Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/5/2022

North Korea has offered to send 100,000 volunteers to help Russia in its war with Ukraine. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invited China to help rebuild his country once the war is over.

In other news, the French National Assembly voted to introduce biometric health cards in order to make it easier for citizens to be reimbursed for their medical costs.

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Thanks to Dean, JAS, JW, MC, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Bank of England’s Bailey Warns UK Faces ‘Very Big’ Inflation Shock, Defends Historic Rate Hike
» Democrats Are Turbo-Charging the IRS to Go After the Middle Class
» Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Adds 528,000 Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.5%
» Majority of Americans Prioritize Economy Over Climate Change: Harvard Poll
» Rogan Slams Biden Admin for “Gaslighting” Americans About Recession
» UK Heading for Worst Fall in Living Standards on Record, Reports Bank of England
» Unprecedented Culling of Poultry Exacerbating Cost of Living Increases
» Videos: Biden Transport Secretary Again Touts Expensive Electric Vehicles as Solution for High Gas Prices
 
USA
» 2024 Watch: CPAC Attendees Choose Favorite Presidential Candidate as Trump, DeSantis Remain Popular
» 4 Killed in Butler Twp. Shooting, Police Searching for Person of Interest
» Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $45.2M to Sandy Hook Victim’s Family
» Are Christians Being Persecuted in America?
» Arizona Sees Record Number of GOP Votes in Primary Election After Passing Election Integrity Laws
» As the Left Drives Out Many Good Police With it’s Policies — Crime Rises & Society Suffers
» Biden’s Cybersecurity Chief Says National Security Apparatus Must Focus on ‘Dismantling Systemic Racism’
» Biden’s Food Security Expert Has Starred in Chinese Communist Party Propaganda
» Brooklyn McDonald’s Worker Shot in Neck Over Cold French Fries Has Died
» California’s ‘Detective of the Year’ Busted in Child Sex Sting
» Cruz Blasts DOJ for ‘Refusing’ To Enforce Laws Protecting Judges From Harassment
» DC Children Required to Get COVID Vaccination or Face Expulsion From School
» Democrats Who Don’t Support Biden in 2024 Refuse to Explain Plans for ‘New Leadership’ In White House
» DeSantis Has Perfect Response After ‘The View’ Asks Him to Come on the Show
» Dr. Birx — Who Admitted COVID ‘Subterfuge’ in Trump’s White House — Says Her ‘Go to’ People Were Jared Kushner and Mike Pence
» Exclusive: Seattle Firefighters Victims of Over 40 ‘Violent and Dangerous’ Attacks and Assaults Since April
» ‘Facts Not Fear’: DeSantis Says He Won’t Declare State of Emergency Over Monkeypox
» FBI Director Christopher Wray Says Social Media Platforms Should Take More Responsibility and Moderate Content
» FBI Official Transferred After Whistleblower Allegations of Political Bias, Senator Reveals
» Florida GOP Runs Parody Ad Against Gavin Newsom Following His Attacks on DeSantis
» Former CIA & FBI Controlling Moderation Policy of Social Media Content
» Katharine McPhee Blames ‘Woke’ Voters for Crime in Beverly Hills, Will Not Wear Expensive Jewelry
» LA Weighs Forcing Hotels to House the Homeless in Empty Rooms
» Mask Maker 3M Harmed 200,000 Troops
» Most “Fact-Checking” Organizations Facebook Uses for Ukraine News Are Directly Funded by U.S. Government
» San Diego Cops Negligently Kill Man — Lie to Family Saying He Died on Illegal Drugs
» Sen. Menendez Pushes Bill to Designate Taiwan ‘Major Non-NATO Ally’
» Sinema Signs Off on Reconciliation Bill After Dems Agree to Protect Private Equity Billionaires
» The Real Russiagate: Indictment Exposes Ties Between Moscow, Black Nationalists and Antifa
» The Wit and Wisdom of Kamala
» Tucker Carlson: Western Governments Rarely Fight Back When George Soros Interferes
» UN Agenda 2030 & the Great Reset: Democrats’ Climate Bill Could Pay Farmers to Not Grow Food
» Video: Ted Cruz Questions Clueless FBI Director on ‘Nonsensical’ Document Claiming Patriotic Symbols Are Extremist
» Visa Suspends Services With Pornhub’s Advertising Arm Amid Concerns Pornhub Monetized Child Sexual Material
» Vox Senior Editor Fantasizes Over the Death of Justice Alito
» Watch: White House Reacts to China Announcement That It’ll End Contact With U.S. on Major Issues
» West Virginia School District to Introduce Facial Recognition Tech
 
Canada
» City of Windsor Tells Candidate He Must be Vaccinated to Serve in Council Chambers
» Don’t Ignore Canada’s Spike in Anti-Catholic Hate Crimes, Watchdog Says
» Fighting Trudeau’s Travel Mandate in Court Part. 1
» Hypocrite Trudeau Caught Maskless After Flying on Private Jet
» Leslyn Lewis Sounds the Alarm Over Sudden Adult Death Syndrome
» Plastics Coalition Outlines Lawsuits Against Trudeau’s Single-Use Plastics Ban
 
Europe and the EU
» British Teen Raped on Greek Beach by Pakistani Suspects
» Dutch Farmers Light Motorways on Fire Again Ahead of Negotiations With Govt
» Dutch Farmer Protests: Far-Left Extremists Threaten to Attack Businesses of ‘Right-Wing’ Farmers
» France to Introduce Biometric Health Cards
» Germany: World’s Largest Chemical Company to Cut Down on Ammonia Production, A Key Ingredient in Fertilizers
» Germany: Tutanota Accuses Microsoft of Anti-Competitive Behavior for Blocking Its Users
» Netherlands: Bank Executive Pushes Personal Carbon Wallets That Allocate “Emission Rights” To Citizens
» Quadruple Vaxxed German Health Minister Tests Positive for COVID
» UK: Mayor Gets Death Threats ‘From Extinction Rebellion Supporters’ After Cotswolds Councillors Vote to Kill 100 Canada Geese Saying the Birds Terrorise Townsfolk and Drive Other Wildlife Away From Boating Lake
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Israel’s COVID Vaccine Director Suffers Vaccine Injury, Gets Banned by Twitter for Speaking Out
» Meet the Hadids — Brainless Beauties Who Spread Malicious Jew-Hate
» Operation “Breaking Dawn”: IDF Kills 15 Terrorists Including Islamic Jihad Senior Official
» Russia vs. Israel… Tensions Rising
 
Middle East
» Hindu-Like Civilization and 8,000-Year-Old Temple Discovered at a Port Town in Saudi Arabia
» When Outnumbered Christian Defenders Destroyed a Muslim Horde
 
Russia
» Anger From Ukraine’s Backers After Damning Amnesty Report Spotlights ‘Human Shields’
» Kremlin Now “Ready to Discuss” Griner Prisoner Swap Following Stiff Sentence: Lavrov
» Mainstream Reporter Highlights What Western Media Hides About Zelensky and Ukraine War
» North Korea Offers Russia 100,000 ‘Volunteers’ For War on Ukraine, Russian State TV Says
» Volodymyr Zelensky Asks Xi Jinping for Talks, Invites China to Rebuild Ukraine
 
South Asia
» Brutal Rape and Murder of Hindu Woman in Dinajpur of Islamic Bangladesh
 
Far East
» China: Biden’s White House is Lying, Joe Never Brought Up Genocide and Forced Labor With Xi
» China Halts Ties With US on Range of Critical Issues Including Climate Crisis
 
Australia — Pacific
» Foot and Mouth Disease Found in 450,000 Cattle
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Anger, Protests and Clashes Follow Gang Rape Arrests in South Africa
 
Immigration
» 91 Per Cent of French Support Deporting Imams Who Give ‘Anti-Republican’ Sermons
» Almost £500m of Taxpayers’ Money Has Been Spent on Preventing Migrants From Crossing the English Channel in the Past Seven Years, Research Reveals, Including Huge Sums Handed to the French
» Farage Calls for ‘Brexit 2.0’ to Deal With Migrant Crisis as Another 400 Illegals Land
» Pentagon Denies DC Mayor Bowser’s Plea for National Guard Aid in Migrant Crisis
» Salvini: Just 15 Per Cent of Illegals Gained Refugee Status in 2021
» Texas Governor Buses Illegal Immigrants to NYC After City’s Mayor Declines to Visit Border
» UK: Radical Common Sense: Elder Stateswoman Says Migrants Should be Detained While Asylum Claims Processed, Not Left at Large
 
Culture Wars
» Alarmists: ‘Climate Change is Literally Making the Earth Spin Faster’
» Breaking: James Lindsay Permanently Banned From Twitter
» Disney Won’t Say Gay in Middle East: Censors LGBTQ Content in Gulf Countries While Fighting Florida Law
» Going to Mosque vs. Going to Church
» Holocaust Survivor: “Masks Are a Symbol for Slavery”
» Pennsylvania Moms React to Education Dept Suggesting Kids May Use ‘Ne, Ve, Ze/Zie and Xe’ Pronouns
» Pennsylvania Pride Event Features ‘Instructor’ Teaching Child to Pole Dance
» Priorities: U.S. Military Base is Hosting a Drag Show
» San Diego Schools Training Teachers to Indoctrinate Students Into Radical Gender Theory, Leaked Documents Shows
» The Three I’s of a Police State Education: Indoctrination, Intimidation & Intolerance
» UN Declares War on ‘Dangerous’ Conspiracy Theories: ‘World is Not Secretly Run by Elites’
» US Military Hosts Drag Show, Encouraged Children to Attend With Bouncy Castles and Face Painting
 

Bank of England’s Bailey Warns UK Faces ‘Very Big’ Inflation Shock, Defends Historic Rate Hike

LONDON — The Bank of England on Thursday defended its decision to hike interest rates at the fastest clip in 27 years, saying the U.K. faces a “very big” shock to inflation.

BOE Governor Andrew Bailey said that the risks of high inflation becoming persistent had risen since the Bank’s previous meeting in June, prompting it to take “stronger action.”

“We’re facing a very big shock to inflation,” Bailey told CNBC’s Joumanna Bercetche. “Our action today was very, very clearly [that] we feel we’ve got to take stronger action.”

The BOE on Thursday raised interest rates by 50 basis points, taking borrowing costs to 1.75% in an ongoing bid to curb soaring inflation.

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

Democrats Are Turbo-Charging the IRS to Go After the Middle Class

The reconciliation package proposed by Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer includes $80 billion in new funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that will allow the agency to set its sights on middle-class Americans.

Increases in IRS funding are laid out in Section 10301 of the 725 page “Inflation Reduction Act.” and the lion’s share of the funding — $45.6 billion — is earmarked for “enforcement,” including “litigation,” “criminal investigations,” “investigative technology,” and “digital asset monitoring.” Proponents argue that the funding will allow the IRS to bring in more than $200 billion in additional revenue from those under-reporting income, but skeptics like The Wall Street Journal editorial board argue that much of this funding will come straight out of middle-class and upper middle-class Americans’ wallets “because that’s where the money is.”

Taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes below $75,000 would ultimately shoulder an estimated $136 billion of the IRS’ proposed revenue increase within the Manchin-Schumer package, according to estimates that the Heritage Foundation’s senior tax policy analyst, Preston Brashers, shared with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Adds 528,000 Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.5%

The U.S. labor market remained red-hot in July despite expectations job growth would cool as tighter monetary conditions and company layoffs stoked fears of a recession.

The Labor Department released its latest monthly jobs report at 8:30 a.m. ET on Friday. Here were the key numbers from the report, compared to economist estimates compiled by Bloomberg:

  • Non-farm payrolls: +528,000 vs. +250,000
  • Unemployment rate: 3.5% vs. 3.6%
  • Average hourly earnings, month-over-month: +0.5% vs. +0.4%
  • Average hourly earnings, year-over-year: +5.2% vs. +4.9%

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

Majority of Americans Prioritize Economy Over Climate Change: Harvard Poll

Most Americans prioritize economic recovery over efforts to combat climate change, a recent survey revealed.

Just 7% of Americans listed “stopping climate change” as their greatest concern in a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll, released Wednesday. A further 10% listed it as their second priority.

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

Rogan Slams Biden Admin for “Gaslighting” Americans About Recession

Having seen the mainstream media rush to defend a clearly weakening economy, closing the ‘Overton Window’ on any mention of the ‘r-word’ — to the extent that one senior economist was fact-checked by Facebook for daring to utter the ‘r-word’ — pocaster Joe Rogan blasted the Biden administration for “gaslighting” the American people about the meaning of a recession after two consecutive quarters of economic contraction were reported last week.

During a podcast with Chris Williamson, the pair turned to the topic of the recent quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) report and the efforts of President Joe Biden’s entire administration (and every mainstream media useful idiot and tenured ivory tower economist) to deflect the recession label.

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

UK Heading for Worst Fall in Living Standards on Record, Reports Bank of England

The UK is facing a recession that will last more than a year, with the economy forecast to shrink in five consecutive quarters beginning in autumn for the first time since the global financial crisis of 2008-09, the Bank of England has warned.

The bleak prospect of negative growth is set to continue at least until the end of 2023, said the BoE. GDP is predicted to fall by 1.25% next year and 0.25% in 2024, according to the bank’s baseline forecast.

Inflation is predicted to peak at 13.3 per cent in the final three months of 2022, according to the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). Earlier, the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 9.4% in the 12 months to June 2022. It is now expected to consistently remain above 10% until the middle of next year.

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

Unprecedented Culling of Poultry Exacerbating Cost of Living Increases

A ‘unprecedented’ bird flu outbreak has made the cost of living crisis even worse according to experts who warn that the number of poultry culled has almost doubled since last season.

According to figures from the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), over 22 million cases have been reported in wild birds and poultry so far this season in 68 countries.

Of course this couldn’t possibly have been expected or planned even….

The Telegraph reports: In an effort to curb the outbreak, 94.2m farmed poultry have been killed and disposed of, compared to 54.4m last season. Before 2020, the number of birds culled to stem the spread of avian flu worldwide has only topped 15m twice.

Experts say the surge — which comes amid a cost of living crisis and mounting food insecurity, triggered by war in Ukraine and extreme weather — has further disrupted supply chains, contributing to higher prices.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Videos: Biden Transport Secretary Again Touts Expensive Electric Vehicles as Solution for High Gas Prices

Biden Administration Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has again championed electric vehicles, which cost on average $67 thousand dollars, as the best solution for Americans who cannot afford higher gas prices.

Buttigieg made the comments on MSNBC, stating that the best strategy to combat unaffordable gas prices is to “make sure Americans have more options through greater fuel efficiency and greater access to vehicles that don’t require fuel.”

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

2024 Watch: CPAC Attendees Choose Favorite Presidential Candidate as Trump, DeSantis Remain Popular

Fox News Digital asked attendees of Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) a simple question in Dallas, Texas: Who do you want at the top of the Republican White House ticket in 2024?

Former President Trump, who has repeatedly teased another run in 2024, appeared to be the overwhelming favorite. However, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was a popular pick as well.

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

4 Killed in Butler Twp. Shooting, Police Searching for Person of Interest

BUTLER TWP, Ohio (WDTN) — Four people were shot and killed in a Butler Township neighborhood near Dayton, Ohio on Friday morning.

Police were called to the 7200 block of Hardwicke Place around 11:30 a.m. on reports of shots fired.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a total of four victims at multiple crime scenes suffering from gunshot wounds, said Butler Township Police Chief John Porter. All four of the victims died on the scene.

According to a family member on the scene, officers found two of the victims dead in a home on Hardwicke Place. The two were reportedly a mother and her 15-year-old daughter.

Police are seeking a person of interest in the shooting.

The person is 39-year-old Stephen Alexander Marlow. He is described as being 5-foot-11 and weighs 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing shorts and a yellow T-shirt.

His vehicle is a 2007 white Ford Edge SUV with the license plate number JES 9806.

If anyone sees Marlow, they are encouraged to call 911 immediately and do not approach him, as he is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Porter said police do not believe there to be any continued threat to the community, however, crews will continue to monitor the area in case Marlow returns. The Dayton Police bomb squad has also been called to ensure there are no other threats to neighborhood safety.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $45.2M to Sandy Hook Victim’s Family

Infowars founder Alex Jones must pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a first-grader killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, a Texas jury ruled on Friday.

The amount is less than the $150 million sought by parents Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose 6-year-old, Jesse, was one of the 19 children and six staff members killed in one of the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. However, it is significantly more than the $2 million Jones said it would take to “sink” him and his company.

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

Are Christians Being Persecuted in America?

A new study by Lifeway Research found that more than half (54%) of the 1,005 Americans surveyed believe that religious freedom is eroding in the United States. Even more, 59%, said that the treatment of Christians and intolerance for their beliefs is getting worse.

What does one make of these statistics? Relevant Magazine—a Christian publication the tagline of which is “God, lifestyle, and progressive culture”—is a good place to start. Responding to these findings in a recent article, it gets it right by arguing that, whatever Christians in America may be experiencing, they are certainly not being persecuted the way their counterparts are in other nations around the world…

The “extreme persecution” meted out to Christians in nine of the absolute 11 worst nations in the world comes from Islamic oppression, or is occurring in Muslim majority nations. Similarly, the persecution Christians experience in 39 of the 50 nations on the World Watch List is also either from Islamic oppression or is occurring in Muslim majority nations.

That said, the Relevant article gets it wrong, very wrong, by minimizing what is happening in America.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Arizona Sees Record Number of GOP Votes in Primary Election After Passing Election Integrity Laws

The Republican Party of Arizona seems to have set a new record for voter turnout in the state’s primary election on August 2 which saw Blake Masters take the win for the upcoming Senate general election and Kari Lake win to be the GOP’s pick for the governor’s race.

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

As the Left Drives Out Many Good Police With it’s Policies — Crime Rises & Society Suffers

Since the bail reform, crime has gone up, the NYPD has been vilified and there seems to be no end in sight.

According to NYPD data:

  • “Major crimes in New York City have skyrocketed 37% so far this year — driven by grand larcenies, auto thefts, burglaries and robberies.
  • Grand larceny has shot up 49% so far this year over last year as of Sunday — from 18,058 to 26,908. Auto theft has spiked by 46.2%, from 4,855 to 7,100.
  • Robbery is up 39.2%, from 6,530 to 9,091, and burglaries increased by 32.9%, from 6,251 to 8,305, the numbers show.
  • Felonious assault rose by 18.6% and rapes saw an 11% increase so far this year over 2021.”

In too many cases, violent crime has been committed by a suspect who was released from jail awaiting trial, who would have otherwise been sitting in jail…

Nearly 1,600 cops have retired or resigned from the NYPD in the first 5 months of 2022. That represents an increase of 38% over 2021 and 46% more the 2020 numbers.

Let’s pause for a minute to grasp what that means… the NYPD is poised to lose just over 11% of their department’s force this year, or 3,830 officers.

So, what is driving this mass exodus?

The New York Post discussed the opinion of one officer who left the NYPD to work at a different Long Island department.

“Anti-cop hostility, bail reform, and rising crime have fed into frustration among the NYPD rank and file.”

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Biden’s Cybersecurity Chief Says National Security Apparatus Must Focus on ‘Dismantling Systemic Racism’

What could possibly go wrong?

Is there a single agency in Old Joe Biden’s catastrophic administration that hasn’t been completely corrupted and politicized? Apparently not. Recently, the White House announced that it appointed Camille Stewart Gloster to the post of Deputy National Cyber Director for Technology and Ecosystem Security; she will lead the Office of the National Cyber Director’s “ongoing efforts to strengthen the security and development of our Nation’s cyber ecosystem — across people, processes, and technology.”

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Biden’s Food Security Expert Has Starred in Chinese Communist Party Propaganda

A Co-Chair of President Joe Biden’s forthcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health has appeared in documentaries produced by Chinese Communist Party-run outlets; lauding the regime’s agriculture and food policy as an approach that should be “learned by the whole world.”

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Brooklyn McDonald’s Worker Shot in Neck Over Cold French Fries Has Died

The Brooklyn McDonald’s worker who was shot in the neck after serving the suspect’s mother cold french fries finally died at Brookdale Hospital on Friday after surviving several days on life support.

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

California’s ‘Detective of the Year’ Busted in Child Sex Sting

A veteran police officer who was named California’s “Detective of the Year” in 2019 has been caught in an underage sex sting and charged with exchanging sexually explicit messages with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

Orange County District Attorney officials announced that Gregory Daniel Beaumarchais, 43, is facing a misdemeanor charge of annoying or molesting a victim believed to be under the age of 18.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Cruz Blasts DOJ for ‘Refusing’ To Enforce Laws Protecting Judges From Harassment

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday demanded that the Department of Justice account for not prosecuting most of the protesters who appeared at the homes of Supreme Court justices in violation of the law.

Following the leak of a draft opinion that suggested the Supreme Court would overturn the landmark abortion precedent established in Roe v. Wade, pro-choice activists descended upon the homes of the court’s more conservative justices and shadowed them in private life demanding they uphold the right to abortion access.

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

DC Children Required to Get COVID Vaccination or Face Expulsion From School

Washington, DC school students could face expulsion if they do not comply with the city’s Covid mandates, which state children 12 and older must get the Covid-19 vaccination ahead of the upcoming school year.

According to the Council of the District of Columbia website, “No student shall be admitted by a school unless the school has certification of Covid-19 immunization for that student or the student is exempted.”

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

Democrats Who Don’t Support Biden in 2024 Refuse to Explain Plans for ‘New Leadership’ In White House

Two Minnesota Democrats have said they will not endorse President Biden as the Democratic presidential nominee in 2024 and seek “new leadership,” but refuse to explain how exactly they will combat the president’s bid for re-election.

Rep. Dean Phillips was recently asked during a town hall if he would support Biden in a bid for re-election, and he responded with a blunt “no.”

Phillips went on to explain that the country “would be well-served by a new generation of compelling, well-prepared, dynamic Democrats who step up.”

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

DeSantis Has Perfect Response After ‘The View’ Asks Him to Come on the Show

Fox News has confirmed that “The View” did indeed invite DeSantis to appear on the program, and his deputy press secretary Bryan Griffin took to social media to share how he responded.

“Thanks for the invite. I understand that you are sending this request on behalf of your team,” Griffin wrote. “But are the hosts of the View really interested in hearing from Governor DeSantis about all of the important work he is doing on behalf of Floridians to protect their health and livelihoods, to stand up for parents and children, and to defend freedom?

“Which of the below statements from the hosts of the View do you recommend our team consider when deciding if the interview with be a genuine pursuit of truth?”

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Dr. Birx — Who Admitted COVID ‘Subterfuge’ in Trump’s White House — Says Her ‘Go to’ People Were Jared Kushner and Mike Pence

Writing in her book Silent Invasion, former White House COVID task force member Ambassador Deborah Birx admits that her “go to” connections to push pro-lockdown policies in the White House were none other than Vice President Mike Pence, and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

The National Pulse has previously reported from Birx’s book how she admitted to “subterfuge” in the White House, going so far as to implement changes in policy without authorization, and contrary to the Trump White House’s instructions.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: Seattle Firefighters Victims of Over 40 ‘Violent and Dangerous’ Attacks and Assaults Since April

Seattle firefighters have increasingly become the “victims of violent and dangerous” attacks, according to documents obtained by The Post Millennial.

Over 40 attacks and assaults on Seattle Fire Fighters have been reported since April 2022. Their union is now taking their concerns directly to city officials about “the impact that this hostility is having on fire fighter safety and the critical services” they provide.

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

‘Facts Not Fear’: DeSantis Says He Won’t Declare State of Emergency Over Monkeypox

With at least 6,600 Americans already infected, the Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency Thursday.

Alan Harris with the Office of Emergency Management in Seminole County said that federal response can free up money and other resources to fight the virus, including in Central Florida.

“Like an increasing vaccine to the community enhanced transport of vaccine to us at the local level, so we can distribute it effectively,” Harris said. “We want to increase vaccine production. We want to expedite getting vaccines to the states.”

With more than 500 cases reported in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis made it clear on Wednesday that Florida will not declare a state of emergency.

“You see some of these states declaring states of emergency. They are going to abuse those emergency powers to restrict your freedom. I guarantee you that’s what will happen,” DeSantis said.

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

FBI Director Christopher Wray Says Social Media Platforms Should Take More Responsibility and Moderate Content

During a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that America would be in a “better place” if social media companies took more responsibility for the misuse of their platforms.

Wray said that in response to Senator Richard Blumenthal, about what the FBI can do to address the use of social media to incite violence and whether tech companies were doing enough to prevent attacks.

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

FBI Official Transferred After Whistleblower Allegations of Political Bias, Senator Reveals

A key senator says a top FBI official has been moved from his leadership perch in Washington after internal whistleblowers complained he was part of an effort to interfere in politically sensitive investigations, allegations Director Chris Wray now calls “deeply troubling.”

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

Florida GOP Runs Parody Ad Against Gavin Newsom Following His Attacks on DeSantis

A Florida PAC is running ads in California satirizing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s attacks on his Republican counterpart in the Sunshine State.

The California governor in early July took out a string of political ads in Florida, sharply criticizing Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for a number a policies he alleged encroached on free speech and compromised education in the state. He further encouraged disaffected Floridians to move to California.

In response, Florida PAC Vote the R released a digital ad that included some of the same footage Newsom used. The parody video depicted the California governor still demonizing his rival, but for seemingly innocuous policies such as allowing the citizens to go outside or attend school.

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

Former CIA & FBI Controlling Moderation Policy of Social Media Content

A new investigation finds that Meta’s content policy is being controlled by dozens of former CIA agents. In fact, the report finds that it is harder to find someone who did not at one time work for the CIA than to find someone who did.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Katharine McPhee Blames ‘Woke’ Voters for Crime in Beverly Hills, Will Not Wear Expensive Jewelry

Katharine McPhee is blaming “woke” voters for the rise in crime in Beverly Hills.

On her Instagram story on Wednesday, the “American Idol” alum expressed her frustration at the “sad state” Los Angeles finds itself in.

“I blame every single one of you woke voters,” she said. “Seniors getting beat up while walking. Keep voting for this. What a sad state this city is in.”

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

LA Weighs Forcing Hotels to House the Homeless in Empty Rooms

The Los Angeles City Council will discuss an initiative on Friday that would mandate every hotel in LA to give their empty rooms to the homeless.

According to local Fox 11 News, the measure states that”Each hotel shall communicate to the Department or its designee, in a form that the Department prescribes, by 2 pm each day the number of available rooms at the hotel for that night.”

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

Mask Maker 3M Harmed 200,000 Troops

As American Prospect reported,

“Aearo and its parent company 3M had supplied millions of earplugs to nearly all troops who served between 2006 and 2015. Each pair of earplugs was faulty, due to a mechanical flaw discovered in 2000… and subsequently hidden. Now, more than 160,000 veterans, current service members, and civilians are suing 3M for hearing loss, in one of the largest litigations of its kind in U.S. history.”

3M gave the troops earplugs that they knew failed to plug the ear — which is, like, their one job. So 160,000 former troops have hearing loss or tinnitus. And that 160,000 military personnel harmed is actually now up to 290,000. So how are those lawsuits going? Well, a few months ago Reuters reported 3M was ordered to pay $77.5 million to a single veteran in the latest earplug trial.

But 3M, like every major corporation, has a way to escape paying for their crimes.

           — Hat tip: JAS [Return to headlines]
 

Most “Fact-Checking” Organizations Facebook Uses for Ukraine News Are Directly Funded by U.S. Government

Most of the fact-checking organizations Facebook has partnered with to monitor and regulate information about Ukraine are directly funded by the U.S. government, either through the U.S. Embassy or via the notorious National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an information war as bitter as the ground fighting has erupted, and Meta (Facebook’s official name) announced it had partnered with nine organizations to help it sort fact from fiction for Ukrainian, Russian and other Eastern European users. These nine organizations are: StopFake, VoxCheck, Fact Check Georgia, Demagog, Myth Detector, Lead Stories, Patikrinta 15min, Re:Baltica and Delfi.

“To reduce the spread of misinformation and provide more reliable information to users, we partner with independent third-party fact-checkers globally,” the Silicon Valley giant wrote, adding, “Facebook’s independent third-party fact-checkers are all certified by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). The IFCN, a subsidiary of the journalism research organization Poynter Institute, is dedicated to bringing together fact-checkers worldwide.”

The problem with this? At least five of the nine organizations are directly in the pay of the United States government, a major belligerent in the conflict. The Poynter Institute is also funded by the NED. Furthermore, many of the other fact-checking organizations also have deep connections with other NATO powers, including direct funding.

Perhaps the most well-known and notorious of the nine groups is StopFake. Established in 2014, StopFake is funded by NATO’s Atlantic Council, by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the British Embassy in Ukraine and the Czech Foreign Ministry.

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San Diego Cops Negligently Kill Man — Lie to Family Saying He Died on Illegal Drugs

Jennifer Schmidt, Gil’s daughter says she became worried on February 12 when her dad didn’t show up at her home after he got off of work.

Because he has dementia, Schmidt had placed a tracking device on his keys and when she found him, he was miles away in another county where he wrecked his car. Gil had lost consciousness and drove off the road…

Schmidt said she checked to see if her dad had taken his insulin shots and she found that he hadn’t. She tried to tell police that his strange behavior was likely a combination of his dementia and diabetes but they arrested him and took him to jail instead of a hospital.

“I told him to just listen to what the deputy says. And I’ll see him in a little bit.”

The next morning, Schmidt went to the jail and picked up her dad. Deputies told her that he “never sobered up” and he was worse off than the night before. Schmidt told them that he was not drunk or high and that he suffered from dementia and diabetes and Gil was released shortly after…

Gil’s condition continued to worsen and they called 911 for an ambulance. Instead of an ambulance, police showed up and arrested Gil. And, instead of medical help, Gil received a jail cell.

When Schmidt finally found out that her dad was in jail, she went there the following morning to get him out. Tragically, however, she could not pick him up. He died the night before and officers left his dead body in the cell for 15 hours after he died — so long that rigor mortis had set in…

Police would tell her that Gil tested positive for methamphetamine and this likely contributed to his death. This was not true.

Schmidt had an independent autopsy carried out and the toxicology report showed that Gil did not have any drugs or alcohol in his system. The autopsy found that Gil died of asphyxiation likely due to diabetic shock…

Gil was the 15th person to die in the San Diego jail so far this year. Since 2006, 200 people have died while in the custody of San Diego police.

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Sen. Menendez Pushes Bill to Designate Taiwan ‘Major Non-NATO Ally’

Authored by Dave DeCamp via AntiWar.com

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called for a major increase in US support for Taiwan that would overhaul US policy toward the island.

Menendez said that the US can’t make the same “mistake” with Taiwan that it did with Ukraine. He argued that the US didn’t support Kyiv enough to prevent a Russian invasion, even though it’s clear that US meddling in Ukraine was one of President Vladimir Putin’s main motivations for launching the invasion.

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Sinema Signs Off on Reconciliation Bill After Dems Agree to Protect Private Equity Billionaires

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema — the lone Democrat holdout on the Biden administration’s revamped reconciliation bill — has finally signed off on it, after Democrats agreed to preserve the so-called carried interest loophole that allows investment managers (like her former bosses) to shield the majority of their income from higher taxes.

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The Real Russiagate: Indictment Exposes Ties Between Moscow, Black Nationalists and Antifa

After years of Russiagate conspiracy theories about how the Russians had somehow rigged the 2016 presidential election using Facebook ads, the Senate Intelligence report awkwardly revealed that the Russian operation had focused most of its attention on black nationalists.

The Senate report revealed that “most of the videos” put out by the Russian IRA troll factory on YouTube “pertained to police brutality and the activist efforts of the Black Lives Matter organization” and found that “no single group of Americans was targeted… more than African-Americans” around “race and related issues”.

But that was an understatement.

The Russians had created their own Black Lives Matter groups, activists and protests. It is still not fully clear where the dividing lines between black nationalists and Russian agents lie. And the media has consistently buried these revelations about the real Russian role in our politics to focus on the discredited smears targeting President Trump and his political allies.

And yet the true Russian agents were the black nationalists championed by the Left.

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The Wit and Wisdom of Kamala

Never has someone so empty of everything come this close to running everything.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris might be the single worst pair of communicators to occupy the White House. Both Joe and Kamala are wedded to teleprompters because he has too much to say and she has nothing to say. Teleprompters are there to keep Joe Biden from telling wildly inappropriate stories about his leg hairs or announcing an impromptu surrender to China, but they’re also there because in her natural state Kamala is incapable of saying anything at all.

Presidents and their veeps are supposed to be a balance of strengths and weaknesses like a good marriage, but instead Biden and Kamala are a bad marriage in which their weaknesses are mirror opposites, but also so far apart that they’re incapable of balancing each other out.

Neither Joe or Kamala have any real skills. They both got to where they are as a combination of political accidents by men who were attracted to their weakness and incompetence.

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Tucker Carlson: Western Governments Rarely Fight Back When George Soros Interferes

When a Hungarian financier called George Soros shorted the English pound 30 years ago, back in 1992, the British government fought back. It did everything it could to preserve the value of its national currency. British officials raised interest rates all the way to 15%. The Bank of England then sold $40 billion of foreign currency reserves in a desperate effort to prop up the pound.

In the end, of course, it didn’t work. The Bank of England collapsed. Total cost to the population of Great Britain? Well, that’s hard to measure, but it was at least 3 billion pounds. This at a time when a pound was worth nearly 2-and-a-half dollars. It’s now at $1.20, which tells you a lot. The U.K. got poorer, but not George Soros. His fund made off with a billion dollars in profit — a billion dollars for creating nothing, only destroying things.

In the years since, Soros has become richer still, billions and billions of dollars richer. George Soros has become so rich that at this point Western governments rarely fight back when he interferes in their most basic domestic affairs, the most important domestic affairs. In 2015, for example, Soros decided that Europe had to resettle millions of penniless refugees from Africa and the Middle East. Relatively few Europeans wanted this to happen at all, but George Soros wanted it.

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UN Agenda 2030 & the Great Reset: Democrats’ Climate Bill Could Pay Farmers to Not Grow Food

Farmers will be paid to implement agricultural conservation practices approved by the Biden administration to protect soil health and reduce carbon emissions, according to page 529 of the “Inflation Reduction Act.” Such measures could include plowing their soil less, implementing climate-friendly crop rotation techniques and planting cover crops that do not yield any food, according to The Associated Press.

“It’s a provision that will encourage farmers to pursue practices that will be meaningless for the environment, but like the rest of the bill, costly for taxpayers,” Steve Goreham, executive director for the Climate Science Coalition of America, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “In fact, there is no evidence that the passage of the bill will have the slightest effect on global temperatures.” …

For example, the bill will fund the USDA to regulate the diets of cows to decrease the methane emissions they produce. The proposed regulations on the farming industry come amid growing concerns about a global food crisis, according to a World Bank press release in May.

Current U.S. farming methods make the nation by far the largest exporter of agricultural products in the world; such exports generated roughly $177 billion in 2021, according to USDA data.

“Congress should pursue efforts to solve real environmental problems, such as real air and water pollution and plastic waste,” Goreham said.

The funding to target greenhouse gas emissions in the bill is strongly supported by environmental activist groups like the Environmental Defense Fund, the AP reported.

The roughly $370 billion climate and tax provisions in the Democratic deal aim to get the nation closer to cutting its carbon emissions in half by 2030.

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Video: Ted Cruz Questions Clueless FBI Director on ‘Nonsensical’ Document Claiming Patriotic Symbols Are Extremist

Senator Ted Cruz grilled FBI director Christopher Wray Thursday over a recent FBI training document that listed patriotic imagery such as the Gadsden Flag, the Liberty Tree, and the Betsy Ross Flag as ‘extremist’ indicators.

Wray claimed he had no knowledge of the document which Project Veritas revealed cites symbols, phrases, images, events, and individuals that agents should flag when trying to identify potential “Militia Violent Extremists” (MVEs).

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Visa Suspends Services With Pornhub’s Advertising Arm Amid Concerns Pornhub Monetized Child Sexual Material

Visa has suspended its services with Pornhub’s advertising arm, TrafficJunky. One week after a federal judge ruled that Visa, the international payment processor, helped monetize child pornography by processing Pornhub’s transactions, the company said on Thursday it would suspend its services to the porn site’s advertising unit.

As detailed by Rebel News, U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney wrote, “Visa knew that MindGeek’s websites were teeming with monetized child porn,” in the Fleites v. MindGeek lawsuit filed against Pornhub.

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Vox Senior Editor Fantasizes Over the Death of Justice Alito

Authored by Jonathan Turley

The rising threats against Supreme Court justices has been one of the most startling elements in our age of rage. When Nicholas John Roske was arrested for the attempted murder of Brett Kavanaugh, many of the left were muted in their response and one group went ahead with a campaign to offer a bounty for any information of a conservative justice’s location in public— with an added payment if there is time for a mob to find them at the location. Yet, Vox senior correspondent Ian Millhiser seemed to cut to the chase by penning an obituary for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. With people trying to kill justices, there seemed no concern how such “prewritten obituary” might fuel the fatal obsession of some like Roske in our society.

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Watch: White House Reacts to China Announcement That It’ll End Contact With U.S. on Major Issues

The White House has reacted to China’s Friday announcement that it was ending all contact with the United States on major issues — including crucial climate cooperation that led to the international 2015 Paris accord — as tensions and public rebukes ratcheted higher over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says China’s reaction is “fundamentally irresponsible.”

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West Virginia School District to Introduce Facial Recognition Tech

School board officials in Marion County, West Virginia, have approved piloting a facial recognition security system.

The live facial recognition technology is supposedly to help with “threat detection” and “visitor management” in schools.

Rank One Computing CEO Scott Swann, a West Virginia native, made a presentation before the board to explain how the software could keep schools “safe,” reported WDTV.

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City of Windsor Tells Candidate He Must be Vaccinated to Serve in Council Chambers

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, guest host David Menzies was joined by Chris Soda. Soda is a Windsor, Ontario resident and a candidate to become city councillor for Windsor’s Ward 2, and was told at City Hall that in order to work for the city, he must be double-vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Don’t Ignore Canada’s Spike in Anti-Catholic Hate Crimes, Watchdog Says

Catholics in Canada suffered the largest spike in religion-based hate crimes last year, and government officials must take action in response, a watchdog group has said.

“Undoubtedly, this increase can be attributed to attacks on Catholic churches in Canada in 2021 including the deliberate burning down of churches,” the Toronto-based Catholic Civil Rights League said Aug. 4. “Mainstream media has reported the overall 27 percent increase, but the most staggering of all increases, the 260% rise in anti-Catholic hate crimes, has been largely ignored.”

The number of incidents targeting Catholics increased more than 260% between 2020 and 2021, according to crime figures from Canada’s national statistical office, Canada Statistics.

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Fighting Trudeau’s Travel Mandate in Court Part. 1

This week, Rupa broke a bombshell story that proves the vaccine mandate imposed on Canadians was not based on science as the government claimed, but rather on politics.

An ongoing court challenge to the travel vaccine mandate has exposed the inner working of Covid Recovery — a government coordinated panel that was tasked with implementing the mandate. Not only did Rupa’s report highlight the fact that not a single member of the Covid Recovery panel have a science or medical degree, but the group was panicking to have scientific and medical justification for the mandate they imposed on Canadians that was never given to them.

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Hypocrite Trudeau Caught Maskless After Flying on Private Jet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who ensured mask mandates remain in place on planes for Canadians, was caught on camera with his entire family disembarking from a private jet having not worn a mask.

Canada remains one of the increasingly diminishing number of western governments that demands face masks be worn on flights, with the United States ditching the rule nearly four months ago.

When a Florida judge struck down U.S. version of the law, Trudeau’s government moved to insist that masks would still be required on Canadian airlines and on flights that depart from or arrive in Canada.

However, that rule doesn’t seem to apply to Trudeau himself.

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Leslyn Lewis Sounds the Alarm Over Sudden Adult Death Syndrome

On August 3, Haldimand—Norfolk MP and Conservative leadership contender Dr. Leslyn Lewis sent out a press release demanding answers to the reports of Canadians succumbing to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS). The syndrome, which is sometimes referred to as “Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome”, is defined by the Canadian SADS Foundations as “a variety of cardiac arrhythmia disorders which are often genetic and can be responsible for sudden death in young, apparently healthy people.”

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Plastics Coalition Outlines Lawsuits Against Trudeau’s Single-Use Plastics Ban

The Responsible Plastics Use Coalition (RPUC) is taking the Trudeau government to court for designating all plastic manufactured items as toxic.

RPUC, a federally incorporated corporation that works towards effective regulatory responses to plastic pollution in Canada, is comprised of a number of plastics manufacturers including DOW and NOVA Chemicals who are based in Ontario and the United States.

“Members of RPUC have a shared belief that Canadians deserve a responsible and effective policy approach to tackling the problem of plastic waste in the environment.” said the Managing Director of the RPUC Alexandre Meterissian in a statement to True North.

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British Teen Raped on Greek Beach by Pakistani Suspects

Two Pakistani men were arrested under suspicion of raping a British teenager on a beach in Greece last month, according to reports.

The horrifying incident unfolded on the morning of July 21 in Rethymno, a city on the island of Crete.

An 18-year-old girl was assaulted by two men who “immobilized her and raped her” on a sun bed on the beach, Neakriti reported.

The victim immediately reported the attack to local police.

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Dutch Farmers Light Motorways on Fire Again Ahead of Negotiations With Govt

Dutch farmers once again took to the motorways of the Netherlands to deploy flaming bales of hay as makeshift road blocks.

On the eve of negotiations between the government’s mediator and 20 farmers’ associations, protestors put on a show of force, repeating last weeks tactics of covering motorways with burning bales of hay.

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Dutch Farmer Protests: Far-Left Extremists Threaten to Attack Businesses of ‘Right-Wing’ Farmers

Far-left extremists in the Netherlands have threatened to attack farms in the country belonging to “right-wing nationalists”.

The threat by far-left extremists in the Netherlands comes as farmers continue to fight EU green agenda measures in their country that could result in the closure of up to 30 per cent of livestock farms, something local government officials have decreed is part and parcel of an “unavoidable transition”.

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France to Introduce Biometric Health Cards

French lawmakers have approved a plan to launch a biometric health card. The project was pushed as part of the financial aid package to address the cost-of-living crisis.

France has a health card called Carte Vitale, which allows those registered in the country’s health system to get reimbursements for medical costs. The payments are made automatically because the card is linked to the user’s bank account.

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Germany: World’s Largest Chemical Company to Cut Down on Ammonia Production, A Key Ingredient in Fertilizers

The world’s largest chemical company, Germany’s BAS, recently announced its plans to scale down on ammonia production. The price of ammonia — a key ingredient in many fertilizers used worldwide — is tied closely with that of natural gas.

“We are reducing production at facilities that require large volumes of natural gas, such as ammonia plants,” BASF CEO Martin Brudermueller said in a July 27 media call after the company’s second quarter financial report became available…

The production of ammonia usually accounts for about 4.5 percent of the natural gas used by German industries.

The CEO went on to say that farmers can expect high fertilizer costs to continue well into 2023.

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Germany: Tutanota Accuses Microsoft of Anti-Competitive Behavior for Blocking Its Users

Tutanota, an end-to-end encrypted email service based in Germany, is accusing Microsoft of violating antitrust laws by blocking Tutanota users from registering accounts on the tech giant’s cloud-based collaboration service Teams.

The problem is Microsoft treats Tutanota as a corporate email instead of an email service. So, when a Tutanota user attempts to register an account with Teams, they get a message that the registration has been blocked and that they should “contact your admin or try a different email.”

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Netherlands: Bank Executive Pushes Personal Carbon Wallets That Allocate “Emission Rights” To Citizens

A senior executive at the multinational banking and financial services company Rabobank has called for personalized carbon wallets that give individual citizens “emission rights” and allow wealthier citizens to buy emission rights from those who can’t afford to fly.

Barbara Baarsma, who is the CEO of Rabo Carbon Bank, a division of Rabobank that allows its customers to buy and sell CO2 credits, announced her proposal for personalized carbon wallets during an appearance on the Dutch radio station BNR Newsradio.

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Quadruple Vaxxed German Health Minister Tests Positive for COVID

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, who is quadruple vaxxed and a strong proponent of face masks, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The German Health Ministry said in a statement that Lauterbach is displaying mild symptoms and is currently working from self-isolation at home.

“Lauterbach, 59 and a Social Democrat member, has received four doses of the COVID vaccine,” reports Deutsche Welle.

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UK: Mayor Gets Death Threats ‘From Extinction Rebellion Supporters’ After Cotswolds Councillors Vote to Kill 100 Canada Geese Saying the Birds Terrorise Townsfolk and Drive Other Wildlife Away From Boating Lake

Council members who voted to cull their local geese population have received death threats from ‘extinction rebellion supporters’.

Members of Lydney Town Council, including mayor Tasha Saunders, received threatening phone calls around 2am today.

The disgusting threats came after reports over the last week have said the Cotswolds town voted 10-3 to cull ‘frightening’ Canada geese at Lydney Boating Lake which has upset some nature lovers.

According to a council member, a supporter of eco-activist group Extinction Rebellion told them, ‘I am going to kill you instead’.

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Israel’s COVID Vaccine Director Suffers Vaccine Injury, Gets Banned by Twitter for Speaking Out

Big Tech censorship, in collusion with Big Pharma, has reached absurd new heights. The man who led Israel’s efforts to develop a Covid-19 vaccine has been banned by Twitter for speaking out about his concerns with Covid-19 vaccines after he suffered a vaccine injury.

Professor Shmuel Shapira, M.D., MPH, served as the Director General of the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) between 2013 and 2021, where he led Israel’s effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine…

He has published more than 110 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is the editor of Essentials of Terror Medicine, Best Practice for Medical Management of Terror Incidents, and Medical Response to Terror Threats.

Kanekoa reports: Last week, Twitter censored Prof. Shapira—who was “physically injured” after his third Pfizer vaccine—and forced him to remove a post which said: “Monkey pox cases were rare for years. During the last years a single case was documented in Israel. It is well established the mRNA vaccines affect the natural immune system. A monkey pox outbreak following massive covid vaccination: *Is not a coincidence.”

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Meet the Hadids — Brainless Beauties Who Spread Malicious Jew-Hate

Brainless beauties, those Hadid girls, Gigi and Bella, sashaying down the catwalks of the Western world, and their doting, equally empty-headed, stage-door papa, a real-estate tycoon, appear to have no other subject in their empty heads — as their Instagram postings make clear — than the hideousness of the Israelis and the sheer wonderfulness of the Palestinians they persecute. A report on the wildly misinformed and malevolent Hadids is here.

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Operation “Breaking Dawn”: IDF Kills 15 Terrorists Including Islamic Jihad Senior Official

IDF announces attacks against targets in Gaza strip. Emergency situation declared on the home front.

The IDF Spokesperson has announced that the name of the operation against Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist targets is Operation “Breaking Dawn.”

IDF has assassinated a senior Islamic Jihad commander who was driving his car at the time of the attack.

The terrorist is commander of the Islamic Jihad military forces in Gaza Tayseer al-Jabari.

15 more terrorists have been killed, according to IDF.

The following special instructions on the Israeli home front within 80 km of the Gaza Strip have been posted on the National Emergency Portal. The directives are valid from Friday, August 5, 2022 at 16:45 until Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 20:00…

[here we go again…]

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Russia vs. Israel… Tensions Rising

Yair Lapid, assuming the role of interim Prime Minister of Israel until the general election due on November 1, 2022, has coincided with rising tension between Jerusalem and Moscow. Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, has deemed Lapid as pro-Ukraine and anti-Russian. While Lapid’s immediate predecessor, Naftali Bennett, was careful of not crossing the line of neutrality, Lapid, already as Foreign Minister, positioned himself as pro-Ukraine. Whether in response to western pressures for outright support for Kyiv, or to ingratiate himself to the Biden administration, Lapid has shown little diplomatic savviness in dealing with Russia…

Lapid, as foreign minister, condemned Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, a step Bennett never took. Russia, for its part, rebuked Lapid for denouncing the Russian war crimes in Ukraine, and Israel voted to expel Russia from the UN Human Rights Council.

Tension between Russia and Israel arose earlier this year when Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made an antisemitic statement, alleging the falsehood of “Hitler’s Jewish blood,” and blaming the Jews of being “the worst anti-Semites.”

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Hindu-Like Civilization and 8,000-Year-Old Temple Discovered at a Port Town in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia before Islamization: Neolithic age civilization discovered! 8,000-Year-Old Temple Discovered at Saudi Port Town.

Upendra Bharti | HENB | New Delhi | Aug 3, 2022:: Different types of architecture are spread in every corner of the world. Recently, such an empire has been found in Saudi Arabia. an 8000 years old civilization has been found there. According to various media reports, some Neolithic age temple ruins have been discovered by the Saudi Heritage Commission. The rock-cut temple found on the side of Mount Tuwaiq, also known as Al-Faw which have the similarities with Hindu and pre-Islamic temples clearly points out its rich heritage before the reign of Islam in the regions. Many insignia and inscriptions have also been found around the temple.

2,807 graves of different times found

Surveyors of the Saudi Heritage Commission have found many remains of 8,000-old Neolithic human settlements. Along with this, 2,807 graves of different times have been found at many different places, which are divided into 6 groups. Apart from this, a ruling deity of Al-Faw has been mentioned through an inscription as available at the excavation site.

Complex irrigation system exposed

The surveyors have found four towers in the four corners with many cultural properties here, confirming the existence of a city there. In addition, archaeological studies have found a complex irrigation system with canals, water bodies and hundreds of pits in the desert environment.

The pictures of the excavated site went viral in social media

The pictures of the 8000 year old temple went viral on social media. The most important of these are the stone shrines and parts of the altars. It is known that the people of Al-Faw used to perform various rituals there. The rock temple found east of Al-Fa is located on one side of Tuwa Ik mountain. Also known as Khashem Kariyah. The Netizens are abuzz with pictures of old temples in Saudi Arabia. Many inscriptions and picture- images found in the sites resemble its ancient Hindu counterparts. It has many similarities with the ancient Hindu-Indic civilization also…

It is also known that the temple and altar were found during the survey in a desert in Saudi Arabia. At the same time, different types of inscriptions have been found there. Ruins of 8000 years old human civilization have been found there. Traces of that ancient civilization have been found in al-Faw, the once capital of the Kingdom of Kinda. The civilization was located on the edge of a desert called Alfaw (Al-Faw) Al-Rub’ AlKhali. It is located 100 km south of Wadi al-Dawasi.

Many of such per-Islamic civilizations existed in the Arab land which were less ruined in calamities, but mostly devastated by the Islamic attackers from the days of Muhammad in Mecca down to the hands of Talibans in Bamiyan.

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When Outnumbered Christian Defenders Destroyed a Muslim Horde

On July 27, 1192, Saladin, the great sultan-hero of Islam, surrounded and besieged the tiny Christian-held town of Jaffa. According to contemporary chronicles, the Muslims numbered as much as 20,000 and “covered the face of the earth like locusts.”

Messengers were instantly dispatched to King Richard I, who was then in Acre, preparing to sail back to England. Before the battered and bruised men had finished relaying their message, “With God as my guide,” Richard declared, “I will set out to do what I can,” and instantly disembarked on his fleet with slightly over 2,000 fighters.

Jaffa, meanwhile, was fighting for its life. According to Saladin’s court historian, Baha’ al-Din, who was present, after one of its walls collapsed, all the Muslims rushed into the city, “and there was not an enemy heart that did not tremble and shake.” Even so, the Christians “were more fierce and determined in the fight and more eager for and devoted to death.”

When the main gate was finally battered down and an adjoining wall collapsed from the bombardment, a “cloud of dust and smoke went up and darkened the sky.” Once it cleared, the Muslims saw that “spear-points had replaced the walls and lances had blocked the breach.”

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Anger From Ukraine’s Backers After Damning Amnesty Report Spotlights ‘Human Shields’

Amnesty International has in a surprise shift placed its human rights scrutiny on Ukraine in a fresh report released Thursday. It immediately sparked a firestorm of criticism as both Western pundits and Kiev officials themselves blasted the findings as “unfair”.

The Amnesty report said investigators had “found evidence of Ukrainian forces launching strikes from within populated residential areas, as well as basing themselves in civilian buildings in 19 towns and villages” in three war-torn regions of the country from April through July.

The report detailed that schools and hospitals, as well as people’s homes, were put in harm’s way, suggesting ‘human shields’ type tactics utilized by the Ukrainian military.

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Kremlin Now “Ready to Discuss” Griner Prisoner Swap Following Stiff Sentence: Lavrov

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed Friday while in Cambodia for a regional summit that Russia stands “ready to discuss” a prisoner swap for US WNBA star Brittney Griner, coming the day after she was given a harsh 9-year prison sentence for getting caught in a Russian airport six months ago with Cannabis vape cartridges.

He said his government is now “ready to discuss the topic, but within the framework of the channel that has been agreed by the presidents,” according to CNN. “There is a specified channel that has been agreed upon by [Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden], and no matter what anyone says publicly, this channel will remain in effect,” the top ambassador added while attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit.

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Mainstream Reporter Highlights What Western Media Hides About Zelensky and Ukraine War

“Something about all this doesn’t add up. There’s an agenda at work in the Ukraine that is much greater than staving off the Russian invaders. We are wise to take everything we’re told about this conflict with a huge grain of salt” he says.

In just five minutes Bernardi manages to expose Zelensky and his connection to the Nazi Azov Battalion, how he has banned free speech, his crimes, and his ‘fame whoring’

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North Korea Offers Russia 100,000 ‘Volunteers’ For War on Ukraine, Russian State TV Says

North Korea has offered Russia 100,000 “volunteers” to aid in the war against Ukraine, according to Russian state TV.

“There are reports that 100,000 North Korean volunteers are prepared to come and take part in the conflict,” talk show host Igor Korotchenko said on Russian Channel One, the New York Post reported.

The reports come as Russia’s military force is depleted after its unsuccessful attempt to take key parts of Ukraine, including the capital of Kyiv.

Some estimates put the number of Russian soldiers killed as high as 15,000 to 25,000. Accounting for over five months of the war, that puts Russia’s casualty count to about 100 soldiers a day.

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Volodymyr Zelensky Asks Xi Jinping for Talks, Invites China to Rebuild Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the South China Morning Post on Thursday that he would like to discuss his country’s war against Russia with the leader of Russia’s closest ally, Xi Jinping, “directly,” and invited China to help rebuild Ukraine once the war is over.

Zelensky’s discussion with the Morning Post, a Hong Kong newspaper, was the first with an Asian news outlet since Russia escalated its eight-year-old war against Ukraine into a full-scale invasion in February. Zelensky used the opportunity to request a personal discussion with Xi, a genocidal communist dictator who is largely bankrolling the invasion of Ukraine through large purchases of cheap Russian oil and gas.

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Brutal Rape and Murder of Hindu Woman in Dinajpur of Islamic Bangladesh

Nude dead body recovered with her unconscious minor girl child lying beside.

Atul Das | HENB | Dhaka | Aug 3, 2022:: Police recovered the naked body of a Hindu woman from a paddy field in Bherbheri Union of the Khansama upazila in the evening in the Dinajpur district of Bangladesh on Friday.

The deceased was identified as Opo Rani Roy, 23, wife of Milon alias Mission Chandra Roy.

Police sources said Opo Rani along with her daughter was returning to her husband’s house from her parents’ house in Tangua Kumarpara Village in the afternoon, but did not return to Milon’s home on time.

Later on, locals spotted her naked body in a paddy field in the evening and informed police. Her daughter was found unconscious beside the body.

Being informed, police recovered the body from the scene and sent it to Dinajpur M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital for an autopsy.

The deceased’s family members alleged that Opo Rani might have been killed after gang-rape. They demanded justice over the killing. Local people suspected that a gang of Muslim hooligans did the heinous act.

Tagging a video of the unbearable ordeal made by the daughter of late Opo Rani Roy; Radharamn Das of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) tweeted, “Let the cries of this helpless girl ring in your years. She is saying “Amra ki apraadh koray chiloom” What crime did we commit? These 2 small sisters have lost their mother. Raped & killed by radical’s. This fake world is cruel & biased. It’s survival issue Hindus. WAKE UP.”

In another tweet Radharamn Das expressed his concern, “This 10 year old girl crying is the daughter of Rani Roy. She was found unconscious along with the nude dead body of her mother who was r@ped & killed. The crying girl is asking “What crime did we commit?” Their only crime is they are Hindus in an Islamic country Bangladesh @UN”

Veteran journalist and India TV Director Rajat Sharma covered the news with importance and reported the ulterior persecution on the Hindu minorities in Islamic Bangladesh by the Islamist radicals. The reporting also highlighted the severe imbalance of population in the country, including rapid decrease of Hindus in Islamic Bangladesh.

In this reporting, Radharamn Das also condemned the silence of Amnesty and other human rights forum seeing all these brutal attacks, rape, murder and eviction of Hindus in Bangladesh on regular basis.

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China: Biden’s White House is Lying, Joe Never Brought Up Genocide and Forced Labor With Xi

It’s a sad state of affairs when the Chinese Communist Party is more trustworthy than the U.S. president.

Faux-president Old Joe Biden spoke with China’s President Xi Jinping for over two hours on Thursday, but what they talked about is a matter of some dispute. The White House, understandably given Joe’s marginal grasp on the English language and rational discourse these days, released no transcript, instead giving us a terse one-paragraph “readout” on the call. Then Karine Jean-Pierre told the assembled Leftist media sycophants and Peter Doocy that Tough Old Joe called out Xi for genocide and forced labor in China, and China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) was annoyed: Joe, the Chinese said, did no such thing. Now, who are you gonna trust? The Chinese Communist Party, or Lyin’ Joe Biden? …

The record of Joe Biden’s lies goes all the way back to 1965, when the future corrupt kleptocrat was a callow law student. On Dec. 1, 1965, the faculty of the Syracuse College of Law published a report about Young Joe, stating that Biden “used five pages from a published law review article without quotation or attribution” and recommended that he fail a legal methods course because of his plagiarism.

Biden stumbled through law school, finishing 76th in a class of 85. Since then, he has shown repeatedly that the primary lesson he learned in Syracuse was how to be a serial liar. For years, he claimed the accident that took the life of his first wife Neilia was caused by a drunk driver. The real story was that Neilia drove into the path of the oncoming truck. The driver’s daughter repeatedly asked Biden to apologize for lying about her father, who was driven into a deep depression by Biden’s public lies. The cheerful grifter never, of course, did so.

In September 1987, Biden delivered a speech that mixed class warfare rhetoric with his own experiences and those of his family. “Why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go to a university? Why is it that my wife… is the first in her family to ever go to college? …”

It’s gripping, right? At least until you realize that those weren’t really Biden’s family’s experiences at all. He had lifted all this from a speech by British Labour leader Neil Kinnock.

That lie torpedoed Biden’s 1988 presidential campaign. But that was a long time ago; when Biden claimed in February 2020 that he had been arrested in South Africa while trying to visit Nelson Mandela in prison, the establishment media yawned, and his presidential campaign, such as it was, went lumbering on.

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China Halts Ties With US on Range of Critical Issues Including Climate Crisis

China has halted ties with the US on a range of critical issues, from talks on the climate crisis to dialogue between their militaries, following the visit to Taiwan by the US House speaker, Nancy Pelosi.

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Foot and Mouth Disease Found in 450,000 Cattle

The hits keep coming for the once-free nation of Australia. In the neighboring country of Indonesia, more than 450,000 cases of foot and mouth disease have been detected in livestock. Now, Australia’s farmers and ranchers are on high alert. Authorities have suggested they may respond to the disease with even more intensity than Covid. If even a single case of FMD is found in Australia, they say, it could lead to a lockdown of both animals and humans…

For Australia’s left-wing government, a pandemic for ranchers is another chance to blame every problem on climate change. It’s a chance to put a bunch of farmers out of business and further their plan to eradicate meat entirely. And speaking of eradicating meat, in the state of Victoria, where Melbourne is, the left-wing government is pursuing legislation that would ban hunters from sharing the meat obtained through hunting, an obvious prelude to just banning hunting itself.

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Anger, Protests and Clashes Follow Gang Rape Arrests in South Africa

Protesters in South Africa beat suspected illegal miners with sticks and set fire to their camps after the arrest of more than 80 men in connection with the gang rapes of eight women last week.

Residents of Krugersdorp’s Kagiso township — on the western edges of Johannesburg — also barricaded roads with rocks and burning tyres during a protest against the presence of the miners.

They said they were frustrated with high levels of crime that they blame on the illegal miners as well as the alleged failure of police to deal with it.

Some suspected illegal miners were stripped of their clothes and whipped by residents, who also chased others out of their camps and beat and kicked them before handing them over to police.

Police responded by firing rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the protesters, who also clashed with police officers.

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91 Per Cent of French Support Deporting Imams Who Give ‘Anti-Republican’ Sermons

A total of 91 per cent of French people are behind deporting radical Islamist imams who give sermons and speeches that are contrary to the republican values of France.

The data comes from a poll released this week by the CSA institute, which sounds that 91 per cent of respondents agreed that foreign imams who preach sermons and give speeches contrary to the values of the French republic should be expelled from the country.

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Almost £500m of Taxpayers’ Money Has Been Spent on Preventing Migrants From Crossing the English Channel in the Past Seven Years, Research Reveals, Including Huge Sums Handed to the French

Nearly half a billion pounds of taxpayers’ money has been spent trying to prevent migrants crossing the Channel in the past seven years, according to research.

The total includes huge sums handed to the French government in a bid to prevent would-be asylum seekers from leaving their shores.

Figures show £473million has been spent on a range of security measures as well as the up-front cost of Priti Patel’s Rwanda asylum deal.

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Farage Calls for ‘Brexit 2.0’ to Deal With Migrant Crisis as Another 400 Illegals Land

To deal will the growing migrant crisis in the English Channel, the United Kingdom needs to embark on nothing less than a Brexit 2.0 project to free itself from the remaining globalist bounds tying the hands of the government and preventing the realisation of the promise to “take back control” of the borders, Brexit leader Nigel Farage declared.

As over a thousand more illegals were brought ashore on British beaches this week, Nigel ‘Mr Brexit’ Farage has called for the government to finally remove itself from the European Court of Human Rights and other asylum diktats from institutions such as the United Nations.

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Pentagon Denies DC Mayor Bowser’s Plea for National Guard Aid in Migrant Crisis

The Department of Defense on Friday denied Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s request for help from the National Guard amid a “humanitarian crisis,” as thousands of migrants arrive in the nation’s capital on buses from the southern border.

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Salvini: Just 15 Per Cent of Illegals Gained Refugee Status in 2021

Populist Italian Matteo Salvini, leader of the League, has claimed that just 15 per cent of the illegal immigrants who came to Italy in 2021 were granted refugee status and more than half were denied asylum.

Salvini, who has made illegal migration one of his top priorities ahead of next month’s national election, stated that in 2021, 56 per cent of the 52,987 asylum requests made last year were rejected by Italian authorities.

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Texas Governor Buses Illegal Immigrants to NYC After City’s Mayor Declines to Visit Border

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott invited New York City Mayor Eric Adams to visit the southern border and see first-hand the costs Texans are bearing as a result of “President Biden’s border crisis.” On Friday, he’d announced the first bus of illegal immigrants had arrived in New York City from Texas.

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UK: Radical Common Sense: Elder Stateswoman Says Migrants Should be Detained While Asylum Claims Processed, Not Left at Large

Conservative elder stateswoman Ann Widdecombe has suggested a radical common sense approach to deterring illegal immigration to Britain — namely detaining asylum seekers while their claims are verified rather than letting them wander where they will.

“It isn’t a question about whether we’re welcoming or not, our problem is that we’re just not taking any realistic action to deter them from coming in the numbers that they’re coming in,” said Ann Widdecombe, a John Major-era government minister who defected to the Brexit Party and being elected a Member of the European Parliament in the last EU elections Britain participated in.

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Alarmists: ‘Climate Change is Literally Making the Earth Spin Faster’

Climate change alarmists are now blaming global warming for making the earth “spin faster” in their latest effort to convince people to lessen their output of carbon dioxide.

In an article in Mic Thursday titled “Climate Change Is Literally Making the Earth Spin Faster,” writer A.J. Dellinger cites a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Earth, which “found that our planet is spinning faster than ever, resulting in our days being shorter than ever.”

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Breaking: James Lindsay Permanently Banned From Twitter

Author, mathematician and cultural critic James Lindsay has been suspended from Twitter, for what appears to be a violation of Twitter’s rules against hateful conduct.

A screenshot shows that the account @ConceptualJames was suspended for what Twitter says was promoting “violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”

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Disney Won’t Say Gay in Middle East: Censors LGBTQ Content in Gulf Countries While Fighting Florida Law

The Walt Disney Co. won’t say gay in the Middle East.

After picking a political fight with Florida over the state’s Parental Rights in Education Law, and declaring itself an LGBTQ ally to boot, Disney is reportedly censoring gay and transgender content on the version of the Disney+ streaming service that it launched in the region in June.

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Going to Mosque vs. Going to Church

As an ex-Muslim Christian, I have experience spending time with Muslims and Christians in many different circumstances, which include, but were not limited to, their respective places of worship, i.e. the mosque and the church. I will now compare how attending the mosque as a Muslim is different from attending the church as a Christian, which was superior, and why.

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Holocaust Survivor: “Masks Are a Symbol for Slavery”

Holocaust survivor Vera Sharev recently appeared on CHD.TV and during the interview, she declared that people wearing a mask, which has no redeeming value for preventing anything, are wearing a symbol of slavery.

“It means — I am not a free agent…I also see the mask as equivalent to the yellow star that I had to wear,” she said.

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Pennsylvania Moms React to Education Dept Suggesting Kids May Use ‘Ne, Ve, Ze/Zie and Xe’ Pronouns

Pennsylvanians blasted their state’s department of education’s new gender identity page which suggested teachers should not make assumptions about students’ pronouns, and listed “ne, ve, ze/zie and xe” as some examples.

Fox News Digital spoke with people from Pennsylvania, including mothers, about the education department’s webpage.

“In addition to the traditional pronouns (he/him, she/her, they), some people prefer to use gender-neutral pronouns, such as ne, ve, ze/zie and xe. If you don’t know a student’s preferred personal pronoun, it’s always best to ask,” the Pennsylvania DOE said.

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Pennsylvania Pride Event Features ‘Instructor’ Teaching Child to Pole Dance

Video has surfaced of a young child twirling on a stripper pole, assisted by a man wearing only a pair of red skimpy shorts, at July 30th’s Pride Festival of Central Pennsylvania.

In a video obtained by Libs of TikTok, the child, wearing a rainbow tutu, is cheered on by a purported guardian who filmed the encounter, and who posted the video to TikTok with the text, “Central PA Pride had a pole set up with an amazing instructor to assist. My kiddo is a natural!”

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Priorities: U.S. Military Base is Hosting a Drag Show

Meanwhile, our enemies are focused on winning wars.

It seems as if every day lately there is another reason to break out the champagne in Moscow and Beijing, and Saturday was no exception: it was the day of Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE)’s first “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summer Festival,” featuring (what else), a drag show. What does all this woke nonsense have to do with winning wars? Oh, never mind that; that’s the old, white supremacist military! The new diverse military has other priorities altogether.

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San Diego Schools Training Teachers to Indoctrinate Students Into Radical Gender Theory, Leaked Documents Shows

The San Diego school district is training teachers in radical gender theory by instructing them to “dismantle heteronormativity” and eliminate the “gender binary” in classrooms.

Newly leaked documents by the journalist Christopher Rufo shows that K-12 teachers in the Californian school district are being provided with radical gender theory instruction, which includes specialized course materials to students to indoctrinate them on the subject, as well as affiliated organizations advocating for radical gender theory.

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The Three I’s of a Police State Education: Indoctrination, Intimidation & Intolerance

From the moment a child enters one of the nation’s 98,000 public schools to the moment he or she graduates, they will be exposed to a steady diet of… standardized testing that emphasizes rote answers over critical thinking, politically correct mindsets that teach young people to censor themselves and those around them,

and extensive biometric and surveillance systems that, coupled with the rest, acclimate young people to a world in which they have no freedom of thought, speech or movement.

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UN Declares War on ‘Dangerous’ Conspiracy Theories: ‘World is Not Secretly Run by Elites’

UNESCO says it is seriously concerned about the increase in “disinformation” and “conspiracy theories”. And they plan to put an end to it through a network of informants.

“Conspiracy theories can be dangerous,” the UN agency warned. “Often they ignore scientific evidence and polarize society with dire consequences. This has to stop.”

Unesco’s director-general warned that “conspiracy theories” could cause damage to people as well as to their health. “They reinforce misconceptions about the pandemic, reinforcing stereotypes that can fuel violence and violent, extremist ideologies,” said Audrey Azoulay.

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US Military Hosts Drag Show, Encouraged Children to Attend With Bouncy Castles and Face Painting

A ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summer Festival’ hosted by the U.S. Military featured “hyper-sexualized” performances by drag queens along with bouncy castles and face painting in a bid to encourage children to attend.

Yes, really.

The event took place at the US military’s Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) this past weekend and was promoted by organizers as a “kid-friendly” get together.

The festival included a number of guest speakers and performances, including a drag show by Joshua Kelley aka “Harpy Daniels — The Navy Drag Queen,” reported American Military News.

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

  1. Russian gas will go through Azerbaijan and Turkey to Europe. Having passed this way, it will cease to be aggressive and toxic. Italy, Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania will pay for Russian gas through Turkish intermediaries. Ankara is going to become a gas hub by 2025.

    Prolonged applause.

  2. FMD in Australia would give the left perfect opportunity to stop meat consumption. Just like shutting down power stations gives them perfect opportunity to enforce green energy policies.

  3. Zelensky approved a petition to demolish the monument to Catherine II, the founder of the city, in Odessa.

    https://www.politnavigator.net/dno-dna-zelenskijj-odobril-peticiyu-o-snose-pamyatnika-ekaterine-ii-v-odesse.html

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbXNjVxO_fg

    Let the Thunder of Victory Rumble!- a hymn in honor of Catherine II.

    Triumph’s thunder louder, higher!
    Russian pride is running high!
    Russia’s glory sparkles brighter!
    We have humbled Muslim might.

    Refrain:
    Hail to you for this, oh Catherine!
    Gentle mother to us all!

    Danube’s swiftly flowing waters
    Are at last in our firm hands;
    Caucasus respects our prowess,
    Russia rules Crimean lands.

    Turkish-Tatar hordes no longer
    May disturb our calm domain.
    Proud Selim won’t be the stronger
    evermore, as Crescent wanes.

  4. Almost £500m of Taxpayers’ Money Has Been Spent on Preventing Migrants From Crossing the English Channel in the Past Seven Years, Research Reveals, Including Huge Sums Handed to the French- well my goodness that’s a laugh-seemingly not one penny of that £500m has appears to have been used to divert Migrants from landing on British shores. It quite incomprehensible that the invasion from peoples from well ouside our shores, and whose existance is completely incompatible with indigenous British. Enoch Powell was so right in what he said and predicted all that time ago.

  5. Regarding the article on Alex Jones being sued by the gun control advocates: Neil Heslin, of the lawsuit, is not just a parent of a murder victim, he is also an advocate for strict gun laws and prohibitions who believes among other things, that owning a normal capacity firearm magazine should result in fifteen years in jail. He describes those who do not want to be so jailed, or sacrifice their freedom to gun control as ‘stubborn’ and ‘ignorant’ (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/neil-heslin-father-of-newtown-victim-something-has-to-change/).
    In the context of the crime that killed his child, this man Heslin is a victim; but in the broader context of how that crime has been exploited to try and violate the rights of the innocent, he is a villain.
    In the context of the legal case, he is far worse than the supposed villain, Alex Jones – as his lawyer argued for such a massive financial penalty not as justice or recompense for harm, but to censor Mr. Jones, saying the idea was to bankrupt him so he couldn’t speak out on issues of the day (https://www.foxnews.com/us/alex-jones-ordered-pay-45-2m-sandy-hook-victim). This is a deliberate misuse of the courts to censor.
    It is not the purpose of a civil lawsuit to censor critics of government policy or the exploitation of crimes to violate constitutional rights – no matter how uncouth the critics. If the critic does in fact slander someone, as was alleged about Jones, the purpose of the resulting lawsuit is to address any harm, not censor him in future. This is abuse of the legal system. It is the action of a bad guy – not a ‘victim’.
    Yet this gun control advocate is being paid over $40 million dollars and rewarded for it.
    And while Jones’ words may have embarrassed or caused problems for the parents, the parents’ words, and the agenda of which they are a part, have caused problems for millions of Americans facing new intrusive laws and injustice.

    Sorry but gun control advocates, no matter their personal misfortune, are not victims, they are villains, as are people who abuse the courts to silence others. In this case they just happen to be the same person.

  6. In response to Zelensky’s offer to China to help it rebuild: China said yes, if they sign over all assets of the country as collateral.
    Zelenski is calculating his 15% of the total, and hasn’t gotten back to China.

  7. Look. Similar events from Greece and Russia. The love jihad has reached our places.

    17-year-old Nicoletta was tragically killed on Monday, allegedly by her 30-year-old boyfriend identified as Sani. The teenage girl insisted on a relationship with her adult Pakistani partner despite opposition from her father.
    https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/08/04/love-jihad-in-greece-from-pakistan/
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    The ombudsman in Novosibirsk said that the killer of a 17-year-old girl in the Russian Federation had a residence permit, despite a criminal record
    https://earlybulletins.com/lifestyle/65104.html

    Novosibirsk deputy urged not to finance the Tajik diaspora
    https://russia.postsen.com/news/103431/Novosibirsk-deputy-urged-not-to-finance-the-Tajik-diaspora—infopro54.html

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