Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/24/2022

During his video address to the WEF conference in Davos, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that Ukraine should negotiate with Russia and be willing to surrender territory in order to reach a peace agreement. Mr. Kissinger expressed his opinion that Ukraine should assume a neutral status to act as a buffer between Russia and Europe.

In other news, an 18-year-old high school student walked into an elementary school in Texas carrying at least one gun and killed 18 pupils and a teacher before being shot dead by police.

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USA
» 18 Children, 1 Teacher Killed After Texas School Massacre; Biden to “Turn Pain Into Action”
» 30 Years With No Strategy Brought Us the War in Ukraine
» A Man Who Shot Dead His Co-Worker at Work is Lecturing Us on Workplace Safety? Alec Baldwin Sparks Backlash for Slamming NFL Player for ‘Workplace Violence’ After Punching United Airlines Worker
» Alec Baldwin — Who Shot and Killed a Woman on Set — Advocates for ‘Workplace Safety’ After Airport Fight Goes Viral
» ‘Back Off: Dude, I’ll Shoot You.’ Woman Recounts Shooting, Killing Intruder
» Breaking News: NYPD ‘Arrest’ Subway Shooting Suspect Andrew Abdullah Two Days After He Shot Goldman Sachs Employee Dead on the Train While Out on Bail
» Breaking Up America Into a Series of Nation-States Based on Political Identity — Theorist and Author Alexander Moss Publishes New Book Analyzing What Could Soon Happen to the Most Powerful Nation on Earth
» California Gas Station Approaches $8 Per Gallon
» California Bill Would Allow Parents to Sue Big Tech for Children Becoming ‘Addicted’ To Social Media
» City of Staten Island? Borelli Renews Borough’s Secession Bid
» Critical Race Theory is Being Injected Into Medicine and as a Doctor it Alarms Me
» Federal Judge Rules Houston University’s Harassment Policy Unconstitutional: ‘Not Guidance, It is the Law’
» Georgia Republicans to Vote on Buckhead Secession
» Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Wins GOP Primary for Second Term
» Georgia Sees Record Voter Turnout Despite Biden’s Claim That Voter ID Law Was ‘Jim Crow 2.0’
» In Rebuke to Pentagon, Navy Board Finds 3-0 for Vax Objector Amid Questions of Mandate’s Lawfulness
» Jewish Woman Charged With Hate Crime for Painting Swastikas at Brooklyn Bus Stop
» MINDS Launches ‘Festival of Ideas’ In New York Featuring Tim Pool, James O’Keefe, And Cornel West
» Pennsylvania Court Upholds Counties’ Right to Inspect Electronic Voting Equipment
» Ron DeSantis Among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People
» Texas School Board Group Leaves National School Boards Association After Report on ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Letter
» ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Highlights the Greatness of the Reagan Era
» Trump-Backed Herschel Walker Wins Georgia’s GOP Nomination for Senate
» Video: CNN Host Stelter Sad Over Demise of ‘Ministry of Truth’
 
Canada
» Derailment of Train Transporting Potash Sparks Questions, Concerns in Alberta
» Live Updates: Jonathan Yaniv in Court for Assaulting Rebel News Journalist
» Poilievre Demands Freeland Give Canadians a ‘Gas Tax Break’ Amid Justinflation
» Shortage of Baby Formula Leads to Panic Buying
» Watch: Unvaccinated Canadians’ Charter Rights Still Being Infringed
» What Does the Average Canadian Know About the World Economic Forum?
» World Wide Rally for Freedom Protesters React to Kenney Resignation
 
Europe and the EU
» “Civilization May Not Survive” — George Soros Tells Davos Crowd, Defeat Putin (And Xi) Or Else
» “It’s Going to Get Truly Horrific”: Gas, Electricity Bills in Europe Could Jump to 4.5% of Disposable Income in 2023
» Belgium Imposes Quarantine for Four Detected Cases of Monkeypox
» Billboards and Businesses Promote UN’s Agenda 2030 in Davos
» Davos Oligarch Pitches “Individual Carbon Footprint” Tracker
» Day Two in Davos: Exposing Key Players at the World Economic Forum
» Heavy Police Presence Patrols WEF’s Ukraine House
» Hungary Declares Wartime State of Emergency
» Legacy Media Defends WEF After Pierre Poilievre Shuns Organization
» Survey: Vast Majority of Finns Willing to Fight for Country in Case of War
» Sweden Rolls Out Fifth COVID Shot
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Activists Storm Meeting Held by Oil Giant Shell
» Videos: Davos Elites Warn ‘Painful Global Transition’ Should Not be Resisted by Nation States
» Watch: ‘World Economic Forum Police’ Detain American Conservative Journalist Jack Posobiec at Davos
» WEF Reports: Mainstream Media Fails to Divulge Obvious Conflicts of Interest in Davos
» WEF Reports: Meta’s Davos Exhibit ‘Closed, ‘ ‘Booked’; No Entry Allowed!
» WEF Reports: Lewis Brackpool Confronts Intel’s Davos Events Manager Over Censorship
» WEF Reports: Anti-Russian War Activist Cries Describing Future Climate Wars
» WEF Reports: Avi Yemini Confronts UN Carbon Hypocrite Mark Carney in Davos
» WEF Reports: Avi Yemini Confronts Microsoft President in Davos
» WEF Reports: Business ‘Very Good’ This Week at Rolex Store in Davos
 
Middle East
» Turkey’s Erdogan Says He Will No Longer Speak to Greek PM Over US Remarks
 
Russia
» ‘Blue-Checks’ Furious After Henry Kissinger Says Ukraine Should Cede Territory for Peace With Russia
» Henry Kissinger: Ukraine Must Give Russia Territory
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
» UK Backs Plan to Escort Grain Ships Past Russia’s Naval Blockade of Ukraine
 
Far East
» Leaked Files Reveal China’s Human Rights Violations Against Uyghur Muslims
 
Immigration
» Biden Admin Appoints Radical Activist Who Wants to ‘Abolish ICE’ As an Immigration Judge
» Bush Assassination Plot Revealed in FBI Warrant — Outraged Ted Cruz Demands “Secure the Border Now”
» Exclusive — Hungarian Justice Minister: Ukrainian Refugees ‘Wait Patiently, Show Respect’, Illegals ‘Breach Borders, Attack Police’
» Germany: Proportion of Foreign Pupils in Berlin Schools Concealed
» Germany: Man Killed During Dispute Between Father, Son and Armed ‘Foreigners’ At Fair
» Gov. Abbott Says He Will Send More Than 400 Buses of Migrants to DC as He Laments Biden and Harris Have ‘Never Once’ Reached Out to Him About the Crisis — With White House Steering Clear of Border the Day Title 42 Was Supposed to End
» Greece: Gov’t Says it Won’t Allow Illegal Entry of Migrants by Land or Sea
» More Than 2,600 Channel Migrants Have Arrived in UK in May: Border Force Has Intercepted 87 Boats So Far This Month — as Total Making Crossing Since Start of Year Hits 9,439
» Two Migrants Wounded After Shooting in Northern France Makeshift Camp
 
Culture Wars
» Get Woke, Go Broke: Old Navy Takes Massive Loss, Angers Customers After Going All-in on ‘Inclusivity’ Sizing
» ‘I Hope Netflix Has Pre-Ordered the Fainting Couches’: Ricky Gervais Comedy Special Hits Netflix, Outrage Ensues
» Indiana Lawmakers Override GOP Governor’s Veto of Transgender Sports Bill
» School Board Member Says it’s Better to ‘Get an Abortion Than Have a Brown Child Who Ends Up Adopted by White Evangelicals’
» US Air Force Base Holds Drag Queen Story Hour for Kids
 

18 Children, 1 Teacher Killed After Texas School Massacre; Biden to “Turn Pain Into Action”

Twenty people are dead, including 18 children, a teacher, and the suspected gunman following an “active shooter” report at Robb Elementary school in Uvdale, Texas, according to Gov. Greg Abbott, making this the deadliest shooting at an American elementary school since the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in 2012.

The state police updated the death toll on Tuesday evening, announcing that four more children were among the dead, for a total of 18.

Additionally, and as yet unconfirmed, Texas Governor Abbot said that “it is being reported that the subject shot his grandmother right before he went into the school.”

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

30 Years With No Strategy Brought Us the War in Ukraine

by Douglas Macgregor

Washington DC has not excelled in grand strategy; the art and science of cost-effectively employing the diplomatic, economic, and informational powers of the United States in combination with its armed forces to secure its national goals and interests. Most of the strategic decisions to use American military power that were made over the last 30 years resulted in one of two strategic outcomes: abject failure (Somalia, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Iraq) or a new regional status quo that is untenable without a permanent U.S. military presence far from America’s borders (the Balkans).

The reasons for the discouraging outcomes of the last 30 years can be traced to Washington’s failure to clearly define realistic, attainable goals for U.S. military power. That requires an acknowledgement that American resources and the electorate’s patience are not limitless, and a thorough understanding of the opponent’s interests and capabilities. It seems that regardless of party affiliation Washington approaches national strategy the way the British approach sex, “romantically remote from the distressing biological crudities.”

           — Hat tip: johnf [Return to headlines]
 

A Man Who Shot Dead His Co-Worker at Work is Lecturing Us on Workplace Safety? Alec Baldwin Sparks Backlash for Slamming NFL Player for ‘Workplace Violence’ After Punching United Airlines Worker

Alec Baldwin — who infamously shot dead an up and coming cinematographer on the set of his movie — has taken to social media to call out ‘workplace abuse’ after a viral video showed former NFL player Brendan Langley and a United Airlines employee brawling.

‘The guy working at the airport is the victim,’ Baldwin wrote on Instagram Tuesday. ‘He came to work to do a job.

‘The other guy, with his big mouth, is guilty of workplace abuse, where people come to work with an expectation of safety, even civility.

‘This a**hole who hit the guy should be put on a no-fly list.’

Many online found the sentiment ironic given the shooting death of Halyna Hutchins, 42, on the set of his Western film, Rust, just last year and viral brawls with a parking attendant who was trying to give the 30 Rock actor a ticket and a member of the paparazzi who was trying to take a photo of him and his wife, Hilaria, in 2013.

‘A man who (accidentally) shot and killed his co-worker at work is lecturing us on WORKPLACE SAFETY? Ffs..’ Pierce Morgan wrote in the aftermath…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Alec Baldwin — Who Shot and Killed a Woman on Set — Advocates for ‘Workplace Safety’ After Airport Fight Goes Viral

Now-infamous actor Alec Baldwin has taken to calling out workplace safety following an altercation caught on video between former NFL player Brendan Langley and a United Airlines worker in an airport.

In a screenshot from Instagram obtained by The Shade Room, Baldwin wrote: “The guy working at the airport is the victim. He came to work to do a job. The other guy, with his big mouth, is guilty of work place abuse, where people come to work with an expectation of safety, even civility.”

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

‘Back Off: Dude, I’ll Shoot You.’ Woman Recounts Shooting, Killing Intruder

AZALEA PARK, Fla. (WESH) — Life has not always been easy for 69-year-old Virginia Morrison, and these days she said it’s been hard.

She called her son over the weekend with news so shocking he thought it was a joke.

“And I said, ‘Oh, by the way — I shot and killed a guy in my driveway today,’“ Morrison said.

Deputies confirmed her story. Morrison said a stranger walked into her home Sunday afternoon.

She confronted the intruder, but he wouldn’t leave.

“I picked up a broom — a straw broom — I’d been out here sweeping with. I hit him in the face twice with it and nothing,” Morrison recalled, saying he just gave a blank stare.

Morrison said she called out to her partner, Charlie, in the other room.

“I had my cell phone in my hand, and I threw my phone at him. Nothing. I’m yelling at Charlie, ‘Shoot him! Call 911,’“ she said.

Morrison said Charlie shot into the ground, and the man soon moved out of the house but stayed on the property.

“I fired a shot above him. ‘Back off, dude, I’ll shoot you.’ He just keeps coming toward me. So I shot him,” Morrison said.

According to deputies, she shot and killed the man…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking News: NYPD ‘Arrest’ Subway Shooting Suspect Andrew Abdullah Two Days After He Shot Goldman Sachs Employee Dead on the Train While Out on Bail

The NYPD has finally arrested the on-the-run suspect wanted for shooting dead a man on the subway on Sunday, according to police sources cited by ABC and CBS.

Andrew Abdullah was taken into custody today — some 48 hours after allegedly shooting dead Daniel Enriquez on a Manhattan-bound Q train on Sunday. It is not yet clear where he was arrested or what led police to him.

An NYPD spokesman could not confirm the reports.

Enriquez was on his way to brunch with his brother when he was shot in the torso in an unprovoked attack.

Abdullah — who was out on bail at the time- fled the train at the Canal Street station and was on the run for several days but is now in custody.

He is a known gang member who was multiple arrests for violent crimes…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking Up America Into a Series of Nation-States Based on Political Identity — Theorist and Author Alexander Moss Publishes New Book Analyzing What Could Soon Happen to the Most Powerful Nation on Earth

‘A More Perfect Union (Briefs): Reimagining the United States as a European Union-Style Federation’

SEATTLE, May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In his new book, political analyst and author Alexander Moss recently explored the possibility of a dramatic future break-up of U.S. states in what might be the last chance to save an extremely divided nation from another Civil War. In “A More Perfect Union,” Moss gives a cogent and detailed look at the idea of splitting the U.S. into a series of independent regional nations, forming a federation similar to the European Union. The general idea is not a new one, nor is it completely radical — for some time now, secession has been a serious topic of discussion for regions such as the South, Texas, and California in the west. But after recent political tensions boiled over into the first-ever U.S. election-coup attempt in January of 2021, Moss’s unique angle on such a breakup is now both important and timely.

“Starting in 2017, mainstream polling firms such as Zogby, Bright Line Watch / YouGov, and the University of Virginia Center for Politics have consistently found that support for breaking up the United States into regional sub-groups has been growing,” said Moss. “As of 2021, polling across several different vendors shows roughly 40% of Biden voters and 50% or more of Trump voters would vote to break the country up. And I don’t think I have to stress just how stunning these percentages are.”

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

California Gas Station Approaches $8 Per Gallon

A gas station in the San Francisco Bay Area is charging customers almost $8 per gallon for its higher octane supreme level of gasoline ahead of Memorial Day weekend.

A photographer at KGO News found a Chevron gas station in Menlo Park, California, offering regular gasoline to customers at a price of $7.25 per gallon, with its supreme-grade gasoline hitting a whopping $7.75 per gallon.

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

California Bill Would Allow Parents to Sue Big Tech for Children Becoming ‘Addicted’ To Social Media

A new California bill will give parents the ability to sue social media companies for up to $25,000 for their children becoming addicted to their sites. The bill, currently awaiting passage by the state Senate, seeks to lead the way to hold social media companies accountable for their predatory methods of user engagement.

“The bill defines ‘addiction’ as kids under 18 who are both harmed — either physically, mentally, emotionally, developmentally or materially — and who want to stop or reduce how much time they spend on social media but they can’t because they are preoccupied or obsessed with it,” ABC reports.

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

City of Staten Island? Borelli Renews Borough’s Secession Bid

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Over 30 years ago, Staten Islanders voted in favor of secession from New York City, but were ultimately stymied by then-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who blocked a vote in the Assembly.

But City Council Minority Leader Joseph Borelli still believes it’s worth considering, according to a new bill he introduced this week.

Borelli, a Republican, brought forth a bill on Thursday that would create a task force to study and report on the feasibility of an independent city of Staten Island. The task force would then produce a report addressing the financial cost of secession, the legislative and political considerations necessary for secession, the service demands, allocation of resources, and the overall cost to the city of New York and to Staten Island of creating an independent and self-sustaining city of Staten Island.

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

Critical Race Theory is Being Injected Into Medicine and as a Doctor it Alarms Me

by Stephen Leonard, M.D

I will not be renewing my medical license in Massachusetts. Last month, I received an email from the state Board of Registration in Medicine informing me that to maintain my license, I must “complete a continuing medical education requirement” on “implicit bias in healthcare.”

Massachusetts has long been a center of excellence in medicine, so it is particularly distressing to see politics intrude into this life-saving field. I cannot be party to the ideological corruption of my profession, which will injure physicians and patients alike.

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

Federal Judge Rules Houston University’s Harassment Policy Unconstitutional: ‘Not Guidance, It is the Law’

A federal judge in Texas has blocked a university from re-implementing an anti-discrimination policy and sided with a conservative group who argued it was a violation of the free speech protections of the First Amendment.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes, a Reagan appointee, was a victory for the nonprofit group Speech First in its lawsuit against the University of Houston after it implemented a policy that stated students could face disciplinary action ranging from probation to suspension or expulsion for subjecting other students “to unlawful severe, pervasive, or persistent treatment” on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, religion or sexual orientation.

Speech First had argued that the university’s definition of harassment was too broad and included “denigrating jokes” and “negative stereotyping” which they say is protected by the First Amendment.

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

Georgia Republicans to Vote on Buckhead Secession

The upcoming Georgia primary election will attract attention for David Perdue’s challenge of incumbent governor Brian Kemp, but a down-ballot, nonbinding advisory question in the state may have its own implications for cities nationwide. Republican voters will be asked whether Buckhead, the wealthiest neighborhood in Atlanta, should be allowed to vote to leave the city and create its own government.

It’s the latest tactic in a campaign by residents of this 24-square-mile area of approximately 90,000 people—which accounts for about 40 percent of Atlanta’s property-tax base and was made famous by Tom Wolfe’s A Man in Full for its lawns that “rose up from the street like big green breasts”—to incorporate independently. A binding referendum seemed like a real possibility last year, but Atlanta’s business establishment and a state leadership wary of permitting the majority-white neighborhood to split off from majority-black Atlanta have managed to thwart the Buckh

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

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Wins GOP Primary for Second Term

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday night won the state’s GOP primary for governor’s seat, sending him to the General Election to seek a second term.

Kemp was backed by former Vice President Mike Pence while Perdue was backed by former President Trump.

The Associated Press project Kemp to be the winner at about 8:40 p.m. Eastern time

Kemp will now face Democrat nominee Stacey Abrams, who ran unopposed, in a rematch of their 2018 contest.

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

Georgia Sees Record Voter Turnout Despite Biden’s Claim That Voter ID Law Was ‘Jim Crow 2.0’

Despite warnings and outcry that Georgia’s voter integrity laws, including voter ID, would deter potential voters from casting their ballots, the state is now experiencing a record-breaking turnout of early voting ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

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

In Rebuke to Pentagon, Navy Board Finds 3-0 for Vax Objector Amid Questions of Mandate’s Lawfulness

In a stinging rebuke to the Pentagon, a Navy administrative separation board voted unanimously to retain an officer who refused to comply with the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Navy Lt. Billy Moseley, who has been an officer for 22 years, could have chosen to retire from the military when he was ordered to receive the COVID vaccine. He also could have submitted a Religious Accommodation Request, since he objected to the vaccine for religious reasons.

Risking his retirement, Moseley chose instead to take his case to the administrative separation board after learning “that the Navy and the other services intended to implement a blanket denial policy,” according to a press release from his attorney, R. Davis Younts.

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

Jewish Woman Charged With Hate Crime for Painting Swastikas at Brooklyn Bus Stop

A Jewish woman was charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime for drawing Nazi symbols over an antisemitism ad and elsewhere on a bus stop in Brooklyn, New York.

45-year-old Farnoush Hakakian was arrested last Wednesday for spray-painting a pair of swastikas at the bus pick-up area in Borough Park, according to the New York Daily News.

“I am Jewish. This is my art, this is how I express myself. I don’t agree with Judaism and how the Jewish people are,” the suspect said, according to a police source.

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

MINDS Launches ‘Festival of Ideas’ In New York Featuring Tim Pool, James O’Keefe, And Cornel West

The people behind the MINDS social media platform are hosting a festival of ideas where leading and current minds in the political space will engage with the pressing matters of our times, and discuss them openly.

The event will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 7-11pm ET at the Beacon Theatre, in Manhattan.

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

Pennsylvania Court Upholds Counties’ Right to Inspect Electronic Voting Equipment

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on Tuesday upheld the right of Pennsylvania counties to inspect electronic voting equipment, an authority granted to them by the state Legislature.

The court sided with a brief filed by conservative election integrity watchdog The Amistad Project on behalf of Fulton County, Pa. The county had conducted an inspection on two Dominion voting machines in an attempt to determine whether they had functioned correctly during the 2020 election.

The state’s top election official, the secretary of the commonwealth, then retroactively banned the practice and decertified both of the machines without providing the county with state funding to replace them.

The ruling establishes a precedent that counties have the statutory authority to inspect electronic voting equipment to ensure safe and honest elections are taking place.

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

Ron DeSantis Among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is listed among TIME’s 100 most influential people of 2022.

The list, which published Monday, features DeSantis alongside a variety of leaders, innovators and politicians — President Joe Biden included.

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

Texas School Board Group Leaves National School Boards Association After Report on ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Letter

The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has announced it is leaving its membership with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) following a letter the group sent to the Department of Justice asking it to crack down on “threats of violence and acts of intimidation” at local school board meetings which “could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”

TASB Executive Director Dan Troxell shared the announcement in a press release on Monday following an independent investigation into the letter commissioned by the NSBA.

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

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Highlights the Greatness of the Reagan Era

Again and again throughout “Top Gun: Maverick,” the naysayers in naval uniforms tell our eponymous hero that his day is past.

It’s not the same world, Mav … The future is coming, and you’re not in it … Things have changed.

At some point, the gauntlet is thrown down so hard in front of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and the 1986 movie that made us love him, you half expect him to start delivering Aragorn’s battle speech from “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

There may come a day when the swagger of adrenaline-addicted fighter pilots fails to entertain American audiences, but it is not this day. A day when the crooked, cocksure grin of the last true Hollywood star fails to charm women, but it is not this day. A day when the sight of a manly, back-pounding hug between comrades fails to bring a tear to old men’s eyes, but it is not this day. This day, we will happily turn over our hard-earned dollars to be reassured that even if there are 33 genders now, if you get a bunch of flyboys around a barroom pool table, they will still insult one another’s manhood.

Because whether they will admit it or not, the thing that has mainstream critics raving about the “Top Gun” sequel isn’t the ways it has been updated but how it has unashamedly remained the same.

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

Trump-Backed Herschel Walker Wins Georgia’s GOP Nomination for Senate

Former NFL star Herschel Walker is the projected winner of the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate in Georgia.

The race was called Tuesday by the Associated Press at about 8:15 Eastern time.

The Trump-backed Walker will face incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock in the general election.

Walker, who also was a star running back at the University of Georgia, was expected to win, going into Election Day with a massive, roughly 50-point lead over the field, according most polls.

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

Video: CNN Host Stelter Sad Over Demise of ‘Ministry of Truth’

After CNN’s potato headed weirdo Brian Stelter declared he was sad about a literal Ministry of Truth being put on hold by the Biden administration, Tucker Carlson mocked his ‘paralyzing stupidity’ and compared him to a character from George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984.

Carlson played clips of Stelter expressing annoyance that conservatives outed the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Disinformation Governance Board and its leader Nina Jankowicz as authoritarian, leading to it being mothballed.

“By far the most entertaining person Joe Biden has appointed to anything was that Nina woman he put in charge of the Ministry of Truth,” Carlson said, adding that “She was so ridiculous and provably so that she’s out.”

“But at CNN, they are sad. They wanted her there forever,” Carlson continued.

Carlson asserted that Stelter “loved the idea of a Ministry of Truth,” because the CNN clown is himself “basically lifted directly from the pages of 1984, the Orwell novel.”

Carlson then quoted from the novel a passage describing Tom Parsons, a character who “works as a flack for the Ministry of Truth”:

He was a fattish but active man of paralyzing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms. One of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom a more even than on the thought police, the stability of the party depended.

George Orwell, 1984

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

Derailment of Train Transporting Potash Sparks Questions, Concerns in Alberta

A concerning scene greeted travellers on Provincial Highway No. 3 near Fort Macleod, Alberta where a train transporting about 43 potash cars derailed Sunday morning.

Potash is a key and valuable ingredient used primarily in fertilizers.

Some Canadians question the timing of the accident, given the recent reports coming out of the US where numerous food processing buildings were destroyed in fires.

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

Live Updates: Jonathan Yaniv in Court for Assaulting Rebel News Journalist

Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv is facing charges in Surrey Provincial Court today for assaulting former Rebel News journalist Keean Bexte.

Drea Humphrey will be providing live tweet updates on the hearing.

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

Poilievre Demands Freeland Give Canadians a ‘Gas Tax Break’ Amid Justinflation

Conservative leadership frontrunner Pierre Poilievre requested on Tuesday that Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland give Canadians a “tax break on gasoline this summer.”

In the statement, Poilievre wrote that “the price of gas in Canada is up 55% from last year. It’s so high, people are suffering — and there are no signs of relief.”

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

Shortage of Baby Formula Leads to Panic Buying

A North American shortage of baby formula is reaching crisis levels as Canadian parents have begun panic buying the infant nutritional products wherever they can find them.

Shoppers are being met with empty shelves as both the US and Canadian markets struggle to ramp up waning production.

Canadian parents are also concerned after finding out that baby formula produced at a taxpayer-funded factory in Ontario — which uses Canadian dairy — are all being sent to China.

Canada relies on imports from the US for its baby formula rather than domestically produced supplies.

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

Watch: Unvaccinated Canadians’ Charter Rights Still Being Infringed

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, we were joined by President and CEO of Think Sharp Inc., Manny Montenegrino, to discuss how unvaccinated Canadians continue to have their Charter rights infringed upon by the Trudeau government.

Over two years since the announcement of “two weeks to slow the spread,” unvaccinated Canadians are still being prevented from traveling on airplanes or buses in Canada, and are essentially being prevented from leaving their own country. Many have lost their jobs.

Mr. Montenegrino brought up the stark contrast of how unvaccinated Canadians’ Charter rights are being treated in comparison to former Al-Qaeda militant Omar Khadr, who received over $10M from the Trudeau government as a result of having his Charter rights supposedly infringed upon.

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

What Does the Average Canadian Know About the World Economic Forum?

The World Economic Forum is currently meeting in Davos, Switzerland, and we have a team of reporters on the ground to bring you live updates from the scene. Recently, we at Rebel News have released the first episode of our World Economic Forum docuseries, covering the underbelly of this globalist cabal.

With the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting underway, I wanted to take to the streets here in Calgary and find out how much people actually know about the World Economic Forum and the plans they have — which include all of us.

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

World Wide Rally for Freedom Protesters React to Kenney Resignation

In light of Jason Kenney’s shocking announcement, after narrowly passing his leadership review, that he would be stepping down as leader of the United Conservative Party, we asked people in attendance to what extent they believed his downfall resulted from broken promises and overreaching enforcement on the COVID-19 front. Kenney promised there would be no vaccine passports and promised an end to lockdowns, and he failed on both of those commitments.

Kenney also oversaw numerous targeted and high-profile arrests including small business owners, like Chris Scott, and most shockingly a series of pastors including the ongoing harassment, repeated arrests and incarceration of Pastor Artur Pawlowski. He was also broadly criticized for failing to balance pandemic response with consideration of potential adverse mental health outcomes and negative economic impacts.

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“Civilization May Not Survive” — George Soros Tells Davos Crowd, Defeat Putin (And Xi) Or Else

In his first appearance in person at Davos since Slamming Trump as a “conman, narcissist” and claiming Mark Zuckerberg was conspiring to get him re-elected in March 2020 (and warned that “the overheated US economy can’t be kept boiling for too long”), billionaire George Soros unveiled his traditionally anticipated annual address, taking aim squarely at China (nothing new there) but adding Russia to his hit list.

The 90-year-old puppet-master is certainly not getting any younger (looking older than 98-year-old Henry Kissinger who made headlines earlier in the day), warned that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has rattled Europe and could be the start of another world war.

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“It’s Going to Get Truly Horrific”: Gas, Electricity Bills in Europe Could Jump to 4.5% of Disposable Income in 2023

By Charles Kennedy of OilPrice.com

The higher the energy bills in Europe become, the higher the chances are for a windfall tax on energy companies and utilities, as governments will be forced to ease the growing pressure on household finances, Citigroup says.

Europe as a whole could see a utility bill rise of over 3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) through 2024, Citigroup Global Markets analysts Piotr Dzieciolowski, Jenny Ping, and Antonella Bianchessi wrote in a note on Monday carried by Bloomberg.

Gas and electricity bills in Europe could jump to 4.5 percent of household disposable income in 2023, up from 3.5 percent in 2021. The utility bills could further rise to 4.8 percent of household disposable income in 2024, according to Citi analysts.

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Belgium Imposes Quarantine for Four Detected Cases of Monkeypox

After discovering four positive cases of monkeypox, Belgian health authorities have placed those with confirmed cases of the virus into a 21-day quarantine.

As of Sunday, Belgian authorities announced four confirmed cases of the virus and have called on anyone with symptoms to immediately seek medical treatment at an emergency room and consult health professionals.

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Billboards and Businesses Promote UN’s Agenda 2030 in Davos

The streets of Davos are lined with billboards, signs and corporate displays adorned with messaging styled in the manner of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 during the World Economic Forum’s gathering in Switzerland.

“We must build a world that works for progress, people and the planet,” a sign featuring a quote WEF chairman Klaus Schwab reads. To learn more about the WEF and it’s vision for the future, watch the first episode in Rebel News’ docuseries examining The Great Reset at ExposeTheReset.com.

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Davos Oligarch Pitches “Individual Carbon Footprint” Tracker

Know what’s even more fun than eating bugs and owning nothing? Tracking your personal carbon footprint!

That’s right — according to J. Michael Evans, president of the Alibaba Group, a new social compliance platform tested in Chinese cities might be the wave of the future.

“We’re developing, through technology, an ability for consumers to measure their own carbon footprint. What does that mean? That’s, where are they traveling, how are they traveling, what are they eating, what are they consuming on the platform?” he told the World Economic Forum this week, adding “stay tuned, we don’t have it operational yet — but this is something we’re working on.”

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Day Two in Davos: Exposing Key Players at the World Economic Forum

This is Lewis Brackpool for Rebel News and as you know, I’m here in Davos, right in the globalists’ backyard to expose the WEF. So let’s get into it.

Here to discuss “preparing for the next pandemic,” we have a woman named Helen Clark, who is the ex-prime minister of New Zealand. In 2020, she was appointed as a co-chair on a panel reviewing the World Health Organization’s handling of the Covid-19 Pandemic. We have Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda, Peter Sands, the executive director of “Global Fund,” Francis D’Souza, the president of a company called “Illumina” that provides technology to analyze genetic variations, and last but not least, you guessed it, Bill Gates.

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Heavy Police Presence Patrols WEF’s Ukraine House

A heavy police presence could be seen patrolling around the Ukrainian pavilion at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Footage captured by independent journalist Rukshan Fernando, who is working with our Rebel News team in Davos, showed the officers watching over the area as Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko left the building.

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Hungary Declares Wartime State of Emergency

Hours after taking total control of Hungary by pushing through a constitutional amendment allowing his government to rule by decree when war breaks out in a neighboring country, Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared a wartime state of emergency.

According to Bloomberg, Parliament approved the state of emergency earlier Tuesday which will take effect at midnight. It will give Orban’s government “maneuvering room and the ability to react immediately” to the ongoing war in neighboring Ukraine, Orban said in a Facebook video message.

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Legacy Media Defends WEF After Pierre Poilievre Shuns Organization

The legacy media is doing everything it can to defend the World Economic Forum (WEF) from attacks by Conservative leadership frontrunner Pierre Poilievre.

Over the weekend, Poilievre announced that if he is elected prime minister, he would ban all top cabinet officials from attending the controversial conference.

“My ministers in my government will be banned from participating in the World Economic Forum when I’m in government,” said Poileivre. “Work for Canada. If you want to go to Davos — to that conference — make it a one-way ticket.”

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Survey: Vast Majority of Finns Willing to Fight for Country in Case of War

A survey of residents of Finland has revealed that a majority would be prepared to fight for their country if a war were declared as Finland looks to join the NATO alliance.

The survey, conducted by the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), found that just 12 per cent of Finns say they would not want to fight for their country in the event of a war, while 62 per cent said they would fight in any potential future conflict.

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Sweden Rolls Out Fifth COVID Shot

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden is recommending a fifth COVID-19 vaccine dose for people with an increased risk of becoming seriously ill, including pregnant women and anyone aged 65 and over, authorities said Tuesday, adding that the country must “be prepared for an increased spread during the upcoming autumn and winter season.”

“The vaccine is our strongest tool for preventing serious illness and death,” Swedish Social Affairs Minister Lena Hallengren said, adding the pandemic is not over.

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UK: Extinction Rebellion Activists Storm Meeting Held by Oil Giant Shell

Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists stormed a meeting of energy giant Shell in London on Tuesday morning forcing it to be put on hold.

Shareholders from the oil giant had gathered at Methodist Central Hall in Westminster for their UK annual general meeting.

XR said they wanted to prevent the meeting from taking place, while Shell UK confirmed it had been temporarily put on hold until the activists had been ejected.

Chairman Sir Andrew Mackenzie was forced to call off the meeting after it was continuously interrupted by protesters who staged a flashmob and glued themelves to chairs.

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Videos: Davos Elites Warn ‘Painful Global Transition’ Should Not be Resisted by Nation States

As World Economic Forum head Klaus Schwab proclaimed that “the future is built by us” at the opening of the annual Davos gathering, two other European elites declared that the global energy crisis is a “transition” that will be “painful” for most, but should not be resisted by nations tempted to preserve their own sovereignty over the “global agenda.”

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Watch: ‘World Economic Forum Police’ Detain American Conservative Journalist Jack Posobiec at Davos

American conservative journalist Jack Posobiec was detained in Switzerland while he was covering the summit of globalist elites in the ski resort town of Davos, with commenters noting the Swiss local police wearing “World Economic Forum Police” patches on their uniforms.

Heavily armed Swiss officers, appearing to be from the Ordnungsdienst police force, allegedly “frisked” and detained Human Events Daily host and Turning Point USA contributor Jack Posobiec on Monday afternoon.

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The officers, who also told independent journalist Savanah Hernandez not to film them, claimed they have a right to not be filmed in Switzerland, despite there not appearing to be a federal law prohibiting people from filming police.

Hernandez, who travelled to the summit on behalf of Canada’s Rebel News, questioned the officers about why Posobeic was being detained.

A police representative said in the footage: “We are just doing a normal police control because, you know, it’s WEF, everything is very sensitive.”…

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WEF Reports: Mainstream Media Fails to Divulge Obvious Conflicts of Interest in Davos

UK independent journalist Sophie Corcoran pointed out the extreme conflict of interest of the mainstream media, which are participating in the World Economic Forum (WEF) meetings taking place in Davos, Switzerland. She reported from out front of the Wall Street Journal pavilion erected in the Swiss city as part of the symposium’s events.

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WEF Reports: Meta’s Davos Exhibit ‘Closed, ‘ ‘Booked’; No Entry Allowed!

Reporting for Rebel News in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum, Jeremy Loffredo (@LoffredoJeremy) attempted to enter and film an exhibit on the metaverse but was turned away, with a security guard explaining that it was closed and booked for the week.

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WEF Reports: Lewis Brackpool Confronts Intel’s Davos Events Manager Over Censorship

Rebel News reporter Lewis Brackpool tried to ask an events manager for tech giant Intel about online censorship, only to receive no answer.

“Can you give me one second?” the manager responded to Brackpool before he ran away, never to return.

The interaction took place outside of the tech company’s pavilion in Davos, Switzerland during this week’s World Economic Forum annual meeting where technology companies, politicians, billionaires and celebrities meet annually to discuss their plans for the future of humanity. To learn more about what the WEF is really all about, Rebel News has produced an investigative docuseries, the first episode of which is available now at www.ExposeTheReset.com.

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WEF Reports: Anti-Russian War Activist Cries Describing Future Climate Wars

The “climate crisis is here — if we don’t change our habits right now, the first world countries will have to wage war for survival,” the tearful activist told independent journalist Savanah Hernandez in Davos, Switzerland, during the World Economic Forum (WEF) meetings.

To learn more about the WEF meetings and the people and players behind the globalist scheme to reset world economies using pandemics, climate change and surveillance, Rebel News has produced an investigative docuseries, available now at www.ExposetheReset.com.

The protesters’ bizarre fear of the effects of war on the global climate has been echoed by mainstream politicos like former American secretary of state John Kerry, now the U.S. special presidential envoy for climate change.

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WEF Reports: Avi Yemini Confronts UN Carbon Hypocrite Mark Carney in Davos

“How does the UN climate envoy justify the massive carbon footprint here today,” Rebel News reporter Avi Yemini pressed the former governor of the banks of England and Canada.

Carney, seemingly shocked to be met by a skeptical journalist, can be seen pushing away the microphone of Yemini as he tried to interview Carney on a public street in the Swiss town of Davos, where the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meetings are being held this week.

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WEF Reports: Avi Yemini Confronts Microsoft President in Davos

Yemini found Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft, on the streets of Davos in Switzerland, where the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking place this week.

The WEF is a global cabal of powerful business leaders, politicians, celebrities and their enablers, that meets each year to decide their vision for the future of humanity. To learn more about the sinister motives of the WEF, Rebel News has produced a comprehensive investigative docuseries available at www.ExposeTheReset.com.

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WEF Reports: Business ‘Very Good’ This Week at Rolex Store in Davos

Reporting for Rebel News in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum, Jeremy Loffredo (@LoffredoJeremy) visited a local Rolex store — where nothing is under $10,000 — to ask if business is up this week.

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says He Will No Longer Speak to Greek PM Over US Remarks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that he will no longer talk to his Greek counterpart, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, following the Greek leader’s visit to Washington.

Erdogan claimed that Mitsotakis had called on US officials not to sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, as well as accusing Athens of harboring followers of his declared nemesis, the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.

The Turkish president also called off a planned meeting between the governments of the two neighboring countries.

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‘Blue-Checks’ Furious After Henry Kissinger Says Ukraine Should Cede Territory for Peace With Russia

Veteran US statesman Henry Kissinger has urged the West to stop trying to inflict a crushing defeat on Russian forces in Ukraine, warning that it would have disastrous consequences for the long term stability of Europe.

“I hope the Ukrainians will match the heroism they have shown with wisdom,” Kissinger warned an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, adding with his famous sense of realpolitik that the proper role for the country is to be a neutral buffer state rather than the frontier of Europe.

As The Telegraph’s Ambrose Evans-Pritchard reports, Kissinger’s comments came amid growing signs that the Western coalition against Vladimir Putin is fraying badly as the food and energy crisis deepens, and that sanctions may have reached their limits.

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Henry Kissinger: Ukraine Must Give Russia Territory

Former US Secretary of State warns against the defeat of Putin as Western unity on sanctions frays badly

Veteran US statesman Henry Kissinger has urged the West to stop trying to inflict a crushing defeat on Russian forces in Ukraine, warning that it would have disastrous consequences for the long term stability of Europe.

The former US secretary of state and architect of the Cold War rapprochement between the US and China told a gathering in Davos that it would be fatal for the West to get swept up in the mood of the moment and forget the proper place of Russia in the European balance of power.

Dr Kissinger said the war must not be allowed to drag on for much longer, and came close to calling on the West to bully Ukraine into accepting negotiations on terms that fall very far short of its current war aims.

“Negotiations need to begin in the next two months before it creates upheavals and tensions that will not be easily overcome. Ideally, the dividing line should be a return to the status quo ante. Pursuing the war beyond that point would not be about the freedom of Ukraine, but a new war against Russia itself,” he said.

He told the World Economic Forum that Russia had been an essential part of Europe for 400 years and had been the guarantor of the European balance of power structure at critical times. European leaders should not lose sight of the longer term relationship, and nor should they risk pushing Russia into a permanent alliance with China.

“I hope the Ukrainians will match the heroism they have shown with wisdom,” he said, adding with his famous sense of realpolitik that the proper role for the country is to be a neutral buffer state rather than the frontier of Europe…

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Ukraine: Russia is moving to tighten its hold over occupied parts of Ukraine as its military campaign to take more territory in the eastern Donbas region stalls in the face of Ukrainian resistance. Ukrainian reconnaissance teams are working to impede Russian units that are usually larger and better armed than Ukrainian forces. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that fighting is set to intensify.

Ukrainian prosecutors identified eight Russians they said were responsible for the killing of a village mayor, her husband and son.

An estimated 90% or more of Ukrainians are at risk of being pushed close to or below the poverty line, according to the United Nations Development Program.

Europe: The European Union could take weeks more to decide whether to impose an oil embargo on Russia, officials said, after new delays by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Crises in food, fuel and finance in poorer economies, fueled by the war, have been a focus of this week’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s offshore wealth is the focus of a new investigation.

Russia: Jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny condemned President Vladimir Putin’s “stupid war” in Ukraine as a court rejected his appeal against a nine-year prison sentence.

Washington: The Treasury Department moved to cut off Russia’s ability to make payments on its dollar-denominated sovereign debt U.S.-Russia relations have entered a deep freeze, as described in interviews with the two countries’ ambassadors.

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UK Backs Plan to Escort Grain Ships Past Russia’s Naval Blockade of Ukraine

The United Kingdom supports a proposal by Lithuania to recruit an international fleet of naval warships to break the Russian blockade of Ukraine which is preventing the export of huge amounts of grain to the rest of the world.

Millions of tons of grain are stuck inside Ukraine and without it, levels of world hunger are considered highly likely to rise and may even trigger another migrant crisis. Such is the background to the suggestion by Lithuania that a so-called “coalition of the willing” of warships outside the structures of NATO could work together on getting food out of Ukraine’s seaports.

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Leaked Files Reveal China’s Human Rights Violations Against Uyghur Muslims

A collection of hacked files has revealed the concerning plight of Uyghur Muslims being persecuted in the Xinjiang province of China.

The BBC revealed more than 2,800 pictures from the newly shared information to document the human rights abuses of the Uyghur people.

“Today, further shocking details of China’s human rights violations in Xinjiang have emerged, which add to the already extensive body of evidence from Chinese government documents, first-hand testimony, satellite imagery and visits by our own diplomats to the region,” United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said.

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Biden Admin Appoints Radical Activist Who Wants to ‘Abolish ICE’ As an Immigration Judge

The Biden administration appointed five immigration judges on Monday, and among the appointed includes an activist judge that sits on the board of an organization whose mission is to abolish ICE and the police.

Romy L. Lerner is the board secretary of a group called “Detention Watch Network.” The organization’s goal is to “abolish immigration detention” in the United States “through collective advocacy, grassroots organizing, and strategic communications,” according to their website.

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Bush Assassination Plot Revealed in FBI Warrant — Outraged Ted Cruz Demands “Secure the Border Now”

The FBI says it disrupted a plot to assassinate former US President George W. Bush, according to fresh search warrant filing just uncovered by Forbes. “An Iraqi citizen living in Columbus, Ohio, has been charged federally with an immigration crime and with aiding and abetting a plot to murder former United States President George W. Bush,” the Justice Department confirmed in a Tuesday statement. The man was reportedly in the process of applying for asylum. “Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, 52, was arrested by FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force agents this morning and appeared in federal court here at 2:30pm,” the DOJ said.

“An Iraqi man in the U.S. accused of being an ISIS operative was plotting to kill George W. Bush, going so far as to travel to Dallas in November to take video around the former president’s home and recruiting a team of compatriots he hoped to smuggle into the country over the Mexican border, according to an FBI search-warrant application filed March 23 and unsealed this week in the Southern District of Ohio,” the bombshell Forbes report begins.

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Exclusive — Hungarian Justice Minister: Ukrainian Refugees ‘Wait Patiently, Show Respect’, Illegals ‘Breach Borders, Attack Police’

Hungary’s Justice Minister Judit Varga drew a clear distinction between Ukrainian refugees who wait respectfully for admission and aggressive illegal migrants who breach borders and attack the authorities in an interview with Breitbart News.

This is part one of an interview with Judit Varga, Hungary’s Minister of Justice.

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Germany: Proportion of Foreign Pupils in Berlin Schools Concealed

Berlin’s mayor Giffey wants even more immigration for her already ethnically “diversified” city. Meanwhile, the problems of imported “diversity” are swept under the carpet: The Senate wants to conceal the huge language and integration problems in the capital’s schools by no longer publishing information on the proportion of foreign or non-German-speaking pupils.

The Red-Green-Red Senate in Berlin is truly trying everything to conceal the consequences of its disastrous migration policy. This also extends to parents’ choice of school for their children. For some time now, it has been planned to remove information on the number of pupils where German is not spoken at home (“non-German language of origin”, abbreviated “ndH”) from the school directory. However, this is often the most important for parents when looking for a school for their children.

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Germany: Man Killed During Dispute Between Father, Son and Armed ‘Foreigners’ At Fair

A 40-year-old man was fatally shot when a group of ‘youths’ clashed with a father and son at a funfair in Germany last week, according to reports.

The tragic incident unfolded on Saturday evening in Lüdenscheid, a city in the Sauerland region.

Initially, a 16-year-old boy was ambushed by a half-dozen young males of ‘southern appearance’ at the festival, authorities say.

German police often use the term “Südländer” (Southerner) to describe individuals of non-European background who are typically ‘refugees’ or have ‘migration backgrounds.’

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Gov. Abbott Says He Will Send More Than 400 Buses of Migrants to DC as He Laments Biden and Harris Have ‘Never Once’ Reached Out to Him About the Crisis — With White House Steering Clear of Border the Day Title 42 Was Supposed to End

Governor Greg Abbott said Monday that Texas has been forced to ‘fight’ against the Biden administration regarding border security and said he wants to flood Washington, D.C. with 450 buses of migrants so the nations’ capital can experience what his state’s communities are facing.

The governor, speaking at a press conference in Eagle Pass, Texas on Monday afternoon, said that the cities and towns in his state are seeing ‘illegal migrants dumped off in their communities’ by the busloads every day.

‘They had no capability of dealing with them,’ Abbott told the press gathered in Eagle Pass City Hall. ‘And they talked about having to put them on buses and send them up to San Antonio. I said, I’ve got a better idea — we’re going to send them to Washington, D.C.’

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Greece: Gov’t Says it Won’t Allow Illegal Entry of Migrants by Land or Sea

A government minister warned on Tuesday that Greece would not allow the illegal entry of migrants by land or by sea, after a sharp increase in attempted entries through its Aegean islands and land border with Turkey over the past few days.

About a dozen vessels with hundreds of migrants on board have attempted unsuccessfully to cross from Turkey’s coast to the Greek islands in the past 48 hours, according to police data. On Tuesday, the coast guard said more than 590 people had tried to cross into the country by sea within a few hours.

“We won’t allow anyone to enter Greece illegally either from Evros or through the islands. Let everyone realise this,” Civil Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos said on the ANT1 TV channel.

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More Than 2,600 Channel Migrants Have Arrived in UK in May: Border Force Has Intercepted 87 Boats So Far This Month — as Total Making Crossing Since Start of Year Hits 9,439

More than 2,600 migrants have landed in the UK by small boat this month so far, with 252 men, women and children making the perilous journey across the Channel yesterday.

Official figures released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) reveals that 2,637 have reached British soil in 87 boats so far this month. So far today it appears that none have crossed the Channel.

While bad weather out at sea saw a temporary break in crossings between May 9 and May 14, migrant numbers are on the rise again as the Spring months bring calmer skies and waters.

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Two Migrants Wounded After Shooting in Northern France Makeshift Camp

Two migrants at a makeshift migrant camp in the city of Grande-Synthe were injured after gunfire broke out early Sunday afternoon, with one volunteer describing it as sounding like a “machine gun.”

Claudette Hannebic, a member of the ADRA association, a humanitarian group linked to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, witnessed the attack and stated: “It happened around 1:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m. I was far from the entrance to the Grande-Synthe camp, at the other end of the camp when I heard a [the first bang].”

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Get Woke, Go Broke: Old Navy Takes Massive Loss, Angers Customers After Going All-in on ‘Inclusivity’ Sizing

Old Navy and its parent company Gap Inc. took a massive loss after Old Navy went all-in on the so-called “body positivity” movement, offering extremely large and small clothing items.

Instead of cashing in on the feminist movement and earning praise for its apparent progressivism, Old Navy was left with clothing in only the extremely large and small sizes — and unhappy customers. A lot of unhappy customers.

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‘I Hope Netflix Has Pre-Ordered the Fainting Couches’: Ricky Gervais Comedy Special Hits Netflix, Outrage Ensues

Comedian Ricky Gervais’ new comedy special “Super Nature” had only been streaming on Netflix for a few hours when the outrage and pearl-clutching began.

Several people warned before the special even dropped that it was likely to trigger a response.

“Ricky Gervais is going to make a bunch of funny jokes in his new special. I hope Netflix has pre-ordered the fainting couches,” @AGHamilton29 tweeted.

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Indiana Lawmakers Override GOP Governor’s Veto of Transgender Sports Bill

The GOP-led Indiana House of Representatives and Senate voted to override Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of a bill banning biological males from competing in girls’ sports.

The House voted 67-28 early Tuesday. The state’s Senate voted in favor of the override 32-15 to overwhelmingly defeat the governor’s veto.

“Biological males have an inherently stronger physique, and this bill assures there are not any unfair advantages,” Republican state Sen. Jeff Raatz said in a statement following the governor’s April veto.

“Biological females have the right to participate on an even playing field against their peers, and ensuring this fairness in female sports is a critical part of providing our youth with meaningful experiences and opportunities beyond the walls of the classroom,” he added.

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School Board Member Says it’s Better to ‘Get an Abortion Than Have a Brown Child Who Ends Up Adopted by White Evangelicals’

“I would rather get an abortion than have a [b]rown child who ends up being adopted by white evangelicals… an abortion is an act of love,” wrote Jo Luehmann. Luehmann is, ironically, a pastor and, up until Monday, sat on San Diego’s Elevate Elementary School’s Board as a Parent Board Trustee.

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US Air Force Base Holds Drag Queen Story Hour for Kids

Ramstein Air Force Base is holding a Drag Queen Story Time for kids. The event, hosted by the Ramstein & Vogelweh Air Force Libraries, will be held on June 2.

“We’re celebrating Pride Month at the Ramstein Library with Drag Queen Storytime!” The event details read. “Join us with special guest reader Stacey Teed! Be sure to wear your brightest and most colorful outfits!”

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