Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/6/2022

The annual rate of inflation in the Netherlands has risen above 12%, which is a record high. Meanwhile, the Scottish government used its emergency powers to impose a freeze on rail fares and rent.

In other news, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that most citizens will be required to get an updated annual mRNA injection to protect them from seasonal variants of COVID-19.

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

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Financial Crisis
» “Lehman Event” Looms for Europe as Energy Companies Face $1.5T in Margin Calls
» Calgary Food Bank Threatened by Inflation and Low Donor Support
» Dutch Inflation Climbs to Record 12%
» Economist: Europeans Are “Mad With Anger and it Will Worsen”
» Energy Crisis: 30 Public Pools in France Suddenly Close After Energy Bills Jump From €15 Million to €100 Million
» Germans Bring Back Cold War Era ‘Monday Protests’ Amid Cost of Living Crisis
» Italy: ‘Now it Will be Chaos!’ Naples Rocked by Protests as Locals Burn Exorbitant Energy Bills
» Scotland Moves to Freeze Rent and Rail Fares Through Emergency Powers
 
USA
» “A Dangerous Escalation”: Majority of Americans Think Biden Speech Was “Designed to Incite Conflict”
» “Blackouts Imminent” — 75,000 Powerless as Record California Power Usage Sparks ‘Demand Response Event’
» ‘25,000 Dead Registrants’: Why Legal Nonprofit is Suing Soros-Backed Michigan Elections Chief
» Breaking: Project Veritas Exposes NYC Charter School Principal Discriminatory Hiring Practices
» COVID “Much More Easily Explained” By Lab Leak: Harvard PhD & Rutgers Chem Professor
» Dr Fauci Claims Annually Updated mRNA COVID Injections Required for Most of Population
» Embalmers Are Making Shocking Discoveries in the Blood of the Dead
» Everyday Americans Respond to Biden Calling Them “Threat to the Very Soul of This Nation”
» Exclusive: The FBI Secretly Pressured Americans to Waive Away Their Gun Rights
» Exclusive: ‘I Suffered a Hell of a Lot More Than You Ever Will… I Was Arrested With Nelson Mandela’: Biden Tells Hunter to Stop ‘Wallowing in Self-Pity’ in Scene From My Son Hunter Mocking President’s Stories and Gaffes
» Florida Woman Accused of Chasing Relative Down Street, Shooting Him Dead
» Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Fast Food Bill Decried as “California Food Tax”
» Huh? Biden Screams That He “Beat Pharma This Year”
» Illinois Law Will Release Those Charged With Second-Degree Murder Without Bail
» Jennifer Lawrence Has ‘Recurring Nightmares’ About Tucker Carlson
» Judge Says Fauci, Jean-Pierre Have to Turn Over Emails to Social Media Companies to Schmitt
» LAPD Investigation Using Body Camera Footage Discredits Antifa Activist’s Viral Claims
» Lawsuit Claims Fellowship for Minorities is Illegal for Banning White Applicants: ‘Blatant Discrimination’
» Math, English Proficiency Plunge in DC Following Pandemic Restrictions
» Poll: 62 Percent Say Joe Biden Consulted, Perhaps Profited From Family Business Deals
» Trump and Biden Both Finished?
» Video: Biden Says He “Ran to Restore Decency, Honor, And to Treat People With Respect”
» Walking Around Outside the Capitol is Now Officially ‘Insurrection,’ Says Judge
» Watch: TV Anchor Has “Lots of Questions” After Suffering Stroke Live on-Air
 
Canada
» “Vast Majority” of Businesses Expect Supply Chain to Worsen This Year: StatsCAN
» All About Quebec’s Ban on Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production
» Canadian University Cancels Hockey to be ‘Inclusive’
» Edmonton Will Fine Businesses Offering Single-Use Plastics Next Year
» Manhunt Enters Third Day With Suspect in Saskatchewan Mass Stabbing Still at Large
» Parole Board of Canada Previously Claimed Releasing Saskatchewan Mass-Stabbing Suspect Would ‘Contribute to the Protection of Society’
» Prosecutor Tries to Slap Coutts Blockade Supporter With Punishing Release Conditions
» Saskatchewan Mass Murder Suspect Has Decades-Long Criminal History, Including Stabbing Friends With Fork
» Update: RCMP Vehicles Deployed to James Smith Community After Possible Sighting of Saskatchewan Suspect
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria: Traffic Chaos in Vienna Due to Blackout
» ‘Fighting for the Soul of Europe’ — Serbian Orthodox Church Decorates PM Orban for Defending Christianity
» Green Hypocrisy: In Final Act as Prime Minister, Net-Zero Mad Boris Johnson Takes Private Jet
» Italy’s Salvini Breaks Ranks: ‘End Energy Sanctions Against Russia Because We Are on Our Knees’
» Italy to Turn Down Winter Heating to Help Cut Gas Consumption
» Labour Leader Thinks Dutch PM Rutte’s Cabinet Will Fall by Christmas
» Sweden’s Psychological Defense Agency: Good Disinformation is “Basically True”
» UK: London: ‘Around 100’ Combatants Turn Neighborhood Into War Zone
» UK: Ten Climate Protestors Arrested at Somerset Dairy Plant
 
Middle East
» OPEC Plus Agrees to Cut Production by 100,000 Barrels a Day
 
Russia
» Ukraine War: Russians to Pay €45 More to Enter EU Under New Rules
 
South Asia
» Delhi Police Under MOHA Cancelled the Jantar Mantar Prog of Sept 6 Held by Bengali Hindu Refugee Organisations in Support of Minority People in Bangladesh
» Protesters Across Indonesia Rally Against Fuel Price Hikes
 
Far East
» China Moves to Suppress Online “Rumors” In Preparation for Party Congress
» Citizens in China Allegedly Sleeping on Streets After QR Codes Prevent Entry to Apartments
 
Australia — Pacific
» Aussie Struck Down With Monkeypox Reveals How He Got the Virus — as He Opens Up About What the Illness Really Looks Like and How to Spot the Signs: ‘it Hasn’t Done Wonders for My Love Life’
» Australian University Student Newspaper Defends Publishing Controversial How-to-Shoplift Guide
» Australian Banks Embrace Digital ID
» Fears for Pregnant Mum After Sickening Attack by a Teenage Girl Saw Her Slammed to the Ground and Dragged by Her Hair in Front of Her Terrified Twins — as More Footage of the Horror Bashing Emerges
» Inside Loyal Jetstar Worker’s Bizarre Trip to the Chemist After the Budget Airline Ordered Her to Get a COVID Vaccine — Before She Was Fired After 10 Years of Service
» New Law Push to Try and Get Boomers to Sell Their Homes to Free Up Houses for Younger Families
» Two Alleged Gang Rapists Walk Free on Bail After Being Accused of Pack Attack on a 22-Year-Old Woman in Her Own Home When Tinder Date is Alleged to Have Gone Horrifically Wrong
 
Immigration
» Germany Needs Permanent Border Controls With Czechia to STEM Migrant Crisis, Says Head of German Police Unions
» Trans Woman Hospitalised One Week After Illegal Migrant Beat Trans Man to Death in Germany
» U.K. Lifeboat Charity Being Used as Taxi Service for Illegal Migrants
 
Culture Wars
» Cancel Culture Database to Track Cancel Culture Incidents in Universities?
» Chaplain Claims Church of England Deemed Him “Risk to Children” For Questioning LGBT Ideology
» ‘I Live With My Mummy and My Other Mummy’: Peppa Pig Introduces Classmate Character Who is Being Brought Up by Same-Sex Parents
» Irish Teacher Jailed Following His Refusal to Use Student’s Gender-Neutral Pronoun is Member of Evangelical Christian Family Who Have Protested Against Abortions and Gay Marriage
» Kansas School District Pays $95k Settlement After Suspending Teacher for Not Using Preferred Pronouns
» Newly Named Cardinal Says Gay Sex is Not Sinful for Non-Christians
» Protesters Gather to Denounce YMCA Decision to Ban Grandmother From Pool Over ‘Discrimination’
» Teacher Sent to Jail After Refusing to Use ‘Gender-Neutral’ Pronouns at Ireland School
» UK: Company Co-Founder to ‘Take Break’ After Trans Backlash Against His Support for JK Rowling, Graham Linehan and Women’s Rights
» UK: Exclusive: ‘I’ve Been Called a Nazi for Saying Women Don’t Have Penises’
» UN Will Meet Next Year to ‘Better Prepare for Next Pandemic’
» Watch: Utah ‘Back to School Pride Night’ Features ‘Family Friendly’ Drag Show
 

“Lehman Event” Looms for Europe as Energy Companies Face $1.5T in Margin Calls

European energy companies are facing margin calls of a total of $1.5 trillion in the derivatives market and many would need policy support to cover them amid wild swings and skyrocketing gas and power prices, an executive at Norway’s energy major Equinor told Bloomberg on Tuesday. According to Helge Haugane, Equinor’s senior vice president for gas and power, the $1.5-trillion estimate is even “conservative”.

Liquidity at energy firms is drying up as many companies have started to struggle to meet their margin calls on the energy derivatives market.

“If the companies need to put up that much money, that means liquidity in the market dries up and this is not good for this part of the gas markets,” Equinor’s Haugane told Bloomberg.

Some countries in the EU have already decided to set up funds to avoid a collapse of their energy derivatives markets. Finland and Sweden put out plans this weekend to support their energy companies trading in the electricity derivatives markets, looking to avoid a “Lehman Brothers” event in their respective energy industries and financial systems.

“This has had the ingredients for a kind of a Lehman Brothers of energy industry,” Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Mika Lintila, said on Sunday, as carried by Reuters, commenting on the energy crisis in Europe.

The crisis deepened after Russia said on Friday that the Nord Stream gas pipeline to Germany would remain closed indefinitely, and blamed on Monday the Western sanctions for this situation.

Finland discussed stabilization measures required in the electricity derivatives market, and a proposed central government scheme “is a last-resort financing option for companies that would otherwise be at risk of insolvency,” the Finnish government said in a statement on Sunday.

Finland will look to set up a loan and guarantee scheme of up to $9.92 billion (10 billion euro), under which the State may grant loans or guarantees to companies engaged in electricity production in Finland.

           — Hat tip: RF [Return to headlines]
 

Calgary Food Bank Threatened by Inflation and Low Donor Support

Calgary’s Mustard Seed food bank is concerned that it will not be able to meet demand as it struggles to cope with inflation and a dip in donations.

The cost of a meal has surged as Canada faces historic inflation levels. Prices for one single meal have jumped to $5.38 from $3.51 in 2021.

“If we were to compare to, let’s say 2019, which was a normal year, the donations are down. But on top of that . . . some of our regular meal sponsorships are also down, and meal sponsorship is directly tied to volunteers,” street director Andrew Gusztak told the Calgary Herald.

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

Dutch Inflation Climbs to Record 12%

Inflation in the Netherlands rose to 12 percent in August, from 10.3 percent a month earlier. A new record for the Netherlands, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported, using its own calculation method. Higher energy bills, in particular, led to rising inflation. CBS’s own calculation includes, among other things, housing costs like rent. The European method does not take account of this.

Energy was 151 percent more expensive in August than in the same month a year earlier. In July, it was 108 percent more expensive. Clothing and food also rose in price. CBS highlighted pasta products as becoming considerably more expensive. Motor fuels rose less rapidly on an annual basis than a month earlier. That pushed inflation down a bit.

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

Economist: Europeans Are “Mad With Anger and it Will Worsen”

Predicting that cost of living protests in the Czech Republic and Germany will spread around the continent, a prominent economist warns that European citizens are “mad with anger and it will worsen.”

On Saturday, over 70,000 people took to the streets of Prague to demand an end to weapons supplies and neutrality regarding the conflict in Ukraine.

Numerous demonstrations are also set to take place in major German cities over the next month as energy bills and inflation soar as a result of sanctions on Russia and over dependence on green energy.

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

Energy Crisis: 30 Public Pools in France Suddenly Close After Energy Bills Jump From €15 Million to €100 Million

For French people looking to exercise in a public pool or cool off as the summer comes to an end, Europe’s energy crisis is hitting close to home. Faced with rising energy prices, which are hitting all aspects of daily life in France, one swimming pool operator is now in deep water and shutting down 30 pools.

This Monday, the company Vert Marine, which has 2,000 employees and operates dozens of swimming pools in France on behalf of local authorities, announced the closure of a third of the public pools the company operates, saying it could longer cope with soaring bills. The company is pointing to an astronomical increase in its energy bill, stating that it went from €15 million to €100 million, which now equals the entire annual turnover of the company.

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

Germans Bring Back Cold War Era ‘Monday Protests’ Amid Cost of Living Crisis

Thousands of people on Monday have taken to the streets in Leipzig, the most populous city in the German state of Saxony, to protest against the rising cost of living amid soaring inflation in the European country.

Nearly 3,000 demonstrators staged a rally in Leipzig, a bustling German city with a population of approximately 560,000, to protest against high living costs and growing energy prices amid the simmering Ukraine conflict.

The angry demonstrators denounced the government’s inefficiency in supporting measures to overcome the crisis that has assumed alarming proportions in recent months, especially after Germany and other European states imposed a slew of sanctions on Russia over its military operation in Ukraine.

The protest on Monday came amid calls from Germany’s left and the right for regular Monday protests against the rising cost of living in a “hot autumn”.

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

Italy: ‘Now it Will be Chaos!’ Naples Rocked by Protests as Locals Burn Exorbitant Energy Bills

RESIDENTS in Naples gathered on the street and burned exorbitant energy bills as people cannot afford to pay for their energy.

Footage shared online captured Naples locals gathering in the streets in front of the city town hall to protest against the soaring energy bills crisis that people in Italy are now facing. In the clip, protesters are seen burning their bills in a metallic basket as they scream “we don’t want [soaring bills] anymore”.

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

Scotland Moves to Freeze Rent and Rail Fares Through Emergency Powers

Scotland has moved to freeze rent and rail fares with emergency laws allow ministers to take necessary action to protect the most vulnerable.

Announcing the plan on Tuesday, September 6, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that the country did not have the power to introduce an energy bill freeze. But she said the government had the power to make other changes that would help workers and tenants get through the winter.

Calling the cost of living crisis a “humanitarian emergency” she said: “We will take immediate action to protect tenants in the private and social renting sectors.”

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

“A Dangerous Escalation”: Majority of Americans Think Biden Speech Was “Designed to Incite Conflict”

A majority of Americans, 56.8% think Biden’s declaration of war on Trump voters was a “dangerous escalation in rhetoric” which was “designed to incite conflict amongst Americans,” according to a new poll by the Trafalgar group.

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

“Blackouts Imminent” — 75,000 Powerless as Record California Power Usage Sparks ‘Demand Response Event’

Update (2030ET): As was expected earlier, California power usage surged to a record high this afternoon raising the emergency status of the state’s electrical system to the highest possible level amid a blistering heat wave, which means rolling blackouts are imminent.

This triggered a “demand response event”…

And CA ISO is warning of more “blackouts imminent”.

“This is going to be so dicey,” Michael Wara, director of Stanford University’s climate and energy policy program, said earlier in the day.

“There’s a gap for two hours in the evening right now between available supply and projected demand.”

This farce for one of the most-taxed states comes just four days after President Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm praised the state’s green energy policies.

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

‘25,000 Dead Registrants’: Why Legal Nonprofit is Suing Soros-Backed Michigan Elections Chief

Following a recent win in his legal battle to compel Michigan Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to purge 25,000 deceased voters from her state’s rolls, Public Interest Legal Foundation President J. Christian Adams explained his suit on the “Just the News, Not Noise” television show on Friday.

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

Breaking: Project Veritas Exposes NYC Charter School Principal Discriminatory Hiring Practices

Project Veritas has exposed another teacher who engages in discriminatory hiring practices and encourages the indoctrination of students. An assistant principal in Neighborhood Charter Schools in New York City is revealed to use interview questions to weed out candidates who will not go along with his progressive agenda.

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

COVID “Much More Easily Explained” By Lab Leak: Harvard PhD & Rutgers Chem Professor

Submitted by QTR’s Fringe Finance

Over the weekend, Dr. Richard Ebright of Rutgers University laid out what I can only describe as a damning chronology of circumstantial evidence supporting the case for Covid-19 emerging from a lab in Wuhan, instead of via natural origins.

Dr. Richard Ebright is the Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University and Laboratory Director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology. Ebright received an A.B. summa cum laude in biology from Harvard University in 1981 and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Harvard University in 1987. You can find more on Dr. Ebright’s resume here and can follow him on Twitter here.

I had previously interviewed Dr. Richard Ebright back in September 2021, where he said that Dr. Anthony Fauci had lied “knowingly, willfully and brazenly” about gain-of-function research. In my opinion, Ebright has been someone who has concerned himself with the facts from day one when commenting about Covid. He isn’t an anti-vaxxer (he called vaccines the “only way to end the pandemic” in 2021) and is hardly a conspiracy theorist.

Upon reviewing the thread laid out by Ebright, Justin B. Kinney, an Associate Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Princeton PhD commented that the thread was “much more compelling” than the evidence recently published by Worobey et al. and Pekar et al. in Science,” referring to a July 2022 study that concluded the virus came from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market (and was riddled, in my opinion, with conflicts of interest and ties to the CDC and WHO).

“This evidence is not dispositive, but were the lab leak hypothesis incorrect, it would represent a staggering set of coincidences,” Kinney wrote on Monday.

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

Dr Fauci Claims Annually Updated mRNA COVID Injections Required for Most of Population

Dr Anthony Fauci has gone viral after claiming that an annually updated mRNA covid injections is likely required for the majority of the population, as reported on Tuesday, September 6.

Video footage of Dr Fauci making the claims on annual mRNA covid injections went viral on Twitter:

“NOW — Outgoing Fauci claims annually updated mRNA injections are likely required for most of the population.”

“MORE — “However, some particularly vulnerable groups may continue to need more frequent vaccination against COVID-19,” Fauci added.”

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

Embalmers Are Making Shocking Discoveries in the Blood of the Dead

It sounds like a bad horror movie script from the 1960s, but it isn’t.

The Epoch Times is reporting that embalmers from around the nation are speaking out about strange blood clots they have been finding in the bodies of the deceased since around 2020 or 2021.

The clots are said to be white, fibrous, and rubbery and can be the size of a grain of sand or as long as a human leg. They can be as thick as a pinky finger. One embalmer claimed they can be “nearly the strength of steel.” Embalmers across the nation are contending that these clots are not normal.

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

Everyday Americans Respond to Biden Calling Them “Threat to the Very Soul of This Nation”

Following Joe Biden’s double down Sunday that “MAGA proposals are a threat to the very soul of this country,” everyday Americans responded with examples of how dangerous they are to the nation.

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

Exclusive: The FBI Secretly Pressured Americans to Waive Away Their Gun Rights

The FBI secretly pressured Americans into signing forms that relinquish their rights to own, purchase or even use firearms, according to a trove of internal documents and communications obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The forms were presented by the FBI to people at their homes and in other undisclosed locations, according to bureau documents unearthed through the Freedom of Information Act by the firearm rights group Gun Owners of America (GOA) and shared with the DCNF. At least 15 people between 2016 and 2019 signed the secret forms, which ask signatories to declare themselves as either a “danger” to themselves or others or lacking “mental capacity adequately to contract or manage” their lives.

GOA and attorneys who specialize in Second Amendment law told the DCNF the existence of the forms raise serious legal questions.

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

Exclusive: ‘I Suffered a Hell of a Lot More Than You Ever Will… I Was Arrested With Nelson Mandela’: Biden Tells Hunter to Stop ‘Wallowing in Self-Pity’ in Scene From My Son Hunter Mocking President’s Stories and Gaffes

Some of President Joe Biden’s biggest gaffes, including his infamous story about a guy called ‘Corn Pop’, are reenacted in the upcoming film My Son Hunter.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Woman Accused of Chasing Relative Down Street, Shooting Him Dead

FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. — A Florida woman is accused of chasing one of her relatives down a neighborhood street and shooting him on Saturday. The man died at a church before someone could bring him to the hospital.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened on Pine Street in Fruitland Park. Detectives say the woman was at a home on Pine Street when she saw her relative, 39-year-old Jesse McParlin, walking through the neighborhood.

“According to witnesses, the female began yelling at McParlin and then chased him down the street and shot him with a handgun. Detectives learned there was apparently a long-standing grudge between the two,” the sheriff’s office said.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Fast Food Bill Decried as “California Food Tax”

Authored by Caden Pearsen via The Epoch Times

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced that he signed legislation targeting some fast food franchises to lift minimum wages to $22 per hour and change working conditions. Opponents have described the bill as “hypocritical” and “ill-considered.”

The bill will create a 10-member Fast Food Council appointed by Newsom, a Democrat, and other state lawmakers.

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

Huh? Biden Screams That He “Beat Pharma This Year”

During a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee Monday, Joe Biden screamed that he “beat pharma this year” despite the fact that he provided billions in record profits for the pharmaceutical industry by attempting to enforce vaccine mandates.

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

Illinois Law Will Release Those Charged With Second-Degree Murder Without Bail

An Illinois law taking effect in the new year will release those charged with second-degree murder, aggravated battery and arson without bail.

The so-called SAFE-T Act would end cash bail and includes 12 non-detainable offences, second-degree murder, aggravated battery and arson without bail, as well as drug-induced homicide, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, intimidation, aggravated DUI, aggravated fleeing and eluding, drug offences and threatening a public official.

All these crimes will become non-detainable offences after the act takes effect on January 1, meaning criminals will be charged with and released for these crimes without bail.

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said it will be the “end of days” once the law takes effect. Will County is the second largest county of the 6-county Chicago metro region.

The bill “will destroy the city and the state of Illinois,” Glasgow said on July 16. “I don’t even understand (how) the people who support it can’t realize that.”

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

Jennifer Lawrence Has ‘Recurring Nightmares’ About Tucker Carlson

Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence said she has “recurring nightmares” about Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson in an interview with Vogue released Tuesday.

The actress described her “emotional” state since the Supreme Court’s decision Jun. 24 to overturn Roe v. Wade and her healing process while dealing with the political division in her family. She spoke with her therapist about the “recurring nightmares” she’s had about Carlson, according to the interview.

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

Judge Says Fauci, Jean-Pierre Have to Turn Over Emails to Social Media Companies to Schmitt

A federal judge in Louisiana ruled Tuesday that White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Dr. Anthony Fauci will have to turn over any emails they sent to social media companies about misinformation or the censorship of social media content. The ruling is part of a lawsuit filed in May by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, accusing the Biden administration of working with social media companies to suppress free speech, particularly surrounding COVID-19 and elections

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

LAPD Investigation Using Body Camera Footage Discredits Antifa Activist’s Viral Claims

The Los Angeles Police Department has determined that claims of unnecessary force and action brought forth by Antifa member and journalist Vishal Pratap Singh against LAPD officers were “unfounded” following a July 2021 incident.

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

Lawsuit Claims Fellowship for Minorities is Illegal for Banning White Applicants: ‘Blatant Discrimination’

EXCLUSIVE — Nonprofit organization Do No Harm filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Health Affairs and Project Hope, claiming a fellowship for minorities is illegal because of “blatant discrimination” against White applicants.

The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that Health Affairs, a prominent health policy journal and its parent company Project Hope are “running a race-segregated health journal fellowship” called Health Equity Fellowship for Trainees.

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

Math, English Proficiency Plunge in DC Following Pandemic Restrictions

Young students in Washington, D.C. are scoring lower on tests in critical subjects following the coronavirus pandemic.

The math proficiency rate in grades 3-12 declined to 19% in 2022, down from 31% in 2019, pre-pandemic, according to the Washington Examiner. Moreover, English proficiency rates dropped to 31% from 37% in the same period.

The rates declined more sharply among minority communities, the outlet noted. Black student proficiency in language arts dropped to 20% from 28% while Hispanic students saw a decline from 37% to 31%.

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

Poll: 62 Percent Say Joe Biden Consulted, Perhaps Profited From Family Business Deals

Sixty-two percent of registered voters believe President Joe Biden likely consulted and perhaps profited from Biden family business deals, a Tuesday Rasmussen poll found.

Only one-third of respondents said they do not believe Joe Biden was likely consulted about his family’s business dealings with CCP-linked companies.

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

Trump and Biden Both Finished?

Is it becoming increasingly likely that neither Biden or Trump will be candidates in 2024?

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

Video: Biden Says He “Ran to Restore Decency, Honor, And to Treat People With Respect”

During a Labor Day speech in Pittsburgh Monday, Joe Biden commented that he ran for president to “restore decency” to the country and to “treat people with respect,” yet he has spent the past week demonising half of the country as a ‘violent extremist threat to the nation’.

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

Walking Around Outside the Capitol is Now Officially ‘Insurrection,’ Says Judge

A New Mexico judge permanently banished a county commissioner from U.S. public office Tuesday for insurrectionary conduct related to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Otero County Commissioner and Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin was caught on video illegally breaching Capitol security barriers and entering restricted grounds that day, saying he would wait to enter an enclosed staircase until the mob got “this door broke down,” according to District Court Judge Francis Mathew’s ruling. Mathew said Griffin and the organization were crucially involved in the “Stop the Steal” movement’s mobilization efforts beforehand, with Griffin arguing former President Donald Trump would stay in office.

The judge determined Griffin “engaged in” insurrection, with the Fourteenth Amendment consequently disqualifying him from any office “under the United States, or under any State.” No other public official has been barred from serving for this reason in over 100 years, according to The New York Times.

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

Watch: TV Anchor Has “Lots of Questions” After Suffering Stroke Live on-Air

A TV anchor who suffered a stroke live on air has revealed that she “should be just fine” but there are “still lots of questions” following the scary incident.

Oklahoma news anchor Julie Chin revealed that she “had the beginnings of a stroke” on live TV on Saturday, September 3.

She updated her worried fans via social media and said that she “should be just fine.”

“The past few days are still a little bit of a mystery, but my doctors believe I had the beginnings of a stroke live on the air Saturday morning,” she said on Monday, September 5.

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

“Vast Majority” of Businesses Expect Supply Chain to Worsen This Year: StatsCAN

A Statistics Canada analysis of supply chains found that a “vast majority” of Canadian businesses expect the situation to worsen over the next three months.

The Sept. 1, 2022 report titled Analysis on supply chains in Canada, third quarter of 2022 by Stephanie Tam, Shivani Sood and Chris Johnston painted a bleak picture for businesses as they struggle to acquire inventory.

“Similar to the previous quarter, of businesses that expect to experience supply chain challenges, the vast majority also expect supply chain challenges to either worsen or remain about the same over the next three months and businesses plan to use various strategies to address supply chain issues,” wrote analysts.

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

All About Quebec’s Ban on Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production

Mr. Legault keeps repeating that he is a nationalist, but his Bill 21 demonstrates that he is quite the opposite.

Mr. Legault passed Bill 21 last April, a law aimed primarily at putting an end to the search for and production of hydrocarbons, and to the public financing of these activities.

The result was for Quebec to become dependent on multinationals and companies outside our province.

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

Canadian University Cancels Hockey to be ‘Inclusive’

Mount Royal University in Alberta has cancelled its ice hockey intramural over a desire to be more “accessible and inclusive.”

Mount Royal University Cougars Athletics & Recreation released a statement last week explaining its decision to scrap its campus hockey programming.

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

Edmonton Will Fine Businesses Offering Single-Use Plastics Next Year

The City of Edmonton is considering banning businesses from offering customers single-use plastic items like shopping bags and foam cups.

The bylaw would reduce the number of single-use items used and discarded in Edmonton and begin to “shift the habits of Edmontonians, visitors, businesses and other organizations to make reusable alternatives their default choice,” a council report reads.

It would also “reduce waste and litter, increase recycling and responsible waste management, and encourage the use of reusable alternatives.”

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

Manhunt Enters Third Day With Suspect in Saskatchewan Mass Stabbing Still at Large

The hunt for a man accused in one of Canada’s largest mass killings entered its third day on Tuesday morning, while the community, province and country continued to grapple with the scope of the devastating violence.

Brian Burns lost his son, Gregory, 28, and his wife Bonnie Goodvoice-Burns in the attack, and confirmed that community crisis worker, Gloria Burns, was also killed at his home. Mr. Burns’s 11-year-old son, Dayson, was stabbed and injured. Mr. Burns told The Globe and Mail that the child was released from hospital with stitches on Monday.

In a Facebook post Tuesday morning, Mr. Burns thanked the people and organizations who had helped him with food, clothing and accommodations, saying he can’t go home to get any of their possessions because there is too much blood in the house.

“(E)ven when the rcmp are done collecting evidence n autopsy are done they are bringing in professional cleaners,” he wrote. “I’m not even sure if our boys can go back home.”

He said it would be up to them whether to return, and until then they are staying at a hotel.

“It’s hard when my boys cry at night for their mom,” he wrote.

Around the province, flags flew at half-mast, and would remain so for at least the week to come, with each day marking one of the victims. In Prince Albert, provincial and treaty flags flapped in the September sun at City Hall.

The suspect in the killings, Myles Sanderson, 30, has not been seen since the black Nissan Rogue in which he was believed to be travelling was spotted in Regina Sunday morning, hours after a stabbing rampage that left 10 victims dead and 18 injured in the James Smith Cree Nation and nearby town of Weldon.

Mr. Sanderson’s brother, Damien Sanderson, who had been identified by RCMP as one of the killers, is dead, having been found in a grassy area near a house on the First Nation on Monday. RCMP say his injuries were not self-inflicted, and police are investigating whether he was killed by Myles Sanderson.

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Parole Board of Canada Previously Claimed Releasing Saskatchewan Mass-Stabbing Suspect Would ‘Contribute to the Protection of Society’

As the search in Saskatchewan and neighbouring provinces continues for one of the men alleged to have killed at least 10 people and injured over a dozen more, questions over the suspect’s violent past have arisen.

One of the alleged killers, 31-year-old Myles Sanderson, has a well-documented history of substance abuse and violence, along with a lengthy criminal record.

According to Global News, he has had 59 criminal convictions since becoming an adult, many of them for violent offenses.

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Prosecutor Tries to Slap Coutts Blockade Supporter With Punishing Release Conditions

Alex is one of thousands of Albertans who showed up for the Coutts Blockade, a peaceful protest which forced the lifting of COVID mandates in Alberta, and acted as catalyst for Premier Jason Kenney’s stepping down as the UCP leader.

He received a minor warrant for allegedly trying to take down a fence, this came after the events of GraceLife Church which saw pastor James Coates spend over a month behind bars and the church itself was fenced off entirely to prevent congregants from attending services. When he heard about what was going on at GraceLife Church, he decided that he wanted to go and hear the pastor speak.

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Saskatchewan Mass Murder Suspect Has Decades-Long Criminal History, Including Stabbing Friends With Fork

Parole board documents show that one of the two men who is wanted after a deadly stabbing spree in Saskatchewan that left ten dead has a two-decade-long criminal past.

According to the Parole Board of Canada’s documents from February, Myles Sanderson, one of the two men, used drugs regularly and said that hard alcohol would make him “lose (his) mind” and get angry.

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Update: RCMP Vehicles Deployed to James Smith Community After Possible Sighting of Saskatchewan Suspect

UPDATE: Tuesday, September 6 at 8:35pm

RCMP vehicles have been observed heading at full speed towards the James Smith community in Saskatchewan province, Canada. A member of the public uploaded a video they shot which shows several police cars passing them.

It is suspected that there might have been a sighting or a report of Myles Sandersonin the area. He is on the run after a mass stabbing incident that took place on Sunday, September 4, and he has been charged with first-degree murder.

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Austria: Traffic Chaos in Vienna Due to Blackout

Several traffic lights in the Austrian capital Vienna stopped functioning due to a power outage, police reported.

The busy area around the Vienna Gürtel was particularly affected. According to the Vienna police, there were considerable traffic disruptions there. The districts of Josefstadt, Alsergrund, Währing and Döbling were affected by the power failure.

In the meantime, the problem has been solved and all traffic lights are working again. Whether this is related to the financial problems of Wien Energie cannot be ruled out.

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‘Fighting for the Soul of Europe’ — Serbian Orthodox Church Decorates PM Orban for Defending Christianity

In recognition of his efforts in the defense of Christianity throughout Europe, the promotion of Christian values, and his personal contribution to the friendship between the Hungarian and Serbian nations, the Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Porfirije awarded Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban with the gold degree of the Order of Merit of St. Sava.

According to the prime minister’s press chief, the Serbian patriarch said the following on the occasion of the presentation of the award:

“Prime Minister Viktor Orban is a unique statesman in Europe who ‘fights for the soul of Europe’ and whose words other peoples, including the Serbs, pay attention to.”

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Green Hypocrisy: In Final Act as Prime Minister, Net-Zero Mad Boris Johnson Takes Private Jet

Green for thee, but not for me: despite his leadership having been one dedicated to green politics and shoving Britain towards Net-Zero, Boris Johnson’s very final act as Prime Minister was taking an unnecessary flight in a private jet.

Absolutely characteristically for net-zero preaching global leaders who legislate to destroy reliable energy and transport for the majority while delighting in regular private flights themselves — you only have to look at the flying traffic jam of small jets which is the annual Davos elite talking shop among many others — Boris Johnson skipped the opportunity to live up to his own political ideals and took a private jet Tuesday morning.

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Italy’s Salvini Breaks Ranks: ‘End Energy Sanctions Against Russia Because We Are on Our Knees’

European solidarity continues cracking amid growing protests in different corners of the EU, with citizens angry at the collective policy of “standing up to Russia” in support of Ukraine at all costs. For example, Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock days ago openly expressed that she’s committed to support Ukraine “no matter what German voters think.”

But elsewhere, Italy’s League party leader Matteo Salvini, (which the mainstream media consistently dubs as “far-right wing” — though he would describe his party as the government of “good sense”) on Sunday broke ranks with other European leaders who have lately seemed to echo some form of this ‘Ukraine first’ policy.

On Sunday Salvini urged an end to Russia energy sanctions which are only leaving Europeans “on their knees” due to higher energy bills and lack of supply. “Several months have passed and people are paying two, three, even four times more for their bills,” he said in an interview RTL radio. “And after seven months, the war continues and Russian Federation coffers are filling with money.”

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Italy to Turn Down Winter Heating to Help Cut Gas Consumption

ROME, Sept 6 (Reuters) — Italy plans to turn down the heating in homes and businesses over the winter to help cut the amount of gas it uses and reduce the risks linked to a total halt of Russian gas flows.

Italy imported around 40% of its gas from Russia before the conflict in Ukraine began in February but has moved rapidly to seek alternative supplies and reduce its reliance on Moscow.

Under a government plan announced on Tuesday, the temperature in apartment blocks and other public buildings will be regulated at 19 Celsius (66 Fahrenheit), one degree Celsius lower than previously. The figure will be set at 17C for industrial premises. The heating will be on for an hour a less each day.

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Labour Leader Thinks Dutch PM Rutte’s Cabinet Will Fall by Christmas

PvdA leader Attje Kuiken thinks that the Rutte IV Cabinet won’t last much longer. “I expect that the Cabinet will fall before we have Christmas,” she said at the Nieuwspoort press center during the opening of the new parliamentary year. “There is nothing more. Listless, despondent. Short fuses, mistrust. You have to dare to do something against that.” according to her, the Cabinet lacks “creativity.”

Kuiken discussed the coming political year during a meeting of the Machiavelli Foundation. State elections are coming up, but the PvdA leader fears the Netherlands will have to return to the polls for parliamentary elections. That while the country needs a decisive Cabinet that can propose structural solutions in the short term, especially for purchasing power, she believes. She called the tax relief package the Cabinet is working on “comprehensive” but also “blunt and brittle.” It will only be available next year and will therefore come too late for people who get into trouble this winter.

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Sweden’s Psychological Defense Agency: Good Disinformation is “Basically True”

There is no doubt that Russia, like any other major — and minor — power uses some form of propaganda and disinformation to further its goals, especially in wartime.

What’s difficult to gauge, at least at this time, is how applicable that may be in the current crisis: is Russia really trying to “exploit polarization and sow division,” in countries like Sweden, for example?

But what the fear of Russian disinformation — or apparent fear of it — has clearly managed is to make some state bodies, like Sweden’s Psychological Defense Agency, part ways with basic logic — and not be afraid to admit it to the world.

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UK: London: ‘Around 100’ Combatants Turn Neighborhood Into War Zone

A London neighborhood was plunged into chaos when dozens of suspects engaged in a vicious battle that left a teen dead and at least one more critically wounded over the weekend, according to reports.

The shocking episode unfolded at around midnight on Saturday in Tower Hamlets, a culturally-enriched borough in the East End of the British capital.

Authorities were alerted about a mob of “around 100 people fighting in a residential street in Bow, some armed with knives and machetes,” GB News reports.

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UK: Ten Climate Protestors Arrested at Somerset Dairy Plant

Ten people have now been arrested after an ongoing protest at dairy plants.

Animal Rebellion supporters entered the Muller site, near Bridgwater, at around 06:00 BST, on Sunday, as part of their campaign for a plant-based food system.

Seven people were arrested yesterday whilst a further three have been taken into custody this morning, and five protesters remain on site, police said.

The Muller and Arla sites in Worcestershire and Buckinghamshire have also been targeted for a second day.

Ch Insp Dan Forster from Avon and Somerset Police said: “The protestors have been arrested on suspicion of offences including aggravated trespass, criminal damage and conspiracy to commit criminal damage.

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OPEC Plus Agrees to Cut Production by 100,000 Barrels a Day

The oil producers group is worried about slipping prices, weak demand in China and a deal with Iran.

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Ukraine War: Russians to Pay €45 More to Enter EU Under New Rules

The European Union is proposing to make it more expensive and harder for Russian citizens to get visas.

Russians wanting to enter the EU will face a lengthier application process and see fees rise from €35 (£30; $34) to €80 (£69; $79).

This should continue as long as Moscow wages its war of aggression against Ukraine, the EU Commission said.

More than a million Russians have travelled to EU countries since the invasion of Ukraine in February.

Margaritis Schinas, an EU Commission vice-president, said Russia had “completely undermined” the trust on which the existing EU-Russia visa agreement was based.

Under that agreement, Russians had for 15 years enjoyed a streamlined process for getting EU visas.

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Delhi Police Under MOHA Cancelled the Jantar Mantar Prog of Sept 6 Held by Bengali Hindu Refugee Organisations in Support of Minority People in Bangladesh

Both the Govt of India and Bangladesh are reluctant to address the plight of persecuted Hindu-Buddhist people in Islamic Bangladesh.

Upendra Bharti | HENB | New Delhi | Sept 6, 2022:: In a bizarre situation and under the instruction of the Home Ministry, Govt of India; the Parliament Street Police Station cancelled a Jantar Mantar programme organized by many Bengali Hindu Refugee organizations to highlight the attacks on minority people in Bangladesh. In such a way the Modi Govt in India gives support to Hasina Govt in Bangladesh to run the Hindu mayhem there by the radical elements unabated.

The Prabashi Bangyio Samaj (PBS) of Delhi-NCR, All India Refugee Front (AIRF), Kolkata and other Bengali and Refugee Organisations jointly organized a sit in Protest at Jantar Mantar on 6th Sept, 2022 to highlight the matters related to utter Hindu persecution in Bangladesh by the extremist and fanatic people there.

During the visit of Smt. Sheikh Hasina, the Hon’ble Premier of Bangladesh in India (5th— 8th Sept, 2022), the organizers of the programme wanted to show their solidarity with the persecuted Bangladesh minority people in a peaceful manner with some specific demands to uphold the human rights for Hindus, Buddhists and other minority people of Bangladesh.

But unfortunately, the authority of Parliament Street Police station conveyed the organisers sometime after evening on 05.09.2022 not to proceed for the programme of Set 6, 2022 anyway specifying strict legal action if the programme is held.

In this situation the Prabashi Bangyio Samaj (PBS) of Delhi-NCR, All India Refugee Front (AIRF), Kolkata activists arranged a Press Conference at c/o Adv Rajesh Gogna, Bangla Bazar, New Delhi at 1.00 PM…

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Protesters Across Indonesia Rally Against Fuel Price Hikes

Thousands of people took to the streets of Indonesia’s largest cities in anger at recent fuel price hikes. President Joko Widodo announced that he had to raise the cost of fuel by around 30 percent, as inflation in the southeastern Asian country soars.

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China Moves to Suppress Online “Rumors” In Preparation for Party Congress

Guess who else likes to keep social media on a tight leash, by promoting and cementing the position of those already in power, especially in the run-up to an election? Yes, it’s China.

Paradoxically, the authorities in that country plagued by epithets like, undemocratic and authoritarian, appear far more transparent about what they are doing than some others around the world who are deploying eerily similar tactics. And this sense of transparency is strong — even if they, too, don’t actually spell it out.

In China, things are gearing up toward the Communist Party’s Congress that starts on October 16 and is expected to see the party leader, Xi Jinping, who is also the nation’s president reelected as the head of the CCP.

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Citizens in China Allegedly Sleeping on Streets After QR Codes Prevent Entry to Apartments

Citizens in Shenzhen, China, have reportedly been forced to sleep on the streets after their QR codes prevented entry to their apartments, as reported on Tuesday, September 6.

The news of China’s citizens forced to sleep on the streets after their QR codes locked them out of their homes was shared on Twitter:

“CHINA — Numerous reports coming through of citizens having to sleep on the streets in Shenzhen because they missed PCR tests and QR codes showing red, prevented them from entering their apartment.”

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Aussie Struck Down With Monkeypox Reveals How He Got the Virus — as He Opens Up About What the Illness Really Looks Like and How to Spot the Signs: ‘it Hasn’t Done Wonders for My Love Life’

Jack Barlow was the first Aussie to come out and publicly announce he caught monkeypox. On Tuesday Mr Barlow revealed how he contracted the virus and why he made it public.

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Australian University Student Newspaper Defends Publishing Controversial How-to-Shoplift Guide

A student newspaper at Australia’s University of Queensland is defending a controversial article that provided shoplifting tips to cash-strapped students.

The piece, “The Subtle Art of Shoplifting,” was published in the student newspaper Semper Floreat on Saturday.

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Australian Banks Embrace Digital ID

Australia’s major banks: ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac, are happy with EFTPOS’ payment system known as ConnectID to provide the national digital ID.

But if you’re in Australia — or indeed, in New Zealand — what does this mean?

The big banks behind the big push are unsurprisingly known “as the big four” — so, ostensibly, everything stays inside the “big financial family”?

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Fears for Pregnant Mum After Sickening Attack by a Teenage Girl Saw Her Slammed to the Ground and Dragged by Her Hair in Front of Her Terrified Twins — as More Footage of the Horror Bashing Emerges

The 37-year-old mum was walking down a Perth laneway in Smallman Place, Ashfield, at about 12.40pm on Monday when a young girl approached her from behind.

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Inside Loyal Jetstar Worker’s Bizarre Trip to the Chemist After the Budget Airline Ordered Her to Get a COVID Vaccine — Before She Was Fired After 10 Years of Service

A Fair Work Commission has ruled in favour of Jetstar after they found a former employee ‘acted out a conscious and deliberate’ plan to get a ‘formal record of not being vaccinated’.

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New Law Push to Try and Get Boomers to Sell Their Homes to Free Up Houses for Younger Families

Pensioners wanting to downsize their home will have an extra year before their payments could be affected by asset testing in a bid to free up houses for younger families.

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Two Alleged Gang Rapists Walk Free on Bail After Being Accused of Pack Attack on a 22-Year-Old Woman in Her Own Home When Tinder Date is Alleged to Have Gone Horrifically Wrong

Omar El-Sayed, 23, and Rami Katlan, 24, were arrested and charged with the sexual assault of the woman at her Belmore home in Sydney’s west in April.

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Germany Needs Permanent Border Controls With Czechia to STEM Migrant Crisis, Says Head of German Police Unions

Without the introduction of permanent German controls on the border with the Czech Republic, it will be practically impossible to stop the flow of migrants who are now heading to Germany via this route, said Heiko Teggatz, head of the German police union, during an interview with Bild newspaper on Monday.

He added that the best solution would be cooperation with Prague, which would introduce similar border controls with Slovakia.

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Trans Woman Hospitalised One Week After Illegal Migrant Beat Trans Man to Death in Germany

A transgender woman in the German city of Bremen was hospitalised after an alleged transphobic attack by a young man, just a week after a Chechen illegal immigrant beat another transgender person to death in Münster.

The attack in Bremen took place at around 7:35 pm on Saturday aboard line four of the city’s tram network. It saw a 57-year-old transgender woman attacked by a young man who was with a group of around 15 others. As the young man beat the trans woman in the face with his fists, the mob of his friends are alleged to have cheered him on.

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U.K. Lifeboat Charity Being Used as Taxi Service for Illegal Migrants

In this report, I’m in Dungeness, Kent reporting about the controversies surrounding the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), where donors are furious that the organisation’s resources are being used as taxi services or chaperones for illegal migrants crossing the English Channel.

Projections show that the total number of illegal migrants crossing the channel this year alone could rise to 60,000 by the end of 2022. This is according to Border Force union officials.

The natural question is, what is driving these illegal crossings? Some have said it’s the incentives England offers to illegal immigrants upon arrival, such as housing, grants, food, clothes and a mobile phone.

Others say it’s the social and/or economic instability in the migrants’ home countries causing them to flee. I think it’s safe to say that the situation doesn’t look like it’ll be mitigated anytime soon.

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Cancel Culture Database to Track Cancel Culture Incidents in Universities?

The fall semester is beginning shortly in universities all across North America. Cancel culture has been raging on college campuses over the past few years, including speakers being denied the opportunity to speak simply because leftist students feel triggered by their beliefs.

The College Fix, a student-driven conservative newspaper based in the United States, recently released what they call a Cancel Culture Database, to attempt to keep a record of cancel culture incidents that occur on college campuses. As of August 30, it had around 1,500 entries.

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Chaplain Claims Church of England Deemed Him “Risk to Children” For Questioning LGBT Ideology

Authored by Owen Evans via The Epoch Times

A Christian chaplain who was forced out of his job and reported to a terrorist watchdog for giving a sermon defending the right to question LGBT ideology claims he was also then blacklisted as a safeguarding risk to children by the Church of England (CofE).

Rev. Bernard Randall, 49, from Derbyshire, a former chaplain of Christ’s College, Cambridge, is taking Trent College in Derbyshire to an employment tribunal over alleged religious discrimination after he was sacked by the fee-paying CofE school and reported to a government terrorism watchdog.

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‘I Live With My Mummy and My Other Mummy’: Peppa Pig Introduces Classmate Character Who is Being Brought Up by Same-Sex Parents

Children’s television show Peppa Pig has introduced a lesbian couple to the show for the first time with Penny the Polar Bear telling Peppa that she has ‘two mummies’ as she draws them.

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Irish Teacher Jailed Following His Refusal to Use Student’s Gender-Neutral Pronoun is Member of Evangelical Christian Family Who Have Protested Against Abortions and Gay Marriage

Enoch Burke, the Irish teacher who was jailed following his refusal to use a student’s gender-neutral pronoun is from an evangelical Christian family who have protested against gay marriage.

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Kansas School District Pays $95k Settlement After Suspending Teacher for Not Using Preferred Pronouns

A Kansas school district has agreed to pay a settlement of $95,000 in a civil lawsuit brought by a teacher who was suspended for refusing to use the preferred pronouns of a self-declared trans student (a female demanding to be referred to as “he/him”).

Pamela Ricard, a math teacher at Fort Riley Middle School, says she was pressured by school officials to placate a trans student in her class by using preferred pronouns. When Ricard asked for a religious exemption to the rule she was allegedly denied. Ricard also claimed that the school district forced teachers to lie to parents about students and their trans status, and even asked teachers to not use student trans names during parent/teacher conferences in order to avoid revealing any sensitive information.

Ricard received a three day suspension after referring to the trans student as “Miss,” and for using the student’s legal enrolled name. She was warned that any further “misgendering” would lead to more disciplinary actions.

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Newly Named Cardinal Says Gay Sex is Not Sinful for Non-Christians

ROME — Brazil’s Leonardo Ulrich Steiner, made a cardinal last week by Pope Francis, has insisted that homosexual acts are only sinful for Christians and thus gay unions should be approved.

Using the logic of not wanting to impose confessional morals on non-Christians, Cardinal Steiner told LifeSiteNews that the Church should not try to make society follow its beliefs.

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Protesters Gather to Denounce YMCA Decision to Ban Grandmother From Pool Over ‘Discrimination’

A rally in protest of the YMCA’s decision to permanently ban Julie Jaman, 80, for hate and discrimination after she expressed concerns about a trans woman in the female changing room kicked off in Port Townsend, Washington on Saturday.

Jaman claims that the transgender YMCA staffer, a biological male, allegedly watched little girls undress when they needed to use the restroom.

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Teacher Sent to Jail After Refusing to Use ‘Gender-Neutral’ Pronouns at Ireland School

Enoch Burke, a school teacher in Ireland, was banned from his school over his refusal to use the pronoun “they” for a student, then arrested for returning Monday, according to the Irish news website RTE.

Wilson’s Hospital School suspended Burke from teaching while he underwent a disciplinary process for refusing to use the preferred pronouns of a student who identifies as transgender, which he said would violate his Christian beliefs, and a court issued an injunction temporarily barring him from teaching, according to RTE. Burke returned to the school anyways, and he was arrested and taken to prison.

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UK: Company Co-Founder to ‘Take Break’ After Trans Backlash Against His Support for JK Rowling, Graham Linehan and Women’s Rights

A co-founder of a London-based music production company is to “take a break” from his role after tweeting his support for women’s rights campaigners Graham Linehan and JK Rowling, and opposing the potential pitfalls in gender transition among children, particularly among those diagnosed with autism.

Spitfire Audio, an English technology company that creates sample libraries used for music production, released a statement on Tuesday offering its apologies for recent remarks tweeted in a personal capacity by its co-founder, Christian Henson.

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UK: Exclusive: ‘I’ve Been Called a Nazi for Saying Women Don’t Have Penises’

Women’s rights campaigner reveals pro-trans lobby have ‘wished CANCER on her children’ — as police investigate threats of violence against her ahead of ‘Let Women Speak’ event

A women’s rights campaigner says the pro-trans lobby has branded her a Nazi and made sick slurs about hoping her children develop cancer.

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UN Will Meet Next Year to ‘Better Prepare for Next Pandemic’

The UN General Assembly voted on Friday to convene a 2023 summit to discuss how to “better prepare” for a future pandemic.

Member states overwhelmingly approved a “high-level meeting on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.”

A resolution text claims the COVID-19 pandemic “has revealed serious shortcomings at the country, regional and global level” and indicates a “need to better prepare for future health emergencies.”

UN officials decried how the pandemic hampered “progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

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Watch: Utah ‘Back to School Pride Night’ Features ‘Family Friendly’ Drag Show

A “Back to School Pride Night” in Provo, Utah featured a “family-friendly” drag show at Kiwanis Park next to Brigham Young University. The school does not permit Pride clubs on campus, so the group stages activities off campus.

The RaYnbow Collective, a nonprofit that supports the BYU LGBTQ community, holds the annual event at a park at the beginning of every school year, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Supporters of the event included members of the Black Menaces.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/6/2022

  1. Biden paves the way for mass repression

    By Lars Hedegaard

    from snaphanen.dk 5/9-22
    Translated from Danish by LN.

    Now Biden will ‘with all his soul’ marginalize the 75 million who voted for Trump in 2020

    The votes that predicted a Republican landslide victory in the US midterm elections on 8 November are starting to disappear. Republicans may be able to secure a majority in the House of Representatives, but things are looking more than heavy in the Senate. Several polls show gains for both the Democratic Party and President Biden, who according to Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking now has the support of 45% of likely voters – a marked improvement on the situation a few weeks ago.

    If the Democrats manage to retain power, it will have profound and probably irreversible consequences not only for the US but also for Europe. It will be seen as a testing ground for how to conduct politics and by what means.

    After less than two years in power, the Biden administration has caused one disaster after another in the United States: runaway inflation, a completely unregulated influx of migrants across the border into Mexico and the consequent strengthening of drug cartels and human traffickers, 100 000 deaths a year in the United States and a huge increase in the number of immigrants. The number of people smugglers and traffickers is increasing, with 100 000 deaths a year due to fentanyl smuggled in by the cartels, an explosion in crime in the democratically governed cities and an insane foreign policy which has given Putin the impetus to invade Ukraine and which has encouraged China to send out warlike signals and to pursue an imperialist policy in the Western Pacific Ocean.

    And to pursue the mission, Biden is betting everything on reaching a nuclear deal with the mullahs in Tehran that will give them untold billions that they can use to fund more terror and that will pave the way for them to develop nuclear weapons – which will almost certainly force Israel and its Arab allies to launch a pre-emptive war.

    Against this background, the fact that he has the support of up to half the US population must be because the Democrats and their allies in the media and big business have managed to demonise Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ wing of the Republican Party to such an extent that hatred of the former President has become the overriding political factor. This is probably also the reason for the Justice Department’s raid on Trump’s home in Mar-A-Lago.

    One could see this as an experiment to see if the Deep State and its Democratic minions can get away with using the FBI against political opponents. And so far, it seems to have worked. There are even prominent Republicans who have either chosen to remain silent or, like former Attorney General Bill Barr, used the opportunity to attack Donald Trump.

    It must be, among other things, the successful police operation and the rising poll numbers that prompted Biden to give a blustery speech on Thursday, aimed at spreading unbridled hatred of the Republican Party’s so-called MAGA wing, that is, of Donald Trump, whose motto is “Make America Great Again”.

    The speech’s choice of words was so extreme that it has even been met with cautious criticism in some normally anti-Republican media. In the New York Post, which calls itself conservative but also hates Trump, commentator Michael Goodwin wrote (3 September) that it does not give the right impression to simply call the speech hateful. It was “terrible” and basically a “declaration of war against Americans who don’t support him” (Biden). As many as thirteen times, Biden has berated MAGA Republicans, whom he described as dangerous and subversive.

    That’s a very different Biden from the one who in January 2021 gave his presidential inauguration speech and promised to unite Americans. “With all my soul, I will bring America together, uniting our people and our nation.”

    Now, with all his soul, he will marginalize the 75 million who voted for Trump in 2020 and mobilize the apparatus of state power against them. And lest anyone doubt his intent, Biden had sent two Marines to stand guard behind him. This political use of the military has been met with cautious criticism, but why bother with criticism when you have the power to do what you want?

    The emerging transformation of the US into an autocracy is, of course, being closely studied in European capitals. If Biden’s supporters succeed in permanently ostracising and suppressing the “subversive” elements that side with Trump, the stage is set for something similar in Europe.

    Robert Spencer: Biden declares war on those who want to make America great again. Killing the republic in the name of saving “our democracy.”

    https://www.snaphanen.dk/2022/09/05/biden-baner-vej-for-masseundertrykkelse/#more-198506

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    • Typical MSM drivel.

      How much historical American political bombast has the writer of the article read? Who remembers the things that were said and published in the presidential campaign between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams? And nearly all other presidential campaigns in American history?

      This sort of vicious and scurrilous political bombast is par for the course in American history. It reeks of Biden’s desperation or at least of those who wind him up and move him around, pretending that he is a functioning human being and that nobody notices that he is not.

      And why do writers continue citing polling data?? Are people’s memories so short or so faulty that they don’t remember the Brexit Polls and the French election polls and the Trump/Clinton polls in 2015 and 2016? Polls have been discredited as much as the medical profession and “The Science.”

      There will never again be a free and fair election in America. But when current trends sun to their inevitable conclusion, the USA will simply break apart. Well, in fact it has already done so, but the time is coming when new lines will be drawn on the maps.

      People will not take action until they absolutely have to, but that day is coming. Five years; ten perhaps. When it finally all boils down to food and fuel, people will act. But not a minute before.

  2. “Germany Needs Permanent Border Controls With Czechia to STEM Migrant Crisis, Says Head of German Police Unions”

    – free movement of people, goods, and services – was the #1 reason why Czechs wanted to join the EU. So much so there really wasn’t much else (except for money, of course). Both money and freedom of movement is gone, so maybe it’s a time to start working on getting out of this “Economic Community” as fast as possible.

    – The “migrants” the “head of German Police” speaks of – must be the Ukrainians, as we don’t have any other migrants here.

  3. Re. Russian gas embargo: It is even more stupid than what we’re already aware of. Germany has a “take or pay” kind of contract with Gazprom, which means the payment obligation does not end if they refuse to accept delivery. Which means even more profit for Russian coffers. — To those who might wonder, there is a reason for this. Once a natural gas deposit is opened and connected to the distribution infrastructure, it cannot be stopped before being exhausted. Pressure in the pipes would build up to unmaintainable levels. Therefore, if amounts cannot be distributed as planned and not compensated by directing them elsewhere, the only option left is to burn it off. The Greens love this.

  4. ID digitisation is well advanced in Australia at government and banks. If we don’t have digital ID we can’t do anything; open bank account, get passport etc everything is linked online.

    • @ Sara

      Re: “ID digitisation is well advanced in Australia at government and banks. If we don’t have digital ID we can’t do anything; open bank account, get passport etc everything is linked online.”

      Yes, you are correct. As the IT people say, that’s not a bug, it is a feature. The digital panopticon being constructed by our would-be globalist rulers is intended to function as a de facto prison without walls.

      Those who agree to the “terms” of the fourth-industrial revolution, the “Big Reset” or whatever term is used – will be allowed to partake of first-world society and living conditions. The price will be central-bank digital currency (CBDC), ubiquitous surveillance, social credit scores, biometric identity markers and chipping of human beings, and “vaccinations” twice annually in perpetuity.

      Those who dissent will be cast out of the society they are creating, and will have to make do somehow on the outside.

      Digital currency in particular is a potent means of social control, since if all of your net worth is digital and stored in some database somewhere, your “account balance” can be made to disappear at a single keystroke if the powers-that-be decide you deserve to be punished.

      • [I beg to disagree].

        ALL of that depends 100% on an UNFAILING supply of electricity all over the world.

        If there’s a power failure in California (!), then there’s no banking, no panopticon, no nothing. Not just in California but everywhere else in the world that is connected to California in any way. It’s the whole world or nothing.

        And there is NOT an unfailing supply of electricity, nor is there going to be.

        Look around.

      • Or a bank account, which literally MILLIONS of Americans don’t.

        There is NOT enough electricity for all of this total-surveillance state stuff, and there is not GOING to be enough electricity. There WILL be a Great Reset, but it won’t be the one Klauss and company have in mind. Not by a LONG shot.

        Besides, what are the billions of people in the world going to be doing while they are tracked and all the rest of it. Do you really think the whole world and everybody in it shares your victim mentality?

        They don’t.

  5. Re: “If the Democrats manage to retain power, it will have profound and probably irreversible consequences not only for the US but also for Europe. It will be seen as a testing ground for how to conduct politics and by what means.”

    There’s a saying about criminality which goes something like “Once you commit one crime, the rest are free…”

    Having successfully cheated in the 2020 election and carrying out a coup d’etat against the people of this former republic to install their puppet Biden in the Oval Office, what is to prevent the deep-state mandarins from doing a repeat performance? The answer at present seems to be – nothing.

    If the residents of Europe – in particular those counties in NATO – want their lives and national sovereignty back, they’d best speak long and loud about the stolen election in the U.S. Biden is an illegitimate ruler, a de facto dictator who was installed in office illegally, probably by the collusion of the U.S. deep-state and the People’s Republic of China. But as long as the narrative says that he is legitimate and is in power legally, nothing will change for the better.

    Elections have consequences, even stolen ones… and unfortunately, history tells us that the odds are steeply-against voting your way out of tyranny.

    • It’s all going to come down to food and fuel. When it does, the people will act. It’s unfortunate that they won’t act a moment before that, but when hunger and cold are everyday life for everybody and their children, people WILL act. And that time IS coming. And sooner than most people imagine. Probably sooner than most people CAN imagine.

      There is NOT going to be a New World Order with digital “currency” and all the rest of it. There’s not enough electricity for all that, and there isn’t going to be.

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