Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/9/2022

Hundreds of thousands of protesters stormed the presidential palace in Sri Lanka and set fire to the prime minister’s residence, prompting both officials to announce their resignations. The demonstrators were angry about massive inflation and continuing food shortages.

Meanwhile, the annualized inflation rate in Latvia is over 19%, and in Turkey it is almost 80%.

In other news, seven “teens” in Philadelphia beat a 73-year-old man to death with a traffic cone.

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Financial Crisis
» Costco Raises Prices on Food Court Soft Drinks, Chicken Bake
» Inflation in Latvia Reaches 19.3%
» Runaway Inflation Soars to Nearly 80% in Turkey and Food Prices Have Doubled
 
USA
» Abrams Campaign Has Spent Over $800k on Private Security, Despite Ties to Radical ‘Defund the Police’ Group
» Alan Dershowitz: Shunned for Defending the ‘Constitution on Behalf of a President I Didn’t Vote For’
» Bounties on ‘Sighting’ of Supreme Court Justices Offered by Left-Wing Activist Group
» Chicago Car Jumps Curb, Injures 5 Pedestrians and Diners; Driver Flees
» Data-Grabbing Biometric Health Monitoring is Starting to Make Its Way Into Cars
» Family Sues WCS Over Critical Race Theory Law Violation
» Former President Trump Holds Alaska Rally With Sarah Palin, Kelly Tshibaka
» Hundreds of Virginia State Employees Resign in Wake of Youngkin’s New Telework Policy
» ‘Long Live the Truth,’ Trump Celebrates Musk Terminating Twitter Deal
» Milwaukee Grocery Store Shooting Leaves Two Dead, One Injured
» Morton’s Flooded With Fake Reservations After Defending Kavanaugh’s Right to Privacy
» NHTSA to Investigate Florida Tesla Crash That Killed 2
» NYC Subway Stabbing: Police Say Teen, 14, Killed in Harlem Broad Daylight Attack
» Philadelphia Teens Beat 73-Year-Old Man to Death With Traffic Cone, In Attack Caught on Video: Police
» Police: 14-Year-Old Stabbed to Death at Hamilton Heights Subway Station
» See it: DC Climate Activists Use Sailboat, Trampoline & More to Protest Washington Gas
» Soros-Funded Prosecutors’ ‘Lawlessness’ Welcomed by Leaders Seeking Tyranny Via Chaos: McCloskey
» Texas Man Allegedly Tells Cruz He’ll Murder Republicans With ‘A Brick in Your Skull, ‘ Court Frees Him on Bond
» Uvalde School Shooting ‘Hallway Video’ Release Blocked by DA, Texas Says
 
Canada
» Canadian Military to Allow Face Tattoos and Dyed Hair to be More ‘Inclusive’
» Cancelled Saskatchewan Professor Taking University and Health Authority to Court
» Liberals Want Perpetual Government Assistance for Legacy Media
» Liberal Links to the Political Persecution of Tamara Lich
» Must Watch: Angry Canadians Heckle Justin Trudeau, Call Him a ‘Communist Pig’
 
Europe and the EU
» Extinction Rebellion Campaigners Occupy ING Bank Branches Across Netherlands
» Farmer Rebellion: Dutch Fishermen and Boat Owners in Urk Show Support for Dutch Farmers Protesting Green Attacks on Agriculture
» Farmer Rebellion: Locals in Dutch City of Drachten Fear Food Insecurity Caused by Government Nitrogen Targets
» Germany: Road Accidents to Stop Putin: Augsburg to Switch Off Traffic Lights
» Germany: Freezing Against Putin: Large Housing Company Dials Down Heating
» Half of Swedish Police Who Were at Muslim Easter Riots Claim Mental Health Problems
» Pics: Two Gored, Seven Hospitalised During Spanish Bull Run Festival
» Sony PlayStation to Remove Access to Some Movies, Even if You’ve Purchased Them
» Spain: Rapes Surge in Multicultural Barcelona Despite Overall Crime Declining
» UK: Exclusive Video: ‘Brexit is Secure’ After Boris Johnson Leaves Office, Top Tory Politicians Claim
» UK: Stitch-Up? Ben Wallace, Members’ Favourite to Replace Boris, Will Not Even Stand
 
Middle East
» Study: Natural Immunity to COVID Gives 97% Protection Against Severe Reinfection for Many Months
 
Russia
» ‘Moral of the Story: Do Not Seek to Destroy Russia’ — Kremlin Gloats at BoJo’s Downfall
» Ukraine Reports Heavy Russian Missile Strikes in East and South
 
South Asia
» India Plots to Introduce Biometrics for Air Travel
» India: Bihar: Hindu Boy Brutally Assaulted by a Muslim Mob for Sharing Social Media Post in Support of Nupur Sharma
» Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa to Resign After Palace Stormed
» Sri Lanka Crowd Breaks Rajapaksa Grip on Power
 
Far East
» China: Four Injured in Stabbing at a Shanghai Hospital
 
Immigration
» Euro Police Break Up Major Migrant-Smuggling Network Organizing Channel Crossings
 
Culture Wars
» Biden Spends $1.5 Million on ‘Transgender Programming’ For Prisoners
» Maine DOE Declares That ‘Gender Identity’ Should be Taught in Schools After ‘The Murder of George Floyd’
» Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules That a Transgender Woman Cannot Change Her Name Because She is a Sex Offender
 

Costco Raises Prices on Food Court Soft Drinks, Chicken Bake

Costco has reportedly raised the prices on two of its food court items.

The chicken bake now sells for $1 more than in June, at $3.99.

The price of the soda has increased by 10 cents, up to $0.69.

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

Inflation in Latvia Reaches 19.3%

Compared to June 2021, the average level of consumer prices increased by 19.3 % in June 2022.

Compared to June 2021, the average level of consumer prices was mainly influenced by the rise in prices of goods and services related to housing, food and non-alcoholic beverages, goods and services related to transport, restaurant and hotel services, within the miscellaneous goods and services group, goods and services related to recreation and culture, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, health care in June 2022, according to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

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

Runaway Inflation Soars to Nearly 80% in Turkey and Food Prices Have Doubled

Inflation is hardly a problem limited to American consumers. Across the world, central banks are struggling to get it under control—while risking recessions in the process.

In the U.K., inflation is the highest it’s been in four decades at 9.1%. It’s climbed to 8.6% across the EU, the highest rate ever recorded there, while other countries ranging from South Africa to Australia have hit new inflation records as well.

Those numbers, however, pale in comparison to what Turkey is currently experiencing. Inflation is now at 78.6% according to a report released Monday by the Turkish Statistical Institute, the country’s government agency tasked with tracking national data.

[Comment: Article dated July 6, 2022.]

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

Abrams Campaign Has Spent Over $800k on Private Security, Despite Ties to Radical ‘Defund the Police’ Group

FIRST ON FOX: Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on private security from her campaign funds since the launch of her second run for governor, despite being on the board of a far-left foundation that has repeatedly called for the defunding of police.

Between December 2021 and June 2022, Abrams’ campaign has doled out over $814,000 to Executive Protection Agencies (EPA Security), an Atlanta-based private security firm, according to a new campaign filing reviewed by Fox News Digital. The company’s website says the group provides executive protection that comes with a “keen eye with a thorough knowledge of the venue through threat assessment” for its clients.

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

Alan Dershowitz: Shunned for Defending the ‘Constitution on Behalf of a President I Didn’t Vote For’

Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said “sticking to principle refusing to become a partisan” has cost him and his family “tremendously,” reflecting the divided state of America.

People in tony Martha’s Vineyard “essentially won’t talk to me,” Dershowitz told “Just the News, Not Noise” on Thusday as he discussed his upcoming book, “The Price of Principle: Why Integrity is Worth the Consequences.”

Dershowitz said he has a friend who hosts an annual concert that he attended every year. “This year, he didn’t invite me,” recounted the constitutional law scholar, a member of former President Trump’s legal team during his first impeachment trial.

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

Bounties on ‘Sighting’ of Supreme Court Justices Offered by Left-Wing Activist Group

Radical left-wing activist group ShutDownDC is offering money to people who provide the locations of conservative SCOTUS justices for the express purpose of harassment.

On their Twitter account Friday, ShutDownDC posted, “DC Service Industry Workers… If you see Kavanaugh, Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Coney Barrett or Roberts DM us with the details! We’ll venmo you $50 for a confirmed sighting and $200 if they’re still there 30 mins after your message.”

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

Chicago Car Jumps Curb, Injures 5 Pedestrians and Diners; Driver Flees

A car in Chicago jumped a curb on Friday night injuring five people who were dining outside a restaurant in the city’s Old Town neighborhood, according to police.

The suspect was driving a silver Lexus sedan and attempted to pass a white Toyota Prius that was driving in the same direction, but clipped the Prius and lost control, causing the car to jump the curb. Police responded to the crash at around 10:30 p.m.

Police said the Lexus then hit multiple people who were dining on the outside patio at the restaurant, who range in age from 24 to 32 and are considered in either good or fair condition.

When the car came to a stop, the driver fled the scene, according to police.

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

Data-Grabbing Biometric Health Monitoring is Starting to Make Its Way Into Cars

“Smart cars” — whether or not connected to the internet — are already harvesting massive amounts of data not only regarding locations and movements of vehicles but also from drivers themselves.

Many are starting to see this as a concerning trend in the way it impacts security both of individuals and countries — a heavily chip-dependent vehicle can be hacked, and even weaponized, some are warning — but development and deployment of these technologies don’t seem to be slowing down.

On the contrary, the industry of biometric sensors used in vehicles is growing and is projected to be worth over $1.1 billion in three years, according to a recent report from Market Research Future.

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

Family Sues WCS Over Critical Race Theory Law Violation

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WSMV) — A family sued the Williamson County School Board Friday, challenging the board’s adoption of a curriculum that the group claims violate Tennessee law prohibiting the teaching of Critical Race Theory and Common Core.

The group Parents’ Choice Tennessee named plaintiffs in the case James and Patricia Lucente, parents of a first-grader enrolled in the Williamson County school system. They are reportedly alleging that a language arts curriculum known as ‘Wit & Wisdom’ is replete with age-inappropriate materials that promote a skewed and racist view of history and instead portray one race as inherently superior to another or inherently privileged and oppressive.

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

Former President Trump Holds Alaska Rally With Sarah Palin, Kelly Tshibaka

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at a rally in Alaska on Saturday night as he campaigns for several candidates he has endorsed in the state, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

The “Save America” rally is being held in Anchorage at the Alaska Airlines Center where Trump will be joined by Palin, who is running for the state’s only U.S. House seat, as well as Republican Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka who is running against incumbent Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

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

Hundreds of Virginia State Employees Resign in Wake of Youngkin’s New Telework Policy

Hundreds of state employees in Virginia have resigned in the weeks since GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin revised the state’s employment policy to require mostly in-person work.

“More than 300” workers have quit state employment since the Youngkin administration announced the new policy in May, according to records viewed by local news station WRIC.

The majority of those employees appear to have quit from the Virginia Department of Transportation, the news service said, with others coming from the state’s departments of health and employment.

An administration spokesman told the network that Youngkin’s administration “is excited to welcome the Commonwealth’s workforce back in person and is encouraged by their continued dedication to serving Virginians.”

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

‘Long Live the Truth,’ Trump Celebrates Musk Terminating Twitter Deal

Former President Donald Trump responded to Elon Musk terminating his deal to buy Twitter by posting on his own social media site, Truth Social: “THE TWITTER DEAL IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE TRUTH.” Trump’s Truth post to his 3.4 million followers has garnered around 48,000 likes and has been shared over 11,000 times.

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

Milwaukee Grocery Store Shooting Leaves Two Dead, One Injured

The Milwaukee shooting happened at a grocery store around 10:20 a.m. on Saturday

A shooting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday morning left two people dead and one other person injured.

The shooting happened at around 10:20 a.m. near El Rey Family Market on Cesar Chavez Drive, according to FOX 6.

Two people are dead and another person was sent to the hospital as a result of the shooting, according to the Milwaukee Fire Department.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Morton’s Flooded With Fake Reservations After Defending Kavanaugh’s Right to Privacy

Morton’s Steakhouse has been on the receiving end of a deluge of fake reservations in retaliation for defending Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s “right to congregate and eat dinner.”

Politico’s Daniel Lippman posted on Twitter that he obtained “a leaked email from a Morton’s exec about the ‘massive wave’ of ‘negative response to our comments yesterday as well as being bombarded’ by calls and fake reservations.”

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

NHTSA to Investigate Florida Tesla Crash That Killed 2

The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog is sending investigators to another Tesla crash, this time one that killed two people along Interstate 75 in Florida.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed Friday that it sent a Special Crash Investigations team to probe the Wednesday crash into the back of a semi-trailer at a rest area near Gainesville.

The agency would not say if the Tesla was operating on one of the company’s partially automated driving systems.

The 2015 model year Tesla was traveling on Interstate 75 at about 2 p.m. Wednesday when, for an unknown reason, it exited into a rest area. It then went into the parking lot and hit the back of a parked Walmart Freightliner tractor-trailer, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a release.

The driver and passenger, both from Lompoc, California, were pronounced dead at the scene…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

NYC Subway Stabbing: Police Say Teen, 14, Killed in Harlem Broad Daylight Attack

A 14-year-old in New York City was stabbed to death while on a subway platform in Harlem on Saturday afternoon.

Police were responding to a crime in progress inside the 137 St/City College train station and found the 14-year-old male on the northbound 1 line train platform with a stab wound to the abdomen.

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

Philadelphia Teens Beat 73-Year-Old Man to Death With Traffic Cone, In Attack Caught on Video: Police

A group of seven teenagers attacked and killed a 73-year-old man in Philadelphia last month with a traffic cone according to video footage released by the Philadelphia Police Department Friday.

Disturbing footage of the incident, which occurred on June 14, shows a group of apparent teenagers pursuing the victim identified as James Lambert down the 2100 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue in the city’s northwest corridor.

The video shows Lambert attempting to walk away from the group at around 3 am.

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

Police: 14-Year-Old Stabbed to Death at Hamilton Heights Subway Station

NEW YORK — A teenager died Saturday after being stabbed on a 1 train platform in Hamilton Heights.

This comes after at least two other stabbings in recent days.

As CBS2’s Alecia Reid reports, another life has been lost in what neighbors are calling a senseless act of violence.

“It’s too much and too often,” West Harlem resident Giovanni Pacheco said.

The stabbing happened around 3 p.m. inside the 137th Street-City College station on the northbound platform.

One witness, who did not want to be identified, says three teenage girls were trying to rob a 14-year-old boy when things escalated.

“There were girls. There were three little girls. There was one with the green that I, that’s one that did the stabbing, and there were two young kids, maybe like 13 or 14, too. They wanted to take his phone,” the witness said.

Police say the 14-year-old boy was stabbed once in the stomach. EMS arrived quickly, but it was too late…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

See it: DC Climate Activists Use Sailboat, Trampoline & More to Protest Washington Gas

WASHINGTON, DC (7News) — Climate protesters used a sailboat to shut down the headquarters of Washington Gas Friday as part of an escalating campaign to stop the company from building $4.5 billion worth of new fossil fuel infrastructure in the capital, the organization said.

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

Soros-Funded Prosecutors’ ‘Lawlessness’ Welcomed by Leaders Seeking Tyranny Via Chaos: McCloskey

After a New York bodega worker was charged and initially sent to Rikers Island after killing an alleged assailant in his West Harlem deli, Missouri Senate candidate Mark McCloskey characterized the situation as another example of left-wing prosecutors’ “lawless” agenda.

McCloskey, who in 2020 was prosecuted by a district attorney for brandishing a firearm at Black Lives Matter protesters whom he alleged encroached on his St. Louis home, said the cases have the same political undertones.

“The agenda is to create a total sense of lawlessness: to make the population afraid, to make you hesitate to defend yourself, to think if I take up my arms, if I exercise my Second Amendment right to defend myself, am I the one that’s going to go to jail?” McCloskey told Fox News.

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

Texas Man Allegedly Tells Cruz He’ll Murder Republicans With ‘A Brick in Your Skull, ‘ Court Frees Him on Bond

A man in the Houston area of Texas was charged with making threats against Sen. Ted Cruz but remains at large after a court let him free on a personal recognizance bond.

Isaac Nformangum, 22, is wanted by police for allegedly making a series of threatening remarks to Cruz over the telephone.

The local district attorney released transcripts of the calls, in which Nformangum accuses Republicans of planning to take away his right to vote.

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

Uvalde School Shooting ‘Hallway Video’ Release Blocked by DA, Texas Says

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) on Friday said the Uvalde County District Attorney’s office had decided to block the release of a 77-minute video that shows footage from the May 24 mass shooting at the Robb Elementary School.

Republican state Rep. Dustin Burrows was told in a letter this week by Texas DPS Deputy Director of Homeland Security Operations Freeman Martin that though the footage does not show children DPS has been told not to release it, Fox 7 Austin first reported.

Burrows, chairman of the House Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting, said he had requested a copy of the video without audio as part of a preliminary report the committee is working on.

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

Canadian Military to Allow Face Tattoos and Dyed Hair to be More ‘Inclusive’

The Canadian military is set to greatly relax their dress code rules, allowing soldiers to sport tattoos on their faces as well as grow their hair to any length they wish and dye it any colour they wish.

The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) announced that the dress code of the Canadian armed forces would be greatly relaxed in September of this year, complaining that the current rules were decades old.

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

Cancelled Saskatchewan Professor Taking University and Health Authority to Court

A University of Saskatchewan professor who was cancelled for voicing controversial views on Covid-19 vaccination is taking his former employer and provincial health authorities to court.

Dr. Francis Christian was suspended from his job as a professor of surgery after he called Covid shots “experimental injections” and said vaccinations of children against Covid-19 should be halted.

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) has filed a claim on behalf of Christian challenging his suspension and termination from his teaching post.

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

Liberals Want Perpetual Government Assistance for Legacy Media

The Liberal government wants to provide assistance indefinitely for the legacy media after the $595 million federal journalism bailout expires in 2024.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, the Department of Canadian Heritage hasn’t ruled out extending funding despite the fact that the bailout has failed to save financially unviable outlets or prevent them from going under.

“News businesses have seen their revenues significantly decline affecting coverage of our communities and institutions,” said Canadian Heritage spokesperson David Larose.

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

Liberal Links to the Political Persecution of Tamara Lich

I was watching remotely and Ottawa-based reporter, William Diaz, was at the courthouse as a Liberal-linked prosecutor argued for the continued incarceration of Lich, a peaceful grandma from Medicine Hat.

Lich was first arrested when Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act anti-terrorism law to euthanize the convoy protests against COVID restrictions that landed in Ottawa and stayed for three weeks in February.

Lich was held for weeks and eventually released on strict bail conditions that require her to not communicate with other convoy organizers except in the presence of her lawyers. She was arrested 10 days ago for breaching that condition when she took a photo with Tom Marazzo, a member of the convoy at an event in Toronto.

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

Must Watch: Angry Canadians Heckle Justin Trudeau, Call Him a ‘Communist Pig’

Angry Canadian protesters told Justin Trudeau he’s “nothing but a communist pig” and that he should free political prisoners during his recent visit to Sudbury.

Trudeau was told by protestors to “go back to China” and was called “disgusting” for his treatment of Canada’s political prisoners, a direct reference to the Freedom Convoy’s Tamara Lich who was recently re-arrested for allegedly violating her bail conditions.

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

Extinction Rebellion Campaigners Occupy ING Bank Branches Across Netherlands

Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion are campaigning nationally at ING branches on Saturday to protest against the bank’s financing of the fossil industry. Activists entered the bank’s locations in 20 cities in an attempt to occupy them. They have refused to leave until ING pledges to immediately stop financing the fossil fuel industry.

According to Extinction Rebellion, protesters in Amsterdam, Nijmegen, and elsewhere, either chained or glued themselves to ING offices. The action group says that customers and employees of the bank are not being hindered by the “rebels,” the organization calls the activists.

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

Farmer Rebellion: Dutch Fishermen and Boat Owners in Urk Show Support for Dutch Farmers Protesting Green Attacks on Agriculture

A team of Rebel News journalists, Lincoln Jay and Lewis Brackpool, have been covering the farmers’ demonstrations against Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s green scheme to reduce nitrogen emissions in the agricultural industry, a plan that could force farmers to relinquish land and cull livestock by 30% to meet targets.

Farmers say the new law will devastate the industry and hyper-inflate food prices to consumers at the grocery store as supplies dwindle.

The Dutch flag can be seen flying upside down all around the city of Urk.

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

Farmer Rebellion: Locals in Dutch City of Drachten Fear Food Insecurity Caused by Government Nitrogen Targets

Dutch farmers are protesting across the country against nitrogen emission targets being imposed by the government that could force farmers off their land, limit production and prompt farmers to cull livestock to curb emissions and fertilizer use.

The team followed a convoy of farmers through the otherwise sleepy community where Brackpool and Jay were able to ask local residents for their thoughts about the potential forfeiture of agricultural land and what that means for the food supply of the Netherlands and the rest of Western Europe.

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

Germany: Road Accidents to Stop Putin: Augsburg to Switch Off Traffic Lights

One of the most active globalist trendsetters is once again the German State of Bavaria. CSU Prime Minister Söder already distinguished himself with particularly drastic measures during the Corona crisis. Citizens are now expected to accept questionable measures in the fight against Russian President Putin.

In the Bavarian city of Augsburg, for example, it has been calculated that energy costs are likely to rise by almost 80 percent in the current year. That is why everything that can be switched off, including traffic lights, will soon be switched off.

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

Germany: Freezing Against Putin: Large Housing Company Dials Down Heating

All signs point to a looming energy crisis and the impacts are approaching fast. Germany’s largest real estate group, the housing company Vonovia, is now giving its tenants a taste of what’s in store for them this winter: icy cold flats.

At Vonovia, the heating temperature of the gas central heating systems is currently being lowered at night. This is to reduce gas consumption. The output will be reduced to 17 degrees room temperature between 11 pm and 6 am, the company announced on Thursday. During the day, heating will be on as usual. The hot water supply is also not affected. No restrictions on showering or bathing are expected yet.

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

Half of Swedish Police Who Were at Muslim Easter Riots Claim Mental Health Problems

Half of the police officers who attended the Muslim Easter riots in the city of Örebro say they have experienced mental health problems following the violence that saw several officers attacked and injured.

A total of 64 police officers claim to have suffered mental health problems following the riots that took place in the Sveaparken over Easter in reaction to Danish anti-Islam activist Rasmus Paludan threatening to burn a copy of the Islamic Qur’an in the city.

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

Pics: Two Gored, Seven Hospitalised During Spanish Bull Run Festival

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The third bull run of Pamplona’s San Fermin Festival ended Saturday with the event’s first gorings of the year.

Two men were injured in the leg by a bull horn, Pamplona hospital spokesperson Estrella Petrina said. A total of seven people needed to be treated at the hospital following Saturday’s running of the bulls.

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Sony PlayStation to Remove Access to Some Movies, Even if You’ve Purchased Them

From August, Sony’s PlayStation users in Germany and Austria will no longer have access to the StudioCanal titles they purchased.

Citing the rise of streaming services, on August 31, 2021, Sony’s PlayStation stopped selling and renting movies and TV shows. At the time, Sony told customers that they could still “access movie and TV content they have purchased through PlayStation Store for on-demand playback on their mobile devices, PS4, and PS5.” It appears the company did not mean the access would be forever.

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

Spain: Rapes Surge in Multicultural Barcelona Despite Overall Crime Declining

In the first several months of this year, the city of Barcelona has seen a surge in rapes and sexual assaults, as the city’s mayor plans to sign a new protocol to tackle sexual violence.

Joan Ignasi Elena, the current Interior Minister for the Spanish region of Catalonia, where Barcelona is located, commented on the rising number of rapes and sexual assaults, saying there were a number of factors at play that could explain the 31 per cent increase compared to before the Wuhan virus pandemic in 2019.

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

UK: Exclusive Video: ‘Brexit is Secure’ After Boris Johnson Leaves Office, Top Tory Politicians Claim

The ousting of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister will not result in the government backtracking on Brexit, two Tory politicians told Breitbart London in the wake of his resignation.

Amid clamouring from Remainers and Europhiles for the United Kingdom to rejoin the European Union, or at least the EU Single Market, and with several of the leading figures vying to replace Boris Johnson, including Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Tom Tugendhat and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, voting Remain in the 2016 referendum, the future of the Brexit project seems unclear.

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UK: Stitch-Up? Ben Wallace, Members’ Favourite to Replace Boris, Will Not Even Stand

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, the runaway favourite among Conservative (Tory) Party activists to replace Boris Johnson, has announced he will not even stand.

Defence Secretary Wallace was for most of his career something of an unknown but is currently enjoying a wave of support among the Conservative Party faithful due to his role in the Ukraine War — and a fairly dull track record free of high-profile controversies.

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Study: Natural Immunity to COVID Gives 97% Protection Against Severe Reinfection for Many Months

Researchers say in a newly released study that prior infection with COVID-19 offers long-lasting and comprehensive immunity against severe and fatal cases of the virus.

The study, published online at medRxiv and not yet subject to peer review, was conducted by a team of researchers largely based out of Qatar. The scientists in the preprint stated “the future of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic hinges on virus evolution and duration of immune protection of natural infection against reinfection.”

They also said that while immunity derived from “natural infection” offers a relatively quickly-waning protection against re-infection, the durability of natural immunity against severe reinfections was robust and long-lasting.

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‘Moral of the Story: Do Not Seek to Destroy Russia’ — Kremlin Gloats at BoJo’s Downfall

The Kremlin is hailing the downfall of Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who said he wanted to “lead the West” against Russia in February.

Prime Minister Johnson, who has been ousted as leader of Britain’s governing Conservative (Tory) Party and will be replaced as PM once a new one is selected — if not sooner — was regarded by Moscow as one of Russia’s primary antagonists in the West, so his impending ejection from his country’s highest office is being welcomed there.

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Ukraine Reports Heavy Russian Missile Strikes in East and South

Russian missile and rocket strikes have caused more widespread damage in towns and cities across eastern and southern Ukraine, regional officials say.

Four civilians died in a strike on Siversk, a town in Donetsk region, local governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said.

Civilian areas of Druzhkivka, in the same region, were also hit. A supermarket was destroyed and a large crater appeared nearby.

The BBC was unable to verify details of the latest strikes.

Russian ground forces do not appear to have made significant advances in the past 24 hours in their push to take the rest of Donetsk region.

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India Plots to Introduce Biometrics for Air Travel

India is set to introduce biometric technologies at its airports. Noida International Airport (NIA), which will be the country’s largest airport on completion, is expected to feature built-in biometric technologies.

Saudi company ICAD Holdings has been selected as the Master System Integrator (MSI) consultant for NIA, currently under construction in the state of Uttar Pradesh. ICAD has subcontracted with USA-based Ross & Baruzzini and Wipro Limited.

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India: Bihar: Hindu Boy Brutally Assaulted by a Muslim Mob for Sharing Social Media Post in Support of Nupur Sharma

Days after Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur and Umesh Kolhe in Amravati were killed over social media posts in solidarity with Nupur Sharma, a frenzied Muslim mob in Arrah, Bihar, attacked a Hindu boy for posting a social media post in support of the former BJP leader.

Deepak, the victim, had shared a post on Facebook in support of Nupur Sharma that drew the ire of one Islamist named Raees, who responded to the social media post with indecent remarks. The matter escalated on Tuesday evening when the war of the words spilt onto the streets in the form of a fierce fistfight between Raees and Deepak, following which Raees brought 20 to 30 men to beat Deepak up. Reportedly, the Islamists also vandalised the tea shop owned by one Sonu Kumar Singh.

SDM Jyotinath Sahdev and Assistant Superintendent of Police Himanshu Kumar, along with hundreds of police officers, rushed to the spot after being informed about the mob attack. The police claim tensions have been pacified, and the current situation is normal. However, the entire area has been converted into a cantonment, and a large contingent of the police force has been deployed in the region in order to avoid further clashes.

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Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa to Resign After Palace Stormed

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has announced he will step down after protesters stormed his official residence and set the prime minister’s house on fire.

Neither the PM nor the president were in the buildings at the time.

Hundreds of thousands descended on the capital Colombo, calling for Mr Rajapaksa to resign after months of protests over economic mismanagement.

Mr Rajapaksa will step down on 13 July. PM Wickremesinghe has agreed to resign.

The speaker of parliament said the president decided to step down “to ensure a peaceful handover of power” and called on the public to “respect the law”.

The announcement triggered an eruption of celebratory fireworks in the city.

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Sri Lanka Crowd Breaks Rajapaksa Grip on Power

These are extraordinary times for Sri Lanka — after a day of fury and violence, the country’s two senior leaders have agreed to step down.

The news triggered jubilation at the main protest site in Colombo. Firecrackers were set off in many parts of the city.

I am at the Galle Face protest site — many protesters have started returning home, thousands are still present. Some have been singing and playing musical instruments, celebrating.

What a turnaround of events. A few days ago a photo of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe smiling in parliament was widely shared on social media.

Many vented their anger, saying the two men appeared to be happy while millions were struggling to eat three meals a day. But a week is a long time in politics.

President Rajapaksa’s resignation has been the main demand of the protesters during months of unrest, as inflation surges and the authorities struggle to import food, fuel and medicine.

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China: Four Injured in Stabbing at a Shanghai Hospital

Four people were yesterday morning wounded in a stabbing at a major Shanghai hospital, before the knife-wielding attacker was shot and subdued by officers, local police said.

Huangpu District police said on social media that they received emergency reports at 11:30am of a stabbing at downtown Ruijin Hospital.

“The police quickly arrived on the scene and discovered a man holding a group of people hostage with a knife on the hospital’s seventh floor” of the outpatient department, the statement said. “When the suspect intended to injure the hostages and punish the police, the police decisively fired a shot to injure and subdue him.”…

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Euro Police Break Up Major Migrant-Smuggling Network Organizing Channel Crossings

Police in five European countries took part in an operation on Tuesday aimed at dismantling a large migrant-smuggling network that organised crossings of at least 10,000 migrants in the English Channel, arresting dozens of people.

Police in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Belgium took part in the operation which saw 18 people arrested in Germany, another five arrested in the Netherlands, and 52 people in total across all five countries.

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Biden Spends $1.5 Million on ‘Transgender Programming’ For Prisoners

The Biden Administration has spent $1.5 million on a “transgender programming curriculum” for inmates locked away in federal prisons.

Fox News reports, “The DOJ’s Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) entered a contract on July 1, 2021, with The Change Companies in Carson City, Nevada, for $1.5 million for developing transgender-specific programming for transgender prison inmates.”

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Maine DOE Declares That ‘Gender Identity’ Should be Taught in Schools After ‘The Murder of George Floyd’

Staff from Maine’s Department of Education said in May that they should be allowed to teach radical gender ideology to kindergartners because of George Floyd.

According to The Washington Free Beacon, emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show that teachers supported instructing young children about trans issues and radical gender ideology because it is “more important than ever to end this cycle of violence and hate.”

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules That a Transgender Woman Cannot Change Her Name Because She is a Sex Offender

The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s conservative majority ruled Thursday that a transgender woman cannot change her name because she is on the state’s sex offender registry and the law does not allow people on the registry to change their names.

The court’s 4-3 decision upholds the rulings of two lower courts, which rejected the woman’s requests to change her name and avoid registering as a sex offender.

The woman, identified in court documents only as Ella, was required to register as a sex offender after being convicted of sexually assaulting a disabled 14-year-old boy when she was 15. She is now 22.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/9/2022

  1. Sri Lanka is the canary for Europe and UK too. It will happen across EU and UK and US. Blackrock and other contract armies and Police are all primed to enter the streets and kill the proesters. A Dutch officer jumped the gun. He fired on a tractor with unarmed farmer driving away. This is first part of civil conflict across Europe. They have to proceed with their replacement plan now because the People are waking up. The British as usual are all good little collaborators and will comply with mask and incoming lockdowns. All Property is to be seized in New Year too. This is 1917 all over again. Johnson was the modern Kerensky. Clif High predicts 2.5 billion deaths..from Vax. My daughter just died and while she lies in her fresh grave I was warned by authorities, not to talk about is, since it was false information.

    I really do hope it comes to war now. I have had enough of Globalism and its facilitators and frankly I have nothing left to lose. My father also had his life ended the same way. Oh how I pleaded with them not to succumb to the vaxxes. Too late now.

    My attitude is F**** the lot of them!

    I tried my best to resist with everything I had. I even showed how but was ignored. Britain is over and I have no interest in saving such a cowardly mongrel nation that sold its soul to money and Islam. The next PM will be a Moslem I suspect. Itis too painful to watch.

    • 1. self-hate and self -destruction and no room for self preservation.
      2. Unreserved love and respect for muslims and unreciprocated.
      3. Utter mental blindness: Is it stupidity, or satan or the result of sin?
      to be so lost the sense of right and wrong, confused, and totally lead by the nose by moslems.

      4. It seems this civil war coming is inevitable as we have no mental ability to solve it logically, reasonable.

      5. Neville Chamberlain tried his best and his faith to save Europe, he could not. Now Russia is doing the same and no one listens.

      6. WWII was supposed to be Hitler against Russia with the backing of the west. But there was a miracle: He turned against both.

      7. American and western grudge against Russians is so intense and done with so much blindness that some harmful consequences return and bite them in the [tush] and call it “cleverly” blowback. Many blowback and no lessons learnt. The most prominent their dealings with Taliban and muslims in general.

      8. Why God is so hated but allah is so perfect and ideal to be obeyed.

      9. The more bloodshed … strange the more love for islam.

      10. Christmas? What’s it? But we know Ramada, Eid al-adha, Eid alfitr . Be careful don’t eat … muslims around you are fasting.

    • Just a different perspective – Interview of Joel Skousen by guy who goes by Canadian Prepper on his youtube channel. He makes it sound like everyone wants war. I don’t know.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK8GQIHj36w

      I’m sorry about your daughter. One of my barbers was telling me about the large increase in clients who have had strokes, cancer and personality changes after getting vaxxed and boosted. You may have heard stories from mortuaries but I guess barbers are another group that sees a large group of people repeatedly over time.

  2. Supreme Mufti of Russia Talgat Tadzhuddin: “fascists and parasites” in Ukraine must be destroyed

    Chairman of the Central Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Russia (TsDUM) Talgat Tadzhuddin, whom TASS calls the Supreme Mufti of the Russian Federation four times in one report, believes that it is necessary to complete the special military operation in Ukraine, “so that there are no fascists, parasites next to us, because then dichlorvos is not enough.
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    In his figurativeness, the Supreme Mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin authentically maintains the style of the Great Patriotic (World War II) times, which was used by the military propaganda of the Soviet Union and other countries.

    Then, with the development of medicine, they began to actively use the images of pathogenic microbes and malicious insidious parasites (worms, insects) to liken their enemies to them.

    Later, this technique was called dehumanization (demonization, dehumanization) – if the enemy is not a person at all, but simply a parasite (or demon, shaitan), “there is no other way out” but to destroy him.

    https://irp.news/tadzhuddin-fashistov-i-parazitov-na-ukraine-nado-unichtozhit/

  3. I follow Tommy Robinson on Gettr. I guess it suggested I might want to follow Steve Bannon. I watch War Room sometime on Rumble. Within minutes of doing that, I gained 2 Chinese followers. I now have 8 in the last day. Some say they are anti-communist in their profile. I suspect I am on another list. I don’t know I am on one, I just presume I am.

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