Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/15/2022

Turkish and Afghan clans fought a street battle in front of a kebab restaurant in a Paris suburb. Meanwhile, according to a recent survey taken across 15 African countries, more than half of young people want to leave Africa and migrate to Europe.

In other news, Dr. Anthony Fauci has tested positive for COVID-19, and is reportedly experiencing “mild symptoms”.

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Financial Crisis
» Czech Housing Crisis Accelerates: A New Apartment in Prague Costs 17 Annual Wages
» Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates by 0.75%, Most Since 1994, Amid Effort to Slow Inflation
» New Talking Point: ‘Nationalism,’ Immigration Restrictions and Downplaying Jan 6 Are to Blame for 40 Year High INFLATION
» Videos: Biden Officials AGAIN Tell Americans to Buy Electric Cars
 
USA
» 2 Arrested After Supergluing Themselves to Chicago Starbucks Countertop to Protest Vegan Milk Upcharge
» 2 California Officers Killed in Motel Shootout Identified
» Arizona State University Pulls Down American Flags, Replaces Them With Juneteenth and Pride Flags: Student
» California Man Indicted for Attempting to Assassinate Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh
» Dr. Fauci Tests Positive for COVID-19, Experiencing ‘Mild Symptoms’
» George Soros-Backed Candidate Ousts Cumberland County’s Prosecutor
» Gov. Ron DeSantis Responds to Elon Musk’s Likely Vote for Him for President: ‘I Welcome Support From African Americans’
» Jim Banks Slams Biden’s DOJ for Dropping Charges Against BLM Rioter
» Lauren Boebert Taking Legal Action Over Dem PAC’s ‘False and Disgusting Claims’ That She Was ‘Paid Escort’
» Laxalt Wins Nevada GOP Senate Primary, S. Carolina GOP Rep Rice Loses Primary After Impeachment Vote
» Los Angeles DA George Gascon Recall Group Says it Has Collected Required Signatures to Put Matter on Ballot
» Mass Shooting Threat Suspect Behind Metro-Area School Cancellations in Custody
» One Dead and Two Injured in Shooting Outside of Ohio Community Center
» Prosecutors Unveil Harrowing Details in Plot to Kill Justice Kavanaugh, Ties to Leaked Ruling
» Report: Man Arrested After Stabbing Wife With Fork
» Republican Who Flipped Blue House Seat in Texas Says Her Victory Sends ‘Strong Message’ to Democrats
» Rumble Adds Picture-in-Picture to Its Web Player
» Senators Want DHS Chief Alejandro Mayorkas to Answer for “Misleading” Testimony About Disinformation Board
» Suspects Throw Lit Road Flare Into Washington GOP Rep’s Office
» Taylor Lorenz Furious That Elon Musk Challenged Twitter Over Libs of TikTok Death Threats
» Vindicated by Police, Loudermilk Decries Jan. 6 Panel Effort to Smear Him as ‘Reckless’
 
Canada
» Alarm Over Poll That Reveals Large Numbers of Canadians Believe in “Conspiracy Theories”
» Arbitrator Rules That Catholic Nurse in Ontario Was Wrongfully Fired for Refusing COVID Jab
» Border Town Mayors Urge Trudeau to Do Away With ArriveCAN App
» Canadians’ Trust in the Legacy Media Reaches a New Low: Report
» Court of Appeal: AHS Lawyers Back Off Soviet-Style Sanctions for Chris Scott, The Pawlowskis
» Government-Backed Media Continues to Ignore Veteran Marching Across Canada for Freedom
» ‘Incel’ Extremist Sentenced to Life Over Toronto Van Attack That Killed Ten
» Judge Acquits Bathurst Couple, Says Pandemic Rules Allowed Protests
» Poilievre Demands Trudeau Liberals be Held Accountable for Baseless Authorization of Emergencies Act
» Police Told Marco Mendicino Freedom Convoy Was Peaceful: Memo
» Watch: Former Employment Agency Manager Highlights Uneven Enforcement of COVID-19 Mandates
 
Europe and the EU
» As Ukraine Inches Closer to EU Candidate Status, Georgia Asks, ‘What About Us?’
» Court Confirms Belgian Islam Party Leader Conviction for Sexism Over 2018 TV Appearance
» France: Afghan and Turkish Clans Battle in Front of Kebab Restaurant Outside Paris, Three Arrested
» France: Warning or Threat? Macron Predicts ‘Disorder’ If He Doesn’t Win Upcoming Election
» Germany: Green Terror: Luisa Neubauer Suggests Blowing Up Oil Infrastructure
» Germany: Populists Win Legal Case Against Angela Merkel’s Claim Their Involvement in Politics ‘Inexcusable’
» Hungary Could Make $600 Million a Year Due to Oil Import Exemption
» Hungarian Football Fans Defiant, Promote Hungary Loves Mary (HLM) Instead of BLM During 4-0 Victory Over England
» Italy: Salvini Threatens to Leave Government Coalition, Issues Ultimatum to Draghi
» Ryanair CEO Upset Over Windfall Tax Slams ‘Idiot’ Hungarian Minister
» Swedish Journalist Quits Due to Threats
» UK Man Jailed for Posting ‘Offensive’ George Floyd Memes in Private Group Chats
 
Russia
» Russia-Ukraine War: What Happened Today (June 15)
 
Far East
» China May be Spying on You Through Your Coffee Maker, Expert Says
» In Japan, Making “Online Insults” Can Now Land You With a Year in Jail
 
Australia — Pacific
» Outrage as Australia’s Energy Crisis Worsens With Hospitals Ordered to Reduce Electricity Use and Millions Warned Not to Use Appliances at Night: ‘We’Re Rationing Power Like a 3rd World Country’
» Riot Squad at Northam Detention Centre After Man Stabbed
» What Energy Crisis? Anthony Albanese Vows to UN That Australia Will Cut Emissions Even Harder Despite Electricity Suppliers’ Struggle to Keep the Lights on
 
Immigration
» DHS Set to Punish Border Patrol Agents Accused in Haitian Migrant ‘Whipping’ Incident
» Greece: Truckload of Migrants Injured, Killed When Driver Crashes Fleeing Police
» London Migrant English to Become Dominant Linguistic Dialect in the UK Within 100 Years, Academic Says
» New Jersey Lawmaker Pushes to Strike Term ‘Illegal Alien’ From State Statutes, Citing ‘Offensive Language’
» Survey: More Than Half of Young People Want to Leave Africa
» The Absolute Shambles of UK Borders
» UK: In a Last-Ditch Intervention, An Interim Measure Was Granted by the ECHR for an Iraqi Asylum Seeker Who Was Due to be on the First Flight to Rwanda
» UK: Rwanda: We’re Committed to Asylum Plan, Says Priti Patel
 
Culture Wars
» 46 Foreign Ambassadors Sign Pro-LGBT Letter Criticizing Poland, Including Close Ally Ukraine
» Academics: Cancel Culture is Beneficial for ‘Social and Racial Justice’
» Breaking: Biden Calls States That Protect Minors From Gender Ideology ‘Ultra MAGA’
» Court Rulings in Sex Case at Private Colorado University Seen as Watershed Title IX Moment
» Drag Queen Who Sings ‘All the Kids Who Look Up to Me Can S*** my D***’ Hosts Story Time at SF Area Library
» Pro-Abortion Group Claims Responsibility for Recent Attacks
» Pro-Abortion Extremists Vandalize Philadelphia Pregnancy Center
» Savanah Hernandez Banned From Twitter After Pride Coverage Goes Viral
» Spotify Creates “Safety Advisory Council” To Advise on “Hate Speech, “ “Disinformation”
» WHO to Rename Monkeypox to Combat ‘Racism’ And ‘Stigma’
 

Czech Housing Crisis Accelerates: A New Apartment in Prague Costs 17 Annual Wages

The cost of housing in the Czech capital of Prague continues to soar higher, with a new 70-square-meter apartment in Prague costing the equivalent of 17 years worth of average wages, costing 2.4 years more than last year.

The data comes from the housing affordability index, created by the CG-Index created by the developer Central Group. Throughout Czechia, people need to save the equivalent of more than 15 annual wages to acquire an apartment.

Based on this data, Czechs are facing the most expensive real estate in market relative to their wages, according to analysts at Ceska sporitelna and the “Evropa v datech” web portal. Representatives of both indexes stated this at press conferences on Tuesday.

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

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates by 0.75%, Most Since 1994, Amid Effort to Slow Inflation

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates by 0.75%, the largest move it has made in a single meeting since 1994.

The central bank messaged that further interest rate hikes will come this year, as the Fed leans on higher borrowing costs to dampen demand and work to slow faster-than-expected inflation.

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

New Talking Point: ‘Nationalism,’ Immigration Restrictions and Downplaying Jan 6 Are to Blame for 40 Year High INFLATION

Under the Biden administration, Americans are facing record high inflation with the cost of living the highest it has been for forty years. What is to blame? Biden’s insane ‘transition’ energy policy? The fallout of the restrictions stemming from the pandemic? The Federal Reserve printing press? No, apparently the cause of inflation is now ‘nationalism’, having borders and downplaying what happened on January 6th 2021.

That is according to former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink.

Larry number one told CNN Sunday that Republicans are really to blame for the woeful economic situation.

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

Videos: Biden Officials AGAIN Tell Americans to Buy Electric Cars

Just buy an electric car. That seems to be the only fix the Biden administration has for record high gas prices, as well as pretending that forty year high inflation isn’t all that bad.

The electric car suggestion was once again raised by Biden energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm who called it a “very compelling case”, noting that Americans could save $60, but without mentioning that electric vehicles cost at least fifty grand.

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

2 Arrested After Supergluing Themselves to Chicago Starbucks Countertop to Protest Vegan Milk Upcharge

Two protesters were arrested Wednesday after supergluing their hands to the countertop at a Chicago Starbucks location to fight the upcharge for vegan milk alternatives.

The protesters with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, including a Buddhist monk, were charged with criminal trespassing after video showed a Chicago police officer and store manager asking the two to remove their glued hands and move their protest outside.

The protesters were eventually able to unglue their hands from the counter with the help of what appeared to be a bucket of ice.

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

2 California Officers Killed in Motel Shootout Identified

Officials on Wednesday identified the two police officers who were killed in a shootout the day before while investigating a possible stabbing at a suburban Los Angeles motel. The suspect also died at the scene.

The officers were Corporal Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana, the city of El Monte said in an Instagram post. They were both raised in the city where they worked…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Arizona State University Pulls Down American Flags, Replaces Them With Juneteenth and Pride Flags: Student

On Wednesday, Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk blasted Arizona State University for replacing American flags lining a street with Juneteenth and Pride flags.

Kirk posted photos of ASU’s downtown Tempe, Arizona campus, with streets lined with alternating colorful pride flags, and the Juneteenth flag bearing a large star.

“Originally, the flags outside my apartment on campus were all American flags, then, at the start of June following the Memorial Day holiday, they replaced every other flag with pride or ‘progress’ flags.

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

California Man Indicted for Attempting to Assassinate Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh

According to court documents, Roske traveled from his home in Simi Valley, California to Maryland intending to kill Justice Kavanaugh, arriving at his residence in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 8, 2022.

Roske spotted two U.S. marshals who were guarding the house and walked in the other direction, calling 911 to say he was having suicidal thoughts and also planned to kill Kavanaugh, court documents say.

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

Dr. Fauci Tests Positive for COVID-19, Experiencing ‘Mild Symptoms’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement on Wednesday from the National Institutes of Health.

A statement from the NIH says that Fauci tested positive for COVID-19 through a rapid antigen test and is “currently experiencing mild symptoms.” He has not been in close contact with President Biden, is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots, according to the statement.

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

George Soros-Backed Candidate Ousts Cumberland County’s Prosecutor

PORTLAND, Maine — Kennebec County prosecutor Jackie Sartoris defeated incumbent Cumberland County District Attorney Jonathan Sahrbeck in a Democratic primary on Tuesday that ensures she will assume the seat in the November election.

Sartoris had 63.9 percent of votes, compared with 36.1 percent for Sahrbeck, who conceded the race through a spokesperson at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. No Republican or independent candidate ran in the race, ensuring Sartoris will be uncontested in the November election.

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

Gov. Ron DeSantis Responds to Elon Musk’s Likely Vote for Him for President: ‘I Welcome Support From African Americans’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis welcomes the political support of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

“I’m focused on 2022,” DeSantis, a Republican, said at a press conference in Madeira Beach, Florida. “But with Elon Musk what I would say is: I welcome support from African Americans. What can I say?”

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

Jim Banks Slams Biden’s DOJ for Dropping Charges Against BLM Rioter

Republican Representative Jim Banks of Indiana is going after Biden’s Department of Justice after the agency dropped arson charges against a left-wing extremist that set fire to a NYPD police vehicle during the BLM riots of 2020.

Victor Sanchez-Santa, 21, was charged with arson in federal court after he allegedly stopped his car beside a marked NYPD vehicle on June 9, 2020, and placed a burning glove underneath it, according to the federal complaint filed against Sanchez-Santa.

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

Lauren Boebert Taking Legal Action Over Dem PAC’s ‘False and Disgusting Claims’ That She Was ‘Paid Escort’

FIRST ON FOX: Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., will take legal action against the Democrat political action committee (PAC) that claimed, without evidence, that she was an “unlicensed paid escort,” Fox News Digital has learned.

Boebert’s attorney sent a letter to the American Muckrakers PAC regarding the claims that she was an “unlicensed paid escort” who had “two abortions,” pledging to bring “civil defamation” lawsuits against the PAC.

“Partisan organizations putting out blatantly false and disgusting accusations won’t stop me from advancing freedom and conservative values,” Boebert told Fox News Digital in a Wednesday statement. “This group’s vile conduct demonstrates why people are fed up with politics. I am not going to stand by and pretend this is normal behavior.”

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

Laxalt Wins Nevada GOP Senate Primary, S. Carolina GOP Rep Rice Loses Primary After Impeachment Vote

South Carolina incumbent GOP Rep. Tom Rice has been defeated in his primary race, marking in the first time this election cycle that a Republican who voted to impeach President Trump lost their House seat, as four states held primaries Tuesday.

Rice’s loss also marks the first time Trump has won this midterm cycle against an incumbent.

Rice was among 10 congressional Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. He lost to Trump-backed state GOP Rep. Russell Fry in a race with five other contenders, in the state’s 7th Congressional District.

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

Los Angeles DA George Gascon Recall Group Says it Has Collected Required Signatures to Put Matter on Ballot

The group working to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon said it has collected the necessary number of signatures required to put the matter before voters.

The Recall George Gascon campaign told Fox News it received over 30,000 petitions over the past few days in an effort to gather the 567,857 needed by July 6. The group said it hit the target Wednesday but is working toward collecting 650,000 signatures as some will likely be deemed invalid by the Los Angeles County officials.

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

Mass Shooting Threat Suspect Behind Metro-Area School Cancellations in Custody

Charges are now pending with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Blue Springs Police Department announced in a release Wednesday morning that the suspect behind a concerning mass shooting threat has been taken into custody.

The Blue Springs, Missouri, School District first announced Tuesday night that it would cancel summer school and all school activities “until further notice” due to a possible threat of a mass shooting.

The Blue Springs Police Department notified the FBI of a possible threat related to an unspecific mass shooting. The FBI confirmed that the individual in question in regard to the threat was missing. This individual was believed to be dangerous.

Police said Wednesday morning that the individual has been taken into custody.

So far he has only been identified as a 19-year-old with former ties to the Blue Springs School District.

After announcing the arrest, police provided more information on the original threat saying it happened on SnapChat…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

One Dead and Two Injured in Shooting Outside of Ohio Community Center

One person was killed and at least two others were injured in a shooting outside a community center on Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio, according to police.

Police were called to Glenwood Community Center around 5pm.

Witnesses say shots were fired during an argument in a parking lot near the facility’s pool.

The victims were taken to Grant Medical Center and Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where their condition remains unknown…

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Prosecutors Unveil Harrowing Details in Plot to Kill Justice Kavanaugh, Ties to Leaked Ruling

Nicholas Roske, charged with attempting to murder Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, told detectives after he was arrested last week that he was upset about a leaked Supreme Court draft decision concerning abortion, according to court documents.

Roske’s alleged plot was the most striking but hardly the only apparent example of backlash — some of which has been violent — to last month’s leak of a draft opinion indicating the nation’s highest court may vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established the right to an abortion.

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

Report: Man Arrested After Stabbing Wife With Fork

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) — Authorities say a man is facing charges after he stabbed his wife with a fork and tried to strangle her with an extension cord.

Don Woody was charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, according to a police report.

A police report states the left side of the victim’s face and lips were severely swollen which could cause permanent disfigurement.

While attempting to detain Woody, he attempted to flee on foot and was caught by a police K-9 which resulted in Woody getting bit by the dog, the report states…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Republican Who Flipped Blue House Seat in Texas Says Her Victory Sends ‘Strong Message’ to Democrats

Republican Rep.-elect Mayra Flores says Democrats should take her victory in a special congressional election in Texas as a warning sign to stop taking Hispanic voters for granted.

Flores, who won a contest Tuesday for an open seat House seat along the nation’s southern border in the Rio Grande Valley, made history as the first Mexican-born congresswoman. And she’s the first Republican to win in the heavily Hispanic district since it was created a decade ago.

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

Rumble Adds Picture-in-Picture to Its Web Player

Free speech video sharing platform Rumble has added picture-in-picture to its website video player. The feature allows viewers to continue watching videos as they browse the web or use other apps and works on both desktop and mobile.

To access picture-in-picture on a desktop browser, start playing a video on the Rumble website and click or tap the picture-in-picture icon in the video player menu.

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

Senators Want DHS Chief Alejandro Mayorkas to Answer for “Misleading” Testimony About Disinformation Board

In a letter to Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Gary Peters, senate Republicans are demanding that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas answer for his testimony about the paused Disinformation Governance Board that contradicts newly-discovered documents.

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

Suspects Throw Lit Road Flare Into Washington GOP Rep’s Office

The office of a Republican state representative in Washington was targeted by an arsonist on Monday morning as political tensions in the United States continue to intensify leading up to the fall midterms.

“Last night 2 individuals broke a window and threw a lit flare into the office of my seatmate, Rep. Andrew Barkis,” Washington State. Rep. JT Wilcox tweeted Monday along with video of the incident. “We have no information about perps or motivation, but I’m very concerned. Thank goodness the flare landed on a masonry floor.”

In the video, two people approached the front porch of the office around 4 a.m. on June 13 before one person struck a window and broke the glass.

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

Taylor Lorenz Furious That Elon Musk Challenged Twitter Over Libs of TikTok Death Threats

The notoriously fact-checked Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz took to Twitter earlier this week to voice her upset about Elon Musk questioning why death threats against the Libs of TikTok account remained on the social media giant’s platform.

On Monday, Libs of TikTok received an onslaught of harassment and death threats after a Media Matters employee coordinated a campaign to have the account removed from Twitter, claiming “Libs of TikTok is going to get someone killed,” for reposting content from Left-wing activists.

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

Vindicated by Police, Loudermilk Decries Jan. 6 Panel Effort to Smear Him as ‘Reckless’

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) said it was difficult being falsely accused of conspiring in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, but he is fighting back to hold the House Jan. 6 committee accountable for its “reckless behavior.”

The Jan. 6 panel subpoenaed Loudermilk last month over a constituent tour he gave of congressional office buildings one day before the “Stop the Steal” rally. The Capitol police chief cleared the Georgia Republican of any wrongdoing on Monday.

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

Alarm Over Poll That Reveals Large Numbers of Canadians Believe in “Conspiracy Theories”

Concerns are being raised over a poll which reveals large numbers of Canadians believe in “dangerous conspiracy theories,” such as the idea that global events are engineered by powerful cabals who are “working in secret against us.”

The nationwide survey of 1500 adults, conducted by Abacus Data, illustrates how trust in mainstream sources of information and government institutions has plummeted.

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

Arbitrator Rules That Catholic Nurse in Ontario Was Wrongfully Fired for Refusing COVID Jab

SUDBURY, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) — A provincial arbitrator ruled that Public Health Sudbury and Districts was wrong to fire a Catholic nurse who refused the COVID injection over its link to abortion.

In the ruling, arbitrator Robert Herman determined that Sudbury’s Public Health department illegitimately discriminated against a Catholic nurse who attends the Traditional Latin Mass after she was fired for refusing to take the abortion-tainted COVID-19 injection.

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

Border Town Mayors Urge Trudeau to Do Away With ArriveCAN App

Following the Trudeau Liberals’ announcement that vaccine mandates for travel would be coming to an end, mayors of numerous border towns have called for the ArriveCAN app to be next on the chopping block.

Many have argued that the app, which was launched in November 2020, has served its purpose, and is no longer needed.

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

Canadians’ Trust in the Legacy Media Reaches a New Low: Report

Canadians’ trust in the legacy media has reached a new low, according to a report from the Reuters Institute and the University of Oxford.

The loss in media trust shown by the 2022 Digital News Report was mainly among anglophone Canadians, with francophones having higher trust levels in legacy outlets.

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

Court of Appeal: AHS Lawyers Back Off Soviet-Style Sanctions for Chris Scott, The Pawlowskis

Pastor Artur Pawlowski, his brother Dawid and Chris Scott of the Whistle Stop Café were all burdened with troubling Soviet-style sanctions by Justice Adam Germain as a result of contempt of court charges stemming from their purported violation of the Rooke order which sought to limit gatherings at the onset of COVID-19.

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

Government-Backed Media Continues to Ignore Veteran Marching Across Canada for Freedom

A Canadian Armed Forces Veteran named James Topp has been marching across Canada for over 100 days now, and the legacy media has been close to silent about his journey.

Why? Because Topp has been marching in peaceful protest to call for an end to government overreach and the restoration of freedoms in Canada.

“I feel great” said Topp yesterday, when Rebel News interviewed him on his 114th day of marching close to 4,000kms.

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

‘Incel’ Extremist Sentenced to Life Over Toronto Van Attack That Killed Ten

Alek Minassian, a radicalised “Incel” who killed ten people in a van attack in downtown Toronto in April of 2018, has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years.

The Superior court in Toronto handed down the sentence to Minassian on Monday, with Justice Anne Molloy sentencing Minassian to life in prison with no parole for 25 years after he was found guilty last year of ten counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder.

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

Judge Acquits Bathurst Couple, Says Pandemic Rules Allowed Protests

A provincial court judge has acquitted a Bathurst couple on charges they violated New Brunswick’s pandemic restrictions during a protest against those measures in Moncton in 2021, saying protests were not prohibited.

Judge Brigitte Volpé issued her ruling in the case involving Britney Green and Nicholas DeAngelis on Wednesday. Both were accused of taking part in a gathering of five or more people without wearing masks and not being physically distanced from others on Jan. 24, 2021 outside Moncton city hall.

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

Poilievre Demands Trudeau Liberals be Held Accountable for Baseless Authorization of Emergencies Act

Pierre Poilievre went toe to toe with Trudeau on Wednesday, demanding that the prime minister hold Liberal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino accountable for misleading Canadians about the use of the Emergencies Act in February.

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

Police Told Marco Mendicino Freedom Convoy Was Peaceful: Memo

Law enforcement advisors told Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino that the Freedom Convoy protest that rocked Ottawa in January and February was peaceful.

According to documents obtained exclusively by Rebel News, the director-general of Public Safety Canada’s central operation centre overseeing the convoy crackdown determined there were no violence or threats present at the peaceful demonstrations.

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

Watch: Former Employment Agency Manager Highlights Uneven Enforcement of COVID-19 Mandates

The anonymous guest in this interview is a former temporary employment agency manager from Calgary, Alberta.

In voicing concerns over what she coined as a “3-tiered citizenry,” the former manager pointed out that “we have our naturalized Canadians who are vaccinated, naturalized Canadians who are not vaccinated, and then we have an immigrant population, and there seems to be different rules for each of those groups with different restrictions for each of those groups. That inequality based on medical status, or country of origin, or time in the country, needs to be addressed.”

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

As Ukraine Inches Closer to EU Candidate Status, Georgia Asks, ‘What About Us?’

The European Commission has preliminarily agreed to grant EU candidate country status to Ukraine and Moldova, according to reporting out of Politico after Monday’s meeting of the College of Commissioners. However, Georgia’s attempts to secure an EU membership are running into far greater hurdles.

While EU commissioners are ready to recommend Ukraine for candidate status, they are not so sure about Georgia, Politico writes, citing several EU officials. The news outlet notes that Georgia, a state in the Caucasus, has experienced turbulent developments within its political scene in recent years, and there are concerns about alleged democratic backsliding in the country.

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

Court Confirms Belgian Islam Party Leader Conviction for Sexism Over 2018 TV Appearance

A Belgian court has confirmed the conviction for sexism handed down against Belgian Islamist Redouane Ahrouch over a television appearance in April of 2018.

The Court of Cassation, the supreme court of the Belgian justice system, has confirmed the conviction against Mr Ahrouch, who was found guilty of violating sexism legislation in May of 2019 and given a six-month suspended prison sentence, along with a €5,000 (£4,344/$5,210) fine.

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

France: Afghan and Turkish Clans Battle in Front of Kebab Restaurant Outside Paris, Three Arrested

Approximately 20 people belonging to Turkish and Afghan clans clashed in front of a kebab restaurant on the outskirts of Paris on Saturday evening, resulting in Uber Eats drivers being arrested.

The brawl, which took place in Mantes-la-Jolie near to the French capital, was interrupted by French authorities after officers witnessed more than a dozen individuals running towards the kebab restaurant armed with helmets and crutches. Police believe that there were two street battles involving the two clan groups, with one on Friday evening and another on Saturday evening,

French police tried to stop them using a dispersal weapon and dogs, but were initially unsuccessful.

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

France: Warning or Threat? Macron Predicts ‘Disorder’ If He Doesn’t Win Upcoming Election

Recently re-elected French president Emmanuel Macron is warning of “disorder” and “chaos” due to a far-left surge in parliamentary elections in France.

Despite having fought off both the far-left and the populist right during April’s French presidential election, returned head of state Emmanual Macron is once again warning of “disorder” and “chaos” as an alliance of leftist interests threaten the politician’s majority in the country’s parliament.

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

Germany: Green Terror: Luisa Neubauer Suggests Blowing Up Oil Infrastructure

The German spokesperson for Fridays for Future (FFF), Luisa Neubauer, has raised the prospect of blowing up the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). “Of course we are thinking about how to blow up the longest crude oil pipeline in the world,” she stated on Instagram on Sunday.

The EACOP is currently under construction and will transport crude oil from Uganda to Tanzania when completed. It will be about 1 400 kilometres long and deliver about 216 000 barrels of oil per day.

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

Germany: Populists Win Legal Case Against Angela Merkel’s Claim Their Involvement in Politics ‘Inexcusable’

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s highest court on Wednesday backed a far-right party’s complaint against former Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comments that the election of a state governor with the party’s support was “inexcusable” and must not be allowed to stand.

The Federal Constitutional Court found that the comments, made by the then-chancellor in 2020, violated Alternative for Germany’s right to equality of opportunities.

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Hungary Could Make $600 Million a Year Due to Oil Import Exemption

The combination of Hungary’s exemption from the EU’s oil import ban from Russia, and the recently imposed Hungarian windfall tax on the energy sector could net the Hungary treasury as much as $600 million a year in extra tax revenues, an analysis by Eurointelligence shows.

According to the analysis, this “hidden profit” of roughly $600 million a year is “not a bad money spinner for an economy this size.”

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Hungarian Football Fans Defiant, Promote Hungary Loves Mary (HLM) Instead of BLM During 4-0 Victory Over England

On the same day the Hungarian football team recorded a historic and resounding victory over England, the team’s fans also sent a clear message as to who they are willing to take the knee for.

Some of the several hundred Hungarian supporters who traveled to Wolverhampton for the Nations League match carried a banner referring to the Virgin Mary, which read “Hungary Loves Mary,” along with the acronym “HLM” — a clear reference to the ubiquitous Black Lives Matter (BLM) campaign.

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Italy: Salvini Threatens to Leave Government Coalition, Issues Ultimatum to Draghi

When Matteo Salvini signaled he was open to joining Mario Draghi’s technocratic, left-wing government coalition, many conservatives expressed shock and even accused him of compromising on his values. Now, it appears that Salvini’s League is eyeing the door, with the party’s leader even setting an ultimatum that Draghi must make changes by Sept. 18.

As Remix News has previously reported, Salvini’s party has been slipping in the polls, with recent local elections underlining just how unhappy the electorate is over the League’s decision to join forces with parties openly hostile to the League’s fundamental values related to immigration, crime, traditional values, and a certain measure of skepticism of the EU. Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party, which refused to join the coalition government, has been steadily picking up Salvini’s disillusioned supporters.

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Ryanair CEO Upset Over Windfall Tax Slams ‘Idiot’ Hungarian Minister

The outspoken CEO of Europe’s largest budget airline, Michael O’Leary, has lashed out at Hungary’s “idiotic” minister for economic development, Marton Nagy, in response to the Hungarian government’s windfall tax on large corporations announced at the end of May.

In an interview with the HVG business news portal published on Monday, Ryanair’s O’Leary criticized the Hungarian government for attempting to intervene in how airlines set their prices for consumers.

“This Marton Nagy is a complete idiot,” O’Leary said. “We cannot understand his argument that an ‘extra-profit special tax’ should be imposed on the aviation industry when we suffered record losses last year due to Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine.

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Swedish Journalist Quits Due to Threats

Joakim Lamotte has announced that he will no longer work as a journalist, citing threats to his family as one of the reasons. The Swedish public debater and lecturer, has worked in the field of journalism for over 20 years.

“Unfortunately, due to threats against my family, I must hereby announce that I am ending my work with journalism. I have worked as a journalist for almost 20 years but now it is over. “

The independent journalist made the announcement on Facebook and on Wednesday night, he will be doing a live press conference, which will be his last ever broadcast:

He concluded by thanking all for the support over the years. Lamotte became known for broadcasting live from immigrant-dense ghettos and other areas affected by multicultural violence and chaos.

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UK Man Jailed for Posting ‘Offensive’ George Floyd Memes in Private Group Chats

A UK man was jailed for 20 weeks for the ‘crime’ of posting offensive George Floyd memes in private WhatsApp and Facebook group chats.

No, this isn’t the Babylon Bee.

Former police officer James Watts found himself in hot water after another person left the group chat and sicked a social media mob on him by tweeting some of the images along with the message, “Former work colleague now serving police officer sent these in group chat. What hope is there in police in the UK sharing these.”

After having his phone seized and being placed under investigation, 31-year-old Watts was subsequently charged with “sending grossly offensive messages.”

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Russia-Ukraine War: What Happened Today (June 15)

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

The Biden administration has committed an additional $1 billion in security assistance to Ukraine, though the aid falls short of Ukrainian leaders’ recent demands as they warn their fighters remain outgunned by Russia. The new U.S. military package is expected to include more howitzers and artillery rounds as well as two ground-based Harpoon anti-ship missile launchers. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley also said some 60 Ukrainian troops have completed training on long-range rocket systems, which will be on the battlefield “in a few weeks.”

Planned evacuations of civilians from the besieged Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk appear to have been disrupted, as Russia continues to make slow gains around the city. Russia had said it would open a humanitarian corridor from the city on Wednesday. Hundreds of civilians and Ukrainian soldiers are believed to be sheltering at a chemical plant. Russian-backed separatists in the region blamed Ukrainian fighters for disrupting the evacuations, a claim NPR has not been able to independently verify. Sievierodonetsk is the last major city in the eastern Luhansk region still partially under Ukrainian control.

Six million acres of winter crops will not be harvested this year, including wheat and barley planted in the fall, Ukraine’s agriculture ministry said. The government said the unharvested food could be worth as much as $1.4 billion. Ukraine has more than 23 million tons of grain in the country, stuck in storage because Russian warships in the Black Sea are blocking exports. Farmers are expected to begin the wheat and barley harvest in the coming weeks. But without extra storage, many fear the food will go to rot.

In a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, China’s leader Xi Jinping reiterated his country’s support for Russia. “China is willing to continue mutual support with Russia on issues related to sovereignty, security and issues of major concern,” Xi said, according to China’s state broadcaster. China has refrained from condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This was the second call between Xi and Putin since February, when the two countries agreed to a strategic partnership.

The State Department says it is aware of unconfirmed reports that Russian forces have captured two U.S. citizens fighting in Ukraine, and is in touch with Ukrainian authorities about the reports. At the White House, National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said, “We discourage Americans from going to Ukraine and fighting in Ukraine.”

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China May be Spying on You Through Your Coffee Maker, Expert Says

China may be using software inside smart coffee makers to spy on owners of the devices, according to a report.

Internet-connected coffee makers that are made in China are just one of many ways China can gather data, according to American researcher Christopher Balding. Balding released a report specifically on the Kalerm machines manufactured in Jiangsu, China.

“China is really collecting data on really just anything and everything,” Balding told the Washington Times. “As a manufacturing hub of the world, they can put this capability in all kinds of devices that go out all over the world.”

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In Japan, Making “Online Insults” Can Now Land You With a Year in Jail

To address what it describes as “cyberbullying,” Japan has passed a law criminalizing “online insults.” Breaking the law will result in up to one year in jail or a fine.

As reported by the Japan Times, the law was passed on Monday and its enforcement will begin this summer. It was passed due to public outcry after professional wrestler Hana Kimura committed suicide in 2020 after being insulted online.

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Outrage as Australia’s Energy Crisis Worsens With Hospitals Ordered to Reduce Electricity Use and Millions Warned Not to Use Appliances at Night: ‘We’Re Rationing Power Like a 3rd World Country’

Anthony Albanese and energy minister Chris Bowen will hold an emergency meeting with industry and union leaders on Thursday to discuss the growing crisis.

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Riot Squad at Northam Detention Centre After Man Stabbed

A major police operation is unfolding at Yongah Hill Detention Centre in Northam, with dozens of officers, including the riot squad, on site.

At least one man has been arrested, and it’s understood someone has been stabbed and a fire was lit inside the facility.

Police have yet to release any details but 9 News Perth reporter Kelly Haywood told Gareth Parker on 6PR Breakfast detainees within the centre had sent her videos showing a man being detained while another was receiving CPR.

“We’ve had detectives, forensics, police coming and going all morning, the riot squad is currently inside, standing ready to go, they’ve got their shields out,” she said.

“One of the detainees was stabbed by another detainee last night, that is what we are hearing from multiple people inside the detention centre here.”

The centre holds people awaiting or fighting deportation from Australia. In 2020, there were around 260 people staying at the facility…

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What Energy Crisis? Anthony Albanese Vows to UN That Australia Will Cut Emissions Even Harder Despite Electricity Suppliers’ Struggle to Keep the Lights on

Anthony Albanese has written to the United to Nations to increase Australia’s emissions reduction targets.

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DHS Set to Punish Border Patrol Agents Accused in Haitian Migrant ‘Whipping’ Incident

The Department of Homeland Security is preparing to discipline “multiple” horseback Border Patrol agents involved in the infamous “whipping” incident of Haitian migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border back in September.

A federal source told Fox News an announcement on the matter is expected within the coming days.

The source said that DHS will be putting forth proposals to discipline the agents who will have a chance to respond to the charges. The charges, Fox News is told, are “administrative violations,” and do not amount to criminal conduct — of which the agents were previously cleared.

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Greece: Truckload of Migrants Injured, Killed When Driver Crashes Fleeing Police

Over a dozen migrants were injured and one killed when a human smuggler crashed a truck while fleeing police in Greece last week, according to reports.

The deadly incident unfolded on Saturday in Thrace, a region in the northeast of the country near Turkey.

The driver of a pickup truck, who was later identified as a Georgian national, sped through a checkpoint and slammed into a fence, the Associated Press reports.

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London Migrant English to Become Dominant Linguistic Dialect in the UK Within 100 Years, Academic Says

A form of English heavily influenced by the speech of London-swelling immigrants is on track to become the dominant dialect in the UK within 100 years, an Oxford University academic claims.

Researchers specialising in linguistics are predicting Multicultural London English, abbreviated to MLE, a form of English shaped heavily by migrant communities in London will become the number one dialect in Britain within the next 100 years.

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New Jersey Lawmaker Pushes to Strike Term ‘Illegal Alien’ From State Statutes, Citing ‘Offensive Language’

A Democratic lawmaker in New Jersey is pushing for legislation that would strike the term “illegal alien” from all state statutes and replace it with the phrase “undocumented foreign national.”

As first introduced on May 12, Senate Bill 2599 would replace references to “alien” and “illegal alien” in all state statutes with “foreign national” and “undocumented foreign national,” respectively, when referring to a person in the context of his or her legal status and “ensnares that executive branch agencies discontinue use of these terms.”

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Survey: More Than Half of Young People Want to Leave Africa

A new survey of 15 African countries has found that more than half of young people want to leave the continent in the coming years, with the majority of those who emigrate expected to head to Europe.

The African Youth Survey found that 52 per cent expressed a desire to move abroad in the next three years.

That number is significantly higher than a poll taken in 2020, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which found that two thirds of young Africans wanted to stay in their home countries.

A Pew Research study released in 2018 found that a million sub-Saharan Africans had already moved to Europe since 2010 while another UN survey found that 90 per cent of Africans who had entered Europe illegally had no plans to return to their homelands.

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The Absolute Shambles of UK Borders

How is the same government that managed to lock us all down overnight with no legal hurdles whatsoever now so pathetically bullied into submission by activist judges, left-wing protesters and the EU when it comes to deporting illegal immigrants?

It’s an absolute shambles.

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UK: In a Last-Ditch Intervention, An Interim Measure Was Granted by the ECHR for an Iraqi Asylum Seeker Who Was Due to be on the First Flight to Rwanda

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has refused to say if it was a Russian judge who was part of the decision to rule against the UK Government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.

In a last-ditch intervention, an interim measure was granted by the ECHR for an Iraqi asylum seeker who was due to be on the first flight to Rwanda.

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UK: Rwanda: We’re Committed to Asylum Plan, Says Priti Patel

The government remains committed to sending asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda and plans for future flights have begun, Priti Patel has told MPs.

“We will not be deterred from doing the right thing,” the home secretary said.

The first flight was cancelled minutes before take-off after an intervention by the European Court of Human Rights.

Labour’s Yvette Cooper said the government knew there were “torture and trafficking victims” among those the government planned to put on the plane.

The shadow home secretary called the policy a “shambles” and “shameful”.

The Rwanda asylum plan, announced by the government in April, intends to take some asylum seekers who cross the Channel to the UK on a one-way ticket to Rwanda to claim asylum there instead. The government has said the scheme would discourage others from crossing the Channel.

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46 Foreign Ambassadors Sign Pro-LGBT Letter Criticizing Poland, Including Close Ally Ukraine

In an act of intervention into Polish domestic politics, 46 ambassadors and diplomats accredited in Poland have signed a letter demanding joint efforts to combat discrimination against LGBTQI+ people and for their rights to be respected in Poland.

The controversial letter was produced on the occasion of Pride Month, celebrated by LGBTQI+ activists. It was drawn up by U.S. Ambassador Mark Brzezinski and signed by ambassadors of most EU states as well as the U.K., Norway, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and representatives of international organizations including the EU and UNHCR. Ukraine also signed the letter despite Poland sending the country billions worth of military and other types of aid, and taking in millions of refugees.

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Academics: Cancel Culture is Beneficial for ‘Social and Racial Justice’

“Cancel culture” has its benefits, according to an online anti-racism course being taught to over 100 British academics.

“Union Black,” a class being taught by The Open University, teaches professors that “In relation to racial/social justice, cancel culture has been shown to realize benefits.”

These benefits, according to class materials, include “holding people or entities accountable for immoral or unacceptable behavior” and “promoting collective action to achieve social justice and cultural change through social pressure.”

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Breaking: Biden Calls States That Protect Minors From Gender Ideology ‘Ultra MAGA’

On Wednesday, President Biden marked Pride Month with a new set of executive actions, saying the US is in a “battle for the very soul of this nation,” noting legislation passed in states that protect children from gender ideology.

Biden opened his remarks by listing off the numerous members of his cabinet that are part of the LGBTQ community, stating that “I think we have more LGBTQ+ people than any administration or every administration combined.”

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Court Rulings in Sex Case at Private Colorado University Seen as Watershed Title IX Moment

A private Colorado university now has the dubious distinction of suffering major setbacks in both federal and state lawsuits alleging anti-male discrimination in the same Title IX sexual misconduct proceeding.

The Colorado Court of Appeals followed about a year behind the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in reinstating an expelled student’s lawsuit against the University of Denver. While the latter concerned Title IX, the former concerned breach of contract and negligence, “two questions of first impression” in Colorado.

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Drag Queen Who Sings ‘All the Kids Who Look Up to Me Can S*** my D***’ Hosts Story Time at SF Area Library

On Saturday, a children’s drag story hour was held just outside of San Francisco featuring drag performer Panda Dulce as the guest reader.

An advertisement for the event stated that the story time was designed for preschool-aged children, but added that “all are welcome.”

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Pro-Abortion Group Claims Responsibility for Recent Attacks

Jane’s Revenge, a group of pro-abortion extremists, is apparently claiming responsibility for a recent string of fire-bombings and vandalizations of anti-abortion pregnancy centers.

The claim was made public in a tweet Wednesday by National Review reporter Caroline Downey in which the group claims credit for fire-bombings in New York, Oregon and Wisconsin, along with more than two dozen other attacks and vandalisms.

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Pro-Abortion Extremists Vandalize Philadelphia Pregnancy Center

A pro-life pregnancy center in Philadelphia became the latest target of pro-abortion extremists on Saturday after vandals attacked the building, adding them to the long list of pregnancy centers that have been victimized since the leak of a draft opinion regarding Roe v. Wade.

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Savanah Hernandez Banned From Twitter After Pride Coverage Goes Viral

Independent reporter Savanah Hernandez has been banned from Twitter after a clip from her coverage of a Pride Month celebration went viral.

The clip Hernandez posted on the anonymously-titled account featured conversations with participants of a Pride parade in Washington D.C. Since its posting, the clip has been seen more than 830,000 times.

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Spotify Creates “Safety Advisory Council” To Advise on “Hate Speech, “ “Disinformation”

Spotify has announced that it had created a “Safety Advisory Council,” whose task will be to provide third-party input on issues such as “online abuse, hate speech, disinformation, and extremism.”

The move appears to be an effort by the audio streaming service to quell the online backlash that Spotify has received for not censoring enough content, especially Joe Rogan who doesn’t always toe the line when it comes to topics such as COVID and gender identity.

The advisory council has 18 “experts” from politics, academia, and civil rights groups. It will advise the platform as it develops policies and products and as it brainstorms emerging issues.

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WHO to Rename Monkeypox to Combat ‘Racism’ And ‘Stigma’

The World Health Organization has announced that it will rename the monkeypox virus to combat racism and stigma over concerns that Africans may feel offended.

That’ll stop the virus!

Despite being endemic in Africa for decades, calling the virus ‘monkeypox’ violates the WHO’s guidelines that disavow the use of geographic regions or animals.

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10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/15/2022

  1. “Czechs are facing the most expensive real estate in market relative to their wages, according to analysts at Ceska sporitelna and the “Evropa v datech” web portal.”

    The reason why is because Prague is a hundred miles from Germany, but the central bankers of the Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren keep the Czech Crown artificially low, for decades already, and so – the working class in the German factories in the Protectorate can’t ever make worthy wages if compared to Germany. Long story short: It’s the central bankers who created this situation by keeping Czechs poor.

    Right now there was an article on ZeroHedge, how the EU is buying up all LNG gas from the world, and how poor countries suffer because of that. Well, that is Exactly the situation between the Czech Republic, and Germany. Germany and Austria are now buying up all Czech wood for cheap, The Czechs who plan wood heating for next winter have trouble to keep up with the Germans, because the Germans are simply making more money, because the Czech Crown is artificially low.

    This current Czech government is already known to do absolutely nothing for the Czechs, and everything for everyone else. It smells like a global plan, not just for the Czechs, though.

    • As you state, the Czech government does everything for other people. I would enjoy this because my government too does everything for other people than their own.
      And as for people who have more money…. well, it has always been like that. Not only do they buy more wood, they get the hottest ladies too. And if you are working class and entitled to a german wage, be prepared to pay half of it just for the rent and insurances.

      • I believe that German working class people should also expect the Czech Republic to eventually stop electricity supply to Germany, once the Czech people perform another defenestration, because they have a quarter wage when compared to Germany, but pay more for electricity than the Germans, while it is the Czech Nulcear power plants which supply quite a lot of Germans with power these days. Czechs now pay 3 times more for gas than Germans – on quarter wage. This is no joke. The Czechs are being kept artificially poor, and I don’t think the Germans and the Austrians even begin to understand the situation, and it seems like a setup to finally make those blackouts in Germany happen. The “Cut Germany Loose from our Grid” stations have already been build.

  2. Clan fights in Paris would make a great tourist attraction. They should schedule daily and nightly shows, using different famous locations as backdrops. One night, the Louvre. The next day, the Eiffel Tower. Tourist would love it.

  3. In the last century half the Europeans wanted to migrate to Africa. Imagine you were an African Muslim? Who ya gonna call?

  4. Re: Immigration: London dialect English to become dominant linguistic dialect within the UK..
    This set me thinking. My (middle-class English) partner’s grandson has a half-Israeli Jewish mother. He, a very decent young man, is a pastor in a Baptist church, and married an American woman of the same faith; they had a son recently. He was raised in Tottenham, north London, a predominantly Afro-Caribbean area, and has the same accent as his black friends, some of whom I met at the engagement party. Is this a bad thing?

  5. Re: “Turkish and Afghan clans fought a street battle in front of a kebab restaurant in a Paris suburb. Meanwhile, according to a recent survey taken across 15 African countries, more than half of young people want to leave Africa and migrate to Europe.”

    The “most important graph in the world” shows population trends in Europe and in North-Central Africa and the Middle East. Whereas the population for Europe is barely above replacement levels, and then only because of the fecundity of recent arrivals – the population of Africa and the ME is accelerating upwards into exponential growth.

    All of those people will want food, shelter, medical care and all of the conveniences of modern society. And if they can’t get them in their ancestral homelands, they will flood into Europe and points on the compass.

    And if it isn’t the sons of Allah who drown Old Europe and its civilization in their sheer numbers, then it will be their non-Muslim colleagues in their multitudes.

    The choice must sooner or later become a stark one: If Europe wishes to survive in anything like its present form, it must defend itself against the onslaught. The predicament of today’s Europe is akin to a lifeboat at sea after a ship wreck. That lifeboat – in this case European society -can take on only so many people before it, too, is swamped and sinks.

    And not only will the “refugees” and “migrants” – whether genuine in their hardship or not – have to be dealt with, so will the globalists at the EU who have enabled all of this to occur in the first place. If they will not do what is in the best interests of Europe, then the individuals responsible for this crisis (the ones still living, that is) must be replaced by those who will.

    And as cruel as this calculus may seem in the short-term, in the long-run it is better for the migrants themselves to return from whence they came, and build functional societies in their homelands. Africa and the Middle East must learn to survive without the rest of the world as a safety valve. This is the cold, hard truth of the matter.

  6. A lot of people think that “incel” extremist involved in the Toronto van attack is actually a Muslim terrorist, and ” incel” is being pushed to cover up the crime. Canada is notorious for attempting to downplay Muslim terrorism.

  7. Native Europeans should offer all Africans a deal: we switch.

    All Africans move to Europe. They inherit the buildings, the infrastructure, the art, the treasure and all the other things they claim the Europeans earned off Africa’s back.

    Everything, except the nukes. Those go with us to Africa, along with our sense of order, discipline, work ethic, ambition, adaptability, intellect and creativity.

    The caveat: there’s no switching back.

    You want Africa back after you’ve reduced Europe to a smoldering third-world hellhole similar to the one you fled a few years ago?

    Not going to happen.

    This time we’ll defend our borders.

    Good thing we brought those nukes.

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