Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/23/2022

The Manhattan subway shooter that fatally shot a fellow passenger on Sunday morning is still at large. The New York Police Department, however, has definitively identified him as Andrew Abdullah, who has a record of 19 prior arrests.

In other news, the Wuhan Institute of Virology has reportedly carried out gain-of-function research on monkeypox.

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

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Financial Crisis
» HSBC Suspends Head of Responsible Investing Over ‘Nut Job’ Climate-Alarmist Comments
» Hundreds of UK Grocery Items More Than 20% Pricier Over Last Two Years: Study
» Lagarde Calls for Crypto Crackdown, Says They’re “Based on Nothing”
» President Biden Seems to Praise High Gas Prices as ‘Incredible Transition’ Americans Must Go Through
» Stagflation Fears Rising, With 77% of Investors Forecasting Economic Storm
 
USA
» An Appeals Court Finds Florida’s Social Media Law Unconstitutional
» Arizona Sheriff’s Office Investigating Active Organized Voter Fraud in Yuma County
» BLM Gave $200,000 to Chicago Group Whose Leader Calls Cops ‘Pigs’
» CDC Now Recommends COVID Testing for All Domestic Air Travel, Including the Vaccinated
» Chicago Cops Team Up With FBI to Create Fake Social Media Profiles
» Chicago Man Charged With Fatally Shooting Driver in the Eye in Irving Park
» DeSantis Beats Trump in Preferred GOP Presidential Candidates Poll
» Ex-Fox News Reporter Calls Out Tucker Carlson and Says White House Needs to Confront Social Media to Stop Disinformation Online — With Violators Sent to Jail or ‘Something Worse’
» National School Boards Association Draft Letter Asked for ‘National Guard’ To Combat Parent Uproar
» New Jersey Sued for Illegally Concealing Election Records Policy
» NYC Parents Want in-Person Meeting With Mayor Over Toddler Mask Mandate: “Our Calls Have Gone Unanswered”
» ‘People’s Convoy Declares Victory’
» Philadelphia Reimposes School Mask Mandate
» Rapidly Increasing Surveillance Products Used to Tackle Gun Crime Are Raising Privacy Concerns
» Ready for Ron PAC Urges DeSantis to Run for President in 2024
» Suspect in New York Subway Shooting Had 19 Prior Arrests
» US Postal Service Wants to Provide Digital ID and Collect More Biometric Data
» Washington Dem Socialist Congressional Candidate Calls for Breaking Into Empty Homes
 
Canada
» Breaking: Trudeau Heckled by Indigenous Protestors in Kamloops
» Data Shows Jews in Montreal Targeted During Quebec’s Strict COVID Curfew
» Federal Public Sector Unions Say Vax Mandate “Now is Unreasonable”
 
Europe and the EU
» Breaking: Avi Yemini Confronts WHO COVID Guru in Davos
» Climate Protesters Say WEF Meeting is a “Corporate Disneyland”
» Czechia Only Has Enough Food Reserves to Last One Day in an Emergency
» Czechia: 2% of GDP Will Go to Defense Spending by 2024
» Day 1 in Davos: Using AI to Usher in a ‘Safe Digital Future’
» Equality Lounge in Davos Requires Three Jabs for Entry
» Expert: Monkeypox Likely Spread by Sex at 2 Raves in Europe
» Found: Davos’ Private Airport and Carbon Tonnes of Climate Hypocrisy
» France: Le Pen and Zemmour Attack the New Education Minister
» Meet the Globalists: Here is the Full Roster of Davos 2022 Attendees
» Posobiec Gives Details of Davos Detention
» ‘The Future is Built by Us’: Klaus Schwab Kicks Off World Economic Forum’s 2022 Davos Meeting
» The EU Supports the ‘Homogenization’ of Europe’s Peoples, Says Hungarian Justice Minister
» The WEF’s Climate Agenda in Their Own Words
» ‘This is a Nightmare Scenario’ — Senior Polish MEP Slams EU Agenda to Remove National Veto Problems
» UK: ‘Anti-Woke Views’ Allegedly See Black Conservative Blocked From Priesthood
» UK: Convicted Paedophile Stabbed His Own Grandfather to Death as He Lay in Bed After Discovering He Was Accused of Sexually Abusing Girls, Court Hears
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Activist Paul Sheeky in Court for Road Blocks
» UK: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Reminiscent of Nazi Germany, Claim Anti-Brexit Campaigners
» Ukraine Must Become an EU Member, Says Polish President Duda in Ukraine’s Parliament
» WEF Reports: Armed Security and Exclusion Zones for Privacy-Conscious Elites in Davos
» WEF Reports: Heavily Armed Snipers Guard Elites in Davos
» WEF’s Klaus Schwab Loses the Love of the Climate Change Mob
 
Russia
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
» YouTube Has Deleted Over 70,000 Ukraine War Videos
 
Far East
» China Outraged Over Biden’s ‘Commitment’ To Send America’s Military to Defend Taiwan
» Report: Wuhan Bio Lab Carried Out Gain of Function Research on Monkeypox Virus
 
Australia — Pacific
» Freedom of Speech Needs “Recalibration” — Aussie Commissioner Sparks Outrage at WEF
 
Immigration
» Rejected Asylum Seekers Should Receive Same Social Benefits as Unemployed, Says Germany’s Top Union Boss
» Senator: Southern U.S. Border Resembles a “War Zone”
» UK: ‘Red Wall’ Conservative MPs Warn Govt ‘Drastic Increase’ In Immigration Breaks Promises to Voters
» UK: Stowaways in Lorries Cause Thousands of Tons of Food to be Destroyed Over Contamination Fears
 
Culture Wars
» Breaking: State Farm Terminates Partnership With ‘Gendercool’ According to Internal Memo
» Canada: Children Given Puberty Blockers Prior to Medical Consultation Due to High Demand
» Male Teacher Brags About Wearing Women’s Underwear to School, Coming Out as Non-Binary to Students
» Man Who Attacked Dave Chappelle Admits Being ‘Triggered’ By LGBTQ Jokes
» Mind Your Language: U.N. Scolds ‘Homophobic and Racist’ Monkeypox Coverage
 

HSBC Suspends Head of Responsible Investing Over ‘Nut Job’ Climate-Alarmist Comments

HSBC has reportedly suspended a senior executive after he questioned the risk climate change plays on financial markets, arguing investors shouldn’t worry about it, according to Financial Times.

Stuart Kirk, global head of responsible investing at HSBC Asset Management, told an audience last week in London at a Financial Times Moral Money conference, “there always some nut job telling me about the end of the world.”

The title of Kirk’s presentation — “Why investors need not worry about climate risk” — referred to climate crisis warnings as “unsubstantiated, shrill, partisan, self-serving, apocalyptic warnings are always wrong.” He called out central bankers and the UN for exaggerating the financial risks of climate change.

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

Hundreds of UK Grocery Items More Than 20% Pricier Over Last Two Years: Study

Via The Epoch Times

Consumers have seen the price of hundreds of popular grocery items rise by more than 20 percent over the last two years alongside a drop in supermarket discounts and budget ranges, a study has found.

Which? found that the price of 265 groceries soared by more than a fifth at the same time as the availability of supermarket discounts and budget ranges—upon which consumers are increasingly relying—fell.

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

Lagarde Calls for Crypto Crackdown, Says They’re “Based on Nothing”

Authored by Tom Ozimek via The Epoch Times

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde has taken aim at cryptocurrencies, arguing in an interview on Dutch television that they’re essentially “worth nothing” as they lack underlying assets “as an anchor to safety” while calling for them to be regulated.

Lagarde made the remarks in an interview on the Dutch television program “College Tour,” due to be released on May 22, according to Politico.

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

President Biden Seems to Praise High Gas Prices as ‘Incredible Transition’ Americans Must Go Through

President Biden said that the country is going through an “incredible transition” away from fossil fuels via the high gas prices being experienced nationwide.

Biden made the statement on gas prices during a joint press conference with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday.

“Here’s the situation. And when it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over,” Biden said, seeming to justify or praise those sky-high prices Americans face at the pump.

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

Stagflation Fears Rising, With 77% of Investors Forecasting Economic Storm

A growing number of economists and money managers are sounding the alarm over a possible return to 1970s-style “stagflation,” as the Federal Reserve moves to tame sky-high inflation.

A majority — about 77% — of investment fund managers now say they see “below-trend growth and above-trend inflation” — aka stagflation — as the most likely outcome for the economy over the next year, according to a recent survey from Bank of America Global Research.

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

An Appeals Court Finds Florida’s Social Media Law Unconstitutional

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Florida law intended to punish social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, dealing a major victory to companies who had been accused by GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis of discriminating against conservative thought.

A three-judge panel of the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously concluded that it was overreach for DeSantis and the Republican-led Florida Legislature to tell the social media companies how to conduct their work under the Constitution’s free speech guarantee.

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

Arizona Sheriff’s Office Investigating Active Organized Voter Fraud in Yuma County

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) announced earlier this month that it is investigating “a recent pattern of fraudulent voter registration forms leading up to the 2022 Primary Election.” The inquest has arisen from the office’s current investigation of “cases of voting fraud from the 2020 General Election.” YCSO is working in conjunction with the Yuma County Recorder’s Office, which is formally documenting all the evidence the probe turns up. As of March, the YCSO says it had 16 open cases related to potential registration and/or voting fraud.

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

BLM Gave $200,000 to Chicago Group Whose Leader Calls Cops ‘Pigs’

FIRST ON FOX: The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation donated $200,000 during its 2021 fiscal year to a Chicago-based nonprofit whose executive director repeatedly has called cops “pigs.”

Equity and Transformation (EAT), established in 2018, is a Chicago-based social justice nonprofit founded “by and for post-incarcerated people,” according to its website. Recently released tax forms for the BLM Global Network Foundation reveal that they gave a “cash grant” of $200,000 to EAT during the 2021 fiscal year.

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

CDC Now Recommends COVID Testing for All Domestic Air Travel, Including the Vaccinated

Authored by Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that all domestic travelers undergo COVID-19 testing before and after they travel — regardless of vaccination status.

In an update on the agency’s website, anyone traveling within the United States may want to consider “getting tested as close to the time of departure as possible,” and no more than three days before a flight. It previously only recommended testing for people who have not received COVID-19 vaccines or up-to-date booster shots.

The CDC update is also recommending that people take a test before or after a trip if they went to crowded spaces “while not wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator.”

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

Chicago Cops Team Up With FBI to Create Fake Social Media Profiles

Chicago police have free rein to use fake social media profiles to spy on people and eventually make arrests. This is seen as a more aggressive and potentially illegal use of social media by law enforcement. Previously, cops scanned social media posts to track down protesters.

Documents obtained by The Intercept revealed that the Chicago Police Department has a task force called Social Media Exploration (SOMEX) that is overseen by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). The team uses fake social media profiles, created by the FBI, to catfish and investigate people.

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

Chicago Man Charged With Fatally Shooting Driver in the Eye in Irving Park

CHICAGO — An 18-year-old Chicago man has been charged with the fatal February shooting of a driver in Irving Park on the Northwest Side.

On Feb. 3, 30-year-old Ryan Balbag was driving with two passengers in the 4000 block of North Pulaski Road when he was shot in the eye, according to Chicago police.

Balbag was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he died two days later, police said.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

DeSantis Beats Trump in Preferred GOP Presidential Candidates Poll

A straw poll conducted among people attending a GOP convention in Wisconsin this past weekend showed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as their preferred presidential candidate, even beating out ex-president Donald Trump.

Indeed, the only two potential candidates who got any relevant number of votes at all were DeSantis and Trump themselves.

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

Ex-Fox News Reporter Calls Out Tucker Carlson and Says White House Needs to Confront Social Media to Stop Disinformation Online — With Violators Sent to Jail or ‘Something Worse’

In the aftermath of the Buffalo supermarket shooting, Carlson has been hit with more allegations that he promotes white nationalist talking points on his show

Cameron earlier said that those who are accused of promoting ‘misinformation’ should be put in ‘jail’

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

National School Boards Association Draft Letter Asked for ‘National Guard’ To Combat Parent Uproar

A newly revealed draft of the National School Board Administration’s infamous letter likening parents to “domestic terrorists” shows that the organization floated an even more alarming request to President Biden: the deployment of “National Guard and its Military Police to certain school districts.”

In an attempt to bring exigency to their request for military deployment, the NSBA went on to label the worrisome parents as “plotters who are targeting schools and educators,” according to Fox News.

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

New Jersey Sued for Illegally Concealing Election Records Policy

Authored by Matthew Vadum via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

An election integrity group is suing New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way for allegedly violating the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by refusing to disclose documentation explaining how election officials resolve duplicate voter registrations.

The Indianapolis-based Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) says it needs to view the documents because recent studies show thousands of New Jersey residents possess duplicate, triplicate, or quadruplicate voter registrations.

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

NYC Parents Want in-Person Meeting With Mayor Over Toddler Mask Mandate: “Our Calls Have Gone Unanswered”

Authored by Bill Pan via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

A frustrated group of more than 200 New York City parents have called the city’s mayor and public health chief to sit down and talk to them about the prolonged mask mandates for toddlers.

Under the city’s public health policy, masks remain mandatory for children aged 2 to 4 in public schools and daycare centers. Mayor Eric Adam’s order to extend the mandate beyond its March expiration was initially struck down by a Staten Island judge, who called it “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable,” but was later restored by an appeals court.

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

‘People’s Convoy Declares Victory’

Truckers leave Hagerstown speedway

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — After only a few days back in the D.C. region, the group of truckers protesting federal COVID mandates calling itself the People’s Convoy has put an end to its protests. In a press release Friday, the convoy “declared victory” and said its leadership would begin transitioning from a national movement to one focused on growth at the state level.

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

Philadelphia Reimposes School Mask Mandate

The Philadelphia school district is reimposing the K-12 indoor mask mandate for students and staff beginning Monday.

Masks will need to be worn in school facilities and while riding on public school transportation.

The decision to resume mandatory masking was made in response to a spike in Covid-19 cases in the region and per the recommendation of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), superintendent William Hite said in a statement Friday.

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

Rapidly Increasing Surveillance Products Used to Tackle Gun Crime Are Raising Privacy Concerns

A company called Evolv Technology has developed an AI system that can scan for weapons. While the system might be more convenient and less obtrusive compared to metal detectors, it raises privacy issues.

As reported by The Washington Post, Evolv’s weapons scanning systems use “active sensing,” which creates images through “a light-emission technique that also underpins radar and lidar.”

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

Ready for Ron PAC Urges DeSantis to Run for President in 2024

A new political action committee has formed attempting to draft Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to run for president in 2024, and it is being run by a Republican consultant heavyweight who has been a veteran of campaigns involving former GOP Presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

DeSantis, running this year for a second term as Florida governor, has consistently led polls among Republican primary voters if Trump isn’t a contender. However, when Trump is included in the polling, DeSantis usually runs a distant second.

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

Suspect in New York Subway Shooting Had 19 Prior Arrests

The sole victim of Sunday morning’s NYC subway shooting has been identified positively as Daniel Enriquez, who lived in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, and worked for Goldman Sachs. He was 48 years old at the time of his untimely death.

The shooter is still at large on New York City’s streets but was identified by the NYPD. The suspect, Andrew Abdullah, has 19 prior arrests. “Abdullah’s previous busts include raps for criminal possession of a weapon, assault, robbery, menacing and grand larceny, the sources said,” the NY Post reports.

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

US Postal Service Wants to Provide Digital ID and Collect More Biometric Data

In a new report on the role of the US Postal Service (USPS) in identity verification, the Office of the Inspector General for the agency has pushed for it to have an expanded role in the collection of biometric data and the rollout of digital ID.

The report suggests extending the provision of in-person biometric data collection to the 4,800 locations where the USPS already provides a Passport Acceptance Service to the US Department of State. It also notes that the USPS could provide biometric and verification services to other government agencies.

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

Washington Dem Socialist Congressional Candidate Calls for Breaking Into Empty Homes

Washington Democratic congressional candidate Rebecca Parson has a bold idea to get Congress to pass housing legislation: have a million people break into empty houses.

Parson, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, is running to represent Washington’s 6th Congressional District. In a video ad, she outlined what she and her followers can do if she wins.

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

Breaking: Trudeau Heckled by Indigenous Protestors in Kamloops

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was heckled by Indigenous protestors during his visit to Kamloops, BC.

On Monday, Trudeau was in Kamloops to attend a ceremony marking the anniversary of the discovery of hundreds of suspected unmarked graves on the site of a former residential school.

At one point after the event, Trudeau was greeted by protestors, who had less than favourable things to say to him.

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

Data Shows Jews in Montreal Targeted During Quebec’s Strict COVID Curfew

For five months during Quebec’s COVID curfew, Rebel News was out sounding the alarm about the targeted harassment from Montreal police towards the city’s Hasidic Jewish population.

Organizations that claim to stick up for Jews were silent. The only time the public heard from these so-called Jewish groups was when they decided to condemn Jews for calling a police officer a Nazi as he was harassing Hasidic Jews at a synagogue, targeting them for observing their religious obligations.

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

Federal Public Sector Unions Say Vax Mandate “Now is Unreasonable”

As legal action continues across Canada over the constitutionality of pandemic measures, three federal public sector unions have said they will now defend their members against the Trudeau government’s ongoing vaccine mandates.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) have all filed grievances against the federal government on behalf of their members, as reported by the National Post.

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

Breaking: Avi Yemini Confronts WHO COVID Guru in Davos

Rebel News’ Australian correspondent tracked down David Nabarro Monday afternoon in Davos, Switzerland at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meetings taking place between May 22 and May 26.

“You are asking questions that I can’t answer,” Nabarro pleaded with Yemini before agreeing to a more formal interview.

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

Climate Protesters Say WEF Meeting is a “Corporate Disneyland”

During the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting, politicians from around the world will be discussing how to fight climate change. The agenda for the conference is full of pledges of “net-zero” and “clean energy.”

However, according to climate protesters in Davos, the WEF’s promises to fight climate change are not genuine. Many believe the WEF Annual Meeting is no more than a “corporate Disneyland.”

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

Czechia Only Has Enough Food Reserves to Last One Day in an Emergency

The Czech Republic currently has stored 13 million daily rations of food in warehouses, which would cover consumption for about 1.3 days in the case of an emergency, while an increase in food stocks for 15 days would cost up to 12 billion korunas (€487 million), Pavel Švagr, chairman of The Administration of State Material Reserves (SSHR), told Czech television on Sunday.

According to Švagr, the previous government decided to increase food stocks from 3 to 15 days at the end of last year.

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

Czechia: 2% of GDP Will Go to Defense Spending by 2024

The Czech Republic should spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense in 2024, which demonstrates Czech meeting its 2-pecent spending goal a full year before it originally planned, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala stated after Saturday’s meeting with an expert team that included President Milos Zeman.

“The expert team of the president of the republic, with the participation of the prime minister, discussed economic issues and foreign policy with an overlap with the energy and food crisis,” said Jiri Ovcacek, the presidential spokesman.

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

Day 1 in Davos: Using AI to Usher in a ‘Safe Digital Future’

Each annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, spearheaded by Klaus Schwab and his puppets, has a different theme. This year, it’s all about gaining trust — oh, we wonder why they feel the need to do that?

The first day of meetings was comprised of many subjects, ranging from the use of artificial intelligence on the street, ushering in a “safe” digital future, to even central bank digital currencies.

Let’s begin by talking about AI on the street.

The WEF’s angle is that as social unrest and organized retail crime has spiked over the last year, many governments and businesses have turned to artificial intelligence, including facial recognition, to bolster law enforcement.

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

Equality Lounge in Davos Requires Three Jabs for Entry

All mindsets are welcome, except for the mindset wherein you honour the medical autonomy and privacy of others.

The hypocritical sign was caught by Rebel News U.K. correspondent Lewis Brackpool, who is on the ground in Davos, Switzerland, this week to cover the World Economic Forum (WEF) the annual meeting of the world’s most powerful string-pullers as they discuss climate change, digital ID, cyber security and the Russian war on Ukraine.

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

Expert: Monkeypox Likely Spread by Sex at 2 Raves in Europe

LONDON (AP) — A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox in developed countries as “a random event” that appears to have been caused by sexual activity at two recent raves in Europe.

Dr. David Heymann, who formerly headed WHO’s emergencies department, told The Associated Press that the leading theory to explain the spread of the disease was sexual transmission at raves held in Spain and Belgium. Monkeypox has not previously triggered widespread outbreaks beyond Africa, where it is endemic in animals.

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

Found: Davos’ Private Airport and Carbon Tonnes of Climate Hypocrisy

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland, where the annual conference of the world’s elites, oligarchs, celebrities and politicians meet to discuss their plans for humanity.

Topics of discussion this year include globalization of the economy, the next pandemic (you knew there would be another!), digital identity, cyber security and the war in Ukraine, as well as the perennial topic of climate change.

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

France: Le Pen and Zemmour Attack the New Education Minister

If it is customary to say that a second mandate never starts with a state of grace, it is even less the case for a new government… especially three weeks before the first round of legislative elections. On Friday 20 May, barely an hour after the announcement of the new government by Alexis Kohler, Secretary General of the Elysée, the new ministers were greeted by a salvo of criticism from the opposition.

It was Islamo-leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who disingenuously complained about the government not being far-left enough, providing a smokescreen for President Macron’s already very far-left choices.

Listing a large part of the new government, the leader of La France insoumise announced his gripes. Jean-Luc Mélenchon pointed the finger at “the main figures of social abuse and ecological irresponsibility” and mocked a “gray and dull” government, composed “without audacity”. But he made sure to praise the new Minister of Education Pap Ndiaye.

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

Meet the Globalists: Here is the Full Roster of Davos 2022 Attendees

The infamous World Economic Forum (WEF) will host its annual meeting in Davos this week, and Jordan Schachtel,via ‘The Dossier’ Substack, is going to make sure you know who is attending the invite-only gathering.

For those of you who are new to this nefarious organization:

The World Economic Forum (WEF), through its annual Davos conference, acts as the go-to policy and ideas shop for the ruling class. The NGO is led by a comic book villain-like character in Klaus Schwab, its megalomaniac president who articulates a truly insane, extremist political agenda for our future.

Heard one of your politicians declaring support for the “Build Back Better” agenda?

How about the “Great Reset?”

All of those bumper sticker political narratives were popularized by the World Economic Forum.

Have you read about the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) movement?

That’s also a WEF favorite.

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

Posobiec Gives Details of Davos Detention

Update (1753ET): Posobiec has detailed what went down, via TPUSA

“The World Economic Forum under Klaus Schwab has its own paramilitary police force called the World Economic Forum Police,” he said.

“Two minivans full of officers, essentially a quick reaction force pop up, everybody storms out, they’ve got MP5s, one of the guys is flagging me… and then each of us was taken, the entire crew — one by one — behind the building and behind this stack of tables, and we were made to empty our pockets, and we were frisked,” he continued.

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‘The Future is Built by Us’: Klaus Schwab Kicks Off World Economic Forum’s 2022 Davos Meeting

The globalist ruling class attending the welcoming remarks on day one of the World Economic Forum’s meeting on May 23 were warmed up with a “nightmare” video montage of social unrest throughout the world — surveillance cameras monitoring the public; riot police beating civilians in the streets; climate catastrophe, China’s COVID zero policy and more.

The video ended on a happy note, following a Zoom meeting and an astronaut in space who called on the world leaders in attendance to take action, “for the future”.

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

The EU Supports the ‘Homogenization’ of Europe’s Peoples, Says Hungarian Justice Minister

The current treaties at the foundation of the European Union go against the principles of national sovereignty, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga said at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Budapest.

“We will therefore say it out loud that the current contractual framework (of the European Union) does not ensure the sovereignty of nation states,” Varga said at the conference. “We see how they work in practice. They do, on the other hand, support the dismantling of borders and, for example, the homogenization of European peoples.”

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The WEF’s Climate Agenda in Their Own Words

The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting official programme began today, and panellists immediately started talking about climate change and how governments can “transition away from fossil fuel.”

Panellists went as far as admitting that there would be “pain in the process” and the executive chairman of the WEF Klaus Schwab claimed that those in Davos can change the future.

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‘This is a Nightmare Scenario’ — Senior Polish MEP Slams EU Agenda to Remove National Veto Problems

The European Commission’s desire for treaty change to overcome the requirement for unanimity on foreign policy decisions is a dangerous trajectory that will limit the sovereignty of smaller EU member states, senior Polish MEP, Prof. Ryszard Legutko, has warned.

When asked about the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s recent remarks on the matter, Legutko responded by claiming the introduction of qualified majority voting to replace unanimity would hurt Central Europe and Poland.

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

UK: ‘Anti-Woke Views’ Allegedly See Black Conservative Blocked From Priesthood

A well known black conservative in the UK has allegedly had his path to the British priesthood blocked over his “anti-woke views”.

A black man in the UK who is well known for his opposition to progressive dogma has allegedly been denied being ordained a priest within the Church of England over his political views.

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UK: Convicted Paedophile Stabbed His Own Grandfather to Death as He Lay in Bed After Discovering He Was Accused of Sexually Abusing Girls, Court Hears

A ‘troubled young man’ fatally stabbed his grandfather in the neck after finding out about sex abuse allegations, a court has heard.

Ben Oliver, himself a convicted paedophile, is accused of murdering 74-year-old David Oliver in his home in Mottingham, south London, on January 19, last year.

The Old Bailey heard how the pensioner was bedbound and immobile after suffering a stroke years before.

Prosecutor Louis Mably QC told jurors: ‘He was attacked and killed as he lay helpless in bed, in his bedroom on the first floor of the house.

‘He had been repeatedly stabbed and slashed with a knife in the face, and in particular in the neck, which had effectively been cut open.

‘It was a brutal attack, plainly carried out with the intention of killing him.’

The prosecutor said the 25-year-old defendant had become ‘very angry’ after learning of allegations against his grandfather of historic sexual abuse of girls.

On the morning of January 19 last year, without warning, he took a kitchen knife, went into the bedroom, and killed David Oliver, the jury was told…

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UK: Extinction Rebellion Activist Paul Sheeky in Court for Road Blocks

A CLIMATE change campaigner who previously spray painted graffiti on the windows of the Warrington Conservatives’ office has been back in court.

Paul Sheeky, an activist in support of the Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain movements, is no stranger to controversial action.

The 46-year-old, of Wellfield Street in Whitecross, was spared jail after appearing before the High Court in December for his role in protests which brought the M25 to a halt.

In an interview with the Warrington Guardian, he explained how he was prepared to be sent to prison in his stand against what he believed was inaction to address the climate crisis.

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UK: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Reminiscent of Nazi Germany, Claim Anti-Brexit Campaigners

A seemingly innocuous video posted online highlighting the erection of Union flags in London to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee has sparked outrage among left-wing campaigners who have accused organizers of emulating Nazi Germany.

Union flag bunting has been unveiled across the United Kingdom to celebrate the Queen’s 70th year as monarch ahead of a four-day bank holiday weekend in Britain in the first week of June.

A short clip of the decorations unveiled down London’s Regent Street published on social media has drawn strong criticism from many who have accused the government of overzealous nationalism, claiming the footage would not look out of place at the rallies of the Nazi party in Nuremberg in the 1930s.

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Ukraine Must Become an EU Member, Says Polish President Duda in Ukraine’s Parliament

During his second visit to Ukraine since the beginning of the war, Polish President Andrzej Duda addressed the Ukrainian Parliament and promised that he would personally do everything he can to ensure that Ukraine becomes a full member of the European Union. He said that his dream was for Poland and Ukraine to be able to build their future together.

Poland’s head of state told Ukrainians that their country must be “rebuilt mainly at the cost of the aggressor, Russia, such are the demands of historic justice. Russia has ruined Ukraine, and it must now pay.”

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WEF Reports: Armed Security and Exclusion Zones for Privacy-Conscious Elites in Davos

“I’m outside the secure zone here in Davos, it’s interesting how the elites who want us to have digital ID, increased surveillance and want to watch our every move, want immense privacy for themselves and have no accountability,” tweeted freelance journalist Sophie Corcoran.

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WEF Reports: Heavily Armed Snipers Guard Elites in Davos

A video posted to Twitter Monday afternoon by Rebel News reporter Jeremy Loffredo shows an armed sniper, in olive drab, perched atop a building in the Swiss town where the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum (WEF) are taking place.

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WEF’s Klaus Schwab Loses the Love of the Climate Change Mob

After years of the World Economic Forum and its head, Klaus Schwab, promoting job-killing, bank-account-draining climate policies like carbon taxes, the climate scare cult is annoyed that enough isn’t being done to please St. Greta Thunberg, patron saint of climate scolding.

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Ukraine: A Russian soldier was convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison in the first war-crimes trial since the invasion began. Witness testimony reconstructed the events leading to the shooting.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said 87 people were killed in a Russian airstrike on the village of Desna last week as he sought to underline the extent of the country’s losses in an address to the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Russian forces have repeatedly failed to make strategic river crossings, hindering the invasion.

NATO: Turkey’s president called on Sweden to lift restrictions on arms sales to Ankara to address the country’s concerns about allowing Sweden and Finland to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Russia: Russian diplomat Boris Bondarev, a counselor at the permanent mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations in Geneva, resigned over Russia’s war in Ukraine, saying he is “ashamed of his country,” in a rare public expression of dissent by a Russian official.

Starbucks said it is closing down its business in Russia after 15 years in the country, while Marriott said it regularly discusses the viability of operations there.

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YouTube Has Deleted Over 70,000 Ukraine War Videos

“YouTube remains the largest video-sharing site up and running in Russia itself,” YouTube’s Chief Product Officer Neil Mohan said to The Guardian this week, describing the platform as a provider of “uncensored” information: “So YouTube is a place where Russian citizens can get uncensored information about the war, including from many of the same authoritative channels that we all have access to outside of the country.”

But while YouTube isn’t censored by the Russian government, content that is allowed on the platform, in relation to the invasion, is heavily limited by the platform itself.

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China Outraged Over Biden’s ‘Commitment’ To Send America’s Military to Defend Taiwan

President Joe Biden on Monday said that the United States intends to intervene militarily in the event that China invades Taiwan, noting that the burden to defend the island nation is “even stronger” following Russia’s military actions in Ukraine.

Biden’s remarks are a reversal of America’s previously ambiguous stance on the question of Taiwanese sovereignty. China maintains that Taiwan is a breakaway province that it intends to “reunify” with the mainland.

Speaking at a news conference in Tokyo early Monday, Biden fielded questions from the press gallery, and said “yes,” when a journalist asked if he was willing to involve America’s military to defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion, the Washington Post reported.

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Report: Wuhan Bio Lab Carried Out Gain of Function Research on Monkeypox Virus

The Wuhan bio lab that was the centre of controversy surrounding gain of function research on coronaviruses appears to have been carrying out the same kind of research on monkeypox, to make it more lethal to humans, according to a report citing the peer reviewed journal Virologica Sinica which published the lab’s findings in February.

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Freedom of Speech Needs “Recalibration” — Aussie Commissioner Sparks Outrage at WEF

Australian eSafety commissioner Julie Inman raised eyebrows on Monday, telling the World Economic Forum that there needs to be a “recalibration” of free speech.

“We are finding ourselves in a place where we have increasing polarization everywhere, and everything feels binary when it doesn’t need to be — so I think we’re going to have to think about a recalibration of a whole range of human rights that are playing out online — from freedom of speech, to be free from online violence. Or the right of data protection, to the right of child dignity,” whatever that last part means.

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Rejected Asylum Seekers Should Receive Same Social Benefits as Unemployed, Says Germany’s Top Union Boss

In the past, asylum seekers received German Hartz IV social benefits after 18 months in the country, however, Ukrainian refugees receive full support immediately. Now, the new head of German Trade Union Confederation (DGB), Yasmin Fahimi, wants all asylum seekers to receive the same benefits at the same time, including even for those who had their asylum claims rejected.

“I do not understand why we still maintain this system of distinguishing between basic security and asylum seeker benefits,” Fahimi told journalists.

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Senator: Southern U.S. Border Resembles a “War Zone”

Kansas GOP Senator Roger Marshall told Fox News Sunday that the southern border resembles a “war zone” and that Joe Biden should take a look in person at the “unsustainable crisis” being faced by border agents every night.

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UK: ‘Red Wall’ Conservative MPs Warn Govt ‘Drastic Increase’ In Immigration Breaks Promises to Voters

Conservative Members of Parliament (MPs) have warned the Boris Johnson government’s Home Office that the “drastic” increase in immigration it is overseeing breaks promises to voters and could cost them the so-called ‘Red Wall’.

Named for a swathe of parliamentary constituencies (electoral districts) which were once a bulwark of the Labour Party — whose traditional colour is red — but flipped Conservative (Tory) in the 2019 general election to “get Brexit done”, the Red Wall is a key parliamentary power base for Boris Johnson, the first Prime Minister to win a substantial majority in the House of Commons since 2005.

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UK: Stowaways in Lorries Cause Thousands of Tons of Food to be Destroyed Over Contamination Fears

Thousands of tons of food imported to the UK is being destroyed because of fears over contamination by stowaway migrants travelling in the back of lorries.

British supermarkets automatically reject any fresh goods driven over from Europe if there is evidence that migrants have been on board the vehicle.

This is because of food safety concerns — but in many cases, perfectly good food is being rejected as a precautionary measure.

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Breaking: State Farm Terminates Partnership With ‘Gendercool’ According to Internal Memo

On Monday morning, as Streiff reported, an organization called Consumers First published information regarding a partnership between State Farm and The GenderCool Project to “have ‘550 agents and employees’ nationwide donate a 3-book bundle about Being Transgender, Inclusive and Non-Binary to their ‘local teacher, community center or library of their choice.’“ The memo was authored by Jose Soto, whose email signature identifies his title as “Corporate Responsibility Analyst” located in Florida.

The goal of the program, Soto wrote, was to “increase representation of LGBTQ+ books and support our communities in having challenging, empowering, and important conversations with children Age 5+.”

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Canada: Children Given Puberty Blockers Prior to Medical Consultation Due to High Demand

A new directive from the Gender Pathways Service (GPS) at the Children’s Hospital in London, Ontario, instructs doctors that, due to high demand, puberty blockers may be prescribed to children prior to even being seen by a doctor.

The letter, shared by Billboard Chris, reads: “There is an extended wait time for an initial assessment through GPS. Given the distress that can be associated with Gender Dysphoria, we have also included information on puberty blockers that can be started prior to their initial appointment.”

In many nations, this kind of treatment has been put on hold pending further research, or banned altogether. In Canada and the US, the practice of putting healthy children on drugs to halt their natural development is full steam ahead.

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Male Teacher Brags About Wearing Women’s Underwear to School, Coming Out as Non-Binary to Students

As if things could not go more downhill from an elementary school teacher suggesting that sexual orientation and gender identity is suitable classroom curriculum for 3-year-old children, an unidentified school teacher took to Facebook to post a series of disturbing confessions.

The teacher posted in a “Trans, Intersex, and Non-Binary School Professionals” group on Facebook saying, “So this is me feeling my best teacher self because I’m wearing panties on a work day for the first time ever and I feel so good!”

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Man Who Attacked Dave Chappelle Admits Being ‘Triggered’ By LGBTQ Jokes

The man who attacked comedian Dave Chappelle on stage in LA earlier this month and was later charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon has admitted that he was ‘triggered’ by Chappelle joking about trans people.

At the time of the attack, Chappelle joked that “it was a trans man” who jumped on stage. As it turns out, that wasn’t far from the reality.

The man, 23 year old Isaiah Lee, who was carrying a knife and a replica firearm when he was arrested reportedly told The New York Post “I identify as bisexual and I wanted him [Chappelle] to know what he said was triggering,”

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Mind Your Language: U.N. Scolds ‘Homophobic and Racist’ Monkeypox Coverage

The United Nations’ Aids agency (UNAIDS) on Monday denounced some reporting on the monkeypox virus as racist and homophobic, warning irresponsible language was undermining the response to the outbreak as it gathers pace across the globe.

UNAIDS said “a significant proportion” of recent monkeypox cases have been identified among “gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men” leading to some portrayals of Africans and LGBTI people gravely “reinforce homophobic and racist stereotypes and exacerbate stigma.”

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/23/2022

    • It must be because he’s always wearing green, and his name also means “the green guy”, or “Greeny” for short. I bet he’s into the “Green New Deal” too! Green is worthy of worship! 🙂

  1. New York City has returned itself to the bad old days of the 1970s, when violent attacks on innocent victims on the streets, and in the subways, were all too common. The blame is accurately placed upon the Mayor’s Office, where ruinous ideology and incompetence reign. New Yorkers can look forward to another four years of violent thuggery under Mayor Adams.

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