Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/4/2022

During an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois, a young man fired his rifle into the crowd from a rooftop, killing six people and wounding dozens more. The suspect, a 22-year-old named Robert E. Crimo III, fled the scene but was later apprehended by police. He had a substantial presence on social media, but no definitive evidence of his motivation has yet emerged.

In other news, Danish police have ruled out terrorism as a factor in yesterday’s deadly shooting at a Copenhagen mall, and have remanded the suspected shooter to psychiatric facility.

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Financial Crisis
» World Economic Forum Plans to Freeze Bank Accounts of ‘Polluters’
 
USA
» 100-Year-Old Veteran Laments “This is Not the Country We Fought for”
» 80-Year-Old Woman Stabbed Multiple Times in South Jersey Grocery Store Parking Lot
» After SCOTUS Win on EPA Case, Patrick Morrisey Takes Aim at SEC
» After 30+ Years, NPR Cancels Declaration of Independence Reading
» Alec Baldwin Threatens Twitter User: ‘I’ll Find You’
» All-Time Low 38% of Adults ‘Extremely Proud’ To be American: Gallup
» Arrest Made in Shooting That Killed 6, Injured 30 at Chicago-Area Fourth of July Parade
» At Least 6 Dead, 24 Injured After Shooting at Highland Park, Illinois, July Fourth Parade
» Cassidy Hutchinson Referred to Jan. 6 Committee ‘Bulls***’ in Text Messages
» Crosby, Stills & Nash Back on Spotify After Failed Joe Rogan Boycott
» Disney Could Lose the Exclusive Rights to Mickey Mouse Within Two Years: The Iconic Character’s 95-Year Copyright Expires in 2024
» Gavin Newsom Runs Ads in Florida Trying to Get Folks to Move to California for More Freedom
» Gun Owners Sue D.C. to be Able to Carry Concealed Firearms on Metro
» Horror on the Fourth: Suspect in Custody After 6 Killed, Dozens Wounded at Highland Park Fourth of July Parade
» Joey Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Eating Contest After Putting Eco Protester in Chokehold Mid-Bite
» LA City Council Votes to Ban Homeless Encampments Near Schools
» LA Cop Beaten to Death by Fellow Cops During Exercise on How to Respond to Civilian Unrest
» New York City Principal Under Investigation After Allegedly Firing Teachers for Being White
» NYU Stern Psychology Group Calls for “Federal Action” to Limit YouTube Content
» Ohio City Declares State of Emergency After Riots Over Police-Involved Shooting of Black Male
» Police Identify Robert E. Crimo III as an Armed and Dangerous ‘Person of Interest’ in Parade Shooting That Killed 6 in Chicago Suburb
» Representative Decries the FBI for Acting Like the Gestapo
» Revealed: Car Driven by Jayland Walker Allegedly Involved in ‘Felony Fleeing Police Chase’ Day Before
» Several NYC Election Sites Had ‘No Republican Ballots’ During Last Week’s Primary
» The Two Gravest Threats to Our Liberties
» Twitter ‘Silenced’ Physicians Who Posted Truthful Information About COVID, Lawsuit Alleges
» Women’s March Promotes ‘F*** the Fourth’ Message on Independence Day
» YouTube Censors Supporter of California’s Medical Censorship Bill
 
Canada
» 100 Sikh Security Guards Fired for Not Adhering to Toronto’s Mask Mandate
» Canadian Airlines and Airports Among Most Delayed in the World Over Long Weekend
» City of Markham Banner Cites “Intersectionality” And Other Woke Concepts
» Health Minister Suggests Canadians Will Need to Get Vaccinated Every Nine Months
» Is the Great Reset Really a Conspiracy Theory? Look at These Briefing Notes Written for Trudeau
» Majority of Conservative MPs Endorse Pierre Poilievre
» RCMP Commissioner Scolded by Second Nova Scotia Mountie Concerned With Political Interference
» ‘Ridiculous’: Poilievre, Sikh Activist Group Slam Toronto Over Mask Mandate for Security Guards
 
Europe and the EU
» Beef Off the Menu at British Schools as Prices Soar Beyond Affordability
» Biden to Set Up Permanent Army Headquarters in Poland
» British Army Apologizes After Its Social Media Was Hacked and Used to Promote Cryptocurrencies and NFTS
» Czech EU Presidency Will be Defined by ‘Crisis,’ Warns European Press Outlets
» Czech Fighter Jets Will Soon Defend Slovak Airspace
» Denmark: Police Rule Out ‘Act of Terror’ in Copenhagen Shooting, Send Suspect to 24 Days in Mental Facility
» Dutch Protesters Pour Manure on Government Offices Over Industry-Killing Regulations
» From This Week, All New Vehicles in the EU With Have to Have a Surveillance-Based Speed Limiter
» German Government Charges Journalist for Interviewing Ukrainians in Donetsk
» Hungarian MEP Slams European Commission for Constant Attacks on National Conservative Governments
» Hungary: PM Orban Pledges Further Support for Law Enforcement as He Welcomes New Police Graduates
» Netherlands: Polish National Suspect Arrested Over Slaying of Veteran Crime Journalist
» No More Room for Farmers With ‘WEF Food Hubs’
» Poles Still Revere John Paul II But Have Doubts About Today’s Church
» Twitter Censors Story of British Mother Who Died After Reaction to COVID Vaccine
 
Russia
» People Are Losing Interest in ‘The Current Thing’
» Ukraine War: Putin Presses on After Lysychansk Capture
 
Far East
» Japan Court Ruling Could Force Big Tech to Reveal Their Algorithms
» TikTok Confirms Some Employees in China Can Access US Citizens’ User Data
 
Australia — Pacific
» Shocking Crash on Melbourne’s Most Iconic Bridge Leaves Victims Sprawled on the Road — as Witnesses Say a Silver Ford Was Speeding ‘Like a Bullet’ Before Smash: ‘Driving Like a Madman’
 
Immigration
» Even Amid Ongoing Energy Crisis, German Government Demands More Migrants ‘Immediately’
» More Than 100 Migrants Cross English Channel After French Navy Pick Up One Man Trying to Make the Journey in a Kayak as it Emerges Traffickers Won’t Get Life Sentences
» Polish Labor Market Absorbs Ukrainian Arrivals
» So Many Muslims Are Crossing the Border a Shelter for Muslim Migrants Has Opened in Tijuana
» Three Texas Counties Declare Border Emergency to Deal With Migrant Crisis
» Trudeau Government to Ship Roxham Road Illegal Border Crossers to Ontario
 
Culture Wars
» 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Forced to Travel for Abortion Care Underscores Extreme Post-Roe Restrictions
» Former Trump Aide Sues Va. School District for ‘Psychologically Abusing, Sexually Exploiting’ Kids
» Gender Ideology Worms Its Way Into Czech Science
» Lefty Reporter Scolded After Claiming Anyone Who Questions Trans Ideology is a Fascist
» ‘Maverick’ Soars, ‘Lightyear’ Limps, As Summer Movie Box Office Reflects Culture Wars
» Proposed South Carolina Bill Would Criminalize Websites That Provide Information About Out-of-State Abortions
» Reuters, Google’s Jigsaw, And Twitter Team Up on Tool to Limit “Harassment” Towards Journalists
» Same-Sex Couples Can Now Get Married in Switzerland
» Trans Twitter User Who Threatened to Pipe Bomb JK Rowling Revealed to be Irish Anti-Racism Activist
» Video: Kamala Harris Compares Roe Overturn to Slavery
» Watch: Drag Queens for Coke — Woke Corporations Show Off LGBT Credentials at Pride Parade
» Woke Employee Fired After Refusing to Work While ‘Mourning’ Roe V. Wade
 

World Economic Forum Plans to Freeze Bank Accounts of ‘Polluters’

Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum is pushing a credit card that will track your carbon usage and cut you off when you’ve “used up all your carbon credits”.

Doconomy is a credit card backed by the World Economic Forum’s leftist authoritarians that tracks the “environmental impact” of everything you buy (including food) and refuses to let you buy items when you’re deemed to be a net polluter.

It doesn’t matter if you have a family at home and you need to put food on the table. The World Economic Forum will track you down and take away your hard-earned money if you’ve been a “bad person” and used too many carbon credits this week.

That’s right, it’s the first credit card in history that prevents you from overspending based on the level of CO2 emissions generated by your consumption. It is presented as an “educational effort”, according to one of its founders.

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

100-Year-Old Veteran Laments “This is Not the Country We Fought for”

Presented with little comment, aside from to suggest that we take a few brief minutes to stop and listen to what World War II veteran Carl Dekel has has to say on his 100th brithday:

“Nowadays… People don’t realize what they have, the things we fought for, and the boys that died for it — It’s all gone down the drain.”

“Our country’s gone to hell in a handbasket. We haven’t got the country we had when I was raised. Not at all.”

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

80-Year-Old Woman Stabbed Multiple Times in South Jersey Grocery Store Parking Lot

Altirik Higgins, 40, of Philadelphia, was arrested on Sunday afternoon and charged with attempted murder on Monday

An elderly woman was repeatedly stabbed in a grocery store parking lot in Audubon after she finished her shopping on Sunday afternoon.

The 80-year-old was attacked while loading her groceries into her car in front of the Acme at 608 Nicholson Rd., the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office reports.

Bystanders cared for the woman until she was transported to Cooper University Hospital, NJ Pen reports. She was still recovering there on Monday, authorities say.

Altirik Higgins, 40, of Philadelphia, was taken into custody in connection with the stabbing on Sunday afternoon.

He was charged with attempted murder and related weapons offenses on Monday and is currently incarcerated at the Camden County Correctional Facility.

The stabbing shocked residents of the usually quiet suburban town.

“This shopping area takes a lot of heat, but other than the random panhandler, maybe a shoplifter, that’s really all I’ve ever seen happen,” said Amy Paratore, a resident of nearby Audubon Park, told NJ Pen. “We live in a safe area; that’s what got me more than anything.”…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

After SCOTUS Win on EPA Case, Patrick Morrisey Takes Aim at SEC

After the Supreme Court handed him a win on Thursday limiting the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency, West Virginia Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey next takes aim at the Biden administration’s effort to use its powers to regulate capital markets through the Securities and Exchange Commission to push its environmental agenda.

The Supreme Court on Thursday curtailed the EPA’s ability to restrict power plant emissions under the Clean Air Act. Morrisey, who brought the suit on behalf of his coal-dependent state, celebrated the ruling on the John Solomon Reports podcast.

The legal implications of the decision far transcend environmental policy alone, according to the attorney general. “We wanted to say this is really about maintaining the separation of powers, not climate change, because it was about who gets to make the major decisions of the day, not necessarily what those decisions are, but who gets to make it,” said Morrisey.

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

After 30+ Years, NPR Cancels Declaration of Independence Reading

The woke taxpayer-funded social justice warriors at National Public Radio ended a tradition started in 1988 on Monday, canceling the annual July Fourth reading of the Declaration of Independence and instead hosting more liberal thinkers in its broadcast echo chamber for a conversation on “equality.”

“This July 4th we break with tradition,” tweeted Morning Edition host Leila Fadel. Instead of reading the Declaration of Independence — as National Public Radio has done every Fourth of July for more than three decades — the broadcaster put on an America-bashing feature asking “on this July 4th, what does equality mean?”

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

Alec Baldwin Threatens Twitter User: ‘I’ll Find You’

A Twitter user found himself in an argument with Alec Baldwin over a comment.

The tweets have since been deleted, but Mike Williams preserved the exchange with a screenshot.

Leftist Alec Baldwin made a political comment on Twitter about Donald Trump, “Trump tried to choke a Secret Service agent. I mean… what more do you need?”

Williams then replied, “Better than shooting you[r] cinematographer.”

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

All-Time Low 38% of Adults ‘Extremely Proud’ To be American: Gallup

Only 38% of U.S. adults say they’re “extremely proud” to be American, according to a recent Gallup poll.

The figure is the lowest since Gallup began tracking data on national pride in 2001.

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

Arrest Made in Shooting That Killed 6, Injured 30 at Chicago-Area Fourth of July Parade

A person of interest has been arrested in connection to a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago-area suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday that killed six people and wounded at least 30 others.

Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen said officers spotted 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III less than an hour after he was named a person of interest. A brief police chase occurred before Crimo was finally stopped and arrested without incident.

Officials still need to interview Crimo before they can name him as a suspect in the shooting and pursue charges against him, officials said.

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

At Least 6 Dead, 24 Injured After Shooting at Highland Park, Illinois, July Fourth Parade

Officials in the affluent Chicago suburb confirmed that there’s “an active shooter incident” and said all “individuals are advised to shelter in place.”

Police launched a massive manhunt Monday for a rooftop shooter after at least six people were killed and 24 more were injured at a July Fourth parade in an affluent Chicago suburb, authorities said.

A high-powered rifle has been found and police are searching for a gunman, described as a white man between the ages of 18 and 20 with long black hair, who opened fire at about 10:14 a.m. CDT, Highland Park police Commander Chris O’Neill told reporters.

Police do not believe the shooter is holed up nearby and should be considered armed and dangerous, officials said.

The city of Highland Park confirmed that there’s “an active shooter incident” and urged all “individuals are advised to shelter in place.”

Police were spotted scouring rooftops around Central Avenue near Green Bay Road and Second Street in the aftermath of gunfire.

“It does appear that he was shooting from a roof,” Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli told reporters…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Cassidy Hutchinson Referred to Jan. 6 Committee ‘Bulls***’ in Text Messages

The January 6 committee’s star witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, who testified against former President Donald Trump last week, called the committee “bs” earlier this year, according to texts obtained by Daily Caller.

The outlet reports that on Feb. 1, Hutchinson sent a series of text messages to a conservative activist connected to the First Amendment Fund, which is a group that helps cover costs for Jan. 6 lawyers.

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

Crosby, Stills & Nash Back on Spotify After Failed Joe Rogan Boycott

Crosby, Stills and Nash have decided to return to Spotify, following their boycott of the streamer that began in February to protest podcaster Joe Rogan’s content. That boycott failed to oust Rogan from the streaming platform.

According to Billboard, the group’s music returned as of Saturday. CSN will reportedly donate proceeds from streams to Covid-19 charities for at least one month.

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

Disney Could Lose the Exclusive Rights to Mickey Mouse Within Two Years: The Iconic Character’s 95-Year Copyright Expires in 2024

Disney could soon lose exclusive rights to its most iconic cartoon character as Mickey Mouse’s 95-year copyright is set to expire in two years.

Mickey will become available for the public domain in 2024 under U.S. copyright law that states intellectual property on artistic work expires 95 years after first publication.

Mickey Mouse first appeared in the 1920s and has become both the symbol for media conglomerate Disney and one of the most recognizable animated characters.

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

Gavin Newsom Runs Ads in Florida Trying to Get Folks to Move to California for More Freedom

You gotta hand it to Gavin Newsom. He’s quite sure of himself, and the righteousness of his cause.

The Democratic governor of California has made a growing number of appeals to conservatives lately, along the lines of, “Hey, if you REALLY like freedom, you’d LOVE what we’ve done in The Golden State!”

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

Gun Owners Sue D.C. to be Able to Carry Concealed Firearms on Metro

Residents of Virginia and Washington, D.C., are suing the nation’s capital to try to lift its ban on carrying concealed handguns on Metrorail and Metro buses within city limits.

The four plaintiffs argue in the lawsuit that many of D.C.’s current restrictions on where individuals can carry a concealed handgun — including schools, restaurants and government buildings — indeed have merit, but a ban on carrying while on public transportation is unjustified, the DCist reports.

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

Horror on the Fourth: Suspect in Custody After 6 Killed, Dozens Wounded at Highland Park Fourth of July Parade

Robert E. “Bobby” Crimo III, 22, was “taken into custody without incident” on U.S. 41 at Westleigh Road in Lake Forest after being spotted by North Chicago police.

More than eight hours after a man opened fire with a “high-powered rifle” on people attending Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade, killing six people and wounding dozens, the suspected gunman was pulled over peacefully on U.S. 41 in Lake Forest.

At 6:45 p.m. Monday, the Highland Park police said a “person of interest” identified “through investigative leads” as Robert E. “Bobby” Crimo III, 22, had been “taken into custody without incident” on U.S. 41 at Westleigh Road in Lake Forest. That came after he was spotted by a North Chicago police officer and followed a short chase.

Crimo was being taken to the Highland Park police department, police Chief Lou Jogmen said.

Christopher Covelli of the Lake County sheriff’s office and the Lake County major crimes task force said authorities were using the terms “suspect” and “person of interest” interchangeably.

As of 7 p.m., no charges had been filed, and the police gave no indication of what the motive for the shootings might have been.

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The gunman used “a high-powered rifle” that’s been recovered, said Covelli, who said the gunman fired from a rooftop. “He was very discreet and very difficult to see.”

He called the crime “very random, very intentional.”

It appeared that the gunman had used an “unsecured” ladder to climb to the rooftop, Covelli said…

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Joey Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Eating Contest After Putting Eco Protester in Chokehold Mid-Bite

Legendary competitive eater Joey Chestnut was victorious on Monday after demolishing the competition at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest for a record-setting fifteenth time, despite having to put an animal rights protester in a chokehold mid-bite.

Joey Chestnut, 37, scarfed down 63 hotdogs in 10 minutes, a number that eviscerated the second runner up, Geoffrey Esper, by 20 hot dogs, according to New York Post.

Chestnut’s record-setting win came despite the number-one-ranked competitive eater in the world having to put a disruptive animal rights protester in a chokehold during the competition.

The video has since gone viral across social media and has already garnered over 4 million views.

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

LA City Council Votes to Ban Homeless Encampments Near Schools

Via The Epoch Times

A hearing to reconsider an ordinance banning homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers is set for July 27 after the Los Angeles City Council failed to give the proposal its unanimous approval.

The council voted 10-1 in favor of the ordinance, with Councilman Mike Bonin dissenting. Since the vote was not unanimous, the matter will return to the council for a second vote following the summer recess.

The vote on June 1 came during a sometimes-raucous meeting that was repeatedly interrupted by shouting from the audience.

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

LA Cop Beaten to Death by Fellow Cops During Exercise on How to Respond to Civilian Unrest

Los Angeles, CA — The mother of a Los Angeles police officer is coming forward this week alleging that her son 32-year-old officer Houston Tipping, was beaten to death by fellow cops during department training last month. Tipping was playing the role of a civilian and was beaten by fellow officers and suffered fatal head and neck injuries.

Shirley Huffman, Tipping’s mother filed a notice of claim against the city this month as part of a wrongful death lawsuit. Her son suffered a massive spinal cord injury during the event on May 26 and died three days later. He was buried last week…

Police in Los Angeles are notoriously corrupt and while this case may be unrelated, rogue cops in precinct gangs have doled out violent punishments like this one before. As TFTP reported, many whistleblowers have come forward with allegations that gang members — who are also cops — control different precincts in the county.

In July of 2019, the FBI was investigating the East LA branch of the LA County Sheriff’s Department whereby Bandito gang members had full control of “station operations”… The culmination of scandals resulted with several deputies claiming they were beaten, choked and nearly killed by fellow officers who were also tattoo wearing members of the Bandito gang.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

New York City Principal Under Investigation After Allegedly Firing Teachers for Being White

New York City principal who fired four white staffers allegedly without cause and who divided her school by race is up for review with New York State’s Division of Labor.

According to the New York Post Paula Lev is the principal of the High School for Law and Public Service and promised to “get rid of all these white teachers that aren’t doing anything for the kids of our community.”

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

NYU Stern Psychology Group Calls for “Federal Action” to Limit YouTube Content

Although Big Tech has been falling over backwards these last years to censor a huge amount of content and users, often indiscriminately and illogically, there are those who are urging more pressure to be piled on the platforms by the government.

New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business (NYU Stern)-based behavioral psychology collaboration called “Ethical Solutions” is shockingly singling out YouTube as displaying “inadequate attention” to censoring content that is considered as harmful, going as far as to describe the platform known for mass censorship as being “a serious threat to democratic discourse” — because it isn’t censoring even more.

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

Ohio City Declares State of Emergency After Riots Over Police-Involved Shooting of Black Male

The mayor of Akron, Ohio, has declared a state of emergency in response to protests that turned violent after police released videos showing the death of Jayland Walker, a black male fatally shot by police officers following a car chase.

The city had already canceled its Fourth of July celebration but still planned to put on a fireworks display until the state of emergency was issued.

“Early yesterday, we had several peaceful protests,” Democrat Mayor Dan Horrigan said. “However, as night fell and others began to join, the protests became no longer peaceful. There was significant property damage done to downtown Akron. Small businesses up and down Main St. have had their windows broken. We cannot and will not tolerate violence or the destruction of property.”

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

Police Identify Robert E. Crimo III as an Armed and Dangerous ‘Person of Interest’ in Parade Shooting That Killed 6 in Chicago Suburb

At least six people were killed and dozens were wounded when a gunman opened fire from a rooftop on a Fourth of July parade in the upscale Chicago suburb of Highland Park Monday morning, police said. The gunfire sent hundreds of people scrambling for cover.

Police named Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, 22 years old, as a person of interest, just before 6 p.m. ET Monday. Crimo remains at large and is believed to be driving a 2010 silver Honda Fit with the Illinois license plate DM80653, said Lou Jogmen, chief of the Highland Park Police Department, at a press conference.

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

Representative Decries the FBI for Acting Like the Gestapo

This is one of those topics that we cover quite a bit at The Sons of Liberty Media and that is the parallel to what is happening in America today and the Germans under Adolph Hitler in the 1930s, and here we go again (Hosea 4:6).

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) ripped the Department of Justice and the FBI for lacking moral clarity, likening some law enforcement actions to “Gestapo tactics.”

“They think it’s OK to lie, especially if you’re going after Republicans,” he said Thursday at a conservative conference. “Is it reasonable or even moral for the FBI to bust down doors in the middle of the night of people that have never done anything violent, never done anything threatening?”

He added, “These are Gestapo tactics that have been incorporated in our own country, and it’s got to stop.”

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Revealed: Car Driven by Jayland Walker Allegedly Involved in ‘Felony Fleeing Police Chase’ Day Before

The Akron Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 released a statement on Sunday following the fatal altercation between officers and 25-year-old Jayland Walker earlier this week.

They revealed that the car Walker had used to avoid police on Monday morning had also been involved in a “felony fleeing police chase” the previous morning.

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

Several NYC Election Sites Had ‘No Republican Ballots’ During Last Week’s Primary

Last week’s primary voting in New York City was a complete debacle — as the city’s Board of Elections botched everything from polling locations opening late because of ‘lost keys,’ to missing equipment, to unannounced relocations of voting sites, to a lack of Republican ballots across at least three Big Apple election sites.

“We showed up to the poll site in Brooklyn, we showed up at 5 a.m. … and there was no key,” Spencer Mestel, a freelance writer, told the New York Post on Tuesday afternoon, adding that he saw poll workers turn away an elderly woman with a walker because they couldn’t get in.

“The police officer on site didn’t have a key, the Board of Elections didn’t give [the site coordinator] a key, I watched her call the Board of Election multiple times … [but] no one helped us,” added the journalist who has served as a NYC election worker for the past decade.

The building was eventually unlocked at 7:30 a.m. by the building’s superintendent — more than 90 minutes after voters should have been able to start casting ballots.

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

The Two Gravest Threats to Our Liberties

No! Russia is not one of the two gravest threats to our liberties. In fact, a Russian threat is not even in the top ten—or twenty. If anything, the way the War Party in Washington, D.C., and other Western capitals are exacerbating and extending the conflict in Ukraine, we can thank them for the risk of global conflict.

The two gravest threats to our liberties today are 1) The Covid tyranny, and 2) Red Flag gun confiscation laws.

The most serious attacks against our liberties ALWAYS come from within our own government.

I’ve spoken and written copiously regarding the Covid tyranny. Today I’m focused on the burgeoning Red Flag gun confiscation laws.

While the U.S. Supreme Court last week handed down two laudable—and constitutionally powerful—rulings, overturning Roe v Wade and affirming the absolute right of the people to keep and bear arms by overturning New York State’s tyrannical gun control law forbidding New Yorkers from bearing arms, the U.S. Senate, with the assistance of 15 neocon Republicans, passed the most draconian gun control bill in decades: a bill that in effect creates a national Red Flag gun confiscation law.

Not only does the bill infringe upon the freedom of 18 — 20-year-olds to purchase and own a firearm without excessive government restriction, it provides millions of taxpayer dollars to BRIBE states to enact Red Flag laws.

Make no mistake about it: This is backdoor gun control of the most nefarious kind.

This law allows police personnel to raid your house and seize your firearms without you being accused of a crime, without you threatening to commit a crime, without you committing a crime, without an investigation as to why your firearms are being seized, without legal representation and without due process.

All that is needed to precipitate the confiscation of one’s firearms is an ACCUSATION. An unverified, unproven, unconfirmed ACCUSATION by almost anyone.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter ‘Silenced’ Physicians Who Posted Truthful Information About COVID, Lawsuit Alleges

Authored by Megan Redshaw via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Three physicians are suing Twitter, alleging the company violated its own terms of service and community standards when it suspended their accounts for posting “truthful statements regarding COVID-19 policy, diagnosis and/or treatment.”

Drs. Robert Malone, Peter McCullough and Bryan Tyson on Monday filed the lawsuit in Superior Court in California, San Francisco County.

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

Women’s March Promotes ‘F*** the Fourth’ Message on Independence Day

On July 4, the Women’s March organization sent out an email on America’s Independence Day with the subject “F*** the Fourth.”

The email read, “This year, you won’t see us wearing red, white, and blue. We’re wearing green and asking people to show up at their local courthouses to protest the decimation of our rights.”

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

YouTube Censors Supporter of California’s Medical Censorship Bill

Californians for Good Governance, a nonpartisan group that says it’s dedicated to civil liberties, constitutional separation of powers and strengthening of democratic norms, has had one of its videos showing footage from a Senate committee hearing removed by YouTube.

The video contained testimony of a witness speaking in support of California’s AB 2098, otherwise known as “the medical censorship bill.” The bill takes aim at doctors who are seen as contradicting the state narrative on medical topics and seeks to strip them of their license in case they are found “guilty.”

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

100 Sikh Security Guards Fired for Not Adhering to Toronto’s Mask Mandate

Roughly 100 Sikh security guards were let go due to the City of Toronto’s mask mandate, which requires them to be clean-shaven. The World Sikh Organization (WSO) is now demanding the city change what it calls a “discriminatory” rule.

According to CBC News, the city has been mandating that security guards wear N95 masks while on the job at settings such as homeless shelters since January. The city confirmed that employees working within the Shelter, Support, and Housing Administration (SSHA) department must wear N95 masks at all times and be clean-shaven so that the masks provide effective protection against Covid-19.

For devout Sikhs, leaving their hair uncut is an important part of their faith. In a practice called Kesh, Sikhs allow one’s hair to grow out naturally out of respect for the perfection of God’s creation.

[Comment: I believe that if this happened to Sikhs in the US, the Sikhs would have a good legal case that the anti-discrimination laws were violated, and, if this happened on government property, their free exercise of religion was violated.]

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

Canadian Airlines and Airports Among Most Delayed in the World Over Long Weekend

Despite the Trudeau government’s task force to solve the chaos at Canada’s airports, Canadian travellers experienced some of the worst delays over the long weekend in the world, according to the aviation tracking service FlightAware.

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

City of Markham Banner Cites “Intersectionality” And Other Woke Concepts

A Markham, Ontario banner cited “intersectionality” and other far-left woke terminology during the city’s official Canada Day celebrations.

A photo of the banner was shared on social media by Quilette editor and commentator Jonathan Kay, asking users to give their opinion about the messaging.

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Health Minister Suggests Canadians Will Need to Get Vaccinated Every Nine Months

Canadians should prepare to get a Covid shot every nine months in order to be considered “up to date” on their vaccinations by the government, according to health minister Jean-Yves Duclos.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, Duclos told reporters on Thursday that the previous definition of “fully vaccinated” is no longer effective in protecting Canadians against Covid-19 and that Canadians will “never be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.”

Because of the evolving nature of the virus, the minister believes Canadians should get a Covid shot every nine months to ensure their vaccinations are “up to date.”

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Is the Great Reset Really a Conspiracy Theory? Look at These Briefing Notes Written for Trudeau

It’s not really a conspiracy theory when they publish it on their website.

The WEF is the organization. The Great Reset is their plan.

They have a whole section about it on their website.

Let me read some:

The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world” — Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.

Follow insights on how we can recover from COVID-19 to build a healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous future.

So there it is. The Great Reset. Using COVID as the excuse to rebuild the world. When they say healthier, they mean vaccine mandates. When they say more equitable, that means socialism — but a weird kind of socialism, crony capitalism, really, with their oligarchs like Bill Gates, another WEF tycoon.

But I’d like to show you something interesting — and I’ll post a copy of the document on the website under this video.

It’s an access to information document, 34 pages long, of briefing notes prepared for Trudeau — all about the WEF and the Great Reset.

Let me say that again: these are internal Canadian government documents, prepared by the Canadian civil service, for Trudeau and his staff, telling them about the WEF’s Great Reset, outlining Canada’s role in it, and facilitating that — making that happen.

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Majority of Conservative MPs Endorse Pierre Poilievre

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

Frontrunner Pierre Poilievre has received endorsements from sixty Conservative MPs, a majority of the party.

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RCMP Commissioner Scolded by Second Nova Scotia Mountie Concerned With Political Interference

Well it happened. As explained in my last report on the Mass Casualty Commission’s (MCC) proceedings into Canada’s deadliest mass shooting, more damning information regarding the Trudeau RCMP political interference scandal has come to light.

Towards the end of last Tuesday’s MCC proceedings, an attorney named Jamie Van Wort took to the podium to request that the Commission make public six documents related to allegations of political interference in the Nova Scotia RCMP’s investigation of Canada’s 2020 mass shooting.

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‘Ridiculous’: Poilievre, Sikh Activist Group Slam Toronto Over Mask Mandate for Security Guards

The City of Toronto is coming under fire from politicians and religious rights organizations after deciding that nearly 100 Sikhs could not do their jobs due to their beards.

According to the city, facial hair may reduce the effectiveness of N95 masks, which are required to be worn on the job for the likes of GardaWorld, ASP, and Star World security, all of which are contracted by Toronto.

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Beef Off the Menu at British Schools as Prices Soar Beyond Affordability

Schools and hotels in Britain and Ireland are reportedly now struggling to keep some beef dishes on the menu due to ever-inflating prices.

The surging price of meat has left schools and hotels in Britain and Ireland in the lurch, with many institutions now reportedly struggling to keep various beef dishes on the menu due to their rising costs.

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Biden to Set Up Permanent Army Headquarters in Poland

The United States government is continuing to provoke a war with Russia. The Biden administration has now decided to set up a permanent Army headquarters in Poland, which Russia won’t see as anything other than a blatant war provocation.

The U.S. ruling class will significantly increase its military presence in Europe to “defend every inch of allied territory,” President Joe Biden said on Wednesday after arriving in Madrid, Spain for the annual NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit. The US 5th Army Corps will set up a permanent headquarters in Poland, while 5,000 additional troops will be deployed to Romania, according to a report by RT.

There are already around 100,000 US troops stationed in Europe. “We’re stepping up, proving that NATO is more needed now than it ever has been and it’s as important as it ever has been,” Biden said.

The Pentagon will also boost rotational deployments in the Baltic states, dispatch two additional squadrons of F-35 fighter planes to Britain, and station additional air defenses in Germany and Italy. The US Navy will increase the number of destroyers stationed in Spain from four to six.

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British Army Apologizes After Its Social Media Was Hacked and Used to Promote Cryptocurrencies and NFTS

The Army’s YouTube account was renamed Ark Invest, and multiple videos of Tesla CEO Elon Musk were uploaded discussing the prospects of the Bitcoin and Ethereum cryptocurrencies.

An Army spokesperson said they were aware “of a breach of the Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts” and confirmed that “an investigation is under way.”

The British Army Twitter account appeared to have been secured late on Sunday, tweeting shortly after 9 p.m., “Apologies for the temporary interruption to our feed. We will conduct a full investigation and learn from this incident. Thanks for following us and normal service will now resume.”

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Czech EU Presidency Will be Defined by ‘Crisis,’ Warns European Press Outlets

Czechia took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union on Friday, and the European press is already warning of a dire situation ahead. They argue that the country will have to maintain the unity of the EU despite the impending crisis regarding the supply of energy raw materials, high inflation, and the growing dissatisfaction of the continent’s population.

“It will be a presidency in crisis mode,” wrote the Austrian newspaper Der Standard, adding that the Czech government had to react flexibly to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and set its priorities according to the new situation.

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Czech Fighter Jets Will Soon Defend Slovak Airspace

Czech fighters will temporarily protect Slovakian airspace from Sep. 1, Prime Minister Petr Fiala and his Slovak counterpart, Eduard Heger, announced on public broadcaster Czech Television on Sunday.

The assistance will last until Slovakia receives its order of American F-16 fighter jets, the delivery of which has been delayed.

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Denmark: Police Rule Out ‘Act of Terror’ in Copenhagen Shooting, Send Suspect to 24 Days in Mental Facility

The suspect in the Copenhagen mall shooting in which three people were killed and several others injured has been sent to a psychiatric ward for 24 days, Danish officials said Monday.

Ten people were shot and 20 people were injured in the chaotic evacuation from the mall on Sunday in Denmark’s capital, police said.

The suspect has been identified as a 22-year-old Danish man, who is in police custody.

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Dutch Protesters Pour Manure on Government Offices Over Industry-Killing Regulations

Dutch farmers who have been protesting for weeks over the government’s radical plan to cut nitrogen emissions by 50%-95% by 2030 have taken things to the next level — pouring manure on government offices in response to the plan which would cause widespread chaos — including the death of 1/3 of Dutch farms.

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From This Week, All New Vehicles in the EU With Have to Have a Surveillance-Based Speed Limiter

Tracking and surveillance tech is finding its use in yet another segment of public life in the West — road traffic.

Starting in 2022, cars in the UK will be fitted with speed limiters as a mandatory measure, and the most commonly used variety is the Intelligent Speed Assistant (ISA).

ISA works using GPS data alone, cameras for traffic sign recognition fitted to the front of the car, or a combination of the two. A speed limiter affects the engine power and in that way decreases speed.

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German Government Charges Journalist for Interviewing Ukrainians in Donetsk

Independent reporter Alina Lipp, a German-Russian journalist who is living in the Donbas region of Ukraine, is facing three years in prison from the German government for interviewing Ukrainian citizens and reporting on what she’s seen and heard.

On top of the charges from German authorities, Lipp’s PayPal and YouTube accounts have also been shut down.

A video published on March 9, 2022 on the video platform Rumble titled “Journalist Inside Eastern Ukraine: People Here Are Extremely Grateful Russia Finally Did Something“ which showed Lipp in Ukraine reporting on how the citizens who lived in the contested Donbas region of eastern Ukraine were “extremely grateful that Russia had done something.”

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Hungarian MEP Slams European Commission for Constant Attacks on National Conservative Governments

he European Union is disproportionately critical of member states run by conservative governments, said Balazs Hidvéghi, who serves as a member of the European Parliament for Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party.

In a television interview with France 24, the Hungarian MEP launched a staunch defense of Hungarian democracy and rule of law within the country. He suggested the EU executive was all too eager to condemn actions taken by more conservative governments across Europe while favoring the progressive, liberal administrations it considers to be more aligned with the bloc’s values.

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Hungary: PM Orban Pledges Further Support for Law Enforcement as He Welcomes New Police Graduates

The most important task of the state is to protect the citizens it serves, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday as he welcomed the latest cohort of graduate officers at the National University of Public Service in Budapest’s Kapistan Square.

Addressing the graduates, Hungary’s head of government warned that at a time of “many dangers,” including the continuous migrant crisis on the country’s border, the frequent terror attacks rocking Western Europe, the global pandemic, and now the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, it was more important than ever for nations to remain “strong, prepared, and united, because this is the only way we will be able to avert the dangers lurking in our community, and this is the only way we will be able to protect the peace and security of the Hungarian people.”

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Netherlands: Polish National Suspect Arrested Over Slaying of Veteran Crime Journalist

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors on Monday arrested a 27-year-old Polish man suspected of organizing the killing of well-known crime reporter Peter R. de Vries [pictured above], almost exactly a year after he was gunned down in an Amsterdam street in an attack that shocked the Netherlands.

The man, whose identity was not released, is suspected of “directing those who carried out the murder of De Vries,” prosecutors said in a statement. They released no further details. However, they said that their investigation into who ordered the hit and why continues.

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No More Room for Farmers With ‘WEF Food Hubs’

Food Innovation Hubs (FUBs) are being set up all over the world for the “transformation of food systems”. In November 2020, the World Economic Forum announced that the European Food Innovation Hub will be located in Wageningen, in the Netherlands.

Prime Minister Rutte announced last year that his country would invest in the Global Coordinating Secretariat of the Food Innovation Hubs. This secretariat will also operate from Wageningen.

“Fishermen gone, farmers gone, the next planned ‘crisis’ will be famine. Fortunately, there is The Solution: the WEF ‘food hubs’! stated FVD leader Thierry Baudet.

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Poles Still Revere John Paul II But Have Doubts About Today’s Church

Saint John Paul II is still by far and away the most respected Church figure in Poland, according to an survey conducted by the CBOS research center on the Catholic Church. However, the number of Poles who revere him has fallen from 92 percent in 2009 to 81 percent today.

Neither of the popes who followed John Paul II, Benedict XVI nor Francis, come close to his ratings. Pope Francis’s ratings are now 57 percent, down from 83 percent recorded in 2014. The pollster noted there is little doubt that the current pope’s ambiguous statements about the war in Ukraine have affected his standing in Poland.

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Twitter Censors Story of British Mother Who Died After Reaction to COVID Vaccine

Three children in the UK were left without a mother after she died from a massive stroke determined to be caused by blood clots that formed after she received the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, but Twitter is labeling conversations about this information taking place on the platform as “misinformation.”

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People Are Losing Interest in ‘The Current Thing’

People appear to be losing interest in ‘the current thing’ as Russia gains more territory in Ukraine.

Even some of the flags are being taken down!

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Ukraine War: Putin Presses on After Lysychansk Capture

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his defence minister to continue the offensive in Ukraine after Russia captured the city of Lysychansk.

Mr Putin was shown on Russian TV calling on forces on other fronts to pursue their aims according to “previously approved plans”.

The capture means that all of Luhansk region is now in Russian hands.

Earlier the region’s Ukrainian governor said the city was abandoned so Russians would not destroy it from a distance.

Soldiers have now moved to new fortified positions, Serhiy Haidai told the BBC.

Losing the city and ceding control of Luhansk to Russia was painful, he said, but added: “This is just one battle we have lost, but not the war.”

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Japan Court Ruling Could Force Big Tech to Reveal Their Algorithms

Japanese legal experts say a recent court ruling involving a restaurant chain and reviews platform could set a precedent to force Big Tech platforms to disclose how their algorithms work.

Last month, a court in Tokyo ruled in favor of Korean-style BBQ restaurant chain Hanryumura in an antitrust case against Kakaku.com, owner of Japan’s largest restaurant review platform Tabelog.

Hanryumura successfully argued that a change in how user reviews are calculated in Tabelog harmed the scores of its outlets. Kakaku.com was forced to pay the chain restaurant ¥38.4mn ($284,000) in “abuse of superior bargaining position” damages.

During the proceedings, the court ordered Kakaku.com to reveal part of its algorithms. Legal experts in Japan argue the outcome might be used in other cases to force Big Tech platforms to reveal their algorithms.

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TikTok Confirms Some Employees in China Can Access US Citizens’ User Data

A few weeks ago, BuzzFeed News published an article revealing that TikTok’s China-based employees have access to US user data. A group of Republican senators sent a letter to the company citing the BuzzFeed News report demanding answers.

In the letter, the Senators wanted to know: “Do China-based employees have access to US users’ data? What role do those employees play in shaping TikTok’s algorithm? Is any of that information shared with the Chinese government?”

In response to the letter, TikTok confirmed that indeed some China-based employees have access to the user data of Americans. Employees based in China with specific internal security clearances can access certain information on American users including videos and comments, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew wrote in the letter, obtained by Bloomberg News.

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Shocking Crash on Melbourne’s Most Iconic Bridge Leaves Victims Sprawled on the Road — as Witnesses Say a Silver Ford Was Speeding ‘Like a Bullet’ Before Smash: ‘Driving Like a Madman’

A major Melbourne highway is at a standstill after a horror crash left drivers lying on the road in need of medical attention.

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Even Amid Ongoing Energy Crisis, German Government Demands More Migrants ‘Immediately’

A globalist, pro-business party in Germany’s ruling colaition has demanded the nation “immediately” take in even more migrants despite the country apparently struggling with the idea of keeping the people who live there already warm this coming winter.

Germany’s ruling Freie Demokratische Partei, or Free Democratic Party (FDP) has demanded that even more migrants be let into the country “immediately” to, they say, fight against labour market shortages.

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More Than 100 Migrants Cross English Channel After French Navy Pick Up One Man Trying to Make the Journey in a Kayak as it Emerges Traffickers Won’t Get Life Sentences

More than 100 migrants crossed the English Channel by small boat today after a man was rescued by the French Navy in a kayak trying to make the 21-mile journey.

The first group of between 30 and 40 people was brought into Dover, Kent on board Border Force vessel Ranger shortly before 11am.

UK officials could be seen waiting at the harbour to escort an older woman off the boat before helping her into a wheelchair.

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Polish Labor Market Absorbs Ukrainian Arrivals

More than 270,000 Ukrainians have already taken up paid employment in Poland, including 200,000 women, according to data produced by the Polish Labor Ministry.

Labor Minister Marlena Malag noted that the uptake of jobs took place shortly after the government simplified procedures for the employment of foreign nationals. “The situation on the labor market remains stable and unemployment is falling,” she said.

According to the minister, the data shows how buoyant the labor market is in Poland and how important a role is played by people from abroad who are filling the gaps in many sectors.

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So Many Muslims Are Crossing the Border a Shelter for Muslim Migrants Has Opened in Tijuana

What could possibly go wrong? Border Report notes that “a shelter for Muslim migrants opened over the weekend in Tijuana, the first of its kind in all of Mexico.” This is no small-time effort: “The Latino Muslim Foundation, based in San Diego and Tijuana, raised half a million dollars to make the facility a reality.” Meanwhile, fifty people on the terror watch list have been apprehended at the Southern border so far this year, and there is no telling how many got across without being caught. Welcome to Old Joe Biden’s America…

As if that weren’t enough, Iran International English reported late Friday that “the Biden admin has decided to lift a controversial ban on the entry into US of Iranian men who’d been conscripted into IRGC, a Foreign Terrorist Organization, as part of their compulsory military service, as they don’t ‘pose a national security or public safety risk.’“ The IRGC is Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which the Trump administration designated a terrorist organization in 2019. Here again, what could possibly go wrong? …

Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) asserted in March 2021 that “individuals that they have on the watchlist for terrorism are now starting to exploit the southern border. We need to wake up.” Then in August 2021, former Border Patrol chief Rodney Scott warned that the Southern border was “a national security crisis” …

Former CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan said Monday that border agents are “demoralized” with the border “wide open.” He added that “every aspect of our public health, safety, national security is being jeopardized.” Over 7,000 migrants cross the border every day as it is, and once Title 42, a Trump administration attempt to control the wave of migrants, is ended as Biden’s handlers plan to do next month, that number is expected to jump to 18,000 per day…

And it has all been done on purpose. The Biden administration, Morgan added, “opened our borders and intentionally created and facilitated a catastrophic crisis on the southwest border that we’ve never seen in our lifetime.” Why would they do such a thing? You know the answer.

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Three Texas Counties Declare Border Emergency to Deal With Migrant Crisis

Three Texas counties are expected to declare a border emergency on Tuesday as they deal with the “unprecedented” migrant crisis at the US-Mexico border.

According to the New York Post, county leaders in Kinney County, Goliad County, and Uvalde County will make an “important announcement about forthcoming emergency declarations” on July 5 in the city of Brackettville which is about 30 miles north of the southern border.

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Trudeau Government to Ship Roxham Road Illegal Border Crossers to Ontario

The Trudeau government has approved a plan requested by Quebec to ship asylum claimants who illegally cross into Canada via Roxham Road into Ontario cities such as Niagara Falls and Ottawa.

Quebec authorities have pleaded with Ottawa in recent months to alleviate the stress the influx of migrants has caused for the province.

The controversial illegal crossing point is an unauthorized entry point into the province from the United States. Tens of thousands of migrants have crossed into Canada illegally at the location since the Canada-US border was reopened in November.

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10-Year-Old Rape Victim Forced to Travel for Abortion Care Underscores Extreme Post-Roe Restrictions

The case of a 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio, where abortions after six weeks of pregnancy are outlawed, who was forced to travel for care in Indiana has underscored the dramatic, far-reaching consequences of the end of constitutional protections for abortion care in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision to strike down Roe v Wade.

Ohio is among 10 states — including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas — that do not provide any exceptions for abortions from pregnancies resulting from rape or incest under their state laws governing abortion care.

Following the US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization on 24 June, state-level restrictions and “trigger” laws that previously were considered unconstitutional under the half-century-old Roe ruling were enacted across the US…

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Former Trump Aide Sues Va. School District for ‘Psychologically Abusing, Sexually Exploiting’ Kids

A Virginia school district is forcing parents to give up a guaranteed public education if they object to officials “psychologically abusing and sexually exploiting the children entrusted to their care,” according to a former Trump administration official.

Stephen Miller’s America First Legal, whose board includes former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, filed a state lawsuit against Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), board members, Superintendent Scott Ziegler and several officials on behalf of a dozen parents with children in the district.

The complaint seeks at least $1.5 million in damages for a cornucopia of culture-war grievances: secretly facilitating “gender transitions,” requiring children to share bathrooms and locker rooms “with the opposite sex against their will,” providing “sexually explicit and pornographic materials” and practicing “overt racial discrimination,” Miller tweeted Wednesday.

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Gender Ideology Worms Its Way Into Czech Science

Western woke trends have arrived in Czechia’s scientific institutions. Now, for those applying for grants from or undergoing internal evaluations at the Academy of Sciences institutes, they are faced with questions about the gender composition of teams, the number of women in leadership positions, and methods for ensuring appropriate language. According to the supporters of such measures, it is about improving the working environment and scientific results, but according to some scientists, it is an ideologically driven policy that often illogically interferes with their work. Now, concerned scientists are beginning to sharply criticize the new measures.

One of the most contentious areas is the issue of grants, which are a vital matter for scientific research. New requirements have begun to be added to applications by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, the institution that distributes money to scientific projects.

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Lefty Reporter Scolded After Claiming Anyone Who Questions Trans Ideology is a Fascist

A reporter for the Guardian was scolded by Twitter users after declaring that anyone who has any questions regarding transgender ideology is a fascist.

Julia Carrie Wong, a U.S. based reporter for the left leaning outlet, declared that anyone expressing dissent from ‘the message’ is a bigot, claiming that “transphobia is one of the most potent entry points to fascism.”

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‘Maverick’ Soars, ‘Lightyear’ Limps, As Summer Movie Box Office Reflects Culture Wars

The folks who parrot the “Get woke, go broke” line have a point this summer.

The box office results for two of the year’s most anticipated films took dramatically different directions thanks, in part, to the culture wars.

“Top Gun: Maverick,” the Tom Cruise sequel that took 36 years to reach movie screens, recently crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide. “Lightyear,” spun from Pixar’s madly popular “Toy Story” series, is limping along like a generic kiddie ‘toon.

A closer look at the films reveals some unavoidable truths about the marketplace.

Yes, audiences have yet to tire of Cruise, who turns 60 this month, and “Top Gun” remains one of the 1980s’ most beloved films. The raucous reception for the sequel doesn’t capture the full story.

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Proposed South Carolina Bill Would Criminalize Websites That Provide Information About Out-of-State Abortions

South Carolina’s state senate is considering a bill that would ban websites from providing information to residents about out-of-state abortions.

We obtained a copy of the considered bill for you here.

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Reuters, Google’s Jigsaw, And Twitter Team Up on Tool to Limit “Harassment” Towards Journalists

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, Google’s Jigsaw, and Twitter have collaborated to create TRFilter, a new tool that allows journalists to collect and manage incidents of “online abuse and harassment.”

According to AdWeek, the tool “syncs with a journalist’s Twitter account and uses machine learning technology to automatically recognize and flag harmful comments, and it offers users the options to block, mute, or save comments at scale, without manually reviewing them.” TRFilter also allows the creation of reports that users can download and send to third parties, like law enforcement.

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Same-Sex Couples Can Now Get Married in Switzerland

A law allowing same-sex couples to marry came into force in Switzerland on Friday; it also provides these couples with new rights in relation to adoption and artificial insemination.

The law was approved by an almost two-thirds majority of voters in a referendum last September, although participation in the vote was not very high, according to Swiss media.

Since 2007, same-sex couples have been able to enter into a registered partnership in Switzerland, however, marriage will bring them new rights. For example, they will be able to adopt a child, and if one spouse is a foreign national, they will be able to acquire Swiss citizenship more quickly; same-sex female couples will also have greater access to artificial insemination.

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Trans Twitter User Who Threatened to Pipe Bomb JK Rowling Revealed to be Irish Anti-Racism Activist

The transgender Twitter user who posted a pipe bomb threat directed towards JK Rowling and her family has been revealed to be an Irish anti-racism activist and is now under police investigation.

The controversy began when Rowling, who has become a sworn enemy of trans activists for her refusal to accept the erasure of women, revealed the threat on Twitter.

“My family’s address (covered), a pipe bomb and a picture of a bomb-making handbook. The account remains active, naturally. #BeKind,” tweeted the Harry Potter author.

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Video: Kamala Harris Compares Roe Overturn to Slavery

Vice President Kamala Harris has directly compared the Supreme Court decision to overrule Roe vs Wade to slavery.

Speaking at the Essence Festival in New Orleans Saturday, Harris claimed that the SCOTUS decision was an example of “trying to claim ownership over human bodies.”

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Watch: Drag Queens for Coke — Woke Corporations Show Off LGBT Credentials at Pride Parade

Multi-billion-pound multinationals were out in force at a huge Pride parade in London on Saturday, with Coca-Cola sending drag queens and others in company branding to drum up support.

In what some might see as a cynical move by a corporation with a somewhat chequered reputation among some to align itself with a supposedly anti-establishment, socially fashionable minority, Coca-Cola deployed drag queens, among others, to the streets of London, to curry favour with the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

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Woke Employee Fired After Refusing to Work While ‘Mourning’ Roe V. Wade

An employee of Universal Music Group says he has been fired for “speaking up” about abortion rights after explaining how he refused to work because he was in “mourning” over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the New York Post reported.

Michael Lopez, a production coordinator at Universal Music Enterprises, lambasted the company as “anti-gay” for firing a “queer brown person,” apparently referring to himself, for “speaking up in defense of abortion rights,” according to a message posted last week by Lopez on LinkedIn account.

“Last Friday, like countless other folks, I was devastated by the news of the Supreme Court’s attack on abortion rights,” Lopez wrote. “Paired with the flood of anti-queer and anti-trans legislation, it’s been hard to process how [companies] expect us to be productive while our rights are being stripped away.”

Last month, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion. The ruling leaves it to the individual states to determine the legality of abortion.

Lopez explained that each Friday “one of my tasks was to process reports for upcoming releases” and to email his work to 275 people.

After the Supreme Court struck down Roe, however, he didn’t do his work and explained why in an email to coworkers.

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

  1. Kadyrov threatens “terrible fruits” from the depravity of the mosque in Berlin

    Your are so smart, translate yourself through Google or another translator this Kadyrov’s call for a revolt of Muslims in Germany.
    https://irp.news/kadyrov-grozit-strashnymi-plodami-ot-razvrata-mecheti-v-berline/

    …“Participants in a dirty action came with posters with the inscription “Love is Halal,” Kadyrov is indignant.

    “Even more disgusting was the so-called imam of the Mo el-Ketab mosque, who not only allowed the action, but, moreover, justified it. In addition, this follower of Iblis had the audacity to express the hope that other Islamic religious organizations would follow his example.
    …It is you, the Muslims of Germany, who are primarily responsible for what happened in the mosque. Why do you allow vile pandemonium in the House of Allah? You arrange some kind of rallies and protest when something resonant happens outside of the same Germany or Europe. Arrange political rallies or hunger strikes. Here you bit your tongues in the most cowardly way. If you have lost the power of speech from indignation, then it is time to come to your senses and resolutely express your word, harshly condemn the initiators of the past sacrilege. It is strictly and firmly necessary to speak out so that henceforth such disgustingness would not even occur to anyone else.

  2. Do not come anymore as, for example, a tourist, to Sweden and think that you will be able to connect to the internet!

    From 08.01. 2022 this is possible only for
    individuals registered in and by the Kretinocracy of Sweden.

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    Anonymous prepaid cards banned in August

    Published 7 July 2022 Fria Tider
    Internet surveillance will be tightened considerably on 1 August when the sale of anonymous prepaid cards will be banned. The change will make it impossible to make calls or use the internet without the authorities being able to see who is doing what. Cards that are not registered within a certain time will be suspended.

    The rules, introduced on 1 August, mean that users who opt for a prepaid mobile or mobile broadband prepaid card will have to register certain subscriber information before the service can be used.

    Prepaid cards or similar prepaid services purchased before 1 August can be used without registration until 1 February 2023 or until a new prepayment is made.

    If a user wishes to transfer their prepaid card to someone else, the new user must be registered. There are some exceptions, including for close relatives. Otherwise, the mobile operator will have to suspend the service, under the new rules, which are similar to the banks’ “customer due diligence” requirements for using bank accounts.

    Basic subscriber data to be recorded are name, postal address, personal identity number, coordination number, organisation number or other identifying number and the number or other designation of the service in question.

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