Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/9/2022

For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of gas in the USA is over $5. Meanwhile, inflation in Hungary is over 10% for the first time in 20 years.

In other news, the German government is recommending that citzens be vaccinated against monkeypox.

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Financial Crisis
» For the First Time Ever, The National Average Gas Price is $5
» Hungarian Inflation Reaches Double Digits
» Two-Thirds of Americans Expect Inflation to Intensify, Poll Finds: ‘It’s All Expensive as Hell’
 
USA
» 2 Arrested, Facing Murder Charges in Philadelphia Shooting
» Alleged Kavanaugh Assassination Attempt Latest Instance of Violence, Intimidation Toward Pro-Lifers
» AZ GOP Candidate Defends Elderly Woman Attacked by Democrat Activist
» Biden Approval Sinks to 22% Among Young Adults, 24% Among Hispanics: Poll
» Biden Warns of ‘Mini-Revolution’ if Roe V. Wade is Repealed
» Breaking: Trudeau Says GOP ‘Interference’ Holds Back ‘Climate Leadership, ‘ and Newsom’s California Shows ‘How to Do Things’
» Breaking: Timcast IRL Evacuated During Live Broadcast Due to ‘Potentially Credible Threat’, Police on Scene
» Democrats Push Off Supreme Court Protection Bill After Armed Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Kavanaugh
» DeSantis: ‘We Don’t Let People Get Harassed About Their Vaccine Status and Masks’
» Elderly Woman Rushed to Austin Hospital After Explosion Causes Fire at La Grange Church
» Eric Adams Finally Drops Toddler Mask Mandate in NYC
» FBI Raids Home of Nicholas Roske, Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder of Brett Kavanaugh
» Former House Rep Pleads Guilty to Ballot-Stuffing for Dems in Five Elections
» Freeport LNG Explosion Raises Risk of European Winter Energy Crisis
» GETTR Adds Vision Feature, A New TikTok Competitor
» Google Tells Congress the Proposed Antitrust Bill Would Hinder Its Censorship Efforts
» Gov. Ron DeSantis to WaPo, ‘Legacy Media’ After ‘Smear’ Attempt: ‘We Don’t Care What You Think Anymore’
» House Conservatives Propose Balancing Budget in 7 Years With $16.6t in Cuts
» Joy Behar Faces Ridicule for Saying “Once Black People Get Guns in This Country, The Gun Laws Will Change”
» Maine District Attorney Race Draws in $350k From Soros-Backed PAC
» ‘Men, Meet Your Responsibilities, ‘ DeSantis Says Men Have Big Role to Play in Society
» Poll: Harriet Hageman ‘Overwhelming Favorite’ To Oust Liz Cheney, Up 28 Points
» Rand Paul Slams Dems, Media for ‘Ginning Up Violent Crazy People’ In Wake of Kavanaugh Assassination Attempt
» Revealed: ‘Ministry of Truth’ Formed to Fight ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Regarding COVID-19, 2020 Election, Domestic Violent Extremism
» Revealed: DHS Disinformation Board Pushed for Partnership With Social Media Platforms
» Secret Grand Jury in San Diego Indicts Alleged Antifa Members Accused of Brutal Assaults
» Sen. Graham on Bill for Security for SCOTUS Justices’ Families: Dems’ Strategy Will Lead to Murder
» Soros to Fight Prosecutor Recalls, Elect More Liberal DAs
» VPN Detection Service Tells US Copyright Office to Make VPN Detection Tools Mandatory to Fight GEO-Piracy
» Washington Post Fires Felicia Sonmez Following Days of Tweetstorms Attacking Paper, Colleagues
 
Canada
» Breaking: Newsom Praises Trudeau’s ‘Leadership’ on Gun Safety Over Proposed Handgun Ban
» Canadian Attorney General Declares People Do Not Have the Right to Own Property
» Docs: Painting Convoy to Ottawa as ‘Ideologically Motivated’ Extremists Was Talking Point Prepped by Public Safety
» Feds Delay Access to Information Filings About Spy Flights Over Convoy
» Trudeau Liberals Seek to Prohibit Spreading ‘False Information’ About Canadian Elections
 
Europe and the EU
» Battle in the European Parliament: Polish MEP Reminds VP Barley During Debate That She Called for Hungary and Poland to be ‘Starved’
» British ‘Anti-Racist Action Plan’ Quotes Black Panthers, Demands Racial Quotas
» Bulgaria Says “We’ve Done Enough” On Ukraine Aid as NATO-EU Cracks Deepen
» German Govt’s Vaccine Advisory Panel Now Recommending Jabs for Monkeypox
» Hungary Extends War Emergency Until November
» Irish President Links Church Massacre to Climate Change — Ignores Islamism
» Julian Assange Spying Case: Judge Suggests CIA May Have Received Illicitly Recorded Conversations
» ‘Maybe I Was Wrong’ — Paris Police Chief Apologizes for Champions League Policing ‘Failure’ Which Saw Soccer Fans Tear-Gassed by Authorities and Robbed by Local Gangs
» Nanny State UK Looks to Ban Smoking — for Younger Generations
» Polish President Visits Portugal and Italy to Lobby for Ukraine
» Resistance is Futile: Brussels Scheming to Integrate UK Into EU-Wide Defence Plan
» Was the Plane Carrying Two Polish Energy Company CEOs Sabotaged in Kazakhstan?
» ‘You Will Eat Bugs and be Happy’ — UK School Kids to Eat Mealworms as Part of ‘Great Reset’ Rollout
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Remember the Liberty!
» Watch: Klaus Schwab Advisor Yuval Noah Harari on the New Age of Digital Surveillance
 
Russia
» Russia-Ukraine War: What Happened Today (June 9)
» UK Outraged After 2 British ‘Mercenaries’ Handed Death Sentences by Pro-Russian Donetsk Court
» Ukrainian Official Admits She Lied About Russians Committing Mass Rape to Convince Countries to Send More Weapons
 
Australia — Pacific
» Kiwi Criminals Could be Allowed to Stay in Australia After New Zealand Requested Major Change to Deportation Rules as Jacinda Ardern Hails ‘Reset’ Of Relations Alongside Labor ‘Friend’ Anthony Albanese
» New Zealand: Cow Farts and Burps to be Taxed for Climate Change in Backdoor Meat Tax
» Why Australia Should Not Feel Guilty About Ramping Up Coal Power to Deal With the Energy Crisis — as China and India Build Hundreds of New Power Plants and Ignore Emissions Targets
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» ‘Worse Than the Arab Spring’ — UN Warns 49 Million Face Famine, Food Insecurity
 
Latin America
» Telegram to Start Flagging “Fake News” In Brazil
 
Immigration
» France: Drunk African Migrant Breaks Teen Girl’s Nose
» France: 3 Algerian Migrants Arrested for Slitting 70-Year-Old Woman’s Throat
» Spain’s Vox Party Warns of Danger of ‘Multicultural Hotspots’ After Champions League Chaos
 
Culture Wars
» Activists Plan to Block Entrances and ‘Shut Down’ Supreme Court to Prevent Expected Roe v. Wade Ruling
» Breaking: Libs of TikTok Twitter Account Reinstated Following Suspension for Drag Show Thread
» Breaking: Disney Exec Who Opposed Desantis’ Parental Rights Bill Ousted
» EU Sets Women’s Quota for Private Boards
» Gay Pride Month
» Health Researchers Call for Term ‘Morbidly Obese’ To be Memory-Holed
» ‘Jane’s Revenge’ Targets Pro-Life Pregnancy Center in North Carolina
» Louisiana Transgender Sports Ban to Become Law
» The City of Lyon Wants to Create ‘Gender-Neutral’ Cycle Paths
» Top 10 Most Dystopian Things Pushed by the World Economic Forum: No.2 Controlling Minds
» Unelected Gov Kathy Hochul Demands New York State Colleges Commit to New Pronoun Policies
» WEF Caught Scrubbing ‘You Will Own Nothing and be Happy’ Post From Internet
 

For the First Time Ever, The National Average Gas Price is $5

GasBuddy reports the national average for gasoline at the pump has hit $5 per gallon, setting a new record in the U.S., as fuel inflation shows no signs of abating amid severe bottlenecks in refining and robust demand as peak driving season is underway.

“BREAKING: According to GasBuddy, the national average has reached $5 per gallon,” Petroleum analysis expert at GasBuddy, Patrick De Haan tweeted Thursday morning.

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

Hungarian Inflation Reaches Double Digits

For the first time in 20 years, Hungarian inflation shot above the 10 percent psychological threshold, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) reported on Wednesday.

While the headline figure is certainly bad news for the country, Hungary’s peers are faring even worse: The latest data show inflation at 13.9 percent in Poland, 14.2 percent in Czechia, 13.8 percent in Romania, and 11.8 percent in Slovakia.

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

Two-Thirds of Americans Expect Inflation to Intensify, Poll Finds: ‘It’s All Expensive as Hell’

Two-thirds of Americans think inflation will get worse this year — prompting many to slash their savings while cutting back on going out to eat and finding ways to avoid driving, according to a new poll released Thursday.

The national survey of more than 1,000 adults in late April and early May found that 66% expect the prices of essential goods and services to increase in the next year, the Washington Post reported.

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

2 Arrested, Facing Murder Charges in Philadelphia Shooting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men are facing murder charges and have been arrested in Virginia in the death of two bystanders in last weekend’s shooting in a busy entertainment district in Philadelphia, officials said Thursday.

The men will be extradited to face charges in Philadelphia and will not be given bail in Saturday night’s shooting on South Street, city officials said at a news conference.

Three people died overall. Two of the people killed were bystanders, authorities have said.

Joanne Pescatore, homicide unit chief at the Philadelphia district attorney’s office, said that according to surveillance video, the two men, who are friends and had fled to Virginia together, fired randomly into the crowd in response to hearing gunshots down the block. It did not appear that the men and the victims knew one another…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Alleged Kavanaugh Assassination Attempt Latest Instance of Violence, Intimidation Toward Pro-Lifers

An armed man who threatened to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was arrested outside the justice’s home in Maryland on Wednesday in the latest instance of violence and intimidation toward pro-lifers since the unprecedented Supreme Court draft opinion leak last month.

Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, was carrying a gun, ammunition, a knife, pepper spray, a screwdriver, zip ties, and other gear when he was arrested by Montgomery County Police Department officers in the early morning hours Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint.

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

AZ GOP Candidate Defends Elderly Woman Attacked by Democrat Activist

Blake Masters, an Arizona Republican candidate for the US Senate, defended an elderly woman who was assaulted by a Democratic activist at a GOP candidate mixer on Saturday night in Green Valley, Arizona.

Despite taking action into his own hands to help the elderly woman from being further attacked, left-wing journalists and activists targeted Masters, painting him as the villain.

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

Biden Approval Sinks to 22% Among Young Adults, 24% Among Hispanics: Poll

Approval of President Biden’s job performance slipped to just 33% in a poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University — as even key Democratic voting blocs such as young people and racial minorities give the president a big thumbs-down.

The survey, conducted June 3-6, found that 22% of Americans ages 18-34 approve of Biden’s performance — the lowest rating of any age group. Just 24% of Hispanic voters and 49% of black voters said they approve of Biden’s work.

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

Biden Warns of ‘Mini-Revolution’ if Roe V. Wade is Repealed

President Joe Biden on Thursday warned of the potential for a “mini revolution” in November’s mid-term elections should the Supreme Court decide to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which made the right to have an abortion a constitutionally protected right.

Biden’s remarks come hours after a man travelled from California to Maryland with the intent on taking the life of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who has voiced his decision to repeal Roe v. Wade in a leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion earlier this year.

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

Breaking: Trudeau Says GOP ‘Interference’ Holds Back ‘Climate Leadership, ‘ and Newsom’s California Shows ‘How to Do Things’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday, where they are both attending the ninth Summit of the Americas. The press conference focused mainly on the joint efforts of Canada and the state to fight climate change.

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

Breaking: Timcast IRL Evacuated During Live Broadcast Due to ‘Potentially Credible Threat’, Police on Scene

On Wednesday’s live episode of Timcast IRL, the in-studio crew was forced to evacuate due to what was referred to as a “potentially credible threat.”

At around 9:30pm EST, as Ian Crossland was speaking, Pool suddenly announced that they were being instructed to evacuate the building.

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

Democrats Push Off Supreme Court Protection Bill After Armed Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Kavanaugh

House Democrats on Wednesday again pushed off the consideration of Senate-approved legislation that would offer additional protection to Supreme Court justices — just a day after man was charged with attempting to murder Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Tuesday made a unanimous consent request to bring the legislation that would increase security for justices to the House floor for consideration on Tuesday and again on Wednesday, after the arrest and charging of 26-year-old Nicholas Roske, who allegedly intended to carry out a murder-suicide plot against Kavanaugh at his Maryland home.

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

DeSantis: ‘We Don’t Let People Get Harassed About Their Vaccine Status and Masks’

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference on June 8 at the Cox Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach. He discussed the actions being taken by his administration to positively impact the natural ecosystem of Florida.

After speaking about Florida’s climate change and environment, DeSantis didn’t hesitate to remind people about his stance on vaccine statuses and mask mandates.

We don’t let people get harassed about their vaccine status and masks,” he said.

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

Elderly Woman Rushed to Austin Hospital After Explosion Causes Fire at La Grange Church

FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas — An elderly woman was rushed to an Austin hospital after a large fire broke out at a Catholic church in Fayette County Thursday morning.

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek said in a press release that firefighters responded around 6:27 a.m. after reports of an explosion at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, located at 936 FM2436 in Hostyn. This is just south of La Grange and about 67 miles southeast of Austin.

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas — An elderly woman was rushed to an Austin hospital after a large fire broke out at a Catholic church in Fayette County Thursday morning.

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek said in a press release that firefighters responded around 6:27 a.m. after reports of an explosion at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, located at 936 FM2436 in Hostyn. This is just south of La Grange and about 67 miles southeast of Austin.

Several deputies and fire departments responded including LaGrange Fire Department, Schulenburg Fire Department, Muldoon Fire Department, and Fayetteville Fire Department.

When fire crews arrived, they located an elderly woman inside who had suffered burns and was transported to Dell-Seton Hospital in Austin by Fayette County EMS.

Sheriff Korenek is asking the community to keep the victim in their prayers.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Eric Adams Finally Drops Toddler Mask Mandate in NYC

On Thursday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced via Twitter that he’s will be lifting the mask mandate for children ages 2 to 4 early next week.

The move comes after months of NYC parents demanding that the mayor drop the mandate, saying it was “dystopian” and “depressing.”

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

FBI Raids Home of Nicholas Roske, Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder of Brett Kavanaugh

FBI agents raided the California home of Nicholas Roske, who has been charged with trying to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Federal officials Wednesday night converged on the Roske family’s one-story house in Simi Valley and busted down the front door after obtaining a search warrant.

Neighbors told ABC 7 Eyewitness News that the feds also were canvassing the area and asking questions about Roske.

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

Former House Rep Pleads Guilty to Ballot-Stuffing for Dems in Five Elections

A former congressman has pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to fraudulently create votes for Democratic candidates in five different election years.

Michael “Ozzie” Myers, 79, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of conspiracy to deprive voters of civil rights, bribery, obstruction of justice, falsification of voting records, and conspiring to illegally vote in a federal election.

Myers paid Philadelphia election officials upwards of $5,000 per election to add fraudulent votes on voting machines—a practice called “ringing up” votes—and to falsely certify the voting machine tallies were accurate.

Carried out in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 elections in Philadelphia, the scheme benefitted candidates for federal, state and local offices, including judicial candidates. According to the FBI, Myers solicited payments from candidates in the form of cash or checks, with some labelled as “consulting fees.”

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

Freeport LNG Explosion Raises Risk of European Winter Energy Crisis

A fire at one of the world’s biggest suppliers of liquefied natural gas has thrown Europe’s fragile energy security into doubt and spooked global gas markets.

Freeport LNG, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer in Texas, will shut its doors for at least three weeks, the company confirmed to CNN Business.

“The cause of the fire at Freeport LNG’s liquefaction facility on Quintana Island remains under investigation,” Heather Browne, a company spokesperson, said.

Europe has snapped up global stocks of LNG in recent months as it attempts to sharply pivot away from Russia’s natural gas exports. The region, including the United Kingdom, imported 28.2 million tons between February and April, according to Independent Commodity Intelligence Services — up 29% from the same period last year.

The United States is the world’s largest supplier of LNG, accounting for just over a fifth of global exports, according to data from analytics firm Vortexa. Output from the Freeport LNG facility makes up 18% of these exports…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

GETTR Adds Vision Feature, A New TikTok Competitor

GETTR’s short video feature Vision, which is in beta testing, is now available to more people. The feature is an alternative to Big Tech competitors like TikTok and Instagram Reels.

Vision allows users to create entertaining 60-seconds videos with technology that matches its big rivals like TikTok. Its main selling point is that GETTR is more of a free-speech platform compared to mainstream rivals.

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

Google Tells Congress the Proposed Antitrust Bill Would Hinder Its Censorship Efforts

Google continues to lobby and campaign against legislative efforts aimed at curbing its monopolistic power, this time openly, in a blog post.

Google claims that antitrust legislation — whose goal is to loosen the stranglehold it has on the market and competitors — would prevent it from censoring “disinformation.”

In the past months, the tech giant has used other avenues as well, from (fake) grassroots support that it purports to have, to spending millions on professional lobbyists in Washington DC.

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

Gov. Ron DeSantis to WaPo, ‘Legacy Media’ After ‘Smear’ Attempt: ‘We Don’t Care What You Think Anymore’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis condemned the Washington Post and “the legacy media” during a press conference on Wednesday in which he told them, “We don’t care what you think anymore.”

At an appearance in West Palm Beach, DeSantis was asked about a recent piece from the Washington Post that accused his press secretary Christina Pushaw of potentially violating the Foreign Agents Registration (FARA) Act by belatedly registering herself as a foreign agent for the former president of the country of Georgia.

DeSantis called the article a “smear piece” and said he was “not deterred” by the attempt.

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

House Conservatives Propose Balancing Budget in 7 Years With $16.6t in Cuts

The Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest conservative caucus in the House, on Thursday released its annual model federal budget proposal, which the committee says would balance the federal budget in seven years and advance socially conservative measures.

Dubbed the “Blueprint to save America,” the group projects that over 10 years, its fiscal year 2023 model budget would cut federal spending by $16.6 trillion more than current Congressional Budget Office projections, if taxes and spending remain generally unchanged.

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

Joy Behar Faces Ridicule for Saying “Once Black People Get Guns in This Country, The Gun Laws Will Change”

The View host Joy Behar faced ridicule for claiming on her show, “Once black people get guns in this country, the gun laws will change.”

Behar made the comments on the same day that House Democrats passed a sweeping gun control bill that would raise the age at which semi-automatics can be purchased from 18-21, although the legislation is almost certain to fail.

The host was responding to her black colleague claiming that, “Most AR-15 owners are former military…so that’s all I’m saying is that they’re not just crazy people.”

“Here’s the thing, once black people get guns in this country, the gun laws will change, trust me,” Behar responded.

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

Maine District Attorney Race Draws in $350k From Soros-Backed PAC

PORTLAND (WGME) — Some big out-of-state money is showing up in a relatively small Maine political race.

The ads are funded largely by George Soros, a multi-billionaire known for backing liberal candidates.

The ads, which are not running on CBS13 or FOX23, are attacking the current Cumberland County District Attorney’s past ties to the Republican party.

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

‘Men, Meet Your Responsibilities, ‘ DeSantis Says Men Have Big Role to Play in Society

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has repeated his calls for men to step up and to help end the problem of fatherlessness, which the governor attributes to be a leading cause of the nation’s social problems.

Speaking in an interview with conservative host Dave Rubin, which was published on Wednesday, DeSantis called on men to “meet your responsibilities.”

“If you look at all the different problems society could deal with, a huge number of them are rooted in kids growing up without having a father in the home,” DeSantis said. “Part of it is sending a message. Men, meet your responsibilities. You have a responsibility.”

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

Poll: Harriet Hageman ‘Overwhelming Favorite’ To Oust Liz Cheney, Up 28 Points

Wyoming Republican House candidate Harriet Hageman is the “overwhelming favorite” to oust establishment Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), Fabrizio, Lee & Associates polling revealed this week.

Hageman leads Cheney among primary voters by 28 points. Hageman received 56 percent. Cheney only received 28 percent.

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

Rand Paul Slams Dems, Media for ‘Ginning Up Violent Crazy People’ In Wake of Kavanaugh Assassination Attempt

Senator Rand Paul reacted Wednesday to the arrest of an armed assassin outside the home of conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, noting that the White House and Democrats have actively encouraged such ‘crazy people’ to go to the homes of Supreme Court justices.

Referring to his own brutal attack at the hands of a crazed leftist a few years ago, Paul said “As a victim of politically motivated violence I’m particularly sensitive to this. I’ve been speaking out since the beginning.”

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

Revealed: ‘Ministry of Truth’ Formed to Fight ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Regarding COVID-19, 2020 Election, Domestic Violent Extremism

Late Wednesday evening, Senators Josh Hawley and Chuck Grassley released whistleblower documents pertaining to the now “paused” Department of Homeland Security Disinformation Governance Board, revealing the true mission behind the board’s formation.

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

Revealed: DHS Disinformation Board Pushed for Partnership With Social Media Platforms

The unraveling of the US Department of Homeland Security’s “disinformation board” has brought to light a number of controversial and interesting insights.

One of them is that the board was supposed to serve as a tool for the government to “work with” privately-owned social media platforms — specifically Twitter — by co-opting them as “stakeholders” in efforts to suppress debate about “conspiracy theories” — such as information around Covid, vaccines, and election integrity.

Silicon Valley social media platforms wield enormous power in the digital public square but refuse to accept any responsibility that comes with it.

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

Secret Grand Jury in San Diego Indicts Alleged Antifa Members Accused of Brutal Assaults

A secret grand jury in San Diego indicted 11 alleged Antifa members accused of being part of a network of violent cells in southern California that planned and carried out brutal attacks on the public last year.

Ten of the 11 defendants were in court on Tuesday in front of Judge Michael Groch, and were informed of a 29 felony count indictment issued by the grand jury. The defendants are accused of violent attacks on the public at Pacific Beach, Calif. on Jan. 9 last year.

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

Sen. Graham on Bill for Security for SCOTUS Justices’ Families: Dems’ Strategy Will Lead to Murder

Sen. Lindsey Graham warned that Democratic reluctance to pass legislation protecting Supreme Court justices’ families will “lead to somebody getting killed” Thursday on “Special Report.”

By passing the bill, Democrats “feel that they would be siding against the protesters,” he told host Bret Baier. “They agree with the protesters and don’t want to do anything that would be seen by the hard Left as a rejection of their strategy.”

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

Soros to Fight Prosecutor Recalls, Elect More Liberal DAs

With voters in San Francisco having recalled controversial prosecutor Chesa Boudin this week, critics are turning to other anti-bail, anti-jail DAs funded by liberal billionaire George Soros and his groups for ousters.

Topping that list are Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Steve Descano of Fairfax County, Virginia, and Buta Biberaj in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Each has been at the center of a handful of controversial decisions angering voters and drawing attention to their support for liberal policies pushed by megadonor Soros, including no-bail releases and ignoring charges filed by police.

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

VPN Detection Service Tells US Copyright Office to Make VPN Detection Tools Mandatory to Fight GEO-Piracy

It’s hard to believe it, but the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) could get worse if some of the provisions suggested to the Copyright Office to bring this legislation “up to date” get included.

One of them is a tool designed to detect Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). The idea happens to come from a company, GeoComply, selling one such detection tool.

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

Washington Post Fires Felicia Sonmez Following Days of Tweetstorms Attacking Paper, Colleagues

The Washington Post terminated its reporter Felicia Sonmez on Thursday after she waged war against the paper and her colleagues with tweetstorms for nearly an entire week.

Fox News confirmed that Sonmez is no longer with the paper. A spokesperson for the Post declined to comment. Sonmez did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Earlier in the day, Sonmez took a flamethrower to fellow staffers in another lengthy series of tweets, attacking those who had posted recent, strikingly similar messages of support for their paper.

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

Breaking: Newsom Praises Trudeau’s ‘Leadership’ on Gun Safety Over Proposed Handgun Ban

California Governor Gavin Newsom praised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “demonstrable leadership” when he moved “efficiently and effectively” on the issue of “gun safety,” at a press conference in California on Thursday.

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

Canadian Attorney General Declares People Do Not Have the Right to Own Property

Canadian Attorney General David Lametti announced this week that citizens do not have an “absolute right to own private property”.

Lametti who is also Justin Trudeau’s Justice Minister seems to be reminding people what communism looks like…

Canada is sliding down the slippery slope into authoritarian confiscation of property, bank accounts and more.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Docs: Painting Convoy to Ottawa as ‘Ideologically Motivated’ Extremists Was Talking Point Prepped by Public Safety

The Public Safety Minister’s office’s plans to smear protesters against COVID restrictions began as the Freedom Convoy landed in the nation’s capital on January 28, as evidenced in new documents obtained by Rebel News through access to information filings.

An email from the Minister’s office instructed the department and RCMP to focus on an “ideologically motivated angle” in writing their briefing notes and media talking points on the truckers.

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

Feds Delay Access to Information Filings About Spy Flights Over Convoy

“You can expect to receive a final response, on or before November 14, 2022,” wrote the director of access to information and privacy for the Department of National Defence.

The delay of an extra 160 days to respond to an access to information request filed by Rebel News for documents relating to reports of special forces aircraft flying over the convoy to Ottawa is justified by a requirement for inside consultation.

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

Trudeau Liberals Seek to Prohibit Spreading ‘False Information’ About Canadian Elections

Election integrity has become a hot topic as of late, and one of the ways to ensure things go off without a hitch is to have an informed public whose ideas haven’t been distorted by disinformation.

In a report submitted to the House of Commons on Tuesday, Chief Electoral Officer Stephane Perrault outlined his plan to quash disinformation about elections before it has a chance to spread throughout Canada.

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

Battle in the European Parliament: Polish MEP Reminds VP Barley During Debate That She Called for Hungary and Poland to be ‘Starved’

On Tuesday, the European Parliament debated the issue of EU funding for Poland, with left-wing MEPs calling on the EU to continue blocking financial aid to the country currently run by the conservative Law and Justice party (PiS). During the debate, a war of words erupted between Polish MEP Dominik Tarczynski and European Parliament Vice-President Katerina Barley, who has long called for funding to be cut to both Hungary and Poland.

Tarczynski, who serves in Poland’s ruling party, recalled Barley’s comments from two years ago, saying, “I would like to ask if it’s true that you said that Poland should be starved financially? Just indicate with your head yes or no. Did you use those words? Are you aware of how they sound in Poland, a country in which people starved to death as a result of what the Germans did? Can you appreciate what many Poles and Jews who starved at the hands of the Germans during the war must have felt at hearing such words?” asked Tarczynski. The MEP also posted a clip of the debate, writing, “Another debate about Poland is currently underway. Mrs. Katarina Barley claims that she never said anything about starving Poles. This is what a debate about facts looks like in the EP.”

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British ‘Anti-Racist Action Plan’ Quotes Black Panthers, Demands Racial Quotas

An ‘Anti-Racist Action Plan’ featuring Black Panther quotes and calls for racial quotas in government was unveiled this week by the government of Wales.

The Labour Party-led devolved government of First Minister Mark Drakeford vowed this week to tackle the allegedly widespread and systemic racism in Welsh schools, workplaces, and hospitals, releasing a lengthy “action plan” to transform the British country into an “anti-racist” society by 2030.

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Bulgaria Says “We’ve Done Enough” On Ukraine Aid as NATO-EU Cracks Deepen

Bulgaria says it’s “done enough” for Ukraine and has no plans to send heavy weapons, a Tuesday statement from Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov indicated.

“We’ll do what we have promised to do and there’s no need to reignite the debate every two weeks,” Petkov said. “We’ve supported the incoming refugees, we have sent all kinds of humanitarian aid, we have also been involved with repairing Ukraine’s heavy weapons and we’re in line with all sanctions against Russia.”

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German Govt’s Vaccine Advisory Panel Now Recommending Jabs for Monkeypox

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s independent vaccine advisory panel is recommending that shots against monkeypox be prioritized for people recently exposed to the virus that causes the disease.

The panel, known by its German acronym STIKO, circulated a draft recommendation Thursday in which it said that due to limited supply, the smallpox vaccine Imvanex should be made available first to people who were exposed to the virus in the previous 14 days.

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Hungary Extends War Emergency Until November

On Wednesday, the Hungarian parliament voted to extend the state of war emergency until November, thus allowing the government to act without parliamentary approval in order to react quickly to the economic crisis and the inflow of refugees from Ukraine.

Parliament first approved the war emergency on May 25, at which time Prime Minister Viktor Orban said “this war constitutes a permanent danger to Hungary, putting at risk our physical security and endangering the energy supply and material safety of our economy and families.”

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Irish President Links Church Massacre to Climate Change — Ignores Islamism

Ireland’s leftist president has attempted to link the recent massacre of at least 50 Catholic churchgoers in Nigeria to climate change, ignoring the issue of rampant Islamism in the country.

Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland, appears to have linked a recent mass shooting in Nigeria to the effects of climate change in the region.

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Julian Assange Spying Case: Judge Suggests CIA May Have Received Illicitly Recorded Conversations

The conversations between Julian Assange and his lawyers illicitly recorded by the Spanish security company UC Global at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder took refuge for years, could have been delivered to agents of the US secret services, according to Santiago Pedraz, the judge at Spain’s High Court, the Audiencia Nacional, in charge of the espionage case.

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‘Maybe I Was Wrong’ — Paris Police Chief Apologizes for Champions League Policing ‘Failure’ Which Saw Soccer Fans Tear-Gassed by Authorities and Robbed by Local Gangs

A Paris police chief has apologized for the French authorities’ “failure” to effectively police this year’s Champions League final at the Stade de France in Paris.

European club soccer’s flagship event was marred by disturbing scenes outside of France’s national stadium in the troubled multicultural Parisian commune of Saint-Denis on May 28, as primarily Liverpool supporters were denied entry onto the premises and tear-gassed by authorities, while others were victims of assault and robbery by local gangs, which police sources said were made up primarily of Middle Easterners and Africans.

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Nanny State UK Looks to Ban Smoking — for Younger Generations

The smoking age for cigarettes should be raised every year until no one can buy tobacco products, a British government-sponsored review has argued.

In the latest nanny state move from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, a review commissioned by Health Secretary Sajid Javid — a former smoker — has called for the legal age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products to be raised by one year every year until smoking is effectively banned in Britain.

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Polish President Visits Portugal and Italy to Lobby for Ukraine

Polish President Andrzej Duda is visiting Portugal and Italy to convince the two countries to grant EU candidate status to Ukraine.

On Wednesday evening, Duda met Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, where they discussed the situation in Ukraine and the potential of offering Ukraine candidate status for accession to the EU.

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Resistance is Futile: Brussels Scheming to Integrate UK Into EU-Wide Defence Plan

Despite having long left the European Union, Brussels appears to now be scheming about bringing the UK back into the bloc’s military ambitions by integrating the country into a common defence framework.

A long time goal for many Eurofederalists on the continent, the very concept of a pan-EU army was one of the major red flags which led to many opting to campaign to get the UK out of the transnational bloc.

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Was the Plane Carrying Two Polish Energy Company CEOs Sabotaged in Kazakhstan?

After a mysterious fuel leak occurred on a plane carrying Polish energy company leaders in Kazakhstan, there is speculation that the high-profile delegation may have been the victim of foreign intelligence agencies attempting to sabotage the aircraft.

Both the executive Charmin of Poland’s energy giant PKN Orlen, Daniel Obajtek, and CEO of gas conglomerate PGNiG Iwona Waksmundzka-Olejniczak were negotiating a major deal with Kazakhstan that went well beyond the import of oil from the country, and may have been about securing natural gas supplies, according to Polish energy expert and editor of portal BiznesAlert.pl Wojciech Jakóbik.

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‘You Will Eat Bugs and be Happy’ — UK School Kids to Eat Mealworms as Part of ‘Great Reset’ Rollout

A new pilot program in the UK has replaced all meat on school lunch plates with “insect-based alternatives,” as part of the ‘Great Reset’ agenda.

Crickets and mealworms are now being force-fed to schoolchildren in Wales, who are being treated like cattle.

The globalists, as reported by the Rair Foundation “intend to motivate students and parents to get away from meat to protect the climate.”

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Remember the Liberty!

By David Martin

Most Americans have never heard of the Israeli, Ephraim “Eppie” Evron. A half century ago, in May of 1967, he was deputy chief of mission in the Israeli embassy in Washington and in that ostensible capacity had a meeting with President Lyndon Johnson in the Oval Office on May 26. From all indications, as we learn from Phillip Nelson in Remember the Liberty!: Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas, Evron was likely the real power in the embassy as the top Mossad official there. An even more interesting thing about Evron was that he was “one of the main conspirators” in the infamous Lavon Affair, a failed plot in 1954 by Israel to bomb U.S. and British facilities in Egypt and pin it on Arab extremists. (In 2005 the Israeli government outrageously honored nine of its agents involved in that episode.) …

Thirteen days after that meeting, on June 8, 1967, on the fourth day of Israel’s highly successful Six-Day War with its Arab neighbors, after hours of aerial surveillance, Israel would launch a murderous, multi-staged assault on the American intelligence ship, the USS Liberty.

The identity of the ship was as unmistakable as if it had been the Statue of Liberty. It was bristling with antennas, it flew a large American flag, and its name was clearly painted on its stern. The 4-foot high identification numbers on either side of the bow were in Latin writing, GTR-5, not in Arabic. The weather and visibility were perfect.

Beginning shortly after dawn, “at least twelve, possibly thirteen Israeli aircraft began surveilling the Liberty, some of which were only 1,000 feet or less in altitude, apparently to photograph and ‘map’ her for later targeting purposes.” The assault began without warning just before 2:00 p.m. when three curiously unmarked French-built Mirage fighter jets “bore down on the ship in a fast low-level attack.

[This article was part of a more extensive account whose link is given at the end providing more details including on John McCain’s role, officer statements on U.S. President Johnson’s role, and incredible events that blew the lid off the coverup.]

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Watch: Klaus Schwab Advisor Yuval Noah Harari on the New Age of Digital Surveillance

On last night’s episode of the Ezra Levant Show, we examined the startling rhetoric and eerie predictions of known Klaus Schwab ally and Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari.

From seemingly supporting a massive increase in digital surveillance — apparently even “under the skin” — to the labeling of large sectors of the population as “useless” due to the incoming artificial intelligence revolution, it is clear that Mr. Harari views himself as a step above the plebian masses that he lectures to.

Harari has also been happy to slam religion and free will as “fake news.”

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Russia-Ukraine War: What Happened Today (June 9)

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

Russian forces control most of the city of Sievierodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, with Ukrainians holding ground in its industrial zone, the governor of Luhansk said on social media. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described the battle as the epicenter and key to the fate of the Donbas region. Both sides are believed to be suffering heavy losses in the urban fighting but are keeping casualty figures quiet. Western intelligence agencies say that a Russian victory in Sievierodonetsk would allow Russia to continue pushing farther into parts of eastern Ukraine.

Radiation detectors at the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant are back online. The International Atomic Energy Agency says the detectors have found normal radiation levels at Chernobyl, the site of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters in 1986. Russia seized the plant on the first day of its invasion in February. Russia’s actions in the area raised international concerns they could cause radiation to spike in the exclusion zone around the plant. Ukraine retook control of the area in late March.

Two British citizens and a Moroccan received death sentences for fighting for Ukraine, in a court in the pro-Russian separatist Donetsk region. Russia’s RIA Novosti reported that Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner of the United Kingdom and Saaudun Brahim from Morocco are accused of being mercenaries, who surrendered in Mariupol, Ukraine, in April. They have a month to appeal the sentence, the state news agency said. The British foreign secretary condemned the ruling as “a sham judgement with absolutely no legitimacy.”

A Ukrainian court upheld a ban on a political party with ties to Russia. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a law last month banning pro-Russian parties from government. The law allows the justice ministry to seize the assets of any party that “glorifies or justifies any armed aggression” against Ukraine. Before Russia’s invasion, the only pro-Russian party in parliament held about one-tenth of seats. After the invasion, the party disbanded, rebranded and came back with an anti-war stance. But officials ordered the party to liquidate. Now there’s no official pro-Russian position in Ukraine’s government for the first time since independence 30 years ago.

At least 4.8 million refugees from Ukraine are in Europe, according to the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR. The updated figure is based on data from national authorities and reflects Ukrainians’ movements into different countries, as well as those returning home, since the Russian invasion. As of Tuesday, the agency recorded 7.3 million border crossings from Ukraine and another 2.3 million crossings back into the country.

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UK Outraged After 2 British ‘Mercenaries’ Handed Death Sentences by Pro-Russian Donetsk Court

Initially reports suggested that a pair of captured British foreign fighters in Russian military custody faced 20 years in jail, but the final ruling in what Western observers have condemned as a “show trial” has ended up shockingly worse. On Thursday 28-year old Aiden Aslin and 48-year old Shaun Pinner have been sentenced to death by a court in the pro-Russian breakaway republic of Donetsk.

The British nationals had been serving in the Ukrainian military, but were captured in April while fighting in now Russian-conquered Mariupol. They appeared in a Donetsk court this week on charges of “terrorism” and “being a mercenary”. On Wednesday Russian state RIA Novosti aired footage of the men pleading “guilty” to the crimes, which critics say was coerced. A captured Moroccan national fighting for the Ukrainians, Saaudun Brahim, was also sentenced to death in the same proceedings.

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Ukrainian Official Admits She Lied About Russians Committing Mass Rape to Convince Countries to Send More Weapons

The top Ukrainian official who was fired for spreading misinformation has admitted that she lied about Russians committing mass rape in order to convince western countries to send more weapons to Ukraine.

Lyudmila Denisova, the former Ukrainian Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights, was removed from her position following a vote of no confidence in the Ukrainian parliament which passed by a margin of 234-to-9.

Parliament member Pavlo Frolov specifically accused Denisova of pushing misinformation that “only harmed Ukraine” in relation to “the numerous details of ‘unnatural sexual offenses’ and child sexual abuses in the occupied territories, which were unsupported by evidence.”

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Kiwi Criminals Could be Allowed to Stay in Australia After New Zealand Requested Major Change to Deportation Rules as Jacinda Ardern Hails ‘Reset’ Of Relations Alongside Labor ‘Friend’ Anthony Albanese

Anthony Albanese will consider New Zealand’s longstanding request to stop deporting criminals with kiwi passports when they have no ties to the nation.

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New Zealand: Cow Farts and Burps to be Taxed for Climate Change in Backdoor Meat Tax

In an apparent backdoor effort to tax meat, the burps and farts of cattle and sheep are set to be taxed by the leftist government of New Zealand in a bid to, they claim, save the world.

The left-wing Labour government of Jacinda Ardern has drafted proposals to levy taxes against farmers for the methane emissions produced by cows and sheep in what would be the world’s first green tax on livestock.

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Why Australia Should Not Feel Guilty About Ramping Up Coal Power to Deal With the Energy Crisis — as China and India Build Hundreds of New Power Plants and Ignore Emissions Targets

The new Labor government is urging coal power plants to increase output as soon as possible as the east coast shivers through a freezing winter and global gas prices soar.

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‘Worse Than the Arab Spring’ — UN Warns 49 Million Face Famine, Food Insecurity

The current state of global food insecurity is worse than the conditions that preceded the Arab Spring, leaders from global food organisations have warned.

A joint report this week from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) claimed that there are currently 49 million people in 46 countries who are at risk of falling into famine or famine-like conditions, including 750,000 people already in catastrophic conditions.

Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen remained at the highest alert level from the previous report, and now Afghanistan and Somalia have been added to the list.

The authors of the report pointed to the impacts of the Chinese coronavirus, which has resulted in global supply chain issues due to government lockdowns, as well as the impacts of the war in Ukraine and climate factors as exacerbating the “multiple, looming food crises”.

David Beasley, a former U.S. state governor and the executive director of the World Food Programme, told Euractiv that the global food crisis could result in widespread social unrest on a greater scale than the Arab Spring, which saw mass uprisings and armed rebellions across the Middle East in the early 2010s.

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Telegram to Start Flagging “Fake News” In Brazil

Another election campaign is in progress, and so is another crackdown on social media — this time in Brazil.

And it’s “fake news and misinformation” that Facebook (Meta) in particular is going after. President Jair Bolsonaro, who is up for reelection this October, seems to be the center of attention here.

When years ago, the politician, whom English language press routinely describe as “far-right,” realized that Facebook’s WhatsApp was artificially limiting dissemination of content, he turned to Telegram.

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France: Drunk African Migrant Breaks Teen Girl’s Nose

A teenage girl had her nose broken by an illegal migrant from Africa during an altercation in France last week, according to reports.

The disturbing incident unfolded at around 5 p.m. on May 30 in Nice, a city on the French Riviera.

A group of around a dozen schoolchildren was harassed by an African male near Garibaldi Square on the Promenade du Paillon, Nice Matin reports.

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France: 3 Algerian Migrants Arrested for Slitting 70-Year-Old Woman’s Throat

Three illegal Algerian migrants slashed a 70-year-old woman’s throat inside her residence in a retirement home in the French town of Mulhouse on Monday, announced the town’s public prosecutor, Edwige Roux-Morizot.

The victim’s body was discovered in her bathroom shortly before 4 p.m with a slash wound on her throat and stab wounds on her arms; the injuries indicated that she probably tried to defend herself. The prosecutor described “signs of great violence,” with the septuagenarian’s accommodation in complete disarray.

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Spain’s Vox Party Warns of Danger of ‘Multicultural Hotspots’ After Champions League Chaos

Following the chaos that occurred before the Champions League final in Paris, Spain’s Vox party has warned about the danger of “multicultural hotspots” spreading to other areas of Europe.

As we previously highlighted, the final had to be delayed after people described as “local youths” stormed stadium security, vaulting fences and entering the ground without tickets as well as carrying out countless robberies and assaults on tourists visiting for the game who they saw as easy prey.

Most of the criminals were comprised of local migrant-background men who live in the ethnic suburb of Saint-Denis, where the Stade de France is located, which is home to a whopping 400,000 illegal immigrants, most of whom are from North Africa and the Middle East.

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Activists Plan to Block Entrances and ‘Shut Down’ Supreme Court to Prevent Expected Roe v. Wade Ruling

Authored by Jackson Elliott via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Protest organizing group Shut Down D.C. plans to block access to the Supreme Court in Washington on June 13.

In online meeting footage obtained by The Epoch Times, the group announced that it planned to seal off all three vehicle entrances to the court so justices wouldn’t be able to get in and announce a decision that might overturn Roe v. Wade.

“Goal is to create a decision dilemma, presenting the court, Congress, and law enforcement (and the political leaders that oversee them) with three unacceptable (to them) options,” a video slide made by the activists reads.

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Breaking: Libs of TikTok Twitter Account Reinstated Following Suspension for Drag Show Thread

On Thursday, the popular Twitter account Libs of TikTok announced their return after being suspended late Wednesday evening for a thread of recent drag events, many of which had children in their audiences.

The account had been locked out on Wednesday evening “abuse and harassment” in regards to the account’s “mega drag thread.”

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Breaking: Disney Exec Who Opposed Desantis’ Parental Rights Bill Ousted

A Disney chairman who voiced his opposition for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ anti-grooming bill has been ousted from the company.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rice said that he saw the Parental Rights In Education Bill as “a violation of fundamental human rights.”

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EU Sets Women’s Quota for Private Boards

The European Union negotiators agreed on Tuesday on the first-ever quota for women on company boards by mid-2026. The law requires listed companies in the 27 EU member states to ensure that women hold at least 40 percent of non-executive board seats, or 33 percent of executive and non-executive roles combined, by mid-2026.

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Gay Pride Month

It’s that time of the year again!

The entire LGBT movement is just another attack dog for the regime.

No one is buying it anymore.

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Health Researchers Call for Term ‘Morbidly Obese’ To be Memory-Holed

In the latest example of science and health being overruled by woke nonsense, researchers on obesity have called for ‘hurtful’ terms such as ‘morbidly obese’ to be scrapped so as not to harm the feelings of fat people.

The Daily Mail reports that researchers published in the journal Obesity, which describes itself as ‘the premier source of information for people with obesity’, conducted a study on how often ‘negative terminology’ was used in connection with obesity.

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‘Jane’s Revenge’ Targets Pro-Life Pregnancy Center in North Carolina

A pro-life pregnancy services clinic in Asheville, North Carolina was vandalized earlier this week, with the threat “if abortions aren’t safe, neither are you” spray painted in red on its entrance.

Mountain Area Pregnancy Services is a Christian outreach ministry that “work(s) with families to honor the life of their child” as “all lives are precious, valuable, and ordained by God.” The center’s windows were smashed and it was defaced with multiple pro-abortion slogans such as “no forced birth” and the anarchist symbol either the night of June 6 or morning of June 7.

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Louisiana Transgender Sports Ban to Become Law

Authored by Caden Pearson via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Transgender females will be banned from playing on girls and women’s sports teams at schools and colleges in Louisiana after the governor took no action to veto or sign a bill passed by the GOP-controlled legislature.

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The City of Lyon Wants to Create ‘Gender-Neutral’ Cycle Paths

Fabien Bagnon, an environmentalist who is in charge of roads and active mobility for Greater Lyon, in France, wants to design “inclusive” cycle paths. What exactly are “inclusive” tracks?

At the very least, both men and women should be represented. But in the context of LGBTQ2SIA+ delusions, it could mean creating at least sixty separate cycle tracks.

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Top 10 Most Dystopian Things Pushed by the World Economic Forum: No.2 Controlling Minds

Throughout the years, people at the World Economic Forum (“WEF”) have said some highly disturbing things, none of which garnered proper media attention. When one pieces together the topics championed by WEF, an overarching theme emerges — the total control of humanity using media, science, and technology while reshaping democracies to form a global government…

In 2018, one of the topics of discussion at the WEF was “Mind Control Using Sound Waves”. The title is not altered for sensationalism, those are the words used by WEF…

The article concludes that nobody can stop scientists from developing this technology. To prevent misuse, it should be regulated by organisations such as WEF.

That’s convenient because some companies developing this technology are part of WEF. Do you see where this is going?

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Unelected Gov Kathy Hochul Demands New York State Colleges Commit to New Pronoun Policies

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Thursday that the board of trustees for State University of New York has directed all of its 64 campuses to update their policies to include the use of preferred pronouns and a chosen name to ensure that transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary students’ identities are fully reflected and represented in campus systems.

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WEF Caught Scrubbing ‘You Will Own Nothing and be Happy’ Post From Internet

The infamous tweet and article, which threatened humanity with a modern, updated version of slavery, proved deeply unpopular with ordinary people…

The World Economic Forum deleted this tweet…

“Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better.” …

In the WEF video 8 Predictions For The World In 2030, the very first prediction is:

YOU WILL OWN NOTHING AND BE HAPPY

As the WEF explained on its website:

“… I don’t own any appliances or any clothes… every move is tracked and outside the city live swathes of discontents, the ultimate depiction of a society split in two.”

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

  1. The minimum age to run for any political office should be raised one year every year.
    Until there are no more politicians.

  2. “WEF Caught Scrubbing ‘You Will Own Nothing and be Happy’ Post From Internet” they were just talking about themselves

  3. “Germany’s independent vaccine advisory panel is recommending that shots against monkeypox be prioritized for people recently exposed to the virus that causes the disease.”

    Avoid Monkeypox: Ignore WHO, Ignore the media and stop buggering Monkeys.

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