Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/16/2022

Police in Orange County, California have identified David Chou, a Chinese immigrant, as the suspect in the Laguna Woods church shooting. The case is being investigated as a hate crime, since Mr. Chou is thought to have targeted the Presbyterian church because it is Taiwanese.

In other news, the European Union may institute price controls on natural gas if Russia imposes a complete gas cutoff.

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Financial Crisis
» Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke Calls Fed’s Delayed Inflation Response ‘A Mistake’
» White House Lashes Out at Jeff Bezos in Debate Over Soaring Inflation
 
USA
» At Least 2 Dead, 3 Hospitalized in Houston Flea Market Shooting, Authorities Say
» Breaking: Kathy Barnette Surges in PA GOP Poll — Now Neck and Neck With Dr. Oz, McCormick Fades
» Breaking: Ted Cruz Wins First Amendment Case on Campaign Finance Question in Supreme Court
» Breaking: Top Engineer Tells Project Veritas That Twitter Employees Are ‘Commie as F***’, Hate Elon Musk’s Commitment to Free Speech
» Breaking: Dem PA Senate Candidate John Fetterman Will Remain Hospitalized Through Election Day, Wife to Deliver Remarks
» California Church Shooting Being Investigated as a Hate Crime, Suspect Identified
» Circuit Court of Appeals to Consider the Argument That Florida’s Vaccine Passport Ban is Somehow a Free Speech Violation
» Critical Race Theory-Related Ideas Found in Mandatory Programs at 39 of Top 50 US Medical Schools: Report
» DeSantis Signs Law Making it Illegal to Protest Outside Someone’s Home in Florida
» Elon Musk Says People Are Being “Manipulated” By Twitter’s Algorithm
» Investigation Launched Into Buffalo Mass Shooting Suspect Reveals Many Missed ‘Red Flags’
» Jacob Blake Quietly Drops Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Exonerated Wisconsin Officer Who Shot Him
» Lori Lightfoot Announces 10 PM Weekend Curfew for Teenagers
» Michigan Officials Fast-Track Bridge Fix After Man Says it ‘Collapsed Under My Feet’
» NBC Poll: Ukrainian President is as Popular as Kamala Harris and the Democratic Party Combined
» New York Governor Kathy Hochul Says “Hate Speech” is Not Protected Speech
» New York Governor Kathy Hochul Suggests Twitch is an “Accomplice” To Buffalo Mass Shooting
» NYT Questions “Whether the Ability to Livestream Should be So Easily Accessible” After Buffalo Shooting
» Police Searching for More Victims of Two NYC Education Workers, Indicted on Sex Crimes Charges
» Poll: 87% of Potential Voters Would Likely Drop Companies That Push Political Agenda They Disagree With
» Poll: Joe Biden Crashes to Fresh Approval Rating Low of Just 39%
» Rhode Island Moms Fight Loophole in Consent Laws That Allow Teachers to Engage in Sexual Relationships With Teen Students
» Santa Barbara School Officials Resign Following CRT, ‘Grooming’ Scandal
» Senator Klobuchar’s Big Tech Antitrust Bill is Criticized as it Could Hinder Platforms’ Ability to Censor
» ‘Sorry. Not Beautiful’: Jordan Peterson Blasts Sports Illustrated Over Plus-Sized Swimsuit Issue Cover Model
» Suspected Gunman Identified in Deadly Orange County Church Shooting
» ‘They Don’t Care if You Suffer at the Pump’: DeSantis Bashes Biden
» Trump Says There’s “No Way” Musk Will Buy Twitter Owing to Large Number of “Bots or Spam Accounts”
» Truth Social Tests Web Version That Will Grant Access to Millions More Users
» Twitter Deal Still Happening? Musk Says ‘Not Out of the Question’ But at Lower Price
» Watch: Doocy Grills New Press Secretary Over Biden Visiting Buffalo But Not Waukesha
» Woke School Counsellor Arrested for Grooming and Sexually Abusing 15-Year-Old Student
 
Canada
» Canada Supports Quick NATO Accession for Sweden, Finland: Minister
» CBC Hiring Trauma Therapists for Journalists
» Consumer Confidence Hasn’t Been This Low Since Lockdowns
» ‘It’s Not Just Enough to Freeze Bank Accounts’: Trudeau-Funded Winnipeg Free Press Journalist on Anti-Government Protesters
» Military Spied on Ottawa Truckers’ Protest While Trudeau Liberals Suggested Those Claims ‘Misinformation’
» Part Two: Reactions From the ‘March for Life’ Ottawa Event
» Victoria, B.C. Man Takes Province to Court Over Discriminatory Vaccine Passports
» Watch: WEF-Backed Policies Crippling Canadian Energy Potential
 
Europe and the EU
» Czechia Wants to Organize a European Summit That Zelensky Would Attend
» Demand for Polish ‘Piorun’ Anti-Air Missiles Has Skyrocketed
» EU Could Cap Price of Gas if Russia Cuts Energy But There Are Risks
» Germany: Latest Great Reset Fantasy: Ban Food Photography!
» Hungary Will Fight EU’s Efforts to Abolish Veto Right, Justice Minister Warns
» Hungary Needs Economic Guarantees to Support Russian Energy Ban
» Romania Claims Eurovision Changed Their Vote to Give First Place to Ukraine
» Scotland: Investigation Launched After ‘Mystery’ Surge in Deaths of Newborn Babies
» Sweden Formally Announces NATO Membership Application
» Swiss Vote for ‘Netflix Tax, ‘ Increase in Funding for Frontex Border Agency
» UK: Queen’s First Reaction to Diana’s Death: “Someone Must Have Greased the Brakes”
» UK: TV Presenter Warns Global Food Shortages Will Lead Lead to Cannibalism
» Watch: Brits React to Proposed EU ‘Chat Control’ Surveillance Legislation
 
Russia
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
» McDonald’s Ending Business in Russia After 32 Years
» MSNBC ‘Military Analyst’ Posts Video Game Clip Claiming it’s Ukraine War Footage
» Tennis Star Warns Ban on Russian Players Sets Bad Precedent
 
South Asia
» G7 Condemns India’s Wheat Export Ban
» Pakistan: One Dead, 11 Injured in Karachi’s MA Jinnah Road Explosion
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Breaking: Biden Administration Reverses Trump Policy, Sends Troops to Somalia
 
Immigration
» 635 Migrants Arrive in UK Over Weekend as Government Vows to Ramp Up Rwanda Resettlement Scheme
» Czech Government to Tighten Benefits System to Refugees to Discourage Welfare Tourism
» France: African Suspect Stabs Another Migrant to Death at Asylum Center
» Iraqi Migrant Injures 5 in Stabbing Spree on German Train, Said to be ‘Mentally Ill’ Despite Being on Islamic Terrorist Watchlist
 
Culture Wars
» ‘Abortion is Not the Answer’: Crowds Gather for 2022 March for Life Outside Alberta Legislature
» Activision Blizzard Facing Backlash Over Creation of ‘Diversity Space Tool’ For Video Game Character Development
» ‘Alex Jones Was Right’ Fills Sky Over LA Abortion Protest
» Kansas Teacher Wins Federal Case, Will Not be Forced to Use Students’ Preferred Pronouns
» Watch: Has Klaus Schwab’s ‘Great Reset’ Already Begun?
 

Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke Calls Fed’s Delayed Inflation Response ‘A Mistake’

Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke said during a Monday interview that the central bank’s delayed inflation response “was a mistake.”

The Fed had dropped its benchmark interest rate to near-zero levels at the outset of COVID-19 and the lockdown-induced recession in a bid to stimulate economic activity. Over the past few months, however, the Fed began aggressively increasing rates in response to rampant inflation pressuring consumers.

Bernanke — who directed the nation’s monetary policy during the 2008 financial crisis — told CNBC that the Fed was too slow in tapering its quantitative easing regime.

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

White House Lashes Out at Jeff Bezos in Debate Over Soaring Inflation

On Monday, the White House launched a verbal salvo at Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, in what is turning into an ongoing argument over the government’s inability to bring down the inflation that has recently been hitting hard all over the country.

Andrew Bates, a White House spokesperson, told people during a press conference that it’s “unsurprising that this tweet [where Bezos criticizes Biden’s idea to tax successful corporations more] comes after the President met with labor organizers, including Amazon employees.”

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

At Least 2 Dead, 3 Hospitalized in Houston Flea Market Shooting, Authorities Say

2 dead, 3 injured at flea market shooting in Houston, Texas

Two people are dead and three injured after a shooting breaks out at a north Harris County flea market Sunday.

HOUSTON — Two people were killed and three more were taken to a hospital with injuries after a shooting Sunday at a bustling Houston flea market, authorities said.

The shooting at the open-air market arose from an “altercation” that involved at least two guns and all five of the people, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. He said no “innocent bystanders” were injured.

Investigators believe one of the people hospitalized was among those who opened fire and two more suspected shooters were detained at the scene, a sheriff’s deputy told KTRK-TV.

Thousands of people were shopping at the market 14 miles north of Houston’s downtown when the shooting began around 1 p.m. Sunday, Gonzalez said on Twitter.

The sheriff said multiple shots were fired and that deputies recovered two pistols from the scene. Authorities did not immediately provide further information about what led to the shooting but said all the people involved were men in their 20s who appeared to know each other…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Kathy Barnette Surges in PA GOP Poll — Now Neck and Neck With Dr. Oz, McCormick Fades

Kathy Barnette is surging in a new poll against Dr. Mehmet Oz in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary. Susquehanna PR shows new polling that shows Barnette and Oz neck-and-neck, with Barnette at 27 percent, and Oz at 28.

Oz, who was endorsed by former President Trump, has been taking hard hits over the past week as Barnette, and her story of coming from a poor upbringing, the child of rape, has captured the hearts of Pennsylvanians.

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

Breaking: Ted Cruz Wins First Amendment Case on Campaign Finance Question in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Senator Ted Cruz’s First Amendment challenge on campaign finance law. In the Federal Election Commission v Ted Cruz for Senate, the question was whether or not it is a violation of the First Amendment right to free speech for campaigns to be prohibited from paying back loans candidates made to their campaigns after the close of that campaign in excess of $250,000.

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

Breaking: Top Engineer Tells Project Veritas That Twitter Employees Are ‘Commie as F***’, Hate Elon Musk’s Commitment to Free Speech

On Monday evening, Project Veritas released a new round of undercover footage highlighting the workplace culture of Twitter staff being antithetical to the mindset incoming owner Elon Musk has for the company’s future.

A senior engineer says Twitter routinely censors conservative viewpoints because right-wingers are willing to put up with it. Elsewhere, they say that left-wingers are leaving because right-wingers feel “safe” to come back, since they see Elon Musk as a leader that represents their interests.

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

Breaking: Dem PA Senate Candidate John Fetterman Will Remain Hospitalized Through Election Day, Wife to Deliver Remarks

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor and Democrat senate candidate John Fetterman is still hospitalized following a stroke on Friday, and will not be delivering election night remarks on Tuesday night. Instead, his wife Gisele will be speaking in his place.

Fetterman is the frontrunner in the Democrat race for Senate in Pennsylvania. He faces a contentious slate of GOP candidates, including Kathy Barnette and Dr. Mehmet Oz. He said that despite the stroke, he would remain in the race.

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

California Church Shooting Being Investigated as a Hate Crime, Suspect Identified

The suspect in Sunday’s mass shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, Calif. has been identified as a Chinese immigrant, who became a US citizen. Authorities claim they have evidence pointing to the motive stemming from China’s ongoing hostilities against the island of Taiwan.

According to the Associated Press, 68-year-old David Chou has been booked and charged by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He faces one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder, with the alleged motivation being animosity between the Taiwanese and Chinese community.

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

Circuit Court of Appeals to Consider the Argument That Florida’s Vaccine Passport Ban is Somehow a Free Speech Violation

A legal dispute involving the state of Florida and Miami-headquartered US company Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), one of the largest cruise lines in the world, has somehow resulted in a federal judge deeming a ban on vaccine passports as a First Amendment, i.e., free speech violation.

Last August, US District Judge Kathleen Williams ruled in favor of Norwegian, who sued Florida over the state’s decision to prohibit Covid vaccine passports, in a bid to lift pandemic-related restrictions.

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

Critical Race Theory-Related Ideas Found in Mandatory Programs at 39 of Top 50 US Medical Schools: Report

EXCLUSIVE — At least 39 of America’s 50 most prestigious medical colleges and universities have some form of mandatory student training or coursework on ideas related to critical race theory (CRT), according to CriticalRace.org, which monitors CRT curricula and training in higher education.

Earlier this year, CriticalRace.org found that CRT was prevelant in medical schools across the country. The project from Legal Insurrection Foundation, a non-profit devoted to campus free speech and academic freedom, has since expanded its database and found even more elite medical schools are focusing on “racialization” of medicine.

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

DeSantis Signs Law Making it Illegal to Protest Outside Someone’s Home in Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation Monday making it a crime to picket or protest outside an individual’s home.

DeSantis signed Florida House Bill 1571 into law Monday. The law bans protests outside a person’s home. Under the law, law enforcement officers must first issue a warning to protesters to disperse, but if they do not, officers can arrest them. Violations of the law will be prosecuted and punished as second-degree misdemeanors. The law will go into effect on October 1.

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

Elon Musk Says People Are Being “Manipulated” By Twitter’s Algorithm

On Saturday, the expected soon-to-be owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, tweeted that Twitter’s algorithms are manipulative. The platform’s founder, Jack Dorsey, replied to the tweet defending the algorithms and noting users have options.

“You are being manipulated by the algorithm in ways you don’t realize,” Musk wrote, after telling followers how to “fix” their Twitter feeds, by tapping the home button, tapping the stars at the upper right corner of the screen and selecting “Latest tweets.”

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

Investigation Launched Into Buffalo Mass Shooting Suspect Reveals Many Missed ‘Red Flags’

On Monday, it has been announced that the investigation into the mass shooting in Buffalo on Saturday at a local supermarket will include finding out why several “red flags” regarding the suspect’s behavior went unaddressed by authorities.

Payton Gendron, the sole suspect in the case, showed clear signs of mental instability prior to going to the “Tops Friendly Market” and specifically targeting black people there with a semi-automatic rifle.

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

Jacob Blake Quietly Drops Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Exonerated Wisconsin Officer Who Shot Him

Jacob Blake has dropped his federal civil rights lawsuit against the Wisconsin police officer who shot him while he was resisting arrest in August 2020, which left him paralyzed from the waist down.

According to the Associated Press, neither attorneys for Blake, nor Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey, indicated in their court filings why the lawsuit was being dropped. It is unknown if the case being dropped may have been part of a settlement.

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

Lori Lightfoot Announces 10 PM Weekend Curfew for Teenagers

Chicago teenagers will now be legally required to be home before 10 pm on weekend nights, in the wake of a recent mass shooting involving two enemy gangs.

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

Michigan Officials Fast-Track Bridge Fix After Man Says it ‘Collapsed Under My Feet’

Detroit — State officials have fast-tracked the inspection of a Detroit pedestrian bridge after a man claims the concrete gave way under his feet last week while he was crossing over the Lodge Freeway on his way to a Detroit Tigers game.

Ely Hydes, who lives about a block from the Spruce Street pedestrian bridge in Corktown, said he plunged nearly 15 feet May 9 after the collapse, landing near oncoming freeway traffic.

Despite the large hole in the concrete, the bridge remained open to pedestrians until Sunday, when The Detroit News emailed the Michigan Department of Transportation about the incident.

Hydes said Sunday he was talking with a friend on his way to the ball game, “and in mid-sentence the bridge just collapsed under my feet.

“I wasn’t sure where I was, and as I was falling I remember thinking, ‘I hope I’m not over the freeway.’ I landed about 6 feet from the traffic,” the 36-year-old attorney said.

Hydes said a Detroit police squad car showed up at the scene, and that he told two officers what happened.

“I don’t know if they took a report or not,” Hydes said…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

NBC Poll: Ukrainian President is as Popular as Kamala Harris and the Democratic Party Combined

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is as popular as Vice President Kamala Harris and the Democratic Party combined, according to a recent NBC poll.

The poll was conducted among 1000 adults — 750 of whom were interviewed via cell phone — between May 5-7 and May 9-10, and measured the favorability of nine individual political figures and institutions.

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

New York Governor Kathy Hochul Says “Hate Speech” is Not Protected Speech

On the same day that she suggested Twitch was an “accomplice” to the Buffalo mass shooting, New York Governor Kathy Hochul said “hate speech is not protected” and called for platforms to implement real-time censorship measures that takedown certain categories of content within seconds of it being posted.

Hochul made the comments on Sunday during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” where she discussed Saturday’s mass shooting in Buffalo, New York where 10 people were killed and three people were injured.

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

New York Governor Kathy Hochul Suggests Twitch is an “Accomplice” To Buffalo Mass Shooting

New York’s Gov. Kathy Hochul has accused Twitch of being an “accomplice” to a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, as it was used by an 18-year-old man, Payton Gendron, to stream a racially-motivated massacre at a supermarket on May 14, shooting 11 black and two white victims.

Hochul argued that Twitch allowed Gendron to glorify his crime to a huge audience and could encourage others to copy him, suggesting Twitch should have detected what was happening and shut down the stream.

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

NYT Questions “Whether the Ability to Livestream Should be So Easily Accessible” After Buffalo Shooting

One of the largest and most influential newspapers, The New York Times, has questioned whether access to live streaming should be restricted in the wake of Saturday’s mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, where a lone shooter killed 10 people and injured three more while broadcasting on Twitch.

In a recent article, which questioned whether social media sites “have a responsibility to rein in hateful and violent content,” The New York Times acknowledged that experts agree that Twitch removing the shooter’s live stream within two minutes “was the best that could reasonably be expected.”

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

Police Searching for More Victims of Two NYC Education Workers, Indicted on Sex Crimes Charges

Police have arrested two different NYC Department of Education employees in the Bronx and in Brooklyn on unrelated charges of sex crimes against children. The two DOE workers are Norman Dunkley and Brian Quinones.

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

Poll: 87% of Potential Voters Would Likely Drop Companies That Push Political Agenda They Disagree With

A new poll shows that the vast majority of likely American voters want companies to stay out of pushing politics onto the consumer and would even go so far as to not purchase from companies that do advocate politics with which they disagree.

The survey, conducted by Trafalgar Group and sponsored by the Convention of States, found that 87.1% of respondents said they were somewhat likely or very likely “to stop using a product or service of a company that openly advocates for a political agenda” that they disagreed with. The poll was conducted between April 24 and April 27 and featured 1,080 respondents.

“The progressive left’s insistence that everybody and everything adhere to their agenda and politics is now coming home to roost,” Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action, said in a press release.

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

Poll: Joe Biden Crashes to Fresh Approval Rating Low of Just 39%

How low can President Joe Biden go in the public’s estimation? Voters might be about to find out as he appears to be failing on every count.

An NBC News poll released Sunday shows Biden’s job approval rating has plunged to a fresh low, with just 39 percent of Americans approving of the job he’s doing and 56 percent disapproving.

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

Rhode Island Moms Fight Loophole in Consent Laws That Allow Teachers to Engage in Sexual Relationships With Teen Students

States representatives in Rhode Island have launched a bipartisan effort in the House and Senate to close a disturbing loophole in Rhode Island’s consent laws.

In Rhode Island, the age of consent is currently 16. Disturbingly, Rhode Island allows sexual relationships between 14-year-olds and adults, as long as it is consensual and as long as there is no penetration.

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

Santa Barbara School Officials Resign Following CRT, ‘Grooming’ Scandal

Two top administrators at the Santa Barbara, California, school system resigned shortly after a three-part Daily Wire series that exposed how a Communist-supporting “ethnic studies” teacher committed battery against a teenage girl in class and then continued to influence school policy even after his criminal conviction.

In the series, the victim — an illegal immigrant whom The Daily Wire referred to with the pseudonym of Maria because she is a minor and the victim of abuse — also alleged that Jennifer Freed, a “social emotional learning” guru, pressured her to drop the charges against the teacher, Matef Harmachis. Freed denied the allegation, though she has boasted that she holds group sessions for schoolgirls in which she talks to them about sex. Harmachis was convicted of battery, but later called his victim a “Karen.”

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

Senator Klobuchar’s Big Tech Antitrust Bill is Criticized as it Could Hinder Platforms’ Ability to Censor

Lawmakers across the political spectrum agree that something has to be done about Big Tech’s antitrust practices. However, they have expressed concerns over a bill introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), called the American Innovation and Choice Online Act because it could hinder a platform’s ability to censor.

The bill would make it illegal for tech companies like Amazon and Google to give advantages to their own products, by putting them at the top of search results. It also requires companies to provide competitors with data collected from users.

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

‘Sorry. Not Beautiful’: Jordan Peterson Blasts Sports Illustrated Over Plus-Sized Swimsuit Issue Cover Model

Dr. Jordan Peterson blasted Sports Illustrated Monday for featuring a plus-sized model on the cover of its annual Swimsuit Issue.

“Sorry. Not beautiful,” Peterson remarked on Twitter in response to a New York Post headline about Yumi Nu, who was announced as the cover model for Sports Illustrated’s 2022 Swimsuit Issue. “And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that.”

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

Suspected Gunman Identified in Deadly Orange County Church Shooting

People inside a Laguna Woods church detained a man who opened fire and used an extension cord to hog-tie him until deputies arrived, authorities say.

Authorities identified the gunman suspected of opening fire inside an Orange County church, killing one and injuring five, as a 68-year-old Las Vegas man.

In a tweet Monday morning, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said David Chou was arrested and booked on one felony count of murder and five felony counts of attempted murder.

Jail records indicated Chou was due for a first court appearance on Wednesday. He is being held on $1 million bond…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

‘They Don’t Care if You Suffer at the Pump’: DeSantis Bashes Biden

Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis bashed President Biden for his economic policies and said that Biden disdained American energy independence.

In 2021, Biden pushed for and got a huge $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, then later got a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. At the end of March 2022, Biden proposed a $5.8 trillion budget, and last week the Biden administration announced they had canceled three oil and gas leases, including a mammoth one in Alaska.

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

Trump Says There’s “No Way” Musk Will Buy Twitter Owing to Large Number of “Bots or Spam Accounts”

Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times

Former President Donald Trump on Saturday said there is “no way” that Elon Musk will buy Twitter at “such a ridiculous price” while pointing to the number of fake accounts and bots on the social media platform.

Trump took to his own social media platform, Truth Social, to make the comments shortly after billionaire tech mogul Musk announced that his deal to buy Twitter was “temporarily on hold” until detailed information becomes available supporting that bots or fake accounts make up fewer than 5 percent of users on the platform.

“There is no way Elon Musk is going to buy Twitter at such a ridiculous price, especially since realizing it is a company largely based on BOTS or Spam Accounts,” Trump wrote.

“Fake anyone?” he added.

“By the time you get rid of them, if that can even be done, what do you have? Not much? If it weren’t for the ridiculous Billion Dollar breakup fee, Elon would have already been long gone.”

The former president went on to tout his own platform, adding that in his opinion it was “much better than Twitter” and is “absolutely exploding” with “incredible engagement!”

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

Truth Social Tests Web Version That Will Grant Access to Millions More Users

Former President Donald Trump’s Truth Social is set to launch a web app, which will allow millions more people to access the new social media platform.

During the weekend, Truth Social announced it will soon launch a web app, and encourage interested users to sign up for the beta testing.

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

Twitter Deal Still Happening? Musk Says ‘Not Out of the Question’ But at Lower Price

Update (1447ET): Is the Twitter deal dead? Musk seemed to suggest it was, unless he can buy the company for a lower price in light of ‘bot-gate’ which erupted over the weekend (see below).

Speaking at the “All In” summit, Musk said that a viable deal for Twitter is “not out of the question,” but at a lower price.

He also challenged the truth and accuracy of Twitter’s public filings.

Maybe Trump was right?

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

Watch: Doocy Grills New Press Secretary Over Biden Visiting Buffalo But Not Waukesha

Fox News’ White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked new White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre why President Biden would visit Buffalo, NY after a Saturday’s massacre but declined to visit Waukesha, Wisc. after a massacre was perpetrated there.

“How come the President is visiting Buffalo after a senseless tragedy there, but he couldn’t visit Waukesha after 6 were killed and 61 injured in an attack on a Christmas parade there?”

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

Woke School Counsellor Arrested for Grooming and Sexually Abusing 15-Year-Old Student

Zobella Brazil Vinik, a former guidance counsellor at Tucson High Magnet School in Tucson Arizona, has now been arrested and charged in connection with a relationship she allegedly had with a 15-year-old student.

Vinik had previously led a group at the school that put on a drag show. Arrests for sexual assaults such as these on students are becoming more and more common throughout the US.

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

Canada Supports Quick NATO Accession for Sweden, Finland: Minister

BRUSSELS — Canada says it supports plans from Finland and Sweden to join NATO amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Melanie Joly, Canada’s minister of foreign affairs, spoke Monday in Brussels ahead of meeting with the European Union’s top diplomat Josep Borrell.

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

CBC Hiring Trauma Therapists for Journalists

Canada’s billion-dollar state broadcaster is looking to hire trauma therapists for their journalists.

According to the posting on MERX, a job posting website:

The Request for Information (hereinafter “RFI”) is to identify Suppliers that can deliver turn-key Critical Incident, Trauma, and Peer Support services tailored to the unique realities of newsgathering teams in the field as well as pre and post-deployment.

Development and Implementation of a Trained Peer Support program

Globally available in-field, In-person, online, and by telephone 24/7/365 Critical Incident and Trauma supportPre-Deployment Sessions

Post-Deployment Support

• including in-person, globally in-field/on-site Rest & Recuperation (R&R) sessions

A CBC reporter gained international infamy for the mean messages he said he received from Ottawa convoy protesters before being forced to admit the texts could have come from anyone:…

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

Consumer Confidence Hasn’t Been This Low Since Lockdowns

Consumer confidence is now the lowest it has been in Canada since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to new survey data.

Numbers released by the Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index show confidence has tanked at 54.3%, including a 1.8% decline last week alone.

The drop is the worst single-week decline since April 2020 when provinces went into lockdown.

Rising cost of living, higher rates and the ongoing war in Ukraine are believed to be among the contributing factors.

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

‘It’s Not Just Enough to Freeze Bank Accounts’: Trudeau-Funded Winnipeg Free Press Journalist on Anti-Government Protesters

Winnipeg Free Press journalist Niigaan Sinclair said that anti-government protesters needed to face the consequences of their actions, and that more needed to be done beyond freezing the bank accounts of those involved. The comments were made during an interview with CPAC.

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

Military Spied on Ottawa Truckers’ Protest While Trudeau Liberals Suggested Those Claims ‘Misinformation’

Claims that Canadian special forces surveilled over Ottawa truckers’ protests in January and February, that were dismissed as false by the Trudeau Liberals, have been found to be true.

Special forces operated an aircraft that was equipped with surveillance equipment, despite a directive to prohibit such activity, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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

Part Two: Reactions From the ‘March for Life’ Ottawa Event

In Ottawa, the annual March for Life took place beginning on Parliament Hill.

First, the good news: the Justin Trudeau Liberals did not close off the downtown core to prevent the pro-life marchers from marching — much like they did to the Rolling Thunder bikers a few weeks ago. So, a big thank you kindly goes out to Prime Minister Trudeau and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson for, you know, respecting the charter rights and freedoms of Canadians.

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

Victoria, B.C. Man Takes Province to Court Over Discriminatory Vaccine Passports

The third of four important challenges to British Columbia’s vaccine passport order was heard in Victoria’s Supreme Court on May 12-13.

Unlike the first two challenges, which were brought on by The Democracy Fund and the Canadian Constitution Foundation, and included petitioners who were unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to medical reasons, the third challenge was brought forth by a self-represented man, Jeremy Maddock, who did not take a COVID injection due personal choice.

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Watch: WEF-Backed Policies Crippling Canadian Energy Potential

On last week’s episode of The Gunn Show, we were joined by Michelle Stirling from the Friends of Science Society to discuss how the World Economic Forum (WEF) is quietly playing a significant role in the energy policies being implemented here in Canada by pushing their radical climate alarmism across the globe.

From the mass adoption of wind turbines to a greater reliance on solar power, the policies strongly promoted by the WEF and their allies in the Canadian Liberal government could have untold consequences on the people of Alberta, according to the Friends of Science Society.

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Czechia Wants to Organize a European Summit That Zelensky Would Attend

During its EU presidency, Czechia would like to hold a summit attended by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the country’s European Affairs Minister Mikulas Bek has revealed.

Bek noted that the government is probably abandoning the original intention to organize more events in regions outside of Prague due to the war in Ukraine and deep economic problems.

The Czech Republic will hold the EU presidency in the second half of 2022.

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Demand for Polish ‘Piorun’ Anti-Air Missiles Has Skyrocketed

Six hundred anti-air defense Piorun “thunderbolt” missiles will be produced this year and as many as 1,000 are on order in 2023, Polish arms manufacturer MESKO SA has announced.

Piorun anti-air systems recently gained fame due to their appearance in the Ukraine war. Videos of Ukrainian troops downing a Russian Ka-52 helicopter using this system can easily be found on social media, and it is known that they were given to Ukraine from the Polish Armed Forces’ stockpile.

Piorun systems are an anti-air missile that can ground enemy air vehicles at a distance of up to 6 kilometers and up to 3-4 kilometers above ground.

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EU Could Cap Price of Gas if Russia Cuts Energy But There Are Risks

In the case of a complete cut-off in Russian gas, the European Commission wants to propose a price cap on natural gas for consumers following release of a document suggesting “short-term interventions in the energy market,” according to the German Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

The proposal suggesting member states cap gas prices is intended to protect customers from an explosive rise in gas prices, although financing this intervention would entail considerable costs, the EU commission warns. The ceiling should be set so that Europe does not cease to be attractive enough for the supply of liquefied gas coming to Europe, where mainly U.S. traders take advantage of the significantly higher prices than in the Asian market.

[Comment: But when you have a price control, you get a shortage.]

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Germany: Latest Great Reset Fantasy: Ban Food Photography!

Last week, German Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) made a typical political mistake: Rules for thee but not for me. In order to reduce the “energy consumption” of advancing digitalisation, Wissing seriously recommended that Germans refrain from frequently posting photos of food on the internet. Then his Instagram posts surfaced.

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Hungary Will Fight EU’s Efforts to Abolish Veto Right, Justice Minister Warns

The European Union’s “more Europe” version of crisis management has failed, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga told national station Kossuth Radio on Sunday.

The bloc recently concluded its Conference on the Future of Europe, which determined that the EU should abolish the veto of member states by changing the EU’s treaties and issued other controversial recommendations. Varga responded that Europe should instead be returned to the will of the founding fathers, where there are clear demarcations of powers and where national sovereignty is as valuable as joint action.

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Hungary Needs Economic Guarantees to Support Russian Energy Ban

Hungary will only agree to the European Union’s oil and gas embargo on Russia if it receives reassurances and guarantees that the country’s economic losses will be compensated, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjartó said on Sunday.

Szijjartó emphasized that the outbreak of war is by no means the fault of the Hungarian people, so if the European Commission wants to adopt a proposal for an oil embargo, it must guarantee financially and through other measures that it will not harm the Hungarian people or the security of Hungary’s energy supply.

The head of the ministry underlined that if a proposal on an oil embargo were to be adopted now, it would be impossible to obtain the crude oil needed to operate Hungary.

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Romania Claims Eurovision Changed Their Vote to Give First Place to Ukraine

Romanian broadcaster TVR has accused the European Broadcasting Union of assigning a different set of scores to the ones they provided, incorrectly giving the highest score to Ukraine, which went on to win the competition.

The Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra easily won the competition, finishing on 631 points, with the United Kingdom in second place with 466 points.

However, despite the margin of victory, the official Romanian Eurovision representatives complained that the EBU ignored their vote to give Moldova first place and instead awarded it to Ukraine.

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Scotland: Investigation Launched After ‘Mystery’ Surge in Deaths of Newborn Babies

Health authorities in Scotland have launched an investigation after a mystery surge in deaths of newborn babies, the second time the phenomenon has been recorded in the space of six months.

A report by the Herald newspaper highlights the “very unusual” spike in deaths of babies, with the alarm being raised after 18 infants died within four weeks of birth in March.

That same control limit was also breached in September last year, when 21 neonatal deaths were reported, the first time this had occurred since records began.

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Sweden Formally Announces NATO Membership Application

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Sweden’s prime minister has announced that Sweden will join Finland in seeking NATO membership in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a historic shift that comes after more than 200 years of military nonalignment in the Nordic country.

The move on Monday, which is likely to upset the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin, came after neighboring Finland announced Sunday that it too would seek to join the 30-country military alliance.

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Swiss Vote for ‘Netflix Tax, ‘ Increase in Funding for Frontex Border Agency

The majority of the Swiss on Sunday voted for the requirement for streaming services, such as Netflix, to allocate 4% of their annual turnover to support the Swiss movie industry and for the increase in funding for European border agency Frontex in a referendum.

The initiative on the “Netflix tax” was supported by 58.42% of residents and opposed by 41.58%.Swiss broadcasters already devote 4% of their annual profits to the local movie industry; however, the tax was not imposed on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney, and other streaming platforms.

The Swiss government and parliament had earlier recommended that the initiative be passed, but the opposition to the tax had voiced concerns over the possible increase in subscription prices.

The initiative on the increased annual contribution to Frontex was supported in 71.48% to 28.52% vote.

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UK: Queen’s First Reaction to Diana’s Death: “Someone Must Have Greased the Brakes”

The Queen’s first reaction to hearing the news of Princess Diana’s death in a car crash was to assert that, “someone must have greased the brakes,” according to a new book.

The sensational claim appears in Andrew Morton’s ‘The Queen’, which is being serialised in the Daily Mail newspaper.

Diana was killed in an August 1997 car crash that took place in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris while her driver was trying to speed away from pursuing paparazzi.

Queen Elizabeth was reportedly informed that Diana had suffered only a broken arm and had walked away from the accident, to which she responded, “Someone must have greased the brakes.”

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UK: TV Presenter Warns Global Food Shortages Will Lead Lead to Cannibalism

TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson said that global food shortages caused by the war in Ukraine could eventually lead to cannibalism, and he only appeared to be half-joking.

The Grand Tour presenter, who owns a famous farm shop in the Cotswolds, made the comments in his latest Sunday Times piece.

Clarkson said the situation caused by the war in Ukraine was leading him to suffer sleepless nights and “a few chin-scratching moments of despair.”

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Watch: Brits React to Proposed EU ‘Chat Control’ Surveillance Legislation

A leaked commission paper has come out from the European Union that details surveillance plans on EU citizens where under the guise of “combatting child sex abuse” law enforcers would have the right to monitor and scan every EU citizen’s mobile phone devices to look through their messages and images.

A breach of privacy? Or for the greater good? I head out to Trafalgar square to ask people whether or not they would be comfortable with the government looking through their messages and images.

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Ukraine: Ambitions are growing in Kyiv about what would define victory for Ukraine, as Ukrainian forces continue to take back Russian-occupied territory. Many Ukrainian refugees are heading back home, following the Russian pullback from the central part of the country.

More than 260 Ukrainian fighters who have been holding out for months at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol were evacuated ahead of a planned prisoner exchange, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said Monday.

Russian forces continued to shell cities in Donbas and carried out a missile strike in western Ukraine.

Russia: McDonald’s Corp. said it would leave Russia and sell its business there, ending more than three decades in the country over its invasion of Ukraine.

NATO: Sweden has formally decided to apply for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, while Finland’s government seeks parliamentary approval to join the alliance. Turkey has set out demands to earn its approval for the two nations to join NATO.

The head of the alliance said Ukraine can beat Russia. “Ukraine can win this war,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told journalists, his strongest statement yet on the issue.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said NATO’s expansion “will undoubtedly cause a response from our side,” as he convened a meeting with the leaders of the six-nation Collective Security Treaty Organization. New Zealand sanctioned Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, a CSTO member, and other Belarusian officials and defense entitites.

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McDonald’s Ending Business in Russia After 32 Years

McDonald’s announced on Monday that it would sell its business in Russia after 32 years of operation in the country.

The popular fast-food franchise said in a news release that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and other unpredictabilities are among the reasons for its departure.

“We’re exceptionally proud of the 62,000 employees who work in our restaurants, along with the hundreds of Russian suppliers who support our business, and our local franchisees. Their dedication and loyalty to McDonald’s make today’s announcement extremely difficult,” Chris Kempczinski, McDonald’s president and chief executive officer, said in the press release.

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MSNBC ‘Military Analyst’ Posts Video Game Clip Claiming it’s Ukraine War Footage

On Monday, retired four-star general and MSNBC “military analyst” Barry R. McCaffrey posted a clip of video game footage to Twitter. Alongside it he claimed it was a display of strength from Ukraine’s air defense. It’s actually footage from a video game.

The clip in question came from YouTube’s “shorts” section, and is titled “Russian MiG-29’s Get Shot Down By Air Defense System | Arma 3 #Shorts #Airdefense #Arma3.”

ARMA 3 is an open world military tactical shooter game for PC published in September 2013.

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Tennis Star Warns Ban on Russian Players Sets Bad Precedent

Tennis star Daniil Medvedev says Wimbledon’s decision to ban all Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s tournament sets the precedent that sporting authorities can eliminate competitors for their political views.

The Grand Slam previously made the decision on the grounds that allowing players from those countries to compete would be a victory for “the propaganda machine of the Russian regime.”

However, both the men’s ATP and women’s WTA tours have slammed the move as discriminatory and threatened to strip Wimbledon of ranking points in retaliation for the ban.

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G7 Condemns India’s Wheat Export Ban

“If everyone starts to impose export restrictions or to close markets, that would worsen the crisis,” German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir told the news agency AFP.

On Friday, India announced a ban on wheat exports with immediate effect. Agriculture ministers from the G7 industrialised nations, condemned India’s decision. India has cited a heatwave for imposing a ban on exporting the grain.

At a press conference in Stuttgart on the same day, chairman Ozdemir called on India “to assume its responsibility as a G20 member”.

The ban was announced as part of measures to control rising domestic prices in an effort to avoid domestic tensions over rising food and energy costs as witnessed in Sri Lanka currently.

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Pakistan: One Dead, 11 Injured in Karachi’s MA Jinnah Road Explosion

The injured are being shifted to nearby hospital, say rescue sources

At least one woman died and 11 others sustained injuries in an explosion on Karachi’s MA Jinnah road, police said on Monday.

According to preliminary investigation, an improvised explosive device (IED) was planted in a motorcycle to target a police vehicle.

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No group has claimed the responsibility for the blast.

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Breaking: Biden Administration Reverses Trump Policy, Sends Troops to Somalia

The Biden administration is deploying US troops to Somalia. President Biden signed off on the plan on Monday, along with a plan to target some dozen leaders of Al Shabab. Trump had withdrawn troops from the war-torn region near the end of his time in office. About 450 troops will be sent to Somalia, on Africa’s east coast.

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635 Migrants Arrive in UK Over Weekend as Government Vows to Ramp Up Rwanda Resettlement Scheme

British beach-goers weren’t the only ones to take advantage of the warmer weather across the country at the weekend as more than 600 asylum seekers crossed the English Channel to land on England’s southern shoreline on Saturday and Sunday, according to official data provided by the U.K. Home Office.

A total of 199 individuals in five boats were brought to Dover marina on Saturday, and 436 new arrivals from nine vessels were processed on Sunday, with French authorities confirming they returned 113 more people to Calais after three boats encountered difficulties on the waterway.

The warmer weather brought fairer sailing conditions, which often entices people traffickers operating in northern France to encourage an influx of individuals seeking to reach Britain to embark on the perilous journey.

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Czech Government to Tighten Benefits System to Refugees to Discourage Welfare Tourism

The Czech government intends to tighten the social security system in the country after accusing some individuals of only heading to Czechia to receive refugee benefits, Czech Interior Minister Vit Rakusan said on Sunday.

Due to the migration crisis, the minister wants to ask the Chamber of Deputies to extend the state of emergency. In June, he would like to push through an amendment to the law on refugees from Ukraine. In that case, necessary measures can be introduced without an emergency state.

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France: African Suspect Stabs Another Migrant to Death at Asylum Center

A knife-wielding African man was arrested following a fatal stabbing at an asylum center in France this week that left another migrant dead, according to reports.

The incident unfolded at around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening in Vergigny, a commune in the department of Yonne.

Police were called after a fight broke out at a facility for ‘asylum seekers’ run by Coallia, an association that manages housing for refugees and migrants.

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Iraqi Migrant Injures 5 in Stabbing Spree on German Train, Said to be ‘Mentally Ill’ Despite Being on Islamic Terrorist Watchlist

A German public prosecutor’s office refuses to blame any political or religious background in the case of the Iraqi accused of injuring five people with a knife on a regional train near Aachen on Friday.

The 31-year-old is registered as a “test case of Islamism,” however, the authorities believe that he acted due to a mental illness and have committed him to a psychiatric hospital — he will not be kept in custody for the time being.

As with many other alleged perpetrators, prosecutors in the German government consistently refuses to accept t in common with other Muslim immigrants who have recently committed severe crimes, the Junge Freiheit news outlet reported.

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‘Abortion is Not the Answer’: Crowds Gather for 2022 March for Life Outside Alberta Legislature

The mass protests that have emerged as a result of the leaking of a US Supreme Court opinion draft on Roe v. Wade led many we spoke with leading up to the 2022 Alberta March for Life to suspect that we should expect large crowds and a tumultuous day, with all the rhetoric and passion of the United States spilling over into Canadian pro-life politics.

In reality, however, this turned out to be one of the smaller Alberta March for Life events in recent memory, with only a few hundred pro-life marchers attending at the provincial legislature building and perhaps two dozen pro-abortion counter-protesters arriving just as the event began.

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Activision Blizzard Facing Backlash Over Creation of ‘Diversity Space Tool’ For Video Game Character Development

Activision Blizzard is facing backlash from both sides of the aisle for being too woke with their creation of a “Diversity Space Tool.” The tool allows developers to formulate the ultimate “token” diverse character by ticking checkboxes based on scores assigned to each attribute.

King, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard and the creators of Candy Crush developed the tool as an objective way to determine how diverse a character actually is, and to inform their character design decisions for the protagonists of Overwatch and Call of Duty.

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‘Alex Jones Was Right’ Fills Sky Over LA Abortion Protest

A huge display of skywriting with the words ‘Alex Jones Was Right’ appeared over a pro-abortion protest in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The video clip was sent to comedian and personal friend of Jones Eddie Bravo.

“That is crazy how they’re doing that,” said one of the individuals observing the banner being flown.

“It is pretty wild,” agreed another.

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Kansas Teacher Wins Federal Case, Will Not be Forced to Use Students’ Preferred Pronouns

After a months long battle, Pamela Ricard has won her battle against transgender-accommodating policies being implemented in public schools across the nation.

Ricard was reprimanded in April of 2021 for failure to use a student’s preferred pronouns, despite the school not having an official policy on preferred pronoun use at the time. The school later implemented various policies on the issue after Ricard was reprimanded.

Ricard sued the school after she was reprimanded, citing that her First and Fourteenth Amendment rights had been violated. In May of 2022, Ricard received a ruling by a federal court that her termination for failing to use students’ preferred pronouns was unconstitutional.

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Watch: Has Klaus Schwab’s ‘Great Reset’ Already Begun?

On last Friday’s episode of Rebel Roundup, we were joined by Rebel News reporter Kian Simone who discussed how the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent government overreach has created an ideal so-called “window of opportunity” for Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum (WEF) comrades to push their “great reset.”

From encouraging the masses to reside in small cocoon-like pods which they will never be able to own to eating bugs in an effort to help “sustain the environment,” the radical ideas put forth by Schwab and his colleagues are enough to send a shiver down the spine of any liberty-loving individual. Even more concerning to some is Schwab’s well-documented public admiration of Prime Minister Trudeau and his boasting of “penetrating cabinets.”

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/16/2022

  1. Klaus Schwab and his cohorts must be stopped. Did you vote for a New World Order? I do not recall being asked to do so.

  2. Which, however, was expected. Western-made weapons have already been found in a private car in the Moscow region. Of course, Islamists and other extremists are not sleeping either.

    In Mytishchi, a hand-held anti-tank grenade exploded in a car

    Today it became known that in Mytishchi an ammunition of a hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher exploded. It worked in the trunk of a Kia Sorrento car, which was literally close to the wall of a two-story house. Two men who were next to the car received mine-explosive injuries. They were hospitalized. It is reported about the evacuation of residents of nearby buildings.
    The source said that charges, presumably of foreign production, were found at the scene. The Mash Telegram channel talks about the AT4 model, which is produced in Sweden. It is specified that such equipment was supplied to Ukraine to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We have to find out all the details of the incident. Official comments from departments have not yet been received.

    https://vmo24.ru/news/v_mytishchah_v_avtomobile_vzorvalsya_ruchnoy_protivotankovyy_granatomet

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