Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/21/2022

Darya Dugina, the daughter of Alexander Dugin, a close political ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was killed instantly when an explosive device detonated under the seat of her car. It is thought that the blast was a contract hit whose intended target was Mr. Dugin, but his daughter was killed by mistake. The Russian government blamed Ukraine for the hit, but the Ukrainian government denied any involvement.

In other news, two topless female protesters with “Gas Embargo Now” painted on their chests stormed the stage where German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was speaking.

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Financial Crisis
» Bankruptcies in Europe Are Exploding
 
USA
» 16-Year-Old Dies Suddenly After Suffering Cardiac Arrest While Playing Frisbee With Family Members
» 25-Year-Old Houston Astros Outfielder/Hitter Yordan Alvarez Leaves Game and Hospitalized Due to “Shortness of Breath”
» 49-Year-Old High School Principal and Former Super Bowl Champion Died Suddenly While Riding His Bicycle
» Alec Baldwin Says Trump’s Comments Over Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting Has “Taken Years Off” His Life
» American Historical Association President Apologizes For… Citing Historical Facts
» At Dauphin County Walmart Shooting, Shoppers Left Their Carts and ‘Started Running’
» Berkeley Co-Op Person of Color Theme House Bans White Guests From Common Spaces
» Cancel Culture: Chicago Edition
» DeSantis Beats Out Biden: FL Unemployment Hits Historic Lows, Private Employment Skyrockets in Red State
» Dr. Robert W. Malone Files Lawsuit Against Washington Post for Defamation
» Ex-FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence
» Federal Agency Warns iPhone Users to Change Settings — “An Attacker Could Exploit One of These Vulnerabilities”
» Forget Free Speech: Rushdie’s Fatwa is Winning
» Get Woke Go Broke: Twitter Staff Told Bonuses to be Reduced
» Later Tater: Brian Stelter Fights Back Tears as He Ends His Last Broadcast After CNN Canceled Him (Video)
» Lawsuits Coming for Entities That Don’t Change COVID Mandates After CDC Update: Lawyer
» New NBC Poll Finds 74% of Americans Say Country is on Wrong Track, “Americans Are Angry, Disappointed and Worried” (Video)
» President Trump Compares Brian Stelter to Liz Cheney “Who’s Got Less Charisma?”
» Red Wave: GOP Has 5-Point Lead in Generic Congressional Ballot
» Seattle Man Who Beat Elderly Man to Death Was Arrested and Released From Jail 8 Days Prior
» Student Group Protests U of I COVID Vaccine Mandate
» Trump’s Endorsement Record Rises to 209-17
» Truth Social Experiences Rapid Growth After FBI Raid on Trump
» University of Maryland Seeks ‘Anti-Racist’ Activists for Tutoring Job
» University of Massachusetts Lowell Bans Online Speech That Could Cause “Offense”
» Video Surfaces of Pennsylvania Democrat Senate Candidate John Fetterman Saying He Wants to Release “One-Third” of the Prison Population
» Watch Out, Ron! Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Says He Has Dumped Trump and Now Supports Florida Governor Because He Has ‘Real Sincerity’
» Wow: 62 Percent Majority of College Democrats Say They Won’t Room With a Trump Supporter
 
Canada
» Breaking: Saskatchewan Warns Trudeau’s Federal Nitrogen Agents Could be Arrested
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria: FPÖ Demands Speedy Referendum on Sanctions
» Flash Mob! Topless Protesters With ‘Gas Embargo Now’ Painted on Their Chests Target German Chancellor Olaf Scholz During Event in Berlin
» France: Young Teen Held Knife to Educator’s Throat to Avoid Going to Senegal
» Great Reset: French Govt to Recruit 3,000 ‘Green Police’ Over Climate Change
» Greta Thunberg Claims ‘Climate Crisis’ Is ‘Absent’ From Green-Obsessed Public Debate
» Most Germans Dissatisfied With Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Government
» Polish Labour Market in Good Shape Says Minister
» Switzerland Warns of Riots Due to Power Outage in Winters as Russia Cuts Gas Supply
 
Russia
» Aleksandr Dugin
» Darya Dugina: Daughter of Putin Ally Killed in Moscow Blast
» Explosive Yield of Device in Dugina’s Car Amounts to 400 Grams in TNT Equivalent
» Zelensky Warns of ‘Nastier’ Phase of War as Russia Says Dugin Car Bombing Was a ‘Contract Killing’
 
South Asia
» India Orders the Ban of 8 YouTube Channels
» India: Road Rage: 20-Year-Old Youth Stabbed to Death in Chandigarh; Four Arrested
» Protests in Pak as Sikh Girl Abducted, Converted to Islam
» Sikh Girl Abducted, Raped, Forcibly Converted in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Massive Protests Erupt
 
Australia — Pacific
» Facebook Bans New Zealand Anti-Vaccine Mandate Campaigner Chantelle Baker
» New Zealand: Parliament Protest: About 1000 Brian Tamaki-Led Protesters Expected to Converge on Beehive
 
Immigration
» Federal Judge Who Rules on Immigration Issues Arrested for Human Smuggling
» Poland Accepts Almost 5.62 Mln Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started
 
Culture Wars
» First Reading: How Canada Ignored Warnings That Euthanasia Would Immediately Go Too Far
» New Jersey Teachers Union Calls Parents ‘Extremists’ In New Ad
» New York Governor Kathy Hochul Signs “Salespeople” Law, Bans Gendered Language in Law
» Radical Soros-Funded Massachusetts US Attorney Threatens Americans Who Oppose Genital Mutilation of Children — Calling Opposition a ‘Hate Crime’
 

Bankruptcies in Europe Are Exploding

According to the EU statistics authority Eurostat, the number of insolvency applications in the EU has risen for the fourth quarter in a row. In the past three months bankruptcies are up by almost 12 percent in Denmark, 14,7 percent in Belgium and 74,4 percent in Latvia.

The measures imposed in the wake of the Corona pandemic have hit the hospitality industry, among others, hard. According to the statements of the representatives, the industry is now confronted with exploding costs in the areas of energy, food and personnel.

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

16-Year-Old Dies Suddenly After Suffering Cardiac Arrest While Playing Frisbee With Family Members

A student died suddenly on Saturday, August 6th, 2022 after suffering from cardiac arrest while playing frisbee with family members.

Owen Cotty, a 16-year-old junior at Methacton High School in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania died suddenly earlier this month as he was playing frisbee with his father and uncle.

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

25-Year-Old Houston Astros Outfielder/Hitter Yordan Alvarez Leaves Game and Hospitalized Due to “Shortness of Breath”

Cuban professional baseball designated hitter and left fielder for the Houston Astros, Yordan Alvarez, left the game against the Atlanta Braves early Friday night after suddenly feeling ill.

Yordan Ruben Alvarez, 25 years old, left Friday’s 6-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning due to sudden illness and shortness of breath.

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49-Year-Old High School Principal and Former Super Bowl Champion Died Suddenly While Riding His Bicycle

The principal at George Wythe High School in Richmond, Virginia, who was also a member of the New England Patriots team that won the Super Bowl in 2001, died unexpectedly on Friday while riding his bicycle.

“Mr. Riddick T. Parker, Jr. age 49, departed this earthly life on Friday, August 19, 2022 at his home in Chesterfield, VA,” according to the obituary.

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Alec Baldwin Says Trump’s Comments Over Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting Has “Taken Years Off” His Life

Alec Baldwin is only concerned about Alec Baldwin after he shot and killed 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins and injured 48-year-old Joel Souza on the movie set in Santa Fe, Mexico last October.

Baldwin told CNN that the shooting has cost him five jobs and the stress from Trump’s comments on the tragedy “has taken years off” his life.

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American Historical Association President Apologizes For… Citing Historical Facts

The president of the American Historical Association recently attached an apology to a recent article in which he criticized certain narratives about slavery, including Nikole Hannah-Jones’ 1619 Project.

Highlighted with excerpts such as “This new history often ignores the values and mores of people in their own times” and “This is not history; it is dilettantism,” James Sweet’s piece “Is History History?” offers up critiques of political correctness in history with which regular College Fix readers should be well familiar.

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At Dauphin County Walmart Shooting, Shoppers Left Their Carts and ‘Started Running’

Harrisburg residents Raven Persad and Elvis Valentin dropped into Walmart in Swatara Township on Sunday afternoon to pick up a couple of items.

But the married couple, in the store with an estimated 500 other people, left without buying anything after they said that they heard the sound of a “boom.”

“We were in the pasta aisle and all of a sudden, I heard a big boom,” Valentin said. “Then I just turned around. My wife told me ‘Did you hear that? It sounds like a gunshot.’ Then one more minute passed, next thing people were screaming and running out. Not even a minute [more] like a couple of seconds.”

Persad said they began running toward the front exit doors.

“I left my cart there and we started running,” she said. “Everyone was rushing out and it was overwhelming. I was like, ‘oh my God, I can’t believe this is happening right now.’ When I got in the car I had a whole panic attack, I was hyperventilating.

“You read about it on TV or in the news, but you don’t feel the fear until it actually happens,” she said.

Swatara Township police say the incident took place at the Walmart located on Grayson Road at 5:17 p.m. The shooting was an isolated incident between two individuals, according to police. Dauphin County dispatch reported the call several minutes later, saying someone was shot in the electronics section of the store.

The suspect fled from the scene, according to police. The victim sustained a minor injury and is cooperating with the investigation…

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Berkeley Co-Op Person of Color Theme House Bans White Guests From Common Spaces

White guests are banned from the common spaces at the Person of Color House, an off-campus housing option for Berkeley students, according to a photo of the guest rules recently posted on Reddit.

Under a section labeled “Guests in Common Spaces,” it states: “Guests are allowed in common spaces but please be mindful if there are house members in the room beforehand. White guests are not allowed in common spaces (see intro).”

The POC House intro states in part that many members moved in “to be able to avoid white violence and presence.” When students do bring a guest, the rules direct them to announce it in the house guest chat and note “if they are white.”

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Cancel Culture: Chicago Edition

While violence runs rampant in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has made her priorities clear. Cancel culture trumps the safety of Chicago’s citizens.

The Gateway Pundit reported on Lightfoot convening the Chicago Monuments Project (CMP) in 2021 to assess public art, including statues, plaques and other honors throughout the city.

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DeSantis Beats Out Biden: FL Unemployment Hits Historic Lows, Private Employment Skyrockets in Red State

As the whole country has been struggling through inflation and a fickle economy, Florida is doing well and seems to be on the road to a bettering economy as its unemployment numbers dropped to historic rates in July.

On Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the state’s unemployment rate had dropped to a historic 2.7 percent in July, the governor’s office reported.

As employment has grown in Florida, July’s unemployment rate was the lowest it has been since February 2020, before the pandemic began.

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

Dr. Robert W. Malone Files Lawsuit Against Washington Post for Defamation

Dr. Robert W. Malone filed a defamation lawsuit against the Washington post last week.

Dr. Malone, the founder of the mRNA vaccine technology, sued the Washington Post for several statements that were made against him

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Ex-FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence

Authored by Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

A former FBI agent said he is pleading guilty to paying a business to wipe his computer hard drive to make it unavailable for forensic examination, according to a statement.

Former FBI agent Robert Cessario was charged with corrupt destruction of record in an official proceeding in connection to the trial of former Arkansas Republican state Sen. Jon Woods, local media reported.

On Wednesday, Cessario issued a statement saying that he is pleading guilty as part of a plea deal in the case.

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Federal Agency Warns iPhone Users to Change Settings — “An Attacker Could Exploit One of These Vulnerabilities”

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency along with Apple is warning some iPhone users about security vulnerabilities.

The vulnerability was described as a hacker having the ability to get full admin access to the device — they could impersonate the device owners.

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Forget Free Speech: Rushdie’s Fatwa is Winning

“Salman Rushdie is a champion of free speech, bravely standing up for Western ideals when so many shy away from the fight. If only more people could follow his example, instead of taking the path of appeasement in the name of cultural sensitivity, the long years of murder and mayhem wrought by the Islamists on the West might come to an end… I know all too well the threat Islamism poses. After I came out as an apostate, I was forced into a bubble of protection that still surrounds me to this day. I have 24-hour security. I still receive death threats. My friend, the sweet, vulgar, brilliant Theo Van Gogh was murdered simply for making a film with me. His attacker used a knife to stab a letter into Theo’s chest: it said that I would be next”.

That is how Ayaan Hirsi Ali reacted to the attempted murder of Salman Rushdie in Chautauqua, New York.

Many of the slogans, paraphrases on “free speech” and demonstrations of solidarity to the author of The Satanic Verses hide a terrible and different reality: the fatwa is gaining ground, and more and more people have to live under protection due to criticism of Islam.

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Get Woke Go Broke: Twitter Staff Told Bonuses to be Reduced

When they are not actively meddling in elections, Twitter has a long, sordid history of carrying water for the woke mob. Going woke is not profitable.

On Friday, Twitter staffers were told upcoming bonus checks may be half what was expected as a result of a dismal second quarter and the ongoing court battle with Elon Musk.

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Later Tater: Brian Stelter Fights Back Tears as He Ends His Last Broadcast After CNN Canceled Him (Video)

In June, TGP’s Cristina Laila reported that Brian Stelter’s days were numbered at CNN.

“SOURCE: Stelter is “down to weeks if not days” left at CNN. They go on “He is everything that reminds the new owners of the Zucker era they desperately want to get past”“ Jon Nicosia reported.

Fake news Stelter is reportedly causing problems and “stirring discontent within the ranks.”

A CNN insider previously told The Daily Mail that “Brian Stelter should start looking for another job.”

On Thursday, CNN canceled the Sunday media affairs program Reliable Sources this week, as reported by The Gateway Pundit.

The show’s ratings tanked in recent months — and Stelter is now leaving the network.

Stelter hosted the show for nine years — it was the longest-running show on the network.

On Sunday, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Brian Stelter aired its final episode. He struggled to hold back tears as he ended his last broadcast.

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

Lawsuits Coming for Entities That Don’t Change COVID Mandates After CDC Update: Lawyer

Authored by Zachary Steiber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Entities with COVID-19 vaccine mandates that don’t pay heed to the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance will face lawsuits, a civil liberties lawyer says.

“We don’t have a new lawsuit in the works yet. But if we see that colleges and universities and public employers are not responding to the new CDC guidance the way that they should be, then we would certainly tee up a new lawsuit,” Mark Chenoweth, president and general counsel at the New Civil Liberties Alliance, told The Epoch Times.

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New NBC Poll Finds 74% of Americans Say Country is on Wrong Track, “Americans Are Angry, Disappointed and Worried” (Video)

A new NBC News poll found that 74% of Americans say the country is on the wrong track.

“Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd said, “Americans are angry, disappointed and worried about the future of the country.”

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President Trump Compares Brian Stelter to Liz Cheney “Who’s Got Less Charisma?”

President Trump asks a very tough question: Who’s got less charisma? Liz Cheney or Brian Stelter.

President Trump pointed out how horrible and dishonest Brian Stelter was at CNN. TGP reported about it earlier.

President Trump also asked a question about Cheney and Stelter. It’s a good question.

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Red Wave: GOP Has 5-Point Lead in Generic Congressional Ballot

The generic congressional ballot tracks which party is leading heading into the midterm elections.

A new poll from Rasmussen found that 46% of voters say they will vote for the GOP in November — 41% say they’d vote Democrat.

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

Seattle Man Who Beat Elderly Man to Death Was Arrested and Released From Jail 8 Days Prior

Seattle resident 66-year-old Rodney Peterman died after Aaron Fulk, 48, hit him numerous times in the back of the head with a large metal rod in an unprovoked attack on August 2.

The Daily Mail reports that Fulk, who can be seen smiling in his mugshot, committed the attack after having been released from jail only eight days before by Pierce County Superior Court Judge Philip Thornton. At the time, Thornton released Fulk without bond and asked him “not to commit any more crimes.”

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Student Group Protests U of I COVID Vaccine Mandate

A student organization is calling out an Illinois university for requiring proof of vaccination this fall.

Despite a directive from the governor that removed a requirement for institutions of higher learning to implement a vaccine mandate, the University of Illinois announced that its three campus locations will continue to require students and faculty to provide proof of COVID vaccination.

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Trump’s Endorsement Record Rises to 209-17

President Donald Trump’s endorsement remains the strongest force in American politics.

After Harriet Hageman defeated Liz Cheney on Tuesday, Trump’s updated endorsement record has become 209-17.

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

Truth Social Experiences Rapid Growth After FBI Raid on Trump

In the aftermath of the FBI raid on President Trump’s residence in Florida, his social media platform Truth Social has gained more users.

According to data from market analytics company data.ai, last week Truth Social was downloaded 100,000 times. The previous week, the downloads barely reached 20,000.

Truth Social jumped from #60 in the social apps category to #37 in just one week.

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University of Maryland Seeks ‘Anti-Racist’ Activists for Tutoring Job

UPDATED

The University of Maryland Writing Center prioritizes ‘antiracism’ in in its new hires as well as in its self-description

The University of Maryland Baltimore’s Writing Center posted a job application to its website seeking a “writing consultant” for the university’s campus writing center.

The job lists as one of its “previous anti-racist coursework or activism” as one of its “preferred qualifications.”

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University of Massachusetts Lowell Bans Online Speech That Could Cause “Offense”

The University of Massachusetts Lowell has an Acceptable Use Policy that bans students from using university Wi-Fi to intentionally share, send, or view “offensive” content.

This policy might be a violation of the First Amendment and ignores the fact that most online content is offensive to someone — which, these days, is pretty much any content.

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Video Surfaces of Pennsylvania Democrat Senate Candidate John Fetterman Saying He Wants to Release “One-Third” of the Prison Population

A video surfaced of Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman saying he wants to release “one-third” of the prison population.

John Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s current Lt. Governor who is now the Democrat nominee for US Senate, is one of the most radical Democrat in the senate race.

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Watch Out, Ron! Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Says He Has Dumped Trump and Now Supports Florida Governor Because He Has ‘Real Sincerity’

InfoWars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has jettisoned his support for Donald Trump and is backing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for the 2024 presidential race.

Jones, who was recently ordered to pay $49.3 million to parents of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim in a defamation case, admitted he’s ‘pigheadedly’ supported Trump throughout the years.

But, he said on his InfoWars podcast, he’s now backing DeSantis, who is ‘way better than Trump.’

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

Wow: 62 Percent Majority of College Democrats Say They Won’t Room With a Trump Supporter

A massive 62 percent majority of college Democrats say that they will not room with a Trump voter.

Republicans are far less petty, with only 28 percent saying that they would not room with a Biden voter.

NBC News/Generation Lab polled the class of 2025 and asked about how much they are willing to shun people who have opposing political ideas.

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

Breaking: Saskatchewan Warns Trudeau’s Federal Nitrogen Agents Could be Arrested

Saskatchewan Minister Jeremy Cockrill has sent a warning to the Trudeau government that officers sent by Ottawa will be arrested if they continue to trespass on farmland to test nitrogen levels.

According to Cockrill, Trudeau’s government has been unlawfully sending federal employees onto Saskatchewan farmlands to test for nitrogen levels without the consent of landowners.

In the letter, the Minister raised multiple complaints from Saskatchewan farmers that raised “serious concerns about Government of Canada employees, in clearly marked Government of Canada vehicles, trespassing on private lands.” The farmers reporting these trespasses made clear that these government agents did not request permission to access the land and were not in any other manner given consent to access it.

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Austria: FPÖ Demands Speedy Referendum on Sanctions

Austrians, especially in view of the exploding energy prices, are threatened with a winter of misery and time is running out to avert this. FPÖ leader Herbert Kickl is now campaigning for a referendum on the sanctions regime.

Current surveys suggest that the majority of Austrians are fed up with the ineffective sanctions and would rather overturn them today than tomorrow. But the people’s call for help is ignored by the aloof political elite. “Great Reset” Minister Karoline Edtstadler declared that there was “no alternative” to sanctions, while the ruling ÖVP negates reality and considers sanctions to be “effective”.

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

Flash Mob! Topless Protesters With ‘Gas Embargo Now’ Painted on Their Chests Target German Chancellor Olaf Scholz During Event in Berlin

Topless demonstrators stormed the stage to interrupt German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Sunday in Berlin.

The protestors ran on the stage with a slogan on their skin reading ‘GAS EMBARGO NOW’ as the security team tried to wrestle them away from the podium.

Scholz was speaking at the Federal Government’s Open Day event at the Chancellery in Berlin on August 21.

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

France: Young Teen Held Knife to Educator’s Throat to Avoid Going to Senegal

A 13-year-old has been indicted by a French court for attempted murder after he allegedly pulled a knife on an educator driving him to an airport to avoid a flight to Senegal.

The teen pulled a knife on an educator who was driving him to a local airport in the city of Nîmes on August 16th as he was scheduled to engage in a three-month trip to the African country of Senegal.

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

Great Reset: French Govt to Recruit 3,000 ‘Green Police’ Over Climate Change

A senior minister in France has demanded that the country create 3,000 ‘green police’ posts in the face of global warming.

Gérald Darmanin, who serves as France’s Minister of the Interior, has announced that he aims to create 3,000 posts for new “green police” officials, a move that he has deemed necessary in the face to tackle climate change.

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Greta Thunberg Claims ‘Climate Crisis’ Is ‘Absent’ From Green-Obsessed Public Debate

Despite the seismic shift towards pushing green agenda talking points from bigwigs worldwide, activist Greta Thunberg has now claimed that the so-called “climate crisis” is “absent” from public debate.

Governments worldwide are turning their economies upside-down to appease the global green agenda push while issues of importance to ordinary people such as mass migration are largely ignored, but long-time climate activist Greta Thunberg has now claimed that the so-called “climate crisis” has remained absent from public debate.

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Most Germans Dissatisfied With Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Government

Around two thirds of Germans said they were dissatisfied with Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his divided coalition, which has experienced one crisis after another since taking office in December.

A survey conducted by the INSA polling institute for the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, published on Sunday, found that 62% of Germans had an unfavorable view of Scholz. It is a major dip in support, compared to some 39% who said the same in March.

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Polish Labour Market in Good Shape Says Minister

The labour market remains in good condition, the development and technology minister said commenting on the newest data from Poland’s statistical office.

The Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Friday that Poland’s corporate employment increased by 2.3 percent and the average corporate gross wage rose by 15.8 percent year on year in July, with both figures at levels which were higher than expected.

Waldemar Buda took to Twitter to report that the number of jobs available in Poland exceeded 6.5 million for the first time.

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Switzerland Warns of Riots Due to Power Outage in Winters as Russia Cuts Gas Supply

As Russia slashes the energy supply to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, the Swiss government and cantons on Saturday warned that the citizens must prepare for “extreme scenarios” such as the riots as the EU member state braces for possible energy shortages in the harsh winter. A top cantonal security official told the local press reporters that the power outage, sparked due to the looming energy crisis due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, will have serious and devastating consequences.”

According to the Swiss police chief, Fredy Fassler, Switzerland might have riots countrywide if energy shortages occur in the upcoming winter.

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Aleksandr Dugin

Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin (…born 7 January 1962) is a Russian political philosopher, analyst, and strategist, known for his fascist views.

Born into a military family, Dugin was an anti-communist dissident during the 1980s. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Dugin co-founded the National Bolshevik Party with Eduard Limonov, a party which espoused National Bolshevism, which he later left. In 1997, he published Foundations of Geopolitics where he outlined his worldview, calling for Russia to rebuild its influence through alliances and conquest, and to challenge the rival Atlanticist “empire” led by the United States. Dugin continued to further develop his ideology of neo-Eurasianism, founding the Eurasia Party in 2002 and writing further books including The Fourth Political Theory (2009).

Dugin also served as an advisor to the State Duma speaker Gennadiy Seleznyov, and a leading member of the ruling United Russia party, Sergey Naryshkin. He was the head of the Department of Sociology of International Relations at Moscow State University from 2009 to 2014, losing the position due to backlash over comments regarding clashes in Ukraine.

Dugin’s influence within the Russian government and on Russian president Vladimir Putin is disputed, with Dugin sometimes being referred to as “Putin’s brain”, responsible for shaping Russian foreign policy, while others contend that Dugin’s influence within the government is limited and has been greatly exaggerated, an impression given by correlations between his work and Russian foreign policy.

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Darya Dugina: Daughter of Putin Ally Killed in Moscow Blast

The daughter of a close ally of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has been killed in a suspected car bombing.

Darya Dugina, 29, died after an explosion on a road outside Moscow, Russia’s investigative committee said.

It is thought her father, the Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin, who is known as “Putin’s brain”, may have been the intended target of the attack.

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Explosive Yield of Device in Dugina’s Car Amounts to 400 Grams in TNT Equivalent

The parts of the explosive device were sent to forensics

MOSCOW, August 21. /TASS/. The yield of an explosive device placed in a car of political scientist and journalist Darya Dugina amounted to 400 grams in TNT equivalent, law enforcement told TASS on Sunday.

“The explosive yield of a bomb amounted to approximately 400 grams in TNT equivalent. The parts of the explosive device were sent to forensics,” the source said.

In the evening on August 20, a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado exploded and caught fire near the Bolshiye Vyazemy village in the Moscow Region. It was established that the explosive device was placed on the underside of the vehicle on the driver’s side. Darya Dugina who was behind the wheel was instantly killed. A criminal case has been opened to be investigated by Russia’s central Investigative Committee.

The Investigative Committee’s press service told TASS that Dugina’s murder was premeditated and appears to be a contract hit.

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Zelensky Warns of ‘Nastier’ Phase of War as Russia Says Dugin Car Bombing Was a ‘Contract Killing’

Update1050ET: Ukraine is bracing for a likely escalation in Russian attacks following last night’s killing of the daughter of Alexander Dugin — Darya Dugina — by what looked to be a car bomb as she as driving his car home from an event. Based on the details that emerged, many believe it was an assassination attempt on the prominent but deeply controversial Russian political commentator and philosopher himself.

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India Orders the Ban of 8 YouTube Channels

On Thursday, India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced that it had banned eight YouTube channels, seven based in India and one from Pakistan. It claimed that the channels were banned under the IT Rules 2021, which prohibit the “spreading disinformation related to India’s national security, foreign relations and public order.”

“The purpose of the content published by some of these YouTube channels was to spread hatred among religious communities in India. False claims were made in various videos,” the ministry said in a statement.

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India: Road Rage: 20-Year-Old Youth Stabbed to Death in Chandigarh; Four Arrested

Chandigarh: A 20-year-old youth was stabbed to death following a road rage incident near Hotel Jullundur on the Sector 17/22 dividing road in Chandigarh on Sunday morning.

The victim was identified as Sagar Kumar, a resident of Ram Darbar in Phase 2 of the city and worked at a factory, reported The Hindustan Times.

Crime Branch of Chandigarh Police, acting swiftly into the incident, arrested all four accused within five hours. They were identified as Monu Jaiswal (22), his brother Sonu Jaiswal (24), and Kshitij, alias Cherry (22), all residents of Hallomajra, and Suraj, alias Ambo (22), a resident of Ram Darbar, who works as a courier delivery boy. While Monu is preparing for the IELTS, Sonu works as a cab driver.

Their car was also recovered by the Crime Branch team.

According to police, the incident occurred when Sagar and his two friends Vishal and Nitish were out for a birthday celebration on Saturday night.

On Sunday at around 5.45 am, the three friends were on their way from the Sector-17 ISBT Chowk to the Cricket Stadium Chowk, Sector-16 in a Hyundai i10 car.

When they reached near Jullundhur Hotel, Sector 22, a WagonR car was coming out of the parking lot from the wrong side. An altercation broke out between the youths in both cars which soon after turned into a violent scuffle when the four men in the Wagon R attacked Sagar and his two friends with sharp-edged weapons and sticks, said police as reported by The Hindustan Times.

While Sagar was stabbed in the chest and back, Nitish was stabbed on the wrist and Vishal suffered a fracture after being hit with a stick. The accused then fled from the spot in their car.

Sagar was rushed to GMSH 16 by his friends from where he was referred to PGIMER. However, he succumbed due to injuries on the chest and back. Vishal was admitted to the trauma centre for injuries on the hands…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Protests in Pak as Sikh Girl Abducted, Converted to Islam

Amritsar, August 21

A Sikh teacher in Peer Baba, Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was reportedly abducted and converted to Islam, triggering protests. Dina Kaur, daughter of Gurcharan Singh, was abducted at gunpoint, raped and married to her abductor on August 20. Her family approached the police today, but no case was registered.

Gurcharan Singh claimed the crime had been committed in connivance with the District Police Officer (DPO) and Station House Officer (SHO) of Buner district. “They tortured her and forced her to get converted. They misled us the entire day,” he said. Livid, the Sikh community in the district organised massive protests. A video of one such protest went viral.

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

Sikh Girl Abducted, Raped, Forcibly Converted in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Massive Protests Erupt

Seeing the discrimination and oppression, hundreds of Sikhs and other locals blocked the road and demanded justice.

Samsher Singh | Buner | Aug 21, 2022:: Sikh community in the Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan organised massive protests after a Sikh girl was forcibly abducted, and converted to Islam on the evening of August 20.

Dina Kaur, daughter of Gurucharan Singh, was reported to be abducted at gunpoint, raped, and married to her abductor with the help of local administration and police.

A Sikh protester said, “I appeal to the people of Pakistan and those living abroad that we are being oppressed and attacked. This protest will continue till we get our daughter back. She was forcibly abducted yesterday with the help of the administration. The administration of Buner is involved in it as they tortured her and convinced her to get converted and get married. They misled us for the entire day”.

He added, “They have not registered our FIR in the police station. We also visited other senior officials but they have not given us any satisfactory answers. They are partners in this crime. With the help of the administration, our child was forced to sign the documents. I appeal to the Sikh community of the world to join us and protest against such crime. We will continue this protest till our child is not handed over to us”.

Another Sikh protester said, “We have had good relations with our Muslim neighbours. Such attacks, torture and forced conversion of our children are not acceptable to us. I appeal to the Muslim and Pashtun brothers to raise our voices for us and help us to get justice. We will not stay here anymore If you don’t stand with us.”

Many Sikh families are settled in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and they are mostly engaged in businesses. The minority community, including the Sikhs, Hindus and Christians from different parts of Pakistan have been facing persecution and their girls are regularly being kidnapped, raped and married to their abductors.

Many families from Pakistan have already migrated to India and other countries to protect their daughters and other family members.

Sikh activist and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Manjinder Singh Sirsa highlighted the matter of such plights of Sikhs in Pakistan and drew the attention of Indian External Affairs Minister to address the matter suitably.

In a tweet, Sirsa conveyed: “No Human Rights for Minorities in Pakistan: In Peer Baba Kpk province, Sikh girl teacher Deena Kaur was kidnapped yesterday and today her family was told that her Nikah has been done. The local police didn’t even register the FIR & has told the Sikh community to stay silent”.

The Jihadi extremists and Islamic fanatics in Pakistan always harm the minority Hindu and Sikhs in Pakistan with the help of majority Muslim people and the Government in power there. No human rights are saved for the minority people in Pakistan from the beginning of its Islamic supremacy.

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Bans New Zealand Anti-Vaccine Mandate Campaigner Chantelle Baker

Chantelle Baker, one of New Zealand’s most vocal anti-vaccine mandate commentators, has had her page permanently banned on Facebook. Baker is also one of the better-known participants of the freedom protests at Parliament earlier this year and had planned to attend a similar protest this week.

Baker confirmed the ban on another page she runs that is not under her name. She wrote: “We’re gone but we’re not out — not quite yet.” The page that was unpublished had 97,000 followers.

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

New Zealand: Parliament Protest: About 1000 Brian Tamaki-Led Protesters Expected to Converge on Beehive

Roads have closed, concrete blocks have been shifted in and temporary fencing has been set up around Parliament as a convoy of anti-government protesters cross the North Island bound for the capital.

About 1000 people are expected to march towards the Beehive on Tuesday as Wellington prepares for a mass protest six months after the traumatic 23-day occupation of Parliament grounds.

And police are threatening arrest and prosecution if those who were trespassed from Parliament in the previous protest return.

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

Federal Judge Who Rules on Immigration Issues Arrested for Human Smuggling

A licensed Texas attorney and federally-appointed immigration magistrate was taken into custody for allegedly smuggling migrants and resisting arrest on Saturday.

According to Galveston County Constable Jimmy Fullen, Timothy Daniel Japhet was arrested and charged for the “smuggling of a human and resisting arrest” in Kinney County, TX. Fullen made the announcement on his Facebook page, along with pictures of Japhet and the four men he was accused of smuggling across the US-Mexico border.

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

Poland Accepts Almost 5.62 Mln Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, almost 5.62 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Friday morning.

According to the SG, on Thursday Border Guard officers carried out around 26,000 border checks on people entering Poland from Ukraine, and by 7:00 a.m. on Friday the number of arrivals had reached around 7,400 people.

The Border Guard also said that 3.77 million people had left Poland for Ukraine since the beginning of the war. On Thursday, around 27,100 people crossed the border from Poland to Ukraine.

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

First Reading: How Canada Ignored Warnings That Euthanasia Would Immediately Go Too Far

Barely a week now goes by without some new case emerging of a sick Canadian being offered assisted death in lieu of treatment. Most recently, it was a Canadian combat veteran who was casually offered the option of dying after he approached Veteran Affairs Canada for help with his PTSD.

It’s a nightmare scenario that was envisioned by no shortage of ethicists and health figures when assisted death was first written into Canadian law. But with few exceptions, these warnings were ignored by the various court rulings that ultimately forced Canada into adopting the world’s most permissive regime of legal euthanasia.

It was the 2015 Supreme Court decision Carter v. Canada that first struck down Criminal Code bans on doctor-assisted suicide and compelled the House of Commons to encode legal euthanasia into law.

[Comment: VivaFrei says online: “Over 3% of deaths in Canada in 2021 were medically assisted deaths. 10,064 MAIDS of 307,000 total “

Here is a report about assisted suicides in California: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/CDPH%20Document%20Library/CDPH_End_of_Life%20_Option_Act_Report_2021_FINAL.pdf

If I’m reading the report correctly there were less than 1,000 assisted suicides in California in 2021. Canada has somewhat less people than California, but more assisted suicides in 2021.]

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

New Jersey Teachers Union Calls Parents ‘Extremists’ In New Ad

COVID ignited an increase in the involvement of parents in the education of their children. Virtual education and over the top mandate rules brought an influx of parents to school board meetings. The woke agenda and disturbing content further fueled parental engagement. But school boards and teachers unions are not happy to have increased parental oversight.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib claimed that parents simply speaking at a school board meeting is ‘White Supremacy.’

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

New York Governor Kathy Hochul Signs “Salespeople” Law, Bans Gendered Language in Law

New York’s Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation that removed the term “salesman” replacing it with “salesperson.” This is the latest in New York’s bid to ban language that isn’t gender-neutral.

“Jobs have no gender, but unfortunately, many of our state’s laws still use gendered language when discussing professions that are practiced by people of all genders,” state Sen. Anna Kaplan said of the bill she sponsored with Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell.

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

Radical Soros-Funded Massachusetts US Attorney Threatens Americans Who Oppose Genital Mutilation of Children — Calling Opposition a ‘Hate Crime’

Soros-backed Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins issued an official statement on Wednesday threatening Americans who are against the genital mutilation of children.

Rollins who supports the transitioning of children at Boston Children’s Hospital, calls opposition to the hospital’s practices a “hate crime.”

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

7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/21/2022

  1. Re: USA: John Fetterman says he wants to release “one-third” of detainees, etc.

    Well, this figure, possibly (?) plucked out of the air, makes no sense without context.

    However, the US does imprison more of its miscreants, for longer, than any other Western “liberal” democracy, without much apparent effect on crime rates. Unless Americans are more intrinsically wicked than Brits, Germans, Australians etc (most unlikely, imho) some kind of reappraisal is surely overdue?

    • It’s not the Americans of European heritage ole boy, it is those of the bloody 3rd world that drive the crime rates through the roof, just like in jolly once great Britain. If we brought back the rope and put in express lanes this nonsense would stop.

  2. Dugin is given more space than he actually has. In Russia, there is only one ideology – to plunder the country, the population, natural resources. Dugin was assigned to come up with an ersatz cover for all this. Before that, he had some kind of esoteric community.
    Dugin is the son of a GRU general. Strangers near the Kremlin are not fed.
    If I were talented, I would write a novel about Dugin in the spirit of Faust. He sells his soul, and in the end, Mephistopheles takes away his most precious thing – his daughter.

    I haven’t read Dugin. Or read. I do not remember. Perhaps all this seemed to me nonsense.

    You know, in Russia on the eve of 1917, a lot was written, talked, thought… And then it all burned down in the fire of the revolution.

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