Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/11/2022

A speeding Las Vegas woman who was high on cocaine collided with a car driven by a woman who was drunk and high on meth, and the latter was killed in the accident. The survivor is being charged with DUI.

In other news, 90% of the British public support Prime Minister Liz Truss’ plan to freeze families’ energy bills during the current cost-of-living crisis.

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Financial Crisis
» Analysts: Inflation Still Far From Peak in Hungary
» Polish Economy Slowing Down Warn Experts
» UK: Boost for Liz Truss as New Poll Shows Nine in 10 Voters Back Her Plan to Freeze Energy Bills to Help Families Through Cost of Living Crisis
 
USA
» 17-Year-Old High School Football Player Dies in His Sleep
» Armed Teen Shoots, Kills Two Men Attempting Home Invasion in Texas
» Atlantic Crucible of Hurricanes Having Quietest Year in Quarter Century
» BYU Has ‘Not Found Any Evidence’ That a Fan Yelled the N-Word at Duke Volleyball Player
» California Bails Out Berkeley Journalism Program, Promises More Journalists From ‘Historically Excluded Backgrounds’
» Carnegie Mellon University Condemns Prof Uju Anya’s Tweets Wishing Queen Elizabeth II ‘Excruciating’ Death
» Credit Card Companies Will Now Categorize Gun Store Sales Separately
» Exclusive: Chris Wray Put FBI on High Alert After Scouring Gateway Pundit and Flagging 1 Comment Out of 35,000 Daily Comments Following Mar-a-Lago Raid
» Fans at UFC 279 Loudly Boo a Tribute to the Queen at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas After a Picture of the Late Monarch Was Put on the Main Screen
» New York College Introduces Critical Race Studies Major for Fall Semester
» NYT’s Leonhardt: I’m ‘Skeptical’ About How Money to Address Learning Loss is Being Used, This Will be a ‘Lifelong’ Issue
» Philadelphia Police Release Footage of Suspect in Fatal SEPTA Shooting
» Police Fatally Shoot Walled Lake Man Who Allegedly Killed Wife, Shot Daughter
» Poll: Americans’ Trust in Public Education Reaches 2nd All-Time Low
» Project Veritas: NYC Middle School Teacher Encourages Students to Engage in Political Violence, Throw Bricks at People With Opposing Views (Video)
» San Antonio Police Investigate Shooting That Left One Dead
» Speeding Woman on Cocaine Kills Drunk Driver High on Crystal Meth in Las Vegas, Police Say
» Two Firearms Allegedly Stolen From Democratic Representative’s California House
» Two Women Followers of Atlanta Cult Charged With Murder, Kidnapping, After They Lured a Young Couple From Their Vehicle and Shot the Man Dead
 
Canada
» 86% of Jobs Created During Pandemic Were in the Public Sector
» Calgary Police Investigate Vandalism of Jesus Christ Statue
» Canada Tumbles in Economic Freedom Rankings
» Canadian Reporter Breaks Down in Tears on Live TV as She Announces Colleague’s Sudden Death
» Church in the Vine Launches an Appeal of Convictions and $80k Fine
» Peckford Defends Danielle Smith’s Sovereignty Law
» Pierre Poilievre Gives First Speech as New Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
» Six Million Canadians Don’t Have Access to a Family Doctor: Angus Reid Survey
» Tech Executives Urge Senate to Slow “Disastrous” Bill C-11
 
Europe and the EU
» “Nothing to Do With Man” — Astrophysicist Says Climate-Cultists “Are on a Gravy Train” To Make Money
» Ecoterrorists: Climate Change Activists Disrupt Dairy Supply Across UK by Disabling All Milk Trucks at Processing Plants (Video)
» Germany: Bikers Descent on Berlin to Protest Energy Policies
» Mother of Girl Shot Dead in Gang War Crossfire Confronts Swedish PM
» Spain: Court Imprisons Man for Cyberbullying a Minor Into Suicide
» UK: ‘A Christian Monarch’: Queen Guided by ‘Personal Accountability Before God’
» UK: Animal Rebellion Vegan Activists Gloat That They Have Emptied North London Supermarket Shelves of Milk by Blocking Dairy Distribution Sites
» UK: Exclusive: Extinction Rebellion Cancels Their Protest Today After MailOnline Revealed the Group Was Insisting it Would Stage Demonstration Today Despite Queen’s Death…
 
Russia
» Slava Raytheon: Zelensky to Headline Conference of US Defense Companies
» Ukrainian Counter-Offensive: Zelensky Claims 3,000 Square km Recaptured From Russia
 
South Asia
» ‘These Attacks Have Racist, Religious Motives’: The Persecution of Christians, July 2022
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australians Will Get a Day Off Work to Mourn the Queen: Anthony Albanese Announces Official Public Holiday Following Her Majesty’s Death at 96 — Here’s the Full Plan for How the Country Will Honour Elizabeth II
» Greens MPs Own Millions in Shares and Properties Despite Policies Targeting Wealthy Investors and Hitting Out at ‘Tax-Dodging’ Firms and ‘Australians With Five Houses’
» Novak Djokovic Set for 2023 Australian Open Return
» Why it Could be a Long Time Before Australia Becomes a Republic Even After the Queen’s Death and Republican PM Anthony Albanese Running the Country
 
Latin America
» 1 Dead, 39 Injured in Fireworks Blast at Mexican Celebration
 
Immigration
» 9/11 Hijackers Overstayed Visas, Remained in U.S. Thanks to Loophole Now Used by 685k Illegal Aliens
» Around 6.19 Mln Refugees Have Entered Poland Since War in Ukraine Started
» Eight Out of Ten Swedish ‘Refugees’ Have Vacationed in Their Home Country
» Hungary: Orban Warns of ‘Population Exchange or Flooding’
» Illinois Officials Send 90 Migrants to Another Suburban Chicago Town With Little Notice
» New UK Home Office Boss Mulls More Measures to Fight Channel Migrant Crisis
» Update: Beheaded Mom Identified and Guess What? The Killer is an Illegal Immigrant With an Expired Visa
 
Culture Wars
» Arizona’s Top Education Official Faces Lawsuit Following Breitbart News Investigation
» Thousands Protest Planned Pride Gathering in Serbia
 

Analysts: Inflation Still Far From Peak in Hungary

Consumer prices rose 15.6% in August, breaking another 24-year record in Hungary. Food prices were the most affected by the increase. Most economic experts are not optimistic about the future, and it is difficult to predict the impact.

As an article in Vilaggazdasag points out, their analyst consensus forecast a higher rise with 16 percent for August. According to Gabor Regos, senior analyst at the Macronome Institute, the lower figure indicates that the impact of the tax hikes has already partly been reflected in the July data.

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

Polish Economy Slowing Down Warn Experts

Poland’s economy is slowing down, with a GDP drop to 2.7 percent expected in Q3 2022, after a drop from 8.5 to 5.3 percent in Q2, a state-owned think tank reported on Wednesday.

According to the Polish Economic Institute (PIE), by the end of Q4 inflation will be at 14.5 percent but should rise to 15.6 percent in February 2023 due to rising energy prices.

In July inflation increased by 15.6 percent year on year.

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

UK: Boost for Liz Truss as New Poll Shows Nine in 10 Voters Back Her Plan to Freeze Energy Bills to Help Families Through Cost of Living Crisis

Voters overwhelmingly back Liz Truss’s plan to freeze energy prices for families and businesses, a poll for the Daily Mail has found.

Nine in ten adults said they backed a cap for consumers, while 79 per cent said they supported a similar policy for hard-pressed businesses.

The survey also found two-thirds of voters back the new Prime Minister’s plan to scrap the 1.25 percentage point national insurance hike.

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

17-Year-Old High School Football Player Dies in His Sleep

A senior football player at Rahway High School died in his sleep on Thursday morning, according to a statement posted to the team’s Twitter account.

“It is with great sadness, and a heavy heart, that we are sharing the unfortunate passing of Rahway Senior football player, Ali Muhamad,” the Rahway Football team wrote.

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Armed Teen Shoots, Kills Two Men Attempting Home Invasion in Texas

Two Texas men were fatally shot by a teenager armed with a shotgun during an attempted home invasion, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The deadly incident occurred on Friday night just after 10:30 pm on 1st Street in the Channelview area, east of Houston, reported KHOU11.

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Atlantic Crucible of Hurricanes Having Quietest Year in Quarter Century

Despite climate change predictions, the Atlantic crucible of hurricanes is having its quietest year of the last quarter century.

The national oceanic and atmospheric administration (NOAA) predicted that above-average Atlantic temperatures would contribute to a hectic hurricane season in 2022.

The NOAA said the increased activity anticipated this hurricane season is because of several climate factors. This includes the “ongoing La Niña that is likely to persist throughout the hurricane season, warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, weaker tropical Atlantic trade winds and an enhanced west African monsoon.”

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

BYU Has ‘Not Found Any Evidence’ That a Fan Yelled the N-Word at Duke Volleyball Player

Brigham Young University has found no evidence that a fan they banned for life, ever yelled the N-word at a Duke volleyball player. As a result, the school apologized to the fan.

The man was banned from the university after 19-year-old Duke volleyball player Rachel Richardson pointed him out and told school officials that he repeatedly yelled the n-word at her and threatened her safety during the BYU-Duke women’s volleyball game on August 26.

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

California Bails Out Berkeley Journalism Program, Promises More Journalists From ‘Historically Excluded Backgrounds’

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has allocated $25 million to UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism “to support and strengthen local reporting in underserved and historically underrepresented areas across the state,” according to a Wednesday announcement from the university.

Dean of the journalism school at Berkeley, Geeta Anand, stated the reasons for the move and how the school will use the money.

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Carnegie Mellon University Condemns Prof Uju Anya’s Tweets Wishing Queen Elizabeth II ‘Excruciating’ Death

Carnegie Mellon University condemned professor Uju Anya’s tweets wishing Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II an “excruciating” death hours before she died on Thursday.

Carnegie Mellon professor Uju Anya wrote, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating” on Thursday following the news that Queen Elizabeth II was on her deathbed.

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Credit Card Companies Will Now Categorize Gun Store Sales Separately

Credit card giants Visa, Mastercard, and American Express will start categorizing sales of guns from gun shops using a new merchant code from the International Organization for Standardization. Previously, individual sales from gun stores were categorized as “general merchandise.”

Gun control advocates are delighted. They claim the categorization of gun store sales will help prevent mass shootings, make it easier to track gun purchases, and cure cancer.

Well, maybe not that last one. But they’re very satisfied with the results of their pressure campaign.

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

Exclusive: Chris Wray Put FBI on High Alert After Scouring Gateway Pundit and Flagging 1 Comment Out of 35,000 Daily Comments Following Mar-a-Lago Raid

Following the unprecedented raid on Mar-a-Lago, the FBI feared retribution from the American public for their ongoing partisan attacks on President Trump.

Americans were outraged to see their premier law enforcement agency once again used as the paramilitary force of the Democrat Party.

The FBI was put on high alert following the raid due to the protests planned at its offices, Bloomberg’s Jason Leopold reported.

“NEW via my FOIA: Federal law enforcement officers scoured social media to identify threats to FBI buildings and agents and issued internal warnings about possibly armed protests in the days after the FBI searched former President Trump’s Florida estate,” Leopold tweeted.

The FBI was scouring the comments at The Gateway Pundit, other conservative websites, and social media.

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

Fans at UFC 279 Loudly Boo a Tribute to the Queen at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas After a Picture of the Late Monarch Was Put on the Main Screen

The United Kingdom, and much of the world, has been in mourning following the death of the monarch on Thursday, but there was little love being shown for her in this corner of America.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

New York College Introduces Critical Race Studies Major for Fall Semester

A college in the New York City area has opened up a Critical Race and Ethnic Studies major for students for the fall semester.

St. John’s University, a professed Catholic school on Long Island, will offer a Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) discipline through its liberal-arts college. The major’s introduction will come out of the school’s new Institute for CRES, launched in October 2021, according to the Torch, St. John’s student newspaper.

On the school’s website, St. John’s says it is a Catholic and Vincentian institution, meaning it is devoted to the teachings and mission of St. Vincent de Paul.

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

NYT’s Leonhardt: I’m ‘Skeptical’ About How Money to Address Learning Loss is Being Used, This Will be a ‘Lifelong’ Issue

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York Times Senior Writer David Leonhardt stated that the issue of learning loss from school closures during the coronavirus pandemic “will be a lifelong problem” for the current generation of children that amounts to “a decades-long debt to anyone who’s under the age of 20” and that he’s “skeptical about how well” money allocated to address learning loss by coronavirus relief spending packages is actually being used.

After MSNBC Contributor Mike Barnicle asked whether the learning loss story is undercovered and how we address learning loss going forward, Leonhardt discussed the lack of coverage of the issue. He added that the issue of learning loss is “a national crisis. … The stimulus, the pandemic rescue bill included a lot of money for catchup. I’m a little bit skeptical about how well that money’s being used. But, we’ll find out at some point. I think it’s important to remember that this generation of kids, this will be a lifelong problem. And this country, essentially, has a decades-long debt to anyone who’s under the age of 20 today because we disrupted their schooling in a way that none of us experienced. And that really is going to have long-term consequences. And we essentially owe those kids.”

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

Philadelphia Police Release Footage of Suspect in Fatal SEPTA Shooting

Police in Philadelphia have released footage of the suspect wanted in a deadly SEPTA station shooting and are offering a reward of up to $20,000 for anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Two men got into a fight on the trolley platform at 1900 Market Street around 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, police said.

During the altercation, one male pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot the other several times, killing him. The offender fled up to the 1900 block of Market Street and was lost in the area. Several cameras throughout the subway system captured him.

Suspect Description: Black male, 20-30 years old, medium build, last seen wearing a blue Polo shirt, a dark zip-up sweatshirt with a light-colored pattern and light-colored hood lining, dark pants, dark “slides “and a dark backpack.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 215-686-3334/3335.

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Police Fatally Shoot Walled Lake Man Who Allegedly Killed Wife, Shot Daughter

Walled Lake — A Walled Lake man is dead after he shot and killed his wife and injured their daughter, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

Police received a “chilling” 911 call at 4:11 a.m. Sunday from a 25-year-old woman who said her father had shot her and killed her mother, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. She could not give her exact address but said she was in Glenwood Court.

Walled Lake police and sheriff’s deputies went to the area to try to find out what happened, Bouchard said. They were talking to a neighbor when they heard a gunshot come from the house next door, in the 1200 block of Glenwood Court.

Officers were moving toward the house when 53-year-old Igor Lanis came out the front door with a shotgun and started shooting at officers, Bouchard said.

The officers returned fire, striking and killing the Lanis, Bouchard said. No officers were injured.

When they went into the house, they found Lanis’ 25-year-old daughter trying to crawl out of the house, Lanis said. She had been shot with a shotgun in the back and legs.

Her 56-year-old mother was dead inside the home, Bouchard said. She had been shot at least four times with a handgun. Bouchard did not release her name.

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Poll: Americans’ Trust in Public Education Reaches 2nd All-Time Low

American satisfaction with the country’s K-12 education system has reached its second all-time low, according to a Gallup poll.

Only 42 percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the system, which is the lowest number in two decades and the second-lowest rating in Gallup’s tracking of the question.

This number is in contrast to 51 percent in 2019, which was a near-record high. Gallup said the satisfaction has been “dropping slightly each year since.”

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

Project Veritas: NYC Middle School Teacher Encourages Students to Engage in Political Violence, Throw Bricks at People With Opposing Views (Video)

Project Veritas on Sunday released part 4 of its Secret Curriculum series.

The latest undercover video shows NYC Middle School teacher Ariane Franco admitting she encourages her students to engage in political violence.

Ariane Franco told her students to throw bricks at people with opposing views.

Ms. Franco also said the Pledge of Allegiance is not respected in her classroom.

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

San Antonio Police Investigate Shooting That Left One Dead

SAN ANTONIO — Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead, according to authorities.

At around 4:20 a.m., police were called to Latigo Dr. and Rawhide for a shooting in progress.

Upon arrival, officers found a car parked in the middle of the street with two people inside the vehicle.

Police saw the driver with a gun shot wound to the back of his head and the passenger with a gunshot wound to his right arm.

A witness told police that a third male was seen running from the vehicle, but officials were unable to locate him.

Both victims were taken to the hospital where the driver later died. The shooting is still under investigation.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Speeding Woman on Cocaine Kills Drunk Driver High on Crystal Meth in Las Vegas, Police Say

A Las Vegas woman has been charged with killing a drunk driver on meth while she was driving under the influence of cocaine and alcohol.

The charges against 37-year-old Summer Butler come months after the fatal crash on 14 January, local news station KTLA reported. Ms Butler is accused of travelling 73mph with an alcohol level of .102 when she crashed into a car that was making a U-Turn in a centre lane.

Police said the person who died in the accident was travelling 70mph when the accident took place near Cheyenne Avenue and Civic Center Drive.

Ms Butler’s vehicle travelled about 150 feet, while the other driver and their passenger were ejected from their vehicle. When she was receiving medical care, “a small baggie containing a white substance fell out of the left side of her bra,” a report obtained by KTLA alleges.

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]
 

Two Firearms Allegedly Stolen From Democratic Representative’s California House

Democratic California representative Karen Bass said Saturday that two firearms had been stolen from her home in a break-in, despite being “securely stored.”

“Last night, I came home and discovered that my house had been broken into and burglarized. LAPD was called, and I appreciate their assistance,” Bass said in a statement. “At this time, it appears that only two firearms, despite being safely and securely stored, were stolen. Cash, electronics and other valuables were not.”

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Two Women Followers of Atlanta Cult Charged With Murder, Kidnapping, After They Lured a Young Couple From Their Vehicle and Shot the Man Dead

Adam Simjee and Mikayla Paulus (left) were on a camping trip when Kristal Pinkins (R) and another woman attempted to rob them.

A Florida man is dead after two women who belong to fringe sect lured the couple off the road asking for help.

The two women then took the couple into the forest where Adam Simjee was shot dead by the women. Simjee wounded one woman in a shootout before he was killed.

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

86% of Jobs Created During Pandemic Were in the Public Sector

Canada’s public sector ballooned during the pandemic at the expense of private industry new data by the Fraser Institute shows.

86.7% of all of the new jobs created between Feb. 2020 and Jul. 2022 were government jobs. During that period, the public sector grew by 9.4% while the private sector eked out only 0.4% growth.

“Many of the headline statistics surrounding the Canadian labour market appear encouraging at a glance, but the reality is more complicated,” said Fraser Institute senior fellow Ben Eisen.

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

Calgary Police Investigate Vandalism of Jesus Christ Statue

The Calgary Police Service has triggered a hate crime and extremism investigation after a statue of Jesus Christ at the Sacred Heart Church was vandalized by an unidentified man.

Authorities are reporting that on Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m., a man used a hammer to break off a finger of the statue before fleeing the scene on foot.

Security footage shows him to be about 5’11’’, with a slim build, tattoos on his left arm, an orange T-shirt, ballcap and sunglasses.

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

Canada Tumbles in Economic Freedom Rankings

The data analyzed by the Conservatives think tank is from 2020, and as such, it does not include the seizure of bank accounts of peaceful protesters and supporters of the Freedom Convoy to Ottawa early in 2022.

The Liberal government invoked the Emergencies Act, a national terrorism law, to euthanize the peaceful anti-mandate demonstration in the nation’s capital and compelled financial institutions to cut off access to supporter’s and participants’ financial assets. Two separate multi-million-dollar crowd funding efforts to support the convoy were also terminated after multiple levels of government intervened.

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Canadian Reporter Breaks Down in Tears on Live TV as She Announces Colleague’s Sudden Death

This week, Matthew Rodrigopulle, a reporter for Global News Regina, died suddenly in his home. He was only 24 years old.

Global Regina morning show anchor Kimberley Fowler shared the shocking and tragic news of the passing of Matthew Rodrigopulle during a live telecast.

“Before we leave you this morning, we have some sad news to share. This is our first morning back on the air after a member of the global Regina team has passed away,” Fowler announced while shaken up.

“Our Matthew Rodrigopulle sadly died suddenly yesterday in his home in Regina… And we extend our condolences to his family. Matthew Rodrigopulle will be dearly missed, and we like to sign off in honor of Matthew this morning,” Fowler concluded.

It is still unclear what caused Matthew’s death, as his network did not provide further information.

Back in June 2021, Matthew announced on his Twitter account that he was fully vaccinated.

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Church in the Vine Launches an Appeal of Convictions and $80k Fine

Pastor Tracy Fortin and her husband, Pastor Rodney, along with their lawyer James Kitchen, are appealing the ruling on the grounds that the judge was biased and that the fines issues were way beyond the sentencing guidelines for a similar offence.

The Fortins and their congregation have been helped through their legal battle at no cost to them through your generous, tax-deductible donations to FightTheFines.com, through a partnership with the registered Canadian charity, The Democracy Fund.

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

Peckford Defends Danielle Smith’s Sovereignty Law

So short of invoking the Clarity Act involving a process of separation from Canada, Alberta must put on its bargaining shoes and, with the other Provinces and the Federal Government, come up with a new, more flexible agreement for sharing that reflects ever-changing economic and fiscal realities across the country. I hope the Sovereignty Act action is that first bargaining chip.” wrote former NL premier Brian Peckford.

Peckford, who served as the third premier of Newfoundland, and the last surviving premier who signed the Constitution in 1982, sent out an email in defense of United Conservative leadership candidate Danielle Smith’s proposed Alberta Sovereignty Act.

Alberta feels particularly aggrieved in that its oil and gas resources, which are under the Province, have resulted in huge revenues to the Province and there has over time been an imbalance in how much Alberta pays into the Federal Government and how much it gets back…Danielle Smith’ s proposed Sovereignty Act I see as the manifestation of this frustration”

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Pierre Poilievre Gives First Speech as New Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

At 8:04 p.m. the Conservative Party officially declared Pierre Poilievre the winner with 68.15% of the vote points of party members.

Former Quebec Liberal Premier Jean Charest finished in second place with 16% of the allocated points.

Poilievre had served as the member of Parliament for the riding of Carleton, Ontario since 2004. He was minister of democratic reform between 2013 and 2015, in former PM Stephen Harper’s cabinet.

Poilievre ran on a platform of lowering taxes, shrinking government, banning his ministers from attending conferences organized by the World Economic Forum, and defunding the CBC (the state-funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).

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Six Million Canadians Don’t Have Access to a Family Doctor: Angus Reid Survey

An Angus Reid survey found that six million Canadians were without a family doctor and have been searching for over a year to get access to a general practitioner.

Health care staff shortages across Canada have pushed many to the edge when it comes to getting seen by a doctor in a speedy and accessible manner.

“Across the country, in Victoria, B.C., a woman took out an ad in a local paper imploring a qualified doctor to come forward and help her 82-year-old husband renew his expiring prescription, having hit a roadblock at every turn in her attempts to find care,” wrote Angus Reid researchers.

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Tech Executives Urge Senate to Slow “Disastrous” Bill C-11

Executives from YouTube, Apple Music and Spotify are urging the Senate to slow the passage of the Trudeau government’s censorship law Bill C-11 in a letter obtained by Blacklock’s Reporter to the Senate transport and communications committee.

“We urge this committee to pause,” read the submission by the Digital Media Association. The group argues that Bill C-11 “will have a significant impact on music streaming services.”

“Together these services connect millions of fans across Canada and around the world with tens of millions of songs and podcasts providing unique listening experiences,” wrote the association. “Bill C-11 attempts to impose a system of regulation that is designed for traditional broadcasters onto streaming services.”

“Imposing this antiquated system onto innovative streaming services in an era of consumer choice, where there are no gatekeepers to content as there are in the broadcasting context, is the wrong approach,” wrote the association.

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“Nothing to Do With Man” — Astrophysicist Says Climate-Cultists “Are on a Gravy Train” To Make Money

This year’s heat waves and subsequent droughts resulted in the hottest summer in recorded European history,according to a report by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) — an EU-funded Earth observation agency.

“We’ve not only had record August temperatures for Europe, but also for the summer, with the previous summer record only being one year old,” said Freja Vamborg, a senior scientist at the Copernicus Climate Change Service.

Of course, this ‘record’ heat in the summer has prompted activists to trot out the same old tropes that this ‘confirms climate change’ is having a catastrophic effect on the world already. With the energy crisis facing Europe, this is not a particularly comfortable topic as numerous nations abandon — albeit apparently temporarily — their green policies in favor of not letting their citizenry starve or freeze.

Given that it’s all ‘settled science’, the following RT News anchor was probably expecting a rote response to his questions about climate change.

He was in for a big surprise…

Piers Corbyn — physicist, meteorologist, and elder brother of former UK Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn — explained to the shocked RT anchor that the climate “has always been changing, but this has nothing to do with man”.

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Ecoterrorists: Climate Change Activists Disrupt Dairy Supply Across UK by Disabling All Milk Trucks at Processing Plants (Video)

Animal Rebellion, a group of animal and climate activists, has been causing major disruption to a number of dairy distribution facilities across the UK. This has included blocking and occupying sites as well as damaging milk trucks.

The activists had written to the office of the prime minister in August, threatening disruptive action in September if no progress was made, according to the Guardian.

The organization is advocating for a switch to plant-based alternatives to milk and dairy products as a means of combating climate change.

Twitter user Ian Miles Cheong posted a video of protesters drilling a tire of semi-trucks.

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Germany: Bikers Descent on Berlin to Protest Energy Policies

Hundreds of bikers gathered at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Saturday to protest German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s policies and rising energy prices.

In March, Berlin ruled out extending the lifetime of its existing nuclear fleet despite energy concerns that arose after Moscow threatened to halt gas supplies to Germany in retaliation for Western sanctions in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.

Months later, Germany considered delaying the shutdown of three nuclear plants.

Deputy Chancellor Robert Habeck later said two plants would be on standby until mid-April 2023 instead of being shut down as planned at the end of the year. A government report said the third plant isn’t needed, DW reports.

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Mother of Girl Shot Dead in Gang War Crossfire Confronts Swedish PM

The mother of a 12-year-old shot and killed in the crossfire of a Swedish gang conflict confronted Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, demanding the next Swedish government do more to tackle the growing violence.

The mother of 12-year-old Adriana, who was shot and killed outside a McDonald’s just south of Stockholm while walking her dog in 2020, appeared during an election debate between Prime Minister Andersson, the leader of the Swedish Social Democrats, and centre-right Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson.

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Spain: Court Imprisons Man for Cyberbullying a Minor Into Suicide

A Spanish court has sentenced a man to ten years in prison after he was found guilty of encouraging a minor to end their own life by sending threatening and harassing messages on WhatsApp.

The Provincial Court of Castellón has sentenced the man to ten years in prison after he was convicted of homicide by a jury in July over his threats and harassment toward a 17-year-old in December of 2016, leading the minor to take his own life.

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UK: ‘A Christian Monarch’: Queen Guided by ‘Personal Accountability Before God’

The Queen, praised by England’s leading Catholic cardinal for her faith, said her sense of “personal accountability before God” guided her.

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UK: Animal Rebellion Vegan Activists Gloat That They Have Emptied North London Supermarket Shelves of Milk by Blocking Dairy Distribution Sites

Animal Rebellion vegan activists are gloating that they have emptied supermarket shelves of milk across north London after blocking a key dairy site on Thursday.

The activists, who have announced a pause to their protests following the Queen’s death, claim they immobilised up to 50 trucks at a depot belonging to dairy producer Arla in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

And 48 hours on, they say they are seeing and hearing reports of empty milk shelves across different London supermarkets.

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UK: Exclusive: Extinction Rebellion Cancels Their Protest Today After MailOnline Revealed the Group Was Insisting it Would Stage Demonstration Today Despite Queen’s Death…

— while activists called on people to glue and chain themselves along her funeral route

Extinction Rebellion has cancelled a protest this evening as a direct result of MailOnline’s revelation that the eco warriors were insisting on demonstrating against British politics and the handling of climate change despite the Queen’s death on Thursday.

MailOnline also revealed eco activists from Extinction Rebellion even suggested people ‘glue and chain yourselves’ to the route of the Queen’s funeral in London.

Other climate warriors slammed King Charles III, calling him ‘bad news’ for the country.

[Comment: Article dated September 9, 2022.]

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Slava Raytheon: Zelensky to Headline Conference of US Defense Companies

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has throughout much of the six-month long Ukraine war been busy rallying support to his side by addressing dozens of Western countries’ parliaments, for which Ukraine has since been rewarded with billions of dollars in foreign defense and humanitarian aid.

His foremost theme has been a constant refrain of his military urgently needing more, more and more weapons. He’s even requested advanced fighter jets, months ago asking Congress to “close the skies” (or in essence a No Fly Zone).

Now for the first time it seems he’ll go straight to the source, as he’s set to be the keynote speaker, via video link, to a major meeting of American defense contractors later this month. The Hill is confirming that “he headlines the annual Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)” in Austin, Texas on September 21.

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Ukrainian Counter-Offensive: Zelensky Claims 3,000 Square km Recaptured From Russia

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has claimed his forces have taken back over 3,000 square kilometres (~74,000 acres) from Russia within the last two weeks.

Ukrainian forces have reportedly recaptured 3,000 square kilometres (~74,000 acres) of lost territory from Russia since the start of September, President Volodymyr Zelensky has claimed, in what appears to be the latest momentum shift in the conflict between the warring states.

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‘These Attacks Have Racist, Religious Motives’: The Persecution of Christians, July 2022

The following are among the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians throughout the month of July 2022:

The Muslim Abuse and Rape of Christian Women in Pakistan

After raping a Christian woman, her Muslim employer told her and her family—both still not over the shock—to get back to work. Rimsha Riaz, 18, and several others of her Christian household worked at a glass crushing company, where they were described as “hard-working loyal employees for Haji Ali Akbar, a successful Muslim businessman.” On July 6, after a tiring shift, as the family was preparing to go home, a supervisor told Rimsha to go to Akbar’s office for some extra paid work. Her mother and brothers returned home; Rimsha arrived an hour later, visibly distressed. When her mother pressed her as to what was wrong, the 18-year-old broke into tears and said she was raped by Akbar at gunpoint.

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Australians Will Get a Day Off Work to Mourn the Queen: Anthony Albanese Announces Official Public Holiday Following Her Majesty’s Death at 96 — Here’s the Full Plan for How the Country Will Honour Elizabeth II

Australians will have an extra public holiday to mourn the death of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

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Greens MPs Own Millions in Shares and Properties Despite Policies Targeting Wealthy Investors and Hitting Out at ‘Tax-Dodging’ Firms and ‘Australians With Five Houses’

Nine of the Australian Greens federal MPs and senators have declared investment property or share holdings in the compulsory register of interests for politicians.

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Novak Djokovic Set for 2023 Australian Open Return

Tennis ace Novak Djokovic looks set to return to Melbourne Park to contest in the 2023 Australian Open, a year after he was controversially booted out of the country.

Reports suggest Djokovic, a nine-time tournament champion, will be able to play in January’s Australian Open now that unvaccinated travellers are allowed to enter the country.

Djokovic lost his bid to play in this year’s contest after a trainwreck scenario saw him let into the country only to be sent packing as outraged Victorians cried foul.

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Why it Could be a Long Time Before Australia Becomes a Republic Even After the Queen’s Death and Republican PM Anthony Albanese Running the Country

Despite political figures and notable advocates calling for a republic only hours after Queen Elizabeth died the former Labor leader Kim Beazley said such a debate was premature.

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1 Dead, 39 Injured in Fireworks Blast at Mexican Celebration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One person died and 39 were injured after a stray fireworks explosion at a town festival just west of Mexico City.

The township of Tianguistenco said Sunday the blast occurred late Saturday during an annual village celebration in San Nicolás Coatepec.

The municipal government said at least five people were in serious condition, and seven others were still hospitalized. The remaining 27 people injured in the blast were treated and released.

Video of the incident posted on social media appeared to show a fireworks-laden “torito,” or little bull, running through crowds.

The torito is a wood or wire framework with roman candles strapped to the outside, while someone operates it from the inside. The device may have set off another piece of fireworks, though powerful bottle rockets also appeared to be detonating at the same time.

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9/11 Hijackers Overstayed Visas, Remained in U.S. Thanks to Loophole Now Used by 685k Illegal Aliens

Seven of the 19 Islamic terrorists who hijacked commercial planes on September 11, 2001 (9/11), killing nearly 3,000 Americans, remained in the United States after overstaying their visas thanks to a wide-open loophole that continues to allow about 685,000 illegal aliens to stay in the U.S.

In total, all 19 terrorists arrived legally in the U.S. as 16 secured tourist visas and three obtained business and student visas. Eventually, on September 11, the terrorists executed attacks in New York City, New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania that killed 2,977 Americans and have since left thousands more Americans dead with illnesses related to the attacks.

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Around 6.19 Mln Refugees Have Entered Poland Since War in Ukraine Started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.19 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

According to the SG, on Saturday Border Guard officers carried out around 27,000 border checks on people entering Poland from Ukraine, and by 7:00 a.m. on Sunday the number of arrivals had reached around 7,800 people.

The Border Guard also said that over 4.41 million people had left Poland for Ukraine since the beginning of the war. On Saturday, around 28,100 people crossed the border from Poland to Ukraine.

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Eight Out of Ten Swedish ‘Refugees’ Have Vacationed in Their Home Country

Eight out of ten “refugee” immigrants in Sweden have at some point vacationed in the country from which they sought protection. This showed in a poll carried out by Novus.

According to the survey, which was carried out on behalf of the online newspaper Bulletin, 85 percent of all people born abroad have at some point gone on holiday to their home country.

The proportion is largest among immigrants that have relatives in their home countries. A whopping 92 percent of them have at some point vacationed in their country of origin. Among adoptees, instead, only 41 percent have ever returned to the country in which they were born.

Of the “refugee” immigrants, 79 percent have at some point visited the country they fled from. The survey was conducted between 18 and 24 August and is based on 1 050 people born abroad.

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Hungary: Orban Warns of ‘Population Exchange or Flooding’

Hungarian President Orban once again settled accounts with the West and its “values”. The West has given up, Orban underscored, which is why the proportion of people of non-European origin will rise to over 50 percent as a result of mass immigration. One could also call it “population exchange or flooding”.

In this context, Orban expressly referred to the novel The Camp of the Saints by the French author Jean Raspail from 1973 in an interview with the German Tichys Einblick portal.

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Illinois Officials Send 90 Migrants to Another Suburban Chicago Town With Little Notice

Another suburban Chicago town received a busload of migrants who were originally dropped off at the city’s Union Station.

The migrants arrived at Union Station after being bused from Texas, according to FOX 32, and were then taken to suburban Elk Grove Village.

Elk Grove Village officials said they were informed by state officials at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 that the town would be receiving a busload of 90 migrants on Sept. 10.

In a press release, Elk Grove Village officials said that they received “no prior notification” of the migrants’ arrival, and also said that they received “no direction from state, county or City of Chicago authorities with respect to how municipalities are expected to handle this unanticipated situation.”

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New UK Home Office Boss Mulls More Measures to Fight Channel Migrant Crisis

Britain’s new Home Office Secretary is reportedly mulling the implementation of more measures designed to curb the ongoing English Channel migrant crisis.

Suella Braverman, the newly-appointed Secretary of State for the Home Department, or Home Office, is said to be considering the implementation of a variety of further measures aimed at curtailing the ongoing boat migrant crisis occurring on the English Channel.

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Update: Beheaded Mom Identified and Guess What? The Killer is an Illegal Immigrant With an Expired Visa

The young mother who was brutally beheaded last Thursday has been identified as 27-year-old Karina Castro. Castro was beheaded with a sword just before noon last Thursday in broad daylight as shocked neighbors watched. The attack took place in front of her apartment building. An earlier report stated she was 25 years old.

The alleged killer, Jose Solano Landaeta, reportedly cut off Castro’s head with a sword. He left her head under the car that her body was in. Cops swarmed in minutes later to find the grisly crime scene.

Shortly thereafter, Landaeta returned to the location with two friends and was promptly arrested.

Landaeta is the father of Castro’s one-year-old toddler. Castro also had a seven-year-old daughter.The Santa Monica Observer is reporting Landaeta was in the country illegally, claiming he came to the United States from Venezuela ten years ago on a tourist visa and never left.

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Arizona’s Top Education Official Faces Lawsuit Following Breitbart News Investigation

Arizona’s top education official Kathy Hoffman is facing a lawsuit following an investigation from Breitbart News that revealed the state’s Department of Education was promoting a hypersexual chat site for LGBT minors.

Breitbart News previously broke the news that the Arizona Department of Education was promoting the QChat space, a chat service for LGBT teens that featured conversations on various inappropriate topics.

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Thousands Protest Planned Pride Gathering in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of opponents of a pan-European LGBTQ event planned for this week in Belgrade marched through the Serbian capital on Sunday despite an announced ban of Europe’s largest annual gay gathering.

The procession called by the conservative Serbian Orthodox Church and led by its clergy included anti-Western slogans as well as Russian flags and portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

After the march, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije held prayers at the main Saint Sava temple in Belgrade, saying “evil forces” want to “desecrate the purity of the family by imposing anti-God and unnatural unions as a substitute for marriage and family.”

Organizers of the EuroPride — which includes a week of events and a Pride march in Belgrade on Sept. 17 — have said they will ignore the police ban and hold the LGBTQ festivities.

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15 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/11/2022

  1. “A speeding Las Vegas woman who was high on cocaine collided with a car driven by a woman who was drunk and high on meth”

    Reminds me of a “case” that happened on a lake here, two years ago, a small sailing boat collided with another sailing boat, and the guys called the police because the damage was rather significant, and the police found out that one pilot was stoned, and the other drunk by hard liquor. To this day, nobody understands why they called the police as the police fined them, and took their papers away, from both of them 🙂

    • Barn Swallow: Two drunk or high drivers or boat captains ought to cancel each other out and both should get a medal for stupidity. In the Las Vegas incident, one driver definitely won a medal; just not the kind anyone would want.

    • As written it reminds me of as a basis for a multitude of algebra problems. In the version of the problem where they are both high on pot, they never actually pass each other. In the version where they are high on pot and pcp, they never actually pass each other, one is killed in a police shootout and the other steals another car.

  2. “Zelensky Claims 3,000 Square km Recaptured”. Why this “claims” ? There are pictures and information on russian telegram channels supporting this. The russian ministry of defense itself said they are retreating (called as ‘regrouping’) from the Kharkiv region. The liberated territory as of today is over 8000 km2. This is north. In the south unofficial information is that 20 thousand russian group locked on the right side of Dnipro river is seeking to negotiate surrender terms. Russian channels fear imminent attack on Donetsk (east). Fear everywhere. Fast time.

  3. Poland’s mass migration is a disaster for young people. Unemployment, delayed careers, shortage of student accommodation so they can study. I have let a student use my apartment because they couldn’t find anything else. Rents have increased a lot. Who benefits?

  4. Everything that is happening in Ukraine makes me incredibly sad. Without falling into emotions, without taking either side, I see only one thing: the cleansing of the territory from the population.
    As if the West and Putin are playing in unison. Moreover, it is the Russian-speaking population that is being purged.
    These lands are very fertile, someone has their own views on them. It seems that after the Maidan (state coup) of 2014, Monsanta and others unfolded there. For whom Putin occupies these territories, I do not know.

    The other day I came across this interview with Douglas Murray. Interview in French. Since I don’t know any language other than Russian, it doesn’t really matter to me what to read through Google Translate.
    https://www.fdesouche.com/2022/09/10/douglas-murray-les-antiracistes-sont-desormais-autorises-a-etre-racistes-a-legard-des-blancs/

    The article is about how the West is surrounded.
    And then it suddenly dawned on me: was it not for this that Russia was cut off from the Western World and Europe, so that it would be easier to destroy us separately?

    In Russia, the ideas of Eurasianism, the author of which is Dugin, are being intensively implanted. Hm. In any case, retribution has already overtaken him.

    Even in the last decade, I came across articles predicting how the European war with Islam would begin. http://www.snouts-in-the-trough.com/archives/20183

    It will break out in Malmo and nationalists from all over Europe and Russia will go to fight. They won’t go anymore. Weapons from Ukraine will go to Europe.

    • Elena: Russia has always sought to emulate the west (that is, the upper tiers of Russian society have always looked toward Western Europe for culture and style), although Russia’s leaders have long covetted access to the Mediterranean Sea, to the Middle East, Central Asia, and Indo-Asia.

      I cannot envision Russia’s higher society wanting to adopt any aspects of Asian culture. Russia’s eastern strategies have always been about securing land and sea access, historical fears of invasion from the eastern hordes, and playing geostrategic games against the US, and before that, Britain.

      I doubt that Russians have suddenly taken a great liking to Chinese food.

    • I agree with your assessment. In my humble opinion, we are being “depopulated”. Not just Ukraine, or Russia, but the EU as well.

      I feel sad for I found out the truth of the saying: “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. And those who learn from history are doomed to repeat it with them.”

      It couldn’t be more clear that this war hurts ordinary Europeans, Ukrainians, and Russians the most. Yet – so many people swallow the official propaganda and cheer for war. I never thought I will live to see what it had been like back in 1913/14, when people swallowed all the propaganda and cheered for war.

      It will be a quick war they said, will be back before the winter…

      The winter is coming.

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