Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/7/2022

Secretary of Defense Lloyd “Face Shield” Austin has signed an order to rename all military bases that are currently named for Confederate Army figures. Well-known bases such as Fort Bragg and Fort Hood will be renamed to honor people who align more closely with American values, possibly including Trayvon Martin and George Floyd. Although those last two are pure speculation on my part.

In other news, the Uvalde School District in Texas has suspended its entire police force, due to its actions during the infamous Robb Elementary School massacre in May.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Food, Energy, Housing: True German Inflation is 56 Percent
» German Governement Furious as ‘Friendly Countries’ Charge ‘Astronomical Prices’ for Gas
» Stimulus Update: California Residents to Get Massive $1,050 Direct Payments Today
» SWIFT Announces “Breakthrough” in CBDC Experiments
» U.S. Adds 263,000 Jobs in September, But Smallest Gain in 17 Months Won’t Stop Fed Rate Hikes
 
USA
» “Shoot Him So He Looks Like Grated Cheese”: Florida Sheriff Offers Anti-Looter Advice
» AP Fabricates “Completely False Story” To Smear DeSantis, Then Deletes
» Appeals Court Backs Florida’s ‘Vaccine Passport’ Ban for Cruise Lines
» Biden’s Energy Policies and His ‘War on Oil’ Is Costing the US $100 Billion a Year in Lost Output, Conservative Group Research Finds
» Biden Torched Over Tone Deaf Corvette Tweet
» California Quietly Raises State Income Tax Rate to 14.4%
» CDC Report: Record Number of Kids Being Hospitalised Due to Weakened Immune Systems
» Defense Secretary Austin Orders Renaming of Military Bases With Confederate Ties
» Delaware Supreme Court Rules Universal Mail-in Voting Unconstitutional
» DeSantis vs. Newsom: Gas Prices Over $3 Lower in Florida
» Experts Say ‘Flawed’ Study Used to Justify Mask Mandate, $3 Million in Fines Levied at Church
» Google Goes After More Conservatives. Who’s Next?
» Horrific Video Shows Daycare Worker Terrifying Sobbing Toddlers With Halloween Mask
» Kanye Accuses Kushner of Sabotaging Trump
» Liberal Think Tank CEO: Bringing Jobs Back is Just Another Ploy to Help White Males
» Mike Pompeo Blasts Air Force Climate Plan That Would See Bases Operate at Net-Zero Emissions by Using ‘Ultra-Efficient’ Planes and Electric Cars: ‘China’s Air Force is Not Obsessing About Green Energy’
» Musk Bashes ‘Right Wing Echo Chamber’ Truth Social Amid Stalled Twitter Purchase
» NYPD IDs 4 Members of Gang as Subway Attack Suspects Dressed in Neon Green Bodysuits, All Have Rap Sheets
» Pentagon Classifies FBI, DOJ Drone Supplier as ‘Chinese Military Company’
» San Antonio Officer Fired After Shooting at Teen Sitting in McDonald’s Parking Lot Eating a Burger
» Sheriff Tells People “You Gotta Protect Yourself” As Illinois’ New Zero Cash Bail Law Goes Into Effect January 1
» The FBI is Sued for Withholding Facebook Censorship Records
» The Most Interesting Thing Kanye Said
» Trump Crushing Biden in 2024 Presidential Poll in Iowa
» Twitter Court Docs Reveal Elon Musk’s Ex-Wife Texted Him to ‘Please Do Something to Fight Woke-Ism’
» Update: Rekieta Law Reinstated on YouTube After Termination Following False Flagging by Angry Trans Activists
» Uvalde School District Suspends Police Force, Puts Top Officials on Leave
» Uvalde, Texas, School District Suspends Its Entire Police Department
 
Canada
» Canadian Government Has Allocated $105.3 Million to World Economic Forum Digital ID Partnership
» Ottawa Constable Pleads Guilty to Donating Money to the Freedom Convoy After Prosecution by Her Fellow Officers
 
Europe and the EU
» 23-Year-Old Woman ‘Euthanized’ Due to Mental ‘Trauma’ Over 2016 Brussel Airport Bombing
» Activists Want Social Media Platforms to Censor Spanish-Language “Misinformation”
» Almost 50 Brought Into Custody at Extinction Rebellion Finland Protest in Helsinki
» ‘Escalation of the War in Ukraine is Against Poland’s Interests,’ Warns Top Polish Editor
» ‘Europe is Bleeding’ While Russia Makes ‘Good Money,’ Hungarian PM Warns at European Community Meeting
» Exclusive U.S. Navy Jet Flew Across Baltic Hours After Nord Stream Burst
» Germany Set to Cave to Pressure Over EU-Wide Gas Purchasing and Price Cap Plan
» Netherlands: Farmers’ Activists Warn of Protests Against Compulsory Buyouts, Others Positive
» Norway Inspects Subsea Gas Pipeline After Nord Stream Blasts
» Sanctions War: British National Grid Warns Country Faces Rolling Blackouts Come Winter
» Shock Video: Teen Girl Attacked by Mob in Belgium
» Switzerland: Zurich University Locks Out Whites
» Turkey Suggests Sweden, Finland Can Join NATO Separately
» UK: Just Stop Oil Block Roads Around Westminster for Seventh Day
» UK: Sadiq Khan Hails ‘Good News’ That London Triple Stabbing Was ‘Not a Terror Attack’
» Watch: Activist Group Animal Rebellion Supporters Pour Out Bottles of Milk in Department Stores in UK
» While British ‘Conservatives’ Talk Up Tax Cuts, Stealth Taxes Are Hollowing Out Working Families
 
Balkans
» Serbian PM: EU Ban on Russian Oil May Cost Country ‘Millions of Euros’
 
Middle East
» Jamal Khashoggi vs. Marc Bennett: Whose Life Matters?
» Qatar’s Rules for Westerners Ahead of World Cup Are Illiberal and Ambiguous
» Turkey Summons Swedish Envoy Over ‘Insulting Content’ About Erdogan on TV -Anadolu
 
Russia
» ‘Gold Teeth’ Ukraine Recovered From ‘Russian Mini-Auschwitz Torture Chamber’ Were Actually From Village Dentist — Report
» Nobel Peace Prize to Activists From Belarus, Russia, Ukraine
» On Putin’s Birthday, the Nobel Peace Prize Honors His Enemies
» Russia Angered Over Poles and Czechs’ ‘Plan’ to Partition Kaliningrad
» Ukrainian Leader Volodymyr Zelensky Praises Australia for Sending Him ‘Heavy Weapons’ to Combat Vladimir Putin’s ‘Nuclear Blackmail’ As the War With Russia Threatens to Escalate
» Ukraine War: Kyiv and Washington Clarify Leaders’ Nuclear Remarks to Calm Fears
» Zelensky Calls for ‘Preventive Action’ Against Putin, Warns Not to Wait ‘For the Nuclear Strikes First’
 
South Asia
» Hindu Girls & Women Are Grossly Victimized in Islamic Pakistan. Landlords to Commoners All Are Enjoying it!
» VLC Creator Considers Suing India’s Government Over Website Blocking
 
Far East
» US Intelligence Warning: China Escalating Influence Operations
 
Latin America
» NAACP Leader Killed in Gang Shooting While Vacationing in Turks and Caicos
 
Immigration
» Breaking: Man Charged With Deadly Las Vegas Stabbing Attack is Illegal Immigrant With Criminal Record
» Czech PM: Turkey is the Key to Solving the Migration Crisis
» DC Council Takes First Step in Passing Bill to Let Illegal Migrants and Non-Citizens Vote in Local Elections — After #ANOTHER Bus of Migrants Were Dropped at Kamala’s Residence
» Migrants Sent to Martha’s Vineyard Have Left Shelter at Military Base for Alternative Housing, Other States
» Migrant Taxi NGOs Deliver Over 10,000 to Europe This Year So Far
» New York, Long Touted as ‘Sanctuary’ For Illegals, Declares State of Emergency Over Migrant Busses
» Revealed: Democrat-Led El Paso Alone Has Sent 7,000 Migrants to New York City and Chicago — Nearly Four Times More Than Greg Abbott
» UK’s Mass Migration Gamble Fails: ‘Conservative’ Govt Still Putting Retirement Age Up, Faster
 
Culture Wars
» Alarmists Call for ‘Doubling Down’ In War on Climate Change
» Boston Children’s Hospital Says Children Can Know They’re Transgender ‘From the Womb’ In Deleted Video
» Colorado Baker Who Refused to Make Same-Sex Wedding Cake Challenged Over ‘Gender Transition Cake’
» Elite New York College to Offer Abortion Pills for Students
» Pennsylvania Teacher Reinstated After Being Suspended for Refusing to Use ‘Preferred Pronouns’
» Twitter Bans Dr. Peter McCullough
» Vanderbilt Pediatric Gender Clinic in Nashville Halts Gender Transition Surgery on Minors
 

Food, Energy, Housing: True German Inflation is 56 Percent

Prices are skyrocketing and we are all getting poorer — everyone feels the price shock, but in statistics it shows up much smaller. Official inflation figures are around 10 percent. But many citizens notice in their everyday life: Prices are rising — in the supermarket, at the gas station — much faster.

The true inflation is much higher: That’s why there is now the inflation radar from pleiticker.de — one can find it updated daily on their homepage. They have calculated price developments in the areas that really matter: housing, energy and basic foodstuffs. With the latest figures, inflation there was a whopping 56,3 percent over the past year — and 11,6 percent over the past week alone. For the average net income of a German household (€3 600), this means a loss in value of €1 296. This is mainly driven by the rise in energy costs. The price of electricity has risen by an unbelievable 344 percent in the past year.

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

German Governement Furious as ‘Friendly Countries’ Charge ‘Astronomical Prices’ for Gas

Germany has become extremely reliant on liquified natural gas from the United States to keep its industrial sector and economy afloat, and since the Nord Stream gas pipeline explosions, Germany has become even more dependent.

The pipeline explosion changes the entire geopolitical position of Germany, as it cut off any hope Germany had of restarting relations with Russia and regaining access to cheap gas supplies, which have served as the bedrock of the country’s industrial sector.

Given the circumstances, Germany is growing angry over the “sky-high” gas prices it has to pay from so-called “friendly countries.”

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

Stimulus Update: California Residents to Get Massive $1,050 Direct Payments Today

The day has arrived for direct payments of up to $1,050 to start being released to California residents as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D-CA) Middle Class Tax Refund.

The refund seeks to offset some of the costs of sky-high inflation for consumers by providing them with direct payments. All in all, roughly $9.5 billion will be shipped out to California residents starting Oct. 7, according to ABC 10 News. The first payments will be through direct deposit, while others will be shipped a debit card.

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

SWIFT Announces “Breakthrough” in CBDC Experiments

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) announced that it had successfully transferred central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and tokenized assets using existing financial systems.

SWIFT is a messaging system that connects over 11,500 financial institutions around the world and facilitates international transactions. It conducted two experiments, both of which were successful.

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

U.S. Adds 263,000 Jobs in September, But Smallest Gain in 17 Months Won’t Stop Fed Rate Hikes

The numbers: The increase in new jobs in September fell to a 17-month low of 263,000 due to labor shortages and waning demand for workers as talk of recession grows, but it was still too strong for a Federal Reserve bent on slowing the economy and tackling high inflation.

The increase in hiring, while still strong historically, was the smallest since April 2021.

It also fell slightly short of Wall Street estimates. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast 275,000 new jobs.

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

“Shoot Him So He Looks Like Grated Cheese”: Florida Sheriff Offers Anti-Looter Advice

Outspoken Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd recommends that residents who encounter a looter in their home in the wake of Hurricane Ian should “shoot him so he looks like grated cheese.”

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

AP Fabricates “Completely False Story” To Smear DeSantis, Then Deletes

Tell us you’re a propaganda arm of the Democratic party without telling us…

On Thursday, the Associated Press fabricated a story about residents on Florida’s Pine Island, who they claimed “have stayed put for days without electricity and other resources while hoping the lone bridge to the mainland is repaired” after Hurricane Ian.

The headline played into the left’s ongoing attempts to make this into Gov. Ron Desantis’ ‘Katrina’ moment.

Except, the bridge was repaired the day before.

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

Appeals Court Backs Florida’s ‘Vaccine Passport’ Ban for Cruise Lines

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NSF) — In a victory for Gov. Ron DeSantis, a sharply divided federal appeals court Thursday rejected arguments by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings that Florida’s ban on so-called “vaccine passports” is unconstitutional.

A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, overturned a preliminary injunction that prevented the state from enforcing the ban on the cruise-ship company.

Thursday’s decision came three days after Norwegian announced that it would no longer require passengers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before boarding ships. It also came two days after the Miami-based company said in court filings that the case was moot.

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

Biden’s Energy Policies and His ‘War on Oil’ Is Costing the US $100 Billion a Year in Lost Output, Conservative Group Research Finds

If Donald Trump’s energy policies remained in place then the U.S. could be earning an extra $100 billion a year from oil and gas, according to the conservative Committee to Unleash Prosperity.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Torched Over Tone Deaf Corvette Tweet

While everyday Americans struggle to make ends meet and face record high gas prices, Joe Biden thought it would be a good idea to tweet a picture of himself behind the wheel of his gas guzzling classic sports car with a caption claiming he is “building a better America”.

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

California Quietly Raises State Income Tax Rate to 14.4%

The State of California has quietly raised its marginal income tax rate to 14.4% beginning in 2024.

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation that implements the change. In a recent op-ed, a Wall Street Journal writer noted:…in 2024 California’s top marginal tax rate will increase to 14.4% from 13.3% for workers making more than $1 million. Those making between $61,214 and $312,686 would pay 10.4%. So California’s upper-middle class will pay more than millionaires in almost every state save New York, New Jersey and Hawaii.

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

CDC Report: Record Number of Kids Being Hospitalised Due to Weakened Immune Systems

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report highlights a record number of children are now being hospitalised with common colds due to weakened immune systems.

The Daily Mail reports that the CDC found that a historically high number of inpatients under 18 years old were struggling with common viruses during August 2021, after lockdowns, masks and social distancing hit a peak.

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

Defense Secretary Austin Orders Renaming of Military Bases With Confederate Ties

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday signed off on an independent commission’s recommendations to remove from U.S. military facilities, “all names, symbols, displays, monuments, and paraphernalia that honor or commemorate the Confederacy.”

“The installations and facilities that our Department operates are more than vital national security assets. They are also powerful public symbols of our military, and of course, they are the places where our Service members and their families work and live.” Austin wrote in a memo to senior officials on Friday. “The names of these installations and facilities should inspire all those who call them home, fully reflect the history and the values of the United States, and commemorate the best of the republic that we are all sworn to protect.”

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

Delaware Supreme Court Rules Universal Mail-in Voting Unconstitutional

The Delaware Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a state law enacting universal mail-in voting violated the state’s constitution.

“The Vote-by-Mail Statute impermissibly expands the categories of absentee voters identified in Article V, Section 4A of the Delaware Constitution,” the court wrote. “Therefore, the judgment of the Court of Chancery that the Vote-by-Mail Statute violates the Delaware Constitution should be affirmed.”

The court further rejected a component of the law that would have created same-day registration throughout the state.

“The Same-Day Registration Statute conflicts with the provisions of Article V, Section 4 of the Delaware Constitution,” the judges found. “Consequently, the judgment of the Court of Chancery that the Same-Day Registration Statute does not violate the Delaware Constitution should be reversed.”

The court asserted that the three-page ruling would precede a “more formal opinion” but highlighted the state’s plan to mail ballots to voters by Oct. 10 as the rationale for the “abbreviated order.”

While absentee voting is constitutional in Delaware, per the Epoch Times, anyone seeking such an accommodation must be unable to reach their polling place, due to reasons such as illness or disability.

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

DeSantis vs. Newsom: Gas Prices Over $3 Lower in Florida

Gas prices are more than $3.00 lower in Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) Florida than in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) California.

Newsom has for months made a noticeable effort to criticize Florida and DeSantis’s handling of the state, going so far as using the Fourth of July weekend to urge Floridians to flock to the Golden State.

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

Experts Say ‘Flawed’ Study Used to Justify Mask Mandate, $3 Million in Fines Levied at Church

Authored by Brad Jones via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Santa Clara County’s $3 million lawsuit against a church in California’s Silicon Valley over COVID-19 mandate violations, as well as its prior mask mandate, was based on a study that’s deeply flawed, critics say.

Pastor Mike McClure of Calvary Chapel San Jose defied county mandates from May through October 2020 when the church held indoor services, made masks optional, ignored social distancing rules, and refused to place limits on how many of its 600 congregants could attend services.

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

Google Goes After More Conservatives. Who’s Next?

Issues & Insights (I&I) is a terrific conservative website whose writers came from the editorial board of Investors Business Daily. I&I writes smart content that goes after the left, often mercilessly — and, hey, it features PJ Media on its list of recommended websites, so you can see how intelligent I&I is.

One of the key contributors to I&I is cartoonist Michael Ramirez. Even if you don’t know his name, chances are you’ve seen his cartoons. They’re perceptive, thought-provoking, gut-busting, and solidly conservative.

But Google is targeting I&I and Ramirez’s work.

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

Horrific Video Shows Daycare Worker Terrifying Sobbing Toddlers With Halloween Mask

A video of a daycare worker in Mississippi donning a scream face halloween mask and frightening tiny children to tears has sparked guttural outrage online.

The footage shows a woman screaming into the faces of the toddlers, causing them to wail and flinch in terror.

The woman in the mask is heard in the video telling colleagues that she is targeting the children that have been “bad” while leaving the “good” ones alone.

The clearly demented person is seen leaning over one child and creepily saying “are you being bad,” to which the child shakes his head and cries “no”.

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

Kanye Accuses Kushner of Sabotaging Trump

During his interview with Tucker Carlson last night, Kanye West savaged the Kushner family, accusing former White House advisor Jared Kushner of sabotaging Trump.

“After talking to them, and really sitting with Jared and sitting with Josh and finding out other pieces of information, I was like wow, these guys might have really been holding Trump back,” said Kanye.

Kanye also claimed that Jared Kushner and his brother Josh only arranged the Abraham Accords between Israel and Arab countries to “make money.”

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

Liberal Think Tank CEO: Bringing Jobs Back is Just Another Ploy to Help White Males

Harvard-educated Biden donor economist Adam Posen thinks that the focus on reviving domestic manufacturing is nothing more than a “fetish for keeping white males with low education in the powerful positions they are in,” journalist Matt Stoller reports.

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

Mike Pompeo Blasts Air Force Climate Plan That Would See Bases Operate at Net-Zero Emissions by Using ‘Ultra-Efficient’ Planes and Electric Cars: ‘China’s Air Force is Not Obsessing About Green Energy’

Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo blasted the US Air Force plan: ‘I can guarantee you that the China’s Air Force is not obsessing about green energy. They’re focused on defeating America.’

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Musk Bashes ‘Right Wing Echo Chamber’ Truth Social Amid Stalled Twitter Purchase

Tesla founder Elon Musk bashed former President Donald Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social, amid the ongoing drama surrounding his attempt to purchase Twitter.

“It is essentially a rightwing echo chamber. It might as well be called Trumpet,” Musk said of the former president’s app in an interview with the Financial Times, published Friday.

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

NYPD IDs 4 Members of Gang as Subway Attack Suspects Dressed in Neon Green Bodysuits, All Have Rap Sheets

The New York City Police Department on Friday identified four suspects who were allegedly part of a group of people wearing neon-green bodysuits on a Manhattan subway train who attacked two teenagers.

The NYPD released images of the suspects during a news briefing. Chief of Detectives James Essig said the attack stemmed from an incident on a subway platform that began with an accidental bump.

The suspects were identified as Ciante Alston, Mairam Cisse Issouf, Dariana Peguero, all 26, and 34-year-old Emily Soto as being among the group captured on camera punching and tossing around two 19-year-old women in the Times Square subway station early Sunday.

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

Pentagon Classifies FBI, DOJ Drone Supplier as ‘Chinese Military Company’

American agencies including the FBI, DHS, and various other law enforcement groups are using drones made by a Chinese military company.

The Washington Examiner reports that the US Department of Defense added Shenzhen DJI Sciences and Technologies, a company backed by Beijing, to a growing list of Chinese military companies operating within the US this week.

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

San Antonio Officer Fired After Shooting at Teen Sitting in McDonald’s Parking Lot Eating a Burger

The officer was responding to an unrelated disturbance call at the restaurant. Erik Cantu, 17, is hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds.

A San Antonio police officer still in his probationary period was fired after he shot at and injured a 17-year-old boy in the parking lot of McDonald’s, the department said Wednesday.

The teenager, Erik Cantu, is hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds. His condition was not known Friday morning.

The officer, identified as James Brennand, responded to the fast-food eatery on Blanco Road around 10:45 p.m. Sunday for an unrelated disturbance call, according to police.

“As the officer attempted to gather information from witnesses, he noticed a vehicle that had evaded him the day before as the officer attempted a stop because the registered license plate did not match the actual vehicle,” Capt. Alyssa Campos, the department’s training commander, said in a video statement.

The car, driven by Cantu, was not the subject of the disturbance call at the McDonald’s, according to Campos.

The officer, believing the car was stolen, called “for cover” but approached the vehicle before other officers arrived, she said. Campos said the officer “abruptly” opened the driver’s door and ordered Cantu to get out.

Police body-camera footage released by the department shows Cantu sitting in the driver’s seat eating a McDonald’s hamburger. A 17-year-old girl is in the passenger’s seat.

“Get out of the car,” the officer says to Cantu, the video shows.

Cantu put the car in reverse with the driver’s door still open and backed up, Campos said, adding the officer was hit by the open door.

“The officer then stepped back and opened fire on the vehicle as the driver reversed away from him,” she said.

Multiple gunshots can be heard in the video as the maroon car backs away and the driver’s door closes. More shots are fired as the car flees the parking lot, the video shows.

Cantu and his passenger were found about a block away. The passenger was not injured.

Police charged Cantu with evading detention with a vehicle and assault on a peace officer. It’s not clear if he has obtained an attorney who can speak on his behalf. Police have not said if the car was, in fact, stolen.

Brennand had been on the force for seven months and was still on probation, a standard practice for San Antonio officers who graduated from the police academy less than a year ago.

“The former Officer’s actions are indefensible and do not align with our training, tactics and procedures,” Chief William McManus said. “As such, I terminated him. I will withhold further comment as this incident is still under investigation.”

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Sheriff Tells People “You Gotta Protect Yourself” As Illinois’ New Zero Cash Bail Law Goes Into Effect January 1

Sangamon County, Illinois Sheriff Jack Campbell addressed about eighty gun owners at a Guns Save Life meeting in Springfield Monday evening. He talked about the Land of Lincoln’s upcoming effective date of the so-called SAFE-T Act, otherwise know as no cash bail. On January 1st, the state will do away with cash bail for nearly all crimes, including second degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, and more.

It’s going to be messy.

Sheriff Campbell had nothing good to say about the new law or the people who passed it. He began his presentation telling folks that the new law will result in a hundred or more inmates being released on New Year’s Day, almost all of whom were charged with serious drug or violent crimes.

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

The FBI is Sued for Withholding Facebook Censorship Records

The FBI has been sued for withholding records of communications with Facebook about the Hunter Biden laptop story.

In an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast in August, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that before the 2020 election, the FBI warned Facebook about Russian propaganda.

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

The Most Interesting Thing Kanye Said

The most interesting thing Kanye said was about how celebrities and influencers are manipulated and controlled by handlers to amplify regime narratives.

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

Trump Crushing Biden in 2024 Presidential Poll in Iowa

A new poll out of Iowa on Friday has former President Donald Trump beating President Joe Biden by 8 points in a 2024 potential face-off.

According to the Hill, the Emerson College poll found that 47 percent of likely Iowa voters would go for Trump while 39 percent said they wanted Biden in 2024.

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

Twitter Court Docs Reveal Elon Musk’s Ex-Wife Texted Him to ‘Please Do Something to Fight Woke-Ism’

Elon Musk’s ex-wife Talulah Riley texted him to “Please do something to fight woke-ism” with his takeover of Twitter, according to Bloomberg News’ analysis of texts released from Musk’s phone as part of his litigation with Twitter.

From Bloomberg:

While many of the text messages [revealed in court documents from Musk’s phone] involved pleas to put money in the deal, Riley’s were more focused on politics. “Please do something to fight woke-ism.” she wrote, “I will do anything to help! xx.”

She was especially concerned about the suspension of the Babylon Bee satire site’s Twitter account, calling it “crazy” in a text to Musk. “Raiyah and I were talking about it today,” she wrote. “It was a f—king joke. Why has everyone become so puritanical?”

Shortly after the Bee’s suspension, Musk polled his followers about free speech.

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

Update: Rekieta Law Reinstated on YouTube After Termination Following False Flagging by Angry Trans Activists

UPDATE: On Friday afternoon, the Rekieta Law channel reappeared on YouTube without any explanation. PJ Media reached out to Rekieta and he had not yet heard any statement from YouTube about why his account was reinstated.

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

Uvalde School District Suspends Police Force, Puts Top Officials on Leave

UVALDE, Texas (KXAN) — The Uvalde school district said Friday it will suspend all activities of its police department and has placed two of its top officials on administrative leave after the Robb Elementary School shooting that killed 21 people.

Uvalde CISD said in a statement, “recent developments have uncovered additional concerns with department operations,” which prompted the suspension.

UCISD explained officers currently employed will fill other roles within the district. At least two officials, Lt. Miguel Hernandez and Student Services Director Ken Mueller, were placed on administrative leave, with Mueller electing to retire, according to UCISD’s announcement.

“As a result of the recent developments, Lt. Miguel Hernandez and Ken Mueller have been placed on administrative leave, and the District has made the decision to suspend all activities of the Uvalde CISD Police Department for a period of time,” Uvalde CISD’s statement said.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Uvalde, Texas, School District Suspends Its Entire Police Department

Texas’ Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District announced Friday it is suspending its entire police department.

The Uvalde district this week fired a newly hired former Texas state trooper who was on scene of the Robb Elementary School massacre in May.

Officer Crimson Elizondo was hired despite being part of the law enforcement response that waited more than an hour to confront the gunman at the Uvalde school. Elizondo is one of those under internal investigation, according to Texas Department of Public Safety records.

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

Canadian Government Has Allocated $105.3 Million to World Economic Forum Digital ID Partnership

Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. Leslyn Lewis, a staunch critic of the Canadian government’s digital identity (ID) plans, has finally got the Canadian government’s transport department, Transport Canada, to admit that a substantial $105.3 million of taxpayer funds have been spent on a pilot digital ID program.

The digital ID pilot is called the “Known Traveller Digital Identity” (KTDI) program and lists the World Economic Forum (an international organization that aims to “shape global, regional and industry agendas”), the Government of Canada, and others as partners.

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

Ottawa Constable Pleads Guilty to Donating Money to the Freedom Convoy After Prosecution by Her Fellow Officers

Ottawa Police Constable Kristina Neilson pleaded guilty on Thursday with discreditable conduct under Canada’s Police Services Act for donating money to the Freedom Convoy during their protests over Canada’s strict Covid vaccination mandates.

According to CTV News, Ottawa Police Services’ Professional Standards Unit was informed about Neilson’s donation through the site GiveSendGo and then launched their investigation.

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

23-Year-Old Woman ‘Euthanized’ Due to Mental ‘Trauma’ Over 2016 Brussel Airport Bombing

A 23-year-old woman who survived the deadly 2016 Brussels airport bombing carried about by ISIS was euthanised due to the severe mental health issues she suffered as a result of the terrorist attack, her mother revealed earlier this week.

Shanti De Corte, then 17, was about to head off on a school trip to Italy from the Zaventem, Belgium airport on March 22, 2016, when two Islamic State sucide bombers detonated nail bombs in the departure hall. The teenager managed to survive the explosions, which claimed the lives of 32 people and injured over 300, without sustaining any injuries. However, her mental wounds ran deep, according to a Daily Mail report.

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Activists Want Social Media Platforms to Censor Spanish-Language “Misinformation”

Advocacy groups are claiming that social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, are not doing enough to tackle “misinformation” in Spanish, despite vowing to do so, The Guardian reported.

In a July 2021 letter, a group of lawmakers asked social media companies to do more to fight disinformation in Spanish.

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Almost 50 Brought Into Custody at Extinction Rebellion Finland Protest in Helsinki

A DEMONSTRATION by Extinction Rebellion Finland halted traffic on Mannerheimintie, the main thoroughfare of Helsinki, on Thursday.

Helsinki Police Department on Thursday stated that around 150—200 demonstrators walked onto the street at 5pm outside the Parliament House, defying an earlier notice from the police that the location is not a suitable site for the demonstration.

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‘Escalation of the War in Ukraine is Against Poland’s Interests,’ Warns Top Polish Editor

The editor-in-chief of the influential Do Rzeczy weekly, Pawel Lisicki, is warning that an escalation of the war in Ukraine could significantly undermine Polish security.

“I’m interested in the Polish perspective. The escalation of this war increases rather than decreases risks for us,” said Lisicki in an interview for Radio WNET.

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‘Europe is Bleeding’ While Russia Makes ‘Good Money,’ Hungarian PM Warns at European Community Meeting

The European Union’s sanctions imposed on Russia have not lived up to expectations, according to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Speaking from a European Community meeting in Prague on Thursday, the Hungarian leader reminded his European counterparts that the sanctions have not brought an end to the war, which began more than seven months ago. He claimed “Europe is slowly bleeding” while “Russia is making good money in the meantime.”

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Exclusive U.S. Navy Jet Flew Across Baltic Hours After Nord Stream Burst

OSLO/PARIS/WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) — A U.S. Navy reconnaissance aircraft flew near the site of the ruptured Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea hours after the first damage emerged, according to tracking reviewed by Reuters, a flight Washington said was routine.

Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines burst on Sept. 26, draining gas into the Baltic Sea off the coast of Denmark and Sweden. Seismologists registered explosions in the area, and police in several countries have launched investigations.

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Germany Set to Cave to Pressure Over EU-Wide Gas Purchasing and Price Cap Plan

The EU summit in Prague on Friday may witness a German U-turn on two ideas for combating the energy crisis. The first is a common EU platform for the purchase of gas, while the second is the proposal to set a maximum price for gas.

Brussels has been arguing for a move away from a free for all in which the richest countries outbid others and prices keep going up. This is why common purchasing and a maximum price are to be added to limiting consumption as a joint EU response to the energy crisis engulfing Europe.

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Netherlands: Farmers’ Activists Warn of Protests Against Compulsory Buyouts, Others Positive

Farmers’ activists have warned disruptive protests will return if the government goes ahead with plans to force hundreds of businesses to give up in order to cut nitrogen pollution.

‘The expropriation of farmers must be taken off the table,’ Mark van den Oever of Farmers’ Defence Force said after the government-appointed negotiator, Johan Remkes, published his recommendations on Wednesday. ‘We will not allow enforced buyouts to happen.’

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Norway Inspects Subsea Gas Pipeline After Nord Stream Blasts

OSLO, Oct 7 (Reuters) — Norway has deployed a specialist vessel to inspect a subsea gas pipeline to Germany because of safety concerns after suspected sabotage last month on two Nord Stream pipelines between Russia and Germany, according to sources and data.

Norway, Europe’s largest gas supplier, last week put its energy sector on high alert, deploying its navy and air force to patrol offshore facilities and placing soldiers at onshore gas processing plants after the Sept. 26 Nord Stream blasts.

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Sanctions War: British National Grid Warns Country Faces Rolling Blackouts Come Winter

Britons face regular, rolling blackouts in order to preserve the overall integrity of the gas and electricity network this winter.

National Grid, the privately-owned business which runs — and owns — much of Britain’s gas and electricity transmission network, has warned that energy supply shortages could see regular three-hour blackouts strike the country, as the effects of the ongoing Russo-Western sanctions look to worsen.

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Shock Video: Teen Girl Attacked by Mob in Belgium

A young girl was hospitalized after she was brutally beaten by a howling mob of ‘teens’ in Belgium this week, according to reports.

The disturbing incident unfolded on Monday near a school in Beveran, a municipality in the province of East Flanders.

Shocking footage of the attack was shared on social media.

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Switzerland: Zurich University Locks Out Whites

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich has declared October “Black History Month”. Here, students can celebrate “the continuing achievements and contributions of black people around the world,” it declared. “It is also a time for continued action to combat racism and ensure black history is represented and celebrated throughout the year.”

To this end, ETH Zurich is dedicating several events to “Black History Month”. However, the events are “deliberately separated for people who are affected by racism and for people who do not experience racism”. Only in this way can people “who feel themselves exposed to racism share their experiences freely and without fear of negative consequences in a safer space”.

Students with white skin are therefore not allowed in these “safe spaces”. However, they are allowed into other rooms to critically question their whiteness: “For people who do not experience racism but want to become allies against racism, we offer the opportunity for a respectful, but possibly controversial dialogue, in a braver room.”

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Turkey Suggests Sweden, Finland Can Join NATO Separately

PRAGUE (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday there is a difference in the approaches by Sweden and Finland to meeting Turkey’s security…

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UK: Just Stop Oil Block Roads Around Westminster for Seventh Day

Activists blocked roads in central London for a seventh day as part of their campaign to stop future gas and oil projects from going ahead.

Around 25 supporters of Just Stop Oil sat in the roads to the north and south of Vauxhall Bridge on Friday, where they wore high-vis orange vests and held up orange banners.

The group said people also glued themselves to the road.

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UK: Sadiq Khan Hails ‘Good News’ That London Triple Stabbing Was ‘Not a Terror Attack’

Mayor Sadiq Khan has hailed the “good news” that a triple stabbing in Bishopsgate, London, “was not a terror attack”.

Thugs on bicycles are believed to have been attempting a knifepoint phone snatch robbery in broad daylight, not even 200 metres from a police station, when several ‘have a go heroes’ intervened — resulting in a melee in which three people were stabbed.

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Watch: Activist Group Animal Rebellion Supporters Pour Out Bottles of Milk in Department Stores in UK

On Friday, two supporters from the animal and climate justice movement called Animal Rebellion were seen pouring out bottles of milk on the floor, in the United Kingdom’s high-end stores like Fortnum and Mason and Selfridges. According to the group, their aim is to compel government action and call for a transition to a plant-based future.

The clip was later posted on Twitter, with the caption, “Happening now! Two supporters of Animal Rebellion have just poured dairy in High end department stores,

@Selfridges and @Fortnums calling for a transition to a #PlantBasedFuture”.

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While British ‘Conservatives’ Talk Up Tax Cuts, Stealth Taxes Are Hollowing Out Working Families

UK Conservative party leader Liz Truss gave a surprisingly passionate moral defence of tax cuts this week but even the meagre tax cuts her government is delivering are cancelled out by considerable stealth tax rises caused by fiscal drag, a report has found.

For every one pound (£1) the average UK household will have extra from the high-profile tax cut the government announced two weeks ago, it will actually lose two pounds (£2) to so-called stealth taxes, a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said. The alarming findings indicate the great political theatre surrounding the cut in basic rate income tax by one penny in the pound (from 20% to 19%) is really an accounting trick masking the actual gains the government will make at the expense of households in the coming years caused by fiscal drag.

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Serbian PM: EU Ban on Russian Oil May Cost Country ‘Millions of Euros’

BELGRADE (Sputnik) — The EU-plotted ban on Russian oil supplied by tankers will increase Serbia’s oil spending by 20% as the country will have to switch to a pipeline supply through Croatia, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Friday.

In June, the EU imposed a ban on seaborne imports of Russian crude oil starting December 5. Initially, Serbia was exempt from the ban, but on Wednesday, media reported that the exemption will be canceled in the new sanctions package. Croatia allegedly lobbied this decision, according to Serbian officials.

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Jamal Khashoggi vs. Marc Bennett: Whose Life Matters?

by Daniel Greenfield

In an annual propaganda ritual, the heads of foreign governments and media operatives marked the anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s death by tweeting condemnations of the killing of the old friend of Osama bin Laden who had been recruited by an Al Qaeda financier to promote Jihad.

It is a testament to the unchallenged power of the Islamic tyranny of Qatar that everyone in Washington D.C. unquestioningly takes a knee and pays tribute to its martyred operative.

“Jamal Khashoggi’s murder 4 years ago was also an attack on freedom of expression everywhere,” Secretary of State Blinken tweeted. There’s no such thing as “freedom of expression” among Khashoggi’s Qatari employees. Khashoggi was not fighting for any kind of freedom, but for an Islamist tyranny of the kind practiced by Qatar’s fellow Islamists in Iran. Had he gotten his way, liberals in Saudi Arabia would be the ones being brutally murdered.

As they are in Iran.

Western elites have spent far less time expressing outrage about the torture and mass murder by Iran’s Islamic regime of thousands of dissidents and protesters than they have over the death of an Islamist whose death equally outraged Al Qaeda and ISIS as it did Washington D.C.

The Washington Post was much less exercised about one of its own reporters, Jason Rezaian, being held hostage in Iran for over a year than over Jamal Khashoggi, a foreign operative running press releases from the Qatari Foundation in its digital pages at the behest of Qatar.

This year the annual Khashoggi passion play coincides with information about Qatar’s murder of Marc Bennett, a British citizen who was brutally tortured without a word of protest from the West…

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Qatar’s Rules for Westerners Ahead of World Cup Are Illiberal and Ambiguous

The FIFA World Cup has historically been a vibrant celebration of national identities and culture with fans from across the globe temporarily interspersing to create a diverse, kaleidoscope of color and customs, as thousands flock to watch their idols showcase their talent on the world stage.

Previous host nations of the quadrennial event have provided legendary moments. Who could forget the Fanmeile leading up to the Brandenburg Gate in 2006, the South African vuvuzela phenomenon of 2010, or the samba-inspired festivities on Copacabana beach in 2014?

Journalists, politicians, and fans alike, however, have all expressed their concerns about the hosting of soccer’s flagship tournament this year by Qatar.

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Turkey Summons Swedish Envoy Over ‘Insulting Content’ About Erdogan on TV -Anadolu

ISTANBUL, Oct 5 (Reuters) -NATO member Turkey summoned the Swedish ambassador over “insulting content” about President Tayyip Erdogan aired on Swedish TV.

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‘Gold Teeth’ Ukraine Recovered From ‘Russian Mini-Auschwitz Torture Chamber’ Were Actually From Village Dentist — Report

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry on Tuesday posted a photograph of a box of “gold dental crowns” they claimed were extracted from Ukrainian victims in a “torture chamber” in Pisky-Radkivski they dubbed a “mini Auschwitz.”

“A torture chamber in Pisky-Radkivski,” the Ukrainian Defense Ministry tweeted. “2 photos. A gas mask that was put on the head of a victim who was covered with a smoldering rag and buried alive. And a box of gold dental crowns. A mini Auschwitz. How many more will be found in occupied Ukraine?”

The story was spread to millions by Ukrainian officials and media outlets like The Telegraph and The Independent.

The German media outlet BILD visited Pisky-Radkivski to investigate the story themselves and found that the crowns were actually taken from the village dentist.

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Nobel Peace Prize to Activists From Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Human rights activists from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a strong rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose invasion of Ukraine ruptured decades of nearly uninterrupted peace in Europe, and to the Belarusian president, his authoritarian ally.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2022 prize to imprisoned Belarus activist Ales Bialiatski, the Russian group Memorial and the Ukrainian organization Center for Civil Liberties. Bialiatski is the fourth laureate to be honored while in detention.

Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said the panel was honoring “three outstanding champions of human rights, democracy and peaceful coexistence.”

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On Putin’s Birthday, the Nobel Peace Prize Honors His Enemies

As he turns 70, Russian President Vladimir Putin finds himself in the eye of a storm of his own making: His army is suffering humiliating defeats in Ukraine. The death toll from a missile attack on apartment buildings in a southern Ukrainian city rose to 11 as more Russian missiles and — for the first time — explosive packed drones targeted Ukrainian-held Zaporizhzhia on Friday.

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Russia Angered Over Poles and Czechs’ ‘Plan’ to Partition Kaliningrad

A map depicting the Russian territory of Kaliningrad divided up by Poland and Czechia, which was shared by a Polish Twitter user took off on the internet. It soon was shared by Czech politician Tomas Zdechovský and caused a reaction in Russian media.

Following Vladimir Putin’s announcement of the annexation of four Ukrainian regions, after the fake referendums, the governments in several European capitals protested the move by calling Russian ambassadors and presenting them with diplomatic notes not recognizing the annexation.

Meanwhile, an anonymous Twitter user started a wave of memes that mocked the illegal annexation. He posted a map of Kaliningrad divided between Poland and Czechia and wrote: “It is time to divide Kaliningrad so that our Czech brothers finally gain access to the sea.”

The graphic was retweeted and translated by a Czech MEP Tomas Zdechovský. “How can you not love Poles?” Zdechovský added.

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Ukrainian Leader Volodymyr Zelensky Praises Australia for Sending Him ‘Heavy Weapons’ to Combat Vladimir Putin’s ‘Nuclear Blackmail’ As the War With Russia Threatens to Escalate

Speaking to Australian policy thinktank the Lowy Institute, Volodymyr Zelensky praised Australia’s aid in combatting Putin’s ‘nuclear blackmail’.

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Ukraine War: Kyiv and Washington Clarify Leaders’ Nuclear Remarks to Calm Fears

Here are Friday’s the main developments related to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

1. White House plays down Biden’s nuclear ‘Armageddon’ remarks

The White House has sought to clarify remarks by US President Joe Biden who declared that the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre underscored that there are no indications “that Russia is preparing to imminently use nuclear weapons”.

She told reporters Friday the US has seen no reason to adjust its own strategic nuclear posture and that Biden was just showing “how seriously” he is taking Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rhetoric.

Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser Thursday night, Biden warned that Putin was “not joking” when he talks about the potential use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons.

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Zelensky Calls for ‘Preventive Action’ Against Putin, Warns Not to Wait ‘For the Nuclear Strikes First’

On Thursday, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky addressed members of the Lowy Institute in Australia, appearing virtually from his office in Kyiv.

He detailed the continuing struggle of the Ukrainian people and urged his allies to take “preventive strikes” against Putin.

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Hindu Girls & Women Are Grossly Victimized in Islamic Pakistan. Landlords to Commoners All Are Enjoying it!

In Pakistan, Muslim landlord strips Hindu woman worker naked, hangs her upside down, beats her, rapes with henchmen.

FP Staff | New Delhi | Oct 3, 2022:: She went to ask for her wages, but this Hindu labourer in Pakistan’s Bahwalpur got brutalised by her Muslim landlord, instead.

The woman, wife of bonded labourer Gangaram, was hoisted upside down, beaten, gang-raped by six or seven men.

This is yet another instance which stands testimony to the absolutely dismal record of Pakistan when it comes to atrocities against minorities, especially Hindus.

The incident took place at Bhawalpur in Punjab’s Pakistan after the woman, Savitri Bai (name changed), went to Muslim landlord Mohammad Akram to ask for wages. Akram later went to the woman’s house with weapons and threatened her. He then kidnapped her and she was gang-raped and beaten (by 6-7 Muslim men).

In a video, Savitri Bai said, “He kidnapped me and took me to an unknown place. Over their they stripped me naked and kept beating me.”

She further said that they had covered my face and kept beating me…

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VLC Creator Considers Suing India’s Government Over Website Blocking

VideoLAN, the French nonprofit behind the open-source and free media player VLC, is threatening to sue the Indian government for blocking the VLC website without an explanation.

When Indian users attempt to visit the VLC website, they get the message: “Your requested URL has been blocked as per the directions received from the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India.”

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US Intelligence Warning: China Escalating Influence Operations

China is doubling down on its efforts to influence state and local government leaders in the United States by exploiting the existing web of regional and local US-China relations, the U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) warned in July.

“Some of the goals of PRC [People’s Republic of China] influence operations in the United States are to expand support for PRC interests among state and local leaders and to use these relationships to pressure Washington for policies friendlier to Beijing. The PRC understands U.S. state and local leaders enjoy a degree of independence from Washington and may seek to use them as proxies to advocate for national U.S. policies Beijing desires, including improved U.S. economic cooperation with China, and reduced U.S. criticism of China’s policies towards Taiwan, Tibetans, Uyghurs, pro-democracy activists, and others.

“The PRC and CCP [Chinese Communist Party] continue to seek to influence Washington directly… Yet the PRC has also stepped up its efforts to cultivate U.S. state and local leaders in a strategy some have described as ‘using the local to surround the central.’ For the PRC and CCP, targeting state and local entities can be an effective way to pursue agendas that might be more challenging at the national level.”

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NAACP Leader Killed in Gang Shooting While Vacationing in Turks and Caicos

A leading member of the Arlington County NAACP branch was killed this week while vacationing in Turks and Caicos.

Kent Carter was a realtor with Keller Williams Realty and an activist and philanthropist in the Arlington, Va., community, according to a statement released by the Arlington County NAACP. Carter was the organization’s first vice president.

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Carter was vacationing on the island for his 40th birthday with his girlfriend. Carter’s girlfriend told Fox 5 the two were on a hotel shuttle back from the beach when gunfire suddenly erupted.

She added that Carter “immediately used his body to shield her.”

Trevor Botting, Turks and Caicos police commissioner, said the attack was the work of armed gang members “who act without conscience, who have no regard for life and who are hell-bent on causing indiscriminate harm and misery across the TCI.”

He added the violence was linked to drugs and “fueled by turf wars and retribution.”

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Breaking: Man Charged With Deadly Las Vegas Stabbing Attack is Illegal Immigrant With Criminal Record

A man charged with a brutal mass stabbing on the Las Vegas strip that left two people dead and 6 injurred has been discovered to be a Guatemalan who is in the country illegally. Yoni Barrios, 32, has a criminal record in California.

Fox News’ Bill Melugin reported on Twitter that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had no record of him at all before this brutal stabbing attack.

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Czech PM: Turkey is the Key to Solving the Migration Crisis

Turkey can significantly help Europe with many of the issues it is currently facing, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said following the participation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the European summit in Prague.

Fiala and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen held talks with Erdogan on Thursday on how Turkey can aid Europe in solving the migration crisis and also provide export routes for Ukrainian raw materials. Moreover, Turkey stands for deepening cooperation with the EU.

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DC Council Takes First Step in Passing Bill to Let Illegal Migrants and Non-Citizens Vote in Local Elections — After #ANOTHER Bus of Migrants Were Dropped at Kamala’s Residence

The D.C. government took a step this week toward allowing the 50,000 non-citizen in the district to vote as Texas Governor Greg Abbott continues to bus migrants to the liberal city.

In a 12-1 vote on Tuesday, the D.C. Council voted to change the election code to permit all noncitizens residing in the District of Columbia to vote in local elections, bringing an end to a near decade-long effort.

The bill, if passed in a second vote, would enfranchise all noncitizens including green-card holders, temporary residents holding visas and undocumented immigrants.

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Migrants Sent to Martha’s Vineyard Have Left Shelter at Military Base for Alternative Housing, Other States

The Venezuelan migrants Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent to Martha’s Vineyard are no longer being temporarily housed at a military base, officials said Friday.

The migrants were transferred to Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) days after their surprise arrival at Martha’s Vineyard.

“The sheltering operation at JBCC for the Venezuelan migrants has ended, with all individuals transitioning into alternative housing or leaving the Commonwealth for opportunities in other states,” a spokesperson for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security said in a statement.

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Migrant Taxi NGOs Deliver Over 10,000 to Europe This Year So Far

The fleet of migrant taxi NGOs operating in the Mediterranean sea has picked up and dropped off over 10,000 migrants in the European Union this year, primarily landing in Italy.

The various NGO vessels have dropped off over 10,000 migrants in the first nine months of 2022, up from just 6,000 in 2021, with a total of seven NGO ships operating in the Mediterranean sea as more vessels are expected to also begin operations.

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New York, Long Touted as ‘Sanctuary’ For Illegals, Declares State of Emergency Over Migrant Busses

New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Friday declared a state of emergency over the massive influx of bussed illegal immigrants the city has absorbed over the past several months, even as the city has for years touted itself as a “sanctuary” for migrants from around the world.

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Revealed: Democrat-Led El Paso Alone Has Sent 7,000 Migrants to New York City and Chicago — Nearly Four Times More Than Greg Abbott

The Democrat-led border city of El Paso, Texas, has sent more migrants on buses to New York City and Chicago than a campaign by Texas’ Republican governor, a twist in an ongoing partisan battle over U.S. border security.

El Paso, which sits across the border from Juarez, Mexico, has bused roughly 7,000 migrants to New York City since late August and sent more than 1,800 to Chicago, a city-run effort that far exceeds the more ad-hoc transportation of the past.

The city’s busing effort has received less attention than a separate statewide campaign by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who is seeking a third term in Nov. 8 midterm elections.

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UK’s Mass Migration Gamble Fails: ‘Conservative’ Govt Still Putting Retirement Age Up, Faster

Despite the globalist orthodoxy that immigration can support an ageing population, the British government — which has been importing migrants on a massive scale — appears poised to increase the state pension age earlier than expected.

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Alarmists Call for ‘Doubling Down’ In War on Climate Change

Climate alarmists have pointed to hurricane Ian as evidence “the climate emergency is very much here” and demands immediate action.

“Climate impacts are here today so we need to double down on climate adaptation now,” writes Andreas Karelas in an essay this week for Common Dreams.

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Boston Children’s Hospital Says Children Can Know They’re Transgender ‘From the Womb’ In Deleted Video

One of the nation’s top children’s hospitals has generated controversy over a video claiming that some children know their gender identity before they are born.

Boston Children’s Hospital posted a video on its YouTube channel in August where a psychologist explains that “a good portion” of children she sees at the hospital’s Gender MultiSpecialty Service (GeMS) clinic know their gender identity “from the womb,” according to video captured first by the Daily Mail.

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Colorado Baker Who Refused to Make Same-Sex Wedding Cake Challenged Over ‘Gender Transition Cake’

The Colorado baker who won a partial Supreme Court victory after refusing on religious grounds to make a gay couple’s wedding cake a decade ago is challenging a separate ruling he violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a cake celebrating a gender transition.

A lawyer for Jack Phillips on Wednesday urged Colorado’s appeals court — largely on procedural grounds — to overturn last year’s ruling in a lawsuit brought by a transgender woman.

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Elite New York College to Offer Abortion Pills for Students

Barnard, a private women’s liberal arts college in New York City and the sister school to Columbia University, announced Thursday their plans to provide abortion pills on campus beginning next year, reported The New York Times. The school’s policy, which is set to take effect next September, comes as pro-abortion advocates struggle with the Supreme Court’s June ruling that overturned of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 law that ledaglized abortion in the US.

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Pennsylvania Teacher Reinstated After Being Suspended for Refusing to Use ‘Preferred Pronouns’

A Pennsylvania public school district in Beaver County has reinstated a teacher who was placed on administrative leave from his position for refusing to recognize a now-suspended policy requiring staff to use transgender students’ preferred pronouns.

South Side School District (SSSD) high school anatomy and biology teacher Daren Cusato was placed on suspension last week following his refusal to comply with a newly-introduced policy that required school staff to refer to students with pronouns that may not align with their biological sex.

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Twitter Bans Dr. Peter McCullough

Cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough is the latest high-profile figure to have his account purged by the tech giant Twitter.

McCullough built a large following during the coronavirus pandemic, which included an audience of over 512,000 followers on Twitter. He has advocated for the drug hydroxychloroquine and criticized Covid-19 vaccines.

“With no warning they [Twitter] stripped all my followers to zero, then they executed their kill machine—SUSPENDED!,” wrote McCullough on Gab. “Will let you know if I come off life-support!”

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Vanderbilt Pediatric Gender Clinic in Nashville Halts Gender Transition Surgery on Minors

Vanderbilt Pediatric Gender Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee is putting a hold on its gender transition surgeries on minors as of Friday and reviewing its practices in the wake of reporting by the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh.

The Daily Wire reports that a letter sent from the clinic to Republican State Representative Jason Zachary said, “We are pausing gender affirmation surgeries on patients under 18 while we complete this review, which may take several months.”

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/7/2022

  1. Your speculation about military bases named after Trayvon Martin and George Floyd I think today not a high chance.
    But give it 6 months and you will have military bases namend after them.

    And dont forget the Green Goblin Gang. About ten black females beating up other people in New Yorks subway.
    I think they will play the RACIST! card and in about a year they will also have a military base namend after them.

  2. The DOD should install electronic signs at all military installations, so that names can be changed as easily and frequently as fuel prices at gas stations.

  3. I recently posted a link to cultural substitution. It’s not funny anymore. In fact, this is very serious and more and more people understand this.
    And then I remembered that humanity had already dealt with this in those days when the Abrahamic religions were being imposed on non-Semitic peoples. We have dealt with the same cultural substitution, when pagan holidays were replaced by Christian ones, and even Christmas was tied to Mithra’s birthday.
    Although, as one historian wrote to me, judging by indirect data, Christ was born in the fall. (Unless, of course, he really existed).
    Ironic isn’t it?
    By the way, the treatise of John Malalas is living evidence of just such a replacement of antiquity by Christianity.

  4. “Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday signed off on an independent commission’s recommendations to remove from U.S. military facilities, “all names, symbols, displays, monuments, and paraphernalia that honor or commemorate the Confederacy.””

    In other news DoD doctors are baffled by a sudden onset of epidemic suicidal depression among military recruiters across the South.

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