Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/15/2022

A gunman walked into a church luncheon in the Laguna Woods area of Orange County, California, and opened fire on participants, killing one person and wounding five others. Courageous congregants stopped the shooter from inflicting further casualties by jumping him and hogtying him with extension cords until police arrived. It is not known whether the shooter targeted his victims because they are Asians, but there are some reports that he himself is Chinese.

In other news, health authorities in Italy are planning to cull the wild boar population after several cases of swine fever were reported in Rome.

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Financial Crisis
» Inflation on the Rise in France, Driven by Rising Cost of Food and Energy
» Unemployment Hit the Young Hardest During the Pandemic Says EU Study
 
USA
» 2000 Mules Confirmed as a “Huge Hit” For Rumble and Locals, Reported Biggest Political Documentary in a Decade
» Based: Elon Musk Celebrates Netflix’s New Commitment to Free Speech
» Breaking: Buffalo Mass Shooter Threatened Shooting at High School, Was Known to Police, Underwent ‘Mental Health Evaluation’
» Buffalo Shooting: Gunman Deliberately Sought Black Victims — Mayor
» Danger: The WHO’s Death Trap for the US
» Eckerd College Government Refuses to Recognize Republican Group Unless it Censors Its Social Media Posts
» ‘Heinous’ Shooting in Buffalo Being Investigated as Hate Crime, Extremism After 10 Killed: Latest Updates
» Laguna Woods Church Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Hurt
» Raleigh Police Fired 30 Rounds at Suspect Accused of Throwing Molotov Cocktails, Fecal Matter at Cop Cars
» Report: Globalist Elite Rush Private Jets as Everyone Else Told to Stay Home
» Teenager Shot to Death at Major Chicago Tourist Destination
» Trump Starts Hiring for Netflix Competitor, TMTG+
 
Canada
» BC School Cancels Brian Peckford’s Talk on Charter Rights
» Canada’s Globe and Mail Pushes Back Against Government’s Online Censorship Bill
» Canadian Security Service Warns Against ‘Extreme Anti-Government Rhetoric’
» Lawyer Arguing Unions Colluded With Government to Impose Vax Mandates
» Off With the Mask: Quebec Becomes Last Province to Lift COVID-19 Masking Health Order
» Pastor Speaks Out After Bikers Church With Ties to Freedom Convoy Vandalized
 
Europe and the EU
» France Decides to Lift Requirement to Wear Mask on Metro, Bus & Train
» German Defense Minister’s Son Boasts About Taxpayer-Funded Heli Rides on Instagram
» Hungarian Right-Wing the Most Successful Political Movement in Western Civilisation, Says Budapest’s CPAC Chief Organizer
» Italy: Plan Coming to Cull Wild Boar Amid Swine Fever Alert
» Poland: United Right Would Claim Election Win in May Says Survey
» Poll: Young Swedish Men Are Demo Least Supportive of Joining NATO
» Sweden Set to Follow Finland and Join NATO
» UK: ‘The Revolution Eats Its Own’ — Academics Fight Over ‘Whiteness’ In Study of Anglo-Saxon History
» UK: Watch: Activists Including University Art Centre Director Egg Thatcher Statue
» Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra Won Eurovision With ‘Sympathy Vote’ — Piers Morgan
» Ukrainian Govt Demands Germans Accept ‘Deprivation’ To Back War Effort Against Russia
 
Russia
» Azov Commander in Mariupol: ‘We Continue to Resist’
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
» ‘Russia is Losing Momentum’ In ‘Brutal’ Ukraine Invasion: NATO
 
South Asia
» Total Fertility Rate in India Declines Overall, Muslims Have the Highest Fertility Rate While Buddhists Have the Lowest: Details
 
Australia — Pacific
» Full Video: Thousands Rally to ‘Vote Majors Out’ A Week Before the Election
» New Zealand: Extinction Rebellion Protesters Gather Outside Wiri Oil Services Plant Demonstrating Against Oil
» New Zealand: COVID-19: Christopher Luxon, Celebrities Wish Jacinda Ardern ‘A Quick Recovery’ As Her Illness Makes International Headline
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Christian Woman Beaten to Death by Fellow Muslim Students in College Over ‘Blasphemy’, Killers Shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ While Burning Her
» Pics: Bizarre Scenes as Malian Demonstrators Protest Against France, For Russia
 
Immigration
» At Least 300 Migrants Are Picked Up in the English Channel: Border Force Intercept Several Groups on Small Boats Including Baby and Toddler as Total Number Making Crossing This Year Climbs Above 8,000
» Poland Accepts 3.38 Million Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started
 
Culture Wars
» (Trailer #2) The Great Reset: A Docuseries by Rebel News
» Mayor Eric Adams Supports Abortion Until Moment of Birth, Calls Pro-Lifers ‘Radical Extremists’
» Spain: Toy Advertisements May No Longer be Pink or Blue
 

Inflation on the Rise in France, Driven by Rising Cost of Food and Energy

Inflation is creeping up in France, as it is in many parts of the world, but economists point out that not all prices are increasing. However, consumers are feeling the pinch, because the products that are most impacted are daily necessities, like petrol and food.

“Today we have a very particular inflation, in that it is not all prices that are rising, but only certain ones,” said economist Eric Heyer, of the OFCE at Sciences Po in Paris.

Inflation in France in April was at 4.8 percent, with the Insee statistics institute predicting it will hit 6 percent by June.

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

Unemployment Hit the Young Hardest During the Pandemic Says EU Study

Youth jobless rates increased the most in Slovenia and Lithuania say ESPON researchers

(ANSA) — ROME, MAY 13 — Young people were the main victims of the economic and social crisis triggered by the COVID-19 health emergency, paying a disproportionately high price in terms of unemployment or greater job insecurity, and mental-health problems, according to an EU study.

The preliminary version of the Geography of Covid study, conducted by the ESPON European cooperation programme specialized in regional analysis, said that youth unemployment in the EU’s regions increased by 21.81% with respect to pre-pandemic levels.

It said the young people most at risk of losing their jobs were employed in the sectors affected most by the restrictions imposed to combat the spread of COVID, such as hospitality, restaurant and accommodation services, and wholesale and retail trade.

The researchers observed that, as a result, the local economies based mainly on these sectors registered major increases in youth unemployment rates.

The EU States present a mixed picture, with Slovenia, Lithuania and Bulgaria registering the biggest increases in youth unemployment rates, at 76.8%, 68.5% and 63.2% respectively.

Furthermore, the study showed that the greatest variations were found within the countries themselves.

Regions with a vocation for tourism were hit hard and registered major increases in youth unemployment during the pandemic.

Indeed, young people working in the tourism sector often have short-term contracts that make them more vulnerable to being dismissed.

It also became more difficult for new graduates to enter the labour market, a phenomenon that could be seen especially in the big cities that are often home to universities.

The research showed that local authorities implemented social-support initiatives to help disadvantaged segments of the population, those considered most exposed to the social and economic crisis during the pandemic, including young people, women, children and the homeless.

In addition to leading to higher youth unemployment, the health emergency also led to an increase in the number of NEETs, people not in employment, education or training, especially in the 15-to-29 age group.

Furthermore, young workers were also affected by a moderate increase in the rate of people at risk of poverty in half of the EU’s countries.

According to a survey conducted by Eurofound in the spring of 2021 that was cited in the study, almost two-thirds of youngsters aged 18 to 34 were at risk of depression, with the deterioration in mental health being particularly acute among those who had lost their jobs.

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2000 Mules Confirmed as a “Huge Hit” For Rumble and Locals, Reported Biggest Political Documentary in a Decade

Salem Media Group, a media company that specializes in conservative and Christian content, claims that its two-week-old political documentary 2000 Mules, directed by Dinesh D’Souza, is already the most successful political documentary of the last decade, scoring a big win for alternative tech platform Rumble and membership platform Locals.

The documentary has already reached 1 million views and already racked up $10 million in revenue. The figures reportedly make it the most successful political documentary since Obama’s America, also directed by D’Souza and released a decade ago.

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Based: Elon Musk Celebrates Netflix’s New Commitment to Free Speech

Elon Musk joined the chorus of voices congratulating Netflix for its recent pro-free speech stance, as evidenced by a memo the entertainment giant sent to employees.

“Good move by Netflix,” Musk tweeted Sunday.

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Breaking: Buffalo Mass Shooter Threatened Shooting at High School, Was Known to Police, Underwent ‘Mental Health Evaluation’

Payton Gendron, who has been accused of opening fire inside a Buffalo, New York supermarket, was known to New York State authorities for over a year as a potential threat to society, it has been revealed.

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Buffalo Shooting: Gunman Deliberately Sought Black Victims — Mayor

The man suspected of shooting dead 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, deliberately sought a site with a high black population, authorities say.

The suspect, Payton Gendron, 18, drove more than 320 km (200 miles) to carry out the attack, police say.

The attack is being investigated as an act of racially motivated violent extremism.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said the suspect arrived intending to take “as many black lives as possible”.

Questions are being asked about how he was able to carry out the attack when he was already on the radar of authorities.

Mr Gendron had previously threatened a shooting at his high school last June, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press.

A 180-page document seemingly authored by Mr Gedron has emerged, in which he describes himself as a fascist and a white supremacist.

“I want to know what people knew and when they knew it,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul told ABC News.

Meanwhile New York’s Attorney General Letitia James said her office would focus on extremist material online.

“This event was committed by a sick, demented individual who was fuelled [by a] daily diet of hate,” she said.

The shooting has stunned the local community. One of those attending a vigil on Sunday said “it just hurts, why somebody would do that”, Reuters reported.

Of the 13 people shot, police said 11 were black. Among those reported killed were a man buying cupcakes for his son’s birthday and a woman who had gone shopping after visiting her husband at a nursing home…

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Danger: The WHO’s Death Trap for the US

The Biden administration, it appears, unless stopped immediately, is tee-ing up America to make it easy for the Chinese Communist Party to defeat it, and other nations, through biological warfare.

The World Health Organization (WHO), the organization that has unhesitatingly been doing China’s bidding during the COVID pandemic, is reportedly now planning to orchestrate a massive new power grab to internationally control the response to any future global pandemic. The plan is apparently to make the health of Americans dependent on the whims of China — which is both actively seeking to displace the US as the world’s leading superpower and has for years been working on new means of bio-warfare.

It is a plan that is being voted on next week: Congress and the American public need to fight vigorously — and FAST.

On May 4, a meticulous report, Biden Handing Over U.S. Sovereignty to WHO by Peter Breggin MD and Ginger Ross Breggin, raised an alarm. On May 2-28, 2022, the Biden Administration has proposed amendments to the WHO that “will empower WHO’s Director-General to declare health emergencies or crises in any nation and to do so unilaterally and against the opposition of the target nation.”

The danger is that China, according to reports, has actively been working on gene-splicing and globally collecting DNA with an eye to developing new lethal viruses that could be used for bio-warfare. They would be able target people who are genetically not Chinese, while bypassing people who genetically are Chinese.

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Eckerd College Government Refuses to Recognize Republican Group Unless it Censors Its Social Media Posts

Eckerd College, a liberal arts school in Florida, more specifically, its Organization of Students (ECOS), is refusing to recognize the College Republicans club — even though the student government recognizes the one gathering Democrats.

But when it comes to Republicans, the ECOS wants to have the last word on what kind of content they are allowed to post online, notably on the @ecconservatives Instagram account, launched by student Tony Salvatori, a conservative, who is also behind creating the College Republicans chapter.

Now, the school has said that for the chapter to be recognized, students who belong to it must censor themselves and stop posting what some deem to be offensive and “problematic” content.

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‘Heinous’ Shooting in Buffalo Being Investigated as Hate Crime, Extremism After 10 Killed: Latest Updates

BUFFALO — Vigils and prayers services were being held across the city Sunday after authorities said a teenage gunman, wearing tactical gear and a livestreaming camera, killed 10 people and wounded three more in a hate-fueled shooting rampage at a busy supermarket.

Eleven of the 13 people who were shot were Black, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said. The suspect, who was taken into custody at the scene, is white. The FBI is investigating the shooting as a hate crime and racially-motivated violent extremism.

Voice Buffalo and other equity advocacy groups organized a vigil near the shooting scene that drew a crowd of hundreds Sunday morning. Among the speakers was the Rev. Mark Blue, president of the Buffalo NAACP, who called for unity among residents of all races.

Blue said everyone must “continue to support those who have been victimized by this heinous act” of racism.

“Too much hurt is in our community,” Blue said. “We are only stronger when we are together.”

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FBI investigates alleged 180-page manifesto

Federal agents interviewed Gendron’s parents and were working to confirm the authenticity of a 180-page manifesto that was posted online, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Sunday. The manifesto detailed the plot and identified Gendron by name as the gunman, the official said. Authorities say the shooting was motivated by racial hatred.

Gendron’s parents were cooperating with investigators, the official said. The official was not authorized to discuss details of the investigation into the Saturday afternoon shooting publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity…

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Laguna Woods Church Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Hurt

“Exceptional heroism and bravery.” Church congregants at the lunch acted quickly to subdue the shooter, who was already “hog-tied” on his legs with an extension cord when help arrived, authorities said.

A group of churchgoers in Orange County stopped a mass shooter after he opened fire on a luncheon, hog-tying him with an extension cord until authorities could arrive at the Laguna Woods church.

One person was dead while at least five people were hurt, four critically and one with minor injuries, after a shooting at a church in the Laguna Woods area of Orange County, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

“Four victims have been critically wounded, one with minor injuries,” the OCSD said on Twitter. “All victims are adults and are en route to the hospital. One victim is deceased at the scene.”

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The ages and genders of the shooting victims are not yet known.

One woman arrived at the scene of the shooting to get information on her 92-year-old father and her mother, she told NBCLA. She said authorities confirmed to her that her father was taken to the hospital after his stomach was grazed by a bullet, but she has not yet heard anything about her mother.

Two of the victims were taken to Providence Mission Hospital, the medical center confirmed in a statement.

“On Sunday May 15, shortly after 2 p.m. PST, two individuals suffering from trauma associated with gun shots were admitted to Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, Calif.,” the statement read.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department says the mass shooter was already detained when they arrived after churchgoers hogtied the gunman at a Laguna Woods church May 15, 2022…

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Raleigh Police Fired 30 Rounds at Suspect Accused of Throwing Molotov Cocktails, Fecal Matter at Cop Cars

Raleigh, North Carolina, police officers fired 30 rounds during a chaotic May 7 incident in which a now-deceased suspect threw fecal matter and Molotov cocktails at police vehicles and officers, authorities said in a preliminary report released Friday.

Reuel Rodriguez-Nunez, 37, was transported to a hospital following the incident but succumbed to his injuries.

Rodriguez-Nunez drove into a Raleigh Police Department (RPD) parking lot around 1 p.m. on May 7 and threw what detectives believed to be fecal matter and urine at the station’s main entrance. He then thew Molotov cocktails at two police vehicles, setting them on fire.

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Report: Globalist Elite Rush Private Jets as Everyone Else Told to Stay Home

Members of the globalist elite who rushed to embrace private jets during the coronavirus pandemic as a means of avoiding the general public are not giving up the habit anytime soon, a report Sunday confirms.

Reuters reports a shift toward private flying that wealthy Americans saw as a necessity during the past two years is now showing signs of becoming something else: a pricey but sought-after alternative to a premium ticket on a commercial flight.

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Teenager Shot to Death at Major Chicago Tourist Destination

A 16-year-old boy was shot to death near the famous “The Bean” sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park on Saturday.

Police have taken two suspects into custody in relation to the shooting, but authorities have yet to release names or a motive for the shooting. The boy, Seandell Holliday, was shot at the popular tourist attraction around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to police.

“Earlier this evening, a 16-year-old was tragically killed near Millennium Park. This senseless loss of life is utterly unacceptable,” Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement Saturday evening. “Tonight, a mother is grief-stricken, mourning the loss of her child and searching for answers. My heart is breaking for the mother as she grieves this unspeakable loss.”

Lightfoot added that her administration plans on taking “additional actions” to prevent future shootings, but has yet to offer details.

Holliday was one of several Chicago teens to be shot this weekend. At least three others were shot — one fatally — in incidents across the city between Friday and Saturday.

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Trump Starts Hiring for Netflix Competitor, TMTG+

President Trump’s social media and technology company, Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), has posted two new job openings for its TMTG+ streaming service.

TMTG+ is expected to provide entertainment, news, documentaries, podcasts, and more. The job openings, which were posted Wednesday, add that content on TMTG+ will be “rooted in free speech.”

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BC School Cancels Brian Peckford’s Talk on Charter Rights

A British Columbia secondary school has cancelled a speech by former premier of Newfoundland Brian Peckford at the last minute.

Peckford told True North that Ecole Ballenas Secondary in Parksville, BC, allegedly cited Peckford’s news presence and the potential for “someone asking the wrong question” before cancelling the event.

“I live here in Parksville and was approached by a teacher at the school as to whether I would be willing to address the students concerning the Constitution, Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” said Peckford. “Of course, I jumped at the chance seeing I am doing several every week either in person or on Zoom.”

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Canada’s Globe and Mail Pushes Back Against Government’s Online Censorship Bill

The editorial board of Canada’s Globe and Mail has voiced criticism of the way Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to tackle “online harms,” saying that it remains unclear who would be the target of these future laws, or how they would work.

Noting that ahead of last year’s election, Trudeau and his cabinet came up with promises that, if reelected, they would enact legislation that would protect Canadians on the internet, the newspaper’s editors think that what’s become apparent since last fall is that this is easier said than done.

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Canadian Security Service Warns Against ‘Extreme Anti-Government Rhetoric’

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) has warned Canadian Members of Parliament (MPs) of rising levels of “anti-government” and “anti-authority” sentiment since the onset of the Wuhan virus pandemic.

CSIS stated that there has been a rise in ideologically-motivated violent extremism, or IMVE, over the last two years of the coronavirus pandemic, claiming that there has also been an increase in threats toward politicians and other public servants.

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Lawyer Arguing Unions Colluded With Government to Impose Vax Mandates

A B.C. lawyer representing civil servants forced off of work due to vaccine mandates will now represent over 200 union members against the unions they say failed to defend them.

“It’s a pretty big labour board case,” Lawyer Umar Sheikh told the Times Colonist. “I’ve dealt with massive union issues and I understand where the unions, in my view, have fallen down here.”

The B.C. public service made two Covid shots a condition of employment in November, aided by an Order in Council passed by the province’s NDP government that made noncompliance with the policy grounds for termination with cause.

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Off With the Mask: Quebec Becomes Last Province to Lift COVID-19 Masking Health Order

Quebec was the first province in Canada to impose a mask mandate after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and on Saturday, it became the last province to allow residents to go maskless in most indoor public places.

In force since July 2020, the masking rule expired at 12:01 a.m., allowing patrons of stores, bars, restaurants, gyms and shopping centres, along with students in elementary and high schools, to wear a mask only if they choose to.

Masking remains mandatory, however, on public transit and in health-care facilities. People who contract COVID-19 will have to wear a mask in public while they recover, and companies can set their own rules in the workplace.

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Pastor Speaks Out After Bikers Church With Ties to Freedom Convoy Vandalized

The city of Ottawa recently saw large freedom rallies return to the downtown core amid continuing public health restrictions and mandates, with thousands attending the Rolling Thunder bike convoy protest.

The organizers of Rolling Thunder had planned three days of programming, starting on Apr. 29 with a rally and march on Parliament Hill, and ending Sunday May 1 with a service at Ottawa’s Capital City Bikers Church.

However, people arrived Sunday morning to a church that had been vandalized with hateful graffiti that included the phrase “no heaven for fascists.”

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France Decides to Lift Requirement to Wear Mask on Metro, Bus & Train

The French government has announced that given the evolving epidemiological situation, from May 16, wearing the mask will no longer be mandatory on the subway, bus, or train.

The announcement was also confirmed by the Minister of Social Affairs and Health Oliver Veran through a Twitter post on May 11, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

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German Defense Minister’s Son Boasts About Taxpayer-Funded Heli Rides on Instagram

In a government that, less than six months after taking office, is showing an unprecedented level of incompetence in German post-war history, Federal Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) still manages effortlessly to set her own standards of embarrassment and clumsiness.

Recently it was announced that her 21-year-old son had been flown to Sylt in a government helicopter for Easter holiday. It was not the first dubious “journey” of this kind on which the son “accompanied” his mother.

The cost per flight hour for the government helicopter “Cougar” (which Lambrechts son A. used, among other things) is said to be 5 300 euros. The offspring himself documented the flights in detail on his Instagram channel, both brazen and boastful. In this specific case, the minister went to visit troops in Schleswig-Holstein on April 13, and from there continued her journey to Sylt in order to relax there over Easter. Lambrecht was apparently accompanied to Sylt by her son.

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Hungarian Right-Wing the Most Successful Political Movement in Western Civilisation, Says Budapest’s CPAC Chief Organizer

In an interview given ahead of a conference in Budapest of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Miklós Szanthó, the head of the Centre for Fundamental Rights think-tank, called the Hungarian right-wing “the most successful political movement in Western civilisation”.

He told public radio that conservatives in the Western world had noticed and prized its achievements so far.

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Italy: Plan Coming to Cull Wild Boar Amid Swine Fever Alert

Number of boar five times too high in some areas says Health Undersecretary Costa

(ANSA) — ROME, MAY 13 — Health Undersecretary Andrea Costa said Friday that the government is working on a plan to cull wild boar, after several cases of swine fever were detected in Rome and with the animals becoming increasingly brazen about their encroachments into residential areas as they forage, especially in the capital.

“The plan for the selective cull of wild board is coming,” Costa told ANSA.

The undersecretary said the plan was being prepared by the health ministry and environmental-protection institute ISPRA together with the regions affected by the swine-fever outbreak, Liguria, Piedmont and Lazio.

Costa added that a cull would be needed even without the swine-fever problem.

“We have to reduce the number of boar to protect our agriculture and avoid risks for citizens’ safety,” he said.

“The population density of wild boar in some areas of Italy is five times higher than can be sustained by the ecosystem.

“Aside from the temporary factor of the swine fever, I remain convinced that, while respecting the sensibility of animal-rights campaigners, this is an emergency that makes it necessary to extend the hunting season from three to five month and allow regions to reset (hunting) quotas”.

The Rome cases are the first outside the area of the original outbreak in Liguria and Piedmont.

African swine fever is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease affecting both domestic and feral swine of all ages.

ASF is not a threat to human health and cannot be transmitted from pigs to humans.

It is not a food safety issue. ASF is found in countries around the world.

Romans are “hostages to wild boar”, farm group Coldiretti Lazio chief David Granieri said last week, citing the case of a woman attacked in the Italian capital by a herd of eight boar including six piglets.

The presence of over 20,000 boar in Rome and its surrounding province, and more than 100,000 in the whole of Lazio, has brought about “an unacceptable and out of control situation,” said Granieri, citing over two million euros in damage wrought recently.

In the capital, a family of 12 wild boar strolled through traffic recently spurring a video that went viral on the Web in the latest in a slew of such sightings over the past few month

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Poland: United Right Would Claim Election Win in May Says Survey

The governing United Right coalition would retain power if elections were held in May, according to a new poll.

The CBOS poll put the United Right on 36 percent, 17 percent ahead of its nearest rival, Civic Coalition, the main opposition grouping.

Compared to a poll in April support for Law and Justice, the dominant party in the ruling coalition and its partners, rose by 4 percentage points (pps). Civic Coalition saw its support increase by 2 percentage points.

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Poll: Young Swedish Men Are Demo Least Supportive of Joining NATO

Young Swedish men aged 18 to 29 are the age cohort least supportive of joining the NATO military alliance, while elderly Swedes unlikely to be drafted in wartime are far more likely to support the proposition.

A total of 43 per cent of Swedish men aged 18 to 29, the demographic most likely to fight in a war, said they were in favour of joining NATO, while 43 per cent said they were not in favour and wanted the country to remain neutral.

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Sweden Set to Follow Finland and Join NATO

NATO and the United States said on Sunday they were confident Turkey would not hold up membership of Finland and Sweden in the Western military alliance, as the two Nordic states took firm steps to join in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto confirmed on Sunday that his country would apply to join NATO, while Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats announced an official policy change that would pave the way for their country to apply within days.

“Today the Swedish Social Democratic Party took a historic decision to say yes to apply for a membership in the NATO defense alliance,” tweeted Sweden’s foreign minister, Ann Linde. “The Russian invasion of Ukraine has deteriorated the security situation for Sweden and Europe as a whole.”

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UK: ‘The Revolution Eats Its Own’ — Academics Fight Over ‘Whiteness’ In Study of Anglo-Saxon History

Academics who specialise in Medieval History have become embroiled in a racism row over the alleged focus on “whiteness” within Anglo-Saxon history.

Historians are reportedly fighting over the supposedly problematic focus on white people within the Anglo-Saxon medieval period, with one prominent academic accusing fellow progressive-leaning authors of writing a book that “weaponises whiteness”.

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UK: Watch: Activists Including University Art Centre Director Egg Thatcher Statue

Activists including a 59-year-old university arts centre director egged a statue of Britain’s first woman prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, as it was installed in her home town of Grantham.

Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, as the greengrocer’s daughter became following her elevation to the House of Lords, won three consecutive British general elections in 1979, 1983, and 1987, being ousted not by the public but by an internal Conservative Partly coup led by europhile parliamentarians opposed to her increasingly eurosceptic stance.

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Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra Won Eurovision With ‘Sympathy Vote’ — Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan has harshly criticised the Eurovision Song Contest and its winners, Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, claiming they only won the “rigged farce” on a “sympathy vote”.

The outspoken broadcaster triggered controversy by tweeting out his thoughts about the contest’s results over the weekend.

Kalush Orchestra, a rap group, were crowned winners of the annual contest for their song ‘Stefania’, while in their home country civilians and soldiers were being killed by Russian invaders.

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Ukrainian Govt Demands Germans Accept ‘Deprivation’ To Back War Effort Against Russia

German citizens should be willing to endure hardship and deprivation to help in the war effort against Russia, a Ukrainian government minister has said.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has told the German people that they should be willing to put themselves in a position of deprivation in order to help his nation’s war effort against Russia.

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Azov Commander in Mariupol: ‘We Continue to Resist’

KYIV, Ukraine — The deputy commander of the Azov Regiment, the last Ukrainian army unit holding out in the ruined port of Mariupol, said on Friday that his troops will resist Moscow’s forces “as long as they can,” despite shortages of ammunition, food, water and medicine.

Speaking during an online session of the Kyiv Security Forum, Sviatoslav Palamar said Russian forces continued to storm the Azovstal steelworks, the last bastion of Ukrainian resistance in Mariupol, where his forces are hunkered down.

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

NATO: Finland’s government will seek parliamentary approval to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, abandoning its nonaligned defense policy. Prime Minister Sanna Marin said that “everything changed when Russia attacked Ukraine.”

A senior NATO official earlier said the alliance is optimistic it can also add Sweden to its members.

Ukraine: Ukrainian forces began a counteroffensive toward the eastern city of Izyum, attempting to disrupt Russian supply lines into Donbas, while continuing to clear villages north of Kharkiv.

Republican senators led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) traveled to Kyiv to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday. The Ukrainian president said the visit was a powerful signal of bipartisan support for Ukraine from Congress and the American people.

Europe: The European Union plans to add the equivalent of more than $500 million to a fund set up to repay European countries that provide weapons to Ukraine, an official said, bringing the total provided by Brussels for weapons deliveries to over $2 billion.

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‘Russia is Losing Momentum’ In ‘Brutal’ Ukraine Invasion: NATO

BERLIN (AP) — A senior NATO official says Russia’s military advance in Ukraine appears to be faltering and he expressed hope that Kyiv (Kiev) can win the war.

Top NATO diplomats are meeting Sunday in Berlin to discuss providing further support to Ukraine and moves by Finland, Sweden, and others to join the western alliance in the face of threats from Russia.

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Total Fertility Rate in India Declines Overall, Muslims Have the Highest Fertility Rate While Buddhists Have the Lowest: Details

According to the National Family Health Survey 5 (NFHS), the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in India has fallen to 2.0 at the national level. This TFR is somewhat lower than the replacement fertility threshold of 2.1 children. As per the survey, on average, women in rural regions have higher fertility than those in metropolitan areas.

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Full Video: Thousands Rally to ‘Vote Majors Out’ A Week Before the Election

Thousands took to Melbourne’s streets on Saturday, urging Victorians to vote out the major parties by putting them last in next week’s election.

“This is a referendum on freedom”, Australian Federation Party candidate Chris Neil told Rebel News.

Mr Neil is running for the seat of McEwen after losing his cardiologist job in a public hospital for his position on the vaccine mandates.

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New Zealand: Extinction Rebellion Protesters Gather Outside Wiri Oil Services Plant Demonstrating Against Oil

A group of Extinction Rebellion protesters have gathered outside an oil plant in Auckland.

The climate activist group can be seen blocking the entrance and exit to the Wiri Oil Services plant in south Auckland, stopping petrol trucks from going in and out.

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New Zealand: COVID-19: Christopher Luxon, Celebrities Wish Jacinda Ardern ‘A Quick Recovery’ As Her Illness Makes International Headline

National leader Christopher Luxon has wished Jacinda Ardern “a quick recovery” as the Prime Minister’s COVID-19 infection makes international headlines.

Earlier on Saturday Ardern revealed she’d been symptomatic since Friday evening, and returned a weak positive last night and a clear positive Saturday morning on a RAT test.

At this stage her symptoms are moderate, her press secretary said in a statement on Saturday morning.

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Nigeria: Christian Woman Beaten to Death by Fellow Muslim Students in College Over ‘Blasphemy’, Killers Shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ While Burning Her

In a shocking incident in Nigeria, a Christian student named Deborah Samuel was beaten to death by an Islamic mob over an allegation of blasphemy in college in the northwestern region of Sokoto. As per reports, the violent mob, comprised of Deborah’s fellow students in a WhatsApp group, was upset over some of her comments and had declared her a ‘blasphemer’.

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Pics: Bizarre Scenes as Malian Demonstrators Protest Against France, For Russia

Pro-government protesters in the Malian capital of Bamako unfurled Russian flags and banners with slogans such as “Down with France” in a bizarre demonstration on Friday.

A former French colony, forces from France had been operating in the troubled African state for some time to try and tackle Islamist insurrectionists, but the Emmanuel Macron-led European Union member-state has drawn down these operations amid tensions with a Malian government which is increasingly turning to Russia and Russian mercenaries for support instead.

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At Least 300 Migrants Are Picked Up in the English Channel: Border Force Intercept Several Groups on Small Boats Including Baby and Toddler as Total Number Making Crossing This Year Climbs Above 8,000

Over 8,000 people have arrived in the UK so far this year having crossed the English Channel in small boats following the latest arrivals this weekend.

Today, at least 300 people were picked up by Border Force vessels and RNLI lifeboats in the Channel while 167 people made the crossing in 13 boats yesterday, according to the Ministry of Defence.

Around 20 people, mainly men, were brought onto the beach at Dungeness while most other migrants were taken into the harbour at the Port of Dover.

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Poland Accepts 3.38 Million Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 3.38 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

According to the SG, on Saturday, Border Guard officers carried out 22,900 border checks on people entering Poland from Ukraine, and by 7:00 a.m. on Sunday the number of arrivals had reached 5,800 people.

The Border Guard also said that in the last 24 hours 31,500 people had left Poland for Ukraine.

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(Trailer #2) The Great Reset: A Docuseries by Rebel News

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, a highly-influential organization known as the World Economic Forum has been under scrutiny for using the global crisis as a means of advancing their own agenda.

Chaired by its founder Klaus Schwab, the WEF aims to influence governments across the world to implement its vision and shape policies to comply with the organization’s agenda.

In this docuseries, we will be exploring the book The Great Reset, co-authored by Schwab and published in June 2020, just a few months after COVID-19 began shaping our world, along with those collaborating with the WEF to push its globalist agenda.

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Mayor Eric Adams Supports Abortion Until Moment of Birth, Calls Pro-Lifers ‘Radical Extremists’

New York Mayor Eric Adams says he will fight to ensure there are no limitations on abortion until the moment a baby is born.

When asked at the “Bans Off Our Bodies” demonstration in New York City whether he thinks there should be any limitations on abortion, Adams said “No, I do not.”

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Spain: Toy Advertisements May No Longer be Pink or Blue

In Catholic Spain, of all places, gender activists have won a new victory. Children’s and babies’ toys may now no longer be advertised in “gender-specific” colours such as pink and light blue. In Germany, woke parents are subjecting their children to the same grooming.

The umbrella organisation of Spanish toy manufacturers has committed to rules against gender-specific toy advertising vis-à-vis the left-wing government in Madrid. The two sides signed an agreement that for the first time explicitly bans the portrayal of girls in “discriminatory or derogatory” ways in advertising, according to the Ministry of Consumer Protection.

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/15/2022

  1. It shocking to see how the left/mainstream media has ignored and downplayed about the Nigerian girl murdered by her muslim classmates.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/exmuslim/comments/uqaabw/it_shocking_to_see_how_the_leftmainstream_media/

    Nigerian girl who was stoned and set on fire, was a Christian who apparently turned down a Muslim who wanted to date her.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/exmuslim/comments/updovg/the_nigerian_girl_who_was_killed/

    Sokoto: Protesters storm Sultan Palace, demand release of Deborah’s killers
    https://gazettengr.com/sokoto-protesters-storm-sultan-palace-demand-release-of-deborahs-killers/

  2. Alarm about lowly chaos cops

    Published 16 May 2022 at 10.23 in Fria Tider

    With the current lowered admission requirements for police training, we will have police officers “with such a low level of aptitude that they would not be allowed to do military service”.

    Johan Siverland, police inspector and teacher at the police training at Södertörn University, writes this in the Police News.

    “As a teacher at Södertörn University’s police training programme, I view the future with strong scepticism,” writes Johan Siverland in his opinion piece in Polistidningen.

    He describes how today there are students who “have been caught cheating, who have to eat psychotropic drugs to cope with everyday life and who show their own driving licences and ask how they know which numbers are their personal identity numbers”.

    “Students who, during training, more than halfway through the course, shoot a ‘drunk man’ who won’t give up his bottle of booze,” Siverland continues.

    With current admission requirements and procedures, he says, we will have police officers who lack the skills to intervene properly, who “may well fabricate evidence” and who may pose a danger to themselves and others.

    “We will have police officers working under criminal responsibility with such a low level of aptitude that they would not be allowed to do military service,” writes Johan Siverland.

    Something needs to be done about the low admission requirements and procedures in police training, he concludes.

    “I believe that the leadership of the police authority and the politicians who govern it must decide on one of two options.

    Do we want normal, honest, competent and mentally healthy police officers? Even if we don’t get more as quickly as we would like?

    Or do we want as many police as possible as quickly as possible? Even if a larger number than before behave in such a way that the public’s as well as the legal community’s confidence in police officers deteriorates?” writes Johan Siverland.

    • Oh yes, how could we forget that professional police forces in Western Europe are now like the US with forced diversity and lowered standards to fit these 3rd worlders in our police.

  3. About the murder and “mass shooting” at the Taiwanese Church luncheon, the shooter was a Mainland Chinese, naturalized American, 60+ years old, whose “wife and child do not live with him” ?Are in China?
    The FBI is investigating this as a hate crime, because he shot the Church members because they were Taiwanese.
    I put “mass shooting” in quotes because the MSM has not referred to this attack as a mass shooting. Wrong perpetrator and victims, doanchakno?

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