Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/18/2022

In the southern California town of Palmdale, a man crashed his car into a building, tore off all his clothes, and then ran across the street into a McDonald’s where he stabbed an elderly man. When he tried to attack a security guard, the guard shot him dead. The elderly man is in the hospital and is expected to recover. The security guard was unhurt.

In other news, Nina Jankowicz, who was appointed to head the Disinformation Governance Board in the Department of Homeland Security, has resigned.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Dow Jones Takes Biggest Drop Since 2020 as Retailers Pull Back on Estimates
» Gas Prices Average Over $4 a Gallon in Every State for First Time
» Hungarian GDP Jumps 8% in Q1, But Leaner Times Seen Ahead
» Inflation Rises in Britain by 9%; Steepest Surge in 40 Years
» The Pandemic Crisis is Over for the Polish Economy
 
USA
» BLM Paid Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors’ Graffiti Artist Brother $800k for ‘Security’
» BOLO: Convicted Murderer Stabs Guard, Escapes Prison Bus: TDCJ
» Breaking: PA GOP Senate Primary Too Close to Call, May Go to Recount
» Breaking: Nina Jankowicz Resigns as Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ Boss
» Buffalo Mass Shooting: 911 Dispatcher Who Allegedly Hung Up on a Woman Inside Tops During Mass Shooting is on Paid Leave
» Durham Team Reveals Damning Text Message From Clinton Lawyer Michael Sussmann to FBI
» Elon Musk Intrigued by Project Veritas Reporting About Twitter’s ‘Commie’ Culture
» Federal Health Official Admits Gov’t Hid Data on COVID Origins at Request of Chinese Scientists
» GOP Primary Turnout Suggests Red Wave in November Midterms
» Gov. DeSantis to Speak in Crestview at Hub City Smokehouse and Grill
» Homeland Security Flags Threats to ‘Storm the Supreme Court Building,’ ‘Murder Justices’ If Roe is Overturned
» In College? You’re About to Lose Your Due Process Rights
» ‘It Sounded Like a Bomb Going Off’: Officers and Neighbors Describe Moments After Explosion at Chadbourn Motel
» Mary Knox Statement on $400k in Out-of-State Money Entering Contra Costa District Attorney Race
» Naked Man Shot After Stabbing at California Restaurant
» New York to Investigate Social Media Channels Used by Buffalo Shooter
» Pentagon Confirms UFOs Are Real
» ‘Steele Dossier’ Firm Pushed Journalist to Spread Incorrect Trump-Russia Theory: Witness
» Trump-Backed Candidates Dominate in Kentucky Primaries
» Twitter Will ‘Enforce the Merger Agreement’ With Elon Musk After Deal on ‘Hold’ Due to Number of Bots on Platform
» White Privilege? Young Black Man Who Brutally Assaulted Elderly Vet in Nursing Home Won’t Have to Stand Trial
» White House Says Disinformation Board Was Paused Because it Was ‘Intentionally Mischaracterized’
» Wife Denies Shooting Co-Worker in Beheading Case
 
Canada
» A Tale of Two Cities: In Port Dover, Freedom-Loving Bikers Welcomed; In Ottawa, They’re Demonized
» Alberta Premier Mocks Biden for Refusing Canadian Oil: ‘You Don’t Need the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet to Patrol the Great Lakes’
» Breaking: Jason Kenney Steps Down as Premier of Alberta
» Canadian People’s Party Leader Says He’s Thankful He Didn’t Cave in to ‘Pressure’ to Get COVID Shots
» Federal Lawyers Want Tamara Lich Back in Jail for Accepting Freedom Award
» Google Warns Online News Act Would Give Feds “Unprecedented Control”
» Pierre Poilievre Introduces Bill to Prevent Federal Vaccine Mandates
» Still No RCMP Arrests in Coastal Gaslink Terror Attack
» Trudeau-Funded Journalist Calls for Gov’t to Go Beyond Freezing Bank Accounts for Anti-Gov’t Protesters
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria Supports Expanding TAL Oil Pipeline in Effort to Break Russian Energy Dependence
» Beer Bottle Shortage for Summer Season, German Breweries Warn
» Brexit’s Farage Warns Finland and Sweden NATO Admission is a ‘Mistake’
» Climate ‘Marshall Plan’ — U.N. Joins World Economic Forum Call to End Oil, Gas, And Coal Use
» Czechia Hits Out at Hungary’s ‘Unacceptable’ Decision Not to Support EU’s Energy Sanctions Against Russia
» Exclusive: ‘The Federalists and Globalists in Brussels Do Not Accept Diverging Opinions, ‘ Says Vox Vice-President Jorge Buxade
» French Government to Appeal City’s Move to Allow Burqinis at Public Pools
» Poland Closer to Securing EU Funds From National Recovery Plan
» Poland and Hungary Find Common Ground on Ukraine and Sanctions as Presidents Meet
» Turkey Blocks NATO Talks on Finland, Sweden Applications
» UK Ignored Islamists to Brand ‘Mainstream’ Right-Wingers as Potential Terrorists — Leaked Review
» UK: George Monbiot Says Farming Should be Abolished to Save the Planet: Climate Change Activist Says Meat Can be Replaced With Lab-Grown Food Like Protein Pancakes
» UK: London Mayor Sadiq Khan Could Lose Policing Powers Amid Home Office Review
» UK: Protests Disrupt Gala Dinner at Africa Energies Summit
» US Pushes EU to Bypass Nations Blocking Ban on Russian Oil
 
Russia
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
 
Far East
» Taiwan Combines Vaccine Passport With Digital ID Number
 
Australia — Pacific
» New South Wales Begins Digital Birth Certificate Program as Part of Digital ID Push
 
Latin America
» MasterCard Introduces Controversial Biometric Payments That Require a Face Scan
 
Immigration
» Award Winning German Author Expresses Deep Concerns About Mass Immigration
» Biden Urges Americans to Reject Same “Replacement Theory” He Once Advanced
» Nearly 1,000 Illegal Boat Migrants Land in Britain in Just Four Days
» Pregnant Woman Kicked in Stomach by Migrants During Attack on French Tram
» UK: Priti Patel Says ‘Work is Taking Place Right Now’ on Removing First Migrants to Rwanda as She Pushes Ahead With Scheme to Issue One-Way Tickets to the African Country After 900 Cross the Channel in Four Days
 
Culture Wars
» (Trailer #3): On May 20, We Begin to #ExposeTheReset
» Counter-Protesters Swear and Scream at Pro-Life Families During Victoria, B.C. March for Life
» Dr. Robert Malone Leads Thousands of Scientists in Calling for a Total End to ‘Orchestrated’ COVID Crisis
» Federal Judge Rules Indiana School Must Allow Transgender Student to Use Boys Restroom
» French City to Replace Mother and Father With ‘Parent 1’ ‘Parent 2’ On Civil Documents
» ‘Go to Hell,’ ‘Utter Filth’: Abortion Advocates Left Hateful Messages After Firebombing of Pro-Life HQ
» Philly Schools Reportedly Encouraged Teachers to Attend Trans Sex Conference
» Pro-Abortion Activist Tells Congress That Men Can Give Birth, Receive Abortions
» South Carolina Governor Signs Law Keeping Men Out of Women’s Sports
» Tax-Funded Toronto Festival for Kids Features Drag Queen ‘Storytime’ And ‘Queer’ Concert
» University of Illinois Chicago Wants to Cancel the Word ‘Obesity’ Because it’s ‘Racist’
» Watch: Mother Cut Off at School Board for Reading ‘Profane’ School Assignment Given to 15-Year-Old Daughter
» Western University Deletes Pro-LGBTQ Post Depicting Women in Hijabs Following Backlash From Muslim Community
» Woman Skateboarder Blasts Red Bull for Letting Biological Male Dominate Women in Competition
 

Dow Jones Takes Biggest Drop Since 2020 as Retailers Pull Back on Estimates

May 18 (UPI) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged Wednesday, dropping more than 1,100 points for its biggest drop since 2020.

The index was down 1,164.52, or 3.57% at the end of trading Wednesday over fears of rising costs affecting major retail chains.

The Nasdaq fell further, dropping 4.73%, while the S&P 500 was in the red 4.04%.

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

Gas Prices Average Over $4 a Gallon in Every State for First Time

The US set a new record for gas prices this week when the average cost at the pumps topped $4 a gallon in all 50 states for the first time ever.

The milestone was met Tuesday after Georgia, Kansas and Oklahoma became the last three states to surpass the $4 per gallon mark, according to a new report from AAA auto club.

The national average reached $4.52 a gallon, up 44 cents from a month ago and nearly $1.50 from a year ago. The most expensive prices are at California gas stations, which sell regular gas at a whopping $6.02 a gallon on average, according to AAA data.

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

Hungarian GDP Jumps 8% in Q1, But Leaner Times Seen Ahead

Hungary’s GDP rose by 8 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of the year according to seasonally and workday-adjusted data released by the Central Statistics Office (KSH) on Tuesday.

Compared with the previous quarter, the economy grew by an adjusted 2.1 percent.

Within the industry, the production of food and beverages, oil refining and the manufacturing of electrical equipment were particularly significant, in addition to the expansion in sectors such as trade, accommodation and food services, transport, and storage.

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

Inflation Rises in Britain by 9%; Steepest Surge in 40 Years

May 18 (UPI) — Like the United States, Britain is dealing with its highest Inflation in about 40 years — due largely to rising energy prices that are being disrupted by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

The Office for National Statistics said in a report Wednesday that prices rose by 9% for the past 12 months ending in April, the highest rate since 1982.

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

The Pandemic Crisis is Over for the Polish Economy

Only two quarters in the past several years were better for the Polish economy than the first quarter of this year. According to initial estimates by Statistics Poland (GUS), gross domestic product (GDP) — the broadest measure of economic activity — had a real term year-to-year increase of 8.5 percent in the first quarter of 2022 following a 7.3 percent increase in the fourth quarter of last year.

The economic growth surpassed the 8.1 percent average which economists surveyed by the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita had estimated.

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

BLM Paid Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors’ Graffiti Artist Brother $800k for ‘Security’

A co-founder of Black Lives Matter used more than $800,000 in donations to pay her brother for “security services” for the charity even though he seems to mostly work as a graffiti artist.

Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, paid a company controlled by Paul Cullors $840,993 in fiscal 2020, according to the group’s federal tax filings, which cover the period July 1, 2020, to June 20, 2021.

It’s the first time BLMGNF has filed with the IRS since receiving more than $66 million in donations in October 2020.

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

BOLO: Convicted Murderer Stabs Guard, Escapes Prison Bus: TDCJ

Prison escape sets off a search in rural Leon County halfway between Dallas and Houston

A Texas prisoner serving a life sentence for murder escaped from a transport bus Thursday after stabbing the driver, setting off a search in a rural county between Dallas and Houston, authorities said.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching an area off an interstate in Leon County for Gonzalo Lopez, 46, who was convicted in 2006 of killing another man along the Texas-Mexico border.

There were 16 prisoners aboard the bus but no one else escaped, said Jason Clark, chief of staff for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He said Lopez overpowered the driver, a correctional officer, but that it was unclear whether Lopez gained control of the bus or whether it just went off the road…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: PA GOP Senate Primary Too Close to Call, May Go to Recount

Former hedge fund manager Dave McCormick and Trump-endorsed celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz are within just tenths of a percentage point in the Tuesday election night results of the Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary. The contest could be headed for a recount.

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

Breaking: Nina Jankowicz Resigns as Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ Boss

Nina Jankowicz, who was slated to head the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Disinformation Governance Board has reportedly resigned from her position within the now paused program.

Jankowicz said that with the future of the DHS board currently uncertain, she has decided to return to the public sphere, a resignation statement released by her spokesperson, and obtained by CNN, states.

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

Buffalo Mass Shooting: 911 Dispatcher Who Allegedly Hung Up on a Woman Inside Tops During Mass Shooting is on Paid Leave

Erie County confirms that the dispatcher was placed on administrative leave pending a disciplinary hearing. The county executive wants the 911 operator terminated

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A 911 dispatcher who allegedly hung up on a woman inside the Tops grocery store during Saturday’s massacre is now on paid administrative leave.

The allegation came from Latisha Rogers, an assistant office manager at the Tops supermarket on Jefferson. She called in during 2 On Your Side’s live coverage of the mass shooting on Saturday. Latisha said she could hear gunshots that wouldn’t stop and she pulled her cell phone out of her back pocket and called 911.

Rogers spoke with Channel 2’s Claudine Ewing about making the call.

“I called 911, I go through the whole operator and everything, the dispatcher comes on and I’m whispering to her and I said Miss, please send help to 1275 Jefferson there is a shooter in the store. She proceeded in a very nasty tone and says I can’t hear you, why are you whispering, you don’t have to whisper, they can’t hear you, so I continued to whisper and I said ma’am he’s still in the store, he’s still shooting! I’m scared for my life, please send help. Out of nervousness, my phone fell out of my hand, she said something I couldn’t make out, and then the phone hung up.”

Erie County officials were watching and made aware and had the 911 tape pulled for review.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said, “On Monday the individual was put on administrative leave pending a hearing which will be held on May 30 in which our intention is to terminate the 911 call taker who acted totally inappropriately not following protocol. “

He said the 911 worker has been on the job for eight years…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Durham Team Reveals Damning Text Message From Clinton Lawyer Michael Sussmann to FBI

A damning text message shows former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann told the FBI’s top lawyer that he just wanted to “help the Bureau” by sharing since-debunked computer data involving Donald Trump and Russia.

The message, revealed in court Wednesday, was sent by Sussmann to then-FBI general counsel James Baker on the night of Sept. 18, 2016, Baker testified at Sussmann’s trial in Washington, DC, federal court.

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

Elon Musk Intrigued by Project Veritas Reporting About Twitter’s ‘Commie’ Culture

As Elon Musk’s current dispute with Twitter over the number of real accounts on the platform vs. spam continues, a recent expose from Project Veritas that showed employee discussing Twitter’s polarizing political culture, was also brought to the Tesla CEO’s attention.

With a three-word reply to a repost by journalist Benny Johnson, “Is this legit?” Musk brought the Project Veritas scoop to the attention of his 93.7 million followers.

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

Federal Health Official Admits Gov’t Hid Data on COVID Origins at Request of Chinese Scientists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — The acting director of the embattled National Institutes of Health (NIH) admitted to Congress on May 11 that the federal government restricted the availability of early genomic sequences of COVID-19, information that could help settle the origins of the virus, at the request of scientists from Communist China.

The New York Post reported that Lawrence Tabak admitted to a House Appropriations subcommittee that the data had been “eliminated from public view” at the Chinese scientists’ request, confirming a Vanity Fair report from March, though he stressed that the information was not destroyed but merely not “available for interrogation.”

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

GOP Primary Turnout Suggests Red Wave in November Midterms

Republican primary voters showed up in droves to take part in Tuesday’s contests, a good early sign for GOP hopes to regain the House and Senate this fall.

As of midday Wednesday, Republican voters made up 54.9% of the turnout in Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon and Pennsylvania, according to data compiled by JMC Analytics & Polling.

That figure jumps to 60.9% of turnout when all 10 states that have held primaries so far this year are included.

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

Gov. DeSantis to Speak in Crestview at Hub City Smokehouse and Grill

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Gov. Ron DeSantis commented on inflationary pressures and other economic concerns while speaking at spoke at the Hub City Smokehouse & Grill in Crestview. The governor delivered a $3.2 million grant to Okaloosa County for infrastructure development. Toward the end of the event, he accused President Joe Biden of violating his oath of office as a result of his border policies.

When DeSantis came to the podium, he started off by introducing some of the officials and community leaders gathered for the event before focusing on gas prices and inflation.

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

Homeland Security Flags Threats to ‘Storm the Supreme Court Building,’ ‘Murder Justices’ If Roe is Overturned

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — The Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning about an escalation of violence from pro-abortion extremists if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, according to a leaked memo obtained by Axios.

In the unclassified memo by the DHS’ intelligence arm released May 13, the agency noted that law enforcement agencies are currently looking into violent threats by pro-abortion activists angered by the possibility the Supreme Court could overturn the federal “right to abortion” established in Roe v. Wade.

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

In College? You’re About to Lose Your Due Process Rights

I must say, I feel bad for men on college campuses now. Good luck. According to a new report, Joe Biden’s Department of Education (DOE) is planning to roll back Title IX due process regulations after President Donald Trump’s administration restored them.

The Trump-era rule required schools “to respond meaningfully to every known report of sexual harassment and to investigate every formal complaint,” and “apply basic due process protections for students, including a presumption of innocence throughout the grievance process; written notice of allegations and an equal opportunity to review all evidence collected; and the right to cross-examination, subject to ‘rape shield’ protections.”

What’s wrong with that? Objectively, nothing is wrong with it, save for Orange Man Bad.

“It ultimately returns Title IX back to a guilty until proven innocent standard,” Sarah Perry, a senior legal fellow for the Heritage Foundation explained.

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

‘It Sounded Like a Bomb Going Off’: Officers and Neighbors Describe Moments After Explosion at Chadbourn Motel

CHADBOURN, N.C. (WECT) — The Budget Inn in Chadbourn went up in flames after an explosion inside early Wednesday morning. Fire officials determined the explosion was from a gas leak.

Chadbourn mayor Philip Britt and his wife Shannon live just across the parking lot from the Budget Inn. They say their house shook when the explosion happened, and Philip said his alarm clock fell off of his bedside table.

Around 430 this morning I woke up and I was getting ready to get out of bed and heard what sounded like an explosion. I came out onto the porch, looked over towards the building— when I initially looked over it looked like maybe there was one small fire, about the size of a basketball,” Britt said. “You could see a big hole on the side of the building. It looked like a vehicle had actually driven through the building.”

But minutes later, that all changed as Britt says the fire spread quickly and the building when up in flames.

“I was sitting on the other end of town and I heard a loud explosion. I [came] out on the street and I [saw] a bunch of smoke at that point,” Chadbourn Police officer Johnathan Driggers said.

Officer Driggers was one of the first people on the scene. As soon as he got there he searched to see if anyone survived the blast…

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Mary Knox Statement on $400k in Out-of-State Money Entering Contra Costa District Attorney Race

MARTINEZ, CA— In light of recently reported contributions from an out-of-state PAC funded by George Soros, Mary Knox, Candidate for Contra Costa District Attorney released the following statement:

“An Out-of-State Billionaire is now spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in an attempt to influence voters and drown out the voices of local donors in the District Attorney’s race. “ said Mary Knox, Deputy District Attorney and Candidate for District Attorney, “Our grassroots campaign has deeply resonated with Contra Costa voters who want to see our DA focused on restoring safety and reducing crime. It’s clear that my campaign has made an impact that is now driving out-of-state spending in this race. I remain focused on ensuring our message reaches voters across our county.”

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

Naked Man Shot After Stabbing at California Restaurant

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say a security guard shot and killed a man who crashed his car into a building, stripped off his clothes, ran across the street and stabbed someone at a McDonald’s.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say after the stabbing the man tried to attack the guard, who opened fire Sunday in Palmdale.

KABC-TV reports Monday that the stabbing victim, identified as a man in his 80s, is expected to recover.

The attacker, who has not been identified, died at a hospital.

The security guard, who works for a private firm, was not hurt.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

New York to Investigate Social Media Channels Used by Buffalo Shooter

May 18 (UPI) — New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday that her office will investigate social media channels used by Buffalo shooting suspect Payton Gendron.

James announced on Twitter that the investigation will encompass platforms “including but not limited to” Twitch, 4chan and 8chan which Gendron, 18, allegedly used to “plan, promote and stream” the shooting at a Tops grocery store that killed 10 people.

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

Pentagon Confirms UFOs Are Real

Why did the establishment and the legacy media flip from treating the entire UFO subject with scorn and ridicule to treating it with the utmost seriousness?

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

‘Steele Dossier’ Firm Pushed Journalist to Spread Incorrect Trump-Russia Theory: Witness

WASHINGTON, DC — Members of the research firm that commissioned the infamous “Steele dossier” met with a journalist to spread an incorrect theory linking Donald Trump and Russia after learning about it from former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, a meeting participant testified Wednesday.

The testimony from Laura Seago, a former analyst at the Fusion GPS research firm, came after the judge in the case ruled that special counsel John Durham’s team could present some evidence of Sussmann’s meetings with the company and its associate, former British spy Christopher Steele.

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

Trump-Backed Candidates Dominate in Kentucky Primaries

Three Trump-endorsed Republican representatives won their primaries in the state of Kentucky on Tuesday.

Representatives Thomas Massie, Andy Barr, and Hal Rogers each won by wide margins following their endorsements by the former President.

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

Twitter Will ‘Enforce the Merger Agreement’ With Elon Musk After Deal on ‘Hold’ Due to Number of Bots on Platform

Twitter’s board of directors said on Tuesday that it will close the transaction and “enforce the merger agreement” between the tech giant and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who initiated a takeover last month.

Twitter’s board said in a statement to The New York Times that “the board and Mr. Musk agreed to a transaction at $54.20 per share,” and that they “believe this agreement is in the best interest of all shareholders. We intend to close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement.”

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

White Privilege? Young Black Man Who Brutally Assaulted Elderly Vet in Nursing Home Won’t Have to Stand Trial

Jadon Hayden, a 20-year-old black man, was sane enough to record himself savagely beating an elderly, white veteran, 75-year-old Norman Bledsoe, in a Detroit nursing home. He was sane enough to take pictures of himself waving a wad of $20 bills. But a judge has deemed him incompetent to stand trial for his cruel attack.

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

White House Says Disinformation Board Was Paused Because it Was ‘Intentionally Mischaracterized’

Following the revelation on Wednesday morning that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would be pausing the Disinformation Governance Board, the White House stated during Wednesday’s press conference that they didn’t have a hand in that action, and that the board had been “intentionally mischaracterized.”

“DHS said today that they’ll be pausing the Disinformation Governance Board. Did the White House play a role at all in perhaps expressing frustration on how it was rolled out, or express any involvement in how it — whether or not it should be paused? And then also some experts have said that it was sort of set up to fail the way it was rolled out. Do you have a response to that?” one reporter asked.

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

Wife Denies Shooting Co-Worker in Beheading Case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The wife of a New Hampshire man accused of killing her co-worker after he discovered they were texting — and then forcing her to behead him — denied shooting him Wednesday, saying her husband choked and punched her and eventually put his gun into her mouth that night.

“You know that you’re going to die tonight, right?” Britany Barron, 33, testified her husband, Armando Barron, said in September 2020, not long before the two left the house to go to the park where he allegedly used her phone to tell the co-worker to meet her there.

“Don’t do anything stupid or the girls are going to walk into something (expletive) gruesome,” she testified he said as they were leaving. He had sent the couple’s three young children to go to their grandmother’s home next door.

She also testified that just a week earlier, she had told Armando she no longer loved him and wanted a divorce. When he heard that, he grabbed her throat and started choking her, saying, “Are you serious?”

Britany, who asked a prosecutor in the Keene courtroom to address her by her maiden name, Mitchell, denied early in her testimony that she was the one who shot Jonathan Amerault, as a defense lawyer alleged during opening statements Tuesday. She pointed to her husband as the shooter.

Barron pleaded not guilty to killing Amerault, 25. He acknowledged in court Tuesday that he had struck Britany, broke her nose, attempted to strangle her, and kicked Amerault in the head.

Prosecutors allege that Armando Barron, 32, used his wife’s cellphone to lure Amerault to the park just north of the Massachusetts state line the night he discovered the texts, assaulted Amerault and tried to force his wife to shoot him. She refused. He also forced her to stand on his neck and slit his wrists, they said. Armando Barron eventually forced Amerault into the back of the victim’s car and had his wife drive it 200 miles (322 kilometers) to a remote campsite…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

A Tale of Two Cities: In Port Dover, Freedom-Loving Bikers Welcomed; In Ottawa, They’re Demonized

On a glorious spring day in May that felt more like July thanks to temperatures topping 30ºC, tens of thousands of motorcyclists descended upon Port Dover, Ont. last Friday — yet another telltale sign that, slowly but surely, things are getting back to pre-COVID normal.

The Friday the 13th gathering in Port Dover goes back some four decades. Nothing can stop this tradition of bikers coming together to celebrate life, liberty, and freedom — even though it seems that “freedom” is the new F-word for certain people.

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

Alberta Premier Mocks Biden for Refusing Canadian Oil: ‘You Don’t Need the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet to Patrol the Great Lakes’

One of the most frustrating aspects of the Biden administration — and Lord knows there are a lot of things that infuriate people about them — is the way the U.S. went from a net energy exporter to record high gas prices and a reliance on oil imported from other countries.

The administration knows exactly what it’s doing. The White House has acquiesced to the environmental lobby, and the end game is a push for “green energy” that’s both infeasible and expensive, at least right now. But that hasn’t stopped the drive to punish Americans who haven’t followed the administration’s flippant advice to buy an expensive electric vehicle.

In the meantime, until all you rubes go electric, the administration is looking to nations that are hostile to American values like Venezuela and Iran. If we must import our oil, why not get it from North America? I’ve written before about one Canadian official who has invited the U.S. to buy oil from our friendly northern neighbors, and this week the premier of one Canadian province (like the governor of a state) spoke to a U.S. Senate committee to make the same offer.

Lest you read “Canada” and think of Justin Trudeau clamping down on free speech or Quebec making life a living hell for the unvaxxed, it’s worth noting that Premier Jason Kenney of Alberta is part of the province’s United Conservative Party, and his province is Canada’s heartland, far more conservative than the urban elites in Toronto and Montreal.

And Kenney didn’t just make the case for oil imports from Canada; he also slammed the Biden administration’s energy policies when he spoke to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Monday.

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

Breaking: Jason Kenney Steps Down as Premier of Alberta

Despite winning the United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership review with 51.4% of the vote, Jason Kenney has announced he is stepping down as premier of Alberta.

The UCP received thousands of ballots from members tasked with determining the premier’s political future.

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

Canadian People’s Party Leader Says He’s Thankful He Didn’t Cave in to ‘Pressure’ to Get COVID Shots

(LifeSiteNews) — People’s Party of Canada (PPC) leader Maxime Bernier proclaimed over the weekend that he is happy he made the “rational” decision to not get “their” COVID vaccines.

“Despite all the pressure, coercion and persecution from authoritarian governments, I freely made a rational decision not to get their ‘vaccine.’ It’s my body,” Bernier tweeted Sunday.

“I am still alive and in great shape!”

For well over a year, Bernier has been vocal against both COVID lockdown rules as well as mandates imposed by the Canadian federal and provincial governments.

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

Federal Lawyers Want Tamara Lich Back in Jail for Accepting Freedom Award

Crown lawyers want to see Freedom Convoy organizer Tamara Lich sent back to jail for accepting an award from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF).

Lich is scheduled to receive the organization’s George Jonas Freedom Award on Jun. 16, but Ottawa prosecutors are arguing that doing so is a breach of her bail conditions.

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

Google Warns Online News Act Would Give Feds “Unprecedented Control”

US tech giant Google has blasted the Trudeau government over a federal plan to regulate online news, calling it a sweeping attempt to impose government control over the web.

Vice President and Managing Director of Google Canada Sabrina Geremia warned in a lengthy post on Monday that Bill C-18 — also known as the Online News Act — would give the federal government “sweeping new powers” to regulate news content.

“The bill gives the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) unprecedented, sweeping new powers to regulate every aspect of the Canadian news industry,” wrote Geremia.

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Pierre Poilievre Introduces Bill to Prevent Federal Vaccine Mandates

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre continues to fight for the freedom of Canadians who lost their human rights when a federal vaccine mandate was put in place.

Those who are unvaccinated still face discrimination, with those 12 years and older barred from boarding domestic or international flights in Canada.

Mr. Poilievre hopes to have a bill passed that would prevent further discrimination and restrictions over those who have been afflicted with the vaccine passports.

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Still No RCMP Arrests in Coastal Gaslink Terror Attack

Three months after a violent terrorist attack on a Coastal GasLink work camp near Houston, B.C., the RCMP has yet to announce any leads or arrests — this despite witnesses coming forward and a team of 40 RCMP investigators assigned to the case.

In February, a mob of approximately 20 masked people reportedly attacked security guards with axes, smashed their vehicles’ windows and destroyed heavy equipment at a natural gas pipeline site in a remote corner of the province.

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Trudeau-Funded Journalist Calls for Gov’t to Go Beyond Freezing Bank Accounts for Anti-Gov’t Protesters

(LifeSiteNews) — A journalist working for a news outlet whose owner received millions from the Trudeau government in taxpayer bailouts called for harsher action to be taken against political dissenters.

A journalist with the Winnipeg Free Press, an outlet whose owner, FP Newspapers Inc., received $6.2 million in taxpayer funds from the Trudeau government during COVID, told the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) that “it’s not just enough to freeze bank accounts” of those who “harass” public officials.

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Austria Supports Expanding TAL Oil Pipeline in Effort to Break Russian Energy Dependence

The Czech Republic could further reduce its dependence on Russian oil after Austria agreed to expand the Transalpine Oil Pipeline (TAL) capacity, said Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala.

The Czech leader said that Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer has voiced his support for the project, which transports crude oil from Trieste, Italy, to Central Europe. On Tuesday, Fiala welcomed Nehammer to a meeting in Prague.

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Beer Bottle Shortage for Summer Season, German Breweries Warn

Germany’s brewers have warned that there might not be enough beer bottles for this coming summer season, the country’s media reported on Wednesday.

“We will see shortages by summer at the latest,” Holger Eichele, the chief executive of the German brewers’ federation (Deutsche Brauer-Bund), told German newspaper Bild, adding that the situation is “extremely tense.”

Stefan Fritsche, deputy chief of the Berlin-Brandenburg Brewers’ Association, said the paucity of bottles mainly affected small and mid-sized breweries. “This is threatening the diversity of the Germany beer market.”

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Brexit’s Farage Warns Finland and Sweden NATO Admission is a ‘Mistake’

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has warned that it may be a mistake for NATO to accept the applications from the traditionally neutral Scandinavian countries of Finland and Sweden into the Western military alliance as it further builds the risk of the west being drawn into a hot war.

The parliament of Finland voted overwhelmingly to back the country’s bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Tuesday, with Finnish MPs backing the measure by a margin of 188 to 8. The move follows the Swedish government formally signing their application to join the military alliance.

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Climate ‘Marshall Plan’ — U.N. Joins World Economic Forum Call to End Oil, Gas, And Coal Use

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for an end to oil, gas, and coal use in favor of renewable sources as part of a self-described global climate Marshall Plan.

The veteran Portuguese Socialist spoke ahead of the upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which has already issued its own call for net-zero carbon emissions to be driven by a wider embrace of solar and wind power sources without delay.

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Czechia Hits Out at Hungary’s ‘Unacceptable’ Decision Not to Support EU’s Energy Sanctions Against Russia

Czechia’s Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský has lashed out at the approach of the Hungarian government, which has decided not to support any sanctions aimed at Russian energy exports, calling the country’s position unacceptable.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, the Czech government minister criticized Viktor Orban’s administration and claims Europe needed to be “united more than ever.”

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Exclusive: ‘The Federalists and Globalists in Brussels Do Not Accept Diverging Opinions, ‘ Says Vox Vice-President Jorge Buxade

Why did Vox not participate in the Conference on the Future of Europe, whose conclusions were presented in the European Parliament on May 9?

I am a member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and I asked at the beginning of the process to participate but I was unable to do so because of the gender rules. They needed me to be a woman, and I am of course a man, and that is why I could not participate. On May 9, we did not participate in this unacceptable spectacle that took place in the European Parliament because already last week, Vox, together with the entire European Conservatives and Reformists Group, rejected the conclusions of this Conference on the Future of Europe. Fundamentally, it is an anti-democratic process whereby the opinion of a few, chosen by globalist forces under pressure from lobbies, is passed off as the opinion of the citizens.

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French Government to Appeal City’s Move to Allow Burqinis at Public Pools

May 18 (UPI) — One day after lawmakers in Grenoble, France, voted to allow Muslim women to wear burqini swimsuits at state-run swimming pools, the French government said it will appeal the decision.

The French Interior Minister called the move by the city’s mayor Mayor Éric Piolle an “unacceptable community provocation, contrary to our values,” Gerald Darmanin wrote on Twitter.

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Poland Closer to Securing EU Funds From National Recovery Plan

Poland is getting closer to receiving EU funds from National Reconstruction Plan. Polish government spokesman Piotr Müller said in public television news channel TVP Info.

Securing the funds from the National Recovery Plan (KPO) is contingent on the European Union accepting an agreement to liquidate the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court, a project spearheaded by the Polish president.

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Poland and Hungary Find Common Ground on Ukraine and Sanctions as Presidents Meet

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda noted with pleasure that the first foreign visit of recently-appointed Hungarian President Katalin Novak was to Poland and expressed his belief that the pair share the same values.

The long meeting between the two presidents was focused on the discussion about sanctions and stopping the war in Ukraine. Duda expressed his hope that a formula would be worked out which would assure the Hungarians energy security and enable the country to back Russian oil sanctions — he did however admit that Hungary has a more complicated situation with regards to diversification of energy supplies than Poland.

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Turkey Blocks NATO Talks on Finland, Sweden Applications

May 18 (UPI) — Turkey on Wednesday immediately blocked the beginning of NATO accession talks for Finland and Sweden right after they submitted their applications to join the alliance.

During a meeting of NATO ambassadors Turkey said there were issues to work through regarding the two nations joining NATO. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has objected to Sweden giving asylum to some members of the Kurdistan Workers Party or PKK, an organization Turkey considers “terrorist.”

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UK Ignored Islamists to Brand ‘Mainstream’ Right-Wingers as Potential Terrorists — Leaked Review

A leaked review of a UK counterterrorism programme has found that it overlooked radical Islamists while targeting individuals espousing “mainstream” right-wing views as potential threats.

Ordinary right-wingers in the United Kingdom have been reportedly designated as potential terrorists as part of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy while radical Islamists were largely ignored, a leaked report has found.

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UK: George Monbiot Says Farming Should be Abolished to Save the Planet: Climate Change Activist Says Meat Can be Replaced With Lab-Grown Food Like Protein Pancakes

Environmental campaigner George Monbiot has claimed farming should be abolished because meat can be replaced with food made out of lab-grown bacteria.

Writing in his latest book, the Guardian columnist said the world must do away with meat and dairy production because it is a ‘phenomenally profligate’ way to produce food.

The writer, who describes farming as the ‘most destructive force ever to have been unleashed by humans’, argues meat producers will not be able to sustainably keep up with the increase in global food demand.

He suggests that the world should look at newer methods, including creating industrial quantities of protein powder using bacteria which can be used to make food such as ‘protein pancakes’ instead.

[Comment: George Monbiot is a moon bat.]

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UK: London Mayor Sadiq Khan Could Lose Policing Powers Amid Home Office Review

London’s Sadiq Khan may soon lose influence over policing in the city — presently one of his key responsibilities — after a reviewer was told to examine stripping the leftist mayor of some of his powers.

The spotlight has fallen on leftist mayor Sadiq Khan’s track record on law and order again, with the Home Office Secretary Priti Patel telling an independent review that they should look at possibly taking away policing powers from the Labour party politician.

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UK: Protests Disrupt Gala Dinner at Africa Energies Summit

Protests have disrupted the gala dinner at the Africa Energies Summit, with a group of Extinction Rebellion activists attaching themselves to Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street restaurant.

A statement from the activist group said that at 5:30 pm it had taken action to prevent the dinner.

Schlumberger sponsored the dinner. XR said the company provided “technologies and services to help fossil fuel companies increase their oil and gas extraction in over 120 countries”.

Conference organiser Frontier Energy cancelled the dinner as a result. The organiser said the decision had been taken after discussions with the Metropolitan Police, the restaurant and sponsor.

“It is with great regret that we have been strongly advised to cancel the Gala dinner this evening as we cannot guarantee the safety of the delegates due to protestors at the dinner venue,” Frontier said.

Six members of XR glued themselves to the doors and windows of the restaurant.

The XR statement cited one protester, Amelia Halls, as saying Africa was responsible for only 2% of global emissions.

At the same time, the continent “is experiencing some of the worst impacts of climate and ecological breakdown”.

Halls went on to say: “Companies such as Schlumberger are profiting from the death and suffering their actions are causing, and we cannot stand by and watch this happen.”

Second day

This is the second day that protests disrupted the Africa Energies Summit. On Tuesday, as the conference opened, a group of protesters stood across the doors. Some members of the group climbed the façade, setting off smoke and daubing fake oil on the front of the hotel.

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US Pushes EU to Bypass Nations Blocking Ban on Russian Oil

Those following current European politics will be familiar with a number of recent examples for the currently dominant liberal elite’s approach to changing rules, if rules prevent them from getting their way.

One of the most recent and still ongoing examples is the attempt to abolish the institution of the veto in almost all policy areas, which would in turn enable the European Parliament’s left-wing majority to essentially reshape the continent’s political landscape in their own progressive image without any opposition. Yet, there are signs that Brussels not only has the full support of the current Biden administration on its way to achieving a left-dominated superstate, but its policies are directly shaped in line with Washington’s geopolitical interests.

According to a Reuters report, the White House may have found a way to bypass some member states’ opposition to the Russian oil and gas embargo that Brussels is trying to implement in order to starve Moscow of vital income.

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Ukraine: Hundreds more Ukrainian soldiers were evacuated from Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant and taken as prisoners to Russian-held areas of Ukraine, Moscow said. Russian prosecutors called for the regiment that was holed up there to be declared a terrorist organization.

A 21-year-old Russian soldier pleaded guilty to shooting an unarmed civilian in Ukraine’s first war-crimes trial on Wednesday.

NATO: Sweden and Finland formally applied to become members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Leaders from the two countries visit the White House on Thursday to discuss a path forward with President Biden. Turkey’s president repeated his resistance, after setting out demands.

Europe: The EU proposed to provide up to $9.5 billion in funding to help Ukraine pay its bills through 2022.

Washington: The U.S. resumed operations at its embassy in Kyiv. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the U.S. would likely prevent U.S. investors from receiving payments on Russian debt.

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Taiwan Combines Vaccine Passport With Digital ID Number

Taiwan’s digital COVID-19 certificate, used to verify testing and vaccination status, will now include the individual’s national ID number, reported the Taipei Times.

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said that the digital vaccine certificates, rolled out on January 1 this year, will now include the national ID number, and it will require insurance companies to allow residents to use Covid certificates to make claims.

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New South Wales Begins Digital Birth Certificate Program as Part of Digital ID Push

As part of the big global push to digital ID systems, the Australian state of New South Wales’ government has contracted Thoughtworks, a Canadian tech company, to develop a digital birth certificate system. The plans started last year, when the NSW government announced it was consulting about Digital Birth Certificates as part of its “Government Made Easy” plan.

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MasterCard Introduces Controversial Biometric Payments That Require a Face Scan

Amid privacy concerns, payments giant Mastercard is rolling out the controversial biometric payment systems, allowing users to pay with the wave of a hand or a smile at a camera.

The payments giant said it is rolling out the biometric checkout programs to speed up checkout time and reduce queues. It also claims that biometric systems are more secure and hygienic than debit and credit cards.

“Once enrolled, there is no need to slow down the checkout queue searching through their pockets or bag,” Mastercard said while introducing the controversial tech. “Consumers can simply check the bill and smile into a camera or wave their hand over a reader to pay.”

Mastercard will begin testing its biometric checkout systems in Brazil, at five St Marche stores in the city of Sao Paulo. Interested users can register their biometrics via an app or in a store through Mastercard’s partner Payface.

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Award Winning German Author Expresses Deep Concerns About Mass Immigration

A famous German author criticized his country’s open borders immigration policy, asserting, “while respecting other cultures, I would still like to keep my own.”

Award winning writer and physician, Uwe Tellkamp made the comments during an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung in which he expressed concern about Germany’s demographic future in light of mass migration.

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Biden Urges Americans to Reject Same “Replacement Theory” He Once Advanced

President Joe Biden urged Americans to reject the same demographic “replacement theory” that he once cited as a “source of our strength” and something to be “proud of.”

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Nearly 1,000 Illegal Boat Migrants Land in Britain in Just Four Days

Calm seas and warm weather conditions have seen nearly 1,000 illegal boat migrants cross the English Channel since the weekend, with another 300 arriving on Tuesday as the Rwanda scheme continues to fail to act as a deterrent.

So far this year, over 8,500 illegals have reached the UK via the waterway, after over 600 landed over the weekend and around another 300 arriving on Tuesday, The Telegraph reported.

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Pregnant Woman Kicked in Stomach by Migrants During Attack on French Tram

A very pregnant young woman was brutally attacked by African suspects who kicked her in the stomach aboard a tram in France last week, according to reports.

The horrifying incident unfolded at around 11 p.m. on Saturday night in Montpellier, a large city in the department of Hérault.

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UK: Priti Patel Says ‘Work is Taking Place Right Now’ on Removing First Migrants to Rwanda as She Pushes Ahead With Scheme to Issue One-Way Tickets to the African Country After 900 Cross the Channel in Four Days

Priti Patel today met with Rwanda’s foreign minister as she vowed to push ahead with her plans to relocate migrants to the east African country after more than 900 crossed the Channel in just four days.

The Home Secretary hosted Dr Vincent Biruta to discuss the new £120m scheme to send those migrants who arrive in Britain illegally on a one-way journey to Rwanda.

Their meeting came as it was revealed that 907 people arrived in Britain after crossing the Channel between Saturday and Tuesday.

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(Trailer #3): On May 20, We Begin to #ExposeTheReset

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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Counter-Protesters Swear and Scream at Pro-Life Families During Victoria, B.C. March for Life

This past Thursday over 500 people gathered to attend Victoria B.C.’s first March for Life since 2019. A prayer service at Central Baptist Church and a mass held at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Cathedral kicked off the event before the crowd of pro-lifers marched from Centennial Square to Victoria’s Parliament building to hear speeches.

Rebel News was on-site while the group of peaceful pro-life protesters, a large portion of which were children and teenagers, were heckled by counter-protesters and bystanders who uttered profanities and condemned them for advocating for the rights of the unborn.

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Dr. Robert Malone Leads Thousands of Scientists in Calling for a Total End to ‘Orchestrated’ COVID Crisis

(LifeSiteNews) — A group of 17,000 physicians and medical scientists led by Dr. Robert Malone has issued a declaration affirming that “the [COVID] state of medical emergency must be lifted, scientific integrity restored, and crimes against humanity addressed.”

This Global Covid Summit is identified on its website as “the product of an international alliance of doctors and scientists, committed to speaking truth to power about Covid pandemic research and treatment.”

Presented by the group in a May 11 press conference, this comprehensive, brief, and candid declaration condemns “the disastrous COVID-19 public health policies” that have resulted from “a corrupt medical alliance of pharmaceutical, insurance, and healthcare institutions, along with the financial trusts which control them.” This alliance has been “protected and supported by a parallel alliance of big tech, media, academics and government agencies who profited from this orchestrated catastrophe.”

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Federal Judge Rules Indiana School Must Allow Transgender Student to Use Boys Restroom

A federal judge is standing by a previous ruling that an Indiana transgender student must be allowed to use the boys restroom.

Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, an Obama appointee, has denied a motion from the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville to put on hold a previous injunction forcing John R. Wooden Middle School to allow the transgender student to use the boys bathroom, WTHR-TV reported.

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French City to Replace Mother and Father With ‘Parent 1’ ‘Parent 2’ On Civil Documents

In an effort to become more inclusive and welcoming to LGBT people, the French city of Marseille is moving to scrap mother and father from civil documents and replace the terms with “parent 1” and “parent 2”.

The city of Marseille is moving to update its civil status forms, such as administrative documents and marriage certificates, to become “more inclusive, in coherence with the law” according to deputy mayor Jean-Marc Bonnaffous.

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‘Go to Hell,’ ‘Utter Filth’: Abortion Advocates Left Hateful Messages After Firebombing of Pro-Life HQ

MADISON, Wisconsin (LifeSiteNews) — Radical pro-abortion advocates shared their hatred for the pro-life cause by leaving a series of rageful voicemail messages for the pro-life Wisconsin Family Action pro-life headquarters that was defaced and set ablaze over Mother’s Day weekend.

In the messages, which were obtained by Babylon Bee’s non-satire sister organization Not The Bee, opponents of protections for the unborn expressed their rage using hateful rhetoric loaded with religious language.

Angry pro-abortion advocates bizarrely accused pro-lifers of “following the f***ing devil,” and told people seeking protections for the unborn to “Burn, little Jesus freaks.”

One called pro-lifers “utter filth of the planet,” suggesting that “whoever set that fire is a true American patriot,” and expressing his wish that the pro-lifers would get cancer and die.

In another recording, a person accused pro-lifers of “trying to hurt, control, break or kill people by imposing their sh**** beliefs on everyone else.”

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Philly Schools Reportedly Encouraged Teachers to Attend Trans Sex Conference

The Philadelphia school district’s diversity office reportedly encouraged its teachers to attend a transgender conference where they were exposed to explicit presentations about kinky sex, masturbation and adult toys.

The district’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion sent educators invitations to “learn more about the issues facing the trans community” at the Trans Wellness Conference in July 2021, conservative activist Christopher Rufo said.

The district “encouraged teachers to attend a transgender conference on ‘kink,’ ‘BDSM,’ ‘trans sex,’ ‘bigger d**k energy,’ and ‘banging beyond binaries,’“ he said on Twitter.

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Pro-Abortion Activist Tells Congress That Men Can Give Birth, Receive Abortions

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing about abortion access as the world awaits for the Supreme Court’s decision that’ll likely decide the fate of Roe v Wade.

A portion of the hearing strayed from biological women and touched on the topic of reproductive rights for transgender people. The Executive Director for the pro-abortion group Avow, for instance, stayed her beliefs that men can bear children.

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South Carolina Governor Signs Law Keeping Men Out of Women’s Sports

COLUMBIA (LifeSiteNews) — On Tuesday South Carolina became the latest state to keep gender-confused males out of sporting events designed specifically for females, with Republican Gov. Henry McMaster signing H4608.

Dubbed the Save Women’s Sports Act, H4608 requires that publicly-sponsored athletic and sporting teams intended for females not be open to males, and that teams intended for males not be open to females unless the school in question has no female team.

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Tax-Funded Toronto Festival for Kids Features Drag Queen ‘Storytime’ And ‘Queer’ Concert

TORONTO (LifeSiteNews) — A children’s festival taking place this weekend in Toronto is slated to feature drag queens reading to children and a “queer songbook orchestra” concert for kids.

Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre is hosting a “multidisciplinary festival for children” this weekend called “JUNIOR,” funded in part by taxpayer dollars through the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. The festival, which is marketed to kids “ages 4—14,” features a “Storytime” event in which men dressed in drag read to children and a “queer” concert that promotes “the 2SLGBTQ+ community.”

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University of Illinois Chicago Wants to Cancel the Word ‘Obesity’ Because it’s ‘Racist’

The woke police are coming for the term “obesity.”

The University of Illinois Chicago’s school of public health published an article by a dietitian claiming the medical term is “racist” and should be replaced with the wordy term “people with larger bodies.”

Author Amanda Montgomery, RN, argued that race scientists used “fatness and differing body characteristics” to classify black people as “less civilized” and “as a way to justify slavery, racism and classism, and control women,” according to her health brief, entitled “Addressing weight stigma and fatphobia in public health.”

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Watch: Mother Cut Off at School Board for Reading ‘Profane’ School Assignment Given to 15-Year-Old Daughter

As parents across the nation grow more and more vocal about their opposition to woke curriculum like critical race theory and gender indoctrination, a case in Nevada shines a new light on how truly disturbing some classrooms have become.

While a school board in Tennessee was busy banning a Pulitzer Prize winning Holocaust novel, the Clark County School Board in Nevada shunned a mother raising concern over a pornographic assignment.

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Western University Deletes Pro-LGBTQ Post Depicting Women in Hijabs Following Backlash From Muslim Community

An image posted to Instagram by Western University depicting two women in hijabs about to kiss was deleted after being deemed “inappropriate” by the Muslim community.

On Tuesday, social media was flooded with posts marking “International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia,” also known as “IDAHOTB.”

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Woman Skateboarder Blasts Red Bull for Letting Biological Male Dominate Women in Competition

Skateboarder Taylor Silverman took to Instagram on Wednesday to call out Red Bull for allowing a biological male to compete against female athletes at a recent skate contest.

In the post, Silverman issued her statement on the matter, and also included an email she sent to Red Bull Senior Sports Marketing Manager Erich Dummer.

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/18/2022

  1. After the triumph of feminism, women are looking for real men
    By: Lars Hedegaard 16 May 2022

    It was 2004. My translation of Ibn Warrak’s book Why I Am Not a Muslim had just been published and I had managed to get Fay Weldon to write a foreword. She also came to Copenhagen to speak at the launch of the book.

    Something she said has stuck in my mind: for women, being dominated by men is sexually appealing. However, this statement was not published in the media, even though Weldon was a world-famous writer.

    Weldon had allowed herself to refer to what she apparently perceived as biologically determined behaviour. Women want men who are men, not creatures with male genitalia, but who try to make themselves feminine and allow themselves to be guided by emotion when life demands logic, empiricism and consistency.

    Feminism began as a revolt against power structures that an intellectual elite of women found intolerable. No one should prevent them from showing their naked breasts on the beach or in the park. And who can blame them for wanting to be free? It didn’t take many years, however, for feminism to go from being a fringe position – a new and welcome rebellion against something that deserved to go under – to becoming society’s dominant ideology. Today, there is no political party that does not profess feminism. Feminist rulers are frantically looking for misogynistic injustices that must be punished with state subsidies, but the more oppression there is, the more vehement they become.

    Meanwhile, generations of men have been trained to become cowards, adopt feminine behaviours and suppress their instincts as best they can. They have learned to be cowards.

    To these men’s surprise, they do not impress women who praise them for their femininity but do not want to have sex with them. They will do the same with tough men from the Arabian desert, whom they therefore – by voting for humanist parties – import in abundance.

    Whether women will be happy with their choices is unknown. Having mourned male domination and biology, you will hear no more from them. They will live a life as if they were women in the Middle East and Africa, and there will no longer be men to defend them. They have spent decades eliminating such men.

    I am reminded of a sergeant from the Danish forces on Kypros whom I met in 1964. He had no diplomas, but a wisdom that transcended miles of customs: when a woman meets a man, she begins to change him. And if she wins, she is lost.

    • This has already started a long time ago. Even in the last century, Yin-Yang was out of balance.
      Somewhere I read that in the East they believe that if we have more Yin, we incarnate in this world as girls, if Yang, as boys.
      When I was young, I was probably too Yin – a very uninitiative girl. But there was a problem… Young men looked at me, but did not come up, everyone was waiting for some lively girl to “throw a lasso on them.” By some miracle, I managed to get married – I met an pushing young man. July marks 30 years since the wedding.
      Something has been wrong for a long time. It is necessary to “reboot” the whole world.

  2. In Australia we all had to have an electronic ID to get our vaccine pass and access to government services. You don’t exist here without an electronic government ID.

  3. No NATO nuclear weapons in the country!

    ———-
    The Swedish Bomb – part 1
    The Bomb in Stockholm’s
    Basement (secretly the 4th largest nuclear armed nation)
    24 juni 2021 – Historic Wings

    https://youtu.be/0t4H0-Zb53Y

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    The Swedish Bomb – part 2
    The Bomb in Stockholm’s
    Basement (secretly the 4th largest nuclear armed nation)
    24 juni 2021 – Historic Wings

    https://youtu.be/SDQP0MSN3mk
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    Ågestaverket: Sweden’s First Nuclear Power Plant
    21 aug. 2020 – AE Laboratories

    https://youtu.be/QnoCO8P24a4
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