Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/9/2022

While I was away overnight, Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

I was just a tiny baby when she was crowned, so I have no recollection of any British sovereign other than Elizabeth. She was Queen when I moved to England with my parents when I was fifteen years old, and she was still Queen when I turned seventy.

During my teenage sojourn in England, the Queen was almost universally beloved, even by those who held her in contempt. Among my friends and acquaintances, only hard-core communists expressed visceral hatred of the Queen (but then, I don’t know what it was like after the 1960s).

May she rest in peace.

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Thanks to Caroline Glick, Dean, Diana West, DV, LP, MM, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» ‘Certain Industries Will Stop Producing’ to Avoid Bankruptcy Claims German Vice Chancellor in Car Crash Interview
» Gallup Poll: 56% Say Joe Biden’s Inflation Causing Hardship, Up From 45% Last Year
» Treasury Expected to Call for Cryptocurrency Regulation After Biden Review
 
USA
» 3 Children Among 5 Found Shot to Death in Elk Mills, Maryland Home
» Adults Aged 35-44 Died at Twice the Expected Rate Last Summer, Life Insurance Data Suggests
» Apache Junction Sued Over ‘Malicious Prosecution’ of Man Who Filmed Cops
» Biden White House Calls for Online Platform Liability Reform
» CNN, ABC, ESPN Promoted Duke Volleyball Player’s Racial Slur Story, Go Quiet on Developments Debunking Claim
» Facebook Engineers Admit They Don’t Know What Happens to User Data, Lawsuit Filings Reveal
» Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Guilford, CT Schools by Parents Opposing Critical Race Theory
» Feds Reeling From New Vax Study, Lawsuits on Social Media Censorship and COVID Stat Manipulation
» Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) Claims Tourists Tell Him, “This Must be What it Was Like Going From East Berlin to West Berlin.”
» Horror: Woman Beheaded in Broad Daylight on Silicon Valley Street
» Ivermectin Labelled ‘Possible Treatment’ 29 Months Into Pandemic
» Kansas City Art Institute Doubles Down on Anti-Free Speech Social Media Stance
» Man Charged With Murder in Minnesota Shooting That Killed 3
» Man Who Live Streamed Mass Shooting on Facebook Smiles After Being Arrested
» Movie Producers Sue AT&T, Calling for Pirates to be Disconnected From the Internet
» NPR Slams Biden for Meeting With Historians Because They Were All “White”
» NRA: Over 1 Million Use Firearms to Protect Themselves Yearly
» Political Protest is Not a White Collar Crime
» Princeton University to Cover All College Costs for Students From Families Earning Less Than $100k
» Rand Paul: “America Should be Appalled” At Fauci Covering His Tracks
» Reidsville: 10-Year-Old Girl Killed, 14-Year-Old Charged With First Degree Murder, Police Said
» Rumble to Launch a Range of Exclusive Shows
» The White House Defends Social Media Platform Collusion
» Trump Suggests Presidential Announcement is Imminent
» Video: MSNBC Reporter Says it’s “Deeply Dangerous” to Cover “Both Sides” of a Story
» YouTube CEO Hypocrisy: Susan Wojcicki Says She Wants “As Much Free Speech as We Possibly Can”
 
Canada
» Mounty Royal University Won’t Reconsider Hockey Ban
» Trudeau Plans to Stay on as Liberal Leader Despite Unpopularity
 
Europe and the EU
» 2 Injured in Germany Knife Attack, 30-Year-Old Suspect Killed: Cops
» Ahead of Italian Elections Conservatives Focus on Russian Sanctions
» At Least One Dead and Two Injured in Multiple Stabbing in Ansbach, Germany
» BBC Whines Monarchy “At Odds With Diversity” After Queen’s Death
» Blue Checkmark Pundits Delight in Death of Britain’s Monarch Elizabeth II
» Criticism of Open Source AI Regulation is Based on Protecting Big Tech
» David Rothschild: ‘Great Day’ For Scots to Leave UK, Rejoin EU, Make Harry and Meghan King and Queen
» ‘Dictatorial’ Dutch City to Ban Meat Advertising to Fight Climate Change
» Dutch Farmer Protests Derail Emissions Plan
» Europe’s Dark Christmas: Energy Crisis Could See Christmas Lights Axed Across UK and Ireland
» German Diplomat Who Mocked Trump at UN Suddenly Silent as President’s ‘Russian Energy’ Warning Comes True
» Jihadist Arrested After Plotting Attack With Spanish Civil War-Era Grenade
» King Gives First Address to British People and Commonwealth, Swears He Will Serve Loyally
» New UK PM Truss Announces Energy Bill Price Freeze, End of Fracking Ban, New Oil Drilling Licences
» Over Half of Spanish Public Expect Energy Crisis This Winter: Poll
» Over 70% of Hungarians Consider Sanctions Against Russia Harmful to Europe
» Queen Elizabeth II Has Died
» Romanian Minesweeper Hits Mine in Black Sea
» Turning Up the Heat in Europe Could Soon Land You in Prison
» U.S. Professor Hopes Queen of ‘Raping Genocidal Empire’ Is in ‘Excruciating’ Pain
» UK: Fury at Police as Same Vegan Activists Are Freed to Strike Again for Fourth Day in a Row Spraying ‘Fake Milk’ White Paint at Big Ben…
» UK: Moment Animal Rebellion Eco-Mob Break Into Dairy Plant and Drill Into Truck Tyres and Light Flares on Top of Tankers — Before Targeting New PM Liz Truss in Westminster Protest
» UK: Vegan Activists Glue Themselves to Muller Facility in Bid to ‘Stop the Supply of Dairy’ As Week of Disruption From Animal Rebellion Continues
» What Chances Do the Sweden Democrats Have?
 
North Africa
» Egypt Charges Four Journalists for “Fake News” Over Article Alleging Corruption
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: Israel’s Democracy is up for Election
 
Middle East
» Saudi Arabia Tells Netflix to Stop Violating “Islamic Values”
 
Russia
» “We’ve Lost Nothing” — Putin Warns Western Elites’ “Sanctions Fever” Will See European People “Freeze”
» Ukraine Claims ‘Military Breakthrough’ Against Russia as U.S. Pledges More Aid
 
South Asia
» India: ‘Become a Muslim, Otherwise I Will Shoot You…, ‘ Muslim Boy Threatened Hindu Girl in MP
» India: Muslim Woman Defies Fatwa, Steps Out for Ganesh ‘Visarjan’ In Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh.
» India: The Exclusive Story on How Ramasimhan’s Movie on 1921 Malabar Genocide of Hindus is Being Stonewalled: Cuts by Cbfc, Threats by Islamists and More
 
Australia — Pacific
» Great Barrier Reef Sees Record Growth Despite Climate Fears
» Man Stabbed in Sydney Road Rage Attack
 
Immigration
» African Migrant ‘Wanting to Go Home’ Attacks and Injured Five French Police
» DC Mayor Bowser Declares a Public Emergency Over Migrants Being Bussed in From Texas
» Steve Bannon Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud, Money Laundering Charges Related to Border Wall Fundraiser
» Swiss Police Bust African Smuggling 23 Male Migrants in Cargo Van
 
Culture Wars
» Cloudflare Dropping Kiwi Farms Reflects the Growing Erosion of Neutral Internet Infrastructure
» ‘I Will Never Leave Mountjoy Prison’ — Man Who Refuses to Use Trans Student’s Pronouns Jailed
» The Simpocalypse
 

‘Certain Industries Will Stop Producing’ to Avoid Bankruptcy Claims German Vice Chancellor in Car Crash Interview

In a bizarre interview on Tuesday evening, German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck claimed that in order to avoid potential bankruptcy due to the ongoing energy crisis “certain industries will stop producing”.

Appearing on the Maischberger German talk show, Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs Robert Habeck said that in light of potential energy shortages and soaring prices in the coming months, some businesses may be forced to close their doors and shut down for a time.

When pressed by host Sandra Maischberger if he expects a wave of bankruptcies throughout Germany in the Winter, Habeck said: “No, I don’t,” adding: “I can imagine that certain industries will just stop producing. [So they] don’t become insolvent.”

Pressing the Economy Minister on his strange logic, the interviewer asked: “How can [businesses] not expect big losses if they pay people but don’t sell anything anymore?”

Apparently flustered by the line of questioning, the Green Party politician said that although some firms “may stop selling” they would only go bankrupt if “you make an ever greater losses with work.”

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

Gallup Poll: 56% Say Joe Biden’s Inflation Causing Hardship, Up From 45% Last Year

Fifty-six percent of Americans say President Joe Biden’s 40-year-high inflation has caused them hardship, up from 49 percent in January and 45 percent in November, a Gallup poll found this week.

The poll sampled 1,500 respondents from August 1-22 with a three point margin of error.

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

Treasury Expected to Call for Cryptocurrency Regulation After Biden Review

In March, President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring a comprehensive review of the cryptocurrency industry. People familiar with the matter told The Washington Post that the Treasury Department has prepared reports, and that the reports recommend major regulation of the cryptocurrency industry.

The reports note that cryptocurrencies pose an economic danger in several areas. The review concluded that crypto is not a “threat” to the stability of the financial system at large, but that could change abruptly.

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

3 Children Among 5 Found Shot to Death in Elk Mills, Maryland Home

Elk Mills is located approximately five miles from Newark, Delaware.

ELK MILLS, Maryland (WPVI) — Police say three children are among the five people who were found dead of gunshot wounds at a home in Cecil County, Maryland on Friday.

The crime scene is at a home on Hebron Court in Elk Mills, located just a few miles away from Newark, Delaware.

According to Cecil County Sheriff Scott Adams, a man called 911 around 9 a.m. to report that a woman and three kids were shot to death.

The sheriff said the caller had no emotion.

“I think sometimes in these kind of events it’s not uncommon. Almost catatonic,” Adams said.

“The subject hung up. We attempted to make calls back and they went unanswered,” Chief Deputy Gerald Widdoes said.

Officers arrived to find a man dead inside a garage. A handgun was found nearby.

Another body was found on the first floor. Three other bodies were found on the second floor.

Authorities didn’t have the exact ages of the children, but said they were a 5th grader, a 7th grader and an 8th grader.

The names of those involved have not been released pending family notification.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Adults Aged 35-44 Died at Twice the Expected Rate Last Summer, Life Insurance Data Suggests

Authored by Margaret Menge via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Death claims for working-age adults under group life insurance policies spiked well beyond expected levels last summer and fall, according to data from 20 of the top 21 life insurance companies in the United States.

Death claims for adults aged 35 to 44 were 100 percent higher than expected in July, August, and September 2021, according to a report by the Society of Actuaries, which analyzed 2.3 million death claims submitted to life insurance firms.

The report looked at death claims filed under group life insurance policies during the 24 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, from April 2020 to March 2022. The researchers used data from the three years before the pandemic to set a baseline for the expected deaths.

While COVID-19 played some role in the majority of the excess deaths for adults over the age of 34 during the two pandemic years, the opposite was true for younger people. For people 34 and younger, the number of excess non-COVID deaths was higher than those related to COVID, the data show.

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

Apache Junction Sued Over ‘Malicious Prosecution’ of Man Who Filmed Cops

On an August afternoon in 2021, Karl Williams stopped by a gas station in Apache Junction to fill his tank.

The convenience store, 4 Sons on 29th Avenue, sits just off the Superstition Freeway. But that day, an Apache Junction police cruiser was in the gas station lot. Officers had pulled over a car and were starting to search it.

Williams watched as two additional officers arrived on scene to search the car. The swelling police activity piqued his interest, and Williams took out his phone to record. That’s when his nightmare began.

As the state of Arizona faces mounting scrutiny — and legal challenges — over a new law that would strip away the right to film police officers, a recent civil rights lawsuit against the city of Apache Junction demonstrates how police can abuse such situations.

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

Biden White House Calls for Online Platform Liability Reform

During a “listening session” at the White House on tech platforms’ accountability, the Biden administration renewed calls for reforms to Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act, which shields tech platforms from liability from content posted by users.

During his campaign trail in January 2020, President Joe Biden called for the removal of Section 230.

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

CNN, ABC, ESPN Promoted Duke Volleyball Player’s Racial Slur Story, Go Quiet on Developments Debunking Claim

A controversy involving a racial slur allegedly being directed at a Black college athlete captured the attention of the national media — at least until her claim faced further scrutiny.

Duke University volleyball player Rachel Richardson went viral after she claimed that a fan from Brigham Young University (BYU) hurled the n-word at her “throughout the entirety of the match” between the two schools on August 26. Her in-the-moment allegation led to the immediate removal and permanent ban of the suspected BYU fan, who was actually a Utah Valley University student, and BYU issued apologies to both Richardson and Duke University.

Except her claim was never corroborated. In fact, it was discredited.

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

Facebook Engineers Admit They Don’t Know What Happens to User Data, Lawsuit Filings Reveal

Two engineers at Facebook admitted that they do not know where user data ends up and that the task of figuring out where the data goes would require a team effort. The revelation was made during a discovery hearing in March, which was previously sealed, as part of the long-running lawsuit involving Cambridge Analytica.

The discovery hearing was led by Discovery Special Master Daniel Garrie, who was tasked with determining if Facebook should produce more documents for the case.

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

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Guilford, CT Schools by Parents Opposing Critical Race Theory

GUILFORD, Conn., Sept. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A federal lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Connecticut late yesterday afternoon on behalf of three parents and their children, who are suing the Guilford, Connecticut Board of Education and certain administrators and teachers, for discrimination and other harm they say their children suffered after the parents opposed the implementation of critical race theory (CRT) in the school district’s curriculum. The lawsuit is being funded by the nonprofit We The Patriots USA, Inc., which is still raising funds for this lawsuit and similar litigation through its CRT litigation fundraiser.

The 27-page complaint alleges that Plaintiff Danielle Scarpellino’s son was sexually assaulted at school on December 16, 2021, as part of a continued campaign of harassment he endured in retaliation for his mother’s vocal opposition to CRT in the schools. The complaint further alleges that school administrators initially failed to report the incident to law enforcement or the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, as required by law, and that when they finally did (at the urging of Ms. Scarpellino), they downplayed the assault as a “mere school prank.”

The complaint alleges retaliation, compelled speech, and religious discrimination in violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, common law negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory damages, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees.

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

Feds Reeling From New Vax Study, Lawsuits on Social Media Censorship and COVID Stat Manipulation

Public health agencies are facing perhaps the most serious threats to their control over information since the COVID-19 pandemic started, playing defense in lawsuits that have already exposed substantial federal involvement in censorship and could next uncloak alleged manipulation of data that has driven COVID policy from the start.

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

Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) Claims Tourists Tell Him, “This Must be What it Was Like Going From East Berlin to West Berlin.”

In a press conference in Florida, Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) claims tourists tell him, “This must be what it was like going from East Berlin to West Berlin,” in regards to Florida’s relaxed covid policy. Over the course of the pandemic, Florida consistently went against CDC guidelines to help contain the spread of Covid-19.

Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) “People would tell me, they would come from Lockdown jurisdictions and they’d land in Florida, and they’re like, this must be what it was, like, going from East Berlin to West Berlin. It was, it was like a different country. And people are looking around, like, oh my gosh, people are actually living normally, but they wanted to visit because they wanted to be able to make their own decisions. They wanted to be free, they didn’t want to have mandates imposed on them or vax passports, or any of that. And so that was one of the reasons why we set a record.”

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

Horror: Woman Beheaded in Broad Daylight on Silicon Valley Street

A woman was beheaded by a sword-wielding assailant on a residential street in the Silicon Valley town of San Carlos, California, on Thursday in front of horrified onlookers. The man was later arrested, with police receiving counseling.

NBC Bay Area reported:

A woman’s head was severed with a sword in San Carlos Thursday, authorities with knowledge of the investigation told NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit.

The suspect, who returned to the scene, was arrested in connection with the woman’s death, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was later identified as Jose Landaeta Solano.

Deputies near the intersection of Laurel Street and Magnolia Avenue were flagged down at about 11:50 a.m. by witnesses who reported an assault in progress, the sheriff’s office said. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the woman dead

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

Ivermectin Labelled ‘Possible Treatment’ 29 Months Into Pandemic

Months after Health Canada claimed it’s “disinformation” to use ivermectin to treat COVID-19, the American health agency is considering the drug as a “possible treatment.”

Under “COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines,” the National Health Institute’s (NIH) website lists ivermectin as “an antiparasitic drug that is being evaluated to treat COVID-19.”

The NIH’s current evaluation suggests ivermectin can be used to treat the novel coronavirus.

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

Kansas City Art Institute Doubles Down on Anti-Free Speech Social Media Stance

Two months ago, the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) faced backlash for expelling an incoming student for posting sexually explicit Japanese-style cartoon (hentai) images on a pseudonymous, personal Twitter account. After pressure from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the student was reinstated.

However, the institute appears not to have learned anything as it has updated its social media policy to further restrict free speech.

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

Man Charged With Murder in Minnesota Shooting That Killed 3

Prosecutors have charged a Minneapolis man with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder in a weekend shooting that left three people dead and two wounded

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minneapolis man has been charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder in a weekend shooting that left three people dead and two wounded, according to a criminal complaint made public Friday.

Authorities say 41-year-old Antonio Dupree Wright walked into a St. Paul duplex through the back door on Sept. 4, raised a gun, and started shooting the people inside. According to a probable cause statement, he first shot 44-year-old Maisha Spaulding in the head as she sat on a couch. He then shot 33-year-old Angelica Gonzales in the face and shot 42-year-old Cory Freeman as he tried to run away. All three died.

Wright, who was wearing a ski mask, kept shooting others in the duplex, prosecutors said. A man and woman were found outside with gunshot wounds, and another man had rolled under a couch during the attack and survived, according to the complaint.

One of the men who survived, identified as SA, said Wright is a heroin dealer who has been paranoid and believed he was being tracked by federal authorities. SA told police that Wright has a connection to the Vice Lords and to Chicago, and thought the people he shot were snitching on him, according to a statement of probable cause.

Prosecutors say Wright is in custody in Chicago, where he was arrested Wednesday, and will make his first appearance in Ramsey County District Court after he is extradited to Minnesota. It was not immediately clear if Wright had an attorney to comment on his behalf.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Man Who Live Streamed Mass Shooting on Facebook Smiles After Being Arrested

A man who live streamed himself on Facebook driving around Memphis shooting strangers was caught on camera smiling after being arrested by police.

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

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

Movie Producers Sue AT&T, Calling for Pirates to be Disconnected From the Internet

A group of nearly two dozen film companies have sued AT&T, the world’s largest telecommunications company, before the US District Court of the Northern District of Texas, on copyright infringement and DMCA violations grounds.

The companies, led by Voltage Holdings, are asking the court to approve a jury trial, accusing AT&T of not taking sufficient action to stop its internet subscribers from accessing “pirated” content on torrent and other sites.

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

NPR Slams Biden for Meeting With Historians Because They Were All “White”

National Public Radio has slammed Joe Biden for meeting with a group of historians at the White House because “all of those experts were white.”

Yes, really.

“In early August, the White House invited a group of historians to talk about threats to American democracy,” tweeted NPR. “But all of those experts were white — and it shows, critics say.”

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

NRA: Over 1 Million Use Firearms to Protect Themselves Yearly

The National Rifle Association is pushing back on critics of expanded concealed carry freedoms with a new and emotional twist on its “good guy with a gun” pitch first made after the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Noting the media’s general refusal to report when legally held guns are used to repel attackers, the NRA said today that it occurs over 1 million times a year.

But, the Virginia-based Second Amendment rights advocate said, the nation’s five largest newspapers offered just 10 stories in 2021 about legal gun owners defending themselves, families, and friends.

The group said those same papers ran 1,743 stories in which the words “murder,” “gunfire,” or “shots” were mentioned.

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

Political Protest is Not a White Collar Crime

by Diana West

On July 30, 2002, President George W. Bush signed the Oxley-Sarbanes Act, a post-Enron law “aimed at fraud in corporations,” as summed up in a headline in the New York Times.

The newspaper elaborated:

The bill, an extensive overhaul of corporate fraud, securities and accounting laws, creates a regulatory board with investigative and enforcement powers to oversee the accounting industry and punish corrupt auditors. It also establishes new standards for prosecuting wrongdoing and gives corporate whistle-blowers broad new protections. Executives who deliberately defrauded investors would face long prison terms.

Did you know that this same bill crafted to stop white-collar-crime is being used as a big stick felony charge against January 6 protestors?

I refer to the provision of the law against “obstruction of an official proceeding.” It’s a crime, the DOJ website tells us, which carries “a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, fine of $250,000 or twice the monetary gain or loss of the offense.”

The financial penalty — that fine of $250,000 “or twice the monetary gain or loss of the offense” — really gives it all away. That is, the crime this law is meant to prohibit is inextricably connected to financial activity, not political protest.

This provision already has an infamous and unjust past. Perhaps its very first application was by mad-dog-prosecutor Andrew Weissman, who was able to convince a jury to convict and thus bankrupt the accounting firm Arthur Andersen for its business-as-usual, internal-policy-perfect destruction of Enron documents in the period before the company ever received a subpoena. The Supreme Court overruled the lower court verdict, 9-0.

Now the misbegotten provision is being totally and willfully misapplied to political protest.

Indeed, in President Bush’s brief remarks on signing the bill twenty years ago, he singled out this one section of the lengthy law to reassure the American people that it would not be used to infringe on the People’s right to protest…

           — Hat tip: Diana West [Return to headlines]
 

Princeton University to Cover All College Costs for Students From Families Earning Less Than $100k

Princeton University announced a major expansion of its financial aid policy for students from families earning less than $100,000 annually, meaning they will pay nothing for tuition, room, and board.

In addition, many students from families with income over $100,000 will also receive additional financial support, including families at higher income levels who have multiple children in college. The university noted that most of the additional scholarship funding will benefit families earning less than $150,000.

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

Rand Paul: “America Should be Appalled” At Fauci Covering His Tracks

Appearing on Fox News Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul slammed Anthony Fauci for taking the default position of trying to “cover up” his activities, including potentially encouraging social media companies to censor medical information.

After a federal judge ordered the release of emails Fauci sent to social media platforms concerning what he defined as ‘misinformation’, many want to know exactly what Fauci asked of them.

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

Reidsville: 10-Year-Old Girl Killed, 14-Year-Old Charged With First Degree Murder, Police Said

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — A 14-year-old is charged with murder in the deadly shooting of a 10-year-old girl in Reidsville.

Officers responded to the shooting Thursday night on Circle Drive.

“When the officer responded, she saw a little chaotic situation with people running across the road, juveniles running in our yard. She ran up to the house, and that’s where she discovered the juvenile had been shot inside the home,” Lt. Shannon Coates with the Reidsville Police Department said.

Police said the girl was taken to the hospital but later died.

Coates said the 14-year-old boy is related to the girl and that they’re cousins. Reidsville police said after consulting with the Rockingham County District Attorney’s Office, the boy will be charged with first-degree murder.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Rumble to Launch a Range of Exclusive Shows

Video sharing platform Rumble will hire high-profile figures, including Glenn Greenwald, to host exclusive shows on the platform.

Rumble was launched about 10 years ago as a platform to share funny videos. Over the past few years, it has grown in popularity among due to its neutral stance on political issues and its support of free speech. The company will soon go public through a merger with special-purpose acquisition company CF Acquisition VI.

Over the past year, Greenwald, journalist and co-founder of news outlet The Intercept, and other influencers, have been in contracts with Rumble to regularly post content on the platform exclusively on the platform before it is posted on other platforms.

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

The White House Defends Social Media Platform Collusion

The White House continues to try to “play dumb” regarding what many consider to be scandalous revelations about its influence on, or even collusion with, some of the biggest social media platforms — those whose reach and power allows them to shape public opinion.

Federal Judge Terry Doughty on Tuesday gave the Biden administration three weeks to submit all emails sent to Big Tech by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and the administration’s House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The subject of this communication is reported to be to directly “coordinate” the way the state and private corporations treat what either of them deems to be disinformation and misinformation, regarding Covid — but also free speech in general.

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

Trump Suggests Presidential Announcement is Imminent

During an interview with an Indian television station, Donald Trump suggested that his 2024 presidential announcement was imminent.

Asked by the host of NDTV if he was “set to run” in 2024, Trump all but confirmed it.

“I’m leading in the polls, and every poll — Republican polls and Democrat polls. I’ll make a decision in the very near future, I suspect. And I think that a lot of people are going to be very happy,” said Trump.

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

Video: MSNBC Reporter Says it’s “Deeply Dangerous” to Cover “Both Sides” of a Story

MSNBC reporter Mehdi Hasan declared Wednesday that it is “deeply dangerous” for a news network to cover “both sides” of any story.

“There are two words we need to remove from our media vocabulary right now and that is ‘both sides,’“ Hasan said during an interview with former New York Times reporter Ben Smith.

Hasan continued, “This fundamental crutch, this reliance on ‘both sides’ as a kind of lazy way of covering our political moment is deeply dangerous.”

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

YouTube CEO Hypocrisy: Susan Wojcicki Says She Wants “As Much Free Speech as We Possibly Can”

YouTube regularly censors videos, demonetizes creators, and introduces new censorship rules. Yet in a recent interview, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki claimed that the platform wants to enable “as much free speech as we possibly can have.”

Wojcicki made the comments during an interview with Indonesian journalist Najwa Shihab when she was asked for YouTube’s view on governments using regulations to curtail free speech. In her response, Wojcicki framed YouTube as a free speech champion.

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

Mounty Royal University Won’t Reconsider Hockey Ban

Mount Royal University is ploughing ahead with its plan to ban ice hockey intramural in the name of inclusivity.

Mount Royal University Cougars Athletics & Recreation released a statement saying it cancelled its campus hockey programming to be more “accessible and inclusive.”

In a statement to The Counter Signal, the university said it hasn’t reconsidered its position.

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

Trudeau Plans to Stay on as Liberal Leader Despite Unpopularity

Despite his massive unpopularity, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to stay on as leader of the Liberal Party for the next federal election.

According to the Toronto Star, Trudeau told his cabinet ministers at their Vancouver retreat that he looks forward to winning a fourth term as prime minister. Trudeau reportedly said he’s energized to face the challenges in Canada — which include a massive cost of living crisis spurred partly by his reckless use of the government coffers.

Trudeau is currently wildly unpopular among Canadians who are struggling to pay for gas, groceries, rent and other basic necessities.

In August, Abacus data found that approval for the Trudeau government dropped to its lowest point since he became prime minister in 2015. Most Canadians polled by the left-leaning company also reported to hold a negative view of Trudeau.

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

2 Injured in Germany Knife Attack, 30-Year-Old Suspect Killed: Cops

Germany Knife Attack: The 30-year-old man attacked several passers-by “with at least one knife”, near the train station in Ansbach in Germany.

Berlin: A knife-wielding man wounded two people in a southern German town on Thursday before being fatally shot by police who said they were investigating a possible “Islamist or terrorist context”.

The 30-year-old man attacked several passers-by “with at least one knife”, near the train station in Ansbach, a Bavarian town close to Nuremberg, according to local police.

Two people were injured but their lives were not in danger, the statement said.

When security forces intervened, the assailant “attacked the police” who opened fire and fatally wounded him, the statement added.

“The man shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ several times during the commission of the crime,” police said, adding that they were investigating “whether the crime had a link with an Islamist or terrorist context”.

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Ahead of Italian Elections Conservatives Focus on Russian Sanctions

Italy’s right-wing camp, which is expected to have a good chance of winning the parliamentary elections on September 25, is making initial announcements that it will win the elections. Giorgia Meloni, head of the Fratelli d’Italia (FdI) and favorite in the right-wing conservative camp, has cautiously distanced herself from a basic Western doctrine and declared that “globalization without rules” has not worked.

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At Least One Dead and Two Injured in Multiple Stabbing in Ansbach, Germany

At least one person has been killed and two injured in a stabbing attack in the southern German town of Ansbach on Thursday afternoon.

A 30-year-old man attacked several passers-by in the vicinity of the Ansbach train station, injuring two people slightly, police said in a statement.

After the first attacks, local police officers were alerted and, after arriving on the scene, shot the attacker as he approached to attack them and fatally wounded him.

Witnesses consulted by the officers revealed that the man shouted “Allahu Akbar” (an expression of faith of Islam widely used in the Muslim world) several times during the execution of the crime.

The authorities in charge of the investigation are checking whether the event may be related to an Islamist or terrorist background, the Ansbach police said in the missive.

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BBC Whines Monarchy “At Odds With Diversity” After Queen’s Death

BBC Radio 4 whined that the monarchy was “at odds with diversity” and an example of “white inherited privilege” following the death of the Queen of England.

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Blue Checkmark Pundits Delight in Death of Britain’s Monarch Elizabeth II

While many people around the world are mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II, various blue ticks on Twitter have been celebrating the monarch’s death.

Many critics of the monarchy — even those who have links to armed struggles against the Queen and her United Kingdom — have been polite enough to express their condolences to those mourning, but parts of blue checkmark Twitter have not had such class, instead thinking it best to express open delight.

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Criticism of Open Source AI Regulation is Based on Protecting Big Tech

Brookings Institution, a self-styled non-partisan US think tank, is putting the European Union (EU) under pressure for its AI regulation plans.

The essence of a Brookings piece that saw the light of day this week is that the EU is on the wrong track by looking to introduce liability on AI systems described as “general purpose.”

And then there’s the usual, though often slightly, severely nebulous criticism of “stifling innovation” — this happens every time Big Tech finds their future plans and/or bottom line under any kind of real or perceived threat.

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David Rothschild: ‘Great Day’ For Scots to Leave UK, Rejoin EU, Make Harry and Meghan King and Queen

Economist David Rothschild welcomed news of the Queen’s ill health as an opportunity for Scotland to break with the United Kingdom, re-enter the globalist European Union, and coronate Meghan Markle and her husband Harry as co-monarchs.

Dr David Rothschild, an economist at Microsoft Research in New York City and fellow at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania — who reports he is not “in any way” related to the powerful banking family which shares his surname — first quipped that “it would be *hysterical* if the UK just passes over Charles and makes William king” as Charles’s mother lay dying at Balmoral, Scotland.

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‘Dictatorial’ Dutch City to Ban Meat Advertising to Fight Climate Change

The Hague (AFP) — The Dutch city of Haarlem is set to become the first in the world to ban advertisements for most meat because of its impact on climate change, officials said Wednesday.

The city of 160,000 people near Amsterdam has agreed to outlaw ads for intensively farmed meat on public places like buses, shelters and screens from 2024.

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Dutch Farmer Protests Derail Emissions Plan

The Netherlands government has suffered a setback in its bid to impose tough emissions targets on the Dutch agricultural sector.

The man charged with responsibility for the legislation — agriculture minister Henk Staghouwer — has resigned, admitting he was not the right person to push the policy through and had failed to get farmers on board.

That admission looks to be a huge understatement. The proposed £22bn programme to halve nitrous oxide and ammonia emissions by 2030, has been met with a violent backlash from farmers that has at times brought the country to a standstill.

Farmers believed hundreds of businesses and thousands of jobs were under threat and took to the streets when proposals passed through the Dutch parliament in July.

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Europe’s Dark Christmas: Energy Crisis Could See Christmas Lights Axed Across UK and Ireland

A dark Christmas could be forthcoming in Britain and Ireland this year as officials in both countries move to block festive illuminations over the ongoing energy crisis.

Europe’s energy crisis could leave both Britain and Ireland in the dark this coming Christmas, as officials in both countries are now mulling axing publicly funded festive light displays in city and town centres.

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German Diplomat Who Mocked Trump at UN Suddenly Silent as President’s ‘Russian Energy’ Warning Comes True

By Nathan Worcester of Epoch Times

One of the German diplomats who snickered when then-President Donald Trump said Germany would “become totally dependent on Russian energy” didn’t respond to a question on whether his views have changed as rising energy costs amidst the war in Ukraine seem to prove Trump right.

Trump made the remarks during a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in Sept. 2018. Trump said during the same speech: “Reliance on a single foreign supplier can leave a nation vulnerable to extortion and intimidation.”

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Jihadist Arrested After Plotting Attack With Spanish Civil War-Era Grenade

Spanish police have arrested a suspected radical Islamic extremist who allegedly procured an antique hand grenade that he was plotting to use to conduct a terrorist attack.

The man was arrested by the Mossos d’Esquadra, the police force of the autonomous community of Catalonia, on September 2nd and is said to have been in the advanced stages of radicalisation and looking to carry out a terrorist attack.

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King Gives First Address to British People and Commonwealth, Swears He Will Serve Loyally

King Charles III praised his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, for a lifetime of service in his first address to the British people and Commonwealth, and offered a solemn pledge to serve loyally “throughout the remaining time God grants me”.

“I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow,” began the 73-year-old monarch, who has had to take up his mother’s public duties with little time for personal grief and reflection.

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New UK PM Truss Announces Energy Bill Price Freeze, End of Fracking Ban, New Oil Drilling Licences

Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced a freeze on energy bills, an end to the ban on fracking for shale gas, and new licences to drill oil in the North Sea.

With the United Kingdom facing a punishing energy and cost of living crisis, Truss, who at the beginning of this week succeeded Boris Johnson to become Britain’s fourth Conservative (Tory) prime minister since David Cameron ousted the Labour Party in 2010, has opted for radical intervention to stem the proverbial bleeding and lay the foundations for greater energy independence after years of mismanagement.

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Over Half of Spanish Public Expect Energy Crisis This Winter: Poll

Over half of the Spanish public believes that the country will face an energy crisis this winter as a result of shortages of energy due to the war between Russia and Ukraine.

The survey, carried out by the marketing research firm Sigma Dos, claims that 52.5 per cent of Spaniards believe the country will be facing energy supply issues this winter, with just around a third saying the country will not face any energy issues over the winter months.

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Over 70% of Hungarians Consider Sanctions Against Russia Harmful to Europe

A total of 72% of Hungarians believe that sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States against Russia are “rather harmful” for European countries, including Hungary, according to a poll released by the Szazadveg public opinion research center on Wednesday.

For comparison, only 21% of respondents consider Western sanction against Russia “rather useful.”

In addition, 50% of interviewees called sanctions excessive, a quarter expressed opinion that they were sufficient, and only one-fifth of Hungarians believe them to be insufficient.

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Queen Elizabeth II Has Died

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

She died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer.

The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.

Her son King Charles III said the death of his beloved mother was a “moment of great sadness” for him and his family and that her loss would be “deeply felt” around the world.

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Romanian Minesweeper Hits Mine in Black Sea

A Romanian military vessel designed to remove sea mines hit one during a mission in the Black Sea, the country’s Navy has revealed.

According to a statement, the incident involving the ‘Lieutenant Dimitrie Nicolescu’ minesweeper happened on Thursday. The ship is said to have arrived in the area to eliminate a mine that had been located by another vessel. However, when the Lieutenant Dimitrie Nicolescu approached the freely drifting mine, the wind picked up, preventing the crew from accomplishing the task.

The vessel ended up being hit by the mine. According to the Romanian Navy, the explosion tore a minor opening in the rear compartment of the minesweeper.

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Turning Up the Heat in Europe Could Soon Land You in Prison

It’s time to dress warmly. The Italian government, for example, is planning to cut the heating season in the country in order to guarantee the power supply to industries. This also includes a maximum permitted temperature of 19 degrees. Anyone who does not comply with the measures could be asked to pay a fine. In Switzerland there is even a risk of imprisonment.

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U.S. Professor Hopes Queen of ‘Raping Genocidal Empire’ Is in ‘Excruciating’ Pain

News that doctors for Queen Elizabeth II “are concerned” for her health and she is “under medical supervision” at her estate in Balmoral, Scotland, has not been met with universal sympathy on blue tick Twitter, with an American university professor the owner of the most vicious hot take on her ailing health.

“I hear the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying,” declared Uju Anya, a Nigerian-born associate professor of second language acquisition in the Department of Modern Languages in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.

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UK: Fury at Police as Same Vegan Activists Are Freed to Strike Again for Fourth Day in a Row Spraying ‘Fake Milk’ White Paint at Big Ben…

…As 10 Arrests Made After Animal Rebellion Anti-Dairy Protestors Block Road in Westminster Ahead of Liz Truss’s First PMQs

Outraged Brits have slammed police after animal rights activists were arrested for spraying ‘fake milk’ white paint at Big Ben this morning ahead of Liz Truss’s first Prime Minister’s Questions.

Animal Rebellion said nine campaigners blocked the junction at Parliament Street at around 10.45am as milk was poured over the road and the Elizabeth Tower was sprayed with white paint using modified fire extinguishers. Other protestors glued themselves to the pavement outside the parliamentary estate.

Brits have expressed anger at the police and protestors with one man telling the Metropolitan police on Twitter: ‘Don’t indulge them. Jail them.’

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UK: Moment Animal Rebellion Eco-Mob Break Into Dairy Plant and Drill Into Truck Tyres and Light Flares on Top of Tankers — Before Targeting New PM Liz Truss in Westminster Protest

This is the moment an eco-mob broke into a dairy plant and damaged truck tyres before targeting the new Prime Minister in Westminster.

Footage shows one protestor approaching a heavy goods vehicle and attempting to slash one of the wheels.

In the short clip a couple of stationary trucks can be spotted while eco-zealots wreaked havoc on a UK dairy plant.

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UK: Vegan Activists Glue Themselves to Muller Facility in Bid to ‘Stop the Supply of Dairy’ As Week of Disruption From Animal Rebellion Continues

Animal Rebellion activists have kicked off a fifth day of demonstrations by gluing themselves to the entrance of a busy dairy facility to cut supply off at the source.

A handful of demonstrators were pictured at the gated entrance of the Müller dairy in Droitwich, Worcestershire on Thursday morning.

They appeared at ease as they laughed with one another and held signs which read ‘plant based future’ as police and employees watched on in disbelief.

A spokesperson for the organisation justified the disruptive action on Thursday morning by arguing that it is ‘coming from a place of love and deep care about our only planet’.

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What Chances Do the Sweden Democrats Have?

“Is Sweden moving to the right?” The German press agency is currently pondering this question in an article which includes a salient reference to “gang violence instead of bullying”. The Scandinavian country will elect a new parliament next Sunday. But what chances do the Sweden Democrats really have?

Polls currently see the right-wing party, founded in 1988, between 18 and 20 percent. That’s not far from the result of the last election in 2018, when the Sweden Democrats got 17,5 percent. However, this applies to almost all parties. According to pollsters, no one is threatened with a severe implosion and nor can any political formation expect clear gains.

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Egypt Charges Four Journalists for “Fake News” Over Article Alleging Corruption

On Wednesday, four journalists from Mada Masr, one of the few remaining independent outlets in Egypt, were charged over one article about an upcoming corruption inquiry into members of the dominant party in the country’s parliament, the Nation’s Future Party. The charges include insulting members of Parliament, misusing social media, and publishing fake news.

Nation’s Future Party is closely associated with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who seized power in 2013 following a military takeover. Under his regime, independent reporting has been highly suppressed, with multiple outlets blocked and dozens of journalists arrested.

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Caroline Glick: Israel’s Democracy is up for Election

Imagine if a former close associate of the U.S. Treasury secretary filed a complaint with the FBI alleging the secretary offered him a large sum of money to murder a police commissioner, but the FBI ignored complaints and instead refused to investigate the allegation?

This is precisely what just happened in Israel. On August 31, Yossi Kamisa, a former associate of Israeli Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman, wrote on his Facebook page that in 2000, then-Minister of National Infrastructures Liberman offered him $100,000 to kill a police commissioner.

Kamisa wrote that he filed a police complaint detailing his allegations a month ago, but neither the police nor the state prosecution responded.

The media was largely silent about Kamisa’s claims, but gave wide coverage to Liberman’s denial of Kamisa’s allegations, as well as Liberman’s denial of any formal relationship with Kamisa either at the time or since. For its part, Israel’s state prosecution denied that Kamisa submitted a complaint, mumbled about his credibility, and vaguely claimed that Kamisa’s information came through a third party.

On September 2, Kamisa gave a primetime interview to one of Israel’s top television reporters, wherein he expanded on his allegations. Kamisa claimed he first reached out to the police in 2000, immediately after Liberman made the alleged offer and scheduled a meeting with a senior police commissioner. Kamisa said Liberman waylaid him en route to the meeting, and after their roadside meeting, he opted not to go forward…

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Saudi Arabia Tells Netflix to Stop Violating “Islamic Values”

Media watchdogs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) have accused streaming giant Netflix of violating “Islamic and societal values and principles.”

In a joint statement, the GCC’s Committee of Electronic Media and the Saudi General Commission for Audiovisual Media said: “[Netflix] was contacted to remove this content, including content directed at children, and to ensure adherence to the laws.” The watchdogs said they would follow up and take “the necessary legal measures” if Netflix does not comply with the directives.

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“We’ve Lost Nothing” — Putin Warns Western Elites’ “Sanctions Fever” Will See European People “Freeze”

Update (11:40): One thing in particular that Russian President Putin harped on in his speech before the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok was that his country has ‘lost nothing’ in launching the “special operation” in neighboring Ukraine.

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Ukraine Claims ‘Military Breakthrough’ Against Russia as U.S. Pledges More Aid

(AFP) — Ukraine on Thursday claimed a military breakthrough in its counter-offensive against Russian invaders as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on a surprise visit to Kyiv, unveiled another $2.8 billion in military aid.

Ukraine said its forces made gains in the north, the south and the east, prying back land seized by Russia which had hoped for a swift victory when it attacked nearly seven months ago.

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India: ‘Become a Muslim, Otherwise I Will Shoot You…, ‘ Muslim Boy Threatened Hindu Girl in MP

Laxman Chaurasiya | NT Online | Khandwa | Sept 6, 2022:: In the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh, a case of pressure on a Hindu girl to convert to religion has come to light. The girl studies in Nursing College. She has alleged that the Janbaaz Mansoori alias Monu of her village was harassing her for a long time and now he threatens her by sending pictures with a gun. The girl lodged a complaint with the police station with the help of Hindu organizations. (This is a case where BJP is the ruling party in the state.)

According to media reports, the girl took the decision to go to the police when Janbaaz stopped her on the way on Monday (5 September 2022) and showered flowers on her head and then asked her to leave Hinduism and convert to Islam. The girl said that, during this, Janbaaz forcibly made her sit on the bike, then started driving away at high speed, due to which the girl got so scared that she jumped from the moving bike. Seeing the girl in this condition, many people gathered there. People also tried to catch Janbaaz. But, he ran away.

After this, the girl reached the police with the help of a Hindu organization. Giving a complaint against Janbaaz, she said that she is studying in the first year in a private nursing college in the city. On August 5, at 3 pm, she was going from her college to her home in Ashapur. Meanwhile, Janbaaz Mansoori of the village came in her way and started showering flowers on her and asking her to get married. According to the victim, Janbaaz has been following her for the past one year. Earlier she used to study in Harsud College, even then he used to stop her in the middle of the way and ask her to get married. However, the girl told this to her family members. The family members of the victim had also complained at Janbaaz’s house.

For a few days, the Janbaaz remained silent, but now it is the same situation again. This time Janbaaz took out the girl’s number from somewhere. Now he threatens her on the phone that, ‘Get married, or else I will kill the whole family.’ According to the girl, the madman sends pictures with a gun and threatens, ‘Convert to religion or else I will shoot you.’ Last month too, the accused had threatened to throw acid by blocking the way of the girl in Khandwa. Now, the Hindu Student Army (Hindu Chatra Sena) has also appeared in the whole scene. The organization took the student to the police station and demanded necessary action after the complaint of the girl.

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India: Muslim Woman Defies Fatwa, Steps Out for Ganesh ‘Visarjan’ In Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh.

Hemendra Chaturvedi | HT Online | Agra | Sept 8, 2022:: BJP leader Ruby Asif Khan, 40, stepped out of her house in a Muslim dominated locality of Aligarh on Wednesday holding the idol of Lord Ganesh for immersion in river Ganga at Bulandshahr’s Narora Ghat. This was despite the death threats and fatwa issued against her for installing the idol at her residence on Ganesh Chaturthi (August 31).

Accompanied by her husband Asif Khan and two other Muslim women, Ruby performed the ‘visarjan’ (immersion) ritual amid heavy security. The Muslim women moving with the Ganesh idol were provided security by the Aligarh police for the day. Two cops stayed with them till they returned home after the ritual.

Muslim Clerics had issued a fatwa against Ruby and made a call to ostracise her from Islam. But she is not scared of these threats.

“I installed the idol of Lord Ganesh at my house on August 31. This fatwa has been issued since then. The maulanas (clerics) are saying that I have become Hindu as I have installed Lord Ganesh’s idol. I am receiving threats to boycott me from Islam and to burn my family alive. When I go out, people are calling me Hindu. I installed the idol, and in the same way, I will immerse it with due diligence,” she stated.

“It has not been a smooth sail as I have faced a lot because of my devotion to Hindu deities. I had established a ‘Ram Temple’ in my house in 2016. My daughter was shot at in 2016 and my house was also put on fire… but it all failed to deter me,” said Ruby who has been celebrating Janmashtami and other Hindu festivals. She joined the BJP in 2016 and is vice-president of ‘mandal’ (primary unit in a locality of the city) of BJP Mahila Morcha in Aligarh.

“I find peace in both — offering namaz and prayers to Hindu deities. For me, they are one and the same. Why should one face criticism or opposition for his/her belief. There are many in my locality and elsewhere who oppose me. I have lodged complaints in this regard from time to time,” said Ruby who is married to Asif Khan who fits glass and windows in Aligarh to earn a livelihood.

“My husband and in-laws support me, but unfortunately I do not get the same from the local BJP leaders who should have come to support me because I am ‘mandal’ (unit) vice president for the BJP in Aligarh. However, other Hindu brothers and sisters do take a stand for me,” she added.

Ruby Asif Khan travelled to the Ganga at Narora Ghat to perform ‘Ganesh Visarjan’ ritual and returned home later in the day.

“I am not afraid for myself but care for my six children (three sons and three daughters) and therefore seek police protection. There had been a police constable who came to my house every day for 2 to 3 hours as I had Ganesh idol at my house for a week. But no permanent arrangement for security has been made,” stated Ruby Asif Khan, who claimed that she had a narrow escape after she was shot at by someone six months ago.

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India: The Exclusive Story on How Ramasimhan’s Movie on 1921 Malabar Genocide of Hindus is Being Stonewalled: Cuts by Cbfc, Threats by Islamists and More

The 1921 Malabar Genocide of Hindus by the Moplah Muslims was a dark chapter in the history of Hindus and the civilisational state of Bharat with an estimated over 10,000 Hindus being massacred by Moplah Muslims. The genocide was a direct consequence of the Khilafat movement that was espoused by none other than Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Ever since, the genocide of Hindus has been whitewashed, pushed under the rug or distorted to paint the aggressors as the ‘real’ victims. The Left has spent decades trying to push the narrative that the Malabar genocide was actually a “peasant uprising” where poor Muslims rose up against the evil Hindu landlords, demanding their legitimate rights. The killing, was a result of the oppression faced by Muslims and not a product of sectarian hate that the Islamists harboured.

The truth is, of course, far from it. In the book The Moplah Rebellion, 1921 written by Diwan Bahadur C. Gopalan Nair, he narrates how even before the Moplah massacre of Hindus, intermittently, there were times when Muslims went into a frenzy and slaughtered Hindus. He writes how the Muslims would sometimes go into their “Hal Ilakam” (Religious frenzy) and not only slaughter Hindus but also desecrate their temples.

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Great Barrier Reef Sees Record Growth Despite Climate Fears

The Great Barrier Reef is seeing record growth despite climate alarmist fears.

According to the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), 87 reefs surveyed from August 2021 to May 2022 showed that parts of the Great Barrier Reef have recorded the highest amount of coral cover since monitoring began 36 years ago. The average hard coral cover in the upper and central regions of the reef increased by around one-third.

Australian Institute monitoring programme leader Mike Emslie commented on the Great Barrier Reef’s record growth, saying, “What we’re seeing is that the Great Barrier Reef is still a resilient system. It still maintains that ability to recover from disturbances.”

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Man Stabbed in Sydney Road Rage Attack

A Sydney man has been stabbed in a road rage incident in the city’s west.

Emergency services were called to reports of a driver being stabbed on Parramatta Road in Homebush about 8pm on Friday.

The 36-year-old was involved in a dispute with another motorist, who allegedly stabbed him before fleeing the scene in an unknown vehicle.

Paramedics treated the victim, who was driving a white Mazda 3, for stab wounds.

He was later hospitalised in a serious but stable condition before undergoing surgery.

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African Migrant ‘Wanting to Go Home’ Attacks and Injured Five French Police

An African migrant, who allegedly wanted to return to his native country, entered a police station in the French city of Toulon last weekend and attacked several police officers, injuring five of the officials.

The incident took place on Saturday morning at the central police station in Toulon and saw the man, a 22-year-old asylum seeker originally from the African country of Mali, enter the police station and then began to make various remarks at the officers, including demanding to be allowed to return to his home country.

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DC Mayor Bowser Declares a Public Emergency Over Migrants Being Bussed in From Texas

Council member says sanctuary city capital is now a ‘border town’ and blames Governor Abbot and Arizona Governor Ducey for the crisis

Washington D.C. is now in a state of emergency after Texas and Arizona sent thousands of migrants from their states to the nation’s capital — and Mayor Muriel Bowser announced $10 to create a new office dealing with this crisis.

A Democratic council member accused Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona during a press conference Thursday of creating the crisis and insisted District of Columbia should now be considered a ‘border town.’

Her claims come after years of Republicans claiming that all towns in America are border towns because the migration crisis — coupled with drug trafficking — is spilling over and affecting communities across the nation.

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Steve Bannon Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud, Money Laundering Charges Related to Border Wall Fundraiser

NEW YORK CITY — Former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon pleaded not guilty Thursday to New York charges related to the “We Build the Wall” fundraiser.

Bannon turned himself in to New York authorities and was charged with six counts, including money laundering in the second degree, scheme to defraud in the first degree, and conspiracy in the fourth and fifth degrees. The indictment alleges that Bannon used WeBuildTheWall, Inc. to draw contributions from a crowdfunding website, which were then funneled through “various third party entities,” with part of the money going to the CEO of WeBuildTheWall despite that organization and the CEO making repeated statements that he would not be compensated.

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Swiss Police Bust African Smuggling 23 Male Migrants in Cargo Van

An African man was caught smuggling nearly two dozen male migrants through Switzerland this week, according to reports.

The incident unfolded at around 6:30 on Tuesday morning Nidwalden, a canton in the heart of the Alpine nation.

Police conducting traffic checks on the A2 motorway in the municipality of Hergiswil pulled over a suspicious delivery van with Italian plates.

Inside the cargo area, officers discovered 23 men between the ages of 20 and 50.

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Cloudflare Dropping Kiwi Farms Reflects the Growing Erosion of Neutral Internet Infrastructure

Last week, internet infrastructure and security company Cloudflare deviated from its traditionally neutral stance of making its free security tools as widely available as possible when it blocked the online forum Kiwi Farms. The decision is the third time since 2017 that Cloudflare has terminated or blocked access to its services and reflects a growing and concerning trend of deplatforming campaigns going beyond where the content is hosted and targeting essential pieces of internet infrastructure such as security providers.

Defenders of Kiwi Farms argue that it’s one of the few sites that allows true free speech online. The most popular content on the site is usually discussions of online personalities such as commentators and streamers. However, critics of Kiwi Farms argue that it’s a hate site that enables harassment, doxxing, (the online publication of private personal information, such as personal addresses and phone numbers, without consent), and swatting (a harassment technique where false crime reports are made with the intent of eliciting an armed police response against an innocent target).

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‘I Will Never Leave Mountjoy Prison’ — Man Who Refuses to Use Trans Student’s Pronouns Jailed

A teacher who refused to use the preferred pronouns of a transgender pupil has been jailed for breaching a ban imposed upon him by his school.

A teacher has been jailed in Ireland for failing to comply with a temporary injunction banning him from the school where he works.

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The Simpocalypse

OnlyFans profits have soared from $61m in 2020 to $433m last year.

Their 220 million user base, most of them men, spent $4.8bn dollars on OnlyFans last year alone.

Welcome to the Simpocalypse.

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

  1. “Among my friends and acquaintances, only hard-core communists expressed visceral hatred of the Queen”

    The local wokesters where I live are piling on the Queen as if it’s a blood sport.

    Which confirms my gut feeling that they’re all really commies underneath.

    • Yes, she was one of the last good people left in a position of power. All the rest are self serving garbage. She wouldn’t have allowed her subjects to freeze to death either. She would have asked for some sort of compromise before that happened. I don’t think Charles has the balls for that.
      He has also hinted about the end of the connection between the crown and the Church of England so he can be loved by his muslim subjects. He spells the end of the Church of England, because it only ever existed so Henry the 8th could remarry and without the support of the monarchy, it no longer has any purpose. Charles will rule over the end of Christianity in England.
      I was also disappointed that as soon as his mother was dead her wishes to be taken by train to London were overturned and she was shoved on a plane for a quick trip out of sight. Her idea of a train trip along the length of the country would have enabled all her subjects to pay their respects along the length of the train line instead of just a limited number who can make it to London.
      They want to get her out of sight ASAP and make their own mark.

      • (Excuse late reply.) I have strong reservations about Charles’ opinions, which he must keep to himself if the monarchy is to survive, but the Church of England should be disestablished asap; having bishops appointed to the House of Lords makes the UK the only country with clerics in its parliament besides Iran, and that’s not a club I want belong to.

  2. “Saudi Arabia Tells Netflix to Stop Violating “Islamic Values”

    …. well I suppose that Netflix will be only able to play its ouverture logo and film credits not to violate Islamic Values … or leave.
    Or have actresses in hijabs, no one eating any porc or drinking alcohol, no sex, no kisses, no other religions or drugs , no music, no nothing ….. Wow ! sounds entertaining !

  3. I used to be a British Republican. At 60 yo I have become a Monarchist albeit with significant trimming of the size of the taxpayer funded Royal Family. In particular, complete excision of the branch festering in the USA.

  4. I was hoping that I would be able to see her at her hundredth birthday.
    Sad that she did not make it.
    Fair winds and following seas.

  5. I also remember seeing her in Windsor when I was six years old. She was with Prince Phillip and did the elegant queen wave to her subjects. Woe to dear Britannia. Between Charles and Meghan, I don’t see how the royal family will escape destruction. I am glad my dear Father rests in his grave rather than see what happened to his country. Rest In Peace, Elizabeth Regina.

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