Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/17/2022

According to the Serbian minister of defense, the Ukrainian cargo plane that crashed last night in Greece was carrying 11.5 tons arms of destined for Bangladesh, including landmines. All eight crew members were killed in the crash.

In other news, the annualized rate of inflation in Poland has reached 15.5%.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Australia: Cost of Living Crisis is Caused by ‘Fool’ Politicians Who Are Pursuing ‘Green Dreams’ And Printing Money, Says MP Turned TV Host
» Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Coming — What Will the Consequences be?
» European Commission Raises Poland’s GDP Forecast for 2022
» Hungarian 2022 GDP Growth Could be Almost Double That of EU Average
» Poland’s CPI Hits 15.5 pct y/y in June — Stats Office
 
USA
» Appeals Court Says Student’s Nazi Snapchat Joke is Protected by the First Amendment
» Biden’s COVID Coordinator Says it’s Time to Go Back to Masking
» BLM Slammed for Protesting Cops for Shooting Man Who Opened Fire Into Home
» Damning Report Into Uvalde School Shooting Shows ‘Systemic Failures and Egregious Poor Decision Making’ Across State, Federal and Local Law Enforcement: 376 Officers Responded to Shooting But Failed to Take Swift Action
» Dr. Ron Paul Examines Possible Government Pressure on Twitter to Censor
» Greenwood Park Mall Shooting Leaves 4 Dead, Including Gunman
» Joe Biden Had 30 Meetings With Hunter Immediately After Foreign Business Trips
» Poll: More Americans Plan on Voting for Republican Candidates in November
» Poll: American Trust in Public Education Plummets to Second All-Time Low
» Ron DeSantis’s ‘Anti-Racist’ Mandate Leads University to Scrub Websites
» Woman Miraculously Awakens From 2 Years in Coma to Name Brother as Assailant
 
Canada
» Canada to Resume Random Mandatory Coronavirus Tests for Vaccinated Air Travelers
» Pastor Fined $80k for Denying COVID Inspectors Entry Into Church
» Peckford: A Magna Carta for Canada
» Poilievre Favoured by Conservative Voters: Poll
» Toronto Continues to Ignore the Disastrous Effects of Its Hotel Shelter Policy
 
Europe and the EU
» A Second Protest Blocks the Road During Stage 15 of the Tour de France
» Create Annual ‘Commemoration’ Day for ‘Climate Crisis’ Victims — Green Agenda Bigwig
» Dutch Dairy Farmer Faces Having to Cull 95% of His Cows
» Dutch Nitrogen Scientist Questions Basis of Government Climate Mandates
» European Commission Ramps Up Proceedings Against Poland Over Rulings
» Greece Plane Crash: Cargo Aircraft Was Carrying Weapons to Bangladesh — Minister
» Most Poles Favour European Union of Nations
» Nearly Half of UK Not Triple Vaxed, But Triple Vaxed Account for Over 85% of COVID Deaths Since April
» Now Germany Faces Coal Supply Crisis as Rhine River Waters Dwindle
» Poland: Ruling Party Official Says ‘No’ To EU Rule of Law Demands
» Prime Minister Orban: “European History Has Entered an Era of War”
» Serbia Says Crashed Plane Was Carrying Serbian Weapons to Bangladesh
» UK: Rochdale Rape Gang Ringleader Appointed ‘Equalities Representative’ In Prison
» UK: TV Debate for Candidates to Replace Boris Ignores Immigration, Law and Order, Free Speech
» Watch: Police Arrive to Break Up Dutch Farmer Blockade of Major Highway
 
Russia
» Russia Says it Shot Down Ukrainian MI-17 Helicopter, SU-25 Aircraft
» Ukraine War: Zelensky Fires Security Chief and Top Prosecutor
 
South Asia
» Death for “Blasphemers” In Pakistan
» Hindu Homes: Temple in Bangladesh Attacked Over Controversial Social Media Post
» India: Islamic Fraud to Capture a Hindu Temple as a Waqf Property
 
Far East
» Beijing Citizens Criticize COVID Surveillance Devices
 
Australia — Pacific
» How COVID-Infected Australians Could be Forced to Isolate for 7 Days for Another Two Years — as Anthony Albanese Rules Out Joining the Rest of the World in Moving on From the Pandemic
» Jacinda Ardern Announces New Wave of COVID Measures in New Zealand
» Sperm Donor Who Has Fathered More Than 20 Children Tells Shocked Hosts of the Project Why He’s on a ‘Baby-Making Tour of Queensland’
» Surge in People Identifying as Aboriginal Put Down to DNA Ancestry Kits — as Indigenous Leaders Speak Out About ‘Middle-Class Liberal Progressives’ With No Real Cultural Ties
» The Astonishing COVID-19 Stats That Every Australian Needs to See Proving We Don’t Need More Rules — as a Busy City Centre Hospital’s ICU Ward Lies Almost Empty of Omicron Patients
 
Immigration
» Greek Govt Minister: Smugglers Do Not Decide Who Can Come to Europe
» Nine-Year-Old Swedish Rape Victim in a Coma — ‘Minor’ Suspect Granted Residence Permit
» Over 7 in 10 French Want Foreign Criminals to Serve Prison Time Abroad
» Poland Accepts 4.82 Mln Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started
» Soros-Linked Group Wins $172M Contract From Biden to Help Border Crossers Avoid Deportation
» Traffickers Are Creating Fake Families to ‘Enchance Their Case’ And Fool UK Border Staff, Report Warns
» UK: Home Office Spent £39,000 of Taxpayers’ Cash on Domino’s Pizzas for Hungry Channel Migrants
 
Culture Wars
» Biological Male Transferred to Youth Facility After Impregnating 2 in Women’s Prison
» CDC Directs LGBT Children to Secretive Chats About Sex Changes, Activism, The Occult
» Court Awards $5.3m to Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Who Was Fired for Pro-Life Facebook Posts
» UK: Dance School Drops Ballet From Auditions for Being ‘Built Around White European Ideas’
» UK: Drag Queen Story Time for Primary School Children Dubbed ‘Child Abuse’ By Furious Parents
» UK: Mayoral Candidate Maureen Martin, Allegedly Fired Over Christian Views on Marriage, Plans to Sue
 
General
» BRICS Expansion on the Cards
 

Australia: Cost of Living Crisis is Caused by ‘Fool’ Politicians Who Are Pursuing ‘Green Dreams’ And Printing Money, Says MP Turned TV Host

A former Liberal MP says politicians are to blame for the world’s cost of living crisis after chasing ‘green dreams’ — as a consulting giant forecast Australia’s economy to slow over the next 12 months.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Coming — What Will the Consequences be?

Currencies are the lifeblood of trade and the economy; if a currency fails, the entire economy fails. Yet, most people rarely think about the health or buying power of the money in their pocket… They just assume that the money they have will be as useful tomorrow as it is today. They also assume that money will never change in a dramatic way.

This lack of interest in how money works is likely due to the fact that people are not taught how their money is created. It’s not discussed in schools, the truth is avoided in colleges and the mainstream news rarely mentions it. People think our government and treasury handles all of that, but the reality is that our government does NOT create our money; at least, it’s not in charge of the process. Central bankers are, and they operate from a “quasi-independent” position…

Sure, the US President gets to “choose” the next successive chairman, from a list of candidates that is given to him by the Fed, of course. And Congress could conceivably call for a full audit of the Fed’s financial actions and policies, but they never do because it would never be allowed by the banks or their political partners. The central bank is the most powerful institution in our nation by far. They are completely unaccountable and uncontrollable. There is only ever the question of public reaction; this is the one thing the bankers fear…

Apologists for the Fed claim that the central bank only creates money from thin air when the government asks them to, and so it’s the politicians that are to blame. This is a lie. The politicians go begging to the Fed for more money, and the Fed usually obliges while also creating tens of trillions of dollars on the side for their friends in the corporate world.

For example, only ONE TIME in recent history has a Fed policy action been investigated by the Government Accounting Office. This audit was of a single set of bailouts enacted by the bank, and it was only allowed because the public was starting to get wise to the bank’s activities (thanks to Ron Paul’s presidential campaign). The audit was designed to shut people up. But, what was found was startling, and so the media swept the info under the rug. Over $16 trillion in fiat money had been conjured by the Fed in the span of a few years, while the original claim was that mere billions had been created for the bailouts starting in 2008.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

European Commission Raises Poland’s GDP Forecast for 2022

The European Commission (EC), the EU’s executive arm, has raised its 2022 GDP growth estimate for Poland to 5.2 percent from 3.7 percent forecast in May.

In a Thursday report, the EC also lowered its 2023 GDP growth forecast for Poland to 1.5 percent from 3.0 percent expected earlier.

Poland’s HICP inflation will reach 12.2 percent this year and 9.0 percent next year, according to the report, up from the May estimates of 11.6 and 7.3 percent, respectively.

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

Hungarian 2022 GDP Growth Could be Almost Double That of EU Average

Amid all the doom and gloom of the pandemic— and war-strikken EU economy, there is a glimmer of hope in the EC’s latest economic forecast. Growth is forecast in all EU member-states, albeit only marginal in some cases.

When one is looking at the EC graphs a red belt of inflation appears in countries surrounding Ukraine, plus Czechia, further to the West. However, these are also some of the countries where the largest growth is forecast for this year, with Poland and Hungary leading the list with 5.2 percent.

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

Poland’s CPI Hits 15.5 pct y/y in June — Stats Office

Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 15.5 percent year on year and by 1.5 percent month on month in June 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.

The final figure is 0.1 percentage points lower that the flash estimate for June published by GUS two weeks before.

In May 2022, the prices of consumer goods and services increased by 13.9 percent year on year and by 1.7 percent month on month.

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

Appeals Court Says Student’s Nazi Snapchat Joke is Protected by the First Amendment

In September 2019, a high school student, identified in court documents as CG, was out shopping with some friends in a thrift store. They came across a World War II military hat, and CG posted a photo of himself with his friends wearing hats and wigs. In a Snapchat story, he posted the photo and captioned it, “Me and the boys bout to exterminate some jews.”

CG deleted the post after a few hours and posted another saying, “I’m sorry for that picture it was ment to be a joke.” However, another Snapchat user took a screenshot of the original post and reported CG to the Cherry Creek High School, in Denver, Colorado.

The school suspended CG as it conducted an investigation and later expelled him for one year.

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

Biden’s COVID Coordinator Says it’s Time to Go Back to Masking

President Biden’s COVID-19 coordinator, Dr. Ashish Jha, appeared on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, July 17, to voice his support for Los Angeles County bringing back its universal mask mandate on July 29.

Jha explained, “My view on this has been very clear, which is local jurisdictions, cities, counties, states should make decisions about mask mandates because communities are different and their patterns of transmission are different.”

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

BLM Slammed for Protesting Cops for Shooting Man Who Opened Fire Into Home

The victim in Thursday’s active shooter situation at a Minneapolis apartment building slammed Black Lives Matter activists for protesting outside her apartment building after a violent armed suspect was fatally shot by Minneapolis police after a 6 hour standoff.

Suspect Andrew “Tekle” Sundberg, a 20-year-old black male, fired bullets into the Minneapolis home of a single mother and her two children both under 5 years of age.

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

Damning Report Into Uvalde School Shooting Shows ‘Systemic Failures and Egregious Poor Decision Making’ Across State, Federal and Local Law Enforcement: 376 Officers Responded to Shooting But Failed to Take Swift Action

State and federal cops were largely responsible for the vile Uvalde school massacre that left 21 dead, a damning report has found.

The better trained and equipped responders failed to exert the leadership needed when local officers were out of their depth, the Texas House committee probe said.

The 149 US Border Patrol agents and 91 state police were among nearly 400 on the day who should have helped with the ‘unfolding chaos’, the file noted.

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

Dr. Ron Paul Examines Possible Government Pressure on Twitter to Censor

Over one year ago, Twitter suspended conservative commentator and former journalist for the New York Times, Alex Berenson, after he questioned the efficacy of Covid vaccines. After a year-long legal battle, Berenson’s account was restored.

In an article published by the Mises Institute, former Republican lawmaker Dr. Ron Paul said there was a chance the government pressured Twitter to ban Berenson. Dr. Paul made an accompanying video.

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

Greenwood Park Mall Shooting Leaves 4 Dead, Including Gunman

The gunman and three other people are dead after a shooting inside Greenwood Park Mall on Sunday evening, Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison reported, and two people are injured.

The lone gunman used a long gun, he said.

“It appears that he had a rifle with several magazines of ammunition, entered the food court and began shooting,” Ison said. Police believe an armed bystander “observed the shooting in progress and shot the shooter.”

Police don’t have a motive.,,

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Joe Biden Had 30 Meetings With Hunter Immediately After Foreign Business Trips

Hunter Biden met with his father at least 30 times immediately following overseas business excursions, according to new information uncovered from the personal calendar on the younger Biden’s abandoned laptop.

The visits, which occurred between 2008 and 2016, raise questions about whether Hunter was passing messages from foreign clients to his father. It also casts doubt on the President’s repeated denials of involvement in his son’s controversial overseas business dealings, the New York Post reported.

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

Poll: More Americans Plan on Voting for Republican Candidates in November

Americans are more likely to vote for a generic Republican congressional candidate than a Democrat, according to a Fox News poll released on Sunday.

Out of 1,001 registered voters polled nationwide between July 10-13, 44 percent say they would vote for a Republican candidate in their district, compared to 41 percent who say they would cast their ballot for a Democrat. Forty-one percent of respondents identify as Democrat or Democrat-leaning, 41 percent identify as Republican or Republican-leaning, and 19 percent identify as independent or other.

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

Poll: American Trust in Public Education Plummets to Second All-Time Low

Only 28 percent of Americans have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the public education system according to a Gallup poll.

The sharp decline marks the second-lowest all time record for public education confidence in America — 26 percent in 2014. Twenty-eight percent, down from 41 percent in 2020, also shows a slight decline from 29 percent from 2019.

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

Ron DeSantis’s ‘Anti-Racist’ Mandate Leads University to Scrub Websites

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is complying with Gov. Ron DeSantis’s law prohibiting schools from accusing people of racism.

In the spring, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law the “Stop WOKE Act,” which took effect on July 1 and laid out the restrictions of how race is taught in schools. It includes barring instruction that claims an individual’s “moral character or status as either privileged or oppressed is determined by his or her race, color, sex, or national origin.”

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

Woman Miraculously Awakens From 2 Years in Coma to Name Brother as Assailant

A 51-year-old West Virginia woman woke up last week from a two year coma and told police it was her own brother that assaulted and nearly killed her.

Local news reports that Wanda Palmer “had been savagely beaten at her home in Cottageville in June of 2020” and fell into a deep coma. She was placed in a New Martinsville, West Virg. long term care center under the expectation of never waking back up.

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

Canada to Resume Random Mandatory Coronavirus Tests for Vaccinated Air Travelers

The Canadian government is set to reinstate random mandatory coronavirus tests for airline passengers after briefly suspending the tests due to long delays at Canadian airports.

Random mandatory testing is expected to return to Canadian airports next week as all passengers, including those who are considered to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus, will be subject to the random tests.

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

Pastor Fined $80k for Denying COVID Inspectors Entry Into Church

An Edmonton church has been fined $80,000 by an Alberta judge for denying entry to Covid public health rule inspectors on several occasions.

Judge Shelagh Creagh of the Provincial Court of Alberta said that Pastor Tracy Fortin blocked public health officials from entering her church to ensure compliance with mandates.

“These were deliberate and intentional acts,” wrote Creagh. “These offences are very serious. Laws dealing with public health are of fundamental importance.”

Fortin’s church, the Church in the Vine, has been found guilty of obstructing public health officers before.

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

Peckford: A Magna Carta for Canada

Former Newfoundland premier Brian Peckford, the last surviving first minister from the constitutional process that gave us the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, spoke at the George Jonas Freedom Award dinner in Burnaby, British Columbia on July 13, 2022. The Freedom Award was to be presented to Freedom Convoy organizer Tamara Lich, but she was unable to attend as she remains behind bars in Ottawa. Below is the text of Peckford’s remarks, which is being republished with permission and has only been edited for the purposes of formatting.

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

Poilievre Favoured by Conservative Voters: Poll

A new poll shows Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre has a strong lead among Conservative supporters.

The Leger-Postmedia poll conducted between June 30 and July 3 saw 48% of Conservative supporters choose Poilievre as their top choice.

It is important to note that this poll measures the support of likely Conservative voters, not Conservative Party of Canada members, who are the only people eligible to vote in the leadership race.

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

Toronto Continues to Ignore the Disastrous Effects of Its Hotel Shelter Policy

The city of Toronto’s controversial plan to dump the homeless in three-star hotels during Covid was supposed to be a temporary measure only.

It was sold to Torontonians as a way of socially distancing the homeless during the pandemic and of providing those who were squatting in downtown parks a roof over their heads. But now more than two years later, the homeless hotels are still operating, many with a phalanx of security guards 24/7 to try to keep the residents from wreaking havoc on the surrounding neighbourhood.

In April, council quietly approved extensions to all of the hotels to next spring.

A significant number of residents in these homeless hotels are addicted to hard drugs and have mental health issues — but instead of receiving the counselling and support they so desperately need, are left to roam the neighbourhoods where they are located day and night.

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

A Second Protest Blocks the Road During Stage 15 of the Tour de France

Five days after the Tour de France was halted due to climate protesters, and on a day when the extreme weather protocols were activated due to soaring temperatures of 40 degrees C (104 degrees F), the race passed another protest on Stage 15 but did not stop this time.

With 65 km still to race, the breakaway — comprised of Nils Politt (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Mikkel Honoré (Quick-Step AlphaVinyl) — passed by flares, which were in the road, and were urged to slow down by the motorbike outrider in front.

Several protestors lay in the road, as during Stage 10, and were dragged to the verge by the police. The road was cleared in time to allow the peloton to pass through a few minutes later and a neutralization was avoided.

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

Create Annual ‘Commemoration’ Day for ‘Climate Crisis’ Victims — Green Agenda Bigwig

The European Union tsar in charge of the bloc’s 2050 net zero push has called to implement a national commemoration day for those allegedly killed by the “climate crisis”.

Frans Timmermans, the EU bigwig in charge of the bloc’s “green deal” and “climate law” programmes, both of which aim to force the bloc to be climate neutral by 2050, has called on the union to create a day of commemoration for those allegedly killed by the “climate crisis”.

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

Dutch Dairy Farmer Faces Having to Cull 95% of His Cows

Authored by Nathan Worcester via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

In the Netherlands, dairy farmer Martin Neppelenbroek is near the end of the line.

New environmental regulations will require him to slash his livestock numbers by 95 percent. He thinks he will have to sell his family farm.

“I can’t run a farm on 5 percent. For me, it’s over and done with,” he said in a July 7 interview with The Epoch Times.

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

Dutch Nitrogen Scientist Questions Basis of Government Climate Mandates

Authored by Nathan Worcester via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Jaap Hanekamp is skeptical of the received wisdom in science. He won’t stop asking a simple question: “But, is this true?”

When it comes to the Dutch government’s calculations of ammonia and nitrogen oxide deposition—the basis of climate mandates that would slash livestock numbers and put many farmers out of work—Hanekamp is especially critical of “the science.”

He thinks it relies on vague definitions, excessive deference to expert judgment, and a narrow focus on costs rather than both costs and benefits.

“We now treat farmers as polluters, end of story, which is a very strange perspective,” he said.

Hanekamp, an associate professor of chemistry at University College Roosevelt in the Netherlands, made the comments in an interview with Roman Balmakov, host of EpochTV’s “Facts Matter.”

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

European Commission Ramps Up Proceedings Against Poland Over Rulings

The European Commission (EC), the EU’s executive arm, has moved to a second stage of proceedings against Poland over the rulings of the constitutional court, which questioned the primacy of EU law.

Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal issued rulings on July 14 and October 7, 2021 in which it said the EU law did not have precedence over Poland’s constitution.

In reaction to this, the EC asked Poland, on December 22, to rectify what it saw as a violation of EU principles.

Poland responded to the EC’s request on February 18, 2022, but the answer failed to satisfy the EU body.

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

Greece Plane Crash: Cargo Aircraft Was Carrying Weapons to Bangladesh — Minister

A cargo plane which crashed in northern Greece was carrying 11 tonnes of weapons — including landmines — to Bangladesh, officials say.

People living within two kilometres of the site where the Antonov-12 came down have been warned to stay indoors.

The aircraft was flying from Serbia to Jordan when it crashed late on Saturday close to the city of Kavala, killing all eight people on board.

Eyewitness video showed the plane on fire and a huge fireball as it crashed.

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

Most Poles Favour European Union of Nations

Most Poles would like to see an increase in the powers of EU member states at the expense of a more federalised bloc.

In a SW Research survey published by the Rzeczpospolita newspaper on Saturday, 38.1 percent of respondents said the Polish government should advocate for more competence of EU member states within the EU.

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

Nearly Half of UK Not Triple Vaxed, But Triple Vaxed Account for Over 85% of COVID Deaths Since April

If you rewind to December 2021, you may remember an infamous headline published by Andrew Neil for the Daily Mail that read — ‘It’s time to punish Britain’s five million vaccine refuseniks: They put us all at risk of more restrictions’.

This headline is a beautiful example of how you have been lied to since the very beginning of the alleged Covid-19 pandemic.

Because according to the UK Government, 18.9 million people in England who are eligible for vaccination still remain unvaccinated, and 50% of the country has refused a third dose.

Yet despite this, another UK Government report confirms 94% of Covid-19 deaths have been among the vaccinated since the beginning of April 2022, and a shocking 90% of those deaths were among the triple/quadruple jabbed.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Now Germany Faces Coal Supply Crisis as Rhine River Waters Dwindle

Power plants in Germany are finding it increasingly difficult to source coal amid an energy crisis that is spiraling out of control as falling water levels on the Rhine river add to supply challenges caused by Russia’s war on Ukraine.

Switzerland, which also sits along the 800-mile Rhine river leading to the North Sea, is facing complications with oil product supplies due to the falling water levels, according to a Bloomberg report on Thursday.

The report, which cites government data, indicates that the Rhine’s water level is at its lowest since 2007 for this time of year.

The Rhine handles an enormous amount of supplies for Europe, including fuel and coal, adding to supply chain issues that have already mounted for other means of transportation, including bottlenecked German rail.

Two German power plants in particular—one in Mannheim and one in Karlsruhe—are lacking sufficient coal supplies for operations. Those supplies would typically be shipped in through the Rhine.

According to Bloomberg, citing S&P Global Commodity Insights, in the coming months, Germany will only be able to access some 65% of its coal supply due to transportation issues.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Poland: Ruling Party Official Says ‘No’ To EU Rule of Law Demands

Marek Suski, head of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) caucus, has said Poland will not yield to what he called blackmail from Brussels over the country’s rule of law standards.

Suski complained to public broadcaster Polish Radio 24, on Saturday, that “the EU is looking for a pretext to strip Poland of its sovereignty and turn the EU into a federation where Poland will have nothing to say.”

The EU has demanded a number of changes in the Polish justice system to bring it back to EU standards, saying that the ruling party’s reforms has made the system politicised.

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

Prime Minister Orban: “European History Has Entered an Era of War”

European history has entered an “era of war” and people will have to fight for things they have hitherto taken for granted, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on public radio on Friday.

“Nobody thought on February 24 that the war between Ukraine and Russia will not be just a conflict, but mark the end of an era and usher in the new age of war in European history,” Orban told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio.

Besides the fronts, the war is also being fought in the world economy, especially in the European economy, as shown by rising energy prices, he said.

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

Serbia Says Crashed Plane Was Carrying Serbian Weapons to Bangladesh

An Antonov cargo plane that crashed late on July 16 in northern Greece, was transporting 11.5 tons of Serbian weapons to Bangladesh, Serbian Defense Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic has said.

All eight crew members on board the Antonov An-12 operated by a Ukrainian airline died in the accident near the city of Kavala, Greek state broadcaster ERT reported.

Stefanovic confirmed that the owner of the plane is a Ukrainian company, and that the weapons were being sent by private Serbian arms manufacturer Valir. He said the plane was carrying illuminating mortar bombs and mines, adding that the weapons shipment had been agreed with the Bangldeshi Defense Ministry “in accordance with international rules.”

“Unfortunately some media have speculated that that the plane was carrying weapons destined for Ukraine but that is completely untrue,” he said.

He also confirmed that all crew members had died in the crash.

“I think the crew were Ukrainian but I don’t have any information about that. They were not Serbian,” Stefanovic told reporters.

Denys Bohdanovytch, general director of Meridian, the Ukrainian cargo airline operating the plane, told German broadcaster Deutsche Welle the crew were all Ukrainian. He gave no information about the cargo…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Rochdale Rape Gang Ringleader Appointed ‘Equalities Representative’ In Prison

The head of a vicious Pakistani child rape grooming gang in Rochdale has been granted the position of “equalities representative” for other inmates at the prison where he is incarcerated.

Shabir Ahmed, 69, was jailed in 2012 for 22 years for multiple child sex crimes centred on the Northern English city of Rochdale, including raping a young girl 30 times and acting as a ringleader for a grooming gang which plied young girls with drugs and alcohol and “passed them around” among each other.

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

UK: TV Debate for Candidates to Replace Boris Ignores Immigration, Law and Order, Free Speech

Five MPs vying to replace Boris Johnson as Tory leader and Prime Minister engaged in a lacklustre but sometimes testy debate that ignored immigration, law and order, and free speech issues on Sunday.

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, former communities minister Kemi Badenoch, former trade minister Penny Mordaunt, and backbencher Tom Tugendhat clashed on issues including the economy and cost of living crisis, whether public sector workers should get a five per cent pay rise, and the net zero green agenda, but ignored issues that are traditionally of concern to the public but not the political and media class, such as immigration and crime.

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

Watch: Police Arrive to Break Up Dutch Farmer Blockade of Major Highway

Another day, another blockade in the Netherlands, where supporters of the farmers are out in protest of the radical green agenda that Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government is trying to impose on the agricultural sector.

Every time we ask, “if the farmers’ demands are not met by the government, what do you think happens next?” — the answer is always the same, from protesters and farmers alike. “Civil war.”

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

Russia Says it Shot Down Ukrainian MI-17 Helicopter, SU-25 Aircraft

Russia’s defence ministry said on Sunday its aircraft shot down a Ukrainian MI-17 helicopter near the eastern town of Sloviansk and a SU-25 aircraft in Kharkiv region, as Moscow has stepped up its military operation.

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Ukraine War: Zelensky Fires Security Chief and Top Prosecutor

President Volodymyr Zelensky has fired the head of Ukraine’s security agency (SBU) and the prosecutor general, citing many cases of treason in the two powerful organisations.

He said more than 60 former employees were now working against Ukraine in Russian-occupied areas.

A total of 651 collaboration and treason cases had been opened against law enforcement officials, he added.

The sacked officials, Ivan Bakanov and Iryna Venediktova, have not commented.

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

Death for “Blasphemers” In Pakistan

On July 4, 2022, a Christian mechanic who had been imprisoned for the last five years, awaiting trial under a false accusation of “blasphemy” for allegedly insulting the Muslim prophet Muhammad, was sentenced to death by hanging in a Pakistani court.

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Hindu Homes: Temple in Bangladesh Attacked Over Controversial Social Media Post

Police forces were deployed in the area to prevent further violence…

PTI | Dhaka | July 17, 2022:: A temple, shops and several houses of the Hindu community have been vandalised in southwestern Bangladesh by some unidentified persons over a Facebook post allegedly belittling Islam, in the latest spate of violence targeting the religious minority in the country, according to media reports on Sunday.

Police fired warning shots to disperse a mob that vandalised several homes and torched one of them in Sahapara village in Narail district on Friday evening, bdnews24.com, an online newspaper quoted Haran Chandra Paul, an inspector at the local police station, as saying.

The attackers also threw bricks at a temple in the village during the attack around 7:30 pm, he said. They also broke the furniture inside the temple. No attacker was arrested.

The situation was normal at night, said the police inspector.

Narail Superintendent of Police Prabir Kumar Roy said the law enforcers were working to keep the situation under control.

“We’re investigating the incident. Those responsible for the violence will face action. The situation is normal for now,” Roy said.

Police forces were deployed in the area to prevent further violence, The Daily Star newspaper reported.

“After one group looted all our valuables, another group came and found our door open. As there was nothing left to loot, they set our home on fire,” the paper quoted Deepali Rani Saha, a resident, as saying.

Deepali’s house was among homes and dozens of shops that were vandalised or burnt down in Sahapara village…

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India: Islamic Fraud to Capture a Hindu Temple as a Waqf Property

Hindu litigants claim — Gyanvapi is not Waqf property, Declaring Gyanvapi as a Waqf property is a big forgery; lawyer Vishnu Shankar Jain said — Aurangzeb acquired it with a sword, now the court should correct it with a pen.

Upendra Bharti | HENB | Varanasi | July 16, 2022:: In the ongoing Gyanvapi mosque-Kashi Vishwanath temple civil dispute, four of the five Hindu plaintiffs continued arguments opposing the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee’s application challenging the maintainability of their suit.

During the hearing before Varanasi District Judge AK Vishvesha, the legal team led by advocate Hari Shankar Jain and his son advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, submitted that the religious character of the disputed location did not change when Hindu deities were allegedly demolished and a mosque was built.

In the Maa Shringar Gauri case of Varanasi, Hindu side lawyer Hari Shankar Jain has made a big claim. He said, “Declaring Gyanvapi as a Waqf property is a big forgery. Everyone has been misled. There is no such description on the official website of Waqf Assets Management System of India”.

On this website, the notification of the Waqf of the property of Gyanvapi, the date of registration of the Waqf, the date of formation of the Waqf, the account of the property, the plot number should have been recorded. Despite the property being in the city, it is said to be registered in Manduwadih village area.’…

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Beijing Citizens Criticize COVID Surveillance Devices

Some residents of Beijing are pushing back against a Covid tracking device they are required to wear on their wristbands. Anyone returning to Tiantongyuan, a residential district in northern Beijing, is required to wear the device all day for seven days.

The device records someone’s temperature every five minutes. According to China Daily, the device’s corresponding app has access to the phone’s microphone, location, and camera.

Those forced to wear the device have raised concerns about how it monitors the location and what is done with the data collected. The development of the device was a collaboration between the government and Beijing Microchip Sensing Technology, which is backed by China’s tech giant Tencent.

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How COVID-Infected Australians Could be Forced to Isolate for 7 Days for Another Two Years — as Anthony Albanese Rules Out Joining the Rest of the World in Moving on From the Pandemic

Anthony Albanese insisted he would not make any changes to the seven-day Covid isolation period and that positive cases would still need to self-quarantine for the foreseeable future.

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Jacinda Ardern Announces New Wave of COVID Measures in New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern’s government has announced a new wave of Covid-19 measures in New Zealand.

The new measures will see increased availability of face masks and rapid tests.

Access to antiviral treatments is also being ramped up amid fears a new variant could cause hospitals to be overwhelmed in the coming weeks.

Current measures across the country mean that people are required to wear face masks in many indoor areas, including in shops and on public transport.

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Sperm Donor Who Has Fathered More Than 20 Children Tells Shocked Hosts of the Project Why He’s on a ‘Baby-Making Tour of Queensland’

Adam Hooper, 37, flew into Brisbane where he will hold a seminar and give out ‘free donation samples’ to woman attendees over the span of 10 days.

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Surge in People Identifying as Aboriginal Put Down to DNA Ancestry Kits — as Indigenous Leaders Speak Out About ‘Middle-Class Liberal Progressives’ With No Real Cultural Ties

Indigenous advocates say the number of people identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander on the basis of home DNA testing could lead to diverting resources from those most in need.

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The Astonishing COVID-19 Stats That Every Australian Needs to See Proving We Don’t Need More Rules — as a Busy City Centre Hospital’s ICU Ward Lies Almost Empty of Omicron Patients

The federal health department’s latest quarterly Covid report has blown the lid off the myths pushing Australia to return to punishing lockdowns and mask mandates.

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Greek Govt Minister: Smugglers Do Not Decide Who Can Come to Europe

Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis has stated that his country will protect its borders from illegal migration and that it is not up to people-smugglers to decide who can come into Europe.

Minister Mitarakis made his statements earlier this week, saying Greece would not allow a repeat of the migrant crisis of 2015-16 and allow “hundreds of thousands of people who try to pass through Greece to get to other countries of the European Union.”

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Nine-Year-Old Swedish Rape Victim in a Coma — ‘Minor’ Suspect Granted Residence Permit

A 9-year-old Swedish girl was raped and left for dead on a playground by an Ethiopian migrant, who had just obtained a permanent residence permit. The little girl is still in a coma.

A “minor” is suspected of the crime against the young victim: brutal rape and attempted murder at a playground in Skellefteå. There is no known connection between the victim and her attacker, according to Swedish news outlet Samnytt.se.

The 13-year-old boy suspected of trying to kill a nine-year-old girl in Skellefteå may in fact be older than he claims. This is what Andreas Nyberg, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation, told several media outlets.

Nyberg told TV4 that the criminal qualification in this case, in addition to attempted murder, is now aggravated rape of a child. The seriously injured girl is still in hospital in a critical condition and has still not regained consciousness.

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Over 7 in 10 French Want Foreign Criminals to Serve Prison Time Abroad

A survey has revealed that over seven in ten French people want foreign criminals to serve their sentences in their countries of origin after being convicted of crimes in France.

The polling showed that a total of 72 per cent of the French public would support sending foreign criminals back to their home countries to serve out their sentences after being convicted of crimes in France, a measure that Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin recently discussed.

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Poland Accepts 4.82 Mln Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.82 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

According to the SG, on Saturday, Border Guard officers carried out around 23,600 border checks on people entering Poland from Ukraine, and by 7:00 a.m. on Sunday the number of arrivals had reached around 7,000 people.

The Border Guard also said that 2.9 million people had left Poland for Ukraine since the beginning of the war. On Saturday, 26,000 people crossed the border from Poland to Ukraine.

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Soros-Linked Group Wins $172M Contract From Biden to Help Border Crossers Avoid Deportation

A left-wing group linked to billionaire George Soros has won a nearly $172 million federal contract from President Joe Biden’s administration to help young border crossers avoid deportation, a report revealed this week.

Fox News’s Adam Shaw and Joe Schoffstall reported on Thursday that the Vera Institute of Justice, with financial ties to Soros, has won a federal contract for $171.7 million that will provide attorneys to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) to avoid deportation from the United States.

The federal contract could end up showering the Vera Institute of Justice with $1 billion in taxpayer funding, Fox News reported:

The arrangement lasts until March 2023 but can reach as high as $983 million if renewed until March 2027, the agreement shows. This appears to be the largest federal contract Vera has secured for immigration-related services for any single year dating back to the mid-2000s. [Emphasis added]

The Vera Institute, meanwhile, is propelled by taxpayer-backed government grants and contracts like the one it secured in March. Between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, $152 million of the group’s $191 million in revenue came from government sources, its most recent financial audit shows. [Emphasis added]

The institute seeks to end “mass incarceration” by cutting down on the number of jails, prisons and detention centers in the United States. The group has also signaled support for defunding police. [Emphasis added]

As Breitbart News reported in 2018, the Vera Institute of Justice was previously awarded $310 million by the Obama administration to help UACs avoid deportation…

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Traffickers Are Creating Fake Families to ‘Enchance Their Case’ And Fool UK Border Staff, Report Warns

Human traffickers are matching children with strangers to create fake families and giving Channel migrants deadly ‘life jackets’, MPs reveal today.

A major report on the Channel crisis and asylum system found organised gangs were advising adults to ‘enhance their case’ by claiming they were related to a child.

MPs disclosed how migrants making the crossing are given ‘flimsy, faulty’ life vests by gangs which are ‘actively dangerous’.

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UK: Home Office Spent £39,000 of Taxpayers’ Cash on Domino’s Pizzas for Hungry Channel Migrants

Officials spent more than £38,000 in taxpayers’ cash at a Domino’s branch buying pizza for migrants last year, according to new figures.

Border Force staff at Dover’s now-closed Tug Haven holding centre used government credit cards to pay for the food over just five months last year.

On one occasion last July, the Home Office’s Clandestine Operational Response Team bought 200 in one go, putting the pizza boxes into a van and taking them to migrants.

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Biological Male Transferred to Youth Facility After Impregnating 2 in Women’s Prison

A biological male inmate who identifies as transgender has been removed from a New Jersey prison after impregnating two women inmates. The inmate is serving a 30-year sentence for manslaughter and will be up for parole in 2037.

NJ.com reported Saturday that 27-year-old Demi Minor was transferred from the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women to the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility. Minor has been in prison since the age of 16. Dan Sperrazza, a spokesman for New Jersey’s Department of Corrections, said that Minor, a biological male, is now “the only woman prisoner” at the youth facility.

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CDC Directs LGBT Children to Secretive Chats About Sex Changes, Activism, The Occult

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is promoting to youth an online chat space that discusses sex, polyamorous relationships, the occult, sex change operations, and activism, and is specifically designed to be quickly hidden while being used. It also mixes LGBT adults and children and is run in part by Planned Parenthood.

Called Q Chat Space, the platform is advertised on the CDC’s LGBT Health Youth Resources page, archived here. The chat service, which describes itself as “a community for LGBTQ+ teens,” is available for those ages 13-19, can be hidden from parents, and focuses on a number of mature themes.

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Court Awards $5.3m to Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Who Was Fired for Pro-Life Facebook Posts

A jury in a district court in Dallas, TX, awarded a former Southwest Airlines flight attendant $5.3 million in damages for getting fired for expressing pro-life views on social media. If the verdict stands, Charlene Carter will get $950,000 from her union and $4.1 million from the airline.

Carter was fired in March 2017 for complaining to the union’s president that some flight attendants had attended the pro-abortion Women’s March in DC in January 2017. She sent multiple Facebook messages to then-president of the union Audrey Stone.

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UK: Dance School Drops Ballet From Auditions for Being ‘Built Around White European Ideas’

Britain’s Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) because it is “built around white European ideas” and is too “gendered”.

The school has dropped ballet from its auditions process because of its “potentially contentious nature”, according to The Telegraph.

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UK: Drag Queen Story Time for Primary School Children Dubbed ‘Child Abuse’ By Furious Parents

The “sexualised” appearances of men dressed as women have provoked fury.

Drag Queen Story Hour UK will visit almost 70 events in 20 areas across Britain.

Starting later this month, the group will run sessions for three to 11-year-olds.

Sab Samuel, a 27-year-old male children’s author who performs as Aida H Dee in a sequined dress, runs the project.

The classes claim to “teach inclusivity” and encourage attendees to “get fabulous”.

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UK: Mayoral Candidate Maureen Martin, Allegedly Fired Over Christian Views on Marriage, Plans to Sue

The London & Quadrant Housing Trust (L&Q) fired Maureen Martin, a mayoral candidate for Lewisham, South-east London, for advocating for heterosexual marriage only. Her employer accused her of gross misconduct.

The controversy started in April when Martin shared a leaflet for her campaign, which contained a six-point plan. The third point in her plan was a promise to “cut through political correctness and state the truth that natural marriage between a man and a woman is the fundamental building block for a successful society, and the safest environment for raising children.”

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BRICS Expansion on the Cards

More and more emerging countries are considering joining the BRICS group, which is seen as the major emerging countries’ counterweight to the US-led West and the G7. Especially in times like these, this is also a clear signal to Washington.

The BRICS group of states, consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, are working ever more closely together on an economic and political level. Together they represent 3,26 billion people and a gross domestic product of US$27,54 trillion. According to estimates, the economic output of these five countries will account for 50 percent of total global value added by 2030.

In view of the fact that “rules-based” Western countries are experiencing serious economic problems, this prognosis does not even seem that far-fetched.

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11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/17/2022

  1. “Biological Male Transferred to Youth Facility After Impregnating 2 in Women’s Prison”
    And this is precisely why there need to be strict rules about sex change. Persecuting those truly suffering from the condition by banning it won’t help anything.
    But those suffering want their bodies to align with their brains, no such individual would willingly father children.
    So, frankly, as long as you’re able to do that (or birth children in the opposite scenario), you have to serve time in the prison with the people who can also do that. Same with using the bathroom, shower, changing room, etc. It’s really simple.
    And yes, it’s somewhat uncomfortable for the people undergoing transition, but they’re nothing like the snowflakes the transgender agenda pushes, trust me. They handle it as the personal and intimate topic it is.

  2. the [fudge packers] are spreading ape pox

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    https://www.friatider.se/apkoppsoro-infor-prideparaden
    Monkeypox rage before the pride parade
    Published 18 July 2022

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    The number of cases of monkeypox continues to rise – and doctors are expressing concern about what it will be like during the upcoming pride festival in Stockholm.

    – The situation feels extra difficult, especially with Pride approaching, says senior physician Finn Filén at the Venous Health Unit at Södersjukhuset in Stockholm to Dagens Nyheter.

    Filén raised the alarm last week that Venhälsan – a clinic for gay men – has been forced to shut down much of its regular business because it now has to focus on monkeypox.
    Monkeypox, originally a tropical disease from monkeys in Africa, has been spreading since this spring among practicing gay men in Europe.

    As of 13 July, 58 cases of monkeypox had been confirmed in Sweden, according to the Swedish Public Health Agency. Most of the cases are from the Stockholm region. All cases are men in the 20-65 age group, with an average age of 39. Nearly 40% of the cases have been reported to be infected in Sweden.

    The National Public Health Agency hopes to receive the first shipment of smallpox vaccine from the EU this week. However, there are only enough doses for almost 1,500 people.

    It is also not yet clear who will be prioritised for vaccination. In the UK, however, it has been suggested that gay men who engage in group sex should go first in line.

    • So what you seem to be saying is that Monkeypox, like HIV, is especially likely to be spread by anal intercourse. Let me relate an old joke:

      “What do lesbians do on the second date?”.
      “Book the removal van”.

      “What do gay men do on the second date?”.
      “What second date?”.

      Point is, women and men, gay or straight, approach sexual encounters from different perspectives (not all, of course); since (many) gay men share a more promiscuous perspective, and are not limited by the different priorities of female partners, they are more likely to spread infections.

  3. https://www.friatider.se/svenska-gang-har-pansarskott-mycket-oroande

    Swedish criminal gangs already have armour-piercing shits
    of those donated to Ukraine: “Very worrying”!

    Published 17 July 2022

    The police have in several cases recently seized armour-piercing shits from gang members, reports Aftonbladet.

    It concerns at least three different cases so far this year, according to information to Aftonbladet.

    In one of the cases, a criminal gang is involved in a bloody conflict with another criminal group, and at least one fatal shooting this year is linked to the conflict.

    – It is very worrying that armour-piercing shits are appearing in criminal groups, not least when they are involved in conflicts. The likelihood of this type of weapon being used is very high,” Gunnar Appelgren, a criminal investigator and gang expert, tells the newspaper.

    One of the armour-piercing shits, found in the home of a 28-year-old “network criminal” at the end of February, turned out to have been made in the former Yugoslavia. However, the type of shots found in the other cases is not mentioned in the article.

    Sweden has so far sent at least 10,000 anti-tank armour-piercing shits to the war in Ukraine. In June, one such weapon was found in a
    second hand shop in Gothenburg.
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    Sharp armour-piercing shit found in second hand shop in Gothenburg
    Published 12 June 2022

    ‘Hällörade’ second hand chain Björkåfrihet made an unusual find in Gothenburg last week. A sharp armour-piercing shit, a weapon of the same type that the government and Magdalena Andersson (S) sent to Ukraine, was found among the returned gadgets.

    The staff contacted the authorities, who called in a bomb technician.
    – We suspected that it was some kind of ammunition and called the police,” says Mattias Faltsetas, head of the sorting unit.

    The bomb technicians concluded that it was a live armour-piercing shot.
    However, the shot was not deemed to be self-detonating and the premises never had to be evacuated!

    – We receive a mixture of all kinds of items in our collection, but this is really one of the rarities,” says Mattias Faltsetas, head of the sorting unit at Björkåfrihet (formerly Emmaus Björkå), in a press release.

    Björkåfrihets second hand activities support anti-occupation work and the organisation has solidarity projects in Palestine and Western Sahara, among others, but not in Ukraine – as far as we know.

    • Wow! I thought a bout of diarrhea I experienced last winter was bad but “armour-piercing shits” is a whole other ballgame.

      Glad I dodged that bullet! 😉

      • Haha. This google translate is some kind of enemy scammer. He translates from Swedish into Russian much more clearly than into English.

        “armor shots” – not “armor-piercing shit”

        • I assumed it was the “machine” but I’ve always been a sucker for gallows humor. It helps keep ugly news in perspective.

          • Oh, you should have seen how Google translates from Italian into Russian! Very funny and expressive. Probably feels the nature of these people. I will post screenshots of these translations on my blog without any changes.

    • Oh please translate the story link at the bottom of the one you posted. It was behind a paywall. It is titled something like “Horror Somalis appeared at the family’s breakfast: “I want to “bowchickawowwow””. I just want to know how that is handled in Sweden. Help him set up a Swedish Tinder account, offer to introduce him to a neighbor, make eye contact/ don’t make eye contact, put the dog away, look who he is talking to, pray quietly (Dear Lord, don’t let him be looking at me). Just how hospitable are the Swedes?
      How is it handled in Somalia? 10 minute wife? Do all the men in the family go?
      All of this raises one question for me, on the id or app we are all supposed to carry at some point, will there me an entry for “subject to sexual emergencies” and then is there a government healthcare plan that covers it.

  4. Hungary refuses to change sex of children –
    sued by EU

    Law against sex-change propaganda aimed at children to be tested. The European Commission says it violates children’s “fundamental rights”.

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