Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/14/2022

The Austrian government has announced a program that will fight inflation by helping those who are hardest hit by the crisis. Meanwhile, during the past month inflation-adjusted wages in the UK fell at the fastest rate on record.

In other news, police in Columbus, Ohio found multiple explosive devices on the street and arrested a suspect after a standoff.

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Financial Crisis
» Austria Introduces Massive Aid Package in Fight Against Inflation
» CNN Fact Checks Biden’s Claim That He Decreased Federal Deficit
» Inflation Nation: Average Wages in Britain Fall at Fastest Rate on Record
» ‘Poland Cannot Copy Western Solutions to Fight Inflation, ‘ Says Kaczynski
» Wall Street’s Favorite Recession Indicator is Flashing Red
 
USA
» AFL Releases Documents Conclusively Proving Critical Race Theory Indoctrination is Being Used in Public Schools
» Alexandria City Council Addresses Youth Violence After 18-Year-Old Stabbed to Death in Fight
» Arsonists Attack Washington State Republican Office
» Caterpillar to Move Headquarters to Texas From Illinois in Fresh Blow to the Chicago Area
» Columbus Police Find Multiple Explosive Devices, Arrest Man After Standoff
» Elon Musk Questions Why Twitter Allows Death Threats Against Libs of TikTok
» Elon Musk to Directly Address Twitter Employees for the First All-Hands Meeting
» Fact Checkers Accuse Christina Pushaw of Harassment for Criticizing and Showing Reporter’s Emails on Twitter
» Fieldhouse Gunman Aimed Weapon at a Coach Before Shooting, Witness Says
» House Approves SCOTUS Security Boost After Kavanaugh Scare — But 27 Dems Vote ‘No’
» Impeachment Process Started Against Progressive Philadelphia DA Krasner
» Kids Infected With More Viruses After Lockdown Weakened Immune Systems
» Missouri Sen. Hawley Rips AG Garland for Failing to Act on Protests at Supreme Court Justices Homes
» No Record of Biden Naval Academy Appointment He Boasted of in Speech
» Nolte: Joe Biden’s Job Approval Plummets to Record Low of 38 Percent
» Ohio Becomes Tenth State to Allow Teachers to Carry Firearms
» Philly Man Gets 15 Years in ATM Blast During Civil Unrest
» Portland Antifa Member Among Those Arrested at Pride Event in Idaho
» Ratings Slump for Second Jan. 6 Hearing as Around 10 Million Tune in
» Rep. Sean Casten’s 17-Year-Old Daughter Gwen Dead
» Seattle Principal Allegedly Refuses to Cooperate With Police After Prolific Offender Assaults Students
» Trump Could Launch His 2024 Presidential Campaign Next Month
» Video: Biden Introduces Japanese-American Rights Activist as ‘Karen Nagasaki’
» Video: Biden Advisor Says Social Media Companies Need to Silence Anyone Who Criticises Green Energy “Transition”
» Wall Street Firms Banned From Contracts With West Virginia Over Bias Against Fossil Fuels
 
Canada
» Breaking: Trudeau Liberals Announce Suspension of Vaccine Mandate for Travel on June 20
» Canadian High School Students to be Trained on How to Administer Naloxone
» Canada Fails to Justify Continued Use of Vaccine Passports
» Liberals and NDP Shut Down Debate on Internet Censorship Bill
» Maxime Bernier and Brian Peckford to Continue Legal Challenge Against Feds’ Mandates
» Senate Committee Votes Down Mendicino’s Controversial Bill S-7
» Viva Frei Hits Back at Canada’s CTV Over “Dishonest Hit Piece” Regarding Rumble
» Woke Ontario Teachers’ Hatred of Conservatives on Full Display
 
Europe and the EU
» Dutch Minister Slammed After Calling for Youth From France’s Crime-Ridden Suburbs to Fill Jobs
» European Chief Prosecutor Praises Hungary
» Four ‘ISIS Terrorists’ Arrested After ‘Plan for Serious Act of Violence’ Against Germany
» Lockdown Britain Saw Over 170,000 Manufacturing Jobs Vanish Over Two Years — Union
» Not Exactly Once in a Lifetime… Socialist Scottish Government Set to Launch Another Independence Campaign
» Pics: Iraq War Architect Blair Receives England’s Highest Knighthood
» Poland: President Duda Pushes for More NATO Forces on Eastern Flank of Europe
» Scotland: Climate Crisis Activists Protest at Grand Central Hotel Investment Roadshow
» Shock Video: Kidnapping, Shooting in French Neighborhood
» Spanish PM Ignites Energy Crisis With Algeria
» UK Health Agency: 99 Per Cent of Monkeypox Cases Are Gay Men
» UK: Education Tsar Threatens to Fine University Institutions for Taking Chinese Money
» UK: Telegram Hopes for “Regulatory Action” Over iPhone Browser Restrictions
» UK: Warning as Protesters Plan ‘Dangerous’ Blockade of Two Major Motorway Bridges
 
Russia
» Russian Invasion Also Affects the Security Situation in Asia and Indo-Pacific, Warns Czech Foreign Minister
» Russia-Ukraine War: What Happened Today (June 14)
 
Far East
» China Introduces New History Books in Hong Kong to Erase British Colonial Past
 
Latin America
» Cuba Sentences Almost 300 to Prison Following Last Year’s Protest
 
Immigration
» ‘Beat the Ukrainians’ — Two Ukrainian Refugee Children Assaulted by Arab Gang in Sweden
» Former Head of French Pro-Migrant NGO Sentenced for Human Trafficking
» Hungary and Poland Stand Strong on Migrant Relocation Scheme as Brussels Ramps Up Pressure
» UK: Channel Migrants: Hundreds Make the Crossing in Small Boats
» UK: Rwanda Asylum Flight Cancelled After Legal Action
 
Culture Wars
» BC Coffee Shop Slammed for Sending ‘Yt CIS Males’ to the Back of the Help Wanted Line
» Idaho Sheriff’s Office Investigates ‘Family Drag Show’ Where ‘Genitals May Have Been Exposed’
» Kavanaugh Neighbor Describes ‘Horrific’ Experience Dealing With ‘Aggressive’ Pro-Choice Protesters
» Polish Priest Urges Resistance Against Defacement of National and Catholic Symbols
» The Fight Against the Great Reset
» Watch: Pride March Attendees List Their Many Gender Identities and Sexual Orientations
» WEF Announces They Want Tracking Devices on Everyone
 

Austria Introduces Massive Aid Package in Fight Against Inflation

The government of Austria on Tuesday introduced a relief package worth €28 billion ($29.3 billion) to combat the soaring inflation that is being felt around the world.

Chancellor Karl Nehammer called the move a “historic step” that will be imperative to the most disadvantaged.

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

CNN Fact Checks Biden’s Claim That He Decreased Federal Deficit

A fact checker with CNN recently pushed back on claims made by President Biden last month in which he said that “I reduced the federal deficit.”

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

Inflation Nation: Average Wages in Britain Fall at Fastest Rate on Record

The buying power of the average wage for British workers is falling at the fastest rate on record, as the inflationary crisis has wiped out all gains in salary and bonuses.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Tuesday showed that regular pay, which excludes bonuses, fell by 4.5 per cent over the past month when taking inflation into account, the sharpest decline since comparable records began in 2001. Even when taking bonuses into account, wages still fell by 3.7 per cent, however, this figure was bolstered by high payouts in the financial services sector, the ONS said.

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

‘Poland Cannot Copy Western Solutions to Fight Inflation, ‘ Says Kaczynski

Poland cannot copy Western solutions for combating inflation, Jaroslaw Kaczynski said as he revealed that his Law and Justice (PiS) party will begin campaigning in the country “to explain this situation well to the voters.”

According to the latest opinion polling, Polish citizens are becoming increasingly concerned about the cost of living crisis, especially the ever-rising energy prices. The report showed that only 11 percent of households in Poland claim to be resistant to the effects of increasing inflation, whereas 90 percent of Polish families need to cut back on spending.

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

Wall Street’s Favorite Recession Indicator is Flashing Red

A closely watched recession predictor in the bond market just flashed red, spurring fresh concern that the US economy is on track for a downturn this year as a result of the Federal Reserve’s war on inflation.

The spread between the 2-year and 10-year Treasury yields inverted this week for the first time since April on fears that the Federal Reserve’s aggressive approach to tackling the hottest inflation in four decades could lead to a sustained slowdown in growth. The phenomenon — which is rare — has been a historically accurate predictor of recessions.

Yields on the 2-year Treasury note climbed as high as 3.431% during morning trading on Tuesday, rising above those on 30-year bonds, which fell to about 3.277%. The movement reflects “fears of a Fed policy error and an impending recession,” according to Mark Hackett, chief of investment research at Nationwide.

Yield curve inversions are viewed as a good recession predictor because it suggests that investors believe — with the interest rate on long-term bonds lower than the rate on short-term bonds — economic growth is slowing. Every recession in the past 60 years was preceded by an inverted yield curve, according to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

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

AFL Releases Documents Conclusively Proving Critical Race Theory Indoctrination is Being Used in Public Schools

WASHINGTON— Today, America First Legal released 166 pages of documents proving that school district bureaucrats and a cadre of taxpayer-funded “consultants” are using Critical Race Theory to “transform” public education and indoctrinate American children.

America First Legal, working with Wally Zimolong of Zimolong LLC, sued the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District in Chester County, PA on behalf of Ben Auslander, a father who exercised his right to review the materials that the District was using to “educate” children in the District. The District had hired the Pacific Educational Group (PEG), a California-based education consultant that claims “Systemic Racism is the most devastating factor contributing to the diminished capacity of all children” to run teacher training and shape the curriculum.

But when the time came for Mr. Auslander to see what the District and PEG were up to, the District told him he could not make notes, photocopy, or take pictures of PEG’s presentations. Mr. Auslander tried to take voice notes on his phone, but to hide the truth, the District terminated the inspection and threw him out, claiming that PEG had asserted copyright protections on its training materials.

Then, AFL sued the District on behalf of Mr. Auslander.

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

Alexandria City Council Addresses Youth Violence After 18-Year-Old Stabbed to Death in Fight

The Youth Safety and Resilience Concept recommends creating a task force and holding conversations with teenagers.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — City leaders in Alexandria want to improve teen safety and reduce violence among students following the stabbing death of an Alexandria City High School senior.

Mayor Justin Wilson and Councilwoman Alyia Gaskins drafted a memorandum known as the Youth Safety and Resilience Concept to better address mental health needs, identify challenges and needs and incorporate community engagement.

“Whenever you have kids feeling like they need to resolve their problems with weapons and violence, there is a problem that we still have work to do no matter how big those numbers are and no matter how many times this occurs or doesn’t occur,” Wilson said.

In May, 18-year-old Luis Hernandez died after being stabbed in a large fight near his high school.

In the memorandum, Wilson and Gaskins said, “We must engage a diverse range of stakeholders to listen to the experiences of our young people, learn what is at the root of youth trauma and violence, and act.”…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Arsonists Attack Washington State Republican Office

Two individuals were caught in a video vandalizing and attempting to set fire to the Washington state House Republican election campaign office early Monday morning.

In a video posted to Republican Representative J.T. Wilcox’s Twitter account, the two suspects can be seen approaching the building with a hammer and a flare.

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

Caterpillar to Move Headquarters to Texas From Illinois in Fresh Blow to the Chicago Area

Caterpillar Inc. said Tuesday it will move its global headquarters from Illinois to an existing divisional office in Irving, Texas, in the Dallas—Forth Worth area, in another blow to metropolitan Chicago, which last month lost the Boeing Co. headquarters.

The move is “in the best strategic interest of the company,” Chief Executive Jim Umpleby said in a statement. The heavy-machinery maker has had a presence in Texas since the 1960s, it said.

Even with the move, Illinois has the largest concentration of Caterpillar CAT —0.09% employees anywhere in the world, the company said. The headquarters was historically in downstate Peoria, Ill., before a move to the Chicago suburb of Deerfield in 2017.

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

Columbus Police Find Multiple Explosive Devices, Arrest Man After Standoff

The Columbus Police Department arrested a suspect after a standoff on 19th Street and located multiple explosive devices in the area, according to a news release.

Officers were dispatched to the area of 13th Avenue and 19th Street Monday morning at 5:14 a.m. regarding a man acting erratically and threatening to set fires, the release said. Multiple improvised explosive devices were found in the area, according to police.

“It’s sort of a mixed bag on whether they would have or could have gone off,” Sgt. Aaron Evrard, assistant public information officer for CPD, told the Ledger-Enquirer. “But they definitely had the capability of igniting. At least, I will say there was definitely the capability for them to cause damage.”

The devices would not have caused a massive explosion because they were small, Evrard said, and they were not “particularly sophisticated.” However, they did have the potential to create fire, he said.

After an investigation, probable cause was established that Ian Aycock, 30, was responsible for making the devices…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Elon Musk Questions Why Twitter Allows Death Threats Against Libs of TikTok

On Monday night, Elon Musk asked Twitter why they allowing the Libs of TikTok account to receive death threats.

Libs of TikTok, the Twitter account dedicated to reposting alarming videos and events from left-wing activists, faced an onslaught of harassment after journalists accused the account of “inciting violence” against the LGBTQ+ community.

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

Elon Musk to Directly Address Twitter Employees for the First All-Hands Meeting

Elon Musk, who is currently in the final stages of buying Twitter, will address the social media giant’s employees directly for the first in a virtual all-hands meeting on Thursday.

In an email from Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal obtained by Business Insider, he said that those with questions for Musk would be able to submit them starting on Wednesday.

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

Fact Checkers Accuse Christina Pushaw of Harassment for Criticizing and Showing Reporter’s Emails on Twitter

Fact-checking website Politifact has accused Florida’s Gov. Ron Desantis’ press secretary Christina Pushaw of instigating harassment after she criticized their reporting on Twitter. Pushaw shared an email from a reporter, pointing out what she calls “incompetence and bias.”

In the article, titled “PolitiFact reporters face online harassment; we keep fact-checking anyway,” Politifact’s chief editor Angie Drobnic Holan singled out Pushaw, accusing her of harassing reporters.

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

Fieldhouse Gunman Aimed Weapon at a Coach Before Shooting, Witness Says

At least two shots were fired inside facility where summer camps were being held Monday

Diana Vasquez was in the lobby dropping off her twins Monday morning when she saw a coach approach a man about smoking a cigarette inside.

Vasquez said the coach asked the man to take the smoking outside.

“The guy then, I guess, grabs his weapon and the coach sees [it] and so he says ‘You have a weapon on you?’ And he says, ‘Yes, you wanna see?’ And he pulls it out. Turns on the laser and he aims it at the coach,” said Vasquez.

Police said the gunman, identified Tuesday by Duncanville police, fired at least twice — once in the lobby and once at a glass door with 40 children and staffers on the other side.

Vasquez ran and shielded her two sons in another room. She remained on the phone with 911 until officers arrived and killed the gunman…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

House Approves SCOTUS Security Boost After Kavanaugh Scare — But 27 Dems Vote ‘No’

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill providing additional security to Supreme Court justices and their family members Tuesday — six days after an assassination attempt against Justice Brett Kavanaugh was stopped and more than a month after the legislation cleared the Senate by unanimous consent.

The 396-27 vote clears the way for President Biden to sign the measure into law, which he is expected to do. All 27 “no” votes came from Democrats, including far-left “Squad” members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), Cori Bush (D-Mo.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)

Republicans had urged the House to pass the Supreme Court Police Parity Act almost from the moment the Senate approved the measure on May 9.

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

Impeachment Process Started Against Progressive Philadelphia DA Krasner

Pennsylvania Republicans have opened impeachment proceedings against ultra-progressive Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, accusing him of a “willful refusal” to tackle “unchecked violent crime.”

A trio of Keystone State House representatives announced the drastic move Monday while also unveiling a website, StopKrasner.com, for crime victims to detail their horror stories.

“We recognize it is an extraordinary measure — but the actions that the DA has taken are extraordinary,” said one of the trio, Rep. Josh Kail.

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

Kids Infected With More Viruses After Lockdown Weakened Immune Systems

Children are becoming infected with up to three different viruses at the same time after widespread COVID-19 lockdowns eviscerated their immune systems, doctors have warned.

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in Connecticut has reported staggering numbers of young patients with cases of the adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, influenza, and parainfluenza — in addition to COVID-19, the Washington Post reported.

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

Missouri Sen. Hawley Rips AG Garland for Failing to Act on Protests at Supreme Court Justices Homes

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is accusing Attorney General Merrick Garland of inaction on the protesters who flocked to the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh last week following an alleged assassination attempt on his life.

In a Tuesday letter sent to Garland, Hawley raised concerns that despite demonstrations outside Kavanaugh’s home and an increase in pro-abortion attacks on pregnancy resource centers, no significant action has been taken. Federal law stipulates that picketing at the homes of judges with the intent to intimidate them or influencing their rulings is illegal.

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

No Record of Biden Naval Academy Appointment He Boasted of in Speech

President Biden claimed last month at the Naval Academy’s graduation ceremony that he was appointed to the military school in 1965 by the late Sen. J. Caleb Boggs (R-Del.), but a search of Boggs’ archives has failed to turn up evidence to back the claim.

Curators at the Delaware Historical Association in Wilmington were able to find records of Boggs’ academy nominations for just one year in the early 1960s and could not locate records for either 1965 or the more plausible year 1961.

That means, barring evidence from an unlikely third party, that it’s probable only Biden — who often shares incorrect or exaggerated memories — can prove his claim.

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

Nolte: Joe Biden’s Job Approval Plummets to Record Low of 38 Percent

The bottom continues to fall out of His Fraudulency Joe Biden’s approval ratings, with Rasmussen Reports showing Hunter’s Dad sitting at just 38 percent approval, which ties his record low in this specific poll.

His disapproval rating is now at 60 percent.

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

Ohio Becomes Tenth State to Allow Teachers to Carry Firearms

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill that would allow teachers to carry firearms after 24 hours of training. There is also a requirement for eight hours of annual refresher training. Ohio becomes the tenth state to allow teachers and/or school employees to carry a firearm to school.

The new law “is giving schools an option, based on their particular circumstances, to make the best decision they can make with the best information they have,” DeWine said in a statement.

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

Philly Man Gets 15 Years in ATM Blast During Civil Unrest

A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in one of dozens of explosions of automated teller machines in Philadelphia during civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis two years ago.

Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that 26-year-old David Elmakayes of Philadelphia was sentenced for using an explosive device to damage an ATM and for illegal possession of a firearm.

Authorities said the defendant was carrying three additional explosive devices and other weapons when he was arrested shortly after a cash machine in North Philadelphia was damaged on the night of June 3, 2020…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Portland Antifa Member Among Those Arrested at Pride Event in Idaho

An Antifa member from Portland, Ore. was arrested for alleged violence and drug crimes near a pride event in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho last Saturday. Robert John Stoms (dob 10-28-88, pronouns it/its) crossed state lines to go to the controversial pride event that was protested by conservatives and members of the far-right group Patriot Front.

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

Ratings Slump for Second Jan. 6 Hearing as Around 10 Million Tune in

The second public hearing of the House select committee investigating last year’s Capitol riot drew around 10 million total viewers Monday, less than half the audience that watched the committee’s primetime opening presentation last week.

The preliminary numbers from Nielsen Media Research incorporated viewership across cable news, as well as ABC and CBS properties. Numbers from NBC News were not immediately available Tuesday.

Last week’s hearing aired on 12 different TV channels and drew an audience of 20 million Americans — more than watched this year’s Oscars or Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden State W

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

Rep. Sean Casten’s 17-Year-Old Daughter Gwen Dead

Rep. Sean Casten’s 17-year-old daughter Gwen Casten died Monday morning, his office has announced.

The Illinois Democrat’s office released a short statement saying the teen passed away but did not provide any further details.

“This morning, Congressman Casten’s beloved daughter, Gwen (17), passed away,” Casten’s office said. “The Casten family requests privacy, and we will be issuing no further comment during this heartbreaking time.”

Gwen died inside the family’s Downers Grove home, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing local police.

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

Seattle Principal Allegedly Refuses to Cooperate With Police After Prolific Offender Assaults Students

Last Monday in Seattle municipal court, 20-year-old Liban Harasam, a prolific offender was charged after he allegedly entered a classroom of a Seattle Public School, rifled through student’s belongings, grabbed two students, then attempted to steal a DHL delivery truck all while being suspected of being high on meth.

However, authorities are claiming that Harasam will not be charged with any felonies because school officials refused to cooperate with police.

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

Trump Could Launch His 2024 Presidential Campaign Next Month

Sources suggest that Donald Trump could be preparing to launch his 2024 presidential campaign as soon as next month.

According to people close to Trump, the former president wants to show closest rival Governor Ron DeSantis “who the boss is” by staging a massive July rally in Florida.

Reportedly, Trump wants a fireworks-heavy spectacular to upstage DeSantis and is already scouting potential locations near to the Florida Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee.

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

Video: Biden Introduces Japanese-American Rights Activist as ‘Karen Nagasaki’

Joe Biden introduced a Japanese-American civil rights activist named Karen Narasaki as ‘Karen Nagasaki’ Tuesday, leaving Americans collectively face palming.

Biden was making the introduction during a ceremony to mark the introduction of a law to establish a commission to study the creation of a National Museum of Asian American and Pacific Islander History and Culture.

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

Video: Biden Advisor Says Social Media Companies Need to Silence Anyone Who Criticises Green Energy “Transition”

One of Joe Biden’s senior advisors told a reporter this week that social media companies should be cracking down on and censoring anyone who speeds information critical of the administration’s so called ‘green energy transition’.

National climate advisor Gina McCarthy made the comments in an interview with a reporter for Axios, stating “Now it’s not so much denying the problem. What the [fossil fuel] industry is now doing is seeding doubt about the costs associated with [green energy] and whether they work or not.”

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

Wall Street Firms Banned From Contracts With West Virginia Over Bias Against Fossil Fuels

The West Virginia government will be banning six of the nation’s largest financial institutions from future state contracts over their ESG policies and bias against the fossil fuel industry.

The financial institutions that will be banned from state contracts include BlackRock Inc., Wells Fargo & Co., JP Morgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and US Bancorp, according to Politico.

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

Breaking: Trudeau Liberals Announce Suspension of Vaccine Mandate for Travel on June 20

The Trudeau Liberals announced on Tuesday that it will be suspending the vaccine mandate for domestic travel and outbound international flights. Measures will be suspended starting on June 20.

Federal ministers Jean-Yves Duclos, Omar Alghabra, Dominic LeBlanc, and Mona Fortier made the announcement from Ottawa.

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

Canadian High School Students to be Trained on How to Administer Naloxone

Tens of thousands of Canadian high school students will be taught how to administer naloxone, a nasal spray drug that is used to reverse the effects of an overdose.

The Canadian Press writes: “The Advanced Coronary Treatment Foundation is announcing Tuesday that its new training program will be added to the CPR and automated external defibrillator training it offers for free in high schools across the country.”

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

Canada Fails to Justify Continued Use of Vaccine Passports

In a hearing in the House of Commons, the head of the Public Health Agency Canada (PHAC) was unable to produce any data that justifies why the agency has not lifted federal COVID passports.

MP Michael Barrett, of the Conservative Party of Canada, pressed Dr. Harpreet Kochhar on why the vaccine mandates had not been lifted. The health agency recently said that the mandates will remain until “at least” the end of this month.

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

Liberals and NDP Shut Down Debate on Internet Censorship Bill

The Liberals along with the NDP voted to shut down debate on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s internet censorship law, Bill C-11.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, a vote by Liberal MP Sean Casey on a motion for the House of Commons heritage committee to immediately pass the bill cited “the procedural games, the obstructionist tactics, the filibusters and the like.” It was passed by 174 votes for and 146 against.

“They are censoring the censorship of their own censorship bill. That is what is happening,” said Conservative MP Blaine Calkins.

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

Maxime Bernier and Brian Peckford to Continue Legal Challenge Against Feds’ Mandates

Despite the Trudeau government’s decision to suspend the vaccine mandate for domestic travel, People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier and former Premier of Newfoundland Brian Peckford say they will continue their legal challenge against the federal government’s vaccine mandates.

The government announced Tuesday afternoon that mandatory vaccination requirements for domestic and outbound flights, as well as for trains would end on Jun. 20. The vaccine mandate for federal employees will also end.

Border restrictions for travellers entering Canada and the use of the ArriveCAN app will remain in place. Unvaccinated travellers are still subjected to quarantine and testing.

Before the government’s anticipated announcement, Peckford’s lawyer Keith Wilson and Bernier announced their intention to continue with their legal challenge against the Trudeau government.

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

Senate Committee Votes Down Mendicino’s Controversial Bill S-7

A Senate bill that would have allowed Canadian Border Service (CBSA) agents to examine the contents of traveller’s smartphones, laptops and other devices under the threshold of “reasonable general concern” has been voted down by the national security and defence committee.

Bill S-7 would have amended the Customs Act, lowering the circumstances under which CBSA officials could search personal digital devices.

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

Viva Frei Hits Back at Canada’s CTV Over “Dishonest Hit Piece” Regarding Rumble

Creator and lawyer Viva Frei, who has gained a strong following on the growing alt-tech platform Rumble and its sister platform Locals, has said that he’s “about one millimeter away from suing” Canadian news network CTV, its investigative news and documentary program W5, and host Kevin Newman after W5 broadcast what Viva Frei described as a “dishonest hit piece that tried to paint Rumble like some form of alt-right platform where people go to spew disinformation and hatred.”

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

Woke Ontario Teachers’ Hatred of Conservatives on Full Display

Ontario’s woke teachers — clearly upset that Premier Doug Ford won a landslide majority earlier this month — took to Twitter non-stop over the past two weeks to express their hatred of conservatives.

Before they leave the classroom for their two month vacation, they also vowed they’d continue to indoctrinate young minds.

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

Dutch Minister Slammed After Calling for Youth From France’s Crime-Ridden Suburbs to Fill Jobs

The call from a senior Dutch government minister to import and employ young people from problem neighborhoods in France and Spain has been ridiculed as “crazy” and “dangerous” by the country’s national-conservative opposition.

Karien van Gennip, the Dutch social affairs and employment minister in Mark Rutte’s government, made the remarks during an interview with the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper in which she floated the idea of greater immigration for underprivileged French and Spanish youngsters, mainly from multicultural neighborhoods. Her remarks came alongside her admission that she feels responsible for the 1 million Dutch people who are either currently unemployed or would like to work more hours.

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

European Chief Prosecutor Praises Hungary

Although Hungary has not joined the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, its leader still praised Hungary in a recent interview, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga wrote in a Facebook post.

“The praise was unexpected. Although Hungary did not join the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (which was not even mandatory by the way), it responded to all its requests in a timely and accurate manner while it was also the first to sign a cooperation agreement,” Varga wrote. “We support partnerships based on mutual respect on all European platforms!”

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

Four ‘ISIS Terrorists’ Arrested After ‘Plan for Serious Act of Violence’ Against Germany

Police arrested one suspect Aleem N in Römerberg, near Speyer. The operation was carried out in coordination with investigative authorities in Switzerland. At the same time, three other suspects were arrested.

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

Lockdown Britain Saw Over 170,000 Manufacturing Jobs Vanish Over Two Years — Union

Between 2019 and 2021, nearly 170,000 manufacturing jobs disappeared from lockdown Britain, a trade union in the country has claimed.

A UK trade union has claimed that nearly 200,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost in lockdown Britain over the past two years.

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Not Exactly Once in a Lifetime… Socialist Scottish Government Set to Launch Another Independence Campaign

The socialist separatist regional government of Scotland has vowed to launch another independence referendum campaign, Scottish Nationalist Party leader Nicola Sturgeon announced on Tuesday, despite having lost such a vote less than a decade ago.

Despite losing the 2014 referendum on Scotland leaving the United Kingdom and polling suggesting a similar outcome should the vote be held again, the leftist-separatist devolved government of the SNP laid out plans on Tuesday to campaign for another referendum.

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Pics: Iraq War Architect Blair Receives England’s Highest Knighthood

Former Labour prime minister Anthony Charles Lynton Blair has been formally invested as a member of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, England’s oldest and most prestigious order of knights, despite well over a million people signing a petition asking for the honour to be rescinded.

The Iraq War architect, who has asked the press to refer to him as “Sir Tony” rather than Sir Anthony, was invested at a Garter Day ceremony at Windsor Castle on Monday, although the 96-year-old Queen did not attend the procession, according to the BBC.

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Poland: President Duda Pushes for More NATO Forces on Eastern Flank of Europe

Given the war in Ukraine and other challenges facing Europe, the need for more NATO forces in the east is obvious, said Polish President Andrzej Duda while speaking at a meeting of the country’s joint chiefs of staff and the defense minister.

Duda began by saying that this was the first such meeting since the pandemic, the hybrid attack on the Polish border with Belarus, and the war in Ukraine. These challenging events inevitably mean that there is a need to review the structure of the Polish armed forces, logistics, equipment, and systems of command.

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Scotland: Climate Crisis Activists Protest at Grand Central Hotel Investment Roadshow

Climate change protestors have disrupted a meeting of one of the world’s largest asset management groups in Glasgow.

Activists from Extinction Rebellion sounded fire alarms, interrupted speakers and held a demonstration outside the Vanguard’s Sustainable Life roadshow at the Grand Central Glasgow Hotel this morning.

The group says the company, which manages investments for wealthy stockholders, is funding the climate crisis by refusing to end new fossil fuel investments.

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Shock Video: Kidnapping, Shooting in French Neighborhood

A neighborhood in France was rocked by gunshots during an apparent kidnapping caught on camera this week, according to reports.

The shocking incident unfolded just before 10 p.m. on Monday night in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a riverside commune in the department of Vaucluse.

Video footage apparently shot from a high-rise building appears to show at least three masked suspects hustling a fourth person towards a running car in a residential parking lot.

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Spanish PM Ignites Energy Crisis With Algeria

Pedro Sanchez has gone ahead to foment an energy crisis in his country. Behind the backs of Congress and his own party, the head of state initiated a change in Western Sahara policy as early as March — with serious consequences for Spain and probably also for the EU.

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UK Health Agency: 99 Per Cent of Monkeypox Cases Are Gay Men

A survey of monkeypox cases by the UK Health Agency has found that 151 out of 152 participants are men who “identify as gay, bisexual or men who have sex with men.”

The survey found that 311 (99% of 314) cases were men, with just 3 confirmed female cases.

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UK: Education Tsar Threatens to Fine University Institutions for Taking Chinese Money

Britain’s education tsar has proposed new legislation which would see University organisations risk being fined for taking money from authoritarian regimes such as China.

University organisations, including the likes of student unions, have been threatened with the future possibility of being fined for taking Chinese money by Britain’s education tsar should it be found that they risk appeasing by taking the funds.

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UK: Telegram Hopes for “Regulatory Action” Over iPhone Browser Restrictions

UK’s antitrust watchdog, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA), is investigating a requirement on Apple’s App Store for web browsers. Telegram CEO Pavel Durov said he hopes that “regulatory action will follow” the investigation.

The requirement forces developers to use Apple’s own WebKit to develop browsers for iPads and iPhones. The CMA said it had “concerns” about Apple not allowing browsers that do not use WebKit on iPhone as it harms competition.

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UK: Warning as Protesters Plan ‘Dangerous’ Blockade of Two Major Motorway Bridges

The activists intend to blockade both the Severn Bridge and Prince of Wales Bridge — which take the M48 and M4 respectively over River Severn and into Wales — to draw attention to “ridiculous” fuel prices and the impact the hikes in cost are having on people’s lives. The protest, scheduled for Monday, July 4, has been branded “extremely dangerous” by the authorities.

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Russian Invasion Also Affects the Security Situation in Asia and Indo-Pacific, Warns Czech Foreign Minister

The Russian invasion of Ukraine also has consequences for the security situation in Asia and the Indo-Pacific, as Russian President Vladimir Putin works to break the international order, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský said during a conference on Monday morning.

“Putin is trying to destroy the international order,” Lipavský said. “The U.N. Charter also builds on the security situation in Asia and the Indo-Pacific. That is why the countries of this region are showing a very intense interest in how the war in Ukraine will turn out, although for them, let’s face it, it is a conflict that is subjectively taking place very far away.”

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Russia-Ukraine War: What Happened Today (June 14)

As Tuesday draws to a close in Kyiv and in Moscow, here are the key developments of the day:

Russian forces control as much as 80% of Sievierodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, said the governor of the Luhansk region, which includes the city. Ukraine struggled to evacuate civilians after Russia destroyed the last bridge to the besieged city. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said the fate of the whole eastern region is being decided in Sievierodonetsk, which Russians have pounded with heavy artillery for weeks. Russia said Ukrainian troops holed up in the city’s Azot chemical plant must lay down their weapons and surrender by Wednesday morning. Ukraine says hundreds of civilians are sheltering inside the plant.

Russia has barred dozens of British journalists, security officials and analysts from entry. The country’s foreign ministry accused them of spreading false information about Russia and also said it was acting in response to U.K. sanctions. The blacklist includes 29 people from British media organizations including the BBC, Sky News and the Guardian, plus 20 others linked to the defense industry.

A Russian court extended the pretrial detention of WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner by another 18 days, according to Russian state news agency Tass. Russian authorities have held the U.S. athlete on drug charges since February, when vape cartridges with cannabis oil were allegedly found in her luggage at a Moscow airport. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. The State Department views Griner as wrongfully detained, and on Monday, briefed her U.S. basketball team on efforts to gain her freedom.

The U.S. Tennis Association has decided to allow Russian players to compete — under a neutral flag — in this year’s U.S. Open, which takes place in New York in August. U.S. Tennis Association CEO and Executive Director Lew Sherr told The Associated Press that the decision resulted from “concern about holding the individual athletes accountable for the actions and decisions of their governments.” He said his group condemns “what is an unprovoked and unjust invasion of Ukraine by Russia.” Wimbledon, which gets underway later this month, has banned Russian tennis players.

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China Introduces New History Books in Hong Kong to Erase British Colonial Past

New textbooks currently being vetted by the CCP’s Education Bureau attempt to re-write history, altering the truth behind a number of events in Hong Kong’s history.

The move is just the latest in communist China’s continued assault on the small island territory as the government assumes more control over the lives of its people.

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Cuba Sentences Almost 300 to Prison Following Last Year’s Protest

HAVANA — Cuba said on Monday it has sanctioned 381 people, including 16 young people between the ages of 16 and 18, who participated in last summer’s protests, the Communist-run island’s largest since Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution.

Widespread protests across July 11 and 12, 2021, saw thousands of Cubans took to the streets in towns and cities across the country. Many shouted “freedom” as they marched against food, medicine and power shortages amid a spike in coronavirus cases on the island.

Of the 381 people sanctioned, a total of 297 have been sentenced to between 5 and 25 years in prison for crimes of sedition, sabotage, robbery with force, and public disorder, according to the attorney general’s office in a statement released to state media.

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‘Beat the Ukrainians’ — Two Ukrainian Refugee Children Assaulted by Arab Gang in Sweden

An Arab gang was responsible for recently abusing two Ukrainian refugee children in Sweden, according to the victims’ mother and police reports.

The attack occurred in the town of Ronneby in the southern Blekinge County of Sweden. The Ukrainian boys were playing football when they were accosted by the gang. Among other things, the gang member shouted at them to go home to Ukraine, reported the Swedish news outlet Nyheter Idag.

The gang reportedly consisted of 12 members who came to the scene and started arguing.

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Former Head of French Pro-Migrant NGO Sentenced for Human Trafficking

The former head of a French NGO that worked with illegal immigrants has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of trafficking in human beings by a Paris court.

Ronald D., the former head of the NGO Vies de Paris, was sentenced by the Paris Criminal Court to two years in prison with one year suspended after being found guilty of exploiting illegal immigrants he had promised to help.

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Hungary and Poland Stand Strong on Migrant Relocation Scheme as Brussels Ramps Up Pressure

Hungary and Poland remain steadfast in their opposition to a migrant relocation scheme proposed by the European Union, which would see 10,000 asylum seekers shifted from frontline states such as Greece, Italy, and Malta to other EU countries.

Following discussions between EU interior ministers last week, a number of member states have signed on to plans to relocate asylum seekers in an attempt to ease the pressure on Mediterranean coastal states that often bear the brunt of migrant influxes from North Africa.

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UK: Channel Migrants: Hundreds Make the Crossing in Small Boats

About 250 migrants have been seen being brought ashore at Dover after crossing the English Channel.

A number of people have also arrived in Dungeness and Ramsgate, according to BBC reporter Simon Jones.

It brings the total number of people making the crossing in small boats to over 10,500, according to figures collated by the BBC.

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UK: Rwanda Asylum Flight Cancelled After Legal Action

The first flight due to take asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda was cancelled minutes before take-off after legal rulings on Tuesday evening.

Up to seven people had been expected to be removed to the east African country.

But the flight was stopped after a late intervention from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) led to fresh challenges in the UK courts.

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BC Coffee Shop Slammed for Sending ‘Yt CIS Males’ to the Back of the Help Wanted Line

A coffee shop in Victoria, BC is receiving backlash after posting a help wanted ad to Instagram on Sunday went viral for stating that white men would be at the back of the hiring line.

The post from Bows & Arrows Coffee Roasters advertised a variety of positions, and asked applicants to DM or email their resumes. It was the last sentence, however, that got people talking.

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Idaho Sheriff’s Office Investigates ‘Family Drag Show’ Where ‘Genitals May Have Been Exposed’

The sheriff in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has initiated an investigation into a family drag show at a Saturday pride event where “genitals may have been exposed.”

The drag performance in question occurred as part of North Idaho price Alliance’s Pride in the Park event, which took place on June 11.

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Kavanaugh Neighbor Describes ‘Horrific’ Experience Dealing With ‘Aggressive’ Pro-Choice Protesters

EXCLUSIVE: A neighbor of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh says the pro-choice protesters who have marched multiple times a week down their street in the evening have shaken up residents’ homes and disrupted their lives — as they detailed the alleged abuse received by neighbors from protesters, while saying authorities have done little to help them.

The neighbor, who spoke to Fox News Digital on condition of anonymity, said that while there had been intermittent protests before, they picked up after the leak of the draft court opinion that would overturn the Roe v Wade abortion ruling.

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Polish Priest Urges Resistance Against Defacement of National and Catholic Symbols

The portrayal of the Madonna from Czestochowa, which is a painting of the Virgin Mary, in rainbow colors at an exhibition in Brussels is a form of defacing national symbols and should be condemned, Father Bortkiwewicz, also a professor, told Poland’s Do Rzeczy news outlet.

Commenting on the controversial move, Bortkiwewicz asked how people would react if someone incorporated the swastika into the star of David. In the same way, incorporating the rainbow into Christian symbols is a profanity and blasphemy, as it attempts to mock Christianity in favor of an atheistic ideology.

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The Fight Against the Great Reset

The Great Reset was introduced by the World Economic Forum, which is tightly coupled to the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Their agenda is to implement a global type of totalitarianism based on technocratic and transhumanist ideologies…

Patrick Wood, a repeat guest, has spent decades studying technocracy — an invented economic system that the global cabal is currently trying to implement worldwide. He was recently interviewed by The Defender, the Children’s Health Defense newsletter. You will find that interview below.

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This is the topic of the day. This is what people need to know and understand.

If we are going to fight back against this enemy, which previously has pretty much been unseen, we must recognize who we’re dealing with. Period…

If my hypothesis is true, January 2020 was the coup d’état that started this war in earnest… What’s going on is called The Great Reset of the planet…

This elite group of people represent in mix all of the people that were originally in the Trilateral Commission back in the 1970s…

It’s easy to identify most of the people involved in this. You can look at the Klaus Schwabs and the Bill Gateses [of the world], and the thousand companies that belong to the World Economic Forum. They all have CEOs, board members, et cetera, that are part of the World Economic Forum. It’s pretty easy to identify them today.

The idea of The Great Reset is complete transformation of society and individuals that live in this society… Humanity 2.0, H+ is another term is used. This is mad scientist type of stuff. The average guy on the street has never been exposed to this.

It’s hard to get your head around how evil this whole thing is, and it’s all uninvited. Nobody asked for it, they just did it…

There was a conference in Dubai, called the World Government Summit [March 29-30, 2022]. It was partly put on by the United Nations and there were a bunch of financial mucky mucks there. There was one in particular, Pippa Malmgren… she does financial wealth management services for the ultra rich.

She talked about the destruction of the fiat currency system, and she said, when it happens, there’s simply going to be a change-over. All the fiat currencies are going to go, and there’s going to be an implementation of digital currency.

[Wood, who along with Dr. Judy Mikovits and Dr. Reiner Fuellmich, an international lawyer who cofounded the German Corona Investigative Committee — formed the Crimes Against Humanity Task Force, talks about how to prepare for, survive and fight to win in this war, and many details and insights to this technocratic war that is starting to be waged on humanity.]

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Watch: Pride March Attendees List Their Many Gender Identities and Sexual Orientations

Journalist Savanah Hernandez interviewed a wide variety of LGBTQ community members over the weekend at the Washington, DC Pride parade, and among those interviewed were young teens who expressed some confusion about their gender identity.

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WEF Announces They Want Tracking Devices on Everyone

You are all well-aware of the RFID chips… During the Davos meeting in May 2022, the World Economic Forum (WEF) announced its intentions to take that tracking a step further…by placing RFID tags within clothing. They want the tags to be ubiquitous — in every article of clothing…

You paid in cash, but they have a film of that box of .223 ammo you bought, along with the date and time. All of it is further corroborated with the cell phone.

The cell phone: a tracking device that automatically sends out a pulse every four (4) seconds or less, recording your location…

There’s a company called Swicofil, with a site you can peruse at www.swicofil.com, and they manufacture RFID fibers and yarn. These fibers are washable, flexible, and long-lasting.

Look how easy that is: woven within the garment itself.

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/14/2022

  1. This AI says it’s conscious and experts are starting to believe it,
    Elon Musk

    https://youtu.be/xvNvj7ku5pY

    1 209 189 viewings – 5 juni 2022

    Elon Musk and “conscious AI”.

    Please visit https://brilliant.org/digitalengine – a great place to learn about AI and STEM subjects.

    Digital Engine

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    Global financial system:
    Who is the most powerful player?

    By Ernst Wolff

    Source: https://tube4.apolut.net/w/6xpRd4JynezsH6vJzj1i8k

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    One of the most frequently asked questions about the global financial system is: Who is No. 1? Who is spinning the strings in the background, who on this planet wields the most power? Is it the Rothschilds, is it the Federal Reserve, or is it perhaps Larry Fink, the founder and head of BlackRock?

    The answer is: it’s none of them. And the frightening truth behind it is this: the most powerful player in the financial system is not one or more people, but a machine, or more precisely, a data analysis system controlled by artificial intelligence.

    Its name is Aladdin. Aladdin stands for Asset, Liability and Debt and Derivative Investment Network.

    Aladdin’s origins date back to 1988, when Wall Street banker Larry Fink founded the asset management company BlackRock and came up with the idea of having investment valuation software developed.

    The concept quickly proved to be extremely lucrative. BlackRock grew at a breathtaking speed based on the analysis of the collected data. It soon became apparent that the analyses and models, originally created only for the company’s own purposes, could also be of interest to clients. For this reason, Aladdin was also offered to non-business users from 2000 onwards.

    Within a short time, hundreds of financial institutions around the world got on board, including heavyweights such as Deutsche Bank, the major Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse, and the largest U.S. pension fund CalPERS. To this day, they all have Aladdin’s information tailored to their individual needs and pay seven-figure fees for it.

    In return, they receive extremely valuable investment advice and risk assessments. Stress tests, for example, can simulate sudden changes in government, earthquakes, global pandemics, outbreaks of war, or bank collapses, and predict the impact on the respective portfolios.

    Aladdin experienced a huge boost during the world financial crisis of 2007/08. As the global financial system fell into ever greater turmoil, governments and central banks had to intervene to save it from collapse. To do so, however, they needed information, and the crucial one wasn’t theirs, but Aladdin’s.

    Aladdin’s knowledge and skills led many central banks, with the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank ECB and the Bank of England at the helm, to appoint BlackRock as their key advisor. This means nothing other than that their decisions to this day largely depend on Aladdin’s data and analysis.

    The next push came with the euro crisis. Data provided by Aladdin was used to organize, among other things, the merger of 18 Greek banks into four major banks and the unwinding of the Greek central bank’s bad loans.

    In 2017, the volume of assets passing through Aladdin exceeded the gross domestic product of the United States for the first time, at $20 trillion. That drew increasing criticism from critics, who called for a legal limit on Aladdin’s power. BlackRock’s management responded by deciding not to disclose any more figures in the future. The criticism largely died down and the triumphant success of the unique software continued.

    In April 2020, Aladdin was uploaded to the cloud of IT giant Microsoft and has been optimized by its specialists ever since. In addition, since the beginning of 2021, the system has been adapted to the political trends of our time through collaboration with Clarity AI, an artificial intelligence-based analysis service provider in the field of sustainability risks.

    In the meantime, it is not only known in insider circles that central banks worldwide, regulatory authorities, major investors, funds and financial institutions cannot do without Aladdin at all. With the help of business games, the simulation of future developments and the risk analyses derived from them, the network provides all the decisive players in the global financial casino with decision-making aids that no human being could ever give them again due to the complexity of the financial system.

    Anyone who is aware of the significance of the global financial sector, which has gone completely off the rails due to deregulation, knows that the world is no longer on its way to a system dominated by artificial intelligence.

    It has long since arrived there.

  2. A lot of stories about “inflation”. Not enough stories about the fact that printing bilions upon bilions of dollars have consequences. Shhh – the Bankers did nothing wrong!

  3. Instead of talking sbout relocation of the illegals can’t we send them back where they came from?
    My country suffers and i am afraid that in the future the illegals along with the leftits will be the cause for bloodshed.
    Another thing i am afraid of is that when Turkey start attacking the aegean islands these orks will atack the islanders.
    The majority of them are sent by Turkey to flood us first and later on the whole of EE.
    We wait day by day Turkey to invade Lesbos(the illegals are thousands) or the southern island of Castellorizo.
    We are ready for them.

    • I understand you are from grecia
      I think in this war you civil people have to take your arms in your hands
      Not necessarily guns if you don’t have any – there are other tools
      But you are many and you can organize groups of guerilla and clean those islands one by one.

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