Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/15/2022

A 9-year-old Swedish girl was beaten into a coma by a 13-year-old Ethiopian migrant who had just been given permanent residence in Sweden. Meanwhile, Serbian authorities arrested 85 illegal migrants and seized automatic weapons in a bust near the Hungarian border.

In other news, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that street lights would be turned off at night to save electricity.

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Thanks to Caroline Glick, Dean, JAS, JW, LP, MM, Reader from Chicago, SS, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Canada: Fraser Institute Finds Per-Person Debt Increased by 35.5% Since 2015 Under Trudeau
» China’s Economy Sharply Contracts in Q2
» Poland’s Weakened Currency Will Keep Poles Stuck Behind Western Europe in Terms of Pay and Living Standards
 
USA
» Biden Vows Executive Orders on Climate, Health Care Amid Legislative Stall
» Bombshells Undercut the ‘Big Lie: ‘ 21 Confirmed Illegalities, Irregularities From 2020 Election
» Boy, 14, Surrenders in Center City SEPTA Subway Platform Shooting
» Brother, Sister Charged With Fatally Shooting 18-Year-Old Woman During Oak Park Carjacking
» Former White House Physician Says “Biden Won’t Finish His Term”
» Jan. 6: Secret Service Deleted Texts Requested by Investigators, Watchdog Report Says
» Judge Expresses Concern About Harsh DOJ Methods in Misdemeanor Arrest of Navarro
» Man, 62, Stabbed in Stomach on Manhattan Subway Platform
» Manchin Says He Won’t Support Climate, Tax Provisions in Sweeping Democratic Bill
» Meta Admits Its Smart Glasses Have a Privacy Problem — But Has No Solutions
» New Poll: Liz Cheney Trailing Trump-Backed Primary Challenger by More Than 20 Points
» New Video Shows Akron Protests Turned Violent, Leading to Downtown Curfew
» New York Goes Back to Court Over Concealed Carry Restrictions Passed After SCOTUS Defeat
» Pennsylvania House Forms Bipartisan Committee to Investigate Philadelphia Progressive Prosecutor
» Petition: Save Jose Alba — Drop the Murder Charges Against Bodega Clerk Who Defended Himself
» Police in Maryland Announce Crackdown on Raucous Protests Outside Supreme Court Justices’ Homes
» Republican Senate Campaign Arm Announces Record-Breaking $173 Million Haul
» Road Rage Shooting Sends Man to the Hospital, Shuts Down Gratiot
» Sick Leftists Suggest Trump Had His Ex-Wife Killed to Avoid Deposition
» Truckers Protest California’s AB5
» Video: Warren Slams Car Door on Reporter Asking if Offering Bounties for Doxxing Justices Goes “Too Far”
» Wealthy Space Entrepreneur Who Has Pushed for Exploration of Aliens and the Afterlife Donates $10 Million to DeSantis
 
Canada
» 70% of Canadians Believe Current Airport Situation is a National Embarrassment
» BC on Track to Break Opioid Overdose Records Again
» Calgary Firefighters Take Vaccine Mandate Fight to Court
» Claims of Unmarked Graves at Residential School Challenged by Archaeological Evidence
» If Canadians Wanted to Eat Crickets, We Wouldn’t be Forced to Subsidize the Cricket Farm
» Joe Rogan: Canadians Gotta Get Rid of ‘F***ing Dictator’ Trudeau
» Lightning Takes Out Cattle on Family Ranch
» Paramedics Speak Out About Empty Hospitals During COVID, Probable Vax Injuries
» Vax or Die: Lifesaving Organ Transplant Denied Over Jab Status
 
Europe and the EU
» Dutch Farmers’ Protest Against Devastating ‘Climate Change’ Policy Blocks Highway in Almelo
» Farmer Rebellion: Dutch Citizens Say Farmer Protest Movement is ‘About All the People’
» France: Macron Announces Street Lights Will be Turned Off in Response to Energy Crisis
» French School Builds Concrete Wall to Protect Students From Shootings
» Germany: Interest Groups Wrestle to Claim Last Remaining Scraps of Gas Supply
» Macron Booed, Given Finger by French During Bastille Day Parade
» ‘No Money for Bread’ — Starving Italians Storm Town Hall
» Norwegian Gas Flowing to Poland Through Baltic Pipe, Helping Relieve Pressure Over Russian Energy Cuts
» Oh No, How Awful
» Orban: Europe Has ‘Shot Itself in the Lung’ And is Now ‘Gasping for Air’ Due to EU Sanctions on Russia
» Polish Ex-President Calls for Disintegration of Russia
» Rebel News Reporter Lewis Brackpool Joined Gareth Icke to Discuss the Dutch Farmers’ Rebellion
» Social Unrest Risks Rise as German Power Prices Squeeze Households
» UK: Latest Excuse for Technocratic Control: It’s Hot in Summer
» UK: London Police Deploy Facial Recognition Tech, Make Three Arrests, Collect Data on 15,000 People
» UK: Police in London Continue to Test Invasive and Inaccurate Facial Recognition
» ‘We Will Lose the Prosperity That We Had for Years’ — President of German Employers’ Association Warns of Coming Crisis Over Russian Gas Cut
 
Middle East
» Biden Draws Criticism for ‘Fist-Bump’ With Saudi Crown-Prince
» Caroline Glick: How Biden Ensured His Trip to the Middle East Would Fail
 
Russia
» Ukraine Round-Up: Girl, 4, Among Russian Rocket Attack Victims and British Aid Worker Dies
 
South Asia
» Dangerous PFI Plan ‘Towards Rule of Islam in India’ by 2047
» Hindu Nurse Raped and Murdered in Islamic Bangladesh
» Sri Lanka Seeks Way Forward After President Quits
 
Latin America
» Bolsonaro Says He Has a ‘Plan’ For Zelensky to Bring Peace to Ukraine
» Cuban Authorities Disrupt Internet Access to Crack Down on Protesters
» Wix Bans Site of Brazilian Journalist Allan Dos Santos
 
Immigration
» 9-Year-Old Swedish Girl Beaten Into Coma on Playground by a 13-Year-Old Ethiopian Just Given Permanent Residence
» African Suspect Stabs Fellow Migrant to Death in France
» Serbian Authorities Detain 85 Migrants, Seize Automatic Firearms and Ammunition Close to Hungary Border
» UK: Afghan Sex Offender Who Slit Boy’s Throat on a Bus and Beat Prison Officer Unconscious Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison
» UK: Migrant Makes Churchill’s ‘V for Victory’ Sign on Landing in Dover as Boats Cross the Channel for Eighth Day in a Row After 173 More People Came Yesterday
 
Culture Wars
» Australia: Taxpayer-Funded ABC Extols Virtues of Masturbation for Queer Youth
» Canada: Trans Activist Finally Receives a Criminal Record After 3rd Criminal Offence
» Documents Show Abortion Was Performed on 10-Year-Old Rape Victim, Mother Says Child ‘Is Fine’
» House Democrats Pass Bill to Protect Travel Access for Women Seeking Abortions
» Newly Launched Non-Woke Comic Book Defies Cancel Culture, Brings in Over $1.7m in First Four Days
» Slovenia Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Even After Citizens Rejected Measure in 3 National Referendums
» Video: Nancy Pelosi Says Abortion on Demand is “Freedom”
» Woke: Bud Light Marketing Campaign Places Gender Identities on Beer Cans
 

Canada: Fraser Institute Finds Per-Person Debt Increased by 35.5% Since 2015 Under Trudeau

“Prime Minister Trudeau’s government has increased per-person debt by 35.3 per cent since 2015, the third highest amount since World War II,” a new study found.

Indeed, through a study conducted by researchers Jake Fuss and Evin Ryan, the Fraser Institute was able to analyze the debt legacies of each prime minister since Confederation.

As they put it, “[we] examine the percentage change in inflation adjusted gross debt per person during the tenures of various prime ministers.”

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

China’s Economy Sharply Contracts in Q2

July 15 (UPI) — China’s economy sharply contracted in the second quarter of the year, Beijing said Friday as it continued to battle the COVID-19 pandemic with protracted lockdowns.

The National Bureau of Statistics of China said in a statement that its economy contracted 2.6% in the three months ending in June, which is a stark fall from the 1.4% growth it registered in the first quarter.

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

Poland’s Weakened Currency Will Keep Poles Stuck Behind Western Europe in Terms of Pay and Living Standards

Last year, the average wage in Poland was €1,170 per month, which was 38.6 percent of the average in the EU. in terms of wages. The comparison with Germany (26.7 percent) and France (35 percent) is even less favorable for Poland.

These differentials in terms of pay remained the same as in 2020 and 2019. This means that Polish incomes, expressed in euros, have not made up any ground on Western Europe.

The decisive factor in this phenomenon is the weakening of the Polish currency, the zloty (PLN), against the euro, which has meant that despite pay rising at a healthy clip in zlotys, their value in euros has not risen by the equivalent percentage.

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

Biden Vows Executive Orders on Climate, Health Care Amid Legislative Stall

President Joe Biden on Friday stated he would pursue executive action on climate change and health care unless Congress sent legislation to his desk consistent with his agenda.

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

Bombshells Undercut the ‘Big Lie: ‘ 21 Confirmed Illegalities, Irregularities From 2020 Election

Democrats and their allies in the traditional news media have coined the term the “Big Lie” to dismiss anyone who questions the conduct of the 2020 election.

But with each passing day, new irregularities, security vulnerabilities and illegalities are being unmasked by bombshell revelations from courts, legislators and other investigative bodies like the FBI and Homeland Security Department.

The latest came last week when the Wisconsin Supreme Court declared that state election regulators had no legal authority to allow voters to cast ballots in mobile drop boxes, a jaw-dropping decision that invalidated the way tens of thousands of voters — many of them Democrats — cast their ballots,

>From Phoenix to Detroit, and Madison to Austin, there are now nearly two dozen credible confirmations of problems that undercut the claims of bureaucrats, journalists and Democrats that the November 2020 general election was perfect. In fact, it was quite imperfect.

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

Boy, 14, Surrenders in Center City SEPTA Subway Platform Shooting

Police said video captured a 14-year-old boy shooting a 19-year-old on the subway platform after getting off a SEPTA train

A day after a midday subway platform shooting across from Philadelphia City Hall, a juvenile suspect was in police custody Friday.

The 14-year-old boy, escorted by his mother, surrendered to police around 8 a.m. and was being questioned, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Frank Vanore said late Friday morning.

Vanore said that surveillance video (which police did not release) showed the entire incident on the SEPTA platform at Market and North 15th Streets around 12:25 p.m. Thursday.

Two teens can be seen exiting a train onto the eastbound subway platform and appear to have words with a 19-year-old on the platform, Vanore said.

“It goes back and forth, at one point, (a suspect) pulls out a handgun and fires the handgun,” Vanore said.

The 19-year-old victim was struck in the chest, stomach and right hand, police said. He underwent surgery and remained in critical condition Friday, Vanore said.

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Vanore said that video left little doubt about who pulled the trigger.

“I watched the video, he is absolutely the one who fired the gun,” Vanore said.

Crystal Thurston described a “chaotic” scene as she and other passengers waiting for the train on the platform heard the gunshots.

“It was frightening, it really was. It was very frightening and it was loud. It was three very loud shots,” Thurston said.

No charges were filed against the 14-year-old as of midday Friday.

Police also interviewed a 15-year-old on Thursday who was with the 14-year-old, but released him without charges. They said the 15-year-old wasn’t involved in the actual shooting and cooperated with the investigation…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Brother, Sister Charged With Fatally Shooting 18-Year-Old Woman During Oak Park Carjacking

A brother and sister are charged with fatally shooting an 18-year-old woman during a carjacking and robbery in Oak Park last month.

Kenneth Elliot, 21, and Adrianna Vanzant, 17, both from Chicago, are each charged with first-degree murder in the June 22 shooting of Jailyn Logan-Bledsoe, according to Village of Oak Park officials.

The two approached Logan-Bledsoe from behind and opened fire around 1:50 a.m. on June 22 at a gas station at 100 Chicago Ave., officials said. They took items from Logan-Bledsoe before Vanzant drove off in Logan-Bledsoe’s Chrysler and Elliot fled in another car.

Officers found Logan-Bledsoe at the gas station with a gunshot wound to her head, officials said. She later died at a hospital.

Logan-Bledsoe’s car was later recovered in the 200 block of North Kilbourn Avenue in Chicago, officials said.

Elliot and Vanzant were taken into custody Thursday in Chicago, officials said. Both were scheduled to appear in bond court Friday.

Logan-Bledsoe was a graduate of Oak Park-River Forest High school, and was an activist in the community. She was a member of the Revolutionary Oak Park Youth Action League, a student-led group.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Former White House Physician Says “Biden Won’t Finish His Term”

Former White House physician Ronny Jackson says that Joe Biden “won’t finish his term” because “his mind is too far gone.”

Jackson, who served on the White House medical team in the mid-2000s and served as personal physician to both Barack Obama and Donald Trump, made the remarks on Twitter.

“Biden won’t finish his term. EVERYONE knows he’s unfit for the job. His mind is too far gone. This can’t go on any longer. He needs to RESIGN!” tweeted Jackson.

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

Jan. 6: Secret Service Deleted Texts Requested by Investigators, Watchdog Report Says

The Secret Service deleted text messages from Jan. 5 and Jan 6, 2021, that were requested by officials investigating the breach of the U.S. Capitol, the Department of Homeland Security inspector general’s office said in a report this week.

Inspector General Joseph Cuffari said in a letter to the Congressional committees investigating the Jan. 6 riot that “many” messages were “erased as part of a device-replacement program” after his office had requested electronic communications from the Secret Service during their “evaluation of events at the Capitol on Jan. 6.”

“It’s concerning, obviously,” Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., House Jan. 6 committee chairman and House Homeland Security Committee chairman, told Axios on Thursday. “If there’s a way we can reconstruct the texts or what have you, we will.”

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

Judge Expresses Concern About Harsh DOJ Methods in Misdemeanor Arrest of Navarro

The federal judge overseeing the contempt of Congress case against Peter Navarro on Friday questioned the decision of prosecutors to publicly arrest the former Trump White House trade official rather than just summon him to court.

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

Man, 62, Stabbed in Stomach on Manhattan Subway Platform

MANHATTAN (PIX11) — An attacker followed a man from a train onto a subway platform, then stabbed the man in the stomach on Thursday, police said.

The 62-year-old victim was on a train with the suspect near the Broadway and West 72nd Street station, officials said. The suspect got agitated without provocation, followed the victim off of the train and attacked around 5:30 p.m.

The victim’s injuries were not considered life threatening, police said.

Officers are still looking for the suspect, who fled the scene after the attack. Police have not yet released a description.

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Manchin Says He Won’t Support Climate, Tax Provisions in Sweeping Democratic Bill

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and his staff told Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D, N.Y., unequivocally Thursday that he is only willing to support a reconciliation bill in August that includes a provision to lower prescription drug prices and a two-year extension of subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, according to a Democrat briefed on the conversations.

Manchin was explicit that he won’t support a bill before the midterms with any provisions on energy and climate or closing tax loopholes exploited by the wealthy and biggest corporations, despite his support for those specific things during months of negotiations.

Democrats had hoped to pass a sweeping package to tout during the midterms.

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

Meta Admits Its Smart Glasses Have a Privacy Problem — But Has No Solutions

Last year, Facebook (Meta) teamed up with Ray-Ban to start selling Ray-Ban Stories — “smart” sunglasses with integrated cameras. Now, the tech giant’s first human rights report touches on this technology as well, to admit it entails “salient risks” regarding other people’s privacy.

The report, however, does not say how Meta intends to tackle these risks that involve the lack of “informed consent from bystanders” who can be recorded on video or photographed by the cameras hidden in the frames.

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

New Poll: Liz Cheney Trailing Trump-Backed Primary Challenger by More Than 20 Points

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., trails Republican challenger Harriet Hageman by 22% in a poll released Friday, spelling trouble for the anti-Trump Republican’s primary next month.

More than half, 52%, of likely primary voters in Wyoming said they would support Hageman, while just 30% expressed support for Cheney, according to the survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy on behalf of the Casper, Wyoming, Star Tribune.

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

New Video Shows Akron Protests Turned Violent, Leading to Downtown Curfew

AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — New video released to the I-Team shows the damage and violence in Akron after protests tied to the deadly police shooting of Jayland Walker.

The video shows some of the chaos in the streets, but the I-Team found, so far, no serious charges for it.

Until now, we had mostly only heard about the unrest. But now, we see damage and even attacks on police through video captured by troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol in a helicopter.

One scene shows something thrown into a group of officers. It explodes and you hear a trooper in the sky ask, “Where are those explosions coming from?”

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

New York Goes Back to Court Over Concealed Carry Restrictions Passed After SCOTUS Defeat

Agun rights organization is suing New York over tight restrictions the state imposed on concealed carry permit holders after the Supreme Court in late June struck down state provisions restricting the issuance of such licenses.

Gun Owners of America, a guns owner’s advocacy group has filed suit against the Concealed Carry Improvement Act which will take effect on Sept. 1, according to the Epoch Times.

The CCIA imposed tight restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms by lawful permitting holders, barring gun possession in “sensitive locations” such as government offices, healthcare facilities, schools, public transportation, restaurants, churches, camps, and a bevy of other venues. The state also will require applicants to submit character references, spousal contact information, periodic background checks, and their social media history.

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

Pennsylvania House Forms Bipartisan Committee to Investigate Philadelphia Progressive Prosecutor

The Pennsylvania State House has created a bipartisan committee to investigate a crime spree in Philadelphia, the state’s largest city.

Part of the effort includes allowing the committee to subpoena witnesses and documents from the office of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, a frontline figure in the national progressive prosecutor movement, according to the Epoch Times.

Under Krasner, Philadelphia’s murders increased to from 353 in 2018 to 562 in 2021 — the deadliest year in Philadelphia history.

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

Petition: Save Jose Alba — Drop the Murder Charges Against Bodega Clerk Who Defended Himself

In Early July, Jose Alba, a 62-year-old convenience store worker, was attacked and reportedly stabbed behind the register counter while at work in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Harlem, New York.

Alba defended himself and fought off his attacker with a knife and unfortunately it ended with his attacker dead. Alba is being charged with murder and facing decades in prison. This is despite calls from the local and even national community to drop charges against Alba because he was acting in self defense.

Fellow bodega workers have organized rally after rally in New York City in front of the downtown criminal court. They’re asking New York City District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, to drop murder charges against Alba.

As of now, there isn’t enough vocal public support. The city has yet to drop the murder charges. We here at Rebel News believe everyone should have the sacred right to defend themselves, and that’s why we’ve launched SaveJose.com.

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

Police in Maryland Announce Crackdown on Raucous Protests Outside Supreme Court Justices’ Homes

Police in Montgomery County, Md., will enforce laws against picketing private residences and disorderly conduct during protests.

“MCPD supports the first amendment right to protest, however anyone violating the disorderly conduct statute, may be subject to arrest,” the Montgomery County Police Department said in a Thursday tweet.

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

Republican Senate Campaign Arm Announces Record-Breaking $173 Million Haul

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) announced on Friday that it had raised $173.4 million to support Republican candidates in the 2022 elections, a higher sum than it has ever raised before at this stage in a midterm cycle.

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

Road Rage Shooting Sends Man to the Hospital, Shuts Down Gratiot

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (FOX2) — One man is in critical condition at a local hospital, and another in police custody after a road rage incident in Roseville.

It happened in front of the Days Inn and Suites on Gratiot just north of 13 Mile around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

It’s unclear what exactly sparked the animosity between the two drivers, but police say it all came to a head once the two vehicles were stopped at a red light — and the man in a pick-up truck got out.

“One gets out of the truck, approaches the other one,” said Deputy Chief Mitch Berlin, Roseville police. “Some kind of altercation whether verbal or physical occurs there. The driver of that vehicle discharges his weapon, strikes the gentleman that is at his window several times. Drives away, and waits for police down the street.”

The man who was shot was rushed to a local hospital. Bystanders snapped pictures of his truck there’s blood on the door and door handle.

The shooting shut down a stretch of southbound Gratiot for hours-re-routing more than a dozen Smart buses and frustrating drivers…

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Sick Leftists Suggest Trump Had His Ex-Wife Killed to Avoid Deposition

With the announcement by President Trump that his former wife Ivana has died, sick leftists immediately suggested that he had her murdered in order to avoid a deposition in a case over his properties.

Twitter trolls implied that Trump had Ivana Trump, the mother of his three children Ivanaka, Eric and Don Jr., ‘Epsteined’.

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

Truckers Protest California’s AB5

Truckers and workers staged protests and work stoppages on July 11 in three major California ports as commercial drivers took to highways in their rigs, intentionally slowing traffic in a symbolic act of defiance against a state law that restricts the use of owner-operators in carrier operations.

Opponents of the law, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), filled the ports and highways of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland to raise awareness of and denounce the law, according to a statement from the Harbor Trucking Association. Protests did not impede operations at the L.A.-area ports, Eugene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, said during a press conference. The L.A. ports handle 40% of all U.S. import/export port freight movement.

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

Video: Warren Slams Car Door on Reporter Asking if Offering Bounties for Doxxing Justices Goes “Too Far”

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren refused Thursday to condemn the actions of a group who offered money in return for information on the whereabouts of conservative justices, instead getting into her car and driving off.

As we highlighted earlier this week, The leftist group ShutDownDC put out a call on Twitter offering $50 and $200 bounties for information relating to sightings of justices John Roberts, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett.

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

Wealthy Space Entrepreneur Who Has Pushed for Exploration of Aliens and the Afterlife Donates $10 Million to DeSantis

A wealthy space entrepreneur who has spent his fortune exploring the cosmos and once said aliens are already on Earth “right under people’s noses” is now the largest donor to the political operation of Florida Gov. Ron Desantis this election cycle.

Robert Bigelow, a hotel magnate often quoted for his eccentric beliefs about the galaxy and afterlife, contributed $10 million to a political committee DeSantis controls on July 7, according to records maintained by the committee on its website. It’s the largest single contribution by an individual on record in Florida, where there are no limits on how much a person or business can donate to a political committee.

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

70% of Canadians Believe Current Airport Situation is a National Embarrassment

Seventy percent of Canadians believe the current situation at the country’s airports is a national embarrassment, according to a new poll.

Canadian airports continue to be plagued with delays amid staffing shortages and remaining federal Covid mandates and restrictions.

An Ipsos poll conducted for Global News saw that 58% of Canadians are currently avoiding airports, with that number being even higher (64%) among those over the age of 55.

Meanwhile, 23% of respondents said they recently experienced a delay while flying out of a Canadian airport.

In addition, 70% percent of Canadians surveyed say the ongoing situation at airports has become a national embarrassment.

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

BC on Track to Break Opioid Overdose Records Again

A new report by British Columbia’s Coroners Service reveals that the province is on track to break another record when it comes to overdose deaths due to illicit drugs.

Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe urged drug users to take precautions due to the existence of fentanyl and other extremely potent substances in the drug supply.

“After a catastrophic 2021, I am saddened to report that we are, once again, on pace to lose a record number of our community members in 2022,” wrote Lapointe in a statement.

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

Calgary Firefighters Take Vaccine Mandate Fight to Court

Firefighters bravely put their lives on the line in order to save others. They often encounter people on their very worst days and enter into chaos in an effort to restore order, seeing things most people fortunately never have to in a lifetime.

They, like soldiers and police officers, are viewed as heroes, but unlike the military or law enforcement, they have traditionally managed to largely avoid becoming embroiled in political tensions, or at least that had been the case until fire departments began mandating Covid-19 vaccinations for their staff.

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

Claims of Unmarked Graves at Residential School Challenged by Archaeological Evidence

In May 2021, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation released a shocking statement revealing that they had discovered the remains of 215 children on the site of the former Kamloops Residential School.

In the months since, however, mounting archaeological evidence has challenged the claims that children were, in fact, buried there.

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

If Canadians Wanted to Eat Crickets, We Wouldn’t be Forced to Subsidize the Cricket Farm

I know a Canadian man who lives in Thailand. He teaches English as his primary occupation, but he and his wife also have a “hobby farm” raising crickets in large wooden bins in their home. When the insects are ready for harvesting, his wife—a Thai native—fries them up with popular Thai seasonings. The crickets are then sold as snacks on the local streets.

For Thais, eating insects isn’t novel. Take a look at some of the other mouth-watering delicacies they eat: bamboo worms, silkworms, grasshoppers and giant water bugs.

Thais aren’t the only people in the world who eat insects. “Consumers in Latin America are already familiar with eating insects as food or snacks,” according to this Mexican bureaucrat in charge of food safety.

Recently, however, it has been announced that Canada, of all places — where I’ve lived all my life and have never known anyone to eat crickets — will become home to the world’s largest cricket farm, newly built in London, Ontario by Aspire Food Group. The company’s CEO, Mohammed Ashour, predicts that North Americans will soon join two billion other people on the planet who, he claims, already eat insects.

Note, though, that the world’s insect-eaters are almost all in third-world countries. While they may be making the best of their impoverished situation by spicing up bugs to palatability, I’ll bet most of them wouldn’t turn down a good beef steak if it were offered to them… People eat bugs primarily when they can’t afford more appetizing forms of protein… Even Malaysians, who live right next door to Thailand but have a GDP per capita that’s 54% higher, don’t eat crickets, although there are apparently insect agriculture start-ups gearing up right now, just as in Canada. I wonder why.

Aspire’s enormous spanking-new plant has been subsidized by a million-dollar award (the Hult Prize) received from the United Nations. As well, the company appears to have received $16.8 million from Canadian taxpayers through something called NGen (Next Generation Manufacturing Canada). It looks as though that’s just the first instalment, however; the project total for the “insect protein supply chain in Canada” is shown on NGen’s website as $73 million.

Aspire’s website acknowledges that it also received a third government grant, namely $10 million from STDC (Sustainable Development Technology Canada) in June 2020.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Joe Rogan: Canadians Gotta Get Rid of ‘F***ing Dictator’ Trudeau

Podcaster Joe Rogan said Canada must get rid of their “f***ing dictator” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Rogan said he liked Trudeau before the pandemic because he seemed “sweet” and “handsome,” and “confident,” as well as well spoken.

“And then during the pandemic, I’m like, ‘Oh, you’re a ing dictator,’“ he said.

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

Lightning Takes Out Cattle on Family Ranch

The emotion was audible in Glen Briere’s voice as he spoke to Global News about losing nearly a fifth of his cattle herd to a weekend storm.

“It’s kind of, um, I guess a disaster — what we had here the other night,” Briere said, pausing to wipe away the tears welling up behind his sunglasses.

“It takes a lot of years to get your cattle herd built to where you want it. And one day you come and find this out here — 14 cows, 13 calves, and one bull (killed) in a lightning storm.”

The fourth-generation farmer’s southwest Saskatchewan pasture swayed gently beneath beaming blue skies Monday…

“I remember my grandpa living here, my dad and me. I could count on one hand how many cattle I’ve seen die from lightning,” he said.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Paramedics Speak Out About Empty Hospitals During COVID, Probable Vax Injuries

Paramedics say they transferred few COVID-19 patients during the early stages of the pandemic — despite media claims that hospitals were overwhelmed — but since the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines they’ve seen a rise in heart attacks, strokes, and chronic infections.

“If I hadn’t heard about COVID all day, every day in the news, I don’t think I would have known that anything was any different,” said Greg McTague, a paramedic of 25 years from Penticton, B.C. “It seems clear to me at this point, the vaccines are causing a lot more harm than the actual virus.”

In response to an anonymous testimonial by an Atlanta, Georgia paramedic, who claimed to be seeing a huge increase in cardiac-related calls for vaccinated men aged 18-30, the Western Standard put out a call on Twitter to see if paramedics were experiencing something similar.

The Western Standard heard from more than a dozen healthcare workers, including six paramedics, three emergency dispatchers, two nurses, two firefighters, and an embalmer.

All said they’d begun seeing an increase in medical conditions, such as heart attacks, strokes, chronic infections, and women with menstrual issues, after the vaccines were rolled out. But they said a culture of silence in the healthcare industry, particularly among doctors, was preventing the issues from being openly discussed.

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Vax or Die: Lifesaving Organ Transplant Denied Over Jab Status

In 2019, Ms. Lewis began her battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, ultimately leading her to require organ transplant surgery as a means of survival, but she discovered that she would be forced to take COVID-19 injections if she wished to continue.

For her own reasons, Ms. Lewis has not and will not take this experimental jab.

This led to the submission of an application to the Alberta Court of Queen’s bench where she asked “that the court uphold her Charter-protected right to conscience, bodily autonomy, and freedom to choose without coercion.”

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Dutch Farmers’ Protest Against Devastating ‘Climate Change’ Policy Blocks Highway in Almelo

Rebel News reporters Lincoln Jay and Lewis Brackpool were embedded with a tractor convoy as farmers in the Netherlands continue to protest radical climate policies that threaten to devastate the nation’s agriculture industry.

The government of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is seeking to cut nitrogen emissions in the country by 40 per cent in its attempts to comply with globalist climate targets, like those laid out in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Farmers gathered on the side of the blocked highway to discuss their plans going forward.

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Farmer Rebellion: Dutch Citizens Say Farmer Protest Movement is ‘About All the People’

“If we don’t have farmers anymore who can produce our food, then financially it’s going to be a problem. Everything is getting more expensive and so will food, and we will become dependent of other nations” one man told The Post Millennial’s Katie Daviscourt.

Farmers in the Netherlands are staging mass protests and slow roll convoys across the country to protest the imposition of Dutch MP Mark Rutte’s nitrogen emissions targets.

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France: Macron Announces Street Lights Will be Turned Off in Response to Energy Crisis

Despite claiming that “France has little dependence on Russian gas,” President Macron announced that public lighting would be turned off at night to save energy.

Macron made the comments during a televised interview to commemorate Bastille Day.

Asserting that “the summer, early autumn will be very hard” for French people due to the war in Ukraine, Macron said that a total cutoff of Russian gas was looking very likely.

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French School Builds Concrete Wall to Protect Students From Shootings

The French city of Arles near Marseille has constructed a concrete wall outside of a school to protect students from possible gunfire.

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Germany: Interest Groups Wrestle to Claim Last Remaining Scraps of Gas Supply

Various groups are now wrestling over what organisations and individuals will be allowed to use the last scraps of gas left in the country.

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Macron Booed, Given Finger by French During Bastille Day Parade

Multiple videos from the Bastille Day parade in Paris show French people booing and whistling at President Macron while giving him the middle finger.

Sacré bleu!

Parisians made their feelings known about the globalist poster child who is now struggling to get anything passed in the French Parliament under his newly castrated minority government.

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‘No Money for Bread’ — Starving Italians Storm Town Hall

Are these the kind of conditions that we will soon see more often in Europe? In an Italian city, angry citizens stormed the city hall because they had no more money to afford groceries. The mayor refused to receive the angry crowd.

Italian citizens stormed La Spezia City Hall after the mayor refused to receive them: “I have no money to buy bread, what will my daughter eat tonight?” cried a disappointed mother at the official residence of the city. The incident is said to have taken place in the Italian city on Wednesday.

The mayor Pierluigi Peracchini decided to ignore the problems that his constituents have been facing. He is said to have even denied the citizens access to the town hall for a discussion. Rather, as video recordings show, police officers from the local municipality prevented the angry people from penetrating further into the building.

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Norwegian Gas Flowing to Poland Through Baltic Pipe, Helping Relieve Pressure Over Russian Energy Cuts

A total of 5 billion cubic meters of gas have been contracted to flow through the Baltic Pipe gas line, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has been told by the PGNiG Polish gas conglomerate, with the pipe’s full capacity extending next year to 10 billion cubic meters.

Poland’s domestic production of gas is around 4 billion cubic meters. The LNG terminal in Swinoujscie is currently equipped to receive 6.5 billion cubic meters of gas, with that amount rising to 8 billion meters in the near future.

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Oh No, How Awful

Thoughts on the BBC lamenting the English women’s football team having too many white players.

Yes, this actually happened.

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Orban: Europe Has ‘Shot Itself in the Lung’ And is Now ‘Gasping for Air’ Due to EU Sanctions on Russia

Europe has entered an “age of wars,” both militarily and economically, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in his latest warning over EU sanctions against Russia that have crippled the European economy.

Speaking to Hungarian state radio on Friday morning, the Hungarian prime minister said of the pan-European response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine that “at first I thought we just shot ourselves in the foot, but now it seems that the European economy shot itself in the lung, and that’s why it is now gasping for air.”

He lamented the historic price hikes across Europe as the cost-of-living crisis grows, and claimed the current war in Europe “is not only taking place on the fronts but also in the world economy, or at least in the European economy, and the increase in energy prices is part of that.

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Polish Ex-President Calls for Disintegration of Russia

Former Polish electrician, trade union leader and ex-president Lech Walesa has an idiosyncratic idea of peace — he would like to permanently damage Russia to keep it small. The 78-year-old announced this in an interview with the French broadcaster LCI.

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Rebel News Reporter Lewis Brackpool Joined Gareth Icke to Discuss the Dutch Farmers’ Rebellion

Lewis, dialing in from on the ground in the Dutch town of Almelo, joined Icke on his show, Right Now, to break down the connections between the World Economic Forum and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and how those ties have precipitated the nitrogen targets farmers are now fighting against.

Lewis, along with Rebel Reporter Lincoln Jay and the Post Millennial’s Katie Daviscourt, is part of a team sent to gather the other side of the story of the Dutch farmer protests, much to the chagrin of the local media. Some things are the same all over!

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Social Unrest Risks Rise as German Power Prices Squeeze Households

Energy inflation is out of control in Germany as Russian natural gas supplies plunge as maintenance work begins on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline.

Russia has been throttling Europe’s energy supplies since late 2021, and new concerns mount supplies could be halted after the scheduled end of the maintenance work later this month. One official has already warned if energy prices continue to soar, social unrest risks will flourish.

Reuters spoke with the managing director of the municipal energy supplier “eins” in Chemnitz, Roland Warner, who warned the average household power bill is set to triple ahead of winter.

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UK: Latest Excuse for Technocratic Control: It’s Hot in Summer

The latest hysterical moral panic requiring ever more intense levels of control freak technocracy and safetyism has been unveiled: It’s hot in summer.

Yes, really.

Despite the fact that the UK has experienced a relatively mild summer so far, clickbait mainstream news outlets are pressing the panic button in anticipation of high temperatures across the country this weekend.

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UK: London Police Deploy Facial Recognition Tech, Make Three Arrests, Collect Data on 15,000 People

Police in London, England have carried out a second test using a controversial facial recognition technology. The exercise resulted in three arrests and approximately 15,000 individuals having their biometric information scanned.

Metropolitan police conducted the operation on July 7 at Oxford Circus, a very busy intersection in London, and claim the use of live facial-recognition technology is part of a plan to deal with serious crime in the Westminster borough, Computer Weekly reported.

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UK: Police in London Continue to Test Invasive and Inaccurate Facial Recognition

London, and the UK in general, are “renowned” for the sheer scale of indiscriminate mass surveillance carried out in the streets using surveillance cameras.

And despite the consistent criticism of the practice, the authorities there seem to be determined to continue to triple down.

Not all surveillance is made equal, either; the kind the Metropolitan Police are now testing is known as Live Facial Recognition (LFR), and a trial carried out this week in the busy Oxford Circus intersection has ruffled some feathers in the privacy and civil rights advocate community.

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‘We Will Lose the Prosperity That We Had for Years’ — President of German Employers’ Association Warns of Coming Crisis Over Russian Gas Cut

Germany is facing an unprecedented crisis due to a potential Russian gas cut that will erase the prosperity Germans have grown accustomed to, warned Rainer Dulger, head of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations.

“We are facing the biggest crisis the country has ever had. We have to be honest and say: First of all, we will lose the prosperity that we have had for years,” Dulger told the Süddeutsche Zeitung regarding the consequences of a gas shortage to everyone.

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Biden Draws Criticism for ‘Fist-Bump’ With Saudi Crown-Prince

President Joe Biden on Friday raised eyebrows in the U.S. when he genially “bumped fists” with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman while meeting with the leader in Saudi Arabia.

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Caroline Glick: How Biden Ensured His Trip to the Middle East Would Fail

Ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia, the President published an op-ed in the Washington Post, where he placed his trip to into the context of his overall Middle East policy. A few days later, Israel’s opposition leader, former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a brief statement on Biden’s then upcoming visit that spoke directly to the claims Biden made in his article. Taken together, the two communications explain why Biden’s visit was a failure before it even began — and what a successful policy looks like.

Biden’s article, “Why I’m going to Saudi Arabia,” was a political communication to his party’s progressive base. It served a twofold purpose. First, it was an apology to progressives, who are hostile to both Saudi Arabia and Israel. Second, Biden assured progressives that he was not changing course. His Middle East policy to date will remain his policy going forward.

That policy had three major pillars: hostility towards Saudi Arabia and particularly Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (MBS); financial, nuclear and strategic appeasement of Iran; and support for the Palestinians, at Israel’s expense. Biden insisted that he remains true to these positions, but as president, he also has Russia and China to keep at bay.

As he put it, “As president, it is my job to keep our country strong and secure. We have to counter Russia’s aggression, put ourselves in the best possible position to out compete China, and work for greater stability in a consequential region of the world.”

He promised his progressive readers that he would keep the heat on Saudi Arabia (and Israel). As he put it, “My views on human rights are clear and long-standing, and fundamental freedoms are always on the agenda when I travel abroad, as they will be during this trip [to Saudi Arabia], just as they will be in Israel and the West Bank.”

Biden’s policy of supporting the PLO at Israel’s expense failed 22 years ago, when the Palestinians rejected the so-called two state solution at the Camp David peace summit. And it has continued to fail ever since. All the same, Biden slavishly maintains to placate the Israel-bashing progressive base of the Democrat Party.

In contrast, Biden’s policies towards Saudi Arabia and Iran are failing now for the first time. The implications of their failures for the U.S., for U.S. allies and for regional stability and security are catastrophic. And yet, Biden pledged in his article to stay the course in both…

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Ukraine Round-Up: Girl, 4, Among Russian Rocket Attack Victims and British Aid Worker Dies

Residents of Vinnytsia live a long way from the front-line of the conflict in Ukraine. They had reason to feel safe. Then the Russian missiles rained down.

At least 23 people are known to have died in Thursday’s attack, among them four-year-old Liza, who had been attending a speech therapy class with her mother shortly before the rockets hit.

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Dangerous PFI Plan ‘Towards Rule of Islam in India’ by 2047

Bihar Police reveal stunning documents to make Islamic India by 2047. Three PFI-SDPI members arrested in Patna for ‘anti-India activities’.

Upendra Bharti | HENB | Patna | July 14, 2022:: In a stunning revelation, the Bihar Police confirmed the arrest of three members of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in Patna on Thursday, and seizure of a seven-page document on an alleged plan to “establish rule of Islam in India by 2047” from them.

Mohammad Jallauddin, a retired policeman from Jharkhand, and Athar Pravej, allegedly a former member of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), were nabbed from the Phulwari Sharief area here on Wednesday. Arman Malik was arrested from a residential colony here on Thursday. The police called him the “kingpin” of the gang.

The document, marked as “internal document, not for circulation”, said, “2047 CE is not a watershed in history, but signifies the end of the century of Independent India and the beginning of a new one pregnant with changes, positive and negative, cataclysmic or otherwise. We dream of a 2047 where the political power has returned to the Muslim community from whom it was unjustly taken away by the British Raj”.

“PFI is confident that even if 10% of the total Muslim population rallied behind it, the organisation would subjugate the majority community to their knees and bring back the glory of Islam in India,” it said.

The document outlines plan to recruit “loyal” members of the minority community into government departments, including the executive and judicial branches, as well as the police and the Army. “PFI wants to create a split between RSS and SCs/STs/OBCs by projecting the organisation as an outfit interested only in the welfare of upper caste Hindus,” it added.

Under the topic “Establishment of grievances”, the document said, “The rising Hindutva forces, RSS and their puppet government at the Centre are giving us enough issues to foment grievances of our brothers and make them to believe that the RSS-controlled Union government is hell bent to suppress Islam in the country.”

“Our target is to recruit all eligible members of all families into the organisation, party and other frontal wings. If it is not possible: recruit at least one of them to the organisation, if not recruit at least one to the party etc,” it said.

The document concluded with the topic of “External help”, saying, “In the last few years, PFI has developed friendly relationship with Turkey, a flag bearer of Islam. Efforts are on to cultivate reliable friendship in some other Islamic countries.”…

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Hindu Nurse Raped and Murdered in Islamic Bangladesh

Hindu nurse Rima Pramanik brutally murdered after rape by her Muslim employer in Bhairab.

Atul Das | HENB | Dhaka | July 13, 2022:: Police have recovered the body of a Hindu nurse from a private hospital in Bhairab upazila of Kishoreganj district in Bangladesh on Monday (Jul 11) morning. The deceased was identified as Rima Pramanik, 19, daughter of Sentu Pramanik, of Pirizkandi village under Raipura upazila of Narsingdi district.

Police have arrested Rima’s Muslim employer Hanifur Rahman, (Managing Director) of the hospital in connection of the murder. The nurse was reportedly raped before the murder.

The victim’s body was recovered from the United Hospital and Orthopedics Center in Bhairab around 10am. She worked as a nurse in United Hospital and Orthopedics Center. According to police and local sources, Rima was working as a nurse in the hospital the last two years. She took leave from the hospital on July 7 and went to her house.

According to police and media sources, Rima returned to the hospital from home on Jul 9, after receiving a phone call from the hospital authorities. Later, her body was found in a hospital bed in the morning. Being informed, police went to the spot and recovered the body.

Local sources confirmed that Nursing Home Managing Director Hanifur Rahman used to exploit the Hindu nurses physically after giving employment in his nursing home with a sexual intention.

Bhairab Police Station officer in charge Golam Mostafa said they recovered the body and sent it to Kishoreganj General Hospital morgue for autopsy. Legal action would be taken in this regard, said the OC.

The life of minority Hindus in Islamic Bangladesh has been turned as hell in an atmosphere of radical insurgence day by day. The rights and security of Bangladesh Hindus have come down at the lowest under the pressure of influential Sharia organisations and their agents in all political parties. Hindus are treated as Kaffir and third class citizens in Bangladesh.

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Sri Lanka Seeks Way Forward After President Quits

Sri Lanka is seeking a way out of political and economic chaos after its President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned and fled the country.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as temporary leader on Friday and has the ruling party’s backing to take the role permanently.

This makes him the favourite when a new president is chosen next week, but may prove unacceptable to protesters.

Mr Rajapaksa fled to Singapore, sparking celebrations in the street.

He and his family have been blamed for a deep economic crisis, with Sri Lankans facing acute shortages of food, fuel and other basic supplies.

Businesses and shops reopened in the capital, Colombo, on Friday morning after a curfew was lifted, but soldiers could still be seen on major roads.

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Bolsonaro Says He Has a ‘Plan’ For Zelensky to Bring Peace to Ukraine

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is confident that he has a solution to end the Russian conflict with Ukraine.

Bolsonaro, who is slated to speak with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky next week, refused to reveal what his plan will entail until he pitches it to Zelensky.

“I’ll tell him my opinion, what I think,” said Bolsonaro to reporters Thursday. “The solution to this, I know how it could be resolved, but I won’t tell anyone.”

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Cuban Authorities Disrupt Internet Access to Crack Down on Protesters

Cuba reported a series of internet disruptions in the early hours of July 15 amid a wave of anti-government protests.

Demonstrations started around midnight in the town of Los Palacios, Pinar Del Rio, then spreading to other locations including the capital Havana. NetBlocks and other internet watchdogs reported internet outages to begin around 1am local time, confirming a complete loss of communication of about 45 minutes.

Cubans seem now to be using VPN services to grant access to social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube, whose connection appears to still be limited.

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Wix Bans Site of Brazilian Journalist Allan Dos Santos

Wix, an Israeli company that provides a platform to create websites, has taken down two sites belonging to exiled Brazilian activist and blogger Allan dos Santos, the press in the South American country is reporting.

Santos is considered a supporter of President Jair Bolsonaro, who is locked in a bitter political feud ahead of the October elections, not only with the opposition but also with the likes of the country’s Supreme Federal Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes.

It was Moraes who — as part of his campaign against “fake news and misinformation” — ordered Santos arrested. He left Brazil last year and is now in the United States.

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9-Year-Old Swedish Girl Beaten Into Coma on Playground by a 13-Year-Old Ethiopian Just Given Permanent Residence

A nine-year-old Swedish girl was the victim of a brutal murder attempt at a playground in the Swedish industrial town of Skellefteå. A 13-year-old Ethiopian boy, already notorious in the community, has been accused of the crime by local police.

The little girl remains in a coma, with photos released by the family showing her surrounded by stuffed animals in a local hospital bed. The teen suspect, who was granted permanent residence status just a week before the attack, beat the young girl at 5:30 p.m. last Thursday at the Morö Backe school. Police and emergency services arrived on scene after the attack.

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African Suspect Stabs Fellow Migrant to Death in France

An illegal migrant was stabbed to death during an altercation with another migrant from Africa this week in France, according to reports.

The disturbing incident unfolded at around 11:30 p.m. in Amiens, capital of the Somme department.

A fight broke out near a police station in Place René-Goblet in the city center and a heavily-intoxicated man stabbed another male in the chest, police say.

Bystanders, including the victim’s alleged brother, managed to subdue the suspect until authorities arrived.

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Serbian Authorities Detain 85 Migrants, Seize Automatic Firearms and Ammunition Close to Hungary Border

Serbian police detained 85 illegal migrants on Thursday in a northern city close to the country’s border with Hungary. The men were detained in the same area where an alleged incident occurred earlier this month, reportedly involving people smugglers, which left one person dead and several others injured.

During the police operation, a police task force seized automatic firearms and ammunition, as well as knives and other weapons across the city of Subotica in the autonomous province of Vojvodina.

Six of the migrants have since been arrested by authorities, and two have been charged with serious criminal offenses. According to a police statement, the remainder remain detained on suspicion of less serious offenses.

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UK: Afghan Sex Offender Who Slit Boy’s Throat on a Bus and Beat Prison Officer Unconscious Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

An Afghan refugee and convicted sex offender who grabbed a 17-year-old boy from behind and slit his throat on a bus in May of last year was sentenced on Friday, July 8, to a minimum of 32 months in prison.

At the sentencing hearing of Hamid Akhonzada, which took place at Chester Crown Court, the court heard how the brutal attack took place in Runcorn, a town in northwest England, on May 8, 2021. Dafydd Roberts, prosecuting, told the court how Akhonzada had been sitting behind the boy who was with his 16-year-old girlfriend when, seemingly unprovoked, the convicted sex offender grabbed the teenager by his hair, “held this head back and drew a bladed article described as a steak knife across the throat.”

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UK: Migrant Makes Churchill’s ‘V for Victory’ Sign on Landing in Dover as Boats Cross the Channel for Eighth Day in a Row After 173 More People Came Yesterday

A migrant arriving in Dover today made the ‘V for Victory’ sign as boats made it to Britain for the eighth day in a row.

The young man, dressed in a jacket, tracksuit bottoms and a life jacket, was seen looking jubilant as he made it onto dry land.

He was among dozens more arrivals — including children — today, as government figures showed 173 migrants arrived in four small boats yesterday. It brings the total number of arrivals so far this year to 14,330.

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Australia: Taxpayer-Funded ABC Extols Virtues of Masturbation for Queer Youth

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) posted a hyper sexualized video about masturbation Wednesday featuring a doctor brandishing a variety of vibrators on their ABCQueer Instagram, a channel targeted at young people.

The Daily Mail describes the ABCQueer channel as directed at a “queer youth audience” and features the titled, “Masturbation with Dr. Naomi Koh Belic.” The masturbation post has the doctor telling Instagram viewers a plethora of self-gratification details ranging from “Masturbating is good for you” to “Masturbating can even prevent cervical and urinary tract infections for folks with vaginas.”

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Canada: Trans Activist Finally Receives a Criminal Record After 3rd Criminal Offence

The decision came down on June 19 in a Surrey, British Columbia provincial courthouse after Jessica Simpson, who legally changed their name from Jonathan Yaniv to Jessica Yaniv before settling on Jessica Simpson, accepted a plea deal resulting in mischief charges being dropped but pleaded guilty to one count of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

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Documents Show Abortion Was Performed on 10-Year-Old Rape Victim, Mother Says Child ‘Is Fine’

Documents showing an abortion was performed on a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio were submitted to the Indiana Department of Health, Indiana news agency Fox59 reported. The documents were submitted to the health department on July 2nd — three days after the procedure, as required by law.

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House Democrats Pass Bill to Protect Travel Access for Women Seeking Abortions

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill to protect the right to travel across state lines for abortion. The move to safeguard the right to travel for the purposes of having an abortion follows after several state legislatures and governors banned the procedure in the wake of the Supreme Court’s repeal of Roe v. Wade.

The House, which is controlled by the Democrats voted along party lines with 223-205 voting to prevent states that have restricted abortion access from preventing women the ability to travel across state lines to have the procedure done.

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Newly Launched Non-Woke Comic Book Defies Cancel Culture, Brings in Over $1.7m in First Four Days

In a world full of “woke” culture, one man is taking an artistic stand.

Writer, content creator and musician Eric July is adding a new feather to his cap: comic book creator. July officially launched his first comic book “Isom #1” through publishing company Rippaverse on Monday — and it’s been a smashing success.

July’s book has already brought in more than $1.7 million in pre-orders in just the first four days. Nearly 19,000 people have pre-ordered — but not everyone is happy about it.

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Slovenia Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Even After Citizens Rejected Measure in 3 National Referendums

Slovenia has become the first former communist eastern bloc country to legalize same-sex marriage, but the decision was far from democratic. Despite Slovenian citizens rejecting same-sex marriage in three separate national referendums, the country’s Constitutional Court went ahead and legalized such marriages as well as authorizing adoptions from same-sex couples.

On July 8, six judges voted to legalize same-sex marriages and adoptions, while three voted against. The majority argued that a ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. According to Radio France, the ruling came after two gay couples filed complaints that they could not marry or adopt children.

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Video: Nancy Pelosi Says Abortion on Demand is “Freedom”

House speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Thursday that abortion on demand IS “freedom”.

Speaking to reporters, Pelosi said “this is something that is core to who we are, it’s about freedom, it’s about healthcare.”

Pelosi also said the ‘w’ word, and declared that abortion on demand “is about respect for women. And that is something that the president is wedded to.”

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Woke: Bud Light Marketing Campaign Places Gender Identities on Beer Cans

On last night’s episode of the Ezra Levant Show, guest host David Menzies discussed an ongoing marketing campaign launched by Bud Light that incorporates a multitude of little-known pronouns and gender identities directly onto the beer cans themselves.

As stated by David Menzies, “What is the purpose of putting all this gender gibberish on cans of beer?…Do you think the average consumer of Bud Light gives a rodents’ rectum about bogus gender descriptions? What is Labatt even thinking?”

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10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/15/2022

  1. Polish wages are now held down by mass Ukrainian migration.

    Street lights turned off – increased crime rate. Street lights are to discourage crime and make streets safer after dark. Being able to see the footpath is only a part of their purpose.

    • And what’s interesting is that their use was invented in Paris, under Louis XIV. Think about it. France has just devolved to the 17th century.

      • Well… to throw in another opinion. We don’t need all those street lights. They ruin the dark skies for astronomers and everybody else. And the glare from too many too bright lights actually helps crime, because neighbors can’t see past the glare.

        If we were a smart civilization, we would be very choosy about what we light up at night. (Turning them off wholesale? That might be another kettle of fish.)

    • I agree. First thing I thought about, now how easy to commit more crimes. I read just cannot recall which country is planning to turn off traffic lights? Another great idea. Just today (in hungary) an intersection normally protected by lights is now flashing yellow. In all directions. Witnessed one car make a left turn through it and almost got broadsided by an on coming car. But will businesses be required to turn off lights when closed? I’ll wait to see cause that is alot of wasted electricity. Will we have dark cities? Return to the dark ages…

  2. Sweden – the Swedish elites made the decision to sacrifice the lives of the ordinary Swedes on the altar of Multiculturalism and globalisation many years ago. The choice for Swedish people who do not wish to die on that Altar is to leave.
    At the moment it is easy to move to Australia on a student visa if you are under 48 because there are jobs everywhere and students are allowed to work 40 hours per week in jobs Australians don’t want. This is because mass migration was not possible during Covid when Australia was closed to airlines for 2 years.

  3. Even more Arabs, Somalis and Afghans become Swedes in 2021

    The Swede of the future is an Arab, according to new statistics from the Swedish Migration Board. By the end of the year, Sweden is expected to have handed out some 85,000 citizenships – almost all to the Third World. Arabs top the statistics, while Westerners almost completely refrain from applying for Swedish citizenship.

    The statistics for 2021 through November show that the Arab world continues to be the most popular when Swedish authorities hand out citizenship to so-called new Swedes.

    A total of 27,340 Syrians, 4,305 Somalis, 4,067 Afghans and 3,471 Eritreans received Swedish passports during the period, while only 163 Norwegians, 198 Danes and 204 Finns became Swedish citizens during the same period.

    From the Arab world alone, just under 40,000 people received citizenship during the period.

    At the same time, nearly 50,000 Swedes emigrated from Sweden in 2021. How many of these are returning Third World immigrants – if any – is not clear from the statistics, however.

    Population change
    12% of Sweden’s 21-year-old men were born in Afghanistan
    Hübinette: “4 out of 10 children have a foreign background”
    Swedes flee Gothenburg – new arrivals move in
    Thousands more Afghans in Sweden – the increase is all men
    Sweden has already handed out 25,000 residence permits in 2021

    https://allinfo.space/2021/12/31/flest-araber-somalier-och-afghaner-
    became-swedes-2021/

  4. Who decided the rule, “to maintain the peace in Christian cities, towns, villages and in the countryside, import hate filled mocking Muslim mentally ill”.

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