Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/31/2022

A French military doctor who was picking up his children at a Catholic school in Marseille died after his throat was slit by a man named Mohamed L. The perpetrator is alleged to have shouted that he was acting in the name of Allah as he committed the crime. The incident has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

In other news, the World Health Organization said that Gay Pride events should go ahead as planned, despite the fact that monkeypox spreads mainly by sexual contact among LGBTQ people.

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Financial Crisis
» Boston University Issues Largest Tuition Increase in 14 Years, Blames Inflation
» Canadians May See a 0.5% Interest Rate Hike This Week Thanks to ‘Persistent’ Inflation
» Europe Inflation Spikes to Record 8.1%, Matching US
» UK: Cost of Living Crisis: Nearly Half a Million Businesses Could be Underwater ‘Within Weeks’
» White House Continues to Blame Putin for Inflation, High Gas Prices
 
USA
» Breaking: Trump Slams ‘Corrupt’ Legal System Following Acquittal of Michael Sussmann
» Breaking Down DuckDuckGo’s Microsoft Tracking Controversy
» Chicago Man Who Set Homeless Man on Fire at Trump Tower Was Out on Bail: Report
» Chicago Records Bloodiest Memorial Day Weekend in 5 Years: At Least 50 Shot, 9 Dead
» Chicago Weekend Shootings: More Than 50 Shot, 9 Fatally, in Memorial Day Weekend Gun Violence
» Clerks ‘Alarmed’ as Officials Request Cell Phone Records to Find SCOTUS Leaker
» Connecticut to Hire “Misinformation” Expert Who Will Urge Social Media Sites to Censor “False” Posts
» Florida Man Killed From Bonfire Explosion at Weekend Party
» Florida Sheriff Promises to Kill Mass Shooters Without Hesitancy
» Google Suspends Conservative Children’s Book Publisher’s Ad Account After Trump-Russia Collusion Book
» Group Bankrolled by Netflix CEO’s Wife Pours Six Figures Into Efforts to Save Far-Left San Fran DA From Recall
» Illinois High School to Introduce Race-Based Grading for 2022-23 School Year
» LA Mayoral Candidate Calls Police ‘Watchdog’ of White Supremacy Amid Surging Crime, Homelessness
» Michael Sussmann Found Not Guilty of Charge Brought by Special Prosecutor John Durham
» NC Suspect Seen on Video Hurling Molotov Cocktails at Two Churches; Arrest Announced
» Portland Homeless Village Will Close After Operator Says Conditions Are Too Dangerous
» Revealed: Paul Pelosi Killed Older Brother in Car Accident as Teenager
» Teacher Closed Door That Gunman Used to Enter Uvalde School, State Authorities Say
» Uvalde School PD Chief Who Made ‘Wrong Decision’ Not to Confront Gunman Recently Took Active Shooter Course
» Uvalde, Texas Police Cooperating With State in School Shooting Probe, District PD Chief Not Responding
» Uvalde School District Sent Active Shooter Alert While Police Treated Incident as a Barricaded Subject
 
Canada
» BC Decriminalizes Drug Possession for Three Years
» Handguns: Canada Proposes Complete Freeze on Ownership
» NDP MP Demands NRA be Put on Canada’s Terrorist Watchlist
» Poilievre Says He Opposes ‘Unscientific Vaccine Mandates’ After Technical Error Prevents Vote
» Trudeau Says it is ‘Misinformation and Disinformation’ to Say He is Punishing Legal Handgun Owners
 
Europe and the EU
» Almost 2 Gang Rapes Happen Every Single Day in Multicultural Germany, And Cases More Than Doubled in Just 3 Years
» Czechia Wants to Elevate Ukraine to Candidacy Status During Its EU Presidency
» Denmark Holds Referendum on Dropping EU Defence Opt-Out
» Eat the Bugs: UK Schoolchildren Fed Insects to Encourage ‘Sustainability’
» France: Military Doctor Dies After Throat Slashed in Front of His Children’s Catholic School, Mohamed L. Claimed He Was Acting ‘In the Name of Allah’
» Great Reset: Fake AI ‘Tamagotchi Children’ Will be Common Within 50 Years — Expert Says
» Macron’s Multicultural France Experiences Mass Riots and Assaults at Liverpool-Real Champions League Final
» Poland Has Largest Gas Storge Reserves in Europe
» Report: More Than 3000 Diabetics in UK Died Because of COVID Lockdowns
» Russian Oil: EU Agrees Compromise Deal on Banning Imports
» Sweden: Ethiopian Family Members Arrested for Suspected Honor Killing in Stockholm
» Switzerland: ‘Youths’ Wreaking Havoc at Geneva Swimming Pool
» UK Movie Theaters to Use Digital IDs for Kids
» UK: Man Ploughed Into Pedestrian and Drove Along With Her Still Attached to Car Bonnet
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» New Study Links COVID Vaccines to 25% Increase in Cardiac Arrest for Both Males & Females
 
Russia
» Kremlin Responds to Claims Putin is Terminally Ill
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
 
South Asia
» India: New Delhi: Campaign Against Sai Baba Temples by Hindutva Groups
 
Far East
» China Elected to World Health Organisation Executive Board With No Objections
» China’s Censorship is Hindering Open-Source Software Movements
 
Immigration
» Breaking: Home Office Tells First Migrants They Will be Sent From Britain to Rwanda in Two Weeks as Part of Priti Patel’s New £120m Scheme to Send Them to ‘Three-Star Resort With Swimming Pool, Gym, Tennis Court and Golf Course’
» Bulgaria No Longer Able to Provide ‘Deluxe’ Accommodation to Ukrainian Refugees, Prime Minister Says
» Smugglers Lead at Least 600 to Their Deaths in the Med So Far This Year
» Swedish Minister Tells Migrant Women Not to Have More Children Than They Can Afford
» UK: At Least 100 Migrants Including Women and Small Children Arrive in Dover After Being Picked Up in Channel — After it Emerged First Asylum Seekers ‘Will be Sent Rwanda Deportation Notices This Week’
» UK: What Really Happened Before the Champions League Final
 
Culture Wars
» Elon Musk Mocks Woke Corporations Celebrating Pride Month With Rainbow Capitalism
» Exclusive — Hungary Will Not Allow Ideological ‘Gender Madness’ In Schools: Justice Minister
» Kirk Cameron: Public Schools Grooming Kids With Critical Race Theory, ‘Sexual Chaos,’ and ‘Racial Confusion’
» NYC Public School Teaches Middle Schoolers How to Do ‘Drag Makeup’
» Our Values? McDonald’s Touts ‘Rainbow Sticks’ For ‘Pride Month’
» UK “Hate Crime” Plans Could Criminalize Comedy, Rights Group Says
» WHO Says Gay Pride Events Should Go Ahead Despite Monkeypox Threat
 

Boston University Issues Largest Tuition Increase in 14 Years, Blames Inflation

Boston University is increasing tuition by 4.25% for the 2022-2023 academic year, citing inflation.

In a May 6 letter to Boston University faculty and staff, Robert A. Brown, the president of Boston University, explaining that an increased inflationary environment, in part, has necessitated the tuition increase.

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

Canadians May See a 0.5% Interest Rate Hike This Week Thanks to ‘Persistent’ Inflation

The Bank of Canada is likely to hike its benchmark interest rate another half a percentage point on June 1, further raising the cost of borrowing to tackle “persistent” inflation levels not seen in 30 years, economists predict.

Economists who spoke to Global News all said they expect the central bank’s key interest rate to rise to 1.5 per cent on Wednesday.

Money markets are also pricing in a hike of 50 basis points, economists confirmed.

Such a move would make the second consecutive jump of 50 basis points from the central bank. The last time it raised rates half a percentage point in back-to-back decisions was nearly 25 years ago, in December 1997 and January 1998.

Benjamin Reitzes, Canadian rates and macro strategist at BMO Capital Markets, told Global News that the hike is expected due to inflation figures remaining high through the first half of 2022.

The 6.8 per cent inflation rate recorded last month was well above the Bank of Canada’s inflation forecast released at the start of April, which pegged year-over-year price growth around six per cent in the second quarter of the year.

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

Europe Inflation Spikes to Record 8.1%, Matching US

Inflation among the 19 countries that use the Euro spiked to 8.1% in May, setting a new record and matching the U.S.

Eurozone inflation rose from 7.4% in April, surging past predictions that it would land at 7.7%. Inflation spikes have struck nearly all world economies in recent months, with the U.S. and U.K. each setting 40-year record highs in March and April.

U.K. consumer price inflation hit 9% for the first time since 1982 in April, and the U.S. hit 8.5% inflation in March.

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

UK: Cost of Living Crisis: Nearly Half a Million Businesses Could be Underwater ‘Within Weeks’

Nearly half a million small businesses in Britain could fail within weeks thanks to rapid increases in the cost of doing business, one industry group has claimed.

According to industry group the Federation of Small Businesses, hundreds of thousands of businesses across the UK are at risk of going under thanks to the current cost of living crisis, with inflated operation costs in particular rendering many ventures unprofitable.

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

White House Continues to Blame Putin for Inflation, High Gas Prices

As America prepares to enter a summer of inflation and high gas prices, Peter Doocy of Fox News grilled the White House Press Secretary on Tuesday about whether the Biden administration still blames Russia’s Vladimir Putin for the current economic situation.

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

Breaking: Trump Slams ‘Corrupt’ Legal System Following Acquittal of Michael Sussmann

Following the acquittal of former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, former President Donald Trump issued a statement slamming the legal system for the verdict.

“Our Legal System is CORRUPT, our Judges (and Justices!) are highly partisan, compromised, or just plain scared, our Borders are OPEN, our Elections are Rigged, Inflation is RAMPANT, gas prices and food costs are ‘through the roof,’ our Military ‘Leadership’ is Woke, our Country is going to HELL, and Michael Sussmann is not guilty,” wrote Trump on his platform, Truth Social. “How’s everything else doing? Enjoy your day!!!” He posted on Truth Social.

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

Breaking Down DuckDuckGo’s Microsoft Tracking Controversy

How about a Big Tech “privacy-friendly alternative” that’s, in reality, teaming up and working closely with Microsoft — and appears to put faith in the ethics of a notoriously and historically unethical corporate giant? And what if this “alternative” has a tracking deal with Microsoft?

A pretty bleak prospect, considering that these massive corporations are about as bad as each other where monopolistic behavior, user tracking, and data harvesting is concerned.

But that is precisely what DuckDuckGo (DGG) — a “Google Search alternative” search engine and browser that has lately been stumbling from one credibility-undermining controversy to another — is now being accused of. And once again, its CEO Gabriel Weinberg is in full damage control mode on social networks, denying that anything’s wrong — but not so much by clearly explaining the situation, as by talking in circles to justify it.

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

Chicago Man Who Set Homeless Man on Fire at Trump Tower Was Out on Bail: Report

A man accused of setting a homeless man on fire in an unprovoked attack was out on bail and was wanted by police for violating the bail conditions at the time of the alleged incident.

Joseph Guardia, 27, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated arson with bodily harm after allegedly setting 75-year-old Joseph Kromelis, a well known homeless man known to locals as “The Walking Man”, on fire while he slept next to Chicago’s Trump Tower last week.

CWB Chicago reported Tuesday that Guardia was wanted by police for violating conditions of a bond agreement that released him back onto the streets despite being charged with felony crimes.

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

Chicago Records Bloodiest Memorial Day Weekend in 5 Years: At Least 50 Shot, 9 Dead

More than 50 people were shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend, including nine fatally, according to police.

Roughly half of the shootings took place on the city’s West Side, while the downtown area saw four people shot, according to authorities. There were at least 23 people victims on the city’s South Side.

By Monday morning, the number of victims surpassed the number of victims for all of 2021’s Memorial Day shootings, when 37 were shot including three fatally, NBC Chicago reported. All in, 51 people were shot over the long holiday weekend.

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

Chicago Weekend Shootings: More Than 50 Shot, 9 Fatally, in Memorial Day Weekend Gun Violence

Memorial Day weekend in Chicago historically means a violent start to summer months. This year, police say more than 50 people were shot, nine fatally, over the holiday weekend.

About half of the shooting victims were wounded on the West Side. The downtown area, which has seen several high-profile attacks in May, had four shooting victims.

By Monday morning, shootings had outpaced Memorial Day weekend in 2021, when 37 people were shot, three of them fatally.

In the latest fatal incident, a 25-year-old man was killed when he and two others were shot on a sidewalk at about 7:45 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of East 93rd Street. Police said the three men were near the sidewalk when they were struck by gunfire. The 25-year-old was shot multiple times in the chest and was taken to Trinity Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. A 26-year-old man was also shot in the chest and taken to an area hospital in critical conditions, while a 27-year-old transported himself to another hospital. His condition was not immediately known…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Clerks ‘Alarmed’ as Officials Request Cell Phone Records to Find SCOTUS Leaker

As Supreme Court officials continue to escalate their search for the source of early May’s leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion that would see the end of legacy decision Roe v. Wade, those officials have reportedly taken steps to require the court’s law clerks to provide cell phone records and sign affidavits.

Three individuals with knowledge of these efforts told CNN that some clerks have become “so alarmed” over the actions, that they have begun considering whether to hire outside counsel.

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

Connecticut to Hire “Misinformation” Expert Who Will Urge Social Media Sites to Censor “False” Posts

Connecticut plans to pay a “misinformation” expert $150,000 per year to scour the internet for election content that they deem to be “false” and then urge social media platforms to flag or remove posts containing this information.

According to The New York Times, this misinformation expert will flag information that’s going viral, memes, and “emerging narratives.” They will also be instructed to look for this information on alt-tech platforms such as GETTR and Rumble.

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

Florida Man Killed From Bonfire Explosion at Weekend Party

DELAND, Fla. — A central Florida man was killed from an apparent bonfire explosion over the Memorial Day weekend, authorities said.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said that investigators hadn’t yet determined what caused the explosion during the outdoor party at a home near DeLand, Florida early Monday. DeLand is located more than 40 miles north of Orlando.

The 51-year-old man had left a patio to attend to the bonfire around 3:30 a.m. Witnesses told investigators that there was a hissing sound a short time later and then the sound of something hitting the ground. When other partygoers went to check on the man, they found him unresponsive near the bonfire with extensive injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

The Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating the explosion.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Sheriff Promises to Kill Mass Shooters Without Hesitancy

On Friday, a Florida Sheriff doubled down on how seriously his department takes public safety, following the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno stated, “We’re not waiting one second. We are going to kill you because you can’t kill evil enough,” with the soundtrack to Journey — Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) in the background.

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

Google Suspends Conservative Children’s Book Publisher’s Ad Account After Trump-Russia Collusion Book

Google’s ad platform temporarily suspended the account of a conservative children’s book publisher in the days following the release of its most recent book, a fantastical retelling of the collusion narrative involving former President Trump and Russia. Google told Fox News Digital that the suspension had been overturned later Tuesday.

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

Group Bankrolled by Netflix CEO’s Wife Pours Six Figures Into Efforts to Save Far-Left San Fran DA From Recall

A group aimed at overhauling California’s criminal justice system that’s bankrolled by a handful of wealthy donors, including Patty Quillin, the wife of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, has poured six figures into efforts to save liberal San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin from his recall election.

The Smart Justice California Action Fund, an alliance of left-wing donors targeting criminal justice-related initiatives that also backs progressive politicians in the state, poured $115,000 into Boudin’s committee on May 10 to help the controversial DA stave off the recall effort, San Francisco filings show.

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

Illinois High School to Introduce Race-Based Grading for 2022-23 School Year

A high school in a Chicago suburb is going to do away with punishing students for not turning homework in on time or failing to participate in class, on the basis of upholding political values and racial equity.

According to West Cook News, the administration at Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF) in Illinois is planning this radical overhaul for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Students will reportedly no longer be punished for missing classes or failing to turn in homework because it impacts black students more.

[Comment: I’d like to see lawsuits about this.]

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

LA Mayoral Candidate Calls Police ‘Watchdog’ of White Supremacy Amid Surging Crime, Homelessness

A candidate running for mayor of Los Angeles described police and other law enforcement as the “watchdog” of White supremacy in a recent interview ahead of June’s primary election.

Gina Viola, an activist, self-described “abolitionist” and a member of “White People 4 Black Lives,” registered at the last minute to run among a crowded pool of mayoral candidates in the June 7 primary, vying to replace Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti, who cannot seek re-election due to term limits.

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

Michael Sussmann Found Not Guilty of Charge Brought by Special Prosecutor John Durham

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The jury on Tuesday found Michael Sussmann not guilty of making a false statement to the FBI in September 2016 when he said he was not working on behalf of any client, when he brought information alleging a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank.

After a two week trial, and more than a day of deliberations, the jury found that Special Counsel John Durham’s team had not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Sussmann’s statement was a lie, and that he was, in fact, working on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and technology executive Rodney Joffe when he brought two thumb drives and a white paper alleging a Trump-Russia connection.

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

NC Suspect Seen on Video Hurling Molotov Cocktails at Two Churches; Arrest Announced

North Carolina authorities announced the arrest of a man allegedly depicted in surveillance footage hurling Molotov cocktails toward two churches over the Memorial Day weekend.

Terry Wayne Raeford, 57, of Fayetteville, was arrested and charged with two counts of manufacture, assembly, possession, storage, transportation, sale, purchase, delivery, or acquisition of a weapon of mass death and destruction; exceptions, and two counts of malicious damage to occupied property by use of explosive or incendiary; punishment, Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis W. Wright said Monday.

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

Portland Homeless Village Will Close After Operator Says Conditions Are Too Dangerous

A Portland area homeless village is permanently closing in June, and the non-profit operating the site blamed the decision on “daily and nightly gunfire and gun activity.”

News of the homeless village’s closure in the Old Town neighborhood of the city, located at the intersection of Northwest Broadway and Glisan Street, comes a month after a group of workers at the non-profit All Good Northwest which operates the site, sent a letter to the director of the nonprofit, Andy Goebel and other directors, announcing their intent to form a union.

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

Revealed: Paul Pelosi Killed Older Brother in Car Accident as Teenager

It has come to light that Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, was behind the wheel when his brother died in a car accident as a teenager.

On Saturday night, Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, was arrested for drunk driving shortly after crashing his Porsche into a Jeep on a California freeway.

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

Teacher Closed Door That Gunman Used to Enter Uvalde School, State Authorities Say

UVALDE, Texas — The teacher who police said left a door propped open minutes before a gunman entered Robb Elementary School and murdered 19 children and two teachers had actually closed the door, though it did not lock, state authorities now say.

The new development adds to a list of revised accounts from authorities of the May 24 school shooting, including the amount of time before law enforcement officials entered the classrooms where the gunman was shooting and details about officers’ interactions with the gunman.

State police initially said the teacher, who has not been identified, propped the door open with a rock and did not remove it before the gunman entered.

“We did verify she closed the door. The door did not lock. We know that much and now investigators are looking into why it did not lock,” Travis Considine, chief communications officer for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said Tuesday…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Uvalde School PD Chief Who Made ‘Wrong Decision’ Not to Confront Gunman Recently Took Active Shooter Course

The Uvalde school police chief who authorities say made the “wrong decision” not to immediately confront the shooter in last week’s tragedy had undergone an active shooter training course as recently as December, according to reports.

Pete Arredondo, who became the chief of police for the Uvalde school district in March 2020, was the incident commander during the massacre and thought “that there was no more threat to the children and that the subject was barricaded and that they had time to organize,” Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw said Friday.

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

Uvalde, Texas Police Cooperating With State in School Shooting Probe, District PD Chief Not Responding

While the Uvalde, Texas police department and local school district police have cooperated with state Department of Public Safety investigators into the massacre that killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school and the law enforcement response, the chief of the school police has not responded to a request for a follow-up interview.

The Uvalde Police Department and Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District police force have been talking to authorities, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman said.

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

Uvalde School District Sent Active Shooter Alert While Police Treated Incident as a Barricaded Subject

While 19 officers waited in the hallways of Robb Elementary School because the incident commander believed the situation had transitioned to a barricaded subject, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District was sending out alerts to parents warning them of an active shooter in the building.

“Uvalde CISD parents, there is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site,” a school official said at 12:20 p.m. in a 45-second message, audio of which was obtained by KSAT. “Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus.”

The message was sent 47 minutes after 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered the school and killed 19 children and two teachers.

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

BC Decriminalizes Drug Possession for Three Years

BC has received an exemption from Health Canada allowing the province to decriminalize possession of certain illicit substances between 2023 and 2026.

British Columbia has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, with overdose deaths claiming the lives of thousands every year. In recent years there has been a push to remove the criminal aspect of drug use, and focus instead on the mental health side of the problem.

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

Handguns: Canada Proposes Complete Freeze on Ownership

Canada should introduce a total ban on the buying and selling of all handguns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said.

Canada already has far stricter gun ownership laws than the United States

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

NDP MP Demands NRA be Put on Canada’s Terrorist Watchlist

Longtime NDP MP Charlie Angus reiterated his support for putting the NRA on Canada’s terrorist watchlist in light of the past week’s events in Texas.

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

Poilievre Says He Opposes ‘Unscientific Vaccine Mandates’ After Technical Error Prevents Vote

Conservative leadership frontrunner Pierre Poilievre released a statement late on Monday to explain why his vote was not accounted for during the failed, Conservative-led motion to revert to pre-pandemic rules and service levels for travel.

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

Trudeau Says it is ‘Misinformation and Disinformation’ to Say He is Punishing Legal Handgun Owners

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday that the proposed Liberal handgun freeze would not be punishing legal handgun owners, and anyone who says so is pushing “misinformation and disinformation.”

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

Almost 2 Gang Rapes Happen Every Single Day in Multicultural Germany, And Cases More Than Doubled in Just 3 Years

The number of gang rapes in Germany has skyrocketed since 2015, as has the proportion of foreign offenders.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Czechia Wants to Elevate Ukraine to Candidacy Status During Its EU Presidency

On July 1, Czechia will take over the six-month presidency of the EU Council, and the motto “Europe as a task” will then replace the current “We will sweeten it for Europe.” What the task is, the government has not yet revealed. In an interview with Czech news outlet Denik N, Minister for European Affairs Mikulas Bek said that the Czech ambition for Ukraine is for the war-torn nation to become an EU candidate country.

According to Bek, there is a second part to the new motto that will be released as a surprise on June 15. What is not surprising is the main task of the Czech presidency: confronting Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The fallout from the invasion will likely continue to accelerate as debates surrounding the issue start turning into concrete proposals.

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

Denmark Holds Referendum on Dropping EU Defence Opt-Out

Danes vote in a referendum on Wednesday on whether to scrap a 30-year opt-out and take part in EU defence and security policy.

Denmark is the only EU member that has a so-called defence reservation.

But like its Nordic neighbours, Sweden and Finland, it has been reassessing its security policy since Russia launched its war on Ukraine.

Opinion polls suggest Danes back closer European defence ties, and the result could affect their military future.

Equally, there has been plenty of confusion about what the vote means in a country that is already part of Nato’s defensive alliance.

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

Eat the Bugs: UK Schoolchildren Fed Insects to Encourage ‘Sustainability’

Schoolchildren in Wales are being fed bugs as part of a research programme by publicly-funded universities “to educate children on the environmental and nutritional benefits of edible insects across the UK”, according to the left-wing i newspaper.

Children at four Welsh primary schools — roughly equivalent to American elementary schools — will participate in a study aimed at making youngsters “think about alternative proteins as real things for now, rather than just as foods for the future,” according to Christopher Bear, a Cardiff University academic helping to organise the study.

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

France: Military Doctor Dies After Throat Slashed in Front of His Children’s Catholic School, Mohamed L. Claimed He Was Acting ‘In the Name of Allah’

Alban Gervaise, a 40-year-old military doctor, has died after being slashed several times in the throat last week while he was trying to pick up his children from school in the city of Marseille, in a case that has prompted widespread outrage in France.

The medics evacuated the military radiologist to the hospital with a life-threatening condition, but he succumbed to his injuries. Gervaise was a married father of three children on his way to pick up his 3 and 7-year-old children. Outside their Catholic school, police say Mohamed L. suddenly attacked Gervaise from behind. Passers-by intervened and managed to control the assailant, but it was too late to save the Gervaise’s life. Mohamed L. was arrested at the scene of the murder.

According to a police source, Mohamed L. shouted that he is “acting in the name of Allah” during the attack.

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

Great Reset: Fake AI ‘Tamagotchi Children’ Will be Common Within 50 Years — Expert Says

Prompted by fears of “overpopulation” problems, one leading expert on AI believes that coming generations will begin raising fake AI “Tamagotchi children” instead of real offspring.

Those of a certain age will no doubt remember “Tamagotchi”, the fake AI pets popular with children to look after and play with until they inevitably gave up the ghost.

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

Macron’s Multicultural France Experiences Mass Riots and Assaults at Liverpool-Real Champions League Final

After incredible scenes of chaos in Paris over the weekend, many are now wondering whether France is still capable of safely organizing the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The Champions League football final between Liverpool and Real Madrid was originally supposed to take place in St. Petersburg in Russia, but President Emmanuel Macron had proposed UEFA to host it in Paris after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The decision resulted in disaster after gangs from the French capital’s ethnic suburbs along with illegal immigrants showed up in large numbers, resulting in mass assaults and riot scenes at the Stade de France during the Liverpool-Real Madrid Champions League final. The scenes show African and Middle Eastern men indiscriminately assaulting men, women and children, and even disabled people, as well as the mayor of Liverpool who was also present.

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

Poland Has Largest Gas Storge Reserves in Europe

At 95 percent, Poland’s gas reserves are more than double that of the European Union average of 46 percent, according to data compiled as a result of the REMIT ordinance on the transparency and integrity of the wholesale energy market.

All EU states reporting — plus Serbia, Ukraine and the U.K. — show stocks in storage rising by some 0.5 billion cubic meters daily, which is half the capacity of daily intake possible in the European Union.

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

Report: More Than 3000 Diabetics in UK Died Because of COVID Lockdowns

In another damning analysis of the impact of lockdowns, it has been estimated that more than 3000 people with diabetes unnecessarily died because they were unable to get check ups.

The Telegraph reports that a NHS study found a move to remote healthcare and a reduction in routine care in the first 12 months of the pandemic had “absolutely devastating” consequences for diabetics and resulted in them being “pushed to the back of the queue,” in the words of Chris Askew, the chief executive of Diabetes UK.

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Russian Oil: EU Agrees Compromise Deal on Banning Imports

EU leaders say they will block most Russian oil imports by the end of 2022 to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine.

The EU-wide ban will affect oil that arrives by sea — around two-thirds of imports — but not pipeline oil, following opposition from Hungary.

Poland and Germany have also pledged to end pipeline imports, meaning a total of 90% of Russian oil will be blocked.

European Council chief Charles Michel said the deal cut off a huge source of financing for the Russian war machine.

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Sweden: Ethiopian Family Members Arrested for Suspected Honor Killing in Stockholm

A 46-year-old woman and two young men are in custody as suspects in the murder of a family member in the Stockholm municipality of Nacka. The suspects are Ethiopian citizens, and the police suspect they were involved in an honor killing.

According to previous media reports, the suspects are family members of a deceased teenage girl found dead in her home in Nacka on Thursday. Family members told police that the girl had taken her own life, but police quickly became suspicious and arrested three family members on suspicion of murder.

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Switzerland: ‘Youths’ Wreaking Havoc at Geneva Swimming Pool

Mobs of ‘young people’ have been causing major disruptions at a swimming and leisure facility in Geneva, Switzerland, officials say.

Large groups of youths ranging between 13 and 17 years old, many of whom come from nearby France, have perpetrated “thefts, destruction in the changing rooms, fights, insults, disrespect towards fellow bathers and staff” at Genève-Plage, according to 20 Minutes.

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UK Movie Theaters to Use Digital IDs for Kids

In a further normalization of digital IDs, movie theaters in the UK are set to introduce digital IDs for kids, used to prevent kids from seeing films with sexual and violent content.

The technology has been developed by Yoti and will help movie theaters fulfill their legal obligation to stop kids from seeing films with violence and sexual content.

The digital ID has been approved to help kids access trust funds when they reach 18 and is being trialed at supermarkets.

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UK: Man Ploughed Into Pedestrian and Drove Along With Her Still Attached to Car Bonnet

A dangerous driver who crashed into two pedestrians in Bristol before driving along with one of them attached to his car’s bonnet has been jailed.

Macauley Tomlinson has been jailed for four years for driving at speeds of 80mph through Bristol city centre and 120mph on the M32.

He hit two pedestrians when he ran a red light. One of them was thrown around one metre from the car while the other, a 19-year-old woman, was carryied round 100m on his bonnet.

Tomlinson, 26, even tried to swerve the car in a bid to dislodge her as she clung to the windscreen wiper…

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New Study Links COVID Vaccines to 25% Increase in Cardiac Arrest for Both Males & Females

Study based on data from emergency services. COVID infection itself not linked to significant increase in cardiovascular complications.

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A new study by Israeli researchers and published in Nature has revealed an increase of over 25 percent in cardiovascular-related emergency calls in the young-adult population, following the rollout of COVID vaccines, among both males and females. No similar increase was found due to COVID infection alone.

Israel health authorities and the U.S. Centers of Disease Control (CDC) have acknowledged a link between COVID vaccines and specific cardiovascular complications. The risk of myocarditis after receiving a second vaccine dose is now estimated to be between 1 in 3000 to 1 in 6000 in men aged 16 to 24.

Recent articles in scientific journals, however, have sought to suggest that cardiovascular complications following COVID infection are more common than those following vaccination. This assertion is contradicted by the findings from a recent study conducted by Israeli researchers, using data from Israel National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) related to “cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome EMS calls in the 16—39-year-old population” between 2019 and 2021. This enabled them to compare baseline (pre-COVID epidemic) to COVID epidemic without vaccines, to COVID epidemic following widespread vaccine takeup.

An increase of over 25% was detected in both call types during January—May 2021, compared with the years 2019—2020. That is to say, “increased rates of vaccination … are associated with increased number of CA [cardiac arrest] and ACS [acute coronary syndrome].” By contrast, the trial “did not detect a statistically significant association between the COVID-19 infection rates and the CA and ACS weekly call counts.”

[now even the MSM (in Israel) is beginning to get the picture….]

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Kremlin Responds to Claims Putin is Terminally Ill

Russia has responded to claims that keep appearing in western media outlets, including those made by ‘peegate’ dossier author Christopher Steele, that Vladimir Putin is dying of a terminal illness.

Lurid assertions about Putin’s health appear to be part of a black propaganda campaign to deflate the ‘masculine’ image Putin tries to portray, given that they appear to be backed by no actual evidence whatsoever.

Indeed, the much vaunted ‘fact-checkers’ seem to be AWOL on this one.

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

U.S.: The Biden administration plans to supply Ukraine with a guided-rocket system capable of hitting targets from a distance of more than 40 miles, according to U.S. officials, providing new details on plans first reported last week.

Markets: Crude prices traded at their highest levels in more than two months after the European Union said for the first time that it would impose an oil embargo on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. 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.

Some OPEC members are exploring the idea of dropping Russia from an agreement on oil-production targets, a move that enable other members to pump more crude.

EU: The bloc’s leaders met for the second day of a two-day summit where food security is a new focus, as a result of Russia’s blockading of Ukrainian ports. Countries in the Middle East and Africa are suffering from shortages of Ukrainian grain, food oils and other products.

America’s European allies are increasingly split over whether to keep shipping more powerful weapons to Ukraine.

Inflation in the eurozone reached an annual 8.1% in May, with consumer prices rising at the fastest pace since records began at the start of 1997.

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India: New Delhi: Campaign Against Sai Baba Temples by Hindutva Groups

Exposing the Jihadi fraud of Sai Baba alias Chand Muhammad!

Soham Singh Pal | HENB | New Delhi | May 31, 2022:: Launching a campaign to debunk the myth about Sai Baba alias Chand Muhammad under the pretext of an “awareness campaign”, against Sai Baba temples and idols in New Delhi. The Delhi based Hindutva leader Sanjeev Bhati has warned the priests of these temples to remove the idols from there or face consequences. There are many Hindutva groups who are supporting the campaign against the fraud of Sai Baba.

A video has surfaced on various social medias where the right-wing leader, surrounded by his “followers” is heard lecturing, “We are starting an awareness campaign against all Sai temples. Initially, we will talk nicely to them. If they do not listen, then they will have to face our ire. We will go there with hammer and chisel and destroy Sai idols to throw away.”

The campaign against Sai Baba created a new spate of controversy in the social media platforms by and large.

Until recently, Bhati was rigorously fighting “love Jihad” and “triple talaq”in Delhi region with some fringe Hindutva groups.

But, the matter of Sai Baba was turned an important issue since Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati made it clear that Sai Baba had no place of godliness+ in Hindu Dharma as he was a cryptic Muslim with an agenda to mislead the Sanatan Hindu people in many ways.

Then the ‘same DNA’ propagator RSS (Rashtiya Secular Sangha) described Sai Baba alias Chand Muhammad as a proponent of Hindu Dharma+!

As per authentic biography, Sai Baba was a son of a Pindari Muslim who used to loot Hindus and participated in the groups of British spies. Sai Baba devoted his whole life to mislead Sanatani Hindus from its original faith indulging them in many anti-Hindu activities.

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China Elected to World Health Organisation Executive Board With No Objections

China has been elected to the World Health Organisation’s Executive Board with zero objections from any democratic countries, despite its voluminous attempts to cover up the Coronavirus outbreak and its subsequent brutal lockdowns.

Hillel Neuer of the watchdog group UN Watch noted “this is the regime that crushed” warnings from whistleblowers in late 2019 and early 2020.

He also noted that “not a single democracy spoke out to object.”

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China’s Censorship is Hindering Open-Source Software Movements

Thousands of developers in China had their open-source code on Gitee, a state-funded alternative to the global repository platform Github, censored and hidden from the public. In a statement, Gitee said that it was manually reviewing the projects, a requirement for all open-source code before publishing.

For the open-source software community, the censorship was unexpected as it would have an impact on transparency and global collaboration.

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Breaking: Home Office Tells First Migrants They Will be Sent From Britain to Rwanda in Two Weeks as Part of Priti Patel’s New £120m Scheme to Send Them to ‘Three-Star Resort With Swimming Pool, Gym, Tennis Court and Golf Course’

The Home Office has begun formally telling migrants they will be sent from Britain to Rwanda, with the first flight to the east African country due to depart in two weeks’ time.

In the final administrative step before a new £120m scheme gets up and running, formal ‘Removal Direction’ letters are being issued to the first group of migrants who will be given a one-way ticket.

The Home Office today announced the first flight to Rwanda is expected to take place on 14th June.

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Bulgaria No Longer Able to Provide ‘Deluxe’ Accommodation to Ukrainian Refugees, Prime Minister Says

Bulgaria is unable to continue accommodating Ukrainian refugees in “deluxe” seaside hotels and urges them to be more realistic about the situation, Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said on Tuesday.

“Our country can no longer provide [Ukrainian refugees with] accommodation in such luxurious conditions. For three months we have been delivering unprecedented support in the form of accommodation in some of Bulgaria’s best hotels. Now we are moving into a more realistic framework,” Petkov was quoted as saying by the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR).

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Smugglers Lead at Least 600 to Their Deaths in the Med So Far This Year

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has revealed an estimated 600 people have been led by smugglers to their deaths in the first three months of this year, a surge in numbers compared to prior years.

According to the IOM, around 600 migrants have either been reported dead or missing in the first three months of this year while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea by boat from the coast of North Africa.

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Swedish Minister Tells Migrant Women Not to Have More Children Than They Can Afford

Sweden’s Minister for Employment and Gender Equality has called on migrant women not to have more children than they can support, noting high rates of unemployment among women born overseas.

Minister for Employment and Gender Equality Eva Nordmark has called on foreign-born women to not have more children than they can afford to support and stated that more migrant women should be focused on having careers.

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UK: At Least 100 Migrants Including Women and Small Children Arrive in Dover After Being Picked Up in Channel — After it Emerged First Asylum Seekers ‘Will be Sent Rwanda Deportation Notices This Week’

Dozens of migrants have been pictured arriving into Dover today after small boat crossings continued following a break in poor weather conditions.

At least 100 asylum seekers were intercepted in the English Channel on Tuesday, with a steady stream of men, women and young children brought into harbour at Dover throughout the morning.

Border Force vessels and RNLI lifeboats were pictured with dozens of migrants aboard, while a small boy was carried carefully from a lifeboat by a soldier in Army fatigues as his family came ashore onto the gangway up to the quayside where immigration officers were waiting for them.

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UK: What Really Happened Before the Champions League Final

Liverpool fans were blamed for the chaos that unfolded before the Champions League final.

But footage and eyewitness reports speak to how gangs of migrant men from the local area were responsible for countless violent assaults and robberies, as well as rushing security to illegally enter the stadium.

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Elon Musk Mocks Woke Corporations Celebrating Pride Month With Rainbow Capitalism

Twitter and Space X CEO Elon Musk posted a tweet on Tuesday that mocks large corporations for using rainbow capitalism during Pride Month, which is held in June.

Every June in Western countries is now considered Pride month, to commemorate the Stonewall riots, an event where police raided a mafia-owned gay bar with no liquor license that regularly sold drugs, sparking massive protests.

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Exclusive — Hungary Will Not Allow Ideological ‘Gender Madness’ In Schools: Justice Minister

Hungary’s Minister of Justice has told Breitbart News that Western Europe has been gripped by “madness” on gender identity, but that her country will not allow such ideas to be taught to children.

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

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Kirk Cameron: Public Schools Grooming Kids With Critical Race Theory, ‘Sexual Chaos,’ and ‘Racial Confusion’

Award-winning actor Kirk Cameron blasted America’s public schools for becoming breeding grounds for far-left progressive agendas, including critical race theory, Nikole Hannah-Jones’ 1619 Project, and gender ideology.

“The problem is that public school systems have become so bad. It’s sad to say they’re doing more for grooming, for sexual chaos and the progressive left than any real educating about the things that most of us want to teach our kids,” he told Fox News Digital. The solution to the problem, he said, was for parents to take the lead on their children’s education and teach them at home. To make the case, the award-winning actor referenced his upcoming movie, “The Homeschool Awakening.”

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NYC Public School Teaches Middle Schoolers How to Do ‘Drag Makeup’

Drag Story Hour NYC took to Instagram to brag about teaching children at a local middle school “how to apply drag makeup.” Tompkins Middle School in Manhattan offered their students up as canvases to the taxpayer-funded Drag Queen Story Hour NYC (DQSH NYC) event last week. According to DQSH NYC, the cost of their drag queen makeup tutorial is $400 an hour for public schools.

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Our Values? McDonald’s Touts ‘Rainbow Sticks’ For ‘Pride Month’

Only recently did the US fast food chain McDonald’s officially announce its complete withdrawal from Russia. In view of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, the company announced that further business activities in Russia could no longer be reconciled with the company’s Western “values”.

The fast-food chain has now made it unmistakably clear which “values” are involved. Just in time for “Pride Month”, McDonald’s launched a campaign under the motto “Different? Let’s love!”. The company said that this advertising slogan was intended to express its solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

As a result, McDonald’s is now serving its customers rainbow fries in addition to the usual potato fries. The “Rainbow Sticks” stand for “diversity”.

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UK “Hate Crime” Plans Could Criminalize Comedy, Rights Group Says

The Home Office is working on a new hate crimes strategy to encourage more people to report hate crimes. Campaigners have warned that the new strategy might result in criminalizing comedians like Ricky Gervais, who question the trans ideology in comedy routines.

The strategy is being drawn up despite a court ruling last year that banned police from recording “gender-critical” comments as non-crime hate incidents (NCHIs).

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WHO Says Gay Pride Events Should Go Ahead Despite Monkeypox Threat

The World Health Organization says that global mass gathering events planned for ‘Gay Pride Month’ shouldn’t be cancelled despite the fact that experts say monkeypox is circulating largely amongst LGBT people.

Apparently, allowing scantily-clad gay men to suggestively gyrate in street parades is more important than curbing a dangerous disease.

Who knew?

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/31/2022

  1. A French military doctor who was picking up his children at a Catholic school in Marseille died after his throat was slit by a man named Mohamed L.

    What? Are European being slaughtered like sheep? Military doctor? Did he not have a handgun? Any strength? No feminists there to defend him?

    Or he could not use any self defence because his own democratic government would imprison him for scratching a muslim master?

    In other news, the World Health Organization said that Gay Pride events should go ahead as planned, despite the fact that monkeypox spreads mainly by sexual contact among LGBTQ people.

    That attitude from W H O falls exactly in the category of helping its narrative: It wants the people to get all type of diseases and rest in the grave, have nothing and be happy.

  2. France is lost , totally lost ,Macron will make sure to make a France a caliphate, very sad , beautiful country…

  3. Re: Swedish Minister tells Migrant Women not to have More Children than they can Afford.

    Well, yes. There was some media interest here in the UK a few years ago around a (native British) couple who kept having kids while living off benefits. There was also some controversy around poor ultra-orthodox Jews in Hackney (north London) having larger than usual families and wanting social housing to accommodate them all.

    I’ve not seen anything in the media about the frequent similar occurrences among our Muslim population (surprise, surprise!)

    As a former taxpayer, now retired, I have the same message for all of them: stop taking the piss! Having children is a privilege, not a right, and it is arrogant for you to expect other people to pay for them.

    • Well this is what you have voted for, for over the entire time of your existence you have voted for the communist labor party, now bloody revel in it. The same party that threw Rhodesia, South Africa and Kenya under the bus, the same GD Godless communists who opened the doors to the bloody 3rd world to invade jolly ole Britain, the same people who fed Poland and east Europe to the GD Soviets because ole Churchill decided to make a deal with the devil Stalin because the Germans were not going to take the Brits war reparations nonsense and you got the devil in return. You made your bed and are now shocked because of your own choices and surprised of the results? Really!?

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