Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/30/2022

Greece has blocked the entry of approximately 40,000 illegal migrants from Turkey so far this year. Meanwhile, a migrant-rescue NGO has been granted permission to disembark almost 300 migrants in Sicily.

In other news, a French journalist was killed by shrapnel while covering the war in Luhansk.

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Financial Crisis
» Germany Inflation Rate Jumps to 7.9% in May
» U.S. Gas Prices Hit Record $4.62 Per Gallon on Memorial Day
 
USA
» Elite San Francisco School Sees Record D’s and F’s After Ditching ‘Racist’ Merit-Based Admissions
» Father and 10-Year-Old Son Killed in Wissinoming Drive-by Shooting, Police Say
» Hollywood Lawyer Launches PR Campaign to Discredit Hunter Biden Laptop Story
» Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Crashed Into a Jeep Hours Before Being Arrested for DUI
» New IRS Data Reveals Florida Biggest Winner, New York Biggest Loser in Competition for People & Their Wealth
» No Bail for Chicago Suspect Charged With Setting Homeless Man on Fire
» Only 6.4 Percent of Harvard Grads Lean Conservative Upon Graduation
» Police Arrest Florida 5th Grader for Threatening to Carry Out Mass Shooting
» Poll: Joe Biden’s Job Approval Underwater in 47 States — 34% Overall
» Video: Rand Paul Slams “Democrat Plan to Brand Police, Soldiers as White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis”
» Video: Cruz Asserts “We’re Not Responding to Tragedy by Giving Up Rights”
» Walmart Apologizes for ‘Juneteenth’ Ice Cream After Backlash
» White House Officials Uninvited Border Patrol Officers Who Responded to Uvalde Shooting Prior to Biden’s Visit: Report
 
Canada
» Bank CEO Apologizes to Convoy Spokesperson for Account Freeze
» Breaking: Trudeau Moves to Implement ‘National Freeze’ on Handgun Sales Across Canada
» Breaking: Trudeau’s COVID Restrictions UPHELD in Parliament
» Feds Won’t Reveal Which Bureaucrats Were Paid as Influencers During COVID Timeframe
 
Europe and the EU
» Bill Gates: Next Pandemic Likely to be Caused by Climate Change
» Czech Republic to Join Poland and Hungary in Central European Gold Rush
» Czechia Sent Ukraine Weapons Worth €141 Million and Will Send More
» France: Climate Change Activist Attacks Mona Lisa Painting in Paris
» German Police: Probes of Child Sex Abuse Depictions Soared in 2021
» Germany: Widespread Election Fraud Uncovered in Berlin
» Hungary Won’t Yield to Pressure Over Sanctions Against Russia
» Italy: Salvini’s League Party Crashes in the Polls After Shift to the Left
» Poland Seeks to Attract Major Investors During World Economic Forum as PM Assures Attendees of Country’s Economic Stability
» Poland: Liberal Mayor of Warsaw Calls on EU to Withhold Funds to His Own Country
» Poland Sends Big Shipments of Weapons to Ukraine
» Pope Francis: World Peace is Threatened by ‘Nationalism,’ ‘Unbridled Greed’
» ‘Reasonable Worst Case Scenario’: Millions of UK Homes Face Winter Blackouts as Russia Turns Gas Taps Off
» Scientists Planning to Feed School Children Insects to Make the UK ‘Greener’
» Statements Against NATO Membership Discouraged in Finland
» The Hour of Reconciliation Between Polish and Ukrainian Churches is at Hand
» ‘Those Responsible for EU Energy Policy Should be Held Accountable,’ Says Former US Ambassador to Poland
» UK Doctors Overlooking ‘Asian’ Domestic ‘Honour’ Abuse to Avoid Accusations of Racism
» UK: Brexiteers Give Boris 2,000 Ideas to Obliterate EU Rules — and Here Are Their Suggestions
» UK: Energy Blackouts Coming This Winter
» UK: Statue of Margaret Thatcher Vandalised Again Only Weeks After Unveiling
» UK: Wolverhampton: Murder Arrest Following Death of Boy, 15
» Woke NGO to Blame for UK Universities ‘Decolonising’ History Courses — MPs
» World Economic Forum Urges People to Eat Seaweed, Algae and Cacti to Save the Planet
 
Middle East
» Turkey’s President Erdogan Threatens to Invade Syria (Again)
 
Russia
» French Journalist is Killed in Ukraine’s Donbas Region
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
 
South Asia
» India: Congress Inspired Unlawful Muslim Migration in Uttarakhand: Swami Darshan Bharati
 
Far East
» China Eastern Plane Crash Likely Intentional, US Reports Say
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» African Food Prices Spiking Amid Ukraine War, Russia Sanctions
 
Immigration
» Arrival of Over 33,000 Migrants Leaves Ireland ‘Struggling’ to Find Doctors
» Britons Last: Boris Govt Stifles Opportunities for Aspiring Middle Class With More Visas for Foreign Graduates
» Germany: Turkish Migrant Dad Chokes Out Teen Football Player and Pulls Knife on Playing Field Named After George Floyd in Berlin
» Greece Blocks 40,000 Migrant Crossings From Turkey
» Greece Planning Major Wall Extension on Border With Turkey
» How Many Ukrainian Refugees Are Actually in Czechia? The Number Keeps Changing
» Majority of Trump Voters Think Americans Are Being Deliberately Replaced With Immigrants
» Nearly 300 Rescued Migrants to be Disembarked in Sicily
» Pope Francis: Millions of Migrants ‘Desperately Need to be Welcomed’
» UK: First 100 Migrants to be Deported to Rwanda ‘Will Get Deportation Notices This Week’…
» Video: Belarusian Border Guards Beat Migrants at Polish Border
 
Culture Wars
» Canada: School Trustee Who Challenged Woke Agenda Steps Down Over Harassment
» Confirmed: Biological Male Swimmer Lia Thomas Does Have ‘Unfair Advantage’ Over Women Competitors
» Detroit Tigers’ ‘Pride Night’ Supports Gender Transition Surgeries for Children
» Disney Promotes Activist Organization Pushing for LGBTQ Programming in Public Schools
» Florida School District Accused of Instructing Staff to Hide Student ‘Gender Transitions’ From Parents
» Major Dispute Over Gay Marriage in Czechia’s TOP 09 Party
» Watch: Pregnant Men? At Least One Doctor is Striving to Make This a Reality
 

Germany Inflation Rate Jumps to 7.9% in May

Germany’s inflation rate reached 7.9% in May, according to data published by the German statistical agency Destatis.

The preliminary figures were based on the consumer price index and compared with prices from May 2021.

May’s inflation was thus up by 9% over the record-breaking rate record in April this year. It marks the highest rate of inflation since German reunification and a level similar to that seen in 1973/1974 following the oil crisis.

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U.S. Gas Prices Hit Record $4.62 Per Gallon on Memorial Day

May 30 (UPI) — Gas prices reached record highs on Monday as many Americans took to the roads to travel for the Memorial Day holiday.

The national average was $4.62 per gallon — an increase of 40% from the start of the year and much higher than the $3.04 per gallon average in 2021, according to AAA.

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Elite San Francisco School Sees Record D’s and F’s After Ditching ‘Racist’ Merit-Based Admissions

A record number of freshman students at San Francisco’s elite Lowell High School earned D and F grades this past fall — the first semester after the school board eliminated merit-based admissions that were deemed “racist” by former SF Board of Education Commissioner, Alison Collins — who was ousted along with two other school board members in a February recall over the admissions debate and other issues — including a series of 2016 tweets by Collins targeting Asian Americans.

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Father and 10-Year-Old Son Killed in Wissinoming Drive-by Shooting, Police Say

WISSINOMING — Philadelphia police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a father and son in Wissinoming.

Officials said police responded to calls for gunshots on the 2100 block of Carver Street Sunday night, just after 10:30.

When police arrived, they found a 38-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy each shot multiple times while sitting in a vehicle.

The boy was rushed to St. Christopher’s Hospital where he died from his injuries. The man was rushed by police to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital where he also died.

In their preliminary investigation, police determined the two were father and son.

The man had just parked a vehicle on the street near where they live when at least two shooters in a dark-colored vehicle, possibly an SUV, drove alongside and began firing, continuing to shoot at the victims’ vehicle until they drove away…

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Hollywood Lawyer Launches PR Campaign to Discredit Hunter Biden Laptop Story

A Hollywood lawyer has assembled a team of lawyers and investigators aimed at spreading a counter-narrative about Hunter Biden’s now infamous laptop. Hunter Biden has enlisted the help of friend and attorney Kevin Morris as the federal investigation into the younger Biden’s finances continues.

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Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Crashed Into a Jeep Hours Before Being Arrested for DUI

New information has come to light showing that the Saturday night arrest of Paul Pelosi, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)’s husband, was only shortly after a collision between his vehicle and another car. He crashed his Porsche into a Jeep.

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New IRS Data Reveals Florida Biggest Winner, New York Biggest Loser in Competition for People & Their Wealth

Authored by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner via Wirepoints.org

Every year, states across the country compete with each other for people and their wealth as millions of Americans move between states. The stakes are large. A growing population for the winners means an increasing tax base, economic growth and investment. For the biggest losers, it means more difficulties in paying down debts, higher taxes and fewer investments for the future.

The nation’s most-recent winners of migration from other states are Florida and Idaho according to the latest migration data released by the IRS. Florida, the nation’s perennial winner, gained the most people and income overall in 2020, while Idaho gained the most of both on a percentage basis.

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No Bail for Chicago Suspect Charged With Setting Homeless Man on Fire

May 30 (UPI) — A judge on Monday ordered a suspect charged with attempted first degree murder for allegedly setting a homeless man on fire in downtown Chicago to be held without bail.

Cook County, Ill., Circuit Judge Charles Beach ordered 27-year-old Joseph Guardia to remain in jail after police accused him of pouring gasoline on an elderly homeless person known to many in Chicago as “The Walking Man” while he was asleep and igniting the fire that severely injured him last week.

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Only 6.4 Percent of Harvard Grads Lean Conservative Upon Graduation

A new survey out from Harvard University’s Crimson shows that there is a distinct, left-leaning political hegemony among graduates from the Ivy League school. Only 6.4 percent of those who surveyed said that their views were conservative-leaning upon graduation, which is a decrease from the number of students who identified as conservative prior to beginning their study at the storied 4-year university.

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Police Arrest Florida 5th Grader for Threatening to Carry Out Mass Shooting

May 30 (UPI) — Florida authorities say they have arrested and charged a fifth-grader for sending a text message that threatened a mass shooting at his school.

Lee County, Fla., Sheriff Carmine Marceno said the 10-year-old boy was arrested Saturday after his department learned of the message, which was sent by the Patriot Elementary School student in Cape Coral.

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Poll: Joe Biden’s Job Approval Underwater in 47 States — 34% Overall

President Joe Biden’s job approval rating over the Memorial Day weekend is underwater in 47 states, including the typically dark blue California and his home state of Delaware, according to the CIVIQS rolling job approval average.

Biden is underwater in 47 states, including California, which overwhelmingly voted for him in 2020, and his home state of Delaware:

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Video: Rand Paul Slams “Democrat Plan to Brand Police, Soldiers as White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis”

In a speech on the Senate floor Friday, Rand Paul blasted efforts by Democrats to paint up all law enforcement officers and those in the military as dangerous radical racists.

Paul was addressing The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022, blocked by Republicans in the Senate, that demands the FBI and Department of Homeland Security change the way they investigate and monitor domestic terrorism suspects.

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Video: Cruz Asserts “We’re Not Responding to Tragedy by Giving Up Rights”

Texas Senator Ted Cruz defiantly signalled to anti-Second Amendment campaigners that he intends to fight off efforts to impinge on rights in the wake of the Uvalde school shooting last week.

Speaking at the NRA conference in Houston this past weekend, Cruz stated “It’s far easier to slander one’s political adversaries and to demand that responsible citizens forfeit their constitutional rights than it is to examine the cultural sickness giving birth to unspeakable acts of evil.”

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Walmart Apologizes for ‘Juneteenth’ Ice Cream After Backlash

Walmart has pulled its Juneteenth-themed ice cream and issued an apology after social media backlash last week over accusations that the mega retailer was commercializing a federal holiday meant to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.

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White House Officials Uninvited Border Patrol Officers Who Responded to Uvalde Shooting Prior to Biden’s Visit: Report

Officials from the Biden administration have reportedly uninvited many of the border patrol agents and law enforcement officers who responded to the Uvalde school shooting from a meeting with President Joe Biden scheduled for last Sunday.

Breitbart reports that police officers who responded to the school shooting at Robb Elementry School last Tuesday received an invitation to meet with President Biden during his planned visit to the city on Sunday afternoon.

A senior Customs and Border Protection official told the publication that the officers received the invitation late last week and many of them accepted it and were scheduled to attend a private address by the president, however, they were later informed that they were uninvited.

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Bank CEO Apologizes to Convoy Spokesperson for Account Freeze

Freedom Convoy spokesperson Benjamin Dichter has published an email he received from Scotiabank’s chief executive officer apologizing for the “frustration and inconvenience” of the account freezes authorized by Justin Trudeau’s Emergencies Act orders. Questions about whose accounts were frozen and who ordered the freezes still remain unanswered. Dichter joins The Andrew Lawton Show live to respond to the apology email. Also, with three days to go until Ontario’s election, New Blue leader Jim Karahalios returns to the show to discuss the ‘New Blueprint’ on which his party is running.

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Breaking: Trudeau Moves to Implement ‘National Freeze’ on Handgun Sales Across Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new gun control measures that he says will “protect communities,” including a freeze on “handgun ownership.”

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Breaking: Trudeau’s COVID Restrictions UPHELD in Parliament

The Conservative Party-led motion to revert to pre-pandemic rules and service levels for travel was defeated on Monday, with Nays beating out Yeas 202 to 117.

The Opposition motion, put forward by Thornhill MP Melissa Lantsman, called on the House to revert measures that restrict unvaccinated Canadians from travelling by train or plane in their own country.

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Feds Won’t Reveal Which Bureaucrats Were Paid as Influencers During COVID Timeframe

We know that Health Canada has been paying influencers to push pro-vaccine pro lockdown messaging.

Blacklock’s broke that weird story back in March:

Cabinet yesterday defended attempts by the Department of Health to promote its pandemic image through paid tweets. The department was doing the best it can, said Senator Marc Gold (Que.), Government Representative in the Senate: ‘They are providing information to Canadians to the best of their ability.’

It was so gross. Millionaires, taking tax money, to convince the little guy to comply with lockdowns that could destroy them financially? It is the Kardashification of public health. But what if the influence was coming

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Bill Gates: Next Pandemic Likely to be Caused by Climate Change

Billionaire Bill Gates says there’s a 50 per cent chance the next pandemic will be caused by man-made climate change or be deliberately released by a bio-terrorist.

The Microsoft founder made the comments during an interview with Spanish news outlet El Diario.

Asserting that the next major pandemic is likely to occur within 20 years, Gates said, “It could be a virus made by man, by a bioterrorist who designed it and intentionally circulated it. That is a very scary scenario because they could try to spread it in different places at once.”

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Czech Republic to Join Poland and Hungary in Central European Gold Rush

Submitted by Ronan Manly, BullionStar.com

It was almost inevitable that the Czech Republic would buy more gold.

With all of its regional neighbors having recently either repatriated large quantities of gold (Germany and Austria), or bought large quantities of gold (Poland and Hungary), it seems that the Czech Republic has now taken note and does not want to be left out of this Central European gold rush.

On 26 May in an interview with Czech publication Ekonom, the incoming governor of the Czech National Bank (CNB), Ales Michl, said that he plans to massively increase the central bank’s gold reserves from the current 11 tonnes to over 100 tonnes or more.

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Czechia Sent Ukraine Weapons Worth €141 Million and Will Send More

A proposal will be presented to government ministers for further military assistance to Ukraine worth 600-700 million korunas (€24-28 million), Czech Defense Minister Jana Cernochova announced on Czech television.

The minister did not want to discuss specifics about the military provisions, but revealed the Czech government has now provided the Ukrainian military with more than 3.5 billion korunas (€141 million) worth of equipment.

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France: Climate Change Activist Attacks Mona Lisa Painting in Paris

A man who shouted slogans about climate change attacked the Mona Lisa painting in Paris by smearing it in cake cream, but his efforts failed miserably due to the iconic work of art being protected behind bullet-proof glass.

The incident took place at the famous Louvre art museum on Sunday.

Onlookers were shocked to see what appeared to be an old woman in a wheelchair rise up and rush towards Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece.

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German Police: Probes of Child Sex Abuse Depictions Soared in 2021

May 30 (UPI) — Germany saw a more than 100% increase in police investigations of depictions of sexual violence against children and young people during 2021, authorities reported Monday.

The police actions, including investigations of the distribution, acquisition, possession and production of such depictions, came in response to a “strong increase” in the dissemination of depictions of abuse of minors, German law enforcement officials told reporters in Berlin.

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Germany: Widespread Election Fraud Uncovered in Berlin

The chaotic elections in Berlin and the simultaneous elections to the House of Representatives last September are making bigger and bigger waves. In the meantime, the Federal Election Commissioner has requested that the federal election be repeated in half of Berlin’s constituencies. At the regional state level, irregularities were deliberately waved through by the leftist Green senate.

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Hungary Won’t Yield to Pressure Over Sanctions Against Russia

Just as the heads of state and government were gathering in Brussels for a two-day summit to discuss a new set of sanctions against Russia, Hungary reiterated its position that it cannot stand behind the proposed sanctions in their current form.

Balazs Orban, the political director for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, explained the sanctions go against an EU agreement from March on national sovereignty in determining a country’s energy mix.

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Italy: Salvini’s League Party Crashes in the Polls After Shift to the Left

What happened to Matteo Salvini and his party, the League? At the height of his form in 2019, Salvini was deputy prime minister and interior minister in Giuseppe Conte’s first government. His party won the elections to the European Parliament that year, doubling its result obtained in the previous year’s parliamentary elections.

Salvini was successfully implementing his closed-port policy as part of a general clamp-down on illegal immigration, resulting in a very large decrease in the number of arrivals by sea of new illegal immigrants and also a significant decrease in the number of drownings in the Mediterranean. He had become, together with Hungary’s Viktor Orban, the face of resistance to mass immigration that Brussels, Berlin, and Paris wished to impose on all Europeans.

Today, Salvini’s League is part of a government dominated by left-wing parties — the Democratic Party (PD) and the 5-Star Movement (M5S) — and led by a Eurocrat, Mario Draghi.

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Poland Seeks to Attract Major Investors During World Economic Forum as PM Assures Attendees of Country’s Economic Stability

Poland will not be hit by recession and its economy will grow by at least 3 percent this year, the country’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, announced during the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday.

Speaking to the commercial television channel, Polsat News, Morawiecki claimed that despite talk in Davos of a recession in the U.S. and across Western Europe, “there is no mention of recession in Poland because in this and the next year recession will not happen.”

The Polish prime minister explained that the country’s budgetary position remains strong which is proven by the multi-billion surplus recorded in April.

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Poland: Liberal Mayor of Warsaw Calls on EU to Withhold Funds to His Own Country

Liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski said that he hoped the European Commission will make more demands before it transfers National Recovery Plan funds to Poland, which means Poland may have to wait even longer to unlock tens of billions in funding for schools, energy, healthcare, and key construction projects.

“The European Commission assures that it presented Law and Justice (PiS) government with terms for transferring funds, I am very glad about this,” said Trzaskowski. The mayor of the Polish capital added that the amendment to the law on the Supreme Court that includes removing of the Disciplinary Chamber did not meet the requirements set by the European Commission and did not fully restore the rule of law.

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Poland Sends Big Shipments of Weapons to Ukraine

As a result of Polish military assistance, the Ukrainians are now in possession of at least 24 howitzers, while six more Caesar “howitzers” have been delivered by France. Germany and the Netherlands have promised the delivery of 12 more, but the crews of the German Panzerhaubitzen 2000 are still being trained and it is not clear when the equipment will actually find its way to the east.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov confirmed that the howitzers are operational and that Ukraine has received modifications of the M109 howitzer which is found in the arsenals of many states.

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Pope Francis: World Peace is Threatened by ‘Nationalism,’ ‘Unbridled Greed’

ROME — Pope Francis warned of dangers to world peace Monday, highlighting poverty, nationalism, and “unbridled greed.”

In our time, world peace is “threatened by forms of particularism and nationalism, driven by selfish interests and unbridled greed,” the pontiff told a delegation from B’nai B’rith International, a nonprofit Jewish organization. “This increases the risk, in the end, of even greater contempt for human dignity and rights.”

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‘Reasonable Worst Case Scenario’: Millions of UK Homes Face Winter Blackouts as Russia Turns Gas Taps Off

A shortage of gas this winter could leave six million homes in the UK without power, a ‘reasonable worst case scenario’ foreseen by the UK government has predicted. To make up the shortfall, the government has asked coal power stations it ordered to close down to remain open.

Six million homes could see their power ‘rationed’ at peak times in blackouts lasting a month in the depth of winter if Russia — a major exporter of power to Europe, even now after its belligerence in Ukraine and seemingly hollow rhetoric from Brussels — continues to constrict or even end supply to more European countries, causing a serious energy shortage.

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Scientists Planning to Feed School Children Insects to Make the UK ‘Greener’

A new plan drafted by “scientists” in a bid to educate children on “the environmental and nutritional benefits of edible insects” will see four primary schools in Wales provide insects for student consumption. The move is part of a school project to switch children’s appetite toward “alternative protein” and to persuade parents to follow their lead.

This “alternative protein” includes crickets, locusts, mealworms, silkworms and grasshoppers as the alternative to meat consumption in schools.

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Statements Against NATO Membership Discouraged in Finland

NATO membership is a free choice and the citizens of Finland overwhelmingly want to be part of the alliance. At least this is the justification for the continuous expansion of NATO towards the borders of Russia despite the agreements signed with the Russian leaders after the implosion of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact.

However, news coming from Finland, a historically neutral country, confirmed that joining the Atlantic bloc is not as free and spontaneous as it is made out to be.

The Finnish authorities, in fact, intimidate the population so that they do not speak out against the country’s entry into the Atlantic alliance, the Chairman of the Finnish Journalists Union, Juha Korhonen told RT. He is confident that many people in Finland are against the bloc.

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The Hour of Reconciliation Between Polish and Ukrainian Churches is at Hand

The time for full reconciliation between Poland and Ukraine is at hand and may now involve both the Greek Catholic as well as the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, said Archbishop of Lublin Stanislaw Budzik after returning from the Polish Episcopate’s mission to Lviv and Kyiv, in an interview with Polish media outlet Tygodnik Solidarnosc.

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‘Those Responsible for EU Energy Policy Should be Held Accountable,’ Says Former US Ambassador to Poland

Poland is dealing outstandingly well with the tough economic situation accompanying the ongoing war in Ukraine, the former U.S. ambassador to the country has claimed.

In an interview for Polish news outlet Interia, Georgette Mosbacher stated that Poland’s active geopolitical stance, its involvement in humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine, and its ability to withstand the challenges it is facing, have all been impressive. As an example, she mentioned the country’s efforts to build its natural gas reserves up in preparation for a conflict, and the construction of LNG terminal in Swinoujscie just in time before Russia cut off deliveries of gas.

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UK Doctors Overlooking ‘Asian’ Domestic ‘Honour’ Abuse to Avoid Accusations of Racism

Doctors in the UK are overlooking suspected instances of domestic abuse involving “Asian” communities for fear of being labelled racist, a report has claimed.

General Practitioners (GPs) in the UK are said to be overlooking what they suspect to be instances of domestic abuse within so-called “Asian” households or communities, for fear their probing may be labelled as racist.

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UK: Brexiteers Give Boris 2,000 Ideas to Obliterate EU Rules — and Here Are Their Suggestions

Brexit Opportunities Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg made a direct appeal to Express readers and people around the country for ideas about how the UK can benefit from Brexit. Since his appointment in February, the British public has responded “with enthusiasm” and hundreds of ideas have poured into Mr Rees-Mogg’s office.

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UK: Energy Blackouts Coming This Winter

Millions of Brits face morning and evening power cuts this winter under the government’s “reasonable” worst-case scenario.

The technocrats are telling us we may have to endure energy rationing, which they’ve been demanding for years to save the planet, because Putin bad.

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UK: Statue of Margaret Thatcher Vandalised Again Only Weeks After Unveiling

A newly erected statue of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been vandalised again, not even a month after it was first put up.

Having been standing for less than a month in the English town of Grantham, the statue of the former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has once again been vandalised.

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UK: Wolverhampton: Murder Arrest Following Death of Boy, 15

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 15-year-old boy died in Wolverhampton.

West Midlands Police said they were called to reports of an injured child near a canal bridge in Reapers Walk, Pendeford, at about 16:15 BST.

The force said the boy was believed to have been stabbed.

The 16-year-old was detained shortly before 19:00 along with a 46-year-old woman who is being held on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Both are from Wolverhampton, police said…

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Woke NGO to Blame for UK Universities ‘Decolonising’ History Courses — MPs

Universities in the UK are “decolonising” their curriculum despite government warnings in the hopes of winning awards from one woke NGO, MPs have claimed.

Despite multiple warnings from government officials, universities are marching on with their progressive crusades against white authors and problematic texts, with many continuing to “decolonise” their curriculum in a way that has been compared to censorship within the Soviet Union.

MPs are now blaming one woke NGO in particular, Advance HE, for the defiance from universities, with elected representatives claiming that many universities are taking the progressive axe to their teaching plans in the hopes of winning awards from the non-profit.

According to a report from The Telegraph, Advance HE offers awards to some Universities which sign up to its racial equality charter, a privilege which the publication says involves third-level institutions paying thousands of pounds a year to the organisation.

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World Economic Forum Urges People to Eat Seaweed, Algae and Cacti to Save the Planet

World Economic Forum technocrats are urging people to ditch meat and other foods deemed to be harmful to the planet and instead consume “climate beneficial foods” such as seaweed, algae and cacti.

The WEF made the call as it wrapped up the 2022 meeting of global elitists in Davos, Switzerland.

A video summary was posted to Twitter in which the WEF promoted alternatives to a food system it claimed is responsible for two thirds of global carbon dioxide emissions.

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Turkey’s President Erdogan Threatens to Invade Syria (Again)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday threatened to launch another military incursion into Syria, without warning, if he deems it necessary to neutralize Kurdish militia groups classified by Turkey as terrorists.

“We are fighting against terrorists in northern Syria and we will continue it until they will be eradicated,” Erdogan said during a commemoration of the 569th anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul.

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French Journalist is Killed in Ukraine’s Donbas Region

The French news broadcaster BFM TV said a 32-year-old French journalist was killed Monday in eastern Ukraine, fatally hit by shell shrapnel while covering a Ukrainian evacuation operation.

BFM TV said its journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff was killed as he was “covering a humanitarian operation in an armored vehicle” near Sievierodonetsk, a key city in the Donbas region that is being hotly contested by Russian and Ukrainian forces. He had worked for six years for the French television channel.

French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to Leclerc-Imhoff on Twitter…

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Ukraine: Russian forces advanced into the center of Severodonetsk, one of the last Ukrainian strongholds in the eastern Donbas region, where Moscow is now concentrating its offensive.

The battle for Severodonetsk has in many ways resembled the fight for Mariupol, where Russian-backed forces worked to encircle the city while constant shelling reduced most buildings to rubble.

A French journalist was killed while reporting on evacuation efforts in Luhansk, the province’s governor said.

Strains to infrastructure will impair Ukraine’s ability to export its coming grain harvest, as the country tries to work around Russia’s Black Sea blockade, likely depriving the world of more than 8% of all cereal exports.

EU: The European Union said for the first time that it will impose an oil embargo on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, taking a big step forward in the bloc’s economic fight against Moscow that is already reverberating in global markets. EU leaders were meeting in Brussels. The embargo will include an exemption for oil delivered from Russia via pipelines, an amount that makes up one-third of EU oil purchases from Russia.

U.S.: President Biden said the U.S. won’t send rocket systems that strike Russia, as the U.S. considers sending Multiple Launch Rocket Systems for battlefield use.

Russia: President 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.

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India: Congress Inspired Unlawful Muslim Migration in Uttarakhand: Swami Darshan Bharati

Sonam Singh Rajput | HENB | Dehradun | May 30, 2022:: On May 22, 2022, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami mentioned that the state has been finishing up an intensive identification drive to expel unlawful Rohingyas migrants from the state. Together with unlawful Mazars mushrooming up in numerous elements, he had additionally raised considerations over the demographic imbalance in Uttarakhand because of the unprecedented improve within the Muslim migrant inhabitants within the state.

The CM had assured that a number of Rohingya Muslims with out correct documentation had been recognized by the state authorities and shall be pushed out of the state after the identification drive.

Swami Darshan Bharti, a veteran saint working in opposition to unlawful Mazars and drug addicts, spoke to the media about this radical downside plaguing the state of Uttarakhand, also referred to as “the land of the gods” (Devbhoomi) due to its variety of Hindu pilgrimage websites.

The Muslim inhabitants was once 1.5% to 2%, now it’s about 14% in Uttarakhand: Swami Darshan Bharati

Swami Darshan Bharti defined, “Beforehand, the cumulative variety of Muslims in Uttarakhand was roughly 1.5 to 2%. The native Muslims spoke Garhwali and have been delicate to the indigenous tradition. When Uttarakhand annexed the district of Haridwar, the complete Muslim inhabitants rose to five to six%. Moreover, when Yogi Adityanath took over the cost in Uttar Pradesh, many Muslims deserted the state and settled in Uttarakhand. Among the many settlers are numerous well-known Muslim leaders and entrepreneurs. Muslims now represent round 14% of the inhabitants of Uttarakhand. Infiltrators from Bangladesh and Rohingyas residing within the riverside slums are including to this inhabitants. These unlawful infiltrators and Rohingyas have additionally organized all the mandatory authorities paperwork over these years, mentioned the Hindu saint.

Bangaldeshi colonies have mushroomed in numerous elements of Uttarakhand, Congress helped them with documentation

“There have been roughly 6000 Muslim votes within the first meeting in Vikasnagar, Dehradun,” Swami Bharti continued. In the identical meeting immediately, there are roughly 32 thousand Muslim voters. Muslims who’ve come and settled right here from different states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Bengladesh have additionally contributed to those demographical adjustments. These Bangladeshi Muslim colonies have mushroomed in sure pockets in Uttarakhand. Not less than 50,000 Bengali Muslims have made their properties right here,” rued Swami Darshan.

He added that the demographic imbalance within the mountainous areas in Uttarakhand has additionally turned out to be an explanation for concern for the federal government and the administration of the state. “In Uttarkashi immediately, there are round 5,000 Muslim voters, however there have been by no means even 150 up to now. If we hadn’t evacuated Badrinath, Muslims would have moved there as nicely. The Muslim neighborhood had beforehand requested house from the Badrinath temple committee. They’ve now, nonetheless, begun to re-establish themselves there as a result of it’s nearly inconceivable for us to conduct every day monitoring.

Swami Darshan Bharati informed the media that the largest increase to Muslim inhabitants in Uttarakhand was within the Congress authorities. He said that it was not the BJP authorities, however the earlier Congress regime that helped unlawful Rohingyas as settle here by making ready their official paperwork.

Notably, the Muslim inhabitants of Uttarakhand was just one.5 per cent when the state was constituted in November 2000. It jumped to 13.95 per cent within the 2011 census. After this, no official knowledge is offered concerning the rise within the inhabitants of Muslims, nonetheless, consultants are of the opinion that there might be no indicators of the inflow slowing down…

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China Eastern Plane Crash Likely Intentional, US Reports Say

Flight data indicates a China Eastern Airlines plane that crashed in March was intentionally put into a nose-dive, according to US media reports.

Investigators have so far not found any mechanical or technical faults with the jet, the reports say, citing a preliminary assessment by US officials.

The Boeing 737-800 was flying between the southern Chinese cities of Kunming and Guangzhou when it crashed.

All 132 passengers and crew on board the plane died in the crash.

“The plane did what it was told to do by someone in the cockpit,” according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the story, citing a person familiar with US officials’ preliminary assessment of the cause of the crash.

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African Food Prices Spiking Amid Ukraine War, Russia Sanctions

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — It now costs Ayan Hassan Abdirahman twice as much as it did just a few months ago to buy the wheat flour she uses to make breakfast each day for her 11 children in Somalia’s capital.

Nearly all the wheat sold in Somalia comes from Ukraine and Russia, which have halted exports through the Black Sea since Moscow waged war on its neighbour on Feb. 24. The timing could not be worse: The U.N. has warned that an estimated 13 million people were facing severe hunger in the Horn of Africa region as a result of a persistent drought.

Abdirahman has been trying to make do by substituting sorghum, another more readily available grain, in her flatbread. Inflation, though, means the price of the cooking oil she still needs to prepare it has skyrocketed too — a jar that once cost $16 is now selling for $45 in the markets of Mogadishu.

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Arrival of Over 33,000 Migrants Leaves Ireland ‘Struggling’ to Find Doctors

A recent surge of migrants in Ireland has left authorities in the country struggling to find doctors to treat new arrivals.

Doctors are now the latest resource to be in short supply within the Irish state, with senior officials now admitting that they are “struggling” to find medical professionals to treat some of the tens of thousands of migrants who have arrived in the country this year.

Over 30,000 new arrivals have landed on the island since Russia launched its “special military operation” in Ukraine, with some towns in the country seeing their populations double within a matter of weeks thanks to authorities promising to take in a limitless number of migrants.

The consequences of Ireland’s woke open borders policy to the crisis have been felt by the populace ever since, with the Irish Examiner reporting that doctors are the latest resource that have been put under pressure by the crisis.

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Britons Last: Boris Govt Stifles Opportunities for Aspiring Middle Class With More Visas for Foreign Graduates

Amid record net immigration and a collapse in deportations, Britain’s nominally Conservative government is dishing out even more visas to foreign graduates, undercutting skilled Britons.

Priti Patel MP, who heads the Home Office government department responsible for controlling immigration — or not, as the case may be — in the Boris Johnson administration hailed the opening of its so-called”high potential individual” immigration route as an “exciting” opportunity to “put ability and talent first, not where someone comes from” in the wake of Brexit.

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Germany: Turkish Migrant Dad Chokes Out Teen Football Player and Pulls Knife on Playing Field Named After George Floyd in Berlin

The father of a young aspiring footballer has been arrested by German authorities after storming the pitch during one of his son’s matches and proceeding to choke an opposition player before brandishing a knife and threatening to stab him.

The attack took place in the youth match between the Turkish-dominated Berliner AK and SC Staaken at the George Floyd Stadium in Berlin. The Turkish-born assailant allegedly launched into the frenzied attack after an altercation on the pitch between the 14-year-old opponent and his son.

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Greece Blocks 40,000 Migrant Crossings From Turkey

Greek authorities say they have thwarted tens of thousands of illegal crossings at the land border with Turkey so far this year, according to reports.

Migration pressure is increasing along the Evros River, which separates northeastern Greece from Turkey.

Low water levels in recent weeks have been attracting more smugglers and migrants seeking desirable crossing conditions, AFP reports.

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Greece Planning Major Wall Extension on Border With Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they are planning a major extension of a wall along the country’s border with Turkey and are seeking European Union financial support for the additional construction.

Notis Mitarachi, the migration affairs minister, said the steel wall would be extended from 40 to 120 kilometers (25 to 75 miles), with construction work due to start later this year.

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How Many Ukrainian Refugees Are Actually in Czechia? The Number Keeps Changing

The dramatic refugee wave from war-torn Ukraine has left Czechia unsure how many refugees are even in the country. The government is still looking for ways to calculate the number of refugees, but is losing track of where they are in the country.

In mid-May, estimates from the regions spoke of 200,000 refugees. A few days later, interior minister Vit Rakusan talked about 280,000. It also turned out that the whereabouts of many of them remain unkonwn, which resulted in the Czech Ministry of the Interior sending checks to 1,600 addresses where at least some refugees were supposed to be staying.

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Majority of Trump Voters Think Americans Are Being Deliberately Replaced With Immigrants

A Yahoo News/YouGov poll has found that 61 per cent of Trump voters think Americans are being deliberately replaced with immigrants as part of a political agenda.

The survey found that a majority of Trump supporters agree that “a group of people in this country are trying to replace native-born Americans with immigrants and people of color who share their political views.”

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Nearly 300 Rescued Migrants to be Disembarked in Sicily

The humanitarian rescue ship Ocean Viking has received the green light to disembark in Sicily, Italy 294 persons rescued from distress at sea. Some of the survivors have been holding out on the ship for ten days and nights.

The Ocean Viking with 294 rescued migrants on board was assigned the port of Pozzallo on the Italian island of Sicily, SOS Mediterranee announced on Twitter late on Sunday.

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Pope Francis: Millions of Migrants ‘Desperately Need to be Welcomed’

ROME — Pope Francis urged a greater welcome for migrants Monday, appealing for a “a broader international awareness” regarding the phenomenon of migration.

We cannot forget “the millions of asylum seekers, refugees and displaced persons in other parts of the world, who desperately need to be welcomed, protected and loved,” the pontiff told participants in a meeting of the International Catholic Migration Commission.

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UK: First 100 Migrants to be Deported to Rwanda ‘Will Get Deportation Notices This Week’…

…as centre for 1,500 asylum seekers is due to open in Yorkshire despite fury from villagers who will be outnumbered two-to-one

The first 100 migrants being deported to Rwanda will receive notices that they will be extradited from the UK this week, with the first flights expected to set off on June 6, it has been revealed.

The paperwork, which notifies the migrant of intent to send them on the 6,000-mile journey, is understood to have been sent to the 100 asylum seekers under Home Secretary Priti Patel’s new scheme.

Single men are said to be amongst the first migrants being sent away by Home Office lawyers. The Government had wanted flights to Kigali to start by the end of May under the £120million deal it secured with the Kagame government last month.

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Video: Belarusian Border Guards Beat Migrants at Polish Border

In a video recorded at the Polish border, Belarusian guards can be seen beating migrants and pushing them across the border. As a result of the actions of Belarusian border guards, many women and children fell into barbed wire and Polish border guards are heard calling for assistance.

Polish portal Onet’s investigation has discovered that the recording took place on May 18 and concerns a group of Cubans.

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Canada: School Trustee Who Challenged Woke Agenda Steps Down Over Harassment

After months of harassment and intimidation over her attempts to question critical race theory (CRT) and gender ideology in schools, Oshawa trustee Linda Stone has decided to call it quits.

Appointed to the Durham District School Board (DDSB) in 2020, Stone told True North she resigned three weeks ago because the backlash over her positions — particularly the tweets and e-mails — had been “very difficult” on her psyche.

“They (the woke crowd) shut down criticism and call you names,” she said.

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Confirmed: Biological Male Swimmer Lia Thomas Does Have ‘Unfair Advantage’ Over Women Competitors

Michael Joyner, a Mayo Clinic doctor, and prominent physiologist Ross Tucker, have both confirmed from a scientific standpoint that biological male swimmer Lia Thomas absolutely does have a biological edge over teammates and competitors.

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Detroit Tigers’ ‘Pride Night’ Supports Gender Transition Surgeries for Children

The Detroit Tigers less interested in spending revenue on quality players than on using ticket sales to fund local LGBTQ groups which support trans surgeries for children.

Fans that purchase tickets for “Pride Night” on June 1 are offered an option on the Tigers website checkout page “to support a local Pride organization of your choice,” such as the Trans Sistas of Color Project and the Ruth Ellis Center, which both directly or indirectly provide “gender-affirming surgery” to those under 18, according to Outsports.

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Disney Promotes Activist Organization Pushing for LGBTQ Programming in Public Schools

Disney is not backing down from its pro-transgender activist stance. Following its defeat against Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration in Florida, when it mounted a campaign to prevent the passage of the state’s anti-grooming bill, Disney is now stepping up its efforts to fund LGBTQ+ programming in public schools.

Disney announced on its official blog that it intends to donate proceeds from its 2022 Pride Merch collection to GLSEN (pronounced “glisten,”) a lobbying firm responsible for pushing LGBTQ+ programming in public schools.

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Florida School District Accused of Instructing Staff to Hide Student ‘Gender Transitions’ From Parents

Broward County (Florida) Public Schools’ district has been accused by a parents advocacy group of instructing staff to promote transgenderism to children, and then to hide from parents any requests students have to ‘transition’.

The Parents Defending Education group points to a document that the school distributed to teachers called the “Broward County Public Schools LGBTQ Critical Support Guide”.

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Major Dispute Over Gay Marriage in Czechia’s TOP 09 Party

Inside the liberal-conservative TOP 09 party, a dispute has broken out over legislation that would approve marriage for same-sex couples. Party Chairwoman Markéta Pekarova Adamova wants to back the bill, which will probably be discussed in the Chamber of Deputies in June, but former Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek has spoken out against her. Although Kalousek no longer holds a significant position in TOP 09, he is one of the party founders. According to him, the support of marriage for all goes against the program he founded the party on years ago.

The Czech parliament has already discussed the proposal to legislate marriage for homosexual couples in the past, and the amendment to the Czech civil code for the possibility of marrying same-sex couples has stood dormant in the Chamber of Deputies for many years.

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Watch: Pregnant Men? At Least One Doctor is Striving to Make This a Reality

On Friday’s episode of Rebel Roundup, we were joined by Rebel News’ Natasha Biase to discuss the ongoing campaign promoted by the mainstream media (and now in the world of medicine) that is seemingly aimed at blurring the lines between men and women.

So what constitutes a woman? One surgeon in India has now made headlines for announcing a plan to surgically implant a womb into a biological male’s body in an attempt to allow the individual, a transgender woman, to become pregnant. The procedure has only been attempted once in history and unfortunately ended up being fatal for the patient.

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/30/2022

  1. Here in British Columbia gasoline is over $2.00/ litre. Roughly $8.00/ gallon.
    It’s enough to make you want to crash your Porsche into a Jeep.

    • Perhaps he would be less reticent to house them in the Vatican City if they were more interested in homosexual liasons.

  2. Former Irish army soldier Lisa Smith has been found guilty of being a member of ISIS. They are everywhere. It will take countries to man up before it gets too pathetic for words.

  3. Former Irish army “soldier”Lisa Smith, has been found guilty by an Irish court, of being a member of ISIS.

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