Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/15/2022

Several people were injured this morning in an explosion that occurred during a training exercise at a prison in Skippack Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Some of the injured are reportedly FBI agents.

In other news, Queen Elizabeth’s funeral is expected to be the most-watched television event in history, with a projected audience in excess of four billion people.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Canada: Scotiabank Fires Back at Trudeau’s Claim That New Spending Won’t Drive Inflation
» Czechia’s Electricity Price Cap Explained
 
USA
» Biden Announces Push to Strip Big Tech of Immunity for Third-Party Content
» Bill Gates Wants “Conspiracy Theories” About Him to Go Away
» Breaking: Boston Children’s Hospital Bomb Threat Hoaxer Arrested
» Breaking: Mike Lindell to Sue Biden Administration, FBI Over Seizure of Phone
» Devin Nunes of Trump Media & Technology Says That the FBI and DOJ Have Been Obstructing Probes
» Facebook Worked With FBI to Spy on Americans Who Questioned 2020 Election
» Federal Judge to Consider Dismissal of New Hampshire Anti-Discrimination Laws Lawsuit
» GoFundMe Donations Pour in for Teen Ordered to Pay Alleged Rapist’s Family $150k
» Governor Newsom Hopes New Social Media Law Will Help Censorship of “Hate Speech” And “Disinformation”
» Half of San Franciscans Have Been Robbed
» Javier Ortiz, Pro-Trump Police Officer Who Mocked Libtards, Gets Fired by ‘Corrupt’ Miami Police Chief
» Judge Names Special Master in Trump FBI Case, Denies DOJ Use of Disputed Documents
» Lemon Squeezed Out of Primetime Slot, Moved to Mornings in CNN Shakeup
» Multiple People Injured in Explosion During Training Exercise at SCI Phoenix Prison: Officials
» New Lancet Report Says COVID Could Have Originated From US Lab
» Ohio Bakery Celebrates Defamation Win Over Oberlin, Vows to Rebuild What False Accusations of Racism Destroyed
» Physician Assistant Couple Dead in Murder-Suicide After Husband Stabbed Wife, Then Stepped in Front of Truck
» Railroads and Unions Reach “Tentative Agreement” to Avert Rail Strike
» Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Says Woke FBI Analysts Are Going After Americans
» Two-Thirds of San Francisco Residents Plan to Flee Due to Crime, Homelessness
» Video: National Security Head Says He’s Not the Right Person to Ask About China Buying Land Near U.S. Military Bases
» Videos: Biden Rambles Incoherently at Car Show and Gets Lost on a Stage Again
» Woke Twilio CEO Conducts “Anti-Racist” Mass Layoff
 
Canada
» “According to Trudeau I’m an Extremist” Twitter Trend Goes Viral
» Liberal Censorship Bill a “Power Grab” Over Free Speech: Former CRTC Commissioner
» Poilievre SLAMS Trudeau for Importing ‘Dirty Dictator Oil’ Over Clean Canadian Energy
» Quebec Party Leaders React to Poilievre’s Landslide Leadership Win
 
Europe and the EU
» A Political Earthquake in Sweden
» Britain Trained 5,000 Ukrainian Soldiers for Urban Warfare, Denmark Set to Follow Suit
» British Spirit: Queue to Pay Respects to Queen Approaches Five Miles
» EA Anti-Cheat System Raises Privacy and Security Concerns
» EU Brands Hungary an ‘Autocracy’
» France: Energy Rationing Hits Eiffel Tower as Paris Landmark Goes Dark to Save Power
» Nigel Farage Says Tributes and Ceremony to Honour Queen Show the ‘Best of Britain’
» Poland to Russia and Germany: Give Us Back the Art You Stole From US
» Polish Parliament Overwhelmingly Approves Claim Against Germany for WWII Losses
» Professors Come Out in Support of Carnegie Mellon Prof Who Wished Queen Elizabeth II an ‘Excruciating’ Death
» Queen’s Funeral to be Most Watched TV Event in History: 4 Billion+ Viewers Expected
» Shock Video: Suspect Slashed Victims With Machete in Front of Church in England
» The EU is Running a Digital ID Pilot
» The European Parliament Only Wants to Blackmail Hungary, Warns Fidesz MEP
» The Kids Are All Right: Swedish Youth Swing Right as Populists Make Gains at Ballot Box
» UK: Two Stabbed in Broad Daylight Knife Attack Outside Church in Huddersfield
» UK’s National Health Service is Debating Partnership With Data Company Palantir
» Unelected EU Chief Vows Bloc Will Absorb Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova
» US Investors Pull Out of ‘Dark’ Europe
» Von Der Leyen Admits Europe ‘Should Have Listened to Poland, ‘ But When Kaczynski Warned the West About Russia, Polish Opposition Mocked Him
 
Balkans
» Croatian Government Mandates All Gas Sales to State Power Company and Order 10% Increase in Gas Production
 
Russia
» “Prologue to Third World War”: Kremlin Reacts to Security Guarantees for Ukraine
» Ukraine War: President Zelenskyy Injured in Kyiv Car Crash After Battlefield Visit
 
South Asia
» India: In Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), Hindu Teens of Dalit Community Were Raped, Murdered, Hanged From Tree, Confirms Autopsy Report; 6 Muslims Arrested
 
Australia — Pacific
» Indigenous Newsreader Who Asked for Britain to Apologise for Colonialism Publicly Backs NRLW Player Caitlin Moran Who Copped a One-Game Ban for Calling the Queen a ‘Dumb Dog’ — As She Defends ‘Speaking Her Truth’
» White Cop Acquitted of Murdering a Young Aboriginal Teen Compared Indigenous Australians to ‘Neanderthals Who Drink Too Much Alcohol’ In ‘Blatantly Racist’ Text Messages
 
Immigration
» Biden Begs Mexico to Keep Illegal Aliens From Crossing Into US
» DeSantis: Hypocritical Democrats Don’t Want Illegals in Their Affluent Neighborhoods
» Gavin Newsom Begs DOJ to Investigate Ron DeSantis for ‘Kidnapping’ After Sending Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard
» Italy: Over a Thousand Illegal Migrants Arrive in Less Than a Day
» Kamala Harris Ignores Reporter’s Question About Migrants Bussed to Her DC Residence by Texas Gov. Abbott, After She Was Ridiculed Over Claim Border is Secure
» Martha’s Vineyard Declares a Humanitarian Crisls Over Influx of Just FIFTY Venezuelan Migrants
» Migrants Are Plucked From English Channel After 38 Plunge Into Sea When Dinghy Deflates While RNLI Pick Up Another 40 Trying to Make the Crossing
» Now He Knows How it Feels! NYC Mayor Eric Adams Claims the Big Apple is ‘Near Breaking Point’ After Texas Bused 11,000 Migrants to ‘Sanctuary City’…
» Own it! Wealthy Martha’s Vineyard Locals Now Face Pressure to Welcome Newly Arrived Venezuelan Migrants Into Their Homes After Displaying Lawn Signs Saying ‘We Stand With Immigrants… All Are Welcome Here’
» Surprise Right-Wing Victory in Sweden Follows Immigration Concerns
» UK: Home Office Refuses to Comment on Record Migrant Numbers During Period of National Mourning
 
Culture Wars
» Breaking: Arizona Superintendent Sued Over ‘Sex Chat Room’ For Minors
» Canadian School Board Surveys Students on Sexual Orientation
» Justices Side With LGBTQ Group at Jewish University, For Now
» Senate Will Delay Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Measure Until After Midterms
» Video: Dem. Senator Issues “Literally a Call to Arms” Against Pro-Life Movement
» WEF Highlights Benefits of a ‘Personal Carbon Allowance’ In Newly Published Piece
 

Canada: Scotiabank Fires Back at Trudeau’s Claim That New Spending Won’t Drive Inflation

One of Canada’s largest banks is disputing claims by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that more government spending won’t further inflation growth.

Trudeau made the remarks while revealing an affordability and housing plan on Tuesday, which included a $2.5 billion sales tax rebate for low-income earners and $700 million to be put towards a dental-care plan among other measures.

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

Czechia’s Electricity Price Cap Explained

The Czech government, led by Prime Minister Petr Fiala, presented a plan to relieve citizens from unprecedentedly high energy prices, with ministers finally moving to put a cap on the country’s electricity and gas prices. At the same time, proposals for price caps also came from Brussels. Jakub Kajzler, the advisor to the prime minister, spoke in an interview for Echo24 about how the Czech and European paths are related, who will not be spared by taxation, and how the Czech consumer will benefit from this.

Answering the question as to why the EU price cap being lower than the one approved by the Czech government, Kajzler said that the EU price cap is a reference figure that allows governments to tax revenues from sales for prices higher than €180 per megawatt-hour. The number, however, does not say anything about what the electricity price for the consumers should be. He indicated that the European Commission is only saying that governments can use the money from the taxed income of some producers to compensate the final consumers, i.e., citizens and entrepreneurs.

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

Biden Announces Push to Strip Big Tech of Immunity for Third-Party Content

President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that his administration would push to end the immunity Big Tech platforms enjoy for third-party content, an effort Republicans previously backed.

“I’m calling on Congress to get rid of special immunity for social media companies and impose much stronger transparency requirements on all of them,” the president said, per the New York Post.

Specifically, he called for the repeal of Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, echoing similar demands from Republicans in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, amid the outcry over tech company censorship of explosive allegations against Hunter Biden.

Biden’s call, however, came in the context of curtailing online hate speech. With the repeal of Section 230, Biden aims to “hold social media companies accountable for spreading hate-fueled violence.”

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

Bill Gates Wants “Conspiracy Theories” About Him to Go Away

Multibillionaire Bill Gates wants conspiracy theories about him to go away.

Gates says he’s been approached by people in public who yell that he’s “putting chips into people.”

“That’s kind of strange to see,” he said. “Wow, those people really exist; it’s not just some robot sending out crazy messages.”

According to The Guardian, Gates also said it’s “tragic” if such beliefs made people reluctant to trust vaccines or to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Breaking: Boston Children’s Hospital Bomb Threat Hoaxer Arrested

In August, officers responded to reports of a bomb threat at Boston Children’s Hospital. The healthcare facility was locked down with patients and staff inside, and thankfully a bomb squad discovered that there were no explosives on the premises.

On Thursday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 37-year-old Catherine Leavy of Westfield, Massachusetts, who they allege called in the fake bomb threat.

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

Breaking: Mike Lindell to Sue Biden Administration, FBI Over Seizure of Phone

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced during an appearance on Steve Bannon’s War Room that he has assembled a team of lawyers and will be suing the United States government after his phone was seized by the FBI this week.

Lindell said he had amassed a team of “Some of the best lawyers in the country,” including Alan Dershowitz, Andrew Parker, Kurt Olson “amongst others.”

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

Devin Nunes of Trump Media & Technology Says That the FBI and DOJ Have Been Obstructing Probes

Executive Officer of Trump Media & Technology Devin Nunes says that the FBI has evidently been obstructing investigations based on the recent bombshell that dropped from the Durham investigation.

News broke Tuesday that the FBI paid a Russian businessman as a confidential human source in the investigation of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, despite knowing the businessman had ties to Moscow’s intelligence services. The businessman’s name is Igor Danchenko and he was eventually fired in the fall of 2020 for lying to agents on multiple occasions.

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

Facebook Worked With FBI to Spy on Americans Who Questioned 2020 Election

According to Department of Justice sources, Facebook has been spying on the private messages and data of Americans who questioned the 2020 election results and reporting them to the FBI.

Since the election, Facebook has worked in conjunction with the FBI to report on “subversive” private messages, sending them to the FBI’s domestic terrorism operational unit, supposedly in redacted form, a direct violation of Americans’ First and Fourth Amendment rights.

“It was done outside the legal process and without probable cause,” one of the sources told the New York Post. “Facebook provides the FBI with private conversations which are protected by the First Amendment without any subpoena.”

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

Federal Judge to Consider Dismissal of New Hampshire Anti-Discrimination Laws Lawsuit

A federal judge is considering a motion from the state to dismiss challenges to New Hampshire’s new anti-discrimination laws filed by teachers and administrators who say they are confused about what they can legally teach.

Judge Paul Barbadoro said Wednesday he’d make a decision within 60 to 90 days.

Two lawsuits have been consolidated. The National Education Association-New Hampshire, which represents the majority of all public school employees in the state, and two diversity, equity and inclusion school administrators, sued New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut, Commission on Human Rights Chair leaders and Labor Commissioner Kenneth Merrifield.

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

GoFundMe Donations Pour in for Teen Ordered to Pay Alleged Rapist’s Family $150k

A fundraiser to help an Iowa teen pay $150,000 in restitution to the family of an alleged rapist she killed has collected more than double its goal.

The GoFundMe account for 17-year-old Pieper Lewis has raised more than $378,833 from over 10,000 donors as of Thursday afternoon — after the court-ordered payment sparked national outrage.

The page was launched by her former math teacher Leland Schipper, who said the excess funds will go toward helping Lewis pursue an education or start a business — and give her the ability to help other victims of sex crimes.

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

Governor Newsom Hopes New Social Media Law Will Help Censorship of “Hate Speech” And “Disinformation”

A bill has been signed into law in California, designed to obligate social media companies to submit enforcement reports twice a year to the state attorney general, and publicly post policies on “hate speech,” disinformation, harassment, and extremism.

After signing the law — AB 587 — Governor Gavin Newsom announced that this is a unique social media “transparency and accountability measure” that is meant to protect Californians from hate and discrimination.

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

Half of San Franciscans Have Been Robbed

How bad can crime get when the laws are no longer enforced, criminals are released as soon as they’re caught and the police hardly bothering to respond to calls?

Here’s life for ordinary people in the pro-crime utopia of San Francisco which doesn’t just have streets covered in human waste, it also has human waste walking the streets.

“Forty-five percent of people surveyed for the poll said they had an item stolen within the last five years. Proportionally, Black and mixed-race respondents felt a more severe impact than other groups, with a majority — 54% of Black respondents and 55% of mixed-race respondents — reporting they had suffered theft. Property crime rates were lower for white residents, 43% of whom had a possession swiped within the time period.”

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

Javier Ortiz, Pro-Trump Police Officer Who Mocked Libtards, Gets Fired by ‘Corrupt’ Miami Police Chief

Miami Police Captain Javier Ortiz, an 18-year veteran of the force who made headlines two years ago for choosing to identify as a black male during a DOJ “racial equality” probe, was fired this week by “corrupt” Miami Police Chief Manuel Morales.

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

Judge Names Special Master in Trump FBI Case, Denies DOJ Use of Disputed Documents

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon on Thursday appointed New York Judge Raymond Dearie as special master to independently review documents the FBI took from former President Donald Trump’s Florida home in early August.

Cannon’s appointment of Dearie came alongside a separate ruling that denied the Department of Justice’s request to continue its own review of the documents.

“The Court does not find it appropriate to accept the Government’s conclusions on these important and disputed issues without further review by a neutral third party in an expedited and orderly fashion,” Cannon wrote in her ruling denying the DOJ further review of the seized documents.

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

Lemon Squeezed Out of Primetime Slot, Moved to Mornings in CNN Shakeup

Since taking over for Jeff Zucker as CEO of CNN, Chris Licht has overseen some significant changes to the network, including the firing of partisan host Brian Stelter.

In the latest shakeup, it was announced Thursday that Don Lemon will be losing his long-held primetime slot, moving to mornings to host a program that is set to replace the floundering “New Day.”

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

Multiple People Injured in Explosion During Training Exercise at SCI Phoenix Prison: Officials

Multiple people were injured Thursday, Sept. 15 when an explosion occurred during a training exercise at SCI Phoenix prison in Montgomery County, officials said.

The accident happened around 9:50 a.m. at the prison in Skippack Township, a county spokesperson confirmed to Daily Voice.

Members of the county bomb squad were installing an explosive device for a later training exercise when it exploded prematurely, according to 6abc.

The extent of the injuries was not immediately known, however, officials say multiple people were taken to the hospital.

The FBI is handling the investigation.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

New Lancet Report Says COVID Could Have Originated From US Lab

A new report by top medical journal the Lancet says it’s “feasible” that the COVID-19 virus actually originated from a laboratory in the United States.

Up until this point, much of the speculation around the origin of the pandemic has centered on the Wuhan lab in China.

However, the new paper suggests that Sars-Cov-2 could have leaked from a US lab as a result of either a natural spillover or a laboratory incident.

The report states that “independent researchers have not yet investigated” US labs, and that the National Institutes of Health has “resisted disclosing details” of its work.

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

Ohio Bakery Celebrates Defamation Win Over Oberlin, Vows to Rebuild What False Accusations of Racism Destroyed

Almost six years ago, a family-run bakery in Ohio that has been in operation for more than a century embarked on a David vs. Goliath legal battle against Oberlin College to defend its name against false accusations of racism over stopping a shoplifter.

Last month, Gibson’s Bakery was able to close the book on the legal battle, after the school agreed to finally pay $36.59 million in damages after the Ohio Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal on the judgment.

Lorna Gibson, the owner of the bakery, spoke to Fox News Digital this week and described being resolute in her mission of restoring the family business to its former glory after it was gutted by the false accusations.

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

Physician Assistant Couple Dead in Murder-Suicide After Husband Stabbed Wife, Then Stepped in Front of Truck

Multiple outlets have identified the pair as Jason and Jessica Wray, both 45 years old, of Madison, Wis.

A physician assistant couple is dead after police say a husband fatally stabbed his wife, then stepped in front of a semi-truck, killing himself.

Multiple outlets have identified the couple as Jason and Jessica Wray, both 45 years old, of Madison, Wis.

During a press conference earlier this week, Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes said officers responded to a report of a dead body at the couple’s home Sunday.

Upon investigation, officers discovered a woman who had been “violently physically attacked.” She was pronounced dead at the scene.

As officers tried to locate her husband, Barnes said “numerous calls started to come into 911,” indicating that a man was struck by a vehicle, but not seriously injured.

After being struck, he said the man got back into his car and drove to Interstate 90.

He then, “once again, got out of his vehicle on foot, and this time, stepped in front of a semi-truck,” Barnes said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Railroads and Unions Reach “Tentative Agreement” to Avert Rail Strike

Update (1056ET):

President Biden is expected to deliver remarks around 1100 ET on the tentative railway labor agreement reached by rail freight companies and labor unions, averting a supply chain disaster ahead of the pivotal midterm elections.

The Biden administration was locked in “20 consecutive hours” of discussions with railroads and unions to resolve the labor dispute.

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

Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Says Woke FBI Analysts Are Going After Americans

Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan tells of a veteran-owned organization being labeled as an extremist organization.

Last month, Green Beret and former government contractor Mike Glover put out a video on his YouTube channel titled “I am NOT a terrorist” after the FBI accused his organization “Field Craft Survival” of being an extremist group. Field Craft Survival is an organization that teaches survival skills and gun safety.

“He’s an American veteran serving his community and loves this country,” Jordan said on the “Just the News, Not Noise” TV show. “Then some woke analysts at the FBI decide, ‘Oh, wait a minute. This guy waves the American flag, he owns a gun, he voted for Trump.’ Whatever basis they come up with that fits the Joe Biden narrative that half the country are ‘extremist’ and they investigate him.”

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

Two-Thirds of San Francisco Residents Plan to Flee Due to Crime, Homelessness

Two-thirds of San Francisco Residents say their city has rapidly declined due to homelessness, crime, and soaring house prices, while a third say they are planning to escape within three years.

A new poll surveyed 1,653 adults from the city, finding that 65 percent said the city was declining, while 37 percent said they plan to live elsewhere in three years.

The city, famed for its Golden Gate Bridge and colorful ‘Painted Ladies’ homes, is being destroyed by Democratic leadership.

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

Video: National Security Head Says He’s Not the Right Person to Ask About China Buying Land Near U.S. Military Bases

John Kirby, the White House National Security Council coordinator for communications, was asked Wednesday about the possibility of a threat from China quietly buying upon land near U.S. military bases.

The reporter asking the question noted that it is a national security issue, but Kirby claimed that he is not the right person to ask about that, stating that it is “out of my swim lane,” and repeatedly attempting to pivot to “homeownership in the U.S.”

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

Videos: Biden Rambles Incoherently at Car Show and Gets Lost on a Stage Again

Joe Biden found time to wander around a car show in Detroit Wednesday, weirdly holding hands with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, before rambling incoherently, bragging about the economy being strong, and finally getting lost while on a stage.

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

Woke Twilio CEO Conducts “Anti-Racist” Mass Layoff

Yesterday saw San Francisco-based tech firm Twilio join the growing ranks of companies that are laying off employees as post-pandemic growth reality falls short of pandemic-pumping hype.

Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson announced plans to cut around 11% of the company’s workforce, after admitting that the company had grown too fast:

“Twilio has grown at an astonishing rate over the past couple years. It was too fast, and without enough focus on our most important company priorities. I take responsibility for those decisions, as well as the difficult decision to do this layoff.”

But this announcement was different.

For the first time we can remember, the CEO appeared to make the case that race was involved in the decision-making process around who lost their jobs…

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

“According to Trudeau I’m an Extremist” Twitter Trend Goes Viral

Canadians slandered by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for refraining the experimental COVID vaccines are taking back the narrative with a viral Twitter trend.

Across the country, Canadians are posting “According to Trudeau, I’m an extremist” to their timelines, followed by a description about themselves.

“I’m a 35 year-old Canadian. I’m a widow and single mother to five. I am university educated. I’m an accountant. I homeschool my kids and I am a hockey mom. According to Trudeau, I’m an extremist who needs to be dealt with. #TrudeauMustGo” tweeted Jayde.

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

Liberal Censorship Bill a “Power Grab” Over Free Speech: Former CRTC Commissioner

A former commissioner of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) called the Trudeau government’s internet regulation bill C-11 a “power grab over human communications.”

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, former commissioner Timothy Denton testified before the Senate transport and communication committee on Wednesday. Denton is currently serving as a chair on the Internet Society and has been vocal about his opposition to the bill in the past.

“It captures virtually all online audio and video,” said Denton. “(This bill is a) power grab over human communications across the internet and therefore deserves our distinct disdain.”

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

Poilievre SLAMS Trudeau for Importing ‘Dirty Dictator Oil’ Over Clean Canadian Energy

Throughout his political career, Pierre Poilievre has taken aim at many of the Liberal government’s policies, including the decision to import oil instead of harvesting Canada’s immense natural resources.

Now, as leader of the Conservative Party, the prime ministerial hopeful has vowed to make things right if elected.

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

Quebec Party Leaders React to Poilievre’s Landslide Leadership Win

The leaders of Quebec’s five major political parties addressed Pierre Poilievre’s landslide Conservative leadership victory this week in the midst of the provincial election campaign.

Like in the rest of Canada, Poilievre received an overwhelming amount of support in Quebec — winning 72 out of 78 ridings in the province.

Conservative Party of Quebec leader Eric Duhaime celebrated Poilievre’s win, saying in French that the latter “is a guy who will, I’m convinced, be a unifier.”

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

A Political Earthquake in Sweden

Remember when they laughed at Trump for that “last night in Sweden” quote?

Well, they’re not laughing now.

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

Britain Trained 5,000 Ukrainian Soldiers for Urban Warfare, Denmark Set to Follow Suit

Almost 5,000 Ukrainian soldiers have already been trained in the U.K. under the Interflex program, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine revealed on Wednesday.

Kyiv soldiers received basic knowledge and skills in tactical medicine, engineering, marksmanship, and psychological and tactical training, including the conduct of offensive and defensive actions in an urban area.

The courses were held with the participation of instructors from Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Ukraine, and Great Britain.

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

British Spirit: Queue to Pay Respects to Queen Approaches Five Miles

The queue of well-wishers waiting to pay their final respects to Queen Elizabeth II in London is now over four and a half miles, with a ribbon of people flanking the River Thames.

The vast queue of people who wish to have the opportunity to pay their final respects to Queen Elizabeth II, filing past her coffin in the ancient Westminster Hall in the final days before Monday’s Royal funeral, continues to grow in length.

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

EA Anti-Cheat System Raises Privacy and Security Concerns

The World Cup is coming later this fall and game giant EA must be anticipating it will be a busy time of year for football-based games, like its FIFA series — and has prepared some “in house” and remarkably intrusive technology to protect its revenue streams.

And so, it is FIFA 23 that is the first to receive a new anti-cheat system for PC games called EA AntiCheat (EAAC). What makes this one special is that it is implemented at the kernel level — the very heart of an operating system.

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

EU Brands Hungary an ‘Autocracy’

The European Parliament voted on Thursday to brand Hungary an “electoral autocracy.”

The symbolic declaration comes as the rift between Budapest and Brussels widens, with the EU accusing Hungary of corruption and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of breaking with the bloc on immigration and anti-Russian sanctions.

In a 433 to 123 vote, the parliament agreed to no longer consider Hungary a “democracy,” and instead to label it a “hybrid regime of electoral autocracy.”

In its report on Hungary’s political system, EU lawmakers alleged that the country’s elections and judicial independence are compromised, and that Orban’s government has restricted the rights of migrants, minorities, and the LGBT community. The report’s conclusions were based on an “increasing consensus among experts,” the document read.

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

France: Energy Rationing Hits Eiffel Tower as Paris Landmark Goes Dark to Save Power

The Eiffel Tower has now officially been hit by energy rationing measures, with Parisian authorities announcing that the landmark will go dark earlier to save energy.

Authorities in the French capital of Paris have announced that the Eiffel Tower has now officially been hit with energy rationing measures, forcing the monument to go dark as part of measures aimed at dropping the capital city’s energy usage.

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

Nigel Farage Says Tributes and Ceremony to Honour Queen Show the ‘Best of Britain’

The outpouring of public tributes and the ceremony displayed in the constitutional monarchy system following the death of Queen Elizabeth II has shown the very “best of Britain”, Brexit leader Nigel Farage remarked.

On Wednesday the late British Monarch’s coffin and the Imperial State Crown was drawn by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, with the King and the Royal Family following on foot. Along the majestic procession were thousands of mourners from the British public lining the route in sombre observance.

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

Poland to Russia and Germany: Give Us Back the Art You Stole From US

Poland has begun the “Empty Frames” campaign for the return of works of art that were looted by Russians and Germans during the Second World War.

Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister Piotr Glinski announced that Poland is to file seven more restitution claims for works of art taken from Poland by the Soviet Union during the Second World War. He said Poland will not give up on attempts to find and bring back its cultural heritage looted during the war.

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

Polish Parliament Overwhelmingly Approves Claim Against Germany for WWII Losses

The Polish parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution stating that Poland has never given up on its reparations claim against Germany and called on the Germans to accept political, historic, legal, and financial responsibility for all the damages caused by its invasion and occupation of Poland during the Second World War.

The resolution comes after a report compiled by the Polish government showed that Germany owed Poland €1.3 trillion for the enormous human, cultural, and economic losses Poland suffered during the war.

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

Professors Come Out in Support of Carnegie Mellon Prof Who Wished Queen Elizabeth II an ‘Excruciating’ Death

Thousands of university professors have signed an open letter in support of Carnegie Mellon University professor Uju Anya, who called Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II a “wretched woman” and a “genocidal colonizer,” adding, “may her pain be excruciating” in reaction to the news of the Queen’s poor health shortly before her death last week.

In their letter, the professors doubled down on Anya’s comments, writing that Queen Elizabeth II had sat “on a throne of Indigenous and Black blood, embedded in the overall legacy of the British monarchy,” and that “her actual government presided over and directly facilitated the genocide that Dr. Anya’s parents and siblings barely survived.”

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Queen’s Funeral to be Most Watched TV Event in History: 4 Billion+ Viewers Expected

The State funeral for Queen Elizabeth II on Monday is expected to be the most watched event in television history. Industry experts are already predicting upwards of four billion people across the world will watch as the Second Elizabethan Age draws to a fitting close.

The viewing figures — if achieved — would represent more than half the world’s population, eclipsing the estimated audience of 3.5 billion that watched Muhammad Ali open the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.

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Shock Video: Suspect Slashed Victims With Machete in Front of Church in England

Two people suffered knife wounds when a suspect stabbed them outside a church in broad daylight in England this week, according to reports.

The horrifying incident unfolded at around 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday in Huddersfield, a town in West Yorkshire.

A man wielding a large blade slashed two male victims near Huddersfield Parish Church in the town center for unknown reasons.

Footage of part of the attack was shared on social media.

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The EU is Running a Digital ID Pilot

The EU is preparing to launch a bloc-wide digital IDs pilot that uses the EU Digital Wallet. The pilot is a collaboration with banks and technology partners, including those providing biometrics-based facial recognition.

The EU already has its Digital Identity Wallet Consortium, but this is a new one, led by the Nordic-Baltic eID Project (NOBID).

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The European Parliament Only Wants to Blackmail Hungary, Warns Fidesz MEP

The European Parliament does not want to come to an agreement with Hungary, but to simply blackmail it because it cannot accept that the Hungarian people rejected both the Hungarian left and Brussels for the fourth time in the spring by re-electing a conservative government, MEP Balazs Hidvéghi (Fidesz) said in Strasbourg on Wednesday.

During the debate of the plenary session of the European Parliament (EP), Hidvéghi dismissed allegations from Eurocrats that Hungary had seriously breached the values upon which the European Union is founded. He called it shameful and unforgivable that a significant part of the European Parliament, together with the Hungarian left-wing MEPs, continue to attack his country with lies even in a war crisis situation, and persist with their political smear campaign against the Hungarian government.

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The Kids Are All Right: Swedish Youth Swing Right as Populists Make Gains at Ballot Box

Students in junior and senior high schools across Sweden are increasingly supporting right-wing parties according to the results of this year’s school elections, which saw the conservative Moderates and the populist Sweden Democrats account for 48 per cent of the overall vote.

The school elections, which allow students to vote in a mock national election, suggeststhat young people are shifting to the right and becoming increasingly conservative in their political views as the centre-right Moderates won the election with 27 per cent of the vote, followed by the populist-right Sweden Democrats (SD) with 21 per cent.

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UK: Two Stabbed in Broad Daylight Knife Attack Outside Church in Huddersfield

Two people have been taken to hospital after footage showed a knife attack outside a church in Huddersfield in broad daylight.

The stabbing is thought to have taken place near the junction of Byram Street and Kirkgate at around 5.45pm on Wednesday, 14 September.

Officers were called to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary an hour later to reports of two males with stab wounds. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

The suspect left in the direction of Wood Street and police are working to identify those responsible.

Detective Inspector Richard Hulme said: “This is a serious incident that happened on the streets of Huddersfield Town Centre in broad daylight.

“We have seen the video footage that has been circulated on social media and we are conducting a number of lines of enquiry.”

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

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UK’s National Health Service is Debating Partnership With Data Company Palantir

NHS England’s competition for the Federated Data Platform (FDP) contract has been delayed a second time, according to The Register. US-based spy technology company Palantir has been strongly tied with winning the £360 million ($421 million) contract.

A tender notice for the contract said that formal competition would begin in June. But in August officials said that the date was postponed to September 6. The deadline appears to have been missed again, and is awaiting the approval of the new minster for health Thérèse Coffey.

Although NHS England said that competition for the contract would be free and fair, it has been closely tied to Palantir.

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Unelected EU Chief Vows Bloc Will Absorb Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova

Ursula von der Leyen, the German defence minister turned unelected leader of the European Commission, said the European Union will not be “complete” until Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and the Western Balkans are absorbed by it.

In the President of the European Commission’s so-called State of the Union address, designed to ape the State of the Union address in the United State of America — in reflection of European integrationists’ ambition that the EU will one day become the United States of Europe — the German technocrat insisted that the “path towards strong democracies and the path towards our Union are one and the same.”

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US Investors Pull Out of ‘Dark’ Europe

The US investment bank JPMorgan, which wants to move its employees to London because of the imminent danger of a blackout in Germany, is not an isolated case. Other foreign analysts also consider Europe to be increasingly at risk — and are avoiding doing business in Europe. US companies are already focusing on their domestic businesses.

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Von Der Leyen Admits Europe ‘Should Have Listened to Poland, ‘ But When Kaczynski Warned the West About Russia, Polish Opposition Mocked Him

“We should have listened to the voices coming from Poland, the Baltic states and the whole of Central and Eastern Europe,” said the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in her address to the European Parliament on Wednesday. “For years they have been saying that Putin would not stop.”

One of the politicians she may have been referring to was Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS), but when Kaczynski warned that the West was ignoring Russia’s neo-imperialist policies, and highlighted the fact that relations of some countries in the EU with Russia were governed purely by economic considerations, the leaders of the then-ruling Civic Platform (PO) said that he was acting against Poland’s interests and being paranoid.

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Croatian Government Mandates All Gas Sales to State Power Company and Order 10% Increase in Gas Production

The Croatian government on Wednesday mandated oil company INA to sell all the gas produced in Croatia to the exclusively state-owned Croatian Electric Works (HEP); it must also increase its production by 10 percent, Croatian public television reported.

Croatia’s Economy and Energy Minister Davor Filipovic said after the government meeting on Tuesday that, following discussions with the crisis team responsible for the security of gas supply, a unanimous decision was made to recommend to the government a 10 percent increase in production, as well as the exclusive sale of all extracted gas to HEP.

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“Prologue to Third World War”: Kremlin Reacts to Security Guarantees for Ukraine

Ukraine wants a ‘NATO-esque’ bloc which can be called upon to immediately defend borders with Russia, which was proposed by a working group established by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Crucially it would include the United States and other NATO allies providing Ukraine with “security guarantees”. Kiev officials stressed in unveiling the plan Tuesday that it’s not meant as a replacement for NATO, but as a legally binding alliance to be in place while Ukraine eventually pursues full NATO membership, as Newsweek describes of the proposal:

The Kyiv Security Compact (KSC)—proposed by Andriy Yermak, the head of Zelensky’s office, and former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen—would also establish a “multi-decade” plan of investment, military training, and intelligence sharing to bolster Ukraine’s defensive capabilities as the country pursues full NATO membership.

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Ukraine War: President Zelenskyy Injured in Kyiv Car Crash After Battlefield Visit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was involved in a car crash, when his vehicle collided with another vehicle early Thursday morning after a battlefield visit.

A spokesperson said he was not seriously injured, but didn’t specify what injuries the president might have sustained.

Zelenskyy was returning to Kyiv from the Kharkiv region, where he visited troops in the recaptured city of Izium.

A passenger vehicle collided with the president’s motorcade in the Ukrainian capital, his spokesman, Sergii Nikiforov, said in a Facebook post.

The driver of the other vehicle received first aid from Zelenskyy’s medical team and was taken away by ambulance, he said.

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India: In Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), Hindu Teens of Dalit Community Were Raped, Murdered, Hanged From Tree, Confirms Autopsy Report; 6 Muslims Arrested

Upendra Bharti | HENB | Lakhimpur | Set 15, 2022:: Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district was rattled on Wednesday after the bodies of two minor Hindu girls of Dalit community were found hanging from a tree. According to the police, the teenage girls were raped before they were strangulated to death. Six Muslims have been accused so far for this chilling gang-rape and murder case under a clear religious angel towards kaffirs (non-believers).

The police have arrested six people who always claim to be followers of a ‘Religion of Peace’ in connection with the rape and murder of the two girls. The accused have been identified as Chottu, Junaid, Suhail, Kareemuddin, Arif and Hafeez-ur-Rehman.

While the police say that the girls knew the accused men and went with them on their own, the victims’ family has claimed that the girls were abducted from their home.

AUTOPSY REPORT POINTS BRUTALITY

The post-mortem report of the elder sister pointed at brutality. Three injuries apart from the strangulation marks were found on the 17-year-old victim’s body, as per the report.

Injuries were found on the back of the left mid-arm, back of the right mid-arm and 1 cm below the right eyelid.

The autopsy report of the younger sister has not been disclosed by the authority yet. It may be more shocking!

THE STRANGE POLICE ROLE

Strange to see the police role to dilute the case narrating a ‘friendship situation’ and even the police thrashed the mother of the victims whe she was going to police station for registering an First Information Report (FIR).

Speaking to India Today, a local journalist, Samarth Srivastava alleged that the police thrashed the victim’s mother when she had gone to register the complaint. The man claimed that he was near the police station when the woman had gone to register a complaint. The woman was beaten up for a while, and the police dragged her by her hair, the local journalist alleged.

According to the FIR filed by the victims’ mother, the girls were abducted from their home by the accused who came on motorcycles.

In the FIR, the mother claimed that Chottu, along with his friends, barged into the house of the girls and forcefully took them on a motorcycle. The mother also claimed that she was beaten by Chottu.

In a press conference on Thursday morning, Superintendent of Police of Lakhimpur Sanjeev Suman said as per preliminary investigation, the accused were friends with the girls. The girls left their home on Wednesday on the persuasion of Junaid and Sohail, who came on a motorcycle to pick them up.

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ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE CASE

— On Wednesday, the bodies of two minor Dalit girls were found hanging from a tree.

— The mother of the victims registered a complaint with the police in which she alleged that her daughters were raped and murdered.

— The police have arrested six people. According to the preliminary investigation, the police said the accused admitted raping and murdering the minor girls.

— All the accused have been booked under IPC Sections 302, 376 and the Pocso act, the SP said.

— After the news broke, the Opposition leaders, including Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, attacked the UP government over “increasing” crimes against women in the state.

— UP Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak has promised justice to the victims’ families in the case. “Junaid, Sohail, Hafizul, Karimuddin and Arif were involved. Girls were strangled to death and then hanged. The government will take such an action that the souls of their coming generations will also shiver. Justice will be given, proceedings via fast-track court,” he said.

THE TRAGIC END OF KEEPING RELATIONSHIP WITH MUSLIM BOYS

The Islamic victimization of two Dalit girls in Lakhimpur Kheri is not any exception. Many incidents like this rape, rape and murder, strangulating after gang-rape and hanging from tree; even raping after poisoning or intoxication, rape and burning, mutilation in personal parts after raping and all extreme variations as they can think peacefully against the kaffir girls are well exposed through the tragic ends of Hindu and all other Kaffir girls by the so-called or genuine Quran followers, beyond of anybody’s knowledge.

Seeing all such situations one after another, if anybody tries to make awareness among their girls and women folk to keep safe distance with such sex-hungry, pervert and fanatic people; he will be definitely marked as a communal one. In that way the outcry for an Islamophobic situation will rend the air with showering so many victim cards very peacefully.

The victimization rate of Love Jihad and Rape Jihad is high even in CM Yogi’s Uttar Pradesh, unfortunately.

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Indigenous Newsreader Who Asked for Britain to Apologise for Colonialism Publicly Backs NRLW Player Caitlin Moran Who Copped a One-Game Ban for Calling the Queen a ‘Dumb Dog’ — As She Defends ‘Speaking Her Truth’

The NRL has come down hard on Newcastle NRLW player Moran, slapping her with a one-match ban for sharing an Instagram post that referred to the Queen as a ‘dumb dog’

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White Cop Acquitted of Murdering a Young Aboriginal Teen Compared Indigenous Australians to ‘Neanderthals Who Drink Too Much Alcohol’ In ‘Blatantly Racist’ Text Messages

The messages were retrieved from the phone of Constable Zachary Rolfe, who was initially charged with the murder of Kumanjayi Walker, 19, during an arrest attempt at Yuendumu in 2019.

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Biden Begs Mexico to Keep Illegal Aliens From Crossing Into US

The Biden regime is pressuring Mexico to accept more migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and other Latin American countries under the Covid-19 expulsion order that the White House has sought an end to. This according to seven US sources and three Mexican sources.

Reuters reports that Secretary of State Antony Blinken has raised concerns about the stark increase in illegal immigrants coming from the countries during a visit to Mexico City. Mexico, however, did not promise any specific action.

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DeSantis: Hypocritical Democrats Don’t Want Illegals in Their Affluent Neighborhoods

On Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was speaking at an event for truckers and called out the hypocrisy of Democrat leaders who once supported open borders but have now expressed concern over illegal aliens landing in their cities and towns.

“The minute even a small fraction of what those border towns deal with every day is brought to their front door, they all of a sudden go berserk and they’re so upset this is happening,” DeSantis said of leaders such as NYC Mayor Eric Adams and Washington, DC Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser. “It just shows you, you know, their virtue signaling is a fraud,” DeSantis added.

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Gavin Newsom Begs DOJ to Investigate Ron DeSantis for ‘Kidnapping’ After Sending Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

California Gov. Gavin Newson (D) on Thursday wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland urging the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for “kidnapping” after the Florida governor sent illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard.

DeSantis took credit for the roughly 50 migrants who arrived in Martha’s Vineyard, a vacation island where former President Barack Obama owns a $15 million home, on Wednesday.

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Italy: Over a Thousand Illegal Migrants Arrive in Less Than a Day

In less than the span of a day, Italy has seen over a thousand migrants arrive in Sicily and on the island of Lampedusa, which has once again seen its migrant reception centre completely overwhelmed and filled far beyond capacity.

The island of Lampedusa, which lies between Tunisia and Sicily, saw around 800 migrants arrive within a 24-hour period this week including 550 migrants who arrived on just 12 different boats after crossing the Mediterranean on Monday. Another 123 migrants, mostly from Egypt Pakistan and Bangladesh, were intercepted on another boat and a further 239 managed to reach the island on Tuesday.

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Kamala Harris Ignores Reporter’s Question About Migrants Bussed to Her DC Residence by Texas Gov. Abbott, After She Was Ridiculed Over Claim Border is Secure

Vice President Kamala Harris ignored questions from reporters about migrants who were bussed to her Washington DC home who claimed they strolled across the border easily — days after she insisted it was secure.

Harris declared on Sunday that the border is ‘secure’ in an interview and has now found herself in the midst of an attack by Gov Greg Abbott against Democrat immigration rules.

She was asked her thoughts on the situation by a pool reporter after giving a speech at the United Against Hate Summit, at the White House on Thursday morning.

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Martha’s Vineyard Declares a Humanitarian Crisls Over Influx of Just FIFTY Venezuelan Migrants

Republicans slam liberal island’s ‘pathetic’ reaction and ask: ‘What about the THOUSANDS arriving in Texas every single day?’

Martha’s Vineyard authorities have described the arrival of 50 migrants on their affluent island as a ‘humanitarian crisis’ — despite the median household income being significantly higher than the national average.

The declaration came as a lawmaker who previously said that he would ‘love’ to see the wealthy area turn into a ‘haven’ for immigrants slammed Governor Ron DeSantis for flying in 50 migrants.

‘To our Island community, here is an update on current humanitarian crisis on Martha’s Vineyard,’ the official account of the tourist board tweeted on Thursday.

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Migrants Are Plucked From English Channel After 38 Plunge Into Sea When Dinghy Deflates While RNLI Pick Up Another 40 Trying to Make the Crossing

Dozens of migrants were plucked from the English Channel today after their dinghy ‘rapidly deflated’, sparking a dramatic rescue operation involving a helicopter, aeroplane and several RNLI boats.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed that 38 people were rescued after coming into difficulty while attempting the 21-mile crossing this morning — before a further 40 were intercepted and escorted to a beach in Kent at around 2pm.

Some were in the water for almost an hour after their dinghy rapidly deflated in UK waters at around 6.17am.

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Now He Knows How it Feels! NYC Mayor Eric Adams Claims the Big Apple is ‘Near Breaking Point’ After Texas Bused 11,000 Migrants to ‘Sanctuary City’…

— while El Paso has thousands of immigrants sleeping on the streets

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has admitted shelters are at the ‘breaking point’ after Texas bused nearly 11,000 migrants to the ‘sanctuary city.’

In a statement on Wednesday, Adams expressed frustration over Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s busing policy that has inundated the Big Apple with thousands of migrants and left a group of 60 without access to a shelter on Monday.

‘In this new and unforeseen reality, where we expect thousands more to arrive every week going forward, the city’s system is nearing its breaking point,’ Adams said. ‘As a result, the city’s prior practices, which never contemplated the bussing of thousands of people into New York City, must be reassessed.

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Own it! Wealthy Martha’s Vineyard Locals Now Face Pressure to Welcome Newly Arrived Venezuelan Migrants Into Their Homes After Displaying Lawn Signs Saying ‘We Stand With Immigrants… All Are Welcome Here’

Conservatives have joked that Martha’s Vineyard residents will be tearing down woke yard signs proclaiming that refugees and migrants are welcome after Ron DeSantis flew 50 of them to the wealthy island.

Right-wing commenters believe many residents of the ritzy enclave will be tearing down the popular signs for fear of being asked to put their money where their mouths are, and take in some of the mainly-Venezuelan incomers.

‘Whole lotta Martha’s Vineyard residents about to take down the ‘all are welcome here’ lawn signs sitting in front of their mansions,’ joked Andrew Wagner, a GOP operative in Minnesota, in a tweet.

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Surprise Right-Wing Victory in Sweden Follows Immigration Concerns

A right-wing bloc which includes a nationalist anti-immigration party has won a narrow majority in Sweden’s parliament. Center-left Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson conceded defeat on Wednesday. She stepped down Thursday.

The Scandinavian country has welcomed refugees for decades. But amid a crime wave linked to immigration, Sweden turned to right-wing parties for solutions, Koin reports.

Populist Sweden Democrats leader Jimmie Akesson declared victory for the four-party bloc.

“Now it will be enough with the failed Social Democratic policy that for eight years has continued to lead the country in the wrong direction,” Akesson said. “It is time to start rebuilding security, welfare and cohesion. It is time to put Sweden first. The Sweden Democrats will be a constructive and driving force in this work.”

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UK: Home Office Refuses to Comment on Record Migrant Numbers During Period of National Mourning

The Home Office is refusing to issue comments on the illegal migrant crisis in the English Channel after a new yearly record was set this week, with bureaucrats claiming that it would be inappropriate to discuss the issue during a time of national mourning.

Another grim milestone was reached this week in the ongoing migrant crisis in the English Channel, with 29,130 illegal migrants being recorded as having reached British shores since the start of the year, after 601 landed on Monday and a further 538 came on Tuesday, according to Ministry of Defence statistics.

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Breaking: Arizona Superintendent Sued Over ‘Sex Chat Room’ For Minors

Kathy Hoffman, the Superintendent for Arizona’s Department of Education has been hit with a lawsuit for sending sexually explicit material to children.

According to AZ Free News, the lawsuit filed in the Maricopa County Superior Court alleges Hoffman advertised links “to chat rooms where minors discuss sex and gender with adults present and without parents necessarily knowing.”

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Canadian School Board Surveys Students on Sexual Orientation

A Canadian school board is asking 11-year-old students to divulge their sexual orientation to school staff.

The Upper Grand District School Board in Guelph, Ontario, sent a survey to all students in the school district asking Grade 7 students and older to reveal their sexual orientation in a non-anonymized census.

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Justices Side With LGBTQ Group at Jewish University, For Now

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for an LGBTQ group to gain official recognition from a Jewish university in New York, though that may not last.

By a 5-4 vote Wednesday, the justices lifted a temporary hold on a court order that requires Yeshiva University to recognize the group, the YU Pride Alliance, even as a legal fight continues in New York courts.

Two conservatives, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, sided with the court’s three liberal justices to form a majority.

The disagreement among the justices appears to be mostly about procedure, with the majority writing in a brief unsigned order that Yeshiva should return to state court to seek quick review and temporary relief while the case continues.

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Senate Will Delay Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Measure Until After Midterms

The Senate will delay its vote on same-sex marriage until after the midterms, Wisconsin Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a lead sponsor of the bipartisan measure, said Thursday.

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Video: Dem. Senator Issues “Literally a Call to Arms” Against Pro-Life Movement

Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono was slammed Wednesday after she stood on the Senate floor and declared that opposing the pro-life movement is “literally call to arms in our country.”

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WEF Highlights Benefits of a ‘Personal Carbon Allowance’ In Newly Published Piece

The World Economic Forum has released an article justifying the necessity of surveillance technology for patrolling carbon emissions at a personal level.

Through an initiative generally referred to as “My Carbon”, climate concerned individuals are able to monitor their own carbon footprint through a “personal allowance program.” And while these types of ideas are not new, as tracking and surveillance technology becomes more effective and prevalent the idea has gained momentum.

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

  1. https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR3063.html
    I read this analytical note at my leisure.
    Hm. Marvelous. For all 30 years, the Kremlin has mocked the Russians to please the West, tried to be friends, wagged its tail like a submissive lap dog, drove resources and finances through the oligarchs to the West, but apparently this is not enough.
    We just interfered with someone by the fact of our existence.
    Instead of being friends, the West behaved like Hannibal Lector, who needs to eat our liver with Chianti.
    Hm. The Kremlin will play along with the West in this as well. We will be destroyed.

    Along the way, a good servant of the West named Putin freed Ukraine from the population. Who will be settled on these lands now? The question is rhetorical. And the Russians will pay for this holiday of the replacement of peoples with their reparations.

  2. Sweden. Obviously the kids are not stupid. They realise that it is the young who pay the price of mass migration while middle class middle aged liberals sit at home in comfort steeped in their globalist values. Young people struggle to get work, don’t get the subsidies, don’t get extra help in education, get stabbed when they try and go out and enjoy themselves, get discriminated against everywhere so, yeah, if they are smart they should vote against having their inheritance stolen from them.

    • Sara: “if they are smart…”

      The indoctrination of the young is so strong that they are literally taught how to negate themselves. It’s cultural suicide.

  3. Re. Poland demands. Doesn’t anyone find the timing a bit strange, as if they’ve been waiting for a specific kind of “weather” all those years.

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