Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/4/2022

A man with a knife pretended to be a patient when he went to the emergency room in Encino Hospital, Los Angeles. When he gained entrance, he stabbed and critically wounded a doctor and two nurses. After he was taken into custody, police identified him as 35-year-old Ashkan Amirsoleymani. Based on his name, he is an ethnic Persian.

In other news, North Korea has conducted a new ballistic missile test. Intelligence analysts are concerned that it may be preparing for a new nuclear test.

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

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

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

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
» Soaring Cost of Living Causes Spike in Abandoned and Surrendered Pets
 
USA
» Alameda County Becomes First Bay Area County to Mandate Masks Again
» Alec Baldwin Claims He Will be Owed Apology After DA Report Into ‘Rust’ Shooting
» Attacker at Encino Hospital Presented Himself as a Patient, Then Stabbed 3, LAPD Says
» Biden Rushed to Secure Location Following Airspace Violation
» Biden Misleads Public, Says Firearms Are Children’s ‘Number-One Killer’
» Bilderberg Group Meets in Secret to Discuss “Disinformation”
» Former Wisconsin Judge Killed in Shooting; Suspect Had List of ‘Targets,’ Official Says
» GOP Congressman Retires After Supporting Assault Weapons Ban
» ‘Guardian Angel’ Donors Have Poured More Than $284 Million Into Super PACs Ahead of 2022 Midterms
» Inspector General to Investigate Biden Administration’s Response to Baby Formula Shortage
» LA District Attorney Gives Five Months Probation to Teen Who Rammed Car Into Mother, Infant
» Lawmakers Question Amazon for Censoring Workers’ Internal Chats
» Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn WA Ban on Sale, Manufacture of Large-Capacity Gun Magazines
» Mainstream Media Lashes Out at Independent Creator Coverage of Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Trial
» Mystery Deepens: Lawsuit Muzzles Investigators in Bizarre Death of Clinton Advisor Linked to Creep Jeffrey Epstein
» Nevada Warm Up to Ron DeSantis in ‘Feeling Thermometer’ Poll
» Ohio Governor Set to Pass a Bill Allowing School Employees to Carry Guns
» Second Circuit Judge José Cabranes on “Deeply Troubling Aspects of Contemporary University Procedures”
» Soros-Backed Fund Helps Latino Media Group Purchase 18 Spanish Radio Stations Across US
» ‘There is Huge Appetite’: Former Disney Executive Believes Johnny Depp May be Called to Reprise His Iconic Role as the Captain Jack Sparrow Role in the ‘Billion-Dollar Global Franchise
» Uvalde Mother Who Ran Into School to Save Children Threatened by Police
» Victims of Communism Museum Set to Open in Washington, D.C. On June 13
» Washington Post Issues Two Corrections After Stealth-Edit Scrubbed False Claim From Taylor Lorenz Report
» Watch: DeSantis Slams Biden for ‘Trying to Make Excuses’ For His Lousy Presidency
» Watch: Kyle Rittenhouse Makes Major College Announcement on Charlie Kirk Show
 
Canada
» Canada’s Fake ‘Indigenous’ Professor Resigns
» Conservative MP Kicked Out of House of Commons Precinct for Not Disclosing Vaccination Status
» Hypocrite & Liar: Trudeau Bans Handguns While Slashing Sentences for Several Gang-Related Gun Crimes
» Jagmeet Singh Runs Away From Local Residents Outside Brampton NDP Event: ‘We Got Questions’
» Pierre Poilievre Leads in Massive New Recruits to Conservative Party Membership
 
Europe and the EU
» Austrian Broadcasting’s Topman Wishes Orban Dead
» Massive Illegal Rave Disguised as ‘Model Exhibition’ Shuts Down British Roads
» Radical Climate Protection: Air Travel Banned in Great Britain From 2050?
» Throw a Net Over Her: Climate Lunatic Ties Herself to Net at French Open
» UK: Animal Rights Protesters Dragged From Track at Epsom Derby
» UK: Political Correctness Preventing Islamic Extremism From Being Reported, Admits Govt Advisor
» ‘We Must Not Humiliate Russia’ Warns France’s President Macron
 
Russia
» Heavy Losses Raise Questions About How Long Ukraine Can Stay in Fight: AP
» Saturday, June 4. Russia’s War on Ukraine: News and Information From Ukraine
» Ukraine Anger as Macron Says ‘Don’t Humiliate Russia’
 
Far East
» North Korea Conducts Ballistic Missile Test as Concern Grows it May be Prepping for Nuclear Test
 
Immigration
» ‘A Second Plantation’ Open Borders Ireland Sees Huge Spike in Non-Ukrainian Refugees
» Swedish Populists Call for Syrians, Somalis, And Afghans to be Returned as Integration Fails
» UK: Migrants Attempting Suicide When Faced With Deportation to Rwanda: Claim
 
Culture Wars
» Breaking: Shocking Scenes Emerge From ‘Child-Friendly’ Drag Show in Dallas Gay Bar
» European Union Commission Declares ‘Future is Queer’
» Florida Surgeon General Calls for Medicaid to Cease Coverage of Medicalized ‘Gender Transition’
» Pizza Hut Recommends Drag Queen Books for Kids’ Reading Program
» UK: Biological Males Win Women’s Cycling Event, Kiss While Third Place Female Cares for Child
» UK: Trans Women Cyclists Who Used to Compete as Men Take First and Second Place in New ‘Non-Binary’ Race — Leaving Young Mother in Third
» UK: Vandals Strike Restaurant Whose Owner Tweeted Support for JK Rowling
 

Soaring Cost of Living Causes Spike in Abandoned and Surrendered Pets

Authored by Patricia Tolson via The Epoch Times

According to a growing number of reports, the soaring costs of food, gas, and housing are causing a spike in the number of family pets being abandoned or surrendered to shelters.

In January 2022, the first alarming animal shelter statistics began to emerge. While an average of 6.2 million animals are taken into shelters each year, only about 3.2 million find a home. The other three million are euthanized.

In March 2022, shelters in Cedar City, Utah, noted a dramatic increase in the number of phone messages being left by desperate pet owners who needed to surrender their pets, receiving as many as 30 calls from mid-January through February. Shelter administrators and staff said the number of strays and the number of pets being surrendered voluntarily are on par with the number of phone calls.

In April, shelters across Utah were reporting that millions of pets adopted during the outbreak of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus (commonly known as the novel coronavirus) of 2020 were being surrendered again as the high cost of living and the return to in-person working was making it impossible for pet owners to continue to care for their animals.

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

Alameda County Becomes First Bay Area County to Mandate Masks Again

Last month, Bay Area counties announced that were opting not to mandate masks indoors amid the current uptick of COVID-19 cases, citing low hospitalization numbers, as well as the fact that the highly vaccinated region is well-protected against severe illness and death.

On Thursday, Alameda County broke ranks by once again implementing an indoor mask mandate “to limit the impact of increasing COVID-19 cases on hospitalizations.” The mandate, which takes effect June 3, applies to most indoor settings, save K-12 schools and the city of Berkeley, which sets its own health protocols. The state lifted its school mask mandate earlier this year.

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

Alec Baldwin Claims He Will be Owed Apology After DA Report Into ‘Rust’ Shooting

Alec Baldwin insists he will be owed an apology after the district attorney releases a report on the fatal shooting on the set of his film ‘Rust’.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Attacker at Encino Hospital Presented Himself as a Patient, Then Stabbed 3, LAPD Says

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, and booked on three counts. His bail has been set at $3 million.

Just days after deadly gun violence erupted in a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a man was accused of stabbing a doctor and two staff nurses inside Encino Hospital Medical Center Friday.

The Los Angeles Police Department said he presented himself as a patient before the shocking attack.

The attacker was finally in custody late Friday after a four-hour-long standoff.

The suspect was later identified by police as 35-year-old Ashkan Amirsoleymani.

He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, and booked on three counts. His bail has been set at $3 million.

The Los Angeles Police Department tried and failed to negotiate with the man who hid out near the emergency room after critically wounding three healthcare professionals and throwing Ventura Boulevard into chaos…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Rushed to Secure Location Following Airspace Violation

US President Joe Biden was rushed to a secure location — the local fire station — after an aircraft entered his beach house’s airspace Saturday.

Two military jets were dispatched after a light aircraft deviated into the restricted airspace over Biden’s Rehoboth Beach, Delaware home.

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

Biden Misleads Public, Says Firearms Are Children’s ‘Number-One Killer’

Amid national debate about firearms, President Joe Biden was caught misleading the public about about the number of children dying from guns. He said firearms are the “number-one killer.”

In a public address Thursday, the president asserted more children had been killed by firearms than in car accidents.

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

Bilderberg Group Meets in Secret to Discuss “Disinformation”

Elites from the world of politics, media, Big Tech, business, and more, are in Washington DC for the 68th annual Bilderberg Group meeting.

The Bilderberg Group first meeting was in 1954, the agenda being building back Europe following the Second World War. It was organized by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, and was held at the Bilderberg Hotel located in Oosterbeek.

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

Former Wisconsin Judge Killed in Shooting; Suspect Had List of ‘Targets,’ Official Says

A retired Wisconsin judge was killed early Friday in a “targeted” shooting by a man officials say also appeared to target others related to government, including Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Retired Juneau County Judge John Roemer, 68, was found dead Friday morning after police received a 911 call about an armed person and gunshots in a residence, the Wisconsin Department of Justice said in a statement Saturday.

Found in the basement was a 56-year-old identified as Douglas K. Uhde, who had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to the statement. Police attempted to negotiate with the suspected gunman for hours before entering the home.

“The information that’s been gathered indicated that it was a targeted act and that the targeting was based on some sort of court case or court cases,” Attorney General Josh Kaul during a news conference.

“The individual who’s a suspect appears to have had other targets as well, appears to be related to the judicial system,” Kaul also said, without providing any names…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

GOP Congressman Retires After Supporting Assault Weapons Ban

Joe Biden made it clear in his recent speech on gun violence that he was going to try to make an assault weapons ban a central issue of the midterm elections — a strategy he clearly believed would work to his party’s advantage.

While experts say it’s too late to change the trajectory of the midterms now, Biden’s effort would be doomed to fail anyway, as the retirement announcement of Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-N.Y.) has proven.

Jacobs represents parts of Western New York, including suburban Buffalo and experienced significant backlash within his own party for his support for new gun control measures.

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

‘Guardian Angel’ Donors Have Poured More Than $284 Million Into Super PACs Ahead of 2022 Midterms

“Guardian angel” donors have poured $284.6 million into 36 super PACs during the 2022 midterm cycle, according to a new analysis by OpenSecrets.

These angel donors contributed more than 40% of the total raised by a super PAC. In some cases, super PACs are virtually entirely financed by the angel donor.

The vast majority of super PACs do not raise most of their money from a single source. The 2,163 super PACs tracked by OpenSecrets have raised over $1.1 billion and spent $232 million so far during the 2022 midterm elections.

Angel donors poured $155 million into liberal super PACs and $118.8 million into conservative super PACs. An additional $5.8 million went to non-partisan super PACs.

OpenSecrets’ analysis breaks down the biggest names and numbers so far this election cycle, but readers can browse the full dataset here.

Liberal super PACs get a boost from their billionaire founders

Democratic mega-donor George Soros is currently the top individual super PAC donor for the 2022 midterm election. He has contributed $126 million of the $155 million angel donors have given to liberal super PACs so far this election cycle. Forbes estimates the founder of the hedge fu

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

Inspector General to Investigate Biden Administration’s Response to Baby Formula Shortage

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will assign an Inspector General to investigate the Biden administration’s response to America’s baby formula shortage.

The nationwide shortage is not expected to subside for another month or longer.

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

LA District Attorney Gives Five Months Probation to Teen Who Rammed Car Into Mother, Infant

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon faced renewed backlash Friday for his light sentences, which most recently included five months probation to a California teen was caught on security footage plowing his car into a mother and her infant.

According to Fox News, the teenager was initially set to face felony charges, but was instead sentenced five months at a “juvenile probation camp.”

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

Lawmakers Question Amazon for Censoring Workers’ Internal Chats

Democrat lawmakers have sent a letter to Amazon, criticizing the company for its internal messaging app that reportedly censors some topics, such as unionizing. The lawmakers, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, accused the company of breaking labor laws.

The Intercept this year reported that Amazon was working on an internal messaging app that would ban users from using certain terms, such as pay raise, accessibility, slave labor, union, pay raise, and injustice.

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

Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn WA Ban on Sale, Manufacture of Large-Capacity Gun Magazines

A lawsuit backed by a California-based pro-gun group seeks to prevent Washington’s impending ban on the sale and manufacture of large-capacity firearm magazines from taking effect this summer.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, seeks an injunction to prevent Senate Bill 5078 from going into effect July 1. The measure, signed into law in March, does not ban the possession of large-capacity magazines but outlaws the import and sale of any magazine that holds more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

The Sacramento-based Firearms Policy Coalition is backing the lawsuit and lists itself as a plaintiff, along with a Washington gun owner, Gabriella Sullivan of Kitsap County; Rainier Arms, a King County gun shop; and the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation.

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

Mainstream Media Lashes Out at Independent Creator Coverage of Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Trial

One of the defining aspects of the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial was the way audiences embraced independent creators’ coverage of the trial. YouTubers such as ThatUmbrellaGuy, LegalBytes, and Rekieta Law covered the trial daily and got hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions, of views on their videos. And many YouTubers who covered the trial challenged the mainstream media’s pro-Heard narrative and agreed with the jury’s final verdict in favor of Depp.

The mainstream media noticed this trend but instead of considering that the media’s refusal to critique Heard and accept the jury’s final verdict was one of the reasons viewers preferred independent creators’ coverage of the trial, many mainstream media outlets lashed out, attacked creators, and doubled down on their pro-Heard narrative.

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

Mystery Deepens: Lawsuit Muzzles Investigators in Bizarre Death of Clinton Advisor Linked to Creep Jeffrey Epstein

The family of Bill Clinton’s former presidential advisor linked to perv Jeffrey Epstein has filed a lawsuit to muzzle local investigators from releasing details about his suspicious suicide after a series of explosive Radar stories raised questions about the cause of death.

Little Rock businessman Mark Middleton, who introduced the late perv to the former president, was found May 7th hanging from a tree with a shotgun blast through his chest and a cheap Dollar Tree-type extension cord around his neck in what investigators have determined to be a suicide.

But attempts by Radaronline.com to obtain the police and autopsy reports detailing the bizarre death on a Perryville farm linked to the former Commander-n-Cheat are being covered up by lawsuit handcuffing Perry County Sheriff Scott Montgomery and County Coroner Bill Greene.

The lawsuit was filed in Perry County Circuit Court by Middleton’s wife, Rhea and brother, Larry, on May 23 by attorney Paul Parnell, of the Rose Law Firm — the same legal firm where Hillary Clinton worked before becoming First Lady!

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

Nevada Warm Up to Ron DeSantis in ‘Feeling Thermometer’ Poll

The Governor outperformed Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Pollsters far outside the Sunshine State continue to test the strength of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ name with a new Nevada poll the latest to offer encouragement to his supporters.

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

Ohio Governor Set to Pass a Bill Allowing School Employees to Carry Guns

Governor Mike DeWine (R-OH) is ready to sign a bill allowing school employees to legally carry firearms on campus.

The bill recently passed the Ohio state legislature after vigorous debate and staunch opposition from the legislature’s Democratic members.

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

Second Circuit Judge José Cabranes on “Deeply Troubling Aspects of Contemporary University Procedures”

From Judge Cabranes’s concurrence yesterday in Vengalattore v. Cornell Univ.:

[A]s alleged, this case describes deeply troubling aspects of contemporary university procedures to adjudicate complaints under Title IX and other closely related statutes. In many instances, these procedures signal a retreat from the foundational principle of due process, the erosion of which has been accompanied—to no one’s surprise—by a decline in modern universities’ protection of the open inquiry and academic freedom that has accounted for the vitality and success of American higher education.

This growing “law” of university disciplinary procedures, often promulgated in response to the regulatory diktats of government, is controversial and thus far largely beyond the reach of the courts because of, among other things, the presumed absence of “state action” by so-called private universities. Thus insulated from review, it is no wonder that, in some cases, these procedures have been compared unfavorably to those of the infamous English Star Chamber.

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

Soros-Backed Fund Helps Latino Media Group Purchase 18 Spanish Radio Stations Across US

A group of Democrat media activists bought 18 Spanish radio stations for $60 million. While the announcement headlines famous investors like actress Eva Longoria, billionaire progressive bankroller George Soros also helped finance the purchase.

The effort is advertised to compete in a market that’s said to be largely controlled by conservative and right-wing voices.

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

‘There is Huge Appetite’: Former Disney Executive Believes Johnny Depp May be Called to Reprise His Iconic Role as the Captain Jack Sparrow Role in the ‘Billion-Dollar Global Franchise

A former Disney executive said Johnny Depp may be called to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow as fans have a ‘huge appetite’ to see it happen.

The former executive, who was not named, told People he thought Depp, 58, may return as the swashbuckling rogue pirate, because of the promise of a huge potential payday for everyone involved.

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

Uvalde Mother Who Ran Into School to Save Children Threatened by Police

Uvalde mom Angeli Rose Gomez has been threatened with a probation violation by Uvalde police if she continues talking to media about the school shooting that claimed the lives of 21 people.

The probation violation threat to Gomez centers around a decades old charge.

According to CBS reporter Lilia Luciano, the threat comes as a response to Gomez’s criticism of the police response at Robb Elementary School. Gomez was handcuffed during the Uvalde school shooting while attempting to rescue her two children who were trapped inside.

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

Victims of Communism Museum Set to Open in Washington, D.C. On June 13

Schools, training organizations, and history-minded parents are about to have an exciting and worthy new destination; the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) will be opening a first-of-its-kind museum in the nation’s capital on June 13.

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

Washington Post Issues Two Corrections After Stealth-Edit Scrubbed False Claim From Taylor Lorenz Report

The Washington Post issued two lengthy corrections to its report from its “internet culture” columnist Taylor Lorenz, which was previously stealth-edited.

Lorenz wrote an article Thursday about how content creators were the real winners of the explosive Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation lawsuit that concluded this week due to larger followings and spikes in revenue during the six-week trial.

Her article cited two YouTube personalities, “LegalBytes” host Alyte Mazeika and an anonymous user named ThatUmbrellaGuy.

Lorenz alleged that according to Business Insider, Mazeika “earned $5,000 in one week by pivoting the content on her YouTube channel to nonstop trial coverage and analysis.”

She also claimed that ThatUmbrellaGuy “earned up to $80,000 last month, according to an estimate by social analytics firm Social Blade.”

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

Watch: DeSantis Slams Biden for ‘Trying to Make Excuses’ For His Lousy Presidency

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis slammed Joe Biden during his speech at the signing of Florida’s Freedom First Budget, accusing him of trying to “make excuses” for his terrible approval ratings, which hit a new low this week.

“I see this news report where Biden is so frustrated that his approval ratings are in the toilet. He can’t understand, he’s lashing out at his staff, he’s blaming other people, he’s blaming the media, even though he gets the most sycophantic media coverage that any president has ever gotten, compared to how they treated Trump to how they treat Biden. It’s night and day.”

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

Watch: Kyle Rittenhouse Makes Major College Announcement on Charlie Kirk Show

Charlie Kirk caught up with Kyle Rittenhouse at Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit on Friday, and Rittenhouse revealed his latest news about how he’s moving ahead with purpose and drive.

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

Canada’s Fake ‘Indigenous’ Professor Resigns

A Canadian professor whose claims of Indigenous ancestry were found baseless has resigned from employment at the University of Saskatchewan, according to a June 1 news release from Preston Smith, dean of the College of Medicine.

Carrie Bourassa (pictured) taught in the department of community health and epidemiology and ran an Indigenous community health research lab at the university, the CBC reported.

Bourassa had claimed to belong to three Canadian Indigenous peoples, according to the Star Phoenix, the daily newspaper of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

However, an October 2021 CBC investigation into Bourassa’s genealogy found no evidence of Indigenous ancestry and traced her lineage back to Europe and the United States.

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

Conservative MP Kicked Out of House of Commons Precinct for Not Disclosing Vaccination Status

Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) MP Cathay Wagantall was kicked out of the House of Commons precinct Friday after she refused to comply with orders requiring Members of Parliament (MPs) to show proof of vaccination or a valid medical exemption.

In an email to True North, the House of Commons confirmed that “(t)o be allowed within the House of Commons precinct, individuals must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” including MPs and their staff.

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

Hypocrite & Liar: Trudeau Bans Handguns While Slashing Sentences for Several Gang-Related Gun Crimes

New sentencing guidelines are being pushed through as the Liberals are putting into place a freeze on the importation, sale and transfer of handguns from licensed Canadian firearms owners in a move that could end private ownership in a generation.

Bill C-5 will end mandatory minimum sentences for a slate of firearms and other weapons-related offences as a way to combat “systemic racism” the Liberals claim experts say is plaguing the Canadian legal system.

Bill C-5 repeals sections of a previous Conservative law that laid out mandatory minimum sentences for several crimes, including illegal possession of a firearm. The relaxing of the previous sentencing guidelines is meant to combat systemic racism.

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

Jagmeet Singh Runs Away From Local Residents Outside Brampton NDP Event: ‘We Got Questions’

I’m sure many of you have seen the viral videos going around regarding some individuals who tried to attend a meet and greet co-hosted by NDP leader Jagmeet Singh just last week on the 28th of May in Brampton, Ontario.

The video instantly began to be shared around, and mainstream media outlets started picking up the story right away.

We wanted to try and get to the bottom of this story to find out exactly what happened that day. After doing some digging, we were able to get in touch with the individuals involved, who wanted to share their side of the story with us.

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

Pierre Poilievre Leads in Massive New Recruits to Conservative Party Membership

Pierre Poilievre recruited more than 300,000 new Conservative Party of Canada memberships as he vies for the leadership.

Political advisor Jenni Byrne wrote on Twitter that “311,958 Canadians joined the CPC through the pierre4pm.ca membership website.”

Poilievre’s message to Canadians was one of smaller government and “to give you back control of your life.”

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

Austrian Broadcasting’s Topman Wishes Orban Dead

“Manners” is a foreign word at the online portal of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF). Worse still — an unmistakably hateful posting by ORF’s online managing director Karl Pachner has turned into a diplomatic incident.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday evening, Pachner criticised Hungarian head of government Viktor Orban for his closeness to Russia and, according to media reports, wrote: “A heart attack would be a fair thing, given his corpulence and potential for excitement!”

The Hungarian government has demanded an explanation from the Austrian ambassador for this “gross, deeply shocking scandalous statement”. The latter has been summoned to the Foreign Ministry in Budapest. Hungary’s government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs called for Pachner’s immediate resignation and his departure would be the only morally acceptable minimum consequence, he said.

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

Massive Illegal Rave Disguised as ‘Model Exhibition’ Shuts Down British Roads

June 4 (UPI) — A massive illegal rave disguised as a “model exhibition” and held in a field in Cornwall has forced British police to shut down area roads to stop partygoers from attending the event.”

Police remain at the scene at Davidstow Moor following reports of an illegal gathering. Officers have been at the site since around 10 p.m. yesterday,” Devon and Cornwall Police said in a statement.

Police said the site has been cordoned off “until further notice” leading to “heavy traffic and travel disruption around Camelford.”

“The event is currently covering quite a large area and we believe there are several hundred people in attendance,” a police spokesperson said.”

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

Radical Climate Protection: Air Travel Banned in Great Britain From 2050?

Great Britain has adopted an ambitious climate and energy policy. By 2050 all CO2 emissions are to be eliminated from the British Isles and Prime Minister Johnson wants to make Great Britain a model country for the energy transition. As early as 2019, the British climate targets were formulated in a comprehensive report entitled “Absolute Zero”.

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

Throw a Net Over Her: Climate Lunatic Ties Herself to Net at French Open

Doomsday prophets warning that “the end is near” used to be rare and fringy; now they’re cutting-edge climate activists. On Friday, during the third set at the French Open tennis tournament as Norway’s Casper Ruud led Croatia’s Marin Cilic 4-1, the match was interrupted for fifteen minutes. Just as Ruud was about to serve, he instead watched incredulously as a “climate activist,” that is, a brainwashed lunatic, ran onto the court and tied herself by the neck to the net, to save the planet or something.

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

UK: Animal Rights Protesters Dragged From Track at Epsom Derby

Animal rights protesters who want to “rewild” royal land had to be dragged from the track at Epsom after trying to disrupt the Derby.

Six women wearing sashes saying “animal justice” rushed onto the course, lying down in front of the grandstand and in full view of the Royal Box.

They were quickly dealt with by police and security staff, who dragged them to the side of the track before handcuffing them.

A cheer went up from the crowd as they were removed.

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

UK: Political Correctness Preventing Islamic Extremism From Being Reported, Admits Govt Advisor

Political correctness and fear of accusations of racism at the local level is preventing Islamic extremism being reported, a British government advisor has admitted.

As has been the case with the scourges of grooming rape gangs and modern day slavery, Islamic extremism is being pushed under the rug by local councils in the UK out of concern of being branded as racist, the government’s independent adviser for social cohesion Dame Sara Khan has said.

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

‘We Must Not Humiliate Russia’ Warns France’s President Macron

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has warned that Russia should not be humiliated in the Ukraine conflict, implying that this will make it harder to find a way to bring the invasion to an end through diplomacy.

“We must not humiliate Russia so that the day when the fighting stops we can build an exit ramp through diplomatic means,” said the left-liberal French president in comments to regional newspapers quoted by the Reuters wire service on Saturday.

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

Heavy Losses Raise Questions About How Long Ukraine Can Stay in Fight: AP

ZHYTOMYR, Ukraine (AP) — As soon as they had finished burying a veteran colonel killed by Russian shelling, the cemetery workers readied the next hole. Inevitably, given how quickly death is felling Ukrainian troops on the front lines, the empty grave won’t stay that way for long.

Col. Oleksandr Makhachek left behind a widow, Elena, and their daughters Olena and Myroslava-Oleksandra. In the first 100 days of war, his grave was the 40th dug in the military cemetery in Zhytomyr, 90 miles (140 kilometers) west of the capital, Kyiv.

ZHYTOMYR, Ukraine (AP) — As soon as they had finished burying a veteran colonel killed by Russian shelling, the cemetery workers readied the next hole. Inevitably, given how quickly death is felling Ukrainian troops on the front lines, the empty grave won’t stay that way for long.

Col. Oleksandr Makhachek left behind a widow, Elena, and their daughters Olena and Myroslava-Oleksandra. In the first 100 days of war, his grave was the 40th dug in the military cemetery in Zhytomyr, 90 miles (140 kilometers) west of the capital, Kyiv.

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

Saturday, June 4. Russia’s War on Ukraine: News and Information From Ukraine

Dispatches from Ukraine, provided by Forbes Ukraine’s editorial team.

As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources of information are critical. Forbes Ukraine’s reporters gather information and provide updates on the situation.

Saturday, June 4. Day 101. By Daryna Antoniuk

Severodonetsk. Russia is “throwing all its reserves into” capturing the city of Severodonetsk in the eastern Luhansk region, according to Serhiy Hayday, the head of the regional military administration.

Ukraine now controls about half of Severodonetsk, but it cannot evacuate people from there or bring humanitarian aid to the city, Hayday said.

Now Ukraine is trying to bring Severodonetsk fully under its control, according to the city’s authorities.

Donetsk. Russian artillery hit a 17th-century All Saints church in Sviatohirsk in eastern Ukraine, setting it on fire, according to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. There were no military targets present at the site.

Four people were killed during the attack and another four were wounded. About 300 people, including 60 children, were sheltering in the monastery, Zelensky said.

“The church was first destroyed during the Soviet era. Later it was rebuilt to be burned by the Russian army,” Zelensky said.

Ukraine called for Russia to be expelled from the United Nations’ cultural agency Unesco because its troops destroy Ukrainian monuments and cultural heritage sites.

Mykolaiv. Three people were killed and four others were injured after Russian forces fired at residential areas of Mykolaiv on Saturday. Three buildings were damaged in the attack.

Donbas. Russian forces attacked four settlements in Donbas with Tochka-U ballistic missiles on June 4.

Sumy. Russia fired six missiles at the Sumy region on Saturday, damaging several buildings. No civilian casualties were reported.

Kherson. A Russian mine killed three civilians on a beach in the occupied village of Lazyrne in Kherson oblast. Ukraine will treat the incident as a war crime and premeditated murder.

Odesa. A Russian missile struck Odesa Oblast on June 4, hitting an agricultural building. Two people were injured as a result of the attack.

Four international fighters from France, Germany, Australia and the Netherlands were killed in Ukraine on Saturday. They volunteered to go to Ukraine during the war to join the country’s International Legion of Defense.

Ukraine and Russia exchanged the bodies of killed soldiers on Sunday. Each side swapped 160 deceased soldiers.

The Ukrainian military shot down a Russian drone over the Black Sea worth about $7 million, according to Odesa city council. Russian forces are facing a shortage of drones, the Ukrainian General Staff reported earlier.

Over 3,600 Ukrainian settlements have been under Russian occupation since Feb. 24. Many of them are now unsuitable for “civilized life,” according to Zelensky.

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

Ukraine Anger as Macron Says ‘Don’t Humiliate Russia’

Ukraine’s foreign minister has hit out at French President Emmanuel Macron after he said it was vital that Russia was not humiliated over its invasion.

Mr Macron said it was crucial President Vladimir Putin had a way out of what he called a “fundamental error”.

But Dmytro Kuleba said allies should “better focus on how to put Russia in its place” as it “humiliates itself”.

Mr Macron has repeatedly spoken to Mr Putin by phone in an effort to broker a ceasefire and negotiations.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

North Korea Conducts Ballistic Missile Test as Concern Grows it May be Prepping for Nuclear Test

North Korea test-fired a salvo of eight short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea on Sunday, South Korea’s military said, extending a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations this year that U.S. and South Korean officials say may culminate with a nuclear test explosion.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles were fired in succession over 35 minutes from the Sunan area near the capital, Pyongyang. It didn’t immediately say how far the missiles flew but noted the South Korean military has heightened its monitoring in case the North fires more missiles.

The launch came a day after the U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan concluded a three-day naval drill with South Korea in the Philippine Sea, apparently their first drill involving a carrier since November 2017, as the countries move to upgrade their defense exercises in the face of growing North Korean threats…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

‘A Second Plantation’ Open Borders Ireland Sees Huge Spike in Non-Ukrainian Refugees

On top of tens of thousands of Ukrainian arrivals, open borders Ireland is now dealing with a massive spike in the number of non-Ukrainians entering the country to seek asylum.

Having promised to take in hundreds of thousands of migrants ostensibly from Ukraine while also implementing a near blanket amnesty for illegals already in the country, open borders Ireland is now dealing with a massive spike in the number of asylum claims arising from outside the country.

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

Swedish Populists Call for Syrians, Somalis, And Afghans to be Returned as Integration Fails

The populist Sweden Democrats (SD) have called for the repatriation of Syrians, Afghans, and Somalis, noting their rate of unemployment and high numbers who have not integrated.

Party leader Jimmie Åkesson and migration policy spokesman Ludvig Aspling have said the Swedish government needs to do more to return migrants to their homelands if they rely on state benefits and do not integrate.

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

UK: Migrants Attempting Suicide When Faced With Deportation to Rwanda: Claim

Multiple migrants have allegedly attempted to end their own lives as they face being deported to Rwanda under the UK government’s new deal with the African country.

Several asylum seekers are said to have attempted to end their own lives when faced with the possibility of deportation from the UK to Rwanda, including an Iranian woman and a 40-year-old from Yemen who went as far as creating a video addressed to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, claiming he had no other choice.

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

Breaking: Shocking Scenes Emerge From ‘Child-Friendly’ Drag Show in Dallas Gay Bar

Newly-opened Dallas gay bar “Mr. Misster” hosted a “child friendly” drag show Saturday, where signs read “It’s not gonna lick itself” and “I licked it so it’s mine.”

“A ‘child friendly’ drag show is being hosted today in Dallas, TX at a gay bar. Here are two of the signs on display,” tweeted journalist Tayler Hansen.

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

European Union Commission Declares ‘Future is Queer’

A Twitter account run by the European Commission has marked the start of Pride Month in June by declaring that the “future is queer” and promoting a new campaign.

The Twitter account “European Youth,” which stated that it is run by the European Commission, wrote on Wednesday, “No two people are the same, we are all unique. Each one of us is the result of our own values, dreams, ambitions and talents.”

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

Florida Surgeon General Calls for Medicaid to Cease Coverage of Medicalized ‘Gender Transition’

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo is requesting the state consider not including gender transition care under Medicaid coverage.

The comments follow a Thursday report from Florida Medicaid which said research on the safety of gender reassignment surgeries and hormone usage for transitioning is insufficient.

In a letter to the Florida Board of Medicine, obtained by NBC News, Ladapo said research shows “there is great uncertainty about the effects of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries in young people with gender dysphoria.”

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

Pizza Hut Recommends Drag Queen Books for Kids’ Reading Program

To commemorate pride month, Pizza Hut is recommending books to children about drag queens. It’s done through the company’s “Camp Book It!” program which rewards kids with free pizza for reading books.

An anonymous tipster forwarded an email to Libs of TikTok from Pizza Hut’s program. The letter suggests reading material to parents.

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

UK: Biological Males Win Women’s Cycling Event, Kiss While Third Place Female Cares for Child

Emily Bridges and Lilly Chant, two biological men who identify as transgender, won the first and second place slots at London’s ThunderCrit cycling event on Thursday.

According to Reduxx, ThunderCrit is London’s largest fixed gear cycling race. The victory was announced on Twitter by the Women’s Rights Network, a UK based organization defending women’s sex based rights.

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

UK: Trans Women Cyclists Who Used to Compete as Men Take First and Second Place in New ‘Non-Binary’ Race — Leaving Young Mother in Third

An ‘inclusive’ cycling race that saw male-born trans athletes trounce women competitors has been condemned by critics.

The event on Friday finished with two transgender women in first and second places, with a young mother in third.

Gold in the ThunderCrit race at Herne Hill velodrome in South-East London went to Emily Bridges, a trans cyclist who was barred from a woman’s race in March and who had competed in men’s events only the month before…

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Vandals Strike Restaurant Whose Owner Tweeted Support for JK Rowling

An Italian restaurant in London was vandalized shortly after it hosted a fundraiser organized by JK Rowling. The owner of the restaurant dared defend the Harry Potter writer in a spat with trans activists.

A week ago, JK Rowling and Suzanne Moore, who are both critical of gender ideology, organized a fundraiser at Pino’s Italian restaurant. The fundraiser was for a charity that helps Ukrainian children.

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

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

  1. KFC put up posters in Germany inviting “chicks from Ukraine” to bed
    https://img.gazeta.ru/files3/490/14947490/photo_2022-06-04-15.21-pic_32ratio_900x600-900×600-23061.jpg

    In Germany, banners appeared with controversial advertising for fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). On the posters, the main face of the company – Colonel Sanders – looks out from under the blanket, inviting Ukrainian refugees to come to him.

    “Chickens from Ukraine are very welcome in Germany,” reads the inscription on the colonel’s blanket.

    Judging by the photos posted by local residents on Twitter, KFC launched a provocative outdoor advertising in conjunction with the Booking.com hotel booking service (there is a small blue logo of the service at the bottom of the billboard). Outdoor advertising has already caused indignation on the part of the inhabitants of Ukraine. In their opinion, such jokes are inappropriate now. Moreover, the inscription on the poster humiliates their dignity. However, some netizens felt that “the place assigned to Ukraine by Western consciousness is indicated very clearly.”
    https://life.ru/p/1499426

  2. How interesting! In Austria, the article of the criminal code “Inciting hatred and enmity” is number 283, and in Russia a similar article is numbered 282!

    The reason given by the secret service agents: “The ☐ accused ☒ unknown perpetrator is specifically suspected of having committed the offence according to § 283 StGB by publishing the comment of 19.01.2022, 17:28, a comment on the article in question with inflammatory content. The offender is suspected of having committed the offence under section 283 of the Criminal Code by publishing a commentary on the article with inflammatory content.

    https://medforth.biz/criticising-muslims-austrias-secret-service-seeks-to-take-action-against-the-author-of-a-letter-to-the-editor/

  3. Baron.

    On 30 May, You made a post about Civil War. Can you recommend a good book about this subject?

    And another question: Could the South have won the war?

    Att Alerj

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.