Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/27/2022

Steven McCraw, the Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, acknowledged that the local police commander in Uvalde made a mistake when he failed to order his officers into the school where Salvador Ramos was slaughtering children. The police thought that it was a “barricaded hostages” incident, rather than an “active shooter” incident. The man who took out the shooter was an off-duty border guard whose daughter attended the school. He learned about what was happening when his wife phoned him while he was getting a haircut. He borrowed a shotgun from the barber, went to the school, and shot Mr. Ramos dead.

In other news, based on documents released by Pfizer, of the outcomes that could be documented, 82% to 97% of vaccinated pregnant women lost their babies after they were jabbed.

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

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Financial Crisis
» ‘Everything’s Up’: What’s Causing Inflation? Quebecers Weigh in
 
USA
» 18 Major Airlines, FAA, And DOT to be Sued Over COVID Vaccine Mandates
» Antifa-Allied Democrat Backtracks on Saying the Homeless Should Break Into and Occupy Homes After Backlash
» Apple Makes Further Push Into Digital IDs, With Driver’s Licenses Now in Maryland
» Authorities Investigating Whether Retired Federal Agent Had Advanced Notice of Buffalo Shooting
» Biden’s Disgraced Former ‘Ministry of Truth’ Boss Blames Jack Posobiec for Her Downfall
» Breaking: Texas Officer Gives Timeline of School Shooting, Admits Mistakes Were Made
» Breaking: Instagram Suspends Libs of Tik Tok for ‘Community Guidelines’ Violation
» Caroline Glick: Biden’s Foreign Policy is Driven by Impulse, Not Reason
» Court Ordered Release of Pfizer Document Reveals 82% — 97% of Vaccinated Pregnant Women Lost Their Babies
» Daytona Beach Police: 16-Year-Old Wanted for Stabbing Teen Girl Dies While Being Taken Into Custody
» Elon Musk: ‘The Right to Bear Arms is an Important Safeguard Against Potential Tyranny of Government’
» Elon Musk Dares AOC to Ask Her Followers Who’s More Trustworthy: Billionaires or Politicians
» Facebook Fact-Checkers Disagree on Definition for “Energy Independence”
» Five Wisconsin Cities Face Lawsuits Over Unmanned Voting Drop Boxes
» Investigators Knock Down Claims DeSantis Administration Doctored COVID Numbers
» Johnny Depp Coming Out on Top in Court of Public Opinion, Experts Say
» Liz Cheney Announces Bid for Re-Election, Trails Challenger in New Poll
» Man Stabbed to Death by Door-to-Door Salesman During Fight, Authorities Say
» Off-Duty Border Agent Rushed Into Uvalde School With Borrowed Shotgun to Save Students
» Onlookers Urged Police to Charge Into Texas School
» Probe Finds No Link Between New Jersey School and Possible Tumor Cluster
» Prominent Journalists, Liberals Fall for Hoax Claiming Gov. Abbott Paid Uvalde Victims’ Families for Photo-Ops
» Rand Paul: ‘Elitists Want a One World Government; It’s Not a Conspiracy Theory’
» Shoplifting Suspect Arrested 108 Times After Stealing From New York Rite Aid Repeatedly
» Sussmann Lied About Clinton So FBI Wouldn’t Dismiss Trump-Russia Tale: Feds
» Swiss Billionaire Behind Dem ‘Dark Money’ Donations Despite Not Being US Citizen
» TX Governor ‘Livid’ After He Was ‘Misled’ About Police Response in Uvalde Shooting
» Universities Reinstate Mask Mandates Around the Country
» Watch: Antifa, Gun-Control Activists Rage Outside NRA Convention, Call Black Police Officers ‘Disgusting Pigs’
 
Canada
» ‘Biggest Fake News Story in Canada’: Kamloops Mass Grave Debunked by Academics
» Doctor Gave COVID-19 Shot to Hundreds of Kids as Young as Six Months Old
» Interview: Kian Simone on His First Feature Film, ‘Trucker Rebellion: The Battle for Coutts’
» Man Killed Near Toronto School Was Carrying Pellet Gun: Police
» Newfoundland Drops Vax Mandate for Provincial Employees
» Poilievre Says Supreme Court Decision to Allow Parole Opportunity for Quebec Shooter ‘Violates Sense of Justice’
» Quebec Starts Vaccine Campaign Against Monkeypox
» The World Economic Forum in Calgary? Likely in a City Near You as Well!
» Trudeau Cancels Fancy Fundraiser Appearance Due to Protesters Wanting Freedom Back
 
Europe and the EU
» Breaking: World Health Organization Fails to Stop Avi Yemini From Reporting
» Dutch PM Sees Hope for Hungary Agreeing to Russian Oil Embargo
» EU Urges Citizens to Inform on Sanctions Violators
» European Union Preps for Gas Rationing Over Russian Shutdown Fears
» French Police Arrest ISIS-Supporting Teen Over Imminent Terror Attack
» Germany: Farmers: Food Will Become Extremely Expensive
» Hungary Announces Fuel Restrictions on Foreigners
» Meta Announces the World Economic Forum Will Have a Leadership Role in the Metaverse
» Six Convicted Over Death Threats to French Islam-Critical Teen Mila
» Watch: Klaus Schwab Cosies Up With Head of Pfizer as They Condemn ‘Conspiracy People’ And ‘Anti-Vaxxers’
» WEF 2022’s Eight Most Radical Proposals to Control People’s Lives
» WEF Reports: Closing Thoughts as Rebels Depart Davos
» World Economic Forum “Press Freedom” Panel Demands Social Media “Accountability” For “Rumors, Hate Speech”
 
Russia
» Global Food Crisis: Russia Tells West it Will End Grain Blockade Once Sanctions Are Lifted
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
» Russia’s Chechen Leader Kadyrov Warns Poland it Could be Invaded Next for Supporting Ukraine
» Russia Squeezes Ukraine in the East
» WHO Assembly Turns Into Anti-Russian Squabble-Fest
 
Australia — Pacific
» Assange Family Renewed Hope After Change of Government in Australia
 
Immigration
» UK: Ministers Plan Biggest Deportation Exercise Ever Attempted on One Day by Sending 300 Illegal Migrants Home — With Charter Flights Bound for Iraqi Kurdistan, Albania and Bangladesh
» UK: Open Borders: Annual Immigration Under Boris Tops One Million, Deportations in Freefall
» Ukraine Conflict Results in Hungary’s Largest Humanitarian Action to Date
 
Culture Wars
» Video: Biden Education Secretary Says Biological Males Should be Allowed to Compete in Girls’ Sport
» World Swimming Coaches Move to Create Separate ‘Transgender’ Category to Keep Biological Males Out of Women’s Sports
 

‘Everything’s Up’: What’s Causing Inflation? Quebecers Weigh in

These are difficult times for most Canadian families.

The exorbitant price of gasoline is having an impact on the price of the grocery basket, which was already on the rise.

In addition, there is the explosion in the cost of rent and energy, which is contributing to the impoverishment of the middle class and those who are already below the poverty line.

The government does not want to remove taxes on gasoline because it is good for the environment.

Premier Francois Legault, for his part, has decided to offer $500 to Quebecers to help them with inflation.

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

18 Major Airlines, FAA, And DOT to be Sued Over COVID Vaccine Mandates

Authored by Enrico Trigoso via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

John Pierce Law has filed a lawsuit against Atlas Air, on behalf of US Freedom Flyers (USFF) and Atlas employees, and plans to sue all major airlines, 18 altogether, plus the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), contending that the vaccine mandates imposed by these agencies on the airlines’ employees infringed on their constitutional, religious, and medical liberties.

The lawsuit against Atlas Air was filed in federal court in the Southern District of Florida, with over 100 plaintiffs pursuing litigation.

“Fundamentally, this case is about whether Americans should be required to choose between their livelihoods and being coerced into taking an experimental, dangerous medical treatment,” reads the lawsuit

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

Antifa-Allied Democrat Backtracks on Saying the Homeless Should Break Into and Occupy Homes After Backlash

Washington state congressional candidate Rebecca Parson, who was endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America and is allied with Antifa, previously said in a campaign ad that when she wins the election, a million people living in the US should break into empty houses and live in them so that Congress will pass housing legislation.

After significant blowback, Parson is now changing her tune.

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

Apple Makes Further Push Into Digital IDs, With Driver’s Licenses Now in Maryland

Maryland has joined the ever-growing plan by Apple to get people to carry digital IDs. Citizens of the state can now connect their ID and driver’s licenses to Apple Wallet to get a digital identification. A similar feature has already been rolled out in Arizona.

At certain TSA checkpoints at airports participating in the program like Reagan National and Washington International, residents of Maryland can use their iPhone or Apple Watch to verify their identity. The digital ID will not replace the physical ID. The state’s website clearly states that law enforcement will not accept the mobile ID, meaning residents still have to carry their physical ID anyway.

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

Authorities Investigating Whether Retired Federal Agent Had Advanced Notice of Buffalo Shooting

Authorities are reportedly investigating whether a retired federal agent, who allegedly regularly communicated with Buffalo supermarket shooter Payton Gendron online, had around a 30 minute advanced notice that the Tops shooting would occur.

Two law enforcement officials told The Buffalo News that authorities believe the former agent, who is believed to be from Texas, was one of six people who had regularly communicated with Gendron in an online chatroom.

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

Biden’s Disgraced Former ‘Ministry of Truth’ Boss Blames Jack Posobiec for Her Downfall

In Thursday’s episode of NRP’s Fresh Air, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security’s now-paused Disinformation Governance board called out Human Event’s Jack Posobiec as the beginning of the downfall of the group.

Nina Jankowicz told host Terry Gross: “So I haven’t done a full analysis of what happened. I do one day want to pull all of the tweets and kind of look to see if there’s any networks that are visible there. But what I think happened is there’s a very kind of tried and true method through which messages travel in the conservative media ecosystem.”

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

Breaking: Texas Officer Gives Timeline of School Shooting, Admits Mistakes Were Made

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw held a press conference on Friday to detail the timeline of the Uvalde school massacre on Tuesday and address questions as to the law enforcement response.

McCraw gave a timeline of events, one that had been lacking in the hours and days after the shooting when questions arose as to why officers did not immediately pursue the shooter into the school and attempt to prevent him from killing the 19 children and 2 women who lost their lives that day.

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

Breaking: Instagram Suspends Libs of Tik Tok for ‘Community Guidelines’ Violation

UPDATE: On Friday, Libs of TikTok announced on Twitter that their Instagram account has been restored.

In a screenshot of communications with Instagram, the Facebook team said that the account had been “disabled by mistake,” and that the account’s login has been restored.

Writing in response to the account’s restoration, Libs of TikTok said: “Thank you to everyone who spoke out against this censorship and demanded we be reinstated.”

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

Caroline Glick: Biden’s Foreign Policy is Driven by Impulse, Not Reason

Almost every day, questions arise about President Joe Biden’s ability to make presidential-level decisions. The questions stem mainly from Biden’s repeated rhetorical gaffes.

In a recent column in the Boston Herald, Howie Carr assembled a sampling of dozens of Biden’s misstatements since the start of May. Among the highlights, Biden told guests at the White House, “I thank all of you for being here, and I want you to enjoy the rest of the recession.”

In a speech before an audience of policemen, Biden asked, “How many police officers have multiple time and put a lion and had to do things that they’d have to think they’d have to do?”

Whereas Biden’s domestic policy malapropisms are generally subjects of amusement (or derision) with few consequences, the same cannot be said of his parallel misstatements when it comes to foreign policy.

Consider the war in Ukraine. In late January, as Russian troops were situated on the border with Ukraine awaiting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s marching orders, Biden gave a press conference in which he exposed NATO’s disagreements by noting that the alliance would be divided over how to respond to a “minor incursion” by Russian forces.

Confusion, and worse, impulsiveness, have been the hallmarks of Biden’s decisions no less than his pronouncements. The helter-skelter withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan last August remains the paramount example of the impulsive nature of Biden’s foreign policy. Biden ordered U.S. forces to withdraw, ending a 20-year war in humiliation and defeat without first coordinating the move with U.S. allies…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

Court Ordered Release of Pfizer Document Reveals 82% — 97% of Vaccinated Pregnant Women Lost Their Babies

A recently released confidential document reveals that a startling majority of in utero babies died after pregnant women were injected with the Pfizer vaccine.

Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency (PHMPT) requested documents related to vaccine licensing via a Freedom of Information Act Request, then sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In early January 2022, a federal judge ordered the FDA incrementally release the documents it claimed would take decades to process. PHMPT has posted Pfizer’s confidential documents as they have become available.

In the most recent release, on May 2, 2022, a document titled ‘reissue_5.3.6 postmarketing experience.pdf’ disclosed on page 12 that by February 8, 2021, 270 women had received the mRNA injection during pregnancy. But 238 cases were apparently not followed (“no outcome provided”). And, therefore, the pregnancy outcomes for those women are unknown.

The mere fact that 88% of the pregnant women injected were not followed throughout their pregnancies is deeply concerning since 124 of the 270 pregnant women had some type of adverse reaction (49 nonserious, 75 serious) according to page 12 of the same document.

Among those 34 pregnancies that are known, the report indicates that 28 babies died either in utero or upon birth. Only one outcome was reported as normal, and the remaining five were reported as “pending.”…

           — Hat tip: acuara [Return to headlines]
 

Daytona Beach Police: 16-Year-Old Wanted for Stabbing Teen Girl Dies While Being Taken Into Custody

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Beach police say a 16-year-old suspect wanted for stabbing a teen girl died as officers were attempting to bring him into custody.

According to a news release, Aaron A. Moten died at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando early Wednesday morning.

The ordeal began around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when Daytona Beach officers were called to Imperial Drive for a stabbing.

They discovered a 17-year-old girl outside of the home, bleeding from multiple stab wounds to her arms, legs and head. She was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Investigators found a bloody knife inside the home.

Witnesses provided police a description of Moten and a K9 team tracked him, eventually finding him facedown in the backyard of a Continental Drive property.

As Moten was being taken into custody, he became unresponsive, police say. Medics revived him before he was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center.

The Orange County Medical Examiner’s office will perform an autopsy on Moten’s body in order to determine the exact cause of death…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Elon Musk: ‘The Right to Bear Arms is an Important Safeguard Against Potential Tyranny of Government’

Space X and Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated in a Thursday interview that, while he espouses the idea of strict background checks and licenses for certain firearm owners, people should generally be free to own and bear firearms in America.

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

Elon Musk Dares AOC to Ask Her Followers Who’s More Trustworthy: Billionaires or Politicians

The social media feud between Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Tesla CEO Elon Musk continued Thursday when Musk dared the politician to create a poll asking her followers who they find more trustworthy, billionaires or politicians.

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

Facebook Fact-Checkers Disagree on Definition for “Energy Independence”

“The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing” among Facebook’s army of “fact-checkers,” specifically on the topic of whether or not the US is an energy-independent country, and at what point in time this may have been true or false.

They also disagree on what facts should be used to define if that independence was reestablished during Donald Trump’s term in office, and lost under the current administration.

But what is certain is that the result is more censorship on Facebook and Instagram, affecting posts by Media Research Center (MRC) 27 times within one month earlier in 2022. Both have labeled this content as “missing context,” which could therefore be “misleading.”

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

Five Wisconsin Cities Face Lawsuits Over Unmanned Voting Drop Boxes

The Thomas More Society on Thursday announced it has filed lawsuits on behalf of voters in Wisconsin’s five largest cities over illegal unmanned absentee voting drop boxes.

Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee and Racine face lawsuits for reportedly using the drop boxes, which are prohibited by Wisconsin election law.

Thomas More Society Special Counsel Erick Kaardal said in a press release that the five cities “made an agreement with the nonprofit Center for Tech and Civic Life to use the drop boxes to get these cities’ residents to vote.”

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

Investigators Knock Down Claims DeSantis Administration Doctored COVID Numbers

Florida investigators have rejected a former health department employee’s claim that she was fired for refusing to doctor COVID stats to benefit Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Inspector General found “insufficient” or no evidence that data scientist Rebekah Jones was told to manipulate or misrepresent pandemic numbers, NBC reported.

Jones, who ran Florida’s COVID-19 data dashboard, received national attention after accusing superiors of fudging data to bolster DeSantis’ case to ease restrictions.

Florida officials denied her charges from the outset.

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

Johnny Depp Coming Out on Top in Court of Public Opinion, Experts Say

Johnny Depp is coming out on top in the court of public opinion — and that could be even more important than whether he wins his bombshell defamation case against Amber Heard, experts say.

Now that the 58-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star has told his side publicly, legal and PR professionals told The Post a jury ruling in his favor doesn’t matter as much.

“When [Johnny Depp] stepped off the stand, I think he already won based on his definition of winning,” said Texas civil attorney Katherine Lizardo.

“Because he already obtained the favor of the court of public opinion … once he told his story.”

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

Liz Cheney Announces Bid for Re-Election, Trails Challenger in New Poll

Rep. Liz Cheney formally announced her bid for re-election Thursday, the same day as the publication of a new poll that shows her 30 points behind her main Republican primary challenger.

The survey conducted this week by Club for Growth reported that 56% of Wyoming Republicans would vote for attorney Harriet Hageman while just 26% would back Cheney. Club for Growth, which has endorsed Hageman, also found that 12% of voters are planning to back state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, while 6% are undecided.

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

Man Stabbed to Death by Door-to-Door Salesman During Fight, Authorities Say

A 44-year-old Jackson man was stabbed to death Thursday after trying to start a fight with a door-to-door salesman, authorities said.

Michael Tsamas, the 32-year-old working for a company contracted by Verizon to solicit customers, has been charged with murder and two weapons offenses, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said.

The altercation took place shortly after the Tsmas knocked on Joseph Delgardio’s door, officials said. Delgardio told Tsmas he wasn’t interested and the salesman left, according to the prosecutor’s office…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Off-Duty Border Agent Rushed Into Uvalde School With Borrowed Shotgun to Save Students

Jacob Alborado, who works as a Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) agent and lives in Uvalde Texas, got a chilling set of texts from his wife, a teacher at the now-famous Robb Elementary. He rushed to the scene and aided in the rescue of several rooms full of children, including his own daughter, Jayda.

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

Onlookers Urged Police to Charge Into Texas School

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman’s rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the 18-year-old shooter was killed by a Border Patrol team.

“Go in there! Go in there!” nearby women shouted at the officers soon after the attack began, said Juan Carranza, 24, who saw the scene from outside his house, across the street from Robb Elementary School in the close-knit town of Uvalde. Carranza said the officers did not go in.

Javier Cazares, whose fourth grade daughter, Jacklyn Cazares, was killed in the attack, said he raced to the school when he heard about the shooting, arriving while police were still gathered outside the building.

Upset that police were not moving in, he raised the idea of charging into the school with several other bystanders.

“Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to,” he said. “More could have been done.”

“They were unprepared,” he added.

Minutes earlier, Carranza had watched as Salvador Ramos crashed his truck into a ditch outside the school, grabbed his AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and shot at two people outside a nearby funeral home who ran away uninjured…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Probe Finds No Link Between New Jersey School and Possible Tumor Cluster

An investigation into a possible brain cancer cluster found no evidence a New Jersey school was the cause of tumors diagnosed in former students, officials declared Thursday.

During a press conference, local and state officials said a probe into Colonia High School, located in Woodbridge, found “there was no cause and effect relationship between those illnesses and the building and grounds at Colonia High School.”

“Today we are very happy to announce that our extensive testing for both radon and radiation in the interior and exterior of the school building produced no evidence of cancer-causing hazards that warrant further investigation,” said Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac during the press conference posted on the township’s Youtube page.

“This is terrific news for the current students of Colonia High School and their parents, who worried about their safety, along with current staff members, and is also great news for all former students who attended and staff who worked at Colonia High School.”

The investigation was jumpstarted after it was discovered more 122 people once connected to the school had a primary brain tumor and another 75 were diagnosed with other rare forms of cancer, according to NJ.com.

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

Prominent Journalists, Liberals Fall for Hoax Claiming Gov. Abbott Paid Uvalde Victims’ Families for Photo-Ops

Left-wing activists and prominent journalists that write for liberal publications spread a hoax on Thursday that Texas Governor Greg Abbott paid the families of the Uvalde, Texas shooting massacre victims for photo ops.

The shocking false claims came from the Twitter account @MyCancerJourne3, which stated that following the Robb Elementary School mass shooting, a representative for Governor Abbott showed up to his residence and attempted to coerce his family. The post has since gone viral.

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

Rand Paul: ‘Elitists Want a One World Government; It’s Not a Conspiracy Theory’

Senator Rand Paul appeared on Fox News Thursday and discussed the ongoing World Economic Forum gathering in Davos Switzerland, remarking that it is not a conspiracy theory to suggest the organisation is seeking a one world government, rather it is “in their mission statement.”

Paul urged that “The real danger here that’s even more dangerous than all their phony caring about carbon footprint, the real danger is this; look how bad your government is in a country where you get to vote for these people.”

“This would be a government, a world government where you don’t get to vote on anybody. This is everybody’s worst nightmare,” Paul asserted, referring to the ‘penetration’ of the WEF, to quote its head Klaus Schwab, into national governments.

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

Shoplifting Suspect Arrested 108 Times After Stealing From New York Rite Aid Repeatedly

42-year-old Michelle Mckelley has now been arrested for the 108th time for repeatedly stealing from a New York Rite Aid store.

But since the arrests are under “petit larceny,” New York State law says such misdemeanor crimes aren’t eligible for monetary bail. Court officials have tried placing Mckelley under the care of the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), but this alternative to jail hasn’t stopped the suspect from habitual shoplifting.

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

Sussmann Lied About Clinton So FBI Wouldn’t Dismiss Trump-Russia Tale: Feds

WASHINGTON — Former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann lied to an FBI official because he knew the bureau would have been more skeptical of since-discredited allegations of a Donald Trump link to Russia had they known he was acting on behalf of the Clinton campaign and an internet executive, a federal prosecutor charged Friday.

“He knew he had to conceal his representation of the Clinton campaign and Rodney Joffe to push the Alfa-Bank allegations to the FBI,” prosecutor Jonathan Algor told jurors in his closing argument in DC federal court.

“The chances of the FBI investigating would be diminished, would be seriously less” if Sussmann had been up front with former FBI general counsel Jim Baker about his clients, Algor added.

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

Swiss Billionaire Behind Dem ‘Dark Money’ Donations Despite Not Being US Citizen

A Swiss octogenarian billionaire has donated tens of millions of dollars to Democratic politicians and progressive causes in “dark money” contributions — and Hansjörg Wyss is likely funneling millions more to influence midterm elections in November, sources say.

One Virginia-based think tank estimates that, since 2016, nonprofits linked to Wyss have funneled more than $253 million to Democratic candidates and related causes, such as voter registration initiatives that benefit the party and efforts to impeach former President Donald Trump, through a dizzying array of related nonprofits.

“The foreign dark money revolving door is at it again, this time with their eyes set on the midterms,” said Caitlin Sutherland, executive director of the conservative Americans for Public Trust. “Wyss has already funneled hundreds of millions through his nonprofits to liberal groups that influence our elections, and now those very same groups are poised to engage in every policy and political fight all the way until November.”

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

TX Governor ‘Livid’ After He Was ‘Misled’ About Police Response in Uvalde Shooting

Update (1705ET): Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) said he was ‘misled’ about the police response to the school shooting in Udvalde, and is ‘livid about what happened.’

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

Universities Reinstate Mask Mandates Around the Country

As the school year draws to an end, American universities around the country are reinstating mask mandates.

The University of California Los Angeles sent out an email to its students on May 26, stating that its mask mandate “will go back into effect beginning Friday, May 27 and remain in place through Wednesday, June 15.”

Not all students are on board with the policy change, however.

“We are already one of the strictest schools with COVID; not only do we have to be vaccinated and boosted, but we also have to be tested weekly and fill out a symptom monitoring survey,” said Stella Foreman, a freshman at the university.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s website states, “effective Wednesday, May 25, face masks are once again required indoors across the University of Hawai’i System, except when working alone or separated from others by 6 feet or more.”

Regardless of how students may feel, more universities around the nation are following suit and implementing mask mandates again.

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

Watch: Antifa, Gun-Control Activists Rage Outside NRA Convention, Call Black Police Officers ‘Disgusting Pigs’

The National Rifle Association (NRA) Convention, which returned this year following a hiatus during the COVID pandemic, was met with anti-gun activists swarming the convention’s Houston, Texas location on Friday in response to massacre at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.

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

‘Biggest Fake News Story in Canada’: Kamloops Mass Grave Debunked by Academics

One year ago today, the leaders of the British Columbia First Nation Band Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc announced the discovery of a mass grave of more than 200 Indigenous children detected at a residential school in British Columbia.

“We had a knowing in our community that we were able to verify. To our knowledge, these missing children are undocumented deaths,” Rosanne Casimir, chief of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, said in a statement on May 27, 2021.

The band called the discovery, “Le Estcwicwéy” — or “the missing.”

What’s still missing, however, according to a number of Canadian academics, is proof of the remains in the ground.

Since last year’s announcement, there have been no excavations at Kamloops nor any dates set for any such work to commence. Nothing has been taken out of the ground so far, according to a Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc spokesman.

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

Doctor Gave COVID-19 Shot to Hundreds of Kids as Young as Six Months Old

A Toronto doctor is facing no professional discipline after admitting to giving the Covid-19 vaccine to at least 500 kids as young as six months old, despite the shot not being approved for children under the age of five.

According to the Toronto Star, Dr. Christopher Sun from Weston-Mount Dennis stands by his decision and claims he did it “to protect children.”

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

Interview: Kian Simone on His First Feature Film, ‘Trucker Rebellion: The Battle for Coutts’

Over the course of the pandemic, Rebel News video journalist Kian Simone (@KianSimone44) has morphed himself from a warehouse worker in Ontario to a successful Alberta documentary filmmaker with a sold-out premiere.

His first feature film, called Trucker Rebellion: The Battle for Coutts documents his time embedded in the blockade at Alberta’s main crossing with Montana where truckers and farmers led an uprising against remaining COVID restrictions and vaccine mandates. While other truckers went east to Ottawa, these ones went south to protest for freedom.

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

Man Killed Near Toronto School Was Carrying Pellet Gun: Police

The Toronto Special Investigations United says that the man who was killed by police after bringing a firearm near a Toronto school on Thursday was carrying a pellet gun.

Police say that they responded to reports of someone carrying a rifle in the Port Union neighborhood around 1 pm. The suspect was described as a man in either their late teens or early 20s, wearing a long jacket and a baseball hat, according to Global News.

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

Newfoundland Drops Vax Mandate for Provincial Employees

Newfoundland and Labrador has become the latest province to rescind its Covid vaccination policy for employees, including workers in long-term care homes, fire departments and many other settings.

“Given the current epidemiology of the province, a decision has been made not to extend the policy,” read a statement by Newfoundland’s health department on Thursday.

The decision comes into effect on June 1, and will apply to those who first fell under the mandate on Dec. 17.

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Poilievre Says Supreme Court Decision to Allow Parole Opportunity for Quebec Shooter ‘Violates Sense of Justice’

Conservative leadership frontrunner Pierre Poilievre released a statement on Friday condemning the Canadian Supreme Court over its decision to not allow a sentence of more than 25 years for the Quebec mosque shooter.

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to reduce the sentence of Alexandre Bissonnette, who pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder for his attack on Muslim worshippers at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City on January 29, 2017, violates our sense of justice,” wrote Poilievre.

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Quebec Starts Vaccine Campaign Against Monkeypox

Quebec has started its vaccine campaign against monkeypox, immunizing those who have been in close contact with the disease.

The province’s interim public health director, Dr. Luc Boileau, said that the province now has 25 confirmed cases, with 30 suspected cases under investigation.

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The World Economic Forum in Calgary? Likely in a City Near You as Well!

There has been no lack of attention on the the World Economic Forum as of late, in large part thanks to the incredible work of our team of independent journalists in Davos, which you can find at WEFReports.com, and The Great Reset Docuseries from our very own Kian Simone, which you can watch at ExposeTheReset.com, but for many implications of the actions of the World Economic Forum still seem far off… but are they?

We are far beyond the absurd narrative that concerns over the WEF are conspiratorial, most of the alleged conspiracy theories out there are in fact direct quotes from Schwab himself, like his shocking admission that half of Trudeau’s cabinet are WEF young global leaders, and that his organization intentionally penetrates foreign cabinets.

For all the concern over foreign interference by certain politicians, this should be at the forefront of those conversations.

Despite all of this, many are still relatively unworried about the WEF’s activities. They believe that the aspirations of this group are far off pipedreams for some global movers and shakers, not locally influential realities… but they are wrong.

Personally founded by Klaus Schwab, The Global Shapers Community is a World Economic Forum initiative comprised of 500 hubs in 500 cities that bring together over 15,000 leading young adult advocates to focus on four pillars of activism which include Climate Action, Future Cities, Civic Life and Healthy Cities.

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Trudeau Cancels Fancy Fundraiser Appearance Due to Protesters Wanting Freedom Back

What was supposed to be an expensive in-person evening with the prime minister this past Tuesday quickly turned into guests paying $1,000 each to watch Justin Trudeau appear virtually for a few minutes instead.

The fancy Liberal fundraiser advertised as “An Evening with the RT.HON. Justin Trudeau” took place at the Aria Convention Centre in Surrey B.C., where around 100 locals gathered outside to protest against the prime minister’s scheduled appearance.

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Breaking: World Health Organization Fails to Stop Avi Yemini From Reporting

“We can film if we like the World Health Organization but if we are reporting badly on the World Health Organization, we can’t film?” independent journalist Savanah Hernandez, who is working with our Rebel News team, asked? The guard responded in the affirmative, “uhmm hmmm.”

The team of six journalists Rebel News sent to Davos, Switzerland, to cover the annual cloister of the World Economic Forum made a six-hour detour on the way home through Geneva, to report on the 75th World Health Assembly, an event hosted by the World Health Organization.

However, the team was not met with open arms and a vigorous defence of press freedoms upon their arrival…

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Dutch PM Sees Hope for Hungary Agreeing to Russian Oil Embargo

Although Hungary is still resisting the sixth EU sanctions package against Russia, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has told CNBC in an interview that an agreement between other EU member states and Hungary on the proposed oil embargo could be reached by next week.

While Rutte did not provide any details on how he envisioned such a compromise, the Politico news outlet has previously reported on the matter, citing an EU diplomat who suggested that pipeline oil transport would not be affected by the embargo, only imports by sea — this was one of Hungary’s key requests.

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EU Urges Citizens to Inform on Sanctions Violators

The European Commission on Friday announced the introduction of an anonymous online platform for people to report any violations of sanctions on Russia and Belarus.

“Aware of anyone violating EU sanctions on Russia or Belarus? We have created an online tool for whistleblowers to contact us and report violations of EU sanctions,” the EC tweeted.

The commission also said on its website that “sharing first-hand information” can be a powerful tool to help uncover cases of violations, including evasion and circumvention.

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European Union Preps for Gas Rationing Over Russian Shutdown Fears

Gas rationing in Europe may be coming down the pike should Vladimir Putin follow through on his threat to cut off supplies to those who refuse to pay Russia in rubles, the European Union’s energy commissioner has warned.

This week, the EU has announced that it is crafting contingency plans, including rationing gas in the coming months in the event of a complete shut down of Russian gas shipments to the bloc. As many have already warned, a shortage of gas could be devastating to major European economies like Germany, which rely on abundant, cheap energy to function.

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French Police Arrest ISIS-Supporting Teen Over Imminent Terror Attack

French police in the department of Drôme have arrested an 18-year-old they claim was plotting to carry out a terrorist attack over the weekend and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terror group.

The 18-year-old was arrested last Friday, then indicted in Paris on Tuesday and is believed to have been planning a terrorist attack over the weekend “in the name of the Islamic State organization to which he had pledged allegiance,” according to investigators.

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Germany: Farmers: Food Will Become Extremely Expensive

According to the German Farmers’ Association in Hesse, food prices in Germany will rise to an “unprecedented extent”. At the farmers’ day in Alsfeld, association president Karsten Schmal said that the cost increases in the marketing chain would have to be passed on to consumers. They are caused by the exploding prices for energy, fuel, fertilizers and logistics.

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Hungary Announces Fuel Restrictions on Foreigners

The Hungarian government has announced that foreign drivers will no longer be allowed to gas up at reduced rates amid an explosive rise in prices and looming shortages in Europe.

In an effort to prevent ‘fuel tourism’ in Hungary, which has some of the lowest prices in the European Union, non-Hungarians will not be allowed to take advantage of state-regulated rates anymore.

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Meta Announces the World Economic Forum Will Have a Leadership Role in the Metaverse

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is on track to be at the center of defining what the future metaverse will look like by inserting itself in the metaverse’s creation early on.

WEF’s “multistakeholder initiative” wants to assume a leadership role in defining and building the metaverse, Facebook (Meta) President of Global Affairs and former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced.

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Six Convicted Over Death Threats to French Islam-Critical Teen Mila

A French court has convicted six people over harassment and death threats sent to a French teenager who was inundated with threats after posting a video critical of Islam on social media in 2020.

The six people convicted were handed sentenced form between suspended sentences of three months to prison terms of four months and will be monitored with an electronic ankle bracelet.

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Watch: Klaus Schwab Cosies Up With Head of Pfizer as They Condemn ‘Conspiracy People’ And ‘Anti-Vaxxers’

At the ongoing globalist World Economic Forum gathering of elitists in Davos, Switzerland, Bond villain wannabe Klaus Schwab and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla sat down to discuss their “groundbreaking” plans to distribute vaccines globally while attacking those they describe as ‘conspiracy people’ and ‘anti-vaxxers’ who resist.

Bourla told Schwab that his company has ensured governments in Europe and the U.S. will continue to protect pharmaceutical companies against lawsuits if vaccines they sell are “not working out well.”

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WEF 2022’s Eight Most Radical Proposals to Control People’s Lives

As the World Economic Forum (WEF) comes to a wrap, True North has been reporting on some of the most radical proposals the elites in attendance have championed.

WEF panels on a range of topics from climate change to the metaverse have revealed some startling and controversial projects, including an individual carbon tracker and global surveillance for viral outbreaks.

“The problem with the World Economic Forum isn’t that it’s some shadowy cabal secretly pulling the strings of world leaders,” True North senior journalist Andrew Lawton said from Davos, where he’s covering the WEF’s annual meeting. “The organization is quite open about its agenda to phase out oil and gas, ‘recalibrate’ free speech, and push for social credit-style carbon emissions tracking.”

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WEF Reports: Closing Thoughts as Rebels Depart Davos

The curtain has closed in Davos, Switzerland, on another annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Rebel News sent a team of six journalists to cover the event, where the world’s billionaires, politicians, businesspeople, influencers and celebrities devise plans to shape society.

The last Rebel standing in Switzerland, Lewis Brackpool, shared his thoughts on what it was like to cover the WEF in person in a post to social media.

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World Economic Forum “Press Freedom” Panel Demands Social Media “Accountability” For “Rumors, Hate Speech”

During a World Economic Forum “Freedom of the Press Panel” on Thursday, journalists and rights group heads complained about the way social media has allowed anyone to speak without “journalistic accountability” and called for social media companies to be held accountable when their algorithms promote “rumors,” “falsehoods,” “hate speech,” and “divisiveness.”

The panel was held in collaboration with legacy media outlet TIME magazine whose Editor-in-Chief and Chief Executive Officer, Edward Felsenthal, opened the panel by stating that the discussion would focus on central issues such as freedom of the press, restrictions on it, “the crisis of truth,” and “misinformation around the world.”

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Global Food Crisis: Russia Tells West it Will End Grain Blockade Once Sanctions Are Lifted

Russia will lift its blockade of the Black Sea and once again allow grain to be exported from Ukraine once Western nations lift sanctions, the country’s Deputy Foreign Minister has said.

With millions of tons of grain stuck in Ukraine due to Russia blockading the Black Sea, Western powers have been formulating various plans and schemes to get food exports once again flowing out of Ukraine.

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Ukraine: Russian forces gained ground in the Donbas region, potentially encircling a large group of Ukrainian forces fighting in the easternmost part of Ukrainian-administered Donbas. The civilian death toll from renewed Russian shelling on the northeastern city of Kharkiv rose to nine.

The Biden administration is preparing to send the long-range rocket systems Kyiv says are necessary to fight off the Russian onslaught, officials said.

President Volodymyr Zelensky joined other senior Ukrainian officials in denouncing suggestions that Ukraine should cede territory to Russia in return for peace. War has shaped Ukraine’s political institutions at least since the aftermath of World War II, and it now looks certain to do so well into the future.

A Ukrainian man who survived Russian beatings and death threats recounted his ordeal. Russia said it would retrain Ukrainian teachers in occupied regions, part of Moscow’s effort to establish control over the territory.

Russia: A group of under-the-radar commodity traders are cashing in on Russian oil, stepping in to buy and transport crude to customers as their bigger rivals retreat from the market.

Russia expelled Croatian diplomats, continuing a series of tit-for-tat measures deepening Moscow’s isolation.

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Russia’s Chechen Leader Kadyrov Warns Poland it Could be Invaded Next for Supporting Ukraine

Russia’s Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has claimed the issue of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is now “closed” and has threatened to attack Poland.

In a video posted on social networking site, Twitter, Kadyrov can be seen dismissing the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and warning Poland that it will be next.

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Russia Squeezes Ukraine in the East

Russian forces on Friday pounded the last Ukrainian strongholds in a separatist-controlled eastern province of Ukraine, including a city where authorities said 1,500 people have been killed and 60% of residential buildings destroyed since the start of the war.

Ukraine’s foreign minister warned that without a new injection of foreign weapons, Ukrainian forces would not be able to stop Russia from seizing Sievierodonetsk and nearby Lysychansk, two cities that are crucial to Russia’s goal of capturing all of Ukraine’s industrial Donbas region.

The cities are the last areas under Ukrainian control in Luhansk, one of two provinces that make up the region. Russian forces have made slow but persistent advances as they bombarded and sought to encircle both Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk.

“The Russians are pounding residential neighborhoods relentlessly,” regional governor Serhiy Haidai wrote in a Telegram post Friday. “The residents of Sievierodonetsk have forgotten when was the last time there was silence in the city for at least half an hour.”…

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WHO Assembly Turns Into Anti-Russian Squabble-Fest

The World Health Organization (WHO) is hosting its annual World Health Assembly (WHA) this week in Geneva, Switzerland. The theme, established by Director General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, is “Peace for Health, Health for Peace,” is especially peculiar as member states’ delegations continually reference the Russian war on Ukraine.

Except that after a plenary meeting general discussion, a representative from the Russian Federation exercised their right of reply at the end to say things that directly contradict the mainstream narrative about what is unfolding in the Ukrainian conflict.

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Assange Family Renewed Hope After Change of Government in Australia

THE family of jailed journalist Julian Assange is hopeful that the newly elected Australian government will pave the way for his release and return to his home country.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has previously expressed his support for the WikiLeaks founder, who has spent the last three years in London’s Belmarsh prison.

In February last year, he said that “enough is enough,” adding that “he can’t see what’s served by keeping [Assange] incarcerated.” Mr Albanese is also a signatory to the Bring Julian Assange Home petition.

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UK: Ministers Plan Biggest Deportation Exercise Ever Attempted on One Day by Sending 300 Illegal Migrants Home — With Charter Flights Bound for Iraqi Kurdistan, Albania and Bangladesh

Ministers are planning a mass deportation next week of foreign criminals and migrants who are in the UK illegally.

The carefully choreographed operation, involving up to 300 foreign nationals, is believed to be the biggest deportation exercise ever attempted on one day.

Charter flights booked by the Home Office are bound for Iraqi Kurdistan, Albania and Bangladesh on Tuesday.

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UK: Open Borders: Annual Immigration Under Boris Tops One Million, Deportations in Freefall

Boris Johnson’s government has increased annual legal immigration to over a million for the first time in modern history, as illegal immigration in the Channel remains uncontrolled and deportations remain in freefall.

Prime Minister Johnson dropped the Conservative (Tory) Party’s longstanding — but never kept and never sincere — pledge to reduce net immigration “from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands” ahead of the 2019 general election, but claimed there would still be some overall reduction in numbers, given Brexit made his premiership and Brexit supporters voted to Leave the European Union in large part because they believed it would lead to immigration cuts.

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Ukraine Conflict Results in Hungary’s Largest Humanitarian Action to Date

The Russian invasion of Ukraine triggered the largest humanitarian operation in Hungary’s history, government spokesman Alexandra Szentkiralyi said in a Facebook video on Thursday.

Bypassing the mainstream media and speaking directly to the electorate, Szentkiralyi told viewers that the war in neighboring Ukraine had now lasted for 90 days, and the Hungarian government had made it clear from the first minute of the conflict that the security of Hungary and the Hungarian people was its top priority.

At the same time, she continued, the government will provide all necessary assistance to the refugees, including accommodation, medical care, and children’s education.

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Video: Biden Education Secretary Says Biological Males Should be Allowed to Compete in Girls’ Sport

Joe Biden’s Education Secretary declared Thursday that he believes biological boys should be allowed to compete against girls in sports, and even accused his questioner, GOP Congressman Jim Banks, of wanting to exclude children by discussing their biological gender.

During a Congressional hearing, Banks questioned Cardona on the administration’s attitude toward “gender identity”.

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World Swimming Coaches Move to Create Separate ‘Transgender’ Category to Keep Biological Males Out of Women’s Sports

In a statement released earlier this month, the World Swimming Coaches Association (WSCA) laid out their proposal for Federation Internationale De Natation (FINA) in regards to addressing transgender swimmers, an issue that rose to prominence this winter in the case of UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/27/2022

  1. “Ministers are planning a mass deportation next week of foreign criminals and migrants who are in the UK illegally.”

    Watch the looney lefty lawyers sabotage it. I wonder who is funding them.

  2. The BP Agent who was at the barber shop was not on the entry team. He did enter the school and found his daughter and got her and her classmates out.
    The BORTAC Agents (three of them) entered the classroom after obtaining a key.
    The first Agent had the bunker (bullet resistant shield) and was the one who received a wound to his head and shrapnel wounds to his thigh. The other two BORTAC Agents neutralized the threat.

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