Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/12/2022

The value of the euro declined to parity with the US dollar for the first time in 20 years. Meanwhile, the Council of the European Union approved an addition loan of €1 billion for Ukraine.

In other news, according to a UN report, India will surpass China next year as the world’s most populous country.

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Financial Crisis
» The Euro Slumps to Parity With the Dollar for First Time in 20 Years
» Zimbabwe Hikes Key Interest Rate to 200% From 80% Amid Runaway Inflation
 
USA
» “Time for Trump to Hang Up His Hat” For DeSantis 2024, Says Musk
» 62,000 Unvaxx’d Guards, Reserve Soldiers Facing Loss of Pay as Army Prepares to Enforce Vaccine Mandate
» Blockbuster New Movie ‘Alex’s War’ Surges in Apple Pre-Orders Chart, Hits Number 4
» Bodega Trade Group Leader Urges NYC Members to Arm Themselves
» Breaking: Trump Says NYT is ‘Enemy of the People’ After Stock Plunges 40 Percent Ytd
» California Spent $500m on DEI Initiatives, Including $50k on ‘Racial Equity’ Fish Dept Trainings: Nonprofit
» Chicago Man Accused of Tossing Naked Woman to Her Death: ‘I Threw the B*tch Out the Window’
» Elon Musk: Rocket Test Explosion ‘Actually Not Good’
» Emmy-Nominated Producer Nancy Armstrong to Join Rumble Board After it Goes Public
» Gallup: Trust in Media Hits Historic Low
» Hand Sanitizer, Fist Bumps and Gunfire: Key Moments in the Uvalde School Shooting Video
» Hungary’s Orban to Speak Alongside Donald Trump at CPAC in Texas
» Jill Biden Apologizes for ‘Tacos’ Comments About Latinos
» Mexican Drug Dealers Caught With $1.2 Million Worth of Meth Released Thanks to NY Bail Laws
» NASA’s New Telescope Expands Probability of Intelligent Life in Space, Expert Says: ‘They’re Out There’
» Philadelphia Man Turns Table on Robbery Suspects, Shoots After Getting Shot Twice: Police
» Soros Takeover: Another Spanish Radio Star Bolts Before Liberal Group Takes Over Conservative Station
» Soros Takeover: Nelson Rubio Exits Radio Mambi Before ‘Extreme Left’ Group Purchases Conservative Station
» Starbucks Closing 16 Stores in Major Cities Due to ‘Increasing Threats’ From Bathroom Drug Dens
» Texas Father Shoots Pair of Teens Who Attempted to Rob Car With Infants Inside
» Those Who Refuse COVID Shots Are Not a Burden on the Medical System, Study Finds
» Three Neighboring Maryland Churches Sustain Damage in Three Weekend Attacks
» Twitter Officially Sues Musk to Force Deal Completion
» Twitter Suspended Account of Zelenko Freedom Foundation the Day Its Founder Dr. Zelenko Died
» Video: Even CNN Can’t Believe How Low Biden’s Ratings Are
» Why Williamson County Parents Are Suing School District, State Education Commissioner
» Woman Charged After Nurse, Paramedic Stabbed at DePaul Hospital
 
Canada
» After Extending the Vaccine Passport Program, Canada Threatens Fines for Those That Don’t Use it
» Laval University Suspends Two Professors After Video Being Skeptical About Giving COVID Vaccines to Kids
» Majority of Canadians Concerned About Airport Delays
 
Europe and the EU
» Czech State Will Intervene Against the Use of Nicotine ‘Candy’ For Schoolchildren
» Czechia Signs Energy Security Agreement With Germany as Russian Gas Cut Looms
» EU Approves €1 Billion Loan for Ukraine
» Farmer Rebellion: Protesters in the Hague React to Trade Agreement Between Canada and EU
» France: National Rally Candidate Brutally Attacked by Antifa Gang, Brother Hospitalized With Severe Injuries
» France: Paris Terrorist Salah Abdeslam Won’t Appeal Full Life Sentence, Says Lawyer
» Ireland: Extinction Rebellion Activists Guilty of Graffiti Attack on Department of Foreign Affairs
» Ireland: Not So Temporary: National Landmark Repurposed for Islamic Use Despite End of COVID
» Italian Judges Label Far-Left ‘Social Centre’ A Criminal Association
» Kemi Badenoch is Only UK Conservative Party Leadership Candidate to Oppose the Online Censorship Bill
» Leftist Party in Germany Wants to Give Free Crystal Meth to Drug Addicts
» Netherlands Today, ‘Your Country Tomorrow’: German Man Explains Why He Stands With Dutch Farmers
» Off-Duty Cops Ambushed by Mob at French Nightclub
» Rebel’s Lewis Brackpool Discusses the Farmer Rebellion From the Netherlands
» Tour De France Protests: Bradley Wiggins Blasted for “Imbeciles” And “Great Scenes” Comments; ‘Teaching a Child to Punish a Cyclist?’
» UK: Activist Who Wants to Topple Statues Helping Devise Oxford University Free Speech Guidance
» UK: Conservative Leadership Contest to Replace Boris Johnson Sees Eight Candidates Make the Cut
» UK: Car Thefts ‘Effectively Decriminalised’ In London as Less Than One Per Cent of Criminals Charged
» UK: She Wasn’t Supposed to Say This
» ‘We Want Truth, Not Revenge’ — Polish President Commemorates Anniversary of 1943 Volhynia Massacre of Poles by Ukrainian Nationalists
 
Russia
» Ukraine War Round-Up: Kyiv’s Rocket Attack and US Says Iran to Give Russia Drones
» Ukraine Claims Arms Depot Attack in Occupied Kherson With Himars Rockets
 
South Asia
» India Projected to Surpass China as World’s Most Populous Country During 2023: UN Report.
 
Australia — Pacific
» Carrie Bickmore Reveals the Biggest Difference She Noticed About How COVID is Treated Outside Australia — Amid Calls to Bring Back Restrictions Down Under
» Dan Andrews Locked Kids Out of Playgrounds Because of COVID — But Now the Virus Doesn’t Matter: Neil Mitchell Slams Victorian Premier for Putting the Ballot Box Before People’s Health
» Family Are Slapped With a $283 Parking Fine for Moving Their Car Onto a Median Strip as Their Home Went Underwater During the Floods
» Inside Australia’s Coronavirus Cruise Ship Nightmare: Passengers Will Not be Allowed Off the Coral Princess Until They Test Negative for COVID — as the Ship Remains Docked in Sydney After a Major Outbreak of the Virus Onboard
» Inside Australia’s Farcical New $200million Quarantine Facility That is Now Useless Since Borders Are Completely Open and COVID Travel Restrictions Scrapped
» Kmart and Bunnings Under Fire as Their Controversial Facial Recognition Cameras Are Investigated by the Privacy Watchdog
» One in 25 Properties in Australia Will be Uninsurable by 2030 — as Furious Homeowners See Their Premiums Increase by More Than 300 Per Cent
 
Latin America
» Novak Meets With Bolsonaro in First Presidential Visit to Brazil
 
Immigration
» African Illegal Arrested for Stabbing Random Woman in France
» EU Warns of “Waves of Migration” Caused by Global Food Crisis
» French Minister: Deport Serious Criminal Foreigners Regardless of Migration Status
» Good News About Linton-on-Ouse
» Greg Abbott Buses Migrants Back to Texas-Mexico Border Under New Executive Order
» UK: Police Arrest Four People-Trafficking Suspects in Major Probe But Migrants Keep Arriving in Dover After More Than 400 Migrants Crossed Channel on Monday to Bring 2022 Total to 13,749
» UK: Royal Navy is Acting as ‘Tour Guide for Illegal Migrants’ Crossing the Channel, MPs Are Told
 
Culture Wars
» Florida Dad Gets Mic Cut Off After He Exposed Pornographic Books That Are Being Read to Students
» Ohio Attorney General Skeptical of Viral Story Claiming 10-Year-Old Left State to Seek Abortion
» Police Officers Watch Pro-Abortion Vandals Damage the Home of Prominent Pro-Life Attorney
» World Economic Forum Calls for the Metaverse to Have Rules and Standards
 

The Euro Slumps to Parity With the Dollar for First Time in 20 Years

The value of the euro sunk to parity with the U.S. dollar, the lowest level for the European currency since 2002, on Tuesday.

The euro has declined by around 12 percent against the dollar this year as investors worry both over a recession in Europe and further inflation eroding the currencies value. As well, investors around the globe fear that Europe’s economy could be hurt significantly if Russia retaliates by cutting off the west from its energy supplies.

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

Zimbabwe Hikes Key Interest Rate to 200% From 80% Amid Runaway Inflation

Zimbabwe’s central bank has raised its benchmark interest rate to 200 percent as part of the series of measures announced by the government to control inflation and stabilise the exchange rate. The monetary policy committee of the central bank hiked the previous rate of 80 percent to 200 percent, Governor John Mangudya said in a statement on June 27, as reported by Bloomberg.

“The monetary policy committee expressed great concern on the recent rise in inflation,” Governor Mangudya said.

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

“Time for Trump to Hang Up His Hat” For DeSantis 2024, Says Musk

Authored by Gary Bai via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Elon Musk has taken to Twitter after former U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Tesla CEO at a rally over the weekend

Trump called Musk “another bull—t artist,” saying that Musk had once told him privately he had won Musk’s vote in 2016, which would conflict with Musk’s public statement in mid-June about having just voted Republican for the first time in the midterm primaries.

“You know what he said the other day? ‘Oh, I’ve never voted for a Republican,’“ Trump said to a full house at the Alaska Airlines Center on Saturday. “I said, ‘I didn’t know that.’ He told me he voted for me. So he’s another bull**t artist.”

[Musk replied “Not true” to Trump’s claim]

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

62,000 Unvaxx’d Guards, Reserve Soldiers Facing Loss of Pay as Army Prepares to Enforce Vaccine Mandate

Authored by Enrico Trigoso via The Epoch Times

About 40,000 National Guard and 22,000 reserve soldiers will be blocked from service for rejecting the COVID vaccines, U.S. Army officials said on July 8.

“Soldiers who refuse the vaccination order without an approved or pending exemption request are subject to adverse administrative actions, including flags, bars to service, and official reprimands,” an Army spokesperson told Military.com.

The deadline for the Defense Department’s vaccination mandate passed at midnight on June 30. The order cuts off pay and some of the military benefits to the 62,000 service members.

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

Blockbuster New Movie ‘Alex’s War’ Surges in Apple Pre-Orders Chart, Hits Number 4

The blockbuster new movie ‘Alex’s War’ has surged into the top 5 of Apple’s pre-orders chart in a massive blow to censorship.

The film by acclaimed director Alex Lee Moyer is set to be released in theaters later this month and asks the question, “Who is Alex Jones? Is he a dangerous lunatic or a patriotic hero?”

In a stunning sign that efforts to censor the movie have failed, the documentary ihas broken into Apple’s top 5 pre-orders chart, currently sitting in 4th place and rising fast.

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

Bodega Trade Group Leader Urges NYC Members to Arm Themselves

Bodega trade group leader urged NYC members Tuesday to arm themselves — after meeting with embattled New York City District Attorney Alvin Bragg over his prosecution of clerk Jose Alba, who fatally stabbed a man in self-defense.

“We want to make sure every bodega owner in New York City that is law-abiding, that feels the necessity to carry a licensed gun, to go and apply for it. Why? Because you need to be able to defend yourself,” Fernando Mateo, co-founder of United Bodegas of America, said at a press conference outside the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

“For those that believe that criminals should roam our streets and do whatever they want to do whenever they want to do it, your time has come,” he cautioned.

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

Breaking: Trump Says NYT is ‘Enemy of the People’ After Stock Plunges 40 Percent Ytd

Former President Donald Trump slammed The New York Times in a statement released on Tuesday, calling them “total fiction, not news.”

Trump’s statement comes after a nearly 40 percent decline year-to-date in the New York Times’ stock, which currently sits at $29 per share. “NYT stock has declined from around $48 to $29 YTD, largely underperforming the broader indices, with the S&P declining about 20% over the same period,” reports Forbes.

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

California Spent $500m on DEI Initiatives, Including $50k on ‘Racial Equity’ Fish Dept Trainings: Nonprofit

FIRST ON FOX: A conservative nonprofit estimated that California has spent over $500 million on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, including spending nearly $50,000 on “racial equity” trainings for the state Fish and Wildlife Department.

The Center for Organizational Research and Education (CORE), a consumer protection nonprofit, called DEI initiatives the Golden State’s “next billion-dollar industry” in their new report on California’s critical race theory-based spending.

“Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is becoming California’s newest billion-dollar industry — on the taxpayer’s dime,” CORE lead researcher Will Coggin told Fox News Digital on Monday. “It’s everywhere from kindergarten classrooms to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.”

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

Chicago Man Accused of Tossing Naked Woman to Her Death: ‘I Threw the B*tch Out the Window’

A man in Chicago’s Uptown area has been accused of throwing a naked woman to her death from an apartment window on Wednesday.

“‘I threw the b*tch out the window,’ Tyson Tillman said in a phone call from the police station, according to prosecutor James O’Connor, a comment allegedly captured on a Chicago police officer’s bodyworn camera,” CWB Chicago reported Sunday, adding the victim was identified as Tabitha Tanner.

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

Elon Musk: Rocket Test Explosion ‘Actually Not Good’

An explosion on the launch pad during a test of a massive SpaceX rocket prototype was “actually not good” and the company is assessing the damage, company CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter.

The rocket, an early version of the vehicle SpaceX is calling Starship, could be seen lighting its engines as it remained anchored to its South Texas launch pad in footage captured Monday by NASA Spaceflight, a media outlet with no relation to the space agency. Then, a blaze of uncontrolled flames erupted from the engines, followed by plumes of gray smoke. After the smoke cleared, no visible signs of external damage could be seen from NASA Spaceflight’s livestream.

Musk has long described Starship as the linchpin for SpaceX’s stated goal of getting the first humans to Mars. He’s talked about the vehicle for years, and laid out SpaceX’s evolving plans for its design through several public speaking engagements over the past decade.

Last year, SpaceX also won a $3 billion NASA contract to use Starship for the space agency’s plans to return astronauts to the surface of the moon for the first time in five decades.

Musk explained what he thought went wrong during the engine test in a tweet Monday.

“Cryogenic fuel is an added challenge,” said Musk, referring to the propellant that SpaceX plans to power Starship that must be kept at extremely cold temperatures, “as it evaporates to create fuel-air explosion risk in a partially oxygen atmosphere like Earth…More later.”…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Emmy-Nominated Producer Nancy Armstrong to Join Rumble Board After it Goes Public

Free speech video sharing platform Rumble has announced that media executive and award-winning producer Nancy Armstrong will serve on its board of directors after it goes public.

Rumble is expected to go public this quarter via a proposed merger with Cantor Fitzgerald-sponsored CF Acquisition Corp. VI (CFVI). After completing the merger, the company will be known as Rumble Inc. and will be publicly listed.

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

Gallup: Trust in Media Hits Historic Low

Just when you thought trust in the media couldn’t sink any lower… it has.

Pollster Gallup has found that confidence in the establishment media has sunk to an historic low with both printed and television news seeing yet another another drop over the past year, each losing an average five percent of people who had previously said they had a “great deal” of trust in the institutions.

The survey found that only Congress is a less trusted institution in the U.S. than television news, with only 11 percent of respondents saying they have “quite a lot” of trust in it.

Newspapers garnered a little more, but still only a measly 16 percent.

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

Hand Sanitizer, Fist Bumps and Gunfire: Key Moments in the Uvalde School Shooting Video

Criticism of the law enforcement response in Uvalde became sharper Tuesday after footage from the school’s hallway, published by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV, revealed shocking inaction by officers — including a break for hand sanitizer, a fist bump and a hug between officers.

The video, edited to remove children’s screams, is the first to be shown to the public, defying the Uvalde County district attorney’s orders to contain it. State Rep. Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock, had vowed to release the footage Sunday afternoon after providing families and the Uvalde community an opportunity to see it first, leading many to express outrage over the leak.

The 82-minute video shows the moments between the first call to 911 and police confronting the shooter, who fired at least 142 rounds at Robb Elementary School, according to Texas Department of Public Safety director Steve McCraw. In that time, 19 children and two teachers were killed. At least 17 others were wounded. It was the deadliest school shooting school shooting in Texas history.

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Hungary’s Orban to Speak Alongside Donald Trump at CPAC in Texas

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is to hold the opening address of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Aug. 4 in Dallas, Texas, the prime minister’s press secretary told the Hungarian state news agency, MTI.

Balasz Orban, the Hungarian prime minister’s political director, tweeted on Monday that Orban will speak alongside Donald Trump at the annual flagship conservative conference, this year to be held at the Hilton Anatole hotel just north of downtown Dallas.

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

Jill Biden Apologizes for ‘Tacos’ Comments About Latinos

First lady Jill Biden apologized for her recent comments comparing Latinos to “breakfast tacos” at a Hispanic conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Biden’s press secretary Michael LaRosa tweeted the first lady’s apology for her on Tuesday, a day after she made the comparison in her speech at the 2022 UnidosUS Annual Conference while talking about UnidosUS President Raul Yzaguirre’s work in the organization.

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

Mexican Drug Dealers Caught With $1.2 Million Worth of Meth Released Thanks to NY Bail Laws

Two Mexican drug cartel smugglers who were busted with $1.2 million in crystal meth were allowed to walk free thanks to New York’s bail laws.

According to officials, Luis Estrada and Carlos Santos were caught red-handed by the US Drug Enforcement Administration as part of a multi-agency investigation. The suspects, however, are now on supervised release because the men could only be charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as opposed to a narcotic, under the state’s outdated drug laws.

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

NASA’s New Telescope Expands Probability of Intelligent Life in Space, Expert Says: ‘They’re Out There’

Dr. Michio Kaku analyzed stunning new images of galaxies from NASA’s James Webb Space Webb Telescope on “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” Tuesday, arguing it’s a “little bit presumptuous” for humans to think they are the only intelligent creatures in the universe.

DR. MICHIO KAKU: I think these pictures are spectacular, they’re breathtaking. You realize there is a whole universe out there that we have not seen, even with the Hubble Space Telescope. This telescope, the Webb, is 100 times more powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope. If you look at the pictures each dot represents a galaxy. A galaxy of 100 billion stars. So when you look at the entire picture you’re looking at literally a trillion stars. This is incredible. When you look at the night sky, you have a pinpoint of light, a pinpoint of light in the night sky expanded gives you one of these pictures from the Webb space telescope. To think we’re the only intelligent creatures in the universe, looking at the majesty of the pictures is a little bit presumptuous I think.

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

Philadelphia Man Turns Table on Robbery Suspects, Shoots After Getting Shot Twice: Police

A Philadelphia man was seen on dramatic video turning the tables on two would-be armed robbers as he wrestled a gun away from one suspect and shot a second suspect who rushed him at gunpoint on Monday afternoon.

The attempted robbery took place just before 2 p.m. on the 4200 block of East Cheltenham Avenue in the city’s Wissinoming neighborhood, Philadelphia police said.

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

Soros Takeover: Another Spanish Radio Star Bolts Before Liberal Group Takes Over Conservative Station

FIRST ON FOX — Dania Alexandrino is the latest conservative Radio Mambi star to walk away from the Miami-based, Spanish-language station ahead of a planned takeover by a George Soros-linked liberal group.

Alexandrino will join fellow now-former Radio Mambi host Lourdes Ubieta at Americano Media, a recently launched conservative news organization that has been aggressively pursuing Radio Mambi personalities who refuse to work for the Soros-backed group.

Alexandrino found out that the Soros-backed group was looking to acquire Radio Mambi earlier this year and immediately knew she wouldn’t be able to work for anyone linked to her nemesis, Democratic Rep. Darren Soto.

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

Soros Takeover: Nelson Rubio Exits Radio Mambi Before ‘Extreme Left’ Group Purchases Conservative Station

FIRST ON FOX — High-profile staffers continue to flee Miami’s iconic conservative, Spanish-language station, Radio Mambi, ahead of a planned takeover by a George Soros-linked liberal group, and popular host Nelson Rubio is the latest to head for the hills.

“I don’t agree with, nor do I share the ideology of the group of purchased Radio Mambi… very simply, George Soros represents the extreme left,” Rubio told Fox News Digital through a translator.

The three-time Emmy Award-winning Rubio informed management on Tuesday that he would walk away from Radio Mambi immediately. He planned to inform listeners on-air, but was not allowed to host his program once it was known by management that he would exit, according to a source close to the situation.

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

Starbucks Closing 16 Stores in Major Cities Due to ‘Increasing Threats’ From Bathroom Drug Dens

Four weeks ago, Starbucks CEO Howard Schutz told the NY Times that the company was assessing increasing threats to public safety over it’s “all inclusive” 2018 bathroom policy that encouraged homeless people and drug addicts to make copious use.

Now, the company is now shuttering 16 locations in major cities over incidents related to drug use and ‘other disruptions’ in its cafes, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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

Texas Father Shoots Pair of Teens Who Attempted to Rob Car With Infants Inside

A Texas father shot two attempted robbery suspects who approached his SUV with his wife and two infant children inside, police announced Monday.

The husband and wife were arriving to their home just after midnight Sunday evening when the two teenage suspects approached the vehicle. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said that the suspects attempted to open the vehicle’s rear door, where the two children were seated.

“The adult male feared for the safety of his family and fired shots and struck both suspects,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez wrote in a statement. “The wife was driving and drove away after the shooting to get away from the suspects.”

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

Those Who Refuse COVID Shots Are Not a Burden on the Medical System, Study Finds

(LifeSiteNews) — COVID-unvaccinated Americans have not been the drain on the U.S. medical system that Democrats and their allies have insisted, according to a new study.

The Epoch Times reported that the large-scale international study by Alliance for Natural Health International founder Robert Verkerk analyzed data on more than 18,000 unvaccinated people from around the world.

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

Three Neighboring Maryland Churches Sustain Damage in Three Weekend Attacks

(LifeSiteNews) — Vandals and arsonists attacked three neighboring churches in Maryland over the weekend as violence continued to spread throughout America

According to ABC News, during the early morning of July 9 and 10, vandals burned and vandalized St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, North Bethesda United Methodist Church, and Wildwood Baptist Church.

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

Twitter Officially Sues Musk to Force Deal Completion

As fully expected, Twitter has officially sued Elon Musk to force the billionaire to complete his $44 billion acquisition of the company.

As The NYTimes reports, Twitter sued him in Chancery Court in Delaware.

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

Twitter Suspended Account of Zelenko Freedom Foundation the Day Its Founder Dr. Zelenko Died

(LifeSiteNews) — Twitter suspended the account of the Zelenko Freedom Foundation (ZFF), an organization founded by late renowned physician Dr. Vladimir Zelenko to help promote and fund health awareness, advocacy, education, public policy, and community development, the day he died. Twitter users noticed the suspension the following day.

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

Video: Even CNN Can’t Believe How Low Biden’s Ratings Are

A CNN panel laughed Monday at how low Joe Biden’s ratings are, as figures revealed that a whopping 64 percent overall and an astonishing 94 percent of young Democrats don’t want Biden to run again.

According to a New York Times poll, almost two thirds of Democratic voters are rejecting Biden before the midterms have even happened, with practically every young Democratic voter wanting Biden gone.

Host Jake Tapper noted that the numbers are “stunning” and quipped that the only young Democrats supporting Biden at this point are his own grandchildren.

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

Why Williamson County Parents Are Suing School District, State Education Commissioner

Williamson County is still debating what to teach its youngest pupils.

And the latest chapter in a months-long controversy is heading to a courtroom.

Parent Choice Tennessee, a local parent advocacy group, on July 8 filed a lawsuit claiming Williamson County Schools’ adoption, implementation and enforcement of the Wit & Wisdom curriculum violates Tennessee law.

Two of the plaintiffs — Williamson County Schools parents Trisha and James Lucente — believe state laws concerning the teaching of Critical Race Theory and Common Core were violated, as well as policies concerning curriculum review and adoption processes at the state and county levels.

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

Woman Charged After Nurse, Paramedic Stabbed at DePaul Hospital

BRIDGETON, Missouri (KMOV) — A woman was arrested and charged after two people were stabbed at DePaul Hospital Monday.

Just before 11:30 a.m. officers were called to the hospital in Bridgeton for a stabbing. Upon arrival, they found two victims being treated for injuries.

Jakayla Palmer was in the emergency room waiting area and witnessed the attack.

“I heard somebody say she has a knife, so I looked up and I’ve seen a woman. She was stabbing the nurse, and everybody, all the workers. They just rushed to her, all the paramedics and everybody, and the knife was just going everywhere,” she said.

Jimissa Rivers, 30, was taken into custody and charged with two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. A bond was set at $2 million.

The condition of those injured has not been released.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

After Extending the Vaccine Passport Program, Canada Threatens Fines for Those That Don’t Use it

After extending the use of the controversial vaccine passport program, the Canadian government has threatened those who do not have a vaccine passport, which reveals someone’s vaccination status for travel, with fines.

Though the government suspended a Covid travel vaccine mandate last month, it has insisted on keeping the more controversial ArriveCAN in use.

International travelers and returning Canadians have to use the ArriveCAN app to submit their contact and travel information and their COVID vaccination status.

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

Laval University Suspends Two Professors After Video Being Skeptical About Giving COVID Vaccines to Kids

Microbiology and immunology Professor Patrick Provost was suspended by Laval University, in Quebec City, Canada, for eight weeks without pay after a video showed him attending a conference about the risks of administering the Covid vaccines to children.

Professor Provost sent the email after attending a conference called Reinfo Covid Quebec that suggested the risks of vaccinating children for Covid outweighed the benefits.

In a panel organized by Reinfo COVID on December 7, 2021, Provost said that an analysis of provincial data shows there is more risk of hospitalization for children from Covid vaccines than the disease itself.

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

Majority of Canadians Concerned About Airport Delays

The majority of Canadians are concerned about the delays plaguing airports, according to a new poll.

A Leger poll conducted between July 8 and 10 with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) published in the Canadian Press saw 53% of Canadians concerned about the delays at airports, including cancelled flights and long lines.

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

Czech State Will Intervene Against the Use of Nicotine ‘Candy’ For Schoolchildren

Deputies from the ANO movement and the Czech Ministry of Health want to amend legislation to prohibit the use of nicotine substitutes in pouches or candies which have been legally available to children for a long time.

The products do not contain tobacco, and so under current legislation, they are not among the products that would be restricted as is the case with cigarettes, other tobacco products, or alcohol.

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

Czechia Signs Energy Security Agreement With Germany as Russian Gas Cut Looms

In the event Russia cuts gas supplies to Europe, the Czech Republic and Germany say they will help each other, with Czech Industry Minister Jozef Sikela and German Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck signing an agreement on energy security on Monday.

According to Habeck, other European Union states should also sign mutual agreements, while Sikela stated that with the current energy crisis, the unity of the EU countries is essential to show a united front against Russian aggression.

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

EU Approves €1 Billion Loan for Ukraine

The European Council on Tuesday approved an additional €1 billion loan to Ukraine “as a matter of urgency” and pledged to provide Kiev with more help “in the coming months.”

According to the council’s statement, the total macro-financial support from the EU to Kiev since the end of February, when Moscow launched its military operation in the neighboring country, has now reached €2.2 billion.

The loan is supposed to “give Ukraine the necessary funds to cover urgent needs and ensure the operation of critical infrastructure,” Czech Finance Minister Zbynek Stanjura said.

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

Farmer Rebellion: Protesters in the Hague React to Trade Agreement Between Canada and EU

Protesters gathered on Monday outside The Hague in the Netherlands to demonstrate against the CETA treaty between the European Union and Canada, which would increase trade on goods and services but would give the Netherlands less control over production.

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

France: National Rally Candidate Brutally Attacked by Antifa Gang, Brother Hospitalized With Severe Injuries

A National Rally (RN) candidate and his entourage were attacked by a gang of Antifa youths late on Friday evening, and the victim has condemned local politicians who have failed to condemn the attack or offer support to those injured in the assault.

Pierre Le Camus, the 22-year-old RN candidate for the 2nd constituency of Gironde in the last legislative elections, was severely beaten alongside both his brother and his friend, after a dozen young students he identified as “belonging to the far-left, anti-fascist movement” recognized him on the terrace of the Mushroom café, near Place Gambetta.

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France: Paris Terrorist Salah Abdeslam Won’t Appeal Full Life Sentence, Says Lawyer

PARIS (AP) — The only surviving attacker from the November 2015 terrorist massacre in Paris has renounced the right to appeal his murder conviction and life prison sentence, his lawyers said Tuesday.

Salah Abdeslam was found guilty last month of murder and attempted murder in relation with a terrorist enterprise, among other charges, for involvement in the Islamic State group attacks on the Bataclan theater, Paris cafes and France’s national stadium that killed 130 people.

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Ireland: Extinction Rebellion Activists Guilty of Graffiti Attack on Department of Foreign Affairs

Two Extinction Rebellion activists have been spared jail for an “audacious” live-streamed graffiti attack at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin.

Orla Murphy, 21, with an address at Ballinacarrig, Whitechurch, Co. Cork and 23-year-old Oxford University biology student Zachery Lumley, from South Lodge Ballinlough, Cork City, were each fined €2,000, and both must pay €2,000 in compensation to the State before December 1st.

Gardai arrested them on the afternoon of March 19th last year.

They were charged with criminal damage at Simon Coveney’s department building, Iveagh House, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

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Ireland: Not So Temporary: National Landmark Repurposed for Islamic Use Despite End of COVID

Temporary use during the lockdown of Croke Park, a sporting venue with extreme symbolic significance for the Irish nation, for Islamic prayer is continuing in the post-pandemic era.

Around 1,000 Muslims were given use of Croke Park in Dublin on Saturday for the purpose of celebrating the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.

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Italian Judges Label Far-Left ‘Social Centre’ A Criminal Association

Judges in the Italian city of Turin have declared a far-left extremist “social centre” a criminal association after the centre has been a hub of far-left extremist activity for years.

The Court of Review of Turin has declared the Askatasuna social centre a criminal association following an appeal by the Public Prosecutor’s Office which closed an investigation into members of the centre last month.

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Kemi Badenoch is Only UK Conservative Party Leadership Candidate to Oppose the Online Censorship Bill

During a speech at Riverside Advisory’s “Parliamentary Event in Support of Freedom of Expression,” former Equalities Minister and Conservative Party leadership candidate Kemi Badenoch warned that it’s “wrong and dangerous to limit free speech” and confirmed that she would not vote for a censorship bill that’s currently being pushed by the UK government.

“Parliament is now legislating for hurt feelings through the Online Safety Bill,” Badenoch said. “I think that this bill going to have some serious implications for free speech. I have supported the government in every single vote since I became an MP [Member of Parliament]. I’m not going to be supporting it this week in its present form.”

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Leftist Party in Germany Wants to Give Free Crystal Meth to Drug Addicts

A leftist party in Germany is pushing for a new policy that would see free crystal meth given to drug addicts in an effort to “reduce the pressure” on the prosecution of drug dealers.

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Netherlands Today, ‘Your Country Tomorrow’: German Man Explains Why He Stands With Dutch Farmers

The Dutch government is restricting the rights of its citizens and moving towards a more authoritarian style of rule, and the farmers are fighting back against this tyranny. That’s the reason one German man provided when he was asked why he was supporting the Dutch Farmer Rebellion.

“We see that the Dutch government is taking more and more away from our lives and it’s going toward a dictatorial system,” the man, identified only as Hans, said. “We have to draw a line in the sand and these days, the farmers do that. They take the initiative and that’s why I back them up, because if we don’t draw a line in the sand now, they will continue taking more and more of our property, of our land, of our houses and of our lives.”

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Off-Duty Cops Ambushed by Mob at French Nightclub

A group of off-duty cops was attacked by a violent mob after they were recognized at a nightclub in France over the weekend, according to reports.

The disturbing incident unfolded at around 5 a.m. on Sunday in Aix-en-Provence, a city in southern France.

Five officers of the Compagnies républicaines de sécurité (CRS), an arm of the French National Police specializing in riot control, were enjoying at night off at Le Mistral discotheque when they ran into serious trouble.

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Rebel’s Lewis Brackpool Discusses the Farmer Rebellion From the Netherlands

On last night’s episode of the Ezra Levant Show, we were joined by Rebel News reporter Lewis Brackpool live from the Netherlands to discuss the ongoing farmer protests which have spread across the nation.

Lewis and Rebel News’ Lincoln Jay have been traversing the country covering the numerous farmer uprisings which were launched due to the Dutch government’s insistence on striving to reach ‘net-zero’ carbon emissions through policies that have the potential to cripple farmers’ livelihoods.

The farmers are taking a stand against this devastating government overreach by making their voices heard and demonstrating across the country. Lewis and Lincoln even joined the farmers in a highway protest on the A37 freeway in the Netherlands.

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Tour De France Protests: Bradley Wiggins Blasted for “Imbeciles” And “Great Scenes” Comments; ‘Teaching a Child to Punish a Cyclist?’

Ashley Neal on driver; Pogacar’s teammates’ Covid positives; Stuck team bus blocks TDF start + more on the live blog

Stage ten of the Tour de France came to a screeching halt earlier on the road to Megève, as a group of protesters sat in the road, placed nooses around their necks, and lit pyrotechnics, forcing the race to be paused for over ten minutes.

The climate change protest group Dernière Rénovation, who also staged a demonstration at last month’s French Open(link is external), claimed the protest, writing on their website: “Non-violent disruption is our last chance to be heard and avoid the worst consequences of global warming.

“The reality is that the world to which politicians are sending us is a world in which the Tour de France can no longer exist. In this world, we will be busy fighting to feed ourselves and to save our families.”

As the French police attempted to clear the protesters, 2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, reporting for Eurosport and GCN from the back of a motorbike, described the scenes to viewers at home.

“There’s obviously been a demonstration, much like they had in the UK a couple of months ago with the imbeciles sat in the road,” Wiggins said.

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UK: Activist Who Wants to Topple Statues Helping Devise Oxford University Free Speech Guidance

A woke activist involved in the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ statue-toppling campaign is, ironically enough, helping write ‘free speech’ guidelines for the University of Oxford.

Simukai Chigudu, Associate Professor of African Politics at the University of Oxford, is a co-founder of the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ movement, which has long tried to have a statue of the British imperialist, who served as Prime Minister of Cape Colony, a predecessor state to South Africa, and who founded Rhodesia, a predecessor to Zimbabwe and Zambia, in the 19th century.

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UK: Conservative Leadership Contest to Replace Boris Johnson Sees Eight Candidates Make the Cut

The contest to replace Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party and therefore as the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom officially began on Tuesday evening with the nominations process seeing eight prospective candidates receive the requisite support from fellow MPs to qualify for the contest.

Following a day full of jockeying and positioning from top Tories and pitches from the various candidates, eight remain, including former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, international trade minister Penny Mordaunt, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, former Education Secretary Nadhim Zawahi, Attorney General Suella Braverman, and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Tugendhat, with all receiving at least the support from at least twenty other Members of Parliament.

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UK: Car Thefts ‘Effectively Decriminalised’ In London as Less Than One Per Cent of Criminals Charged

Theft from cars have become “effectively decriminalised” in London according to experts after it was revealed that the Metropolitan Police made charges in less than one per cent of vehicle thefts in the capital last year.

Out of the nearly 55,000 thefts from vehicles in London last year, Scotland Yard only solved 271, representing just an 0.5 per cent success rate, according to an analysis of Home Office data conducted by The Telegraph. Due to the scale of the London metropolitan area and its relatively high crime rate, the number of vehicle thefts recorded by police represented nearly one in four of all those recorded in England and Wales.

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UK: She Wasn’t Supposed to Say This

A shocking admission that has received virtually zero media coverage.

Potential next Prime Minister Jeremy Hunt wanted the government to kidnap COVID-positive children from private homes and separate them from their parents in quarantine isolation facilities.

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‘We Want Truth, Not Revenge’ — Polish President Commemorates Anniversary of 1943 Volhynia Massacre of Poles by Ukrainian Nationalists

Polish President Andrzej Duda speaking at a commemoration of the 79th anniversary of the Volhynia massacre in Warsaw has appealed for truth as the basis for reconciliation.

He said that “the truth about this genocide must be clearly and forcefully stated” but not for the sake of revenge.

“We want truth, we want graves,” he added.

On July 11, 1943, Poles were killed en masse in the Volhynia area, which had been occupied by the Germans. The killings of civilians were, however, carried out by Ukrainian forces loyal to their leader Stepan Bandera. The killings are considered a genocide against ethnic Poles because the objective was ethnic cleansing of the Polish minority from that region. More than 100,000 people were killed, with 40,000 to 60,000 killed by their Ukrainian neighbors.

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Ukraine War Round-Up: Kyiv’s Rocket Attack and US Says Iran to Give Russia Drones

Claim and counter-claim have followed a Ukrainian rocket attack on a city in the occupied Kherson region of southern Ukraine, apparently involving US-supplied missiles.

Ukraine’s military said it had destroyed a Russian ammunition depot in the city of Nova Kakhovka, killing dozens of soldiers.

However, Russian occupation officials say homes and warehouses storing fertiliser were hit, leaving five dead and up to 80 wounded.

It was not possible to verify the extent of damage or casualties.

Reports from both sides indicate a US-made Himars rocket system was used in the attack.

Unconfirmed footage of several powerful explosions was shared on social media.

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Ukraine Claims Arms Depot Attack in Occupied Kherson With Himars Rockets

Ukraine’s military says it has destroyed a Russian ammunition depot in the southern city of Nova Kakhovka, killing dozens of soldiers, in an attack apparently involving US-supplied missiles.

However, Russian occupation officials say homes and warehouses were hit, leaving seven dead and up to 80 hurt.

It was not possible to verify the extent of damage or casualties.

Unconfirmed footage of several powerful explosions was shared on social media.

Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhaylo Podolyak attributed the attack to the US-supplied Himars multiple rocket launcher and spoke of a “reality collision” for the world’s “second army”. A Russian-installed official in the southern Kherson region, Katerina Gubareva, accused Ukraine of bombing “peaceful cities with American weapons”.

Himars is far more accurate than Russia’s equivalent systems and is already being credited with a string of recent attacks deep into Russian-held territory…

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India Projected to Surpass China as World’s Most Populous Country During 2023: UN Report.

Muslims will cross the 25% mark of total population in India by 2025 if the Population Control Law is not enforced. Otherwise, the Jihadi menace will put more pressure upon majority Hindus!

Upendra Bharti | HENB | New Delhi | July 12, 2022:: In a revealing report of the UN (United Nations) on global demography it is exposed that the population explosion in India will surpass the population of China by 2023. Experts in India say that such increase of population in India will put enormous trouble on safety, security and prosperity of the country including a Jihadi rise to harm the majority Hindu population in many respect if the Population Control Act is promulgated on urgent basis.

In this UN report as published on Monday, India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country next year, which said that the world population is forecast to reach eight billion by mid-November 2022.

The World Population Prospects 2022 by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, said that the global population is projected to reach eight billion on November 15, 2022.

Specifically, the report warns that “More than half of the projected increase in the global population up to 2050 will be concentrated in eight countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and the United Republic of Tanzania”.

Such ‘Growth concentrated in eight countries’ obviously hints the huge Muslim population increase in global perspective and obviously India which will be a play ground the Jihad proliferation in the connected fields pushing out the majority Hindus incidentally.

The global population is growing at its slowest rate since 1950, having fallen under 1% in 2020.

The latest projections by the United Nations suggest that the world’s population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050.

It is projected to reach a peak of around 10.4 billion people during the 2080s and to remain at that level until 2100…

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Carrie Bickmore Reveals the Biggest Difference She Noticed About How COVID is Treated Outside Australia — Amid Calls to Bring Back Restrictions Down Under

The Project host Carrie Bickmore said she noticed something very surprising on her recent trip to the UK as people around her were ‘coughing and spluttering’ on cramped trains.

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Dan Andrews Locked Kids Out of Playgrounds Because of COVID — But Now the Virus Doesn’t Matter: Neil Mitchell Slams Victorian Premier for Putting the Ballot Box Before People’s Health

Dan Andrews, who presided over the world’s longest lockdown in Melbourne last year, is backing away from hardline pandemic measures — even as deaths and hospitalisations rise.

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Family Are Slapped With a $283 Parking Fine for Moving Their Car Onto a Median Strip as Their Home Went Underwater During the Floods

Amber Evans’ said her husband moved his ute onto a median strip as water crept towards their Cessnock property, in the devastated Hunter Valley region inundated by massive rainfall last week.

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Inside Australia’s Coronavirus Cruise Ship Nightmare: Passengers Will Not be Allowed Off the Coral Princess Until They Test Negative for COVID — as the Ship Remains Docked in Sydney After a Major Outbreak of the Virus Onboard

More than 100 passengers and crew will be forced to stay on the Coral Princess cruise ship until they return a negative Covid test after dozens were infected as it sailed from Far North Queensland on Sunday.

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Inside Australia’s Farcical New $200million Quarantine Facility That is Now Useless Since Borders Are Completely Open and COVID Travel Restrictions Scrapped

Construction of the Bullsbrook Centre for National Resilience on Perth’s outskirts is nearing completion and will be handed over to the Western Australian government next month.

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Kmart and Bunnings Under Fire as Their Controversial Facial Recognition Cameras Are Investigated by the Privacy Watchdog

Kmart and Bunnings are under investigation by Australia’s privacy watchdog after complaints were made about facial recognition technology being used in stores.

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One in 25 Properties in Australia Will be Uninsurable by 2030 — as Furious Homeowners See Their Premiums Increase by More Than 300 Per Cent

Hundreds of thousands of Australians are facing soaring premiums after recent years have seen the country battered by a series of bushfires, floods, and severe winds.

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Novak Meets With Bolsonaro in First Presidential Visit to Brazil

Hungarian President Katalin Novak met with her Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro on Monday at the Palacio do Planalto in her first presidential visit to Brazil.

According to Novak, the pair discussed the ongoing “fruitful” relationship between the two nations, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine as well as how to best protect traditional family values against the tide of liberalism across the globe.

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African Illegal Arrested for Stabbing Random Woman in France

An illegal alien from Africa was arrested for stabbing a random woman sitting with her family on a terrace in France this week, according to reports.

The horrifying incident unfolded on Monday morning in Montpellier, a city on the French Riviera.

A woman in her 40s was seated on the Charles-de-Gaulle esplanade near Place de la Comédie when she was approached by the male suspect.

Suddenly, he stabbed the woman in her side and then moved to attack her 38-year-old sister and two-year-old nephew.

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EU Warns of “Waves of Migration” Caused by Global Food Crisis

The European Union has warned of a new wave of migration caused by a global food crisis exacerbated by the war in Ukraine.

Aija Kalnaja, the newly appointed interim director, told reporters in Prague that the bloc was already prepared for refugees leaving Ukraine, but that the wider problem would likely be an influx of people from other areas of the world.

“We have to prepare also for refugees coming from other areas because of food security,” said Kalnaja. “You probably know that grain transport from Ukraine is hampered and that will create waves of migration.”

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French Minister: Deport Serious Criminal Foreigners Regardless of Migration Status

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has called for the deportation of all migrants who commit serious crimes no matter what their legal status in the country is.

Interior Minister Darmanin proposed relaxing the conditions to deport serious criminals from France during an interview with French media.

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Good News About Linton-on-Ouse

The controversial plan to house 1500 male migrants in an English village of just 700 residents could about to be thrown out.

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Greg Abbott Buses Migrants Back to Texas-Mexico Border Under New Executive Order

Texas Governor Greg Abbott cleared state authorities to return any illegal migrants they apprehend to the border, with a new executive order he signed last Thursday. Monday, the first major migrant bust under Executive Order GA-41 took place with over 70 migrants who illegally crossed the border into Eagle Pass, Tex., being returned to port of entry.

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UK: Police Arrest Four People-Trafficking Suspects in Major Probe But Migrants Keep Arriving in Dover After More Than 400 Migrants Crossed Channel on Monday to Bring 2022 Total to 13,749

Four suspected people traffickers were arrested today after more than 400 Channel migrants landed in the UK yesterday.

It brings the total number who have crossed this year to 13,749, new figures revealed today — as sources ruled out a deportation flight to Rwanda until a new Prime Minister is appointed.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said the arrests were linked to two incidents in 2019 involving 32 migrants found in the back of lorries in the Netherlands and France.

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UK: Royal Navy is Acting as ‘Tour Guide for Illegal Migrants’ Crossing the Channel, MPs Are Told

The Royal Navy has been reduced to acting as ‘tour guides for illegal migrants’ in the Channel, MPs were told yesterday.

Since April, its vessels have escorted all but one of the boats operated by people smugglers, according to official figures.

The Navy’s reassuring presence has made the crossing safer, thereby encouraging more migrants to set off. Some 3,139 migrants arrived last month.

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Florida Dad Gets Mic Cut Off After He Exposed Pornographic Books That Are Being Read to Students

A father in Jacksonville, Florida got his mic cut off by the local school board after he was exposing the pornographic material being read to students.

Bruce Friedman went to a board meeting on June 30 at the Clay County School District to express concerns over the materials being read to children attending the school. As he was reading the books that were being shown at the school, the board cut off his mic.

“As soon as I announced that I was going to read from some books that parents found in the public-school library that were clearly pornographic, [they] had the mic cut off,’ Friedman told Fox News.

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Ohio Attorney General Skeptical of Viral Story Claiming 10-Year-Old Left State to Seek Abortion

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said that he has not received a “whisper” of a report about a 10-year-old girl who was raped in Ohio, got pregnant, and then had to travel to Indiana for an abortion.

On Monday’s episode of “Jesse Watters Primetime” on Fox News, Yost told Waters, “I know our prosecutors and cops in this state, there’s not one of them that wouldn’t be turning over every rock in their jurisdiction if they had the slightest hint that this occurred there.”

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Police Officers Watch Pro-Abortion Vandals Damage the Home of Prominent Pro-Life Attorney

The home of pro-life hero attorney Thomas Brejcha was vandalized by a radical pro-abortion mob the night of July 1 as police officers stood by in squad cars and on bicycles observing and making no arrests.

According to a Saturday email release from the Thomas More Society (TMS), Brejcha, who founded the organization and serves as its president and chief counsel, was targeted in advance of the attack by a terrorist group calling itself the “Reproductive Justice Union” (RJU).

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World Economic Forum Calls for the Metaverse to Have Rules and Standards

It’s no secret, and the World Economic Forum (WEF) certainly isn’t trying to keep it a secret, that this Davos-based group has a special interest in the development of the metaverse, and in making sure the key role in shaping it should be had by the elites.

This has been clear at least since this spring’s WEF summit when a lot was said and written about the metaverse, and now a fresh blog post on WEF’s site, titled, “The metaverse paradox: Why the industry needs better standardization,” revisits this topic.

Like the title suggests, the main point here is metaverse standardization — in other words, the push to position elites as those defining and directing standardization efforts, in that way seizing control over an emerging technology early on, and, like one in their position does, never letting go of it again.

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/12/2022

  1. Once in 2014, in LiveJournal with an educated Kievan, I discussed the topic of the murder of Polish professors by Ukrainian students. To which he said that the Polish professors deserved it because of their arrogance towards the Ukrainians.

    In general, it all started when, after the collapse of the USSR, Ukrainians began to look for a new identity. They abandoned our common victories and achievements, called it oppression and genocide, and made Bandera a hero even in those territories where he was hated and considered a criminal.

  2. Continuing my comment.
    You know what’s the funniest thing? That only a small part of the Ukrainians are guilty of crimes against the Poles in Volhynia. The part that previously belonged to the Russian Empire has nothing to do with this. But EVERYONE will repent before the Poles. Because they shouted “Bandera is our father.”

  3. Population exchange in kretinocratic Sweden

    Sweden best in EU at exchanging population to Arabs

    SCB: Sweden could have 12 million inhabitants by 2040

    Most Arabs, Somalis and Afghans to become Swedes by 2021

    12% of Sweden’s 21-year-old men were born in Afghanistan

    Hübinette: “4 out of 10 children have a foreign background”
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    The government and C intend to break immigration records this year

    https://www.friatider.se/regeringen-och-c-tanker-sla-invandringsrekord-i-ar

    Published 12 July 2022 in Fria Tider

    The government is lying when it claims to be conducting immigration at the “EU minimum level” and is in fact planning a subsidy immigration which, under the name of “labour immigration”, will make immigration as a whole break records this year. This as a result of an agreement between the S and Annie Lööf (C) [the Centre Party].

    – The unreasonable system remains in place because the Center Party is standing in the way, says LO economist Torbjörn Hållö to Fokus.

    The year after the asylum chaos of 2015, when Sweden received 162,788 illegally entered immigrants seeking asylum, the latest record was broken.

    According to Morgan Johansson, Sweden has since shaken things up and now has “one of the tightest refugee laws in the EU” and is pursuing “the tightest migration policy in 40 years”, writes the magazine Fokus.

    However, these are all lies, and in fact the population change has continued unabated, with around 100,000 residence permits issued since the record years of 2015 and 2016.

    “Since Sweden ‘tightened’ its migration policy, we have thus received more than 700,000 immigrants, which is roughly equivalent to Gothenburg and Jönköping combined. And what does it look like so far in 2022? It looks like we’re heading for a new record,” Focus notes.

    In the first half of 2022, 86,685 residence permits were granted, which means 173,370 residence permits by the end of the year if the current pace continues. This is a new record and far surpasses the peak year of the asylum chaos in 2016, when most immigrants in 2015 were granted residence permits.

    Only 37,000 of the new arrivals this year are from Ukraine. The rest, i.e. the majority, are so-called labour migrants (24,586 people) and family migrants (12,045 people) – two categories entirely dominated by low-skilled individuals from the Third World.

    In practice, this is subsidy immigration on a large scale,” says Focus expert, Samira Aqil, an investigator at the National Board of Health and Welfare.

    – Foreign nationals who have a residence permit or the right to stay may be entitled to financial assistance, he says.

    LO economist Torbjörn Hållö also gives his opinion in an interview with the magazine. He recalls that the system of calling subsidy immigration “labour immigration” came about when the Green Party and Fredrik Reinfeldt (M) agreed on this arrangement in 2008. Today, the Moderates do not want to know about the deal and most parties want to fix the problem – but Annie Lööf and the Center Party are blocking all attempts from right to left.

    – The unreasonable system remains because the Center Party is at odds. Their liberal labour immigration policy was included as an important point in the January agreement and they are sticking to it, says Torbjörn Hållö to Fokus.
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    The population shift

    Sverige bäst i EU på att byta befolkning till araber
    SCB: Sverige kan ha 12 miljoner invånare 2040
    Flest araber, somalier och afghaner blev svenskar 2021
    12 procent av Sveriges 21-åriga män är födda i Afghanistan
    Hübinette: “4 av 10 barn har utländsk bakgrund”

  4. Odessa has always been a Russian city. In which there was a place for everyone – both Russians and Ukrainians and Jews and Greeks …
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    In Odessa, the monument to Catherine the Great can be replaced with a sculpture of a porn actor

    More than 25,000 votes were received by a petition whose author proposes to replace the monument to the Russian Empress Catherine II with a monument to the American pornographic actor Billy Herrington.

    “A monument project is being proposed where actor Billy Herrington will sit at the bar with a bottle of beer. In this way, we will win on several points at once,” — The text of the petition says published on the website of Zelensky’s office.

    The appeal noted that Catherine II (who at the end of the 18th century, 228 years ago, signed a decree on the construction of Odessa. Editor’s note) is a debatable historical figure who caused great damage to Ukrainian statehood and culture. According to the author of the petition, the installation of a monument to the porn actor will mark a “clear signal” about Ukraine’s support for the LGBT community. In addition, this sculpture will become a popular tourist attraction.

    The author of the petition explains that Catherine II is a controversial figure who caused great harm to the statehood and culture of Ukraine.
    “The very fact of erecting this monument was a terrible mistake, and every day of its further existence signals that Odessa is in the zone of Russian cultural influence. It’s time to change this,” says Matveev and proposes to install a sculpture of Gerrington, an actor, on the site of the monument to Catherine II. who starred in porn movies in the 90s.

    …There is another petition on the President’s website regarding the monument to Catherine II. The author Stefaniya Tsegelnyk proposes to demolish it: “Stop allocating millions of hryvnias for the maintenance of the monument to the one that contributed to the genocide of the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar peoples

    https://en.rua.gr/2022/07/12/in-odessa-the-monument-to-catherine-the-great-can-be-replaced-with-a-sculpture-of-a-porn-actor/

    This is very funny, because for the most part Ukrainians were driven into slavery by the Crimean Tatars, and their women were made into sex slaves.
    Catherine the Great put an end to this state, which brought so much grief to the Ukrainians themselves.

    Moreover, the Ukrainians themselves fought on the side of the Russian army.

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