Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/1/2022

It appears that Nancy Pelosi will visit Taiwan tomorrow after all. Her plane will reportedly be escorted by fighter jets, and she will stay overnight. China has threatened a strong response to the visit, and has ordered an aircraft carrier to put to sea from its military dock on the island of Hainan. The U.S. Navy has its own forces in the area, including a carrier group in the South China Sea.

In other news, President Joe Biden made a television appearance to announce that Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri has been killed in Afghanistan by a U.S. drone strike.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Dean, JW, LP, MM, Reader from Chicago, Roger, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

Financial Crisis
» Argentina’s Government Collapsing, People Refuse to Work Amid Major Subsidy Cuts
» Atlanta Fed Slashes Q3 GDP Growth as PMI Plunges
» Austin Fitts: “We’re at War With the Deep State Globalists”
» Biden’s ‘Inflation Reduction Act 2022’ Raises Taxes on Most Americans: Report
» Food Banks in Canada Are at a “Crisis Stage”
» Senior Economist ‘Fact Checked’ by Facebook for Saying U.S. is in Recession
 
USA
» 82 Companies Support Harvard, UNC in Affirmative Action Supreme Court Cases
» Data Suggests Sudden Adult Death Syndrome Due to Vaccines
» DeSantis Plans to Fight ‘Woke Ideology’ of PayPal and Other Financial Services
» Detroit Police Say Man Was Angry About Parking Issue Before Mass Shooting That Killed 2, Injured 6
» Exclusive: House Republicans Introduce Resolution Declaring Critical Race Theory a Threat to US
» Fox News Has Effectively Banned Trump From Appearing on Their Network
» New York Gov. Hochul Declares ‘State of Emergency’ Over Monkeypox Virus Outbreak
» Oklahoma Pushes Back Against School Districts That Violated Ban on Critical Race Theory
» Protester Arrested Outside Home of Federalist Society Board’s Co-Chair
» Rookie Cop Dead After Being Shot by Lifelong Criminal: Police
» San Francisco Real Estate Magnate Robbed at Gunpoint, Fears City ‘On Path of Decline We May Never Recover From’
» Seattle Businesses Take Law Into Own Hands to Combat Homelessness, Angering Activists
» Shaun King Welcomed New Show Dog After His PAC Gave Thousands to Breeder: Report
» Stabbing Attack on River Tubing Party Kills Teenage Boy
» Study Finds Vaccinated People Spread COVID for a Longer Period of Time
» ‘The Holes Look Human Made’: Eerie Discovery on the Ocean Floor Leaves Scientists Scratching Their Heads
» Trump Trolls Biden by Suggesting He Contracted Dementia, Not COVID
» Wyoming Voters Tell CNN ‘Hell No,’ ‘Absolutely Not’ When Asked if They Will Support Liz Cheney
 
Canada
» Breaking Agreement to Use a Condom is Sexual Assault
» Canadian University Job Listing Limited to ‘Equity-Seeking Groups’
» Deena Hinshaw Was Paid Record Cash Bonus During Height of Lockdowns
» Majority of Canadians Disapprove of the Trudeau Government: Poll
» Rebellious Eatery Owner Forced to Sell After ON Government Demands Pound of Flesh
» Trudeau Flew 26,000 km in July Alone
 
Europe and the EU
» Coal is Back in Record Fashion
» Sifnos: Tragic Death of 23-Year-Old Man
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Activists March on Duke’s Land in Kettering Warehouse Protest
» UK: Manchester Police Chief Admits Force Wastes Its Time Investigating People Being Offended
» Watch: Dutch Police Viciously Beat Unarmed Protesters
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Israel Begins Its War on Cash
 
Russia
» First Grain-Laden Ship Safely Departs Ukraine’s Odessa Port
» Putin Declares America is Russia’s Top Threat
» Ukraine War: First Grain Ship Leaves Under Russia Deal
 
South Asia
» US Takes Out Al Qaeda Leader Ayman Al Zawahiri in ‘Successful’ Afghanistan Counterterrorism Operation
 
Far East
» China Sends New Warnings Against Taiwan Visit to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
» Chinese Military Posts Video Boasting Military Might Ahead of Pelosi Trip to Taiwan
» Navy Ships Nearby as Speaker Pelosi Set to Visit Taiwan Despite Chinese Threats
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Protests as More Than 80 Rape Suspects Appear at Jo’burg Court
 
Latin America
» “Give Up Your Yacht Before Lecturing”: Bolsonaro Sinks Dicaprio in Titanic Twitter Thread
» Prosecutors in Brazil Ask WhatsApp to Suppress Communities Feature in Order to Prevent “Misinformation”
 
Immigration
» Italy Still Open to Illegal Immigration But Things Could Change After Sept. 25 Elections
» Spain: Gang of African Illegals Arrested for Robbing, Sexually Assaulting Group of Minors
» Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Invites New York Mayor Eric Adams and DC Mayor Bowser to the Border to See the Issues First Hand After They Said Migrants in Their City Had Created a ‘Humanitarian Crisis’
» Trump Slams DC Mayor Requesting Deployment of National Guard Over Influx of Illegal Immigrants
» UK: Hundreds More Migrants Are Brought Ashore in Ramsgate After Being Picked Up in Channel After More Than 3,600 Made Journey in July — Taking Total This Year to 16,389
 
Culture Wars
» Biologically Male Trans Cheerleader Charged for Allegedly Choking a Girl Over ‘Misgendering’
» Every German Will be Able to Change Their Gender Once a Year Without the Need for Surgery
» Gary Lineker is Cancelled
» Michigan County Prosecutors Can Enforce State’s Abortion Ban, State Court Rules
» Pro-Life NY Leaders Slam Hochul, AG James for ‘Miserably’ Failing State at Reopening of ‘Firebombed’ Office
» The Meme Police
 

Argentina’s Government Collapsing, People Refuse to Work Amid Major Subsidy Cuts

Authored by Autumn Spreadermann via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Protests have erupted in Buenos Aires over the past 90 days and continue to build inside the capital as residents battle with their center-left government over sizeable amendments to social programs.

Cuts to subsidies in the energy sector based on household income already began in June.

Other subsidies, including the country’s notorious welfare program, are also on the chopping block, triggering thousands of angry residents to take to the streets.

State-sponsored aid for civilians has soared in the past 20 years, leaving 22 million Argentinians dependent on some form of government assistance.

In the first quarter of 2022, the national employment rate was 43 percent, according to government figures.

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

Atlanta Fed Slashes Q3 GDP Growth as PMI Plunges

Following two quarters of negative GDP growth — which is definitely not a recession remember — The Atlanta Fed’s GDPNOW model initiated its Q3 GDP forecast for the US economy at +2.1% on July 29th.

However, after this morning’s data, The GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the third quarter of 2022 is 1.3 percent on August 1, down from 2.1 percent on July 29.

Following the Manufacturing ISM Report On Business from the Institute for Supply Management and the construction spending report from the US Census Bureau, the nowcasts of third-quarter real personal consumption expenditures growth and real gross private domestic investment growth declined from 2.5 percent and —1.4 percent, respectively, to 1.5 percent and —2.1 percent, respectively.

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

Austin Fitts: “We’re at War With the Deep State Globalists”

Via Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

Catherine Austin Fitts (CAF), Publisher of The Solari Report and former Assistant Secretary of Housing (Bush 41 Admin.), says we are at war with the Deep State globalists that want nothing short of total control over all of mankind.

Central bankers want a financial system that is a lawless criminal control syndicate where it’s legal for them to do whatever they want. It is simply a choice between tyranny and sovereignty, freedom or slavery.

We start with the foundational building block of tyranny, the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) that global bankers want to install in the financial system. CAF says, “It’s not a currency…”

“ That’s what you need to understand. What we are talking about is a control system that is going to be implemented in a global coup d’état, and we are in the middle of a global coup d’état.

That’s what is happening right now.

Essentially, if you look at the central bankers, the BIS (Bank of International Settlements) and all the central bankers are trying to create a system where they are completely free of the laws of nation states and governments. In other words, they are inserting sovereign immunity from all laws and literally trying to create a civilization under the law where they are free to do whatever they want, including, as we know—genocide.”

CAF says to fight back against CBDC is to use cash.

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

Biden’s ‘Inflation Reduction Act 2022’ Raises Taxes on Most Americans: Report

U.S. President Joe Biden claimed on Sunday that the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” will not raise taxes on anyone earning less than $400,000 a year, but reports show that claim to be false.

“The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will lower health care costs for millions of Americans,” wrote Biden on Twitter. “And, for the first time in a long time, make the largest corporations pay their fair share without any new taxes on people making under $400,000 a year.”

That claim is false, as exposed by the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), which showed that under the plan, taxes will increase in 2023 for everyone except those earning between $10,000 and $30,000 per year.

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

Food Banks in Canada Are at a “Crisis Stage”

Amid skyrocketing food prices as a result of the inflation crisis, more Canadians are using food banks to feed their families.

According to the Daily Bread Food Bank, a Toronto-based food charity, nearly triple the number of people visited a food bank in June 2022 (171,631) compared to June 2019 (65,000).

“The stories that we’re hearing — the common theme is people’s income doesn’t match what their expenses are,” Daily Bread Food Bank CEO Neil Hetherington told CTV.

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

Senior Economist ‘Fact Checked’ by Facebook for Saying U.S. is in Recession

An experienced economist has been ‘fact checked’ and corrected by Facebook after he stated that the U.S. is now in a recession.

Phil Magness, a researcher and educator with the American Institute for Economic Research, reacted to the incident by commenting “We live in an Orwellian hell-scape.”

Facebook uses ‘independent’ fact checkers at Politifact, a brazenly partisan operation, which ‘corrected’ Magness’ post about the Biden administration attempting to change the definition of a recession.

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

82 Companies Support Harvard, UNC in Affirmative Action Supreme Court Cases

Aug. 1 (UPI) — A group of 82 corporations on Monday signed onto amicus briefs filed in the Supreme Court defending Harvard and the University of North Carolina’s consideration of race in their admissions processes.

The companies, including Apple, Google, Meta Platforms, Starbucks and General Electric signed the briefs arguing that racial and ethnic diversity positively benefits the experience of students at the universities and leads to more diverse workplaces that “enhance business performance.”

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

Data Suggests Sudden Adult Death Syndrome Due to Vaccines

By: Rafael Castillo-M.D.

From time to time, our commentaries stir up a hornet’s nest in our readers and in several health-oriented Viber groups.

We wrote of the recent phenomenon of increased incidence of sudden unexpected deaths in healthy adults and those with previously stable medical conditions, and many physicians and health experts are now questioning the government’s continued campaign for anti-COVID vaccination and boostering. This is despite the unresolved question linking the vaccines to heart and other serious complications.

Dr. Benny Tiangco, one of the country’s top experts on medicolegal issues, echoed the concerns on seniors suffering from heart attacks getting second booster jabs.

Vaccine-related injuries

He wrote: “I’ve been hearing such (sudden or unexpected adult deaths) but mostly from non-MDs so I took them with a grain of salt. Kaso medyo marami-rami na ngayon (The problem is that the cases are increasing).

“The concern is that many seniors who have cardiac comorbidities (previous heart attack, ischemic heart, myopathies, etc.) are the ones targeted for the never-ending boosters.

“I’m no antivaxxer, but this proclivity fomented by government and industry for never-ending booster shots is akin to a scam of the highest order. We’re selling short our innate natural immunity. Who knows, the long-COVID effect may wreak havoc on the heart and other organ-systems. I pray no analogous post ‘thalidomide-like’ effect happens with these vaccines.”

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

DeSantis Plans to Fight ‘Woke Ideology’ of PayPal and Other Financial Services

Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to make money transfer services such as PayPal — as well as credit cards and banks — the next targets in his campaign against “woke ideology,” announcing Wednesday a set of measures ahead of the next legislative session.

The proposals, which DeSantis said would include a combination of legislative and executive initiatives, would ban credit card companies and money transfer services from “discriminating” against users based on political or religious ideology.

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

Detroit Police Say Man Was Angry About Parking Issue Before Mass Shooting That Killed 2, Injured 6

DETROIT (FOX 2) — The Detroit Police Department said a suspect who was upset about his neighbor blocking his driveway shot 8 people, killing 2 of them early Sunday morning.

Detroit Police confirmed a second victim died Monday morning, more than a day after someone shot into a crowd in a Detroit neighborhood on the city’s west side.

An anonymous neighbor said the shooter came out of his house and started shooting across the street, firing close to 30 or 40 rounds. The number of shots fired by the shooter was not confirmed by police.

Of the 8 people, 2 were killed and several of the other 6 were critically wounded.

The neighbor said the shooting around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday turned Coyle and Plymouth into a war zone.

“We had to call police and tell them what was going on and they were hearing it as we were talking to them,” the neighbor said.

So what prompted the shooting? A parking problem.

According to police, the shooter was mad about someone who was blocking his driveway. FOX 2 learned he, at first, fired into the air before he went inside the house and came back out to fire more shots.

“They weren’t bothering him they didn’t knock on his door or throw anything on his grass nothing,” the neighbor said…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: House Republicans Introduce Resolution Declaring Critical Race Theory a Threat to US

Republican North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop introduced a resolution Friday that condemns critical race theory (CRT), and calls it a threat to the U.S.

The resolution, first obtained by the Daily Caller, mentions the similarities between CRT and Marxism, and states that CRT is a Marxist ideology. It also declares that CRT stands against everything that the U.S. has stood for, and condemns CRT as a threat to the Republic and the free world.

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

Fox News Has Effectively Banned Trump From Appearing on Their Network

Fox News has effectively banned Donald Trump from appearing on their network in what seems to be part of a deliberate move to throw its support behind Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

A report by the New York Times noted that Trump has not appeared on Fox News in over 100 days in what seems to be part of an intentional effort to freeze out his 2024 candidacy.

Having last appeared on Sean Hannity’s show on April 13, Trump himself complained that his old friend “doesn’t seem to be paying him much attention anymore.”

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

New York Gov. Hochul Declares ‘State of Emergency’ Over Monkeypox Virus Outbreak

Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul issued an executive order declaring a disaster in the state of New York on Friday as more individuals are reportedly testing positive for the monkeypox virus, with the largest outbreak occurring within LGBTQ communities.

The Executive Order will allow the state to respond more swiftly to the outbreak and will provide health care professionals with additional tools to increase vaccination rates among New Yorkers, according to Gov. Hochul’s Office.

[Comment: Elsewhere online I came across what I think is an interesting comment: if gays refrained from sex for three weeks, this monkeypox outbreak will end.]

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

Oklahoma Pushes Back Against School Districts That Violated Ban on Critical Race Theory

After two Oklahoma school districts violated the state’s ban on teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT), the state took action to punish them.

In response to both Tulsa Public Schools and Mustang Public Schools violating HB 1775, which “protects our children across the state from being taught revisionist history and that ‘one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex,’ or that ‘an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously,” the Oklahoma State Board of Education voted to give the schools an “accreditation with warning,” which is the third of a five-step process.

The warning will require the two districts to show that they have made the changes needed to meet the board’s standards.

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

Protester Arrested Outside Home of Federalist Society Board’s Co-Chair

Protesters angry about the Supreme Courts’ decision overturning Roe v Wade haven’t just been protesting outside the homes of conservative Justices. A handful have also been protesting in Maine outside the home of Leonard Leo, co-chair of the Federalist Society’s board of directors. Today, a man was arrested during a protest after allegedly shouting at Leo while he was with his wife and daughter.

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

Rookie Cop Dead After Being Shot by Lifelong Criminal: Police

24-year-old police officer and US Army veteran Noah Shahnavaz was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop early Sunday morning in Madison County, Indiana by a lifelong violent criminal.

Fox News Reports that around 2 am Shahnavaz stopped suspect Carl Roy Webb Boards II, who got out of his 2012 Buick LaCrosse, opened fire on the officer, and then fled the scene.

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

San Francisco Real Estate Magnate Robbed at Gunpoint, Fears City ‘On Path of Decline We May Never Recover From’

The chief executive of the world’s largest industrial landlord was robbed outside his San Francisco mansion last month and called on the mayor to address the “absolutely unacceptable” rise in violent crime in the city.

Hamid Moghadam, CEO of San Francisco-based Prologis, told the San Francisco Business Times that several men robbed him at gunpoint outside his home on June 26, taking his Patek Philippe watch. The robbery happened in the Pacific Heights neighborhood where tech investor Peter Thiel, Oracle’s Larry Ellison, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have homes.

“I recognize we live in an urban environment, but the level of crime, including violent behavior, has become absolutely unacceptable,” Moghadam wrote in a letter to San Francisco Mayor London Breed, the city’s Board of Supervisors, and Governor Gavin Newsom, demanding them to concentrate efforts on improving public safety.

“We pay some of the highest taxes, local and state, in the nation, yet we have no sense of security. Protecting public safety should be the government’s top priority — that is the foundation to a successful city,” he said.

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

Seattle Businesses Take Law Into Own Hands to Combat Homelessness, Angering Activists

Business and property owners in Seattle are installing 1-ton concrete blocks on city streets to prevent RVs and homeless encampments from forming or returning to an area.

“Individual businesses and residents are putting ecology blocks out as taking matters in their own hands because if they call the city and say there are RVs out in front of their business or out in front of their home, they can’t do anything about it,” business owner JW Harvey told The Seattle Times.

Anonymous Seattleites have hauled the massive 1 to 2-ton blocks — known as “ecology blocks” or “eco blocks” — using special equipment outside residential areas and in front of businesses to prevent RVs from parking and homeless encampments from forming.

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

Shaun King Welcomed New Show Dog After His PAC Gave Thousands to Breeder: Report

Left-wing activist Shaun King welcomed a new show dog to his family just days after his political action committee (PAC) gave thousands to a dog breeder company, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Grassroots Law PAC, a group backing political candidates who “fight to end oppressive policing, incarceration and injustice,” contributed almost $31,000 in February to Potrero Performance Dogs in California for “contractor services,” according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. But the PAC’s co-founder, King, posted on Facebook days later about “new member of the King family,” referring to a mastiff show dog bred by Potrero, according to the Free Beacon.

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

Stabbing Attack on River Tubing Party Kills Teenage Boy

Four others injured by an attacker who fled the scene

A teenager tubing on a Wisconsin river was fatally stabbed by a 52-year-old man, police say. Four other people suffered stab wounds ranging from serious to critical.

The attack happened around 3:45 p.m. Saturday near Somerset. The victims and the suspect were believed to be among about 20 people riding inner tubes on the same stretch of the Apple River. Investigators are attempting to determine whether the suspect knew the victims and what led to the stabbing, WLUK-TV reported.

The suspect, from Prior Lake, Minn., was arrested about 90 minutes later a mile away. A photo taken by a witness to the stabbings helped identify him, St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson said.

He was being held without bail in St. Croix County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, four counts of mayhem and four counts of aggravated battery and was expected to make a court appearance Monday…

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Study Finds Vaccinated People Spread COVID for a Longer Period of Time

A new study suggests that vaccinated individuals infected with COVID spread it for a longer period of time than the unvaccinated.

Researchers published their findings in the New England Journal of Medicine as a letter to the editor and appeared to have tried to downplay the variance.

“…We did not find large differences in the median duration of viral shedding among participants who were unvaccinated, those who were vaccinated but not boosted, and those who were vaccinated and boosted,” they wrote.

However, as the data indicates, the vaccinated were contagious for a longer period than the unvaccinated.

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

‘The Holes Look Human Made’: Eerie Discovery on the Ocean Floor Leaves Scientists Scratching Their Heads

Explorers discovered strange holes on the Atlantic Ocean floor during a dive July 23, leaving some scientists stumped.

The holes were a mile or deeper, and were arranged in tracks along the floor, The New York Times reported Thursday. Scientists believe the holes may be an example of “lebensspuren,” a German word for “life traces,” meaning the tracks could be the work of living organisms.

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

Trump Trolls Biden by Suggesting He Contracted Dementia, Not COVID

Donald Trump trolled Joe Biden by suggesting the president has contracted dementia, not COVID, and is considering moving to a nursing home.

Trump made the comments on Truth Social after it was revealed that the quadruple vaccinated Biden had caught COVID for the second time in the space of two weeks.

“Joe Biden’s second bout of Covid, sometimes referred to as the China Virus, was sadly misdiagnosed by his doctors. He instead has Dementia, but is happily recovering well,” Trump wrote.

“Joe is thinking of moving, part time, to one of those beautiful Wisconsin Nursing Homes, where almost 100% of the residents miraculously, and for the first time in history, had the strength and energy to vote — even if those votes were cast illegally,” he added.

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

Wyoming Voters Tell CNN ‘Hell No,’ ‘Absolutely Not’ When Asked if They Will Support Liz Cheney

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., took heat from Wyoming voters during a Friday segment of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” when asked about their support for the current congresswoman and the proposition of awarding her a fourth term in office.

“Hell no!” said one self-described Trump supporter, who later went on to defend her response by claiming that Cheney did both her constituents and the former president “dirty” through her outspoken role with the Jan. 6 House committee.

“She’s done us dirty… look at how she’s done Trump. I’m a Trump fan,” she said, adding, “she’s supposed to be supporting him. She’s a Republican, for crying out loud.”

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

Breaking Agreement to Use a Condom is Sexual Assault

America has been struggling with the entire “affirmative consent” question when it comes to sexual activity for quite a few years now. Questions of defining when “yes means yes” or “yes turns into no” have spurred debates that continue to this day. But as usual, Canada is jumping in with both feet and turning the dials up to eleven. The country’s highest court has now ruled that any man who agrees to use a condom during sex but then either doesn’t use one or removes it without his partner’s agreement is guilty of sexual assault or rape. This decision is of particular interest to a Canadian man named Ross McKenzie Kirkpatrick. He was the first person charged under this particular concept. A lower court dismissed the charges, but now he will be returning to court to defend himself against charges of rape or sexual assault. (NY Times)

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

Canadian University Job Listing Limited to ‘Equity-Seeking Groups’

On Friday, the Physics Department at the University of Guelph began its search for a new research chair, however their help wanted ad stated clearly that not everyone was welcome to apply.

Regardless of their credentials, anyone not belonging to a member of an “equity seeking group” was told to keep scrolling.

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

Deena Hinshaw Was Paid Record Cash Bonus During Height of Lockdowns

During the height of lockdowns and mandates, when Albertans were fed daily fear propaganda, CMOH Deena Hinshaw received hundreds of thousands of dollars as a cash bonus.

Last year, Hinshaw reportedly received $227,911 in “cash benefits,” nearly as much as her base salary of $363,634. This brings Hinshaw’s total annual earnings to over half a million at $591,545.

“The scale of the response to this unprecedented public health emergency required an extraordinary amount of additional work from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, the Vaccine Task force, the Pandemic Response Team and others, which is reflected in the recent disclosure,” explained Ministry of Health spokesperson Mark Feldbusch in an email.

As previously reported by The Counter Signal, earlier this year, Hinshaw admitted that Alberta Health Services (AHS) reported non-ICU patients as ICU patients throughout the pandemic.

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

Majority of Canadians Disapprove of the Trudeau Government: Poll

The majority of Canadians disapprove of the Trudeau government and have a negative view of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, according to a new poll by left-leaning pollster Abacus Data.

According to the poll, 51% of Canadians disapprove of the Trudeau government’s performance — the highest number ever recorded since Trudeau was elected in 2015.

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

Rebellious Eatery Owner Forced to Sell After ON Government Demands Pound of Flesh

Jackie Banas, the proprietor of the Wild Wing franchise in Belleville, Ontario, made a stand for medical privacy when she and her staff refused to check vaccine passports last fall. Banas, though overwhelmed with support from the public, found herself in an extended legal battle with the province.

Banas first made her opposition to health snooping when she joined the Rebel News “We Won’t Ask” campaign for businesses who rejected vaccine passports last fall.

Now, repeated COVID shutdowns, $21,000 in fines, food inflation, and now $5000 in legal costs awarded by a judge to the province have forced her from the business she loves so much.

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

Trudeau Flew 26,000 km in July Alone

Being prime minister of the second largest country on Earth often entails hopping on long flights from coast to coast to coast. With such vast distances between Canada’s major cities, the miles quickly add up.

Analysis of flight data shows that Justin Trudeau spent the majority of days in July aboard CANFORCE ONE, covering just over 26,000 kilometres.

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

Coal is Back in Record Fashion

Reports of coal shortages are not confined to Poland; demand for coal on the world markets is now truly hot.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), 8 billion tons of the black stuff will be consumed worldwide in 2022, an increase of 0.7 percent on 2021 which will also equal the record consumption of 2013. According to the IEA, that record will be broken next year.

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

Sifnos: Tragic Death of 23-Year-Old Man

Thanasis Zervas was spending his third day of holidays on the island with his friends. At some point on the beach, he suddenly felt ill and fainted.

A nearby doctor who happened to be on the beach gave him first aid until the ambulance arrived. He was taken to the Sifnos Medical Center but died 10 minutes later.

Thanasis is a student at the National Technical University of Athens, the son of pathologist Despina Kunturis and architect Thanasis Zervas.

According to details lamiareport.gr, the young man with 10 of his friends went on vacation with school friends from Lamia.

On Tuesday morning, Thanasis felt unwell. At noon, he did a self-diagnosis and saw a positive result for coronavirus. One of the groups had symptoms, but the test result was negative. In the afternoon, the group went to the beach while Thanasis stayed in the tent. Later, he went to look for friends, but he suddenly vomited, and soon after, he lost consciousness.

According to the initial report, he had a cardiac arrest.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Activists March on Duke’s Land in Kettering Warehouse Protest

About 50 activists from Extinction Rebellion trespassed onto the Boughton Estate yesterday (Sunday) to protest against controversial Kettering warehouse plans.

Environment campaigners entered fenced-off land before marching up to Boughton House for their peaceful demonstration despite pleas from security officers.

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

UK: Manchester Police Chief Admits Force Wastes Its Time Investigating People Being Offended

The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has admitted that his force regularly wastes time on investigations into people being offended by things, against the public’s wishes.

Chief Constable Stephen Watson conceded that, as he put it, Greater Manchester Police had “become too assiduous at interpreting some of the rules to mean that if anybody at any time for whatever reason is offended, there somehow needs to be a police record.”

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

Watch: Dutch Police Viciously Beat Unarmed Protesters

Video has emerged of Dutch police viciously beating a group of protesters defending a farmer mural in Almelo.

The incident began earlier today when police approached a group gathered in front of a Dutch farmer’s mural to make their voices heard and defend the mural after the mayor called for its erasure.

The protesters saw police coming and cheered in solidarity with the brave farmers currently fighting for their livelihoods.

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

Israel Begins Its War on Cash

Starting August 1, Israelis will not be able to make cash and bank check payments above 6,000 Shekels. According to the country’s Tax Authority, the law is meant to combat tax non-compliance, organized crime, and money laundering.

“We want the public to reduce the use of cash money,” said Tamar Bracha of Israel’s Tax Authority, speaking to The Media Line. “The goal is to reduce cash fluidity in the market, mainly because crime organizations tend to rely on cash. By limiting the use of it, criminal activity is much harder to carry out.”

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First Grain-Laden Ship Safely Departs Ukraine’s Odessa Port

Turkey has confirmed that the first shipment of Ukraine grain has left the port of Odessa, after six months of war-time blockages, under the UN-brokered deal to secure safe passage of grain ships signed by Moscow and Kiev last month.

“The ship Razoni has left the port of Odessa bound for Tripoli in Lebanon. It is expected in Istanbul on August 2. It will then continue its journey after it has been inspected in Istanbul,” a Turkish Defense Ministry statement said.

The Kremlin also hailed the success based on the terms laid out in Isanbul: “As for the departure of the first ship, this is very positive. A good opportunity to test the effectiveness of the mechanisms that were agreed during talks in Istanbul,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

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Putin Declares America is Russia’s Top Threat

Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Sunday signed a military document that declared the United States is the primary threat to Russian security.

It was the first update to Russia’s naval doctrine since 2015, when changes were made following Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine.

Sunday was Navy Day, a national holiday established by Putin’s decree in 2017 celebrated with a huge parade of military vessels on the Neva river in St. Petersburg, a venue chosen to honor Tsar Peter the Great for establishing Russia as a major naval power.

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Ukraine War: First Grain Ship Leaves Under Russia Deal

The first ship carrying grain has left a Ukrainian port under a landmark deal with Russia.

Turkish and Ukrainian officials say the ship left the southern port of Odesa early on Monday morning local time.

Russia has been blockading Ukrainian ports since February, but the two sides made a deal to resume shipments.

It is hoped the agreement will ease the global food crisis and lower the price of grain.

Turkey said the Sierra Leone-flagged vessel, the Razoni, would dock at the port of Tripoli in Lebanon, adding that further shipments were planned over the coming weeks.

The Joint Co-ordination Centre, set up in Istanbul under the deal, said the ship was carrying some 26,000 tonnes of corn and was expected to arrive in Turkish waters for inspection on Tuesday.

Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov told the BBC the Razoni was an important test to show the deal would work, with Turkey aiding its safe navigation through dangerous waters.

“There’s the question of mines,” he told BBC Newshour. “There are a lot of mines — starting from World War Two, in addition to mines which appeared in the Black Sea starting from February — it provides a lot of risks,” he said…

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US Takes Out Al Qaeda Leader Ayman Al Zawahiri in ‘Successful’ Afghanistan Counterterrorism Operation

President Biden announced Monday that the U.S. government killed the leader of al Qaeda, Ayman Al Zawahiri in a “successful” counterterrorism operation in Afghanistan that removes the terrorist from the battlefield “once and for all,” and degrades the terror network’s ability to operate.

The United States government, on July 30 at 9:48 p.m. ET, and 6:18 a.m. Kabul time, undertook a “precision counterterrorism operation,” killing Al Zawahiri, who served as Usama bin Laden’s deputy during the 9/11 attacks, and as his successor in 2011, following bin Laden’s death.

Biden, in an address to the American people, Monday night said “justice has been delivered,” and warned those that seek to do harm to the United States.

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China Sends New Warnings Against Taiwan Visit to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent Monday in Singapore, Chinese officials issued new and stern warnings about a potential visit to Taiwan.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying warned in a tweet Monday that “the U.S. government must honor its commitments in both word and in deed. Otherwise the U.S. government must take responsibility and bear consequences for any act” that China sees as a violation of its agreements with the U.S.

Earlier Monday, Chinese official Zhao Lijian said the Chinese military will “not sit idly by,” if Pelosi visits Taiwan, according to Reuters.

China considers Taiwan as part of its territory, although Taiwan views itself as an independent country. The U.S. has tried to support Taiwan without upsetting Beijing…

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Chinese Military Posts Video Boasting Military Might Ahead of Pelosi Trip to Taiwan

The Chinese military posted a propaganda video of its troops launching missiles, grabbing weapons, and taking off in fighter jets ahead of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

“If Pelosi insists on visiting Taiwan, China will take resolute and strong measures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters Monday, according to the New York Post.

The rhetoric comes after sources confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that Pelosi would be visiting Taiwan as part of her trip to Asia this week, which would make the House Speaker the highest ranking American official to visit the independently governed Island since then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1997.

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Navy Ships Nearby as Speaker Pelosi Set to Visit Taiwan Despite Chinese Threats

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is widely reported set to visit Taiwan on Tuesday despite warnings from China that its military would never “sit idly by” if she visited the democratic-ruled island claimed by Beijing.

The Defense Department had advised against the trip, but has forces in the region in the event of a crisis. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its strike group departed Singapore last week, and the San Diego-based USS Tripoli, an amphibious assault ship with F-35 stealth jets, was near Okinawa.

Pelosi, who represents the San Francisco area in Congress, is flying on an Air Force C-40, a military version of the Boeing 737 that is used to carry political leaders on international visits…

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Protests as More Than 80 Rape Suspects Appear at Jo’burg Court

More than 80 men suspected of the gang rapes of eight women and armed robbery of a video production crew west of Johannesburg appeared in court on Monday.

As the hearing took place, a 300-strong crowd people gathered outside the Krugersdorp Magistrates Court to express the community’s fury over the attack.

News of the rapes and robbery has angered community and women’s organisations in the area, who have complained that such incidents are rife around Krugersdorp.

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“Give Up Your Yacht Before Lecturing”: Bolsonaro Sinks Dicaprio in Titanic Twitter Thread

Brazilian President Jair Bonsonaro gave Leonardo DiCaprio a lecture in hypocrisy, telling the virtue-signaling actor that he should ‘give up his yacht before lecturing the world’ about the environment.

Of note, in January DiCaprio was pictured vacationing with friends on the $150 miullion “Vava II,” the largest yacht manufactured in Britain, which is estimated to produce 238kg of carbon dioxide per mile — as much as the average British car emits in two months.

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Prosecutors in Brazil Ask WhatsApp to Suppress Communities Feature in Order to Prevent “Misinformation”

Worried about the spread of election “misinformation” immediately after the election, Brazilian federal prosecutors have asked WhatsApp to delay the launch of Communities until January, two months after the upcoming election in October.

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in Brazil and among supporters of current President Jair Bolosonaro, who has been accused of spreading misinformation, including claiming that the electronic voting system is fraudulent.

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Italy Still Open to Illegal Immigration But Things Could Change After Sept. 25 Elections

On the island of Lampedusa, now submerged despite the efforts of Mario Draghi’s government to quickly evacuate new arrivees to Sicily or the mainland, a record was broken a few days ago with 32 boats arriving in one day. The previous record was 29 and dated from late 2020. Lampedusa, as well as Sicily and Calabria, is the target of migrants making the crossing, usually from Tunisia or Algeria, on small and medium-sized boats, without the help of NGOs and their big ships.

In Lampedusa, where the reception center is designed for 350 migrants, there were more than 1,700 at a time last week. On Thursday alone, 283 arrived while the Italian Navy evacuated 200 to Pozzallo, Sicily.

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Spain: Gang of African Illegals Arrested for Robbing, Sexually Assaulting Group of Minors

Five illegal aliens from North Africa were arrested after allegedly robbing multiple people and sexually assaulting a group of underage girls in Spain last month, according to reports.

The disturbing incidents unfolded on July 23 in Valencia, a large coastal city on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Invites New York Mayor Eric Adams and DC Mayor Bowser to the Border to See the Issues First Hand After They Said Migrants in Their City Had Created a ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to the Democrat mayors of New York City and Washington, DC on Monday inviting them to see the southwestern border crisis firsthand.

‘As you know, our nation’s southern border has become both a humanitarian and security crisis,’ Abbott wrote.

‘This crisis was created by President Biden and is one that requires immediate and decisive action to be stopped.’

It comes after both NYC Mayor Eric Adams and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser called on the federal government for help dealing with an influx of migrants that are straining their cities’ dense urban infrastructures.

A majority of those asylum-seekers were bussed to Washington, DC from Texas and Arizona because of new measures signed by the states’ Republican governors.

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Trump Slams DC Mayor Requesting Deployment of National Guard Over Influx of Illegal Immigrants

By Frank Fang of The Epoch Times

Former President Donald Trump chided Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser after she requested that the National Guard be mobilized to deal with the influx of illegal immigrants being transported from southern states.

“The Mayor of Washington, D.C., wants the National Guard to help with the thousands of Illegal Immigrants, coming from the insane Open Border, that are flooding the City, but refused National Guard help when it came to providing Security at the Capitol Building for a far larger crowd on January 6th,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social account on July 29.

“Figure that one out?” Trump asked.

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UK: Hundreds More Migrants Are Brought Ashore in Ramsgate After Being Picked Up in Channel After More Than 3,600 Made Journey in July — Taking Total This Year to 16,389

Several hundred migrants, including young children, are estimated to have been brought ashore in Ramsgate today, taking the overall number of Channel crossings to the UK this year to 16,389.

Some 3,683 made the crossing on 90 boats in July, the highest monthly total this year, with journeys taking place on 20 of the month’s 31 days, according to PA news agency analysis of government figures.

Large groups of people, including some wrapped in blankets, were seen leaving the Kent port on a double decker bus today.

This comes amid reports the Home Secretary could announce another multimillion-pound deal with France in a bid to curb Channel crossings.

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Biologically Male Trans Cheerleader Charged for Allegedly Choking a Girl Over ‘Misgendering’

A biologically male cheerleader who identifies as a girl was charged last week for allegedly choking a female teammate at a cheerleading camp after being allegedly “misgendered.”

“Well guys I’m officially retired as a cheerleader as of last night at 5:30 AM. A girl on the team was being very disrespectful and told me I am a MAN with a PENIS and that [guys] should not be on the team,” said the transgender cheerleader, Averie Chanel Medlock on Facebook.

According to Fox News, the incident occurred at Ranger College in Texas, at which the female teammate, who remains unnamed, referred to Medlock as “a man” and suggested that Medlock did not belong on the team.

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Every German Will be Able to Change Their Gender Once a Year Without the Need for Surgery

“Today is a good day for freedom and diversity in our country,” Germany’s Family Minister Lisa Paus and Justice Minister Marco Buschmann jointly announced at the beginning of July when they presented the Self-Determination Act.

It is supposed to go through the legislative process soon before the Bundestag members go on vacation. Every German will thus be able to change their gender once a year. All they have to do is stop by the registry office. The court will no longer rule on it, nor will the person have to undergo surgery.

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Gary Lineker is Cancelled

Woke imbecile Gary Lineker has finally been cancelled by the same social media mob mindset he helped create.

The lesson?

Don’t make fun of the latest ‘current thing’, or the mob will make an example out of you.

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Michigan County Prosecutors Can Enforce State’s Abortion Ban, State Court Rules

Michigan’s 91-year-old abortion ban can now be enforced after a state Court of Appeals panel ruled Monday that a state judge’s injunction blocking the ban does not apply to county prosecutors.

The state’s 83 county prosecutors can now bring felony charges against health providers who perform abortions unless the life of the mother is in danger.

The new ruling will have the largest impact on the 13 prosecutors in the state that have abortion clinics in their county. Seven of those prosecutors — all Democrats — have previously said they will not enforce the 1931 law.

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Pro-Life NY Leaders Slam Hochul, AG James for ‘Miserably’ Failing State at Reopening of ‘Firebombed’ Office

The Buffalo, New York, pregnancy center that was “firebombed” by suspected pro-abortion radicals earlier this summer officially reopened this week. CompassCare celebrated the reconstruction with a ribbon-cutting ceremony as well as stern remarks from conservative New York politicians aimed at Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul and state Attorney General Letitia James for their responses to the attack.

“What happened here was an act of terror,” New York state Sen. George Borrello said at the news conference held outside CompassCare in Buffalo on Monday morning. “Terrorists attacked this facility.”

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The Meme Police

The LGBT community is so “marginalized” that if you make fun of them online, police will literally show up to your house to arrest you.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/1/2022

  1. American democracy on the brink

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    By Lars Hedegaard

    Politically, Donald Trump has little in common with the cruel Russian Lev Trotsky, a prize communist and creator of the Red Army. But as historical figures they are similar, as they have both been cast as enemies of the people and pests that the state must fight by any means necessary. Until Stalin’s agent assassinated Trotsky in 1940, the Soviet regime’s propaganda portrayed him as the diabolical force behind all the misfortunes that befell the communist land of fortune. If a machine broke down, if there was a potato shortage, or if the peasants resisted forced collectivisation, Trotsky was the one working.

    So is Trump, who has been the terror of the ruling class since he announced his candidacy for president in 2015. Since then, American politics has essentially been about cracking down on the recalcitrant upstart who refused to abide by Deep State rules. Instead, he incited opposition to the Democratic-Republican junta that had sat so untouched in power for decades. There is no getting away from it, and even before the 2016 presidential election, the junta had mobilised its power apparatus, the FBI, the Justice Department, various NGOs, Hollywood and the obedient media to crush this evil man by any means necessary.

    Since then, American politics has been dominated by attempts to bring down Trump: the federal police, the FBI, spied on him and his supporters even before the presidential election, and Hillary Clinton fabricated and financed an alleged conspiracy between Trump and Russia which, after years of investigation, turned out to be completely unfounded. Despite this, the House of Representatives convicted him in two scandalous indictments, and now the anti-Trump campaign continues in the guise of the January 6 House of Representatives, which has been conducting a Stalinist show trial against the former president for months. The intention is clearly to set the stage for a criminal trial that will end with Trump going to jail and thus prevent him from becoming a presidential candidate in 2024.

    According to Trump, the Democratic-Republican comrade’s real target is not himself. The intent is to crush the middle class of wage earners, farmers and other small family breadwinners who have been the backbone of the constitutional republic and a bulwark against the tyranny that is the real end goal of the Deep State. Historically, America’s middle class has led the resistance to royal autocracy, fascism and communism.

    Now the enemy is the World Economic Forum and other totalitarian actors working to impose an anti-American, globalist regime in the US that will once again divide the population into masters and slaves.

    It does not matter whether the globalists call themselves Democrats or Republicans. They are also sworn enemies of the policies that Trump has sought to pursue for the benefit of workers and other petty bourgeois. One of their favorite methods has been to impoverish the middle class through politically organized inflation and an assault on civil society in the form of unrestricted immigration and the related crime and drug abuse that took the lives of more than 100,000 people last year. In this context, one must also see the ideology which those in power are trying to impose on a misguided population and which seeks to destroy the nuclear family, indoctrinate schoolchildren with socialist and sexualised propaganda and abolish the traditional definition of boys and girls. A broken and rootless people is defenceless and condemned to follow the wishes of those in power.

    For the same reason, the Biden administration is campaigning against the constitutional right of citizens to keep and bear arms. In a totalitarian state, only those in power are armed.

    Everything is used in this war against democracy. New crimes are being invented, such as questioning the election results and “contempt of Congress” – something Trump supporter Steve Bannon has just been convicted of for refusing to attend the witch trials on January 6. The Democratic-Republican powers in the House of Representatives are now demanding access to the conversations Trump has had with his lawyers and close associates, and if the lawyers and members of Trump’s staff refuse to appear for questioning, they could end up getting the same treatment as Bannon. The January 6 hearings are not about finding out the truth about anything, but about intimidating any actual or potential opponents of tyranny into submission.

    The FBI and the Justice Department are being mobilised openly and shamelessly to get at any presumptuous people.

    Republican Senator Chuck Grassley reports that several high-ranking whistleblowers in the FBI tell of a systematic abuse of the federal police and the Justice Department to persecute opponents of the regime. Over the past seven years, the senator says, the FBI has acted in the manner of the Soviet KGB and the East German Stasi.
    The regime’s rampant corruption is, of course, kept secret. It is now clear that Joe Biden’s drug-dealing son, Hunter Biden, has been running shady and lucrative deals with China, Russia and Ukraine, among others, under the guise of his father’s former position as vice president, and that the “big guy”, i.e. Joe Biden, should get 10% of the loot.

    Here, perhaps, is the explanation for the President’s lax and acquiescent policy towards China’s Communist leaders, who probably have something on him – something they may make public if he does not correct himself.

    It all hinges on the November midterm elections and the 2024 presidential election. That will determine who will hold power in the Republican Party – Trump’s America First wing or the Deep State supporters who might as well run for the Democrats.

    It is about the future of democracy and the entire West, because if the anti-democratic
    globalists win in the US, it will inevitably be our turn in Europe.

    https://www.snaphanen.dk/2022/07/30/det-amerikanske-demokrati-paa-vippen/
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  2. Ha ha ha. There is such a Russian expression “The cap is on fire on the thief”, which means “an uneasy conscious betrays itself”.

    UN Declares War on ‘Dangerous’ Conspiracy Theories: ‘The World Is NOT Secretly Manipulated By Global Elite’

    https://newspunch.com/un-declares-war-on-dangerous-conspiracy-theories-the-world-is-not-secretly-manipulated-by-global-elite/

    #ThinkBeforeSharing – Stop the spread of conspiracy theories

    https://en.unesco.org/themes/gced/thinkbeforesharing

  3. Sweden: Le Grand Remplacement

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    The conspiracy theory that became reality.
    Every third “Swedish” mother was born abroad.

    By Erling Marthinsen (Norway)

    After Renaud Camus wrote the book Le Grand Remplacement about the great replacement of Europe’s population, he was accused of pure conspiracy and all references to the theory were dismissed as right-wing extremism. But the reality can no longer be hidden.

    In Sweden, the post-democratic country that has an all-too-long border with Norway, one in three mothers is now foreign-born. The number of ethnic Swedes is falling due to low birth rates, while the immigrant population is growing rapidly. It is not only massive immigration that is affecting the demographics of the neighbouring country, writes Samnytt.

    It is not only Sweden’s exceptionally high level of mass immigration that is driving the development, but also the fact that foreign-born women account for an increasing share of the birth rate. At the same time, Swedish women are giving birth to fewer and fewer children.

    In the 1970s, only one in ten newborn children had a foreign-born mother. In cities like Malmö and Södertälje, Swedes are already in the minority.

    According to SCB forecasts, the trend will only strengthen in the coming years. It is only a matter of time before Swedes are in the minority in what was once Sweden.

    Who has children has an impact on how Swedish society develops. The trend is not promising, to say the least.

    While the proportion of foreign-born mothers is increasing, there are also considerably more of them than in the past who were born in geographically and culturally distant countries, whose children are born into parallel societies and segregation with non-Swedish values.

    At present, the proportion of immigrants is so “low” that, overall, fewer children are born than adults are dying.
    But mass immigration is still increasing the population. And soon the proportion of immigrants will reach a breaking point, where the number of births exceeds the number of deaths. Then you will have a purely immigration-driven population growth.

    This is Le Grand Remplacement in practice. The population is being replaced, as Bertold Brecht predicted.
    Brecht sarcastically suggested dissolving the people and electing a new one. Swedish politicians apparently took the sarcastic message as a recipe.

    But even the SCB, like the Norwegian SSB, tries to hide reality. The SCB’s long-term demographic forecast, unlike the current one, sees a levelling out of the proportion of foreign-born mothers, and after 2070 even a slight decrease. It is unclear what the agency bases this forecast on.

    One does not need a magic ‘Facit calculator’ to understand that with (more than even) 100,000 new ‘Swedes’ (culture enrichers) coming in every year, and with higher birth rates among foreign-born than among ethnic Swedes, the end result will be a Sweden with an ever lower proportion of ‘old Swedes’.

    Within a few decades, Swedes will be a minority in their own country. We Norwegians are heading down the same road, albeit at a slightly slower pace.
    Already one in three women giving birth is an immigrant.

    https://www.snaphanen.dk/2022/07/29/sverige-le-grand-remplacement/

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