Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/3/2022

The Swedish parliament voted to stop all new extraction of coal, oil, and gas. Meanwhile, energy experts in Czechia warned that the country is facing blackouts due to green energy policies.

In other news, a Norwegian feminist is facing up to three years in prison for denying that “trans” biological males are women.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Caroline Glick, Dean, DV, Fjordman, JW, LP, MM, Reader from Chicago, Roger, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

Financial Crisis
» Breaking: Biden Claims ‘More Americans Feel Financially Comfortable’ Since He Took Office
» Get Ready for $1 Per Egg: USDA Forecast Predicts Highest Food Inflation Since 1980
» Is Spain on the Verge of National Bankruptcy?
» May Payrolls Drop to 13 Month Low But Come in Hotter Than Expected; Wage Growth Eases
 
USA
» ACLU Sues Johnny Depp for Legal Expenses in Amber Heard Case
» Areas Around Atlanta See Rent Increases as High as 83% Over Last Year
» Best. News. Ever. About Dr. Fauci
» Biden Spars With Musk Over Economy and Sets Off Twitter: Good Luck on ‘Trip to the Moon’
» Bronx Rape, Robbery Suspect, 19, Has 19 Total Arrests
» Caroline Glick: From Washington to Jerusalem, The Conspiracies Unravel
» Charter Goes to Civil Trial Over Customer Murdered by Installer
» Chicago Democrat Excoriates Lori Lightfoot for Emboldening Criminals, Running the City ‘Into the Ground’
» ‘Distressingly’ High Level of Support for Assassinating Politicians Among Young Democratic Men
» Door-to-Door Salesman Charged in N.J. Stabbing Death Claims Self Defense
» Florida Deputies Shoot, Kill Suspect Accused of Machete Attack: Report
» Florida Man Arrested for Twitter Threats Against Rep. Lauren Boebert
» Georgetown Drops Investigation Into Legal Scholar Over Tweet
» Hate Crime or Shakedown for Money? McDonald’s Accused of Serving Bacon to Muslim Family
» Hundreds of Thousands in Outside Money Rocks Cumberland County DA Dem. Primary
» Kim Kardashian Says She Would Eat Sh*t on a Daily Basis to Stay Young
» Lawyers Who Torched NYPD Vehicle During Summer of 2020 Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charges
» Los Angeles DA Gascon’s Office Lands 5-Month Probation Camp Sentence for Teen Who Mowed Down Mom and Infant
» Massachusetts Men’s Lacrosse Player Aidan Kaminska Dies at 19
» MSNBC Guest Declares Original Purpose of Second Amendment “Was to Preserve White Supremacy and Slavery”
» New Analysis Details Enormous Economic Consequences as Earners Flee Blue States for Red
» New Republican Bill Would Criminalize Supreme Court Leaks
» New York City Man Who Supported ISIS Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison: DOJ
» Oregon Overdoses Reach Record Highs After Decriminalization of Hard Drugs
» Parents Demand NYC Mayor Drop Absurd ‘Toddler Mask Mandate’
» Sandmann Lawyer Joins Rittenhouse Team, Says Zuckerberg a ‘Top’ Target of Numerous ‘Solid’ Lawsuits
» Shameful: California High School Bars Unvaccinated Students From Attending Graduation Ceremonies
» Shooting at Ames, Iowa Church Leaves 3 Dead, Including Shooter
» Special Olympics Int’l Removes Vaccination Requirement After Threats of $27.5m in Fines
» The Bilderberg Group Meets in DC
» Uvalde, Texas School District Police Chief Didn’t Have Radio With Him When Responding to Mass Shooting: Report
» Video: Tucker Carlson Warns “Disarming You is the Point” Of Biden Gun Control Push
» Video: Dem Rep. Yells “Spare Me the Bulls*** About Constitutional Rights” During Gun Debate
» Virginia Parents Must Pay $20,000 to Find Out if Schools Are Promoting ‘Sex Work’
» Washington DC Hospital Embraces Facial Recognition Tech
» West Coast, Messed Coast™ Report: Judge Overturns Election After Voter Fraud
 
Canada
» College Requires Students, Faculty to Agree They’ve Benefited From White Privilege
» Government Tries to Get Rocco Galati’s Case Against COVID Restrictions Tossed
» Second Sold-Out Screening of Trucker Rebellion!
» Teen Suffers Seizures Post Vaccine — Parent Comments on Vaccine Mandates
» Trans Activist Arrested After Allegedly Throwing Water During Freedom Protest in B.C.
» Trudeau Confronted by Protesters in Calgary
» Watch: Save Pastor Tracy From $120k in COVID-19 Fines
» Watch: Global News Reporter Slams Poilievre for Refusal to Kowtow to Mainstream Media
 
Europe and the EU
» Champions League Riots in Paris: 76% of French People Not Buying Interior Minister’s Excuses, Majority Blame ‘Youth’ From ‘Troubled Neighborhoods’
» Czechia’s Blackout Risk Grows, And People Should Prepare for the Worst
» End of EU Democracy? Hungary Should be Stripped of Its Voting Rights, Demands EU Vice-President
» EU Keeps a Tight Leash on Poland Stressing it Must Fulfill Milestones to Obtain Money From the European Recovery Fund
» Far Left Extremists Take Credit for Attempted Bombing of Greek Police Officer’s Home
» France: Mayor of Nice Calls for Facial Recognition in Public Places
» Germany Seeks to Avoid School Closures if COVID Surges Again
» Germany is Offering Poland Outdated Tanks That Need Modernization, Says Military Expert
» Older Men Beaten, Thrown Onto Tracks After Asking ‘Youths’ To Stop Vaping on Train in England
» Poland Signs Groundbreaking 700 Million Contract to Deliver Dozens of New Krab Howitzers to Ukraine
» UK Communications Regulator Tells Tech Platforms to Protect Women From “Potential Harms”
» UK: Boris Johnson, Prince Harry, Meghan Met by Boos From Crowd Outside Cathedral Thanksgiving Service
» UK: Rival Climate Crazies Battle to See Who Can Vandalise the Most SUVs
» What Energy Crisis? Swedish Parliament Votes to Halt All New Extraction of Oil, Gas, Coal
 
Middle East
» Kuwait Summons US Diplomat Over Gay Pride Month Tweet
 
Russia
» Latest Developments
» Ukraine War: Chernobyl Scarred by Russian Troops’ Damage and Looting
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Roadside Bomb Explosion Kills UN Peacekeepers in Central Mali
 
Immigration
» Ireland: Over One-Fifth of Children Born in 2021 Were to Foreign Mothers — Government Data
» Observers Say Erdogan Using Migrants as Political Weapon Against Greece
 
Culture Wars
» German Kids’ TV Fully Embraces Pro-Transgender Content, Ignores Side Effects and Life-Altering Risks
» Norwegian Feminist Faces 3 Years in Jail for Claiming ‘Trans’ Males Aren’t Women
» Small Town Indiana Drag Show for Kids Cancelled Due to Backlash
» Twitter Expands Censorship Nudges to New Languages
» Where’s the Transphobia? LBGT Charity Survey Finds Just 4 Per Cent of Britons Are Fearful of Trans and Gay People
 

Breaking: Biden Claims ‘More Americans Feel Financially Comfortable’ Since He Took Office

This afternoon, President Joe Biden said in a prepared statement that “since he took office… more Americans feel financially comfortable.”

Biden’s claim was part of his speech on the May jobs report where he further said families have less debt and that their savings are up. These remarks are in light of record-high inflation.

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

Get Ready for $1 Per Egg: USDA Forecast Predicts Highest Food Inflation Since 1980

The topic of inflation is in the news nearly every day and is now the top concern among voters in most polls. Things are likely to get even worse.

Most Americans are familiar with the all items Consumer Price Index (CPI). This metric is based on changes for all consumer goods and services. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service measures the changes to retail food prices only. The agency’s May Food Price Outlook should add to voter concerns.

While the all items CPI for April was 8.3%, food alone increased by 9.4%, according to the USDA. Food consumed at home also increased more than the price of food away from home. Grocery store and supermarket purchases rose 10.8% year over year in April. The USDA’s forecast for May predicts the cost of food will increase again and significantly by fall.

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

Is Spain on the Verge of National Bankruptcy?

Spain is not only one of the European countries where the Corona hysteria was successfully enacted, but also the fifth most indebted country in the world. State bankruptcy seems to be just around the corner. That is why the left-wing socialist government is in the process of passing a law allowing expropriations of private property and a “corralito”.

The latter means that the state can access the savings people have in their bank accounts. In such “crisis situations”, the citizen would only have the right to withdraw smaller sums. The rest of the money could be “temporarily” confiscated. The maximum amount would be determined by the authority of the respective country, the portal La Información explained in March 2021.

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

May Payrolls Drop to 13 Month Low But Come in Hotter Than Expected; Wage Growth Eases

Heading into today’s key payrolls print, we had a feeling that contrary to Wall Street’s generally cheerful expectations, the jobs number would be bad based on dismal real-time indicators (as described in “We Could See A Million Layoffs Or More” — Here Comes The Job Market Shock), and the latest Goldman macro data, and we… were off, because moments ago the BLS reported that in May the US added 390K jobs, which was a drop from last month’s upward revised 436K and the lowest since April 2021, but was well above the 320K expected (and once again made a mockery of the recent dismal ADP prints, which suggests that there was another political component here in the BLS data where someone likely made a phone call or two).

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

ACLU Sues Johnny Depp for Legal Expenses in Amber Heard Case

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is demanding Johnny Depp paid the legal expenses it incurred during Depp’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard. Radar Online reports that court documents it obtained show that the ACLU filed a motion seeking reimbursement as part of the 2021 lawsuit Depp filed against the ACLU. Depp sued the ACLU for records related to Heard.

The newly filed motion asks for $86,253.26 for production expenses from Depp.

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

Areas Around Atlanta See Rent Increases as High as 83% Over Last Year

ATLANTA — The price of rent is going up across metro Atlanta.

If you are searching for a new apartment in the city limits, be prepared to pay a lot more than this time last year.

Rent.com went through the prices across dozens of neighborhoods. Atlanta’s Southside saw the largest increase compared to last year at 83%.

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

Best. News. Ever. About Dr. Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House chief medical advisor, and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), says he will likely step down from his leadership positions in 2024.

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

Biden Spars With Musk Over Economy and Sets Off Twitter: Good Luck on ‘Trip to the Moon’

President Biden returned fire in a sarcastic spat with billionaire Elon Musk on Friday.

During his televised press conference on the state of the U.S. economy, Biden was asked his thoughts on Musk’s pessimistic assessment of where things were headed. Biden dismissed Musk, wishing him “luck on his trip to the moon.”

The feud generated a buzz among media figures on Twitter.

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

Bronx Rape, Robbery Suspect, 19, Has 19 Total Arrests

The New York Police Department has arrested a 19-year-old repeat offender accused of raping and robbing a 38-year-old woman in the Bronx.

Christopher Martinez is facing charges of rape, robbery, criminal sex act and forcible touching in connection to the May 31 incident, according to the NYPD.

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

Caroline Glick: From Washington to Jerusalem, The Conspiracies Unravel

In the U.S. as in Israel, the polarization between left and right grows from day to day. Our societies have never been more divided. A chief source of the social and ideological divide is the politicization of our countries’ legal systems. Over the past generation, leftist ideologues seized control over our state prosecution and law enforcement agencies and transformed our institutions of law into arms of the political left.

In recent weeks we have witnessed the consequences of this takeover in courtrooms in Washington and Jerusalem.

Tuesday Attorney Michael Sussmann, a former partner at the Washington law firm Perkins Coie, which represents the Democrat Party and represented Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign was acquitted in Washington, DC’s Federal District Court of the charge of lying to the FBI. A few months before the 2016 elections, Sussmann initiated a meeting with his friend James Baker who at the time served as the FBI’s General Counsel. In that meeting, Sussmann shared allegations that Donald Trump had untoward relations with the Kremlin. Sussmann alleged that the Trump Organization shared a computer server with Alpha Bank, a Russian bank allegedly connected to the Kremlin.

In 2019, then Attorney General Bill Barr appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the origins of the conspiracy that has come to be known as “Russiagate.” Russiagate is a catchword that describes an apparent conspiracy of the FBI, Clinton’s campaign, the Justice Department and the media to demonize Trump and his advisors as Russian agents. The allegations first surfaced in the months before the 2016 election…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

Charter Goes to Civil Trial Over Customer Murdered by Installer

The family of an Irving, Texas woman killed by a Charter installer is suing the cable company. And for some reason, the MSO hasn’t settled

The family of an 83-year-old Irving, Texas woman murdered by a Charter Communications installation rep, convicted of using his company van and uniform to gain entry into her residence, has sued the cable company.

The surprising part of the story: Charter has let this matter, and the associated miserable PR that comes with it, proceed to a civil trial, which starts Monday in Dallas.

Roy Holden Jr. has already pleaded guilty to robbing and fatally stabbing Betty Thomas in December 2019. He’s now locked up in a Texas prison for the rest of his life.

The plaintiffs’ suit details how, through a romantic relationship with a Charter colleague, Holden secured access to a company van the day after visiting Thomas for a legitimate service call, his aim being to gain the victim’s trust so that he could rob her.

The suit blames Charter for not doing enough to protect Thomas from a killer, failing to perform a necessary level of employment background checks. It accuses Charter operatives of interfering with the murder investigation, failing to release damning internal video.

And it also says that the very cutting tool used by Holden to murder Thomas was provided by Charter…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago Democrat Excoriates Lori Lightfoot for Emboldening Criminals, Running the City ‘Into the Ground’

A Chicago alderman and mayoral candidate tore into fellow Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday, accusing her of emboldening criminals with her soft-on-crime policies, which he blames for the city’s deadly crime wave.

Alderman Raymond Lopez, who is running to unseat the mayor in the fall elections, told “Jesse Watters Primetime” on Thursday that deadly shootings over Memorial Day weekend and other incidents offer a glimpse into the city’s dangerous conditions under Lightfoot’s leadership.

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

‘Distressingly’ High Level of Support for Assassinating Politicians Among Young Democratic Men

More than half of Republicans believe the U.S. is drifting toward another civil war, according to a new poll released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which said it detected evidence of radicalization among both Democrats and the GOP.

The survey, taken in late April and covering 1,500 adults, also found a distressingly high level of support for assassinating politicians whom the respondents believed were “harming the country or our democracy.”

Young Democratic men were the most agreeable to the idea, with 44% saying they could countenance such an assassination. Younger Republican women ranked second, with 40% approving of the idea. Older folks — defined as those 50 and older — were not fans of assassination, no matter their party or gender.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Door-to-Door Salesman Charged in N.J. Stabbing Death Claims Self Defense

A door-to-door salesman charged with the stabbing death of a 44-year-old Jackson resident last week told investigators he was acting in self-defense after the other man grabbed him by the collar and twice threatened to kill him, authorities said.

The deadly confrontation between the salesman, Michael Tsamas, and Joseph Delgardio was captured on video by a neighbor recording from her bedroom window as well as on the dashboard camera of a man driving on West Veterans Highway near Connor Road, according to a criminal complaint.

The stabbing occurred minutes after Delgardio told Tsamas to leave because he thought the salesman was attempting to scam him.

Tsamas, 32, of the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge, was working for a third-party company — Grizzly Solutions — on behalf of Verizon when he visited Delgardio’s home…

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Deputies Shoot, Kill Suspect Accused of Machete Attack: Report

Florida deputies shot and killed a suspect who allegedly stabbed another man with a machete.

Okaloosa County deputies received a call Friday morning about a suspect who stabbed a victim while the victim was walking on the beach with his wife, WEAR-TV reported.

Sheriff Eric Aiden said deputies engaged the suspect and asked him to put the machete down.

Officials said the suspect refused the order and rushed toward the deputies. That’s when he was shot and killed, WEAR-TV reported…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Man Arrested for Twitter Threats Against Rep. Lauren Boebert

A Florida man was arrested for threatening Rep. Lauren Boebert’s life, according to federal court documents unsealed Friday, which reveal a series of menacing Twitter posts.

Matthew Lee Comiskey of Palm Beach County Florida is facing five counts of “Interstate Threat,” for posts sent during September 2021. His indictment, dated May 26, was under seal until Friday, due to the fact Comiskey had not yet been arrested. Then Friday, the Justice Department moved to unseal the case “due to the arrest of the defendant.”

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

Georgetown Drops Investigation Into Legal Scholar Over Tweet

Georgetown University will not fire constitutional expert Ilya Shapiro over a tweet where he criticized Joe Biden’s pick for the Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson. The university hired him to lead its Center for the Constitution but suspended him before he started the job because of the tweet.

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

Hate Crime or Shakedown for Money? McDonald’s Accused of Serving Bacon to Muslim Family

It’s hard to imagine sometimes that these people even believe the line they’re pushing on us. If you are willing to believe the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), “Islamophobia” is so rampant, so out of control in our once-green and pleasant land that Muslim children can’t even stop by their local McDonald’s for a sandwich without falling victim to the dastardly pranks of Muslim-haters who were just waiting, and watching, and biding their time for their chance to humiliate an unsuspecting Mohammedan lad. Or maybe CAIR is just looking to shake down a massive corporation that doesn’t want any bad publicity. You be the judge.

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

Hundreds of Thousands in Outside Money Rocks Cumberland County DA Dem. Primary

An influx of hundreds of thousands of dollars in outside money has made this year’s Cumberland County district attorney’s race the most expensive DA race in Maine’s history. And it’s only the primary.

Maine Justice and Safety PAC received $300,000 in funding, and according to financial data from the Maine Ethics Commission, it has spent over $172,000 to promote the candidacy of Kennebec County Assistant DA and Brunswick native Jackie Sartoris, who is challenging Cumberland County District Attorney Jonathan Sahrbeck.

The top funder of the political action committee is billionaire George Soros, who is known for political donations to progressive causes, and has contributed significantly in recent years to local prosecutorial races.

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

Kim Kardashian Says She Would Eat Sh*t on a Daily Basis to Stay Young

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says she would consider literally eating poop on a daily basis if it helped her stay young looking.

Yes, really.

The celebrity made the comments during an interview with the New York Times, asserting that she would “do anything” to achieve the goal of eternal youth.

“If you told me that I literally had to eat poop every single day and I would look younger, I might. I just might,” she admitted.

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

Lawyers Who Torched NYPD Vehicle During Summer of 2020 Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

Two former New York lawyers who threw Molotov cocktails at an NYPD vehicle during the George Floyd riots have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges.

In June 2020 during George Floyd protests in Brooklyn, two New York lawyers were captured on security footage firebombing an unoccupied NYPD cruiser and handing out Molotov cocktails to people in the neighborhood.

On Thursday, the pair pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges after negotiating with prosecutors, who had originally sought a more serious charge under a “terrorism enhancement” that could have landed them in jail for a decade.

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

Los Angeles DA Gascon’s Office Lands 5-Month Probation Camp Sentence for Teen Who Mowed Down Mom and Infant

A California teen convicted of plowing a car into a mother and her 8-month-old son will spend just five months in a diversionary program thanks to Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, according to the woman who survived the crash.

Despite shocking surveillance video of the Aug. 6, 2021, incident, numerous eyewitnesses and initial felony charges, the teen will serve his sentence at a “juvenile probation camp,” an alternative sentence less severe than juvenile detention.

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

Massachusetts Men’s Lacrosse Player Aidan Kaminska Dies at 19

The University of Massachusetts Amherst was left mourning the death of star lacrosse player Aidan Kaminska this week after the 19-year-old Long Island native “unexpectedly” passed away on Monday morning.

On Wednesday, the university issued a statement confirming Kaminska’s death and offered its condolences to the sophomore’s family and friends.

[Comment: I found this online: “(Updated 5/19/22) UMass Amherst requires all students who wish to live, learn, or conduct research on campus, access campus resources, or participate in campus events to be vaccinated for COVID-19 with a complete initial vaccine series.”]

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

MSNBC Guest Declares Original Purpose of Second Amendment “Was to Preserve White Supremacy and Slavery”

Just as sure as the sun comes up in the morning, MSNBC will broadcast another feature about everything being white supremacy.

That’s exactly what happened Thursday as unhinged race baiter Elie Mystal was brought on to discuss the Second Amendment. And guess what… yep, that’s right, it’s white supremacy.

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

New Analysis Details Enormous Economic Consequences as Earners Flee Blue States for Red

A new analysis of IRS data shows the financial consequences of gaining or losing population can be either extremely rewarding or devastating to individual states. In 2020, blue states repelled the highest earners while red states attracted them, resulting in massive economic losses and gains.

Wirepoints, an Illinois-based research organization, took a look at the latest migration data released by the IRS and drew some conclusions that should leave Democrat-run states in a cold sweat, wondering how they’ll ever be able to maintain their profligacy.

In the competition for America’s best and brightest residents, the most populous blue states are becoming perennial losers. In 2020, New York, Illinois, California, Massachusetts, and New Jersey suffered net losses in their population, with high-earners taking their income — and tax base — with them.

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

New Republican Bill Would Criminalize Supreme Court Leaks

Authored by Matthew Vadum via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

A group of 12 House Republicans introduced a bill in Congress this week that would make knowingly sharing confidential information from the Supreme Court a crime punishable by a fine or as many as five years in prison.

The legislation comes a month after a leaked draft majority opinion indicated the Supreme Court was preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade, the seminal 1973 precedent that federalized abortion policy, overriding the states and making the procedure lawful throughout the entire United States. The landmark 7-2 decision held that a woman’s right to an abortion was safeguarded by her right to privacy under the Fourteenth Amendment. Politico published the draft decision written by Justice Samuel Alito in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on May 2.

Left-wing critics were outraged that the high court is considering overturning Roe v. Wade, while conservatives were angered that the leak, perpetrated by a person or persons still unknown, appeared calculated to inflame public opinion and persuade the justices to reconsider reversing the 49-year-old abortion precedent. Some have argued the unprecedented leak of the full opinion is a kind of terrorist attack on the judicial branch of the federal government.

The proposed Leaker Accountability Act is a three-page bill (pdf) whose principal sponsor is House Republican Conference vice chairman Mike Johnson (R-La.). GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is also a sponsor. The bill was introduced May 31.

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

New York City Man Who Supported ISIS Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison: DOJ

An Uzbekistan citizen who lives in New York City and was previously convicted of conspiring to and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State terror group was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison.

Dilkhayot Kasimov, 34, was handed down the prison term following his conviction of both counts after a one-week trial in 2019, the Justice Department said.

“Kasimov is an ISIS supporter who collected and gave money to another individual to fund his travel to join the terrorist group. With this sentence, Kasimov is being held accountable for his crimes,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matthew G. Olsen said in a statement.

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

Oregon Overdoses Reach Record Highs After Decriminalization of Hard Drugs

Following Oregon’s decision to decriminalize hard drugs in 2021, there has been a marked increase in overdoses and drug-related deaths. The largest spike coming primarily from opioids and fentanyl-laced methamphetamine.

According to The Seattle Times, Republican State Representative Lilly Morgan noted a 700-percent increase in overdoses and a 120-percent increase in overdose deaths. She said, “we have overdoses increasing at drastic rates… How long do we wait before we have an impact that we’re saving lives?”

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

Parents Demand NYC Mayor Drop Absurd ‘Toddler Mask Mandate’

This week NYC parents condemned mayor Eric Adams as he continues to uphold his mask mandate for children under five.

As the New York Post reports, mother Ana Jelenkovic said “I find it all very dystopian and depressing that as a society and as a city we have come to just accept this policy.”

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

Sandmann Lawyer Joins Rittenhouse Team, Says Zuckerberg a ‘Top’ Target of Numerous ‘Solid’ Lawsuits

The lawyer who represented Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann during his defamation cases has joined Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal team, and says there will be “at least 10” defamation lawsuits against prominent figures and companies for comments against the teenager.

“I’ve been hired to head the effort to determine whom to sue, when to sue, where to sue,” Todd McMurtry, who now represents Rittenhouse, told Fox News Digital in a phone interview Thursday morning. “We’re going to look at everything that’s been said, determine which of those comments are legally actionable and proceed from there.”

McMurtry said it’s “pretty much assured that there’s probably 10 to 15 solid” cases against “large defendants.”

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

Shameful: California High School Bars Unvaccinated Students From Attending Graduation Ceremonies

Granada Hills Charter High School (GHCHS) in suburban Los Angeles County plans to prevent 70 seniors from participating in person in their outdoor graduation ceremonies on Thursday evening. Yes, the pandemic insanity is still occurring in the once-golden state.

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

Shooting at Ames, Iowa Church Leaves 3 Dead, Including Shooter

Authorities say an adult man shot and killed two female victims then shot himself in a parking lot outside Ames’ Cornerstone Church on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

A man shot and killed two female victims, then killed himself, in a parking lot outside Ames’ Cornerstone Church Thursday night, according to police and officials at the church.

“We are grieving deeply,” said a statement from Mark Vance, with the Salt Company youth ministry at Cornerstone Church. “Tonight, a tragic shooting occurred involving two young members of our Cornerstone Church community. It is believed that an adult male shot these two victims and then took his own life.”

The suspected shooter appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Story County Sheriff Capt. Nicholas Lennie said. The ages of the female victims were not immediately known.

Lennie said several 911 calls came in at 6:51 p.m. as a program was going on at church. The church hosts a regular Thursday evening event for the Salt Company…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Special Olympics Int’l Removes Vaccination Requirement After Threats of $27.5m in Fines

Amidst the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, to be hosted from June 5th to June 12th in Florida, the organizational team at Special Olympics International (SOI) decided to impose vaccine mandates for every participant.

But it goes against the section 381.00316(1) of the Florida Statutes, which states the following:

“A business entity, as defined in s. 768.38 to include any business operating in this state, may not require patrons or customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or postinfection recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the business operations in this state. This subsection does not otherwise restrict businesses from instituting screening protocols consistent with authoritative or controlling government-issued guidance to protect public health.”

Ron DeSantis’ free state of Florida made several attempts to communicate with SOI, and alert them that they are not allowed to implement a vaccine requirement for their event. SOI allegedly ignored every warning, according to a State of Florida letter.

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

The Bilderberg Group Meets in DC

Over 100 of the world’s most powerful people are meeting behind closed doors in Washington DC.

Bilderberg isn’t just a ‘talking shop’, it’s an epicenter of global influence.

But the media is more interested in Kim Kardashian talking about eating poop.

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

Uvalde, Texas School District Police Chief Didn’t Have Radio With Him When Responding to Mass Shooting: Report

The school district police chief who was one of the first officers to arrive at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, didn’t have a police radio with him when responding to the incident, according to a report.

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Department Chief Pete Arredondo didn’t have a police radio with him when responding to a shooting at the elementary school which left 19 children and two adults dead on May 24, according to a report from the New York Times.

Arredondo’s lack of an available police radio could have slowed law enforcement’s response to the shooting, according to the report.

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

Video: Tucker Carlson Warns “Disarming You is the Point” Of Biden Gun Control Push

Responding to Joe Biden’s announcement that he intends to institute unprecedented gun control laws, Tucker Carlson warned that the intention is to disarm those who didn’t vote for him.

“This is about saving the children, Joe Biden just told us, but how many lives would this new law save?” Carlson asked.

“Well, we know the answer. Zero. Not one,” Carlson continued, explaining “We know that because there’s precisely no evidence at all and never has been that larger magazines somehow inspire mass shootings. But of course saving lives is not the point of this.”

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Video: Dem Rep. Yells “Spare Me the Bulls*** About Constitutional Rights” During Gun Debate

Democratic congressman David Cicilline told House Republicans they should “spare me the bulls*** about Constitutional rights,” during a debate on gun control Thursday.

The Rhode Island representative refused to yield his time during the outburst, while discussing legislation related to “red flag” laws, that would allow the government and law enforcement to confiscate firearms from anyone deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.

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Virginia Parents Must Pay $20,000 to Find Out if Schools Are Promoting ‘Sex Work’

Virginia’s public school system says it may have more than 4,000 documents including lesson plans, emails and other materials about prostitution, or “sex work,” but concerned parents who want details about those plans must pay $20,000 to acquire them.

According to the Daily Wire, Virginia’s capital of Richmond has a potential trove of materials that were first revealed following a Freedom of Information Act request performed by the publication for materials including the terms “sex work” and “sex worker.” The terms were used in teaching materials and communications between state school employees.

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Washington DC Hospital Embraces Facial Recognition Tech

The Virginia Hospital Center Health System, in the Washington DC area, will start using facial recognition.

VHC Health said it will use tech from a company called Certify, which develops patient identification technology, allegedly to reduce fraud and patient misidentification.

VHC Health will test the technology in its cardiology and radiology departments starting this month, a press release states. A full rollout is expected by the end of the year.

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West Coast, Messed Coast™ Report: Judge Overturns Election After Voter Fraud

Welcome Left Coast, Messed Coast™ readers, where states swim in Covid cash and raise your taxes anyway. Eight dollars a gallon for gas, anyone?

West Coast, Messed Coast™ is shocked to report today that a California judge has overturned an election due to election fraud. You read that right. Stunningly, the perpetrator/s may serve time for this caper because, it turns out, there’s a floor below which it is too low even for California’s Democrat Party bosses. Even in California, where San Quentin inmates get unemployment, and reparations are just payoffs by another name, there’s a limit to how much open-air vote-buying they’ll tolerate.

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College Requires Students, Faculty to Agree They’ve Benefited From White Privilege

A Canadian college is under fire after social media users discovered the school required students and faculty joining a Zoom call to agree they have benefited from white privilege and vow to engage in acts of “decolonization.”

George Brown College, a public school with multiple campuses in Toronto, allegedly required participants to read a lengthy statement acknowledging Indigenous land ownership and the evils of slavery before clicking a box marked “I Agree” to join a video conference.

A representative for George Brown College did not respond to multiple requests by The College Fix for comment.

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Government Tries to Get Rocco Galati’s Case Against COVID Restrictions Tossed

On Tuesday, we were back in B.C. Supreme Court to cover another COVID-19 restriction related case that the legacy media will probably ignore.

Unlike the previous four hearings, which focused on challenging the constitutionality of the province’s discriminatory vaccine passport and it’s rigid exemption regime, the fifth case was a battle to see if a lawsuit related to other COVID-19 measures will ever be heard at all.

Back in August 2021, constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati, who was retained by a non-profit organization called Action 4 Canada, filed a 391-page notice of civil claim in B.C.’s Supreme Court.

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Second Sold-Out Screening of Trucker Rebellion!

Hundreds were on hand for the second sold-out screening of Trucker Rebellion: The Story of The Coutts Blockade at Canyon Meadows Cinema in Calgary, AB.

The mood of the evening was once again electric. Many people who were part of the Truckers convoy in Ottawa joined our Rebel News team on location to chat.

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Teen Suffers Seizures Post Vaccine — Parent Comments on Vaccine Mandates

Her mother expresses difficulty in navigating her COVID19 vaccine reaction with local hospital and health unit in trying to get it documented.

Kenoyah, 16 year old daughter of Dallas, opted to receive her 1st dose of COVID19 vaccine after a school day, citing her desire to go on a movie date with her boyfriend at the time. She did not want to be further segregated from social events due to her medical choices despite her mom’s opposition.

Within twelve hours, Keyonah was seizing. Unable to see, move, or talk, her friend called 911 when they realized the seizing would not cease.

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Trans Activist Arrested After Allegedly Throwing Water During Freedom Protest in B.C.

On May 28, around 500 people attended the “Reclaiming Canada Protest” in front of Victoria’s legislature building.

The protest would have been peaceful if not for a small group of counter-protesters who chanted about trans rights and appeared to be opposed to two of the protests guest speakers.

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Trudeau Confronted by Protesters in Calgary

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, we were joined by Rebel News reporter Selene Galas to discuss what happened in Calgary when Justin Trudeau came to Alberta.

Numerous Calgarians were chanting “arrest Trudeau” in front of The Fairmount Hotel in Downtown Calgary.

Galas and other Rebel News crew members were there doing proper journalism; speaking with the people and hearing what they had to say about the prime minister.

Levant chimed in saying that it was a good thing that we identified ourselves as independent media. If we didn’t, people would have thought we were government-funded and could have been hostile towards us like they were with Trudeau.

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Watch: Save Pastor Tracy From $120k in COVID-19 Fines

Pastor Tracy Fortin and Edmonton’s Church in the Vine were convicted of three counts each of obstructing a public health officer after Tracy admitted to preventing an Alberta Health Services (AHS) inspector from barging in to check for COVID-19 compliance during worship services.

Neither the church nor Tracy are accused nor were they convicted of violating COVID-19 protocols. The church has never been a super spreader event. Their real crime was obeying God over the government. To send a message to the government of Alberta, that the persecution of churches and other lockdown resisters must end, sign our petition at www.SavePastorTracy.com.

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Watch: Global News Reporter Slams Poilievre for Refusal to Kowtow to Mainstream Media

On last night’s episode of the Ezra Levant Show, we discussed the relative success of Pierre Poilievre’s public relations strategy of utilizing slick social media videos and alternative mediums to boost the reach and impact of his messaging. We also examined how this blueprint is ruffling the feathers of members of the mainstream media.

From a sit-down interview with renowned academic Jordan Peterson to videos discussing pressing topics like the rising cost of living, inflation, and even cryptocurrency, Mr. Poilievre has effectively carved out an alternative campaign strategy that appears to be hitting home with an increasing number of constituents.

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Champions League Riots in Paris: 76% of French People Not Buying Interior Minister’s Excuses, Majority Blame ‘Youth’ From ‘Troubled Neighborhoods’

Shortly after mass rioting broke out during the Liverpool-Real Madrid Champions League match at the Stade de France in the troubled multicultural neighborhood of Saint-Denis, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin rapidly tried to place the blame for the assaults and robberies on English fans from LIverpool.

The problem for France’s interior minister is that it appears the French are simply not buying his explanation.

According to an Odoxa Backbone Consulting poll conducted for Le Figaro, 76 percent of French people remain unconvinced by Gérald Darmanin’s explanations of the riots that broke out on Saturday. In fact, the same poll shows that 61 percent of respondents instead blame “youths” from “troubled neighborhoods” in the area.

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Czechia’s Blackout Risk Grows, And People Should Prepare for the Worst

On Thursday, June 2, Prague got a good glimpse of existence without energy after a blackout lasting less than an hour hit the capital city. The situation reminded many people that with the current European energy policy, the question is not whether there will be a blackout but rather when it will come, writes Markéta Šichtarova for the Echo24 daily.

We know that renewable energy sources are less stable than conventional sources. It is still impossible to fully replace a unit of power from an old source of energy with the same unit of power from a renewable source. However, Europe is switching off old sources faster than installing new capacities. Also, there is a lack of classic energy resources, not only because of political reasons and the green agenda but also due to the war. Furthermore, Czechia’s electrical transmission system is not designed for such a sharp increase in renewables.

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End of EU Democracy? Hungary Should be Stripped of Its Voting Rights, Demands EU Vice-President

Due to Hungary’s attempts to “blackmail” Europe by abusing its veto power, Hungary should be stripped of its voting rights, said European Parliament Vice-President Katarina Barley in an interview on MDR Aktuell, a German public broadcasting program.

The Social Democratic Party (SPD) politician, who has long called for Hungary and Poland to be “starved,” wants to use a legal trick to overturn the European principle of democracy by suspending Hungary’s voting rights over alleged violations of the rule of law.

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EU Keeps a Tight Leash on Poland Stressing it Must Fulfill Milestones to Obtain Money From the European Recovery Fund

During her visit to Warsaw, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen confirmed that an agreement had been reached regarding Poland’s operational program for using the Recovery Fund allocation of €58 billion. However, she also warned that “milestones” connected with judicial independence would have to be met for the funds to be paid out.

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Far Left Extremists Take Credit for Attempted Bombing of Greek Police Officer’s Home

A far-left extremist group has taken credit for the attempted bombing of the home of a Greek police officer that took place in March, claiming the attempted attack was an act of revenge.

The group, “Revenge Rebels”, claimed responsibility for the attempted bombing, which took place in March of this year when an undetonated explosive device was found at the home of a local police officer.

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France: Mayor of Nice Calls for Facial Recognition in Public Places

Chrisitan Estrosi, the mayor of Nice, France, wants the deployment of facial recognition technology to prevent incidents like the clashes at Stade De France last week.

French authorities and Uefa blamed late arrivals and fake tickets for chaos outside the Stade de France before last Saturday’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Some blamed the organizers for overcrowding and the harsh use of police force. Allegations also emerged of incidents of sexual assaults by gangs of locals.

In an interview on Europe 1, Estrosi said “I wish we could use facial recognition.”

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Germany Seeks to Avoid School Closures if COVID Surges Again

Germany’s federal and state leaders agreed Thursday to try to avoid closing schools and child care facilities if there is another surge in coronavirus cases this fall.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz said after meeting with the governors of Germany’s 16 states that the goal would be to prevent “another blanket closure” of schools and kindergartens like what happened during previous waves of the pandemic.

Scholz said while the situation is expected to further ease during the summer months, authorities are preparing for a possible rise in cases this fall.

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Germany is Offering Poland Outdated Tanks That Need Modernization, Says Military Expert

As a result of internal agreements within NATO, countries from the Central and Eastern Europe region such as Poland and Czechia have provided Ukraine with post-Soviet tanks. Germany was to compensate these nations by providing them Leopard tanks. While Czechia has agreed to receive an older version of the Leopards, Poland, which has sent over 200 of its tanks to Ukraine, has not reached such an agreement with Germany. According to Der Spiegel, Polish-German talks on the matter have reached a dead end.

Defense analyst Jaroslaw Wolski says that “Germany was adamant that it can make up for the needed tanks, but now it turns out that although they can deliver tanks, their numbers are not sufficient to offset those sent to Ukraine, and those that are on offer are not combat-ready.”

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Older Men Beaten, Thrown Onto Tracks After Asking ‘Youths’ To Stop Vaping on Train in England

Two older men were beaten by a mob of ‘laughing youths’ who threw one of their victims onto train tracks after they were asked to stop vaping on a tram in England, according to reports.

The shocking incident unfolded on Saturday evening in Rochdale, a town in Greater Manchester.

Video footage purportedly shot at the scene shows a white-haired man on his hands and knees on a train platform moments before another man is shoved onto the tracks below.

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Poland Signs Groundbreaking 700 Million Contract to Deliver Dozens of New Krab Howitzers to Ukraine

On Tuesday, Poland signed a contract in Kyiv for three new Krab gun-howitzer squadrons for Ukraine, which will consist of around 60 howitzer artillery pieces able to strike targets up to 40 kilometers away.

The first squadron of 18 howitzers arrived in Ukraine last week. At that time, the tracked equipment was sent from Polish Army stockpiles. War footage from Ukraine proves that artillery is an essential weapon on the modern battlefield.

The equipment will be produced by Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW), part of Polish Armaments Group S.A. Deliveries will be completed during the next few to several months as the current production capacity of HSW is 20 to 30 pieces per year. The transaction value is 3 billion zloty (over $700 million); Ukraine is the first foreign client of HSW for this type of equipment.

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UK Communications Regulator Tells Tech Platforms to Protect Women From “Potential Harms”

The UK’s communications regulator, the Office of Communications (Ofcom), has urged tech platforms to make the online world “a safer space for women and girls” and hopes to use new regulatory powers to pressure these platforms into changing their services.

Ofcom called for these changes after publishing its “Online Nation 2022” report which focuses heavily on so-called “potential harms” which are defined as “incidences of content or behaviour which have the potential to cause harm.” In the report, Ofcom admits that potential harms may not result in any harm being caused yet it’s still using this report as the basis of its call for tech platforms to “act on safety concerns of female users.”

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UK: Boris Johnson, Prince Harry, Meghan Met by Boos From Crowd Outside Cathedral Thanksgiving Service

Boos appeared to greet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Prince Harry outside St Paul’s Cathedral, London, where dignitaries were attending a ceremony of thanksgiving for the service of Queen Elizabeth II on Friday.

Senior Royals — although not the Queen herself — military leaders, and political figures among other dignitaries from civil life and around the Commonwealth gathered in London’s St Paul’s Cathedral today to give thanks to God for the long life, reign, and service of Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee.

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UK: Rival Climate Crazies Battle to See Who Can Vandalise the Most SUVs

Climate crazies in two different British cities have begun competing to see which group can vandalise the greatest number of SUVs under the auspices of fighting climate change.

Two climate crazy groups in Glasgow and Edinburgh have apparently started up a friendly rivalry over which one of them can vandalise the greatest number of SUVs within their respective cities.

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What Energy Crisis? Swedish Parliament Votes to Halt All New Extraction of Oil, Gas, Coal

The Swedish Parliament has voted to ban any new extraction of oil, natural gas or coal as some right-wing parties have slammed the move as impairing Sweden’s ability to have a secure supply of energy.

Sweden’s Parliament, the Riksdag, has voted to amend a law granting mining permits so that permits for the extraction of coal, crude oil, shale oils, and natural gas will no longer be granted, as was the case with the extraction of uranium previously.

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Kuwait Summons US Diplomat Over Gay Pride Month Tweet

Kuwait’s government announced it has summoned a senior US diplomat over concerns about the US Embassy in Kuwait tweeting its support for gay pride month.

Well, this is awkward.

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Latest Developments

Russian forces moved by air and land to attack Kyiv on Friday, hitting defenses across Ukraine that Western defense officials said were unexpectedly strong, while Moscow signaled openness to holding talks with the Ukrainian government.

Despite the overture, Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday excoriated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his government, comparing them to terrorists.

“They hide behind people in the hope of later blaming Russia for the civilian casualties,” Mr. Putin told a security council meeting.

After dark on Friday, Mr. Zelensky released a video of himself standing in front of the presidential headquarters in central Kyiv with his chief of staff, the country’s prime minister, and the parliament majority leader. “We are all here, defending our independence and our state. And that’s how it will be,” he said, as Russian media spread rumors of him having fled the city.

Mr. Zelensky also spoke by phone with President Biden for about 40 minutes late Friday. The Biden administration is considering additional support to the Ukrainian military. U.S. and European Union officials said they plan to impose sanctions on Mr. Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

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Ukraine War: Chernobyl Scarred by Russian Troops’ Damage and Looting

Ukraine says the Russian army looted or damaged more than 1,000 computers at the Chernobyl nuclear power station and stole trucks and radiation dosimeters.

Chernobyl’s information director Vitaliy Medved said nuclear equipment was not damaged and “regarding radiation safety everything is OK”.

The losses caused by the Russian occupation — now ended — are put at more than 1.6bn hryvnia (£44m; $54m)…

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Roadside Bomb Explosion Kills UN Peacekeepers in Central Mali

Seven MINUSMA peacekeepers killed after a UN convoy hit an improvised explosive device, according to the mission.

A roadside bomb explosion in central Mali has killed seven United Nations peacekeepers and seriously wounded three others, according to the UN mission’s statement on Twitter.

A logistics convoy struck an improvised explosive device on Wednesday in the Bandiagara area in the Mopti region when driving between the towns of Douentza and Sevare, an area where groups linked to al-Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS) operate.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

Mali, one of Africa’s largest and poorest countries, is battling violence that has flourished despite a nine-year effort by international forces led by former colonial power France to defeat it…

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Ireland: Over One-Fifth of Children Born in 2021 Were to Foreign Mothers — Government Data

Over one-fifth of births in Ireland in 2021 were to foreign mothers, statistics released by the country’s government have shown.

More than 22 per cent of children born within the Irish state in the year 2021 had a foreign mother, official government statistics released on Thursday showed.

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Observers Say Erdogan Using Migrants as Political Weapon Against Greece

Some observers say Turkish Recep Erdogan is once again using migrants as a political weapon against Greece as at least 40,000 people so far this year have been been turned away at the border.

The Greek Coast Guard has intercepted around 40,000 migrants attempting to enter the country from Turkey via the Aegean Sea.

“In the first four months of 2022, about 40,000 migrants tried to enter the country illegally,” Civil Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos revealed.

Observers say that Erdogan is once again using migrants as a weapon, this time to punish Greece for trying to block the sale of American fighter jets to Turkey.

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German Kids’ TV Fully Embraces Pro-Transgender Content, Ignores Side Effects and Life-Altering Risks

Germany’s state-funded media and television networks are producing a full range of pro-transgender content, and one of their main target audiences happen to be young children. This controversial children’s programming routinely depicts transgender people as courageous figures who should not only be admired but also emulated, with little to no discussion devoted to potential downsides or side effects involved with the life-altering decisions associated with hormone therapy and surgery.

One of the biggest promoters of pro-transgender content is children’s programming giant KiKA, which receives a massive amount of taxpayer money from public television networks ARD and ZDF, both networks accused of an extreme left-wing bias. KiKA has long presented gender change, hormone blockers, and even transition surgery as positive and healthy goals for young people despite a growing number of doctors and even medical authorities, including the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, now advising against children and teens taking hormone blockers due to the adverse medical and psychological costs.

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Norwegian Feminist Faces 3 Years in Jail for Claiming ‘Trans’ Males Aren’t Women

Norwegian feminist Christina Ellingsen is being investigated for hate crime charges related to tweets she made between February 2021 and January 2022.

Reduxx reports that Ellingsen used Twitter to question trans activist group Foreningen FRI’s assertion that biological men can become lesbian women. Many of her tweets were directed at one of FRI’s top advisors Christine Marie Jentoft.

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Small Town Indiana Drag Show for Kids Cancelled Due to Backlash

A drag show for kids that had been scheduled for later this month in Jasper, Indiana has been canceled due to backlash.

The event was to be hosted by the group Dubois County Pride as part of the larger Pride in the Park event. The group posted on their Facebook page “We regretfully announce that due to safety and security concerns, the family-friendly drag performance planned for Pride in the Park has been canceled.”

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Twitter Expands Censorship Nudges to New Languages

Cattle are prodded to go in a required direction, while social media users are “nudged” — and some platforms have no problem using this kind of language to describe how they are “handling” and directing their users’ activities.

In the latest example — that has to do with “potentially offensive” prompts in languages other than English — Twitter’s Safety team shouts this from the rooftops in a blog post titled, “How Twitter is nudging users to have healthier conversations.”

So in addition to positioning itself as arbiter of truth, one might deduce Twitter is coming out as a “health” expert.

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Where’s the Transphobia? LBGT Charity Survey Finds Just 4 Per Cent of Britons Are Fearful of Trans and Gay People

Despite persistent accusations of transphobia, a poll from the LGBT charity Stonewall has revealed that the British public is overwhelmingly tolerant of homosexuality and transgenderism, with just four per cent of respondents reporting fear of trans or gay people.

A survey conducted in conjunction between Opinium and Britain’s largest LGBT charity of over 2,000 people in the United Kingdom found that the public is far more likely to express respect or admiration rather than fear or disgust towards people who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/3/2022

  1. Faux-Chi says he’ll retire in 2024? What’s with these creeps who announce retirement ahead of time, and then, hang around to inflict themselves upon us for another year or two? He’s probably angling for the the June, 2023 cover of “Vanity Fair.”

  2. Scandanavia – where you go to find very strange Eloi – no longer Western,no longer Christian, no longer wise but Zombie like people seeking cultural suicide.

    These countries are giant mental institutions with patients in charge.

    Advice? Move to Hungary.

  3. Who was her prompter?

    Analysis of Magdalena Andersson’s press conference after the no-confidence motion against the Minister of Justice.

    https://swebbtube.se/w/76rbLi75Y3v4noqr4x8f9E

    The Swedish Prime Minister showed expression great anger.
    Her answer in the current press conference
    were partly dictated from elsewhere – this irritated her at times,
    so that her Swedish became incoherent, incorrect, not correctly congruent. On at least one occasion, you hear her quickly but clearly, completely out of context, say “stop” in the middle of the flow of words (00-32)

    How did this happen:
    by means of a minimal wireless speaker in her ear canal !!
    How this works has been described in
    the investigations into the cheatings in the university
    entrance exams.

    • Politics is an art that has sacrificed all of its functions on the altar of form and fashion, and this is the result: We are “ruled” by scripted actors.

      • The politicians are sheep dressed up in wolves clothing, once the real wolves find out, the real wolves are going to feast like no tomorrow. Let it rain.

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