Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/30/2022

At long last the Italian government has scrapped its hated “green pass” rules for access to public places and businesses. Meanwhile, Lithuania and Poland have terminated their respective emergency regimens that were put into place at the start of the “pandemic”.

In other news, major Italian and German energy companies will reportedly begin paying for Russian natural gas with rubles.

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Financial Crisis
» France’s Economy Unexpectedly Grinds to a Halt in First Quarter
» ‘It Will Get Worse, You’Ll See’: Euro Inflation Adds to Lithuania’s Economic Woes
» Return of Weimar? German Inflation Hits Highest Level in Four Decades
 
USA
» Biden Seeks to Rob Putin of His Top Scientists With Visa Lure
» Biography About Jill Biden Sells Just 250 Copies in First Week
» Breaking: Trump Slams Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’, Calls Out ‘Longtime Political Operative’ in Charge
» California High School Teacher Arrested, Put on Leave After Being Caught Drunk in Classroom
» Couple Return From Vacation to Empty House, Squatters in Bed
» Evidence of Farming on Exoplanets Should be Visible to the James Webb Telescope
» House GOP Introduces Bill to Terminate Biden’s ‘Disinformation Governance Board’
» Local Businesses, Neighbors Hope for Safe May Day Protests on Sunday
» Manhattan Grand Jury Probe Against Trump Expires Without Charges
» Revealed: Biden’s Ministry of Truth Head is a Fan of Doxxer Taylor Lorenz
» Sage Steele Sues ESPN After Being Suspended Over Vaccine Mandate and Obama Comments
» San Francisco Spent $160 Million Only to Have Homeless Die in Rat-Infested Hotels
» Scooping Private Data Doesn’t Violate Fourth Amendment if the Owner Can Still Access it, Court Rules
» ‘This Should Not be Controversial’: Georgia Governor Signs Bills to Banish Wokeness From Schools
» Twitter Board Had No Options Besides Musk Offer
» Watch: Ted Cruz Says White House Weakness Made Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine More Likely
» Watch: Bill Maher Slams Twitter’s ‘Complete Lack of Self-Awareness’
» YouTube U-Turn: Censors Strike Again for No Good Reason, Just as Inexplicably Reverse Course
 
Canada
» Calgary Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges After Fighting as ISIS Sniper in Syria
» Hundreds of Police at Temporary Ottawa HQ, Multiple Arrests of Rolling Thunder Protesters Friday Night in and Around ‘Exclusion Zone’
» Pics: ‘Freedom Fighters’ Confronted by Riot Police in Trudeau’s Canada
» ‘Police Misconduct’: Lawyer David Anber Reacts to Rolling Thunder Viral Video
» Raw Footage: Rolling Thunder in Ottawa — Friday April 29 2022
» Rolling Thunder in Ottawa: Live at the National War Memorial
» Shock Video: Peaceful Rolling Thunder Demonstrators Threatened by Police Over Canadian Flag on Car
» Trudeau Takes Personal Day as Rolling Thunder Converges on Ottawa
 
Europe and the EU
» Claim: Major German and Italian Energy Firms Preparing to Pay for Russian Gas in Roubles
» Emmanuel Macron Dealt Blow in Latest Exclusive Poll as Britons Refuse to Support President
» France Gears Up for May Day Protests, In First Test for Newly Reelected Macron
» France: Radical Muslim Sentenced for Threatening to Kill Moderate Imam
» Hepatitis Outbreak Strike Young European Children, UK Hardest Hit
» Hungarians Join Separate Protests in Support of Russia, Ukraine
» In the 2022 Scottish Census, Carnies (aka, “Showman or Showwoman”) Are Their Own Official Ethnicity
» Italy Bids Farewell to COVID Green Pass
» Lithuania Ends COVID-Related ‘Extreme Situation’ — What You Need to Know
» Nearly a Third of Swedes Want to Ban ‘Offensive’ Protests After Qur’an Riots
» Poland to Lift State of Epidemic After Two Years in Force
» Polish, Czech Pms Call on Hungary to Condemn Russian Crimes in Ukraine
» UK Lawmaker Steps Down After Watching Porn in Parliament
» UK Plans to Regulate Netflix to “Protect” Viewers From “Harmful Content”
» UK: Judge Brands Migrant Who Sexually Assaulted Teen Girl in Public Park a ‘Blight’
» UK’s General Medical Council to Restrict What Doctors Can Say Online
» War Supporters Can be Stripped of Latvian Citizenship
 
Russia
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
» Russia Has Made Debt Payments in US$
» Russia Preparing to Increase Military Action in East — Ukrainian Defence Ministry
 
Immigration
» 1.9 Million Illegal Immigrants Apprehended at US-Mexico Border in 2021, At a Cost of $10 Billion
» 77.1% of Young Greeks Are Ready to Emigrate Abroad in Search of Work
» Cyprus Detains Alleged People-Smugglers After Dozens of Syrian Boat Migrants Land
» Poland Accepts 3 Million Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started
» Swedish Police: Illegal Afghan Migrant Raped Woman Then Threw Her Down a Mine Shaft
 
Culture Wars
» Connecticut Signs on as Abortion ‘Sanctuary State’
» Elites Are Harvesting Your Excrement
» ‘Underhanded’: School Invites Students to Observe LGBTQ Day Without Parents’ Knowledge
» YouTube to Shift Video Flagging Powers Towards NGOs and Government Agencies
 

France’s Economy Unexpectedly Grinds to a Halt in First Quarter

The French economy unexpectedly ground to a halt in the first part of the year due to a combination of factors exacerbated by the war in Ukraine.

Rising inflation, the energy crisis, the Omicron covid wave and supply chain problems all played a part in the economy’s stagnation in the first quarter, with figures from INSEE — the French National Statistics Institute — showing zero growth (0%).

This contrasts with the institute’s previous estimate of 0.3%, while as recently as 12 April, the Bank of France was expecting a small increase in the gross domestic product (GDP) of 0.25%.

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‘It Will Get Worse, You’Ll See’: Euro Inflation Adds to Lithuania’s Economic Woes

Driving a taxi in Lithuania’s third-largest city, Klaipeda, Antanas Jonauskas feels the genuine impact of the Baltic nation’s status as the bloc’s worst-hit by Europe’s inflation crisis.

“For one euro, now you cannot buy even a pack of roasted peanuts for a snack. The prices are just out of control and there is no glimmer of hope that things can get better soon,” he said.

In March, Lithuania had the highest inflation rate in the EU of 15.7%, according to Eurostat, driven by energy costs that surged by almost 13% in Europe in the last month alone.

Lithuania stands out as the top leader of that grim ranking, and the rocketing price of goods while the euro keeps faltering is on the mind of most of its citizens.

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Return of Weimar? German Inflation Hits Highest Level in Four Decades

Inflation rose to its highest level in over four decades in Germany, as the economic fallout from years of lockdown restrictions and the Russian invasion of Ukraine continue to bite the leading economic power of the European Union.

Germany’s statistics agency Destatis announced on Thursday that consumer prices rose by 7.4 per cent in the month of April compared to the same time last year. The inflation rate is the highest level since 1981 in West Germany, when the country was divided by the Berlin Wall.

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Biden Seeks to Rob Putin of His Top Scientists With Visa Lure

The Biden administration has a plan to rob Vladimir Putin of some of his best innovators by waiving some visa requirements for highly educated Russians who want to come to the U.S., according to people familiar with the strategy.

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Biography About Jill Biden Sells Just 250 Copies in First Week

Since its release a week ago, a new biography about First Lady Jill Biden has sold a paltry 250 copies in its first week, leading many to question how popular the Bidens really are.

According to its description, Jill: A Biography of the First Lady is intended to “reveal some of the private sides of Jill Biden. We come to better understand her personality, which has held the Biden family together through tragedy and good fortune alike.”

[Comment: I dunno, it might just mean that Jill Biden has led a mundane, non-scandalous life.]

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Breaking: Trump Slams Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’, Calls Out ‘Longtime Political Operative’ in Charge

Former President Trump on Saturday slammed Biden’s new Disinformation Governance Board, calling out “longtime political operative” Nina Jankowicz, who is set to lead the agency.

“Just revealed that the Biden administration, on top of all the other horrible things happening to our Country, will be putting a longtime political operative in charge of censoring Free Speech,” Trump wrote in a post to his social media platform Truth Social.

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California High School Teacher Arrested, Put on Leave After Being Caught Drunk in Classroom

A 46-year-old English teacher at Terra Linda High School was arrested by police for public intoxication and child endangerment. The incident occurred at roughly noon on Wednesday with Teagan Leonhart being discovered as inebriated on the job.

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Couple Return From Vacation to Empty House, Squatters in Bed

An American couple returned from vacation to find their door broken in, belongings gone, and a pair of squatters sleeping in their bed—the only piece of furniture left behind.

The Greenbelt City, Maryland couple made the discovery after returning from a seven day vacation on April 5.

The theft was remarkably thorough. Residents estimated the loss amounted to about $49,000, and included everything in the apartment from clothing to kitchen cabinet doors.

The couple found a black male and a white woman lying on their bed upon arrival at their apartment. After a brief confrontation, the intruders left the residence before authorities could arrive on the scene.

Greenbelt City Police say the couple remains at large and are encouraging anyone with relevant information about the event to call 301-474-7200 or email greenbeltpd@greenbeltmd.gov.

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Evidence of Farming on Exoplanets Should be Visible to the James Webb Telescope

One of the key developments separating modern civilization from the hunter gatherer societies of the past is the invention of farming, which took place about 10,000 years ago. This began with the cultivation of wild plants and the domestication of various animals for dairy products and meat.

The big advantage of farming is that it sustains a much larger population than hunting and gathering. This led to the emergence of cities, the sharing of natural resources and of ideas and innovations.

It has also had a big impact on the Earth itself. The effects of farming are visible in the grid-like arrangement of fields, in the way light is reflected from photosynthetic plants and in the chemicals it releases into the atmosphere, particularly by industrial-scale agriculture.

Now a group of astronomers and astrobiologists say this atmospheric signature must be clearly visible from space and that a similar signal could also be generated by a farm on another planet.

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House GOP Introduces Bill to Terminate Biden’s ‘Disinformation Governance Board’

Republicans in Congress have authored a bill to discontinue the Department of Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Governance Board” as soon as possible.

The “Ministry of Truth Termination Act” was written by Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert and first made public on Friday.

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Local Businesses, Neighbors Hope for Safe May Day Protests on Sunday

Safety is top of mind for many neighbors and businesses as the city’s longtime May Day march for immigrants and workers’ rights kicks off this weekend at Judkins Park.

“I just hope may day is a good opportunity for people to speak their mind and be peaceful,” Francis Agbogon of Seattle said

The event has been known to attract activists, often in black clothing, who are intent on destroying property and disrupting traffic and businesses late at night, following the peaceful march.

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Manhattan Grand Jury Probe Against Trump Expires Without Charges

A Manhattan grand jury in a criminal probe against former President Trump expired on Friday. While the current district attorney had previously vowed the investigation he inherited was going to continue, sources say Alvin Bragg has since declined to move forward.

According to the Washington Post, when senior prosecutors Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz quit, it was seen as a death knell for the investigation. Sources speaking to the outlet said the grand jury “had been inactive for weeks” by that point.

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Revealed: Biden’s Ministry of Truth Head is a Fan of Doxxer Taylor Lorenz

The head of President Biden’s new “Ministry of Truth” has voiced support for Taylor Lorenz, a mainstream media reporter who uses her platform to doxx private citizens.

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Sage Steele Sues ESPN After Being Suspended Over Vaccine Mandate and Obama Comments

ESPN’s SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele is suing the network and its parent company Disney for suspending her after she talked about vaccine mandates and Barack Obama calling himself black.

She made the comments in an appearance on former NFL star Jay Cutler’s podcast, called Uncut, last September. She said that a vaccine mandate by Disney forced her to get vaccinated.

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San Francisco Spent $160 Million Only to Have Homeless Die in Rat-Infested Hotels

A housing project based out of old hotels in San Francisco became the site of overdoses, rampant crime, violence, and unsafe living conditions, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.

The hotels are the main components of the city’s $160 million permanent supportive housing program, which failed in its goal of helping residents gain enough stability to find independence and their own housing, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. A quarter of the tenants tracked by the government after exiting supportive housing in 2020 died.

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Scooping Private Data Doesn’t Violate Fourth Amendment if the Owner Can Still Access it, Court Rules

The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals appears to have given the government permission to order anyone’s internet account data copied and held without any cause, whenever they want, without providing any justification, according to University of California, Berkeley School of Law professor Orin Kerr’s analysis of a recent Ninth Circuit briefing that affirmed Carsten Igor Rosenow’s conviction and sentencing for sexually exploiting children in the Philippines.

In his appeal to the Ninth Circuit, Rosenow argued that he had a right to privacy in his digital data and that law enforcement requests to preserve his Yahoo! account data, which were submitted without a warrant after a tip from Yahoo!, violated the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable search and seizure.

But the Ninth Circuit rejected his argument and affirmed his conviction, saying that Yahoo!’s preservation of Rosenow’s records didn’t amount to an unreasonable seizure because the preservation requests didn’t prevent him from accessing his account and Yahoo! didn’t provide the government with access to his data without further legal process.

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‘This Should Not be Controversial’: Georgia Governor Signs Bills to Banish Wokeness From Schools

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, signed seven education bills into law Thursday taking aim at wokeness in schools, including legislation that limits discussions about race in classrooms and transgender students’ ability to compete in women’s sports.

The bills included Georgia’s Parents’ Bill of Rights, or HB 1178, which “provides greater transparency to parents and legal guardians regarding what their student is being taught in school and protects the fundamental right of moms and dads across this state to direct the education of their child,” according to a press release.

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Twitter Board Had No Options Besides Musk Offer

Twitter’s board of directors didn’t have much choice amid Elon Musk’s bid to take control of the social media platform — which also explains why the deal happened so quickly.

“What I’ll tell you is that, based on the analysis and the perception of risk, certainty and value, the board unanimously decided the offer from Elon represented the best value for our shareholders,” Twitter chairman Bret Taylor told thousands of Twitter employees on Monday.

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Watch: Ted Cruz Says White House Weakness Made Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine More Likely

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has identified key mistakes made by the Biden Administration that paved the way for the Ukrainian conflict in Eastern Europe.

Russia’s aggressive behavior and President Putin’s decision to invade his neighboring country was made possible because of passive behavior from the White House, Cruz said in a Saturday address at the American First Policy Foundation.

Specifically, Cruz said America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was a tipping point with historic ramifications.

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Watch: Bill Maher Slams Twitter’s ‘Complete Lack of Self-Awareness’

Twitter has failed to responsibly moderate content on its platform, says talk show host Bill Maher.

The comedian made the comments on Friday night, after Twitter put a sensitive content warning label on a Babylon Bee video.

The satirical Bee video shows a woman going into the Twitter headquarters. They show her ink-blots where she looks and sees Hitler.

“This is well within what satire has always been and the fact that they flagged this for being insensitive shows their complete lack of self-awareness about what the problem is,” Maher said.

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YouTube U-Turn: Censors Strike Again for No Good Reason, Just as Inexplicably Reverse Course

YouTube’s censors have struck again, removing a podcast discussing election integrity that it claims violates its “misinformation policy.”

The podcast, hosted by Jacob Kersey, was an interview of me at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, in February 2021 and had been on YouTube for more than a year before it was suddenly taken down.

YouTube never responded to Kersey’s appeal of the ban, but a day after Douglas Blair wrote about the censorship in The Daily Signal, the video suddenly reappeared on the website. Kersey says he received no explanation from YouTube for its actions.

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Calgary Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges After Fighting as ISIS Sniper in Syria

A Calgary man has pleaded guilty to terrorism offences, admitting to a kidnapping during a year-long stint fighting as a trained sniper with ISIS in Syria.

Hussein Sobhe Borhot, 36, pleaded guilty to participating in terrorist activities outside Canada and committing a crime at the direction of a terrorist organization.

Borhot spent from May 2013 to June 2014 in Syria, after sneaking across the border from Turkey with the help of a Turkish military officer who’d been paid to allow ISIS fighters to cross over.

RCMP worked with the FBI and U.S. Department of Defence throughout the seven-year investigation.

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Hundreds of Police at Temporary Ottawa HQ, Multiple Arrests of Rolling Thunder Protesters Friday Night in and Around ‘Exclusion Zone’

The growing police presence in Ottawa is in response to the Rolling Thunder bikers’ convoy that began arriving in the city Friday night.

The bikers, many of whom are veterans of the Canadian military, came to “reclaim” the National War Memorial and to protest remaining COVID measures and the use of the Emergencies Act against the peaceful truckers’ Freedom Convoy to Ottawa in February.

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Pics: ‘Freedom Fighters’ Confronted by Riot Police in Trudeau’s Canada

OTTAWA (AP) — Police wearing helmets and shields made several arrests Friday night in Canada’s capital after facing off against protesters opposed to COVID-19 mandates.

Big-rig trucks attempted to make their way to Parliament Hill as part of the ‘Rolling Thunder’ rally, organized by Freedom Fighters Canada, a group dedicated to speaking out against COVID-19 mandates.

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‘Police Misconduct’: Lawyer David Anber Reacts to Rolling Thunder Viral Video

Criminal lawyer David Anber responded to a video posted by Rebel News journalist Lincoln Jay, showing a pair of police officers allegedly instructing occupants of a vehicle displaying a Canadian flag in a downtown Ottawa parking lot. The interaction took place yesterday, as the Rolling Thunder rally converged on the capital city.

The bikers, many of whom are veterans of the Canadian military, came to “reclaim” the National War Memorial and to protest remaining COVID measures and the use of the Emergencies Act against the peaceful truckers’ Freedom Convoy to Ottawa in February.

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Raw Footage: Rolling Thunder in Ottawa — Friday April 29 2022

Alexa Lavoie and Lincoln Jay appear as part of the Rebel News team covering the Rolling Thunder rally in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Rolling Thunder in Ottawa: Live at the National War Memorial

Alexa Lavoie is live in Ottawa covering the Rolling Thunder rally this morning.

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Shock Video: Peaceful Rolling Thunder Demonstrators Threatened by Police Over Canadian Flag on Car

The group was in Ottawa Friday night to support the bikers’ convoy against COVID-19 mandates and the treatment of the previous Convoy to Ottawa in February after the Liberal Government used the Emergencies Act to seize property and bank accounts and arrest organizers.

Ottawa police, as well as police from all across Ontario —including an RCMP contingent of 800 authorized to work inside Ottawa city limits — began creating a downtown “exclusion zone” where only “lawful traffic” is allowed.

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Trudeau Takes Personal Day as Rolling Thunder Converges on Ottawa

Where is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as Rolling Thunder fills downtown Ottawa?

Don’t expect him to pop up from behind the National War Memorial to speak with Canadians — he took the day off.

During the Freedom Convoy, he went silent for four days.

In 2021, Trudeau took a total of 78 personal days.

And in 2019, he took 91 days off!

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Claim: Major German and Italian Energy Firms Preparing to Pay for Russian Gas in Roubles

Major energy firms in Italy, Germany and elsewhere in Europe are allegedly preparing to open accounts in Russian roubles in order to pay for Russian gas in a scheme that may sidestep sanctions.

Italian energy giant Eni SpA is allegedly making moves to open a rouble-denominated account with Gazprombank, the bank of the Russian energy company Gazprom, after the Russian company announced a scheme that would allow companies to get around European Union sanctions against Russia.

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Emmanuel Macron Dealt Blow in Latest Exclusive Poll as Britons Refuse to Support President

According to a poll conducted by Techne for Express.co.uk and published on April 29, 45 percent of those surveyed believe Emmanuel Macron is not an ally of the UK. Asked whether the president is a foe or a friend of Britain, only 31 percent believed the French leader is a friend.

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France Gears Up for May Day Protests, In First Test for Newly Reelected Macron

PARIS (Reuters) — Like quite a few on the left, 60-year-old nurse assistant Isabelle-Touria Boumhi says backing either Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential runoff last Sunday would have been choosing “between the plague and cholera.”

She did not vote. Instead, she is preparing to take part in May Day protests this coming Sunday.

And, in what could foreshadow what a newly re-elected Macron may expect when he presses ahead with pro-business reforms, including a plan to push back retirement age, Boumhi says she will take to the streets as often as needed to block this.

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France: Radical Muslim Sentenced for Threatening to Kill Moderate Imam

A 38-year-old radical Muslim man was handed a weak six-month suspended sentence by a French court this week for threatening to kill a local imam.

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Hepatitis Outbreak Strike Young European Children, UK Hardest Hit

Europe is facing an influx of acute hepatitis cases — or liver inflammation — in young children, with the United Kingdom the most severely effected country. Several of the children even had to undergo a liver transplant, and with scientists unsure what is causing the severe cases of hepatitis, there are worries more cases could be on the horizon.

Currently, Western European countries are most affected, with 55 cases in European Union nations, according to the World Health Organization. However, the United Kingdom reported the most cases, 145 since January, with ten children already undergoing a liver transplant due to severe jaundice. Of the 145 cases, 38 are still in the hospital. The hepatitis outbreak comes at the same time as the increase in tuberculosis cases in countries like the Czech Republic.

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Hungarians Join Separate Protests in Support of Russia, Ukraine

Hungarians on Saturday took to the streets in support of Russia or Ukraine in separate gatherings amid the war between the two countries.

Hundreds of people, including Ukrainians and other nationalities, gathered at the capital Budapest’s Deak Ferenc Square. The protest was organized by the Ukrainian Cultural Association in Hungary.

Carrying Ukrainian flags, the protesters held banners reading “No to war”, “Stop Russia,” and “Free Ukraine.”

Meanwhile, a small number of people, gathered at the Liberty Square to support Russia, carried banners holding the US and NATO responsible for the Russia-Ukraine war.

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In the 2022 Scottish Census, Carnies (aka, “Showman or Showwoman”) Are Their Own Official Ethnicity

From a UK.gov website:

Scotland

Scotland’s next Census is in 2022. The ethnic groups will be:

Asian, Scottish Asian or British Asian

  • Pakistani, Scottish Pakistani or British Pakistani
  • Indian, Scottish Indian or British Indian
  • Bangladeshi, Scottish Bangladeshi or British Bangladeshi
  • Chinese, Scottish Chinese or British Chinese
  • Other

African, Scottish African or British African

  • Respondents write in their ethnic group

Caribbean or Black

  • Respondents write in their ethnic group

  • Mixed or multiple ethnic group
  • Respondents write in their ethnic group

White

  • Scottish
  • Other British
  • Irish
  • Polish
  • Gypsy or Traveller
  • Roma
  • Showman or Showwoman
  • Other

Other ethnic group

  • Arab, Scottish Arab or British Arab
  • Other (for example, Sikh, Jewish)

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Italy Bids Farewell to COVID Green Pass

Green Pass no longer required in vast majority of places from 1 May as Italy eases mask mandate.

The Italian government is to drop practically all requirements for the Green Pass — the digital certificate proving the holder has been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from covid — with effect from Sunday 1 May.

The lifting of these restrictions also includes those relating to the so-called Super Green Pass which can only be obtained by those who have been vaccinated or recovered from covid.

The Super Green Pass system will however remain in force until 31 December for those visiting hospitals and nursing homes, as well as for healthcare workers and employees of care homes.

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Lithuania Ends COVID-Related ‘Extreme Situation’ — What You Need to Know

On May 1, Lithuania is ending the “extreme situation”, a legal regime declared at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic more than two years ago.

The Lithuanian government decided to lift the “extreme situation” taking into account a steady decline in the number of new coronavirus cases and hospital admissions. Lithuania has also reached a Covid-19 immunisation rate of over 80 percent.

“We are not saying that the disease is gone but that it is under control. […] As of May 1, Lithuania is moving to [calling Covid-19] an ordinary disease, lifting the extreme situation,” said Deputy Health Minister Ausra Bilotiene Motiejuniene.

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Nearly a Third of Swedes Want to Ban ‘Offensive’ Protests After Qur’an Riots

Almost a third of Swedes say they are for banning political demonstrations that are offensive to sections of the community following multi-day riots over Easter sparked by anti-Islam protesters burning copies of the Qur’an.

A total of 28 per cent of Swedes say they would support a ban on offensive political demonstrations, with the number rising to around 40 per cent among supporters of the ruling Social Democrats and the Greens.

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Poland to Lift State of Epidemic After Two Years in Force

In two weeks’ time the government will end the state of epidemic that it introduced on March 20, 2020 after the first coronavirus cases were confirmed in Poland, the health minister has told PAP.

“The decision has been consulted on various levels of administration and we have carried out a legal analysis,” Adam Niedzielski told PAP on Friday. “In mid-May, we’ll lift the state of epidemic and we’ll switch to the state of epidemic threat.”

The state of epidemic threat involves fewer restrictions as well as milder counter-epidemic measures compared to the state of epidemic.

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Polish, Czech Pms Call on Hungary to Condemn Russian Crimes in Ukraine

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, and his Czech counterpart, Petr Fiala, have appealed to Hungary to “unequivocally condemn” the Russian crimes in Ukraine.

The two were asked at a press conference, on Friday, following their meeting in Warsaw about the further functioning of the Visegrad Group or V4 format bringing together Poland, the Czech and Slovak republics and Hungary.

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UK Lawmaker Steps Down After Watching Porn in Parliament

Conservative lawmaker Neil Parish resigned from the British House of Commons on Saturday after admitting to having watched porn in the legislative chamber, twice.

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UK Plans to Regulate Netflix to “Protect” Viewers From “Harmful Content”

Streaming platforms such as Netflix will be regulated by the UK’s communications regulator Ofcom, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries announced.

The media watchdog has been given the authority to regulate streaming platforms and enforce rules so streaming platforms obey the same rules as traditional broadcasters.

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UK: Judge Brands Migrant Who Sexually Assaulted Teen Girl in Public Park a ‘Blight’

A judge has branded a migrant sex attacker who abused a teen girl in a public park a “blight” — but he will spend little time behind bars.

Delovan ‘Najeed’ Najeeb, 38, attacked his 16-year-old victim in Piccadilly Gardens in multicultural Manchester in 2021 after stalking her through the city centre, forcing her to relive the harrowing experience twice by refusing to plead guilty and then launching an appeal Judge Alan Conrad QC described as having “no merit”.

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UK’s General Medical Council to Restrict What Doctors Can Say Online

The UK’s General Medical Council has updated the Hippocratic Oath to reflect current censorial times. The updated draft will prohibit doctors from spreading “misinformation” online.

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War Supporters Can be Stripped of Latvian Citizenship

On Thursday, April 21, the Saeima supported the amendments to the Citizenship Law in the final reading. They foresee that persons who support war crimes or other internationally punishable crimes against another democratic state can be stripped of Latvian citizenship, said the Saeima Press Service.

The law’s amendments were supported by 62 members. One deputy, Julija Stepanenko, was against, while 14 parliamentarians abstained — all members of the “Harmony” faction, according to the results of the vote available on the Saeima website.

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Ukraine: Gasoline shortages were felt by thousands of Ukrainians traveling across the country to return to homes they left behind when the war began in February. Ukrainian officials pledged to resolve the crisis through new contracts from Western Europe.

Ukrainian troops raised the flag above the town of Ruska Lozova, north of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city. Ukraine said Russian troops were continuing their efforts to gain full control of the Donbas region in the east of the country, where heavy fighting continued.

American volunteers are in Ukraine teaching local forces how to use Javelin antitank missiles, as Kyiv’s Western allies race to supply NATO-standard heavy weapons and train Ukrainian forces. Poland, meanwhile, has sent at least 240 tanks to Ukraine, enough for two brigades, along with other heavy equipment, officials said.

Russia: The Bank of Russia lowered the key interest rate again, continuing an effort to spur an economy battered by war and sanctions.

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Russia Has Made Debt Payments in US$

In this regard, the Americans have recently been intensively exaggerating the topic of default in Russia, as they believed that the Russian Federation would not be able to pay off its debt obligations with foreign investors. In order to be more confident that our country will not get out of this “financial trap”, on April 4, the United States imposed a ban on Moscow using its frozen dollar reserves for payments on Eurobonds.

However, contrary to US expectations, the default in Russia is cancelled. Today it became known that the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation fulfilled its obligations under the Russia-2022 and Russia-2042 Eurobonds in a timely manner. Moreover, payments were made in dollars for a hefty sum of $564.8 million and $84.4 million, respectively.

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Russia Preparing to Increase Military Action in East — Ukrainian Defence Ministry

Russian troops are gradually increasing the intensity of their offensive in eastern Ukraine, a spokesman for the Ukrainian defence ministry has said.

Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said in a briefing there were “signs that the aggressor is preparing for an even bigger activation of military actions”.

“We are seeing signs that Russia is also building up its grouping in the eastern operating zone… and is now increasing its desire to seize as much Ukrainian territory as possible,” he said.

Motuzyanyk said Russia was continuing air strikes on the southern port city of Mariupol.

“The main efforts of the occupants are concentrated on blocking our units near the Azovstal plant, he said, though some troops were being redeployed further east, he said.

Motuzyanyk accused Russian troops of forcibly taking residents from the Kharkiv region to the Russian Federation…

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1.9 Million Illegal Immigrants Apprehended at US-Mexico Border in 2021, At a Cost of $10 Billion

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released a new report on Wednesday that showed that roughly 1.9 million illegal immigrants who entered the United States throughout the first year of the Biden presidency were apprehended.

“Based on FAIR’s most recent comprehensive fiscal cost study, illegal aliens are likely imposing a net fiscal burden of at least $143.1 billion,” FAIR writes in the report. “That’s an increase of approximately $9.4 billion over the past year.”

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77.1% of Young Greeks Are Ready to Emigrate Abroad in Search of Work

A new wave of brain drain is in the making, according to a new public opinion poll, as Greece’s youth do not want to stay in the country — 77.1% of them are ready to emigrate.

And the point is not only in the mood of young people, at least in the intention to move abroad in search of better working conditions and income.

According to a survey conducted March on behalf of diANEOsisthe vast majority of Greeks would emigrate abroad if they could find better working conditions in another country.

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Cyprus Detains Alleged People-Smugglers After Dozens of Syrian Boat Migrants Land

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police on Friday detained two men on suspicion of helping two dozen Syrian asylum-seekers reach the east Mediterranean island nation aboard a rigid-hulled inflatable boat.

A court ordered the two men — aged 30 and 28 — held in police custody for eight days following their arrest a day earlier when the boat reached a small harbour on the island’s northeastern coast under escort by a police patrol vessel.

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Poland Accepts 3 Million Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 3,000,000 people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Thursday morning.

According to the SG, on Wednesday, Border Guard officers carried out around 24,800 border checks on people entering Poland from Ukraine, an increase of 16 percent compared to the previous day.

The Border Guard also said that 904,000 people had left Poland for Ukraine since February 24.

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Swedish Police: Illegal Afghan Migrant Raped Woman Then Threw Her Down a Mine Shaft

Swedish police have arrested a man in his 40s from Afghanistan on suspicion of raping a woman in Norberg before pushing her down a mine shaft, according to local news.

Samnytt.se reported the suspect most likely arrived in Sweden during the refugee crisis in 2015, however he remained in the country following the expiration of his residence permit and never returned to his homeland, once again highlighting Europe’s notoriously ineffective deportation mechanisms.

The suspect has been named in the Swedish press as 41-year-old Mohamad Amini, however his identity has not been officially confirmed by Swedish authorities who have not yet been able to clarify where he comes from, although indications point strongly towards an Afghan origin. The man apparently has three children but is not married.

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Connecticut Signs on as Abortion ‘Sanctuary State’

The Connecticut State Senate on Friday passed legislation protecting abortion providers in an apparent “direct response” to abortion bans enacted in other US states.

This means Connecticut has joined other states, like Colorado and California, in becoming a “sanctuary state” for abortion providers, who are becoming persona non grata in other parts of the country.

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Elites Are Harvesting Your Excrement

This information collection starts close to home where we frequently deposit our samples into our sewers, which meets up with a wide range of other waste as it heads to our wastewater treatment facilities. These collection facilities are meant to remove the solids within wastewater, at which point the water is sanitized to some degree and released back into nature.

In the past, entrepreneurs like Bill Gates salivated over the notion of making drinking water from this kind of excrement, and intergovernmental organizations like the United Nations have promoted the necessity of its management. Non-government organizations like the World Economic Forum have called for this wastewater to be considered a valuable resource.

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‘Underhanded’: School Invites Students to Observe LGBTQ Day Without Parents’ Knowledge

Whether you know it or not, your child’s school may have observed a “Day of Silence” on behalf of the LGBTQ movement.

The advocacy group GLSEN invited schools across the country to hold a demonstration Friday to show support for LGBTQ students and their allies.

GLSEN encouraged participants to “take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ people in schools,” according to the group’s website.

The Day of Silence would end, the group said, with participants holding “Breaking the Silence” rallies and events “to share their experiences during the protest and bring attention to ways their schools and communities can become more inclusive.”

One parent, whose son attends a private high school in Connecticut that has no religious affiliation, told The Daily Signal that her “suspicion” is that “a lot of schools, especially private schools, were participating in this.”

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YouTube to Shift Video Flagging Powers Towards NGOs and Government Agencies

Starting in May, YouTube will not allow individuals in its controversial Trusted Flagger program, instead focusing “exclusively on key partnerships with a variety of NGOs and Government Agencies.”

The Trusted Flagger program began in 2012 as a communal volunteer effort to remove content that violates YouTube’s policies. It worked with NGO and government agencies as well as hand-picked individuals that were never publicly disclosed.

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9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/30/2022

  1. Hungarians Join Separate Protests in Support of Russia, Ukraine

    Yesterday, on the social network VKontakte, I saw a video from the Ukrainian region of Zakrapattya, where ethnic non-Ukrainians live – Hungarians, Rusyns, etc. They refuse to fight for Ukraine. The military office was destroyed.

  2. Swedish Police: Illegal Afghan Migrant Raped Woman Then Threw Her Down a Mine Shaft

    The ex-wife of Mohamad Amini, who is in custody on suspicion of raping and pushing a woman into a mine, has disappeared without a trace since 2020.

    Amini and the woman arrived in Sweden with their three children in 2015. In a conversation with the Swedish Migration Board in 2018, a woman said that she was afraid of this man. The following year, the woman and two children filed a restraining order against the man, but the request was denied.

    A year after the application was rejected, the couple’s joint child stated that the mother was missing. She has not been found yet.

    Under interrogation about illegal driving, the now detained man says he does not know where the woman is.

    Amini had a 2017 expulsion order that came into effect in 2018.

    https://petterssonsblogg.se/2022/04/29/gruvhalmannens-exfru-har-varit-forsvunnen-sedan-2020/

  3. This Orthodox clerk Kuraev claims to be a “Christian face” in the rabid Russian Orthodox Church. I wonder how long will he live?
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    https://diak-kuraev.livejournal.com/3731084.html

    Vladimir Vladimirovich, don’t leave!

    I understand that the time has come to realize the fiasco that ended your quarter-century administration of Russia. There is no good way out of the Ukrainian crisis that you personally created. There are bad ones and very bad ones. Each new captured suburb or city only exacerbates the situation.

    NATO – a community of non-believers, that is, countries and people who for some reason do not believe in the peacefulness of the USSR and Russia – receives new arguments and grows stronger.

    Sanctions guarantee that subsequent scientific and technological revolutions in the world will take place without our participation. Moreover, they lead to the fact that the day after tomorrow, moreover, isolated Russia will not be able to even scratch the results of these revolutions, assimilate them and use them to their advantage.

    And under these conditions, you can’t just drop everything with the words “I’m tired, I’m leaving.” For the reason that people can jump on your throne, who will plant Russia even deeper on the stake on which you have already planted it.

    In addition, the army, stuck and (or) lost in the Ukrainian steppes, and thus absent from Russia itself, greatly helps the growth of separatist sentiments and projects. The sanctions imposed on “Russia” suggest to the regional elites that in order to get out from under them, one must call oneself “non-Russia”. And newborn nationalisms are rarely non-bloodthirsty.

    I respect your desire to leave. It is your choice to leave physically or politically. But before that, you must ensure the “transit of power” past those who are now trampling around the throne in a “greedy crowd”, i.e. past your yesterday’s favorites.

    A Duma unanimous with you without you will only aggravate the situation. Therefore, before leaving, it would probably be worth dissolving it.

    It makes sense to preempt your departure by changing the leadership of the TV channels so that they can begin the denazification of Russia, contrary to what they have been doing for the past ten years.

    The most difficult and most important thing is to find a person who could convince the West not to avenge you on the entire population of Russia for decades.

    The second difficult most task is to explain to your “siloviki” that they should not touch him, but, on the contrary, should support him – for their own good and the good of Russia.

    When creating a crisis, it is necessary to calculate ways out of it in case “something goes wrong.” You did not do this in the winter, but now is the time to brainstorm on this very topic, replacing all other assaults with them.

    In general – when leaving, please do not turn off the light.
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    Hm. Personally, I am still convinced that Putin is a dependent figure, and by arranging the Ukrainian crisis, he is fulfilling the task set by someone.
    The main one is the destruction of the Russian and Ukrainian people, as well as plunging the world into chaos.

  4. Russian Ops in Ukraine Update:
    Pentagon Sends Old Vehicles &
    Ukraine’s True Colors Begin to Show
    20 930 views 1 maj 2022

    https://youtu.be/GTEE__gcjk8

    The New Atlas

    Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for May 1, 2022

    1. US continues sending old equipment including M113 tracked armored transports;

    2. US is not discussing sending US-made air defense systems – likely because it is so impractical;

    3. Pentagon is providing crash-courses, unable to replace the loss of trained personnel created over the last 8 years;

    4. US narrative continues to center on Russian “war of aggression;”

    5. US also continues to ignore Russian security concerns;

    6. US media admits Ukrainian security forces are dragging Russian-speakers away to prison for political speech.

    References US Department of Defense – Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing APRIL 29, 2022: https://www.defense.gov/News/Transcri

    • Item 4 – It is a “Russian war of aggression” because Russia invaded Ukraine. There is no way out of that.
      Item 5 – Russia has valid security concerns, but they don’t justify an invasion.
      Item 6 – I wonder what Russia is doing with ant-war protestors?

      All things considered, I don’t see any “good guys” in Ukraine, but I am most angry with the factions external to Ukraine that provoked Russia. If there had never been any discussion of NATO membership, if those biolabs were not in Ukraine, if, if, if.

      • @ Harry the Horrible

        Re: “It is a “Russian war of aggression” because Russia invaded Ukraine. There is no way out of that.”

        If you accept the propaganda and disinformation being pumped by the U.S.-NATO “Ministry of Truth,” maybe… but the picture gets very different once the facts of the matter are examined.

        It is of course regrettable that the war was necessary in the first place, and that negotiations could not have prevented current events. As Churchill once said “Jaw, jaw, jaw is always preferable to war, war, war…” – talking and negotiating is better than fighting.

        However, the fact remains that the U.S. & NATO powers have been committing acts of aggression against Russia for a long time now, including in the Ukraine, right on Russia’s doorstep.

        President Yanukovych backed out of signing a lucrative energy development deal with western multinationals and the billionaires, and decided to go with Russia instead, which was his right as the duly-elected leader of the Ukraine. The western power-brokers, though, said he had to go – and by and by, a CIA & MI6 led coup toppled Yanukovych and installed the pro-western puppet government of Zelensky, which happens to be neo-fascist by the way.

        Zelensky’s government has been using artillery to shell the pro-Russian eastern half of the country for eight years now, at the cost of thousands of lives of civilians, including many Russians or people with ties to Russia.

        Under international law, President Putin is well within his rights to intercede – if for no other reason than to assure the safety of Russian nationals and Russian business interests in the region.

        Moreover, since the Zelensky government has been waging what amounts to an undeclared war on the Eastern Ukraine, the residents of that area and their allies in Russia are again well within their rights under international law to intervene to put a stop to that aggression. With force, if needs be.

        Re: “Russia has valid security concerns, but they don’t justify an invasion.”

        Moscow has exhausted all of its other options, since the U.S. & NATO refuse to hold negotiations and refuse to admit that Russia and the Eastern Ukraine have legitimate grievances. The U.S. & the NATO alliance are also supplying Zelensky’s government and military forces with weapons and other war material.

        The supplying of weapons and war material to a belligerent by an allegedly neutral power – in this case the U.S.-NATO block – is a legitimate cause for war or cassus belli on the part of the other party or parties in that conflict. In other words, should Russia choose to target the U.S. directly, she has legitimate grounds for doing so under international law. The only reason she has not done so is that Putin is a cool customer and knows the implications of such an act.

        I wish we could say the same of the so-called “leaders” on the U.S.-NATO side of the fence. Alas, we cannot – and Biden and company seem bound-and-determined to blunder all of us into a war no one can win.

        And please don’t waste your time and effort accusing me of being “pro-Russian” or some such ad-hominem attack. I am anti-nuclear war is what I am – and I think it is madness to engage in the kind of reckless conduct now taking by place by Washington D.C. and in Brussels, the HQ of NATO. If they’re not careful, they may touch off WWIII.

        The Russians, regardless of what one may think of them, are armed to the teeth with nukes. It is unwise in the extreme to engage in reckless brinksmanship of the kind the West is now doing, given that reality. That is, unless you want to get incinerated in a nuclear holocaust.

        “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” – Albert Einstein

  5. Re: “Many migrants do not want to be integrated into Sweden. Many resist Swedishness. They want to tear down what has been built up here over centuries.”

    This has been known for at least two decades, if not more. The so-called “migrants” – many of them military-age Muslim males – admit that they are in Sweden because they can go on the public dole and collect cradle-to-grave social welfare benefits from the moment their feet touch Swedish soil (they can even apply for such benefits while in transit towards their new home… how hospitable are those Swedes!). Free of the obligation of having to work, they are free to spend their creating mischief far-and-wide.

    “Though this is hardly news, it is something seven out of eight parliamentary parties do not take into account; rather they assume that all migrants want to become part of Swedish society.”

    The Swedes – like so many other ordinary people across Europe – have been fed a steady diet of excuses, rationalizations, half-baked lies and other disinformatzia – for a long time now, yet most seem not yet to have seen through the ruse. This litany of reasons offered up for the transformation of their nation does not stand up to any sort of rigorous examination, nor does it pass the smell test.

    Sometimes, in order to figure out a mystery, you have to look at what is there, what is visible, what has been said and done. But sometimes, you have to go about it differently by looking for what isn’t there, what hasn’t been said, what has not been done. Sherlock Holmes’ famous dog which did not bark in the nighttime.

    We know the authorities and politicians in Sweden are being dishonest because Muslims – in particular young Muslim men – have been allowed to run riot for years throughout Sweden with virtually no unpleasant or negative consequences to themselves, let alone actual criminal charges and punishment, in many cases.

    These jihadists and invaders have done everything from the gang-rape of Swedish girls and women to grooming gangs to mass arson and the setting fire of cars to grenade and automatic weapon attacks upon police stations, yet nothing substantive is done by the authorities to reign in the chaos, violence and mayhem. Why?

    The only answer can be that what is happening is supposed to happen, and that the authorities and their bosses at some level approve of what is taking place. They want regular people to think it is just lack of funding, incompetence, indifference, or politics-as-usual, but none of these excuses stand up to scrutiny. The authorities have gone so far as to blame Swedes themselves, by saying that they have not been welcoming enough to the newcomers in their midst!

    Yes-indeed… “The beatings will continue until morale improves!”

    One of the reasons the Swedish government, like so many others across western and northern Europe (and at the EU proper), has enacted such draconian anti-discrimination laws is not out of respect for the feelings of Muslims – but because they do not want dissent to break out among the population about the “Great Replacement” now taking place in their respective towns and cities. A steady diet of pro-Islamic propaganda is needed to tamp down such rebelliousness and keep the native Europeans from getting too restive.

    What is really occurring in Sweden is a form of 4GW, “fourth-generation warfare,” also known as asymmetrical or irregular warfare, and the soldiers of Allah are being used as its spearhead. It’s the old Hegelian dialectic in action, or “never let a crisis go to waste…”

    Provoke or create a crisis of some kind, in this case the disruption and destruction of civil society in what was once one of the most-peaceful societies on earth in Sweden. Feed fuel into the fire such that the crisis reaches a climax, sufficient to provoke a backlash or reaction. And then when the opportunity is ripe, the creators of the crisis ride in the save things, disguised as the “good guys” – and in a way that benefits them and their agenda.

    In a nutshell, this is the modus operandi of the globalist oligarchs – “manufactured crisis” and social engineering on a massive scale – the means by which they have advanced their agenda since the end of WWII. Of course, during the early years, they could not be so forthright in their actions, but in recent decades – they have become emboldened and more brazened in their actions and public statements.

    • The problem with these oligarchs is that they are weak men only attracted to power by greed, in the end they will run into strong ruthless men who will do away with these weak men and their wretched families where the natural order of all things will take place. The people by being weak, feckless and dumbed down by frivolities will soon find out what it really is to be ruled by the strongmen once again.

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