Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/21/2022

President Joe Biden has once again tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated and double-boosted. Mr. Biden is isolating in the White House, and is said to be experiencing very mild symptoms. Contact-tracing is being employed so that anyone who had personal contact with the president since his last COVID test (which was on Tuesday) can be notified.

In other news, Iranian women walked the streets without wearing hijab in a mass protest against their government’s policies towards women.

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Thanks to Caroline Glick, Dean, DV, JAS, JF, Reader from Chicago, Roger, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» European Central Bank Raises Interest Rates for First Time in Over a Decade
» Jobless Claims Rise to Highest Level in 8 Months
 
USA
» “Paving a Digital Road to Hell?” — Digital IDs Are Challenged in New Report
» Almost 60 Percent of Americans Want TikTok Banned From App Stores: Poll
» Antifa Militants Panic After Being Notified That Facebook Gave Their Messages to the FBI
» AR-15 and AK-47 Rifle Sales Surge to 24 Million, More Than Ford F-150s
» Are Soros-Funded Progressive District Attorneys “Exonerating” Guilty Murderers? The Data Suggests They Are
» Armed Assailant Attacks Lee Zeldin With a Knife at Campaign Event
» Bannon Defense in Closing Arguments Say Former White House Adviser Denied Constitutional Rights
» Biden Vows to Bypass Congress “To Combat the Climate Crisis”
» California Murderer Released 6 Years Into 50-Year Sentence Arrested Again on Gun, DUI Charges After Car Chase
» Cleveland Fire: Camera Catches Suspects Detonate Explosive on Front Steps of Home
» Confirmed: Tennis Legend Djokovic Won’t Compete at US Open Due to Biden’s Discriminatory Vaccination Policy
» Congressman Demands Bill Gates Explain Why He’s Buying Up Vast Amounts of Farmland
» Conservative Groups Press for Votes on Three Anti-Big Tech Bills
» Dave Chappelle Talks to Protesters After ‘Devastating’ Last-Minute Venue Swap When Minneapolis Club Canceled Him
» DC Students Forced to Get COVID Vaccine to Attend School
» Democrat House Majority Leader Refuses to Commit to Supporting Biden 2024
» Dems Block Resolution to Condemn Violence Against Churches
» Dr. Ron Paul’s Liberty Report to Exclusively Stream on Rumble After YouTube Censorship
» Facebook’s Use of Ex-CIA Analysts to Determine “Misinformation” Policy Raises Alarm-Bells
» House Committee Advances Legislation Including Deeper Look Into Government UFO Reports
» Ivy League Law School No Longer Claims Professor Made Up Stats on Black Student Performance
» James Lindsay Locked Out of Twitter for Saying ‘OK, Groomer’
» Judge Orders Soros-Backed Prosecutor to Hand Over Records to Just the News
» Legal Bombshell: Leftist Judges Rule Alex Jones May Not Discuss 1st Amendment, Say He is Innocent, Or Claim Court Case Rigged
» NYC Corrections Officer Arrested for Alleged Fatal Shooting of 18-Year-Old in Bronx
» NY’s New Law Returns Fire at Supreme Court: Guns Are Now Banned Almost Everywhere
» Perfect Election, Not! Ex-Police Chief, City Councilman Admit to Buying Votes in Louisiana
» President Joe Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19
» Starbucks and the Decline of America
» Starbucks Employees Attacked in LA by Homeless Vagrants With Metal Chairs: Barista
» Three Arrested After Fist Fight Erupts in Disney’s Magic Kingdom
» Trucker Protest Shuts Down Operations at Port of Oakland
» Voter Confidence in Elections Has Plummeted Since Jan. 6: CNN Poll
» Watch: Dems Openly Admit Gun Control Bill Will Confiscate Firearms in ‘Common Use’
» Wisconsin Lawmakers Kill Plan to Allow Election Clerks to Cure Errant Ballots
 
Canada
» 94 of Canada’s 100 Most Expensive Gas Stations Are in BC
» Canada’s Conservative Leadership Hopeful Leslyn Lewis Vows to End “WEF Travel Program” And Digital IDs
» Councillor Has Pay Suspended Over Freedom Convoy Involvement
» Fully Vaccinated Senior Ordered Into 14-Day Quarantine for Not Using ArriveCAN
» Ottawa to “Permanently Embed” Woke Ideology Into Department
» Ottawa Police Block Rebel News’ Request for Records Relating to Convoy Crowdfunding
» Retired Couple Fined $25,000 While Trying to Return to Canada
 
Europe and the EU
» Czech Republic Secured the Pipes, Now it Needs to Get the Gas Itself
» EU ‘Stabbing Poland in the Back, ‘ Says Former Foreign Minister
» Extended Closure of French Swimming Pool Due to Ongoing Attacks, Disturbances by ‘Youths’
» Far-Left Extremists Take Credit for Greek Media Building Bombing
» Global Minimum Tax is Remiscent of Communist Times, Says Hungarian Foreign Minister
» Hungarian Foreign Minister Calls for Peace Agreement for the Sake of Ukrainian Children
» Italian Prime Minister Draghi Resigns in Latest World Leader Shakeup
» Switzerland: Court Rules Man Faked Hate Crime, Carved Swastika on His Own Face
» Why Nord Stream II Must be Opened Immediately
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: The Strategic Fallout of Biden’s Failure
 
Middle East
» Iranian Women Protest Government Treatment of Females by Removing Hijab
 
Russia
» Update 1 — Russia About to ‘Run Out of Steam’ In Ukraine, British Spy Chief Says
 
South Asia
» India: Hindutva Activist Stabbed Over Nupur Sharma Row in Madhya Pradesh by Suspected Islamists
» Pakistani With 11? Knife Crosses Into India to Behead Nupur Sharma
 
Far East
» EU Ambassador Says Communist China Should ‘Rule the World, ‘ Calls for ‘Reunification’ With Taiwan
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Robbers Stab Rider, Steal Tricycle in Kano
 
Latin America
» Brazil: YouTube Censors Bolsonaro Allegations of Election Fraud
 
Immigration
» Channel Migrants Landed in Britain With Guns: Asylum-Seekers Triggered Alerts on Security Databases and Later Vanished… and Others Were Armed, Scathing Official Report by Borders Watchdog Reveals
» Eric Adams Complains That Biden Needs to Deal With Illegal Immigrants Being Dropped in NYC
» Germany: ‘Underaged’ Convicted Child Rapist Walks Free
» German Government Plans to Make Immigration Easier to Fill 1.7 Million Vacancies
» Illegal Migration Into Switzerland Triples
» Is the Charity Fighting Attempts to Send Migrants to Rwanda Also Encouraging Them to Come to the UK in the First Place?
» Supreme Court Won’t Reinstate Biden Immigration Policies, Pending Litigation
» Syrian Man Arrested Over Murder of Missing German Teen Girl
» UK: Hundreds of Channel Migrants Have Fled Hotels and Could be Anywhere: Inspector Condemns ‘Clearly Overwhelmed’ Home Office and Blasts it Over ‘Inexcusably Awful’ Security Failures Including Letting Criminal or National Security Suspects Disappear
 
Culture Wars
» Anne Frank Trust Goes Strangely Woke
» Biological Male Convicted of Making Pornography With 7-Year-Old Daughter Transferred to Women’s Prison
» Disney Changes ‘Fairy Godmother’ To More General-Neutral ‘Apprentice’
» English Woman Arrested for Praying Near Abortion Clinic Wins Case
» John Cleese Calls Wokeness the Death of Creativity and Comedy
» Norway: Three Years in Prison for Stating a Man Can’t be a Mother?
» Trans-Identified Biological Male Arrested for Sexually Abusing Minors
 

European Central Bank Raises Interest Rates for First Time in Over a Decade

The European Central Bank on Thursday raised its key interest rates for the first time in over a decade as consumer prices in the eurozone rose at an 8.6% annual pace in June.

The ECB raised its negative benchmark deposit rate by 50 basis points to 0%, which lifts the bank’s deposit facility out of negative territory for the first time in eight years.

The announcement came as a surprise as the bank had initially announced it would hike the rate by 25 basis points only.

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

Jobless Claims Rise to Highest Level in 8 Months

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week rose to the highest level in eight months, the latest sign that the historically tight labor market is starting to cool.

Figures released Thursday by the Labor Department show that applications for the week ended July 16 rose to 251,000 from the 240,000 recorded a week earlier. It marked the highest level for jobless claims since mid-November.

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

“Paving a Digital Road to Hell?” — Digital IDs Are Challenged in New Report

The New York University School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice published a 100-page report about digital ID and the pitfalls of the use of this technology, now spreading to many places around the world.

The report, “Paving a Digital Road to Hell?,” looks into (biometric) digital ID systems, pushed by the likes of the World Bank, specifically from the point of view of human rights, and in particular in “the Global South.”

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

Almost 60 Percent of Americans Want TikTok Banned From App Stores: Poll

Following reports of Chinese officials accessing U.S. user data, nearly 60% of Americans want social media app TikTok removed from app stores, according to a recent survey.

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

Antifa Militants Panic After Being Notified That Facebook Gave Their Messages to the FBI

Violent Antifa extremist Alissa Azar revealed on Wednesday that Facebook is reportedly cooperating with the FBI to provide them with personal messages and emails from Antifascist activists that are currently under investigation by law enforcement.

Alissa Azar, who is currently facing felony riot and assault charges, warned her fellow Portland comrades to move discussions in-person, The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo reports.

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

AR-15 and AK-47 Rifle Sales Surge to 24 Million, More Than Ford F-150s

The most popular firearm in America continues to roll out of gun stores in record numbers.

According to new data released on the day a House committee is considering a ban on the gun, the number of AR-15 and AK-47-style “modern sporting rifles” has surged to 24.4 million.

The industry trade group National Shooting Sports Foundation said that is more than all the Ford F-150s on the road. The pickup is America’s most popular.

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

Are Soros-Funded Progressive District Attorneys “Exonerating” Guilty Murderers? The Data Suggests They Are

The exoneration of a wrongly incarcerated person due to the miscarriage of justice is a common trope in Hollywood movies and television dramas. In the real world, where there are several well-funded organizations full of zealous advocates dedicated to the cause of freeing the innocent, exonerations have always been rare. But this is beginning to change.

Cities overseen by George Soros—funded District Attorneys [How George Soros funded progressive ‘legal arsonist’ DAs behind US crime surge, by Isabel Vincent, New York Post, December 16, 2021] are distinguishing themselves with unusual exoneration rates, including of convicts—overwhelmingly black and Hispanic—imprisoned for serious crimes such as rape and murder.

Soros DAs such as Larry Krasner in Philadelphia, Kim Gardner in St. Louis, and the recently recalled Chesa Boudin of San Francisco have made exonerating convicts, who they perceive as victims of a “racist” criminal justice system, a top priority [Krasner: Racism hides best in our beliefs about crime, by Larry Krasner, Philadelphia Tribune, November 23, 2020].

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

Armed Assailant Attacks Lee Zeldin With a Knife at Campaign Event

A knife-wielding assailant stormed the stage of New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin while he delivering a campaign speech.

Zeldin was speaking on bail reform at the local VFW in Perinton, N.Y., when the attacker, screaming hysterically, got on stage and wrestled with the Republican before being subdued by AMVETS national Director Joe Chenelly, local news outlet Rochester First reported.

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

Bannon Defense in Closing Arguments Say Former White House Adviser Denied Constitutional Rights

Defense lawyers for Steve Bannon in closing arguments Thursday for the former Trump White House adviser argued their client is being deprived of his constitutional right to confront witnesses against him.

The argument follows U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols denying Bannon access to House Democrats associated with the chamber’s Jan. 6 committee including Chairman Bennie Thompson and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who organized the committee.

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

Biden Vows to Bypass Congress “To Combat the Climate Crisis”

Joe Biden announced Wednesday “I’ll use my executive powers to combat the climate crisis in the absence of congressional action,” while his gaggle of climate and energy advisors continued their relentless attack on the energy industry.

Speaking in front of Brayton Point Power Station, a former coal-fired power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts, Biden stated “As president, I have a responsibility to act with urgency and resolve when our nation faces clear and present danger. And that’s what climate change is about. It is literally, not figuratively, a clear and present danger. The health of our citizens and our communities is literally at stake.”

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

California Murderer Released 6 Years Into 50-Year Sentence Arrested Again on Gun, DUI Charges After Car Chase

A reputed gang member and convicted murderer who got out of prison decades early with help from Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon is facing new felony charges, according to authorities.

Andrew Cachu was released in November after Deputy District Attorney Alisa Blair, a close Gascon ally, declined to present evidence at a hearing to determine whether he should remain in custody after aging out of the juvenile detention facility when he turned 25, Fox News Digital reported at the time.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said Cachu had been involved in a chase Wednesday evening.

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

Cleveland Fire: Camera Catches Suspects Detonate Explosive on Front Steps of Home

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) — The aggravated arson suspects caught on camera detonating an explosive device on the front steps of a home are on the loose, Cleveland Fire confirmed, and investigators need help identifying them.

Cleveland Fire said Cleveland Police officers were sent to the home in the 16500 block of West Park Road at approximately 2:45 p.m. on July 9 for a property crime.

Authorities on scene learned that an explosive device had been intentionally detonated on the front steps of the home and caused damage, according to Cleveland Fire.

Cleveland Fire shared the video of the incident they obtained from the home’s Nest security camera…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Confirmed: Tennis Legend Djokovic Won’t Compete at US Open Due to Biden’s Discriminatory Vaccination Policy

Organizers of the US Open have confirmed that tennis legend Novak Djokovic won’t be allowed to compete at the tournament next month due to the Biden administration’s ban on unvaccinated foreign nationals entering the country.

Fresh from his Wimbledon victory, spectators at Flushing Meadows will be denied the opportunity of seeing one of the game’s all time greats purely because the White House is continuing a discriminatory policy that has been dropped by most other major western countries.

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

Congressman Demands Bill Gates Explain Why He’s Buying Up Vast Amounts of Farmland

A South Dakota Congressman is demanding Bill Gates be brought before a committee to explain why he is purchasing vast amounts of farmland in the United States while telling Americans to stop eating meat.

As we highlighted earlier this month, Gates, who already owns close to 270,000 acres of land in the U.S., has been granted the legal authority to buy another 2100 acres in North Dakota despite protests by local residents.

Gates is circumventing a 1932 anti-corporate farm ownership law by pledging to lease the land back to farmers after the purchase is complete.

Now South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson is demanding answers.

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

Conservative Groups Press for Votes on Three Anti-Big Tech Bills

A coalition of conservative organizations is calling on Congress to vote for three antitrust bills in hopes of reining in Big Tech companies.

The coalition, led by the Internet Accountability Project, called in a Thursday letter for Congress to vote in favor of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, Open App Markets Act, and State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act.

“Anticompetitive behavior by these trillion-dollar companies has wide-ranging and devastating consequences for small businesses and the American public at large,” the letter reads. “As the digital application marketplace has become dominated by just a few giant corporations, smaller companies who attempt to compete with their products are completely at their mercy. As we have seen, these behemoths can quickly join forces to effectively eliminate their competition by removing them from their platforms and cutting them off from their audiences.”

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

Dave Chappelle Talks to Protesters After ‘Devastating’ Last-Minute Venue Swap When Minneapolis Club Canceled Him

Dave Chappelle reportedly “teased” protesters outside the First Avenue club, where he was originally scheduled to perform but was canceled at the last minute.

He then moved his act to a nearby stage at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis Wednesday night.

The comedian wondered during his act if the crowd gathered to protest his appearance would “still all be out there” outside First Avenue, but the local Star Tribune reported protesters had left when curtains called.

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

DC Students Forced to Get COVID Vaccine to Attend School

Washington, DC schools will be requiring students 12 and older to get the Covid-19 vaccination ahead of the upcoming school year.

According to Fox 5, the office of the State Superintendent of Education has announced that all students ages 12 to 15 must receive at least one Covid vaccination by September 16.

Students 16 and older must receive both initial Covid shots by the start of the school year.

Vaccination requirements will apply to students in all types of schools, including public, private parochial and independent schools.

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

Democrat House Majority Leader Refuses to Commit to Supporting Biden 2024

Democrat House majority leader Steny Hoyer (D-NY) refused to commit to supporting Biden 2024 in another sign that the president is being jettisoned as his cognitive abilities decline.

Hoyer made the comments during an appearance on Neil Cavuto’s Fox News show.

“Let me ask you this, do you think, as some in your party are saying, [Biden] should run again, he’s open to running again, he’s not too old to run again?” Cavuto asked Hoyer.

“Neil, I-I-I’m not gonna go there,” Hoyer replied. “You’re asking about problems today, this is about today. There’s an inflation problem.”

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

Dems Block Resolution to Condemn Violence Against Churches

In June, the Supreme Court ruled against Roe v. Wade, which offered federal protections for elective abortions in the United States, after which numerous protest organizations sprung to action to demand the abolition of the court.

Militant activists committed violence against Catholic churches, and pro-life centres to protest the decision. In late June, Rebel News documented several attacks on churches and pregnancy centres across the United States.

Following the attacks, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) introduced a House resolution to condemn “the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches.”

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

Dr. Ron Paul’s Liberty Report to Exclusively Stream on Rumble After YouTube Censorship

Former Congressman Dr. Ron Paul is bringing the livestreams of his popular Liberty Report show exclusively to Rumble, starting in August.

Dr. Paul has long been censored on YouTube, and has recently spoken out against possible collusion between the government and Big Tech platforms to encourage censorship.

Daniel McAdams, Executive Director at Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, made the announcement in the latest Liberty Report episode.

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

Facebook’s Use of Ex-CIA Analysts to Determine “Misinformation” Policy Raises Alarm-Bells

MintPress News has published a report about Facebook hiring former CIA agents to determine content moderation policy.

According to MintPress, Facebook hiring former CIA agents is worrying given the agency’s “long history of infiltrating media organizations.”

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

House Committee Advances Legislation Including Deeper Look Into Government UFO Reports

The House Intelligence Committee advanced legislation to a full floor vote that includes a provision providing the public a look into previous government UFO reports.

The provision about UFOs was included in the Intelligence Authorization Act and would require the Comptroller General of the United States to review “oral history interviews” as well as documentation relating to government UFO reports dating back to 1947.

Additionally, the bill would also ask the comptroller general to evaluate efforts by the intelligence community “to obfuscate, manipulate public opinion, hide or otherwise, provide unclassified or classified misinformation” about UFO’s.

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

Ivy League Law School No Longer Claims Professor Made Up Stats on Black Student Performance

The University of Pennsylvania’s law school appears to have quietly distanced itself from a claim that a tenured professor of 20 years falsely described the academic performance of black students as a group, after four years of claiming she was lying but refusing to provide purportedly correct figures.

Amy Wax floated the idea of filing a defamation suit against Penn in 2018 for claiming she made up the stats and said she had discussed it with former Penn Law trustee and major donor Paul Levy, who has emerged as a vocal critic of the law school.

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

James Lindsay Locked Out of Twitter for Saying ‘OK, Groomer’

Author and mathematician Dr. James Lindsay was locked out of Twitter on Thursday for responding to a Media Matters journalist’s tweet with the words, “OK groomer.”

New Discourses, an apolitical educational site that Lindsay contributes to, announced that Twitter has locked Lindsay’s account for 12-hours after the author violated its rules against “hateful conduct.”

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

Judge Orders Soros-Backed Prosecutor to Hand Over Records to Just the News

A Missouri judge has ordered that a George Soros-backed prosecutor hand over documents to Just the News related to the bungled prosecution of former Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens.

St. Louis City Circuit Judge Jason Sengheiser ordered St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner to supply Just the News Editor-in-Chief and CEO John Solomon with a trove of documents she had withheld citing privilege claims after a judge ordered her in January to comply with an open-records request.

Gardner was one of the first prosecutors to receive significant funding from left-wing megadonor George Soros.

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

Legal Bombshell: Leftist Judges Rule Alex Jones May Not Discuss 1st Amendment, Say He is Innocent, Or Claim Court Case Rigged

In an unprecedented assault on due process and the rule of law, both a Texas and Connecticut judge have ruled that Alex Jones may not discuss the First Amendment, defend his innocence, or point out the rigged elements of the upcoming Sandy Hook defamation case against him.

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

NYC Corrections Officer Arrested for Alleged Fatal Shooting of 18-Year-Old in Bronx

NEW YORK — A New York City Corrections Officer has been arrested and charged for allegedly fatally shooting an 18-year-old in the Bronx early Thursday morning.

Dion Middleton, 45, is facing charges of murder, manslaughter, and criminal possession of a weapon.

According to the NYPD, police responded to a 9-1-1 call of a man shot near the northeast corner of Grand Concourse and East Tremont in the Mount Hope section.

Upon arrival, police found 18-year-old Raymond Chaluisant, unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his face.

Chaluisant was rushed to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

NY’s New Law Returns Fire at Supreme Court: Guns Are Now Banned Almost Everywhere

Albany, NY — A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturned a more than 100-year-old law in New York state, opening the door to allow more people to carry handguns.

But the state moved quickly to adopt a new law that will do just the opposite: It will greatly restrict where people can have a handgun.

The new law will ban firearms on all private property unless the owner makes a point to allow them by putting up signs. It’s a flip of the switch from the current law, which allows legal concealed carry on most private property unless an owner posts signs forbidding guns.

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

Perfect Election, Not! Ex-Police Chief, City Councilman Admit to Buying Votes in Louisiana

A former police chief and current city council member in Louisiana have both pleaded guilty to federal charges in what prosecutors say was a vote buying scheme in the 2016 and 2020 elections.

Jerry Trabona, 72, the former Amite City police chief, and City Councilman Kristian “Kris” Hart, 49, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to pay and offering to pay voters in Tangipahoa Parish for voting in the 2016 primary and general elections.

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

President Joe Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday morning, according to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

Biden, 79, is fully vaccinated and double boosted. He is experiencing “experiencing very mild symptoms” and taking the COVID antiviral pill Paxlovid, according to a White House press release.

He will isolate at the White House where he will work remotely, Jean-Pierre stated.

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

Starbucks and the Decline of America

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz blames politicians for rampant drug use and crime that is forcing the company to close stores across America.

When in fact his policies spanning back years made Starbucks a safe haven for all that.

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

Starbucks Employees Attacked in LA by Homeless Vagrants With Metal Chairs: Barista

A Los Angeles Starbucks employee revealed that barista’s are frequently harrassed and have been attacked by homeless vagrants at their stores, according to Daily Mail.

The comments come after Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz annouced that 16 stores will be shuttering as a result of spiking crime in lawless Democrat-run cities. Six of those stores are in Los Angeles.

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

Three Arrested After Fist Fight Erupts in Disney’s Magic Kingdom

A battle royale broke out Wednesday at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida as two families threw fists, tugged hair, and jostled violently amidst a crowd of dozens.

Fox News reports that at least one man was hospitalized with facial lacerations and injuries received in a Fantasyland location nestled between Cinderella’s Castle and Peter Pan’s Flight. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office later confirmed that three people were arrested for misdemeanor battery.

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

Trucker Protest Shuts Down Operations at Port of Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. — Truckers protesting a state labor law have effectively shut down cargo operations at the Port of Oakland and they planned to be out again on the picket lines for a fourth day on Thursday.

“Enough is enough,” AB Trucking owner Bill Aboudi said on Wednesday. “On the first day, the port downplayed the protesters’ effect on the Port and that did not send the message out to the politicians. That’s who they’re trying to reach out to tell them this law is unfair.”

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

Voter Confidence in Elections Has Plummeted Since Jan. 6: CNN Poll

Voter confidence in the U.S. electoral system has significantly decline since January of last year, according to CNN poll released Thursday.

Whereas 59% of Americans in January 2021 had some confidence that the nation’s elections reflected the will of the people, only 42% shared that sentiment in the new poll.

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

Watch: Dems Openly Admit Gun Control Bill Will Confiscate Firearms in ‘Common Use’

New York Congressman Jerry Nadler openly admitted at a House Judiciary Committee hearing this week that the point of gun control legislation being pushed by Democrats is to confiscate firearms in “common use”.

When questioned by GOP North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop if Democrats dispute that the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2021,” proposes to ban guns currently in “common use” nation-wide, Nadler, chairman of the committee, replied “That’s the point of the bill.”

“So, to clarify, Mr. Chairman, you’re saying it is the point of the bill to ban weapons that are in common use in the United States today,” Bishop again asked.

“Yes,” Nadler responded, adding “The problem is that they’re in common use.”

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

Wisconsin Lawmakers Kill Plan to Allow Election Clerks to Cure Errant Ballots

The long battle between Republican lawmakers and Wisconsin’s Elections Commission is not showing any signs of ending.

The latest came Wednesday when the Legislature’s Joint Committee for the Review of Administrative Rules killed an emergency rule from the Elections Commission that would have allowed local election clerks to correct mistakes on voters’ absentee ballots, a process otherwise known as curing.

Specifically, the Commission said clerks don’t have to contact voters, and could instead rely on their own information to fill in missing pieces or addresses.

JCRAR chairman Sen. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, said the problem is not allowing clerks to fill in missing information, rather the problem is that the Elections Commission is ignoring current state law.

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

94 of Canada’s 100 Most Expensive Gas Stations Are in BC

A vast majority of the highest gas prices in Canada are found at British Columbia’s gas stations new data shows.

As Canadians struggle to deal with soaring prices at the pumps, the Oil Price Information Service found that 94 out of 100 highest gas prices in the country were located in the province.

As of July 20, the Esso station in Masset on Haida Gwaii island has the highest price in all of Canada coming in at $248.0 per litre followed by Norman Wells in the Northwest Territories where gas costs $240.9 per litre.

The remaining top ten gas stations are all located in BC, including Langley Shell where gas costs $232.9 per litre, Vancouver Shell priced at $230.9 per litre and elsewhere.

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

Canada’s Conservative Leadership Hopeful Leslyn Lewis Vows to End “WEF Travel Program” And Digital IDs

The Candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, Leslyn Lewis, has vowed to end ArriveCAN and other forms of digital ID programs.

“The Liberals ArriveCAN app continues to be a glitching failure that only serves to grind our tourism to a halt & force symptom free Canadians into quarantine,” she wrote on Twitter. “I have said all along that I wouldn’t just end ArriveCAN, I would end ALL digital ID programs.”

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

Councillor Has Pay Suspended Over Freedom Convoy Involvement

West Lincoln Councillor and truck driver Harold Jonker has been reprimanded by his town council for participating in the Freedom Convoy protests earlier this year.

The law firm Aird & Berlis LLP published a Jul. 12 report on Jonker’s actions finding him to break the code of conduct on two counts.

Jonker was cited for requiring a duty of loyalty to residents and accepting gifts or benefits. The investigation focused on Jonker’s involvement in leading the Niagara convoy.

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

Fully Vaccinated Senior Ordered Into 14-Day Quarantine for Not Using ArriveCAN

A fully vaccinated Canadian woman was ordered into a 14-day quarantine after she refused to use the Trudeau government’s ArriveCAN app, True North has learned.

71-year-old Joanne Walsh travelled to Niagara Falls, New York with a friend on July 19, 2022 for a few hours before returning to Ontario.

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Ottawa to “Permanently Embed” Woke Ideology Into Department

A federal “anti-racism” strategy guide details plans to “permanently embed” far-left woke ideology into Canada’s immigration system.

The 40-page Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: Anti-Racism Strategy 2.0 provides a detailed update on how the department plans on combatting so-called “systemic racism” within Canada’s immigration system.

Buried in the middle of the report, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada propose that its proposed “anti-racist” strategy becomes a permanent feature of the government department, adding that it should be set up in such a way that it can’t be overturned by future governments.

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Ottawa Police Block Rebel News’ Request for Records Relating to Convoy Crowdfunding

Rebel News, through access to information filings, requested communications records and documents between the Ottawa Police and the crowdfunding platforms, GoFundMe and GiveSendGo about the Convoy to Ottawa protests. A second access filing requested any internal documents about GoFundMe and GiveSendGo, which would encompass communications between the force and the Ontario government, the city of Ottawa and the mayor’s office, and the Federal government and multiple ministries, including public safety.

The two crowdfunding platforms were used by the convoy, which stayed in Ottawa for nearly four weeks protesting remaining COVID lockdowns and restrictions, including cross-border vaccine mandates for truckers. The Trudeau Liberals invoked the Emergencies Act, a never-before-used anti-terrorism law, to seize assets and cut off funding to those participating in the peaceful street protests.

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Retired Couple Fined $25,000 While Trying to Return to Canada

No, COVID-19 mandates are not over. Today, we sit down to interview two of the newest legal clients of The Democracy Fund, whose story proves that medical tyranny is still here in Canada.

Robert and Jamie Leibe, a retired couple, were recently fined just under $25,000 for simply trying to maintain their medical privacy while trying to return to their home in Canada.

The Leibes predominantly live in Washington D.C. but like to enjoy their home in Penticton during the summer. This past Father’s Day, they made the journey from D.C. to B.C., which is when they were slapped with six fines totalling $24,897.50.

What was their “crime” you ask? The Leibes simply declined to share their medical information and download the federal government’s digitally invasive ArriveCan app.

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Czech Republic Secured the Pipes, Now it Needs to Get the Gas Itself

Czechia is progressing in its efforts to secure gas supplies from sources other than Russia. The country has already leased part of a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the Netherlands through the energy company CEZ, which receives LNG imported by sea. Now, with the infrastructure now in place, the Czech Republic must ensure it can secure the gas itself.

From autumn, CEZ will be able to use the capacity corresponding to roughly a third of Czechia’s annual natural gas consumption through the terminal moored near the port of Eemshaven.

“Together, we have also secured new transport capacities for the state through which we will deliver gas to the Czech Republic,” said Czechia’s Minister of Industry Jozef Sikela at a joint press conference with the head of CEZ, Daniel Benes.

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EU ‘Stabbing Poland in the Back, ‘ Says Former Foreign Minister

The statements made by European Commissioners Didier Reynders and Vera Jourova in opposition to paying out EU funds to Poland were part of the “good cop, bad cop” routine, with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen cast in the former role and Reynders and Jourova in the latter, Poland’s former foreign minister, MEP Witold Waszczykowski, said.

He called on Poland to be assertive in vetoing or blocking EU decisions whenever possible in order to gain leverage, as had been done by other members of the EU in earlier times.

Waszczykowski was openly critical of Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki for allowing the European Commission to bully Poland in order to achieve a compromise.

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Extended Closure of French Swimming Pool Due to Ongoing Attacks, Disturbances by ‘Youths’

An aquatic facility in France has been shut down for an extended period in the midst of a heat wave due to ongoing incidents involving unruly ‘youths,’ according to reports.

Officials in Amnéville, a commune in the department of Moselle, announced the local swimming pool will remain closed until August following an assault on a lifeguard this week.

“Due to repeated incidents with thugs who don’t care about security guards or cameras and technical problems making the slides impassable, the pool is closed while we implement the necessary solutions to ensure the full safety of our brave staff and users,” Amnéville Mayor Eric Munier wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.

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Far-Left Extremists Take Credit for Greek Media Building Bombing

A far-left extremist anarchist group has taken credit for the bombing and arson attack against the offices of a Greek media company in Athens that took place earlier this month.

The group, known as “Thousands of Suns of the Night” took credit for the attack on the far-left Antifa-linked web platform IndyMedia on Wednesday, stating they left an incendiary bomb on the ground floor of the building outside of the door of Real Media.

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Global Minimum Tax is Remiscent of Communist Times, Says Hungarian Foreign Minister

Taking away the competitive advantage of low taxes in a bureaucratic manner would be reminiscent of communism, and the introduction of the global corporate tax minimum would be unfair from this point of view as well, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjartó said in Washington.

Speaking at a business meeting of the conservative advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), the minister emphasized that low taxes are the basis of the competitiveness of the Hungarian economy, and according to the government, the creation of tax rules should remain a national competence, as competition between different systems also brings benefits.

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Hungarian Foreign Minister Calls for Peace Agreement for the Sake of Ukrainian Children

Children are the biggest losers of the war in Ukraine, and although Hungary is doing everything to alleviate their pain, the solution must be brokered peace, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjartó said on Tuesday in New York.

Attending the U.N. Security Council’s open debate on Children and Armed Conflicts, the head of the ministry reported that in the 146 days since the start of the fighting, around 840,000 refugees have arrived in Hungary; he also lamented the fact that families, mothers, and their children have been torn apart due to the sorting rules.

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Italian Prime Minister Draghi Resigns in Latest World Leader Shakeup

Italian Premier Mario Draghi handed in his resignation Thursday after the three major coalition parties boycotted a confidence vote in a move that set the stage for an early election later this year.

Draghi submitted his formal resignation to President Sergio Mattarella who “took note” of the move but asked the prime minister to remain in his role in a “caretaker” capacity, reports said Thursday.

Draghi’s resignation is the latest shakeup among European leaders following UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation earlier this month.

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Switzerland: Court Rules Man Faked Hate Crime, Carved Swastika on His Own Face

A Swiss court has found a 28-year-old man guilty of inventing a hate crime after the man had falsely claimed to have been attacked but actually carved a swastika into his own face.

The 28-year-old mixed-race man had claimed in January to have been attacked by a group of German-speaking individuals who approached him in the city of Neuchtel, pushed him to the ground, beat him and carved a swastika into the side of his cheek and made monkey noises toward him in an apparent hate crime.

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Why Nord Stream II Must be Opened Immediately

Next winter Germany, and other European countries, will have an energy crisis. This crisis, we are told, is caused by the proxy war between the U.S. and Russia in Europe. They say that Russia has cut us off from its natural gas deliveries.

That is a lie.

The Ukraine and Poland have shut off some pipelines that bring in gas from Russia to western Europe. Germany has not delivered on the contracted maintenance that is required to keep the NordStream I pipeline at full capacity. The German government has blocked the certification of the NordStream II pipeline which is technically 100% ready to work at full capacity.

The energy crisis Europe will experience was created by the governments of those European countries who stop the pipeline flow of gas from Russia and who’s citizens will have to bear the consequences.

It is solely on them to stop that coming catastrophe.

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Caroline Glick: The Strategic Fallout of Biden’s Failure

Arguably, the moment U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel crashed and burned was on Friday morning during his remarks at Augusta Victoria Hospital on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

Biden’s visit to the all-Arab hospital was the most controversial stop during Biden’s visit to the Jewish state, because it signaled an about-face on America’s long standing support for an undivided Jerusalem.

Not only did Biden refuse to permit Israeli officials to accompany him on his visit to the Jerusalem hospital, but his team removed the Israeli flag from Biden’s limousine as he made his way to it, and refused to permit Israeli reporters to participate in the press pool.

Quite simply, even before Biden made the visit, the hospital tour represented a glaring contradiction of his repeated protestations of undying friendship and support for Israel. If anyone still held out hope that the president who told Israeli television that he was a Zionist was telling the truth, that hope was dispelled utterly when Biden began his remarks at the hospital.

Biden began what quickly became a rambling, largely incoherent speech about how much he likes nurses, hates cancer and misses his late son Beau with the most hostile, anti-Zionist characterization any sitting U.S. president has ever made of Israel. Subscribe to The JNS Daily Syndicate by email and never miss our top stories

In his words: “My background and the background of my family is Irish America, and we have a long history of … not fundamentally unlike the Palestinian people with Great Britain and their attitude toward Irish-Catholics over the years, for 400 years.”

Whereas the rest of the speech was so incoherent it is hard to imagine it was anything other than off the cuff, Biden’s slander of Israel as a colonialist power was clearly prepared because it was followed by a quote from an Irish poem.

The idea that Israel is a harsh colonial overlord in someone else’s land is the essence of the anti-Zionist slander. The false claim that Jews have no history in their historic homeland and no national rights as the indigenous people of the land of Israel is inherent to the narrative.

The ironic and emblematic part of Biden’s visit was that even his unprecedented rejection of Israel’s very right to exist didn’t satisfy his hosts…

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Iranian Women Protest Government Treatment of Females by Removing Hijab

Women across Iran staged a protest against their government by walking in public areas without a hijab.

The protest happened on July 12 and was documented across social media by women using the hashtags #WalkingUnveiled and #No2Hijab.

One news outlet, Iran International, showed several videos of women in public areas of their cities without wearing a hijab.

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Update 1 — Russia About to ‘Run Out of Steam’ In Ukraine, British Spy Chief Says

ASPEN, Colorado, July 21 (Reuters) — Russia’s military is likely to start an operational pause of some kind in Ukraine in the coming weeks, giving Kyiv a key opportunity to strike back, Britain’s spy chief said on Thursday.

Richard Moore, chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) known as MI6, also estimated that about 15,000 Russian troops had been killed so far in its war in Ukraine, adding that was “probably a conservative estimate.”

“I think they’re about to run out of steam,” Moore said, addressing the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado, adding that the Russian military would increasingly find it difficult to supply manpower and materiel over the next few weeks.

“They will have to pause in some way, and that will give the Ukrainians opportunities to strike back.”

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India: Hindutva Activist Stabbed Over Nupur Sharma Row in Madhya Pradesh by Suspected Islamists

‘Bajrang Dal’ activist attacked by alleged ‘Islamists’ for ‘supporting Nupur Sharma’, 2 arrested in Agar Malwa, MP.

Ratri Jain | HENB | Agar Malwa | July 21, 2022:: A young man was injured after he was attacked by a group of people armed with sharp-edged weapons for allegedly expressing support for former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma in Madhya Pradesh’s Agar Malwa district on Wednesday, officials said.

The victim Ayush Jadam is a local convener of the Hindutva outfit, ‘Bajrang Dal’ and had purportedly given some statement in support of Ms. Sharma, who was suspended by the BJP last month following a row over her remarks against Prophet Muhammad. Mr. Jadam said the attack was a fallout of a media statement he had given in support of Ms. Sharma. The attack had a clear intention to murder Jadam in a very Jihadi style.

In a statement, Ayush said that during the fatal attack, the Islamists threatened to behead him for supporting Nupur Sharma. Ayush also added that he suspected someone was following him for some days but did not pay much attention to it. “They surrounded me and attacked with sharp weapons. They were saying, ‘cut him into pieces’. I was lucky there was a group of people passing by, and the attackers ran away after seeing them.”

Ayush is now being treated in an Ujjain Hospital and reportedly out of danger.

Following a complaint, the police filed a case against 13 people for the attack on the man identified as Ayush Jadam, 25, and arrested two of the accused, police said.

Agar Malwa’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Rakesh Sagar told PTI that the complainant in the case has claimed Jadam was attacked for supporting Sharma, whose controversial comments about Prophet Mohammad during a TV debate in May had kicked up a huge controversy.

It is a matter of investigation if the victim had indeed supported Sharma and in what manner, he added.

The police arrested two of the accused in the case and a search was on to nab the others, Sagar said.

Jadam sustained head injuries in the assault, the police officer said.

Following the stabbing incident, Bajrang Dal and other right-wing outfits staged a sit-in outside the local Superintendent of Police’s office and demanded swift action against the accused. The police officer said the incident had caused some tension in the area but things were under control after barricades were put up.

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Pakistani With 11? Knife Crosses Into India to Behead Nupur Sharma

A senior BSF officer said that the Pakistan man was held on 16 July from the Hindumalkot border outpost. He was found in suspicious conditions by the patrolling team and was immediately detained and frisked.

Jayanti Kalra | HENB | New Delhi | July 20, 2022:: A Pakistani national, who crossed over to India via the international border to allegedly kill suspended BJP national spokesperson Nupur Sharma, has been held in Sri Ganga Nagar district of Rajasthan.

A joint team of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and other intelligence agencies are interrogating the arrested Muslim Pakistani national of fanatic nature.

A senior Border Security Force (BSF) officer informed that the man was held on 16 July around 11 pm from near the Hindumalkot border outpost. He was found in suspicious condition by a patrolling team. He was immediately detained and frisked.

“We have found an 11-inch long knife, religious books, map, clothes, food and sand in the bag from his possession. He identified himself as Rizwan Ashraf, a native of Mandi Bahauddin city located in Northern Punjab of Pakistan,” he said.

He added that during the preliminary investigation, the suspect informed that he has crossed the border to kill Nupur Sharma over her controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad. He had planned to visit Ajmer Dargah first for ‘Ziyarat’ (a form of Muslim pilgrimage) before executing his plan.

“We have handed him over to local police for further investigation. He was produced before a magistrate from where he was sent to eight days of police custody. We have informed the concerned intelligence agencies about him,” he added.

A joint team of IB, RAW and military intelligence is interrogating him.

The move comes against the backdrop of now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s remarks on Prophet Mohammad that had led to widespread violent protests across the country and also drew condemnation from some Gulf countries. Side by side, the Islamic threat upon Nupur Sharma has been condemned by many quarters and rallies taken out in support of Nupur Sharma in India and Nepal.

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EU Ambassador Says Communist China Should ‘Rule the World, ‘ Calls for ‘Reunification’ With Taiwan

The EU’s newly appointed ambassador to Beijing has argued that it is “essential” that Communist China “rules the world,” and that the bloc would support the “reunification” of the independent island of Taiwan with the mainland.

In an interview with the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, Spain’s former ambassador to Japan, Jorge Toledo Albiñana set out what appears to be the most friendly position towards the Chinese Communist Party from an EU diplomat in years, critically contradicting other statements on the sovereignty of Taiwan.

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Nigeria: Robbers Stab Rider, Steal Tricycle in Kano

…3 suspects arrested

A 20-year-old tricyclist, Ahmad Abubakar Sani, has revealed how robbers stabbed him on the stomach while stealing his phone and tricycle.

Sani said the three robbers accosted him in Sauna Kawaji area of Nasarawa LGA around 12am while he was in search of passengers and boarded his tricycle and directed him to take them to a nearby location.

He said, “While we were moving, one of them held my neck and another stabbed me with a knife on my stomach which brought out my intestines. He stabbed me again on my back. They then left with my phone and the tricycle. I was able to run to the roadside while holding my intestines inside my cap to look for help. I fell by the roadside and lay there.

“Later that morning, a group of women saw me and alerted residents who rushed me to the Sir Sunusi Hospital.”

He added that, “When I was on the roadside with my intestines outside, I was just waiting for death. I never thought I would survive. I didn’t even know when I was rushed to the hospital. But I thank God that I am now okay.”…

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Brazil: YouTube Censors Bolsonaro Allegations of Election Fraud

Earlier this week, YouTube removed a video posted on Brazil’s President Jair Blosonaro in 2021 about electronic voting machines.

Since he became president, Bolsonaro has said the electoral process in the country is not transparent and that there was election fraud in the 2014 and 2018 elections. The claims have been disputed by the Superior Electoral Court.

In the video YouTube removed, which was posted in July 2021, the president said that the electronic voting machines were not secure.

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Channel Migrants Landed in Britain With Guns: Asylum-Seekers Triggered Alerts on Security Databases and Later Vanished… and Others Were Armed, Scathing Official Report by Borders Watchdog Reveals

Channel migrants who triggered alerts on security databases have been allowed to vanish, a bombshell report warned yesterday.

They are among scores to have fled taxpayer-funded hotels without fingerprints or photographs being taken.

Some of the arrivals were armed with guns or other weapons.

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Eric Adams Complains That Biden Needs to Deal With Illegal Immigrants Being Dropped in NYC

The Biden Administration is shipping illegal immigrants to New York City despite the migrants having no local ties to the area and NYC mayor Eric Adams claimed Tuesday that the city cannot handle the influx without federal help.

Fox News reports that Adams said, “In some instances, families are arriving on buses sent by the Texas and Arizona governments, while in other cases, it appears that individuals are being sent by the federal government.” Adams said he cannot handle the recent increase of over 2,800 migrants into NYC’s homeless and public welfare programs.

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Germany: ‘Underaged’ Convicted Child Rapist Walks Free

The district court in Waren has now given a suspended sentence to a young Afghan for raping an eleven-year-old girl. The crime took place in January.

The perpetrator is estimated to be 16 years old and came to Germany from Afghanistan as an “unaccompanied refugee”. German authorities, as is well known, consider determining age by X-ray of the hand bone to be unreasonable.

The case was finally closed half a year after the girl was raped in the castle garden in Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. As a spokesman for the responsible district court announced, the young perpetrator was sentenced to one year’s suspended sentence and is now free again.

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German Government Plans to Make Immigration Easier to Fill 1.7 Million Vacancies

Bureaucracy and formalities should no longer prevent German employers from hiring skilled foreign workers in the future, according to the German federal government.

As reported in Germany’s Handelsblatt newspaper, the German government wants to lower the formal immigration requirements for entry into the country, a move that will apply above all to the recognition procedure for professional qualifications.

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Illegal Migration Into Switzerland Triples

The number of illegal aliens entering Switzerland is surging, according to reports.

Swiss authorities say they arrested 3,468 migrants illegally present in the country in the month of June, nearly triple the number of apprehensions during the same period last year.

Most of the migrants are crossing into the Alpine nation via its eastern border, which lies relatively close to the Balkan Peninsula where roughly half of all illegal penetrations into the European Union have taken place so far in 2022.

The majority of migrants caught in June reportedly claimed to be from Afghanistan, but an increasing number are coming from North Africa.

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Is the Charity Fighting Attempts to Send Migrants to Rwanda Also Encouraging Them to Come to the UK in the First Place?

And why, when it is battling ministers, was it allowed to operate INSIDE Dover’s secure border zone?

SUE REID investigates Care4Calais

An award-winning photo of smiling asylum seekers standing by London’s red phone boxes is on show at Heathrow airport.

It has been viewed by millions of incoming travellers already this year as part of a new government campaign to portray Britain as a great nation welcoming everyone who comes here.

All this sounds utterly laudable. Except for one or two worrying details.

The image plastered over the airport’s walls acts as a showcase for the charity Care4Calais (C4C) — whose volunteers are also in the picture.

Yet, C4C happens to be a vociferous opponent of the very same government’s immigration policies, playing a key role in delaying last month’s Home Office deportation of Channel boat arrivals to Rwanda.

What is more, this spring and summer, the charity’s volunteers have been ‘meeting and greeting’ migrants sent by traffickers to Britain from France as they reach Dover’s main port and a Kent beach in the shadow of Dungeness nuclear power plant.

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Supreme Court Won’t Reinstate Biden Immigration Policies, Pending Litigation

The Supreme Court on Thursday denied a bid by the Biden administration to block a ruling from a federal judge that barred immigration officials from following its enforcement guidelines.

The administration announced the guidelines in September of last year, narrowing the scope of immigration enforcement efforts nationwide. Texas and Louisiana sued the administration asserting that federal officials were obligated to detain immigrants who commit crimes.

In a 5-4 vote, the high court declined to block an earlier ruling from U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton that suspended the guidelines across the country. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals also refused to block Tipton’s ruling. The Supreme Court did, however, announce it would fast track the case and hear oral arguments on it in December.

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Syrian Man Arrested Over Murder of Missing German Teen Girl

A 35-year-old Syrian national was arrested this week for the murder of a 17-year-old German girl whose body was discovered by police five days after she had been reported missing.

The family of 17-year-old Tabitha E. reported her disappearance last week from her home in the town of Asperg and last Friday police began an intensive search for the missing teenager with dogs, drones and helicopters, only to find her body over the weekend by a local sewage treatment plant just miles from her home.

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UK: Hundreds of Channel Migrants Have Fled Hotels and Could be Anywhere: Inspector Condemns ‘Clearly Overwhelmed’ Home Office and Blasts it Over ‘Inexcusably Awful’ Security Failures Including Letting Criminal or National Security Suspects Disappear

The Home Office’s response to the surge in people arriving in small boats across the English Channel is ‘poor’ and ‘overwhelmed’, a major report by a watchdog said.

It said between September 1 and January 10 a total of 227 migrants had absconded from so-called secure hotels and were still missing.

Two of the people who had vanished were on the Warnings Index or Police National Computer, which alerts officials to those of interest to national security.

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Anne Frank Trust Goes Strangely Woke

The real lesson of the Holocaust is killing Jews.

Nasima Begum, who used to work as the spokeswoman for the Muslim Council of Britain, does not like Jews very much. Past tweets include heartfelt thoughts such as “Death to you Zionist scum”.

This didn’t stop her from getting work with the BBC or being brought on board by the Anne Frank Trust UK to train the “youth” in the arts of tolerance.

Despite the name of the murdered Jewish girl, the Anne Frank Trust UK was seeking trustees with “lived experiences” of “anti-black racism, disabilism, homophobia and transphobia” and was “particularly keen to address anti-black racism as a priority” as “highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement”. Those merely concerned about matter of anti-semitism need not apply.

Organizations with Anne Frank’s name, but having nothing to do with her, Holocaust victims or the Jewish community have proliferated around the world. These organizations, generally not even Jewish, have instead served as incubators of antisemitism in exactly this sort of way.

The Anne Frank Foundation in Switzerland funds BDS hate groups. An Anne Frank center in Frankfurt Germany compared ISIS terrorists to Jews. At the Anne Frank Center in Berlin, a Muslim guide compared Israel to Nazi Germany. The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam removed references to Anne’s Jewishness, banned a guide from wearing Jewish clothing and attacked Israel.

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Biological Male Convicted of Making Pornography With 7-Year-Old Daughter Transferred to Women’s Prison

Biological male Marina Volz, convicted of making child pornography with Volz’s own 7-year-old daughter, has been transferred to a women’s correctional facility in New Jersey. Volz, who identifies as transgender, was sentenced in May to 25 years on charges of human trafficking, aggravated sexual assault, conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child.

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Disney Changes ‘Fairy Godmother’ To More General-Neutral ‘Apprentice’

Disney recently updated its website in at least one instance to make a female-centered staffing position into a gender-neutral title, in what appears to be a concession to LGBTQ gender ideology,

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English Woman Arrested for Praying Near Abortion Clinic Wins Case

An English grandmother who was fined for praying outside an abortion provider during lockdowns in 2021 has had her penalty dismissed.

Rosa Lalor, 76, was fined for breaking lockdown orders in February 2021 when officers approached her while she was walking and praying outdoors.

When police demanded to know why she was outside — near a Liverpool abortion center — she explained that she was praying.

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John Cleese Calls Wokeness the Death of Creativity and Comedy

Speaking to Fox News Digital this week, Cleese called wokeism the “death of creativity” as artists no longer have the freedom to speak their minds, or express their opinions on sensitive topics.

In ages past, comedians were allowed and even encouraged to make jokes about even the most sensitive topics and express even the more reprehensible opinions without seeing a single hit to their popularity.

Comedians like Andrew Dice Clay and Anthony Jeselnik built entire careers from being offensive. More recently, Dave Chappelle, who already enjoyed significant popularity, has become a target of the outrage mob due to his unwillingness — or rather his refusal — to bend knee to the woke mob.

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Norway: Three Years in Prison for Stating a Man Can’t be a Mother?

Norwegian prosecutors are investigating “hateful” tweets by feminist Christina Ellingsen directed at a man claiming to be a lesbian woman. If convicted, Ellingsen faces up to three years in prison.

“You are a man. You can’t be a mother,” feminist Christina Ellingsen said on Norwegian national television. She was responding to comments made by “Christine Marie” Jentoft, representative of the trans activist group Foreningen FRI. As CNE News reported, Jentoft is a biological male who identifies as a lesbian.

Amnesty International Norway accused Ellingsen of “harassment” because of this. Ellingsen tweeted: “Normalising the idea that men can be mothers is a defined form of discrimination against women.”

Ellingsen wanted to know why the FRI was teaching young people that men can be lesbians. “Isn’t this conversion therapy?” said Ellingsen. She later wrote how “crazy” the FRI was, an “organisation that supposedly protects the interests of young lesbians”.

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Trans-Identified Biological Male Arrested for Sexually Abusing Minors

On July 13, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 33 year old trans-identified male, Diana Elizabeth Guevara, who is charged with sexually abusing several children. Guevara was a Miami-Dade police officer prior to transitioning, according to a 2017 Miami Herald article.

Over the course of several months, Guevara sent multiple explicit photos and videos on social media to several children. Deputies said that Guevara is also accused of having sexual relations with several of the children at her home.

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11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/21/2022

  1. Alarm:
    childbirth decreases drastically after vaccination

    Published 9 July 2022 in Fria Tider

    The number of newborns in Stockholm has fallen sharply this year, and similar trends are seen in the rest of the country. It all started with the vaccination program against covid-19.

    – It coincides just in time with the mass vaccination program in April, May last year, says Gunnar Andersson, professor of demography at Stockholm University, to Dagens Nyheter.

    Only 3,858 babies were born in Stockholm in the first quarter of this year. That’s 14 percent fewer than in the corresponding period last year.

    Since last autumn, the number of admissions to midwifery clinics has also fallen by around 11 percent.

    The City of Stockholm does not provide an explanation for the drastic drop in childbirth in its report.

    However, similar trends can be seen in the rest of the country, and SCB has been forced to downgrade its birth forecasts, writes DN.

    – We have never seen anything like this before, that the bottom goes out completely in just one quarter, says Professor Gunnar Andersson to DN.

    He notes the effect corresponds in time nine months back with when the mass vaccinations started.

    – Demographers in other parts of Europe see the same timing, says Andersson to DN.

  2. “President Joe Biden has once again tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated and double-boosted. ”

    Maybe that test result is a fake one. This might be a plot of the democrat insiders who want to get rid of Biden. Perhaps the plan is that Biden will resign soon due to health reasons ie. Covid.

  3. Might he succumb to the Chicom Croup or with it?

    Much less messy for the Dem’s than the 25th. A win win all around except for Joe. A cold theory to put forth but who can argue that their above it.

    I have no fear of “knee-pads” Kamala’s ascension, after all the same people will still be commanding the country.

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