Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/22/2022

According to Russia, Ukrainian intelligence is responsible for the killing of Darya Dugina, the daughter of Alexander Dugin. The Russian security service released video footage of Natalia Vovk, a Ukrainian citizen, who they say planted the bomb that killed Ms. Dugina, and then escaped into Estonia.

In other news, Dr. Anthony Fauci has resigned his position as Chief Medical Advisor to the President and director of NIAID, effective as of December.

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Thanks to Dean, Hellequin GB, JW, LP, Reader from Chicago, Roger, SS, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» 97 Percent of Execs Say US in Recession Despite Biden’s Definition Change
» Justinflation: Canadians Are Stressed About Finances, Cutting Spending Due to Cost of Living
» Quarter of Canadians Have Taken on Debt to Deal With Cost of Living
» Sharp Rise in Abandoned Pets as Cost-of-Living Skyrockets in UK
» Winter of Discontent: Gas Crisis to Leave Over Half of Germans Living Paycheque to Paycheque at Best
 
USA
» Al Sharpton Tells PayPal to Cut Ties With Phoenix Suns Owner Robert Sarver
» Anthony Fauci Resigns as Chief Medical Advisor
» Apple Workers Say Going Back to the Office Would Stifle ‘Inclusion and Diversity’
» Atlanta: Police Telling People to Avoid Part of Midtown After Three Shot, Gunman on the Run
» Biden White House Facilitated DOJ’s Criminal Probe Against Trump, Scuttled Privilege Claims: Memos
» Biden’s a Border for Me, But Not for Thee
» Celebrated Galileo Manuscript Deemed a Fake
» CNN Boss Warns ‘Unsettled’ Staff to Prepare for ‘More Changes’
» Elon Musk Subpoenas Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
» Fairfax County Parents Demand ‘Significant Changes’ to Ensure Children’s Safety After Counselor Firing
» Female Suspect Arrested at Atlanta Airport After City Center Shootings
» Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces Plans for Private Military Force
» In Minneapolis, Wild Greg’s Saloon Closes, The Latest Victim of Hospitality Crisis in Deep-Blue Cities
» Judge Formally Rejects Justice Department’s Plea to Keep Entire Trump Raid Affidavit Sealed
» LaGrange Husband Arrested After Being Shot by Wife in Self-Defense
» Man Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder for Neck Stabbing in Durango
» Multiple Explosives Detonated by WV Bomb Squad After Being Discovered in Church, Courthouse
» Portland Church Abandoned as Congregation Flees Antifa Violence
» Republicans Deploy Protesters Dressed as IRS Agents to Democrat Events Across the Country to Respond in Fury to Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Giving Agency $80billion for More Agents and Increased Audits
» Retrial of Two Men Accused of Plotting Kidnap of Michigan Gov. Whitmer Goes to Jurors
» Rumble Challenges Big Tech’s Ad Dominance, Launches Rumble Ads in Beta
» Security Guard Shoots, Kills Man Outside Phoenix Nightclub in Case of Self-Defense, Police Say
» Teen Killed in Apparent Self-Defense Shooting in Winnemucca
» Tennis Star Novak Djokovic May Not Compete in U.S. Open Due to Vax Rejection
» Texas Robbery Victim Shoots and Kills Suspect Who Pulled Gun on Him
» Trump Files Motion Challenging FBI Search Warrant, Demands ‘Special Master’ Review Documents
» Ultimate Irony: Sacked Stelter Declares “We Must Make Sure We Don’t Give Platforms to Those Lying to Our Faces”
» Video of Man Stabbing Shark in Head on New Smyrna Beach Stuns Some. Here’s Why it’s Legal in Florida
» Videos: MSNBC Says U.S. Already in Civil War; Repeatedly Calls GOP a “Fascist” Party
» ‘We Farmers Need to Stand Together’: Feds Take Aim at Pennsylvania Organic Farmer
 
Canada
» Canada Announces Millions in Funding for COVID Isolation Site
» Suspecting Federal Corruption, Scientist Exhausts All Canadian-Based Options, Seeks Justice Internationally
» Travis Toews Commits to Arresting Trespassing Trudeau Agents
» Western University Mandates Vaccine Booster Dose
 
Europe and the EU
» 48% of Criminal Acts in Paris Are Committed by Foreigners, 55% in Marseille, Says France’s Interior Minister
» ‘Don’t Sacrifice Germany for Ukraine’ — German Trade Association Asks Chancellor Scholz to End Sanctions Against Russia to Save Economy
» English Justice System Faces Collapse as Criminal Barristers to Go on Strike ‘Indefinitely’
» Oracle is Sued for Alleged Surveillance Network
» Polling Shows That Ruling Conservative Party in Poland Has Good Chance of Staying in Power
» ‘The Real Historical France Has Ceased to Exist’ — Hungarian in Assassination Team Who Tried to Kill France’s De Gaulle Believes He Did the Right Thing
» UK Election Officials Are Ignoring Voter Fraud by Minorities Out of ‘Fear’
» UK: Drama School Tells Students to Report “Microaggressions” on QR Code System
» UK: RAF Head Resigned Over Belief Diversity Targets Were “Unlawful”
» UK: The Smiley Prison
 
Balkans
» Serbia: We Will Save Kosovo Serbs From Persecution if NATO Will Not
 
Middle East
» Iran Builds Its Own Online ISIS in America
 
Russia
» Putin Ally Aleksandr Dugin Says ‘Enemies of Russia Meanly, Stealthily Killed’ His Daughter in Car Explosion
» Russia Claims Ukrainian Intelligence Behind Darya Dugina Assassination in Moscow
» Ukraine War: Reports of More Shelling Near Europe’s Biggest Nuclear Plant
» Ukrainian General Claims Country Has Lost 9,000 Soldiers Since War Began
» What Really Happened to Dugin’s Daughter?
 
South Asia
» Over 250 Women in Sindh Fallen Victim of Horrific Violence in Just 3 Months in Islamic Pakistan
 
Far East
» Thanks, Comrade: Famed U. of Maryland Professor Created Surveillance Machine for Communist China
 
Australia — Pacific
» New Zealand: Parliament Protest: Wellington on High Alert as Group Converges for Demonstration
» New Zealand: Watch: Jacinda Ardern Distances Herself From Call to Ban Avi Yemini
» Watch Live: Thousands Protest NZ Government
 
Latin America
» Haitians Launch Protests, Demand Ouster of Prime Minister
 
Immigration
» 1,000 Migrants Have Arrived in NYC: Greg Abbott Reveals Huge Haul of Buses He Has Sent From Texas Who Then Line Up for Food, Free Phones and Healthcare
» Far-Right Politician Leading Race to Become Italy’s Next PM Sparks Fury by Sharing Video of a Ukrainian Woman Being Raped by an Asylum Seeker While Vowing to ‘Restore Security’
» Greece Repels 1,500 Migrants in 24 Hours
» Migrants Converge on Greece, Canary Islands, Lampedusa
» Pentagon Denies DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Second Plea for the National Guard to be Deployed to Deal With Huge Influx of Migrants Into the City
» UK: Eight Boats Carrying ‘300’ Migrants Including Children Land in Dover and Dungeness This Morning After Making Dangerous Channel Crossing in Busiest Month for Arrivals This Year
 
Culture Wars
» Bill Gates Lavished the Media With 319 Million in Funding
» Chicago Children’s Hospital Admits Reliance on ‘Anecdotal Evidence’ For Treatment of ‘Trans’ Youth
» Conservative Publication Censored by British Retail Giant for Publishing Interview With Viktor Orban and Promoting Satirical LGBT Cartoon
» Seattle Children’s Hospital Offers Medicalized Gender Transition to 9-Year-Olds
» Twitter Locks Out Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Colin Wright
» UK: Rival Protests Held Outside Drag Queen’s Storytime Event at Burnham-on-Sea Library
» Woke Cops Dance the Macarena at Pride as Crime Wave Grips UK
 

97 Percent of Execs Say US in Recession Despite Biden’s Definition Change

The Biden administration changed the definition of the word recession in July, prior to the release of numbers that showed the US was in a recession, in order to be able to make the claim that the US was not in a recession. Despite this, a large number of US executives believe the country is now in a recession.

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

Justinflation: Canadians Are Stressed About Finances, Cutting Spending Due to Cost of Living

Two-thirds of Canadians say that they are stressed about finances, and the majority of Canadians say they have cut spending in recent months.

Data released by the Angus Reid Institute found that more than half of Canadians can’t keep up with the cost of living.

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

Quarter of Canadians Have Taken on Debt to Deal With Cost of Living

A quarter of Canadians have taken on more debt this year due to historically-high inflation rates, according to a newly published survey.

The Finder.com survey found that 24% of those polled said they have accumulated new debt because of the growing cost of living.

Of the top three reasons why Canadians have taken on new debt, respondents said that covering bills, consolidating past debt and job losses were the primary drivers.

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

Sharp Rise in Abandoned Pets as Cost-of-Living Skyrockets in UK

There has been a “sharp rise” in abandoned pets in the UK as the cost-of-living has skyrocketed, according to the Hope Rescue Center in south-east Wales, which says it’s received 300 calls in the past 90 days from people who can’t afford to keep their animals.

According to the center, the abandoning of pets was caused by a “perfect storm” of increased dog ownership during the pandemic, combined with surging rents and other costs of living.

According to the BBC, UK households bought 3.2 million pets in the first year after the lockdown.

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

Winter of Discontent: Gas Crisis to Leave Over Half of Germans Living Paycheque to Paycheque at Best

Over half of households in Germany will be left living paycheck to paycheck or worse as a result of the country’s gas crisis, the head of a savings bank has warned.

The heightening prices come as major figures in Germany’s left-liberal coalition government are being called on to resign as the country edges ever closer to what is expected to be a chaotic winter — the result of years of chronic mismanagement by the German political class.

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

Al Sharpton Tells PayPal to Cut Ties With Phoenix Suns Owner Robert Sarver

Activist Rev. Al Sharpton is stepping up his fight against Robert Sarver, the majority owner of NBA team Phoenix Suns, WNBA team Phoenix Mercury, and Spanish soccer team RCD Mallorca.

Sharpton wrote an open letter to PayPal CEO Dan Schulman demanding the end of the payments giant’s partnership with Sarver, who has been accused of racism, misogyny, and cultivating a toxic work environment at the Suns.

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

Anthony Fauci Resigns as Chief Medical Advisor

Anthony Fauci has announced his resignation as Chief Medical Advisor to the President and NIAID director after holding the latter position for nearly four decades and seven presidencies.

“I am announcing today that I will be stepping down from the positions of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, as well as the position of Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden. I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career,” Fauci wrote in an official statement.

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

Apple Workers Say Going Back to the Office Would Stifle ‘Inclusion and Diversity’

On Monday, a loose collection of Apple employees who identify as a “global solidarity union” fighting for a “say in our workplace” posted a petition on Twitter claiming that Apple would be stifling diversity if it requires employees to work in the office three days a week.

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

Atlanta: Police Telling People to Avoid Part of Midtown After Three Shot, Gunman on the Run

ATLANTA — Atlanta police are telling people to stay away from the area between 12th St and Peachtree St NE and 15th St and W. Peachtree St NW after three people were shot in midtown Monday afternoon.

It happened around 2 p.m. at 1280 West Peachtree Street NW.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Biden White House Facilitated DOJ’s Criminal Probe Against Trump, Scuttled Privilege Claims: Memos

Long before it professed no prior knowledge of the raid on Donald Trump’s estate, the Biden White House worked directly with the Justice Department and National Archives to instigate the criminal probe into alleged mishandling of documents, allowing the FBI to review evidence retrieved from Mar-a-Lago this spring and eliminating the 45th president’s claims to executive privilege, according to contemporaneous government documents reviewed by Just the News.

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

Biden’s a Border for Me, But Not for Thee

President Joe Biden is all for open borders — except when it comes to the one around his own vacation spot.

He’s stuck taxpayers with a bill for close to half a million for a security fence around his Delaware beach house, a project ongoing since last September, contracted out to a local builder by the Department of Homeland Security.

The irony is rich: The same agency Biden has used to help erase the US southern border is overseeing a wall around the president’s ocean hideaway.

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

Celebrated Galileo Manuscript Deemed a Fake

The University of Michigan has deemed a manuscript it has long attributed to Galileo Galilei to be a forgery created in the 1930s.

“After an internal investigation of the findings of Nick Wilding, professor of history at Georgia State University, the library has concluded that its ‘Galileo manuscript’ is in fact a 20th-century forgery,” the University stated, per the Washington Examiner. “We’re grateful to Professor Wilding for sharing his findings, and are now working to reconsider the manuscript’s role in our collection.”

The forgery contained a fake copy of a sketch by Galileo of the moons orbiting Jupiter. Said sketch was “the first time someone had documented a celestial body orbiting a planet that was not Earth,” according to the Examiner.

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

CNN Boss Warns ‘Unsettled’ Staff to Prepare for ‘More Changes’

CNN Boss Chris Licht’s efforts to restore credibility to the far-left, ratings-challenged network is far from over.

According to multiple reports, Licht has warned employees to brace for “more changes” following the departure of Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter.

“I want to acknowledge that this is a time of significant change, and I know that many of you are unsettled,” said Licht during a Friday morning editorial call, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “There will be more changes and you might not understand it or like it all.”

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

Elon Musk Subpoenas Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Elon Musk has subpoenaed Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey as the Tesla chief executive prepares for a legal battle on Oct. 17 in the Delaware Court of Chancery over the termination of his $44 billion acquisition.

Dorsey, who handed over the chief executive reins to Parag Agrawal after stepping down last year, announced his support for Musk’s bid back in April.

“In principle, I don’t believe anyone should own or run Twitter. It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company,” Dorsey tweeted at the time. “Solving for the problem of it being a company however, Elon is the singular solution I trust. I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness.”

[Comment: Say what?]

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

Fairfax County Parents Demand ‘Significant Changes’ to Ensure Children’s Safety After Counselor Firing

A group of parents in Fairfax County, Va., are urging the school district to do more to keep their children safe after the firing of a counselor who was convicted of committing a sex crime.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) superintendent Michelle Reid recently told parents that the school board fired a counselor at Glasgow Middle School in Lincolnia, Virginia, after learning he was convicted of soliciting prostitution from a minor. Records show that the school district had employed him for months before his termination. The school board took action against Thornton as soon as they learned of the situation, according to Reid, who assumed the role of superintendent last month. She called the situation “deeply disturbing” and pledged an “independent investigation” by outside counsel.

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

Female Suspect Arrested at Atlanta Airport After City Center Shootings

ATLANTA, Aug 22 (Reuters) — Police arrested a female suspect at Atlanta’s international airport on Monday, ending an hours-long search after shootings in the city center that left two dead and a third wounded.

The Atlanta Police Department said the shootings were not random and the victims were likely targeted.

Responding to a report of a shooting at around 1:45 PM (1745 GMT), police found two people at an upscale condominium building near Colony Square, an office and shopping complex in Atlanta’s Midtown area. One died and the other was taken to a hospital, police said.

While officers were at the first location, police received another call about a shooting less than a mile to the southeast at a high-rise office building, where the third victim was found.

That person also appeared to have been shot and later died at a hospital, police said.

Officers were investigating the connection between the two locations. Initial information indicated that a female suspect was responsible for both incidents, police said.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces Plans for Private Military Force

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has re-established the Florida State Guard, a state-controlled private military force.

The Florida State Guard, which existed during the World War II era, would not be controlled by the Pentagon and would be a separate, non-federal entity.

“Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reestablishment of the Florida State Guard and introduced the new director of this emergency-focused civilian volunteer force, retired Marine Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Chris Graham. By bringing back the Florida State Guard, Florida now joins 22 other states and territories with state-level defense forces, and many other states have laws on the books allowing for the activation of these organizations. Florida will add 400 members of the Florida State Guard to respond to a projected active hurricane season, and more than 1,200 individuals have already expressed interest in joining. To learn more about this opportunity to serve your fellow Floridians under the direction of Florida’s elected officials,” DeSantis’ office said in a press release.

“The U.S. military has been kicking out great service members over the Biden administration’s unacceptable COVID vaccine mandate, and they are even targeting members of the National Guard. The bureaucrats in D.C. who control our National Guard have also refused to increase the number of guardsmen despite our increasing population, leaving Florida with the second worst National Guardsman to resident ratio. By reestablishing the Florida State Guard under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Graham, we have a great opportunity to expand our capability to help people in times of need or disaster,” DeSantis said…

           — Hat tip: Hellequin GB [Return to headlines]
 

In Minneapolis, Wild Greg’s Saloon Closes, The Latest Victim of Hospitality Crisis in Deep-Blue Cities

Crime and COVID-19 restrictions have claimed yet another business in the already eviscerated Minneapolis hospitality scene.

Wild Greg’s Saloon closed its sprawling nightclub in troubled downtown Minneapolis just days after its owner highlighted for Fox News the growing chasm between the restaurant crisis in deep-blue cities and the thriving hospitality scene in red-state America.

“Minneapolis is a ghost town,” Greg Urban told Fox News Digital on Monday in a phone interview. “We’re in much better shape being closed than being open. We stopped the bleeding.”

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

Judge Formally Rejects Justice Department’s Plea to Keep Entire Trump Raid Affidavit Sealed

Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart on Monday formally rejected the Justice Department’s plea to keep sealed the entire affidavit used for the search warrant to raid former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

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

LaGrange Husband Arrested After Being Shot by Wife in Self-Defense

LAGRANGE, Ga. (WTVM) — A husband faces multiple charges after his wife shoots him in self-defense, LaGrange police say.

According to LaGrange authorities, on Aug. 19, police responded to a residence on Loch Court regarding someone being shot.

Upon arrival, officers found Charles Shields suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was immediately taken to the hospital to receive treatment for his injury.

The Criminal Investigations Section began an investigation into the shooting, where it was discovered Shields was physically assaulting his wife.

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

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder for Neck Stabbing in Durango

Durango police describe attack as unprovoked

A Shiprock man was being held Monday at the La Plata County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder for stabbing another man in the neck with a kitchen knife.

The unprovoked attack occurred about 11:05 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of Main Avenue, said Brice Current, assistant chief with the Durango Police Department.

“The injury was really close to an artery, and he possibly could have died if it was within an inch or so (closer),” Current said.

The victim, Jose Luis Delucio Diaz, 34, was in “stable condition” Monday at Mercy Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Diaz told police he was sitting at a table in front of Dreams of Tibet when a man approached him and stabbed him in the neck.

Diaz stood up and walked toward the intersection at 10th Street and Main Avenue and received help from three other men. While receiving assistance, Diaz pointed toward the man who stabbed him, according to an arrest affidavit. The three men then helped police identify the suspect.

Bill Smith, 58, was being held Monday on $25,000 bail.

Smith told police he believed he was being followed and that a group of people were attempting to harm him, according to an arrest affidavit. He said two women began talking to him, and he believed they were trying to lure him into a trap. He said a group of eight to 10 people “tried to bunch up on me.”

Smith also told police he had been punched on the left side of the head during an interaction with Diaz but later said he was punched on the right side of the head. Police found no injuries to suggest he had been hit, Current said.

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Multiple Explosives Detonated by WV Bomb Squad After Being Discovered in Church, Courthouse

A series of suspicious devices that resembled bombs were planted throughout a small West Virginia city on Monday, with one being destroyed through a controlled explosion.

The New York Post reports that several of these devices were discovered across Bluefield, West Virginia: one in a federal courthouse, a church, and the suspect’s home. The situation is in development and Bluefield Police Chief Dennis Dillow said, “We are in the middle of investigating this.”

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

Portland Church Abandoned as Congregation Flees Antifa Violence

A nearly 100-year-old Portland, Oregon church has been abandoned and is currently up for sale due to “Mormon flight” from the area, as members of the Church of latter-day saints are fleeing because of the city’s historic crime, homelessness, and collapse of social norms.

Bishop Dave Noble told the Willamette Week that attendees were scared away by rioting, politics, and are moving to Utah and Idaho. This “Mormon flight” has caused Oregon to lose 1.5 percent of its Mormon residents.

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

Republicans Deploy Protesters Dressed as IRS Agents to Democrat Events Across the Country to Respond in Fury to Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Giving Agency $80billion for More Agents and Increased Audits

Protesters dressed as IRS agents were deployed across the country at Democratic lawmakers’ offices to bring attention to the Inflation Reduction Act giving $80 million to hire more agents for audits.

Images outside offices shared by Republican National Committee field offices show protesters dressed in black suits and sunglasses holding signs with phrases like ‘Thanks for hiring me’ and ‘Income Removal Service,’ as an alternative acronym for IRS.

Some of the other signs, specifically in border states like Texas, plead for ‘more Border Agents’ and ‘less IRS enforcers’.

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

Retrial of Two Men Accused of Plotting Kidnap of Michigan Gov. Whitmer Goes to Jurors

The case of two men being tried a second time in connection with a conspiring to kidnap Michigan Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer went to jurors Monday.

The jury received the case at about noon, following a nine-day trial and closing arguments.

Defendants Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. are being retried following their acquittal in April with help from their defense attorneys who successfully argued the FBI entrapped their clients, according to the Associated Press.

The jury in that trial deadlocked on the verdicts for Croft and Fox, the latter of whom was portrayed as the ringleader of the alleged plot.

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

Rumble Challenges Big Tech’s Ad Dominance, Launches Rumble Ads in Beta

Rumble has launched a beta version of Rumble Ads — an ad platform for advertisers and publishers.

The beta version will let advertisers access a portion of the user traffic on Rumble’s website, create campaigns, view analytics, and more. Publishers can also access advertiser demand.

Rumble Ads will launch with display ads. Video ads and native ads are expected to be added to the ad platform in the next quarter.

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

Security Guard Shoots, Kills Man Outside Phoenix Nightclub in Case of Self-Defense, Police Say

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A man is dead after reportedly being shot by a security guard outside a downtown Phoenix nightclub Sunday night. And police are investigating it as a case of self-defense.

Police were called to the area of Central Avenue and Roosevelt Street around 8:30 p.m. and officers soon found a man on the ground with gunshot wounds. He was rushed to an area hospital where he died a short time later. He’s been identified as Travonte Hayes, 28.

The club nearby, Tru Ultra Lounge, had been hosting an event Sunday night and detectives learned that Hayes had been kicked out of the establishment earlier in the evening. Police say Hayes later returned and pointed a gun at a security guard before trying to go back inside. That’s when Hayes was shot.

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

Teen Killed in Apparent Self-Defense Shooting in Winnemucca

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (KOLO) —A teenager is dead following a shooting early Sunday in Winnemucca. Police said it appears to be self-defense.

The Winnemucca Police Department did not immediately release the names of those involved.

Police said they responded Sunday at about 12:26 a.m. to the Maverik at 605 W. Haskell St. on reports of shots being fired.

They arrived to find a 16-year-old boy had been shot by a 19-year-old male. The 16-year-old was taken to Humboldt General Hospital where he died from his injuries.

People said witnesses and participants cooperated with the investigation. It appears the 16-year-old attacked the 19-year-old with a knife prior to the shooting.

“The preliminary investigation shows that this was an act of self-defense,” police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Chukuma Jones at 775-623-6396 or call Secret Witness at 775-623-6969.

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

Tennis Star Novak Djokovic May Not Compete in U.S. Open Due to Vax Rejection

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic may not be competing in the U.S Open due to his refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, which effectively prevents him from entering the United States.

Djokovic famously rejected the jab when required to do so at the Australian Open in 2021.

Despite lifting most of the mandates for the vaccination and mask rules, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has yet to lift its vaccination requirement for international travelers, effectively barring the Grand Slam champion from competing in the upcoming tournament, which begins on August 29.

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

Texas Robbery Victim Shoots and Kills Suspect Who Pulled Gun on Him

A robbery suspect was shot and killed in the early hours of Friday morning at an apartment complex in San Antonio after pulling a gun on the would-be victim, according to local media reports.

A man was returning to his apartment around 3:30 a.m. when three males jumped out a car in the parking lot and tried to rob him, Fox affiliate KABB reports.

The victim refused to hand anything over and pulled out his own gun, then shot one of the suspects in the neck, according to the local news outlet.

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

Trump Files Motion Challenging FBI Search Warrant, Demands ‘Special Master’ Review Documents

Former President Donald Trump filed a motion on Monday to have a third party review the documents the FBI took when it raided his home.

Trump sought the appointment of a “special master” to review the documents taken from his home, multiple news reports have stated. He also seeks a detailed inventory of what law enforcement took, the return of items taken that were outside the scope of the search, and to bar the government from reviewing the material pending the special master’s appointment.

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

Ultimate Irony: Sacked Stelter Declares “We Must Make Sure We Don’t Give Platforms to Those Lying to Our Faces”

In his last broadcast on CNN after being sacked, Brian Stelter proved one final time that he has a complete lack of self awareness by stating that “the free world needs a reliable source,” and “we must make sure we don’t give platforms to those lying to our faces”.

Stelter played a reel of old footage of himself on a TV next to his now balder, more engorged, and more potato like-head while trying not to cry and simultaneously lecturing everyone else about protecting ‘democracy’ and ‘freedom’:

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

Video of Man Stabbing Shark in Head on New Smyrna Beach Stuns Some. Here’s Why it’s Legal in Florida

FWC officials say 2 men harvesting the shark from the shore did not violate the law

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — A video of two men dragging a shark across the New Smyrna Beach shore and stabbing it in the head surfaced Saturday, leaving many social media users stunned and questioning the legality of the practice.

“You should not be doing that with animals,” said the woman in the video shared on Twitter. “Please do not do anything to it… Why are you doing that?”

One of the men who captured the shark responded that it was “a legal harvest” and “natural”.

“I’m taking it to eat and feed my family,” the other man said.

So, News 6 reached out to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about the video to ask the question dividing viewers: Is harvesting a shark from the shore legal?

“It is common practice for anglers to euthanize sharks after landing for ethical and safety concerns. This video is not currently under investigation as no violation of state law regarding the method of harvest occurred,” FWC officials said in a statement.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Videos: MSNBC Says U.S. Already in Civil War; Repeatedly Calls GOP a “Fascist” Party

MSNBC host Tiffany Cross declared that the U.S. is already in a civil war, and blamed conservative news organisations for stoking violence, then in a subsequent broadcast brought on a guest who repeatedly claimed that the Republican Party is “fascist.”

Cross made the comments while filling in for race baiter Joy Reid last week, stating “At this point, I do think we have to have serious conversations around preparing for actual violence. People keep saying a civil war is coming. I would say a civil war is here. And I don’t mean to be hyperbolic.”

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‘We Farmers Need to Stand Together’: Feds Take Aim at Pennsylvania Organic Farmer

Recently, Miller’s Organic Farm in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania was raided by armed federal agents. They demanded the farm cease operations and are economically crippling the business with over $300,000 in fines.

The government is arguing that the farm isn’t adhering to federal regulatory requirements for food.

The water buffalo, the cattle, and even the camels are living and being processed in the way, as Miller argues, that God intended.

All of the animals on the farm eat fully organic diets, munching only on the wild plants, flowers, and the bugs in their pasture.

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Canada Announces Millions in Funding for COVID Isolation Site

The Trudeau government has announced $4.2 million in additional funding to keep a Windsor-Essex ‘voluntary’ isolation site afloat until March 2023.

In a new release, the Government of Canada said that isolation remains one of the best ways to slow the spread of COVID despite it being over two years since COVID began and there being little to no evidence to support such a position.

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Suspecting Federal Corruption, Scientist Exhausts All Canadian-Based Options, Seeks Justice Internationally

In part one part of this two-part interview, I discussed how Dr. Phillip Oldfield came to recognize the nonsensical way all levels of government were responding to COVID-19.

During the second part of our interview, Dr. Oldfield delves into how he tried to inform various elected politicians and appointed health officials of alternative methods of treatment, but his concerns were entirely ignored and/or disregarded.

After having gone through all of the options within Canada, Oldfield began to draw his attention to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

“I’m requesting an investigation and my allegations are of corruption within the federal government, health authorities and whomever they may find out [to be relevant] as the investigation proceeds,” details Oldfield.

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Travis Toews Commits to Arresting Trespassing Trudeau Agents

UCP leadership candidate Travis Toews has committed to enforcing Alberta’s trespass laws should Trudeau’s climate agents illegally enter farmers’ premises to test nitrogen levels.

“These reports out of Saskatchewan are disturbing! The federal government has no right to trespass on private land. As Premier, I would ensure that Alberta landowners are protected and that trespass laws are enforced!” tweeted Toews in response to Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe.

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Western University Mandates Vaccine Booster Dose

Western University has joined University of Toronto in mandating the vaccine booster for nearly all of its students.

“As of October 1, 2022, all members of our community (Western, Brescia, Huron and King’s) are required to provide proof of vaccination of the primary series plus a booster shot (generally, three doses total) of any combination of COVID-19 vaccines recognized by Health Canada,” a COVID policy update published on August 22 reads.

According to Western University’s vaccine FAQ page, the policy applies to all students, faculty, staff, and some visitors.

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48% of Criminal Acts in Paris Are Committed by Foreigners, 55% in Marseille, Says France’s Interior Minister

Underlining the enormous role foreigners play in France’s crime wave, the country’s own Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin acknowledged that 48 percent of criminal acts in France’s biggest city, Paris, were committed by foreigners, while they accounted for 55 percent of crimes in Marseille, and 39 percent in Lyon.

The numbers are even more shocking when it is taken into account that only 7.4 percent of France’s population is foreign-born, meaning foreigners account for an enormously outsized role in crime in some of France’s biggest population centers.

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‘Don’t Sacrifice Germany for Ukraine’ — German Trade Association Asks Chancellor Scholz to End Sanctions Against Russia to Save Economy

In an open letter, the Halle-Saalekreis district craftworkers’ trade association in Saxony-Anhalt called on Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) to stop all sanctions against Russia and to start negotiations to end the war against Ukraine. The open letter is available on the editorial network of Germany (RND) and has 16 signatories from all guilds.

“We would like to begin by emphasizing that Russia’s attack on Ukraine is a clear violation of Article 2 of the U.N. Charter and is viewed and criticized by us as a serious crime,” the letter said. However, this war did not start on Feb. 24, 2022, the letter reads. In addition, the craftworkers’ association is “justifiably concerned. Concerned about the future of our children and grandchildren, worried about the continued existence of our businesses, and worried about our country.”

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English Justice System Faces Collapse as Criminal Barristers to Go on Strike ‘Indefinitely’

Criminal barristers across England and Wales are to go on strike indefinitely from September 5th over an ongoing pay dispute with the British government.

Barristers across England and Wales will down tools on September 5th for a strike that is now due to last “indefinitely” over an ongoing pay dispute with the British government.

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Oracle is Sued for Alleged Surveillance Network

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has launched a class action lawsuit against Oracle’s worldwide surveillance machine. Tech companies have claimed to have “detailed dossiers on 5 billion people,” and generates $42.4 billion in annual revenue, according to the complaint filed at the US District Court for the Northern District of California.

The dossiers include names, physical addresses, email addresses, physical movements, online and real-world purchases, detailed online activity, income, and interests, including political views.

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Polling Shows That Ruling Conservative Party in Poland Has Good Chance of Staying in Power

Polling shows Poland’s conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) has a good chance of beating the country’s left-wing opposition, according to Polish sociology professor Henryk Domanski.

The professor, who is a sociologist at the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), told Poland’s Rzeczpospolita newspaper that polling shows the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) at 36-37 percent have stayed stable despite the fact that Brussels is blocking Poland’s allocation of funds from the EU Recovery Fund. He said he believes that this means the ruling party’s message is striking home with its core supporters and reinforcing the view that the EU is guilty of trying to subjugate Poland. So far, the Polish public is blaming the opposition which has supported withholding these funds.

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‘The Real Historical France Has Ceased to Exist’ — Hungarian in Assassination Team Who Tried to Kill France’s De Gaulle Believes He Did the Right Thing

The Hungarian member of the team that wanted to assassinate then French President Charles de Gaulle 30 years ago on Aug. 20 still thinks his motivation was just, Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet reports.

The assassination attempt was committed by the French Secret Army Organization (OAS), who believed he had betrayed France by handing over then French colony Algeria to the Algerian nationalists.

“De Gaulle simply handed over Algeria to the ‘most extreme Arabs,’ the National Liberation Front, and the Algerian French, known as the ‘Black Legs’ had to flee,” Lajos Marton told Magyar Nemzet over the telephone from his home near Paris.

“The country has been going downhill ever since, the real historical France has ceased to exist. The youth has gone wild, and the newspapers are already arguing whether the country will be able to defend itself at all.”

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UK Election Officials Are Ignoring Voter Fraud by Minorities Out of ‘Fear’

A senior Tory party official has lashed out at election officials in the UK, saying that they “turned a blind eye to voter fraud for fear of offending woke sensibilities”.

Greg Clark, Britain’s so-called Levelling Up secretary, has demanded that election officials in the country stop ignoring voter fraud in the hopes of avoiding causing offence to “woke sensibilities”.

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UK: Drama School Tells Students to Report “Microaggressions” on QR Code System

Britain’s oldest drama school Lamda encouraged students to report microaggressions through QR codes placed around the school. The anonymous reporting system has been trialed and could be fully launched in the fall.

The QR codes at Lamda allowed students to access official complaint forms to report microaggressions they have experienced or observed at the campus. The complaints are logged and monitored to determine if “patterns are emerging.”

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UK: RAF Head Resigned Over Belief Diversity Targets Were “Unlawful”

The head of the Royal Air Force’s recruitment team resigned after coming under pressure to meet diversity targets which discriminated against white men, believing them to be “unlawful”.

Last week, it emerged that RAF top brass had ordered a pause on the hiring of white men in an effort to meet workplace diversity targets.

The person tasked with achieving that goal resigned in protest, and now we know why.

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UK: The Smiley Prison

Much of the street architecture for a future social credit score smiley prison already exists in UK towns and cities.

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Serbia: We Will Save Kosovo Serbs From Persecution if NATO Will Not

Serbia’s president called on NATO on Sunday to “do their job” in Kosovo or Serbia itself will move to protect the Serb minority there.

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Iran Builds Its Own Online ISIS in America

The stabbing of author Salman Rushdie by a Lebanese Shiite Muslim from New Jersey may be the culmination of efforts by Iran to imitate Al Qaeda and ISIS by building its own online terror network to carry out attacks inside the United States of America. The latest reports indicate that Hadi Matar, Rushdie’s attacker, had been in touch with members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

The recent indictment of a member of the Iranian regime’s IRGC terror network for soliciting the assassination of former US National Security Advisor John Bolton provided a window into how Iran has targeted former Trump administration members.

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Putin Ally Aleksandr Dugin Says ‘Enemies of Russia Meanly, Stealthily Killed’ His Daughter in Car Explosion

Aleksandr Dugin, a political philosopher and prominent ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Russian enemies “meanly” and “stealthily” killed his daughter in a car bombing over the weekend.

Often referred to as “Putin’s Brain,” nationalist thinker Dugin issued his first comments on Monday reflecting on the death of Darya Dugina, who was killed on Saturday night after her Toyota exploded while she was driving through the outskirts of Moscow.

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Russia Claims Ukrainian Intelligence Behind Darya Dugina Assassination in Moscow

Russia’s Federal Security Bureau claims to have solved the assassination of the daughter of Russian ultra-nationalist Alexander Dugin in Moscow, claiming Ukrainian intelligence services were behind the attack.

Darya Dugina, 29, was killed in an explosion that destroyed her car on Sunday with what the FSB claims was a remote-controlled bomb, according to TASS. The security service said that Natalia Vovk, a Ukrainian citizen who entered Russia on July 23, planted the bomb while Dugina was at a conservative festival in Moscow, then escaped to Estonia.

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Ukraine War: Reports of More Shelling Near Europe’s Biggest Nuclear Plant

NIKOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Only hours after the latest international pleas to spare the area around Ukraine’s main nuclear plant from attacks, there were new claims of Russian shelling close to the Zaporizhzhya facilities early Monday.

Nikopol, on the opposite bank of the Dnieper River and about 10 kilometres (6 miles) downstream from the plant, came under fire three times during the night from rockets and mortars, hitting houses, a kindergarten, the bus station and stores, regional governor Valentyn Reznichenko said. Ukraine media reported that four people were wounded.

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Ukrainian General Claims Country Has Lost 9,000 Soldiers Since War Began

NIKOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which hits the half-year mark this week, has already killed some 9,000 Ukrainian soldiers, a general said, and the fighting Monday showed no signs that the war is abating.

At a veteran’s event, Ukraine’s military chief, Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi, said Ukraine’s children need to be taken care of because “their father went to the front line and, perhaps, is one of those almost 9,000 heroes who died.”

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What Really Happened to Dugin’s Daughter?

The same mainstream media that hyperventilates about “conspiracy theories” rushed to label the Dugina assassination a “false flag” within hours of it happening, citing zero evidence whatsoever.

“It’s okay when we do it!”

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Over 250 Women in Sindh Fallen Victim of Horrific Violence in Just 3 Months in Islamic Pakistan

257 girls and women subjected to murder, rape, kidnapping and honor-killing in Pakistan’s Sindh in past 3 months: Human Rights Reports.

ANI | Islamabad | Aug 22, 2022:: Revealing the horrific state of women’s rights in Pakistan, the recent data obtained from different NGOs says that a total of 257 women became the victim of various types of violent acts including physical assault, rape, kidnapping, domestic violence and honour killing in Sindh over just a period of last three months.

All of this is transpiring in Pakistan despite the presence of ample laws. The authorities have failed completely in providing protection and rights to women in Sindh.

Different NGOs working for women’s rights unearth the miserable state of women in Sindh. As per the data, as many as 257 women became the victim of various types of violent acts in Sindh which were reported to local police stations.

Out of these 257 cases, 70 women were subjected to physical assault, 46 were raped, 29 were kidnapped, 38 women faced domestic violence, 29 were kidnapped, 41 were killed and four women lost their lives in honour killing (also known as Karo-Kari) across Sindh during last three months, reported Pakistan’s local media outlet Daily Times.

All of this is transpiring in Pakistan despite the presence of ample laws. The authorities have failed completely in providing protection and rights to women in Sindh

The laws include — The Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection Act) 2013, Sindh Commission on the Status of Women Act 2015, Anti-Sexual Harassment Law (Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2010), Amendment in Criminal Procedure Code (and PPC) (Third Amendment) Act 2011, Anti-Women Practices (Criminal Law Amendment) Act, 2008 and The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act 2013.

The narrow-mindedness of Pakistani society towards its women continues to exhibit itself in the form of brutal killings in the name of honour. Even women of Pakistani origin staying abroad are not spared.

Pakistan reported the maximum number of cases of kidnapping of women, rape, and violence against women in the month of May this year, The News International reported citing a research report by Sustainable Social Development Organisation (SSDO) and the Centre for Research, Development, and Communication (CRDC)…

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Thanks, Comrade: Famed U. of Maryland Professor Created Surveillance Machine for Communist China

University of Maryland (UMD) professor Dinesh Manocha, a decorated scholar in AI and robotics, created machine-learning software “useful for surveillance” that can read people’s personalities and “predict their behavior” for Chinese tech giant Alibaba.

Manocha built the software as part of a six-figure research grant from Alibaba, which wanted to “classify the personality of each pedestrian and identify other biometric features,” according to documents obtained by the Daily Beast. “These capabilities will be used to predict the behavior of each pedestrian and are useful for surveillance,” the document read.

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New Zealand: Parliament Protest: Wellington on High Alert as Group Converges for Demonstration

A standoff is emerging at Parliament between the Brian Tamaki-led anti-Government protest and counter protesters shouting at them to “go home”.

Tamaki’s group arrived at Parliament just before midday and were shouting “freedom” — only to be met by their opponents.

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New Zealand: Watch: Jacinda Ardern Distances Herself From Call to Ban Avi Yemini

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has denied claims her government intervened to block Rebel News reporter Avi Yemini from boarding a plane to Wellington on Monday.

During a post-cabinet press conference, Ardern was asked about the sensational move to ban the journalist from entering the country to report on an anti-government protest which is set to be held outside Parliament in the country’s capital on Tuesday.

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Watch Live: Thousands Protest NZ Government

Thousands of New Zealanders have arrived at Lambton Quay in Wellington and will march to Parliament in the latest in a wave of anti-government protests to take place in the country.

Ardern yesterday told reporters at the press conference that she would not engage with protesters and said that Parliament security had bolstered defences at the site.

Roads have been closed, concrete blocks moved in, and temporary fencing installed around the ‘Beehive’ building.

Rebel News reporter Avi Yemini was sensationally denied entry to New Zealand on Monday after an Immigration official in Wellington refused to allow him into the country to report on the protest.

Independent Australian reporter Rukshan Fernando was also flagged at check-in, but eventually allowed into the country and will be covering the event for Rebel News.

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Haitians Launch Protests, Demand Ouster of Prime Minister

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Thousands of protesters in Haiti’s capital and other major cities blocked roads, shut down businesses and marched through the streets Monday to demand that Prime Minister Ariel Henry step down and to call for a better quality of life.

Associated Press journalists observed an unidentified man fatally shoot a demonstrator in Port-au-Prince and then flee in a car as the crowd temporarily scattered.

Demonstrator Lionel Jean-Pierre, who witnessed the shooting, said things in Haiti have gotten out of control.

“Families don’t know what to do,” he said as the crowd around him chanted: “If Ariel doesn’t leave, we’re going to die!”

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1,000 Migrants Have Arrived in NYC: Greg Abbott Reveals Huge Haul of Buses He Has Sent From Texas Who Then Line Up for Food, Free Phones and Healthcare

Governor Greg Abbott has sent more than 1,000 migrants from Texas to New York City as part of his initiative to bus illegal immigrants released from custody out of his state.

Abbott’s spokeswoman Renae Eze told DailyMail.com that 20 buses have departed from Texas for the Big Apple so far — with more to come.

As of Monday, more than 7,200 migrants have departed Texas for Washington, D.C. on more than 175 busloads.

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Far-Right Politician Leading Race to Become Italy’s Next PM Sparks Fury by Sharing Video of a Ukrainian Woman Being Raped by an Asylum Seeker While Vowing to ‘Restore Security’

The frontrunner to become Italy’s next prime minister has been condemned for posting a video of a Ukrainian woman being raped by an asylum seeker in an Italian city.

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the nationalist Brothers of Italy party, was accused on Monday of shameful electioneering by her rivals after sharing the footage, which MailOnline is not showing.

A 55-year-old woman was assaulted on a pavement in the city of Piacenza early Sunday by an asylum seeker from Guinea, local officials said.

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Greece Repels 1,500 Migrants in 24 Hours

Greek authorities say more than a thousand illegal crossings were thwarted and dozens of human smugglers arrested during a chaotic 24 hours at the Turkish border, according to reports.

Approximately 1,500 illegal aliens attempted to enter Greece on Thursday near Evros, the northernmost region of the country.

On Saturday, Greek officials revealed what had transpired during interviews with Skai and announced further measures Athens plans to take to secure the border.

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Migrants Converge on Greece, Canary Islands, Lampedusa

Incentives (benefits, housing, free medical care, etc.) in Germany attract migrants. The Greek-Turkish border is once again becoming the gateway to Europe for asylum seekers.

Last Thursday alone, 1 500 “refugees” tried to cross the border river Evros from Turkey to the EU state of Greece. This was reported by the Greek Minister for Civil Protection, Takis Theodorikakos, at the weekend. The migrants were turned away.

The EU border protection agency Frontex is also recording increasing numbers. The number of illegal border crossings from Turkey to Greece and Bulgaria increased by 133 percent to 22 601 in the first seven months compared to the previous year.

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Pentagon Denies DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Second Plea for the National Guard to be Deployed to Deal With Huge Influx of Migrants Into the City

The Pentagon, for the second time in recent weeks, denied on Monday a request by Washington’s mayor to help receive migrants arriving from Republican-led states Texas and Arizona in a bid to shift responsibility to the federal government and Democrats.

Mayor Muriel Bowser in July called for the deployment of the District of Columbia National Guard to help with migrants describing it as a ‘humanitarian crisis’ in the nation’s capital.

Bowser asked for 90-day deployment and for a review at the end of that period, but the request was denied by the U.S. military.

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UK: Eight Boats Carrying ‘300’ Migrants Including Children Land in Dover and Dungeness This Morning After Making Dangerous Channel Crossing in Busiest Month for Arrivals This Year

More than 300 migrants including children have reportedly arrived in the UK this morning after small boat crossings surged past 21,000 this year.

Eight boats were seen pulling into Dover and Dungeness today after making dangerous Channel crossings.

The first group, which included a number of small children, were escorted into Dover, Kent by the RNLI shortly after midnight.

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Bill Gates Lavished the Media With 319 Million in Funding

A groundbreaking new report reveals how billionaire Bill Gates has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into media outlets all over the world.

An investigation by the outlet MintPress reports that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has distributed the funds in the form of over 30,000 individual grants.

Big news organizations like CNN, NBC, The Atlantic, The Financial Times, BBC and others have all benefited from the funding.

NPR was the largest beneficiary receiving a whopping $24 million in funding. The Guardian follows with nearly $13 million.

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Chicago Children’s Hospital Admits Reliance on ‘Anecdotal Evidence’ For Treatment of ‘Trans’ Youth

A children’s hospital in Chicago has admitted that they do not have substantial evidence upholding the treatments they provide in their transgender healthcare program, relying instead on “anecdotal evidence.”

In a webinar hosted by Amaze, a website geared towards educating children about sex, porn and gender ideology, Dr. Robert Garofalo, Division Head of the Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago, was interviewed in 2020.

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Conservative Publication Censored by British Retail Giant for Publishing Interview With Viktor Orban and Promoting Satirical LGBT Cartoon

A conservative journal has been taken off the shelves in British retailer WH Smith after a single complaint was filed by a customer seemingly offended by its content, it has emerged.

The latest edition of the European Conservative, an English-language quarterly journal of philosophy, politics, and culture, featured a cartoon that satirized what it perceives to be the overenthusiastic teaching of LGBT content in schools and included a separate interview with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

In a post on the social networking platform, Instagram, the offended customer purported to be “shocked” at what they described as “fascist filth” being sold in a mainstream British retailer.

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Seattle Children’s Hospital Offers Medicalized Gender Transition to 9-Year-Olds

The Seattle Children’s Hospital Gender Clinic gives patients puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones & so-called “gender-affirming” surgeries, and they begin seeing patients at the age of 9.

The clinic accepts new patients as young as 9 years old and “sees patients who have begun to show signs of puberty development. Gender-affirming medical care, such as puberty blockers, are not considered until patients have begun puberty development.”

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Twitter Locks Out Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Colin Wright

Dr. Colin Wright, an evolutionary biologist, was locked out of Twitter for sharing a cartoon about trans activism. Twitter said the meme violated its policy on “hateful conduct” and said he has to delete the tweet after the 12-hour suspension for him regain access to his account.

Wright posted a cartoon depicting the famous philosophical thought experiment the “trolley problem.” He captioned the image “trans activism in a nutshell.”

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UK: Rival Protests Held Outside Drag Queen’s Storytime Event at Burnham-on-Sea Library

A children’s storytime hour run by a drag queen at Burnham-On-Sea Library was targeted by protesters claiming it was “sexualising children” while others supported it and said it “promoted diversity.”

The Drag Queen Story Hour Tour arrived at Burnham Library in Princess Street on Monday (August 22nd) as part of a nationwide tour. There have been identical protests at many of the other storytime events around the UK.

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Woke Cops Dance the Macarena at Pride as Crime Wave Grips UK

A British police force under fire for showing off videos of its officers dancing to the Macarena at a Pride event in Lincoln, England, is unrepentant, insisting that policing “is not just about enforcement and patrol”.

Lincoln Police uploaded footage of four officers dancing in a line at Lincoln Pride on August 21st to Twitter, along with some jaunty text, a happy emoji, and the transgender and gay pride flags.

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/22/2022

  1. “Tennis Star Novak Djokovic May Not Compete in U.S. Open Due to Vax Rejection”

    I like the hypocrisy of all this: Healthy, publicly known world class athlete is denied access, while hundreds of thousands of undocumented foreigners are let in. They are consistent in their hypocrisy, I’ll give them that.

  2. In “Europe and the EU”, a story says that De Gaulle underwent an assassination attempt 30 years ago, which means 22 August 1992.

    Well this is a surprise because he died in 1970.

    Actually the attempt occurred 30 years before that on 22 August 1962.

    The film The Day of the Jackal is based on it.

  3. The Trilateral Commission
    and Technocracy

    Future hell, if implemented

    Noam Chomsky says the Trilateral Commission’s aim is to bring about a moderation in democracy to allow only the elite to vote. A backwards step in democracy and the working class movement.

    https://youtu.be/gJ7N_YWOuOI

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