Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/13/2022

A homeless woman has been arrested in Manhattan for picking the pocket of a dead man. The victim had been run over by a truck, and his body was still under the vehicle when the woman stole his wallet. Lacking identification, the dead man had to be identified by his dental records.

In other news, more than a hundred unaccompanied child migrants, some as young as eleven, have disappeared during the past year from hotels in the UK where they had been housed by immigration authorities.

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

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Financial Crisis
» “This is a F**king War”: Jamie Dimon Slams Biden Begging Saudis for Oil, Says Investors “Don’t Give a Shit” About ESG
» Germans Should Wear Two Sweaters, Work More, And Drop Vacation to Deal With Crisis, Says Former Finance Minister
» Social Security Benefits Receive 8.7% Boost for 2023
» Watch: Biden Downplays Inflation Crisis Despite Massive Consumer Price Increases
 
USA
» Alleged Waukesha Christmas Parade Killer Mocks Victims in Court While Demanding That Case be Dismissed
» AOC Humiliated at Town Hall in Viral Clip: ‘Why Can’t You be More Like Tulsi Gabbard?’
» Biden Admin Extends COVID Emergency Declaration for Three Months
» Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Considers Investigating PayPal Over Fining People for Legal Speech
» Court Blocks Texas Social Media Free Speech Law
» Democrats Block Resolution Calling for Biden Admin to Turn Over Docs Related to Big Tech Pressure
» Elon Musk Under Federal Investigation Over Twitter Deal: Report
» Ithaca College Scrubs Minorities-Only Pre-Med Program After Complaint
» Jan. 6 Committee Votes Unanimously to Subpoena Trump to Appear Before the Committee
» JPMorgan Chase Closes Account of Religious Freedom Group, Demands Donor List: Report
» Largest Florida University Must Eliminate Anti-Free Speech Policies, Pay Legal Fees to Settle Lawsuit
» Masks Reinstated for University Libraries After Professors Voiced Opposition to Previously Lifted Mandate
» Missouri Woman Escapes Month-Long Captivity as Sex Slave
» New Defendants Are Added to Big Tech Censorship Lawsuit Against Biden Administration
» Parkland Shooter Who Murdered 17 Gets Life Sentence, Not Death. DeSantis Reacts.
» PayPal Appears to be Desperately Offering Bribes of $15 to Stop Droves of People Cancelling Accounts
» Police Union Says ‘Culture of Lawlessness’ In America ‘Must Stop’ After 12 Officers Shot in a Week
» Portland Virtual Town Hall Devolves Into Antifa Making Threats of Violence and Sexual Assault
» Purdue Student Charged With Murder in the Brutal Stabbing of His Dorm Roommate
» Rep. Tom Tiffany Demands Hearing Into Whether Biden Tried to Influence the Outcome of an Election by Asking Saudi Arabia Not to Slash Oil Production Until After the Midterms
» Reports: Off-Duty Police Officer Killed, Several Others Shot in Raleigh Neighborhood
» Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Request to Intervene in Mar-a-Lago Case
» UC Berkeley Stands by Instructor After Petition Calls for Him to be Fired Over Decade-Old Facebook Post
» University of Illinois Paid Ibram Kendi $35,000 for 60-Minute Q&A
» US to Ban All New Sales of CCP-Owned Huawei, ZTE Products: Report
» Woman Who Allegedly Pickpocketed Dead NYC Pedestrian in Custody: Sources
 
Canada
» 72% of Canadians Demand More Oil Exports to Displace Dependance on Russia
» Alberta Gov Says Emergencies Act Wasn’t Necessary as Inquiry Kicks Off
» Artur Pawlowski’s Latest Court Win Shows Prosecutors May be Pursuing a Personal Vendetta
» Freedom Corp Counsel Says No Grounds for Emergencies Act
» Law-Abiding Gun Owners Facing Up to Nine Month Delays in Renewing Licenses
» Officials Monitoring Freedom Convoy Admitted “No Violence Took Place”
» Unvaccinated Physicians Protest Outside of B.C.’s College of Physicians and Surgeons to Call for an End to Healthcare Vaccine Mandates
 
Europe and the EU
» 14 Arrested After Students Riot Over Right to Wear Religious Garb Inside French School
» Czechia to Ban Entry for Russian Tourists With EU Visas From Oct. 25
» Farage: Brexit Britain Should be Energy Independent ‘Like America’ But Leaders Are ‘Addicted to Green Agenda’
» France: Teacher Subjected to Death Threat Over Mohammed Cartoons
» Hungary’s Negative Image is Generated in Brussels, Thinks Danish Politician
» Julian Assange Makes Final Shortlist for Human Rights Award
» Majority of Poles Want Their Country in the Nuclear Sharing Program
» ‘Measure, Control and Patronise Everything’: MEP Slams EU for Push to Regulate Human Breast Milk
» NATO to Proceed With Planned Nuclear Exercises Next Week
» Russian Oil Pipeline Leak Reported in Poland Not Being Treated as Sabotage
» Supporters Display Ukrainian and Polish Flags Ahead of Champions League Match in Warsaw
» Two Men Sentenced to Six Years in Prison Over Swedish Easter Qur’an Riots
» UK: The Fun’s Over! Police Finally Get Tough as They Immediately Handcuff Just Stop Oil Activists and Haul Them Off Major London Roundabout — After Mob Blocked an Ambulance on Emergency Call-Out Again
» UK: Westminster Rumour Mill: Tories Lining Up to Replace New Prime Minister Truss Already
» Zero Self Awareness: Energy Protesters Are Beginning of New ‘Fascist Movement’ — German PM
 
Balkans
» Serbia Wants Deeper Energy Alliance With Hungary, Plans to Build Oil Pipeline and Buy Stake in Hungary’s Only Nuclear Plant
 
Middle East
» Proton Introduces Stealth Protocol to Help Bypass VPN Blocking
» Saudis Say Biden Admin Requested Oil Production Cut to Come After Midterms
 
Russia
» Gazprom CEO Warns EU: “Whole Towns Could Freeze” This Winter
» Interview With Thierry Baudet: ‘Fantastic That Putin Exists’
» Russia Foils Attack on Turkstream Pipeline, Saboteurs Arrested
» Russia Says Ukraine’s Entry Into NATO Would ‘Guarantee’ World War 3: Report
» Russia Rebukes Germany, Denmark, Sweden for Not Including it in Nord Stream Probe
» Ukraine’s Kyiv Area Hit by Iranian-Made Kamikaze Drones
» Ukraine’s Foreign Minister ‘Tricked Into Admitting Kyiv Behind Crimea Bridge Explosion’
 
South Asia
» Pakistan: 15-Year-Old Hindu Girl Abducted in Sindh, Police Failed to Trace Out the Girl, Family in Utter Distress.
 
Far East
» PayPal Terminates Account of Hong Kong Democracy Party
 
Australia — Pacific
» Julian Assange Supporters ‘Heartened’ By Aussie Govt
 
Latin America
» Jamaican Regulator Bans Music Glorifying Drugs, Crime and Gun Violence
 
Immigration
» Italian Regional President Fears Gang Brawl That Killed One is ‘Tip of Iceberg’ As Foreign Gang Violence Grows
» More Than 100 Lone Child Migrants as Young as 11 Have Vanished From UK Hotels in Just Over a Year Amid Fears They May Fall Victim to Sexual Exploitation
» ‘One Day, It Will be Necessary to Mass Troops in Front of the Elysee — Former Paris Police Chief Paints Bleak Future for France Due to Crime and Mass Migration
» Portugal: Almost 300,000 of the Roughly 500,000 Inhabitants of Lisbon Are Immigrants
» Rwanda High Court Challenge is Told Asylum Seekers Could Face Being Deported Just Three Weeks After Arriving in the UK — as More Risk Channel Crossing Today
» UK: Revealed: Ruthless People Smugglers Are Charging Migrants Up to £2,800 Each to Cross the Channel Amid Boat Shortage — After Total to Cross in Four Years Passes 75,000
 
Culture Wars
» Billionaire J.K. Rowling Delivers Scathing Reply to Fan Who Asks ‘How Do You Sleep at Night’
» University of Florida Students Protest Ben Sasse, Say He Poses a ‘Threat’ As President Due to His ‘Anti-Gay Marriage, Anti-Transgender and Anti-Abortion Record’
» University of Michigan Medical Professional Fired for Resisting Gender Ideology Demands: Lawsuit
» Update: Student Who Threw Urine on Pro-Life Chapter Arrested
» Virginia State Lawmaker to Introduce Bill Making it a Crime for Parents Not to Affirm Their LGBT Child
 

“This is a F**king War”: Jamie Dimon Slams Biden Begging Saudis for Oil, Says Investors “Don’t Give a Shit” About ESG

Three days after Jamie Dimon sparked a marketwide selloff which sent stocks to fresh 2022 lows after he predicted a US recession in “6 to 9” months citing drivers including rising interest rates, persistent inflation and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and warned stocks could drop another 20%, the JPMorgan CEO who is expected to report earnings tomorrow (and hopefully clarify why his bank refuses to move its deposit rate above 0.01% in the process keeping $2.2 trillion in liquidity locked inside the overnight funding facility), doubled down today saying the Fed can’t cool the red-hot economy without bringing on a recession.

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

Germans Should Wear Two Sweaters, Work More, And Drop Vacation to Deal With Crisis, Says Former Finance Minister

Another German politician is calling on citizens to make sacrifices and prepare for a loss in prosperity. This time, Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU), Germany’s finance minister for eight years under Chancellor Merkel and former president of the German Bundestag, is calling on Germans to put in more effort and complain less.

Regarding the energy shortage that is crippling German industry and threatening Germans with cold homes this winter, he said, “Then you just put on a sweater, or maybe a second sweater. One should not moan about it, but one must recognize: Many things are not self-evident.” In addition, citizens should prepare for power outages with candles, matches, and flashlights.

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

Social Security Benefits Receive 8.7% Boost for 2023

Less than an hour after US core CPI surged to 40-year highs, the Social Security Administration announced that benefits for around 70 million Americans will increase 8.7% in 2023.

This will amount to an average increase of more than $140 per month beginning in January for Social Security beneficiaries, and beginning in December for more than 7 million Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries.

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

Watch: Biden Downplays Inflation Crisis Despite Massive Consumer Price Increases

In a speech on Thursday regarding how the Infrastructure Act in Los Angeles, President Biden downplayed the inflation crisis hitting the country.

“Before I begin, let me say a few words quickly about today’s report on inflation,” said Biden. “Americans are squeezed by the cost of living. It’s been true for years and folks don’t need to read a report to tell them they’re being squeezed.”

Despite Biden’s claims that Americans have felt the “squeeze” on inflation for “years,” the Biden Administration has been marked with record high inflation, numbers not seen since the 1980s in most money reports.

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

Alleged Waukesha Christmas Parade Killer Mocks Victims in Court While Demanding That Case be Dismissed

The 40-year-old man who is accused of killing six people and wounding dozens more when he allegedly ran them over last year at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, demanded in court this week that his case be dismissed because there were no victims present to face him.

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

AOC Humiliated at Town Hall in Viral Clip: ‘Why Can’t You be More Like Tulsi Gabbard?’

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was confronted by anti-war protesters during a Wednesday town hall event she hosted in the Bronx. The crowd at the sparsely attended event was dominated by her own progressive constituency, but who loudly voiced their anger and frustration over selling out on foreign policy, especially when it comes to her positions and votes on the Ukraine war, which has seen the US hand over an unprecedented tens of billions of dollars in weapons and aid. This has made her indistinguishable from her establishment colleagues on both sides of the aisle, including neocon Republicans and hawkish Dems.

One protester loudly denounced her for policy positions that will lead to a “nuclear war” with Russia as seen in a now viral clip.

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

Biden Admin Extends COVID Emergency Declaration for Three Months

The Biden administration announced a 90-day extension of the nationwide COVID-19 emergency declaration on Thursday.

Originally declared in January 2020, the government has extended it at 90-day intervals for nearly three years, according to The Hill. The announcement comes amid falling case numbers.

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

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Considers Investigating PayPal Over Fining People for Legal Speech

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director Rohit Chopra said he was considering investigating PayPal over a now-retracted update to the user agreement that said users would be fined $2,500 for spreading misinformation.

“I’ve never actually never heard of a payment system thinking that it could fine someone for legal expression that their users are making,” Chopra told CNBC.

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

Court Blocks Texas Social Media Free Speech Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocked Texas’ social media law from taking effect, pending attempts to move the case to the Supreme Court.

The law prohibits social media platforms with more than 50 million users from removing content or users for expressing political views.

While signing the law last year, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that it was a way to fight social media platforms’ efforts to “silence conservative viewpoints.”

The law was legally challenged by industry groups representing social media companies. However, in September, the Fifth Circuit upheld the law, arguing that it rejects “the idea that corporations have a freewheeling First Amendment right to censor what people say.”

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

Democrats Block Resolution Calling for Biden Admin to Turn Over Docs Related to Big Tech Pressure

House Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) proposed a resolution to ask The White House to submit documents on its efforts to coerce Big Telecom companies to censor certain media organizations and the pressure on the FCC to regulate Big Tech. The resolution was backed by ranking member Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).

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

Elon Musk Under Federal Investigation Over Twitter Deal: Report

Tesla founder Elon Musk is reportedly under federal investigation in relation to his prospective purchase of social media giant Twitter, lawyers for the platform say.

Filings from Twitter’s legal team revealed the investigation and were first reported by Bloomberg. “Elon Musk is presently under investigation by federal authorities for his conduct in connection with the acquisition of Twitter,” Twitter’s team states.

The exact nature of the investigation remains unclear but the Securities and Exchange Commission previously investigated his delayed disclosure of an initial purchase of shares in the social media platform.

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

Ithaca College Scrubs Minorities-Only Pre-Med Program After Complaint

Scrubbed just one day after federal complaint filed

Ithaca College officials removed information on an event geared toward “BIPOC [Black, Indigenous and People of Color] middle and high school students interested in a career in medicine,” just one day after being informed of a federal complaint filed against the school.

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

Jan. 6 Committee Votes Unanimously to Subpoena Trump to Appear Before the Committee

The House Jan. 6 select committee voted unanimously to subpoena former President Trump during its public hearing on Thursday where new video evidence was presented.

“We just voted unanimously to subpoena Donald Trump to testify UNDER OATH. Democracy demands it. History deserves it,” committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, wrote on Twitter after the vote.

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

JPMorgan Chase Closes Account of Religious Freedom Group, Demands Donor List: Report

JPMorgan Chase has reportedly closed the account of a religious freedom-focused non-profit group and demanded it hand over a list of its donors to secure the account’s reinstatement.

Former Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, the founder of the National Committee for Religious Freedom (NCRF), told Fox News that the group’s account was closed with no explanation.

“We went into a Chase branch in the District of Columbia to open an account, no problem,” he said, per the outlet. “Then, several weeks later, I went to put another deposit in the account, and they said, ‘Your account has been canceled, we’ll be sending your money back to you.’“

A spokesperson for the bank said the bank did not close the account on the basis of the group’s political and social leanings.

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

Largest Florida University Must Eliminate Anti-Free Speech Policies, Pay Legal Fees to Settle Lawsuit

‘If you stomp out Constitutionally protected free speech at your school, Speech First will see you in court,’ group warns

The 70,000 students at the University of Central Florida will now have better protection of their free speech rights thanks to a settlement in a federal lawsuit.

UCF officials agreed to pay $35,000 in legal fees, rewrite a harassment policy and discontinued the bias response team in a settlement with Speech First.

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

Masks Reinstated for University Libraries After Professors Voiced Opposition to Previously Lifted Mandate

Rutgers University, located in New Jersey, announced in an Oct 3 email obtained by News 12 The Bronx that it would be reinstating a mask mandate at campus libraries and in individual classrooms if a professor requires it.

The announcement explained that the sudden turnaround came after three faculty members complained to the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) about the upcoming deadline for the mask mandate.

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

Missouri Woman Escapes Month-Long Captivity as Sex Slave

A woman has escaped a month of torture as a sex slave after she was kidnapped, held in a small basement room and repeatedly whipped and raped by her captor, court documents revealed.

The unidentified 22-year-old was picked up by 39-year-old Timothy Haslett Jr. on Prospect Street in Excelsior Springs, Missouri in early September, then allegedly taken to his home and kept in a small room that he had constructed in his basement, according to the Daily Mail.

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

New Defendants Are Added to Big Tech Censorship Lawsuit Against Biden Administration

Louisiana’s and Missouri’s Attorneys General Jeff Landry and Eric Schmitt have amended their complaint against the federal government for colluding with social media companies to censor Americans. They added 47 new defendants, making the total number of defendants 67.

The Attorneys General also plan to file a motion asking the court for permission for the depositions of key defendants.

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

Parkland Shooter Who Murdered 17 Gets Life Sentence, Not Death. DeSantis Reacts.

On Thursday, Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis reacted to the sentence handed to the Parkland shooter who murdered 17 people, including 14 high school students, on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2018.

The jury deliberated less than two days before deciding the shooter should receive a life sentence without parole, instead of the death penalty, for the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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

PayPal Appears to be Desperately Offering Bribes of $15 to Stop Droves of People Cancelling Accounts

PayPal is reportedly offering account holders $15 to prevent them closing their accounts after the platform shamefully threatened to steal their money if they express the ‘wrong’ opinion.

PayPal announced that it would reserve the right to take up to $2500 from people’s accounts if they ‘spread hate’ or ‘misinformation’ — meaning opinions they dislike.

After a massive backlash, Paypal backtracked and then a narrative was created by so called ‘fact checkers’ that the entire thing never happened and Paypal never intended to fine people for wrong think, despite writing an entire policy update expressing an intent to do so.

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

Police Union Says ‘Culture of Lawlessness’ In America ‘Must Stop’ After 12 Officers Shot in a Week

The National Fraternal Order of Police, the oldest and largest police union in the US, released a statement on Thursday on Twitter demanding that the “culture of lawlessness” in America “must stop.”

“Since Monday, at least 12 police officers have been shot,” the statement read. “The spewing of anti-police rhetoric by some political and media figures as well as the failed policies of rogue prosecutors and judges are placing our officers in greater danger. This culture of lawlessness must stop!”

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

Portland Virtual Town Hall Devolves Into Antifa Making Threats of Violence and Sexual Assault

During Wednesday evening virtual meeting of the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing regarding the Portland Police’s response to riots in the city in 2020, Antifa members threatened violence against the community, and a county employee threatened journalist and The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo.

Seemab Hussaini, the Justice Fellowship Program Coordinator at the Multnomah County Office of Community Involvement, wrote in the comment section of the Zoom meeting: “I love knowing that Andy cannot walk anywhere in Portland.”

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

Purdue Student Charged With Murder in the Brutal Stabbing of His Dorm Roommate

Ji Min Sha, 22, is accused of killing Varun Manish Chheda, 20, who was found dead in their room last week with “multiple stab wounds and lacerations” to his head and neck.

A Purdue University student was charged with one count of murder in the fatal stabbing of his roommate in their dorm on the West Lafayette, Indiana, campus last week.

During a hearing Thursday, the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office formally charged Ji Min Sha, 22, with the killing of Varun Manish Chheda, 20, a senior from Indianapolis, who was in his third year of college and was graduating early.

Prosecutors requested Sha be held without bond.

Sha, a junior cybersecurity major and international student from South Korea, called 911 around 12:44 a.m. Oct. 5 to alert police about Chheda’s death.

When officers arrived at their first-floor room at McCutcheon Hall, they found Chheda, who was studying data science, in a chair with “multiple stab wounds and lacerations” to his head and neck, according to a probable cause affidavit filed days after the killing.

There was “blood spatter on the wall, a pool of blood on the floor and a folding knife on the floor,” according to the document.

Sha admitted the knife belonged to him and confessed to the slaying to officers on the scene, according to the affidavit.

It is still unclear what motivated Sha to attack Chheda. During an initial hearing last week, Sha told journalists “I was blackmailed” before entering a courtroom at the Tippecanoe County Jail, where he was being held.

He also said he wanted the victim’s family to know, “I am very sorry.”

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Rep. Tom Tiffany Demands Hearing Into Whether Biden Tried to Influence the Outcome of an Election by Asking Saudi Arabia Not to Slash Oil Production Until After the Midterms

Claims that the Biden administration asked Saudi Arabia to cut oil production could constitute an illegal request for an in-kind campaign donation, according to a House Republican.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Reports: Off-Duty Police Officer Killed, Several Others Shot in Raleigh Neighborhood

RALEIGH, N.C. — An off-duty officer was shot and killed Thursday night as police responded to an active shooter situation in an east Raleigh neighborhood, according to WRAL.

Heavy police activity is in the area of the Hedingham neighborhood and the Neuse River Greenway, near Osprey Cove Drive and Bay Harbor Drive. Raleigh police have stated that residents in the area should stay in their homes for safety.

WRAL reports, a high-level city leader said that an off-duty officer was killed. They also report WakeMed has received four patients at their trauma center related to the shooting.

Residents in the area of McConnell Oliver Drive, Tarheel Club Drive, and Old Milburnie Road are being advised to remain indoors. Drivers are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes, according to police.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is assisting Raleigh Police in this incident.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Request to Intervene in Mar-a-Lago Case

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected former President Donald Trump’s emergency request to intervene in a dispute over documents seized by the FBI from his Mar-a-Lago home in August.

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

UC Berkeley Stands by Instructor After Petition Calls for Him to be Fired Over Decade-Old Facebook Post

The University of California Berkeley said it will take no action against a music instructor over a decade-old Facebook post. A graduate started a petition calling on the university to take action against the professor over the post.

In 2012, violinist and music instructor Dan Flanagan wrote on Facebook: “I performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto with Lara St John 3 times over the weekend. I haven’t been this disgusted with art since I watched Mel Gibson’s The Passion. She’s a beast…and she ought to be euthanized. And contrary to popular assumption, she’s not pregnant.”

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

University of Illinois Paid Ibram Kendi $35,000 for 60-Minute Q&A

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has committed $2 million per year to antiracism research

Prominent antiracist theorist and Boston University Professor Ibram X. Kendi was paid $35,000 by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for a 60-minute question and answer session on October 6.

That equates to roughly $583 per minute for the “Keynote Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi” hosted at the public university.

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

US to Ban All New Sales of CCP-Owned Huawei, ZTE Products: Report

Following years of warning from security experts, the Federal Communications Commission appears poised to ban the sales of new Huawei and ZTE products in the United States.

American companies were already prohibited from using federal money to buy devices from the Chinese firms, however the new ban would apply to purchases made with private funds, as well.

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

Woman Who Allegedly Pickpocketed Dead NYC Pedestrian in Custody: Sources

The homeless woman suspected in the pickpocket robbery of a dead man who had just been crushed by a construction truck in Manhattan is now in custody, law enforcement sources said Thursday.

The 40-year-old woman was picked up by transit cops for the ghoulish crime, which was caught on video last week and showed an onlooker cheer on the pickpocket with shouts of “Go ahead, gangsta,” sources said.

Charges against her were pending.

Police have yet to publicly identify the victim, a man in his 50s, who was hit by a tractor-trailer as he crossed Eighth Avenue at West 44th Street on Oct. 6.

The suspected pickpocket, who has a lengthy rap sheet with over 50 prior arrests, allegedly hopped into action and lifted the dead man’s wallet while he was still pinned under the truck that killed him.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

72% of Canadians Demand More Oil Exports to Displace Dependance on Russia

A vast majority of Canadians think Canada has a duty to export more oil to the world to decrease global dependence on Russian energy.

The poll conducted by Leger on behalf of SecondStreet.org found that 72% of Canadians agreed Canada should be working to develop and export more energy.

Broken down further, 49% of those polled said they strongly support more exports while only six percent were strongly against the idea.

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

Alberta Gov Says Emergencies Act Wasn’t Necessary as Inquiry Kicks Off

Lawyers representing the Alberta government said in their opening remarks before the Public Order Emergency Commission on Thursday that the Emergencies Act was unnecessary.

The investigation kicked off this week and will seek to determine whether the Trudeau Liberals met the legal threshold required to invoke the Act to end the month-long Freedom Convoy in the nation’s capital.

Government of Alberta lawyer Mandy England argued before Commissioner Paul Rouleau that the province believes it’s important to show how Alberta dealt with the Coutts border blockade before the emergency powers were triggered.

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

Artur Pawlowski’s Latest Court Win Shows Prosecutors May be Pursuing a Personal Vendetta

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, guest Rebel Selene Galas spoke to Ezra Levant about Pastor Artur’s second big court win in a row.

Pastor Artur was accused of trespassing and disturbing the peace while trying to pick up his mail from the post office inside a Calgary Shoppers Drug Mart in December 2021. The maskless Pastor Artur, who was carrying a medical exemption, was denied service and the charges occurred as a result of what happened afterwards.

As reported by Selene, who was live tweeting the proceeding as it happened, the Crown’s case against Pastor Artur quickly fell apart under scrutiny.

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

Freedom Corp Counsel Says No Grounds for Emergencies Act

Freedom Corp Counsel says the required criteria were not met for the Trudeau Liberals to invoke the never-before-used powers granted under the Emergencies Act.

The private Alberta-based corporation, which seeks to educate Canadians about their Charter-rights and pursue legal action where necessary, made the revelation during opening remarks at the Emergencies Act Inquiry on Thursday.

“There was no justification whatsoever to invoke the Emergencies Act,” said Brandon Miller, a constitutional lawyer who represents Freedom Corp.

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

Law-Abiding Gun Owners Facing Up to Nine Month Delays in Renewing Licenses

Firearm owners in Alberta are struggling to renew their possession and acquisition licenses (PAL) due to federal delays lasting up to nine months.

According to CTV News, some gun owners are stuck not knowing whether they can use their firearms while the government struggles to process the renewals.

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

Officials Monitoring Freedom Convoy Admitted “No Violence Took Place”

Public Safety Canada officials admitted in internal updates that the Freedom Convoy protests were peaceful and that no violence was taking place despite claims by the Minister Marco Mendicino.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, daily reports described the demonstrations as peaceful, undisruptive and stable.

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

Unvaccinated Physicians Protest Outside of B.C.’s College of Physicians and Surgeons to Call for an End to Healthcare Vaccine Mandates

Last Friday, I covered a protest hosted by Stand United, where close to 200 people gathered during typical work hours to protest against the medical tyranny that is still keeping unvaxxed doctors and nurses from caring for British Columbians.

The provincial government has pledged to spend $118 million dollars to stabilize family physicians’ practices and hire “more doctors, nurses and health sciences professionals” to relieve our currently overburdened, understaffed medical system. But the irony was not lost on me that I was out interviewing several healthcare professionals, including physicians, whose time could have been better spent saving lives in hospitals if the province would simply drop the vaccine mandates preventing them from doing so.

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

14 Arrested After Students Riot Over Right to Wear Religious Garb Inside French School

Protesting students, who blocked the entrances to the Joliot Curie high school in Nanterre, clashed with police on Tuesday, resulting in 14 students being arrested for hurling projectiles at officers and shooting firework mortars.

The high school has become a flashpoint in the city of Versailles, featuring teacher strikes and regular rallies in support of a suspended mathematics teacher, however, the school of 1,600 students is also protesting over the right to wear religious garb, which is in violation of French law designed to preserve secularism.

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

Czechia to Ban Entry for Russian Tourists With EU Visas From Oct. 25

The Czech Republic has announced it will turn away all Russian nationals, even those who possess valid EU visas issued in other countries, from Oct. 25 as the country follows the lead of the Baltic states and Poland, which have tightened entry restrictions for Russian tourists.

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Farage: Brexit Britain Should be Energy Independent ‘Like America’ But Leaders Are ‘Addicted to Green Agenda’

The United Kingdom’s economic turbulence is a result of an addiction to the false promise of supposed green energy and a failure to achieve energy independence like America, Brexit leader Nigel Farage said.

While much of the establishment press in Britain, including allegedly conservative-leaning newspapers, have attempted to place blame for the price fluctuations of the currency on proposed tax cuts, the real culprit is the green agenda which has left the country vulnerable to shocks in the international market, Nigel Farage said on Tuesday.

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France: Teacher Subjected to Death Threat Over Mohammed Cartoons

A teacher in a French high school was subjected to death threats after discussing freedom of expression and cartoons of the Islamic prophet Mohammed, leading to the arrest of a student and her uncle, in a case redolent of the death of Samuel Paty.

The teacher addressed his class in Éragny, in the Val-d’Oise department near Paris earlier this month on the subject of freedom of expression and cartoons of the prophet Mohammed which allegedly angered a 15-year-old female student in his class.

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Hungary’s Negative Image is Generated in Brussels, Thinks Danish Politician

Interview with Henrik Ræder Clausen, Nye Borgerlige (New Civic) parliamentary election candidate for Copenhagen. The discussion was recorded during Mr. Clausen’s recent visit to Budapest.

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Julian Assange Makes Final Shortlist for Human Rights Award

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been selected as one of three finalists for a prestigious EU human rights award.

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded each year by the European Union Parliament to an individual or group who has dedicated their lives to the defence of human rights.

Mr Assange’s wife Stella Assange said: “Julian has been imprisoned for almost four years in Britain’s harshest prison for his important work to end impunity for war crimes and bring about greater accountability by informing the public about the human cost of war.

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Majority of Poles Want Their Country in the Nuclear Sharing Program

A majority of Poles support Poland’s participation in NATO’s nuclear sharing program that would enable Poland to have nuclear weapons on its soil, latest polling revealed.

According to an opinion survey conducted for the daily Rzeczpospolita, 54 percent of the public are in favor of the proposal, while 29.5 percent are opposed. Among supporters of the government, 68 percent are in favor.

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‘Measure, Control and Patronise Everything’: MEP Slams EU for Push to Regulate Human Breast Milk

An elected representative within the European Parliament has slammed Brussels for trying to regulate human breast milk.

Christine Anderson MEP, who serves as the spokeswoman for women’s affair’s in the EU parliament for the populist Alternative für Deutschland party, attacked authorities in Brussels for wanting to “measure, control and patronize everything” after Eurocrats expressed the desire to regulate breast milk within the union.

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NATO to Proceed With Planned Nuclear Exercises Next Week

Because of course it’s fantastic timing… NATO plans to go through with scheduled nuclear exercises next week despite the ratcheting nuclear rhetoric surrounding the Russia-Ukraine war, which also only days ago saw President Joe Biden warn of the risk of the world witnessing “Armageddon” in highly controversial remarks.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed in Tuesday statements that the “Steadfast Noon” exercises, which are held annually and go for about a week, will proceed without delay. “It would send a very wrong signal if we suddenly now cancelled a routine, long-time planned exercise because of the war in Ukraine. That would be absolutely the wrong signal to send,” he told a press briefing on the eve of a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels.

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Russian Oil Pipeline Leak Reported in Poland Not Being Treated as Sabotage

A leak in one of the Druzhba pipelines taking oil from Russia across Poland to Germany was discovered on Tuesday night some 70 kilometers from the city of Plock in central Poland.

PERN, Poland’s operator of the Polish part of the pipelines, has said that they did not know what had caused the leak, but confirmed that transmission had been stopped at the affected part of the pipeline and that the second of the pipelines is functioning normally.

According to emergency services, the leak occurred well away from heavily populated areas and was underground. The leak, however, surfaced on a cornfield, and authorities have since cordoned off and cleaned the affected area.

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Supporters Display Ukrainian and Polish Flags Ahead of Champions League Match in Warsaw

A tremendous showing of solidarity was witnessed ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk’s match against Real Madrid on Tuesday, which was held in the Polish capital of Warsaw due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian side praised the “incredible view” before the match as the Ukrainian and Polish flags were displayed by fans holding up colored cardboard as the team’s lined up ahead of kick-off.

As the players entered the pitch, the tribunes presented a spectacular and unique binding — one half of the ground displayed the Ukrainian flag, and the other, the flag of Poland.

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Two Men Sentenced to Six Years in Prison Over Swedish Easter Qur’an Riots

Three men between the ages of 21 and 28 have been sentenced for their activity during the Easter riots in the city of Norrköping earlier this year which followed a burning of the Islamic Qur’an by anti-Islam activists.

The Norrköping District Court sentenced two of the men, aged 21 and 22, to six years in prison each with the younger of the pair being found guilty of two counts of sabotaging police operations during the riots and aggravated assault.

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UK: The Fun’s Over! Police Finally Get Tough as They Immediately Handcuff Just Stop Oil Activists and Haul Them Off Major London Roundabout — After Mob Blocked an Ambulance on Emergency Call-Out Again

Police finally gave a no-nonsense response to Just Stop Oil protesters blocking a major roundabout today, jumping out of a van before greeting the activists with a ‘hello mate, you alright?’ and immediately handcuffing them.

Scotland Yard, which had been criticised by motorists for a slow response during the 13 days of action by eco-warriors in London, said it today deployed a ‘rapid intervention’ to arrest 20 demonstrators.

The protest at St George’s Circus in Southwark today began at 9am with the road finally cleared by 10.40am — despite some protesters delaying their removal by gluing themselves to the surface.

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UK: Westminster Rumour Mill: Tories Lining Up to Replace New Prime Minister Truss Already

With Britain’s newly minted Prime Minister coming under serious pressure over her — deeply unpopular with the political and economic establishment — economic policies, rumours are now circulating that Parliamentary Tories are already looking to replace her.

Despite having only just entered office, Liz Truss’ political opponents are already looking to bring her days as Prime Minister to an end, with rumours now reportedly circulating around Westminster that — amid controversy over her tax-cutting economic policies — senior tories are already looking for her replacement.

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Zero Self Awareness: Energy Protesters Are Beginning of New ‘Fascist Movement’ — German PM

A leftist German state Prime Minister has described those protesting the country’s car-crash energy policy as the beginning of a new “fascist movement” in the country.

Bodo Ramelow, the Prime Minister of Thuringia who is a member of the far-left Die Linke party, described what he saw as an ever more unified populist right in the country as being the embryonic stages of a new “fascist movement” in the country.

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Serbia Wants Deeper Energy Alliance With Hungary, Plans to Build Oil Pipeline and Buy Stake in Hungary’s Only Nuclear Plant

Serbia wants to build an oil pipeline from its territory to the Hungarian border and is interested in purchasing a stake in Hungary’s only nuclear plant, Paks, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in Belgrade.

Vucic’s televised address to the nation covered a wide range of topical issues, from Kosovo to energy. He said that, apart from this year, the next two winters will be extremely difficult for Serbia.

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Proton Introduces Stealth Protocol to Help Bypass VPN Blocking

In response to the crackdown on protests and blocking of VPN services in Iran and Russia, Proton has launched a new feature called Stealth that will mask VPN traffic, allowing people to access websites that have been blocked. The company is also sending a link to the VPN app directly to users in the countries where the website has been blocked.

The Stealth feature disguises VPN traffic as HTTPS traffic, making it harder for deep packet inspection to flag. Stealth mode is already available for Android users and is in beta for iOS. The macOS and Windows apps will come later.

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Saudis Say Biden Admin Requested Oil Production Cut to Come After Midterms

President Biden’s administration urged Saudi Arabia to delay cutting oil production by one month, putting it behind the midterm elections, the country said Thursday.

The Saudi government, which leads the OPEC oil conglomerate, rejected appeals from the U.S. last week and moved forward with cutting oil production, potentially causing gas prices to spike in the U.S. before Election Day.

“The government of the kingdom clarified through its continuous consultation with the US administration that all economic analysis indicates that postponing the Opec+ decision by a month, according to what has been suggested, would have had negative economic consequences,” read a Thursday statement from the Saudis, according to the Guardian.

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Gazprom CEO Warns EU: “Whole Towns Could Freeze” This Winter

Even though Europe’s natural gas storage for this winter is nearly full, the head of Russian energy Gazprom PJSC still warned European households could freeze in the event of a cold snap, according to Bloomberg.

“Winter can be relatively warm, but one week or even five days will be abnormally cold, and it’s possible that whole towns and lands, god forbid, will freeze,” Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller said at Russian Energy Week in Moscow.

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Interview With Thierry Baudet: ‘Fantastic That Putin Exists’

A recent interview with Thierry Baudet has caused a stir on Twitter. For several days now, the trending topic #Baudet has been going around. In the English-language interview, he does not mince his words when talking about the war in Ukraine. In it, he flatly states that he is taking the side of the Russians.

“Now Russia is fighting back. I am very happy with this fight, because finally there is a front. There is now a front against the globalists. I hope Russia wins. I think it is great that there is someone like Putin,” he says around minute 15 in the interview posted on Forum for Democracy’s YouTube channel. “It is one of the most hopeful things in today’s world.”

“Why?”, the interviewer wanted to know. “He is fighting the globalists,” Baudet explained. “He is basically fighting the French Revolution.” He also told the New Zealand interviewer what his hopes were for the break-up of Western powers. “The best thing would be for NATO to break up, like the EU and the United States,” he indicated.

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Russia Foils Attack on Turkstream Pipeline, Saboteurs Arrested

The Interfax news agency cited a report from the Kremlin about a “foiled attack” on a major natural gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey called the TurkStream, according to Reuters.

The Kremlin said several people were arrested Thursday during an attempt to sabotage the pipeline that links Russia to Turkey and Southern Europe. The pipeline has a capacity of 31.5 billion cubic meters per year and was launched in early 2020.

“Certain forces … have already made an attempt on TurkStream. The saboteurs have been caught, and several people have been arrested. They wanted to blow it up. On our territory, on soil,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

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Russia Says Ukraine’s Entry Into NATO Would ‘Guarantee’ World War 3: Report

On Thursday, a top Kremlin official warned that by admitting Ukraine into NATO, the west risks descent into a third world war.

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky recently asked for fast-track membership, however the security alliance has not yet voted on whether his nation will be allowed to join.

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Russia Rebukes Germany, Denmark, Sweden for Not Including it in Nord Stream Probe

LONDON (Reuters) — Russia said on Thursday it had summoned diplomats from Germany, Denmark and Sweden to complain that representatives from Moscow and Gazprom had not been invited to join an investigation into ruptures of the Nord Stream gas pipelines.

“Russia will obviously not recognise the pseudo-results of such an investigation unless Russian experts are involved,” the foreign ministry said.

The cause of the ruptures in the Nord Stream pipelines, which run under the Baltic Sea, remains unclear, but European Union countries have pointed to sabotage.

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Ukraine’s Kyiv Area Hit by Iranian-Made Kamikaze Drones

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine´s capital region was struck by Iranian-made kamikaze drones early Thursday, officials said, sending rescue workers rushing to…

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister ‘Tricked Into Admitting Kyiv Behind Crimea Bridge Explosion’

Ukraine’s foreign minister was tricked into admitting Kyiv was behind the explosions on Crimea’s Kerch Bridge by Russian pranksters posing as a former US ambassador.

In footage released from the call, Dmitry Kuleba claims credit for the attack on the sole link between annexed Crimea and Russia, as well as another explosion, which knocked out the power supply in a Russian city bordering Ukraine.

“Well, if you were to ask me who blows up things in Crimea or Belgorod, then speaking privately, as much privacy we can have in a Zoom call, I’d tell you, yes, that was us,” Mr Kuleba said in the edited footage, which was widely reported by Russian state media on Thursday.

Mr Kuleba seems to believe he is talking with Michael McFaul, a former American ambassador to Russia. The real Mr McFaul is a vocal critic of Moscow and a member of a group advising Kyiv on how to secure Western support in the fight against Putin.

Kyiv has not formally claimed responsibility for the October 8 attack on the Kerch Bridge in Crimea, which Russia illegally annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

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Pakistan: 15-Year-Old Hindu Girl Abducted in Sindh, Police Failed to Trace Out the Girl, Family in Utter Distress.

Aneeta Rani | HENB | Hyderabad (Pakistan) | October 12, 2022:: A 15-year-old Hindu girl Chanda Mehraj has been abducted from Hyderabad in Sindh on Tuesday.

According to her parents, she was kidnapped from the Fateh Chowk area of Hyderabad when she was on her way back home, reported the Facebook page of Voice of Sindh.

Her father Ammar and her sisters said that she was forcibly abducted by people riding in a white car while coming home from the mill area of Fateh Chowk.

The accused is Shaman Magsi, who always used to harass her on the way, reported Voice of Sindh.

A complaint was filed with the police, however, no recovery has been made yet. According to Voice of Sindh, they have lodged the FIR with the police and SSP Hyderabad is not ready to take action…

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PayPal Terminates Account of Hong Kong Democracy Party

The League of Social Democrats (LSD), one of the few remaining pro-democracy parties in Hong Kong, announced that PayPal had terminated its account for unspecified “excessive risks.”

LSD said that in September it received an email from PayPal saying that its account had been removed. The email said that the decision was final, and explained that it had been terminated because of “excessive risks involved.”

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Julian Assange Supporters ‘Heartened’ By Aussie Govt

Family, friends and supporters of imprisoned journalist Julian Assange were “heartened” and frustrated by the words of the Australian Government Attorney General yesterday.

Supporters, keen to secure the release of the Australian citizen as he fights extradition from Belmarsh prison in the United Kingdom, may be frustrated but Greg Barns SC, a legal advisor to the 51 year old’s campaign, said in the Guardian that he was also “heartened” by Mark Dreyfus’ comments.

The 60 year old Barns said he wants more information regarding talks between Australia’s new Labour Government and the US administration to see what progress has been made, if any.

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Jamaican Regulator Bans Music Glorifying Drugs, Crime and Gun Violence

The Jamaican broadcasting regulator imposed a ban on music deemed to glorify drugs, crime, and gun violence, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Jamaican authorities created the ban with the intention of limiting the spread of music with the potential to “give the wrong impression that criminality is an accepted feature of Jamaican culture and society,” according to the AP.

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Italian Regional President Fears Gang Brawl That Killed One is ‘Tip of Iceberg’ As Foreign Gang Violence Grows

A 45-year-old Kosovan national has died in Treviso from injuries sustained in a fight between opposing ethnic gangs from the Balkans, Italian news outlet Ansa.it reports.

The fight is understood to have broken out in the Fiera district of the northeast city on Wednesday evening, and involved between 15-20 men, many of whom were injured from stab wounds.

The Italian news outlet reports that some of the participants were hospitalized in the emergency room, while others fled along the bank of the River Sile.

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More Than 100 Lone Child Migrants as Young as 11 Have Vanished From UK Hotels in Just Over a Year Amid Fears They May Fall Victim to Sexual Exploitation

More than 100 unaccompanied child migrants as young as 11 have gone missing after vanishing from British hotels over a 14-month period, new data reveals.

The 116 children disappeared between July 2021 and August 22 after being temporarily housed in hotels by the Home Office.

Charities fear some may have fallen victim to sexual abuse or could have been put to work illegally in cannabis farms or factories.

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‘One Day, It Will be Necessary to Mass Troops in Front of the Elysee — Former Paris Police Chief Paints Bleak Future for France Due to Crime and Mass Migration

Just three months after retiring from his position as the head of the Paris police department, Didier Lallement is warning that France is headed for a societal breakdown that will one day require French troops to guard the Élysée Palace, the residence of the president of the Republic.

The controversial Lallement details a “dark vision of society,” in a new book entitled “The Necessary Order,” which presents a France “eaten away by individualism, conspiracy, Islamism, and survivalism,” along with what he referred to as “the Uber-ization of the drug market.”

However, according to French media outlet Valeurs Actuelles, one area that Lallement’s book has a particular focus on is the topic of illegal immigration. The former Paris police chief writes that “one out of every two crimes is committed by a foreigner, who are often in the country illegally… It is clear that some of the newcomers are integrating through delinquency.”

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Portugal: Almost 300,000 of the Roughly 500,000 Inhabitants of Lisbon Are Immigrants

The number of immigrants residing in Portugal has never been so high, with almost 300,000 of the 500,000 residents of Lisbon labeled as immigrants, according to a report by the Globo Repórter news outlet.

The European capital is where different forces of globalism come together, with the end result being a city without roots. Lisbon has seen entire neighborhoods turned over to Airbnb apartments and immigrants from around the world, with the end result being that the Portuguese are no longer the face of the capital itself

Globo Repórter talked to people from Bangladesh, India, and some Brazilians, who have become the majority immigrants in Lisbon.

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Rwanda High Court Challenge is Told Asylum Seekers Could Face Being Deported Just Three Weeks After Arriving in the UK — as More Risk Channel Crossing Today

Asylum seekers facing removal to Rwanda could have their claims processed in as little as three weeks from arrival, the High Court heard today — as more migrants were pictured arriving in Dover.

The charity Asylum Aid has brought a legal challenge against the Home Office, with judges told that the procedure is ‘seriously unfair’.

In April, then-home secretary Priti Patel signed what she described as a ‘world-first agreement’ to deport some asylum seekers to the east African nation in a bid to deter migrants from crossing the Channel.

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UK: Revealed: Ruthless People Smugglers Are Charging Migrants Up to £2,800 Each to Cross the Channel Amid Boat Shortage — After Total to Cross in Four Years Passes 75,000

Migrants are paying people smugglers up to £2,800 per person to reach the UK amid a shortage of boats, according to new reports today.

Even so, the issues do not seem to be holding back the tide of crossings, with another 800 migrants making the perilous journey across the English Channel yesterday.

The latest arrivals bring the total so far this year to 36,463 people in 899 boats — an average of 41 people per vessel.

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Billionaire J.K. Rowling Delivers Scathing Reply to Fan Who Asks ‘How Do You Sleep at Night’

J.K. Rowling had the perfect response for one Twitter critic who asked her how she slept at night.

The billionaire best-selling author has become a controversial figure in the Hollywood community due to her refusal to accept the trans agenda that fellow leftist celebrities readily embrace. This has gotten Rowling labeled as a “TERF,” or trans-exclusionary radical feminist, despite her having progressive views on almost every other topic.

Many “Harry Potter” fans feel conflicted about continuing to support the beloved franchise due to Rowling openly criticizing trans activists. But despite the public outcry, the British novelist is still doing just fine financially.

“How do you sleep at night knowing you’ve lost a whole audience from buying your books,” one fan asked on social media. Rowling tweeted an epic comeback, saying, “I read my most recent royalty cheques and find the pain goes away pretty quickly.”

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University of Florida Students Protest Ben Sasse, Say He Poses a ‘Threat’ As President Due to His ‘Anti-Gay Marriage, Anti-Transgender and Anti-Abortion Record’

University of Florida students are protesting their school’s nomination of Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse as the new president given his conservative views.

Several student groups, including the UF Young Democratic Socialists of America, UF Communists and UF College Democrats, organized a protest during three Q&A sessions between the Republican and the student body on Monday.

Sasse, who’s served as a senator for Nebraska since 2015, is poised to be the school’s new president when he is expected to resign from office in December.

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University of Michigan Medical Professional Fired for Resisting Gender Ideology Demands: Lawsuit

A year and a half after a federal appeals court ruled a public university can’t force a professor to use his students’ preferred pronouns, a physician assistant is seeking a more expansive outcome against a different public university under the same court’s jurisdiction.

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Update: Student Who Threw Urine on Pro-Life Chapter Arrested

A pro-abortion student who threw urine at The College of William & Mary Students for Life of America (SFLA) group was reportedly arrested earlier this month.

The College of William & Mary is in Williamsburg, Virginia.

“We are grateful to the William & Mary Police Department for effectively doing their jobs and protecting our pro-life free speech,” Kristan Hawkins, SFLA President, said in a press release. “Hopefully, this arrest will remind the intolerant abortion lobby that they cannot get away with such abusive behavior towards pro-lifers. Regardless, the Pro-Life Generation will continue speaking the truth in love wherever we go.”

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Virginia State Lawmaker to Introduce Bill Making it a Crime for Parents Not to Affirm Their LGBT Child

As the battle over parental rights and protections for LGBT students heats up in Virginia, one state delegate said she will introduce a bill in the legislature’s next session that would make it a crime for a parent or guardian not to affirm their child’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

The move is in response to Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s updated “model policies” on transgender students, which require students to use bathrooms and join sports teams based on their sex at birth, as opposed to their gender identity.

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  1. https://gatesofvienna.net/2022/10/sweden-throws-the-book-at-koran-rioters/#comment-582656

    The fact that a new, unchangingly treasonous, but this time counter-socialist, exSD-three-paty- government is now in place
    is irrelevant, ethnic Sweden is still predestined to be destroyed –
    it’s only a matter of time.

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    Continued immigration with SD ‘at the helm’

    Published 14 October 2022 in Fria Tider

    Asylum immigration to Sweden will continue as before with the SD-backed government taking office shortly. This is according to a new agreement between SD and the’moderate’ parties in the government, called the Tidö- Agreement, which can be read hear.
    (Tidö/a castle)

    The Sweden Democrats do not even describe the agreement itself as an agreement on reduced asylum migration, but instead use the wording “other asylum migration” to give the impression that major changes are now expected.

    – It will be a completely different asylum immigration than before, says Henrik Vinge, leader of the Sweden Democrats in a comment to Aftonbladet.

    In concrete terms, however, there is not much in the agreement that can be expected to lead to any difference in immigration policy. However, the number of quota refugees is to be reduced to 900 per year and, just as under the previous Löfven-led government, it is stated that immigration will be conducted at the EU’s minimum level.

    “Sweden shall not in any respect be more generous in its approach to asylum than what follows as obligations under EU law or other legally binding international treaties,” the agreement states.

    However, this only applies to the approach to asylum. For example, the approach to grants to asylum seekers may continue to be more generous, thereby attracting more people to Sweden than to other EU countries.

    SD has secured a promise from the government to “investigate” the possibility of expelling immigrants on the grounds of “lack of good conduct”, which according to the agreement refers to foreigners who engage in prostitution, drug abuse or hold right-wing extremist views, among other things. However, going on welfare does not count as bad character.

    Foreigners can also be deported “if there are otherwise clearly established remarks concerning their way of life”, the agreement with the government states. What this means, however, is unclear.

    The government also promises to investigate how so-called voluntary repatriation can be stimulated and whether asylum seekers can stay in transit centres while their asylum application is being examined. However, the latter question, when it comes to closed centres, has already been decided by the European Court of Human Rights and the answer is no.

    Probably the most significant change is that the salary floor for labour immigration is raised to the median salary in Sweden, which is 33,200 SEK before tax. This should effectively stop the immigration of Third World workers from India and the like, which is now widespread.

    Despite the fact that SD otherwise almost only gets through promises that various investigations will be set up, Henrik Vinge is, by his own admission, surprised at how “great” an impact Parity’s policies have had in the agreement.

    – This is beyond expectation. It’s very good,” he tells Aftonbladet.

    Many SD voters are probably instead surprised by how little is now being done about immigration, despite the fact that SD is the largest party behind the incoming government.

    Other parties have gotten far more of their proposals through in the new agreement. In particular, the Tidö agreements are a happy surprise for parliamentary threat Liberal voters, as the party will have a much bigger influence than SD.

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