Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/28/2022

After a previous argument with residents in an apartment complex in Charleston, West Virginia, a man returned to the neighborhood with a long gun and started shooting into a crowd at a party. A woman with a concealed carry permit pulled out her pistol and shot him dead. There are no reports of any other injuries.

In other news, a recent poll indicates that 60% of Americans think that Joe Biden is too old to be president.

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

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Financial Crisis
» ECB’s Digital Euro ‘Dilutes the Value of Money’ And ‘Threatens Privacy’
» Majority of American Families Have Canceled Vacation Plans Due to Inflation
 
USA
» 2 Women Leaving a Church Funeral Service Were Hit by Stray Bullets in Philly Fatal Shooting
» 60 Percent of Americans Think Biden is ‘Too Old’ to be President: Poll
» Armed Partygoer Shoots, Kills Man Who Confronted Group With Rifle, Police Say
» Baby Formula Shortage Won’t Reverse Until at Least July
» Border Security Team in Uvalde Defies Order, Storms Classroom to Shoot Killer
» California to Test New Digital ID
» First Court of Appeals Strikes Down Attempt to Derail Desantis’ New Congressional Map
» Florida Republican Rep Victim of Twitter Hoax Claiming He Said Children Are ‘Small Sacrifice’ For Second Amendment
» ‘Hey Beto, How You Feel Exploiting Dead Kids?’: Drew Hernandez Confronts O’Rourke
» Law-Abiding West Virginian Woman With Concealed Firearm Stops a Mass Shooting
» Man Killed in Shootout With Police at Olive Garden in Orlando
» Obama Officials Covertly Tried to Undermine Trump by Meeting Secretly With Iran Over Nuclear Deal
» Oops — Gibson’s Bakery Seeks to Execute on $36 Million Appeal Bond Since Oberlin College Failed to Obtain Stay of Appeals Court Mandate
» Pet Owners Struggle to Find Wet Cat Food
» Texas DPS Director Suggests “Cyber Gaming” Could Play a Role in Causing Uvalde Shooting
» Uvalde Police Chief Who Delayed Active Shooter Response Will Join City Council
» Uvalde Officers Failed to Follow Active Shooter Training They Received Two Months Prior to Massacre That Killed 21
» Virginia School Librarian Describes Students as ‘Sex Workers’
» YouTuber Ethan Klein Calls for Bombing of NRA Conference
 
Canada
» Bill S-7 Will Make it Easier for Border Agents to Search Travellers’ Devices
» Budget Office Says Freeland’s Luxury Tax Will Kill Jobs and Lead to $604 Million Loss
» Heaping Pile of Manure Dumped in Front of B.C. Premier John Horgan’s Office Allegedly by Anti-Logging Protesters
» Man Allegedly Showed Up Armed at Toronto School: ‘I Want to Kill Jews’
» Number of Working-Age Canadians for Every Senior is Plummeting
» Proposed Law Could Empower Canadian Border Agents to Search Phones, Emails, And Texts
» Trudeau Wants “New Tools” To Tackle Online “Misinformation”
» Trudeau’s Health Minister Says World Health Organization Should be Given Even Greater Power
» World Airport Association Calls on Trudeau to Drop Canada’s COVID Travel Mandates
 
Europe and the EU
» Climate Madness: British Startup Releases Masks for Cows
» France: Woman Claims Paris Opera Rejected Her for Job Over Internship at Conservative Newspaper
» Lifesite’s ‘Stop Tedros’ WHO Pandemic Treaty’ Petition Surpasses 86,000 in Just One Week
» Neil Oliver Interviews Sophie Corcoran on Gbnews About Her Trip to the World Economic Forum
» President of Spanish Pharma Company on List of Over 2,200 People With Faked Vaccine Papers
» U.S. General: Finland, Sweden in NATO May Not Require More American Boots on Ground
» Vatican Official at Davos Says the Church is Implementing the World Economic Forum Agenda
» WEF Views Itself as an Agent for Change: Where is the ‘Conspiracy’?
» YouTube CEO Meets With Poland’s President to Discuss Censoring “Misinformation”
 
Middle East
» Turkey to Jail People for Spreading “Misinformation”
 
Russia
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
» Russia Attempts to Block Tor Again After Previous Attempt Failed
» Tide Turning? Boris Johnson Warns Russians Making ‘Palpable Progress’ In Donbas
 
South Asia
» India: Muslim Man Left Islam and Adopted Hinduism in Mandsaur (MP), Now Known as Chetan Singh Rajput
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia Begins to Reap What it Has Sown. It’s Grim.
» Update: Avi Yemini Released After Detention at Melbourne Airport — But They Impounded His Passport!
 
Immigration
» Migrants Account for Two-Thirds of Missing Children in Italy So Far This Year
» Migrant is First Person Convicted Over Easter Qur’an Riots in Sweden
» Watch: Andy Biggs Tells Charlie Kirk What’s Really Going on at the Border
 
Culture Wars
» ‘Jane’s Revenge’ Strikes Again: Video Footage Shows Vandalism of Washington Pregnancy Center
» School Offers ‘Gender Expression Kits’ With Breast Tape, Encourages Violence for Misgendering
» Tiny Mississippi Church Defaced With Pro-Abortion Vandalism: ‘Keep Your Laws Off My Body’
» UK: Female Cyclist Speaks Out After Taking Second Place to Biological Male in Women’s Racing
» UK: Labour MP: J.K. Rowling is Wrong, Some Women Are ‘Born With Penises’
 

ECB’s Digital Euro ‘Dilutes the Value of Money’ And ‘Threatens Privacy’

After ECB President Christine Lagarde spoke out in favor of regulating cryptocurrencies, there is a fresh debate about the digital euro. According to the ECB, this should supposedly be better than Bitcoin. But the opposite is the case, says financial expert Niko Jilch.

In an interview with German daily Die Welt, he said that the top European currency watchdog was scaremongering about Bitcoin “so that we can accept the digital euro as an ‘alternative’ when it comes along”. But the proposed new currency is the opposite of Bitcoin.

The digital euro is often sold as an officially approved Bitcoin alternative, but it is not: “The digital euro is centralized, its future and monetary policy is uncertain and is decided by a council, just like the analog euro.”

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

Majority of American Families Have Canceled Vacation Plans Due to Inflation

A new survey reveals that clear majorities of American families, concerned about the rising costs of inflation, are being forced to cancel their summer vacation plans.

According to The Center Square, the poll from Echelon Insights shows that “75% of parents say they are concerned about the rising cost of everyday purchases like food or gas.” Inflation has reached new highs not seen in over 40 years, affecting the costs of everything from gasoline to groceries.

The survey also asked if inflation has “caused you to change any of your plans for what your children will do this summer?” Of the respondents, 57 percent said yes, while just 37 percent said no. In addition, 51 percent of families said that they ultimately “changed or canceled plans for a family trip,” with another 41 percent saying that they “changed or canceled activities for my children like camp or extracurricular activities” due to inflation.

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

2 Women Leaving a Church Funeral Service Were Hit by Stray Bullets in Philly Fatal Shooting

It was the second homicide of the morning in Philadelphia and one of three for the day.

In a triple shooting that left one man dead Saturday morning in East Germantown, two women leaving a church service were also hit by gunfire, according to police.

Police said the triple shooting occurred around 10:15 a.m. at North 21st Street and Chelten Avenue near the border with West Oak Lane.

A 34-year-old man who police said they believe was the intended target was shot multiple times in the chest and taken by officers to Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:32.

The women — a 62-year-old shot once in the left hip and a 57-year-old shot in the right arm — had just left a funeral at the First Haitian Church of God of Prophecy, a police spokesperson said.

Both were hospitalized at Einstein, the older woman in critical condition, the other in stable condition, said police, who did not release identities of any of the victims.

Earlier Saturday morning, a 30-year-old man was shot multiple times throughout the body at 6:19 on the 800 block of North 50th Street in West Philadelphia. He was pronounced dead at 6:34 at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, police said.

Just before 5:30 p.m., a 30-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were shot on the 3100 block of Kensington Avenue in Kensington. Police said the man was shot twice in the chest and died at Temple University Hospital at 5:46. The woman was in stable condition at Temple with a gunshot wound to the left leg, police said…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

60 Percent of Americans Think Biden is ‘Too Old’ to be President: Poll

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Majorities of Americans believe Joe Biden has demonstrated he is too old to be President of the United States or is otherwise mentally unfit for the office, according to a new survey by Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies and the Harris Poll.

The survey of 1,963 registered voters from May 18 to 19 finds that 53% of respondents “have doubts” when asked if they believe Biden is “mentally fit to serve as President,” and 62% say he is “showing he is too old” for the job, including majorities of independents. Even 19% of Democrats admit “doubts about his fitness,” and 29% of Democrats agree he’s “showing he is too old.”

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

Armed Partygoer Shoots, Kills Man Who Confronted Group With Rifle, Police Say

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Charleston police say a man has died after he was shot following an altercation about speeding through a neighborhood.

According to the release from the Charleston Police Department, Dennis Butler, 37, of Charleston was found around 10:45pm Wednesday with multiple gunshot wounds at an apartment complex on Renaissance Circle.

Officers say their investigation found that Butler was approached earlier Wednesday and confronted about speeding through the apartment complex while children were playing.

The report says Butler left the area, but returned a short time later with an AR 15 style rifle and started shooting at people attending a party.

Officers say a party goer drew a pistol, fired at Butler and fatally wounded him.

Charleston police say no one else was injured, and that several witnesses and the person who fired at Butler waited for police to arrive and cooperated with their investigation.

The Kanawha County Prosecutor’s office is investigating. At this point there are no charges filed.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Baby Formula Shortage Won’t Reverse Until at Least July

Baby formula is completely out of stock in 70 percent of locations where it’s normally sold, and the trend isn’t expected to reverse until at least July.

The Abbott Nutrition plant in Michigan, which suffered a massive recall and was forced to shut down, is expected to be up and running by June 4. However, it will be another several weeks before the product starts hitting store shelves.

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

Border Security Team in Uvalde Defies Order, Storms Classroom to Shoot Killer

As an active shooter terrorized an Uvalde elementary school Tuesday, killing 21, an elite group of federal border agents defied police orders, stormed the building, and neutralized the target.

The border agents immediately wanted to enter the school, but were held back by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District police chief for 30 minutes.

Eventually unwilling to wait any longer, the squad defied orders to remain outside and broke into the classroom where the shooter had blockaded himself. After a brief confrontation, the squad shot and killed the assailant, 18-year old Salvador Ramos.

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

California to Test New Digital ID

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles is planning to test a mobile driver’s license, aka digital ID. The state might join three others, Colorado, Arizona, and Louisiana, that have already rolled out so-called mobile licenses.

Last year, the state’s legislature authorized the DMV to trial mobile driver’s licenses. So far, the DMV has not set a date for an official launch of the pilot project, but it is talking to several contractors.

According to the people advocating for them, digital licenses and IDs are more secure, private, and convenient. They also claim that digital IDs solve the “problem” of physical IDs.

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

First Court of Appeals Strikes Down Attempt to Derail Desantis’ New Congressional Map

In a Friday ruling, the First District Court of Appeals strongly condemned the decision of a federal judge in Florida to issue a preliminary injunction against the state’s newly-drawn congressional map.

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

Florida Republican Rep Victim of Twitter Hoax Claiming He Said Children Are ‘Small Sacrifice’ For Second Amendment

When rumors began circulating online that Republican Florida representative Randy Fine tweeted children are a “small sacrifice” for the Second Amendment, a look into the Tweet’s origin revealed it was clearly fake.

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

‘Hey Beto, How You Feel Exploiting Dead Kids?’: Drew Hernandez Confronts O’Rourke

Turning Point USA contributor Drew Hernandez of Frontlines confronted former Texas congressman Beto ORourke, after the politician interrupted a briefing about a mass shooting that killed 21 to politically grandstand.

“Hey Beto? How do you feel exploiting dead kids?” Hernanzes asked.

Instead of responding, ORourke ignored the inquiry and walked away from Hernandez, who is also a member of Turning Point USA.

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

Law-Abiding West Virginian Woman With Concealed Firearm Stops a Mass Shooting

Instead of waiting for the police to arrive, a woman with a concealed carry license in West Virginia acted fast to stop a crazed man with an AR-15-style rifle who was about to kill dozens of people at a graduation party.

“Instead of running from the threat, she engaged with the threat and saved several lives last night,” Charleston Police Department Chief of Detectives Tony Hazelett told local news WCHSTV.

The incident occurred Wednesday when Dennis Butler,37, was angered by a group of people hosting a graduation party who told him to slow down through an apartment complex in Charleston. He returned 30 minutes later, parked his vehicle, jumped in the backseat, and discharged his weapon toward the group of 30-40 people.

Unbeknownst to the shooter, a law-abiding citizen with a CCW was within the group and quickly drew her weapon and engaged Bulter with direct fire, fatally wounding him.

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

Man Killed in Shootout With Police at Olive Garden in Orlando

The investigation is ongoing

Orlando Police say a man is dead after a shootout with officers

The Orlando Police Department is investigating an officer-related shooting at an Olive Garden on Conroy Road that left one man dead.

Police said a man in his 20s was escorted outside the nearby Mall at Millenia by an officer working extra duty when the man potentially fired gunshots.

The officer working extra duty received minor injuries.

A short time later across the street at an Olive Garden, the man and an on-duty police officer exchanged gunfire.

The man was killed while the officer didn’t suffer any injuries, police said…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Obama Officials Covertly Tried to Undermine Trump by Meeting Secretly With Iran Over Nuclear Deal

In 2018, officials from the Obama administration met secretly with Iranian officials as part of a plan to undermine sitting President Trump efforts to isolate the regime with economic pressure to get them to dispense with their nuclear programs.

A newly released memo from the State Department shows that this “off-the-record” meeting was between a delegation of former US ambassadors and Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif at his residence in New York City.

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

Oops — Gibson’s Bakery Seeks to Execute on $36 Million Appeal Bond Since Oberlin College Failed to Obtain Stay of Appeals Court Mandate

As posted recently, Oberlin College is seeking to have the Ohio Supreme Court hear an appeal from the massive $32 million judgment entered after jury trial in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas as affirmed by the 9th District Court of Appeals.

There has been an appeal bond in place since trial issued by Zurich American Insurance Company securing the judgment plus future interest in the amount of $36 million, as a condition of a stay of judgment issued by the trial court.

In the Court of Appeals decision, the court noted on the very last page something that didn’t mean much to me at the time (emphasis added):

We order that a special mandate issue out of this Court, directing the Court of Common Pleas, County of Lorain, State of Ohio, to carry this judgment into execution. A certified copy of this journal entry shall constitute the mandate, pursuant to App.R. 27.

It does not appear that Oberlin College sought a stay of that mandate pending appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court. The Gibsons have just filed a Motion to Enter Judgment Against Surety Zurich American Insurance Company in the trial court arguing, in part:

Plaintiffs Gibson Bros., Inc. and Lorna J. Gibson, as the executor and representative of the Estate of David R. Gibson and the Estate of Allyn W. Gibson (collectively “the Gibsons”) respectfully request that this Honorable Court enter judgment against the surety Zurich American Insurance Company, Bond No. 9280167 in the amount of $36,127,181.25 plus $4,331.19 per diem from the date of filing. A chart calculating the judgment per diem is attached for the Court’s convenience as Exhibit 1. There is no valid stay of execution of judgment remaining, and the Gibsons are entitled to judgment in accordance with the mandate from the Ninth District Court of Appeals.

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

Pet Owners Struggle to Find Wet Cat Food

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Are you having trouble finding cat food? Well, many pet owners are.

Several people told 8 On Your Side it’s getting harder and harder to find wet cat food.

“I’ve seen shortages going to Winn Dixie, Publix, Walmart. So I have to come to the pet stores and pay extra for blue buffalo for either the dry or wet food,” said Carrie Cummings.

She said she has to driver across town to find her cat food.

“With gas being high, that’s not good,” she said.

With canned cat food being in high demand, it’s crucial to not run out.

“I try to just stock up so I don’t have that issue,” said Cummings.

That’s the key, according to Nick Trianta, owner of Pet Wize. He said it’s a constant challenge to keep pet food on the shelves and it’s been that way since the pandemic started.

“It’s not getting necessarily better,” he said. “It depends on the brands.”

According to PetsRadar.com, the cat food shortage is due to more than one thing. The ingredients for the food are more expensive to source and American households adopted more animals during the pandemic.

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

Texas DPS Director Suggests “Cyber Gaming” Could Play a Role in Causing Uvalde Shooting

Steven McCraw, the director of Texas’ department of public safety, appeared to suggest “cyber gaming” could be responsible for the Robb Elementary School mass shooting that left 19 kids and two teachers dead.

“We haven’t gotten into the why,” McCraw said during a press briefing. “We know the individual was also into cyber gaming in that regard, and group gaming.”

However, several studies refute the “video game” narrative. In 2019, a study by Oxford University concluded that “violent video game engagement is not associated with adolescents’ aggressive behavior,” and it was also noted that countries where more time is spent on video games than the US, such as Japan, don’t have increased violence.

However, the notion that games can be blamed for violence has increased calls for online censorship.

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

Uvalde Police Chief Who Delayed Active Shooter Response Will Join City Council

The Uvalde police chief who stopped at least 19 officers from responding while an active shooter killed children and teachers at an elementary school will take a seat on city council.

Peter Arredondo reportedly delayed his officers from moving into Robb Elementary School while 21 children and teachers were being murdered Tuesday.

He will take a seat on the Uvalde City Council, to which he was elected three weeks ago.

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

Uvalde Officers Failed to Follow Active Shooter Training They Received Two Months Prior to Massacre That Killed 21

New York Times reporter Mike Baker revealed law enforcement in Uvalde, Texas, failed to follow their own guidelines for active shooters when Salvador Ramos, 18, attacked an elementary school on May 24th, killing 21.

Baber revealed the news via Twitter Friday evening with an unsettling set of posts.

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

Virginia School Librarian Describes Students as ‘Sex Workers’

A concerned middle school teacher in Loudoun County, Virginia couldn’t let the comments of fellow school employee Stefany Guido slide after reportedly hearing her say some students — the majority of which are 11-13 years old — could be considered “sex workers.”

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

YouTuber Ethan Klein Calls for Bombing of NRA Conference

YouTuber Ethan Klein called for the NRA conference in Texas to be bombed.

“Saw there was a big protest outside the NRA meeting which was good,” Klein said Friday. “Do we have any insight into what they’re actually talking about there at the NRA meeting that’s today in Texas? Someone should bomb that building.”

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

Bill S-7 Will Make it Easier for Border Agents to Search Travellers’ Devices

A new Senate bill would allow Canadian Border Service (CBSA) agents to examine the contents of travellers’ smartphones, laptops and other devices under the threshold of “reasonable general concern.”

Bill S-7 aims to amend the Customs Act and the Preclearance Act, altering search protocol for those wishing to enter the country.

The threshold for search according to the bill does not offer a precise definition. This is in contrast to the well-established legal standards police must meet to conduct a search or make an arrest, including “reasonable suspicion” and “reasonable grounds to believe.”

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

Budget Office Says Freeland’s Luxury Tax Will Kill Jobs and Lead to $604 Million Loss

The parliamentary budget watchdog is warning that a 10% tax on private planes, expensive cars and boats proposed by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will lead to a loss of jobs and generate far less revenue than the government estimates.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) slammed the proposed tax in a recent Legislative Costing note, saying that it will cost people jobs once implemented in September.

“It is difficult to determine the extent of job losses but it is quite clear that with such a reduction in sales there would certainly be job losses,” said Budget Officer Yves Giroux.

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

Heaping Pile of Manure Dumped in Front of B.C. Premier John Horgan’s Office Allegedly by Anti-Logging Protesters

Supporters of Save Old Growth, a group that advocates for “climate action” and against the logging industry despite the many jobs it creates for some First Nation communities has taken credit for the heaping pile of crap outside the premieres office.

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

Man Allegedly Showed Up Armed at Toronto School: ‘I Want to Kill Jews’

A man made an unwelcome visit to Yeshiva Gedolah in Toronto’s North York, where he was allegedly yelling “I want to kill Jews” and other antisemitic phrases. He allegedly assaulted a staff member and witnesses say he was armed.

The unidentified man has been arrested by Toronto police and charged.

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

Number of Working-Age Canadians for Every Senior is Plummeting

New research by the Fraser Institute predicts that by 2027, there will only be three working-age Canadians for every senior over the age of 65 — almost half of what there were twenty years ago.

Report co-authors Ben Eisen and Joel Emes write that the shrinking ratio will “put pressures on public finances” in the next few years in funding cash transfers to seniors and paying for healthcare costs.

Projections were based on Statistics Canada demographic data, with “working-aged” defined as those between the ages of 15 and 64.

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

Proposed Law Could Empower Canadian Border Agents to Search Phones, Emails, And Texts

Concerns for privacy and increased calls for border safety clashed in Parliament on March 31st when an unusual bill was proposed in the Canadian Senate. S-7, which was drawn up to address concerns about the transfer of digital materials like child pornography, would allow border law enforcement to search travelers’ electronic devices and look through their emails, photos, and text messages, if needed.

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

Trudeau Wants “New Tools” To Tackle Online “Misinformation”

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the government is investing in new tools for security agencies to fight extremism and online “misinformation.”

“We need new tools to fight all of these pending threats, and that’s why we’ve turned to all of our security agencies to look at new ways of ensuring peoples’ safety,” Trudeau said in a press briefing in Vancouver, without specifying the tools he was referring to.

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

Trudeau’s Health Minister Says World Health Organization Should be Given Even Greater Power

(LifeSiteNews) — While speaking Monday in Geneva, Switzerland at the World Health Assembly, Canadian Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos said the World Health Organization (WHO) reaffirmed that the nation will support the WHO’s pandemic treaty.

“We need to learn from the current pandemic. The health, economic and social costs of not being adequately prepared are catastrophic. That’s why Canada supports the idea of a new multilateral instrument to ensure better preparedness,” Duclos said while speaking at the WHOs 75th World Health Assembly gathering.

“This is also precisely why institutions like the WHO are so important. The WHO has played a key role in international health cooperation since its creation and, even more so, since the beginning of this pandemic.”

Duclos was in Europe from May 18 to May 24 to participate first in the G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting in Berlin. He then traveled to attend the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, which wraps up Saturday.

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

World Airport Association Calls on Trudeau to Drop Canada’s COVID Travel Mandates

(LifeSiteNews) — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the Canadian government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should end at once all COVID travel restrictions, including vaccine mandates.

“The relevant authorities must urgently consider removing the last remaining travel-related COVID-19 restrictions and work with the industry on policies and processes which will allow passengers to pass through airports with no undue delay,” Peter Cerda, IATA’s regional vice president for the Americas, said Tuesday in a press release.

“Following the easing of many of these restrictions, demand is coming back and it is clear that people want to travel. We can therefore ill afford to have passengers subjected to unacceptable wait times both on arrival in the country or on departure.”

The IATA wants random testing, the ArriveCAN app (vaccine passport), and vaccine mandates gone.

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

Climate Madness: British Startup Releases Masks for Cows

The British startup ZELP has developed a mask for cows that filters methane. They received a climate protection award for this — Prince Charles is thrilled about the project.

It sounds like a belated April Fool’s joke: On May 24, 2022, the online portal Agrarheute reported that the British startup ZELP ( Zero Emissions Livestock Project ) had developed masks for cows. In this case, however, not to protect them from Corona, but to filter methane.

ZELP is currently testing various prototypes of the cattle masks, according to Agrarheute. These are already able to filter around 30 percent of the methane emitted by ruminants. In the future, this value should be increased to around 60 percent.

The highlight: ZELP was awarded the climate protection prize “Climate Design Award” for the “revolutionary” idea, which was created by WEF figurehead Prince Charles and designer Sir Jony Ive. The cattle mask was one of four winners and received a cash prize of the equivalent of 58 000 euros. Prince Charles supports face masks for cows to fight climate change.

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

France: Woman Claims Paris Opera Rejected Her for Job Over Internship at Conservative Newspaper

A Frenchwoman who participated in a five-month internship at a conservative French newspaper claims she was rejected for a position at the Paris opera due to her right-wing past.

The woman, named Adelaide, claims that she applied for several jobs following her internship at the Valeurs Actuelles newspaper and received a job offer from the Association pour le rayonnement de l’Opéra national de Paris (AROP), who gave her an interview earlier this week.

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

Lifesite’s ‘Stop Tedros’ WHO Pandemic Treaty’ Petition Surpasses 86,000 in Just One Week

(LifeSiteNews) — A petition calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to stop the pandemic treaty surpassed more than 86,000 signatures just one week after its launch on May 19.

LifeSite Petitions launched the petition on the eve of the start of the 75th World Health Assembly, whose members include 194 states. At this meeting in Geneva, which lasts until May 28, member states will decide on drafting a proposed pandemic treaty.

According to Dr. Robert Malone and other scientists, the global pandemic treaty is one of the biggest power grabs in political history with unelected international bureaucrats given the power to dictate pandemic responses at the expense of national sovereignty.

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

Neil Oliver Interviews Sophie Corcoran on Gbnews About Her Trip to the World Economic Forum

After reporting for Rebel News in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum, Sophie Corcoran (@SophieLouiseCC) has landed back in the United Kingdom and appeared on GBNews to speak with Neil Oliver (@TheCoastGuy) about her experience on the ground.

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

President of Spanish Pharma Company on List of Over 2,200 People With Faked Vaccine Papers

The president of the Spanish pharmaceutical company PharmaMar is one of the over 2,200 people listed by Spanish police as having purchased fake coronavirus vaccination documents.

José Maria Fernandez Sousa-Faro, the founder and president of PharmaMar, is one of the over 2,200 people identified as having paid a criminal network to fake their coronavirus vaccination status, following a Spanish police operation known as Operation Jenner.

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

U.S. General: Finland, Sweden in NATO May Not Require More American Boots on Ground

The U.S. general nominated to take over European Command has told senators that Finland and Sweden’s push to join NATO may not require adding more U.S. ground forces into either country, but that military exercises and occasional American troop rotations will probably increase.

Christopher Cavoli, who currently serves as head of U.S. Army Europe and Africa, said the increased military focus will probably continue to be on eastern Europe — where nations are more worried about potential Russian aggression and any spillover of the war on Ukraine.

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

Vatican Official at Davos Says the Church is Implementing the World Economic Forum Agenda

DAVOS, Switzerland (LifeSiteNews) — A Vatican cleric attending the 2022 Davos Summit, a conference hosted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) which advances a punishing “green” agenda, open borders, and “future pandemic” management, has said that the Catholic Church is “committed to the various issues considered at the forum.”

Speaking with Vatican News, Father Leonir Chiarello, Superior General of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles (Scalabrinians), said that the Church leads the way in implementing many of the WEF’s globalist ideals.

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

WEF Views Itself as an Agent for Change: Where is the ‘Conspiracy’?

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, National Post columnist Rupa Subramanya (@RupaSubramanya) joined Ezra to discuss her latest article, WHO and the Davos elite leave a lot to be desired.

“They see themselves as agents of change, they see themselves as powerful individuals trying to influence governments all over the world,” Rupa states. “Where is the conspiracy here?”

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YouTube CEO Meets With Poland’s President to Discuss Censoring “Misinformation”

Poland’s Andrzej Duda this week met with YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki in Belweder and talked about reducing “misinformation,” on the YouTube platform — particularly when it comes to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“Great to meet with President @AndrzejDuda and discuss how we’re working at YouTube to fight against misinformation and connect people with high-quality information about the war in Ukraine,” the YouTube CEO tweeted.

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Turkey to Jail People for Spreading “Misinformation”

The Turkish government introduced a new law in parliament that will give the government more control over the internet. The law was drafted by President’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its ally the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

The law, which is expected to pass, will punish “spreading misinformation on purpose.” It prohibits publicly spreading “false information regarding internal and external security, public order and the general health of the country, in a way that is suitable for disturbing the public peace, simply for the purpose of creating anxiety, fear or panic among the people.”

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Russia: President Vladimir Putin told his French and German counterparts that Moscow was open to resuming talks with Ukraine, but that the supply of Western weapons risked exacerbating the crisis, the Kremlin said.

Ukraine: Forces defending Severodonetsk—one of Ukraine’s last major strongholds in the eastern Luhansk region—might soon need to retreat from the city to avoid encirclement by Russian-backed troops, the region’s governor said.

In places like Bucha and Borodyanka, an influx of journalists and others seeking to document suspected Russian abuses has helped shed light on how the invading forces are treating civilians. But their work risks tainting evidence and undermining efforts to convict Russian soldiers for alleged war crimes.

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.

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Russia Attempts to Block Tor Again After Previous Attempt Failed

A legal challenge against the blocking of Tor in Russia was successful. However, the government has filed another legal process to block the privacy-focused browser and has broadened the case to involve Google.

The Russian government, which seeks to control the information citizens have access to by blocking thousands of websites, views Tor, and other tools like VPNs, that allow unfiltered access to information as a threat.

In 2017 a court gave the government the authority to order the blocking of Tor. But the blockade was implemented, without warning in December 2021. In partnership with a digital rights group called Roskomsvoboda, Tor challenged the blocking in court.

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Tide Turning? Boris Johnson Warns Russians Making ‘Palpable Progress’ In Donbas

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that Russian forces are now making “palpable progress” in eastern Ukraine, saying Ukrainian forces need long-range rocket launchers and other military hardware.

Britain’s defence ministry said on Friday that Moscow’s troops have recently captured several villages as they attempt to surround Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk in the eastern Donbas region, but do not yet have full control of the region.

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India: Muslim Man Left Islam and Adopted Hinduism in Mandsaur (MP), Now Known as Chetan Singh Rajput

Upendra Bharti | HENB | Mandsaur | May 28, 2022:: In Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh, a Muslim man has been converted to a Hindu Dharma after performing Hindu rituals ‘suddhi’ accordingly. On Friday, he was converted to Hinduism by leaving Islam in the Pashupatinath temple. Earlier a Muslim man had bathed with holy mixture of cow dung and urine. Sheikh Zafar Sheikh, son of Ghulam Moinuddin Sheikh will now be known as Chetan Singh Rajput. The 46-year-old Sheikh has been given initiation to Hinduism by performing a ritual worship by Mahamandaleshwar Swami Chidambaranand Saraswati.

During this programme, a large number of people were present in the temple premises. Sheikh was bathed with cow dung and urine. After adopting Hinduism, he said — this is homecoming. Since childhood, I was inclined towards Hinduism, that is why I married a Hindu girl. Till now I was feeling myself incomplete but now after converting to Hinduism I have become a complete Hindu. This makes me feel at peace.

On this occasion, MP Sudhir Gupta and MLA Yashpal Singh Sisodia also reached the temple and wished him on his return home. MLA Sisodia remained in the temple during the entire programme. The incident of conversion of a Muslim person remains a matter of discussion in the area. At the same time, pictures of Chetan Singh are becoming viral on social media as well. It is true that Chetan Singh did love marriage with a Hindu girl 10 years ago.

Talking to the media, Chetan Singh said that I have been following Hinduism for a long time. I don’t like fanatical minded people. My wife’s name is Sharda. I have had a love marriage. There is also a temple in my house. No family member has objected. On choosing the name Rajput, he said that the ancestors of Muslims were Rajputs. That’s why I have also chosen the title of Rajput. I am already a devotee of Lord Shiva. I have been purely fascinated by Sanatan Hindu Dharma since childhood.

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Australia Begins to Reap What it Has Sown. It’s Grim.

Apparently, it’s really difficult for our ONS to produce deaths by date of occurrence by sex and age until 7 months after year end. This means we won’t get any reliable death data for 2021 until July this year.

Fortunately, Australia is a little more timely with their data releases so we can get a little insight from down under.

Looking at both sexes and all ages, it is clear that things have gone really wrong for Australia since the week ending 11th April 2021. Between then and the end of Feb 2022, there have been 16k excess deaths.

There have been less than 4k COVID deaths in that same time with most of those coming since Sept 2021.

So, much like every other country of the world, Australia has had more COVID death since the COVID vaccine was introduced in Feb 2021 and substantially more excess death from other causes.

By the end of the period, more than 90% of the adult population has been jabbed.

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Update: Avi Yemini Released After Detention at Melbourne Airport — But They Impounded His Passport!

UPDATE 9:40pm ET / 11:40pm AEST: Avi Yemini has been released after an emergency phone call to his lawyer.

Avi’s passport, however, was not released with him. Stay tuned!

Rebel News‘ chief Australia correspondent Avi Yemini has been detained at Melbourne Airport in Australia. On Twitter, Avi has reported that his passport is being impounded due to a “scratch” on the document.

For the last week, Avi was in Switzerland covering the World Economic Forum in Davos and the World Health Assembly in Geneva.

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Migrants Account for Two-Thirds of Missing Children in Italy So Far This Year

Around two-thirds of the over 3,500 children who have gone missing across Italy so far this year are said to be migrants and are much harder to locate than their Italian counterparts.

Around 30 children are said to go missing every day on average in Italy, with 3,589 children being reported missing so far this year — but just one-third of them are Italian citizens, according to a government report.

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Migrant is First Person Convicted Over Easter Qur’an Riots in Sweden

A migrant man who attempted to throw a large stone at a Swedish police officer has become the first person convicted following the multi-day riots over Easter across Sweden in reaction to the burning of copies of the Islamic Qur’an.

The 34-year-old foreigner was sentenced to just six months in prison for rioting and attempting to seriously assault a Swedish police officer in the Stockholm no-go suburb of Rinkeby on Good Friday.

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Watch: Andy Biggs Tells Charlie Kirk What’s Really Going on at the Border

Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk interviewed Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) on Friday, live from the US-Mexico border of his home state of Arizona. Biggs had shocking revelations for Kirk and the viewing public.

Kirk mentioned that, the last time he himself was in Yuma, the feeling was that “Border Patrol has become kind of a glorified amnesty paperwork-processing organization.”

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‘Jane’s Revenge’ Strikes Again: Video Footage Shows Vandalism of Washington Pregnancy Center

LYNNWOOD, Washington (LifeSiteNews) — A member of the radical pro-abortion group “Jane’s Revenge” was caught on video vandalizing a Washington pregnancy center early Wednesday morning.

Footage shows a masked and hooded female spray-painting in red, cursive letters on Next Step Pregnancy Center in Lynnwood, Washington at about 2 a.m., “If abortion isn’t safe, you aren’t either,” a kind of slogan of the radical group “Jane’s Revenge,” the name of which was also spray-painted on the center’s back doorstep.

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School Offers ‘Gender Expression Kits’ With Breast Tape, Encourages Violence for Misgendering

A school in California’s Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) is in hot water for offering children “gender expression kits” in classrooms.

The school created baskets with various items to “guide” children in their gender expression, including rainbow face masks and chest-binding “trans tape.” The trans tape allows young girls to forcefully tape down their breasts, a dangerous practice which can lead to injury.

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Tiny Mississippi Church Defaced With Pro-Abortion Vandalism: ‘Keep Your Laws Off My Body’

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (LifeSiteNews) — A secluded Baptist church in Mississippi was the apparent target of politically motivated defacement Monday when vandals spray-painted pro-abortion slogans on the church’s exterior walls and windows.

Mt. Avery Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, Mississippi, a tiny church whose small congregation consists of only about four or five African-American parishioners over the age of 60, was tagged with pro-abortion graffiti sometime between Sunday services and Monday afternoon, local CBS affiliate outlet WCBI reported.

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UK: Female Cyclist Speaks Out After Taking Second Place to Biological Male in Women’s Racing

A female downhill mountain bike racer has spoken out in regards to coming in second place to a biological male, sparking an investigation by British Cycling.

Jane Page finished in second place in the women’s 19+ category in the second round of British Cycling’s (BC) Downhill National Series event at Fort William, Scotland, according to The Times.

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UK: Labour MP: J.K. Rowling is Wrong, Some Women Are ‘Born With Penises’

A Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) has said that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is wrong on transgenderism, declaring that some women are “born with penises”.

Stella Creasy MP, who has represented the London constituency of Walthamstow since 2010 for the Labour Party, said that while she acknowledges that “biological sex is real it is “not the end of the conversation”.

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/28/2022

  1. Australian excess deaths could be due to the long lockdowns and people being unable to go to the doctor. Many elderly were too frightened to go to the doctor in case they caught covid and most of us had to do telehealth. Elderly don’t have access to computers so they were effectively unable to go to the doctor. We had 260 days of lockdown in Melbourne, unable to travel more than 5 km from our home and the elderly are very frightened of doing the wrong thing so they wouldn’t have kept their specialist appointments.

    • So Australia is once again the penal colony that it was at its founding. Sadly, the length of the sentence and opportunity for parole don’t appear to exist any longer making residency there a matter of life imprisonment.
      Sadly, UStralia appears to be next as the construction of the prison appears to be nearing completion.
      At least the prison guards won’t be able to prevent Jesus from snatching us up out of their hands when He comes for His own who call Him Lord and Savior.

    • If that’s the case vs excess elderly deaths caused by the fake vaxx then the effect and responsibility are still the same. More deaths occurred than would have otherwise, and it’s debatable whether more deaths would have occurred had absolutely no actions been taken by the government at the beginning of the CCP virus debacle.

      Those who ordered lockdowns be imposed and then kept extending them should lose their jobs and pensions at the very least, and those responsible for preventing safe and effective treatments like ivermectin and hydroxy chloroquine from being prescribed or otherwise made available should be held criminally and civilly liable for damages and wrongful deaths.

  2. Who are the taxi drivers in Vienna? I read that in London taxi drivers are Pakistanis. In Moscow – Tajiks and Kirghiz.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0DTMJqKmqw
    Ukrainians beat taxi drivers in Vienna, but they don’t look like Austrians. An article on a German resource wants sympathy from us. Hm. As we say: devour each other.

    https://unser-mitteleuropa.com/wien-zentrum-ukrainische-schutzsuchende-pruegeln-taxifahrer-krankenhausreif-und-brausen-in-luxus-suvs-davon-video/

    • In the case of London, it depends which cabs we’re discussing.

      The “black” cabs, which are specially built to high safety standards, can be hailed on the street or queued for at rail stations, etc. The drivers (usually self-employed owners) have to pass a detailed examination, called “The Knowledge”, covering their familiarity with street layout, shortest routes etc, and it certainly used to be true that the majority were Jewish. One case of a driver sexually assaulting female passengers a few years ago received widespread publicity as it was so unusual.

      The “minicabs” are standard cars, must be booked online or by ‘phone, and their drivers do not have to pass such a test; they are of course cheaper, and many drivers are of south Asian heritage. In London and elsewhere, there have been rather more such cases.

  3. ​Not so long ago, director from Uzbekistan Mikhail Borodin (Russian name) made the film “Food 24”, which tells about migrants who were enslaved in Moscow. According to the director, the film is based on real events, based on the case of the “Golyanov slaves” (this is a real story, you can google it if you are interested).

    The main character Muhabbat works in the same convenience store. She was forced to marry, and she feeds and raises a newborn child without actually leaving the counter. The store owner is Zhanna, played by the Russian actress Lyudmila Vasilyeva (why we specified that the Russian actress plays the slave owner will become clear below). She takes passports from migrants, keeps them locked up, rules her business with an iron fist.

    The well-known SJW film critic Anton Dolin writes on the pages of Meduza (the media is recognized as a foreign agent) that “Mikhail Borodin reveals the topic of xenophobia subtly: he highlights not the problem as such, but its shadow zones, removed to the backyard by both Russian society and Russian cinema. It would seem that migrants humiliated by the white majority in a huge city are material in which there is a place for tragedy, comedy, and horror.

    It sounds very sentimental, but there are several moments that director Borodin chose not to show and film critic Dolin chose not to notice. Firstly, in real history, the owner of the slaves and the owner of the store in Golyanovo was a migrant from Kazakhstan, Zhansulu Istanbekova, it was she who kept dozens of natives of various countries of Central Asia (including Kazakhs) in slavery for more than ten years. Moreover, other relatives of Istanbekova had several more such points, with a total of more than a hundred migrant slaves. Secondly, the real “Golyanov’s slaves” were liberated by Russian heroes from the “Alternative” movement.

    Director from Uzbekistan Borodin chose to bypass these awkward moments. Why? Because an intolerant picture loomed. It turns out that the Kazakhs come to Moscow and culturally enrich the capital with their ancient and beautiful customs and exploit their own compatriots, and the Russians, instead of oppressing, on the contrary, save foreign specialists from slavery. The theme of xenophobia and “humiliation by the white majority” will not be revealed, so we decided to slightly modify the plot (based on real events). Moreover, director Borodin urges not to treat the Istanbekovs as migrants (an oppressed group), in one of the interviews he says “they have been living in Moscow for so long that they have ceased to be migrants.”

    https://vk.com/wall-201224353_391645

    https://t.me/mnogonazi/8106

  4. Not only is Biden too old, he is also senile and a pervert. What on earth were thr Democrats thinking?

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