Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/5/2022

An 8′-high fence has been erected around the Supreme Court to protect it against violent attacks by people who are angered by its alleged decision to overturn Roe v Wade. Meanwhile, Justice Samuel Alito had to cancel a public appearance due to threats against his life.

In other news, three Israelis were killed when a pair of Palestinians went on a stabbing rampage in a town near Tel Aviv.

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

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Financial Crisis
» CNN Poll Shows Most Americans Have Bleak Outlook on Economy and Biden’s Handling of it
» UK: Inflation Crisis: Minister Slammed Over ‘Patronising’ Call for Citizens to Buy Cheaper Food
 
USA
» Another Judge Rips Wisconsin 2020 Election Investigator for Destroying Records
» Biden Disinformation Czar Nina Jankowicz: Critical Race Theory a Sign of Republicans ‘Weaponizing’ Emotions
» Boeing Moving Corporate Headquarters to Arlington, Va. From Chicago
» Breaking: Andy Ngo Reaches 1 Million Followers on Twitter Despite Antifa Attacks, Censorship
» Breaking: Woke Educators Sued Over Surveillance Dossier on Scottsdale Parents Concerned About Mandates, CRT
» Dave Chappelle’s Attacker Hit With Four Misdemeanors After DA’s Office Declines to File Felony Charge
» Elon Musk Lists 18 Investors Putting $7 Billion Behind Twitter Takeover, Anticipates Being ‘New CEO’
» Fox News Poll: Majority Says Musk Buying Twitter is #notabigdeal
» Google Expanded Its Censorship of COVID, Election, And Climate-Related Ads, Demonetizing “False Claims”
» Homeland Security Republicans Seek Info on Mayorkas’ Disinfo Board, Demand List of Social Media Companies
» Judge Rules Cops Who Arrested Man Over Parody Facebook Page Have Qualified Immunity
» Lawmakers Send Gov. DeSantis Gas Tax Relief, ‘Tool Time’ Holiday in Sweeping Tax Package
» Lawsuit Filed Against Biden, Top Officials for ‘Colluding’ With Big Tech to Censor Speech on Hunter, COVID
» Man Charged After Allegedly Stabbing Wife for Second Time
» Police: Damage Done by Some During Otherwise Peaceful Demonstration
» Ron DeSantis Bests Joe Biden by 11 Points in Prospective Poll of 2024
» Shaun King Group Heavily Involved in Efforts to Save Far-Left San Francisco DA Boudin From Recall Election
» Staten Island DA Purchased Controversial Social Media Facial Recognition Software
» Trump Reacts to Biden’s MAGA Criticism, Says Movement ‘Saving America’
» Trump’s Endorsement Power Was Evident in Ohio and Indiana — Though There Are Limits
» ‘Victims of Communism Day’ Legislation on Gov. Desantis’ Desk for Signature
» Video: Rand Paul Grills DHS Head on Creepy ‘Ministry of Truth’
 
Canada
» Canadians Should be Informed if Their Data is Being Collected by Feds: Committee
» Did a B.C. Elementary School Seriously Just Cancel Mother’s Day?
» Edmonton Pastor Found Guilty of Obstructing Public Health Inspector
» Federal Government Cracking Down on Freedom of the Press
» Petition: Help Us Fight the Digital Surveillance State
» YouTube Warns Bill C-11 Lets Feds Censor Everyday Content
 
Europe and the EU
» Blackout of Homes, Factories: French Prosecutors Find Far-Left Extremists Main Suspects in Power Line Attack
» Czechia: The ‘Children of the Wind’ Camp Out in Brno
» Germany: Serious Adverse Jab Reactions 40 Times Higher Than Previously Reported
» Germany: As Berlin Housing Crisis Grows, One Housing Association Pushes a Dramatic Solution
» Hungary Will Veto EU’s Energy Sanctions Against Russia
» New Information — Sweden Can Become a NATO Member in Just Two Weeks
» Romania’s Top Court Bans Hungarian-Language Catholic School
» Stoltenberg: “Finnish Membership Will Make NATO Stronger”
» The Real Issues: EU Using ‘Mindfulness’ To Combat Green Anxieties of Climate Crazy Staff
» UK Train Worker Sues After Being Fired for Zoom Hot Mic Where He Disputed Idea of “White Privilege”
» UK: Deep State: Anti-Brexit Civil Servants Tried to Block Australia Trade Deal, Claims Diplomat
» Ukrainians Could Greatly Aid Polish Economy, Says Polish PM
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» 3 Israelis Killed in Stabbing Attack Near Tel Aviv
 
Russia
» Global Food Crisis: ‘Perfect Storm’ of World Hunger Thanks to the Ukraine Crisis and COVID Could Starve Millions
» Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War
» Poland Second Only to US on Aid for Ukraine
» US Intelligence is Helping Ukraine Kill Russian Generals
» YouTube Boasts Removal of 8,000 Channels, 60,000 Ukraine War Videos
 
South Asia
» India: Hyderabad: Muslim Family Murders Hindu Man for Marrying Their Daughter
 
Immigration
» France: Knife-Wielding African Migrant Tries to Rob Woman on Train
» More Than 750 Migrants Land in UK in Five Days: Another 60 People Are Picked Up in Channel Amid Claims Smugglers Are Making Rafts by Taping Dinghies Together in Bid to Boost Numbers Making Crossing
» Sociologist: Mass Immigration Has Weakened Social Cohesion and Created Conflict
» Sweden Facing a Crisis of Gang Violence
» Turkish President Erdogan Plans to Send One Million Syrians Home
» U.S. Border Officials Reveal Number of Suspected Terrorists Trying to Cross the Border
» UK: ‘We’re Working on First Flight to Rwanda’: Priti Patel Repeats Commitment to Clamp Down on Illegal Immigration and Says Officials Are Working ‘At Pace’ To Finalise Relocations
» UK: Nigel Farage Predicts Rwanda Migrant Scheme Will Sink Boris Johnson if the Boats Keep Coming
» Wild West Germany: Hells Angels Biker Club Shootout With Migrant Clan Leaves 4 Wounded, 15 Arrests Made
 
Culture Wars
» Abortion Tourism: Canadian Minister Says American Women Can Come to Canada for Abortions
» Adam Schiff: “I Don’t Care How the Draft Leaked”
» Catholic Church in Boulder Vandalized With Abortion-Rights Graffiti
» Chief Justice John Roberts Calls Leak of Roe v. Wade Draft ‘Absolutely Appalling’
» Democrats to Force Senate Vote on Abortion Bill After Supreme Court Leak
» High Fence Erected Outside Supreme Court as Abortion-Related Protests Continue
» Oregon High Schoolers Given Lessons in LGBTQ Vocabulary Words
» Psaki Won’t Condemn Abortion Protests at Justices’ Homes or Leak of Draft Ruling
» Satanic Temple Requests Boston City Hall Fly Flag Celebrating ‘Satanic Appreciation Week’
» Threats Force Justice Alito to Cancel Public Appearance
» Watch: Pro-Abortion Activists Call for Violence Amid SCOTUS Roe V. Wade Draft Leak
 

CNN Poll Shows Most Americans Have Bleak Outlook on Economy and Biden’s Handling of it

CNN’s latest polling of Americans shows that most Americans now anticipate further bad news for the US economy, and that only 23 percent believe things are even remotely fine, as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates in an effort to stop inflation.

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UK: Inflation Crisis: Minister Slammed Over ‘Patronising’ Call for Citizens to Buy Cheaper Food

One UK minister has been slammed as being “out of touch” with the general public after issuing “patronising” advice that people should buy cheaper food to fight inflation.

George Eustice, the UK Conservative Government’s Environment tsar, has been slammed as being “out of touch” with normal people after saying the people struggling with inflation should buy cheaper brands of food.

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

Another Judge Rips Wisconsin 2020 Election Investigator for Destroying Records

A judge directed Republicans in the Wisconsin State Assembly not to delete any records in the investigation of the 2020 presidential election in the state.

Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn expressed disbelief that she had to issue such an order but emphasized it was necessary because the inquiry is being led by former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, whose team has said they destroyed unimportant documents.

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Biden Disinformation Czar Nina Jankowicz: Critical Race Theory a Sign of Republicans ‘Weaponizing’ Emotions

The Biden administration’s disinformation czar dismissed parental concerns about critical race theory in an October speech, saying it was merely the GOP “weaponizing people’s emotion.”

Nina Jankowicz made the comments during an October speech before the City Club of Cleveland in Ohio. Her speech was titled “Disinformation and Democracy: Civic Discourse in the Digital Age.” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tapped Jankowicz to lead the department’s new disinformation board last week, a choice that has led to intense scrutiny.

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

Boeing Moving Corporate Headquarters to Arlington, Va. From Chicago

Aerospace giant Boeing is moving its global headquarters to Arlington, Virginia, from Chicago and is creating a research and technology hub in the D.C. region, the company announced Thursday.

Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun said the move will put corporate workers in close proximity to key government and military stakeholders. It’ll also better position the company — which is the U.S.’s largest exporter employing 140,000 people — to attract “world-class engineering and technical talent,” Calhoun said in a statement.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, and Democratic Sen. Mark Warner have been working on the deal for some time. Warner said he started conversations last year and Youngkin has a personal relationship with Calhoun, a Virginia state official said. A large incentive package was not involved in the relocation discussions, this official said.

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

Breaking: Andy Ngo Reaches 1 Million Followers on Twitter Despite Antifa Attacks, Censorship

On Thursday, The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo reached 1 million followers on Twitter, reaching the loft the number despite years of attacks for his journalistic endeavors.

In a comment regarding the achievement, Ngo told The Post Millennial: “Those who feel threatened by my journalism have crowd sourced campaigns to intimidate me into silence through mass harassment and death threats. When that failed, they escalated to lawfare, going so far as filing a frivolous federal lawsuit against me for using the retweeting feature. On top of all of this, I have experienced unfair treatment from Twitter itself through being shadowbanned and search banned at various times.

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

Breaking: Woke Educators Sued Over Surveillance Dossier on Scottsdale Parents Concerned About Mandates, CRT

On Thursday, Harmeet Dhillon announced that a lawsuit has been brought against the Scottsdale Unified School District and others within the district that spied on and created a dossier regarding parents that advocated for in-person learning and transparency.

Plaintiffs Amanda Wray, Kim Stafford, and Edmond Richard are suing the Scottsdale Unified School District, Defendants Jann-Michael Greenburg, Mark Alan Greenburg, and Dagmar Greenburg, for First Amendment violations, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress, Defamation, and False Light Invasion of Privacy.

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

Dave Chappelle’s Attacker Hit With Four Misdemeanors After DA’s Office Declines to File Felony Charge

The man who allegedly attacked Dave Chappelle during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday will not face felony charges despite carrying a replica pistol with a folding knife blade affixed to it, and has been hit with four misdemeanor charges.

L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer hit Lee with four misdemeanor crimes which include battery, possession of a weapon with intent to assault, unauthorized access to the stage area during a performance, and commission of an act that delays the event or interferes with the performer.

“My office takes protecting public safety extremely seriously, and we are going to vigorously prosecute this case,” Feuer said in a video.

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

Elon Musk Lists 18 Investors Putting $7 Billion Behind Twitter Takeover, Anticipates Being ‘New CEO’

In a Thursday SEC filing, Elon Musk listed the names of the 18 individuals who got on board with him for a combined $7 billion on his successful bid to take over the social media giant.

The filing also listed Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, the same man who had previously and publicly rejected Musk’s offer to buy Twitter.

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Fox News Poll: Majority Says Musk Buying Twitter is #notabigdeal

Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover of Twitter is not a big deal to a majority of American voters, according to a new Fox News national poll released Wednesday.

The survey finds that Musk buying the tech giant doesn’t matter to 62% of registered voters, including 43% who say it doesn’t matter at all.

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Google Expanded Its Censorship of COVID, Election, And Climate-Related Ads, Demonetizing “False Claims”

Google has published its 2021 Ads Safety Report, revealing that in order to “prevent malicious use” of the ads platform, it last year removed more than 3.4 billion ads, restricted more than 5.7 billion, and suspended in excess of 5.6 million advertiser accounts.

Google claims it is “user safety” that is their top priority when deciding about ads — the very core of the trillion-dollar empire — and monetized content.

Some new elements of the policy around ads introduced in 2021 include a multi-strikes system for what Google decides are policy violations, and at the same time, more than 30 policies for advertisers and publishers were either added, or updated last year.

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

Homeland Security Republicans Seek Info on Mayorkas’ Disinfo Board, Demand List of Social Media Companies

EXCLUSIVE: Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee are demanding more details on the Biden administration’s recently announced “Disinformation Governance Board” amid concerns about free speech protections.

Writing to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas with “sincere concern” Thursday, the 13 Republican members of the committee demanded Mayorkas provide basic information to the committee including the disinformation board’s organization, members, schedule and recommendations. They also scolded Mayorkas for a confusing rollout of the board, according to the letter first obtained by Fox News Digital.

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

Judge Rules Cops Who Arrested Man Over Parody Facebook Page Have Qualified Immunity

Free speech and what’s known as “qualified immunity,” as well as “overcriminalization” — expansion of the criminal code in the US to address even minor problems in society — is at the heart of a case that started in 2016 with a short-lived parody page Anthony Novak had set up on Facebook.

Novak was subsequently arrested and spent several days in jail — much longer than the lifespan of his page critical of the police in Parma, Ohio — a page that was up only 12 hours.

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

Lawmakers Send Gov. DeSantis Gas Tax Relief, ‘Tool Time’ Holiday in Sweeping Tax Package

Tax cuts are aplenty in Florida, which has continued raking in cash.

Lawmakers have officially delivered Gov. Ron DeSantis this year’s record tax package, which will save Floridians an estimated $1.1 billion.

The tax package (HB 7071) includes major first-time initiatives, like reducing the state and county gas tax for the month of October for an estimated $200 million in driver savings. The package also includes a new week-long “Tool Time” sales tax holiday on supplies for skilled trades — worth an estimated $12.4 million.

Speaking in Clearwater on Wednesday, DeSantis told reporters he would make an announcement on the tax plan on Friday, adding that he might sign the bill next week.

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

Lawsuit Filed Against Biden, Top Officials for ‘Colluding’ With Big Tech to Censor Speech on Hunter, COVID

EXCLUSIVE: Two GOP-led states filed a lawsuit against President Biden, White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top administration officials alleging that they “pressured and colluded” with Big Tech social media companies to censor and suppress information on the Hunter Biden laptop story, COVID-19 origins and security of voting by mail during the pandemic.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The suit accuses top ranking government officials of working with the giant social media companies Meta, Twitter and YouTube “under the guise of combating misinformation” in order to achieve greater censorship.

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Man Charged After Allegedly Stabbing Wife for Second Time

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) — A man was charged after stabbing his wife for the second time within a month Thursday.

Rutherford County Sheriff’s office said Charles Hawes, 65, of Folger Court, was charged with attempted second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his wife Sunday.

During the investigation, dispatchers notified Deputy Jonathan Backus that the husband was under bond conditions from a previous charge.

Officials said Hawes had been charged with aggravated domestic assault in April after he allegedly stabbed his wife in her stomach and hit her with a skillet.

His wife was treated for her injuries at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital..

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Police: Damage Done by Some During Otherwise Peaceful Demonstration

PORTLAND, Oregon — Damage caused during abortion rights rally in downtown Portland marred an otherwise peaceful event Tuesday evening.

The damage was not as widespread as some instances in the past, but any damage is tough for a downtown trying to make a comeback. This time there was graffiti and broken glass, and some burning items thrown at the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland.

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

Ron DeSantis Bests Joe Biden by 11 Points in Prospective Poll of 2024

Trump led Biden by 14, meanwhile.

Gov. Ron DeSantis keeps saying he has no plans to run for President in 2024, but one poll says he’d win the popular vote in a landslide against the current incumbent.

A survey released Thursday by Rasmussen Reports shows the Florida Governor commanding 46% support against 35% for Democrat Joe Biden. An additional 11% said they’d vote for “someone else,” and 2% said they wouldn’t vote.

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Shaun King Group Heavily Involved in Efforts to Save Far-Left San Francisco DA Boudin From Recall Election

A group co-founded by Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King is heavily involved in saving far-left San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin from his June 7 recall election.

The Real Justice PAC, co-founded by King, is working overtime to ensure Boudin remains in office as critics seek to oust him over what they say is his lack of criminal enforcement and failure to make San Francisco safe.

King and individuals associated with Real Justice have a vested interest in the controversial DA through a separate and little-known group called the Grassroots Law Project, which was co-created by King and houses a criminal justice campaign involving Boudin.

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

Staten Island DA Purchased Controversial Social Media Facial Recognition Software

Controversy-riddled Clearview AI facial recognition system has been used, and paid for, by Staten Island’s district attorney in some also fairly controversial ways, the Intercept claims, basing its report on city records.

The information, obtained via the Legal Aid Society and Freedom of Information requests show that despite its notoriety, the use of Clearview by prosecutors in this New York City borough has been “largely unsupervised.”

It is also said that the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office stopped using the technology last year.

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

Trump Reacts to Biden’s MAGA Criticism, Says Movement ‘Saving America’

EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump on Thursday told Fox News Digital that “MAGA is saving America,” and slammed President Biden for being “divisive” when he called MAGA the “most extreme political organization that’s existed in recent American history.”

“MAGA is saving America,” Trump told Fox News. “Our country is going to hell. MAGA is saving America.”

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Trump’s Endorsement Power Was Evident in Ohio and Indiana — Though There Are Limits

Republican candidates backed by former President Donald Trump had a good night in Ohio and Indiana primaries Tuesday night.

Many of these candidates are younger and likely to make it to Congress — and if more of them win elsewhere this year, this cycle could represent something of a bridge to Trumpism, even post-Trump. They are examples of the potentially lasting effects of how Trump has changed GOP politics — although there are limits to his influence.

Pro-Trump candidates continued to do best in rural areas, underscoring where his power is concentrated, but there remains a question of how well Trumpism can do in swing areas.

In the more short term — and something worth tracking — there was an indication that Republican enthusiasm is up, while Democrats’ is down. That’s evident in how much GOP turnout rose, compared with the 2018 primaries.

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‘Victims of Communism Day’ Legislation on Gov. Desantis’ Desk for Signature

The legislation sets aside a remembrance day and requires students learn the human cost of communism.

Legislation that requires students to learn about the suffering inflicted by communism was one of 17 bills that landed on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk Thursday.

With the Governor’s signature, he and succeeding Governors would declare Nov. 7 “Victims of Communism Day.” That is the anniversary of the day in 1917 when Vladimir Lenin stormed the Russian capital to overthrow the government. It ignited a worldwide movement.

The bill called for honoring the 100 million victims of communist regimes around the world.

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Video: Rand Paul Grills DHS Head on Creepy ‘Ministry of Truth’

Senator Rand Paul grilled Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the recently announced “disinformation governance board” Wednesday, noting that there isn’t even an agreement of what disinformation is and that the government has a long history of propagating it.

Paul questioned Mayorkas on the new board, which has been dubbed a ‘Ministry of Truth’ by critics, referencing George Orwell’s 1984.

The Senator asked the DHS head “Do you think the Steele dossier included Russian disinformation?” prompting Mayorkas to answer that he is “not equipped” to answer that.

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Canadians Should be Informed if Their Data is Being Collected by Feds: Committee

The House of Commons ethics committee wants the federal government to inform Canadians if they’re being spied on and to give them the option to opt out of data-collection surveillance programs.

The recommendations come as parliamentarians probe the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) secretly spying on the locations of millions of Canadians.

Last year it was revealed that the federal department obtained data from 33 million devices to conduct “population mobility patterns” research during lockdowns.

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

Did a B.C. Elementary School Seriously Just Cancel Mother’s Day?

A child may be confused as to whether there is something wrong with traditional celebrations of honouring mothers this time of year, as schools move to replace Mother’s Day with, or celebrate it along with “Grown Ups Who Love Us Day.”

As reported in the Western Standard, parents reported that Centennial Park Elementary had cancelled the school’s traditional celebrations of Mother’s Day, and replaced it with the new “inclusive” celebration. When the Western Standard reached out to get more clarification on the decision from Kari Petzold, including inquiring as to whether children will be permitted to make Mother’s Day cards in school this year, the Petzold refused to comment, stating “like I said, no comment. It has nothing to do with you.”

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

Edmonton Pastor Found Guilty of Obstructing Public Health Inspector

Pastor Tracy Fortin and Church in the Vine were convicted Wednesday of three counts each of breaching Section 71 of the Alberta Public Health Act by obstructing an inspector.

Tracy admitted during trial that she prevented a health inspector from disrupting Sunday worship services to inspect for compliance with Alberta government COVID-19 restrictions on places of worship.

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

Federal Government Cracking Down on Freedom of the Press

Justin Trudeau and the federal government often boast about the level of press freedom in Canada. Taking no responsibility for their own censorship efforts, the Liberal Party of Canada and their media allies have actually aimed the blame at peaceful protesters for making journalists feel uncomfortable.

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, we examined the current state of press freedom in Canada, and looked back at eight examples of the federal government’s heavy-handed measures to clamp down on our journalism.

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

Petition: Help Us Fight the Digital Surveillance State

We can see that health restrictions are slowly being dropped and that there’s a certain return to normalcy. Unfortunately, a bigger problem is headed our way — one that will allow the government to know everything about us.

I’m of course talking about digital identities. Oddly enough, at the federal level, the application created to gather your information uses QR codes. Was the vaccine passport just a test to this more complex version?

We’re launching a petition to send a message to the government that citizens refuse to be tracked and that they want to keep their freedoms and rights as Canadians.

Quebec might be one of the first provinces to move forward with this technology, but let’s not wait for it to become a national thing. If digital identities come into play, life as we’ve known it will never be the same again!

We must take action! Sign the petition at StopDigitalID.com in large numbers, and we will deliver it to the government to send a message that Canadians are opposed to a digital surveillance state.

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

YouTube Warns Bill C-11 Lets Feds Censor Everyday Content

YouTube officials have warned that if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s internet regulation bill goes through, it could give the government unprecedented power over everyday content posted online.

According to YouTube Canada’s head of government affairs Janette Patell, Bill C-11’s wording is so broad that it places home videos within the purview of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

Despite claims by the Trudeau government that the law would exclude ordinary videos, several experts have blasted the update to the Broadcasting Act as an affront to freedom of expression.

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Blackout of Homes, Factories: French Prosecutors Find Far-Left Extremists Main Suspects in Power Line Attack

French prosecutors in Grenoble have identified far-left extremists as the most likely suspects in the sabotage of an electrical line on a bridge that was damaged by arson last month.

The arson attack on the Brignoud bridge, which crosses the Isère river near the city of Grenoble, took place last month in April and led to over 5,500 people in the nearby commune of Villard-Bonnot going without power as the bridge contained electrical power lines that were damaged as a result of the fire.

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Czechia: The ‘Children of the Wind’ Camp Out in Brno

A group of several dozen Roma camps are situated in front of the railway station in the Czech town of Brno and officials do not know what to do with them.

The Roma allegedly refuse the government’s offered accommodation, and while a place for them may be found eventually, this group of people often presents a serious problem. They probably speak Hungarian and Romani, perhaps some Ukrainian, and often have dual Hungarian and Ukrainian citizenship.

These are people for whom nationality is a strange concept, something that is forced on them or provided by a state. The state, like citizenship, is something beyond their imagination and certainly nothing they desire. They live in their own “state,” Romastan, which has no borders and is where they decide to go whenever possible. They are, therefore, poetically called the “children of the wind.”

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Germany: Serious Adverse Jab Reactions 40 Times Higher Than Previously Reported

A German study has found that the number of serious side effects after Corona vaccines was 40 times higher than previously reported. The Charité, a well-known hospital in Berlin, interviewed 40 000 vaccinated people after they had received their mandated jabs.

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Germany: As Berlin Housing Crisis Grows, One Housing Association Pushes a Dramatic Solution

The association of Berlin-Brandenburg housing companies (BBU) has proposed a legal limitation on living space for individuals at a time when the city, just like the rest of Europe, is struggling with a continuing housing crisis.

“It is not possible for us to complain about shortages while, at the same time, the living space per capita in many places continues to increase,” said association leader Maren Kern on Wednesday.

What would these proposed restrictions look like? In essence, they would force people who live in bigger spaces to move to smaller spaces or pay an extra tax, at least for those people renting from the various housing companies and cooperatives in the city.

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Hungary Will Veto EU’s Energy Sanctions Against Russia

Hungary will veto the European Union’s planned sixth round of sanctions against Russia, which includes a halt to oil imports by the end of the year, government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said on Wednesday.

Asked by the BBC whether Hungary will exercise its veto, Kovacs said, “In short, yes, but you also need to know how the European Union works. The proposal comes from Brussels … that is, from the administrative, bureaucratic center of the European Union — not from the member states.

They know exactly that what they are proposing is contrary to Hungarian interests, and if we support it, we will completely destroy the Hungarian economy. “

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New Information — Sweden Can Become a NATO Member in Just Two Weeks

According to new information published by a Norwegian source, Sweden’s and Finland’s application to NATO, which is becoming increasingly likely, can take place in a record time of just two weeks.

The newspaper Verdens Gang, quoted Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, who confirmed that the application would be handled with the shortest possible lead time. “It is about not making that period longer than necessary,” said the Norwegian Prime Minister.

Over the years, several NATO secretaries have said that Sweden would be able to gain membership in NATO quite easily, something that the current Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed.

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Romania’s Top Court Bans Hungarian-Language Catholic School

The Romanian Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the Roman Catholic School in Marosvasarhely, central Transylvania is functioning under an unconstitutional license, thereby effectively ordering it to be closed.

The school was re-established in 2018 with financial support from Hungary, and at the time, it received approval from the Romanian Parliament, followed by a Romanian Ministry of Education decree granting it a license.

However, the same year, two Romanian nationalist parties contested the license in court, saying that the existence of a school exclusively teaching in a minority language — in this case, Hungarian — was unconstitutional.

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Stoltenberg: “Finnish Membership Will Make NATO Stronger”

Secretary General of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, said that if Finland decides to join the military alliance the accession process would be very “smooth and quick.”

He made the comments in an exclusive interview with Yle journalist Rikhard Husu on Thursday.

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The Real Issues: EU Using ‘Mindfulness’ To Combat Green Anxieties of Climate Crazy Staff

Officials within the European Union are now being drafted into environment-focused “mindfulness” courses to help alleviate their climate crazy anxieties.

Move over shrinks of Brussels! Climate crazy Eurocrats have a new way of handling their existential dread brought about by their understanding of climate change: “mindfulness”.

Derived largely from religious practices found within Buddhism, so-called “mindfulness” meditation is now believed by a number of major organisations to be mentally helpful for some people, with the UK’s socialised healthcare service even dedicating an entire webpage to explaining the possible values the practice can have for those living in the modern world.

However, according to a report by The Guardian, another organisation has found use for the self-help system which has been lambasted as “McMindfulness” by some critics: the European Union.

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UK Train Worker Sues After Being Fired for Zoom Hot Mic Where He Disputed Idea of “White Privilege”

The West Midlands Trains in the UK is getting sued by a former employee who was dismissed for questioning white privilege after a virtual diversity training session. 60-year-old Simon Isherwood, who worked as a rail conductor, was fired for gross misconduct.

After the diversity training held in March 2021, Isherwood forgot his microphone was still on and, speaking to his wife, some colleagues heard him questioning white privilege. He was then reported by colleagues who were “angered” by the comments.

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UK: Deep State: Anti-Brexit Civil Servants Tried to Block Australia Trade Deal, Claims Diplomat

Anti-Brexit bureaucrats in the British deep state attempted to prevent the newly independent United Kingdom from signing a trade deal with Australia, the former Aussie ambassador to London has claimed.

George Brandis, Canberra’s former high commissioner to Britain, said that there was an embedded “hostility” towards reaching a free trade agreement with the Commonwealth nation within the civil service as a result of deep state resentment of Brexit.

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Ukrainians Could Greatly Aid Polish Economy, Says Polish PM

Poland will benefit from an influx of Ukrainian workers, said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in an interview with Gazeta Polska weekly. He stated that Poland currently has over 2.5 million refugees, with 90 percent being women and children, along with elderly people. Together with the Ukrainians who worked in Poland previously, the total amount of Ukrainians is 3.5 million.

In the context of rising refugee numbers, Morawiecki warns about “fake news” regarding the refugees “spread by the Russian fifth column.”

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3 Israelis Killed in Stabbing Attack Near Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM (AP) — A pair of Palestinian attackers went on a stabbing rampage in a town near Tel Aviv on Thursday night, killing at least three people and wounding four others before fleeing in a vehicle, Israeli authorities said.

Police launched a massive search for the assailants, setting up roadblocks and dispatching a helicopter. The stabbing, coming on Israel’s Independence Day, was the latest in a string of deadly attacks in Israeli cities in recent weeks.

“We will get our hands on the terrorists and their supportive environment, and they will pay the price,” Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said after huddling with senior security officials late Thursday.

Israeli-Palestinian tensions have soared recently, with the attacks in Israel, military operations in the occupied West Bank and violence at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site. The site, home to the Al Aqsa Mosque, was the scene of new unrest earlier Thursday…

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Global Food Crisis: ‘Perfect Storm’ of World Hunger Thanks to the Ukraine Crisis and COVID Could Starve Millions

Millions are at risk of starvation thanks to COVID and the ongoing war in Ukraine, both of which have helped create a “perfect storm” of a global food crisis.

Experts have warned that millions of people across the world are on the brink of starvation thanks to a “perfect storm” of a global food crisis.

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Ukraine: Russian forces stepped up attacks on railways and other infrastructure, in particular in Ukraine’s west, where Western weapons are flowing into the country. Russia resumed bombing the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, a day after the evacuation of hundreds of civilians, Ukrainian officials said. Civilians who managed to escape the plant after more than two months under Russian siege described their long ordeal and their relief at surviving each night.

The Russian Defense Ministry said it had used air-launched missiles to strike the Kanatovo military airfield in the Kirovohrad region, as well as a large ammunition depot and a fuel-storage facility for Ukrainian military equipment in the Mykolayiv region on the Black Sea. Ukrainian officials in those regions confirmed strikes overnight but didn’t give an assessment of the targets and levels of damage.

Russia: Russia blamed Ukraine for shelling inside Russia during artillery exchanges between the two sides over the border. A series of attacks inside Russian territory and unexplained explosions at Russian targets near the border have expanded the scope of the conflict.

Israel said President Vladimir Putin apologized to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for comments by the Russian foreign minister about Jews, neo-Nazis and Ukraine. The Kremlin didn’t mention any apology in its account of a conversation between the two leaders.

Europe: An international donor conference in Warsaw drew pledges for Ukraine relief totaling more than 6 billion euros, equivalent to more than $6.3 billion.

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Poland Second Only to US on Aid for Ukraine

Poland ranks second only to the United States with regards to the amount of aid the country has supplied to Ukraine, according to research data produced by the Institute of World Economy.

While the data does not take private gifts into account, assistance outside of Ukraine and the aid offered by international organizations, the institute singled Poland out for the “admirable and unquantifiable help” for the 3 million refugees the country is supporting.

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US Intelligence is Helping Ukraine Kill Russian Generals

The United States provided intelligence to the Ukrainian military that facilitated the killing of Russian generals in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, unnamed senior U.S. officials have told the New York Times.

According to the Times, this transfer of information demonstrates the broader efforts of the American government to provide Ukraine with real-time help on the battlefield.

“The United States is focusing on providing location and other information about the Russian military’s mobile headquarters, which is often relocating,” the NYT wrote. “Ukrainian officers have combined this geographical information with their knowledge and carried out artillery strikes and other attacks that have killed Russian officers,” the newspaper added, although it did not specify how many Russian generals were killed based on information provided by the Americans.

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YouTube Boasts Removal of 8,000 Channels, 60,000 Ukraine War Videos

YouTube has announced that it has removed more than 8,000 channels and 60,000 videos for “misinformation, hate speech or graphic violence” related to the war in Ukraine.

YouTube had announced in March that it would remove videos denying or downplaying Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Google-owned YouTube began taking action against Russia by suspending the accounts of Russia’s state-run media outlets and channels. It also restricted the monetization of content in Russia, meaning content creators in Russia cannot earn from YouTube.

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India: Hyderabad: Muslim Family Murders Hindu Man for Marrying Their Daughter

On Camera, Hindu Man In Hyderabad Killed for Marrying a Muslim Girl.

B Upendran | HENB | Hyderabad | May 5, 2022:: A Hindu young man lay bleeding by a busy road in Hyderabad, his face smashed to pulp with iron rods, while his wife (who was a Muslim in origin) valiantly fought off the Muslim attackers, in a horrific killing in public caught on camera last evening.

The 25-year-old car salesman was beaten and stabbed to death by his wife’s Muslim brother and relatives, the police say.

B Nagaraju and Syed Ashrin Sulthana (alias Fathima), described in reports as “childhood sweethearts”, had married three months ago, defying her family.

Around 8.45 pm on Wednesday, the couple had just left home on their bike when two men stopped them, dragged Nagaraju off and attacked him with iron rods and knives. Security footage showed a crowd rapidly collecting at the spot but no one trying to stop the attack. Many had their mobile phones out, recording the crime.

On camera (See CCTV Footage in YouTube+), Nagaraju soon appeared lifeless, his head a bloodied mass, as his wife screamed for help. In one video, Sulthana was seen lunging at one of the attackers, trying to stop another strike at Nagaraju. Witnesses rushed at the attacker then, hitting him and chasing him off. She later identified the attacker as her brother.

It was all over within seconds. Nagaraju died by a road buzzing with traffic and people but nothing could save him.

“They killed my husband in the middle of the street. Five people attacked. My brother and others. There was nobody to help us. I begged everyone. They killed him in front of my eyes,” Sulthana, dazed with grief, told reporters today.

“Why did people come if they couldn’t do anything? They only watched. It happens before their eyes, someone being killed, can’t people see? I fell on him so I could save him. But they pushed me away. They hit him with iron rods and broke his head.”

The attackers fled but they were caught on security cameras and the mobile phone videos recorded by witnesses. The police have formed teams to arrest the killers seen on camera.

Nagaraju and Sulthana had an Arya Samaj wedding on January 31. They had known each other since Class 10 but her family was dead opposed to her marrying outside her faith.

Sulthana said she had tried to stay away from Nagaraju earlier. “I told him if I don’t marry you, I won’t marry anyone else. I told him life or death is with you only. I will die. Before our marriage, I didn’t speak to him for two months, so I could just die,” she shared with reporters, weeping.

Sulthana had changed her name to Pallavi after the wedding. Her family had allegedly threatened Nagaraju and had told him to stay away from her.

“We filed a complaint with the police on the life threats from the girl’s family. Due to police negligence, today I lost my brother. He was the sole bread earner of the family,” Nagaraju’s sister Ramadevi told news agency ANI.

The gruesome killing has sparked tension in the Saroornagar area of Hyderabad. Local BJP activists have launched protests demanding tough action.

“A person was killed by two persons. The deceased was traveling on a bike with his wife. They got married recently and both belonged to different communities. Brothers of the deceased’s wife today assaulted Nagaraju and then attacked him with a rod and killed him on the spot,” said Sreedhar Reddy, a police officer.

According to news agency PTI, Sulthana told reporters that five people had attacked her husband on the road. She also said she had known Nagaraju for over 11 years.

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France: Knife-Wielding African Migrant Tries to Rob Woman on Train

French police arrested an African migrant suspected of attempting to rob a woman aboard a tram and trying to stab a Good Samaritan who intervened this week, according to reports.

The disturbing incident unfolded at around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening near the center of Lyon.

A woman riding a tram was targeted by two men who tried to snatch her bag.

When a bystander interceded, the suspects pepper-sprayed him in the face and pulled a knife.

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More Than 750 Migrants Land in UK in Five Days: Another 60 People Are Picked Up in Channel Amid Claims Smugglers Are Making Rafts by Taping Dinghies Together in Bid to Boost Numbers Making Crossing

Another 60 migrants were picked up in the Channel today, bringing the total number landing in the UK to 750 in just five days.

The first group of about 25 people was brought into Dover, Kent on board Border Force ship Hurricane around 10.30am.

A further two groups — totalling approximately 40 people — were escorted to shore by UK officials in rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIB) shortly before 3pm.

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Sociologist: Mass Immigration Has Weakened Social Cohesion and Created Conflict

According to Canadian sociologist and political commentator Mathieu Bock-Côté, mass immigration has weakened social cohesion and cultural conflict.

Bock-Côté made the comments during an appearance on the Face a l’Info political talk show.

“When a society predominantly receives new populations it cannot integrate […] that inevitably creates groups that are on the fringe of society and creates different civilizations, which is the case in France today, the conditions are there for conflicts, cultural and identity tensions,” said the political commentator.

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Sweden Facing a Crisis of Gang Violence

Sweden is facing a crisis of gang violence due to its failure to integrate massive numbers of migrant refugees into the country, leading to the creation of a parallel society isolated from broader Swedish culture.

Speaking in the aftermath of nationwide riots caused by migrant gangs on Easter weekend, which left over a hundred police officers wounded, newly elected Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, who belongs to the country’s left-wing Swedish Social Democratic Party, said that the nation’s approach to immigration has failed.

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Turkish President Erdogan Plans to Send One Million Syrians Home

The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has announced that his country is looking to return at least a million Syrians back to their country, working with Syria and international organisations.

President Erdogan announced this week that his government would be working toward the goal of helping a million Syrians return to their home country, claiming the returns would be voluntary.

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U.S. Border Officials Reveal Number of Suspected Terrorists Trying to Cross the Border

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) has begun revealing the numbers of individuals encountered at the border whose names are present on the terror watch list.

The report comes following months of pressure by GOP members of Congress to reveal the extent to which individuals listed on the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) were apprehended at the border by trying to enter the United States illegally.

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UK: ‘We’re Working on First Flight to Rwanda’: Priti Patel Repeats Commitment to Clamp Down on Illegal Immigration and Says Officials Are Working ‘At Pace’ To Finalise Relocations

Two dozen Albanians were deported yesterday in a move that the Home Secretary said showed her tough approach to the ‘scourge of illegal migration’.

Among them was a man smuggled across the Channel by boat less than two months ago.

Others on the charter flight included foreign criminals who had been jailed for a total of 56 years, including for firearms and drugs offences as well as assaulting an emergency services worker.

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UK: Nigel Farage Predicts Rwanda Migrant Scheme Will Sink Boris Johnson if the Boats Keep Coming

The apparent failure of the British government’s plan to send illegal boat migrants to Rwanda to act as a deterrent has the potential to destroy the electoral advantage Boris Johnson secured following Brexit, Nigel Farage has warned.

Despite some claims from the conservative commentariat, the announcement from the government of its intention to send boat migrants to the East African nation of Rwanda has so far not made illegals think better of attempting to cross the English Channel from France.

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Wild West Germany: Hells Angels Biker Club Shootout With Migrant Clan Leaves 4 Wounded, 15 Arrests Made

A shootout in downtown Duisburg between different elements of German biker gangs and migrant clan groups have left four wounded on Wednesday evening.

Dramatic video showed large crowds of people running through Hamborn’s old market square as gun shots rang out. It is unclear who among the groups was shooting or who was shot, but police have arrested 15 suspects, with both members of the motorcycle gang and clan groups in custody. Police said in total four people were shot, according to the Rheinische Post. Twenty shell casings were also found at the scene.

According to the newspaper, there was a dispute among the Duisburg Hells Angels biker group and clan members. A Lebanese man is said to have informed on his fellow members to the police there. After his expulsion from the group, he demanded a meeting that ended in the shooting. Up to one hundred people from the rocker milieu and reportedly members of some migrant clans gathered in the city to be a part of the meeting.

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Abortion Tourism: Canadian Minister Says American Women Can Come to Canada for Abortions

Canadian Families Minister Karina Gould has claimed that Americans could travel to Canada to seek abortions if the U.S. supreme court returns abortion laws to the states by overturning Roe v. Wade.

Ironically titled Families Minister Gould stated during a television interview that American women seeking abortions would be able to travel to Canada to do so if their states banned the practice.

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Adam Schiff: “I Don’t Care How the Draft Leaked”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff asserted, “I don’t care how the draft leaked” in response to the Roe v Wade decision leak, despite it representing an unprecedented breach in Supreme Court history.

“I don’t care how the draft leaked. That’s a sideshow,” tweeted Schiff.

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Catholic Church in Boulder Vandalized With Abortion-Rights Graffiti

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) — Criminals sharing abortion-rights sentiments targeted a church in Boulder Tuesday night, smashing windows and spray painting Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Boulder. The Catholic church, and the Archdiocese in Denver, said the vandalism to the property will cost thousands of dollars to repair.

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Chief Justice John Roberts Calls Leak of Roe v. Wade Draft ‘Absolutely Appalling’

Chief Justice John Roberts called it “absolutely appalling” Thursday that someone leaked a draft opinion that could end nationwide abortion rights — and vowed that the unprecedented disclosure won’t stop the Supreme Court’s work.

Roberts made the remarks at a judicial conference in Atlanta that marked his first public appearance since the high court’s inner workings were revealed Monday night, leading him to order an investigation by the Supreme Court Police the following day.

“A leak of this stature is absolutely appalling,” Roberts said.

“If the person behind it thinks that it will affect our work, that’s just foolish.”

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Democrats to Force Senate Vote on Abortion Bill After Supreme Court Leak

Senate Democrats next Wednesday will for a vote on a bill to codify the abortion protections in Roe v. Wade, after a draft Supreme Court opinion leaked this week indicating the court plans to overturn the precedent.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced the planned vote, which will be a procedural vote rather than final passage of the bill, in a Thursday press conference.

The vote almost certainly will fail because Republicans are expected to filibuster it. But Democrats are expected to make hay of that fact ahead of the midterm elections, seizing on an issue where they believe the public is on their side.

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High Fence Erected Outside Supreme Court as Abortion-Related Protests Continue

An imposing, “unscalable” eight-foot-high fence has been erected at the U.S. Supreme Court in the wake of protests over a bombshell draft opinion on abortion.

The leaked ruling, not yet final but confirmed to be authentic by the court, indicated its conservative majority is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade — the landmark decision that has guaranteed a woman’s right to abortion for almost the past 50 years.

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Oregon High Schoolers Given Lessons in LGBTQ Vocabulary Words

In a worksheet given to students at Sprague High School in Salem, Oregon, students were asked to match LGBTQ+ terms to their given definitions.

The undated document, posted to Twitter by Libs of TikTok, showed students being required to match terms like “straight,” “gender expression,” and “questioning” to their given definitions.

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Psaki Won’t Condemn Abortion Protests at Justices’ Homes or Leak of Draft Ruling

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday declined to condemn activist plans to protest for abortion rights at the homes of Supreme Court justices — or to condemn the leak this week of a draft opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade.

Psaki tried to redirect the discussion when pressed on the potentially chaotic protests at the homes of the court’s six conservative members — three of whom are believed to live in Maryland and three in Virginia.

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Satanic Temple Requests Boston City Hall Fly Flag Celebrating ‘Satanic Appreciation Week’

The Satanic Temple is requesting to fly a flag over Boston’s City Hall following the recent Supreme Court ruling that the city violated the free speech rights of a conservative group that previously sought to fly a Christian flag over the government building.

“The Satanic Temple replies to the Supreme Court ruling that found Boston violated First Amendment rights by refusing to fly Christian flag at City Hall Plaza,” the Satanic Temple tweeted Tuesday, accompanied by a screenshot of a request to raise a flag to celebrate “Satanic Appreciation Week” from July 23-29.

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Threats Force Justice Alito to Cancel Public Appearance

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito had to pull out of a public appearance yesterday due to threats following the leak of the draft majority opinion of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Alito is the author of the draft opinion, which, in that form, would overturn Roe v. Wade and leave the issue of abortion rights to the individual states.

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Watch: Pro-Abortion Activists Call for Violence Amid SCOTUS Roe V. Wade Draft Leak

Tucker Carlson aired a video montage during a segment on Fox News Wednesday, which showed pro-abortion activists calling for violence and civil unrest amid the criminal draft leak of the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Activists called for riots and to “burn it all to the ground” in a video originally posted to the Libs of Tik Tok’s Twitter account.

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