Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/10/2022

The Russian defense ministry acknowledged that Russian forces had to carry out a strategic withdrawal near the city of Kharkiv, pulling back from the front line after a Ukrainian offensive cut the only rail link to the region that could supply Russian troops. The withdrawal allowed Ukrainian forces to advance about thirty miles into territory that Russia had previously occupied.

In other news, after a meeting of the Accession Council, Charles III was formally proclaimed king of the United Kingdom.

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Financial Crisis
» Army Advises Struggling Military Families to Apply for Food Stamps
» Canada Sheds Jobs for Third Month, Unemployment Rate Jumps to 5.4%
» Electricity Bills an ‘Atomic Bomb’ For Hungarian Restaurants
» Hungary Has Lowest Household Gas Prices in Europe
» Hungary Orders State Institutions to Reduce Gas Consumption by 25%
» Poland’s Central Bank Raises Interest Rate to 6.75% to Combat Inflation
» Tell That to Biden! CEO of Luxury Furniture Retailer RH Says Anyone Who Thinks US Isn’t in Recession is ‘Crazy’ As Household Net Worth Plunges by Record $6.1 Trillion in a Quarter
» Two Main Pillars of Ukrainian Economy in Dire Straits
 
USA
» DOJ, Trump Lawyers Submit Choices for Mar-a-Lago Raid Special Master, Spar Over Scope
» Exclusive: Seattle Firefighters Sue City for Denying Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Mandate
» Explosive Device Thrown Toward Female Students at a Kentucky University
» Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by Trump Against Hillary Clinton Over 2016 Campaign
» GOP Moves to Pull Back on Pandemic-Era Mail-in Voting Ahead of Midterms
» John Kerry Jets to England, Complains About Climate Change
» Juror in Whitmer Kidnapping Trial Wanted Defendants to ‘Hang’, Was ‘Far-Left’, Defense Says
» Lawyer Says Dozens of Trump Supporters Served With Warrants, Subpoenas Seeking 2020 Election Communications
» Memphis Police Sound Alarm Over Two Black Suspects Boasting of Plan to Kill White People
» Residents With Disabilities Sue Portland Over Homeless Tents Blocking Sidewalks
» Twitter Whistleblower Scored $7m Settlement Days Before Dropping Bombshell Allegations
» Video: Joe Biden Calls Half of All Americans a ‘Violent Threat to Democracy’ Again
» Video: Biden Copies Pre-Written ‘Cheat Card’ Into Condolence Book for Queen Elizabeth II
» Yikes: A Third of Democrat Voters Want to Impeach Biden
 
Canada
» 1 Person Stabbed, Others Threatened by Armed Man During Downtown Rush Hour: Winnipeg Police
» Canada’s Conservatives Pick Populist in Bid to Oust Trudeau’s Liberals
» Detroit International Marathon Runners Required to Use ArriveCAN App for 20-Minute Canadian Portion
» King Charles Officially Proclaimed as Canada’s New Monarch
» Many Americans Still Aren’t Coming to Canada. Is the ArriveCAN App to Blame?
 
Europe and the EU
» Hungary and Poland Called ‘Second-Class European States’ on Italian Television, Meloni Demands Apology
» Hungarian President on a Mission to Mend Fences With Romania
» Italy’s Right Set for Crushing Win in Last Polls Before Vote
» Poland Says No to EU Energy Cost Measures
» Poland: Kaczynski: ‘USA and Britain Are Our Closest Allies But the West is Culturally Alien to Us’
» Polish and Czech Leaders Hail Strong Alliance and Show Solidarity With Ukraine
» Record Numbers Have Quit Finland Army Reserves Since Russia Invasion
» Sweden’s PM Accused of ‘Stealing’ Viktor Orban’s Energy Plan
» UK: Photos: Charles Formally Proclaimed King After Accession Council in Ancient Ceremony
» Video: German Police Kill Man Who Yelled ‘Allah Akbar’ During Knife Attack
 
Russia
» Belarus Holds Military Exercises Near Polish and Ukrainian Borders
» Germany Shouldn’t Lead Ukraine’s Reconstruction Efforts, Says Former Top US Diplomat to Poland
» Russia Abandons Northeast Ukraine Bastion After Kyiv Severs Supply Line
» Ukraine’s Top General Doesn’t Rule Out “Limited” Nuclear War
» Ukraine Sees ‘Significant’ Victory in Kharkiv, UK Intel Claims Russian Army ‘Taken by Surprise’
 
South Asia
» India: Mandsaur: Muslim Girl Willfully Embraces Hinduism, Marries Lover
 
Australia — Pacific
» Pauline Hanson Issues a Brutal Message to Greens Senator Telling Her to ‘P*** Off Back to Pakistan’ After She Attacked the Queen and Ranted About Colonialism and ‘Racist Empires’ Just Hours After Her Majesty’s Death
» Shocking Moment an Activist Captures a Sudanese Minister Threatening Her With Violence During a Trip to Australia: ‘We Would Beat You Until You Begged US to Stop’
» Why the AFL’s Women’s Competition Will Not Observe a Minute’s Silence to Mark the Queen’s Passing This Weekend — as a Female Nrl Player Deletes a Highly Offensive Tweet About the Monarch’s Death
 
Latin America
» Mexico Invites Relatives of Assange, Guevara to Independence Day
 
Immigration
» Ben and Jerry’s Slammed for Woke Activism After Posting ‘To-Do List’ For New UK Home Secretary Including ‘Scrap the Rwanda Plan’
» Despite Migrant Wave, Germany and Czechia Reluctant to Close Their Borders
» Illinois Mayor Blasts Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s ‘Hypocrisy’ After Migrants Shipped to ‘Republican Suburb’
» Sorry, We’re Full: Majority of German Regions Have No More Room for Asylum Seekers
» UN Refugee Agency Head Claims Strong Border Controls Are ‘Racist’
 
Culture Wars
» Carnegie Mellon CRT Professor Brazenly Declares Queen’s Reign ‘Violent’, After Sparking Fury by Wishing Monarch Painful Death — as Fellow Professor Says She Wants to Dance on Late Ruler’s Grave
» Connecticut Department of Public Health Removes Words ‘Mother’ And ‘Father’ From Childbirth Paperwork
» LGBT Pride Event in Idaho Drops Children’s Drag Show on 9/11 Anniversary After Sponsors Pull Funding
 
General
» E-Cars as Ticking Incendiary Bombs on Container Ships
 

Army Advises Struggling Military Families to Apply for Food Stamps

The US Army’s official website released an advisory for military families struggling with finances due to inflation, and one of the pieces of advice given has turned some heads. Tucked in between sections advising service members to apply for no-interest loans and get financial counseling, was a suggestion to apply for food stamps.

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Canada Sheds Jobs for Third Month, Unemployment Rate Jumps to 5.4%

(Bloomberg) — Canadian employment levels unexpectedly fell for a third straight month in August and the jobless rate jumped, a potential signal interest-rate hikes have started to cool the tight labor market.

The economy shed 39,700 jobs last month, Statistics Canada reported on Friday in Ottawa, a surprise negative reading compared to the 15,000 gain anticipated by economists in a Bloomberg survey.

The jobless rate rose to 5.4% from record lows of 4.9% in June and July due to the biggest increase in the number of unemployed since strict Covid measures were imposed in January.

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Electricity Bills an ‘Atomic Bomb’ For Hungarian Restaurants

Many Hungarian restaurants will be unable to cover the tenfold or higher increase in electricity prices and will have to close, said Laszló Kovacs, head of the Hungarian Restaurateurs’ Guild (MVI), during an appearance on commercial television channel RTL on Thursday.

Speaking on RTL’s morning talk show, Kovacs said that he is “not aware of any economic model that can offset such a price explosion.” He compared the energy price explosion to an “economic atomic bomb,” as its destructive effect applies to everyone and produces unpredictable consequences.

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Hungary Has Lowest Household Gas Prices in Europe

As much of the rest of Europe sees natural gas prices soar, Hungary is experiencing the lowest household gas prices of any country, according to an analysis from the Financial Times.

The articles details how Europe is experiencing a gas crisis that is affecting the entire continent, but some countries have been hit harder than other. For example, the United Kingdom is experiencing gas prices that are 30 percent higher than its European neighbors.

Hungary has been an outlier in terms of household gas prices, with the country at the bottom of a ranking that includes Italy, Greece, Germany, Spain, France, and Estonia, among other countries.

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Hungary Orders State Institutions to Reduce Gas Consumption by 25%

The Hungarian government on Thursday ordered all ministries to reduce gas consumption by 25 percent and limited heating in public institutions to 18-degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit).

“Gas consumption must be reduced. The government will start saving itself, therefore the Hungarian government, with the exception of hospitals and social institutions, imposed a 25 percent gas reduction for state bodies and state-owned economic companies,” announced government spokesman Gergely Gulyas on Thursday.

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Poland’s Central Bank Raises Interest Rate to 6.75% to Combat Inflation

Poland’s Monetary Policy Council on Wednesday approved a rise of 0.25 percent on the basic interest rate.

The decision had been expected and means that the central bank’s interest rate now stands at 6.75 percent. It is the eleventh rise in a row since October of last year, and the decision sparked off an upturn in share prices on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

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Tell That to Biden! CEO of Luxury Furniture Retailer RH Says Anyone Who Thinks US Isn’t in Recession is ‘Crazy’ As Household Net Worth Plunges by Record $6.1 Trillion in a Quarter

‘I don’t know, people keep saying, are we going to be in a recession? We’re in a recession,’ said Gary Friedman, the chief executive of RH, in an investor call on Thursday.

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Two Main Pillars of Ukrainian Economy in Dire Straits

While the international press has been reporting daily on combat and military development in Ukraine down to every detail, the effect of the war on the Ukrainian economy is hardly discussed, even though the situation has grown dire.

At the end of August, Ukraine actually filed for state bankruptcy, as it was unable to fully repay its debts. Some of its creditors gave a reprieve so Ukraine could essentially reschedule the repayment of its debt.

This was necessary because Ukraine is far from being able to generate its own maintenance costs due to the war. According to the Ukrainian government, the country would need international support of $9 billion per month to cover the budget deficit.

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DOJ, Trump Lawyers Submit Choices for Mar-a-Lago Raid Special Master, Spar Over Scope

The United States government and the legal team of former President Trump have both submitted their preferred candidates to serve as an independent special master to review the records seized by the FBI during its unprecedented raid of Mar-a-Lago last month but the two sides disagree on the scope of duties that person would have.

The Justice Department submitted the names of two retired judges on Friday. The first judge, Barbara Jones, served on the federal bench in Manhattan and served as special master in high profile cases involving Rudy Giuliani and Michael Cohen. The second, Thomas Griffith, is a former federal appeals court jurist in the District of Columbia.

The Trump team proposed one retired judge, Raymond Dearie — also the former top federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York — and a prominent Florida lawyer, Paul Huck, Jr.

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Exclusive: Seattle Firefighters Sue City for Denying Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Mandate

A lawsuit on behalf of a group of Seattle firefighters facing imminent termination due to their refusal to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate has been filed seeking injunctive relief and a temporary restraining order against the city and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins to prevent any more members of the department from being fired because of the policy.

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Explosive Device Thrown Toward Female Students at a Kentucky University

Kentucky are thankful to be uninjured after a man throws an explosive in their direction.

Witnesses at Murray State University reported seeing a man approach a group of students just after 9:30 a.m. Saturday near a housing complex on the corner of the campus, and throw a Molotov Cocktail-style explosive in their direction, according to Kentucky State Police.

Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, learned who the subject is, and located 19-year-old Jack Epperson, of Murray. They found he had burned his hands before he launched the device.

Epperson went to the hospital for treatment and then to jail. He is charged with 2 counts of attempted assault.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by Trump Against Hillary Clinton Over 2016 Campaign

On Thursday, a federal judge in Florida dismissed a lawsuit brought forth by former President Donald Trump against 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, alleging that she and her co-defendants had violated a number of laws during their 2016 presidential campaign.

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GOP Moves to Pull Back on Pandemic-Era Mail-in Voting Ahead of Midterms

The Republican Party has pushed to reign mail-in voting back in, after the practice surged during the 2020 presidential election due to exceptions made for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Citing security concerns, 18 states have re-passed limits on mail-in voting following the aftermath of the election, when the results became highly contested with many, including former President Donald Trump, becoming suspicious of potential voter fraud. Different restrictions on mail-in ballots include requiring extra identification requirements and shortening the window in which the votes can be cast, reported Reuters.

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John Kerry Jets to England, Complains About Climate Change

President Joe Biden’s climate czar, John Kerry, flew to England on Friday to pay respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II, but turned heads when he chose to use the opportunity to speak on climate change.

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Juror in Whitmer Kidnapping Trial Wanted Defendants to ‘Hang’, Was ‘Far-Left’, Defense Says

A juror who helped convict two men last month of plotting to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was allegedly “far-left leaning” and had said they would seek to “hang” the defendants, the defendants’ legal team alleged a witness said in a court filing this week.

A retrial jury found Adam Fox guilty Aug. 23 of conspiracy to kidnap and possession of a weapon of mass destruction, while Barry Croft Jr. was convicted of the same crimes in addition to unregistered destructive device possession. Fox and Croft’s lawyers asked Tuesday for a hearing on whether the juror committed misconduct, and a new trial because of the juror’s purported misconduct and an alleged appearance of judicial bias affecting the retrial proceedings.

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Lawyer Says Dozens of Trump Supporters Served With Warrants, Subpoenas Seeking 2020 Election Communications

A top Republican lawyer said the FBI served multiple supporters of former President Donald Trump with warrants or subpoenas during a Friday-evening Fox News appearance.

“The truth is that a few days ago, a political reporter called several people and said, ‘Hey, have you heard or been served yet? The FBI will be serving 50 approximately search warrants or subpoenas on Trump supporters,’ and then, you know, within 24 hours of that, two of our clients, three of our clients actually did either get search warrants or subpoenas, and the subpoenas are extremely broad,” Harmeet Dhillon of the Dhillon Law Group told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

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Memphis Police Sound Alarm Over Two Black Suspects Boasting of Plan to Kill White People

Just two days after a mass shooting that was live streamed on Facebook, Memphis Police are sounding the alarm over a video which shows two black suspects in a vehicle threatening to kill white people.

Earlier this week, 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly killed four people and injured three others during a rampage which was spread across eight different crime scenes.

While the attack was random and not race-motivated (some of the victims were black), a new video shows two thugs traveling in a vehicle making terroristic threats against white people.

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Residents With Disabilities Sue Portland Over Homeless Tents Blocking Sidewalks

A group of Portlanders with disabilities is suing the city for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, claiming the city has not done enough to keep sidewalks clear of homeless encampments which have been allowed to proliferate across the city. The ADA bars discrimination based on disability and requires sidewalks to be accessible to everyone.

According to the class action lawsuit, viewed by Oregon Public Broadcasting and filed Tuesday in federal court, the city has taken only limited action to keep sidewalks clear of encampments and debris for people with wheelchairs and walkers and instead focused on other projects. The suit alleges that for over three years, the city has made complying with the ADA and Section 504 a lower priority than other projects.

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Twitter Whistleblower Scored $7m Settlement Days Before Dropping Bombshell Allegations

Twitter agreed to pay their former head of security, Peiter Zatko, $7 million in June in exchange for signing an NDA to stop him from speaking publicly about “extreme, egregious deficiencies” over a wide swath of issues — including privacy, platform integrity and content moderation.

Days later he dropped his bombshell allegations in the form of a Congressional whistleblower complaint — which is one of the few venues that trumps an NDA, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Video: Joe Biden Calls Half of All Americans a ‘Violent Threat to Democracy’ Again

Joe Biden, the man who still claims he wants to heal the stark political divide in the U.S., labelled half the country an ‘extreme violent threat’ Thursday, for the umpteenth time in the past fortnight.

Speaking at a reception for the DNC at the Marriott Gaylord National Resort in Maryland, in front of tens of people (again), Biden stated “We’re literally in a battle for America’s soul! I know I’ve been saying it for a year and a half but I mean it! Extreme MAGA Republicans just don’t threaten our personal and economic rights, they embrace political violence… They threaten our very democracy.”

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Video: Biden Copies Pre-Written ‘Cheat Card’ Into Condolence Book for Queen Elizabeth II

Sometime after the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced, Joe Biden visited the British Embassy in Washington DC to sign a condolence book. However, cameras captured him copying a message that had been prewritten on a cue card for him, presumably by his handlers.

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Yikes: A Third of Democrat Voters Want to Impeach Biden

A new Rasmussen poll has found that for the first time a majority of voters want to see Joe Biden impeached. Perhaps the most startling aspect of the survey is that almost a third of Democrats either strongly or somewhat support the notion.

Less than half of Democrats surveyed strongly oppose the idea, with a total of 32 percent expressing support for impeachment.

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1 Person Stabbed, Others Threatened by Armed Man During Downtown Rush Hour: Winnipeg Police

24-year-old also accused of throwing object at a Transit bus around 5 p.m. Friday: police

A 24-year-old man is in custody after Winnipeg police say he stabbed one man and chased several other people with a weapon during rush hour downtown on Friday.

Officers responded to a report of a man threatening to stab people near Memorial Boulevard and St. Mary Avenue around 5 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service said in a Saturday news release.

Shortly after, general patrol officers found a 41-year-old man with an upper-body stab wound at Broadway and Balmoral Street.

Officers put a chest seal on the man, who was taken to hospital in unstable condition and later upgraded to stable, the release said.

Police say before stabbing the man and running away, the 24-year-old had also threatened and chased several people in the area with a sharp-edged weapon, and had thrown an unknown object at a Winnipeg Transit bus, causing about $500 in damage.

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Canada’s Conservatives Pick Populist in Bid to Oust Trudeau’s Liberals

OTTAWA (Reuters) — Canada’s Conservatives on Saturday picked Pierre Poilievre, a veteran parliamentarian who has promoted bitcoin as way to fight inflation, to spearhead the party’s bid to oust the Liberals and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Poilievre, 43, won leadership in the first round of a ranked ballot vote in which more than 400,000 members cast votes. Poilievre becomes the sixth Conservatives leader since 2015, a period in which they have lost three elections to Trudeau.

Poilievre defeated his main competitor Jean Charest, a former Quebec premier, and three others in a campaign that blasted Trudeau and the central bank governor for failing to rein in spiking inflation.

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Detroit International Marathon Runners Required to Use ArriveCAN App for 20-Minute Canadian Portion

On October 16, runners are set to take part in the 45th annual Detroit Free Press Marathon and International Half-Marathon. The races are unique in that they require participants to cross an international border, with a small portion of the route traversing over into Windsor, Ontario.

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King Charles Officially Proclaimed as Canada’s New Monarch

The House of Commons could return earlier than scheduled to pay tributes to Queen Elizabeth after King Charles III was formally proclaimed as Canada’s new monarch Saturday.

Canada’s federal political parties have been talking about bringing the House back this Thursday. The House had been scheduled to return on Sept. 19 — the date set for the Queen’s funeral — so that calendar is also expected to be amended.

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet Saturday to sign an order-in-council and a proclamation of accession that officially announced the Queen’s death and proclaimed King Charles III as Canada’s new monarch.

Charles automatically became King of Canada upon the death of Queen Elizabeth. But the accession proclamation is issued by the Governor General on the advice of the federal Privy Council Office, according to the book Canada’s Deep Crown, co-authored by David E. Smith, Christopher McCreery and Jonathan Shanks.

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Many Americans Still Aren’t Coming to Canada. Is the ArriveCAN App to Blame?

Post-pandemic, tourists have returned to Niagara Falls.

But something’s missing — a lot of Americans, even though the popular Ontario tourist destination sits right next to the U.S. border.

“It’s devastating,” said Anna Pierce, vice president of Niagara Helicopters, which offers rides over the falls.

Pierce says bookings are down 35 per cent this summer compared to the summer of 2019, largely due to the lack of American tourists.

“No matter what [marketing] you do in the U.S., you’re not convincing these people to come,” she said.

Now that Canada has lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions, travel is making a comeback. But the number of road trips Americans made to the country over the past two months was still down by 45 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, according to Statistics Canada.

[Comment: I also blame Canada’s libtard government.]

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Hungary and Poland Called ‘Second-Class European States’ on Italian Television, Meloni Demands Apology

Giorgia Meloni, the president of the right-wing Brothers of Italy (FdI), demanded an apology from the secretary general of the left-wing Democratic Party (PD), Enrico Letta, on Italian television on Tuesday evening after Letta called Poland and Hungary second-class European states.

Meloni called Enrico Letta’s statements “very serious.” On Sunday, the PD secretary general said at the economic forum in Cernobbio, northern Italy, that with the left, Italy will remain in the first class in Europe alongside France and Germany, while the possible election victory of the right will lead the country to Serie B (the name of Italian football’s second division), alongside the likes of Poland and Hungary.

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Hungarian President on a Mission to Mend Fences With Romania

Hungary’s first female president, Katalin Novak, took upon herself a task none of the country’s male politicians were able to successfully tackle in over a decade: restoring bilateral relations with neighboring Romania, which is also a fellow EU member and NATO ally.

The president’s role in Hungarian politics is largely ceremonial, unlike in Romania, where the president is in charge of foreign policy. Hence, Novak met President Klaus Iohannis in Bucharest, aiming to untangle the mess in bilateral relations, which has been hindered by the two countries’ different approach to the issue of the 1.5 million-strong ethnic Hungarian minority in Romania.

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Italy’s Right Set for Crushing Win in Last Polls Before Vote

Italy’s right-wing coalition, led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy, is poised for a landslide win on Sept. 25, according to the last available polls before a blackout period.

The bloc has an advantage of almost 20 percentage points on the center-left coalition led by Enrico Letta’s Democratic Party, according to Bloomberg’s latest polling average. Such an advantage, thanks to Italy’s complex electoral system, might grant it a two-thirds majority of seats in both houses of parliament, enough to change Italy’s constitution on its own.

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Poland Says No to EU Energy Cost Measures

The European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday outlined targets for EU states to reduce electricity consumption during peak hours. She argued that such plans could help in curbing astronomical rises in energy prices.

Poland’s climate minister, Anna Moskwa, told viewers on TV Polsat that Poland would be totally against any forced reduction in the consumption of electricity during peak hours of the day. She said that von der Leyen had every right to appeal to countries to save energy but had no authority to force any country to do so. Each country has a right to pursue its own energy saving policy, argued Moskwa.

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Poland: Kaczynski: ‘USA and Britain Are Our Closest Allies But the West is Culturally Alien to Us’

The leader of Poland’s ruling PiS party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has recalled his first visit to Western Europe in 1989 and revealed how that convinced him the West was rather alien to Poland.

Speaking at the Karpacz Economic Forum, Kaczynski recalled how Poland came to join the EU. He acknowledged that the primary aim was to access European markets and funds, saying that there just seemed to be no other way for Poland to develop.

However, even then, it was widely acknowledged that there was a culture gap between Poland and Western Europe. Kaczynski himself recalled noticing it in Vienna in 1989 during his visit. “When I saw things that I have no wish to describe here, it dawned on me that I was in a different cultural zone.”

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Polish and Czech Leaders Hail Strong Alliance and Show Solidarity With Ukraine

The Czech and Polish prime ministers, Petr Fiala and Mateusz Morawiecki, used the Karpacz Economic Forum to signal that the two countries have overcome past differences of opinion and are both working closely to help Ukraine.

In his remarks at the Karpacz Forum, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said that it was the war in Ukraine that had woken many countries up to their failed policy towards Russia. That was the cue for the voice of Central Europe to get a hearing, but he felt that both Poland and Czechia must continue to press Ukraine’s case within the European Union.

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Record Numbers Have Quit Finland Army Reserves Since Russia Invasion

A record number of people in Finland’s army reserve have switched to civilian service this year following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Officials claim the trend does not pose difficulties for the country’s national defence.

The number of requests to be transferred from the army reserve to civilian service has surged this year, from just 460 applications in 2021 to over 3,300 so far this year. The trend started at the beginning of the year but surged in March following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February.

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Sweden’s PM Accused of ‘Stealing’ Viktor Orban’s Energy Plan

Swedish Social Democrat Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson’s fresh plan to decouple electricity prices from those of natural gas is strikingly similar to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s proposal, writes Swedish daily Nyheter Idag.

“She stole a proposal from the man they otherwise single out as the closest thing to Satan himself — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban,” the paper writes.

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UK: Photos: Charles Formally Proclaimed King After Accession Council in Ancient Ceremony

King Charles III has been formally proclaimed as monarch following a meeting of the ancient Accession Council in St James’s Palace.

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Video: German Police Kill Man Who Yelled ‘Allah Akbar’ During Knife Attack

Authorities in Germany have shot and killed a knife-wielding attacker who stabbed two pedestrians while shouting “Allahu Akbar” near to the train station in the German city of Ansbach on Thursday evening.

Investigators have not yet confirmed a terrorist or Islamist motive, as seen in other recent attacks across the country, but police are still actively investigating this possibility.

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Belarus Holds Military Exercises Near Polish and Ukrainian Borders

Belarus is conducting military exercises near the Polish and Ukrainian borders with the support of Russia, with the Belarusians confirming that the exercises, which began this week, will last until Sept. 14.

According to reports, the military exercises will focus on practicing the liberation of territories seized by enemy forces and regaining control of border regions.

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Germany Shouldn’t Lead Ukraine’s Reconstruction Efforts, Says Former Top US Diplomat to Poland

The former U.S. ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, has said that Germany has lost the moral right to lead the reconstruction of Ukraine.

In an interview with Poland’s Rzeczpospolita newspaper, she cited the German insistence on pursuing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project and the way it contributed to making Europe dependent on Russian energy as contributing factors to Russian President Vladimir Putin invading Ukraine.

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Russia Abandons Northeast Ukraine Bastion After Kyiv Severs Supply Line

Moscow abandoned its main bastion on the front line in northeastern Ukraine on Saturday after it became encircled in a stunning Ukrainian advance that appeared to turn into a rout. The state run Tass news agency quoted Russia’s defence ministry as saying it had ordered troops to leave the area around the city of Izium in Kharkiv province, to reinforce military operations elsewhere in neighbouring Donetsk. The announcement came hours after rapidly advancing Ukrainian troops captured the city of Kupiansk, the sole railway hub supplying Russia’s entire frontline across northeastern Ukraine, cutting thousands of Russian troops off from supplies.

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Ukraine’s Top General Doesn’t Rule Out “Limited” Nuclear War

Ukraine’s top military chief has warned that Russia could unleash nukes if its army is against the ropes in Ukraine. The comments were issued Wednesday amid an ongoing Ukrainian counteroffensive in the south and east which both Kiev and Washington say has so far had “success”.

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Gen. Valery Zaluzhny stated “There is a direct threat of the use, under certain circumstances, of tactical nuclear weapons by the Russian armed forces.” He wrote this in an op-ed published by state run outlet Ukrinform, with the alarming words being picked up by The Washington Post and others.

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Ukraine Sees ‘Significant’ Victory in Kharkiv, UK Intel Claims Russian Army ‘Taken by Surprise’

Ukraine is reportedly on the precipice of a major victory, with its counter-offensive around the eastern city of Kharkiv (Kharkov) unexpectedly putting the Russian army on the back foot.

According to British intelligence, Russian forces appear to have been “taken by surprise” by the Ukrainians, who have reportedly advanced “up to 50 kilometres (31 miles) into previously Russian-held territory on a narrow front.”

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India: Mandsaur: Muslim Girl Willfully Embraces Hinduism, Marries Lover

Falling in love with a Hindu boy, Muslim girl converts herself to Sanatan Dharma to marry him.

FPNS | Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh) | Sept 10, 2022:: A Muslim girl from the neighbouring Rajasthan embraced Hinduism before marrying a Hindu boy at Goddess Gayatri temple here in Mandsaur on Friday.

The couple, which hails from Jodhpur city of Rajasthan happily solemnised their wedding in presence of Chetanya Singh (Ex Muslim, known before as Jafar Sheikh), who recently embraced the Sanatan Hindu Dharma in Mandsaur and other priests at the temple.

According to information, Ikra Bee (now Ishika), 19, a resident of Jodhpur city met Rahul Verma, 21, a native of Mandsaur town about three years back. At that time, both were minors and decided to disclose the matter before their respective families after they reached a marriageable age.

Meanwhile, fearing the ongoing situation prevailing in the country, the couple decided to run away from their place, so that they could live happily together. Rahul somehow gathered the courage and shared his feelings with his parents, who agreed to accept Ikra as their daughter-in-law.

Later, Ikra also showed readiness to accept the Sanatan Hindu Dharma to get married to Rahul. Therefore, the family got them married according to Hindu rituals in the Gayatri temple of Mandsaur by doing an agreement marriage in Udaipur.

Here in Mandsaur, Ikra not only accepted the Sanatan Hindu Dharma but the new identity as Ishika after taking bath and worshipping Panchtatva.

Ishika says that she has adopted Sanatan Hindu Dharma of her own free will. Her life is in danger in Jodhpur as her family and other community members are not happy with her decision and threaten her with dire consequences. She added that she had studied till ninth class, while Rahul is still studying…

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Pauline Hanson Issues a Brutal Message to Greens Senator Telling Her to ‘P*** Off Back to Pakistan’ After She Attacked the Queen and Ranted About Colonialism and ‘Racist Empires’ Just Hours After Her Majesty’s Death

The One Nation leader responded to Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi by telling her to ‘pack her bags’ and ‘p*** off back to Pakistan’ after Ms Faruqi called the Queen ‘a leader of a racist empire’.

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Shocking Moment an Activist Captures a Sudanese Minister Threatening Her With Violence During a Trip to Australia: ‘We Would Beat You Until You Begged US to Stop’

Australian-Sudanese activist Nazik Osman was told by Sudan’s Minerals Minister: ‘We would beat you until you begged us to stop’ after she slammed the military regime as ‘corrupt’ during a protest.

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Why the AFL’s Women’s Competition Will Not Observe a Minute’s Silence to Mark the Queen’s Passing This Weekend — as a Female Nrl Player Deletes a Highly Offensive Tweet About the Monarch’s Death

The remainder of round three of the AFLW will go ahead without a minute’s silence for the Queen after the AFL walked back its commitment due to the women’s competition’s Indigenous round.

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Mexico Invites Relatives of Assange, Guevara to Independence Day

MEXICO CITY, Sept 7 (Reuters) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he had invited relatives of Julian Assange and Che Guevara to attend the country’s independence day celebrations next week.

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Ben and Jerry’s Slammed for Woke Activism After Posting ‘To-Do List’ For New UK Home Secretary Including ‘Scrap the Rwanda Plan’

Ben & Jerry’s U.K. has been told by anti-woke campaigners to “stick to selling ice cream” after calling on the U.K.’s new Home Secretary Suella Braverman to scrap government plans to deport illegal immigrants to processing centers in Rwanda.

Shortly after being appointed to her new role at the Home Office on Tuesday evening, Ben & Jerry’s posted a “congratulatory” tweet with a mock up Home Office to-do list for the following day.

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Despite Migrant Wave, Germany and Czechia Reluctant to Close Their Borders

Czech Minister of the Interior Vit Rakusan does not yet want to close the Czech borders, despite an increasing number of illegal migrants flooding into the country.

Two weeks ago, as part of an exercise on the Slovak-Czech border, the police captured almost 300 refugees. The country has also warned of a tremendous increase in illegal border-crossings over the last three months. Meanwhile, the German government is not yet planning permanent security either, despite the head of the police union calling for it.

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Illinois Mayor Blasts Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s ‘Hypocrisy’ After Migrants Shipped to ‘Republican Suburb’

The Republican mayor of a suburban Chicago town is calling out Windy City Mayor Lori Lightfoot after over 60 migrants were shipped to his town and dropped off at a local hotel.

After being bussed from Texas, 147 migrants arrived in Chicago on Wednesday, according to FOX 32. Sixty-four of those migrants were then taken to a Hampton Inn hotel in Burr Ridge, which is outside of Chicago, where they will be for at least the next 27 days.

Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso, a Republican, told Fox News that the migrants are being used as “political pawns” by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker.

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Sorry, We’re Full: Majority of German Regions Have No More Room for Asylum Seekers

Of the 16 German regional states, just four still have room to accommodate incoming asylum seekers, as the country struggles to deal with new influxes of migrants coming by the Balkan route.

The 12 German states which have reached their capacity to accommodate asylum seekers have become full due to the large numbers of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the conflict with Russia on top of asylum seekers from other countries. They have been forced to suspend their distribution system, according to a spokeswoman from the Interior Ministry.

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UN Refugee Agency Head Claims Strong Border Controls Are ‘Racist’

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has claimed that governments enacting strong border controls to prevent illegal immigrants from entering their countries are doing so due to racism.

Grandi spoke at an event in Italy, stating that he was shocked at the difference in European countries’ attitudes toward those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine and migrants coming to Europe from different parts of the world.

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Carnegie Mellon CRT Professor Brazenly Declares Queen’s Reign ‘Violent’, After Sparking Fury by Wishing Monarch Painful Death — as Fellow Professor Says She Wants to Dance on Late Ruler’s Grave

Uju Anya, speaking to NBC News on Thursday, called the Queen’s reign ‘violent’ and called herself a ‘child of colonization.’

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Connecticut Department of Public Health Removes Words ‘Mother’ And ‘Father’ From Childbirth Paperwork

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has removed the words “mother” and “father” from documents for expecting parents, according to guidance updated in January 2022.

Paperwork regarding obtaining a birth certificate for a newborn opts for the terms “birth parent” and “non-birth parent” to refer to a mother and father, respectively.

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LGBT Pride Event in Idaho Drops Children’s Drag Show on 9/11 Anniversary After Sponsors Pull Funding

After multiple sponsors dropped financial support for an LGBT Pride festival in Boise, Idaho — which would have featured children performing in drag on the anniversary of 9/11 — the organizers have now said that the child drag show has been cancelled.

The Pride festival still features a 9/11 remembrance ceremony, which was originally supposed to be followed by a child drag queen dance event. The Drag Story Hour is still planned to go ahead. According to the schedule published on the website, attendees will be given 15 minutes to remember the thousands of lives lost on 9/11 after terrorists committed attacks on the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon. Immediately afterwards, drag story time will begin, which usually features a man dressed in women’s clothing reading to children. Shortly after, the children drag queen event, known as Drag Kids, was originally scheduled to begin.

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E-Cars as Ticking Incendiary Bombs on Container Ships

One of the lesser-known risks of e-cars is the high risk of fire due to the vehicles’ lithium-ion batteries. This does not always only affect individual vehicles on the road, but above all endangers transport safety on container ships, where numerous vehicles are stored in a very small space.

Opinions are still divided as to whether, on balance, the risk of fire with e-vehicles is actually higher than with conventionally powered cars, because surprisingly there are no exhaustive studies on this yet. However, experts agree that extinguishing the fire is in any case much more complicated than with combustion engines — and the fire’s intensity is greater — even though there is no fuel on board.

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2 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/10/2022

  1. about P Gilbert — NB, he was 27 years ahead of his time…

    https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2021/06/08/pierre-gilbert-conspiracy-rwanda-vaccines/

    from Greek:

    This article was published 1 year ago.
    Claim:
    Dr Pierre Gilbert, speaking to a French-Masonic audience in 1995, predicted the grim state of the COVID-19 pandemic, compulsory vaccinations and the control of humanity through liquid crystals put into vaccines. The same technology had already been tested in Rwanda.

    Conclusion:
    In a 1996 speech, Pierre Gilbert, known for peddling conspiracy theories, had made a series of scientifically and historically unsubstantiated claims. Vaccines in general – and specifically for COVID-19 – do not contain liquid crystals. Indeed, liquid crystals are a state of matter, not specific substances, and cannot be exploited for “electromagnetic testing”. Vaccines for COVID-19 are not mandatory for the general population, nor are they intended to introduce a “control chip” into the body. Finally, the Rwandan genocide in 1994, which had strong racial, social, political and economic characteristics, has nothing to do with vaccine-induced human screening.

    A video circulating on social media filmed in the 1990s is presented as a “prophetic prediction” of the current situation due to the pandemic COVID-19 disease. In this video, Mr Pierre Gilbert is shown warning the public about manufactured epidemics. However, the claims presented in the video in question are completely unsubstantiated.

    Examples. blogspot.com, anatropitora.blogspot.com, odysseiatv.blogspot.com, panagia-ierosolymitissa.blogspot.com, thesecretrealtruth.blogspot.com, sinomosiologos.blogspot.com, kyklwpas.blogspot.com, ksipnistere.com

    Examples of relevant publications:

    The video in question is the following:

    The subject under consideration is
    This video excerpt came from a recent post on the gloria.tv website which was subsequently translated into Greek. The full video from which the extract in question is taken was previously reported to have been shot in 1996, not 1995 as stated in the relevant publications. There is no confirmation whatsoever that the speech in question was made ‘in front of Freemasons’.

    In his speech, Pierre Gilbert had stated, in summary, the following:

    Mankind will create artificial infections in the future so that, after their creation, people will be forced to undergo compulsory vaccination.
    Liquid crystals will be added to the vaccines, which will remain in human brain cells. The crystals will become “microsensors” for electromagnetic fields that will control human behavior.
    Rwanda is an example of creating a “zombie population”.
    The UN has set up concentration camps in the United States for those who do not agree with the “New World Order”.
    There are 17 floors under the White House in Washington DC. On the 17th floor, there is reportedly a secret “connection” that the government carefully hides from public view – there is the center of global governance.
    It is unacceptable for children to be taught the theory of evolution.
    Thanks to “electromagnetic storms” the world order is working on the biological destruction of the human race and there is a deadline of 2000 to complete their project.
    It should be noted that Mr Pierre Gilbert states in his CV that he has studied chiropractic, naturopathy and acupuncture, i.e. non-documented scientific methods, and calls himself a Christian eschatologist and a ‘UFO investigator’. He frequently reproduces conspiracy theories, even about the current COVID-19 pandemic. He is not an expert scientist on the issues he addresses, and is a known proponent of unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.
    The scientific evidence available so far suggests that, while the exact manner and timing of how and when the SARS-CoV-2 virus became able to infect humans has not been fully clarified, SARS-CoV-2 is most likely to have a natural origin. So far, it has not been established that the virus has resulted from deliberate human laboratory intervention, nor that it is a biological weapon. [source 1][source 2][source 3][source 4][source 5][source 6][source 7][source 8][source 9][source 10][source 11]

    Similarly, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that other recent epidemics or pandemics of infectious diseases have been deliberately “engineered” by humans to serve the aforementioned, vague, global governance goals.

    Furthermore, there is no basis for the claim that vaccines, or specifically the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, are being used to ‘chip away’ at the world population. Related debunking articles we have published on these claims can be found here, here, here and here.

    Note that “liquid crystals”, which Mr. Gilbert refers to as a means of remotely “electromagnetically controlling the minds” of people via vaccines, is a widely used term to describe substances that are in an intermediate state between a crystalline solid and a conventional liquid. The resulting combination of liquid and solid properties makes possible useful applications in device displays such as wristwatches, calculators, smart phones, laptops and flat-screen TVs.

    As explained by Hélène Galiègue, assistant professor at the National School of Civil Aviation in France and an expert in electronics and telecommunications, in response to a question from AFP on 13 April 2021:

    Liquid crystals are not receptors of electromagnetic fields. They are crystalline structures that change orientation in the substrate depending on temperature or pressure, which leads to a modification of the “colour” or reflection.

    In addition, Michel Mitov, research director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and senior researcher of liquid crystals at the Centre for the Development of Materials and Structural Studies (Cemes) told AFP the following:

    A liquid crystal is a state of matter, it is not a substance that you would add to a biological material, but matter itself is organised in liquid crystals. Therefore, a liquid crystal is not in itself a harmful substance.

    Mitov added to his statements by saying that liquid crystals also exist in nature, “they are everywhere in living matter,” he said, adding that “there is no life without liquid crystals, thanks to them, matter is organized between order and disorder and allows it to carry out basic processes of life.”

    In general, SARS-CoV-2 vaccines do not contain “liquid crystals” as immunosuppressants. The use of liquid crystals in vaccines has only been studied in some preclinical stage studies not in human clinical trials. [source 1][source 2][source 3][source 4]

    Finally, at the time of writing this article, vaccination for COVID-19 is not mandatory for the general population and any legislative interventions that have been announced, for example in Greece, or enacted, as in Italy, are for specific professional groups, such as health workers. [source 1][source 2]
    As for the rest of Mr. Gilbert’s claims, the genocide in Rwanda took place in 1994, not because of the creation of a population of “zombies” or “chippies”, but because of civil war, political crisis and open ethno-racial issues. The assassination of the country’s president, Juvenal Habiarimana, by the Hutu tribe on 6 April 1994 was the trigger for the genocide in Rwanda, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi tribe.

    This was followed by a massive massacre of the Tutsi by members of the nationalist Hutu ruling majority, militias, militias and ordinary civilians. It is estimated that between 500,000 and 1,000,000 people, the majority of whom were members of the Tutsi tribe, were killed over a 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994. The United Nations has established a special “International Criminal Tribunal for Pwanda” (ICTR) to try individuals responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law. The genocide had a background of serious racial strife and hatreds from previous decades, with social, political and economic implications, and it has been documented that the massacres were instigated by the authorities, also exploiting the media. There is no evidence that the genocide was carried out by ‘vaccinators’ who were ‘indoctrinated’ through ‘implanted crystals’. [source 1][source 2][source 3][source 4][source 5][source 6]

    Several cross-news groups have been busy refuting Mr. Gilbert’s claims, as excerpts from his twenty-five-year-old speech have been disseminated in many countries around the world. [examples in Serbian, Ukrainian, Russian, Croatian, and English]

    Conclusion
    In a speech at an uncalibrated time in 1995 or 1996, Pierre Gilbert, known for peddling conspiracy theories, had made a number of scientifically and historically unsubstantiated claims.

    Vaccines, in general – and specifically for COVID-19, do not contain liquid crystals. Indeed, liquid crystals are a state of matter, not specific substances, and cannot be exploited for “electromagnetic testing”. Vaccines for COVID-19 are not universally mandatory for the general population, nor are they intended to introduce a “control chip” into the body. Finally, the Rwandan genocide in 1994, which had strong racial, social, political and economic characteristics, has nothing to do with vaccine-induced human screening.

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