Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/13/2022

The latest data on the Consumer Price Index in the USA indicate that it has increased by 9.1% year-on-year as of June 2022. Meanwhile, Hungary has increased its key interest rate by another 200 basis points.

In other news, according to the latest polls, the majority of Germans do not support their government’s policies on Ukraine.

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Financial Crisis
» Average American Worker Down $3400 in Annual Income Since Biden Took Office
» Big Tech’s Latest Defense: ‘Regulating Us Would Increase Inflation’
» Canadian Food Suppliers Expect Inflation to Cause More Grocery Store Price Hikes
» Consumer Price Index Increased in June 9.1%, Compared to Previous Year
» Czechs Curtail Shopping as Crisis Looms and Pessimism Spreads
» Half of Canadians ‘In Financial Trouble’ After Bank of Canada Interest Rate Increase: Poll
» Hungary Hikes Interest Rate by Another 200 Basis Points
» Most Poles Drastically Changing Their Vacation Plans Due to Cost-of-Living Crisis
» Quebecers Protest Rising Inflation in Saint-Leonard
» Swedish Electricity Prices Reach New Record for July as Cost of Living Soars
» Trump on Inflation Numbers: ‘How Can People Survive This?’
» US Dollar at Record Level Against Polish Zloty
» WEF Pushes for Restricting “Certain Types of Actors and Transactions” From Using Decentralized Finance
 
USA
» Amber Heard’s Request for Mistrial Denied by Judge
» Appeals Court Affirms the Right to Film Cops
» California Governor Signs Bill Allowing Victims to Sue Gun-Makers
» Court Grants Discovery on Biden-Big Tech Censorship Collusion
» Democrats Demanding Student Debt Forgiveness Owe Huge Sums in College Loans
» DeSantis Favored Over Trump Among Florida Republicans for 2024 GOP Candidate
» Ex-CIA Engineer Who Leaked “Vault 7” Tools Convicted of Biggest Theft in Agency History
» Families of Uvalde Mass Shooting Victims React to Leaked Video
» John Bolton Admits He Helped Plan Foreign Coup Attempts
» Just 18% of Americans Say Biden Should Run Again in 2024: Poll
» Man ‘Absolutely Not’ Facing Charges for Shooting at Armed Home Invaders, Florida Sheriff Says
» Man Charged With Murder in String of New York City Homeless Stabbings
» Mom Escapes Son’s Killing Spree After Being Stabbed in Michigan Home, Cops Say
» New York Ex-Con Captured in Puerto Rico After Being Released Without Bail on Gun Charges
» NYPD Stops Testing Police for Pot Use
» Ohio AG Says ‘Monster’ Who Allegedly Raped 10-Year-Old Should Spend Life in Prison, If Convicted
» San Francisco Wants Real-Time Access to Private Surveillance Cameras
» Trump Says He Could Have Made Musk ‘Drop to His Knees and Beg’ For Federal Subsidies
» Uvalde School Surveillance Video Shows Officers Standing Idly by While Children Scream During Massacre
» Virginia Courts, Humane Society Rescue, Find Homes for 4,000 Beagles Mistreated at Research Facility
» Wisconsin Elections Commission Fails to Release Guidance for Clerks After Supreme Court Rules Ballot Drop Boxes Illegal
» Women Now Make Up the Largest Group of New Gun Owners
 
Canada
» Guilbeault’s Cross-Country Environmental Tour by Train “Not Feasible”
» Kingston Man Facing 76 Charges, Including Human Trafficking, Revealed to be ‘Prominent’ Figure in Local Tech Sector
» Montreal Police Push Alexa Lavoie and Citizens Away to Protect Trudeau
» Nearly Half of Conservative Party Supporters Say Poilievre Their Top Choice for Leader: Poll
» Ontario Teacher Union Proposing Lesson Plans to Identify “White Privilege”
» Watch: MLB Star Blasts Canada’s Vaccine Policy, Says He Will Not Let Country ‘Tell Me What I Do and Don’t Put in My Body’
 
Europe and the EU
» Czechia: Prague Named Sixth-Best City in the World
» Dutch Grocery Store Backed by Gates Foundation Burns Down
» Dutch Farmers Blockade Highway, Hold BBQ; Police Arrive, Hand Out Cookies
» French Legislators Vote Against Emmanuel Macron’s Vax Passes
» Germany’s New Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Labeled Ethnic Germans ‘Potatoes’
» Majority of Germans No Longer Support Government’s Course on Ukraine
» Netherlands: Over Two-Thirds of Jab Recipients Do Not Plan on Getting Boosted
» Poland: Kaczynski: Germans Still Owe Us Financially and Morally for Word War II Atrocities
» Scotland to Scan Vehicle License Plates to Enforce “Low Emission” Zones
» Swedish City Launches ‘Dirty-Talking’ Trash Cans to Discourage Littering
» UK: AI Companies Are Working on Tech to Detect Faces, Even When People Are Wearing Face Masks
» UK: London’s Heathrow Airport Caps Daily Passengers at 100,000
» Watch: Lewis Brackpool Discusses the Farmer Rebellion on OANN
 
Russia
» Ukraine Round-Up: Claims of Forced Deportations and Grain Talks Take Place
 
South Asia
» As Sri Lanka’s President Flees to Paradise Island, Embattled PM Appoints Generals to Restore Law & Order
 
Australia — Pacific
» Watch: Protester Stands His Ground Against ‘Corrupt’ Cops
 
Immigration
» 39% of Murders in Germany Committed by Foreigners
» Afghan Migrant Who Sexually Assaulted Underage Girls and Raped a 12-Year-Old Boy After Arriving in France Tells Court: ‘In my Country it is Normal to Have Sex With Young Boys’
» German Swimming Pools to Feature More Police to Combat Increase in Migrant Violence
» Human Trafficker From India Attacks Polish Border Guard
» Italy: Young Immigrants Commit Nearly 1 Out of Every 2 Crimes in Their Age Group
» More Than 14,000 Migrants Have Crossed the Channel by Boat So Far This Year, Figures Reveal — as at Least 100 Reach the UK Today With More Arrivals Expected During Heatwave
» Sweden Rocked by Attempted Murder, Brutal Rape of Child at Playground by African Suspect
 
Culture Wars
» California Law Professor, Senator Clash Over Whether Men Can Get Pregnant
» Doctor Proposes Floating ‘Abortion Boat’ In the Gulf of Mexico
» Reddit’s Comicbooks Community Bans Rippaverse Comics for “Supporting Comics From Hate Groups”
» They “Should Never Know Peace Again”: Harvard Instructor Calls for People to “Accost” Justices in Public
 

Average American Worker Down $3400 in Annual Income Since Biden Took Office

The average American worker has lost $3,400 in annual income since Biden took office in January 2021.

Since Biden’s inauguration, the cost of living, including prices at the grocery store and prices at the gas pump have steadily risen. While Biden seeks to blame the COVID-19 pandemic and Russian President Vladimir Putin for the state of the economy, Americans enduring hardship have had little to fall back on.

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

Big Tech’s Latest Defense: ‘Regulating Us Would Increase Inflation’

Big Tech has managed to find another talking point as it pushes back against US lawmakers’ attempts to pass new antitrust legislation.

Anything from these massive corporations’ supposed concern for startups and small companies, to national security has already been brought up by lobbyists working to undermine a number of bills now in Congress.

This time, they play on the fear of rising inflation, and claim that antitrust bills, if passed, would aggravate that situation.

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

Canadian Food Suppliers Expect Inflation to Cause More Grocery Store Price Hikes

Canadians can expect more price hikes at the grocery store, food suppliers say.

Letters from food suppliers to grocery stores say food prices will likely increase in the fall — on top of the already double-digit percentage increase in food costs during the pandemic.

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

Consumer Price Index Increased in June 9.1%, Compared to Previous Year

The Consumer Price Index increased in June by 9.1%, compared to the same time the previous year, the Labor Department announced Wednesday.

The number marks the biggest yearly increase since December 1981, according to the Associated Press.

Financial analysts predicted an 8.8% increase.

The CPI increased 1.3% from May.

The year-over-year increase for May was 8.6%.

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

Czechs Curtail Shopping as Crisis Looms and Pessimism Spreads

Dramatically high inflation and the energy crisis have taken their toll on the Czech consumer, and a substantial part of the Czech population no longer believes the situation will change for the better in the coming years. As pessimism spreads, Czechs are growing fearful of impoverishment and a drop in their standard of living. As a result, households have begun to curtail their spending.

The drop in shopping is clear in the data, with a significant decrease in sales, which is more than twice as high year-over-year. The people blame the worse economic situation on the government, which is allegedly unable to deal with rising energy costs. Sales of clothing and footwear fell particularly dramatically.

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

Half of Canadians ‘In Financial Trouble’ After Bank of Canada Interest Rate Increase: Poll

At the beginning of the year, the Bank of Canada’s key interest rate sat at 0.25 percent. In the months since, inflation has run roughshod over the Canadian economy, prompting the Bank to gradually increase the rate.

On Wednesday, the Bank announced that the interest would be raised to 2.5 percent, a jump of 1 percent over the previous increase in June.

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

Hungary Hikes Interest Rate by Another 200 Basis Points

At a meeting that ordinarily does not deal with interest rate modifications, the Monetary Council of the Hungarian Central Bank (MNB) increased its base rate by another 200 basis points, bringing the total to 385 basis points since the last rate hike on June 28.

In a surprising move, last Thursday the MNB increased the one-week deposit rate by 200 basis points to 9.75 percent, because the forint had weakened to new record lows the day before, despite the fact that the council had raised the central bank base rate by 185 basis points to 7.75 percent at the previous week’s interest rate meeting (on June 28).

The MNB also announced last Thursday that the quick fixing of the base rate and the one-week deposit rate would be on the agenda at the July 12 meeting, so the 200 basis point increase was in effect pre-announced.

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

Most Poles Drastically Changing Their Vacation Plans Due to Cost-of-Living Crisis

More than half of Poles, per a recent poll, have altered their vacation plans, with one in five giving up on their trip entirely as a result of record levels of inflation and rising prices for tourism-related activities, fuel, and food.

A survey by GfK reported that 57 percent of respondents have made significant changes to their vacation plans, with 21 percent abandoning trips due to the current cost-of-living crisis.

The “Current Consumer Mood” poll additionally found that 15 percent of respondents decided to limit their holiday to Poland.

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

Quebecers Protest Rising Inflation in Saint-Leonard

Inflation is a major problem around the world. Many Canadians are suffering from the repercussions of it and many are struggling to keep up with the current reality. The gap between the rich and the poor is widening, creating a real class divide in society. The middle class that once encompassed most of the population is no longer there.

Rents are skyrocketing, groceries have become exorbitant, gas has become a luxury, interest rates are rising and the population is on the verge of a collapse. The cost of living is increasing at a great speed but the salaries are not keeping up. We have experienced the psychological repercussions of the measures imposed by the government, but with inflation, these same repercussions will explode.

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

Swedish Electricity Prices Reach New Record for July as Cost of Living Soars

The price of electricity soared in Sweden on Monday, reaching its highest ever price for July.

Units of electricity reached as high as SEK 6/kWh during certain hours of the day in southern Sweden, with the capital Stockholm expected to exceed that in the summer evenings.

Speaking to News Today, Emma Borgström, a sales manager at international energy company Eon, revealed that July prices had never been as high as they are now.

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

Trump on Inflation Numbers: ‘How Can People Survive This?’

Former President Donald Trump responded Wednesday to the federal government report showing record-high inflation, asking, “How can people survive.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that inflation in June was 9.1% higher that it was 12 months earlier, as part of the agency’s monthly Consumer Price Index report.

“Fuel prices up 60%, Airfare up 34%, Eggs up 33% — how can people survive?” Trump asked.

The June inflation report marks the highest annual increase in more than four decades.

“Our Country is so weak right now because the Radical Left Democrats have no clue what they are doing. All they want to do is ‘get Trump,’ and they are willing to destroy our Nation to do it,” Trump also wrote. “America will not allow this to go on for much longer. Don’t vote for the Radical Left Democrats, vote for American First Republicans — Save America!”

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

US Dollar at Record Level Against Polish Zloty

The euro’s weakness against the U.S. dollar has strongly affected the value of the Polish zloty, which has now reached its lowest-ever value against the U.S. currency.

Both the U.S. dollar and the euro on Wednesday morning were worth more than 4.80 PLN. The Polish zloty has also fallen against other currencies; the Swiss franc was worth more than 4.85 and the British pound over 5.70 PLN.

The depreciation of the Polish zloty is greatly tied to the war in Ukraine and growing panic on financial markets. Poland’s currency stabilized for a while but is once again falling as a result of long-term trends tied to the war.

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

WEF Pushes for Restricting “Certain Types of Actors and Transactions” From Using Decentralized Finance

Like the response to trucker protests in Canada demonstrated earlier in the year, a centralized and tightly controlled financial system makes it very easy to punish those participating.

On a much bigger scale, the same is true of entire countries — if they are dependent solely on centralized international systems, they can be cut off at any point, and those in control of the systems can use them as very effective weapons.

But the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) is throwing a wrench into all this, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has noted in an article posted on its site. The WEF is calling the technology behind DeFi “something of a double-edged sword.” The case of Russia is being used as an example and perhaps a smokescreen, from which emerges the old push to regulate decentralized finances as such.

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

Amber Heard’s Request for Mistrial Denied by Judge

According to a court filing released Wednesday, a Virginia judge has rejected Amber Heard’s bid for a new trial stating, “Defendant has neither followed proper procedure nor shown evidence of prejudice.”

Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Penney Azcarate has denied all of Heard’s motions to have the verdict of the defamation trial thrown out and re-tried, that found Heard guilty of defaming her ex-husband Johnny Depp in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed, where she described herself as a victim of domestic violence.

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

Appeals Court Affirms the Right to Film Cops

The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the right to record the police is protected by the First Amendment. Other appellate courts that have ruled the same include the Eleventh, Fifth, Seventh, First, Ninth, and Third circuits.

The ruling came in the Irizarry v. Yehia case. Irizarry, a journalist who records on-duty cops, filed the case after an encounter with Officer Yehia. The journalist tried to record a traffic stop, but Officer Yehia stood in front of the camera and pointed a flashlight into it.

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

California Governor Signs Bill Allowing Victims to Sue Gun-Makers

Authored by Caden Pearson via The Epoch Times

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed legislation to allow Californian victims of shootings to sue gun makers and sellers for the harm caused by criminals using guns.

The governor, a Democrat, said in a video statement that most industries are “held to account” when their products cause harm except for the gun industry.

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

Court Grants Discovery on Biden-Big Tech Censorship Collusion

A federal court has granted Missouri and Louisiana’s motion for discovery in a lawsuit that alleges high-ranking members of the Biden administration colluded with the tech giants Meta, Twitter, and YouTube to suppress free speech.

The decision paves the way for Missouri Attorney General Erich Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry to collect discovery and documents from the Biden administration officials and tech giants that were mentioned in the lawsuit.

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

Democrats Demanding Student Debt Forgiveness Owe Huge Sums in College Loans

Over a dozen progressive members of Congress who have been pushing President Joe Biden to forgive student loans owe an astonishing amount of educational debt, a new review of financial disclosures from the Daily Caller News Foundation shows.

The 13 Democratic members reported their individual debts in 2021 and 2020, in amounts that range from as little as $15,000 to as much as $300,000. This includes “The Squad” members New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who owes up to $50,000, and also Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who owes up to $100,000. Both congresswomen have been very vocal on the issue, with Ocasio-Cortez calling the lack of loan forgiveness a “moral hazard,” and Tlaib claiming that canceling student debt is “a racial justice issue.”

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

DeSantis Favored Over Trump Among Florida Republicans for 2024 GOP Candidate

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is the obvious favorite among Florida Republicans when compared with former Republican President Donald Trump, found a new poll.

Blueprint Polling asked respondents who they would like for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. DeSantis took the lead with 50.9 percent who backed or preferred his candidacy, compared to Trump at 38.6 percent, according to Newsweek.

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

Ex-CIA Engineer Who Leaked “Vault 7” Tools Convicted of Biggest Theft in Agency History

A former CIA software engineer who leaked the so-called “Vault 7” tools was convicted Wednesday of causing the largest theft of classified information in the history of the agency.

Joshua Schulte, who has been sitting behind bars without bail since 2018 and chose to defend himself at trial, told the jury that the CIA and FBI made him a scapegoat for the 2017 WikiLeaks release of up to 34 terabytes of information.

Separately, Schulte awaits trial on possession of child ponography and transport charges, which he has pleaded not guilty to, according to Military.com.

As part of his defense, Schulte claimed he was singled out because “hundreds of people had access to (the information),” adding “Hundreds of people could have stolen it.”

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

Families of Uvalde Mass Shooting Victims React to Leaked Video

A day after surveillance video from the Uvalde mass shooting was leaked to the media, families are grappling with what they finally saw for themselves.

They reacted in shock to footage that shows increasingly armed officers waiting for commands outside a classroom where children and teachers were dying.

We’re now hearing from family members and a teacher after they saw surveillance footage from inside Robb Elementary during the mass shooting.

Texans and the rest of the country are reacting to surveillance footage showing the 77 minutes it took for law enforcement to kill the gunman who shot and killed 19 students and two teachers inside Robb Elementary in Uvalde.

Uziyah Sergio Garcia was one of the kids killed. The 10-year-old’s aunt, Mary Grace Valencia, says she’s appalled seeing the footage of heavily armed and shielded officers waiting to take action.

“They just stood there waiting for this evil person to finish what he was doing,” she said.

Wednesday, FOX-affiliate KABB-TV spoke with Arnulfo Reyes, a Robb Elementary fourth-grade teacher.

“The kids start asking, ‘What’s going on?’ Cause it’s just very loud,” he recalled.

Reyes was shot in the arm. He was the only survivor from classroom 111. He lost 11 students. Reyes says the hallway footage of law enforcement is difficult to watch.

“They should’ve acted fast,” he said.

Meanwhile, some family members of Uvalde victims as well as some related to victims of other mass shootings marched in Washington D.C. on Wednesday…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

John Bolton Admits He Helped Plan Foreign Coup Attempts

Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

John Bolton, the former White House national security adviser for the Trump administration, has claimed that he previously helped plan attempted coups of foreign leaders.

Bolton made the comment in an interview with CNN’s “The Lead” on Tuesday, shortly after the Jan. 6 House Select Committee had wrapped up its seventh congressional hearing, regarding the breach of the U.S. Capitol.

Panel lawmakers focused much of Tuesday’s hearing on evidence around testimony provided by former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and alleged ties between former President Trump and “extremist” right-wing groups.

The committee claims that Trump intentionally tried to mount an insurrection against the United States government in a last-ditch effort to remain in power after losing the 2020 election to Joe Biden.

Speaking to CNN, Bolton insisted that Trump could not have pulled off a “carefully planned coup d’etat aimed at the Constitution” because “that’s not the way Donald Trump does things.”

“It’s not an attack on our democracy,” Bolton said. “It’s Donald Trump lookin

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

Just 18% of Americans Say Biden Should Run Again in 2024: Poll

Fewer than one-fifth of all Americans believe President Joe Biden should run again in 2024, a new poll shows—a stinging rebuke to the Democratic politician that has worked for most of his life to attain the White House.

The Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that just 18 percent of American adults think Biden should mount another challenge for the White House in 18 months, with 64 percent arguing that he should drop out and let another contender take on Republicans that November.

The survey polled nearly 1,700 adults earlier in the month. The number of adults supportive of another Biden campaign has fallen by seven points since May.

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

Man ‘Absolutely Not’ Facing Charges for Shooting at Armed Home Invaders, Florida Sheriff Says

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida sheriff said a homeowner will “absolutely not” face charges after he shot at armed suspects with an “AK-47 style gun” during a home invasion on July 7.

According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, three suspects pushed the homeowner into his house after he answered the door and attacked him during a home invasion. One of the suspects was armed.

During the home invasion, the victim dropped his gun, which was then picked up by a suspect, deputies said.

With two suspects armed, the victim ran to a back room and grabbed another gun and began shooting at the suspects, according to ECSO. The suspects can be seen in security video running from the home as shots ring out.

A release said the three suspects ran to a vehicle where a fourth suspect was waiting and they drove off.

“So those you who might ask a question, is the homeowner going to be charged for shooting at these people? Absolutely not,” Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said. “The homeowner is protecting himself and in Florida and Escambia County, you can protect yourself.”

Deputies later identified Da’Torrance Hackworth, 20, Antonio Dewayne Dean Jr., 18, and Joseph Roman Sanders, 18, as suspects. They are still looking to identify the fourth suspect…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Man Charged With Murder in String of New York City Homeless Stabbings

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — A man was arrested in Harlem and charged with murder in connection with the stabbings of three sleeping homeless people in Manhattan.

Treyvon Murphy, 40, was taken into custody after a good Samaritan spotted him sitting at a bus stop near St. Nicholas Park in Harlem.

Police say he was dressed in the same shirt and distinctive neon sneakers he was wearing in surveillance video released by police.

Murphy, who is said to be homeless himself and was residing in local shelters, is charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, and two counts of assault…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Mom Escapes Son’s Killing Spree After Being Stabbed in Michigan Home, Cops Say

A man is accused of killing two people and stabbing his mother, Michigan authorities said.

Officers responded to a call about a woman being stabbed at 8:10 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, the Harper Woods Department of Public Safety said in a news release. Police told local news outlets that the woman is the man’s mother.

A neighbor told WXYZ that the injured woman had rushed across the street to her house.

“I was like, ‘What happened?’“ the neighbor told Click On Detroit. “She says, ‘I was stabbed.’ I’m, like, ‘What?’ Then she started to collapse so I helped her down and I had to keep her up, because at that point I see the knife is still in her back.”

When officers arrived at the scene, they reported finding a small child crying near the home. Officers picked up the child and, soon after, came under gunfire, police said.

The gunman barricaded himself inside the house with smoke and flames coming out, the news release said.

Fox2 reported that as officers negotiated with the barricaded suspect, and photos from Click on Detroit appear to show officers attempting to put out the fire.

The standoff lasted at least six hours before the suspect surrendered, Fox2 reported. The man was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

After the standoff, officers entered the home to find two people, a male and a female dead, the news release said…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

New York Ex-Con Captured in Puerto Rico After Being Released Without Bail on Gun Charges

An ex-con who disappeared after being released without bail on gun charges was captured by federal agents in Puerto Rico, a source told the New York Post.

Frankie Centeno was set to face prosecution for allegedly being a felon in possession of a firearm. But Centeno allegedly ignored an order to get fitted with an ankle bracelet following his release.

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

NYPD Stops Testing Police for Pot Use

The New York Police Department is ending randomized, scheduled and pre-employment cannabis tests and will now only test officers for marijuana use when they appear high on the job.

The state of New York legalized marijuana for recreational use in April 2021, but NYPD officers were not allowed to use the drug until Monday, when the New York City Law Department Deputy issued a legal opinion stating that the department cannot test officers.

The Law Department “amended the New York State Labor Law to prohibit adverse employment actions based on recreational marijuana use,” a spokesperson wrote to journalist Leeroy Johnson on Wednesday.

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

Ohio AG Says ‘Monster’ Who Allegedly Raped 10-Year-Old Should Spend Life in Prison, If Convicted

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost told “Just the News, Not Noise” that the “monster” who allegedly raped and impregnated a 10-year-old girl should “spend the rest of his life in prison,” if he is convicted.

Illegal Guatemalan migrant Gerson Fuentes, 27, was charged on Wednesday in connection to the rape. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed to Fox News that Fuentes is not a legal resident of the United States.

Politicians and activists, including President Joe Biden, used the case of the 10-year-old girl who reportedly had to travel from Ohio to Indiana to obtain a possibly life-saving abortion when she was 6-weeks pregnant.

The fact that the news is focusing on the abortion part of the story, not the horrific child abuse “fits in with a narrative with a number of folks in the media,” Yost said.

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

San Francisco Wants Real-Time Access to Private Surveillance Cameras

Lawmakers in San Francisco are deliberating on a law that would give the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) real-time access to private security cameras, like those in retail shops and even residential doorbells. The city’s Rules Committee is set to vote on the ordinance on July 18.

The draft ordinance is an amendment to the city’s 2019 surveillance ordinance, which requires the SFPD to get permission from elected officials and the general public before launching or using surveillance systems. Without the law, the SFPD could conduct surveillance without the knowledge of the public.

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

Trump Says He Could Have Made Musk ‘Drop to His Knees and Beg’ For Federal Subsidies

A day after Musk had tweeted that Trump was “too old” to run for another term as President and “too much drama,” Trump escalated the feud on Tuesday with a series of posts on his own social media platform Truth Social.

Trump posted a photo of himself with Musk in the White House, saying: “When Elon Musk came to the White House asking me for help on all of his many subsidized projects, whether it’s electric cars that don’t drive long enough, driverless cars that crash, or rocketships to nowhere, without which subsidies he’d be worthless, and telling me how he was a big Trump fan and Republican, I could have said, ‘drop to your knees and beg,’ and he would have done it.”

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

Uvalde School Surveillance Video Shows Officers Standing Idly by While Children Scream During Massacre

On May 24, a gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas and proceeded to murder nineteen kids and two teachers. New video shows officers standing in the hallway, children screaming, with one officer, whose child was in the room where the massacre took place, being held back by a superior.

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

Virginia Courts, Humane Society Rescue, Find Homes for 4,000 Beagles Mistreated at Research Facility

An effort by Virginia courts and the federal government to shutter of a dog breeding-and-research facility over inhumane conditions has now moved into a large-scale effort to find new homes for as many as 4,000 beagles.

The Envigio breeding and research facility was forced to shut down after a months-long Agriculture Department investigation concluded that conditions at the Cumberland, Va., facility were inhumane to the animals.

The investigation was followed by a Virginia District Court judge ordering the government to step in and oversee “the expeditious removal” of all dogs remaining at the facility.

The investigation found over 300 puppy deaths, small confinements for the dogs, underfeeding and temperatures as high as 90 degrees for extended periods of time. More than 70 animal violations were discovered.

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

Wisconsin Elections Commission Fails to Release Guidance for Clerks After Supreme Court Rules Ballot Drop Boxes Illegal

Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) has yet to release new guidance on how to handle absentee ballots for the Aug. 9 primary election after the state’s Supreme Court ruled that ballot drop boxes are illegal.

Republicans and Democrats on the commission repeatedly hit an impasse on July 12, when it came to deciding the meaning of the court’s July 8 ruling and how it should be interpreted and handled by more than 1,800 municipal clerks ahead of the primary.

The court ruled 4—3 that drop boxes that enable people to drop off ballots cast by themselves and others are illegal under state law and voters must return their ballots in person.

“We hold the documents are invalid because ballot drop boxes are illegal under Wisconsin statutes,” Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote in the majority opinion on July 8. “An absentee ballot must be returned by mail or the voter must personally deliver it to the municipal clerk at the clerk’s office or a designated alternate site.”

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

Women Now Make Up the Largest Group of New Gun Owners

Via TheFirearmBlog.com

The last couple of years has pushed many on-the-fence people from owning zero guns to at least own one gun. Whether it’s out of a newfound enjoyment for shooting sports or for personal protection, people just seem to be wising up to the benefits of being a firearms owner. Of those new gun owners, women now make up the largest group accounting for nearly half of new gun owners over the last five years.

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Guilbeault’s Cross-Country Environmental Tour by Train “Not Feasible”

Liberal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault’s plan to travel across Canada by train to discuss climate change was cancelled due to a lack of service by VIA Rail trains.

Guilbeault first announced the tour last year at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

“I look forward to travelling across the country early in the new year, by train, to meet and discuss (climate change) with Canadians in all parts of the country,” Guilbeault claimed.

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Kingston Man Facing 76 Charges, Including Human Trafficking, Revealed to be ‘Prominent’ Figure in Local Tech Sector

A human trafficking investigation conducted by numerous Ontario police forces recently led to the arrest of Michael Mark Haaima of Kingston, Ontario. He faces seventy-six charges, including human trafficking and producing child pornography.

It has since been revealed that Haaima was a “prominent” figure in Kingston’s tech sector.

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Montreal Police Push Alexa Lavoie and Citizens Away to Protect Trudeau

Mr. Justin Trudeau was in Montreal after his visit to Calgary.

This time, Mr. Trudeau was in a restaurant in Outremont for a dinner with friends. No information was revealed as to if this was an event for pleasure, or related to business. On the scene, several demonstrators from the Hasidic community were there, including reporter Lieby Levin, who asked a question about the state of freedom in Canada, which Mr. Trudeau of course ignored.

Montreal’s Hasidic neighbourhood was one of the most targeted areas for police backup during the pandemic.

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Nearly Half of Conservative Party Supporters Say Poilievre Their Top Choice for Leader: Poll

As the Conservative Party leadership election looms near, candidates are busy vying for support.

According to a new poll conducted by Postmedia-Léger, nearly half of Conservative Party supporters say Pierre Poilievre is their top choice.

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Ontario Teacher Union Proposing Lesson Plans to Identify “White Privilege”

Ontario’s largest teachers union has created a series of lesson plans for the fall term that are intended to help students identify “white privilege” and how it’s used to oppress people of colour.

The 83,000-member Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has geared this curriculum plan to Grades 7 and 8 students.

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Watch: MLB Star Blasts Canada’s Vaccine Policy, Says He Will Not Let Country ‘Tell Me What I Do and Don’t Put in My Body’

Three-time MLB All-Star catcher JT Realmuto defended his decision to miss a two-game series in Toronto, as he and three other Phillies players will be unable to enter Canada due to their vaccination status.

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Czechia: Prague Named Sixth-Best City in the World

Prague has been ranked the sixth-best city in the world for 2022, and the third-most beautiful, according to a list published by British magazine Time Out.

“Prague is not just a pretty face,” David Creighton wrote for the publication, citing why it was ranked ahead of cities such as Copenhagen, Berlin, or New York.

In addition to the beautiful sights, tourists can, according to the American journalist, enjoy the overall attractive quality of life in the Czech capital. Creighton cited the “giant” number of galleries and museums, as well as affordable yet high-quality food, in both shops or restaurants.

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Dutch Grocery Store Backed by Gates Foundation Burns Down

A video emerged this week from the Dutch city of Almelo, where a supermarket named Picnic where a fire scorched through the store and it was laid to ruins.

Rebel News arrived at the scene of the fire the following day to check it out.

It just so happens that Picnic is, in fact, a supermarket brand funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and uses electric vehicles to drop off groceries to customers.

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Dutch Farmers Blockade Highway, Hold BBQ; Police Arrive, Hand Out Cookies

The Dutch Farmer Rebellion continues to roll on, with our Rebel News team capturing scenes reminiscent of the Freedom Convoy protest that happened in Ottawa this past winter.

After interviewing some of the protesting farmers last night in the town of Marum, our team announced their plans to stay in the country for at least a little while longer.

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French Legislators Vote Against Emmanuel Macron’s Vax Passes

France has been one of the countries hardest hit by government-imposed COVID restrictions. Curfews, sanitary passes, mandatory masks for both indoor and outdoor spaces and so on.

Many demonstrations against these measures have occurred across France, but mostly centred on Paris, over the past two years. Despite the restrictions being unpopular, President Emmanuel Macron’s Ensemble coalition was re-elected on April 24, although he did lose his absolute majority in the National Assembly elections on June 19.

Yesterday, legislators in the National Assembly voted against a portion of a bill that would have seen the country adopt a health pass at the borders between the French mainland, Corsica and its overseas territories.

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Germany’s New Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Labeled Ethnic Germans ‘Potatoes’

Ferda Ataman has become Germany’s new federal commissioner for anti-discrimination despite claims of racism and her past instance of referring to ethnic Germans are “potatoes” in a magazine column she wrote.

The controversial Ataman has built a career around identity politics, and has made a number of racist remarks in the past, including in a Spiegel column where she wrote that many German citizens “sometimes mutate into thin-skinned Emo-Germans” if they are called “potatoes.”

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Majority of Germans No Longer Support Government’s Course on Ukraine

That was to be expected: support for the German government’s Ukraine and sanctions policy is dwindling rapidly among the German population — even though Russia has not yet taken any active countermeasures and most of the consequences of the sanctions are still hypothetical.

Nevertheless, more than half of Germans now have doubts about the policies of the federal government. This was reported by German daily Welt with reference to a survey by the opinion research institute Infratest dimap.

Accordingly, only 39 percent of Germans currently support the course of the coalition in the Ukraine war. In contrast, an impressive 56 percent of Germans have concerns.

At the same time, more and more Germans are worried about the consequences of supporting Ukraine.

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Netherlands: Over Two-Thirds of Jab Recipients Do Not Plan on Getting Boosted

Behind the scenes, preparations are being made to set up new shots against a virus that was designed for this purpose in a laboratory. Dutch Health minister Ernst Kuipers is calling on people to get yet another jab.

Last week, the Dutch health board, the RIVM, announced that the first shots against Corona no longer protect people. About a year after the shots, the so-called “vaccine effectiveness” has waned to zero percent, according to the RIVM.

According to official figures, 82,7 percent of Dutch people aged 12 and over have had at least one jab. But most people have had enough of this.

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Poland: Kaczynski: Germans Still Owe Us Financially and Morally for Word War II Atrocities

Despite pretending to be a moral superpower, Germany created a “system of abolition” after World War II that “effectively amnestied hundreds of thousands” of crimes committed against Poles, the leader of Poland’s governing Law and Justice (PiS) party Jaroslaw Kaczynski told a rally in Grójec, central Poland.

The PiS leader gave the example of how “it was decided that all crimes committed within the framework of the then existing German law were not crimes,” meaning that there was little to no accounting for crimes carried out against “Poles murdered in Auschwitz as a result of sentences pronounced on them” after summary trials.

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Scotland to Scan Vehicle License Plates to Enforce “Low Emission” Zones

In the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, and Aberdeen, in Scotland, Low Emission Zones (LEZs) have been launched — however enforcement will not begin until June 1, 2024 for Aberdeen and Edinburgh, June 1 2023 for Glasgow, and May 30 2024 for Dundee.

Transport Scotland said the grace period will allow ample time for compliance. Enforcement of the LEZs will be facilitated by automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems.

Vehicles entering the LEZs will be required to meet the Euro VI standards. Those that do not meet the standards are not allowed in the LEZs.

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Swedish City Launches ‘Dirty-Talking’ Trash Cans to Discourage Littering

In a bid to rid the city of litter and encourage citizens to keep the streets clean, the Swedish city of Malmö has resorted to unorthodox measures.

The Malmö City’s hope is that the erotic messages played every time you open the rubbish bin will entice residents to take their garbage properly in hand and stop littering.

Newly installed rubbish bins thank passers-by with a deep sensual voice and spicy remarks which are charged with thinly veiled sexual innuendos, such as “Oh yeah,, right in there”, and a few moans in between. Apart from thanking the public for their rubbish contributions, the trash cans suggestively beg for more.

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UK: AI Companies Are Working on Tech to Detect Faces, Even When People Are Wearing Face Masks

In the latest episode of BBC One’s Frontline Fightback, a series on the use of technology by law enforcement, the show highlighted Corsight AI, a tech company that produces facial recognition technology for use in crime-fighting.

In the episode, executives from Corsight AI were interviewed, highlighting the advantages of facial recognition technology in fighting crime in cases where the suspects have covered their faces.

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UK: London’s Heathrow Airport Caps Daily Passengers at 100,000

London’s Heathrow Airport asked airlines Tuesday to stop selling summer tickets as travel chaos worsens amid severe staffing shortages.

“Some airlines have taken significant action, but others have not, and we believe that further action is needed now to ensure passengers have a safe and reliable journey.

“We have therefore made the difficult decision to introduce a capacity cap with effect from 12 July to 11 September. Similar measures to control passenger demand have been implemented at other airports both in the UK and around the world,” Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said in a statement.

The new limit will be 100k daily passengers through the global aviation hub, and considering the departing seat average of around 104k — this means 4k passengers will be cut from flights daily.

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Watch: Lewis Brackpool Discusses the Farmer Rebellion on OANN

The Netherlands government is attempting to seize farmland from its citizens and turn the land into an urban city under the guise of ‘environmental policy.’ Many Dutch farmers have chosen to revolt against their government instead of succumbing to this control-seeking agenda, and have been protesting by blocking highways and borders, spraying manure on government buildings, and more.

“The government wants to come in, take these beautiful plots of land, thousands of acres of forests and trees and fields, and they just want to prop up giant concrete buildings on it. And they say that it’s for the environment!” remarked Smith.

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Ukraine Round-Up: Claims of Forced Deportations and Grain Talks Take Place

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called on Russia to stop forced deportations and “filtration” operations involving Ukrainians.

Russia had detained and forcibly moved to Russia some 900,000 to 1.6 million people, many of them children, he said.

Mr Blinken cited reports of children being separated from parents or abducted from orphanages to be put up for adoption in Russia.

There was also mounting evidence of torture or summary execution, he said.

Russia has in the past rejected reports of filtration camps as unprofessional and lies.

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As Sri Lanka’s President Flees to Paradise Island, Embattled PM Appoints Generals to Restore Law & Order

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, just before he was expected to resign amid mass protests fueled by a crippling economic crisis, embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country on a military jet from Colombo, bound for the nearby Maldives.

Now the protesting masses have breached the prime minister’s office as well, with the army appearing to stand down, days after storming the president’s residence and essentially living there, including swimming in his pool — as now viral video showed — demanding that he must go. “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his wife left aboard an air force plane bound for the Maldives — and he made his prime minister the acting president in his absence. That appeared to only further roil passions in the island nation,” the AP reports.

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Watch: Protester Stands His Ground Against ‘Corrupt’ Cops

Nick Patterson has vowed to take his ‘fight against police corruption’ all the way.

The former gym owner was jailed for 29 days after confronting photo of him appearing to punch a police officer made headlines across the nation.

While the mainstream media aired the perfectly-timed image to portray Patterson in a negative light, police bodycam footage later corroborated Patterson’s version of events.

He was released on harsh bail conditions and charged by police.

Victoria Police later even threatened me with jail if Rebel News didn’t remove the bodycam footage from our website.

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39% of Murders in Germany Committed by Foreigners

The proportion of non-Germans convicted of murder rose from 29.27 percent to 39.02 percent of total murders in the period from 2000 to 2020, according to information released from the German government.

The data, which was obtained by Alternative for Germany (AfD) representative in parliament Stephan Brandner after an official request, showed even more alarming figures when it comes to manslaughter convictions. Between 2000 and 2020, the proportion of foreigners convicted for manslaughter went from 37.53 percent of all such cases to 56.25 percent.

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Afghan Migrant Who Sexually Assaulted Underage Girls and Raped a 12-Year-Old Boy After Arriving in France Tells Court: ‘In my Country it is Normal to Have Sex With Young Boys’

An Afghan migrant who raped and sexually assaulted multiple young boys and girls defended his vile abuse as ‘normal’ cultural practice in his home country.

Mohammed Rahman Arsala, 32, moved to Saint-Brieuc in northern France in 2018 where he committed a string of offences.

He was jailed last year for 15 years for raping a 12-year-old boy and was hauled back before the courts last week to answer for further offences against children.

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German Swimming Pools to Feature More Police to Combat Increase in Migrant Violence

Public swimming pools in Germany can expect a greater police presence in the future, including police potentially in bathing suits, to help combat a concerning rise in migrant violence.

In an interview with the German BILD newspaper, the country’s Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faesar vowed to deal with the growing problem after a number of high-profile mass brawls between gangs of predominantly foreign nationals were captured on film and subsequently went viral on social media.

One such incident last month at an outdoor pool in Berlin saw security personnel struggle to restore order following a fight between approximately 100 foreign nationals which left four people injured and a security guard hospitalized.

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Human Trafficker From India Attacks Polish Border Guard

Two men accused of being human traffickers, one with an Indian passport domiciled in Poland and the other a Pakistani domiciled in Spain, refused to stop their two cars for a traffic patrol last Thursday in the town of Augustów.

Border guards chased the cars down and managed to stop them at a crossroads. One of the drivers attempted to drive straight at a border guard with the intention of knocking him down. This led to warning shots being fired into the tires of the vehicle.

The border guard was knocked over, and the car traveled a little further until driving off the road. The police eventually stopped the car. In each of the vehicles that were stopped, there were illegal migrants, probably from Iraq.

Both the Indian and the Pakistani have been charged with organizing an illegal border-crossing and for failing to stop when signaled to do so. The man from India has also been charged with causing bodily harm to the border guard he knocked over, which could lead him to face a 10-year jail sentence.

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Italy: Young Immigrants Commit Nearly 1 Out of Every 2 Crimes in Their Age Group

Young foreigners commit nearly half of the serious crimes in Italy in the 14-24 age group, according to data from the Italian government’s National Institute for Statistics (ISTAT).

The numbers are truly shocking since for this age group, foreigners make up 9.6 percent of the population. Nevertheless, young immigrants commit 50.2 percent of thefts, 48.1 percent of robberies, 47.7 percent of sexual violence, and 40.4 percent of assaults.

In the 18-24 age group, foreigners make up 11.2 percent of the country’s population, yet commit a whopping 89.7 percent of crimes involving exploitation of prostitution, 55.8 percent of cases involving sexual violence, 52.8 percent of robberies, 52.4 percent of thefts, and 43.6 percent of malicious injury cases, writes Giuseppe Valditara for Italy’s Libero newspaper. The data does not include crimes committed by second-generation Italians. In other words, Italians born to immigrant parents are not listed as “foreigners” and are instead seen as Italian citizens.

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More Than 14,000 Migrants Have Crossed the Channel by Boat So Far This Year, Figures Reveal — as at Least 100 Reach the UK Today With More Arrivals Expected During Heatwave

More than 14,000 migrants have crossed the English Channel by small boat so far this year, it has today been announced.

A total of 14,010 people have made the perilous journey across the 21-mile Dover Straits in 419 boats since the start of January, according to the Home Office.

It means more migrants have arrived on UK shores at this point this year than they had in last. It was not until in September last year that the number of people to successfully make the crossing hit 14,000.

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Sweden Rocked by Attempted Murder, Brutal Rape of Child at Playground by African Suspect

The suspect in a brutal rape and attempted murder of a child at a playground in Sweden last week is a migrant from Africa who received a permanent residence permit just days prior to the attack, according to reports.

The horrifying incident unfolded during the afternoon of July 7 in Skellefteå, a city on the northeast coast of the Scandinavian country.

Police and medical services were summoned to a wooded area at the Morö Backe school at around 5:30 p.m. after a couple found a 9-year-old who had been the victim of an “assassination attempt,” Fria Tider reports.

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California Law Professor, Senator Clash Over Whether Men Can Get Pregnant

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and a California law professor on July 12 clashed during a Senate hearing over whether only women can get pregnant.

Khiara Bridges, a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley who was called as a witness by Senate Democrats, used the phrase “people with the capacity for pregnancy” several times during the hearing, which focused on legal concerns following the Supreme Court striking down Roe v. Wade.

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Doctor Proposes Floating ‘Abortion Boat’ In the Gulf of Mexico

In the wake of the overturn of Roe v. Wade, pro-abortion activists have been scrambling to find a way around the restrictions on abortion in many of the southern states. One women’s doctor, Meg Autry, announced a new idea to The Washington Post: a floating abortion clinic.

Dr. Autry, an obstetrician, gynecologist, and professor at the University of California at San Francisco, wants to offer “surgical abortions and other reproductive health services” aboard a ship in the federal waters of the Gulf Coast, outside of the jurisdiction of states that limit abortions. Autry called the plan “an option for patients who don’t have other options.”

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Reddit’s Comicbooks Community Bans Rippaverse Comics for “Supporting Comics From Hate Groups”

Eric July’s Rippaverse Comics launch was banned by the ComicBooks subreddit, which has over 2.5 million subscribers.

A screenshot shared by the Twitter account UncappedTurtle shows that the promotional video was banned and the user who attempted to share it permanently banned from the subreddit, BoundingIntoComics reported.

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They “Should Never Know Peace Again”: Harvard Instructor Calls for People to “Accost” Justices in Public

Authored by Jonathan Turley

We recently discussed the Georgetown law professor who defended “more aggressive” protests targeting the Supreme Court justices, but Harvard clinical instructor Alejandra Caraballo wants to guarantee that “The 6 justices who overturned Roe should never know peace again.”

Accordingly, Caraballo is calling for people to “accost them every time they are in public.”

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/13/2022

  1. , the majority of Germans do not support their government’s policies on Ukraine.

    Until all forms of government systems were tried, we didn’t know that the best one was “democracy” And “democracy” cannot fit any type of brain say like Yugoslavians or Russians. “Democracy” Only suits those brains which are hard-wired inherently, obviously the nations that are enriched by the precious effects of “democracy”.

    Yesterday obovanodu Ahmado was in Africa herding 3 goats. Today he is staying in a Rochdale, UK $1000 a night hotel. That’s real Democracy. Not Russian’s watered-down one.

    So Germany will stop messing in Ukraine because voters in a democracy have weight.

    That’s why invasion in the western countries has been stopped by voters and feminist movements and LGBt. Those valued movements that only exist in estimable democracies.

  2. From Danish SNAPHANEN.DK
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    Mark Steyn – Victims of the Vax Special

    Vaccine victims, relatives of the dead and injured are present in the study. Neil Oliver, an MP and others from GB News.

    Mark Steyn is a rare honourable man out of hundreds of thousands of cowardly journalists. There will come a day when they, doctors and politicians will stop helping to kill people and act as megaphones for the pharmaceutical industry, but until then the bill they are racking up will just keep growing.

    Two years on, how much longer will they trust that the truth can be suppressed and their own face and honour saved?

    Victims of the Vaccine.
    A Mark Steyn Show Special.Vaccine victims, relatives of the dead and injured are present in the show. Neil Oliver, an MP and others from GB News.

    Mark Steyn is a rare honourable man out of hundreds of thousands of cowardly journalists. There will come a day when they, doctors and politicians will stop helping to kill people and act as megaphones for the pharmaceutical industry, but until then the bill they are racking up will just keep growing. Two years on, how much longer will they trust that the truth can be suppressed and their own face and honour saved?

    Mark Steyn – Victims of the Vax Special

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