Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/24/2022

A former student named Orlando Harris was able to gain access to a high school in St. Louis, where he killed two people with a long gun and wounded a number of others before being shot dead by police. The school’s entrances were all guarded by security officers, so it’s not clear how the gunman managed to get inside.

In other news, former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has been appointed prime minister of the UK, replacing Liz Truss.

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Thanks to Daniel Greenfield, Dean, DV, JW, MM, Reader from Chicago, Roger, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Energy Costs Push Germany Flash PMI to 29-Month Low — S&P Global
» EU Pension Fund Liability Soars to €122.5 Billion
» Profit Warnings Soar to Highest Level Since the Financial Crisis: A Total of 86 Statements Downgrading Profit Forecasts Were Issued Over Third Quarter
» Quarter of German Businesses Mull Layoffs as Energy Crisis Bites
» Socialism: A Venezuelan Family Needs 28 Minimum Wages to Buy Food for a Month
 
USA
» Antifa Threats Force Women’s Rights Activist to Cancel Speaking Event in Portland
» Biden Claims He Got Student Loan Forgiveness ‘Passed by a Vote or Two’
» ‘If I Die, You Were Right’: Vaccine-Touting Bodybuilder Dies Unexpectedly
» Lawyers Prepare to Sue Any State That Requires COVID-19 Vaccination to Attend School
» Live Updates: Penn State Event Featuring Proud Boys Founder Canceled Due to Threat of Violence
» MSNBC’s Obsession With ‘Fascism’ Blasted as ‘Constant Fear-Mongering’ As Network Uses Term 1,614 Times in 2022
» Oregon Deputy Accused of Stabbing Man Multiple Times in Hospital Altercation
» Podcast App Pocket Casts Goes Open-Source
» Police: Boyfriend at Texas Hospital for Baby’s Birth Kills 2
» Portland Homeless Encampments Declared ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe, ‘ Banned by Mayor
» Progressive Lawmakers Urge Biden to ‘Engage in Direct Talks With Russia’ To End Invasion of Ukraine
» Report Trashes Plastic Recycling’s Environmental Benefits as a ‘Myth’
» Rubio Supporter Savagely Beaten While Canvassing in Florida
» Shocking Footage Shows Brazen NYC Multi-Million Dollar Jewel Heist
» Stealth CRT in Biden’s Budget
» Teachers’ Union Head Silent Over Latest US Test Scores Showing Troubling Decline in Math, Reading
» ‘The View’ Forced to Commercial After Protester in Audience Cusses Out Ted Cruz (Video)
» Three Dead, Including Gunman, After Shooting at St. Louis High School, Officials Say
» Trump Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Florida Law Regarding Social Media Censorship
» U.S. Has Less Than a Month of Diesel in Stockpile
» University of Florida Bans Indoor Protesters From Upcoming Sasse Vote
» Waukesha Parade Suspect Rests Case After Forfeiting Right to Testify, Call Witnesses
 
Canada
» “We Are Not QR Codes” New Alberta Premier Danielle Smith Apologizes for Vaccine Passports
» Day 8 Recap of Emergencies Act Hearings
» Exclusive: Hamilton Police Investigating War Memorial Cenotaph Vandalism
» Exclusive: Schools Hand Out Lesson Praising Liberal Dental Promise as “Reason to Smile”
» Premier Ford Summoned to Testify Under Oath at Emergencies Act Inquiry
 
Europe and the EU
» Breaking: Rishi Sunak is Next UK Prime Minister, Will Not Call Early Election
» Elite German Law Enforcement Now Preparing for Blackouts Amid Fears of Gas Outage
» Germany: Police Arrest German Climate Protesters Who Threw Mashed Potatoes at Monet Painting
» If the Opposition Wins, Poland Will Not be a Sovereign Country, Says Kaczynski
» Is Europe Running Out of Weapons? Critics Claim Russia Produces Them Faster
» Italy: Uproar Over Vodka and a Birthday Greeting
» Italy’s PM Meloni Assured Orban of Continued Cooperation
» National Leaders Gather in Berlin for Ukraine ‘Marshall Plan’
» New UK Rules Mean Rape Victims Won’t be Subjected to a Digital Search
» Poland Close to Agreement on Nuclear Plant Plans Following US Talks
» Polish President Duda Criticized for Speaking to Iranian President
» Survey: Poles Choose EU Money Over Judicial Reforms in Blow to Ruling Conservatives
» UK: Biased Broadcasting Corporation: BBC Anchor Suspended for Being ‘Gleeful’ Boris Failed
» UK: King Charles Waxwork Defaced by Climate Activists: ‘He Needs to Act Now’
 
Middle East
» Protests Go on in Iran With Students Forcing Government Spokesman to Leave
 
Russia
» ‘He is Otherwise an Idiot, ‘ Elon Musk Slams Pro-War Critic Garry Kasparov
» Odysee Blocks French Versions of Russia Today After Legal Demand
» Ukraine’s Digital Transformation Officer Says Online “Disinformation” Needs to be Thwarted
» Ukraine War: Ukrainian ‘Dirty Bomb’, Kherson Local Militias, Downed Iranian Drones
» Ukraine War: Russian Forces Preparing to Defend Kherson, Says Ukrainian Spy Chief
» Where Most Aid to Ukraine Comes From
 
South Asia
» India: Mumbai: Man Stabbed to Death by Minor Boys Over Argument on Bursting Fireworks in Glass Bottle
» Pakistan is Making Disbursement of Aid to Flood Victims Contingent on Biometric Verification
 
Far East
» Chinese Spies Attempted Bribes, Espionage in U.S.: ‘They Did Not Succeed’
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia Considers Centralizing Digital ID
» Heart Disease Australia’s Leading Cause of Death in 2021
» Outrage as United Nations Shows Up Unannounced to Australia’s Prisons for Random Inspections: ‘Go to Saudi Arabia Instead — Where They Still Put People to Death for Being Gay’
 
Immigration
» Hungary Continues Its Battle Against Illegal Immigration With 4,777 Border Crossings Thwarted Last Week
» Iraqi ‘Refugee’ Charged in Rape of 11-Year-Old Girl in Greece
» Italian Bishops Urge PM Giorgia Meloni to Prioritize ‘Hospitality and Integration of Migrants’
» More Than 500 Migrants Crossed the Channel in 10 Dinghies Yesterday Despite Thunderstorms — Taking Total Number to Reach the UK to 37,493 So Far This Year
» Operation Lone Star: More Than 100,000 Illegal Migrants Apprehended in Rio Grande Valley Alone
» They Just Ran Off
 
Culture Wars
» If You Liked Big Brother, Meet Google’s Big MUM
» Indiana Parents Lose Custody After Court Rules Not ‘Affirming’ Child’s Gender Identity is ‘Abuse’
 

Energy Costs Push Germany Flash PMI to 29-Month Low — S&P Global

BERLIN, Oct 24 (Reuters) — Germany’s economic downturn deepened in October, the flash S&P Global composite purchasing managers’ index showed on Monday.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

EU Pension Fund Liability Soars to €122.5 Billion

The European Union’s pension commitment for former European Commission officials has climbed by more than €6 billion since 2020 to €122.5 billion due to indexing salary payments in line with inflation in some EU countries, it has emerged.

This figure includes the pension entitlements and healthcare costs for 36,000 EU employees, both active and retired, along with their surviving dependents.

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

Profit Warnings Soar to Highest Level Since the Financial Crisis: A Total of 86 Statements Downgrading Profit Forecasts Were Issued Over Third Quarter

It is the largest number for July to September since 2008. This is up from 51 over the same time last year, and 64 in the second quarter of this year.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Quarter of German Businesses Mull Layoffs as Energy Crisis Bites

One in four German enterprises have or are planning layoffs amid the ongoing energy price boom, a poll commissioned by the Family Businesses Foundation found.

The number of companies planning layoffs was up 11% since April. The latest survey was conducted by ifo in September among 1,060 companies, most of them family businesses.

Some 90% of those sampled said they were considering hiking prices or had already raised them. A further 13% said they would halt production, up from 6% in March, while 9% said they would move production abroad (up from 6%).

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

Socialism: A Venezuelan Family Needs 28 Minimum Wages to Buy Food for a Month

A family in Venezuela required on average the equivalent of 28.32 months’ worth of the country’s minimum wage to be able to properly afford food during September, according to data published by the Center for Documentation and Social Analysis of the Venezuelan Federation of Teachers (CENDAS-FVM) on Sunday.

The data is derived from the cost of the “market basket,” a list of 60 basic items that would, in normal circumstances, cover the basic food and nutritional needs of a family living in Venezuela (roughly equivalent to the American Consumer Price Index). The basket is used by CENDAS-FVM and other organizations — in lieu of proper and transparent official data from the country’s ruling socialist regime — to gauge the effects inflation has on Venezuelans’ purchasing power

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

Antifa Threats Force Women’s Rights Activist to Cancel Speaking Event in Portland

On Monday, British women’s rights campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen announced that the Portland, Oregon stop on her Speakers Corner Tour is canceled following threats of violence from Antifa groups.

Speaking in a YouTube live stream on Monday afternoon, Keen said, “Portland is not completely off limits, but Portland is off limits if I don’t have a huge budget for security, or certainly to do something that would minimize the risk to myself and other women.”

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

Biden Claims He Got Student Loan Forgiveness ‘Passed by a Vote or Two’

President Joe Biden said he ensured his student-loan forgiveness program “passed by a vote or two,” although Congress never voted on the plan.

Biden announced executive actions in August to forgive up to $10,000 in student loans for borrowers who make less than $125,000 and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients at or below that income level.

“It’s passed. I got it passed by a vote or two, and it’s in effect,” Biden told NowThis News in an interview that aired Sunday.

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

‘If I Die, You Were Right’: Vaccine-Touting Bodybuilder Dies Unexpectedly

“Those of you who think vaccination kills people can use me as a test. If I die, you were right.” These were the words from Doug Brignole, a bodybuilder, author and vaccine advocate. The 63-year-old died suddenly and unexpectedly on October 13.

It is unclear how many vaccinations Brignole received. In any case, he received his first Moderna shot in April 2021. “Let’s do this so that we can travel again, go to concerts and have fun,” he wrote on Facebook at the time. “We’re all in this together, let’s do our part to defeat it.”

However, a comment he made under this posting has not aged well. In it, he underscored his trust in Corona jabs and offered himself as a test subject. Vaccine critics would be vindicated by his death, he said. If not, they should admit that they were mistaken about the shots.

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

Lawyers Prepare to Sue Any State That Requires COVID-19 Vaccination to Attend School

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times

Any state that requires COVID-19 vaccination to attend school will face a lawsuit, lawyers said this week.

The Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), run by TV host Del Bigtree, has pledged to finance up to 50 lawsuits, Aaron Siri, who frequently represents the group, said.

“ICAN has told us it will financially support a challenge against any state. So, if all 50 states require it to attend school, ICAN will support challenging the mandate in every single one of those states,” Siri told The Epoch Times.

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

Live Updates: Penn State Event Featuring Proud Boys Founder Canceled Due to Threat of Violence

A crowd of hundreds protested in front of the Thomas Building on Penn State’s campus Monday evening, where an event that drew outrage from students and community members was later canceled due to “the threat of escalating violence.”

At about 6:15 p.m. Monday, more than a dozen police officers were already stationed around the Thomas Building, including eight Pennsylvania State Police troopers on horseback. In addition to Penn State police, officers from State College, Patton Township, Bellefonte and Spring Township were also on the scene. A presentation titled, “Stand Back & Stand By” was scheduled for 8 p.m. in the Thomas Building. It was to feature Gavin McInnes, founder of the all-male Proud Boys, which is designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group, and self-proclaimed professional troll Alex Stein, whose podcast was banned from YouTube for violating hate speech guidelines.

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

MSNBC’s Obsession With ‘Fascism’ Blasted as ‘Constant Fear-Mongering’ As Network Uses Term 1,614 Times in 2022

MSNBC has evoked fascism, or used the term “fascist,” 1,614 times this year alone as critics believe the network is “attempting to divide” with polarizing rhetoric.

Since the start of 2022 through Oct. 23, the word “fascism” was uttered 627 times on MSNBC and “fascist” was mentioned a staggering 987 times, according to a search of transcripts using Grabien Media. The total includes reruns.

MSNBC’s obsession is strong enough that the totals jump off the page compared to CNN, which has used “fascist” or “fascism” 491 times over the same period. Fascism is a far-right, authoritarian ideology most notably employed in Nazi Germany and Italy leading up to and during World War II.

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

Oregon Deputy Accused of Stabbing Man Multiple Times in Hospital Altercation

The man allegedly engaged in a struggle with the Washington County deputy on Monday and attempted to get his gun, after which the deputy began stabbing.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Podcast App Pocket Casts Goes Open-Source

There are many “native” and independent free and open-source podcast apps that have been going from strength to strength for years, both feature and stability-wise (AntennaPod springs to mind) — but for those waiting for Pocket Cast specifically to join that ecosystem — at last, the wait is now over.

Another difference here is that Pocket Cast is one of the heavy-hitters among podcast app platforms, said to be second only to those provided and controlled by Apple, Spotify, and Google, and therefore have a large number of users who will now get a chance to enjoy the benefits of software released under an open source license.

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

Police: Boyfriend at Texas Hospital for Baby’s Birth Kills 2

DALLAS (AP) — A man fatally shot two Dallas hospital employees over the weekend, opening fire after accusing his girlfriend who had just given birth of infidelity, authorities said.

Jacqueline Pokuaa, a 45-year-old social worker, and Katie Annette Flowers, a 63-year-old nurse, were killed in Saturday’s shooting at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, according to police and hospital officials.

Authorities have said Nestor Hernandez, 30, opened fire around 11 a.m. while at the hospital for the birth of a child by his girlfriend. Hernandez, who was on parole from prison and had been granted permission to be at the hospital while wearing an ankle monitor, was shot and wounded by a police officer, authorities said.

“In my opinion, this is a failure of our criminal justice system,” Dallas police Chief Eddie Garcia said at a news conference Monday. “A violent individual such as this should not have been on ankle monitor and should have remained in custody.”

Hernandez has been charged with capital murder but it wasn’t clear Monday if he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf. He was not listed among people being held in the Dallas County jail and authorities said that after the shooting he was treated at Methodist and then taken to another medical faculty for further treatment.

Hernandez arrived at the hospital around 10:20 a.m. to visit the woman in delivery and began to strike her repeatedly in the head with a handgun, Garcia said. According to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WFAA-TV, Hernandez started hitting his girlfriend after accusing her of infidelity.

Hernandez then started making “ominous” calls and sending text messages to his family, told his girlfriend that they were both going to die and said “whoever comes in this room is going to die with us,” according to the Dallas TV station’s account of the affidavit. He shot Pokuaa when she came into the room to attend to the woman, then shot Flowers after she looked in the room upon hearing gunfire, Garcia said.

Hospital police Sgt. Robert Rangel saw Flowers get shot, called for backup and took cover outside the room where Hernandez was reloading his gun, the chief said. When Hernandez emerged, Rangel shot him in the leg and, after a standoff, police took him into custody, Garcia said.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Portland Homeless Encampments Declared ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe, ‘ Banned by Mayor

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced on Friday a plan to ban unsanctioned homeless encampments in his Oregon city as homelessness has skyrocketed 50 percent since 2019.

“The magnitude and the depth of the homelessness crisis in our city is nothing short of a humanitarian catastrophe” and “Collectively, this is a vortex of misery for all involved,” Wheeler said, according to Fox News.

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

Progressive Lawmakers Urge Biden to ‘Engage in Direct Talks With Russia’ To End Invasion of Ukraine

A group of progressive lawmakers urged President Joe Biden to rethink his administration’s strategy in Ukraine, writing in a letter on Monday that it is “America’s responsibility to pursue every diplomatic avenue” to reach a ceasefire.

“We agree with the Administration’s perspective that it is not America’s place to pressure Ukraine’s government regarding sovereign decisions, and with the principle you have enunciated that there should be ‘nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine,’“ 30 Democratic lawmakers wrote in the letter.

“But as legislators responsible for the expenditure of tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars in military assistance in the conflict, we believe such involvement in this war also creates a responsibility for the United States to seriously explore all possible avenues, including direct engagement with Russia, to reduce harm and support Ukraine in achieving a peaceful settlement.”

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

Report Trashes Plastic Recycling’s Environmental Benefits as a ‘Myth’

Plastic pollution has long been the favoured cause of climate activists, with demands for consumers to recycle their plastic trash “for the good of the planet” all while using less.

A report released Monday now claims the promise of creating an efficient, circular economy through recycling is “fiction” with households producing more negative impacts on the environment — not less.

Titled “Circular Claims Fall Flat Again,” the Greenpeace study found some 51 million tons of plastic waste generated by U.S. households in 2021, only 2.4 million tons were recycled, or around five percent.

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

Rubio Supporter Savagely Beaten While Canvassing in Florida

A man wearing a t-shirt supporting Senator Marco Rubio was brutally attacked in Hialeah, Fla., Sunday night because he was in the neighborhood canvassing on behalf of a Republican, the senator tweeted Monday.

According to Rubio’s tweet, the man suffered internal bleeding as well as a broken jaw and “will need reconstructive surgery.”

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

Shocking Footage Shows Brazen NYC Multi-Million Dollar Jewel Heist

Federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York urged a judge on Monday to imprison one of the men responsible for a Midtown Manhattan multi-million dollar diamond heist in 2019, Jaysean Sutton, to the maximum sentence and released footage of the incident.

The New York Post reports that the prosecutor said in a sentencing submission, “On camera, Sutton brandished a gun while employees lay bound on the floor. Though the $3.4 million he looted is not a perfect measure of the seriousness of his crime, it is a proxy for the audacity of the crime in the public consciousness”

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

Stealth CRT in Biden’s Budget

Let’s face it, Democrats are very good at what they do. No, not governing. I mean what they actually do. Democrats are geniuses at spending your money on things you hate — without your finding out until it’s too late.

The latest Democratic education gambit adds nearly half a billion dollars to President Biden’s fiscal 2023 budget to fund community schools. Does “community schools” ring a bell? I didn’t think so. Few Americans know what community schools are. When first explained, the idea may even sound harmless. In reality, unfortunately, more community schools will mean a whole lot more critical race theory — not to mention more school-sponsored leftist political activism. By what sleight-of-hand do Democrats manage to cram so much mischief into so seemingly innocent a package? Let’s see.

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

Teachers’ Union Head Silent Over Latest US Test Scores Showing Troubling Decline in Math, Reading

The head of the most prominent teachers’ union remained silent on Monday after new national test scores showed troubling declines in math and reading among U.S. students.

The COVID-19 pandemic’s toll on the learning of kids was further evident in the latest national test scores, which saw the largest decreases ever in math, while reading scores dropped to levels not seen since 1992 for fourth and eighth graders across the country, according to the Nation’s Report Card.

The average mathematics score for fourth-grade students fell five points from 2019 to 2022. The score for eight-graders dropped eight points. Reading for both grades fell three points since 2019.

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

‘The View’ Forced to Commercial After Protester in Audience Cusses Out Ted Cruz (Video)

“The View” erupted into chaos Monday morning as audience members loudly protested Ted Cruz’s appearance. The show was then forced to commercial when the shouting from women in the audience turned profane.

“F— you Ted Cruz, you climate-denying piece of s—,” one protester can be seen yelling in video released by a group that claimed responsibility for the protest.

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

Three Dead, Including Gunman, After Shooting at St. Louis High School, Officials Say

Three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a St. Louis high school Monday morning sent multiple people to hospitals, police said.

Chaos unfolded shortly after 9 a.m. when authorities learned of a shooter with a long gun inside Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. The school and the Collegiate School of Medicine & Bioscience, which is in the same building, were placed on lockdown.

Students were evacuated, and parents were directed to Gateway STEM High School to reunite with their children.

The shooter, who appears to be about 20 years old, was taken into custody inside the peforming arts school, according to a tweet from St. Louis Public Schools. He was pronounced dead a short time later, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said during an afternoon news conference.

The names of the gunman and the other two victims were not released. One of the victims is a woman. The other is a teenage girl.

Authorities have not disclosed the shooter’s connection to the school or a motive for the gunfire.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Florida Law Regarding Social Media Censorship

Former President Donald Trump on Monday filed a Supreme Court brief with the support of the nonprofit America First Policy Institute in support of Florida’s social media law regarding censorship.

Trump is asking the court to uphold the Florida law that requires companies to be open about content moderation. Net Choice, an association of technology giants such as Google, Twitter, Yahoo, TikTok and Amazon, is challenging the law.

The attorneys for Net Choice argue that the companies benefit from the Communications Decency Act and are common carriers because they are entities available to the public.

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

U.S. Has Less Than a Month of Diesel in Stockpile

The United States has less than a month’s supply of diesel fuel in its stockpiles, the lowest level in roughly 14 years heading into the winter months.

U.S. Energy Data released last week shows that the country has 25.4 days of diesel fuel in its stockpile. Levels of diesel fuel, used for heating, farming and trucking, have not been this low since spring 2008.

The Biden administration is particularly concerned about the diesel inventory heading into winter and ahead of the November midterms.

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

University of Florida Bans Indoor Protesters From Upcoming Sasse Vote

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — University of Florida officials on Monday warned students that the school will enforce a decades-old rule banning protesters inside campus buildings when the board of trustees meets next week to consider appointing Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) as president.

While this policy has not been applied in recent years, outgoing president Kent Fuchs told students that the flagship university could discipline demonstrators for protesting like they did two weeks ago, when the Nebraska senator made his first visit to the Gainesville campus. Then, hundreds of protesters flooded the building where Sasse was speaking, “chanting loudly, banging their fists on windows, walls and furniture” while prompting UF to shorten the engagement, Fuchs said.

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

Waukesha Parade Suspect Rests Case After Forfeiting Right to Testify, Call Witnesses

WAUKESHA (WLUK) — The end is in sight for the Waukesha Christmas parade trial after suspect Darrell Brooks, who is representing himself, rested his case after forfeiting his right to testify and call witnesses Monday.

Brooks — who allegedly drove his mother’s red SUV through the Waukesha Christmas parade, killing six and injuring dozens others — began the fourth week of trial by suggesting that 73 of his 76 charges should be dismissed.

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

“We Are Not QR Codes” New Alberta Premier Danielle Smith Apologizes for Vaccine Passports

During the United Conservative party’s annual general meeting, Alberta’s new Premier Danielle Smith is seeking legal advice on pardoning Canadians that got arrested or fined for violating COVID-19 rules such as not having a vaccine passport.

“We are human beings,” said Smith. “We are not QR codes,” she said, adding that she wanted to “purge” the QR database.

“I believe that Alberta Health Services is the source of a lot of the problems that we’ve had,” she said.

“They signed some kind of partnership with the World Economic Forum right in the middle of the pandemic; we’ve gotta address that. Why in the world do we have anything to do with the World Economic Forum? That’s got to end.”

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

Day 8 Recap of Emergencies Act Hearings

Ottawa police had plan ready without Emergencies Act

On Day 8 of the Emergencies Act hearings Ottawa interim police chief Steve Bell confirmed that a plan was in place and “ready to be executed” without requiring the Emergencies Act.

While being questioned from Convoy lawyer Brendan Miller, Bell told the commission that although the Emergencies Act “created a stable platform” for Ottawa police, there was a plan and it was ready to be executed without the never-before-used Act.

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

Exclusive: Hamilton Police Investigating War Memorial Cenotaph Vandalism

The Hamilton Police Service (HPS) says it received a mischief report on Thursday concerning the veterans memorial cenotaph at Gore Park.

Photos of the defacement were posted to a scheduled City of Hamilton Veterans Committee meeting this week showing graffiti on the Afghanistan War side of the stone memorial.

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

Exclusive: Schools Hand Out Lesson Praising Liberal Dental Promise as “Reason to Smile”

Students at some schools across Canada have received a newsletter handout that praises the federal Liberal government’s proposed dental plan as a “reason to smile” and reads largely like a policy advertisement.

The handout doesn’t sit well with the parent of one student from St. Gregory’s Elementary School in Etobicoke, Ontario, who forwarded the document to True North. “This is irritating. My child just came home with this. Who approves this content for Grade 8 students in Ontario?” said the parent, who Truth North has agreed to not identify.

Although the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) defends the document and says it isn’t about advocacy.

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

Premier Ford Summoned to Testify Under Oath at Emergencies Act Inquiry

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has been summoned to appear before the Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC), according to a letter from the Commission’s lawyers.

The premier has previously rejected several requests to be interviewed by the commission.

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

Breaking: Rishi Sunak is Next UK Prime Minister, Will Not Call Early Election

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is set to become the UK’s next Prime Minister after Lizz Truss resigned. Truss’ resignation makes her the shortest term PM in UK history. Sunak said he will not call an early election, and he does not have to hold one until January 2025. This per MPs who heard his first speech, behind closed doors, after being named PM.

Sunak was a proponent of the idea of vaccine passports during the pandemic, claiming it would be a boost for the economy to allow those who are vaccinated access to society while leaving the rest of the population in lockdown. He wants the UK to be a “global hub” for cryptocurrency, and is moving toward the creation of a digital currency for the UK.

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

Elite German Law Enforcement Now Preparing for Blackouts Amid Fears of Gas Outage

Elite units within Germany’s federal police are now preparing for blackouts in the country amid fears that the country could completely run out of gas by the end of February.

Specialist elements of Germany’s Federal police force are now reportedly preparing to deal with blackouts in the country amid nationwide fears that the country could run out of gas by the end of February.

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

Germany: Police Arrest German Climate Protesters Who Threw Mashed Potatoes at Monet Painting

Police have arrested two climate activists who threw mashed potatoes at a Claude Monet painting in a museum in Germany to protest fossil fuel production, a stunt which caused no damage to the art.

The protesters on Sunday targeted Monet’s “Les Meules” at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, a city on the border of Berlin. The impressionist painting, which was enclosed behind protective glass, sold for $110.7 million at a 2019 auction.

The German climate group Last Generation took credit for the stunt. The group posted video footage on Twitter showing a man and a woman tossing mashed potatoes at the painting, kneeling in front of it and gluing their hands to the wall.

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

If the Opposition Wins, Poland Will Not be a Sovereign Country, Says Kaczynski

If the Civic Coalition, made up of left-liberal parties, wins the parliamentary elections in the “darkest scenario,” Poland will not be sovereign, as the opposition party is “in fact a German formation,” said ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski while speaking during a public gathering in Zamosc in eastern Poland.

“The darkest scenario is them winning the elections. Civic Coalition is in fact a German formation, tightly linked with Germany. That is why there would be no sovereignty, which would bring many different and far-reaching consequences,” stated Kaczynski.

Kaczynski added that Poland pursues sovereign policies, and the current ruling party in the country is independent, which is a net benefit to citizens.

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

Is Europe Running Out of Weapons? Critics Claim Russia Produces Them Faster

The lack of weapons in the whole of Europe could present Ukraine’s allies with a difficult decision about continued support for Kyiv. These nations are also considering the risk of a Russian attack on them if their stockpiles run too low. As a result, some European countries are faced with the dilemma of whether to continue sending their weapons to Ukraine.

The AP, for example, wrote on Sunday that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has burdened the already decimated weapons stocks not only in several smaller states but also in some larger NATO countries. The United States and other members of NATO have sent billions of dollars worth of arms and equipment to Ukraine; some allies have provided all of their Soviet-era weapons and are awaiting American replacements.

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Italy: Uproar Over Vodka and a Birthday Greeting

In the new right-wing governing coalition in Italy, relations with Russia are a thorny issue. While Giorgia Meloni has already announced her support for the western sanctions policy, her male partners, Lega chief Salvini and former four-time prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, have untroubled relations with Moscow.

Berlusconi in particular is currently being criticized for allegedly receiving vodka and a friendly birthday greeting from Moscow.

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Italy’s PM Meloni Assured Orban of Continued Cooperation

Italy’s first female prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, took office on Sunday. She thanked Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban for his congratulations on her newly formed government and promised to continue cooperating with him in solving Europe’s most pressing challenges.

“Thanks PM Viktor Orban,” Meloni tweeted on Sunday. “[I’m] ready to cooperate to find common and effective solutions to the economic, energy and security challenges Europe is now facing. Let’s do our best!”

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National Leaders Gather in Berlin for Ukraine ‘Marshall Plan’

National leaders, development experts and CEOs gather in Berlin on Tuesday for a conference on what its hosts describe as a “Marshall Plan” to rebuild Ukraine after Russia’s invasion.

The conference, hosted by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the European Commission, will not involve concrete pledges of cash towards the estimated €750 billion reconstruction cost, a task the hosts compared in scale to the United States’ Marshall Aid programme for rebuilding Europe after World War Two.

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New UK Rules Mean Rape Victims Won’t be Subjected to a Digital Search

A new code of practice was added to the UK’s Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts (PCSC) Act, to better protect the digital privacy of rape victims.

The new code will require the police to request information from victims’ devices only when necessary and that all victims are treated with the same high protection standards. The idea is to encourage more people to come forward to report sexual assault.

The police will also be required to inform victims why they are asking for the device and what information they are looking for. Victims should also be told that they can refuse to give up their devices without their cases being dropped.

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Poland Close to Agreement on Nuclear Plant Plans Following US Talks

Poland has edged closer to agreeing on plans for the construction of its first nuclear power plant following talks with the United States.

Speaking at a press briefing after a meeting with U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin said that “we are closer to taking the decision about who should build the first nuclear power station in Poland.”

Asked whether this meant that the U.S. company Westinghouse would be chosen, Sasin said that chances of that were high and that “we are getting ever closer to such a decision.”

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Polish President Duda Criticized for Speaking to Iranian President

Polish President Duda’s phone call with the Irani President Ebrahim Raisi last Wednesday caused a storm of indignation from liberal politicians and media. According to leading liberal daily “Gazeta Wyborcza,” Poland isn’t a player in the Middle East and has no leverage over Iran.

“There is this absurd notion that we are a province that should keep quiet,” said Jakub Kumoch, chief of staff to President Andrzej Duda in response. “We refuse to do that. During the conflict in Ukraine, Poland has shown that it can be a force on the regional and world stage,” he added.

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Survey: Poles Choose EU Money Over Judicial Reforms in Blow to Ruling Conservatives

A strong majority of Polish people are putting money before political reforms of the judiciary, according to a new poll from SW Research that was conducted for news outlet Rzeczpospolita.

The poll asked the Polish public: “Should the government continue to pursue its judiciary reform being carried out by Zbigniew Ziobro’s ministry if it leads to the EU blocking funds for Poland?”

In response to the question, 19.2 percent of the respondents answered “yes,” while 53.8 percent answered “no.” Another 27 percent have no opinion on the matter.

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UK: Biased Broadcasting Corporation: BBC Anchor Suspended for Being ‘Gleeful’ Boris Failed

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been forced to suspend presenter Martine Croxall for expressing open glee over Boris Johnson failing to return as Tory leader and Prime Minister.

Croxall, 53, was presenting a segment on the publicly-funded broadcaster’s dedicated news channel called The Papers shortly after the news that Boris Johnson had chickened out of standing for the Tory leadership broke.

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UK: King Charles Waxwork Defaced by Climate Activists: ‘He Needs to Act Now’

Protesters defaced a waxwork statue of King Charles III at Madame Tussauds in London on Monday, demanding that the U.K. government halts new oil and gas licenses and consents, in a bid to tackle climate change.

Activists from the group Just Stop Oil, who have arranged protests at cultural sites and tourist attractions around London in recent months, stepped over barriers at the London tourist attraction and struck the wax model of the king in the face with a cake.

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Protests Go on in Iran With Students Forcing Government Spokesman to Leave

Antigovernment protests and strikes are simmering across Iran with bouts of tensions reported from universities whose students have been tearing down segregation walls of dining areas.

On Monday, protesting students at Tehran’s Khaje-Nasir Toosi University of Technology booed Iranian government spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi and did not let him deliver his speech, with chanting berating slogans against the regime.

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‘He is Otherwise an Idiot, ‘ Elon Musk Slams Pro-War Critic Garry Kasparov

Elon Musk called out one of his loudest critics, Garry Kasparov, calling the chess player an “idiot” for trying to stifle his efforts at promoting peace in Ukraine.

Since he began promoting efforts to establish peace between Ukraine and Russia months into the invasion, Musk, who spent millions supporting Ukraine through his Starlink service, has faced numerous accusations of “appeasement” and being a “Russian asset.”

Musk’s critics, including Kasparov, object to his suggestion for the two countries to establish an armistice and for Ukraine to come to terms with the reality that it is unlikely to ever regain Crimea as part of its territory.

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Odysee Blocks French Versions of Russia Today After Legal Demand

US-based online video sharing platform Odysee has blocked the French versions of Russian state-run news outlets Sputnik and RT after a legal order out of France.

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Ukraine’s Digital Transformation Officer Says Online “Disinformation” Needs to be Thwarted

Chief digital transformation officer at Ukraine’s state service of special communication and information protection, Viktor Zhora, has called for a “cross-border effort” to fight online disinformation.

Cyber attacks from Russia are not new news, Zhora said during Mandiant’s mWISE event.

According to Zhora, the ongoing attacks had prepared Ukraine for the various cyber attacks on the country, including denial of service attacks and data-wiping malware, that Russia began in January, a month before the invasion.

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Ukraine War: Ukrainian ‘Dirty Bomb’, Kherson Local Militias, Downed Iranian Drones

1. Russia repeats Ukrainian ‘dirty bomb’ accusation

Moscow repeated claims on Monday that Ukraine is making a “dirty bomb”, an allegation rebuffed by international experts.

Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu first made the accusation on Sunday during a call with his US, UK, French and Turkish counterparts. He said Moscow was “concerned” about “possible provocations” by Ukraine involving a “dirty bomb”.

Kyiv has fiercely condemned these allegations, inviting international inspectors to come and view its nuclear facilities.

A “dirty bomb” is made by packing conventional explosives with radioactive material, which then spreads in the air once the device goes off.

“According to the information we have, two Ukrainian organisations have specific instructions for making the so-called ‘dirty bomb,” said Russian General Igor Kirillov on Monday, claiming their work had entered the “final phase”.

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Ukraine War: Russian Forces Preparing to Defend Kherson, Says Ukrainian Spy Chief

Russia is sending more troops into the key southern city of Kherson and may be preparing to defend it, Ukraine’s spy chief has said.

Ukraine had previously suggested some Russian units might be leaving.

Russia took Kherson in the early days of the war, but has recently come under pressure as Ukrainian troops advance along the Dnipro River.

Russian authorities in the city have ordered thousands of civilians to evacuate.

Kyrylo Budanov, the Ukrainian intelligence chief, dismissed this as an “information operation”, telling the Ukrayinska Pravda website Moscow was “trying to create the illusion that everything is lost”.

The Russian military is sending in more troops and preparing the streets for defence, he said, adding that the removal of citizens is a pretence to save face in case the city falls to Ukraine.

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Where Most Aid to Ukraine Comes From

The United States has pledged more than 52 billion euros in military, financial and humanitarian aid to Ukraine since the war began in February 2022 and October 3.

As Statista’s Anna Fleck details below, data from the Ukraine Support Tracker shows that the U.S. has provided by far the most aid to the country, followed by EU institutions (16.2 billion euros), the UK (6.7 billion euros), Germany (3.3 billion euros) and Canada (3 billion euros).

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India: Mumbai: Man Stabbed to Death by Minor Boys Over Argument on Bursting Fireworks in Glass Bottle

Mumbai: In a shocking incident, a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death by three minor boys following an argument over them using glass bottles in an open ground to burst fireworks. The incident took place in the eastern suburb of the Shivaji Nagar area of Govandi on Monday, as reported by the Times of India.

Two of the accused, aged 14 and 15 respectively have been detained by the police while another accused who is 12 years old is absconding. According to the report, the victim intervened when he saw the 12-year-old boy placing a firecracker in a glass bottle to burst it. An argument ensued between the two and the other two accused started beating up the victim. The 12-year-old boy then attacked the man with a sharp weapon and stabbed him in the neck. Though the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, he was declared dead, officials said as reported by the Times of India.

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Pakistan is Making Disbursement of Aid to Flood Victims Contingent on Biometric Verification

In August, Pakistan was hit by severe flooding that caused extensive damage to large rural areas in the country, and yet, to this day, aid in the shape of government-allocated funds eagerly awaited by many flood victims is delayed and sometimes comes with a curious string attached — the completion of “a biometric survey.”

And it’s something fairly uncommon, at least currently, with disaster relief practices given the urgency of it all. To make things worse, these areas are populated by people who by and large don’t even know about this requirement (and likely, what it means).

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Chinese Spies Attempted Bribes, Espionage in U.S.: ‘They Did Not Succeed’

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged 13 Chinese spies for allegedly attempting bribes and espionage on U.S. soil, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Monday.

At a press conference, Garland announced the government was pursuing three separate cases in which Chinese spies allegedly violated international norms and tried to disrupt the U.S. justice system.

In one case, two intelligence officers allegedly tried to bribe a law enforcement officer $61,000 in exchange for confidential information about witnesses, evidence and possible charges in a criminal investigation into an unidentified Chinese telecommunications company, according to court filings.

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Australia Considers Centralizing Digital ID

In the wake of the Optus data breach, the Australian government is considering centralizing digital ID through the myGov or myGovID systems.

During the Optus data breach, the personal information of about 10 million clients were exposed, including Medicare numbers, driver’s licenses, and passports. Optus is an Australian telecom with over 10 million subscribers.

The breach raised questions about why businesses need to store so much personal information. As a result, the government is considering a centralized digital ID system.

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Heart Disease Australia’s Leading Cause of Death in 2021

More people died from drinking alcohol than from Covid-19 last year, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Data released last week showed Covid-19 was the 34th cause of death in 2021, with 1122 deaths, most of which were associated with the Delta wave.

By comparison, 1559 Australians died from various conditions which were “definitely” caused by excessive drinking.

The ABS reported that Covid-19 deaths in 2021 had a median age of 79.1 which was slightly younger than in 2020 when the median age was 86.9.

It said people who died of Covid had “a higher tendency to have pre-existing chronic cardiac conditions”.

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Outrage as United Nations Shows Up Unannounced to Australia’s Prisons for Random Inspections: ‘Go to Saudi Arabia Instead — Where They Still Put People to Death for Being Gay’

United Nation’s inspectors have returned home to New York after unsuccessful attempts to inspect NSW prisons. They say the states refusal to cooperate is a ‘clear breach’ of its obligations.

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Hungary Continues Its Battle Against Illegal Immigration With 4,777 Border Crossings Thwarted Last Week

Hungarian authorities have taken action against 2,172 individuals who crossed into Hungarian territory illegally over the weekend, the National Police Headquarters informed news agency MTI on Monday.

According to the statistics on the National Police website, 895 foreign nationals illegally staying in Hungary were arrested and escorted back through the temporary security border on Friday, while authorities processed 795 on Saturday, and 481 on Sunday respectively.

In addition, one border crosser was apprehended in the heart of the country, against whom police proceedings were initiated.

In the past week, 4,777 border crossers were arrested and escorted back to the country from which they entered Hungary.

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Iraqi ‘Refugee’ Charged in Rape of 11-Year-Old Girl in Greece

A male migrant from Iraq is being prosecuted for the rape of an 11-year-old girl in Greece, according to reports.

The horrifying incident took place on August 9 in Katerini, a city in the region of Central Macedonia.

The victim was playing with a friend in Macedonia Square in the city center when she was lured away by a man who brought her to his apartment, Thess Today reports.

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Italian Bishops Urge PM Giorgia Meloni to Prioritize ‘Hospitality and Integration of Migrants’

ROME — The head of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI), Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, has urged Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni to prioritize welcoming migrants and “ecological transition” in her governing program.

Meloni, Italy’s first female prime minister, was elected this month by a significant margin, having run on a platform of economic reform, regulation of immigration, national sovereignty, and parental involvement in the curriculum of their children’s schools.

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More Than 500 Migrants Crossed the Channel in 10 Dinghies Yesterday Despite Thunderstorms — Taking Total Number to Reach the UK to 37,493 So Far This Year

Hundreds of migrants were intercepted by Border Force officers after crossing the English Channel in small boats yesterday amid thunderstorms and strong winds.

While almost a month’s worth of rain battered parts of southern England, 528 people people were detained after making the treacherous voyage to Dover, according to official Ministry of Defence figures.

This takes the total number so far this year past 37,400.

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Operation Lone Star: More Than 100,000 Illegal Migrants Apprehended in Rio Grande Valley Alone

Texas National Guard soldiers have apprehended or encountered more than 103,000 illegal foreign nationals in the Rio Grande Valley alone since Operation Lone Star launched last year.

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They Just Ran Off

The state of Britain’s borders is now utterly shambolic.

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If You Liked Big Brother, Meet Google’s Big MUM

by Daniel Greenfield

Forget Big Brother, Big MUM is Google’s new tool for suppressing conservatives.

MUM or Multitask Unified Model was hyped last year as the company’s new machine learning algorithm. MUM had been initially described as an innovative way to allow Google’s dying search service to answer natural language questions by drawing on multiple sources.

While MUM’s applications initially appeared to be apolitical, that quickly changed.

Google first unleashed MUM to fight what it considered COVID “misinformation” by making sure that everyone saw “high quality and timely information from trusted health authorities like the World Health Organization”. By reducing the number of sources to only those that agree with its agenda, Google is able to deliver fast results while getting rid of different points of view.

A Forbes article described how MUM would “check information across multiple reliable sources” to allow “the system to come to a general consensus”. Google had once built its search around the vast diversity of a bygone internet, but it has spent the last decade draining the diversity and depth of the pool and replacing it with the shallow manufactured consensus of its agenda.

Google long ago ceased being a way to find different answers and its search results are deliberately repetitive. Search is an illusion. The user thinks that he’s browsing the internet when he’s actually spinning his wheels in Google’s walled garden. This is most obvious in shopping and in politics: two areas where Google has strong interests and tries to manipulate users into believing that they are exploring options when they’re being hand fed variations on a theme…

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Indiana Parents Lose Custody After Court Rules Not ‘Affirming’ Child’s Gender Identity is ‘Abuse’

The Court of Appeals in Indiana on Friday upheld a trial court’s decision to remove from a family’s home their child because the parents did not acknowledge their child’s transgender identity, and the child began suffering from anorexia. The court determined that the refusal to go along with the child’s gender identity constituted abuse.

Parents MC and JC filed an appeal against an Initial/Detention Order claiming that the Dispositional order, as well as the trial court’s prior order, are “erroneous,” and violate their constitutional rights to care, custody, and control of their child, as well as their right to exercise their religion, as well as their freedom of speech. The court ruled that the parents’ appeal was “moot,” and declined to address it.

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/24/2022

  1. I am not sure when I first visited this site and I have seen claims we (the US) made ISIS in some way. I missed something somewhere along the way to here. So I saw something that said Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was trained in Israel by the Mossad. Some of this information was part of what Mr Snowden had leaked. Part of a hornet’s nest strategy. Is this true and old news?

    • ISIS was created by the US, for when we invaded Iraq, instead of putting the Sunni Generals back in charge and leaving, we let the bloody Shi’ites allied with Iran in charge ensuring there would be strife. Aby Baker was a Syrian and got what he bloody deserved.

  2. In Moscow, a gay gang from Central Asia robbed, beat and raped other migrants.

    Four gay men from Tajikistan came to Moscow and began to think about how they could monetize their features. After brainstorming, they came up with a promising idea, but they needed an accomplice to implement it. Therefore, they invited a hard-working girl named Sazhidakhon from Kyrgyzstan to join the gang.

    It’s hard to believe, but the story is true. Sazhidakhon got acquainted with single migrants, invited them to have an exciting time at home, where the sodomites were already waiting. As soon as the gentleman entered the apartment, they attacked him in a crowd, beat him, tied him up and tortured him with a stun gun.

    Under torture, the victim agreed to transfer money, give out passwords for applications in which you can apply for a loan online. When the money was transferred, the man was raped and the process was filmed. The recordings were threatened to be posted on the Internet. The victims were chosen among representatives of the Central Asian republics.

    All five criminals are now arrested. It is known that four natives of Tajikistan aged 20 to 24, their 18-year-old accomplice from Kyrgyzstan, were in the Russian Federation illegally.

    At the moment, it is known about three episodes committed in the same apartment on Sniperskaya Street. How many more guest workers were frightened by threats about the distribution of records and did not go to the police remains to be established.

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    • I don’t know that I can go on. When I clicked the link, the first line of your comment was directly in front of my eyes.

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