Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/4/2022

After failing to pass a law for a mandatory vax of all citizens, lawmakers in the German Bundestag are trying to impose a mandated jab on everyone who is fifty or older. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese government has announced that it will roll out vaccine passports sometime this month.

In other news, yesterday’s mass shooting in Sacramento has reignited the push for more gun control in California.

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Thanks to Dean, DV, LP, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» 26-Year-Old Arrested in Connection With Sacramento Mass Shooting, Police Chief Says
» 74-Year-Old Ohio Man Who Sleeps Near Gun Shoots Teenage Home Intruder: ‘I Shot Him Again’
» BLM Leaders ‘Secretly’ Bought a $6 Million House: Report
» Chicago Alderman Says Crime Has ‘Taken Over’ City: ‘We’re the Land of the Lost’
» Climate Change Protesters Briefly Shut Down Highway in DC
» Economics Professor Challenges Yale’s Dean, Calls Out Violations to School’s Free Speech Policy
» Jury Begins Deliberations in Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Trial
» New Study Finds Persistent Cardiac Abnormalities in Teens Who Experienced Myopericarditis Following COVID-19 Vaccination
» New York Times Columnist Says Ukraine Conflict is the First ‘Real’ World War Our Planet Has Experienced
» NSSF: March Gun Sales Up 300,000 From February, Still Trending Up Long Term
» NY Mom Stabbed in Face Trying to Protect Baby From Knife-Wielding Dad: Complaint
» Rumble Launches New Full-Screen Vertical Discovery Feature and Dark Mode for IOS
» Sacramento Mass Shooting Brings Renewed Efforts on Gun Control
» Stock in Trump-Linked SPAC Falls After TRUTH Social Executives Resign
» Tennessee Legislature Passes Bill to Prohibit Teaching Certain Divisive Concepts in Higher Education
» Twitter Shares Close Up 27% After Elon Musk Takes 9% Stake in Social Media Company
» Twitter Employees Triggered by Elon Musk Buying Ownership Stake in Platform
» Ukrainian Americans Protest Tucker Carlson Appearance at California Church
» Watch: Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky Makes Appearance During Grammy Awards
» YouTube Removes Trump RNC Podcast for “Misinformation”
 
Canada
» $106 Million for Trudeau Government Bungling of COVID Protective Gear
» Calgary Police Arrest Another Pastor, Fine Others for Honking in Weekend Enforcement Blitz
» Calgary Pastor Derek Reimer Arrested While Preaching on the Street
» Calgary Freedom Protesters Gather Despite Ongoing Injunction
» No Jail Time for BC Women Who Vandalized Church — Will be Made to Apologize and Pay Fine
» Pierre Poilievre Cross-Canada Leadership Rallies “Off the Charts”
» Poilievre Says Millennials Only Able to Buy Houses With Help From ‘Bank of Mom and Dad’
» Traffic-Blocking Protest on Metro Vancouver Bridge Leads to 4 Arrests
» Trucker Shortage to Triple by Next Year: National Cattle Feeders’ Association
» Trudeau Gov’t Pushed Vaccine Mandates Only After Polls Found Liberals Supported the Idea
» Viewers React: Ontario Place Still Enforcing Vaccine Passports
 
Europe and the EU
» Brussels Views Ukraine Crisis as Opportunity to Create EU Superstate
» European Union Preparing New Sanctions Against Russia Following Viral Videos of Purported War Crimes
» France: Macron Rejects Self-Defense After a Farmer Kills a Burglar Who Broke Into His Home
» German Lawmakers Wants Compulsory Vax for Over-50s, Compulsory Counselling on Jabs for Younger Adults
» Hungary: 4 Lessons From Orban’s Historic Victory
» Hungary’s Child Protection Referendum Has Overwhelming Support But Fails to Pass Due to Spoiled Ballots
» Lithuania to Throw Out Russian Ambassador, Close Consulate Over Alleged War Crimes
» Poland Upbraids Macron Over Putin Negotiations: ‘You Would Negotiate With Hitler’
» Slovakia to Make Russian Gas Payments in Rubles
» Supporters of Murdered Corsican Nationalist Colonna Clash With Police in Fresh Protests
» The Hungarian Revolt
» The Hungarian Elections Were ‘Transparent and Neutral, ‘ Comments International Observer
» The V4 Isn’t Dead, Says Polish Deputy PM Kaczynski
» UK: Just Stop Oil: More Arrests at Oil Terminal Protests in Warwickshire and Birmingham
» UK: Mask Wearing Has Left a Generation of Toddlers Struggling With Speech and Social Skills
 
Balkans
» Vucic Wins Nearly 60% of Votes in Serbia Presidential Election, Preliminary Results Show
 
Russia
» 30 Russians Arrested for Protests in St. Petersburg — Report
» Pics: Zelensky Tours Site of Alleged Russian War Crimes Near Kyiv
» Russia Claims Bucha “Massacre” is a False Flag as U.S. Media Calls for “Direct Military Involvement” in Conflict
» Russia ‘Categorically Rejects’ War Crimes Allegations, Demands UN Security Council Meeting: AP
» Satellite Photos Show Mass Grave in Ukraine, Russia Denies Involvement
» Ukrainian Police Said They Conducted “Clearing Op” in Bucha a Day Before Dead Body Videos Emerged
 
South Asia
» India: Armed Muslim Man Forcefully Tries to Enter Gorakhnath Temple by Shouting “Allah Hu Akbar”
 
Far East
» Vietnam to Introduce Vaccine Passports
» Zero COVID Disaster: China Deploys Army as Parents and Children Separated in Quarantine Facilities
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia to “Actively Explore” A National Digital ID System
» Watch: Tradie’s Brutal Arrest Caught on Camera
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria is Ordered to Amend Internet Censorship Law
 
Immigration
» Bodies of Dozens of African Migrants Tossed Overboard During Voyage to Canary Islands
» France’s Former Intelligence Chief Warns Against Possible Civil War Due to Mass Immigration
» France: Zemmour Praises Japan: The Country Takes in Just 40 Refugees a Year
» Hundreds of Thousands of Ukrainians Are Likely to Remain in Czechia Even After War Ends
» States Sue to Halt Biden’s ‘Imminent, Man-Made, Self-Inflicted Calamity’
» ‘We Were Accused of Xenophobia, But Poles Opened Their Hearts to 2.5 Million Ukrainians,’ Morawiecki Tells CNN
 
Culture Wars
» Eric Adams Tries to Lure Gay Florida Residents to New York City With Rainbow Billboards
» J.K. Rowling Facing More Death Threats After Activist’s Music Video Promotes Murdering TERFs
» Official Gender Change Only Happens Through Surgery, Czech Constitutional Confirms
» Read, Obey, And Conform: U.N. To Release Climate Orders for Societies and Economies
» Wikipedia Co-Founder Says Left’s ‘Relentless’ Takeover of Mass Media Ruined the Website He Helped Build
 

26-Year-Old Arrested in Connection With Sacramento Mass Shooting, Police Chief Says

Police serve three residential search warrants and recover at least one handgun.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with Sunday’s deadly mass shooting, the city’s police chief confirmed.

Dandrae Martin was taken into custody and booked on charges of assault with a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, Police Chief Kathy Lester told KCRA 3’s Ty Steele in an exclusive interview Monday morning.

“Right now that’s really all we’re able to share about him,” she said. “As you know this is a complex investigation and we’re looking for multiple suspects and so we’re currently working to identify what his role was the night of the shooting…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

74-Year-Old Ohio Man Who Sleeps Near Gun Shoots Teenage Home Intruder: ‘I Shot Him Again’

A 74-year-old man living in Akron, Ohio, told police he shot a teenager multiple times after he broke into his home last week.

The homeowner, who asked to be identified by his nickname of “Lurch,” told FOX 8 Cleveland the home invasion happened around 7:30 in the morning March 29. He said he opened fire when the teen came crashing through his front glass door.

The hurt teen rolled down the steps to the basement, where he allegedly grabbed a shovel.

“I shot him again,” Lurch said. He then kept an eye on the intruder until police arrived. “As far as I know, I hit him three times.” The suspect is reportedly 16 years old.

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

BLM Leaders ‘Secretly’ Bought a $6 Million House: Report

Following news that Black Lives Matter leadership has been using its funds for personal luxury as opposed to re-investing in the movement, an Intelligencer investigation reveals the group’s top brass bought “a secret” $6 million house.

The clandestine residence, nicknamed “Campus” by internal figures, caught the eye of Intelligencer who shines a light on the attempted media cover-up surrounding the latest controversy facing BLM’s most-visible organizers.

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

Chicago Alderman Says Crime Has ‘Taken Over’ City: ‘We’re the Land of the Lost’

A Chicago alderman is issuing a stark warning on rampant crime, claiming “it is a lawless land right now” as the number of officers shot in the line of duty spiked 43% since last year.

Anthony Napolitano, who is also a former police officer himself, accused politicians of prompting anti-police rhetoric on “Fox & Friends,” urging officials to do more to combat the crime wave.

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

Climate Change Protesters Briefly Shut Down Highway in DC

A group of climate change activists managed to temporarily shut down a section of I-395 in Washington, D.C., near the National Mall on Monday in an environmental demonstration.

Supporters of the environmental group Declare Emergency were seen in photos and videos that circulated on social media holding up traffic on the interstate in D.C. near the 3rd Street Tunnel. The group said in a Facebook post that multiple protesters were arrested following the incident.

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) told The Hill that the demonstration lasted “less than 1 hour,” with police confirming that seven individuals were arrested for allegedly “crowding, obstructing or incommoding.”

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

Economics Professor Challenges Yale’s Dean, Calls Out Violations to School’s Free Speech Policy

When the Dean of Yale’s School of Law suggested that an act of protest against a conservative event on campus had not violated the school’s free speech policies in any way, a professor decided to openly contest the assertion.

In a public letter released last Thursday, Kate Smith, a professor from the school’s economics department, called the protest “…a blatant violation of Yale’s Free speech Expression Policy.”

[Comment: Academic economics departments are reality based.]

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

Jury Begins Deliberations in Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Trial

A jury began deliberations on Monday in the case involving four men who are accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D).

The trial, which began on March 9, was put in the hands of the jury after the prosecution and defense delivered closing arguments on Friday.

Adam Fox, Brandon Caserta, Barry Croft Jr. and Daniel Harris stand accused of kidnapping conspiracy, and Fox, Craft and Harris are also facing the charge of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.

All four men could face life in prison if convicted.

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

New Study Finds Persistent Cardiac Abnormalities in Teens Who Experienced Myopericarditis Following COVID-19 Vaccination

A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics is shedding light on how long heart abnormalities from COVID-19 vaccine-induced myopericarditis may last in children.

The typically-rare disease, which can lead to sudden death, is a combination of two significant adverse events that can occur after receiving a COVID-19 mRNA injection known as myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), and pericarditis (inflammation of the outer lining of the heart).

The study, which was conducted at Seattle Children’s Hospital, focused on a cohort of 16 children between the ages 12-17. All 16 patients were diagnosed with myopericarditis within one week of receiving their second Pfizer COVID-19 shot and had experienced chest pains and elevated serum troponin when first seeking treatment.

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

New York Times Columnist Says Ukraine Conflict is the First ‘Real’ World War Our Planet Has Experienced

In a recent opinion piece, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman claimed that the ongoing war in Ukraine is the first “real” World War.

The column, originally headlined “Ukraine Is the First Real World War,” was highlighted on both The New York Times’ and Friedman’s Twitter accounts Sunday. Both tweets can still be viewed; however, the column has since been given a new headline on the Times’ website.

The article is now headlined, “Putin Had No Clue How Many of Us Would Be Watching.”

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

NSSF: March Gun Sales Up 300,000 From February, Still Trending Up Long Term

While the NSSF’s adjusted March NICS background check numbers indicate fewer guns sold in 2022 than the same month in 2020 or 2021, look at the 2022 total versus prior years. March 2022 sales were substantially higher than the pre-Covid/George Floyd surge monthly totals by a significant margin.

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

NY Mom Stabbed in Face Trying to Protect Baby From Knife-Wielding Dad: Complaint

The 17-month-old victim got stitches and was released from the hospital in the days after Wednesday’s attack, but her mom, who was repeatedly stabbed — along with her alleged stabber — remains hospitalized

A 37-year-old Long Island man has been charged with attempted murder in the case of his baby girl and her 38-year-old mother, who were both found badly hurt in a Nassau County home last week, authorities said Monday.

Christopher Alvarado, of East Meadow, allegedly tried to kill the two before apparently attempting to take his own life in the incident on Cooper Drive Wednesday. Cops were called to the residence around dinnertime.

Responding officers found the 38-year-old mother with multiple stab wounds and a 17-month-old girl with a laceration to her arm, officials say. The baby also had a contusion and abrasions to her head. Alvarado was found with his throat cut.

According to a criminal complaint, Alvarado allegedly tried to kill the baby first, lunging at her with a knife as her mother got in the way and tried to disarm him…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Rumble Launches New Full-Screen Vertical Discovery Feature and Dark Mode for IOS

Neutral video sharing platform Rumble has introduced two new features for iPhone and iPad users — a new discovery feature which makes it easy to find popular videos and a new dark mode which gives the app a dark theme and is great for low light conditions.

The new discovery feature is available via the “Categories” section of the discovery tab on Rumble’s iOS app. It highlights several different videos including news, podcasts, finance, sports, and vlogs.

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

Sacramento Mass Shooting Brings Renewed Efforts on Gun Control

From state senators to President Joe Biden, lawmakers are calling for change.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sunday’s mass shooting is reigniting the efforts to pass more gun control laws in California and across the country. California already has the strictest laws on the books.

State Senator Bob Hertzberg said the arrest made Monday in connection to the mass shooting shows how incentives can work. He said people will report on others if they’re given a reason to do so.

Sacramento police said the public sent in at least 100 videos and pictures related to Sunday’s mass shooting. It led to the arrest of Dandrae Martin, a 26-year-old “related suspect,” who was charged with assault and illegal possession of a firearm.

Senator Hertzberg said his bill would incentivize people to do the same. It’s based on Texas’ near abortion ban and would allow private citizens to sue anyone who manufactures or transports illegal weapons.

“If someone has a ghost gun or assault weapon and your neighbor sees it, and they can see that you transported it or that you have possession of it, all of a sudden, they can get $10,000 plus attorneys fees,” he said…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Stock in Trump-Linked SPAC Falls After TRUTH Social Executives Resign

Stock in the SPAC that is bringing former President Trump’s social media platform Truth Social public fell Monday after top executives reportedly resigned from the company.

Stock in the SPAC, Digital Word Acquisition Corp, fell 14 percent in premarket trading Monday, Yahoo reported.

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

Tennessee Legislature Passes Bill to Prohibit Teaching Certain Divisive Concepts in Higher Education

The Tennessee legislature on March 30 passed a bill that aims to prohibit an individual’s views on critical race theory from influencing decisions about hiring, tenure, promotion, or graduation in the state’s higher education institutions.

House Bill 2670 would “prohibit a public institution of higher education from taking certain actions with regard to divisive concepts and the ideologies or political viewpoints of students and employees.”

Tennessee state Rep. Ron Grant (R) released the following statement on the bill: “Any curriculum promoting the narrative that white privilege or racism is alive and well in Tennessee does not accurately reflect our state, our public education system or its residents. Our students deserve much better. This bill empowers employees and students of all races on our college campuses to think for themselves free from fear of discrimination and without being coerced to embrace any specific ideology or political viewpoint.”

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

Twitter Shares Close Up 27% After Elon Musk Takes 9% Stake in Social Media Company

Outspoken Tesla CEO Elon Musk purchased a giant stake in Twitter that makes him the largest outside shareholder in the social media stock, not long after criticizing the company for what he said was its failure to uphold the tenets of free speech.

Musk owns 73,486,938 shares of Twitter, which represents a 9.2% passive stake in the company, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission 13G filing released Monday. The stake is worth $2.89 billion, based Twitter’s closing price Friday.

The purchase comes less than two weeks after Musk criticized the company, polling people on Twitter about whether it adheres to free speech principles. “Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy,” Musk tweeted. “What should be done?”

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

Twitter Employees Triggered by Elon Musk Buying Ownership Stake in Platform

Twitter employees are speaking out after it was revealed on Monday that tech billionaire Elon Musk is now one of the largest shareholders in the platform, with 9.2 percent ownership. This comes after it was rumored that Musk might be in the market to buy Twitter and secure the holding for free speech in America, following CEO Parag Agrawal’s claim that Twitter is not beholden to American free speech laws.

In response, some employees at Twitter took to the platform to express their unease with Musk taking such a large share of ownership.

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

Ukrainian Americans Protest Tucker Carlson Appearance at California Church

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (Fox 5 KSWB-TV) — Ukrainian Americans held a silent protest outside Awaken Church in San Diego County as it hosted a controversial guest speaker Saturday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Critics have accused Carlson of being sympathetic to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and he has seemed to clash with reporters on his own network over war coverage. But he also has widespread fans, hosting a top-ranked, prime-time show for Fox.

Saturday’s protesters claimed Carlson spreads pro-Russia propaganda. They arranged strollers, car seats and baby shoes to represent the more than 150 children killed by the war in Ukraine.

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

Watch: Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky Makes Appearance During Grammy Awards

On Sunday evening at the 64th Annual Grammy’s, Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded to the star-studded audience “to tell the truth” about the Russian invasion of Ukraine during a powerful speech about the power of music.

Comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah introduced President Zelensky and said, “One thing that has always made music so powerful is the way it responds to the times. Even in the darkest times, music has the power to lift spirits and give you hope for a brighter tomorrow. And there’s nobody who could use a little hope right now more than the people of Ukraine.”

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

YouTube Removes Trump RNC Podcast for “Misinformation”

The purge of content featuring or associated with former President Donald Trump continues on YouTube, which has decided to remove an episode of the Republican National Committee (RNC) “Real America” podcast.

Trump was interviewed on the now-censored episode, where he voiced his political opinion about the 2020 US presidential elections once again by saying that the vote was “rigged” and also spoke about “tremendous voter fraud.”

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

$106 Million for Trudeau Government Bungling of COVID Protective Gear

The Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) bungling of personal protective equipment supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic has cost taxpayers over $106 million.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, PHAC reported the loss in an Inquiry of Ministry response tabled recently in the House of Commons.

“Despite the Agency’s best efforts in ensuring value for money and minimizing risks associated with purchasing such a large amount of goods, some vendors did not provide deliverables,” PHAC officials wrote.

“The Agency is reporting a loss of $105 million due to advanced payments made to suppliers for orders that will not be fulfilled. These cases relate to goods purchased as part of the Agency’s Covid-19 response.”

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

Calgary Police Arrest Another Pastor, Fine Others for Honking in Weekend Enforcement Blitz

This past weekend marked the third consecutive week that Calgary police announced an anti-protest court injunction will be enforced against the peaceful weekly pro-freedom demonstration that has been taking place for nearly two years without issue.

Saturday’s protest saw the arrest of Pastor Derek Reimer from Mission 7 Ministries and several passersby who honked as they drove past.

According to a statement from police, eight tickets in total were issued, with Reimer being the only person arrested. In Reimer’s case, police claim the arrest was made because of outstanding warrants.

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

Calgary Pastor Derek Reimer Arrested While Preaching on the Street

On Saturday, just a few days after Pastor Artur Pawlowski was released after a 51-day incarceration on strict bail conditions, Calgary Police Services were once again selectively targeting Christian pastors with enforcement. This time it was Pastor Derek Reimer, who ran into troubles previously for feeding the homeless throughout COVID-19 restrictions and became one of our early FightTheFines.com recipients, facing arrest.

For the third week in a row an injunction acquired by the city of Calgary, at the behest of Mayor Jyoti Gondek, has been selectively enforced by Calgary Police Services against freedom protests which have been taking place peacefully for over two years in the city. Included in the injunction is limitations on amplification, park usage and honking. You can view the document in its entirety here.

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

Calgary Freedom Protesters Gather Despite Ongoing Injunction

For those who have not been following the story, Calgary’s progressive-activist Mayor Jyoti Gondek had a twitter temper tantrum a few weeks back and suggested that counter-protesters who were disobeying police and blocking a designated march route were justified in their disobedience, and that the peaceful pro freedom marches which have been carrying on without incident for two-years had no right to proceed.

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

No Jail Time for BC Women Who Vandalized Church — Will be Made to Apologize and Pay Fine

A woman has pleaded guilty to vandalizing a Vancouver church with paint, and will receive a conditional discharge, meaning she will not be given a criminal record for their actions.

The event took place on July 1, 2021, roughly one month after the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc First Nations announced that it had likely found the remains of hundreds of bodies near the site of a former residential school is Kamloops, the National Post reports.

[Comment: Yet, in Canada, those who exercise their natural rights are punished more severely.]

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

Pierre Poilievre Cross-Canada Leadership Rallies “Off the Charts”

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre is crossing the country, and his campaign rallies have been drawing huge crowds.

Around 1000 people attended a rally in Lindsay Ont. on Sunday to hear Poilievre speak, filling the venue to capacity.

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

Poilievre Says Millennials Only Able to Buy Houses With Help From ‘Bank of Mom and Dad’

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre said that, for many Canadian millennials, the only way to buy a house was to have help through “the bank of mom and dad.”

Poilievre made the comment in a tweet where he pointed out that house prices had doubled under the Trudeau Liberals’ time in power.

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

Traffic-Blocking Protest on Metro Vancouver Bridge Leads to 4 Arrests

Four protesters were taken into custody following a protest that blocked a major route through Metro Vancouver during the morning commute.

Vancouver police said the protesters “are being taken to jail and will face multiple charges related to mischief and blocking the highway” following the stunt on Monday.

The demonstration blocked lanes of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway during rush hour.

The lanes reopened at around 8:30 a.m., but still, the Transportation Ministry warned drivers to expect delays due to congestion. At one point there were lanes blocked in both directions, so the backlog of traffic may take some time to clear.

The protest was by Save Old Growth, a group that has organized several similar demonstrations in Metro Vancouver, some of which saw protesters superglue their hands to Highway 1.

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

Trucker Shortage to Triple by Next Year: National Cattle Feeders’ Association

A trucker shortage worsened by the Trudeau government’s cross-border vaccine mandate is expected to triple by next year, and an interprovincial mandate “would be just catastrophic,” a livestock industry leader has warned.

Chair of the National Cattle Feeders’ Association James Bekkering told parliamentarians during a Mar. 24 Commons agriculture committee meeting that farmers were wondering whether they would be able to feed their livestock as a result of transportation bottlenecks.

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

Trudeau Gov’t Pushed Vaccine Mandates Only After Polls Found Liberals Supported the Idea

OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet polled Canadians before the 2021 election to determine public opinion on vaccine mandates.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, the poll found that Liberals highly favored heavy-handed vaccine mandate measures. The timeline of the poll, which finalized its results days before the election was announced, correlates with Trudeau ramping up anti-vaccine sentiment and strong support for mandates.

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

Viewers React: Ontario Place Still Enforcing Vaccine Passports

On the latest episode of Rebel Roundup, David Menzies reacted to your viewer mail about his recent report on the provincially-owned Ontario Place.

Apparently, the bureaucrats running Ontario Place are more knowledgeable when it comes to virology than Ontario’s chief medical officer of health.

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

Brussels Views Ukraine Crisis as Opportunity to Create EU Superstate

The past weeks have shown the dangers of European conservative governments allowing themselves to be distracted by the ongoing war in Ukraine from the power grab in European Union headquarters in Brussels and Strasbourg. Calls for an EU army and abandoning member state’s right to veto the sanctions mechanism by replacing it with a majority voting system are all wrapped in a mantra of solidarity with Ukraine and a more effective European reaction in times of similar crises, but those in favor of preserving national competences should be wary of such arguments.

The ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), which is a long-term consultation process initiated by the EU to formulate how the continent’s political blocs will decide on Europe’s future, has come up with a scheme to radically reduce sovereignty. The idea being put forward would use citizens to take away individual state’s rights to block sanctions, and go for a majority vote system instead.

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

European Union Preparing New Sanctions Against Russia Following Viral Videos of Purported War Crimes

The European Union is preparing a new round of sanctions against Russia after now-viral videos from Bucha surfaced on social media, purporting to show war crimes.

As previously detailed by Rebel News, Russia has denied the alleged atrocity and called for a public investigation into the matter. The United Kingdom, which currently presides over the United Nations Security Council, is reportedly stonewalling any discussion from taking place.

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

France: Macron Rejects Self-Defense After a Farmer Kills a Burglar Who Broke Into His Home

After a farmer shot a man who broke into his home, French President Emmanuel Macron said the French people do not have the right to self-defense, and the man should have instead let the police handle the incident.

Macron made his controversial remarks in Fourras, France, after reacting to the news from Europe 1 that 35-year-old man from Longré, in the north of Charente, was indicted for murder after fatally shooting a 40-year-old man who broke into his home last Friday.

According to the initial investigation, the farmer fired twice with a large caliber rifle at a group of four burglars who broke into his home, killing one of them. This took place last Friday, between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., as the man was alone with his 3-year-old daughter at their home.

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

German Lawmakers Wants Compulsory Vax for Over-50s, Compulsory Counselling on Jabs for Younger Adults

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers who proposed a requirement for all adults to be vaccinated against COVID-19 sought a compromise on Monday after struggling to win a majority in parliament, suggesting a less sweeping mandate that would initially oblige everyone aged 50 and above to get shots.

Olaf Scholz said shortly before becoming chancellor in December that he favoured a vaccine mandate for all adults. But amid deep divisions on the issue within his governing coalition, he left it to lawmakers to come up with legislation rather than having the government draw up rules.

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

Hungary: 4 Lessons From Orban’s Historic Victory

The international press loudly proclaimed that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban would face his “toughest” election fight ever, polls pointed to his potential defeat, and the EU withheld much-needed recovery funds from Hungary in the run-up to the election. Yet, Orban not only prevailed, but did so in a fashion that has left many in the Western media and political establishment in shock once again. Now, as the dust settles, what lessons can we take away from his historic win?

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

Hungary’s Child Protection Referendum Has Overwhelming Support But Fails to Pass Due to Spoiled Ballots

With nearly all of the votes counted, Hungary’s child protection referendum showed overwhelming support in favor of proposals to restrict the promotion of LGBT content to minors, but failed to reach the 50 percent validity threshold needed to be binding, data from the National Election Commission showed.

After passing its child protection act last June, a wave of criticism hit Hungary from the liberal European mainstream media, prompting Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s cabinet to call a referendum on the issue, which was held this Sunday, together with the parliamentary elections.

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

Lithuania to Throw Out Russian Ambassador, Close Consulate Over Alleged War Crimes

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania on Monday announced that it will expel Russia’s ambassador and recall its envoy in Moscow in reaction to increasing signs that Russian forces may have committed war crimes in Ukraine.

The Baltic country also decided to close a Russian consulate in the port city of Klaipeda.

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

Poland Upbraids Macron Over Putin Negotiations: ‘You Would Negotiate With Hitler’

Poland’s national conservative prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecky, has publicly upbraided the French president, Emmanuel Macron, over his negotiations with Vladimir Putin, insisting they have achieved nothing.

“President Macron, how many times have you negotiated with Putin and what have you achieved?” the Polish leader demanded, referring to the Frenchman’s multiple calls with the Russian president since his invasion of Ukraine began.

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Slovakia to Make Russian Gas Payments in Rubles

Slovakia will reportedly accede to the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin and purchase Russian gas in rubles, the country’s economy minister, Richard Sulik, was quoted as saying by local media.

According to the Aktuality.sk news outlet, the minister told RTVS broadcaster that the country will comply with a decree made by Putin, ordering customers from “not friendly countries” to purchase Russian gas in the troubled currency. Such a request has been roundly rejected so far by Western officials.

“In order to not cut ourselves off the gas, we will pay in Russian currency unless we decide otherwise,” Sulik told the broadcaster.

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Supporters of Murdered Corsican Nationalist Colonna Clash With Police in Fresh Protests

A demonstration by thousands of supporters of murdered Corsican nationalist Yvan Colonna on Sunday turned violent amid fears the clashes with police could delay talks between the island’s political leaders and the French government.

The clashes involved more than 100 young people — often hooded and wearing gas masks — in front of the prefecture in the city of Ajaccio immediately after the arrival a procession of demonstrators, AFP witnessed.

Around 4,000 people took part, according to the prefecture, while organisers put the crowd at 14,000.

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The Hungarian Revolt

No one expected that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban would be re-elected with a substantially increased mandate at this weekend’s general election. The results surprised all the parties in Hungary, including Orban’s own Fidesz. And it certainly shocked the international supporters of the coalition standing in opposition to Orban.

This weekend’s vote was arguably the most important in Europe since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU in 2016. Like the Brexit vote, the Hungarian General Election touched on foundational issues— the most important of which was national sovereignty. This was an election about the right of a nation to determine its own future. Hungarians were voting on who gets to decide the values and ideals they will live by — their own elected representatives or the unelected elites of the EU and other globalist institutions.

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The Hungarian Elections Were ‘Transparent and Neutral, ‘ Comments International Observer

Hungary has a very transparent, neutral, and transparent electoral system, stated Jorge Buxadé, a member of the presidency of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group in the European Parliament.

“We have experienced an electoral system that fully respects the criteria of the rule of law and the rules of free secret elections,” Buxadé told Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet.

[Comment: I heard that mail-in voting was not allowed in the Hungarian election. Can one of the Hungarian correspondents confirm that?]

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The V4 Isn’t Dead, Says Polish Deputy PM Kaczynski

Polish Deputy Prime Minister and head of the ruling party in Poland Jaroslaw Kaczynski shared his thoughts on the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in an interview by Sieci weekly. He was also asked about the Hungarian politics in the Russian-Ukrainian war context. The interview was carried out prior to parliamentary election in Hungary but published in Monday edition of Sieci.

Kaczynski was asked if the difference in the Polish and Hungarian stance towards the conflict has a negative impact on the Polish-Hungarian relations, and what is the future of the Visegrad Group.

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UK: Just Stop Oil: More Arrests at Oil Terminal Protests in Warwickshire and Birmingham

Sixty-eight people have been arrested over alleged offences connected to protests outside a Warwickshire fuel terminal over the weekend.

Activists from Just Stop Oil have been trying to obstruct access to the Kingsbury site since a series of England-wide protests started on Friday.

Warwickshire Police said all those arrested had been bailed with conditions not to return to the area.

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UK: Mask Wearing Has Left a Generation of Toddlers Struggling With Speech and Social Skills

Lockdown restrictions, including adults wearing face masks, has left a generation of babies and toddlers struggling with speech and social skills, according to an official report.

Inspectors working for Ofsted found that infants being surrounded by adults wearing face masks for significant periods of time over the last two years has damaged their learning and communication abilities.

Those turning two “will have been surrounded by adults wearing masks for their whole lives and have therefore been unable to see lip movements or mouth shapes as regularly,” the report found.

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Vucic Wins Nearly 60% of Votes in Serbia Presidential Election, Preliminary Results Show

BELGRADE, April 4 (Reuters) — Serbia’s incumbent president, Aleksandar Vucic, has secured 59.5% of votes in a presidential election, the State Election Commission said on Monday after counting 87.67% of ballots.

The commission also said Vucic’s ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) won 43.4% of votes in a parliamentary election.

Opposition presidential candidate Zdravko Ponos, a retired army general, garnered 17.5%, while his United for Victory alliance obtained 13.1%.

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30 Russians Arrested for Protests in St. Petersburg — Report

30 protesters were arrested by Russian authorities in St. Petersburg on Sunday for participating in a protest the day before, Interfax reported.

Out of the 30 arrested, seven were fined and eight were ordered to do “compusory work,” according to Interfax.

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Pics: Zelensky Tours Site of Alleged Russian War Crimes Near Kyiv

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has toured the town of Bucha, near Kyiv (Kiev), where retreating Russian forces are alleged to have left murdered civilians in their wake.

“These are war crimes and will be recognised by the world as genocide,” the body armour clad Ukrainian president said at the scene, in comments reported by Reuters.

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Russia Claims Bucha “Massacre” is a False Flag as U.S. Media Calls for “Direct Military Involvement” in Conflict

Russia has responded to claims that its forces committed war crimes by brutally Murdering civilians in a town close to Kiev, calling the incident “fake” and labelling its orchestration as a “staged” false flag “provocation.”

The so far unverified claims of the Ukrainian mayor of the town Bucha that Russian forces tortured and massacred civilians have been amplified by the media.

The mayor Anatoliy Fedoruk shared footage and photographs of dead bodies strewn about the streets of Bucha, which is 23 miles northwest of Kyiv.

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Russia ‘Categorically Rejects’ War Crimes Allegations, Demands UN Security Council Meeting: AP

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has strongly rejected the accusations that Russian troops committed atrocities against civilians in Ukraine and pushed for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday that the Ukrainian claims that Russian troops had killed hundreds of civilians outside Kyiv can’t be trusted, adding that “we categorically reject the accusations.” Peskov’s comment in a conference call with reporters followed the Russian Defence Ministry’s statement accusing the Ukrainian authorities of stage-managing what it described as a “provocation” to smear Russia.

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Satellite Photos Show Mass Grave in Ukraine, Russia Denies Involvement

Space imaging company Maxar Technologies published satellite images over the weekend that appear to show earthworks of a mass grave in the wake of the withdrawing Russian army at Bucha, Ukraine.

Reuters reported on Sunday its journalists on the ground in Bucha had witnessed a mass grave at a church, but could not confirm if it was the same site that Maxar’s satellites pictured (see above).

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Ukrainian Police Said They Conducted “Clearing Op” in Bucha a Day Before Dead Body Videos Emerged

Ukrainian police posted on Facebook that they had conducted a “clearing op” in Bucha the day before videos emerged showing dead bodies scattered around the settlement, as the war of words over the alleged “war crime” continues.

NATO powers and pro-Ukraine commentators have seized upon the alleged atrocity in a bid to escalate the war, with MSNBC hosts and guests even asserting that it justifies directly attacking Russia and putting American boots on the ground in Ukraine.

MSNBC host Ali Velshi demanded “direct military involvement,” something that would almost inevitably kick off World War III, in response to the alleged incident.

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India: Armed Muslim Man Forcefully Tries to Enter Gorakhnath Temple by Shouting “Allah Hu Akbar”

Muslim IIT Graduate Attacks Cops Outside UP’s Gorakhnath Mandir, Police Say Terror Not Ruled Out.

Upendra Bharti | HENB | Lucknow | April 4, 2022:: A fanatic Muslim man on 3rd of April forcefully tried to enter into the premises of Gorakhnath Mandir by shouting ‘Allah hu Akbar’. The person was identified as Ahmad Murtaza Abbasi. The muslim man was equipped with a sharp edged weapon. In an attempt to enter the premises of Gorakhnath Mandir, Two jawans deployed in the security of the temple were attacked by this muslim youth with his sharp weapon while raising Islamist slogan “Allah hu akbar”, after which both were injured. After the attack, the temple staff and other people and other policemen deployed in security ran to the accused and caught him. Both the injured jawans have been admitted to Gorakhnath Hospital. At the same time, the police are interrogating the arrested accused.

From sources it is known, Abbasi graduated from the prestigious IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)-Bombay in 2015. He is a resident of Gorakhpur. His father told to the media, “Abbasi has suffered from depression for years and is suicidal. The family shifted from Mumbai to Gorakhpur two years ago”.

It must be noted that Gorakhnath Mandir is located in Gorakhpur which is the constituency of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Yogi Adityanath is the head priest (Mahant) of Gorakhnath Temple and has his personal accommodation on the temple premises. At the time of the attack, CM Yogi was not at the temple.

During checking, Govind Gaur and Anil Paswan, PAC jawans of 20 battalion posted in security at the gate, stopped him in the name of checking. After this, while raising slogans, the youth took out a sharp weapon from his possession and attacked the soldiers with his sharp weapon. After attacking the accused started running, but other policemen caught him.

“ltems recovered from the person makes it seems a big conspiracy was in play and we cannot deny that this could have been a terror attack,” said Prashant Kumar, Additional Director General, Law and Order.

“Our recoveries are quite sensational and we will share these with you at a later stage. Currently our investigation is at a preliminary stage. “Two cases have been registered and the local police are investigating right now but other directions will be passed soon,” Mr Kumar said.

“If this person had gained entry, normal pilgrims could have been harmed. Those posted at the temple have shown tremendous restraint and arrested this person,” the police officer said.

Murtaza and the injured security personnel he attacked are all in hospital.

Police are investigating the matter with utmost importance.

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Vietnam to Introduce Vaccine Passports

Despite some countries finally starting to sour on the idea, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has announced it will start rolling out vaccine passports this month. 99% of the country’s adult population has received two doses of the Covid vaccines and yet the country is still planning to introduce a checkpoint society.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health’s Department of Information Technology said that the vaccination status of people would be confirmed at the local level beginning April 8 and the vaccine passport will start rolling out on April 15.

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Zero COVID Disaster: China Deploys Army as Parents and Children Separated in Quarantine Facilities

The utter disaster of China’s ‘zero COVID’ policy has been exposed once again after the army was deployed to Shanghai and children were separated from their parents in quarantine facilities.

As we previously highlighted, having failed to follow the path of other countries by achieving anything like herd immunity, the Omicron variant of COVID has caused more more coronavirus cases in Shanghai in four weeks than in the previous two years of the entire pandemic.

This has prompted a fresh wave of lockdowns that have left residents angry as they are forced once again to engage in panic buying as others were left without urgent treatment like kidney dialysis.

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Australia to “Actively Explore” A National Digital ID System

Australia’s digital and data ministers from the federal government (Commonwealth), and six states and territories agreed to “actively explore” a national digital identification system.

Over the past six years, the federal government has spent about $450 million on a digital identification system, but has been delayed by a lack of legislation to expand the system into territories, states, and the private sector.

Per a statement released after a meeting, the ministers are “actively exploring” a national digital ID system, which has been discussed in previous meetings.

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Watch: Tradie’s Brutal Arrest Caught on Camera

Pablo Zahoran was left bloodied and bruised after he was refused service at the local Mitre10 hardware store earlier this year.

The Bribie Island tradie was refused service for not wearing a mask at the store despite having a medical exemption, which he says he presented to the store’s staff at the time.

Pablo caught his dramatic arrest on camera.

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Nigeria is Ordered to Amend Internet Censorship Law

The court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ordered Nigeria to amend its cybercrime law. The non-governmental organization that filed the case, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), argued that the cybercrime law was being used to retaliate against journalists and dissidents.

The court ordered Nigeria to amend the law because it violated the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, both of which Nigeria is a signatory.

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Bodies of Dozens of African Migrants Tossed Overboard During Voyage to Canary Islands

The bodies of dozens of migrants who died at sea were tossed overboard during a journey from Africa to Spain’s Canary Islands last month, according to reports.

A vessel carrying nearly 50 migrants reached the island of El Hierro on March 27 with at least one dead child on board.

The survivors, all migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, said they had set off from Nauckchott, a major port city and capital of Mauritania.

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France’s Former Intelligence Chief Warns Against Possible Civil War Due to Mass Immigration

France and Europe must abandon mass immigration and radically change their immigration policies, warned Pierre Brochand, who served as director of the French DGSE from 2002 to 2008, during an interview published in one of France’s most influential newspapers, “Le Figaro.”

“All ‘multicultural’ societies are doomed to more or less deep rifts,” explains Brochand, who was one of the longest-serving directors of the DGSE, an agency he headed for six years and which is the French equivalent of the American CIA and the British MI6. “In such a situation, it happens that minorities are violent winners, and majorities placid losers.”

During his career, Brochand has also been a French ambassador, notably in Hungary and Israel. Already in July 2019, he publicly expressed his fear of a civil war in France because of uncontrolled immigration.

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France: Zemmour Praises Japan: The Country Takes in Just 40 Refugees a Year

Supporters of zero immigration to France, including conservative presidential candidate Éric Zemmour, have praised Japan for its restrictive measures on both migration and asylum.

In a recent speech, Zemmour waxed lyrical about the migration policies of both Denmark and Switzerland, but also highlighted Japan, where there are “about 40” asylum applications accepted per year, a stance that he said Western European countries should be looking to emulate. As the TF1 Info reports, the figure, surprising at first glance, is corroborated by data from the Japanese authorities.

Irrespective of their origin, foreign nationals applying for asylum in Japan most often find themselves facing a brick wall. Asylum status is only granted with extreme parsimony, as evidenced by the figures published by Japan’s Ministry of Justice.

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Hundreds of Thousands of Ukrainians Are Likely to Remain in Czechia Even After War Ends

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees may want to stay in the Czech Republic after the end of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, with Czech Interior Minister Vit Rakusan estimating as many as a third of current refugees may request to stay.

A sociological study by PAQ Research, focused on the integration of refugees, gave a similar figure, in addition to highlighting several other waves of migration that may materialize in the coming years.

Speaking to the Security Committee on Thursday, Rakusan revealed that the number of incoming refugees had been declining, however, according to him, this was not a reason for optimism.

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States Sue to Halt Biden’s ‘Imminent, Man-Made, Self-Inflicted Calamity’

Three red states — Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri — have filed suit to block the Biden administration from lifting Title 42. The administration said on Friday that it would lift the public health policy that has been in place since the Trump administration, which enabled border enforcement to summarily expel millions of aliens who attempted to enter the country at the southern border. The order is set to be lifted on May 23 — at which time DHS estimates the already overwhelming influx at the southern border may increase to as many as 18,000 apprehensions per day.

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‘We Were Accused of Xenophobia, But Poles Opened Their Hearts to 2.5 Million Ukrainians,’ Morawiecki Tells CNN

In an interview for CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki spoke about how Poland was helping Ukrainians.

‘We were accused of xenophobia but Poles opened their hearts to 2.5 million Ukrainians. We are helping them fight for their freedom and defend European values,” stated Morawiecki.

“We are doing everything to aid them here in Poland; not only to find the appropriate way for living but also to learn, to go to our health care system, to go on the labor market. And, by and large, the vast majority of people from Ukraine are pretty much grateful and happy with what they have seen here in Poland. So, we are a very open society,” he said.

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Eric Adams Tries to Lure Gay Florida Residents to New York City With Rainbow Billboards

NYC mayor Eric Adams has launched a massive publicity campaign throughout major population centers in the state of Florida, telling them they can move there to get away from the new anti-grooming bill recently signed into law.

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J.K. Rowling Facing More Death Threats After Activist’s Music Video Promotes Murdering TERFs

Prolific children’s author J.K. Rowling is facing death threats from transgender activists once again.

Over the weekend, Twitter was slammed with criticism for failing to address a death threat against Rowling featured in a music video by transgender campaigner “Trust Fund Ozu,” who called for the murders of “TERFs.”

TERF is a slur used almost exclusively by transgender activists and allies, which refers to women and parents who want to protect the rights of children, and women’s rights in general. It stands for “Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist” and is used as a label against women’s rights activists and conservatives alike, including comedian Dave Chappelle and podcaster Joe Rogan.

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Official Gender Change Only Happens Through Surgery, Czech Constitutional Confirms

On Thursday, the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic rejected a proposal to repeal parts of the civil code and other laws stating that the condition for official gender transitioning is an operation. The change in the law was demanded by a person who self-identified as non-binary.

“The plaintiff, born as a man but who feels they are neither a man nor a woman, but a person of the neutral gender, demanded a change of birth number at the administrative bodies and courts,” the constitutional court described the core of the case under review.

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Read, Obey, And Conform: U.N. To Release Climate Orders for Societies and Economies

Climate experts commissioned by the U.N. will release what is claimed to be the definitive guide to “halting global warming” on Monday, in a report ordering how societies and economies must transform to ensure a “liveable” future.

The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is responsible for the publication designed to shape the global climate response in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wikipedia Co-Founder Says Left’s ‘Relentless’ Takeover of Mass Media Ruined the Website He Helped Build

The co-founder of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, who left the organization more than a decade ago, faulted the website’s current leadership for allowing biased and partial actors to ruin the user-edited database he worked to build.

In the latest episode of Fox Nation’s “Tucker Carlson Today,” Larry Sanger spoke out about the evolution of Wikipedia, echoing critics who say that the database has largely become a collection of left-wing advocacy essays.

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

  1. Read, Obey, And Conform: U.N. To Release Climate Orders for Societies and Economies-
    To imply that a rise of temperature of a tenth of a degree is proof that the world is coming to an end has to take one back to the dark ages. As long as you can get people excited as to whether it’s a tenth of a degree warmer or cooler, then you don’t have to think, you can assume everyone who is listening to you is an idiot. The whole point is so crazy because the temperature is always going up or down a little. What is astonishing is that in the last 20 years it hasn’t done much of anything. What they don’t mention is there has been a big El Nino in 2016 and in recent months the temperature has been dropping back into a zero trend level.”
    The explosive component in the contemporary scene is not the clamour of the masses but the self-righteous claims of a multitude of graduates from schools and universities. This army of scribes is clamouring for a society in which planning, regulation, and supervision are paramount and the prerogative of the educated.”
    The best education will not immunize a person against corruption by power
    The global warming colossus dominates the media, and those who accept it without question can live happily in their mental cage as their pockets are being picked.

  2. @ Tarien

    The whole “climate change” movement is nothing but a racket from top-to-bottom. Idiots like Prince Charles may genuinely believe in it, but that means nothing. The super rich elites don’t care about the environment; they care only about money, power and the opportunity to tell others what to do. And that’s what the whole “climate change” scheme is ultimately about – money and power.

    I’m a scientist by training, and could bore the readers of this website with reams of evidence supporting the argument above, but there is a very simply way to prove the point without doing that, namely, examine the behavior of the elites themselves, the ones pushing this agenda. Glenn Reynolds, of “Instapundit” fame, who is a law professor, encapsulated it nicely when he said something like “Maybe I’ll believe that ‘climate change’ is a crisis when the elites start acting like it is a crisis…”

    The recent elite confab in Scotland provided a window into the actual worldview of those same elites, as opposed to their verbal statements to the contrary – which frankly have been so much hot air (if they want to stop global warming, they could start by shutting their mouths!).

    You’ve never saw so many gigantic yachts, private jets and huge, gas-guzzling SUVs and limousines as you did in Glasgow, Scotland, while that conference was going on. The carbon footprint of these activists and billionaires is equivalent to that of a small country, but you’d never know it to hear them talk.

    The real plan they have is to force the rest of humanity to live like slaves or serfs in near-penury and starvation, subsisting on reconstituted insect protein – while they eat filet mignon in their mansions. Homes the size of closets, a tiny electric car… but you guessed it, they’re going to keep their gas-guzzling limos, jets and their fabulous yachts. Sacrifice and shortages are for the little people, don’t ya know!

    The backstory on ‘climate change’ is that the billionaire oligarchs need a new cash-cow now that the long run of the U.S. dollar and petrodollar as the currency of international trade and finance – appears to be nearing its end. They’ve looted just about as much as they can out of the global economy, and need a fresh new game.

    What will that game be? The issuance and trade of carbon credits. Under the proposed world government (with them at its head, of course), no one will be able to burn hydrocarbons without a permit, a permit issued by them. The bigger the carbon footprint, the larger the fee. No matter how large or small, a user fee will be attached to the use of fossil fuels. They’re gonna get paid, big-time – at least that’s their plan.

    That’s what all of this is about. The billionaires – who literally have more money than they can spend – want to get richer still, and if the modern world’s standard of living has to regress by two centuries to make it happen, the “elites” are fine with that.

  3. Zelenskyy Says Post-war Ukraine Will Emulate Israel, Won’t Be ‘Liberal, European’.

    Soldiers in ‘cinemas, supermarkets, and people with weapons’ is Ukraine’s future, Zelenskyy tells reporters, as the country’s leaders begin to imagine what a precariously post-war Ukraine might look like.

    https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/.premium-zelenskyy-says-post-war-ukraine-will-emulate-israel-won-t-be-liberal-european-1.10721395?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  4. ……. is there has been a big El Nino in 2016 ………….

    ……….. is that there WAS a big El Nino in 2016 ……..

    I am just so sick in seeing basic rules of English grammar flouted/ignored.

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