Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/22/2022

A gunman on a train in New York City shot a fellow passenger dead as the train pulled into a Manhattan subway station. The killer fled the train at the station, and police are still searching for him.

In other news, Belgium has become the first country to implement a mandatory 21-day quarantine for anyone who is infected with monkeypox.

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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
» SWIFT Begins Preparing for Centrally-Controlled Digital Currencies
 
USA
» “Come on WSJ, Put Your RINO Hatred of Me Away … Our Country is Going to Hell!!!” — President Trump to Wall Street Journal
» 78,000 Pounds of Infant Formula Arrives in US
» Antifa Shooter Sentenced to 120 Days in Jail, Five Years of Probation for 2020 Shooting at BLM Riot
» Balcony Burglar Breaks Into NYC Apartment, Stabs Husband to Death: NYPD
» Biden Says Rising Monkey Pox Cases ‘Something to be Concerned About’
» Florida Man Sues Facebook for Banning His Account
» Husband, Wife Injured in Bear Attack After Animal Breaks Into Home, Authorities Say
» Lincoln Memorial Closed After Partying Elite College Grads Trash Shrine on Eve of Centennial
» Man Shot Dead in Unprovoked Q Train Attack Over Manhattan Bridge: NYPD
» Mook Spooked: After Outing Hillary Clinton as Being Behind the Trump-Russia Lie, Some Fear Robby Mook’s Days Are Numbered
» Most Americans Say Things Going Badly Under ‘Distracted’ And ‘Incompetent’ Biden: Poll
» Nolte: New York Times Baffled by ‘Seismic Hit’ To Public School Enrollment
» NYC Mayor Eric Adams Says Online Platforms Need to Use AI to Censor
» NYPD Urgently Search for Suspect Following Fatal Shooting on NYC Subway
» Police Make Arrest in Fatal Stabbing of Man in Flushing, Queens
» Poll: Majority Have an Unfavorable View of Critical Race Theory
» Sen. Johnson Says Sussmann Trial Reveals Corruption of Clinton’s 2016 Campaign
» Truth Social is Now Available Through the Web, Opening Up to Millions More People
 
Canada
» Are Vaccine Mandates Going Away? We’ve Got 100 Million Reasons Why They Won’t
 
Europe and the EU
» Breaking: Antifa Protests WEF in Davos
» Claim: Half of European Buyers of Russian Energy Have Opened Ruble Accounts
» Exclusive: “Yielding of Sovereignty is Considered the Crime of High Treason” — Archbishop Vigano on Nation States Handing Over Sovereignty to the WHO
» Exposed: NYT Editor Invited to WEF Pressed by Avi Yemini
» Germany Prepares for Gas Rationing as Russia Cuts Off Supplies to Finland
» Irish President Decries Musk Twitter Takeover as ‘Form of Dictatorship’
» Orban, Bolsonaro, Farage Addressed US Conservative Conference in Budapest
» Poland’s Average Corporate Wage Up 14.1 pct y/y in April — Stats Office
» ‘Risk of Monkeypox Vaccine Complications Almost as Great as Risk of Getting Disease’
» ‘There Will be More Cases’ — W.H.O. Joins Chorus Warning About Monkeypox as Belgium Confirms Compulsory Lockdown
» Trump Describes Fight Against ‘Communism’ In CPAC Hungary Address
» UK: Farnborough Airport Shutdown: Extinction Rebellion Protesters Block Entrance to Passengers
» UK: London Council Claimed Three-Month-Old Babies Are Racially Biased: Report
» UK: Man Who Had ‘Extremely Harmful’ ISIS Terrorist Manuals Jailed
» WEF Reports: Saudi Prince Plies the Public With Free ICE Cream
 
North Africa
» “They Consider Us Inferior and Want to Rule Us”: The Persecution of Christians, April 2022
 
Russia
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
» Russia-Appointed Head of Occupied Ukraine Town Wounded in Blast
 
Far East
» Pope Francis Says Nothing as the CCP Arrests Catholic Leaders in China and Hong Kong
 
Immigration
» Poland Accepts Over 3.5 Million Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started
 
Culture Wars
» “Hate Speech: “ Facebook Censors Senator Marsha Blackburn for Saying Biological Males Shouldn’t Compete in Women’s Sports
» Ex-Tucson High School Counselor Who Promoted School Drag Show Accused of Sex With 15-Year-Old Student
» Watch: Texas Teachers Told to Hide Students’ Preferred Names, Pronouns From Parents
» YouTube CEO Promises to Tackle “Misinformation” To Win Over Corporate Cash
 

SWIFT Begins Preparing for Centrally-Controlled Digital Currencies

SWIFT, a platform that facilitates cross-border payments, has announced that it has begun testing cross-border payments using central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

“We’re collaborating with @Capgemini to explore how SWIFT can interlink the multiple domestic-based #CBDC networks emerging worldwide to make cross-border payments with #DigitalCurrencies more seamless & frictionless,” the organization wrote on Twitter.

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

“Come on WSJ, Put Your RINO Hatred of Me Away … Our Country is Going to Hell!!!” — President Trump to Wall Street Journal

President Trump was on a roll this morning. He released a couple of ‘Truths’ on his Truth social media site.

He started off with the truth about what is going on in the GOP’s Senate race in Pennsylvania. After nearly a week, we still don’t have the final results of that election.

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

78,000 Pounds of Infant Formula Arrives in US

A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children.

President Joe Biden authorized the use of Air Force planes for the effort, dubbed “Operation Fly Formula,” because no commercial flights were available.

The formula weighed 78,000 pounds (35,380 kilograms), White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One as Biden flew from South Korea to Japan.

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

Antifa Shooter Sentenced to 120 Days in Jail, Five Years of Probation for 2020 Shooting at BLM Riot

Antifa shooter Samuel Young will get no prison time after being found guilty of several criminal charges for a July 2020 shooting on an Aurora, Colorado highway that injured two.

Young, 24, was sentenced to 120 days in jail followed by five years of probation, reported FOX31 Denver. He’s credited for the 50 days he’s already served in jail.

Earlier this year, Young was convicted of seven felonies: two counts of second-degree assault, four counts of attempted manslaughter, and a single count of illegally discharging his gun.

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

Balcony Burglar Breaks Into NYC Apartment, Stabs Husband to Death: NYPD

A suspect scaling apartment building balconies in the middle of the night broke into a third floor unit and stabbed a Queens man to death, police said.

The intruder surprised a couple in the top-floor apartment, entering through a balcony window around 2 a.m. Sunday, according to authorities.

Police said the wife sleeping inside was startled awake and managed to get away, but her husband was not so lucky. The 35-year-old suspect allegedly stabbed the man multiple times with a sharp object.

Then the suspect tried to make his escape. Police said he fled and jumped down to the second-floor balcony and tried to enter that apartment as well, but the people inside called 911…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Says Rising Monkey Pox Cases ‘Something to be Concerned About’

President Joe Biden says the possible spread of “monkey pox” worldwide is of concern.

“They haven’t told me the level of exposure yet, but it is something that everybody should be concerned about.”

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

Florida Man Sues Facebook for Banning His Account

A man from Florida is suing Facebook’s parent company, Meta, for a maximum of $8,000 after he was banned from Facebook for commenting “in jest” to a “close personal friend.” The lawsuit was filed in Pinellas County Court’s small claims division.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff, Walter “Wally” Moran was banned on May 15, “within moments” after making a joke to a friend.

“naw. You know I’d bust your balls if you put this post out here, lol! Talk about a target ripe environment!” Moran wrote.

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

Husband, Wife Injured in Bear Attack After Animal Breaks Into Home, Authorities Say

MEDFORD, Wis. (WSAW/Gray News) — A Wisconsin couple is recovering after a bear attacked them while they were inside their home.

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office reports a husband and wife called deputies on Friday night to inform them of what happened.

The couple said the incident started when they noticed a bear outside of their home eating from a bird feeder, as reported by WSAW.

They opened a window and yelled for the bear to go away. However, the bear then turned and charged at the house. The couple said it broke through a window and into their home.

Deputies reported the man and woman said they tried to fight off the bear while stabbing it with a kitchen knife.

Eventually, the husband was able to retrieve a gun, and he shot and killed the bear, according to the sheriff’s office. The couple was injured and suffered several bites in the attack. Their children were also home, but they were sleeping and unharmed.

Authorities said the bear was an adult female and appeared to have one cub nearby…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Lincoln Memorial Closed After Partying Elite College Grads Trash Shrine on Eve of Centennial

The Lincoln Memorial was closed to visitors Saturday by the National Park Service after graduates of an elite college, reported to be Georgetown University, trashed the memorial with broken wine bottles, spilled champagne and litter. The trashing comes on the eve of next weekend’s 100th anniversary of the memorial’s dedication.

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

Man Shot Dead in Unprovoked Q Train Attack Over Manhattan Bridge: NYPD

A man died Sunday after he was struck in the chest by a fellow straphanger who pulled a gun and fired at close range in a shooting authorities called unprovoked.

The shooting occurred on a northbound Q train traveling across the Manhattan Bridge around 11:45 a.m., police said at a news conference.

Witnesses told police the suspect paced back and forth in the train’s last car before displaying a firearm and shooting a 48-year-old rider “without provocation.” There’d been no prior contact between the two men, they said.

Police said the gunman fled the Q train after it pulled into its next stop at the Canal Street station. Officers were called to the station where they discovered the victim with a gunshot wound to his torso.

Emergency crews rendered aid and transported the man to Bellevue Hospital where he later died from his injuries, police said. His identity was being withheld pending family notification…

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Mook Spooked: After Outing Hillary Clinton as Being Behind the Trump-Russia Lie, Some Fear Robby Mook’s Days Are Numbered

On Friday former Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook testified that Hillary Clinton personally approved of pushing the fake Trump-Russia bank lies to the media. Today some people think Robbie may want to watch his back.

After years of claiming that Russia was working with candidate and President Trump to steal the election from Hillary Clinton (a totally insane proposition), Hillary’s Campaign Manager on Friday said that Hillary approved pushing lies regarding the Russia collusion sham story.

Over the weekend people started sharing their concerns for Robby Mook throwing Hillary under the bus.

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

Most Americans Say Things Going Badly Under ‘Distracted’ And ‘Incompetent’ Biden: Poll

Americans by large majorities are fed up with how President Biden is running the country and have little faith that things will get better soon — sentiments that could prove disastrous for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections, according to a poll released Sunday.

Nearly 8 in 10 voters — 77% — say things in America are going “somewhat” or “very” badly, 69% think the economy is “fairly” or “very” bad, and 56% disapprove of how Biden is handling his presidential duties, according to a CBS News/YouGov poll.

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

Nolte: New York Times Baffled by ‘Seismic Hit’ To Public School Enrollment

“No overriding explanation has emerged yet for the widespread drop-off” in public school enrollment, the far-left New York Times laughably writes.

“Gee, whatever could have caused that? Did anything unusual happen in the last two years?” asked Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey.

Yeah, a real head-scratcher.

Why would parents not want to send their kids to public schools?

Anyone have any ideas?

Baffling.

Real mystery.

Is Sherlock Holmes available?

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

NYC Mayor Eric Adams Says Online Platforms Need to Use AI to Censor

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has used this month’s Buffalo shooting to call for more social media censorship.

Speaking live on PIX11’s Morning Show, Adams was asked by the host Hazel Sanchez what could be done about regulating social media.

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

NYPD Urgently Search for Suspect Following Fatal Shooting on NYC Subway

Police are urgently searching for a suspect who allegedly shot a 48-year-old man on a Manhattan-bound Q train at Lower Manhattan’s Canal Street station.

The incident occurred around 11:42 a.m Sunday morning, and the suspect fled the area.

The victim received a gunshot wound to his chest. He was rushed to nearby Bellevue Hostpial, but died. No one else was killed or wounded in the shooting.

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

Police Make Arrest in Fatal Stabbing of Man in Flushing, Queens

NEW YORK— Police are investigating a deadly stabbing in Queens.

The incident happened just after 2 a.m. on Sunday on 57th Road in Flushing.

Police said the 41-year-old victim, identified as Yat Wong, was stabbed multiple times, and died at the scene.

Investigators said they saw the suspect climbing down a balcony and arrested him. Yang Zhang, 35, was charged with murder and burglary.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Poll: Majority Have an Unfavorable View of Critical Race Theory

Most Americans have an unfavorable view of Critical Race Theory (CRT), a survey from The Economist/YouGov found.

The survey, taken May 15-17 of this year among 1,500 U.S. adults, asked respondents whether they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of CRT.

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

Sen. Johnson Says Sussmann Trial Reveals Corruption of Clinton’s 2016 Campaign

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson said the revelations coming out of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann’s federal trial are laying bare the level of corruption in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, the DC swamp and the media.

In stunning testimony last week, Robby Mook, the campaign manager for Clinton, told jurors that she “agreed” to feed the since-debunked allegations connecting the Trump campaign to the Kremlin-linked Alfa Bank to the media.

“We’ve known for quite some time that the Hillary Clinton campaign paid for the Steele dossier. But now we are finding out that the whole Alfa Bank hoax … was all made up,” Johnson of Wisconsin told host John Catsimatidis on his WABC radio show on 770 AM.

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

Truth Social is Now Available Through the Web, Opening Up to Millions More People

President Donald Trump’s TRUTH Social has launched a web app, meaning it is now available to more users, not just iPhone users. The company had announced the beta testing of the site the previous week.

Truth Social announced the web app via a notification to existing users on iOS devices.

“TELL YOUR FRIENDS,” the notification read. “The Truth Social Web App is now available,” the notification continues and includes a link to the web app.

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

Are Vaccine Mandates Going Away? We’ve Got 100 Million Reasons Why They Won’t

If Trudeau’s vaccine procurement for the next few years is any indication, the vaccine mandate for air and rail travel and for federally regulated industries is here to stay.

A response to an inquiry of ministry, posed by Conservative MP Kelly Bock from the Saskatchewan writing of Carlton Trail— Eagle Creek, shows that the feds plan to purchase about 182 million COVID-19 vaccine doses over the next two years.

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

Breaking: Antifa Protests WEF in Davos

Antifa protesters are demonstrating against the global elites that have gathered at the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Switzerland.

“We all live in a terrorist regime” the protesters chanted outside the WEF’s meeting on Sunday afternoon in Davos, Switzerland, demanding “climate justice now!”

The WEF paints itself as a benevolent international organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, that brings together political and business leaders each year to discuss major issues that impact the global economy. 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.

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

Claim: Half of European Buyers of Russian Energy Have Opened Ruble Accounts

Around half of the European customers of Russian energy giant Gazprom have opened euro-ruble accounts, according to Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Novak has claimed that half of the 54 companies across Europe that buy natural gas from Gazprom have opened a “k account” — a scheme that allows companies to get around Western sanctions and effectively pay for gas in rubles.

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

Exclusive: “Yielding of Sovereignty is Considered the Crime of High Treason” — Archbishop Vigano on Nation States Handing Over Sovereignty to the WHO

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano provides a memo this morning warning of the dangers of handing over individual nation-state sovereignty to the WHO. This is an act of treason by these nation-states.

Archbishop Vigano is a world leader with the courage to stand up to the globalists who are attempting to take over the world. He provides a letter to the people of the world this morning.

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

Exposed: NYT Editor Invited to WEF Pressed by Avi Yemini

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting kicks off today in Davos, Switzerland, where the 1% of the 1% will be discussing how the earth’s seven billion other inhabitants should live. The Forum doesn’t come without controversy, though from within Davos their hypocrisy isn’t widely reported, and it’s not only the mainstream media to blame for that.

To attend the WEF’s gathering requires an invite, with additional fees on top of that, and passes range in cost from $26,000 to $600,000. This prevents independent media from getting inside the events. Although the WEF doesn’t hide their agenda, they must not want to be held accountable live on camera.

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

Germany Prepares for Gas Rationing as Russia Cuts Off Supplies to Finland

German industry is reportedly preparing to institute gas rationing in Europe’s largest economy as Vladimir Putin’s Russia cut off shipments to Finland, which has launched an application to join the NATO military alliance.

The Federal Network Agency of Germany, locally known as the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), is reportedly drafting action plans to implement gas rationing in response to Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s demands that unfriendly nations purchase natural gas from Moscow in rubles rather than Western currencies such as the dollar or euro.

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

Irish President Decries Musk Twitter Takeover as ‘Form of Dictatorship’

Ireland’s leftist president has decried the purchasing of social media companies by billionaires like Elon Musk as a “form of dictatorship” on a TV station owned by the Irish state.

Ireland’s President Michael D Higgins has once again barged into the conversation surrounding the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk, saying that the ability of billionaires to buy social media giants and control how content is controlled on those platforms represents an “absurd form of dictatorship”.

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

Orban, Bolsonaro, Farage Addressed US Conservative Conference in Budapest

Former Republican senator Rick Santorum, British politician Nigel Farage, and Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, in their addresses to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Budapest on Thursday, emphasised their faith in God and their values based on patriotism and the family.

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

Poland’s Average Corporate Wage Up 14.1 pct y/y in April — Stats Office

Poland’s average corporate gross wage rose by 14.1 percent year on year to PLN 6,626.95 (EUR 1,428) in April 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Friday.

In monthly terms, the average wage fell by 0.6 percent.

Economists polled by PAP expected an 12.6-percent annual increase in the corporate wage in April and a 1.9-percent monthly decline.

April’s corporate employment increased by 2.8 percent year on year to 6,496,600 and by 0.2 percent month on month.

This compares to the economists’ expectations of a 2.8-percent annual rise in employment and a 0.1 monthly increase.

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

‘Risk of Monkeypox Vaccine Complications Almost as Great as Risk of Getting Disease’

The monkeypox virus has emerged in the Netherlands. Minister Kuipers has labeled it a group A-disease and vaccines are being deployed. Group A-diseases are infectious diseases for which the doctor must immediately report to the state if the diagnosis has been made. But are they safe?

Website Medicinfo writes the following about the monkeypox vaccine: “The disease can be prevented by avoiding contact with animals such as monkeys, squirrels and other animals. The monkeypox infection can be partially prevented by vaccination. However, the risk of complications from the vaccine is almost as great as the risk of developing the disease. A mass vaccination program against monkeypox is not practical because the disease is rare. The smallpox vaccine offers some protection against monkeypox.”

Medicinfo was founded in 2000 by health insurers and home care organization Thebe. In more than 20 years, Medicinfo has grown into a developer of personal remote care via digital solutions.

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

‘There Will be More Cases’ — W.H.O. Joins Chorus Warning About Monkeypox as Belgium Confirms Compulsory Lockdown

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) on Saturday added its voice to the growing chorus warning about the rise in monkeypox infections, saying it expects more cases to emerge after a handful were detected in the U.S. and Europe.

“The situation is evolving and W.H.O. expects there will be more cases of monkeypox identified as surveillance expands in non-endemic countries,” the W.H.O. said in a statement addressing the outbreak.

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

Trump Describes Fight Against ‘Communism’ In CPAC Hungary Address

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has described how his country is facing the issues of “socialism” and “communism” in his surprise address to CPAC Hungary.

In a surprise address to the conservative CPAC conference taking place in Hungary on Friday, former U.S. President Donald Trump described how both his nation and the world were facing the issues of “socialism” and “communism”.

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

UK: Farnborough Airport Shutdown: Extinction Rebellion Protesters Block Entrance to Passengers

Europe’s largest private jet facility has gone to a standstill after protestors blocked entrances at the airport in Hampshire this morning [Sunday, May 22]. Extinction Rebellion Stirling tweeted: “In the early hours of the morning, people from Extinction Rebellion blocked the key entrances to Farnborough Airport, Europe’s largest private jet facility, demanding the UK government stops private flights now.”

Today’s demonstration is not the first time protestors have blocked entrances to Farnborough Airport.

The activists also took to the airport yesterday, May 21, as they demand an end to private flights and tax-free fuel for the rich.

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

UK: London Council Claimed Three-Month-Old Babies Are Racially Biased: Report

A council in London previously claimed that babies as young as three months old are racially biased, a report has uncovered.

Islington Council in London has in the past published claims that babies as young as three months old can show racial bias, demanding that extremely young children should be talked to about the issue of “race”.

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

UK: Man Who Had ‘Extremely Harmful’ ISIS Terrorist Manuals Jailed

A man who possessed “extremely harmful” ISIS manuals has been jailed, the Met Counter Terrorism Command has said.

Nuh Raheel, 20, was jailed for three-and-a-half years in a youth offenders’ institution, with a one-year extended licence period.

During a pre-planned search of his Birmingham home in October 2020, officers discovered Daesh — Islamic State — publications on a phone which was hidden under a mattress.

Raheel previously pleaded guilty to five charges five charges of collecting information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism and was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on May 20.

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

WEF Reports: Saudi Prince Plies the Public With Free ICE Cream

Forget the degrading rules for women in Saudi Arabia. Never mind the indentured servitude of foreign workers. Kindly overlook the murder of journalists, sexual minorities and regime critics.

Have some rocky road!

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

“They Consider Us Inferior and Want to Rule Us”: The Persecution of Christians, April 2022

The following are among the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians throughout the month of April, 2022:

The Muslim Slaughter of Christians

Egypt: On April 7, a Muslim man wielding a long knife lunged at and repeatedly stabbed a Coptic Christian priest, killing him. The attack occurred in a crowded street in Alexandria. Fr. Arsenius Wadid, 56, who was leading his church’s youth group on a field trip, was stabbed in the throat three times. Passersby captured the assassin and handed him over to police.

Although the Egyptian media tried to present this tragic assault as an aberration, it is not the first time that Muslims have slaughtered Christian clergymen in Egypt.

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

Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Ukraine: Polish President Andrzej Duda addressed Ukraine’s parliament in a surprise visit to Kyiv and said that only Ukraine should decide any terms upon which it pursues peace with Moscow. He also called for a complete removal of all Russian troops in Ukraine.

A verdict is expected Monday in the war-crimes trial of a Russian tank sergeant who admitted killing a civilian. Witness testimony reconstructed the events leading to the shooting.

The U.S.: Military and diplomatic officials are weighing plans to send special forces troops to Kyiv to guard the newly reopened U.S. Embassy there. President Biden has yet to be presented with the proposal.

Russia: The Russian Foreign Ministry barred more U.S. citizens from entering the country, including actor Morgan Freeman and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, in response to the Biden administration’s sanctions.

NATO: Bids by Finland and Sweden to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization now depend largely on Turkey’s president. Sweden’s application stirs painful questions for many Swedes over whether a paragon of global peacebuilding can also participate in a nuclear-armed alliance.

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

Russia-Appointed Head of Occupied Ukraine Town Wounded in Blast

KYIV (Reuters) -The Russian-appointed head of the occupied Ukrainian town next to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant was injured in an explosion on Sunday, a Ukrainian official and a Russian news agency said.

Andrei Shevchik, who was named mayor of Enerhodar by Russia following its occupation of the town, was in intensive care following the blast, Russia’s RIA news agency said, citing a source in the emergency services.

“We have accurate confirmation that during the explosion the self-proclaimed head of the ‘people’s administration’ Shevchik and his bodyguards were injured,” Dmytro Orlov, who Ukraine still recognises as the legitimate mayor of the town said in a post on the Telegram messaging app.

Orlov wrote on Telegram on Sunday evening that Shevchik had been taken to the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol to recover from his injuries, and that he would be temporarily replaced as leader of the town.

Reuters could not immediately establish what caused the explosion…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Pope Francis Says Nothing as the CCP Arrests Catholic Leaders in China and Hong Kong

Pope Francis remains silent as the CCP arrests and imprisons Catholic leaders in China and Hong Kong.

Where is Pope Francis? Why is he not leading the efforts to implement and support religious freedom in China and Hong Kong?

Last week the Cardinal in Hong Kong was arrested by the new head of the country who is a CCP plant. Pope Francis said nothing.

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

Poland Accepts Over 3.5 Million Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 3,532,000 people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

According to the SG, on Saturday, Border Guard officers carried out nearly 23,000 border checks on people entering Poland from Ukraine, and by 7:00 a.m. on Sunday the number of arrivals had reached 5,700 people.

The Border Guard also said that on Saturday 33,200 people had left Poland for Ukraine.

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

“Hate Speech: “ Facebook Censors Senator Marsha Blackburn for Saying Biological Males Shouldn’t Compete in Women’s Sports

Facebook censored a post by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) where she said biological males should not compete in female sports. Facebook claimed the post violated its hate speech policies.

“Biological men have no place in women’s sports,” Blackburn wrote on her personal Facebook account, which has more than 150,000 followers.

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

Ex-Tucson High School Counselor Who Promoted School Drag Show Accused of Sex With 15-Year-Old Student

A former Tucson High School counselor who promoted the school’s “First Annual Drag Show,” is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) Child Sexual Assault Unit (CSA) received a report of an inappropriate relationship between Zobella Brazil Vinik, 29, and a student off campus on May 3, TPD said in a statement. Detectives investigated the claim, and a search warrant allegedly “revealed inappropriate messages between the two that supports a sexual/romantic relationship,” News4Tucson reported. Vinik turned herself in on May 11, and by May 13, the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) released a statement saying Vinik was removed from campus and placed on administrative leave — she resigned the next day, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

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

Watch: Texas Teachers Told to Hide Students’ Preferred Names, Pronouns From Parents

A Texas school counselor has confirmed that teachers were told to hide information about a child’s preferred pronouns from parents.

The revelation comes after a January Daily Caller report found Round Rock Independent School District in Texas told teachers not “out” their students to parents. The district responded to parents concerns by saying it includes parents in child training.

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

YouTube CEO Promises to Tackle “Misinformation” To Win Over Corporate Cash

YouTube’s CEO is continuing to position the Big Tech platform as a direct competitor to legacy TV, as she commits to censoring more content to win over big advertisers who want “safe,” conformist content.

During its Brandcast presentation that took place last week, YouTube claimed it is now a direct competitor to traditional TV.

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  1. After the start of the so-called “special operation in Ukraine,” the cost of office paper increased by 3-4 times. It’s all about the bleaching agents that were supplied from the EU and the sanctions.
    Now paper has appeared under the brand name “Eco” in a tone similar to packaging. But at a price like pre-sanction. I look at this paper and think: will my customers consider it a sign of disrespect if I print accounting documents on it?

  2. BOOM! Caught Red Handed Planning Monkeypox Pandemic

    https://rumble.com/embed/v12vra7/?pub=4

    BOOM! The Public Health Mafia is caught red handed planning another ‘outbreak’ from which they can terrorize the public and make bank.

    First half is a review of monkeypox over the years and the second half is the BOOM!

    • I think there is a monkey travelling internationally having gay sex with humans while they sleep. Wasn’t that how AIDs started? Gay monkey sex.

  3. In Orel, a court sentenced 25-year-old Afghan-born Zainab Sadat to seven years in prison, who killed her classmate who refused to marry her.
    According to investigators, the girl met a young man in 2019. They both came from Afghanistan to enter the Oryol Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to Sadat, in 2020, a young man had sexual intercourse with her against her will. At the same time, according to the laws of their country, sexual intercourse before marriage is severely punished.

    The young man promised the girl to marry, but he never kept his word. During the investigation, Sadat admitted that she thought about suicide, because the young man blackmailed her, threatening to send intimate photos that he took on the phone, demanded money and beat her several times.

    In June 2021, a young man came to Sadat’s room on the fifth floor of the hostel. The cadets quarreled, after which the guy allegedly hit her in the face and stomach, and then raped her. The girl took a knife and stabbed the young man lying on the bed three times in the chest.

    After deleting compromising photos from his phone, she fled to Moscow, where she was detained. At the first interrogation, Sadat confessed to the murder and spoke about the motive for the crime.

    The forensic medical examination confirmed the version of the suspect. Abrasions and bruises from at least five blows were found on the girl’s body.

    The court found that at the time of the murder, a native of Afghanistan was in a state of passion. Taking into account the illegal and immoral behavior of her countryman, the court appointed Sadat seven years in prison.

    https://lenta.ru/news/2022/05/23/orel/

  4. I don’t know if this is fake or true.
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    https://t.me/BelayaRysOficial/2736

    Surrendered from AzovStal:
    US General Eric Olson, British Lieutenant Colonel John Bailey and four NATO military instructors.
    “Voyenkor” interviewed them
    What’s going on in Mariupol?
    It turns out that leaks about the presence of NATO officers and other foreign military personnel were blocked for a reason: the Russian Defense Ministry is preparing a big press conference on the situation in Mariupol. Whom did the Russians catch there? Hold on and don’t fall:
    – instructors in urban combat with human shield tactics from civilians – IDF employees from Israel (envoys of Ukrainian oligarchs of Jewish origin tried to ransom them – they came to Moscow, but were refused);
    – senior French military intelligence officers who trained the Ukrainian-National Battalions in the use of anti-tank systems, counter-battery systems and aerial reconnaissance from copters (which is why Macron called Putin every day, begging to release his fellow citizens through “humanitarian” corridors – by sea to Turkey);
    – employees of the German intelligence BND – they provided counterintelligence of the front and front zones (hence the scandalous behavior of German Chancellor Scholz, who today began to poke Putin);
    – Specialists of the British intelligence SIS, better known as MI6; they were not only in Mariupol, but also in Kyiv – the head of the Zelensky Office, Andriy Yermak, who personally oversees all the bloody fakes like Bucha, Kramatorsk and the impending provocations in Irpen and other places (Chernihiv and Sumy regions) receives instructions from them; MI6 also provides security for Zelensky, counterintelligence inside his headquarters and communication with world leaders through closed channels of satellite communications (the frenzy of Britain, especially its wild media, does not even need an explanation).
    Actually, in order to disrupt any possible exposure of the catastrophically cynical participation of the West in this war, Buchi and Kramatorsk are taking place, new terrible terrorist attacks and provocations are being prepared. There is a fierce struggle for the case of the Mariupol captives – soon, we hope, we will see all this, just on the eve of the “cooking” of the giant Donbass cauldron, where the main units of the Russian army are now being gathered. It seemed to some that the Russian Federation was losing ground (for example, to many of our people in Russia), but it seems that the situation is changing in favor of the Russian Federation.
    We hope that the Mariupol case is not a fake. In any case, it is difficult to explain why the universal howl is because of him, and especially in the West…
    Now tell me.
    Who is Russia fighting with?
    with Ukraine? It seems that this is the Third World War.
    We are at war with the united forces of the WEST.

    • Russia should not have invaded Ukraine and you Russians would not be in this mess which is about to get worse, since you bloody Russians solve war problems by throwing as many bodies as it takes to win. Yeah, I get it, Ukraine was emboldened by the WEF folks and Putin screwed up by not going after them and their families instead he invaded a country he was ill prepared to take on.

      • Strange, stupid and unfounded claim. You should have understood by now from talking to me that I don’t play games with imposed rules.
        I do not know what’s going on. I do not see a side to which I would like to join. The “collective West” has zero appeal at the moment.
        But the historical projections (to which you refer) have been preserved, although behind them there is complete emptiness.

        • The claims are true as they have been proved true by time, and happenstance. As for sides? The west is getting weaker by the day and the so called rulers think they will survive the coming economic mess of their making. The Ruskies on the other hand will probably weather the storm a lot better than us in the west.

  5. It is hard to know…

    This much I do know, is there has been many credible reports and evidence that western governments have people on the ground in Ukraine supporting the war. As an example, a senior correspondent for Le Figaro, which is France’s oldest national newspaper and one that is highly regarded returned from Ukraine in April and insisted that the Americans are in Ukraine and in charge of the war effort, as noted here in his tv interview and tweets for example:

    https://newspunch.com/french-reporter-back-from-ukraine-says-americans-are-in-charge-of-the-war/

    • There are over 200,000 US and western vets and walked off the street types that are in Ukraine according to a US vet org. More are coming, especially those with certain skill sets.

  6. This whole war makes me sick.

    It easily could have been avoided, and once started a reasonable peace agreement could have been readily arrived at. But corrupt influences wanted this war and manipulated Putin into it, and once in, want to do everything to escalate and prolong it.

    It has caused so much death and suffering already, and that includes not only the many civilians but also the soldiers, and all their affected families, and not only since Feb but since 2014 when the fighting began with the assaults by Azov.

    Unfortunately many people in the west do not understand fully what is happening because of the propaganda and censorship we have here. For background I wish everyone in the west would watch Oliver Stone’s documentary “Ukraine on Fire”, which can be found here:
    https://banned.video/watch?id=62293b42456fae60bcdda47f

    And I wish people would consider credible voices outside the controlled corporate media narrative, such as hearing Lara Logan, a well known international and war correspondent who worked for CBS for nearly two decades and also for Fox. For example, at the 7:14 mark of this following interview, she states:

    “We are fighting the same battles all over the world.
    To pretend that this war is about Russia and Ukraine is just a bare faced lie. If Putin has been warning for 15 years that he is not going to stand by while the globalists take over the world, build bioweapons facilities and whatever else they are doing in Ukraine…
    Ukraine has been the center of money laundering for many of the leaders in this country for how long? Billions of U.S. dollars have been laundered through Ukraine, and we say nothing about it. These are our tax dollars…”
    https://yournews.com/2022/03/21/2317136/watch-video-theres-so-much-misinformation-weve-never-really-seen/

    And there are plenty of other credible people who have spoken about this, including the Archbishop Vigano, the Vatican’s former Nuncio (Ambassador) to the U.S. in his declaration on the Russia-Ukraine Crisis:
    https://anglican.ink/2022/03/08/archbishop-vigano-warns-the-west-over-snap-judgments-about-ukraine/

    Another honest and brave reporter I wish westerners would expand their minds to include information from include Robert Perry, an investigative journalist based in Washington, D.C. who is best known for his disclosures about the Iran-Contra scandals in the 1980s, who runs the news site consortiumnews.com whose reporting especially early on in the war was enlightening, but who continues to give doses of reality to English speaking readers.

    But there are many. People in the west need to expand their news sources beyond the tightly controlled main stream media which so often misleads, and also listen to the mainstream news with a doubting and questioning mind or it will come back to bite us big time.

  7. The documentation is pretty strong the U.S. government working through agencies including the CIA and State Department instigated and supported the Color Revolution in Ukraine in 2014. Ever since globalist conspirators with their allies and pawns in the U.S. and other governments have been plotting to ensnare Russia in a war with Ukraine, first arming and training Ukraine then supporting them once Putin so easily fell into their trap.

    I think one end-game is to get globalist control over Russia’s central bank, which is one of the only remaining banks under it’s country’s control verses under the control of international bankers. They want Putin ousted and to get a leader in who will take the actions they want.

    If one looks at all the countries the globalists have used the U.S. to overthrow, it is countries that controlled their own central bank and banking system, and once overthrown, the banking system and central bank was placed under the globalist, international bankers control. This includes overthrowing Khadhafi in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, the attempt to do so with Syria, and I think they are working on that game plan with Russia, and they are willing to make the Russian people suffer and be hurt as much as needed to foment the desired change, as well of course as the Ukrainian people. They got control of Ukraine’s central bank under Zelensky and causing the color revolution and getting Zelensky in power helped them achieve that.

    I think they are also happy to use this war to help better subject the west, which I think they will partly do through overextending western countries in deficit spending on this war along with war-exasperated supply chain problems, preparing for a future economic collapse or massive inflation they can then use for their own purposes. I don’t know, but I think they are using everyone against each other in this war to achieve their own ends, which will be bad for everyone.

    • If Putin were smart, he would go after Soros and other WEF types and their families, really put the fear of the old KGB into them. That would stop this mess in a hurry.

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