Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/27/2022

Republicans on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee issued a report asserting that the evidence points to COVID-19 originating in a lab in Wuhan. They said that China “no longer deserves the benefit of the doubt.”

In other news, French President Emmanuel Macron said that half the crimes in France are committed by foreigners.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Czechs Are Saving on Energy, Food, And Are Seeking Second Jobs, But Don’t Want to Cut Back on Alcohol, Polling Finds
» ECB Hikes 75bps as Expected and Will “Raise Further” Deciding “Meeting-by-Meeting”, Changes TLTRO Terms
» US GDP Grows 2.6% in Q3 Driven Entirely by Trade; Price Index Comes Cooler Than Expected
 
USA
» 2 GOP Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into Soros-Backed Group Over Misusing Federal Money
» Apple Music Pulls Kanye West’s ‘Essentials’ Playlist
» Breaking: New York Post Fires Employee Responsible for Twitter, Website Hack
» Breaking: Project Veritas Whistleblower Document Reveals FBI Investigating ‘Misinformation’ Ahead of Midterms
» Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Proposes Giving Herself a Pay Raise
» Conservatives Slam ‘Failed’ Liz Cheney After She Endorses Democrat: ‘Stop Calling Her a Republican’
» Couple Sentenced for Shooting Boy With BB Gun; Child Forced to Eat Off Floor During Years of Torture
» Court Shields TikTok From Liability in ‘Blackout Challenge’ Death of 10-Year-Old Girl Under Section 230
» Democrats Don’t Want Federal Employees to Have to Come to Work
» Democrat Blows Whistle on Alleged Ballot Harvesting Scheme, Florida Opens Criminal Probe
» Donald Trump’s Request to Keep Tax Returns From Congress Denied by Appeals Court
» Elon Musk Now in Charge of Twitter, CEO and CFO Have Left, Sources Say
» Family Details Horrific Abuse at Hands of Female ISIS Leader as Judge Weighs 20-Year Sentencing
» Georgia Supreme Court Allows Residents to Sue to Keep Confederate Statues
» GOP Rep: ‘Cabal of Unelected Elitists, Including Obama, Is in Control of America’
» House Republicans Release Evidence Suggesting Hunter Biden Compromised by China
» Man Justified in Killing 2 Men Outside Bucks Co. Restaurant, DA Says
» Musk Reassures Advertisers: Twitter “Will Not Become a Free-for-All Hellscape”
» Prosecutors Take Charge of Probe Into Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ Shooting
» San Diego Resident Sentenced to 20 Years for Funding ISIS Terrorist Activities in Syria
» Trump Was Right on TikTok, Top Democrat Senator Admits
» Video: Biden Mocks Reporters for Trying to Ask Him Questions
» Wisconsin Judge Refuses to Allow Mail-in Ballots With Partial Addresses to be Counted in Win for GOP
 
Canada
» Breaking: Could the ‘Targeted Attack on Emergency Vehicles’ In Smithers, B.C. Be Related to Eco-Terrorism?
» Canadians Visited Food Banks 1.5 Million Times in March
» Convoy Lawyer Wants CBC to Testify at Emergencies Act Hearings
» Day 11 Recap of Emergencies Act Hearings
» Premier Smith Will Pull Out Federal Programs That Aren’t in Alberta’s Best Interest
» Public Order Commission Documents Reveal the Threat to Take Truckers’ Kids Came From Trudeau’s Inner Circle
» RCMP Arrests Two Canadians, Charging One With Terror-Related Offenses Following Repatriation From Syrian Detention Camp
» Trudeau’s Disinformation Czar is Trying to Shut Down Rebel News — We’re Fighting Back
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria Gets Its First Digital ID in the Form of a Driver’s License App
» Children More Likely to be Hospitalized After COVID Shots Than Natural Infection, German Health Data Shows
» EU Worried About Risk of Weapons Smuggling From Ukraine War
» Germany: Kids Forced to Eat Vegetarian School Lunches in Freiburg After Meat Gets Cancelled, Move Sparks Fury Among Parents Who Have to Pay Even More for Meals
» Germany: Hamburg Man Fined €4,000 for Displaying Pro-Russian Z Symbol
» Hungary Says Nuclear Energy is Vital to the Country’s Industry and Independence
» Meanwhile in Europe: Man Jailed for Three Years Over Killing Violent Home Invader
» Netherlands: ‘More and More Desperate Measures’: Climate Protesters Target Another Priceless Artwork
» Orban Slams Germany’s Left-Wing Parties, Praises Hungarian Ideology, And Insists Country is Open and Welcoming to Western Refugees Sick of Multiculturalism
» Residents Push Back After Oxford, England Proposes Dystopian Surveillance System That Limits Driving
» Sweden: Police Arrest Five Youths in the Middle of Raping Woman in Malmö Park
» The Netherlands Bypassing Sanctions on Russia
» UK: Ilford Triple Shooting: Two Men Shot Dead Named by Police
» UK: Kanye West Wax Statue Banished by Madame Tussauds
» UK’s Green Net Zero Plans Pose ‘Critical Risk’ To National Security — Report
» US Urging EU to Transfer More Money to Kiev — for US Weapons
» ‘We Won’t Let Winter Bring Us Down’ — Polish Conservative Leader Rejects Fears Over Coal Shortages
 
Middle East
» ‘Live Fire Used Again’ as Iran Protests Swell
 
Russia
» Ukraine War: Grain Deal; Kherson Battle Looms; And Russia Could Target Commercial Satellites
» World Faces Most Dangerous Decade Since WW2 — Putin
 
South Asia
» A Hindu Girl Fighting for Life After Mentally Tortured & Raped for a Week by a ‘Peace Lover’ In Bangladesh
» Attack on Diwali in Pakistan by Alleged Islamists
 
Far East
» China ‘No Longer Deserves Benefit of the Doubt’: Bombshell Senate Report Concludes That COVID ‘Most Likely’ Leaked From Lab — as Lawmakers Point the Finger at Beijing
» China Recruiting British Fighter Pilots Through South African Firm
» Japan Steps Up Its Digital ID Push, Tells Public They May Lose Health Insurance if They Don’t Sign Up
» Senate Report Details ‘Substantial Evidence’ COVID-19 Came From Wuhan Lab
» US Ready to Protect Asian Allies With Nukes, Biden Official Says in Tokyo
 
Australia — Pacific
» Player Reveals Death Threats for Not Wearing Pride Jersey
» Report Reveals Atagi Didn’t Know of Heart Risks Until Five Months After Approving Vaccines for Use
» See the Happy Snap That’s Sparked a Major Internal Paramedics Probe — But Can You Spot What’s Upsetting Their Woke Bosses?
 
Latin America
» Trailer: C40 World Mayors Summit
 
Immigration
» Border Force and RNLI Vessels Rescue at Least 100 Migrants From Small Boats Trying to Cross the English Channel in Rough Seas After Rishi Sunak Pledged to Cut Number of Migrants Entering UK
» Britain Spending Almost £7 Million a Day on Hotels for Asylum Seekers
» Census Counts 1.8 Million More Illegal Immigrants Living in U.S. Under Biden
» Elderly Couple Attacked at Home by Migrant Who Arrived in France Days Earlier
» Father Could Face Up to 10 Years in Prison for Beating African Migrant Accused of Sexually Assaulting His 6-Year-Old Daughter in French City of Roanne
» Growing Number of Migrants Attempt to Breach Polish Border From Belarus
» Islamic State Brides Head to Australia: Four Women and Their 13 Kids Are Evacuated From Syrian Refugee Camp for is Families — and Will Touch Down in Sydney Soon
» Macron Says Half the Crimes in France Are Committed by Foreigners
» The Real Reason Why Australia is Struggling to Find Workers as Foreigners Explain the Big Issue With Why They Never Want to Come Back
» UK Border Chief: Up to 2 Per Cent of the ‘Entire Adult Male Population of Albania’ Have Landed in UK by Boat
» UK: Infamous Rochdale Grooming Gang Rapists Finally Set to be Deported to Pakistan
 
Culture Wars
» Breaking: Project Veritas Video Reveals Mark Kelly Taking a Pro-Abortion Stance
» Canada is Running Out of Doctors Who Are Willing to Perform Medically Assisted Suicides
» Dem Congressman Says Arming Ukraine is About Protecting Woke Values
» Disney Goes Big With Its First-Ever Plus-Sized Heroine
» NHS Warning: Many “Trans” Kids Merely Going Through a “Phase”
» Scotland Passes First Stage of Transgender Reform Bill, Advancing Transgender Privileges
» The Truth About Eco Warriors
» UK: University of York Gives Students a Random Code Instead of a Name-Based Email to be “Inclusive, “ Avoid “Offense”
 

Czechs Are Saving on Energy, Food, And Are Seeking Second Jobs, But Don’t Want to Cut Back on Alcohol, Polling Finds

Czechs are attempting to save on energy by using less heating and lighting at the beginning of the heating season, according to the latest poll.

An Edenred survey revealed the economic crisis and sharply rising energy prices are forcing two-thirds of Czechs to make a conscious effort to consume less gas and electricity, while a further consequence to spiraling inflation has been a significant reduction in restaurant visits.

Respondents are also actively combating less income by seeking out part-time jobs, and some people are even looking for side jobs.

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

ECB Hikes 75bps as Expected and Will “Raise Further” Deciding “Meeting-by-Meeting”, Changes TLTRO Terms

As expected (and previewed), moments ago the ECB hiked rates by 75bps, pushing the Deposit rate to 1.50%, the highest since 2008. The Refi rate was also raised by 75bps to 2.00%, all as expected.

In keeping with the hawkish bias even as the eurozone slides into a deep recession, the ECB guided that “the Governing Council took today’s decision, and expects to raise interest rates further, to ensure the timely return of inflation to its 2% medium-term inflation target. The Governing Council will base the future policy rate path on the evolving outlook for inflation and the economy, following its meeting-by-meeting approach.”

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

US GDP Grows 2.6% in Q3 Driven Entirely by Trade; Price Index Comes Cooler Than Expected

Ahead of today’s GDP print, economist consensus was that in the 3rd quarter, the US economy would grow if entirely on the back of net exports (or trade), and sure enough that’s precisely what happened. While the BEA reported that in the third quarter, US GDP rose 2.57%, more than the 2.4% consensus and up notably from last quarter’s —0.6% and the —1.6% drop in Q1…

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

2 GOP Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into Soros-Backed Group Over Misusing Federal Money

A former Trump administration official and two Republican lawmakers are demanding an immediate investigation from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over an advocacy group’s use of $8.5 million taxpayer dollars.

As Rita Li reports via The Epoch Times, Alianza Americas, a pro-mass immigration group funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, may have unlawfully used funds granted by agencies under HHS, according to Friday letters by Brian Harrison, the former chief of staff of the department, Reps. Chip Roy (R-Texas) and Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas). Federal grants are banned under U.S. law from being leveraged to weigh on government positions on legislation or policies, including lobbying.

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

Apple Music Pulls Kanye West’s ‘Essentials’ Playlist

Musician and fashion designer Kanye “Ye” West’s “Essentials Playlist” was removed from Apple Music, which comes as the cultural figure has been dropped from partnerships by various companies and brands citing recent anti-Semitic comments from the artist.

According to Billboard, “The Ye exodus is now in full flight,” nothing “talent agency CAA dropped him as a client, MRC Entertainment shelved a completed documentary on the hip-hop icon, and Balenciaga, GAP, and Vogue cut all ties with him.”

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

Breaking: New York Post Fires Employee Responsible for Twitter, Website Hack

The employee responsible for hacking The New York Post’s website and Twitter account has been fired. In an updated statement just now a spokesperson said, “The New York Post’s investigation indicates that the unauthorized conduct was committed by an employee, and the employee has been terminated. This morning, we immediately removed the vile and reprehensible content from our website and social media accounts.”

The New York Post has fired an employee after they posted on the outlet’s website and Twitter accounts.

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

Breaking: Project Veritas Whistleblower Document Reveals FBI Investigating ‘Misinformation’ Ahead of Midterms

A new whistleblower document obtained by Project Veritas has revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is targeting election crimes relating to “misinformation” and “disinformation” ahead of the midterm elections nest month.

The document, provided to Project Veritas by an FBI whistleblower, is titled “2022 Midterm Elections Social Media Analysis Cheat Sheet,” and outlines election crimes that the FBI is targetting.

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Proposes Giving Herself a Pay Raise

Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot has proposed a city ordinance to give herself a raise.

On Wednesday, Lightfoot proposed a new ordinance to give her office an annual inflation raise capped at 5%. Lightfoot, who currently collects an annual salary of $209,915, could see a raise to $216,210 next May if the ordinance passes.

The proposal comes with a stipulation that the mayor could opt out of taking the raise.

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

Conservatives Slam ‘Failed’ Liz Cheney After She Endorses Democrat: ‘Stop Calling Her a Republican’

Conservatives torched Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., after she announced her first-ever endorsement of a Democrat, Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan.

Cheney, a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, announced the endorsement in a press release Thursday, claiming she is “proud” to support Slotkin. The press release also announced that Cheney will attend an “Evening for Patriotism and Bipartisanship” event in Michigan next week to campaign with the Democratic lawmaker.

In making her endorsement, Cheney said Slotkin is an “honorable public servant” who “wants what’s best for the country and is in this for the right reasons.”

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

Couple Sentenced for Shooting Boy With BB Gun; Child Forced to Eat Off Floor During Years of Torture

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO/Gray News) — A man and woman convicted of torturing a young boy for years were sentenced to prison Wednesday.

Danielle Pascale, 35, was sentenced to a maximum of approximately 67 years in prison, WOIO reported.

Her boyfriend, 39-year-old Donald Gunderman, was sentenced to up to 39 years for his role in the torture that lasted between January 2017 and August 2021.

The two pleaded guilty in September 2022 to charges that include kidnapping, endangering children and tampering with evidence.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said Gunderman and Pascale “physically assaulted, tortured and starved” the boy, who is now 10 years old, for years before their arrest in September 2021.

Investigators said the child told case workers that in some incidents, he was shot repeatedly with a BB gun, tied to a chair or made to stand up overnight without any sleep, and forced to eat food off the floor after Gunderman stepped on it.

The judge said the boy has since recovered and is doing better with schoolwork and family.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Court Shields TikTok From Liability in ‘Blackout Challenge’ Death of 10-Year-Old Girl Under Section 230

On Tuesday, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of TikTok, citing Section 230 in their ruling which shields the social media platform from liability in the case of a young girl who died after participating in the “Blackout Challenge.”

In December of 2021, ten-year-old Nylah Anderson attempted the viral Blackout Challenge which had been spreading across the social media platform.

The Blackout Challenge has users video themselves attempting to strangle themselves with household items.

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

Democrats Don’t Want Federal Employees to Have to Come to Work

by Daniel Greenfield

The pandemic divided Americans into two classes: those who could work from home and those who could not. Federal government employees were members of the privileged class.

And they don’t want that to change.

During the pandemic, over 90% of the EPA, USAID, the Department of Education and, ironically, the Department of Labor, were ‘working’ online.

The utility of federal agencies could roughly be measured by whether their employees were mostly showing up to work, the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, or were permanently out to lunch like the Department of Housing and Urban Development which did the vast majority of its work over the internet.

While the pandemic is over, the privilege of the political pajama class isn’t…

           — Hat tip: Daniel Greenfield [Return to headlines]
 

Democrat Blows Whistle on Alleged Ballot Harvesting Scheme, Florida Opens Criminal Probe

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new election crimes unit has recommended state police open a full criminal investigation into a Democrat whistleblower’s detailed complaint of a long-running, widespread ballot harvesting operation in the African-American communities in politically important central Florida.

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

Donald Trump’s Request to Keep Tax Returns From Congress Denied by Appeals Court

A federal appeals court rejected former President Donald Trump’s latest effort to block the release of his tax returns to Congress.

Trump can still appeal the case to the Supreme Court.

The House Ways and Means Committee first requested six years of Trump’s tax returns in 2019, but then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied the effort.

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

Elon Musk Now in Charge of Twitter, CEO and CFO Have Left, Sources Say

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is now in charge of Twitter, CNBC has learned.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and finance chief Ned Segal have left the company’s San Francisco headquarters and will not be returning, sources said.

Musk had until Friday to complete his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter or face a court battle with the company.

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

Family Details Horrific Abuse at Hands of Female ISIS Leader as Judge Weighs 20-Year Sentencing

Family members of a convicted ISIS battalion leader detailed extensive physical and sexual abuse as a judge weighs sentencing, according to a court filing.

Kansas native Allison Fluke-Ekren, 42, faces a possible 20-year sentence for her crimes, which include providing material support to Islamic State. She pleaded guilty to terrorism charges after admitting she led the Khatiba Nusaybah, an all-female battalion of the Islamic State comprised of around 100 women and girls.

The Khatiba Nusaybah includes some members as young as 10, who learn to use automatic weapons, grenades and suicide belts.

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

Georgia Supreme Court Allows Residents to Sue to Keep Confederate Statues

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that residents may sue county governments for removing Confederate monuments, but people who do not live in the county do not have the standing to sue.

The court on Tuesday upheld an appeals court dismissal of lawsuits filed by Sons of Confederate Veterans against Newton and Henry counties because the group lacked standing — because its members do not live in the community.

However, the court upheld the case brought by Newton County resident T. Davis Humphries, who sued after her county voted in 2020 to remove a Confederate statue.

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

GOP Rep: ‘Cabal of Unelected Elitists, Including Obama, Is in Control of America’

Republican Congressman Ralph Norman declared Wednesday that everyone knows Joe Biden isn’t in charge of anything, and that in reality there is a secretive cabal of elitists that are running America.

Appearing on Real America’s Voice, Norman was asked about the possibility of impeaching Biden over wide open borders.

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

House Republicans Release Evidence Suggesting Hunter Biden Compromised by China

House Republicans on Thursday released evidence that Chinese intelligence may have compromised first son Hunter Biden via one associate connected to the sale of natural gas reserves to China.

“Documents obtained by Committee Republicans reveal Hunter Biden’s business partner and close personal associate was linked to the Communist Party of China (CCP), her employer before the Biden family,” said Kentucky Republican Rep. James Comer.

“JiaQi ‘Jackie’ Bao provided Hunter insight into purchasing liquefied natural gas reserves in the United States to sell to China, had access to the Biden family’s financial information, and liaised with CCP-affiliated agents on the Bidens,” Comer continued.

Bao, Comer asserts, later encouraged then-former Vice President Joe Biden to seek the nation’s highest office and advised the campaign on matters involving the communist regime.

In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Comer warned, “[c]ommittee Republicans are concerned Hunter Biden may have been compromised by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and foreign intelligence services.”

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

Man Justified in Killing 2 Men Outside Bucks Co. Restaurant, DA Says

After interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence and reviewing surveillance footage both inside and outside the restaurant, investigators determined the 21-year-old man’s use of deadly force was justified.

An Army reservist who shot and killed two men who were attacking him outside a Bucks County restaurant was justified, officials announced Thursday.

The 21-year-old man and a friend were returning to his car on the night of Oct. 7 after leaving the Steam Pub restaurant along the 600 block of Second Street Pike in Upper Southampton Township when a group of men gathered near his vehicle and attacked him, Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said.

Three men, later identified by police as Steven Panebianco, 30, of Bensalem, Raymond Farrell, 28, of Philadelphia, and Michael Michell, 24, of Philadelphia, repeatedly punched and struck the 21-year-old man in the face and head, knocking him to the ground, according to investigators. When the man tried to get into his car, one of the attackers pulled him out. The 21-year-old man’s friend was also attacked but managed to escape and ran to get help, investigators said.

The 21-year-old man then reached for and grabbed a gun that was between the driver’s seat and the center console of the car. Investigators said the man warned his attackers that he had a gun and told them to stop.

As the attack continued, the 21-year-old man opened fire, killing Panebianco and Farrell, investigators said.

The 21-year-old man then immediately called 911 and told dispatchers he had shot a group of men who attacked him. Upper Township Police and medics then arrived at the scene and found the bodies of Panebianco and Farrell.

A 24-year-old Philadelphia man was also shot during the incident. He was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Musk Reassures Advertisers: Twitter “Will Not Become a Free-for-All Hellscape”

As the moment of peak crisis arrives for the left, losing control of the narrative-management tool known as Twitter, there are stories (for example, here at Bloomberg) running rife citing no sources at all while claiming that advertisers are nervous of the nazi, child pron, hate-speech that will inevitably return to the social media platform now that the richest man in the world is in charge.

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

Prosecutors Take Charge of Probe Into Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ Shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A sheriff’s department submitted on Thursday its investigative findings to prosecutors in the death of a cinematographer shot and killed by Alec Baldwin on a film set in New Mexico in October 2021.

Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office spokesman Juan Ríos said that two binders of information were turned over to the Santa Fe-based district attorney’s office, without setting forth any recommendations about possible criminal charges.

He said the case file outlines all the evidence collected, including investigative interviews and forensic analysis of physical evidence by the FBI. District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said through a spokeswoman that investigators and prosecutors will now begin a thorough review to make a timely decision about whether to bring charges, without mention of specific deadlines.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died shortly after being wounded by a gunshot during setup for a scene in the western movie “Rust” at a filmset ranch on the outskirts of Santa Fe on Oct. 21, 2021. Baldwin was pointing a pistol at Hutchins when the gun went off, killing her and wounding the director, Joel Souza.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

San Diego Resident Sentenced to 20 Years for Funding ISIS Terrorist Activities in Syria

A Canadian national and former resident of San Diego, California, was sentenced in federal court today to 20 years in prison, followed by 36 months of supervised release, for conspiring with others to provide material support to terrorists engaged in violent activities such as murder, kidnapping and maiming of persons in Syria.

According to court documents, Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi, 37, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada provided both money and personnel to support the violent jihadist activities of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a foreign terrorist organization. From November 2013 through March 2014, Abdullahi encouraged, aided and financially assisted six North American nationals in traveling to Syria, where they joined ISIS and engaged in armed battles to gain control of the territories and civilian populations within Syria. These six individuals included his three cousins from Edmonton, Canada, an 18-year-old cousin from Minneapolis, as well as San Diego resident Douglas McAuthur McCain.

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

Trump Was Right on TikTok, Top Democrat Senator Admits

Authored by Victoria Kelly-Clark via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

One of the Democratic Party’s leading figures, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who is head of the United States Senate intelligence committee, has said former President Donald Trump was right when it came to the security risks around the Chinese-owned TikTok.

“This is not something you would normally hear me say, but Donald Trump was right on TikTok years ago,” said Warner during a visit to Australia, reported The Sydney Moring Herald on Oct. 25.

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

Video: Biden Mocks Reporters for Trying to Ask Him Questions

Video emerged Wednesday of Joe Biden mocking reporters at the White House for attempting to ask him questions as he once again refused to answer any, and as his handlers screamed at the correspondents to get out of the room.

Bloomberg News reporter Nancy Cook tweeted that “The Biden WH seems *particularly intent* on the press not asking any q’s of POTUS 14 days out from the midterms, w/WH aides screaming in the faces of reporters who try to ask Biden q’s following each event today.”

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

Wisconsin Judge Refuses to Allow Mail-in Ballots With Partial Addresses to be Counted in Win for GOP

A Wisconsin judge has rejected a request from the state’s League of Women Voters to allow election officials to count absentee ballots with incomplete witness addresses.

Dane County Circuit Judge Nia Trammell on Wednesday said the group’s request for a temporary injunction “would upend the status quo and not preserve it” and “frustrate the electoral process by causing confusion” less than two weeks before Election Day, CBS News reported.

The Republican-controlled state Legislature, which intervened in the case, welcomed the judge’s ruling.

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

Breaking: Could the ‘Targeted Attack on Emergency Vehicles’ In Smithers, B.C. Be Related to Eco-Terrorism?

At around 4:30 am yesterday morning, a suspicious fire engulfed emergency vehicles that were parked at the Sunshine Inn Hotel in northwestern B.C.’s Smithers.

The fire, which RCMP just confirmed “appears to have been a targeted attack on emergency services vehicles,” significantly damaged four RCMP vehicles, one B.C. ambulance, and three other vehicles before it was contained by first responders.

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

Canadians Visited Food Banks 1.5 Million Times in March

Canadians are visiting food banks at record levels, an annual report by Food Banks Canada reveals.

After looking at over 4,750 food banks across the country, researchers found that Canadians visited food banks 1.5 million times in March — a 15% increase compared to 2021.

Food Banks Canada CEO Kirstin Beardsley and Board Chair John Bayliss said that the situation is unprecedented.

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

Convoy Lawyer Wants CBC to Testify at Emergencies Act Hearings

Throughout the Freedom Convoy, Canada’s state broadcaster and other legacy media outlets ran several negative and false stories about the peaceful protest.

In fact, the Trudeau government used reports from the legacy media to justify its use of the never-before-used Emergencies Act to quash the convoy.

This is why lawyers are demanding that CBC President & CEO Catherine Tait testify before the Public Order Emergency Commission.

True North’s Elie Cantin-Nantel discussed the matter with Convoy lawyer Eva Chipiuk.

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

Day 11 Recap of Emergencies Act Hearings

Lucki considered bringing in the military

On Day 11 of the Emergencies Act hearings, disclosed text messages reveal that RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki considered calling in members of the military to wear RCMP uniforms and act as unarmed cops against Freedom Convoy protesters.

Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Thomas Carrique testified today that he was on the receiving end of Lucki’s message to have Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) soldiers brought in to hold protest areas after they had been cleared.

Lucki’s message to Carrique on the 13th reads, “I was thinking we use CAF but in our uniforms as unarmed Auxiliaries or Spl. Csts. to supplement us in teams.”

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

Premier Smith Will Pull Out Federal Programs That Aren’t in Alberta’s Best Interest

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has announced her government will pull out of new federal programs or avoid federal consultations that aren’t in Alberta’s best interests.

The premier published a letter to her cabinet on Thursday outlining strategies to move forward on consultations with the federal government. As premier, Smith said she must ensure Alberta’s freedoms and interests are protected from federal institutions.

“There may be cases where Alberta will seek to opt out of new federal program if they aren’t in Alberta’s best interest,” she wrote.

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

Public Order Commission Documents Reveal the Threat to Take Truckers’ Kids Came From Trudeau’s Inner Circle

The announcement that Ottawa police would be alerting child welfare about children inside the nearly four-week-long Freedom Convoy protest in the nation’s capital was made in an afternoon press conference by former Interim Chief Steve Bell on February 8, 2022.

Lawyer for the convoy demonstrators, Brendan Miller, pushed Bell at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa this week for details on where the idea to seize the children from the anti-covid mandate truckers came from. It’s widely believed to have been crafted by strategic communications firm Navigator. Children’s Aid has denied being privy to a scheme to confiscate children.

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

RCMP Arrests Two Canadians, Charging One With Terror-Related Offenses Following Repatriation From Syrian Detention Camp

Authorities have arrested two Canadian women and charged one with terror-related offenses after the federal government repatriated them from an ISIS detention camp in Syria.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested Oumaima Chouay Tuesday night at the Montréal-Trudeau airport as she arrived in Canada. The second woman, Canadian Kimberly Polman, was arrested after arriving in Montreal Wednesday morning, CBC reported.

Oumaima Chouay, 27, faces four charges, including leaving Canada to participate in the activity of a terrorist group, participation in the activity of a terrorist group, providing property or services for terrorism purposes, and conspiracy to participate in the activity of a terrorist group.

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

Trudeau’s Disinformation Czar is Trying to Shut Down Rebel News — We’re Fighting Back

On last night’s episode of the Ezra Levant Show, Ezra provided an update on University of Calgary professor Jean-Christophe Boucher’s attempt to silence Rebel News. Boucher is essentially Justin Trudeau’s disinformation czar, and has accused Rebel News of spreading Russian propaganda.

As stated by Ezra, “Trudeau’s disinformation czar threatened to sue us. So we’ve sued him. I’m suing Trudeau’s disinformation czar. I filed the lawsuit in court in Calgary. You can see it for yourself at SaveRebelNews.com. Please go there, because this is a real David vs. Goliath fight and I need your help.

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Austria Gets Its First Digital ID in the Form of a Driver’s License App

Austrians can now generate mobile driving licenses (mDLs) on their smartphones, the federal ministry of Internal Affairs announced.

To generate the mDL, Austrians are required to download the eID smartphone app, register for a digital ID then upload their physical driving license. The announcement did not clarify why fingerprint or face recognition is required.

“ID Austria has not only developed a state-of-the-art proof of identity, it is also an important contribution to cyber security in Austria,” said Minister for Interior Gerhard Karner, to Biometric Update, during the launch.

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Children More Likely to be Hospitalized After COVID Shots Than Natural Infection, German Health Data Shows

Are parents being given adequate information to make a risk versus benefit choice when deciding to vaccinate their young children against an infection that is mostly benign in this age group?

Data continues to be collected that shows the controversially authorized COVID-19 mRNA injections are risky, especially to children, as per German health data.

In a retrospective study, the authors compared electronically collected post-vaccination adverse events of Pfizer’s BNT162b2 COVID-19 mRNA vaccine with other, traditionally approved childhood vaccines in children younger than five years of age.

The observational study was neither planned nor initiated before vaccination and collected data based on a German electronic registration database.

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EU Worried About Risk of Weapons Smuggling From Ukraine War

European Commissioner Ylva Johansson has outlined the European Union’s plan to stop the flow of arms from the Ukrainian conflict from ending up in the hands of criminals in member states.

Johansson, whops serves as EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, said the EU was better prepared to combat illegal arms trafficking than in previous years when weapons had been smuggled out of the former Yugoslav states and ended up in the hands of criminals across the continent.

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Germany: Kids Forced to Eat Vegetarian School Lunches in Freiburg After Meat Gets Cancelled, Move Sparks Fury Among Parents Who Have to Pay Even More for Meals

Staring next school year, children in municipal daycare centers and elementary schools in the German city of Freiburg will only be able to eat vegetarian food and also have to pay more for school meals, but not everyone is happy about the change.

The decision to enforce a strictly vegetarian diet on schoolchildren came after a vote by the municipal council of the southern Baden city on Tuesday evening.

Instead of two menus, there will only be one in the future and it will be vegetarian, despite a price increase of 90 cents, prompting clashes between parents and politicians.

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Germany: Hamburg Man Fined €4,000 for Displaying Pro-Russian Z Symbol

A 62-year-old Hamburg resident must pay a fine of €4,000 for allegedly publicly endorsing Russia’s war in Ukraine, according to a decision from the Hamburg Regional Court on Tuesday.

The man had drawn a large “Z” on an A4 sheet of paper and hung it in his car, according to a report from NDR.

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Hungary Says Nuclear Energy is Vital to the Country’s Industry and Independence

The Hungarian government has been fighting hard in recent years to end Brussels’ efforts to shut down the nuclear energy industry, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjartó said in the United States at a conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He stressed that the Paks nuclear energy plant expansion is a matter of urgency for Hungary’s security and competitiveness.

“Work is underway and the government plans to start pouring concrete next November; Paks-2 will be completed by 2030,” Szijjartó said at a ministerial meeting of the IAEA in Washington.

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Meanwhile in Europe: Man Jailed for Three Years Over Killing Violent Home Invader

A 21-year-old man has been jailed for manslaughter in progressive Ireland after he killed a violent home invader as a teenager.

Dean Kerrie has been sentenced to three and a half years behind bars, with one further year suspended, after being found guilty of manslaughter.

The sentencing has generated significant controversy both in Ireland and abroad, with one local publication branding the decision to jail the man — who was only 17 at the time of the incident — as disgraceful.

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Netherlands: ‘More and More Desperate Measures’: Climate Protesters Target Another Priceless Artwork

A climate activist glued his head to the glass protecting Johannes Vermeer’s world-famous painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring” at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague on Thursday while a second glued his hand to the panel holding the work.

In France, confrontational climate protests also took place on Thursday when activists forced their way into a Climate Finance Day meeting in the former French stock exchange to protest the investments of French bank BNP Paribas in the fossil fuel industry. Outside the building activists threw smoke bombs and poured black paint on the steps of the historic building, symbolising oil and gas — two fossil fuels the bank is accused of financing.

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Orban Slams Germany’s Left-Wing Parties, Praises Hungarian Ideology, And Insists Country is Open and Welcoming to Western Refugees Sick of Multiculturalism

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban recently sat down for an interview with Budapester Zeitung, a German-language Hungarian newspaper. In the wide-ranging talk, Orban discussed among other topics his recent work visit to Berlin, the state of ongoing German-Hungarian relations, and the future of Western Europe’s identity.

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Residents Push Back After Oxford, England Proposes Dystopian Surveillance System That Limits Driving

If the city goes through with plans, motorists might need special permits and open themselves up to more surveillance to drive through Oxford, England. The Oxfordshire County Council is considering giving permits to households that only allow them to drive through the city for 100 days per year per vehicle.

To implement the plan, ANPR (automatic number plate readers) cameras will be installed at “traffic filter” locations across the city.

Private cars will not be allowed across the filters without a permit. All other vehicles, including coaches, buses, vans, taxis, mopeds, HGVs, and motorbikes will be allowed through traffic filters at all times.

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Sweden: Police Arrest Five Youths in the Middle of Raping Woman in Malmö Park

Police on patrol in the multicultural city of Malmo caught and arrested five youths, four of them minors, as the mob was raping a woman in a public park.

The police were out on patrol on Saturday evening at around 11 pm when they came across a group of five youths in the Kungsparken in central Malmö who appeared to be sexually abusing and raping a woman, in what has been termed as aggravated rape.

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The Netherlands Bypassing Sanctions on Russia

The Dutch government has granted 91 permits exempting businesses from implementing EU sanctions on Russia, media outlet RTL Nieuws reported on Monday, citing state institutions.

According to the outlet, officials did not reveal the names of the companies involved, the value of the transactions which were exempted, and the business sectors concerned.

The information was “company-sensitive,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told RTL. The Ministry, along with its counterparts in Economic Affairs, Finance, Infrastructure, and Education, were allowed to grant exemptions to sanctions to “allow a degree of flexibility in specific cases,” the unnamed spokesperson said.

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UK: Ilford Triple Shooting: Two Men Shot Dead Named by Police

Two men who were shot dead in what police described as “an unspeakable act of extreme violence” have been named.

Saydi Abu Sheikh, 23, and Zakariya Jeilani Mohamed, 32, were killed in Henley Road, Ilford, just after midnight on Tuesday morning.

A third man, who was also shot at the scene, remains in hospital in a life-threatening condition.

Appealing for information, the Met Police said the perpetrators should not be “protected by a wall of silence”.

Armed police were called to reports of a fight and shots being fired in the area at 00:16 BST.

One local resident said he called 999 during the “commotion”, and described seeing multiple men wearing balaclavas.

The Met said officers were “working around the clock to find those responsible”, but no arrests had been made.

Detectives added that a car linked to the shooting had been recovered nearby in Ronnie Lane.

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UK: Kanye West Wax Statue Banished by Madame Tussauds

A wax statue of Kanye West that previously graced London’s famous waxwork museum Madame Tussauds was banished to a back room Wednesday, never to be seen again.

The banishing comes after the billionaire rapper posted antisemitic remarks on his Twitter account and a growing list of companies moved to end their commercial relationship with him.

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UK’s Green Net Zero Plans Pose ‘Critical Risk’ To National Security — Report

The UK government’s Net Zero green agenda plans risk exposing the country to “critical risk”, a report drafted by MPs has claimed.

According to the report by the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy (JCNSS), Britain risks being exposed to “critical risks” regarding both energy and national security as a result of the UK government’s Net Zero green agenda.

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US Urging EU to Transfer More Money to Kiev — for US Weapons

It is a remarkable business model that sheds light on the interests involved in the Ukraine war. The winner is once again the US, which can look forward to gigantic profits — and the Europeans, especially Germany, are paying the costs.

In the United States, voices have recently been raised calling for Europeans to make greater financial commitments to Ukraine. The background to this is a triangular deal, hidden from the public, which generates billions in profits flowing into the coffers of the US armaments industry. In essence, it is about the Ukraine receiving masses of weapons from the West — not for free, but on leasing terms. And the Europeans pay for the leasing costs, mostly to the US defense industry.

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‘We Won’t Let Winter Bring Us Down’ — Polish Conservative Leader Rejects Fears Over Coal Shortages

The Polish government is ready for the winter and the opposition’s “hopes” that the country will not be able to cope with shortages of coal will not materialize, the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski told a rally in the city of Radom in central Poland on Wednesday.

He admitted that the refusal of some local governments to help with the distribution of coal was a problem but believes there will not be any shortage of coal, only isolated instances which would quickly be addressed.

Speaking in a city run by a pro-opposition mayor, Kaczynski attacked local government leaders who according to him were behaving “as if they were not part of the state, and even against the state.” He hinted that the opposition mayors were hoping the government could be brought down by a difficult winter.

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‘Live Fire Used Again’ as Iran Protests Swell

Three demonstrators have been killed during clashes with Iranian security forces in the western town of Mahabad, state media has reported.

The protesters reportedly targeted government buildings after attending the memorial ceremony of a man killed during unrest in the country.

Security forces also reportedly opened fire at a cemetery near Khorramabad.

Rights group Amnesty International says security forces have killed eight people since Wednesday.

Unrest has rocked the country since Mahsa Amini died in police custody 40 days ago after allegedly wearing her Islamic headscarf “improperly”.

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Ukraine War: Grain Deal; Kherson Battle Looms; And Russia Could Target Commercial Satellites

Here are the latest news developments from Russia’s war in Ukraine.

1. Battle for Kherson looms

Ukrainian troops are holding out against repeated attacks by Russian forces in two eastern towns, Avdiivka and Bakhmut, while those on the southern front are poised to battle for the strategic Kherson region, which Russia appears to be reinforcing.

Radio intercepts indicated freshly mobilised recruits had been sent to the front and Russian forces were firmly dug in.

Meanwhile, the Russian-appointed Kherson regional government said it had re-based to the left bank of the Dnipro, Russia’s RIA news agency reported, as forces brace for an increase in fighting.

Russia has been evacuating civilians on the west bank but says it has no plans to pull out its troops.

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World Faces Most Dangerous Decade Since WW2 — Putin

The world faces “probably the most dangerous” decade since the end of World War Two, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned.

In a wide-ranging speech on Thursday, he sought to justify Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a move that has left his country internationally isolated.

Mr Putin also accused the West of nuclear blackmail against Russia to force allies to turn away from Moscow.

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A Hindu Girl Fighting for Life After Mentally Tortured & Raped for a Week by a ‘Peace Lover’ In Bangladesh

Upama das | HENB | Dhaka | Oct 26, 2022:: A career finding girl aspirant was abducted and raped in Bhandaria upazila of Pirojpur district in Bangladesh. Iti Rani Mistry, daughter of Shudhangsu Mistry, was detained and physically and mentally tortured for eight days by a fanatic Muslim named Mohammad Bashir Munshi. Later, the unconscious girl was rescued with the help of locals. Currently, the victim, a Hindu minority, is under treatment at Bhandaria Hospital in critical condition.

According to the local media reports, Ms. Iti Rani Mistry is the daughter of Shudhangsu Mistry, a resident of Bhandaria upazila of Pirojpur district. On October 11, she went missing at around 2 pm on her way home from an examination. After 8 long days, the victim was rescued with serious injuries on October 19, 2022, with the help of some local people.

After that, the victim Hindu girl, was admitted to the Bhandaria Upazila Health Complex. The doctor on duty said that Iti Rani’s condition is very critical. She was reportedly drugged, subjected to severe physical and mental torture, and was raped several times by the pervert accused.

The local police have not yet arrested the accused, Mohammad Bashir Munsi, in this incident. People of the local Hindu community strongly condemned the incident and demanded exemplary punishment of the accused, Mohammad Bashir Munsi.

Previously, a Hindu girl was brutally raped and killed by several Muslim boys in Bangladesh. The victim, Popi Sarkar (11), was the daughter of Digendra Sarkar of the Panjarai area of Nabiganj Upazila of Habiganj district. On September 27, her body was recovered from the Sultanpur area of Prithimpasha union of Nabiganj Upazila, with a veil tied around her neck.[1]. [2]

In Islamic Bangladesh, minority Hindus are treated as ‘animal class’ citizen in many places under the whip of Sharia people and Jihadi extremists. Many of the fanatic and pervert people in Islamic Bangladesh treat Hindu girls and women as the apparatus for sexual pleasure according to their Holy Book.

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Attack on Diwali in Pakistan by Alleged Islamists

“We can’t celebrate Diwali or Holi.send us to India, or let us die” — Islamists fire on Sindhi Hindu homes on Diwali night.

Monoj Gupta | CNN-News 18 Online | New Delhi | Oct 26, 2022:: Hindus were targeted for celebrating Diwali in Tando Allahyar district of Pakistan’s Sindh province, CNN-News18 has learnt.

On Monday night, unknown miscreants opened fire on a Hindu community gathering in the area engaged in festivities.

No casualties were reported but the attack has created chaos and insecurity in the Hindu community of the area, said sources.

The police have not registered an FIR yet against the miscreants (Muslim mullahs) over the firing incident, they added…

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China ‘No Longer Deserves Benefit of the Doubt’: Bombshell Senate Report Concludes That COVID ‘Most Likely’ Leaked From Lab — as Lawmakers Point the Finger at Beijing

Policymakers said ‘substantial’ evidence pointing to a lab leak in China has emerged while evidence for a natural spillover ‘is missing’.

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China Recruiting British Fighter Pilots Through South African Firm

A video relayed on Twitter in April offers a rare glimpse into China’s very discreet recruitment of Western pilots as it prepares for a potential conflict with the United States in the Taiwan Strait. “The instructor” betrayed a French accent in the snippets of these pilots flying somewhere in China.

French daily Le Figaro was able to confirm that it was indeed a veteran former French air force officer who ejected with his Chinese “student” after a JL-10 fighter crash: A “mercenary” recruited at great cost to accelerate the training of Chinese pilots and teach them the tactics used by NATO air forces.

This aggressive recruitment campaign continues, as revealed by the exclusive testimony of a former naval aviator who was recently approached via a South African-based company known as the Test Flying Academy of South Africa. South Africa is part of the BRICS+ nations together with China.

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Japan Steps Up Its Digital ID Push, Tells Public They May Lose Health Insurance if They Don’t Sign Up

There is a discernible and forceful push in many countries toward digitization and switching citizens’ key sensitive personal and financial data from “analog doldrums” to government-controlled (and easily accessible by multiple agencies) centralized databases.

Somewhat telling of how important this task is for those in power, is the fact they are increasingly either pulling all the stops or threatening to, prodding a reluctant population in the desired direction.

In Japan, those who are unsure about signing up for digital IDs — and reports say, those are many — are being told they risk losing their public health insurance, AP writes.

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Senate Report Details ‘Substantial Evidence’ COVID-19 Came From Wuhan Lab

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Minority oversight staff on Thursday released an interim report asserting that the “Senate report details ‘substantial evidence’ supporting the theory that the COVID-19 pandemic originated as the result of a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).

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US Ready to Protect Asian Allies With Nukes, Biden Official Says in Tokyo

It’s a hugely alarming scenario when world leaders and government officials representing nuclear-armed superpowers appear to increasingly be spouting nuclear rhetoric and warnings in an almost casual manner.

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Tuesday said Washington is ready to protect its Asian allies using nukes if they came under attack, spelling out the US would deploy its “nuclear, conventional and missile defense.”

Washington “will use the full range of US defense capabilities to defend our allies, including nuclear, conventional and missile defense capabilities,” the deputy secretary told a Tuesday meeting with South Korean and Japanese officials, ahead of a series of talks this week. She hailed America’s commitment to defense of Seoul and Tokyo as “ironclad”.

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Player Reveals Death Threats for Not Wearing Pride Jersey

One of the players at the centre of the Manly Sea Eagles jersey saga has revealed he received death threats when he refused to wear the gay Pride uniform.

Josh Aloiai, who spoke to journalists for the first time this week about his role in the jumper fiasco, insisted he would refuse to wear a similar jersey again next season.

“(We received) death threats, my family got threats, I got threats about my son,” he said.

“You should never be put in a situation where your religious views or cultural views and beliefs conflict with your job.”

Aloiai was one of seven Manly players who preferred to sit out the club’s crucial game against the Sydney Roosters earlier this year rather than wear a rainbow-themed jersey.

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Report Reveals Atagi Didn’t Know of Heart Risks Until Five Months After Approving Vaccines for Use

Covid vaccines were approved in Australia five months before health authorities knew about the heightened risk of myocarditis, it has been reported.

The revelation raises new questions over the appropriateness of Australia’s vaccine mandates considering the risks associated with the vaccines.

An updated document published by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) reveals the health body was unaware of the side effect until May 2021.

But the vaccine was provisionally approved for use on January 25, 2021 — almost five months prior.

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See the Happy Snap That’s Sparked a Major Internal Paramedics Probe — But Can You Spot What’s Upsetting Their Woke Bosses?

A Facebook post showing an all-male group of NSW elite paramedic recruits has sparked an internal investigation over whether the team has a gender diversity problem.

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Trailer: C40 World Mayors Summit

The C40 World Mayors Summit kicked-off in Buenos Aires, Argentina last week and Rebel News reporters Katie Daviscourt and Lincoln Jay travelled to Argentina to challenge global politicians and their insidious plans to implement identical policies in order to transition their cities into net-zero green economies.

Acting under the guise of the “climate crisis,” global mayors entered a pact called C40 Cities whose mission is to “halve the emissions of its member cities within a decade, while improving equity, building resilience, and creating the conditions for everyone, everywhere to thrive.”

This group of globalists cannot achieve their goals without an insane undemocratic power grab, and according to C40 Cities’ most recent report, they want to control the food supply, air travel, private vehicles, and the private energy sector.

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Border Force and RNLI Vessels Rescue at Least 100 Migrants From Small Boats Trying to Cross the English Channel in Rough Seas After Rishi Sunak Pledged to Cut Number of Migrants Entering UK

At least 100 migrants were rescued from small boats trying to cross the English Channel in rough seas this morning.

People were brought into the safety of the harbour at Dover, Kent with more expected to be brought in throughout the day.

Around 40 came ashore from the Border Force vessel Volunteer.

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Britain Spending Almost £7 Million a Day on Hotels for Asylum Seekers

The British government is currently spending £6.8 million (€7.84 million) a day on housing prospective asylum seekers and Afghan nationals in hotels across the country, the Home Affairs Select Committee learned on Wednesday.

Hearing testimony from Home Office staff and border chiefs, U.K. lawmakers sitting on the parliamentary committee were briefed that over 38,000 prospective asylum seekers had landed in Britain via the English Channel in 936 small boats so far this year, while a further 28,000 crossing attempts had been thwarted by French authorities.

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Census Counts 1.8 Million More Illegal Immigrants Living in U.S. Under Biden

There are now 1.8 million more illegal immigrants living in the United States since President Joe Biden took office, census data reveals.

In total, the immigrant population, legal and illegal, has increased by 2.9 million since January 2021, according to the Washington Times. The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that 47.9 million immigrants, legal or otherwise, currently reside in the United States, comprising 14.6% of the population.

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Elderly Couple Attacked at Home by Migrant Who Arrived in France Days Earlier

An African migrant was convicted of breaking into a residence in France and attacking an elderly couple just days after he illegally entered the country, according to reports.

The harrowing incident unfolded in the early hours of Saturday morning in Brétigny-sur-Orge, a commune in the suburbs of Paris.

A 68-year-old woman had fallen asleep on a couch in her home while her husband was in their bedroom upstairs.

Suddenly, at around 4 a.m., the man heard a disturbance on the floor below, Le Parisien reports.

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Father Could Face Up to 10 Years in Prison for Beating African Migrant Accused of Sexually Assaulting His 6-Year-Old Daughter in French City of Roanne

The father of the 6-year-old girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 16-year-old “unaccompanied” Guinean migrant in the French city of Roanne is now under investigation for violence against the alleged assailant. If charged, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

The 16-year-old migrant is suspected of entering the family home on Friday and proceeding to sexually assault a six-year-old child. The mother was alerted to the migrant teenager’s presence due to moaning and other noises the mother heard coming from their 6-year-old daughter’s room. The mother, who was feeding the family’s baby at the time, opened the door and saw the teenager molesting their daughter, at which point the mother began screaming. The migrant then fled the house. It is unclear how he entered the room, whether through a window or by other means.

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Growing Number of Migrants Attempt to Breach Polish Border From Belarus

Eighty foreigners tried to cross the border from Belarus into Poland on Tuesday and 73 on Wednesday, stated the Polish Border Guard. Additionally, eight human traffickers involved in transporting migrants were detained while illegally crossing the border.

The Polish Border Guard reported on Twitter that individuals who tried to cross the border included citizens from Sudan, Iran, Cameroon, and Congo along with other nationalities. Other individuals arrived at the border barrier and then withdrew back to Belarus.

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Islamic State Brides Head to Australia: Four Women and Their 13 Kids Are Evacuated From Syrian Refugee Camp for is Families — and Will Touch Down in Sydney Soon

Four ISIS brides and their 13 children are on their way back to Australia from a refugee camp for IS families in Syria.

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Macron Says Half the Crimes in France Are Committed by Foreigners

French President Emmanuel Macron admits that half the crimes committed in Paris are the work of foreigners during an interview yesterday on the France 2 television channel.

“Yes, when we look at delinquency in Paris, we can see that half of the delinquent acts come from foreigners in an irregular situation or awaiting asylum approval,” said Macron.

However, Macron also said that despite the issue with immigration and insecurity, he sees no “existential” link between the two.

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The Real Reason Why Australia is Struggling to Find Workers as Foreigners Explain the Big Issue With Why They Never Want to Come Back

Australia is in the midst of a massive worker shortage causing chaos in several key industries that rely on overseas migrant workers. Foreigners who have refused to come back say there’s one reason why.

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UK Border Chief: Up to 2 Per Cent of the ‘Entire Adult Male Population of Albania’ Have Landed in UK by Boat

The boat migrant crisis in the English Channel has escalated to the point that up to two per cent of “the entire adult male population of Albania” have now landed in Britain, according to the top border official for crossings.

Dan O’Mahoney, whose post as Clandestine Channel Threat Commander was created in 2020 by then-Home Secretary Priti Patel as one of many initiatives intended to make it appear as though the Conservative government was actually doing something about the ever-worsening situation, made the comments to the Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons.

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UK: Infamous Rochdale Grooming Gang Rapists Finally Set to be Deported to Pakistan

Two members of the infamous Rochdale child rape grooming gang are reportedly finally set to be deported to their native Pakistan after years of taxpayer-funded appeals.

Following a seven year legal process, Adil Khan, 51, and Qari Abdul Rauf, 53, are allegedly set to be removed from the United Kingdom. The pair were convicted in 2012 on a slew of charges related to the sexual abuse of children as young as 12.

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Breaking: Project Veritas Video Reveals Mark Kelly Taking a Pro-Abortion Stance

Following a video from Project Veritas Action earlier this week revealing that campaign staffers for Democrat Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly were lying about his stance on abortion, an undercover journalist from Project Veritas Action caught up with Kelly to find out his exact stance on the matter.

“My position’s pretty clear,” Kelly told the undercover journalist, who had raised concerns with Kelly regarding a “very Catholic family” that he said, “they don’t know if they can get behind you on abortion.”

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Canada is Running Out of Doctors Who Are Willing to Perform Medically Assisted Suicides

Canada is running out of doctors who are willing to partake in the country’s euthanasia, a new report states. The report suggests that doctors who offer the procedure are limiting it to those for whom the law was originally made, like those at the end of life.

According to the authors, Canada faces a crisis in access to medically assisted suicides due to a dramatic rise in demand for the procedure that threaten to overwhelm the supply of “willing and able providers.”

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Dem Congressman Says Arming Ukraine is About Protecting Woke Values

Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin has issued a statement saying ongoing military aid to Ukraine is essential because Russia is mean to gay and transgender people.

Yes, really.

Raskin released the statement after 30 “progressive” Democrats watered down their call for peace talks in a letter to Joe Biden.

Raskin (D-MD) is apparently concerned that any slide in support for Ukraine represents an abandonment of woke values

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Disney Goes Big With Its First-Ever Plus-Sized Heroine

In the past, people have criticized Disney for creating female characters with unnaturally tiny figures.

Because of the growing body-positive movement, thanks to artists like Lizzo, Disney will include its first-ever plus-sized heroine in a short film.

According to Daily Mail, the heroine is a full-figured ballet dancer who suffers from body dysmorphia.

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NHS Warning: Many “Trans” Kids Merely Going Through a “Phase”

In what may be a watershed moment in Western society’s approach to purportedly transgendered children, the UK’s National Health Service is now warning that such feelings “may be a transient phase, particularly for pre-pubertal children.”

The NHS points to “scarce and inconclusive evidence to support clinical decision making…and a lack of evidence to support families in making informed decisions about interventions that may have life-long consequences.”

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Scotland Passes First Stage of Transgender Reform Bill, Advancing Transgender Privileges

The first stage of Scotland’s gender reform bill, which will allow transgender-identifying people to legally change their gender on demand, has passed with an overwhelming majority of votes.

The gender reform bill passed the first stage by 88 votes to 33. Four members of the Scottish parliament abstained from voting.

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The Truth About Eco Warriors

Just Stop Oil, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, is literally funded by billionaires.

They’re shock troops for globalist technocrats pushing for the same ‘net zero’ agenda.

They’re the ultimate creature of the establishment.

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UK: University of York Gives Students a Random Code Instead of a Name-Based Email to be “Inclusive, “ Avoid “Offense”

The University of York in England traditionally used the first letters of students’ and staff’s first name and last name to generate official emails and usernames. It has changed the practice and is now using random letters and numbers to identify students to be “more inclusive.”

The move has been criticized by Free Speech Union founder Toby Young: “This seems like a parody of political correctness gone mad; the sort of thing you’d expect to see in a Netflix series satirizing the ideological capture of universities by woke cultists.”

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2 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/27/2022

  1. So if I am reading the text with the right pair of glasses I understand the French are responsible for half of all crime in France. Since there are so many it would be more effective to target them for enforcement.

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