Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/11/2022

Extinction Rebellion blocked the entrances to a food plant in the Belgian city of Anderlecht to protest its failure meet its commitments concerning sustainability. Meanwhile, Australia is enduring its coldest winter since 1904.

In other news, the Moody’s rating agency estimates that inflation will cost the average American family an additional $5,500 this year.

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Financial Crisis
» Cost of Living Crisis Caused by Coronavirus Lockdowns, Not Ukraine, UK Parliament Told
» Moody’s: Inflation to Cost Families an Extra $5,520 Per Year, Up From Last Projection
 
USA
» A Call to Arms: Teachers in Conservative States Are Volunteering to Carry Guns
» Bannon Dares Merrick Garland to Indict Trump
» DeSantis Aims to Target Gun “Lunatics”, Not Guns
» Digital ID Companies Thrived During the Pandemic. Only Now Are Their Privacy Claims Being Challenged.
» FBI Chief Comey Misled Congress’ “Gang of 8” Over Russiagate, Lisa Page Memo Reveal
» It’s Time to Get Biofuels Out of Your Gas Tank
» Judge Removes Virginia State Attorney for ‘Overt Misrepresentation by Omission’
» Justin Bieber Suffers Paralysis on Right Side of Face
» Law Enforcement Can’t Find Ezra Miller After He’s Accused of Harassing an 18-Year Old Boy
» ‘Made-for-TV’ Jan. 6 Hearings Are Ratings Disaster
» NFL Coach Fined $100,000 for Comparing Jan 6 to BLM Riots
» Police Identify Suspect in Separate Subway Slashings in Queens
» ShutDownDC Group Plans ‘Blockade’ At Supreme Court With ‘Jail Support’ On Hand
» Starbucks CEO Considers Walking Back ‘Open Bathroom’ Policy to Protect Customers
» Suspect in Maryland Factory Shooting That Killed 3 Charged With Murder
» Watch: TPUSA Host Morgan Zegers Accosted in DC Diner for Wearing Turning Point USA Hat
 
Canada
» 1 Dead, 2 Injured After Explosion, Fire at Vancouver SRO Hotel
» Exclusive: Artur Pawlowski Talks Being on Trial for Feeding Calgary’s Homeless During Lockdown
» Ontario Music Teacher Charged After Allegedly Possessing Child Sexual Abuse Material
» Ontario Camp Counsellor Charged in Child Pornography Investigation
» Ontario Public School Warns Parents About Triggering Children With Canadian Flag
 
Europe and the EU
» Belgium: Extinction Rebellion Blocks Entrance to Viangro Food Company in Anderlecht
» Expensive and Unrealistic EU Plan to Stop the Import of Russian Energy
» France: Houellebecq Intervenes in Nonfiction
» German Soccer Team Will Probably Not Take a Knee Against Racism in Hungary
» ‘Great Victory’ — European Right Rallies to Defeat Europhiles in Climate Crazy Policy Votes
» Ireland Plots to Turn on Divisive Facial Recognition Tech
» UK Government Cuts Ties With Imam Over Protests Against Film on Muhammad’s Daughter
» UK Govt Launching ‘Grow for Britain’ Strategy as Food Crisis Looms
» UK Lawmakers Demand Universities Disclose China Ties, Ban Confucius Institutes
 
Russia
» Former McDonald’s Chain in Russia Reveals New Logo After Golden Arches Pull Out
» Russia Controls Most of Severodonetsk, Governor Says
» Ukrainian Army Lost Up to 10,000 Fighters in the First 100 Days of the War, Says Zelenskyy’s Advisor
 
South Asia
» Hindu Temple Vandalized in Karachi, Temple Priest Attacked by Pak Islamists
» India: ‘Protest’ Against Nupur Sharma Reaches Uttarakhand: Islamists Hit the Streets in Uddham Singh Nagar, Haridwar on High Alert After Violence in Saharanpur
» India: ‘Islam Teaches Tolerance’: Kashmiri YouTuber Enacts Beheading of Nupur Sharma Over Blasphemy Row, Proclaims Innocence After Video Goes Viral
» India: WB: Protests Against Nupur Sharma Continues for Second Day in Howrah as Mob Burn Down Vehicles and Police Booths, Large Protests in Kolkata Too
» India: Mastermind of ‘Protest’ Against Nupur Sharma in Prayagraj, Javed Ahmed Detained, Used Minors to Hurl Stones at Police During Violence
» India: Who is Geert Wilders, The Dutch MP Who Supports Nupur Sharma Over Comments on Prophet Muhammad
 
Australia — Pacific
» What Global Warming? Australia Endures Record Breaking Cold
 
Immigration
» Husband of New Mexico Woman Murdered by Illegal Immigrant Slams Sanctuary Laws: ‘Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card’
» UK: Immigration Lawyers Are Advertising Their Deportation-Busting Services to Illegal Migrants in Prisons and Detention Centres
» UK: Immigration Officers Are Forced to Back Down and Release a Suspect After Crowds of Londoners Block Their Van and Chant ‘Let Him Go’ Following a Raid in Peckham — While Left-Wing Activists Try to Halt the Government’s Rwanda Plan
 
Culture Wars
» Drag Queen ‘Nicki Jizz’ Performs for Masked Middle Schoolers in San Francisco
» European Parliament Condemns American Supreme Court Over Abortion
» Maryland Mother Blasts New Education Framework for Explicit Subjects
» Norway Ethics Professor Calls for Normalization of Pedophilia
» Over $200k Being Spent on Drag Queen Shows at NYC Schools, Records Show
» Parent Alleges Teacher Took Underage Son to Drag Show Performed by Sex Offender
» PayPal Bans Evolutionary Biologist Colin Wright From Their Service
» Pope Francis: Man-Woman Marriage is ‘Unique and Indispensable’
» Pride March Exposes Children to Sexually Explicit Displays
» Watch: Pro-Abortion Activists Bang Drums Outside Kavanaugh’s Home Hours After Assassination Attempt
 

Cost of Living Crisis Caused by Coronavirus Lockdowns, Not Ukraine, UK Parliament Told

The rampant inflation and cost of living crisis is mostly the result of the decision to lock down the economy rather than the oft-blamed war in Ukraine, British lawmakers have been told.

The drastic move — inspired by Communist Chinese policies — to shut down the British economy during the coronavirus crisis is the primary cause of the economic disaster befalling the country, a meeting of the Pandemic Response and Recovery All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) heard this week.

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

Moody’s: Inflation to Cost Families an Extra $5,520 Per Year, Up From Last Projection

Inflation will cost families an additional $5,520 per year, increasing from a projection in March, according to Moody’s.

President Biden’s 40-year-high inflation will cost American households on average an extra $5,520 in 2022, or $460 per month, a Moody’s analysts projected.

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

A Call to Arms: Teachers in Conservative States Are Volunteering to Carry Guns

Authored by Darlene MCormick Sanchez (emphasis ours)

Crosses and flowers laid out in the public square of the grief-stricken town Uvalde, where a teen gunman killed 19 students and two teachers, are an all-too-familiar scene igniting a call to arms for teachers in Texas and beyond.

The Republican-led Texas legislature is addressing the twin issues of school safety and mass violence following the May 24 Uvalde, Texas, school shooting. Committees of lawmakers are reviewing past legislative efforts, such as the Guardian and Marshal programs that allow teachers to carry firearms in the hopes of hardening schools as targets. School officials and firearm trainers in the Lone Star State say interest has risen sharply since the recent shooting.

Jeff Sellers owns Schools on Target, a company in Marble Falls, Texas, that trains teachers to carry firearms in schools. Since the school shooting, Sellers told The Epoch Times that he has added nine additional classes—double the amount customarily held—for June through August.

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

Bannon Dares Merrick Garland to Indict Trump

Democratic pundit and former Republican Ron Filipkowski took to Twitter today to post a clip of Steve Bannon “fuming about a criminal indictment of Trump.”

In the clip, Bannon references the Jan. 6 committee hearing from Thursday night and says, “I dare Merrick Garland to take that crap last night and try to indict Donald Trump! Because we’re gonna win in Nov. and we’re gonna impeach you and everybody around you! F*ck — screw the WH — we’re gonna impeach you!”

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

DeSantis Aims to Target Gun “Lunatics”, Not Guns

Authored by Jannis Falkenstern via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Gov. Ron DeSantis said he wants to focus on gun “lunatics” rather than targeting Second Amendment rights when it comes to preventing mass shootings.

“When you’re dealing with [gun-related crime] … you focus on the criminal,” he said at a June 8 press conference.

“You focus on the lunatic—you don’t kneecap the rights of law-abiding citizens.”

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

Digital ID Companies Thrived During the Pandemic. Only Now Are Their Privacy Claims Being Challenged.

One of the pandemic “winners” — a member of a large group of companies that appeared and grew exponentially to serve the needs of the government in its chosen way of handling the situation, as most of the economy was standing still — now appears to be in trouble.

ID.me’s business is digital identity verification, and it says that its job is to simplify how individuals securely prove and share their identity online.

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

FBI Chief Comey Misled Congress’ “Gang of 8” Over Russiagate, Lisa Page Memo Reveal

Authored by Paul Sperry via RealClear Investigations

The FBI deceived the House, Senate and the Justice Department about the substance and strength of evidence undergirding its counterintelligence investigation of President Trump, according to a recently declassified document and other material.

A seven-page internal FBI memo dated March 8, 2017, shows that “talking points” prepared for then-FBI Director James Comey for his meeting the next day with the congressional leadership were riddled with half-truths, outright falsehoods, and critical omissions. Both the Senate and the House opened investigations and held hearings based in part on the misrepresentations made in those FBI briefings, one of which was held in the Senate that morning and the other in the House later that afternoon. RealClearInvestigations reached out to every member of the leadership, sometimes known as the “Gang of Eight.” Some declined to comment, while others did not respond to queries.

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

It’s Time to Get Biofuels Out of Your Gas Tank

by David Fickling

Blending mandates were supposed to help tackle emissions. In practice, plant-derived alternatives are starting to become an impediment.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Judge Removes Virginia State Attorney for ‘Overt Misrepresentation by Omission’

In an unprecedented decision, Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge James Plowman has removed a state prosecuting attorney from an ongoing case in what he describes as a deliberate attempt to misguide the court. The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office downplayed omitted evidence while attempting to secure a plea deal for Kevin Enrique Valle — a suspect facing a multitude of charges.

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

Justin Bieber Suffers Paralysis on Right Side of Face

Justin Bieber is putting upcoming performances on hold due to a partial paralysis on the right side of his face.

“As you can probably see from my face I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome,” Bieber said in a TikTok Friday evening. “For those frustrated by my cancellations…I hope you guys understand. I’ll be using this time to relax and get back to 100%.”

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

Law Enforcement Can’t Find Ezra Miller After He’s Accused of Harassing an 18-Year Old Boy

North Dakota Law Enforcement is having difficulty finding Ezra Miller after a tribal judge issued a protection order against the 33-year-old “Justice League” actor. Miller, according to Standing Rock Sioux court documents, is accused of emotionally manipulating, intimidating, and physically abusing an 18-year-old boy.

The order comes at the request of parents Chase Iron Eyes and Sarah Jumping Eagle for the protection of their son, Tokata Iron Eyes. Since their request was granted, they hope to separate their son from the influence of Miller.

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

‘Made-for-TV’ Jan. 6 Hearings Are Ratings Disaster

After throwing two impeachments and a Russia hoax at Donald Trump, Congressional Democrats’ latest political theater against the former president — produced by a former TV exec for prime time — is a ratings disaster.

Their unifying theory seems to be that Trump masterminded a rag-tag mob of (fed infiltrated) groups, which ‘stormed’ the capital (through doors that were opened for them), then sauntered into various parts of the Capital — some even engaging in mayhem, in an ‘attempt to subvert Democracy’ and, we suppose, topple the US government?

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

NFL Coach Fined $100,000 for Comparing Jan 6 to BLM Riots

The Washington Commanders’ defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has been fined $100,000 for asking why the 2020 Black Lives Matter riots weren’t treated as seriously as the January 6th riot.

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

Police Identify Suspect in Separate Subway Slashings in Queens

A 55-year-old man was stabbed in the neck Saturday morning while he waited for his train to arrive, police say.

For commuters who frequently use this high-volume station at Roosevelt Avenue, the violent incident hits too close for comfort.

“The city used to be very safe before, right?!” Senita Sharma, an Elmhurst resident, said. “I don’t know what’s happening these days. Everywhere! We are all tired and this should be prevented.”

Police later identified 32-year-old Donny Ubiera, a Bayside resident, as the person responsible for the unprovoked attack.

According to police, he is also responsible for a similar slashing Friday morning on a southbound 7 train at Queensboro Plaza.

The victims in both incidents are in stable condition, police say.

Ubiera has been arrested at least 19 times since 2011, including three arrests earlier this year, police say.

Charges against him include criminal possession of a weapon.

Martha Gonzalez, a Jackson Heights resident, said she often sees police officers by the subway entrance, but believes a greater presence is needed on platforms, hallways, and on trains.

“You don’t have the police downstairs,” Gonzalez said. “This week, I got into a problem with one homeless when I came to buy my ticket. He said, ‘Give me money!’“…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

ShutDownDC Group Plans ‘Blockade’ At Supreme Court With ‘Jail Support’ On Hand

A left-wing group is hosting a “shut down SCOTUS” protest on June 13, with plans to “blockade” the streets surrounding the Supreme Court in light of a potential decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade being released.

The group, ShutDownDC, announced the protest on its website and states that it will begin at 7 a.m. on June 13 at Stanton Park in Washington, D.C.

As part of the “shut down SCOTUS” protest, the group will “blockade” the streets around the Supreme court, according to the website.

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

Starbucks CEO Considers Walking Back ‘Open Bathroom’ Policy to Protect Customers

Starbucks considers walking back its “all inclusive” bathroom policy, first instituted in 2018 following the arrest of two black men at a store in Philadelphia who were denied bathroom use until they made a purchase.

The policy was an unmitigated disaster as Starbucks bathrooms in some areas of the country transformed into homeless shelters and a safe space for drug addicts to shoot up.

CEO Howard Schultz appears to have found a possible out to reverse former CEO Kevin Johnson’s disastrous open bathroom policy.

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

Suspect in Maryland Factory Shooting That Killed 3 Charged With Murder

The suspect, Joe Louis Esquivel, is being held without bond.

A 23-year-old man faces over two dozen charges after allegedly opening fire at his workplace, killing three people and later wounding an officer in an ensuing shootout, authorities announced.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Friday it has charged Joe Louis Esquivel, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, in connection with Thursday’s shooting at Columbia Machine in Smithsburg, Maryland.

Esquivel faces 25 charges, including three counts each of first-degree murder and second-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

The suspect was working his normal shift at the factory before allegedly retrieving a semi-automatic handgun from his car and firing upon his coworkers in the breakroom at around 2:30 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Watch: TPUSA Host Morgan Zegers Accosted in DC Diner for Wearing Turning Point USA Hat

Turning Point USA host Morgan Zegers was accosted Saturday morning by a man in a Washington DC diner for wearing a TPUSA hat. Zegers’ hat read “Big Gov Sucks,” but said that the man was more “offended” by the TPUSA logo.

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

1 Dead, 2 Injured After Explosion, Fire at Vancouver SRO Hotel

Police and firefighters are investigating after an explosion and fire at a single-room occupancy hotel near the intersection of Hastings and Main streets in Vancouver Saturday morning.

Acting Asst. Chief Walter Pereira of Vancouver Fire Rescue Service told CTV News one person had died in the incident at the Hotel Empress and two more were taken to hospital for treatment.

Crews arrived shortly after 7 a.m. to what Pereira described as “pandemonium” outside the building.

The cause of the explosion and fire is still under investigation, but Pereira said it appears to have been related to a lithium ion battery, possibly the battery of an electric bicycle…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: Artur Pawlowski Talks Being on Trial for Feeding Calgary’s Homeless During Lockdown

In this interview, Pastor Artur Pawlowski gives you an in-depth glance into his daily life as a pastor and what it’s been like to be under prosecution by the crown simply for feeding the homeless in 2020. Fortunately, we had the opportunity to sit down and let him tell his side of the story — which is what we’re all about here at Rebel News.

In this video, we offer you an exclusive interview with the pastor who has become even more well-known since the Freedom Convoy protests earlier this year.

Pastor Artur Pawlowski has been under prosecution by the crown for providing grilled steak, hot beverages and Christmas presents to the homeless community in Calgary, Alberta amid our cold winter.

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

Ontario Music Teacher Charged After Allegedly Possessing Child Sexual Abuse Material

A Toronto-area music teacher has been charged in connection with a child pornography investigation.

Halton Police say that an investigation was launched in April after tips that a man was allegedly sharing child sexual abuse material.

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

Ontario Camp Counsellor Charged in Child Pornography Investigation

A former music instructor, camp counsellor, and personal support worker has been charged in connection with a sex assault investigation, Peel Regional Police say.

A release from police says that the suspect worked for 19 years at “Camp Kennebec” in Arden, Ontario dating back to 2002. The camp specializes in work with young peoples with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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

Ontario Public School Warns Parents About Triggering Children With Canadian Flag

An Ontario public school has apparently warned parents that their children will be learning about the Canadian flag, and the reasons that Canada celebrates its independence day.

The form, which omits the name of the school, says that parents have the choice to opt their children out from receiving a flag.

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

Belgium: Extinction Rebellion Blocks Entrance to Viangro Food Company in Anderlecht

Extinction Rebellion activists blocked three entrances to the Viangro plant in Anderlecht on Saturday to protest “greenwashing” by the food company, Belga News Agency reports.

The blockade, which began at 06:00, is the third consecutive action by Extinction Rebellion. The group held similar protests on Friday at an industrial farm and an abattoir in Flanders.

The ecological group has been targeting Viangro because it feels the food company’s communication on sustainability and animal well-being is misleading.

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

Expensive and Unrealistic EU Plan to Stop the Import of Russian Energy

The European Commission has now issued information on how it intends to stop the import of energy from Russia. Among other things, they want to produce more “renewable” electricity and biogas in the EU countries, increase the number of heat pumps and increase energy efficiency in general. Nuclear power is not included in the plan.

Olle Felten, a former member of the Swedish Riksdag’s tax committee and the Riksbank’s General Council, remains unconvinced that the EU has a realistic vision for energy. He explains in detail why the EU is shortsighted.

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

France: Houellebecq Intervenes in Nonfiction

Michel Houellebecq’s distinctly French presence in American cultural discourse, to say nothing of American bookshelves, is a fact. His work has managed to infiltrate both sides of our culture war, if not for the same reasons. Generally, if you are on the Right, Houellebecq is the great prophet of civilizational malaise. If you are on the Left, he is, at best, the great satirist of civilizational chauvinism. But as with every culture-war flashpoint, neutrality is deemed contemptible. Indeed, even if he was being somewhat tongue-in-cheek, there was some truth to Ross Douthat’s 2019 assertion that “the most important novelist of the millennial era is 63 years old and lives in France.” That fact assures the further proliferation of anything Houellebecq commits or has committed to paper.

Interventions 2020 is the second sequel of a collection of essays and interviews that has been revised and expanded since 1999. This is the first version to be translated into English, comprising pieces published between 1992 and 2020. It boasts an array of subjects of great depth and provocation.

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

German Soccer Team Will Probably Not Take a Knee Against Racism in Hungary

At the upcoming international match against Hungary in Budapest, the German national soccer team will not kneel before kick-off. DFB director Oliver Bierhoff on Thursday, during a press conference, referred to the last game against the English, when both teams kneeled against racism. “We wanted to support the English action, but nothing is planned for Hungary now.”

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

‘Great Victory’ — European Right Rallies to Defeat Europhiles in Climate Crazy Policy Votes

Conservative and populist members of the European Parliament have managed to fend off a number of extreme climate change proposals which would have had a major impact on both individuals and businesses.

A number of climate proposals which would have had a major impact on individuals and businesses within the European Union (EU) were shot down on Wednesday night after conservative and populist members of the European Parliament rallied to resist the measures.

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

Ireland Plots to Turn on Divisive Facial Recognition Tech

Ireland is on the verge of passing legislation that will allow the use of surveillance technologies including facial recognition via CCTV cameras, law enforcement body cams, and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR).

Liberties groups are opposing the legislation, arguing it is being rushed, especially considering the EU AI Act, which might ban the use of remote identification technologies in public spaces, has not been finalized.

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

UK Government Cuts Ties With Imam Over Protests Against Film on Muhammad’s Daughter

LONDON, United Kingdom — The UK government on Saturday dismissed a Muslim cleric from his role as an official adviser, accusing him of fomenting protests against a new film about the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad.

Alleging “The Lady of Heaven” is blasphemous, Muslim groups protested outside UK movie houses this week, forcing the world’s second-largest cinema chain to cancel all screenings.

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

UK Govt Launching ‘Grow for Britain’ Strategy as Food Crisis Looms

The British government is launching a ‘Grow for Britain’ initiative to try and boost domestic food production, a leaked document has revealed.

Seen by The Telegraph, a notionally right-leaning newspaper close to Britain’s governing Conservative Party, warns that “the cost of food has real consequences for people across the country” and that members of the Boris Johnson administration are going to be working “to address poverty in the round as we learn to live with recent events and manage the impact of cost of living pressures”.

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

UK Lawmakers Demand Universities Disclose China Ties, Ban Confucius Institutes

British universities should be forced to disclose their financial dealings with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and shut down the controversial Confucius Institutes, a bi-partisan group of MPs have demanded.

The United Kingdom needs to crack down on the influence that communist cash has on its university system, including funding from the controversial Confucius Institute, which reports directly to the Propaganda Department of Beijing, British parliamentarians led by former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith said.

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

Former McDonald’s Chain in Russia Reveals New Logo After Golden Arches Pull Out

The Russian fast-food chain that was formerly McDonald’s has revealed a new logo as it prepares to reopen under new ownership.

The branding includes a circle and two lines against a green background, which is said to represent a hamburger and two fries.

The relaunch is slated for Sunday, which is also Russia Day, at the McDonald’s location in Moscow’s Pushkin Square where it reopened in 1990. The reopening will initially cover 15 locations there and in the surrounding area.

The iconic “Golden Arches” have been removed from sites in the Russian capital and St. Petersburg.

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

Russia Controls Most of Severodonetsk, Governor Says

Ukraine, on the brink of losing the eastern region of Luhansk to Russia, is warning that its outgunned military desperately needs faster deliveries of Western arms. Fierce street fighting is continuing in the strategic city of Severodonetsk, but “most of the city is controlled by Russians,” the Luhansk governor said Saturday. An adviser to Ukraine’s government said its forces could respond with only about one artillery round for every 10 fired by Russia.

The fighting continues despite about 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers already having died during the invasion, a Ukrainian military adviser said Saturday. Ukraine recently noted that between 100 and 200 soldiers are killed each day.

Meanwhile, President Biden said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “didn’t want to hear” U.S. warnings of a potential Russian attack before the invasion began, according to the Associated Press. Ukrainian officials have objected to Biden’s claim.

Here’s what else to know

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen met with Zelensky in Kyiv on Saturday to discuss Ukraine’s E.U. candidacy, ahead of an expected recommendation from the commission on Ukraine’s status next week.

Speaking via video at the Shangri-La Dialogue, a key annual security summit in Singapore, Zelensky said that it’s “too late” to persuade Russia to end its invasion, saying it’s up to the world to put Russia “in its place.”

Ukraine’s attorney general said the deaths of 24 more children have been recorded in the southern city of Mariupol, bringing the confirmed number of children killed in Ukraine since the war began to 287. The United Nations says it has confirmed the deaths of 274 children. Both totals have been acknowledged as incomplete.

The Washington Post has lifted its paywall for readers in Russia and Ukraine. Telegram users can subscribe to our channel.

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

Ukrainian Army Lost Up to 10,000 Fighters in the First 100 Days of the War, Says Zelenskyy’s Advisor

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s advisor said that the Ukrainian army had lost up to 10,000 fighters in the first 100 days of the war. Oleksiy Arestovych, in a social media interview, estimated the Russian army is losing on average five to six times as many fighters as the Ukrainian side. When asked whether this suggested the Ukrainian army had lost up to 10,000 fighters in the first 100 days of the war, Arestovych said, “Yes, something like that.”

Meanwhile, Ukraine is pleading to Western countries for faster deliveries of weapons as better-armed Russian forces pounded the east of the country, and for humanitarian support to combat growing outbreaks of deadly diseases. “This is an artillery war now,” Vadym Skibitsky, Ukraine’s deputy head of military intelligence, told Britain’s Guardian newspaper. “Everything now depends on what (the West) gives us. Ukraine has one artillery piece to 10 to 15 Russian artillery pieces.”

In Sievierodonetsk, the small city that has become the focus of Russia’s advance in eastern Ukraine and one of the bloodiest flashpoints in a war well into its fourth month, further heavy fighting was reported. To the south, the mayor of Mariupol said sanitation systems were broken and corpses were rotting in the streets…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Hindu Temple Vandalized in Karachi, Temple Priest Attacked by Pak Islamists

This is the latest incident of vandalism against Hindu temples in Pakistan

PTI | Karachi | May 9, 2022:: The idols of deities at a Hindu temple in this Pakistani city have been destroyed, police have said, the latest incident of vandalism against the places of worship of the minority community in this country.

The idols of deities at Shri Mari Maata Mandir in Karachi’s Korangi area were attacked on Wednesday. The temple is located in “J” area within the limits of Korangi police station.

After getting information, the police reached the area and inspected the temple and inquired about the incident.

The Express Tribune newspaper reported that the incident caused panic and fear among the Hindu community living in Karachi, particularly in the Korangi area where police were deployed to avoid any untoward incident.

Sanjeev, a Hindu resident of the area, told the newspaper that six to eight individuals on motorcycles came into the area and attacked the temple. “We don’t know who has attacked and why,” he said, adding that the police were approached to lodge a case.

“Five to six unknown suspects entered the temple and escaped after vandalising it,” Korangi SHO Farooq Sanjrani confirmed. He added that the case was being registered against the unknown suspects who attacked the temple…

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

India: ‘Protest’ Against Nupur Sharma Reaches Uttarakhand: Islamists Hit the Streets in Uddham Singh Nagar, Haridwar on High Alert After Violence in Saharanpur

The brutal campaign launched by Islamists against Nupur Sharma, the former BJP spokesperson is only becoming more intense with every passing day. After the Jumma Namaz on Friday, June 10, radical Islamists not only wreaked havoc in states like Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Telangana, Maharashtra, Delhi, and West Bengal but also in various regions of Uttarakhand.

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

India: ‘Islam Teaches Tolerance’: Kashmiri YouTuber Enacts Beheading of Nupur Sharma Over Blasphemy Row, Proclaims Innocence After Video Goes Viral

Amidst the death threats received by Nupur Sharma after she made some innocuous comments on Prophet Muhammad, a Kashmir-based Youtuber has digitally recreated the act of beheading the former BJP spokesperson.

The accused, identified as Faisal Wani, had posted a disturbing video on his Youtube channel named ‘Deep Pain Fitness’. In the said video, Wani could be heard as saying, “No action…Gustak-e-Rasool ki eki hi saza… Sarr Kalam (The punishment for blasphemy is beheading).”

The Youtuber then proceeded to behead an image of Nupur Sharma with an axe. The gory video also showed Wani, holding the former BJP leader’s severed head and tossing it away with disgust.

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India: WB: Protests Against Nupur Sharma Continues for Second Day in Howrah as Mob Burn Down Vehicles and Police Booths, Large Protests in Kolkata Too

A day after Islamists blocked the National Highway connecting Howrah and Kolkata, a large mob disrupted the vehicular movement in the Park Circus area in Kolkata. Following the Friday prayers (Jumma Namaz), Islamists began gathering on the road and demonstrating against the remarks made by BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. Such protests erupted in a large number places across India today after the Friday prayers, and the West Bengal capital was also no exception.

Videos from the area show thousands of Muslims on the street demanding arrest of Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal. The road was blocked by the protesting crowd for several hours during the day.

A video shot from atop the Maa flyover showed the mob, chanting slogans of ‘Allah Hu Akbar.’

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India: Mastermind of ‘Protest’ Against Nupur Sharma in Prayagraj, Javed Ahmed Detained, Used Minors to Hurl Stones at Police During Violence

The Uttar Pradesh Police has detained Javed Ahmed, the alleged mastermind behind the violence in Prayagraj following the Friday Namaz on the 10th of June. Javed, along with certain other anti-social elements, apparently used children to throw stones at police and administration.

In this matter, a case has been filed under 29 key sections, and action will be pursued under the Gangster Act and the National Security Act. Prayagraj SSP Ajay Kumar stated that action will be taken against 70 named and 5,000 as yet unnamed people.

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India: Who is Geert Wilders, The Dutch MP Who Supports Nupur Sharma Over Comments on Prophet Muhammad

Slammed for her remarks on Prophet Muhammad during a TV debate, former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma has found support in Dutch MP Geert Wilders. Wilders, a far-right leader from The Netherlands said Nupur Sharma was telling the truth when she made the remarks and termed the anger of the Islamic countries “ridiculuous”.

Wilders called on Indians to support Nupur Sharma and said: “Never give in to Islamic terrorists like Al-Qaida, they represent barbarism. The whole Indian nation should rally around #napursharma now and support her. Al Qaida and the Taliban put me on their hitlist years ago. One lesson: never bow for terrorists. Never.”

“Why does India apologize,” Wilders asked in another tweet.

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What Global Warming? Australia Endures Record Breaking Cold

Essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Dr. Willie Soon; Following the recent election of a deep green federal government, and offlining of coal stations, Australia is being slammed by a double whammy of skyrocketing green energy bills and extreme cold.

Proof you aren’t going soft: Australian city is now shivering through its coldest start to winter since 1904 — as cold weather records tumble, snow falls on beaches… and it’s not over yet

Antarctic cold snap is sending record tumbling as temperatures plummet

Brisbane braced for its coldest day since 1904 as polar winds blast Australia

Sydney and Melbourne also set for their coldest start to winter in decades

By KEVIN AIRS FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

PUBLISHED: 10:39 AEST, 9 June 2022 | UPDATED: 13:40 AEST, 9 June 2022

Brisbane will shiver through its coldest start to winter in more than 100 years as Australia’s brutal big freeze sends records tumbling.

An icy polar blast will see forecast temperatures plummet int every major city except Perth to lows not seen in decades.

Bob Hawke was in power the last time Sydney got this cold in 1989, and Brisbane is braced for its worst cold snap since 1904.

There’s not even an escape in the tropical Top End with both Darwin and Cairns forecast to be noticeably cooler than normal this week, while some of Tasmania’s beaches could even see blizzards.

In the snowfields, the history books are being rewritten with the best start to the season in years and more snow on the way thanks to a freezing Antarctic ice storm.

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Husband of New Mexico Woman Murdered by Illegal Immigrant Slams Sanctuary Laws: ‘Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card’

Jacqueline Vigil was killed by an illegal immigrant outside her Albuquerque, New Mexico home in 2019.

Her husband, Sam Vigil, joined “Fox & Friends First” Thursday to call out left-wing policies, like sanctuary cities, for contributing to rising crime.

“Places where laws are soft, like Albuquerque, this does not protect people who come to the U.S. to work but rather those who come to commit crimes,” he said, rejecting Biden’s loose immigration policies.

“For me, it just reminds me about what happened to me, to my wife who was murdered back in 2019 by an alleged illegal immigrant that was in the country. It just brings back all those memories,” he said.

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UK: Immigration Lawyers Are Advertising Their Deportation-Busting Services to Illegal Migrants in Prisons and Detention Centres

Immigration lawyers are using magazines in prisons and detention centres to advertise their deportation-busting services to illegal migrants.

Inside Time, the prison publication which has a print circulation of 50,000-a-month, even featured an advert in Albanian that offered consultations on claiming asylum.

Part of the advert, taken out by the London-based firm Lexmark Legal, reads: ‘If anyone has an asylum or modern slavery case under way, we urge you to contact us and we will give you the necessary consultation for your proceedings.

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UK: Immigration Officers Are Forced to Back Down and Release a Suspect After Crowds of Londoners Block Their Van and Chant ‘Let Him Go’ Following a Raid in Peckham — While Left-Wing Activists Try to Halt the Government’s Rwanda Plan

Immigration officers attempting to arrest a suspect have today been forced into a tactical retreat after being confronted by crowds of Londoners shouting ‘let him go’.

Protestors surrounded the Immigration Enforcement van and even appeared to clash with police following the raid at an estate in Peckham, south east London, this afternoon.

Police were called in to support the Home Office officials after the crowd swelled to more than 100 people — following a social media call to action by left-wing agitators and at least two Labour councillors.

The group surrounded the van — containing the male suspect — and demanded ‘let him go’.

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Drag Queen ‘Nicki Jizz’ Performs for Masked Middle Schoolers in San Francisco

A San Francisco middle school hosted a drag queen performance for students.

The drag queen, Nicole Jizzington or Nikki Jizz for short, posted on Twitter that he “had them kids losing it” during the Tuesday performance.

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European Parliament Condemns American Supreme Court Over Abortion

The European Parliament passed a resolution condemning the United States Supreme Court over abortion after a leaked opinion suggested that Roe v Wade could be overturned at the federal level.

In a preemptive strike before the American Supreme Court has even had a chance to rule on the legal future of abortion, globalists in the European Union’s so-called parliament passed a measure on Thursday by a margin of 364 to 154 (37 abstentions) to “remind” the United States that it is “vital” to uphold Roe v Wade.

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Maryland Mother Blasts New Education Framework for Explicit Subjects

In a petition to the State Board of Education, a Maryland mother is expressing her frustration at the direction of public education concerning sexually-charged topics.

Speaking against the instruction of sexual acts in the classroom, cross-gendered restrooms, and little willingness to discuss the issue, the mother blasted the state’s implementation of a new health education framework.

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Norway Ethics Professor Calls for Normalization of Pedophilia

A Norwegian professor of Ethics is calling for the normalization of pedophilia in school.

Ole Martin Moen says “the mental state of finding children sexually attractive is very common.”

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Over $200k Being Spent on Drag Queen Shows at NYC Schools, Records Show

New York is showering taxpayer funds on a group that sends drag queens into city schools — often without parental knowledge or consent — even as parents in other states protest increasingly aggressive efforts to expose kids to gender-bending performers.

Last month alone, Drag Story Hour NYC — a nonprofit whose outrageously cross-dressed performers interact with kids as young as 3 — earned $46,000 from city contracts for appearances at public schools, street festivals, and libraries, city records show.

Since January, the group has organized 49 drag programs in 34 public elementary, middle, and high schools, it boasted on its website, with appearances in all five boroughs.

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Parent Alleges Teacher Took Underage Son to Drag Show Performed by Sex Offender

A Houston parent is alleging that a local teacher took his 16 year old son to a drag show performed by a convicted pedophile.

The parent made the comments Thursday, at a Houston Independent School District (HISD) meeting.

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PayPal Bans Evolutionary Biologist Colin Wright From Their Service

On Friday, the online financial service Paypal banned evolutionary biologist Colin Wright from using their service.

Wright posted PayPal’s message on Twitter which read “You can no longer do business with PayPal.” Wright had been using the service to receive both 1-time and recurring donations from his supporters.

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Pope Francis: Man-Woman Marriage is ‘Unique and Indispensable’

ROME — Pope Francis once again affirmed the centrality of traditional man-woman marriage for society on Friday, calling it “the primary cell of our communities.”

“The mutual love between man and woman is a reflection of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves the human being, destined to be fruitful and to find fulfilment in the common work of the social order and the care of creation,” the pontiff told directors of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe.

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Pride March Exposes Children to Sexually Explicit Displays

A clip captured from Pride March in the nation’s capital shows one protestor who decided to take their protest to the next level with a thong, a loudspeaker on wheels, and a quick twerk — in front of children.

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Watch: Pro-Abortion Activists Bang Drums Outside Kavanaugh’s Home Hours After Assassination Attempt

A motley band of protestors chanted and drummed outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Maryland home mere hours after an assassination attempt on his life.

Video from Fox News shows the organizing group, Downright Impolite, marching in circles up and down Kavanaugh’s street while drumming and shouting in often indecipherable cries. The group took to Twitter to thank Fox News for the “high quality video.”

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9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/11/2022

  1. From Melbourne , Australia. It has been very cold, but could still get worse as we haven’t had a zero degree night yet. I can’t afford to contribute to global warming much as energy is so expensive. We have a small room heater each and I sit with an electronic throw rug on my knees. We have all these new products in the shops which help people keep warm without using heaters; electric throw rugs, thick capes and all in one jumpsuits(like rabbit suit) so we can walk around in OUR HOMES.
    Most homes were designed in the days of cheap energy when we thought we were going to be able to burn the 300 years worth of brown coal we have in Gippsland. Now half shut down due to green policies.

  2. The “greens” rather you die out then use cheap coal ,we will all be living like people in 9 century Europe soon.

    • They probably lived better; more days off and certainly lower taxes. Unfortunately they didn’t have Cuckbook, Instagram, or Twatter, 100s of channels of sportsball, or imported violent 3rd world orcs imposed upon you whether you wanted them or not.

  3. I just pointed this “Global Warming” phenomena out o somebody that is a true believer in “Man Made Global Warming”, no matter what evidence to the contrary has been presented to him by a friend of mine over the last 10 years, who is a Glaciologist and Meterologist and spends half of is working adult life in Antartica and knows what he’s talking about (in private).
    The Glaciers could cover half of the Planet and this guy would still believe in the narrative that it is getting warmer, he would take this as confirmation.
    But on the other hand, he’s also tripple jabbed.

    • Well, it is getting warmer on average; the current event in Australia is an aberration.

      The question is whether this is caused by human activity, which I doubt; I daresay that your glaciologist friend is aware of the 120+ active volcanoes under the Antarctic ice sheet, and the mass of moving magma under Greenland (so called because it was when the Vikings got there).

      • Actually, Greenland wasn’t green even then. Erik the Red, who was the first to land there, wanted to promote it so that more people would settle there, so he named it Greenland even though he knew he was fudging the truth. It was like a 10th-century PR stunt.

        • Thanks Baron, I didn’t know that, but I have read (Ian Plimer in “Heaven and Earth” quoting RD Thachuk, “The Little Ice Age”) that “Cattle, sheep and barley were grown in Greenland”, during the Medieval Warming.

          Later, “Desperation set in among the Norse colonies in Greenland, where there was a shorter growing season and less grass… and no timber for fires…this was the death knell for the Vikings,who had greater difficulty in escaping from Greenland through the pack ice…most did not escape and the colony of Greenland, once promoted by Erik the Red…was no longer populated by the immigrants.”

  4. It’s hard for a food plant to be “sustainable” when it is prevented by protestors from sustaining deliveries.

    I figured this out after an exhaustive analysis of climate records, going back hundreds of years.

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