Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/8/2022

Four men have been on trial for allegedly attempting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Today two of the defendants were acquitted, and there was a hung jury on the other two. The case stems from an alleged gang of conspirators, in which twelve of the eighteen conspirators were FBI plants.

At a bus stop in Bethesda, Maryland, a car veered off the road onto the sidewalk and killed a 7-year-old boy named Muhammad Haekal Saifullah Elsyaf.

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

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Financial Crisis
» As Inflation Explodes in Czechia, Price Controls and Other Radical Interventions Are on the Agenda
» Poland Raises Interest Rate by Historic 1-Percentage Point as Inflation Bites
» UN Food Price Index Hits Highest-Ever Levels Amid Ukraine War, Sanctions Clash
 
USA
» Biden’s Federal Worker Vaccine Mandate Upheld by Appeals Court
» Black Conservative Speaker Escorted From University Campus After Left-Wing Mob Attacks
» Breaking: Will Smith Banned From Oscars for Ten Years for Slapping Chris Rock
» Breaking: Not Guilty Verdict for 2 Suspects in ‘Attempted Kidnapping’ of Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer
» Child Waiting at Bus Stop in Bethesda Hit by Car, Dies
» DC Bar That Refused Mayor’s Vaccine Mandate Reopens After Winning Back Liquor License
» Ensuring Election Integrity
» Hospital Refuses to Give 9-Year-Old Boy Life Saving Kidney Transplant Because Father is Unvaccinated
» Illinois Church ‘Fasting From Whiteness’ Now Says it is Facing ‘White Supremacist Backlash’
» Reuters ‘Facts Checks’ Biden Being Ignored by Obama and Democrats
» Scientist Says COVID Lockdowns Only Prolonged the Pandemic, Delayed Herd Immunity
» Trump Says DeSantis Signing ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Was a ‘Good Move’
» Twitter CEO Announces Town Hall With Elon Musk After Internal Outcry
» Video: Carlson Slams ‘Demented’ News Anchors Calling for U.S. Military Involvement Against Russia
» Watch: Hillary Clinton Repeatedly Denies Knowing Democrat Operative Linked to Inciting Violence at Trump Rallies on Behalf of Clinton Campaign
» Waukesha School Board Election: GOP-Backed Candidates Take 3 Seats After Critical Race Theory Controversy
» YouTube ‘Incorrectly’ Terminates Bitcoin Magazine’s Channel for Second Time
 
Canada
» Canada’s New Budget Expands Gov’t Regulations on Crowdfunding, Review of Cryptocurrency
» Charest Criticizes Poilievre Over His Support for the Freedom Convoy
» Hundreds of Canadian Companies Funded ‘This is Our Shot’ Ads Promoting COVID Vaccines
 
Europe and the EU
» “Shut Up, Dirty White Man” — Victim Harassed, Beaten by Trio in France
» Alarming Crime Stats Out of Germany
» Family of Teacher Beheaded by Islamist Refugee Files Complaint Against French Govt
» German Govt Loses Vote on Imposing Mandatory Vaccinations on Over-60s
» Jewish Man Assaulted and Run Over by Tram in Paris Becomes Major Topic During French Election
» Macron Struggles to Respond to Death of Jeremy Cohen, The New Symbol of France’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem
» Macron Makes Explosive Claim That Poland is Led by a ‘Far-Right Anti-Semite,’ Accuses Polish PM Morawiecki of Attempting to Interfere in French Election
» Man Accused of Murdering Sir David Amess Says He Killed British Politician to ‘Help Muslims’
» Orban Proposes EU Measures to Keep Energy Prices in Check
» Orban Speaks to Putin, Offers to Host Ceasefire Talks in Budapest in Drive for Peace
» ‘Peace or Air Conditioners’ — Italian PM Tells People to Cut Energy Use to Help Ukraine
» Petrol Stations Forced to Close After Running Out of Fuel as Student ‘Just Stop Oil’ Eco-Zealots Try to Cripple Supply and Bring UK to Standstill by Locking Themselves to Tankers and Blocking Roads
» Poland’s President Wants Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Dismantled
» Polish Foreign Minister Reveals Details of NATO’s New Russia-Focused Strategy
» UK Bill Will Mandate Implementation of Identity and Age Verification Technology on Big Tech Platforms
» UK: Babies Struggle to Understand “Basic Facial Expressions” As a Result of Adults Wearing Masks
» Ukraine Attacks Hungary’s Willingness to Pay for Russian Gas in Rubles
» Ukraine is the Corruption Champion of Europe
» Watch: Mob Attacks French Police During Arrest of Violent Suspect
 
Middle East
» Caroline Glick: The Nuclear Deal is Not Inevitable
 
Russia
» ‘Czechia Sends Tanks to the Nazis Again!’ — Russia Furious Over Tanks Sent to Ukraine
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
» Pics: Kremlin Admits Russia Has Taken ‘Significant’ Losses in Ukraine
» Russia Claims Latest Missile Attack is Another False Flag
» Russian Press Agency Op-Ed Features Genocidal Undertones, Calls for End of Ukraine as a Nation-State
» Russia-Ukraine War Latest: Children Among at Least 50 People Killed in Rocket Attack at Kramatorsk Train Station
» Scott Morrison Banned From Entering Russia by Vladimir Putin in Response to Australia’s Latest Sanctions Imposed Over the Invasion of Ukraine
» Zelensky Alleges Russians Plan to Falsely Claim Ukrainians Massacred Civilians in Mariupol
 
South Asia
» India: The Dangerous Issues Related to the Mosque Loud Speakers and Adhan (Azan)
 
Far East
» Chinese Social Media Censors Lockdown Complaints
» Chinese Authorities Surprise Tech Platforms With on-Site Inspections to Ensure Censorship
 
Latin America
» Brazilian Court Orders Google to Hand Over Details of Everyone Who Searched for a Politician’s Name
 
Immigration
» Asylum Applications on the Rise: 68% Increase in First Quarter of 2022
» France: ‘We Are Not Overwhelmed!’ — Left-Wing Macron Buries Head in Sand Over Mass Migration
» Report: Every Third Company in Poland Willing to Employ Ukrainian Refugees
» US Climate Tsar: Wait Until You See 100 Million Refugees Coming to Europe
» Watch: Joe Rogan Questions Motives of NYC Dems to Allow Illegals to Vote
 
Culture Wars
» Disney to Assist Employees in Obtaining Genital Mutilation, Cross-Sex Hormones for Minor Children
» Kentucy Governor Vetoes Bill Seeking to Ban Transgender Girls From Athletics
» New Jersey Implements Lessons on ‘Gender Identity’, Links to Group Normalizing Porn for Kids 2nd to 5th Grade
 
General
» Protonmail Acquires Email Alias Tool Simplelogin
» Twitter Appears to be Working on Third-Party Moderation Tools
 

As Inflation Explodes in Czechia, Price Controls and Other Radical Interventions Are on the Agenda

Petr Fiala’s government in Czechia is now considering regulating the profit margins of fuel and gas sellers. A few months ago, this would have sounded like fake news. Today, it is reality. And this is nothing out of the ordinary in Europe. The prices of basic strategic raw materials, from gas to oil to electricity, are soaring, and this immediately affect the prices of all other goods.

According to the Governor of the Czech National Bank, Jiri Rusnok, inflation could reach 13 to 14 percent in the foreseeable future for Czechia. Other economists do not rule out worse numbers, around 16 percent. In February, inflation rose to 11.1 percent, which was the third-highest number in Europe. At the same time, the economy is growing much more slowly, as are wages. So, we are entering a dangerous spiral of stagflation, which will result in ailing economies with soaring prices.

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

Poland Raises Interest Rate by Historic 1-Percentage Point as Inflation Bites

The National Bank of Poland has increased its interest rate by one percentage point, the biggest single rise in 22 years.

The interest rate increase had been expected as the country battles rising inflation, which has reached its highest rate since 2000, currently at 10.9 percent, however, the interest rate hike was double many economists’ forecasts.

According to economist Marcin Roszkowski, sanctions and inflation are the price for opposing Russia.

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

UN Food Price Index Hits Highest-Ever Levels Amid Ukraine War, Sanctions Clash

ROME (AP) — The United Nations says prices for world food commodities like grains and vegetable oils reached their highest levels ever last month due to fallout from the war in Ukraine.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday its Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in international prices for a basket of commodities, recorded a double-digit percentage-point increase in March from the record level already set the previous month.

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

Biden’s Federal Worker Vaccine Mandate Upheld by Appeals Court

On Thursday, a federal appeals court reversed a lower court’s decision blocking the White House from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for federal workers.

According to the New York Times, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit voted 2-1 that United States District Judge Jeffrey Brown, did not have the jurisdiction to block the mandate.

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

Black Conservative Speaker Escorted From University Campus After Left-Wing Mob Attacks

On Thursday evening, a speaker at a Young American’s Foundation (YAF) event at the University of Buffalo was forced to be escorted by police outside the event as a mob of protestors swarmed, which had also chased a conservative student earlier in the evening.

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

Breaking: Will Smith Banned From Oscars for Ten Years for Slapping Chris Rock

Actor Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars for ten years after slapping comedian Chris Rock in the face during the 94th rendition of the event.

According to Deadline, the decision was made by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ (AMPAS) Board of Governors.

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

Breaking: Not Guilty Verdict for 2 Suspects in ‘Attempted Kidnapping’ of Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Two of the men suspected in the “attempted kidnapping” case of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were found not guilty on Friday. The jury was reportedly deadlocked on two other suspects before a mistrial was issued.

Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta were found not guilty on all charges. Both men had been charged with kidnapping conspiracy. Harris also faced charges on possession of a semiautomatic rifle with a short barrel for which he had not registered, according to local news.

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

Child Waiting at Bus Stop in Bethesda Hit by Car, Dies

BETHESDA, Md. — A 7-year-old boy died Thursday after he was hit by a car Wednesday morning while waiting for a school bus in Bethesda with his family, according to police.

Montgomery County Police Department officers were called to the area of Grosvenor Place and King Charles Way for a report of pedestrians struck by a gold Honda Accord. Detectives said a man was waiting on the street corner with his son, 7, and his 18-month-old toddler when the driver of the Honda swerved out of the road and hit the family.

The driver of the car and the toddler in a stroller were uninjured, while the father suffered minor injuries and the child was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police said Thursday the 7-year-old died from those injuries.

Police identified the boy killed as Muhammad Haekal Saifullah Elsyaf of Bethesda

After the collision, the driver “re-entered the roadway, travelled across both lanes and left the roadway,” police say. He stayed on scene and talked to investigators, police say.

An investigation into what caused the driver to swerve out of the road and hit the child is ongoing…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

DC Bar That Refused Mayor’s Vaccine Mandate Reopens After Winning Back Liquor License

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — A District of Columbia bar is reopening after being shut down by local officials for refusing to follow the city’s since-rescinded COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private businesses.

On January 28, the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration suspended the liquor license of the Big Board, one of the only local businesses to defy Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser’s January 15 mandate that gyms, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues check the vaccination status of any patrons age 12 or older. The move sparked outrage among many, including Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.

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

Ensuring Election Integrity

Congratulations to Alabama and Ballotpedia for their invaluable role in protecting our democracy.

In the age of Covid, with absentee voting now widespread, only one state, Alabama, has safeguards that “explicitly allowed only the voters to return their ballot”, to prevent third parties and ballot harvesters from making your vote disappear.

If you are unable to vote in person, or if you decide to vote with an absentee ballot, mail your ballot in a sealed envelope to your local Board of Elections Office (Absentee Vote Dept) — and please mail it yourself.

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

Hospital Refuses to Give 9-Year-Old Boy Life Saving Kidney Transplant Because Father is Unvaccinated

A hospital in Cleveland is refusing to a provide a 9-year-old boy a life-saving kidney transplant because his father hasn’t taken the COVID-19 vaccine.

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

Illinois Church ‘Fasting From Whiteness’ Now Says it is Facing ‘White Supremacist Backlash’

The Illinois church that pledged to avoid musical scores and liturgical contributions in its worship services that are “written or composed by white people” in an attempt to “fast from whiteness” for Lent released a statement saying that it has been the target of “white supremacist backlash,” including mean messages online.

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

Reuters ‘Facts Checks’ Biden Being Ignored by Obama and Democrats

Reuters has ‘fact checked’ a video from earlier this week when Barack Obama visited the White House, declaring that the footage showing that no one wanted to talk to Biden was ‘taken out of context’.

As we reported, Tucker Carlson and others aired the footage of Biden wandering around on his own as the rest of his handlers and Democratic underlings fawned before Obama.

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

Scientist Says COVID Lockdowns Only Prolonged the Pandemic, Delayed Herd Immunity

(LifeSiteNews) — A leading scientist is continuing his fight against governmental narratives that lockdowns were the best response to COVID-19.

Dr. Knut Wittkowski spoke with Jeffrey Tucker of the Brownstone Institute about the excessive damage he believes has been caused by lockdowns in the wake of the declared COVID pandemic.

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

Trump Says DeSantis Signing ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Was a ‘Good Move’

Former President Trump (R) on Thursday said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) decision to sign the Parental Rights in Education law — know to its critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” law — was a “good move.”

“I do think it was a good move,” Trump said in an interview with The Washington Post, though he reportedly declined to elaborate.

The Florida law, signed by DeSantis late last month, prevents public primary school teachers in the state from engaging in classroom instruction related to sexual orientation or gender identity. Public school educators through high school will be barred from addressing those topics in a manner that is not “age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate” for their students.

The law is set to take effect July 1.

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

Twitter CEO Announces Town Hall With Elon Musk After Internal Outcry

Following internal outcry from triggered Twitter employees over Elon Musk becoming a stakeholder in the company, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal announced Thursday that they would be holding a question-and-answer “town hall” with Elon Musk.

Twitter employees received an email from chief executive Agrawal on Thursday which stated that they were all invited to an internal AMA, which stands for “ask me anything,” session in response to employees internal and public outcry that freedom of speech advocate Musk would “change the company’s culture.”

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

Video: Carlson Slams ‘Demented’ News Anchors Calling for U.S. Military Involvement Against Russia

Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused corporate media talking heads Thursday of being “utterly nihilistic” for calling for U.S military action against Russia.

Carlson aired footage from several networks of reporters, anchors and guests calling for “direct military involvement” in the conflict inside Ukraine, labelling it “completely reckless and crazy.”

“This is demented, Carlson urged, adding “you’d like to think it’s just one overheated kid in the White House briefing room failing to get his emotions under control after watching too many particularly upsetting news segments from Ukraine.”

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

Watch: Hillary Clinton Repeatedly Denies Knowing Democrat Operative Linked to Inciting Violence at Trump Rallies on Behalf of Clinton Campaign

The latest video from Project Veritas was released on Thursday showing Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, first lady, and presidential candidate, repeatedly denying awareness of a legal defamation case centered around her.

Shirley Teter sued the investigative organization for defamation, and lost, back in 2019. Then she was ordered to pay their legal bills. She alleged that they had defamed her when they claimed that she was a plant at a Trump rally in the lead-up to the 2016 election. Teter denied being a plant, and sued. She lost, despite having 6 attorneys on hand to help her. She has since been ordered to pay Project Veritas’ legal fees.

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

Waukesha School Board Election: GOP-Backed Candidates Take 3 Seats After Critical Race Theory Controversy

The Waukesha, Wisconsin, school board election has come to an end, with all three Republican-backed candidates taking the three open seats on the board, following recent controversy around teaching of critical race theory (CRT).

The three conservative candidates, Karrie Kozlowski, Mark Borowski and Marquell Moorer, won the seats after receiving the most votes in the election Tuesday evening.

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

YouTube ‘Incorrectly’ Terminates Bitcoin Magazine’s Channel for Second Time

Bitcoin news site Bitcoin Magazine had its YouTube account “incorrectly” suspended for the second time, again for no apparent reason, and with no warning.

According to a tweet from the magazine: “YouTube has suspended our account with no warning again. This time in the middle of the [Bitcoin Conference] at midnight.

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

Canada’s New Budget Expands Gov’t Regulations on Crowdfunding, Review of Cryptocurrency

OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) — The Liberal Canadian Finance Minister’s budget includes an investigation into cryptocurrency while also compelling crowdfunding sites to report “suspicious transactions.”

Mirroring some of the financial actions taken under the Emergencies Act, the budget that Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced yesterday said a “legislative review” into cryptocurrency will be launched on top of the implementation of stricter regulatory measures on crowdfunding sites and payment processors.

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

Charest Criticizes Poilievre Over His Support for the Freedom Convoy

Conservative leadership candidate Jean Charest criticized Pierre Poilievre on Friday, claiming that the veteran MP encouraged lawlessness by voicing support for the Ottawa Freedom Convoy.

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

Hundreds of Canadian Companies Funded ‘This is Our Shot’ Ads Promoting COVID Vaccines

(LifeSiteNews) — The Canadian COVID jab propaganda campaign called “This Is Our Shot” was funded by hundreds of businesses, including mainstream media companies, governments, fast-food chains, health authorities, big banks, and pharmaceutical companies.

According to the “This Is Our Shot” website, the movement was created last year to “rally Canadians and encourage each other to replace vaccine hesitancy with confidence so that we can end the pandemic — together.”

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

“Shut Up, Dirty White Man” — Victim Harassed, Beaten by Trio in France

A man is recovering from injuries sustained in a race-based attack in France this week, authorities say.

The disturbing incident unfolded on Wednesday evening in Nantes, a large city in Brittany.

A male suspect and two female companions were harassing passersby near a tram station in the city when a man offended by their remarks offered his own comments in return.

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

Alarming Crime Stats Out of Germany

Alarming crime stats out of Germany suggest diversity might not be a strength.

Say it ain’t so!

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

Family of Teacher Beheaded by Islamist Refugee Files Complaint Against French Govt

Family members of teacher Samuel Paty, who was murdered by a Chechen refugee in 2020, have filed a complaint against the French government for not doing enough to prevent his death.

Virginie Le Roy, the lawyer representing the parents and two sisters of Mr Paty, filed a complaint in Paris this week, alleging the government could have done more to prevent the teacher from being beheaded in the street of a Paris suburb in October of 2020.

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

German Govt Loses Vote on Imposing Mandatory Vaccinations on Over-60s

The Bundestag, Germany’s federal parliament, has rejected a vaccine mandate for people over the age of 60, with the left-liberal coalition government’s proposal losing by over 80 votes.

The Bundestag voted against the vaccine mandate, which would have made coronavirus vaccination mandatory for all residents of Germany over the age of 60, on Thursday, despite the move being backed by the coalition government comprised of politicians from the left-wing Social Democrats (SPD), far-left Greens, and liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP).

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

Jewish Man Assaulted and Run Over by Tram in Paris Becomes Major Topic During French Election

Jérémy Cohen was a Jewish man who died on Feb. 17 after being hit by a tram in Bobigny in the northeastern part of the Paris metropolitan area.

However, the death was initially reported out of context, with no mention of a large group of attackers who first assaulted him. Now, the father has reportedly leaked footage of the incident out of desperation, with his horrific death now drawing the attention of several presidential candidates, including Éric Zemmour and Marine Le Pen. A judicial investigation was opened at the beginning of March to ascertain the true facts of the case.

Right-wing populist Zemmour labeled Cohen’s death a “stifled affair,” while conservative Marine Le Pen called it “anti-Semitic murder.”

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

Macron Struggles to Respond to Death of Jeremy Cohen, The New Symbol of France’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem

The death of Jewish man Jérémy Cohen has become a flashpoint in France’s presidential election, with President Emmanuel Macron’s rivals pointing to the man’s death as the latest evidence of a France that is becoming increasingly dangerous under his tenure.

Macron has struggled to respond after harrowing video of Cohen’s death was reportedly leaked by the victim’s father. The 30-year-old was violently attacked by a large group of youths in mid-February, and then in his attempt to run away, was struck by a tram in Bobigny in the Paris suburbs. The area is known as a “lawless” zone and features one of the highest concentrations of Middle Eastern migrants in France. Although it has not been proven whether the attack was antisemitic, the man was described as nearly always wearing his yarmulke, and even sleeping with it on, according to friends and family.

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

Macron Makes Explosive Claim That Poland is Led by a ‘Far-Right Anti-Semite,’ Accuses Polish PM Morawiecki of Attempting to Interfere in French Election

French President Emmanuel Macron has described Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as a “far-right anti-Semite” in response to criticism aimed at the French president over his attempts to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“You cannot negotiate with those who commit genocide!” Morawiecki told a press conference on Tuesday in the aftermath of the Bucha massacre of Ukrainian civilians at the hands of Russian soldiers. The Polish prime minister singled out Macron for particular criticism, asking him: “President Macron, how many times have you negotiated with Putin? What have you achieved?

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

Man Accused of Murdering Sir David Amess Says He Killed British Politician to ‘Help Muslims’

The suspected terrorist accused of murdering Sir David Amess told the court at the Old Bailey that he killed the Conservative Member of Parliament for voting in favour of air strikes in Syria and to “help Muslims”.

Ali Harbi Ali, 26, told jurors that he is a “moderate Muslim” but that he had no regrets for killing veteran lawmaker Sir David Amess during a public meeting in Leigh-on-Sea Church in Essex last October because he thought it would “help” Muslims in the Middle East.

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

Orban Proposes EU Measures to Keep Energy Prices in Check

The European Union should act immediately to help keep energy prices in check, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at a press conference on Wednesday, adding that his country has already come up with three proposals on the matter.

Orban suggested that as long as the war lasts and energy prices rise, the administrative regulation that would result in rising prices should be suspended, “no matter why we introduced them.”

He also mentioned the complicated regulation on the taxation of fossil fuels, as well as the rule that links the price of electricity with the price of gas, and called for the requirement to blend biofuel additives into fuels to be suspended.

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

Orban Speaks to Putin, Offers to Host Ceasefire Talks in Budapest in Drive for Peace

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin via a telephone call on Wednesday and offered to host ceasefire talks in Budapest, according to reports.

Orban reportedly suggested an immediate ceasefire in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict and proposed to host talks with Putin, the Ukrainian and French presidents as well as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

“The only purpose of this meeting would be an agreement on an immediate ceasefire,” he said, adding that the response was positive but the Russian president said there were “conditions to be agreed with the Ukrainian president.”

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

‘Peace or Air Conditioners’ — Italian PM Tells People to Cut Energy Use to Help Ukraine

Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi has drawn ridicule for saying that Italians can either choose peace in Ukraine or use their air conditioners over the summer.

At a press conference in Rome following a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Prime Minister Draghi said that he believed an embargo on Russian gas by the European Union was unlikely, but that Italy would “follow the decisions of the European Union.”

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

Petrol Stations Forced to Close After Running Out of Fuel as Student ‘Just Stop Oil’ Eco-Zealots Try to Cripple Supply and Bring UK to Standstill by Locking Themselves to Tankers and Blocking Roads

Petrol stations have been forced to close after running out of fuel as Just Stop Oil eco-zealots glue themselves to roads and block delivery tankers from leaving ports.

Queues of cars and vans have been reported at garages across the country as the disruption begins to cripple supply.

Delivery of diesel appears to have been hampered the most, while several of the ports most affected are in Essex where protestors have been attaching themselves to fuel tankers with bike locks.

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

Poland’s President Wants Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Dismantled

The construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline served the Russian hegemony over Europe and should be dismantled, Polish President Andrzej Duda has claimed.

In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Duda insisted the pipeline will result in the “monopolization of the European gas market by Russia,” and declared it “deadly for Europe.”

“We still believe that Nord Stream 2 should not only be blocked, but simply dismantled, because it is harming the entire European Union,” the Polish president added.

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

Polish Foreign Minister Reveals Details of NATO’s New Russia-Focused Strategy

NATO’s new strategic concept will identify Russia as the pact’s principal opponent, which means there will be an imperative for collective defense, according to Poland’s chief diplomat Zbigniew Rau.

Poland’s foreign minister participated in a meeting of NATO states’ diplomacy leaders in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine and the wider geopolitical consequences, in addition to devising a new NATO strategy moving forward.

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

UK Bill Will Mandate Implementation of Identity and Age Verification Technology on Big Tech Platforms

A UK bill that requires large tech platforms to implement identity and age verification technology is currently making its way through Parliament.

This Online Safety Bill mandates that services containing pornographic content implement age verification technology and use it to ensure that children “are not normally able to encounter” pornographic content.

Large platforms are also required to “offer all adult users of the service the option to verify their identity” (even if identity verification isn’t required to access the service) so that these users can choose to filter out “non-verified users.”

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

UK: Babies Struggle to Understand “Basic Facial Expressions” As a Result of Adults Wearing Masks

Adults wearing masks as a result of COVID lockdown rules has created a generation of babies who struggle to understand “basic facial expressions” and have stunted speech and language development.

The conclusion os based on an Ofsted report that warns of serious delays in learning caused by lockdown restrictions.

“Children turning two years old 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,” states the report.

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

Ukraine Attacks Hungary’s Willingness to Pay for Russian Gas in Rubles

Following several attacks by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky against Hungary and its Prime Minister Viktor Orban personally, the Ukrainian foreign ministry has now released a statement accusing Hungary of “feeding the Russian war machine” by agreeing to pay in rubles for Russian gas.

In a press release signed by Oleg Nikolenko, a spokesman for the ministry, Ukraine claimed the Hungarian ruling party’s election campaign was based on intimidating Hungarians with the threat that the Russian war would spread to Hungary.

“The Hungarian leadership does not want to acknowledge Russia’s undeniable responsibility for the atrocities committed in Bucha, Irpiny, Hostomel and other settlements, which means that they are consciously strengthening their sense of impunity in Russia and encouraging further atrocities against the Ukrainians,” the statement read.

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Ukraine is the Corruption Champion of Europe

While the EU is obviously grasping at any straw to scare Hungary out of the EU community, it is apparently completely indifferent to corruption in other countries which it wants to welcome into the block. Ukraine comes to mind.

kraine’s current application for membership to the EU and NATO is apparently worth risking a world war, shedding blood for the country which is generally considered to be the most corrupt in Europe.

With a CPI score of 32 on the database transparency.org, the Zelenski regime comes in at number 122 — tied with Swaziland and right between Algeria, Gabon, Mexico and Zambia.

Hungary — now facing harsh EU sanctions — is 49 places ahead of Ukraine. Incidentally, Bulgaria with the worst ranking within the EU, will be spared the wrath of Brussels. At the top of the world’s least corrupt countries are the Nordic countries Denmark and Finland and New Zealand, closely followed by Norway, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland.

[Comment: That Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark have low political corruption shows a trait in the culture of Nordic countries.]

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Watch: Mob Attacks French Police During Arrest of Violent Suspect

French police were attacked by a mob while attempting to arrest a man suspected in a violent crime this week, according to reports.

The incident unfolded at around 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening in Canteleu, a commune in Normandy.

Officers were alerted about a 37-year-old man who had been beaten with a baseball bat by assailants traveling in a white Citroën that had been stopped and searched for narcotics the previous night.

They spotted the vehicle a short time later and followed it to the parking lot of an apartment building where they confronted a 19-year-old male.

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Caroline Glick: The Nuclear Deal is Not Inevitable

On Wednesday morning, five Democrat members of Congress held a news conference to express their misgivings about the nuclear deal with Iran that the Biden administration is obsessively seeking to conclude, seemingly at any price. The details of the deal that have been leaked to date made clear that the nuclear agreement President Joe Biden and his team are eagerly pursuing will guarantee that Iran becomes a nuclear threshold state with an industrial uranium enrichment capacity in a few short years — at most. The deal Biden has negotiated will also give Iran between $90-130 billion from sanctions relief. This astronomical sum all but ensures that Iran and its terror proxies will go to war against Israel and Iran’s Sunni Arab enemies in short order, just as they massively escalated their attacks following their cash windfall in 2016, with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Since it formed ten months ago, the Bennett-Lapid-Gantz government has operated under the assumption that Israel cannot influence the administration’s pro-Iranian policies. The best move, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz have all proclaimed, is for Israel to sit quietly on the sidelines in the hope of winning brownie points from Biden and his team. Israel’s leaders have managed to miss the fact that like Israel, the U.S. is a democracy, and at the end of the day, the public’s position cannot be ignored forever.

Last week, the McLaughlin polling group published the results of a survey regarding Iran and the results leave no question about where the American people stand on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. A large majority of Americans strongly opposes the administration’s appeasement policies. 76 percent of Americans support escalating the nuclear sanctions against Iran. Only 14 percent support the administration’s intention to weaken them. Indeed, when asked directly about whether or not to weaken sanctions, 69 percent of Americans said not to. Instead, a plurality of 45 percent of Americans think the U.S. should attack Iran’s nuclear installations if sanctions fail to stop Iran’s nuclear operations.

As for the nuclear deal itself, 63 percent of Americans believe that the nuclear deal is a graver threat to U.S. national security than Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The McLaughlin poll is in line with virtually all public opinion surveys conducted over the past few months in relation to Biden’s domestic and foreign policies. Across the board, a large majority of Americans oppose what Biden and his team are doing at home and abroad. Most pollsters predict that the Congressional elections in November will deliver both the House and Senate to the Republicans. In the event that Republicans do take over Congress, Biden’s progressive domestic agenda will be dead in the water. His ability to implement his progressive foreign policy agenda will be severely constrained.

The willingness of Democrat lawmakers’ to openly oppose their President’s key foreign policy initiative drives home a key truth about American politics and policymaking. It is true that the progressives are both ascendant in the Democrat Party and dominant in the Biden administration. But it is equally true that they are not the only forces in the Democrat Party and they are not the majority of Americans…

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‘Czechia Sends Tanks to the Nazis Again!’ — Russia Furious Over Tanks Sent to Ukraine

The decision by Czechia to become the first country to deliver tanks to Ukraine during the ongoing conflict in the country was not well received in Russia, as media outlets compared the move to providing support to Nazi Germany during World War II.

Czech-Russian relations have been at freezing point for a long time and Czechia’s active support for Ukraine has further exacerbated harsh rhetoric.

“We are witnessing increasing negative rhetoric towards the Czech Republic,” said Russia expert Daniela Kolenovska.

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Train Station Attack: A Russian missile strike killed at least 52 people and injured more than 100 at a train station being used by civilians trying to flee the Donbas area, Ukrainian authorities said. Slovakia is providing Ukraine with an S-300 air-defense system, which is designed to guard against military aircraft and short-range ballistic missiles like the one that Ukrainian and U.S. officials said struck Kramatorsk. President Biden said the U.S. would in turn reposition a Patriot missile system to Slovakia.

War-Crimes Accusations: Residents of Bucha described the killings of civilians by Russian soldiers during their monthlong occupation of the town outside Kyiv. The United Nations General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from the U.N. human-rights council on Thursday, while Moscow repeated denials that any civilians were harmed by Russian forces in occupied territory.

Sanctions: The European Union enacted a new sanctions package and senior European officials traveled to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Germany is under pressure to adopt stronger sanctions against Moscow and send more weapons to Ukraine.

In Russia: The central bank cut its key interest rate to 17% from 20%, saying the ruble’s rebound had reduced the risk that inflation would move sharply higher. The annual rate of inflation jumped to 16.7% in March from 9.2% in February, Russia’s statistics agency said on Friday.

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Pics: Kremlin Admits Russia Has Taken ‘Significant’ Losses in Ukraine

The chief spokesman for the Kremlin has admitted that Russia has incurred “significant” losses during Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

In his first interview with Western media, Dmitry Peskov said that Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine has resulted in heavy losses, although the Kremlin spokesman did not reveal how many soldiers have been killed in the war.

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Russia Claims Latest Missile Attack is Another False Flag

After the Ukrainian government claimed Russian forces carried out a missile strike on civilians inside a railway station, Russia’s Defence Ministry claimed AGAIN that the incident was a premeditated false flag provocation.

The world is now witnessing a vicious cycle where an atrocity is committed, blamed on Russia, and then claimed by Russia to be a false flag carried out by Ukrainians themselves.

The latest example came this morning when scores of people were killed and hundreds injured by an attack on Kramatorsk Railway station.

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Russian Press Agency Op-Ed Features Genocidal Undertones, Calls for End of Ukraine as a Nation-State

Russian RIA Novosti state press agency has published an article about “what Russia must do with Ukraine” that makes some worrying claims.

The text, written by Timofey Sergeytsev, seems to reveal a call for what would amount to genocide, starting with the liquidation of Ukraine as a nation state.

“A year ago in April we wrote about the need to denazify Ukraine. We don’t need a Nazi and banderist Ukraine as an enemy of Russia and Western tool for destroying Russia. Denazification is essential when a majority in a nation becomes embroiled in that state’s Nazi policies. In other words, when we cannot any longer work on the hypothesis that the government does not represent its people. Denazification then becomes necessary.”

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Russia-Ukraine War Latest: Children Among at Least 50 People Killed in Rocket Attack at Kramatorsk Train Station

The mayor of Kramatorsk says there were 4,000 people, most of them elderly, women and children, at the station at the time of the attack

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Survivors of the Russian rocket strike on the train station in Kramatorsk said they saw “bodies everywhere” as they desperately searched for loved ones among the wreckage of today’s attack, AFP reports.

Hundreds of people were gathered at the station when the attack took place, waiting for evacuation out of east Ukraine as they had done at the same time for the last several days…

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Scott Morrison Banned From Entering Russia by Vladimir Putin in Response to Australia’s Latest Sanctions Imposed Over the Invasion of Ukraine

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been banned from entering Russia by President Vladimir Putin in response to Canberra’s sanctions on Russian nationals.

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Zelensky Alleges Russians Plan to Falsely Claim Ukrainians Massacred Civilians in Mariupol

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday night that work has begun to dig through the rubble in Borodianka, another city north-west of Kyiv that was occupied by the Russians.

He also said “it is much scarier” there, with even more victims of the Russian troops.

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India: The Dangerous Issues Related to the Mosque Loud Speakers and Adhan (Azan)

A decibel meter can calm down the Mosque hooters to some extent. But, there are many other dangerous issues related to this.

The right-wing groups in Karnataka started campaign demanding shutting down of norms-violating loudspeakers of Mosques, saying those caused disturbance for people living in surrounding areas. After that Karnata Police took cognizance of the matter. Mosques in Karnataka have started receiving notices from the police to use their loudspeakers within the permissible decibel levels.

In Bengaluru alone, about 250 mosques have received such notices and the mosque authorities have started installing devices that keeps the sound within the permissible level, sources said.

The Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Praveen Sood has directed all the police commissioners, inspectors general of police and the superintendents of police to check violation of noise pollution rules by ‘religious institutions’ (including temples), pubs, night clubs and other institutions and at functions.

Some outfits had submitted memoranda to various police officers on Tuesday requesting them to check the “misuse” of loudspeakers from mosques which, they alleged, has been going on even in the silent zones such as hospitals, important government offices, schools and colleges.

The Hindutva outfits and some other groups alleged that the blaring loudspeakers of mosques disturb sleep in the morning causing discomfort to students, patients, elderly people and those who work at night.

Following the direction from the DGP, the Bengaluru police started issuing notices to the mosques.

Khateeb-o-Imam of Jama Masjid in Bengaluru, Maqsood Imran said the mosques in Bengaluru have started installing devices on their loudspeakers after the Bengaluru city police served them notices…

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Chinese Social Media Censors Lockdown Complaints

Shanghai recently announced a phased lockdown in Shanghai in response to the worst Covid breakout China has seen since Wuhan. According to the National Health Commission’s Bureau of Disease Prevention and Control, 90% of the new cases are in Shanghai and the Jilin province.

As the situation becomes worse in Shanghai, people are taking to social media to share stories of struggling to get food and medical care due to the strict lockdown enforcement.

Complaints about the lockdown being extreme and worse than Covid itself are quickly being censored on social media.

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Chinese Authorities Surprise Tech Platforms With on-Site Inspections to Ensure Censorship

Beijing has launched a campaign to crack down on the potential “abuse” of algorithms by the country’s biggest tech companies, including Tencent Holdings and ByteDance. The campaign is enforcement of strict rules that were passed in August, giving the internet watchdog the authority to regulate the use of algorithms by tech companies.

As part of the campaign, the Cyberspace Administration of China will visit tech firms to conduct an on-site inspection. The companies will also be required to submit the services they offer for review.

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Brazilian Court Orders Google to Hand Over Details of Everyone Who Searched for a Politician’s Name

In the US, Google is often happy to comply and hand over user data to law enforcement, but abroad, the tech giant is fighting against similar orders.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is praising the tech behemoth for the latter, but criticizing it for the former, and citing a case of a dragnet court warrant issued in Brazil that Google is currently attempting to resist.

A Brazilian court is asking for data on all people who used the search engine to look up certain keywords.

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Asylum Applications on the Rise: 68% Increase in First Quarter of 2022

Europe has seen a dramatic increase in asylum applications in the first quarter of the year, according to recent figures from the European Asylum Support Office (EASO).

As European Union member states work hard to tackle the humanitarian crisis resulting from the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, which has now resulted in 4 million refugees fleeing their homes, the flow of migration from the south is also intensifying.

EASO figures show a 68 percent rise in asylum applications compared to the same period last year, with 170,000 applications being made in the first three months of the year — Ukrainians were not included in these statistics.

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France: ‘We Are Not Overwhelmed!’ — Left-Wing Macron Buries Head in Sand Over Mass Migration

France is not a country overwhelmed by mass immigration, and a policy of “zero immigration” is not one that should be taken seriously, left-wing French President Emmanuel Macron has claimed.

The incumbent president was speaking to French tabloid Le Figaro, a matter of days before the first round of the French presidential elections due to take place on Sunday.

In response to concerns put to him about the rate and success of France’s immigration policy during his presidency — a key battleground in the election — Macron hit back at claims from a number of his electoral rivals that France is saturated, claiming the country is “not submerged.”

“Our country is not overwhelmed, as some claim, and ‘zero immigration’ is neither realistic nor desirable,” Macron told the publication.

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Report: Every Third Company in Poland Willing to Employ Ukrainian Refugees

A third of Polish companies have declared their readiness to hire Ukrainian refugees, according to a survey conducted by the Polish Economic Institute (PIE).

A total of 31 percent of respondents indicated their desire to offer employment opportunities to refugees from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with large and medium-sized businesses more willing to offer work (40 percent) than small businesses (23 percent).

PIE’s estimates show that over 250,000 women can expect to get a job in Poland, with most potential work offers coming from sectors of industrial production, housing, and services.

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US Climate Tsar: Wait Until You See 100 Million Refugees Coming to Europe

The US “climate tsar” John Kerry believes that the Russian operation in Ukraine creates carbon dioxide emissions and that the war takes focus away from the climate issue, which is more important than anything else.

Kerry also predicted that Europe would see 100 million migrants fleeing famine and social chaos in their home countries. However, he called them “climate refugees” rather than hungry refugees, and maintained that the problem was the climate, not the incipient food shortage that currently seriously threatens global food security.

John Kerry, the US “climate tsar” in the Biden administration and former Secretary of State under the Obama administration, recently warned of the dangers of “climate change” and reduced access to food. It happened on March 7 at the annual CERAWeek energy conference in the oil city of Houston, Texas.

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Watch: Joe Rogan Questions Motives of NYC Dems to Allow Illegals to Vote

Podcaster Joe Rogan talked on his most recent podcast about how New York City’s mayor Eric Adams plans to allow the city’s residents who are not citizens to vote in local elections.

The plan would allow an additional 800,000 or so people who reside in one of the city’s five boroughs to vote in local elections, as long as they have either a valid resdience permit for the US or a valid and active work visa.

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Disney to Assist Employees in Obtaining Genital Mutilation, Cross-Sex Hormones for Minor Children

As states across the country pass or consider legislation prohibiting gender reassignment surgeries or hormone usage for minors, Disney announced to its employees that they have created a benefits program to allow employees and their families access to these procedures.

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Kentucy Governor Vetoes Bill Seeking to Ban Transgender Girls From Athletics

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have barred transgender women and girls in the state from playing on school sports teams consistent with their gender identity. The state legislature is expected to override Beshear’s veto next week.

Kentucky’s “Save Women’s Sports Act” would have mandated that school sports teams through college designated as “girls” teams “not be open to members of the male sex.” The bill had defined “sex” as that which is listed on an individual’s original birth certificate, meaning even trans women and girls who have corrected their birth certificate to reflect their gender identity would be prohibited from competing on an all-girl’s sports team.

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New Jersey Implements Lessons on ‘Gender Identity’, Links to Group Normalizing Porn for Kids 2nd to 5th Grade

In the upcoming school year, new standards for New Jersey students will have young students learning about gender identity and sexuality. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the law mandating the sex ed courses, and they will be implemented this coming school year.

In lesson plans, posted to Facebook by NJ State Sen. Holly Schepisi, reveal that children in second grade will be learning about gender expression and gender roles, in a lesson titled “Pink, Blue and Purple.” The lessons for grades 2 through 5 include links to Amaze.org, which provide videos that tell kids it’s totally normal to watch porn.

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Protonmail Acquires Email Alias Tool Simplelogin

Proton has announced joining forces with SimpleLogin to provide more privacy online.

Proton, launched in 2014, is a privacy-focused technology provider well known for its encrypted email service ProtonMail. In its efforts to improve the privacy of its users, Proton has joined hands with SimpleLogin, a service that provides users with randomly-generated anonymous email addresses so users can easily create a unique email address for every service they sign up for. Doing this provides more security through obscurity and helps retain some privacy in the case of online data breaches.

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Twitter Appears to be Working on Third-Party Moderation Tools

Twitter is working on a new section called “Twitter Toolbox” which highlights third-party tools that give Twitter users greater control over the way their Twitter experience is moderated.

The feature was discovered by app researcher Nima Owji and will be displayed in the “Mute and Block” tab in Twitter’s settings and on blocked profiles.

Currently, this section highlights three third-party blocking tools — BlockParty App, Bodyguard.ai, and Moderate.

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/8/2022

  1. The West has lost any attraction. In the 80s, I was still too young to appreciate it, but then cracks began to appear on the Iron Curtain and video players and video cassettes with Western films began to appear in the USSR.
    So many cute glossy films suddenly appeared. Now I look at it a little differently, I think they were designed not only for domestic American consumption, they also carried out a propaganda task.

    Now they seem to carry anti-propaganda in them. And current news from these countries too.
    There is also the Islamic world, but something this prospect pleases even less. Oh yes. The third pole of China appeared – also something disturbing, buzzing, insectoid … I think we will still be horrified by what these descendants of mandarins are capable of. And they are in no hurry to invite someone to their “feast of values”. They keep them for themselves.

  2. Some kind of nightmare is happening. Even in our city far from the border, repressions have begun against those who oppose the war. To do this, you don’t even have to go outside, just write a comment.
    Parishioners denounce priests who advocate peace. The corpses of young guys come to the cities. No voices are heard from either side calling for an end to the massacre. The rhetoric is completely cannibalistic.
    The West continues to pump weapons into Ukraine.

    I think it’s even scarier than in the 20th century, when there were no social networks and television. And now there are corpses and blood everywhere.

  3. Can you spot on this picture Putin , Klaus Mangold ( Merkel Supervisor ) Mathias Warning ( ” weSSI” Gallen man working for Stasi-KGB with Putin-Dresden = CO Dresdener Bank, CO Nord Stream 1 Norm Stram 2 , Schroder, Putin right man ) and few SS guys,GRU,GB..BND ?
    Yes current German President Frank Steinmeier is there as well :-)) ( can you spot im ? )
    Contemporary German political, economical ” elite)..

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FO610JMWYAMvaO7?format=jpg&name=medium
    Biden-its know about and lift the sanctions impose by Trumph Nord Stream 1-2 anyway.. knowing well where money from this political German-Russian project going..and knowing it was mainly aim against USA and it’s interst and being present economically , politically in Europe.. “Gier, Gas und Geld” (Greed, gas and money) by Jens Hovsgaard
    https://twitter.com/rixa_fursen/status/1512398969728557060/photo/1
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FP4FJCPXsAAYnt3?format=jpg&name=small
    about here in Die Welt :
    https://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/plus238045821/Nord-Stream-2-Deutschland-verhielt-sich-wie-ein-Ehebrecher-und-ging-mit-Putin-fremd.html?cid=socialmedia.twitter.shared.web

  4. “As Inflation Explodes in Czechia, Price Controls and Other Radical Interventions Are on the Agenda”

    I have come to the conclusion, that there is a very real possibility, that the current “czech” govermnet might be planning to destroy the Czech Republic. Their steps have put the Czech Republic on the russian list of “enemy countries”, they don’t seem to care at all about the fact that the Czech Republic is dependent on Russian commodities, they don’t seem to care at all about the Czechs in general. But they love the Ukrainians! I have nothing against the Ukrainians. But I also don’t see any point in bringing another half million people here and giving them free health care and free education – just because they fight Russia? Czechs already have problems getting the health care we used to be used to – because we have eastern wages, so doctors and engineers tend to go west, to get 5 times more money for the same work.

    We have eastern wages, but pay for gas and electricity and wood – “German prices”. Food is cheaper and better in Germany, it is a matter of fact that we are getting B quality food for the price Germans pay for A quality food. Gasoline is cheaper pretty much everywhere…

    I simply don’t see any interest in the Czechs from this “czech” Govermnet at all. But they do love the War in Ukraine. And they love to provoke Russia as if we were equals with Russia, challenging Russia to fight! How very “we don’t care about our own people” of them.

  5. There is something strange going on in Ukraine. In the territories occupied by the Russian Federation, no administration is introduced. As if the purpose of this action is to bring chaos.

    I read the history of Russia. As a rule, after the change of governments, some kind of Councils or Administrations were created. And now nothing happens at all.
    Is that the military handing out humanitarian aid.

  6. .
    “Give us Seiyo back.”

    Yes, Taki is there, he writes

    […]
    As I’ve always insisted, Poland and Hungary are the two best nations of Europe, and they’ve proved it once again by keeping 25-year-old male migrants from Iran and Iraq out and allowing 2 million female and child refugees from Ukraine in. Typically, the useless and cowardly E.U. chose this time to penalize Poland for favoring its own laws over those of unelected bureaucrats in Brussels, but what else can one expect from Brussels but cowardice and bullying? The only thing the Poles need to do is return Adam Zamoyski’s passport because he is a national treasure, and I’m sure they will. Last week I went to the Polish club for a book launch and met the author, Robert Gary Dodds. He has written an extraordinary book, The Life & Times of Alexander Hamilton—Two Apples That Fell From the Same Tree. There’s a forward by the Duke of Hamilton, and as I began reading it I thought back at the book I had just finished, a crappy Hollywood saga about an unpleasant family that traces three generations as if that were a great achievement. I suppose in Hollywood it is. The Hamiltons helped shape Britain, as did the great Alexander Hamilton shape the US of A, since 1185, a genealogy incomprehensible in most countries. Although Alexander Hamilton was a federalist, he was a great patriot and also a terrific womanizer. He died in a duel with Aaron Burr, a real [merde] and vice president of the U.S. Vice presidents have not improved since.

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