Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/25/2022

A report commissioned by the Canadian government indicates that Canadians will have to cut their meat and dairy consumption by half in order to meet the federal government’s climate change targets by 2050. Meanwhile, the German government is planning to impose energy rationing in the coming cold season to forestall popular unrest over gas shortages.

In other news, according to the latest polls, the Sweden Democrats will be the second-largest party in Parliament after next month’s elections.

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Thanks to Dean, DV, Fjordman, JF, JW, LP, MM, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Lawmakers Call for the US to Issue a Digital Dollar
» Obama Economist Slams ‘Reckless’ Biden Student Loan Forgiveness
» Q2 GDP Revised Higher to -0.6%, As Price Index Soars to Highest Since March 1981
 
USA
» 2 Dead, Multiple Injured in Shooting at Kentucky Homeless Shelter
» 4 Killed in Shooting During Eviction Notice Serving at Tucson Apartment Complex
» Arizona is Sued Over Law Restricting the Filming of Cops
» Breaking: Biden Administration Officially Terminates Disinformation Governance Board
» Breaking: Jeffrey Epstein Mentor Steven Hoffenberg Found Dead in Connecticut Home
» Electrion Interference: Zuck Tells Rogan Facebook Censored Hunter Laptop Story After FBI Request
» Facebook Censors House Republicans for Criticism of Government Spending on Student Loan Payments
» John McAfee’s Ex-Girlfriend Says He Faked His Death and is “Still Alive” in Texas
» Lawsuit Seeks Removal of Judge Who Approved Warrant for FBI Trump Raid
» Man Arrested in Stabbing Death in Gulfport, Mississippi
» Mayor Bowser’s Vaccine Mandate Unlawful, DC Superior Court Judge Rules
» NYPD Orders Cops Not to ‘Congregate’ on City Streets
» They Want Her Dead: Marjorie Taylor Greene Swatted for Second Night in a Row
» Two Plead Guilty to Stealing Ashley Biden’s ‘Inappropriate Showers With Dad’ Diary
» Two Years After Kenosha Protests, Local Businesses Still Trying to Recover
» Video: Fauci Claims Lockdowns Have Not “Irreparably Damaged Anyone”
» Whistleblower: FBI Officials Instructed Agents Not to Investigate Hunter Biden’s Laptop Before 2020 Election
» YouTube Quietly Drops Some COVID Censorship Policies But Banned Channels Haven’t Returned
 
Canada
» Breaking: Protesters Demand Release of Alberta Freedom Activist in Fort Macleod
» Canadians Must Cut Meat Consumption by Half to Reach Climate Goals: Report
» Denial: Climate Change Minister on Defence Over Trespass Scandal
» Former NACI Chair: COVID Less Deadly to Kids Than the Flu
» New Report Shows Job Vacancies Are on the Rise in Canada
» Suing Canada Over Its Vaccine Passport, An Alleged Violation of Charter Rights
» UBC Student Manipulated Into Eco-Protest Roadblocks, Court Hears
 
Europe and the EU
» 75% of Ukrainians Working in Poland Regularly Support Their Families in Ukraine
» Climate-Driven Push for Land-Hungry Solar Farms Endangering UK Food Security
» EU: Controlled Demoltion
» Europe Branded ‘Third World’ Economy
» First Case: Man Diagnosed With Simultaneous Coronavirus, HIV, And Monkeypox Infections
» Macron is an Idiot
» Netherlands: Peter R. De Vries Murder Trial May Have to Start Over
» Persecuted for Being the ‘Voice of Wales?’
» Spanish Official Warns of “Winter of Great Suffering”
» Swedish Election Surprise? Polling Shows Conservative Sweden Democrats Set to Become Country’s Second-Biggest Party
» UK PM Hopeful Sunak: UK Govt Gagged Opposition to ‘The Scientists’ During COVID
» UK: Crying Nurse Stabbed Husband to Death After Googling ‘It’s Time to Kill’
» UK: Extinction Rebellion’s 20m Devon Mural Scrubbed Off
» Violent Crime Rocks Sweden Ahead of Elections
» Winter of Discontent: Germany to Implement Energy Rationing Amid Fears of Gas Riots
 
North Africa
» Dutch Man Suspected of Robbing Banks in Germany Detained in Morocco
 
Russia
» Google’s Jigsaw Project Partners With Psychologists to Stop “Misinformation” About Ukraine
» Has Ukraine News Fatigue Set in?
» NATO Urges More Weapons Donations to Ukraine
» Zaporizhzhia: Occupied Nuclear Plant Disconnected From Grid — Ukraine
 
South Asia
» Ethnic Hindu Man Dies in Muslim Mob Attack in a Bangladesh Village
 
Australia — Pacific
» New Zealand: Watch: Antifa Yelling Hateful Slogans at Maori Child
» Watch: New Zealanders Have ‘Had Enough’ of Jacinda Ardern’s Government
» You Looking at Me? Aussie Nightclub Bans Staring ‘Without Verbal Consent’
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Guess What This Country Did?
 
Immigration
» 4.9 Million Illegal Aliens Crossed US Border in 18 Months Since Biden Took Office: Report
» A Million Ukrainians Fled to Germany
» Biden Tries Again to Legalize Illegal Aliens Without Congressional Authorization
» Bulgarian Police Officers Killed Trying to Stop Busload of Syrian Migrants
» Canada Set to Surpass Record-Breaking 2021 Immigration Numbers
» France Wants an Extra £40m From UK to Patrol Their Northern Beaches and Stop Migrants Sneaking Across the Channel in Dinghies
» France: Call for Referendum on Voting Rights for Foreigners in Municipal Elections
» French Police Slash Inflatable Dinghy and Pepper Spray Migrants Who Resist as They Prevent Dozens Crossing the Channel Amid Record Numbers of Crossings
» House Republicans Want to Know Why the TSA is Allowing Illegal Immigrants on Planes With Arrest Warrants for ID
» Italy Elections: Illegal Migrant Arrivals in 2022 Have Already Topped 50,000
» North African Migrants Arrested After Ramming and Injuring Four French Cops
» Open Borders Ireland: 120,000-Strong Migrant Surge Drives Record Population Growth
» Swedish Police Call for More Deportations as Migrants Drive Crime
» UK: Home Office Has Deported Just 21 Out of 17,000 Asylum Seekers Considered for Removal Under New Post-Brexit Policy — as Number of Asylum Applications Hits Twenty Year High of 63,000
 
Culture Wars
» ‘Diverse’ Podcaster Meeting Goes Into Full Meltdown After ‘Harmful’ And ‘Dangerous’ Conservative Shows Up
» Zerohedge Suspended Again by Twitter for Reporting Facts
 

Lawmakers Call for the US to Issue a Digital Dollar

Lawmakers are calling on the Federal Reserve to issue a digital dollar, arguing digital currencies issued by countries like China threaten the status of the US dollar as the global reserve currency.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Reps. French Hill (R-AK) and Maxine Waters (D-CA) are pushing for the digital dollar so that the US can compete with other developed countries that have launched digital versions of their currencies. Waters dubbed the launch of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) “a new digital assets space race.”

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

Obama Economist Slams ‘Reckless’ Biden Student Loan Forgiveness

Following the Biden announcement that student loan debt up to $10,000 will be waived for individuals making up to $125,000, and double that for those less well off, Republicans and even Democrats slammed the move, with one Obama administration economist labelling it as ‘reckless’.

Jason Furman, who chaired Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, tweeted of the student debt forgiveness “Pouring roughly half trillion dollars of gasoline on the inflationary fire that is already burning is reckless.”

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

Q2 GDP Revised Higher to -0.6%, As Price Index Soars to Highest Since March 1981

While few will care about the second revision to Q2 GDP which as of today ended nearly three months ago and all attention has shifted to the current quarter which concludes in a month, it was notable that for Q2, the BEA revised the GDP number which came in well above what it reported in its preliminary, first estimate and also what Wall Street expected, as the economy shrank “only” 0.6% in Q2, an improvement to the -0.9% reported initially and better than the -0.7% consensus expectation. Still, the data confirms that for all intents and purposes, the US remains in a technical recession.

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

2 Dead, Multiple Injured in Shooting at Kentucky Homeless Shelter

Two people have been killed and multiple others injured in a shooting at a Kentucky homeless shelter for men Thursday night, police said.

The Henderson Police Department responded to an active shooter incident at Harbor House Christian Center, authorities said.

Kenneth B. Gibbs of Henderson has been identified as the suspect and was taken into custody at 9:55 p.m., police said.

ABC News affiliate WEHT reported that the coroner said two people were found fatally shot inside the building and two were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

Harbor House, where the incident took place, is a Christian-based organization that is “a safe harbor for men in need,” and “dedicated to bringing men up in the community,” according to its Facebook page.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

4 Killed in Shooting During Eviction Notice Serving at Tucson Apartment Complex

Among those killed were a law enforcement official and an employee of the apartment complex

Four people were killed, including a local law enforcement official, in a shooting Thursday at an apartment complex in southern Arizona, officials said.

Police in Tucson identified one of the victims as Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay and another as a employee of the apartment complex, KVOA-TV reported.

Martinez-Garibay was serving an eviction notice at the complex at the time of the shooting, but additional details were still unknown, KGUN-TV reported.

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Arizona is Sued Over Law Restricting the Filming of Cops

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a complaint over a controversial law that was recently passed in Arizona that limits filming of the police by the public.

The law, passed in July, makes it illegal to intentionally film the police within 8 feet (2.5 meters) without the officer’s consent. The law allows the police to order someone to stop filming, even when they are on private property, and have the owner’s consent. Breaking the law is a misdemeanor, carrying a fine without jail time.

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

Breaking: Biden Administration Officially Terminates Disinformation Governance Board

On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would be officially terminating its Disinformation Governance Board.

The announcement came after the department’s Homeland Security Advisory Council released its final report regarding findings from its Disinformation best Practices and Safeguards Subcommittee.

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

Breaking: Jeffrey Epstein Mentor Steven Hoffenberg Found Dead in Connecticut Home

On Tuesday, longtime mentor of infamous multimillionaire and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Connecticut home after law enforcement officers discovered his corpse during a wellness check.

According to the New York Post, Connecticut police found the body of Hoffman in his home at around 8 pm. There is currently no cause of death released.

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

Electrion Interference: Zuck Tells Rogan Facebook Censored Hunter Laptop Story After FBI Request

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed on Thursday that the FBI warned Facebook about “Russian propaganda” shortly before the Hunter Biden laptop story broke at the NY Post.

“Basically, the background here is the FBI, I think, basically came to us— some folks on our team and was like, ‘Hey, just so you know, like, you should be on high alert… We thought that there was a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election. We have it on notice that, basically, there’s about to be some kind of dump of that’s similar to that. So just be vigilant,” Zuckerberg told Rogan.

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

Facebook Censors House Republicans for Criticism of Government Spending on Student Loan Payments

The House Judiciary Committee GOP was censored on Facebook for criticizing President Biden’s student loan handout plan.

On Wednesday, Biden announced that he will be delivering on one of his campaign promises to forgive student loans. He said he would cancel $10,000 of student loan debt for certain borrowers who make less than $125,000 a year and up to $20,000 for recipients of Pell Grants. He also extended the student loan payments pause to the end of the year.

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

John McAfee’s Ex-Girlfriend Says He Faked His Death and is “Still Alive” in Texas

Authored by Katie Hutton via TheMindUnleashed.com

In a new Netflix documentary released today, John McAfee’s ex-girlfriend reveals what happened…

John McAfee, an internationally-recognized pioneer in antivirus software who is believed to have died in June 2021, led a strange and scary life that is only growing more mysterious.

It was widely reported that McAfee committed suicide by hanging himself while he was detained in a Spanish prison pending extradition to the United States on charges of tax evasion.

However, according to his ex-girlfriend Samantha Herrera from Belize, he only pretended to have killed himself and had actually relocated to Texas.

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

Lawsuit Seeks Removal of Judge Who Approved Warrant for FBI Trump Raid

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

Tea Party Patriots Action filed a federal complaint against the judge who approved the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home.

“Judge [Bruce] Reinhart has a conflict of interest and a pattern and history of hostility to President Trump,” said the filing (pdf).

The lawsuit then listed several examples including purported Facebook posts that show Reinhart had criticized Trump while praising the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). Reinhart also reportedly donated to former President Barack Obama and to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush when he was running against Trump in 2015, the lawsuit said, citing publicly available reports.

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

Man Arrested in Stabbing Death in Gulfport, Mississippi

A convicted felon had been out of prison for six months when he was arrested for the stabbing and strangulation death of a roommate at a halfway house in Gulfport for convicted felons, according to testimony in a court hearing.

Christopher Anthony Moore, 42, is being held on a charge of first-degree murder in the Aug. 3 killing of Darrel Parker.

On Wednesday, Moore appeared in Harrison County Justice Court for a preliminary hearing where Gulfport police Detective Katie Hartman testified that Moore attacked Parker during an argument.

According to Hartman, police went to the home in the 15000 block of St. Charles Street after receiving a call from a witness who lived at the home but fled when he saw Moore allegedly holding Parker in a headlock in the kitchen.

The witness, Hartman said, took off after he said Moore asked him for a knife.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Mayor Bowser’s Vaccine Mandate Unlawful, DC Superior Court Judge Rules

WASHINGTON — A D.C. Superior Judge ruled Thursday that Mayor Muriel Bowser’s vaccine mandate is unlawful.

According to a press release from the DC Police Union, Judge Maurice Ross has issued an order ruling that Bowser’s COVID-19 mandate, which applies to all D.C. employees, is illegal.

In Aug. 2021, the mayor issued an order requiring all District employees to provide proof of vaccination by Sept. 19, 2021. The order also allowed exemptions to the vaccine rule on religious and medical grounds if the employee agreed to be tested weekly for COVID.

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

NYPD Orders Cops Not to ‘Congregate’ on City Streets

On Tuesday, the New York Police Department released a memo urging cops not to stand together on city streets unless a situation that requires multiple officers is unfolding.

The move is in line with comments made by NYC mayor Eric Adams at an event in Manhattan earlier this month.

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

They Want Her Dead: Marjorie Taylor Greene Swatted for Second Night in a Row

For the second night in a row, police showed up at the home of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) in the early hours of Thursday morning, responding to a fake 911 call. Once again, it appears that someone on the Left is hoping to get Greene into a situation in which she or others in her home could be killed.

Two police officers rushed to Greene’s home in Rome, Ga., in response to a call they received at 2:53 a.m. The call, according to the Rome Police Department, was about “a male possibly shooting his family members and then himself.”

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

Two Plead Guilty to Stealing Ashley Biden’s ‘Inappropriate Showers With Dad’ Diary

Two Florida residents have pleaded guilty to stealing Ashley Biden’s diary and other belongings, before selling them to Project Veritas in the weeks leading up to the 2020 US election.

Aimee Harris, 40, and Robert Kurlander, 58, admitted they took part in a conspiracy to transport stolen materials from Florida, where Ashley Biden had been living, to New York, according to the New York Times.

“Harris and Kurlander stole personal property from an immediate family member of a candidate for national political office,” said Damian Williams, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.

And while Project Veritas declined to publish the diary (and were still raided by the Biden DOJ), the National File did publish excerpts on Oct. 24, 2020 — and the full diary two days later. While treated as potentially fake at the time, we now know that the contents are legit — including claims that Joe took ‘probably inappropriate’ showers with Ashley, and that she believes she was sexually molested as a child.

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

Two Years After Kenosha Protests, Local Businesses Still Trying to Recover

KENOSHA, Wis. — Two years after Jacob Blake was shot by police, businesses said they are still trying to recover from the unrest that followed.

Tony Garcia is the owner of Isla Del Mar. As he reflected on these past two years, he said he’ll never forget the moment when protesters came to his restaurant’s door.

“We still got holes on the wall,” said Garcia.

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

Video: Fauci Claims Lockdowns Have Not “Irreparably Damaged Anyone”

In addition to claiming he has nothing to hide and was not responsible for shutting down anything, Anthony Fauci claimed Thursday that COVID lockdowns have not “irreparably damaged anyone”.

Fauci made the comments in an interview with FOX News host Neil Cavuto, who asked “do you regret that it went too far, whatever your original intentions were… particularly for kids who couldn’t go to school, except remotely, that it’s forever damaged them?”

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

Whistleblower: FBI Officials Instructed Agents Not to Investigate Hunter Biden’s Laptop Before 2020 Election

According to Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), a whistleblower claims that FBI officials told investigators not to look into Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 presidential election, saying they’re “not going to change the outcome of the election again.”

“These new allegations provide even more evidence of FBI corruption and renew calls for you to take immediate steps to investigate the FBI’s actions regarding the laptop,” the senator wrote in a letter to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Tuesday that detailed the whistleblower’s claims.

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

YouTube Quietly Drops Some COVID Censorship Policies But Banned Channels Haven’t Returned

Over the last few months, YouTube has quietly removed or changed many of its COVID censorship rules which resulted in numerous videos and creators being censored throughout 2020 and 2021.

Collectively, these changes to YouTube’s “COVID-19 medical misinformation” mean that users are now allowed to question or dispute whether the vaccines reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19, question or dispute the effectiveness of masks and social distancing, say that the symptoms and contagiousness of COVID-19 are equal to or less severe than the common cold or seasonal flu, and declare that the pandemic is over.

All prohibitions on statements about masks, social distancing, and self-isolation have been removed from YouTube’s “COVID-19 medical misinformation” policy. Additionally, one ban on statements about vaccines has been removed from the policy and several of the rules related to vaccines have been changed.

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

Breaking: Protesters Demand Release of Alberta Freedom Activist in Fort Macleod

Around 30-40 protesters have gathered outside the RCMP detachment in Fort MacLeod to demand the release of freedom activist Alex Van Herk.

Van Herk was involved in the Coutts border blockade and in the GraceLife church protests.

According to Van Herk’s life-long friend Marco Van Huigenbos, Van Herk is refusing to sign a condition to end contact with Van Huigenbos who was also involved with the Coutts blockade.

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

Canadians Must Cut Meat Consumption by Half to Reach Climate Goals: Report

A research report published by a federally-funded consultancy group says that Canadians must cut their meat and dairy consumption by half by the year 2050 to reach federal climate targets.

The report was published by World Animal Protection and Navius Research — both of which have received funding from the Trudeau government.

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

Denial: Climate Change Minister on Defence Over Trespass Scandal

Trudeau’s Climate Change Minister, Steven Guilbeault, is on the defensive, finally responding to Saskatchewan Minister Jeremy Cockrill’s warning that federal agents could be arrested for trespassing on private land to take samples.

“I believe that we, and Canadians, are best served when we engage on the facts—not heated and misinformed rhetoric,” writes Climate Change Minister Guilbeault in a signed letter to Cockrill.

“…. On August 11, Environment and Climate Change Canada water scientists were taking samples alongside a highway in Pense, Saskatchewan on behalf of Health Canada. A landowner approached the scientists to inform them that they were in fact on private land.”

As previously reported by The Counter Signal, not one but several landowners, according to Minister Cockrill, have contacted the Saskatchewan government to raise “serious concerns about Government of Canada employees, in clearly marked Government of Canada vehicles, trespassing on private lands.”

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

Former NACI Chair: COVID Less Deadly to Kids Than the Flu

Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh, Chair of Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) from 2017 to 2021, said that Covid is less deadly than the flu is for most age groups.

Speaking in Quebec at a provincial update on Covid 19, a reporter asked Dr. Quach-Thanh to repeat what she had said regarding the risk from Covid and other respiratory viruses in schools.

“What we’ve seen in terms of severity of Covid disease in children is that it is actually less than influenza for most age groups in terms of risk of hospitalization,” Quach-Thanh said.

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

New Report Shows Job Vacancies Are on the Rise in Canada

A new report from Statistics Canada shows that job vacancies in Canada have once again risen, with vacant positions remaining at over one million for the third consecutive month.

According to the report, vacancies rose by 3.2% (over 32,000) in June to 1,037,900. The total labour demand in the country also rose to a record high, with the number of filled and vacant jobs sitting at roughly 17.7 million. This is 1.4% (238,700) higher than in May and 9.4% (1,526,000) higher on a year-over-year basis.

Moreover, vacant positions now make up 5.9% of all jobs in the country, which matches the record-high rate of vacant posts in September 2021, just before the peak of the pandemic and lockdowns.

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

Suing Canada Over Its Vaccine Passport, An Alleged Violation of Charter Rights

The Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms has asked a federal court to conduct a judicial review of ArriveCAN, an app that is required to enter Canada. Legal action has been filed on behalf of Canadians who feel the app is a violation of their rights.

“The applicants involved in this legal challenge have received fines of up to $8,500 each and been forced to disclose private medical information via the ArriveCAN,” a statement reads. “The legal challenge seeks to strike down the mandatory use of ArriveCAN and declare unconstitutional the 14-day quarantine requirements for Canadians who refuse to use ArriveCAN when returning home.”

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

UBC Student Manipulated Into Eco-Protest Roadblocks, Court Hears

A provincial court judge in Vancouver heard that a foreign University of B.C. student was bullied into climate change protest roadblocks.

Olivia Mary Howe, 19, pleaded guilty Aug. 24 to mischief for being among 60 Extinction Rebellion supporters who blocked an intersection last fall near Vancouver International Airport and for being one of three Save Old Growth blockaders on the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge last winter.

Judge Patricia Stark sentenced Howe to a conditional discharge, meaning she won’t have a criminal record if she respects the law during her 18-month probation term. That includes an order to not block traffic or pedestrians. For the first six months, Howe will live under a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, with allowance for employment, education and emergency healthcare. Howe must also perform 100 hours of community service work within the next 12 months. Stark excused her from paying the $100-per-offence victim surcharge.

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

75% of Ukrainians Working in Poland Regularly Support Their Families in Ukraine

Around three-quarters of Ukrainians working in Poland regularly transfer money to their family in Ukraine, with 35.4 percent of them sending over half of their income and 39.1 percent less than half.

According to Gremi Personal employment agency, close to 10.9 percent of the respondents do not send any money and 14.6 percent of them moved to Poland with their families, which means the need for money transfers disappeared for this group. Those results come from a survey of Ukrainian citizens employed by the agency since the start of the Russian invasion.

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

Climate-Driven Push for Land-Hungry Solar Farms Endangering UK Food Security

Britain’s climate-driven push for land-hungry solar farms is now risking the country’s food security, the head of the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Select Committee of the House of Commons has warned.

Farmer and Conservative Party politician Robert Goodwill warned that the British government’s climate alarmist push for solar farms now risks endangering the security of farm supplies in the country, as farmers bow out of planting crops in favour of allowing their land to be used for so-called green energy production.

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

EU: Controlled Demoltion

by Raúl Ilargi Meijer

As I read through the multitude of daily news articles about Russia, Ukraine, NATO and EU, it’s getting ever harder to escape the idea that there is a controlled demolition of the continent happening. And that neither its “leaders”, and certainly not its people, have any say in this. All we get from those “leaders” are NATO or World Economic Forum talking points. The only independent voice is Victor Orban. Who is either silenced in western media or painted as fully insane.

But Orban’s Hungarians won’t freeze this coming winter. He just signed a new gas deal with Russia. The main reason that is provided for all the others not doing that is of course Russia’s Special Military Operation in Ukraine. Which is as insane as Orban is, and “totally unprovoked”, say the western media. Noam Chomsky summarized that best: “Of course it was provoked. Otherwise they wouldn’t refer to it all the time as an unprovoked invasion.”

And no, it wasn’t just Russia/Ukraine, way before that Europe had already screwed up its economies beyond recognition — if you cared to look under the hood. But why make it worse? I get a very strong feeling that those EU “leaders” have alienated themselves far too much from the people they purport to serve, and they’ll regret it. For now it’s obvious among farmers, for instance, but when people start freezing, they will want to know why. And if no answer is forthcoming that is both honest and satisfactory, many “leaders” will have it coming for them.

           — Hat tip: JF [Return to headlines]
 

Europe Branded ‘Third World’ Economy

The fallout of the sanctions imposed on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine has turned Europe into “the third world of the Western world economies,” a senior contributor to Forbes magazine has claimed.

“These days, the European stock market is the worst in the Western world,” under-performing the US by ten basis points, Kenneth Rapoza pointed out in his article on Tuesday.

“The most significant headwind” for such a state of affairs has been the “Russian sanctions on energy as punishment for its war with Ukraine,” Rapoza insisted. Those restrictions “set off a massive commodity price spike that’s hurt the European economy the most,” he added.

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

First Case: Man Diagnosed With Simultaneous Coronavirus, HIV, And Monkeypox Infections

The first case of a person being simultaneously infected with coronavirus, HIV, and monkeypox has been reported after a man returned from a five-day holiday in Spain and sought initial treatment for a sore throat.

The patient, an Italian male, developed a series of symptoms — including fatigue, fever, and a sore throat — nine days after returning from his vacation where he engaged in unprotected sex, the UK Independent reports.

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

Macron is an Idiot

Macron says the French must accept a reduction in their living standards because of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

He’s acting like the Yellow Vest protests never happened. Blaming Putin is one hell of a convenient scapegoat, isn’t it?

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

Netherlands: Peter R. De Vries Murder Trial May Have to Start Over

The murder trial for crime journalist Peter R. de Vries may have to be redone because one of the judges has moved abroad.

The judge had planned her relocation until after the verdict was scheduled in July, but the court postponed its decision after new evidence came to light. A replacement judge has since been appointed but the law requires the case to be heard again, unless the parties can agree.

The De Vries family is unhappy at the prospect of a retrial. ‘It’s curious,’ De Vries’ son Royce said of the lack of a back-up judge when speaking with reporters after the hearing.

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

Persecuted for Being the ‘Voice of Wales?’

In this report, I sat down with Dan Morgan and Stan Robinson from the Voice of Wales, who spoke about their recent court case after they were arrested for reporting on a vaccine centre protest a year ago.

The Voice of Wales is an independent news and political commentary media organization based in Wales. Dan and Stan have been covering stories in Wales since their founding during Brexit, and they are believed to be the only opposition independent media outlet in Wales pushing back against establishment-backed narratives.

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

Spanish Official Warns of “Winter of Great Suffering”

A top Spanish official has warned that Europeans are about to endure a “winter of great suffering” as a result of Russia fully suspending gas supplies during the freezing months.

Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles made the comments during an appearance on Radio National.

“We are going to have a winter of great suffering,” said the cabinet member, adding, “In Europe, we have to work hard to be ready to deal with it.”

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

Swedish Election Surprise? Polling Shows Conservative Sweden Democrats Set to Become Country’s Second-Biggest Party

The Sweden Democrats, known for their conservative stance against mass immigration, are expected to score 21.5 percent of the vote and become the second-largest party in Sweden, according to the latest survey from state broadcaster SVT/Novus, which has started daily surveys that will run right up until the election.

According to the Nyheter Idag news outlet, this result would put the party 4 percentage points above its result in the 2018 election.

The Sweden Democrats have celebrated the news, and pointed out to Swedes that early voting has already started.

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

UK PM Hopeful Sunak: UK Govt Gagged Opposition to ‘The Scientists’ During COVID

One of the two candidates vying to replace Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, said that it was wrong to have “empowered” unelected scientists during the Chinese coronavirus crisis, but claimed that he was gagged by the administration from publicly airing his objections to lockdown measures.

Prime ministerial hopeful Rishi Sunak, who is currently trailing significantly in the polling against his opponent in the Conservative leadership race, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, has come out against the scientific establishment and the lockdown restrictions that were imposed at their behest in Britain.

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UK: Crying Nurse Stabbed Husband to Death After Googling ‘It’s Time to Kill’

Rebecca Searing, 51, killed her husband Paul Searing, 57, at their home in Ryecroft, Harlow on February 12 this year by stabbing him twice

A weeping nurse faces life in jail for stabbing her husband to death as he slept — after Googling “it is time to kill”. Rebecca Searing, 51, killed her husband Paul Searing, 57, at their home in Ryecroft, Harlow on February 12 this year by stabbing him twice in the abdomen as he lay in bed.

She had admitted manslaughter, never disputing that she had killed her husband, but denied murder, claiming she lost control at the time. Searing, dressed in a maroon long-sleeve T-shirt, showed no emotion whatsoever as the verdict was delivered.

But a mugshot shows her weeping. Addressing Searing, Judge Christopher Morgan said: “The jury have convicted you of the offence of murder. You know that there is only one sentence that I can pass in those circumstances. The consideration for the court is the minimum term before you’re considered for release. The sentencing will be on September 7.”

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UK: Extinction Rebellion’s 20m Devon Mural Scrubbed Off

A huge Extinction Rebellion message on the Exe Estuary Trail warning of the threat posed to local towns by rising sea levels, recently disappeared within a day of being finished.

The artwork, which spanned 20 metres on a wall and was completed over a three week period near Lympstone, popped up on the popular path used by pedestrians and cyclists that runs from Exeter to Exmouth.

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Violent Crime Rocks Sweden Ahead of Elections

Sweden will hold general elections on September 11, 2022. At the same time, the country is rocked by a wave of violent crime that is unprecedented in modern Scandinavian history.

For the first time, crime tops the list of voters’ most important concerns in the run-up to the elections. “It’s going to be a very unique type of Swedish election with a very unusual issue at the top of the agenda,” Henrik Ekengren Oscarsson, professor of political science at Gothenburg University, told newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Forty-one percent of those surveyed said that law and order are the most important issues in society, as well as the most important political issues.

Patrik Öhberg, political scientist at the SOM Institute, states that “This is the first election campaign in modern times where it’s so high up on the agenda that all parties, whether they want to or not, have to discuss the issue.” This could benefit the Moderate Party, the Christian Democrats, or the Sweden Democrats. On the other side of the political spectrum, it could be detrimental to the Left Party, the Greens, and the ruling Social Democrats.

The Social Democratic Party has headed the Swedish government since 2014. During these eight years, crime has continued growing to intolerable levels nationwide. Sweden has in recent years suffered attacks involving bombs, hand grenades or other explosive devices on a weekly basis, sometimes several times a week.

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Winter of Discontent: Germany to Implement Energy Rationing Amid Fears of Gas Riots

As officials in the country express their fears about future gas riots this winter, the German government has announced a host of new energy rationing rules that will come into effect from next Thursday.

In what appears to be the latest attempt to avoid energy shortages this winter, the German government is to implement restrictions limiting the use of energy in the country.

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Dutch Man Suspected of Robbing Banks in Germany Detained in Morocco

A 33-year-old Dutch national being sought by German police in connection with attacks on banks has been arrested in Morocco.

Interpol issued an arrest warrant for the man, who is suspected of being involved in two armed robberies in the German towns of Kist and Gartringen that netted a haul of €186,000.

He was detained at Tanger airport on Tuesday after Moroccan and European security agencies worked together to track him down, Morocco’s national police said.

He is expected to be extradited to Germany to stand trial for his alleged crimes. Authorities believe he is part of a criminal network implicated in several armed robberies and explosive attacks on banks across the country.

[Comment: I doubt that the suspect, a “Dutch national”, has European ethnicity.]

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Google’s Jigsaw Project Partners With Psychologists to Stop “Misinformation” About Ukraine

Google’s Jigsaw will begin a campaign to combat “misinformation” about Ukrainian refugees. The campaign will be based on research conducted by psychologists at Bristol and Cambridge universities.

The psychologist conducted their research on several social media sites using 90-second clips to inoculate people against disinformation. In their report, they defined “inoculation theory” as a method to “reduce susceptibility to misinformation by informing people about how they might be misinformed.”

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Has Ukraine News Fatigue Set in?

Ukraine celebrated its Independence Day yesterday, while simultaneously defending itself from the Russian invasion. While it may seem like all eyes have been on the country since Putin launched the attack on February 24, Statista’s Martin Armstrong notes that six months down the line, a tail off in global interest has begun to set in.

Zelensky, The Ukrainian president, has always been aware how crucial it would be for his country’s success that the attention and sympathies of Western powers (and people) were maintained — signified for example by the many speeches he has held to governments around the world, as well as ongoing public requests for financial and military support.

As data from Google shows however, the war has already been shifted out of focus for most Google News users.

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NATO Urges More Weapons Donations to Ukraine

Military support for Ukraine must be increased urgently in order for the country to resist Russia and come out of this war through negotiations as a sovereign nation, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt.

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Zaporizhzhia: Occupied Nuclear Plant Disconnected From Grid — Ukraine

The final pair of working reactors at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant have been disconnected from Ukraine’s power grid, the state nuclear agency says.

Nearby fires apparently interfered with overhead power lines, disconnecting the now Russian-controlled site from the national grid for the first time ever.

The plant continues to be powered by a local thermal plant, Energoatom added.

It comes amid growing concern over fighting near the complex, which is the largest nuclear plant in Europe.

Fires at a nearby thermal plant interfered with overhead power lines, Ukraine’s state nuclear agency said on Thursday.

“As a result, the station’s two working power units were disconnected from the network.”

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Ethnic Hindu Man Dies in Muslim Mob Attack in a Bangladesh Village

Elderly Hindu man of the tribal community dies in a mob attack in Satkhira district of Islamic Bangladesh.

Atul Das | HENB | Dhaka | Aug 25, 2022 (late post):: An elderly Munda man died from serious injuries two days after hundreds of Muslims attacked a village inhabited by the ethnic minority community in southern Bangladesh, leaving several injured.

Narendra Munda, 65, died in Dhumghat, a village in Satkhira district on Aug 20, locals said.

His death came after about 200 Muslims surrounded the village of 27 Tribal Munda families and attacked villagers with the alleged intent to grab their land and drive out the mostly Hindu indigenous community, they said.

The mob, armed with homemade weapons, attacked Narendra Munda and other villagers as they attempted to resist.

Munda leaders and activists say the attack was carried out because they are a marginalized tribal minority in the Muslim-majority country.

“The Munda people are a small community and most of them practice Hinduism, so the Muslim majority think there will be no justice if they are attacked,” said Nilima Munda, vice chairman of Sundarban Adivasi Munda Sangstha, a development organization for the Munda community living near the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest.

“They [Muslims] are trying to drive the Munda out of the country so that they can grab our land. They think it is very easy to take our land because no powerful person sides with the minority Munda,” Nilima told UCA News.

Narendra’s son Sonaton Munda, 38, said all they want is to live on their ancestral land with dignity.

“We have been living here for almost 200 years, this is the land of our ancestors. We could not even imagine that we would be attacked like this. They killed my father. I demand exemplary punishment,” Sonaton told UCA News.

“As we are a minority and have no one to stand up for us, they attacked us,” he said.

However, a case on behalf of the Mundas has been filed with the local police and 17 people have been accused…

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New Zealand: Watch: Antifa Yelling Hateful Slogans at Maori Child

On Tuesday, thousands marched on Wellington streets protesting Jacinda Ardern’s authoritarian government.

The mass protest attracted people from all walks of life to the New Zealand capital.

That didn’t stop a small counter-protest of masked-up, almost all white, self-proclaimed anti-fascists who stood there yelling at the diverse crowd.

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Watch: New Zealanders Have ‘Had Enough’ of Jacinda Ardern’s Government

Thousands of New Zealanders swarmed to Wellington’s ‘Beehive’ Parliament grounds to tell Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ‘enough is enough’.

The protest, led by Brian Tamaki, of the Freedoms and Rights Coalition saw Kiwis from all parts of the country unite to send a message to the government that they’re fed up with the Labour regime and that the country needs change.

It was the latest action in a wave of anti-government protests which have spread across the country after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pursued a controversial ‘Covid Zero’ elimination strategy which saw harsh lockdowns and strict mandates used on the population.

The nation is now battling a cost of living crisis which has seen an increase in homelessness with New Zealand media reporting NZ media that hundreds of New Zealanders were suffering through a freezing Winter living in their cars with those on the ground describing the conditions as ‘heart-breaking’.

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You Looking at Me? Aussie Nightclub Bans Staring ‘Without Verbal Consent’

Call the woke police. A nightclub in Sydney, Australia, has banned patrons from staring at each other unless the person gazing on another has been granted specific, prior verbal consent.

Failure to comply can result in ejection from the newly declared “safe space” and local law enforcement being called.

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Nigeria: Guess What This Country Did?

The Nigerian government has officially banned diversity in advertising, allowing only native Nigerians to appear on television commercials and in promotional materials.

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4.9 Million Illegal Aliens Crossed US Border in 18 Months Since Biden Took Office: Report

Authored by Rita Li via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Nearly 5 million illegal immigrants have crossed U.S. borders in the 18 months since President Joe Biden took office, according to a new report.

A total of 4.9 million illegal aliens, including some 900,000 “gotaways” who evaded apprehension and have since disappeared into American communities, have entered the country by the end of July, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) said in a statement on Aug. 16.

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A Million Ukrainians Fled to Germany

Since February 24, when the military operation in their country began, 971 063 Ukrainians have fled to Germany and been registered there.

German daily Die Welt reported on the figures by citing the Federal Ministry of the Interior led by Nancy Faeser (SPD).

At least 73 percent of adults are women. Military-age Ukrainian men are banned from leaving their country because they are expected to serve in the army. The proportion of children and young people who have come to Germany is 36 percent.

However, it is apparently unclear how many war refugees are actually still in Germany. “A significant number may have already traveled to other EU countries and also returned to Ukraine,” the newspaper quoted a spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior as saying.

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Biden Tries Again to Legalize Illegal Aliens Without Congressional Authorization

The Department of Homeland Security has finalized a rule that would grant legal status to 600,000 children of illegal aliens. The new directive would formalize the rule adapted in 2012 during the Obama administration and transform it into federal regulation. It would prevent deportations and grant work permits to those who came to the United States as children.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been in legal limbo ever since a Texas judge ruled that the program was illegal in the early months of the Biden administration. The new rule going into effect October 31 would codify most of the eligibility rules: applicants must prove they arrived in the U.S. by age 16 and before June 2007, studied in a U.S. school or served in the military, and lack any serious criminal record.

The Texas case is likely to end up in the Supreme Court, where justices already ruled against Donald Trump’s bid to end the program, largely because of a technicality. But this case is based on far narrower Constitutional grounds; only Congress can declare large swaths of illegal aliens as legal. And that argument has a good chance of winning in the high court as it’s currently constituted.

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Bulgarian Police Officers Killed Trying to Stop Busload of Syrian Migrants

Two police officers were killed when a bus carrying dozens of illegal migrants from Syria slammed into their patrol car in Bulgaria this week, according to reports.

The incident unfolded at around 5 a.m. on Thursday in Burgas, a city on the Black Sea.

A coach bus with Turkish plates charged through multiple police checkpoints, sparking a pursuit that ended in a residential neighborhood, according to the Associated Press.

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Canada Set to Surpass Record-Breaking 2021 Immigration Numbers

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced yesterday in Vancouver that Canada is expected to achieve and surpass its lofty immigration goal for the year 2022. The target initially set for the year was to grant permanent residency to at least 430,000 people, and it now appears likely that number will be exceeded.

As stated by Mr. Fraser, “If we don’t embrace immigration to continue to bring young, working-age families into the country, our conversation 20 or 30 years from now, it may not be about labour shortages, but will be whether we can afford things like schools, and roads, and hospitals. We need to continue to embrace immigration…”

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France Wants an Extra £40m From UK to Patrol Their Northern Beaches and Stop Migrants Sneaking Across the Channel in Dinghies

The French government is seeking £93million from the British taxpayer towards extra beach patrols on their side of the Channel, according to reports.

The authorities have demanded the sum for the coming year, Le Figaro newspaper said.

It would be nearly £40million more than the £54million signed off by Home Secretary Priti Patel last autumn.

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France: Call for Referendum on Voting Rights for Foreigners in Municipal Elections

In an op-ed this week, a RN presidential candidate wants a constitutional bill on immigrant voting rights tabled by Macronist MP Sacha Houlié to be put to a vote, seeing it as an opportunity to open up a wider debate on immigration.

Jordan Bardella, presidential candidate of the National Rally (RN), published an article in French daily Le Figaro on 22 August in which he said he was in favour of a referendum on the right to vote for all foreigners in municipal elections. He alluded to the bill tabled on 2 August by the Renaissance deputy Sacha Houlié.

The latter had explained that he wanted to put an end to “discrimination” and proposed to give the right to vote to all foreigners in municipal elections, whereas only European Union nationals residing in France can currently participate.

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French Police Slash Inflatable Dinghy and Pepper Spray Migrants Who Resist as They Prevent Dozens Crossing the Channel Amid Record Numbers of Crossings

French police have been filmed slashing inflatable dinghies and using pepper spray on migrants as they attempted to cross the English Channel this morning.

The group, which included Albanian and Iraqi Kurd migrants, were trying to launch the boat from a beach near Dunkirk, according to Channel 4 News. They were forced to abandon their attempt because of the police intervention.

Footage of the attempt at around 8.30am showed the large group of mainly men running quickly across the sand towards the ocean, while carrying the black dinghy.

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House Republicans Want to Know Why the TSA is Allowing Illegal Immigrants on Planes With Arrest Warrants for ID

Could the Biden administration all be some huge joke? A parody or some crazy dark comedy in which a career political hack with rapidly advancing dementia somehow becomes president and bumbles around as his radical handlers begin implementing a dizzying number of measures to weaken America and endanger Americans? Is there anything the Biden administration is doing that would make it clear that this is not actually what’s happening here?

The latest appalling news to come from Biden’s handlers is that they are allowing illegal immigrants to board commercial planes using their arrest warrants as identification. No, they’re not then arrested. They’re just flying the friendly skies, thanks to the munificence of Old Joe. Of course, that’s our money they’re spending, but what else is new?

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Italy Elections: Illegal Migrant Arrivals in 2022 Have Already Topped 50,000

The number of illegal immigrants arriving in Italy is growing, with new figures showing over 50,000 illegals have entered the country so far this year as numbers have continued at a high rate so far in August.

According to data from the Italian Interior Ministry, Italy topped 50,000 illegal arrivals last week on Friday, and as of Monday it had recorded a total of 50,760 arrivals — a significant rise from 2021, when there were 35,480 arrivals during the same period.

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North African Migrants Arrested After Ramming and Injuring Four French Cops

Two North African migrants, one already subject to a deportation order, were arrested this week after ramming a French police vehicle and injuring four officers.

The two North Africans, a 31-year-old Moroccan and a 36-year-old Algerian, were taken into custody by police in Vitrolles, near Marseilles, on Sunday evening after fleeing from a police checkpoint in the van they were driving.

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Open Borders Ireland: 120,000-Strong Migrant Surge Drives Record Population Growth

A surge in the number of migrants entering Ireland has resulted in it seeing its highest population growth since the 2008 banking crash.

A wave of over 120,000 migrants has resulted in Ireland seeing its largest yearly population growth since the 2008 banking crash, official statistics published on Wednesday have revealed.

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Swedish Police Call for More Deportations as Migrants Drive Crime

A survey of police across Sweden has revealed that a majority of officers want the government to deport more foreign criminals and abolish discounts on prison sentences.

The survey, which was commissioned by the Swedish Police Union and conducted by the firm NOVUS, found that a large majority of police officers, 64 per cent, agreed that the government should increase the deportation of foreign criminals.

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UK: Home Office Has Deported Just 21 Out of 17,000 Asylum Seekers Considered for Removal Under New Post-Brexit Policy — as Number of Asylum Applications Hits Twenty Year High of 63,000

The Home Office has deported just 21 out of 17,000 asylum seekers considered for removal under a flagship post-Brexit policy, the latest figures revealed today.

New ‘inadmissibility’ rules allow officials to send asylum seekers to a ‘safe third country’ they have travelled through on their way to the UK. This can also include countries that have agreed to receive asylum seekers from Britain, such as Rwanda.

Yet while 17,222 asylum claimants have had their cases considered on inadmissibility grounds since the rules came into effect on January 1, 2020, just 21 have ever actually been removed.

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‘Diverse’ Podcaster Meeting Goes Into Full Meltdown After ‘Harmful’ And ‘Dangerous’ Conservative Shows Up

Organizers of a woke podcasting convention would have sent a trigger warning to their conventioneers if they’d only known that he was coming.

Even assuming trigger warnings work, which they don’t, as a new study or any parent of a toddler can tell you, nothing could have prepared the attendees of the “Podcast Movement” convention in Texas for the loosing of an animal so dangerous and so contemptible that they may never get over the “pain” of witnessing it. Indeed, so dangerous was this animal, who had been allowed to roam freely and breathe their air, that woke conventioneers moved to immediately leash and lock it up like he was Peter Navarro or something.

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Zerohedge Suspended Again by Twitter for Reporting Facts

Just when we thought that after a tsunami of bipartisan blowback to Twitter’s ludicrous censorship implemented by woke 20-year-olds who chronically confuse the terms fascist and anti-fascist, yet who are “erudite” enough to be definitive experts in immunology and immediately ban anyone who speaks out against what even the CDC now admits was flawed Covid “science”, that the social network had finally learned its place and would allow conversation to take place without constant intermediation (read: propaganda), we were proven glaringly wrong.

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/25/2022

  1. Why Islam is winning

    26/8-22

    from:
    https://www.snaphanen.dk/2022/08/26/derfor-vinder-islam/#more-198443

    By Lars Hedegaard

    A Swedish reader asks me if I think Sweden can be saved. My answer is, unfortunately, that neither Sweden, Denmark nor other Western countries do, because very few have understood what Islam is all about. Therefore, they also do not realize that headscarves, mosques, demands for public prayer calls, halal, organized rage over cartoons, street demonstrations, riots, so-called “gang crime”, etc. are well-known means of struggle aimed at undermining, disorienting and ultimately subjugating infidel societies like Sweden and Denmark.

    In all Western countries there have been some writers, politicians and authors who have done their best to educate and warn, but they have not been taken seriously. Instead, the vast majority of the population has listened to “experts” and the media, who have responded to any criticism of Islam with Islam propaganda. Like now Deadline, which, in response to the proposal to ban headscarves in schools, hastens to invite women in Islamic uniforms to the studio to explain why this is a terrible idea. And that’s how every Islamic struggle will be “explained” and defended.

    Many years ago, I was called by a Danish diplomat with many years of experience in Muslim countries. When Muslim women start wearing headscarves, he said, it is a sign that Islam has arrived in a country that the ideology’s proponents intend to conquer.

    But no one understands that. No one wants to understand it. No one wants to hear about it. That’s why Islam will prevail, and one day, when the infidel population must crawl along the walls of their houses and conform to Islam’s commandments, some will ask how it could go so wrong. But only they will remember what it was like to live as free people. The others will see it as a normal situation.

    My friend Vibeke Andersen has written a useful summary of Islam’s conquest strategy:

    “The requirement to wear headscarves in public services is typical of the third phase of Islam’s conquest of the West,” she writes at the outset and continues:

    “The world-renowned Islam critic Dr Peter Hammond, who has lived for many years in various Islamic countries, has described how the gradual conquest will take place.

    0-2 %
    When the Muslim population is less than 2% in a country, Muslims will be perceived primarily as a peaceful minority that poses no threat. They are even welcomed by the cultural elite as an exotic addition to the street scene and by the business community as a complement to the workforce.

    2-5 %
    When Muslims make up 2-5% of the population, they start recruiting from ethnic minorities and vulnerable groups, as well as from prisons and street gangs. They form their own small gangs that commit vandalism and rape.

    5-10 %
    From 5%, Muslims will begin to exert a disproportionate influence on society. For example, they will demand halal food in institutions and special rules in many other areas. They will also start threatening public officials and shop workers. In the form of car burnings, robberies and gang rapes, for example, they will exercise terror against their environment.

    10-20 %
    When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they use widespread violence and other lawlessness to get their demands met. Any non-Muslim act is perceived as a violation of Islam and leads to street riots, arson and assaults. Jews are violently persecuted. Streets and squares are occupied by Muslims during demonstrations and other displays of power. The police are overstretched and prisons are full of Muslim gang members.

    20-40 %
    Violence escalates when the Muslim population reaches 20%. Spontaneous” riots break out, militant jihadist groups go on the rampage and Jews are killed in the open. Muslims burn Christian churches and Jewish synagogues. The police are reinforced by the military, but cannot match the violence.

    40-60 %
    When Muslims make up 40% of a country, militant Muslims will carry out regular massacres of dissidents, daily terrorism and regular warfare with small arms and explosives. The police and other authorities in the country are incapable. Civil war is a reality.

    60-80 %
    Muslim persecution of “infidels” is rising sharply. They ethnically cleanse entire cities. They demand Sharia law and the abolition of all other legislation. Jizya, the special tax on infidels, is introduced.

    80-100 %
    When 80% of the population is Muslim, there will be permanent repression of “infidels”. There will be ethnic cleansing throughout the country and in some cases even genocide. Through merciless persecution of all dissenters, the Muslims will create a country that is 100% Muslim.”

    As you will see, Denmark is in the third phase, while Sweden is in the fourth. But as I said, the populations do not realise this and are therefore facing their demise.

    • What I don’t understand about all this is, there are so many articles around in the critical scene that talk about the uncanny power of the relatively small Jewish people over media and decision makers all over the Western world, especially the Anglosphere. Either this is not true, or they promote their own destruction. Some big puzzle pieces don’t fit together, cognitive dissonance wherever you look. I refuse to just believe those who believe whatever only for the comfort of having closure. You either know something or you don’t.

      • Well of course this particular conspiracy theory is nonsense, just as it was when propagated by the Nazis. If the media were really controlled by Jews, how could the majority of them (so far as I can judge) be so anti-Zionist and generally anti-Jewish?

        Regarding the wider view that “the Jews run everything”, if fourteen million people are clever enough to control a planet of nearly eight billion, they must be cleverer than the rest of us put together, so maybe we should let them get on with it… except that whoever is/are in charge, seem to be intent on running the whole system into the ground, which would, I suspect, especially endanger minorities who are particularly resented. My brain hurts…

        • There are some factors which make this not so cut and dried, e.g. ownerships. Their presence at least in banking and the financial world is no secret. And money always exerts influence. But as said, not subsribing to any particular theory, there is more than one possible way. If the influence comes from a different source, then one wonders all the same. If it cannot be proven that there is any such influence, it is even more remarkable how once (believed to be) free media in multiple countries arrive at mainstreaming their narratives like that, and promote developments which will bring about their own demise and everything around them. If democracies are still assumed to be mostly functioning, then these media are instrumental in shaping the governments that will be elected. Everything is interconnected and interdependent with everything else. But there are ways and means of manipulation available to those who understand networks. Which leads back to the sources of money.

  2. The dismembered body of a woman was found tied to railway tracks in Uzbekistan, the woman was a dancer and it happened the other day. It is not yet known exactly who killed her, but, according to most local residents, she was constantly threatened by religious young people demanding that she stop dancing. In general, recently, for many aggressive young people in Uzbekistan, it has simply turned into a “national sport” to look for hidden prostitutes, gays and others, in Western clothes they can beat a person, or even kill him. This incident happened in the Namangan region in the Pap district in the village of Sang. Today it is known that a woman tied to a rail was torn in two by a train. This is another proof that in Uzbekistan the stability that observers recently spoke about in relation to this country is coming to an end. According to Uzbek expert Anvar Nazirov, there will be many such cases now, because the authorities, in the face of economic problems and total corruption, decided to play on religious emotions, achieving rapid popularity by providing religious circles with unprecedented freedoms. The latter, however, decided to take advantage of this privilege in order to oust the authorities and pave the way for the future Islamic state. As for how this very Islamic state is understood by local currents of political Islam, then the leaders of these currents do not hide the fact that their ideal is the Taliban, Ramzan Kadyrov, or even Al-Qaeda. This is such a rattling mess.”

    https://t.me/anserenko/4988

  3. NYPD Orders Cops Not to ‘Congregate’ on City Streets

    This has long been an issue in the Mass Transit Grand Central, and Penn Station train stations, and the creation of the post-9/11 security theater.

    being a daily NYC/Penn Station commuter, I observe daily the police “clumping” [a term the Penn Station commuters call the security theater of the same agencies grouping together and avoiding the other agencies to socialize amongst themselves, to avoid doing any actual work

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