Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/10/2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin identified the bombing of the Kerch bridge as a terrorist attack by Ukraine. Russia responded by launching a large number of simultaneous missile attacks on ten Ukrainian cities, concentrating on energy facilities and infrastructure.

In other news, the online video service TikTok has banned the phrase “White Lives Matter” from its platform.

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Financial Crisis
» Aussies More Worried About Cost of Living Crisis Than COVID-19
» Canada: Record High Inflation is Making Thanksgiving More Expensive
» Germany Mulls ‘Two-Stage’ £195 Billion State Energy Subsidy for Coming Winter
» Inflation in Georgia Soars as Some Locals Struggle to Make Ends Meet
» Larry Summers Says ‘More Likely Than Not’ There Will be a Recession Within 18 Months
» Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Trio Including Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke
» Property Experts Reveal the Huge Risk Facing Australians Who Bought During the 2021 Property Boom as Interest Rates and the Cost of Living Soars
» US Economy is Headed for Recession in a Few Months, JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon Warns
 
USA
» 7 People From 6 States Arrested After Climate Crisis Activists Blocked Beltway Traffic
» California vs Ohio Pig Farmers, The Supreme Court Will Hear the Case
» Chilling New Details Revealed in Shooting Outside Lee Zeldin’s Home
» CNN Sounds Alarm: SCOTUS May Wipe Out Gun Control ‘Nationwide’
» Colorado Secretary of State Says Office Accidentally Sent 30,000 Voter Registration Notices to Noncitizens
» Elizabeth Warren Mocked for ‘Indigenous People’s Day’ Tweet: ‘You Just Might Want to Sit This One Out’
» Family of Murdered TX Man Says Soros DA Ignored Their Wishes, Cut Deals With Suspects: ‘Absolutely Disgusted’
» GOP AGs Sue Berenson Foe Andy Slavitt, Other Biden Officials Who Colluded With Big Tech
» LA Councilwoman Caught on Tape Making Racist Comments Has History of Calling America, Trump Racist
» Majority of GOP Nominees Doubt Legitimacy of 2020 Election: WaPo
» PayPal Stock ‘Fined’ 6% After Flood of Users Cancel Over $2,500 ‘Misinformation’ Debacle
» Prosecutor Going to Court to Challenge Cashless Bail Law in Illinois
» Rolling Stone Co-Founder Jann Wenner Calls for Government Intervention for Online Speech
» Seven Days of Mayhem: Random Killings Expose Lethality of Democrat Crime Policies
» Small Business Group Sues Over Biden’s $420 Billion Student Loan Forgiveness Plan
» Twitter Suspends Account of Human Rights Champion Reggie Littlejohn
» Videos: Trump Blasts Biden for Nuclear “Armageddon” Warning
» Waukesha Parade Murder Suspect Darrell Brooks Apologizes for Disruptive Behavior in Court
» Woman Threatens to Stab Husband to Get His ‘Other Personality’ Out, Documents Say
 
Europe and the EU
» Energy Bills in Hungary Remain Second Cheapest in European Comparison Research
» EU Prepares for Possible Large-Scale Blackouts in Winter
» ‘Eurocrats Trying to Create a Transnational Beast, ‘ Says Polish PM Morawiecki
» Gazprombank to Discontinue Swiss Operations
» German WWII Reparations for Poland: ‘The Perpetrator Does Not Decide When the Case is Closed’
» Germany: AfD Achieves Electoral Success in Lower Saxony, FDP Falls Out of Parliament
» Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Founder, Has COVID in U.K. Prison, Wife Says
» More Infrastructure Sabotage: Germany Hunts Culprits of Cut Cables That Brought Rail Network to Knees
» Swiss Child Emergencies Have Increased by More Than 50 Percent
» UK: ‘Kneeling Millionaires Are Back!’ Premier League Brings Back Taking the Knee for Anti-Racist Campaign
» UK: Moment Young Police Officer Politely Asks Eco-Mob Causing Rush Hour Chaos, ‘What Their Plans Are’ And if They ‘Have Any Questions’ As They Sit Glued to the Road — Before Police Finally Move in to Arrest 25
» UK: Vegan Activist, 40, Could Have Caused £100,000 Worth of Damage at Fortnum and Mason Shop After Pouring Milk Over it, Court Hears — as He Denies Causing Criminal Damage and Theft
 
Middle East
» Protests in Iran Over Woman’s Death Reach Key Oil Industry
 
Russia
» Belarus Accuses Ukraine of Blowing Up Border Bridges
» German Consulate Hit in Wave of Russian Strikes Across Ukraine: Reports
» Multiple Explosions Rock Kyiv: Missile Strikes Hit Capital for the First Time in Months After Putin Pledged Revenge for Crimea Bridge Blast Branding it an ‘Act of Terrorism’ By Ukraine — But Kremlin Denies Planning Nuclear Retaliation
» President Vladimir Putin Says Russian Missile Strikes Are in Response to Ukraine’s ‘Terrorist Action’
» Professor Sachs: ‘Ukraine Needs to Stop Bombing Nuclear Power Plant and Blaming it on Russia’
» Putin: Crimea Bridge Bombing an ‘Intentional Act of Terrorism’ By Ukraine
» Senior Ukrainian Official Confirms Ukraine Orchestrated Truck Bomb Attack on Crimean Bridge; NYT Reports
» US Pledges ‘Unwavering’ Support for Ukraine After Russia Unleashes Deadly Retaliation Strikes
» ‘You Don’t Know Where to Hide’: Kyiv Residents Reel From Deadly Russian Missile Attacks
 
South Asia
» India: Hindus in Mominpur-Ekbalpur Areas in Kolkata Are Fleeing Under Islamic Attacks
 
Far East
» TikTok Bans the Term “White Lives Matter”
 
Australia — Pacific
» Brothel Manager Will Not Spend a Single Day Behind Bars Despite Pimping Out an Underage Girl for $100 After Clients Complained Women at His Establishment Were Too Old
» Power Bills in Australia Will Soar by 35 Per Cent Within Months as the Country Continues to Transition to Renewable Energy and Coal Power Plants Are Shut Down
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Ukraine Urges Africa ‘Not to Stay Neutral’ After ‘Devastating’ Air Strikes
 
Latin America
» Journalist Allan Dos Santos is Blocked by GETTR After Brazil Supreme Court Order
 
Immigration
» 12 Migrants From Ireland, Great Britain Arrested for Illegally Entering the US Through Minnesota
» Europe’s Border Crisis Grows, Hungary Reports Nearly 200,000 Migrants Entering Its Territory Illegally This Year
» Illegal Immigrant Charged in Deadly LV Stabbing Attack Had Earlier Charges Dropped After LA DA Waited Too Long for Trial
» Luxembourg: Moroccan Suspect Arrested for Dismembering Woman
» More Than 34,000 Migrants Have Now Crossed the English Channel This Year After 1,000 Arrived in 25 Boats on Sunday, MoD Figures Reveal
» Pope Francis: Immigration ‘Reveals the Beauty of Diversity’
» Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Criticizes NYC Mayor Eric Adams for Ticketing Buses Carrying Migrants
» UK: They Will Keep Coming
 
Culture Wars
» Biden’s Army Secretary Responds to ‘Woke’ Criticisms, Says DEI Programs ‘Important’
» Gay Superman Canceled at DC Comics
» New Jersey Teacher Interviews 4th Graders on ‘They/Them’ Pronouns on TikTok: ‘Indoctrinating My Students’
» Petition Launched to Protect Children From Drag Shows in Tennessee
» Pro-Life Students Allege Discrimination in Lawsuit Against Las Vegas High School
» University of Minnesota Medical School Students Required to Pledge to Fight ‘Colonialism’ And ‘The Gender Binary’
 

Aussies More Worried About Cost of Living Crisis Than COVID-19

Australians are far more concerned about the cost of living than about Covid-19, a new study has found.

The Beyond Blue study, released on World Mental Health Day, surveyed 1500 people about their main stress levels.

It revealed rising interest rates, inflation, the cost of power and groceries and war in the Ukraine were among people’s major concerns.

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

Canada: Record High Inflation is Making Thanksgiving More Expensive

Thanksgiving dinner will look very different for many Canadian families this year as inflation and record high food prices are causing shoppers to think twice before grabbing holiday favourites.

The cost of a traditional turkey dinner is expected to cost over $200 for a family of four as compared to $181.75 just last year due to inflation figures from Statistics Canada.

Food inflation went up to 10.8% in August and is rising at the fastest levels since 1981 (11.9%).

A poll by Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab in partnership with Angus Reid found 22% responded that they would need to alter their Thanksgiving meals due to rising food costs.

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

Germany Mulls ‘Two-Stage’ £195 Billion State Energy Subsidy for Coming Winter

BERLIN (AP) — A government-appointed expert panel is proposing a two-stage system for distributing up to 200 billion euros ($195 billion) in subsidies Germany has announced to ease the strain of high energy prices.

German news agency dpa reported Monday that the panel will suggest one-off payments to natural gas customers equivalent to a single monthly bill this year, followed by a price subsidy for part of people’s consumption next year.

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

Inflation in Georgia Soars as Some Locals Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Khachapuri is one of Georgia’s most famous dishes.

Varying from region to region, it is a low-cost meal made from unleavened bread, with a generous serving of cheese in the centre and a cracked egg on top.

Georgia’s International Research Institute (ISET) has calculated the rate of inflation by tracking the price of this dish in its so-called ‘Khachapuri Index’.

In June, the cost of preparing a standard-sized Khachapuri was approximately €2 in the Index, having increased 28% that month, but the price has significantly increased since then.

According to Tbilisi’s State Office of Statistics, the annual inflation rate in Georgia this September was 11.5%.

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

Larry Summers Says ‘More Likely Than Not’ There Will be a Recession Within 18 Months

Former treasury secretary Larry Summers predicted that America will experience a recession within the next 18 months during an appearance on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer Thursday.

“I think it’s more likely than not that sometime in the next year or 18 months we will have a recession. I think that’s a consequence of the excesses that the economy has been through, and historical experience suggests that the kind of inflation we have rarely returns to normal levels, to target levels of around 2 percent without some kind of recession,” Summers said.

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

Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Trio Including Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke

The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded Monday to former Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke and two other U.S. academics whose work helped governments and central bankers navigate the global financial crisis and avoid an economic depression of the kind seen during the 1930s.

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

Property Experts Reveal the Huge Risk Facing Australians Who Bought During the 2021 Property Boom as Interest Rates and the Cost of Living Soars

Lloyd Edge, the founder and director of buyers’ agent Aus Property Professionals, said borrowers caught up in last year’s ‘fear-of-missing-out’ buying frenzy were most in danger.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

US Economy is Headed for Recession in a Few Months, JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon Warns

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon on Monday warned that the U.S. is headed for a recession in the next six to nine months as volatile markets coincide with disorderly financial conditions.

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

7 People From 6 States Arrested After Climate Crisis Activists Blocked Beltway Traffic

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (7News) — Seven people from six different states were arrested after climate crisis activists blocked traffic on the Inner Loop of the Beltway Monday morning, demanding that President Biden declare a climate emergency.

More than 10 people wearing neon vests were sitting in the road and blocking all lanes of traffic when Maryland State troopers arrived on the scene at about 10:30 a.m. Others were walking around and holding signs, according to Maryland State Police.

The inner loop of Interstate 495 at Exit 30 (US 29/Colesville Road) reopened in Montgomery County around 11:30 a.m. Monday .

Those arrested were charged with “obstructing or hindering the free passage of another in a public place or on a public conveyance,” police said.

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

California vs Ohio Pig Farmers, The Supreme Court Will Hear the Case

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com

California is hell bent on forcing its policies on the entire nation. The case will go to the top court…

Please consider Ohio Pig Farmers Didn’t Get a Vote on California’s Proposition 12

The Supreme Court will hear “the bacon case” on Oct. 11. National Pork Producers Council v. Ross challenges California’s Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act, also known as Proposition 12. It’s an ill-conceived and unconstitutional 2018 law that attempts to use the Golden State’s enormous market power as leverage to regulate pig farming nationwide.

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

Chilling New Details Revealed in Shooting Outside Lee Zeldin’s Home

A Bloods gang beef may have prompted the shooting outside the Long Island home of gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin, police sources said Monday — as the brother of one of the targets admitted he first thought his sibling was joking about the gunplay.

Neighbors also described the pandemonium that broke out — with one of the victims crying and screaming, “Oh, my God!’ as bullets flew on the typically bucolic Shirley street around 2:20 p.m. Sunday, injuring two teens.

“At first we didn’t believe him,” Tyvon Smith, 26, told The Post of his 15-year-old brother, Tyler, who was among three teens apparently targeted in the bloody, possibly gang-related drive-by.

“Tyler came over in shock,” Smith said of the moment his sibling, a high-school sophomore, approached him after the shooting.

“He was crying, saying that his friends, his brothers, got shot. He said they were shooting at him, too. They were driving by and just took some shots at them, and Tyler just got lucky.

“At first we didn’t believe him,” Tyvon Smith, 26, told The Post of his brother, Tyler, who was among three teens apparently targeted in the bloody, possibly gang-related drive-by.

“I said he was just kidding, just playing, that he was just playing too many video games,” Smith said.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

CNN Sounds Alarm: SCOTUS May Wipe Out Gun Control ‘Nationwide’

CNN sounded the alarm Sunday, warning that the pro-Second Amendment makeup of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) portends an end to gun control “nationwide.”

CNN’s Tierney Sneed pointed to the June 23, 2022, SCOTUS decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, noting that it not only struck down New York’s proper cause requirement but also set forward stringent rules for how lower courts must decide cases related to the Second Amendment.

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

Colorado Secretary of State Says Office Accidentally Sent 30,000 Voter Registration Notices to Noncitizens

Around 30,000 non-U.S. citizens living in Colorado were mistakenly sent postcards late last month encouraging them to register to vote.

Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold’s office said the postcards were mistakenly mailed on Sept. 27 after department employees compared a list of names of 102,000 people provided by the Electronic Registration Information Center to a database of Colorado residents issued driver’s licenses.

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

Elizabeth Warren Mocked for ‘Indigenous People’s Day’ Tweet: ‘You Just Might Want to Sit This One Out’

Twitter users were quick to point out the irony in Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., promoting Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday.

Warren celebrated the holiday, which replaces Columbus Day in various cities across the country, on her account that morning.

“On #IndigenousPeoplesDay, we celebrate the contributions, the extraordinary resilience, and the rich cultures of tribal nations and Native communities. Today and every day, the federal government must recommit itself to honoring its promises to Native peoples,” Warren wrote.

Social media users piled on this tweet after Warren’s previous scandal regarding her false claims of Native American heritage.

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

Family of Murdered TX Man Says Soros DA Ignored Their Wishes, Cut Deals With Suspects: ‘Absolutely Disgusted’

The family of a man brutally killed in Austin, Texas, told Fox News Digital that the county’s Soros-backed progressive district attorney has ignored their objections to lenient sentences for all five defendants in the case and shown he “doesn’t care” about crime victims.

Christopher Branham, a 26-year-old father of two, was murdered on June 24, 2020, after being beaten and robbed in a mob-style attack at a Round Rock, Texas, motel by five individuals. He was then taken to a cornfield by two of the individuals, where he was shot and killed. His body was not found until weeks later.

Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza, a progressive activist funded by the network of liberal mega donor George Soros, took office in January of the next year, and Branham’s family told Fox News Digital that’s when “all the issues started.”

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

GOP AGs Sue Berenson Foe Andy Slavitt, Other Biden Officials Who Colluded With Big Tech

Two Republican state attorneys general have sued former Biden COVID czar Andy Slavitt and other administration officials as part of an ongoing lawsuit over collusion between the feds and big tech in order to suppress COVID-related free speech.

The complaint, requesting the deposition of “key defendants,” was filed by Republican Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana, and cites a third-party subpoena of Twitter, Meta and YouTube, which identified a variety of White House and administration officials, the Daily Caller reports.

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

LA Councilwoman Caught on Tape Making Racist Comments Has History of Calling America, Trump Racist

The Los Angeles City Council president who stepped down from her leadership position Monday after leaked audio showed her making openly racist remarks has a history of labeling the U.S. “racist.”

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

Majority of GOP Nominees Doubt Legitimacy of 2020 Election: WaPo

A Washington Post analysis has identified 299 GOP candidates for House Senate and key statewide offices that should be called out for wrongthink — namely, questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 US election.

Those who cast doubt over election integrity “are running in every region of the country and in nearly every state.”

Liberals, prepare thine fainting couches…

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

PayPal Stock ‘Fined’ 6% After Flood of Users Cancel Over $2,500 ‘Misinformation’ Debacle

Shares in PayPal are off more than 6% (or around $5BN in market cap) in early Monday trading after a massive internet campaign to cancel accounts went viral in response to the company’s now-reversed policy that would fine users $2,500 if they were to allegedly promote “misinformation” or “hate.”

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

Prosecutor Going to Court to Challenge Cashless Bail Law in Illinois

Another prosecutor is going to court in Illinois to challenge the cashless bail law known as the SAFE-T Act.

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine, who called the measure a “mess”, has filed suit to block the criminal justice package from taking effect in January.

The lawsuit claims the measure violates the state constitution on several grounds.

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

Rolling Stone Co-Founder Jann Wenner Calls for Government Intervention for Online Speech

Joe Rogan had Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner on his Joe Rogan Experience podcast last Wednesday and, among other topics, the pair touched on the government regulating the internet and the media landscape today.

Wenner — a magazine magnate who, according to reports, was in the past a prominent donor to Democratic candidates and liberal groups — spoke in favor of regulating the internet like any other industry in the US — although for some reason prefacing his “yes, but” argument by saying that the internet is great and that he “loves” social media.

But — he continued, it has to be regulated, and when Rogan asked by whom, Wenner replied, “the government.”

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

Seven Days of Mayhem: Random Killings Expose Lethality of Democrat Crime Policies

A college dad shot by two homeless men high on drugs and long sought by police. An illegal migrant who stabbed eight on the Las Vegas strip. An abused wife slaughtered after her husband was released without cash bail.

In a single week, the Democrats’ permissive approach to law enforcement — insecure borders, cashless bail and exploding homelessness — left a lethal wake of innocent victims that shook communities coast to coast and invigorated a political debate less than 30 days from mid-term elections.

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

Small Business Group Sues Over Biden’s $420 Billion Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

The Job Creators Network Foundation (JCNF) Legal Action Fund (LAF) filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness program as an overreach of executive powers.

The lawsuit on behalf of two plaintiffs seeks to block the program from being implemented on the ground that it “violates the Administrative Procedure Act’s notice-and-comment procedures.”

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

Twitter Suspends Account of Human Rights Champion Reggie Littlejohn

Twitter has banned the account of human rights champion Reggie Littlejohn for posting an opinion that contradicted the WHO’s policy on coronavirus vaccine mandates for infants.

On Sunday night, Littlejohn announced the suspension after appeals for reinstatement on Twitter failed. She told Breitbart News on Monday that she finds it “outrageous” that she has been banned for tweeting against vax mandates for babies.

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

Videos: Trump Blasts Biden for Nuclear “Armageddon” Warning

Donald Trump slammed Joe Biden Sunday at a rally in Arizona Sunday, calling Biden’s recent “armageddon” warning “exactly the wrong thing” to say, and demanding “an immediate negotiation of a peaceful end to the war in Ukraine.”

“We have to be very smart and very nimble,” Trump told the crowd of thousands, adding “We have to know what to say, what to do. And we are saying exactly the wrong thing.”

He continued, “We must demand immediate negotiation of a peaceful end to the war in Ukraine, or we will end up in World War Three and there will never be a war like this.”

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

Waukesha Parade Murder Suspect Darrell Brooks Apologizes for Disruptive Behavior in Court

The trial for accused Waukesha parade killer Darrell Brooks resumed Monday with the defendant apologizing for his disruptive and bizarre behavior in court last week.

Brooks, 40, is charged in the November Christmas parade attack that killed six people and injured 62 others in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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

Woman Threatens to Stab Husband to Get His ‘Other Personality’ Out, Documents Say

SMITHFIELD, Utah (KUTV) — A Utah woman was arrested after she called police to report her husband had hit her, authorities stated.

Officers with the Smithfield Police Department responded to the domestic violence call Saturday, where the woman told them her husband struck her during a violent psychotic episode, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The arresting officer wrote that Rachelle Clingo Walker, 35, reported her husband “had struck her on her right arm and left side.” Police got a different story from the Walker’s husband, though, who reportedly produced video of the incident.

The arrest report didn’t specify if it was surveillance video or if he or someone else had recorded it on a mobile device.

“In the video, Rachelle is trying to bring out the victim’s ‘other personality’ by speaking in incantations,” according to the Smithfield officer’s probable cause statement.

Police reported the video showed Walker holding onto her husband’s arm and “ … proceeds to grip (his) arm tighter, cutting into his hand with her nails.”

“The victim then takes a defensive position and tells her multiple times to stop what she is doing,” the affidavit states.”

Walker, who was reportedly visibly upset, is then seen getting off the bed and retrieves a pair of scissors nearby, according to the report.

According to the probable cause statement, there were four children asleep in the home when the incident happened, and the fighting woke them up.

Walker’s husband was apparently able to leave the room without injury, after which she called the police.

After reviewing the video, police arrested Walker on suspicion of aggravated assault and aggravated unlawful detention, both third-degree felonies. She’ also facing four misdemeanor charges of domestic violence in the presence of a child.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Energy Bills in Hungary Remain Second Cheapest in European Comparison Research

While household energy bills continued to spiral out of control in several European capitals in September, Hungarian homes with an annual average energy consumption continued to have access to natural gas and electricity at favorable prices, the Hungarian Energy and Public Utilities Office (MEKH) told the MTI news outlet on Friday.

An international price comparison study conducted in September registered a significant increase in energy prices in several European capitals. According to the research, the price of electricity to be paid by residential consumers rose by 47 percent in Stockholm, 41 percent in Tallinn, and 23 percent in Berlin and Prague, while natural gas was 88 percent more expensive in Tallinn, 36 percent in Vienna, and 23 percent more in Amsterdam compared to the previous month.

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

EU Prepares for Possible Large-Scale Blackouts in Winter

The disruption of energy supplies associated with the war in Ukraine could cause widespread power outages in the European Union this winter. According to the European commissioner for crisis management, Janez Lenarcic, the EU is preparing for two scenarios, one of which includes the potential for large-scale blackouts in member states.

The first scenario is being prepared in case several member states experience power outages; however, the more severe scenario deals with the possibility that power outages would simultaneously occur in many countries.

In the event of outages in just a few countries, others could step in to provide targeted assistance to affected members, for example, in the form of emergency generators, writes The Washington Post.

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

‘Eurocrats Trying to Create a Transnational Beast, ‘ Says Polish PM Morawiecki

Mateusz Morawiecki speaking in Madrid at the convention of Spain’s conservative Vox party said that Poland will not agree to the creation of a “transnational beast” and that he would not apologize for being a Pole and a Christian committed to values such as freedom and solidarity.

Morawiecki also declared that Poland and Spain share common values despite being some distance apart geographically. Both, he argued, want to see a Europe embedded in the tradition of sovereign nation states.

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

Gazprombank to Discontinue Swiss Operations

ZURICH, Oct 10 (Reuters) — Russia’s Gazprombank has decided to cease operating in Switzerland after “a strategic review of various options”, it said.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

German WWII Reparations for Poland: ‘The Perpetrator Does Not Decide When the Case is Closed’

Germany has argued that the matter of reparations to Poland for World War II is closed, and the country will not pay any of the €1.3 trillion Warsaw is demanding, but some in Poland are rejecting this stance.

Polish MEP Prof. Ryszard Legutko repeated the argument used by Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau that it was not for the perpetrator to decide whether the case is closed or not.

“This argument should be publicized and be heard out,” said Legutko in an interview for Polish Radio 24.

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

Germany: AfD Achieves Electoral Success in Lower Saxony, FDP Falls Out of Parliament

In Lower Saxony, the conservative Alternative for Germany (AfD) party succeeded in re-entering the state parliament with 11 percent of the vote, almost doubling its result compared to the 2017 election, the Junge Freiheit news outlet reported.

The Social Democrats (SPD) won the ballot, according to a projection by Infratest dimap at 9:47 p.m. With their top candidate and current Prime Minister Stephan Weil, they won 33.4 percent of the votes, while SPD thus lost around 3 percent.

Weil’s challenger, the Christian Democrat (CDU) candidate Bernd Althusmann, obtained 28.1 percent of the votes, a significant loss. The Greens came in third with 14.5 percent, making record gains of around 6 percent.

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Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Founder, Has COVID in U.K. Prison, Wife Says

London — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has tested positive for COVID-19, his wife said on Monday, as she battles his extradition to the United States.

“Julian was feeling unwell last week but started feeling sick on Friday,” Stella Assange was quoted as saying by the Press Association news agency. “He started coughing and had a fever. He was given some paracetamol. He tested positive for COVID on Saturday.”

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

More Infrastructure Sabotage: Germany Hunts Culprits of Cut Cables That Brought Rail Network to Knees

Already exacerbated fears about infrastructure sabotage were dramatically underlined at the weekend when two apparently coordinated acts against the backbone system which controls train movements saw Germany’s railway network grind to a halt for several hours. Europe has been suffering such attacks, often attributed to actors of the ultra-left, for many years.

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

Swiss Child Emergencies Have Increased by More Than 50 Percent

Pediatrics Switzerland has warned of supply bottlenecks if the situation in pediatric emergency care continues to deteriorate.

Children’s hospitals in Switzerland sounded the alarm after the number of child emergencies increased by more than 50 percent in the first half of 2022 compared to the previous year. Pediatrics Switzerland, the specialist organization for child and adolescent medicine, expects the worst.

The emergency stations are increasingly reaching their limits, according to a statement, as reported by the Tages-Anzeiger. It is assumed that the situation will continue to worsen during the cold season.

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

UK: ‘Kneeling Millionaires Are Back!’ Premier League Brings Back Taking the Knee for Anti-Racist Campaign

England’s Premier League has brought back the Black Lives Matter inspired virtue signal of taking the knee before matches this week to mark Black History Month.

Though the Black Lives Matter has been widely discredited, with the leaders of the far-left Marxist movement being accused of using the vast sums of money raised to enrich themselves, the Premier League has decided to once again perform the BLM-inspired pose prior to games between the 8th and 16th of October.

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UK: Moment Young Police Officer Politely Asks Eco-Mob Causing Rush Hour Chaos, ‘What Their Plans Are’ And if They ‘Have Any Questions’ As They Sit Glued to the Road — Before Police Finally Move in to Arrest 25

Police have arrested 25 eco-zealots who glued themselves to each other and roads close to Buckingham Palace this morning, sparking anger from motorists who told the activists to ‘get a job’.

Officers who attended the scene on The Mall said they have made 25 arrests after Just Stop Oil protesters established a roadblock at around 8.45am.

By lunchtime the final activists had been taken away in police vans, with disruption lasting for more than two hours.

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

UK: Vegan Activist, 40, Could Have Caused £100,000 Worth of Damage at Fortnum and Mason Shop After Pouring Milk Over it, Court Hears — as He Denies Causing Criminal Damage and Theft

A vegan activist could have caused £100,000 worth of damage at a London shop by after pouring milk over it, a court has heard.

Stephen Bone is alleged to have been one of two Animal Rebellion members who targeted the Fortnum & Mason and Selfridges store on Friday, October 7.

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Protests in Iran Over Woman’s Death Reach Key Oil Industry

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Workers at refineries crucial for Iran’s oil and natural gas production protested Monday over the death of a 22-year-old woman, online videos appeared to show, escalating the crisis faced by Tehran.

The demonstrations in Abadan and Asaluyeh mark the first time the unrest surrounding the death of Mahsa Amini threatened the industry crucial to the coffers of Iran’s long-sanctioned theocratic government.

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Belarus Accuses Ukraine of Blowing Up Border Bridges

Ukrainian forces have destroyed almost all bridges and mined the roads along the border with Belarus, Anatoly Lappo, chairman of the State Border Committee of Belarus, said on Sunday.

“Today, almost all border bridges have been blown up, and automobile and railway border routes are completely mined,” Lappo told Belarusian TV, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency.

Ukrainian forces have fortified the border “to the extent that they put anti-tank mines in three rows on the roads,” Lappo said.

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German Consulate Hit in Wave of Russian Strikes Across Ukraine: Reports

A building housing the visa office of the German consulate in Kyiv (Kiev) has been struck amid a wave of Russian strikes across Ukraine, reports claim.

Germany’s BILD, the best-selling tabloid newspaper in Europe, cited former Heinrich Böll Foundation chairman Sergej Sumlenny that the “building where the visa office of the German embassy in Kyiv was located was hit by the Russians” in Monday’s missile strikes.

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Multiple Explosions Rock Kyiv: Missile Strikes Hit Capital for the First Time in Months After Putin Pledged Revenge for Crimea Bridge Blast Branding it an ‘Act of Terrorism’ By Ukraine — But Kremlin Denies Planning Nuclear Retaliation

Ukraine’s capital was rocked by a series of blasts this morning as Putin’s revenge attack for the Crimea bridge blast appeared to have begun early.

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President Vladimir Putin Says Russian Missile Strikes Are in Response to Ukraine’s ‘Terrorist Action’

The head of the Ukrainian military today said Russian forces have launched at least 83 missiles on Ukraine, with fatal strikes targeting the capital Kyiv, and cities in the south and west. The barrage of strikes killed at least eight people and injured a dozen, the police said. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russia of trying to wipe Ukrainians off the face of the earth.

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Professor Sachs: ‘Ukraine Needs to Stop Bombing Nuclear Power Plant and Blaming it on Russia’

Professor Jeffrey Sachs stated Sunday that the U.S. should be demanding that Ukraine stops shelling the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and blaming it on Russia, otherwise the world will face a nuclear armageddon on two fronts.

Sachs, a prominent public policy analyst, made the comments on a recent podcast, noting “Our media says they don’t know who is shelling the plant. And they can’t put one and one together to say that if Russia is in control of the plant, maybe they’re not shelling their own plant. Maybe it’s Ukraine who is shelling the plant.”

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Putin: Crimea Bridge Bombing an ‘Intentional Act of Terrorism’ By Ukraine

Russian leader Vladimir Putin declared the bombing of the Kerch Strait bridge, which connects Russia to occupied Crimea, “an act of terrorism aimed at destroying Russia’s civilian and critical infrastructure” at a Russian Security Council meeting on Monday, promising a “massive strike” on Ukraine in response.

Putin invaded and colonized the Crimean peninsula with little response from the West in 2014, declaring its residents Russian citizens. Four years later, Russia debuted a bridge connecting Crimea to Russia via the Kerch Strait, effectively closing off the critical Ukrainian port city of Mariupol from the Black Sea. The Kerch Strait Bridge, at 12 miles long, is the longest bridge in Europe.

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Senior Ukrainian Official Confirms Ukraine Orchestrated Truck Bomb Attack on Crimean Bridge; NYT Reports

Authored by Chris Menahan via InformationLiberation.com

The New York Times reported Saturday evening that a “senior Ukrainian official” corroborated Russian reports that Ukraine was behind the truck bomb attack on the Crimean bridge which killed at least three civilians.

From The New York Times, “Blast on Crimean Bridge Deals Blow to Russian War Effort in Ukraine”:

The blast and fire sent part of the 12-mile Kerch Strait Bridge tumbling into the sea and killed at least three people, according to the Russian authorities. A senior Ukrainian official corroborated Russian reports that Ukraine was behind the attack. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of a government ban on discussing the blast, added that Ukraine’s intelligence services had orchestrated the explosion, using a bomb loaded onto a truck being driven across the bridge.

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US Pledges ‘Unwavering’ Support for Ukraine After Russia Unleashes Deadly Retaliation Strikes

Kyiv was struck by multiple missiles for the first time in months on Monday and several other Ukrainian cities took severe blows in what Russian President Vladimir Putin called retaliation for a weekend explosion on a major Russian-built bridge.

At least 11 civilians were killed and scores were wounded, Ukraine Emergency Service reported. Homes, businesses, roads and vehicles were left in ruins just two days after a major bridge linking occupied Crimea with the Russian mainland was damaged by an apparent truck bomb. Putin blamed Ukrainian special forces for that blast.

“If attempts continue to carry out terror attacks on our territory, Russia’s responses will be tough,” Putin said at a meeting with members of Russia’s Security Council. “No one must have any doubts about that.”

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‘You Don’t Know Where to Hide’: Kyiv Residents Reel From Deadly Russian Missile Attacks

Workers have started to clear debris in downtown Kyiv after Russian forces launched a barrage of fatal bombardments in the capital and across Ukraine.

The attack was allegedly retaliation for an explosion that damaged a key bridge to Moscow-annexed Crimea.

Ukraine’s most senior military general said Russian forces had fired 75 missiles on cities across the country in a wave of attacks that included Iranian drones.

It was the first Russian strike on Kyiv since late June.

Residents were sent into bomb shelters for the first time in months.

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India: Hindus in Mominpur-Ekbalpur Areas in Kolkata Are Fleeing Under Islamic Attacks

Communal Tension After Vijaya Dashami at Mominpur-Ekbalpur area in Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee is unconcerned. Media is Silent. Hindus are fleeing under Islamic attacks! What is happening there?

Sumita Saha | HENB | Kolkata | Oct 9, 2022:: BJP State President, Dr Sukanta Majumdar tweeted some pic and videos mentioning the unwarranted clash between Hindus and Muslims. It is reported from an unverified source that the delay in removing Durga Puja Pandal near Nav Yuvak Sangha (Yuva Shakti Committee) Club created a ruckus. In that row local Muslims attacked the Hindu residents of Maila Depot- Mominpur. It is also said that Muslim miscreants barged into Hindu houses, vandalized those and molested Hindu women. Many motorbikes were also damaged/ vandalized, as reports flashed in the social media. All these happened on Saturday night after 2 pm as said. Tension continued the next day.

Some says the ruckus broke out due to a route dispute for a Valmiki Jayanti procession.

Another source says, rucks began when some Muslim youth started mounting green (Islamic) flags in the Hindu areas for observing Navi Diwas under the leadership of one Myzabin Bibi of Hossain Saheb park area. As the police on duty took that Muslim lady to the local police station for interrogation, the Muslim mob started rampage and damaged 10 four wheeler and 25 Motorbikes. 15 Hindu houses were also attacked and looted, the same source said.

In the available video, it is seen that RAF has been posted there near the Nava Yuvak Sangha. The area is still tense.

It is natural that the ruling TMC is trying to ignore the matter, BJP will blame the WB Govt for raising the law and order situation, but why the Bengal media is silent throwing out all the responsibilities from its shoulders.

WB CM Mamata Banerjee (who is also the Police Minister of the state) must look into the matter to keep it calm over the situation before it goes beyond control.

Hindus cannot be just the target of the Jihadi elements so far in West Bengal for any political indulgence.

In a series of tweets, BJP WB President urged to the authorities to maintain safety and security of Hindus, “In Mayurbhanj (Road), Kolkata Port, Hindus are fleeing, their houses are being attacked. Police is silently watching. There is no law and order. The situation is serious but CM ?@MamataOfficial is watching Hindus suffer.”

In another tweet he wrote, “Disturbed to know present situation of Mominpore-Khidirpore area. @mamataofficial must take strong action and ensure safety of Hindu families who are under attack since yesterday. When DGP West Bengal and Cp Kolkata will come out from slumber.”

Details of the incident are still awaited. It is also said that two Deputy Commissioners of Police and one Joint Commissioner of Police are also stained at the disturbed areas.

Update (10.10.2022): Leader of the Opposition in WB Legislative Assembly, Suvendu Adhikari urged Central Home Minister and WB Governor La Ganesan to deploy Central forces (such as Central Armed Police Force — CAPF)to protect the victimized Hindu people of Mominpur-Ekbalpur areas from the hands of ‘certain community’ who also ransacked the Ekbalpur Police Station, as reported.

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TikTok Bans the Term “White Lives Matter”

TikTok has banned users from even searching for the term “white lives matter,” listing the phrase as being associated with “hateful behavior.”

Apparently, according to the Chinese-owned video app, which is notorious as perhaps the most censorious in existence, white lives don’t matter.

When searching for videos or profiles containing the term “white lives matter,” users are met with a message which states, “No results found. This phrase may be associated with hateful behavior. TikTok is committed to keeping our community safe and working to prevent the spread of hate. For more information, we invite you to review our Community Guidelines.”

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Brothel Manager Will Not Spend a Single Day Behind Bars Despite Pimping Out an Underage Girl for $100 After Clients Complained Women at His Establishment Were Too Old

The manager of a Melbourne brothel where a teenage girl was being sold for sex will not spend a single day behind bars for his despicable crime.

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Power Bills in Australia Will Soar by 35 Per Cent Within Months as the Country Continues to Transition to Renewable Energy and Coal Power Plants Are Shut Down

Transitioning to renewable energy and the shutting of coal power plants will see Australian power bills go up by 35 per cent within months, according to energy retailers.

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Ukraine Urges Africa ‘Not to Stay Neutral’ After ‘Devastating’ Air Strikes

Ukraine has urged African nations “not to stay neutral” in the ongoing Western-backed clash with the Russian Federation following “devastating” missile strikes across the country on Monday.

“This morning the Russian Federation started massive missile strikes across Ukraine,” wrote Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, who has been on a relationship-building tour of African capitals, in an official Message to African Nations.

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Journalist Allan Dos Santos is Blocked by GETTR After Brazil Supreme Court Order

It’s a critical and sensitive time in Brazil, as the two presidential hopefuls, right-leaning incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and former president, leftist Luiz Inacio Lula, prepare to square off in the runoff of the vote on October 30.

In the mix are also other figures who have a history of political and even judicial clashes, including the country’s Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre de Moraes, a staunch rival of Bolsonaro — and Allan dos Santos, the sitting president’s supporter now in exile thanks to decisions and orders made by Moraes.

Dos Santos, a journalist, has been in the United States for a while now, and on October 7 woke up to some bad news: the social platform GETTR had blocked him.

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12 Migrants From Ireland, Great Britain Arrested for Illegally Entering the US Through Minnesota

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency says 12 migrants from Ireland and Great Britain were arrested after illegally entering the United States in northern Minnesota.

Border Patrol agents, with the help of local law enforcement, intercepted the human smuggling attempt over the span of two days in late September, the agency said over the weekend.

An agent with the Border Patrol station in Warroad learned that two vehicles illegally entered the U.S. near Roseau on Sept. 25, according to a news release.

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Europe’s Border Crisis Grows, Hungary Reports Nearly 200,000 Migrants Entering Its Territory Illegally This Year

Hungary is now reporting that nearly 200,000 migrants have crossed illegally into its territory for the year to date, with the latest figures illustrating just how dire the latest migrant crisis has become for Europe.

“In 2022, the number of people intending to cross the Hungarian border without a permit will continue to increase,” reads the Facebook page of the Government of Hungary. “We defend against these attempts because Hungary’s border cannot continue to be a gateway,” it adds.

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Illegal Immigrant Charged in Deadly LV Stabbing Attack Had Earlier Charges Dropped After LA DA Waited Too Long for Trial

Yoni Christian Barrios, the illegal immigrant who allegedly went on a stabbing attack rampage in Las Vegas on Thursday, has been revealed to have been charged with felony domestic violence back in 2019 in Los Angeles but the charges were dropped after then-District Attorney Jackie Lacey waited too long to bring the case to trial.

According to the Daily Mail, the felony charge would have carried a punishment of four years, meaning he would be locked up through 2023. After DA Lacey waited for over a year to take him to trial over his domestic violence, a judge threw the charges out because of LA’s speedy trial laws.

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Luxembourg: Moroccan Suspect Arrested for Dismembering Woman

Authorities in Luxembourg arrested a Moroccan man suspected of dismembering a Portuguese woman to whom he was related by marriage last month, according to reports.

On September 19, the body of a brutally mutilated female was discovered in Mont-Saint-Martin, a commune in France that shares borders with Luxembourg and Belgium.

Tattoos were used to identify the victim as Diana, a 40-year-old Portuguese citizen residing in Diekirch, Luxembourg, at the time of her death.

Investigators determined her likely killer was a 48-year-old male from Morocco whose nephew recently married Diana under dubious circumstances.

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More Than 34,000 Migrants Have Now Crossed the English Channel This Year After 1,000 Arrived in 25 Boats on Sunday, MoD Figures Reveal

More than 1,000 people crossed the English Channel yesterday, adding to the record number who have made the perilous journey this year — which now stands at over 34,000.

Some 1,065 people made the treacherous crossing on Sunday in 25 boats and inflatable dinghies, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), meaning each boat carried an average of about 43 people.

With a break in the poor weather yesterday, the first groups were seen being escorted to shore by Border Force officials in the early hours of the morning.

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Pope Francis: Immigration ‘Reveals the Beauty of Diversity’

ROME — Today every Christian is “called to reflect God’s gaze towards our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters,” Pope Francis declared Monday.

Immigration is a “very important challenge,” the pontiff told a group of pilgrims in the Vatican. “It highlights the urgent need to put fraternity before rejection and solidarity before indifference.”

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Criticizes NYC Mayor Eric Adams for Ticketing Buses Carrying Migrants

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott criticized New York City Mayor Eric Adams over the ticketing of buses carrying migrants from his state to the so-called sanctuary city, following a state of emergency declaration in the Big Apple amid the influx.

The New York Police Department was seen over the weekend pulling over buses near the Port Authority that had dropped of dozens of migrants. The officers reportedly searched each bus for possible infractions, including tire treads, fluid levels and even windshield wiper placement, the New York Post reported

Sources told the Post the inspections were part of a ploy to find excuses to take the buses off the road and complicate the transportation of migrants caught illegally crossing the southern border into New York.

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UK: They Will Keep Coming

Despite local objections, the government will use every room in an entire hotel in Stoke to house illegal migrants at taxpayer expense.

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Biden’s Army Secretary Responds to ‘Woke’ Criticisms, Says DEI Programs ‘Important’

President Biden’s secretary of the Army responded to the criticism that the military branch was becoming “woke,” saying the branch’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs are “important.”

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth spoke at a Monday discussion with other military leaders on national security and the branch’s modernization efforts.

While speaking at the event, Wormuth responded to the criticisms that the Army is going “woke” by saying the DEI programs being forced on soldiers are “important.”

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Gay Superman Canceled at DC Comics

DC Comics has canceled Tom Taylor’s gay Superman comic book after only around a year and a half of being in print.

The news dropped over the weekend at the New York Comic-Con.

The news about the cancellation isn’t at all surprising as it means no one was purchasing the comic book just like I said.

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New Jersey Teacher Interviews 4th Graders on ‘They/Them’ Pronouns on TikTok: ‘Indoctrinating My Students’

A New Jersey teacher interviewed and recorded 4th-grade students on the educator’s “non-binary” “they/them” pronouns and posted the videos on a public TikTok account over the course of several months.

Nairobi Colon, an art teacher who works in the KIPP charter school system in The Garden State, posted videos responding to critical comments from users who accused the educator of “grooming” students with gender ideology. The teacher has racked up over 600,000 followers on her TikTok.

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Petition Launched to Protect Children From Drag Shows in Tennessee

A petition has been launched in Tennessee calling for drag shows in the state to have an age limit for attendees.

The group Hamilton County Conservatives issued a press release on October 6, demanding that drag shows have an age limit of 18 and over. The group is circulating a petition which they plan to present to the state’s legislature.

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Pro-Life Students Allege Discrimination in Lawsuit Against Las Vegas High School

A group of pro-life students is suing their Las Vegas high school and the surrounding school district, alleging discrimination against their campus club.

One of the plaintiffs, recent ECTA graduate Felipe Avila, who founded the Students for Life chapter at East Career and Technical Academy (ECTA) in 2019, told local news he sensed “animosity” from administrators who “did not like” his group’s message.

“We witnessed a lot of animosity from the administrators who I would argue did not like the pro-life message, and so they tried to suppress it as much as possible,” Avila said.

Avila accused the school of trying to suppress their materials and, in effect, violating their First Amendment rights.

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University of Minnesota Medical School Students Required to Pledge to Fight ‘Colonialism’ And ‘The Gender Binary’

Want to become a doctor? Be prepared to take an oath honoring the “indigenous ways of healing,” rather than medical science.

Medical students attending the University of Minnesota are now required to take a pledge to “honor all Indigenous ways of healing that have been historically marginalized by Western medicine,” and join the social justice crusade against “‘white supremacy, colonialism, [and] the gender binary.”

As detailed by investigative journalist Christopher Rufo, the program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School released an oath for students graduating in the class of 2026.

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