in DC Climate Protest

Climate activists gathered in the District on Friday, protesting fossil fuel dependency and calling for action this Earth Day.

Among the groups protesting Friday — a series of protests are planned — is Extinction Rebellion DC, which has launched a campaign against Washington Gas to oppose further investments in gas infrastructure. The group wants D.C. to transition away from methane gas and onto green energy.

WTOP’s Alejandro Alvarez, reporting from the scene in downtown D.C., said a group of about 30 Extinction Rebellion demonstrators headed to the Wilson Building, which houses Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Council, on Pennsylvania Avenue around 8 a.m.

There, one of the protesters scaled partway up the face of the Wilson Building to unfurl a large banner reading “No new fossil fuels” over the front entrance.

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

80-Year-Old Michigan Man Shoots Intruder Dead: Police

An elderly Michigan man is accused of fatally shooting an intruder who entered a Flint Township residence Thursday, authorities said.

The intruder, reportedly 31 years old, made his way into the residence around 8:45 p.m. and was confronted by an 80-year-old man with a firearm.

The elderly man fired at least one round, the Flint Township Police Department said.

The intruder died as a result of his wounds, according to a report.

The 80-year-old man was taken into police custody, but he was released Friday as the police continued their investigation, the report noted.

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

Activists at Seattle Starbucks Superglue Themselves to Counter to Protest Upcharge for Non-Dairy Milk

Two activists were arrested on Wednesday after supergluing their hands to the café counters at a Starbucks in Seattle.

The two people were among a group of protestors who entered the coffee shop at the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle to protest the chain’s practice of charging extra for customers who request milk alternatives.

“Save the planet, save the cows, stop the vegan upcharge now!” the activists shouted after making their way to the counter, as seen in video livestreamed to Facebook by PETA.

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

Amazon Palm Scanning Payments Arrive in Austin, Texas

In Austin, Texas, Whole Foods shoppers can now pay using their palm. The pay-by-palm service is enabled by the Amazon One devices, which link a user’s palm signature to their debit or credit card.

“Amazon One is all about making everyday activities, like paying at a store, easier and more convenient for customers,” an Amazon representative said. “We built Amazon One to offer a quick, reliable, and secure way for people to identify themselves or authorize a transaction while moving seamlessly through their day.”

Paying using the pay-by-palm device takes about a second. While it is convenient, the technology raises privacy concerns.

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

Arizona Judge Throws Out Lawsuit to Erase Gosar, Biggs, And Finchem From Ballot

An Arizona judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that sought to bar three Republicans from appearing on the November ballot because they took part in the rally at the White House Ellipse on Jan. 6, 2021, before the Capitol riot.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury determined the plaintiffs did not have the grounds to sue in the case as they requested but refrained from ruling on the merits of their allegations.

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

Biden’s Job Approval Numbers Are Second-Lowest Among US Presidents Since 1950s: Poll

President Joe Biden’s job approval numbers remain in the lows and became the second-lowest among US presidents since the 1950s, according to a Gallup poll.

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

Big Tech Platforms Censored in Favor of President Biden 646 Times in Two Years

Between March 10, 2020, and March 10, 2022, there were 646 instances where Big Tech has censored criticism of Biden, according to an analysis by the Media Research Center.

In its CensorTrack database, MRC recorded over 600 cases where Big Tech platforms censored criticism of Biden. 140 of those cases involved the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s potentially corrupt foreign deals when his father was president.

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

Breaking: Georgia Court Forces Marjorie Taylor Greene to Face Hearing to Determine if She is an ‘Insurrectionist’

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) took the stand in front of an administrative law judge at a hearing Friday over a challenge to her 2022 re-election bid.

Greene qualified March 7 to seek another term in Georgia’s 14th congressional district, but just over two weeks later, a campaign finance-reform organization called “Free Speech for People” filed a challenge with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

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

Breaking: Biden Greeted With ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Chants at Seattle College

As President Biden arrived in Washington state on Friday, he was greeted with chants of “Let’s go Brandon.” As the motorcade made its way to Green River College near Seattle, protestors lined the street waving Trump signs and cheering “Let’s go Brandon” at the President.

Biden was in the Pacific Northwest this week in advance of Earth Day, and to give remarks on his green agenda. The White House noted that his visit was to make a case for “his bold agenda to tackle the climate crisis,” as well as forestry issues. Footage was captured by Katie Daviscourt of The Post Millennial.

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

Breaking: Media Matters Takes Credit for Getting Project Veritas Banned From Twitter

Project Veritas went undercover to expose Media Matters’ Director of External Affairs actually taking credit for getting Veritas banned from Twitter. In an undercover video, a Project Veritas journalist tells Brennan Suen “You gotta like, hammer these f*cking Project Veritas people,” leading him on further, saying “We gotta hammer them.”

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

Chicago-Area Lawsuit Blows Up Media Defenses of Critical Race Theory

Just about everything wrong with critical race theory and the badly misnamed “anti-racism” movement is summarized in one lawsuit filed late last month against the public school system of Evanston, Illinois.

It is no overstatement to say the school system’s practices are vile.

Not only does the suit, along with findings by the Department of Education, detail CRT’s usual litany of racially divisive indoctrination activities, but it also confirms that school officials use the “fighting racism” excuse as cover for teaching that individualism and meritocracy are oppressive, that the ideal of “equality” and even the nuclear family itself are both racist, and that true anti-racists will question “the very foundations of the liberal order, including equality theory, legal reasoning, Enlightenment rationalism, and principles of constitutional law.”

In sum, this claptrap isn’t designed to combat racism at all, at least not as that idea is traditionally understood. Instead, it is intended to indoctrinate teachers and students in service of an internal revolution against the entire edifice of Western society.

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

CNN+ Staffers in “Total and Utter Shock” at Failure of Network

CNN+ staffers were in “total and utter shock” at the news their failed network was being shut down, with some reacting to the news by “freaking out,” it has been revealed.

Earlier this week it was announced Discovery would shut down the network just one month after its launch due to massively underwhelming subscriber numbers.

Last week, it was revealed that fewer than 10,000 people were watching CNN+ per day, despite the network luring Chris Wallace from Fox News and Kasie Hunt from NBC News.

Staffers’ reaction to the announcement the network would be shut down on April 30 sounded like they were being informed of a loved one’s death.

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

Community College Spends $124,000 on ‘Diversity Lecture Series’—would Have Covered Tuition for 20 Students

Michigan’s Grand Rapids Community College spent $124,000 for diversity lectures and seminars with left-wing progressive thought leaders. In-state tuition at the school is $7,869, while out-of-state tuition is $11,589.

School officials defended the gesture, saying it was only made possible through “partnerships and grants for diversity programming.” The Daily Wire obtained the speakers contracts from GRCC, and found out how much high-profile leftist ideologies profited from making an appearance at the school.

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

Disney Loses Nearly $50 Billion in Stock Value Since Waging War Against Florida’s Anti-Grooming Law

The Walt Disney Company has lost nearly $50 billion dollars in stock market value since the start of March, when executives shifted gears and became more actively involved in politically-charged ideological culture warfare against Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida leadership.

According to the Washington Examiner, the downfall of Disney has been $46.6 billion USD since March 1, which the outlet marks as shortly before the start of their ongoing conflict against the state of Florida.

The latest battle has Disney losing their special self-governing status. Tens of billions of dollars were wiped out of Disney’s stock value since Tuesday, alone. Coincidentally, that was the same day DeSantis announced that eliminating Disney’s “legacy special district” status was on the session agenda.

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

Environmental Extremist Pleads Guilty to Decades-Old Arson Attacks in Oregon, California

Far-left violent extremist Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, 53, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to carrying out bombings, according to the Justice Department.

Dibee, a Pacific Northwest environmental extremist, arsonist, and former fugitive, pleaded guilty in two arson conspiracies targeting commercial and government-owned animal processing facilities in Oregon and California.

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

Extremist Eco-Warriors Blockade New York Printing Plant Stopping Delivery of Tens of Thousands of Newspapers

This is not the way to celebrate Earth Day.

A group of largely professional climate protesters blockaded the New York Post’s printing press to try and send an environmental message early Friday — but only wound up attacking press freedom by preventing tens of thousands of New Yorkers from getting their papers.

Cops arrested 13 members of the group, Extinction Rebellion NYC, who locked arms to block the entrance to the Queens printing press, which is used by The Post’s parent company, News Corp, to print both the Post and Wall Street Journal — and also by The New York Times and USA Today’s publisher, Gannett.

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

House Republicans Order Twitter to Preserve All Documents Related to Elon Musk Takeover Bid

18 House Judiciary Republicans have formally requested that Twitter preserve all documents and communications related to Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s offer to buy Twitter.

In letters sent to Twitter board members, the House Republicans say the document preservation requests are part of Congress’s continued examination of Big Tech and “how to best protect Americans’ free speech rights.”

The letters add that the outcome of Musk’s proposed takeover could lead to “renewed efforts to legislate in furtherance of preserving free expression online.”

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

House Democrats Quiz Election Officials About Spread of Election “Misinformation”

House Democrats have sent letters to election officials in battleground states, asking about the impact of election “misinformation” and “disinformation” online and elsewhere.

The letters are part of an ongoing investigation into what they say is the “weaponization of misinformation and disinformation” to interfere in the electoral process.

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

‘I Have to Carry a Taser’: NYC Subways Seeing Violent Crime Spike

A recent violent crime wave on New York City subways has Mayor Eric Adams and police Commissioner Keechant Sewell promising to “keep NYC subways safe.”

However, attacks on riders, and women in particular, continue to ravage the Big Apple. In the last week of March 2022, a woman was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack on the subway in Brooklyn.

Also at the end of March, a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Brooklyn as well.

Reporter Elaad Eliahu took to New York City subways recently to ask travellers if they feel safe riding the transit system.

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

Judicial Watch: Documents Show Biden Agency That Regulates Credit Unions Promoted Critical Race Theory Agenda

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that it received 15 pages of records from the National Credit Union Association (NCUA) in response to a Freedom of Information Act request which shows the government agency responsible for regulating credit unions required “inclusion and unconscious bias training” for the agency’s employees and contractors and offered advice on how to recognize and address alleged “microaggressions” in the workplace. The NCUA is, “an independent federal agency that insures deposits at federally insured credit unions, protects the members who own credit unions, and charters and regulates federal credit unions.”

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

Las Vegas Special Education Teacher Arrested for Lewdness With Elementary School Student

63-year-old special education teacher Alfredo Caracena was arrested last Tuesday for allegedly touching one of his elementary school students.

Carcacena put in his resignation around the same time school officials were made aware about the alleged incident and told police, who eventually arrested him on two counts of “lewdness with a child.”

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

‘Libs of TikTok’ Doxxing Backfires on WaPo’s Taylor Lorenz

The Washington Post‘s hit piece on the popular conservative account “Libs of TikTok” has backfired, giving the account a massive amount of traction and over 300,000 new followers — and harassment for those who share the operator’s name.

“Libs of TikTok,” which curates a feed of left-wing progressives who share their views on forcing gender ideology into the classroom, among other curiosities, grew from some 650,000 followers to almost a million by early Friday.

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

New Brave Feature Adds Forum Discussions to Search Results

Brave Search has introduced a new feature that brings results from forums such as Reddit into search results. So, users do not have to add “Reddit” or “StackExchange” to their searches when they are looking for answers from actual humans on the web.

Results from forums will be under a section labelled “Discussions.” Brave will choose what posts to put under that section based on their popularity, recency, upvotes, and relevancy. For now, Brave will display posts from Reddit and StackExchange. It will add more forums and platforms “in the near future.”

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

New Florida Law Bans Critical Race Theory in Schools, Work-Place Training

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Friday banning critical race theory at both schools and such events as workplace training sessions, calling the concept an instrument of division.

DeSantis and others have described CRT as the notion that race determines one’s standing — either as an oppressor or a victim.

That approach fosters a fixation on race and minimizes personal responsibility, CRT critics say.

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

Obama is Expected to Call for More Internet Censorship in Stanford Speech

President Barack Obama is today attending Stanford University to give a speech about censoring “misinformation” online. He has delivered such speeches multiple times over the past year.

According to The Chicago Tribune, Obama “is expected to add his voice to demands for rules to rein in the flood of lies polluting public discourse.”

“In private meetings and public appearances over the last year, the former president has waded deeply into the public fray over misinformation and disinformation, warning that the scourge of falsehoods online has eroded the foundations of democracy at home and abroad,” the New York Times said.

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

Online Speech is Being Targeted at the State Level

States are making efforts to regulate online speech. The same has proven difficult at the federal level because of partisan divisions.

According to Axios, a former Facebook policy executive, Matt Perault, has drafted a detailed guideline state lawmakers can use to address online speech without violating existing laws. Texas and Florida have passed laws preventing social media companies from removing legal speech. Both laws have faced legal challenges, with Florida’s law being blocked by a federal court.

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

Some Eco-Warriors Arrested Over the Post Printing Press Protest Had Similar Run-ins With Police

Some of the eco-warriors nabbed over The Post printing press protest on Friday are aging hippies and professional activists who’ve had previous run-ins with cops at similar unruly demonstrations.

At least 13 members of Extinction Rebellion were charged over the protest outside the Queens printing press used by The Post’s parent company, News Corp — preventing the delivery of newspapers to tens of thousands of New Yorkers.

For Janet Apuzzo, of Wallkill, NY, the latest ordeal was her second brush with the NYPD in as many weeks. The 56-year-old had bragged online about being among 13 climate activists collared in Manhattan on April 17 for blocking a busy intersection near the Flatiron Building.

According to Apuzzo’s social media, she’s a proud member of Extinction Rebellion and is self-employed as an “artist/healer.”

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

Tennessee Passes Bill Forcing Drunk Drivers to Pay Child Support if They Kill Parents of Minors

A recently passed Tennessee bill will require drunk drivers that kill the parent of a minor to pay restitution in the form of child support.

House Bill 1834 will require defendants convicted of vehicular homicide due to intoxication or aggravated vehicular homicide, and the victim of the crime is the parent of a minor, to pay child support to the surviving parent or guardian of the child.

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

TRUTH Social is Now Powered by Rumble Cloud, Ready to Onboard Millions of Users

Free speech video sharing platform Rumble is now providing cloud infrastructure President Donald Trump’s Truth Social platform.

The move to Rumble’s cloud infrastructure means that Truth Social will now be ending its beta phase which involved controlled account creation. As a result, the backlog of users who have been waiting to use Truth Social is expected to be quickly erased.

Truth Social is the first major customer to start using Rumble’s cloud infrastructure and it represents a major milestone for the company.

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

Twitter States That Account Threatening to Murder Libs of Tik Tok is Not a Violation of Company Policy

On Thursday, Libs of Tik Tok, an anonymous account that was recently doxxed by the Washington Post, took to Twitter to reveal that a post calling for her assassination was deemed not to violate Twitter’s user guidelines.

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

Video: Fauci Decrees That CDC Should be Above Authority of Courts

Anthony Fauci emerged from under his bridge Thursday in an appearance no one saw on the hilariously soon to be trashed CNN+ to declare that the CDC and scientific ‘experts’ like himself should be above the jusrisdiction of courts.

Fauci suggested that a federal judge who struck down the mask mandate as “unlawful,” should not have the authority to do so.

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

Video: Tucker Carlson Celebrates the Hilarious Death of CNN+

Tucker Carlson hilariously celebrated Thursday at the development that CNN+, the network’s subscriber service, is dead just a month after it launched and declared itself to be some kind of new frontier in news.

After reports that CNN+ staffers were left traumatised by the development, huddling together for comfort, Carlson noted how “The house eunuch,” Brian Stelter had spent the day gloating about the fall of Netflix, only to be later prescribed a dose of his own medicine.

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

Virginia School Administrator Says She Was Harassed, Forced Out for Questioning Critical Race Theory

A former administrator at a Virginia school is suing her county school board for creating an atmosphere of racial division and harassment that forced her to leave her job.

Emily Mais was an assistant principal at Agnor-Hurt Elementary School in Charlottesville until she resigned in September 2021 after expressing concerns over mandatory, race-based teacher training.

After questioning the Albemarle County school district’s “anti-racist” curriculum, Mais was harassed, slandered, and humiliated by officials, according to the lawsuit filed against the Albemarle County School Board last week by Alliance Defending Freedom.

Her lawsuit argues that the curriculum teaches critical race theory, which attributes negative characteristics to individuals based on their race and embraces the ideas that white people are entitled and that only whites are capable of being racist.

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

Exclusive: RCMP Monitored Journalists, Scrubbed Social Media Accounts After Leaked Messages of Cops Bragging About Trampling Convoy Protesters

Hundreds of frantic emails and messages were sent by RCMP social media teams as they sought to identify and delete any promotional postings the agency had used featuring police officers involved in the internal leaked chats.

A leaked February 2022 WhatsApp chat obtained by Rebel News showed members of the RCMP Musical Ride team, which had been brought into Ottawa as crowd control during the anti-restriction Ottawa convoy protest, boasting about their overtime and accommodations and mocking peaceful demonstrators who had been trampled by police horses previously.

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

Feds Delete Public Health Agency Doc to Avoid Releasing it to Rebel News

The requested document, that the admitted deletion by the agency confirms the existence of, was from Public Health Agency of Canada managers to staff regarding media coverage of the firings of two Chinese scientists at the high security National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg three years ago.

Staffers at the PHAC were sent a note about Winnipeg Free Press’ coverage of the stripping of high level security clearance and subsequent firings of two scientists, after the transfer of Ebola and Henipah viruses from the lab in Winnipeg to the Wuhan Virology Institute in 2019.

Story which was first broken by Rebel News, Prime Minister Trudeau granted nearly $900,000 to the lab in April 2020 to research the virus. Wuhan Institute of Virology has been credibly accused of being ground zero of the coronavirus pandemic.

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

Manitoba School Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault Against a Minor

Jaques Normandeau, a former teacher at Pointe-des-Chenes school in Ste. Anne, Manitoba has been charged with sexual assault and sexual interference involving a minor.

Normandeau is out on bail with several strict conditions. The school district has also confirmed with the police that he is no longer teaching at the school. He will be required to appear before the court in Steinbach on June 16 to answer to the charges against him.

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

Old-Growth Logging Protesters Dragged Off Road by Frustrated Drivers After Blocking Major Bridge

When protesters blocked southbound lanes of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge during Thursday’s commute, it appears some drivers became very frustrated.

The six protesters, with the group Save Old Growth, were dragged off to the side of the bridge by some commuters.

Vancouver police were soon on the scene to clear the protesters and allow traffic to move again, police said in a release.

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Trudeau-Appointed Senator Says There Was a Movement to Stop Emergencies Act

A senator appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said there was a movement underway — including Liberals — to bring an end to the Trudeau government’s implementation of the Emergencies Act in February, and that the government was aware of that movement on the day it pulled the plug.

Manitoba senator Marilou McPhedran made the comments last week during the closing minutes of a government panel discussion on the 40th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Ambulance Was Delayed by Almost an Hour During an Emergency Call-Out Because of Insulate Britain Mob’s M25 Protests, Court Hears

An ambulance was delayed by 55 minutes during an emergency call-out during one of the Insulate Britain protests on the M25, a court heard.

Climate protesters repeatedly brought the motorway to a standstill last September and the impact of their actions emerged as three people including a retired teacher admitted causing a public nuisance today.

Sue Spencer-Longhurst, 69, of Oxford, along with Michelle Charlesworth, 55, and Meredith Williams, 51, both of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, admitted two counts of causing a public nuisance.

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Election Interference? Leaders of Germany, Spain and Portugal Pen Letter Urging French to Reject ‘Far-Right’ Le Pen and Reelect ‘Democratic’ Macron

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa penned a column published by the Le Monde daily newspaper in France just hours after the televised debate between presidential contenders Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, in which they called on the French people to vote for Emmanuel Macron, who they label the “democratic candidate,” in Sunday’s second-round election.

The letter states the choice facing the French people “is crucial for France and for all of us in Europe” and claims their choice is between a “democratic candidate who believes that France is stronger in a powerful and autonomous European Union, and a far-right candidate, who openly sides with those who attack our freedom and our democracy.”

The three leaders claim to be of the belief that the war launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin against Ukraine “targets the values that France and our countries defend: democracy, sovereignty, freedom and the rule of law” and carries the risk of “redrawing borders by force, as […] has been done so many times in our bloody past.”

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Energy Crisis: Italy to Ration Use of Air Conditioning, Heat, to Wean Country Off Russian Power

Two weeks after Italians were told they’d have a choice between “air conditioning or peace”, the government appears to have made the choice for them, introducing rationing of AC and heat in a bid to reduce the nation’s dependence on imported Russian energy.

From May 21st, public buildings such as government offices and schools in Italy will be limited on the degree to which they can use heating and cooling to regulate the temperature in a bid to reduce energy use. In the summer, air conditioning units will not be set to cooler than 25 degrees centigrade (77°F) and in the winter heating will not be set to warmer than 19°C (66°F), Il Giornale reports.

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Famous Shakespeare Quote Removed by Twitter for “Abuse and Harassment”

Twitter took down a tweet quoting English playwright William Shakespeare’s well-known “let’s kill all the lawyers” line from Henry VI Part 2 for violating its “abuse and harassment” rules.

Peter Kirwan, an associate professor at the University of Nottingham, tweeted out the quote as part of a message of support to the Nottingham Shakespeare Rebels acting group.

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French Election: 60 Per Cent Support Banning Islamic Veil in Public

A poll released this week suggests that six in ten French people would support the government banning the Islamic veil in public spaces, a policy favoured by Presidential election hopeful Marine Le Pen.

The poll, which was conducted by the CSA Institute, was published on Thursday and reveals that 60 per cent of respondents were favourable to banning the Islamic veil in public spaces, with only 16 per cent of those surveyed saying they were entirely against a ban.

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Germany: Bavaria to Introduce ‘Eco-Token’ To Reward ‘Environmentally Conscious Behavior’

In Bavaria, in the course of the creeping establishment of a climate dictatorship, climate-friendly good behavior will soon be rewarded with an “eco —token”. It is nothing more than a points system to indirectly punish unruly citizens.

This new control system is to be introduced later this year. This is a project that was first described in the Bavarian “Climate Protection Offensive” of 2019 , has been in preparation for a long time and is designed to “promote sustainable behavior in everyday life by rewarding environmentally conscious action” .

Specifically, a documentation system is to be developed in which users can collect bonus points for “environmentally conscious behavior” in the form of sustainability tokens. These can then be redeemed at swimming pools or theaters, for example. For better implementation, a state office and a financial service provider are involved.

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Hillary Clinton Praises EU’s New Online Anti-”Disinformation” Proposals

The EU is set to unveil a new law that will force Big Tech to better police online content and supposedly keep users “safe.” The new law, the Digital Services Act (DSA), might be agreed upon by the member states, the European Parliament, and European Commission on Friday.

The DSA will set rules stipulating how online platforms should keep users safe. It will ban the targeting of users based on their sexuality, gender, and religion. “Dark patterns,” the manipulative techniques of tricking people into certain actions, will also be banned.

To fight “misinformation,” the DSA will force platforms to disclose the steps they are taking to handle the spread of falsehoods and misinformation.

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Italian Regatta Bars Russian Boats

50-60 yachts banned from Rolex Giraglia due to Ukraine war

(ANSA) — ROME, APR 20 — The Rolex Giraglia Mediterranean yacht race from Sanremo to Saint Tropez and Genoa on June 10-18 on Wednesday banned 50-60 Russian yachts die to the Ukraine war.

The announcement came from the president of the Yacht Club Italiano, Gerolamo Bianchi, presenting the regattas that will involve Liguria over the coming months.

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Italy Plans to Cut Air Conditioner Use to Save Energy

In a move to cut gas and electricity consumption, the Italian government has announced it intends to enforce a cap on air conditioners by restricting their usage from May.

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Italy’s Energy Deficit Trebled in a Year — ISTAT

Deficit takes overall balance of trade into negative territory

(ANSAmed) — ROME, APR 20 — Italy’s deficit in the trade of energy stood at 7.263 billion euros in February 2022, approximately three times the 2.213 billion euros of the same month last year, ISTAT said on Wednesday.

The national statistics agency said this was the main factor in Italy’s balance of trade going from a 4.750-billion-euro surplus in February 2021 to a 1.662 billion deficit 12 months later.

ISTAT said the value of imports was up 44.9% and natural-gas purchases accounted for 10 points of that.

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Italy: Maneskin Under Fire for Shouting ‘F*** Putin’

Celebrity chef Rubio leads onslaught against band

(ANSA) — ROME, APR 20 — Maneskin have come under heavy fire on social media after lead singer Damiano David shouted “Free Ukraine, F*** Putin” during the Rome rock band’s performance at the Coachella Festival in California.

Celebrity chef ‘Rubio’ led the onslaught.

“Given the visibility they have, it would be good if @thisismaneskin wrote and sang a song for #Gaza, for #Palestone and invited (people) to boycott #Israel on all fronts,” Rubio said via Twitter.

David responded with sarcasm, saying “‘I’ll have two sausages”.

But there were lots of other users who were equally critical with some accusing them of jumping on a band wagon.

One user asked followers to vote on how much of a clown David is “from 1 to 10”, while another simply replied “F**k Maneskin”.

David’s final response was to say “Welcome to Italy” in exasperation.

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Le Pen Demonized as Never Before by Monolithic French Media Right Before Final Vote

Until April 10, the French private and public media focused their attacks on Éric Zemmour, who was considered more right-wing, and had a more liberal-conservative program. When faced with Zemmour, the more economically social and less conservative Marine Le Pen was presented as relatively moderate.

The agenda to keep her party from being demonized embarked upon by Jean-Marie Le Pen’s daughter when she took over the leadership of the National Front (FN) in 2011 thus seemed to have finally reached its goal, four years after her party changed its name to Rassemblement national (RN), or National Rally.

But everything has changed since Monday, April 11. As soon as the results of the first round were published, and now that it is known that the incumbent president Emmanuel Macron will have to face Marine Le Pen in a re-run of the 2017 presidential second-round, the RN candidate is again presented as “far-right,” “anti-republican,” and a threat to democracy and civil peace.

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Macron Claims Banning Islamic Veil Would Spark “Civil War” In France

French President Emmanuel Macron claimed during a debate that banning the Islamic veil would spark “civil war” in France, although a majority of French people still support the ban.

Macron made the statement during a presidential debate with challenger Marine Le Pen.

Le Pen, who supports a full ban on the veil, said she was “not carrying out a war against their religion.”

“I am for the banning of the veil in public space. The veil is a uniform imposed by the Islamists, a large part of the young women who put it on cannot do otherwise in reality, even if they dare not say so,” Le Pen told viewers.

“What you’re saying is very serious,” Macron responded. “You’re going to create civil war if you do it.”

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Marion Marechal Calls for United Right Coalition for French Parliament Elections

Marion Marechal, a vice-president of Eric Zemmour’s Reconquest! party, has called for French conservatives and populists to form a united coalition in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Marechal, along with two other vice-presidents of Reconquest!, has called for populists and conservatives to unite in a coalition to oppose left-wing and centrist parties, stating she was willing to hold coalition talks with the National Rally (RN) led by her aunt, Marine Le Pen.

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PM Orban Visits Poper Francis First After Election Victory

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s first overseas trip after his fourth consecutive two-thirds election victory was to the Vatican where Pope Francis received him in a private audience on Thursday.

“It follows from the logic of Hungarian history that Hungary should treat the center of Christianity, the Vatican and the Holy Father differently,” Orban said in a statement following the meeting, adding the visit was a “continuation of a great Hungarian tradition.”

He emphasized that the ongoing conflict in Ukraine is of special importance, as the Holy Father is well known for mobilizing his influence for peace, and Hungary also takes the view that there should be peace as soon as possible.

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Reuters, BBC, And Bellingcat Participated in Covert UK Foreign Office-Funded Programs to “Weaken Russia, “ Leaked Docs Reveal

New leaked documents show Reuters’ and the BBC’s involvement in covert UK FCO programs to effect “attitudinal change” and “weaken the Russian state’s influence,” alongside intel contractors and Bellingcat.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have sponsored Reuters and the BBC to conduct a series of covert programs aimed at promoting regime change inside Russia and undermining its government across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to a series of leaked documents.

The leaked materials show the Thomson Reuters Foundation and BBC Media Action participating in a covert information warfare campaign aimed at countering Russia. Working through a shadowy department within the UK FCO known as the Counter Disinformation & Media Development (CDMD), the media organizations operated alongside a collection of intelligence contractors in a secret entity known simply as “the Consortium.”

Through training programs of Russian journalists overseen by Reuters, the British Foreign Office sought to produce an “attitudinal change in the participants,” promoting a “positive impact” on their “perception of the UK.”…

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Slovenia: Jansa and Golob Neck-and-Neck at Sunday’s Vote

Polls show majority party and new movement almost at same level

(ANSA) — BELGRADE, APR 21 — Slovenia will go to the polls on Sunday for the parliamentary elections, with a neck-and-neck run for the victory between the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) led by conservative Prime Minister Janez Jansa, and the new liberal and progressive Freedom Movement (Gibanije Svoboda) of former public top manager Robert Golob. According to the polls, the two political forces have a gap of about one percentage point between each other. The Social Democrats (SD) could get around 8% of votes, followed by the Left (Levica), while Nova Slovenija (NSi), is firmly given around the 7%. The movements of two former heads of government, the Party of Alenka BratuÅ¡ek (SAB) and the Lista Marjan Å arec (LMÅ ), risk not breaking through the barrier threshold for entering the Parliament, as well as a number of other formations, such as the Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS).

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UK Police Force Finally Apologises and Pays Damages to Rape Gang Victims it Repeatedly Failed

Greater Manchester Police have, after years of delay, apologised and paid damages to three victims of “grooming gang” rapists who they repeatedly failed.

Three women, two aged 12 and one aged 14 at the time their abuse began, received personal apologies from the new Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Stephen Watson, as part of the settlement.

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Ukraine War Threatens Italy’s ‘Social Moorings’ — Lamorgese

Minister warns of conflict’s impact on economy, jobs

(ANSA) — ROME, APR 12 — The knock-on effects of the war in Ukraine risk creating major social problems in Italy, Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese warned on Tuesday.

“The situation of uncertainty on the economic and social front that the war opened, in part due to the effect on the energy market and the supply of raw materials, could have a major impact on industrial production, economic growth, employment levels and, therefore, on the country’s social moorings,” Lamorgese said at a ceremony for the 170th anniversary of the State Police force.

She stressed that “democracies must not accept this attempted cultural and political move backwards” represented by Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

“On the contrary, they must create the conditions so the consequences of the war can be managed, limiting the possible social impact of this new crisis,” she said.

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Global Food Crisis: Russia Deliberately Manufacturing Supply Shortages and a Massive Migrant Wave — PM

Vladimir Putin’s Russia is deliberately fermenting a global food crisis and massive migrant crisis in the hopes of putting pressure on Europe, one leader has claimed.

Ireland’s Prime Minister has claimed that Russia is deliberately manufacturing a massive migrant crisis as well as food shortages to turn the screws on Europe.

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Ukraine: Russian forces slowly advanced in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas area, as Ukrainian officials said thousands of people have been buried in mass graves in the port city of Mariupol. In northern Kharkiv, Russian shelling has turned the city into a landscape of eviscerated high-rises, shrapnel-littered streets and burned-out cars.

Russia: A senior Russian military official said Russia’s territorial goals extend well beyond the eastern Donbas region, saying Moscow seeks to control all of southern Ukraine to secure a land corridor to Crimea. To achieve these goals, Russia would have to also seize the coastal regions of Mykolaiv and Odessa. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on the possibility of Russia expanding its military aims in southern Ukraine.

The U.K.: The British government is considering sending tanks to Poland to help Warsaw as it sends its own to Ukraine, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday, as he conceded that Russia could win the war against Ukraine.

Diplomacy: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday

Sanctions: A top European Union official said the bloc is considering removing one of Russia’s largest banks, Sberbank, from the Swift financial network as part of its next round of sanctions.

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Afghanistan: Kunduz Mosque Attacked During Friday Prayers

A bomb attack on a Sunni mosque in the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan has killed 33 people and injured 43 others, including children, officials say.

The attack on the Mawlawi Sekandar Sufi mosque is the second in as many days in the northern city.

It follows four attacks across Afghanistan on Thursday — all claimed by the Islamic State group (IS).

The Taliban say they have defeated IS but the group remains a key security challenge to Afghanistan’s new rulers.

No-one has admitted carrying out Friday’s attack in Kunduz, which came as worshippers gathered to pray.

A local shopkeeper told AFP news agency: “The sight at the mosque was horrifying.”

The explosion was similar to Thursday’s bomb which tore through a Shia Muslim mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, killing at least 31 people and wounding 87…

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Indian PM Reminds of the Islamic Brutality Against Hindus and Sikhs

In 400th Prakash Purva celebration at Red Fort, PM Modi reminded the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur and brutality of Aurangzeb.

Upendra Bharat | HENB | New Delhi | April 21, 2022:: To mark the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Prakash Purba, PM Modi took part in the celebrations held at Red Fort in Delhi.

PM Modi released a commemorative coin and postage stamp on the occasion.

“I welcome you all on this pious occasion to mark the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur. I am happy that today, India is moving forward with the ideals of its Gurus,” PM Modi told in his address delivered to the occasion.

“Red Fort has been a witness to many important periods. This fort has also seen the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji and has also tested the courage of those who died for the country. …. Gurdwara Shishganj Sahib near the Red Fort is a symbol of the immortal sacrifice of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. This holy Gurudwara reminds us of the great sacrifice of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji to protect our great culture. … The sacrifice of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji has inspired many generations of India to live and die to protect the dignity of their culture, for its honor and respect. … In front of Aurangzeb’s tyrannical thinking, Guru Tegh Bahadur became ‘Hind di Chadar’ and stood like a rock. This Red Fort is a witness that even though Aurangzeb severed many heads, but could not shake our faith…,” PM Narendra Modi added in his speech at Red Fort programme of 400th Prakas Purva event.

Praising the contribution of Sikh Community, PM Modi remarked, “New thinking, continuous hard work and 100% dedication, this is the identity of our Sikh society even today.”

He has also mentioned, “Our government is making continuous efforts to link the holy places of pilgrimage connected to Sikh tradition.”

The speech of PM Modi reminded the public about the ruthless Jihadi attitude of the Islamic rulers like Aurangzeb which went wild to eliminate the non-Islamic faith in confront.

History says, many Sikh Gurus and their kin and revered leaders of Sikh community were brutally executed by Mughal rulers.

Of the total ten Sikh gurus, two, Guru Arjan Dev and Guru Tegh Bahadur, were tortured and executed, and close kin of several gurus (such as the seven and nine-year old sons of Guru Gobind Singh), were brutally killed, along with numerous other main revered figures of Sikhism (such as Banda Bahadur, Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Sati Das and Bhai Dayala), who were also tortured and killed by Mughal rulers for refusing their orders, and for opposing the persecution of Sikhs and Hindus.

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Afkrainians

Let’s play a game.

Spot the Ukrainian.

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Czechia Struggles to Accommodate Roma Refugees at Reception Centers

Czech authorities are searching for alternative facilities to accommodate refugees with larger families, often Ukrainian Roma, who have refused to split up and reside in typical accommodations.

More than 2,000 Ukrainian Roma have headed to the Czech Republic since the beginning of the Russian invasion, according to data from the country’s Interior Ministry. However, regional registration centers have had trouble finding suitable accommodation for the minority group and as a result, many Roma families have so far ended up in former detention centers.

“We are looking for larger properties to provide them with decent accommodation,” said Interior Minister Vit Rakusan in an interview with Denik N newspaper.

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Hungary Registers About 12,000 Refugees Coming From Ukraine in Just One Day

Hungary has announced that on Tuesday, March 19, 5,482 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine, while another 6,756 from Ukraine crossed through Romania.

In a statement issued on April 21, the Hungarian government said that the number of Ukrainian refugees arriving in Hungary had risen to more than 12,000 in one day on Tuesday, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports

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Illegal Migrants Are Fleeing Migrant Centers in Poland, All While Costing Taxpayers Millions

There are countless example of illegal migrants, who claim they need asylum, fleeing the safe country of Poland and heading further West, where social benefits are more lucrative.

Recently, the Polish border authority spent 30,000 Polish zloty (€6,500) on a six-person Iraqi family, including one disabled person, who fled their refugee center and made their way to Germany. The family crossed the border illegally in March but had originally expressed their desire to stay in Poland and claim refugee status.

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Iraqi Migrant Stabs Victim in Berlin Train Station, But Liberal German Newspapers Are Silent on Suspect’s Foreign Background

On Tuesday morning, a man of Iraqi origin stabbed a passenger at Berlin Ostkreuz train station in the back, seriously injuring him.

The perpetrator initially bumped into the 46-year-old man and then suddenly stabbed him in the back with a knife, reports the federal police.

The seriously injured victim saved his life when he reached a patrol by the Deutsche Bahn railway company security service.

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Migrant Buses Continue to Arrive in Washington, DC From Texas

The ninth and tenth buses carrying migrants who entered the country through the southern border into Texas arrived in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night.

Gov. Greg Abbott’s controversial policy to bus migrants in Texas who volunteer to go to the nation’s capital came in response to President Biden’s decision to end Title 42, which allowed the U.S. to deny entry to migrants.

“By busing migrants to Washington, D.C., the Biden Administration will be able to more immediately meet the needs of the people they are allowing to cross our border,” Abbott said last week. “Texas should not have to bear the burden of the Biden Administration’s failure to secure our border.”

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Polish MEP Lashes Out as Pro-Russian Germany and France, Accuses Brussels of Failing to Support Poland’s Humanitarian Efforts

Germany’s current policy on the war in Ukraine has been heavily criticized by a Polish MEP who also attacked the European Commission for turning a blind eye to the financial burden incurred by Poland for accommodating some 3 million Ukrainian refugees.

During an interview on Polish Radio, MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski claimed in reference to German foreign policy with Russia that “the course for collaboration and protection of Russian interests will be continued, all while creating a completely opposite impression.”

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Refugees Fleeing Ukraine (Since 24 February 2022)*

5,133,747

Last updated 21 Apr 2022

*Arrival statistics are compiled from a variety of sources, mainly data provided by authorities from official border crossing points. While every effort has been made to ensure that all statistical information is verified, figures on some arrivals represent an estimate. Triangulation of information and sources is performed on a continuous basis. Therefore, amendments in figures may occur, including retroactively. Notably, the right to move freely within the Schengen area means there are very few border controls within the European Union. The data of arrivals in Schengen countries (Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) bordering Ukraine therefore only represents border crossings into that country, but we estimate that a large number of people have moved onwards to other countries. In addition, UNHCR does not count individuals from bordering countries leaving Ukraine to return home.

Among those who fled Ukraine are also Ukrainian nationals with dual citizenship.

An additional 105,000 people moved to the Russian Federation from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions between 18 and 23 February.

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Texas National Guard Serviceman Drowns While Attempting to Rescue Struggling Migrants

A serviceman in the Texas National Guard has drowned in the Rio Grande River while attempting to rescue migrants struggling in the currents.

According to Fox News‘ Bill Melugin, who first broke the report, the Texas National Guardsman drowned in the river in Eagle Pass while trying to save migrants in the water. The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed his death, promising to release more details in a later statement.

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UK: Yorkshire Locals Accuse Priti Patel of ‘Dropping a Bomb’ On Rural Village as They Face Being Outnumbered by 1,500 Young Male Asylum Seekers

Priti Patel was accused of ‘dropping a bomb’ on rural Yorkshire last night after villagers learned they face being outnumbered by young male asylum seekers.

Residents in the 1,000-strong community of Linton-on-Ouse, near York, are seething after discovering their disused RAF airbase will soon house 1,500 young men seeking refuge in Britain, mostly from Iraq, Iran and Syria.

At a heated parish council meeting on Thursday, they said house prices in the area had already crashed, with some homeowners being pushed into negative equity and unable to move out.

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We’re Not Going to Rwanda! Migrants Who Have Spent Months Waiting to Make the Perilous Channel Crossing to Britain Say They Will Stay in Calais Amid UK’s Plan to Send Asylum Seekers Overseas

On a dusty road on the industrial outskirts of Calais, a small group of Iranian migrants in tents are taking in news of the UK’s Rwanda asylum plan.

The dozen men, mostly in their 20s and 30s, have spent months waiting for an opportunity to make the perilous crossing of the Channel to reach Britain. Some have already tried and failed.

But since the announcement that migrants who succeed will be met with a one-way ticket to Rwanda, they have changed their minds.

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Feminist Philosophy Professor Deplatformed at Harvard Over Belief in Biological Sex

Dr. Devin Buckley was scheduled to speak at Harvard University this month about her work regarding British Romanticism and philosophy, though that talk has now been canceled.

On April 18, Buckley was notified that her talk had been canceled, citing her board membership with the Woman’s Liberation Front “WoLF” which they say is “an organization that takes a public stance regarding trans people as dangerous and deceptive.”

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New Brave Update Protects Users From Google AMP

Brave on Tuesday announced De-AMP — a new feature that allows users a browsing experience free of Google’s controversial AMP technology.

Google inserts itself, specifically its servers, between visitors and websites, and Brave will now wherever possible scrub the AMP element by rewriting links and URLs, bypassing AMP, and taking users directly to the site.

When this method is not possible, Brave will monitor pages that are fetched and redirected from AMP pages, stopping the Google code from being executed.

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Twitch Bans Popular Streamer Adin Ross Under “Hateful Slurs” and “Symbols” Policy

Twitch star Adin Ross, popular for his GTA streams, was banned indefinitely for violating the Amazon-owned platform’s rules on “hateful slurs and symbols.” The streamer has been suspended from the platform a few times before.

In a since-deleted tweet, Ross posted a screenshot of the email he received from Twitch about the permanent ban. He was told that he was banned for using “hateful slurs or symbols.” However, Twitch did not specify what video resulted in the ban.

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Twitter to Ban Ads That Contradict Authorities on Climate Change

Twitter announced that it will ban ads with content that contradicts authorities on climate change.

All advertisements that contradict the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other unspecified bodies will be prohibited, the company said Friday, Earth Day.

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UK University Puts Up Poster Warning Women Not to ‘Challenge’ Transgenders in Bathroom

England’s Plymouth University has been accused of “gaslighting” female students with a poster warning them not to “challenge” transgender individuals using the “wrong” bathroom.

The poster was highlighted by a social media user who shared an image of it on Twitter.

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Utah College Offers Porn Course, Saying ‘Hard Core Pornography is as American as Apple Pie’

A Salt Lake City college will be offering a class analyzing “hard core pornography” this summer, saying the industry is “as American as apple pie and more popular than Sunday night football.”

The class, titled Film*300O Porn, will be offered to students for two credits from May 9 to June 4 at Westminster College, according to Fox 13.

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Video: Psaki Doubles Down, Declares Teachers Should be Talking to Five-Year-Olds About Gender Identity

After crying about Republicans in Florida trying to prevent teachers from talking to kids barely above toddler age about sex earlier in the week, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki declared Thursday that kindergarten age children should be discussing whether they are “a girl or a boy” with teachers.

In an interview no one saw because it was on the already defunct CNN+, Psaki declared “The law’s not about teaching sex education. It’s about teaching gender identity.”

Soon to be out of work host Chris Wallace asked “Don’t parents have a right to have concern? I mean, we’re talking specifically here about teaching about sex in kindergarten through third grade. I have to say, as a parent, I would have problems with that.”

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/22/2022

  1. The WEF are determined not to lose this election in France. Le Pen is tolerated as a candidate primarily for the purpose of giving the illusion of a fair election.
    But miracles do happen. I hope that LePen wins.

  2. Hello Baron, if you travel to Australia, make sure you have a trusted companion close by when you are sedated, because the doctors in Australia are asked to vaxx sedated patients when the opportunity is there.

    https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2022/04/atagi-advice-on-use-of-sedation-for-covid-19-vaccination_1.pdf

    Under “Procedural Sedation Guidelines” paragraph 3 it reads:
    Vaccines may also be administered opportunistically while patients are undergoing sedation for unrelated procedures.

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