Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/6/2022

British Prime Minister Boris “BoJo” Johnson survived a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons and will remain in office. The vote was occasioned by a scandal involving festive parties at No. 10 Downing Street during the COVID lockdown.

In other news, more than 400,000 Ukrainian immigrants will receive unemployment benefits in Germany.

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Financial Crisis
» Cost of Getting Hammered in UK Soars 70% Since 2008
» New York Times Op-Ed Applauds Inflation as Means to Enforce Green Diet
» Over 60% of Americans Are Living Paycheck to Paycheck as Inflation Concerns Impact Savings
 
USA
» ‘2000 Mules’: Documentary’s Message Resonates With Voters
» Boy, 15, Chased Down and Shot in North Philadelphia Triple Shooting, Police Say
» Breaking: Kathy Hochul Restricts Gun Ownership to 21 and Up, Bars Citizens From Buying Body Armor, Bullet Proof Vests in New York
» Current and Former CIA, Google, Pfizer Leaders Meet to Secretly Tackle ‘Disinformation’
» DeSantis Beats Trump in 2024 Straw Poll a Second Time at Colorado Conservative Summit
» DeSantis Campaign Hits Back at Soros-Funded Election ‘Manipulation’ With Ad Buy on Hispanic Radio Network
» Disney Actor Sentenced to 2 Years for Soliciting Sex From 13-Year-Old
» Elon Musk Wonders Why DOJ Hasn’t Leaked Epstein Client List — and Media Doesn’t Care
» Elon Musk’s Twitter Buyout Deal Passes Federal Antitrust Review
» Former Judge Killed in “Targeted” Attack Against Judicial System, Officials Say
» Los Angeles DA George Gascon Walks Back Claim About Sheriff’s Involvement in Hit-and-Run Prosecution
» Police: Man Stabbed in Buffalo Tries to Drive Himself to Rochester Hospital
» Supreme Court Declines Appeal From Couple Who Pointed Guns at BLM Protesters
» Texas AG Launches Investigation Into Twitter; Alleges Company Lied About Number of Bots
» Twitter in Settlement Talks With Deplatformed Journalist Alex Berenson to End COVID Censorship Suit
» Wall Street Journal Slams Media for Heaping Credibility on Anti-DeSantis Whistleblower
 
Canada
» Gun Control Misfire: Trudeau Pistol Ban Sees Stores Sell Out of Handguns
» Majority of Canadians Think Journalists Are ‘Purposely Trying to Mislead People’: Poll
 
Europe and the EU
» British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Survives Confidence Vote
» Climate Negotiators Fly to Germany: Plan for More Talks, Conferences, And Meetings
» Formerr UK Health SEC Wanted COVID-Positive Taken From Homes, Confined in ‘Isolation Hotels’, Says Govt Minister
» France: Disney Apologizes After Backlash Over Employee Who Wrecked Couple’s Marriage Proposal
» French Official Resigns After Car Set on Fire Twice in Five Months
» Poland: Ruling Party PiS Would Win if Allied With Kukiz 15 — Poll
» Spanish Court Orders Mike Pompeo to Testify on CIA Plot to Kill or Kidnap Assange
» UK: Sadiq Khan Accuses Woke London Police of ‘Overt Systemic Sexism, Racism, Homophobia’
» Watch: England Team Booed by 35,000 Hungarians for BLM Knee, Lose Match
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» New Study Links Vaccines to 25 Percent Increase in Cardiac Arrest in Young Adults
 
Russia
» Monday, June 6. Russia’s War on Ukraine: News and Information From Ukraine
 
Australia — Pacific
» Bring Back Coal Now: Labor Begs the Energy Industry to Turn on More Fossil Fuel-Powered Plants to Help Ease the Soaring Cost of Bills — Just Days After Declaring They’d Take ‘Real Action on Climate Change’
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Gunmen Kill at Least 50 in Catholic Mass in Nigeria, Motive Unclear: Reports
 
Immigration
» Asylum Seekers Overwhelm Shelters in Portland, Maine
» EU Interior Ministers: Concrete Measures Needed as Hunger Might Bring More Migrants From Africa
» Over 10,000 Illegal Boat Migrants Land in Britain This Year, Nearly as Much as 2019 and 2020 Combined
» Over 400,000 Ukrainian Migrants to be Put on Unemployment Benefits in Germany
» Poland Accepts 3.86 Mln Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started
» Watch: Migrant Caught on Video Engaging in Machete Attack in Italy
 
Culture Wars
» A Great Mystery: Civil Servants Told ‘Woman’, ‘Female’ Cannot be Defined
» Italian Gay Pride Parade Features Topless Virgin Mary
» Virginia School District Sued for Forcing Teachers to Hide Students’ Gender Identity From Parents
» WaPo Forced to Issue Correction After Lying About DeSantis Plans to Prevent Medicaid From Funding Gender Transition
 

Cost of Getting Hammered in UK Soars 70% Since 2008

Brits are the most miserable in years as the headline inflation rate is at a four-decade high. Turbulent economic times pressure household finances, leading some to drown their miseries at the local pub.

But even at the pub, it’s hard to escape today’s disastrous macroeconomic backdrop of soaring inflation and slowing economic growth, with threats of stagflation as the Bank of England hits the brakes on the economy with rate hikes.

FT cites new data from food and drinks research company CGA that shows patrons of pubs are being hammered not by the drinks but by soaring costs for the average pint of beer, up 70% since the 2008 financial crisis.

CGA monitors beer prices at UK’s 90,000 bars and pubs. Data shows the average pint cost jumped from £2.30 in 2008 to £3.95 this year. The latest price increases are due to skyrocketing barley, energy, and labor costs. There are even risks of energy shortages and rolling blackouts later this year.

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

New York Times Op-Ed Applauds Inflation as Means to Enforce Green Diet

Following a general trend of excitement among extreme leftists in media, The New York Times has recently posted an Op-Ed which argues in favor of the inflationary crisis facing the US and much of the world because it forces the public to go vegan and give up meat “for the greater good.”

Just as late night propagandist Stephen Colbert cheered for higher gas prices and suggested people buy a Tesla (a vehicle far outside the affordability of the majority of Americans) if they want to avoid paying $15 a gallon for gas, the NYT Op-Ed has a familiar stench of elitism.

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

Over 60% of Americans Are Living Paycheck to Paycheck as Inflation Concerns Impact Savings

As inflation continues to rise, it’s impacting the spending power of consumers across the income spectrum.

A new report from PYMNTS.com and LendingClub found that nearly two-thirds of the US population — about 157 million adults — are living paycheck to paycheck. Compared to a year ago, that’s up 9 percentage points from 52% in April 2021 to 61% in April 2022.

Although the 61% in April is a slight decrease from the 64% of consumers living paycheck to paycheck in March 2022, it’s part of an upwards trend of consumers living paycheck to paycheck as the cost of living outpaces wage growth.

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

‘2000 Mules’: Documentary’s Message Resonates With Voters

The new documentary “2000 Mules,” which investigates evidence of widespread cheating in the 2020 presidential election, is hitting home with voters who have seen the film.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 77% of those Likely U.S. voters who have seen “2000 Mules” say the movie strengthened their conviction that there was systematic and widespread election fraud in the 2020 election. Only 19% of those who have seen the documentary say their belief in election fraud was weakened. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

Boy, 15, Chased Down and Shot in North Philadelphia Triple Shooting, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA — Authorities say three teens were injured in a shooting Monday night in North Philadelphia, including a boy who investigators believe was chased down and shot.

Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department were called to the area of 19th and Diamond for reports of a shooting.

Captain John Walker told reporters that a 14-year-old girl and two 15-year-old boys were suffering from gunshot wounds by responding officers.

All three teens were taken to Temple University Hospital by police. Walker said one of the boys who was shot in the hip and stomach is in critical condition.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Kathy Hochul Restricts Gun Ownership to 21 and Up, Bars Citizens From Buying Body Armor, Bullet Proof Vests in New York

Unelected New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed sweeping new measures into law today that range from broad gun control measures to social media monitoring.

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

Current and Former CIA, Google, Pfizer Leaders Meet to Secretly Tackle ‘Disinformation’

World and business leaders met in Washington, D.C. for the past few days for “informal discussions” about geopolitical realignments, Russia, Ukraine, “disruption of the global financial system,” “post pandemic health” and disinformation, among other subjects — all off the record.

The annual invite-only Bilderberg Meeting, which traces its roots to a postwar concern about insufficient cross-Atlantic cooperation, publishes a list of its participants and discussion topics, but bans “reporting journalists” from attending “to encourage the highest level of openness and dialogue.”

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

DeSantis Beats Trump in 2024 Straw Poll a Second Time at Colorado Conservative Summit

DENVER — Gov. Ron DeSantis once again swept a straw poll for 2024 presidential candidates at a Colorado conservative conference Saturday, beating out former former President Donald Trump and other possible contenders.

The attendees of the Western Conservative Summit, organized by the Centennial Institute, a think tank associated with Colorado Christian University, approved of a potential DeSantis candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination at 71%, with Trump coming in at 67%.

The straw poll was conducted based on an “approval” system, which allowed attendees to vote for more than one candidate that they could support.

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

DeSantis Campaign Hits Back at Soros-Funded Election ‘Manipulation’ With Ad Buy on Hispanic Radio Network

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reelection campaign is hitting back at attempts by liberal billionaire George Soros to “manipulate” the midterm elections by purchasing an ad buy on two Miami radio stations being acquired by a new left-wing radio network targeted toward Hispanic Americans.

“Governor Ron DeSantis is taking [on] Soros on his own turf with a Spanish language ad buy on the Soros network, serving as a PSA to Hispanic Floridians to warn of the pro-socialism, radical agenda behind The Latino Media Network,” read a statement the DeSantis campaign provided to Fox News Digital.

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

Disney Actor Sentenced to 2 Years for Soliciting Sex From 13-Year-Old

Stoney Westmoreland, an actor who worked for the Disney Channel, is to now serve a 2-year prison sentence after having struck a plea deal with prosecutors in connection with a case where he tried to seduce what he thought was a 13-year-old.

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Elon Musk Wonders Why DOJ Hasn’t Leaked Epstein Client List — and Media Doesn’t Care

Elon Musk can’t stop drop-kicking the hornet’s nest.

On Saturday, the Tesla CEO brought up the Jeffrey Epstein scandal — tweeting of the “Epstein/Maxwell client list” that “Only thing more remarkable than DOJ not leaking the list is that no one in the media cares,” before adding “Sometimes I think my list of enemies is too short, so …”

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

Elon Musk’s Twitter Buyout Deal Passes Federal Antitrust Review

A required-by-law antitrust review at the federal level of Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter was successfully completed on Friday.

The review came with a mandatory waiting period, which expired on Friday, in accordance with the provisions of the Hart-Scott-Rondino (HSR) Act, which has been federal law since 1976.

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Former Judge Killed in “Targeted” Attack Against Judicial System, Officials Say

Authored by Lorenz Duschamps via The Epoch Times

A retired judge was shot and killed at his home in Wisconsin on Friday in what has been described by officials as a “targeted” attack against the judicial system.

John Roemer, a former circuit judge in Juneau County, is believed to be the victim of the murder that happened in New Lisbon at around 6:30 a.m. on June 3, according to reports. The 68-year-old man was found in a residence that a neighbor and public records said belonged to a retired county judge.

A second person, identified as a 56-year-old male and the alleged suspect, was discovered in the basement of the home with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said during a news conference on Friday, also noting that a firearm was recovered from the scene.

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

Los Angeles DA George Gascon Walks Back Claim About Sheriff’s Involvement in Hit-and-Run Prosecution

Progressive Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon is walking back his claim that the county sheriff’s department “agreed with the felony charges” and lenient sentencing against a teenager who was convicted of driving a car into a mother and her 8-month-old son.

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty to two felony charges of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and one felony count of hit-and-run, but was sentenced to spend five to seven months in a juvenile probation camp. Prosecutors describe the camp as “less than a military school and a little bit tougher than a summer camp.”

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

Police: Man Stabbed in Buffalo Tries to Drive Himself to Rochester Hospital

Rochester, N.Y. — Greece Police stopped a car Sunday in Rochester — and found the driver had been stabbed.

Police say they tried to stop the vehicle because it was wanted in connection to a police chase in Orleans County.

They got the driver to pull over at Dewey Avenue and West Ridge Road. The 60-year-old Buffalo resident was found to be bleeding, so an ambulance was called.

Police say he had been stabbed in his upper body. The stabbing did not occur in Greece; police believe he was injured in Buffalo.

They say he was trying to drive himself to a Rochester-area hospital.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Supreme Court Declines Appeal From Couple Who Pointed Guns at BLM Protesters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who had their law licenses sanctioned after they pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside of their home in the Summer of 2020.

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

Texas AG Launches Investigation Into Twitter; Alleges Company Lied About Number of Bots

Update (1530ET): Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday announced an investigation against Twitter to determine whether they’re lying about the number of fake bot accounts on the platform.

According to Paxton’s office, “bots” or spam accounts “inflate followers and reach, and often push deceptive and annoying activity,” Fox News reports.

“A large number of bot accounts not reduces users’ experience on the platform, but may also inflate the value of the company and the costs of doing business with it, thus directly harming consumers and businesses — specifically, Texas consumers and businesses,” according to the report.

Paxton said the difference between Twitter’s claims that less than 5% of users are bots versus his projections of possibly 20%, “would dramatically affect the cost of Texas consumers and businesses transacting with Twitter.”

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

Twitter in Settlement Talks With Deplatformed Journalist Alex Berenson to End COVID Censorship Suit

Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson and Twitter are in active settlement talks to resolve his censorship lawsuit against the company, which deplatformed him following a tweet that said COVID-19 vaccines don’t stop infection or transmission, a view that has long been confirmed by global data and reiterated by Bill Gates this year.

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

Wall Street Journal Slams Media for Heaping Credibility on Anti-DeSantis Whistleblower

The Wall Street Journal editorial board slammed the media on Friday for lending credibility to former state health department employee Rebekah Jones, who claimed that she was fired for refusing to alter COVID-19 data in Florida.

Jones claimed in 2020 that she was fired from her position in the health department for not caving to pressure to manipulate COVID-19 figures. An investigation by Inspector General Michael J. Bennett found her claims untrue based on the evidence.

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Gun Control Misfire: Trudeau Pistol Ban Sees Stores Sell Out of Handguns

Gun stores in Canada have seen handguns fly off the shelves, with many selling out altogether after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced gun control legislation freezing all pistol purchases.

In what appears to be a seismic political misfire, Canadian gun stores have been reporting a massive surge in handgun sales after the country’s leftist prime minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that he would be implementing gun control laws totally freezing the import and sale of this class of firearm.

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

Majority of Canadians Think Journalists Are ‘Purposely Trying to Mislead People’: Poll

A new poll shows that Canadians are increasingly concerned that they are being misled by societal leaders.

Topping the list of least-trusted groups are journalists, with a majority of Canadians saying that they do not trust the media.

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

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Survives Confidence Vote

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday survived a no-confidence vote and will remain in office following a scandal involving parties at Downing Street during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

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

Climate Negotiators Fly to Germany: Plan for More Talks, Conferences, And Meetings

Thousands of negotiators from 200 countries have flown to Bonn, Germany, to begin two weeks of “round the clock” talks planning the next round of climate meetings and conferences.

The most immediate issue confronting attendees on Monday will be to set the stage for a fresh round of major United Nations talks later this year in Egypt, AFP reports.

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

Formerr UK Health SEC Wanted COVID-Positive Taken From Homes, Confined in ‘Isolation Hotels’, Says Govt Minister

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has claimed that Jeremy Hunt, Britain’s longest-serving Health Secretary, wanted a China-style regime in which people testing positive for Covid would be taken from their homes and confined in “isolation hotels”.

Dorries and Hunt were sparring ahead of the confidence vote among Conservative (Tory) Members of Parliament (MPs) on Boris Johnson’s leadership of their party, with Hunt having publicly called for Johnson’s ouster.

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

France: Disney Apologizes After Backlash Over Employee Who Wrecked Couple’s Marriage Proposal

A couple whose marriage proposal was soured by an overzealous Disney employee have received a fulsome apology from operators of the Paris, France, outlet who expressed “regret” over the incident.

A viral video that appeared on Reddit last week showed a man taking a knee as he proposed to his girlfriend. In the background is one of the film franchise’s iconic castles.

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

French Official Resigns After Car Set on Fire Twice in Five Months

A French elected official in the commune of Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, just outside of Tours, has decided to resign after her car was set on fire twice outside her home within a period of just five months.

The mayor of Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, Emmanuel François, stated this week that his deputy for housing Gania Bougadba had decided to resign after claiming she felt threatened and terrorised.

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Poland: Ruling Party PiS Would Win if Allied With Kukiz 15 — Poll

PiS and Kukiz’15 could together count on 41.2 percent of support according to an Estymator poll for the right-wing dorzeczy.pl website, published on Sunday.

PiS main rival, the centrist Civic Coalition, would be backed by 24.4 percent of respondents.

A coalition of the pro-agrarian Polish People’s Party, the grassroots centre-right Poland 2050 party and Agreement, a former junior member of the ruling United Right camp, could garner 16.7 percent of the vote.

The Left would secure 9.9 percent of the voter support, whereas the far-right Confederation on 4.7 percent would not cross the 5 percent threshold required for parliamentary representation.

Estymator carried out the poll on a sample of 1,100 adult Poles on May 28-29, 2022.

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

Spanish Court Orders Mike Pompeo to Testify on CIA Plot to Kill or Kidnap Assange

In a surprising development surrounding WikiLeaks and the fate of Julian Assange, who is still in London’s Belmarsh prison awaiting awaiting a decision from UK Home Secretary Priti Patel on extradition to the US, a Spanish court has summoned former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify on whether the CIA planned to assassinate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Pompeo was head of the agency during the time period that a bombshell Yahoo News investigative report last year revealed that the CIA allegedly plotted to kidnap or even kill Assange, following Washington outrage that WikiLeaks made public a batch of documents exposing the agency’s ultra-secretive hacking tools known as Vault 7.

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

UK: Sadiq Khan Accuses Woke London Police of ‘Overt Systemic Sexism, Racism, Homophobia’

London’s leftist mayor, Sadiq Khan, has accused the British capital’s woke police force of “overt” systemic sexism, racism, and homophobia.

Mayor Khan, of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, ousted the previous head of the Metropolitan Police, Dame Cressida Dick, not over homicide and violent crime in London or her force’s failure to control riotous Black Lives Matter demonstrations during what was, for most, a time of national lockdown, but for her failure to chase the phantom of “systemic racism, sexism, homophobia, and misogyny” more enthusiastically than she already was.

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

Watch: England Team Booed by 35,000 Hungarians for BLM Knee, Lose Match

England’s national football team was roundly booed in Hungary for taking the knee prior to what proved to be a 1-0 loss to the Central European country.

The English national side, managed by Gareth Southgate and captained by Harry Kane, has doggedly persisted in carrying out the gesture, derided as virtue-signalling by some and leftist politicisation of football by others, long after players from most other countries — and indeed, English players in other sports — have quietly moved on since the height of the Black Lives Matter unrest in 2020, and it was poorly received in Hungary on June 4th.

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

New Study Links Vaccines to 25 Percent Increase in Cardiac Arrest in Young Adults

Israel health authorities have admitted that jabs cause injury in young adults. A study published in Nature showed an increase in cardiovascular complications with the risk of myocarditis after receiving a second vaccine dose is now estimated to be between 1 in 3000 to 1 in 6000 in men aged 16 to 24.

“The findings raise concerns regarding vaccine-induced undetected severe cardiovascular side-effects and underscore the already established causal relationship between vaccines and myocarditis, a frequent cause of unexpected cardiac arrest in young individuals.”

The study conducted by Israeli researchers, using data from Israel National Emergency Medical Services (EMS), revealed the uptick in “cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome EMS calls in the 16—39-year-old population” between 2019 and 2021.

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

Monday, June 6. 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.

Monday, June 6. Day 103. By Daryna Antoniuk

Nearly 700,000 Ukrainian soldiers are defending Ukraine against Russia, according to Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Kateryna Pavlichenko.

Russia has lost 31,250 troops in Ukraine since the start of the invasion, according to Ukraine’s General Staff.

English may be officially recognized as an official language of business in Ukraine. It could help the country attract more investment and accelerate Ukraine’s European integration, according to Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

More people are coming back than leaving Ukraine, according to State Border Guard Service. Almost 31,000 people left Ukraine while almost 40,000 came back to the country on June 5. A total of 184,000 people have already returned to Ukraine, while almost 7 million people fled the invasion.

Russia has lost 31,250 troops in Ukraine since the start of the invasion, according to Ukraine’s General Staff.

Mariupol. Russian officials have reportedly shut down the occupied port city of Mariupol for quarantine over a possible cholera outbreak, according to Ukrainian authorities.

Ukraine’s Health Ministry began reporting suspected cases of cholera in the region on 1 June. “Mass burials and poor access to clean water has led to a critical situation in Mariupol,” said Deputy Health Minister Ihor Kuzin.

Sievierodonetsk. Fierce battles and street fights continue in Sievierodonetsk. There are enough Ukrainian forces to recapture the city, but Russia has a substantial numerical advantage in the region.

Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk “are dead cities today,” according to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. Between 10,000 and 15,000 civilians are still in Sievierodonetsk.

Kharkiv. Russian missiles hit the Kharkiv region on Monday, damaging a critical infrastructure facility. One person was killed and one injured as a result of the attack.

Russian missiles also hit schools, kindergartens, houses, and a dormitory in Kharkiv oblast. No casualties were reported.

Mykolaiv. One person was killed, and several other people were injured during the Russian attack on a residential district in Mykolayiv.

Poltava. Ukraine’s armed forces shot down a Russian missile over the Poltava region.

Sumy. Russian troops continue to fire mortars at the border areas of the Sumy region. No casualties were reported.

Russia’s attack on Kyiv could be an attempt to disrupt the supply of Western weapons to Ukraine, according to the UK’s Ministry of Defense. Ukraine denied Russian reports that it housed military equipment inside a repair plant in Kyiv that was damaged.

Russia’s top general was killed by Ukrainian forces in the eastern Donbas region, Russian state media confirmed on June 6. Gen Roman Kutuzov had been killed while commanding troops from the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic.

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Bring Back Coal Now: Labor Begs the Energy Industry to Turn on More Fossil Fuel-Powered Plants to Help Ease the Soaring Cost of Bills — Just Days After Declaring They’d Take ‘Real Action on Climate Change’

Just days after promising ‘real action on climate change’, Labor today demanded the nation’s coal power stations are all brought back into service at full capacity as soon as possible.

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Gunmen Kill at Least 50 in Catholic Mass in Nigeria, Motive Unclear: Reports

Gunmen with unknown motives massacred worshippers during Catholic mass on Sunday in southwest Nigeria, including women and children, with a doctor at a local hospital telling Reuters at least 50 dead were brought in to two hospitals.

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Asylum Seekers Overwhelm Shelters in Portland, Maine

Authored by Steven Kovac via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Facing an impending humanitarian crisis, Portland Family Shelters Director Mike Guthrie has a simple message to anyone who will listen, “We need help!”

Guthrie, a hands-on, frontline worker in the effort to feed, clothe, and house a continuous flow of foreign nationals arriving in Portland by airplane or bus from the U.S. southern border, told The Epoch Times, “Our family shelter facilities, our warming room, and even area hotel space is at capacity. We have maxed out our community resources.

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EU Interior Ministers: Concrete Measures Needed as Hunger Might Bring More Migrants From Africa

Five European Union nations, whose leaders fear that the threat of hunger could lead to an increase in the numbers of refugees from impoverished African countries, are calling for an end to the bloc’s “voluntary” solidarity with migrants with demands for concrete measures instead.

The interior ministers from Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Malta and Spain wrapped up two days of talks in Venice amid worries that the blockade of Ukrainian grain exports due to Russia’s invasion could see huge numbers of refugees from Africa flooding southern Europe.

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris told reporters that a robust, common EU policy is needed on migration.

“Solidarity is not a slogan, nor can it be void of substance,” Nouris said.

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Over 10,000 Illegal Boat Migrants Land in Britain This Year, Nearly as Much as 2019 and 2020 Combined

In yet another record-breaking milestone, the number of illegal boat migrants that have landed in Britain has topped 10,000 since the start of the year.

Nearly totalling nearly the entire number of illegals to cross the English Channel in 2019 and 2020 combined, over 10,000 illegal aliens have landed on the beaches of Britain since the start of the year.

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Over 400,000 Ukrainian Migrants to be Put on Unemployment Benefits in Germany

A German state agency has said that it will likely soon be providing over 400,000 more Ukrainian migrants with unemployment benefits over the next few weeks.

A total of around 410,000 migrants ostensibly from Ukraine will soon be on the German dole, with hundreds of thousands more on top of that expected to end up receiving unemployment benefit in the central European state before the end of the year.

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Poland Accepts 3.86 Mln Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 3.86 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Monday morning.

According to the SG, on Sunday, Border Guard officers carried out around 20,800 border checks on people entering Poland from Ukraine, and by 7:00 a.m. on Monday the number of arrivals had reached around 6,500 people.

The Border Guard also said that on Saturday 26,900 people had left Poland for Ukraine.

In total, 1.88 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since the start of the war.

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

Watch: Migrant Caught on Video Engaging in Machete Attack in Italy

A North African migrant from Morocco was caught on video on the streets of Turin, Italy attempting to attack another man with a machete.

The video, which was taken earlier this week on Wednesday, shows a man running from the shirtless Moroccan who is brandishing a large machete, with the incident taking place within the vicinity of a local elementary school.

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A Great Mystery: Civil Servants Told ‘Woman’, ‘Female’ Cannot be Defined

UK civil servants have been told that the terms “female” and “woman” simply cannot be defined, and that definitions given of “adult human female” for the latter can be “transphobic”.

According to devout adherents of transgenderism within the civil service, the permanent government which runs the country regardless of who controls parliament, the terms “female” and “woman” cannot be defined, with certain definitions of the latter word sometimes constituting “transphobic” slights.

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Italian Gay Pride Parade Features Topless Virgin Mary

ROME — This weekend’s Gay Pride parade in Cremona, Italy, featured a bare-breasted mannequin dressed as the Virgin Mary, sparking an intense national debate on social media and elsewhere.

In a move that many Christians have decried as “blasphemous,” marchers paraded the mannequin decorated with BDSM studded black leather and topped with a blue Marian veil complete with halo.

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Virginia School District Sued for Forcing Teachers to Hide Students’ Gender Identity From Parents

Virginia’s Harrisonburg City Public Schools is violating the rights of parents and teachers by forcing the latter to address students by their preferred name and gender pronouns “on pain of discipline” while hiding students’ gender identities from their parents, according to a new lawsuit.

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WaPo Forced to Issue Correction After Lying About DeSantis Plans to Prevent Medicaid From Funding Gender Transition

Today The Washington Post was forced to issue a correction in an article about Ron DeSantis. The correction came after WaPo reported that DeSantis had signed a budget of $101.5 billion.

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

  1. How the heck did Boris survive the no-confidence vote?
    That person is a menace to the UK and a disgrace to the office of PM.

    • Likely due to the fact it was other politicians voting on the issue. His sins just weren’t that big of a deal to fellow sinners. That, and the fact that as the biggest and most incompetent ringleader in a circus of clowns there just weren’t any clowns of remotely comparable stature to replace him were he to have been voted out.

      • The UK needs to restore power to the monarchy. Even Charles would be better than the clowns in the House of Commons.

  2. The best news feed out there! I depend on it every day. Excellent that you solved your computer problems. As a teacher of 50 years, I have survived several computer crashes and I know how disturbing they can be. Great recovery!!

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    Political Scientist:
    “Now we can say hello in NATO negotiations”

    Published 7 June 2022 at 11.15 in Fria Tider

    The Social Democrats’ renewed PKK deal with political savage Amineh Kakabaveh could lower Sweden’s chances of Nato membership, according to analysts.

    – If it is true that she has received the promise of party secretary Tobias Baudin (S), among others, that she will have continued support for her demands on Kurdish issues, we can definitely say hello in the NATO negotiations, says political scientist Marja Lemne to Dagens Nyheter.

    Tobias Baudin announced today that the PKK agreement that the Social Democrats concluded with Amineh Kakabaveh in November is still valid. This is to persuade Kakabaveh not to vote to remove Justice Minister Morgan Johansson (S) in the no-confidence vote later on Tuesday. Under the agreement, the S will cooperate with the PYD, the Syrian branch of the Kurdish terrorist organisation PKK.

    Socialist political scientist Ulf Bjereld writes on his blog that Turkey and President Erdogan “now have an opportunity to exploit the situation and (falsely) claim that Sweden allows terrorists to have political influence in the country”.

    https://www.friatider.se/statsvetare-nu-kan-vi-halsa-hem-i-natoforhandlingarna

  4. SWEDEN – SWEDEN – SWEDEN

    The mosque guard who led the mob: “The police chief promised that Paludan would not be allowed to come”
    62-year-old charged after attack in Uppsala. “The police chief came to the mosque and told us that the police sympathise with us. “0

    Police officers can’t cope with the workload
    Majority say they cannot cope with the workload. “Work hard and overtime but still feel they are not enough.”

  5. Sariful Sheikh alias Sher Mohammed, a 26-year-old man from West Bengal, hacked off his wife’s right hand in the early hours of Monday, June 6 to prevent her from taking up a government job. Sariful Sheikh then proceeded to conceal the severed body parts at his home, ensuring that the physicians would be unable to reattach them.

    https://kreately.in/sariful-sheikh-chops-off-her-hand-and-hides-the-severed-body-part-so-that-physicians-cannot-reattach-it/

  6. Wir schaffen das , this time with Ukrainians !!, Deutschland is kaputt!!,naive and reckless Germans !! , your kids and grandkids will suffer the most ..

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