Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/25/2022

A woman named Portia Odufuwa emerged from a restroom at Dallas Love Field airport in Texas and began firing off shots with a handgun. A police officer neutralized her by shooting her in the leg, and she is now in the hospital. No one else was wounded.

In other news, a man went on a shooting rampage overnight last night in Langley, British Columbia, killing two people and wounding several others. When he was tracked down by police he exchanged fire with officers, and was shot to death.

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Financial Crisis
» Energy Crisis: German Business Confidence Slumps
» White House Redefines ‘Recession’ to Downplay Economic Downturn
 
USA
» As Americans Flee Chicago and New York City, Florida is the Number One Destination for New Homeowners
» Biden Administration Officials Are Subpoenaed Over Big Tech Censorship Collusion
» Breaking: Woman Opens Fire at Dallas Airport Before Police Shoot, Detain Her
» Elon Musk Shoots Down Rumoured Affair With Google Co-Founder’s Wife
» FBI Cancels $100 Million Plans for CCP-Funded Garden in DC, Cites Huawei’s Potential to Disrupt Nuclear Arsenal
» Florida Congresswoman Pushes for Libs of TikTok to be Banned From Shopify
» Judge Disqualifies Fulton County DA From Investigating Alternate Trump Elector
» LA County Official Declares She Will Not Support New Mask Mandate
» LA Park Shooting Occurred at Softball Game Meant for Peace
» Neighborhoods Hire Off-Duty Officers Through ‘Crowdfunding’
» New Bill Aims to Make Digital ID Pervasive in the United States
» NYC Subway Riders Say Safety is Top Concern: Survey
» Rand Paul: “There’s Going to Come a Day of Reckoning”; People Will “Rise Up”
» Though Saying So Was Banned by Big Tech, Dr. Birx Says She “Knew” COVID Vaccines Wouldn’t Prevent Infection
» Uvalde Commissioners Launch Review of Police Procedure That Had No Active Shooter Policy
» Whistleblower: Seattle Fire Department Staffing Crisis So Dire ‘Someone is Going to Get Killed’
» Woman Starts Shooting Gun at Dallas Love Field Airport and is Shot by Officer, Police Say
 
Canada
» Breaking: Stephen Harper Endorses Pierre Poilievre for Prime Minister
» Breaking: Three Dead Including Gunman After Series of Shootings in Langley, BC
» Bunnings Defends Controversial Use of Facial Recognition Technology
» Canadian Was ‘Prolific Propagandist’ In ISIS, U.S. Prosecutors Say
» Canada’s Conservative Party Could Split if it Loses to Liberals Again
» Canadian Man Guilty of Possessing Child Porn Has Sex Offender Registry Order Terminated 10 Years Early
» Hundreds Take to Edmonton Legislature in Solidarity With Dutch Farmers
» ‘Leave Us Alone, Let Us Feed the World’: Convoy From Calgary Supports Dutch Farmers
» Live Updates: Tamara Lich Back in Court for Latest Bail Review Hearing Since June Arrest
» Man Arrested After Shooting With ‘Several Victims’ In Langley, B.C., That Prompted Emergency Alerts
» Ottawa Police Tow 12 Vehicles During Saturday ‘Protests and Convoys’
» Pope Francis: Pontiff Says He is ‘Deeply Sorry’ To Canadian Residential School Survivors
» Rallies Held Across Canada in Solidarity With Dutch Farmers
» Three Dead, Including Gunman, In Canada Shooting, Police Say
 
Europe and the EU
» EU Energy Solidarity Coming Apart at the Seams
» Gazprom: Nord Stream 1 Supply to EU to be Cut Further
» Germany: Number of Young People Falls to Record Low
» German Greens Want to Give Two-Year-Olds Voting Rights
» ‘Gun-Free’ UK: Two Young Men Shot Dead in 24 Hours in Khan’s London
» Portugal Stag Holiday Stabbing Victim in Induced Coma
» UK Agency Re-Working Law to Allow Insects as Human Food!
» UK Parents Lose Appeal to Keep Son on Life Support Despite Evidence He’s Breathing on His Own
» UK: Hereford: Extinction Rebellion Blocks Avara Foods Site
» UK: Soft Justice: Rape Gang Groomer Released After Serving Half His Sentence
 
Russia
» Ukraine War: Grain Exports Could Restart ‘Within Days’
» Video: Chess-Playing Robot Breaks 7-Year-Old’s Finger
 
South Asia
» Report: Indian Politician Hospitalized After Drinking River Water to Prove it Was Clean
 
Far East
» Confucius Institutes 2.0: Chinese Government Money Speaks Loudly
 
Australia — Pacific
» New Zealand: Social Media Companies Agree to Censor “Misinformation” And “Harmful” Content
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» ‘Unprecedented’: W.H.O. Chief Tedros Defied Experts to Declare Monkeypox Emergency, Falsely Claims 9-6 Vote a ‘Tie’
 
Immigration
» Biden Moves to Give Illegal Immigrants Federal ID, Government Benefits
» Italy: Shock Video: Brutal Fight Among African Vagrants in Central Milan
» Judge Thwarted Deportation of Refugee Charged in Recent Ottawa Shooting
» UK: Leftists Declare They Will Kill Rwanda Migrant Plan as Removals Delayed by Race for PM
» UK: Rishi Sunak’s Policy to House Channel Migrants in Cruise Ships ‘Was Laughed Off the Table by Cabinet Ministers’
 
Culture Wars
» Australian Rugby Players Protest New LGBTQIA+ Pride Uniform
» Breaking: Tim Pool Goes to War With Twitter Over ‘Groomer’ Controversy
» DeSantis Calls ‘Gender Affirming Care’ A Euphemism for Castration
» Former Olympian Swimmer Says Trans Hate Mob Has ‘Made My Life Hell’
» George Soros Executive Contracts Monkeypox and STD After Having Sex With Multiple Men
» Video: Ted Cruz Says His “Pronoun is Kiss My Ass”
» Women’s Rights Campaigner Says UK Police Visited Her for “Being Untoward About Pedophiles” In YouTube Video
 

Energy Crisis: German Business Confidence Slumps

BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence has fallen more than expected this month, hitting a two-year low amid worries about higher energy prices and the prospect of a possible natural gas shortage, a closely watched survey showed Monday.

The Ifo institute said its monthly confidence index, a leading indicator for Europe’s biggest economy, dropped to 88.6 points in July from 92.2 last month. It was the second consecutive fall and took the index to its lowest level since June 2020. Economists had predicted a drop to 90.1.

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

White House Redefines ‘Recession’ to Downplay Economic Downturn

The White House is attempting to redefine what a “recession” means following widespread concerns by economists that the United States’ economy could be headed into a recession due to two successive quarters of negative GDP growth.

Economists typically use two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth to identify an economic recession, and recessions have been called every single time the economy experienced negative growth for two quarters in history since the Second World War.

Seeking to downplay the bad news, the Biden administration is trying to redefine what a “recession” actually is, arguing in a blog post that even if GDP growth were to be in the negatives in its second successive quarter, it would be “unlikely” that it would indicate the economy is in dire straits.

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

As Americans Flee Chicago and New York City, Florida is the Number One Destination for New Homeowners

The majority of homeowners in the United States are leaving Chicago and New York City to greener pastures in Florida, real estate brokerage Redfin reported.

According to the real estate firm, Miami and Tampa, two of Florida’s most populous cities, saw the highest net inflow of homebuyers in the second quarter of 2022, followed by Phoenix, Arizona, Sacramento, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Other cities in the Sunshine State, including Cape Coral and North Port, are also seeing a massive influx of new homebuyers from across the country.

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

Biden Administration Officials Are Subpoenaed Over Big Tech Censorship Collusion

The suspected collusion between Big Tech and Big Government is nothing new, but now the issue is playing out in court: in May, a lawsuit filed at the US District Court for the Western District Court of Louisiana seeks to prove that such inappropriate ties in fact exist.

The plaintiffs are the states of Missouri and Louisiana while President Biden and senior figures from his White House — including Dr. Anthony Fauci — are named as defendants. The allegation is that the collusion to suppress speech happened specifically around topics like Covid and election security, and that this was done with the pretense of fighting “misinformation.”

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

Breaking: Woman Opens Fire at Dallas Airport Before Police Shoot, Detain Her

A 37-year old woman opened fire at the Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas on Monday at 10:59am and was immediately stopped by a police officer who returned fire and neutralized the female shooter.

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

Elon Musk Shoots Down Rumoured Affair With Google Co-Founder’s Wife

Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk has fired back at the Wall Street Journal, which reported over the weekend that Musk had a falling out with Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The journal, reporting on rumours, alleged that Musk had an affair with Brin’s wife, Nicole Shanahan.

Musk laughed off the rumour, calling it “total bs.”

Musk wrote, “Sergei and I are friends and were at a party together last night!” He added, “I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic.”

Brin filed for divorce from Shanahan in January citing “irreconcilable differences.” The couple separated last December, which is when the Wall Street Journal claims Musk had an affair with Brin’s wife.

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

FBI Cancels $100 Million Plans for CCP-Funded Garden in DC, Cites Huawei’s Potential to Disrupt Nuclear Arsenal

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is becoming weary of Chinese espionage in the United States and recently killed a $100 million project to build a National China Garden in Washington, DC.

The Daily Mail reports that the United States’ intelligence community is concerned that China is spying on the US through their vast increase in property investments.

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

Florida Congresswoman Pushes for Libs of TikTok to be Banned From Shopify

Florida House of Representatives member Anna Eskamani is ignoring the First Amendment and has ‘asked to see the manager,’ so to speak, over at Shopify in order to prevent the Libs of TikTok account from using the e-commerce platform.

The reason is that the account — whose goal is to highlight radical people by reposting what it sees as some of their more outrageous content — used the word “groomer” as a promo code offered to fans buying its merchandise.

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

Judge Disqualifies Fulton County DA From Investigating Alternate Trump Elector

A superior court judge on Monday barred Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from conducting a criminal investigation into Republican state Sen. Burt Jones, who was on a list of alternate Georgia electors supporting President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

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

LA County Official Declares She Will Not Support New Mask Mandate

Kathryn Barger, chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, has announced that she will oppose any mask mandates that LA’s Public Health Department plans to reinstate.

Fox New’s Bill Melugin posted an open letter Barger wrote to her constituents on Twitter that said, “I believe masking mandates are polarizing and are unenforceable” and “Imposing a one-size-fits-all masking mandate now for all is not something I can or will support.”

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

LA Park Shooting Occurred at Softball Game Meant for Peace

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A weekly softball game that for years has served to promote peace between Los Angeles-area gangs was marred by gunfire during the weekend that left two people dead and six wounded.

More than 500 people were in Peck Park in the city’s San Pedro neighborhood Sunday afternoon to watch the softball teams play, barbecue with family and friends, and to show off and check out low-rider vehicles.

Just before 4 p.m., a dispute between two people escalated into a gunfight that spilled over onto the softball diamond. A barrage of shots was fired as people scrambled for cover.

“All of a sudden we heard three shots — pow, pow, pow,” witness Dwayne Ellis told KABC. “Then we heard about 50 or 100 more — pow, pow, boom, boom. All kinds of shots. People were running.”

Two men who were shot died at a hospital, while four women and two other men were in stable condition. No names have been released and no arrests made.

A local nonprofit organized the softball league about five years ago to safely bring together members of different Crips sets, according to gang interventionist Skipp Townsend. Sunday’s game — just weeks after the death of the league’s founder in a car wreck — was between teams from Compton.

“It broke my heart,” Townsend, who often attends the games, told The Associated Press on Monday. “We have these type of events so we don’t have shootings.”…

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Neighborhoods Hire Off-Duty Officers Through ‘Crowdfunding’

(NewsNation) — Crime has become a major concern around the country, including in Minneapolis. Over the past year, the Minneapolis Police Department crime data report reflects that burglaries are up 6%, thefts are up 31% and carjacking are up 14%.

Some residents have decided to band together and take matters into their own hands to keep their neighborhoods safer. Residents are hiring police officers through the Minneapolis Safety Initiative, an initiative the city council passed in January.

It’s a controversial agreement between a nonprofit and the city to hire off-duty police officers to work extra hours and patrols. The initiative raises money for the services through crowdfunding, or the practice of raising money from a large number of people.

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

New Bill Aims to Make Digital ID Pervasive in the United States

Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) has reintroduced the “Improving Digital Identity Act,” a bipartisan bill that would increase the federal government’s involvement in the digital identity ecosystem. The bill is set to be approved by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

The bill seeks to require the federal government to use its authority to help citizens “prove who they are online” through the provision of optional ID validation services, which “augment private sector digital identity and authentication solutions.”

The bill would also require the creation of a task force on digital identity and a grant program at the DHS to support the development of interoperable identity verification systems at the local and state levels.

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

NYC Subway Riders Say Safety is Top Concern: Survey

New York City subway riders say that personal safety and security are their number one concern while riding the transit system, according to data from a recent MTA survey.

Following concerns about safety, subway riders ranked the primary issues affecting traveller satisfaction in order by: homeless people, people behaving erratically, wait times, and cleanliness, New York Post reports.

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

Rand Paul: “There’s Going to Come a Day of Reckoning”; People Will “Rise Up”

Senator Rand Paul vowed this past weekend that a “day of reckoning” is coming for Democrats because Americans are sick and tried of spiralling crime and violence dominating their cities.

Appearing on Hannity, Paul spoke of the Democrats’ double standards on political violence in the wake of an attack on GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin last week during a campaign speech.

“The left wing is egging this on,” Paul urged, adding “and if we want to end this we have to start locking people up.”

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

Though Saying So Was Banned by Big Tech, Dr. Birx Says She “Knew” COVID Vaccines Wouldn’t Prevent Infection

It used to be that “everybody knows somebody who has had Covid,” but now, with US President Biden coming down with the disease, literally everybody knows of somebody who has had a Covid shot, or four — and still got Covid.

Yet, not that long ago — suggesting that the Covid vaccines didn’t prevent infection was a bannable offense on the world’s largest social media networks.

And while “little people” continue to be banned by social media for questioning or even discussing the effectiveness of the vaccines, vaccination, complete with vaccine passports, is mandatory in many states — yet, people like former White House Covid response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx are free to offer their opinion.

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

Uvalde Commissioners Launch Review of Police Procedure That Had No Active Shooter Policy

Three Uvalde, Texas county commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to launch an independent after-action review of the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office because of their response to the massacre at Robb Elementary School on May 24.

Local news reports that the county will “enter into an agreement with an as-yet undetermined firm or individual” to review what operating procedures need to be implemented in the wake of the shooting.

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

Whistleblower: Seattle Fire Department Staffing Crisis So Dire ‘Someone is Going to Get Killed’

The staffing crisis at the Seattle Fire Department is so dire that one whistleblower said “someone is going to get killed,” and is worried the city will not take action to solve the problem, even if the victim is a Seattle firefighter.

According to internal documents obtained by The Post Millennial, as of July, there are “more than 110 vacant positions for uniformed SFD members” in the department, and the shortfall is expected to last “12-18 months” at minimum.

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

Woman Starts Shooting Gun at Dallas Love Field Airport and is Shot by Officer, Police Say

A woman opened fire Monday morning at Dallas Love Field airport in Texas before she was shot by an officer, police said. No one else was hurt in the incident, and the woman was being treated at a hospital, Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia told reporters during a press conference.

The woman arrived at the airport at around 10:59 a.m., Garcia said. After walking inside near the Southwest Airlines ticket counter, she went to the restroom, came out wearing different clothing, possibly a hoodie, and began to fire a handgun, Garcia said.

Police do not know where the woman was aiming, but Garcia said that shots were fired at the ceiling and police have recovered several rounds.

According to police, an officer immediately engaged the suspect, who was shot in the lower extremities and taken into custody. She was taken to Parkland Hospital. No officers or travelers were injured in the gunfire.

Police identified the suspect as 37-year-old Portia Odufuwa…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Stephen Harper Endorses Pierre Poilievre for Prime Minister

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper released a video on Monday where he endorsed Conservative Party leadership frontrunner Pierre Poilievre.

Poilievre was a cabinet minister under Harper from 2013 to 2015.

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

Breaking: Three Dead Including Gunman After Series of Shootings in Langley, BC

British Columbians woke up Monday morning to an emergency alert issued by the provincial RCMP warning them that a series of shootings had taken place in Langley.

It has since been revealed that three people, including the gunman, are now dead.

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

Bunnings Defends Controversial Use of Facial Recognition Technology

Bunnings has lashed out at claims its controversial facial recognition technology used in stores is invasive, claiming its use in stores is for staff safety reasons.

The tech used by the hardware giant and retailer Kmart has drawn criticism with customers and privacy groups concerns over the ‘creepy’ technology.

The news comes as Bunnings raised some eyebrows in its likely choice of contracting a security group for its Victorian stores that was previously investigated by The Fairwork Ombudsman for allegedly underpaying migrant workers who couldn’t speak English properly.

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

Canadian Was ‘Prolific Propagandist’ In ISIS, U.S. Prosecutors Say

U.S. prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a Canadian they call one of the “most prolific propagandists” in the so-called Islamic State.

In materials filed in court ahead of his sentencing hearing, prosecutors said Mohammed Khalifa was a “formidable figure within ISIS.”

Not only did he produce gory videos used by ISIS to incite attacks and recruit, but he also executed two Syrian soldiers, the U.S. Attorney’s Office wrote.

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

Canada’s Conservative Party Could Split if it Loses to Liberals Again

The Conservative Party could be in danger of splitting up if it fails to win its fourth election in a row. “I’m a member of the Conservative Party, a strong [member of] the Conservative Party, and I want the Conservative Party to win the next election,” said Rick Peterson, former 2017 party leadership election candidate, who’s now the co-founder of Centre Ice Conservatives.

“And I want it to win on the basis of appealing to mainstream Canadians. If we don’t win, that means we’re not appealing to mainstream Canadians. And if we can’t appeal to mainstream Canadians, why did we put this party together?” he told The Hill Times.

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

Canadian Man Guilty of Possessing Child Porn Has Sex Offender Registry Order Terminated 10 Years Early

In 2012, a man from Regina, Saskatchewan pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and was sentenced to one year in jail, three years probation, a DNA production order, and a 20-year inclusion on the sex offender registry.

The latter portion of the man’s sentence was recently reduced by half after a judge ruled that being on the list had had a”disproportionate impact” on his life.

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

Hundreds Take to Edmonton Legislature in Solidarity With Dutch Farmers

Trucks, cars, big rigs, RVs and farm equipment rolled into the capital city from the south and the west as part of international demonstrations to show support for Dutch farmers resisting crushing nitrogen targets.

The targets, announced by Dutch PM Mark Rutte and pushed by the government since 2019, recently reignited large-scale protests across the Netherlands. Farmers say the climate change-motivated nitrogen targets could force farmers off their land, limit fertilizer use causing reduced yields and may even see farmers forced to cull 30-40% of their livestock. Consumers fear empty shelves and sky-high prices.

Recently, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, unphased by the Dutch farmers’ protests and riots over crop failures due to government-imposed fertilizer restrictions in Sri Lanka, announced a similar plan for nitrogen reduction in the Canadian agriculture sector already hammered by carbon taxes and supply chain issues.

Rebel News reporters Selene Galas and Mocha Bezirgan followed the convoy up from Calgary to Edmonton.

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

‘Leave Us Alone, Let Us Feed the World’: Convoy From Calgary Supports Dutch Farmers

Our journey to the Alberta Legislature Building in Edmonton started with a slow roll that began in Calgary ahead of a small pitstop in the town of Olds. There, a small group supporting the farmers protesting against radical climate policies in the Netherlands was waiting to join the rest of the convoy.

Next up, Gasoline Alley in Red Deer. It was at this point that we realized the convoy’s initial numbers had more than tripled in size since we last estimated numbers. Our Rebel News team did our best to get in front of the convoy so that we could capture its arrival in Edmonton.

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

Live Updates: Tamara Lich Back in Court for Latest Bail Review Hearing Since June Arrest

Tamara Lich, one of the organizers behind February’s Freedom Convoy, is back in court for her second bail review hearing since her most recent arrest in June. Officers picked up Lich on a Canada-wide warrant following allegations that she had breached the conditions of her bail after she was first arrested in February on mischief-related charges for her role in the convoy protest.

The allegation of a bail breach stems from a picture taken with another convoy organizer, Tom Marazzo, at an event hosted by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, a civil liberties group that is also representing Lich during her ongoing legal battles.

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

Man Arrested After Shooting With ‘Several Victims’ In Langley, B.C., That Prompted Emergency Alerts

A suspect has been arrested after multiple people were shot in several locations throughout Langley, B.C. Monday morning, Mounties say.

The incident prompted two emergency alerts early Monday.

The first alert was sent at about 6:20 a.m., saying the incident happened in the downtown core of the city of Langley and in Langley Township. It said the incident involved “transient victims” and that police “had interaction with one suspect.”

Then, in a second alert sent about an hour later, an update said the “suspect police interacted with is no longer a threat.”

Police said the alerts were issued while investigators confirmed the suspect was acting alone.

Police confirmed one man was arrested and said it’s believed he’s responsible for the shootings…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Ottawa Police Tow 12 Vehicles During Saturday ‘Protests and Convoys’

Police in Ottawa handed out 103 tickets and towed 12 vehicles during a day of “protests and convoys” on Saturday.

Ottawa police said they worked to minimize disruption, including the temporary closure of Highway 417 off-ramps to deter vehicle protests in the city’s downtown.

Police also implemented “rolling road closures” to manage a demonstration in the downtown core.

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

Pope Francis: Pontiff Says He is ‘Deeply Sorry’ To Canadian Residential School Survivors

In his first public remarks in Canada, Pope Francis has asked indigenous residential school survivors for forgiveness.

“I am deeply sorry,” the Pope said on the grounds of a former residential school in Maskwacis, near Edmonton.

He said his apology is a first step, and that a “serious investigation” into abuses must occur to foster healing.

The pontiff is in Canada to apologise for the Church’s role in schools meant to assimilate indigenous children.

The government-funded schools were part of a policy meant to destroy indigenous cultures and languages.

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

Rallies Held Across Canada in Solidarity With Dutch Farmers

Canadians across the country held rallies on Saturday to show solidarity with Dutch farmers.

Farmers in the Netherlands have been protesting Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s controversial emissions reduction plans, which will require farmers to drastically reduce their nitrogen emissions in order for the country to meet its 2030 climate goals.

Farmers say the plan will decimate their industry.

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

Three Dead, Including Gunman, In Canada Shooting, Police Say

LANGLEY, British Columbia, July 25 (Reuters) — Three people including the suspected gunman were killed in a series of shootings early on Monday in the Canadian province of British Columbia, police said.

Police said shooting in the city of Langley, a suburb of Vancouver, started around midnight and that four people were shot by what was believed to be a lone male gunman. Two men were found dead and another man and a woman were injured. The woman is in critical condition in hospital.

Police said the shooter was wounded when they located him and he was shot dead at the scene by officers.

“We’re still investigating to determine if the gunman had acted alone. While the investigation is ongoing, all indications are that there was nobody else involved and there is no further ongoing threat to public safety,” Chief Superintendent Ghalib Bhayani of the regional Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) force said at a news conference.

Shooting occurred at at least five different locations throughout the City of Langley and the Township of Langley. Police had asked the public to remain out of several areas, including the parking lot of a casino and a bus stop.

Authorities had issued an emergency alert for multiple shootings involving “transient victims”, which led to suggestions the victims were homeless.

But Sergeant David Lee from the RCMP’s homicide investigation team said he could not confirm the victims were homeless and officers were still trying to determine if they had any relationship to the gunman…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

EU Energy Solidarity Coming Apart at the Seams

The much-vaunted energy solidarity among EU members is not holding together well. Several EU countries have been blocking Brussels’ austerity plans — there is massive resistance from four EU countries.

According to a proposal by the EU Commission, gas savings should start immediately because the gas that is not being used now would then be available in winter. In the event that Russia were to completely stop its gas deliveries to the EU, the proposal from Brussels also provides for a compulsory energy regulation.

The Portuguese environment and energy ministry said the EU Commission’s proposal was unsustainable and disproportionate.

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

Gazprom: Nord Stream 1 Supply to EU to be Cut Further

Russian energy giant Gazprom says it will once again drastically cut gas supplies to the EU through its main pipeline due to maintenance work.

Gazprom said stopping another turbine at the Nord Stream 1 pipeline would cut daily gas production to 20%, halving the current level of supply.

The German government said there was no technical reason to limit gas supply.

It is likely to make it more difficult for EU countries to replenish their stores of gas before winter.

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

Germany: Number of Young People Falls to Record Low

The percentage of the German population aged 15 to 24 has reached its lowest point since the beginning of current records in 1950, according to data published by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, Destatis, on Monday.

Although the German population as a whole has grown, surpassing 83.2 million for the first time at the end of 2021, only 10% of those were in the key age group of 15— to 24-year-olds.

The number and share of young people in Germany has been falling since 2005, with the exception of the year 2015, reaching its new low point in 2021, based on Destatis data.

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

German Greens Want to Give Two-Year-Olds Voting Rights

The youngest member of the German Bundestag, Emilia Fester, has called for voting rights for everyone, including small children.

In a conversation organized by German weekly Focus with the oldest member of parliament, Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU), the 24-year-old said when asked at what age one should be able to vote: “For me personally: everyone who wants to.”

The former President of the Bundestag brought his four grandchildren into play and named their ages — two, four, fifteen and seventeen. The 79-year-old wanted to know: “In your opinion, who of you should be allowed to vote?” After Fester’s answer, the CDU politician followed up with: “So my two-year-old too?”

Fester was adamant: “From my point of view, yes. As a representative of my group, I would say: 15 and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote.”

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

‘Gun-Free’ UK: Two Young Men Shot Dead in 24 Hours in Khan’s London

Two men have been shot dead in a period of just 24 hours in London in separate incidents.

The first victim, named as Sam Brown, was shot at Cheney Row Park in the London Borough of Waltham Fores, in the north-east of the British capital, shortly after midnight, according to The Telegraph.

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

Portugal Stag Holiday Stabbing Victim in Induced Coma

A man who was stabbed while on a stag trip with friends in Portugal is having his sixth operation later on Monday.

Father of four Joel Collins, 35, from Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, was on holiday in Albufeira with friends when he was stabbed four times on 4 July as he walked back to his hotel.

He remains in an induced coma in intensive care.

Mr Collins’s mum Sue Bridges said: “My boy is my world and I have been by his side every day for three weeks.”

She added: “I am not going anywhere until he comes home with me.”

[…]

She said the British Embassy told her the criminal investigation into her son’s attack was underway but the police had no CCTV footage of the attack.

“They only took his phone and some cash,” added Sue. “He didn’t have much on him — about 100 Euro.”

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UK Agency Re-Working Law to Allow Insects as Human Food!

The United Kingdom “Food Standards Agency” has announced plans to review using INSECTS in — and as — human food.

Earlier this month, the Food Standards Agency put out this public notice:

“Today we have launched a consultation on plans to bring clarity to the law on selling insects for human consumption.

We would like to hear from anyone with an interest in edible insects, particularly trade organisations and food businesses.”

The fact that any government, anywhere, is even THINKING of this, is astonishingly bad.

In 81% of the “edible insects” studies have found parasites of which at least 30% are known to be potentially harmful to humans.

Not only that, but these insect parasites literally mess-up your gut bacteria, also known as your microbiome. You can read that lengthy (and highly technical/boring) study HERE

There are also stories claiming that earth’s TOPSOIL is fading fast, and “will be gone in 60 years” thereby necessitating that humans develop new food supplies You can read that story HERE.

There are also alerts coming out now that levels of Plankton in the Atlantic Ocean have fallen so dramatically, that the Atlantic Ocean is all but “dead” from a Plankton food perspective, and that without Plankton, the supply of fish will quickly dwindle to zero, because Plankton are the base of the entire sea food chain.

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UK Parents Lose Appeal to Keep Son on Life Support Despite Evidence He’s Breathing on His Own

The parents of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee, who suffered a catastrophic brain injury earlier this year, have lost an appeal to keep their son on life support.

According to the BBC, UK appeal judges Sir Andrew McFarlane, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Peter Jackson upheld a High Court ruling on Monday that stated terminating Archie’s life was lawful and in his best interests. Archie’s parents do have 48 hours to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.

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UK: Hereford: Extinction Rebellion Blocks Avara Foods Site

Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked the entrance to a poultry firm in Hereford.

The environmental group gathered with banners from about 06:00 BST in front of an Avara Foods site in Allensmore where chickens are reared.

Avara Foods supplies poultry to UK supermarkets and restaurants.

Extinction Rebellion claims that by buying soya to create feed, the company contributes to “environmental disasters” at home and abroad.

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UK: Soft Justice: Rape Gang Groomer Released After Serving Half His Sentence

Grooming gang member Qurban Ali has become the latest predator to be released back onto the streets after serving only a small portion of his prison sentence.

The 59-year-old, convicted of conspiracy to rape in 2016 and imprisoned at the same time as three nephews, has been pictured walking the streets in traditional cultural dress a mere five miles from the scene of his crimes in Rotherham by the Daily Mail, having served only five years of a ten-year sentence.

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Ukraine War: Grain Exports Could Restart ‘Within Days’

Ukraine has said the first vessels with grain could leave its Black Sea ports “within days” under a landmark UN-brokered deal signed on Friday.

“If the sides guarantee security, the agreement will work. If they do not, it will not work,” Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said.

Russia fired missiles on Ukraine’s main port of Odesa on Saturday, raising fears that the deal could be derailed.

Moscow’s invasion in February has all but ended Ukraine’s grain exports.

As many as 20 million tonnes of grain are trapped in ports, unable to leave because of Russian naval forces controlling most of the Black Sea.

Heavy fighting has also damaged harvests and left ports blocked and mined.

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Video: Chess-Playing Robot Breaks 7-Year-Old’s Finger

A chess-playing robot broke the finger of its seven-year-old opponent during a recent tournament in Russia.

The incident occurred at the Moscow Open on Thursday. The robot, an AI-powered piece of machinery, reportedly grasped the child’s finger after he attempted to make a move while the robot was still calculating its next move. According to President of the Moscow Chess Federation Sergey Lazarev, the robot apparently mistook the child’s finger for a chess piece and grabbed him.

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Report: Indian Politician Hospitalized After Drinking River Water to Prove it Was Clean

Authorities in Punjab, India, airlifted a top local politician to the hospital this week after he reportedly became sick from drinking river water that he had consumed in an attempt to convince constituents the water was clean.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann visited the Kali Bein river in Sultanpur Lodhi on Sunday, marking 22 years since the cleaning of the river, the Indian Express reported.

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Confucius Institutes 2.0: Chinese Government Money Speaks Loudly

In the book Red Handed, we meet a remarkable young man named Nathan Law, the Chinese-born, Hong Kong-raised leader of a pro-democracy effort called the “Umbrella Movement,” which protested Beijing’s crackdowns on freedom in Hong Kong. His efforts were brutally crushed by the Chinese government and Nathan Law went to prison for eight months. TIME Magazine named him one of “the 100 Most Influential People of 2020.”

Once freed from Chinese prison, he decided to attend graduate school at Yale University, an institution whose history of educating Chinese students goes back to 1850, when the first Chinese student to graduate from an American university took his degree from there.

Times are different now. Nathan Law’s welcome at Yale was anything but warm. Most Chinese students there today owe their education to the Beijing regime, but when Nathan Law tried to speak out on campus, they subjected him to sustained harassment based on his firsthand experience against China’s repression of democracy and freedom in Hong Kong. Even Yale’s administration remained deaf to the harassment he endured. Why? Because Chinese government money spoke too loudly.

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New Zealand: Social Media Companies Agree to Censor “Misinformation” And “Harmful” Content

Giant social networks operating in New Zealand will from now on “voluntarily” self-regulate to further suppress content considered misinformation and hate speech.

Those signing up to what’s known as Aotearoa (New Zealand) Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms include Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Amazon’s Twitch, Twitter, and TikTok.

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‘Unprecedented’: W.H.O. Chief Tedros Defied Experts to Declare Monkeypox Emergency, Falsely Claims 9-6 Vote a ‘Tie’

World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus took the “unprecedented” measure this weekend of ignoring the agency’s special advisory committee to declare the spread of monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern” — despite his lack of medical background and his own admission that the risk of it spreading was “moderate” at worst.

Tedros is the first W.H.O. director-general who is not a medical doctor and rose to the position after being accused of helping cover up multiple outbreaks of cholera in his native Ethiopia, where he served as foreign affairs minister and health minister under the now-outlawed Marxist party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)…

Reuters bizarrely described Tedros overriding the panel to declare a global emergency a “tie-breaker,” despite nine versus six not being a tie. Tedros himself described the situation as such, claiming he “had to act as a tie-breaker” on Saturday — revealing the news wire as a mere stenographer to his spin.

Science magazine observed, citing health experts, that Tedros’ declaration was the first of its kind in the history of the World Health Organization, a United Nations agency.

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Biden Moves to Give Illegal Immigrants Federal ID, Government Benefits

The Biden administration is currently weighing plans to provide temporary identification cards to undocumented migrants who are illegally residing in the US so they can access government benefits while awaiting decisions regarding their immigration statuses.

Federal officials are considering a pilot program to give illegal migrants easier access to help with things like healthcare, housing, and transportation while incentivizing communication with law enforcement through immigration court proceedings, according to government sources who spoke to Axios. Currently, illegal immigrants going through court proceedings need to physically check in with law enforcement at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office.

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Italy: Shock Video: Brutal Fight Among African Vagrants in Central Milan

A teenage migrant from Africa was savagely attacked by other vagrants during a dispute caught on camera in Italy last week, according to reports.

The disturbing incident unfolded at around 8 p.m. on Friday near Milan Central Station, one of the busiest in Europe.

Footage shows a shirtless young male walking through Piazza Duca d’Aosta in front of the station as blood appears to pour from his neck and face area.

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Judge Thwarted Deportation of Refugee Charged in Recent Ottawa Shooting

It was recently revealed that in 2021, a judge thwarted the deportation of a South Sudanese man who is now charged with a weekend Ottawa second-degree.

According to the Ottawa Citizen, Yohanna David Chol was charged in relation to the shooting of 36-year-old old Vuyo Kashe last week and he held prior convictions which led to him being found a present danger to the public by authorities.

Chol, who is not a Canadian citizen, is a refugee who first arrived in Canada in 2003. Since then Chol has accrued a list of criminal offences leading to the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration to strip him of his permanent resident status.

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UK: Leftists Declare They Will Kill Rwanda Migrant Plan as Removals Delayed by Race for PM

As the Conservative Party delays their own plan to send illegal migrants to Rwanda over the ongoing race for PM, Labour has declared that they will see the scheme into the ground once they gain power.

No illegal migrants are to be sent to Rwanda under a leftist Labour government, a senior member of the party has declared, saying that a government under the party’s control would see the removal scheme killed off.

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UK: Rishi Sunak’s Policy to House Channel Migrants in Cruise Ships ‘Was Laughed Off the Table by Cabinet Ministers’

Rishi Sunak’s plan to detain Channel migrants on cruise ships was branded ‘hare-brained’ as Whitehall officials, including at the Treasury, roundly mocked the idea, reports say.

The ex-Chancellor and candidate for No 10 announced the hardline proposal in the Sunday Telegraph as a possible alternative to the £5million spent on hotels daily.

Mr Sunak said the Government could solve the ‘hotel farce’ with ‘existing and novel solutions, including the use of cruise ships’.

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Australian Rugby Players Protest New LGBTQIA+ Pride Uniform

Management of the Australian Manly Warringah Sea Eagles rugby team announced on Sunday that the players are to wear an LGBTQIA+ pride jersey for their upcoming match on Thursday, with rainbow stripes replacing the uniform’s traditional white detail.

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Breaking: Tim Pool Goes to War With Twitter Over ‘Groomer’ Controversy

Journalist Tim Pool went to war with Twitter on Monday after the social media platform locked him out of his account for criticizing “groomers.”

“Twitter just locked me out of my account lol. I don’t care enough about twitter for the tweet to stay up so whatever. F*ck you twitter,” Pool tweeted on Monday.

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DeSantis Calls ‘Gender Affirming Care’ A Euphemism for Castration

Speaking to Laura Ingraham on Fox News, DeSantis stated that there is no scientific or medical evidence to suggest that castration and mastectomies are effective medical care.

Asked by Ingraham if Floridians support “gender affirming care,” DeSantis described the term as a euphemism.

“They will actually take a young boy and castrate the boy. They will take a young girl and do a mastectomy, or they will sterilize her because of the gender dysphoria. There is no evidence that this is something that’s effective medical care,” said DeSantis.

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Former Olympian Swimmer Says Trans Hate Mob Has ‘Made My Life Hell’

Former Olympian swimmer Sharon Davies has revealed that she is struggling to keep her career as a pundit and a sports ambassador going because she has been relentlessly attacked by trans ‘activists’ for speaking up for women’s rights in sports.

Davies has long been outspoken in her opposition to biological men competing against women in swimming and other sports.

In 2016 she and 60 other influential figures in sports lobbied the International Olympic Committee (IOC), asking the body to reevaluate the rules for allowing biological males to compete against women.

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George Soros Executive Contracts Monkeypox and STD After Having Sex With Multiple Men

On July 23, a detailed account of a monkeypox patient was published by The Guardian, who happened to be Division Director at George Soros headed Open Society Foundation. In the report by The Guardian, Sebastian Kohn revealed he not only contracted monkeypox but also Gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), after having sex with multiple men during pride weekend.

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Video: Ted Cruz Says His “Pronoun is Kiss My Ass”

Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced that his pronoun is “kiss my ass” during an appearance at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit this past weekend.

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Women’s Rights Campaigner Says UK Police Visited Her for “Being Untoward About Pedophiles” In YouTube Video

Kellie-Jay Keen, a women’s rights campaigner who often posts YouTube videos about child safeguarding and not wanting men to use women’s spaces, said she was visited by two Wiltshire Police officers after someone complained that one of her videos was being “being untoward about pedophiles.”

Keen said that when she questioned whether it’s a crime to be untoward about pedophiles, the police officers told her that it’s not a crime but “the person was offended” and the incident has been recorded as a “hate crime.”

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/25/2022

  1. How many of Telford’s diversity enrichers are not paedophile gang-rapists?

    http://www.snouts-in-the-trough.com/archives/32367

    Next we need to see how many ‘Asian’ men of raping age there are in Telford. The ethnic breakdown of Telford according to the most recent government census is as follows:

    White – 131,143: Asian – 6,647: Black – 1,717: Arab – 78: Mixed – 2,778: Other – 360

    Now let’s take the 6,647 Asians. Around half will be female, so that leaves 3,232 men. Of these men around 55% will be in the age range of 18 to 64 years old – the age range most likely to be involved in raping and brutalising underage, white, working-class girls. That gives us 1,828 ‘Asian’ men of raping age.

    Conclusion 2: If there are 1,670 ‘Asian men raping underage white working-class girls each year and there are 1,828 ‘Asian’ men in the age when one might be an active paedophile rapist, this would suggest that possibly up to 90% of Telford’s ‘Asian’ men were involved in raping underage, working-class, white girls.

    Another way of looking at the issue would be to see how many of Telford’s population come from our favourite and most enlightened religion. The figure is 2,944. Again applying some simple arithmetic, we know that of these 2,944 around half – 1,472 – will be male. And of these 1,472 males, around 55% – 810 men – will be of raping age.

    Of course, you can play around with the numbers any way you want and come come to any conclusion you want. But there’s something called “the inertia of large numbers”. Whatever assumptions you make and however you run the numbers, you’ll still end up with the conclusion that a large percentage of Telford’s diversity enrichers were likely to have been involved in the gang-rape of underage white girls over a period of at least 30 years.

    • He’ll be lucky if the CIA doesn’t assassinate him. The Russians certainly don’t want him dead or they would have already killed him. As a circus clown making abominable battlefield decisions he is very useful to the Russians and his survival gives legitimacy to whatever terms he would be forced to agree to in order to end the war, but these same qualities mean that he’s a liability for his handlers and an obstacle to cleanly extricating themselves from the debacle the Ukraine war is rapidly becoming.

      • What a strange coincidence that Z’sky’s Russian disinformation Blacklist just happens to align perfectly with a list of the most vocal critics of the Deep State forever wars.

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