Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/2/2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan today, prompting China to warn that there will be severe consequences for what they consider an egregious affront. In the next few days the Chinese navy will be conducting live fire exercises in the waters around Taiwan. Also, the German government declared that Germany will help Taiwan if China attacks it.

In other news, Illinois and California have followed New York’s lead and declared a state of emergency due to the monkeypox outbreak.

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

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Financial Crisis
» America’s Biggest Warehouse is Running Out of Room. It’s About to Get Worse
» Former Assistant U.S. Secretary and Investment Banker: The Truth About Digital Currencies
» Former Pfizer VP Warns of What is Happening and What to Do
» Majority of Britons Expect Cost of Living Crisis to Cause Energy Poverty Deaths, Riots
» Three in Four Millennials Are More Than $100,000 in Debt: Report
 
USA
» 210 Police, Law Enforcement Officers Shot in Line of Duty So Far This Year — Up 14% From Prior Year: FOP
» ACLU Defends Racial Discrimination in College Admissions
» Bishop Accused in Lawsuit of Abusing Child Decades Ago
» Black Bear Enters Connecticut Home, Raids Snacks From Kitchen
» Breaking: Project Veritas Reveals FBI Lists Gadsden Flag, 2a, Revolutionary War Imagery as ‘Extremist’ Symbols
» Breaking: Steve Bannon Launches Crypto-Based ‘New Financial System for Conservatives’
» Ceres Man Accused of Stabbing in McDonald’s Over Rude Comment
» Chicago 911 Dispatcher Resigns, Blasts Mayor Lightfoot’s ‘Lies and Corruption’: ‘I Don’t Stand for That’
» Chuck Norris Op-Ed: When My Hero Faced Off Against Real Russian Assassins
» Climate Protest Blocks Busy Boston Street
» Criminal Complaint Details What Allegedly Led Up to Apple River Stabbing
» Ex-Con Charged With Shooting Gun Into Hollywood Farmers’ Market
» ‘Experts’ Warn Cold Showers Now Cause Heart Attacks
» FEMA Report: US Might be 10 Years Off Electricity Grid After ‘Perfect Solar Storm’
» Gay Orgies Go Ahead in San Francisco Despite Monkeypox Public Health Emergency
» George Soros Says Liberal Prosecutors Not to Blame for Crime Spike, Vows Continued Support
» ‘He Shot My Arm Off’: Elderly Shop Owner Defends Himself Against Robbers
» Must See: Tucker Carlson Blasts Biden for Bragging About Killing Al Qaeda Head
» New Jersey is Accused of Keeping a Database of DNA From Babies, To Use for Solving Crimes and More
» NYC Woman Who Filed $10m Lawsuit Against Mafia Family Over Son’s Vicious Murder Dies in Brooklyn Car Crash
» Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds State’s No-Excuses Mail-in Ballot Law in Blow to GOP
» Report Reveals the Climate Alarmists’ Propaganda Machine is No Match for a Small Group of Honest Scientists and Academics
» Reuters Just Fact Checked a Joe Biden Ice Cream Meme
» Revealed: Paul Pelosi Allegedly Had Drugs in System During DUI Crash
» Ron DeSantis: People Are Moving to Florida Adopting a Freedom Mindset
» Several US States Declare Monkeypox State of Emergency
» Vaccine That Spreads ‘Like a Virus’ Being Developed
» Video: Fauci Complains That Americans Will Not “Adhere” to Authorities
» Want to Know What’s Inside the Vaccine Vials?
» Will a Future “Home-Grown” Terrorist be Raised in Houston? Video Suggests the Answer is Yes
 
Canada
» 76-Year-Old Man Arrested Because His Mask Slid Down as He Slept on Westjet Flight
» Canada’s Vaccine Passport Faces Federal Privacy Investigation
» Conservatives Fundraise More Than Liberals and NDP Combined in Second Quarter of 2022
» Poilievre and Baber Slam U of T’s Renewed Vaccine Mandate
» Six Canadian Doctors Die Suddenly Within Two Weeks
 
Europe and the EU
» A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
» Austria: Mother of Islamic Extremist Runs Over Elite Unit Cops During Arrest
» Czechs Want Energy Crisis Solved Before Focusing on Ukraine, Survey Shows
» Demographic Disaster: Young Adult Marriage Falls to Record Low in Germany
» Freedom for Now: France and Austria Lift Almost All Remaining Lockdown Rules
» Pharmaceutical Companies Behind Appeal to Swiss Federal Council for Monkeypox Vaccines
» Thanks to the Rise of the Right France Drops Corona Measures
» The Unseen Side of Depopulation in Lithuania
» Trump Meets With Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
» UK: Brother of 2017 Manchester Bomber Wanted After Defying British Court
» UK: Premier League Footballers Likely to Stop ‘Taking a Knee’ For BLM
 
Russia
» Russia-Ukraine War: Himars Shows US Now Directly Involved in the War, Says Kremlin
» Russia Accuses US of Direct Role in Ukraine War
» Russia Wants to Crack Down on Copyright Law Being Used to Censor Content
» YouTube Executive: Censorship of Russian Disinformation is “A Constant Ongoing Endeavor”
 
South Asia
» Serial Liar Joe Biden Brags US Killed Al-Qaeda Leader Al-Zawahiri, But He Was Also Reported Dead 2 Years Ago
 
Far East
» Breaking: Nancy Pelosi Lands in Taiwan Despite Warnings
» Germany Promises to Help Taiwan if China Attacks
» Taiwan: Nancy Pelosi Trip Labelled as ‘Extremely Dangerous’ by Beijing
» US House Speaker Pelosi Lands in Taiwan, Defying China Warnings: 10 Points
 
Australia — Pacific
» Aboriginal Senator Jacinta Price Blasts Greens Politician’s ‘Immaturity’ After She Threw Up a Black Power Salute and Refused to Pledge Allegiance to the ‘Colonising’ Queen: ‘Don’t Take the Job’
» Aboriginal Senator Jacinta Price Slams Idea of an ‘Indigenous Voice’ In Parliament as ‘Just Another Layer of Bureaucracy’ — As She Explains Why it Won’t Help First Nations People
» Australian Senator Denounces the WEF and Its Supporters
» Hollywood Actor Dev Patel Witnesses Horrific Moment Woman Stabs Man in the Chest Outside a Petrol Station During the Slumdog Millionaire Star’s Latest Visit to Australia
» New Zealand Plans to Tax Farmers for Livestock Burps
» New Zealand Braces for Wave of Anti-Government Protests
 
Immigration
» Another Boston Tea Party? MA Patriots Organize Revolution Over Illegal Alien Driver’s Licenses
» Lara Logan Drops Shocking But Unsurprising Revelation
» Lithuania Won’t Back Down on Migrant Pushback Law — Minister
» Nearly 700 Migrants Tried to Cross the English Channel on Monday — the Highest Number on a Single Day This Year — Bringing Total to More Than 17,000 for 2022
» NGO Demands Germany Halt Deportations to the Dangerous Country of… Poland
» Record-Breaking Migrant Numbers at the Austrian Border as Officials Expect New Wave
» UK: People Smugglers Use Social Media to Advertise Channel Dinghy Crossings for Up to £5,500 Per Trip, Probe Shows… But One Trafficker is Offering a Cut-Price ‘Summer Sale’ Deal for £3,500
 
Culture Wars
» Abortions Plummeted in Poland Last Year as Consequence of Constitutional Verdict Takes Effect
» Beyonce Cancelled by Word Police for Saying ‘Spaz’
» Garland Announces First DOJ Lawsuit to Protect Abortion Access
» Global Elite Organization Wants You to Know ‘The World is Not Secretly Manipulated by Global Elite’
» Hulu Movie Not Okay’s “Unlikeable Female Protagonist” Trigger Warning is Real
» Ithaca Library Hosts 4 Week ‘Drag Teen’ Series
» Pennsylvania Dept. of Education Says Kids Can Identify as Transgender as Young as Age 3
» Proposed Law Will Allow Germans to Change Their Name & Gender Once a Year
» UK: ‘I Now Know That I Am Not a Trans Man’: Woman, 26, Who Underwent Double Mastectomy and Hormone Therapy to Become Male After Just Two Hours of Counselling Tells of Her Regret as She Begins Detransitioning Back to Female
» UK: Protests and Counter-Protests at Cornwall Libraries as Drag Queen Reads to Kids
 

America’s Biggest Warehouse is Running Out of Room. It’s About to Get Worse

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Aug 2 (Reuters) — America’s largest warehouse market is full as major U.S. retailers warn of slowing sales of the clothing, electronics, furniture and other goods that have packed the distribution centers east of Los Angeles.

The merchandise keeps flooding in from across the Pacific, and for one of the busiest U.S. warehouse complexes, things are about to get worse.

Experts have warned the U.S. supply chain would get hit by the “bullwhip effect” if companies panic-ordered goods to keep shelves full and got caught out by a downturn in demand while shipments were still arriving from Asia.

In the largest U.S. warehouse and distribution market — stretching east from Los Angeles to the area known as the “Inland Empire” — that moment appears to have arrived.

“We’re feeling the sting of the bullwhip,” said Alan Amling, a supply-chain professor at the University of Tennessee.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Former Assistant U.S. Secretary and Investment Banker: The Truth About Digital Currencies

“If they don’t want you to be able to use your money more than five miles from your home, that’s it! Your money will turn off five miles from your home.”

Over the past two and a half years, we’ve been fast-tracked towards an authoritarian regime. The state has perpetually puts us in a ‘state of emergency,’ giving them the power to bypass legislation and govern by decree.

The end goal, it seems, through all of this is to set up a control system akin to China’s here in the West, and one of the key measures to reach this objective is the implementation of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

You don’t often see central bankers speak honestly, but BIS General Manager Augustin Carsten, in October of 2020, explained the “huge difference” between cash and CBDC.

“In cash, we don’t know who’s using a $100 bill today; we don’t know who is using a 1000 peso bill today. A key difference with the CBDC is that central bank will have absolute control on the rules and regulations that will determine the use of that expression of central bank liability. And also we will have the technology to enforce that. Those two issues are extremely important, and that makes a huge difference with respect to what cash is.”

This clip, Catherine Austin Fitts says is “The only time in my life I’ve ever seen a central banker be 100% honest. It’s quite remarkable.”

CBDC is a critical part of the ‘Digital Transaction Control Grid’ they’re trying to put into place, and Catherine describes what it would look like, if established, for everyday citizens.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Former Pfizer VP Warns of What is Happening and What to Do

Let’s give Dr. Yeadon the megaphone. Here’s what what he had to say about the emerging control grid:

1. The global COVID fraud has as its goals totalitarian control.

2. Part of that control is mediated by forcing everyone to have & to present mandatory digital ID…

3. The balance can be forced to accept mandatory digital ID by specifying it’s required to gain access to a restricted but essential resource, such as food or gasoline. I believe that’s why both are under threat so that such rationing could be introduced & we’d have no easy way to argue against it.

4. Once we’re all using such digital ID, the crooks could declare another pandemic virus & mandate vaccination as a condition of continuing validity of this ID (no jab, no gas / food).

5. The other element of the control grid is cashless digital currency. At the drop of a hat, I believe we’ll be told that all confidence in existing sovereign currencies has been lost… I don’t know how this will pan out, but… We’ll get a wholly inadequate UBI & there’ll be no mechanism for appeal.

What to do?

A. STOP pretending everything is OK, that it’s just a virus, government has got this & soon everything will return to normal. Not going to happen. We’re under attack by the 0.0001% everywhere. If not stopped, we will sleepwalk through the gates of hell, a one-way trip to digital dystopia…

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Majority of Britons Expect Cost of Living Crisis to Cause Energy Poverty Deaths, Riots

A majority of Britons fear the energy and cost of living crisis will end with people unable to heat their homes in winter dying and riots on the streets.

Polling commissioned by the More in Common group — whose director Luke Tryl said the results should be “a wake-up call to our next Prime Minister” that “people want help now” — found that some almost nine-tenths of Britons believe the crisis will impact their day to day lives. Shockingly, around three-quarters believe there will be deaths this winter as people find themselves unable to afford their heating bills and succumb to the cold.

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

Three in Four Millennials Are More Than $100,000 in Debt: Report

A large majority of millennials have accumulated over $100,000 in debt outside of a mortgage, according to a recent study.

A study by Real Estate Witch found that 72% of millennials had some form of debt other than a mortgage and, on average, owed $117,000.

A majority of millennials in debt, 67%, had some form of credit card debt, averaging $5,349 while 48% had student loans, averaging $126,993. Moreover, millennials on average spend nearly half of their monthly income, 47%, on housing alone.

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

210 Police, Law Enforcement Officers Shot in Line of Duty So Far This Year — Up 14% From Prior Year: FOP

At least 210 law enforcement officers had been shot nationwide as of July 31 — up 14% from the same time in 2021, the National Fraternity of Police reported.

Of the 210 law enforcement officers wounded as of midnight on the last day of July, 39 were killed, the national police union reported. Meanwhile, 71 officers were shot as a result of 46 “ambush-style attacks,” which claimed the lives of 18 members of law enforcement, the group found.

National FOP President Patrick Yoes said the number of officers who are shot and killed in the line of duty is “outpacing last year’s historic number[s].”

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

ACLU Defends Racial Discrimination in College Admissions

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was met with sharp criticism on Tuesday when it announced they would be advocating for racial discrimination in college admissions.

“BREAKING: We filed an amicus brief today urging the Supreme Court to protect universities’ ability to consider race in college admissions,” read the announcement from the ACLU’s official Twitter account.

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

Bishop Accused in Lawsuit of Abusing Child Decades Ago

BOSTON — A former parishioner at a Massachusetts church has filed a lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused as a child more than 30 years ago by a Roman Catholic priest who is now an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Detroit.

The plaintiff, identified in court documents as John Doe No. 12, was a 12-year-old parishioner at Saint Mary of the Sacred Heart Parish in Lynn in 1989 and 1990 when he was sexually assaulted about 25 times by Paul Fitzpatrick Russell, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in Boston.

The Archdiocese of Detroit in a statement said Russell denied the allegations.

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

Black Bear Enters Connecticut Home, Raids Snacks From Kitchen

Aug. 1 (UPI) — A Connecticut man doing yard work at his home went inside for a drink and found a black bear snacking in his kitchen.

Christine Vannie of West Hartford said her husband, Bill, was working in the yard Sunday morning and decided to go inside for a drink.

The man went into his kitchen and found a black bear eating marshmallows and peanut butter crackers that had been left on a counter top.

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

Breaking: Project Veritas Reveals FBI Lists Gadsden Flag, 2a, Revolutionary War Imagery as ‘Extremist’ Symbols

On Tuesday, Project Veritas released leaked documents from the FBI outlining symbols they say are commonly used by “Anti-Government or Anti-Authority Violent Extremists,” noting specifically “Militia Violent Extremists” (MVE).

The leaked document, obtained through an FBI whistleblower, lists numerous symbols, historic references, common phrases, and military networks that Militia Violent Extremists may use or associate with.

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

Breaking: Steve Bannon Launches Crypto-Based ‘New Financial System for Conservatives’

Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon has announced that he has launched the “first phase” of a “new financial system for conservatives” based on blockchain and cryptocurrency technology.

According to the Freedom Jobs Business Organization website, the project, as the name suggests, aims to provide freedom, jobs, and business to conservatives through “security and ownership of data by administering the mechanisms of a trustless, transparent, and decentralized system,” creating peer-to-peer and business-to-business product and protocols built on blockchain technology, and notes that “digitalizing real-world assets is the finance of the future.”

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

Ceres Man Accused of Stabbing in McDonald’s Over Rude Comment

A Ceres man was arrested Monday night after he allegedly stabbed a man who made an offensive comment to his wife inside a McDonald’s.

The wife, a DoorDash driver, was picking up food at the McDonald’s on East Hatch Road around 8 p.m. while her husband waited in the car, Sgt. Keith Griebel said.

When the wife went inside the McDonald’s, a 34-year-old male customer made a comment to her that she found offensive. Griebel did not know what the comment was but said the woman went out to her vehicle, where her husband was waiting, and told him about it.

The husband, identified as 38-year-old Brandon Sells, went inside the McDonald’s, where he got into a fight with the 34-year-old man. Griebel said Sells allegedly stabbed the man in the torso, then fled the scene with his wife.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he is listed in critical but stable condition, according to a news release.

Ceres police found Sells and his wife at their home in the 2000 block of Fifth Street in Ceres. Sells was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago 911 Dispatcher Resigns, Blasts Mayor Lightfoot’s ‘Lies and Corruption’: ‘I Don’t Stand for That’

A Chicago 911 dispatcher said Tuesday he has resigned from his job over what he sees as a lack of support for law enforcement from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other city officials.

Keith Thornton Jr., joined “Fox & Friends First” to discuss the lawlessness and out-of-control crime that led him to resign from his role as a dispatcher.

“There is no transparency from the city hall here in Chicago and just a very negligent administration. It was just time. I’m tired of it,” he said, calling out “revolving door” bail policies.

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

Chuck Norris Op-Ed: When My Hero Faced Off Against Real Russian Assassins

When I was growing up, my family was very poor. America was still recovering from the Great Depression, and we were fighting in World War II. Because of my alcoholic father’s irresponsibility, we moved a lot and lived in several places, including Oklahoma, California and Arizona. But Mom and God provided all the security my two brothers and I ultimately needed.

I was born in Ryan, Oklahoma, then lived out my earliest years in the rural town of Wilson. It was and still is a small town in Carter County. Believe it or not, in 1940 (the year I was born), it had a population of 1,700. At the 2010 census, its population was still only 1,724 people.

For many years, Wilson used to have a tall water tower that soared over the town with the words on it, “Home of Chuck Norris.” That was very kind of the residents of Wilson. I still have a lot of love for the people there…

[Leveraging Chuck Norris’s popularity in middle America, a major insurance company ran this clever 30 second ad:

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/Ah1L/unitedhealthcare-lunch-with-chuck-featuring-chuck-norris ]

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Climate Protest Blocks Busy Boston Street

BOSTON (WHDH) — Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion held a protest outside Park Station, with many protestors lying down in the middle of Tremont Street, blocking traffic during rush hour.

Event organizers said they want the government to take action to avoid a climate disaster.

Boston Police blocked off the street and redirected traffic as protestors laid on the pavement by Boston Common.

Protesters later cleared the area and traffic returned to normal around 7 p.m.

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

Criminal Complaint Details What Allegedly Led Up to Apple River Stabbing

SOMERSET (WQOW) — The criminal complaint against Nicolea Miu describes what law enforcement say took place on the Apple River in Somerset on Saturday.

Related: $1M cash bond set for man charged with homicide, attempted homicide in Apple River stabbing

According to the criminal complaint:

Miu was tubing on the river Saturday with friends and his wife. One of his friends lost their phone, and Miu went to go look for it using his snorkeling gear. He told investigators that another group tubing down the river seemed to have found something, and when he asked if they found the phone, they began yelling at him.

Video of the scene showed Miu had grabbed onto a party’s tubes, and the group was yelling at him to get away. He walked away, stopped and said something back, and walked away again. More people began yelling at him to get away, with Miu eventually being surrounded on three sides. The criminal complaint notes there was time and opportunities for him to leave the confrontation.

The complaint notes that the camera pans away from Miu, and during that time a commotion starts and multiple people converged toward him. When the camera pans back, Miu is falling backward into the water where he is then slapped.

As he gets to his feet, he is holding the knife, but is shoved back into the water. When he tried to stand again, Miu stabbed the person who is pushing him again into the water.

“There was enough blood in the river that the water turned a red tint in places,” the criminal complaint states.

Witnesses said the first punch was thrown by Miu, when he struck a woman on the left side of her face, and that he was then struck by a male. Miu said he was hit first and pushed by the group.

Miu describes the incident to investigators as self defense, and that he did not recall what happened other than having been in self-defense mode. He said leading up to this, people were calling him a child molester, which he denied. He said someone tried to pull down his swim trunks, and that someone removed and threw his goggles. He also told investigators he saw two knives among the group of people confronting him.

Miu said he took the action he did because he feared for his life.

When he got away from the fight, he returned to tubing with his group, not telling them what happened because he did not know what to say, and did not want his group to confront those who attacked him.

911 reports from people said there were four or five victims, and one had their intestines hanging out. When deputies arrived, one of those victims did not have vital signs, and was pronounced dead at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minn.

Miu was charged Monday with first degree intentional homicide, and four counts of attempted first degree intentional homicide. He faces a lifetime in prison if convicted, plus an additional 60 years for each attempted homicide count.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Ex-Con Charged With Shooting Gun Into Hollywood Farmers’ Market

LOS ANGELES — Criminal charges have been filed against an ex-convict who allegedly fired shots near the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, causing the popular establishment to shut down, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Joseph DeLaCruz, 42, is charged with one felony count each of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, first-degree burglary with a person present, criminal threats, possession of a firearm by a felon, unlawful possession of ammunition, vandalism causing $400 or more in damage or destruction of property and discharge of a firearm with gross negligence, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

DeLaCruz allegedly threatened a woman with a gun on Sunday and later began shooting from his apartment’s balcony in the 1600 block of Cosmo Street, one block east of the intersection of Cahuenga and Hollywood boulevards, damaging buildings and a vehicle, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Officers arrived to see the suspect yelling and throwing out items from the balcony of his apartment, Los Angeles police said. No injuries were reported.

“It’s extremely fortunate that no one was injured in this brazen act of violence,” District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement announcing the charges against DeLaCruz.

“We cannot tolerate the indiscriminate firing of a weapon into an area frequented by so many innocent members of our community. Everyone should be able to enjoy a Sunday morning without being worried about being struck by a random bullet.”…

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

‘Experts’ Warn Cold Showers Now Cause Heart Attacks

Experts have discovered that taking cold showers could cause young, healthy adults to suffer heart attacks and drop dead.

The alarming discovery doesn’t take into account the vaccination status of these individuals.

If you did a google search just a few weeks ago of the benefits of taking cold showers, you would find numerous studies showing how healthy they are.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

FEMA Report: US Might be 10 Years Off Electricity Grid After ‘Perfect Solar Storm’

The 36-page report was posted this month at GovernmentAttic.org, which uncovers old government documents that often are acquired via Freedom of Information Act requests. The 2010 document was titled, “Mitigation strategies for FEMA command, control, and communications during and after a solar superstorm.”

The storm that hit Earth in 1859 was dubbed the Carrington Event and caught telegraph machines — the most advanced technology of the day — on fire.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Gay Orgies Go Ahead in San Francisco Despite Monkeypox Public Health Emergency

After declaring a public health emergency over monkeypox, authorities in San Francisco still encouraged men to participate in gay orgies.

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

George Soros Says Liberal Prosecutors Not to Blame for Crime Spike, Vows Continued Support

Liberal mega donor George Soros pledged that he has “no intention” of slowing down his donations to progressive district attorneys and dismissed the notion their policies were to blame for crime spikes nationwide.

“Some politicians and pundits have tried to blame recent spikes in crime on the policies of reform-minded prosecutors,” Soros wrote in an op-ed published Sunday in the Wall Street Journal. “The research I’ve seen says otherwise. The most rigorous academic study, analyzing data across 35 jurisdictions, shows no connection between the election of reform-minded prosecutors and local crime rates.”

Soros attempted to make the case that policies implemented by prosecutors he has donated millions of dollars to, including New York City District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, have been “popular” and “effective.”

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

‘He Shot My Arm Off’: Elderly Shop Owner Defends Himself Against Robbers

Yet another incident of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun took place east of Los Angeles over the weekend.

On Sunday, an elderly shop owner confronted a gang of armed would-be robbers, shooting one of them in the arm, causing them to flee.

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

Must See: Tucker Carlson Blasts Biden for Bragging About Killing Al Qaeda Head

Fox News host Tucker Carlson took Joe Biden to task for bragging Monday night about killing Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, noting that Biden really has no right to boast about anything to do with Afghanistan.

“It takes a lot of brass to brag about Afghanistan, or even mention the word,” Carlson urged, comparing Biden’s botched withdrawal from the country to the Monica Lewinsky scandal for Bill Clinton.

“His withdrawal from that country almost a year ago was the single most humiliating moment in American foreign policy since the fall of Saigon in April 1975,” Carlson added.

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

New Jersey is Accused of Keeping a Database of DNA From Babies, To Use for Solving Crimes and More

New Jersey police are facing a lawsuit on suspicion of obtaining blood samples taken from babies for disease screening purposes and doing this without a warrant to use the results of DNA analyses to help in investigations against the parents.

The legal action was launched by the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender (OPD) and the first hearing is set to take place on September 8. The Office initially tried to learn more about the practice through public records law requests, but these were denied on two occasions.

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

NYC Woman Who Filed $10m Lawsuit Against Mafia Family Over Son’s Vicious Murder Dies in Brooklyn Car Crash

A New York City woman who filed a $10 million civil lawsuit against members of a Mafia organized crime family who escaped life sentences in connection to her son’s vicious murder decades ago has reportedly died in a Brooklyn car crash.

Rose Gargano, 70, of Brooklyn, was driving south on Third Ave. at about 3:42 p.m. on Friday when she lost control of the wheel.

The 2020 Range Rover she was operating veered to the left, hopped a curb and barreled into a stanchion for the elevated highway undergoing construction near 52nd Street, according to local news reports, citing the New York Police Department’s Highway Investigation Squad.

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

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds State’s No-Excuses Mail-in Ballot Law in Blow to GOP

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the 2019 law expanding the state’s mail-in voting was constitutional, overruling Republicans who argued no-excuse absentee voting should be outlawed.

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

Report Reveals the Climate Alarmists’ Propaganda Machine is No Match for a Small Group of Honest Scientists and Academics

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (“ISD”), a Gates/Soros-funded think tank, has been engaged in monitoring those who question or contradict their “climate change” narrative.

Their 115-page report titled ‘Deny, Deceive, Delay: Documenting and Responding to Climate Disinformation at COP26 & Beyond’ was published on 9 June 2022 and reads more like an admission their climate alarmist propaganda has failed and, as we previously wrote, the real experts are restoring the scientific definition of “climate change.”

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Reuters Just Fact Checked a Joe Biden Ice Cream Meme

Reuters news agency has ‘fact checked’ a meme that shows Joe Biden wandering around looking lost while ice cream truck music (that someone dubbed over the top) plays in the background.

The footage is taken from an appearance by Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden last year at a school in Washington DC.

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

Revealed: Paul Pelosi Allegedly Had Drugs in System During DUI Crash

Shocking revelations surrounding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband were brought to light on Tuesday when court documents revealed that Paul Pelosi allegedly had a drug in his system when he was arrested on DUI charges in May.

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

Ron DeSantis: People Are Moving to Florida Adopting a Freedom Mindset

Rebel News traveled to the Florida state capitol in Tallahassee, FL on July 19 and spoke to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in an exclusive interview.

One of the topics discussed during the interview was ensuring people moving to the state would adopt a freedom mindset. Florida saw the most amount of people moving into the state from other locations throughout the United States last year, with many people from New York, California, and other Democrat states leaving to Florida.

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

Several US States Declare Monkeypox State of Emergency

Several states in the US have declared a state of emergency over monkeypox despite low case counts and the low transmissibility of the virus.

Yesterday, Illinois and California joined New York in declaring monkeypox an emergency.

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

Vaccine That Spreads ‘Like a Virus’ Being Developed

A team of Bill-Gates linked research scientists have announced they are developing a vaccine that spreads “like a virus,” meaning people will “catch” the vaccine like they would a cold or flu, and without consenting to vaccination.

The research is being subsidized by high-profile funding organizations, including the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), which has longstanding and close financial ties to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Self-spreading vaccines have roots in efforts to reduce pest populations.

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Video: Fauci Complains That Americans Will Not “Adhere” to Authorities

Anthony Fauci complained Monday that Americans are refusing to “adhere” to COVID restrictions, while asserting that everyone should STILL be wearing masks indoors.

Fauci made the comments during an interview with Katie Couric, blaming “misinformation” for influencing people to ditch face coverings and avoid vaccines.

“Unfortunately, given the fatigue that we’re at in this country from 2 1/2 years of this, everyone is tired of it,” Fauci whined.

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Want to Know What’s Inside the Vaccine Vials?

One of my colleagues did mass spectrometry on 4 vaccine vials: two from Moderna and two from Pfizer.

He found PEG, but no phosphorus which means he found the lipid nanoparticles, but no payload or preservative. A bunch of blanks. No mRNA.

Some people speculate that it’s because there was breakdown of the mRNA because it wasn’t kept at temperature. Nice theory, but that would violate the laws of physics: stable elements don’t break down. If there was mRNA in the vials, we’d find phosphorus, it doesn’t matter if the strands are broken or degraded. Stable elements don’t degrade.

Do I believe all the vials are blanks? No! If they were all blanks, we wouldn’t have this many vaccine injured.

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Will a Future “Home-Grown” Terrorist be Raised in Houston? Video Suggests the Answer is Yes

More good news from the diversity-is-our-strength beat: Shi’a Muslim kids in Houston are singing allegiance to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran. The wee Mohammedans also sing of martyrdom with such lyrics as “Don’t look at my young age,” “I will be your soldier,” “I make an oath. One day when you need me, I will be your martyr.”

But all that’s nothing to worry about, a Shi’a Muslim political science professor assured an earnest scribe for the Houston Chronicle. The real worry isn’t that one of the diminutive fanatics will grow up to blow up a building. Rather, it’s the ever-menacing “Islamophobia” and ensuing backlash the video will create.

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76-Year-Old Man Arrested Because His Mask Slid Down as He Slept on Westjet Flight

Despite the world doing its best to move on from the nightmare of COVID-19 government overreach, some overzealous and radicalized pandemic restriction enforcers are hellbent on keeping us locked down forever.

While one might understand airlines taking additional cautionary measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus at the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, with early alarmists suggesting we might be looking at a Spanish Flu-caliber epidemic, the ongoing enforcement of restrictions by Canadian airlines and the Trudeau government’s apprehension to allow unvaccinated air travel well after most of the world had dropped vaccine mandates is indicative of an ideological, rather than scientific, agenda.

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Canada’s Vaccine Passport Faces Federal Privacy Investigation

One of those privacy and otherwise intrusive “temporary and voluntary” pandemic measures that governments at some point turned mandatory, and are now working hard to make permanent, is Canada’s ArriveCan app.

But the authorities’ intent to continue to mandate the use of the app for travel well past its “expiry date” is facing more and more opposition, which has now resulted in an official investigation.

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Conservatives Fundraise More Than Liberals and NDP Combined in Second Quarter of 2022

The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) has fundraised more money than the federal Liberals and NDP combined.

Data released by Elections Canada reveals that the Conservatives were able to raise nearly $4.4 million dollars in the 2022 second quarter.

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Poilievre and Baber Slam U of T’s Renewed Vaccine Mandate

Conservative leadership candidates Pierre Poilievre and Roman Baber slammed the University of Toronto’s decision to mandate Covid-19 vaccine boosters for students and staff living in residences.

On Thursday, the university’s vice-president and provost Cheryl Regehr and the vice-president of people strategy, equity and culture Kelly Hannah-Moffat announced that the university would be reinstating its vaccine mandate.

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Six Canadian Doctors Die Suddenly Within Two Weeks

A previously unheard-of phenomenon called Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) has received a lot of attention in recent months.

Ontario Doctors are not immune to this recent rise in SADS cases. As evidenced by The Epoch Times, it details the sixth Doctor that died suddenly in late July, 27-year-old Doctor Candace Nayman.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A fascinating pair of photos taking during a cycling accident at the Commonwealth Games has provided a fascinating insight into modern masculinity.

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Austria: Mother of Islamic Extremist Runs Over Elite Unit Cops During Arrest

Two members of Austria’s elite Cobra police unit were injured Saturday after the mother of a wanted Islamic extremist hit them with her vehicle as officers were trying to arrest her son.

The incident took place on Saturday in the town of Sellrain near Innsbruck after Austrian authorities had been given a tip by a foreign intelligence agency that the 18-year-old Turkish-born man had threatened to cut the heads off of police officers in posts online.

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Czechs Want Energy Crisis Solved Before Focusing on Ukraine, Survey Shows

As Czechia completes the first month of its EU presidency, a survey by the STEM agency showed that Czechs would prefer the government use this role to solve the energy crisis over worrying too much about the post-war recovery of Ukraine.

The most important task of the Czech presidency is considered by 79 percent of those surveyed to be “solving the social impacts of the energy crisis.” This topic has a universal response across society, even among opponents of European integration.

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Demographic Disaster: Young Adult Marriage Falls to Record Low in Germany

The number of married young adults has fallen to a record low amid the growing demographic disaster in Germany, the country’s official statistician has revealed.

In a report on the lifestyles of 15 to 24-year-olds in Germany, government statistical office Destatis disclosed on Monday that the number of married people in that age group fell to its lowest level since records began after German reunification in 1991.

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Freedom for Now: France and Austria Lift Almost All Remaining Lockdown Rules

Authorities in both Austria and France have finally lifted almost all remaining COVID-19 lockdown rules in place in their countries.

After having used a wide variety of coercive measures to try and force individuals to get vaccinated, both France and Austria have finally pulled the plug on their COVID-19 lockdown rules, with the states leaving only a few small measures in place designed to curb new outbreaks.

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Pharmaceutical Companies Behind Appeal to Swiss Federal Council for Monkeypox Vaccines

Because the monkeypox vaccination is not yet available in Switzerland, queer organizations are now collecting signatures to petition the government. Has the Swiss health authority underestimated the situation?

The Swiss queer organization Checkpoint Zurich distributed a picture showing Swiss Health Minister Alain Berset with monkeypox. However, behind the organization are pharmaceutical companies.

That monkeypox particularly affects men who have sex with men, is denied by Checkpoint Zurich. “Mr. Berset, monkeypox can affect anyone.” The health center for queer people is currently demanding that Alain Berset, the Swiss Minister of Health act because according to them, the situation is serious.

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Thanks to the Rise of the Right France Drops Corona Measures

For trips to France, the conditions imposed during the Corona “pandemic” have been lifted. As of this week, proof of Corona shots, a negative test or a recovered status is no longer required. In France, a number of special rules for the fight against the lab-made virus were lifted at the turn of the month.

So far, travelers entering the country either had to be “fully vaccinated” or be able to show a current negative Corona test. For travelers from the EU and some other countries, proof of a recently recovered infection was also accepted. This is now no longer necessary. However, if new dangerous virus variants emerge, the government could order visitors to present a negative test before boarding a plane to France.

The lifting of the previous restrictions is a direct consequence of the recent general election, which weakened Macron’s left camp and increased the number of elected representatives of the right-wing Rassemblement National (formerly the Front National) tenfold.

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The Unseen Side of Depopulation in Lithuania

Every year, the Lithuanian state sells hundreds of properties whose owners have passed away without any heirs. These include prime real estate in central Vilnius as well as low-value homes in the provinces. Part of the reason is Lithuania’s deteriorating demographic situation, says a researcher.

Miroslavas, an employee of the state property management fund Turto Bankas, shows around an apartment in one of Vilnius’ residential neighbourhoods. Its owner has recently passed away and, in the absence of a will and close relatives, it has been taken over by the state,

“The apartment is already being appraised,” he says.

The Lithuanian state thus “inherits” about 400 apartments, houses, garages, warehouses, garden sheds and other pieces of real estate every year. In one-third of the cases, the properties are co-owned with other people.

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Trump Meets With Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to discuss world issues and celebrate his recent reelection.

“Great spending time with my friend, Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary,” Trump said in a statement. “We discussed many interesting topics—few people know as much about what is going on in the world today. We were also celebrating his great electoral victory in April.”

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UK: Brother of 2017 Manchester Bomber Wanted After Defying British Court

Aug. 2 (UPI) — An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for a brother of the man who bombed Britain’s Manchester Arena in 2017 after the older sibling failed to appear in court for a separate inquiry into the attack.

Officials said the brother, Ismail Abedi, is on the run after refusing to cooperate in the case and defied an order from Manchester Magistrates Court.

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UK: Premier League Footballers Likely to Stop ‘Taking a Knee’ For BLM

Premier League footballers are likely to stop ‘taking a knee’ this upcoming season after the gesture lost impact following a number of damaging revelations about Black Lives Matter.

The virtue signaling gesture began being performed in June 2020, shortly after the death of George Floyd and amidst innumerable violent riots in the United States which claimed dozens of lives.

However, despite football pundits claiming the gesture merely represented an “anti-racism” stance and had nothing to do with BLM, it was born out of police officers and other public figures displaying it to show deference to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Russia-Ukraine War: Himars Shows US Now Directly Involved in the War, Says Kremlin

Moscow has accused the United States of being “directly involved” in the war in Ukraine by providing Kyiv with real-time advice on Russian targets.

Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian defence ministry, on Tuesday quoted a Telegraph interview with a top Ukrainian intelligence official who said Britain and the US have helped Kyiv with “minute-to-minute, real-time information of all kinds” for Himars strikes.

Mr Konashenkov said the Russian military “has marked it and will keep in mind this official confession”.

“This is the ultimate proof that Washington, despite the White House and the Pentagon’s claims, is directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine,” he said.

Maj Gen Vadym Skibitsky in an interview with the Telegraph on Monday insisted that the US does not provide direct targeting information which would undermine their case for not being direct participants in the war.

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Russia Accuses US of Direct Role in Ukraine War

Russia has accused the US of direct involvement in the war in Ukraine for the first time.

A spokesperson for Moscow’s defence ministry alleged the US was approving targets for American-made Himars artillery used by Kyiv’s forces.

Lt Gen Igor Konashenkov said intercepted calls between Ukrainian officials revealed the link. The BBC could not independently verify this.

Russia previously accused Washington of fighting a “proxy war” in Ukraine.

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Russia Wants to Crack Down on Copyright Law Being Used to Censor Content

Russia and the idea of a free and open internet are two ideas that seldom go together, but there is one new proposed law in the country that could fix many of the copyright-related censorship problems that exist with the controversial DMCA, that often allows copyright law to be used as a censorship tool.

A law proposed by Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development will introduce punishment for illegal content takedown notices. While most content takedown notices are made in good faith, there are still those that result in the erroneous takedown of copyrighted content.

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YouTube Executive: Censorship of Russian Disinformation is “A Constant Ongoing Endeavor”

During a recent interview on the BBC’s “Ukrainecast” podcast, YouTube’s Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan reiterated the video sharing platform’s commitment to ongoing censorship of “disinformation.”

Mohan made the comments when he was asked whether he’s satisfied that “YouTube has got it right…when it’s come to Russian disinformation” by BBC disinformation and social media reporter Marianna Spring.

“It is a constant ongoing endeavor,” Mohan said. “It’s not one where I would ever say that our work here is done.”

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Serial Liar Joe Biden Brags US Killed Al-Qaeda Leader Al-Zawahiri, But He Was Also Reported Dead 2 Years Ago

“I authorized a precision strike that would remove him from the battlefield, once and for all,” bragged Biden.

There is just one problem for Biden, whose dumpster fire of a presidency is in urgent need of the kind of shot in the arm that killing a terrorist leader can provide. The al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri has been reported dead before. Perhaps he was such a villain they had to kill him twice?

[Don’t forget Biden bragged of killing terrorists last year with a missile strike when he needed to save face in the middle of his bungled Afghanistan withdrawl only to have the story completely unravel. E.g., see this article:

https://nypost.com/2021/09/10/kabul-strike-killed-us-aid-worker-and-family-not-isis-bombers/ ]

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Breaking: Nancy Pelosi Lands in Taiwan Despite Warnings

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plane landed in Taiwan on Tuesday morning, in what is being described a visit from the highest-ranking US official in 25 years. Pelosi made her way to Taiwan as the Chinese People’s Liberation Army determined to conduct air drills over Taiwan this week.

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Germany Promises to Help Taiwan if China Attacks

Germany has warned China against escalating tensions with Taiwan and has vowed to assist Taipei in case of a conflict with Beijing, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock announced on Tuesday during a UN Non-Proliferation Treaty conference in New York as reported by Der Spiegel.

“We do not accept when international law is broken and a larger neighbor attacks its smaller neighbor,” said Baerbock, adding that this principle applied to China as well.

Baerbock’s statement comes amid increased tensions between the US and China as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly expected to visit Taiwan on Tuesday. Beijing has repeatedly warned that it would interpret such a move as an encroachment on its sovereignty and an affront to the One China policy which Washington officially recognizes.

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Taiwan: Nancy Pelosi Trip Labelled as ‘Extremely Dangerous’ by Beijing

China has branded a landmark visit to Taiwan by US Speaker Nancy Pelosi as “extremely dangerous”.

It accused Ms Pelosi, the most senior US politician in 25 years to visit the island China claims as its own, of “playing with fire”.

“Those who play with fire will perish by it,” Beijing warned in a statement.

US national security spokesperson John Kirby said there was “no reason for this visit to become a spurring event for a crisis or conflict”.

Speaking after she arrived, he reiterated to reporters that the trip was consistent with the US’s long-standing policy towards China and did not violate the country’s sovereignty.

As her plane touched down, Chinese state media reported that its military jets were crossing the Taiwan strait. Taiwan denied those reports at the time — but later said that more than 20 Chinese military planes had entered its air defence zone on Tuesday.

China — which sees Taiwan as a breakaway province which will one day reunite with it — has previously warned that its armed forces “will not stand idly by”.

Within an hour of the plane’s arrival, it announced that the People’s Liberation Army will conduct a series of live-fire military drills in the air and at sea around Taiwan later this week — warning ships and aircraft not to enter the affected areas…

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US House Speaker Pelosi Lands in Taiwan, Defying China Warnings: 10 Points

Beijing, which regards Taiwan as part of its territory, has promised “grave consequences” for the visit by the highest-ranking US official in a quarter century.

Taipei: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has landed in Taiwan amid escalating threats from China over the visit. China warned the US that it was “playing with fire”. The Chinese military has vowed to launch “targeted military actions”.

Here are the top 10 points in this big story:…

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Aboriginal Senator Jacinta Price Blasts Greens Politician’s ‘Immaturity’ After She Threw Up a Black Power Salute and Refused to Pledge Allegiance to the ‘Colonising’ Queen: ‘Don’t Take the Job’

First Nations senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price has slammed Lidia Thorpe as ‘immature’ after she called the Queen a ‘coloniser’ and gave a Black Power salute in parliament on Monday.

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Aboriginal Senator Jacinta Price Slams Idea of an ‘Indigenous Voice’ In Parliament as ‘Just Another Layer of Bureaucracy’ — As She Explains Why it Won’t Help First Nations People

An Aboriginal senator said the Indigenous Voice referendum would do nothing but add another layer of unnecessary bureaucracy.

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Australian Senator Denounces the WEF and Its Supporters

Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts recently denounced the WEF and its supporters, warning that the Great Reset will lead to “serfdom.”

“Instead of working together to push Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum plan based on United Nations policies, work together instead for our country. Klaus Schwab’s ‘life by subscription’ quote is really serfdom. It’s slavery,” said Roberts.

“Billionaire globalist corporations will own everything: homes, factories, farms, cars, furniture, and everyday citizens will rent what they need if their social credit score allows.”

“The plan of the Great Reset is that you will die with nothing,” Roberts said. “To pull off this evil plan, Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum will need to take more than just material possessions from Australians. Senators in this very chamber today who support the Great Reset threaten our privacy, freedom, and dignity. Yes, they’re in this senate chamber.”

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Hollywood Actor Dev Patel Witnesses Horrific Moment Woman Stabs Man in the Chest Outside a Petrol Station During the Slumdog Millionaire Star’s Latest Visit to Australia

Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel was seen speaking to police after a woman allegedly stabbed a man in the chest in Adelaide on Monday night.

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New Zealand Plans to Tax Farmers for Livestock Burps

It seems like governments across the Western world are hellbent on destroying the lives of their farmers, and New Zealand is no different, with the government bringing in a “burp tax” for livestock.

It’s become almost a meme to talk about the government taxing you for breathing in oxygen in the age of climate insanity and carbon taxes, but New Zealand is by far the closest to doing so.

According to climate radicals in the country, cow and sheep burps are just too harmful to the environment due to the methane released, and they need to be reduced, and farmers need to be taxed into submission.

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New Zealand Braces for Wave of Anti-Government Protests

New Zealand is bracing for widespread anti-government protests planned across the country over coming weeks, with a large-scale demonstration to be held in Auckland on Saturday.

It comes as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is facing public backlash over her Labour government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and the knock-on impact felt from the cost of living crisis.

The New Zealand government pushed one of the world’s strictest Covid elimination strategies that protesters say has led to the nation now on the verge of reaching ‘State-of-Emergency’ levels.

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Another Boston Tea Party? MA Patriots Organize Revolution Over Illegal Alien Driver’s Licenses

Immigration Patriots might soon earn a victory over the political Establishment in Massachusetts, one of the Bluest states in America. Led by Republican state committeewoman and Angel Mom Maureen Maloney, a group called Fair and Secure MA is gathering signatures to put a “veto referendum” on November’s ballot to stop illegal aliens from getting driver’s licenses [Ballot battle over immigrant licenses gets underway, by Christian Wade, Eagle-Tribune, June 28, 2022]. There’s precedent: a similar grass-roots revolt passed Ron Unz’s English-only ballot measure with more than 61 percent of the vote in 2002, incidentally elevating Mitt Romney to the governor’s mansion. (Not that he learned anything, but still…)

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Lara Logan Drops Shocking But Unsurprising Revelation

ARIZONA — Earlier in July, investigative journalist Lara Logan spoke among a voter integrity panel, where she claimed that illegal immigrants are being handed out Social Security numbers upon entering the country.

While speaking at a voter integrity panel on July 30th, Logan started with the claim regarding illegal immigrants being given Social Security numbers after illegally entering the country, asserting she confirmed the information from Border Patrol agents working along the border.

“You look around you, and you have to remember is that they don’t actually believe in citizenship. And now when people come across the border illegally, I have this confirmed from border patrol agents who are actually physically doing this; they get given a Social Security number. They get assigned a Social Security number when they cross. I’m not sure how many of you are aware of that.”

But Logan said that this alleged practice of Social Security numbers being handed out is merely one cog in the machine that enables the likes of voter fraud in the country. She pointed to how once illegal immigrants get settled into the country. They will eventually be counted in the census — thereby strengthening representation in D.C. for states that welcome illegal aliens.

“And if you really want to know where the cheating starts, it’s long before you get to the polls. Think about it. It starts with the census. It starts with counting illegals in the census. How do you determine how many members of Congress? Population size. So out of California, [they have] all these delegates at the electoral college.”

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Lithuania Won’t Back Down on Migrant Pushback Law — Minister

Lithuania is consulting with European Union institutions while drafting a law legalising pushbacks of irregular migrants, Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite said.

“We are consulting with the European Commission, […] we are consulting on changes and other things, but in terms of changes, what we are looking for first of all is to have changes in European law, migration policy as proposed by Lithuania,” Bilotaite told reporters on Tuesday.

The Interior Ministry later clarified that she meant legislative amendments related to a recent decision of the European Court of Justice (CJEU), when talking about consultations with the EU institutions.

Last summer, Bilotaite signed a decree instructing border guards to push back irregular migrants trying to cross into Lithuania from Belarus. More than 11,000 people, mostly from the Middle East and Africa, have been stopped from entering Lithuania.

Vilnius accused the Belarusian government of sending migrants in order to pressure the EU, calling it a “hybrid attack”.

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Nearly 700 Migrants Tried to Cross the English Channel on Monday — the Highest Number on a Single Day This Year — Bringing Total to More Than 17,000 for 2022

Almost 700 migrants have crossed the Channel to the UK in a single day — a record for the year so far.

Some 696 made the journey in 14 boats on Monday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

This is the highest number on a single day so far this year, and only the second time in 2022 the daily figure has topped 600. The previous highest number was 651, on April 13.

The cumulative number of crossings this year now stands at a provisional total of 17,095.

At the equivalent point in 2021, the cumulative total was just under 9,500.

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NGO Demands Germany Halt Deportations to the Dangerous Country of… Poland

The pro-migrant NGO Pro Asyl has called on the German government to stop deporting migrants to neighbouring Poland, arguing the country treats asylum seekers poorly.

Karl Kopp, Head of Europe at Pro Asyl, demanded the German government stop deportations to Poland now that the country has begun to take in deported migrants under the European Union’s Dublin agreement, which had previously been suspended due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Record-Breaking Migrant Numbers at the Austrian Border as Officials Expect New Wave

Authorities in Austria have registered more illegal immigrants at the border with Hungary than ever before after police apprehended 591 individuals in the eastern state of Burgenland in just one day, it has emerged.

The nation’s Operations Center said authorities were expecting a surge in migration and are making the adequate preparations.

“This is a new peak value. We have never had so many arrests in a single day this year and not since 2015, the year of the great wave of refugees,” the Krone newspaper quoted the Operations Center.

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UK: People Smugglers Use Social Media to Advertise Channel Dinghy Crossings for Up to £5,500 Per Trip, Probe Shows… But One Trafficker is Offering a Cut-Price ‘Summer Sale’ Deal for £3,500

People smugglers use social media to advertise cross-Channel dinghy crossings, charging as much as £5,500, a probe has shown.

A GB News investigation revealed that dozens of Albanian accounts on TikTok speak about getting the men, women and children from France to Britain and boast about it.

Pieces of footage show the journey, which starts in Albania and then moves onto Brussels in Belgium.

Afterwards, people travel through France, including Paris, Lille and Dunkirk. One of the clips posts a map of the coast, saying ‘water’ with a laughing emoji face.

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Abortions Plummeted in Poland Last Year as Consequence of Constitutional Verdict Takes Effect

Poland witnessed a sharp decline in legal abortions across the country last year as just 107 legal terminations of pregnancy were recorded, 10 times fewer than in 2020, data acquired by Rzeczpospolita daily showed.

The significant drop in legal abortions is the effect of a Constitutional Tribunal verdict of 2020 on eugenic abortion, which severely limited the circumstances in which a termination of pregnancy would be considered compatible with the Polish constitution.

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Beyonce Cancelled by Word Police for Saying ‘Spaz’

Pop star Beyonce has found herself on the end of a cancelation campaign by selectively offended word police who have taken offence at her use of the term ‘spaz’ and ‘spazzy’ on one song of her new album.

The song “Heated” on her new album “Renaissance” was targeted by complainers who claim one lyric contains the “ableist slur.”

The full lyric is “Yada, yada, yah, yada, yada, yah-yah — Yada, yada, bom-bom, kah-kah — Spazzing on that a**, spaz on that a**.”

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Garland Announces First DOJ Lawsuit to Protect Abortion Access

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday announced the Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the state of Idaho challenging its law that will take effect next month that would make it a felony to perform an abortion in all but extremely narrow circumstances.

Garland said the law violates the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) that states hospitals that receive Medicare funds are required to provide necessary treatment to patients who arrive at their emergency departments while experiencing a medical emergency.

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Global Elite Organization Wants You to Know ‘The World is Not Secretly Manipulated by Global Elite’

The United Nations has declared war on conspiracy theories, describing the rise of conspiracy thinking as “worrying and dangerous”, and providing the public with a toolkit to “prebunk” and “debunk” anybody who dares to suggest that world governments are anything but completely honest, upstanding and transparent…

Under the heading “What is a real conspiracy?” the United Nations bureaucrats explain that “real conspiracies large and small DO exist.”

According to the UN, it’s only a REAL conspiracy theory if it’s “unearthed by the media.” …

There is just one problem… The media has been fully bought and paid for by the elite. And it’s the elite who are conspiring against the masses.

Ever heard of Operation Mockingbird? In the 1960s you would get called a conspiracy theorist if you dared to suggest that the CIA was spying on journalists and controlling the mainstream media. In reality, this is exactly what was happening…

How do we know about this? Mockingbird was uncovered by the Church Committee after the Watergate scandal. John F. Kennedy secretly recorded Operation Mockingbird conversations in the Oval Office and they are now part of The Presidential Recordings…

But that was the 60s and 70s and everything has gotten worse since then. In 2013, Obama signed legislation that repealed the U.S. Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, also known as the Smith-Mundt Act.

Why is this important?

The Smith-Mundt Act was a so-called anti-propaganda law that prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2 2013, Obama quietly and deceitfully changed the law, meaning that the US government and the CIA could legally propagandize US citizens.

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Hulu Movie Not Okay’s “Unlikeable Female Protagonist” Trigger Warning is Real

Hulu’s new film “Not Okay” starts with a surprising disclaimer that reads: “CONTENT WARNING: This film contains flashing lights, themes of trauma, and an unlikeable female protagonist. Viewer discretion advised.”

The trigger warning was added by the director, not the Disney-owned platform itself.

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Ithaca Library Hosts 4 Week ‘Drag Teen’ Series

Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca, New York, hosted a 4 week “Drag Teen” class series for children ages 11 to 18 to “learn the art of drag” last June, as part of Downtown Ithaca’s Pride festival.

“Learn the art of drag from a local drag queen in this four week class series! Participants will learn about costuming, makeup, lip synching, stage presence, and more” the website description reads. Students aged 11 to 18 were advised to attend all classes in the series, “as each week will address a different aspect of performing drag.”

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Pennsylvania Dept. of Education Says Kids Can Identify as Transgender as Young as Age 3

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has updated its website to allow students to select an array of different genders, and among the additional updates is a message to teachers that encourages them to ask students for their pronouns to prevent them from accidental misgendering.

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Proposed Law Will Allow Germans to Change Their Name & Gender Once a Year

Germans will be able to change their gender and their first name without having to undergo any surgery once a year, every year if they require, under a new law.

If passed, the so called ‘Self-Determination Act’ would replace Germany’s “transsexual law,” which requires people to go to court and provide two expert reports, usually from psychotherapists, for their first name and gender to be changed on official documents.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

UK: ‘I Now Know That I Am Not a Trans Man’: Woman, 26, Who Underwent Double Mastectomy and Hormone Therapy to Become Male After Just Two Hours of Counselling Tells of Her Regret as She Begins Detransitioning Back to Female

Sam, 26, from the Midlands, paid for two private therapy sessions when she was just 21, after she was told she would have to wait over two years for an NHS appointment.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Protests and Counter-Protests at Cornwall Libraries as Drag Queen Reads to Kids

This morning (Tuesday, August 2) saw the latest in a series of protests and counter-protests outside Cornish libraries as drag queen Aida H Dee read stories to children across the county. The Drag Queen Story Hour tour of libraries across the country saw clashes of rival groups in Bristol and Reading last week.

Protesters and supports of Aida H Dee, alias author and performer Sab Samuel, also gathered outside storytelling sessions in Falmouth, St Ives and Penzance yesterday. While supporters waved the LGBTQ+ rainbow flag, protesters in Bodmin held signs stating “We are against grooming”, “Leave our kids alone”, “Let kids be kids” and “We are not transphobes”.

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

10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/2/2022

  1. I posted about this 4 years ago…

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid026eHwLdV4PWqJRs1DZqYS5q2Qythq2UXf7Xbxy9GqL4xpzsbKRQSciuXL1sVVurCCl&id=501353401

    there is this…..

    And of course there is the “newborn” DNA database

    https://www.aclu.org/newborn-dna-banking?redirect=free-speech-technology-and-liberty-womens-rights/newborn-dna-banking

    New Jersey is accused of keeping a database of DNA from babies, to use for solving crimes and more
    Babies can’t consent to the privacy intrusion.

  2. Sorry, nothing will happen in Taiwan.
    It is just some posturing, nothing more.

    But just imagine, if only for a minute, that Taiwan would have prepared for a real war (LOGISTICS!) and stockpiled about, lets say 150.000 missiles.
    And then they announce: Ok China, you can make your exercises, but as soon as ONE missile lands in Taiwans territorial waters (and according to all graphics showing the fire exercises of China, some of those areas are partially inside Taiwans territorial waters) we will declare the area, where the chinese fleet is stationed firing the missiles to be OUR missile firing range and we will open the can.

    And after one missile detonated, its WHOOSH time. 20.000 missiles are launched.
    That would be a change.

    • It wouldn’t need so many; a few bombs on dams on, say, the Yangtse, would cause immense destruction (and loss of life).

  3. “1. The global COVID fraud has as its goals totalitarian control.

    2. Part of that control is mediated by forcing everyone to have & to present mandatory digital ID…”

    I don’t recall being asked to vote on this issue. Its implementation is therefore illegitimate. It is time the people behind this were exposed and brought to justice.

    • You forget that we have a “democracy”.
      You can bet that when there is a vote, there will be a majority supporting the WEF goals.

  4. Re: Far East: Germany promises to help Taiwan if China attacks.

    How exactly? (Other than accepting refugees, as we in the UK and others have done with people from Hong Kong.)

    I’m not having a cheap shot at the Germans, but other than the US or Russia (!) I suspect even the UK or France would struggle to assemble a credible task force.

  5. Five physicians – four 50 or younger – have died in the Toronto area in the last two weeks

    But don’t worry, you can trust the hospitals where they worked! This cluster is definitely not related to the Covid vaccines

    Alex Berenson
    Jul 29
    When I first started receiving emails that three physicians from a single health system in Canada had died in mid-July, I wondered if an Internet hoax had gone viral.

    The odds seemed impossibly long. Doctors generally take good care of themselves.

    But the emails that three physicians at Trillium Health Partners had died in a matter of days were real, not a hoax.

    And they did not even include two more deaths of Toronto-area physicians since July 15. Those were both apparently cardiac-related deaths, including one of a 27-year-old woman – an extraordinarily rare event.

    The count of dead physicians in the Toronto area in last two weeks now stands at five, four of whom were 50 or younger. One died of lung cancer, two of apparent cardiac collapse, and in two cases the cause of death has not been disclosed.

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